“Three on a Match” on TCM

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.

Happy watching!


  1. Victoria August 30, 2012

    I have this movie on right now and I was curious about Ann Dvorak, she’s not one I’m overly familiar with. I googled her and found your site, great stuff!

  2. admin August 30, 2012

    Thanks for checking out the site! Hope you enjoyed “Three on a Match!”

  3. artman2112 August 31, 2012

    i’ve seen it numerous times but watched it again yesterday while it played. a great film, moves so fast, tells so much story in such a short amount of time but it lacks nothing. and a nice tour de force for Ann, she’s amazing in that one!

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