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Employees' Entrance at Greenbriar Picture Shows

In case you miss it, John McElwee at Greenbriar Picture Shows covers Employees' Entrance and Warren William today. As always it's a fantastic read and there are several great images accompanying it. Check out Favorites List - Warren William and Employees' Entrance and don't forget to focus on the header!

For more on Employees' Entrance here are my dual posts on Warren-William.com and Immortal Ephemera.

Warren William 1930s Orami Tobacco Card from Germany
 

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Warren William on TCM

In other Warren William news, and I've added this in the comments section of the last few posts where we've talked about TCM airings of Warren's films, commenter Warren Watcher alerted me to some Warren titles coming to TCM soon ... on his December 2 birthday in fact!

Friday, December 2 on TCM:

  • 11:30 am – Expensive Women (1931)
  • 12:45 pm – Beauty and the Boss (1932)
  • 2:00 pm – The Dark Horse (1932)
  • 3:15 pm – Under Eighteen (1932)
  • 4:45 pm – The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932)
  • 6:00 pm - Skyscraper Souls (1932)

All times EST

So it looks like at least a half day of Warren William movies on TCM for his birthday this year--good thing since Warren's birthday falls on a Sunday in 2012 and TCM doesn't typically do the birthday schedule thing over weekends.

I mentioned in the comments that if they follow their usual routine that 6 pm slot looks ripe for one additional Warren William title* - The Mouthpiece needs to go there! I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth here, five Warren William movies are better than none, but if you're going to do early Warren William you should hit his breakout picture. It's extremely overdue for a TCM airing.

*TCM has chosen The Man in the Iron Mask for the 6 pm time slot.
*TCM has chosen Skyscraper Souls for the 6 pm time slot.

Mind you, that schedule above seems very tentative to me. When Warren Watcher first posted it I had a heck of a time figuring out where he discovered the info, but my eyes eventually zeroed in on it! Let's hope they stick to it and if anything add more!

Have a great weekend ... don't forget Arizona (1940) is airing on TCM Tuesday morning, September 27 at 7:30 am EST. It stars a young William Holden with Jean Arthur and Warren William wearing the black hat as Jefferson Carteret.

10 Comments
  1. Thanks so much for mentioning my post on Warren William and Employees’ Entrance. Love your site!

  2. thanks for the mention/link, wow the TCM sked is super, haven’t seen a bunch of those, so I can’t wait. Let’s hope they stick to it, and even add as per your suggestions! :) cheers!

  3. Well, what could be better than 6 (count ‘em), SIX movies to celebrate the birthday of our man Warren? Expensive Women and Woman From Monte Carlo are SO rarely shown (I had to see Woman From Monte Carlo in the tiny screening room of the Wisconsin State Historical society), and are very important to understanding Warner Brother’s molding of Warren’s early career. I wonder if we’ll get any interesting bumpers about his career or life during the broadcast…

    • John, I was pretty happy about things until the 6th movie revealed itself as Iron Mask, which beyond everything else is actually a movie they play quite often.

      Can’t recall the last time they aired The Mouthpiece, a title which particularly infuriates me since the Edward G. Robinson remake (Illegal) even has a mainstream DVD release in one of the Film Noir box sets.

      Ooh, this would be a fantastic opportunity for them to squeeze in that Bobby Jones short with Warren you’d mentioned to me some time back. Now you’ve got me excited again!

  4. You’re right – it would be fantastic if they played that Bobby Jones short – Warren is hysterical in it. Maybe we should shoot off a few requests to TCM. It would be no trouble for them to slip it in between a couple pre-code beauties, if they still have the performance rights. Or what about some of those “Screen Snapshots” or “Hollywood on Parade” where he appeared at home showing off his inventions? Well goddammit, now I’m going to have to make room on my DVR to record the whole day just in case…

    • Since you mentioned the one with Warren to me I have seen TCM play other episodes of the Bobby Jones series, so they’re probably still good on those. I can probably use “upgrades” on most of my WW-DVD collection anyway considering some of the sources my originals were acquired from, so I’ll definitely be recording.

  5. TCM has updated the Warren William Birthday Marathon…instead of the The Man in the Iron Mask, it’s Skyscraper Souls at 6pm

  6. Thanks @warren_watcher, I’ve updated the post with that info. Much better choice!

  7. Outstanding! It’s too bad Warren isn’t in more of Skyscraper Souls since it is one of his all time classic performances. Now if only they’ll run some of those “screen snapshots”!

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