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The 16th TCM Board Programming Challenge.

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You have a wonderful schedule rdmtimp.

 

The stars you picked are all great. You must have looked long and hard for week with so many birthdays.

 

Congratulations on great schedule!

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*October 3 - October 9 2010*

 

*Sunday October 3, 2010*

 

*50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW*

*Andy Griffith Show Cast Reunion*

6:00am- Andy Griffith (Sheriff Taylor) in *No Time For Sergeants* (1958) dir Mervyn LeRoy, WB 119min (p/s)

8:00am- Frances Bavier (Aunt Bee) in *The Day the Earth Stood Still* (1951) dir Robert Wise 92min FOX (p/s)

9:45am- Ron Howard (Opie Taylor) in *The Music Man* (1962) dir Morton da Costa 152min WB (p/s)

12:30pm- Aneta Corsaut (Helen Crump) in *The Blob* (1958) dir Irvin S Yeaworth Jr, 86min Paramount (p/s)

2:00pm- Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) in *Cheaper By the Dozen* (1950) dir Walter Lang, 85 min Fox PREMIERE

3:30pm- Howard McNear (Floyd the Barber) in *Anatomy of a Murder* (1959) dir. Otto Preminger, Columbia, 161 min (p/s)

6:15pm- Don Knotts (Barney Fife) in *The Reluctant Astronaut* (1967) dir Robert Montagne, Universal, 101min PREMIERE

 

*Next Train Stop: World War II*

8:00pm *Night Train (to Munich)* (1940) Rex Harrison, dir Carol Reed 90 min Fox/MGM PREMIERE

9:45pm *The Lady Vanishes* (1938) Margaret Lockwood & Michael Redgrave, dir Alfred Hitchcock 99min Gaumont/Public Domain (p/s)

 

*Silent Sunday Night: Buster Jr*

11:30pm *Sherlock Jr* (1924) Buster Keaton & Kathryn McGuire, dir Buster Keaton, 45 min, UA

12:15am *Steamboat Bill Jr* (1928) Buster Keaton & Ernest Torrence, dir Charles F Reisner, 70min, UA

 

*TCM Imports*

1:30am *Cyrano de Bergerac* (1990) Gerard Depardieu & Anne Brochette, dir Jean Rappeneau 137min Orion

 

*Monday October 4, 2010*

 

*Corporate Shortcuts*

4:00am *How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying* (1967) Robert Morse & Michele Lee, dir David Swift, 122min UA (p/s)

6:15am *The Apartment* (1960) Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine, dir Billy Wilder, 126min UA (p/s)

8:30am *Solid Gold Cadillac* (1956) Judy Holliday & Paul Douglas, dir Richard Quine, 100min Columbia (p/s)

 

*Written by Hackett & Goodrich*

10:15am *Seven Brides for Seven Brothers* (1954) Howard Keel & Jane Powell, dir Stanley Donen 102min MGM (p/s)

12:00pm *The Diary of Anne Frank* (1959) Millie Perkins & Joseph Schildkraut, dir George Stevens, 170min Fox (p/s)

3:00pm *The Thin Man* (1934) William Powell & Myrna Loy, dir WS Van Dyke II, 91min (p/s)

4:45pm *Father of the Bride* (1950) Spencer Tracy & Elixabeth Taylor, dir Vincente Minelli 93min (p/s)

6:30pm *Hide-Out* (1934) Robert Montgomery & Maureen O?Sullivan, dir WS Van Dyke, 82min (p/s)

 

*STAR OF THE MONTH: ALEC GUINNESS*

*Alec?s Ealing Comedies*

8:00pm *Kind Hearts and Coronets* (1949) Alec Guinness & Dennis Price, dir Robert Hamer, 106min Ealing (p/s)

10:00pm *Captain?s Paradise* (1953) Alec Guinness & Yvonne De Carlo, dir Anthony Kimmins, 88min Ealing (p/s)

11:30pm *The Man in the White Suit* (1951) Alec Guinness & Joan Greenwood, dir Alexander MacKendrick 85min Ealing (p/s)

1:00am *The Ladykillers* (1955) Alec Guinness & Cecil Parker, dir Alexander MacKendrick, 91min Ealing (p/s)

2:45am *The Lavender Hill Mob* (1951) Alec Guinness & Stanley Holloway, dir Charles Crichton 81min Ealing (p/s)

 

*Coronations*

4:15am *The Great Race* (1965) Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon, dir. Blake Edwards, WB, 160m (p/s)

7:00am *The Prince and the Showgirl* (1957) Laurence Olivier & Marilyn Monroe, dir Laurence Olivier 116min Fox (p/s)

 

*Tuesday October 5, 2010*

 

*Ford, Wayne, & Natwick*

9:00am *The Quiet Man* (1952) Mildred Natwick & John Wayne, dir John Ford 130min Argosy/Republic (p/s)

11:15am *She Wore a Yellow Ribbon* (1949) John Wayne & Mildred Natwick, dir John Ford 103min Argosy/RKO (p/s)

1:00pm *The Long Voyage Home* (1940) John Wayne & Mildred Natwick, dir John Ford 105min UA (p/s)

 

*Capra?s Reporters*

2:45pm *It Happened One Night* (1934) Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert, dir Frank Capra 105min Columbia (p/s)

4:30pm *Platinum Blonde* (1931) Robert Williams & Jean Harlow, dir Frank Capra 89min Columbia (p/s)

6:00pm *Mr. Deeds Goes to Town* (1936) Gary Cooper & Jean Arthur, dir Frank Capra 116min Columbia (p/s)

 

*Wednesday October 6, 2010*

 

*The 1920s in Retrospect*

8:00pm *Roxie Hart* (1942) Ginger Rogers & Adolph Menjou, dir William Wellman, 75min Fox PREMIERE

9:30pm *The Great Gatsby* (1974) Robert Redford & Mia Farrow, dir Jack Clayton, 143min Paramount PREMIERE

12:00am *Singin? in the Rain* (1952) Gene Kelly & Debbie Reynolds, dir Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 103min MGM (p/s)

1:45am *Chariots of Fire* (1981) Ben Cross & Ian Charleston, dir Hugh Hudson 124min Fox/WB (p/s)

4:00am *Thoroughly Modern Millie* (1967) Julie Andrews & Mary Tyler Moore, dir George Roy Hill, 152min Universal (p/s)

6:45am *Robin and the Seven Hoods* (1964) Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin, dir Gordon Douglas, 124min WB (p/s)

9:00am *Some Like It Hot* (1959) Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon, dir. Billy Wilder, United Artists, 122min (p/s)

 

*The Dead Talk Back*

11:15am *Here Comes Mr Jordan* (1941) Robert Montgomery & Claude Rains, dir Alexander Hall 94min

1:00pm *Heaven Can Wait* (1978) Warren Beatty & Julie Christie, dir Warren Beatty & Buck Henry 102min Paramount (p/s)

2:45pm*Wonder Man* (1945) -Danny Kaye & Virginia Mayo, dir. H. Bruce Humberstone, 98m RKO (p/s)

4:30pm *You Never Can Tell* (1951) Dick Powell & Peggy Dow, dir Lou Breslow 78min Universal PREMIERE

6:00am *Goodbye, Charlie* (1964) Tony Curtis & Debbie Reynolds, dir Vincente Minelli, 117min Fox PREMIERE

 

*Songs by the Sherman Brothers*

8:00pm *The Slipper and the Rose* (1976) Gemma Craven & Richard Chamberlain dir Bryan Forbes, 143 min Universal PREMIERE

10:30pm *The Happiest Millionaire* (1967) Fred MacMurray & Tommy Steele, dir Norman Tokar 164min Disney PREMIERE

1:30am *Snoopy Come Home* (1972) Chad Webber & Bill Melendez, dir Bill Melendez, 81min, Paramount/Fox PREMIERE

3:00am *Bedknobs and Broomsticks* (1971) Angela Lansbury & David Tomlinson, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney, 118min (p/s)

 

*Thursday October 7, 2010*

 

*June is Busting Out All Over*

5:00am- June Havoc in *Gentleman?s Agreement* (1947) dir Elia Kazan 118min Fox (p/s)

7:00am- June Allyson in *The Glenn Miller Story* (1954) dir Anthony Mann 116min MGM (p/s)

9:00am- June Foray in *The Phantom Tollbooth* (1970) dir Chuck Jones 90min MGM (p/s)

10:30am- June Lockhart in *Sergeant York* (1941) dir Howard Hawks 135m MGM (p/s)

 

*Jewish Humor*

1:00pm *Star Spangled Girl* (1971) Tony Roberts & Sandy Duncan, dir Jerry Paris 93min Paramount PREMIERE

2:45pm *Animal Crackers* (1930) The Marx Brothers & Margaret Dumont, dir Victor Heerman, Paramount, 97 min (p/s)

4:30pm *Love and Death* (1975) Woody Allen & Diane Keaton, dir Woody Allen, 85min MGM/UA (p/s)

6:00pm *The Nutty Professor* (1963) Jerry Lewis & Stella Stevens, dir Jerry Lewis, 107min Paramount (p/s)

 

*World Cinema*

8:00pm *La Belle et La B?te* (1946) Jean Marais & Josette Day, dir Jean Cocteau, 93 min, Janus/Criterion

9:45pm *The Young Girls of Rochefort* (1968) ?Catherine Deneuve & Gene Kelly, dir Jacques Demy, WB, 125m (p/s)

12:00am *The Nights of Cabiria* (1957) Giulietta Masina & Francois Perier, dir. Frederico Fellini, 110 min, de Laurentis prod (p/s)

2:00am *Ikiru* (1952) Takashi Shimura & Nobuo Kaneko, dir Akira Kurosawa 142min Janus/Criterion (p/s)

 

*Friday October 8, 2010*

 

*ON THE TOWN CHALLENGE: Arcadia, California*

 

*Arcadia, CA Part 1: Filmed at the Santa Anita Race Track*

4:30am *The Story of Seabiscuit* (1949) Shirley Temple & Barry Fitzgerald, dir David Butler, 93min WB (p/s)

6:15am *Hollywood Handicap* (1938) dir Buster Keaton MGM 10min

6:30am *The Ex-Mrs. Bradford* (1936) William Powell & Jean Arthur, dir Stephen Roberts 81min RKO (p/s)

8:00am *Soaring Stars* (1942) dir Basil Wrangell 10min MGM

8:15am *A Day at the Races* (1937) -The Marx Brothers & Allan Jones, dir Sam Wood, 109 min MGM

 

*Arcadia, CA Part 2: Filmed at the Los Angeles County Arboretum*

10:15am *The African Queen* (1951) Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn, dir John Huston 105min UA (p/s)

12:00pm *The Lady Eve* (1941) Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda, dir Preston Sturgess, 94min Paramount (p/s)

1:45pm *The Yearling* (1946) Gregory Peck & Claude Jarman Jr, dir Clarence Brown 128min MGM (p/s)

4:00pm *Anna and the King of Siam* (1946) Irene Dunne & Rex Harrison, dir John Cromwell, 128min Fox (p/s)

 

*Arcadia, CA Part 3: Filmed at BOTH locations*

6:15pm *Notorious* (1946) Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman, dir Alfred Hitchcock, 101min Paramount (p/s)

 

*Wife-acide*

8:00pm *A New Leaf* (1971) Walter Matthau & Elaine May, dir Elaine May, 102 min Paramount PREMIERE

9:45pm *How to Murder Your Wife* (1965) Jack Lemmon & Virna Lisi, dir Richard Quine 119min UA (p/s)

11:45pm *Rear Window* (1954) James Stewart & Grace Kelly, dir Alfred Hitchcock 114min Paramount (p/s)

 

*TCM Underground*

1:45am *The Last Man On Earth* (1964) Vincent Price & Franca Bettoja, dir. Sidney Salkow, API, 88min

 

*Saturday October 9, 2010*

 

*Based on a Broadway Play*

3:15am *Born Yesterday* (1950) Judy Holliday & William Holden, dir George Cukor 104min Columbia (p/s)

5:00am *The Little Foxes* (1941) Bette Davis & Herbert Marshall, dir William Wyler 116min Samuel Goldwyn (p/s)

7:00am *The Matchmaker* (1958) Shirley Booth & Paul Ford, dir Joseph Anthony, 100m Paramount (p/s)

8:45am *The Odd Couple* (1968) Walter Matthau & Jack Lemmon, dir Gene Saks, 105min Paramount (p/s)

 

*Starring James Garner*

10:30am *Private Screenings: James Garner* (2001) 55min

11:30am *The Thrill of it All* (1963) James Garner & Doris Day, dir Norman Jewison 108min MGM (p/s)

1:30pm *The Great Escape* (1963) Richard Attenborough & James Garner, dir John Sturges 173min UA (p/s)

4:30pm *Support Your Local Sheriff* (1968) James Garner & Joan Hackett, dir William Bowers 93min MGM (p/s)

6:15pm *Support Your Local Gunfighter* (1971) James Garner & Suzanne Pleshette, dir Burt Kennedy 93min MGM (p/s)

 

*1960s Career Day*

Work on a Soviet Submarine

8:00pm *THE ESSENTIALS: The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!* (1966) Carl Reiner & Alan Arkin, dir Norman Jewison 126min MGM (p/s)

Be a College Professor/Poet

10:15pm *Dear Brigitte* (1965) James Stewart & Bill Mumy, dir Henry Koster 100min FOX PREMIERE

Be an Astronaut

12:00am *2001: A Space Odyssey* (1968) Keir Dullea & William Sylvester, dir Stanley Kubrik MGM 149min (p/s)

Work in a hotel

2:45am *The Bellboy* (1960) Jerry Lewis & Alex Gerry, dir Jerry Lewis 72min Paramount (p/s)

Or Just Be a Beatnik

4:00am *What?s so Bad About Feeling Good?* (1968) Mary Tyler Moore & George Pappard, dir George Seaton, 94min Universal PREMIERE

 

*Statistics*

STAR OF THE MONTH: *Alec Guinness*

THE ESSENTIALS: *The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!* (1966)

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: *Sherlock Jr* (1924) & *Steamboat Bill Jr* (1928)

TCM IMPORTS: *Cyrano de Bergerac* (1990)

TCM UNDERGROUND: *The Last Man On Earth* (1964)

 

PREMIERES:

*Cheaper by the Dozen* (1950)

*The Reluctant Astronaut* (1967)

*Night Train (to Munich)* (1940)

*Roxie Hart* (1942)

*The Great Gatsby* (1974)

*Goodbye, Charlie* (1964)

*Wonder Man* (1945)

*You Never Can Tell* (1951)

*The Slipper and the Rose* (1976)

*The Happiest Millionaire* (1967)

*Snoopy Come Home* (1972)

*La Belle et La B?te* (1946)

*A New Leaf* (1971)

*Dear Brigitte* (1965)

*What?s so Bad About Feeling Good?* (1968)

 

Movies by year:

1920s- 2

1930s- 10

1940s- 17

1950s- 24

1960s- 23

1970s- 10

1980s- 1

1990- 1

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Not much time just now but I'll post as many notes as I have time for.

 

Phew! That's tough juggling times, sacrificing movies to fit another one into a time frame, etc. But it's oh so fun!

 

More specific notes:

THe Andy Griffith Show, I discovered, debuted on October 3rd 1960. Such a great show with a great cast, so I thought I'd celebrate it by showing the cast off in other movies they made. I especially had to start with the movie that got Andy the sitcom, "No Time for Sergeants." My favorite character is Floyd the Barber, so I had to throw in one of his, even though he's a side character.And any excuse to show a Don Knotts comedy premiere, eh?

 

You'll notice the title of the Sunday Night movie is *Night Train (to Munich)*. I wrote it like this because when I saw the movie the title card called it "night train to munich" but the tcm and imdb websites just called it "night train". I assume I was watching the UK print or something. So I covered my bases. But the link between these two films is that they are Brits seeing WWII changing Europe as they ride a train.

 

My foreign pick is IMHO the single greatest film adaptation of the famous play *Cyrano de Bergerac*. If you haven't seen it you must. Awesome. It does a great job of making the play more cinematic. Plus it's in the original language, so no awkward translation like you get in the 1950 version.

 

"Corporate shortcuts" are about people who rose to the top of a corporation not by working hard for years but by other tricks. In *How to Succeed...* he reads a book that helps him schmooze (sp?) and smooth talk his way to be chairman of the board. In *Solid Gold Cadillac* she is a small time stock holder who gets people annoyed enough to give her a job, then later becomes chairman. Though Jack Lemmon in *The Apartment* quits, he still got to be a vice president by loaning out his apartment.

 

More notes to follow. Enjoy!

 

Edited by: LonesomePolecat on May 20, 2010 8:25 PM

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LonesomePolecat - I very much like the way you used the cast of a television show for movies they made. Capra's Reporters is very good movies. Wife-acide is splendid! :)

 

Only thing I regret is your star of the month. My friend started his schedule before our trip. Now he will have to start over - he also was using Alec Guinness. The star is wonderful and very much deserves to be the Star of the Month.

 

*Cheaper by the Dozen* (1950) need not be premiere. I do not have access to full database yet I find it was shown:

8:00 PM EDT November 27, 2008

6:15 PM EDT October 5, 2009

1:15 PM EDT March 30,2009

 

You made fantastic schedule!

 

Edited by: SansFin on May 20, 2010 8:46 PM because I cannot type and watch movie at same time.

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Another excellent schedule, Polecat! Glad you had fun making it. I especially like the Goodrich/Hackett tribute and the films set in the 1920s. How different eras saw the same historical period is a really interesting topic.

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Thanks for all the kind words everyone. Can't wait to see everyone else's schedules.

 

Dear TCMProgrammer,

 

Why are other parts of the country getting "Cheaper by the Dozen" and the west coast isn't? I check the now playing guides and the movie never gets shown in my part of the world. Please show it in LA sometime. I've been watching for it for years.

 

(SansFin, by the way, I checked my back now playing guides and the film didn't show in my neck of the woods on all those days. I believe you, I'm just sad to apparently live in a non-cheaper by the dozen area.) :(

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I came here to edit my notes and add more and I can no longer "edit" that post. So I'm starting over.

 

LONESOME POLECAT'S NOTES:

 

First off, I see this challenge not only as a fun puzzle for me to solve, but as an elaborate "request a movie." So I tried to put in movies they never show that I want to see, movies they don't show enough, or just my favorites.

 

THe Andy Griffith Show, I discovered, debuted on October 3rd 1960. Such a great show with a great cast, so I thought I'd celebrate it by showing the cast off in other movies they made. I especially had to start with the movie that got Andy the sitcom, "No Time for Sergeants." My favorite character is Floyd the Barber, so I had to throw in one of his, even though he's a side character.And any excuse to show a Don Knotts comedy premiere, eh?

 

You'll notice the title of the Sunday Night movie is Night Train (to Munich). I wrote it like this because when I saw the movie the title card called it "night train to munich" but the tcm and imdb websites just called it "night train". I assume I was watching the UK print or something. So I covered my bases. But the link between these two films is that they are Brits seeing WWII changing Europe as they ride a train.

 

My foreign pick is IMHO the single greatest film adaptation of the famous play Cyrano de Bergerac. If you haven't seen it you must. Awesome. It does a great job of making the play more cinematic. Plus it's in the original language, so no awkward translation like you get in the 1950 version.

 

"Corporate shortcuts" are about people who rose to the top of a corporation not by working hard for years but by other tricks. In How to Succeed... he reads a book that helps him schmooze (sp?) and smooth talk his way to be chairman of the board. In Solid Gold Cadillac she is a small time stock holder who gets people annoyed enough to give her a job, then later becomes chairman. Though Jack Lemmon in The Apartment quits, he still got to be a vice president by loaning out his apartment.

 

I had to do a tribute to one of my favorite screenwriting teams, *Hackett and Goodrich,* because I am obsessed with fantastic screenplays, and they wrote some of the best. Not just because I'm named after a song from "Seven Brides." Couldn't put in their most famous, *It's a Wonderful Life*, because that is sacreligious to show any other time besides Christmas. But they are amazing. They also wrote the play version of "Diary of Anne Frank." I would have also done a Comden and Green tribute but I had to use Singin' in the Rain for the 20s, so there you go. But Hackett and Goodrich are amazing.

 

*Alec Guinness* is my absolute all time favorite actor, hands down, no contest. The man is a chameleon. I remember being a kid watching the musical "Scrooge" and my dad said, "See Marley? That's Obi-Wan Kenobi." I couldn't recognize him! He is incredible. I almost did a night of his David Lean epics, but I adore his Ealing comedies. Plus his best performance, IMHO, is *Kind Hearts and Coronets* in which he plays 8 different people--and they're all different too! Plus the incredibly funny *Captain's Paradise* NEVER gets shown enough for my taste, and they do show the Lean epics a lot. But I thought his works could be compactly organized into four nights, 1) Ealing 2) Lean epics (including Passage to India, which I LOVE) 3) Literary works like Great Expectations and 4) everything else like The Horse's Mouth. Lots of great stuff. He is a master. To think he's never been chosen before!

 

I discovered *The Prince and the Showgirl* while playing TCM Scene It, my favorite game, and thought "Why don't they show this? This is a really good movie!" So I paired it with another life-long favorite in which a coronation is featured, *The Great Race.* By the way, Jack Lemmon is my second favorite actor of all time.

 

*Mildred Natwick* is one of the greatest character actresses ever, hands down, and her work with John Ford shows that off well enough just to feature those movies. Plus there really weren't enough westerns in the schedule--it was getting too comedy/musical heavy, not to mention 60s heavy, oddly enough. By the way, the fourth movie she made with John Ford is The THree Godfathers, which I consider to be a Christmas movie. But Mildred is amazing.

 

I wanted an excuse to show some *Capra* since he's one of my favorites, and I noticed his recurring use of reporters in films. These three movies are amazing. I could have showed Here Comes the Groom, but that's from the 50s and a completely different tone than these three great movies. And I didn't want to include Meet John Doe because to me that's a Christmas movie. I see a pattern....

 

The *1920s* are hands down one of my favorite costume eras. We did a 1920s murder mystery party and kept watching 20s movies, so I thought it would be a fun schedule. These represent the ones that in my opinion have the best costumes. Especially Singin' in the Rain---amazing, gorgeous costumes! Lots of musicals again, so I threw in some dramas. I was glad especially to be able to put in *Chariots of Fire*. Love that movie.

 

"The Dead Talk Back" is my way of saying "movies in which we see a character die and they come back to be part of the movie." So not people who think they die and don't, and not people who have dreams, but characters we are sure are dead. I know *Heaven Can Wait* is a remake of *Here Comes Mr Jordan* but they're both so good I couldn't decide. Plus it's fun to show remakes next to the original.

 

How I adore the *Sherman Brothers*. You'd know them best as the songwriters of *Mary Poppins* and lots of classic Disney Cartoons like Sword in the Stone and some of The Jungle Book. Since I couldn't program Disney cartoons I had lots of premieres--one of which was a Peanuts cartoon. I am especially in love with *Slipper and the Rose* ---to me, the definitive Cinderella. It's the one that answers all those questions I always have, like "Why doesn't she just leave?" and "Why midnight?" Great movie. You'd all love it.

 

I like to link movies in creative ways, so i did a feature of four famous women all named June. June Foray is my favorite.

 

I love Jewish Humor, so I featured four of my favorite Jewish humorists, Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Jerry Lewis, and the Marx Brothers. These are mostly my favorite works of these people, except that my favorite Neil is really the Odd Couple, but I wanted to share my second favorite. I'm ashamed I forgot to program The Producers, but who would I have kicked out?

 

I couldn't believe *La Belle Et La Bete* had never been shown! This is an amazing film--gorgeous and quite influential. So I had a whole night of some of my favorite foreign flicks. I love foreign films and one or two movies on Sunday nights isn't enough for me. Not all classics are in English.

 

Onto my "On the Town" challenge. It was easy to pick a town to highlight--I picked my hometown! There are two major filming locations in Arcadia, California (which for those of you who don't know is near Pasadena, CA in the L.A. area): The Los Angeles County Arboretum and the Santa Anita Racetrack. Oddly enough they are across the street from each other. I just went to the arboretum last Thursday and could see a lot of familiar spots where these movies were filmed. It has a desert section, a jungle section, a "river", and lots of other types of vegetation to be many different locations. The Santa Anita Racetrack is harder to disguise--those mountains are unmistakable, and so are the trees. Nice to show some love for my fabulous local attractions. This is also how I knew no one would steal my town. It's the type of recurring location people take for granted. I'd like to mention they are still in use for filming.

 

More notes to follow. Enjoy!

 

Edited by: LonesomePolecat on May 21, 2010 10:05 PM

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I checked my old "Now Playing" guide and "Cheaper By The Dozen" was scheduled in March 2009. TCM has always had a national broadcast. They talked about doing a split coast broadcast. (Pacific would also have an 8pm start) but they have never had an intentional separate listing depending on time zone. (There is a post from lzcutter somewhere in here as I recall.)

 

Unless you live in Canada where rights issues often force them to broadcast something different than the US. (Although the March listing appears to include a Canadian broadcast.)

 

Edited by: movieman1957 on May 21, 2010 11:36 PM

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I've had a bit of a busy week and unfortunately I hadn't really been able to check this thread earlier like I had intended to. Great work everyone - I'm very happy to see the schedules by audreyforever, lonesome, kingrat, SansFin, and everybody who has already posted, they're awesome and I'm already wondering if there's any way I could possibly come up with anything that was even half as good!

 

Keep it up everyone! :D

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

> I checked my back now playing guides and the film didn't show in my neck of the woods on all those days.

 

I am curious. How does your November, 2008 "Now Playing" different from this:

 

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A lot has been posted on this board since I last checked in. Some great schedules. Here are highlights.

 

*Audrey*: I really love your Montez/Hall choices for Essentials, jr. I'm a big fan of the cult classic: Cobra Woman. Sun Valley Serenade is like comfort food, for me. What can I say about Joel McCrea as SOM? Nothing, except it's time for him to be honored. A very fine schedule.

 

*RDMTIMP*: I really liked your tributes to Korngold and North and others behind the scenes. I love to learn about each one and their body of work. Thanks for those tributes. Anyone who showcases Warren William always has my gratitude. Your choice of Vienna for "on the town" was very good and I also liked the Richard Lester programming. Great job!

 

*Lonesome*: A wonderful schedule. I liked your corporate shortcuts, SOM: Alec Guiness, and tribute to The Andy Griffith Show. I love the film A New Leaf. May & Matthau are hilarious. I also agree about the Depardieu version of Cyrano -it is the best. I had to laugh because you and I share one theme that is similar. I have chosen some different films and I've packaged it differently but I guess we are similarly inspired.

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Thank you Countess for your kind comments to all of us! This really has been a fun Challenge, and I hope more people will come and join the fun!! Just like that great Jean Arthur film--- The More the Merrier!!!

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I know there are some people who are working hard on their schedules.

 

Many thanks to those who have put up a schedule. There is some good work here. For those who might be tempted to join in please do. It is work but it is a lot of fun and maybe you can have the thrill of someone saying they liked your schedule more than any other. I have won so you never know....

 

You have up until June 10.

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SansFin-----I didn't start getting them til December 2008 so there you go. :) But I did check the 2009 one and it was in there. Next time I write a schedule, since the internet is unreliable, ::groan::, I guess I'll have to check each schedule before I declare a premiere. Alas.

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I didn't think it was that far down the page but if anyone else along with Tracey missed it then here is a bump for all.

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Sansfin-

WOW! Love the nursery rhyme theme, though for the "porridge and beer" line, I'd have gone for the beer, but that's just me. LOL

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