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Jane Wyman as SOTM January 2017


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My guess is it will be Jane Wyman, since she would have been 100.

 

It would also be nice if, for a change, they highlighted someone like Marion Davies or Ann Miller. 

 

But since November and December's honorees were females, does that mean they would probably choose a male actor?

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Jane Wyman is a very likely candidate. TCM could show her Turner library films like JOHNNY BELINDA and THE YEARLING, and might even throw in some classics from Universal like THE LOST WEEKEND and MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION ('54).

 

Of course, the other way you can argue it is that Wyman isn't a likely choice precisely because of how many Oscar-winning or nominated films she appeared in throughout her career. The programmers might feel that honoring her the month before 31 Days of Oscar might be a bit of overkill, considering how many titles in Wyman's filmography would likely repeat in February.

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Jane Wyman is a very likely candidate. TCM could show her Turner library films like JOHNNY BELINDA and THE YEARLING, and might even throw in some classics from Universal like THE LOST WEEKEND and MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION ('54).

 

And TCM has been known to show Disney's POLLYANNA. That would be another good one. 

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We just got December's schedule 11 days ago. Do they release them that close to each other?

 

Well the December information was "late." Usually the new schedules are released during the second week of the month. It's been as early as the 9th. So I am being optimistic we will learn about January soon.

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Jane was SOTM back in 2000 so maybe she is due another one.

 

This coming January marks her 100th birthday. They did skip Kirk Douglas in December (who is still living). But there has never been a year since I began watching TCM in 2008 where Jane did not get a birthday tribute.

 

If they do honor her as Star of the Month in January, there's a wonderful tribute I found online from one of her former costars that I may post here.

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A lady on a tcm fan group on facebook guessed it might be Warren Beatty for January. That got me thinking it might be just based on the movies he was in during Hackman's Spotlight like Lilith and Reds. Of course he is in Splendor in the grass during Natalie Wood's Spotlight, he could be on other movies of hers but I'm not familiar with her movies.

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A lady on a tcm fan group on facebook guessed it might be Warren Beatty for January. That got me thinking it might be just based on the movies he was in during Hackman's Spotlight like Lilith and Reds. Of course he is in Splendor in the grass during Natalie Wood's Spotlight, he could be on other movies of hers but I'm not familiar with her movies.

 

I guess it's a possibility. But after Redford and Hackman, would they pick another star so soon that is associated with the 70s & 80s..? And all men? Wouldn't they want to honor one of the women instead?

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I guess it's a possibility. But after Redford and Hackman, would they pick another star so soon that is associated with the 70s & 80s..? And all men? Wouldn't they want to honor one of the women instead?

 

Exactly. I think the chances of another male star of the '60s, '70s and '80s being selected so soon after Redford and Hackman are pretty slim.

 

My guess is that the next time a star of those decades is selected as a Star of the Month it's going to be Faye Dunaway or Jane Fonda or Diane Keaton or Mia Farrow.

 

Having said that, I'm virtually certain that Warren Beatty's REDS will crop up again on TCM during 31 Days of Oscar. It last aired in September for TCM's Gene Hackman festival, which I found odd since Hackman is only in two or three scenes in the film. The programmers are definitely going to use it again during Oscar month, especially since there is renewed interest Beatty with the forthcoming release of his new film, RULES DON'T APPLY.

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My guess is that the next time a star of those decades is selected as a Star of the Month it's going to be Faye Dunaway or Jane Fonda or Diane Keaton or Mia Farrow.

 

They'd pick Jane Fonda first because of her ties to golden age Hollywood. And the fact she was married to Ted Turner. She has the pedigree the other ladies lack.

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39 films

 

1.05.2017

public wedding (1937)..william hopper

torchy plays with dynamite (1939)..allen jenkins

*brother rat (1939)..wayne morris

*brother rat and a baby (1940)..wayne morris

*an angel from texas (1940)..eddie albert

*tugboat annie sails again (1940)..alan hale

gambling on the high seas (1940)..wayne morris

he couldn't say no (1938)..frank mchugh

 

1.06.2017

private detective (1939)..dick foran

kid nightingale (1939)..john payne

*the crowd roars (1938)..robert taylor

the kid from kokomo (1939)..pat o'brien

*ready, willing and able (1937)..lee dixon

 

1.12.2017

johnny belinda (1948)..lew ayres

the yearling (1946)..gregory peck

the lost weekend (1945)..ray milland

the story of will rogers (1952)..will rogers jr.

stage fright (1950)..michael wilding

 

1.13.2017

crime by night (1944)..jerome cowan

*my favorite spy (1942)..kay kyser

the lady takes a sailor (1949)..dennis morgan

*flight angels (1940)..dennis morgan

bad man of missouri (1941)..dennis morgan

wyoming kid (1947)..dennis morgan

 

1.19.2017

here comes the groom (1951)..bing crosby

magic town (1947)..james stewart

larceny, inc. (1942)..edward g. robinson

three guys named mike (1951)..van johnson

*the doughgirls (1944)..jack carson

make your own bed (1944)..jack carson

 

1.20.2017

*princess o'rourke (1944)..robert cummings

*one more tomorrow (1946)..dennis morgan

*honeymoon for three (1941)..george brent

*the king and the chorus girl (1937)..fernand gravet

 

1.26.2017

magnificent obsession (1954)..rock hudson

all that heaven allows (1955)..rock hudson

lucy gallant (1955)..charlton heston

miracle in the rain (1956)..van johnson

so big (1953)..sterling hayden

 

*secondary role

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I've edited my earlier post, since it looks like the films that were scheduled to air on the 27th have been canceled due to the Debbie Reynolds Memorial Tribute.

 

This means the retrospective is now comprised of 39 films, instead of 45 films as originally announced.

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I've edited my earlier post, since it looks like the films that were scheduled to air on the 27th have been canceled due to the Debbie Reynolds Memorial Tribute.

 

This means the retrospective is now comprised of 39 films, instead of 45 films as originally announced.

The tribute to Debbie is well deserved of course and I was sure it would take place before 31 Days of Oscar began but I'm surprised they cut into another feature like Star of the Month instead of a regular day. I can see them choosing a weekend day, or one that runs into it but Saturday or Sunday would have worked just as well.

 

Be that as it may hope they run the Wyman pics that were scrapped. A couple, The Body Disappears and You're in the Army Now I was particularly looking forward to since they would have been new to me and they don't seem to be shown often on the channel.

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The tribute to Debbie is well deserved of course and I was sure it would take place before 31 Days of Oscar began but I'm surprised they cut into another feature like Star of the Month instead of a regular day. I can see them choosing a weekend day, or one that runs into it but Saturday or Sunday would have worked just as well.

 

Be that as it may hope they run the Wyman pics that were scrapped. A couple, The Body Disappears and You're in the Army Now I was particularly looking forward to since they would have been new to me and they don't seem to be shown often on the channel.

 

Welcome to the message boards, joel. YOU'RE IN THE ARMY NOW will return to the schedule when they are running tributes for Phil Silvers or Jimmy Durante. Also, it fits in with their military satire themes. So I'm sure we'll see it on the air later in 2017.

 

I can't remember the last time THE BODY DISAPPEARS was broadcast. It definitely doesn't turn up very often.

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