Ann Dvorak Alert!
Late, I know, but I just wanted to let others know that one of the terrific actress Ann Dvorak's most interesting later films, Girls of the Road (1940-Nick Grinde), is on very early tomorrow on TCM, on March 6th, 2010 at 4:15AM EST. Dvorak plays a governor's daughter who goes the Black Like Me and Each Dawn I Die route by facing a social problem incognito, (this time it is young women hitting the road during the Depression). The pint-sized actress Helen Mack and the always interesting tough gal, Lola Lane as well as the great utility actress Ann Doran are along for the ride!
Half-serious, occasionally scary and touching, (especially the girl who's hauling her wedding dress with her as she hitchhikes across country), it has a bit of grittiness along with the Hollywood gloss on the facts. I hope you will post about it if you have a chance to see this most intriguing programmer. There's a great background article here from TCM's MorlockJeff on the movie.