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TCM Programming Challenge #24: "O Say Can You See"

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Nice schedule. polecat! I especially like the "Losers" of 1939 topic--some of my favorite movies are there--and the national parks theme.

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I'm not doing a schedule myself this time (I just re-read my last entry from last year, maybe? and I feel I may have embarrassed myself by playing a Dietrich movie EVERY D*MN DAY. sigh ;) ), but if anyone needs an Eglish pub movie, Stage Fright has several pub scenes, which I am aware, is yet another Dietrich movie.

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You're lucky if you've got a full day timed out.


I've got somewhere between 50-60 movies selected and put into various themes, but I haven't even started donig the dirty work of getting prime time to start at 8:00 PM every evening, or even figuring out whaich themes are evening themes.

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LP and obrienmundy: great job on your schedules! obrienmundy-kudos to you for completing your first challenge. You have a wonderful SOTM and Mae West tribute. Your use of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as an Essential was a really good use of the Disney animations. LP- love the 4F Club and National Park Service themes. I knew you'd like the Disney allowance and your Disneyland tribute is terrific.

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Swithin, I'm so glad to see the programming challenge return. I just found it yesterday. I am hoping to submit a schedule but hope that you can clarify something. You mention that shorts can be used and won't count as a premiere. Does this only include shorts from the accepted "TCM libraries" or can we freely use Fox, Paramount and Disney animated shorts?

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Love the schedule especially the choice of Franchot Tone as SOTM.

Jeopardy "movies that begin with a question" is great, too as well as the Advertising theme, Magic and "Gold."


Working on my schedule . . .



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Countess, I was hoping you would return! Haven't seen you around these parts for a while, unless I've been reading the wrong threads...


I stole the line about shorts verbatim, from Capuchin's previous challenge:


"Short films do not count toward the limit on premieres when used to fill up to 15 minutes between feature films."


So, any shorts may be used as "filler." If you programmed one whole evening of shorts that were not "filler", then those that would be premieres would be counted against your quota.


Good luck, we have some interesting schedules shaping up!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014


Happy Birthday Burt Lancaster (don't worry, there'll be more from him later today)


06:00 AM *The Flame and the Arrow* (1950) Warner Bros C-88 Burt Lancaster, Virgina Mayo D: Jacques Tourneur P/S


In Memoriam Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-November 2, 1975)


07:30 AM *Accatone* (1961) Arco Film BW-120 min Franco Citti, Franca Pasut D: Pier Paolo Pasolini P/S


Luchino Visconti Birthday Tribute


09:30 AM *Ossessione* (1943) Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane BW-140 min Clara Calamani, Massimo Girotti P/S

12:00 PM *La Terra Trema* (1948) Universalia Film BW-165 min Antonio Arcidiacono, Giuseppe Arcidiacano D: Luchino Visconti P/S

03:00 PM *Senso* (1954) Lux C-117 min Alida Valli, Farley Granger D; Luchino Visconti P/S

05:00 PM *Rocco and His Brothers* (1960) Titanus BW-177 min Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Giradot D; Luchino Visconti P/S

08:00 PM *The Leopard* (1963) Titanus C-187 min Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon D; Luchino Visconti P/S

11:15 PM *White Nights* (1957) Cinecitta BW-107 min Marcello Mastroianni, Maria Schell, D: Luchino Visconti P/S


Silent Sunday Visconti Tribute Break


01:15 AM (Silent) *Fig Leaves* (1926) Fox BW-71 min Olive Borden, George O'Brien D: Howard Hawks EXEMPT

02:30 AM (Foreign) *Death in Venice* (1971) Alfa Cinematagraphica/Warner C-130 min Dirk Bogarde, Maria Berenson D: Luchino Visconti EXEMPT

04:45 AM (Foreign) *Conversation Piece* (1974) Runconi film C-117 min Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano D: Luchino Visconti EXEMPT


Monday, November 3, 2014


60th Anniversary of the Premiere of Godzilla


06:45 AM *Gojira* (1954) Toho BW-80 min Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi D; Ishiro Honda P/S


Sometimes the nicest people...swim nude, become involved in crime, commit adultery: a celebration of amoral behavior


08:15 AM *Tarzan and his Mate* (1934) MGM BW-104 min Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan D: Cedric Gibbons

10:00 AM *The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse* (1938) Warner Bros BW-87 min Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor D: Anatole Litvak P/S

11:30 AM *Carnival in Flanders* (1935) Films Sonores Tobis BW-110 min Francoise Rosay, Jean Murat, Andre Alerme D: Jacques Feyder P/S

01:30 PM *Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!* (1933) United Artists BW-82 min Al Jolson, Frank Morgan, Madge Evans D: Lewis Milestone P/S

03:00 PM *The Apartment* (1960) United Artists BW-125 min Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray D; Billy Wilder P/S

05:15 PM *Man's Castle* (1933) Columbia BW-66 min Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young D: Frank Borzage P/S

06:30 PM *One Hour With You* (1932) Paramount BW-80 min Maurice Chevalier & Jeanette Macdonald D: Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor P/S


Star of the Month Jean Gabin


0800 PM *Le Plaisir* (1951) Stera Films BW-97 min Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon D: Max Ophuls P/S

09:45 PM *Grand Illusion* (1937) RAC BW-117 min Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio, Erich von Stroheim D: Jean Renoir P/S

12:00 AM *Touchez pas au Grisbi* (1954) Del Duca Films BW-94 min Jean Gabin, Reny Dary, Lino Ventura D: Jacques Becker P/S

01:45 AM *La Bete Humaine* (1938) Paris Film BW-100 min Jean Gabin, Simone Simon D: Jean Renoir P/S

03:30 AM *Maria Chapdelaine* (1934) Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie BW-72 min Madeleine Renaud, Jean Gabin, Jean-Pierre Aumont D: Julien Duvivier P/S


In Memoriam: Laika the Space Dog (1954-November 3, 1957)


04:45 AM *My Life as a Dog* (1985) AB Svensk Filmindustri C-101 min Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Bromssen D: Lasse Hallstrom P/S



Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Sometimes anyone can be a hero


06:30 AM *Conflict* (1945) Warner Bros BW-87 min Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Alexis Smith D: Curtis Bernhardt P/S

08:00 AM *The Tingler* (1959) Columbia BW-82 min Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn D: William Castle P/S

09:30 AM *Targets* (1968) Paramount C-90 min Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelley D: Peter Bogdanovich P/S

11:00 AM *Pickup on South Street* (1953) 20th Century Fox BW-80 min Richard Widmark, Thelma Ritter D: Samuel Fuller P/S

12:30 PM *Journey to Italy* (1953) Titanus BW-85 min George Sanders, Ingrid Bergman D: Roberto Rossellini P/S

02:00 PM *The Mask of Dimitrios* (1944) Warner Bros BW-95 min Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott D: Jean Negulesco P/S


Happy Birthday Martin Balsam!


03:45 PM *A Thousand Clowns* (1965) United Artists BW-118 min Jason Robards, Martin Balsam, Barbara Harris D: Fred Coe P/S

05:45 PM *Murder on the Orient Express* (1974) Murder on the Orient Express Paramount C-128 min Albert Finney, Martin Balsam, Lauren Bacall D; Sidney Lumet P/S


When Good Men Die: In Memoriam: Yitzhak Rabin (1922-November 4, 1995)


08:00 PM *A Man for All Seasons* (1966) Columbia C-120 min Paul Scofield, Leo McKern D: Fred Zimmerman P/S

10:15 PM *Gandhi* (1982) Columbia C-188 min Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen D: Richard Attenborough P/S

01:30 AM *The Battle of Chile, Parts 1 and 2* (1975, 1976) Instituto Cubano del Arte y Industria Cinematograficos BW-184 min D: Patrizo Guzman P/S

04:45 AM *Socrates* (1971) Orizzonte 2000 C-120 min Jean Sylvere, Anne Caprile, D: Roberto Rosselini P/S


Wednesday, November 5, 2014


America, America-selected glances askance.


06:45 AM *Days of Heaven* (1978) Paramount C-94 min Richard Gere, Sam Shepherd, Brooke Adams, Linda Manz, D: Terrence Malick P/S

08:30 AM *Safety Last* (1923) Hal Roach Studios BW-93 min Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother D: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor P/S

09:45 AM *My Brother's Wedding* (1983) Milestone C-76 min Everett Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannon-Burnett D: Charles Burnett P/S

11:15 AM *His Girl Friday* (1940) Columbia BW-92 min Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy D: Howard Hawks P/S

01:00 PM *McCabe and Mrs. Miller* (1971) Warner Bros C-121 min Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, D: Robert Altman P/S

03:15 PM *Falling Leaves* (1912) Solax Film Company BW-12 min Magda Foy, Mace Greenleaf D: Alice Guy Blache P/S

03:30 PM *The Band Wagon* (1953) MGM C-113 min Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant D: Vincente Minnelli P/S

05:30 PM *One Week* (1920) Metro BW-19 min Buster Keaton, Sybil Sealy D: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline P/S

06:00 PM *Wild River* (1960) 20 th Century Fox c-110 min Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo van Fleet D: Elia Kazan Premiere #1


America's Finest Hours


08:00 PM *Casablanca* (1942) Warner Bros BW-102 min Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains D: Michael Curtiz P/S

10:00 PM *12 Angry Men* (1957) United Artists BW-96 min Henry Fonda, Martin Balsam, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Klugman D: Sidney Lumet P/S

11:45 PM *The Tree of Life* (2011) Fox Searchlight C-139 min Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Sean Penn D: Terrence Malick Premiere #2

02:15 AM *All the President's Men* (1976) Warner Bros C-138 min Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards D: Alan Pakula P/S


America Transition: Happy Birthday Sally Field


04:45 AM *Norma Rae* (1979) 20th Century Fox C-110 min Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges D: Martin Ritt P/S



Thursday, November 6, 2014


For Polish Independence: Poland on film


06:45 AM *Knife in the Water* (1962) Zespol Filmowy BW-94 min Jolanta Umecka, Leon Niemczyk, Zygmunt Malanowicz D: Roman Polanski P/S

08:30 AM *Ashes and Diamonds* (1958) Zespol Fimowy BW-110 min Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezyriski D; Andrzej Wajda P/S

10:30 AM *To be or not to Be* (1942) United Artists BW-99 min Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack D: Ernst Lubitsch P/S

12:15 PM *A Short film about Killing* (1988) Film Polski C-84 min Miroslaw Baki, Jan Tesarz, Krzysztof Globisz, D: Kryzysztof Kieslowski Premiere #3

01:45 PM *Kanal* (1956) Zespol Filmowy Kadr BW-95 min Tadeuz Janczar, Teresa Izewska D: Andrzej Wajda P/S

03:30 PM *A Song to Remember* (1945) Columbia C-113 min Cornel Wilde, Paul Muni, Merle Oberon D: Charles Vidor P/S

05:30 PM *The Pianist* (2002) Studio Canal C-150 min Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann D: Roman Polanski Premiere #4


British Pubs on Film


08:00 PM *A Canterbury Tale* (1944) The Archers BW- 95 min, Eric Portman, Sheila Sim D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (p/s)

09:45 PM *My Fair Lady* (1964) Warner Bros C-170 min Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway D: George Cukor P/S

12:45 AM *Hobson's Choice* (1954) British Lion Films BW-107 min Charles Laughton, Brenda De Benzie, John Mills D: David Lean P/S

02:45 AM *Frenzy* (1972) Universal C-116 min Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster D: Alfred Hitchcock P/S

04:45 AM *The Wicker Man* (1973) British Lion Films C-87 min Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Brett Ekland D; Robin Hardy P/S


Friday, November 7, 2014


Russia/Soviet movies


06:15 AM *As I was Moving Ahead Occasionally I saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty* (2000) Canyon Films C/BW-320 min D: Jonas Mekas Premiere #5

11:45 AM *Man with a Movie camera* (1929) VUFKU BW-61 min D: Dziga Vertov P/S

01:00 PM *Chess Fever* (1925) Mezhrabporm BW-18 min Jose Raul Capablanca, Vladimir Fogel, Anna Zemtsova D: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Nikolai Shpikovsky Premiere #6

01:30 PM *Earth* (1930) VUFKU BW-76 min Stepan Shkurat, Semyon Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva D: Alexander Dovzhenko P/S

03:00 PM *The Childhood of Maxim Gorky* (1938) Soyeuzdetfilm BW-98 min Aleksei Lyarsky, Mikhali Troyvanovky, Varvara Massalitnova D: Mark Donskoy Premiere #7

04:45 PM *Ivan the Terrible, Part One* (1944) Mosfilm BW-100 min Nikolai Chersakov, Serafima Birman D: Sergei Eisenstein P/S

06:30 PM *Ivan the Terrible, Part Two* (1945) Mosfilm BW-86 min Nikolai Chersakov, Serafima Birman D: Sergei Eisenstein P/S

08:00 PM *The Colour of Pomegranates* (1968) Armenfilm Studios C-79 min Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Aleykan D; Sergei Parajanov Premiere #8

09:30 PM *The Ascent* (1977) Mosfilm BW-111 min Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin D: Larisa Shepitko P/S

11:30 PM *The Mirror* (1975) Mosfilm C/BW-107 min Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Danitsev, Larisa Tarkoskaya, Anatoli Solonitsyn, D: Andrei Tarkovsky P/S

01:30 AM *I am Cuba* (1964) Mosfilm, ICAIC BW-141 min Sergio Correri, Jean Bouisse, Celia Rodriguez, D: Mikhali Kalatazov P/S

04:00 AM *Russian Ark* (2002) The Hermitage Bridge Studio C-96 min Sergei Dontsov D: Alexander Sokurov P/S


Saturday, November 8, 2014


Not Your Ordinary Fairy Tales


05:45 AM *Walkabout* (1971) 20th Century Fox C-100 min Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg, David Gulpilil D:Nicholas Roeg P/S

07:30 AM *Alice in the Cities* (1974) WDR, Axiom Film BW-100 min Rudiger Vogler, Yelta Rottlander D: Wim Wenders P/S

09:30 AM *The Red Balloon* (1956) Films Montsouris C-34 min Pascal Lamorisse D: Albert Lamorisse P/S

10:15 AM *The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T* (1953) Columbia C-92 min Tommy Rettig, Mary Healy, Hans Conreid D: Roy Rowland P/S

12:00 PM *A Tale of Tales* (1979) Soyuzmultfilm C-29 min D; Yuriy Norshteyn Premiere#9

12:30 PM *Spirited Away* (2001) Studio Ghibli C-124 min Rumi Hiiragari, Miyu Irino D: Hayao Miyazaki P/S

02:45 PM *Where is the Friend's Home?* (1987) Kanoon C-83 min Babek Ahmed Poor D: Abbas Kiarostami P/S

04:15 PM *The Spirit of the Beehive* (1973) Elias Querejita Producciones C-98 min Ana Torent, Isabela Telleria D; Victor Erice P/S

06:00 PM *Splash* (1984) Touchstone C-111 min Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy D: Ron Howard P/S

08:00 PM [Essentials] *Fanny and Alexander* (1982) Svenka Filminstitutet C-188 min Bertil Guve, Erland Josephson Gunn Wallgren D: Ingmar Bergman P/S

11:15 PM *Yeelen* (1987) Atriascop Paris C-105 min Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare D: Souleymane Cisse P/S

01:15 AM *Alice in Wonderland* (1951) RKO Radio/Walt Disney Productions C-75 min Kathryn Beaumont, Sterling Holloway, Ed Wynn D: Clyde Geronomi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilon Luske Premiere#10

02:30 AM *Fantasia* (Underground) (1940) RKO Radi/Walt Disney Productions C-125 min Leopold Stokowski, Walt Disney, D: Ben Sharpsteen EXEMPT

04:45 AM *Heaven and Earth Magic* (Underground) (1962) Harry Smith Archives BW-66 min D: Harry Smith EXEMPT


Edited by: skimpole on Nov 12, 2013 10:50 PM


Edited by: skimpole on Nov 13, 2013 2:44 AM

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I think this schedule is fairly straightforward. The Tuesday schedule starts with some of Hollywood's least sympathetic characters in sympathetic roles. The whole day of Wednesday is devoted to Ameica. I should point out that I'm not actually an American. Some of the greatest American movies do not present a flattering picture of the country, such as Chinatown, I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, or The Godfather movies. As part of the spirit of Swithin's request, instead of using outwardly critical movies, the pre-evening movies look at some American themes: for example consumerism, sambitiousness, ome of the geographical diversity of the country, some of the ingenuity and sense of humor.


The evening movies look at some of the more admirable moments of the United States. Casablanca is the classic war movie, offering a wit, irreverence and cool no other war movies have. There aren't actually that many American movies which show the glories fo free elections and great political triumphs. But 12 Angry Men and All the President's Men do show the virtues of trial by jury and a free press. And the United States has never been as transcendtally beautiful as it has been in The Tree of Life.


As for British pub night, I'd like to add that "Get me to the church on time was my late father's favorite song, which is why My Fair Lady is there. While it would be hard to think of German cinema without considering the many artists who fled Nazi Germany, the role of Soviet emigres in international film is comparatively less. But there is the exception of avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas, who orginally came from Lithuania, and whose 2000 film is one of the best I've seen this year. For the final day, I chose the theme of not your ordinary fairy tales. The magical , slightly askew qualities of most of the movies should be evident. But Walkabout, Alice in the Cities, Where is the Friend's Home? and The Spirit of the Beehive+ have their fairy tale aspects, such as a major quest in the first two, an impossible quest in the centre two, and special visions in the first and last.

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Skkimpole, you had me at "Jean Gabin." Love all five of those movies. Another outstanding schedule. The twisted fairy tales theme is a great idea, especially considering how popular that theme is today.

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Great schedule, skimpole. FANTASIA is a great idea for a cult classic--it sure is one. Love Jean Gabin as SOTM, unusual "fairy tales", soviet films, Polish Independence, and the hard look at America. Especially love nice guys as not-so-nice guys like Fred MacMurray (whose best work was THE APARTMENT & DOUBLE INDEMNITY).

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*TCM Schedule, March 30, 2014 - April 5, 2014*


*March 30, 2014 ? Daytime: The Other Master of Suspense*


6:00AM *The Truth* (1960) Brigitte Bardot and Paul Meurisse. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. C.E.I.A.P., 127 min. P


8:15AM *The Murderer Lives at Number 21* (1947) Daniel Gelin and Pierre Fresnay. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Continental Films, 84 min. P/S


9:45AM *The Spies* (1957) Curt J?rgens and Vera Clouzot. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Filmsonor, 125 min. P


12:00PM *Le Corbeau* (1943) Pierre Fresnay and Ginette Leclerc. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Continental Films, 92 min. P/S


1:45PM *The Mystery of Picasso* (1958) Pablo Picasso and Claude Renoir. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Filmsonor, 78 min. P/S


3:15PM *Quai des Orf?vres* (1947) Louis Jouvet and Suzy Delair. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Majestic Films, 106 min. P


5:30PM *Wages of Fear* (1952) Yves Montand and Charles Vanel. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Janus Films, 131 min. P/S


*March 30, 2014 ? Primetime: Warren Beatty's Birthday*


8:00PM *Splendor in the Grass* (1961) Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty. Dir: Elia Kazan. Warner Bros., 124 min.


10:15PM *Heaven Can Wait* (1978) Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. Dir: Buck Henry. Paramount Pictures, 101 min. P/S


*March 30, 2014 ? Silent Sunday Night*


12:00AM *The Wind* (1928) Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson. Dir: Victor Seastrom. MGM, 95 min. E


*March 30, 2014 ? TCM Imports*


1:45AM *Wild Strawberries* (1957) Victor Seastrom and Ingrid Thulin. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. Svensk Filmindustri, 91 min. E


*March 30, 2014 ? Late Night: Flying*


3:30AM *The Spirit of St. Louis* (1957) James Stewart and Murray Hamilton. Dir: Billy Wilder. Warner Bros., 135 min.


*March 31, 2014 ? Daytime: Shirley Jones' 80th Birthday*


6:00AM *The Cheyenne Social Club* (1970) James Stewart and Henry Fonda. Dir: Gene Kelly. National General Productions, 103 min. P/S


7:45AM *The Secret of My Success* (1965) Shirley Jones and Stella Stevens. Dir: Andrew L. Stone. MGM, 112 min.


9:45AM *Pepe* (1961) Dan Dailey and Shirley Jones. Dir: George Stevens. Columbia Pictures, 180 min. P/S


1:00PM *The Music Man* (1962) Robert Preston and Shirley Jones. Dir: Morton DaCosta. Warner Bros., 151 min.


3:45PM *Elmer Gantry* (1960) Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons. Dir: Richard Brooks. United Artists, 146 min. P/S


6:15PM *A Ticklish Affair* (1963) Shirley Jones and Gig Young. Dir: George Sidney. MGM, 88 min.


*March 31, 2014 ? Primetime: British Pubs on Film*


8:00PM *Battle of Britain* (1965) Michael Caine and Trevor Howard. Dir: Guy Hamilton. United Artists, 132 min. P/S


10:15PM *Frenzy* (1972) Jon Finch and Barry Foster. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Universal Pictures, 116 min. P/S


12:15AM *Jamaica Inn* (1939) Maureen O'Hara and Charles Laughton. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Mayflower Pictures, 99 min. P/S


2:00AM *Saturday Night and Sunday Morning* (1960) Albert Finney and Shirley Field. Dir: Karel Reisz. Woodfall Film Production, 90 min. P/S


*March 31, 2014 ? Late Night: Subways*


3:45AM *The Taking of Pelham One Two Three* (1974) Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. Dir: John Sergeant. United Artists, 104 min. P/S


*April 1, 2014 ? Daytime: The Birthday Girls, Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds*


6:00AM *Luxury Liner* (1948) George Brent and Jane Powell. Dir: Richard Whorf. MGM, 99 min.


7:45AM *The Gazebo* (1960) Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds. Dir: George Marshall. MGM, 102.


9:30AM *Seven Brides for Seven Brothers* (1954) Jane Powell and Howard Keel. Dir: Stanley Donen. MGM, 103 min.


11:15AM *The Unsinkable Molly Brown* (1964) Debbie Reynolds and Ed Begley. Dir: Charles Walters. MGM, 128 min.


1:30PM *Royal Wedding* (1951) Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. Dir: Stanley Donen. MGM, 93 min.


3:15PM *Singin' in the Rain* (1952) Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. Dir: Stanley Donen. MGM, 103 min.


5:00PM *Two Weeks with Love* (1950) Jane Powell and Ricardo Montalb?n. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM, 92 min.


6:45PM *Private Screenings: Robert Osborne* (2014) Robert Osborne and Alec Baldwin. 60 min.


*April 1, 2014 ? Primetime: The American Dream in the 20th Century*


8:00PM *A Tree Grows in Brooklyn* (1945) Dorothy McGuire and Joan Blondell. Dir: Elia Kazan. Twentieth Century Fox, 132 min. P/S


10:30PM *To Kill a Mockingbird* (1963) Gregory Peck and Brock Peters. Dir: Robert Mulligan. Brentwood Productions, 129 min. P/S


12:45AM *Nashville* (1975) Henry Gibson and Lily Tomlin. Dir: Robert Altman. Paramount Pictures, 157 min. P/S


3:00AM *Lost in America* (1985) Albert Brooks and Julie Haggerty. Dir: Albert Brooks. Warner Bros., 91 min.


*April 1, 2014 ? Late Night: Screwball Comedy*


4:45AM *Nothing Sacred* (1937) Fredric March and Carol Lombard. Dir: William A. Wellman. United Artists, 74 min. P/S


*April 2, 2014 ? Daytime: The Great War on Film*


6:00AM *All Quiet on the Western Front* (1930) Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres. Dir: Lewis Milestone. Universal Pictures, 138 min. P/S


8:30AM *A Farewell to Arms* (1932) Helen Hayes and Gary Cooper. Dir: Frank Borzage. Paramount Productions, 90 min. P/S


10:15AM *Sergeant York* (1941) Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan. Dir: Howard Hawks. Warner Bros., 135 min.


12:45PM *The African Queen* (1951) Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Dir: John Huston. Horizon Enterprises, 106 min. P/S


2:45PM *Paths of Glory* (1958) Kirk Douglas and Adolphe Menjou. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. Bryna Productions, 90 min. P/S


4:30PM *Johnny Got His Gun* (1971) Jason Robards and Donald Sutherland. Dir: Millard Kaufman. Robert Rich Productions, 112 min. P/S


6:30PM *Men Must Fight* (1933) Robert Young and May Robson. Dir: Edgar Selwyn. MGM, 72 min.


*April 2, 2014 ? Primetime: Alec Guinness? Centennial*


8:00PM *Great Expectations* (1946) John Mills and Alec Guinness. Dir: David Lean. Kino International, 118 min. P/S


10:15PM *The Bridge on the River Kwai* (1957) William Holden and Alec Guinness. Dir: David Lean. Horizon-American Pictures, 161 min. P/S


1:15AM *Murder by Death* (1976) Peter Falk and Alec Guinness. Dir: Robert Moore. Columbia Pictures, 94 min. P/S


*April 2, 2014 ? Late Night: The Catholic Church*


3:00AM *The Cardinal* (1963) Tom Tryon and John Huston. Dir: Otto Preminger. Gamma Productions, 175 min. P/S


*April 3, 2014 ? Daytime: Anniversary of the Shooting of Jesse James*


6:00AM *The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid* (1972) Robert Duvall and Cliff Robertson. Dir: Philip Kaufman. Universal Pictures, 92 min. P


7:45AM *I Shot Jesse James* (1949) Preston Foster and Barbara Britton. Dir: Samuel Fuller. Lippert Productions, 81 min. P/S


9:15AM *Alias Jesse James* (1959) Bob Hope and Rhonda Fleming. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. Hope Enterprises, 92 min. P/S


11:00AM *Carson on TCM: Henry Fonda (1980)* (2013) Henry Fonda and Johnny Carson. 12 min.


11:15AM *Jesse James* (1939) Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda. Dir: Henry King. Twentieth Century Fox, 105 min. P/S


1:15PM *The True Story of Jesse James* (1957) Robert Wagner and Jeffrey Hunter. Dir: Nicholas Ray. Twentieth Century Fox, 92 min. P/S


3:00PM *Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter* (1966) John Lupton and Cal Bolder. Dir: William Beaudine Sr. Circle Productions, 82 min. P/S


4:30PM *The Long Riders* (1980) David Carradine and Dennis Quaid. Dir: Walter Hill. United Artists, 100 min. P/S


6:15PM *Jesse James* (1927) Fred Thomson and Nora Lane. Dir: Lloyd Ingraham. Paramount Productions, 80 min. P


7:45PM *Carson on TCM: Charlton Heston (1976)* (2013) Charlton Heston and Johnny Carson. 12 min.


*April 3, 2014 ? Evening: Star of the Month Edward G. Robinson*


8:00PM *Little Caesar* (1931) Edward G. Robinson and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. First National Pictures, 80 min. P/S


9:30PM *The Whole Town's Talking* (1935) Edward G. Robinson and Jean Arthur. Dir: John Ford. Columbia Pictures, 95 min. P/S


11:15PM *Key Largo* (1948) Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson. Dir: John Huston. Warner Bros., 100 min.


1:15AM *A Hole in the Head* (1959) Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson. Dir: Frank Capra. Sincap Productions, 120 min. P/S


*April 3, 2014 ? Late Night: Edward G. Robinson*


3:30AM *The Prize* (1963) Paul Newman and Edward G. Robinson. Dir: Mark Robson. Roxbury Productions, 135 min. P/S


*April 4, 2014 ? Daytime: Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood*


6:00AM *The Scarlet Pimpernel* (1935) Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon. Dir: Harold Young. London Film Productions, 95 min. P/S


7:45AM *The Adventures of Marco Polo* (1938) Gary Cooper and Basil Rathbone. Dir: Archie Mayo. Samuel Goldwyn, Inc., 104 min. P/S


9:30AM *Idiot's Delight* (1939) Norma Shearer and Clark Gable. Dir: Clarence Brown. MGM, 100 min.


11:15AM *Rebecca* (1940) Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Selznick International Productions, 130 min. P/S


1:30PM *The Best Years of Our Lives* (1946) Myrna Loy and Fredric March. Dir: William Wyler. Samuel Goldwyn Productions, 172 min. P/S


4:30PM *The Bishop's Wife* (1948) Cary Grant and Loretta Young. Dir: Henry Koster. Samuel Goldwyn Productions, 108 min. P/S


6:30PM *Thunder in the City* (1937) Edward G. Robinson and Nigel Bruce. Dir: Marion Gering. Columbia Pictures, 87 min. P


*April 4, 2014 ? Friday Night Spotlight: Surveillance*


8:00PM *Rear Window* (1954) James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount Pictures, 112 min. P/S


10:00PM *Cape Fear* (1962) Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum. Dir: J. Lee Thompson. Melville Talbot Productions, 105 min. P/S


12:15AM *The Anderson Tapes* (1971) Sean Connery and Dyan Cannon. Dir: Sidney Lumet. Robert B. Weitman Productions, 99 min. P/S


2:00AM *The Conversation* (1974) Gene Hackman and John Cazale. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. The Directors Company, 113 min. P/S


*April 4, 2014 ? Late Night: Shakespeare with a Twist*


4:00AM *Forbidden Planet* (1956) Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis. Dir: Fred McLeod Wilcox. MGM, 106 min.


*April 5, 2014 ? Daytime: Walter Huston's Birthday*


6:00AM *The Criminal Code* (1931) Walter Huston and Phillip Holmes. Dir: Howard Hawks. Columbia Pictures, 97 min.


7:45AM *Star Witness* (1931) Walter Huston and Frances Starr. Dir: William A. Wellman. Warner Bros., 68 min.


9:00AM *Beast of the City* (1932) Walter Huston and Jean Harlow. Dir: Charles Brabin. MGM, 90 min.


10:45AM *Gabriel Over the White House* (1933) Walter Huston and Karen Morley. Dir: Gregory LaCava. MGM, 87 min.


12:15PM *The Maltese Falcon* (1941) Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. Dir: John Huston. Warner Bros., 100 min.


2:00PM *Dragonwyck* (1946) Gene Tierney and Walter Huston. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Twentieth Century Fox, 103 min. P/S


4:00PM *The Treasure of the Sierra Madre* (1948) Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston. Dir: John Huston. Warner Bros., 128 min.


6:15PM *Summer Holiday* (1948) Mickey Rooney and Gloria De Haven. Dir: Richard Mamoulian. MGM, 92 min.


*April 5, 2014 ? The Essentials: The Roman Empire*


8:00PM *Spartacus* (1960) Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. Universal-International Productions, 195 min. P/S


11:30PM *A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum* (1966) Zero Mostel and Buster Keaton. Dir: Richard Lester. Quadrangle Films, 99 min. P/S


1:15AM *Private Screenings: Robert Osborne* (2014) Robert Osborne and Alec Baldwin. 60 min.


*April 5, 2014 ? TCM Underground: The Last of James Cagney and Fred Astaire*


2:30AM *Ragtime* (1981) James Cagney and Mandy Patinkin. Dir: Milos Forman. Paramount Pictures, 155 min. E


5:15AM *Ghost Story* (1981) Fred Astaire and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Dir: John Irvin. Universal Pictures, 110 min. P


Edited by: ThomErnstTVO on Nov 16, 2013 11:18 AM

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Way to go, Thom! An outstanding first schedule. I especially love the Clouzot tribute. Interweaving the Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds films is a neat idea, too. Your choice of films for the America theme was great.


So we already have several super schedules, including two by first-time contenders. The challenge is alive and well!

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Love this schedule! So much good stuff--screwball comedies, Eddie G as SOTM (especially showing THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING--great choice), Alec Guinness, Debbie R & Jane P together, and all the other great star tributes. Love honoring the anniversary of Jesse James, since there are so many films about him anyway. Love how you did the America tribute as the American Dream-- MOCKINGBIRD especially is an excellent choice. Great schedule!

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Greetings from London. I arrived here last night. I'm glad the Challenge is doing so well, and there's still plenty of time left to create your schedule!

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This is a wonderful schedule. You have surely taken advantage of the many wonderful movies which have appeared on TCM because of the: Story of Film theme.


I am surprised that you included: *The Color of Pomegranates* (1968). I believe the movie is not as well known as it should be.


It is nice also to have a good excuse to air: *Godzilla*

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I believe you have captured the heart and the soul of TCM in your schedule by having so very many absolute classics. It would be difficult for me to chose any one day as a favorite.


It is a wonderful schedule and that it is your first entry is astounding!

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Thank you very much. I'm new to these parts but I have quite an extensive background in scheduling films for public viewing. In years past I have been the producer of the now-defunct film series Saturday Night at the Movies on TVOntario in Toronto. And I've also done some scheduling of events at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014


3-Part Birthday Tribute to Audrey Hepburn


Love in Paris, But Not in the Afternoon


6:00 am ? Paris When It Sizzles (1964), C-110m, dir. Richard Quine, p/s. Paramount. w/William Holden.

8:00 am ? Charade (1963), C-113m, dir. Stanley Donen, p/s. Universal. w/Cary Grant.


Audrey Finds Age-Appropriate Suitors


10:00 am ? Green Mansions (1959), C-104m, dir. Mel Ferrer, p/s. MGM. w/Anthony Perkins.

11:45 am ? Breakfast at Tiffany?s (1961), C-115m, dir. Stanley Donen, p/s. Paramount. w/George Peppard.

1:45 pm ? How To Steal a Million (1966), C-123m, dir. William Wyler, p/s. Fox. w/Peter O?Toole.

4:00 pm ? Two for the Road (1967), C-111m, dir. Stanley Donen, p/s. Fox. w/Albert Finney.

6:00 pm ? Robin and Marian (1976), C-106m, dir. Richard Lester, p/s. Columbia. w/Sean Connery.


Prime Time Double Feature


8:00 pm ? Roman Holiday (1953), BW-118m, dir. William Wyler, p/s. Paramount. w/Gregory Peck.

10:00 pm ? Wait Until Dark (1967), C-108m, dir. Terence Young, p/s. WB. w/Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna.


12:00 am - Silent Sunday Nights: Kiki (1926), BW-108m, dir. Clarence Brown, p/s. First Natl. w/Norma Talmadge, Ronald Colman.

2:00 am - TCM Film Imports Double Feature: Landscape After Battle (1970), C-105m, dir. Andrzej Wajda. Film Polski. w/Daniel Olbrychski, Stanislawa Celinska. Exempt.

4:00 am ? Everything for Sale (1969), C-109m, dir. Andrzej Wajda. Zespol. w/Beata Tyszkiewicz, Elzbieta Czyzewska. Exempt.


Monday, May 5, 2014


The Bergman Stock Company Performs in English


6:00 am ? The Kremlin Letter (1970), C-120m, dir. John Huston, p/s. Fox. Bibi Andersson.

8:00 am ? Return from the Ashes (1965), BW-105, dir. J. Lee Thompson, p/s. UA. Ingrid Thulin.

10:00 am ? Three Days of the Condor (1975), C-117m, dir. Sydney Pollack. Paramount. Max von Sydow.

12:00 pm ? Forty Carats (1973), C-110m, dir. Milton Katselas, p/s. Columbia. Liv Ullmann.


A Birthday Tribute to Tyrone Power and Alice Faye, Too


2:00 pm ? Alexander?s Ragtime Band (1938), BW-106m, dir. Henry King, p/s. Fox. Tyrone Power, Alice Faye.

4:00 pm ? Rose of Washington Square (1939), BW-86m, dir. Gregory Ratoff, p/s. Fox. Tyrone Power, Alice Faye.

5:30 pm ? The Razor?s Edge (1946), BW-145m, dir. Edmund Goulding, p/s. Fox. Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney.


The Patriotic Challenge: ?I Want To Be in America?


8:00 pm ? The Emigrants (1971), C-151m, dir. Jan Troell. Svensk. w/Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann. PREMIERE #1.

11:15 pm ? The New Land (1972), C-102m, dir. Jan Troell. Svensk. w/Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann. PREMIERE #2.

1:00 am ? America America (1963), BW-174m, dir. Elia Kazan, p/s. WB. w/Stathis Giallelis, Gregory Rozakis.

4:00 am ? Hold Back the Dawn (1941), BW-116m, dir. Mitchell Leisen, p/s. Paramount. w/Charles Boyer, Olivia De Havilland.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014


The English Pub Challenge


6:00 am ? Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), BW-89m, dir. Karel Reisz, p/s. Woodfall. w/Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts.

7:30 am ? Look Back in Anger (1959), BW-98m, dir. Tony Richardson, p/s. Woodfall. w/Richard Burton, Mary Ure.

9:15 am ? The Bells Go Down (1942), BW-90, dir. Basil Dearden, p/s. Ealing. w/Tommy Trinder, James Mason.

11:00 am ? Esther Waters (1948), BW-108m, dir. Ian Dalrymple and Peter Proud, p/s. Wessex/GFD. w/Dirk Bogarde, Kathleen Ryan.


TCM Greatest Legends Collection: Ida Lupino


1:00 pm ? Ladies in Retirement (1941), BW-91m, dir. Charles Vidor, p/s. WB. w/Louis Hayward.

2:45 pm ? The Hard Way (1943), BW-109m, dir. Vincent Sherman, p/s. WB. w/Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie.

4:45 pm ? Deep Valley (1947), BW-104m, dir. Jean Negulesco, p/s. WB. w/Dane Clark, Fay Bainter.

6:30 pm ? On Dangerous Ground (1951), BW-82m, dir. Nicholas Ray, p/s/ RKO. w/Robert Ryan, Ward Bond.


Star of the Month: Stanley Baker


8:00 pm ? Hell Drivers (1957), BW-91m, dir. Cy Endfield, p/s. Rank. w/Peggy Cummins.

9:45 pm ? The Criminal (1960), BW-86m, dir. Joseph Losey, p/s. Merton Park. w/Sam Wanamaker.

11:15 pm ? Eva (1962), BW-107m, dir. Joseph Losey. Paris/Interopa. w/Jeanne Moreau. PREMIERE #3.

1:15 am ? Accident (1967), C-105m, dir. Joseph Losey, p/s. Royal Avenue. w/Dirk Bogarde.

3:15 am ? Sands of the Kalahari (1965), C-119m , dir. Cy Endfield, p/s. Paramount. w/Susannah York, Stuart Whitman.

5:15 am ? Sea Fury (1958), BW-86m , dir. Cy Endfield. Rank. w/Victor McLaglen, Luciana Paluzzi.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014


TCM Greatest Legends Collection: Jennifer Jones


6:45 am ? Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), C-102m, dir. Henry King, p/s. Fox. w/William Holden.

8:30 am ? Beat the Devil (1953), BW-89, dir. John Huston, p/s. UA. w/Humphrey Bogart.

10:15 am ? Cluny Brown (1946), BW-100, dir. Ernst Lubitsch, p/s. Fox. w/Charles Boyer.

12:00 pm ? Love Letters (1945), BW-101, dir. William Dieterle, p/s. Paramount. w/Joseph Cotten.


Politics in Faraway Lands


1:45 pm ? Something of Value (1957), BW-113m, dir. Richard Brooks, p/s. MGM. w/Rock Hudson, Sidney Poitier.

3:45 pm ? The Quiet American (1958), BW-120m, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, p/s. UA. w/Michael Redgrave, Audie Murphy.

5:45 pm ? The Seventh Dawn (1964), C-123, dir. Lewis Gilbert, p/s. UA. w/William Holden, Capucine.


More Burt Lancaster, Please


8:00 pm ? Go Tell the Spartans (1978), C-114m, dir. Ted Post. Mar Vista/UA. w/Craig Wasson. PREMIERE #4.

10:00 pm ? Ulzana?s Raid (1972), C-103m, dir. Robert Aldrich. Universal. w/Bruce Davison. PREMIERE #5.

12:00 am ? Local Hero (1983), C-111m, dir. Bill Forsyth, p/s. Enigma/WB. w/Peter Riegert.

2:00 am ? Atlantic City (1980), C-104m, dir. Louis Malle, p/s. ICC/Paramount. w/Susan Sarandon.

4:00 am ? Castle Keep (1969), C-105m, dir. Sydney Pollack, p/s. Columbia. w/Patrick O?Neal.


Thursday, May 8, 2014 ? V-E Day


Resistance and Collaboration


6:00 am ? Underground (1941), BW-91m, dir. Vincent Sherman, p/s. WB. w/Jeffrey Lynn, Philip Dorn.

7:45 am ? The Seventh Cross (1944), BW-112m, dir. Fred Zinnemann, p/s. MGM. w/Spencer Tracy, Signe Hasso.

9:45 am ? Hotel Berlin (1945), BW-98m, dir. Peter Godfrey, p/s. WB. w/Faye Emerson, Raymond Massey.

11:30 am ? First Comes Courage, BW-88m, dir. Dorothy Arzner, p/s. Columbia. w/Merle Oberon, Brian Aherne.

1:00 pm ? The Moon Is Down (1943), BW-90, dir. Irving Pichel. Fox. w/Cedric Hardwicke, Lee J. Cobb. PREMIERE #6.

2:30 pm ? Edge of Darkness (1943), BW-119, dir. Lewis Milestone. WB. w/Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan.

4:30 pm ? Assignment in Brittany (1943), BW-96m, dir. Jack Conway. MGM. w/Jean-Pierre Aumont, Susan Peters.

6:15 pm ? Orders To Kill (1958), BW-93m, dir. Anthony Asquith. Lynx/British Lion. w/Paul Massie, Irene Worth.

8:00 pm ? The Sorrow and the Pity (1969), BW-251m, dir. Marcel Ophuls. TV Rencontre. PREMIERE #7.

12:15 am ? Le Corbeau (1943), BW-92m, dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot/ p/s. Continental. w/Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc.

2:00 am ? Les Maudits (1947), BW-105m, dir. Rene Clement, p/s. Speva. w/Marcel Dalio, Henri Vidal.

4:00 am ? Carve Her Name With Pride (1958), BW-119m, dir. Lewis Gilbert, p/s. w/Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield.


Friday, May 9, 2014


TCM Greatest Legends Collection: Jane Wyman


6:00 am ? Johnny Belinda (1948), BW-102, dir. Jean Negulesco, p/s. WB. w/Lew Ayres.

7:45 am ? The Yearling (1946), BW-128, dir. Clarence Brown, p/s. MGM. w/Gregory Peck.

10:00 am ? All That Heaven Allows (1955), C-89, dir. Douglas Sirk, p/s. Universal. w/Rock Hudson.

11:30 am ? Miracle in the Rain (1956), BW-108, dir. Rudolph Mate, p/s. WB. w/Van Johnson.


TCM Greatest Legends Collection: Henry Fonda


1:30 pm ? The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), BW-75m, dir. William Wellman, p/s. Fox. w/Dana Andrews, Anthony Quinn.

2:45 pm ? My Darling Clementine (1946), BW-97m, dir. John Ford, p/s. w/Victor Mature, Linda Darnell.

4:30 pm ? The Long Night (1947), BW-101m, dir. Anatole Litvak, p/s. w/Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price.

6:15 pm ? 12 Angry Men (1957), BW-96m, dir. Sidney Lumet, p/s. w/Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley.


Friday Night Spotlight: Romantic Fantasy


8:00 pm ? Night Song (1947), BW-102m, dir. John Cromwell, p/s. Fox. w/Merle Oberon, Dana Andrews.

9:45 pm ? High Barbaree (1947), BW-91m, dir. Jack Conway, p/s .MGM. w/Van Johnson, June Allyson.

11:30 pm ? The Enchanted Cottage (1945), BW-91m, dir. John Cromwell, p/s. RKO. w/Robert Young, Dorothy McGuire.

1:15 am ? Laura (1944), BW-88m, dir. Otto Preminger, p/s. Fox. w/Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews.

2:45 am ? Portrait of Jennie (1948), BW&C-86m, dir. William Dieterle, p/s. Selznick. w/Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten.

4:15 am ? The Uninvited (1944), BW-99m, dir. Lewis Allen, p/s. Paramount. w/Ray Milland, Gail Russell.


Saturday, May 10, 2014


Second Looks, for Films Not So Well Remembered


6:00 am ? The Half-Naked Truth (1932), BW-77m, dir. Gregory La Cava, p/s. Radio. w/Lee Tracy, Lupe Velez.

7:30 am ? Four?s a Crowd (1938), BW-92m, dir. Michael Curtiz, p/s. WB. w/Errol Flynn, Rosalind Russell.

9:15 am ? Three Strangers (1946), BW-92m, dir. Jean Negulesco, p/s. WB. w/Geraldine Fitzgerald, Peter Lorre.

11:00 am ? We Were Strangers (1949), BW-106m, dir. John Huston, p/s. Columbia. w/Jennifer Jones, John Garfield.

1:00 pm ? Innocent Sinners (1958), BW-95m, dir. Philip Leacock, p/s. Rank. w/June Archer, Flora Robson.

2:45 pm ? The Long Memory (1953), BW-96m, dir. Robert Hamer, p/s. Rank. w/John Mills, John McCallum.

4:30 pm ? The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), BW-95m, dir. Jean Negulesco, p/s. WB. w/Peter Lorre, Zachary Scott.

6:15 pm ? These Thousand Hills (1959), C-96m, dir. Richard Fleisher, p/s. Fox. w/Don Murray, Lee Remick. PREMIERE #8.

8:00 pm ? THE ESSENTIALS: The Key (1958), BW-134, dir. Carol Reed, p/s. Columbia. w/William Holden, Sophia Loren.

10:30 pm ? The Journey (1958), C-126, dir. Anatole Litvak, p/s. MGM. w/Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner.

12:45 am ? The Crystal Ball (1943), BW-81m, dir. Elliott Nugent, p/s. Paramount. w/Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard.

2:15 am ? SATURDAY NIGHT UNDERGROUND: The Killing Game (Jeu de massacre) (1967), C-90, dir. Alain Jessua. IFD. w/Jean-Pierre Cassel, Michel Duchaussoy. Exempt.

4:00 am ? So Well Remembered (1947), BW-114m, dir. Edward Dmytryk, p/s. RKO. w/John Mills, Martha Scott.

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Did you ever browse the TCM Greatest Legends Collections and wish that some of your other favorites?stars and movies?were available in this format? Me, too, and that?s why I?ve included four in the schedule, all of which I would definitely buy.


Sunday: Film Imports salutes Andrzej Wajda, whose work I would love to explore. How about a month devoted to Wajda like the Truffaut retrospective? Monday: Tyrone Power and Alice Faye share the same birthday, so two of their musicals are included. The patriotic challenge highlights films about people seeking a new and better life in America.


Star of the Month is Stanley Baker, and the six films scheduled on Tuesday showcase his work with two blacklisted American directors, Joseph Losey and the little-known but talented Cy Endfield. Wednesday: American audiences of the late 50s and early 60s didn?t want to see intelligent dramas about the political situation in faraway countries like Kenya, Malaya, and Vietnam (wherever that was), but *Something of Value*, *The Seventh Dawn*, and *The Quiet American* hold up well today. Wednesday night encores November?s SOTM, Burt Lancaster, with four films not shown in November, along with an encore of *Local Hero*.


Thursday, May 8 is the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, so the whole day is devoted to films which deal with resistance and collaboration in World War II. The evening features *The Sorrow and the Pity*, Marcel Ophuls? documentary about those in France who resisted and those who collaborated. *Le Corbeau* is included because Truffaut thought that it captured the feeling of living under the Nazi occupation better than any other film, even though that isn?t the ostensible subject of the story.


Friday Night Spotlight: It might not be Mark Cousins? favorite, but romantic fantasy isn?t necessarily the escapist genre some might imagine. The 1940s was the great era of the romantic fantasy.


If Illeana Douglas asked you for suggestions for a new series of Second Looks?films forgotten or not so well received on release?what would you suggest? Saturday includes some of my choices. These includes *The Key*, which is the Essential for this week, and the Underground film, *The Killing Game* (*Jeu de massacre*), which would be a cult film if anyone had actually seen it. Husband and wife draw the adventures of a superhero, and their biggest fan is a rich wacko who says he has actually carried out all of their hero?s adventures. Things only get more twisted after that. In the world of Comic Con, this movie is ripe for rediscovery.

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I fear that at some point in time I will see you produce a mediocre schedule. I am happy to say that is yet to be because this one is wonderful. I like very much the idea of starting with Audrey Hepburn. The Alice Faye movies are an additional treat.


It is obvious to me now that voting will be very difficult.

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Love the schedule, kingrat, as usual. Love the idea of creating your own DVD collections-- I'd buy all of those myself. Love all the stars you honored, esp. Audrey of course. Brilliant idea to have the America challenge be a celebration of the immigrants, since that is what makes America what it is. I always appreciate a SOTM I can't even place myself and great movies people don't hear about --let's highlight people and movies that don't get much attention.

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