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TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #26 - FRESH AND NEW!

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The problem I see of voting for the best day of the schedule would be that in our votes we only have a dozen votes or so, which means races are won by only a couple of votes or so.  Multiplying the number of choices by seven increases the possibility of an eight-way tie for first place.  Also, the winner is likely to be the day with the most popular and admired movies.

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Great schedules so far, but I'm getting confused!  I don't think the vote-for-a-day is a good idea; also, I'm not a fan of someone posting a schedule, then disqualifying themselves. That happened when I ran the challenge, and then you're up against people who, in the voting, say, "well I loved so-and-so's schedule and would vote for it if she hadn't pulled out..."  It's kind of unfair to the winner.

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TCM Schedule   June 21st through June 27th 2015

 

Sunday June 21, 2015     
6:00 AM     Possessed (1947)  Dir: Curtis Bernhardt      Cast: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey   B&W, 110 mins.   

 

8:00 AM     Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Dir: Stanley Donen     Cast: Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn   Color, 103 mins. Letterbox format 

 

10:00 AM   Peyton Place (1957) Dir: Mark Robson      Cast: Lana Turner, Diane Varsi, Hope Lange   Color, 157 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox

 

12:45 PM   The Nun's Story (1959)  Dir: Fred Zinnemann   Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans   Color, 149 mins. Letterbox format   Warner Bros.

 

3:15 PM     My Favorite Wife (1940)  Dir: Leo McCarey     Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Gail Patrick   B&W, 90 mins.  

 

5:00 PM     Come Live With Me (1941) Dir: Clarence Brown     Cast: James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr, Ian Hunter   B&W, 86 mins.  

 

6:30 PM     Listen Darling (1938) Dir: Edwin L. Marin     Cast: Mary Astor, Judy Garland, Freddy Bartholomew   B&W, 75 mins.  

 

8:00 PM     Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) Dir: Richard Sale     Cast: Jane Russell, Jeanne Crain, Alan Young   Color, 100 mins. Letterbox format   United Artists

 

9:45 PM     An episode of The MGM Parade    

 

10:15 PM   The Farmer's Daughter (1947) Dir: H.C. Potter    Cast: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten,  Charles Bickford   B&W, 97 mins.

  

(Silent Sunday Nights)  
12:00 AM   The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)   Dir: Ernst Lubitsch    Cast: Ramon Navarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt   B&W, 106 mins. 

 

(TCM Imports)
2:00 AM      La belle et la bête(1946)   Dir: Jean Cocteau    Cast: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parely   B&W, 93 mins.   DisCina / Lopert

 

3:45 AM      Miracle in the Rain (1956)  Dir: Rudolph Maté    Cast: Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Eileen Heckart   B&W, 108 mins.   Warner Bros.

 

5:45 AM      Pasternak (A promo for "Doctor Zhivago")  Color, 9 mins.  

     
Monday June 22, 2015     
6:00 AM      A Chance at Heaven (1933) Dir: William Seiter     Cast: Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marian Nixon    B&W, 71 mins.  

 

7:15 AM      A Great Lady Gives an Interview (Lana Turner)    

 

7:30 AM      Bachelor In Paradise (1961)  Dir: Jack Arnold     Cast: Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige    Color, 109 mins. Letterbox format 

 

9:30 AM      Sunrise at Campobello (1960) Dir: Vincent J. Donehue    Cast: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn    Color, 144 mins. Letterbox format    Warner Bros.

 

12:00 PM    Summer Holiday (1948)  Dir: Rouben Mamoulian    Cast: Mickey Rooney, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Huston   Color, 93 mins.  

 

1:30 PM      Summer Holiday (1963)   Dir: Peter Yates    Cast: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes    Color, 107 mins. Letterbox format   Warner-Pathe/AIP

 

3:30 PM      Summertime (1955)  Dir: David Lean    Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda    Color, 100 mins.  United Artists

 

5:15 PM      A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)  Dir: William Dieterle & Max Reinhardt   Cast: James Cagney, Olivia DeHavilland, Mickey Rooney  B&W, 133 mins.  

 

7:30 PM      Another episode of The MGM Parade  

  
8:00 PM      Suddenly Last Summer (1959) Dir: Joseph Mankiewicz    Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn  B&W, 114 mins. Letterbox format    Columbia

 

10:00 PM    Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) Dir: Jean Negulesco    Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Maggie McNamara   Color, 102 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox

 

11:45 PM    The Pleasure Seekers (1964) Dir: Jean Negulesco    Cast: Ann-Margret, Carol Lynley, Pamela Tiffin    Color, 107 mins. Letterbox format    20th Century-Fox

 

1:45 AM      Beach Party (1963)  Dir: William Asher    Cast: Dorothy Malone, Bob Cummings, Annette Funicello    Color, 101 mins. Letterbox format    AIP

 

3:30 AM      Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)  Dir: William Asher    Cast: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Linda Evans   Color, 98 mins. Letterbox format   AIP

 

5:15 AM      Every Girl's Dream (A promo for "Glass Bottom Boat")    

 

5:30 AM      Lionpower from MGM (a late 1960's MGM promo)

  
     
Tuesday June 23, 2015     
6:00 AM      Gidget (1959) Dir: Paul Wendkos   Cast: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson   Color, 94 mins. Letterbox format   Columbia

 

7:45 AM      Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) Dir: Paul Wendkos   Cast: Deborah Walley, James Darren, Carl Reiner   Color, 101 mins.  Columbia

 

9:30 AM      Gidget Goes To Rome (1963) Dir: Paul Wendkos   Cast: Cindy Carol, James Darren, Jessie Royce Landis    Color, 104 mins.  Columbia

 

11:15 AM    Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) Dir: W.S. Van Dyke   Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton   B&W, 100 mins.  

 

1:00 PM      Tarzan and his Mate (1934)  Dir: Cedric Gibbons   Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton   B&W, 104 mins.  

 

2:45 PM      Tarzan Escapes (1936)  Dir: Richard Thorpe   Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Benita Hume  B&W, 89 mins.  

 

4:30 PM      Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) Dir: Richard Thorpe   Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield   B&W, 71 mins.  

 

5:45 PM      Rhapsody in Blue (1945)  Dir: Irving Rapper    Cast: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith   B&W, 133 mins.  

 

8:00 PM      The Swimmer (1968) Dir: Frank Perry     Cast: Burt Lancaster, Janice Rule, Janet Landgard   Color, 100 mins. Letterbox format   Columbia

 

9:45 PM      The Great Bank Robbery (1969) Dir: Hy Averback     Cast: Kim Novak, Zero Mostel, Clint Walker  Color, 98 mins.  Letterbox format   Warner Bros.

 

11:30 PM    Move Over Darling (1963) Dir: Michael Gordon    Cast: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen    Color, 110 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox

 

1:30 AM      The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)  Dir: Laurence Olivier   Cast: Laurence Olivier, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Wattis   Color, 115 mins.  Warner Bros.

 

3:30 AM      Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  (1966)  Dir: Mike Nichols    Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal    B&W, 132 mins.  Letterbox format   Warner Bros.

 

5:45 AM      Costumes from "Midnight Lace" (w/Irene & Doris Day - a promo)     
     

Wednesday June 24, 2015     
6:00 AM       In The Cool of the Day (1963) Dir: Robert Stevens   Cast: Jane Fonda, Peter Finch, Angela Lansbury    Color, 89 mins. Letterbox format 

 

7:30 AM      The Animal Kingdom (1932) Dir: Edward H. Griffith   Cast: Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, Myrna Loy   B&W, 85 mins.   

 

9:00 AM      The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1938) Dir: Michael Cutiz     Cast: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHavilland   Color, 106 mins.  

 

11:00 AM    The Story of Esther Costello (1957) Dir: David Miller     Cast: Joan Crawford, Heather Sears, Rossano Brazzi   B&W, 127 mins. Letterbox format   Columbia

 

1:15 PM      Of Human Bondage (1964)  Dir: Ken Hughes    Cast: Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, Nanette Newman  B&W, 100 mins. Letterbox format 

 

3:00 PM      Anna and the King of Siam (1946)  Dir: John Cromwell    Cast: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell   B&W, 128 mins.  20th Century-Fox

 

5:15 PM      Intermezzo (1939) Dir: Gregory Ratoff    Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard, Edna Best   B&W, 70 mins.  United Artists/Selznick

 

6:30 PM      The Miracle Woman (1931)  Dir: Frank Capra     Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Beryl Mercer    B&W, 90 mins.  Columbia
     
 Star of the Month: Joan Fontaine (the last of 4 weeks - Wednesdays)    

8:00 PM      Suspicion (1941) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock    Cast: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Nigel Bruce  B&W, 100 mins.  

 

9:45 PM      Born to Be Bad (1950)  Dir: Nicholas Ray    Cast: Joan Fontaine, Zachary Scott, Joan Leslie  B&W, 95 mins.  

 

11:30 PM    Rebecca (1940)  Dir: Alfred Hitchcock   Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson    B&W, 130 mins.  United Artists/Selznick

 

1:45 AM      Serenade (1956) Dir: Anthony Mann   Cast: Mario Lanza, Joan Fontaine, Sarita Montiel   Color, 121 mins.  Warner Bros.

 

4:00 AM      Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)   [a TCM premiere - #1]  Dir: Irwin Allen    Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Peter Lorre    Color, 106 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox

     

Thursday June 25, 2015

The Joan Fontaine Star of the Month salute concludes:     
6:00 AM      Island in the Sun (1957)   [a TCM premiere - #2]  Dir: Robert Rossen    Cast: Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, James Mason   Color, 119 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox

 

8:00 AM      Jane Eyre (1943) Dir: Robert Stevenson    Cast: Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles, Margaret O'Brien   B&W, 97 mins.  20th Century-Fox
     
9:45 AM      Band of Angels (1957) Dir: Raoul Walsh    Cast: Clark Gable, Yvonne DeCarlo, Sidney Poitier   Color, 125 mins.  Warner Bros.

 

12:00 PM    The Naked Spur (1953)  Dir: Anthony Mann   Cast: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan   Color, 91 mins.  

 

1:45 PM      55 Days at Peking (1963)  Dir: Nicholas Ray    Cast: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven   Color, 154 mins.  Allied Artists

 

4:30 PM      Champion (1949) Dir: Mark Robson    Cast: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell  B&W, 99 mins.  United Artists

 

6:15 PM      Blackboard Jungle (1955) Dir: Richard Brooks    Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier  B&W, 101 mins.  

 

8:00 PM      Anna Christie (1930)  Dir: Clarence Brown    Cast: Greta Garbo, Marie Dressler, Charles Bickford   B&W, 91 mins.  

 

9:45 PM      The McConnell Story (1955)  Dir: Gordon Douglas    Cast: Alan Ladd, June Allyson, James Whitmore    Color, 109 mins. Letterbox format    Warner Bros.

 

11:45 PM    The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)  Dir: George Cukor     Cast: Thelma Ritter, Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady   B&W,  105 mins.  20th Century-Fox

 

1:45 AM      Love Me or Leave Me (1955)  Dir: Charles Vidor    Cast: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell    Color, 122 mins. Letterbox format 

 

4:00 AM      12 Angry Men (1957)  Dir: Sidney Lumet    Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Klugman    B&W, 96 mins. Letterbox format   United Artists

 

5:45 AM      Documentary promo short for "Westworld"     

     
Friday June 26, 2015 

A birthday tribute to Eleanor Parker from 6 AM until 8 PM    
6:00 AM      Above and Beyond (1952)  Dir: Melvin Frank & Norman Panama    Cast: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore   B&W, 122 mins.  

 

8:15 AM      Caged (1950) Dir: John Cromwell    Cast: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Hope Emerson   B&W, 96 mins.  Warner Bros.

 

10:00 AM    Scaramouche (1952) Dir: George Sidney   Cast: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker   Color, 115 mins.  

 

12:00 PM    The Woman In White (1948)  Dir: Peter Godfrey   Cast: Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet    B&W, 109 mins.  Warner Bros.

 

2:00 PM      Detective Story (1951) Dir: William Wyler   Cast: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix    B&W, 103 mins.  Paramount

 

3:45 PM      Interrupted Melody (1955) Dir: Curtis Bernhardt    Cast: Eleanor Parker, Glenn Ford, Roger Moore    Color, 107 mins. Letterbox format 

 

5:45 PM      A Hole in the Head (1959)  Dir: Frank Capra     Cast: Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Edward G. Robinson   Color, 120 mins. Letterbox format    United Artists
     
 Friday Night Spotlight Theme - "Fresh and New": (four movies)     
 "New living arrangements with families: the good, the bad, & the ugly" with celebrity guest host Ashley Judd   

     
8:00 PM      The Secret Garden (1949) Dir: Fred M. Wilcox   Cast: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell  B&W/Color, 93 mins.  

 

9:45 PM      The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)  Dir: Clarence Brown   Cast: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Gladys Cooper   B&W, 126 mins.  

 

12:00 AM    The Color Purple (1985) Dir: Steven Spielberg   Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery   Color, 154 mins. Letterbox format   Warner Bros.

 

2:45 AM      Queen Bee (1955) Dir: Ranald MacDougall   Cast: Joan Crawford, Lucy Marlow, Barry Sullivan   B&W, 100 mins. Letterbox format   Columbia

     

4:30 AM      Cause for Alarm (1951)   (a public domain film) Dir: Tay Garnett   Cast: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling B&W, 75 mins.  

     
 

Saturday June 27, 2015     
6:00 AM      Imitation of Life (1934) Dir: John M. Stahl   Cast: Claudette Colbert, Louise Beavers, Warren William   B&W, 115 mins.  Universal

 

8:00 AM      Pal Joey (1957) Dir: George Sidney  Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Rita Hayworth   Color, 111 mins. Letterbox format   Columbia

 

10:00 AM    Rear Window (1954) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock   Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter    Color, 112 mins. Letterbox format   Paramount/Universal

 

12:00 PM    Charade (1963) Dir: Stanley Donen    Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau   Color, 111 mins. Letterbox format   Universal

 

2:00 PM      Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) Dir: Richard Thorpe    Cast: June Allyson, Robert Walker, Hedy Lamarr   B&W, 112 mins.  

 

4:00 PM      The Robe (1953)  Dir: Henry Koster    Cast: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature  Color, 135 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox

 

6:15 PM      Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) Dir: Delmer Daves     Cast: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Jay Robinson   Color, 101 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox

 

[TCM's The Essentials]

8:00 PM      Show Boat (1936)        Dir: James Whale     Cast: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Paul Robeson  B&W, 113 mins.  Universal / Warner

 

10:00 PM    The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) Dir: Carol Reed     Cast: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento   Color, 138 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox

 

12:30 AM    The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957) Dir: Sidney Franklin   Cast: Jennifer Jones, Bill Travers, John Gielgud   Color, 105 mins.  Letterbox format 

 

[TCM Underground]
2:30 AM      The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)    Dir: Robert Aldrich    Cast: Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine   Color, 130 mins. Letterbox format 

 

4:45 AM      Thirteen Women (1932)  Dir: George Archainbaud   Cast: Irene Dunne, Myrna Loy, Ricardo Cortez   B&W, 73 mins.  

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The problem I see of voting for the best day of the schedule would be that in our votes we only have a dozen votes or so, which means races are won by only a couple of votes or so.  Multiplying the number of choices by seven increases the possibility of an eight-way tie for first place.  Also, the winner is likely to be the day with the most popular and admired movies.

 

I thank you for your comments! 

 

I do not fear the winner being the day with the most popular movies because I believe that most who vote will vote for those movies which are well-liked but not seen often on TCM.

 

I do have great fear of there being a tie. It is the responsibility of the Challenge Setter to break a tie in normal voting and I was greatly anxious when I oversaw the Challenge my first time. It would have been a great burden. I have since found a method so that I will not have to make the choice directly but it would not be comfortable.

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Great schedules so far, but I'm getting confused!  I don't think the vote-for-a-day is a good idea; also, I'm not a fan of someone posting a schedule, then disqualifying themselves. That happened when I ran the challenge, and then you're up against people who, in the voting, say, "well I loved so-and-so's schedule and would vote for it if she hadn't pulled out..."  It's kind of unfair to the winner.

 

I thank you for your comments.

 

Voting for one day is an idea only and this is why I opened it for comments before deciding if I should do it. 

 

We are quite different in that I welcome all schedules. I wish that more of the old masters would create schedules for us even if they wish it to be exempt from voting. The Challenge has grown to be an influence on actual schedules and so is important even when it does not receive votes. It is also that I revel in the creativity of the schedules and I have used some to select movies which I wish to watch from DVDs in an evening at home.

 

I understand in particular the urge to create a schedule but to not risk having the duty of managing the Challenge again soon. 

 

I had to excuse one of my schedules from voting because of life circumstances as I did not know if I would be available when was the best time to next manage a Challenge.

 

I am waiting for your schedule! 

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TCM Schedule   June 21st through June 27th 2015

 

 

This is a wonderful schedule! I thank you for presenting it!

 

I must assume that this is your first schedule or that you are coming to the forum with a new user-name. I love to see how astute so many are with their first schedules! 

 

I like very much your aspect of the required theme and your choice of host for it.

 

Will you be providing: Programming Notes? These allow us to see why you choose some movies and themes and so gives us insight. They are not required but many of us find them helpful and entertaining.

 

I welcome you to the forum and to the TCM Programming Challenge! I must warn that both can become addictive.

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lso, I'm not a fan of someone posting a schedule, then disqualifying themselves. That happened when I ran the challenge, and then you're up against people who, in the voting, say, "well I loved so-and-so's schedule and would vote for it if she hadn't pulled out..."  It's kind of unfair to the winner.

Sorry for being a jerk but the challenge I hosted ended, what, a month ago? I figured it would be low-self-esteem-y to assume I'm not going to win and incredibly selfish to wait and see if I'd win, then say, "Just kidding, not hosting the next one!" Plus every challenge seems to have 1 or 2 people disqualifying themselves and didn't think it was a big deal.

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This is a wonderful schedule! I thank you for presenting it!

 

I must assume that this is your first schedule or that you are coming to the forum with a new user-name. I love to see how astute so many are with their first schedules! 

 

I like very much your aspect of the required theme and your choice of host for it.

 

Will you be providing: Programming Notes? These allow us to see why you choose some movies and themes and so gives us insight. They are not required but many of us find them helpful and entertaining.

 

I welcome you to the forum and to the TCM Programming Challenge! I must warn that both can become addictive

 

SansFin, thank you very much for your compliment!  And thank you for welcoming me to this forum and the TCM programming Challenge.  I can already vouch for both of them being able to become addictive. 

 

This is my very first schedule.   I have never posted a schedule before.   I was thinking about perhaps providing programming notes, and I was just not sure one way or the other.   Now, I think I will provide some programming notes.  This coming week-end will probably be the first chance that I will have, for posting them.  

 

Thank you once again. 

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Sorry for being a jerk but the challenge I hosted ended, what, a month ago? I figured it would be low-self-esteem-y to assume I'm not going to win and incredibly selfish to wait and see if I'd win, then say, "Just kidding, not hosting the next one!" Plus every challenge seems to have 1 or 2 people disqualifying themselves and didn't think it was a big deal.

There are few posters here more unjerky than you are, LP! (Did I say that right)? It's my simple mind that can't grasp all the complexities!

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ClassicAfficionado, welcome to the boards and the challenge. I really liked your schedule, which had many movies I enjoy seeing over again.

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Well... I have my schedule done; but now I have too many premieres-- so there is still work to be done on it. Hopefully I can get it up by the end of the weekend.

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PROGRAMMING NOTES for Speedracer5's Schedule

 

Schedule for October 12, 2014-October 18, 2014

 

Star of the Month: Rita Hayworth

 

Friday Night Spotlight: Biopics

 

TCM Silent Sunday: Old San Francisco (1927)

 

TCM Imports: Ingrid Bergman Double Feature—Elena Et Les Hommes (1956) & Intermezzo (1936)

 

The Essentials: Funny Face (1957)

 

Underground Tim Curry Double Feature—The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) & Clue (1985)

 

Required Theme: New World of Fame and later, New World of Lost Fame

 

Guest Programmer: Lucy Ricardo of “I Love Lucy.”

 

1920s-2

1930s- 17

1940s- 25

1950s- 25

1960s- 8

1970s- 6

1980s-4

2000s-1

 

Premieres:

Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

If a Man Answers (1962)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952)

The Blue Bird (1940)

Cinderella Man (2005)

Spawn of the North (1938)

Runaway Train (1985)

Lenny (1974)

All That Jazz (1979)

 

Exempt Premieres

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Clue (1985)

 

Sunday kicks off with films presenting bookmakers and consequently, their woes from participating in such a profession.   This collection of films also includes the premiere of Bloodhounds of Broadway, featuring a young Mitzi Gaynor in the lead.  In the afternoon, we are showcasing three films illustrating life in the Roaring 20s, Some Like it Hot and The Great Gatsby.  Then, it all comes crashing down in Splendor in the Grass, in 1929. During Primetime, we are airing an evening of films depicting the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, including our “Sunday Silent Night” feature, Old San Francisco.  The evening concludes with two films taking place in San Francisco, many years after having been rebuilt after most of the town was devastated in the Great Earthquake. 

 

Monday morning is Columbus Day in the United States.   While this holiday is very controversial—especially for the treatment of the indigenous population after Columbus’ “discovery” (which in itself is debatable), it is worth noting for the discovery of The New World.  This morning, we’re going to feature films about the exploration of The New World.  This afternoon, we salute 1950s-1960s America’s Sweetheart, Sandra Dee.  Four of her most popular films, including Gidget (her most popular role) will be aired.  We will be also premiering If a Man Answers, a film Dee made with husband Bobby Darin.  Primetime’s theme: Ernest Hemingway: From Paper to Celluloid, will feature three Hemingway stories brought from novel to big screen.  Coincidentally, all three films star Ava Gardner.   We will also premiere the 1952 film, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, with Gardner, Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward.  For the TCM Import segment, we are airing an Ingrid Bergman double feature.   Our first film spotlights a French-speaking Bergman and the second is one of her first films made in her native Sweden.  It was later remade in 1939 after Bergman’s arrival in The States.

 

Tuesday morning’s motif involves mystery novelists who become involved in solving real mysteries.  In the afternoon, in honor of the anniversary of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier, we are featuring aviation themed films, including the premiere of David Lean’s Breaking the Sound Barrier.   Tuesday evening, we are visited by America’s most famous redhead, Lucy Ricardo of I Love Lucy.  This evening, she will share five films that she has selected for our Guest Programmer segment.  Our first film, It Happened One Night, features the hunky Clark Gable whom Lucy dreamed about living next door to when husband Ricky was offered a Hollywood screen test.  Our second film, The High and the Mighty, features one of Lucy’s favorite actors, John Wayne.  When Lucy met John Wayne in Hollywood, she shared how much she loved this film with him.  “When your motor conked out, my motor conked out,” she told him.  Our next film, The Country Girl, features Lucy’s favorite actor William Holden.  While on a roadtrip from her native New York City to Hollywood, she constantly spoke of how much she loved Holden, much to husband Ricky’s chagrin.  When meeting her dream man Holden in Hollywood, he invited her to a day of filming of ‘Country Girl.’ In addition to hunky movie actors, Lucy also loves musicals, especially Oscar and Hammerstein and she’s fascinated by royalty, thus, her pick The King and I.  Finally, another of Lucy’s favorite films to go to are ones featuring over the top glamour.  Her final pick, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, doesn’t get much more glamorous than Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe.  Lucy can do a mean Marilyn Monroe impression herself, too.      

 

Wednesday morning, we are celebrating the anniversary of the debut of I Love Lucy by showcasing films featuring one, or more of the stars.  Dance, Girl, Dance is the film Lucille Ball was in the middle of filming when she met Desi Arnaz in the RKO commissary.  In costume as Tiger Lily post-brawl with Maureen O’Hara, Arnaz was not impressed with Ball’s appearance.  Later, when she cleaned up and met again with Arnaz and other cast members for a meeting for her next film, Too Many Girls, it was love at first sight between Lucy and Desi.  After a whirlwind courtship, Arnaz and Ball married.  Arnaz was signed to a contract at RKO.  One of the films he made was Father Takes a Wife, but unfortunately, studio executives found Arnaz difficult to cast.  Nothing really came of his film contract.  William Frawley, later known as the irascible Fred Mertz, was a veteran character actor.  One of his best known roles was in The Lemon Drop Kid.  Vivian Vance, who later played Frawley’s wife and Lucille Ball’s best friend, Ethel Mertz did not appear in many films.  One of her appearances, however, was in a Claudette Colbert film, The Secret FuryIn 1951, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, together with William Frawley and Vivian Vance, started filming arguably, one of the most popular and famous television shows of all time—I Love Lucy.   In the afternoon, we are featuring another classic duo, Bette Davis and Claude Rains.  Davis considered Rains her favorite co-star.   Wednesday evening, we are featuring Star of the Month Rita Hayworth in the five films she made with Glenn Ford.   They may or may not have had an off-screen relationship aside from their on-screen ones. 

 

Thursday, we’re celebrating the birthday of Angela Lansbury, who after starting in film 70 years ago is still active today.  In the afternoon, we’re embarking on a journey through imaginary lands.  One of these journeys features the premiere of The Blue Bird with Shirley Temple—who was originally envisioned in the role of Dorothy Gale--a role that ultimately went to Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.   In the evening, we are featuring the required theme of this challenge, people experiencing a new way of life. In all five films, the main characters experience new lives as celebrities, only to have fame get the best of them, and having it all crash down.  In a way they’re experiencing a new life of celebrity and another new life as someone who used to be famous, but is no longer. 

 

Friday, we’re celebrating two birthdays—Jean Arthur and Montgomery Clift.  Arthur is celebrated in the morning and Clift in the afternoon.  It is also Star of the Month Rita Hayworth’s birthday, but she of course, is being celebrated all month.  This week's Friday Night Spotlight featuring biopics focuses specifically on boxing—mostly because I love boxing (watching, not doing).  This spotlight features the premiere of a recent classic, Cinderella Man.  I selected "biopics" as my spotlight as I love learning about people, history, etc.  Granted, Hollywood tends to embellish some of the details for story purposes; but for the most part, one can get an idea what the subject matter was/is all about.

 

Saturday, October 18, is Alaska Day.  To honor our 49th state, we are featuring four films that take place in Alaska, including the premiere of two films, Spawn of the North and Runaway Train.  If you were up early (or late), you may have seen our silent feature, The Gold Rush, that features Charlie Chaplin in the Yukon.  In the afternoon, we are celebrating famed choreographer, Bob Fosse’s directing achievements, including two premieres—Lenny about comedian Lenny Bruce and All That Jazz.  Saturday evening, we’re featuring our Essential film, Funny Face and following it up with two other Paris-based musicals.  All three films featured are arguably “Essentials” in their own right.  Saturday Underground is featuring actor Tim Curry in two cult classics—The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Clue

 

 

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

 

Daytime Theme: Bookie Problems

 

6:00am MRS. GRANT TAKES RICHMOND (1949) Lucille Ball, William Holden, Janis Carter. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Columbia, 87 mins (p/s)

7:30am BELLS ARE RINGING (1960) Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark. Dir. Vincente Minnelli, MGM, 126 mins (p/s).

9:45am BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY (1952) Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Mitzi Green. Dir. Harmon Jones, Fox, 89 mins (premiere).

11:15am THE DAY THE BOOKIES WEPT (1939) Joe Penner, Betty Grable, Richard Lane. Dir. Leslie Goodwins. RKO, 64 mins (p/s).

 

Daytime Theme: The Roaring 20s

 

12:30pm SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. Dir. Billy Wilder. United Artists.  120mins (p/s)

2:30pm THE GREAT GATSBY (1974) Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern. Dir. Jack Clayton. Paramount, 143 mins (p/s).

5:00pm SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (1961) Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle. Dir. Elia Kazan. Warner Brothers. 124 mins (p/s).

7:15pm FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH (1958) Orson Welles, Joi Lansing, Rick Jason. Dir. Orson Welles. Desilu Productions, 27 mins (premiere).

7:45pm HOLIDAY FROM RULES? (1959) Short. 11 mins (p/s).

 

Primetime Theme:  San Francisco Earthquake, Before and After.

 

8:00pm SAN FRANCISCO (1936) Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy. Dir. W.S. Van Dyke., MGM, 111 mins (p/s).

10:00pm THE SISTERS (1938) Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise. Dir. Anatole Litvak. Warner Brothers, 95 mins (p/s).

11:45pm CAVALCADE OF SAN FRANCISCO (1940) short. 9 mins (premiere).

 

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT

 

12:00am OLD SAN FRANCISCO (1927) Dolores Costello, Warner Oland, Charles Emmett Mack. Dir. Alan Crosland. Warner Brothers, 88 mins (p/s).

1:30am FRISCO JENNY (1932) Ruth Chatterton, Louis Calhern, Helen Jerome Eddy. Dir. William A. Wellman. First National, 70 mins (p/s).

2:45am ONE WAY PASSAGE (1932) William Powell, Kay Francis, Aline MacMahon. Dir. Tay Garnett. Warner Brothers, 67 mins (p/s).

4:00am DARK PASSAGE (1947) Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett. Dir. Delmer Daves. Warner Brothers, 106 mins (p/s).

5:47am CARSON ON TCM: Lauren Bacall (1980), 12 mins (p/s).

 

Monday, October 13, 2014

 

Daytime Theme: Exploring the New World

 

6:00am KINGS OF THE SUN (1963) Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Field. Dir. J. Lee Thompson. United Artists, 108 mins (p/s).

8:00am CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE (1948) Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero. Dir. Henry King. Fox, 140 mins (p/s).

10:30am NORTHWEST PASSAGE (1940) Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan. Dir. King Vidor. MGM, 127 mins (p/s).

12:45pm HMS BOUNTY SAILS AGAIN (1962) Short, 8 mins (p/s).

 

Daytime Theme: Look at me, I’m Sandra Dee

 

1:00pm GIDGET (1959) Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson. Dir. Paul Wendkos. Columbia, 94 mins (p/s).

2:45pm TAKE HER, SHE’S MINE (1963) James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows. Dir. Henry Koster. Fox, 98 mins (p/s).

4:30pm IF A MAN ANSWERS (1962) Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Stefanie Powers. Dir. Henry Levin. Ross Hunter Productions, 102 mins (premiere).

6:15pm DOCTOR, YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING (1967) Sandra Dee, George Hamilton, Celeste Holm. Dir. Peter Tewksbury. MGM, 94 mins (p/s).

 

Primetime Theme: Hemingway: From Paper to Celluloid

 

8:00pm THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO (1952) Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner. Dir. Henry King. Fox, 113 mins (premiere).

10:00pm THE KILLERS (1946) Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien. Dir. Robert Siodmak. Universal, 102 mins (p/s).

11:45pm THE SUN ALSO RISES (1957) Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn.  Dir. Henry King. Fox, 129 mins (p/s).

 

TCM IMPORT: Ingrid Bergman Double Feature

 

2:00am ELENA ET LES HOMMES (1956) Ingrid Bergman, Mel Ferrer, Jean Marais. Dir. Jean Renoir. Warner Brothers, 98 mins. (p/s).

3:45am INTERMEZZO (1936) Holger Brandt, Ingrid Bergman, Inga Tidblad. Dir. Gustaf Molander. Svensk Filmindustri, 93 mins. (p/s).

5:30am ALL QUIET ON THE CANINE FRONT (1931) Short. 16 mins (p/s).

5:47am HOLLYWOOD HOBBIES (1939) Short. 10 mins (premiere).

 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 

Daytime Theme: Mystery Novelists Solve Real Mysteries

 

6:00am LADY ON A TRAIN (1945) Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce. Dir. Charles David. Universal, 96 mins. (p/s).

7:45am THE EX-MRS. BRADFORD (1936) William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason. Dir. Stephen Roberts. RKO, 80 mins (p/s).

9:15am FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK (1941) Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Warner Brothers, 93 mins (p/s).

11:00am A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (1942) Loretta Young, Brian Aherne, Jeff Donnell. Dir. Richard Wallace. Columbia, 85 mins (p/s).

 

Daytime Theme: Anniversary of Chuck Yeager Breaking the Sound Barrier & Other Aviation Themed Films

 

12:30pm TEST PILOT (1938) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy. Dir. Victor Fleming. MGM, 120 mins (p/s).

2:30pm THE DAWN PATROL (1938) Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Warner Brothers, 103 mins (p/s).

4:15pm AIRPLANE! (1980) Robert Hays, Lloyd Bridges, Julie Hagerty. Dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker. Paramount, 88 mins (p/s)

5:45pm BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER (1952) Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick. Dir. David Lean. United Artists, 118 mins (premiere).

7:45pm DEEP SEA FISHING (1952) Errol Flynn, 10 mins (premiere).

 

Primetime Theme, Guest Programmer: Lucy Ricardo

 

8:00pm IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connelly. Columbia, 105 mins (p/s).

9:45pm THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY (1954) John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day. Dir. William A. Wellman. Warner Brothers, 146 mins (p/s).

12:15am THE COUNTRY GIRL (1955) Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden. Dir. George Seaton. Paramount, 103 mins (p/s).

2:00am THE KING AND I (1956) Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox, 132 mins (p/s).

4:15am GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn. Dir. Howard Hawkes, Fox, 91 mins (p/s).  

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

 

Daytime Theme: I Love Lucy

 

6:00am DANCE, GIRL , DANCE (1940) Maureen O’Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball. Dir. Dorothy Arzner. RKO, 89 mins (p/s)

7:30am TOO MANY GIRLS (1940) Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Desi Arnaz. RKO, 85 mins (p/s).

9:00am FATHER TAKES A WIFE (1941) Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Swanson, Desi Arnaz. RKO, 79 mins (p/s).

10:20am DESI ARNAZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA (1946). Short. 10 mins (p/s)

10:30am THE LEMON DROP KID (1951) Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, William Frawley. Paramount, 90 mins (p/s).

12:00pm THE SECRET FURY (1950) Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Vivian Vance. RKO, 85 mins (p/s).

 

Daytime Theme: Starring Bette Davis & Claude Rains

 

1:30pm NOW, VOYAGER (1942) Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Dir. Irving Rapper. Warner Brothers, 117 mins (p/s)

3:30pm MR. SKEFFINGTON (1944) Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Warner Brothers, 146 mins (p/s)

6:00pm DECEPTION (1946) Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Dir. Irving Rapper. Warner Brothers, 110 mins (p/s).

 

Primetime Theme: Star of the Month, Rita Hayworth

 

8:00pm GILDA (1946) Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready. Dir. Charles Vidor. Columbia, 108 mins (p/s).

10:00pm THE MANY LOVES OF CARMEN (1948) Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Ron Randell. Dir. Charles Vidor. Columbia, 95 mins (p/s)

11:45pm AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD (1952) Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Columbia, 98 mins (p/s)

1:30am THE LADY IN QUESTION (1940) Brian Aherne, Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford. Dir. Charles Vidor. Columbia, 78 mins (p/s)

3:00am THE MONEY TRAP (1966) Glenn Ford, Elke Sommer, Rita Hayworth. Dir. Burt Kennedy. MGM, 92 mins (p/s)

4:45am RITA (2003) Documentary about Rita Hayworth. Narrated by Kim Basinger. 60 mins. (p/s).

5:45am HOLLYWOOD EXTRA! (1936) Short, 11 mins (p/s).

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

 

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Angela Lansbury!

 

6:00am GASLIGHT (1944) Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury. Dir. George Cukor. MGM, 111 mins (p/s).

8:00am THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1945) George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury. Dir. Albert Lewin. MGM, 107 mins (p/s).

10:00am STATE OF THE UNION (1948) Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Angela Lansbury. Dir. Frank Capra. MGM, 122 mins (p/s).

12:15pm A LAWLESS STREET (1955) Randolph Scott, Angela Lansbury, Warner Anderson. Dir. Joseph H. Lewis, Columbia, 77 mins (p/s).

 

Daytime Theme: Visiting Imaginary Lands

 

1:45pm THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ: 50 YEARS OF MAGIC (1990) Angela Lansbury (narrator), Jack Haley Jr. Productions, 51 mins (p/s).

2:45pm THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. Dir. Victor Fleming. MGM, 97 mins (p/s).

4:30pm THE BLUE BIRD (1940) Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox, 83 mins (premiere).

6:00pm LOST HORIZON (1937) Ronald Coleman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton. Dir. Frank Capra. Columbia, 118 mins (p/s).

 

Primetime Theme:  Rise (and Fall) of Fame

 

8:00pm A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957) Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa. Dir. Elia Kazan. Warner Brothers, 125 mins. (p/s)

10:15pm CITIZEN KANE (1941) Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead. Dir. Orson Welles. RKO, 119 mins. (p/s).

12:15am ACE IN THE HOLE (1951) Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur. Dir. Billy Wilder. Paramount, 110 mins (p/s).

2:15am A LION IS IN THE STREETS (1953) James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers, 88 mins (p/s).

3:45am NETWORK (1976) Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch. Dir. Sidney Lumet. MGM, 122 mins (p/s).

 

Friday, October 17, 2014

 

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Jean Arthur!

 

6:00am ADVENTURE IN MANHATTAN (1936) Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea. Dir. Edward Ludwig. Columbia, 70 mins (p/s).

7:15am ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939) Jean Arthur, Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth.  Dir. Howard Hawkes.  Columbia, 119 mins (p/s).

9:15am MR DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936) Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur. Dir. Frank Capra. Columbia, 115 mins (p/s).

11:15am THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943) Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn. Dir. George Stevens. Columbia, 101 mins (p/s).

 

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Montgomery Clift!

 

1:00pm THE SEARCH (1948) Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon. Dir. Fred Zinnemann. MGM, 105 mins (p/s).

2:45pm A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951) Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters. Dir. George Stevens. Paramount, 118 mins (p/s).

4:45pm INDISCRETION OF AN AMERICAN WIFE (1954) Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift. Dir. Vittorio De Sica. Columbia, 64 mins (p/s).

6:00pm I CONFESS (1953) Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Warner Bros, 95 mins (p/s).

7:40pm CRUISE OF THE ZACA (1952) Errol Flynn. Short. 17 mins (p/s).

 

Primetime Theme: Friday Night Spotlight- Biopics—Boxing

 

8:00pm GENTLEMAN JIM (1942) Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers, 104 mins (p/s).

9:45pm SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME (1956) Paul Newman, Sal Mineo, Pier Angeli. Dir. Robert Wise. MGM, 112 mins (p/s).

11:45pm RAGING BULL (1980) Robert DeNiro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci. Dir. Martin Scorsese. United Artists, 127 mins (p/s).

2:00am CINDERELLA MAN (2005) Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti. Dir. Ron Howard. Universal, 144 mins (premiere).

4:30am CARSON ON TCM: KIRK DOUGLAS (1988) shorts, 12 mins (p/s).

4:45am THE GOLD RUSH (1925) Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray. Dir. Charlie Chaplin. United Artists, 74 mins (p/s). 

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

 

Daytime Theme: Alaska Day!

 

6:00am THE SILVER HORDE (1930) Evelyn Brent, Louis Wolheim, Joel McCrea. Dir. George Archainbaud. RKO, 75 mins (p/s).

7:15am SPAWN OF THE NORTH (1938) George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour. Dir. Henry Hathaway. Paramount, 105 mins (premiere).

9:00am NORTH TO ALASKA (1960) John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs. Dir. Henry Hathaway. Fox, 122 mins (p/s).

11:15am RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985) Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca DeMornay. Dir. Andrei Konchalovsky. Northbrook Films, 111 mins (premiere).

 

Daytime Theme: Directed by Bob Fosse

 

1:15pm LENNY (1974) Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner. Dir. Bob Fosse. United Artists, 111 mins. (premiere).

3:15pm ALL THAT JAZZ (1979) Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking. Dir. Bob Fosse. Fox, 123 mins (premiere).

5:30pm CABARET (1972) Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey. Dir. Bob Fosse. Allied Artists, 124 mins. (p/s).

7:45pm THE COSTUME DESIGNER (1950) short, 9 mins (p/s).

 

Primetime: The Essentials—Paris Musicals

 

8:00pm FUNNY FACE (1957) Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson. Dir. Stanley Donen. Paramount, 103 mins (p/s).

9:45pm AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 113 mins (p/s).

11:45pm GIGI (1958) Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jordan. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 115 mins (p/s).

1:45am STARLET REVUE (1929) Judy Garland. 10 mins (p/s)

 

Saturday Underground: Tim Curry

 

2:00am THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick. Dir. Jim Sharman. Fox, 98 mins (premiere—EXEMPT).

3:45am CLUE (1985) Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn.  Dir. Jonathan Lynn. Paramount, 97 mins (premiere—EXEMPT).

5:30am CARSON ON TCM: Fred Astaire (1979) 12 mins (p/s).

5:45am CARSON ON TCM: Gene Kelly (1975) 12 mins (p/s).

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Wow, speedracer, wish I wrote this one. Love all of it, but I wish I thought of the SF Earthquake, I LOVE LUCY, Hemingway, Fosse--well, all of it.

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classicaficionado, great schedule! I loved your June 22 day (which just so happens to be my birthday) I would look forward to all the summer themed movies and the "Beach Blanket Bingo" movies.  I am not happy to see my birthday is on a Monday next year, blah! But, I digress.  I also liked your SOTM selection, Joan Fontaine and the Eleanor Parker day. 

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Wow, speedracer, wish I wrote this one. Love all of it, but I wish I thought of the SF Earthquake, I LOVE LUCY, Hemingway, Fosse--well, all of it.

 

Thanks Lonesome! When you posted your schedule, I was worried because you had similar ideas to me.  When I saw your 'Bob Newhart cast reunion,' I was thinking "oh no, that's similar to my "I Love Lucy" theme.  However, then I saw you went in a different direction than I was going with mine, so I figured it'd be okay.  Your "new world" theme is what I was going to do originally--the character basically making over not only their outer appearance, but their inner as well.  I started with "Now Voyager" and was trying to come up with additional movies that were similar.  I'll admit I was having problems with that theme.  When I saw you posted it first, I decided to just ditch the idea and go with a different one.  I thought of "A Face in the Crowd" which showcases Lonesome Rhodes' ascent into stardom and subsequent descent into oblivion and figured there'd have to be movies that had similar themes.  Finally, I was also considering Anne Baxter, as I really enjoy her work.  When I saw you picked her, I went with my second choice, Rita Hayworth.  I was considering three SOTM: Baxter, Hayworth and William Holden. 

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Interesting schedule Speedracer3.  Breaking the Sound Barrier, The Blue Bird and All that Jazz all are interesting premieres.  Also like the choice of The Rocky Horror Picture show.  I'm particularly pleased with the underrated Clue, which despite a vulgar start does actually get going well.   Not only does it include one of Madeleine Kahn's iconic screen moments ("it-it- the f - it -flam - flames. Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breathl- heaving breaths. Heaving breaths... Heathing...") but Tim Curry gives one of the best performances of 1985, certainly more deserving than the preposterously overrated William Hurt.

 

Classic Afficando, I'm actually waiting for your programming notes.  The idea of having movies celebrate the first day of summer strikes me as a good one though.

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Exceptional schedule, SpeedRacer!

 

Thanks Obrien!

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I thank you for bringing us another wonderful schedule, speedracer5.

 

I like very much your aspect on the required theme as becoming famous does change the world in which a person lives.

 

I am sorry to say that I know nearly none about Lucy Ricardo and so I will leave it to others to determine if the movies you selected fit her taste. I suspect strongly that they are correct as all of the other parts of your schedule are excellent and demonstrate love for and a depth of knowledge of movies.

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I was thinking about perhaps providing programming notes, and I was just not sure one way or the other.   Now, I think I will provide some programming notes.  This coming week-end will probably be the first chance that I will have, for posting them.  

 

 

I hope that you do find time to create the notes. They are not required but it allows us a glimpse into your creative mind.

 

The Challenge ends at 12:01 A.M. (PT) on 1 Jun 14 so there is time yet.

 

I will be posting the schedules and programming notes in the voting thread when the Challenge closes to entries. I will at that time join them so notes will follow immediately after the schedule.

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I thank you for bringing us another wonderful schedule, speedracer5.

 

I like very much your aspect on the required theme as becoming famous does change the world in which a person lives.

 

I am sorry to say that I know nearly none about Lucy Ricardo and so I will leave it to others to determine if the movies you selected fit her taste. I suspect strongly that they are correct as all of the other parts of your schedule are excellent and demonstrate love for and a depth of knowledge of movies.

 

Thank you for your kind words SansFin! 

 

For the films I chose for Lucy Ricardo, I used movies that were openly discussed and/or actors that Lucy repeatedly expressed loving on I Love Lucy.  Many episodes deal with her idolizing the glamour of celebrities, peers and younger women.  Many times this led to her trying to "glamourize" herself in order to compete with these other women as she felt that her husband Ricky was more attracted to them than her--especially since Ricky's occupation is bandleader, later, actor and then later, he tours Europe with his orchestra.  Presumably, Ricky's stardom has gone international.  He's surrounded by gorgeous women constantly, and Ricky's no slouch himself in the looks department.  There's another episode where they're in London and she becomes obsessed with trying to meet Queen Elizabeth.  I've seen every episode 100s of times and really thought long and hard about what movies I think Lucy would love or ones that may have a particular connection for her, like The Country Girl which William Holden invited her to the set to watch filming.  They don't show Lucy taking him up on his offer; but one can assume that she did. 

 

I know that I don't have the breadth of knowledge about films as others seem to; but I worked hard to research and come up with a schedule of films that I thought sounded interesting or themes that I don't know if TCM has explored yet.  Seeing that they've been on for 20 years, I feel like they've probably covered many themes.  Some of my themes, I thought of a film that I'd like to see and built a theme around it-- like The Blue Bird and All That Jazz

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