TCM This Week:

Tonight at 8pm actor Richard Carlson is spotlighted-- he's very much like the Professor from Gilligan's Island and often played the smart action hero type popular in 1950s sci fi films.
First up is IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953) which is better than it sounds and an interesting look at what scared us during the height of the cold war.

The night continues with more Carlson including THE MAGNETIC MONSTER (1953) at 930 but the highlight of the night is CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) at 230am.  Julia Adams looks spectacular in her white bathing suit and this is an atomic age take on the Beauty and the Beast story-- many often attribute it as a remake of KING KONG (1933) and I can see the similarities.

Glenn Ford in the 40s is Tuesday night's lineup, Ford was a really good actor-- a little bit of an everyman kind of movie star and his films are almost always good.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (1944) is on Wednesday night/Thursday morning at 230am and its my life story done on film.   I was raised by crazy women so check it out.

CASE OF THE BLACK CAT (1936) is on Thursday at 1015am and its a fast paced little murder mystery which I think you'll like.

The 1933 version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND is on at 8pm Friday-- its a star studded bizarre film version of the classic story.

THE FALCON TAKES OVER (1942) is Saturday mornings B-Movie feature at 1045am-- that was a pretty entertaining series and one worth your time.

The Essentials this week is GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (1933 of course) that is pretty fun although a little dated seen today.  If Ozzy and John Barrymore's grandaughter recommend it then so do I.