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Where is the "Upcoming Classic 20th Century Fox films" thread?

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I'm interested in the schedule but haven't gone to their website in years, so Arturo's doing something which I appreciate. When I was in high school there was a prime time Saturday night show called "Saturday Night at the Movies" which premiered Fox films every week, so I got to love Fox films and Fox stars. I still feel a lot of that affection, so I always look for Arturo's postings.  

 

 

I'm also grateful that Arturo takes the trouble to provide this service, though I hope he'd start a new thread with an amended title in the unlikely event that FMC actually shows a movie they haven't shown for the past 5 years.  Thieves' Highway, for example.

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I watched Molly & Me the other day and somehow hadn't seen it before. I hope to see it again (and Probably will on this channel). I really liked it.

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I watched Molly & Me the other day and somehow hadn't seen it before. I hope to see it again (and Probably will on this channel). I really liked it.

Molly and Me is a lot of fun, a very sweet movie, I prefer it to the other Fields/Woolley movie (Holy Matrimony). I wish TCM would get hold of the older Gracie Fields films, e.g. Sally in Our Alley; Shipyard Sally; Sing as We Go; etc.

 

Here's "Our Gracie" singing her theme song, from her first film, Sally in Our Alley (1931). Her sweetheart in the film was Ian Hunter, in his pre-Hollywood days.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K93nPStUfW0

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Hey, thanks. That was pretty neat. I had to look up Gracie Fields on Wiki. I'd never heard of her before.

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I am really not interested in what FOX schedule is since most of the classics run in early morning and mostly are projected in the wrong ratio. Very few of the 1940s films look good as many of the Technicolor prints are washed out. I keep repeating this but FOX could care less I think it would help if we could determine which films are projected anamorphically or pan and scanned or whatever.

I agree that Fox is really doing a disservice.in the shoddy way they treat their historical film legacy. However, even though the prints may not be the best, or are shown in the wrong aspect ratio, or only a handful of their vast library are constantLy shown on FMC, I still feel an interest in seeing what is being shown, and maybe watching or recording, since they may not be available elsewhere.

 

PS.......many thanks to those that expressed appreciation. I try to be on top of my posting, but can miss a day or two. Thanks again.

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On FMC (all times eastern):

 

 

Thursday, 4/30:

 

 

4 am: THE LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME (1961)............6 am: SWEET ROSIE O'GRADY (1943)...........7:20 am: CARDINAL RICHELIEU (1935)..............8:45 am: THE STORY OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL (1939)............10:25 am: WEE WILLIE WINKIE (1937)............12:10 pm: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938)...............1:35 pm: SUSANNAH OF THE.MOUNTIES (1939)............

 

 

 

Friday, 5/1:

 

 

 

3.am: GOOD MORNING MISS DOVE (1955).........5 am: RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE (1941)..............6 am: THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (1943)............8:40 am: WEE WILLIE WINKIE (1937)............10:25 am: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938)...........11:50 am: SUSANNAH OF THE MOUNTIES (1939).............1:10 pm: GOOD MORNING MISS DOVE (1955)

 

 

 

Saturday, 5/2:

 

 

3.am: THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (1943)..............6 am: THE IRON CURTAIN (1948).............7:30 am: PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953)..........9 am: CIRCLE OF.DECEPTION (1961).............10:45: MODESTY BLAISE (1966).............1 pm: THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM (1966)........

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 5/3:

 

 

 

4.am: THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM (1966)..............6 am: BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL (1956)..............7:45 am: ISLAND IN THE SUN (1957).............9:45 am: IN LOVE AND WAR (1958)............11:45 am: MADISON AVENUE (1962).............1:20 pm: SHOCK TREATMENT (1964).........

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On FMC (all times eastern):

 

 

Wednesday, 5/6:

 

 

3 am: BIGGER THAN LIFE (1956)..........4:45 am: THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH (1963)...........6 am: HOLIDAY FOR LOVERS (1959)............7:45 am: ALL HANDS ON DECK (1961)...........9:30 am: CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE (1947)...........12 pm: BIGGER THAN LIFE (1956)..........1:45 pm: THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH (1963)........

 

 

 

Thursday,.5/7:

 

 

 

3 am: ALL HANDS ON DECK (1961)..........4:40 am: BORN RECKLESS (1930)..........6 am: LLOYDS OF LONDON (1936)...............8 am: HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (1941)............10 am: JANE EYRE (1944)...........11:40 am: FORBIDDEN STREET (1949).............1:15 pm: THE MUDLARK (1950)..........

 

 

 

Friday, 5/8:

 

 

3:30 am: DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952)..........4:50 am: JUST OFF BROADWAY (1942)...............6 am: MOLLY AND ME (1945)..........7:20 am: JANE EYRE (1944).............9 am: FORBIDDEN STREET (1949)...........10:35 am: HALF ANGEL (1951)...................11:55 am: DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952)............

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On FMC (all times eastern):

 

 

 

Saturday, 5/9:

 

 

 

4:45 am: THE BROKEN LAND (1962)..............6 am: RAMONA (1936).............7:30: RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE (1941)...............8:30 am: THE SECRET OF CONVICT LAKE (1951)..............10 am: INFERNO (1953).............11:30 am: SIERRA BARON (1958)............1 pm: WHITE FEATHER (1955)......

 

 

 

Sunday, 5/10:

 

 

3:30 am: THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH (1963)............4:45 am: RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE (1941)............6 am: THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (1943)..............8:40 am: BLUE DENIM (1959)............10:15 am: TEENAGE REBEL (1956).............11:50 am: MOTHER IS A FRESHMAN (1949)..............1:15 pm: THE GIFT OF LOVE (1959)...........

 

 

 

Monday, 5/11:

 

 

 

4 am: THE GIFT OF LOVE (1958).............6 am: **** GIRL (1944)...........7:25 am: THREE LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE (1946)...............9 am: WABASH AVENUE (1950)...............10:35 am: THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE (1953)..............12 pm: ALL HANDS ON DECK (1961)............1:40 pm: WILD ON THE BEACH (1965).........

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I'm watching THE MUDLARK (1950) now on Fox. I never heard of it before.

 

It looks like a Charles Dickens imitation, based on a novel published in 1949.

 

I can't understand a word they are saying because they are speaking British. :)

 

I can't believe this is Irene Dunne playing Victoria. It looks like Victoria, but not like Irene Dunne.

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I'm watching THE MUDLARK (1950) now on Fox. 

 

I can't understand a word they are saying because they are speaking British. :)

 

I can't believe this is Irene Dunne playing Victoria. It looks like Victoria, but not like Irene Dunne.

She was criticized for doing the role (more correctly, for doing a role where she was made to look old and fat, which a character actress normally would have done). I don't think it did well at the box office (though it is thought of more highly now), and combined with her next picture, a Universal comedy that flopped badly, she was soon out of the movie business. These were career enders for her, unfortunately.

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She was criticized for doing the role (more correctly, for doing a role where she was made to look old and fat, which a character actress normally would have done). I don't think it did well at the box office (though it is thought of more highly now), and combined with her next picture, a Universal comedy that flopped badly, she was soon out of the movie business. These were career enders for her, unfortunately.

 

She was very good as Victoria and is probably the best Victoria I've ever seen.

 

She was older and chubby, at age 52 when the film was made.

 

Wiki says the film was a big hit in England, and I'm sure the US problem was due to the ancient English accents. It sounds like a Chaucer play, i.e. pre-Shakespeare. Apparently, good British actors can speak in various accents, such as Chaucer, Elizabethan (Shakespearian), London neighborhoods, Irish, Scottish, and mid-Atlantic. Americans generally can understand only mid-Atlantic.

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She was very good as Victoria and is probably the best Victoria I've ever seen.

 

She was older and chubby, at age 52 when the film was made.

Yes, she was older-- but not chubby. She wore a fat suit for the movie. I read an interview she gave in the late 70s where she talked about this film and many of her other films. She said her agent did not want her to play this kind of unglamorous role, but she felt it was time to stretch her acting muscles so she went against what her agent suggested.

 

I do think it's an excellent film, and much of its success hinges on her acting, fat suit or not. She also claimed that she had to sit in the make-up chair at least two hours a day prior to going before the cameras, because in addition to making her belly and legs bulkier, they had to put a mask over her cheeks to make her look heavier in the face.

 

If you watch her in NEVER A DULL MOMENT with Fred MacMurray, right before she made THE MUDLARK, you will see what her face and body really looked like at that time.

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they had to put a mask over her cheeks to make her look heavier in the face.

 

If you watch her in NEVER A DULL MOMENT with Fred MacMurray, right before she made THE MUDLARK, you will see what her face and body really looked like at that time.

 

Yes, I wondered if they put something on her face because her face was chubby too.

 

 

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Yes, I wondered if they put something on her face because her face was chubby too.

Fred,

 

This is what she really looked like in the early 50s. The first two pictures are publicity stills for NEVER A DULL MOMENT (made right before THE MUDLARK) and the third picture is from IT GROWS ON TREES (made right after THE MUDLARK):

 

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On FMC (all times eastern):

 

 

Wednesday, 5/13:

 

 

 

3:30 am: THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1939)............ 4:45 am: ISLAND IN THE SKY (1938).............6 am: JITTERBUGS (1943)............7:15 am: aam: THE SHOCKING MISS PILGRIM (1946)............8:45 am: DREAMBOAT (1952)...........10:10 am: MY WIFE'S BEST FRIEND (1952)............11:40 am: THE SHERIFF OF FRACTURED JAW (1958)...........1:25 pm: IT HAPPENED IN ATHENS (1962)..........

 

 

 

Thursday, 5/14:

 

 

 

3 am: SHOCK TREATMENT (1964).............4:35 am: DREAMBOAT (1952)............6 am: BORN RECKLESS (1930).............7:20 am: I WAKE UP SCREAMING (1941)............8:45 am: WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (1950)............10:25 am: DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952)...........11:35 am: BIGGER THAN LIFE (1956)..............1:25 pm: SHOCK TREATMENT (1964).........

 

 

 

FRIDAY, 5/15:

 

 

3 am: GOOD MORNING MISS DOVE (1955)..............4:50 am: JUST OFF BROADWAY (1942)...............6 am: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938)..............7:30 am: RAMONA (1936)............9 am: GOOD MORNING MISS DOVE (1955)............11 am: ALL HANDS ON DECK.... (1961)................12:45 pm: HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966)...........

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I don't think I have FMC.

Actually, it is no longer.known as FMC. Awhile back,.it changed to FXM.and FXM Retro. The Retro portion is what I list here; it features classic era films, commercial free, from approximately 3 am to 3 pm daily. The other portion has more recent Hollywood blockbusters,.which are shown with commercials.

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thanks, finally caught the rest of THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH (1963)

pretty cool sci-fi 'cheapy'

:D

 

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thanks, finally caught the rest of THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH (1963)

pretty cool sci-fi 'cheapy'

:D

 

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You're welcome,.and glad you finally caught it. It had probably been shown several times since you asked about when would it be repeated.

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Actually, it is no longer.known as FMC. Awhile back,.it changed to FXM.and FXM Retro. The Retro portion is what I list here; it features classic era films, commercial free, from approximately 3 am to 3 pm daily. The other portion has more recent Hollywood blockbusters,.which are shown with commercials.

 

Thanks, Arturo.

 

I'll look for FXM and FXM Retro and see if I have those channels. 

There are so many channels that I never watch.

I do get several Encore channels. 

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Thanks, Arturo.

 

I'll look for FXM and FXM Retro and see if I have those channels. 

There are so many channels that I never watch.

I do get several Encore channels.

 

 

While their distinct concepts should have them as two channels, it's.actually just one with a split personality,.depending.on the time.of day you tune in.

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On FMC (all times eastern):

 

 

 

Saturday, 5/16:

 

 

3:30 am: HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966).............6 am: I WAS AN ADVENTURESS (1940)............7:25 am: TAILSPIN (1939).............8:50: NO HIGHWAY IN THE SKY (1951).............10:30 am: MY WIFE'A BEST FRIEND (1952)..............12 pm: THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE (1953)...........1:25 pm: BOBBIKINS (1959).............

 

 

 

SUNDAY, 5/17:

 

 

 

3 am: THE SHERIFF OF FRACTURED JAW (1958)...............4:45 am: RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1964)................6 am: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938)................7:30 am: LLOYDS OF LONDON (1936).................9:30 am: THE SECRET OF CONVICT LAKE (1951)...........11 am: THE LITTLE.SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME (1961)..............1 pm: THE SHERIFF OF FRACTURED JAW (1958).............

 

 

 

Monday, 5/18:

 

 

 

 

3 am: BOBBIKINS (1959)............4:35 am: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938).............6 am: RAMONA (1936)..............7:30 am: BRIGHAM YOUNG (1940)............9:30 am: JANE EYRE (1944).............11:15 am: BOBBIKINS (1959).............12:45 pm: MODESTY BLAISE (1966)...........

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On FMC (all times eastern):

 

 

 

Tuesday, 5/19:

 

 

 

3:30 am: MODESTY BLAISE (1966).............6 am: THREE LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE (1946).............7:45 am: THAT WONDERFUL URGE (1948)........+..9:15 am: HOLIDAY FOR LOVERS (1959)..............11 am: IT HAPPENED IN ATHENS (1962).............12:45 pm: HOW TO STEAL A.MILLION (1966).........

 

 

 

Wednesday, 5/20:

 

 

 

3:30 am: HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966).............6 am: CALL OF THE WILD (1935).............7:25 am: SUSANNAH OF THE MOUNTIES (1939)..........8:45 am: WEE WILLIE WINKIE (1937).............10:30 am: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938).............11:55 am: ON THE SUNNY SIDE (1942)................1:10 pm: GOOD MORNING MISS DOVE (1955)............

 

 

 

Thursday, 5/21:

 

 

 

4 am: BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL (1956).................7:40 am: TAMPICO (1944)..............9 am: TWELVE HOURS TO KILL (1960)..................10:30 am: THE SECRET OF THE PURPLE REEF (1960)..............12 pm: RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1964)................1:30 pm: THE DSY MARS INVADED EARTH (1963)...........

 

 

 

Friday, 5/22:

 

 

 

3 am: THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH (1963)...............4:30 am: RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1963)................6 am: CALL OF THE WOLD (1935)...............7:30 am: THE SECRET OF CONVICT LAKE (1951)................9 am: INFERNO (1953)...............10:30 am: WHITE FEATHER (1955)................12:15 pm: SIERRA BARON (1958)................1:45 pm: THE BROKEN LAND (1962)..........+

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On FMC (all times eastern):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 4/23:

 

 

 

3.am: THE LAST AMERICAN HERO (1973)..........4:40 am: RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1964).............6 am: BORN RECKLESS (1937)..........7:20 am: TAILSPIN (1939)...........8:50 am: NO HIGHWAY IN THE SKY (1951)...........10:30 am: THE SECRET OF THE PURPLE REEF (1960)..........12 pm: RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1964).........1:20 pm: THE LAST AMERICAN HERO (1973)........

 

 

 

 

Ok, I meant to mention this sooner, but....When Fox ran Born Reckless in April, it wasn't the 1937 version, but, the 1930 John Ford film! I wouldn't have even known about it, if I hadn't been lazy when setting the DVR. I had the 1937 film, but when I saw it was on, I didn't bother to check my database, and set it to record. When I went to watch it, I noticed fairly quickly it wasn't a Brian Donlevy film, but an Edmund Lowe film. I am pretty smart ;)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020702/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_75 You can get the Ford film on DVD, but still, a nice mistake Fox made....perhaps they will make the mistake again in the future...sometimes, it pays to be lazy.

 

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Ok, I meant to mention this sooner, but....When Fox ran Born Reckless in April, it wasn't the 1937 version, but, the 1930 John Ford film! I wouldn't have even known about it, if I hadn't been lazy when setting the DVR. I had the 1937 film, but when I saw it was on, I didn't bother to check my database, and set it to record. When I went to watch it, I noticed fairly quickly it wasn't a Brian Donlevy film, but an Edmund Lowe film. I am pretty smart ;)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020702/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_75 You can get the Ford film on DVD, but still, a nice mistake Fox made....perhaps they will make the mistake again in the future...sometimes, it pays to be lazy.

 

I noticed at.some point that this was not the one with Rochelle Hudson, as I was.scrolling.the.DirecTV.guide,.and.posting the schedule here. They have since broadcast the 1930 film a few.more times, and I have noted the correct.year, but I wasn't sure if I had posted some with the wrong year. I guess I did, at least.once.

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