Barton_Keyes

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    Summer Under the Stars 2019

    Once again, TCM's programmers are letting TCM Backlot members select two honorees this year, from four options. Backlot members have to select between Robert Ryan and Joel McCrea for the male stars, and Ruth Roman and Ruth Hussey for the female stars.
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    July Schedule is Up! SOTM Glenn Ford

    It is airing twice within 24 hours. On July 30 as part of TCM's Science Fiction Spotlight (I expect sci-fi is the subject of this year's online course in partnership with Ball State); then on July 31 as part of TCM's 'Salute to Fox'. I am guessing that, similar to when TCM aired THE GODFATHER and THE GODFATHER PART II one time only back in 2006, TCM's programmers are taking advantage of a limited window in which to license the film before another company obtains the long-term broadcast rights to the film.
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    Glenn Ford as SOTM July 2019

    Mondays in July Titles to come
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    June 2019 Spotlight: WWII Combat

    Here is Ben on set this morning with another guest co-host who will be appearing in May and June, historian Gregory S. Cooke, who created the documentary INVISBLE WARRIORS: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II.
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    June 2019 Spotlight: WWII Combat

    Here is Ben with his guest co-host in June, Rob Citino, a military historian and the executive director of the WWII Museum's Institute of War & Democracy.
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    June 2019 Spotlight: WWII Combat

    I can report that Ben Mankiewicz has been on location for TCM for the last two days, filming wraparounds for the May Spotlight on WWII Homefront and June Spotlight on WWII Combat, at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. These series of programming are in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the start of the war, and the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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    Where’s Ben?

    I know that Ben has recently been shooting wraparounds for TCM's 25th anniversary in April. They'll be doing another series with 25 TCM fan programmers, similar to what they did for the 20th anniversary in 2014. But that 25-film series takes up every night on the schedule from April 15 - 27, so we'll be seeing a lot of Ben during that time. Makes sense that TCM would reduce his hosting duties before and after that.
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    June Schedule is Up! Jane Powell SOTM

    Saturday nights in May and June are all showing TBA in the 8:00 EST timeslot. TCM is using Saturday nights in April for a series they're calling 'The Best of The Essentials' for their 25th anniversary (presumably making use of old wraparounds featuring Robert Osborne and his various co-hosts). My guess is that TCM will use that series to relaunch The Essentials in May in some form or another with a new host. Just a hunch.
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    May 2019 Schedule is up

    Re: Mr. Arkadin (Corinth Version) This 99-minute cut of the film, so named because Corinth Films was the American distributor, was believed to be the closest version to Welles' original version of the film until the 106-minute re-edit for the Criterion Collection in 2006. Peter Bogdanovich discovered the existence of this film in 1961 and secured its American release in 1962, seven years after several alternative cuts of the film had been released in Europe.
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    Paul Newman as SOTM May 2019

    SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME May 1 SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME ('56) THE RACK ('56) UNTIL THEY SAIL ('57) THE HELEN MORGAN STORY ('57) THE SILVER CHALICE ('54) CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF ('58) May 8 THE YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS ('59) THE LONG HOT SUMMER ('58) CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF ('58) SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH ('62) HUD May 15 HUD ('63) BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID ('69) THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN ('72) THE OUTRAGE ('64) THE LEFT-HANDED GUN ('58) COOL HAND LUKE May 22 COOL HAND LUKE ('67) HARPER ('66) PARIS BLUES ('61) THE PRIZE ('63) LADY L ('65) THE VERDICT May 29 THE STING ('73) THE VERDICT ('82) THE MACKINTOSH MAN ('73) SLAP SHOT ('77) THE DROWNING POOL ('75)
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    Albert Finney (1935-2019)

    TOM JONES airs this morning at 10 AM (Eastern) on TCM.
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    TCM Canada February 2019

    I was prompted to do this after a recent thread complaining, justifiably, about certain titles for which TCM is unable (or unwilling) to negotiate the Canadian licensing rights. It has gotten a lot better over the years, though. When TCM was first available in Canada (in January 2006), between 40% and 60% of the films on each month's schedule were not aired in Canada. These days, the rate of substitutions is almost always between 10% and 20%, and sometimes lower than that.
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    TCM Canada February 2019

    The following is a list of all scheduled substitutions on TCM Canada in February. On February 2 at 8:15 AM, Julie (1956) replaces The Third Man (1949). On February 3 at 8:00 PM, Dragon Seed (1944) replaces The Lion in Winter (1968). On February 6 at 12:00 PM, Kismet (1944) replaces Brigadoon (1954). On February 6 at 4:15 AM, The Pirate (1948) replaces Gigi (1958). On February 7 at 6:15 AM, Always in My Heart (1942) replaces Weary River (1929). On February 7 at 5:30 PM, King Rat (1965) replaces Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). On February 8 at 2:30 PM, Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) replaces My Favorite Wife (1940). On February 9 at 3:30 PM, Calamity Jane (1953) replaces The Madness of King George (1994). On February 10 at 9:45 PM, The Chocolate Soldier (1941) replaces The Thin Man (1934). On February 12 at 2:00 PM, This Land is Mine (1943) replaces To Be or Not to Be (1942). On February 14 at 7:45 AM, Romeo and Juliet (1936) replaces Random Harvest (1943). On February 16 at 8:15 AM, Min and Bill (1930) replaces Way Out West (1937). On February 19 at 2:15 AM, Agatha (1979) replaces Three Colors: Red (1994). On February 22 at 7:30 AM, A Day at the Races (1937) replaces Mighty Joe Young (1949). On February 22 at 3:15 PM, The Sundowners (1960) replaces National Velvet (1944). On February 23 at 5:30 AM, Flying Down to Rio (1933) replaces 42nd Street (1933). On February 24 at 4:00 AM, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) replaces Holiday (1938). On February 25 at 9:45 PM, G Men (1935) replaces Little Caesar (1931). On February 27 at 2:00 PM, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) replaces The Asphalt Jungle (1950).
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    Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

    Writer, actor and comedian Bob Einstein died on January 2, 2019. He was 76. Einstein got his start as a writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the 1960s, and went on to create and star in the 1980s Showtime comedy series Super Dave. The character of naively optimistic stuntman Super Dave Osborne, whose stunts invariably went wrong with spectacular results, was a staple of 1980s television who made many appearances The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman. Since 2004, Einstein has had a recurring role on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, the tenth season of which is currently in production. Einstein was the older brother of Oscar-nominated actor Albert Brooks (BROADCAST NEWS).
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    Fredric March Madness 2019

    Tuesday, March 5 The Wild Party ('29) Design for Living ('33) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ('32) Smilin' Through ('32) The Barretts of Wimpole Street ('34) The Dark Angel ('35) Wednesday, March 6 There Goes My Heart ('38) Tuesday, March 12 A Star is Born ('37) Nothing Sacred ('37) Les Miserables ('35) Anna Karenina ('35) Mary of Scotland ('36) Anthony Adverse ('36) Wednesday, March 13 The Adventures of Mark Twain ('44) Christopher Columbus ('49) It's a Big Country ('52) Tuesday, March 19 The Best Years of Our Lives ('46) Another Part of the Forest ('48) One Foot in Heaven ('41) An Act of Murder ('48) Bedtime Story ('41) Wednesday, March 20 Tomorrow the World! ('44) Susan and God ('40) Tuesday, March 26 Inherit the Wind ('60) Middle of the Night ('59) Executive Suite ('54) Seven Days in May ('64) The Young Doctors ('61) Wednesday March 27 Tick...Tick...Tick ('70)

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