Before we get to the vittles, a question for Classic Movie Daily subscribers—those who receive this by email each day: did you catch my review of The Wedding Night? I'm curious in terms of placement in your daily email.
I placed the "Daily" post, my little column similar to this one, at the top of the email and then followed it with the Wedding Night review. Is that preferred? And, if so, did you keep scrolling and read the review piece? Just curious, so I know what's best for all of us going forward.
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TCM TV Alerts through tomorrow at 7 am:
These titles play on TCM's US schedule and all quoted times are for my own local Eastern time zone.
—The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) plays at 2:00 pm. I see that it's followed by a Robert Benchley short just after 4 o'clock.
—The Big Heat (1953). Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame star. Fritz Lang directed. Trying to figure out why it didn't play yesterday instead?
—The Jungle Book (1942). You know, if I ever saw this, it was so far back into my childhood that I can't even remember. Think I'll set my DVR.
—Three early '30s films play Sunday morning, and I'll probably repeat one or two of them in tomorrow's Daily. First, at 6:00 am Mary Astor stars in The Runaway Bride (1930), which I don't believe I've seen.
It's followed at 7:15 am by one I've definitely seen: William Powell and Kay Francis star in For the Defense (1930), one of only two titles I covered exclusively in my eBook, 11 Pre-Code Hollywood Movie Histories.
I should really save the final title for tomorrow, but then I want to make sure you've got your DVD ready for Barbara Stanwyck in Frank Capra's The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1931), playing at 8:30 am. Highly recommended.
I'll double back to those last couple to begin tomorrow because Sunday's programming is otherwise a bit sparse.
Issue count: Since going Daily on April 6, I've mailed posts to subscribers 61 out of 62 days.