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  1. LP’s Notes I chose this week so I could pay homage to the 100th birthday of the singularly brilliant Burt Lancaster and also so I could do Halloween the way I like it, which is not the way TCM ever does it. I had already decided to do that when the 100 challenge was announced. Yay. Now, as usual, my week in way more detail than is necessary… *A Cinematic History of Oklahoma* I think the state of Oklahoma has one of the most fascinating histories of all the states. (Not because I’m from there—I’m a Californian). I thought it was so interesting that I scheduled a all the films I could think of that discuss the history of the state in a cinematic station. The two versions of CIMARRON show the Land Rush and the first several decades of the state from the point of view of one family. The R&H musical OKLAHOMA and the Roy Rogers film HOME IN OKLAHOMA are both about life in Indian Territory before it became a state. The government made short film THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS describes how we brought the Dust Bowl about with our rush for prosperity. GRAPES OF WRATH is the famous book that brought the Dust Bowl to everyone’s attention and describes the exodus to California. BOUND FOR GLORY is about Oklahoman Woody Guthrie who lived the Dust Bowl and LEST WE FORGET is about the death of another famous son of Oklahoma, Will Rogers. For those of you who don’t know, who aren’t from Oklahoma or didn’t see Ken Burns’ THE DUST BOWL, here’s LP’s very short version of the history Oklahoma (skip if you already know): Oklahoma was once a Wild West state like everything else east of the Mississippi. Then it became Indian Territory, intended as a big reservation for the American Indians. (In fact the name “Oklahoma” means “Red Man” in one of the Native American tongues, possibly Cherokee, but don’t quote me, I’m from California.) Then the settlers decided they wanted it back, so we had the great Land Rush of 1888 (I think that’s the year—mighta been 1889). Then it became a state in 1907. Then of course after major prosperity of the farmers, we had the great Dust Bowl of the 1930s, which we didn’t recover from for a good long decade of horribleness. Now it’s prosperous farm country once more. But, like I said, quite a unique history and worth examining. *If the Shoe Fits* I like to tie in Silent Sunday Nights and TCM Imports with the other films on Sunday night, just for kicks. So tonight we have a series of films about shoes, shoe makers, and shoe sellers. We have two silents, one of which is a German film Schuhpalast Pinkus starring its famous director Ernst Lubitsch who wishes he could own his own shoe store. This, I reasoned, could count as both a silent and an import. I confess this was all a plot to schedule one of my favorite foreign films of all time, CHILDREN OF HEAVEN, which is the story of two kids who are so poor they have to share a pair of shoes. It’s from either Iran or Iraq and it’s fantastic. *OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: REVISITING AN OLD THEME* *Carol Burnett’s Classic Parodies: Volume II* (Parodies of classic films from The Carol Burnett Show and the films they parodied) I took the challenge to revisit a schedule I’ve already done. I didn’t use it to show premieres, but I did it to show more Carol Burnett parodies. I did this back in February 2011, and since there are so many great classic film spoofs on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW, I decided to use the challenge to show more of these films and the Carol Burnett parodies. I have to say my favorite of this batch is BEACH BLANKET BOO BOO, with Tim Conway as a biker surfing on his motorcycle. ORIGINAL LINEUP (from Feb 2011): *Rebecca* (1940) & *Rebecky* (1972) *Babes in Arms* (1939) & *Babes in Barns* (1977) *Mildred Pierce* (1945) & *Mildred Fierce* (1977) *The Heiress* (1949) & *The Lady Heir* (1974) *Sunset Boulevard* (1950) & *Nora Desmond is Dead* (1973), *Nora Desmond and the Bedbug* (1972) & *Nora Desmond’s Celebrity Roast* (1974) *Gone with the Wind* (1939) & *Went with the Wind* (1976) THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP: *The Little Foxes* (1941) & *The Little Foxies* (1975) *Top Hat* (1935) & *High Hat* (1978) (with Ken Barry as Fred Astaire & Roddy McDowell as Edward Everett Horton) *Random Harvest* (1942) & *Rancid Harvest* (1973) *A Stolen Life* (1946) & *A Swiped Life* (1976) *Beach Blanket Bingo* (1965) & *Beach Blanket Boo Boo* (1978) (with Steve Martin as Frankie Avalon & Betty White as a biker chick) *Double Indemnity* (1944) & *Double Calamity* (1973) (with Steve Lawrence as Fred MacMurray) *Jaws* (1975) & *Jowls* (1975) I encourage everyone to go online and find which videos they can and watch them. They are a real treat for classic movie fans. *OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Movie Character Guest Programmer* *GUEST PROGRAMMER: The Weenie King (from Preston Sturges’ Palm Beach Story)* Okay, I thought for this challenge that it would be really funny if our Guest Programmer was The Weenie King. If you haven’t seen the brilliant PALM BEACH STORY, then you lead an empty life, and you don’t know that the Weenie King is this funny yet deaf old man. I imagine his interview with Robert Osbourne going like this: RO: “What is the first movie you’ve chosen for us?” WEENIE KING: “WHAT?!” RO: “What do you have for us?” WEENIE KING: “WHAT?!” RO: “Did you say ‘What’?” WEENIE KING: “WHAT?!?” RO: “’What’ as in WHAT’S UP DOC?” WEENIE KING: “WHAT?!?” RO: “Well, that is an excellent choice. Ladies and gentlemen, from 1972, Peter Bodgonavich’s WHAT’S UP DOC?” WEENIE KING: “WHAT?!” And each following interview would be exactly like that, each time with RO thinking he means another movie whose title begins with “What”. It makes me laugh just to think about it. *When Divorces Don't Work Out* Starting with the Weenie King’s movie, THE PALM BEACH STORY, we have what I call the ultimate happy ending movies: movies about divorced people who get back together. Whether divorce is good or bad, it always gives you hope when divorces don’t work out. It makes you feel like good things can come out of bad. *I Feel Like I Know You* Starting with THE WOMEN, which counts for this theme as well as the last one, here is a whole list of movies in which there is a character (or more) who we never meet that still dominates the whole film. These characters are so interesting and distinct that we walk away from the film feeling like we know the absent Rebecca or Katie Elder as well as we know the characters we actually saw on screen. To me, that takes great writing, which is something I value greatly. *Short Life Stories* Here we have movies that are based on people’s life stories, but life stories that were written in short story or episode form. For example I REMEMBER MAMA was published in pieces, but LIFE WITH FATHER and MEET ME IN ST LOUIS are novels, but the novels are a series of short stories and episodes. *SOTM: Laurel & Hardy* I always make it my goal to choose a deserving SOTM who has never been SOTM before. I was shocked to discover that the greatest comedy duo of all time has never been SOTM. I found two films that had never been shown on TCM (according to the website, which may be wrong, of course) and decided to do a whole night of 1930s films. Another night in the month could be silents, and another could be shorts. They have enough material to fill more than a month’s worth of programming, and all of it hilarious. *Jobs that Don’t Exist Anymore* I think history is fascinating, but not so much the political big picture as much as the everyday life. I think that’s partly why I love classic movies—it’s a time capsule of a certain era that often lets you see how people used to live and work and eat and get to work and such. In this series I examine jobs that used to be normal and also essential, but that don’t exist anymore (now, some of them might in a “revival” sense, such as blacksmiths, but we’re talking in the everyday life sense). For example, boarding houses used to be all over the place, but they just don’t exist anymore. And people used to send telegrams left and right, or call the switch-board operator, or use an answering service—all jobs that have been completely phased out. Some only existed because of specific historical needs, such as bootlegging and air raid wardens, but in any case, in this time when jobs are scarce everywhere, it’s interesting to job hunt in the past. *A Family Friendly Halloween* Okay, TCM, I love horror movies as much as the next person. In fact, it’s just not Halloween unless I’ve seen POLTERGEIST. But to me Halloween is a child’s holiday, no matter how old those children are, and I like to watch fun Halloween movies. In LP’s house this is the exact Halloween line-up. In fact, with Disney’s ICHABOD & MR. TOAD and of course IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN, these are the essential Halloween movies. No Halloween is complete without ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and all the others listed here. Let’s have a fun Halloween, rather than a horrifying one. I hope TCM will take my advice next year and maybe I’ll actually tune in on Halloween for once. *Written by George Axelrod* I always like to spotlight a behind the scenes person, since actors and directors get all the attention. So here’s a great playwright and screenwriter. It’s amazing this guy can write such funny light comedies like GOODBYE CHARLIE, then turn around and write something as deep and brilliant as THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. In any case, enjoy these, his best works, and imagine how bad they would be without good writing. *Charters & Caldicott* The first time I saw the jolly good WWII film NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH, I remember being shocked when Charters and Caldicott showed up. I thought, “Wait, it’s the two guys from THE LADY VANISHES!” These two hilarious and memorable characters, two of the most British characters ever, showed up in a total of 4 films (that I could find) and even got their own series. So here they are for your viewing pleasure. *TCM UNDERGROUND* Anyone who is such a fan of MST3K as I has no trouble picking TCM Underground movies—there are so many to choose from. I chose MOLE PEOPLE because it’s a classic B-movie, made by a real actual studio with real actual name actors in it. And it’s obvious it took a lot of work to make that bad movie. So it deserves to be shown. *100 CHALLENGE: Celebrating Burt Lancaster’s 100th Birthday* As I said, this is my way of fulfilling the 100 Challenge. Burt is so great, he needs to be highlighted. This is a wide array of genres and roles including his first film THE KILLERS and his Oscar-winning role ELMER GANTRY. TRAPEZE is a good one because he began his career as an acrobat, so we get to see him in action. The last one overlaps into the next (and last) group of films. *The Aftermath of WWII* WWII was such a monumental event. It changed everything forever. Everything that followed WWII was a direct result of it. This could be a whole month’s worth of films, but on this night I chose the four movies that best summarize the after-effects of WWII. This week’s essential JUDGMENT AT NUHREMBERG (also a Burt Lancaster film) is about how the war immediately affected Europe, but mostly Germany of course. GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES looks at Japan just after the bomb was dropped on it, and is one of the greatest tear-jerkers of all time. BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES looks at America just after the war, with three guys trying to get back to “normal” even though they will never be the same again. FAILSAFE represents the paranoia of the cold war that followed and affected everyone. All four of these are essential movies, but I chose NUHREMBERG because I only saw it for the first time myself a couple months ago and I couldn’t believe I’d missed out on it all this time. This movie turns your brain upside-down in the most brilliant way. And of course, it has a great cast, director and writing, three requirements for a great film. And that’s all the news from Lake Wobegone. Thanks for reading! --LP
  2. *Lonesome Polecat’s Schedule* *Week of October 27 – November 2, 2013* SOTM: *Laurel & Hardy* TCM IMPORTS: *Children of Heaven* (1997) SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: *Boots* (1919) & *Schuhpalast Pinkus (Shoe Palace Pinkus)* (1916) TCM UNDERGROUND: *The Mole People* (1956) THE ESSENTIALS: *Judgment at Nuremberg* (1961) 100 CHALLENGE: 100th Birthday of Burt Lancaster SCHEDULE RE-DO CHALLENGE: Carol Burnett Parodies part 2 MOVIE CHARACTER GUEST PROGRAMMER: The Weenie King from *The Palm Beach Story* PREMIERES 1. *Babes in Toyland* (1934) 2. *Blackbeard’s Ghost* (1968) 3. *Crook's Tour* (1941) 4. *Goodbye, Charlie* (1964) 5. *The Happiest Millionaire* (1967) 6. *A New Leaf* (1971) 7. *Our Relations* (1936) 8. *What a Way to Go!* (1964) EXEMPT PREMIERES: 1. *What’s so Bad About Feeling Good?* (1968) 2. *What’s Up, Doc?* (1972) STATS: 1910s – 2 1920s – 1 1930s – 11 1940s – 30 1950s – 14 1960s – 21 1970s – 6 1980s – 1 1990s – 1 ----- SUNDAY OCTOBER 27, 2013 ----- *A Cinematic History of Oklahoma* 6:00am *Cimarron* (1931) Richard Dix & Irene Dunne, dir Wesley Ruggles RKO 123min (p/s) 8:15am *Cimarron* (1960) Glenn Ford & Maria Schell, dir Anthony Mann MGM 147min (p/s) 10:45am *Home in Oklahoma* (1946) Roy Rogers & Gaby Hayes, dir William Witney, Republic 72min (p/s) 12:00pm *Oklahoma* (1955) Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones, dir Fred Zinnemann Fox 145min (p/s) 2:30pm SHORT: *The Plow That Broke the Plains* (1936) Thomas Chalmers & Bam White, dir Pare Lorentz, Resettlement Administration 25min 3:00pm *Bound for Glory* (1976) David Carradine & Ronny Cox, dir Hal Ashby MGM 147min (p/s) 5:30pm *Grapes of Wrath* (1940) Henry Fonda & Jane Darwell, dir John Ford FOX 129min (p/s) 7:45pm SHORT *Lest We Forget* (1937) Gary Cooper & Robert Taylor, dir Henry Hathaway & Richard Thorpe MGM 10min *If the Shoe Fits* 8:00pm *Hans Christian Andersen* (1952) Danny Kaye & Farley Granger, dir Charles Vidor 112min GOLDWYN/RKO (p/s) 10:00pm *The Devil and Miss Jones* (1941) Jean Arthur & Charles Coburn, dir Sam Wood RKO 92min 11:45pm *SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: Boots* (1919) Dorothy Gish & Richard Barthelmass, dir Elmer Clifton Paramount 50min EXEMPT 12:45am *SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: Schuhpalast Pinkus (Shoe Palace Pinkus)* (1916) Ernst Lubitsch & Else Kentner, dir Ernst Lubitsch PAGU 60min EXEMPT 1:45am *TCM IMPORTS: Children of Heaven* (1997) Mohammed Amir Naji & Amir Farrokh Hashemian, dir Majid Majidi 89min EXEMPT ----- MONDAY OCTOBER 28, 2013 ----- *OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: REVISITING AN OLD THEME* *Carol Burnett’s Classic Parodies: Volume II* (Parodies of classic films from The Carol Burnett Show and the films they parodied) 3:15am *The Little Foxes* (1941) Bette Davis & Herbert Marshall, dir William Wyler, Goldwyn 116min (p/s) 5:15am SHORT: Carol Burnett Show parody, *The Little Foxies* (1975) Carol Burnett & Tim Conway, dir Dave Powers 13min 5:30am *Top Hat* (1935) Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, dir Mark Sandrich RKO 101min (p/s) 7:15am SHORT: Carol Burnett Show parody, *High Hat* (1978) Carol Burnett & Ken Berry, dir Dave Powers 23min 7:45am *Random Harvest* (1942) Ronald Colman & Greer Garson, dir Mervyn LeRoy MGM 126min 10:00am SHORT: Carol Burnett Show parody, *Rancid Harvest* (1973) Carol Burnett & Harvey Korman, dir David Powers 20min 10:30am *A Stolen Life* (1946) Bette Davis & Glenn Ford, dir Curtis Bernhardt WB 109min 12:30pm SHORT: Carol Burnett Show parody, *A Swiped Life* (1976) Carol Burnett & Harvey Korman, dir David Powers 20min 1:00pm *Beach Blanket Bingo* (1965) Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello, dir William Asher, Alla Vista 98min (p/s) 2:45pm SHORT: Carol Burnett Show parody, *Beach Blanket Boo Boo* (1978) Carol Burnett & Steve Martin, dir Dave Powers 14min 3:00pm *Double Indemnity* (1944) Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck, dir Billy Wilder Paramount 107min (p/s) 5:00pm SHORT: Carol Burnett Show parody, *Double Calamity* (1973) Steve Lawrence & Carol Burnett, dir Dave Powers 22min 5:30pm *Jaws* (1975) Robert Shaw & Roy Schneider, dir Steven Spielberg, Universal 124min (p/s) 7:45pm SHORT: Carol Burnett Show parody, *Jowls* (1975) Harvey Korman & Tim Conway, dir David Powers 11min *OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Movie Character Guest Programmer* *GUEST PROGRAMMER: The Weenie King (from Preston Sturges’ Palm Beach Story)* 8:00pm *What’s Up, Doc?* (1972) Barbra Streisand & Ryan O’Neal, dir Peter Bogdonovich, WB 94min FREE PREMIERE (EXEMPT) 9:45pm SHORT: *What’s Opera, Doc?* (1957) Mel Blanc, dir Chuck Jones WB 7min (p/s) 10:00pm *What’s so Bad About Feeling Good?* (1968) Mary Tyler Moore & George Peppard, dir George Seaton UNIVERSAL 94min FREE PREMIERE (EXEMPT) 11:45pm SHORT: *What’s Up, Doc?* (1950) Mel Blanc, dir Robert McKimson WB 7min (p/s) 12:00am *What a Way to Go* (1964) Shirley MacLaine & Dick Van Dyke, dir J Lee Thompson FOX 111min PREMIERE 2:00am *What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?* (1962) Bette Davis & Joan Crawford, dir Robert Aldrich 134min (p/s) 4:15am *What Next, Corporal Hargrove?* (1945) Robert Walker & Keenan Wynn, dir Richard Thorpe 95min (p/s) ----- TUESDAY OCTOBER 29, 2013 ----- *When Divorces Don't Work Out* 6:30am *The Palm Beach Story* (1942) Claudette Colbert & Joel McCrea, dir Preston Sturges Paramount 88min (p/s) 8:00am *The Parent Trap* (1961) Hayley Mills & Maureen O'Hara, dir David Swift Disney 129min (p/s) 10:15am *His Girl Friday* (1940) Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell, dir Howard Hawks Columbia 92min (p/s) 12:00pm *PHFFFT!* (1954) Judy Holliday & Jack Lemmon, dir Mark Robson Columbia 88min (p/s) 1:30pm *The Philadelphia Story* (1940) Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant, dir George Cukor MGM 112min (p/s) 3:30pm *McLintock* (1963) John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara, dir Andrew V McLaglen UA 127min (p/s) 5:45pm *The Women* (1939) Norma Shearer & Joan Crawford, dir George Cukor MGM 133min (p/s) *I Feel Like I Know You* 8:00pm *Rebecca* (1940) Laurence Olivier & Joan Fontaine, dir Alfred Hitchcock Selznick 131min (p/s) 10:15pm *A New Leaf* (1971) Walter Matthau & Elaine May, dir Elaine May, Paramount 102 min PREMIERE 12:00am *A Letter to Three Wives* (1948) Linda Darnell & Ann Southern, dir Joseph L Mankiewicz 104min (p/s) 1:45pm *The Sons of Katie Elder* (1965) John Wayne & Dean Martin, dir Henry Hathaway 122min (p/s) 4:00am *Heaven Can Wait* (1978) Warren Beatty & Julie Christie, dir Warren Beatty & Buck Henry 102min Paramount (p/s) ----- WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2013 ----- *Short Life Stories* 5:45am *The Adventures of Mark Twain* (1944) Fredric March & Alexis Smith, dir Irving Rapper WB 130min (p/s) 8:00am *I Remember Mama* (1948) Irene Dunne & Barbara Bel Geddes, dir George Stevens RKO 134min (p/s) 10:15am *Life with Father* (1947) William Powell & Irene Dunne, dir Michael Curtiz WB 118min (p/s) 12:15pm *My Sister Eileen* (1942) Rosalind Russell & Janet Blair, dir Alexander Hall Columbia 96min (p/s) 2:00pm *The Happiest Millionaire* (1967) Fred MacMurray & Tommy Steele, dir Norman Tokar, Disney 141min PREMIERE 4:30pm *Meet Me In St Louis* (1944) Judy Garland & Margaret O'Brien, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 113min (p/s) 6:30pm *Cheaper by the Dozen* (1950) Clifton Webb & Myrna Loy, dir Walter Lang Fox 86min (p/s) *SOTM: Laurel & Hardy* 8:00pm *Babes in Toyland* (1934) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir Gus Meins & Charley Rogers, Hal Roach 77min PREMIERE 9:30pm *Our Relations* (1936) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir Harry Lachman, Hal Roach 73min PREMIERE 11:00pm *Bonnie Scotland* (1935) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir James W Horne, Hal Roach 80min (p/s) 12:30am *Sons of the Desert* (1933) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir William A Seiter, Hal Roach 68min (p/s) 1:45am *Pack Up Your Troubles* (1932) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir George Marshall & Ray McCarey, Hal Roach 68min (p/s) ----- THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 2013 ----- *Jobs that Don’t Exist Anymore* Silent Filmmakers & Bath House Rentals 3:00am *The Cameraman* (1928) Buster Keaton & Marceline Day, dir Edward Sedgwick MGM 69min (p/s) Bootleggers & Speakeasy Employees 4:15am *Scarface* (1932) Paul Muni & Ann Dvorak, dir Howard Hawks & Richard Rosson UA 93min (p/s) Milliners & Hay and Feed Merchants 6:00am *The Matchmaker* (1958) Paul Ford & Shirley Booth, dir Joseph Anthony, Paramount 103min (p/s) Vaudevillians, Telegraphers, & Boarding House Operators 7:45am *Yankee Doodle Dandy* (1942) James Cagney & Walter Huston, dir Michael Curtiz WB 126min (p/s) Answering Services & Delivery Boys 10:00am *Bells are Ringing* (1960) Dean Martin & Judy Holliday, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 127min (p/s) Harvey Girls, Saloon Girls, Blacksmiths, Cowboys, & Other Old West Types 12:15pm *The Harvey Girls* (1946) Judy Garland & Ray Bolger, dir George Sidney MGM 102min Elevator Operators & Switch-Board Operators 2:00pm *The Apartment* (1960) Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine, dir Billy Wilder, UA 126min (p/s) The Automat 4:15pm *Easy Living* (1937) Jean Arthur & Edward Arnold, dir MItchell Leisin, Paramount 88min (p/s) Air Raid Wardens 5:45pm *You, John Jones* (1943) James Cagney & Ann Southern, dir Mervyn LeRoy MGM 11min Traveling Salesmen 6:00pm *Rear Window* (1954) James Stewart & Grace Kelly, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount 114min (p/s) *A Family Friendly Halloween* 8:00pm *Blackbeard’s Ghost* (1968) Dean Jones & Peter Ustinov, dir Robert Stevenson DISNEY 106min *PREMIERE* 10:00pm *Arsenic and Old Lace* (1944) Cary Grant & Raymond Massey, dir Frank Capra, Columbia 119min (p/s) 12:00am *The Trouble with Harry* (1955) Shirley MacLaine & Mildred Natwick, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount 100min (p/s) 1:45am *The Ghost & Mr. Chicken* (1966) Don Knotts & Joan Staley, dir Alan Rafkin, UNIVERSAL 90min (p/s) 3:30am *Murder by Death* (1979) Maggie Smith & Alec Guinness, dir Robert Moore, Columbia 95min (p/s) 5:15am *I Married a Witch* (1942) Fredric March & Veronica Lake, dir Rene Clare, Paramount 77min (p/s) 6:45am *Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein* (1948) Bud Abbot & Lou Costello, dir Charles T Barton, Universal 83min (p/s) ----- FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2013 ----- *Written by George Axelrod* 8:15am *How to Murder Your Wife* (1965) Jack Lemmon & Virna Lisi, dir Richard Quine UA 119min (p/s) 10:15am *The Manchurian Candidate* (1962) Frank Sinatra & Angela Lansbury, dir John Frankenheimer UA 127min (p/s) 12:30pm *Breakfast at Tiffany’s* (1961) Audrey Hepburn & George Pappard, dir Blake Edwards Paramount 114min (p/s) 2:30pm *Seven Year Itch* (1955) Tom Ewell & Marilyn Monroe, dir Billy Wilder Fox 105min (p/s) 4:15pm *Bus Stop* (1956) Marilyn Monroe & Don Murray, dir Joshua Logan Fox 96min (p/s) 6:00pm *Goodbye, Charlie* (1964) Tony Curtis & Debbie Reynolds, dir Vincente Minnelli FOX 117min PREMIERE *Charters & Caldicott* 8:00pm *The Lady Vanishes* (1938) Margaret Lockwood & Michael Redgrave, dir Alfred Hitchcock 99min Gaumont/Public Domain (p/s) 9:45pm *Night Train to Munich* (1940) Margaret Lockwood & Rex Harrison, dir Carol Reed 90 min Fox/MGM (p/s) 11:30pm *Crook's Tour* (1941) Basil Radford & Nauton Wayne, dir John Baxter, British National FIlms 80min PREMIERE 1:00am *Millions Like Us* (1943) Patricia Roc & Gordon Jackson, dir Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder, Gainsborough Pictures/GFD 103min (p/s) *TCM UNDERGROUND* 2:45am *The Mole People* (1956) John Agar & Hugh Beaumont, dir. Virgil Vogel UNIVERSAL 75min EXEMPT ----- SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2013 ----- *100 CHALLENGE: Celebrating Burt Lancaster’s 100th Birthday* 4:00am *The Killers* (1946) Burt Lancaster & Ava Gardner, dir Robert Siodmak Universal 103min (p/s) 5:45am *Sorry Wrong Number* (1948) Barbara Stanwyck & Burt Lancaster, dir Anatole Litvak Paramount 89min (p/s) 7:15am *Elmer Gantry* (1960) Burt Lancaster & Jean Simmons, dir Richard Brooks UA 146min (p/s) 9:45am *Trapeze* (1956) Burt Lancaster & Tony Curtis, dir Carol Reed UA 105min (p/s) 11:30am *Jim Thorpe - All American* (1951) Burt Lancaster & Phyllis Thaxter, dir Michael Curtiz WB 106min (p/s) 1:30pm *The Rainmaker* (1956) Burt Lancaster & Katharine Hepburn, dir Joseph Anthony, Paramount 122min (p/s) 3:45pm *The Train* (1965) Burt Lancaster & Paul Scofield, dir John Frankenheimer UA 134min (p/s) 6:00pm *From Here To Eternity* (1953) Montgomery Clift & Burt Lancaster, dir Fred Zinneman, Columbia, 118 min (p/s) *The Aftermath of WWII* 8:00pm *THE ESSENTIALS: Judgment at Nuremberg* (1961) Burt Lancaster & Spencer Tracy, dir Stanley Kramer UA 180min (p/s) 11:15pm *Grave of the Fireflies* (1988) Tsutomu Tatsumi & Ayano Shiraishi, dir Isao Takahata GHIBLI/ADV 89min (p/s) 12:45am *The Best Years of Our Lives* (1946) Fredric March & Myrna Loy, dir William Wyler, Goldwyn 171min (p/s) 3:45am *Fail-Safe* (1964) Henry Fonda & Walter Matthau, dir Sidney Lumet, Columbia 112min (p/s)
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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Reed, Donna
  4. Let me be trouble again-- do TCM Imports count toward the 8 premieres? Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't, just gotta know which way it is this time.
  5. Just FYI, my 100 tribute thing will be an all day rather than an evening, but it will be a whole block of well over 4 films, so I figure it's all in the family.
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    A to Z of Characters

    Gatsby, Jay - Robert Redford in THE GREAT GATSBY
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    Do You Know This Song?

    Well someone else would have to guess which song in the movie because that's the only song I remember.
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    TV movie series. . . .why not?

    I think TCM is about the only channel that would have the courage to show "ROOTS" uncut, what with the nudity, frequent use of the "N" word, and disturbing images/moments. It would be so awesome to show the whole thing on TCM sometime, eh?
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    Do You Know This Song?

    Is this LORD BYRON OF BROADWAY? Perhaps "The Doll Dance"?
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    The Train
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    [i]So I Was Watching This Movie The Other Day...[/i]

    Okay, I saw this in a movie, and it wasn't the first time, so I hope someone can tell me... I've seen it a few times where two people are walking together, sometimes holding hands, then something separates them, and one or both of them says, "bread and butter". Anyone of my TCM geniuses know what the heck this expression means? or where it comes from? It's been puzzling me for years!
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    Funny Carol Burnett does Bette Davis

    Love Carol's classic movie parodies. Went With the Wind is the greatest, but some of my other favorite sketches are Babes in Barns, Mildred Fierce, Double Calamity, and Beach Blanket Boo Boo. So brilliant.
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    TCM Programming Challenge #23 is coming!

    Oh good. February 1st is much better. Thanks.
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    A to Z of Characters

    Zorba - Anthony Quinn in ZORBA THE GREEK
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    TCM Programming Challenge #23 is coming!

    March 1 is way too far away. I'm starting now. Would it be "cheating" if you told us what the date restrictions are (when the schedule can take place)?
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    TCM Programming Challenge #23 is coming!

    Pretty excited about this since TCM has, quite recently in fact, shown many of my premieres. (Last one that comes to mind is Mr Hobbes Takes a Vacation) Best way I know to request a movie!
  17. LonesomePolecat

    Your fave WWII movie made during WWII?

    I love A Canterbury Tale as well, particularly seeing Canterbury after the bombings. Scary to see how close the bombs were to that stunning cathedral, one of my favorite places on earth.
  18. LonesomePolecat

    Your fave WWII movie made during WWII?

    There are lots of great ones, but I love FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO so much, partly because it's relatively obscure, you know, to "regular people", not us Another fun relatively obscure one is NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH The interesting thing about WWII movies made during WWII is the way they discuss and portray concentration camps. You can tell people didn't understand them because they all seem well fed and say things like "I'll rot in a concentration camp for 20 years" -- no, Bogie, you'll be dead way before that!
  19. LonesomePolecat

    The Seven Degrees of Paul Newman

    Will Arnett was in RATATOUILLE with John Ratzenburger John Ratzenburger was in CARS with Paul Newman next: Thelma Todd
  20. LonesomePolecat

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Heaven Can Wait
  21. LonesomePolecat

    A to Z of Characters

    Olga - Valerie Allen in BELLS ARE RINGING
  22. LonesomePolecat

    Classic Character Actors

    > {quote:title=TopBilled wrote:}{quote} > *Angela Lansbury* > > In THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE: > > I keep telling you not to think! You're very, very good at a great many things, but thinking, hon', just simply isn't one of them. My favorite actress of all time. Played a wide range of characters from Mrs Potts to Mrs Lovett to the princess in Court Jester who somehow doesn't bust up laughing at Danny Kaye.
  23. LonesomePolecat

    Upcomming Disney Films On ABC Family

    I've noticed BYUTV showing lots of the old Disney live action movies like Darby O'Gill, Those Callaways, The Ugly Dachsund, Blackbeard's Ghost and many others I've never even heard of but was happy to see.
  24. LonesomePolecat

    *A to Z of Movies*

  25. LonesomePolecat

    OSCAR Nominations Thread............

    > {quote:title=Hibi wrote:}{quote}It seemed like the Globes were thumbing their noses at the Oscars this year with the Argo win. Does anyone know when exactly they vote? Were their votes already "in" before the Oscar nominations were announced? (There are only 80 or so members so, not like it would take long to count!) I thought that was interesting too-- it seemed obvious that Lincoln would win, it being the film with the most noms, but now with Argo winning Best Pic last night, I'm not so sure...

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