Get your preferred recording devices ready, there’s actually A LOT of Warren William airing on TCM this week!
First up, he’s Caesar tomorrow night in Cecil B. De Mille’s “Cleopatra” at 12:45 am EST (That’s actually very early Tuesday morning so as not to confuse). I don’t know if you’ve been checking it out, but I’ve been posting several of the TCM daily schedules with movie collectibles as illustration over in my spot on the Examiner.com. You may have the schedules already, but the images are the added bonus.
Then Wednesday, July 1, starting at 9:30 am, TCM is airing 6 of the 1930’s Perry Mason movies, the first four of which star Warren William in the title role. That schedule, again, all times Eastern:
- 9:30 am “The Case of the Howling Dog” (1934)
- 11:00 am “The Case of the Curious Bride” (1935)
- 12:30 pm “The Case of the Lucky Legs” (1935)
- 2:00 pm “The Case of the Velvet Claws” (1936)
I actually watched “The Case of the Lucky Legs” over the weekend with the intention of writing it up for the Examiner prior to Wednesday’s airing, but with that just 3 days off and another critical viewing required before I attempt to touch it, I’m not sure if I’ll beat TCM to the title or not. More than likely not, but I’ll try. Obviously I’ll link that up over here if and when I do get to it.
Enjoy them while you can, the next appearance Warren William makes on TCM won’t be until a July 17th airing of “The Man in the Iron Mask” (1939). Happy viewing —
I am watching him now in ” The howling dog.” Never heard of him until about a year ago. Thank God for TCM. He is wonderful. Suave and funny. Looks like John Barrymore, acts like Cary Grant. Love him in the Perry Mason series. Great website.
Thanks so much for your comment, Ralph, I appreciate your taking the time to leave it.
I’ve always been a big William Powell fan myself, so when I first came upon Warren William that’s who he immediately reminded me of–the fact that they both played Philo Vance only kind of enhanced this for me. And WW’s Perry Mason that you’re watching now definitely bears some resemblance to Powell’s Nick Charles from the Thin Man series.
My hope is that the Warner Archives collection soon releases some of his better pre-code material so more people can get a look at Warren William in his best work. It’d be nice to see the Perry Mason’s get an official release of some sort as well.
Thanks again, Cliff