Sunday, September 30, 2007
Going Bananas on TCM
For those of you intrigued by my earlier post about Turner Classic Movies showcasing Disney movies—and if perhaps you did not believe that TCM was actually showing The Barefoot Executive, starring Kurt Russell, Kurt Russell’s dimples, a chimp and Joe Flynn— the 1971 film is on TCM this morning at 10:00 am eastern/7:00 am pacific. Any Disney film featuring Kurt Russell (even Superdad or Charley and the Angel) is worth watching—and in the case of this film, there’s always the true Disney superstar of the 1970s, Joe Flynn, to ponder. Incidentally, note the cool (and very small) promo for Walt Disney World on the poster. This film was released in March of 1971 and the new Disney “vacation kingdom” was to open in October (36 years ago next month), so this poster add-on was a reminder of the resort’s imminent opening, complete with the “Florida” banner—a now seemingly unnecessary reminder that this new Disney theme park was a different entity than Disneyland in California.