TCM Alert- Pretty Poison starring Tuesday Weld

Tuesday Weld shot by Dennis Hopper from the passenger seat.


Set your Tivo (or as my cable company calls it DVR) for Friday night, 2:15 AM (actually, Saturday morning), Turner Classic Movies are running Noel Black’s classic Pretty Poison starring Tuesday Weld in one of her best roles, also starring Anthony Perkins as an oddly Anthony Perkins like cretin. If you have never seen it, you will thank me. It’s also a good excuse to run gratuitous photos of Tuesday Weld, one of my all time favorites. I blogged a little bit about her last December (here). Her complete filmography can be found here. She’s in an amazing amount of fine films, some of my favorites are Thief (1981, with James Caan), Once Upon A Time In America (1984), The Cincinnati Kid (1965, with Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson and Ann Margret), Rock, Rock, Rock (1956, with Alan Freed and the Johnny Burnette Trio), and keep an eye out for her on various episodes of the Ozzie and Harriet Show, Naked City, 77 Sunset Strip and of course the Dobie Gillis Show.

13 thoughts on “TCM Alert- Pretty Poison starring Tuesday Weld”

  1. ~sigh~… always loved this gal, and hard. I do confess, though, that for many years, my infatuation for her was seriously weakened after hearing her 45, “Are You The Boy?”. I think it was Poison Ivy Rorschach that said, “how could someone that pretty sing that badly?”, or something like that. As I've gotten older, I've become more forgiving, and I can now accept the record as a humanizing, kinda charming misstep that's kinda horrendously cute… and the glow of infatuation has returned to my lovely Tuesday…

  2. “Brigitte Bardot's records suck too, doesn't bother me a bit…”Actually, I LIKE 'em! She can do no wrong in my book. BTW, it confuses me the way the French, who grant artistes latitude in their personal behavior (witness Polanski and Genet), are so quick to clobber her for mouthing off about this or that. Maybe the special dispensations aren't granted to women?

  3. ” it confuses me the way the French, who grant artistes latitude in their personal behavior (witness Polanski and Genet), are so quick to clobber her for mouthing off about this or that. Maybe the special dispensations aren't granted to women?”I think maybe special dispensations are not granted to right wing rants (unlike here were they are celebrated with multi-million dollar TV and radio contracts). The press started turning on her when she married (briefly) the head of France's version of the National Front.My but you're an early riser…

  4. “Hey guys, you all should go check out the new iPHONE APP for “The above comment is obviously an advertisement, but I wasn't paid for it, in case you're wondering, Apple just hires some poor fuck from Bangladesh (see the guy's profile) to hit all the blogs and mention their product. Very sleazy if you ask me. I remember once, two not quite model looking girls came in my bar and hung around letting guys chat them up and after observing them for a bit I got them to admit they were paid to come into “hip” joints and drop the name of a certain vodka (which I didn't carry, and won't justbecause of their dishonest way of plugging their swill). So don't buy that stupid app, no matter how crummy a voice you have, hell, singing off keydidn't hurt Herbie Duncan's career a bit.

  5. Re BB's politics, there's some pretty awful stuff associated with Nico. But I love her, too. It's just the way I'm wired. Beautiful women get a reprieve from just about anything. I guess the exception would be cruelty to animals.Yeah, I'm an early riser.Re corporations and advertising, if I could push a button and have every CEO in the world writhe in mortal agony with blood pouring out their ears and nostrils for a year before dying, I'd push the button, happily.Am I on an FBI list now?

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