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  1. Welcome to the TCM Programming Challenge #38 voting thread. We had six outstanding submissions this time around! So, please look over the following schedules and pick your favorite. Then you can either post your vote in this thread, or send me a PM with your choice. Voting opens now, and will conclude at midnight on Friday, March 9th. The winner will be given the honor of hosting Challenge #39. Good luck to all the participants!
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    VOTING THREAD FOR TCM CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    Congratulations Speedy! A very well deserved win! I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the next challenge. Before or after the holidays works fine for me. I also just wanted to extend a big thank you to all the other participants, voters, commenters, and especially LonesomePolecat for stepping up and hosting a great challenge!
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    TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    Stevo's Notes TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39 Week of February 10-16, 2019 SOTM: Donald O'Connor THE ESSENTIALS: Great Expectations (1946) SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: The Water Magician (Taki No Shiraito) (1933) TCM IMPORTS: The 47 Ronin (1941) FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: Unruly Children TCM UNDERGROUND: Clerks (1994), Mallrats (1995) NOIR ALLEY: Angel Face (1953) CHALLENGE #39 1. Hayley Mills 2. Stephen King 3. Damn Yankees, What's So Bad About Feeling Good?, Charley's Aunt, Walking My Baby Back Home, Butch Minds the Baby, Thank You Jeeves, Where's Charley?, 4. Disney – The Moon-Spinners, That Darn Cat, The Living Desert, The Vanishing Prairie, Zorro TV episodes, Midnight in a Toy Shop, Broken Toys. 5. Saul Bass – Title Sequences PREMIERES: Raider of the Lost Ark (1981) The Mississippi Gambler (1953) The Longest Yard (1974) Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) Chip Off the Old Block (1944) Are You With It? (1948) Amelie (2001) The Princess Bride (1987) Groundhog Day (1993) Lost in Translation (2003) Love Thy Neighbor (1940) The Meanest Man in the World (1943) EXEMPT PREMIERES: The Water Magician (Taki No Shiraito) (1933) Damn Yankees (1958) Where's Charley? (1952) Butch Minds the Baby (1942) Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) Thank You, Jeeves (1936) What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) The Moon-Spinners (1964) That Darn Cat (1965) Charley's Aunt (1941) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) The Thing (1982) Clerks (1994) Mallrats (1995) BREAKDOWN: 1910s: 1 1920s: 0 1930s: 12 1940s: 22 1950s: 30 1960s: 15 1970s: 6 1980s: 4 1990s: 4 2000s: 3 2010s: 2 NOTES: This is coming in at the 11th hour, so I'll try to be brief! Sunday features some Spielberg/Williams collaborations, and a tribute to Kenji Mizoguchi for Silent Sunday Night and TCM Imports. Monday includes some Gwen Verdon contributions, including her acting in Damn Yankees (an LP request!)and Cocoon, choreography for Singin in the Rain and The Mississippi Gambler, and coaching Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. There's even a story straight out of Hollywood lore that claims Verdon “dubbed Russell's and Monroe's swaying bottoms” at one point in the film. That's a story I couldn't NOT include! Monday concludes with some stunning title sequences created by the master, Saul Bass. Tuesday morning and afternoon feature Ray Bolger and some works by Damon Runyon respectively. Both blocks contain an LP request. Tuesday evening highlights our SOTM Donald O'Connor, including another of LP's most wanted. Wednesday kicks off with some memorable butlers, including Thank You, Jeeves. The afternoon brings some happy films, because What's So Bad About Feeling Good? The evening runds out the day with Treasures from the Disney Vault. Thursday features some bittersweet love stories, a Jack Benny birthday tribute, and ends with challenge #1. I chose one of my favorites, Hayley Mills, as an actress I would have liked to have seen more of. I tried to choose some roles that could have challenged her, or were casting against type, as well as some fun inclusions like Beach Party and Harry Potter. As a side note, I think no one could portray Professor McGonagall better than Maggie Smith, BUT if she hadn't filled the role so well, maybe Hayley could have stepped in! Friday begins with a birthday tribute to Cesar Romero, and ends with Deborah Kerr having her hands full with some unruly children (and adults)! For Saturday, I scheduled a whole day's worth of horror and sci-fi films hosted by TCM's newest host, the author Stephen King. The day ends with several Jean Simmons films, including our Noir Alley entry, Angel Face. And a few Kevin Smith movies during the Underground hours. Thanks! Stevo
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    TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    Stevo's Schedule TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39 Week of February 10-16, 2019 --------------------------------SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2019------------------------------- Sunday Morning with Gloria Grahame 5:30am Blonde Fever (1944) Philip Dorn, Mary Astor. Dir: Richard Whorf. MGM, 69min. p/s 6:45am In a Lonely Place (1950) Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Nicholas Ray. Columbia, 94min. p/s 8:30am Crossfire (1947) Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. RKO, 86min. p/s Noir Alley 10:00am The Big Heat (1953) Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Fritz Lang. Columbia, 89min. p/s The Collaboration of Steven Spielberg and John Williams 11:30am AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration (2011) Steven Spielberg, John Williams. AFI, TCM, 40min. p/s 12:30pm Saving Private Ryan (1998) Tom Hanks, Matt Damon. Dir: Steven Spielberg. Dreamworks, 169min. p/s 3:30pm Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr. Dir: Steven Spielberg. Columbia, 138min. p/s 6:00PM Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Dir: Steven Spielberg. Paramount, 115min. Premiere #1 An Evening with Mizoguchi 8:00pm A Story from Chikamatsu (1954) Kazou Hasegawa, Kyoko Kagawa. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Deiei Studios, 102min. p/s 9:45pm Women of the Night (1948) Kinuyo Tanaka, Sanae Takasugi. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Shochiku Eiga, 75min. p/s Silent Sunday Night 11:00pm The Water Magician (Taki No Shiraito) (1933) Tokihiko Okada, Ichiro Sugai. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Irie Production. Premiere Exempt TCM Imports 1:00am The 47 Ronin (1941) Chojuro Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Shochiku Eiga, 241min. p/s --------------------------------MONDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2019------------------------------- Remembering Burt Reynolds 5:00am Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Burt Reynolds, Sally Field. Dir: Hal Needham. Universal, 96min. p/s 6:45am The Longest Yard (1974) Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert. Dir: Robert Aldrich. Paramount, 121min. Premiere #2 9:00am Deliverance (1972) Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds. Dir: John Boorman. Warner Bros, 109min. p/s Contributions from Gwen Verdon 11:00am Damn Yankees (1958) Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon. Dir: George Abbott. Warner Bros, 111min. LP Exempt Premiere 12:45pm Singin in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Dir: Stanley Donen. MGM, 103min. p/s 2:45pm Cocoon (1985) Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley. Dir: Ron Howard. Fox, 117Mmin. p/s 4:45pm The Mississippi Gambler (1953) Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie. Dir: Rudolph Mate. Universal International, 99min. Premiere #3 6:15pm Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe. Dir: Howard Hawks. Fox, 91min. p/s Optional Challenge #5 What if Gaffers Were Famous? Titles by Saul Bass 8:00pm The Seven Year Itch (1955) Marilyn Monroe, Tow Ewell. Dir: Billy Wilder. Fox, 105min. p/s 9:45pm Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. Dir Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 109min. p/s 11:45pm Anatomy of a Murder (1959) James Stewart, Lee Remick. Dir: Otto Preminger. Otto Preminger Films, 160min. p/s 2:30am It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle. Dir: Stanley Kramer. Casey Productions, 205min. p/s --------------------------------TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2019------------------------------- 6:00am Around the World in California (1947) James A. Fitzpatrick. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 10min. Ray Bolger Movies That AREN'T The Wizard of Oz 6:15am Sweethearts (1938) Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 114min. p/s 8:15am Look for the Silver Lining (1949) June Haver, Ray Bolger. Dir: David Butler. Warner Bros, 106min. p/s 10:15am Where's Charley? (1952) Ray Bolger, Allyn Ann McLerie. Dir: David Butler. Warner Bros, 97min. LP Exempt Premiere Based on the Works of Damon Runyon 12:00pm Pocketful of Miracles (1961) Glenn Ford, Bette Davis. Dir: Frank Capra. Franton Productions, 136min. p/s 2:30pm Lady for a Day (1933) Warren William, May Robson. Dir: Frank Capra. Columbia, 96min. p/s 4:15pm Butch Minds the Baby (1942) Virginia Bruce, Broderick Crawford. Dir: Albert S. Rogell. Universal, 75min. LP Exempt Premiere 5:30pm Guys and Dolls (1955) Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. MGM, 150min. p/s Star of the Month Donald O'Connor 8:00pm Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Universal International, 95min. LP Exempt Premiere 9:45pm Call Me Madam (1953) Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor. Dir: Walter Lang. Fox, 114min. p/s 11:45pm Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) Donald O'Connor, Gale Storm. Dir: Charles Lamont. Universal International, 86min. Premiere #4 1:15am I Love Melvin (1953) Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Dir: Don Weis. MGM, 77min. p/s 2:45am Chip Off the Old Block (1944) Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan. Dir: Charles Lamont. Universal, 71min. Premiere #5 4:00am Are You with It? (1948) Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan. Dir: Jack Hively. Universal International, 93min. Premiere #6 --------------------------------WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2019------------------------------- Memorable Butlers 5:45am Billy and the Butler (1912) (short) John Steppling, Francis X. Bushman. The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, One reel short. 6:15am Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) Charles Laughton, Mary Boland. Dir:Leo McCarey. Paramount, 90min. p/s 7:45am Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden, Gloria Swanson. Dir: Billy Wilder. Paramount, 110min. p/s 9:45am My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell, Carole Lombard. Dir: Gregory La Cava. Universal, 94min. p/s 11:30am Thank You, Jeeves (1936) Arthur Treacher, Virginia Field, David Niven. Dir: Arthur Greville Collins. Fox, 57min. LP Exempt Premiere What IS So Bad About Feeling Good? Movies that Leave You Feeling Happy! 12:30pm Amelie (2001) Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz. Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Claudie Ossard Productions, 122min. Premiere #7 2:45pm The Princess Bride (1987) Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright. Dir: Rob Reiner. Fox, 98min. Premiere #8 4:30pm Groundhog Day (1993) Bill Murray, Andie McDowell. Dir: Harold Ramis. Columbia, 101min. Premiere #9 6:15pm What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore. Dir: George Seaton. Universal, 94min. LP Exempt Premiere Optional Challenge #4 What if Disney Was on TCM More? Treasures from the Disney Vault 8:00pm The Moon-Spinners (1964) Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach. Dir: James Neilson. Walt Disney Productions, 118min. Disney Exempt Premiere 10:00pm That Darn Cat (1965) Hayley Mills, Dean Jones. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 116min. Disney Exempt Premiere 12:00am The Living Desert (1953) Winston Hibler. Dir: James Algar. Walt Disney Productions, 69min. p/s 1:15am Midnight in a Toy Shop (1930) (short) Dir: Wilfred Jackson. Walt Disney Productions, 7min. 1:30am The Vanishing Prairie (1954) Winston Hibler. Dir: James Algar. Walt Disney Productions, 71min. p/s 2:45am Broken Toys (1935) (short) Alyce Ardell, Sara Berner, Tommy Bupp. Dir: Ben Sharpsteen. Walt Disney Productions, 8min. 3:00am Presenting Senor Zorro (1957) Guy Williams. Dir: Norman Foster. Walt Disney Productions, 26min. 3:30am Zorro's Secret Passage (1957) Guy Williams. Dir: Norman Foster. Walt Disney Productions, 26min. 4:00am The Ghost of the Mission (1957) Guy Williams. Dir: Norman Foster. Walt Disney Productions, 30min. 4:30am The Well of Death (1958) Guy Williams. Dir: Charles Lamont. Walt Disney Productions, 30min. 5:00am An Affair of Honor (1959) Guy Williams. Dir: Hollingsworth Morse. Walt Disney Productions, 26min. 5:30am Auld Acquaintance (1961) Guy Williams, Ricardo Montalban. Dir: James Neilson. Walt Disney Productions, 30min. --------------------------------THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2019------------------------------- Bittersweet Love for Valentine's Day 6:00am Brief Encounter (1945) Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard. Dir: David Lean. Cineguild, 86min. p/s 7:30am Waterloo Bridge (1931) Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 81min. p/s 9:00am Lost in Translation (2003) Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson. Dir: Sofia Coppola. Focus Features, 102min. Premiere #10 10:45am Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros, 102min. p/s Happy Birthday Jack Benny 12:30pm Love Thy Neighbor (1940) Jack Benny, Fred Allen. Dir: Mark Sandrich. Paramount, 82min. Premiere #11 2:00pm The Meanest Man in the World (1943) Jack Benny, Priscilla Lane. Dir: Sidney Lanfield. Fox, 57min. Premiere #12 3:00pm George Washington Slept Here (1942) Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Bros, 93min. p/s 4:45pm To Be or Not to Be (1942) Carole Lombard, Jack Benny. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. Romaine Film Corporation, 99min. p/s 6:30pm Charley's Aunt (1941) Jack Benny, Kay Francis. Dir: Archie Mayo. Fox, 80min. LP Exempt Premiere Challenge #1: What if They Had 100 Years? - Hayley Mills 8:00pm The Bad Seed (1956) Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Dir: Mervyn Leroy. Warner Bros, 129min. p/s 10:15pm Beach Party (1963) Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone. Dir: William Asher. American International, 101min. p/s 12:00am Rosemary's Baby (1968) Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes. Dir: Roman Polanski. William Castle Productions, 137min. p/s 2:30am Network (1976) Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch. Dir: Sidney Lumet. MGM, 121 min. p/s 4:30am Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Daniel Ratcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. Dir: Chris Columbus. Warner Bros, 152min. Casting Exempt Premiere --------------------------------FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2019------------------------------- Happy Birthday Cesar Romero 7:00am Happy Go Lucky (1951) David Niven, Vera-Ellen, Cesar Romero. Dir: H. Bruce Humberstone. Associated British Picture Corporation, 97min. p/s 8:45am Batman: The Movie (1966) Adam West, Burt Ward. Dir: Leslie H. Martinson. Fox, 105min. p/s 10:30am Lost Continent (1951) Cesar Romero, Hillary Brooke. Dir: Sam Newfield. Sigmund Neufeld Productions, 83min. 12:00pm The Little Princess (1939) Shirley Temple, Richard Greene. Dir: Walter Lang. Fox, 93min. p/s 1:45pm Ocean's 11 (1960) Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Dir: Lewis Milestone. Dorchester Productions, 127min. p/s 4:00pm Two on a Guillotine (1965) Connie Stevens, Dean Jones. Dir: William Conrad. William Conrad Productions, 107min. p/s 6:00pm Donovan's Reef (1963) John Wayne, Lee Marvin. Dir: John Ford. John Ford Productions, 109min. p/s Friday Night Spotlight Deborah Kerr Wrangles Unruly Children 8:00pm Black Narcissus (1947) Deborah Kerr, David Farrar. Dir: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. The Archers, 101min. p/s 9:45pm The Chalk Garden (1964) Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills. Dir: Ronald Neame. Universal, 106min. p/s 11:45pm The King and I (1956) Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr. Dir: Walter Lang. Fox, 133min. p/s 2:00am The Innocents (1961) Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde. Dir: Jack Clayton. Fox, 100min. p/s 3:45am Edward, My Son (1949) Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr. Dir: George Cukor. MGM, 112min. p/s --------------------------------SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2019------------------------------- Challenge #2 What if You Could Pick TCM's Host? Special Host: Stephen King Presents Classic Horror & Sci-Fi 5:30am A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) Stephen King. Dir: Laurent Bouzereau. TCM/Amblin/Dreamworks, 58min. p/s 6:30am The Thing from Another World (1951) Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan. Dir: Christian Nyby. RKO, 87min. p/s 8:00am The Thing (1982) Kurt Russel, Wilford Brimley. Dir: John Carpenter. Universal, 109min. Host Exempt Premiere 10:00am Dracula (1931) Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler. Dir: Tod Browning. Universal, 75min. p/s 11:15am 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. MGM, 149min. p/s 1:45pm Frankenstein (1931) Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 70min. p/s 3:00pm Alien (1979) Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt. Dir: Ridley Scott. Fox, 116min. p/s 5:00pm The Wolf Man (1941) Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr. Dir: George Waggner. Universal, 70min. p/s 6:15pm The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal. Dir: Robert Wise. Fox, 92min. p/s The Essentials 8:00pm Great Expectations (1946) John Mills, Valerie Hobson. Dir: David Lean. Cineguild, 118min. p/s 10:00pm Uncle Silas (1947) Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney. Dir: Charles Frank. Two Cities Films, 103min. p/s 11:45pm Sports Day (1944) (short) David Anthony, Ernest Borrow, Jean Simmons. Dir: Francis Searle.GB Instructional Films, 24min. Noir Alley 12:15am Angel Face (1953) Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons. Dir: Otto Preminger. RKO, 91min. p/s TCM Underground 2:00am Clerks (1994) Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson. Dir: Kevin Smith. View Askew Productions, 92min. Exempt Premiere 3:45am Mallrats (1995) Shannon Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee. Dir: Kevin Smith. View Askew Productions, 94min. Exempt Premiere
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    REALLY? TWO-DAYS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN?

    The only other film for which he received a composer credit was West Side Story. No, the two composers were not related.
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    TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    I say let's just keep it for now. I don't think it will really affect our scheduling too much either way. Since an "essential" is somewhat subjective anyway, we should be able to fit one into our theme for the night without too much trouble.
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    TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    This is fantastic, LonesomePolecat! Thank you again for hosting!
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    Filmic Ailurophobia

    You'll have to endure the title card, and avert your eyes for a scene or two during this little gem from 1934. However, the amazing art deco mansion (built over a mass grave, of course), the back and forth between Vitus Werdegast and Hjalmar Poelzig, and a hint of devil-worship and human-flaying make it totally worth the risk! ?
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    Extra Credit Credits Question

    When your movie is over and the credits start to roll, and the next program cues up, normally the original movie is minimized to the top left of the screen, sort of like a small picture in picture. If you click on that, it will return your original program to full screen and you can watch the credits to their completion. Hope this helps!
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    Swamp Films

    Hmm, maybe Jean Renoir's Swamp Water (1941) with Dana Andrews, Anne Baxter, and Walter Brennan?
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    Janus Films

    I, too, am a fan of Janus Films, and feel like the above quote perfectly sums up the main reason why. It was by way of Janus that I was initially introduced to the films of Bergman and Kurosawa (two of my faves), as well as many others, including some of those you mentioned. Regardless of the subject matter of these movies, you were almost always guaranteed a thoughtful, unique, and entertaining experience. Janus Films certainly helped to broaden my movie-viewing horizons. Thanks for mentioning them!
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    August 2018 Schedule is up

    So true! It's nice to see him get a day. I'm especially excited to finally see Secret of the Blue Room (1933). That's right. It was shown only once before in 2016, and I'll definitely second the recommendation. Other high points for me include Audrey Totter, Peter Lorre, and Agnes Moorehead. Overall it seems like a good lineup. Looking forward to it!
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    Word of Mouth collage pictures

    Hi. I'm fairly certain she says "Best role that I ever had", albeit in a slightly garbled manner. As to the identity of the actress, there I'm at a loss. Quite a few of the Word of Mouth segments can be found on Youtube, so you might be able to peruse those and catch that phrase in there somewhere.
  14. Agreed! I'll add a plug for my pick of the bunch. At 10pm, it's In Search of the Castaways (1962), one of my favorite Hayley Mills films. It's an enjoyable little adventure story that has Mills and her brother globetrotting from one end of the Earth to the other, searching for their father. It also features nice support from Maurice Chevalier, Wilfrid Hyde-White, and George Sanders. It really is a lot of fun, and definitely worth a look!
  15. I'm not that guy, but I do have MovieCollectorOH's database bookmarked, so I can take a look. Looks like Their Big Moment (1934) was shown once before in October of 2006, The Kid Comes Back (1938) has been shown six times, with the last time being January of 2002, and They All Come Out (1939) shown three times, with the last being way back in September of 1996.
  16. The TCM Programming Challenge #38 has come to a close. I'd like to thank everyone who participated this time around, from our six wonderful schedule programmers, to all those who voted. The competition was so close and came right down to the wire, which I think speaks to the high quality of schedules submitted. So, without further ado, our winner is... JamesStewartFan95 Congratulations JSF! You now get the honor of hosting the TCM Programming Challenge #39. I look forward to seeing what you'll come up!
  17. Thank you for voting, and for the kind words Capuchin.
  18. Thanks for voting sewhite! Hopefully you'll reconsider programming a schedule sometime. It really is so much fun, and I know you'd come up with a great schedule! Thank you lydecker. That's very nice of you to say. It's been a pleasure hosting this challenge, and reading all six wonderful schedules!
  19. Just a quick reminder that the voting deadline is this Friday, March 9th at midnight. We currently have a very tight race, so if you haven't voted yet, and would like to, be sure to either reply here or send me a PM. Thanks again!
  20. TCM Programming Challenge #38 “Vacation Time!” RULES Some background: Path40a created the first TCM Programming Challenge in February, 2006 to give people a glimpse into the complexities of the programming process. The challenge has endured because it allows entrants to exercise their imagination, display their knowledge and introduce rare classics. TCM Programming Challenges are neither sponsored nor endorsed by TCM but tcmprogrammr has stated that programmers happily steal ideas from these schedules. Many entrants have had the joy of seeing their themes and movie selections air on TCM. The Challenge is to create a week’s schedule following TCM’s standard format. When it begins/When it ends: This challenge starts at 12:00PM Saturday January 27, 2018 and ends at 11:59PM Saturday February 24, 2018. A voting thread will be started shortly after the end of the challenge. Who can enter/Who can vote: Everyone is welcome to create and post a schedule. Don’t be shy! Anyone who was a registered forum member prior to December 1, 2017 will be allowed to vote for their favorite schedule in a separate voting thread after the challenge is closed. You may either vote by posting your selection on the thread or by directly messaging the moderator. The winner has the honor of running the next challenge. What you need to do: 1. Create a week's schedule which begins at 6 AM (EST) Sunday and ends at 6 AM (EST) the following Sunday. The week selected must be between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. 2. Each day’s programming should begin at 6 AM (EST.) However, if you begin an occasional day at 6:15 AM or 6:30 AM that’s no problem. 3. Primetime/Evening MUST begin at 8 PM (EST.) 4. Feature films must start on the hour, quarter-hour, half-hour or three-quarters hour. Short films or other material can be used to “fill-in” between movies so that there is never more than 14 minutes of unscheduled time between features. Your schedule must include: 1. Star of the Month -- At least 4 movies on one evening to showcase an actor. The SOTM must have a body of work large enough to allow similar blocks the other weeks in the month. 2. Silent Sunday Night -- A silent movie which begins at approximately 12 AM (EST) Sunday night/Monday morning. 3. TCM Imports -- A foreign film that begins at approximately 2 AM (EST) Monday morning. 4. TCM Spotlight -- A group of films which showcase a theme which appears in primetime each one night a week for a month. 5. The Essentials -- An indispensible classic film that begins at 8 PM (EST) Saturday night. 6. TCM Underground -- A little known or “cult” film which begins at approximately 2 AM (EST) Saturday night. 7. Mandatory Challenges as outlined for TCM Programming Challenge #38 Oh-by-the-ways: Silent Sunday Night, TCM Imports and TCM Underground are exempt from the limit of premieres stated in the requirements for this challenge. You may include a Guest Programmer but you are not required to do so unless it is a mandatory challenge requirement. Programming related to birthdays, anniversaries of historical or cinematic importance, genres, places or anything else that can reasonably be thematically grouped together is encouraged. Thought provoking, humorous and/or outrageous themes are especially welcome. Programming notes to explain your themes or to provide additional information on your selected movies are not required but are greatly encouraged. These notes should be on a separate post following the posting of your schedule. Format and Justifications: Follow the standard TCM scheduling format for each film: Time, Title, Year, Actor(s) Director(s) Studio, Running Time and justification. For example: 6:15 PM The Big Movie (1932) Kay Francis and Porky Pig. Dir: Lionel Barrymore. Colossal Films, 162 min., Premiere. Running times and studio information may be found in the TCM database or at IMDB.com Justifications: P/S for movies or programs which have been previously shown. E or “Exempt” for Silent Sunday Night, TCM Imports or TCM Underground films. PD or “Public Domain” for films in the public domain. “Premiere” for movies which count toward the Challenge allowance on premiers. No notation is needed for any movie in the original Turner film library. Film library, SOTM, and previous challenge archive links plus other information: The original Turner library consisted of: Warner Brothers (pre-1948 only,) MGM (pre-1986 only) and RKO (all years.) Disney animated feature films are never allowed because Disney will not license them to TCM. Disney live action films are allowed, either as previously shown films or as premieres. Animated movies created by other studios whose rights were later acquired Disney are allowed as previously shown films or as premieres. Disney shorts or cartoons which have been previously shown on TCM are allowed. All other theatrical films are allowed as premieres. Movies in the original Turner library are: Warner Brothers (pre-1948 only): www.imdb.com/company/co0026840/ MGM (pre-1986 only): www.imdb.com/company/co0020206/ RKO (all) www.imdb.com/company/co0041421/ Movies in the public domain are: https://archive.org/details/feature_films/ All other theatrical movies are allowed as premieres. The most commonly used libraries are: Columbia Pictures http://www.imdb.com/company/co0071509/ United Artists http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026841/ Samuel Goldwyn http://www.imdb.com/company/co0016710/ J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0027356/ 20th Century Fox: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0000756/ Paramount Pictures http://www.imdb.com/company/co0023400/ Universal Pictures http://www.imdb.com/company/co0005073/ British Gaumont Pictures: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0103050/ A link of previous Stars Of The Month can be found here: http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/topic/48417-tcm-stars-of-the-month/ Previous Challenges can be reviewed here: http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/forum/138-tcm-program-challenges-archive/ How to tell if a movie has aired previously on TCM: Many thanks to MovieCollectorOH for his “unofficial report” of what has aired on TCM since 2001. It can be a great resource as you are creating your schedule. http://moviecollector.us/reports/TCM_SCHEDULES_SUMMARY_alpha.htm Thanks to previous Challenge Moderators for the opportunity to liberally "borrow" from their instructions. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
  21. Got it. And thank you once again LP for those wonderful Now Playing guides you always design! Thanks for voting skimpole!
  22. Speedracer5's Notes Week of August 4-August 10, 2019 Star of the Month: Charles Coburn The Essential: Trapeze (1956) TCM Spotlight: Tribute to Hollywood's Greatest Year: 1939 Silent Sunday Night: Daddy Long Legs (1919) TCM Import: Simone Simon, Le Bete Humaine (1938) & Le Plaisir (1952) TCM Underground: Movies Based on Toys, Masters of the Universe (1987) and The Garbage Pail Kids (1987) Challenge #1: Dream Vacation, "Paris: City of Lights" Challenge #2: Transportation, Spaceships Challenge #3: Traveling Companion/Guest Programmer, "Daphne" Some Like it Hot Challenge #4: Desert Island Films, Daytime Tribute TCM Premieres: Moulin Rouge! (2001) DESTINATION-EXEMPT The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) ISLAND-EXEMPT Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) TRANSPORTATION-EXEMPT Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) TRANSPORTATION-EXEMPT The Moon-Spinners (1964) Moontide (1947) What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) The Blue Max (1966) We're Not Married! (1952) As Young As You Feel (1951) The Perfect Specimen (1937) Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) Dirty Dancing (1987) Down With Love (2003) By decade: 1910s- 1 1920s- 1930s- 15 1940s- 22 1950s- 31 1960s- 19 1970s- 5 1980s- 4 1990s- 1 2000s- 3 Sunday we start off with a group of films starring Jean Seberg. Seberg was discovered by Otto Preminger in the late 1950s and starred in a series of films with him. Later in the 1960s, she became a symbol of French cinema. Her career was over by the 1970s when it became known that she was affliated with the Black Panther party. In the afternoon, we're over the moon for a series of diverse films--everything from a black and white film set in the 1930s that won 10-year old Tatum O'Neal an Oscar, to a Disney film starring Disney starlet, Hayley Mills, to a noir with Ida Lupino and finally a movie set on a ranch starring Robert Mitchum. In the evening, we have a double feature of TCM premieres starring George Peppard, who later became famous for starring as John "Hannibal" Smith, leader of The A-Team. Finally, we conclude the evening with our Sunday Silent Night feature starring Mary Pickford and our TCM Imports with a double feature starring Simone Simon. Monday, we're paying tribute to Marilyn Monroe who passed away this day 57 years ago. We're featuring two premieres of early Marilyn Monroe performances followed by one of her most famous roles and her last completed film. One thing I love about classic films are the cranky old ladies who tell everyone what's what. This afternoon, we're featuring one of my favorite crabby ladies, May Robson. This triple feature will include the premiere of a rarely seen Errol Flynn film, the aptly named The Perfect Specimen. In the evening, we're paying tribute to star of the month Charles Coburn. On Tuesday, we're celebrating two birthdays. Lucille Ball, "The First Lady of Television" starts off the day with a series of some of my favorite films of hers from her RKO years. In the afternoon, Robert Mitchum takes the spotlight in some of his best noir films. In the evening, we're joined by the hilarious Daphne who can be seen in Some Like it Hot. A selection of Daphne's favorite films has been scheduled for this evening. Wednesday morning we have a series of films scheduled that tell the life story of four different popular musicians. In the afternoon, we're watching three terrified women fight for their lives. In the evening, we're paying tribute to 1939, the year which as been called "Hollywood's Greatest" due to the sheer number of hit films that were created. One of my favorite short films, The Wonderful World of Tupperware concludes the evening. All day Thursday, we're exploring Paris, the "city of lights." I'd love to go to this city. It's full of history, it has great food and gorgeous architecture and music. In the evening, things are heating up with a series of hot summer romances. Friday is a day on the beach (or island) where we're being treated to a series of my favorite films. I've got my favorite film of all time: The Long, Long Trailer, followed by my favorite teen beach movie, film noir, boxing/Errol movie, romance movie, ladies in prison movie, musical, and comedy. Friday evening we're traveling to space on a bunch of cool spaceships and meeting a variety of interesting characters along the way. Let's stop in the cantina on the way back! On Saturday, we're meeting up with a bunch of playboys who will inevitably be tamed by the film's conclusion. Frank Sinatra played the swingin' bachelor often and he always had the coolest apartments! Down With Love a pastiche film celebrating the 1960s sex comedies is premiering this afternoon. In the evening, we're ogling Burt Lancaster and watching a triple feature of his most body-conscious films. For our TCM Underground feature, we're showing a double feature of two of the worst films to ever come out of the 1980s--both based on 1980s toys! The Garbage Pail Kids aren't even a toy, they are a card! The evening concludes with my second favorite short, Match Your Mood--my refrigerator is so boring!
  23. Speedracer5's Schedule AUGUST 4, 2019 Daytime Theme: Starring Jean Seberg 6:00am BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958) Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg. Dir. Otto Preminger. Columbia. 93 mins. (p/s). 7:45am LILLTH (1964) Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda. Dir. Robert Rossen. Columbia. 114 mins. (p/s). 9:45am A FINE MADNESS (1966) Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg. Dir. Irvin Kershner. Warner Brothers. 104 mins. (p/s). 11:30am BREATHLESS (1961) Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Liliane David. Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Films Around the World. 89 mins. (p/s). Daytime Theme: Moons Over My Hammy 1:00pm PAPER MOON (1973) Ryan O’Neal, Tatum O’Neal, Madeline Kahn. Dir. Peter Bogdanovich. Paramount. 102 mins. (p/s). 2:45pm THE MOON-SPINNERS (1964) Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Pola Negri. Dir. James Neilson. Disney. 119 mins. (premiere #1). 4:45pm MOONTIDE (1942) Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell. Dir. Archie Mayo & Fritz Lang. Fox. 94 mins. (premiere #2). 6:30pm BLOOD ON THE MOON (1948) Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston. Dir. Robert Wise. RKO. 86 mins. (p/s). Primetime: Starring George Peppard 8:00pm WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT FEELING GOOD? (1968) George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Dom DeLuise. Dir. George Seaton. Universal. 94 mins. (premiere #3). 9:45pm THE BLUE MAX (1966) George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress. Dir. John Guillermin. Fox. 156 mins. (premiere #4). SUNDAY SILENT NIGHT 12:30am DADDY LONG LEGS (1919) Mary Pickford, Milla Davenport, Miss Percy Haswell. Dir. Marshall A. Neilan. First National Pictures. 85 mins. (p/s). TCM IMPORTS 2:00am LA BETE HUMAINE (1938) Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux. Dir. Jean Renoir. Paris Film. 100 mins. (p/s). 3:45am LE PLAISIR (1952) Jean Gabin, Madeleine Renaud, Danielle Darrieux. Dir. Max Ophuls. CCFC Films. 97 mins. (p/s). 5:30am TRAVEL TALKS: PARIS ON PARADE (1938) short. 9 mins. (p/s). 5:45am TRAVEL TALKS: ROMANTIC RIVIERA (1951) short. 9 mins. (p/s). AUGUST 5, 2019 Daytime Theme: Goodbye Norma Jean. 6:00am WE’RE NOT MARRIED! (1952) Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen, Marilyn Monroe. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Fox. 85 mins. (premiere #5). 7:30am AS YOUNG AS YOU FEEL (1951) Monty Wooley, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe. Dir. Harmon Jones. Fox. 70 mins. (premiere #6). 8:45am ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders. Dir. Joseph Mankiewicz. Fox. 138 mins. (p/s). 11:15am NIAGARA (1953) Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters. Dir. Henry Hathaway. Fox. 88 mins. (p/s). 12:45pm THE MISFITS (1961) Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift. Dir. John Huston. United Artists. 124 mins. (p/s). Daytime Theme: Featuring May Robson 3:00pm THE PERFECT SPECIMEN (1937) Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell, May Robson. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 82 mins. (premiere #7). 4:30pm BRINGING UP BABY (1938) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, May Robson. Dir. Howard Hawks. RKO. 100 mins. (p/s). 6:15pm LADY FOR A DAY (1933) Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee. Dir. Frank Capra. Columbia. 88 mins. (p/s). 7:45pm DELICIOUS DISHES (1950) 12 mins. Short. SOTM: Charles Coburn 8:00pm THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943) Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn. Dir. George Stevens. Columbia. 101 mins. (p/s). 9:45pm THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES (1941) Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn. Dir. Sam Wood, Charles Coburn. Dir. Irving Cummings. 89 mins. (p/s). 11:15pm THE LADY EVE (1941) Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn. Dir. Preston Sturges. Paramount. 90 mins. (p/s). 12:45pm B.F.’s DAUGHTER (1948) Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Charles Coburn. Dir. Robert Z. Leonard. MGM. 108 mins. (p/s). 2:45am HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL (1952) Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn. Dir. Douglas Sirk. Universal. 86 mins. (premiere #8). 4:15am A ROYAL SCANDAL (1945) Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter. Dir. Otto Preminger. Fox. 94 mins. (p/s). AUGUST 6, 2019 Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Lucille Ball! 6:00am BEAUTY FOR THE ASKING (1939) Lucille Ball, Patric Knowles, Donald Woods. Dir. Glenn Tryon. RKO. 68 mins. (p/s). 7:15am A GIRL, A GUY AND A GOB (1941) George Murphy, Lucille Ball, Edmond O’Brien. Dir. Richard Wallace. RKO. 90 mins. (p/s). 8:45am THE AFFAIRS OF ANNABEL (1938) Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball, Ruth Donnelly. Dir. Ben Stoloff. RKO. 68 mins. (p/s). 10:00am NEXT TIME I MARRY (1938) Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Lee Bowman. Dir. Garson Kanin. RKO. 59 mins. (p/s). 11:00am TOO MANY GIRLS (1940) Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Desi Arnaz. Dir. George Abbott. RKO. 85 mins. (p/s). 12:30pm FIVE CAME BACK (1939) Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie. Dir. John Farrow. RKO. 74 mins. (p/s). Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Robert Mitchum! 1:45pm OUT OF THE PAST (1947) Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. Dir. Jacques Tourneur. RKO. 95 mins. (p/s). 3:30pm THE LOCKET (1946) Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum. Dir. John Brahm. RKO. 85 mins. (p/s). 5:00pm CROSSFIRE (1947) Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan. Dir. Edward Dmytryk. RKO. 86 mins. (p/s). 6:30pm MACAO (1952) Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix. Dir. Josef von Sternberg. RKO. 81 mins. (p/s). Challenge #3, Guest Programmer aka Traveling Companion, “Daphne,” from Some Like it Hot 8:00pm I MARRIED A MALE WAR BRIDE (1949) Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall. Dir. Howard Hawks. Fox. 105 mins. (p/s). 9:45pm THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (1940) George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers. 93 mins. (p/s). 11:30pm COVER GIRL (1944) Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman. Dir. Charles Vidor. Columbia. 105 mins. (p/s). 1:15am THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942) Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor. Dir. Preston Sturges. Paramount. 88 mins. (p/s). 2:45am A MILLIONAIRE FOR CHRISTY (1951) Fred MacMurray, Eleanor Parker, Richard Carlson. Dir. George Marshall. 89 mins. Fox. (p/s). 4:15am TOO LATE BLUES (1962) Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Cliff Carnell. Dir. John Cassavetes. Paramount. 100 mins. (p/s). AUGUST 7, 2019 Daytime Theme: "Here's the Story..." 6:00am THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) James Stewart, June Allyson, Henry Morgan. Dir. Anthony Mann. Universal. 115 mins. (p/s). 8:00am THE GENE KRUPA STORY (1960) Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren. Dir. Don Weis. Columbia. 101 mins. (p/s). 9:45am THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY (1956) Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten. Dir. Valentine Davies. Universal. 115 mins. (p/s). 11:45am THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (1978) Gary Busey, Charles Martin Smith, Don Stroud. Dir. Steve Rash. Columbia. 115 mins. (p/s). Daytime Theme: Terrified Women 1:45pm JULIE (1956) Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan. Dir. Andrew L. Stone. MGM. 97 mins. (p/s). 3:30pm MIDNIGHT LACE (1960) Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin. Dir. David Miller. Universal. 107 mins. (p/s). 5:30pm SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (1948) Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards. Dir. Anatole Litvak. Paramount. 89 mins. (p/s). 7:00pm PRIVATE SCREENINGS (2005) Robert Osborne, Lauren Bacall. 49 mins. (p/s) Primetime Theme: TCM Spotlight: Tribute to 1939 8:00pm THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. Dir. Victor Fleming & King Vidor. MGM. 97 mins. (p/s). 9:45pm DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1939) Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer. Dir. George Marshall. Universal. 94 mins. (p/s). 11:30pm LOVE AFFAIR (1939) Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya. Dir. Leo McCarey. RKO. 97 mins. (p/s). 1:15am NINOTCHKA (1939) Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire. Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. MGM. 110 mins. (p/s). 3:15am THE WOMEN (1939) Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell. Dir. George Cukor. MGM. 133 mins. (p/s). 5:30am THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TUPPERWARE (1959) Short. 29 mins. (p/s). AUGUST 8, 2019 Daytime Theme: Challenge #1, Vacation Challenge: Paris, “The City of Lights” 6:00am FUNNY FACE (1957) Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson. Dir. Stanley Donen. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s). 7:45am TAKE HER, SHE’S MINE (1963) James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows. Dir. Henry Koster. 98 mins. (p/s). 9:30am MOULIN ROUGE! (2001) Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo. Dir. Baz Luhrman. Fox. 126 mins. (premiere, destination-EXEMPT). 11:45am AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant. Dir. Vincente Minnellli. MGM. 113 mins. (p/s). 1:45pm HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach. Dir. William Wyler. Fox. 127 mins. (p/s). 4:00pm PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES (1964) William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Gregoire Aslan. Dir. Richard Quine. Paramount. 110 mins. (p/s). 6:00pm THE PRIVATE AFFAIRS OF BEL AMI (1947) George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Ann Dvorak. Dir. Albert Lewin. United Artists. 110 mins. (p/s). Primetime: 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, Rosalind Russell. 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). 2:00am TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s). 3:45am DIRTY DANCING (1987) Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach. Dir. Emile Ardolino. Lionsgate. 99 mins. (premiere #9). 5:30am THE CRUISE OF THE ZACA (1952) Errol Flynn. Short. 17 mins. AUGUST 9, 2019 All Day Theme: Desert Island Movies 6:00am THE LONG, LONG TRAILER (1954) Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM. 95 mins. (p/s). 7:45am GIDGET (1959) Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson. Dir. Paul Wendkos. Columbia. 94 mins. (p/s). 9:30am MILDRED PIERCE (1945) Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Ann Blyth. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 109 mins. (p/s). 11:30am GENTLEMAN JIM (1942) Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers. 104 mins. (p/s). 1:15pm CASABLANCA (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 99 mins. (p/s). 3:00pm CAGED! (1950) Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby. Dir. John Cromwell. Warner Brothers. 96 mins. (p/s) 4:45pm SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Dir. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen. MGM. 102 mins. (p/s). 6:30pm THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE (1995) Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Michael McKean. Dir. Betty Thomas. Paramount. 89 mins. (premiere, Island--EXEMPT). Primetime: Challenge #2, Transportation: Spaceships 8:00pm STAR WARS: EPISODE IV—A NEW HOPE (1977) Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill. Dir. George Lucas. Fox. 121 mins. (premiere, transportation-EXEMPT). (The Millennium Falcon & Death Star) 10:15pm STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley. Dir. Robert Wise. Paramount. 132 mins. (premiere, transportation-EXEMPT). (The USS Enterprise) 12:30am ALIEN (1979) Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm. Dir. Ridley Scott. Fox. 124 mins. (p/s). (The USCSS Nostromo). 2:45am BARBARELLA (1968) Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg. Dir. Roger Vadim. Paramount. 98 mins. (p/s). (Alpha 7). 4:30am SPACEBALLS (1987) Mel Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy. Dir. Mel Brooks. MGM. 96 mins. (p/s). (Spaceball I). AUGUST 10, 2019 Day Theme: “Ladies Man, Man’s Man, Man About Town” 6:15am THE ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN (1949) Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Warner Brothers. 110 mins. (p/s). 8:15am COME BLOW YOUR HORN (1963) Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb, Molly Picon. Dir. Bud Yorkin. Paramount. 112 mins. (p/s). 10:15am THE TENDER TRAP (1955) Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne. Dir. Charles Walters. MGM. 110 mins. (p/s). 12:15pm THAT FUNNY FEELING (1965) Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Donald O’Connor. Dir. Richard Thorpe. Universal. 93 mins. (p/s). 2:00pm ALFIE (1966) Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin. Dir. Lewis Gilbert. Paramount. 114 mins. (p/s) 4:00pm TOO MANY WOMEN (1932) Short. 19 mins. (p/s). 4:30pm PILLOW TALK (1959) Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Dir. Michael Gordon. Universal. 105 mins. (p/s). 6:15pm DOWN WITH LOVE (2003) Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson. Dir. Peyton Reed. Fox. 94 mins. (premiere #10). Primetime: The Essentials, Burt Lancaster’s Body 8:00pm TRAPEZE (1956) Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida. Dir. Carol Reed. United Artists. 102 mins. (p/s). 9:45pm THE SWIMMER (1968) Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule. Dir. Frank Perry. Columbia. 94 mins. (p/s). 11:30pm THE CRIMSON PIRATE (1952) Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok. Dir. Robert Siodmak. Warner Brothers. 104 mins. (p/s). 1:15am THE HEART OF SHOW BUSINESS (1957) Short. 40 mins. TCM UNDERGROUND: Movies Based on Toys 2:00am MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (1987) Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Courteney Cox. Dir. Gary Goddard. MGM. 106 mins. (EXEMPT- premiere). 4:00am THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE (1987) Anthony Newley, Mackenzie Astin, Katie Barberi. Dir. Rod Amateau. Atlantic. 100 mins. (EXEMPT- premiere). 5:45am MATCH YOUR MOOD (1968) Short. 7 mins. (p/s).
  24. JamesStewartFan95's Notes Week of July 14th - 20th, 2019 SOTM: Angela Lansbury The Essentials: In the Heat of the Night (1967) Silent Sunday Nights: Metropolis (1927) TCM Imports: Pather Panchali (1956) and Rashomon (1950) TCM Spotlight: Directorial Debuts TCM Underground: The Brother from Another Planet (1984), Hollywood Shuffle (1987) and Making Do the Right Thing (1989) Challenge #36 1. Goofy Shorts: How to Play Baseball (1942) 2. Star Wars: Fathers on Screen with Darth Vader 3. New SOTM: Jane Fonda 4. Optional Challenge: Treasures from the Disney Vault with Special Guest Host Tony Anselmo Premieres Marjorie Morningstar (1958) Ghostbusters (1984) Time Bandits (1981) 9 to 5 (1980) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999) Othello (1995) The Little Kidnappers (1953) Raising Arizona (1987) Flirting with Disaster (1996) Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) Exempt Premieres Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) Return of the Jedi (1983) The Sandlot (1993) Bull Durham (1988) The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color: Cavalcade of Songs (1955) Beauty and the Beast (1991) True-Life Adventures: The African Lion (1955) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Love Bug (1968) Quadrophenia (1979) Totals for Each Decade 1910’s 1 1920’s 1 1930’s 14 1940’s 20 1950’s 27 1960’s 14 1970’s 7 1980’s 13 1990’s 7 2000’s 1 2010’s 1 (I'll change the rest of these tomorrow). Ah Paris! Magic! And in the summertime, it’s simply beautiful! Sunday starts with a series of movies set in the City of Lights. Starting with Marcel Carné’s romantic epic masterpiece Les Enfants du Paradis, we journey through gay Paree with the likes of Fred Astaire, Marion Cotillard and even Bugs Bunny. Cotillard’s masterful performance as the tragic, yet triumphant chanteuse Edith Piaf in Olivier Dahan’s La Vie en Rose will make its debut on TCM as will Billy Crystal’s 1995 directorial debut, the rom-com Forget Paris. In the evening hours, Judy Garland stars in a family friendly double feature that includes the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz and the 1962 animated feature Gay Purr-ee. After a riotous Norman Jewison-directed episode of Judy Garland’s TV show co-starring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin from 1962, TCM’s Silent Sunday Nights brings us an eerie vision of the future with Fritz Lang’s landmark Metropolis from 1927. TCM Imports celebrates the best of Asian cinema from the 1950’s with a double feature of Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali and Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 epic Rashomon. Like a true nature’s child we were born, born to be wild! And so are the stars of these movies! Monday kicks off with a slate of films about life on the open road on a big black Harley Davidson motorcycle. Frequent TCM favorites such as Marlon Brando in The Wild One and Dennis Hopper’s counterculture classic Easy Rider from 1969 will be shown as will 1985’s Mask and the Charlie Chaplin-Mabel Normand silent short film Mabel at the Wheel from 1914. After an exciting look at Tupperware (did somebody say Match Your Mood), we salute the wonderfully talented Angela Lansbury, Jessica Fletcher herself. As Angela Lansbury was a huge star at MGM, most of these films will have been shown plenty on TCM, but I believe they are still worth watching particularly due to the presence of Angela Lansbury. Gaslight and The Reluctant Debutante are among the highlights, and underrated Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy vehicle State of the Union stands out due to Lansbury’s performance. Tuesday is Disney Day on TCM and we’re doubling down with two programming slates of Disney movies. The morning showcases films starring Disney voice actors. First Winnie the Pooh helps an allied battalion hold off the Germans in A Walk in the Sun. Then Timothy J. Mouse tries to stop Buster Keaton from stealing the woman he loves while Jiminy Cricket plays the ukulele in Edward Sedgwick’s Doughboys from 1930. The morning will also show off the serious acting skills of The Fairy Godmother, Colonel Hathi, J. Worthington Foulfellow, Maleficent, Ludwig von Drake and Baloo. In the afternoon, animators Andreas Deja and Floyd Norman join host Leonard Maltin for another iteration of Treasures from the Disney Vault. The animation legends talk about their times at the Disney Studios, Floyd during the transitional period and Andreas during the Disney Renaissance before showcasing another great lineup of Disney programming. This includes the premieres of The Snowball Express from 1972 and That Darn Cat! from 1965. Wednesday kicks off with a slate of my favorite films including the premiere of Richard Linklater’s rock and roll love letter to teenage abandonment Dazed and Confused and the high stepping and fashionable musical duo of The Music Man and An American in Paris. All of these films mentioned truly made me think more about the power of film and I feel they best represent my enjoyment of the cinematic media. It also gives me an excuse to watch Grease. In the evening, our special guest programmer is the well-respected John Keating, professor of literature at Welton Academy who has volunteered his time to give us a fascinating look into his favorite movies including his two most-loved John Wayne films. The professor shares his love of the cinema and poetry by introducing his favorite film about a teacher, 2002’s The Emperor’s Club which will be making its debut on TCM. He hopes you enjoy this time together. Thursday sees a slate of nostalgia summer movies including the 1993 baseball film The Sandlot, which will be making its long-awaited debut and is a favorite of mine from my childhood. In the evening, after a tribute to cartoon legend and icon Bugs Q. Bunny (I decided to give him a nickname), we wrap up an exciting Thursday with a salute to directorial debuts by such auteurs as Spike Lee and Steven Spielberg as well as the debut of one of my favorite offerings from Kermit and his friends, The Great Muppet Caper, the directorial debut of Muppets creator Jim Henson. On Friday, we switch to a salute to the films of 1949, a usually unheralded year when compared to the year that occurred a decade prior, but one that is not without its fair share of cinematic riches. These include Carol Reed’s suspense masterpiece The Third Man and Katharine Hepburn’s strong performance as Amanda Bonner in George Cukor’s comedy Adam’s Rib. In the evening we salute the four-legged canine set with a salute to dogs and their masters. We then hand it over to Ben Mankiewicz and special guest co-host, Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan for a night of “Ladies” at the Movies. Four films with the word “lady” in the title including Ronan’s own film Lady Bird directed by Greta Gerwig. Friday is also the second most exciting of the days of the week because TCM will debut two films on the channel revolving around the subject of kids during the Cold War. These films, both oddly enough released in the year 1999, are the coming-of-age drama October Sky and the animated cult classic The Iron Giant. Saturday caps off the week with a series of films dealing with the contentious nature of good vs evil as personified by God and the devil. These include the 1941 classic The Devil and Daniel Webster starring Walter Huston as the Lord of Darkness and the comedy Oh God! which offers a very unique perspective about our perception of God. I’m going to Disneyworld! But I’m not the only one, as the afternoon showcase on Disney as the vacation capital of California would attest to. 40 Pounds of Trouble starring Tony Curtis and Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney himself will make their TCM debuts. After what I think is a long-awaited and deserved tribute to birthday boy and fellow Canuck Norman Jewison, TCM brings us one final guest host, acclaimed film director Robert Townsend to present a trio of films exploring the African-American experience during the 1980’s including the premieres of The Brother from Another Planet starring Joe Morton and directed by John Sayles and Townsend’s own Hollywood Shuffle, a hilarious satire of the film industry from 1987.

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