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Ronald Colman Actor: From Mad Killer to Lovestruck Amnesiac & Should Humankind Be Spared?

Updated: Following a couple of Julie London Westerns*, Turner Classic Movies will return to its July 2017 Star of the Month presentations. This evening, July 27, Ronald Colman can be seen in five titles from his later years: A Double Life, Random Harvest (1942), The Talk of the Town (1942), The Late George Apley (1947), and The Story of Mankind (1957). The first three titles are among the most important in Colman's long film career. George Cukor's A Double Life earned him his one and only Best Actor Oscar; Mervyn LeRoy's Random Harvest earned him his second Best Actor Oscar nomination; George Stevens' The Talk of the Town was shortlisted for seven Oscars, including Best Picture. All three feature Ronald […]


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Ronald Colman Actor: From Mad Killer to Lovestruck Amnesiac & Should Humankind Be Spared?



Groucho Marx Movies: From Hit 'A Night at the Opera' to Bomb 'The Story of Mankind'

Groucho Marx in 'Duck Soup.' Groucho Marx movies: 'Duck Soup,' 'The Story of Mankind' and romancing Margaret Dumont on TCM Groucho Marx – the bespectacled, cigar-chomping, (painted) mustached, (painted) thick-eyebrowed Marx brother – is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 14, '15. Marx Brothers fans will be delighted, as TCM is presenting no less than 11 of their comedies, in addition to a brotherly reunion in the 1957 all-star fantasy The Story of Mankind. Non-Marx Brothers fans should be delighted as well – as long as they're fans of Kay Francis, Thelma Todd, Ann Miller, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Allan Jones, affectionate & long-tongued giraffes, and/or that great, scene-stealing dowager, Margaret Dumont. The Marx Brothers' Paramount […]


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Groucho Marx Movies: From Hit 'A Night at the Opera' to Bomb 'The Story of Mankind'