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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.
  2. 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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    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

    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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    Keith Carradine

    Also worth noting that Keith Carradine's father, John, has a supporting part in CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS.
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    Studio era stars that haven't had SUTS tributes

    Audrey Totter as well!
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    Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

    Patricia Morison, the Broadway and (sometimes) film actress who originated the role of Kate in the 1948 production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate, died on May 20, 2018 at her Los Angeles home. She was 103. She also starred opposite Yul Brynner in the Broadway cast of The King and I (stepping in after the death of Gertrude Lawrence). On film, Morison had supporting roles in The Song of Bernadette, The Fallen Sparrow (both 1943), and Dressed to Kill (1946) opposite Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes. Her best film role, at least according to Darryl F. Zanuck, is one that audiences have never gotten to see. Morison was cast as the wife of Victor Mature in the 1947 classic Kiss of Death and her performance was such a knockout that Zanuck predicted she would earn the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. But due to the content of her character's storyline, the censors demanded that all her scenes be removed from the film. The Hollywood Reporter remembers Patricia Morison here:
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    June 2018 Spotlight: Mad About Musicals

    Ben Mankiewicz and Ball State University Professor Vanessa T. Ament, a leading authority on the history of movie musicals, in studio for TCM on May 11, 2018. Mankiewicz and Ament will be co-hosting the primetime films airing as part of TCM's Mad About Musicals series, each Tuesday and Thursday in June.
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    Margot Kidder has died

    Actor Margot Kidder, the Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve's Superman in the 1978 film and its three sequels, died on May 13, 2018 at her home in Montana. She was 69.
  10. British-born Anne V. Coates, a prolific film editor who won an Oscar for cutting David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, died on May 8, 2018 at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. She was 92. Coates also received Oscar-nominations for editing Becket (1964), David Lynch's The Elephant Man (1980), Wolfgang Petersen's In the Line of Fire (1993) and Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight (1998). She received an honorary Oscar at the Academy Governor's Awards in 2016. Coates' uncle was British film producer J. Arthur Rank and her husband was film director Douglas Hickox, who directed such films as Brannigan (1975) with John Wayne and Zulu Dawn (1979) with Burt Lancaster and Peter O'Toole. Coates' other credits include John Ford's Young Cassidy (1965), Sidney Lumet's Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Richard Attenborough's Chaplin (1992), Soderbergh's Erin Brockovich (2000) and, most recently, Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). Anne V. Coates is remembered by The Hollywood Reporter here:
  11. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thirsdays in May May 1 - 3 Blondie Blondie Meets the Boss Blondie Takes a Vacation Blondie Brings Up Baby Blondie On A Budget Blondie Has Servant Trouble The Girl from Mexico Mexican Spitfire Mexican Spitfire Out West Mexican Spitfire At Sea Mexican Spitfire Sees A Ghost Mexican Spitfire's Elephant Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Four Daughters Four Wives Four Mothers Maisie Congo Maisie Gold Rush Maisie Maisie Was a Lady Ringside Maisie Maisie Gets Her Man Swing Shift Maisie Maisie Goes to Reno Up Goes Maisie Undercover Maisie Look Who's Laughing Here We Go Again The Great Gildersleeve Gildersleeve's Bad Day Gildersleeve on Broadway Gildersleeve's Ghost
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    May 2018 TCM Spotlight: Movie Series

    Article by TCM staff writer Roger Fristoe:
  13. TCM pays tribute to original host Robert Osborne on what would have been his 86th birthday, with two of his favorite films (DODSWORTH and LAURA) as well as the interview Osborne did with Alec Baldwin on Private Screenings in 2014 and the 2014 special from the TCM Classic Film Festival, celebrating Osborne's twentieth anniversary with the network. Joining Ben Mankiewicz on this special night of programming will be Osborne's good friend Diane Baker, and his cousin Susan Wright (both women appear on the aforementioned twentieth anniversary special).
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    July 2018 Spotlight: 50 States in 50 Movies

    If I remember correctly they did a geography-inspired 31 Days of Oscar festival a few years ago (2013 maybe?). It was more global, though, not necessarily confined to the States. It's a good idea nonetheless
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    Steve McQueen as SOTM July 2018

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    "Mad About Musicals" course

    Just June, according to the website. No info on who will be hosting the films on TCM, but I'd bet it'll be Michael Feinstein; he's a friend of the network and seems like the perfect host for a series like this.
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    Harvey J. Kaye

    Harvey J. Kaye, noted author and professor of democracy and justice studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will join Ben Mankiewicz as a guest programmer on May 21. The theme that night is 'The Four Freedoms', which not coincidentally is also the name of Kaye's latest book. Screening that night are three features and two shorts -- THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940, freedom from want), CASABLANCA (1942, freedom to worship God in his own way), THE CUMMINGTON STORY and THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (both 1945, freedom from fear) and DEADLINE USA (1952, freedrom of expression).
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    Michael Douglas on Live TCM slurring his words?

    The actual interviews at the festival run roughly two hours, but for broadcast on TCM they are edited down to about 65 minutes.
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    Jane Powell

    89-year-old Jane Powell, pictured above with Robert Osborne in 2011, joins Ben Mankiewicz on TCM next Tuesday (April 10). Powell handpicked four of her films her co-hosting gig. Powell, incidentally has been a friend to TCM since day one. She was there with Osborne and Ted Turner when TCM launched on April 14, 1994. TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE (1955) A DATE WITH JUDY (1948) HIT THE DECK (1955) NANCY GOES TO RIO (1950)
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    2018 The Essentials

    I could be mistaken, but I don't think Essentials will be back this year. THE CAREY TREATMENT and other titles airing in the 8:00 PM Saturday night slot just don't seem like they would fit as 'essentials', at least in the way TCM has historically defined the term.
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    No, it's just that Ben Mankiewicz does a lot of other stuff on the side, beside his hosting for TCM. He is also a regular contributor to the YouTube channel The Young Turks, hosting TYT Sports and the What the Flick!? movie review show. And unlike Robert Osborne, who was 62 when TCM launched and had no children, Ben Mankiewicz has a young family in Los Angeles. As it is, he already commutes to Atlanta to record TCM segments once every three weeks. Asking much more of him would seem unreasonable. For Robert Osborne, seems fair to say that movies were pretty much his life. With Ben Mankiewicz, talking about movies is certainly something he is passionate about, but he is first and foremost a broadcaster, whereas Osborne was always considered a film historian. Important distinction, I think. Mankiewicz, it seems, wants the freedom to do other things in addition to his TCM hosting duties.
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    May 2018 TCM Spotlight: Movie Series

    May 15 - 17 A Family Affair You're Only Young Once Judge Hardy's Children Love Finds Andy Hardy Out West with the Hardys The Hardys Ride High Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Judge Hardy and Son Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Life Begins For Andy Hardy The Courtship of Andy Hardy Andy Hardy's Double Life Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble Andy Hardy Comes Home Five Little Peppers And How They Grew Five Little Peppers At Home Out West with the Peppers Five Little Peppers In Trouble Young Dr. Kildare Calling Dr. Kildare The Secret of Dr. Kildare Dr. Kildare's Strange Case Dr. Kildare Goes Home Dr. Kildare's Crisis The People vs. Dr. Kildare Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Dr. Kildare's Victory Calling Dr. Gillespie Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
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    May 2018 TCM Spotlight: Movie Series

    May 8 - 10 Tarzan the Ape Man Tarzan and His Mate Tarzan Escapes Tarzan Finds a Son! Tarzan's Secret Treasure Tarzan's New York Adventure Tarzan Triumphs Tarzan and the Mermaids Tarzan's Magic Fountain Tarzan and the Slave Girl Tarzan's Peril Tarzan's Savage Fury Tarzan and the She-Devil Tarzan's Hidden Jungle Tarzan and the Lost Safari Jungle Jim The Lost Tribe Mark of the Gorilla Captive Girl Pygmy Island Bomba the Jungle Boy Bomba on Panther Island The Lost Volcano The Hidden City The Lion Hunters Elephant Stampede African Treasure Bomba and the Jungle Girl Safari Drums The Golden Idol Killer Leopard Lord of the Jungle
  24. 20 films, Thursday nights, May 10 – 31 May 10 The Blue Angel (1930) with Emil Jannings The Scarlett Empress (1934) with John Lodge Shanghai Express (1932) with Warner Oland Morocco (1930) with Gary Cooper Blond Venus (1932) with Cary Grant May 17 Destry Rides Again (1939) with James Stewart Angel (1937) with Melvyn Douglas The Devil Is a Woman (1935) with Lionel Atwill Desire (1936) with Gary Cooper Knight Without Armour (1937) with Robert Donat May 24 A Foreign Affair (1948) with Jean Arthur The Spoilers (1942) with John Wayne Kismet (1944) with Ronald Colman Manpower (1941) with Edward G. Robinson Martin Roumagnac (1946) with Jean Gabin May 31 Touch of Evil (1958) with Charlton Heston Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) with Spencer Tracy Witness for the Prosecution (1957) with Tyrone Power Stage Fright (1950) with Jane Wyman Rancho Notorious (1952) with Arthur Kennedy
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    News: TCM Hosts

    TCM announced today that they are expanding the channel's roster of permanent hosts, one year since the death of longtime host Robert Osborne. Joining Ben Mankiewicz, who remains the 'face' of the network, will be Dave Karger and Alicia Malone. Karger will be a familiar face to most TCM viewers, having guest hosted the channel several times in the last two years; he also inherits from Osborne the unofficial position of TCM's resident Oscar historian, having specialized in his coverage of the film industry's award season for twenty years. Alicia Malone is a longtime film enthusiast and TV presenter, from Australia originally; she has been the primary host of TCM's streaming service FilmStruck since the service launched in 2016. In other developments, TCM confirmed that Tiffany Vazquez has been removed from her role hosting on Saturday afternoons, but will remain involved with TCM, hosting events at the film festival and online presentations for TCM Backlot and TCM's social media sites.

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