Coming up in less than an hour as I write this is The Story of Mankind
, Irwin Allen's first non-documentary work as a director. Vincent Price as Satan putting humanity on trial, lots of stock footage recapping human history, and the last film to have all three of Groucho, Harpo, and Chico Marx in it (though they don't appear together), as well as Ronald Colman's last film and Hedy Lamarr's last American film. Plus an all-star cast including Peter Lorre, Cesar Romero, John Carradine, and Dennis Hopper. It's reportedly a campy mess, but how can I pass it up?
And at 9:45 tonight is the 1936 Dracula's Daughter
. The Quatermass film Five Million Years to Earth
reruns at 1 AM, followed at 2:45 by a Hans Conreid horror film called The Twonky
, about an evil television set taking over a man's life (so, a documentary?).
Tomorrow (12/1) we have:
7:45 AM Murders in the Rue Morgue
4:45 PM Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
A promotional short about the making of 2010
is on at 3:38 AM Dec. 3.