Born on this date: Gustav von Seyffertitz in 1863; Harry Lauder in 1870; Fletcher Norton in 1877; William Keighley in 1889; Paul Graetz in 1889; Bobby Howes in 1895; Joseph Calleia in 1897; Hugh O'Connell in 1898; Louis Armstrong in 1901; Helen Kane in 1904; Theodore Newton in 1904; Anita Page in 1910; Patricia Dane in 1919; and Betty Jean Hainey in 1924.
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Classic Movie Daily subscribers will find images of Anita Page and Joseph Calleia inside today's issue, plus a collection of Helen Kane clippings. Also a few shots of TCM's featured star of the day, Teresa Wright.
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 Summer Under the Stars, Teresa Wright (TCM.com link) - Tuesday's Teresa Wright TCM schedule, try topping what this has to offer between 2:30 pm and am:
- 6:00 am - California Conquest (1952) with Cornel Wilde
- 7:30 am - Escapade in Japan (1957) with Cameron Mitchell
- 9:15 am - The Steel Trap (1952) with Joseph Cotten. Probably would have preferred someone other than Cotten working this caper, but kind of neat seeing him and Wright together again after their classic pairing in the 10:15 pm feature.
- 10:45 am - The Actress (1953), Ruth Gordon's story starring Jean Simmons with Spencer Tracy as her father, Wright as her mother. Recommended.
- 12:30 pm - Casanova Brown (1944) with Gary Cooper
- 2:30 pm - Mrs. Miniver (1942), my favorite Greer Garson-Walter Pidgeon. Wright is Dame May Whitty's granddaughter, in love with Richard Ney as Garson-Pidgeon's oldest son.
- 5:00 pm - The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), with Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Harold Russell. Boy, they sure are showing some good Fredric March movies at dinner time this week!
- 8:00 pm - The Little Foxes (1941), adaptation of Lillian Hellman play and third straight film on this schedule directed by William Wyler. With Bette Davis, of course.
- 10:15 pm - Shadow of a Doubt (1943) long my favorite Alfred Hitchcock film and the best of today's Wright-Cotten pairings.
- 12:15 am - The Pride of the Yankees (1942), simply the best baseball movie ever made, at least for this baseball fan. With Gary Cooper. And Babe Ruth. The Bambino.
- 2:30 am - The Happy Ending (1969) with Jean Simmons, directed by Richard Brooks.
- 4;30 am - Count the Hours (1953), reuniting Wright with MacDonald Carey from the 10:15 pm feature.
6:00 am - Flying Down to Rio (1933) begins Fred Astaire's Summer Under the Stars day (TCM.com link). The first of nine straight with Ginger Rogers.
Got a late start, so no Cliff's Notes bit today—instead I used what time I had to put together a Helen Kane (Born on this date) clippings post. Some of those clips are bit long, so make sure you keep scrolling through to the images after them. There's an especially nice Anita Page-Robert Young beach photo that follows.
Have a great day,