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TCM Challenge #33 - VOTING THREAD

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The notes and schedules from the 6 challengers can be found in this thread.  (The schedules may also be viewed in the original TCM Challenge #33 - "Round Up The Usual Suspects" thread.) 6 extremely clever and imaginative schedules  --  picking just one will be tough!


You have until Monday, August 29 at 12 Noon (EST) to make your selection.  You may post your vote on this thread or message me directly.  Good luck to everyone!



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Classic Aficionado’s Schedule


Notes on my schedule:


What I wanted to do was include a few birthday tributes.

The first one was for actor Michael Wilding, whose birthday falls on July 23rd.  The second one was for director Delmer Daves, whose birthday falls on July 24th.   Michael Rennie, Peter O'Toole, and Norma Shearer all have birthdays in August.   I decided to give them each an early mini-tribute on July 26th, with two of Rennie's films (Dangerous Crossing, The Robe), two of O'Toole's films (The Lion in Winter, Goodbye Mr. Chips) and three of Shearer's films (Lady of the Night, Their Own Desire, and Marie Antoinette).   This was to insure some nuggets for all three of them, in consideration of August's Summer Under The Stars scheduling - as August birthdays are not always or not often taken into consideration during SUTS's programming.


TCM Programming Challenge #33: “Round Up The Usual Suspects”
Challenge #1:  A block of films based on a favorite quote

 from "Casablanca" - "Do me a favor"

This quote from Casablanca inspired the idea of four films that share a common thread - a line about doing favors.

The first film is the comedy "Born yesterday" (1950)   The line about doing favors is part of a verbal exchange between Judy Holliday's Billie and the sugar daddy of Broderick Crawford's Harry.

Billie: Would you do me a favor, Harry?

Harry: What?

Billie: Drop dead!


The second film is the epic crime drama "The godfather" (1972).  There are three exchanges in this film where doing favors is mentioned or referenced.   The first is between longtime acquaintance of the Corleone syndicate Moe Greene - played by Alex Rocco - and rising mob member Michael Corleone - portrayed by Al Pacino.  The second is between film producer Jack Woltz - portrayed by John Marley - and mob counselor/intermediary Tom Hagen - played by Robert Duvall.  The third is between junior mob member Sonny Corleone - portrayed by James Caan - and his adoptive brother/intermediary Tom Hagen (Duvall).


The third film is the crime docudrama "Goodfellas" (1990).   The exchange about favors is when the veteran mafia thug Tommy Devito - portrayed by Joe Pesci - tries to cajole and persuade rising mafia associate Henry Hill - played by Ray Liotta  - into joining him on a double date with two women (one of whom will later become Hill's wife), with Tommy calling in past favors that he had done for Henry.


The fourth and final film is the sophisticated yet gritty romantic soap-opera/character drama "Walk on the wild side" (1962).   This exchange where a favor is spoken of takes place in the film's climactic final scene.   The Frenchwoman Hallie - portrayed by Capucine - has escaped her Louisiana brothel, where she has worked for months, to reunite with her longtime love - her devoted Texas boyfriend Dove - played by Laurence Harvey.   The brothel's evil owner Jo - portrayed by Barbara Stanwyck, accompanied by her wicked husband and their equally evil bodyguard/henchman, confronts Hallie at the truck-stop diner where Hallie has been staying with an injured Dove, in hiding and under the protection of the diner's owner Teresina - played by Anne Baxter.   Jo tries to coax Hallie into returning with her to the house of ill repute, but Hallie refuses.  The bodyguard then tries to scare Hallie with a veiled death threat, to which Hallie boldly and calmly replies "Go ahead. Do me a favor."


TCM Programming Challenge #33: “Round Up The Usual Suspects”
Challenge #2: A block of films produced either in the country of one of the nationalities represented in “Casablanca” or in the native country of one of the cast or crew members of "Casablanca" - England

Several of the cast members of 1942's "Casablanca" were from England.  Two of the more notable ones were Claude Rains and Sydney Greenstreet.    To salute this country, four films have been selected - all of which were produced in England, and whose stories are largely set in England.


"Love on the dole" (1941) is a TCM premiere, notable for a few reasons - one of them particularly being that this marked the first starring role and the first lead role of Deborah Kerr.  She plays a young woman from a working-class Lancashire town, whose family is struggling financially.   In order to help support them, she becomes the mistress of a local bookmaker.  Though Kerr consistently gave dynamic, convincing, and powerful performances throughout her career, her performance in this early 1940's film has a raw energy to it. This portrayal of a rather edgy and noticeably frustrated character is far cry from the more lady-like and self-controlled yet passionate characters that she would portray in various instances, particularly during the 1950's and 1960's - especially during the early 1950's, while she was still under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


"Shirley Valentine" (1989) another TCM premiere, is director Lewis Gilbert's ("Alfie", "Damn the Defiant", "Educating Rita") film based on and expanded upon the one-woman stage play.  The star of the play - Pauline Collins - won a Tony award for her portrayal of the title role on Broadway, and would receive an Oscar nomination for her portrayal in this motion picture.   Working-class housewife Shirley, unhappy in her life and uncertain about her marriage and home alone with her husband - her grown children having moved out, accepts - after some indecision and confusion - her friend's invitation to join her for a vacation to Greece for two weeks.   What happens in this dramedy contains many memorable moments, from the poignant to the hilarious.   


"Mary, Queen of Scots" (1971) is another TCM premiere, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson.    It follows the political intrigues intertwined with the feud between Queen Mary (Redgrave) and Queen Elizabeth (Jackson).   Redgrave received a Best Actress Oscar nomination.   In addition, both Redgrave and Jackson received Golden Globe Best Actress nominations.    The historical drama also co-stars Patrick McGoohan and Timothy Dalton.  Charles Jarrott, the director, is also responsible for another historical drama from two years prior: "Anne of the thousand days".  


The fourth film of this spotlight is "Of human bondage" (1964).   Produced in England and released by MGM's U.K. division, this drama is the third motion picture adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's novel.   Like the two previous film adaptation, this one concerns the last third of the novel, as British former amateur artist Philip Carey seriously pursues a career as a physician and attends medical school.   He is diverted - for a time - by the proud, coquettish, and troubled East End of London waitress, whom he courts and who seduces him and casually discards him and emotionally takes him for granted.   Will Philip be able to concentrate on his studies and find the right path toward happiness?    Will he break free from a self-destructive infatuation and a dead-end relationship?   The lead roles are played by Laurence Harvey and Kim Novak.    The cast also includes Nanette Newman, Siobhan McKenna, and Roger Livesey. 


There is little to say about the TCM Spotlight.   It concerns film composers - one composer a week.   This week focuses on the French composer Georges Delerue - responsible for film scores for both American and British pictures: "Our mother's house" (1967), "Women in love" (1969), "A little romance" (1979), and "Rich and famous" (1981) are the four movies showcased from among his filmography.


Optional Challenge #4   A block of films where threes are significant - Love triangles


Inspired by "Casablanca" (1942), also famous for its love-triangle storyline, this challenge features a block of films where love triangles are a significant part of their plots.

"These Three" (1936)  finds Merle Oberon's engagement to Joel McCrea tested when a vicious and false rumor is circulated about an affair between McCrea and her friend/colleague Miriam Hopkins.  An adaption reworked for Production Code reasons, this is based on the stage play "The Children's Hour" by Lilian Hellman - who also wrote this 1936 film's screenplay.


"Born to be Bad" (1950)   Joan Fontaine is a seemingly sweet woman but has a wicked nature and a two-faced character, and she is on a mission to steal Zachary Scott from his fiancee Joan Leslie.   Even so, Fontaine is still carrying on an affair with longtime lover Robert Ryan all the while.   


"The Last Time I Saw Paris" (1954)    Paris is the City of Lights, but also a city of heartache and tragedy surrounding a group of American expatriates living there.   It all starts when Elizabeth Taylor steals her sister Donna Reed's new boyfriend Van Johnson and marries him.   Bitterness and hard feelings linger for years and years, mostly on the part of the jilted sister-in-law.  There is enough glamour, soap opera, and misery to make one say "Sacrebleu!"    Walter Pidgeon has a featured supporting role, portraying the two troubled sisters' father - an elderly and drunken idiot nutcase.


"Queen Bee" (1955) finds Chicagoan Lucy Marlowe moving into the Southern mansion of her older cousin Joan Crawford, at Crawford's invitation and at Crawford's insistence.  Marlowe thinks that Crawford is a lovely and decent person until she finds Crawford unsuccessfully trying to seduce her ex-lover - who is engaged to marry the sister of Crawford's husband.   Unable to steal her sister-in-law's fiance from her, she notices that there is a mutual romantic attraction between Marlowe and Crawford's husband Barry Sullivan.   Although Marlowe and Sullivan have not acted upon their feelings, aside from a brief hug and a kiss, Crawford senses the attraction and is bent to keeping anything from happening between Sullivan and Marlowe - and is willing to stoop to any depths.   However, even a queen's reign has to come to an end at some point.   John Ireland co-stars are Crawford's ex-lover.  Betsy Palmer co-stars as Ireland's fiancee and the sister of Sullivan. 


"Untamed"  (1955) is a TCM premiere set in colonial South Africa, where widow Susan Hayward and cavalry commander Tyrone Power fall in love and are separated by circumstance.   Political upheavals, challenges of nature, and romantic complications test their romance.    Another issue that tests their romance is Richard Egan, a proud and ruthless commando leader, who becomes obsessed with Hayward.   Also featured among the cast are Agnes Moorehead and Rita Moreno. 


Wednesday July 25th is about the sexes, equal time for both of them: men, women, boys, girls, gentleman, lady, and both sexes.

Ten Tall Men (1951) 

The Women (1939)

Boys' Night Out (1962)

Two Girls and A Sailor (1944)

Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Lady For a Day (1933) 

Battle of the Sexes (1960)


Friday July 27th is the conclusion of Dorothy Malone's Star of the Month salute, with five of her last feature films - ending with the upbeat summer-themed franchise-launching movie comedy "Beach Party".  


"Impulse" (1989) - chosen for a TCM premiere - is a notable film, for one in that it was directed by a woman - a veteran film actress, former wife, and former co-star of Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke.   For another thing, while it is a crime drama and love story rather modern both in style and in plot, it also seems to nod to some of the drama, noir, and crime films of the 1940's and 1950's with resourceful, courageous - and perhaps conflicted - but always sympathetic female leads (e.g. "Smart Woman" starring Constance Bennett, "The Big Steal" starring Jane Greer, "The company she keeps" with Lizabeth Scott, "Second chance" with Linda Darnell, and "Impact" with Ella Raines).



1920's films:   3

1930's films:  11

1940's films:  14

1950's fims:   26

1960's films:  20

1970's films:   3

1980's films:   3

1990's films:   1

2000's films:   0

2010's films:   0


3 Nationality-exempt premieres

1 33-exempt premiere


2 other premieres






Sunday July 22, 2018


6:00 AM - The Heavenly Body (1944)    Dir: Alexander Hall.    Cast: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig.       B&W;  1 hr. 35 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


7:45 AM - The Pajama Game (1957)    Dir: Stanley Donen & George Abbott. 

Cast: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney. Color; LBX; 1 hr. 41 min.    Warner Bros.


9:30 AM - Every Girl's Dream (1966)   A documentary short was filmed in conjunction with the 1966 release of MGM's "The Glass Bottom Boat". 


10:00 AM - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)   Dir: Stanley Kramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn.   Color;  LBX;   1 hr. 55 min.  Columbia.


12 Noon - Jane Eyre  (1943)    Dir: Robert Stevenson.     Cast: Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles, Margaret O'Brien.    B&W; 1 hr. 40 min.    20th Century-Fox


1:45 PM - The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)  Dir: Henry Levin, George Pal.     Cast: Laurence Harvey, Karlhein Bohm, ClaireBloom.    Color;  LBX:  2 hrs. 15 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


4:15 PM - Ben-Hur (1959)    Dir: William Wyler.     Cast:  Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet.  Color; LBX; 3 hrs. 32 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


8:00 PM -  Idiot's Delight (1939)   Dir: Clarence Brown.     Cast: Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Edward Arnold. B&W; 1 hr. 47 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


10:00 PM - Diamond Head (1962)    Dir: Guy Green. Cast: Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, George Chakiris.    Color: LBX;   1 hr. 50 min.   Columbia.


TCM Silent Sundays


12 Midnight - Love (1927)   Dir: Edmund Goulding.   Cast: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, George Fawcett    B&W:  1 hr. 21 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


1:30 AM - MGM Is On The Move - A promotional short showcases MGM's upcoming films of 1964.


TCM Import


2:00 AM - Spirits of the Dead (1968)  Dir: Roger Vadim, Louis Malle, & Federico Fellini    Cast: Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Alain Delon    Color: LBX;  2 hrs. 1 min.   Les Films Marceau;PEA;Cocinor/Cocinor


4:15 AM - Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)  Dir: Gregory Ratoff. Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard, Edna Banks. B&W: 1 hr.  10 min. Selznick International/United Artists


5:30 AM - "A Great Lady Gives An Interview" - A vintage TV clip features a musical number performed by Lana Turner, with words and music originally written for "Ziegfeld Follies" (1953)


Monday July 23, 2018

Michael Wilding's birthday


6:00 AM - The World of Suzie Wong (1960)  Dir: Richard Quine.   Cast: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Michael Wilding.   Color; LBX;  2 hrs. 6 min.  Paramount


8:15 AM - An Ideal Husband (1947)  Dir: Alexander Korda.   Cast: Paulette Goddard, Michael Wilding, Diana Wynyard.   Color; 1 hr. 36 min.  London Film Prod./20th Century-Fox; British Lion Film Corp.

10:00 AM - Under Capricorn (1949)  Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.  Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, MIchael Wilding.    Color; 1 hr. 57 min.   Warner Bros.


12 Noon - The Scarlet Coat (1955)  Dir: John Sturges.   Cast: Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, George Sanders.    Color; LBX; 1 hr. 40 min.  (Time-Warner Library)


1:45 PM - The Glass Slipper (1955)  Dir: Charles Walters.  Cast: Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding, Keenan Wynn.     Color; 1 hr. 33 min.  (Time-Warner Library)


3:30 PM - Stage Fright (1950)  Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.  Cast: Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding.     B&W; 1 hr. 50 min.   Warner Bros.


5:30 PM - Torch Song (1953)  Dir: Charles Walters.  Cast: Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Dorothy Patrick.   Color; LBX; 1 hr. 30 min.  (Time-Warner Library)


7:00 PM - MGM Parade - Included is a clip from the 1955 film "Diane" starring Lana Turner, Pedro Armendariz, and Roger Moore.
7:30 PM - MGM Is On The Move - A promotional short showcases MGM's upcoming films of 1964.


TCM Programming Challenge #33: “Round Up The Usual Suspects”

Challenge #1:  A block of films based on a favorite quote from "Casablanca" –

"Do me a favor"


8:00 PM - "Born Yesterday" (1950) - Dir:  George Cukor.   Cast: Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden.   B&W; 1 hr. 43 min.  Columbia


10:00 PM - "The Godfather" (1972) - Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Marlon

Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan.  Color;  LBX;  2 hrs. 55 min.  Paramount


1:00 AM - "Goodfellas" (1990) - Dir: Martin Scorsese.    Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci.    Color;  LBX:  2 hrs. 25 min.   Warner Bros.


3:45 AM - "Walk On The Wild Side" (1962) - Dir: Edward Dmytryk.    Cast: Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Barbara Stanwyck.    B&W;   LBX;   1 hr. 54 min.   Columbia


Tuesday July 24, 2018

A birthday tribute to director Delmer Daves


6:00 AM - Dark Passage (1947)  Dir: Delmer Daves.    Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorhead.    B&W; 1 hr. 46 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


8:00 AM - Spencer's Mountain (1963)   Dir: Delmer Daves.     Cast: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur.   Color;  LBX;  1 hr. 58 min.   Warner Bros.


10:15 AM - Rome Adventure (1962)     Dir: Delmer Daves.     Cast: Suzanne Pleshette, Troy Donahue, Rossano Brazzi.    Color;  LBX;  1 hr. 59 min.   Warner Bros.


12:30 PM - A Summer Place (1959)  Dir: Delmer Daves.     Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Richard Egan, Troy Donahue.    Color;  LBX;  2 hrs. 10 min.    Warner. Bros.


2:45 PM - Parrish (1961)  Dir: Delmer Daves.      Cast: Troy Donahue, Karl Malden, Claudette Colbert.     Color;  LBX;  2 hrs.  20 min.    Warner. Bros.


5:15 PM - Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)  Dir: Delmer Daves.    Cast: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Debra Paget.     Color;  LBX;  1 hr. 40 min.   20th Century-Fox


7:00 PM - MGM Parade - Included is a clip from the 1955 film "I'll Cry Tomorrow" starring Susan Hayward and Eddie Albert.

7:30 PM - MGM Lionpower - A promotional short showcases MGM's upcoming films of 1967 through 1969.


TCM Programming Challenge #33: “Round Up The Usual Suspects”

Challenge #2: A block of films produced either in the country of one of the nationalities represented in “Casablanca” or in the native country of one of the cast or crew members of "Casablanca" – England


8:00 PM - "Love On The Dole" (1941)   Dir: John Baxter.   Cast: Deborah Kerr, Clifford Evans, George Carney.   B&W; 1 hr. 34 min.  Pathe Films/Anglo-American Film Corp.; United Artists  (PD?)
  (A nationality-exempt premiere)


9:45 PM - "Shirley Valentine" (1989)    Dir: Lewis Gilbert    Cast: Pauline Collins, Tom Conti, Alison Steadman.     Color;   LBX;  1 hr. 48 min.    Paramount
   (A nationality-exempt premiere)


11:45 PM - "Mary, Queen of Scots" (1971)  Dir: Charles Jarrott.    Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan.    Color;   LBX;  2 hrs. 8 min.   Universal
   (A nationality-exempt premiere)


2:00 AM - "Of Human Bondage" (1964)  Dir: Ken Hughes & Henry Hathaway.     Cast: Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, Nanette Newman.    B&W;  LBX:  1 hr. 40 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


3:45 AM - "Cause for Alarm" (1951)   Dir: Tay Garnett.    Cast: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling.   B&W;  1 hr. 20 min.  (Time-Warner Library) (PD)


5:15 AM - "Pasternak" (1965) - A documentary short profiles the life of novelist Boris Pasternak and provides behind-the-scenes footage of MGM's "Doctor Zhivago"


5:30 AM - "A Great Lady Gives An Interview" (1953) - A vintage TV clip features a musical number performed by Lana Turner, with words and music originally written for "Ziegfeld Follies"


Wednesday July 25, 2018


6:00 AM - Ten Tall Men (1951)   Dir: Willis Goldbeck.   Cast: Burt Lancaster, Gilbert Roland, George Tobias.    Color;  1 hr. 37 min.   Columbia


8:00 AM - The Women (1939)   Dir: George Cukor.    Cast: Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford.     B&W (w/Color); 2 hrs.  10 min.  (Time-Warner Library)


10:15 AM  - Boys' Night Out (1962)    Dir: Michael Gordon.    Cast: Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall.   Color;  LBX;   1 hr. 55 min.  (Time-Warner Library)


12:15 PM - Two Girls and A Sailor (1944)   Dir: Richard Thorpe.    Cast: June Allyson, Van Johnson, Gloria DeHaven.    B&W;  2 hrs. 4 min.  (Time-Warner Library)


2:30 PM - Gentleman's Agreement (1947)   Dir: Elia Kazan.    Cast: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, Celeste Holm.    B&W; 1 hr. 58 min.   20th Century-Fox


4:45 PM - Lady For a Day (1933)   Dir: Frank Capra.    Cast: May Robson, Warren William, Guy Kibbee.    B&W;   1 hr. 36 min.   Columbia


6:30 PM - Battle of the Sexes (1960)  Dir: Charles Crichton.    Cast: Peter Sellers, Constance Cummings, Robert Morley.   B&W;  1 hr. 24 min.   British Lion. Corp.;Bryanston; Continental Distrib. (PREMIERE)


Optional Challenge #4  

A block of films where threes are significant - Love triangles


8:00 PM -"These Three" (1936)    Dir: William Wyler.     Cast: Merle Oberon, Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea.    B&W;   1 hr. 33 min.   Samuel Goldwyn Company/United Artists

9:45 PM - "Born to be Bad" (1950)  Dir: Nicholas Ray.      Cast: Joan Fontaine, Zachary Scott, Joan Leslie.    B&W;  1 hr. 34 min.    (Time-Warner Library)


11:30 PM - "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (1954)   Dir: Richard Brooks.      Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Donna Reed.     Color:   1 hr. 56 min.    (Time-Warner Library) (PD)


1:30 AM - "Queen Bee" (1955)    Dir: Ranald MacDougall     Cast:  Joan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Lucy Marlowe.      B&W;   LBX;   1 hr.  40 min.   Columbia


3:15 AM - "Untamed"  (1955)    Dir: Henry King.     Cast:  Susan Hayward, Tyrone Power, Richard Egan.    Color;  LBX;   1 hr. 51 min.   20th-Century Fox
   (A 33-exempt premiere)


5:15 AM - MGM Parade - Included is a clip from the 1955 film "Diane" starring Lana Turner, Pedro Armendariz, and Roger Moore.


Thursday July 26, 2018

Early birthday tributes to Michael Rennie, Peter O'Toole, and Norma Shearer


6:00 AM - Dangerous Crossing (1953)   Dir: Joseph M. Newman.    Cast: Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie, Carl Betz   B&W; 1 hr. 15 min.   20th Century-Fox


7:15 AM - The Robe (1953)    Dir: Henry Koster.     Cast: Richard Burton, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie.      Color; LBX;  2 hrs. 15 min.   20th Century-Fox


9:45 AM - The Lion In Winter (1968)    Dir: Anthony Harvey.     Cast: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins.    Color; LBX;  2 hrs. 14 min.   Embassy/AVCO


12:15 PM - Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)  Dir: Herbert Ross    Cast: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave.    Color;  LBX;  2 hrs. 35 min.    (Time-Warner Library)


3:00 PM - Lady of the Night (1925)  Dir: Monta Bell    Cast: Norma Shearer, Malcolm McGregor, Dale Fuller.   B&W;   1 hr. 10 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


4:15 PM - Their Own Desire (1929)  Dir: E. Mason Hopper.    Cast: Norma Shearer, Belle Bennett, Lewis Stone.   B&W;  1 hr. 5 min.  (Time-Warner Library)


5:30 PM - Marie Antoinette (1938)  Dir: W.S. Van Dyke.     Cast: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore.   B&W;   2 hrs. 29 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


TCM Spotlight

Film Composers (one composer a week, once a week - this week: Georges Delerue)


8:00 PM -  Our Mother's House (1967)   Dir: Jack Clayton.     Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Mark Lester, Pamela Franklin.   Color;  LBX:   1 hr. 45 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


10:00 PM - Women In Love (1969)   Dir: Ken Russell.    Cast: Jennie Linden, Glenda Jackson, Alan Bates.    Color;  LBX:  2 hrs. 11 min.   United Artists   (MGM/UA)


12:15 AM  - A Little Romance (1979)  Dir: George Roy Hill.    Cast: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard.    Color; LBX;  1 hr.  50 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


2:15 AM - Rich and Famous (1981)   Dir: George Cukor.    Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby.     Color;  LBX;  1 hr. 57 min.     (Time-Warner Library)


4:15 AM - Back to Bataan  (1945)   Dir: Edward Dmytryk.   Cast: John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi.   B&W; 1 hr. 35 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


Friday July 27, 2018


6:00 AM - Life with Father (1947)   Dir: Michael Curtiz.    Cast: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor.     Color;  1 hr. 58 min.    (Time-Warner Library)   (PD)


8:15 AM - Band of Angels (1957)  Dir: Raoul Walsh.   Cast: Clark Gable, Yvonne DeCarlo, Sidney Poitier.     Color;  LBX;  2 hrs.  20 min.   Warner Bros.


10:45 AM - Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)   Dir: Stanley Donen.   Cast: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Russ Tamblyn.    Color;  LBX: 1 hr. 50 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


12:45 PM - The Big Steal (1949)   Dir: Don Siegel.   Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix.    B&W; 1 hr. 11 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


2:30 PM - Bringing up Baby (1938)   Dir: Howard Hawks.    Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, May Robson.   B&W;   1 hr. 50 min.  (Time-Warner Library)


4:30 PM - The Miracle Woman (1931)   Dir: Frank Capra.    Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Beryl Mercer.   B&W;   1 hr. 28 min.   Columbia


6:00 PM - Interrupted Melody (1955)   Dir: Curtis Bernhardt.    Cast: Eleanor Parker, Glenn Ford, Roger Moore.    Color;  LBX;  1 hr. 46 min.  (Time-Warner Library)



The conclusion of Dorothy Malone's Star of the Month salute


8:00 PM - Written on the Wind (1956)    Dir: Douglas Sirk.    Cast: Lauren Bacall, Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone.   Color;  LBX;   1 hr. 40 min.   Universal.


10:00 PM - Too Much Too Soon (1958)    Dir: Art Napoleon    Cast: Dorothy Malone, Errol Flynn, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.     B&W;  2 hrs. 1 min.    Warner Bros.


12:15 AM - Warlock (1959)   Dir: Edward Dmytryk.    Cast:  Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, Dorothy Malone.    Color;  LBX;   2 hrs. 2 min.   20th Century-Fox.


2:30 AM - The Last Sunset (1961)  Dir: Robert Aldrich    Cast: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone.    Color;  LBX;  1 hr. 52 min.    Universal.


4:30 AM - Beach Party (1963)   Dir: William Asher     Cast: Dorothy Malone, Bob Cummings, Annette Funicello.     Color;   LBX;   1 hr.  41 min.     AIP.


Saturday July 28, 2018


6:15 AM - The Great Lie (1941)   Dir: Edmund Goulding.     Cast: Bette Davis, Mary Astor, George Brent.     B&W;  1 hr. 48 min.    (Time-Warner Library)


8:30 AM - Lucky Partners (1940)   Dir: Lewis Milestone.    Cast: Ginger Rogers, Ronald Colman, Jack Carson.    B&W;   1 hr. 40 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


10:15 AM - Tarzan Escapes  (1936)  Dir: Richard Thorpe.    Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Benita Hume.    B&W;  1 hr. 29 min.  (Time-Warner Library)


12 Noon - Apartment for Peggy (1948)   Dir: George Seaton.   Cast: Jeanne Crain, William Holden, Edmund Gwenn.    Color;  1 hr. 36 min.    20th Century-Fox


1:45 PM - The Marriage-Go-Round  (1961)     Dir: Walter Lang.    Cast: Susan Hayward, James Mason, Julie Newmar.     Color;  LBX;  1 hr. 38 min.   20th Century-Fox


3:30 PM - A Hole In The Head (1959)    Dir: Frank Capra.     Cast: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker.    Color;  LBX; 2 hrs.   United Artists [MGM/UA]


5:45 PM - Tea and Sympathy (1956)    Dir: Vincente Minnelli     Cast: Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson.     Color:  LBX;  2 hrs.  2 min.  (Time-Warner Library)


TCM Essential


8:00 PM - Love Affair (1939)    Dir: Leo McCarey.     Cast: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya.     B&W;  1 hr.  28 min.    (Time-Warner Library) (PD)


9:45 PM - Joy of Living (1938)    Dir: Tay Garnett.      Cast: Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.   B&W;   1 hr. 31 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


11:30 PM - All About Eve (1950)   Dir: Joseph Mankiewicz.     Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm.   B&W;  2 hr. 20 min.   20th Century-Fox.


TCM Underground


2:00 AM - The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)   Dir: Robert Aldrich.     Cast: Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine.    Color;  LBX;   2 hrs. 10 min.   (Time-Warner Library)


4:15 AM - Impulse (1989)   Dir: Sondra Locke.    Cast: Theresa Russell, Jeff Fahey, George Dzundza.    Color;  LBX;   1 hr. 50 min.   Warner. Bros.   (PREMIERE)

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Skimpole's Schedule.


Week of February 25, 2018-March 3, 2018

SOTM:  Juliette Binoche
The Essentials:  A Woman under the Influence (1974)
Silent Sunday Nights:  Bed and Sofa (1927)
TCM Imports:  By the Bluest of Seas (1936), Jules and Jim (1962)
Special Monthly Spotlight:  The Cinema of the Nineties
TCM Undergound:  Zvenigora (1928), Zorns Lemma (1970)


The Devil in the Flesh (1947)
L'Enfant Secret (1982)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Little Women (1994)
Portrait of a Lady (1996)
The Apple (1998)
Quai des Orfevres (1947)
Quadrophenia (1979)
L'Amour Fou (1969)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Mauvais Sang (1986)
Certified Copy (2010)

Exempt Premieres

The Killers (1964) (Quote Exempt)
The Mattei Affair (1972) (Quote Exempt)
Illustrious Corpses (1976) (Quote Exempt)
The Valley of the Bees (1968) (Nationality Exempt)
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) (Nationality Exempt)
Distant Journey (1949) (Nationality Exempt)
Bed and Sofa (1927) (Silent)
By the Bluest of Seas (TCM Import)
Zvenigora (Underground)
Zorns Lemma (Underground)


1910s:     1

1920s:     7
1930s:    13
1940s:    11
1950s:    15
1960s:    16
1970s:    10
1980s:      6
1990s:      7
2010s:      1

Sunday includes all three of the Casablanca challenges with five movies about corruption, four movies about Victor Laszlo's Czechoslovakia, and five movies about love triangles.  Of special notice is The Valley of the Bees, the follow up to Frantisek Vlacil's Marketa Lazarova, as well as Distant Journey, one of the first movies about the Holocaust.  Monday starts off an alphabet themed six days.  Monday also celebrates Betty Hutton's birthday.  The Es in particular emphasize three aspects of the erotic:  sensuality (The Earrings of Madame De), compelling power (L'Enfant Secret) and skinny-dipping (Ecstasy). 

Among Tuesday's movies H stands for three movies about damaged homes.  One is cursed with a kidnapping, the other two are in far worse shape.  L stands for liebestod, love to the point of the death, with four sinister, and three lethal, love stories.  Wednesday celebrates Vincente Minnelli's birthday with seven of his MGM Musicals.  Wednesday evening looks at the cinema of the nineties with five movies directed by women.  Thursday starts with three movies that emphasize O.  The R movie celebrates the birthday of Jacques Rivette, who was born on March 1, at least in my time zone.  Friday we see star of the month Juliette Binoche, whose birthday is the 9th.


Sunday, February 25, 2016

Casablanca Challenge#1  Quote:  'Make it ten. I'm only a poor corrupt official." Corruption and Movies

06:00 AM The Great McGinty (1940) Paramount BW-82 min Brian Donlevy, Akim Tamiroff D: Preston Sturges P/S
07:30 AM I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) Warner Bros BW-93 min Paul Muni, Brenda Farrell, D: Mervyn LeRoy  P/S
09:15 AM The Killers (1964) Universal C-93 min Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin D: Don Siegel Quote EXEMPT
11:00 AM The Mattei Affair (1972) Paramount C-116 min Gian Maria Volonte, Luigi Squarzina D:  Francesco Rosi Quote EXEMPT
01:00 PM Illustrious Corpses (1976) Les Productions Artistes Assoices C-127 min Lino Ventura, Tino Carraro  D: Francesco Rosi Quote EXEMPT

Casablanca Challenge #2  Czech it out:  Victor Laszlo's Czechoslovakia

03:15 PM The Valley of the Bees (1968) Filmove Studio Barradnov BW-97 min Petr Cepek, Jan Kacer, Vera Galitikova D: Frantisek Vlacil Nationality EXEMPT
05:00 PM Daisies (1966) Filmove Studio Barrandov C-76 min Ivana Karbanova, Jitka Cerhova D; Vera Chytilova P/S
06:30 PM Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) C-85 min Petr Meissel, Gabriela Wilhelmova D: Jan Svankmajer Nationality EXEMPT
08:00 PM Distant Journey (1949) Ceskoslovensky Statni Film BW-108 min Blanka Waleska, Otomar Krejca D: Alfred Radok Nationality EXEMPT

Casablanca Challenge #3  Love Triangles

10:00 PM Design for Living (1933) Paramount BW-91 min Miriam Hopkins, Gary Cooper, Frederic March D: Ernst Lubitsch P/S
11:45 PM Three Comrades (1938) MGM BW-100 min Margaret Sullavan, Robert Taylor, Franchot Tone, D: Frank Borzage P/S
01:30 AM (Silent) Bed and Sofa (1927) Sovinko Studio BW-75 min Lyudmila Semyonova, Nikola Batalov, Vladimir Fogel D: Abram Room EXEMPT
03:00 AM (Foreign) By the Bluest of Seas (1936) Azerfilm BW-72 min Yelena Kuzmina, Nikolai Kryuchkov, Lev Sverdlin D: Boris Barnet EXEMPT
04:15 AM (Foreign) Jules et Jim (1962) SEDIF BW-104 min Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre D; Francois Truffaut P/S




Monday, February 26, 2018 

A is for Amazing, Amusing and Audacious

06:00 AM Absolute Beginners (1986) Orion C-108 min Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit, David Bowie D: Julian Temple P/S
08:00 AM Airplane! (1980) Paramount C-88 min Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen D: Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker P/S

B is for Birthday Girl Betty Hutton

09:30 AM The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) Paramount BW-99 min Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken D: Preston Sturges P/S
11:15 AM Annie Get Your Gun (1950) MGM C-107 min Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern D: George Sidney P/S

C is for Chilling

01:15 PM The Conformist (1970) Mars Film C-111 min Jean-Louis Tritrignant, Dominque Sanda D: Bernardo Bertolucci P/S
03:15 PM The Confession (1970) Valoria War C-139 min Yvest Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti D: Costa-Gavras P/S
05:45 PM The Collector (1965) Columbia C-121 min Terrence Stamp, Samantha Eggar D: William Wyler P/S

D is for Desire

08:00 PM Devil in the Flesh (1947) Transcontinental Films BW-125 min Micheline Presle, Gerard Philipe D: Claude Autant-Lara Premiere#1

E is for the Erotic

10:15 PM The Earrings of Madame de... (1953) Gaumont BW-105 min Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica D: Max Ophuls P/S
12:15 AM L'Enfant Secret (1982) Gerick Films BW-92 min Anna Wiazemsky , Henri de Maublanc D: Philippe Garrel Premiere #2
02:00 AM Ecstasy (1933) Elektafilm BW-87 min Aribert Mog, Hedy Lamarr D: Gustav Machaty P/S

F is for Force

03:30 AM Full Metal Jacket (1987) Warner Bros C-116 min Matthew Modine, R. Lee Emery, Adam Baldwin D: Stanley Kubrick Premiere#3

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

G is for Gumption

05:30 AM The Gold Rush (1925) United Artists BW-82 min Charles Chaplin, Georgia Hale D: Charles Chaplin P/S,
07:00 AM The General (1926) Buster Keaton Production BW-75 min Buster Keaton, Marion Mack  D:  Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman P/S
08:15 AM The Great Gatsby (1926) Famous-Players Lasky Production BW-80 min Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson D: Herbert Brenon P/S


H is for Home where the Heart isn't

09:45 AM The Heiress (1949) Paramount BW-115 min Olivia De Havailland, Ralph Richardson, Montgomery Cliff D: William Wyler P/S
11:45 AM High and Low (1963) Toho BW-143 min Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadi D: Akira Kurosawa P/S
02:15 PM The Housemaid (1960) Kuk Dong Seki Trading Co.  BW-108 min Kim Jin-Kyu, Ju Jeung-ryu, Lee Eun-shim D: Kim Ki-young P/S

I is for Innocence

04:15 PM In a Lonely Place (1950) Columbia BW-95 min Gloria Grahame, Humphrey Bogart D: Nicholas Ray P/S
06:00 PM I Want to Live! (1958) Figaro BW-120 min Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland D: Robert Wise P/S

J and K are for JFK.

08:00 PM PT 109 (1963) Warner Bros C-140 min Cliff Robertson, Ty Hardin, James Gregory D: Leslie H. Martinson P/S

L is for Liebestod

10:30 PM Last Year in Marienbad (1961) Cocinor BW-94 min Delphin Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoeff D: Alain Resnais P/S
12:15 AM Laura (1944) Fox BW-87 min, Clifon Webb, Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney D: Otto Preminger P/S
02:00 AM Lolita (1962) MGM BW-152 min James Mason, Peter Sellers, Shelly Winters D: Stanley Kubrick P/S
04:45 AM The Letter (1929) Paramount BW-65 min Jeanne Eagels, Herbert Marshall D: Jean de Limur P/S

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

M is for Minnelli's MGM Musicals! 

06:00 AM  Ziegfeld Follies (1945) MGM C-110 min Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, William Powell, Lena Horne, D:  Vincente Minnelli, Charles Walters, George Sidney and four others P/S
08:00 AM Yolanda and the Thief (1945) MGM C-108 min Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Frank Morgan D: Vincente Minnelli P/S
10:00 AM Meet me in Saint Louis (1944) MGM C-113 min Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien D: Vincente Minnelli P/S
12:00 PM Brigadoon (1954) MGM C-108 min Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson D:  Vincente Minnelli P/S
02:00 PM Gigi (1958) MGM C-115 min Leslie Caron, Louis Jordan, Maurice Chevalier D: Vincente Minnelli P/S
04:00 PM An American in Paris (1951) MGM C-113 min Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant D: Vincente Minnelli P/S
06:00 PM The Band Wagon (1953) MGM C-113 min Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant D: Vincente Minnelli P/S

N is for Nineties

Wednesday Night Spotlight:  the Cinema of the Nineties.
Tonight:  Female Directors

08:00 PM Little Women (1994) Columbia C-118 min Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Trini Alvarado D: Gillian Armstrong Premiere#4
10:15 PM A League of Their Own (1992) Columbia C-128 min Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O'Donnell, D: Penny Marshall P/S
12:30 PM Portrait of a Lady (1996) Polygram C-142 min Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey D: Jane Campion Premiere#5
03:00 AM Beau Travail (1999) Pyramide Distribution C-90 min Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Gregorie Colin D: Claire Denis P/S
04:30 AM The Apple (1998) Makmalbaf Productions C-86 min Massoumeh Naderi, Zahra Naderi D: Samira Makmalbaf Premiere #6

Thursday, March 1, 2018

O is for Oh!

06:00 AM Oklahoma! (1955) RKO C-145 min Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Gloria Grahame D: Fred Zinnemann P/S
08:30 AM O Lucky Man! (1973) Warner Bros C-184 min Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Helen Mirren, Rachel Roberts D: Lindsey Anderson P/S
11:45 AM The Tragedy of Othello:  the Moor of Venice (1952)  Mercury Productions BW-93 min Orson Welles, Micheal MacLiammoir D: Orson Welles P/S

P is for People, perfectly pretty, potentially passionate

01:30 PM The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917) Artcraft Productions Inc, BW-78 min Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley D: Maurice Tourneur P/S
03:00 PM Party Girl (1958) MGM C-99 min Cyd Charisse, Robert Taylor, Lee J. Cobb D: Nicholas Ray P/S
04:45 PM Petulia (1968) Warner Bros C-105 min Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain D: Richard Lester P/S
06:30 PM Platinum Blonde (1931) Columbia BW 89 min Jean Harlow, Robert Williams D: Frank Capra Columbia  P/S
08:00 PM Princesse Tam Tam (1935) Production Arys BW-77 min Josephine Baker, Albert Prejean D: Edmond T. Greville P/S

Q is for Quirky

09:30 PM Quai des Orfevres (1947) Majestic Films BW-106 min Louis Jouvet, Simone Renant, Bernard Blier D: Henri-George Clouzot Premiere #7
11:30 PM Quadrophenia (1979) The Who Films C-117 min Phil Daniels, Sting D: Franc Roddam Premiere#8

R is for Jacques Rivette

01:45 AM L'Amour fou (1969) Cocinor BW-252 min Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Kalfon D: Jacques Rivette Premiere#9

Friday, March 2, 2018

S is for Sassy

06:00 AM She Done Him Wrong (1933) Paramount BW-66 min Mae West, Cary Grant D: Lowell Sherman P/S
07:15 AM Stage Door (1937) RKO BW-91 min Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou D: Gregory La Cava P/S
09:00 AM Sunset Boulevard (1950) Paramount BW-110 min Gloria Swanson, William Holden D: Billy Wilder P/S
11:00 AM Sweet Smell of Success (1957) United Artists BW-96 min Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis D: Alexander Mackendrick P/S
12:45 PM Sylvia Scarlett (1935) RKO ARBW-90 min Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant D: George Cukor P/S


T is for Terror and Terrorism

02:15 PM The Tall Target (1951) MGM BW-78 min Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou D; Anthony Mann P/S
03:45 PM A Tale of Two Cities (1935) MGM BW-128 minRonald Coleman, Elizabeth Allen. D: Jack Conway. P/S

06:00 PM Taxi Driver (1976) MGM C-112 min Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster. D: Martin Scorsese P/S


U is for Unbearable, Unbelievable, Undecipherable and Understanding

Star of the Month Juliette Binoche

08:00 PM The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) Orion C-171 min Juliette Binoche, Daniel Day-Lewis,  Lena Olin D: Philip Kaufman Premiere#10
11:00 PM Mauvais Sang (1986) AAA Classics C-116 min Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Michel Piccoli D: Leos Carax Premiere #11
01:00 AM Certified Copy (2010) MK2 C-106 min Juliette Binoche, William Shimell D: Abbas Kiarostami Premiere #12
03:00 AM The English Patient (1996) Miramax C-162 min Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott-Thomas D: Anthony Minghella P/S

Saturday March 3, 2016

V is for Vendetta

05:45 AM Act of Violence (1948) MGM BW-82 min Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh D: Fred Zinnemann P/S
07:15 AM Victim (1961) Allied film Distributors BW-96 min Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms D: Basil Dearden P/S
09:00 AM  The Virgin Spring (1959) Svensk Filmindustri BW-89 min Max von Sydow, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson D: Ingmar Bergman P/S

W is for Women

10:30 PM Wife vs. Secretary (1936) MGM BW-88 min Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Clark Garble D: Clarence Brown P/S
12:00 PM Woman in the Dunes (1964) Toho BW-146 min Kyoko Kishida, Eiji Okada D: Hirosha Teshigahara P/S
02:30 PM The Women (1939) MGM BW-133 min Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford D: George Cukor P/S
04:45 PM A Woman is a Woman (1961) Rome Paris Films C-85 min Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Claude Brialy D: Jean-Luc Godard P/S

06:15 PM A Woman of Paris (1923) United Artists BW-93 min Edna Purviance, Carl Miller, Adolphe Menjou D: Charles Chaplin P/S

08:00 PM (Essentials) A Woman Under the Influence (1974) Cine-Source C-155 min Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk D: John Cassavettes P/S

X is for a Sengalese word meaning temporary sexual impotence

10:45 PM Xala (1973) Films Domirew C-123 min Thierno Leye, Seune Samb D:Ousmane Sembene P/S

Y is for Why the Hell not?


01:00 AM The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) Madeleine Films C-125 min Catherine Deneuve, Francoise Dorleac, Danielle Darrieux, Gene Kelly D: Jacques Demy P/S

Z is for Zany

03:15 AM (Underground) Zvenigora (1928) VFUKU BW-91 min Semyon Svashenko, Nikolai Nademsky D: Alexander Dovshenko EXEMPT
05:00 AM (Underground) Zorns Lemma (1970) Criterion C-60 min Joyce Wieland D: Hollis Frampton  EXEMPT

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Everything's pretty self explanatory, except OBSOLETE PLOTS, which is, Movies whose plot depends on obsolete technology. Most movies, if you updated the tech, there would still be a story, but in these cases there would literally be no story if they had 21st Century technology. For example, BELLS ARE RINGING is about a switch board operator who interferes with the lives of the subscribers to her answering service. Well, there switch board operators and answering services don't exist, so there's no one to interfere in these people's lives, so there's no plot. Whereas, if you update BRINGING UP BABY, it's true that Mark would just call or text Aunt Elizabeth about the leopard, but they would still be chasing the leopard all over the place. "Obsolete Plots" is part of my fascination with how people used to function without our modern technology, in this case cell phones, voice mail, & internet.


Challenge #33: Casablanca Challenge


Week of April 15 – April 21, 2018

STAR OF THE MONTH: Donald O’Connor

THE ESSENTIALS: A Night to Remember (1958)

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) (1930)

TCM IMPORTS: Children of Heaven (Bacheha-Ye aseman) (1997)

TCM UNDERGROUND: Newsies (1992)



QUOTE CHALLENGE: “I am shocked to find gambling going on here!” = Wacky Gambling in Movies

THREE CHALLENGE: Movies with #3 in the title




  1. Botany Bay (1952)
  2. Champagne for Caesar (1950)
  3. Charley's Aunt (1941)
  4. Damn Yankees (1958)
  5. Million Dollar Legs (1939)
  6. The Sign of Zorro (1958)
  7. The Sound Of Music (1965)
  8. Standing Room Only (1944)
  9. Three Men in a Boat (1956)
  10. Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
  11. What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)
  12. Where’s Charley? (1952)



  1. Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968)
  2. Children of Heaven (Bacheha-Ye aseman) (1997)
  3. Goodbye, Charlie (1964)
  4. La Femme du Boulanger (The Baker’s Wife) (1938)
  5. La Gloire de Mon Père (My Father’s Glory) (1990)
  6. Le Dîner de Cons (The Dinner Game) (1998)
  7. Little Robinson Crusoe (1924)
  8. The Naughty Nineties (1945)
  9. Newsies (1992)
  10. People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) (1930)
  11. Red Garters (1954)
  12. Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
  13. Shipwrecked (1926)
  14. Three Amigos (1986)
  15. Three Secrets (1950)



1900s- 1

1910s- 0

1920s- 1

1930s- 11

1940s- 27

1950s- 30

1960s- 15

1970s- 1

1980s- 1

1990s- 4





----------------------------------Sunday April 15, 2018---------------------------




6:00am - Marta Kristen (Judy) in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) dir William Asher AIP 1h38min (p/s)

7:45am - June Lockhart (Maureen) in Sergeant York (1941) dir Howard Hawks WB 2h14min (p/s)

10:00am - Bill Mumy (Will) in Dear Brigitte (1965) dir Henry Koster FOX 1h40min (p/s)

11:45am - Jonathan Harris (Dr Smith) in Botany Bay (1952) dir John Farrow, Paramount 1h33min PREMIERE

1:30pm - Angela Cartwright (Penny) in The Sound Of Music (1965) dir Robert Wise FOX 174min PREMIERE

4:30pm - Guy Williams (Prof. John Robinson) in The Sign of Zorro (1958) dir Lewis R Foster & Norman Foster, Disney 1h31min PREMIERE

6:15pm - The Robot in Forbidden Planet (1956) dir Fred M Wilcox MGM 1h38min (p/s)




8:00pm Charley's Aunt (1941) Jack Benny & Kay Francis, dir Archie Mayo FOX 80min PREMIERE

9:30pm Where’s Charley? (1952) Ray Bolger & Allyn Ann McLerie, dir David Butler WB 1h37min PREMIERE

11:15pm Charley’s Aunt (1930) Charles Ruggles & June Collyer, dir Al Christie, Columbia 88min (p/s)




12:45am People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) (1930) Erwin Splettstober & Brigitte Borchert, dir Kurt & Robert Siodmak, Filmstudio Berlin 1h14min EXEMPT PREMIERE




2:00am Children of Heaven (Bacheha-Ye aseman) (1997) Mohammad Amir Naji & Amir Farrokh, dir Majid Majidi, Institute/Miramax 1h29min EXEMPT PREMIERE



--------------------------------Monday April 16, 2018-----------------------------



Three Challenge


3:30am Three on a Match (1932) Joan Blondell & Bette Davis, dir Meryn LeRoy WB 1h3min (p/s)

4:45am Three Musketeers (1948) Gene Kelly & Van Heflin, dir George Sidney MGM 2h5min (p/s)

7:00am Three Smart Girls (1936) Deanna Durbin & Charles Winninger, dir Henry Koster, Universal 1h24min (p/s)

8:30am Three Coins in a Fountain (1954) Dorothy Maguire & Clifton Webb, dir Jean Negulesco FOX 1h42min (p/s)

10:15am Three Guys Named Mike (1951) Jane Wyman & Howard Keel, dir Charles Walters MGM 1h30min

11:45am Three Caballeros (1944) Clarence Nash & Jose Oliveira, dir Norman Ferguson & Clyde Geromini, Disney 1h11min (p/s)

1:00pm Three Godfathers (1948) John Wayne & Pedro Armendariz, dir John Ford MGM 1h46min (p/s)

3:00pm Three Men in a Boat (1956) Laurence Harvey & David Tomlinson, dir Ken Annakin IFD 1h24min PREMIERE

4:30pm Three Secrets (1950) Eleanor Parker & Patricia Neal, dir Robert Wise WB 1h38min 33-EXEMPT PREMIERE

6:15pm Three Amigos (1986) Steve Martin & Martin Short, dir John Landis HBO/ORION 1h44min 33-EXEMPT PREMIERE




8:00pm - Orson Welles & Joseph Cotton in Citizen Kane (1941) dir Orson Welles RKO 1h59min (p/s)

10:15pm - Gene Kelly in For Me and My Gal (1942) Judy Garland & George Murphy, dir Busby Berkeley MGM 1h44min (p/s)

12:00am – Eva Marie Saint in On the Waterfront (1954) Marlon Brando & Karl Malden, dir Elia Kazan, Columbia 1h48min (p/s)

2:00am – Madeline Kahn in What’s Up, Doc? (1972) Barbra Streisand & Ryan O’Neal, dir Peter Bogdonovich WB 1h34min (p/s)

3:45am – Olivia de Havilland in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) James Cagney & Mickey Rooney, dir Max Reinhardt WB 2h13min (p/s)



---------------------------Tuesday April 17, 2018----------------------------------




6:00am The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Alec Guinness & William Holden, dir David Lean, Columbia 2h41min (p/s)

8:45am Golden Boy (1939) William Holden & Barbara Stanwyck, dir Rouben Mamoulian, Columbia 1h39min (p/s)

10:30am The Country Girl (1954) William Holden & Bing Crosby, dir George Seaton, Paramount 1h44min (p/s)

12:15pm Born Yesterday (1950) Judy Holliday & William Holden, dir George Cukor, Columbia 103min (p/s)

2:00pm Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden & Gloria Swanson, dir Billy Wilder, Paramount 111min (p/s)

4:00pm Sabrina (1954) William Holden & Audrey Hepburn, dir Billy Wilder, Paramount 1h53min (p/s)

6:00pm Stalag 17 (1953) William Holden & Peter Graves, dir Billy Wilder, Paramount 2h (p/s)



Foreign Film Challenge


8:00pm Le Voyage Dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902) Georges Méliès & Bleuette Bernon, dir Georges Méliès, Star-Film 13min (p/s)

8:15pm La Femme du Boulanger (The Baker’s Wife) (1938) Raimu & Ginette Leclerc, dir Marcel Pagnol, Pagnol Films 2h13min NATIONALITY-EXEMPT PREMIERE

10:30pm La Gloire de Mon Père (My Father’s Glory) (1990) Philippe Caubère & Nathalie Roussel, dir Yves Robert, Gaumont 1h45min NATIONALITY-EXEMPT PREMIERE

12:30am La Grande Illusion (1937) Jean Gabin & Dita Parlo, dir Jean Renoir RAC 114min (p/s)

2:30am Le Dîner de Cons (The Dinner Game) (1998) Theirry Lhermitte & Jacqyes Villeret, dir Francis Veber, Gaumont 1h20min NATIONALITY-EXEMPT PREMIERE

4:00am La Belle et La Bête (Beauty and the Beast) (1946) Jean Marais & Josette Day, dir Jean Cocteau DisCina 1h33min (p/s)



-------------------------------------Wednesday April 18, 2015------------------------------------



Art Director Challenge


5:45am Seven Cities of Gold (1955) Richard Egan & Anthony Quinn, dir Robert D Webb FOX 1h43min AD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

7:30am Hello, Dolly! (1969) Barbra Streisand & Walter Matthau, dir Gene Kelly FOX 2h26min (p/s)

10:00am Madame Bovary (1949) Jennifer Jones & James Mason, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h54min (p/s)

12:00pm Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Paul Newman & Robert Redford, dir George Roy Hill FOX 110min (p/s)

2:00pm Meet Me in St Louis (1944) Judy Garland & Margaret O’Brien, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h53min (p/s)

4:00pm Planet of the Apes (1968) Charlton Heston & Kim Hunter, dir Franklin J Schaffner FOX 112min (p/s)

6:00pm Goodbye, Charlie (1964) Tony Curtis & Debbie Reynolds, dir Vincente Minnelli FOX 1h56min AD-EXEMPT PREMIERE




8:00pm Standing Room Only (1944) Fred MacMurray & Paulette Goddard, dir Sidney Lanfield, Paramount 1h23min PREMIERE

9:30pm The Doughgirls (1944) Ann Sheridan & Alexis Smith, dir James V Kern WB 1h42min (p/s)

11:15pm The More the Merrier (1943) Jean Arthur & Joel McCrea, dir George Stevens, Columbia 1h44min (p/s)

1:00am Government Girl (1943) Olivia de Havilland & Anne Shirley, dir Dudley Nichols RKO 1h34min (p/s)

2:45am Meet the People (1944) Dick Powell & Lucille Ball, dir Charles Reisner MGM 1h40min (p/s)

4:30am Johnny Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1944) Simone Simon & James Ellison, dir Joe May, King Bros 1h15min (p/s)

5:45am So This is Washington (1943) Allan Mowbray & Mildred Coles, dir Ray McCarey RKO 1h4min (p/s)



------------------------------Thursday April 19, 2018-------------------------------




7:00am Harvey (1950) James Stewart & Josephine Hull, dir Henry Koster, Universal 1h44min (p/s)

8:45am Desk Set (1957) Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn, dir Walter Lang FOX 1h43min (p/s)

10:30am Ball of Fire (1941) Gary Cooper & Barbara Stanwyck, dir Howard Hawks, Goldwyn 111min (p/s)

12:30pm Champagne for Caesar (1950) Ronald Colman & Celeste Holm, dir Richard Whorf UA 1h39min PREMIERE




2:15pm Monkey Business (1952) Cary Grant & Ginger Rogers, dir Howard Hawks FOX 1h37min (p/s)

4:00pm Vice Versa (1948) Roger Livesey & Anthony Newley, dir Peter Ustinov GFD 1h51min (p/s)

6:00pm Damn Yankees (1958) Gwen Verdon & Ray Walston, dir George Abbott & Stanley Donen WB 1h51min PREMIERE



SOTM Donald O’Connor

8:00pm Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) Donald O’Connor & Janet Leigh, dir Lloyd Bacon, Universal 1h35min PREMIERE

9:45pm Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly & Donald O’Connor, dir Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly MGM 1h43min (p/s)

11:30pm Million Dollar Legs (1939) Betty Grable & Donald O’Connor, dir Nick Grinde, Paramount 1h5min PREMIERE

12:45am Francis (1950) Donald O’Connor & Patricia Medina, dir Arthur Lubin, Universal 1h31min (p/s)

2:30am Feudin’, Fussin’ and A-Fightin’ (1948) Donald O’Connor & Marjorie Main, dir George Sherman, Universal 1h18min (p/s)

4:00am Sing, You Sinners (1938) Bing Crosby & Donald O’Connor, dir Wesley Ruggles, Paramount 1h28min (p/s)



----------------------------------Friday April 20, 2018------------------------------------



Quote Challenge: “I am shocked! Shocked to find there is gambling going on here!” –Claude Rains


5:30am Operation Petticoat (1959) Cary Grant & Tony Curtis, dir Blake Edwards, Universal 2h4min (p/s)

7:45am The Honeymoon Machine (1961) Steve McQueen & Jim Hutton, dir Richard Thorpe MGM 1h27min (p/s)

9:15am Swing Time (1936) Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, dir George Stevens RKO 1h43min (p/s)

11:00pm The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) Bob Hope & Marilyn Maxwell, dir Sidney Lanfield, Paramount 1h31min (p/s)

12:45pm A Day at the Races (1937) The Marx Brothers & Allan Jones, dir Sam Wood MGM 1h51min (p/s)

2:45pm Red Garters (1954) Jack Carson & Rosemary Clooney, dir George Marshall, Paramount 91min QUOTE-EXEMPT PREMIERE

4:30pm Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968) Peter Ustinov & Dean Jones, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney 1h46min QUOTE-EXEMPT PREMIERE

6:30pm The Naughty Nineties (1945) Bud Abbot & Lou Costello, dir Jean Yarbrough, Universal 1h16min QUOTE-EXEMPT PREMIERE




8:00pm Shipwrecked (1926) Joseph Schildkraut & Seena Owen, dir Joseph Henabery, Metro 1h14min EXEMPT PREMIERE (Public Domain)

9:15pm Swiss Family Robinson (1960) John Mills & Dorothy Maguire, dir Ken Annakin, Disney 2h6min (p/s)

11:30pm The Most Dangerous Game (1932) Joel McCrea & Fay Wray, dir Irving Pichel & Ernest B Schoedsack RKO 1h3min (p/s)

12:45am Little Robinson Crusoe (1924) Jackie Coogan & Daniel J O’Brien, dir Edward F Cline, MGM 1h10min EXEMPT PREMIERE (Public Domain)

2:00am Lt Robin Crusoe, USN (1966) Dick Van Dyke & Nancy Kwan, dir Byron Paul, Disney 1h50min (p/s)



-------------------------------Saturday April 21, 2018-----------------------------




4:00am A Night to Remember (1942) Loretta Young & Brian Aherne, dir Richard Wallace, Columbia 1h30min (p/s) 5:30am Black Widow (1954) Ginger Rogers & Van Heflin, dir Nunnally Johnson FOX 1h35min (p/s)

7:15am My Sister Eileen (1942) Rosalind Russell & Janet Blair, dir Alexander Hall, Columbia 1h36min (p/s)

9:00am Greenwich Village (1944) Carmen Miranda & Don Ameche, dir Walter Lang FOX 1h22min (p/s)

10:30am Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard, dir Blake Edwards UA 1h55min (p/s)

12:30pm Rear Window (1954) James Stewart & Grace Kelly, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount 1h52min (p/s)

2:30pm Barefoot in the Park (1967) Robert Redford & Jane Fonda, dir Gene Saks, Paramount 1h46min (p/s)

4:30pm Scarlet Street (1945) Edward G Robinson & Joan Bennett, dir Fritz Lang, Universal 1h43min (p/s)

6:15pm What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) George Peppard & Mary Tyler Moore, dir George Seaton, Universal 1h34min PREMIERE




8:00pm THE ESSENTIALS: A Night to Remember (1958) Kenneth More & Laurence Naismith, dir Roy Ward Baker, Rank 2h3min (p/s)

10:15pm Bells Are Ringing (1960) Judy Holliday & Dean Martin, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 2h6min (p/s)

12:30am Gaslight (1944) Ingrid Bergman & Charles Boyer, dir George Cukor MGM 1h54min (p/s)

2:30am TCM UNDERGROUND: Newsies (1992) Christian Bale & Bill Pullman, dir Kenny Ortega, Disney 2h EXEMPT PREMIERE

4:30am Footlight Parade (1933) James Cagney & Joan Blondell,  dir Lloyd Bacon WB 1h44min (p/s)

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Week of December 23-29, 2018
SOTM: Gloria Grahame
THE ESSENTIALS: Rear Window (1954)
SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: A Page of Madness (1926)
TCM IMPORTS: Hausu (1977), Kwaidan (1964)
TCM UNDERGROUND: Space Battleship Yamato (1977)


CHALLENGE #33 – “Round Up the Usual Suspects”

1.Rick: “How long was it we had, honey?”

Ilsa: “I didn't count the days.”

Rick: “Well, I did. Every one of 'em. Mostly I remember the last one. The wow finish. A guy standing on a station platform in the rain with a comical look in his face because his insides have been kicked out.”

2. Viva la France!

3. Art Director – Albert S. D'Agostino

4. The 3rd films in a series



Body and Soul (1931)

The Surf (1935)

High School (1934)

Snow Trail (1947)

Sudden Fear (1952)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Broadway Bad (1933)

The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)

The Blue Lagoon (1949)

Oldboy (2003)


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 33-Exempt

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) 33-Exempt

A Page of Madness (1926) Silent Sunday Night

Androcles and the Lion (1952) AD-Exempt

Space Battleship Yamato (1977) TCM Underground

Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: In the Name of Love (1979) TCM Underground



1920s: 1
1930s: 18
1940s: 37
1950s: 20
1960s: 14
1970s: 4
1980s: 4
1990s: 0

2000s: 1

2010s: 0



Sunday starts with the “three's” challenge. Each movie scheduled is the third entry of a series of films. The three films shown in primetime continue this theme, with a slight variation: the third credited feature of Bogart, Bergman, and Henreid. Sunday night features a trio of Japanese horror movies, including the gorgeous (but absolutely bananas) Hausu.


The next few days feature several birthday and deathday (?) salutes, including Casablanca stars Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet. Monday evening is dedicated to star of the month Gloria Grahame. The earliest memory I have of her is from watching It's a Wonderful Life every Christmas Eve, and I've loved her ever since!


Wednesday is a celebration of AD Albert S. D'Agostino. With such a prolific output, and the wide variety of films he was involved with, I felt he deserved the recognition. There's a bit of overlap as we move into primetime. D'Agostino was AD for several of the films featured, all starring one of my absolute favorites, Jean Simmons!


Thursday night features films produced in France. Friday morning and afternoon fulfill the “quote” challenge. All the movies being shown involve (spoiler alert?) a couple that doesn't end up together. The Friday Night Spotlight features films with revenge plots.


Finally, Saturday is an all day build up to this week's Essential, Rear Window. The schedule for the day features other films from the principal stars, Stewart, Kelly, Ritter, Burr, and of course Hitchcock himself (my apologies Wendell Corey!!). The programming week ends with the TCM Underground screenings of two Japanese animated films based on the series Space Battleship Yamato, also known in the U.S. as Starblazers.




Week of December 23-29, 2018


--------------------------------SUNDAY DECEMBER 23, 2018-------------------------------



6:00am The Adventurous Blonde (1937) Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane. Dir: Frank McDonald. Warner Bros, 61min. p/s

7:15am Gold Rush Maisie (1940) Ann Sothern, Lee Bowman. Dir: Edwin L. Marin. MGM, 82min. p/s

8:45am The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Harold S. Bucquet. MGM, 84min. p/s

10:15am Another Thin Man (1939) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Asta. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 103min. p/s

12:00pm Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939) Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas. Dir: William Clemens. Warner Bros, 68min. p/s

1:15pm Goldfinger (1964) Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor Blackman. Dir: Guy Hamilton. Eon Productions, 110min. p/s

3:15pm Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Harrison Ford, Sean Connery. Dir: Steven Spielberg. Paramount, 127min. (Premiere 33-Exempt)

5:30pm Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher. Dir: George Lucas. Twentieth Century Fox, 131min. (Premiere 33-Exempt)

7:45pm Three Smart Boys (1937) (short) George “Spanky” McFarland, Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer. Hal Roach Studios, 11min.




8:00pm Body and Soul (1931) Charles Farrell, Elissa Landi, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Alfred Santell. Fox, 70min. (Premiere #1)

9:15pm The Surf (1935) Ingrid Bergman, Sten Lindgren. Dir: Ivar Johansson. Svensk Filmindustri, 64min. (Premiere #2)

10:30pm High School (1934) Rudolf Forster, Angela Salloker, Paul Henreid. Dir: Erich Engel. A.B.C.-Film, 90min. (Premiere #3)




12:00am A Page of Madness (1926) Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima. Dir: Teinosuke Kinugasa. Kinugasa Productions, 70min. (Premiere Exempt)




1:15am Hausu (1977) Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo. Dir: Nobuhiko Obayashi. Toho Company, 88min. p/s

2:45am Kwaidan (1964) Rentaro Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi. Toho Company, 183min. p/s



--------------------------------MONDAY DECEMBER 24, 2018-------------------------------



6:00am Mysterious Island (1961) Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood. Dir: Cy Endfield. Ameran Films, 101min. p/s

7:45am The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal. Dir: Robert Wise. Twentieth Century Fox, 92min. p/s

9:30am Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 109min. p/s

11:30am Vertigo (1958) James Stewart, Kim Novak. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 128min. p/s




1:45pm Stray Dog (1949) Toshiro Mifuno, Takashi Shimura. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho Company, 122min. p/s

4:00pm High and Low (1963) Toshiro Mifune, Yutaka Sada. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho Company, 143min. p/s

6:30pm Snow Trail (1947) Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura. Dir: Senkichi Taniguchi. Toho Company, 89min. (Premiere #4)



8:00pm The Big Heat (1953) Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Fritz Lang. Columbia, 90min. p/s

9:30pm Sudden Fear (1952) Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame. Dir: David Miller. RKO, 110min. (Premiere #5)

11:30am The Glass Wall (1953) Vittorio Gassman, Gloria Grahame, Ann Robinson. Dir: Maxwell Shane. Columbia, 82min. p/s

1:00am Human Desire (1954) Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford. Dir: Fritz Lang. Columbia, 91min. p/s

2:45am In a Lonely Place (1949) Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Nicholas Ray. Columbia, 94min. p/s

4:30am It's a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Frank Capra. Liberty Films, 130min. (Premiere #6)



--------------------------------TUESDAY DECEMBER 25, 2018-------------------------------



6:45am A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer. Dir: Bill Melendez. Lee Mendelson Productions/Bill Melendez Productions, 25min. (Premiere #7)

7:15am How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray. Dir: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam. The Cat in the Hat Productions, 26min. (Premiere #8)




7:45am City Lights (1931) Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill. Dir: Charles Chaplin. Charles Chaplin Productions, 87min. p/s

9:15am The Great Dictator (1940) Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard. Dir: Charles Chaplin. Charles Chaplin Productions, 125min. p/s




11:30am The Big Sleep (1946) Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall. Dir: Howard Hawks. Warner Bros, 114min. p/s

1:30pm The Petrified Forest (1936) Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis. Dir: Archie Mayo. Warner Bros, 82min. p/s

3:00pm To Have and Have Not (1944) Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan. Dir: Howard Hawks. Warner Bros, 100min. p/s

4:45pm Key Largo (1948) Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall. Dir: John Huston. Warner Bros, 100min. p/s

6:30pm Beat the Devil (1953) Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida. Dir: John Huston. Romulus Films/Santana Pictures, 89min. p/s




8:00pm Bullets or Ballots (1936) Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton McLane. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Bros, 82min. p/s

9:30pm Broadway Bad (1933) Joan Blondell, Ricardo Cortez, Ginger Rogers. Dir: Sidney Lanfield. Fox, 61min. (Premiere #9)

10:45pm Blondie Johnson (1933) Joan Blondell, Chester Morris. Dir: Ray Enright. First National Pictures, 67min. p/s

12:00am Kansas City Princess (1934) Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Robert Armstrong. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Bros, 64min. p/s

1:15am The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932) Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, Ina Claire. Dir: Lowell Sherman. The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 79min. (Premiere #10)

2:45am Lawyer Man (1932) William Powell, Joan Blondell. Dir: William Dieterle. Warner Bros, 72min. p/s

4:00am Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. Warner Bros, 97min. p/s



--------------------------------WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26, 2018-------------------------------



5:45am The Lusty Men (1960) Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum. Dir: Nicholas Ray. Wald/Krasna Productions, 113min. p/s

7:45am Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas. Dir: H.C. Potter. RKO, 94min. p/s

9:30am Murder, My Sweet (1944) Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. RKO, 95min. p/s

11:15am The Thing from Another World (1951) Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness. Dir: Christian Nyby. RKO, 87min. p/s

12:45pm Cat People (1942) Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. RKO, 73min. p/s

2:00pm The Seventh Victim (1943) Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks. Dir: Mark Robson. RKO, 71min. p/s

3:15pm I Walked with a Zombie (1943) Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. RKO, 69min. p/s

4:30pm Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. RKO, 97min. p/s

6:15pm Notorious (1946) Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. RKO, 101min. p/s




8:00pm Angel Face (1952) Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons. Dir: Otto Preminger. RKO, 91min. p/s

9:45pm She Couldn't Say No (1954) Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Arthur Hunicutt. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. RKO, 89min. p/s

11:00pm Affair with a Stranger (1953) Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Linda Douglas. Dir: Roy Rowland. RKO, 87min. p/s

12:30am Androcles and the Lion (1952) Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young. Dir: Chester Erskine. RKO, 98min. (Premiere AD-Exempt)

2:15am Uncle Silas (1947) Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney, Katina Paxinou. Dir: Charles Frank. Two Cities Films, 98min. p/s

4:00am The Blue Lagoon (1949) Jean Simmons, Donald Houston. Dir: Frank Launder. Individual Pictures, 101min. (Premiere #11)



--------------------------------THURSDAY DECEMBER 27, 2018-------------------------------



5:45am The Maltese Falcon (1941) Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor. Dir: John Huston. Warner Bros, 100min. p/s

7:30am Passage to Marseille (1944) Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers, 109min. p/s

9:30am The Woman in White (1948) Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Peter Godfrey. Warner Bros, 109min. p/s

11:30am That Way with Women (1947) Dane Clark, Martha Vickers, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Frederick De Cordova. Warner Bros, 84min. p/s

1:00pm Three Strangers (1946) Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Geraldine Fitzgerald. Dir: Jean Negulesco. Warner Bros, 92min. p/s

2:45pm The Hucksters (1947) Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Jack Conway. MGM, 115min. p/s

4:45pm The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott. Dir: Jean Negulesco. Warner Bros, 95min. p/s

6:30pm Conflict (1945) Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt. Warner Bros, 86min. p/s




8:00pm Diabolique (1955) Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzet. Filmsonor/Vera Films, 116min. p/s

10:00pm Last Year at Marienbad (1961) Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoeff. Dir: Alain Resnais. Cocinor, 94min. p/s

11:45pm Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas. Dir: Alain Resnais. Argo Films/Como Films/Daiei Studios/Pathe Entertainment, 90min. p/s

1:15am The Bride Wore Black (1968) Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet. Dir: Francois Truffaut. Les Films du Carrosse/Les Productions Artistes Associes, 107min. p/s

3:15am Breathless (1960) Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger. Dir: Jean-Luc Godard. Les Films Imperia/Les Productions Georges de Beauregard/SNC, 90min. p/s

4:45am Le Corbeau (1943) Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc, Micheline Francey. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Continental Films, 92min. p/s



--------------------------------FRIDAY DECEMBER 28, 2018-------------------------------



Rick: “How long was it we had, honey?”

Ilsa: “I didn't count the days.”

Rick: “Well, I did. Every one of 'em. Mostly I remember the last one. The wow finish. A guy standing on a station platform in the rain with a comical look in his face because his insides have been kicked out.”


6:30am Annie Hall (1977) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton. Dir: Woody Allen. Rollins-Joffe Productions, 93min. p/s

8:15am Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Joan Fontaine, Jouis Jourdan. Dir: Max Ophuls. Rampart Productions, 86min. p/s

9:45am Brief Encounter (1945) Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard. Dir: David Lean. Cineguild, 86min. p/s

11:15am Wuthering Heights (1939) Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven. Dir: William Wyler. Samuel Goldwyn Company, 104min. p/s

1:00pm Somewhere in Time (1980) Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer. Dir: Jeannot Szwarc. Rastar Pictures, 103min. p/s

2:45pm Waterloo Bridge (1931) Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 81min. p/s

4:15pm Goodbye Again (1961) Ingrid Bergman, Yves Montand, Anthony Perkins. Dir: Anatole Litvak. Argus Film/Mercury Productions, 120min. p/s

6:15pm Portrait of Jennie (1948) Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore. Dir: William Dieterle. Vanguard Films/Selznick International Pictures, 86min. p/s

7:45pm Dating: Do's and Don'ts (1949)(short) Jackie Gleason, John Lindsay. Dir: Ted Peshak. Coronet Instructional Media, 13min.




8:00pm Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Ricardo Montalban. Dir: Nicholas Meyer. Paramount, 113min. p/s

10:00pm Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards. Dir: Sergio Leone. Paramount, 175min. p/s

12:30am Cape Fear (1962) Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen. Dir: J. Lee Thompson. Melville-Talbot Productions, 105min. p/s

2:15am Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Dennis Price, Alec Guiness, Valerie Hobson. Dir: Robert Hamer. Ealing Studios, 106min. p/s

4:15am Oldboy (2003) Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang. Dir: Chan-wook Park. Egg Films/Show East, 120min. (Premiere #12)



--------------------------------SATURDAY DECEMBER 29, 2018-------------------------------




Feat. Raymond Burr

6:15am Love Happy (1949) The Marx Bros, Ilona Massey. Dir: David Miller. Artists Alliance, 85min. p/s

7:45am Desperate (1947) Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr. Dir: Anthony Mann. RKO, 73min. p/s


Feat. Thelma Ritter

9:00am All About Eve (1950) Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Twentieth Century Fox, 138min. p/s

11:30am The Mating Season (1951) Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins. Dir: Mitchell Leisen. Paramount, 101min. p/s


Feat. Grace Kelly

1:15pm High Noon (1952) Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: Fred Zinneman. Stanley Kramer Productions/United Artists, 85min. p/s

2:45pm Dial M for Murder (1954) Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Warner Bros, 105min. p/s


Feat. James Stewart

4:30pm Harvey (1950) James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow. Dir: Henry Koster. Universal International, 104min. p/s

6:15pm The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. MGM, 99min. p/s




Feat. Alfred Hitchcock

8:00pm Rear Window (1954) James Stewart, Grace Kelly. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 112min. p/s

10:00pm Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Universal, 108min. p/s

12:00am Saboteur (1942) Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Universal, 109min. p/s




2:00am Space Battleship Yamato (1977) Goro Naya, Kei Tomiyama. Dir: Toshio Masuda. Office Academy, 135min. (Premiere – Exempt)

4:15am Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: In the Name of Love (1979) Goro Naya, Kei Tomiyama. Dir: Toshio Masuda, Leiji Matsumoto. Office Academy, 151min. (Premiere – Exempt)

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Schedule for March 4 - 10, 2018


1. Brooklyn (2015)
2. Forever Amber (1947)
3. The Pied Piper (1942)

4. Only Yesterday (1933)
5. The Mudlark (1950)
6. Cross Creek (1983)
7. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
8. Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV Movie)
9. The Straight Story (1999)
10. Torch Singer (1933)

Exempt Premieres:

1. Amelie (2001) (TCM Imports)
2. About Time (2013) (TCM Underground)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

"We pick this time to fall in love". -- Romance films throughout the Decades (Challenge #1)

6:00 AM Seven Chances (1925) Buster Keaton & Ruth Dwyer D: Buster Keaton MGM 56 min. (p/s)
7:00 AM Rafter Romance (1933) Ginger Rogers & Norman Foster D: William Seiter RKO 73 min.
8:15 AM I'll Be Seeing You (1944) Ginger Rogers & Joseph Cotton D:William Dieterle UA 85 min. (p/s)
9:45 AM All That Heaven Allows (1955) Jane Wyman & Rock Hudson D: Douglas Sirk Universal 89 min. (p/s)
11:15 AM Stolen Kisses (1968) Jean-Pierre Leaud & Claude Jade D: Francois Truffaut UA 90 min. (p/s)
12:45 PM Donkey Skin (1970) Catherine Deneuve & Jean Marais D:Jacques Demy Janus 91 min. (p/s)
2:30 PM The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Mia Farrow & Jeff Daniels D:Woody Allen Orion 82 min. (p/s)
4:00 PM Green Card (1990) Gerard Depardieu & Andie MacDowell D: Peter Weir Touchstone 103 min. (p/s)
6:00 PM Brooklyn (2015) Saoirse Ronan & Emory Cohen D:John Crowley Fox Searchlight 112 min. Premiere #1

Enter the French (Challenge #2)
8:00 PM The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Catherine Deneuve & Nino Castelnuovo D:Jacques Demy Janus 91 min. (p/s)
9:45 PM The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) Catherine Deneuve & Francoise Dorleac D: Jacques Demy WB 125 min. (p/s)

Silent Sunday
12:00 AM The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Maria Falconetti & Eugene Silvain D: Carl Dreyer Janus 114 min. (p/s)

TCM Imports
2:00 AM Amelie (2001) Audrey Tautau & Mattieu Kassovitz D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Miramax 122 min. Exempt Premiere
4:15 AM La Ronde (1950) Anton Walbrook & Simone Signoret D:Max Ophuls Janus 97 min. (p/s)

Monday March 5, 2018

Saluting Art Director Roland Anderson (Challenge #3)

6:00 AM Souls at Sea (1937) Gary Cooper & George Raft D: Henry Hathaway Paramount 93 min. (p/s)
7:45 AM Love Letters (1945) Jennifer Jones & Joseph Cotten D; Mitchell Leisen Paramount 101 min. (p/s)
9:30 AM The Mating Season (1951) Thelma Ritter & Gene Tierney D: Mitchell Leisen Paramount 100 min (p/s)
11:15 AM Union Pacific (1939) Barbara Stanwyck & Joel McCrea D: Cecil B. DeMille Paramount 134 min. (p/s)
1:30 PM Carrie (1952) Laurence Olivier & Jennifer Jones D: William Wyler Paramount 118 min. (p/s)
3:30 PM Reap the Wild Wind (1942) Paulette Goddard & Ray Milland D: Cecil B. DeMille Paramount 124 min. (p/s)
5:45 PM To Each His Own (1946) Olivia DeHavilland & Roland Culver D: Mitchell Leisen Paramount 122 min. (p/s)

Love Triangles (Challenge #4)
8:00 PM The Constant Nymph (1943) Joan Fontaine & Charles Boyer D: Edmund Goulding WB 112 min.
10:00 PM Intermezzo (1939) Leslie Howard & Ingrid Bergman D: Gregory Ratoff UA 70 min. (p/s)
11:15 PM The Talk of the Town (1942) Jean Arthur & Ronald Colman D: George Stevens Columbia 118 min. (p/s)
1:15 AM Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) Natalie Wood & Steve MacQueen D: Robert Mulligan Paramount 100 min. (p/s)
3:00 AM Out of Africa (1985) Meryl Streep & Robert Redford D: Sydney Pollack Universal 161 min. (p/s)

Tuesday March 6, 2018

Music composed by Alfred Newman

6:00 AM Forever Amber (1947) Linda Darnell & Cornel Wilde D: Otto Preminger 20th Century Fox 138 min. Premiere #2
8:30 AM Roxie Hart (1942) Ginger Rogers & Adolphe Menjou D: William Wellman 20th Century Fox 72 min (p/s)
9:45 AM Dragonwyck (1946) Gene Tierney & Walter Huston D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz 20th Century Fox 103 min. (p/s)
11:30 AM The Pied Piper (1942) Monty Woolley & Roddy McDowell D: Irving Pichel 20th Century Fox 87 min. Premiere #3
1:00 PM Remember the Day (1941) Claudette Colbert & John Payne D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 86 min. (p/s)
2:30 PM A Bell for Adano (1945) Gene Tierney & John Hodiak D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 103 min. (p/s)
4:15 PM A Royal Scandal (1945) Tallulah Bankhead & Charles Coburn D: Otto Preminger 20th Century Fox 94 min. (p/s)
6:00 PM Leave Her to Heaven (1945) Gene Tierney & Cornel Wilde D: John Stahl 20th Century Fox 110 min (p/s)

Star of the Month: Edna May Oliver

8:00 PM Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) Henry Fonda & Claudette Colbert D: John Ford 20th Century Fox 103 min. (P/s)
9:45 PM Ann Vickers (1933) Irene Dunne & Walter Huston D: John Cromwell RKO 72 min
11:00 PM Only Yesterday (1933) Margaret Sullavan & John Boles D: John Stahl Universal 105 min Premiere #4
1:00 AM Lydia (1941) Merle Oberon & Edna May Oliver D: Julien Duvivier UA 104 min (p/s)
3:00 AM Penguin Pool Murder (1932) Edna May Oliver & James Gleason D: George Archainbaud RKO 65 min
4:15 AM The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers D:H.C. Potter RKO 93 min.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

TCM Goes Italian

6:00 AM Ginger and Fred (1986) Giuletta Masina & Marcello Mastroianni D:Federico Fellini MGM 126 min.
8:15 AM Two Women (1961) Sophia Loren & Raf Vallone D: Vittorio De Sica Embassy 99 min. (P/s)
10:00 AM The Leopard (1963) Burt Lancaster & Alain Delon D: Luchino Visconti Janus 187 min (p/s)
1:15 PM Rome, Open City (1945) Aldo Fabrizi & Anna Magnani D: Roberto Rossellini Janus 105 min. (P/s)
3:00 PM La Dolce Vita (1960) Marcello Mastrionni & Anita Ekburg D: Federico Fellini Janus 175 min (p/s)
6:00 PM La Strada (1954) Anthony Quinn & Giuletta Masina D:Federico Fellini Janus 115 min (p/s)

Guest Programmer: Betty Boop

8:00 PM Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) Julie Andrews & Mary Tyler Moore D: George Roy Hill Universal 152 min. (P/s)
10:45 PM It (1927) Clara Bow & Antonio Moreno D: Clarence Badger Paramount 72 min. (P/s)
12:00 AM Our Dancing Daughters (1928) Joan Crawford & Johnny Mack Brown MGM 83 min.
1:30 AM The Roaring Twenties (1939) James Cagney & Priscilla Lane D: Raoul Walsh WB 104 min.
3:30 AM The Great Gatsby (1974) Robert Redford & Mia Farrow D: Jack Clayton Paramount 144 min. (P/s)

Thursday March 8, 2018


6:00 AM The Mudlark (1950) Irene Dunne & Alec Guinness D: Jean Negulesco 20th Century Fox 99 min Premiere #5
7:45 AM Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) Genevieve Bujold & Richard Burton D: Charles Jarrott 143 min (p/s)
10:15 AM Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) Michael Jayston & Janet Suzman D:Franklin Schaffer Columbia 189 min. (P/s)
1:30 PM The Virgin Queen (1955) Richard Todd & Bette Davis D: Henry Koster 20th Century Fox 92 min (p/s)
3:15 PM Mary Queen of Scots (1971) Vanessa Redgrave & Glenda Jackson D: Charles Jarrott Universal 128 min (p/s)
5:30 PM Marie Antoinette (1938) Norma Shearer & Tyrone Power D: W.S. Van Dyke MGM 149 min.

TCM Spotlight: Novel Connection: Real & Fictitious Writers in Film

8:00 PM Theodora Goes Wild (1936) Irene Dunne & Melvin Douglas D: Richard Boleslawski Columbia 94 min (p/s)
9:45 PM Devotion (1946) Ida Lupino & Olivia De Havilland D: Curtis Bernhardt WB 107 min.
11:45 PM Agatha (1979) Vanessa Redgrave & Dustin Hoffman D: Michael Apted WB 98 min. (P/s)
1:30 AM Cross Creek (1983) Mary Steenburgen & Rip Torn D: Martin Ritt Universal 122 min Premiere #6
3:45 AM The Accidental Tourist (1988) William Hurt & Geena Davis D: Lawrence Kasdan WB 121 min Premiere #7

Friday March 9, 2018

Keeping the British End Up

6:00 AM Brief Encounter (1945) Celia Johnson & Trevor Howard D:David Lean Janus 85 min (p/s)
8:30 AM I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) Wendy Hiller & Roger Livesey D: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger Janus 91 min. (p/s)
10:15 AM The Fallen Idol (1948) Ralph Richardson & Michele Morgan D: Carol Reed Janus 94 min (p/s)
12:00 PM The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) Alec Guinness & Stanley Holloway D: Charles Crichton StudioCanal 82 min (p/s)
1:30 PM The Lady Vanishes (1938) Margaret Lockwood & Michael Redgrave D: Alfred Hitchcock Janus 97 min (p/s)
3:15 PM Great Expectations (1946) John Mills & Valerie Hobson D:David Lean Janus 118 min (p/s)
5:15 PM The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) Roger Livesey & Deborah Kerr D: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger Janus 163 min (p/s)

Senior Citizens

8:00 PM Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) Victor Moore & Beulah Bondi D: Leo McCarey Paramount 92 min (p/s)
9:45 PM The Trip to Bountiful (1985) Geraldine Page & Rebecca De Mornay D:Peter Masterson Island Alive 106 min (p/s)
11:45 PM Harry and Tonto (1974) Art Carney & Melanie Mayron D:Paul Mazursky 20th Century Fox 115 min (p/s)
1:45 AM Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV Movie) Robert Preston & Mary Tyler Moore D: Joan Micklin Silver HBO 114 min. Premiere #8
3:45 AM The Straight Story (1999) Richard Farnsworth & Sissy Spacek D: David Lynch Walt Disney Pictures 111 min. Premiere #9

Saturday March 10,2018

Pre-Code Women

6:00 AM Hot Saturday (1932) Nancy Carroll & Cary Grant D: William Seiter Paramount 72 min (p/s)
7:15 AM Torch Singer (1933) Claudette Colbert & Ricardo Cortez D:Alexander Hall & George Somnes Paramount 73 min. Premiere #10
8:30 AM She Done Him Wrong (1933) Mae West & Cary Grant D: Lowell Sherman Paramount 66 min (p/s)
9:45 AM The Story of Temple Drake (1933) Miriam Hopkins & Willian Gargan D: Stephen Roberts Paramount 72 min. (P/s)
11:00 AM Trouble in Paradise (1932) Herbert Marshall & Miriam Hopkins D: Ernst Lubitsch Paramount 83 min (p/s)
12:30 PM The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) Maurice Chevalier & Claudette Colbert D: Ernst Lubitsch Paramount 88 min (p/s)
2:00 PM Love Me Tonight (1932) Maurice Chevalier & Jeanette MacDonald D: Rouben Mamoulian 96 min. (P/s)
3:45 PM I'm No Angel (1933) Mae West & Cary Grant D:Wesley Ruggles Paramount 87 min (p/s)
5:15 PM Jewel Robbery (1932) William Powell & Kay Francis D: William Dieterle WB 70 min
6:30 PM Red Dust (1932) Clark Gable & Jean Harlow D:Victor Fleming MGM 83 min.

The Essentials: Ruth Chatterton

8:00 PM Dodsworth (1936) Walter Huston & Ruth Chatterton D:William Wyler UA 101 min (p/s)
9:45 PM Female (1933) Ruth Chatterton & George Brent D:Michael Curtiz WB 60 min
11:00 PM Frisco Jenny (1933) Ruth Chatterton & Louis Calhern D:William Wellman WB 70 min (p/s)
12:15 AM The Rich Are Always With Us (1932) Ruth Chatterton & Adrienne Dore D:Alfred Green WB 73 min

1:30 AM Now Playing: March (2018) TCM 28 min.

TCM Underground: Low-Key Time Travel

2:00 AM About Time (2013) Domhnall Gleeson & Rachel McAdams D:Richard Curtis Universal 124 min Exempt Premiere
4:15 AM Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Kathleen Turner & Nicolas Cage D: Francis Ford Coppola TriStar 104 min. (P/s)

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Speedracer5's Notes:


Week of November 11, 2018 to November 17, 2018

SOTM: Ann Sheridan
SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: German silent classic, NOSFERATU (1922)
TCM IMPORTS: "Fritz Lang in Germany," M (1931), THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE (1933)
TCM Spotlight: 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice
TCM UNDERGROUND: Valley of the Dolls Double Feature


Challenge #1, Casablanca Quote: "We'll always have Paris." Musicals set in Paris

Challenge #2, Casablanca Nationality: German

Challenge #3, Art Directors, Cedric Gibbons

Challenge #4, Threes, "A Trio of Trios." 




The Perfect Specimen (1937)

The Perfect Marriage (1947)

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

The Road to Glory (1936)

Hell and High Water (1954)

The Pajama Game (1957)

Newsies (1992)

Thirty Day Princess (1934)




Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)



1920s- 1

1930s- 24

1940s- 20

1950s- 29

1960s- 12

1970s- 6

1980s- 4

1990s- 2




Sunday begins with an all-day tribute to famous Art Director Cedric Gibbons.  Gibbons was nominated for an Oscar 38 times, winning the statuette 11 times.  Gibbons was also credited with the design of the Oscar statuette itself. We will be airing three of the films for which Gibbons won the Oscar-- Pride and Prejudice, Blossoms in the Dust, and The Bad and the Beautiful.  In primetime, we will be looking at Germany's contributions to the art of film.  Germany's most famous star, Marlene Dietrich (The Blue Angel) will be showcased during this block along with a famous German film about WWII, Das Boot. Fritz Lang, one of Germany (and later Hollywood)'s most prolific directors will have two of his German films featured during the TCM Import series, including M, which was Peter Lorre's breakthrough role and was also one of earliest examples of the noir style of storytelling and filmmaking. 


Monday would have been the 89th birthday of Princess Grace of Monaco, or Grace Kelly as she was known during her brief, but successful Hollywood career.  We're showing her breakthrough film, High Noon, her two most successful collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window and To Catch a Thief and her Oscar-winning performance in The Country Girl.  Later, we look at a series of 'Perfect' films, including the premiere of Errol Flynn in the aptly named The Perfect Specimen.  The daytime programming concludes with my favorite TCM short, The Wonderful World of Tupperware.  Inspired by the famous Casablanca quote, "We'll always have Paris," Monday's evening programming will consist of a block of musicals set in the City of Lights, including my personal favorite, Funny Face.  


Tuesday we're featuring a "trio of trios."  Two famous trios (Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet; and Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Alan Hale) made at least three films together--all of which are highly entertaining.  The two trios' best films, The Maltese Falcon and The Adventures of Robin Hood, respectively, will be featured.  We conclude the evening with the most famous trio of all, The Marx Brothers.  I only wish I had another 90 minutes of time so that I could have fit in a trio of the Marx Brothers' films, instead I had to settle for a double feature. Tuesday evening, we're showcasing Star of the Month, Ann Sheridan.  We're starting off with the film (Juke Girl) that gave her the nickname "The Oomph Girl," much to Sheridan's chagrin. 


Wednesday, we're celebrating what would have been Brian Keith's 97th birthday.  Two out of the three films Keith made with Irish siren, Maureen O'Hara, are featured: The Deadly Companions and Rare Breed.  Later, we brush up on our Dewey Decimal system by showcasing films that feature a librarian as a main character.  Shirley Jones' character, "Miss Marian," in The Music Man, is the ultimate movie librarian.  Wednesday evening will be a night of spoof comedy featuring two of the best in the genre, Airplane! and This is Spinal Tap.  No subject is safe in satire, not even America's grooviest 1970s family, The Brady Bunch, as seen in the hilarious 1995 film, The Brady Bunch Movie.  


Thursday features an all-day block of one of my favorite movie subjects, journalism (in the form of newspapers, TV news, etc.).  Two of the best journalism films, Five Star Final and All the President's Men are featured today.  While researching this block, I discovered a title called, The Absence of Malice (which I scheduled), and am now intrigued to see this film.  I will need to procure a copy from somewhere.  Primetime features another evening of our monthly TCM Spotlight series, The 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice.  There will be a premiere this evening, The Road to Glory, featuring Fredric March.  


Friday morning sees us digging for gold, but we won't need any pans or shovels for this expedition.  We're looking for a man.  A rich one.  Looks don't matter.  Marilyn Monroe is featured in two separate films, To Marry a Millionaire and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as one of the most shameless of all movie gold diggers.  Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Audrey Hepburn round out the gold-diggers quartet--Bacall and Grable co-star with Monroe in 'Millionaire' and Hepburn's digging solo in Breakfast at Tiffany's.  Not to be left out and to somewhat diminish the stereotype that only women are gold diggers, Montgomery Clift is after Olivia de Havilland's fortune in The Heiress.  Friday afternoon, we're moving into noir territory by featuring a block of four Samuel Fuller films.  If you only watch one of these, watch Pickup on South Street, it's an excellent film and features a particularly heartbreaking Thelma Ritter performance.  In the evening, we're joining the picket line and showcasing a block of films featuring the American union.  The evening starts off with the premiere of The Pajama Game featuring Doris Day as a supervisor at the Sleep-Tite pajama factory.  She's also the member of the employees' union.  The union wants a 7 1/2 cent raise to bring the employees in line with the industry pay standard.  However, the factory is being stingy.  Day leads a crusade to get herself and her employees their 7 1/2 cents! Another premiere this evening is the Disney film Newsies, a musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899.  


Saturday morning, we're visiting the Automat.  Until last week, I didn't know what an Automat was, until I saw it in action in Easy Living.  I had heard it referred to in a few films, but always figured it was something to do with a car.  After doing some research, it seems that the Automat was featured in quite a few films, including in our premiere of Thirty Day Princess.  Saturday afternoon, we're celebrating Rock Hudson's 93rd birthday by showcasing the three films he made with Doris Day (and consequently with Tony Randall too!).  Saturday evening is our Essentials program.  Tonight's essential is Billy Wilder's first film, The Major and the Minor, with star, Ginger Rogers.  Rogers will be featured in three more films that evening.  Saturday night is our Underground series.  We'll be featuring a Valley of the Dolls double feature, including the premiere of the raunchy sequel, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, which apparently has nothing to do with the original film, but was penned by Roger Ebert! 





Sunday, November 11, 2018


Daytime Theme: Challenge #3 Cedric Gibbons, Art Director


6:00am PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1940) Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland. Dir. Robert Z. Leonard. MGM. 117 mins (p/s).


8:00am BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST (1941) Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart. Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. MGM. 98 mins (p/s).


9:45am THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1953) Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Dick Powell. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM. 116 mins (p/s).


11:45am CHINA SEAS (1935) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery. Dir. Tay Garnett. MGM. 87 mins. (p/s).


1:15pm THREE LITTLE WORDS (1950) Fred Astaire, Red Skelton, Vera-Ellen. Dir. Richard Thorpe. MGM. 100 mins (p/s)


3:00pm SUMMER STOCK (1950) Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken. Dir. Charles Walters. MGM. 108 mins (p/s).


5:00pm TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE (1950) Jane Powell, Ricardo Montalban, Debbie Reynolds. Dir. Roy Rowland. MGM. 90 mins (p/s).


6:30pm SONG OF THE THIN MAN (1947) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn. Dir. Edward Buzzell. MGM. 86 mins (p/s).


Primetime Theme: Challenge #2, Nationality represented in "Casablanca," German


8:00pm THE BLUE ANGEL (1930) Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron. Dir. Josef von Sternberg. Paramount. 99 mins. (p/s)


9:45pm DAS BOOT (1982) Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann. Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. Columbia. 128 mins (p/s).


Silent Sunday Night: German 


12:00 NOSFERATU (1922) Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim. Dir. F.W. Murnau. Film Arts Guild. 94 mins. (p/s).


1:45am THE FASHION SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD (1935) short. 10 mins.


TCM Imports: From Germany 


2:00am M (1930) Theo Lingen, Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke. Dir. Fritz Lang. Paramount. 99 mins (p/s).


3:45am THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE (1933) Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gustav Diesel, Otto Wenicke. Dir. Fritz Lang. Janus Films. 124 mins (p/s).



Monday, November 12, 2018


Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Grace Kelly!


6:00am HIGH NOON (1952) Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges. Dir. Fred Zinnemann. United Artists. 84 mins. (p/s)


7:30am REAR WINDOW (1954) James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 112 mins. (p/s).


9:30am TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce, Landis. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s).


11:15am THE COUNTRY GIRL (1955) Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden. Dir. George Seaton. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s).


Daytime Theme: ‘Perfect’ Films


1:00pm THE PERFECT SPECIMEN (1937) Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell, Hugh Herbert. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 97 mins. (premiere).


2:45pm PERFECT STRANGERS (1950) Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Thelma Ritter. Dir. Bretaigne Windust. Warner Brothers. 87 mins. (p/s).


4:15pm THE PERFECT MARRIAGE (1947) Loretta Young, David Niven, Eddie Albert. Dir. Lewis Allen. Paramount. 87 mins. (premiere).


5:45pm THE PERFECT FURLOUGH (1959) Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn. Dir. Blake Edwards. Universal. 93 mins. (p/s)


7:30pm THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TUPPERWARE (1959). Short. 29 mins. (p/s).



Primetime Theme: Challenge #1, Casablanca Quote: “We’ll always have Paris.”


8:00pm AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM. 113 mins (p/s).


10:00pm FUNNY FACE (1957) Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson. Dir. Stanley Donen. Paramount. 103 mins (p/s).


11:45pm CAN-CAN (1960) Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox. 133 mins (p/s).  


2:00am ROBERTA (1935) Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers. Dir. William Seiter. RKO. 105 mins. (p/s).


3:45am THE STORY OF VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE (1939) Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver. Dir. H.C. Potter. RKO. 93 mins (p/s).


5:25am THE RED BALLOON (1956) French film short. 35 mins. (p/s).



Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Daytime Theme: Challenge #4, “Trios, A trio of trios"


Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet


6:00am THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George. Dir. John Huston. Warner Brothers. 100 mins (p/s).


7:45am PASSAGE TO MARSEILLE (1944) Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michele Morgan. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 110 mins (p/s).


9:45am CASABLANCA (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 99 mins (p/s).


Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Alan Hale


11:30am THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone. Dir. Michael Curtiz & William Keighley. Dir. Warner Brothers. 102 mins. (p/s).


1:15pm DODGE CITY (1939) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 104 mins (p/s).


3:00pm SANTA FE TRAIL (1940) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 110 mins. (p/s).


The Marx Brothers


5:00pm A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935) Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx. Dir. Sam Wood. MGM. 90 mins. (p/s).


6:30pm A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA (1946) Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx. Dir. Archie L. Mayo. United Artists. 85 mins (p/s).


Primetime Theme: Star of the Month, Ann Sheridan 


8:00pm JUKE GIRL (1942) Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan, Richard Whorf. Dir. Curtis Bernhardt. Warner Brothers. 90 mins (p/s).


9:30pm THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (1940) George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers. 93 mins (p/s).


11:15pm NORA PRENTISS (1947) Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Bruce Bennett. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Warner Brothers. 110 mins (p/s).


1:15am WOMAN ON THE RUN (1950) Ann Sheridan, Dennis O’Keefe, Robert Keith. Dir. Norman Foster. Universal. 77 mins (p/s).


2:45am SILVER RIVER (1948) Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Thomas Mitchell. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers. 108 mins (p/s).


4:45am SAN QUENTIN (1937) Pat O’Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Warner Brothers. 70 mins (p/s).


Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Brian Keith!


6:00am THE PLEASURE SEEKERS (1964) Ann-Margret, Tony Franciosa, Carol Lynley. Dir. Jean Negulesco. Fox. 107 mins (p/s).


8:00am THE YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS (1959) Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Warner Brothers. 136 mins (p/s).


10:30am THE DEADLY COMPANIONS (1961) Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran. Dir. Sam Peckinpah. Carousel Productions. 90 mins (p/s).


12:00pm THE RARE BREED (1966) James Stewart, Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith. Dir. Andrew V. McLaglen. Universal. 97 mins (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Movie Librarians


1:45pm THE MUSIC MAN (1962) Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett. Dir. Morton DaCosta. Warner Brothers. 151 mins (p/s).



4:30pm DESK SET (1957) Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox. 102 mins. (p/s).


6:15pm NO MAN OF HER OWN (1932) Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Dorothy Mackaill. Paramont. 75 mins. (p/s)


7:30pm CRISIS IN MORALITY (1962) short. 26 mins.


Primetime Theme: Satirical Comedies


8:00pm AIRPLANE! (1980) Robert Hays, Lloyd Bridges, Julie Hagerty. Dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker. Paramount. 88 mins (p/s).


9:30pm THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE (1995) Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Christopher Daniel Barnes. Dir. Betty Thomas. Paramount. 90 mins (premiere).


11:00pm THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984) Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean. Dir. Rob Reiner. MGM. 85 mins (p/s)


12:30am BLAZING SADDLES (1974) Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens. Dir. Mel Brooks. Warner Brothers. 95 mins (p/s)


2:15am THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie. Dir. Charles Chaplin. United Artists. 124 mins (p/s).


4:30am PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM (1972) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts. Dir. Herbert Ross. Paramount. 87 mins (p/s).


Thursday, November 15, 2018


Daytime Theme: Power of the Press! Newspapers in film


6:00am THERE GOES MY GIRL (1937) Gene Raymond, Ann Sothern, Gordon Jones. Dir. Ben Holmes. RKO. 75 mins (p/s).


7:15am HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. Dir. Howard Hawks. Columbia. 92 mins. (p/s).


9:00am THE FRONT PAGE (1974) Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett. Dir. Billy Wilder. Universal. 105 mins (p/s).


10:45am FIVE STAR FINAL (1931) Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner. Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. First National Pictures. 89 mins. (p/s).


12:15pm DEADLINE—U.S.A. (1952) Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter. Dir. Richard Brooks. Fox. 87 mins (p/s).


1:45pm SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957) Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison. Dir. Alexander Mackendrick. United Artists. 96 mins (p/s)


3:30pm ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976) Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jason Robards, Jr. Dir. Alan J. Pakula. Warner Brothers. 138 mins. (p/s).


6:00pm ABSENCE OF MALICE (1981) Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban. Dir. Sydney Pollack. Columbia. 116 mins. (p/s)  


PRIMETIME THEME: TCM Spotlight, 100th Anniversary of WWI Armistice


8:00pm ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930) Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray. Universal. 152 mins (p/s).


10:45pm THE ROAD TO GLORY (1936) Fredric March, Warner Baxter, Lionel Barrymore. Dir. Howard Hawks. Fox. 101 mins (premiere).


12:30am THE DAWN PATROL (1938) Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Warner Brothers. 103 mins (p/s).


2:15am MATA HARI (1931) Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore. Dir. George Fitzmaurice. MGM. 90 mins. (p/s)


3:45am HELL’S ANGELS (1930) Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow. Dir. Howard Hughes. United Artists. 125 mins (p/s).


Friday, November 16, 2018


Daytime Theme: Diggin’ for Gold, Movies About Gold Diggers


6:00am HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (1953) Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall. Dir. Jean Negulesco. Fox. 95 mins (p/s)


7:45am GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn. Dir. Howard Hawks. Fox. 91 mins (p/s)


9:30am BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal. Dir. Blake Edwards. Paramount. 114 mins (p/s).


11:30am THE HEIRESS (1949) Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson. Dir. William Wyler. Paramount. 115 mins (p/s)


Daytime Theme: Directed by Samuel Fuller


1:30pm PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953) Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter. Dir. Samuel Fuller. Fox. 80 mins. (p/s).


3:00pm HOUSE OF BAMBOO (1955) Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi. Dir. Samuel Fuller. Fox. 102 mins (p/s).


4:45pm THE CRIMSON KIMONO (1959) Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta. Dir. Samuel Fuller. Columbia. 80 mins. (p/s).


6:15pm HELL AND HIGH WATER (1954) Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi, Victor Francen. Dir. Samuel Fuller. Fox. 103 mins (premiere).


Primetime Theme: Films About Unions


8:00pm THE PAJAMA GAME (1957) Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney. Dir. George Abbot. Warner Brothers. 101 mins (premiere).


9:45pm THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES (1941) Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn. Dir. Sam Wood. RKO. 91 mins. (p/s).


11:30pm NEWSIES (1992) Robert Duvall, Christian Bale, David Moscow. Dir. Kenny Ortega. Disney. 121 mins (premiere).


1:45am ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb. Dir. Elia Kazan. Columbia. 107 mins (p/s).


3:45am NORMA RAE (1979) Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Liebman. Dir. Martin Ritt. Fox. 123 mins (p/s).


Saturday, November 17, 2018


Daytime Theme: Featuring the Automat


6:00am THIRTY DAY PRINCESS (1934) Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold. Dir. Marion Gering. Paramount. 73 mins. (premiere)


7:15am SADIE MCKEE (1934) Joan Crawford, Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone. Dir. Clarence Brown. MGM. 90 mins (p/s)


8:45am EASY LIVING (1937) Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Esther Dale. Dir. Mitchell Leisen. Paramount. 88 mins (p/s)


10:15am MISTER 880 (1950) Burt Lancaster, Dorothy McGuire, Edmund Gwenn. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Fox. 90 mins (p/s)


11:45AM THAT TOUCH OF MINK (1962) Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young. Dir. Delbert Mann. Universal. 99 mins (p/s).


Daytime Theme: "Would you like a piece of Rock, Mr. Candy?" Happy Birthday to Rock Hudson! 


1:30pm PILLOW TALK (1959) Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Dir. Michael Gordon. Universal. 105 mins. (p/s).


3:15pm LOVER COME BACK (1961) Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Dir. Delbert Mann. Universal. 107 mins (p/s)


5:15pm SEND ME NO FLOWERS (1964) Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Dir. Norman Jewison. Universal. 100 mins (p/s)


7:00pm HOLLYWOOD, MY HOMETOWN (1965) 54 mins (p/s).


Primetime Theme—The Essentials, Ginger Rogers


8:00pm THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR (1942) Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson. Dir. Billy Wilder. Paramount. 100 mins (p/s).


9:45pm I’LL BE SEEING YOU (1944) Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple. Dir. William Dieterle. United Artists. 83 mins (p/s).


11:15pm ROXIE HART (1942) Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery. Dir. William Wellman. Fox. 72 mins (p/s).


12:30am VIVACIOUS LADY (1938) Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison. Dir. George Stevens. RKO. 90 mins (p/s).


Underground: Valley of the Dolls Double Feature


2:00am VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1967) Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke. Dir. Mark Robson. Fox. 123 mins. (p/s).


4:15am BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1970) Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom. Dir. Russ Meyer. 109 mins. (premiere).

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The notes and schedules from the 6 challengers can be found in this thread.  (The schedules may also be viewed in the original TCM Challenge #33 - "Round Up The Usual Suspects" thread.) 6 extremely clever and imaginative schedules  --  picking just one will be tough!


You have until Monday, August 29 at 12 Noon (EST) to make your selection.  You may post your vote on this thread or message me directly.  Good luck to everyone!





I will PM you with my choice.


Congrats to all of these folks, I had a very difficult time deciding, every schedule is just that good!



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Votes are coming in.  We currently have a 3 way tie. Keep those votes coming.

The voting deadline has been extended to 6 PM (EST) Monday, August 29.






Tried to PM you with my vote, but you can't seem to get messages. 

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lydecker, I also am told you cannot receive any new messages when I try to send my vote by PM.


What is going on here??  I have gotten several PMs but I have also hear there is a problem for some folks. 

I'll check with the Moderator and see what gives but in the meantime, I'll PM you to get your vote.



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So many great schedules this challenge.  Every one did such a great job!


Cinema Int'l, I loved your pre-code women theme, your wonderful "we pick this time to fall in love" theme, SOTM Edna May Oliver and your salute to the art direction of Roland Anderson.


Stevo Machino, I loved your inclusion of "Charlie Brown" and "Grinch" in your schedule.  I also love the selection of Gloria Grahame for SOTM and the birthday tributes to Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet.  I also love the tribute to Joan Blondell.


Lonesome Polecat, I actually originally had the same week selected that you did, as I was going to honor William Holden for his 100th birthday and make him my SOTM.  Then, I had the idea of creating the TCM spotlight about the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice and decided to move my whole schedule to November to coincide with the anniversary.  Needless to say, I enjoyed your 100th birthday tribute to William Holden.  I also liked your selection of Donald O'Connor for SOTM and the themes centered around the housing shortage and great debuts.


Skimpole, I loved your ABC theme, complete with themes for each letter, it was very clever.  My favorite days were 'I' for innocence, 'M' for Minnelli musicals and 'S' for Sassy.  I also liked your theme about corruption and your SOTM choice, Juliette Binoche.  


Classic Aficionado, I enjoyed your schedule centered around the "Do me a favor" quote from Casablanca, I also liked the tribute to Delmer Davies and your SOTM, Dorothy Malone.  I also liked that The Legend of Lylah Clare was the Underground selection.


Finally, Classic Int'l, Skimpole and Classic Aficionado, I do love me a movie featuring a good love triangle and I'm happy to see that each of you created such great themes centered around this idea and featuring so many different films. 


Great job everyone! 


Lydecker, I have PM'd you my vote.

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