Saturday, August 9, 2008
Big "Mac": Billions and Billions Served
In just a few hours, Turner Classic Movies is up to its old tricks: showcasing some worthy Disney movies (in other words, treading where Disney Channel dares not go). As part of their month-long Summer Under The Stars series (a different movie star is saluted each day of August), TCM is presenting three Fred MacMurray films in a row (starting at 4:15 am PST): The Shaggy Dog (1959), The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) and Son of Flubber (1963). If you can't catch that sterling triple-feature check out the decidedly-not-Disney The Apartment (1960) featuring one of Fred's best (and not-too-Disney) performances. And keep your eyes on TCM for both the occasional Disney gem and other terrific films, some of them starring one of Disney's favorite stars, Fred MacMurray.