Required Viewing: TCM Salutes Andy Griffith

Although the majority of Andy Griffith’s work was in television, his early career saw some very memorable film performances. To mark the actor’s recent passing and commemorate those early performances, Turner Classic Movies will be devoting tomorrow evening’s programming to presenting them. The following is their announced schedule (all times Eastern):

8 p.m. – A Face in the Crowd (1957)
10:15 p.m. – No Time for Sergeants (1958)
12:30 a.m. – Hearts of the West (1975)
2:15 a.m. – Onionhead (1958)

If you haven’t seen any of these films, I would suggest sitting down with them tomorrow or programming your DVR until you can find the time to do so. His performances range far beyond the simple but wise country sheriff of The Andy Griffith Show or the lawyer of Matlock.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty-five years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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