I’ve been watching TCM for about three years now, I think I first saw the show at around 2006 - on and off because I didn’t have cable TV, I was around 17 years old at the time. I mean come to think of it I developed my affinity for film after the Kill Bill movies.
But anyways, I think the first film I saw was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the remake version with Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, and Lana Turner. I loved Ingrid in that movie so much because she plays the role in a very racy manner - that and Gaslight are both very racy performances.
The show also premiered Johnny Guitar with Joan Crawford, and may I say she looked completely hideous in that role, but it was still a very good one. I was also turned to Judy Garland after watching The Harvey Girls and the George Cukor one called A Star is Born, where Judy rises to stardom in an epic musical.
White Zombie was really the first zombie film ever made by the Halperin brothers. I’ve seen the flick quite a few times and I think it’s too bad that the film has not been restored, I think the print of the film must have deteriorated by now, so any hopes of a restoration may be lost. And if you look at King Of The Zombies, there is a shot of the Lugosi eyes that appear in White Zombie.