Three on a Match is going to air on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, August 30th at 10:00am PST.
I have extolled the virtues of Three on a Match (or it’s glorious lack of virtue) on numerous occasions on this site. It’s the film where I first encountered Ann Dvorak back in 1995, which got this wild ride of mine rolling. It’s got sex, drugs, kidnapping, reform school, and magnified nose-hair plucking. It’s got Joan Blondell, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Warren William, Lyle Talbot, and on and on. It packs all this into 63 minutes.
Three on a Match is airing as part of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars tribute to Warren William. I also recommend catching Skyscraper Souls which is airing right before Three on a Match at 8:15am. It’s another solid pre-Code and watched back-to-back with this one, shows how versatile Warren William could be.