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TCM Programming Challenge #30 -- Risky Business (Challenges)

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Fantastic first schedule Bogie!! 

 

I loved the department store and the rags to riches to rags themes.  I'm also intrigued by the day of Mexican border films and the Southern films.

 

The Canadian substitutions were hilarious and I also loved the inclusion of Stagecoach in your Friday Night Spotlight on road films. 

 

Great job! I'm only hoping my schedule will be worthy of being in company with this one. 

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LP's Schedule

 

---------------------------SUNDAY JUNE 4, 2017-----------------------------

 

BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER: MY FIRST TALKIE

6:00am Anna Christie (1930) Greta Garbo & Charles Bickford, dir Clarence Brown MGM 89min (p/s)

7:30am The Show of Shows (1929) HB Warner & Mary Astor, dir John G Adolfi WB 128min (p/s)

9:45am Sunny Side Up (1929) Janet Gaynor & Charles Farrell, dir David Butler FOX 121min (p/s)

12:00pm Blackmail (1929) Anny Ondra & John Longden, dir Alfred Hitchcock BIP 85min (p/s)

1:30pm SHORT: Unaccustomed As We Are (1929) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir Lewis R Foster, Hal Roach 21min

2:00pm Ladies Love Brutes (1930) Mary Astor & Fredric March, dir Rowland V Lee, Paramount 80min PREMIERE

3:30pm Interference (1928) William Powell & Evelyn Brent, dir Lothar Mendes & Roy Pomeroy, Paramount 84min EXEMPT PREMIERE (Public Domain)

5:00pm Bulldog Drummond (1929) Ronald Coleman & Claud Allister, dir F Richard Jones, Goldwyn 90min EXEMPT PREMIERE (Public Domain)

6:30pm The Donovan Affair (1929) Jack Holt & Dorothy Revier, dir Frank Capra, Columbia 83min PREMIERE

 

SHAKESPEARE WITH A TWIST

8:00pm The Boys from Syracuse (1940) Allan Jones & Martha Raye, dir A Edward Sutherland, Universal 73min PREMIERE

9:15pm Forbidden Planet (1956) Walter Pigeon & Anne Francis, dir Fred M Wilcox MGM 98min (p/s)

11:00pm SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: The Taming of the Shrew (1929) Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks, dir Sam Taylor UA 63min EXEMPT PREMIERE

12:15am TCM IMPORTS: Otello (1986) Placido Domingo & Katia Ricciarelli, dir Franco Zeffirelli, Cannon City Productions 118min EXEMPT PREMIERE

2:15am All Night Long (1962) Patrick McGoohan & Keith Mitchell, dir Basil Dearden RANK 91min (p/s)

 

-----------------------------MONDAY JUNE 5, 2017---------------------------

 

MARX BROTHERS QUOTE DAY

…because you can’t stop after just one!

 

“Don’t drink that poison—it’s $4 an ounce!”

– Groucho in A DAY AT THE RACES

JUST A PINCH OF CYANIDE!

4:00am Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Cary Grant & Raymond Massey, dir Frank Capra, Columbia 119min (p/s)

6:00am Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Alec Guinness & Dennis Price, dir Robert Hamer, Ealing 106min (p/s)

8:00am A New Leaf (1971) Walter Matthau & Elaine May, dir Elaine May, Paramount 102min (p/s)

 

 “Telephone? This is 1870. Don Ameche hasn’t invented the telephone yet.”

Groucho in GO WEST

DON AMECHE’S BIOPICS

9:45am The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) Don Ameche & Loretta Young, dir Irving Cummings FOX 98min (p/s)

11:30am Swanee River (1940) Don Ameche & Andrea Leeds, dir Sidney Lanfield FOX 84min PREMIERE

 

“Well, all the jokes can’t be good—you gotta expect that once in a while.”

—Groucho in ANIMAL CRACKERS

“FUNNY” TITLES

1:00pm Kiss and Make-Up (1934) Cary Grant & Helen Mack, dir Harlan Thompson, Paramount 78min EXEMPT PREMIERE (PUBLIC DOMAIN)

2:30pm Your Past is Showing (1957) Terry-Thomas & Peter Sellers, dir Mario Zampi, Rank 91min (p/s)

 

CHICO: “I can’t think of the finish!”

GROUCHO: “That’s funny, I can’t think of anything else.”

—ANIMAL CRACKERS 

BASED ON UNFINISHED NOVELS

4:15pm Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) Claude Rains & David Manners, dir Stuart Walker, Universal 87min (p/s)

5:45pm The Last Tycoon (1976) Robert De Niro & Tony Curtis, dir Elia Kazan, Paramount 123min PREMIERE

 

Challenge 2:  Funny Business

 “Alright, I tell you. Monday, we watch-a Firefly's house, but he no come out. He wasn't home. Tuesday, we go to the ball game, but he fool us: he no show up. Wednesday, he go to the ball game, but we fool him: we no show up. Thursday was a double-header: nobody show up. Friday, it rained all day. There was-a no ball game. So we stay home and we listen to it on-a the radio.”

–Chico in DUCK SOUP
BASEBALL COMEDIES

8:00pm Damn Yankees (1958) Ray Walston & Gwen Verdon, dir George Abbott & Stanley Donen WB 111min FB-EXEMPT PREMIERE

10:00pm The Naughty Nineties (1945) Bud Abbott & Lou Costello, dir Jean Yarbrough, Universal 76min FB-EXEMPT PREMIERE

11:30pm Take Me Out To the Ball Game (1949) Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra, dir Busby Berkeley MGM 93min (p/s)

1:15am Alibi Ike (1935) Joe E Brown & Olivia de Havilland, dir Ray Enright WB 72min (p/s)

2:30am The Great American Pastime (1956) Tom Ewell & Anne Francis, dir Herman Hoffman MGM 90min (p/s)

4:00am Elmer the Great (1933) Joe E Brown & Patricia Ellis, dir Mervyn LeRoy WB 72min (p/s)

 

------------------------------TUESDAY JUNE 6, 2017---------------------------------------

 

In Honor of D-Day…

I ESCAPED FROM A PRISON CAMP

5:15am The Colditz Story (1955) John Mills & Eric Portman, dir Guy Hamilton, British Lion Films 94min (p/s)

7:00am The Wooden Horse (1950) Leo Genn & David Tomlinson, dir Jack Lee, London Films 101min (p/s)

8:45am The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Alec Guinness & William Holden, dir David Lean, Columbia 161min (p/s)

11:30am Night Train to Munich (1940) Margaret Lockwood & Rex Harrison, dir Carol Reed FOX 90min (p/s)

1:00pm The Great Escape (1963) Richard Attenborough & Steve McQueen, dir John Sturges UA 172min (p/s)

4:00pm Stalag 17 (1953) William Holden & Peter Graves, dir Billy Wilder, Paramount 120min (p/s)

6:00pm La Grande Illusion (1937) Jean Gabin & Dita Parlo, dir Jean Renoir RAC 114min (p/s)

 

Challenge 4:  30th Challenge

1930s GUEST PROGRAMMER: FLASH GORDON

8:00pm Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher, dir George Lucas FOX 121min 30-EXEMPT PREMIERE

10:15pm The Reluctant Astronaut (1967) Don Knotts & Leslie Nielsen, dir Edward Montagne, Universal 101min 30-EXEMPT PREMIERE

12:00am Planet of the Apes (1968) Charlton Heston & Roddy McDowall, dir Franklin J Schaffner FOX 113min (p/s)

2:00am SHORT: Duck Dodgers in the 24t½h Century (1953) Mel Blanc, dir Chuck Jones WB 7min

2:15am 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood, dir Stanley Kubrick MGM 160min (p/s)

5:00am SHORT: A Trip To the Moon (1902) Georges Melies & Francois Lallement, dir Georges Melies, Star-Film 13min

 

---------------------------------WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 2017----------------------------------

 

Happy 100th Birthday, Deano!

CELEBRATING THE DEAN MARTIN CENTENNIAL

5:15am The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) John Wayne & Dean Martin, dir Henry Hathaway, Paramount 122min (p/s)

7:30am The Caddy (1953) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, dir Norman Taurog, Paramount 95min (p/s)

9:15am Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin, dir Gordon Douglas WB 123min (p/s)

11:30am Bells Are Ringing (1960) Judy Holliday & Dean Martin, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 126min (p/s)

1:45pm How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968) Dean Martin & Stella Stevens, dir Fielder Cook, Columbia 102min PREMIERE

3:30pm Rio Bravo (1959) John Wayne & Dean Martin, dir Howard Hawks WB 141 min (p/s)

6:00pm What A Way To Go! (1964) Shirley MacLaine & Dean Martin, dir J Lee Thompson FOX 111min PREMIERE

 

Challenge #3: Show Business

SHELDON LEONARD PART I: SHELDON IN RUNYONLAND

8:00pm Money From Home (1953) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, dir George Marshall, Paramount 100min SB-EXEMPT PREMIERE

9:45pm Stop, You’re Killing Me (1952) Broderick Crawford & Claire Trevor, dir Roy Del Ruth WB 86min (p/s)

11:15pm Guys and Dolls (1955) Marlon Brando & Frank Sinatra, dir Joseph L Mankiewicz, Goldwyn 150min (p/s)

 

SHELDON LEONARD PART II: TV PRODUCER

1:45am THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW: “It May Look Like a Walnut” (1963) Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore, dir Jerry Paris, Calvada Productions/CBS 24min SB-EXEMPT PREMIERE

2:15am I SPY: “Mainly on the Plains” (1967) Robert Culp & Bill Cosby, dir David Friedkin, 3F Productions/NBC 54min SB-EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

SHELDON LEONARD PART III: “Out you two pixies go, through the door or out the window

3:15am It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart & Donna Reed, dir Frank Capra RKO 130min SB-EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

-------------------------------------THURSDAY JUNE 8, 2017----------------------------------------

 

Challenge 1:  Risky Business

SUBMARINING

5:30am Destination Tokyo (1943) Cary Grant & John Garfield, dir Delmer Daves WB 135min (p/s)

7:45am The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966) Carl Reiner & Alan Arkin, dir Norman Jewison UA 126min (p/s)

10:00am Up Periscope (1959) James Garner & Edmond O’Brien, dir Gordon Douglas WB 112min (p/s)

12:00pm Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) Walter Pidgeon & Joan Fontaine, dir Irwin Allen FOX 105min (p/s)

1:45pm 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Kirk Douglas & James Mason, dir Richard Fleischer, Disney 127min (p/s)

4:00pm Submarine (1928) Jack Holt & Dorothy Reiver, dir Frank Capra, Columbia 93min RB-EXEMPT PREMIERE

5:45pm The Hunt For Red October (1990) Sean Connery & Alec Baldwin, dir John McTiernan, Paramount 135min RB-EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

SOTM: BETTY GRABLE

8:00pm When My Baby Smiles At Me (1948) Betty Grable & Dan Dailey, dir Walter Lang FOX 98min PREMIERE

9:45pm How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Betty Grable & Marilyn Monroe, dir Jean Negulesco FOX 95min (p/s)

11:30pm How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955) Betty Grable & Robert Cummings, dir Nunnally Johnson FOX 89min PREMIERE

1:00am I Wake Up Screaming (1941) Betty Grable & Victor Mature, dir H Bruce Humberstone FOX 82min (p/s)

2:30am Down Argentine Way (1940) Don Ameche & Betty Grable, dir Irving Cummings FOX 89min (p/s)

4:00am Moon Over Miami (1941) Don Ameche & Betty Grable, dir Walter Lang FOX 91min (p/s)

 

------------------------------FRIDAY JUNE 9, 2017--------------------------------------

 

WHOSE BODY IS IT ANYWAY?

5:45am Freaky Friday (1976) Barbara Harris & Jodie Foster, dir Gary Nelson, Disney 95min (p/s)

7:30am Angel on My Shoulder (1946) Paul Muni & Anne Baxter, dir Archie Mayo UA 100min (p/s)

9:15am Wonder Man (1945) Danny Kaye & Virginia Mayo, dir. H. Bruce Humberstone RKO 98min (p/s)

11:00am Turnabout (1940) Adolphe Menjou & Carole Landis, dir Hal Roach, Hal Roach Studios 83min (p/s)

12:30pm Shaggy Dog (1959) Fred MacMurray & Tommy Kirk, dir Charles Barton, Disney 104min (p/s)

2:15pm Heaven Can Wait (1978) Warren Beatty & Julie Christie, dir Warren Beatty & Buck Henry, Paramount 101min (p/s)

4:00pm Vice Versa (1948) Anthony Newley & Roger Livesey, dir Peter Ustinov GFD 111min (p/s)

6:00pm Goodbye Charlie (1964) Tony Curtis & Debbie Reynolds, dir Vincente Minnelli FOX 116min PREMIERE

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: FILMED IN THE ALABAMA HILLS IN LONE PINE, CA

8:00pm Pollyanna (1919) Mary Pickford & Wharton James, dir Paul Powell UA 58min EXEMPT PREMIERE (Public Domain)

9:00pm Gunga Din (1939) Cary Grant & Joan Fontaine, dir George Stevens RKO 117min (p/s)

11:00pm Riders of the Purple Sage (1925) Tom Mix & Beatrice Burnham, dir Lynn Reynolds FOX 56min EXEMPT PREMIERE (Public Domain)

12:00am High Sierra (1941) Ida Lupino & Humphrey Bogart, dir Raoul Walsh WB 100min (p/s)

1:45am The Hitch-Hiker (1953) Edmond O’Brien & Frank Lovejoy, dir Ida Lupino RKO 71min (p/s)

3:00am Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) Spencer Tracy & Robert Ryan, dir John Sturges MGM 81min (p/s)

4:30am The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) Gary Cooper & Franchot Tone, dir Henry Hathaway, Paramount 109min (p/s)

 

-----------------------------------SATURDAY JUNE 10, 2017-------------------------------------

 

SONGS BY LIVINGSTON & EVANS

6:30am Houseboat (1958) Cary Grant & Sophia Loren, dir Melville Shavelson, Paramount 110min (p/s)

8:30am The Paleface (1948) Bob Hope & Jane Russell, dir Norman Z McLeod, Paramount 90min (p/s)

10:00am The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) James Stewart & Doris Day, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount 120min (p/s)

12:00am The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) Bob Hope & Marilyn Maxwell, dir Sidney Lanfield, Paramount 90min (p/s)

1:30pm Dear Heart (1964) Glenn Ford & Geraldine Page, dir Delbert Mann WB 114min (p/s)

3:30pm Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) Debbie Reynolds & Leslie Nielsen, dir Joseph Pevney, Universal 89min (p/s)

5:00pm Red Gart­ers (1954) Rosemary Clooney & Jack Carson, dir George Marshall, Paramount 90min PREMIERE

6:30pm Captain Carey, USA (1950) Alan Ladd & Wanda Hendrix, dir Mitchell Leisen, Paramount 82min PREMIERE

 

BY ANY OTHER NAME…

8:00pm THE ESSENTIALS: The Nutty Professor (1963) Jerry Lewis (Joseph Levitch) & Stella Stevens (Estelle Eggleston), dir Jerry Lewis, Paramount 107min (p/s)

10:00pm Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) Milton Berle (Mendel Berlinger) & Bert Lahr (Irving Lahrheim), dir Roy Del Ruth WB 116min (p/s)

12:00am The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Danny Kaye (David Kaminsky), Virginia Mayo (Virginia Jones) & Boris Karloff (William Pratt), dir Norman Z McLeod, Samuel Goldwyn (Szmuel Gelbfisz) 110min (p/s)

2:00am TCM UNDERGROUND: The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975) Gene Wilder (Jerome Silberman) & Madeline Kahn (Madeline Wolfson), dir Gene Wilder FOX 91min EXEMPT PREMIERE

3:45am SHORT: Bright Moments (1928) Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelski) & Mary Livingstone (Sadie Marks) WB 10min

4:00am Monkey Business (1952) Cary Grant (Archibald Leech), Ginger Rogers (Virginia McMath), & Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortensen), dir Howard Hawks FOX 97min (p/s)

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TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #30

Lonesome Polecat’s notes

 

I don't have time to go on and on like I usually do, which should be good news for you guys, but I did want to say a couple things:

1. As a HUGE Marx Brothers fan I had trouble narrowing it down to only one quote, so my solution was to make this into a whole day :)

2. Sheldon Leonard is known to movie fans as the perennial gangster, but really hit it big as a TV producer.  He also produced "The Andy Griffith Show," "Gomer Pyle USMC," "Make Room For Daddy," and many others. I included my favorite episodes of two of my favorite of the shows he produced: "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "I Spy".

3. I recently took a trip to Lone Pine, CA where there is a film museum featuring all the movies filmed in the adjacent Alabama Hills. There were so many filmed there that I knew only a Friday Night Spotlight would be able to gie a good representation. Everywhere you look you'll see those Sierras in Westerns, Noirs, Adventures, and sometimes Musicals too. If you're ever visiting Yosemite or Death Valley, pop into this museum. It's quite interesting.

4. Livingston and Evans wrote many a hit song, including "Mona Lisa", "Buttons and Bows", "Que Sera Sera", and my favorite Christmas song "Silver Bells." Mostly these movies feature their Oscar winners or nominees.

5. My last block of films features actors whose real names are crazy or at least very different from their screen name. This is born out of a hobby of mine, which is to look up actors' real names while watching movies they are in.I didn't include one of my favorite crazy names: Joan Crawford's real name is Lucille LeSoeur.

6. Finally, a great big thank you to the Great Waldo Lydecker for hosting the challenge :D

 

 

WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2017

SOTM: Betty Grable

THE ESSENTIALS: The Nutty Professor (1963)

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: The Taming of the Shrew (1929)

TCM IMPORTS: Otello (1986)

FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: Filmed in the Alabama Hills of Lone Pine, CA

TCM UNDERGROUND: The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975)

 

CHALLENGES:

  1. RISKY BUSINESS: Sumbarines
  2. FUNNY BUSINESS: Baseball Comedies
  3. SHOW BUSINESS: Sheldon Leonard
  4. 30s GUEST PROGRAMMER: Flash Gordon

 

PREMIERES:

  1. The Boys from Syracuse (1940)
  2. Captain Carey, USA (1950)
  3. Goodbye Charlie (1964)
  4. The Donovan Affair (1929)
  5. How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955)
  6. How To Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968)
  7. Ladies Love Brutes (1930)
  8. The Last Tycoon (1976)
  9. Red Gart­ers (1954)
  10. Swanee River (1940)
  11. What A Way To Go! (1964)
  12. When My Baby Smiles At Me (1948)

 

EXEMPT PREMIERES:

  1. Bulldog Drummond (1929)
  2. Damn Yankees (1958)
  3. The Hunt For Red October (1990)
  4. Interference (1928)
  5. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  6. Kiss and Make-Up (1934)
  7. The Naughty Nineties (1945)
  8. Pollyanna (1919)
  9. The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
  10. Riders of the Purple Sage (1925)
  11. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
  12. Submarine (1928)

 

TV SHOW PREMIERES:

  1. THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW: “It May Look Like a Walnut” (1963)
  2. I SPY: “Mainly on the Plains” (1967)

 

BREAKDOWN:

1900s - 1

1910s - 1

1920s - 11

1930s - 10

1940s - 21

1950s - 28

1960s - 17

1970s - 6

1980s - 1

1990s - 1

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LP:

 

What a fabulous schedule.  Love Submariners, your DAY of Marx Brothers Quotes  and, you were reading my mind, Sheldon Leonard was one of the first folks who I thought of when I came up with the "Show Business" Challenge. I am a huge fan of his work as a producer and as an actor.  "My First Talkie" is such fun (wish TCM would do this) as is "Filmed in the Alabama Hills."  I think Flash Gordon is an inspired 1930's GP and I'm glad you have given Dean Martin a much deserved 100th BD pat on the back  --  I think he's always been underrated as an actor.  As always, an incredible job.

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Wow.  Great schedule, Lonesome.  Fitting in Deano's 100th and a D-Day salute in the same week is a treat.  And the Marx Bros. inspired hits just keep on coming: poison, unfinished books, etc.  Fabulous.

If I ever do another I shall have to pay some attention to films in the public domain.  You've chosen some gems.

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Great schedule LP! 

 

I came thisclose to selecting Dean Martin to do a 100th birthday tribute too, but I didn't.  I <3 Dean Martin too.  I'm happy you chose Bells Are Ringing, that's one of my favorites.  I'm also happy to see What a Way to Go! is included.  That is a really fun movie and I hope TCM will show it some day.  I own the DVD, so it's not like it isn't available.  TCM should pony up some money and schedule it. 

 

I <3 Betty Grable.

 

I also liked the "Whose body is it anyway?" That made me laugh.

 

The day of Marx Brothers quotes was awesome and I'm glad you didn't choose my quote.

 

I also liked the day of Sheldon Leonard.  

 

The Friday Night Spotlight was also a great idea.

 

Great job!

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If I ever do another I shall have to pay some attention to films in the public domain.  You've chosen some gems.

And, speaking of films from untapped resources like the public domain, I am reminded by a learned member of the Message Boards (lest we forget) that TCM has also shown some films from "Poverty Row" Studios like Monogram, Republic and PRC (Producers Releasing Corporation) which can, as desired, be used in your schedules.  

 

Two great schedules.  I look for more to come!

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I love your wonderful schedule very much, LonesomePolecat!

 

Sheldon Leonard is excellent example of good actor who failed to come to be popular until he moved to television. I did like him as thug in several movies and wish he could have done many more.

 

I must believe that your selection of: Flash Gordon as: Guest Programmer must be excellent as I had chosen him also but with far different movies!

 

"Whose Body is it anyway?" is stunning theme! I love it very much!

 

You have included many of my favorite movies!

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I am sorry to say that I have much less now than before.

 

I discovered that actor I choose for: Show Business challenge had roles in television from beginning of career. 

 

I thought to use: Flash Gordon as: Guest Programmer but now I must find different one.

 

I forgot: Friday Night Spotlight and theme I choose for that night is date-specific and is not appropriate for other Fridays in month.

 

I had five nights with sketch of sixth. I have now two nights.

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I've got mine all done.  I've just got to type it up and write up my notes.  I'll try to post it tomorrow! 

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Great schedule LP! 

 

I also liked the "Whose body is it anyway?" That made me laugh.

 

 

Yes, I forgot to mention that I thought "Whose body is it anyway?" was a hysterically funny theme.  I had no idea there were so many (and there are probably more) "in and out of body" films!

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SPEEDRACER 5'S SCHEDULE FOR MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2017

 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

 

Daytime Theme: Mary Tyler Moore

 

6:00am THOUROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (1967) Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing. Dir. George Roy Hill. Universal. 138 mins. (p/s).

 

8:30am CHANGE OF HABIT (1969) Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair. Dir. William Graham. Universal. 93 mins. (premiere #1).

 

10:15am WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT FEELING GOOD? (1968) George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Dom DeLuise. Dir. George Seaton. Universal. 94 mins. (premiere #2).

 

12:00pm ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980) Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton. Dir. Robert Redford. Paramount. 124 mins. (p/s).

 

Daytime Theme: Errol Flynn: Sans Mustache

 

 

2:15pm CAPTAIN BLOOD (1935) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 119 mins. (p/s).

 

4:15pm THE SISTERS (1938) Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise. Dir. Anatole Litvak. Warner Brothers. 95 mins. (p/s).

 

6:00pm EDGE OF DARKNESS (1943) Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston. Dir. Lewis Milestone. Warner Brothers. 118 mins. (p/s).

 

Primetime Theme: Audrey Hepburn in Paris

 

 

8:00pm HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach. Dir. William Wyler. Fox. 127 mins. (p/s).

 

10:15pm FUNNY FACE (1957) Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson. Dir. Stanley Donen. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s).

 

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT

 

12:00am 7TH HEAVEN (1927) Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard. Dir. Frank Borzage. Fox. 118 mins. (premiere- Exempt).

 

TCM IMPORTS

 

 

2:00am LE BETE HUMAINE (1938) Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux. Dir. Jean Renoir. Paris Film. 100 mins. (p/s).

 

3:45am LA GRANDE ILLUSION (1937) Jean Gabin, Erich von Stroheim, Dita Parlo. Dir. Jean Renoir. Realisations d'Art Cinematographique. 114 mins. (p/s).

 

5:45am THE TIN MAN (1935) Short. 15 mins.

 

 

Monday, May 29, 2017

 

Daytime Theme: Seeing Red

 

 

6:00am RED DUST (1932) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond. Dir. Victor Fleming. MGM. 83 mins. (p/s).

 

7:30am THE BRIDE WORE RED (1937) Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young. Dir. Dorothy Arzner. MGM. 100 mins. (p/s).

 

9:15am THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING (1955) Ray Milland, Joan Collins, Farley Granger. Dir. Richard Fleischer. Fox. 108 mins. (premiere #3).

 

Daytime Theme: Challenge #2 Funny Business: Lobotomies

 

QUINCY ADAMS WAGSTAFF [to Baravelli] "You've got the brain of a four-year-old boy, and I bet he was glad to get rid of it."

 

-Quote from "Horse Feathers"

 

11:15am SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1959) Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift. Dir. Joseph Mankiewicz. Columbia. 112 mins. (p/s).

 

1:15pm FRANCES (1982) Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Kim Stanley. Dir. Graeme Clifford. Columbia. 140 mins. (p/s).

 

3:45pm PLANET OF THE APES (1968) Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter. Dir. Franklin Schaffner. Fox. 112 mins. (p/s).

 

5:45pm ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield. Dir. Milos Forman. United Artists. 134 mins. (p/s).

 

Primetime Challenge #1, Risky Business: Private Eyes

 

 

8:00pm LADY IN THE LAKE (1947) Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan. Dir. Robert Montgomery. MGM. 103 mins. (p/s).

 

10:00pm OUT OF THE PAST (1947) Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. Dir. Jacques Tourneur. RKO. 95 mins. (p/s).

 

11:45pm WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? (1988) Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Disney. 104 mins. (p/s)

 

1:30am HARPER (1966) Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris. Dir. Jack Smight. Warner Brothers. 121 mins. (p/s).

 

3:45am CHINATOWN (1974) Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Perry Lopez. Dir. Roman Polanski. Paramount. 131 mins. (p/s).

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Howard Hawks!

 

 

6:00am FIG LEAVES (1926) George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver. Dir. Howard Hawks. Fox. 70 mins. (premiere #4).

 

7:15am THE CROWD ROARS (1932) James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak. Dir. Howard Hawks. Warner Brothers. 85 mins. (p/s).

 

8:45am ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939) Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Richard Barthelmess. Dir. Howard Hawks. Columbia. 119 mins. (p/s).

 

10:45am RED RIVER (1948) John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru. Dir. Howard Hawks. United Artists. 126 mins. (p/s).

 

1:00pm THE BIG SLEEP (1946) Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely. Dir. Howard Hawks. Warner Brothers. 113 mins. (p/s).

 

Daytime Theme: Nancy Drew, Girl Detective

 

 

3:00pm NANCY DREW, DETECTIVE (1938) Bonita Granville, John Litel, James Stephensen. Dir. William Clemens. Warner Brothers. 60 mins. (p/s).

 

4:00pm NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE (1939) Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas, John Litel. Dir. William Clemens. Warner Brothers. 78 mins. (p/s).

 

5:30pm NANCY DREW, REPORTER (1939) Bonita Granville, John Litel, Frank Thomas, Jr. Dir. William Clemens. Warner Brothers. 65 mins. (p/s).

 

6:45pm NANCY DREW...TROUBLE SHOOTER (1939) Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas, John Litel. Dir. William Clemens. Warner Brothers. 70 mins. (p/s).

 

Primetime Theme, Challenge #4- 1930s Guest Programmer: Nancy Drew

 

 

8:00pm THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George. Dir. John Huston. Warner Brothers. 100 mins. (p/s).

 

9:45pm MARA MARU (1952) Errol Flynn, Ruth Roman, Raymond Burr. Dir. Gordon Douglas. Warner Brothers. 98 mins. (p/s).

 

11:30pm HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. Dir. Howard Hawks. Columbia. 92 mins. (p/s).

 

1:15am SWING TIME (1936) Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore. Dir. George Stevens. RKO. 103 mins. (p/s).

 

3:00am NATIONAL VELVET (1945) Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor. Dir. Clarence Brown. MGM. 123 mins. (p/s).

 

5:15am MGM IS ON THE MOVE! (1964) 36 mins. Short.

 

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

 

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Don Ameche!

 

 

6:00am ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND (1938) Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche. Dir. Henry King. Fox. 106 mins. (p/s).

 

8:00am MIDNIGHT (1939) Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore. Dir. Mitchell Leisen. Paramount. 94 mins. (p/s).

 

9:45am LILLIAN RUSSELL (1940) Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda. Dir. Irving Cummings. Fox. 127 mins. (premiere #5).

 

12:00pm HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943) Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn. Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. Fox. 112 mins. (p/s).

 

 

Daytime Theme: Can't See The Forest For The Trees

 

 

2:00pm MAN OF THE FOREST (1933) Randolph Scott, Verna Hillie, Harry Carey. Dir. Henry Hathaway. Paramount. 63 mins. (premiere #6).

 

3:15pm THE PETRIFIED FOREST (1936) Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart. Dir. Archie Mayo. Warner Brothers. 83 mins. (p/s).

 

4:45pm THE FOREST RANGERS (1942) Fred MacMurray, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward. Dir. George Marshall. Paramount. 85 mins. (premiere #7).

 

6:15pm BEYOND THE FOREST (1949) Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian. Dir. King Vidor. Warner Brothers. 95 mins. (premiere #8).

 

Primetime Theme: Challenge #3, Show Business: Eddie Albert

 

 

8:00pm ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953) Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert. Dir. William Wyler. Paramount. 118 mins. (p/s).

 

10:00pm GREEN ACRES "I Didn't Raise My Pig to be a Soldier." (1966) Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester. Dir. Richard L. Bare. Filmways Television. 30 mins. (SB-Exempt).

 

10:30pm GREEN ACRES "Music to Milk By." (1967) Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester. Richard L. Bare. Filmways Television. 30 mins. (SB-Exempt).

 

11:00pm THE FULLER BRUSH GIRL (1950) Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert, Carl Benton Reid. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Columbia. 85 mins. (p/s).

 

12:30am THE SUN ALSO RISES (1957) Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn. Dir. Henry King. Fox. 129 mins. (p/s).

 

2:45am THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN (1958) Errol Flynn, Juliette Greco, Eddie Albert. Dir. John Huston. Fox. 130 mins. (premiere-SB Exempt).

 

5:00am TREAT 'EM ROUGH (1942) Eddie Albert, Peggy Moran, William Frawley. Dir. Ray Taylor. Universal. 59 mins. (premiere-SB Exempt).

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

 

Daytime Theme: Clark & Jean & Carole & Bill

 

 

6:00am SARATOGA (1937) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore. Dir. Jack Conway. MGM. 94 mins. (p/s).

 

7:45am NO MAN OF HER OWN (1932) Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Dorothy Mackaill. Dir. Wesley Ruggles. Paramount. 75 mins. (p/s).

 

9:00am MY MAN GODFREY (1936) William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady. Dir. Gregory La Cava. Universal. 94 mins. (p/s).

 

10:45am LIBELED LADY (1936) Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy. Dir. Jack Conway. MGM. 98 mins. (p/s).

 

12:30pm MANHATTAN MELODRAMA (1934) Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy. Dir. WS Van Dyke. MGM. 93 mins. (p/s).

 

2:15pm CRUISE OF THE ZACA (1952). Errol Flynn. Short. 17 mins.

 

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday, Andy Griffith!

 

 

2:45 ANGEL IN MY POCKET (1969) Andy Griffith, Jerry Van Dyke, Kay Medford. Dir. Alan Rafkin. Universal. 105 mins. (p/s).

 

4:30pm A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957) Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa. Dir. Elia Kazan. Warner Brothers. 125 mins. (p/s).

 

6:30pm THE SECOND TIME AROUND (1961) Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Fox. 99 mins. (p/s).

 

Primetime Theme, Star of the Month: Marilyn Monroe

 

8:00pm NIAGARA (1953) Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters. Dir. Henry Hathaway. Fox. 88 mins. (p/s).

 

9:30pm DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952) Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft. Fox. 76 mins. (p/s).

 

11:00pm WE'RE NOT MARRIED (1952) Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen, Marilyn Monroe. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Fox. 85 mins. (premiere #9).

 

12:30am LET'S MAKE IT LEGAL (1951) Claudette Colbert, MacDonald Carey, Zachary Scott. Dir. Richard Sale. Fox. 79 mins. (premiere #10).

 

2:00am MONKEY BUSINESS (1952) Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe. Dir. Howard Hawks. Fox. 97 mins. (p/s).

 

3:45am ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders. Dir. Joseph Mankiewicz. Fox. 138 mins. (p/s).

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

 

Daytime Theme: Gender Bending

 

 

6:15am SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. Dir. Billy Wilder. United Artists. 120 mins. (p/s)

 

8:15am VICTOR/VICTORIA (1982) Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston. Dir. Blake Edwards. MGM. 133 mins. (p/s).

 

10:30am TOOTSIE (1982) Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Dabney Coleman. Dir. Sydney Pollack. Sony. 119 mins. (p/s).

 

12:30pm CHARLEY'S AUNT (1941) Jack Benny, Kay Francis, James Ellison. Dir. Archie Mayo & Aaron Rosenberg. Fox. 80 mins. (premiere #11).

 

Daytime Theme: Office Drama

 

 

2:00pm HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (1967) Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee. Dir. David Swift. United Artists. 119 mins. (p/s).

 

4:00pm THE APARTMENT (1960) Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray. Dir. Billy Wilder. United Artists. 124 mins. (p/s).

 

6:15pm EXECUTIVE SUITE (1954) William Holden, June Allyson, Barbara Stanwyck. Dir. Robert Wise. MGM. 103 mins. (p/s).

 

Primetime Theme, Friday Night Spotlight: Costumes by Edith Head

 

 

8:00pm TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s).

 

9:45pm NOTORIOUS (1946) Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. RKO. 101 mins. (p/s).

 

11:30pm REAR WINDOW (1954) James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 112 mins. (p/s).

 

1:30am VERTIGO (1958) James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 120 mins. (p/s).

 

3:30am THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956) James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 120 mins. (p/s).

 

5:30am THE PRISONER OF SWING (1938) short. 22 mins

 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

 

Daytime Theme: Cruise Ship Life

 

 

6:00am MONKEY BUSINESS (1931) Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx. Dir. Norman McLeod. Paramount. 77 mins. (p/s).

 

7:30am FORBIDDEN (1932) Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy. Dir. Frank Capra. Columbia. 83 mins. (p/s).

 

9:00am NOW, VOYAGER (1942) Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Dir. Irving Rapper. Warner Brothers. 117 mins. (p/s).

 

11:00am ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS (1948) Jack Carson, Janis Page, Doris Day. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 97 mins. (p/s).

 

12:45pm LOVE AFFAIR (1939) Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya. Dir. Leo McCarey. RKO. 87 mins. (p/s)

 

2:15pm AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (1957) Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning. Dir. Leo McCarey. Fox. 114 mins. (p/s).

 

4:15pm TITANIC (1953) Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner. Dir. Jean Negulesco. Fox. 97 mins. (p/s).

 

6:00pm THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972) Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons. Dir. Ronald Neame. Fox. 117 mins. (p/s).

 

Primetime Theme, The Essentials: Preston Sturges

 

 

8:00pm THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942) Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor. Dir. Preston Sturges. Paramount. 88 mins. (p/s).

 

9:30pm SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1942) Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick. Dir. Preston Sturges. Paramount. 90 mins. (p/s).

 

11:00pm THE BEAUTIFUL BLONDE FROM BASHFUL BEND (1949) Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallee. Dir. Preston Sturges. Fox. 76 mins. (premiere #12).

 

12:30am THE GREAT MCGINTY (1940) Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff. Dir. Preston Sturges. Paramount. 83 mins. (p/s).

 

TCM Underground: Roller Disco Cinema

 

 

2:00am XANADU (1980) Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, Gene Kelly. Dir. Robert Greenwald. Universal. 96 mins. (premiere- Exempt).

 

3:45am SKATETOWN, USA (1979) Scott Baio, Maureen McCormick, Patrick Swayze. Dir. William Levey. Columbia. 98 mins. (premiere- Exempt).

 

5:30am THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TUPPERWARE (1959) short. 29 mins.

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WEEK OF MAY 28, 2017 to JUNE 3, 2017

 

SOTM: Marilyn Monroe

THE ESSENTIALS: The Palm Beach Story (1942) 

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: 7th Heaven (1927)

TCM IMPORTS: Le Bete Humaine (1938) & La Grande Illusion (1937)

FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: Costumes By Edith Head

TCM UNDERGROUND: Xanadu (1980) & Skatetown, USA (1979)

 

CHALLENGES:

RISKY BUSINESS: Private Detectives

FUNNY BUSINESS: Lobotomies

SHOW BUSINESS: Eddie Albert

30s GUEST PROGRAMMER: Nancy Drew

 

PREMIERES:

Change of Habit (1969)

What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

Fig Leaves (1926)

Lillian Russell (1940)

Man of the Forest (1933) 

The Forest Rangers (1942)

Beyond the Forest (1949)

We're Not Married (1952)

Let's Make it Legal (1951)

Charley's Aunt (1941)

The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend (1949) 

 

EXEMPT PREMIERES:

The Roots of Heaven (1958)

Treat 'Em Rough (1942)

7th Heaven (1927)

Xanadu (1980)

Skatetown, USA (1979) 

 

TV SHOW PREMIERES:

Green Acres, "I Didn't Raise My Pig to be a Soldier," and "Music to Milk By." 

 

BREAKDOWN:

 

1920s - 2

1930s - 27

1940s - 21

1950s - 25

1960s - 13

1970s - 4

1980s - 6

 

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She can turn the world on with her smile.  On Sunday morning, we're saluting seven-time Emmy winner, Mary Tyler Moore.  We're featuring three films that she made after her starring role on The Dick Van Dyke Show ended but before her landmark series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show began.  We're including two premieres: What's So Bad About Feeling Good? and a movie she made with Elvis Presley, Change of Habit.  Rumor has it that Mary is the only co-star that Elvis didn't sleep with.  In the afternoon, we're featuring three films starring cinema's most famous pencil-mustached swashbuckler, Errol Flynn... except, oops! Flynn's trademark mustache is missing! During Primetime, we're featuring a double feature of films starring Audrey Hepburn against a backdrop of Paris.  Our Sunday Silent Night feature is 7th Heaven, which also takes place in Paris and is a premiere for TCM.  We conclude our evening with our TCM Imports series.  This week, we're featuring two films by famous French director, Jean Renoir.  

 

Monday morning, we're seeing red with a triple feature of red titled films, including the premiere of The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing.  In the afternoon, we're featuring a series of films of people being threatened with or subjected to lobotomies--including the grand daddy of all lobotomy films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  In the evening, we're following private detectives as they try to solve crime.  

 

Howard Hawks' birthday is Tuesday morning.  To celebrate, we're featuring a morning of his films, including the premiere of his 1926 film, Fig Leaves.  During the afternoon, we're featuring all four Nancy Drew films starring Bonita Granville.  This 'Nancy' marathon leads up to our Guest Programmer, everyone's favorite teenaged detective, Nancy Drew.  Miss Drew, a lady of many talents, joins us tonight for a block of some of her favorite films.  Primarily being interested in solving mysteries, Nancy selected The Maltese Falcon, featuring the ultimate detective, Sam Spade.  Next up is Mara Maru, starring Errol Flynn.  This film features a diver who regularly scuba dives looking for treasure.  Nancy is very interested in skin diving, a skill she put to use when she solved "The Bungalow Mystery" (Nancy Drew #3).  Also being interested in reporting, Nancy selected His Girl Friday as she likes how Rosalind Russell won't take no for an answer and will do anything it takes to get her story.  While Nancy isn't a reporter (yet), she idolizes Russell's tenacity and emulates it when solving her own mysteries.  Nancy also loves to dance and admires Ginger Rogers' dancing ability.  It has been said that Nancy herself is almost as good a dancer as Ginger.  Tonight, Nancy selected the Astaire/Rogers classic, Swing Time to showcase her dancing idol's skill.  Finally, Nancy is also an accomplished horsewoman, a skill that came in handy when solving "Secret at Shadow Ranch" (Nancy Drew #5).  Since she loves horses so much, she decided to conclude her programming block with National Velvet.  

 

Wednesday morning, we're celebrating Don Ameche's birthday.  We're featuring four Ameche films, including the premiere of Lillian Russell.  In the afternoon, we're featuring a series of Forest-titled films, including the premiere of three "Forest films," Man of the Forest, The Forest Rangers and Beyond the Forest.  In the evening, we're saluting underrated supporting actor, Eddie Albert.  Though better known as "Oli-var" Douglas, Albert had a very prolific film career prior to hanging up his legal briefs and moving to Hooterville. We're also showcasing two episodes of "Green Acres" including the hilarious "I Didn't Raise My Pig to be a Solider." This episode showcases Green Acres superstar, Arnold the pig.  Arnold's parents, the Ziffels, go on a second honeymoon.  They leave Arnold in care of the Douglases.  While in care of Oliver and Lisa, Arnold receives a draft notice from the government.  Oliver tries to convince the government that Arnold isn't a person, he's a pig and thus doesn't need to report to the draft board, but to no avail.  In the second episode, "Music to Milk By," farmhand Eb becomes obsessed with a Pixely radio contest.  To win, Eb must identify all the songs played on the radio--a task that becomes harder when Eleanor the cow eats the radio.  During our salute to Eddie Albert, we're showcasing two premieres:The Roots of Heaven and Treat 'Em Rough.

 

Thursday morning, we're featuring everyone's favorite four sided triangle of the 1930s--Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard and William (Bill) Powell.  This morning, we're showcasing films starring different combinations of these four stars. Clark Gable and William Powell were best friends. Gable dated Jean Harlow. Powell was married to Carole Lombard. Powell and Lombard divorced. Gable and Harlow broke up. Lombard and Gable hooked up and eventually married.  Powell and Harlow began dating.  They were apparently engaged, but unfortunately were never able to marry due to Harlow's untimely death in 1937.  Lombard eventually perished in a tragic plane crash in 1942.  In the afternoon, we're saluting Andy Griffith's birthday with a three film block.  During primetime, we're featuring Marilyn Monroe (who is also celebrating a birthday this day), our star of the month, who believe it or not has never been showcased in TCM's "Star of the Month" series.  Tonight, we're showing Monroe's breakthrough film, Niagara.  Then, we're working backwards in Monroe's career by showing the films that led up to her breakout role.  There are two premieres tonight, Let's Make it Legal and We're Not Married.  While Monroe has smaller roles in this evening of films, there's no denying that she had "it." She had star quality.

 

Friday morning, we're featuring a theme of gender bending films, including the premiere of Charley's Aunt.  To kick off the afternoon, we are showing three films that demonstrate the politics present in office life.  This evening, we're unveiling the first installment of our Friday Night Spotlight series for June.  All throughout the month, we will be spotlighting films that feature costumes by Edith Head.  Head worked on hundreds of films and was a favorite of many filmmakers.  One filmmaker whom she worked frequently with was Alfred Hitchcock.  Tonight we're celebrating this collaboration with Hitchcock, by exhibiting the films showcasing Head's costumes.  

 

Saturday morning features my regular "ode to transportation" segment.  Today, I'm honoring everyone's favorite mode of trans-Atlantic travel, the cruise ship.  Some cruises are zany, some are romantic, some are musical and others end in tragedy.  Tonight's "Essential" is The Palm Beach Story, by director Preston Sturges.  After our "Essential," we're airing a series of Sturges' other films, including the premiere of The Beautiful Blonde of Bashful Bend, starring Betty Grable.  During tonight's "Underground" series, we're showcasing two films from one of the greatest genres of all time: Roller Disco.  Tonight will feature two premieres, Xanadu and Skatetown, USA.  I only lament that I ran out of time to schedule Roller Boogie, and complete the trifecta of the greatest films from the roller disco genre. 

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Speedracer5, You should be programming for TCM!

Nancy Drew, Lobotomies, Cruise ships, Roller Disco, lots of Errol and a wow finish with The Wonderful World of Tupperware.

Bravo.

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Speedracer5, You should be programming for TCM!

Nancy Drew, Lobotomies, Cruise ships, Roller Disco, lots of Errol and a wow finish with The Wonderful World of Tupperware.

Bravo.

Lol on the wow finish for 'Tupperware.'  That short cracks me up, I always try to include it if I can.  

 

Thanks Bogie!

 

BTW, LP, I kind of stole your formatting for your notes section.  I hope you don't mind.  Lol.

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Way to go Speedracer5.  Love the "4 sided triangle" of Gable, Harlow, Powell & Lombard, Errol Flynn sans mustache and gender bending.  Nancy Drew is an inspired GP and there aren't too many people clever enough to go from the Marx Brothers to lobotomies! Glad that you saluted Eddie Albert. I hadn't thought of him but he is a great choice and the "I Didn't Raise My Pig To Be A Soldier" episode from Green Acres is a riot.  Howard Hawks is one of my favorite directors and love Marilyn Monroe as your SOTM.  (How can it even be possible she has not been SOTM yet??)  

 

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Way to go Speedracer5.  Love the "4 sided triangle" of Gable, Harlow, Powell & Lombard, Errol Flynn sans mustache and gender bending.  Nancy Drew is an inspired GP and there aren't too many people clever enough to go from the Marx Brothers to lobotomies! Glad that you saluted Eddie Albert. I hadn't thought of him but he is a great choice and the "I Didn't Raise My Pig To Be A Soldier" episode from Green Acres is a riot.  Howard Hawks is one of my favorite directors and love Marilyn Monroe as your SOTM.  (How can it even be possible she has not been SOTM yet??)  

 

Lydecker

Thanks Lydecker.  I was also surprised that Marilyn hadn't been SOTM.  I researched the SOTM lists on the forum and couldn't believe that she's never been selected.  It would seem to me that she would have been a no brainer selection during the earliest years of SOTM.

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 Speedy, this schedule is a masterpiece of reading my mind. Every single person you chose to feature is someone I love --Mary Tyler Moore, Andy Griffith, Edith Head, Preston Sturges--well, everyone, and tons of my favorite movies strewn about. Brilliant challenge answers-- P.I.s, Nancy Drew, Eddie Albert, & especially Lobotomies. Most of all thanks for reading my mind and scheduling WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT FEELING GOOD?. I am on a personal crusade to get this movie on TCM, so I have used it in every schedule. This time I just couldn't fit it in, so I'm glad you did it for me. Seriously, I love this schedule so much.

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Just had a chance to peek in here for the first time. What a great (and imaginative) Challenge, and terrific schedules so far!

 

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Just had a chance to peek in here for the first time. What a great (and imaginative) Challenge, and terrific schedules so far!

What a nice thing to say and, yes, we have some incredible schedules so far. 

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I love your marvelous schedule, speedracer5!

 

I do hope that TCM Programmers use your: Audrey Hepburn in Paris theme! I love both of those movies.

 

I love your salute to: Don Ameche! Midnight (1939) and: Heaven Can Wait (1943) are two of my all-time favorites.

 

I like very much your salute to: Edith Head. She was indeed a wonder.

 

I believe that one can never be in the wrong to schedule Preston Sturges movies back-to-back.
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