Turner Classic Movies’ Star of the Month for June is LESLIE HOWARD.  Consult TCM’s “Now Playing” calendar online for titles, dates and times,

You will want to view Ginevra Di Verduno’s Leslie Howard blog (InafferrabileLeslieHoward@word.press.com)  for a splendid gallery of photographs which, in themselves, display the great star’s versatility  —  the Englishman who became one of Hollywood’s brightest stars in the 30s and was twice an Academy Award nominee. My readers who know Howard well but only as Vivien Leigh’s Ashley have a treat in store.  (See also Rick’s Flicks 4/25/12.)

Special Bonus.  At 4:30 A.M. on Tuesday June 19 TCM will show a documentary about the actor whose life and work were cut short by an untimely death, The Man Who Gave a Damn.

Leslie Howard in his Hollywood heyday

Recommended from the Howard canon by Rick’s Flicks:

BERKELEY SQUARE (1933, directed by Frank Lloyd).  The famous play, still a play, but featuring an outstanding Howard in one of his  two Academy Award nominations.

SECRETS (1933, directed by Frank Borzage).  Howard on the American frontier?  With Mary Pickford in her last film demonstrating that America’s Sweetheart was also a great actress.

IT’S LOVE I’M AFTER (1937, directed by Archie Mayo).  A romantic comedy.  Howard’s co-stars are Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland.

THE 49th PARALLEL (1941, directed by MICHAEL POWELL).  A suspenseful World War ll thriller.  Howard appears with Anton Walbrook and Laurence Olivier.




NEXT REGULAR POST Wednesday June 20

Until then,
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See you at the movies,