Promo for the appearance of Golden Globe, Academy and Tony award winner Joel Grey, as the TCM Guest Programmer for March, 2013, with Robert Osborne on Tuesday, March 19th starting at 8pm ET.
Only one of the principals appears (Rudolf Klein-Rogge, in the last shot) as director Fritz Lang, working from a script he co-wrote with his wife Thea Von Harbau from her novel, takes the lead, opening their thriller follow-up to Metropolis, Spione (a.k.a. Spies), 1928.
A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain in The Sun Also Rises (1957).
Director Fritz Lang, after scenes depicting police officers mad with frustration, resumes his introduction of high-tech villain Haghi (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) casually ensnaring a condemned criminal (Louis Ralph), and awaiting a target (Lien Deyers) at his bank, in Spione, (a.k.a. Spies), ... more
Beginning his debriefing of cop McPherson (Dana Andrews) about his relations with the victim, prissy columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb) describes his first meeting with the murdered title character (Gene Tierney), her first appearance on screen, in Otto Preminger's Laura, 1944.
Re-united and immediately arguing, Wild-West show colleagues and lovers Frank (Howard Keel) and Annie (Betty Hutton) duel with Irving Berlin's 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better,' in Annie Get Your Gun, 1950.
Betrothed Shelby (Vincent Price), whom we've just met, and snooty columnist friend Waldo (Clifton Webb) are composed as they visit, with cop McPherson (Dana Andrews), the home of the murdered title character (Gene Tierney), with the famous theme introduced, in Otto Preminger's Laura, 1944.
Opening scenes in the picture distributed by MGM but produced by the Technicolor company to exhibit the new two-color process, with English nobleman Alwin (LeRoy Mason) minding his own business and Mum (Claire McDowell) until... in The Viking, 1928, starring Donald Crisp.
Beautiful witch Kim Novak places a love spell on James Stewart in the comedy Bell, Book And Candle (1959) also starring Jack Lemmon.
Hunting for talent in France, deranged plastic surgeon 'Schuler' (Anton Diffring) meets thief Elissa (Erika Remberg) then proceeds with assistants (Jane Hylton, Kenneth Griffith) in Circus Of Horrors, 1960.
Columnist Waldo (Clifton Webb) spying on the murdered title character (Gene Tierney) in flashback, resuming narration for cop McPherson (Dana Andrews), moving on to her first meeting with Shelby (Vincent Price), facilitated by cook Louise (Kathleen Howard), in Otto Preminger's Laura, 1944.
Opening scene, father Doctor Morley (William Mervyn) and husband Edward (John Merivale) find the disfigured Evelyn (Colette Wilde) but miss fleeing surgeon Rossiter (Anton Diffring) in Circus Of Horrors, 1960.
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Clifton Webb as the unforgettable Waldo Lydecker narrates the opening of Otto Preminger's production of the Vera Caspary novel, Dana Andrews introduced as Detective McPherson, opening Laura, 1944, starring Gene Tierney.
Exposition here, as we learn there is a Viking King Olaf (Roy Stewart), who's not only a decent guy but Christian too, and Leif Ericsson (Donald Crisp), feared by plundering underlings in earlier scenes, is more into glory than pillage, in the Technicolor showcase feature The Viking, 1928.
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