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2016 SCHEDULE

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Thought I'd make a thread, since we will probably have the schedule information in the next week or so.

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I think Van Johnson is a shoo-in. Why? It's his hundredth birthday on August 25th. He was an MGM contract player for many years, and a lot of his films are in the TCM/Turner library. I'd be very surprised if he was not honored.

 

Also maybe-- Lena Horne. STORMY WEATHER is on the July schedule. Could it be repeated for Lena in August..?

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We're still waiting to find out who this year's honorees will be. Last year the information was released on May 9th. 

 

Hopefully we will hear something today or tomorrow. Or else it won't be until next week. Schedule details are never revealed on the weekend.

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We're still waiting to find out who this year's honorees will be. Last year the information was released on May 9th. 

 

Hopefully we will hear something today or tomorrow. Or else it won't be until next week. Schedule details are never revealed on the weekend.

 

I'll bet that TCM is still finalizing the rights to certain titles and are waiting to release the schedule until they have everything in order.

 

I noticed that WINCHESTER '73 and DESTRY RIDES AGAIN have recently both been pulled from the July schedule. I still think that James Stewart will be featured in this year's SUTS line-up, though, because TCM will be airing HARVEY in June and it's a Universal title the programmers would surely want to repeat.

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I'll bet that TCM is still finalizing the rights to certain titles and are waiting to release the schedule until they have everything in order.

 

I noticed that WINCHESTER '73 and DESTRY RIDES AGAIN have recently both been pulled from the July schedule. I still think that James Stewart will be featured in this year's SUTS line-up, though, because TCM will be airing HARVEY in June and it's a Universal title the programmers would surely want to repeat.

I didn't realise the two westerns were pulled...bummer. I agree the programmers are probably still finalizing the rights on some of the other titles. 

 

As for HARVEY-- that could just be a one-time airing. When TCM broadcast IVY (a Universal noir with Joan Fontaine) back in January, it was not repeated. They have had several themes and birthday spotlights where it could have worked again on the schedule.

 

There are plenty of MGM and Columbia films TCM can use for a Jimmy Stewart SUTS day. And I agree that he will probably get one. If HARVEY is scheduled again, and if those Universal westerns resurface, we will mention it here in the thread.

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Interesting...

 

TCM has posted on their social media platforms this afternoon that they are letting members of the TCM Backlot fan club vote on one of the SUTS selections this year. This is, I presume, what was meant in the promo by "opportunities to influence programming." Members have the option to select either Hedy Lamarr or Ava Gardner.  

 

I realize that TCM is a business and it has always operated as a business, but I think it is not right to offer people who can afford membership in their fan club greater influence than other TCM viewers. This suggests that people with that kind of money to spare somehow have better taste than those that don't. I didn't mean to go off on that little tangent, but the democratic socialist in me couldn't resist.

 

At any rate, I guess we won't be seeing the SUTS schedule until next week at the earliest so members have time to vote.

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Interesting...

 

TCM has posted on their social media platforms this afternoon that they are letting members of the TCM Backlot fan club vote on one of the SUTS selections this year. This is, I presume, what was meant in the promo by "opportunities to influence programming." Members have the option to select either Hedy Lamarr or Ava Gardner.  

 

I realize that TCM is a business and it has always operated as a business, but I think it is not right to offer people who can afford membership in their fan club greater influence than other TCM viewers. This suggests that people with that kind of money to spare somehow have better taste than those that don't. I didn't mean to go off on that little tangent, but the democratic socialist in me couldn't resist.

 

At any rate, I guess we won't be seeing the SUTS schedule until next week at the earliest so members have time to vote.

Well, since I'm not paying money to be a member of this club, I guess it does not matter what artists I would like to see.

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Interesting...

 

TCM has posted on their social media platforms this afternoon that they are letting members of the TCM Backlot fan club vote on one of the SUTS selections this year. This is, I presume, what was meant in the promo by "opportunities to influence programming." Members have the option to select either Hedy Lamarr or Ava Gardner.  

 

I realize that TCM is a business and it has always operated as a business, but I think it is not right to offer people who can afford membership in their fan club greater influence than other TCM viewers. This suggests that people with that kind of money to spare somehow have better taste than those that don't. I didn't mean to go off on that little tangent, but the democratic socialist in me couldn't resist.

 

At any rate, I guess we won't be seeing the SUTS schedule until next week at the earliest so members have time to vote.

Are we to assume that they have 30 days decided, and they are letting the Backlot members pick the remaining day-- but it has to be one of those MGM contract actresses..? Is that what is going on?

 

So yeah, I guess we won't have a finalized schedule until that is done. When does the voting need to be completed by..?

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Are we to assume that they have 30 days decided, and they are letting the Backlot members pick the remaining day-- but it has to be one of those MGM contract actresses..? Is that what is going on?

 

So yeah, I guess we won't have a finalized schedule until that is done. When does the voting need to be completed by..?

 

Good questions.

 

I would assume at this point that it's just the one honoree the programmers are letting the fans decide on. As I understand it from what I've read on social media, it has to be either Hedy Lamarr or Ava Gardner -- both of whom, as you note, were MGM contract players. So it's fairly easy to fill 24 hours with either actresses films.

 

I'm not a member of the TCM Backlot, so I have no information regarding when this vote needs to be completed. 

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Good questions.

 

I would assume at this point that it's just the one honoree the programmers are letting the fans decide on. As I understand it from what I've read on social media, it has to be either Hedy Lamarr or Ava Gardner -- both of whom, as you note, were MGM contract players. So it's fairly easy to fill 24 hours with either actresses films.

 

I'm not a member of the TCM Backlot, so I have no information regarding when this vote needs to be completed. 

I think it is significant they are not letting Backlot members vote on films, only on the performers (and they are making those choices very limited).

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So it now seems that TCM Backlot members will get to decide on two SUTS honorees this year -- one male and one female.

 

As previously mentioned in this thread, the options for the female star are MGM contract players Hedy Lamarr and Ava Gardner. This morning TCM announced on social media that Backlot members will also get to pick one of two Warner Bros. stars -- James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson.

 

Once more, as TopBilled has said, it's significant that Backlot members will only get to decide who is honored from a very limited number of performers and that they are not getting to vote regarding which films will be programmed.

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So it now seems that TCM Backlot members will get to decide on two SUTS honorees this year -- one male and one female.

 

As previously mentioned in this thread, the options for the female star are MGM contract players Hedy Lamarr and Ava Gardner. This morning TCM announced on social media that Backlot members will also get to pick one of two Warner Bros. stars -- James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson.

 

Once more, as TopBilled has said, it's significant that Backlot members will only get to decide who is honored from a very limited number of performers and that they are not getting to vote regarding which films will be programmed.

In my opinion-- if a vote is cast for Hedy Lamarr, it should not be for TCM to re-air BOOM TOWN for the millionth time. Instead, it should be for TCM to air SAMSON AND DELILAH, which is her most famous film. It would be more beneficial to vote for a classic Paramount film by an iconic director, where Hedy is at her best-- then to just use this whole thing as an excuse to show films in the TCM/Turner library the programmers will pick without input from viewers. Plus, these are titles that can be played any day of the year.

 

And how many times have Cagney and Robinson been featured? Don't get me wrong, I love them-- but how about foreign actors who played gangsters in British or Italian films? Wouldn't that be less predictable and more interesting?

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SUMMER UNDER THE STARS 2016

 

1..EDWARD G. ROBINSON

2. LUCILLE BALL

3..BING CROSBY

4..FAY WRAY

5..KARL MALDEN

6..MONTGOMERY CLIFT

7..JEAN HARLOW

8..ESTHER WILLIAMS

9..TIM HOLT

10..HEDY LAMARR

11..SPENCER TRACY

12..JANET GAYNOR

13..RALPH RICHARDSON

14..CYD CHARISSE

15..RODDY MCDOWALL

16..ANNE BAXTER

17..JAMES EDWARDS

18..ANGIE DICKINSON

19..RUBY KEELER

20..HUMPHREY BOGART

21..BETTE DAVIS

22..ROBERT MONTGOMERY

23..BRIGITTE BARDOT

24..CONSTANCE CUMMINGS

25..VAN JOHNSON

26..BORIS KARLOFF

27..JAMES GARNER

28..JEAN ARTHUR

29..CHARLES BOYER

30..JEAN SIMMONS

31..DEAN MARTIN

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August 1, 2016

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TIGER SHARK (WB)

LITTLE CAESAR (WB)

FIVE STAR FINAL (WB)

KID GALAHAD (WB)

THE SEA WOLF (WB)

ILLEGAL (WB)

DOUBLE INDEMNITY (PAR)

LARCENY INC. (WB)

SCARLET STREET (UNI, Public Domain)

THE RED HOUSE (UA, Public Domain)

OUR VINES HAVE TENDER GRAPES (MGM)

THE STRANGER (RKO)

THE CINCINNATI KID (MGM)

 

WB=Warner Brothers; PAR=Paramount; UNI=Universal; UA=United Artists; MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; RKO=Radio Pictures.

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August 2, 2016

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BEAUTY FOR THE ASKING (RKO)

NEXT TIME I MARRY (RKO)

THE AFFAIRS OF ANNABEL (RKO)

THAT’S RIGHT YOU’RE WRONG (RKO)

FIVE CAME BACK (RKO)

THE BIG STREET (RKO)

A GIRL, A GUY AND A GOB (RKO)

FOREVER DARLING (MGM)

CRITIC’S CHOICE (WB)

THE DARK CORNER (FOX)

YOURS, MINE AND OURS (UA)

THE LONG, LONG TRAILER (MGM)

BEST FOOT FORWARD (MGM)

MAME (WB)

 

RKO=Radio Pictures; MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; WB=Warner Brothers; FOX=20th Century Fox; UA=United Artists.

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August 3, 2016

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GOING HOLLYWOOD (MGM)

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (COL)

THE ROAD TO HONG KONG (UA)

MAN ON FIRE (MGM)

HIGH SOCIETY (MGM)

A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT (PAR)

BLUE SKIES (PAR)

RHYTHM ON THE RANGE (PAR)

GOING MY WAY (PAR)

THE COUNTRY GIRL (PAR)

ROAD TO MOROCCO (PAR)

SING, YOU SINNERS (PAR)

ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS (WB)

 

MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; COL=Columbia; UA=United Artists; PAR=Paramount; WB=Warner Brothers.

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August 4, 2016

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THE UNHOLY GARDEN (UA)

ANN CARVER’S PROFESSION (COL)

WILDCAT BUS (RKO)

DOCTOR X (WB)

THE RICHEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (RKO)

BLACK MOON (COL)

CAPTAIN THUNDER (WB)

THE CLAIRVOYANT (GAU)

THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (WB)

THEY MET IN A TAXI (COL)

THE WEDDING MARCH (PAR)

KING KONG (RKO)

THUNDERBOLT (PAR)

ONCE TO EVERY WOMAN (COL)

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (RKO)

ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON (PAR)

 

UA=United Artists; COL=Columbia; RKO=Radio Pictures; WB=Warner Brothers; GAU=Gaumont; PAR=Paramount.

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August 5, 2016

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PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE (WB)

HOT MILLIONS (MGM)

HOTEL (MGM)

TAKE THE HIGH GROUND! (MGM)

BOMBERS B-52 (WB)

CAT O’NINE TAILS (MGM)

GYPSY (WB)

ON THE WATERFRONT (COL)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (WB)

ALL FALL DOWN (WB)

BABY DOLL (WB)

TWILIGHT TIME (UA)

 

WB=Warner Brothers; MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; COL=Columbia; UA=United Artists.

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August 6, 2016

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THE DEFECTOR (WB)

THE BIG LIFT (FOX, Public Domain)

LONELYHEARTS (UA)

SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (COL)

THE MISFITS (UA)

THE SEARCH (MGM)

WILD RIVER (FOX)

RED RIVER (UA)

A PLACE IN THE SUN (PAR)

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (COL)

RAINTREE COUNTY (MGM)

 

WB=Warner Brothers; FOX=20th Century Fox; UA=United Artists; COL=Columbia; MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; PAR=Paramount.

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August 7, 2016

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RIFFRAFF (MGM)

SARATOGA (MGM)

THE BEAST OF THE CITY (MGM)

PERSONAL PROPERTY (MGM)

CHINA SEAS (MGM)

DINNER AT EIGHT (MGM)

LIBELED LADY (MGM)

RED DUST (MGM)

BOMBSHELL (MGM)

WIFE VS. SECRETARY (MGM)

RECKLESS (MGM)

RED-HEADED WOMAN (MGM)

SUZY (MGM)

 

MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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August 8, 2016

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THE HOODLUM SAINT (MGM)

FIESTA (MGM)

TEXAS CARNIVAL (MGM)

PAGAN LOVE SONG (MGM)

EASY TO LOVE (MGM)

ON AN ISLAND WITH YOU (MGM)

DANGEROUS WHEN WET (MGM)

SKIRTS AHOY! (MGM)

BATHING BEAUTY (MGM)

MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID (MGM)

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME (MGM)

NEPTUNE’S DAUGHTER (MGM)

THRILL OF A ROMANCE (MGM)

 

MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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August 9, 2016

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THE LAW WEST OF TOMBSTONE (RKO)

SIX-GUN GOLD (RKO)

PIRATES OF THE PRAIRIES (RKO)

FIGHTING FRONTIER (RKO)

SAGEBRUSH LAW (RKO)

THE ARIZONA RANGER (RKO)

GUN SMUGGLERS (RKO)

MASKED RAIDERS (RKO)

THE MYSTERIOUS DESPERADO (RKO)

RIDERS OF THE RANGE (RKO)

OVERLAND TELEGRAPH (RKO)

SADDLE LEGION (RKO)

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (WB)

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (RKO)

FIFTH AVENUE GIRL (RKO)

HITLER’S CHILDREN (RKO)

THE ROOKIE COP (RKO)

GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT (WB)

 

RKO=Radio Pictures; WB=Warner Brothers.

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August 10, 2016

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I TAKE THIS WOMAN (MGM)

HER HIGHNESS AND THE BELLBOY (MGM)

H.M. PULHAM, ESQ. (MGM)

CROSSROADS (MGM)

TORTILLA FLAT (MGM)

EXPERIMENT PERILOUS (RKO)

THE CONSPIRATORS (WB)

WHITE CARGO (MGM)

LADY OF THE TROPICS (MGM)

THE HEAVENLY BODY (MGM)

COME LIVE WITH ME (MGM)

COMRADE X (MGM)

A LADY WITHOUT PASSPORT (MGM)

 

MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; RKO=Radio Pictures; WB=Warner Brothers.

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August 11, 2016

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20,000 YEARS IN SING SING (WB)

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (MGM)

CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (MGM)

A GUY NAMED JOE (MGM)

BOOM TOWN (MGM)

WOMAN OF THE YEAR (MGM)

DESK SET (FOX)

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (UA)

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (MGM)

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA (WB)

BOYS TOWN (MGM)

WHIPSAW (MGM)

 

WB=Warner Brothers; MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; FOX=20th Century Fox; UA=United Artists.

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August 12, 2016

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SMALL TOWN GIRL (MGM)

THE YOUNG IN HEART (UA)

THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE (FOX)

DELICIOUS (FOX)

A STAR IS BORN (UA)

STATE FAIR (FOX)

CHANGE OF HEART (FOX)

LUCKY STAR (FOX)

STREET ANGEL (FOX)

LADIES IN LOVE (FOX)

SUNNYSIDE UP (FOX)

THREE LOVES HAS NANCY (MGM)

 

MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; UA=United Artists; FOX=20th Century Fox.

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August 13, 2016

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THE PASSIONATE STRANGER (BL)

THINGS TO COME (UA)

OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS (BL)

THE SOUND BARRIER (BL)

THE FOUR FEATHERS (UA)

TIME BANDITS (PAR)

THE WRONG BOX (COL)

THE HEIRESS (PAR)

THE FALLEN IDOL (BL)

ANNA KARENINA (BL)

OSCAR WILDE (FOX)

THE DIVORCE OF LADY X (UA)

 

BL=British Lion; UA=United Artists; PAR=Paramount; COL=Columbia; FOX=20th Century Fox.

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