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TCM salutes the glorious Glenda



It wasn't Marie Wilson's fault that Carole Lombard's only film for Warner Brothers, the comic misfire "Fools For Scandal," was arguably the worst starring vehicle of her career. Rather, it was a bad match of star and studio; in 1938, Warners had no feel whatsoever for screwball, as was made painfully evident on screen.

Half a dozen years earlier, Warners and Lombard might've been a good fit, as it knew tough, urban comedy, a milieu Carole had yet to explore. Additionally, the Warners supporting roster in the early '30s was chock full of talent, with actors and actresses she could've learned plenty from.

One of those actresses is being saluted by Turner Classic Movies this month...



...Glenda Farrell, one of those wise-cracking, fast-talking "dames" that typified Warners pre-Code house style. Every Monday in November, TCM is running Farrell films, and plenty of them. Here's the schedule (all times Eastern):



Nov. 5:
* 8 p.m. --
"Little Caesar" (1930), with Edward G. Robinson.
* 9:30 p.m. -- "I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang" (1932), with Paul Muni.
* 11:15 p.m. -- "Mystery Of the Wax Museum" (1933), with Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray.
* 12:45 a.m. -- "The Secret Bride" (1935), with Barbara Stanwyck and Warren William.
* 2 a.m. -- "The Match King" (1932), with Warren William.
* 3:30 a.m. -- "The Big Shakedown" (1934), with Charles Farrell, Bette Davis and Ricardo Cortez.



Nov. 12 (Glenda's seven Torchy Blane films, plus one other movie):
* 8 p.m. --
"Smart Blonde" (1936), with Barton MacLane.
* 9:15 p.m. -- "The Adventurous Blonde" (1937), with Barton MacLane.
* 10:30 p.m. -- "Fly Away Baby" (1937), with Barton MacLane.
* 11:45 p.m. -- "Blondes At Work" (1938), with Barton MacLane.
* 1 a.m. -- "Torchy Blane In Chinatown" (1938), with Barton MacLane.
* 2:15 a.m. -- "Torchy Gets Her Man" (1938), with Barton MacLane.
* 3:30 a.m. -- "Torchy Runs For Mayor" (1939), with Barton MacLane.
* 4:45 a.m. -- "Here Comes Carter" (1936), with Ross Alexander.



Nov. 19 (Glenda's movies with real-life best friend Joan Blondell):
* 8 p.m. --
"Havana Widows" (1933).
* 9:15 p.m. -- "Kansas City Princess" (1934).
* 10:30 p.m. -- "Miss Pacific Fleet" (1935).
* midnight -- "Traveling Saleslady" (1935).
* 1:15 a.m. -- "We're In The Money" (1935).
* 2:45 a.m. -- "I've Got Your Number" (1934).
* 4 a.m. -- "Gold Diggers Of 1937" (1936).



Nov. 26 (some Farrell odds and ends):
* 8 p.m. --
"Lady For A Day" (1933), with May Robson.
* 9:45 p.m. -- "Breakfast For Two" (1937),with Barbara Stanwyck and Herbert Marshall.
* 11 p.m. -- "Bureau Of Missing Persons" (1933), with Lewis Stone and Pat O'Brien.
* 12:30 a.m. -- "Little Big Shot" (1935), with Sybil Jason and Robert Armstrong.
* 2 a.m. -- "The Merry Wives Of Reno" (1934), with Guy Kibbee.
* 3:15 a.m. -- "Grand Slam" (1933), with Paul Lukas and Loretta Young.
* 4:30 a.m. -- "Hollywood Hotel" (1937), with Dick Powell and Rosemary Lane.

For more on Glenda, see this entry I wrote on her in August 2013 (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/628886.html), as well as the TCM star entry, http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1442023%7C0/Glenda-Farrell-Mondays-in-November.html.
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