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Post some of your favorite films you have seen on TCM that are worth viewing.

Night People {filmed in Berlin and Munich reminds us of how things were during the Cold War. Execellent performances by Gregory Peck and Broderick Crawford.}
 
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13 Rue Madeleine. Jimmy Cagney in a WWII spy story.
Fury. Spencer Tracy. About a wrongful conviction.
Father Goose. One of my favorite Cary Grant films.
He plays a WWII beach bum.


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The Devil-Doll-1936
Lionel Barrymore is a wrongly convicted man who escapes prison and dresses like a woman in order to exact revenge. He makes people miniatures and then orders them to kill.

Trouble in Paradise-1932
Herbert Marshall, Kay Francis, Miriam Hopkins. Charles Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton.
A story of a con man, pick pocket and a wealthy woman.
 
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Not older (2006), but certainly lesser known, and I first saw it on TCM:

"I Served the King of England" - quirky, funny Czech film about a bumbling waiter experiencing the ups and downs of pre-war/WW2/post-war Czechoslovakia.

https://shop.tcm.com/i-served-...england/043396280250
 
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13 Rue Madeleine. Jimmy Cagney in a WWII spy story.
Fury. Spencer Tracy. About a wrongful conviction.
Father Goose. One of my favorite Cary Grant films.
He plays a WWII beach bum.


And don’t forget about “Operation Petticoat”, the pink submarine, and busty clutzy “Nurse Crandall” who “sunk a truck”. Wink


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Lesser known? Well, just looking at TCM's schedule for today- overnight, they aired A Page of Madness, a 1926 Japanese silent film which is unlike anything you've ever seen. I'd say that it certainly qualifies as being lesser known. Perhaps one person in a thousand knows this film. I guess you'd have to classifiy this film as experimental cinema.

Nowhere near that obscure, but still lesser known, is Carl Theodor Dreyer's early sound film, Vampyr, which is airing at 9 am EST today on TCM. It's not a typical horror film, far from it. It's a film you have to watch closely in order to absorb the mood which leeches through the frames as the film progresses. It's a very subtle thing and this mood does not take hold of the impatient.

I would say that both of these random choices I've made would bore the crap out of most people (or frustrate them, and this is especially likely in the case of A Page of Madness).



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Thanks. I took a course in college called Screen Arts. Thought it would be easy. Not so, but learned a lot about history of film beginning with Great Train Robbery, Birth of a Nation {filmed with one camera} and a number of obscure foreign films. Enjoy that sort of thing.
 
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