Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Breaking Sinatra News Alert!

By David in TN

Frank Sinatra is featured every Wednesday this month of December on Turner Classic Movies. TCM will show 35 films and five specials on Frank Sinatra, starting with a special on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, followed by Guys and Dolls and Pal Joey.


David In TN said...

Tonight, Wednesday December 9, TCM continues Frank Sinatra month with a special "Sinatra Sings" at 8 pm ET. A series Frank Sinatra's best films starting at 9 pm ET with From Here to Eternity run through Thursday afternoon.

Among the films are The Detective (1968), The First Deadly Sin (1980), Suddenly (1954), The Pride and The Passion, and Never So Few.

The First Deadly Sin, 4 am ET, was seen as a "comeback" vehicle at the time. Sinatra again played a NYPD detective, this time searching for an ax murder serial killer in upscale Manhattan. At one point Sinatra's character says the suspect must be "white and well dressed" because he didn't stand out. Turns out the killer was white. I'll bet you could have written a better screenplay.

Suddenly has Sinatra playing a presidential assassin. He supposedly had it withdrawn from TV viewing for over 20 years.

David In TN said...

Tonight, Wednesday December 16, TCM continues Frank Sinatra month with a series of musical comedies. It starts at 8 pm ET with a TV special. Then it's On The Town, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, Anchors Aweigh, It Happened In Brooklyn, The Kissing Bandit, and Step Lively.