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_[b]16th PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE VOTING BALLOT[/b]_

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This is the thread for voting for your favorite schedule in the 16th Programming Challenge. Eight members have taken the time and put in the effort to program a week's schedule as if it were to air on TCM.

 

Your job, should you choose to accept it is to review each schedule and vote for your favorite. Voting will run through the day of June 18. I will announce the winner on June 19. Only in the event of a tie will I cast a vote. (I would rather not be in the position so we need as many votes as possible. The winner will host the 17th Challenge at a future date of their choosing.

 

Anyone registered by the start date of the challenge of May 6 may vote. I encourage all to vote publicly and share some comments on why you voted for a schedule and even thoughts on schedules that you didn't vote for but liked their ideas. However, you may choose to vote privately by sending me a private message. As we go along I will give periodic updates on the totals.

 

As a reminder here are some of the rules contestants were bound to follow ---

 

 

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.

 

I will post a comment to begin when I have copied all the schedules.

 

PS - A quick note. The bold and italics do not copy into my post. I will do my best to recreate those indicators but forgive me if I miss something. If you catch it and can let me know today I'll try and get it but with editing restrictions and I may not get it if it is too late.

 

Edited by: movieman1957 on Jun 11, 2010 10:08 AM

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*Sansfin's Schedule and Comments*

 

 

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 T*o 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 aj*i (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 T*he 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 A*nother 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 T*he 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 T*he 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

 

 

*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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*Kingrat's Schedule and Comments*

 

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

12:00 am - Short: DREAM OF WILD HORSES (1960). C-11 min. D: Denys Colomb Dinant.

12:15 pm - THE SEARCHERS (1956). C-119 min., p/s. John Wayne, Natalie Wood. D: John Ford.

2:30 pm - THE LETTER (1940). BW-95 min., p/s. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall. D: William Wyler.

4:15 pm - MIRAGE (1965). BW-108 min. Universal. PREMIERE #1. Gregory Peck, Diane Baker. D: Edward Dmytryk.

6:00 pm - NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947). BW-110 min. Fox. PREMIERE #2. Tyrone Power, Helen Walker. D: Edmund Goulding.

8:00 pm - THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP (1982). C-136 min. Warner. PREMIERE #3. Robin Williams, Glenn Close. D: George Roy Hill.

10:30 pm - 42nd STREET (1934). BW-89 min., p/s. Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell. D: Lloyd Bacon.

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: Rome Without Audrey

 

2:45 pm - THE PIGEON THAT TOOK ROME (1962). BW-102 min., p/s. Charlton Heston, Elsa Martinelli. D: Melville Shavelson.

4:30 pm - SEVEN HILLS OF ROME (1958). C-104 min., p/s. Mario Lanza. D: Roy Rowland.

6:15 pm - THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE (1961). C-103 min., p/s. Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty. D: Jose Quintero.

8:00 pm - THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954). C-102 min. Fox. PREMIERE #5. Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire. D: Jean Negulesco.

9:45 pm - ROME ADVENTURE (1962). C-119 min., p/s. Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette. D: Delmer Daves.

12:00 am - QUO VADIS (1951). C-169 min., p/s. Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr. D: Mervyn LeRoy.

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

 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

 

6:00 am - Short: VISITING ITALY (1951). C-8 min. James FitzPatrick travelogue.

 

Women from A to Z (Ada to Zita)

 

6:15 am - ADA (1961). BW-109 min., p/s. Susan Hayward. D: Daniel Mann.

8:15 am - BLONDIE JOHNSON (1933). BW-68 min., p/s. Joan Blondell. D: Ray Enright.

9:30 am - CARRIE (1952). BW-124 min., p/s. Jennifer Jones. D: William Wyler.

11:45 am - DIANE (1956), BW-110 min. MGM. Lana Turner. D: David Miller.

1:45 pm - ESTHER WATERS (1948). BW-108 min., p/s. Kathleen Ryan. D: Ian Dalrymple, Peter Proud.

3:45 pm - FANNY (1961). C-133 min., p/s. Leslie Caron. D: Joshua Logan.

6:00 pm - GILDA (1946). BW-110 min., p/s. Rita Hayworth. D: Charles Vidor.

8:00 pm - HILDA CRANE (1956). C-87 min. Fox. PREMIERE #6. Jean Simmons. D: Philip Dunne.

9:30 pm - IRMA LA DOUCE (1963). BW-143 min., p/s. Shirley MacLaine. D: Billy Wilder.

12:00 pm - JULIE (1956). BW-98 min., p/s. Doris Day. D: Andrew L. Stone.

1:45 am - KITTY (1946). BW-103 min., p/s. Paulette Goddard. D: Mitchell Leisen.

3:30 am - LILLY TURNER (1933). BW-65 min., p/s. Ruth Chatterton. D: William Wellman.

4:45 am - MAISIE (1939). BW-75 min., p/s. Ann Sothern. D: Edward L. Marin.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

 

6:15 am - NORA PRENTISS (1947) BW-112 min., p/s. Ann Sheridan. D: Vincent Sherman.

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

10:15 am - POLLY OF THE CIRCUS (1932). BW-70 min., p/s. Marion Davies. D: Alfred Santell.

11:30 am - QUEEN BEE (1955). BW-95 min., p/s. Joan Crawford. D: Ranald McDougall.

1:15 pm - RAMONA (1910). BW-17 min., p/s. Mary Pickford. D: D.W. Griffith.

1:45 pm - SUZY (1936). BW-93 min., p/s. Jean Harlow. D: George Fitzmaurice.

3:30 pm - TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY (1922). BW-119 min., p/s. Mary Pickford. D: John S. Robertson.

5:45 pm - AN UNMARRIED WOMAN (1978). C-124 min. Fox. PREMIERE #8. Jill Clayburgh. D: Paul Mazursky.

8:00 pm - VICKI (1953). BW-85 min. Fox. PREMIERE #9. Jeanne Crain. D: Harry Horner.

9:30 pm - WANDA NEVADA (1979). C-106 min., p/s. Brooke Shields. D: Peter Fonda.

11:30 am - X, Y, & ZEE (1972). C-110 min. Columbia. PREMIERE #10. Elizabeth Taylor. D: Brian G. Hutton.

1:30 am - YOLANDA AND THE THIEF (1945). C-109 min., p/s. Lucille Bremer. D: Vincente Minnelli.

3:30 am - ZITA (1968). C-105 min. SNC/Universal. PREMIERE #11. Joanna Shimkus. D: Robert Enrico.

 

5:30 am - Now Playing: January 2010.

 

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 - Sheppard Strudwick. ALL THE KING'S MEN (1949). BW-110 min., p/s. D: Robert Rossen.

6:15 pm - Lee Patterson. THE THREE WORLDS OF GULLIVER (1960). C-100 min., p/s. D: Jack Sher.

 

Star of the Month: Jean Simmons

 

8:00 pm - THE BLUE LAGOON (1949). C-101 min. Universal. PREMIERE #12. w/Donald Houston. D: Frank Launder.

9:45 pm - ADAM AND EVELYNE (1949). BW-92 min., p/s. w/Stewart Granger. D: Harold French.

11:30 pm - ALL THE WAY HOME (1963). BW-97 min. Paramount. PREMIERE #13. w/Robert Preston. D: Alex Segal.

1:15 am - FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG (1955) C-90 min., p/s. w/Stewart Granger. D: Arthur Lubin.

2:45 am - UNTIL THEY SAIL (1958). BW-94 min., p/s. w/Paul Newman. D: Robert Wise.

4:30 am - SO LONG AT THE FAIR (1950). BW-86 min., p/s. w/Dirk Bogarde. D: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher.

 

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 - THE LADY EVE (1940). BW-94 min., p/s. Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda. D: Preston Sturges.

6:00 pm - DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944). BW-107 min., p/s. Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray. D: Billy Wilder.

 

The Devil's Disciple

 

8:00 pm - LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (1946). C-110 min., p/s. Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde. D: John M. Stahl.

10:00 pm - THE BAD SEED (1956). BW-129 min., p/s. Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack. D: Mervyn LeRoy.

 

Caesar and Cleopatra

 

12:15 am - LITTLE CAESAR (1931). BW-79 min., p/s. Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. D: Mervyn LeRoy.

1:45 am - TCM Underground: CLEOPATRA JONES (1973). C-89 min. Tamara Jones, Bernie Casey. D: Jack Starrett.

 

Heartbreak House

 

3:30 am - LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (1962). BW-171 min., p/s. Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson. D: Sidney Lumet.

 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

 

6:30 am - Short: HOME, SWEET HOME THE WORLD OVER (1932). James FitzPatrick travelogue.

 

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.

 

I'm Scheduling This Darn Film Somewhere

 

12:15 pm - IVY (1947). BW-99 min. Universal. PREMIERE #14. Joan Fontaine. D: Sam Wood.

 

Immortal Fables

 

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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*Audreyforever's Schedule and Comments.*

 

Okay, here it is:

 

*TCM Programming Challenge #16 (AUDREYFOREVER)*

 

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

*PRE-CODE SUNDAY*

6:00- Laughing Sinners (1931) Joan Crawford. MGM. BW-72m.

7:15- Lawyer Man (1932) William Powell. WB. BW-72m.

8:30- High Pressure (1932) William Powell. WB. BW-73m.

9:45- Central Park (1932) Joan Blondell. WB. BW-58m.

10:45- Union Depot (1932) Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. WB. BW-67m.

 

*SUN VALLEY VACATION*

12:00- Sun Valley Serenade (1941) Sonja Henie. Fox. BW-85m. (Premiere #1)

1:29- SHORT: Romantic Nevada (1943) C-10m.

1:45- Duchess of Idaho (1950) Esther Williams. MGM. C-98m.

 

*THE HEAT?S ON ME!*

3:30- Heat Lightning (1934) Ann Dvorak. WB. BW-64m.

4:45- The Petrified Forest (1936) Humphrey Bogart. WB. BW-83m.

6:15- Border Incident (1949) Ricardo Montalbon. MGM. BW-95m.

7:50- SHORT: Roaming Through Arizona (1944) C-10m.

 

*WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: ESSENTIALS JR.*

8:00- Arabian Nights (1942) Sabu. Universal. C-87m. (Premiere #2)

9:45- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) Maria Montez. Universal. C-85m. (Premiere #3)

11:15- Cobra Woman (1944) Maria Montez. Universal. C-69m. (Premiere #4)

 

*SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT: AUTOMOBILES*

12:30- The First Auto (1927) Russell Simpson. BW-78m.

 

*TCM IMPORTS: WW2 FROM THE OTHER SIDE*

2:00- The Shop on Main Street (1965) Jozef Kroner. BW-128m.

4:15- Closely Watched Trains (1966) Josef Somr. BW-93m.

 

Monday, July 11th, 2011

*LET?S SWING!*

6:00- Swing Fever (1944) Kay Kyser. MGM. BW-81m.

7:30- Naughty, But Nice (1939) Ann Sheridan. WB. BW-90m.

9:00- Jive Junction (1943) Dickie Moore. PRC. BW-62m.

10:03- SHORT: Groovie Movie. MGM. BW-9m.

10:15- That Girl From Paris (1937) Lucille Ball. RKO. BW-102m.

 

*MORE MARILYN MAXWELL*

12:00- Dr. Gillespie?s Criminal Case (1943) Lionel Barrymore. MGM. BW-89m.

1:31- SHORT: Personalities (1942) BW-9m.

1:45- 3 Men in White (1944) Van Johnson. MGM. BW-86m.

3:15- Between Two Women (1945) Van Johnson. MGM. BW-82m.

4:45- Salute to the Marines (1943) Wallace Beery. MGM. C-101m.

6:30- Pilot #5 (1943) Gene Kelly. MGM. BW-71m.

6:44- SHORT: Marines in the Making (1942) BW-9m.

 

*WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: FILMS FROM ABOVE*

8:00- Heaven Can Wait (1943) Don Ameche. Fox. C-112m.

10:00- Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) Claude Rains. Columbia. BW-94m.

11:45- Heaven Only Knows (1947) Brian Donlevy. UA. BW-97m.

1:28- SHORT: Heavenly Music (1943) BW-22m.

2:00- Down to Earth (1947) Rita Hayworth. Columbia. C-98m.

3:45- A Guy Named Joe (1943) Spencer Tracy. MGM. BW-120m.

 

Tuesday, July12th, 2011

*BRASS BANCROFT*

6:00- Secret Service of the Air (1939) Ronald Reagan. WB. BW-61m.

7:15- Code of the Secret Service (1939) Ronald Reagan. WB. NW-58m.

8:15- Smashing the Money Ring (1939) Ronald Reagan. WB. BW-57m.

9:15- Murder in the Air (1940) Ronald Reagan. WB. BW-55m.

 

*THE OLD DAYS OF RADIO*

10:15- Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937) Kenny Baker. WB. BW-85m.

11:45- Whistling in the Dark (1941) Red Skelton. MGM. BW-77m.

1:06- SHORT: For the Common Defense! (1942) BW-22m.

1:30- No Leave, No Love (1946) Van Johnson. MGM. BW-117m.

3:30- Radio City Revels (1938) Bob Burns. RKO. BW-90m.

5:02- SHORT: Radio Hams (1939) BW-10m.

5:15- Reveille with Beverly (1943) Ann Miller. Columbia. BW-78m. p/s

6:34- SHORT: So You Want to Be on the Radio (1948) BW-10m.

6:45- Love Is in the Air (1937) Ronald Reagan. WB. BW-60m.

 

*WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: FOX MARQUEE MUSICALS*

8:00- Springtime in the Rockies (1942) Betty Grable. Fox. C-92m. (Premiere #5)

9:45- Down Argentine Way (1940) Don Ameche. Fox. C-88m. (Premiere #6)

11:30- That Night in Rio (1941) Alice Faye. Fox. C-91m. (Premiere #7)

1:15- Greenwich Village (1944) Carmen Miranda. C-82m. p/s

2:45- Week-End in Havana (1941) Alice Faye. C-80m. (Premiere #8)

4:15- Coney Island (1943) Betty Grable. C-96m. (Premiere #9)

 

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011: ON THE TOWN!

*LOS ANGELES*

6:00- Anchors Aweigh (1945) Gene Kelly. MGM. C-140m.

 

*SAN FRANSISCO*

8:30- San Fransisco (1936) Clark Gable. MGM. BW-115m.

10:26- SHORT: Cavalcade of San Fransisco (1940) C-9m.

 

*WASHINGTON D.C.*

10:45- The More the Merrier (1943) Jean Arthur. Columbia. BW-101m.

12:27- SHORT: The Capital City: Washington D.C. (1941) C-9m.

 

*LONDON*

12:45- Charlie Chan in London (1934) Warner Oland. Fox. BW-79m. (Premiere #10)

2:03- SHORT: Looking at London (1946) C-10m.

 

*ROME*

2:15- Roman Holiday (1953) Audrey Hepburn. Paramount. BW-118m. p/s

5:32- SHORT: Visiting Italy (1951) C-8m.

 

*VENICE*

5:45- Summertime (1955) Katharine Hepburn. LFP. C-100m. p/s

7:40- SHORT: Voices of Venice (1951) C-9m.

 

*WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: W?ERE GOING ON THE TOWN!*

8:00- SHORT: Honolulu: The Paradise of the Pacific (1935) C-8m.

8:15- SHORT: Modern Tokyo (1935) C-10m.

8:30- SHORT: Rio de Janeiro ?City of Splendor? (1936) C-10m.

8:45- SHORT: Night Life in Chicago (1948) C-9m.

9:00- SHORT: Modern Mexico City (1942) C-10m.

9:15- SHORT: Modern New Orleans (1940) C-8m.

9:30- SHORT: Mighty Manhattan, New York?s Wonder City (1949) C-20m.

10:00- On the Town (1949) Gene Kelly. MGM. C-98m.

11:45- Big City (1937) Luise Rainer. MGM. BW-80m.

1:15- Big City Blues (1932) Humphrey Bogart. WB. BW-63m.

2:30- Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) Carole Lombard. RKO. BW-95m.

4:15- Manhattan Melodrama (1934) William Powell. MGM. BW-93m.

 

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

*STARS OF TOMORROW*

6:00- Eyes in the Night (1942) Donna Reed. MGM. BW-80m.

7:30- Andy Hardy?s Double Life (1942) Esther Williams. BW-92m.

9:15- The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) Van Johnson/Richard Ney. MGM. BW-85m.

10:45- Bad Bascomb (1946) Frances Rafferty. MGM. BW-110m.

12:45- Seven Sweethearts (1942) Kathryn Grayson. MGM. BW-98m.

2:30- Assignment in Brittany (1943) Susan Peters. MGM. BW-94m.

 

*THE FORGOTTEN COUPLE: TURNER AND GABLE*

4:15- **** Tonk (1941) Clark Gable. MGM. BW-105m.

6:00- Somewhere I?ll Find You (1942) Lana Turner. MGM. BW-108m.

 

*WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: STAR OF THE MONTH JOEL McCREA*

8:00- Internes Can?t Take Money (1937) Barbara Stanwyck. Paramount. BW-78m. (Premiere #11)

9:30- Gambling Lady (1934) Barbara Stanwyck. WB. BW-66m.

10:45- They Shall Have Music (1939) Joel McCrea. Goldwyn. BW-105m. p./s

12:30- The Lost Squadron (1932) Mary Astor. RKO. BW-79m.

2:00- The Richest Girl in the World (1934) Miriam Hopkins. RKO. BW-76m.

3:30- Woman Wanted (1935) Joel McCrea. MGM. BW-67m.

4:45- Kept Husbands (1931) Joel McCrea. RKO. BW-76m.

 

Friday, July 15th, 2011

*MORE JOEL McCREA*

6:15- Born to Love (1931) Constance Bennett. RKO. BW-81m.

7:45- The Common Law (1931) Constance Bennett. RKO. BW-74m.

9:00- Bed of Roses (1933) Constance Bennett. RKO. BW-67m.

 

*THE LONE WOLF*

10:15- The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939) William Warren. Columbia. BW-69m. p/s

11:30-The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940) William Warren. Columbia. BW-66m. p/s

12:45- The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940) William Warren. Columbia. BW-70m. p/s

2:00- The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941) Williams Warren. Columbia. BW-73m. p/s

 

*THE FORGOTTEN JEAN ARTHUR*

3:15- Party Wire (1935) Jean Arthur. Columbia. BW-69m. p/s

4:30- Whirlpool (1934) Jean Arthur. Columbia. BW-73m. p/s

 

*THE INDEPENDENT IRENE DUNNE*

5:45- The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) Irene Dunne. MGM. BW-126m.

 

*WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: COUNTRYSIDE CLASSICS*

8:00- Lassie Come Home (1943) Roddy McDowell. MGM. C-89m.

9:45- Hills of Home (1948) Janet Leigh. MGM. C-97m.

11:30- Courage of Lassie (1946) Elizabeth Taylor. MGM. C-92m.

1:15- National Velvet (1944) Mickey Rooney. MGM. C-126m.

 

*TCM UNDERGROUND*

3:30- A Bucket of Blood (1959) Dick Miller. Alta Vista. BW-66m.

4:45- Billy the Kid versus Dracula (1966) John Carradine. Circle. C-73m.

 

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

*BARBARA STANWYCK BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE*

6:00- Ten Cents a Dance (1931) Barbara Stanwyck. Columbia. BW-75m. p/s

7:30- Ever in My Heart (1933) Barbara Stanwyck. WB. BW-68m.

8:45- The File on Thelma Jordan (1950) Barbara Stanwyck. Paramount. BW-100m. p/s

10:30- The Mad Miss Manton (1938) Barbara Stanwyck. RKO. BW-80m.

12:00- The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932) Barbara Stanwyck. Columbia. BW-88m. p/s

1:45- Crime of Passion (1957) Barbara Stanwyck. UA. BW-85m. p/s

3:30- Forty Guns (1957) Barbara Stanwyck. Fox. BW-79m. p/s

5:15- Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Barbara Stanwyck. Paramount. BW-87m. p/s

7:00- Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) BW/C-46m. p/s

 

THE ESSENTIALS: TROUBLE ON THE TRAIN

Train Wreck

8:00- The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Betty Hutton. Paramount. C-153m. p/s

 

Crazy Man on a Train

10:45- The General (1927) Buster Keaton. B-K-Prod. BW/Sepia-75m. p/s

 

LATE-NIGHT ESSENTIALS: LOWER-LEVEL CLASSICS

Another Train Wreck

12:15- Union Pacific (1939) Barbara Stanwyck. Paramount. BW-135m. p/s

 

Train on Fire

2:45- Dodge City (1939) Errol Flynn. WB. C-104m.

 

Train Gone Wild!

4:45- Go West (1940) The Marx Brothers. MGM. BW-80m.

 

Notes for AUDREYFOREVER

 

On Sunday I start off with a new TCM Festival, called Pre-Code Sunday, featuring different types of pre-codes. This particular Sunday includes films dealing with crime.

Next I set up two ?get-away? films that take place in sunny Sun Valley. Sun Valley Serenade is a premiere. Recently, I watched Heat Lightning and realized how similar it was to the Petrified Forest, so I scheduled a block of three films that take place in the desert. Essentials Jr. takes you to Arabia where Maria Montez and Jon Hall fall in love over and over again! Silent Sunday Night and TCM Imports are as usual.

 

Monday starts off with swinging films, and a lot of Marilyn Maxwell. She deserves a lot more credit for that beautiful face. Gillespie completists will be in heaven. The evenings schedules are all films from above, including the colorful classic, Heaven Can Wait.

 

There?s something about Reagan as an FBI man, so Tuesday starts off with Brass Bancroft. And if your interested with classic Radio?s, your in luck for about 9 hours. And then comes a lot of premieres with 6 amazing and colorful Fox Marquee Musicals.

 

I wasn?t sure if the On the Town spotlight dealt with one city or several cities, but the evenings schedule is just NYC. I made sure I included plenty of Traveltalks shorts!

 

Thursday?s daytime is all about MGM during the war years, starting off with the Stars of Tomorrow, as you can see. My personal favorite is Eyes in the Night, with Donna Reed, showing at 6:00am. Then I pay tribute to a very romantic team, but also forgotten team: Lana Turner and Clark Gable. I know a lot of people wanted Joel McCrea as SOTM, so there you have it!

 

Friday has 6 Columbia B?s, like the Lone Wolf and Jean Arthur in her early days. I don?t know why I picked The White Cliffs of Dover for my next films, but I had to fill in the spot. Friday evening has a line up of countryside classics. TCM Underground as usual.

 

Saturday is my favorite day of the week. First we pay tribute to an unforgettable star on her birthday---Barbara Stanwyck. And the Essentials kicks off with T.G.S.O.E., and a bunch of Train films following. The Late Night Essentials is also a new thing on TCM, covering lower-level classics.

 

Updated Notes for AUDREYFOREVER

 

On Sunday I start off with a new TCM Festival, called Pre-Code Sunday, featuring different types of pre-codes. This particular Sunday includes films dealing with crime.

Next I set up two ?get-away? films that take place in sunny Sun Valley. Sun Valley Serenade is a premiere. Recently, I watched Heat Lightning and realized how similar it was to the Petrified Forest, so I scheduled a block of three films that take place in the desert. Essentials Jr. takes you to Arabia where Maria Montez and Jon Hall fall in love over and over again! Silent Sunday Night and TCM Imports are as usual.

 

Monday starts off with swinging films, and a lot of Marilyn Maxwell. She deserves a lot more credit for that beautiful face. Gillespie completists will be in heaven. The evenings schedules are all films from above, including the colorful classic, Heaven Can Wait.

 

There?s something about Reagan as an FBI man, so Tuesday starts off with Brass Bancroft. And if your interested with classic Radio?s, your in luck for about 9 hours. And then comes a lot of premieres with 6 amazing and colorful Fox Marquee Musicals.

 

I wasn?t sure if the On the Town spotlight dealt with one city or several cities, but the evenings schedule is just NYC. I made sure I included plenty of Traveltalks shorts!

 

Thursday?s daytime is all about MGM during the war years, starting off with the Stars of Tomorrow, as you can see. My personal favorite is Eyes in the Night, with Donna Reed, showing at 6:00am. Then I pay tribute to a very romantic team, but also forgotten team: Lana Turner and Clark Gable. I know a lot of people wanted Joel McCrea as SOTM, so there you have it!

 

Friday has 6 Columbia B?s, like the Lone Wolf and Jean Arthur in her early days. I don?t know why I picked The White Cliffs of Dover for my next films, but I had to fill in the spot. Friday evening has a line up of countryside classics. TCM Underground as usual.

 

Saturday is my favorite day of the week. First we pay tribute to an unforgettable star on her birthday---Barbara Stanwyck. And the Essentials kicks off with T.G.S.O.E., and a bunch of Train films following. The Late Night Essentials is also a new thing on TCM, covering lower-level classics.

 

Premiere's:

Sun Valley Serenade

Arabian Nights

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Cobra Woman

Heaven Can Wait

Springtime in the Rockies

Down Argentine Way

That Night in Rio

Week-End in Havana

Coney Island

Charlie Chan in London

Interens Can't Take Money

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*rdmtimp's Schedule and Notes*

 

 

Be gentle, it's my first time...

 

TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #16 (RDMTIMP)

 

Sunday November 28, 2010

Directed by Mark Robson

6:00 Bedlam (1946) Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House. Dir: Mark Robson. RKO. BW-80 min

7:30 Bright Victory (1952) Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julia Adams. Dir: Mark Robson.

Universal. BW-96 min. p/s

9:15 Home of the Brave (1949) Douglas Dick, Steve Brodie, Jeff Corey. Dir: Mark Robson.

United Artists. BW-86 min p/s

 

Happy Birthday Hope Lange

10:45 Peyton Place (1957) Lana Turner, LLoyd Nolan, Hope Lange. Dir: Mark Robson. Fox.

C-157 min. p/s

1:30 Pocketful of Miracles (1961) Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange. Dir: Frank

Capra. United Artists. C-131 min. p/s

3:45 The Best of Everything (1959) Hope Lange, Steven Boyd, Suzy Parker. Dir: Jean

Negulesco. Fox. C-122 min P

6:00 Wild in the Country (1961) Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld. Dir: Phillip

Dunne. Fox. C-114 min p/s

 

Based on Edith Wharton

8:00 The Old Maid (1939) Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent. Dir: Edmund Goulding.

Warner Bros. BW-95 min.

9:45 The Age of Innocence (1993) Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder.

Dir: Martin Scorsese. Columbia. C-139 min. p/s

 

Sunday Silent

12:00 The House of Mirth (1918) Katherine Corri Harris, Henry Kolker. Dir: Albert

Capellani. Metro. BW-60 min.

1:15 The Glimpses of the Moon (1923) Bebe Daniels, Nita Naldi. Dir: Alan Dwan.

Paramount. BW-70 min.

 

TCM Imports

2:30 Fanny and Alexander (1982) Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Gunn Wallgren. Dir:

Ingmar Bergman. C-190 min

5:45 Stockholm, Pride of Sweden (1937) James Fitpatrick. MGM. C-9 min

 

Monday November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Busby Berkeley

6:00 Flying High (1931) Bert Lahr, Charlotte Greenwood, Pat O'Brien. Dir: Charles F.

Riesner. MGM. BW-80 min

7:30 42nd Street (1933) Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent. Dir: Lloyd Bacon.

Warner Bros. BW-89 min

9:00 Bird of Paradise (1932) Dolores Del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday. Dir: King

Vidor. RKO. BW-80 min

10:30 Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Warren William, Joan Blondell, Ginger Rogers. Dir:

Mervyn Leroy. Warner Bros. BW-96 min

12:15 Fashions of 1934 (1934) William Powell, Bette Davis, Frank McHugh. Dir: William

Dieterle. Warner Bros. BW-80 min

1:45 Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart. Dir: Busby

Berkeley. Warner Bros. BW-95 min

3:00 Stage Struck (1936) Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Warren William. Dir: Busby

Berkeley. Warner Bros. BW-90 min

4:30 Babes in Arms (1939) Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Guy Kibbee. Dir: Busby Berkeley.

MGM. BW-93 min.

6:15 For Me and My Gal (1942) Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy. Dir: Busby

Berkeley. MGM. BW-104 min

 

Executive Producer George Harrison

8:00 Time Bandits (1981) John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelly Duvall. Dir: Terry Gilliam.

Avco Embassy. C-110 min P

10:00 Withnail & I (1987) Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths. Dir: Bruce

Robinson. Handmade Films. C-108 min. p/s

12:00 Mona Lisa (1986) Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine, Cathy Tyson. Dir: Neil Jordan. Island

Pictures. C-104 min. P

1:45 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987) Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Wendy Hiller.

Dir: Jack Clayton. Island Pictures. C-116 min P

3:45 Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle. Dir:

Terry Jones. Handmade Films. C-93 min. P

5:30 Now Playing: The Show December 2010

 

Tuesday November 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Virginia Mayo

6:00 Up in Arms (1944) Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore, Dana Andrews. Dir: Elliott Nugent.

RKO. BW-106 min

8:00 The Princess and the Pirate (1944) Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan. Dir:

David Butler. RKO. BW-95 min

9:45 The Kid From Brooklyn (1946) Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen. Dir: Norman Z

McLeod. RKO. C-116 min

11:45 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff.

Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. RKO. C-108 min

1:45 Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) Virginia Mayo, Bruce Bennet, Robert Hutton. Dir:

Richard Bare. Warner Bros. BW-82 min

3:15 Wonder Man (1945) Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen. Dir: Bruce Humberstone.

RKO. C-98 min

5:00 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Virginia Mayo. Dir:

William Wyler. RKO. BW-172 min

 

Star of the Month - Paul Newman

8:00 The Hustler (1961) Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie. Dir: Robert

Rossen. Fox. BW-133. p/s

10:30 Hud (1963) Paul Newman, Melvin Douglas, Patricia Neal. Dir: Martin Ritt.

Paramount. BW-112 min. p/s

12:30 Cool Hand Luke (1967) Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin. Dir: Stuart

Rosenberg. Warner Bros. C-126 min. p/s

2:45 Harper (1966) Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris. Dir: Jack Smight. Warner

Bros. C-121 min. P

5:00 Private Screenings: Joanne Woodward (2010)

 

Wednesday December 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Woody Allen

6:00 What's New Pussycat? (1965) Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider. Dir:

Clive Donner. UA. C-108 min p/s

8:00 What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) Tatsuya Mihashi, Mie Hama, Woody Allen. Dir:

Senkichi Taniguchi. American International. C-80 min p/s

9:30 Take the Money and Run. (1969) Woody Allen, Janet Margolin. Dir: Woody Allen.

Cinerama Releasing. C-85 min p/s

11:00 Play It Again, Sam (1972) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts. Dir: Herbert

Ross. Paramount. C-87 min. p/s

12:30 The Front (1976) Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi. Dir: Martin Ritt.

Columbia. C-95min. p/s

1:15 Love and Death (1975) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, George Adet. Dir: Woody Allen.

UA. C-85 min p/s

2:45 Annie Hall (1977) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts. Dir: Woody Allen. UA.

C-93 min p/s

4:30 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Michael Caine. Dir: Woody

Allen. Orion. C- 107min p/s

6:30 Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002) Woody Allen. Director: Richard Schickel. TCM

Original. C-88 min

 

On the Town - Vienna

8:00 The Great Waltz (1938) Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravet, Hugh Herbert. Dir: Julien

Duvivier. MGM. BW-107 min

10:00 The Third Man (1949) Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles. Dir: Carol Reed.

Selznick. BW 105 min p/s

12:00 Before Sunrise (1995) Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. Dir: Richard Linklater. Castle

Rock. C-101 min. P

1:45 The Red Danube (1949) Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford. Dir: George

Sidney. MGM. BW-119 min

3:45 The Night Porter (1974) Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling. Dir: Liliana Cavani. UA.

C-115 min. P

5:45 Glimpses of Austria (1938) James Fitzpatrick MGM. Color-10 min

 

Thursday December 2, 2010

TCM Spotlight: Warren William

6:00 Skyscraper Souls (1932) Warren William, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff. Dir:

Edgar Selwyn. MGM. BW-99 min

7:45 Lady for a Day (1933) Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee. Dir: Frank Capra.

Columbia. BW-96 min p/s

9:30 Three on a Match (1932) Virginia Davis, Joan Blondell, Warren Wiliam. Dir: Mervyn

Leroy. Warner Bros. BW-64 min

10:45 Employee Entrance (1933) Warren William, Loretta Young, Wallace Ford. Dir: Roy

Del Ruth. Warner Bros. BW-75 min

12:00 The Case of the Howling Dog (1934) Warren William, Mary Astor, Grant Mitchell.

Dir: Alan Crosland. Warner Bros. BW-75 min

1:15 The Dragon Murder Case (1934) Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot.

Dir: H. Bruce Humberstone. Warner Bros. BW-68 min

2:30 Cleopatra (1934) Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon. Dir: Cecil B.

DeMille. Paramount. BW-100 min. p/s

4:15 Imitation of Life (1934) Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson. Dir:

John M. Stahl. Universal. BW-109 min p/s

6:00 The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) Louis Hayward, Joan Bennet, Warren William. Dir:

James Whale. UA. BW-110 min

 

Written (but not directed) by Preston Sturges

8:00 The Power and the Glory (1933) Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore, Ralph Morgan. Dir:

William K Howard. Fox. BW-77 min P

9:30 We Live Again (1934) Fredric March, Anna Sten, C. Aubrey Smith. Dir: Rouben

Mamoulian. Goldwyn. BW-85 min p/s

11:00 The Good Fairy (1935) Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan. Dir:

William Wyler. Universal. BW-98 p/s

12:45 Easy Living (1937) Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland. Dir: Mitchell Leisen.

Paramount. BW-88 min p/s

2:15 If I Were King (1938) Ronald Coleman, Basil Rathbone, Frances Dee. Dir: Frank

Lloyd. Paramount. BW-100 min. p/s

4:00 Never Say Die (1939) Bob Hope, Martha Raye, Andy Devine. Dir: Elliott Nugent.

Paramount. BW-80 min. P

5:30 Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence - Bill Murray

 

Friday December 3, 2010

Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold

6:00 Captain Blood (1935) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill. Dir: Michael

Curtiz. Warner Bros. BW-119

8:00 Anthony Adverse (1936) Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods.

Dir:Mervyn Leroy. Warner Bros. BW-139 min

10:30 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia

de Havilland. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros. BW-106 min

12:30 Of Human Bondage (1946) Paul Henried, Eleanor Parker, Alexis Smith. Dir: Edmund

Goulding. Warner Bros. BW-106 min

2:30 The Prince and the Pauper (1937) Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson. Dir:

William Keighley. Warner Bros. BW-115

4:30 Another Dawn (1937) Kay Francis, Errol Flynn, Ian Hunter. Dir: William Dieterle.

Warner Bros. BW-73 min

5:45 The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil

Rathbone. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros. C-104

7:30 Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence - Quentin Tarantino

 

In Old Arizona

8:00 The Baron of Arizona (1950) Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Beulah Bondi. Dir: Samuel

Fuller. Lippert Pictures. BW-97 min. p/s

9:45 Roaming Through Arizona (1944) James Fitzpatrick. MGM. C-10 min

10:00 Mclintock! (1963) John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne. Dir: Andrew V.

McLaglen. UA. C-127 min p/s

12:15 Hour of the Gun (1967) James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan. Dir: John

Sturges. UA. C-101 min. p/s

 

TCM UNDERGROUND

2:00 Zabriskie Point (1970) Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor. Dir:

Michaelangelo Antonioni. MGM. C-112 min

4:00 Pink Floyd: Live at Pompei (Directors Cut). David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick

Wright, Nick Mason. Dir: Adrien Maben. C-92 min

5:45 Voices of Venice (1951) James Fitzpatrick. MGM. C-9 min

 

Saturday December 4 2010

Music by Alex North

6:00 Viva Zapata! (1952) Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthiny Quinn. Dir: Elia Kazan.

Fox. BW-113 min P

8:00 Go Man Go (1954) Dane Clark, Sidney Poitier, Pat Breslin. Dir: James Wong Howe. UA.

BW-83 min P

9:30 The Children's Hour (1961) Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner. Dir:

Wiliam Wyler. UA. B-107 min p/s

11:30 The Member of the Wedding (1953) Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, Brandon de Wilde.

Dir: Fred Zinneman. Columbia. BW-91 min p/s

1:15 The Rainmaker (1956) Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey. Dir:

Joseph Anthony. Paramount. C-121 min p/s

3:30 A Streetcar Named Desire (1952) Vivian Leigh, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden. Dir:

Elia Kazan. Warner Bros. BW-125 min p/s

5:45 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George

Segal. Dir: Mike Nichols. Warner Bros. BW-131 min p/s

 

Directed by Richard Lester

THE ESSENTIALS

8:00 A Hard Day's Night (1964) John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo

Starr. Dir: Richard Lester. UA. BW-85 min p/s

9:45 Petulia (1968) George C Scott, Julie Christie, Richard Chamberlain. Dir: Richard

Lester. Warner Bros. C-105 min. P

11:45 The Mouse on the Moon (1963) Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins.

Dir: Richard Lester. UA. C-85 min. p/s

1:15 The Knack (and How to Get It) (1965) Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael

Crawford. Dir: Richard Lester. UA. BW-84 min p/s

2:45 Cuba (1979) Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Chris Sarandon. Dir: Richard Lester. UA. C

-109 min. p/s

4:45 Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (aka It's Trad, Dad!) (1962) Helen Shapiro, Craig Douglas.

Dir: Richard Lester. Columbia. BW-78 min. p/s

 

NOTES FOR RDMTIMP

 

Most of the schedule is self explanatory. Since this was my first time, my organization was fairly simple. Daytime were usually built around birthdays.

 

Sunday - Both Mark Robson and Hope Lange have birthdays today. Both Sunday Silents are also based on Edith Wharton novels.

Monday - Busby Berkeley's birthday; also the anniversary of George Harrison's death, which prompts an evening of films he exec produced (and quite a group, that)

Tuesday - Virginia Mayo's birthday, and Paul Newman is my SOTM (I was amazed that he hasn't been SOTM yet - I imagine that will be rectified soon).

Wednesday - Woody Allen's birthday, and my On The Town spotlight - Vienna. We'll go from Strauss waltzes to Cotton and Welles, with a modern day meet-cute, and even some kink to round things off.

Thursday - Warren William by day; and Preston Sturges the writer by night (hoping against hope that a print exists of The Power and the Glory).

Friday - Korngold's music; and (since I live in Phoenix) a bit of old Arizona. For Underground, some Antonioni, and since Pink Floyd's music features in Zabriskie Point, I figured some live Floyd from Pompei would fit the bill.

Saturday - another composer spotlight (Alex North); and a salute to Richard Lester (including the truly essential A Hard Day's Night).

 

Premieres:

The Best of Everything

The Power and the Glory

Harper

Before Sunrise

Time Bandits

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Petulia

Mona Lisa

Monty Python's Life of Brian

The Night Porter

Never Say Die

Viva Zapata

Go Man Go

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*LonesomePoleCat's Schedule and Notes*

 

 

*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 Corsau*t (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 T*he Lavender Hill Mob* (1951) Alec Guinness & Stanley Holloway, dir Charles Crichton 81min Ealing (p/s)

 

*Coronations*

4:15am T*he 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 Y*ou 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 T*he 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 T*he 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 T*he 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

 

 

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!

 

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!

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*Capuchin's Schedule and Notes*

 

Week of 2 Jan 11 to 8 Jan 11

 

Sunday -- 2

Movies are for the Birds

6:00am *To Kill A Mockingbird* (1962) Gregory Peck, dir: Robert Mulligan, Brentwood, 129, p/s

 

8:15am *Birdman Of Alcatraz* (1962) Burt Lancaster, dir: John Frankenheimer, UA, 149, p/s

 

10:45 am *Bird of Paradise* (1932) Dolores del Rio, dir: King Vidor, RKO, 80

 

12:15pm *The Black Bird* (1926) Lon Chaney, dir: Tod Browning, MGM, 70, p/s

 

1:30pm *Watch The Birdie* (1950) Red Skelton, dir: Jack Donohue, MGM, 71

 

2:45pm *The Firebird* (1934) Ricardo Cortez, dir: WilliamDieterle,WB, 74

 

4:00pm *The Birds* (1963) Tippi Hedren, dir: Alfred Hitchcock,Universal, 119. p/s

 

6:00pm *Sweet Bird Of Youth* (1962) Paul Newman, dir: Richard Brooks, MGM, 120

 

Evening --

Also-Starring Charactor Actor Harold Goodwin

8:00pm *Dirigible* (1931) Fay Wray, dir: Frank Capra, Columbia, 100, p/s

 

9:45pm *Union Pacific* (1939) Joel McCrea, dir: Cecil B. DeMille, Paramount, 135, p/s

 

Silent Sunday Night

Midnight T*he Vanishing American* (1925) Richard Dix dir: George B. Seitz, FP, 110 mins.

 

Import

2:00 AM *Napoleon* (1927) Albert Dieudonne, dir: Abel Gance, Abel Gance Films, 235

 

Monday -- 3

Doctors are people, too

6:00am *Johnny Belinda* (1948) Jane Wyman, dir: Jean Negulesco, WB, 102

 

7:45am *Panic In The Streets* (1950) Richard Widmark, dir: Elia Kazan, Fox, 96, PD

 

9:30am *Guess Who's Coming to Dinner* (1967) Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, dir: Stanley Kramer, Columbia, 108, p/s

 

11:30am T*he Man Who Knew Too Much* (1956) James Stewart, Doris Day, dir: Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount, 120, p/s

 

1:30pm *The Greatest Show on Earth* (1952) James Stewart, Betty Hutton, dir: Cecil B. DeMille, Paramount, 152, p/s

 

4:15pm *Dark Victory* (1939) Bette Davis, dir: Edmund Goulding, WB, 104

 

6:00pm *Spellbound* (1945) Ingrid Bergman, dir: Alfred Hitchcock, Vanguard, 118, p/s

 

Evening --

Star Of The Month and Birthday Tribute: Ray Milland

8:00pm *The Lost Weekend* (1945) Jane Wyman, dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount, 100, p/s

 

9:45pm *Dial M For Murder* (1954) Grace Kelly, dir: Alfred Hitchcock, WB, 105, p/s

 

11:30pm *The Gilded Lily* (1935) Claudette Colbert, dir: Wesley Ruggles, Paramount, 80, P

 

1:00am *The Uninvited* (1944) Ruth Hussey dir: Lewis Allen, Paramount, 99,p/s

 

2:45am *A Woman of Distinction* (1950) Rosalind Russell, dir: Ed Buzzell, Columbia, 85, p/s

 

4:14am *The Major and the Minor* (1942) Ginger Rogers dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount, 100, p/s

 

Tuesday -- 4

Elementals

6:00am *Duel In The Sun* (1946) Jennifer Jones, dir: King Vidor, Vanguard, 144, p/s

 

8:30am *Garden Of The Moon* (1938) Margaret Lindsay, dir: Busby Berkeley, WB, 94

 

10:15am *Sky Murder* (1940) Walter Pidgeon, dir: George B. Seitz, MGM, 72

 

11:30am *Stars In My Crown* (1950) Joel McCrea, dir: Jacques Tourneur, MGM, 89

 

1:00pm *Fog Over Frisco* (1934) Bette Davis, dir: William Dieterle, WB, 68

 

2:15pm *The Wind And The Lion* (1975) Sean Connery, dir: John Milius, MGM, 119

 

4:15pm *The Snows Of Kilimanjaro* (1952) Gregory Peck, dir: Henry King, Fox, 114, p/s

 

6:15pm *Singin' In The Rain* (1952) Gene Kelly, dir: Stanley Donen, MGM, 103

 

Evening --

Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?

8:pm *The Devil and Daniel Webster* (1941), Walter Huston, dir: W. Dieterle, WDP, 112, p/s

 

10:00pm *The Devil and Miss Jones* (1941) Jean Arthur, dir: Sam Wood, RKO, 92

 

11:45pm *The Devil's Brother* (1933) Laurel & Hardy, dir: Hal Roach, MGM, 90

 

1:15am *The Devil's Disciple* (1959) Burt Lancaster, dir: Guy Hamilton, UA, 83, p/s

 

2:45am *The Devil's Circus* (1926) Norma Shearer, dir: Benjamin Christensen, MGM, 70

 

4:00am *Flesh And The Devil* (1926) Greta Garbo, dir: Clarence Brown, MGM, 113

 

Wednesday -- 5

No Sequels for these Main Characters

6:00am *Camille* (1936) Greta Garbo, dir: George Cukor, MGM,109

 

8:00am *Leave Her to Heaven* (1946) Gene Tierney, dir: John M. Stahl, Fox, 110, p/s

 

10:00am *Sunset Boulevard* (1950) William Holden, dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount, 110, p/s

 

Noon *White Heat* (1949) James Cagney, dir: Virginia Mayo, WB, 114, p/s

 

2:00pm *The Treasure of the Sierra Madre* (1948) Humphrey Bogart, dir: John Huston, WB, 126

 

4:15pm *High Sierra* (1941) Humphrey Bogart, dir: Raoul Walsh, WB, 100

 

6:00pm *Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid* (1969) Paul Newman, Robert Redford, dir: George Roy Hill, Campanile, 110, p/s

 

7:50pm *The Haunted Mouse* (1941) dir: Tex Avery, WB, 6

 

Evening --

I Can't Even Kill Myself

8:00pm *I'll Cry Tomorrow* (1955) Susan Hayward, dir: Daniel Mann, MGM, 119

 

10:00pm T*he Man Who Shot Liberty Valance* (1962) James Stewart, John Wayne, dir: John Ford, Paramount, 123, p/s

 

12:15am *Sabrina* (1954) Audrey Hepburn, dir: Billy Wilder Paramount, 112, p/s

 

2:15am *The Apartment* (1960) ShirleyMacLaine, dir: Billy Wilder, UA, 125, p/s

 

4:30am *The Man Who Played God* (1932) George Arliss, dir: John G. Adolfi, WB, 80

 

Thursday -- 6

August Birthday Victim #1 -- Cecil Kellaway (22 August)

6:00am T*he Cockeyed Miracle* (1946) Frank Morgan, dir: S. Sylvan Simon, MGM, 82

 

7:30am *Harvey* (1950) James Stewart, dir: Henry Koster, Universal, 104, p/s

 

9:15am *I Married A Witch* (1942) Fredric March, dir: Rene Clair, UAP, 82, p/s

 

10:45am *The Reformer And The Redhead* (1950) Dick Powell, dir: Norman Panama, MGM, 90

 

12:15pm *We Are Not Alone* (1939) Paul Muni, dir: Edmund Goulding, WB, 112

 

2:15pm *The Postman Always Rings Twice* (1946) Lana Turner, dir: Tay Garnett, MGM, 113

 

4:15pm *Wuthering Heights* (1939) Merle Oberon, dir: William Wyler, SG, 104, p/s

 

6:00pm *Kim* (1950) Errol Flynn, dir: Victor Saville, MGM, 113,

 

Evening --

Favorite Movies?

8:00pm *My Favorite Year* (1982) Peter O'Toole, dir: Richard Benjamin MGM, 92

 

9:35pm *My Favorite Duck* (1942) dir: Chuck Jones, WB, 7

 

9:45pm *My Favorite Spy* (1951), Hedy Lamarr, dir: Norman Z. McLeod, Paramount, 93, p/s

 

11:30pm *My Favorite Spy* (1942) Kay Kyser, dir: Tay Garnett, RKO, 86

 

1:00am *My Favorite Brunette* (1947) Dorothy Lamour, dir: Elliott Nugent, Hope Ent, 86, p/s

 

2:30am *My Favorite Wife* (1940) Cary Grant, dir: Garson Kanin, RKO, 88

 

4:00am *Man's Favorite Sport?* (1964) Rock Hudson, dir: Howard Hawks, GP, 120, p/s

 

Friday -- 7

August Birthday Victim #2 -- Joan Blondell (30 August)

6:00am *The Corpse Came C.O.D*. (1947) George Brent, dir: Henry Levin, Columbia, 87, p/s

 

7:30am *Topper Returns* (1941) Roland Young, dir: Roy Del Ruth, Roach, 87, p/s

 

9:00am *Bullets Or Ballots* (1936) Edward G. Robinson, dir: William Keighley, WB, 82

 

10:30am T*he King And The Chorus Girl* (1937) Fernand Gravet, dir: Mervyn LeRoy, WB, 94

 

12:15pm *He Was Her Man* (1934) James Cagney, dir: Lloyd Bacon, WB, 70

 

1:30pm *The Crowd Roars* (1932) James Cagney, dir: Howard Hawks, WB, 70

 

2:45pm *Two Girls On Broadway* (1940) George Murphy, dir: S. Sylvan Simon, MGM, 73

 

4:00pm *Off The Record* (1939) Pat O'Brien, dir: James Flood, WB 71

 

5:15pm *Union Depot* (1932) Douglas Fairbanks Jr, dir: Alfred E. Green, WB, 67

 

6:30pm *There's Always a Woman* (1938) Melvyn Douglas, dir: A. Hall, Columbia, 81, p/s

 

Evening --

Inferiority Complex?

8:00pm *My Name Is Nobody* (1974) Terence Hill, dir: Tonino Valerii, Rafran, 117, p/s

 

10:00pm *Madame X* (1966) Lana Turner, dir: David Lowell Rich, Eltee, 100, p/s

 

11:45pm *Little Miss Nobody* (1933) Winna Winifried, dir: John Daumery, WB, 52

 

12:45am The Great Mr. Nobody (1941) Eddie Albert, dir: Benjamin Stoloff, WB, 71

 

Underground

2:00am *The Mysterious Mr. M* (1946) Edmund MacDonald, Pamela Blake, Danny Morton, dir: Lewis D. Collins, Universal, 227, 13 Episodes, all premieres

 

Saturday -- 8

Bowery -- Dead End -- Brooklyn

 

6:00am *Boys of the City* (1940) Leo Gorcey, dir: Joseph Lewis, Four Bells, 62, PD

 

7:15am *Smart Alecks* (1942) Leo Gorcey, dir: Wallace Fox, Banner, 66, PD

 

8:30am *Mr. Wise Guy* (1942) Leo Gorcey, dir: William Nigh, Banner, 70, PD

 

9:45am *Dead End* (1937) Joel McCrea, dir: William Wyler, SG, 92, p/s

 

Brooklyn

11:30am *Whistling In Brooklyn* (1943) Red Skelton, dir: S. Sylvan Simon, MGM, 87

 

1:00pm *Anchors Aweigh* (1945) Gene Kelly, dir: George Sidney, MGM, 143

 

3:30pm *The McGuerins From Brooklyn* (1942) William Bendix, dir: Neumann, Roach, 45, p/s

 

4:15pm *Libeled Lady* (1936) Jean Harlow, dir: Jack Conway, MGM, 98

 

6:00pm *On The Waterfront* (1954) Marlon Brando, dir: Elia Kazan, Columbia, 108, p/s

 

Evening --

Winton C. Hoch -- Cinematographer

Essentials

8:00pm *Joan of Arc* (1948) Ingrid Bergman, dir: Victor Fleming, RKO, 145

 

10:30pm *The Quiet Man* (1952) John Wayne, dir: John Ford, Argosy, 129, p/s

 

12:45am *She Wore A Yellow Ribbon* (1949) John Wayne, dir: John Ford, RKO, 104

 

2:30am *The Searchers* (1956) John Wayne, dir: John Ford, Whitney, 119, P

 

4:30am *So Dear to My Heart* (1948) Burl Ives, dir: Harold D. Schuster, RKO, 79

 

Premieres --

*The Searchers* (1956)

*The Gilded Lily* (1935)

*The Mysterious Mr. M* (1946) -- 13 Episodes count as 13 premieres.

 

Capuchin's Programming Notes --

 

Not much to say, really. The themes are self-explanatory, and I didn't pick any movies far out of the mainstream.

 

I think Ray Milland is an obvious choice for SOTM. He's been slighted far too long.

 

Harold Goodwin is an overlooked character actor who deserves more recognition.

 

Joan Blondell definitely deserves a tribute but has one of those unfortunate August birthdays so she never gets one.

 

Cecil Kellaway is another great character actor and also has one of those benighted August birthdays.

 

I used 13 of the premieres to show a Universal serial in the Underground slot. Why? Just because I could. (smiley)

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*countessdelave's Schedule and Notes.*

 

 

*TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE # 16*

 

*SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011*

 

*A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE A MELODY*

*Glorifying the Ziegfeld Girl*

 

*6:00 am Glorifying the American Girl* (1929)

starring Mary Eaton, Helen Morgan. Paramount, 86 minutes. p/s.

*7:30 am Blondie of the Follies* (1932)

starring Marion Davies, Billie Dove. MGM, 91 minutes.

*9:15 am Little Miss Marker* (1934)

starring Dorothy Dell, Shirley Temple, Adolph Menjou. Paramount, 79 minutes. p/s.

*10:45 am Melody Cruise* (1933)

starring Greta Nissen, Phil Harris. RKO, 76 minutes.

*Short: Hollywood Goes To Town* (1938)

starring Fanny Brice. MGM, 9 minutes.

*12:15 pm The Singing Kid* (1936)

starring Claire Dodd, Al Jolson, Sybil Jason. 1st Nat?l, 85 minutes minutes.

*1:45 pm Beloved Brat* (1938)

starring Delores Costello, Bonita Granville. 1st Nat?l, 62 minutes.

*3:00 pm Ball of Fire* (1941)

starring Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper. Goldwyn, 111 minutes.

*5:00 pm The Crystal Ball* (1943)

starring Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland. Paramount, 81 minutes. Premiere.

*6:30 pm International House* (1933)

starring Peggy Hopkins Joyce, W.C. Fields. Paramount, 70 minutes. p/s.

*Short: Roseland* (1930)

Starring Ruth Etting. Vitaphone, 13 minutes.

*8:00 pm Whoopee* (1930)

starring Eleanor Hunt, Ethel Shutta, Eddie Cantor. Goldwyn, 93 minutes. Premiere.

 

*Megastar: Marilyn Miller*

 

*9:45 pm Sally* (1929)

starring Marilyn Miller, Joe E. Brown, Alexander Gray. 1st Nat?l, 103 minutes.

*SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS*

 

*11:45 pm Kid Boots* (1926)

starring Billie Dove, Eddie Cantor, Clara Bow. Paramount, 77 minutes. p/s.

*TCM IMPORTS*

*1:15 am Diary of a Lost Girl* (1929)

starring Louise Brooks. Pabst Film, 79 minutes.

 

*2:45 am Piccadilly* (1929)

starring Gilda Gray, Anna May Wong. BIP, 109 minutes. p/s.

*4:45 am Rebound* (1931)

starring Ina Claire, Myrna Loy. RKO, 88 minutes.

 

*MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011*

 

*6:15 am Bachelor Apartment* (1931)

starring Mae Murray, Claudia Dell, Irene Dunne, Lowell Sherman. RKO, 72 minutes.

 

*FRIENDS OF PRINCE ALY KHAN CELEBRATE HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY*

 

*7:30 am Boys Night Out* (1962)

starring Kim Novak, James Garner. MGM, 115 minutes.

*9:30 am Pal Joey* (1957)

starring Kim Novak, Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly. Columbia, 111 Minutes. p/s.

*11:30 am Criss Cross* (1949)

starring Yvonne DeCarlo, Burt Lancaster. Universal, 88 Minutes. p/s.

*1:00 pm Leave Her To Heaven* (1945)

starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde. TCF, 111 Minutes. p/s.

*3:00 pm That Wonderful Urge* (1948)

starring Gene Tierney, Tyrone Power. TCF, 82 Minutes. p/s.

*4:30 pm Letter From an Unknown Woman* (1948)

starring Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan. Universal, 86 Minutes. p/s.

*6:00 pm Tales of Manhattan* (1942)

starring Rita Hayworth, Charles Boyer, Edward G. Robinson, Charles Laughton. TCF, 118 Minutes. Premiere.

 

*TOP OF THE TOWN*

 

*8:00 pm Top of the Town* (1937)

starring George Murphy, Doris Nolan, Gertrude Niesen, Joyce Compton. Universal, 86 Minutes. Premiere.

*9:30 pm Madame Satan* (1930)

starring Kay Johnson, Lillian Roth, Roland Young. MGM, 94 Minutes.

*11:30 pm Skyscraper Souls* (1932)

starring Warren William, Maureen O?Sullivan, Anita Page. MGM, 99 Minutes.

*1:15 am Love Affair* (1939)

starring Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer. RKO, 87 Minutes.

*2:45 am King Kong* (1933)

starring Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray. RKO, 104 Minutes.

4:30 am Fail-Safe (1964)

starring Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau. Columbia, 111 minutes. p/s.

 

*TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011*

 

*HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO UKULELE IKE*

 

*6:30 am Sidewalks of New York* (1931)

starring Buster Keaton, Cliff Edwards, Anita Page. MGM, 71 minutes

*7:45 am Montana Moon* (1930)

starring Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Cliff Edwards. MGM, 90 Minutes.

*9:15 am Good News* (1930)

starring Penny Singleton, Cliff Edwards. MGM, 90 Minutes.

*10:45 am Stepping Out* (1931)

starring Charlotte Greenwood, Leila Hyams, Cliff Edwards. MGM, 73 Minutes.

*12:00 pm Hollywood Revue of 1929* (1929)

starring Cliff Edwards, Joan Crawford, John Gilbert. MGM, 118 Minutes.

2*:00 pm The Women Men Marry* (1937)

starring George Murphy, Josephine Hutchinson, Cliff Edwards. MGM, 61 minutes.

*Short: Cliff Edwards & His Buckaroos* (1941)

starring Cliff Edwards. Vitaphone, 10 minutes.

*3:15 pm They Gave Him a Gun* (1937)

starring Spencer Tracy, Franchot Tone, Cliff Edwards. MGM, 94 Minutes.

*5:00 pm Saratoga* (1937)

starring Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Cliff Edwards. MGM, 94 minutes.

*6:45 pm Millionaires in Prison* (1940)

starring Lee Tracy, Linda Hayes, Cliff Edwards. RKO, 64 minutes.

 

*WISECRACKERS & HOT SHOTS*

 

*8:00 pm Blessed Event* (1932)

starring Lee Tracy, Mary Brian. WB, 82 Minutes.

*9:30 pm One in a Million* (1936)

starring Arline Judge, Sonja Henie, Adolph Menjou, Don Ameche. TCF, 95 minutes. Premiere.

*11:15 pm His Girl Friday* (1940)

starring Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant, Cliff Edwards. Columbia, 92 minutes. p/s.

*1:00 am Stage Door* (1937)

starring Ginger Rogers, Eve Arden, Katherine Hepburn. RKO, 92 Minutes.

*2:45 am The Front Page* (1931)

starring Pat O?Brien, Mary Brian, Adolph Menjou. UA, 101 Minutes. p/s.

*4:30 am The Show-Off* (1934)

starring Spencer Tracy, Madge Evans. MGM, 77 minutes.

 

*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011*

 

*NANCY WITH THE LAUGHING, CRYING, FROWNING, SMILING FACE*

 

*6:00 am Speedway* (1968)

starring Nancy Sinatra, Elvis Presley. MGM, 94 Minutes.

*7:45 am Jason and the Argonauts* (1963)

starring Nancy Kovack, Gene Raymond. Columbia, 104 Minutes. p/s.

*9:30 am The World of Suzie Wong* (1961)

starring Nancy Kwan, William Holden. Paramount, 127 Minutes. p/s.

*11:45 am Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man* (1951)

starring Nancy Guild, Abbott & Costello. Universal, 82 Minutes. p/s.

*1:15 pm Hellcats of the Navy* (1951)

starring Nancy Davis, Ronald Reagan. Columbia, 81 Minutes. p/s.

*2:45 pm The Bad Seed* (1955)

starring Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack. WB, 129 Minutes. p/s.

*5:00 pm The Millerson Case* (1947)

starring Nancy Saunders, Warner Baxter. Columbia, 71 Minutes. p/s.

*6:15 pm Best Foot Forward* (1943)

starring Nancy Walker, Lucille Ball, June Allyson. MGM, 95 Minutes.

 

*STAR OF THE MONTH: NANCY CARROLL*

 

*8:00 pm The Devil?s Holiday* (1930)

starring Nancy Carroll, Phillip Holmes. Paramount, 80 Minutes. Premiere.

*9:30 pm Laughter* (1930)

starring Nancy Carroll, Frederic March. Paramount, 85 minutes. Premiere.

*11:00 pm Follow Thru* (1930)

starring Nancy Carroll, Buddy Rogers, Jack Haley. Paramount, 92 Minutes. Premiere.

*Short: Pirate Party on Catalina* (1935)

Starring Buddy Rogers, Marion Davies. MGM, 19 minutes.

*1:00 am Paramount on Parade* (1930)

starring Nancy Carroll, Maurice Chevalier, Clara Bow, Buddy Rogers. 102 minutes. Premiere.

 

*CHARLES ?BUDDY? ROGERS*

 

*2:45 am Old Man Rhythm* (1935)

starring Buddy Rogers, Betty Grable. RKO, 75 Minutes.

*4:15 am Mexican Spitfire at Sea* (1942)

starring Buddy Rogers, Lupe Velez. RKO, 76 minutes.

 

*Short: The House in the Middle* (1954)

National Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up Bureau, 13 minutes. p/d.

 

*THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011*

 

*OUT DAMN SPOT!*

 

*6:00 am Marnie* (1964)

starring Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker. Universal, 110 Minutes. p/s.

*8:00 am I Remember Mama* (1948)

starring Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes. RKO, 134 minutes.

*10:15 am Carnegie Hall* (1947)

starring Marsha Hunt, Frank McHugh. UA, 135 Minutes. p/s.

*12:30 pm Dead Men Don?t Wear Plaid* (1982)

starring Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner. Universal, 88 Minutes. p/s.

*2:00 pm Presenting Lily Mars* (1943)

starring Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Connie Gilchrist. MGM, 104 Minutes.

*3:45 pm A Christmas Carol* (1951)

starring Alistair Sim, Kathleen Harrison. UA, 86 Minutes. p/s.

*5:15 pm Seven Days Leave* (1930)

starring Gary Cooper, Beryl Mercer. Paramount, 80 Minutes. Premiere.

*6:45 pm Three Girls About Town* (1941)

starring Joan Blondell, Binnie Barnes, Janet Blair. Columbia, 72 Minutes. p/s.

 

*WHICH TWIN HAS THE TONIEST ADDRESS?*

 

*8:00 pm The Corsican Brothers* (1941)

starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ruth Warrick. UA, 111 Minutes. p/s.

*10:00 pm A Stolen Life* (1946)

starring Bette Davis, Glenn Ford. WB, 109 Minutes.

*12:00 am The Prince and the Pauper* (1937)

starring Errol Flynn, Claude Rains. WB, 118 Minutes.

*2:00 am The Palm Beach Story* (1942)

starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor. Paramount, 88 Minutes. p/s.

*3:30 am The Great Dictator* (1940)

starring Charle Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie. UA, 127 Minutes. p/s.

 

*Short: Czechoslavakia on Parade* (1938)

*Traveltalks*, MGM, 10 minutes.

 

*FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011*

 

*CZECHMATES*

 

*6:00 am Jubilee Trail* (1954)

starring Vera Hruba Ralston, Forest Tucker, Joan Leslie. Republic, 102 Minutes. p/s.

*7:45 am Two Smart People* (1946)

starring Lucille Ball, Hugo Haas, John Hodiak. MGM, 92 Minutes.

*9:30 am Merton of the Movies* (1947)

starring Red Skelton, Gloria Grahame, Hugo Haas.. MGM, 82 Minutes.

*11:00 am Born To Be Loved* (1959)

starring Hugo Haas, Vera Vague. Universal, 82 Minutes. Premiere.

*12:30 pm Man of Two Worlds* (1934)

starring Francis Lederer, Elissa Landi. RKO, 92 Minutes.

*Short: Starlit Days at the Lido* (1935)

Starring Francis Lederer, Clark Gable, Constance Bennett. MGM, 19 minutes.

*2:30 pm Midnight* (1939)

starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Francis Lederer. Paramount, 94 Minutes. p/s.

4:15 pm The Seventh Veil (1945)

starring Ann Todd, James Mason, Herbert Lom. General Films, 94 Minutes. p/s.

*6:00 pm Gambit* (1966)

starring Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom. Universal, 109 Minutes. p/s.

 

*RAISE THE DOORWAY: HERE COMES THE BIG HAIR*

 

*8:00 pm Blond Venus* (1932)

starring Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant. Paramount, 85 Minutes. Premiere.

*9:30 pm Marie Antoinette* (1938)

starring Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power. MGM, 157 Minutes.

*12:15 am Coffy* (1973)

starring Pam Grier. AIP, 91 Minutes. p/s.

 

*TCM UNDERGROUND*

 

*2:00 am Ben* (1972)

starring Joseph Campanella, Arthur O?Connell. Bing Crosby Productions, 94 Minutes.

 

*3:45 am King Rat* (1965)

starring George Segal, Tom Courtenay. Columbia, 134 Minutes. p/s.

 

*SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011*

 

*THE DOROTHY PROVINE MEMORIAL SCHOOL FOR FLAPPERS*

 

*6:00 am Singin? in the Rain* (1952)

starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O?Connor. MGM, 103 Minutes.

*7:45 am Love Me or Leave Me* (1955)

starring Doris Day, James Cagney. MGM, 122 Minutes.

*10:00 am Gentlemen Marry Brunettes* (1955)

starring Jane Russell, Jeanne Crain. UA, 99 Minutes. p/s.

*11:45 am The Yellow Rolls Royce* (1964)

starring George C. Scott, Shirley MacLaine, Rex Harrison, Ingrid Bergman. MGM, 122 Minutes.

*2:00 pm The Best Things in Life Are Free* (1956)

starring Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Sheree North. TCF, 104 Minutes. Premiere.

*3:45 pm Tea For Two* (1950)

starring Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson. WB, 98 Minutes. p/s.

*5:30 pm The Helen Morgan Story* (1957)

starring Ann Blyth, Paul Newman. WB, 127 minutes. Premiere.

 

*Short: The Ingenues, ?The Band Beautiful?* (1928)

Vitaphone, 10 minutes.

 

*THE ESSENTIALS*

 

*8:00 pm It* (1927)

starring Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, Gary Cooper. Paramount, 72 Minutes. Premiere.

 

*IT?S-IT*

 

*9:30 pm It All Came True* (1940)

starring Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Jeffrey Lynn. WB, 97 Minutes.

*11:15 pm It?s a Wonderful World* (1939)

starring Claudette Colbert, James Stewart. MGM, 86 Minutes.

*12:45 am It Happened at the World?s Fair* (1963)

starring Elvis Presley, Joan O?Brien, Kurt Russell. MGM, 106 Minutes.

*2:45 am It?s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World* (1963)

starring Dorothy Provine, Spencer Tracy, Jonathan Winters. UA, 192 Minutes.

 

*Programming Notes: Challenge #16*

*Week of June 12-18, 2011*

 

*Sunday.* Sunday?s all day and night theme is ?A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody?, Glorifying the Ziegfeld Girl. I thought that I knew who many of the Ziegfeld girls (who made it into film) were but there were many surprises. Claire Dodd? Iris Adrian? Adrienne Ames? I couldn?t even begin to program this theme with each and every one, but I did try to schedule a few films, which also featured Ziegfeld stars like Eddie Cantor. Robert Osborne gets to introduce film versions of three of Ziegfeld?s shows: *Whoopee,* Sally and *Kid Boots* (Silent Sunday Night). The TCM Import is *Diary of a Lost Girl*, with Louise Brooks, another Ziegfeld alumna. *Bachelor Apartment* ends this theme. I listed the Ziegfeld Girl first in the cast (even if she wasn?t the star of the film). I tried to do a similar thing with a few of my themes throughout the week.

 

*Monday.* Some of Prince Aly Khan?s famous lovers celebrate his birthday. Only Rita Hayworth actually married him. I premiere *Tales of Manhattan*, which leads into my On the Town theme, which is *?Top of the Town?* (above New York City). I premiere a film by the very same title: *Top of the Town*, a colossal, expensive flop in its day. It does have some great music and an unbelievable four-story nightclub, dreamed up by production designer, John Harkrider. This was Universal?s competition to the fabulous nightclubs in *Swing Time*. In fact, Harkrider designed the Silver Sandal nightclub in *Swing Time* (as well as many costumes and sets for Ziegfeld shows).

 

*Tuesday.* It?s a birthday tribute to Cliff ?Ukulele Ike? Edwards. I start the day with *Sidewalks of New York* and end this tribute with Millionaires in Prison, starring wise guy, Lee Tracy. This sets up an evening devoted to ?Wisecrackers and Hot Shots?. There is a premiere of *One in a Million*, with the underrated Arline Judge.

 

*Wednesday.* ?Nancy with the Laughing, Crying, Frowning, Smiling Face? is a day spent with actresses named Nancy. Nancy Sinatra?s *Speedway* seemed a natural choice to lead off the theme.

 

My Star of the Month is Nancy Carroll, the charming redhead, who entranced moviegoers in the 20s and 30s. Every film is a premiere and you even get to see Nancy in color, in *Follow Thru*. Technically, this is the third Wednesday (of five) of the month. There actually are enough Nancy Carroll films to last the month. Frequent co-star, Buddy Rogers, ends the day.

 

*Thursday.* ?Out Damn Spot!? is my tribute to charwomen and cleaning ladies in film.

 

?Which Twin Has the Toniest Address?? is based upon the old tv commercials and ads for Toni home permanents. ?Which Twin Has the Toni?? was one of the most memorable ad campaigns of my childhood.

 

*Friday.* ?Czechmates? is a nod to Czech-born actors and actresses.

 

?Raise the Doorway: Here Comes the Big Hair? is self explanatory and there is a premiere of Blonde Venus.

 

TCM Underground premieres *Ben,* which was a sequel to Willard. Most of us are more likely to remember the Michael Jackson song than the movie. I found it interesting that the film was produced by Bing Crosby Productions. Hmmm?

One good rat film deserves another.

 

*Saturday*. Does anyone remember Dorothy Provine in the tv series: The Roaring Twenties ? Well, I do. Dorothy did more to perpetuate the stereotyped ?flapper? image of the gal in a short fringe dress, feather boa, headband and long cigarette holder. Before the series, there were films that were just as inaccurate. "The Dorothy Provine Memorial School For Flappers" is my tribute to those films and their costume and hair-style faux pas.

In all fairness, many of these films got it half right and are incredibly good films.

It is also a tribute to Dorothy, who recently passed away.

 

*It* seemed the natural conclusion as this week?s Essential. Clara Bow in her glory days.

 

?It?s?It? is not only a famous San Francisco ice cream treat but it gives the title of the theme for the evening?s schedule. Lastly, I scheduled *It?s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World* with Dorothy Provine.

 

*Premieres-15*

 

*The Crystal Ball*

*Whoopee*

*Tales of Manhattan*

*Top of the Town*

*One in a Million*

*The Devil?s Holiday*

*Laughter*

*Follow Thru*

*Paramount on Parade*

*Seven Days Leave*

*Born to be Loved*

*Blonde Venus*

*The Best Things in Life Are Free*

*The Helen Morgan Story*

*It*

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*fedya's Schedule and Notes*

 

 

MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2011

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

 

0600 *Of Human Bondage* (1934, RKO, 83 min)

 

The Clapper

 

0730 *Thousands Cheer* (1943, MGM, 125 min)

0945 *Cheers For Miss Bishop* (1941, UA, 95 min, p/s)

1130 *Applause* (1929, Paramount, 80 min) PREMIERE #1

 

Geico

 

1300 *One Million BC* (1940, Hal Roach, 80 min, p/s)

1430 *Peeping Tom* (1960, Michael Powell, 101 min, p/s)

1615 *The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex* (1939, WB, 106 min)

1815 *Separate Tables* (1958, UA, 100 min, p/s)

 

Ron Popeil's GHC (Great Hair in a Can)

 

2000 *The Brothers Karamazov* (1958, p/s, 146 min)

2230 *Hair* (1979, 121 min, p/s)

0045 *La passion de Jeanne d'Arc* (1928, France, 114 min, p/s) SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS

0245 *The Burmese Harp* (1956, Japan, 116 min) TCM IMPORTS

0445 *Mad Love* (1935, MGM, 68 min)

 

MONDAY, MARCH 28

 

Vince Shlomi vs. Billy Mays

 

Slap chop

 

0600 *He Who Gets Slapped* (1924, MGM, 71 min)

0715 *Pork Chop Hill* (1959, UA, 97 min, p/s)

 

Sham Wow!

 

0900 Professional Sweetheart (1933, RKO, 73 min)

1015 *The Rag Man* (1925, MGM, 68 min)

 

Kaboom

 

1130 *Sabotage* (1936, Gaumont, 76 min, p/s)

1300 *Village of the Damned* (1960, MGM, 77 min)

1430 *Juggernaut* (1974, UA, 109 min, p/s)

 

Orange Glo

 

1630 *It's a Gift* (1934, Paramount, 68 min, p/s)

1745 *M* (1931, Nero, 111 min p/s)

 

1937 *Now Playing: April 2011* (22 min)

 

ezcracker.com

 

2000 *The Egg and* I (1947, 108 min, p/s)

2200 *Cool Hand Luke* (1967, WB, 126 min, p/s)

 

Yoshi Blade

 

0015 *From Here to Eternity* (1953, Columbia, 118 min, p/s)

0230 *Blackmail* (1929, British International, 84 min, p/s)

0400 *Knife in the Wate*r (1962, Poland, 94 min, p/s)

Short: The Knife of the Party (1934, RKO, 20 min)

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

 

0600 *College Swing* (1938, Paramount, 86 min) PREMIERE #2

0730 *Girl Crazy* (1943, MGM, 99 min)

0915 *A Kiss Before Dying* (1956, UA, 94 min, p/s)

1100 *Take the High Ground* (1953, MGM, 101 min)

1245 *The Stranger* (1946, International, 95 min, p/s)

1430 *Hud* (1963, Paramount, 112 min, p/s)

1630 *You Can't Run Away From It* (1956, Columbia, 95 min, p/s) Get back into life with Depends, June Allyson

1815 *The French Line* (1953, RKO, 101 min) Playtex Cross Your Heart Bra (Jane Russell)

 

STAR OF THE MONTH: Soft Corinthian Leather (er, Ricardo Montalban)

 

2000 *Won Ton Ton, The Dog That Saved Hollywood* (1976, Paramount, 92 min) PREMIERE #3

2145 *The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad* (1988, 85 min, p/s)

2315 *Sweet Charity* (1969, Universal, 154 min, p/s)

0200 *The Singing Nun* (1966, MGM, 97 min)

Short: *The Great Heart* (1938, MGM, 11 min)

0400 *Madame X* (1966, Universal, 100 min, p/s)

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

 

Shake Weight

 

0600 *The White Sister* (1923, Inspiration, 143 min, p/s)

0830 *Penny Serenade* (1941, Columbia, 119 min)

1030 *Green Dolphin Street* (1947, MGM, 141 min)

 

Bowflex

 

1300 T*he Adventures of Robin Hood* (1938, WB, 102 min)

Short: *Cavalcade of Archery* (1946, WB, 8 min)

1500 *Love Crazy* (1941, MGM, 99 min)

1645 *The Mouse That Roared* (1959, p/s, 83 min)

1815 *Black Narcissus* (1947, The Archers, 100 min, p/s)

 

Get up and Snuggie!

 

2000 *The Robe* (1953, Fox, 135 min) PREMIERE #4

2230 *The Scarlet Coat* (1955, MGM, 101 min)

0015 *Beach Blanket Bingo* (1965, AIP, 98 min, p/s)

0200 *Tales of Manhattan* (1942, Fox, 127 min) PREMIERE #5

0415 *Track of the Cat* (1954, WB, 102 min, p/s)

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 31

 

eharmony.com

 

0600 *Pride and Prejudice* (1940, MGM, 118 min)

0800 *Hello, Dolly!* (1969, Fox, 146 min, p/s)

1030 *The Man Who Came to Dinner* (1942, MGM, 112 min)

1230 *The More the Merrier* (1943, Columbia, 104 min, p/s)

1415 *The Parent Trap* (1961, Disney, 129 min)

1630 *Yours, Mine, and Ours* (1968, Desilu, 111 min, p/s)

1830 *Sorry, Wrong Number* (1948, Paramount, 89 min, p/s)

 

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

 

2000 *The Only Game In Town* (1970, Fox, 113 min) PREMIERE #6

2200 *The George Raft Story* (1961, Allied Artists, 106 min) PREMIERE #7

0000 *Meet Me In Las Vegas* (1956, MGM, 112 min)

0200 *Ocean's Eleven* (1960, WB, 127 min, p/s)

0415 *711 Ocean Drive* (1950, Columbia, 102 min, p/s)

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 1

 

Home Oxygen 2 U

 

0600 *Green For Danger* (1946, Individual, 91 min, p/s)

0745 *Mildred Pierce* (1945, WB, 111 min)

0945 *The Wreck of the Mary Deare* (1959, MGM, 105 min)

1145 *Marooned* (1969, Columbia, 133 min) PREMIERE #8

1400 *From the Earth to the Moon* (1958, RKO, 101 min)

 

Liberty Medical diabetes testing supplies

 

Short: *They Live Again* (1938, MGM, 10 min)

 

1600 *Dr. Kildare's Strange Case* (1940, MGM, 77 min)

1730 *Some Came Running* (1958, 137 min, p/s)

 

Hoveround

 

2000 *What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?* (1962, WB, 132 min, p/s)

2230 *Kiss of Death* (1947, Fox, 97 min, p/s)

Short: *Miracle at Lourdes* (1939, MGM, 11 min)

0030 *Night Must Fall* (1937, MGM, 116 min)

 

TCM Underground: Dennis Hopper tribute

 

0230 *Panic in the City* (1968, Harold Goldman, 97 min)

0415 *Super Mario Bros.* (1993, Allied, 104 min)

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

 

Cash 4 Gold

 

0600 *Greed* (1924, MGM, 140 min)

0830 *Treasure of the Sierra Madre* (1948, WB, 126 min)

1045 *The Lavender Hill Mob* (1951, J. Arthur Rank, 81, p/s)

 

Life Call (I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!)

 

1215 *True Grit* (1969, Paramount, 128 min)

1430 *Captains Courageous* (1937, MGM, 115 min)

 

freecreditreport.com

 

1630 *Larceny Inc.* (1942, WB, 95 min)

1815 *For Pete's Sake* (1974, Columbia, 90 min)

Short: *The Grand Bounce* (1937, MGM, 11 min)

 

finallyfast.com

 

2000 *TCM Essentials: Desk Set* (1957, Fox, 103 min, p/s)

2200 *2001: A Space Odyssey* (1968, MGM, 141 min)

0030 *Westworld* (1973, 88 min, p/s)

0215 *The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes* (1969, Disney, 91 min, p/s)

0400 *Hot Millions* (1968, MGM, 106 min)

 

 

NOTES ON A SCHEDULE

 

On March 28, 2010, TCM shocked its viewers by airing -- an advertisement, specifically for a Toyota Yaris. I didn't see the advertisement, but when I read about it the next morning, my immediate thought was -- I know what my next Programming Challenge Schedule is going to be about! So, my schedule for Programming Challenge #16 has TCM honoring the first anniversary of that Yaris advertisement.

 

The schedule begins with the Bette Davis version of *Of Human Bondage.* What does that have to do with advertising? Well, the movie was set in Paris, and at the time of the movie, the Eiffel Tower was graced with an advertisement for Citro?n cars. (You can read a bit more about it at .) That Citro?n ad can in fact be seen in the opening of *Of Human Bondage*, when the opening credits have an establishing shot of Paris. See .

 

Most of the rest of the themes should be fairly obvious. If they're not, I have in most cases included a link to a Youtube clip of an appropriate commercial, at least when I could find the right commercial on Youtube. Sunday sees the infamous Clapper, followed by Geico insurance in its various forms. Geico has a bunch of ad campaigns going on. The first movie references the "so easy a caveman can do it" campaign, while the second honors that stack of money with the googly eyes, and the song "Somebody's Watching Me". The last two are a relatively oblique reference to the Geico gecko. One of the commercials has several Geico staffers discussing the gecko's accent in a staff meeting, with one suggesting he's British, while another thinks he's Australian. So, I've picked two movies that have Australian-born stars playing British characters: Errol Flynn as the Duke of Essex, and Rod Taylor as a medical student. (At least, I believe Taylor's character is British. I wanted to schedule *The VIPs*, but it turned out Rod Taylor's character in that is actually Australian, one of the rare times he actually played an Aussie.) The 24 hours starting Sunday in prime time reference three of the infomercials' great pitchmen. First is Ron Popeil, one of whose "inventions" is GHC, or "Great Hair in a Can". The night kicks off with bald Yul Brynner, who could certainly use GHC; followed by *Hair*; two people who get their heads shaved; and Peter Lorre in a bald skullcap.

 

The pitchmen on Monday are Vince Shlomi of Slap Chop (a device that chops foods for making salads and the like) and Sham Wow!, a chamois cloth, which was the basis for two movies about rags. (In *Professional Sweetheart*, Ginger Rogers' character hawks a cleaning rag on her radio show.) Billy Mays hawked many things, including the Kaboom and Orange Glo cleaners. My Kaboom theme has three movies with bombs, while Orange Glo has two movies with oranges being part of the plot. (In M, Peter Lorre meets one of his child victims at an orange stand.) Monday night has two food-related items. The EZ Cracker is a device for cracking eggs perfectly (and with an attachment, separating the white from the yolk). The Yoshi Blade is a ceramic knife; I programmed several movies whose characters could have used a better knife.

 

Tuesday brings people I thought of using for Star of the Month, but rejected. In most of the cases, you can find out which actor or actress is spotlighted by going to the appropriate Youtube links, which are to the various products they hawked. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a June Allyson "Depends" ad on Youtube, or one of Jane Russell promoting the Playtex "Cross Your Heart" bra. This leads into Tuesday night, and another actor who made a famous commercial, that being Ricardo Montalban, whose commercials for Chrysler extolled the car's "soft Corinthian leather". ("Corinthian leather" was a completely made up name.) This was also the chance to schedule *Won Ton Ton, the Dog That Saved Hollywood,* even though Montalban, like most of the cast, only has a brief appearance in the movie.

 

On Wednesday morning and afternoon, we have two pieces of exercise equipment. The Shake Weight is a dumbbell that's got some sort of spring mechanism causing it to vibrate back and forth, apparently causing more resistance and making the muscles do more work. (As usual, see the commercials. It was originally designed for women, but they've come out with a Shake Weight For Men, too.) The best shaking I could think of in the movies was earthquakes. The Bowflex uses curved resistance that apparently more naturally approximates the range of motion of the human body than normal exercise equipment. For me, though, the name Bowflex was a cheap excuse to schedule movies with archery, plus a movie by the Archers. Wednedsay night brings the Snuggie, one of the more humorous items. I'm not quite certain what the Snuggie is. It looks like a blanket, but it's got a hood and sleeves, which might make it a robe. Or, it might be a coat. The last two movies that nght both have coats as a prominent part of the plot.

 

On Thursday, we get the dating website eharmony.com. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any of the ads with founder Neil Clark Warren talking about the 28 dimensions of incompatibility, or whatever ridiculous number of dimensions he talks about. So, I simply linked to the company's Youtube page, where they have more recent commercials. The movies are either movies with professional match-makers, others doing the match-making for those around them, from Monty Woolley to Hayley Mills, and a movie where Barbara Stanwyck should have gone to eharmony.com to find her match. After you've been matched by eharmony, where do you go for your quickie wedding? Las Vegas, of course. And, they've got one of the more memorable advertising slogans of any tourist destination, which made Vegas a fairly obvious choice for my city. I scheduled a night of movies set more or less in Vegas (with *711 Ocean Drive* being decidedly less). My other choice was to combine the exercise equipement, in the form of the Hawaii Chair, with a night of movies set in Hawaii. See for the Hawaii Chair in action. Prepare to be frightened.

 

Friday brings medical equipment. First up is Home Oxygen 2 U, a company that sends equpiment for those needing portable oxygen inhalers. So, I scheduled a number of movies with oxygen tanks, an oxygen tent (Mildred Pierce's younger daughter gets put in an oxygen tent when she gets her fatal case of pneumonia), and some space movies where people might die from a lack of oxygen. (Be thankful I didn't schedule any Jacques Cousteau movies here.) This is followed by Wilford Brimley hawking diabeetus supplies, which for me means Dean Martin getting diagnosed with diabetes mellitus in *Some Came Running,* and insulin shock therapy being used as a treatment by Dr. Kildare. (The short is one about the discovery of insulin.) This leads into Friday night, which is brought to you by Hoveround, makers of a type of electric wheelchair. I scheduled three movies with characters who would have gotten away from a bad guy if only they had had a Hoveround: Bette Davis would never have been able to abuse Joan Crawford had Crawford gotten a Hoveround; likewise, Tommy Udo wouldn't have been able to push Mildred Dunnock down a flight of stairs if Dunnock could have gotten away from him in her Hoveround; and Dame May Whitty wouldn't have lost her head if she'd used it to buy a Hoveround and get the heck away from Bob Montgomery.

 

As for TCM Underground, I found one of the old Nike commercials Dennis Hopper did in the mid-90s, and scheduled two of his movies. (When I saw he had been in *Super Mario Bros.*, I knew I had to use that in TCM Underground somehow.)

 

Saturday starts off with Cash 4 Gold, one of the many companies trying to scam the precious metals market. Some of them operate by trying to sell you gold, telling you that the metals markets are a great hedge against inflation. Others try to buy your scrap gold off you; Cash 4 Gold is one of the latter. So, I scheduled ZaSu Pitts rolling around in gold coins in *Greed*; Fred Dobbs and his friends getting insanely jealous; and Alec Guinness and friends trying to rob the Bank of England and melt down gold into little Eiffel Tower statuettes. Then comes a Life Call commercial (although I believe the company is now known as Life Alert). This is one of the companies that sells seniors a pendant-activated radio connetion to emergency services, and is most famous for popularizing in one of their commercials the catchphrase, "I've fallen -- and I can't get up!" So, I scheduled to movies with characters who fall and can't get up. Kim Darby (or is it Glen Campbell? it's been a while since I've seen the movie) falls down a hole with a rattlesnake in it in *True Grit*, and Freddie Bartholomew falls off a ship in *Captains Courageous*. Saturday afternoon concludes with freecreditreport.com, one of the companies that will fix errors in your credit report for a hefty fee. The movies involve Edward G. Robinson having to return to crime because he can't get a loan, and Barbra Streisand dealing with a loan shark. If you don't want to hear the irritating melody in the Youtube ad, the lyrics go something like,

 

I was shopping for a new car which one was me?

A cool convertible or an SUV

Too bad I didn't know my credit was whacked

And now I'm driving off the lot in a used subcompact

F-R-E-E that spells free

Credit Report dot com baby....

 

If you think the freecreditreport.com ads are irritating, just watch the last ad, the finallyfast.com ad. (Indeed, it's so irritating that nobody wanted to post the actual ad to Youtube, just the parodies.) This company's service is some sort of software that will supposedly remove spyware and other things that are slowing down your computer, so that it will be fast -- finally! Finally fast dot com! The TCM Essential includes Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and a computer that goes haywire in *Desk Set.* HAL-9000 would never have killed those astronauts if only they had run finallyfast.com before setting off for Jupiter. By the same token, Yul Brynner wouldn't have gone haywire.

 

You'll note that the movies are all scheduled in time slots that fit their normal running times, and not padded to include commercials. Despite the sponsors, the movies themselves are still "uncut and commercial free". Well, except for *The Egg and I,* where I included enough time afterwards to air a Toyota Yaris Spot.

 

Not counting TCM Underground, I think I've only got eight premieres, and I wouldn't be surprised if some of them had already aired on TCM in the past:

 

*Applause (1929)*

*College Swing*

*Won Ton Ton, the Dog That Saved Hollywood*

*The Robe*

*Tales of Manhattan*

*The Only Game in Town*

*The George Raft Story*

*Marooned*

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I think I got everything set as each of you posted them. (My hand hurts!.)

 

Eight wonderful schedules submitted for your approval.

 

And off we go.

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All I can say is *WOW!!!!*

 

Everyone did a great job! Making a decision as to who to vote for? More difficult than ever!

 

Hey Movieman,

 

Great job moderating and great job of posting the Voting Booth!

 

When does voting end?

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Nothing new to update.

 

(I found a fun picture to show but while it shows up in the preview it didn't show up in the post. So you get something stupid like this because I can't delete the whole post.)

 

Going to stand in traffic.

 

Edited by: movieman1957 on Jun 14, 2010 12:59 PM

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Include a link to the picture. :-)

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This was a very tough decision, with seven other challengers, all with outstanding schedules. Rdmtimp did a great job for anyone, let alone a first-time competitor. Sansfin's choice of Camelot and Lonesome Polecat's choice of his hometown, Arcadia, CA rocked the "Town" part of the challenge. Fedya's wit amazes me every time. Capuchin has a deep knowledge of the classic film that I can only aspire to. Audreyforever always has good ideas that could easily fit into the TCM listings.

 

However, I finally had to choose the schedule maker who seemed the "toniest": Countess Delave.

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Great schedules all around, but I'm going to go with AudreyForever's!

 

Your list really made me happy and made me want to be sick for work the week TCM shows it! :) I adore Maria Montez!

 

Great Job!!!

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Our Tuesday 5pm update.

 

Audreyforever - 2

Capuchin - 1

Countessdelave - 1

Fedya - 1

 

With rehearsal tonight and internet problems at home it will be the morning before I get back. Will update, if needed, again same tomorrow.

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Fedya made her choices clever, fun, and daring, kingrat had some of my personal favorites like SOTM Jean Simmons, and a clever A-Z lineup along with "When They Were Soap Stars" day, capuchin's original unsequeled section, SOTM Ray Milland, and Movies are for the Birds day, LonesomePolecat's witty 50th Anniversary to Andy and SOTM Alec Guiness, rdmtimp's very first scheduleever with Birthday tributes to Busby Berkeley and Hope Lange directed by Richard Lester lineup, audreyforever's films from above with SOTM Joel McCrea (It's about time!), and sansfin SOTM Jean Simmons and nursery rhyme theme.

 

I'm also glad sansfin and kingrat both chose *Footsteps in the Fog*, one of my favorites that I haven't seen in a long time.

 

Thank you all for all your hours of decision making and your choices to devote time to these scheduling challenges!

 

Many hours of dedication, research, tenacity, experience, and humor were devoted to these challenges, and I have found that this is the most difficult challenge decision I've ever made. I've been reading and reviewing all the schedules for several days, and feel that for my personal choices of film preferences, I vote for flappers, BIG HAIR, an unusual SOTM choice Nancy Carroll, Essential Clara Bow, unusual premiere choices and countessdelave's schedule.

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