What’s Up, Doc?
film / 7.05pm / TCM
a screwball comedy from 1972 that seems not to have got the memo that screwball comedies were, by then, a thing of the past. Breathing life into the most 1930s of genres are Barbra Streisand as a brash chancer on the make and Ryan O’neal as a professor in the same hotel to address a stuffy convention (along with support from Madeline Khan, Kenneth Mars and Austin Pendleton). O’neal’s specs will remind the eagle-eyed of Cary Grant’s in Bringing Up Baby and that’s just the vibe that director Peter Bogdanovich is after. And nails.
Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’neal star