Born on this date: Emil Jannings in 1884; Harry Cohn in 1891; Arthur Treacher in 1894; Florence Vidor in 1895; Aileen Pringle in 1895; Helen Ferguson in 1900; Hank Worden in 1901; Michael Wilding in 1912; Gale Page in 1913; Kurt Kreuger in 1916; and Gloria DeHaven in 1925.
All links lead to each actor's IMDb page, set to open in a new tab.
Classic Movie Daily subscribers will find images of Emil Jannings, Aileen Pringle, Helen Ferguson, Michael Wilding, Gale Page, and Gloria DeHaven inside today's issue. Plus one more photo accompanying a new "Lightning Review."
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.
—TCM daytime features a marathon of (mostly) later Claudette Colbert titles highlighted by Three Came Home (1950) at 3:30 pm.
—Burns & Allen take over TCM in the evening and, I'm sorry, but I'm a first-timer to the two Paramount Big Broadcast movies playing at 8:00 and 10:00 pm - I'll also be DVRing the 1929 short, Lambchops, that TCM is playing in between at 9:45 pm. I hope these are better than TCM's synopses indicate! I have seen A Damsel in Distress (1937), featuring George and Gracie alongside Fred Astaire, but it didn't do much for me. As odd as that trio is, Astaire's leading lady, Joan Fontaine, seems even more out of place. Unfortunately, the TCM page likes that one better than the two Broadcasts that precede it. Maybe in my case that should be fortunately. We shall see! Followed by Honolulu (1939) at 1:45 am.
—Summer of Darkness continues Friday morning with Charles McGraw in Roadblock (1951) at 6:45 am.
—GetTV cranks out the series entries on Thursday with a pair of Crime Doctors, a Boston Blackie, a Lone Wolf, and four Whistlers playing throughout the day and night, with Frank Capra's Lost Horizon poking up in between at 3:55 pm. It's a great schedule, but they really need the calendar to flip at this point so they can play some new titles.
—I skipped posting an image of Florence Vidor (Born on This Date) because I did so semi-recently when I posted my Chinatown Nights (1929) lightning review. See Vidor here, with a few words from ex-husband King Vidor here.
—Excellent review of Memoirs of a Professional Cad by George Sanders by Raquel at Out of the Past. As Raquel mentions this is a formerly very rare, very expensive out-of-print title (look at those hardcover prices!) that was recently put back into circulation by Dean Street Press.
—Keeping it brief this morning to put in extra time on today's lightning review.