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

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Thank you, LP! I especially love the Jeopardy section of your schedule. TCM should just borrow that from you.


And SansFin, we're all hoping you'll do a schedule for us, too.


For those who don't know Stanley Baker, I especially recommend the Brit noirs *Hell Drivers* and *The Criminal*. He turns up in supporting roles in lots of war movies, too. He would be an excellent choice for Summer Under the Stars.

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Great schedules!

Skimpole?love all the Jean Gabin movies! And the non-ordinary faery tales.


ThomernstTVO-Interesting choice with the Clouzot movies?I have not seen most of these. And who knew there were that many good WWI movies?


Kingrat?Love the Hepburn finds an age-appropriate suitor theme! LOL they did keep sticking her with much older men. And I like the ?Legends? theme?are those actual DVD sets? Or just ones you?d like to see?


(Oh, wait--they are ones you'd like to see...)

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Bumping this up, just got back from London where I was on a Mac and so didn't check in that often. (I don't care what anyone says, PCs rule!) Glad to see so many wonderful schedules!

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We have several great schedules! There's still time -- challenge closes on December 29.

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*TCM Schedule*

*June 29, 2014 -- July 5, 2014*


*June 29, 2014 ? Daytime: Score by Bernard Hermann*


6:00AM *Citizen Kane* (1941) Joseph Cotten and Agnes Moorehead. Dir: Orson Welles. RKO Radio Pictures, 119 min.


8:00AM *All that Money Can Buy* (1941) Edward Arnold and Walter Huston. Dir: William Diertole. RKO Radio Pictures, 112 min.


10:00AM *Jane Eyre* (1944) Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corp., 97 min. P/S


11:45AM *Carson on TCM: Gregory Peck (1976)* (2013) Johnny Carson and Gregory Peck. Turner Classic Movies, 12 min.


12:00PM *Anna and the King of Siam* (1946) Irene Dunne and Rex Harrison. Dir: John Cromwell. Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corp., 128 min. P/S


2:15PM *The Day the Earth Stood Still* (1951) Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal. Dir: Robert Wise. Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corp., 92 min. P/S


4:00PM *The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit* (1956) Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones. Dir: Nunnally Johnson. Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corp., 153 min. P/S


6:45PM *Private Screenings: Robert Osborne* (2014) Robert Osborne and Alec Baldwin. Dir: Peter Fitzgerald. Turner Classic Movies, 60 min.


*June 29, 2014 ? Primetime: Score by Bernard Herrmann*


8:00PM *North by Northwest* (1959) Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 136 min.


10:30PM *Taxi Driver* (1976) Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster. Dir: Martin Scorsese. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., 112 min.


*June 29, 2014 ? Silent Sunday Night: Victor Seastrom*


12:30AM *The Wind* (1928) Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson. Dir: Victor Seastrom. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 95 min.


*June 29, 2014 ? TCM Imports: Victor Seastrom*


2:15AM *Wild Strawberries* (1957) Ingrid Thulin and Victor Seastrom. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. Janus Films, 91 min. P/S


*June 29, 2014 ? Late Night: Victor Seastrom*


4:00AM *A Lady to Love* (1930) Edward G. Robinson and Vilma Banky. Dir: Victor Seastrom. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 104 min.


*June 30, 2014 ? Daytime: The Films of Susan Hayward*


6:00AM *Adam Had Four Sons* (1941) Ingrid Bergman and Warner Baxter. Dir: Gregory Ratoff. Columbia Pictures Corp., 81 min. P/S


7:30AM *The Fighting Seabees* (1944) John Wayne and Susan Hayward. Dir: Edward Ludwig. Republic Pictures Corp., 100 min. P/S


9:15AM *Canyon Passage* (1946) Dana Andrews and Brian Donlevy. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. Universal Pictures Company Inc., 93 min. P/S


11:00AM *They Won't Believe Me* (1947) Susan Hayward and Robert Young. Dir: Irving Pichel. RKO Radio Pictures Inc., 95 min.


12:45PM *Smash Up ? The Story of a Woman* (1947) Susan Hayward and Lee Bowman. Dir: Stuart Heisler. Universal International Pictures Co. Inc., 102 min. P/S


2:30PM *I'll Cry Tomorrow* (1955) Susan Hayward and Eddie Albert. Dir: Daniel Mann. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 117 min.


4:30PM *I Want to Live!* (1958) Susan Hayward and Simon Oakland. Dir: Robert Wise. United Artists Corp., 120 min. P/S


6:45PM *Carson on TCM: Fred Astaire (1979)* (2013) Johnny Carson and Fred Astaire. Turner Classic Movies, 8 min.


*June 30, 2014 ? Primetime: Broadway Melodies*


8:00PM *The Broadway Melody* (1929) Anita Page and Bessie Love. Dir: Harry Beaumont. Metro Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, 110 min.


10:00PM *Broadway Melody of 1936* (1936) Jack Benny and Eleanor Powell. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 101 min.


12:00AM *Broadway Melody of 1938* (1937) Robert Taylor and Eleanor Powell. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 110 min.


2:00AM *Broadway Melody of 1940* (1940) Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell. Dir: Norman Taurog. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 102 min.


*June 30, 2014 ? Late Night: Broadway Melodies*


4:00AM *Broadway Rhythm* (1944) George Murphy and Ginny Simms. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 115 min.


*July 1, 2014 ? Daytime: The Films of Olivia de Havilland*


6:00AM *The Adventures of Robin Hood* (1938) Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., 102 min.


8:00AM *Santa Fe Trail* (1940) Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., 110 min.


10:00AM *The Snake Pit* (1948) Olivia de Havilland and Mark Stevens. Dir: Anatole Litvak. Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corp., 108 min. P/S


12:00PM *The Heiress* (1949) Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift. Dir: William Wyler. Paramount Pictures Inc., 115 min. P/S


2:00PM *Libel* (1959) Dirk Bogarde and Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Anthony Asquith. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 101 min.


3:45PM *Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte* (1964) Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Robert Aldrich. Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corp., 134 min. P/S


6:00PM *Airport '77* (1977) Jack Lemmon and Lee Grant. Dir: Jerry J. Jameson. Universal Pictures Company Inc., 113 min. P/S


*July 1, 2014 ? Primetime: Roll Out the Barrel ? British Pubs on Film*


8:00PM *Sherlock Holmes Faces Death* (1943) Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Dir: Roy William Neill. Universal Pictures Company Inc., 68 min. P/S


9:15PM *Saturday Night and Sunday Morning* (1960) Albert Finney and Shirley Field. Dir: Karel Reisz. Woodfall Film Productions, 90 min. P/S


11:00PM *Get Carter* (1971) Michael Caine and Ian Hendry. Dir: Mike Hodges. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios Ltd., 112 min.


1:00AM *Frenzy* (1972) Jon Finch and Barry Foster. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Universal Pictures Ltd., 120 min.


*July 1, 2014 ? Late Night: O Canada!*


3:15AM *49th Parallel* (1941) Leslie Howard and Raymond Massey. Dir: Michael Powell. Ortus Films Production, 123 min. P/S


5:30AM *The Railrodder* (1966) Buster Keaton. Dir: Gerald Potterton. National Film Board of Canada, 24 min. P


*July 2, 2014 ? Daytime: The Films of Brock Peters*


6:00AM *Carmen Jones* (1955) Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge. Dir: Otto Preminger. Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corp., 107 min. P/S


8:00AM *The L-Shaped Room* (1963) Leslie Caron and Anthony Booth. Dir: Bryan Forbes. Romulus Films Ltd., 124 min. P/S


10:15AM *To Kill a Mockingbird* (1963) Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall. Dir: Robert Mulligan. Universal-International Films, 130 min.


12:45PM *Heavens Above!* (1963) Peter Sellers and Brock Peters. Dir: John Boulting. Janus Films, 107 min. P/S


2:45PM *The Pawnbroker* (1965) Rod Steiger and Geraldine Fitzgerald. Dir: Sidney Lumet. Landau/Unger Co., 114 min.


4:45 PM *Soylent Green* (1973) Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson. Dir: Richard O. Fleischer. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., 97 min.


6:30PM *Carson on TCM: Charlton Heston (1976)* (2013) Johnny Carson and Charlton Heston. Turner Classic Movies, 12 min.


6:45PM *Private Screenings: Robert Osborne* (2014) Robert Osborne and Alec Baldwin. Dir: Peter Fitzgerald. Turner Classic Movies, 60 min.


*July 2, 2014 ? Primetime: Star of the Month Edward G. Robinson*


8:00PM *Smart Money* (1931) Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney. Dir: Alfred E. Green. Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., 81 min.


9:30PM *Little Caesar* (1931) Edward G. Robinson and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. First National Pictures Inc., 80 min. P/S


11:00PM *The Little Giant* (1933) Edward G. Robinson and Mary Astor. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. First National Pictures Inc., 74 min. P/S


12:30AM *The Whole Town's Talking* (1935) Edward G. Robinson and Jean Arthur. Dir: John Ford. Columbia Pictures Corp., 95 min. P/S


*July 2, 2014 ? Late Night: Star of the Month Edward G. Robinson*


2:15AM *Bullets or Ballots* (1936) Edward G. Robinson and Joan Blondell. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., 77 min.


3:45AM *The Last Gangster* (1937) Edward G. Robinson and James Stewart. Dir: Edward Ludwig. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 84 min.


5:15AM *Private Screenings: Patricia Neal* (2004) Patricia Neal and Robert Osborne. Dir: Sean Cameron. Turner Classic Movies, 42 min.


*July 3, 2014 ? Daytime: The Films of George Sanders*


6:00AM *Confessions of a Nazi Spy* (1939) Edward G. Robinson and Francis Lederer. Dir: Anatole Litvak. Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., 105 min.


8:00AM *Rebecca* (1940) Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Selznick International Pictures Inc., 130 min. P/S


10:15AM *The Gay Falcon* (1941) George Sanders and Wendy Barrie. Dir: Irving Reis. RKO Radio Pictures Inc., 67 min.


11:30AM *The Lodger* (1944) Merle Oberon and George Sanders. Dir: John Brahm. Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corp., 84 min. P/S


1:00PM *All About Eve* (1950) Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corp., 138 min. P/S


3:30PM *Carson on TCM: Bette Davis (1983)* (2013) Johnny Carson and Bette Davis. Turner Classic Movies, 12 min.


3:45PM *King Richard and the Crusaders* (1954) Rex Harrison and Virginia Mayo. Dir: David Butler. Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. 114 min. P/S


5:45PM *Village of the Damned* (1960) George Sanders and Barbara Shelley. Dir: Wolf Rilla. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., 78 min.


7:15 *Private Screenings: Patricia Neal* (2004) Patricia Neal and Robert Osborne. Dir: Sean Cameron. Turner Classic Movies, 42 min.


*July 3, 2014 ? Primetime: The Films of Andy Griffith*


8:00PM *A Face in the Crowd* (1957) Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal. Dir: Elia Kazan. Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., 126 min. P/S


10:15PM *No Time for Sergeants* (1958) Andy Griffith and Myron McCormick. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., 119 min. P/S


12:30AM *Hearts of the West* (1975) Jeff Bridges and Andy Griffith. Dir: Howard Zieff. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., 102 min.


*July 3, 2014 ? Late Night: Andy Griffith and Le Ville du Qu?bec*


2:30AM *Spy Hard* (1996) Leslie Neilson and Andy Griffith. Dir: Rick Friedberg. Hollywood Pictures, 81 min. P


4:00AM *I Confess* (1953) Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., 95 min. P/S


5:45AM *Carson on TCM: Neil Simon (1980)* (2013) Johnny Carson and Neil Simon. Turner Classic Movies, 12 min.


*July 4, 2014 ? Daytime: Born on the Fourth of July*


6:00AM *Barefoot in the Park* (1967) Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Dir: Gene Saks. Paramount Pictures, 105 min. P/S


8:00AM *The Sunshine Boys* (1975) Walter Matthau and George Burns. Dir: Herbert Ross. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., 111 min.


10:00AM *On the Waterfront* (1954) Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint. Dir: Elia Kazan. Columbia Pictures Corp., 108 min. P/S


12:00PM *All Fall Down* (1962) Eva Marie Saint and Warren Beatty. Dir: John Frankenheimer. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., 111 min.


2:00PM *Eva Marie Saint: Live at the TCM Classic Film Festival* (2014) Eva Marie Saint and Robert Osborne. Turner Classic Movies, 45 min.


3:00PM *The Invisible Man* (1933) Claude Rains and Gloria Stuart. Dir: James Whale. Universal Pictures Corp., 71 min. P/S


4:15PM *Titanic* (1997) Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Dir: James Cameron. Paramount Pictures, 194 min. P/S


7:45 *Carson on TCM: Gregory Peck (1976)* (2013) Johnny Carson and Gregory Peck. Turner Classic Movies, 12 min.


*July 4, 2014 ? Primetime: Friday Night Spotlight ? The Soul of America*


8:00PM *A Tree Grows in Brooklyn* (1945) Dorothy McGuire and Joan Blondell. Dir: Elia Kazan. Twentieth-Century-Fox Film Corp., 128 min. P/S


10:15PM *To Kill a Mockingbird* (1963) Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall. Dir: Robert Mulligan. Universal-International Films, 130 min. P/S


12:30AM *Lost in America* (1985) Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty. Dir: Albert Brooks. Warner Bros. Pictures, 91 min.


2:15AM *Nashville* (1975) Henry Gibson and Lily Tomlin. Dir: Robert Altman. Paramount Pictures, 157 min. P/S


*July 4, 2014 ? Late Night: Surveillance*


5:00AM *Modern Times* (1936) Charles Chaplin and Paulette Goddard. Dir: Charles Chaplin. United Artists Film Corp., 87 min. P/S


*July 5, 2014 ? Daytime: Surveillance*


6:30AM *The President's Analyst* (1967) James Coburn and Godfrey Cambridge. Dir: Theodore J. Flicker. Paramount Pictures, 104 min. P/S


8:15AM *The Parallax View* (1974) Warren Beatty and Hume Cronyn. Dir: Alan J. Pakula. Paramount Pictures, 102 min. P/S


10:00AM *M* (1930) Peter Lorre and Otto Wernicke. Dir: Fritz Lang. Janus Films, 111 min. P/S


12:00PM *Rear Window* (1954) James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount Pictures Corp., 112 min. P/S


2:00PM *Cape Fear* (1962) Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum. Dir: J. Lee Thompson. Melville-Talbot Productions, 105 min. P/S


4:00PM *The Anderson Tapes* (1971) Sean Conner and Dyan Cannon. Dir: Sidney Lumet. Columbia Pictures, 95 min.


5:45PM *The Conversation* (1974) Gene Hackman and John Cazale. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. Paramount Pictures Corp., 113 min. P/S


7:45PM *Carson on TCM: Kirk Douglas (1988)* (2013) Johnny Carson and Kirk Douglas. Turner Classic Movies, 12 min.


*July 5, 2014 ? Primetime: The Essentials ? Ancient Rome*


8:00PM *Spartacus* (1960) Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. Universal-International Pictures Co. Inc., 196 min. P/S


11:30PM *A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum* (1966) Zero Mostel and Phil Silvers. Dir: Richard Lester. United Artists, 99 min. P/S


1:15AM *Carson on TCM: Kirk Douglas (1988)* (2013) Johnny Carson and Kirk Douglas. Turner Classic Movies, 12 min.


1:3oAM *Carson on TCM: Gene Kelly (1977)* Johnny Carson and Gene Kelly. Turner Classic Movies, 12 min.


1:45AM *Carson on TCM: Fred Astaire (1979)* (2013) Johnny Carson and Fred Astaire. Turner Classic Movies, 8 min.


*July 5, 2014 ? Late Night: TCM Underground*


2:00AM *Ghost Story* (1981) Fred Astaire and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Dir: John Irvin. Universal Pictures, 110 min. E


4:00AM *The Band Wagon* (1953) Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., 113 min.


Edited by: Remy_Orpen on Dec 5, 2013 5:14 PM

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Remy, welcome to the Programming Challenge. You have many good things here which the TCM programmers could use. Love the tribute to Brock Peters, Victor Seastrom as director and actor, Susan Hayward movies, and much more. *Libel* is a good film to show Olivia De Havilland later in her career.


Not to mention that there are just lots of good movies in your schedule.

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Fantastic schedule, Remy. Seriously--so many great movies and themes. And every single person you focused on is great, especially George Sanders & Bernard Herrmann. Eddie G as SOTM is perfect.

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This is a very wonderful schedule! I like in particular the day to give tribute to George Sanders!


I wish to welcome you to the forum and I congratulate you on your initial post being constructive participation!

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We've got some great schedules! This is a bump-up reminder that there's still time -- Challenge #24 closes on December 29, so you still have a couple of weeks!

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One more week to join the 24th Challenge! We have six great schedules (if I counted correctly). Challenge closes on next Sunday, December 29, after which I will post the voting thread. In order to vote, you need to have been a member of this forum as of October 1, 2013. If you joined after that date, you can vote if you posted a schedule. No photo IDs necessary.

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Glad to be back here and catching up.

obrienmundy, I assume you've reposted so that you can add notes, which is great. Remy-welcome. I really enjoyed your Bernard Hermann scores day, Victor Seastrom selections and E.G. Robinson as SOTM. kingrat- great schedule, as usual. I love your selections for your patriotic theme- especially The Emigrants and Hold Back the Dawn. I would definitely buy the Ida Lupino collection. It contains one of my all time favorites: The Hard Way. I'm still waiting for that one to be an Essential. Your second looks theme had two interesting films: The Crystal Ball (fabulous for the very funny Iris Adrian) and Fours A Crowd. Sorry, except for the model trains, I still don't care for it. ThomernstTVO- you have a really nice selection of films in your "Other Masters of Suspence" theme. Anything with Alec Guinness is great, centennial or not. Also, I liked your spotlight on Robt. E. Sherwood, a prolific screenwriter. Skimpole- Jean Gabin as SOTM floats my boat, Fanny and Alexander is a wonderful Essential, and last but not least: Fig Leaves -yes, yes, yes! Gagman will back me up on this one.

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Be thankful for what you've got, or the end may be near




0600 *The Last Waltz* (117 min, p/s) dir. Martin Scorsese; stars the Band

0800 *Howard's End* (1992, Merchant/Ivory, 140 min, p/s) dir. James Ivory, stars Helena Bonham Carter, Prunella Scales

1030 *The Last Picture Show* (1971, Columbia, 127 min, p/s) dir. Peter Bogdanovich; stars Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

1245 *Cinema Paradiso* (1988, 124 min, Cristaldifilm, p/s) dir. Giuseppe Tornatore; stars Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Jacques Perrin


They're lamenting in sackcloth


1500 *Francis of Assisi* (1961, Fox, 105 min, p/s) dir. Michael Curtiz, stars Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart

Short: John Frankenheimer on Burt Lancaster


and ashes


1700 *The Towering Inferno* (1974, Fox/WB, 165 min, p/s) dir. John Guillermin, stars Fred Astaire, William Holden, Jennifer Jones


There will be much wailing


2000 *Cry for Happy* (1961, Columbia, 110 min, p/s) dir. George Marshall stars Glenn Ford, Donald O'Connor, James Shigeta


and gnashing of teeht


2200 *Marathon Man* (1976, Paramound, 125 min) PREMIERE #1 dir. John Schlesinger, stars Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider


0015 Silent Sunday Nights: *Silent Movie* (1976, Fox, 87 min, exempt) dir. Mel Brooks; stars Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise

Short: Stop, Look, and Listen


TCM keeps showing those damn pretentious foreign films, too!


0200 *All About My Mother* (1999, El Deseo, 101 min) EXEMPT dir. Pedro Almod?var; stars Cecilia Roth, Marisa Pendes, Candela Pe?a

0345 *Z* (1969, 127 min, p/s) dir. Costa-Gavras; stars Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trentignant




0600 *Knife in the Water* (1962, Kamera, 94 min, p/s) dir. Roman Polanski; stars Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz

0745 *Autumn Sonata* (1978, Personafilm, 99 min, p/s) dir. Ingmar Bergman, stars Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman

0930 *Babette's Feast* (1987, Panorama Film AS, 102 min, p/s) dir. Gabriel Axel, stars Bibi Andersson, Stephanie Audran, Bodil Kjer

1115 *Ivan's Childhood* (1962, Mosfilm, 95 min, p/s) dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, stars Nikolai Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeny Zharikov

Promo: Andrew Lloyd Webber on *My Fair Lady*

1300 Closely Watched Trains* (1966, Barrandov, 93 min, p/s) dir Jiř? Menzel, stars V?clav Neck?ř, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodsk?

1445 *Boy* (1969, Art Theater Guild, 98 min, p/s) dir. Nagisa Oshima, stars Fumio Watanabe, Akiko Koyama, Tetsuo Abe

1630 *The Story of Adele H.* (1975, Artistes Associ?s, 96 min, p/s) dir. Fran?ois Truffaut; stars Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott

1815 *The Nasty Girl* (1990, Filmverlag der Autoren, 92 min) PREMIERE #2 dir. Paul Verhoeven; stars Lena Stolze, Hans-Reinhard M?ller, Monika Baumgartner


Monday night: TCM must be under new management


2000 *The Outlas Josey Wales* (1976, WB, 135 min, p/s) dir Philip Kaufman replaced by Clint Eastwood; stars Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke

Short: Searchers For a Special City

2230 *The Train* (1964, UA, 140 min, p/s) dir. Arthur Penn replaced by John Frankenheimer; stars Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield

0100 *55 Days at Peking* (1963, Bronston, 154 min, p/s) dir. Anthony Mann replaced by Guy Green; stars Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven

0345 *The Cincinnati Kid* (1965, MGM, 102 min) dir. Sam Peckinpah replaced by Norman Jewison; stars Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell

Short: Lionpower from MGM (1967, MGM, 27 min)




Those of us who dispute the end of TCM are just part of the clique


0600 *The Group* (1966, 150 min, p/s) dir. Sidney Lumet; stars Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman

0830 *Ocean's Eleven* (1960, Dorchester, 127 min, p/s) dir. Lewis Milestons; stars Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.


Or maybe we're in on the conspiracy theory


1045 *Seven Days in May* (1964, Seven Arts, 118 min, p/s) dir. John Frankenheimer; stars Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March

1245 *The Parallax View* (1974, Paramount, 102 min, p/s) dir. Alan J. Pakula; stars Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels


Or maybe we've been brainwashed


1430 *Return to Witch Mountain* (1978, Disney, 95 min, p/s) dir. John Hough; stars Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards

1615 *Telefon* (1977, MGM, 102 min) dir. Don Siegel ; stars Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasance)

1800 *The Ipcress File* (1965, Rank, 109 min, p/s) dir. Sidney Furie; stars Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman


Star of the Month: Rod Taylor


2000 *101 Dalmatians* (1961, Disney, 79 min) PREMIERE #3 dir. Clyde Geronimi; stars Rod Taylor, J. Pat O'Malley, Betty Lou Gerson

2130 *Hotel* (1967, WB, 124 min, p/s) dir. Richard Quine; stars Rod Taylor, Catherine Spaak, Melvyn Douglas

2345 *Young Cassidy* (1965, MGM, 110 min) dir. Jack Cardiff; stars Rod Taylor, Julie Christie, Maggie Smith

0145 *36 Hours* (1965, MGM, 115 min) dir. George Seaton; stars James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor

0345 *The VIPs* (1963, MGM, 120 min) dir. Anthony Asquith; stars Rod Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

Short: Zhivago: Behind the Camera with David Lean (1966, 10 min)




TCM shows the same stuff over and over


0600 *Boy Did I Get a Wrong Number* (1966, Edward Small, 99 min, p/s) dir. George Marshall, stars Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Phyllis Diller

0745 *Viva Las Vegas* (1964, MGM, 85 min) dir. George Sidney, stars Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova

0915 *Major Dundee* (1965, Columbia, 136 min, p/s) dir. Sam Peckinpah, stars Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton

Short: TCM on Letterboxing (5 min)

1145 *A Thousand Clowns* (1968, 118 min, p/s) dir. Fred Coe, stars Martin Balsam, Jason Robards, Barbara Harris

1345 *Mister Buddwing* (1966, MGM, 100 min) dir. Delbert Mann, stars James Garner, Jean Simmons, Suzanne Pleshette

1530 *Ice Station Zebra* (1968, MGM, 148 min) dir. John Sturges; stars Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan

1800 *Bunny Lake is Missing* (1965, Columbia, 107 min, p/s) dir. Otto Preminger, stars Laurence Olivier, Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley

Short: TCM on Letterboxing (5 min)


Set in pubs:


2000 *My Fair Lady* (1964, WB, 170 min) dir. George Cukor, stars Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison

2300 *Saturday Night and Sunday Morning* (1960, Woodfall, 89 min, p/s) dir. Karel Reisz, stars Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts

0045 *Withnail and I* (1987, Hand Made, 107 min, p/s) dir. Bruce Robinson, stars Richard Grant, Paul McGann

0245 *Frenzy* (1972, Universal, 116 min, p/s) dir. Alfred Hitchcock, stars Jon Finch, Alex McCowen, Anna Massey




For those of you who don't like "new" movies, here are some movies about old Hollywood


0445 *Hearts of the West* (1975, MGM, 102 min), dir. Howard Zieff; stars Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Donald Pleasance

0630 *Targets* (1968, Saticoy, 90 min, p/s) dir. Peter Bogdanovich, stars Tim O'Kelly, Boris Karloff, Arthur Peterson

0800 *The Carpetbaggers* (1964, Embassy, 150 min, p/s) dir. Edward Dmytryk; stars George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker

1045 *The Legend of Lylah Clare* (1968, Associates and Aldrich, 130 min, p/s) dir. Robert Aldrich, stars Peter Finch, Kim Novak, Ernest Borgnine


1300 *Frances* (1982, Brooksfilms, 140 min, p/s) dir. Graeme Clifford; stars Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard

1530 *Harlow* (1965, Paramound, 125 min) PREMIERE #4 dir. Gordon Douglas, stars Carroll Baker, Red Buttons, Angela Lansbury

1745 *Gable and Lombard* (1976, Universal, 131 min) PREMIERE #5 dir. ; stars James Brolin, Jill Clayburgh, Red Buttons


What America means to me: Fighting police corruption


2000 *The Detective* (1968, Fox, 114 min) PREMIERE #6 dir. Gordon Douglas, stars Frank Sinatra, Jack Klugman, Tony Musante

2200 *Witness* (1985, Paramount, 112 min) PREMIERE #7 dir. Peter Wier; stars Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer

0000 *Serpico* (1973, Paramount, 130 min, p/s) dir. Sidney Lumet; stars Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe

0215 *Soylent Green* (1973, MGM, 97 min) dir. Richard Fleischer; stars Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young




For those of you who like the old stars, here are some New movies with old stars


0400 *The Black Stallion* (1979, UA, 118 min, p/s) dir. Carroll Ballard, stars Mickey Rooney, Kelly Reno, Teri Garr

0600 *The Cassandra Crossing* (1976, Associated General, 129 min, p/s) dir. George P. Cosmatos; stars Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Lionel Stander

0815 *Airport* (1970, Universal, 137 min, p/s) dir. ; stars Burt Lancaster, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin

1045 *One Is a Lonely Number* (1972, MGM, 97 min) dir. Mel Stuart; stars Trish Van Devere, Janet Leigh, Melvyn Douglas

1230 *Fool's Parade* (1971, Columbia, 98 min, p/s) dir. Andrew V. McLaglen; stars James Stewart, George Kennedy, Anne Baxter

1415 *Rooster Cogburn* (1975, Universal, 108 min, p/s) dir. Stuart Millar; stars John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe

1615 *Grumpy Old Men* (1993, WB, 103 min, p/s) dir. Donald Petrie; stars Jack Lemmon, Walther Matthau, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith

1800 *Harry in Your Pocket* (1973, UA, 103 min, p/s) dir. Bruce Geller; stars James Coburn, Michael Sarrazin, Walter Pidgeon

1945 Carson on TCM: Fred Astaire


Friday night spotlight: How movies look at television


2000 *Network* (1976, MGM, 121 min, p/s) dir. Sidney Lumet; stars Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

2215 *The Sunshine Boys* (1975, MGM, 111 min) dir. Herbert Ross; stars Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin

0015 *Being There* (1979, 130 min, p/s) dir. Hal Ashby; stars Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas

0230 *Tootsie* (1982, Columbia, 116 min, p/s) dir. Sydney Pollack; stars Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Charles Durning

0430 *Twist Around the Clock* (1961, 86 min) dir. Oscar Rudolph; stars Chubby Checker, John Cronin, Mary Mitchell




Old movies with new stars


0600 *The Great Waltz* (1972, MGM, 135 min) dir. Andrew L. Stone; stars Horst Buchholz, Mary Costa, Nigel Patrick

Short: Redd Foxx Becomes a Star

0830 *The Champ* (1979, MGM, 121 min) dir. Franco Zeffirelli; stars Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroeder

1045 *International Velvet* (1978, MGM, 127 min) dir. Bryan Forbes; stars Nanette Newman, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins

1300 *The Wiz* (1978, Universal, 134 min, p/s) dir. Sidney Lumet; stars Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell

Short: A Cinderella Named Elizabeth (1965, 7 min)

1530 *A Star is Born* (1976, WB, 139 min) PREMIERE #8 dir. Frank Pierson; stars Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey

1800 *The Jazz Singer* (1980, EMI, 115 min) PREMIERE #9 dir. Richard Fleischer; stars Neil Diamond, Laurence Olivier, Lucie Arnaz



The TCM boards are one happy family


2000 *The Wrong Box* (1966, Columbia, 105 min, p/s) dir. Bryan Forbes; stars Michael Caine, John Mills, Ralph Richardson

Short: The Million Hare (1963, WB, 6 min)

2200 *Our Mother's House* (1967, MGM, 104 min) dir. Jack Clayton; stars Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Brooks, Pamela Franklin

Short: All Eyes on Sharon Tate

0000: *The Damned* (1969, 156 min) PREMIERE #10 dir. Luchino Visconti; stars Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Berger


TCM Underground:


0245 *Breakin'* (1984, 90 min, exempt) dir. Joel Silberg; stars Lucinda Dickey, Shabba Doo, Michael "Boogallo Shrimp" Chambers

0430 *Lambada* (1990, 104 min, exempt) dir. Joel Silberg; stars J. Eddie Peck, Melorda Hardin, Shabba Doo

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With The Story of Film showing up over the past several months, especially once it reached the 1960s, there was a lot of complaining about TCM's programming here on the TCM boards. Dozens and dozens of threads, it seems. There was a part of me that wanted to tell these people to {long, long string of expletives deleted}, but I decided to channel my energy into something else: coming up with a schedule for the Programming Challenge. If they don't like one movie released after Jan. 1, 1960, why not blow their minds with an entire week of such films?


They'll probably say this is the end of TCM as we know it, so there are some movies whose titles suggest finality to kick things off on Sunday. Except for *Cinema Paradiso*, which is there because it has a scene of a movie theater burning down, which I figured was somehow appropriate. The second half of the SUnday afternoon/evening schedule should be self-explanatory, other than the Franciscans being a mendicant order. I'm not certain they wore sackcloth, but it was the best I could do.


The Story of Film showed that there are posters here who hate hate hate "pretentious" foreign films, and seemingly think only Hollywood movies can be "classic", so I picked a day's worth of interesting foreign films from all around the world. Thankfully, last July's Truffaut spotlight gave me a movie I could use here, as did The Story of Film; *Babette's Feast* is on the March 2014 schedule for a Friday Night Spotlight of movie food scenes.


Somebody suggested that all the post-1960 movies must be because TCM is under new managment or something. So I came up with a night of movies under new management, or at least where the director was replaced. I suppose that counts as new management of a sort.


Those of us who aren't shrieking about the putative end of TCM have been accused of being part of a clique, so why not include a movie about a clique of Vassar graduates, followed by a movie starring Hollywood's most famous clique, the Rat Pack? If they're going to accuse us of being a clique, why don't they accuse us of being part of a conspiracy? Or just of being brainwashed?


For Star of the Month, I had to pick somebody who made several movies after 1960, and with the allowing of Disney animated films, I picked Rod Taylor, the voice of Pongo in *101 Dalmatians*.


Somebody else complained about all the repeats, so I scheduled several frequently-aired movies on Wednesday. TCM even shows some of the shorts too much.


The last two movies on Wednesday afternoon have scenes set in British pubs, although I think the opening scene in *Ice Station Zebra* is set in Scotland. However, it's a good segue into the required theme of movies set in English pubs.


Finally on Thanksgiving we get to the old movies, or at least movies dealing with old Hollywood. (Boris Karloff plays an old movie star in *Targets*, and snippets of his film *The Criminal Code* show up on a TV broadcast.) Some are fictuional, some are purportedly biographical.


Tursday night sees the required theme of movies dealing with the meaning of America, for which I decided to spotlight people (actually, they're all police officers) who go up against police corruption.


On Friday, we have a day full of old-time stars -- people who started in the 1930s or earlier -- in movies released in the 1970s or later.


TCM being a TV channel for the movies, I figured why not have the Friday night spotlight look at the way Hollywood has viewed TV. Filming a TV special is part of the plot of *The Sunshine Boys* and *Twist Around the Clock*, while Peter Sellers learns about the world by watching TV in *Being There*. This spotlight could in other weeks go as far back as the late 1930s with *Five of a Kind*, in which the plot uses a TV hookup to show scenes of the Dionne quintuplets to an audience in a big-city theater.


On Friday, I gave you some old actors in recent movies; on Saturday you get some old movies, updated with newer actors! And since this board is really just one big happy family, why not have Saturday night be some similarly happy families? Finally, if you're worried about the end of TCM, why not dance your worries away with some of the post-1980 dance crazes? There's break dancing, and then the craze of 1990, the Lambada. (I don't think there was a macaraena-themed movie.) I didn't realize when I picked these two that they were directed by the same man and cast Shabba Doo.


For once, I actually used the limit of 10 premieres:


*Marathon Man*

*The Nasty Girl*

*101 Dalmatians*


*Gable and Lombard*

*The Detective*


*A Star is Born* (1976)

*The Jazz Singer* (1980)

*The Damned*

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With Fedya's excellent contribution, we have seven rich and wonderful presents under the tree this holiday season. The generous donors are Fedya, King Rat, Lonesome Polecat, Obrienmundy, Remy_Orpen, Skimpole, and ThomErnstTVO. Please note (I will include a reminder when I post the voting thread) that Obrienmundy's official entry is the one posted on December 21, with the notes.


Still a few more days to enter! Merry Christmas everyone!

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Lambada ?, The Jazz Singer (1980)?, Rod Taylor as SOTM? You do want to provoke. But after I stopped laughing, I found that I did want to respond to your very serious thoughts about The Story of Film. I often did not agree with all of Mark Cousin's views. He had very definite opinions and often proclaimed a certain film as "the greatest film" of all time or of a certain decade. This, at the same time as using a lot of B roll filler (I did not want to see that dangling Christmas ornament one more time). That said: I completely appreciate his view that Hollywood is not the center of the universe. I also laud Charlie and the TCM programmers for scheduling this series and all of the wonderful films that accompanied the series. I love all kinds of films. Thank you, Fedya, for your schedule.

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This is a wonderful schedule! I love the concept and you choose movies which highlight why some modern movies truly do belong on TCM. :) I believe that no person could make a reasonable argument against any of those movies being shown.

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What is the best format for posting the schedules? Last time around I simply cut and paste the schedule and there were formatting problems.

Text doc?? Getting ready to post now so I need some posting/formatting tips.





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My holiday gift to all of you . . . enjoy!


My holiday to you. Enjoy!


Lydecker?s Schedule

Week of March 16 ? 22, 2014



SOTM: *George Brent*

THE ESSENTIALS: *Hoosiers* (1986)

SILENT SUNDAY: *Silent Films of Lionel Barrymore* (1912-1928)

TCM IMPORTS: *Early Australian Cinema:*

*In The Wake of The Bounty* (1933) and *Clara Gibbons* (1934)

TCM SPOTLIGHT: *Spies of the Female Persuasion*

TCM UNDERGROUND: *Queen of Outer Space* (1958)

AMERICA CHALLENGE: *?Failure Is Not An Option.*?



*Ten North Frederick* (1958)

*Cheating Blondes* (1933)

*Blithe Spirit* (1945)

*Diamonds Are Forever* (1971)

*Under Suspicion* (1931)

*Marie Galante* (1934)

*Look What Happened to Rosemary?s Baby* (1976)

*Hoosiers* (1986)

*Apollo 13* (1995)

*Queen of Outer Space* (1958)


*Sunday, March 16*


*Daytime: Ralph Bellamy Never Gets The Girl.*


6 AM *Lady in a Jam* (1942) Irene Dunne and Patric Knowles. Dir: Gregory La Cava. Universal Pictures, 83 min. p/s

7:15 AM *Affectionately Yours* (1941) Merle Oberon and Dennis Morgan. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Warner Brothers, 90 min. p/s

8:45 AM *Coast Guard* (1939) Randolph Scott and Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Edward Ludwig. Columbia Pictures, 71 min. p/s

10 AM *Hands Across the Table* (1935) Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray. Dir: Mitchell Leisen. Paramount Productions, 85 min. p/s

11:30 AM *His Girl Friday* (1940) Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Dir: Howard Hawks. Columbia Pictures, 90 min. p/s


*Daytime: The Help*


1 PM *Sitting Pretty* (1948) Clifton Webb and Robert Young. Dir: Walter Lang. Twentieth Century Fox Corp. 84 min. p/s

2:30 PM *Rebecca* (1940) Lawrence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Selznick International Pictures, Inc., 120 min. p/s

4:30 PM *My Man Godfrey* (1936) William Powell and Carole Lombard. Dir: Gregory La Cava. Universal Pictures, 90 min. p/s

6 PM *Arthur* (1981) Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli. Dir: Steven Gordon. Orion Pictures, 117 min. p/s


*Primetime: May/December Romances*


8 PM *Ten North Frederick* (1958) Gary Cooper and Suzy Parker. Dir: Philip Dunne, Twentieth Century Fox Corp., 102 min. Premiere

9:45 PM *Daddy Long Legs* (126) (1955) Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron. Dir: Jean Negulesco. Twentieth Century Fox Corp., 126 min. p/s


*Late Night: Silent Sunday/ Lionel Barrymore Silents*


12 M *Sadie Thompson* (1928) Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Raoul Walsh, Gloria Swanson Productions, 90 min. Exempt

1:30 AM *The Bells* (1926) Lionel Barrymore and Caroline Frances Cooke.. Dir: James Young. Chadwick Pictures, 90 min. Exempt

3 AM *The New York Hat* (1912) Mary Pickford and Lionel Barrymore. Dir: D.W. Griffith. Biograph Studio, 16 min. Exempt


*Late Night: TCM Imports/Australian Cinema*


3:30 AM *In the Wake of The Bounty* (1933) Mayne Lynton and Errol Flynn. Dir: Charles Chauvel. Expeditionary Films, 60 min. Exempt

4:30 AM *Clara Gibbings* (1934) Dorothy Brunton and Campbell Copelin. Dir: F. W. Thring. Efftee Film Productions, 81 min. Exempt


*Monday, March 17*


*Daytime: The Films of Aline MacMahon*


6 AM *Golddiggers of 1933* (1933) Warren William and Aline MacMahon. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. Warner Brothers Pictures, 90 min. p/s

7:30 AM *Kind Lady* (1935) Aline MacMahon and Basil Rathbone. Dir: George B. Seitz. MGM, 85 min. p/s

9 AM *One Way Passage* (1932) William Powell and Kay Francis. Dir: Tay Garnett. Warner Brothers, 60 min. p/s

10 AM *Five Star Final* (1931) Edward G. Robinson and Marian Marsh. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy, Warner Brothers, 90 min. p/s

11:30 AM *Dragon Seed* (1944) Walter Huston and Katherine Hepburn. Dir: Jack Conway. MGM, 148 min. p/s

2 PM *Diamond Head* (1963) Charlton Heston and Yvette Mimieux. Dir: Guy Green. Columbia Pictures, 125 min. p/s


*Daytime: Blonde Have More Fun.*


4:15 PM *Blonde Cheat* (1938) Joan Fontaine and Derrick DeMarney. Dir: Joseph Santley. RKO, 60 min. p/s

5:15 *Cheating Blondes* (1933) Thelma Todd and Ralf Harolde. Dir: Joseph Levering. Equitable Pictures, 60 min. Premiere

6:15 *Platinum Blonde* (1931) Jean Harlow and Loretta Young. Dir: Frank Capra. Columbia Pictures, 90 min. p/s


*Primetime: The Films of The Irish Mafia*


8 PM *The Picture Snatcher* (1933) James Cagney and Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Warner Brothers, 75 min. p/s

9:30 PM *The Irish In Us* (1935) James Cagney, Pat O?Brien and Frank McHugh. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Warner Brothers, 80 min. p/s

11 PM *Torrid Zone* (1940) James Cagney and Pat O?Brien. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Brothers, 87 min. p/s

12:30 PM *Murder Man* (1935) Spencer Tracy and Virginia Bruce. Dir: Tim Whelan. MGM, 75 min. p/s

2 AM *Indianapolis Speedway* (1939) Pat O?Brien and Frank McHugh. Dir: Lloyd Bacon, Warner Brothers, 85 min. p/s

3:30 AM *The Fighting 69th* (1940) James Cagney, Pat O?Brien and Frank McHugh. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Bros., 90 min. p/s

5 AM *Back in Circulation* (1937) Pat O?Brien and Joan Blondell. Dir: Ray Enright. Warner Brothers, 82 min. p/s


*Tuesday, March 18*


*Daytime: Radio Days*


6:30 AM *Big Broadcast of 1938* (1938) W. C. Fields and Martha Raye. Dir: Mitchell Leisen. Paramount Pictures, 90 min. p/s

8 AM *Poor Little Rich Girl* (1936) Shirley Temple and Alice Faye. Dir: Irving Cummings. Twentieth Century Fox, 79 min. p/s

9:45 AM *The Unsuspected* (1947) Claude Rains and Joan Caufield. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers, 103 min. p/s

11:15 AM *A Face In The Crowd* (1957) Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal. Dir: Elia Kazan. Newtown Productions/Warner Brothers, 132 min. p/s


*Daytime: Mind Readers and Mediums*


1:30 PM *Thirteen Women* (1932) Irene Dunne and Myrna Loy. Dir: George Archainbaud, RKO, 74 min. p/s

2:45 PM *The Mind Reader* (1933) Warren William and Constance Cummings. Dir: Roy Del Ruth, First National Pictures, 68 min. p/s

4 PM *Blithe Spirit* (1945) Rex Harrison and Constance Cummings. Dir: David Lean., Two Cities Films. 96 min. Premiere

5:45 PM *Family Plot* (1976) Barbara Harris and Bruce Dern. Dir:

Alfred Hitchcock. Universal Pictures, 120 min. p/s


**Primetime/Late Night: Lorelei Lee as Guest Programmer*


8 PM *Jewel Robbery* (1932) William Powell and Kay Francis. Dir: William Dieterle, Warner Brothers, 90 min. p/s

9:30 PM *Diamonds Are Forever* (1971) Sean Connery and Jill St. John. Dir: Guy Hamilton, United Artists, 120 min. Premiere

11:30 PM *Breakfast at Tiffany?s* (1961) Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Dir: Blake Edwards, Paramount Pictures, 115 min. p/s

1:30 AM *To Catch A Thief* (1955) Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount Pictures, 106 min. p/s

3:15 AM *Raffles* (1930) Ronald Coleman and Kay Francis, Dir: Harry D'Abbadie D'Arrast and George Fitzmaurice. Samuel Goldwyn Productions, 72 min. p/s

4:30 AM *The Pink Panther* (1964) David Niven and Peter Sellers. Dir: Blake Edwards. Mirsch-G&E Productions, 115 min. p/s


*Wednesday, March 19*


*Daytime: Disney Creature Features*


5:45 AM *Bambi* (1942) Bobby Stewart and Donnie Dunagan. Dir: David Hand, James Algar, Bill Roberts, Norman Wright, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield and Graham Heid. Walt Disney Prod.,70 min.

7 AM *101 Dalmatians* (1961) Rod Taylor and Betty Lou Gerson. Dir: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wolfgang Reitherman. Walt Disney Prod., 79 min.

8:30 AM *Lady and The Tramp* (1955) Larry Roberts and Barbara Luddy. Dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske, Walt Disney Prod., 75 min.

10 AM *The Lion King* (1994) Jonathan Taylor Thomas and James Earl Jones. Dir: Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. Walt Disney Prod., 89 min.

11:30 AM *The Aristocats* (1970) Phil Harris and Eva Gabor. Dir: Wolfgang Reitherman. Walt Disney Prod., 78min.


*Daytime: Happy 100th Birthday, Fred Clark*


2 PM *White Heat* (1949) James Cagney and Edmond O?Brien. Dir: Raoul Walsh. Warner Bros., 115 min. p/s

4 PM *Sunset Blvd* (1950) Gloria Swanson and William Holden. Dir: Billy Wilder. Paramount Pictures, 115 min. p/s

6 PM *Miracle In the Rain* (1956) Jane Wyman and Van Johnson. Dir:

Rudolf. Warner Brothers, 110 min. p/s


*Primetime/Late Night: Star of the Month George Brent*


8 PM *Under Suspicion* (1931) J. Harold Murray and Lois Moran. Dir: A.F. Erickson, Fox Film, 64 min. Premiere

9:15 PM *Miss Pinkerton* (1932) George Brent and Joan Blondell. Dir: Lloyd Bacon, First National, 66 min. p/s

10:30 AM *The Great Lie* (1941) Bette Davis and George Brent. Dir: Edmund Goulding, Warner Brothers, 102 min. p/s

12:15 AM *The Spiral Staircase* (1946) Dorothy Malone and George Brent. Dir: Robert Siodmak, RKO, 83 min. p/s

1:45 AM *Dark Victory* (1939) Bette Davis and George Brent. Dir: Edmund Goulding. Warner Brothers, 105 min. p/s

3:45 AM *They Call It Sin* (1932) George Brent and Loretta Young. Dir: Thornston Freeland. First National, 68 min. p/s

5 AM *The Keyhole* (1933) Kay Francis and George Brent. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros., 69 min. p/s


*Thursday, March 20*


*Daytime: Sibling Rivalry*


6:15 AM *Common Law* (1931) Constance Bennett and Joel McCrea. Dir: Paul L. Stein., RKO-Pathe, 77 min. p/s

7:30 AM *Trade Winds* (1938) Joan Bennett and Frederic March. Dir: Tay Garnett. Walter Wanger Productions/United Artists, 90 min. p/s

9 AM *Gold Is Where You Find It* (1938) Oliva de Havilland and George Brent. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers, 90 min. p/s

10:30 AM *Sky Giant* (1938) Joan Fontaine and Richard Dix. Dir: Lew Landers. RKO, 81 min. p/s


*Daytime: Hoist A Few! English Pubs in Film*


12 PM *A Tale of Two Cities* (1935) Ronald Coleman and Elizabeth Allen. Dir: Jack Conway. MGM, 128 min. p/s

2:15 PM *National Velvet* (1945) Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney. Dir: Clarence Brown. MGM, 120 min. p/s

4:15 PM *Mrs. Miniver* (1942) Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Dir: William Wyler. MGM, 134 min. p/s

6:30 PM *Sherlock Holmes Faces Death* (1943) Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Dir: Roy William Neill. Universal Studios, 80 min. p/s


*Primetime/Late Night:*

*My Challenge: What Do These Films Have In Common??*


8 PM *The Rains Came* (1939) Tyrone Power and Myrna Loy. Dir: Clarence Brown. Twentieth Century Fox, 100 min. p/s

9:45 PM *Camille* (1936) Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor. Dir: George Cukor, MGM, 108 min. p/s

11:30 PM *The Road To Zanzibar* (1941) Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Dir: Victor Schertzinger. Paramount Pictures, 91 min. p/s

1 AM *36 Hours* (1965) James Garner and Eva Marie Saint. Dir: George Seaton, MGM, 115 min. p/s

3 AM *Between Two Women* (1945) Van Johnson and Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Willis Goldbeck. MGM, 83 min. p/s

4:30 PM *The Son-Daughter* (1932) Helen Hayes and Ramon Navarro. Dir: Clarence Brown. MGM, 79 min. p/s


*Daytime: Friday, March 21*


*Happy Birthday, Virginia Weidler*


6 AM *The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt* (1939) Warren William, Ida Lupino and Virginia Weidler. Dir: Peter Godfrey. Columbia Pictures, 70 min. p/s

7:30 AM *The Great Man Votes* (1939) John Barrymore and Virginia Weidler. Dir: Garson Kanin. RKO, 72 min. p/s

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

11AM *Best Foot Forward* (1943) Lucille Ball and Virginia Weidler. Dir: Edward Buzzell. MGM, 95 min. p/s


*Daytime: Happy Birthday, Woody Van Dyke*


1 PM *Penthouse* (1933) Warren William and Myrna Loy. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke, MGM, 90 min. p/s

3:30 PM *Manhattan Melodrama* (1934) William Powell and Clark Gable. Dir: W. S. Van Dyke, MGM, 90 min. p/s

5 PM *The Thin Man* (1934) William Powell and Myrna Loy. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 90 min. p/s

6:30 PM *They Gave Him A Gun* (1937) Spencer Tracy and Gladys George. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. MGM, 90 min. p/s


*Primetime/Late Night:

Friday Night Spotlight ? Spies of the Female Persuasion*


8 PM *Mata Hari* (1931) Greta Garbo and Ramon Navarro. Dir: George Fitzmaurice. MGM, 90 min. p/s

9:30 PM *Stamboul Quest* (1934) Myrna Loy and George Brent. Dir: Sam Wood. MGM, 90 min. p/s

11 PM *The Lady Vanishes* (1938) Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Gainsborough Pictures, Ltd/Gaumont-British Picture Corp., 87 min. p/s

12:30 AM *Dishonored* (1931) Marlene Dietrich and Victor McLaglen. Dir: Josef von Sternberg. Paramount Pictures, 90 min. p/s

2 AM *British Agent* (1934) Leslie Howard and Kay Francis. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers, 81 min. p/s

3:30 AM *Dark Journey* (1937) Vivien Leigh and Conrad Veidt. Dir: Victor Saville. London Film Productions, 82 min. p/s

5 AM *Virginia City* (1940) Errol Flynn and Miriam Hopkins. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers, 115 min. p/s


*Saturday, March 22*


*Daytime: 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal*


7 AM *Panama Hattie* (1942) Red Skelton and Ann Southern. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. MGM, 80 min. p/s

8:30 AM *Marie Galante* (1934) Spencer Tracy and Helen Morgan. Dir: Henry King. Fox Film Corp., 90 min. Premiere

10 AM *Across The Pacific* (1942) Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. Dir: John Huston. Warner Brothers, 90 min. p/s

11:30 AM *Panama Flo* (75) (1932) Helen Twelvetrees and Robert Armstrong. Dir: Ralph Murray. RKO, 80 min. p/s


*Daytime: What Were They Thinking?*


1 PM *Beyond The Forest* (1949) Bette Davis and Joseph Cotton. Dir: Warner Brothers, 97 min. p/s

2:45 PM *Spitfire* (1934) Katharine Hepburn and Robert Young. Dir: John Cromwell. RKO, 88 min. p/s

4:15 PM *Trog* (1970) Joan Crawford and Michael Gough. Dir: Freddie Francis. Herman Cohen Productions, 95 min. p/s

6 PM *Look What Happened to Rosemary?s Baby* (1976) Patty Duke and Ray Milland. Dir: Sam O?Steen. Paramount, 100 min. Premiere


*Primetime/Late-Night: American Films: ?Failure is not an option.?*


8 PM *Hoosiers* (1986) Gene Hackman and Barbara Hershey. Dir: David Anspaugh. Orion Pictures, 114 min. TCM Essential /Premiere

10 PM *Apollo 13* (1995) Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon. Dir: Ron Howard. Imagine Entertainment, 140 min. Premiere

12:30 AM *The Conquerers* (1932) Richard Dix and Ann Harding. Dir: William Wellman. RKO, 84 min. p/s

2 AM *Advise & Consent* (1962) Charles Laughton and Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Otto Preminger. Columbia Pictures, 139 min. p/s


*TCM Underground*


4 AM *Queen of Outer Space* (1958) Zsa Zsa Gabor and Eric Fleming. Dir: Edward Bernds, Allied Artists, 80 min. Premiere

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Programming notes from Lydecker


*SOTM ? George Brent*

George Brent never fails to charm and

entertain which is why he is my choice for

SOTM. Those looks, that voice, that non-stop

sex appeal-- no wonder Ruth Chatterton and

Ann Sheridan fell in love with him and even

the difficult Bette Davis behaved herself

when co-starring with him. Mostly playing

the hero, once in a while, a very convincing

villain, George Brent played leading man

in many a classic film with the finest actresses

of his time which is why he gets my vote for



*The Essentials ? Hoosiers*

A perfect little film which has stood the

test of time, ?Hoosiers? is a grand example of

the ?failure is not an option? spirit of Americans which

is why I have chosen it as the centerpiece in my American film

category. What makes a film an essential? The ability to enchant

and entertain even after you have seen it over and over

again. This film has it all. Amazing performances

by a great cast, including the legendary Gene Hackman

and scene stealer Dennis Hopper, an amazing Academy

Award nominated score and, damn it, it?s even a true story!

What a perfect essential.


*Silent Sunday: Silents of Lionel Barrymore*

Lionel Barrymore is/was a national treasure

and had a significant body of work as a silent

star long before he successfully transitioned to sound films.

Included in this Silent Sunday are two features and one short film.


*TCM Imports/Australian Cinema*

The Aussies have a long and storied history in filmmaking dating back

to 1906 with the production of ?The Story of the Kelly Gang,? the earliest feature film ever produced. My TCM Imports are two films from

the 1930?s, ?In The Wake of the Bounty, a precursor to ?Mutiny on the Bounty? which features a very young Errol Flynn along with ?Clara Gibbons.?


*TCM Spotlight: Spies of the Female Persuasion*

If you were one of the great actresses of the 1930?s,

chances are you got at least one chance to play a woman of

mystery and espionage. Myrna Loy, Kay Francis, Marlena

Dietrich, Miriam Hopkins, Vivien Leigh, Margaret Lockwood

all made convincing lady spies, following in the footsteps of the greatest one of them all, Greta Garbo?s ?Mata Hari.?


*TCM Underground: Queen of Outer Space*

This movie just kills me. Zsa Zsa Gabor as a nuclear scientist?? Mask-wearing mutant Queens and the world?s least convincing ?You Are Now on Venus? sets? What actually makes this film watchable (for laughs) is the fact that there are some decent actors in it -- Eric Fleming, Dave Willock, Paul Birch and, of course, the redoubtable Miss Gabor. By the way, Ben Hecht penned the screenplay -- Oh, how the mighty have fallen.


*Ralph Bellamy Never Gets The Girl.*

Poor Ralph. Always a doofus and almost

never gets the girl. What a trooper he must

have been to have had no ego about always being

an also ran in the romance department.


*The Help*

So many wonderful movies are anchored

by a great character who is indispensable

to the family he/she serves. But, before

hiring, do check out those references.

For every Godfrey, there is also a Mrs. Danvers.

Good help is just so hard to find.


*May/December Romances.*

?Ten North Frederick? has always been a favorite of

mine and I cannot wait for TCM to acquire the rights to

this Twentieth Century Fox classic. Gary Cooper

and Suzy Parker have incredible chemistry together

and it is a tearjerker from start to finish. For my other

May/December romance, I just had to go with a Fred

Astaire film that I love, ?Daddy Long Legs.?

Poor Fred. In the 1950?s he was always paired with

a woman who was, more often than not, at least

a couple of decades younger than he, but, he always

managed to make the romance ring true.


*A Salute to Aline MacMahon*

I very nearly made Aline my SOTM, so in awe am I of

her consistently fine performances. A great comedienne

as well as a fine dramatic actress, in my book there is nothing

Aline MacMahon can?t do and do wonderfully.


*Blondes Have More Fun?*

Hollywood clearly loves blondes and (fun fact!) the number of films usingthe word ?blonde? in the title run into the dozens. These are a few

fun films featuring a diverse group of blonde heroines from Thelma Todd to my favorite blonde, Jean Harlow.


*The Films of The Irish Mafia*

On St. Patrick?s Day what better programming could you have than a

salute to the films of the members of Hollywood?s ?Irish Mafia? aka ?The Boys Club.? Original members included James Cagney, Pat O?Brien Spencer Tracy and Frank McHugh who were later joined by Frank Morgan and Ralph Bellamy. Wouldn?t you have killed to have attended one of those get-togethers?? Let the good times roll.


*Radio Days*

Back in the day being a radio star was a huge deal. Many film greats

got their start in radio and I?ve always loved the films set in that period.

Being heard, but not seen, could and did on occasion hide a multitude

of sins (murder, meglomania) but sometimes it was also, just good, clean fun. (Thank you, Shirley Temple.)


*Mind Readers and Mediums*

Did you ever notice that in film, as in life, more often than not, mind

readers and mediums are incredible fakes? ?Thirteen Women? is

a particular favorite of mine as it was my first experience being

being shocked to find darling ?Nora Charles? aka Myrna Loy could be

equally convincing as the evil ?half caste,? Ursula Georgi. Mostly

these mind readers and mediums are just having fun but every once

in a while, those mind games turn deadly.


*Lorelei Lee as Guest Programmer*

I had such fun compiling this block of films with my guest programmer

Lorelei Lee. Films about diamonds and the acquisition of them is an on-going Hollywood preoccupation so Lorelei had lots of films to choose from. These are just a few of her favorite selections.


*Disney Creature Features*

I have to admit that, as a child, I had no time for those

Disney ?princesses films? like ?Snow White? and ?Cinderella.?

But I loved all of the animal films and really felt (still do) that Disney actually created animals with far more humanity than he did any of his human heroes and heroines. He did do human villains well. Cruella DeVille and The Wicked Queen have it all over the ?princesses,? in my book.


*Happy 100th Birthday, Fred Clark.*

What a great character actor. I was thrilled when

I discovered that Fred Clark?s 100th birthday would

occur in 2014 and I could salute him in my schedule.

Though many of his bravura performances showcase

his considerable comic skills, I have chosen three dramatic

performances to show that Fred Clark was much more

than just a funny guy.


*Sibling Rivalry*

Some got along (the Bennetts) and some didn?t

(Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland.) But there

was no question that a lot of talent ran in these

families. Enjoy seeing these ?sister acts? in action.


*English Pubs in Films*

When this was proposed as part of the challenge

I thought it would be a very easy thing to do.

Not really. (You just think you saw a pub in every film

set in England but you really didn?t!) Here are four classic films

in which some of our favorite film characters ?hoist a few.?


*My Challenge: What do these films have in common?*

Ah ha! This diverse group of films has something in

common and it is my challenge to you to discern what

it is. I have every confidence that you intrepid film lovers will have the riddle solved in very short order.


*Happy Birthday Virginia Weidler and W. S. Van Dyke*

I love both of these people. Virginia Weidler has been

on my radar ever since I first saw ?The Philadelphia Story?

(the first classic film I remember seeing as a child) on TV.

She just leaps off the screen with her great talent and timing and

and even when she is occasionally miscast (?The Women?) she

still delivers the goods. As for Woody Van Dyke, I worship this guy.

He man has directed at least 5 of my all time favorite films and proved again and again that a great director can also be a ?time efficient? director.


*100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal*

In film, somebody always seemed to be scheming to

blow up the Panama Canal. Sometimes you had a

film mixing intrigue with a bit of comedy and music,

other times the schemes were deadly serious. In

any case, that canal sure provided material for

a whole lot of 30?s and 40?s films.


*What Were They Thinking?*

Into every career, a stinker or two must fall. Katharine

Hepburn as a hillbilly? What genius came up with that idea?

Here are a few ****? performances by actors (or studio

bosses) who really should have known better.


*America Challenge: ?Failure is not an option.?*

For the America Challenge I chose 4 very different films which

are linked by heroes who epitomize that stubborn ?can do?

spirit which is so uniquely American. In the words of Ed Harris as

Flight Director, Gene Kranz, ?Failure is NOT an option.? Success

is measured in very different ways in each of these films --

Winning a big game, amassing a great fortune, bringing

three stranded astronauts safely home or shaking the very

foundations of government to stay true to your own moral compass.

Yet what links each of them (other than each being a great film)

is that American spirit which says one should never, ever give up.

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Lydecker, sorry I didn't log on in time to answer your question, but what you posted looks fine to me! Another great schedule... and with Aline MacMahon! I saw her in person once, carrying a bust of herself, to give as a gift to the Performing Arts Library in New York City, where it is now housed.

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Love your schedule which absolutely cracks me up. What genius to take all the paranoia and complaints about TCM and its management and turn it into a great schedule. As they say . . . ****.



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Not to be a stickler for rules, especially with a fellow competitor Lydecker, but we're only allowed to use Disney animated movies for this challenge. They're not exempt from the premiere limitations.

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Sorry, did not realize the Disney films went against the

premiere allowance. I will amend the schedule to pull those

films since we still have a bit of time.



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Replacement films for the disallowed (because of exceeding the

premiere limits) Disney Creature features. I am traveling today and will be unable to repost the full schedule with this change until tonight.

I apologize for all of my shortcomings!





*Wednesday, March 19, 2014*


*Daytime: Non Animated, Non Disney Creature Features*


5:45 AM *Bell Book and Candle* (1959) James Stewart and Kim Novak. Dir: Richard Quine.Columbia, 105 min. p/s

7 AM *King Kong* (1933) Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong. Dir: Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. RKO, 110 min. p/s

9 AM *Mighty Joe Young* (1949) Terry Moore and Ben Johnson. Dir: Ernest B. Schoedsack. RKO, 105 min. p/s

11 AM *Lassie Come Home* (1943) Roddy McDowell and Donald Crisp. Dir: Fred M. Wilcox.MGM, 89 min. p/s

12:30 *Skippy* (1931) Jackie Cooper and Jackie Coogan. Dir: Norman Taurog and David Burton. Paramount, 85 min. p/s

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