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GET-TV is also featuring The Thin Man with Peter Lawford as Nick this month.     This was made in 1957 \ 58.    Sadly the actors are flat compared to Powell and Loy (but they were an unmatched couple) but the late 50s setting is a treat.

Lawford made the series during a lull in his movie career. He would soon bounce back with the Rat Pack.

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JULY 2016

 

1         STAR OF THE MONTH OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

2        ESSENTIALS: MUSICAL AMERICANA

3        STANLEY KUBRICK

4        HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

5        SHANE PLUS A HUNDRED MORE GREAT WESTERNS

6        SHANE PLUS A HUNDRED MORE GREAT WESTERNS

7        SPOTLIGHT: AMERICA IN THE 70S

8        STAR OF THE MONTH OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

9        ESSENTIALS: HEDDA HOPPER

10      GOOGIE WITHERS

11       ROBERT OSBORNE'S PICKS

12      SHANE PLUS A HUNDRED MORE GREAT WESTERNS

13      SHANE PLUS A HUNDRED MORE GREAT WESTERNS

14      SPOTLIGHT: AMERICA IN THE 70S

15      STAR OF THE MONTH OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

16      ESSENTIALS: WALTER MATTHAU
17      CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
18      GUEST PROGRAMMER LOUIS GOSSETT JR.

19      SHANE PLUS A HUNDRED MORE GREAT WESTERNS

20     SHANE PLUS A HUNDRED MORE GREAT WESTERNS

21      SPOTLIGHT: AMERICA IN THE 70S

22     STAR OF THE MONTH OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

23     ESSENTIALS: BRENDA DE BANZIE

24     PIONEERS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMA

25     ROBERT FRANCIS

26     SHANE PLUS A HUNDRED MORE GREAT WESTERNS

27     SHANE PLUS A HUNDRED MORE GREAT WESTERNS

28     SPOTLIGHT: AMERICA IN THE 70S

29     STAR OF THE MONTH OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

30     ESSENTIALS: ELI WALLACH

31      PIONEERS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMA

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AUGUST 2016

 

1      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS EDWARD G. ROBINSON (BACKLOT CHOICE)

2      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS LUCILLE BALL

3      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS BING CROSBY

4      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS FAY WRAY

5      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS KARL MALDEN

6      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS MONTGOMERY CLIFT (ALSO ESSENTIALS)

7      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JEAN HARLOW

8      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS ESTHER WILLIAMS

9      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS TIM HOLT

10    SUMMER UNDER THE STARS HEDY LAMARR (BACKLOT CHOICE)

11     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS SPENCER TRACY

12     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JANET GAYNOR

13     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS RALPH RICHARDSON (ALSO ESSENTIALS)

14     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS CYD CHARISSE

15     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS RODDY MCDOWALL

16     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS ANNE BAXTER

17     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JAMES EDWARDS

18     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS ANGIE DICKINSON

19     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS RUBY KEELER

20    SUMMER UNDER THE STARS HUMPHREY BOGART (ALSO ESSENTIALS)

21     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS BETTE DAVIS

22     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS ROBERT MONTGOMERY

23     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS BRIGITTE BARDOT

24     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS CONSTANCE CUMMINGS

25     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS VAN JOHNSON (100TH BIRTHDAY)

26     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS BORIS KARLOFF

27     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JAMES GARNER (ALSO ESSENTIALS)

28     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JEAN ARTHUR

29     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS CHARLES BOYER

30     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JEAN SIMMONS

31      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS DEAN MARTIN

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AUGUST 2016

 

1      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS EDWARD G. ROBINSON (BACKLOT CHOICE)

2      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS LUCILLE BALL

3      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS BING CROSBY

4      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS FAY WRAY

5      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS KARL MALDEN

6      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS MONTGOMERY CLIFT (ALSO ESSENTIALS)

7      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JEAN HARLOW

8      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS ESTHER WILLIAMS

9      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS TIM HOLT

10    SUMMER UNDER THE STARS HEDY LAMARR (BACKLOT CHOICE)

11     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS SPENCER TRACY

12     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JANET GAYNOR

13     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS RALPH RICHARDSON (ALSO ESSENTIALS)

14     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS CYD CHARISSE

15     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS RODDY MCDOWALL

16     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS ANNE BAXTER

17     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JAMES EDWARDS

18     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS ANGIE DICKINSON

19     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS RUBY KEELER

20    SUMMER UNDER THE STARS HUMPHREY BOGART (ALSO ESSENTIALS)

21     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS BETTE DAVIS

22     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS ROBERT MONTGOMERY

23     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS BRIGITTE BARDOT

24     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS CONSTANCE CUMMINGS

25     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS VAN JOHNSON (100TH BIRTHDAY)

26     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS BORIS KARLOFF

27     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JAMES GARNER (ALSO ESSENTIALS)

28     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JEAN ARTHUR

29     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS CHARLES BOYER

30     SUMMER UNDER THE STARS JEAN SIMMONS

31      SUMMER UNDER THE STARS DEAN MARTIN

 

Thanks for writing these out TOP BILLED.

 

I was having an awful time trying to read the website  from the links as it has been slow on the site today.

 

I see that Robert Montgomery is featured on August 22nd.  Hooray!

 

I could watch Robert Montgomery films multiple times.

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I've edited my earlier response, TB.

 

I must have thought I was in a TCM Canada thread......

That's funny. Thanks. 

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SEPTEMBER 2016

 

1      PRESTON STURGES

2      STAR OF THE MONTH GENE HACKMAN

3      ESSENTIALS: BERLIN STORIES

4      JEANNE CRAIN

5      HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

6      SPOTLIGHT: SLAPSTICK

7      SPOTLIGHT: SLAPSTICK

8      TREASURES FROM THE DISNEY VAULT

9      STAR OF THE MONTH GENE HACKMAN

10    ESSENTIALS: INSIDE HOLLYWOOD

11     GUEST PROGRAMMER TOM BRUNO

12     AFI TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS

13     SPOTLIGHT: SLAPSTICK

14     SPOTLIGHT: SLAPSTICK

15     FREDRIC MARCH GETS POLITICAL

16     STAR OF THE MONTH GENE HACKMAN

17     ESSENTIALS: ALL ABOARD

18     TWO TAMMYS

19     FEATURING THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

20     SPOTLIGHT: SLAPSTICK

21     SPOTLIGHT: SLAPSTICK

22     COUNTDOWN

23     STAR OF THE MONTH GENE HACKMAN

24     ESSENTIALS: VAN HEFLIN

25     BILL ROBINSON

26     ROBERT OSBORNE’S PICKS

27     SPOTLIGHT: SLAPSTICK

28     SPOTLIGHT: SLAPSTICK

29     FRANKIE AVALON

30     STAR OF THE MONTH GENE HACKMAN

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JUNE 2016

 

26     DEANNA DURBIN

 

The June 26th double-feature of Deanna Durbin films was changed. Deanna is completely off the schedule now. In her place is a double-feature of Martin Balsam films:

 

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Hopefully NICE GIRL? and I'LL BE YOURS will return to a future TCM schedule.

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OCTOBER 2016


 


1      JACK CARSON & DENNIS MORGAN


2      MONSTER OF THE MONTH: FRANKENSTEIN


3      STAR OF THE MONTH CHRISTOPHER LEE


4      TRAILBLAZING WOMEN


5      GUEST PROGRAMMERS JONAH GOLDBERG & LEON WIESELTIER


6      TRAILBLAZING WOMEN


7      TERROR CLASSIC MOVIES: 20S HORROS


8      FEEL GOOD ROMANCES


9       MONSTER OF THE MONTH: FRANKENSTEIN


10     STAR OF THE MONTH CHRISTOPHER LEE


11     TRAILBLAZING WOMEN


12     ROBERT OSBORNE'S PICKS


13     TRAILBLAZING WOMEN


14     TERROR CLASSIC MOVIES: HORROR COMEDIES


15     DEBORAH KERR


16     MONSTER OF THE MONTH: FRANKENSTEIN


17     STAR OF THE MONTH CHRISTOPHER LEE


18     TRAILBLAZING WOMEN


19     FICTIONAL PRESIDENTS


20    TRAILBLAZING WOMEN


21     TERROR CLASSIC MOVIES: EVIL SCIENTISTS & DOCTORS


22     SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS (JAWS TRILOGY)


23     MONSTER OF THE MONTH: FRANKENSTEIN


24     STAR OF THE MONTH CHRISTOPHER LEE


25     TRAILBLAZING WOMEN


26     BORN TO RUN


27     TRAILBLAZING WOMEN


28     TERROR CLASSIC MOVIES: UNIVERSAL HORROR


29     UNDERGROUND ABOVE GROUND


30     MONSTER OF THE MONTH: FRANKENSTEIN


31      STAR OF THE MONTH CHRISTOPHER LEE


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The June 26th double-feature of Deanna Durbin films was changed. Deanna is completely off the schedule now. In her place is a double-feature of Martin Balsam films:

 

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Hopefully NICE GIRL? and I'LL BE YOURS will return to a future TCM schedule.

 

Happy to report both these Durbin films have been rescheduled-- they will now air on Sunday November 20, 2016.

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NOVEMBER 2016


 


1      BEFORE THEY WERE PRESIDENT


2      SPOTLIGHT: TO TELL THE TRUTH


3      POLITICAL COMEDIES


4      STAR OF THE MONTH NATALIE WOOD


5      SISSY SPACEK


6      GRACE MOORE DOUBLE FEATURE


7      SPOTLIGHT: TO TELL THE TRUTH


8      NORMAN LLOYD'S 102ND BIRTHDAY


9      SPOTLIGHT: TO TELL THE TRUTH


10     JACK CLAYTON


11     STAR OF THE MONTH NATALIE WOOD


12     NOEL COWARD


13     POPEYE


14     SPOTLIGHT: TO TELL THE TRUTH


15     GUEST PROGRAMMER STEVE ISRAEL


16     SPOTLIGHT: TO TELL THE TRUTH


17     U.S. NATIONAL PARKS 100TH ANNIVERSARY


18     STAR OF THE MONTH NATALIE WOOD


19     HARRY PALMER


20    DEANNA DURBIN DOUBLE FEATURE


21     SPOTLIGHT: TO TELL THE TRUTH


22    FEMALE CON ARTISTS 


23     SPOTLIGHT: TO TELL THE TRUTH


24     FAMILIES CRAZIER THAN YOURS


25     STAR OF THE MONTH NATALIE WOOD


26     DUSTIN HOFFMAN


27     BON VOYAGE


28     SPOTLIGHT: TO TELL THE TRUTH


29     ROBERT OSBORNE'S PICKS


30     SPOTLIGHT: TO TELL THE TRUTH

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SEPTEMBER 2016

 

29     FRANKIE AVALON  GENE WILDER MEMORIAL TRIBUTE

 

 

I'm sure the evening of Avalon films will be rescheduled in December or January.

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I was already planning to be sure to watch Panic in Year Zero! with Avalon, Ray Milland and Jean Hagen, which, for whatever reason, is one of the least-shown AIP films on TCM. It didn't air during the month AIP films were in the spotlight. Hopefully, it will be rescheduled.

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I was already planning to be sure to watch Panic in Year Zero! with Avalon, Ray Milland and Jean Hagen, which, for whatever reason, is one of the least-shown AIP films on TCM. It didn't air during the month AIP films were in the spotlight. Hopefully, it will be rescheduled.

 

Since that film might seem out of place around the holidays, my guess is the Avalon spotlight will be postponed until January. Otherwise, it will wait until March, after 31 Days of Oscar.

 

The last time PANIC IN YEAR ZERO aired on TCM was back on June 1, 2014. According to information at MovieCollector's website, it's aired four times. 

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DECEMBER 2016

 

1      CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

2      STAR OF THE MONTH MYRNA LOY

3      EARLY SIRK

4      KINGS OF ISRAEL

5      90TH ANNIVERSARY OF VITAPHONE

6      SPOTLIGHT: THE GOLDEN YEARS

7      75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PEARL HARBOR

8      BASED ON TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

9      STAR OF THE MONTH MYRNA LOY

10    STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

11    STARRING JUDY DAVIS

12    CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

13    SPOTLIGHT: THE GOLDEN YEARS

14    TREACHEROUS SPOUSES

15    CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

16    STAR OF THE MONTH MYRNA LOY

17    RELIGIOUS FAVORITES

18    DICKENS MUSICAL DOUBLE FEATURE

19    GUEST PROGRAMMER AMY HECKERLING

20   SPOTLIGHT: THE GOLDEN YEARS

21   TREASURES FROM THE DISNEY VAULT

22   CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

23   STAR OF THE MONTH MYRNA LOY

24   ROBERT OSBORNE’S CHRISTMAS EVE PICKS

25   CAPRA VS. STURGES

26   LAST MAN STANDING

27   SPOTLIGHT: THE GOLDEN YEARS

28   STARRING ROLAND YOUNG

29   IN MEMORIAM

30   STAR OF THE MONTH MYRNA LOY

31   NEW YEAR’S EVE

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j-a-n-u-a-r-y    2-0-1-7

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1      hitchcock happy new year

2      based on john steinbeck

3      spotlight: stars behind bars

4      quadruple threats

5      star of the month jane wyman

6      vanessa redgrave

7      on the road

8      woody allen double feature

9      movie night menus

10    spotlight: stars behind bars

11    edward hopper on film

12    star of the month jane wyman

13    a night with cleopatra

14    warren oates

15    alexander mackendrick

16    civil rights documentaries

17    spotlight: stars behind bars

18    guest programmer damien chazelle

19    star of the month jane wyman

20   the saint marathon

21   dana andrews

22   pink panther double feature

23   james mason in the 40s

24   spotlight: stars behind bars

25   robert osborne's picks

26   star of the month jane wyman

27   debbie reynolds memorial tribute

28   SAG life achievement: lily tomlin

29   civil war families

30   classic las vegas

31   spotlight: stars behind bars

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f-e-b-r-u-a-r-y    2-0-1-7

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31 days of oscar a-z

1      a

2      a - b

3      b - c

4      c

5      c

6      c - d

7      d - f

8      f

9      g

10    g

11    g - h

12    h - i

13    i - k

14    k - l

15    l - m

16    m

17    m

18    m - n

19    n - p

20   p

21   p - r

22   r - s

23   s

24   s

25   s - t

26   t

27   t

28   t

 

m-a-r-c-h    2-0-1-7

1     t - v

2     v - w

3     w - z

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m-a-r-c-h      2-0-1-7


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4      barbara harris


5      twists and turns


6      star of the month richard burton


7      star of the month richard burton


8      star of the month richard burton


9      star of the month richard burton


10    star of the month richard burton


11    wwii italy


12    dorothy dandridge


13    directed by philip leacock


14    guest programmer michael connelly


15    the nitrate picture show


16    treasures from the disney vault


17    st. patrick's day


18    robert osborne memorial tribute


19    robert osborne memorial tribute


20   spotlight: march malice


21   spotlight: march malice


22   spotlight: march malice


23   spotlight: march malice


24   spotlightmarch malice


25   spotlight: march malice


26   directed by paul newman 


27   kathryn grayson


28   robert osborne's picks


29   based on guy de maupassant


30   african-american independents


31   dan duryea


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a-p-r-i-l      2-0-1-7


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1      april fools



2      brainwashed



3      faye dunaway




4      star of the month character actors


5      zsa zsa gabor tribute


6      star of the month character actors


7      spotlight: post-war melodramas


8      written and directed by nunnally johnson


9      rare animation


10    robert osborne's picks


11    star of the month character actors


12    frankie & annette


13    star of the month character actors


14    spotlight: post-war melodramas


15    easter bunnies


16    passion of the christ


17    guest programmer william daniels


18    star of the month character actors


19    claude rains in the 30s


20   star of the month character actors


21   spotlight: post-war melodramas


22   u-boats


23   thinly veiled bios


24   barbra streisand's 75th birthday


25   star of the month character actors


26   cinematography by haskell wexler


27   star of the month character actors


28   spotlight: post-war melodramas


29   this is a stick up!


30   nuns and priests


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m-a-y      2-0-1-7

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1      danielle darrieux's 100th birthday tribute

2      star of the month clark gable

3      james whitmore

4      spotlight: creature features

5      cinematography by vilmos zsigmond

6      essentials: kirk douglas

7      multiple personalities

8      cattle drives

9      star of the month clark gable

10    model behavior

11    spotlight: creature features

12    spotlight: 1967

13    essentials: jo van fleet

14    mother's day

15    brotherly love

16    star of the month clark gable

17    frances dee

18    spotlight: creature features

19    spotlight: 1967

20   essentials: a night in buenos aires

21    journalists abroad

22   grand dame guignol

23   star of the month clark gable

24   guest programmer: backlot viewer picks

25   spotlight: creature features

26   memorial day marathon

27   memorial day marathon

28   memorial day marathon

29   memorial day marathon

30   star of the month clark gable

31   directed by delbert mann

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1      spotlight: gay hollywood

2      treasures from the disney vault

3      essentials: station stories

4      juvenile academy award winners

5      star of the month audrey hepburn

6      directed by edgar g. ulmer

7      guest programmer billy bob thornton

8      spotlight: gay hollywood

9      european vacation

10    essentials: score by miklos rosza

11    oregon adventures

12    star of the month audrey hepburn

13    marlene dietrich

14    powell & pressburger

15    spotlight: gay hollywood

16    european vacation

17    essentials: phillip marlowe

18    happy father's day

19    star of the month audrey hepburn

20   louis wolheim

21    cult classics

22   spotlight: gay hollywood

23   european vacation

24   essentials: eyewitness

25   mark stevens double feature

26   star of the month audrey hepburn

27   james caan

28   epic westerns

29   spotlight: gay hollywood

30   european vacation

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