LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

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LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

PostThu Feb 22, 2018 5:38 am

I know Mike Gebert has expressed interest in seeing this movie, so he -- and anyone else with a similar interest -- should be aware it's schedule to show on TCM on March 6 at 10:30 AM Eastern Time.

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Re: LAUGHING BOY Schuled for TCM

PostThu Feb 22, 2018 6:11 am

boblipton wrote:I know Mike Gebert has expressed interest in seeing this movie, so he -- and anyone else with a similar interest -- should be aware it's schedule to show on TCM on March 3 at 10:30 AM Eastern Time.

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It has some nice Indian graphics in the opening credits.
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Re: LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

PostThu Feb 22, 2018 9:51 am

And finally I have the source for another Warner Bros. Looney Tunes reference (Bugs Bunny frequently refers to Elmer Fudd and others as "Laughing Boy").
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Re: LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

PostThu Feb 22, 2018 10:08 am

It's a good book (it won the Pulitzer), I hear it's a bad movie, but we'll see. Thanks for the alert.
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Re: LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

PostThu Feb 22, 2018 10:58 am

Mike Gebert wrote:It's a good book (it won the Pulitzer), I hear it's a bad movie, but we'll see. Thanks for the alert.


I thought it was good, particularly for the year it was made. However, neither my opinion nor its reputation is anything more than some other a**h**e’s opinion.let us know what you think of it.

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Re: LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

PostThu Feb 22, 2018 3:16 pm

I always like those weeks after 31 Days of Oscarzzzzzzzz.... when they program some lesser known titles to make it up to the diehards.
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Re: LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

PostThu Feb 22, 2018 3:59 pm

Since it takes place in February now, shouldn't it be "28 Days of Oscar"? It would mean 3 days less of torment for non-enthusiasts. It's always a reminder of how many times the Academy has pandered to the box office, avoided controversy, and given its highest award to mediocre films, performances, and screenplays. Perhaps TCM should call it "31 Days of the Curse of Oscar."
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Re: LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

PostThu Feb 22, 2018 4:12 pm

Come now, Mitch. It's TCM's 31 days of harvesting people who might be vaguely interested in classic films. Allow them 31 days to try to grab a few more viewers while we die off.

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Re: LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

PostFri Feb 23, 2018 6:09 am

It's hard to believe it was made by the same director who gave us THE THIN MAN! What I like about Lupe Velez in this movie is that her vision for her character was to play it as... Lupe Velez...
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Re: LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

PostSat Feb 24, 2018 5:37 am

Correction -- and changed above: March 6.

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Re: LAUGHING BOY Scheduled for TCM

PostSat Feb 24, 2018 6:34 pm

Even worse than I remembered. Supposedly Novarro's biggest bomb. But I thought Lupe Velez was terrific.

Film was originally announced for Richard Arlen in 1932. He was lucky!

I know I've forgotten a lot over the years, but I sure never heard of Oliver LaFarge and his 1929 Pulitzer Prize for this.
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