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The 16th TCM Board Programming Challenge.

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Welcome to the 16th Programming Challenge. Surprisingly as I won the last Challenge so I get to be your humble and obedient servant for this challenge.

 

This challenge will run one month from May 6, 2010 to June 10, 2010 All schedules must be posted by midnight June 10 PST. (A little time is built in so you can enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.)

 

This is a fun event that was started by fellow member path40a as a way to challenge people to program a week's schedule as if they were the holder of this most important job. The only prize will be that the winner of this challenge will host the next one. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or coordinated by the good people at TCM.

 

Everyone registered by today?s date is encouraged to join in.

 

*Programming Requirements*

 

1. Select any week for the upcoming 12 months. Your week starts at 6am ET on Sunday and ends on Saturday at 5:59am ET. (Going into the following Sunday.)

 

2. Any other day usually begins at 6am ET but can start later if needed.

 

3. One night of at least four films must be devoted to a Star Of The Month. Be sure the person you select would have enough movies to schedule over a four week period.

 

4. This challenge's Spotlight will be *?On The Town.?* Schedule some films that show off some city, town, village or community. The location can be an integral part of the plot or important in its setting. All locations and time frames are fine to use.

 

5. All other evenings are themes of your choosing. Daytime themes are encouraged. Feel free to mark birthdays, anniversaries and historical events, etc. for any portion of the day.

 

6. Feature films start on the top, quarter, bottom, three-quarters of the hour.

 

7. Primetime features start at 8pm ET. Please allow enough time on your evening schedule to allow for intros and outtros for each film.

 

8. You are not required to but feel free to include short films, featurettes, trailers, etc. in your schedule. You should hope to not leave more than 15 minutes between each film without scheduling some short film.

 

9. Please program the regular TCM features in your schedule. "Silent Sunday Nights" begin around midnight Sunday and is followed by "TCM Imports." "TCM Underground" starts about 2am ET on Friday evening. Those start times can be flexible. Saturday's "The Essentials" must start at 8pm. ET. These films are not counted against your premieres.

 

Please include some notes on your schedule. We are interested to know why you picked a selection and your inspirations.

 

*Premieres*

 

This challenge will allow for 15 premieres. A premiere is classified as any movie not available through the core libraries and has not been shown on TCM. Movies for "Silent Sunday Nights", "Underground" and "Imports" are not counted against the 15. Public Domain films are not counted against the total premieres. As in the last challenge -

 

The core film libraries for use in this Challenge are -

 

Warner Bros (pre 1948):?http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026840/

 

MGM (pre-1986):?http://www.imdb.com/company/co0020206/

 

RKO (all):?http://www.imdb.com/company/co0041421/

 

 

Other libraries can be found at:

 

Samuel Goldwyn (all):?http://www.imdb.com/company/co0016710/

 

Public Domain list -?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Public_domain_films

 

Columbia Pictures (all)?http://www.imdb.com/company/co0071509/

 

United Artists (after 1950):?http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026841/

 

20th Century Fox:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0000756/

 

Paramount Pictures:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0023400/

 

Universal Pictures:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0005073/

 

And, as always, you are free to program any film that has already been presented on TCM regardless of library affiliation and should be designated with a "p/s" symbol (designating "previously scheduled"). And you can find running times for your film selections by using IMDB.com or TCMDB.com to research your titles. The TCM database usually indicates a film has been shown on TCM by virtue of having an accompanying article. The world ?article? will show in bold.

 

*Formatting*

Format your listing by showing the time it airs, name of the film, year it was produced, star or person of interest, studio, running time, premiere or previously scheduled. It is best not to use any emoticons as it may well mess up your posting. It might be wise to consider typing it outside this forum and then paste it in.

 

*LINKS TO PREVIOUS CHALLENGES:*

Here are links to previous Challenges and schedules:

Challenge #15 http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=150344&tstart=450

Challenge #14

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=148117&tstart=0

Challenge #13

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=142511&tstart=0

Challenge #12?http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=139071&start=150&tstart=0

Challenge #11?http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?messageID=8155190�

Challenge #10 (?http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=127551&start=30&tstart=495&messageID=8088572#8088572?)

Challenge #9 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=8046284#8046284)

Challenge #8 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=8013984#8013984)

Challenge #7 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7973260#7973260)

Challenge #6 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7934043#7934043)

Challenge #5 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7877675#7877675)

Challenge #4 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7847611#7847611)

Challenge #3 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7827881#7827881)

Challenge #2 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7794350#7794350)

or the original from the immortal Path40a

Challenge #1 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7781430#7781430)

 

 

At the end of the contest a separate thread will be opened for voting. Good luck and most of all ? have fun.

 

Any questions just chime in and I or any of the other participants will be happy to answer.

 

Let us begin.

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I think it should be fun. There's an interesting spotlight theme, and the little bit of extra time on account of the Memorial Day weekend will be very much appreciated, by all contestants, I'm sure.

 

Best of luck to everyone!!

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I have question about premiere.

 

I want to use movie which has not been shown on TCM before. It is in July schedule. My challenge schedule will be for week in 2011.

 

Do I mark it 'previously-shown' or 'will-be previously-shown' or do I count it as premiere?

 

Your help appreciated. :)

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My thought would be that as it would have aired prior to your date than count it as previously screened. I don't recall that having come up before so I'd count it this way.

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Thank you for fast answer.

 

'On the Town' made me think of place I hope no one else uses. It led me to theme for whole week. I have two days and one evening done. I hope to do one day and two evenings today. How is everyone else doing?

 

Will using a picture in program notes cause same problem as emoticons? I want to do character actor of the month. I think his name is not known to many. He never played big part. All who see his picture will recognize him. Seeing his picture always makes me laugh as I remember a role he did. Should I maybe put his picture in separate post so it will not be copied to voting thread with schedule and program notes?

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I would think any picture should be on a separate post from your schedule and notes. If you want to copy part of your notes to another post with the picture that would be best so that I don't bring it over to the voting thread.

 

Glad it is going well.

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I hope some newcomers will try the programming challenge. It's great fun, you get to schedule some of your favorite films and some you're dying to see, and it only takes a gazillion hours and most of your sanity when you have one 90-minute slot left and all the movies that fit your theme are longer than that. TCM's real programmers do read our suggestions, so there's always a chance that something on your schedule will pop up on the real schedule.

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AHHHHH!

 

It was going very well. Five days and four evenings done. One day and three evenings ready for final tweaking. Only big decision left regards which of two themes to use for final day.

 

Then I learn I should not use key movie for town day because TCM can not show Disney animation.

 

Will someone quickly make classic adventure movie set in (redacted) which is 80-90 minutes long? Please?

 

I may have to throw out location because few movies are set there. I am out of ideas. There is no other place to fit underlying theme of week.

 

Pay scale for challenge should be much higher to match frustration levels!

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Don't abandon it so soon. Leave it for a few days as something may come for that or a better idea all around may show up. Plenty of time.

 

Kingrat:

 

You are so right about the frustration level but when people come in and encourage those playing and then ultimately get a vote it somehow is easier in retrospect.

 

Everyone keep those updates coming.

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> {quote:title=movieman1957 wrote:}{quote}

> Don't abandon it so soon. Leave it for a few days as something may come for that or a better idea all around may show up. Plenty of time.

 

I wish it was so. We are leaving town Thursday. I will not have computer with database of movies and drawing program there. I may be able to post. I will not be able to work on schedule. I must finish before then or leave it not done.

 

It seems fair. TCM programmers must make a week schedule each week. We do not have limits they do. We can pick movies which have no good prints. We do not have to worry if movie can be licensed. We have many more premieres.

 

I wonder if anyone checks challenge schedule. Maybe I should have just made up movie to fit. :)

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Sansfin, you had a great schedule last time and we're looking forward to this one. As movieman says, the time and frustration are worth it when someone votes for you or posts a note praising your ideas.

 

To anyone who's thinking about entering: please do. As Sansfin says, you'll appreciate the work of the TCM programmers even more. After entering two challenges, I now have a much better sense of which stars worked for which studios. You absorb a surprising amount of classic film history just by putting together one week of programming.

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SansFin's Challenge Schedule for January 2 to January 8, 2011:

 

*A Child's Garden of TCM*

(Nursery rhymes and birthday celebrations)

 

Sunday, January 2

*Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle*

Feckless Felines

6:00 AM *Rhubarb* (1951) Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart. Dir: Arthur Lubin. Paramount, 94 mins., Premiere

7:45 AM *To Catch a Thief* (1955) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount, 106 mins., P/S

 

*The cow jumped over the moon*

Moons

9:45 AM *Paper Moon* (1973) Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn. Dir: Peter Bogdanovich. The Directors Company, 102 mins., P/S

11:30 AM *Night of the Quarter Moon* (1959) Julie London, John Drew Barrymore, Nat 'King' Cole. Dir: Hugo Haas. MGM, 96 mins.

 

*The little dog laughed To see such sport*

Dog Stars

1:15 PM *A Dog of Flanders* (1959) David Ladd, Donald Crisp, Theodore Bikel. Dir: James B. Clark. Fox, 96 mins., P/S

3:00 PM *Old Yeller* (1958) Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Disney, 84 mins., P/S

 

*And the dish ran away with the spoon*

Elopement

4:30 PM *Peg O' My Heart* (1933) Marion Davies, Onslow Stevens, J. Farrell MacDonald. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. MGM, 87 mins.

6:00 PM *A Star is Born* (1937) Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou. Dir: William A. Wellman. Selznick, 111 mins., P/S

 

Character Actor of the Month - Charles Lane - birthday January 26th

8:00 PM *Mr. Deeds Goes to Town* (1936) Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Lionel Stander. Dir: Frank Capra. Columbia, 116 mins., P/S

10:00 PM *Arsenic And Old Lace* (1944) Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre. Dir: Frank Capra. WB, 118 mins.

 

Silent Sunday Night

12:00 AM *Ukikusa monogatari* (1934) Takeshi Sakamoto, Choko Iida, Koji Mitsui. Dir: Yasujiro Ozu. Shochiku Company, 118 mins.

 

Imports

2:00 AM *Daigaku yoitoko* (1936) Toshiaki Konoe, Chishu Ryu, Choko Iida. Dir: Yasujiro Ozu. Shochiku Eiga, 114 mins.

4:00 AM *Ochazuke no aji* (1952) Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Koji Tsuruta. Dir: Yasujiro Ozu. Shochiku Eiga, 116 mins., Premiere

 

Monday, January 3

*There was a little girl*

Child actress

6:00 AM *The Canterville Ghost* (1944) Margaret O'Brien, Charles Laughton, Robert Young. Dir: Jules Dassin. MGM, 96 mins.

 

*Who had a little curl*

Hairdressers

7:45 AM *Staircase* (1969) Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cathleen Nesbitt. Dir: Stanley Donen. Fox, 101 mins., P/S

 

*Right in the middle of her forehead*

Frontal Lobotomies

9:30 AM *Suddenly, Last Summer* (1959) Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Columbia, 114 mins., P/S

11:30 AM *One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest* (1975) Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco, Dean R. Brooks. Dir: Milos Forman. United Artists, 133 mins., P/S

 

*When she was good, she was very, very good*

A good woman

1:45 PM *Le Proces de Jeanne d'Arc* (1962) Florence Delay, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat. Dir: Robert Bresson. Agn??s Delahaie, 65 mins., P/S

3:00 PM *La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc* (1928) Renee Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, Antonin Artaud. Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer. Societe generale des films, 82 mins., P/S

 

*But when she was bad, she was horrid*

A horrid woman

4:30 PM *The Little Foxes* (1941) Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright. Dir: William Wyler. SG, 116 mins., P/S

6:30 PM *Another Man's Poison* (1951) Bette Davis, Anthony Steel, Barbara Murray. Dir: Irving Rapper. United Artists Corp., 90 mins., P/S

 

Director John Sturges's 100th Birthday

8:00 PM *Jeopardy* (1953) Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Meeker. Dir: John Sturges. MGM, 69 mins.

9:15 PM *Kind Lady* (1951) Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Angela Lansbury. Dir: John Sturges. MGM, 78 mins.

10:45 PM *The People Against O'Hara* (1951) Spencer Tracy, Diana Lynn, Pat O'Brien. Dir: John Sturges. MGM, 102 mins.

12:30 AM *The Law and Jake Wade* (1958) Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens. Dir: John Sturges. MGM, 87 mins.

2:00 AM *Last Train from Gun Hill* (1959) Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones. Dir: John Sturges. Bryna Productions, 98 mins., P/S

3:45 AM *The Magnificent Seven* (1960) Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson. Dir: John Sturges. United Artists, 128 mins., P/S

 

Tuesday, January 4

*Sing a bedtime lullaby*

Lullabies

6:00 AM *Baby Doll* (1956) Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach. Dir: Elia Kazan. Newtown Productions, 115 mins., P/S

8:00 AM *Lullaby of Broadway* (1951) Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S. Z. Sakall. Dir: David Butler. Warner Bros. Pictures, 92mins., Premiere

 

*Don't lie down on the edge*

Heights

9:45 AM *Vertigo* (1958) James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, 130 mins., P/S

12:00 PM *The Hunchback Of Notre Dame* (1939) Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke. Dir: William Dieterle. RKO, 117 mins.

 

*Or else the wolf will nab you*

Wolves

2:00 PM *The Wolf Man* (1941) Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, Warren William. Dir: George Waggner. Universal, 70 mins., P/S

3:15 PM *The Werewolf* (1956) Steven Ritch, Don Megowan, Joyce Holden. Dir: Fred F. Sears. Columbia, 79 mins., P/S

 

*And drag you behind the hedge*

Areas set apart

4:45 PM *The Garden of Eden* (1928) Corinne Griffith, Louise Dresser, Lowell Sherman. Dir: Lewis Milestone. Milestone, 79 mins., P/S

6:15 PM *The Secret Garden* (1949) Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell. Dir: Fred M. Wilcox. MGM, 92 mins.

 

*Star of the Month - Jean Simmons* Birthday January 31st

8:00 PM *Black Narcissus* (1947) Deborah Kerr, Sabu, Jean Simmons. Dir: Michael Powell. The Archers, 100 mins., P/S

9:45 PM *Young Bess* (1953) Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton. Dir: George Sidney. MGM, 112 mins.

11:45 PM *So Long at the Fair* (1950) Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson. Dir: Antony Darnborough. Gainsborough, 86 mins., P/S

1:15 AM *Footsteps in the Fog* (1955) Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers. Dir: Arthur Lubin, Columbia, 90 mins., P/S

2:45 AM *Spartacus* (1960) Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. Bryna, 184 mins., P/S

 

Wednesday, January 5

*Handy Spandy Jack-a-Dandy*

Fops

6:00 AM *The Scarlet Pimpernel* (1935) Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey. Dir: Harold Young. LFP, 98 mins., P/S

7:45 AM *Beau Brummell* (1954) Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt. MGM, 113 mins.

 

*Loved plumcake and sugar candy*

Candy is dandy, but liquor is Quicker

9:45 AM *What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?* (1962) Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono. Dir: Robert Aldrich. The Associates & Aldrich Company, 134 mins., P/S

12:00 PM *The Postman Always Rings Twice* (1946) Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway. Dir: Tay Garnett. MGM, 113 mins.

 

*He bought some at a grocer's shop*

Ye Olde Shoppes

2:00 PM *The Shop on Main Street* (1965) Jozef Kroner, Ida Kaminska, Hana Slivkova. Dir: Elmar Klos. Filmove, 126 mins., P/S

4:15 PM *The Shop Around the Corner* (1940) Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. MGM, 99 mins.

 

*And out he came, hop, hop, hop*

Sock Hop

6:00 PM *American Graffiti* (1973) Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams. Dir: George Lucas. Universal Pictures, 112 mins., P/S

 

Jean-Pierre Aumont's 100th Birthday

8:00 PM *Lili* (1953) Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont. Dir: Charles Walters. MGM, 81 mins.

9:30 PM *Hilda Crane* (1956) Jean Simmons, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn. Dir: Philip Dunne. Fox, 87 mins., Premiere

11:00 PM *The Cross Of Lorraine* (1943) Gene Kelly, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Peter Lorre. Dir: Tay Garnett. MGM, 90 mins.

12:30 AM *Five Miles to Midnight* (1963) Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Pierre Aumont. Dir: Anatole Litvak. Dear Film Produzione, 108 mins., P/S

2:30 AM *The Seventh Sin* (1957) Eleanor Parker, Jean-Pierre Aumont, George Sanders. Dir: Ronald Neame. MGM, 93 mins.

4:15 AM *Assignment In Brittany* (1943) Jean-Pierre Aumont, Signe Hasso, Susan Peters. Dir: Jack Conway. MGM, 96 mins.

 

Thursday, January 6

*The City of a Child's Dreams*

Everybody needs a Camelot - A place of peace in troubled times

6:00 AM *Prince Valiant* (1954) James Mason, Janet Leigh, Debra Paget. Dir: Henry Hathaway. Fox, 100 mins., Premiere

7:45 AM *Lancelot and Guinevere* (1963) Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Aherne. Dir: Cornel Wilde. Emblem Productions, 116 mins., Premiere

 

Everbody needs a Camelot - Somewhere to find a refuge from the storm

9:45 AM *A Connecticut Yankee* (1931) Will Rogers, Maureen O'Sullivan, Myrna Loy. Dir: David Butler. Fox, 95 mins., Premiere

11:30 AM *A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court* (1949) Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke. Dir: Tay Garnett. Paramount, 106 mins., P/S

 

Everybody needs to be a hero, sometimes, Even if it's only to ourselves

1:30 PM *Monty Python and the Holy Grail* (1975) Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle. Dir: Terry Gilliam. Michael White Productions, 89 mins., Premiere

3:00 PM *Lancelot du Lac* (1974) Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan. Dir: Robert Bresson. Mara Films, 85 mins., Premiere

 

Kind and strong - knowing right from wrong, Sitting round the table with the knights

4:30 PM *Knights of the Round Table* (1953) Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer. Dir: Richard Thorpe. MGM, 115 mins.

6:30 PM *The Black Knight* (1954) Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, Peter Cushing. Dir: Tay Garnett. Columbia, 85 mins., P/S

 

When life bears down like a constant siege, Everybody needs a little joy

A song, a glass and a woman's warmth, A chance to lay aside the sword

8:00 PM *Camelot* (1967) Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero. Dir: Joshua Logan. Warner, 179 mins., Premiere

11:05 PM Short Film: *One Droopy Knight* (1957) Dir: Michael Lah. MGM, 7 mins.

11:15 PM *Excalibur* (1981) Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay. Dir: John Boorman. Orion, 140 mins., Premiere

1:45 AM *First Knight* (1995) Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond. Dir: Jerry Zucker. Columbia, 134 mins., Premiere

4:00 AM Short Films:

*Touring Northern England* (1950) James A. FitzPatrick. MGM, 10 mins.

*There'll Always Be An England* (1945) Kent Stevenson. Peer Productions, 20 mins., P/S

4:30 AM *A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court* (1921) Harry Myers, Pauline Starke, Rosemary Theby. Dir: Emmett J. Flynn. Fox, 80 mins., Premiere

 

Friday, January 7

*Humpty Dumpty Sat on a wall*

Walls

6:00 AM *The Glass Wall* (1953) Gloria Grahame, Vittorio Gassman, Ann Robinson. Dir: Maxwell Shane. Columbia, 82 mins., P/S

7:30 AM *Shadow On The Wall* (1950) Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau. Dir: Pat Jackson. MGM, 84 mins.

 

*Humpty Dumpty Had a great fall*

Long Drops

9:00 AM *King Kong* (1933) Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Merian C. Cooper. Dir: Ernest B. Schoedsack. RKO, 105 mins.

10:45 AM *Spellbound* (1945) Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Vanguard, 118 mins., P/S

 

*All the King's horses, And all the King's men*

Servants

12:45 PM *My Man Godfrey* (1936) William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady. Dir: Gregory La Cava. Universal Pictures, 93 mins., PD

2:30 PM *Rebecca* (1940) Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Selznick, 130 mins., P/S

 

*Couldn't put Humpty Together again*

Some things can not be undone

4:45 PM *Titanic* (1943) Sybille Schmitz, Hans Nielsen, Otto Wernicke. Dir: Herbert Selpin. Tobis Filmkunst, 85 mins., P/S

6:15 PM *The Bedford Incident* (1965) Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Donald Sutherland. Dir: James B. Harris. Columbia, 102 mins., P/S

 

Butterfly McQueen's 100th Birthday

8:00 PM *Gone With the Wind* (1939) Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Victor Fleming. MGM, 222 mins.

11:45 PM *The Women* (1939) Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell. Dir: George Cukor. MGM, 133 mins.

 

*Underground*

Not all animation is for children

2:00 AM *Kaze no tani no Naushika* (1984) Alison Lohman, Edward James Olmos, Mark Hamill. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. Hakuhodo, 116 mins., P/S

4:00 AM *Omohide poro poro* (1991) Miki Imai, Toshiro Yanagiba, Youko Honna. Dir: Isao Takahata. NTV, 118 mins., P/S

 

Saturday, January 8

*Handykins, Handykins*

A Nickname

6:00 AM *The Falcon in Danger* (1943) Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard. Dir: William Clemens. RKO, 70 mins.

7:15 AM *The Falcon in Hollywood* (1944) Tom Conway, Barbara Hale, Sheldon Leonard. Dir: Gordon Douglas. RKO, 67 mins.

 

*How are you dears?*

I'm Sick

8: 30 AM *Now, Voyager* (1942) Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Dir: Irving Rapper. WB, 118 mins.

10:30 AM *Psycho* (1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Shamley Productions, 108 mins., P/S

 

*We've been round to granny's*

Grandmothers

12:30 PM *The Dark Angel* (1935) Fredric March, Merle Oberon, Herbert Marshall. Dir: Sidney Franklin. SG, 110 mins., P/S

2:30 PM *You Were Never Lovelier* (1942) Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou. Dir: William A. Seiter. Columbia, 98 mins., P/S

 

*For porridge and beers*

Gruel

4:15 PM *Oliver Twist* (1948) Alec Guinness, Robert Newton, John Howard Davies. Dir: David Lean. Cineguild, 105 mins., P/S

6:00 PM *Nicholas Nickleby* (1947) Cedric Hardwicke, Derek Bonde, Sally Ann Howes. Dir: Alberto Cavalcanti. Ealing, 108 mins., P/S

 

After Childhood comes Adultery

*The Essentials*

8:00 PM *8 1/2* (1963) Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee. Dir: Federico Fellini. Cineriz, 138 mins., P/S

 

10:30 PM *The Bad and the Beautiful* (1952) Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Dick Powell. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 118 mins.

12:30 AM *Mildred Pierce* (1945) Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Jack Carson. Dir: Michael Curtiz. WB, 111 mins.

2:30 AM *Scarlet Street* (1945) Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: Fritz Lang. Fritz Lang Prod., 103 mins., PD

4:15 AM *Dodsworth* (1936) Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas. Dir: William Wyler. SG, 101 mins., P/S

 

Premieres

Ochazuke no aji

Rhubarb

Hilda Crane

Prince Valiant

Lancelot and Guinevere

A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Lancelot du Lac

Camelot

Excalibur

First Knight

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921)

Lullaby of Broadway

 

Edited by: SansFin on May 12, 2010 8:18 PM

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SansFin's Program notes:

 

*A Child's Garden of TCM*

(Nursery rhymes and birthdays)

 

Trying to think of a 'On The Town' city which no one else may use made me think of legendary or fairy tale city. Sadly there are few movies made about each city of that kind. Only one I could find with several movies about same place is Camelot. I think I have used all movies made about it or about the legend of King Arthur or his knights.

 

When the centerpiece of week is a city from fairy tales I had to fill out rest of week with nursery rhymes and the other thing children like most: birthdays.

 

I have not made notes for all movies in schedule. Most need no explanation. I have made comments only to those which some might not know well or I have special thing to say.

 

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle

*Rhubarb* - Ray Milland with a cat who wins ball games. A lot of fun.

*Night of the Quarter Moon* Intense love under difficult circumstances.

 

Character Actor of the Month - Charles Lane - birthday January 26th

His name may not be well known. You will surely recognize him as soon as you see his picture. Does anyone not love him?

 

*Ukikusa monogatari* Also known as "A Story of Floating Weeds". It is quite moving film by Yasujiro Ozu. His style is quite distinctive. Americans need to see more of his work than "Tokyo Story".

*Daigaku yoitoko* Also known as "Tokyo Is a Nice Place". One of Ozu's comedies.

*Ochazuke no aji* Also known as "Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice". It is very much Ozu style to show women as more than culture and position allows.

 

There was a little girl

*Staircase* - Funny and touching story of troubles in love affair.

*Le Proces de Jeanne d'Arc* - Also known as "The Trial of Joan of Arc". Robert Besson's view of the trial of Joan of Arc.

*La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc* - Also known as "The Passion of Joan of Arc". Carl Theodor Dreyer's touching view of Joan of Arc's troubles.

*The Little Foxes* and *Another Man's Poison* - Who is better wicked woman than Bette Davis?

 

Director John Sturges's 100th Birthday

*Jeopardy* - Barbara Stanwyck

*Kind Lady* - Ethel Barrymore

*Last Train from Gun Hill* - Entire cast is perfect. I love Carolyn Jones.

 

Sing a bedtime lullaby

*Baby Doll* - Tennessee Williams screenplay

*Lullaby of Broadway* - I am surprised TCM has not shown this.

 

Handy Spandy Jack-a-Dandy

*The Scarlet Pimpernel* - Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon

*American Graffiti* - Modern movie with classic production values.

 

Jean-Pierre Aumont's 100th Birthday

*Hilda Crane* - Jean Simmons and Jean-Pierre Aumont in film by Philip Dunne.

*Five Miles to Midnight* - Sophia Loren in complicated marriage.

 

The City of a Child's Dreams

"Everybody needs a Camelot" is folk song.

*A Connecticut Yankee* (1931) - Will Rogers, Maureen O'Sullivan and Myrna Loy in telling of Mark Twain's classic.

*A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court* (1949) - Bing Crosby's interpretation.

*Monty Python and the Holy Grail* - Scheduled just to show how rabbits can have nasty temper.

*Camelot* - Lovely movie on all levels.

*First Knight* - Very touching even if not good performance at box office. Very new movie was last minute addition because I could not use classic Disney animation *The Sword in the Stone*

*A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court* (1921) - Silent version of Mark Twain.

 

Humpty Dumpty Sat on a wall

*The Glass Wall* - Gloria Grahame

*Shadow On The Wall* - Ann Sothern in film-noir.

*Titanic* - One of best showings of tragedy.

*The Bedford Incident* - Excellent movie of how some things can not be undone.

 

Butterfly McQueen's 100th Birthday

Need I say anything about *Gone With the Wind* or *The Women* ?

 

Underground

*Kaze no tani no Naushika* - Also known as "Nausica of the Valley of the Wind". It is Hayao Miyazaki tale enjoyed by all ages. It works on many levels.

*Omohide poro poro* - Also known as "Only Yesterday". It is touching tale of young woman waiting for her life to begin.

 

Handykins, Handykins

*The Dark Angel* - Fredric March and Merle Oberon.

*Nicholas Nickleby* - A great Ealing classic.

 

Premieres:

Ochazuke no aji

Rhubarb

Hilda Crane

Prince Valiant

Lancelot and Guinevere

A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Lancelot du Lac

Camelot

Excalibur

First Knight

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921)

Lullaby of Broadway

 

Span:

1920s - 3

1930s - 14

1940s - 23

1950s - 32

1960s - 12

1970s - 5

1980s - 2

1990s - 2

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My schedule's character actor of the month is Charles Lane (January 26, 1905 - July 9, 2007)

 

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He was in many movies yet not always given credit. He most often play "mean, miserly and miserable-looking" men. He is classic foil to high spirits of star of movie.

 

Notable performances:

You Can't Take It with You (1938) - IRS Agent

The Mating Game (1959) - Inspector General Bigelow

The Big Store (1941) - Finance Company Man

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953) - Chemistry Professor Obispo

State of the Union (1948) - Blink Moran

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - Lester Reineman

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) - Reporter

Pardon My Sarong (1942) - Bus Company Superintendent

Ball of Fire (1941) - Larsen

The Invisible Woman (1940) - Growley

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - Nosey

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) - Hallor

Twentieth Century (1934) - Max Jacobs

The Road to Singapore (1931) - Desk Clerk at Club

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Congratulations on putting up a schedule for all to enjoy.It's late and I'll look it over in more detail but I am glad you got it done before you left. I hope people will chime in on your schedule. I hope your trip goes well. See you when you get back.

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*_REMINDER_*

 

Just a reminder that there is a limited time you will be able to make changes to your posts. So take some time before you put them up to make sure everything fits and that the primary things of your schedule are right. I wouldn't worry about spelling so much as making sure you don't schedule a two hour movie in a 90 minute time slot.

 

Type it in a word document and paste it. At least this way you can save it if corrections require a reposting.

 

Also note that some word documents that have bold or underlined material may not always transfer so double check them before you hit the magic button.

 

Thank you.

 

Carry on.

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> {quote:title=movieman1957 wrote:}{quote}

> So take some time before you put them up to make sure everything fits and that the primary things of your schedule are right. I wouldn't worry about spelling so much as making sure you don't schedule a two hour movie in a 90 minute time slot.

 

Now you make me worry. I try always to be precise. At times that means I focus on tiny stain on carpet and do not see rhinocerous in living room. I use drawing program to make schedule. I create complete unit of length and title for each movie. I move them around to make everything fit. There are many places where I can make mistake where it would not be obvious. I mean to check every thing twice but it sometimes does not get done. Can I repost to fix mistakes found by others?

 

Trip will be routine. Not good or bad. Just a thing which must be done. It can not be known if it will take two weeks or month. I have been assured of access to computer for reading and posting. I will not be able to use the computer with database of movies and drawing program. That is why I need to finish before leaving. It may be I spent more time on my schedule than most people will. Only difference is I could do it while at work - twelve hour shifts with nearly nothing else to do.

 

I look forward to others' schedules.

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Sansfin, your schedule is fabulous. I particularly like your using the Ozu films, which I would like to see.

 

Would you believe that I am ready to post my schedule and 1) we both picked the same week; 2) we both picked Jean Simmons as Star of the Month; and 3) we both used Hilda Crane as one of our premieres.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

 

A Sneak Preview of the 2011 TCM Film Festival

 

6:00 am - THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1952). C-105 min., p/s. Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn. D: John Huston.

8:00 am - THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939). C-102 min, p/s. Judy Garland, Bert Lahr. D: Victor Fleming et al.

9:45 am - 42nd STREET (1934). BW-89 min., p/s. Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell. D: Lloyd Bacon.

11:15 am - THE RED SHOES (1948). C-133 min., p/s. Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook. D: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger.

1:30 am - Short: DREAM OF WILD HORSES (1960). C-11 min. D: Denys Colomb Dinant.

1:45 pm - THE SEARCHERS (1956). C-119 min., p/s. John Wayne, Natalie Wood. D: John Ford.

4:00 pm - THE LETTER (1940). BW-95 min., p/s. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall. D: William Wyler.

5:45 pm - MIRAGE (1965). BW-108 min. Universal. PREMIERE #1. Gregory Peck, Diane Baker. D: Edward Dmytryk.

7:30 pm - NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947). BW-110 min. Fox. PREMIERE #2. Tyrone Power, Helen Walker. D: Edmund Goulding.

9:30 pm - THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP (1982). C-136 min. Warner. PREMIERE #3. Robin Williams, Glenn Close. D: George Roy Hill.

12:00 am - TCM Silent Sunday: SUNRISE (1927). BW-94 min. Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell. D: F.W. Murnau.

1:45 am - TCM Imports: TOKYO OLYMPIAD (1965). C-170 min. D: Kon Ichikawa.

4:45 am - THE PRIVATE AFFAIRS OF BEL AMI (1947). BW-112 min. UA. PREMIERE #4. George Sanders, Angela Lansbury. D: Albert Lewin.

 

Monday, January 3, 2011

 

Will Ralph Bellamy Ever Get the Girl?

 

6:45 am - THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937). BW-91 min., p/s. Cary Grant, Irene Dunne. D: Gregory LaCava.

8:30 am - CAREFREE (1938). BW-83 min., p/s. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers. D: Mark Sandrich.

10:00 am - HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940). BW-92 min., p/s. Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell. D: Howard Hawks.

11:45 am - FORBIDDEN (1932). BW-85 min., p/s. Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou. D: Frank Capra.

1:15 pm - BROTHER ORCHID (1940). BW-88 min., p/s. Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan. D: Lloyd Bacon.

 

On the Town: When in Rome . . .

 

2:45 pm - ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953). BW-118 min., p/s. Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck. D: William Wyler.

5:00 pm - ROME ADVENTURE (1962). C-119 min., p/s. Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette. D: Delmer Daves.

7:15 pm - THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954). C-102 min. Fox. PREMIERE #5. Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire. D: Jean Negulesco.

9:00 pm - THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE (1961). C-103 min., p/s. Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty. D: Jose Quintero.

10:45 pm - THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN (1968). C-161 min., p/s. Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier. D: Michael Anderson.

 

. . . Do as the Romans Do

 

1:30 am - THE WHITE SHEIK (1952). BW-84 min., p/s. Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovi. D: Federico Fellini.

3:00 am - LA DOLCE VITA (1960). BW-174 min., p/s. Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg. D: Federico Fellini.

 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

 

Women from A to Z (Ada to Zita)

 

6:00 am - ADA (1961). BW-109 min., p/s. Susan Hayward. D: Daniel Mann.

8:00 am - BLONDIE JOHNSON (1933). BW-68 min., p/s. Joan Blondell. D: Ray Enright.

9:15 am - CARRIE (1952). BW-124 min., p/s. Jennifer Jones. D: William Wyler.

11:30 am - DIANE (1956), BW-110 min. MGM. Lana Turner. D: David Miller.

1:30 pm - ESTHER WATERS (1948). BW-108 min., p/s. Kathleen Ryan. D: Ian Dalrymple, Peter Proud.

3:30 pm - FANNY (1961). C-133 min., p/s. Leslie Caron. D: Joshua Logan.

5:45 pm - GILDA (1946). BW-110 min., p/s. Rita Hayworth. D: Charles Vidor.

7:45 pm - HILDA CRANE (1956). C-87 min. Fox. PREMIERE #6. Jean Simmons. D: Philip Dunne.

9:15 pm - IVY (1947). BW-99 min. Universal. PREMIERE #7. Joan Fontaine. D: Sam Wood.

11:00 pm - JULIE (1956). BW-98 min., p/s. Doris Day. D: Andrew L. Stone.

12:45 am - KITTY (1946). BW-103 min., p/s. Paulette Goddard. D: Mitchell Leisen.

2:30 am - LILLY TURNER (1933). BW-65 min., p/s. Ruth Chatterton. D: William Wellman.

3:45 am - MAISIE (1939). BW-75 min., p/s. Ann Sothern. D: Edward L. Marin.

5:15 am - NORA PRENTISS (1947) BW-112 min., p/s. Ann Sheridan. D: Vincent Sherman.

 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

 

7:15 am - OPHELIA (1963). BW-105 min. Boreal/New Line. PREMIERE #8. Alida Valli. d: Claude Chabrol.

9:15 am - POLLY OF THE CIRCUS (1932). BW-70 min., p/s. Marion Davies. D: Alfred Santell.

10:30 am - QUEEN BEE (1955). BW-95 min., p/s. Joan Crawford. D: Ranald McDougall.

12:15 pm - ROBERTA (1935). BW-106 min., p/s. Irene Dunne. D: William A. Seiter.

2:15 pm - SUZY (1936). BW-93 min., p/s. Jean Harlow. D: George Fitzmaurice.

4:00 pm - TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY (1922). BW-119 min., p/s. Mary Pickford. D: John S. Robertson.

6:15 pm - AN UNMARRIED WOMAN (1978). C-124 min. Fox. PREMIERE #9. Jill Clayburgh. D: Paul Mazursky.

8:30 pm - VICKI (1953). BW-85 min. Fox. PREMIERE #10. Jeanne Crain. D: Harry Horner.

10:00 pm - WANDA NEVADA (1979). C-106 min., p/s. Brooke Shields. D: Peter Fonda.

12:00 am - X, Y, & ZEE (1972). C-110 min. Columbia. PREMIERE #11. Elizabeth Taylor. D: Brian G. Hutton.

2:00 am - YOLANDA AND THE THIEF (1945). C-109 min., p/s. Lucille Bremer. D: Vincente Minnelli.

4:00 am - ZITA (1968). C-105 min. SNC/Universal. PREMIERE #12. Joanna Shimkus. D: Robert Enrico.

 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

 

Before They Were Soap Stars

 

6:00 am - James Mitchell. STARS IN MY CROWN (1950). BW-89 min., p/s. D: Jacques Tourneur.

7:30 am - James Mitchell. THE BAND WAGON (1953). C-111 min., p/s. D: Vincente Minnelli.

9:30 am - Ruth Warrick. JOURNEY INTO FEAR (1943). BW-68 min., p/s. D: Norman Foster.

10:45 am - Frances Reid. SECONDS (1966). BW-107 min., p/s. D: John Frankenheimer.

12:45 pm - Macdonald Carey. THE LAWLESS (1950). BW-83 min., p/s. D: Joseph Losey.

2:15 pm - Joan Copeland. MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (1959). BW-117 min., p/s. D: Delbert Mann.

4:15 pm - Lori March. LOVERS AND LOLLIPOPS (1956). BW-82 min., p/s. D: Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin.

5:45 pm - Lee Patterson. THE THREE WORLDS OF GULLIVER (1960). C-100 min., p/s. D: Jack Sher.

 

Star of the Month: Jean Simmons

 

7:30 pm - THE BLUE LAGOON (1949). C-101 min. Universal. PREMIERE #13. w/Donald Houston. D: Frank Launder.

9:15 pm - ADAM AND EVELYNE (1949). BW-92 min., p/s. w/Stewart Granger. D: Harold French.

11:00 pm - ALL THE WAY HOME (1963). BW-97 min. Paramount. PREMIERE #14. w/Robert Preston. D: Alex Segal.

12:45 am - UNTIL THEY SAIL (1958). BW-94 min., p/s. w/Paul Newman. D: Robert Wise.

2:30 am - SO LONG AT THE FAIR (1950). BW-86 min., p/s. w/Dirk Bogarde. D: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher.

4:00 am - YOUNG BESS (1953). C-112 min., p/s. w/Stewart Granger. D: George Sidney.

 

Friday, January 7, 2011

 

That's Funny, I Thought It Was a George Bernard Shaw Play

 

Arms and the Man

 

6:00 am - IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955). BW-79 min., p/s. Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue. D: Robert Gordon.

 

Androcles and the Lion

 

7:30 am - CLARENCE, THE CROSS-EYED LION (1965). C-92 min., p/s. Marshall Thompson, Betsy Drake. D: Andrew Marton.

 

The Doctor's Dilemma

 

9:15 am - THE CITADEL (1938). BW-110 min., p/s. Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell. D: King Vidor.

11:15 am - CRISIS (1950). BW-95 min., p/s. Cary Grant, Jose Ferrer. D: Richard Brooks.

 

Mrs. Warren's Profession

 

1:00 pm - PRIMROSE PATH (1940). BW-93 min., p/s. Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea. D: Gregory LaCava.

 

Major Barbara

 

2:45 pm - THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN (1933). BW-88 min., p/s. Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther. D: Frank Capra.

4:15 pm - BALL OF FIRE (1940). BW-111 min., p/s. Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper. D: Howard Hawks.

6:15 pm - DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944). BW-107 min., p/s. Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray. D: Billy Wilder.

 

The Devil's Disciple

 

8:15 pm - LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (1946). C-110 min., p/s. Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde. D: John M. Stahl.

10:15 pm - THE BAD SEED (1956). BW-129 min., p/s. Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack. D: Mervyn LeRoy.

 

Caesar and Cleopatra

 

12:30 am - LITTLE CAESAR (1931). BW-79 min., p/s. Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. D: Mervyn LeRoy.

2:00 am - TCM Underground: CLEOPATRA JONES (1973). C-89 min. Tamara Jones, Bernie Casey. D: Jack Starrett.

 

Heartbreak House

 

3:45 am - LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (1962). BW-171 min., p/s. Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson. D: Sidney Lumet.

 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

 

Noir by Negulesco

 

6:45 am - THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (1943). BW-96 min., p/s. Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet. D: Jean Negulesco.

8:30 am - THE CONSPIRATORS (1944). BW-102 min., p/s. Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid. D: Jean Negulesco.

10:15 am - DEEP VALLEY (1947). BW-106 min., p/s. Ida Lupino, Dane Clark. D: Jean Negulesco.

 

Immortal Fables

 

12:15 pm - THE UNINVITED (1944). BW-99 min., p/s. Ray Milland, Gail Russell. D: Lewis Allen.

2:00 pm - WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (1961). BW-99 min. Rank. PREMIERE #15. Hayley Mills, Alan Bates. D: Bryan Forbes.

3:45 pm - THE IMMORTAL STORY (1968). BW-62 min., p/s. Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau. D: Orson Welles.

5:00 pm - THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (1947). BW-104 min., p/s. Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison. D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

6:30 pm - PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (1948). BW-86 min., p/s. Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten. D: William Dieterle.

 

2010 TCM Festival Encores

 

8:00 pm - The Essentials: PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (1951). C-122 min., p/s. Ava Gardner, James Mason. D: Albert Lewin.

10:15 pm - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1952). BW-118 min., p/s. Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas. D: Vincente Minnelli.

12:15 am - DIRIGIBLE (1931). BW-100 min., p/s. Jack Holt, Fay Wray. D: Frank Capra.

2:00 am - MONKEY BUSINESS (1952). BW-97 min., p/s. Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe. D: Howard Hawks.

3:45 am - THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948). BW-128 min., p/s. Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston. D: John Huston.

 

Notes: The 2011 sneak preview uses the same kind of mix as the 2010 festival, which included favorites, some rarer or neglected films, shorts, one major silent film, and one major foreign film. The 2010 festival included a few more recent films such as The Stunt Man, which is why I chose Garp. Although Ralph Bellamy will be featured on TCM in June, that is a more general overview of his career that doesn't answer the question this sequence of films poses. Believe it or not, the hardest letter of the alphabet to find for the A to Z was O.

 

It's not surprising that Sansfin and I both chose Jean Simmons as Star of the Month: she will be sadly missed. Her birthday is January 31, so the month of January was chosen. TCM recently featured films from Shaw plays, so I decided to choose films that might fit the titles. Thus Arms and the Man led to a film about a giant octopus (OK, some of us have terminally warped minds--but you knew that.) Each of the last three films of the "Immortal Fables" has at least one element in common with the new Essential, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, which may be the most beautifully photographed film I have ever seen.

 

Premieres: Mirage; Nightmare Alley; The World According to Garp; The Private Affairs of Bel Ami; Three Coins in the Fountain; Hilda Crane; Ivy; Ophelia; An Unmarried Woman; Vicki; X, Y, and Zee; Zita; The Blue Lagoon (1949); All the Way Home; Whistle Down the Wind.

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"X, Y & Zee." I'm thinking me and eight other people were the only ones to see this film in the movie theatres. I met Joanna Shimkus in the airport once. A - to - Z. Soap stars...

 

Good schedule Kingrat. Nice job. WoW!

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