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LAST DAY! ?THE TCM Programming Challenge: Take 5? with PRIZES

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When I was young (i'm talking between 6 years old and age 12), I just wanted to see everything that came out. lol, unfortunately, I think I did. Saturdays were two movies at a kids matinee, and in the evening usually saw a movie with my father. Plus all the movies they would run on TV. Was tired in school a lot because of staying up to watch movies that lasted until about 1 AM. Gad, anybody remember when TV stations actually went off the air until morning? I was there for more "We are now ending our broadcast day" signoffs than I care to remember.

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We wanted to see everything too, I don't think we put any thought into choosing until movies like Jaws and Star Wars advertised on TV. That's the first time I can remember being actually excited by a movie from watching the trailer. My grandfather took us to see Star Wars ... he didn't want to see it so he tried to talk us out of seeing it by telling us it was a musical. No soap. We saw a lot of junk but I don't think I ever disliked a movie I saw back then at the time.


Other Disney live actions that just came to mind are The Treasure of Matacumbe, The Apple Dumpling Gang (and Rides Again), Hot Lead Cold Feet and Dr. Syn, Alias The Scarecrow. Of course, the Love Bug franchise. That last one reminds me of an episode of the Irish TV show, Father Ted.


Father Dougal: Ted, can I watch the scary film tonight?


Father Ted: No, Dougal. The last time you watched a scary film, you had to climb in my bed and sleep with me. It wasn't even a scary film.


Father Dougal: C'mon Ted ... a Volkswagen with a mind of its own ... What could be scarier than that?

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Thanks for the compliments on the Reagan mini-marathon. I knew I wanted to schedule Accidents Will Happen, since it's such a fun little movie, and had to come up with a good theme to do it.




I have to admit I'm not necessarily a "fan" of any of the folks in my May 2 birthday tribute. It's just that, when I looked at the May 2 birthdays for a tribute, I saw several names I recognized, and tried to see if I could get an entire 14 hours' worth of movies from May 2 birthdays. When I saw that Roscoe Lee Brown was in The Comedians, I knew I had to schedule it, so that I could include the "Lionpower" promo, since I find it a hoot. (It's so over the top, you'd think the voiceover man took acting lessons from Bette Davis.) Of course, that made getting everything else to fit in terms of time a dickens.


(It didn't help, either, that I originally had Hedda Hopper in the Sunset Blvd. role that was actually played by Louella Parsons....)


I think I had the most fun, though, trying to schedule shorts that fit with the feature-length movies in terms of subject material or themes (such as "Bus Pests" following "It Happened One Night"), as well as coming up with the sets of movies to go on either side of the Glenda Farrell box set. I can't imagine Robert Osborne seriously comparing Spencer Tracy in The Last Hurrah to "Torchy Runs for Mayor", even if they do both have mayoral elections in the plot. ;-)

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To everyone:


Only 10 days left to enter. The contest closes at midnight PT on March 7th. If you are interested in joining in the fun, please see the very first post in this thread for instructions, and throughout the thread for a look at the imaginative TCM schedules people have posted so far.


Good luck,


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After this contest closes, I will post one last thing in this thread that will indicate a brand new thread just for the voting. It will also include links to each of the contestants' schedules so people will see what they are voting on.


Instructions in that new thread will explain everything. The voting will last for one week.


All other details will be given in time.

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I am working hard on mine this weekend to get it ready to turn in on time. So far I have not looked at the entries that have been posted, I don't want to be influenced by them or take anything out of mine because of similarities that may be possible.

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We -- the denizens of the board -- will do our American (or whatever country we live in) duty and vote for the winner.


One problem with your statement, Jack: other than a regretted presidential vote when I was eighteen, everyone I vote for, from student councils to Congress to Programming Challenges, loses. Therefore, all entries here must pray that I don't vote for them. ;-)

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patful, I think everyone is a winner. I've seen such great schedules in the Challenge. I am very proud of everyone who is in the contest.


Two and a half days left. Still time for everyone to enter their schedule.

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My rough draft is done, now I need to clean it up which will take some time. I'm not putting any shorts in because that would be just to much effort and time consuming. I can't wait to have it all done and turned in so that I can look at what everyone else as done with their schedule.

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My schedule runs from Sunday September 30 to Saturday October 6 so that I can celebrate the birthday of Glynis Johns on the 1st of October. I also wanted to use October so that I could include horror and Sci-Fi movies in my line-up. My Star of the Month is Constance Bennett and I selected two directors to spotlight, David Lean and Frank Capra.


Sunday September 30th


6:00 am Old English (1930) George Arliss, Directed by Alfred E. Green. (WB)

7:30 am The Reckless Moment (1949)James Mason, Joan Bennett. Directed by Max Oph?ls. (Columbia)

9:00 am Backs to Nature (1933)Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly. Directed by Gus Meins.

9:30 am Bachelor Apartment (1931) Irene Dunne, Mae Murray. Directed by Lowell Sherman.(RKO)

11:00 am Smart Woman (1931) Mary Astor, Robert Ames. Directed by Gregory La Cava.(RKO)

12:15 pm Transgression (1931) Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez. Directed by Herbert Brenon.(RKO)

1:30 pm How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957) Nigel Patrick, Charles Coburn, Wendy Hiller. Directed by Nigel Patrick. (Columbia)

3:00 pm I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967) Orson Welles, Oliver Reed. Directed by Michael Winner.97m (Rank)

5:00 pm Man's Castle (1933) Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young. Directed by Frank Borzage. (Columbia Pictures)

6:15 Saint Joan (1957) Richard Widmark, John Gielgud, Anton Walbrook. Directed by Otto Preminger. (United Artists)


What?s on Tonight: Literature to Film

8:15 pmA Tale of Two Cities (1958) Dirk Bogarde, Christopher Lee, Leo McKern. Directed by Ralph Thomas. (J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors)

10:15pm Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951) John Howard Davies, Robert Newton. Directed by Gordon Parry. (UA)


Silent SundayNight

12:00 am So This Is Paris (1926) Myrna Loy. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. (WB)

Sunday Night Import

2:00 am Mon Oncle (1958) Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola. Directed by Jacques Tati. Continental Motion Pictures Corporation (USA) (subtitled) 110m

4:00 pm Oedipus the King (1967) Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Donald Sutherland. Directed by Philip Saville. (J. Arthur Rank)


Monday 1

Happy Birthday Glynis Johns


6:00 am Prison Without Bars (1938) Glynis Johns, Edna Best, Corinne Luchaire. Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. (United Artists)

7:30 am South Riding (1938) Glynis Johns, Edna Best, Ralph Richardson, Directed by Victor Saville (United Artists)

9:00 am The Halfway House (1944) Glynis Johns, Mervyn Johns. Directed by Basil Dearden. Associated British Film Distributors Ltd. (ABFD)

11:45 am Frieda (1947) Glynis Johns, David Farrar. Directed by Basil Dearden. (UA)

1:30 pm Appointment with Venus (1951)

David Niven, Glynis Johns. Directed by Ralph Thomas

(Universal Pictures)

3:00 pm The Card (1952) (Universal Pictures)

Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns. Director: Directed by Ronald Neame

4:30 pmThe Beachcomber (1954) Glynis Johns. Directed by Muriel Box

(United Artists)

6:00 pm The Magic Box (1951)Robert Donat, Richard Attenborough, Directed by John Boulting.

(J. Arthur Rank)


Star of the Month is Constance Bennett

8:00 pm Lady with a Past (1932) Constance Bennett, David Manners. Directed by Edward H. Griffith.(RKO)

9:30 pm Outcast Lady (1934) Constance Bennett, Herbert Marshall. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard. (RKO)

11:00 pm The Easiest Way (1931) Constance Bennett, Robert Montgomery. Directed by Jack Conway. (RKO)

12:30 pm Two Against the World (1932) Constance Bennett, Neil Hamilton. Directed byArchie Mayo.70m(WB)

1:45 am Our Betters (1933) Constance Bennett, Directed by

George Cukor. (RKO)

3:15 am The Common Law (1931) Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea. Directed by Paul L. Stein. (RKO)

4:30 am Service de Luxe (1938) Constance Bennett, Vincent Price. Directed by Rowland V. Lee.(Universal Pictures)


Tuesday 2

6:00 am Bed of Roses (1933) Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea. Directed by Gregory La Cava.(RKO)

7:15 am After Tonight (1933) Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland. Directed by George Archainbaud. (RKO)

8:30 am Rockabye (1932) Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea. Directed by George Cukor. (RKO)

9:45 am Escape to Glory (1940)Pat O'Brien, Constance Bennett. Directed by John Brahm.(Columbia)

11:00 am Law of the Tropics (1941) Constance Bennett, Regis Toomey. Directed by Ray Enright. (WB)

12:45 pm The Whole Town's Talking (1935) Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur. Directed by John Ford.(Columbia)

2:30 pm Party Wire (1935) Jean Arthur. Directed by

Erle C. Kenton.(Columbia)

4: 00 pm The Most Precious Thing in Life (1934) Jean Arthur, Donald Cook. Directed by Lambert Hillyer. (Columbia Pictures)

5:15 pm The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) Carol Channing. Directed by Arthur Lubin. (RKO)

6:45 pm Whispering Smith Hits London (1951) Richard Carlson, Greta Gynt. Directed by Francis Searle. (RKO)


Primetime Theme is Take 5

8:00 pm Five Golden Hours (1961)

Ernie Kovacs, Cyd Charisse, George Sanders. Directed by

Mario Zampi. (Columbia Pictures)

9:30 pm Five (1951)

Drama / Sci-Fi Cast: William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubes. Directed by Arch Oboler. (Columbia Pictures)

11:15 pm 5 Against the House (1955) Kim Novak, Guy Madison. Directed by Phil Karlson. (Columbia Pictures)

12:45 am 5 Steps to Danger (1957) Ruth Roman, Sterling Hayden. Directed by Henry S. Kesler. 81m (Rank)

2:15 am Waterloo (1970/I) Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles. Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk. (Paramount Pictures)

4:30 am Alexander Hamilton (1931) George Arliss, Alan Mowbray. Directed by John G. Adolfi.(WB)


Wednesday 3

6:00 am Madam Satan (1930) Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (MGM)

8:00 am Donovan's Brain (1953) Lew Ayres, Nancy Davis. Directed by Felix E. Feist.(UA)

9:30 am Quatermass 2 (1957) Brian Donlevy, John Longden. Directed by Val Guest.(UA)

11:00 pm When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) Victoria Vetri.

Directed by Val Guest WB. 96mWarner Bros. Pictures (1971) (USA)

12:45 pm Hands of the Ripper (1971) Eric Porter. Directed by Peter Sasdy. (J. Arthur Rank)

2:15 pm Twins of Evil (1971) Peter Cushing. Directed by

John Hough. (J. Arthur Rank)

4:00 pm The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) Henry Daniell. Directed by Edward L. Cahn. (United Artists)

5:15 pm The Long Dark Hall (1951) Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer. Directed by Reginald Beck, Anthony Bushell.(UA)

6:45 pm Night of Terror (1933) Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford. Directed by Benjamin Stoloff. (Columbia)


Primetime theme is Lean


8:00 pm Blithe Spirit (1945) Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings. Directed by David Lean. Writing credits

Noel Coward. (Two Cities Films Ltd.)

9:45 pm The Passionate Friends (1949) Ann Todd, Claude Rains. Directed by David Lean (Universal Pictures)

11:30 am Hobson's Choice (1952) Actors: Charles Laughton, John Mills. Directors: David Lean.(United Artists)

1:30 am Illicit (1931) Barbara Stanwyck, Ricardo Cortez, Joan Blondell. Directed by Archie Mayo (WB)

3:00 am Ten Cents a Dance (1931) Barbara Stanwyck, Ricardo Cortez. Directed by Lionel Barrymore. (Columbia Pictures)

4:30 am Ladies They Talk About (1933) Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster. Directed by Howard Bretherton, William Keighley (WB)


Thursday 4

6:00 am The Woman in Red (1935) Barbara Stanwyck. Directed by Robert Florey. (WB)

7:15 am A Lost Lady (1934) Barbara Stanwyck, Frank Morgan. Directed by Alfred E. Green. (WB)


Spotlight on Sybil Jason

8:30 am The Captain's Kid (1936) May Robson, Sybil Jason. Directed by Nick Grinde. (WB)

9:45 am The Great O'Malley (1937) Pat O'Brien, Sybil Jason, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan. Directed by

William Dieterle. (WB)

11:00 am Little Big Shot (1935) Sybil Jason, Edgar Kennedy. Directed by Michael Curtiz. (WB)

12:30 pm I Found Stella Parish (1935) Kay Francis, Sybil Jason. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. (WB)

2:00 pm The Singing Kid (1936) Al Jolson, Sybil Jason. Directed by William Keighley. (WB)


3:30 pm Stage Fright (1950) Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Alastair Sim. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (WB)

5:30 pm Babes in the Goods (1934)Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly. Directed by Gus Meins.

6:00 pm The Woman in the Window (1944) Joan Bennett, Edward G. Robinson. Directed by Fritz Lang (RKO)


Primetime theme is Novel to Film


8:00 Upstairs and Downstairs (1959) Michael Craig, Anne Heywood. Directed by Ralph Thomas

Writing credits Ronald Scott Thorn (novel)

10:00 pm Of Human Bondage (1964) Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey. Writing creditsW. Somerset Maugham (novel)

12:00 am Downstairs (1932) John Gilbert, Virginia Bruce. Writing creditsJohn Gilbert (story)(MGM)

1:30 am New Morals for Old (1932) Robert Young, Myrna Loy. Directed by Charles Brabin. (MGM)

3:00 am Beauty for Sale (1933)Madge Evans,Otto Kruger. Directed by Richard Boleslawski. (MGM)

4:30Of Human Hearts (1938) Walter Huston, James Stewart. Directed by Clarence Brown.(MGM)

5:30 am Three Chumps Ahead (1934) Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly. Directed by Gus Meins.


Friday 5


6:00 am Mills of the Gods (1934) May Robson, Fay Wray. Directed by Roy William Neill. (Columbia Pictures)

7:15 am Air Hawks (1935) Ralph Bellamy. (Drama / Sci-Fi) Directed by Albert S. Rogell. (Columbia Pictures)

8:30 am The Black Room (1935) Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh. Directed by Roy William Neill. (Columbia Pictures)

9:45 am The Mind of Mr. Soames (sci-fi) (1970) Terence Stamp, Nigel Davenport. Directed by Alan Cooke. (Columbia Pictures)

11:30 am The Gamma People (1956) Paul Douglas, Directed by John Gilling. (Columbia Pictures)

1:00 pm The Werewolf (1956) Steven Ritch. Directed by Fred F. Sears. (Columbia Pictures)

2:30 pm The Return of Dracula (1958) Francis Lederer, Directed by Paul Landres. (United Artists)

4:00 pm 1984 (1956) Edmond O'Brien, Jan Sterling. Directed by Michael Anderson. (Columbia Pictures)

5:30 pm The Mad Genius (1931) John Barrymore, Marian Marsh. Directed by Michael Curtiz. (WB)

7:00 pm One Horse Farmers (1934) Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly. Directed by Gus Meins.

Soup and Fish (1934) Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly. Directed by Gus Meins. 18m

Two Boobs in a Balloon (1935)

Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy. Directed by

Lloyd French. (WB) 10m


Primetime theme is Film Noir


8:00 pm While the City Sleeps (1956) Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders. Directed by Fritz Lang. (RKO)

10:00 pm Death of a Scoundrel (1956) George Sanders, Yvonne De Carlo.Directed by Charles Martin (RKO)


TCM Underground

12:00 am Two on a Guillotine (1965) Connie Stevens, Dean Jones, Cesar Romero. Directed by William Conrad. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

2:00 am Black Moon (1934) Jack Holt, Fay Wray. Directed by Roy William Neill. horror (Columbia Pictures)

3:15 am Portrait of Alison (UK Noir)(1955) Terry Moore, Robert Beatty. Directed by Guy Green. (RKO)

4:45 am The Hot Heiress (1931) Ben Lyon, Walter Pidgeon, Thelma Todd. Directed by Clarence G. Badger. (WB)


Saturday 6


6:00 am The Last Flight (1931) Richard Barthelmess, David Manners, Helen Chandler. Directed by William Dieterle. (WB)

7:30 am But the Flesh Is Weak (1932) Robert Montgomery, C. Aubrey Smith. Directed by Jack Conway. (MGM)



9:00 am Mysterious Island (1951) Richard Crane, Marshall Reed. Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet

Runtime: (15 episodes)(Columbia)


To be continued next week.......


11:30 am Cartoon Alley

Ain't Nature Grand! (1931)

The Old House (1936)

Bosko's Knight-Mare (1933)


Spotlight on Frank Capra

12:00 pm Broadway Bill (1934) Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy. Directed by Frank Capra. (Columbia)

1:45 pm Ladies of Leisure (1930) Barbara Stanwyck, Directed by Frank Capra. (Columbia Pictures)

3:30 pm The Miracle Woman (1931) Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners. Directed by Frank Capra. (Columbia Pictures)

5:00 am Forbidden (1932) Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy. Directed by Frank Capra. (Columbia Pictures)83m.

6:30 pm There's Always Tomorrow (1956)Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Bennett, Fred MacMurray. Directed by Douglas Sirk.(Universal Pictures)


What's On Tonight: THE ESSENTIALS:


8:00 pm Helen of Troy (1956) Rossana Podest?, Cedric Hardwicke. Directed by Robert Wise (Warner)


Prime Time Theme is New DVD Collection featuring Helen Hayes

9:00 pm Night Flight (1933) Helen Hayes, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy. Directed by Clarence Brown. (MGM)

10;30 pm The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) Helen Hayes, Lewis Stone. Directed by Edgar Selwyn. (MGM)

11:45 pm The Son-Daughter (1932) Helen Hayes, Lewis Stone, Warner Oland. Directed by Clarence Brown. (MGM)


These are the other titles in the collection

The White Sister (1933) Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Lewis Stone. (MGM)

Another Language (1933) Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery. Directed by

Edward H. Griffith. (MGM)

Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935) Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery. Directed by

William K. Howard. (MGM)



1:15 am American Madness (1932) Walter Huston, Constance Cummings. Directed by Frank Capra.75m (Columbia)

2:30 am Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland. Directed by Bud Yorkin. (WB)

4:00 am Rain or Shine (1930)Joe Cook. Directed by Frank Capra. (Columbia Pictures)

5:30 am Air Fright (1933) Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly. Directed by Gus Meins. 19m


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What a terrific, terrific schedule. A tribute to Glynis Johns...well, there goes my heart. I think she is such a delight (but, gasp, how could omit The Court Jester?!). And I haven't seen any on the list except The Magic Box, which everyone should see. I would be watching all of them.


Constance Bennett would make a very interesting Star of the Month. Good choice.


I enjoyed your choice under Take Five. Though four films have Five in the title, the fifth film, Waterloo, definitely fits in because Napoleon was being made to "take five."


And a DVD set of Helen Hayes, to boot. Totally wonderful.


Very clever using "To Be Continued Next Week" on your serial choice.


Looking over the whole week, I see SO MANY titles I have never seen, and you have created a great selection from all periods and different genres, I would be hardpressed to get away from the TV.


Absolutely top-notch work, Allie! Congrats.

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