Turner Classic Movies will honor the recent passing of one of Hollywood’s greatest dancing stars, Cyd Charisse, by devoting its June 27th evening schedule to showcase three of her films.
At 8pm, TCM will present Singin’ in the Rain (1952), featuring one of the most brilliant musical numbers ever filmed. As soon as her outstretched leg caught Gene Kelly’s eye in the Broadway Melody sequence, you knew something magical was going to happen. Following this TCM will continue the magic by highlighting two of Charisse’s famous pairings with Fred Astaire, The Band Wagon (1953) at 10pm and Silk Stockings (1957) at midnight. Time seems to stand still as they glide across screen in a combination of poise and explosiveness.
To quote our boss, FilmBuffOnline head honcho Rich Drees, “Stuff like this is one of the reasons why I think movie fans should treasure Turner Classic Movies.” So take our word, allow yourself to become entranced in a complete mesmerizing experience of legs, grace, elegance and talent.