The Silver Cord, a pre-Code movie with Joel McCrea and Irene Dunne, and Laura Hope Crews as the domineering, needy mother of two sons. Boy howdy but I enjoyed this one.
I wondered why it was on TCM's pre-Code list. An over-protective mother -- how violent or sexy could it be? Well, it was pretty sexy, and open about the mother's unhealthy feelings toward her sons.
Crews was excellent. She had the very best lines, including "I'll never forgive you for making me do something so unthinkable in my own house!"
My only complaint was that Joel McCrea gives no hint that he's going to do the right thing at the end. How hard is to do a look of dawning realization, recognizing the truth about his mother? I see it all the time, everywhere, that look. Like when I tell my husband I don't feel like cooking. He knows he's gonna need to go get some take-out -- it shows on his face -- he doesn't need to say anything.
Also watched a couple from the SF evening -- Cocoon, which I'd seen years ago but didn't remember, and It Came From Outer Space, also a re-watch. Cocoon was charming if a bit long in spots. It was just as boring as it was 50+ years ago. Yeah, it showed us that aliens might not all be wanting to kill us, but it was still hokey. 2001 is on the DVR -- have only seen snippets of that one.