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TCM Programming Challenge #35 -- The Long and The Short of It (Challenges)

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 01:47 PM

Barton Keyes:


Great schedule.  Frank Morgan is so deserving as a SOTM and I'm glad you devoted an entire day to him.  Love Ginger without Fred, Fred without Ginger.  But my favorite part of the schedule is:  The Benchleys.  I love those shorts and Robert Benchley!



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:00 PM

For the most part, I think this schedule is self-explanatory. For the first challenge, Monday is devoted to Star of the Month Frank Morgan, with his two Oscar-nominated performances occupying the primetime hours. The guest programmer from a 1935 movie is Alice Adams, who takes a look at other films featuring women who work their way into high society. The short challenge features all four feature film performances of Shirley Booth, and the TV movie of The Glass Menagerie​.


There are 13 (11 non-exempt) premieres:



SUNSET ('88)











XANADU ('80)


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:00 AM

Schedule for September 22, 2019 - September 28, 2019


​​Sunday, September 22: Daytime


6:00AM Vivacious Lady ('38) Ginger Rogers and James Stewart. Dir: George Stevens. RKO, 90 min.

7:45AM Kings Row ('42) Ann Sheridan and Robert Cummings. Dir: Sam Wood. Warner Bros., 127 min.

10:00AM Suspense ('46) Belita and Barry Sullivan. Dir: Frank Tuttle. Monogram, 101 min. Premiere #1

12:00PM The Professionals ('66) Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin. Dir: Richard Brooks. Columbia, 117 min. P/S

2:15PM Bite the Bullet ('75) Gene Hackman and Candice Bergen. Dir: Richard Brooks. Columbia, 131 min. P/S

4:45PM The Defiant Ones ('58) Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis. Dir: Stanley Kramer. United Artists, 96 min.

6:30PM Hondo ('53) John Wayne and Geraldine Page. Dir: John Farrow. Paramount, 84 min. P/S


Sunday, September 22: Primetime: James Garner as Wyatt Earp Double Feature


8:00PM Sunset ('88) James Garner and Bruce Willis. Dir: Blake Edwards. TriStar, 108 min. Premiere #2

10:00PM Hour of the Gun ('67) James Garner and Jason Robards. Dir: John Sturges. United Artists, 101 min.


Sunday, September 22: Late Night: Silent Sunday Night/TCM Import: Ford to Kurosawa

12:00AM Three Bad Men ('26) George O'Brien and Lou Tellegen. Dir: John Ford. Fox, 92 min. Premiere #3

2:00AM The Hidden Fortress ('59) Toshiro Mifune and Minoru Chiaki. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 139 min. P/S

4:30AM Rashomon ('50) Toshiro Mifune and Minoru Chiaki. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Daiei, 88 min. P/S


Monday, September 23: Star of the Month Frank Morgan


6:00AM The Great Morgan ('45) Frank Morgan and Leon Ames. Dir: Nat Perrin. MGM, 57 min.

7:15AM The Vanishing Virginian ('42) Frank Morgan and Kathryn Grayson. Dir: Frank Borzage. MGM, 97 min.

9:00AM Casanova Brown ('44) Gary Cooper and Frank Morgan. International, 93 min.

10:45AM Yolanda and the Thief ('45) Fred Astaire and Frank Morgan. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 109 min.

12:45PM The Cockeyed Miracle ('46) Frank Morgan and Keenan Wynn. Dir: S. Sylvan Simon. MGM, 81 min.​​

2:15PM Lady Luck ('46) Barbara Hale and Frank Morgan. Dir: Edwin L. Marin. RKO, 97 min.

4:00PM The Stratton Story ('49) James Stewart and Frank Morgan. Dir: Sam Wood. MGM, 106 min.

6:00PM The Wizard of Oz ('39) Judy Garland and Frank Morgan. Dir: Victor Fleming. MGM, 101 min.

8:00PM The Affairs of Cellini ('34) Constance Bennett and Frank Morgan. 20th Century, 90 min. Long-exempt Premiere

9:45PM Tortilla Flat ('42) Spencer Tracy and Frank Morgan. MGM, 105 min.

11:45PM The Human Comedy ('43) Frank Morgan and Mickey Rooney. MGM, 118 min.

2:00AM Key to the City ('50) Clark Gable and Frank Morgan. Dir: George Sidney. MGM, 99 min.

3:45AM The Three Musketeers ('48) Angela Lansbury and Frank Morgan. Dir: George Sidney MGM, 128 min.


Tuesday, September 24: Daytime: The Benchleys


6:00AM How to Sleep ('35) Robert Benchley. Dir: Nick Grinde. MGM, 11 min.

6:15AM How to Behave ('36) Robert Benchley. Dir: Arthur Ripley. MGM, 10 min.

6:30AM How to Train a Dog ('36) Robert Benchley. Dir: Arthur Ripley. MGM, 8 min.

6:45AM How to Vote ('36) Robert Benchley. Dir: Felix E. Feist. MGM, 10 min.

7:00AM How to Be a Detective ('36) Robert Benchley. Dir: Felix E. Feist. MGM, 9 min.

7:15AM How to Start the Day ('37) Robert Benchley. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM, 10 min.

7:30AM How to Figure Income Tax ('38) Robert Benchley. Dir: Felix E. Feist. MGM, 9 min.

7:45AM How to Read ('38) Robert Benchley. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM, 9 min.

8:00AM How to Raise a Baby ('38) Robert Benchley. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM, 10 min.

8:15AM How to Sub-Let ('39) Robert Benchley. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM, 8 min.

8:30AM How to Eat ('39) Robert Benchley. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM, 9 min.

8:45AM Live, Love and Learn ('37) Rosalind Russell and Robert Benchley. Dir: George Fitzmaurice. MGM, 78 min.

10:15AM Foreign Correspondent ('40) Joel McCrea and Robert Benchley. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. United Artists, 120 min.

12:30PM The Great American Pastime ('56) Tom Ewell and Anne Francis. Dir: Herman Hoffman.

2:15PM The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming ('66) Carl Reiner and Eva Marie Saint. Dir: Norman Jewison. United Artists, 126 min.

4:30PM Jaws ('75) Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss. Dir: Stephen Spielberg. Universal, 128 min. P/S

7:00PM An Evening Alone ('38) Robert Benchley. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM, 10 min.

7:15PM Music Made Simple ('38) Robert Benchley. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM, 8 min.

7:30PM The Courtship of the Night ('38) Robert Benchley. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM, 8 min.

7:45PM A Night at the Movies ('37) Robert Benchley. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM, 10 min.


Tuesday, September 24: Primetime: TCM Spotlight: Robert Altman


8:00PM Gosford Park ('01) Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas. Dir: Robert Altman. USA Films, 137 min. Premiere #4

10:30PM Cookie's Fortune ('99) Glenn Close and Patricia Neal. Dir: Robert Altman. October Films, 118 min. Premiere #5

12:45AM Short Cuts ('93) Andie MacDowell and Jack Lemmon. Dir: Robert Altman. Fine Line, 188 min. Premiere #6

4:00AM The Player ('92) Tim Robbins and Greta Scacchi. Fine Line, 123 min. P/S


Wednesday, September 25: Daytime: Booth Tarkington


6:15AM The Magnificent Ambersons ('42) Joseph Cotten and Dolores Costello. Dir: Orson Welles. RKO, 87 min.

8:00AM Presenting Lily Mars ('43) Judy Garland and Van Heflin. Dir: Norman Taurog. MGM, 104 min.

10:00AM Penrod and Sam ('37) Billy Mauch and Frank Craven. Dir: William McGann. Warner Bros., 64 min.

11:15AM Penrod and His Twin Brother ('38) Billy Mauch and Bobby Mauch. Dir: William McGann. Warner Bros., 62 min.

12:30PM Penrod's Double Trouble ('38) Billy Mauch and Bobby Mauch. Dir: Lewis Seiler. Warner Bros., 60 min.

1:45PM Father's Son ('41) John Litel and Frieda Insecort. Warner Bros., 57 min.

2:45PM On Moonlight Bay ('51) Doris Day and Gordon MacRae. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. Warner Bros., 95 min. P/S

4:30PM By the Light of the Silvery Moon ('53) Doris Day and Gordon MacRae. Dir: David Butler. Warner Bros., 101 min. P/S

6:15PM Alice Adams ('35) Katharine Hepburn and Fred MacMurray. Dir: George Stevens. RKO, 95 min.


Wednesday, September 25: Primetime: Guest Programmer Alice Adams


8:00PM Becky Sharp ('35) Miriam Hopkins and Alan Mowbray. Dir: Rouben Mamoulian. RKO, 84 min.

9:30PM Kitty Foyle ('40) Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan. Dir: Sam Wood. RKO, 110 min.

11:30PM High Society ('56) Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly. Dir: Charles Walters. MGM, 113 min.

1:30AM My Fair Lady ('64) Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. Dir: George Cukor. Warner Bros., 172 min. P/S

4:30AM Brief Encounter ('45) Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. Dir: David Lean. Eagle-Lion, 86 min. P/S


​​Thursday, September 26: Daytime: Ginger Without Fred


6:00AM 42nd Street ​('33) Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Warner Bros., 89 min.

7:45AM Gold Diggers of 1933 ​('33) Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. Warner Bros., 96 min.

9:30AM Professional Sweetheart ​('33) Ginger Rogers and Norman Foster. Dir: William A. Seiter. RKO, 72 min.

11:00AM Twenty Million Sweethearts ​('34) Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers. Dir: Ray Enright. First National, 90 min.

12:45PM In Person ​('35) Ginger Rogers and George Brent. Dir: William A. Seiter. RKO, 90 min.

2:30PM Bachelor Mother ​('39) Ginger Rogers and David Niven. Dir: Garson Kanin. RKO, 83 min.

4:00PM ​Kitty Foyle ('40) Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan. Dir: Sam Wood. RKO, 112 min.

6:00PM The Major and the Minor ​('42) Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland. Dir: Billy Wilder. Paramount, 102 min. P/S


Thursday, September 26: Primetime: Starring Shirley Booth


8:00PM Hot Spell ('58) Shirley Booth and Anthony Quinn. Dir: Daniel Mann. Paramount, 86 min. Short-exempt Premiere

9:45PM Come Back, Little Sheba ('52) Shirley Booth and Burt Lancaster. Dir: Daniel Mann. Paramount, 99 min. P/S

11:30PM The Matchmaker ('58) Shirley Booth and Shirley MacLaine. Dir: Joseph Anthony. Paramount, 103 min. P/S

1:30AM About Mrs. Leslie ('54) Shirley Booth and Robert Ryan. Dir: Daniel Mann. Paramount, 104 min. P/S

3:30AM The Glass Menagerie ('66) Shirley Booth and Hal Holbrook. Dir: Michael Elliott. CBS, 120 min. P/S


Friday, September 27: Fred Without Ginger


6:00AM Dancing Lady ​('33) Joan Crawford and Fred Astaire. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. MGM, 90 min.

7:45AM A Damsel in Distress ​('37) Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine. Dir: George Stevens. RKO, 101 min.

9:30AM ​Broadway Melody of 1940 ​('40) Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell. Dir: Norman Taurog. MGM, 102 min.

11:30AM The Sky's the Limit ​('43) Fred Astaire and Joan Leslie. Dir: Edward H. Griffith. RKO, 89 min.

1:15PM The Band Wagon ​('53) Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 113 min.

3:15PM Silk Stockings ​('57) Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. Dir: Rouben Mamoulian. MGM, 117 min.

5:30PM Finian's Rainbow ​('68) Fred Astaire and Petula Clark. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. Warner Bros., 145 min. P/S

8:00PM The Towering Inferno ​('74) Faye Dunaway and Fred Astaire. Dir: Irwin Allen. 20th Century Fox, 165 min. P/S

11:00PM The Pleasure of His Company ​('61) Fred Astaire and Debbie Reynolds. Dir: George Seaton. Paramount, 115 min. Premiere #7

1:15AM The Notorious Landlady ​('62) Jack Lemmon and Fred Astaire. Dir: Richard Quine. Columbia, 123 min. P/S

3:30AM On the Beach ​('59) Gregory Peck and Fred Astaire. Dir: Stanley Kramer. United Artists, 134 min.


​Saturday, September 28: Daytime


6:00AM Border Incident ​('49) Ricardo Montalban and George Murphy. Dir: Anthony Mann. MGM, 96 min.

8:00AM Dear Heart ​('64) Glenn Ford and Geraldine Page. Dir: Delbert Mann. Warner Bros., 114 min.

10:00AM For the Love of Ivy ​('68) Sidney Poitier and Abbey Lincoln. Dir: Daniel Mann. Palomar, 101 min. P/S

12:00PM Road to Bali ​('53) Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Dir: Hal Walker. Paramount, 91 min. P/S

1:45PM Ishtar ​('87) Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman. Dir: Elaine May. Columbia, 104 min. P/S

3:45PM Heaven Can Wait ​('78) Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. Dir: Warren Beatty. Paramount, 101 min. P/S

5:45PM You Can't Take It With You ​('38) James Stewart and Jean Arthur. Dir: Frank Capra. Columbia, 128 min. P/S


​Saturday, September 28: Primetime: Essentials: Directed by Martin Brest


8:00PM Midnight Run ​('88) Charles Grodin and Robert De Niro. Dir: Martin Brest. Universal, 126 min. Premiere #8

10:15PM Going in Style ​('79) George Burns and Art Carney. Dir: Martin Brest. Warner Bros., 95 min. P/S

12:00AM Beverly Hills Cop ​('84) Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold. Dir: Martin Brest. Paramount, 105 min. Premiere #9


​Saturday, September 28: Late Night: TCM Underground: Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly


2:00AM Ghost Story ​('81) Fred Astaire and Melvyn Douglas. Dir: John Irvin. Universal, 110 min. Premiere #10

4:00AM ​Xanadu ​('80) Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Dir: Robert Greenwald. Universal, 96 min. Premiere #11


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:42 PM

Speedy, another wonderful schedule! Lots of great stuff, but mostly I'm obsessed with the Lucky Charms theme! That made me so happy. Wish I thought of it. :)

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:05 PM

I love very much your schedule, speedracer5!


I feel that: Joan Blondell is an excellent choice for: SOTM. Her movies did not make as large an impact either at the box office or with critics as many other movies did but they were great entertainment and did not disappoint. 


Captain Peter Blood as: Guest Programmer is inspired! I truly can see him selecting: The Princess Bride (1987) and: Young Frankenstein (1974) as they fit so well his temperament. He was indeed a rascal at heart and I am sure that all the movies on that night would be dear to him.
This is a truly wonderful schedule and I hope very much that: TCM steals borrows is inspired by it. :)

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

Way to go, Speedy!  Love your Long and Short (Joan Blondell and Sandra Dee)  --  super choices and, by the way, why hasn't TCM made Blondell a SOTM yet?? Also love Peter Blood as your guest programmer (I was hoping someone would use him) your salute to Gail Patrick, your Darkness After Dawn picks and the Random Fashion Shows in Movies (I have thought about doing that in a challenge forever!)


Great job as always.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:14 AM


June 16, 2019 - June 22, 2019

SOTM: Joan Blondell

SHORT OF IT: Sandra Dee


GUEST PROGRAMMER: Captain Peter Blood, Captain Blood

TCM GHOST: Days of Darkness

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT: Pandora's Box (1929)

TCM IMPORTS: Sophia Loren

TCM SPOTLIGHT: Director of Photography, Charles B. Lang

TCM Underground: Legendary Films

ESSENTIAL: A Summer Place (1959)

Breakdown By Decade:

1920s- 1
1930s- 13
1940s- 30
1950s- 25
1960s- 18
1970s- 3
1980s- 2


Block-Heads (1938)
A Guide For a Married Man (1967)
We're Not Married! (1952)
The Princess Bride (1987) GP-EXEMPT
Pillow of Death (1945)
The Wild and the Innocent (1959) EXEMPT- SHORT
If a Man Answers (1962) EXEMPT- SHORT
The Restless Years (1958) EXEMPT- SHORT
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945)
Beyond the Forest (1949) GHOST- EXEMPT
The Perfect Specimen (1937)
The Blue Veil (1951) EXEMPT- LONG
The Dark Mirror (1945)
The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

We start off Sunday with a salute to the Roaring Twenties--each film exploring a different event unique to that decade. Splendor in the Grass, Singin' in the Rain and Some Like it Hot explore the 1929 Bank Crisis, the arrival of sound film and Prohibition, respectively. In the afternoon, we explore one of my favorite movie subjects--Love Triangles. Then in the evening we salute funnyman Stan Laurel. This salute includes the premiere of Block-Heads (1938). Our Silent Sunday night features Louise Brooks' starmaking role in Pandora's Box. Finally, we close out the evening featuring Sophia Loren's Italian films, including Two Women, the film that brought Loren her Oscar.

Monday is celebrating the wild masquerade parties that are seen in film, including the craziest one in To Catch a Thief. In the afternoon, we're featuring films whose plots are made up of individual stories, woven together in some fashion. In the evening, Captain Peter Blood is coming to visit us with his favorite film selections. He has chosen The Princess Bride (1987), because he likes swashbucklers and finds that Westley is a man after his own heart. This will be a TCM premiere! He selected Spartacus because it features a topic close to his heart: slaves leading a violent revolt. Young Frankenstein was selected because Mr. Blood is also a doctor and he admired the work of Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronken-steen"). Finally, he chose China Seas, because he liked the hi jinks the crew pulled on board the ship.

On Tuesday, we start with a series of "pillow" movies including the premiere of Pillow of Death (1945). Then we segue into a salute to Tom Drake an actor who should have had a bigger career than he did. In the evening, we're celebrating 1950s/1960s teen queen Sandra Dee, including her most well known role as surfer girl Gidget in Gidget. There are also three, count 'em, three premieres tonight: The Wild and the Innocent (1959), If a Man Answers (1962), The Restless Years (1958).

Wednesday, we're on a treasure hunt, looking for all the lucky charms: "Heart, stars and horseshoes, clovers and blue moons, and pots of gold and rainbows and red balloons!" This event also includes the premiere of a Betty Grable film, Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945). We're also featuring one of my favorite shorts, the hilarious 7-min Match Your Mood. You'll find your refrigerator to be utterly lacking in groovy aesthetics after viewing this ad for Westinghouse. In the evening, we're reviving our "Darkness After Dawn" series by featuring an evening of noir, including the premiere of that Bette Davis camp classic, Beyond the Forest (1949).

Thursday morning, we're celebrating two birthdays. In the morning, we're honoring Gail Patrick with four films, including the rarely seen Wives Under Suspicion. In the afternoon, we're featuring the beautiful Errol Flynn in some of his lesser known films, including the premiere of the aptly-named The Perfect Specimen (1937). In the evening, we're spotlighting the career of Joan Blondell--long time Hollywood star who made over 100 films! We're starting the evening off with the premiere of The Blue Veil (1951) which brought Blondell an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

On Friday, we're featuring Lucille Ball, who was known as "Queen of the Bs" (much to Ball's chagrin) on the RKO lot. These films, while not being classics in the same league as Casablanca, are very enjoyable. My personal favorites being The Affairs of Annabel and Beauty for the Asking. In the afternoon, its a marathon of films with screenplays written by Nunnally Johnson! He wrote so many great films, including The Dark Mirror (1946) which is a TCM premiere! In the evening, it's our TCM Spotlight. This month's spotlight celebrates the work of Cinematographer Charles Lane, Jr.

Finally, on Saturday, we're starting the day off with films that feature one of my favorite things in classic film--random fashion shows! In the afternoon, we're viewing a block of Rita Hayworth musicals, including the two Rita made with Fred Astaire and considered them her personal favorites. After the Rita block, we're featuring another of my favorite shorts, The Wonderful World of Tupperware. In the evening, things are heating up with a trifecta of steamy summer romance movies, including this evening's "Essential," A Summer Place. Finally, our underground features "Legendary" films like The Legend of Lylah Claire and The Legend of Billie Jean (1985). Fair is fair!
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:23 AM

Sunday, June 16, 2019 – Saturday, June 22, 2019


SOTM: Joan Blondell


June 16, 2019


Daytime Theme: The Roaring 20s


6:00am SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (1961) Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle. Dir. Elia Kazan. Warner Brothers. 124 mins. (p/s).


8:15am SINGIN IN THE RAIN (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Dir. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen. MGM. 102 mins. (p/s).


10:00am SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. Dir. Billy Wilder. United Artists. 120 mins. (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Love Triangles


12:00pm CASABLANCA (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 99 mins. (p/s).


1:45pm THE GREAT GATSBY (1974) Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern. Dir. Jack Clayton. Paramount. 144 mins. (p/s).


4:15pm KITTY FOYLE (1940) Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig. Dir. Sam Wood. RKO. 105 mins. (p/s).


6:00pm SABRINA (1954) Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden. Dir. Billy Wilder. Paramount. 112 mins. (p/s).


Primetime: Happy Birthday Stan Laurel!


8:00pm THE MUSIC BOX (1932) Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Lilyan Irene. Dir. James Parrott. MGM. 30 mins. (p/s).


8:30pm SONS OF THE DESERT (1933) Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase. Dir. William A. Seiter. MGM. 65 mins. (p/s).


9:45pm WAY OUT WEST (1937) Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynne. Dir. James W. Horne. MGM. 64 mins. (p/s).


11:00pm BLOCK-HEADS (1938) Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis. Dir. John G. Blystone. MGM. 58 mins. (premiere #1).


TCM Silent Sunday Nights


12:00am PANDORA’S BOX (1929) Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer. Dir. GW Pabst. Janus Films. 109 mins. (p/s).


TCM Imports: Sophia Loren


2:00am TWO WOMEN (1961) Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleanora Brown. Dir. Vittorio De Sica. Embassy Pictures. 105 mins. (p/s).


3:45am YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (1964) Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffre. Dir. Vittorio De Sica. 119 mins. (p/s).


5:45am BREAKDOWNS OF 1938. 14 mins. 


June 17, 2019


Daytime Theme:  Costume Parties


6:00am AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM. 113 mins. (p/s).


8:00am GILDA (1946) Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready. Dir. Charles Vidor. Columbia. 108 mins. (p/s).


10:00am TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s).


11:45am REBECCA  (1940) Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. United Artists. 127 mins. (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Vignettes in Film


2:00pm WHAT A WAY TO GO! (1964) Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum. Dir. J. Lee Thompson. Fox. 111 mins (p/s).


4:00pm A GUIDE FOR A MARRIED MAN (1967) Walter Matthau, Inger Stevens, Sue Ann Langdon. Dir. Gene Kelly. Fox. 89 mins. (premiere #2).


5:30pm WE’RE NOT MARRIED! (1952) Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen, Victor Moore. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Fox. 85 mins. (premiere #3).


7:00pm HOLLYWOOD MY HOMETOWN (1965) Ken Murray. 52 mins. (p/s).


Guest Programmer: Captain Peter Blood


8:00pm THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright. Dir. Rob Reiner. Fox. 98 mins (premiere-GP EXEMPT).


9:45pm SPARTACUS (1960) Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Universal. 190 mins. (p/s).


1:00am YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman. Dir. Mel Brooks. Fox. 140 mins (p/s).


3:30am CHINA SEAS (1935) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery. Dir. Tay Garnett. MGM. 87 mins. (p/s).


5:00am HOLLYWOOD: THE DREAM FACTORY (1972) Dick Cavett. 50 mins. (p/s).


June 18, 2019


Daytime Theme: Pillow Talk


6:00am PILLOW OF DEATH (1945) Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce, J. Edward Bromberg. Dir. Wallace Fox. Universal. 65 mins. (premiere #4).


7:15am PILLOW TO POST (1945) Ida Lupino, Sydney Greenstreet, William Prince. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Warner Brothers. 91 mins. (p/s).


9:00am PILLOW TALK (1959) Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Dir. Michael Gordon. Universal. 110 mins. (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Starring Tom Drake


11:00 WORDS AND MUSIC (1948) Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, Ann Sothern. Dir. Norman Taurog. MGM. 119 mins. (p/s)


1:00pm I’LL BE YOURS (1947) Deanna Durbin, Tom Drake, William Bendix. Dir. William A. Seiter. Universal. 93 mins. (p/s).


2:45pm MAISIE GOES TO RENO (1944) Ann Sothern, John Hodiak, Tom Drake. Dir. Harry Beaumont. MGM. 90 mins. (p/s).


4:15pm COURAGE OF LASSIE  (1946) Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake. Dir. Fred M. Wilcox. MGM. 92 mins. (p/s).


6:00pm MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944) Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Tom Drake. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM. 112 mins. (p/s).


Primetime: The Short of It, Starring Sandra Dee


8:00pm GIDGET (1959) Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson. Dir. Paul Wendkos. Columbia.

94 mins. (p/s).


9:45pm TAKE HER, SHE’S MINE (1963) James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows. Dir. Henry Koster. Fox. 98 mins. (p/s).


11:30pm THE WILD AND THE INNOCENT (1959) Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Sandra Dee. Dir. Jack Sher. Universal. 84 mins. (premiere SHORT EXEMPT).


1:00am IF A MAN ANSWERS (1962) Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Micheline Presle. Dir. Henry Levin. Universal. 102 mins. (premiere SHORT EXEMPT).


2:45am THAT FUNNY FEELING (1965) Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Donald O’Connor. Dir. Richard Thorpe. Universal. 93 mins. (p/s).


4:30am THE RESTLESS YEARS (1958) Teresa Wright, John Saxon, Sandra Dee. Dir. Helmut Kautner. Universal. 82 mins. (premiere SHORT EXEMPT).


June 19, 2019


Daytime Theme: “They’re Always After Me Lucky Charms.”


6:00am MY FOOLISH HEART (1950) Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Kent Smith. Dir. Mark Robson. RKO. 98 mins. (p/s).


7:45am FIVE STAR FINAL (1931) Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, HB Warner. Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. First National. 89 mins. (p/s).


9:15am BILLY ROSE’S DIAMOND HORSESHOE (1945) Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Phil Silvers. Dir. George Seaton. Fox. 104 mins. (premiere #5).


11:00am INSIDE DAISY CLOVER (1965) Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford. Dir. Robert Mulligan. Warner Brothers. 128 mins. (p/s).


1:15pm THE MOON IS BLUE (1953) William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara. Dir. Otto Preminger. United Artists. 99 mins. (p/s).


3:00pm POT O’GOLD (1941) James Stewart, Paulette Goddard, Horace Heidt. Dir. George Marshall. United Artists. 84 mins. (p/s).


4:30pm FINIAN’S RAINBOW (1968) Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Warner Brothers. 145 mins. (p/s).


7:00pm THE RED BALLOON (1956) Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier. Dir. Albert Lamorisse. Les Films. 36 mins. (p/s).


7:45pm MATCH YOUR MOOD (1968) 7 mins.


PRIMETIME: Darkness After Dawn Series


8:00pm KISS OF DEATH (1947) Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray. Dir. Henry Hathaway. Fox. 95 mins. (p/s).


9:45pm MILDRED PIERCE (1945) Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Ann Blyth. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 109 mins. (p/s).


11:45pm BEYOND THE FOREST (1949) Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian. Dir. King Vidor. Warner Brothers. 95 mins. (premiere GHOST EXEMPT).


1:30am THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946) Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore. Dir. Richard Siodmak. RKO. 83 mins. (p/s).


3:00am THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1948) Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane. Dir. Orson Welles. Columbia. 86 mins. (p/s).


4:30am CRY WOLF (1947) Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Brooks. Dir. Peter Godfrey. Warner Brothers. 83 mins. (p/s).


June 20, 2019


Daytime Theme:  Happy Birthday Gail Patrick!


6:00am MY MAN GODFREY (1936) William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick. Dir. Gregory La Cava. Universal. 94 mins. (p/s).


7:45am STAGE DOOR (1937) Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Gail Patrick. Dir. Gregory La Cava. RKO. 92 mins. (p/s).


9:30am WIVES UNDER SUSPICION (1938) Warren William, Gail Patrick, Constance Moore. Dir. James Whale. Universal. 68 mins. (p/s).


10:45am LOVE CRAZY (1941) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick. Dir. Jack Conway. MGM. 97 mins. (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Errol Flynn!


12:30pm THE PERFECT SPECIMEN (1937) Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell, Hugh Herbert. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 82 mins. (premiere #6).


2:00pm THE SISTERS (1938) Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise. Dir. Anatole Litvak. Warner Brothers. 95 mins. (p/s).


3:45pm THAT FORSYTE WOMAN (1949) Errol Flynn, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon. Dir. Compton Bennett. MGM. 112 mins (p/s).


5:45pm THE SUN ALSO RISES (1957) Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn. Dir. Henry King. Fox. 129 mins. (p/s).


Primetime: The Long of It, SOTM: Joan Blondell


8:00pm THE BLUE VEIL (1951) Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Joan Blondell. Dir. Curtis Bernhardt. RKO. 113 mins. (premiere LONG EXEMPT.)


10:00pm A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (1945) Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn. Fox. 128 mins. (p/s).


12:15am NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947) Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Fox. 110 mins. (p/s).


2:15am DESK SET (1957) Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Blondell. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox. 102 mins. (p/s).


4:00am THE CINCINNATI KID (1965) Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret. Dir. Norman Jewison. MGM. 113 mins. (p/s).


June 21, 2019


Daytime Theme: Lucille Ball, “Queen of the B’s”


6:00am THE AFFAIRS OF ANNABEL (1938) Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball, Ruth Donnelly. Dir. Ben Stoloff. RKO. 68 mins. (p/s).


7:15am NEXT TIME I MARRY (1938) Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Lee Bowman. Dir. Garson Kanin. RKO. 64 mins. (p/s).


8:30am BEAUTY FOR THE ASKING (1939) Lucille Ball, Patric Knowles, Donald Woods. Dir. Glenn Tryon. RKO. 68 mins. (p/s).


9:45am TOO MANY GIRLS (1940) Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller. Dir. George Abbott.  RKO. 85 mins.  (p/s).


11:15am A GIRL, A GUY AND A GOB (1941) George Murphy, Lucille Ball, Edmond O’Brien.  RKO. 90 mins.


Daytime Theme: Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson


12:45pm MR. PEABODY AND THE MERMAID (1948) William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey. Universal. 89 mins. (p/s).


2:15pm THE DARK MIRROR (1946) Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell. Dir. Robert Siodmak. Universal. 85 mins. (premiere #7).


3:45pm THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (1944) Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey. Dir. Fritz Lang. RKO. 99 mins. (p/s).


5:30pm THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM (1945) Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price. Dir. John M. Stahl. Fox. 137 mins. (p/s).




8:00pm SUDDEN FEAR (1952) Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame. Dir. David Miller. RKO. 110 mins. (p/s).


10:00pm SALOME (1953) Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton. Dir. William Dieterle. Columbia. 102 mins. (p/s).


11:45pm PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES (1964) William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Gregoire Aslan. Dir. Richard Quine. Paramount. 110 mins. (p/s).


1:45am THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC (1956) Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark. Dir. Richard Quine. Columbia. 99 mins. (p/s).


3:30am THE RAINMAKER (1956) Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Lloyd Bridges. Dir. Joseph Anthony. Paramount. 121 mins. (p/s).


5:45am HOLLYWOOD HIST-O-RAMA: Katharine Hepburn (1962). 4 mins.


June 22, 2019


Daytime Theme: Movies with Fashion Shows


6:00am HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (1953) Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall. Dir. Jean Negulesco. Fox. 95 mins. (p/s).


7:45am THE WOMEN (1939) Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell. Dir. George Cukor. MGM. 133 mins. (p/s).


10:00am ROBERTA (1935) Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire. Dir. William A. Seiter. RKO. 106 mins. (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Rita Hayworth Musicals


12:00pm YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH (1941) Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley. Dir. Sidney Lanfield. Columbia. 87 mins. (p/s).


1:30pm YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER (1942) Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou. Dir. William A. Seiter. Columbia. 98 mins. (p/s).


3:15pm COVER GIRL (1944) Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers. Dir. Charles Vidor. Columbia. 105 mins. (p/s).


5:00pm PAL JOEY (1957) Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak. Dir. George Sidney. Columbia. 112 mins. (p/s).


7:00pm THE CRUISE OF THE ZACA (1952) Errol Flynn. 17 mins.




ESSENTIALS: Steamy Summer Romances


8:00pm A SUMMER PLACE (1959) Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee. Dir. Delmer Daves. Warner Brothers. 130 mins. (p/s).


10:15pm PICNIC (1955) William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field. Dir. Joshua Logan. Columbia. 113 mins. (p/s).


12:15am SUMMERTIME (1955) Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda. Dir. David Lean. United Artists. 98 mins. (p/s).


Underground:  Legendary Films


2:00am THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLAIRE (1968) Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine. Dir. Robert Aldrich. MGM. 130 mins. (p/s).


4:15am THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN (1985) Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon. Dir. Matthew Robbins. Tristar. 96 mins. (premiere #8).

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:32 PM

Super schedule, CinemaInternational.  Love, love your SOTM Robert Mitchum, your What A Character, Thelma Ritter and your DP, Gregg Toland. "Triple Temple" on Sunday night is fun and I know all of us love Hollywood on Hollywood films.  Great job!



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 01:11 AM

CinemaInternational-- great schedule! Thanks for featuring Gregg Tolland and Thelma Ritter--two of my all-time favorites. Helps me narrow down my choices :)

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:01 PM

In point of fact, TCM has shown Donkey Skin and Bay of Angels before.

OK, I'll fix it. :)

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:46 PM

In point of fact, TCM has shown Donkey Skin and Bay of Angels before.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

And by the way, great challenges!


Why, thank you very much!!!


Amazing schedule and done so quickly, too.  I'll take the time to point out some stuff I really love tomorrow  --  today was a crazy day!

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:13 PM

And by the way, great challenges!

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:52 PM

Decade Breakdown:


1920s: 3

1930s: 24

1940s: 18

1950s: 19

1960s: 13

1970s: 4

1980s: 2

1990s: 2

2000s: 2

2010s: 2


1. Lucy Gallant (1955)
2. As Young As You Feel (1951)
3. The Crucible (1996)
4. About Time (2013)
5. Atonement (2007)
6. Les Miserables (2012)
7. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
8. Notting Hill (1999)
9. The Pied Piper (1972)
10. Clue (1985)

Exempt Premieres:
1. Good Morning Miss Dove (1955)
2. Song of the South (1946)
3. What's So Bad About Feeling So Good? (1968)
4. The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)
5. Jennie Gerhardt (1933)
6. Hoopla (1933)

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Short of It: Jennifer Jones

6:00 AM Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) Jennifer Jones & William Holden D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 102 min. (p/s)

7:45 AM The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) Gregory Peck & Jennifer Jones D: Nunnally Johnson 20th Century Fox 153 min. (P/s)

10:30 AM Tender is the Night (1962) Jennifer Jones & Jason Robards D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 146 min. (P/s)

1:00 PM Good Morning Miss Dove (1955) Jennifer Jones & Robert Stack D: Henry Koster 20th Century Fox 107 min. Short-Exempt Premiere

3:00 PM Love Letters (1945) Jennifer Jones & Joseph Cotten D: William Dieterle Paramount 101 min. (P/s)

4:45 PM Ruby Gentry (1952) Jennifer Jones & Charlton Heston D:King Vidor 20th Century Fox 82 min. (P/s)

6:15 PM Cluny Brown (1946) Charles Boyer & Jennifer Jones D: Ernst Lubitsch 20th Century Fox 100 min. (P/s)

Sunday Triple Feature: Shirley Temple

8:00 PM Curly Top (1935) Shirley Temple & John Boles D: Irving Cumming 20th Century Fox 75 min. (P/s)

9:30 PM Stowaway (1936) Shirley Temple & Robert Young D: William Seiter 20th Century Fox 86 min (p/s)

11:00 PM The Little Princess (1939) Shirley Temple & Richard Greene D: Walter Lang 20th Century Fox 91 min. (P/d)

Silent Sunday

12:45 AM Sunrise (1927) George O'Brien & Janet Gaynor D: F.W. Murnau Fox 94 min (p/s)

TCM Imports

2:30 AM Children of Paradise (1945) Jean-Louis Barrault & Arletty D: Marcel Carne Janus films 195 min. (P/s)

Monday, July 15, 2019

Photographed by Gregg Toland

6:00 AM We Live Again (1934) Anna Sten & Fredric March D: Rouben Mamouilian UA 82 min. (P/s)

7:30 AM Intermezzo (1939) Leslie Howard & Ingrid Bergman D: Gregory Ratoff UA 70 min (p/s)

8:45 AM The Dark Angel (1935) Merle Oberon & Fredric March D: Sidney Franklin UA 110 min (p/s)

10:45 AM Song of the South (1946) James Baskett & Bobby Driscoll D: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson RKO/Disney 94 min DP-Exempt Premiere

12:30 PM Citizen Kane (1941) Orson Welles & Joseph Cotten D: Orson Welles RKO 119 min.

2:30 PM The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Fredric March & Myrna Loy D: William Wyler RKO 173 min. (P/s)

5:30 PM The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Henry Fonda & Jane Darwell D: John Ford 20th Century Fox 129 min. (P/s)

Star of the Month/The Long of It: Robert Mitchum

8:00 PM Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer D: Jacques Tourneur RKO 98 min. 


9:45 PM Rachel and the Stranger (1948) Loretta Young & William Holden D: Norman Foster RKO 94 min.


11:30 PM Where Danger Lives (1950) Robert Mitchum & Faith Domergue D: John Farrow RKO 84 min.


1:00 AM Macao (1952) Robert Mitchum & Jane Russell D: Josef Von Sternberg RKO 82 min.


2:30 AM Till the End of Time (1946) Dorothy Maguire & Robert Mitchum D: Edward Dmytryk RKO 105 min.


4:30 AM The Lusty Men (1952) Robert Mitchum & Susan Hayward D: Nicholas Ray RKO 112 min.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

What a Character: Thelma Ritter

6:30 AM Move Over Darling (1963) Doris Day & James Garner D: Michael Gordon 20th Century Fox 103 min (p/s)

8:15 AM Pillow Talk (1959) Doris Day & Rock Hudson D: Michael Gordon Universal 102 min (p/s)

10:00 AM The Mating Season (1951) Thelma Ritter & Gene Tierney D: Mitchell Leisen Paramount 101 min. (P/s)

11:45 AM What's So Bad About Feeling So Good? (1968) Mary Tyler Moore & George Peppard D:George Seaton Universal 94 min. Ghost-Exempt Premiere

1:30 PM The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951) Thelma Ritter & Jeanne Crain D: George Cukor 20th Century Fox 103 min. Ghost-Exempt Premiere

3:15 PM Pickup on South Street (1953) Richard Widmark & Thelma Ritter D:Samuel Fuller 20th Century Fox 80 min (p/s)

4:45 PM Lucy Gallant (1955) Jane Wyman & Charlton Heston D: Robert Parrish Paramount 104 min. Premiere #1

6:30 PM As Young As You Feel (1951) Monty Woolley & Thelma Ritter D: Harmon Jones 20th Century Fox 77 min. Premiere #2

Guest Programmer: Alice Adams

8:00 PM Jewel Robbery (1932) William Powell & Kay Francis D:William Dieterle WB 70 min.

9:15 PM Chained (1934) Joan Crawford & Clark Gable D: Clarence Brown MGM 76 min.

10:45 PM Jennie Gerhardt (1933) Sylvia Sidney & Donald Cook D: Marion Gering Paramount 85 min. GP-Exempt Premiere

12:15 AM Hoopla (1933) Clara Bow & Richard Cromwell D: Frank Lloyd Fox 85 min. GP-Exempt Premiere

1:45 AM Female (1933) Ruth Chatterton & George Brent D: Michael Curtiz WB 60 min.

3:00 AM Forbidden (1932) Barbara Stanwyck & Adolphe Menjou D:Frank Capra Columbia 81 min (p/s)

4:30 AM The Secret of Madame Blanche (1933) Irene Dunne & Lionel Atwell D: Charles Brabin MGM 83 min.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hollywood on Hollywood

6:00 AM The Big Knife (1955) Jack Palance & Ida Lupino D: Robert Aldrich UA 111 min (p/s)

8:00 AM What Price Hollywood? (1932) Constance Bennett & Lowell Sherman RKO 88 min.

9:30 AM Sunset Boulevard (1950) Gloria Swanson & William Holden D: Billy Wilder Paramount 110 min (p/s)

11:30 AM Singin' in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly & Debbie Reynolds D: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly MGM 102 min.

1:15 PM Bombshell (1933) Jean Harlow & Lee Tracy D: Victor Fleming MGM 95 min.

3:00 PM Show People (1928) Marion Davies & William Haines D: King Vidor MGM 82 min.

4:30 PM The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) Kirk Douglas & Lana Turner D: Vincente Minnelli MGM 118 min.

6:30 PM Sullavan's Travels (1941) Joel McCrea & Veronica Lake D: Preston Sturges Paramount 90 min. (P/s)

TCM Showcase: Order in the Court!

8:00 PM A Free Soul (1931) Norma Shearer & Lionel Barrymore D: Clarence Brown MGM 91 min

9:45 PM The Paradine Case (1947) Gregory Peck & Alida Valli D: Alfred Hitchcock UA 116 min (p/s)

11:45 PM The Verdict (1982) Paul Newman & Charlotte Rampling D: Sidney Lumet 20th Century Fox 129 min (p/s)

2:00 AM Adam's Rib (1949) Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy D: George Cukor MGM 100 min.

3:45 AM The Crucible (1996) Daniel Day-Lewis & Winona Ryder D: Nicholas Hynter 20th Century Fox 123 min. Premiere #3

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Into the Classroom

6:00 AM Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939) Robert Donat & Greer Garson D: Sam Wood MGM 114 min.

8:00 AM The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) Maggie Smith & Pamela Franklin D: Ronald Neame 20th Century Fox 116 min (p/s)

10:00 AM The Corn is Green (1945) Bette Davis & John Dall D:Irving Rapper WB 114 min.

12:00 PM Remember the Day (1941) Claudette Colbert & John Payne D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 85 min (p/s)

1:30 PM The Browning Version (1951) Michael Redgrave & Jean Kent D: Anthony Asquith Janus Films 90 min (p/s)

3:00 PM Up the Down Staircase (1967) Sandy Dennis & Patrick Bedford D: Richard Mulligan WB 124 min (p/s)

5:15 PM Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969) Peter O'Toole & Petula Clark D: Herbert Ross MGM 154 min

Working Title Films: Masters of Modern British Cinema

8:00 PM About Time (2013) Domhnall Gleeson & Rachel McAdams D: Richard Curtis Universal 124 min Premiere #4

10:15 PM Atonement (2007) James McAvoy & Keira Knightley D: Joe Wright Focus Features 123 min. Premiere #5

12:30 AM Les Miserables (2012) Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe D:Tom Hooper Universal 159 min Premiere #6

3:15 AM Pride and Prejudice (2005) Keira Knightley & Matthew Macfayden D: Joe Wright 128 min Premiere #7

5:30 AM Notting Hill (1999) Hugh Grant & Julia Roberts D: Roger Michell Universal 125 min Premiere #8

Friday, July 19, 2019

All Aboard!

7:45 AM The General (1926) Buster Keaton & Marion Mack D: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman UA 74 min (p/s)

9:00 AM The Narrow Margin (1952) Charles McGraw & Marie Windsor D: Richard Fleisher RKO 70 min

10:15 AM Shanghai Express (1932) Marlene Dietrich & Anna May Wong D: Josef von Sternberg Paramount 80 min (p/s)

11:45 AM Union Pacific (1939) Barbara Stanwyck & Joel McCrea D: Cecil B. DeMille Paramount 135 min (p/s)

2:00 PM Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Albert Finney & Lauren Bacall D: Sidney Lumet Paramount 128 min

4:15 PM The Lady Vanishes (1938) Margaret Lockwood & Michael Redgrave D: Alfred Hitchcock Janus Films 97 min (p/d)

6:00 PM Night Train to Munich (1940) Rex Harrison & Margaret Lockwood D: Carol Reed 20th Century Fox 93 min.

The Magic of Jacques Demy

8:00 PM The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Catherine Deneuve & Nino Castelnuovo D:Jacques Demy Janus Films 91 min (p/s)

9:45 PM The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) Catherine Deneuve & Francoise Dorleac D: Jacques Demy Janus Films 124 min (p/s)

12:00 AM Donkey Skin (1970) Catherine Deneuve & Jacques Perrin D: Jacques Demy Janus Films 90 min (p/s)

1:45 AM Lola (1961) Anouk Aimee & Marc Michel D: Jacques Demy Janus Films 90 min (p/s)

3:30 AM Bay of Angels (1963) Jeanne Moreau & Claude Mann D:Jacques Demy Janus Films 79 min. (p/s)

5:00 AM The Pied Piper (1972) Donovan & Donald Pleasance D: Jacques Demy Paramount 90 min Premiere #9

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Hotels, Boarding Houses, and Motels

6:30 AM Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins & Janet Leigh D: Alfred Hitchcock Paramount 109 min. (P/s)

8:30 AM Seperate Tables (1958) David Niven & Deborah Kerr D: Delbert Mann UA 99 min (p/s)

10:15 AM Grand Hotel (1932) Greta Garbo & Joan Crawford D: Edmund Goulding MGM 113 min.

12:15 PM What's Up Doc (1972) Barbra Streisand & Ryan O'Neal D: Peter Bogdonovich WB 98 min (p/s)

2:00 PM Stage Door (1937) Ginger Rogers & Katharine Hepburn D:
Gregory La Cava RKO 97 min

3:45 PM Hollywood Hotel (1937) Dick Powell & Rosemary Lane D: Busby Berkeley WB 109 min

5:45 PM Weekend at the Waldorf (1945) Ginger Rogers & Lana Turner D: Robert Z. Leonard MGM 130 min.

The Essentials/TCM Underground: Whodunit?

8:00 PM Charade (1963) Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant D: Stanley Donen Universal 114 min. (P/s)

10:00 PM The Thin Man (1934) William Powell & Myrna Loy D: W.S. Van Dyke MGM 93 min.

11:45 PM The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) George C. Scott & Dana Wynter D: John Huston Universal 98 min (p/s)

1:30 AM Laura (1944) Dana Andrews & Gene Tierney D: Otto Preminger 20th Century Fox 85 min (p/s)

3:00 AM (Underground) Clue (1985) Tim Curry & Lesley Ann Warren D: Jonathan Lynn 98 min. Premiere #10

4:45 AM Penguin Pool Murder (1932) Edna May Oliver & James Gleason D: George Archainbaud RKO 65 min

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:41 AM

TCM Programming Challenge #35

“The Long and The Short of It.”



Challenge #1:  The Long Of It.


You are to choose, as your Star Of The Month, an actor or actress who has 100 or more feature film credits. TV, animated feature or voice credits will not count toward the total.  Some actors who would meet this criteria include:  Alan Hale, Regis Toomey, John Litel, Ward Bond etc., etc. but you will find many, many other actors and actresses who have 100 film credits.  Please note:  TCM’s website has filmographies for the vast majority of actors or actresses you may want to use.  It is suggested you use this resource (as opposed to IMDB) for this challenge. You may have 3 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit. Mark these:  Long-Exempt.


Challenge #2:  The Short Of It.


You are to program a block of films saluting an actor or actress who has less than 50 feature film credits. Many young actors/actresses or child stars fit into this category (Jane Bryan, Elizabeth Allan, Virginia Weidler, etc.) as well as actors who began their film career later in life. You may have 3 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit. Mark these:  Short-Exempt.


Challenge #3: 1935 Guest Programmer


In honor of Challenge #35 you are to program a block of films hosted by a guest programmer who is a character from a 1935 film. You may have 2 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit.  Mark these:  GP-Exempt.


Challenge #4:  The Ghosts of TCM Past (optional)


Over the years TCM has had many “branded” programming and promotional segments including: “Lone Star Cinema,” “Word of Mouth,” “On Everyone’s Most Wanted List,” “What a Character,” “Darkness After Dawn” and “Preservation Showcase” among many others. You are program a block of films which would be appropriate for one of these segments. You may have 2 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit.  Mark these: Ghost- Exempt.


Challenge #5:  Let’s Hear It for the DP’s. (optional)


You are to program a block of films saluting a favorite DP aka the Director of Photography.  The majority of this individual’s work must have occurred in the years 1930 – 1960. You may have 2 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit.  Mark these:  DP-Exempt.


You may use up to 12 premieres in this challenge. The week selected must be between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.


This challenge starts at 12:00 PM (EST) Sunday, March 5, 2017 and ends 11:59 AM (EST) Sunday, April 2, 2017.


Good luck and have fun!

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