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TCM Programming Challenge #38: Vacation Time!

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Bravo, LP!! Another clever schedule with lots to love including:  75th Anniversary of 1944 films (what a year that was!) Oxymoronic Titles, Fortune Hunters and Bring the Whole Family. Doc Brown is an inspired traveling companion and I love your take on your "Dream Vacation" and your Desert Island films.  Amazing as always.  

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SansFin's Schedule for Challenge #38
March 31, 2019 to April 6, 2019

Star of the Month: Peter O'Toole

Birthday Tributes:
Toshirô Mifune
Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE
Leslie Howard
Robert E. Sherwood
Roger Corman

Friday Night Spotlight - Anthologies


Sunday - March 31st
Not All Angels Are Perfect

6:00 AM The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954) Felix Aylmer, Diane Cilento, Robert Eddison. Dir: Alan Bromly, Group 3, 76mins. (Premiere # 1)

7:30 AM We're No Angels (1955) Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov. Dir: Michael Curtiz, Paramount, 106 mins. P/S

9:30 AM Angels in the Outfield (1951) Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Clarence Brown, MGM, 99 mins.

11:15 AM Cabin in the Sky (1943) Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Ethel Waters, Lena Horne. Dir: Vincente Minnelli, MGM, 99 mins.

1:00 PM For Heaven's Sake (1950) Clifton Webb, Joan Bennett, Robert Cummings. Dir: George Seaton, Fox, 92 mins. P/S

2:45 PM The Bishop's Wife (1947) Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven. Dir: Henry Koster, RKO, 109 mins.

4:45 PM Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes. Dir: Alexander Hall, Columbia, 94mins. P/S

6:30 PM L'ange et la femme (1977) Carole Laure, Lewis Furey, Jean Comptois. Dir: Gilles Carle, Films RSL, 88mins. (Premiere # 2)


Challenge #1: Vacation Destination
Hell. I am a great believer that you should vacation in a place before moving there permanently.

8:00 PM Liliom (1934) Charles Boyer, Madeleine Ozeray, Robert Arnoux. Dir: Fritz Lang, Les Productions Fox Europa, 118mins. P/S

10:00 PM Scrooge (1970) Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans. Dir: Ronald Neame, Cinema Center, 113mins, P/S 

Silent Sunday Night
12:00 AM L'Inferno (1911) Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro. Dir: Francesco Bertolini, Milano Film, 68mins. (Silent-Exempt)

TCM Import
1:15 AM Saatanan radikaalit (1971) Paavo Piironen, Heikki Nousiainen, Timo Nissi. Dir: Heikki Huopainen, Filmituotanto Spede Pasanen, 75mins. (Import-Exempt)

2:30 AM Jigoku (1960) Shigeru Amachi, Utako Mitsuya, Yôichi Numata. Dir: Nobuo Nakagawa, Shintoho Film Distribution Committee, 101mins. P/S

4:15 AM Angel on My Shoulder (1946) Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains. Dir: Archie Mayo, Rogers Prod., 100 min. P/S 


Monday - April 1
Toshirô Mifune Birthday Tribute

6:00 AM Love in a Teacup (1953) Toshirô Mifune, Ineko Arima, Hajime Izu. Dir: Yasuki Chiba, Toho, 87mins. (Premiere # 3)

7:30 AM The Life of Oharu (1952) Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi, Koi, 133mins., P/S

9:45 AM Muhomatsu, the Rickshaw Man (1958) Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa. Dir: Hiroshi Inagaki, Toho, 104mins. P/S

11:30 AM Samurai Rebellion (1967) Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi, Toho, 128mins. P/S

1:45 PM Yojimbo (1961) Toshirô Mifune, Eijiro Tono, Seizaburo Kawazu. Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Toho, 110mins. P/S

3:45 PM The Bad Sleep Well (1960) Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyoko Kagawa. Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Toho, 151mins. P/S

6:30 PM Rashomon (1950) Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori. Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Daiei, 88mins. P/S


Challenge #2: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
TARDIS. Why settle for one world when you can see all of space and time?

8:00 PM Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden. Dir: Gordon Flemyng, AARU Prods., 82 mins. P/S

9:30 PM Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks. Dir: Gordon Flemyng, AARU Prods., 84 mins. P/S 

11:00 PM The Day of the Doctor (2013) Matt Smith, David Tennant, Tom Baker. Dir: Nick Hurran, BBC, 85mins. (Transportation-Exempt)

12:30 AM Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks (2016) Patrick Troughton, Michael Craze, Pamela Ann Davy. Dir: Christopher Barry, BBC, 161 min (Transportation-Exempt)

3:15 AM I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970) Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský. Dir: Oldrich Lipský, Ceskoslovenský Státní Film, 95mins. (Premiere # 4)

5:00 AM Mysterious Doctor (1943) John Loder, Eleanor Parker, Bruce Lester. Dir: Ben Stoloff, MGM, 56 mins.


Tuesday - April 2nd
Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE Birthday Tribute

5:00AM The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James. Dir: Charles Crichton, Ealing Studios, 78 mins. P/S

7:30 AM The Ladykillers (1955) Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Katie Johnson. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick, JAR, 87 mins. P/S

9:00 AM Hotel Paradiso (1966) Alec Guinness, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley. Dir: Peter Glenville, MGM, 98mins.

10:45 AM To Paris With Love (1955) Alec Guinness, Odile Versois, Vernon Gray. Dir: Robert Hamer, Two Cities Films, 78 mins. P/S

12:15 PM The Captain's Paradise (1953) Alec Guinness, Celia Johnson, Yvonne de Carlo. Dir: Anthony Kimmins, London Film Prods., 89mins. P/S

1:45 PM All at Sea (1957) Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham. Dir: Charles Frend, Ealing Studios, 67mins. P/S

3:00 PM Last Holiday (1950) Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh. Dir: Henry Caas, ABPC, 88mins. P/S

4:30 PM Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood. Dir: Robert Hamer, Ealing Studios, 106 mins. P/S

6:30 PM The Man in the White Suit (1951) Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker. Dir: Alexander MacKendrick, Ealing Studios, 85mins. P/S


Challenge #3: Travel Companion as Guest Programmer
The Doctor as portrayed by Matt Smith in The Day of the Doctor (2013)

8:00 PM The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943) Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Brigitte Horney. Dir: Josef von Báky, UFA, 110 mins. P/S

10:00 PM Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963) Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Smolík, Dana Medrická, Dir: Jindrich Polák, Filmové, 81 mins. (Companion-Exempt)

11:30 PM Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, William Schallert. Dir: Joseph Sargent, Universal, 100 mins. (Companion-Exempt)

1:15 AM She (1935) Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack. Dir: Lansing C. Holden, RKO, 101mins. (Premiere # 5)

3:00 AM Zardoz (1974) Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman. Dir: John Boorman, Boorman Prods., 105 mins. P/S 

4:45 AM Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard. Dir: Bernard L. Kowalski, AIP, 62 mins. PD


Wednesday - April 3rd
Leslie Howard Birthday Salute

6:00 AM Stand-In (1937) Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Tay Garnett, Walter Wanger Prods., 90mins. P/S

7:30 AM The Petrified Forest (1936) Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin. Dir: Archie L Mayo, WB, 82mins.

9:00 AM Service For Ladies (1932) Leslie Howard, George Grossmith, Benita Hume. Dir: Alexander Korda, Paramount British Pictures, 73mins. P/S

10:15 AM It's Love I'm After (1937) Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Archie Mayo, WB, 90mins.

11:45 AM British Agent (1934) Leslie Howard, Kay Francis, William Gargan. Dir: Michael Curtiz, First National, 80mins. P/S

1:15 PM Smilin' Through (1932) Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Fredric March. Dir: Sidney Franklin, MGM, 98mins.

3:00 PM Berkeley Square (1933) Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Valerie Taylor. Dir: Frank Lloyd, Fox, 88mins. P/S

4:30 PM The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935) Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey. Dir: Harold Young, London Film Prods., 97mins. P/S

6:15 PM Pygmalion (1938) Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard, Wilfrid Lawson. Dir: Anthony Asquith, Gabriel Pascal Productions, 96mins. P/S


Challenge #4: Desert Island Films

8:00 PM The Hidden Fortress (1958) Toshiro Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Toho, 126mins. P/S

10:15 PM Jolly Fellows (1934) 96 min. Leonid Utyosov, Lyubov Orlova, Mariya Strelkova. Dir: Grigori Aleksandrov, Moskinokombinat, 96mins. (Island-Exempt)

12:00 AM Saawariya (2007) Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rani Mukerji. Dir: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, SPE Films, 142mins. (Island-Exempt)

2:30AM The Forty-first (1956) Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov. Dir: Grigoriy Chukhray, Mosfilm, 88mins. (Premiere # 6)

4:00 AM Floating Weeds (1959) Machiko Kyo, Ganjiro Nakamura, Haruko Sugimura. Dir: Yasujiro Ozu, Daiei Studios, 119mins. P/S


Thursday - April 4th
Playwright and Screenwriter Robert E. Sherwood Birthday Tribute

6:00 AM Reunion in Vienna (1933) John Barrymore, Diana Wynyard, Frank Morgan. Dir: Sidney Franklin, MGM, 98mins.

7:45 AM Idiot's Delight (1939) Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Edward Arnold. Dir: Clarence Brown, MGM, 107mins.

9:45 AM The Ghost Goes West (1935) Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette. Dir: René Clair, London Film Prods., 95mins. P/S

11:30 AM Rebecca (1940) Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock, Selznick International, 130mins. P/S

1:45 PM The Divorce of Lady X (1938) Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes. Dir: Tim Whelan, London Film Prods, 91mins. P/S

3:30 PM The Bishop's Wife (1947) Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven. Dir: Henry Koster, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 109mins. P/S

5:30 PM The Royal Bed (1931) Mary Astor, Lowell Sherman, Anthony Bushell. Dir: Lowell Sherman, RKO, 75mins.

6:45 PM Two Kinds of Women (1932) Miriam Hopkins, Phillips Holmes, Irving Piche. Dir: William C. de Mille, Paramount, 75mins. (Premiere # 7)


Star Of The Month: Peter O'Toole

8:00 PM How to Steal a Million (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach. Dir: William Wyler, World Wide Prod., 123 mins. P/S

10:15 PM My Favorite Year (1982) Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper. Dir: Richard Benjamin, MGM, 92mins.

12:00 AM The Day Robbed Bank of England (1960) Peter O'Toole, Aldo Ray, Elizabeth Sellars. Dir: John Guillermin, Summit, 85mins. P/S

1:30 AM Great Catherine (1968) Peter O'Toole, Zero Mostel, Jeanne Moreau. Dir: Gordon Flemyng, Keep Films, 98mins. P/S

3:15 AM Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave. Dir: Herbert Ross, MGM, 155mins. 


Friday - April 5th
Roger Corman Birthday Salute

6:00 AM Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson. Dir: Roger Corman, Los Altos, 62 mins. P/S

7:15 AM Bucket of Blood (1959) Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 65 mins. P/S

8:30 AM The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles. Dir: Roger Corman, Filmgroup, 70 mins. PD

9:45 AM House of Usher (1960) Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 79 mins. PD

11:15 AM Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961) Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Robert Towne. Dir: Roger Corman, Corman, 75mins. PD

12:30 PM Pit and the Pendulum (1961) Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 80mins. P/S

2:00 PM Tales of Terror (1962) Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 89mins. P/S

3:30 PM The Haunted Palace (1963) Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr.. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 87mins. P/S

5:00 PM The Raven (1963) Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 86 mins. P/S

6:30 PM The Masque Of The Red Death (1964) Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 86 mins. P/S


Friday Night Spotlight - Anthologies
Why watch one movie when you can watch several at the same time?

8:00 PM Tales of Manhattan (1942) Henry Fonda, Ginger Rogers, Edward G Robinson. Dir: Julien Duvivier, Fox, 127mins. P/S

10:15 PM Kwaidan (1964) Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi, Toho, 125mins. P/S

12:30 AM Le plaisir (1952) Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Simone Simon. Dir: Max Ophüls, Stera Films, 97mins. P/S

2:15 AM Trio (1950) James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Felix Aylmer. Dir: Ken Annakin, Gainsborough Pictures, 91mins. P/S

4:00 AM Quartet (1948) Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming. Dir: Ken Annakin, Gainsborough Pictures, 120mins. P/S


Saturday - April 6th
Never Believe Atoms. They Make Up Everything. 

6:00 AM The Bedford Incident (1965) Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Donald Sutherland. Dir: James B. Harris, Columbia, 102 mins, P/S

7:45 AM Dr. Strangelove (1963) Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Stanley Kubrick, Columbia, 93 mins, P/S

9:30 AM Seven Days to Noon (1950) Barry Jones, Andre Morell, Hugh Cross. Dir: John Boulting, LFP, 97 mins, P/S

11:15 AM The Atomic City (1952) Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Michael Moore. Dir: Jerry Hopper, Paramount, 85 mins. P/S

12:45 PM Creature With the Atom Brain (1955) Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer. Dir: Edward L Cahn, Clover Prods., 69mins. P/S

2:00 PM Them! (1954) James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon. Dir: Gordon Douglas, Warner Bros., 94mins. P/S

3:45 PM The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway. Dir: Eugène Lourié, Jack Dietz Prods., 80mins. P/S

5:15 PM The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955) Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen. Dir:Dan Milner, Milner Brothers Prods., 81mins. P/S

6:45 PM Captain Scarface (1953) Barton MacLane, Leif Erickson, Virginia Grey. Dir: Paul Guilfoyle, Lincoln, 72 mins. P/S


The Essentials:
Mismatched Romances
8:00 PM Avanti! (1972) Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill. Dir: Billy Wilder, Mirisch, 140mins. P/S

10:30 PM Love In The Afternoon (1957) Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier. Dir: Billy Wilder, Allied Artists, 130mins. P/S

12:45 AM Charade (1963) Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau. Dir: Stanley Donen, Rank, 113 mins. P/S

Underground 
2:45AM Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966) Jirí Sovák, Dana Medrická, Olga Schoberová. Dir: Václav Vorlícek, Ceskoslovenský Státní Film, 80mins. (Underground-Exempt)

4:15 AM Four Murders Are Enough, Darling (1971) Lubomír Lipský, Jirina Bohdalová, Iva Janzurová. Dir: Oldrich Lipský, Filmové Studio Barrandov, 103mins. (Premiere # 8)


Silent Sunday Night:
L'Inferno (1911)

TCM Import:
Saatanan radikaalit (1971)

TCM Essentials:
Avanti! (1972)

TCM Underground:
Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)

Destination-Exempt:
None

Transportation-Exempt:
The Day of the Doctor (2013) (This is the 85-minute Theatrical Release version and not the 77-minute Television Release version.)
Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks (2016) (Both the Theatrical Release and Television Release have a 161-minute run-time.)

Companion-Exempt:
Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

Island Exempt:
Jolly Fellows (1934)
Saawariya (2007)

Premieres:
The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954)
L'ange et la femme (1977)
Love in a Teacup (1953)
I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
She (1935)
The Forty-first (1956)
Two Kinds of Women (1932)
Four Murders Are Enough, Darling (1971)

Distribution:

1910s - 1
1920s - 0
1930s - 18
1940s - 11
1950s - 31
1960s - 25
1970s - 8
1980s - 1
1990s - 0
2000s - 1
2010s - 2

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SansFin's Program Notes for Challenge #38
March 31, 2019 to April 6, 2019

Star of the Month: Peter O'Toole

Birthday Tributes:
Toshirô Mifune
Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE
Leslie Howard
Robert E. Sherwood
Roger Corman

Sunday: I believed it wise to begin with a day of angels in hopes of gaining their interest so that they might look favorably on the evening schedule. My choice for the Vacation-Destination Challenge was natural. Many people constantly inform me that I am going to Hell if I do not change my ways and I am a great believer that one should vacation in an area before moving there permanently. All of the movies from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM are part of Challenge response as all have important representations of Hell.

Monday: Toshirô Mifune is one of my favorite actors and so I did need to honor his birthday. The first movie is one for which I have long campaigned for TCM to air. My choice of the TARDIS for the Transportation Challenge seemed natural as it does not limit a person's options in the manner of which conventional modes of transport create. The first two movies have appeared on TCM prior to this and the latter two are closely tied to the television program but did have theatrical releases. The Czech movie which follows them is quite enjoyable.

Tuesday: Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE is another of my favorite actors. He is a very dynamic actor in powerful dramas but I choose to present his lighter fare which is so very delightful. The Doctor is a natural selection for Companion Challenge after selecting his TARDIS as a vehicle. I believe his choices reflect his often outrageous sense of humor.

Wednesday: Leslie Howard is another my of favorite-of-all-time actors. I tried to show his wide range of talents without focusing on intense dramas. I doubt that many will relate well to my selections for Desert-Island Challenge because they are not widely available but they are all dear to my heart.

Thursday: I was amazed when I found a list of playwright and screenwriter Robert E. Sherwood's works. They are so wonderfully varied and of such unerring high quality. I believe that Peter O'Toole deserves to be Star of the Month because of his great body of work and wide range.

Friday: Many other directors have been honored on TCM but I feel that Roger Corman has been slighted in this respect. All of his movies satisfy what I consider the prime prerequisite for filmmaking: they truly entertain. The Friday Night Spotlight is anthologies as the muse is in a huff and refused to provide the inspiration necessary to create a wonderfully silly theme.

Saturday: The theme of the day came out of my wish to end the week with a blast. The Essentials and the remainder of the evening and night are of couples mismatched because of age and/or temperment. I selected TCM Underground and the movie following it in hopes some may be curious of them and seek them out. They are quite marvelous in differing ways and I believe any person will enjoy them.

I do apologize for not creating a humourous week-long theme as is usual for me. My only excuse is that I had to piece this together catch-as-catch-can in increments no longer than an hour at a time. I did not have the freedom of time to create overview of entire week before beginning. 
 

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I am very sorry that I have not had time to both work on an entry and to comment on the wonderful entries posted by others. I will amend this as quickly as possible but it may as yet be some time as I am having to post this entry prior to a proper polishing as my schedule has once again changed and it is likely I will not have more time to work on it. My apologies to all.

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It's nice to see you back SansFin, and I'm happy you submitted a schedule! 

I'm so glad to see Toshirô Mifune is getting a day dedicated to him. What a fine actor. I just love him. And I agree about wishing TCM would show Love in a Teacup. I've never seen it. I laughed out loud when I read your choice of "hell" as a vacation destination. Your means of transportation and traveling companion are fun as well (although I might choose Pond as my companion :)). And finally, I'm happy to see Roger Corman represented. I know his films can be something of an acquired taste, but the man himself always comes across as a knowledgeable and well-spoken filmmaker/film-lover, and I too think TCM should take advantage of that resource while they still can.

Great job SansFin, thanks for participating!

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Just a quick reminder that this challenge ends one week from today, on Saturday February 24th. We've had several fantastic schedules submitted already, and hope to see some more. Have fun!

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On 2/17/2018 at 10:03 AM, Stevomachino said:

Great job SansFin, thanks for participating!

I thank you for your kind words. 

My choice of vacation destination was influenced by Mark Twain's comment: "Heaven for the climate. Hell for society." I truly believe that the people in hell will be a more diverse and interesting group than those in heaven. 

I feel that Amy Pond would be an excellent third member of the party but I would distrust her operation of the TARDIS. It is also that she is able to absorb intense levels of zaniness but it seems to me that she is too level-headed to be a good source for it. Dr. River Song is better in both regards but I find in her streaks of morality and protectiveness which might limit the fun. The best of all would be Missy. That would be the most intense experience albeit the one with the least chance for a safe return.

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On 1/28/2018 at 4:56 PM, CinemaInternational said:

Schedule for January 20-26, 2019

I congratulate you on an excellent schedule. I feel Eve Arden deserves such a showcase as being Star of the Month. I am sure that tagging along with Mame Dennis would be a wonderful experience!

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On 2/5/2018 at 1:02 AM, LonesomePolecat said:

LP’s Schedule for TCM Programming Challenge #38 “Vacation Time!”

 

I am awed at your talent and skill at always bringing us such wonderful schedules!

I see that we share a love for Sir Alec Guinness. I love your tribute to Bob Fosse. He served in so many ways in filmmaking. I am sorry to say that I fear Fox will never allow his: All That Jazz (1949) to air on another station because it is so close to their heart and purse strings. 

Your 75th Anniversary of 1944, Dysfunctional Family, Oxymoronic Titles and Still Good on the 100th Viewing themes are perfect! 

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TCM Programming Challenge #38

February 10 – 16, 2019

 

SUNDAY, February 10

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

CHALLENGE #2  --  PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES (AND BOATS!)

6 AM One Way Passage (1932) William Powell & Kay Francis. Dir:  Tay Garnett. WB, 68 min. p/s

7:15 AM Lifeboat (1944) Tallulah Bankhead & William Bendix. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. 20th Cent. Fox, 96 min. p/s

9 AM The African Queen (1951) Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn. Dir:  John Huston. UA, 105 min. p/s

10:45 AM Houseboat (1958) Cary Grant & Sophia Loren. Dir:  Melville Shavelson. Paramount, 109 min. p/s

12:45 PM Captains Courageous (1937) Freddie Bartholomew & Spencer Tracy. Dir:  Victor Fleming. MGM, 115 p/s

 

 “All I want is to meet a boy with feet as big as mine.”

JIM HUTTON & PAULA PRENTISS

2:45 PM Where The Boys Are (1960) Dolores Hart & Paula Prentiss. Dir: Henry Levin. MGM, 99 min. p/s

4:30 PM The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962) Jim Hutton & Paula Prentiss. Dir: Richard Thorpe. MGM, 90 min. p/s

6 PM Bachelor In Paradise (1961) Bob Hope & Lana Turner. Dir: Jack Arnold. MGM, 109 min. p/s

 

“I was the only swimmer in the movies. Tarzan was long gone by then.”

ESTHER OUT OF WATER.

8 PM The Hoodlum Saint (1946) William Powell & Esther Williams. Dir: Norman Taurog. MGM, 93 min. p/s

10 PM The Unguarded Moment (1956) Esther Williams & George Nader. Dir: Harry Keller. Universal, 90 min. p/s

11:30 PM Inflation (1942) Edward Arnold & Esther Williams. Dir:  Cyril Endfield. MGM, 17 min. p/s

 

“I’ve never been in jail. That is, not often.”

SILENT CAPRA

 12 AM The Matinee Idol (1928) Bessie Love & Johnnie Walker. Dir:  Frank Capra. Columbia, 66 min. p/s

1:15 AM The Way of the Strong (1928) Mitchell Lewis & Alice Day. Dir:  Frank Capra. Columbia, 61 min. Silent-Exempt

 

“To commit suicide in the Seine, one doesn’t need to undress.”

HENRI-GEORGE CLOUZOT

2:30 AM Le Corbeau (1943) Pierre Fresnay & Ginette Leclerc. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Continental Films, 93 min. p/s

4:15 AM Les Diaboliques (1955) Simone Signoret & Vera Clouzot. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Cinedis, 114 min. p/s

 

MONDAY, February 11

“Come all the way from New York just to be stupid in new surroundings?”

FEISTY FEMALES OF A CERTAIN AGE

6:15 AM Lady For A Day (1933) Warren William & May Robson. Dir:  Frank Capra. Columbia, 96 min. p/s

8 AM The Last of Mrs. Cheney (1937) Joan Crawford & William Powell & Jessie Ralph. MGM, 95 min. p/s

9:45 AM Murder On A Honeymoon (1935) Edna May Oliver & James Gleason. Dir:  Lloyd Corrigan RKO, 74 min. p/s

11 AM Mrs. O’Malley & Mr. Malone (1950) Marjorie Main & James Whitmore. Dir:  Norman Taurog. MGM, 69 min. p/s

12:15 PM The Lady Vanishes (1938) Margaret Lockwood & Dame May Whitty. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. Gaumont British, 96 min. p/s

 

“Oh, by the way.  How was my funeral?”

NOT REALLY DEAD.

 2 PM The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) Sydney Greenstreet & Zachary Scott. Dir:  Jean Negulesco. WB, 95 min.

3:45 PM My Favorite Wife. (1940) Cary Grant & Irene Dunne. Dir:  Garson Kanin. RKO, 88 min. p/s

5:15 PM The Unsuspected (1947) Claude Rains & Joan Caufield. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 103 min. p/s

7 PM The Whistler (1944) Richard Dix & Gloria Stuart. Dir:  William Castle. Columbia, 59 min. p/s

 

“I never knew the old Vienna before the war with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm.”

CHALLENGE #1  -- VACATION DESTINATIONS  -- VIENNA

 8 PM Woman In Gold (2015) Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds. Dir:  Simon Curtis. BBC Films, 109 min. Destination-Exempt

10 PM The Third Man (1949) Joseph Cotten & Valli. Dir:  Carol Reed. British Lion Film, 108 min., p/s

12 AM Waltzes From Vienna (1934) Esmond Knight & Jessie Matthews. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. Gaumont British, 80 min. Destination-Exempt

1:30 AM Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) Joan Fontaine & Louis Jourdan. Dir:  Max Opuls. Universal, 87 min. p/s

3 AM Jewel Robbery (1932) William Powell & Kay Francis. William Dieterle. WB, 70 min. p/s

4:15 AM Reunion in Vienna (1933) John Barrymore & Diana Wymard. Dir:  Sidney Franklin. MGM, 98 min. p/s

 

TUESDAY, February 12

“You look about the kind of angel I’d get. Sort of a fallen angel, aren’t you?”

GUARDIAN ANGELS

6 AM The Bishop’s Wife (1947) Cary Grant & Loretta Young. Dir:  Henry Koster, Samuel Goldwyn, 109 min. p/s

8 AM Angels In The Outfield (1951) Paul Douglas & Janet Leigh. Dir:  Clarence Brown. MGM, 99 min. p/s

9:45 AM Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) Robert Montgomery & Claude Rains. Dir:  Alexander Hall. Columbia, 94 min. p/s

11:30 AM It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart & Donna Reed. Dir:  Frank Capra. Liberty Films, 130 min. Premiere

1:45 PM For Heaven’s Sake (1950) Clifton Webb & Joan Bennett. Dir:  George Seaton. 20th Cent. Fox, 92 min. p/s

 

“Come on, don’t try that ‘Good Cop-Bad Cop’ crap.  I practically invented it.”

GOOD COP/BAD COP

3:30 PM Rogue Cop (1954) Robert Taylor & Janet Leigh. Dir:  Roy Rowland. MGM, 92 min. p/s

5:15 PM Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981) Paul Newman & Ed Asner. Dir:  Daniel Petrie. 20th Cent. Fox, 125 min. Premiere

7:30 PM Cops (1920) Buster Keaton. Dir:  Edward Cline & Buster Keaton.

Joseph Schenk Productions, 18 min. p/s

 

 “My soul woman, I give you 3 murders and you’re still not satisfied.”

CHALLENGE #3 --  TRAVELING COMPANIONS  -- NICK & NORA CHARLES

8 PM I Love A Mystery (1945) George Macready & Jim Bannon. Dir:  Henry Levin. Columbia, 69 min. p/s

9:15 PM Dry Martini (1928) Mary Astor & Matt Moore. Dir:  Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast. Fox Film, 80 min. Companion-Exempt

10:45 AM Cocktail Hour (1933) Bebe Daniels & Randolph Scott. Dir:  Victor Schertzinger. Columbia, 73 min. Companion-Exempt

12 AM Private Detective 62 (1933) William Powell & Margaret Lindsay. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 67 min. p/s

1:15 AM Bringing Up Baby (1938) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant & Asta. Dir:  Howard Hawks. RKO, 102 min. p/s

3 AM I’d Rather Be Rich (1964) Sandra Dee & Robert Goulet. Dir:  Jack Smight. Universal, 96 min. Premiere

4:45 AM Murder By An Aristocrat (1936) Lyle Talbot & Marguerite Churchill. Dir:  Frank McDonald. WB, 60 min. p/s

 

WEDNESDAY, February 13

“After slaving all day over a hot typewriter, there’s nothing I like better

than a swan dive into a bottle of bourbon.”

SCREENWRITER BESS MEREDYTH

6 AM A Woman of Affairs (1928) Greta Garbo & John Gilbert. Dir:  Clarence Brown. MGM, 91 min. p/s

7:45 AM Wonder of Women (1929) Lewis Stone & Leila Hyams. Dir: Clarence Brown. MGM, 95 min. p/s

9:30 AM The Affairs of Cellini (1934) Frank Morgan & Constance Bennett. Dir:  Gregory LaCava. 20 Cent. Fox, 80 min.  Premiere

11 AM Strange Interlude (1932) Clark Gable & Norma Shearer. Dir:  Robert Z. Leonard. MGM, 112 min. p/s

 

“Miss Linda Seton entertained a small group of Very Unimportant People.”

ON HOLIDAY

1 PM Holiday (1930) Ann Harding & Mary Astor. Dir:  Edward H. Griffith. Pathe Exchange, 91 min. Premiere

2:45 PM Holiday Camp (1947) Flora Robson & Dennis Price. Dir:  Ken Annakin. Gainsborough Pictures, 97 min. p/s

4:30 PM Last Holiday (1950) Alec Guinness & Beatrice Campbell. Dir:  Henry Cass. Assoc. British Picture Corp. 88 min. Premiere

6 PM Holiday Affair (1949) Robert Mitchum & Janet Leigh. Dir:  Don Hartman, RKO, 87 min. p/s

 

YOUR TRAVEL GUIDE, JAMES A. FITZPATRICK

7:30 PM Picturesque Massachusetts (1942) James A. FitzPatrick, Charles Alden & Hazel French. MGM, 9 min. p/s

7:40 PM Picturesque South Africa (1937) James A. FitzPatrick. MGM, 9 min. p/s

7:50 PM Wandering Through Wales (1948) James A. FitzPatrick. MGM, 10 min. p/s

 

“Shut up and deal.”

CARD GAMES

8 PM Rounders (1998) Matt Damon & Edward Norton. Dir:  John Dahl. Miramax, 121 min. Premiere

10:15 PM The Cincinnati Kid (1965) Steve McQueen & Edward G. Robinson. Dir:  Norman Jewison. MGM, 102 min. p/s

12 AM Casino Royale (2006) Daniel Craig & Eva Green. Dir:  Martin Campbell. MGM, 144 min. Premiere

2:30 AM A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) Henry Fonda & Joanne Woodward. Dir:  Fielder Cook. WB, 95 min. p/s

4:15 AM Gambling Lady (1934) Barbara Stanwyck & Joel McCrea.Dir:  Archie Mayo. WB, 66 min. p/s

5:30 AM Lady Luck (2014) Danny Bolt & Stanley Boud. Dir:  Ren Thackham. Ren Thackham Prod, 18 min.

 

THURSDAY, February 14

Oh, God. I love our life.  I love how it just goes along . . .”

HEARTS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

 6 AM None But The Lonely Heart (1944) Cary Grant & Ethel Barrymore. Dir:  Clifford Odets. RKO, 113 min. p/s

8 AM Ever In My Heart (1933) Barbara Stanwyck & Otto Kruger. Dir: Archie Mayo.  WB, 68 min. p/s

9:15 AM The Hasty Heart (1949) Richard Todd & Ronald Reagan. Dir:  Vincent Sherman. Assoc. British-Pathe/WB, 102 min. p/s

11 AM King of Hearts (1966) Alan Bates & Genevieve Bujold. Dir:  Philippe de Broca. Fildebroc, 102 min. p/s

12:45 PM Heartburn (1986) Meryl Streep & Jack Nicholson. Dir:  Mike Nichols. Paramount, 109 min. Premiere

 

There’s a bit of Don Juan in every man and since I am Don Juan there

must be more of it in me!”

DON JUAN

2:45 PM Don Juan (1926) John Barrymore & Mary Astor. Dir:  Alan Crosland. WB, 112 min. p/s

4:45 PM Don Juan Quilligan (1945) William Bendix & Joan Blondell. Dir:  Frank Tuttle. 20th Cent. Fox, 75 min. Premiere

6 PM Adventures of Don Juan (1948) Errol Flynn & Viveca Lindfors, Dir:  Vincent Sherman. WB, 110 min. p/s

 

“The cap’s out.  Makes me look like a lamb chop with pants on.”

STAR OF THE MONTH --  THELMA RITTER

8 PM Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Maureen O’Hara & John Payne. Dir: George Seaton. 20th Cent. Fox, 96 min. p/s

9:45 PM A Letter To Three Wives (1949) Jeanne Crain & Linda Darnell. Dir:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 20th Cent. Fox, 103 min. p/s

11:30 PM All About Eve (1950) Bette Davis & Anne Baxter. Dir:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 20th Cent. Fox, 138 min. p/s

2 AM Pickup on South Street (1953) Richard Widmark & Jean Peters. Dir:  Samuel Fuller. 20th Cent. Fox, 83 min. p/s

3:30 AM Lucy Gallant (1955) Jane Wyman & Charlton Heston. Dir:  Robert Parrish. Paramount, 104 min. p/s

5:15 AM Perfect Strangers (1950) Ginger Rogers & Dennis Morgan. Dir:  Bretaigne Windust. WB, 92 min. p/s

 

FRIDAY, February 15

 “Well, you’re not exactly Superman, but you’re awfully available.”

A SALUTE TO VERA-ELLEN

7 AM Happy Go Lovely (1951) David Niven & Vera-Ellen. Dir:  H. Bruce Humberstone. Marcel Hellman Prod, 95 min. p/s

8:45 AM The Kid From Brooklyn (1946) Danny Kaye & Vera-Ellen. Dir:  Norman Z. McLeod. Samuel Goldwyn, 116 min. p/s

10:45 AM Three Little Words (1950) Fred Astaire & Vera-Ellen. Dir:  Richard Thorpe. MGM, 102 min. p/s

12:30 PM White Christmas (1954) Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. Paramount, 120 min. p/s

 

“I hope you ain’t gonna be a hard case.”

WORKIN’ ON THE CHAIN GANG

2:30 PM Blackmail (1939) Edward G. Robinson & Ruth Hussey. Dir:  H. C. Potter. MGM, 81 min. p/s

4 PM Cool Hand Luke (1967) Paul Newman & George Kennedy. Dir:  Stuart Rosenberg. Jalem Prod, 126 min. p/s

6:30 PM Hell’s Highway (1932) Richard Dix & Tom Brown. Dir:  Rowland Brown. RKO, 80 min. p/s

 

“You aren’t too smart, are you? I like that in a man.”

TCM SPOTLIGHT --  FEMME FATALE FRIDAY

8 PM Body Heat (1981) William Hurt & Kathleen Turner. Dir:  Lawrence Kasdan. WB, 113 min. Premiere

10 PM The Killers (1946) Burt Lancaster & Ava Gardner. Dir:  Robert Siodmak. Universal, 103 min. p/s

11:45 PM Too Late For Tears (1949) Lizabeth Scott & Don DeFore. Dir:  Byron Haskin. United Artists, 100 min. p/s

1:30 AM The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Lana Turner & John Garfield. Dir:  Tay Garnett. MGM, 113 min. p/s

3:30 AM Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum & Jane Greer. Dir:  Jacques Tourneur. RKO, 97 min. p/s

5:15 AM Human Desire (1954) Glenn Ford & Gloria Grahame. Dir:  Fritz Lang. Columbia, 91 min. p/s

 

SATURDAY, February 16

“Good afternoon, I sell accident insurance on husbands. You got one that’s been around too long? One you’d like to turn into a little hard cash?”

CHALLENGE #4 – DESERT ISLAND FILMS -- MOVIE HEAVEN

7 AM The Thin Man (1934) William Powell & Myrna Loy. Dir:  W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 93 min. p/s

8:45 AM Laura (1944) Gene Tierney & Dana Andrews. Dir:  Otto Preminger. 20th Cent. Fox, 88 min. p/s

10:15 AM Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 102 min. p/s

12 PM Double Indemnity (1944) Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck. Dir:  Billy Wilder. Paramount, 107 min. p/s

2 PM Hoosiers (1986) Gene Hackman & Barbara Hershey. Dir:  David Anspaugh. Orion, 114 min. p/s

4 PM The Rains Came (1939) Tyrone Power & Myrna Loy. Dir:  Clarence Brown. 20th Cent. Fox, 105 min. p/s

6 PM Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden & Gloria Swanson. Dir:  Billy Wilder, Paramount, 110 min.  p/s

 

“The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of control.”

MOVIE HEAVEN CONTINUES

8 PM THE ESSENTIALS:  The Fugitive (1993) Harrison Ford & Tommy Lee Jones. Dir:  Andrew Davis. WB, 130 min. Island-Exempt

10:15 AM Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Harrison Ford & Karen Allen. Dir:  Steven Spielberg. Paramount, 115 min. Island-Exempt

12:15 AM All The President’s Men (1976) Robert Redford & Dustin Hoffman. Dir:  Alan J. Pakula. WB, 138 min. p/s

 

“Count Dracula, monarch of all vampires, is dead, but his disciples live on.”

TCM UNDERGROUND --  BIZARRE BRIDES

 2 45 AM The Brides of Dracula (1960) Peter Cushing & Martita Hunt. Dir:  Terence Fisher. Hammer Films, 85 min. p/s

4:15 AM The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966) Christopher Lee & Douglas Wilmer. Dir:  Don Sharp. Constantin Film, 94 min. p/s

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Lydecker’s TCM Schedule #38 

Week of February 10- 16, 2019

 

SOTM:  Thelma Ritter

The Essential:  The Fugitive (1993)

TCM Spotlight:  Femme Fatales

Silent Sunday:  “The Matinee Idol” (1928) & “The Way of the Strong” (1928)

TCM Import: “Le Corbeau” (1943) & Les Diaboliques (1955)

TCM Underground:  Bizarre Brides

Challenge #1:  Vacation Destination:  Vienna

Challenge #2:  Transportation:  Boats

Challenge #3:  Traveling Companions/Guest Programmer:  Nick & Nora Charles

Challenge #4:  Desert Island Films:  A Day of Movie Heaven

 

 TCM Premieres:

The Way of the Strong (1928) (Exempt PR)

Woman in Gold (2015) (Exempt PR)

Waltzes From Vienna (1934) (Exempt PR)

Dry Martini (1928) (Exempt PR)

Cocktail Hour (1933) (Exempt PR)

The Fugitive (1993) (Exempt PR)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (Exempt PR)

I’d Rather Be Rich (1964)

Heartburn (1986)

Don Juan Quilligan (1945)

The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Holiday (1930)

Last Holiday (1950)

Rounders (1998)

Casino Royale (2006)

Body Heat (1981)

Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981)

 

By decade:

 

1920’s:  6                                      1970’s:  1

1930’s:  23                                    1980’s:  5

1940’s:  30                                    1990’s:  2

1950’s:  18                                    2000’s:  1

1960’s:  10                                    2010’s:  1

 

A few notes:

Put a few people together on the water and all kinds of interesting stuff starts to happen.  Which is why Sunday AM begins with my Transportation Choice, Boats. Next is a salute to one of my favorite 1960’s duos, Jim Hutton & Paula Prentiss followed by “Esther Out Of Water.” Yes, occasionally, Esther Williams dipped her toe (so to speak) into films which did not require a bathing suit!  My late night selections are 2 silents directed by Frank Capra followed by 2 terrific Henri-Georges Clouzot films. Monday daytime has “Feisty Females of a Certain Age,” followed by “Not Really Dead,” those films where everybody talks non-stop about the deceased who then turns up alive. Surprise! Monday night, lovely Vienna is showcased as my vacation destination.  Tuesday starts with “Guardian Angels, followed by a couple of “Good Cop/Bad Cop” films.  Tuesday night is hosted by my Guest Programmers (and Traveling Companions) Nick & Nora Charles.  Mystery, murder and martinis dominate the evening with such films as “I Love A Mystery,” “Dry Martini” and “Cocktail Hour” (because Nick says: “It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.”) Other films include “Private Detective 62” (for obvious reasons) “I’d Rather Be Rich” (ditto) and “Bringing Up Baby,” starring Nick & Nora’s beloved “Asta.”

Wednesday daytime begins with a salute to screenwriter Bess Meredyth, who was a contemporary of Frances Marion’s, and also just happened to be the wife of director Michael Curtiz. It has long been speculated that Bess Meredyth (unofficially) contributed many great ideas to the script of “Casablanca.” Next, we go “On Holiday” and then, in keeping with the Vacation theme of Challenge #38, we have 3 James A. FitzPatrick travelogues followed by some films about high stakes card games. Thursday is Valentine’s Day so the emphasis is on “Heart” movies followed by films about that great lover, Don Juan. Thursday night is a salute to my Star Of The Month (whose birthday just happens to be on Valentine’s Day) the amazing Thelma Ritter. Friday begins with a salute to Vera-Ellen, then moves in a whole different direction with a few films about chain gangs and ends with my TCM Spotlight --  Femme Fatales. Saturday I am in “Movie Heaven” for many, many hours with my Desert Island Films (boy, was it hard to choose!) which includes my Essential, “The Fugitive,” starring Harrison Ford & Tommy Lee Jones.  The night (and the week) concludes with my TCM Underground offering, “Bizarre Brides.”

 

Enjoy!

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Wow, Lydecker! There is so much I love about your schedule. As you might be able to guess, I wholeheartedly approve of your travel destination (and the quote you use to describe it). And what fun it would be to tag along with Nick and Nora to, well...ANY destination! Speaking of destinations, I like that you included some of the Fitzpatrick TravelTalks. I always really enjoy seeing those.

Thelma Ritter is a fantastic choice for star of the month. Every film she appears in benefits from her presence. I'm also really happy to see Vera-Ellen make an appearance, as well as Paula Prentiss (especially her films with Jim Hutton). Femme Fatale Friday is a great theme, and you've included some of the very best bad girls. I'm glad it was difficult to choose your desert island films, haha! I was hoping it would be fun, and yet, also force you to make some tough choices. I must say, several of your selections could easily make the cut on my list as well. What a great Saturday lineup!

Impressive, as usual Lydecker. Thanks for the submission!

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I'm almost done with my schedule.  I hope to finish it this evening.

Slowly but surely I'll finish it.  

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I'll have my schedule done and posted in a jiffy! Almost finished!

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TCM Programming 3 Part 1.docx 

TCM Programming Schedule

Sunday July 14th, 2019

Morning Theme: Summertime in Paris: Programming Challenge #1: Vacation Destination

6:00am Les Enfants du Paradis (1945) Arletty and Jean-Louis Barrault, dir Marcel Carné Pathé 3h10min (p/s)

9:15am The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Charles Laughton and Cedric Hardwicke, dir William Dieterle RKO 1h54min (p/s)

11:15am Funny Face (1957) Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, dir Stanley Donen Paramount 1h43min (p/s)

1:00pm For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) Mel Blanc and Bea Benaderet, dir Charles M. “Chuck” Jones Warner Bros. 7min

1:15pm Forget Paris (1995) Billy Crystal and Debra Winger, dir Billy Crystal Columbia 1h41min (destination-exempt)

3:00pm La Vie en Rose (2007) Marion Cotillard and Gérard Depardieu, dir Olivier Dahan Légende Films 2h20min (destination-exempt)

5:30pm A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Ronald Colman and Elizabeth Allan, dir Jack Conway MGM 2h3min (p/s)

7:45pm French Rarebit (1951) Mel Blanc and Tedd Pierce, dir Robert McKimson Warner Bros. 7min Short

 

Evening Theme: A Little Bit of Judy for the Kids

8:00pm The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland and Frank Morgan, dir Victor Fleming MGM 1h41min (p/s)

9:45pm Gay Purr-ee (1962) Judy Garland and Robert Goulet, dir Abe Levitow UPA 1h25min (p/s)

11:15pm The Judy Garland Show (1962) Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra, dir Norman Jewison Famous Artists Productions 1h (p/s)

 

Sunday Silent Nights: The Future is Coming!

12:15am Metropolis (1927) Brigitte Helm and Gustav Fröhlich, dir Fritz Lang UFA 1h54min (p/s)

 

TCM Imports: Asian Cinema in the 1950’s

2:15am Pather Panchali (1955) Subir Banerjee and Kanu Banerjee, dir Satyajit Ray Government of West Bengal 2h5min (p/s)

4:30am Rashomon (1950) Toshiro Mifune and Michiko Kyō, dir Akira Kurosawa Daiei Films 1h28min (p/s)

 

Monday July 15th, 2019

Morning Theme: Born to be Wild: A Tribute to the Biker Movie (Programming Challenge #2): Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

6:00am Easy Rider (1969) Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, dir Dennis Hopper Raybert Productions 1h35min (p/s)

7:45am Sherlock Jr. (1924) Buster Keaton and Kathryn McGuire, dir Buster Keaton Metro Pictures Corporation 45min (p/s)

8:30am Beach Party (1963) Bob Cummings and Dorothy Malone, dir William Asher American International Pictures 1h41min (p/s)

10:15am On Any Sunday (1971) Bruce Brown and Steve McQueen, dir Bruce Brown Solar Productions 1h36min (p/s)

12:00pm Mad Max (1979) Mel Gibson and Joanne Samuel, dir George Miller Kennedy Miller Productions 1h33min (p/s)

1:45pm Mask (1985) Cher and Sam Elliott, dir Peter Bogdanovich Universal 1h59min (p/s)

3:45pm Quadrophenia (1979) Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash, dir Franc Roddam The Who Films 2h (transportation-exempt)

5:45pm The Wild One (1953) Marlon Brando and Mary Murphy, dir László Benedek, Columbia 1h19min (p/s)

7:15pm Mabel at the Wheel (1914) Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand, Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett Keystone Studios 18min (transportation-exempt)

7:45pm Match Your Mood (1968), Jam Handy Organization 7min Short

 

Evening Theme: TCM Star of the Month: Angela Lansbury

8:00pm The Reluctant Debutante (1958) Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h35min (p/s)

9:45pm All Fall Down (1962) Eva Marie Saint and Warren Beatty, dir John Frankenheimer MGM 1h50min (p/s)

11:35pm State of the Union (1948) Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, dir Frank Capra MGM 2h4min (p/s)

1:45am The Court Jester (1956) Danny Kaye and Glynis Johns, dir Melvin Frank and Norman Panama Paramount 1h41min (p/s)

3:30am Gaslight (1944) Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, dir George Cukor MGM 1h54min (p/s)

5:30am Heavenly Music (1943) Frederick Brady and Mary Elliott, dir Josef Berne MGM 22min Short

 

Tuesday July 16th, 2019

Morning Theme: The People Behind the Voices (A Tribute to Unsung Disney Voice Actors)

6:00am A Walk in the Sun (1945) Dana Andrews and Richard Conte, dir Lewis Milestone Fox 1h57min (p/s) (Sterling Holloway)

8:00am Doughboys (1930) Buster Keaton and Sally Ellers, dir Edward Sedgwick MGM 1h19min (p/s) (Edward Brophy and Cliff Edwards)

9:30am Picnic (1955) William Holden and Kim Novak, dir Joshua Logan Columbia 1h55min (p/s) (Verna Felton)

11:30am Willard (1971) Bruce Davison and Ernest Borgnine, dir Daniel Mann Bing Crosby Productions 1h35min (p/s) (J. Pat O’Malley)

1:15pm The Florodora Girl (1930) Marion Davies and Lawrence Gray, dir Harry Beaumont MGM 1h19min (p/s) (Walter Catlett)

2:45pm Full of Life (1956) Judy Holliday and Richard Conte, dir Richard Quine Columbia 1h31min (p/s) (Eleanor Audley)

4:30pm The Thing from Another World (1951) Margaret Sheridan and Kenneth Tobey, dir Christian Nyby Winchester Pictures Corporation 1h27min (p/s) (Paul Frees)

6:00pm The Wheeler Dealers (1963) James Garner and Lee Remick, dir Arthur Hiller MGM 1h47min (p/s) (Phil Harris)

 

Evening Theme: Treasures from the Disney Vault: Achievements in Animation, Effects and Artistry (With Special Guest Hosts Floyd Norman and Andreas Deja)

8:00pm The Snowball Express (1972) Dean Jones and Nancy Olson, dir Norman Tokar Walt Disney Pictures 1h33min Premiere

9:45pm All in a Nutshell (1949) Dessie Flynn and James MacDonald, dir Jack Hannah Walt Disney 7min (p/s)

10:00pm Out of Scale (1951) Dessie Flynn and James MacDonald, dir Jack Hannah Walt Disney 7min (p/s)

10:15pm Lonesome Ghosts (1937) Walt Disney and Clarence Nash, dir Burt Gillett Walt Disney 9min (p/s)

10:30pm That Darn Cat! (1965) Hayley Mills and Dean Jones, dir Robert Stevenson Walt Disney 1h56min Premiere

12:30am Disney’s Greatest Villains (1977) Hans Conreid, Walt Disney 1h Premiere

1:30am The Best of Disney Music: A Legacy in Song-Part I (1993) Angela Lansbury and Branford Marsalis, dir Don Mischer Walt Disney 1h Premiere

2:30am Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color: An Adventure in Color: Mathmagic Land (1961) Walt Disney and Paul Frees, dir Hamilton Luske et. al. Walt Disney 1h (p/s)

3:30am 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Kirk Douglas and James Mason, dir Richard Fleischer Walt Disney 2h7min (p/s)

 

Wednesday July 17th, 2019

Morning Theme: Six Months in a Leaky Boat with a Film Projector (TCM Programming Challenge #4): Desert Island Films (Challenge #3: Travel Companion)

6:00am Back to the Future (1985) Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, dir Robert Zemeckis Universal 1h56min (p/s)

8:00am An American in Paris (1951) Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h53min (p/s)

10:00am The Thin Man (1934) William Powell and Myrna Loy, dir W.S. Van Dyke MGM 1h33min (p/s)

10:45am The Music Man (1962) Robert Preston and Shirley Jones, dir Morton DaCosta Warner Bros. 1h31min (p/s)

12:30pm Almost Famous (2000) Patrick Fugit and Billy Crudup, dir Cameron Crowe Vinyl Films 2h2min (p/s)

2:45pm Dazed and Confused (1993) Jason London and Wiley Wiggins, dir Richard Linklater Grammercy Pictures 1h42min (island-exempt)

4:30pm High Noon (1952) Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, dir Fred Zinnemann United Artists 1h25min (p/s)

6:00pm Grease (1978) John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, dir Randal Kleiser Paramount 1h50min (p/s)

 

Evening Theme: TCM Guest Programmer: Professor John Keating from Touchstone Pictures’ Dead Poets’ Society (1989)

8:00pm The Emperor’s Club (2002) Kevin Kline and Emile Hirsch, dir Michael Hoffman Universal 1h49min (companion-exempt)

10:00pm The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) Norma Shearer and Fredric March, dir Sidney Franklin MGM 1h50min (p/s)

12:00am Red River (1948) John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, dir Howard Hawks United Artists 2h7min (p/s)

2:15am Fort Apache (1948) John Wayne and Henry Fonda, dir John Ford RKO 2h5min (p/s)

4:30am The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, dir Ronald Neame Fox 1h56min (p/s)

 

Thursday July 18th, 2019

Morning Theme: How I Spent My Nostalgic Summer Vacation
6:00am Skippy (1931) Jackie Cooper and Robert Coogan, dir Norman Taurog Paramount 1h25min (p/s)

8:30am The Sandlot (1993) Tom Guiry and Mike Vitar, dir David Mickey Evans Fox 1h41min Premiere

10:15am Summer of ’42 (1971) Jennifer O’Neill and Gary Grimes, dir Robert Mulligan Warner Bros. 1h44min (p/s)

12:00pm Stand by Me (1986) Wil Wheaton and River Phoenix, dir Rob Reiner Columbia 1h29min (p/s)

1:30pm American Graffiti (1973) Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, dir George Lucas Universal 1h52min (p/s)

3:30pm Corvette Summer (1978) Mark Hamil and Annie Potts, dir Matthew Robbins MGM 1h44min (p/s)

5:15pm The Flamingo Kid (1984) Matt Dillon and Hector Elizondo, dir Garry Marshall Fox 1h40min Premiere

 

Afternoon Theme: 80 Years and Only One Grey Hare: A Tribute to Bugs Bunny

7:00pm Hare Tonic (1945) Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan, dir Charles M. “Chuck” Jones Warner Bros. 8min18sec Short

7:15pm Baseball Bugs (1946) Mel Blanc and Tedd Pierce, dir I. Friz Freleng Warner Bros. 7min Short

7:30pm Big Top Bunny (1951) Mel Blanc, dir Robert McKimson Warner Bros. 7min Short

7:45pm Water, Water Every Hare (1952) Mel Blanc and John T. Smith, dir Charles M. “Chuck” Jones Warner Bros. 7min Short

 

Evening Theme: TCM Spotlight: Directorial Debuts (Week 3: The 70’s and the 80’s)

8:00pm Performance (1970) James Fox and Mick Jagger, dir Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg Warner Bros. 1h45min (p/s)

9:45pm Play Misty for Me (1971) Clint Eastwood and Jessica Walter, dir Clint Eastwood The Malpaso Company 1h42min Premiere

11:30pm THX-1138 (1971) Robert Duvall and Donald Pleasence, dir George Lucas American Zoetrope 1h35min (p/s)

1:15am The Sugarland Express (1974) Goldie Hawn and Ben Johnson, dir Steven Spielberg Universal 1h50min (p/s)

3:15am The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Jim Henson and Frank Oz, dir Jim Henson Henson Associates 1h37min Premiere

5:00am She’s Gotta Have It (1986) Tracy Camilla Johns and Tommy Redmond Hicks, dir Spike Lee 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks 1h24min (p/s)

 

Friday July 19th, 2019

Morning Theme: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: My Own Personal Award Choices for the 1949 Year in Film

6:30am The Third Man (1949) Joseph Cotton and Valli, dir Carol Reed London Films 1h48min (p/s) (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor: Orson Welles)

8:30am All the King’s Men (1949) Broderick Crawford and John Ireland, dir Robert Rossen Columbia 1h49min (p/s) (Best Director: Robert Rossen and Best Supporting Actress: Mercedes McCambridge)

10:30am White Heat (1949) James Cagney and Virginia Mayo, dir Raoul Walsh Warner Bros. 1h54min (p/s) (Best Actor: James Cagney)

12:30am Adam’s Rib (1949) Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, dir George Cukor MGM 1h41min (p/s) (Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn)

2:15pm The Window (1949) Barbara Hale and Arthur Kennedy, dir Ted Tetzlaff RKO 1h13min (p/s) (Best Juvenile Performance: Bobby Driscoll)

 

Afternoon Theme: It’s a Dog’s Life: A Cinematic Tribute to Our Canine Friends

3:30pm Lassie Comes Home (1943) Pal and Roddy McDowell, dir Fred M. Wilcox MGM 1h29min (p/s)

5:00pm A Boy and His Dog (1946) Harry Davenport and Billy Sheffield, dir LeRoy Prinz Warner Bros. 21min (p/s)

5:30pm Greyfriars Bobby (1961) Donald Crisp and Laurence Naismith, dir Don Chaffey Walt Disney Pictures 1h27min Premiere

7:00pm Fonda on Fonda (1992) Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda, dir David Heeley Top Hat Productions 46min (p/s)

 

Evening Theme: Lady, Be Good!: “Ladies” of Film (with Special Guest Host Saoirse Ronan, star of 2017’s “Lady Bird”

8:00pm Lady Bird (2017) Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, dir Greta Gerwig Scott Rudin Productions 1h33min Premiere

9:45pm Lady in the Dark (1944) Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland, dir Mitchell Leisen Paramount 1h40min (p/s)

11:30pm Lady for a Day (1933) May Robson and Warren William, dir Frank Capra Columbia 1h36min (p/s)

1:15am The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) Myrna Loy and Max Baer, dir W.S. Van Dyke and Howard Hawks MGM 1h42min (p/s)

 

Evening Theme 2: Youth in the Cold War

3:00am October Sky (1999) Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Cooper, dir Joe Johnston Universal 1h47min Premiere

5:00am The Iron Giant (1999) Eli Marienthal and Vin Diesel, dir Brad Bird Warner Bros. 1h27min Premiere

 

Saturday July 20th, 2019

Morning Theme: The Eternal Struggle: Films About God and the Devil

6:30am Oh, God! (1977) George Burns and John Denver, dir Carl Reiner Warner Bros. 1h38min (p/s)

8:15am The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) Edward Arnold and Walter Huston, dir William Dieterle RKO 1h47min (p/s)

10:15am The Ten Commandments (1956) Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner, dir Cecil B. DeMille Paramount 3h40min (p/s)

2:00pm Bedazzled (1967) Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, dir Stanley Donen Fox 1h43min (p/s)

 

Early Evening Theme: I’m Going to Disneyland!!!

3:45pm 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) Tony Curtis and Suzanne Pleshette, dir Norman Jewison Universal 1h46min Premiere

5:45pm Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, dir John Lee Hancock Walt Disney Studios 2h5min Premiere

 

Evening Theme: The Essentials: The Films of Norman Jewison

8:00pm In the Heat of the Night (1967) Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, dir Norman Jewison The Mirisch Corporation 1h49min (p/s)

10:00pm Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson, dir Norman Jewison Universal 1h46min (p/s)

12:00pm Moonstruck (1987) Cher and Nicolas Cage, dir Norman Jewison MGM 1h42min (p/s)

1:45pm It’s Dental Flossophy, Charlie Brown (1979) Bill Melendez and Michelle Muller Bill Melendez Productions 6min Short

 

Evening Theme 2: TCM Underground: The Black Experience in the 1980’s (with Special Guest Host Robert Townsend)

2:00am The Brother from Another Planet (1984) Joe Morton and Darryl Edwards, dir John Sayles Cinecom Pictures 1h44min Exempt Premiere

3:45am Hollywood Shuffle (1987) Robert Townsend and Anne-Marie Johnson, dir Robert Townsend The Samuel Goldwyn Company 1h18min Exempt Premiere

5:15am Making Do the Right Thing (1989) Danny Aiello and Jennie Bourne, dir St. Clair Bourne 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks 1h Exempt Premiere

 


 

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SPEEDRACER'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).

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Speedracer'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!

 

 

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Great job JamesStewartFan! There's a lot to like here. I think Angela Lansbury would make an excellent SOTM, especially since she's on the ever-dwindling list of stars still with us. Other high points include John Keating as guest programmer (you know he'd have thoughtful, insightful comments about the films), Paris as your vacation destination (ah, Paris...), your nostalgic summer vacation movies, and all the Disney! I especially like the tribute to Disney voice actors. So many of them are instantly recognizable as soon as they utter a phrase. Well done!

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Go Speedracer, go! Another fine schedule from you. I love the crotchety combo of May Robson and your star of the month, Charles Coburn. Daphne is a hilarious choice for traveling companion/guest programmer. It's always nice to see Lucy honored (of course). Paris and summer romance is a perfect programming pairing. Nice choices for your desert island movies as well (I never would have guessed The Long, Long Trailer would make an appearance. NEVER! :)). Spaceships are a great method of transportation, too. And finally, I loved seeing The Moon-Spinners included. Really wish TCM would show it. Nice job, as always! Thanks for participating.

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1 hour ago, Stevomachino said:

Great job JamesStewartFan! There's a lot to like here. I think Angela Lansbury would make an excellent SOTM, especially since she's on the ever-dwindling list of stars still with us. Other high points include John Keating as guest programmer (you know he'd have thoughtful, insightful comments about the films), Paris as your vacation destination (ah, Paris...), your nostalgic summer vacation movies, and all the Disney! I especially like the tribute to Disney voice actors. So many of them are instantly recognizable as soon as they utter a phrase. Well done!

Thanks Stevomachino! I always appreciate hearing your feedback!

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2 hours ago, Stevomachino said:

and all the Disney! I especially like the tribute to Disney voice actors. So many of them are instantly recognizable as soon as they utter a phrase. Well done!

What was your favorite Disney actor of the ones I mentioned Stevo?

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1 hour ago, JamesStewartFan95 said:

What was your favorite Disney actor of the ones I mentioned Stevo?

Hmm, that's a tough call. I'd probably have to go with Paul Frees. I may be a bit biased though, because I find The Thing from Another World to be infinitely re-watchable. I just love that movie! 

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On 2/22/2018 at 3:58 PM, lydecker said:

TCM Programming Challenge #38

February 10 – 16, 2019

 

This is a quite wonderful schedule!

Thelma Ritter is an excellent choice for: Star of the Month! She is at all times quite lively and adds zest to her movies.

It is interesting that you choose to honor women feisty, romantic and dangerous!

I like very much your: Bizarre Brides for: TCM Underground and after!

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