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TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #23 -- Hitting 100!

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I've done the week but am refining a few things. Question: Does the "100 Challenge" have to

occur in primetime or can it go anywhere in the week??

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

> I've completed six days. One more to go.

 

Have you saved the best for last?

 

Looking forward to your schedule!

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

> I've done the week but am refining a few things.

 

Good to hear (that you're finished, not that it's rough).

 

> Question: Does the "100 Challenge" have to occur in primetime or can it go anywhere in the week?

 

It's traditionally in the evening, but I don't see why it has to be. LonesomePolecat's is during the day, and it's great.

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

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> > Question: Does the "100 Challenge" have to occur in primetime or can it go anywhere in the week? It's traditionally in the evening, but I don't see why it has to be. LonesomePolecat's is during the day, and it's great.

Why thank you. :) I did go on the assumption that the spirit of the challenge was just to have a whole block of films, and the nighttime was just a suggestion.

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*Sunday, December 1, 2013*

 

*Woody Allen Birthday Tribute*

 

 

06:00 AM Everything you ever wanted to know about Sex* (*but were afraid to ask) United Artists (1972) C-87 min Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Gene Wilder D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

07:30 AM Take the Money and Run (1969) ABC films C-85 min Woody Allen, Janet Margolin D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

09:00 AM Broadway Danny Rose (1984) Orion BW-84 min Woody Allen, Mia Farrow D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

10:30 AM Manhattan (1979) United Artists BW-96 min Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

12:15 PM Zelig (1983) Orion C-79 min Woody Allen, Mia Farrow D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

01:45 PM Bananas (1971) United Artists C-82 min Woody Allen, Louise Lasser D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

03:15 PM Love and Death (1975) United Artists C-85 min Woody Allen, Diane Keaton D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

04:45 PM Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) Orion C-104 min Woody Allen, Martin Landau, Mia Farrow D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

06:30 PM Sleeper (1973) United Artists C-88 min Woody Allen, Diane Keaton D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

08:00 PM Annie Hall (1977) United Artists BW-93 min Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

09:45 PM What's up Tiger Lily (1966) American International Pictures BW-80 min Woody Allen, Tatsuya Mihashi, Akiko Wakabayashi D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

11:15 PM Shadows and Fog (1991) Orion BW-85 min Woody Allen, Mia Farrow D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

12:45 AM (Silent) Raskolnikow (1923) Leonardo-Film BW-135 min Gregori Chmora, Elisabeta Skulskaja, Alla Tarasova D: Robert Wiene EXEMPT

 

 

03:15 AM (Foreign) Cries and Whispers (1972) Svensk Filmindustri C-91 min Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Ingrid Thulin D: Ingmar Bergman EXEMPT

 

 

05:00 AM Interiors (1978) United Artists C-99 min Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Maureen Stapleton D: Woody Allen P/S

 

 

*Monday, December 2, 2013*

 

 

06:45 AM The Front (1976) Columbia (1976) C-95 min Woody Allen, Zero Mostel D: Martin Ritt P/S

 

 

08:30 AM The Last Emperor (1987) Columbia C-160 min John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole D: Bernardo Bertolucci P/S

 

 

*Great novel(la)s into Great Movies (Part 1 of 4)*

 

 

11:15 AM Greed (1924) MGM BW-239 min Gibson Gowland, ZaSu Pitts, Jean Hersholt D: Erich von Stroheim P/S

 

 

03:15 PM A Day in the Country (1936) Pantheon Productions BW-40 min Sylvia Bataille, Georges D'Arnoux, Jane Marken D: Jean Renoir P/S

 

 

04:00 PM Great Expectations (1946) Universal BW-118 min John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Alec Guiness D: David Lean P/S

 

 

06:00 PM The Heiress (1949) Paramount BW-115 min Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, D: William Wyler P/S

 

 

*Star of the Month Catherine Deneuve*

 

 

08:00 PM Mayerling (1968) MGM C-140 min Catherine Deneuve, Omar Shariff, James Mason D: Terence Young P/S

 

 

10:30 PM Tristana (1970) Epoca C-105 min Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero D: Luis Bunuel P/S

 

 

12:30 AM The Last Metro (1980) Andrea Films/SEDIF C-131 min Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Heinz Bennent D: Francois Truffaut P/S

 

 

03:00 AM The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Madeleine Films C-91 min Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo D: Jacques Demy P/S

 

 

04:45 AM Repulsion (1965) Compton Films BW-105 min Catherine Deneuve, Yvonne Furneaux, Ian Hendry D: Roman Polanski P/S

 

 

*Tuesday, December 3, 2013*

 

*Jean-Luc Godard Birthday Tribute*

 

 

06:30 AM The Carabiniers (1963) Cocinor BW-85 min Marino Mase, Patrice Moullet D: Jean-Luc Godard P/S

 

 

08:00 AM Tout va Bien (1972) Anouchka Films C-95 min Jane Fonda, Yves Montand D: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin P/S

 

 

09:45 AM Alphaville (1965) Athos Films BW-99 min Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff D: Jean-Luc Godard P/S

 

 

11:30 AM Band of Outsiders (1964) Anouchka Films BW-97 min Anna Karina Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur D: Jean-Luc Godard P/S

 

 

01:15 PM Masculin-Feminin (1966) Anouchka Films BW-103 min Jean-Pierre Leaud, Chantal Goya D: Jean-Luc Godard Premiere#1

 

 

03:00 PM Pierrot le Fou (1965) Rome Paris Films C-110 min Jean-Pierre Belmondo, Anna Karina D: Jean-Luc Godard Premiere #2

 

 

05:00 PM Made in USA (1966) Anouchka Films BW-83 min Anna Karina, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Marianne Faithful D: Jean-Luc Godard P/S

 

 

06:30 PM Breathless (1960) UCG BW-87 min Jean Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg D: Jean-Luc Godard P/S

 

 

08:00 PM Contempt (1963) Rome Paris Films C-104 min Michel Piccoli, Bridgette Bardot, Jack Palance D: Jean-Luc Godard P/S

 

 

10:00 PM Vivre sa Vie (1962) Le Films de la Pleiade BW-83 min Anna Karina, Saddy Rebbot D: Jean-Luc Godard P/S

 

 

11:30 PM Weekend (1967) Comacico C-103 min Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, D: Jean-Luc Godard Premiere#3

 

 

01:30 AM Passion (1982) Film et Video Productions C-88 min Jerzy Radiwilowicz, Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla D: Jean-Luc Godard Premiere #4

 

 

03:00 AM In Praise of love (2001) Avventura Films C/BW-97 min Bruno Putzulu, Cecile Camp D: Jean-Luc Godard Premiere #5

 

 

04:45 AM Le Petit Soldat (1963) SNC BW-88 min Anna Karina, Michel Subor D: Jean-Luc Godard P/S

 

 

 

 

 

*Wedesday, December 4, 2013*

 

 

*Great Novel(la)s into Great Movies (Part 2 of 4)*

 

 

06:15 AM The Innocents (1961) 20th Century Fox BW-100 min Deborah Kerr, Martin Stephens, Michael Redgrave D: Jack Clayton P/S

 

 

08:00 AM The Ascent (1977) Mosfilm BW-111 min Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin D: Larisa Shepitko P/S

 

 

10:00 AM The Conformist (1969) Mars Film C-111 min Jean-Louis Tritrignant, Dominque Sanda D: Bernardo Bertolucci P/S

 

 

12:00 PM Pather Panchali (1955) Government of West Bengal BW-119 min Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Banerjee, Uma Das Gupta, Subir Bannerjee D: Satjayit Ray P/S

 

 

02:00 PM Aparajito (1956) Epic Productions, BW-110 min Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Banerjee, Pinaki Sen Gupta, Smaran Ghosal D: Satyajit Ray P/S

 

 

04:00 PM The World of Apu (1959) Satyajit Ray Productions BW-107 min Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore D: Satyajit Ray P/S

 

 

06:00 PM Diary of a Country Priest (1951) Union Generale Cinematographique BW-115 min Claude Laydu, Jean Riveyre, Rachel Berendt, D: Robert Bresson P/S

 

 

*Guest Programmer, The Priest of Ambricourt, France*

 

 

08:00 PM Ordet (1955) Palladium Film BW-126 min Preben Lerdorff Rye, Emil Haas Christensen, Birgitte Federspiel D: Carl Theodor Dreyer P/S

 

 

10:15 PM L'Argent (1983) Eos Films C-83 min Christian Patey, Vincent Visterucci D: Robert Bresson EXEMPT

 

 

11:45 PM The Sacrifice (1986) Sandrew C-149 min Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, D: Andrei Tarkovsky, P/S

 

 

02:30 AM Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) Argos Films BW-95 min Anna Wizemsky, Pierre Klosowski D: Robert Bresson EXEMPT

 

 

04:15 AM Pickpocket (1959) Companie Cinematographie de France BW-77 min Martin LaSalle, Erika Green D: Robert Bresson P/S

 

 

 

 

 

*Thursday, December 5, 2013*

 

 

*Birthday Tribute to Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger, and Walt Disney*

 

 

05:45 AM Spies (1928) UFA BW-143 min, Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, D: Fritz Lang P/S

 

 

08:15 AM Man Hunt (1941) 20th Century Fox BW-105 min Walter Pidgeon, George Sanders, Joan Bennett D: Fritz Lang P/S

 

 

10:00 AM Exodus (1960) United Artists C-208 min Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Sal Mineo D: Otto Preminger P/S

 

 

01:30 PM The Human Factor (1979) Sigma Production C-115 min Nicol Williamson, Richard Attenborough D: Otto Preminger P/S

 

 

03:30 PM Swiss Family Robinson (1960) Walt Disney Productions C-126 min John Mills, Dorothy McGuire D: Ken Annakin P/S

 

 

05:45 PM 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1954) Walt Disney Productions C-127 min James Mason, Peter Lorre, Kirk Douglas, Paul Lukas D: Richard Fleischer P/S

 

 

 

*Twice Told Tales: the life of Jesus*

 

 

 

08:00 PM Intolerance (1916) Triangle Film BW-177 min Lillian Gish, Robert Harron D: D.W. Griffith P/S

 

 

11:15 PM The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (1964) Arco Films BW-137 min Enrique Irazoqui, Susanna Pasolini D: Pier Paolo Pasolini EXEMPT

 

 

01:45 AM Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) Handmade Films C-94 min Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, John Cleese D: Terry Jones EXEMPT

 

 

03:30 AM Leaves from Satan's Book (1920) Nordsk Film BW-110 min Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Teena Kraft D: Carl Dreye P/S

 

 

 

 

 

*Friday, December 6, 2013*

 

 

*Great Novel(la)s into Great Movies (Part 3 of 4)*

 

 

05:30 AM Lolita (1962) MGM BW-152 min James Mason, Peter Sellers, Shelly Winters D: Stanley Kubrick P/S

 

 

08:15 AM Oliver! (1968) Columbia C-153 min Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Oliver Reed D: Carol Reed P/S

 

11:00 AM Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) 13 Productions BW-145 min Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla D: Bela Tarr Premiere#6

 

*Birthdays and Obituaries: Agnes Moorhead, Don Ameche, Patrick Bachau and John Payne*

 

01:30 PM Caged (1950) Warner Bros BW-96 min Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorhead D: John Cromwell P/S

 

 

03:15 PM Midnight (1939) Paramount BW-94 min Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore P/S

 

 

05:00 PM La Collectionneuse (1967) Rome Paris Films C-83 min Patrick Bachau, Haydee Politoff D: Eric Rohmer P/S

 

 

06:30 PM 99 River Street (1953) United Artists BW-83 min John Payne, Evelyn Keyes D: Phil Karlsen P/S

 

 

*Special 100 Challenge*

 

 

08:00 PM The 400 Blows (1959) Les Films de Carosse BW-99 min Jean-Pierre Leaud, Albert Remi, Claire Maurier D; Francois Truffaut P/S

 

 

09:45 PM King Kong (1933) RKO BW-100 min Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot D: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack P/S

 

 

11:30 PM Twentieth Century (1934) Columbia BW-91 min John Barrymore, Carol Lombard D: Howard Hawks P/S

 

 

01:15 AM Broken Blossoms (1919) United Artists BW-90 min Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp D: D.W. Griffith P/S

 

 

03:00 AM (Underground) My Twentieth Century (1989) Budapest Studio Vallalat BW-104 min Dorota Segda, Oleg Yankovskiy D: Illdiko Enyedi EXEMPT

 

 

04:45 AM (Underground) Duck Soup (1933) Paramount BW-68 min Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Zeppo Marx D: Leo McCarey P/S

 

 

 

 

 

*Saturday, December 7, 2013*

 

 

*Great Novel(la)s into Great Movies (Part 4 of 4)*

 

 

06:00 AM War and Peace (1968) Mosfilm C-357 min Sergei Bondarchuk, Ludmilla Savelyeva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov D: Sergei Bondarchuk Premiere #7

 

 

12:00 PM Apocalypse Now (1979) Zoetrope Films C-153 min Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall D: Francis Ford Coppola P/S

 

 

*Pearl Harbor theme*

 

 

 

02:45 PM Prelude to War (1943) Office of War Information/War Activities Commission of the Motion Picture Industry BW-52 min Walter Huston, narrator, D: Frank Capra P/S

 

 

03:45 PM Grave of the Firefiles (1988) Studio Ghibli C-93 min Tsutomu Tatumi, Ayano Shiraishi, D: Isao Takahata P/S

 

 

05:30 PM Honolulu, Paradise of the Pacific (1935) MGM C-8 min James A. FitzPatrick D: Ruth FitzPatrick P/S

 

 

05:45 PM Air Force (1943) Warner BW-124 min John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young D: Howard Hawks P/S

 

 

08:00 PM (Essentials) The Thin Red Line (1998) 20th Century Fox C-163 min Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn D: Terrence Malick EXEMPT

 

 

11:00 PM Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) 20th Century Fox C-145 min So Yamamura, Tatsuya Miyashi, Martin Balsam, Jason Robards, E.G. Marshall D: Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda, Kinji Fukasaku P/S

 

 

01:30 AM Floating Clouds (1955) Toho BW-123 min Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Moro D: Mikio Naruse EXEMPT

 

 

03:45 AM City of Life and Death (2009) Media Asia entertainment Group BW-133 min Liu Ye, Fan Wei, Qin Lan, John Paisely D: Lu Chuan Premiere#8

 

 

 

 

 

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I think the schedule is fairly straightforward. We start off with a birthday tribute to Woody Allen. The exception is this week's silent and foreign films. Allen has been interested in both Russian literature and German expressionism, so what would be more appropriate than a movie version of "Crime and Punishment" made by the director of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari? Also, we have a Bergman movie that he admires. The 2nd of December marks the censure of Joseph McCarthy by the Senate, so having a showing of The Front is a nice transition. December 2 also marks the beginning of the reign of Emperor Pu-Yi, so we have Bernardo Bertolucci's movie about the rest of his life.

 

Last December TCM had a series of movies made from novels. I'm doing something very similar, but in this case I have Great novels made into Great films. This is different from great movies made from mediocre novels (the examples of The Shining, The Godfather, and The Magnificent Ambersons come to mind), bad movies made from bad novels, as well as great novels turned into mediocre movies. So we start with Norris, Maupassant, Dickens and James. December 2 also marks the beginning of the 68 year old reign of Emperor Franz Joseph, so I suppose it's appropriate that our star of the month Catherine Deneuve starts off with a movie about the collapse of his family.

 

Tuesday marks the whole day tribute to Jean-Luc Godard. Wednesday we return to Great Films from Great Novels, with adaptations of James, Bykau, Moravia, and Banerji (Yes, The Apu Trilogy is actually based on a pair of Indian novels.), before ending with Bresson. We then take the protagonist of Diary of a Country Priest and make him our guest programmer for tonight. Thursday, we have two films each from birthday boys Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger and Walt Disney. Then our twice told tales consist of four variations of the life of Jesus.

 

Friday our Great novels into Great films continue with adaptations of Nabokov, Dickens and the Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai. We celebrate the birthdays of Agnes Moorhead and Patrick Bachau and commemorate the deaths of Don Ameche and John Payne. Then we move to our centennial tribute. We have three movies with either "hundred" and "century" in the title. Then I took three movies from theyshootpictures top 1000 movies of all time and chose three movies that have actually been at #100 in their lists in the past. (Right now the #100 movie is Star Wars, and a new list is expected any day now.)

 

Saturday, of course, marks the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. So we conclude our last versions of Great novels into Great Films with two adapations about war, from Tolstoy and Conrad. Then we move into a number of movies about the war in the Pacific. Here I use my third exemption. In the last challenge (#22)I had a day devoted to Japanese movies:

 

December 23, 2012

 

06:00 AM House (1977) Toho C-88 min Kimiko Ikegami, Yoko Minmada D:Nobohiko Obayashi P/S

 

 

07:30 AM My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Toho C-86 min Chika Sakamoto, Noriko Hidaka D: Hayao Miyazaki P/S

 

 

09:00 AM The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) Shochiku Eiga BW-143 min Shotaro Hanayagi, Kakuko Mori, D: Kenji Mizoguchi Premiere #1

 

 

11:30 AM Rashomon (1950) Daiei BW-88 min Takashi Shimada, Toshiro Mifune D: Akira Kurosawa P/S

 

 

01:00 PM Tokyo Story (1953) Shochiku BW-136 min Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setusko Hara D; Yasujiro Ozu P/S

 

 

03:30 PM Sansho the Baliff (1954) Daiei BW-125 min Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi D: Kenji Mizoguchi P/S

 

 

05:45 PM Floating Clouds (1955) Toho BW-123 min Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Moro D; Mikio Naruse Premiere #2

 

 

08:00 PM Ran (1985) Toho C-161 min Tatsuya Nikadi, Miede Harada D: Akira Kurosaws P/S

 

 

10:45 PM Grave of the Firefiles (1988) Studio Ghibli C-93 min Tsutomu Tatumi, Ayano Shiraishi, D: Isao Takahata P/S

 

 

12:30 AM (Silent) I was born, but... (1932) Shochiku BW-100 min Tatsuo Saito, Tamio Aoki, Hideo Sugawara D: Yasujiro Ozu P/S

 

 

02:15 AM (Foreign) Branded to Kill (1967) Nikkatsu BW-98 min Joe Shishido, Koji Nanbara D: Seijun Suzuki EXEMPT

 

04:00 AM (Foreign) Sonatine (1993) Shouchiku Daichi Kougyo C-94 min Beat Takeshi, Aya Kokumai D: Takeshi Kitano EXEMPT

 

As you can see, I've used the Naruse and Takahata movies. I've also used a similar set of movies from an earlier challenge (#21) that marked the anniversary of end of the American occupation of Japan:

 

Saturday April 28, 2012

 

09:45 PM Grave of the Firefiles (1988) Studio Ghibli C-93 min Tsutomu Tatumi, Ayano Shiraishi, D: Isao Takahata P/S

11:30 PM The Sun (2005) Nikola Film C-115 min Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson D: Alexander Sokurov Premiere #12

01:30 AM The Thin Red Line (1998) 20th Century Fox C-163 min Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn D: Terrence Malick, Premiere #13

 

As you can see I used the Takahata and Malick films. I hope I got the basic idea of what this exemption allowed. And finally I end with the last of my premieres, which really does show what the war was all about.

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

> I did go on the assumption that the spirit of the challenge was just to have a whole block of films, and the nighttime was just a suggestion.

 

Imagination, wit, and spirit count for more than strict adherence to technicalities, at least to me. Even more so then there's no reason for a restriction (like the theme having to be in the evening).

 

Someday there may be a Draconian challenge setter who won't allow votes for schedules that don't pass microscopic scrutiny. I'd probably sit out that challenge.

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Great schedule, skimpole!

 

I'm surprised, and pleased, you, like LonesomePolecat, chose to revisit one of your past schedules. I made it an option because I always pick more movies for a theme than I can fit into the grid.

 

Your Life of Jesus is perfect for the same story in several genres!

 

Thanks for entering!

 

(I'm sure SansFin will have good things to say about your selection of Japanese movies when she can get back to the computer.)

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I love your schedule!

 

The day of Jean-Luc Godard is exceptional.

 

I can truly believe those are the movies which a country priest might chose if he were Guest Programmer.

 

I am surprised you choose Sergei Bondarchuk's *War and Peace*

 

The novel(la) to movie continuing theme is wonderful.

 

It would be quite wonderful to have Isao Takahata and Mikio Naruse in the same day.

 

I wonder why you buried *City of Life and Death* (2009) in the middle of the night. Is it because you fear there would be little interest in a Chinese movie? It is a wonderful movie and I believe it deserves more prominent placement.

 

I would be very happy to have TCM use your schedule.

 

Edited by: SansFin on Feb 9, 2013 8:38 PM

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Excellent, skimpole, excellent. Love all the foreign cinema, esp. having a foreign star as SOTM. Love honoring all those great and different directors (since stars get all the attention). Love honoring Pearl Harbor with GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (not just because I scheduled it too). But I especially love the idea of honoring great novels that turned into great movies. It's hard enough making great movies or writing great books seperately. And it's even harder to make a decent movie out of any great book (choosing what to keep in or delete, etc). So it's quite a feat to make a classic out of a classic.

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Another question.

 

How does one definitively know if a chosen film is a TCM Premiere?? I am going

by memory (and I have watched TCM almost from its inception) but cannot be sure

that a movie I believe is a premiere really is one.

 

Is there a database of "Shown on TCM" films somewhere??

 

Help. Closing in on the completion of my first TCM Programming Challenge (and having

a great time doing it.)

 

Lydecker

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

> How does one definitively know if a chosen film is a TCM Premiere?

 

There's no absolute way, as far as I know.

 

The standard way to tell if a movie has been previously shown on TCM --

 

The TCM site has programming notes for many movies which have aired. They may be found by entering the movie's title into the search bar on the TCM forum homepage and selecting the "Site" button.

 

The TCM site also has articles for many movies which have been shown. These may be found by entering the movie's title into the search bar, selecting the "Movie Database" button, and selecting the appropriate movie from the list. "Articles" (in the list of links at the left side of the screen) will be in bold font and clickable if an article is available for that movie.

 

These methods will never produce a false positive: a movie has been shown if programming notes or an article are available for a movie.

 

These methods may produce a false negative: some movies, particularly shorts, which have been shown on TCM have no accompanying programming notes or article.

 

I'm also sending you a PM with other information which I'd rather not post in an open forum.

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Yet another premiere-related question. Are all movies in the "original Turner library" (as noted in the OP) exempt from premiere limits? Are "Public Domain" movies exempt as well?

 

 

 

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

> Are all movies in the "original Turner library" (as noted in the OP) exempt from premiere limits?

 

Yes. You don't have to mark them as Exempt because that's what TCM could freely draw on when the challenges started (and we assume TCM's relationship with the library is virtually unchanged except that TCM now has to pay rental fees).

 

> Are "Public Domain" movies exempt as well?

 

Yes. You add "PD" at the end of the movie listing to indicate it's free to use.

 

Hope your schedule is shaping up nicely!

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Notes from Lydecker . . .

 

 

 

 

 

First of all, thanks for the opportunity to do this. I had such fun and I really could

 

 

have done multiple weeks since I had so many folks I wanted to salute and so

 

 

many themes I wanted to highlight. (Saving them for future TCM Programming Challenges!)

 

 

 

 

 

As you will quickly see, this schedule is overwhelmingly 1930's and 1940's-centric. This is by design since those are, by far, my favorite decades of classic films. In regards to

 

 

salutes, I tried to honor some of the "behind the scenes" folks, like set designers,

 

 

costumers and writers as well as favorite actors. I deliberately chose a week which

 

 

did not lend itself to obvious programming needs (holidays or actor birthdays) so

 

 

I would have more flexibility in scheduling. Please forgive any typos or mistakes.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

*SOTM:* Clark Gable

 

 

*TCM Spotlight:* Great Movie Detectives

 

 

*TCM Imports*: Ossessione (1943) and Murderers Among Us (1946)

 

 

*Silent Sunday:* Metropolis (1927) and Sherlock, Jr. (1924)

 

 

*The Essentials:* Laura (1944)

 

 

*TCM Underground:* The Brain From Planet Arous (1957) and The Mole People (1956)

 

 

*TCM Premieres:*

 

 

Trading Places (1983)

 

 

Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1938)

 

 

Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938)

 

 

Charlie Chan In Paris (1935)

 

 

The Brain From Planet Arous (1957)

 

 

The Mole People (1956)

 

 

Out Of The Blue (1947)

 

 

Flame of the Barbary Coast (1945)

 

 

 

 

 

Stats:

 

 

 

 

 

1920's - 3

 

 

1930's - 52

 

 

1940's - 34

 

 

1950's - 14

 

 

1980's - 1

 

 

 

 

 

*"All Things Considered, I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia."*

 

 

 

 

 

I could do no better than to start my week with the film

 

 

which got me hooked on classic films, a movie I never tire

 

 

of watching, "The Philadelphia Story." Encouraged at age 7

 

 

by my mother to come into what was known as the "TV room"

 

 

and check out this movie, this was the beginning of a beautiful

 

 

friendship between me and the wonderful films of the 1930's,

 

 

1940's and (to a lesser extent) the 1950's. In fact, I was so

 

 

impressed by “The Philadelphia Story” that I decided to learn

 

 

more about its author, Philip Barry and years later, I ended

 

 

up doing my master’s thesis on his entire body of plays. "Trading Places"

 

 

has the double distinction of being not just a TCM Premiere

 

 

(and another of my favorites!) but also being the ONLY film

 

 

in my entire schedule which dates beyond the 1950's. Rounding

 

 

out this group of films is "Kitty Foyle" and another huge favorite

 

 

of mine, "The Young Philadelphians."

 

 

 

 

 

*Art Direction by Anton Grot*

 

 

I have long admired this Warner Brothers art director.

 

 

I've tried to illustrate his versatility with films ranging from pre-code

 

 

delights to musicals and action/adventure classics.

 

 

 

 

 

*Letters . . .We Get Letters.*

 

 

How often does a hero or heroine in a classic movie get in

 

 

trouble because of some pesky letters which (in the wrong hands)

 

 

can lead to extreme angst and often death? Here are 3 great examples

 

 

of filmic "letter conundrums"

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Silent Sunday*

 

 

"Metropolis" was chosen as a feast for the eyes and also for being directed by the incredible Fritz Lang. "Sherlock, Jr". was chosen, not only for Buster Keaton's genius, but as a subtle "tip of the hat" to my TCM Spotlight, Great Movie Detectives.

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Import*

 

 

I was fascinated by the fact that "Ossessione" was based on James. M. Cain's

 

 

"The Postman Rings Twice." I was equally intrigued by "Murderers Among Us"

 

 

which dealt with themes of post war trauma and guilt. Both films are noteworthy as early examples of the resumption of independent (as opposed to government controlled) filmmaking in post war Germany and Italy.

 

 

**

 

 

*Three Grand Old Gentlemen* -- C. Aubrey Smith, Lewis Stone and Henry Stephenson

 

 

This is a special salute to 3 great gentlemen actors who make me smile each and

 

 

every time they appear in a film. Consummate pros, they make everyone around them

 

 

look better.

 

 

 

 

 

*The Lady Eve (Arden, that is!)*

 

 

What can I say? I love Eve Arden and while I could have chosen a dozen films,

 

 

I went with one from each decade of her work. She is the best!

 

 

 

 

 

*SOTM -- Clark Gable*

 

 

I considered my SOTM carefully and could have gone many different ways.

 

 

(Glenda Farrell and Mary Astor were both "finalists" in my SOTM selection process.)

 

 

Gable, to me, is a star who traversed the decades and never lost his glamour, his

 

 

charisma, his professionalism. Who else could have played the romantic lead

 

 

with Harlow in 1932 and still be able to fill that same role 20 years later with Grace Kelly. Also, at the beginning of his career, he played a great heel! Who could resist a bad

 

 

guy named Ace Wilfong?

 

 

 

 

 

*Directed by Sam Wood*

 

 

When I used to think of Sam Wood, I always thought of him as that

 

 

"fill-in" director used on GWTW. Not so! His range is amazing and I have tried

 

 

to illustrate that in my selections of his films.

 

 

 

 

 

*100 Challenge*

 

 

Lots of ways to go on this one but I decided to salute

 

 

multiple centenarians -- Alan Ladd, Loretta Young,

 

 

John Howard and Tyrone Power.

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ann Sheridan*

 

 

What can I say?? I LOVE Ann Sheridan. The quintessential

 

 

Warner Brothers actress (smart, funny, stylish) she could definitely

 

 

hold her own with the big boys (Cagney, Flynn, Bogart, Raft) AND

 

 

Queen of the WB lot, Bette Davis.

 

 

 

 

 

*Great Voices*

 

 

I've chosen actors whose voices have the power to mesmerize

 

 

and seduce. Coleman, Hardwicke and Massey are obvious

 

 

choices but I have also selected Michael Rennie, whose

 

 

ability to vocally charm and command: "Klaatu barada nikto"

 

 

(Hell, he saved the whole damn world!) has always impressed

 

 

me.

 

 

 

 

 

*Stop The Presses!!*

 

 

Has every great star played a reporter/editor at one time or another?

 

 

I think so and nobody has done it better than the likes of Edward

 

 

G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Fredric March, Cary Grant and Rosalind

 

 

Russell. "Three Star Final" still gives me chills every time I watch it.

 

 

Great for the debut of the incredible Aline MacMahon, this movie

 

 

absolutely pulls no punches.

 

 

 

 

 

This was a total no-brainer. My favorite film of all time is

 

 

"The Thin Man" and I could think of no better way to spend

 

 

an evening (and late night) watching the great movie detectives.

 

 

Most of them are here: Nick Charles, Torchy Blane, Simon Templar,

 

 

Charlie Chan, Hildegarde Withers, The Lone Wolf, Boston **** and,

 

 

of course, the inimitable Sherlock Holmes. I only wished I had time to include a few more in my schedule including: Sam Spade, Mr. Moto, Philo Vance and Michael Shayne.

 

 

 

 

 

*Costumes by Dolly Tree*

 

 

OK. So she wasn't Adrian. But, anyone who has ever

 

 

watched Myrna Loy in any MGM film knows what

 

 

a pro Dolly Tree was. From costume dramas to

 

 

to contemporary films of the 1930's and 1940's,

 

 

Dolly, an unsung talent, made everybody look great.

 

 

 

 

 

*Playing Against Type*

 

 

Take nice guys like Jimmy Stewart and Fred MacMurray

 

 

and turn them into killers. What could be better than that?

 

 

Then, take the charming devil-may-care Errol Flynn and

 

 

turn him into a cold, repressed jerk. That, ladies and gentleman

 

 

is called "playing against type" and only the most talented stars

 

 

could do it and do it well.

 

 

 

 

 

*Screenplay by Julius J. and/or Philip G. Epstein*

 

 

One of my favorite Hollywood stories is the one about

 

 

the Epsteins, driving around town, trying to figure

 

 

out how the hell to get their hero, Rick Blaine, out from

 

 

under a potential murder rap in "Casablanca." And, then,

 

 

like a bolt from the blue it came to them -- "Round up the

 

 

usual suspects." I worship these guys and have tried

 

 

to choose a wide range of the screenplays penned by

 

 

them individually and together.

 

 

 

 

 

*Angels of Mercy*

 

 

Take a glamorous star, put her in a nurse's

 

 

uniform and, presto, you have an instant

 

 

heroine. I love all these films, especially,

 

 

"So Proudly We Hail" which was a movie

 

 

which opened my childhood eyes to the fact

 

 

that there were also brave WOMEN going

 

 

to war. I also love Carole Lombard's performance

 

 

in "Vigil in the Night." Talk about playing against

 

 

type!

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ricardo Cortez*

 

 

I have always found Ricardo Cortez fascinating.

 

 

Sometimes the hero, sometimes the villain,

 

 

Ricardo Cortez was what one might call a "Hollywood

 

 

reliable" who hung in there giving credible performances

 

 

in 98 films.

 

 

 

 

 

*Directed by Michael Curtiz*

 

 

I don't care how many actors hated him -- he

 

 

made them look great! Michael Curtiz is an

 

 

ongoing crusade of mine -- Why does everyone

 

 

remember Cukor, Ford, Hitchcock and nobody

 

 

seems to remember Michael Curtiz?? He could (and did)

 

 

do it all. Who else could make "The Sea Hawk," "Yankee

 

 

Doodle Dandy," "Casablanca," "The Adventures of Robin

 

 

Hood" and "The Charge of the Light Brigade??" Action/adventures,

 

 

westerns, comedies, dramas, musicals -- his range has never

 

 

been equaled IMHO. I was very conflicted about choosing

 

 

films for Curtiz. To go with the classics or not?? Well,

 

 

I simply could not have a Curtiz Tribute without

 

 

"Casablanca" or "Mildred Pierce" so, deal with it!

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Underground*

 

 

What can you say about a movie in which the dog has more brains

 

 

and charisma than the leading man? "Brain From Planet Arous"

 

 

may or may not be considered a cult movie but it sure should be. Alien

 

 

ballonhead villains, possessed humans with flashing eyes which can blow

 

 

things (and people) away AND John Agar. My, how the mighty have fallen.

 

 

Once starring in John Ford films and now this? This movie is a scream

 

 

 

 

 

"The Mole People" is an obvious choice. (Get it?? TCM UNDERGROUND??? Moles??? Big laughs.) Anyway . . . After I had chosen it, I saw that another

 

 

person had also chosen this for a TCM Underground selection but, still, I have

 

 

decided to stick with it. Another John Agar "classic," "The Mole People" features

 

 

all the best 50's sci-fi stuff: archeologists, mutants and really bad acting.

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Allen Jenkins*

 

 

After a night of mutants and alien brains, I decided to shift gears and salute sublime funnyman, Allen Jenkins. Allen Jenkins is "must see" for me. If his name is in the credits, I will be watching or taping. Always the comic relief, he steals every scene

 

 

he is in and, because of his incredible talent, had a career that lasted way past

 

 

glory days of the studio system into television and films in the 1960's and 1970's. I'd program an entire day of Allen Jenkins if I could.

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ann Dvorak*

 

 

What a talent. She shows up on the screen with that voice and those eyes

 

 

and I cannot turn away. Ann Dvorak should have been a bigger star than

 

 

Bette Davis but it didn't happen due to the choices Ann made. Still, for classic

 

 

movie lovers, she is a constant surprise and delight.

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to 20th Century Fox*

 

 

Probably my first prime time exposure to classic films was "Saturday Night at the

 

 

Movies" which aired on the NBC affiliate in my home town. Saturday night after

 

 

Saturday night, great 20th Century Fox films ran from 9 - 11 PM and added to

 

 

my classic film education. I long lamented the absence of 20th Century Fox movies on TCM so I was delighted when, in recent years, many of those great films started showing up on the TCM schedule. Despite the fact that these 2 films show up fairly often on TCM, I could not resist programming 2 of my Fox favorites -- "All About Eve" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" along with 2 Shirley Temple films. After all, the moppet deserves some attention since it was she who saved the studio "back in the day."

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Essential*

 

 

The first film in my salute to 20th Century Fox is also my TCM Essential --

 

 

"Laura." All of the ingredients that work together to make an essential film

 

 

are present here. Great actors who complement one another, brilliant direction, stunning cinematography, witty dialogue , a beautiful score and one of the most

 

 

memorable sound film acting debuts in movie history. Clifton Webb's Waldo Lydecker is at once elegant, sardonic, scary and wise. Only slightly less memorable are the performances of the other members of the cast -- the incomparably beautiful Gene Tierney in one of the best performances of her career, along with Dana Andrews, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. Who could not love a movie with lines like: "I should be sincerely sorry to see my neighbor's children devoured by wolves" and "I don't know a lot about anything but I know a little about practically everything." Yet, as stylish and beautiful as the film is, it would not hold together, not be an essential, without a great, great story. At the end of the day, "Laura" is, in addition to everything else, an intriguing "whodunnit" which keeps the viewer guessing from start to finish.

 

 

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*Sunday, June 9, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*"All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."*

 

 

6 AM *The Philadelphia Story* (1940) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart. Dir: George Cukor, MGM 112 min. (p/s)

 

 

8 AM *Kitty Foyle* (1940) Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig. Dir: Sam Wood,

 

 

RKO, 105 min. (p/s)

 

 

9:45 AM *The Young Philadelphians* (1959) Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Robert Vaughn. Dir: Vincent Sherman, Warner Brothers 136 min. (p/s)

 

 

11:45 AM *Trading Places* (1983) Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis.

 

 

Dir: John Landis, Paramount Pictures 106 min. Premiere

 

 

 

 

 

*Art Direction by Anton Grot*

 

 

1 PM *One Way Passage* (1932) William Powell, Kay Francis, Aline MacMahon.

 

 

Dir: Tay Garnett, Warner Brothers 67 min. (p/s)

 

 

2:15 PM *Baby Face* (1933) Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook.

 

 

Dir: Alfred E. Green, Warner Brothers 71 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:30 PM *Gold Diggers of 1933* (1933) Warren William, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell.

 

 

Dir: Mervyn LeRoy, Warner Brothers 90 min. (p/s)

 

 

5 PM *Mandalay* (1934) Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Warner Oland. Dir: Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 65 min. (p/s)

 

 

6:15 PM *The Sea Hawk* (1940) Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains. Dir:

 

 

Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 127 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Letters . . .We Get Letters.*

 

 

8 PM *The Letter* (1940) Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson. Dir:

 

 

William Wyler, Warner Brothers 95 minutes (p/s)

 

 

9:45 PM *A Letter To Three Wives* (1949) Jean Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Southern.

 

 

Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 20th Century Fox 101 minutes (p/s)

 

 

11 PM *Evelyn Prentice* (1934) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Una Merkel. Dir: William

 

 

K. Howard, MGM 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Silent Sunday*

 

 

12:30 AM *Metropolis* (1927) Brigette Helm, Alfred Aber. Dir: Fritz Lang, UFA Filmverleih 152 min. Exempt

 

 

2 AM *Sherlock, Jr*. (1924) Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane. Dir:

 

 

Buster Keaton, Buster Keaton Productions-MGM 51 min. Exempt

 

 

**

 

 

*TCM Import*

 

 

3 AM *Ossessione* (1943) Clara Calmari, Massimo Girotti. Dir: Luchiono Visconti

 

 

Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane 140 min. Exempt

 

 

4:45 AM *Murderers Among Us* (1946) Ernst Wilhelm Borchet, Hildegard Knef.

 

 

Dir: Wolfgang Staudte, Deutsche Film-Atkiengensellschaft 85 min. Exempt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Monday, June 10, 2013*

 

 

**

 

 

*Three Grand Old Gentlemen (C. Aubrey Smith, Lewis Stone, Henry Stephenson)*

 

 

6:15 AM *Little Lord Fauntleroy* (1936) C. Aubrey Smith, Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello. Dir: John Cromwell, Selznick International 102 min. (p/s)

 

 

8 AM *Five Came Back* (1939) C. Aubrey Smith, Chester Morris, Lucille Ball. Dir: John Farrow, RKO 74 min. (p/s)

 

 

9:15 AM *The Unguarded Hour* (1936) Lewis Stone, Loretta Young, Franchot Tone. Dir: Sam Wood, MGM 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

10:45 AM *Their Own Desire* (1929) Lewis Stone, Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery.

 

 

Dir: E. Mason Hopper MGM 65 min. (p/s)

 

 

12 PM *The Animal Kingdom* (1932) Henry Stephenson, Ann Harding, Leslie Howard.

 

 

Dir: Edward H. Griffith, RKO 90 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:30 PM *The Mystery of Mr. X* (1934) Henry Stephenson, Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allen. Dir; Edgar Selwyn, MGM 85 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*The Lady Eve (Arden, that is.)*

 

 

2:45 PM *Stage Door* (1937) Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Eve Arden. Dir:

 

 

Gregory LaCava, RKO 92 min. (p/s)

 

 

4:30 PM *The Dough Girls* (1944) Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Eve Arden. Dir: James V. Kern, Warner Brothers 10 min. (p/s)

 

 

6:30 PM *Our Miss Brooks* (1956) Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Don Porter. Dir: Al Lewis,

 

 

Warner Brothers 85 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 PM *A Free Soul* (1931) Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, Norma Shearer. Dir: Clarence Brown, MGM 90 min. (p/s)

 

 

9:30 PM *Manhattan Melodrama* (1934) Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy. Dir:

 

 

W.S. Van Dyke, Cosmopolitan/MGM 93 min. (p/s)

 

 

11:15 PM *Red Dust* (1932) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Mary Astor. Dir: Victor Fleming,

 

 

MGM 73 min. (p/s)

 

 

12:30 AM *Wife vs. Secretary* (1936) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow. Dir: Clarence Brown, MGM 85 min. (p/s)

 

 

2 AM *Sporting Blood* (1931) Clark Gable, Ernest Torrence, Madge Evans. Dir: Charles Brabin, MGM 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:30 AM *Band of Angels* (1957) Clark Gable, Yvonne DeCarlo, Sidney Poitier. Dir: Raoul Walsh, Warner Brothers 125 min. (p/s)

 

 

5:45 AM *Soldier of Fortune* (1955) Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie. Dir:

 

 

Edward Dmytrk, 20^th^ Century Fox 96 min. (p/s)

 

 

**

 

 

*Tuesday, June 11, 2013*

 

 

**

 

 

*Directed by Sam Wood*

 

 

7:30 AM *Stamboul Quest* (1934) Myrna Loy, George Brent, Lionel Atwill. Dir:

 

 

Sam Wood, MGM, 90 min. (p/s)

 

 

9 AM *Raffles* (1939) David Niven, Olivia DeHavilland, Dame May Whitty. Dir:

 

 

Sam Wood, United Artists 72 min (p/s)

 

 

10:15 AM *Kings Row* (1942) Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan Ann Sheridan.

 

 

Dir: Sam Wood, Warner Brothers 127 min. (p/s)

 

 

12:30 PM *Madame X* (1937) Gladys George, Warren William, John Beal.

 

 

Dir: Sam Wood, MGM 72 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*100 Challenge*

 

 

*1913 Babies*

 

 

1:45 PM *This Gun For Hire* (1942) *Alan Ladd*, Robert Preston, Veronica Lake.

 

 

Dir: Frank Tutt

 

 

3:15 PMLadies In Love (1936) Loretta Young*, Janet Gaynor, Constance Bennett.

 

 

Dir: Edward Griffith, 20^th^ Century Fox 97 min. (p/s)

 

 

5 PM *Bulldog Drummond’s Revenge* (1938) *John Howard*, John Barrymore, Reginald Denny. Dir: Louis King, Paramount 55 min. Premiere

 

 

6 PM *Witness For the Prosecution* (1957) *Tyrone Power*, Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Dir: Billy Wilder, United Artists 115 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ann Sheridan*

 

 

8 PM *Little Miss Thoroughbred* (1938) Ann Sheridan, John Litel, Frank McHugh.

 

 

Dir: John Farrow, Warner Brothers 65 min. Premiere

 

 

9:15 PM *Torrid Zone* (1940) Ann Sheridan, James Cagney, Pat O’Brien. Dir:

 

 

William Keighley, Warner Brothers 87 min. (p/s)

 

 

10:45 PM *Nora Prentiss* (1947) Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Robert Alda. Dir:

 

 

Vincent Sherman, Warner Brothers 110 min. (p/s)

 

 

12:45 AM *The Man Who Came To Dinner* (1942) Ann Sheridan, Bette Davis, Monty Woolley. Dir: William Keighley 112 min. (p/s)

 

 

2:45 AM *The Unfaithful* (1947) Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, Zachary Scott. Dir: Vincent Sherman, Warner Brothers 110 min. (p/s)

 

 

4:45 AM *The Patient in Room 18* (1938) Ann Sheridan, Patric Knowles. Dir: Bobby Connolly/Walter Crane, Warner Brothers 60 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Wednesday, June 12, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

6 AM *Random Harvest* (1942) Ronald Coleman, Greer Garson, Susan Peters. Dir:

 

Mervyn LeRoy, MGM 128 min. (p/s)

 

 

8:15 AM *Lured* (1947) George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Sir. Cedric Hardwicke. Dir:

 

 

Douglas Sirk, United Artists 102 min. (p/s)

 

 

10 AM *Possessed* (1941) Raymond Massey, Joan Crawford, Van Heflin. Dir: Curtis

 

 

Bernhardt Warner Brothers 109 min. (p/s)

 

 

12 PM *Desiree* (1954) Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie. Dir: Henry Koster, 20^th^ Century Fox 110 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Stop The Presses!!*

 

 

2 PM *Five Star Final* (1931) Edward G. Robinson, Aline MacMahon, Marian Marsh.

 

 

Dir: Mervyn LeRoy, First National 89 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:30 PM *Front Page Woman* (1935) Bette Davis, George Brent, Roscoe Karns. Dir:

 

 

Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 82 min. (p/s)

 

 

5 PM *Nothing Sacred* (1937) Carole Lombard, Fredric March. Dir: William Wellman,

 

 

Selznick International 75 min. (p/s)

 

 

6:15 PM *His Girl Friday* (1940) Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Howard Hawks, Columbia 92 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

8 PM *The Thin Man* (1934) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan.

 

 

Dir: W.S. Van Dyke, MGM 91 min. (p/s)

 

 

9:45 PM *Torchy Blane, The Adventurous Blonde* (1937) Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy. Dir: Frank MacDonald, Warner Brothers 60 min. (p/s)

 

 

10:45 PM *The Saint In London* (1939) George Sanders, Sally Gray. Dir: John Paddy

 

 

Carstairs, RKO 70 min. (p/s)

 

 

12 AM *Charlie Chan In Paris* (1935) Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Erik Rhodes. Dir:

 

 

Lewis Seiler, 20^th^ Century Fox 70 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:30 *AM Penguin Pool Murder* (1932) Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Robert Armstrong. Dir: George Archainbaud, RKO 70 min. (p/s)

 

 

3 AM *The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt* (1939) Warren William, Ida Lupino, Virginia Weidler.

 

 

Dir: Peter Godfrey, Columbia 65 min. (p/s)

 

 

4:14 AM *Meet Boston ***** (1941) Chester Morris, Rochelle Hudson. Dir: Robert Florey, Columbia 61 min. (p/s)

 

 

5:30 AM *The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes* (1939) Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce,

 

 

Ida Lupino. Dir: Alfred L. Werker, 20th Century Fox 81 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Thursday, June 13, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*Costumes by Dolly Tree*

 

 

7 AM *Tale of Two Cities* (1935) Ronald Coleman, Elizabeth Allen, Edna May Oliver.

 

 

Dir: Jack Conway, MGM 120 min. p/s

 

 

9 AM *Too* *Hot To Handle* (1938) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Jack Conway, MGM 106 min. (p/s)

 

 

11 AM *Yellow Jack* (1938) Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce, Lewis Stone. Dir:

 

 

George Seitz, MGM 83 min. (p/s)

 

 

12:30 PM *Society Lawyer* (1939) Walter Pidgeon, Virginia Bruce, Leo Carrillo. Dir:

 

 

Edwin L. Marin, MGM 78 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Playing Against Type*

 

 

2 PM *Another Thin Man* (1939) William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart. Dir:

 

 

W.S. Van Dyke, MGM 105 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:45 PM *Double Indemnity* (1944) Barbara Stanwyck, Fred McMurray, Edward G. Robinson. Dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount 106 min. (p/s)

 

 

5:45 PM *That Forsyte Woman* (1949) Errol Flynn, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon.

 

 

Dir: Compton Bennett, MGM 112 min. (p/s)

 

 

**

 

 

*Screenplay by Julius J. and/or Philip G. Epstein*

 

 

8 PM *Arsenic and Old Lace* (1944) Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey.

 

 

Dir: Frank Capra, Warner Brothers 118 min. (p/s)

 

 

10 PM *Mr. Skeffington* (1944) Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel. Dir: Vincent Sherman, Warner Brothers 146 min. (p/s)

 

 

12:30 AM *Secrets of An Actress* (1938) Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, George Brent. Dir:

 

 

William Keighley, Warner Brothers 70 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:45 AM *Little Big Shot* (1935) Sybil Jason, Glenda Farrell, Robert Armstrong. Dir:

 

 

Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:15 AM *The Last Time I Saw Paris* (1954) Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Richard Brooks, MGM 116 min. (p/s)

 

 

5:15 AM *Saturdays Children* (1940) John Garfield, Anne Shirley, Claude Rains.

 

 

Dir: Vincent Sherman, Warner Brothers 101 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Friday, June 14, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*Angels of Mercy*

 

 

7:15 AM *Registered Nurse* (1934) Bebe Daniels, Lyle Talbot, John Halliday. Dir: Robert Florey, First National 62 min. (p/s)

 

 

8:30 AM *Night Nurse* (1931) Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, Ben Lyon. Dir: William Wellman, Warner Brothers 72 min. (p/s)

 

 

9:45 AM *Vigil In The Night* (1940) Carole Lombard, Brian Aherne, Anne Shirley. Dir:

 

 

George Stevens, RKO 96 min. (p/s)

 

 

11:45 AM *So Proudly We Hail* (1943) Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake. Dir: Mark Sandrich, Paramount 126 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ricardo Cortez*

 

 

2 PM *The Case of the Black Cat* (1936) Ricardo Cortez, June Travis, Jane Bryan.

 

 

Dir: William McGann, Warner Brothers 62 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:15 PM *Thirteen Women* (1932) Irene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, Myrna Loy.

 

 

Dir: George Archainbaub, RKO 74 min. (p/s)

 

 

4:30 PM *Special Agent* (1935) Bette Davis, George Brent, Ricardo Cortez. Dir: William Keighley, Warner Brothers 78 min. (p/s)

 

 

6 PM *The Last Hurrah* (1958) Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Pat O'Brien, Ricardo Cortez. Dir: John Ford, Columbia 120 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Directed by Michael Curtiz*

 

 

8 PM *Casablanca* (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir:

 

 

Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 99 min. (p/s)

 

 

10 PM *Mildred Pierce* (1945) Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Eve Arden. Dir:

 

 

Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 109 min. (p/s)

 

 

11:45 PM *The Unsuspected* (1947) Claude Rains, Joan Caufield, Audrey Totter.

 

 

Dir: Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 103 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:15 AM *The Kennel Murder Case* (1933) William Powell, Mary Astor, Ralph Morgan.

 

 

Dir: Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 73 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Underground*

 

 

2:30 AM *The Brain From Planet Arous* (1957) John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller. Dir: Nathan Hertz, Howco International 70 min. Premiere

 

 

3:45 AM *The Mole People* (1956) John Agar, Hugh Beaumont, Cynthia Patrick.

 

 

Dir: Virgil Vogel, Universal 78 min. Premiere

 

 

 

 

 

*Saturday, June 15, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Allen Jenkins*

 

 

5:15 AM *The Mind Reader* (1933) Warren William, Allen Jenkins, Constance Cummings. Dir: Roy Del Ruth, First National, 69 min. (p/s)

 

 

6:30 AM *Employees Entrance* (1933) Warren William, Loretta Young, Allen Jenkins.

 

 

Dir: Roy Del Ruth, Warner Brothers 74 min. (p/s)

 

 

7:45 AM *A Slight Case of Murder* (1938) Edward G. Robinson, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins. Dir: Lloyd Bacon, Warner Brothers 85 (p/s)

 

 

9:15 AM *The Gay Falcon* (1941) George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Allen Jenkins.

 

 

Dir: Irving Reis, RKO 66 min. (p/s)

 

 

10:30 AM *The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse* (1938) Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor,

 

 

Allen Jenkins. Dir: Anatole Litvak, Warner Brothers 87 (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ann Dvorak*

 

 

12 PM *Three on a Match* (1932) Ann Dvorak, Warren William, Joan Blondell.

 

 

Dir: Mervyn LeRoy, Warner Brothers 63 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:15 PM *The Strange Love of Molly Louvain* (1932) Ann Dvorak, Lee Tracy,

 

 

Richard Cromwell. Dir: Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers, 70 min. (p/s)

 

 

2:30 PM *Heat Lighting* (1934) Ann Dvorak, Aline MacMahon, Preston Foster.

 

 

Dir: Mervyn LeRoy, Warner Brothers 63 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:45 PM *Out of the Blue* (1947) Ann Dvorak, George Brent, Virginia Mayo.

 

 

Dir: Leigh Jason, Eagle-Lion Films 86 min. Premiere

 

 

5:15 PM *Girls of the Road* (1940) Ann Dvorak, Lola Lane, Helen Mack.

 

 

Dir: Nicke Grinde, Columbia 60 min. (p/s)

 

 

6:15 PM *Flame of the Barbary Coast* (1945) Ann Dvorak, John Wayne, William

 

 

Frawley. Dir: Joseph Kane, Republic Pictures 91 min. Premiere

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to 20th Century Fox*

 

 

8 PM *Laura* (1944) Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb. Dir: Otto Preminger,

 

 

20th Century Fox 88 min. Premiere *TCM ESSENTIAL*

 

 

9:30 PM *All About Eve* (1950) Bette Davis, Ann Baxter, George Sanders, Thelma Ritter. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz , 20th Century Fox 138 min. (p/s)

 

 

11:30 PM *Gentlemen Prefer Blondes* (1953) Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn. Dir: Howard Hawks, 20th Century Fox 91 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:15 AM *Daddy Long Legs* (1955) Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Thelma Ritter. Dir:

 

 

Jean Negulesco, 20th Century Fox 126 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:30 AM *The Little Colonel* (1935) Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable.

 

 

Dir: David Butler, 20th Century Fox 81 min. (p/s)

 

 

5 AM *Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm* (1938) Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley. Dir: Allan Dwan, 20th Century Fox 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes from Lydecker . . .

 

 

 

 

 

First of all, thanks for the opportunity to do this. I had such fun and I really could

 

 

have done multiple weeks since I had so many folks I wanted to salute and so

 

 

many themes I wanted to highlight. (Saving them for future TCM Programming Challenges!)

 

 

 

 

 

As you will quickly see, this schedule is overwhelmingly 1930's and 1940's-centric. This is by design since those are, by far, my favorite decades of classic films. In regards to

 

 

salutes, I tried to honor some of the "behind the scenes" folks, like set designers,

 

 

costumers and writers as well as favorite actors. I deliberately chose a week which

 

 

did not lend itself to obvious programming needs (holidays or actor birthdays) so

 

 

I would have more flexibility in scheduling. Please forgive any typos or mistakes.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

*SOTM:* Clark Gable

 

 

*TCM Spotlight:* Great Movie Detectives

 

 

*TCM Imports*: Ossessione (1943) and Murderers Among Us (1946)

 

 

*Silent Sunday:* Metropolis (1927) and Sherlock, Jr. (1924)

 

 

*The Essentials:* Laura (1944)

 

 

*TCM Underground:* The Brain From Planet Arous (1957) and The Mole People (1956)

 

 

*TCM Premieres:*

 

 

Trading Places (1983)

 

 

Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1938)

 

 

Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938)

 

 

Charlie Chan In Paris (1935)

 

 

The Brain From Planet Arous (1957)

 

 

The Mole People (1956)

 

 

Out Of The Blue (1947)

 

 

Flame of the Barbary Coast (1945)

 

 

 

 

 

Stats:

 

 

 

 

 

1920's - 3

 

 

1930's - 52

 

 

1940's - 34

 

 

1950's - 14

 

 

1980's - 1

 

 

 

 

 

*"All Things Considered, I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia."*

 

 

 

 

 

I could do no better than to start my week with the film

 

 

which got me hooked on classic films, a movie I never tire

 

 

of watching, "The Philadelphia Story." Encouraged at age 7

 

 

by my mother to come into what was known as the "TV room"

 

 

and check out this movie, this was the beginning of a beautiful

 

 

friendship between me and the wonderful films of the 1930's,

 

 

1940's and (to a lesser extent) the 1950's. In fact, I was so

 

 

impressed by “The Philadelphia Story” that I decided to learn

 

 

more about its author, Philip Barry and years later, I ended

 

 

up doing my master’s thesis on his entire body of plays. "Trading Places"

 

 

has the double distinction of being not just a TCM Premiere

 

 

(and another of my favorites!) but also being the ONLY film

 

 

in my entire schedule which dates beyond the 1950's. Rounding

 

 

out this group of films is "Kitty Foyle" and another huge favorite

 

 

of mine, "The Young Philadelphians."

 

 

 

 

 

*Art Direction by Anton Grot*

 

 

I have long admired this Warner Brothers art director.

 

 

I've tried to illustrate his versatility with films ranging from pre-code

 

 

delights to musicals and action/adventure classics.

 

 

 

 

 

*Letters . . .We Get Letters.*

 

 

How often does a hero or heroine in a classic movie get in

 

 

trouble because of some pesky letters which (in the wrong hands)

 

 

can lead to extreme angst and often death? Here are 3 great examples

 

 

of filmic "letter conundrums"

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Silent Sunday*

 

 

"Metropolis" was chosen as a feast for the eyes and also for being directed by the incredible Fritz Lang. "Sherlock, Jr". was chosen, not only for Buster Keaton's genius, but as a subtle "tip of the hat" to my TCM Spotlight, Great Movie Detectives.

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Import*

 

 

I was fascinated by the fact that "Ossessione" was based on James. M. Cain's

 

 

"The Postman Rings Twice." I was equally intrigued by "Murderers Among Us"

 

 

which dealt with themes of post war trauma and guilt. Both films are noteworthy as early examples of the resumption of independent (as opposed to government controlled) filmmaking in post war Germany and Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

*Three Grand Old Gentlemen* -- C. Aubrey Smith, Lewis Stone and Henry Stephenson

 

 

This is a special salute to 3 great gentlemen actors who make me smile each and

 

 

every time they appear in a film. Consummate pros, they make everyone around them

 

 

look better.

 

 

 

 

 

*The Lady Eve (Arden, that is!)*

 

 

What can I say? I love Eve Arden and while I could have chosen a dozen films,

 

 

I went with one from each decade of her work. She is the best!

 

 

 

 

 

*SOTM -- Clark Gable*

 

 

I considered my SOTM carefully and could have gone many different ways.

 

 

(Glenda Farrell and Mary Astor were both "finalists" in my SOTM selection process.)

 

 

Gable, to me, is a star who traversed the decades and never lost his glamour, his

 

 

charisma, his professionalism. Who else could have played the romantic lead

 

 

with Harlow in 1932 and still be able to fill that same role 20 years later with Grace Kelly. Also, at the beginning of his career, he played a great heel! Who could resist a bad

 

 

guy named Ace Wilfong?

 

 

 

 

 

*Directed by Sam Wood*

 

 

When I used to think of Sam Wood, I always thought of him as that

 

 

"fill-in" director used on GWTW. Not so! His range is amazing and I have tried

 

 

to illustrate that in my selections of his films.

 

 

 

 

 

*100 Challenge*

 

 

Lots of ways to go on this one but I decided to salute

 

 

multiple centenarians -- Alan Ladd, Loretta Young,

 

 

John Howard and Tyrone Power.

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ann Sheridan*

 

 

What can I say?? I LOVE Ann Sheridan. The quintessential

 

 

Warner Brothers actress (smart, funny, stylish) she could definitely

 

 

hold her own with the big boys (Cagney, Flynn, Bogart, Raft) AND

 

 

Queen of the WB lot, Bette Davis.

 

 

 

 

 

*Great Voices*

 

 

I've chosen actors whose voices have the power to mesmerize

 

 

and seduce. Coleman, Hardwicke and Massey are obvious

 

 

choices but I have also selected Michael Rennie, whose

 

 

ability to vocally charm and command: "Klaatu barada nikto"

 

 

(Hell, he saved the whole damn world!) has always impressed

 

 

me.

 

 

 

 

 

*Stop The Presses!!*

 

 

Has every great star played a reporter/editor at one time or another?

 

 

I think so and nobody has done it better than the likes of Edward

 

 

G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Fredric March, Cary Grant and Rosalind

 

 

Russell. "Three Star Final" still gives me chills every time I watch it.

 

 

Great for the debut of the incredible Aline MacMahon, this movie

 

 

absolutely pulls no punches.

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Spotlight -- Great Movie Detectives*

 

 

This was a total no-brainer. My favorite film of all time is

 

 

"The Thin Man" and I could think of no better way to spend

 

 

an evening (and late night) watching the great movie detectives.

 

 

Most of them are here: Nick Charles, Torchy Blane, Simon Templar,

 

 

Charlie Chan, Hildegarde Withers, The Lone Wolf, Boston **** and,

 

 

of course, the inimitable Sherlock Holmes. I only wished I had time to include a few more in my schedule including: Sam Spade, Mr. Moto, Philo Vance and Michael Shayne.

 

 

 

 

 

*Costumes by Dolly Tree*

 

 

OK. So she wasn't Adrian. But, anyone who has ever

 

 

watched Myrna Loy in any MGM film knows what

 

 

a pro Dolly Tree was. From costume dramas to

 

 

to contemporary films of the 1930's and 1940's,

 

 

Dolly, an unsung talent, made everybody look great.

 

 

 

 

 

*Playing Against Type*

 

 

Take nice guys like Jimmy Stewart and Fred MacMurray

 

 

and turn them into killers. What could be better than that?

 

 

Then, take the charming devil-may-care Errol Flynn and

 

 

turn him into a cold, repressed jerk. That, ladies and gentleman

 

 

is called "playing against type" and only the most talented stars

 

 

could do it and do it well.

 

 

 

 

 

*Screenplay by Julius J. and/or Philip G. Epstein*

 

 

One of my favorite Hollywood stories is the one about

 

 

the Epsteins, driving around town, trying to figure

 

 

out how the hell to get their hero, Rick Blaine, out from

 

 

under a potential murder rap in "Casablanca." And, then,

 

 

like a bolt from the blue it came to them -- "Round up the

 

 

usual suspects." I worship these guys and have tried

 

 

to choose a wide range of the screenplays penned by

 

 

them individually and together.

 

 

 

 

 

*Angels of Mercy*

 

 

Take a glamorous star, put her in a nurse's

 

 

uniform and, presto, you have an instant

 

 

heroine. I love all these films, especially,

 

 

"So Proudly We Hail" which was a movie

 

 

which opened my childhood eyes to the fact

 

 

that there were also brave WOMEN going

 

 

to war. I also love Carole Lombard's performance

 

 

in "Vigil in the Night." Talk about playing against

 

 

type!

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ricardo Cortez*

 

 

I have always found Ricardo Cortez fascinating.

 

 

Sometimes the hero, sometimes the villain,

 

 

Ricardo Cortez was what one might call a "Hollywood

 

 

reliable" who hung in there giving credible performances

 

 

in 98 films.

 

 

 

 

 

*Directed by Michael Curtiz*

 

 

I don't care how many actors hated him -- he

 

 

made them look great! Michael Curtiz is an

 

 

ongoing crusade of mine -- Why does everyone

 

 

remember Cukor, Ford, Hitchcock and nobody

 

 

seems to remember Michael Curtiz?? He could (and did)

 

 

do it all. Who else could make "The Sea Hawk," "Yankee

 

 

Doodle Dandy," "Casablanca," "The Adventures of Robin

 

 

Hood" and "The Charge of the Light Brigade??" Action/adventures,

 

 

westerns, comedies, dramas, musicals -- his range has never

 

 

been equaled IMHO. I was very conflicted about choosing

 

 

films for Curtiz. To go with the classics or not?? Well,

 

 

I simply could not have a Curtiz Tribute without

 

 

"Casablanca" or "Mildred Pierce" so, deal with it!

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Underground*

 

 

What can you say about a movie in which the dog has more brains

 

 

and charisma than the leading man? "Brain From Planet Arous"

 

 

may or may not be considered a cult movie but it sure should be. Alien

 

 

ballonhead villains, possessed humans with flashing eyes which can blow

 

 

things (and people) away AND John Agar. My, how the mighty have fallen.

 

 

Once starring in John Ford films and now this? This movie is a scream

 

 

 

 

 

"The Mole People" is an obvious choice. (Get it?? TCM UNDERGROUND??? Moles??? Big laughs.) Anyway . . . After I had chosen it, I saw that another

 

 

person had also chosen this for a TCM Underground selection but, still, I have

 

 

decided to stick with it. Another John Agar "classic," "The Mole People" features

 

 

all the best 50's sci-fi stuff: archeologists, mutants and really bad acting.

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Allen Jenkins*

 

 

After a night of mutants and alien brains, I decided to shift gears and salute sublime funnyman, Allen Jenkins. Allen Jenkins is "must see" for me. If his name is in the credits, I will be watching or taping. Always the comic relief, he steals every scene

 

 

he is in and, because of his incredible talent, had a career that lasted way past

 

 

glory days of the studio system into television and films in the 1960's and 1970's. I'd program an entire day of Allen Jenkins if I could.

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ann Dvorak*

 

 

What a talent. She shows up on the screen with that voice and those eyes

 

 

and I cannot turn away. Ann Dvorak should have been a bigger star than

 

 

Bette Davis but it didn't happen due to the choices Ann made. Still, for classic

 

 

movie lovers, she is a constant surprise and delight.

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to 20th Century Fox*

 

 

Probably my first prime time exposure to classic films was "Saturday Night at the

 

 

Movies" which aired on the NBC affiliate in my home town. Saturday night after

 

 

Saturday night, great 20th Century Fox films ran from 9 - 11 PM and added to

 

 

my classic film education. I long lamented the absence of 20th Century Fox movies on TCM so I was delighted when, in recent years, many of those great films started showing up on the TCM schedule. Despite the fact that these 2 films show up fairly often on TCM, I could not resist programming 2 of my Fox favorites -- "All About Eve" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" along with 2 Shirley Temple films. After all, the moppet deserves some attention since it was she who saved the studio "back in the day."

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Essential*

 

 

The first film in my salute to 20th Century Fox is also my TCM Essential --

 

 

"Laura." All of the ingredients that work together to make an essential film

 

 

are present here. Great actors who complement one another, brilliant direction, stunning cinematography, witty dialogue , a beautiful score and one of the most

 

 

memorable sound film acting debuts in movie history. Clifton Webb's Waldo Lydecker is at once elegant, sardonic, scary and wise. Only slightly less memorable are the performances of the other members of the cast -- the incomparably beautiful Gene Tierney in one of the best performances of her career, along with Dana Andrews, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. Who could not love a movie with lines like: "I should be sincerely sorry to see my neighbor's children devoured by wolves" and "I don't know a lot about anything but I know a little about practically everything." Yet, as stylish and beautiful as the film is, it would not hold together, not be an essential, without a great, great story. At the end of the day, "Laura" is, in addition to everything else, an intriguing "whodunnit" which keeps the viewer guessing from start to finish.

 

 

 

 

 

*Sunday, June 9, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*"All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."*

 

 

6 AM *The Philadelphia Story* (1940) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart. Dir: George Cukor, MGM 112 min. (p/s)

 

 

8 AM *Kitty Foyle* (1940) Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig. Dir: Sam Wood,

 

 

RKO, 105 min. (p/s)

 

 

9:45 AM *The Young Philadelphians* (1959) Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Robert Vaughn. Dir: Vincent Sherman, Warner Brothers 136 min. (p/s)

 

 

11:45 AM *Trading Places* (1983) Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis.

 

 

Dir: John Landis, Paramount Pictures 106 min. Premiere

 

 

 

 

 

*Art Direction by Anton Grot*

 

 

1 PM *One Way Passage* (1932) William Powell, Kay Francis, Aline MacMahon.

 

 

Dir: Tay Garnett, Warner Brothers 67 min. (p/s)

 

 

2:15 PM *Baby Face* (1933) Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook.

 

 

Dir: Alfred E. Green, Warner Brothers 71 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:30 PM *Gold Diggers of 1933* (1933) Warren William, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell.

 

 

Dir: Mervyn LeRoy, Warner Brothers 90 min. (p/s)

 

 

5 PM *Mandalay* (1934) Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Warner Oland. Dir: Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 65 min. (p/s)

 

 

6:15 PM *The Sea Hawk* (1940) Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains. Dir:

 

 

Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 127 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Letters . . .We Get Letters.*

 

 

8 PM *The Letter* (1940) Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson. Dir:

 

 

William Wyler, Warner Brothers 95 minutes (p/s)

 

 

9:45 PM *A Letter To Three Wives* (1949) Jean Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Southern.

 

 

Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 20th Century Fox 101 minutes (p/s)

 

 

11 PM *Evelyn Prentice* (1934) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Una Merkel. Dir: William

 

 

K. Howard, MGM 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Silent Sunday*

 

 

12:30 AM *Metropolis* (1927) Brigette Helm, Alfred Aber. Dir: Fritz Lang, UFA Filmverleih 152 min. Exempt

 

 

2 AM *Sherlock, Jr*. (1924) Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane. Dir:

 

 

Buster Keaton, Buster Keaton Productions-MGM 51 min. Exempt

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Import*

 

 

3 AM *Ossessione* (1943) Clara Calmari, Massimo Girotti. Dir: Luchiono Visconti

 

 

Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane 140 min. Exempt

 

 

4:45 AM *Murderers Among Us* (1946) Ernst Wilhelm Borchet, Hildegard Knef.

 

 

Dir: Wolfgang Staudte, Deutsche Film-Atkiengensellschaft 85 min. Exempt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Monday, June 10, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*Three Grand Old Gentlemen (C. Aubrey Smith, Lewis Stone, Henry Stephenson)*

 

 

6:15 AM *Little Lord Fauntleroy* (1936) C. Aubrey Smith, Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello. Dir: John Cromwell, Selznick International 102 min. (p/s)

 

 

8 AM *Five Came Back* (1939) C. Aubrey Smith, Chester Morris, Lucille Ball. Dir: John Farrow, RKO 74 min. (p/s)

 

 

9:15 AM *The Unguarded Hour* (1936) Lewis Stone, Loretta Young, Franchot Tone. Dir: Sam Wood, MGM 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

10:45 AM *Their Own Desire* (1929) Lewis Stone, Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery.

 

 

Dir: E. Mason Hopper MGM 65 min. (p/s)

 

 

12 PM *The Animal Kingdom* (1932) Henry Stephenson, Ann Harding, Leslie Howard.

 

 

Dir: Edward H. Griffith, RKO 90 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:30 PM *The Mystery of Mr. X* (1934) Henry Stephenson, Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allen. Dir; Edgar Selwyn, MGM 85 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*The Lady Eve (Arden, that is.)*

 

 

2:45 PM *Stage Door* (1937) Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Eve Arden. Dir:

 

 

Gregory LaCava, RKO 92 min. (p/s)

 

 

4:30 PM *The Dough Girls* (1944) Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Eve Arden. Dir: James V. Kern, Warner Brothers 10 min. (p/s)

 

 

6:30 PM *Our Miss Brooks* (1956) Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Don Porter. Dir: Al Lewis,

 

 

Warner Brothers 85 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Star of the Month -- Clark Gable*

 

 

8 PM *A Free Soul* (1931) Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, Norma Shearer. Dir: Clarence Brown, MGM 90 min. (p/s)

 

 

9:30 PM *Manhattan Melodrama* (1934) Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy. Dir:

 

 

W.S. Van Dyke, Cosmopolitan/MGM 93 min. (p/s)

 

 

11:15 PM *Red Dust* (1932) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Mary Astor. Dir: Victor Fleming,

 

 

MGM 73 min. (p/s)

 

 

12:30 AM *Wife vs. Secretary* (1936) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow. Dir: Clarence Brown, MGM 85 min. (p/s)

 

 

2 AM *Sporting Blood* (1931) Clark Gable, Ernest Torrence, Madge Evans. Dir: Charles Brabin, MGM 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:30 AM *Band of Angels* (1957) Clark Gable, Yvonne DeCarlo, Sidney Poitier. Dir: Raoul Walsh, Warner Brothers 125 min. (p/s)

 

 

5:45 AM *Soldier of Fortune* (1955) Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie. Dir:

 

 

Edward Dmytrk, 20^th^ Century Fox 96 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Tuesday, June 11, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*Directed by Sam Wood*

 

 

7:30 AM *Stamboul Quest* (1934) Myrna Loy, George Brent, Lionel Atwill. Dir:

 

 

Sam Wood, MGM, 90 min. (p/s)

 

 

9 AM *Raffles* (1939) David Niven, Olivia DeHavilland, Dame May Whitty. Dir:

 

 

Sam Wood, United Artists 72 min (p/s)

 

 

10:15 AM *Kings Row* (1942) Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan Ann Sheridan.

 

 

Dir: Sam Wood, Warner Brothers 127 min. (p/s)

 

 

12:30 PM *Madame X* (1937) Gladys George, Warren William, John Beal.

 

 

Dir: Sam Wood, MGM 72 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*100 Challenge*

 

 

*1913 Babies*

 

 

1:45 PM *This Gun For Hire* (1942) *Alan Ladd*, Robert Preston, Veronica Lake.

 

 

Dir: Frank Tuttle, Paramount 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:15 PM *Ladies In Love (1936) Loretta Young*, Janet Gaynor, Constance Bennett.

 

 

Dir: Edward Griffith, 20^th^ Century Fox 97 min. (p/s)

 

 

5 PM *Bulldog Drummond’s Revenge* (1938) *John Howard*, John Barrymore, Reginald Denny. Dir: Louis King, Paramount 55 min. Premiere

 

 

6 PM *Witness For the Prosecution* (1957) *Tyrone Power*, Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Dir: Billy Wilder, United Artists 115 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ann Sheridan*

 

 

8 PM *Little Miss Thoroughbred* (1938) Ann Sheridan, John Litel, Frank McHugh.

 

 

Dir: John Farrow, Warner Brothers 65 min. Premiere

 

 

9:15 PM *Torrid Zone* (1940) Ann Sheridan, James Cagney, Pat O’Brien. Dir:

 

 

William Keighley, Warner Brothers 87 min. (p/s)

 

 

10:45 PM *Nora Prentiss* (1947) Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Robert Alda. Dir:

 

 

Vincent Sherman, Warner Brothers 110 min. (p/s)

 

 

12:45 AM *The Man Who Came To Dinner* (1942) Ann Sheridan, Bette Davis, Monty Woolley. Dir: William Keighley 112 min. (p/s)

 

 

2:45 AM *The Unfaithful* (1947) Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, Zachary Scott. Dir: Vincent Sherman, Warner Brothers 110 min. (p/s)

 

 

4:45 AM *The Patient in Room 18* (1938) Ann Sheridan, Patric Knowles. Dir: Bobby Connolly/Walter Crane, Warner Brothers 60 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Wednesday, June 12, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*Great Voices -- (Coleman, Hardwicke, Massey and Rennie)*

 

 

6 AM *Random Harvest* (1942) Ronald Coleman, Greer Garson, Susan Peters. Dir:

 

 

Mervyn LeRoy, MGM 128 min. (p/s)

 

 

8:15 AM *Lured* (1947) George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Sir. Cedric Hardwicke. Dir:

 

 

Douglas Sirk, United Artists 102 min. (p/s)

 

 

10 AM *Possessed* (1941) Raymond Massey, Joan Crawford, Van Heflin. Dir: Curtis

 

 

Bernhardt Warner Brothers 109 min. (p/s)

 

 

12 PM *Desiree* (1954) Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie. Dir: Henry Koster, 20^th^ Century Fox 110 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Stop The Presses!!*

 

 

2 PM *Five Star Final* (1931) Edward G. Robinson, Aline MacMahon, Marian Marsh.

 

 

Dir: Mervyn LeRoy, First National 89 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:30 PM *Front Page Woman* (1935) Bette Davis, George Brent, Roscoe Karns. Dir:

 

 

Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 82 min. (p/s)

 

 

5 PM *Nothing Sacred* (1937) Carole Lombard, Fredric March. Dir: William Wellman,

 

 

Selznick International 75 min. (p/s)

 

 

6:15 PM *His Girl Friday* (1940) Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Howard Hawks, Columbia 92 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Spotlight -- Great Movie Detectives*

 

 

8 PM *The Thin Man* (1934) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan.

 

 

Dir: W.S. Van Dyke, MGM 91 min. (p/s)

 

 

9:45 PM *Torchy Blane, The Adventurous Blonde* (1937) Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy. Dir: Frank MacDonald, Warner Brothers 60 min. (p/s)

 

 

10:45 PM *The Saint In London* (1939) George Sanders, Sally Gray. Dir: John Paddy

 

 

Carstairs, RKO 70 min. (p/s)

 

 

12 AM *Charlie Chan In Paris* (1935) Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Erik Rhodes. Dir:

 

 

Lewis Seiler, 20^th^ Century Fox 70 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:30 *AM Penguin Pool Murder* (1932) Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Robert Armstrong. Dir: George Archainbaud, RKO 70 min. (p/s)

 

 

3 AM *The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt* (1939) Warren William, Ida Lupino, Virginia Weidler.

 

 

Dir: Peter Godfrey, Columbia 65 min. (p/s)

 

 

4:14 AM *Meet Boston ***** (1941) Chester Morris, Rochelle Hudson. Dir: Robert Florey, Columbia 61 min. (p/s)

 

 

5:30 AM *The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes* (1939) Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce,

 

 

Ida Lupino. Dir: Alfred L. Werker, 20th Century Fox 81 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Thursday, June 13, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*Costumes by Dolly Tree*

 

 

7 AM *Tale of Two Cities* (1935) Ronald Coleman, Elizabeth Allen, Edna May Oliver.

 

 

Dir: Jack Conway, MGM 120 min. p/s

 

 

9 AM *Too* *Hot To Handle* (1938) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Jack Conway, MGM 106 min. (p/s)

 

 

11 AM *Yellow Jack* (1938) Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce, Lewis Stone. Dir:

 

 

George Seitz, MGM 83 min. (p/s)

 

 

12:30 PM *Society Lawyer* (1939) Walter Pidgeon, Virginia Bruce, Leo Carrillo. Dir:

 

 

Edwin L. Marin, MGM 78 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Playing Against Type*

 

 

2 PM *Another Thin Man* (1939) William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart. Dir:

 

 

W.S. Van Dyke, MGM 105 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:45 PM *Double Indemnity* (1944) Barbara Stanwyck, Fred McMurray, Edward G. Robinson. Dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount 106 min. (p/s)

 

 

5:45 PM *That Forsyte Woman* (1949) Errol Flynn, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon.

 

 

Dir: Compton Bennett, MGM 112 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Screenplay by Julius J. and/or Philip G. Epstein*

 

 

8 PM *Arsenic and Old Lace* (1944) Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey.

 

 

Dir: Frank Capra, Warner Brothers 118 min. (p/s)

 

 

10 PM *Mr. Skeffington* (1944) Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel. Dir: Vincent Sherman, Warner Brothers 146 min. (p/s)

 

 

12:30 AM *Secrets of An Actress* (1938) Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, George Brent. Dir:

 

 

William Keighley, Warner Brothers 70 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:45 AM *Little Big Shot* (1935) Sybil Jason, Glenda Farrell, Robert Armstrong. Dir:

 

 

Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:15 AM *The Last Time I Saw Paris* (1954) Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Richard Brooks, MGM 116 min. (p/s)

 

 

5:15 AM *Saturdays Children* (1940) John Garfield, Anne Shirley, Claude Rains.

 

 

Dir: Vincent Sherman, Warner Brothers 101 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Friday, June 14, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*Angels of Mercy*

 

 

7:15 AM *Registered Nurse* (1934) Bebe Daniels, Lyle Talbot, John Halliday. Dir: Robert Florey, First National 62 min. (p/s)

 

 

8:30 AM *Night Nurse* (1931) Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, Ben Lyon. Dir: William Wellman, Warner Brothers 72 min. (p/s)

 

 

9:45 AM *Vigil In The Night* (1940) Carole Lombard, Brian Aherne, Anne Shirley. Dir:

 

 

George Stevens, RKO 96 min. (p/s)

 

 

11:45 AM *So Proudly We Hail* (1943) Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake. Dir: Mark Sandrich, Paramount 126 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ricardo Cortez*

 

 

2 PM *The Case of the Black Cat* (1936) Ricardo Cortez, June Travis, Jane Bryan.

 

 

Dir: William McGann, Warner Brothers 62 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:15 PM *Thirteen Women* (1932) Irene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, Myrna Loy.

 

 

Dir: George Archainbaub, RKO 74 min. (p/s)

 

 

4:30 PM *Special Agent* (1935) Bette Davis, George Brent, Ricardo Cortez. Dir: William Keighley, Warner Brothers 78 min. (p/s)

 

 

6 PM *The Last Hurrah* (1958) Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Pat O'Brien, Ricardo Cortez. Dir: John Ford, Columbia 120 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Directed by Michael Curtiz*

 

 

8 PM *Casablanca* (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir:

 

 

Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 99 min. (p/s)

 

 

10 PM *Mildred Pierce* (1945) Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Eve Arden. Dir:

 

 

Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 109 min. (p/s)

 

 

11:45 PM *The Unsuspected* (1947) Claude Rains, Joan Caufield, Audrey Totter.

 

 

Dir: Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 103 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:15 AM *The Kennel Murder Case* (1933) William Powell, Mary Astor, Ralph Morgan.

 

 

Dir: Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers 73 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*TCM Underground*

 

 

2:30 AM *The Brain From Planet Arous* (1957) John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller. Dir: Nathan Hertz, Howco International 70 min. Premiere

 

 

3:45 AM *The Mole People* (1956) John Agar, Hugh Beaumont, Cynthia Patrick.

 

 

Dir: Virgil Vogel, Universal 78 min. Premiere

 

 

 

 

 

*Saturday, June 15, 2013*

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Allen Jenkins*

 

 

5:15 AM *The Mind Reader* (1933) Warren William, Allen Jenkins, Constance Cummings. Dir: Roy Del Ruth, First National, 69 min. (p/s)

 

 

6:30 AM *Employees Entrance* (1933) Warren William, Loretta Young, Allen Jenkins.

 

 

Dir: Roy Del Ruth, Warner Brothers 74 min. (p/s)

 

 

7:45 AM *A Slight Case of Murder* (1938) Edward G. Robinson, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins. Dir: Lloyd Bacon, Warner Brothers 85 (p/s)

 

 

9:15 AM *The Gay Falcon* (1941) George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Allen Jenkins.

 

 

Dir: Irving Reis, RKO 66 min. (p/s)

 

 

10:30 AM *The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse* (1938) Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor,

 

 

Allen Jenkins. Dir: Anatole Litvak, Warner Brothers 87 (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to Ann Dvorak*

 

 

12 PM *Three on a Match* (1932) Ann Dvorak, Warren William, Joan Blondell.

 

 

Dir: Mervyn LeRoy, Warner Brothers 63 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:15 PM *The Strange Love of Molly Louvain* (1932) Ann Dvorak, Lee Tracy,

 

 

Richard Cromwell. Dir: Michael Curtiz, Warner Brothers, 70 min. (p/s)

 

 

2:30 PM *Heat Lighting* (1934) Ann Dvorak, Aline MacMahon, Preston Foster.

 

 

Dir: Mervyn LeRoy, Warner Brothers 63 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:45 PM *Out of the Blue* (1947) Ann Dvorak, George Brent, Virginia Mayo.

 

 

Dir: Leigh Jason, Eagle-Lion Films 86 min. Premiere

 

 

5:15 PM *Girls of the Road* (1940) Ann Dvorak, Lola Lane, Helen Mack.

 

 

Dir: Nicke Grinde, Columbia 60 min. (p/s)

 

 

6:15 PM *Flame of the Barbary Coast* (1945) Ann Dvorak, John Wayne, William

 

 

Frawley. Dir: Joseph Kane, Republic Pictures 91 min. Premiere

 

 

 

 

 

*Salute to 20th Century Fox*

 

 

8 PM *Laura* (1944) Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb. Dir: Otto Preminger,

 

 

20th Century Fox 88 min. Premiere *TCM ESSENTIAL*

 

 

9:30 PM *All About Eve* (1950) Bette Davis, Ann Baxter, George Sanders, Thelma Ritter. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz , 20th Century Fox 138 min. (p/s)

 

 

11:30 PM *Gentlemen Prefer Blondes* (1953) Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn. Dir: Howard Hawks, 20th Century Fox 91 min. (p/s)

 

 

1:15 AM *Daddy Long Legs* (1955) Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Thelma Ritter. Dir:

 

 

Jean Negulesco, 20th Century Fox 126 min. (p/s)

 

 

3:30 AM *The Little Colonel* (1935) Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable.

 

 

Dir: David Butler, 20th Century Fox 81 min. (p/s)

 

 

5 AM *Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm* (1938) Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley. Dir: Allan Dwan, 20th Century Fox 80 min. (p/s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lydecker-

This I love! Great to salute so many great behind-the-scenes people, who never get enough credit, as we know. Michael Curtiz is one of my all time favorite directors, right up there with Hitch, WIlder, & Capra--what a range of genres and what a huge list of classics he made (must have been tough to narrow it down)! Clever to honor multiple centerians rather than just one. LURED is a clever pick for you tribute to great voices because other than the man you mentioned, it also has the bewitching voices of George Sanders and Boris Karloff. LAURA is definitely an essential. And I'm glad you scheduled the MOLE PEOPLE for TCM Underground -- maybe now TCM will schedule it. And I love Eve Arden too-- what's not to love? Let me be the first of many (if I am, in fact) to say: Great Job!

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Three great schedules! Lydecker, thank you for joining the fray. It's fun, and you might get to see some of your ideas used.

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Thanks everyone for the kind words. This was truly a challenge but I had such a ball doing it

and know I will be back for next year's challenge. And, what a great time to hold the challenge --

during the Oh-No-Not-Again "31 Days of Oscar."

 

I think the other 2 schedules are very clever. First, I love the idea of matching the Carol Burnett parodies to the films (those CB parodies still hold up!) and "Jobs That Don't Exist Anymore is a brilliant idea!! It must have been so hard to choose films for that them since the possiblities are endless. I so wished I had time to do the "Fictional Character As Guest Programmer" because I did have several ideas about it but, hell "real life" intruded on my doing the"TCM Programming Challenge" and I was forced to abandon doing that part of the challenge.

 

As for the other schedule . . . Woody Allen has long been a favorite of mine so I would be totally

excited about that decision as well as saluting Catherine Deneuve. We so often tend to think of

classic film stars as American film stars but it just isn't so.

 

Can't wait to see the other schedules.

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