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TCM Challenge #37 -- "The Children's Hour" CHALLENGES

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TCM Programming Challenge #37 

“The Children’s Hour”

 

 

Challenge #1:  Work Time.

 

You are to program a block of films (minimum of 4) featuring an actor whose most active and recognized years in film were when he/she was a child or adolescent. This actor can be, but does not have to be, your SOTM. Your chosen actor can be either a star or a supporting player. Note:  The films programmed must be films which showcase your selection in the child/adolescent period of his/her career ONLY. You may have 3 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit.  Mark these:  Child-Exempt

 

Challenge #2:  Play Time.

 

You are to program a block of films (minimum of 4) based on the name of a classic children’s game.  Some examples of these would be games such as:  “Monopoly,” “Hide & Go Seek,” “Old Maid,” etc. You may have 3 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit.  Mark these:  Game-Exempt.

 

Challenge #3:   Rhyme Time

 

You are to program a block of films (minimum of 4) based on a nursery rhyme.  Have fun with this one! You may have 3 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit.  Mark these:  Rhyme-Exempt.

 

Challenge #4:   Nostalgia Time (optional)

 

You are to program a block of films (minimum of 4) based on what you, as a child, told everyone you wanted to be when you grew up. That’s right, if YOU, at a tender age, longed to be a brain surgeon (or a lion tamer!) choose films which would be appropriate. You may have 2 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit.  Mark these:  Nostalgia-Exempt.

 

Challenge #5:  Guest Programmer (optional)

 

In honor of Challenge #37, you are to program a block of films  (minimum of 4) with a guest programmer who is a character from a 1937 or 1973 film.  You may have 2 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit.  Mark these:  3773- Exempt.

 

You may use up to 12 premieres in this challenge. The week selected must be between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

 

This challenge starts at 12:00 PM (EST) Sunday, October 1, 2017 and ends 11:59 AM (EST) Sunday, October 29, 2017. 

 

Good luck and have fun!

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Great challenge Lydecker! I'm thinking already.

 

Question: I'm assuming that for the child actor block, someone like Natalie Wood wouldn't be appropriate since her adult career was just as prolific as her child career, correct?

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Great challenge Lydecker! I'm thinking already.

 

Question: I'm assuming that for the child actor block, someone like Natalie Wood wouldn't be appropriate since her adult career was just as prolific as her child career, correct?

Exactly right.  

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You are to program a block of films (minimum of 4) featuring an actor whose most active and recognized years in film were when he/she was a child or adolescent.

 

Do you mean most active years in front of the camera? SInce there were several child actors who went behind the camera as adults, and were or are still very active, can we count them?

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(P.S. You have 2 challenge #3s!)

 

Thanks. Fixed!!!  Would you believe I proofed this multiple times . . . 

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Do you mean most active years in front of the camera? SInce there were several child actors who went behind the camera as adults, and were or are still very active, can we count them?

 

Yes.  Looking for actors who were known primarily as child stars/actors.  For instance, Mickey Rooney acted beyond his child/adolescence period but when you think of his career, I bet you think mostly of his Andy Hardy, etc. days. He would be eligible. As opposed to Elizabeth Taylor who was a child star but more of her career was as an adult.  She would not be eligible. Think: Shirley Temple, Sybil Jason, Dickie Moore, etc. etc.

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Do you mean most active years in front of the camera? SInce there were several child actors who went behind the camera as adults, and were or are still very active, can we count them?

 

Child actors who went BEHIND the camera as adults are eligible.  

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I've already started work on my schedule and have most of the first day finished.

 

Not surprised.  You always come up with a great schedule quickly.  Looking forward to seeing it.

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NOTE TO ALL CHALLENGERS:

 

When you are ready, please post your schedules in this thread, "Challenges" as opposed to the "The Children's Hour" rules thread. Sorry for any confusion. Just trying to keep all of the schedules in one place for all to enjoy.

 

Thanks!

 

Lydecker

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Reposting from the other thread:

 

Schedule for May 5-11, 2019

 

Star of the Month: Mildred Natwick

TCM Spotlight: Swan Songs

The Essentials: Wild Strawberries (1957)

Silent Sunday Nights: The Sheik (1921) & Son of the Sheik (1926)

TCM Imports: Children of Paradise (1945)

TCM Underground: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) & Logan's Run (1976)

Work Time: Baby Le Roy

Play Time: Go Fish

Rhyme Time: Hickory Dickory Dock

Nostalgia Time: Author/Writer/Reporter

Guest Programmer: Vicki Lester Maine (nee Esther Victoria Blodgett) from A Star is Born (1937)

 

Decade Breakdown:

1920s: 8

1930s: 15

1940s: 24

1950s: 14

1960s: 13

1970s: 8

1980s: 2

1990s: 1

2000s: 0

2010s: 1

 

TCM Premieres:

1. Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

2. Junior Miss (1945)

3. Home, Sweet Homicide (1946)

4. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

5. You and Me (1938)

6. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

7. Tiger Bay (1959)

8. Death of a Salesman (1951)

9. Sanctuary (1961)

10. Hot Spell (1958)

11. What's So Bad About Feeling So Good? (1968)

12. The Pleasure of His Company (1961)

 

Exempt Premieres:

1. The Lemon Drop Kid (1934) (Work Time: Baby Le Roy)

2. A Bedtime Story (1933) (Work Time: Baby Le Roy)

3. Mary Poppins (1964) (Guest Programmer)

4. Body Heat (1981) (Guest Programmer)

5. About Time (2013) (Rhyme Time: Hickory Dickory Dock)

6. Accent on Youth (1935) (Nostalgia Time)

7. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (TCM Underground)

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

 

The One-of-a-kind WC Fields

 

6:00 AM International House (1933) WC Fields & Peggy Hopkins Joyce D: A. Edward Sutherland Paramount 70 min. (P/s)

7:15 AM My Little Chickadee (1940) WC Fields & Mae West D:Edward Cline Universal 83 min. P/s

8:45 AM David Copperfield (1934) Freddie Bartholomew & Edna May Oliver D: George Cukor MGM 130 min

11:00 AM Million Dollar Legs (1932) WC Fields & Lyda Roberti D: Edward Cline Paramount 61 min P/s

12:15 PM Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) WC Fields & Gloria Jean D: Edward Cline Universal 71 min P/s

 

Work Time: Baby Le Roy (Challenge #1)

1:30 PM Tillie and Gus (1933) WC Fields & Baby Le Roy D: Francis Martin Paramount 58 min. P/s

2:30 PM The Lemon Drop Kid (1934) Lee Tracy & Helen Mack D: Marshall Neilan Paramount 71 min Child-Exempt Premiere #1

3:45 PM Alice in Wonderland (1933) Charlotte Henry & WC Fields D:Norman Z MacLeod Paramount 77 min P/s

5:15 PM Torch Singer (1933) Claudette Colbert & Ricardo Cortez D: Alexander Hall & George Soames Paramount 71 min P/s

6:30 PM A Bedtime Story (1933) Maurice Chevalier & Helen Twelvetrees D: Norman Taurog Paramount 87 min. Child-Exempt Premiere #2

 

Double Feature: Suspense/Comedies of 1978

 

8:00 PM Foul Play (1978) Goldie Hawn & Chevy Chase D: Colin Higgins Paramount 115 min. P/s

10:00 PM Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) Jacqueline Bisset & Robert Morley D: Tod Kotcheff WB/Lorimar 117 min. Premiere #1

 

Silent Sunday Nights: Rudolph Valentino Double Feature

12:00 AM The Sheik (1921) Rudolph Velentino & Agnes Ayres D:George Melford Paramount 80 min P/s

1:30 AM Son of the Sheik (1926) Rudolph Valentino & Vilma Banky D:George Fitzmaurice Paramount 72 min P/s

 

TCM Imports

 

2:45 AM Children of Paradise (1945) Jean-Louis Barrault & Arletty D: Marcel Carne Janus 195 min (p/s)

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

 

Architects

6:00 AM The Towering Inferno (1974) Paul Newman & Steve McQueen D: John Guillerman & Irwin Allen 20th Century Fox/WB 166 min. (P/s)

9:00 AM The Fountainhead (1949) Gary Cooper & Patricia Neal D: King Vidor WB 114 min.

11:00 AM Strangers When We Meet (1960) Kirk Douglas & Kim Novak D: Richard Quine Columbia 117 min (p/s)

 

Work Time Part II: Peggy Ann Garner

 

1:00 PM The Pied Piper (1942) Monty Woolley & Roddy McDowell D: Irving Pichel 20th Century Fox 86 min (p/s)

2:30 PM Junior Miss (1945) Peggy Ann Garner & Allyn Joslyn D: George Seaton 20th Century Fox 94 min Premiere #2

4:15 PM A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Peggy Ann Garner & Dorothy McGuire D: Elia Kazan 20th Century Fox 128 min (p/s)

6:30 PM Home Sweet Homicide (1946) Peggy Ann Garner & Randolph Scott D: Lloyd Bacon 20th Century Fox 90 min Premiere #3

 

Star of the Month: Mildred Natwick

 

8:00 PM Barefoot in the Park (1967) Jane Fonda & Robert Redford D: Gene Saks Paramount 105 min (p/s)

10:00 PM The Court Jester (1956) Danny Kaye & Glynis Johns D: Norman Panama & Melvin Frank Paramount 101 min (p/s)

11:45 PM The Long Voyage Home (1940) John Wayne & Thomas Mitchell D: John Ford UA 105 min (p/s)

1:45 AM Yolanda and the Thief (1948) Fred Astaire & Lucille Bremer D: Vincente Minnelli MGM 108 min.

3:45 AM Dangerous Liaisons (1988) John Malkovich & Glenn Close D: Stephen Frears WB/Lorimar 120 min Premiere #4

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

 

Visiting the Department Store

6:00 AM It (1927) Clara Bow & Antonio Moreno D: Clarence Badger Paramount 72 min (p/s)

7:15 AM Safety Last (1923) Harold Lloyd & Mildred Davis Fred Newmeyer & Sam Taylor Pathe 78 min. (P/s)

8:45 AM Employee's Entrance (1933) Warren William & Liretta Young D: Roy Del Ruth WB 75 min

10:00 AM The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) Charles Coburn & Jean Arthur D: Sam Wood RKO 92 min (p/s)

11:45 AM You and Me (1938) Sylvia Sidney & George Raft D: Fritz Lang Paramount 90 min. Premiere #5

1:15 PM Christmas in July (1940) Dick Powell & Ellen Drew D: Preston Sturges Paramount 67 min (p/s)

 

Work Time Part III: Hayley Mills

 

2:30 PM Whistle Down the Wind (1961) Hayley Mills & Alan Bates D: Bryan Forbes Rank 99 min. Premiere #6

4:15 PM Tiger Bay (1959) John Mills & Hayley Mills D: J. Lee Thompson Rank 105 min Premiere #7

6:00 PM The Chalk Garden (1964) Deborah Kerr & Hayley Mills D: Ronald Neame Universal 106 min (p/s)

 

Play Time: Go Fish: Films concerning Fishing and Fishermen

8:00 PM Libeled Lady (1936) William Powell & Myrna Loy D: Jack Conway MGM 98 min

9:45 PM A River Runs Through It (1992) Craig Scheffer & Brad Pitt D:Robert Redford Columbia 123 min (p/s)

12:00 AM Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) Rock Hudson & Paula Prentiss D: Howard Hawks Universal 120 min (p/s)

2:15 AM The Breaking Point (1950) John Garfield & Patricia Neal D: Michael Curtiz WB 97 min (p/s)

4:00 AM Min and Bill (1930) Marie Dressler & Wallace Beery D: George Hill MGM 70 min.

5:15 AM The Old Man and the Sea (1958) Spencer Tracy & Felipe Pazod D: John Sturges WB 86 min (p/s)

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

 

Lawbreakers Meet Ida Lupino

 

6:45 AM The Man I Love (1946) Ida Lupino & Robert Alda D: Raoul Walsh WB 96 min.

8:30 PM High Sierra (1941) Humphrey Bogart & Ida Lupino D: Raoul Walsh WB 100 min

10:15 AM Deep Valley (1947) Ida Lupino & Dane Clark D: Jean Negulesco WB 104 min.

12:00 PM Woman in Hiding (1949) Ida Lupino & Howard Duff D: Michael Gordon Universal 92 min (p/s)

 

Shelley Winters Needs to Stay Away from Water (Based on a Feature from a Schedule in Challenge #23)

 

1:45 PM A Place in the Sun (1951) Montgomery Clift & Elizabeth Taylor D: George Stevens Paramount 122 min. (P/s)

4:00 PM The Night of the Hunter (1955) Robert Mitchum & Shelley Winters D: Charles Laughton UA 93 min (p/s)

5:45 PM The Poseidon Adventure (1972) Gene Hackman & Ernest Borgnine D: Ronald Neame 20th Century Fox 117 min. P/s

7:45 PM Short: Traveltalks MGM 9 min.

 

Guest Programmer: Vicki Lester Maine (nee Esther Victoria Blodgett) from A Star is Born (1937)

 

8:00 PM Mary Poppins (1964) Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke D; Robert Stevenson Disney 139 min. GP-Exempt Premiere #1

10:30 PM What's Up, Doc? (1972) Barbra Streisand & Madeline Kahn D: Peter Bogdonovich WB 94 min. (P/s)

12:15 AM Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939) Robert Donat & Greer Garson D: Sam Wood MGM 114 min.

2:15 AM Body Heat (1981) William Hurt & Kathleen Turner D: Lawrence Kasdan WB/Ladd Company 113 min. GP-Exempt Premiere #2

4:15 AM To Have and Have Not (1944) Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall D: Howard Hawks WB 100 min.

 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

 

Rhyme Time: Hickory Dickory Dock : Films Concerning Clocks, Clock Towers, and Time

 

6:00 AM The Clock (1945) Judy Garland & Robert Walker D: Vincente Minnelli MGM 90 min

7:30 AM About Time (2013) Domhnall Gleeson & Rachel McAdams D: Richard Curtis Universal/Working Title 124 min Rhyme-Exempt Premiere #1

9:45 PM The Stranger (1946) Edward G. Robinson & Loretta Young D: Orson Welles RKO 98 min. (P/s)

11:30 PM Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) David Niven & Cantiflias D: Michael Anderson UA 183 min (p/s)

2:45 PM On the Town (1949) Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra D: Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen MGM 98 min

4:30 PM Seven Chances (1925) Buster Keaton & Ruth Dwyer D: Buster Keaton MGM 56 min (p/s)

5:30 PM The Honey Pot (1967) Rex Harrison & Maggie Smith D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz UA 131 min. (p/s)

7:49 PM Short: Traveltalks MGM 9 min.

 

Nostalgia Time: Author/Writer/Reporter

 

8:00 PM Arise My Love (1940) Claudette Colbert & Ray Milland D: Mitchell Leisen Paramount 113 min. (P/s)

10:00 PM Accent on Youth (1935) Sylvia Sidney & Herbert Marshall D: Wesley Ruggles Paramount 77 min Nostalgia-Exempt Premiere #1

11:30 PM Sitting Pretty (1948) Clifton Webb & Maureen O'Hara D:Walter Lang 20th Century Fox 84 min (p/s)

1:00 AM Cluny Brown (1946) Charles Boyer & Jennifer Jones D: Ernst Lubitsch 20th Century Fox 100 min (p/s)

2:45 AM Theodora Goes Wild (1936) Irene Dunne & Melvin Douglas D: Richard Boleslawski Columbia 94 min. (P/s)

4:30 AM A Night to Remember (1942) Loretta Young & Brian Aherne D: Richard Wallace Columbia 91 min (p/s)

 

Friday, May 10, 2019

 

Music by Alex North

 

6:15 AM All Fall Down (1962) Brandon De Wilde & Angela Lansbury D: John Frankenheimer MGM 110 min

8:15 AM The Wonderful Country (1959) Robert Mitchum & Julie London D: Robert Parrish UA 96 min (p/s)

10:00 AM Death of a Salesman (1951) Fredric March & Mildred Dunnock D: Laslo Benedik Columbia 117 min. Premiere #8

12:00 PM Sanctuary (1961) Lee Remick & Yves Montand D: Tony Richardson 20th Century Fox 100 min. Premiere #9

1:45 PM Hot Spell (1958) Shirley Booth & Anthony Quinn D: Daniel Mann Paramount 86 min. Premiere #10

3:15 PM Desiree (1954) Marlon Brando & Jean Simmons D: Henry Koster 20th Century Fox 110 min (p/s)

5:15 PM The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) Anthony Quinn & Oskar Werner D: Michael Anderson MGM 162 min.

 

TCM Spotlight: Swan Songs

8:00 PM The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) Ingrid Bergman & Robert Donat D: Mark Robson 20th Century Fox 158 min (p/s)

10:45 PM What's So Bad About Feeling So Good? (1968) Mary Tyler Moore & George Peppard D: George Seaton Universal 98 min. Premiere #11

12:30 AM Walk Don't Run (1966) Samantha Eggar & Cary Grant D: Charles Walters Columbia 114 min. (P/s)

2:30 AM To Be or Not to Be (1942) Carole Lombard & Jack Benny D: Ernst Lubitsch UA 99 min (p/s)

4:15 AM Her Cardboard Lover (1942) Norma Shearer & Robert Taylor D: George Cukor MGM 93 min.

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

 

Without Singing a Note

6:00 AM Midnight Lace (1960) Doris Day & Rex Harrison D: David Miller Universal 108 min. (P/s)

8:00 AM Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) Spencer Tracy & Maximillian Schell D:Stanley Kramer UA 178 min. (P/s)

11:00 AM The Pleasure of His Company (1961) Fred Astaire & Lilli Palmer D: George Seaton Paramount 115 min. Premiere #12

1:00 PM The Catered Affair (1956) Bette Davis & Debbie Reynolds D: Richard Brooks MGM 93 min.

 

Without Saying a Word

2:45 PM Our Dancing Daughters (1928) Joan Crawford & Johnny Mack Brown D: Harry Beaumont MGM 83 min.

4:15 PM Torrent (1926) Ricardo Cortez & Greta Garbo D: Monta Bell MGM 87 min.

5:45 PM The White Sister (1923) Lillian Gish & Ronald Colman D: Henry King Goldwyn 130 min.

 

The Essentials: Ingmar Bergman

 

8:00 PM Wild Strawberries (1957) Victor Sjostrom & Ingrid Thulin D:Ingmar Bergman Janus 90 min (p/s)

9:45 PM The Seventh Seal (1957) Max Von Sydow & Gunnar Bjornstrand D: Ingmar Bergman Janus 96 min (p/s)

11:30 PM The Magic Flute (1974) Ulric Cold & Joseph Kostlinger D: Ingmar Bergman Janus 134 min (p/s)

 

TCM Underground: Major Studio Cult Moviemaking of the 1970s

 

2:00 AM The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Tim Curry & Susan Sarandon D: Jim Sharman 20th Century Fox 95 min. Underground-Exempt Premiere

3:45 AM Logan's Run (1976) Michael York & Jenny Agutter D:Michael Anderson MGM 120 min

5:48 AM Short: Making of Logan's Run MGM 10 min.

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CInemaInternational:

 

Amazing schedule.  Very impressed that you took on all 5 challenges!  Love Baby Le Roy along with the other child stars you featured. "Go Fish" is perfect as is "Hickory Dickory Dock." Vicki Lester as GP and her selections are inspired. "Without Singing A Note" is such fun and, I laughed out loud at "Shelley Winters Needs To Stay Away From Water!"  Great job.

 

Lydecker 

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Great schedule Cinema Int'l!

 

I liked the choice of Peggy Ann Garner.  She was on my shortlist of child actors that I was considering for this challenge.  I also do love Hayley Mills so I was happy to see her featured as well.

 

I enjoyed the fishing and time spotlights and the "Shelley Winters Needs to Stay Away From Water" theme was hilarious.  In fact, Shelley needs to stay away from everyone and everything, because she seems to get killed in almost every movie I've seen her in.

 

And anytime Rocky Horror Picture Show is on a schedule, that makes it gold as far as I'm concerned.

 

I'm also impressed that you whipped out this schedule so quickly.  I'm still trying to pin down what time frame I want to use and who I want to feature for SOTM.

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Wow, CInemaInternational, that's a great schedule! I LOVE Mildred Natwick! I love how many child stars you featured--I'm having trouble narrowing it down myself, so that's a great solution. Lots of great movies in the Hickory DIckory Dock section and the Swan Songs--maybe someday they'll show WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT FEELING GOOD? if we schedule it enough. This schedule is a thrown gauntlet if I ever saw one.

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How are everyone's schedules going? I'm currently on Day 7.

 

I am still in the planning stages, but I have been very busy with work (lots of Inventory Control problems lately).  I'm hoping to finalize things this week/weekend.

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I am still in the planning stages, but I have been very busy with work (lots of Inventory Control problems lately).  I'm hoping to finalize things this week/weekend.

 

Awesome SpeedRacer! I look forward to reading your schedule as always!

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