Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Don’t Move That Dial!

Cleveland’s Plain Dealer newspaper brings the welcome news that cable-TV network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor actor James Garner, who passed away last weekend at age 86, with “a 24-hour film marathon starting at 6 a.m. Monday, July 28.” Among the dozen big-screen flicks to be broadcast are Grand Prix (1966), The Wheeler Dealers (1963), Mister Buddwing (1966), The Americanization of Emily (1964), Victor, Victoria (1982), and Marlowe (1969). Click here for a full schedule of that day's showings. And if you can’t reach me by phone or e-mail on the 28th, well, you’ll know why.

1 comment:

Ed Gorman said...

Mr. Buddwing is a fine overlooked movie in the Garner body of work. Based on an Evan Hunter novel, it is a noirish tale set again the NYC of the early Sixties. It works as suspense and as vivid look at life before the big change of flower power and the expansion of the war in Viet Nam. It does everybody, especially Garner, proud.