I love a rainy Sunday. My favorite kind is with old movies. Imagine my delight, then, when after seeing rain in the forecast I saw that it was Bette Davis day on TCM. I LOVE Bette Davis! I prefer to write about cheesy movies in this space, but for Wrist to Forehead Sunday, I feel justified in giving an overview of my Bette Davis day.
We tuned in to The Letter at nine. We’ve seen this one before. We rented it in Augusta, GA (remember going to a video store and renting movies?). I wrote my Mom a letter about it in which I said something along the lines of, “We saw this Bette Davis movie where she murdered this guy and was on trial for it. There was this letter she had written which would incriminate herself and she had to get back the letter. It was a really good movie, but I don’t remember the title.” Steven wrote in the margin, “It was The Letter.” I was pretty amused by that, but sometimes I am easy to please.
After The Letter was Mr. Skeffington, which I had DVR’d once but never watched (then we got a new cable box and the chance was lost). I found it very sad, although the ending was happy (should I have included a spoiler alert for that?) It also stars Claude Rains, who Steven and I love. Bette Davis loved him, too. I like to hear about actors who like and respect one another. Oh, I guess it is also interesting to hear about when they loathe and despise one another.
Which brings us to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? That movie is on now, and we are watching re-reuns of Snapped. You would think I would love that movie, but I do not. I know, I love Bette Davis, I love Joan Crawford, I love old horror movies. But I don’t like that movie. Go figure.
We shall watch A Catered Affair, with Ernest Borgnine, which is on next. I do like Ernest Borgnine. Then we FINALLY get to some cheesy stuff with The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex. I was thinking I had written a blog post about that one, but I was getting it mixed up with The Virgin Queen, which is a really cheesy one. I’d better watch Elizabeth and Essex again and make sure it’s as cheesy as I’m thinking. I may stay up past my bedtime for that one. Happy Sunday, everyone.