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    Noir Alley

    Beginning Sunday, March 5 at 10:00AM, TCM will be debuting a new weekly film noir showcase, which will be hosted by the Czar of Noir Eddie Muller, formerly the host of TCM's 2015 Summer of Darkness and here lately the host of on-air spots for the TCM Wine Club. Noir Alley kicks off March 5 with THE MALTESE FALCON ('41). Subsequent titles in the series will include the following: DETOUR ('45, March 12) ACT OF VIOLENCE ('48, March 19) TENSION ('50, March 26) THE BLUE GARDENIA ('53, April 2) SCARLET STREET ('45, April 9) THE SET-UP ('49, April 16) BRUTE FORCE ('47, April 23) HE WALKED BY NIGHT ('48, April 30) TCM hosts Eddie Muller and Ben Mankiewicz in conversation at the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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).
  11. For the third year in a row, TCM Backlot members will select December's Star of the Month. This year, the two options to choose from are Dick Powell and Warren William, pictured below with Joan Blondell in GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933. Who would you like to see as Star of the Month in December?
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    Robert Redford & David Lowery

    Iconic actor and Oscar-winning director Robert Redford, who is retiring from acting with his new film THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN, will join the film's director David Lowery and TCM's Ben Mankiewicz on October 12 to discuss three films as part of TCM's guest programmer series. The films Redford and Lowery have selected are: Redford's vehicle THE CANDIDATE (1972), Dustin Hoffman's STRAIGHT TIME (1978) and INVISIBLE STRIPES (1939) with a cast featuring George Raft, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.
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    Robert Redford & David Lowery

    A typo on my part. That should be the 12th.
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    John Landis

    The director of NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE (1978), THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980), TRADING PLACES (1983) and COMING TO AMERICA (1988) will join TCM's Ben Mankiewicz on October 30 to introduce a night of his picks. This gives Landis the distinction of being the first repeat guest programmer in the history of this TCM franchise. Landis was previously a guest programmer alongside Robert Osborne in March 2009. This time around, Landis has picked an eclectic lineup of films and shorts:
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    John Landis

    Thanks, I will edit my original post to reflect this.
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    December 2018 Schedule is up

    Re: the bumping of CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY (Universal) and PICK-UP ON SOUTH STREET (20th Century Fox), I would agree that this is likely out of necessity so TCM could rent SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (Universal) and THE LONGEST YARD (20th Century Fox). Just speculation, but it certainly makes sense.
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    October 2018 Spotlight: Funny Ladies

    This series will be co-hosted by longtime friend of TCM Illeana Douglas and Carol Burnett, per: http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1436502|1436503/Funny-Ladies-Thursdays-in-October.html <iframe width="504" height="283" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yu-VS7C8bA0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Neil Simon (1927 - 2018)

    Per: http://www.tmz.com/2018/08/26/neil-simon-dead-dies/ Sources confirm that Neil Simon died early this morning, Sunday, August 26, 2018. He was 91, and had reportedly been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. After getting his start writing for Sid Caesar's TV show in 1950s, Simon's first Broadway hit was COME BLOW YOUR HORN, followed by a remarkable string of stage hits, which were also adapted to film. Among them: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, THE ODD COUPLE, THE SUNSHINE BOYS, BILOXI BLUES and LOST IN YONKERS.
  19. TCM's Spotlight on The Black Experience in film will be hosted by Shawn Edwards. Edwards is the film critic at FOX 4 TV in Kansas City, Missouri, and the co-founder of The African American Film Critics Association. He was in studio for TCM yesterday to record his wraparounds for September.
  20. A Summer Place (Maine) Lolita (New Hampshire) Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Vermont) Little Women (Massachusetts) King Kong (New York) On the Waterfront (New Jersey) The Philadelphia Story (Pennsylvania) Christmas in Connecticut (Connecticut) Meet the People (Delaware) Shipmates Forever (Maryland) Shenandoah (Virginia) The Night of the Hunter (West Virginia) Cape Fear (North Carolina) The Big Chill (South Carolina) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Washington, D.C.) Key Largo (Florida) Wise Blood (Georgia) The Phenix City Story (Alabama) Inherit the Wind (Tennessee) The Story of Seabiscuit (Kentucky) The Man Who Came to Dinner (Ohio) Anatomy of a Murder (Michigan) Some Came Running (Indiana) The Front Page (Illinois) Primary (Wisconsin) The Music Man (Iowa) Meet Me in St. Louis (Missouri) A Face in the Crowd (Arkansas) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Mississippi) All the King’s Men (Louisiana) Giant (Texas) Cimarron (Oklahoma) In Cold Blood (Kansas) Boys Town (Nebraska) Badlands (South Dakota) The Purchase Price (North Dakota) A River Runs Through It (Montana) Spencer’s Mountain (Wyoming) The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Colorado) Them! (New Mexico) Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Arizona) Wagon Train (Utah) Duchess of Idaho (Idaho) Ocean’s Eleven (Nevada) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Oregon) It Happened At the World’s Fair (Washington) The Silver Horde (Alaska) From Here to Eternity (Hawaii) The Graduate (California)
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    Steve McQueen as SOTM July 2018

    Spend Thursday nights in July with the King of Cool. July 5 THE BLOB (1958) THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960) NEVER SO FEW (1959) SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME (1956) July 12 THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963) SOLDIER IN THE RAIN (1963) BABY, THE RAIN MUST FALL (1965) THE HONEYMOON MACHINE (1961) July 19 BULLITT (1968) THE SAND PEBBLES (1966) THE CINCINNATI KID (1965) NEVADA SMITH (1966) July 26 THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1968) THE GETAWAY (1972) PAPILLON (1973) AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
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    nick clooney: my fav tcm host !!

    Earlier this year, former late night host and TCM guest programmer David Letterman caught up with Nick Clooney and the Iraqi refugee Clooney is sponsoring, for a segment on Letterman's new Netflix series.
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    Keith Carradine

    Also worth noting that Keith Carradine's father, John, has a supporting part in CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS.
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    Keith Carradine

    Actor and Oscar-winning songwriter Keith Carradine (NASHVILLE [1975]) co-hosts an evening of films on September 10. His picks include CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (1937), RANDOM HARVEST (1942) and PERFORMANCE (1970). Carradine previously hosted a month-long festival of westerns on TCM in July 2016, and a few years back narrated TCM's Word of Mouth segment on Greer Garson, his favourite actress and the star of RANDOM HARVEST.
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    Studio era stars that haven't had SUTS tributes

    Audrey Totter as well!

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