TCM marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of Grace Kelly by honoring her as November's Star of the Month.
TCM will show all of Kelly's films, from FOURTEEN HOURS (1951) through HIGH SOCIETY (1956). TCM is also airing a 1952 TV production starring Kelly and the interesting documentary A WEDDING IN MONACO.
On Thursday, November 5th, TCM shows FOURTEEN HOURS (1951), HIGH NOON (1952), and MOGAMBO (1953).
Kelly was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for MOGAMBO.
On Kelly's birthday, November 12th, the movies shown will be DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954), REAR WINDOW (1954), and THE COUNTRY GIRL (1954), for which Kelly won the Academy Award as Best Actress.
Slated for November 19th are GREEN FIRE (1954), THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI (1954), and THE KILL, which aired live when it was broadcast on TV in 1952.
GREEN FIRE, an adventure movie with Stewart Granger and Paul Douglas, has its moments but was a disappointment.
November 26th brings some of my personal Kelly favorites, TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) and HIGH SOCIETY (1956), along with THE SWAN (1956), and A WEDDING IN MONACO (1956).
Quite an amazing run of movies in a few short years!
I've seen all of Kelly's films except THE COUNTRY GIRL and THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI.
For more on Grace Kelly, I recommend the beautiful picture books REMEMBERING GRACE and GRACE: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT, both by Howell Conant.
THE BRIDESMAIDS, by Grace's friend Judith Balaban Quine, is also a very good read.