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TCM Programming Challenge #32 "The Sum of Its Parts" - Voting Thread

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Please revisit each of the following four schedules, and choose your favorite.

You may either post your vote in this thread or PM your vote to me.

The voting thread will close one week from now on Sunday April 24 at 11:59pm (EDT).

I will post the winner on the following Monday, and that person will become the host for the TCM Programming Challenge #33!

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CinemaInternational's schedule:

 

Schedule for February 5-11, 2017

Premieres:
1. That Darn Cat (1965)
2. The New Land (1972)
3. Cross Creek (1983)
4. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
5. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
6. Peter Ibbetson (1935)
7. The Light That Failed (1939)
8. Private Worlds (1935)
9. The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)
10. Zaza (1939)
11. Clue (1985)

Exempt Premieres:
1. Madame Sousatzka (1988)
2. I Wanted Wings (1941)
3. Torch Singer (1933)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pianists (Challenge #1)

6:00 AM Intermezzo (1939) Leslie Howard & Ingrid Bergman Directed by Gregory Ratoff United Artists 70 min. (p/s)
7:15 AM Humoresque (1946) Joan Crawford & John Garfield Directed by Jean Negulesco Warner Bros. 125 min.
9:30 AM Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Joan Fontaine & Louis Jourdan Directed by Max Opuls Universal 86 min. (p/s)
11:00 AM Madame Sousatzka (1988) Shirley MacLaine & Navin Chowdhry Directed by John Schlesinger Universal/Cineplex Odeon Films 122 min. Music-Exempt #1
1:15 PM The Great Lie (1941) Bette Davis & Mary Astor Directed by Edmund Goulding Warner Bros. 108 min.
3:15 PM The Seventh Veil (1946) James Mason & Ann Todd Directed by Compton Bennett Universal 94 min. (p/s)
5:00 PM Confession (1937) Kay Francis & Basil Rathbone Directed by Joe May Warner Bros. 87 min.
6:30 PM The Man Who Played God (1932) George Arliss & Bette Davis Directed by John G. Adolfi Warner Bros. 80 min.

Feline Double Feature
8:00 PM That Darn Cat (1965) Hayley Mills & Dean Jones Directed by Robert Stevenson Disney 116 min. Premiere #1
10:00 PM Harry and Tonto (1974) Art Carney & Melanie Mayron Directed by Paul Mazursky 20th Century Fox 115 min. (p/s)

Silent Sunday
12:00 AM The Wind (1928) Lillian Gish & Lars Hanson Directed by Victor Sjostrom Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 95 min.

TCM Imports
2:00 AM The Emigrants (1971) Liv Ullmann & Max Von Sydow Directed by Jan Troell Warner Bros. 151 min (p/s)
4:45 AM The New Land (1972) Liv Ullmann & Max Von Sydow Directed by Jan Troell Warner Bros. 102 min Premiere #2

Monday, February 6, 2017
A Sampling of Great European Directors (Challenge #4)
6:30 AM Le Million (1931) Annabella & Rene Lefevre Directed by Rene Clair Films Sonores Tobis 81 min. (p/s)
8:00 AM M (1931) Peter Lorre & Ellen Widmann Directed by Fritz Lang Nero-Film AG 99 min (p/s)
9:45 AM Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932) Michel Simon & Marcelle Hainia Directed by Jean Renoir Pathe 85 min. (p/s)
11:15 AM The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Maria Falconetti & Eugene Silvain Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer Gaumont 114 min. (p/s)
1:15 PM Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) Ulla Jacobsson & Eva Dahlbeck Directed by Ingmar Bergman Svensk Filmindustri 108 min. (p/s)
3:15 PM The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Catherine Deneuve & Nino Castelnuevo Directed by Jacques Demy Landau 92 min. (p/s)
5:00 PM Stolen Kisses (1968) Jean-Pierre Leaud & Claude Jade Directed by Francois Truffaut United Artists 90 min. (p/s)
6:30 PM Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Anna Karina & Sady Rebbot Directed by Jean-Luc Godard Pathe 85 min (p/s)

Oscar-Nominated (or winning) Special Effects in the Classic Era (Challenge #2)
8:00 PM The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland & Ray Bolger Directed by Victor Fleming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 102 min,
9:45 PM The Rains Came (1939) Tyrone Power & Myrna Loy Directed by Clarence Brown 20th Century Fox 103 min. (p/s)
11:30 PM I Wanted Wings (1941) Ray Milland & William Holden Directed by Mitchell Leisen Paramount 135 min Effects-Exempt #1
2:00 AM A Stolen Life (1946) Bette Davis & Glenn Ford Directed by Curtis Bernhardt Warner Bros. 109 min.
4:00 AM The Story of Dr. Wassell Gary Cooper & Laraine Day Directed by Cecil B DeMille Paramount 140 min. (p/s)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Snappily-Scripted Pre-Code Films (Challenge #3)
6:30 AM I'm No Angel (1933) Mae West & Cary Grant Directed by Wesley Ruggles Paramount 87 min. (p/s)
8:00 AM Torch Singer (1933) Claudette Colbert & Ricardo Cortez Directed by Alexander Hall & George Somnes Paramount 72 min Script-Exempt #1
9:15 AM Red Dust (1932) Clark Gable & Jean Harlow Directed by Victor Fleming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 83 min.
10:45 AM Trouble in Paradise (1932) Herbert Marshall & Kay Francis Directed by Ernst Lubitsch Paramount 83 min. (p/s)
12:15 PM Love Me Tonight (1932) Maurice Chevalier & Jeanette McDonald Directed by Rouben Mamoulian Paramount 104 min. (p/s)
2:00 PM Platinum Blonde (1931) Robert Williams & Jean Harlow Directed by Frank Capra Columbia 89 min. (p/s)
3:30 PM Million Dollar Legs (1932) Jack Oakie & W.C. Fields Directed by Edward Cline Paramount 64 min (p/s)
4:45 PM Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Joan Blondell & Dick Powell Directed by Mervyn Leroy Warner Bros. 97 min.
6:30 PM Duck Soup (1933) The Marx Brothers Directed by Leo mcCarey Paramount 68 min. (p/s)

Star of the Month: Warren William
8:00 PM Skyscraper Souls (1932) Warren William & Maureen O'Sullivan Directed by Edger Selwyn Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 99 min.
9:45 PM The Mouthpiece (1932) Warren William & Aline MacMahon Directed by James Flood & Elliott Nugent Warner Bros. 86 min.
11:15 PM Smarty (1934) Warren William & Joan Blondell Directed by Robert Florey Warner Bros. 65 min.
12:30 AM Employee's Entrance (1933) Warren William & Loretta Young Directed by Roy Del Ruth Warner Bros. 75 min
2:00 AM Beauty and the Boss (1932) Marian Marsh & Warren William Directed by Roy Del Ruth Warner Bros. 68 min.
3:15 AM The Dark Horse (1932) Warren William & Bette Davis Directed by Alfred E. Green Warner Bros. 75min.
4:45 AM Three on a Match (1932) Ann Dvorak & Joan Blondell Directed by Mervyn Leroy Warner Bros. 64 min.

Wednesday February 8, 2017
80s Films with a Classic Era Feel
6:00 AM The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Mia Farrow & Jeff Daniels Directed by Woody Allen Orion 82 min. (p/s)
7:30 AM Cross Creek (1983) Mary Steenburgen & Peter Coyote Directed by Martin Ritt Universal 127 min. Premiere #3
9:45 AM 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) Anne Bancroft & Anthony Hopkins Directed by David Jones Columbia 100 min (p/s)
11:30 AM The Trip to Bountiful (1985) Geraldine Page & Rebecca De Mornay Directed by Peter Masterson Island Alive 108 min. (p/s)
1:30 PM The Dead (1987) Donal McCann & Anjelica Huston Directed by John Huston Vestron 81 min. (p/s)
3:00 PM The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) Meredith Salinger & John Cusack Directed by Jeremy Paul Kagen Disney 101 min Premiere #4
4:45 PM Radio Days (1987) Seth Green & Mia Farrow Directed by Woody Allen Orion 88 min. (p/s)
6:15 PM The Mirror Crack'd (1980) Angela Lansbury & Elizabeth Taylor Directed by Guy Hamilton EMI 104 min. Premiere #5

Starring Kay Francis
8:00 PM Mary Stevens M.D. (1933) Kay Francis & Glenda Farrell Directed by Abby Berlin Warner Bros. 67 min.
9:45 PM One Way Passage (1932) William Powell & Kay Francis Directed by Tay Garnett Warner Bros 69 min.
11:00 PM Jewel Robbery (1932) William Powell & Kay Francis Directed by William Dieterle Warner Bros 70 min.
12:15 AM Guilty Hands (1931) Lionel Barrymore & Kay Francis Directed by W.S. Van Dyke Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 71 min.
1:30 AM Mandalay (1934) Kay Francis & Ricardo Cortez Directed by Michael Curtiz Warner Bros 65 min
2:45 AM Transgression (1931) Kay Francis & Ricardo Cortez Directed by Herbert Brenon Warner Bros 70 min
4:00 AM Another Dawn (1937) Kay Francis & Errol Flynn Directed by William Dieterle 73 min.
5:15 AM The Goose and the Gander (1935) Kay Francis & George Brent Directed by Alfred E. Green Warner Bros 65 min

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Starring Ida Lupino
6:30 AM Deep Valley (1947) Ida Lupino & Dane Clark Directed by Jean Negulesco Warner Bros 104 min.
8:15 AM In Our Time (1944) Ida Lupino & Paul Henreid Directed for Francis Sherman Warner Bros 110 min.
10:15 AM On Dangerous Ground (1952) Robert Ryan & Ida Lupino Directed by Nicolas Ray RKO Radio 82 min.
11:45 AM Peter Ibbitson (1935) Gary Cooper & Ann Harding Directed by Henry Hathaway Paramount 88 min. Premiere #6
1:15 PM The Light That Failed (1939) Ronald Colman & Ida Lupino Directed by William Wellman Paramount 97 min. Premiere #7
3:00 PM Ladies in Retirement (1941) Ida Lupino & Louis Hayward Directed by Charles Vidor Columbia 92 min. (p/s)
4:45 PM Pillow to Post (1945) Ida Lupino & Sidney Greenstreet Directed by Vincent Sherman Warner Bros 92 min
6:30 PM The Sea Wolf (1941) Edward G Robinson & John Garfield Directed by Michael Curtiz Warner Bros 90 min.

TCM Spotlight: Black History Month
8:00 PM Imitation of Life (1959) Lana Turner & Juanita Moore Directed by Douglas Sirk Universal 124 min. (p/s)
10:15 PM Carmen Jones (1954) Dorothy Dandridge & Harry Belafonte Directed by Otto Preminger 20th Century Fox 105 min (p/s)
12:15 AM Pinky (1949) Jeanne Crain & Ethel Waters Directed by Elia Kazan 20th Century Fox 102 min. (p/s)
2:00 AM The Defiant Ones (1958) Tony Curtis & Sidney Poitier Directed by Stanley Kramer United Artists 97 min. (p/s)
3:45 AM Lilies of the Field (1963) Sidney Poitier & Lilia Skala Directed by Ralph Nelson United Artists 93 min (p/s)
5:30 AM Bright Road (1953) Dorothy Dandridge & Harry Belafonte Directed by Gerald Mayer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 69 min.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Directed by Gregory La Cava
6:45 AM Symphony of Six Million (1932) Ricardo Cortez & Irene Dunne Directed by Gregory La Cava RKO Radio 94 min.
8:30 AM Private Worlds (1935) Claudette Colbert & Charles Boyer Directed by Gregory La Cava Paramount 84 min. Premiere #8 
10:00 AM Bed of Roses (1933) Constance Bennett & Joel McCrea Directed by Gregory La Cava RKO Radio 67 min.
11:15 AM The Half Naked Truth (1932) Lee Tracy & Lupe Velez Directed by Gregory La Cava Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 77 min
12:45 PM What Every Woman Knows (1934) Helen Hayes & Brian Aherne Directed by Gregory La Cava Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 92 min.
2:30 PM The Age of Concent (1932) Dorothy Wilson & Arline Judge Directed by Gregory La Cava RKO Radio 63 min
3:45 PM Gabriel Over the White House (1933) Walter Huston & Karen Morley Directed by Gregory La Cava Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 87 min
5:15 PM Smart Woman (1931) Mary Astor & Robert Ames Directed by Gregory La Cava RKO Radio 68 min
6:30 PM Fifth Avenue Girl (1939) Ginger Rogers & Walter Connolly Directed by Gregory La Cava RKO Radio 83 min.

Dietrich/Von Sternberg
8:00 PM Shanghai Express (1932) Marlene Dietrich & Anna May Wong Directed by Josef von Sternberg Paramount 80 min (p/s)
9:30 PM The Scarlet Empress (1934) Marlene Dietrich & John Lodge Directed by Josef von Sternberg Paramount 110 min (p/s)
11:30 PM Morocco (1930) Marlene Dietrich & Gary Cooper Directed by Josef von Sternberg Paramount 92 min. (p/s)
1:15 AM Blond Venus (1932) Marlene Dietrich & Herbert Marshall Directed by Josef von Sternberg Paramount 97 min (p/s)
3:00 AM The Blue Angel (1930) Marlene Dietrich & Emil Jannings Directed by Josef von Sternberg UFA 106 min (p/s)
5:00 AM The Devil is a Woman (1935) Marlene Dietrich & Lionel Atwill Directed by Josef von Sternberg Paramount 83 min. (p/s)

Saturday February 11, 2017
Marion Davies
6:30 AM Five and Ten Marion Davies & Leslie Howard Directed by Robert Z Leonard Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 89 min.
8:00 AM Blondie of the Follies (1932) Marion Davies & Robert Montgomery Directed by Edmund Goulding Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 90 min.
9:30 AM Polly of the Circus (1932) Marion Davies & Clark Gable Directed by Alfred Santell Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 69 min.
10:45 AM Marianne (1929) Marion Davies & George Baxter Directed by Robert Z. Leonard Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 112 min.
12:45 PM The Patsy (1928) Marion Davies & Marie Dressler Directed by King Vidor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 77 min
2:15 PM Show People (1928) Marion Davies & William Haines Directed by King Vidor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 82 min.
3:45 PM Peg O' My Heart (1933) Marion Davies & Onslow Stevens Directed by Robert Z. Leonard Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 89 min.
5:15 PM Going Hollywood (1933) Marion Davies & Bing Crosby Directed by Raoul Walsh Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 80 min
6:45 PM Not So Dumb (1930) Marion Davies & Elliott Nugent Directed by King Vidor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 73 min.

The Essentials: George Cukor
8:00 PM What Price Hollywood (1932) Constance Bennett & Lowell Sherman Directed by George Cukor RKO Radio 88 min
9:45 PM The Royal Family of Broadway (1930) Fredric March & Ina Claire Directed by George Cukor & Cyril Gardner 82 min. Premiere #9
11:15 PM Zaza (1939) Claudette Colbert & Herbert Marshall Directed by George Cukor Paramount 83 min. Premiere #10
12:45 AM Rockabye (1932) Constance Bennett & Joel McCrea Directed by George Cukor RKO Radio 67 min.

TCM Underground
2:00 AM Clue (1985) Tim Curry & Lesley Ann Warren Directed by Jonathan Lynn Paramount 97 min. Premiere #11
3:45 AM The Fisher King (1991) Jeff Bridges & Robin Williams Directed by Terry Gilliam TriStar 137 min (p/s) 

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skimpole's schedule:

 

Week of May 28-June 3, 2017

 

Sunday May 28, 2017

The glories of Lusitania:  Portugal and Brazil on film

06:00 AM Burn!  (1969) United Artists C-112 min Marlon Brando, Evaristo Marquez D:  Gillo Pontecorvo P/S
08:00 AM Flying Down to Rio (1933) RKO BW-89 min Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire D: Thornton Freeland P/S
09:30 AM The Three Caballeros (1944) RKO/Walt Disney Productions C-72 min Clarence Nash, Jose Oliveira, Joaquin Geray D: Norman Ferguson P/S
10:45 AM Brazil (1985) Universal C-143 min Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Michael Palin D: Terry Gilliam P/S
01:15 PM In Vanda's Room (2000) RTSI/ZDF C-179 min Vanda Duarte D: Pedro Costa P/S
04:15 PM Notorious (1946) RKO BW-102 min Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains D: Alfred Hitchcock P/S
06:00 PM Black Orpheus(1959) Dispat films/GAGA Communications C-107 min Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn D: Marcel Camus P/S
08:00 PM Doomed Love (1978) Centro Portugues de Cinema (CPC)/Cinequipa C-260 min Antonio Sequeira Lopes, Cristina Hauser, Elsa Wallencamp D: Manoel de Oliveira PREMIERE#1
12:30 AM Limite (silent) (1931) Cinedia BW-114 min Iolanda Bernades, Edgar Brasil D: Mario Peixoto (EXEMPT)
02:30 AM Mysteries of Lisbon (foreign) (2010) C-272 min Adriano Luz, Ricardo Pereira D: Raul Ruiz (EXEMPT)

Monday, May 29, 2017

On Wisconsin!

 

07:15 AM Primary (1960) Drew Associates BW-60 min D: Robert Drew P/S
08:15 AM Come and Get it (1935) United Artists BW-99 min Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan D: William Wyler/Howard Hughes P/S
10:00 AM Point of Order (1964) Continental Distributing D: Emilio De Antonio PREMIERE #2

Happy Birthday Josef von Sternberg!

11:45 AM The Last Command (1928) Paramount BW-85 min Emil Jannings, William Powell, Evelyn Brent D: Josef von Sternberg P/S
01:15 PM Dishonored (1931) Paramount BW-91 min Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen D:  Josef von Sternberg P/S
03:00 PM The Devil is a Woman (1935) Paramount BW-76 min Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill D: Josef von Sternberg P/S
04:30 PM Crime and Punishment (1935) Columbia BW-88 min Peter Lorre, Edward Arnold, Marion Marsh D: Josef von Sternberg P/S
06:00 PM The Scarlet Empress (1934) Paramount BW-110 min Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe D: Josef von Sternberg P/S

Star of the Month Danielle Darrieux 

08:00 PM The Earrings of Madame de... (1953) Gaumont BW-105 min Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica D: Max Ophuls P/S
10:00 PM The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) Madeleine Films C-120 min Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Francois Dorleac, Gene Kelly D: Jacques Demy P/S
12:15 AM Persepolis (2007) Sony Picture Classics BW-95 min Danielle Darrieux, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve D: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Parronaud PREMIERE#3
02:00 AM The Red and the Black (1954) Distributors Corporation of America C-137 min Danielle Darrieux, Gerard Philipe  D: Claude-Autant Lara PREMIERE#4
04:30 AM Une Chambre en Ville (1982) TFI/Union Generale Cinematographique C-90 min Danielle Darrieux, Domique Sandra, Michel Piccoli D: Jacques Demy P/S

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Howard Hawks

06:00 AM Fig Leaves (1926) Fox BW-71 min Olive Borden, George O'Brien D: Howard Hawks  PREMIERE#5
07:15 AM The Criminal Code (1931) BW-97 min Walter Huston, Boris Karloff, Phillips Holmes D: Howard Hawks P/s
09:00 AM Scarface (1932) United Artists BW-93 min Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, George Raft, Boris Karloff D: Howard Hawks P/S
10:45 AM Twentieth Century (1934) Columbia BW-91 min John Barrymore, Carol Lombard D: Howard Hawks P/S
12:30 AM Bringing up Baby (1938) RKO BW-102 min Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn D: Howard Hawks P/S
02:15 PM His Girl Friday (1940) Columbia BW-92 min Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy D: Howard Hawks P/S
04:00 PM To Have and Have Not (1944) Warner Bros BW-100 min Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan D: Howard Hawks P/S
05:45 PM Red River (1948) United Artists BW-127 min John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan D:  Howard Hawks P/S
08:00 PM The Big Sleep (1946) Warner Bros BW-114 min Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall D: Howard Hawks P/S
10:00 PM The Thing from Another World (1951) RKO BW-87 min  Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness D: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks P/S

11:30 PM Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) 20th Century Fox C-91 min Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell D: Howard Hawks P/S
01:15 AM The Land of the Pharoahs (1955) Warners Bros C-106 min Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, James Robertson D: Howard Hawks P/S
03:15 AM Hatari! (1962) Paramount C-157 min  John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons D: Howard Hawks P/S

Wednesday May 31, 2017: 

Happy Birthday Don Ameche!

06:00 AM Midnight (1939) Paramount BW-94 min Don Ameche, Claudette Colbert, John Barrymore D: Mitchell Leisen P/S
07:45 AM Heaven Can Wait (1943) 20th Century Fox C-112 min Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn D: Ernst Lubitsch P/S

Happy Birthday Alida Valli!

09:45 AM Senso (1954) Lux C-117 min Alida Valli, Farley Granger D; Luchino Visconti P/S
11:45 AM The Third Man (1949) London Films BW-108 min Alida Valli, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles D: Carol Reed P/S
01:45 PM  The Paradine Case (1947) Selznick Releasing Organization BW-114 min Alida Valli, Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton D: Alfred Hitchcock P/S

Happy Birthday Clint Eastwood!

 

03:45 PM For a Few Dollars More (1965) Constantin Film/United Artists C-132 min Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte D: Sergio Leone P/S
06:00 PM White Hunter Black heart (1990) Warner Bros C-110 min Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey D: Clint Eastwood P/S

The Magic of the Movies:  Programming Challenge #1

08:00 PM A Trip to the Moon (1902) Star Film Company BW-14 min Georges Melies, Bluette Bernon D: Georges Melies P/S
08:30 PM Hugo (2011) Paramount C-126 min Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloe Grace Moretz D: Martin Scorsese Effects-EXEMPT
10:45 PM The Playhouse (1921) First National Pictures BW-22 min Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox D: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
11:15 PM The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) UFA BW-67 min Animated Silent Film D; Lotte Reiniger P/S
12:30 AM La Jetee (1962) gos BW-28 min Davos Hanich, Helene Chastelain D: Chris Marker P/S
01:15 AM Victoria (2015) Senator Film C-138 min Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski D: Sebastian Schipper Effects-EXEMPT
03:45 AM Alice (1988) Condor Films C-86 min Kristyna Kohoutova D: Jan Svankmajer Premiere#6
05:15 AM Sherlock Jr., (1924) Metro Pictures BW-45 min  Buster Keaton, Ward Crane D: Buster Keaton P/S

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hunting Nazis

 

06:00 AM The Stranger (1946) RKO BW-96 min Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young D: Orson Welles P/S
07:45 AM Hotel Terminus:  the Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988) The Samuel Goldwyn Company C-267 minD: Marcel Ophuls Premiere#7

Happy Birthday Les Fleurs de Mal

12:15 PM The Grandmother (1970) American Film Institute BW/C-33 min Richard White, Dorothy McGinnis D: David Lynch P/S
01:00 PM Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) Mystic Fire Video BW-15 min Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid D: Maya Deren P/S
01:15 PM Un Chien Andalou (1929) Les Grand Film Classiques BW-21 min Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil D: Luis Bunuel P/S
01:45 PM The Blood of a Poet (1932) Vicomte de Noailles BW-55 min Lee Miller, Pauline Carton D: Jean Cocteau Premiere#8

Happy Birthday Frank Morgan!

02:45 PM The Mortal Storm (1940) MGM BW-100 min Frank Morgan, James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan D: Frank Borzage P/S
04:30 PM Bombshell (1933) MGM BW-96 min Frank Morgan, Lee Tracy, Jean Harlow, D: Victor Fleming P/S
06:15 PM The Wizard of Oz (1939) MGM C-101 min Frank Morgan, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton D: Victor Fleming P/S

The Glories of Screenwriting:  Programming Challenge #2  (Surprise!)

08:00 PM Chinatown (1974) Paramount C-131 min Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston D: Roman Polanski P/S
10:15 PM The Usual Suspects (1995) Polygram C-106 min Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Kevin Pollak D: Bryan Singer Script-EXEMPT
12:15 AM Memento (2000) Newmarket C-113 min Guy Pearce, Joe Pantoliano, Carrie-Anne Moss D: Christopher Nolan Script-EXEMPT
02:15 AM The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) Dean Film C-100 min Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur D: Luis Bunuel P/S
04:00 AM Citizen Kane (1941) RKO BW-119 min Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore D: Orson Welles P/S

Friday, June 2, 2017

Performances that SHOULD have won Best Actress

06:00 AM Pandora's Box (1929) Sud-Film BW-133 min Louise Brooks, Francis Lederer D: G.W. Pabst P/S
08:15 AM My Man Godfrey (1936) Universal BW-84 min Carole Lombard, William Powell, Alice Brady D: Gregory Le Cava P/S
10:00 AM Street Angel (1937) Mingxing Film Company BW-87 min Zhou Xuan, Zhao Huishen, Zhao Dan D: Yuan Muzhi Premiere #9
11:30 AM Black Narcissus (1947) The Archers C-99 min Deborah Kerr, Sabu, Jean Simmons, D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger P/S
01:15 PM L'Amore (1948) Finecine BW-70 min Anna Magnani, Federico Fellini D: Roberto Rossellini P/S
02:30 PM The Cloud-Capped Star (1960) Chitrakalpa BW-134 min Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Niranjan Ray D: Ritwik Ghatak Premiere#10
04:45 PM Tess (1979) Columbia C-186 min Natassja Kinski, Peter Firth D: Roman Polanski P/S

Friday Night Spotlight:  Eastern European Cinema Glasnost and After
Tonight:  Comparing Alexander Sokurov and Aleksei German:  Programming Challenge #3

 

 

08:00 PM Russian Ark (2002) The Hermitage Bridge Studio C-96 min Sergei Dontsov D: Alexander Sokurov P/S
09:45 PM Hard to be a God (2013) Lenfilm Studio BW-177 min Leonid Yarmolnik, Aleksandr Chutko D: Aleksei German Director-EXEMPT
01:00 AM Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998) Lenfilm Studio BW-150 min Yuriy Tsurilo, Nin Ruslanova D: Aleksei Geman Director-EXEMPT
03:45 AM Days of Eclipse (1988) Lenfilm Studio BW/C-133 min Aleksei Anainishnov, Eskender Umarov D: Alexander Sokurov Premiere#11

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Paulette Goddard!

06:00 AM The Cat and the Canary (1939) Paramount BW-72 min Paulette Goddard, Bob Hope, Gale Sondergaard D: Elliott Nugent P/S
07:15 AM Diary of  a Chambermaid (1946) United Artists BW-86 min Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith D: Jean Renoir P/S
08:45 AM The Ghost Breakers (1940) Paramount BW-83 min Paulette Goddard, Bob Hope, Paul Lukas D: George Marshall P/S
10:15 AM Modern Times (1936) United Artists BW-87 min Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard D: Charles Chaplin P/S

Happy Birthday Alain Resnais!

11:45 AM Night and Fog (1955) Argos Films BW/C-32 min D: Alain Resnais P/S
12:30 PM Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Pathe Films BW-91 min Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada D: Alain Resnais P/S
02:15 PM Last Year in Marienbad (1961) Cocinor BW-94 min Delphin Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoeff D: Alain Resnais P/S
04:00 PM Je t'aime, Je t'aime (1968) Europa Fox C-91 min  Claude Rich, Olga Georges-Picot, Anouk Ferjac D: Alain Resnais Premiere#12
05:45 PM Mon Oncle D'Amerique (1980) Gaumont C-126 min Gerard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre D: Alain Resnais P/S

The British Invasion:  Special Music Programming Challenge #4

08:00 PM (Essentials) A Hard Day's Night (1964) United Artists BW-87 min John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell D: Richard Lester P/S
09:45 PM  Yellow Submarine (1968) United Artists C-85 min The Beatles D: George Dunning Music-EXEMPT
11:15 PM Magical Mystery Tour (1967) BBC Films/New Line Cinema C-52 min The Beatles, Jessie Rubens, Victor Spinetti D: The Beatles Music-EXEMPT
12:15 AM Gimme Shelter (1970) 20th Century Fox C-91 min The Rolling Stones D: Albert and David Maysles P/S
02:00 AM Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1973) 20th Century Fox C-90 min David Bowie, Mark Ronson D: D.A. Pennebaker P/S
03:30 AM (Underground) The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) C-138 min David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark D: Nicolas Roeg EXEMPT

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Programming Notes:  Week of May 28, 2017 to June 3, 2017

SOTM:  Danielle Darrieux
The Essentials:  A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Silent Sunday Nights:  Limite (1931)
TCM Imports:  Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Friday Night Spotlight:  Eastern European Cinema Glasnost and After
TCM Undergound:  The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Premieres

Doomed Love (1978)
Point of Order (1964)
Persepolis (2007)
The Red and the Black (1954)
Fig Leaves (1926)
Alice (1988)
Hotel Terminus (1988)
The Blood of a Poet (1932)
Street Angel (1937)
The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
Days of Eclipse (1988)
Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)

Exempt Premieres

Limite (1931) (Silent)
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010) (Foreign)
Hugo (2011) (Effects)
Victoria (2015) (Effects)
The Usual Suspects (1995) (Scripts)
Memento (2000) (Scripts)
Hard to be a God (2013) (Directors)
Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998) (Directors)
Yellow Submarine (1968) (Music)
Magical Mystery Tour (1967) (Music)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) (Underground)

Breakdown:

1900s:    1
1920s:    7
1930s:   19
1940s:   17
1950s:     9
1960s:   13
1970s:     8
1980s:     6
1990s:     3
2000s:     4
2010s:     4

Sundays starts off with a celebration of Lusitania--Portugal and its most famous colony, Brazil, though another colony is the subject of the first movie, Burn!  Trying to find a good day to celebrate was a bit difficult, since none of the leading authors in Portuguese, Saramago, Pessoa, Machado de Assis, or Eca de Queiros have their birthday fall on Sunday this year.  Nor does the Carnation Revolution of 1974 that led to Portuguese democracy.  So ironically the day commemorates the founding of the dictatorship that the revolution would overthrow 46 years later.  So today's movies include a number of Brazilian and Portuguese subjects, along with Hollywood treatments of Brazil.  Brazil is included, although it takes place in an alternate Britain, since it also deals with brutal violence, underdevelopment and romantic escape.  Monday starts off celebrating Wisconsin's entry into the union.  It includes a 1960 documentary on a key Kennedy primary victory.  And while Wisconsin has a surprisingly high number of highly respected senators, such as Robert Lafollette,  William Proxmire, Gaylord Nelson and Russell Feingold, there aren't any movies about them.  There is, however, a documentary about the considerably less admired Joseph McCarthy. 

Monday continues with five movies from birthday boy Josef von Sternberg.  Monday evening is devoted to star of the month Danielle Darrieux who turns 100 May Day 2017.  Tuesday is entirely devoted to birthday boy Howard Hawks.  Wednesday we get movies for birthday honorees Don Ameche, Alida Valli and Clint Eastwood.  Wednesday evening is devoted to the magic of the movies.  We start with a film from the first master of special effects, Georges Melies, then go to the TCM premiere of Martin Scorsese's tribute to him.  As the evening goes on we have two films from Buster Keaton (trick photography and incredible stunts), two unique animated movies by Lotte Reiniger and Jan Svankmajer, as well as Chris Marker's especially striking movie--composed entirely of still photographs.  There is no shortage of movies from the century with bombastic special effects.  Instead I chose last year's Victoria:  a 138 minute long movie consisting of a single take. 

Thursday marks the anniversary of the execution of Adolph Eichmann, so we have two movies about hunting Nazis, a fictional Orson Welles and a very really Klaus Barbie.  Today is also the 160th anniversary of the publication of Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil, one of the most important of 19th century poetry collections.  So we have four films that deal with disturbing surrealist imagery.   Thursday is also the birthday of famed supporting actor Frank Morgan, so we have three movies with him in a drama, a comedy and an obscure, under-appreciated musical.  Finally we have another TCM challenge, in this case five examples of original screenplays (three winners of the Oscars, and two nominees), all united by striking surprises. 

Friday marks the birthday of Thomas Hardy, one of my favorite novelists.  Unfortunately the number of great movies based on Thomas Hardy novels is exactly one, so Tess joins six other movies that should have won the best actress oscar for that year.  Friday night is both the Friday night spotlight, and the director's challenge.  We compare two visually innovative and inventive Russian directors, who both provide a historical and a science fiction film.  On Saturday we celebrate the birthdays of Paulette Goddard and Alain Resnais.  And for the evening, we celebrate the British Invasion with movies by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and David Bowie.

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----------------------------------------Sunday June 4, 2017--------------------------------------------

 

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

1922, Eugene O’Neill:

6:00am Anna Christie (1930) Greta Garbo & Charles Bickford, dir Clarence Brown MGM 1h29min (p/s)

1936, Robert E Sherwood:

7:30am Idiot’s Delight (1939) Norma Shearer & Clark Gable, dir Clarence Brown MGM 1h40min (p/s)

1945, Mary Chase:

9:15am Harvey (1950) James Stewart & Josephine Hull, dir Henry Koster, Universal 1h44min (p/s)

1956, Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich:

11:00am The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) Millie Perkins & Joseph Schildkraut, dir George Stevens, Fox 170min (p/s)

1962, Frank Loesser & Abe Burrows:

2:00pm How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) Robert Morse & Rudy Vallee, dir David Swift UA 2h2min (p/s)

1971, Paul Zindel:

4:15pm The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (1972) Joanne Woodward & Nell Potts, dir Paul Newman FOX 1h40min (p/s)

1991, Neil Simon:

6:00pm Lost in Yonkers (1993) Richard Dreyfuss & Mercedes Ruehl, dir Martha Coolidge, Columbia 1h54min (p/s)

 

PULITZERS CONT’D: BEST PICTURE PULITZERS

1988, Alfred Uhry:

8:00pm Driving Miss Daisy (1989) Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman, dir Bruce Beresford WB 1h39min (p/s)

1937, George S Kaufman & Moss Hart:

9:45pm You Can’t Take It With You (1938) Lionel Barrymore & Jean Arthur, dir Frank Capra, Columbia 2h6min (p/s)

 

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS

12:00am Peter Pan (1924) Betty Bronson & Ernest Torrence, dir Herbert Brenon, Lasky 1h45min EXEMPT

2:00am The Immigrant (1917) Charles Chaplin & Edna Purviance, dir Charles Chaplin, Lone Star 28min (p/s)

 

TCM IMPORTS

2:00am Rajio no Jikan (Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald) (1997) Toshiaki Karasawa & Kyoka Suzuki, dir Koki Mitani, Toho 1h43min EXEMPT

 

-----------------------------------------Monday June 5, 2017------------------------------------------

 

STOP THE WEDDING!

4:15am Love on the Run (1936) Joan Crawford & Clark Gable, dir WS Van Dyke MGM 1h20min (p/s)

5:45am It Happened One Night (1934) Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert, dir Frank Capra, Columbia 105min (p/s)

7:30am Here Comes the Groom (1951) Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman, dir Frank Capra, Paramount 1h53min (p/s)

9:30am Swing Time (1936) Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, dir George Stevens RKO 1h43min (p/s)

11:15am It Had to Be You (1947) Ginger Rogers & Cornel Wilde, dir Don Hartman & Rudolph Mate, Columbia 1h38min (p/s)

1:00pm If You Could Only Cook (1935) Herbert Martshall & Jean Arthur, dir Willaim A Seiter, Columbia 1h12min (p/s)

 

WRITING CHALLENGE: WRITTEN BY NOT DIRECTED BY PRESTON STURGES

2:15pm Remember the Night (1940) Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray, dir Mitchell Leisen, Paramount 94min (p/s)

4:00pm Easy Living (1937) Jean Arthur & Edward Arnold, dir Mitchell Leisen, Paramount 1h28min (p/s)

5:30pm Thirty Day Princess (1934) Sylvia Sidney & Cary Grant, dir Marion Gering, Paramount 1h14min SCRIPT-EXEMPT PREMIERE

6:45pm Hotel Haywire (1937) Leo Carrillo & Mary Carlisle, dir Arthur Archainbaud, Paramount 1h6min SCRIPT-EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP

(FIRST MOVIE FOR COMEDY TEAMS)

8:00pm My Friend Irma (1949) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, dir George Marshall, Paramount 103min PREMIERE

9:45pm SHORT: Lambchops (1929) George Burns & Gracie Allen, dir Murray Roth WB 8min

10:00pm The Cocoanuts (1929) The Marx Brothers & Margaret Dumont, dir Robert Florey & Joseph Santley, Paramount 1h36min (p/s)

11:45pm SHORT: The Operation (1930) Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, dir Murray Roth WB 10min

12:00am One Night in the Tropics (1940) Bud Abbot & Lou Costello, dir A Edward Sutherland, Universal 1h22min PREMIERE

1:30am SHORT: The Lucky Dog (1921) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir Jess Robbins, Sun-Lite 15min

1:45am Soup to Nuts (1930) The Three Stooges & Ted Healy, dir Benjamin Stoloff FOX 1h10min PREMIERE

 

------------------------------------Tuesday June 6, 2017-------------------------------------------

 

EAST/WEST BERLIN

3:00am A Foreign Affair (1948) Jean Arthur & Marlene Dietrich, dir Billy Wilder, Paramount 1h56min (p/s)

5:00am The Big Lift (1950) Montgomery Clift & Paul Douglas, dir George Seaton FOX 2h (p/s)

7:00am The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) Richard Burton & Claire Bloom, dir Martin Ritt, Paramount 1h52min (p/s)

9:00am Man on a String (1960) Ernest Borgnine & Kerwin Matthews, dir Andre De Toth, Columbia 1h32min (p/s)

10:45am The Man Between (1953) James Mason & Claire Bloom, dir Carol Reed UA 1h40min (p/s)

12:30pm One, Two, Three (1961) James Cagney & Horst Buchholz, dir Billy Wilder UA 1h55min (p/s)

2:30pm Torn Curtain (1966) Paul Newman & Julie Andrews, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Universal 2h8min (p/s)

4:45pm The Quiller Memorandum (1966) George Segal & Max Von Sydow, dir Michael Anderson, Rank 1h44min (p/s)

6:30pm Night People (1954) Gregory Peck & Broderick Crawford, dir Nunnally Johnson FOX 1h30min PREMIERE

 

SOTM: EVE ARDEN

8:00pm The Lady Wants Mink (1953) Dennis O’Keefe & Eve Arden, dir William A Seiter, Republic 1h32min PREMIERE

9:45pm Anatomy of a Murder (1959) James Stewart & Eve Arden, dir Otto Preminger, Columbia 160min (p/s)

12:30am The Kid From Brooklyn (1946) Danny Kaye & Eve Arden, dir Norman Z McLeod, Goldwyn 1h53min (p/s)

2:30am Mildred Pierce (1945) Joan Crawford & Eve Arden, dir Michael Curtiz WB 111min (p/s)

4:30am The Doughgirls (1944) Jane Wyman & Eve Arden, dir James V Kern WB 1h42min (p/s)

6:15am Tea For Two (1950) Doris Day & Eve Arden, dir David Butler WB 1h38min

 

-------------------------------------Wednesday June 7, 2017------------------------------------------

 

ADAM & EVE TITLES

8:00am Adam and Evelyne (1949) Stewart Granger & Jean Simmons, dir Harold French GFD 1h10min (p/s)

9:15am Eve Knew Her Apples (1945) Ann Miller & William Wright, dir Will Jason, Columbia 1h4min (p/s)

10:30am East of Eden (1955) James Dean & Raymond Massey, dir Elia Kazan WB 1h55min (p/s)

12:30pm Adam Had Four Sons (1941) Ingrid Bergman & Warner Baxter, dir Gregory Ratoff, Columbia 1h21min (p/s)

2:00pm All About Eve (1950) Bette Davis & Anne Baxter, dir Joseph L Mankiewicz FOX 2h18min (p/s)

4:30pm Adam’s Rib (1949) Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn, dir George Cukor MGM 1h41min (p/s)

6:15pm The Lady Eve (1941) Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda, dir Preston Sturges, Paramount 1h34min (p/s)

 

AS PROMOTED BY GUEST STARS ON “I LOVE LUCY”

8:00pm Captain Lightfoot (1955) Rock Hudson & Barbara Rush, dir Douglas Sirk, Universal 1h32min PREMIERE

9:45pm The Country Girl (1954) William Holden & Grace Kelly, dir George Seaton, Paramount 1h44min (p/s)

11:30pm Blood Alley (1955) John Wayne & Lauren Bacall, dir Willaim A Wellman WB 1h50min (p/s)

1:30am The Big Combo (1955) Cornel Wilde & Richard Conte, dir Joseph H Lewis AA 1h24min (p/s)

3:00am The End of the Affair (1955) Van Johnson & Deborah Kerr, dir Edward Dmytryk, Columbia 1h45min (p/s)

4:45am A Prize of Gold (1955) Richard Widmark & Mai Zetterling, dir Mark Robson, Columbia 1h38min (p/s)

 

----------------------------------------Thursday June 8, 2017----------------------------------------

 

PRACTICALLY MAGIC CHALLENGE: CLASSIC DISNEY VISUAL EFFECTS

6:30am Third Man on the Mountain (1959) Michael Rennie & James MacArthur, dir Ken Annakin, Disney 1h47min (p/s)

8:30am 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Kirk Douglas & James Mason, dir Richard Fleischer, Disney 2h7min (p/s)

10:45am Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959) Albert Sharpe & Janet Munro, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney 1h33min (p/s)

12:30pm “I Captured the King of the Leprechauns” (1959) Walt Disney & Pat O’Brien, dir Harry Keller & Robert Stevenson, Disney 49min (p/s)

1:30pm Bedknobs & Broomsticks (1971) Angela Lansbury & David Tomlinson, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney 117min (p/s)

3:30pm Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968) Peter Ustinov & Dean Jones, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney 1h46min EFFECTS-EXEMPT PREMIERE

5:30pm Mary Poppins (1964) Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney 2h19min EFFECTS-EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

DIRECTOR CHALLENGE: VARIATIONS ON VINCENTE

8:00pm Goodbye, Charlie (1964) Tony Curtis & Debbie Reynolds, dir Vincente Minnelli FOX 1h56min DIRECTOR-EXEMPT PREMIERE

10:00pm The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) Kirk Douglas & Lana Turner, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h58min (p/s)

12:00am The Clock (1945) Judy Garland & Robert Walker, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h30min (p/s)

1:30am The Band Wagon (1953) Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h52min (p/s)

3:30am On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) Barbra Streisand & Yves Montand, dir Vincente Minnelli, Paramount 2h9min DIRECTOR-EXEMPT PREMIERE

5:45am I Dood It (1943) Red Skelton & Eleanor Powell, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h42min (p/s)

 

--------------------------------------Friday June 9, 2017-----------------------------------------------

 

BALLOONING

7:30am Strike Me Pink (1936) Eddie Cantor & Ethel Merman, dir Norman Taurog, Goldwyn 1h40min (p/s)

9:15am Mysterious Island (1961) Michael Craig & Joan Greenwood, dir Cy Endfield, Columbia 1h41min (p/s)

11:00am The Perils of Pauline (1947) Betty Hutton & John Lund, dir George Marshall, Paramount 96min (p/s)

12:45pm SHORT: Two Boobs in a Balloon (1935) Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, dir Lloyd French 10min WB

1:00pm Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) David Niven & Cantiflas, dir Michael Anderson UA 175min (p/s)

4:00pm SHORT: The Balloonatic (1923) Buster Keaton & Phyllis Haver, dir Edward F Kline & Buster Keaton, 1st National 27min (p/s)

4:30pm The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland & Frank Morgan, dir Victor Fleming MGM 102min (p/s)

6:15pm Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) Red Buttons & Barbara Eden, dir Irwin Allen FOX 1h41min PREMIERE

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: BROADWAY MUSICALS

MUSIC CHALLENGE: BROADWAY MUSICALS BY GEORGE ABBOTT

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

10:00pm The Pajama Game (1957) Doris Day & John Raitt, dir George Abbot & Stanley Donen WB 101min MUSIC-EXEMPT PREMIERE

11:45pm Where’s Charley? (1952) Ray Bolger & Allyn Ann McLerie, dir David Butler WB 1h37m PREMIERE

1:30am The Boys from Syracuse (1940) Allan Jones & Martha Raye, dir A. Edward Sutherland Universal 73min PREMIERE

2:45am On Your Toes (1939) Vera Zorina & Eddie Albert, dir Ray Enright WB 1h34min (p/s)

 

-----------------------------------Saturday June 10, 2017------------------------------------------

 

WILD WEST SHOWGIRLS

4:30am Calamity Jane (1953) Doris Day & Howard Keel, dir David Butler WB 1h41min (p/s)

6:15am Go West Young Lady (1941) Glenn Ford & Ann Miller, dir Frank R Strayer, Columbia 1h10min (p/s)

7:30am Wagon Master (1950) Ben Johnson & Ward Bond, dir John Ford, Argosy 1h26min (p/s)

9:00am Gunfight at Dodge City (1959) Joel McCrea & Julie Adams, dir Joseph M Newman UA 1h21min (p/s)

10:30am Born to the West (1937) John Wayne & Marsha Hunt, dir Charles Barton, Paramount 59min PUBLIC DOMAIN

11:30am Destry Rides Again (1939) James Stewart & Marlene Dietrich, dir George Marshall, Universal 1h34min (p/s)

1:15pm Lust for Gold (1949) Ida Lupino & Glenn Ford, dir S Sylvan Simon, Columbia 1h30min (p/s)

2:45pm Blazing Saddles (1974) Gene Wilder & Cleavon Little, dir Mel Brooks WB 1h33min (p/s)

4:30pm Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943) Alice Faye & John Payne, dir H Bruce Humberstone FOX 1h39min PREMIERE

6:15pm Red Garters (1954) Rosemary Clooney & Jack Carson, dir George Marshall, Paramount 91min PREMIERE

 

BIZARRE EPIDEMICS

8:00pm THE ESSENTIALS: What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) George Peppard & Mary Tyler Moore, dir George Seaton, Universal 1h34min PREMIERE

9:45pm The Andromeda Strain (1971) James Olson & Arthur Hill, dir Robert Wise, Universal 131min (p/s)

12:00am Billion Dollar Brain (1967) Michael Caine & Karl Malden, dir Ken Russell UA 1h51min (p/s)

2:00am TCM UNDERGROUND: Night of the Living Dead (1968) Duane Jones & Judith O’Dea, dir George A Romero, Image Ten 1h36min

 

3:45am TCM UNDERGROUND: The Last Man on Earth (1964) Vincent Price & Franca Bettoia, dir Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow API 1h26min

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Week of June 4-10, 2017

SOTM: Eve Arden

THE ESSENTIALS: What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: Peter Pan (1924) & The Immigrant (1917)

TCM IMPORTS: Rajio no Jikan (Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald) (1997)

TCM UNDERGROUND: Night of the Living Dead (1968) & The Last Man on Earth (1964)

FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: Broadway Musicals

 

CHALLENGES:

1. EFFECTS CHALLENGE: Classic Disney Effects

2. MUSIC CHALLENGE: Broadway Musicals By George Abbott

3. WRITING CHALLENGE: Written By Not Directed By Preston Sturges

4. DIRECTOR CHALLENGE: Variations on Vincente Minnelli

 

PREMIERES:

  1. The Boys from Syracuse (1940)
  2. Captain Lightfoot (1955)
  3. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)
  4. Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)
  5. The Lady Wants Mink (1953)
  6. My Friend Irma (1949)
  7. Night People (1954)
  8. One Night in the Tropics (1940)
  9. Red Garters (1954)
  10. Soup to Nuts (1930)
  11. What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)
  12. Where’s Charley? (1952)

 

FREE PREMIERES:

  1. Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968)
  2. Born to the West (1937)
  3. Damn Yankees (1958)
  4. Goodbye, Charlie (1964)
  5. Hotel Haywire (1937)
  6. Mary Poppins (1964)
  7. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
  8. The Pajama Game (1957)
  9. Thirty Day Princess (1934)

 

STATS:

1910s- 1

1920s- 5

1930s- 18

1940s- 21

1950s- 31

1960s- 15

1970s- 5

1980s- 1

1990s- 2

 

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Don't really feel like going on and on like I usually do, and most of my schedule is self-explanatory, but I should explain a couple of things:

1. Recently Me-TV showed the episodes of I LOVE LUCY in which they visit Hollywood and I noticed that pretty much every time they had a guest star, that guest star mentioned a specific movie they just made or were making at the time. Probably as part of the deal of them guest starring on the show, like they do on talk shows these days. So I scheduled the movies that those guest stars promoted.

 

2. In case there's no confusion about my music challenge entry, "Broadway Musicals By George Abbott," he wrote the scripts for these shows, not the songs. Had to mention who wrote the songs because they are amazing: DAMN YANKEES & PAJAMA GAME are by Adler & Ross, WHERE'S CHARLEY is by Frank Loesser, and both ON YOUR TOES & THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE are by Rodgers & Hart. George Abbott was a genius who not only wrote fantastic scripts for Broadway musicals, but also directed & produced a boatload of Broadway musicals. Hence why I'm honoring this guy.

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July 30 – August 5, 2017

 

SUNDAYJuly 30, 2017

 

“Everyone’s here to meet you including some I thought were dead.”

A Salute to Billie Burke

 

6 AM In Pursuit of Polly (1918) Billie Burke & Thomas Meighan. Dir:  Chet Withey. Paramount, 50 min. Premiere #1

7 AM Only Yesterday (1933) Margaret Sullavan & John Boles. Dir:  John Stahl. Universal, 105 min. Premiere #2

8:45 AM A Bill of Divorcement (1932) John Barrymore & Billie Burke. Dir:  George Cukor. RKO, 76 min. p/s

10:15 AM Dinner At Eight (1934) Marie Dressler & Lionel Barrymore. Dir:  George Cukor. MGM, 110 min. p/s

12:15 PM The Young Philadelphians (1959) Paul Newman & Barbara Rush. Dir:  Vincent Sherman. Warner Brothers, 136 min. p/s

 

“You guys up for a toga party?”

Greeks and Geeks

 

2:45 PM Sorority House (1939) Anne Shirley & James Ellison. Dir:  John Farrow. RKO, 63 min. p/s

4:00 PM Take Care of My Little Girl (1951) Jean Peters & Dale Robertson. Dir:  Jean Negulesco. 20th Century Fox, 94 min. p/s

5:45 PM Animal House (1978) John Belushi & Tim Matheson. Dir:  John Landis. Universal, 109 min. Premiere #3

7:45 PM How to Behave (1936) Robert Benchley. 10 min. Short

 

“If anyone orders merlot, I’m leaving.”

The TCM Wine Club

 

8 PM Blood and Wine (1996) Jack Nicholson & Jennifer Lopez. Dir:  Bob Rafelson. Fox Searchlight Pictures, 101 min. Premiere #4

9:45 PM Days of Wine & Roses (1962) Jack Lemmon & Lee Remick. Dir:

Blake Edwards. Warner Brothers, 117 min. p/s

11:45 PM Wine (1913) Fatty Arbuckle & Ford Sterling. Dir:  George Nichols. Keystone Studios, 10 min. Short

 

The TCM Wine Club (cont.)

Silent Sunday/TCM Imports

 

12 AM Champagne (1928) Betty Balfour & Jean Bradin. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock.

British International Pictures, 93 min. Exempt             

1:45 AM Champagne Charlie (1944) Tommy Trinder & Stanley Holloway. Dir:  Alberto Cavalcanti. Ealing Studios, 72 min. Exempt

3 AM The Champagne Murders (1967) Anthony Perkins & Stephane Audran. Dir:  Claude Chabrol. Universal France, 105 min. Exempt

4:45 AM Champagne for Caesar (1950) Ronald Coleman & Celeste Holm. Dir:  Richard Whorf. 20th UA, 99 min. Premiere #5

 

MONDAYJuly 31, 2017

 

“Cirrhosis are red, violets are blue.  Sugar is sweet and so are you.”

In honor of Challenge 32  --  5 Films from 1932

 

6:30 AM Horse Feathers (1932) Groucho, Chico & Harpo Marz. Dir:  Norman Z. MacLeod. Paramount, 68 min. p/s

7:45 AM Blonde Venus (1932) Marlene Dietrich & Cary Grant. Dir:  Josef von Sternberg. Paramount, 93 min. p/s

9:30 AM Red-Headed Woman (1932) Jean Harlow & Chester Morris. Dir:  Jack Conway. MGM, 79 min. p/s

11 AM Murders In The Rue Morgue (1932) Bela Lugosi & Sidney Fox. Dir:  Robert Florey. Universal, 61 min. p/s

12:15 PM What Price Hollywood? (1932) Constance Bennett & Lowell Sherman. Dir:  George Cukor. RKO, 88 min. p/s

 

“She had warmth, vitality.  She had authentic magnetism.

Wherever we went she stood out.”

20th Century Fox “Jeans”

 

1:45 PM Laura (1944) Gene Tierney & Dana Andrews. Dir:  Otto Preminger.

20th Century Fox, 88 min. p/s

3:15 PM Thunder Birds (1942) Gene Tierney & Preston Foster. Dir:  William Wellman. 20th Century Fox, 79 min. p/s

4:45 PM Pinky (1949) Jeanne Crain & Ethel Barrymore. Dir:  Elia Kazan. 20th Century Fox, 102 min. p/s

6:30 PM Vicki (1953) Jean Peters & Jeanne Crain.  Dir:  Harry Horner. 20th Century Fox, 85 min. p/s

 

“It’s not a code breaker. It’s THE code breaker. No more secrets.”

Breaking The Code

 

8 PM Sneakers (1992) Robert Redford & Sidney Poitier. Dir:  Phil Alden Robinson. Universal, 126 min. Premiere #6

10:15 PM The Imitation Game (2014) Benedict Cumberbatch & Keira Knightley. Dir:  Morten Tyldum. Studio Canal/The Weinstein Company, 114 min. Premiere #7

12:15 AM Rendezvous (1935) William Powell & Rosalind Russell. Dir:  William K. Howard. MGM, 94 min. p/s

2 AM Enigma (2001) Dougray Scott & Kate Winslett. Dir:  Michael Apted. Jagged Films, 119 min. Premiere #8

4 AM The 39 Steps (1935) Robert Donat & Madeleine Carroll Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Gaumont British, 86 min. p/s

5:30 AM MGM Parade #26

 

 

TUESDAYAugust 1, 2017

 

“I had a dream my life would be so different from this hell I am living.”

Depressing Musicals (Challenge #1 -- Musicals)

 

6 AM Show Boat (1936) Irene Dunne & Allan Jones. Dir:  James Whale. Universal, 113 min. p/s

8 AM Carousel (1956) Shirley Jones & Gordon MacRae. Dir:  Henry Koster. 20th Century Fox, 128 min. p/s

10:15 AM Les Miserables (2012) Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe. Dir:  Tom

Hooper. Universal, 158 min. Music-Exempt

1 PM Cabaret (1972) Liza Minnelli & Michael York. Dir:  Bob Fosse. Allied Artists, 124 min. p/s

 

“Who wants a life imprisoned in safety?”

Aviatrix

 

3:15 PM Women In the Wind (1939) Kay Francis & William Gargan. Dir:  John Farrow. Warner Brothers, 63 min. p/s

4:30 PM Tail Spin (1939) Constance Bennett & Alice Faye. Dir:  Roy Del Ruth. 20th Century Fox, 84 min. p/s

6 PM Amelia (2009) Hilary Swank & Richard Gere. Dir:  Mira Nair. Fox Searchlight Films, 111 min. Premiere #9

 

“Oh, this is a refined operation, son and I’ve got it timed down to the last wave of the brakeman’s hand on the last train outta town.”

Star of the Month --  Robert Preston

 

8 PM Illegal Traffic (1938) Robert Preston & J. Carrol Naish. Dir:   Louis King. Paramount, 67 min. Premiere #10

9:30 PM Beau Geste (1939) Gary Cooper & Robert Preston. Dir:  William Wellman. Paramount, 120 min. p/s

11:30 PM This Gun For Hire (1942) Robert Preston & Veronica Lake. Dir:  Frank Tuttle. Paramount, 81 min. p/s

1 AM The Music Man (1962) Robert Preston & Shirley Jones. Dir:  Morton DaCosta. Warner Brothers, 151 min. p/s

3:45 AM Victor/Victoria (1982) Julie Andrews, James Garner & Robert Preston. Dir:  Blake Edwards. MGM, 132 min. p/s

 

WEDNESDAYAugust 2, 2017

 

“I suddenly found out I had some brains and decided to use them.

Happy Birthday Ann Dvorak.

 

6 AM The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932) Ann Dvorak & Lee Tracy. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. First National/W-B, 73 min. p/s

7:15 AM Racing Lady (1937) Ann Dvorak & Harry Carey. Dir:  Wallace Fox. RKO, 59 min. p/s

8:15 AM Housewife (1934) Ann Dvorak & George Brent. Dir:  Alfred E. Green. Warner Brothers, 69 min. p/s

9:30 AM I Was An American Spy (1951) Ann Dvorak & Gene Evans. Dir:  Lesley Selander. Allied Artists, 85 min. p/s

11 AM This Was Paris (1942) Ann Dvorak & Ben Lyon. Dir:  John Harlow. Warner Brothers, 77 min. p/s

 

“Must scold, must nag, mustn’t be too pretty in the mornings.”

Happy Birthday Myrna Loy.

 

12:30 PM Penthouse (1932) Warner Baxter & Myrna Loy. Dir:  W. S. Van Dyke. MGM, 90 min. p/s

2 PM Stamboul Quest (1934) Myrna Loy & George Brent. Dir:  Sam Wood. MGM, 86 min. p/s

3:30 PM Evelyn Prentice (1934) William Powell & Myrna Loy. Dir:  Wiliam K. Howard. MGM, 80 min. p/s

5 PM The Rains Came (1939) Tyrone Power & Myrna Loy. Dir:  Clarence Brown. 20th Century Fox, 103 min. p/s

7 PM Myrna Loy:  So Nice To Come Home To (1991) Host:  Kathleen Turner. Dir:  Richard Schickel. TCM, 46 min. p/s

 

“The poor dope  - he always wanted a pool. 

Well, in the end, he got himself a pool.”

Screenplay/Director  -- The Amazing Billy Wilder (Challenges 3 & 4)

 

8 PM Sunset Blvd (1950) William Holden & Gloria Swanson. Dir/Screenplay:  Billy Wilder. Paramount, 110 min. p/s

10 PM Stalag 17 (1953) William Holden & Don Taylor.  Dir/Screenplay:  Billy Wilder. Paramount, 120 min. p/s

12 AM The Apartment (1960) Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine. Dir/Screenplay:  Billy Wilder. United Artists, 125 min. p/s

2:15 AM Double Indemnity (1944) Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck. Dir/Screenplay:  Billy Wilder. Paramount, 107 min. p/s

4:15 AM Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Tyrone Power & Marlene Dietrich. Dir/Screenplay:  Billy Wilder. MGM, 116 min. p/s

 

THURSDAY, August 3, 2017

 

“Let there be dancing in the streets, drinking in the saloons and necking in

the parlor.”

Screen plays by The Algonquin Roundtable

 

6:15 AM Murder On A Honeymoon (1935) Edna May Oliver & James Gleason.  Dir:  Lloyd Corrigan. W-B, 74 min. p/s (Screenplay by Robert Benchley)

7:30 AM A Night At The Opera (1936) The Marx Brothers. Dir:  Sam Wood. MGM, 90 min. p/s (Screenplay by George S. Kaufman)

9 AM A Star Is Born (1937) Janet Gaynor & Fredric March. Dir:  William Wellman. Selznick Int., 111 min. p/s (Screenplay by Dorothy Parker)

11 AM The Man With Two Faces (1934) Edward G. Robinson & Mary Astor. Dir:  Archie Mayo. First Nat’l/W-B, 72 min. p/s (Screenplay by Alexander Woolcott)

12:15 PM The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946) Fredric March & Myrna Loy. Dir:  William Wyler. Samuel Goldwyn.172 min. (Screenplay by Robert Sherwood)

 

“I loathe tragedy. Such an inferior genre.”

Marcel Carne

 

3:15 PM Children of Paradise (1946) Jean-Louis Barrault & Arletty. Dir:  Marcel Carne. Societe Nouvelle Pathe Cinema, 163 min. p/s

6 PM Hotel du Nord (1938) Annabella & Jean-Pierre Aumont. Dir:  Marcel Carne. SEDIF/Imperial Film, 83 min. Premiere #11

7:30 PM Carnival in Paris (1937) Henry Brandon & Harry Burns. Dir:  Wilhelm Thiele. MGM, 22 min. p/s

 

If we don’t end war, war will end us.”

Percy aka “Pop” Day, Master of Matte Painting (Challenge #2 – Movie Magic/SFX)

 

8 PM Napoleon (1927) Albert Dieudonne & Gina Manes. Dir:  Abel Gance. Gaumont, 235 min. p/s

12 AM Things To Come (1936) Raymond Massey & Ralph Richardson. Dir:  William Cameron Menzies. London Film Productions, 92 min. p/s

1:45 AM In Which We Serve (1942) Noel Coward & John Mills. Dir:  Noel Coward & David Lean. Two Cities Films, 115 min. p/s

3:45 AM The Four Feathers (1939) John Clements & June Duprez. Dir:  Zoltan Korda. UA/London Films, 129 min. p/s

 

FRIDAYAugust 4, 2017

 

“Three people may keep a secret if two of them are dead.”

Secrets

 

6 AM Secret Beyond the Door (1947) Michael Redgrave & Joan Bennett. Dir:  Fritz Lang. Diana Prod. Co., 73 min. p/s

7:15 AM Secrets (1933) Mary Pickford & Leslie Howard. Dir:  Frank Borzage. Mary Pickford Co., 90 min. p/s

8:45 AM Secrets of An Actress (1938) Kay Francis & Ian Hunter. Dir:  William Keighley. Warner Brothers, 70 min. p/s

10 AM The Secret of Madame Blanche (1933) Irene Dunne & Lionel Atwill. Dir:  Charles Brabin. MGM, 84 min. p/s

11:30 AM The Secret of St. Ives (1949) Richard Ney & Vanessa Brown. Dir:  Phil Rosen. Columbia, 75 min. p/s

 

“I’ll cut your ears off for that one, Copper!”

Happy Birthday, Joseph Calleia.

 

12:45 PM Public Hero #1 (1935) Chester Morris & Joseph Calleia. Dir:  J. Walter Reuben. MGM, 88 min. p/s

2:15 PM Tough Guy (1936) Jackie Cooper & Joseph Calleia. Dir:  Chester M. Franklin. MGM, 75 min. p/s

3:30 PM Exclusive Story (1936) Franchot Tone & Joseph Calleia. Dir:  George B. Seitz. MGM, 73 min. p/s

4:45 PM Sundown (1941) Gene Tierney & Bruce Cabot. Dir: Henry Hathaway. UA/Walter Wanger Pictures, 90 min. p/s

6:15 PM Cry Tough (1959) John Saxon & Linda Cristal. Dir:  Paul Stanley. UA, 84 min. p/s

7:45 PM A Night At The Movies. Robert Benchley, Dir:  Roy Rowland. MGM, 10 min. p/s

 

“It was an evil house from the beginning  -- a house that was born bad.”

Old Dark Houses

 

8 PM The Old Dark House (1932) Boris Karloff & Melvyn Douglas. Dir:  James Whale. Universal, 71 min. p/s

9:15 PM The Black Cat (1934) Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi. DIr:  Edgar G. Ulmer.

Universal, 65 min. p/s

10:30 PM The Monster (1927) Lon Chaney & Johnny Arthur. Dir:  Roland West. MGM, 86 min. p/s

12 AM The Cat and The Canary (1925) Laura LaPlante & Forrest Stanley. Dir:  Paul Leni. Universal, 82 min. p/s

1:30 AM The Haunting (1963) Julie Harris & Claire Bloom. Dir:  Robert Wise. MGM, 114 min. p/s

3:30 AM Hold That Ghost (1941) Bud Abbott & Lou Costello. Dir:  Arthur Lubin. Universal, 85 min. p/s

5 AM Secret of the Blue Room (1933) Lionel Atwill & Gloria Stuart. Dir:  Kurt Neumann. Universal, 66 min. p/s

 

SATURDAYAugust 5, 2017

 

“How can we get a nice little war going?”

Directors Who Began As Editors

 

6:15 AM Pygmalion (1937) Leslie Howard & Wendy Hiller.  Dir:  Anthony Asquith & Leslie Howard. Gabriel Pascal Productions, 89 min. p/s (Editor:  David Lean)

7:45 AM Gunga Din (1939) Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. & Cary Grant. Dir:  George Stevens. RKO, 96 min. p/s (Editor:  John Sturges)

9:30 AM Gentleman Jim (1942) Errol Flynn & Alexis Smith. Dir: Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers, 104 min. p/s (Montage Editor:  Don Siegel)

11:15 AM Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Peter Sellers & George C. Scott. Dir:  Stanley Kubrick. Columbia, 95 min. p/s (Editor:  Anthony Harvey)

 

“My press card’s out of date?  Damn.”

War Correspondents

 

1 PM The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) Mel Gibson & Linda Hunt. Dir:  Peter Weir. MGM, 114 min. p/s

3 PM The Killing Fields (1984) Sam Waterston & Haing S. Ngor. Dir:  Roland Joffe. Warner Brothers, 141 min. p/s

5:30 PM Salvador (1986) James Woods & James Belushi. Dir:  Oliver Stone.

Helmdale Film, 122 min. Premiere #12

 

“Go ahead, jump.  He never loved you, so why go on living?”

Guest Programmer --  Mrs. Danvers

 

8 PM The Servant (1963) Dick Bogarde & Sarah Miles. Dir: Joseph Losey. Elstree Studio Films, 112 min. p/s TCM Essential

10 AM The Nanny (1965) Bette Davis & William Dix. Dir:  Seth Holt. Assoc. British Picture Corp., 91 min. p/s

11:45 PM In Old Chicago (1938) Tyrone Power & Alice Faye. Dir:  Henry King.

20th Century Fox, 96 min. p/s

 

“The only way to resign from our profession is to die.”

Mata Hari x 2  -- TCM Underground

 

1:30 AM Mata Hari (1985) Sylvia Kristel & Oliver Tobias. Dir:  Curtis Harrington.

Golan-Globus, 108 min. Exempt (TCM Underground)

3:30 Mata Hari (1931) Greta Garbo & Ramon Navarro. Dir:  George Fitzmaurice. MGM, 89 min. p/s

5 AM The Divine Greta Garbo (1990) Host:  Glenn Close. Dir:  Susan F. Walker.

 

TCM, 47 min. p/s

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Lydecker's programming notes:

 

Week of July 30 – August 5, 2017

 

SOTM:  Robert Preston

The Essential: The Servant (1963)

Friday Night Spotlight:  Old Dark Houses

Guest Programmer:  Mrs. Danvers

Silent Sunday:  Champagne (1928)

TCM Imports:  Champagne Charlie (1944) & The Champagne Murders (1967)

TCM Underground:  Mata Hari x 2 (1981 & 1931)

Programming Challenge #1:  Play It, Sam: Depressing Musicals

Programming Challenge #2:  It’s Practically Magic: Percy Day, Master of Matte Painting

Bonus Challenges: Screenplays/Director:  The Amazing Billy Wilder

 

TCM Premieres:

In Pursuit of Polly (1918)

Only Yesterday (1933)

Animal House (1978)

Blood and Wine (1996)

Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Sneakers (1992)

The Imitation Game (2014)

Enigma (2001)

Amelia (2009)

Illegal Traffic (1938)

Hotel du Nord (1938)

Salvador (1986)

 

Exempt Premieres:

Champagne (1928)

Champagne Charlie (1944)

The Champagne Murders (1967)

Les Miserables (2014)

 

By decade:

 

1910’s - 1

1920’s - 4

1930’s – 44

1940’s - 14

1950’s - 11

1960’s - 8

1970’s - 2

1980’s - 5

1990’s - 2

2000’s – 1

2010’s – 1

 

Sunday starts with Billie Burke and then segues into sorority/fraternity films.  A “TCM Wine Club” Film Festival takes center stage Sunday night and continues through Silent Sunday and TCM Imports. Cheers!  Monday morning we have some great films from 1932 (in honor of Challenge #32) and in the afternoon, a few films from the three 20th Century Fox “Jeans.” Monday primetime features some great “code breaker” movies, including two TCM Premieres.

 

Contrary to popular opinion, musicals are not all “all happy, all the time.”  Some actually

 

deal with very serious subjects and can be downright depressing.  Hey, it’s not all “Singin’ In the Rain!” And, so, for Challenge #1 (musicals) I have chosen to feature musicals of this ilk.  Hum along through your tears. In the afternoon we move on to Aviatrix and then Tuesday primetime is a salute to my Star of the Month, the amazingly versatile Robert Preston. (Consider this a big hint, TCM Programmers.) Wednesday begins with birthday salutes to both Ann Dvorak & Myrna Loy (who knew two such talented ladies shared a birthday?) then moves into my “combo” screenplay/director challenge which salutes the brilliant Billy Wilder who was both a writer and a director and did both things brilliantly. The members of the Algonquin Roundtable take center stage Thursday morning with films based on screenplays written by 5 of the founding members and in the afternoon we put the spotlight on one of my favorite directors, Marcel Carne. I’ve always been amazed by the magic of matte painting and its ability to fool the eye.  Challenge #2 (It’s Almost Magic) celebrates one of the early matte painting magicians, British artist W. Percy Day.  He greatly advanced the art of matte painting and also mentored many folks who continue to work movie magic via matte painting today.  Friday AM is all about “secrets” then moves into a birthday salute to Joseph Calleia.  And for those of you who love “things that go bump in the night,” films, the Friday Night Spotlight features movies about Old Dark Houses.  Saturday brings a series of films edited by future directors then moves into movies about war correspondents.  In primetime my guest programmer, Mrs. Danvers of “Rebecca,” intros two films about devious servants; the TCM Essential, “The Servant” and Bette Davis as “The Nanny.”  And, because Mrs. Danvers just can’t resist a good fire, her final selection of the evening is “In Old Chicago. ”Mata Hari x 2 wraps up the evening  (and the week) with “Mata Hari,” (1985) my TCM Underground choice.

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I voted by private messenger so as to not influence anyone.  But I keep checking this thread to see if someone posts a vote in the thread.

 

Glad to see that fellow nominees enjoy each other's programming choices.

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Wow! Four great schedules.  Everyone did a great job.  I found it amusing that each schedule (or at least three of them) included The Wizard of Oz.   I'm sorry I couldn't participate this go around.  I've been so busy, I just didn't have the time to dedicate to crafting a decent schedule.  Based on the schedules posted here, I'm sure that mine would not have been nearly as good as these.  I hope to be able to participate in the next challenge--though if it's in May, then it may be difficult.  According to my warehouse supervisor, next month is supposed to be "stupid busy." His words not mine.  

 

But I digress.  Stevo, you created an excellent challenge, I hope to see you participate in future challenges.  I really enjoyed reading all of the submitted schedules. 

 

Lydecker, 

 

I loved your salute to sorority/fraternity films, especially the inclusion of Animal House.  I love that movie.  I also enjoyed the 20th Century "Jeans" schedule, the birthday tributes to Ann Dvorak and Myrna Loy and the salute to aviatrixes.  

 

Lonesome,

 

I loved your focus on Pulitzer Prize winners, the "Stop the Wedding!" marathon, bizarre epidemics, Eve Arden as SOTM and of course, the "I Love Lucy" guest stars! 

 

Skimpole,

 

I loved your Lusitania films, the British Invasion, the Paulette Goddard and Don Ameche birthday tributes, and the films focused on screenwriting.

 

Cinema Int'l,

 

I loved your feature on European directors, the Snappy pre code films, Ida Lupino, Marlene Dietrich and Kay Francis.  

 

Great job everyone! 

 

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My Vote goes to:

 

LONESOME POLECAT!! 

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All of these schedules are quite wonderful! I do hope that: TCM Programmer continues to monitor the: Challenges and is prepared to steal borrow be inspired by them.

 

I find after consideration of all factors that my early prediction was accurate:

 

I must vote for: Skimpole.

 

The birthday tributes to: Howard Hawks, Don Ameche, Clint Eastwood, Frank Morgan, Josef von Sternberg and Paulette Goddard are truly the heart of: Classic Hollywood. I must admit a tiny bit of bias as I choose: Paulette Goddard for: Star of the Month in my first-ever Challenge entry exactly six years ago and selected some of the same movies.

 

What truly touched me in this schedule is the delicacy, understanding and relevance of the movies selected for comparison of: Alexander Sokurov and Aleksei German. I have seen many people include foreign movies in their schedules but there has at all times been a dissonance. Your selections have a resonance which highlights their commonality and divergences. It is excellent comparison.

 

I congratulate all entrants for their wonderful taste and I thank them for all the hard work.

 

I thank also: Stevomachino for creating a wonderful Challenge. I know that it is not easy and that running the Challenge can be much hard work.

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Just a quick mid-voting-period update.

We currently have a very tight race going on, which should make it fun coming down the stretch!

So if you have yet to cast your vote, and would like to do so, be sure to post/PM by 11:59pm Sunday April 24th.

Thanks!

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I just want everyone to know that TCM does steal from our schedules. I have had many a premiere of mine end up being a premiere on TCM, such as A NEW LEAF and WHAT A WAY TO GO, among others, and have even had whole themes being lifted from my schedules. For example, I just got my TCM Now Playing Guide for next month and saw that they are doing a whole tribute to people who fled Germany when the Nazis took over (Fritz Lang, Marlene Dietrich, etc), which I programmed in one of my schedules. Proud day for me! Not sure whether they saw it and copied directly or if it was just some inception, but I'm still proud to see some of my hard work show up on TCM for real. And I know I'm not the only one who's had this good fortune.

 

The point is, it's way worth it to write these, not just because they're fun to do, but it's the most effective way to Request a Movie there is. So if anyone is looking at these who's wondering if they should give the next challenge a shot, please do--you'll never regret it!

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I thought all of the schedules were awesome but my particular favorites were Lonesome Polecat's and Lydecker's.  I've gone back and forth between the two but I think Mrs. Danvers as Guest Programmer tipped the scale for me.  So, my vote goes to Lydecker with a big regret that you can't vote for two schedules.

 

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I thought all of the schedules were awesome but my particular favorites were Lonesome Polecat's and Lydecker's.  I've gone back and forth between the two but I think Mrs. Danvers as Guest Programmer tipped the scale for me.  So, my vote goes to Lydecker with a big regret that you can't vote for two schedules.

 

FitzMularkey

 

Thanks! 

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I just want everyone to know that TCM does steal from our schedules. I have had many a premiere of mine end up being a premiere on TCM, such as A NEW LEAF and WHAT A WAY TO GO, among others, and have even had whole themes being lifted from my schedules. For example, I just got my TCM Now Playing Guide for next month and saw that they are doing a whole tribute to people who fled Germany when the Nazis took over (Fritz Lang, Marlene Dietrich, etc), which I programmed in one of my schedules. Proud day for me! Not sure whether they saw it and copied directly or if it was just some inception, but I'm still proud to see some of my hard work show up on TCM for real. And I know I'm not the only one who's had this good fortune.

 

The point is, it's way worth it to write these, not just because they're fun to do, but it's the most effective way to Request a Movie there is. So if anyone is looking at these who's wondering if they should give the next challenge a shot, please do--you'll never regret it!

 

I agree.  I think we have all seen program blocks on TCM that we are positive have been lifted from Challenge schedules which is so much fun. Too bad TCM Programmers don't take more of our SOTM suggestions but maybe someday . . . 

 

Lydecker

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