Posted: 11/12/2012 2:27:03 PM
two classics on Turner Classic Movies Tuesday November 13th
Ship of Fools (1965) @ 9:15 am eastern. VERY well acted drama which tells the overlapping stories of several passengers aboard a German ocean liner bound to Germany from Mexico in 1933. stars Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jose Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner, Michael Dunn, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, Jose Greco and Heinz Ruhmann.
Ruhmann as the Jewish businessman Julius Lowenthal and Dunn as the dwarf "playboy" Carl Glocken are really outstanding in their rolls as are Marvin as the boorish baseball player Bill Denny and Ferrer as the Nazi propagandist Siegfried Rieber. some GREAT quotable lines throughout the movie esp Lowenthal's " Listen, there are nearly a million person in Germany. what are they going to do? Kill all of us?" at the end of a monolog about German person being more German than person where he alludes to his and other German person military service in WWI.
The Caine Mutiny (1954) @ 2:45 pm eastern. stars Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, E. G. Marshall, Robert Francis and Fred MacMurray. worth recording just for the scene where Bogart as Captain Queeg comes unstuck on the witness stand during the court-martial. received Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Bogart as best Actor. one of "Bogie's" MANY great performances in his career from gangster Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1936) which made him a star to boxing writer Eddie Willis in his last movie The Harder They Fall (1956)