The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Coming Attractions on TCM

There is a nice selection of some excellent films on Turner Classic Movies this week.  I have seen all of them except All Through the Night, but with Bogey and Casablanca co-stars Conrad Veidt and Peter Lorre, plus Jackie Gleason and Phil Silvers, it should be good.  The others are undeniably great.  All times Central. 

Wednesday, October 7

11:00 AM  All Through The Night (1942) A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.    Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell Dir: Vincent Sherman BW-107 mins, TV-PG

Thursday, October 8
7:00 PM  Sullivan's Travels (1941) A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.  Cast: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest Dir: Preston Sturges BW-91 mins, TV-G

10:15 PM  My Man Godfrey (1936) A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.  Cast: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick Dir: Gregory La Cava BW-94 mins, TV-G

Friday, October 9
7:00 AM  The Four Feathers (1939) A disgraced officer risks his life to help his childhood friends in battle.  Cast: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez Dir: Zoltan Korda C-115 mins, TV-PG

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