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  1. I completely agree with you. I understand that it was likely hard to license all the films with almost all of them being premieres, but it would be nice for at least some of them to be put on WatchTCM, especially since this is a monthly spotlight. I was looking forward to going through a bunch of the films I haven't seen, but I was upset to see that none were on WatchTCM, as I could only watch one live (really enjoyed OHMSS!) and couldn't record any.
  2. I like the suggestions above and would like to add a bunch of my own: Robert Preston (number one want) Louis Calhern Anouk Aimee Alain Delon Margaret Lockwood Ward Bond Arthur Kennedy Judith Anderson Leon Ames Alida Valli John Cassavetes Terence Stamp Joanne Woodward Albert Finney Jane Greer Richard Basehart Jose Ferrer Lyle Talbot Jean Peters Max von Sydow Ralph Meeker Madeleine Carroll Jack Hawkins Sal Mineo Donald O'Connor Robert Wagner Natalie Wood (make up for this past year!)
  3. Cary seems the quintessential match for Bond. It's a shame how the timing worked with him approaching 60 as Dr. No was filmed. Clive would be excellent.
  4. This is a tougher one to picture I think because we all have an image of Reed as Bill Sikes or Athos in The Three Musketeers. Seeing him in a clip like this gave me the idea. I agree to an extant. He was most definitely misused and also had some bad decisions/bad luck. Supposedly, he turned down the Alfie film, even though he played the part on Broadway, and was the original choice for the lead in Blowup, but was dropped for David Hemmings. Who knows what his career would have looked like with those two roles. I would say he is underrated in the sense that his name isn't often mentioned with the likes of O'Toole, Caine, Finney, but I feel he was just as good. Bates would have been interesting and fun to see. Absolutely. He seemed so at ease in the part. I would have loved to see Julie play a Bond girl. Based off of Harper, I think Pamela Tiffin could have been good too. I'll also mention Catherine Deneuve.
  5. With the upcoming spotlight in September on James Bond films, I felt this would be a fun topic of discussion. Who are some actors that were never cast as James Bond that you would have liked to see portray the character? Here are my choices: Terence Stamp - I think he would have been marvelous. He had the looks, the talent, the sarcasm. A very underrated actor. Oliver Reed - Reed had such a terrific presence on screen. With his manner and delivery, Reed would have been a natural fit in the role and highly memorable. Patrick McGoohan - Excellent in Danger Man/Secret Agent, McGoohan would have been a perfect choice for Bond. Unfortunately, he declined the role, but at least we have a good idea of how he would have behaved as Bond from his portrayal of John Drake.
  6. I thoroughly enjoyed creating my first schedule. Thank you to CinemaInternational for creating this challenge and for everyone that keeps these programming challenges running. It was great having the opportunity to publicize some of the ideas and films I'd like to see premiere and/or return to TCM. The only trouble is there are too many ideas and films to trim into a single week! My vote goes for the schedule I feel had the most creative themes. With that being said, I vote for LonesomePolecat. I really enjoyed the TV detectives programming block, as I like those shows (especially Kojak and Rockford), the tribute to William Conrad, and the work of Robert Krasker, who is one of the greats. However, I will subtract an imaginary point for not including any of these three favorites: Odd Man Out, Billy Budd, or The Collector. At least we got the cuckoo clock. Can't wait for the next challenge! Hope they become more frequent in the future, as more challenges mean more ideas online for TCM to notice and program!
  7. It is an original story by Rowland Brown and was nominated as such at the Academy Awards. Plus, it is Warner Brothers, which makes it stranger that it hasn't aired since 2009. A shame too, since it is a terrific film.
  8. I'm happy to see Teorema premiering. It's strange, but features good performances from Terence Stamp and Silvana Mangano. I love Sweet Smell of Success, so I look forward to rewatching that on the Essentials. November 7th is all Cagney, which is wonderful. Does anyone know or can guess why Angels with Dirty Faces never airs? It hasn't aired since 2009. I'm excited to watch The Red Shoes, Seven Samurai, The Anderson Tapes, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Fanny and Alexander, to name a few. And of course, glad to see The Three Musketeers on the schedule. All for one and one for all!
  9. Athos’ Schedule - Challenge #41 “A Week Less Ordinary” January 5 - 11, 2020 Star of the Month: Richard Widmark TCM Spotlight: Federico Fellini Centennial and Edgar Allan Poe Award Winners The Essentials: The Conformist (1970) Noir Alley: Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) Silent Sunday: The Iron Mask (1929) TCM Imports: Starring Silvana Mangano TCM Underground: Gangster Stamp Challenge #1 - New Material for TCM: 29 Premieres Challenge #2 - New Star of the Month: Richard Widmark Challenge #3 - Cinema’s Origins: Ronald Colman Challenge #4 - TCM Message Board Guest Programmer: Lonesome Polecat Programming Notes: Sunday begins with a double feature taking place underground in the subways of New York City. After a repeat of Kiss Me Deadly, away we go into an afternoon salute to The Great One, Jackie Gleason. Sunday primetime features the work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. From there, we catch up with Douglas Fairbanks in The Iron Mask on Silent Sunday Night. TCM Imports this week features the lovely Silvana Mangano in two Italian classics. Monday takes us on a sightseeing tour of 1960’s New York City. Keep your eyes open for stops at the United Nations Building, Rockefeller Center, Washington Square Park and more! The late afternoon takes a turn with some thrilling films from William Wyler. You’ll never see Terence Stamp the same way again! Join us for primetime with jazz pianist, Herbie Hancock as he discusses a lineup of movies scored by jazz legends, including himself. Tuesday begins with a four film tribute to Ronald Colman’s silent film days. Among the highlights are the original versions of Stella Dallas and Beau Geste. The afternoon leads us into a trio of films directed by Arthur Hiller. The lineup includes the work of Neil Simon, Paddy Chayefsky, and Erich Segal. On primetime, the giggles pour out with our Star of the Month, Richard Widmark. Follow along as we watch Widmark’s first five films and enjoy our introduction to a screen legend. Just don’t go near any staircases. Wednesday is an all day salute to the consummate, James Mason. Mason had a diverse and long career and we will see his range throughout the day. Primetime brings us a special tribute to Federico Fellini as we celebrate the centennial of his birth. The month’s tribute will take us through Fellini’s career, starting with the early films that established his legend. Thursday will start off with the classic From Here to Eternity. From there, the rest of the day will consist of films featuring one of the six stars of From Here to Eternity. Primetime introduces our special spotlight for the month, Edgar Allan Poe Award winning films. This will be a night of mystery, fun, and suspense! Friday features a lineup of comical capers. From Alec Guinness to Peter Sellers, Michael Caine to Robert Redford, this will be a day filled with laughs. Friday night features a lineup of movies chosen by Special Guest Programmer, Lonesome Polecat. From musicals to mysteries, you’ll be singing and sleuthing all night long! That is until you enter the Underground. Join us for a double feature featuring Terence Stamp. While Terence is known for being a face of the 1960s, his later career featured a wide array of film characters. This week we are looking at two films where Stamp plays the role of a gangster. All for one and one for all! Saturday is a day of swashbucklers. Find a sword and revel in the adventures of Edmond Dantes, Robin Hood, d’Artagnan, and more all day long! On the Essentials, we look at one of the greatest films ever made, The Conformist. Absorb the beauty of the 1940s and enjoy the wonderful performances from the cast. Stick around for another film of Jean-Louis Trintignant’s, A Man and a Woman. Noir Alley this week features a film from 1948 with a fantastic title, Kiss the Blood Off My Hands. The week concludes with a three film spotlight on Oliver Reed.
  10. January 5 - 11, 2020 Sunday, January 5th Don’t Sleep in the Subway 6:00am The Incident (1967) Tony Musante, Martin Sheen, Beau Bridges. Dir. Larry Peerce. FOX. 107 min. (PREMIERE #1) 8:00am The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam. Dir. Joseph Sargent. UA. 104 min. (p/s) Noir Alley Repeat 10:00am Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart. Dir. Robert Aldrich. UA. 106 min. (p/s) Jackie Gleason 12:00pm The Hustler (1961) Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie. Dir. Robert Rossen. FOX. 134 min. (p/s) 2:30pm Gigot (1962) Jackie Gleason, Katherine Kath, Gabrielle Dorziat. Dir. Gene Kelly. FOX. 104 min. (p/s) 4:30pm Papa’s Delicate Condition (1963) Jackie Gleason, Glynis Johns, Charles Ruggles. Dir. George Marshall. PAR. 98 min. (p/s) 6:15pm Soldier in the Rain (1963) Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld. Dir. Ralph Nelson. Allied Artists. 88 min. (p/s) Fosse/Verdon 8:00pm Damn Yankees (1958) Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston. Dir. George Abbott, Stanley Donen. WB. 111 min. (PREMIERE #2) 10:00pm All That Jazz (premiere) Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer. Dir. Bob Fosse. FOX. 123 min. (PREMIERE #3) Silent Sunday Night 12:15am The Iron Mask (1929) Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte. Dir. Allan Dwan. UA. 95 min. (PREMIERE #4) TCM Imports - Silvana Mangano 2:00am Teorema (1968) Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti. Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini. Euro International Film. 98 min. (PREMIERE #5) 3:45am Conversation Piece (1974) Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano. Dir. Luchino Visconti. Cinema International Corporation. 121 min. (PREMIERE #6) Monday, January 6th New York City Sightseeing 6:00am Love With the Proper Stranger (1963) Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams. Dir. Robert Mulligan. PAR. 102 min. (p/s) 8:00am Sunday in New York (1963) Rod Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cliff Robertson. Dir. Peter Tewksbury. MGM. 105 min. (p/s) 10:00pm Barefoot in the Park (1967) Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer. Dir. Gene Saks. PAR. 106 min. (p/s) 12:00pm The April Fools (1969) Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Lawford. Dir. Stuart Rosenberg. National General Pictures. 95 min. (PREMIERE #7) 1:45pm The Out of Towners (1970) Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron. Dir. Arthur Hiller. PAR. 101 min. (p/s) Thrilliam Wyler 3:45pm The Desperate Hours (1955) Humphrey Bogart, Frederic March, Arthur Kennedy. Dir. William Wyler. PAR. 112 min. (p/s) 5:45pm The Collector (1965) Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne. Dir. William Wyler. COL. 119 min. (p/s) Scores by Jazz Legends with Special Guest Programmer Herbie Hancock 8:00pm Paris Blues (1961) Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier. Dir. Martin Ritt. UA. 98 min. (p/s) 10:00pm Alfie (1966) Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin. Dir. Lewis Gilbert. PAR. 114 min. (p/s) 12:15am Round Midnight (1986) Dexter Gordon, Francois Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker. Dir. Bertrand Tavernier. WB. 133 min. (PREMIERE #8) 2:45am Elevator to the Gallows (1958) Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly. Dir. Louis Malle. Lux Compagnie Cinematographique de France. 91 min. (p/s) 4:30am Les Liasons Dangereuses (1959) Jeanne Moreau, Gerard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg. Dir. Roger Vadim. Astor Pictures. 106 min. (PREMIERE #9) Tuesday, January 7th Silent Ronald Colman 6:30am Stella Dallas (1925) Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Alice Joyce. Dir. Henry King. UA. 110 min. (PREMIERE #10) 8:30am Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925) Ronald Colman, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell. Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. WB. 89 min. (p/s) 10:15am Beau Geste (1926) Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes. Dir. Herbert Brenon. PAR. 101 min. (PREMIERE #11) 12:00pm The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) Ronald Colman, Vilma Banky, Gary Cooper. Dir. Henry King. UA. 89 min. (p/s) Directed by Arthur Hiller 1:45pm Plaza Suite (1971) Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris. Dir. Arthur Hiller. PAR. 114 min. (p/s) 4:00pm The Hospital (1971) George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes. Dir. Arthur Hiller. UA. 103 min. (p/s) 6:00pm Love Story (1970) Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal, John Marley. Dir. Arthur Hiller. PAR. 100 min. (p/s) Star of the Month: Richard Widmark 8:00pm Kiss of Death (1947) Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray. Dir. Henry Hathaway. FOX. 99 min. (p/s) 10:00pm The Street with No Name (1948) Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan. Dir. William Keighley. FOX. 91 min. (p/s) 11:45pm Road House (1948) Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm. Dir. Jean Negulesco. FOX. 95 min. (p/s) 1:30am Yellow Sky (1948) Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark. Dir. William A. Wellman. FOX. 98 min. (PREMIERE #12) 3:30am Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell. Dir. Henry Hathaway. FOX. 120 min. (p/s) Wednesday, January 8th James Mason 5:45am The Reckless Moment (1949) James Mason, Joan Bennett, Geraldine Brooks. Dir. Max Ophuls. COL. 82 min. (p/s) 7:15am Odd Man Out (1947) James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack. Dir. Carol Reed. RANK. 116 min. (p/s) 9:15am The Man Between (1953) James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef. Dir. Carol Reed. UA. 100 min (p/s) 11:00am Lolita (1962) James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. MGM. 153 min (p/s) 1:45pm The Pumpkin Eater (1964) Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason. Dir. Jack Clayton. COL. 118 min. (p/s) 4:00pm Spring and Port Wine (1970) James Mason, Diana Coupland, Hannah Gordon. Dir. Peter Hammond. Allied Artists. 101 min. (PREMIERE #13) 5:45pm The Boys from Brazil (1978) Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason. Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. FOX. 125 min. (p/s) TCM Spotlight: Federico Fellini’s Centennial 8:00pm Variety Lights (1950) Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina. Dir. Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada. Janus Films. 97 min. (PREMIERE #14) 9:45pm The White Sheik (1952) Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo. Dir. Federico Fellini. Janus Films. 83 min. (p/s) 11:15pm I Vitelloni (1953) Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi. Dir. Federico Fellini. Janus Films. 104 min. (p/s) 1:15am La Strada (1954) Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart. Dir. Federico Fellini. Janus Films. 108 min. (p/s) 3:15am Il Bidone (1955) Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, Giulietta Masina. Dir. Federico Fellini. Titanus. 92 min. (p/s) Thursday, January 9th The Stars of From Here to Eternity 5:00am From Here to Eternity (1953) Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr. Dir. Fred Zinnemann. COL. 118 min. (p/s) 7:15am Elmer Gantry (1960) Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy. Dir. Richard Brooks. UA. 146 min. (p/s) 9:45am The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine. Dir. Michael Curtiz. FOX. 104 min. (PREMIERE #15) 11:30am Hangman’s Knot (1952) Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, Claude Jarman Jr. Dir. Roy Huggins. COL. 81 min (p/s) 1:00pm Freud (1962) Montgomery Clift, Susannah York, Larry Parks. Dir. John Huston. UI. 140 min. (PREMIERE #16) 3:30pm The King and I (1956) Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno. Dir. Walter Lang. FOX. 133 min. (p/s) 6:00pm Tony Rome (1967) Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John, Richard Conte. Dir. Gordon Douglas. FOX. 110 min. (PREMIERE #17) TCM Spotlight: Edgar Allan Poe Award Winners 8:00pm Sleuth (1972) Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine. Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. FOX. 138 min. (p/s) 10:30pm Three Days of the Condor (1975) Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson. Dir. Sydney Pollack. PAR. 117 min. (p/s) 12:45am The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965) Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner. Dir. Martin Ritt. PAR 112 min. (p/s) 2:45am 5 Fingers (1952) James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie. Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. FOX. 108 min. (p/s) 4:45am Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) Gian Maria Volonte, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio. Dir. Elio Petri. COL. 115 min. (PREMIERE #18) Friday, January 10th Comic Capers 6:45am The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James. Dir. Charles Crichton. UI. 78 min. (p/s) 8:15am The Ladykillers (1955) Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom. Dir. Alexander Mackendrick. RANK. 91 min. (p/s) 10:00am The Pink Panther (1963) David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner. Dir. Blake Edwards. UA. 115 min. (p/s) 12:00pm How to Steal a Million (1966) Audrey Hepburn. Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach. Dir. William Wyler. FOXth. 123 min. (p/s) 2:15pm The Italian Job (1969) Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill. Dir. Peter Collinson. PAR. 99 min. (p/s) 4:00pm The Hot Rock (1972) Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman. Dir. Peter Yates. FOX. 101 min. (PREMIERE #19) 5:45pm The Sting (1973) Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw. Dir. George Roy Hill. UI. 129 min. (p/s) Guest Programmer: Lonesome Polecat 8:00pm Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) Donald O’Connor, Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. UI. 95 min. (PREMIERE #20) 9:45pm The Boys from Syracuse (1940) Allan Jones, Irene Hervey, Martha Raye. Dir. A. Edward Sutherland. UI. 73 min. (PREMIERE #21) 11:00pm Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939) Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd. Dir. Frank Tuttle. UI. 75 min. (PREMIERE #22) 12:30am The Mirror Crack’d (1980) Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis. Dir. Guy Hamilton. Associated Film Distribution. 105 min. (PREMIERE #23) TCM Underground - Gangster Stamp 2:30am The Hit (1984) John Hurt, Tim Roth, Laura del Sol. Dir. Stephen Frears. Island Alive. 98 min. (PREMIERE #24) 4:15am The Limey (1999) Terence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzman. Steven Soderbergh. Artisan Entertainment. 89 min. (PREMIERE #25) Saturday, January 11th Saturday Swashbucklers 6:00am The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern. Dir. Rowland V. Lee. UA. 113 min. (p/s). 8:00am Captain Blood (1935) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill. Dir. Michael Curtiz. WB. 119 min. (p/s). 10:15am The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone. Dir. Michael Curtiz. WB. 102 min. (p/s). 12:00pm The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Dir. John Cromwell. UA. 101 min. (p/s). 1:45pm Scaramouche (1952) Stewart Granger, Eleanor Parker, Janet Leigh. Dir. George Sidney. MGM. 115 min. (p/s). 4:00pm The Three Musketeers (1973) Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain. Dir. Richard Lester. FOX. 106 min. (p/s). 6:00pm The Four Musketeers (1974) Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain. Dir. Richard Lester. FOX. 108 min. (p/s). The Essentials - Jean-Louis Trintignant 8:00pm The Conformist (1970) Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin. Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci. PAR. 113 min. (p/s). 10:00pm A Man and a Woman (1966) Anouk Aimee, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh. Dir. Claude Lelouch. Allied Artists. 102 min. (p/s). Noir Alley 12:00am Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton. Dir. Norman Foster. UI. 79 min. (PREMIERE #26) Oliver Reed 1:30am I’ll Never Forget What’s’isname (1967) Orson Welles, Oliver Reed, Carol White. Dir. Michael Winner. RANK. 97 min. (PREMIERE #27) 3:15am The Jokers (1967) Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews. Dir. Michael Winner. 94 min. RANK. (PREMIERE #28) 5:00am The Assassination Bureau (1969) Oliver Reed, Diana RIgg, Telly Savalas. Dir. Basil Dearden. PAR. 110 min. (PREMIERE #29)
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