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Voting has begun! You have until 11:59pm on Sunday September 23rd to vote on your favorite schedule. Anyone can cast a vote on a schedule either by PMing me or by posting it here. The entrants also appreciate your kind comments about how brilliant their schedules are. The winner gets the honor of hosting Challenge #40!

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SansFin's Schedule

for January 13, 2019 to January 19, 2019

Challenge #1 - What If They Had 100 Years? - Vera Vasilyevna Kholodnaya 1893 - 1919 - Sunday Evening

Challenge #2 - Guest Host - Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes - Wednesday Evening

Challenge #3 - LP's Picks - One movie Sunday and two movies Saturday

SOTM - Ronald Colman - Tuesday Evening


Sunday, January 13th
Bob Fosse as Choreographer

6:00 AM The Pajama Game (1957) Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney. Dir: Stanley Donen. WB. 101 mins. Premiere # 1

7:45 AM Kiss Me Kate (1953) Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller. Dir: George Sidney. MGM. 109 mins.

9:45 AM My Sister Eileen (1955) Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett. Dir: Richard Quine. Columbia. 108 mins. P/S

11:45 AM Cabaret (1972) Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem. Dir: Bob Fosse. Allied Artists. 124 mins. P/S

2:00 AM Damn Yankees (1958) Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston. Dir: Stanley Donen. WB. 111 mins. LP Exempt Premiere

4:00 PM All That Jazz (1979) Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer. Dir: Bob Fosse. Fox. 123 mins. Premiere # 2

6:15 PM Star 80 (1983) Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson. Dir: Bob Fosse. Ladd. 103 mins. P/S


Challenge #1 - What If They Had 100 Years?
Vera Vasilyevna Kholodnaya - 1893 - 1919

Movies In Which She Should Have Appeared:

Nathalie Kovanko's role as: Nadia Fedor
8:00 PM Michel Strogoff (1926) Ivan Mozzhukhin, Nathalie Kovanko, Acho Chakatouny. Dir: Viktor Tourjansky. Deulig Europa-Produktion. 168 mins. Casting Exempt Premiere

Mariya Sinelnikova's role as: Tira
11:00 PM Gypsies (1936) Alexander Granach, Nikolai Mordvinov, Mariya Sinelnikova. Dir: Moisei Goldblat. Mezhrabpomfilm. 85 mins. Casting Exempt Premiere

Imagined Movie In Which She Could Have Appeared as Lady Macbeth:
Silent Sunday Night:
12:30 AM Macbeth (1926) Pavel Baratov, Vera Kholodnaya, A. Platonov. Dir: Vladimir Gardin. Mirograf. 103 mins. Silent Exempt

Movies In Which She Should Have Appeared:

TCM Imports:
Klavdiya Polovikova's role as: Nina Alexandrovna Ivolgina 
2: 15 AM The Idiot (1958) Yuriy Yakovlev, Yuliya Borisova, Nikita Podgorny. Dir: Ivan Pyryev. Mosfilm. 122 mins. Import Exempt

Tatyana Pelttser's role as: Fedosya Ivanovna
4:30 AM Formula of Love (1984) Nodar Mgaloblishvili, Yelena Aminova, Aleksandr Abdulov. Dir: Mark Zakharov. Mosfilm. 90 mins. Premiere # 3


Monday, January 14th
Favorite Movies

6:00 AM My Favorite Wife (1940) Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott. Dir: Garson Kanin. RKO. 88 mins.

7:30 AM My Favorite Spy (1942) Kay Kyser, Ellen Drew, Jane Wyman. Dir: Tay Garnett. RKO. 86 mins.

9:00 AM My Favorite Blonde (1942) Bob Hope, Madeleine Carroll, Gale Sondergaard. Dir:Sidney Lanfield. Paramount. 78 mins. P/S

10:30 AM My Favorite Brunette (1947) Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre. Dir: Elliott Nugent, Hope Ent, 87 mins. P/S

12:00 PM My Favorite Spy (1951) Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. Paramount. 93 mins. P/S

1:45 PM Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy. Dir: Howard Hawks. Gibraltar Prods. 120 mins. P/S 

3:45 PM My Favorite Year (1982) Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper. Dir: Richard Benjamin. MGM. 92 mins. P/S

5:30 PM My Favorite Season (1993) Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Marthe Villalonga. Dir: André Téchiné. D.A. Films. 127 mins. P/S

7:45 PM A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio (1935) William Ray, Arthur Aylesworth, Busby Berkeley. Dir: Ralph Staub. WB. 10 mins. 


Faye Dunaway Birthday Tribute

8:00 PM Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif. Dir: Irvin Kershner. Columbia, 104 mins. P/S

9:45 PM The First Deadly Sin (1980) Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway, David Dukes. Dir: Brian G. Hutton. Artanis Prods. 112 mins. P/S

11:45 PM The Arrangement (1969) Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Dir: Elia Kazan. Athena. 125 mins. P/S

2:00 AM Chinatown (1974) Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston. Dir: Roman Polanski. Paramount, 130 mins., P/S

4:15 AM The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke. Dir: Norman Jewison. UA, 102 mins., P/S


Tuesday, January 15th
"Tuesday" is "Tīw's Day." Tiw was the god of single combat.

6:00 AM Spartacus (1960) Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons . Dir:Stanley Kubrick. Bryna Prods. 161 mins. P/S

8:45 AM King Solomon's Mines (1950) Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson. Dir: Compton Bennett. 77 mins. P/S

10:15 AM Our Man Flint (1966) James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan. Dir: Daniel Mann. Fox. 108 mins. P/S

12:15 PM Murderers' Row (1966) Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden. Dir: Henry Levin. Columbia. 105 mins. P/S

2:00 PM Sword of the Beast (1965) Mikijirô Hira, Gô Katô, Shima Iwashita. Dir: Hideo Gosha. Shôchiku Eiga. 85 mins. Premiere # 4

3:30 PM Lady Snowblood (1973) Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon. Dir: Toshiya Fujita. Toho. 97 mins. P/S

5:15 PM Seven Samurai (1954) Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima. Dir:Akira Kurosawa. Toho. 158 mins. P/S 

Star of the Month -- Ronald Colman

8:00 PM The Prisoner Of Zenda (1937) Ronald Colman, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Madeleine Carroll. Dir: John Cromwell. Selznick International Pictures, 101 mins., P/S 

9:45 PM If I Were King (1938) Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Frances Dee. Dir: Frank Lloyd. Paramount, 100 mins., P/S

11:30 PM Raffles (1930) Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence. Dir: George Fitzmaurice, SG, 72, P/S

12:45 AM Kismet (1944) Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig. Dir: William Dieterle. MGM, 100mins.

2:30 AM A Tale Of Two Cities (1935) Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver. Dir: Jack Conway, MGM, 126 mins. 

4:45 AM The Devil to Pay! (1930) Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Frederick Kerr. Dir: George Fitzmaurice. SG, 72 mins. P/S


Wednesday, January 16th
Humpday - The Day of the Camels

6:00 AM The Camels Are Coming (1934) Jack Hulbert, Anna Lee, Hartley Power. Dir: Tim Whelan. Gainsborough. 79 mins. Premiere # 5

7:30 AM The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977) Marty Feldman, Ann-Margret, Michael York. Dir:Marty Feldman. Universal. 85 mins. Premiere # 6

9:00 AM The Sheik (1921) Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Ruth Miller. Dir: George Melford. Paramount. 86 mins. P/S

10:30 AM The Son of the Sheik (1926) Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, George Fawcett. Dir:George Fitzmaurice. Feature Prods. 68 mins. P/S

11:45 AM Gallipoli (1981) Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr. Dir: Peter Weir. R&R Films. 110 mins. P/S

1:45 PM Arabian Nights (1942) Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu. Dir: John Rawlins. Universal. 86 mins. P/S

3:15PM Road to Morocco (1942) Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. Dir:David Butler. Paramount. 82 mins. P/S

4:45 PM Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950) Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina. Dir:Charles Lamont. Universal. 80 mins. P/S

6:15 PM John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) Shirley MacLaine, Peter Ustinov, Richard Crenna. Dir: J. Lee Thompson. Fox. 96 mins. Premiere # 7


Challenge #2 - Guest Host - Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes

8:00 PM Striped Trip (1961) Aleksey Gribov, Ivan Dmitriev, Margarita Nazarova. Dir: Vladimir Fetin. Lenfilm. 84 mins. Host Exempt Premiere

9:30 PM Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour, Taryn Power. Dir: Sam Wanamaker. Columbia. 113 mins. P/S

11:30 PM Fang and Claw (1935) Frank Buck. Dir: Frank Buck. Van Beuren Studios. 73 mins. P/S

12:45 AM Tiger of Bengal (1959) Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer. Dir: Fritz Lang. Rizzoli Film. 101 mins. Host Exempt Premiere 

2:30 AM When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen. Dir: Val Guest. Hammer Films. 96 mins. P/S

4:15 AM Things to Come (1936) Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson. Dir: William Cameron Menzies. London Film. 92 mins. P/S


Thursday, January 17th
Variable Movies

6:00 AM Madame X (1966) Lana Turner, John Forsythe, Ricardo Montalban. Dir: David Lowell Rich. Universal. 100 mins. P/S

7:45 AM The Mystery of Mr. X (1934) Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allan, Lewis Stone. Dir: Edgar Selwyn. MGM. 84 mins. 

9:15 AM Comrade X (1940) Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Oskar Homolka. Dir: King Vidor. MGM. 104 mins. 

11:00 AM The Divorce of Lady X (1938) Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes. Dir: Tim Whelan. London Film Prods. 91 mins. P/S

12:45 PM Doctor X (1932) Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy. Dir: Michael Curtiz. First National. 76 mins. P/S

2:15 PM The Return of Doctor X (1939) Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris. Dir: Vincent Sherman. WB. 72 mins.

3:30 PM X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone. Dir: Roger Corman. Alta Vista. 79 mins. P/S

5:00 PM The X from Outer Space (1967) Eiji Okada, Shun'ya Wazaki, Itoko Harada. Dir: Kazui Nihonmatsu. Shôchiku Eiga. 89 mins. P/S

6:30 PM The Story of Molly X (1949) June Havoc, John Russell, Dorothy Hart. Dir: Crane Wilbur. Universal. 82 mins. Premiere # 8


Cartoonists Are Almost Like Real People

8:00 PM How to Murder Your Wife (1965) Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas. Dir:Richard Quine. Murder Inc. 118 mins. P/S

10 PM Piccadilly Jim (1936) Robert Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Madge Evans. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. MGM. 95mins. 

11:45 PM Marry the Girl (1937) Mary Boland, Frank McHugh, Hugh Herbert. Dir:William C. McGann. WB. 68 mins.

1:00 AM Ex-Lady (1933) Bette Davis, Gene Raymond, Frank McHugh. Dir: Robert Florey. WB 67 mins.

2:15 AM Theodora Goes Wild (1936) Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: Richard Boleslawski. Columbia. 94 mins. P/S

4:00 AM Whisper of the Heart (1995) Yoko Honna, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana. Dir: Yoshifumi Kondô. Tokuma Shoten. 111 mins. P/S


Friday, January 18th
Black Friday

6:00 AM Black Moon (1975) Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart. Dir: Louis Malle. NEF. 95 mins. P/S

7:45 AM Black Narcissus (1947) Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson. Dir: Michael Powell. Archers. 100 mins. P/S

9:30 AM Blood and Black Lace (1964) Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner. Dir: Mario Bava. Emmepi Cinematografica. 88 mins. P/S

11:00 AM Black Orpheus (1959) Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira. Dir: Marcel Camus. Dispat Films. 100 mins. P/S

12:45 PM Black Robe (1991) Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt. Dir: Bruce Beresford. Samson Prods. 101 mins. P/S

2:30 PM Black Girl (1966) Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine. Dir: Ousmane Sembene. Filmi Domirev. 65 mins. P/S

3:45 PM The Black Cat (1934) Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners. Dir:Edgar G. Ulmer. Universal. 65 mins. P/S

5:00 PM The Black Room (1935) Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen. Dir:Roy William Neill. Columbia. 70 mins. P/S

6:15 PM The Black Orchid (1958) Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Peter Mark Richman. Dir: Martin Ritt. Paramount. 96 mins. P/S


TCM Spotlight - Masters of Animation
This week: Hayao Miyazaki

8:00 PM My Neighbor Totoro (1993) Dakota Fanning, Timothy Daly, Lea Salonga. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli, 88 mins., P/S

9:30 PM Only Yesterday (1991) Miki Imai, Toshiro Yanagiba, Youko Honna. Dir: Isao Takahata. NTV. 118 mins. P/S

11:30 PM Princess Mononoke (1999) Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. NTV. 134 mins. P/S

1:45 AM Spirited Away (2002) Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. NTV. 125 mins. P/S

4:00 AM Pom Poko (1994) Shinchô Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida. Dir: Isao Takahata. NTV. 119 mins.


Saturday, January 19th
A Day for Charles

6:00 AM Goodbye Charlie (1964) Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. Venice Prods. 116 mins. Premiere # 9

8:00 AM Charley's Aunt (1941) Jack Benny, Kay Francis, James Ellison. Dir: Archie Mayo. FOX. 80 mins. LP Exempt Premiere

9:30 AM Where’s Charley? (1952) Ray Bolger, Allyn Ann McLerie, Robert Shackleton. Dir: David Butler. WB. 97 mins. LP Exempt Premiere

11:15 AM Dance Charlie Dance (1937) Stuart Erwin, Jean Muir, Glenda Farrell. Dir: Frank McDonald. WB. 64 mins.

12:30 PM Hurry, Charlie, Hurry (1941) Leon Errol, Mildred Coles, Kenneth Howell. Dir: Charles E. Roberts. RKO. 65 mins. 

1:45 PM Good Time Charley (1927) Warner Oland, Helene Costello, Clyde Cook. Dir: Michael Curtiz. WB. 70 mins.

3:00 PM Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935) Warner Oland, Pat Paterson, Thomas Beck. Dir: Louis King. Fox. 73 mins. P/S

4:15 PM Charly (1968) Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala. Dir: Ralph Nelson. Selmur Prods. 103 mins. P/S

6:00 PM Charley Varrick (1973) Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr. Dir: Don Siegel. Universal. 111 mins. P/S


An Evening For The Birds

TCM Essentials:
8:00 PM The White Dove (1960) Katerina Irmanovová, Karel Smyczek, Gustav Püttjer. Dir: Frantisek Vlácil. Filmové. 76 mins. Premiere # 10

9:30 PM The Penguin Pool Murder (1932) Edna May Oliver, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason. Dir: George Archainbaud. RKO. 70 mins.

10:45 PM The Giant Claw (1957)Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum. Dir: Fred F. Sears. Clover. 75 mins. P/S

Noir Alley:
12:00 AM The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Dir: Dario Argento. Seda Spettacoli. 98 mins. Noir Exempt

TCM Underground:
1:45 AM The Dark Crystal (1982) Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz. Dir: Jim Henson. ITC. 93 mins. Underground Exempt

3:40 AM Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965) Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox. Dir: Ken Annakin. Fox. 138 mins. P/S

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Program Notes SansFin's for Schedule for January 13, 2019 to January 19, 2019

Sunday - 

Bob Fosse worked very much behind the scenes for many years as a choreographer. This day does not qualify for Challenge #5 because he became famous for his work. He worked only as director on last movie of the daytime but I am sure he staged scenes with the eye and heart of a choreographer.

Challenge #1 - What If They Had 100 Years?
Vera Vasilyevna Kholodnaya was the first and greatest star of the silent era. It is believed that she made a hundred movies before she was murdered by the French after she became their ambassador's mistress. She was twenty-fives years of age. 

The first two movies of the night are obvious roles for her had she lived. I had to use for Silent Sunday Night the option within the Challenge to imagine a movie in which she might have appeared had it been made. Vladimir Gardin would likely have made such a movie and he would surely have cast her in the most important female role. The last two movies of the night are obvious roles for her also. I would especially have dearly loved to see her bring her spirit and wit to the role of Fedosya.


Monday - 

A few of the movies of daytime are truly some of my favorites but would be difficult to include in a theme which did not require a few clunkers to fill out the time.

Faye Dunaway is one of my favorite actors and so a tribute is necessary. The last movie of the night is one of my all-time favorites.


Tuesday - 

"Tuesday" comes from "Tīw's Day." Tiw was the god of single combat. Each movie contains a significant one-to-one combat.  

Ronald Colman was SOTM last year but I feel strongly that he should be honored again very soon.


Wednesday -

Humpday reminds me of camels. Why not a day of movies in which camels appear? 

Challenge #2 - Guest Host - Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
The first movie is set on a ship of which its cargo of animals escapes to amuse and terrify the passengers. The first four movies concern tigers in recognition of his close friend and lifelong companion. The fifth movie acknowledges his experiences with dinosaurs. The last movie is meant to embrace his imagination ranging from his transmogrifier to Spaceman Spiff. 


Thursday -

This theme is merely an excuse to show a few of my favorite movies.

Calvin being Guest Host leads to portrayal of cartoonists and illustrators in movies. Some seem to be nearly human.


Friday - 

I was recently reminded by store display that Christmas season will soon be here and its infamous Black Friday. 

The Calvin effect persists to create a TCM Spotlight on influential animators. Several of the movies this evening are among my all-time favorites.


Saturday -

Daytime is 'A Day For Charles.' I took this to include Charlie/Charley/Charly. 

TCM Essentials is a wonderful movie which needs to be more well known. I wish that TCM would more often step outside of Hollywood for its important movies. Noir Alley is a neo-noir which I feel would work as well if it was in black-and-white. TCM Underground is a magnificent movie in all regards.


Silent Sunday Night:
Macbeth (1926) - Imagined Version

TCM Import:
The Idiot (1958) 

Noir Alley:
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

TCM Underground:
The Dark Crystal (1982) 

Premieres:
The Pajama Game (1957)
All That Jazz (1979)
Formula of Love (1984) 
Sword of the Beast (1965)
The Camels Are Coming (1934) 
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) 
The Story of Molly X (1949)
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
The White Dove (1960) 

LP Exempt Premieres:
Damn Yankees (1958)
Charley's Aunt (1941) 
Where’s Charley? (1952)

Casting Exempt Premieres:
Michel Strogoff (1926)
Gypsies (1936)

Host Exempt Premieres:
Striped Trip (1961)
Tiger of Bengal (1959)

Year Distribution:
1920s - 5
1930s - 23
1940s - 12
1950s - 14
1960s - 19
1970s - 11
1980s - 6
1990s - 7
2000s - 1

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Speedracer5's Schedule

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019

Daytime Theme: Baby, I Don’t Care

6:00am BUTCH MINDS THE BABY (1942) Virginia Bruce, Broderick Crawford, Dick Foran. Dir. Albert S Rogell. Universal. 75 mins. LP EXEMPT PREMIERE

7:15am WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME (1953) Janet Leigh, Donald O’Connor, Buddy Hackett. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Universal. 95 mins. LP EXEMPT PREMIERE

9:00am BRINGING UP BABY (1938) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles. Dir. Howard Hawks. RKO. 100 mins. (p/s).

10:45am BABY FACE (1933) Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook. Dir. Alfred E. Green. Warner Brothers. 71 mins. (p/s).

12:00pm BABY, TAKE A BOW (1934) Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Claire Trevor. Dir. Harry Lachman. Fox. 73 mins. (p/s).

Daytime Theme: The Perfect Lineup

1:15pm THE PERFECT SPECIMEN (1937) Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell, Hugh Herbert. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 82 mins. (premiere #1).

2:45pm PERFECT STRANGERS (1950) Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Thelma Ritter. Dir. Bretaigne Windust. Warner Brothers. 87 mins. (p/s).

4:15pm NOBODY’S PERFECT (1968) Doug McClure, Nancy Kwan, James Whitmore. Dir. Alan Rafkin. Universal. 103 mins. (premiere #2).

6:00pm THE PERFECT FURLOUGH (1959) Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn. Dir. Blake Edwards. Universal. 93 mins. (p/s).

7:45pm THAT INFERIOR FEELING (1940) 9 mins. Short.

Primetime: Somerset Maugham’s The Letter

8:00pm THE LETTER (1940) Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson. Dir. William Wyler. Warner Brothers. 95 mins. (p/s).

9:45pm THE UNFAITHFUL (1947) Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, Zachary Scott. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Warner Brothers. 108 mins. (p/s).

11:45pm BREAKDOWNS OF 1938 (1938) 13 mins. Short.

TCM SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS

12:00am A DOG’S LIFE (1918) Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Edna Purviance. Dir. Charles Chaplin. First National Pictures. 33 mins. (p/s).

12:45pm THE PILGRIM (1923) Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Kitty Bradbury. Dir. Charles Chaplin. First National Pictures. 47 mins. (p/s).

1:45am KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE (1914) Charles Chaplin, Henry Lehrman, Gordon Griffith. Dir. Henry Lehrman. Keystone films. 11 mins. (premiere-EXEMPT).

TCM IMPORTS

2:00am BREATHLESS (1961) Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belamondo, Liliane David. Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Films Around the World. 89 mins. (p/s).

3:30am CAMORRA (1971) Fabio Testi, Jean Seberg, Raymond Pellegrin. Dir. Pasquale Squitieri. Mondial Televisione Films. 105 mins. (premiere-EXEMPT).

5:15am METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER 1925 STUDIO TOUR (1925). Short. 32 mins.

MONDAY, DECEMEBER 16, 2019

Daytime Theme: The 5 W’s and H.

6:00am WHO WAS THAT LADY? (1960) Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh. Dir. George Sidney. Columbia. 115 mins. (p/s).

8:00am WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT FEELING GOOD? (1968) Mary Tyler Moore, George Peppard, Dom DeLuise. Dir. George Seaton. Universal. 94 mins. LP EXEMPT PREMIERE.

9:45am WHEN MY BABY SMILES AT ME (1948) Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Jack Oakie. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox. 98 mins. (premiere #3).

11:30am WHERE’S CHARLEY? (1952) Ray Bolger, Allyn Ann McLerie, Robert Shackleton. Dir David Butler Warner Brothers. 97 mins. LP EXEMPT PREMIERE

1:15pm WHY BOTHER TO KNOCK (1964) Richard Todd, Nicole Maurey, Elke Sommer. Dir. Cyril Frankel. Seven Arts. 88 mins. (premiere #4).

2:45pm HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach. Dir. William Wyler. Fox. 127 mins. (p/s).

Daytime Theme: Jean Harlow Pre-Code

5:00pm RED DUST (1932) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond. Dir. Victor Fleming. MGM. 83 mins. (p/s).

6:30pm HOLD YOUR MAN (1933) Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin. Dir. Sam Wood. MGM. 86 mins. (p/s).

Primetime Theme: 100 Years, Jean Harlow

8:00pm BEYOND THE FOREST (1949) Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian. Dir. King Vidor. Warner Brothers. 95 mins. (CASTING EXEMPT PREMIERE).

9:45pm HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. Dir. Howard Hawks. Columbia. 92 mins. (p/s).

11:30pm THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942) Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor. Dir. Preston Sturges. Paramount. 88 mins. (p/s).

1:00am SCARLET STREET (1945) Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea. Dir. Fritz Lang. Universal. 101 mins. (p/s).

2:45am THE WOMEN (1939) Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell. Dir. George Cukor. MGM. 133 mins. (p/s).

5:00am HOLLYWOOD, MY HOMETOWN (1965) 60 mins. (p/s).

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2019

Daytime Theme: Flashbacks!

6:00am CASABLANCA (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 99 mins. (p/s).

7:45am THE LOCKET (1946) Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum. Dir. John Brahm. RKO. 85 mins. (p/s).

9:15am THE KILLERS (1946) Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien. Dir. Robert Siodmak. Universal. 102 mins. (p/s).

11:00am CITIZEN KANE (1941) Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead. Dir. Orson Welles. RKO. 119 mins. (p/s).

1:00pm DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson. Dir. Billy Wilder. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s).

2:45pm THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (1944) Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Peter Lorre. Dir. Jean Negulesco. Warner Brothers. 95 mins. (p/s).

4:30pm OUT OF THE PAST (1947) Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. Dir. Jacques Tourneur. RKO. 95 mins. (p/s).

6:15pm THE LONG, LONG TRAILER (1954) Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM. 95 mins. (p/s).

Primetime: Guest Programmer, Rod Serling, host and creator of The Twilight Zone

8:00pm THE DARK MIRROR (1946) Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell. Dir. Robert Siodmak. Universal. 85 mins. (HOST EXEMPT PREMIERE).

9:30pm M (1951) David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Luther Adler. Dir. Joseph Losey. Columbia. 87 mins. (p/s).

11:00pm NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947) Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Fox. 110 mins. (p/s).

1:00am THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Dir. Charles Laughton. United Artists. 90 mins. (p/s).

2:30am CAT PEOPLE (1942) Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph. Dir. Jacques Tourneur. RKO. 73 mins. (p/s).

3:45am VERTIGO (1958) James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 126 mins. (p/s).

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2019

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Betty Grable!

6:00am GIVE ME A SAILOR (1938) Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Betty Grable. Dir. Elliott Nugent. Paramount. 80 mins. (p/s).

7:30am DOWN ARGENTINE WAY (1940) Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda. Dir. Irving Cummings. Fox. 88 mins. (p/s).

9:00am TIN PAN ALLEY (1940) Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox. 92 mins. (premiere #5).

10:45am SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES (1942) Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, John Payne. Dir. Irving Cummings. Fox. 90 mins. (premiere #6).

12:15pm THAT LADY IN ERMINE (1948) Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Cesar Romero. Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. Fox. 88 mins. (p/s).

Daytime Theme: It was “Beauty” who killed the Beast

1:45pm BEAUTY FOR THE ASKING (1939) Lucille Ball, Patric Knowles, Donald Woods. Dir. Glenn Tryon. RKO. 68 mins. (p/s).

3:00pm BATHING BEAUTY (1944) Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone. Dir. George Sidney. MGM. 101 mins. (p/s).

4:45pm BLACK BEAUTY (1946) Mona Freeman, Richard Denning, Evelyn Ankers. Dir. Max Nosseck. Fox. 74 mins. (p/s).

6:00pm BEAUTY’S WORTH (1922) Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, June Elvidge. Dir. Robert G. Vignola. Paramount. 112 mins. (premiere #7).

Primetime: Spotlight, Teen Idols

8:00pm GIDGET (1959) Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson. Dir. Paul Wendkos. Columbia. 94 mins. (p/s)

9:45pm A SUMMER PLACE (1959) Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue, Dorothy McGuire. Dir. Delmer Daves. Warner Brothers. 130 mins. (p/s).

12:00am SUSAN SLADE (1961) Connie Stevens, Troy Donahue, Dorothy McGuire. Dir. Delmer Daves. 116 mins. (p/s).

2:00am PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND (1963) Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin. Dir. Norman Taurog. Warner Brothers. 100 mins. (p/s).

3:45am FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG (1964) James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Woody Woodbury. Dir. Leslie H. Martinson. United Artists. 96 mins (p/s).

5:30am TEAR GAS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT (1962) 27 mins. (p/s).

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019

Daytime Theme: Featuring Carole Lombard

6:00am NO MAN OF HER OWN (1932) Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Dorothy Mackaill. Dir. Wesley Ruggles. Paramount. 75 mins. (p/s).

7:15am MAN OF THE WORLD (1931) William Powell, Carole Lombard, Wynne Gibson. Dir. Richard Wallace. Paramount. 71 mins. (premiere #8).

8:30am NO MORE ORCHIDS (1932) Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Louise Closser Hale. Dir. Walter Lang. Columbia. 65 mins. (p/s).

9:45am VIRTUE (1932) Carole Lombard, Pat O’Brien, Ward Bond. Dir. Edward Buzzell. Columbia. 68 mins. (p/s).

11:00pm WE’RE NOT DRESSING (1934) Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns. Paramount. 74 mins. (p/s).

Daytime Theme: Mistaken Identity

12:15pm MY MAN GODFREY (1936) William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady. Universal. 94 mins. (p/s).

2:00pm SUDDEN FEAR (1952) Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame. Dir. David Miller. RKO. 110 mins. (p/s).

4:00pm ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders. Dir. Joseph Mankiewicz. Fox. 138 mins. (p/s).

6:30pm CITY LIGHTS (1931) Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee. Dir. Charles Chaplin. United Artists. 87 mins. (p/s).

Primetime: SOTM Dorothy McGuire

8:00pm CLAUDIA (1943) Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Ina Claire. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Fox. 90 mins. (premiere #9)

9:30pm THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE (1945) Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall. Dir. John Cromwell. RKO. 91 mins. (p/s).

11:15pm THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946) Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore. Dir. Robert Siodmak. RKO. 83 mins. (p/s).

12:45am A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (1945) Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn. Dir. Elia Kazan. Fox. 132 mins. (p/s).

3:00am FRIENDLY PERSUASION (1956) Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Marjorie Main. Dir. William Wyler. Allied Artists. 139 mins. (p/s).

5:30am THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TUPPERWARE (1959) 29 mins. (p/s).

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2019

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Dennis Morgan!

6:00am KITTY FOYLE (1940) Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig. Dir. Sam Wood. RKO. 105 mins. (p/s).

7:45am THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU (1944) Dennis Morgan, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark. Dir. Delmer Daves. Warner Brothers. 99 mins. (p/s).

9:30am MY WILD IRISH ROSE (1947) Dennis Morgan, Arlene Dahl, Andrea King. Dir. David Butler. Warner Brothers. 98 mins. (p/s).

11:15am ONE MORE TOMORROW (1946) Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson. Dir. Peter Godfrey. Warner Brothers. 89 mins. (p/s).

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Irene Dunne!

12:45pm WHEN TOMORROW COMES (1939) Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Barbara O’Neil. Dir. John M. Stahl. Universal. 90 mins. (premiere #10).

2:15pm LOVE AFFAIR (1939) Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya. Dir. Leo McCarey. RKO. 87 mins. (p/s).

3:45pm THEODORA GOES WILD (1936) Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell. Dir. Richard Boleslawski. Columbia. 90 mins. (p/s).

5:15pm I REMEMBER MAMA (1948) Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oscar Homolka. Dir. George Stevens. RKO. 137 mins. (p/s).

7:45pm THINGS YOU NEVER SEE ON SCREEN (1935) short. 10 mins.

Primetime: Christmas With Barbara Stanwyck

8:00pm REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1940) Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi. Dir. Mitchell Leisen. Paramount. 86 mins. (p/s).

9:30pm MEET JOHN DOE (1941) Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold. Dir. Frank Capra. Warner Brothers. 123 mins. (p/s).

11:45pm CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT (1945) Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir. Peter Godfrey. Warner Brothers. 102 mins. (p/s).

1:30am BABES IN THE GOODS (1934) 19 mins. Short.

UNDERGROUND, “Perfect” Lives

2:00am THE STEPFORD WIVES (1975) Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson. Dir. Bryan Forbes. Columbia. 115 mins. (p/s).

4:00am BURNT OFFERINGS (1976) Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith. Dir. Dan Curtis. Dan Curtis Productions. 116 mins. (p/s).

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2019

Daytime Theme: Winter Solstice

6:00am WINTER MEETING (1948) Bette Davis, Janis Page, James Davis. Dir. Bretaigne Windust. Warner Brothers. 104 mins. (p/s).

7:45am WINTER CARNIVAL (1939) Ann Sheridan, Richard Carlson, Helen Parrish. Dir. Charles F. Riesner. United Artists. 100 mins. (premiere #11).

9:30am IF WINTER COMES (1948) Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury. Dir. Victor Saville. MGM. 96 mins. (p/s).

11:15am THE LION IN WINTER (1968) Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Merrow. Dir. Anthony Harvey. Haworth Productions. 134 mins. (p/s).

Daytime Theme: Secretaries

1:45pm MORE THAN A SECRETARY (1936) Jean Arthur, George Brent, Lionel Stander. Dir. Alfred E. Green. Columbia. 77 mins. (p/s).

3:15pm MISS GRANT TAKES RICHMOND (1949) Lucille Ball, William Holden, Janis Carter. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Columbia. 87 mins. (p/s).

4:45pm THE SHOCKING MISS PILGRIM (1947) Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Anne Revere. Dir. George Seaton. Fox. 85 mins. (premiere #12).

6:15pm WIFE VS. SECRETARY (1936) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy. Dir. Clarence Brown. MGM. 85 mins. (p/s).

7:45pm BREAKDOWNS OF 1937 (1937) 7 mins. Short.

Primetime Theme: John Garfield

8:00pm THE BREAKING POINT (1950) John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 97 mins. (p/s)

9:45pm PRIDE OF THE MARINES (1945) John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark. Dir. Delmer Daves. Warner Brothers. 120 mins. (p/s).

11:45pm MATCH YOUR MOOD (1968) 7 mins. (p/s).

12:00am THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1946) Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway. Dir. Tay Garnett. MGM. 113 mins. (p/s).

2:00am OUT OF THE FOG (1941) John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell. Dir. Anatole Litvak. Warner Brothers. 85 mins. (p/s).

3:30am NOBODY LIVES FOREVER (1946) John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan. Dir. Jean Negulesco. Warner Brothers. 100 mins. (p/s).

5:15am RETURN TO GLENNASCAUL (1953) 24 mins. Short.

5:45am LIVING STEREO (1958) 8 mins. Short.

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TCM Programming Challenge #39

June 30 – July 6, 2019

 

 SUNDAY, June 30

 “It’s so fearfully awkward having a dead body lying about.”

The Message Is In The Music.

 6 AM Dressed To Kill (1946) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce. Dir:  Roy William Neill. UI, 72 min. p/s

7:45 AM The Lady Vanishes (1938) Margaret Lockwood & Michael Redgrave. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. Gainborough Pictures, 97 min. p/s

9:30 AM Murder On The Blackboard (1934) Edna May Oliver & James Gleason. Dir:  George Archainbaud. RKO, 71 min. p/s

10:45 AM Above Suspicion (1943) Joan Crawford & Fred MacMurray. Dir:  Richard Thorpe. MGM, 90 min. p/s

 

“We are protected by the enormity of your stupidity for a time.”

Mama’s Boys

 12:15 PM White Heat (1949) James Cagney & Virginia Mayo. Dir:  Raoul Walsh. WB, 114 min. p/s

2:15 PM Notorious (1946) Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. RKO, 101 min. p/s

4 PM Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins & Vera Miles. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. PAR, 109 min. p/s

6 PM Throw Momma From The Train (1987) Danny DeVito & Billy Crystal. Dir:  Danny DeVito. Orion, 88 min. Premiere

7:30 PM Mama Behave (1926) Charley Chase & Mildred Harris. Dir:  Leo McCarey. Hal Roach Studio, 22 min. p/s

 

Better to be a king for a night than a **** for a lifetime.”

Kings Who Aren’t Royalty.

 8 PM King of Comedy (1982) Robert DeNiro & Jerry Lewis. Dir:  Martin Scorsese. FOX, 109 min. p/s

10 PM The Match King (1932) Warren William & Lili Damita. Dir:  William Keighley & Howard Bretherton. WB, 79 min. p/s

11:30 PM King For A Day (1934) Bill Robinson & Eric Whitman. Dir:  Roy Mack. WB. 21 min. p/s

 

“You’d tear out your own mother’s heart if she didn’t agree with you.”

SILENT SUNDAY/TCM IMPORTS

12 AM Sadie Thompson (1928) Gloria Swanson & Lionel Barrymore. Dir:  Raoul Walsh. UA, 91

1:45 AM Stage Struck (1925) Gloria Swanson & Lawrence Gray. Dir:  Allan Dwan. PAR, 87

3:15 AM Stray Dog (1949) Toshiro Mifune & Takashi Shimura. Dir:  Akira Kurosawa. Shintoho Film Art Association, 122 min.

5:30 AM MGM Parade

 

MONDAY, July 1

 “Best air I ever tasted!”

Who, What, When, Where, How & Why (Challenge #3)

 6 AM Who Was That Lady? (1960) Tony Curtis & Dean Martin. Dir:  George Sidney. Ansark-Sidney, 115 min. p/s

8 AM  What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) George Peppard & Mary Tyler Moore. Dir:  George Seaton. UI, 94 min. LP Exempt Premiere

9:45 AM When Worlds Collide (1951) Richard Derr & Barbara Rush. Dir:  Rudolph Mate. PAR, 83 min. p/s

11:15 AM Where’s Charley? (1952) Ray Bolger & Allyn Ann McLerie. Dir:  David Butler. WB, 97 min. LP Exempt Premiere

1 PM How Sweet It Is! (1968) James Garner & Debbie Reynolds. Dir:  Jerry Paris. National General Pictures, 99 min. p/s

2:45 PM Why Worry? (1923) Harold Lloyd & Jobyna Ralston. Dir:  Fred Newmeyer & Sam Taylor. Pathe, 60 min. p/s

 

“I begged you not to turn me into the Other Woman.”

Other Women

 3:45 PM The Life of Vergie Winters (1934) Ann Harding & John Boles. Dir:  Alfred Santell. RKO, 82 min. p/s

5:15 PM If I Were Free (1933) Irene Dunne & Clive Brook. Dir:  Elliot Nugent. RKO, 66 min. p/s

6:30 PM Street of Women (1932) Kay Francis & Roland Young. Dir:  Archie Mayo. WB, 70 min. p/s

7:45 PM The Woman In The House (1942) Ann Richards. Dir:  Sammy Lee. MGM, 11 min. p/s

 

“I was rather gorgeous, wasn’t I?”

Happy Birthday, Madge Evans

 8 PM Seven Sisters (1915) Madge Evans & Marguerite Clark. Dir:  Sidney Olcott. PAR, 50 min. Premiere.

9 PM The Adventures of Carol (1917) Madge Evans & George MacQuarrie. Dir:  Harley Knoles. World Film, 50 min. Premiere.

10 PM Guilty Hands (1931) Lionel Barrymore & Kay Francis. W.S. Van Dyke & Lionel Barrymore. MGM, 69 min. p/s

11:15 PM Sporting Blood (1931) Clark Gable & Madge Evans. Dir:  Charles Brabin. MGM, 82 min. p/s

12:45 AM Beauty For Sale (1933) Madge Evans & Otto Kruger. Dir:  Richard Boleslawski. MGM, 87 min. p/s

2:15 AM Stand Up And Cheer (1934) Warner Baxter, Madge Evans & Shirley Temple. Dir:  Hamilton MacFadden. FOX, 69 min. Premiere

3:30 AM Exclusive Story (1936) Franchot Tone & Madge Evans. Dir:  George B. Seitz. MGM, 73 min. p/s

4:45 AM Death On The Diamond (1934) Robert Young & Madge Evans. Dir:  Edward Sedgwick. MGM, 72 min. p/s

 

TUESDAY, JULY 2

 “You sound like Santa Claus in wolf’s clothing.”

 Cagney & Blondell x 7

 6 AM Sinner’s Holiday (1930) Grant Withers & Evelyn Knapp.  Dir:  John Adolfi. WB, 60 min., p/s

7 AM Other Men’s Women (1931) Grant Withers & Mary Astor.  Dir: William Wellman. WB, 70 min.  p/s

8:15 AM Blonde Crazy (1931) James Cagney & Joan Blondell. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. WB, 79 min. p/s

9:45 AM The Public Enemy (1931) James Cagney & Joan Blondell. Dir:  William Wellman. WB, 83 min. p/s

11:15 AM The Crowd Roars (1932) James Cagney & Joan Blondell. Dir: Howard Hawks. WB, 84 min. p/s

12:45 PM Footlight Parade (1933) James Cagney & Joan Blondell. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. WB, 102 min. p/s

2:30 PM He Was Her Man (1934) James Cagney & Joan Blondell. Dir:  Lloyd Bacon. WB, 70 min. p/s

 

“With all these mirrors, it’s difficult to tell. You are aiming at me, aren’t you?”

Mirror, Mirror

 3:45 PM The Lady From Shanghai (1947) Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles. Dir:  Orson Welles. COL, 87 min. p/s

5:15 PM Orpheus (1951) Jean Marais & Francois Perrier. Dir:  Jean Cocteau. Andre Paulve Film, 95 min. p/s

 

“Dogs have fleas, managers have reporters.”

STAR OF THE MONTH – Paul Douglas

 8 PM A Letter To Three Wives (1949) Jean Crain & Linda Darnell. Dir:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz. FOX, 103 min. p/s

9:45 PM Angels In The Outfield (1951) Paul Douglas & Janet Leigh. Dir:  Clarence Brown. MGM, 99 min. p/s

11:30 PM The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956) Paul Douglas & Judy Holliday. Dir:  Richard Quine. COL, 100 min. p/s

1:15 PM Beau James (1957) Bob Hope & Paul Douglas. Dir:  Melville Shavelson. PAR, 105 min. Premiere

3 AM Clash By Night (1952) Barbara Stanwyck & Paul Douglas. Dir:  Fritz Lang.  RKO, 105 min., p/s

4:45 AM Fourteen Hours (1951) Paul Douglas & Richard Basehart. Dir:  Henry Hathaway. FOX, 92 min. p/s

 

WEDNESDAY, July 3

 “I happen to dislike all children intensely. But I can assure you that I can readily attend to their necessary, though unpleasant, wants.”

Assistant Director Gaston Glass (Challenge #5)

 6:30 AM Blue, White and Perfect (1942) Lloyd Nolan & Mary Beth Hughes. Dir:  Herbert I. Leeds. FOX, 74 min. p/s

7:45 AM Sitting Pretty (1948) Robert Young & Maureen O’Hara. Dir:  Walter Lang. FOX, 83 min. p/s

9:15 AM Nightmare Alley (1947) Tyrone Power & Joan Blondell. Dir:  Edmund Goulding. FOX, 110 min. p/s

11:15 AM Unfaithfully Yours (1948) Rex Harrison & Linda Darnell. Dir:  Preston Sturges. FOX, 105 min. p/s

 

“Chicolini here may talk like an idiot and look like an idiot but don’t let that fool you.  He really is an idiot.”

Anybody For A Snack?

 1 PM Mystic Pizza (1988) Annabeth Gish & Julia Roberts. Dir:  Donald Petrie. The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 104 min. Premiere

2:45 PM Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) Kathy Bates & Jessica Tandy. Dir:  Jon Avnet. UI, 130 min. p/s

5 PM Wild Strawberries (1957) Victor Sjostrom & Bibi Andersson. Dir:  Ingmar Bergman. AB Svensk Filmindustri, 91 min. p/s

6:45 PM Duck Soup (1933) The Marx Brothers. Dir:  Leo McCarey. PAR, 68 min. p/s

 

 “You know, this is the first time I’ve ever seen dawn without a hangover.”

Happy Birthday, George Sanders

 8 PM All About Eve (1950) Bette Davis & Anne Baxter. Dir:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz. FOX, 138 min. p/s

10:30 PM Lancer Spy (1937) Dolores del Rio & George Sanders. Dir:  Gregory Ratoff. FOX, 78 min.  Premiere

12 AM The Saint in London (1939) George Sanders & Sally Gray.  Dir:  John Paddy Carstairs. RKO, 77 min. p/s

1:30 AM Rage in Heaven (1941) Robert Montgomery & George Sanders. Dir:  W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 85 min. p/s

3 AM The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) George Sanders & Hurd Hatfield. Dir:  Albert Lewin. MGM, 110 min. p/s

5 AM The Law in Her Hands (1936) Margaret Lindsay & Glenda Farrell. Dir:  William Clemens. WB, 58 min. p/s

 

THURSDAY, July 4

 “Let’s kick the tires and light the fires!”

It’s Independence Day!

 6 AM Rally Round The Flag, Boys! (1958) Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward. Dir:  Leo McCarey. FOX, 106 min. p/s

8 AM Miss Firecracker (1989) Holly Hunter & Mary Steenburgen. Dir:  Thomas Schlamme. Corsair Pictures, 102 min. p/s

9:45 AM Picnic (1955) William Holden & Kim Novak. Dir:  Joshua Logan. COL, 115 min. p/s

11:45 AM Born on the 4th of July (1989) Tom Cruise & Kyra Sedgwick. Dir:  Oliver Stone. UI, 144 min. p/s

2:15 PM Independence Day (1996) Will Smith & Jeff Goldblum. Dir:  Roland Emmerich. FOX, 145 min. Premiere

4:45 PM Stars & Stripes Forever (1952) Clifton Webb & Robert Wagner. Dir:  Henry Koster. FOX, 90 min. p/s

6:15 PM Star Spangled Girl (1971) Sandy Duncan & Tony Roberts. Dir:  Jerry Paris. PAR, 93 min. Premiere

 

I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender.”

What If John Garfield Had Lived?   (Challenge #1)

 8 PM On the Waterfront (1954) John Garfield (instead of Marlon Brando) & Karl Malden. Dir:  Elia Kazan. COL, 108 min. p/s

10 PM Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) John Garfield (instead of Paul Newman) & Pier Angeli. Dir:  Robert Wise. MGM, 114 min. p/s

12 AM Human Desire (1954) John Garfield (instead of Glenn Ford) & Gloria Grahame. Dir:  Fritz Lang. COL, 91 min. p/s

1:45 AM The Harder They Fall (1956) John Garfield (instead of Humphrey Bogart) & Rod Steiger. Dir:  Mark Robson. COL, 109 min. p/s

3:45 AM The Manchurian Candidate (1962) John Garfield (instead of Frank Sinatra) & Laurence Harvey. Dir:  John Frankenheimer. UA, 126 min. p/s

 

FRIDAY, July 5

 “Can you butle? Butle? Yes, we’re fresh out of butlers.”

Butlers

 6 AM Thank You, Jeeves! (1936) Arthur Treacher & David Niven. Dir:  Arthur Greville. FOX, 57 min.  LP Exempt Premiere

7 AM Her Man Gilbey (1944) Michael Wilding & Margaret Rutherford. Dir:  Harold French. Two Cities Films, 77 min. Premiere

8:30 AM My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell & Carole Lombard. Dir:  Gregory LaCava. UI, 94 min. p/s

10:15 AM The Baroness & The Butler (1938) William Powell & Annabelle. Dir:  Walter Lang. FOX, 80 min. p/s

 

“Please to remain absolutely good behaved so that this man will not have necessity of shooting you to pieces.”

Guest Programmers Boris Badenov & Natasha Fatale

 11:45 AM From Russia With Love (1963) Sean Connery & Pedro Armendariz. Dir:  Terence Young. UA, 115 min. p/s

1:45 PM The Ipcress File (1965) Michael Caine & Nigel Green. Dir:  Sidney J. Furie. RANK, 109 min. p/s

3:45 PM The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1965) Richard Burton & Claire Bloom. Dir:  Martin Ritt. Salem Films Ltd, 112 min. p/s

5:45 PM The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966) Carl Reiner & Eva Marie Saint. Dir:  Norman Jewison. Mirisch Corp, 126 min. p/s

 

“What hump?”

TCM SPOTLIGHT: Sidekicks

 8 PM Young Frankenstein (1974) Gene Wilder & Marty Feldman as Igor. Dir:  Mel Brooks. FOX, 105 min. p/s

9:45 PM Star Wars (1977) Harrison Ford & Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca. Dir:  George Lucas. FOX, 121 min. Premiere

11 PM Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1953) Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw. Dir:  Howard Hawks. FOX, 91 min. p/s

12:45 AM Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly & Donald O’Connor as Cosmo Brown. Dir:  Kelly & Donen. MGM, 103 min. p/s

2:30 AM Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart & Dooley Wilson as Sam. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 102 min. p/s

4:15 AM The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Dir:  Sidney Lanfield. FOX, 80 min. p/s

 

SATURDAY, July 6

 “As my grandpappy, Ol’ Reliable used to say . . .”

The Dogs of Disney (Challenge #4)

 6 AM Mother Pluto (1936) Pinto Colvig, Florence Gill, Lee Millar. Dir:  David Hand, WD, 8 min, 35 sec. Disney Exempt Premiere

6:15 AM Donald and Pluto (1936) Pinto Colvig & Clarence Nash.  Dir:  Ben Sharpsteen WD, 8 min. Disney Exempt Premiere

6:30 AM Pluto’s Playmate (1941) Lee Milar. Dir:  Norm Ferguson. WD, 8 min. Disney Exempt Pr.

6:45 AM Lady & The Tramp (1955) Peggy Lee & Barbara Luddy. Dir:  Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske. WD, 75 min. Disney Exempt Premiere

8 AM The Shaggy Dog (1959) Fred MacMurray & Jean Hagen. Dir:  Charles Barton. WD, 104 min. p/s

9:45 AM 101 Dalmations (1961) Rod Taylor & Cate Bauer. Dir:  Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi. WD, 79 min. Disney Exempt Premiere

11:15 AM The Ugly Dachshund (1966) Dean Jones & Susan Pleshette. Dir:  Norman Tokar. WD, 93 min. p/s

 

“It’s even better when you help.”

Hawksian Women

 1 PM I Was A Male War Bride (1949) Cary Grant & Ann Sheridan. Dir:  Howard Hawks. FOX, 105 min. p/s

2:45 PM Only Angels Have Wings (1939) Cary Grant & Jean Arthur. Dir:  Howard Hawks. COL, 121 min. p/s

5 PM To Have and Have Not (1944) Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall. Dir:  Howard Hawks. WB, 100 min. p/s

6:45 PM Trent’s Last Case (1929) Donald Crisp & Marceline Day. Dir:  Howard Hawks. FOX, 66 min. Premiere

 

“Well, what did you expect in an opera?  A happy ending?”

Bugs Bunny as TCM Host with Daffy Duck Co-Hosting “The Essentials” (Challenge #2)

 8 PM Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) Bob Hoskins & Christopher Lloyd. Dir:  Robert Zemeckis. Touchstone Pictures, 104 min p/s. THE ESSENTIAL

9:45 PM Lord Love A Duck (1966) Roddy McDowell & Tuesday Weld. Dir:  George Axelrod. UA, 105 min. p/s

11:30 PM What’s Opera, Doc? (1957) Mel Blanc & Arthur Q. Bryan as Bugs & Daffy. Dir:  Chuck Jones. WB, 7 min.

11:37 PM Rabbit Fire (1951) Mel Blanc & Arthur Q. Bryan as Bugs & Daffy. Dir.  Chuck Jones,WB,  7 min.

11:44 PM Knighty Knight Bugs (1958) Mel Blanc as Bugs Bunny, Dir:  Friz Freleng. WB, 7 min.

11:51 PM Robin Hood Daffy (1958) Mel Blanc as Daffy Duck. Dir:  Chuck Jones. WB, 7 min.

 

“You see, sometimes a thought can be like a malignant disease.”

NOIR ALLEY Hosted by Sydney Greenstreet (as Casper Gutman)

 12 AM Conflict (1945) Humphrey Bogart & Alexis Smith. Dir:  Curtis Bernhardt. WB, 86 min. p/s

 

“You better watch out.”

TCM UNDERGROUND --  Weird Santas

 1:30 AM Christmas Evil (1980) Brandon Maggart & Jeffrey DeMunn. Dir:  Lewis Jackson. Pan American Films, 100 min. p/s

3:15 AM Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) Lilyan Chauvin & Gilmer McCormick. Dir:  Charles E. Seillier, Jr. Tri Star, 79 min. Exempt Premiere

4:45 AM Santa Conquers The Martians (1964) John Call & Leonard Hicks. Dir:  Nicholas Webster. Jalor Prod., 86 min. p/s

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Notes for Lydecker’s TCM Schedule #39

Week of June 30 – July 6

 

SOTM:  Paul Douglas

The Essential:  Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

TCM Spotlight:  Sidekicks

Noir Alley: Conflict (1945)

Guest Programmers:  Boris Badenov & Natasha Fatale

Silent Sunday:  Sadie Thompson (1928) & Stage Struck (1925)

TCM Import: Stray Dog (1949)

TCM Underground: Weird Santas

Challenge #1:  What If He Had 100 Years:  John Garfield

Challenge #2:  TCM Host:  Bugs Bunny

                        The Essentials Co-Host:  Daffy Duck

                        Noir Alley Host:  Sydney Greenstreet as Casper Gutman

Challenge #3:  What If LP:  Who, What, When, Where, How & Why films

Challenge #4:  What If Disney:  The Dogs of Disney

Challenge #5:  What If Background Artists: Gaston Glass, Assistant Director

 TCM Premieres:

Throw Momma From The Train (1987)

Seven Sisters (1915)

The Adventures of Carol (1915)

Stand Up and Cheer (1934)

Beau James (1957)

Mystic Pizza (1988)

Lancer Spy (1937)

Independence Day (1996)

Star Spangled Girl (1971)

Her Man Gilbey (1944)

Star Wars (1977)

Trent’s Last Case (1929)

 Exempt Premieres:

What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

Where’s Charley? (1952)

Thank You, Jeeves! (1936)

Lady and The Tramp (1955)

101 Dalmations (1961)

The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

 By decade:

 1910’s:  2                             1960’s:  11

1920’s:  5                             1970’s:  2

1930’s:  30                           1980’s:  9

1940’s:  18                           1990’s:  2

1950’s:  23

 A few notes:

I confess to being a complete sucker for those films where spies hide secret messages in music, which is why Sunday begins with “The Message Is In The Music,” followed by “Mama’s Boys” and “Kings Who Aren’t Royalty.” Late Sunday night, Gloria Swanson and Akira Kurosawa are in the Silent/Import spotlight.

Monday starts with a lot question mark movies, segues to “Other Women” and in prime time salutes a favorite of mine, Madge Evans, who, as it turns out, was a child star in silents long before she was an MGM star. Tuesday morning, sit back and enjoy a Cagney/Blondell marathon followed by the films of my SOTM, the wonderful, wonderful Paul Douglas.

To me, assistant directors are the unsung heroes of a film set. They contribute so much to the smooth running of every production yet nobody knows their name. Gaston Glass was born in Paris, worked briefly as an actor and then moved to the other side of the camera, becoming a (mostly uncredited) assistant director/production manager on dozens of projects for Twentieth Century Fox. Later on Wednesday enjoy George Sanders birthday salute.

Thursday, it’s all about flags and fireworks for the 4th of July and in prime time, we explore “What might have been” had the incredibly talented, gone-way-too-soon John Garfield lived a bit longer.

Movies featuring butlers begins Friday followed by a few films specially selected for you by my guest programmers, Boris Badenov & Natasha Fatale. Friday night my TCM Spotlight is all about Sidekicks; those smart, funny, indispensible best friends of the leading man or woman who add so much to a movie (and seem to get all the best lines, too.)

The week concludes with the “Dogs of Disney,” and “Hawksian Women,” the bright, self-reliant heroines that Howard Hawks specialized in.  Finally, meet my “What If” TCM Host, Bugs Bunny, who is ably assisted by his Essentials Co-Host, (and constant rival) Daffy Duck.  After carefully considering many, many candidates, both real and fictional, Bugs emerged as the perfect host. This is a guy who has it all  -- Years of experience in show business, a commanding presence, the “gift of gab” and, even better, the ability to be a total smart ****.  

It’s been fun. Enjoy!

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Schedule for May 5-11, 2019

SOTM:Shirley MacLaine
TCM Spotlight: Film Debuts
New Host: Faye Dunaway
TCM Imports: Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Silent Sunday: The Circus (1928)/The Kid (1921)
The Essentials: A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
TCM Underground: Mulholland Drive (2001)
Noir Alley: His Kind of Woman (1951)

Premieres
1. The Pajama Game (1957)
2. Don't Just Stand There (1968)
3. Madame Sousatzka (1988)
4. Postcards from the Edge (1990)
5. Used People (1992)
6. The Tamarind Seed (1974)
7. Strange Bedfellows (1965)
8. The Shrike (1955)
9. So This Is Paris (1954)
10. This Happy Feeling (1958)
11. Three Women (1977)
12. Gosford Park (2001)

Exempt Premieres
1. Damn Yankees (1958)
2. What's So Bad About Feeling So Good? (1968)
3. Where's Charley? (1952)
4. Bambi (1942)
5. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
6. Dumbo (1941)
7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
8. Cinderella (1950)
9. Fantasia (1940)
10. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
11. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

12. Forever Female (1953)
13. Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
14. It Grows On Trees (1952)
15. One Desire (1955)
16. Mulholland Drive (2001)

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Direct from Broadway

6 AM On the Town (1949) Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra 😧 Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly MGM 98 min

7:45 AM Carousel (1956) Gordon Macrae & Shirley Jones 😧 Henry King Fox 128 min (p/s)

10 AM Damn Yankees (1958) Tab Hunter & Gwen Verdon, dir George Abbott & Stanley Donen WB 111 min LP EXEMPT PREMIERE

12 PM The Pajama Game (1957) Doris Day & John Raitt 😧 Stanley Donen & George Abbott WB 101 min Premiere #1

1:45 PM Flower Drum Song (1961) Miyoshi Umeki & Nancy Kwan 😧 Henry Koster UI 133 min (p/s)

4 PM Bye Bye Birdie (1963) Ann-Margret & Dick Van Dyke 😧 George Sidney Columbia 112 min (p/s)

6 PM Kismet (1955) Howard Keel & Ann Blyth D:Vincente Minnelli MGM 113 min

The Two Sides of Mary Tyler Moore

8 PM What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) Mary Tyler Moore & George Peppard UI 94 min LP EXEMPT PREMIERE #1

9:45 PM Ordinary People (1980) Timothy Hutton & Mary Tyler Moore 😧 Robert Redford Paramount 123 min (p/s)

Silent Sunday

12 AM The Circus (1928) Charlie Chaplin & Merna Kennedy 😧 Charlie Chaplin UA 72 min (p/s)

1:15 AM The Kid (1921) Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan 😧 Charlie Chaplin UA 60 min (p/s)

TCM Imports

2:30 AM Fanny and Alexander (1982) Pernella Alwin & Bertil Guve 😧 Ingmar Bergman Janus 197 min (p/s)

Monday, May 6, 2019

Co-Starring Allyn Ann McLerie

6AM Cinderella Liberty (1973) James Caan & Marsha Mason 😧 Mark Rydell Fox 117 min (p/s)

8 AM Jeremiah Johnson (1972) Robert Redford & Will Geer 😧 Sydney **** WB 116 min (p/s)

10: 00 AM Where’s Charley? (1952) Ray Bolger & Allyn Ann McLerie, dir David Butler WB 97 min LP EXEMPT PREMIERE #2

11:45 AM Calamity Jane (1953) Doris Day & Howard Keel 😧 David Butler WB 101 min (p/s)

With Glynis Johns

1:30 PM Don't Just Stand There (1968) Mary Tyler Moore & Robert Wagner 😧 Ron Winston UI 100 min Premiere #2

3:15 PM 49th Parallel (1941) Anton Wolbrook & Leslie Howard D:Michael Powell Janus 123 min (p/s)

5:30 PM The Sundowners (1960) Deborah Kerr & Robert Mitchum 😧 Fred Zinnemann WB 133 min.

Treasures from the Disney Vault

8 PM Bambi (1942) Voices of Bobby Stewart & Peter Behn 😧 David Hand 69 min Disney Exempt Premiere #1

9:15 PM The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) Voices of Bing Crosby &Basil Rathbone 😧 Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, James Algar Disney 68 min Disney Exempt Premiere #2

10:30 PM Dumbo (1941) Voices of Sterling Holloway & Edward Brophy 😧 Ben Sharpsteen Disney 64 min Disney Exempt Premiere #3

11:45 PM Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Voices of Andrea Cassoletti & Lucille LaVerne 😧 David Hand Disney 83 min Disney exempt Premiere#4

1:15 AM Cinderella (1950) Voices of Ilene Woods & Eleanor Audley 😧 Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geonimi Disney 74 min Disney Exempt Premiere #5

2:30 AM Fantasia (1940) 😧 Ben Sharpsteen Disney 120 min Disney Exempt Premiere #6

4:30 AM Lady and the Tramp (1955) Voices of Barbara Luddy & Peggy Lee 😧 Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geonimi Disney 75 min Disney Exempt Premiere #7

5:45 AM Sleeping Beauty (1959) Voices of Verna Felton & Eleanor Audley 😧 Clyde Geronimi Disney 75 min Disney Exempt Premiere #8

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

What if Carole Lombard had 100 Years?

7AM Auntie Mame (1958) Rosalind Russell & Corale Browne 😧 Morton Da Costa WB 143 min (p/s)

9:30 AM A Foreign Affair (1948) Jean Arthur & John Lund 😧 Billy Wilder Par 116 min

11:30 AM Forever Female (1953) Ginger Rogers & William Holden 😧 Irving Rapper Par 93 min Casting exempt Premiere #1

1:15 PM The Egg and I (1947) Claudette Colbert & Fred MacMurray 😧 Chester Erskine UI 108 min (p/s)

3:15 PM Teacher's Pet (1958) Clark Gable & Doris Day 😧 George Seaton Paramount 120 min (p/s)

5:15 PM It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) Spencer Tracy & Ethel Merman 😧 Stanley Kramer UA 163 min (p/s)

Star of the Month: Shirley MacLaine

8 PM Madame Sousatzka (1988) Shirley MacLaine & Navin Chowdhry 😧 John Schlesinger Uni/Cineplex Odeon 123 min Premiere #3

10:15 PM Ask Any Girl (1959) Shirley MacLaine & David Niven 😧 Charles Walters MGM 101 min

12 AM Postcards from the Edge (1990) Meryl Streep & Shirley MacLaine 😧 Mike Nichols Columbia 103 min Premiere #4

1:45 AM Some Came Running (1958) Frank Sinatra & Shirley MacLaine 😧 Vincente Minnelli MGM 136 min

4:15 AM Used People (1992) Shirley MacLaine & Marcello Mastroianni 😧 Beeban Kidron Fox/Largo 115 min Premiere  #5

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Actresses directed by their husbands

6:15 AM Barbarella (1968) Jane Fonda & John Phillip Law 😧 Roger Vadim Paramount 98 min (p/s)

8 AM The Tamarind Seed (1974) Julie Andrews & Omar Sharif 😧 Blake Edwards AVCO Embassy/ITC 123 min Premiere #6

10:15 AM Rachel Rachel (1968) Joanne Woodward & Estelle Parsons 😧 Paul Newman WB 101 min (p/s)

12 PM The Happy Ending (1969) Jean Simmons & John Forsythe 😧 Richard Brooks  UA 112 min (p/s)

Truffaut Noir

2 PM The Bride Wore Black (1968) Jeanne Moreau & Claude Rich 😧 Francois Truffaut UA 107 min (p/s)

4 PM Mississippi Mermaid (1969) Jean- Paul Belmondo & Catherine Deneuve 😧 Francois Truffaut UA 123 min (p/s)

6:15 PM Shoot the Piano Player (1960) Charles Aznavour & Marie Dubois 😧 Francois Truffaut Janus 81 min (p/s)

TCM Spotlight: Film Debuts

8 PM Don't Bother to Knock (1952) Richard Widmark & Anne Bancroft 😧 Ray Baker Fox 76 min (p/s)

9:30 PM Torrent (1926) Ricardo Cortez & Greta Garbo 😧 Monta Bell MGM 87 min

11 PM Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) Gig Young & Diane Keaton 😧 Cy Howard ABC/Cinerama 106 min (p/s)

1 AM Paper Moon (1973) Tatum O'Neal & Ryan O'Neal 😧 Peter Bogdonovich Paramount 102 min (p/s)

2:45 AM Evelyn Prentice (1934) Myrna Loy & Rosalind Russell 😧 William K Howard MGM 80 min

4:15 AM The Valley of Decision (1945) Greer Garson & Dean Stockwell 😧 Tay Garnett MGM 119 min

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Less than Ideal Vacations

6:15 AM The Out-of-Towners (1970) Jack Lemmon & Sandy Dennis 😧 Arthur Hiller Paramount 97 min (p/s)

8 AM The Poseidon Adventure (1972) Gene Hackman & Shelley Winters 😧 Ronald Neame Fox 117 min (p/s)

10 AM Niagara (1953) Joseph Cotten & Marilyn Monroe 😧 Henry Hathaway  Fox 89 min (p/s)

11:30 AM Penny Serenade (1941) Irene Dunne & Cary Grant 😧 George Stevens Columbia 118 min (p/d)

Starring Gina Lollobrigida

1:30 PM Strange Bedfellows (1965) Rock Hudson & Gina Lollobrigida 😧 Melvin Frank UI  98 min Premiere #7

3:15 PM Come September (1961) Rock Hudson & Gina Lollobrigida 😧 Robert Mulligan UI  112 min  (p/s)

5:20 PM Short: Traveltalks: Italy 8 min

5:30 PM Solomon and Sheba (1959) Yul Brynner & Gina Lollobrigida 😧 King Vidor UA 139 min (p/s)

TCM's New Host: Faye Dunaway

8 PM Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway 😧 Arthur Penn WB 111 min (p/s)

10 PM Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) Faye Dunaway & Barry Primus 😧 Jerry Schatzberg Universal 104 min Host-Exempt Premiere #1

12 AM Chinatown (1974) Jack Nicholson & Faye Dunaway 😧 Roman Polanski Paramount 131 min (p/s)

2:15 AM The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) Steve McQueen & Faye Dunaway 😧 Norman Jewison UA 102 min (p/s)

4:00 AM Oklahoma Crude (1973) George C Scott & Faye Dunaway 😧 Stanley Kramer Columbia 108 min (p/s)

Friday, May 10, 2019

Production Design by Alexander Golitzen

6:00 AM It Grows On Trees (1952) Irene Dunne & Dean Jagger 😧 Arthur Lubin UI 84 min Background exempt Premiere #1

7:30 AM One Desire (1955) Rock Hudson & Anne Baxter 😧 Jerry Hopper UI 94 min Background Exempt Premiere #2

9:15 AM The Shrike (1955) June Allyson & Jose Ferrer 😧 Jose Ferrer UI  88 min. Premiere #8

10:45 AM So This Is Paris (1954) Tony Curtis & Gloria DeHaven 😧 Richard Quine UI 96 min Premiere #9

12:30 PM This Happy Feeling (1958) Debbie Reynolds & Curt Jurgins 😧 Blake Edwards UI 92 min Premiere #10

2:15 PM All I Desire (1953) Barbara Stanwyck & Richard Carlson 😧 Douglas Sirk UI 79 min (p/s)

3:45 PM Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Joan Fontaine & Louis Jourdan 😧 Max Ophuls UI 90 min (p/s)

5:15 PM Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) Julie Andrews & Mary Tyler Moore 😧 George Roy Hill Uni 152 min (p/s)

Directed by Robert Altman

8PM Nashville (1975) Henry Gibson & Lily Tomlin 😧 Robert Altman Paramount 160 min (p/s)

10:45 PM Three Women (1977) Shelley Duvall & Sissy Spacek 😧 Robert Altman Fox 124 min Premiere #11

1 AM Gosford Park (2001) Kelly MacDonald & Maggie Smith D:Robert Altman USA Films 131 min Premiere #12

3:15 AM McCabe and Mrs Miller (1971) Warren Beatty & Julie Christie 😧 Robert Altman WB 120 min. (p/s)

5:30 AM MGM Parade

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Long Time, no See at TCM!

6 AM The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929) Norma Shearer & Louis Stone 😧 Bayard Veiller MGM 113 min.

8 AM Tovarich (1937) Claudette Colbert & Charles Boyer 😧 Anatole Litvak WB 98 min

9:45 AM Beyond the Forest (1949) Bette Davis & Joseph Cotten 😧 King Vidor WB 89 min.

11:30 AM Reunion in Vienna (1933) John Barrymore & Diana Wynward 😧 Sidney Franklin MGM 98 min.

1:15 PM Lilac Time (1928) Colleen Moore & Gary Cooper 😧 George Fitzmaurice & Frank Lloyd First National 80 min.

2:45 PM The Pleasure of His Company (1961) Fred Astaire & Debbie Reynolds 😧 George Seaton Paramount 115 min (p/s)

4:45 PM Fast and Loose (1930) Miriam Hopkins & Carole Lombard 😧 Fred C. Newmeyer Paramount 70 min (p/s)

6 PM Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) Jeff Bridges & Martin Landau 😧 Francis Ford Coppola Paramount/Lucasfilm 110 min (p/s)

The Essentials: Selznick at MGM

8 PM A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Ronald Colman & Edna May Oliver 😧 Jock Conway & Robert Z. Leonard MGM 128 min

10:15 PM Viva Villa! (1934) Wallace Beery & Fay Wray 😧 Jack Conway MGM 115 min.

Noir Alley
12:15 AM His Kind of Woman (1951) Robert Mitchum & Jane Russell 😧 John Farrow RKO 120 min

TCM Underground

2:30 AM Mulholland Drive (2001) Naomi Watts & Laura Elena Harring 😧 David Lynch Universal/StudioCanal  145 min Underground Exempt Premiere

5 AM Private Screenings: Ann Miller (1997) 52 min.

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Stevo's Schedule

TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39

Week of February 10-16, 2019

 

--------------------------------SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2019-------------------------------

Sunday Morning with Gloria Grahame

5:30am Blonde Fever (1944) Philip Dorn, Mary Astor. Dir: Richard Whorf. MGM, 69min. p/s

6:45am In a Lonely Place (1950) Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Nicholas Ray. Columbia, 94min. p/s

8:30am Crossfire (1947) Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. RKO, 86min. p/s

Noir Alley

10:00am The Big Heat (1953) Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Fritz Lang. Columbia, 89min. p/s

 

The Collaboration of Steven Spielberg and John Williams

11:30am AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration (2011) Steven Spielberg, John Williams. AFI, TCM, 40min. p/s

12:30pm Saving Private Ryan (1998) Tom Hanks, Matt Damon. Dir: Steven Spielberg. Dreamworks, 169min. p/s

3:30pm Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr. Dir: Steven Spielberg. Columbia, 138min. p/s

6:00PM Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Dir: Steven Spielberg. Paramount, 115min. Premiere #1

 

An Evening with Mizoguchi

8:00pm A Story from Chikamatsu (1954) Kazou Hasegawa, Kyoko Kagawa. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Deiei Studios, 102min. p/s

9:45pm Women of the Night (1948) Kinuyo Tanaka, Sanae Takasugi. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Shochiku Eiga, 75min. p/s

 

Silent Sunday Night

11:00pm The Water Magician (Taki No Shiraito) (1933) Tokihiko Okada, Ichiro Sugai. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Irie Production. Premiere Exempt

TCM Imports

1:00am The 47 Ronin (1941) Chojuro Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Shochiku Eiga, 241min. p/s

 

--------------------------------MONDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2019-------------------------------

 

Remembering Burt Reynolds

5:00am Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Burt Reynolds, Sally Field. Dir: Hal Needham. Universal, 96min. p/s

6:45am The Longest Yard (1974) Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert. Dir: Robert Aldrich. Paramount, 121min. Premiere #2

9:00am Deliverance (1972) Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds. Dir: John Boorman. Warner Bros, 109min. p/s

 

Contributions from Gwen Verdon

11:00am Damn Yankees (1958) Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon. Dir: George Abbott. Warner Bros, 111min. LP Exempt Premiere

12:45pm Singin in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Dir: Stanley Donen. MGM, 103min. p/s

2:45pm Cocoon (1985) Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley. Dir: Ron Howard. Fox, 117Mmin. p/s

4:45pm The Mississippi Gambler (1953) Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie. Dir: Rudolph Mate. Universal International, 99min. Premiere #3

6:15pm Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe. Dir: Howard Hawks. Fox, 91min. p/s

 

Optional Challenge #5 What if Gaffers Were Famous?

Titles by Saul Bass

8:00pm The Seven Year Itch (1955) Marilyn Monroe, Tow Ewell. Dir: Billy Wilder. Fox, 105min. p/s

9:45pm Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. Dir Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 109min. p/s

11:45pm Anatomy of a Murder (1959) James Stewart, Lee Remick. Dir: Otto Preminger. Otto Preminger Films, 160min. p/s

2:30am It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle. Dir: Stanley Kramer. Casey Productions, 205min. p/s

 

--------------------------------TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2019-------------------------------

 

6:00am Around the World in California (1947) James A. Fitzpatrick. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 10min.

 

Ray Bolger Movies That AREN'T The Wizard of Oz

6:15am Sweethearts (1938) Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 114min. p/s

8:15am Look for the Silver Lining (1949) June Haver, Ray Bolger. Dir: David Butler. Warner Bros, 106min. p/s

10:15am Where's Charley? (1952) Ray Bolger, Allyn Ann McLerie. Dir: David Butler. Warner Bros, 97min. LP Exempt Premiere

 

Based on the Works of Damon Runyon

12:00pm Pocketful of Miracles (1961) Glenn Ford, Bette Davis. Dir: Frank Capra. Franton Productions, 136min. p/s

2:30pm Lady for a Day (1933) Warren William, May Robson. Dir: Frank Capra. Columbia, 96min. p/s

4:15pm Butch Minds the Baby (1942) Virginia Bruce, Broderick Crawford. Dir: Albert S. Rogell. Universal, 75min. LP Exempt Premiere

5:30pm Guys and Dolls (1955) Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. MGM, 150min. p/s

 

Star of the Month Donald O'Connor

8:00pm Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Universal International, 95min. LP Exempt Premiere

9:45pm Call Me Madam (1953) Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor. Dir: Walter Lang. Fox, 114min. p/s

11:45pm Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) Donald O'Connor, Gale Storm. Dir: Charles Lamont. Universal International, 86min. Premiere #4

1:15am I Love Melvin (1953) Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Dir: Don Weis. MGM, 77min. p/s

2:45am Chip Off the Old Block (1944) Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan. Dir: Charles Lamont. Universal, 71min. Premiere #5

4:00am Are You with It? (1948) Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan. Dir: Jack Hively. Universal International, 93min. Premiere #6

 

--------------------------------WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2019-------------------------------

 

Memorable Butlers

5:45am Billy and the Butler (1912) (short) John Steppling, Francis X. Bushman. The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, One reel short.

6:15am Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) Charles Laughton, Mary Boland. Dir:Leo McCarey. Paramount, 90min. p/s

7:45am Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden, Gloria Swanson. Dir: Billy Wilder. Paramount, 110min. p/s

9:45am My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell, Carole Lombard. Dir: Gregory La Cava. Universal, 94min. p/s

11:30am Thank You, Jeeves (1936) Arthur Treacher, Virginia Field, David Niven. Dir: Arthur Greville Collins. Fox, 57min. LP Exempt Premiere

 

What IS So Bad About Feeling Good? Movies that Leave You Feeling Happy!

12:30pm Amelie (2001) Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz. Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Claudie Ossard Productions, 122min. Premiere #7

2:45pm The Princess Bride (1987) Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright. Dir: Rob Reiner. Fox, 98min. Premiere #8

4:30pm Groundhog Day (1993) Bill Murray, Andie McDowell. Dir: Harold Ramis. Columbia, 101min. Premiere #9

6:15pm What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore. Dir: George Seaton. Universal, 94min. LP Exempt Premiere

 

Optional Challenge #4 What if Disney Was on TCM More?

Treasures from the Disney Vault

8:00pm The Moon-Spinners (1964) Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach. Dir: James Neilson. Walt Disney Productions, 118min. Disney Exempt Premiere

10:00pm That Darn Cat (1965) Hayley Mills, Dean Jones. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 116min. Disney Exempt Premiere

12:00am The Living Desert (1953) Winston Hibler. Dir: James Algar. Walt Disney Productions, 69min. p/s

1:15am Midnight in a Toy Shop (1930) (short) Dir: Wilfred Jackson. Walt Disney Productions, 7min.

1:30am The Vanishing Prairie (1954) Winston Hibler. Dir: James Algar. Walt Disney Productions, 71min. p/s

2:45am Broken Toys (1935) (short) Alyce Ardell, Sara Berner, Tommy Bupp. Dir: Ben Sharpsteen. Walt Disney Productions, 8min.

3:00am Presenting Senor Zorro (1957) Guy Williams. Dir: Norman Foster. Walt Disney Productions, 26min.

3:30am Zorro's Secret Passage (1957) Guy Williams. Dir: Norman Foster. Walt Disney Productions, 26min.

4:00am The Ghost of the Mission (1957) Guy Williams. Dir: Norman Foster. Walt Disney Productions, 30min.

4:30am The Well of Death (1958) Guy Williams. Dir: Charles Lamont. Walt Disney Productions, 30min.

5:00am An Affair of Honor (1959) Guy Williams. Dir: Hollingsworth Morse. Walt Disney Productions, 26min.

5:30am Auld Acquaintance (1961) Guy Williams, Ricardo Montalban. Dir: James Neilson. Walt Disney Productions, 30min.

 

--------------------------------THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2019-------------------------------

 

Bittersweet Love for Valentine's Day

6:00am Brief Encounter (1945) Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard. Dir: David Lean. Cineguild, 86min. p/s

7:30am Waterloo Bridge (1931) Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 81min. p/s

9:00am Lost in Translation (2003) Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson. Dir: Sofia Coppola. Focus Features, 102min. Premiere #10

10:45am Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros, 102min. p/s

 

Happy Birthday Jack Benny

12:30pm Love Thy Neighbor (1940) Jack Benny, Fred Allen. Dir: Mark Sandrich. Paramount, 82min. Premiere #11

2:00pm The Meanest Man in the World (1943) Jack Benny, Priscilla Lane. Dir: Sidney Lanfield. Fox, 57min. Premiere #12

3:00pm George Washington Slept Here (1942) Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Bros, 93min. p/s

4:45pm To Be or Not to Be (1942) Carole Lombard, Jack Benny. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. Romaine Film Corporation, 99min. p/s

6:30pm Charley's Aunt (1941) Jack Benny, Kay Francis. Dir: Archie Mayo. Fox, 80min. LP Exempt Premiere

 

Challenge #1: What if They Had 100 Years? - Hayley Mills

8:00pm The Bad Seed (1956) Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Dir: Mervyn Leroy. Warner Bros, 129min. p/s

10:15pm Beach Party (1963) Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone. Dir: William Asher. American International, 101min. p/s

12:00am Rosemary's Baby (1968) Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes. Dir: Roman Polanski. William Castle Productions, 137min. p/s

2:30am Network (1976) Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch. Dir: Sidney Lumet. MGM, 121 min. p/s

4:30am Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Daniel Ratcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. Dir: Chris Columbus. Warner Bros, 152min. Casting Exempt Premiere

 

--------------------------------FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2019-------------------------------

 

Happy Birthday Cesar Romero

7:00am Happy Go Lucky (1951) David Niven, Vera-Ellen, Cesar Romero. Dir: H. Bruce Humberstone. Associated British Picture Corporation, 97min. p/s

8:45am Batman: The Movie (1966) Adam West, Burt Ward. Dir: Leslie H. Martinson. Fox, 105min. p/s

10:30am Lost Continent (1951) Cesar Romero, Hillary Brooke. Dir: Sam Newfield. Sigmund Neufeld Productions, 83min.

12:00pm The Little Princess (1939) Shirley Temple, Richard Greene. Dir: Walter Lang. Fox, 93min. p/s

1:45pm Ocean's 11 (1960) Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Dir: Lewis Milestone. Dorchester Productions, 127min. p/s

4:00pm Two on a Guillotine (1965) Connie Stevens, Dean Jones. Dir: William Conrad. William Conrad Productions, 107min. p/s

6:00pm Donovan's Reef (1963) John Wayne, Lee Marvin. Dir: John Ford. John Ford Productions, 109min. p/s

 

Friday Night Spotlight

Deborah Kerr Wrangles Unruly Children

8:00pm Black Narcissus (1947) Deborah Kerr, David Farrar. Dir: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. The Archers, 101min. p/s

9:45pm The Chalk Garden (1964) Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills. Dir: Ronald Neame. Universal, 106min. p/s

11:45pm The King and I (1956) Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr. Dir: Walter Lang. Fox, 133min. p/s

2:00am The Innocents (1961) Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde. Dir: Jack Clayton. Fox, 100min. p/s

3:45am Edward, My Son (1949) Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr. Dir: George Cukor. MGM, 112min. p/s

 

--------------------------------SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2019-------------------------------

 

Challenge #2 What if You Could Pick TCM's Host?

Special Host: Stephen King Presents Classic Horror & Sci-Fi

5:30am A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) Stephen King. Dir: Laurent Bouzereau. TCM/Amblin/Dreamworks, 58min. p/s

6:30am The Thing from Another World (1951) Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan. Dir: Christian Nyby. RKO, 87min. p/s

8:00am The Thing (1982) Kurt Russel, Wilford Brimley. Dir: John Carpenter. Universal, 109min. Host Exempt Premiere

10:00am Dracula (1931) Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler. Dir: Tod Browning. Universal, 75min. p/s

11:15am 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. MGM, 149min. p/s

1:45pm Frankenstein (1931) Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 70min. p/s

3:00pm Alien (1979) Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt. Dir: Ridley Scott. Fox, 116min. p/s

5:00pm The Wolf Man (1941) Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr. Dir: George Waggner. Universal, 70min. p/s

6:15pm The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal. Dir: Robert Wise. Fox, 92min. p/s

 

The Essentials

8:00pm Great Expectations (1946) John Mills, Valerie Hobson. Dir: David Lean. Cineguild, 118min. p/s

10:00pm Uncle Silas (1947) Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney. Dir: Charles Frank. Two Cities Films, 103min. p/s

11:45pm Sports Day (1944) (short) David Anthony, Ernest Borrow, Jean Simmons. Dir: Francis Searle.GB Instructional Films, 24min.

 

Noir Alley

12:15am Angel Face (1953) Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons. Dir: Otto Preminger. RKO, 91min. p/s

 

TCM Underground

2:00am Clerks (1994) Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson. Dir: Kevin Smith. View Askew Productions, 92min. Exempt Premiere

3:45am Mallrats (1995) Shannon Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee. Dir: Kevin Smith. View Askew Productions, 94min. Exempt Premiere

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Stevo's Notes

TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39

Week of February 10-16, 2019
SOTM: Donald O'Connor
THE ESSENTIALS:
Great Expectations (1946)
SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS:
The Water Magician (Taki No Shiraito) (1933)
TCM IMPORTS: The 47 Ronin (1941)
FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: Unruly Children
TCM UNDERGROUND:
Clerks (1994), Mallrats (1995)

NOIR ALLEY: Angel Face (1953)

 

CHALLENGE #39

1. Hayley Mills

2. Stephen King

3. Damn Yankees, What's So Bad About Feeling Good?, Charley's Aunt, Walking My Baby Back Home, Butch Minds the Baby, Thank You Jeeves, Where's Charley?,

4. Disney – The Moon-Spinners, That Darn Cat, The Living Desert, The Vanishing Prairie, Zorro TV episodes, Midnight in a Toy Shop, Broken Toys.

5. Saul Bass – Title Sequences

 

PREMIERES:

Raider of the Lost Ark (1981)

The Mississippi Gambler (1953)

The Longest Yard (1974)

Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)

Chip Off the Old Block (1944)

Are You With It? (1948)

Amelie (2001)

The Princess Bride (1987)

Groundhog Day (1993)

Lost in Translation (2003)

Love Thy Neighbor (1940)

The Meanest Man in the World (1943)

 

EXEMPT PREMIERES:

The Water Magician (Taki No Shiraito) (1933)

Damn Yankees (1958)

Where's Charley? (1952)

Butch Minds the Baby (1942)

Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)

Thank You, Jeeves (1936)

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

The Moon-Spinners (1964)

That Darn Cat (1965)

Charley's Aunt (1941)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

The Thing (1982)

Clerks (1994)

Mallrats (1995)

 

BREAKDOWN:

1910s: 1
1920s: 0
1930s: 12
1940s: 22
1950s: 30
1960s: 15
1970s: 6
1980s: 4
1990s: 4

2000s: 3

2010s: 2


NOTES:

This is coming in at the 11th hour, so I'll try to be brief! Sunday features some Spielberg/Williams collaborations, and a tribute to Kenji Mizoguchi for Silent Sunday Night and TCM Imports.

Monday includes some Gwen Verdon contributions, including her acting in Damn Yankees (an LP request!)and Cocoon, choreography for Singin in the Rain and The Mississippi Gambler, and coaching Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. There's even a story straight out of Hollywood lore that claims Verdon “dubbed Russell's and Monroe's swaying bottoms” at one point in the film. That's a story I couldn't NOT include! Monday concludes with some stunning title sequences created by the master, Saul Bass.

Tuesday morning and afternoon feature Ray Bolger and some works by Damon Runyon respectively. Both blocks contain an LP request. Tuesday evening highlights our SOTM Donald O'Connor, including another of LP's most wanted.

Wednesday kicks off with some memorable butlers, including Thank You, Jeeves. The afternoon brings some happy films, because What's So Bad About Feeling Good? The evening runds out the day with Treasures from the Disney Vault.

Thursday features some bittersweet love stories, a Jack Benny birthday tribute, and ends with challenge #1. I chose one of my favorites, Hayley Mills, as an actress I would have liked to have seen more of. I tried to choose some roles that could have challenged her, or were casting against type, as well as some fun inclusions like Beach Party and Harry Potter. As a side note, I think no one could portray Professor McGonagall better than Maggie Smith, BUT if she hadn't filled the role so well, maybe Hayley could have stepped in!

Friday begins with a birthday tribute to Cesar Romero, and ends with Deborah Kerr having her hands full with some unruly children (and adults)!

For Saturday, I scheduled a whole day's worth of horror and sci-fi films hosted by TCM's newest host, the author Stephen King. The day ends with several Jean Simmons films, including our Noir Alley entry, Angel Face. And a few Kevin Smith movies during the Underground hours.

Thanks!

Stevo

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52 minutes ago, Hepburn Fan said:

Shouldn't all of this be in the Games/Trivia section?

The TCM Programming Challenge is not a game. It began a dozen years ago to give people a sense of the real difficulties of creating a homogeneous schedule which showcases their personal movie preferences while remaining acceptable to a wide range of viewers.

It quickly became the most effective method for suggesting movies and themes. Many people have found their choices migrate into real schedules. I can attest to one instance of an entire daytime's schedule being used virtually unchanged from its presentation in the Challenge. Many movie premieres have been directly linked to the movie's being included in a schedule.

The actual TCM schedulers have posted to say that they freely borrow from these posted schedules. The head of programming at TCM has stated that the TCM Programming Challenge is a valuable asset. 

The structure of there being a 'winner' is only to provide a reliable method of choosing the person to moderate the next Challenge. A careful examination of the schedules reveals that they are all winners in their own way and I have never seen an entry which I would not welcome being adopted as-created by TCM for a week's schedule.

The TCM Programming Challenge needs as wide an audience as possible because it is real work to create a decent schedule within the framework imposed on the actual programmers and so turnover is high. It has been a long time since I have seen a schedule from any of the participants who were active when I began and my own submissions have decreased as I age.

To be buried in a specialty subforum would not attract the type of people who want their ideas and movie suggestions translated into real-world schedules. 

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2 minutes ago, SansFin said:

The TCM Programming Challenge is not a game.

I only noticed it as being pinned to the top of the screen. It looked like a gaming challenge. Sorry. I didn't know how important it is.

As a child, giving away some of my age, I'd take the songs from an LP and attempt to configure them for 8-track tape. My first goal was to not split a song. That was criminal. Second goal was to not repeat. Third goal was not too much blank space at the end. Sometimes easy, sometimes hard. Good thing I didn't listen to classical music.

I would have a hard time doing this, except for the part of getting the times to workout as needed.

Thanks SansFin for explaining.

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It's true--TCM uses my ideas all the time. I requested via my schedule  CAROUSEL, SLIPPER AND THE ROSE, and A NEW LEAF, to name a few, before I saw them on TCM for real, so I feel partly responsible. I scheduled WHAT A WAY TO GO about 10 times, then finally they got the message -- that one's my fault. :)

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1 hour ago, Hepburn Fan said:

I would have a hard time doing this, except for the part of getting the times to workout as needed.

 

It is relatively easy once you have fallen a sufficient depth down the rabbit hole.

You chose a movie which you wish TCM to air. You then make a list of movies with which it shares an aspect such as director, actor, genre, location, presence of camels, etc.. You then fit the movies into either daytime (6:00 AM - 8:00 PM) or evening (8:00 PM to 6:00 AM) schedule so that there are no overlaps or blank spaces of more than fourteen minutes. This part of the Challenge is the most time-consuming and requires both patience and a penchant for self-inflicted pain. 

You then repeat this process for each day and evening for a week. The fact that you must incorporate TCM's existing features and limit the number of premieres gives a greater appreciation for the work done by the real programmers. 

The themes you chose can range from a simple showcase of one performer's talent to deeply philosophical musings on the nature of the medium of film to spurious bits of sacrilegious whimsy. 

The Challenge is open to all and participants are usually eager to help new victims people who are preparing their first schedules. 

I hope to see you participating in the next Challenge!

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I would enjoy taking movies from a previous month's schedule and trying to bump it up a notch. I would program Prime Time East, followed by Prime Time West. A hard task would be getting 2 or 3 movies to work out so Midnight starts a new day. I am old fashioned and remember how TV channels would play Night Owl movies. I looked at the original post for the challenge. I might be too lazy when it comes to making sure my movie selections have a chance. I may vote on this one. Don't feel completely qualified.

In a parallel idea, someone who knows formatting and PDF creations, could make a truly printable Now Playing Guide. I just posted along those lines in the "Frustrated" thread. How about a Now Playing Guide Challenge?

It pleases me to think TCM recognizes efforts made on this forum.

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9 hours ago, Hepburn Fan said:

It pleases me to think TCM recognizes efforts made on this forum.

When they redesigned the forum a few years ago, we were all proud that they made a section devoted to the "TCM Programming Challenge Archive" -- as Lina Lamont said, "It's nice to know our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'."

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I loved all the schedules - definitely! - but I'm voting for Stevomachino, or Stevo as he sometimes refers to himself. Who knew the guy from Jack*ss who once let a baby alligator latch onto his n*pple and who once rolled down a hill inside a completely full Port-a-Potty had such great tastes in movies? 

I don't have a super-intellectual reason for casting my vote. I just think after carefully perusing all the entrants, his has the most movies I would actually watch.

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