Warren William Under the Stars, August 30th, 2012!

Okay all you William fans, you lovers of indecency, you seekers of cads and disdainers of fads: Turner Classic Movies has announced our favorite scoundrel, Warren William, as the August 30th Star of the Day during their Summer Under the Stars festival. I’m posting three lists here: one, the TCM schedule. Two, the prioritized list of classic Warren William for the pre-Code fan. Then, the list of simply the best movies regardless of Warren’s contribution. So – here it is:
 
 TCM, August 30, 2012 – 24 hours of Warren William!•6:00 a.m. Bedside (1934)
•7:15 a.m. The First Hundred Years (1938)
•8:30 a.m. Wives Under Suspicion (1938)
•9:45 a.m. The Mouthpiece (1932)
•11:15 a.m. Skyscraper Souls (1932)
•1:00 p.m. Three On a Match (1932)
•2:15 p.m. The Match King (1932)
•3:45 p.m. The Mind Reader (1933)
•5:00 p.m. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
•6:45 p.m. Times Square Playboy (1936)
•8:00 p.m. Lady For a Day (1933)
•9:45 p.m. Cleopatra (1934)
•11:45 p.m. Employees Entrance (1933)
•1:15 a.m. The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
•2:45 a.m. Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)
•4:00 a.m. Arsene Lupin Returns (1938)

 
If you love Pre-Code Warren William, but only have limited time, this is my recommendation of what to watch, in order of his most iconic performances.:
 
11:45PM Employees Entrance (1933) (The must-see WW pre-Code) 
9:45AM The Mouthpiece (1931) (Never fails to please any modern audience)
2:15PM Match King (1932)
3:45PM The Mind Reader (1933) (He’s just deliciously cheap in this picture)
11:15AM Skyscraper Souls (1932) (Great, but a lot of time spent with non-Warren William sub-plots!)
6:00AM Bedside (1934) (sLEAZy!)
8:00PM Lady For a Day (1933) (Less pre-codeish and more Capra, but highly entertaining.)
1:15AM The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
1:00PM Three On a Match (1932) (Great stuff, but Warren is completely wasted as the put-upon husband.)
2:45AM Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)
4:00AM Arsene Lupin Returns (1938)
5:00PM Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) (Wonderful, although Warren doesn’t appear until halfway into the movie!)
8:30AM Wives Under Suspicion (1938)
6:45PM Times Square Playboy (1936) (Labored comedy, chiefly interesting for Warren’s rapport with old pal Gene Lockhart.)
9:45PM Cleopatra (1934) (Damn – he dies after the second reel!)
7:15AM The First Hundred Years (1938)LIST #3 – Pound for Pound best movies to watch regardless of Warren’s performance or length of appearance:

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