Will Rogers movies tonight on TCM

Spencer Warren writes:

VFR readers may wish to tune in this evening to Turner Classic Movies at 8 p.m. for a night of rarely seen Will Rogers movies.

Rogers, the country’s number one humorist, also was a popular movie star before his death in a plane crash in 1935. His folksy movies appealed especially to still sizeable rural audiences. And he had a casual, spontaneous manner which gives the endearing impression he is ad-libbing his lines.

Rogers and his movies are a charming relic of an America gone by. The best of the films, which run until 6:30 a.m., may be Dr. Bull, directed by John Ford, at 10 p.m. Readers curious to see Rogers save his neck in Arthurian England by “invoking” an eclipse “in the name of the All Wise Harding and Coolidge” should tune in at 8 p.m. for A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 28, 2010 10:33 AM | Send

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