Wednesday, December 12, 2007

a nice septuple feature of pre-code films by two-fisted director William Wellman (above in his Lafayette Escadrille outfit) TCM starting at 500, including a Stanwyck I haven't seen--

"5:00 PM Night Nurse (1931)
A nurse discovers that the children she's caring for are murder targets. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Clark Gable. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-72 mins, TV-G
6:15 PM Purchase Price, The (1932)
A night-club singer on the lam becomes a farmer's mail-order bride. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Lyle Talbot. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-68 mins, TV-PG
7:30 PM Safe In Hell (1931)
A ruthless woman wreaks havoc on a tropical haven for outlaws. Cast: Dorothy Mackaill, Donald Cook, John Wray. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-73 mins, TV-PG
9:00 PM Lilly Turner (1933)
After unwittingly marrying a bigamist, a pregnant woman faces many trials on the road to romance. Cast: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Frank McHugh. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-65 mins, TV-PG
10:15 PM Midnight Mary (1933)
An abused orphan sinks into a life of crime. Cast: Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez, Franchot Tone. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-74 mins, TV-PG
11:30 PM Frisco Jenny (1932)
A district attorney prosecutes his own mother for murder. Cast: Ruth Chatterton, Donald Cook, Louis Calhern. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-71 mins, TV-PG
12:45 AM Other Men's Women (1931)
A railroad engineer falls for a co-worker's wife. Cast: James Cagney, Mary Astor, Joan Blondell. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-70 mins, TV-PG, CC
2:00 AM Love Is A Racket (1932)
A beautiful girl convinces a reporter to cover up her involvement in a murder. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Frances Dee, Ann Dvorak. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-71 mins, TV-G"