This would have gone up earlier, but it has been a heck of a day around here—you name it, it has probably happened! Second Mondays are never my favourite. But TCM has the cure tonight: A terrific lineup of mobster films for our enjoyment! Right now, they’re screening 1931’s The Public Enemy, starring James Cagney, Edward Woods, and Jean Harlow; it’s followed up with 1949’s stupendous and famous White Heat (another Cagney vehicle, though this time his moll is played by Virginia Mayo) at 8PM Eastern.
My husband chuckled when I excitedly told him about the night’s lineup, noting that “nothing says Christmas like Public Enemy and White Heat“, but he’s also sitting beside me watching the films, so there you go!
There’s also Cagney, Bogey, and Priscilla Lane in The Roaring Twenties (1939, 10PM), Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame in The Big Heat (1953, 12AM), Bogey, Bacall, Edward G. Robinson and Lionel Barrymore sparring off in Key Largo (1948, 2AM), and Bette Davis melting over Leslie Howard under the heartless eye of Bogey within a stone’s throw of The Petrified Forest (1936, 4AM). These are worth staying up all night for!
Also note that tomorrow night also marks the start of Fred Astaire’s reign as Star Of The Month at TCM, beginning with 1933’s Flying Down To Rio. Tune in!