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Not sure what to title this thread but wanted to have someplace to update people on TCM schedule changes for Canadians.

A place to notify people who may not be aware of film substitutions for Canadians because the originally scheduled TCM movie is blacked out in Canada due to rights issues.

 

For example, tonight, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. "Ruby Gentry" is not available for TCM Canadians.

Instead, we get "Behave Yourself!" from 1951:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behave_Yourself!

 

Saturday, April 5, at 6:45 a.m., TCM Canucks get Hitchcock's "Bon Voyage" instead of "Screen Director's Playhouse."

 

Sunday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m. we don't get "Charly," but "Night Must Fall" instead.

Then, at 12 midnight, we get "The Prisoner of Zenda":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner_of_Zenda_%281922_film%29

instead of "Old San Francisco."

Before "Twenty Four Eyes" at 2:00 a.m., we get a Mary Pickford short instead of "Angora Love."

At 4:45 a.m., we get "Lionpower from MGM" instead of "MGM Parade Show #27."

 

Monday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m. we get "The Las Vegas Story" instead of "Forbidden Games."

 

TCM Canucks can see changes by checking out the TCM website:
www.tcm.com/schedule/canada/

 

and/or the "Now Playing" guide denotes films unavailable for Canadians - but not what is replacing the blacked out films.

 

I subscribe to "Now Playing" so will try and do the entire month when I have a chance...
 

 

 

 

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Here's the rest of April 2014 for Canadians.

 

 

April 8 - 1:45 a.m. TCM viewers in Canada get "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (1962) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Horsemen_of_the_Apocalypse_%28film%29
instead of "A Woman Under the Influence"

Also Canadians get a short at 4:22 a.m. "Glass Bottom Boat At Nasa" (1966)

April 9 - 12 midnight TCM Canucks get "Big City" (1948):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_City_%281948_film%29

instead  of "Went the Day Well?" (1942)

And at 5:30 a.m. TCM Canucks get the short "Ups and Downs" (1937)

instead of "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955)

 

April 11 - 12 midnight TCM Canucks get "Juarez" (1939)

instead of "Nights of Cabiria" (1957)

April 13 - At 6:00 a.m. TCM Canucks get the short "Heavenly Music" (1943)

instead of "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955)

April 15 - 12 midnight TCM Canucks get "Get Yourself A College Girl" (1964):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Yourself_a_College_Girl
instead of "Go, Johnny, Go!" (1959)

April 16 - At 7:30 p.m. TCM Canucks get the short  "Know Your Money" (1940)

instead of that "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955)

And at 1:45 a.m. TCM Canucks get "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney" (1937):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_of_Mrs._Cheyney_%281937_film%29
instead of "Merrily We Live" (1938)

April 17 - At 8:30 a.m. TCM Canucks get "The Prizefighter And The Lady" (1933):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prizefighter_and_the_Lady
instead of "Dinner At Eight" (1933)

April 19 - 5:15 a.m. TCM Canuckleheads get the short "I'm Much Obliged" (1936)

instead of "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955)

April 20 - At 10:30 a.m. TCM Canucks see "The Prodigal" (1955):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prodigal

instead of "The Big Fisherman" (1959)

Then from 12:23 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Canucks get a bunch of shorts
"Double Talk"(1937)
"Nut Guilty" (1936)
"Bring On The Girls" (1937)
"All American Drawback" (1935)
"Free And Easy" (1931)

April 22 - At 8:00 p.m. TCM Canuck Wayne fans see "Back To Bataan" (1945)
instead of "Stagecoach" (1939)

Then at 4:45 a.m.  TCM Canucks see "Without Reservations" (1946):

instead of "The Long Voyage Home" (1940)

April 29 - 5:00 a.m.  TCM Canucks see the short  
"The Prisoner of Swing" (1938)

instead of that old favourite "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955)

April 30 - Another change at 5:30 a.m. with TCM Canucks seeing the shorts "Wash Your Step"

(1936) and Constance Bennett doing her "Daily Beauty Rituals" (1937)

instead of "MGM Parade Show #27" (1955)




 

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May 2014 TCM Film Substitutions for Canucks

 

Monday, May 5

 

"The Biggest Bundle of Them All" (1968):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Biggest_Bundle_of_Them_All

at 4:15 a.m. instead of "The Shop on Main Street" (4:00 a.m.).

 

Then the short "Third Dimensional Murder" (1941) at 6:04 a.m.

 

Tuesday, May 6

 

Just a couple of shorts changed (or as Homer Simpson would say: "Shorts changed. Ha ha..."):

 

At 7:30 p.m. Canucks see "A Night in a Dormitory" (1930) and then at 7:53 p.m. there's "Operation Raintree" (1957).

TCM has the Ginger Rogers short spelled "Dormatory."

 

Instead of "The Man Around the House" (1955) and "MGM Parade Show #1" (1955).

 

Friday, May 9

 

Bright and early Saturday at 5:35 a.m. Canucks get "Believe It Or Not #3" (1931) instead of

"MGM Parade Show #1" (1955).

 

Tuesday, May 13

 

Again bright and early, at 5:30 a.m. (early Wednesday) Canucks get "Buyer Beware" (1940) and "The Five Locust Sisters" (1928) instead of "MGM Parade Show #1" (1955).

 

Thursday, May 15

 

At 10:00 a.m., Canucks get the shorts "The Luckiest Guy in the World" (1946) and then "Gus Arnheim and His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra" (1928) instead of "MGM Parade Show #4" (1955).

 

Friday, May 16

 

Canucks get "The Man from Down Under" (1943) at 8:00 p.m. instead of "My Brilliant Career" (1979).

 

Then at 9:44 p.m., Canucks get the short "On the Trail of the Iguana" (1964) about the making of "The Night of the Iguana."

 

Sunday, May 18

 

At 10:00 a.m. Canucks get "Pride and Prejudice" (1940) instead of "Brigadoon" (1954).

 

Tuesday, May 20

 

Actually, early Wednesday, at 5:30 a.m. Canucks get the shorts "A Criminal is Born" (1938) and "The Hard Guy" (1930) instead of "MGM Parade Show #1" (1955).

 

Thursday, May 22

 

At 4:00 p.m. Canucks get "Mr. Lucky" (1943): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Lucky_%28film%29

 

then the short "Cary Grant: A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital" (1940)

instead of "History is Made at Night" (1938).

 

Friday, May 23

 

At 5:15 p.m. Canucks see "Confession" (1937): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confession_%281937_film%29

 

instead of "Raw Deal" (1948).

 

Sunday, May 25

 

Early Monday, at 2:00 a.m., Canucks see "The Fallen Sparrow" (1943): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fallen_Sparrow

 

and then the short "Carnival in Paris" (1937) instead of "Carnival in Flanders" (1935).

 

Tuesday, May 27

 

At 7:30 p.m., Canucks get the shorts "Easy Life" (1944) and "A Cinderella Named Elizabeth" (1965) instead of

"MGM Parade Show #1" (1955).

 

Friday, May 30

 

At 6:00 a.m. Canucks see the shorts "No Contest!" (1934) and "Impressions of the Merriest Musical of 1938" (1938) instead of

"MGM Parade Show #1" (1955).

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On May 6 at 6:00 AM, TCM is giving Canadian viewers the Canadian print of The Scarlet Letter, in which Hester Prynne (Lillian Gish) is forced to wear a big red "Eh?" on her chest. ;)

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A pity no one is updating this:  I just learned that we Canadians don't get to enjoy Rene Clair day this Wednesday.

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Sorry about that Skimpy... :o

 

I didn't know anybody cared...

 

Been busy with other things but will get on it a.s.a.p. for what's left of June...

 

Also get working on July, too, eh...

 

Cheers...

 

 

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Just a quick reminder for Canucks - subscribers to "Now Playing" can see what films WON'T be aired in Canada:
https://secure.palmcoastd.com/pcd/eServ?iServ=MDI2MzE1ODA5NA==

 

As far as I know, the monthly magazine doesn't include the replacement film Canuckleheads get to enjoy viewing instead... You have to go to the TCM online Canadian schedule for that info.:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/canada/

 

 

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Here are the substitutions for the rest of June 2014 (unless online schedules are in error)

 

 

June 17

 

At 8:00 p.m. Canucks get to see "Now, Voyager" (1942) instead of

"Randon Harvest" (1942). Followed at 9:59 p.m. by "Freddie Rich and His Orchestra in 'Mirrors'"(1934): http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/400337/Freddie-Rich-and-His-Orchestra-in-Mirrors-/

 

* June 18 Many Changes This Day (Unless the online schedules are mistaken?)

 

At 6:15 a.m. Canucks have "Madame Du Barry" (1934):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_Du_Barry_%281934_film%29

 

followed by the short "Did'ja Know?" (1950) and then at 7:45 a.m. we get

"First Lady" (1937) and then at 9:15 a.m. is "Blackwell's Island" (1939).

At 10:30 a.m. is "Each Dawn I Die" (1939) followed by "Women in the Wind" (1939) at 12:15 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m. there is "Lady With Red Hair" (1940) followed by "River's End" (1940) at 3:00 p.m.

4:15 p.m.brings "A Woman's Secret" (1949) and then at 5:45 p.m. there is "Death of a Scoundrel" (1956).

8:00 p.m. we have "We Were Dancing" (1942) followed by "Her Cardboard Lover" (1942) at 9:45 p.m.

At 11:30 p.m. we get "Escape" (1940) followed by "Idiot's Delight" at 1:15 a.m.

Then "Riptide" (1934) at 3:15 a.m.

 

June 20

 

At 2:45 p.m. C's get "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962) instead of "Harper" (1966).

At 7:15 p.m. we get "Masks and Memories" (1934) instead of "MGM Parade Show #29" (1955).

Followed at 7:48 by "The Soundman" (1950) instead of "Nostradamus Says So!" (1953).

 

June 21

 

At 10:30 a.m. C's get "Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion" (1965) instead of "Topper" (1937).

 

June 22

 

Starting at 2:00 a.m., C's get "The Man Who Laughs" (1966) instead of "Blue" (1993).

Followed by "The Formula" (1980) at 3:45 a.m. instead of "White" (1994).

Then at 5:45 a.m. we get "The Green Helmet" (1961) instead of "Red" (1994).

 

June 23

 

At 9:45 a.m. C's get "The Devil's Saddle Legion" (1937) instead of "The Devil with Hitler" (1942).

 

At 11:30 p.m. we get "Armored Car Robbery" (1950) instead of "Doll Face" (1945).

 

June 24

 

At 9:45 p.m. Canuckleheads get to see "The Best House in London" (1969):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_House_In_London

 

instead of "Another Man's Poison" (1951).

 

June 27

 

At 9:00 a.m. C's get "Mannequin" (1938) instead of "Three Comrades" (1938).

 

June 28

 

At 10:30 a.m. we get "Tom Thumb" (1958) instead of "Topper Takes a Trip" (1939).

 

At 8:00 p.m. we have "Broadway Melody of 1936" (1936) instead of "To Be or Not To Be" (1942).

 

At 12 midnight, we get "The Hollywood Revue" (1929) instead of "College Holiday" (1936).

 

June 29

 

At 2:00 p.m. we get "Pride and Prejudice" (1940) instead of "The Third Man" (1949).

 

At 10:00 p.m. we have "The Citadel" (1938) instead of "The Fallen Idol" (1948).

 

 

 

 

 

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It's so frustrating.

 

A movie I haven't see since the mid 70's is scheduled for Faye Dunaway day in August - it's the first title I went looking for when I heard she was getting a day this year and I was overjoyed to see it listed!

 

That was short-lived. I was crushed upon checking the Canadian schedule to find it's blacked-out up here.

 

I'm really supposed to believe that the obscure, long-forgotten 'Oklahoma Crude' (1973) has rights being withheld by some mysterious Canadian? Come on TCM - TRY A LITTLE HARDER!

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Here are the substitutions for the rest of June 2014 (unless online schedules are in error)

 

 

June 17

 

At 8:00 p.m. Canucks get to see "Now, Voyager" (1942) instead of

"Randon Harvest" (1942). Followed at 9:59 p.m. by "Freddie Rich and His Orchestra in 'Mirrors'"(1934): http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/400337/Freddie-Rich-and-His-Orchestra-in-Mirrors-/

 

* June 18 Many Changes This Day (Unless the online schedules are mistaken?)

 

At 6:15 a.m. Canucks have "Madame Du Barry" (1934):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_Du_Barry_%281934_film%29

 

followed by the short "Did'ja Know?" (1950) and then at 7:45 a.m. we get

"First Lady" (1937) and then at 9:15 a.m. is "Blackwell's Island" (1939).

At 10:30 a.m. is "Each Dawn I Die" (1939) followed by "Women in the Wind" (1939) at 12:15 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m. there is "Lady With Red Hair" (1940) followed by "River's End" (1940) at 3:00 p.m.

4:15 p.m.brings "A Woman's Secret" (1949) and then at 5:45 p.m. there is "Death of a Scoundrel" (1956).

8:00 p.m. we have "We Were Dancing" (1942) followed by "Her Cardboard Lover" (1942) at 9:45 p.m.

At 11:30 p.m. we get "Escape" (1940) followed by "Idiot's Delight" at 1:15 a.m.

Then "Riptide" (1934) at 3:15 a.m.

 

June 20

 

At 2:45 p.m. C's get "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962) instead of "Harper" (1966).

At 7:15 p.m. we get "Masks and Memories" (1934) instead of "MGM Parade Show #29" (1955).

Followed at 7:48 by "The Soundman" (1950) instead of "Nostradamus Says So!" (1953).

 

June 21

 

At 10:30 a.m. C's get "Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion" (1965) instead of "Topper" (1937).

 

June 22

 

Starting at 2:00 a.m., C's get "The Man Who Laughs" (1966) instead of "Blue" (1993).

Followed by "The Formula" (1980) at 3:45 a.m. instead of "White" (1994).

Then at 5:45 a.m. we get "The Green Helmet" (1961) instead of "Red" (1994).

 

June 23

 

At 9:45 a.m. C's get "The Devil's Saddle Legion" (1937) instead of "The Devil with Hitler" (1942).

 

At 11:30 p.m. we get "Armored Car Robbery" (1950) instead of "Doll Face" (1945).

 

June 24

 

At 9:45 p.m. Canuckleheads get to see "The Best House in London" (1969):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_House_In_London

 

instead of "Another Man's Poison" (1951).

 

June 27

 

At 9:00 a.m. C's get "Mannequin" (1938) instead of "Three Comrades" (1938).

 

June 28

 

At 10:30 a.m. we get "Tom Thumb" (1958) instead of "Topper Takes a Trip" (1939).

 

At 8:00 p.m. we have "Broadway Melody of 1936" (1936) instead of "To Be or Not To Be" (1942).

 

At 12 midnight, we get "The Hollywood Revue" (1929) instead of "College Holiday" (1936).

 

June 29

 

At 2:00 p.m. we get "Pride and Prejudice" (1940) instead of "The Third Man" (1949).

 

At 10:00 p.m. we have "The Citadel" (1938) instead of "The Fallen Idol" (1948).

NOW VOYAGER and RANDOM HARVEST seem about exactly equal in their fame and regard with which they are held.

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July 2014 TCM Substitutions for Canadians (To replace regular TCM schedule films not available to Canadian viewers)

July 1 - Happy Canada Day! :)

No Changes. Just Canada Day, eh!!
https://www.nfb.ca/playlists/canada-day/viewing/william_shatner_sings_o_canada

As an aside, Canucks need to remember there are many TV stations and TV networks that air old movies in Canada. Sometimes TCM can’t get the rights for Canada because some entity here already has them. And don’t forget Quebec and French-speaking Canadians.
French filmmakers are popular in Quebec and TV entities in Quebec may have rights for films by French directors, etc.
TFO in Ontario airs many classic films – mostly foreign – with either French subtitles or dubbing (non-French film) or just the French original.
For an example of what TFO has on offer in Ontario, view the film listings here:
http://www1.tfo.org/cine/horaire-tfo
Another example of a TV station that airs old Hollywood films is CHCH in Hamilton...
Anyway, just FYI...
Happy Canada Day!

July 2

At 10:00 a.m. Canucks get to see "Steel Aaginst the Sky" (1941) instead of "The Flying Deuces" (1939).
Then at 11:08 a.m. Canucks get a Tyrone Power Hist-o-Rama short from 1962.
At 7:15 p.m. C's get two shorts: "Beyond the Line of Duty" (1942) and then "La Fiesta De Santa Barbara" (1935), instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955).

July 3

At 3:45 p.m. hosers get to see "Confessions of a Nazi Spy" (1939) instead of "Foreign Correspondent" (1940).
Then C's get a bunch of shorts: "So You Want To Keep Your Hair" (1946), "So You Want To Build A House" (1948), followed by a William Powell Hist-o-Rama (1962).
At 5:30 a.m. are two shorts: "The Prisoner of Swing" (1938), and "Gus Arnheim And His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra" (1928), instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955).

July 4 - Happy 4th of July!

At 6:30 p.m. Canuckleheads get to see "I Married A Doctor" (1936) instead of "The Devil's Disciple" (1959). Then C's get the short: "Houston Post Contest Winners Arrive in Los Angeles" (1939).

My Note: At 4:45 a.m. Canucks and Yanks get to see “Von Richthofen and Brown” (1970), a heavily fictionalized account of Canadian pilot Roy Brown. Read about Brown’s life and his famous air chase of The Red Baron here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/02/a-lifetime-after-shooting-down-the-red-baron-canadas-forgotten-first-world-war-ace-roy-brown-honoured-in-his-hometown/

July 6

Wee hours at 4:00 a.m. hosers get to see "Every Little Crook and Nanny" (1972) instead of "Diary of A Chambermaid" (1964).
Canucks get a short at 5:33 a.m.: "A Criminal Is Born" (1938).

July 10

At 6:00 a.m. Canadians get to see "Things To Come" (1936) followed by the short "M-G-M's Gangster Film Festival" (1982) instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955) and "Unexpected Uncle" (1941).
At 7:45 a.m. C's get "The Drum" (1938) followed by "Gus Arnheim And His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra" (1928), instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: The Carroll Formula" (1956) and "The Big Fisherman" (1959).
At 9:30 a.m., C's get to see "Santa Fe Trail" (1940) followed by "Around The World Under The Sea" (1966), instead of  "Screen Directors Playhouse: The Day I Met Caruso" (1956) followed by "Lizzie" (1957).
At 11:30 a.m. hosers get to see "Dangerously They Live" (1942) followed by "Desperate Journey" (1942) at 12:45 p.m., instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: The Dream" (1956)
and "Man To Man" (1931).
At 2:34 p.m. C's get the short "Visiting Italy" (1951) followed by "Action In The North Atlantic" (1943), instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: High Air" (1956) followed by "Teresa" (1951).
4:53 p.m. brings Canucks a "Marx Brothers" (1962) short followed by "God Is My Co-Pilot" (1945), instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: Markheim" (1956) followed by "Fight For Your Lady" (1938).
At 6:30 p.m. Canucks get "Barricade" (1950) followed by the short "How To Behave" (1936), instead of "Screen Directors Playhouse: No. 5 Checked Out" (1956).

July 12

At 7:15 a.m. C’s get to see “My Favorite Wife” (1940) instead of “My Favorite Brunette” (1947).
1:30 p.m. brings hosers “Kim” (1951) instead of “The Cincinnati Kid” (1965).

July 13

Canucks get to see “The Bishop Misbehaves” (1933) at 8:30 a.m. instead of “I’ll Be Seeing You” (1944).

July 14

Only change is Canadians get the short "La Fiesta De Santa Barbara" (1935) instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955) at 6:30 a.m.

July 16

At 11:30 a.m. hosers get a few shorts: “MGM Is On The Move!” (1964) followed by “Respect The Law” (1941) instead of “Hollywood: The Dream Factory” (1972).
At 5:30 a.m. a few shorts: “Women In Hiding” (1940) and "M-G-M's Gangster Film Festival" (1982), instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955).

July 17

At 7:30 p.m. hosers get a few shorts: “Buyer Beware” (1940) followed by “The Five Locust Sisters” (1928), instead of that "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955).

July 18

At 2:00 a.m. Canucks get to see “Smilin’ Through” (1941) followed by the short “Alert Today – Alive Tomorrow” (1956), instead of “Grand Illusion” (1937).
At 4:00 a.m. hosers get “The Roaring Twenties” (1939) followed by the short “Spade Cooley: King of Western Swing” (1945), instead of “King & Country” (1964).


July 20

At 8:00 p.m. C’s get to view “The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg” (1927) followed at 9:47 p.m. by the short “The Dream” (1911), instead of “The Immigrant” (1917), “Coney Island” (1917), “Never Weaken” (1921), and “Two Tars” (1928).

July 21

At 3:15 p.m. hosers see the short “They’re Always Caught” (1938) instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955).
At 5:00 p.m. Canuckleheads see “Forty Little Mothers” (1940) instead of “I Married A Witch” (1942).
At 10:00 p.m. C’s get to watch “The Alphabet Murders” (1965) followed by the shorts: “Football Headliners” (1965) and “Flying Thru Europe With Will Rogers” (1934), instead of “Evil Under The Sun” (1982).
Then at 5:30 a.m. C’s see “The Flag of Humanity” (1940” and “Music Made Simple” (1938), instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955).

July 25

At 8:00 p.m. C’s view “The White Cliffs of Dover” (1944) followed by a short “Penelope Featurette” (1966), instead of “Random Harvest” (1942).

July 27

At 12:15 p.m. Canucks get to view “The People Against O’Hara” (1951) instead of “The Ladykillers” (1955).

July 30

At 6:00 a.m. hosers get to watch “Miracle Money” (1938) followed by “Operation Teahouse” (1956), instead of "MGM Parade Show #30" (1955).

July 31

At 4:15 a.m. Canucks get to view “Made in Paris” (1966) instead of “To Be Or Not To Be” (1942).




 




 

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Why does the TCM Canada schedule differ than the TCM US one?  Does it have to do with the rights to air specific films? Or is TCM Canada a separate entity from TCM US and the only thing they have in common is the name? Or do the TCM programmers work to create a schedule they think American audiences would enjoy and another one for Canadian audiences?

 

Just curious.

 

 

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I can't say I'm thrilled Canadians don't get to see Diary of a Chambermaid, but the schedule for that day is a little difficult for me, and seeing one less movie can be forgiven.  (Though seriously, why Victor Mature as a replacement?] By contrast, I'm very annoyed that Canadians don't get to see Foreign Correspondent, Grand Illusion or To be or not to Be.  The first one is most peculiar, since it's not as if there weren't other Hitchcock movies on television on both TCM and Canadian TV.  And it is striking that only a limited number of movies are consistently kicked off the TCM Canada schedule.

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YouTube says that Lionsgate and Radio Canada are blocking Grand Illusion, so you might want to take the matter up with them, since they appear to own the Canadian rights.

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As one Canuck to another, thanks very much, RMeingast, for the considerable effort that you put into this thread.

 

 

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It's so frustrating.

 

A movie I haven't see since the mid 70's is scheduled for Faye Dunaway day in August - it's the first title I went looking for when I heard she was getting a day this year and I was overjoyed to see it listed!

 

That was short-lived. I was crushed upon checking the Canadian schedule to find it's blacked-out up here.

 

I'm really supposed to believe that the obscure, long-forgotten 'Oklahoma Crude' (1973) has rights being withheld by some mysterious Canadian? Come on TCM - TRY A LITTLE HARDER!

It might be worthwhile for one of you Canadians to do some research on this Canadian rights issue, film by film

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This is just a reply in general.

 

RadioCanada is the French-language version of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) up here in the Great White North.

It broadcasts in all parts of Canada and is available in Ontario on CBLFT out of Toronto (cable channel 5 where I am) and on CBOFT out of Ottawa.

 

"Grand Illusion" I watched a few months ago (March 15) on TFO:

http://www1.tfo.org/cine/critiques/la-grande-illusion

 

TFO is the French-language version of TVOntario, basically.

It's available on cable channel 19 where I live (TCM is on channel 52).

 

CineTFO airs classic films - Hollywood and foreign.

Most films are with French subtitles or dubbed in French (French films are in the original).

I have seen English-language films with French subtitles aired.

In that case, you don't need your French language knowledge as you can listen to the characters speak English in the flick.

 

Examples of stuff on TFO recently are "Battleship Potemkin" last Saturday night:

http://www1.tfo.org/cine/critiques/le-cuirasse-potemkine

 

And someone mentioned in another thread, "Berlin Alexanderplatz":

http://www1.tfo.org/cine/horaire-tfo/berlin-alexanderplatz-episode-9

 

Episode 9 of that masterpiece is coming up this Saturday night.

(Have no idea how TCM would handle all 14 parts of that series if it were to air it?)

 

TFO schedule is here to view other films they are airing during July:
http://www1.tfo.org/cine/horaire-tfo#calendrier

 

Of course, if you don't understand French, you are SOL as far as TFO is concerned (except when they air an English-language film).

But it's just one example of a TV channel in Canada that airs classic films.

Personally, I'm happy with what TCM offers and understand that stuff happens and TCM has to make substitutions for films that some other entity has the rights to in Canada.

But that's just me...

 

And I'm no expert on the rights issue. I have no idea if having the rights for Canada for a French-language or foreign film with French subtitles preclude any other version of the film being aired in Canada?

Are the rights permanent or just for a limited period of time for Canada??

I don't know.

 

Anyway, I guess I'm trying to say that if a film on TCM isn't available in Canada, you might find it on another channel up here north of the 49th (parallel north).

And if you really, really must see the film, you can probably buy it on DVD, Blu-ray, etc. from TCM: http://shop.tcm.com/
 

It's also much to-do to type up the changes, but what the hey, if I have time, I can do it, eh...

"Now Playing" magazine will identify films not available in Canada, but doesn't provide the replacement film. You need to check the online schedule for Canada for that.

Or check here, I guess...

 

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It might be worthwhile for one of you Canadians to do some research on this Canadian rights issue, film by film

 

Worthwhile how?

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Worthwhile how?

Every time Canada gets a different film, people throw up their hands and start wondering why. This would be worthwhile in answering these queries. If an American wants to do this research, that would also be fine.

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Every time Canada gets a different film, people throw up their hands and start wondering why. This would be worthwhile in answering these queries. If an American wants to do this research, that would also be fine.

 

Have at it.

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I must say the TF0 schedule is very impressive, what with broadcasting Berlin Alexanderplatz and the television version of Fanny and Alexander, as well as Raul Ruiz movies.

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