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VOTING THREAD for TCM Programming Challenge #34

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This is the voting thread for the TCM Programming Challenge #34. Peruse the schedules and pick your favorite. You can PM me or just post your vote here. Only one vote per person.


The winner hosts the next challenge and gloats for a while.


These schedules take a LOT of effort, so the writers of the schedules also appreciate all the nice comments you got


VOTING ENDS Wednesday November 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Time

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SansFin's Schedule for April 23, 2017 to April 29, 2017

***SansFin is unavailable to host the next challenge, so is not eligible to win. NOT FOR VOTING--just for reading!***


A Week of Days

Six daytime schedules and three evening schedules are recognized 'days' as found at: https://www.daysofth...m/days/2017/04/

One daytime schedule is important birthday.

One evening schedule is anniversary of historic event.

Three evening schedules are required schedule programming.



Challenge # 1 - President Steve McQueen and Vice-President Audrey Hepburn on Monday Evening

Challenge # 2 - Collaborators Norman Panama and Melvin Frank on Friday Evening

Challenge # 3 - Damn Yankees (1958) on Saturday



Sunday, April 23

Talk Like Shakespeare Day

6:00 AM As You Like It (1936) Laurence Olivier, Elisabeth Bergner, Henry Ainley. Dir: Paul Czinner, Fox, 96 mins., P/S

7:45 AM Henry V (1944) Sir Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks. Dir: Sir Laurence Olivier, Two Cities Films, 137 mins., P/S

10:15 AM Kiss Me Kate (1953) Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller. Dir: George Sidney, MGM, 109 mins. 

12:15 PM Romeo and Juliet (1936) Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore. Dir: George Cukor, MGM, 125 mins. 

2:30 PM Julius Caesar (1953) Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud. Dir: Joseph L Mankiewicz, MGM, 120 mins. 

4:30 PM Hamlet (1969) Nicol Williamson, Judy Parfitt, Anthony Hopkins. Dir: Tony Richardson, Filmways, 117 mins., P/S

6:30 PM Othello (1951) Orson Welles, Michael MacLiammoir, Suzanne Cloutier. Dir: Orson Welles, Mercury Productions, 90 mins., P/S


World Book Night

Movies Based On A Novel

8:00 PM Freckles (1935) Virginia Weidler, Tom Brown, Carol Stone. Dir: William Hamilton, RKO, 62 mins. 

9:15 PM Rebecca (1940) Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock, Selznick, 130 mins., P/S


Silent Sunday Night

11:30 PM The Restless Sex (1920) Marion Davies, Ralph Kellard, Carlyle Blackwell. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard, Cosmopolitan Prods., 78 mins., Exempt Silent

1:00 AM Prodigal Daughters (1923) Gloria Swanson, Ralph Graves, Vera Reynolds. Dir: Sam Wood, Paramount, 60 mins., Exempt Silent


TCM Import

2:00 AM Clouds at Sunset (1967) Shima Iwashita, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kei Sat⌠. Dir: Masahiro Shinoda, Shinoda Prods., 106 mins., Exempt Import

4:00 AM Nights of Cabiria (1957) Giulietta Masina, Franτois PΘrier, Franca Marzi. Dir: Federico Fellini, de Laurentiis, 110 mins., P/S


Monday, April 24

Firefly Day

Spaceships and Space Adventures

6:00 AM Serenity (2005) Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Dir: Joss Whedon, Universal, 119 mins., Premiere # 1

8:00 AM Silent Running (1972) Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin. Dir: Douglas Trumbull, Universal, 89 mins., P/S

9:30 AM Alien (1979) Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright. Dir: Ridley Scott, Fox, 117 mins., P/S

11:30 AM Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963) Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Smolík, Dana Medrická. Dir: Jindrich Polák, Filmové, 81 mins., Premiere # 2

1:00 PM The Black Hole (1979) Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster. Dir: Gary Nelson, Disney, 98 mins., P/S

2:45 PM Barbarella (1968) Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg. Dir: Roger Vadim, Dino de Laurentiis, 98 mins., P/S

4:30 PM The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe. Dir: Robert Wise, Fox, 92 mins., P/S

6:15 PM Five Million Years To Earth (1968) Andrew Keir, James Donald, Barbara Shelley. Dir: Roy Ward Baker, Hammer Films, 97 mins., P/S


Challenge # 1

President Steve McQueen and Vice-President Audrey Hepburn


President Steve McQueen demonstrates meticulous planning:

8:00 PM The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke. Dir: Norman Jewison, Mirisch, 102 mins., P/S

Vice-President Audrey Hepburn demonstrates ability to handle foreign affairs with aplomb:

9:45 PM Roman Holiday (1953) Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert. Dir: William Wyler, Paramount, 118 mins., P/S

President Steve McQueen demonstrates ability to deal with Congress:

11:45 PM The Blob (1958) Steve McQueen, Aneta Corseaut, Earl Rowe. Dir: Irvin S Yeaworth Jr, Fairview Productions, 86 mins., P/S

Vice-President Audrey Hepburn demonstrates ability to deal with financial crisis:

1:15 AM How to Steal a Million (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach. Dir: William Wyler, World Wide Prod, 123 mins., P/S

President Steve McQueen demonstrates resolve to secure peace:

3:30 AM The Magnificent Seven (1960) Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen. Dir: John Sturges, Mirisch, 128 mins., P/S


Tuesday, April 25

Guglielmo Marconi's Birthday

Radio Performers

6:00 AM Whistling In Brooklyn (1943) Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Rags Ragland. Dir: S Sylvan Simon, MGM, 87 mins. 

7:45 AM Whistling In Dixie (1942) Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, George Bancroft. Dir: S Sylvan Simon, MGM, 74 mins. 

9:00 AM Whistling In The Dark (1941) Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford. Dir: S Sylvan Simon, MGM, 78 mins. 

10:30 AM The Unsuspected (1947) Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Constance Bennett. Dir: Michael Curtiz, WB, 103 mins. 

12:15 PM Stand By All Networks (1942) Florence Rice, John Beal, Margaret Hayes. Dir: Lew Landers, Columbia, 65 mins., P/S

1:30 PM The Next Voice You Hear... (1950) James Whitmore, Nancy Davis, Gary Gray. Dir: William A Wellman, MGM, 83 mins. 

3:00 PM Mr. Dodd Takes The Air (1937) Kenny Baker, Frank McHugh, Alice Brady. Dir: Alfred E Green, WB, 87 mins. 

4:30 PM Are You Listening? (1932) William Haines, Madge Evans, Anita Page. Dir: Harry Beaumont, MGM, 73 mins. 

5:45 PM Behind the Headlines (1937) Lee Tracy, Diana Gibson, Donald Meek. Dir: Richard Rosson, RKO, 58 mins. 

6:45 PM Professional Sweetheart (1933) Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, ZaSu Pitts. Dir: William A Seiter, RKO, 73 mins. 


SOTM - Lee Tracy

8:00 PM Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932) Lee Tracy, Constance Cummings, Walter Connolly. Dir: James Cruze, Columbia, 79 mins., P/S

9:30 PM Doctor X (1932) Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy. Dir: Michael Curtiz, First National Pictures, 76 mins., P/S

11:00 PM The Half Naked Truth (1933) Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette. Dir: Gregory La Cava, RKO, 77 mins. 

12:30 AM Criminal Lawyer (1937) Lee Tracy, Margot Grahame, Eduardo Ciannelli. Dir: Christy Cabanne, RKO, 72 mins. 

1:45 AM Blessed Event (1932) Lee Tracy, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins. Dir: Roy Del Ruth, WB, 80 mins. 

3:15 AM Betrayal From The East (1945) Lee Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Loo. Dir: William Berke, RKO, 82 mins. 

4:45 AM Fixer Dugan (1939) Lee Tracy, Virginia Weidler, Peggy Shannon. Dir: Lew Landers, RKO, 68 mins. 


Wednesday, April 26

Administrative Professionals Day

6:00 AM My Dear Secretary (1948) Laraine Day, Kirk Douglas, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Charles Martin, Cardinal, 94 mins., PD

7:45 AM Wife vs. Secretary (1936) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy. Dir: Clarence Brown, MGM, 88 mins. 

9:15 AM The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970) Samantha Eggar, Oliver Reed, John McEnery. Dir: Anatole Litvak, Columbia, 105 mins., Premiere # 3

11:00 AM The Liquidator (1966) Rod Taylor, Trevor Howard, Jill St John. Dir: Jack Cardiff, MGM, 104 mins. 

12:45 PM Quick Money (1938) Fred Stone, Gordon Jones, Dorothy Moore. Dir: Edward Killy, RKO, 59 mins. 

1:45 PM Government Girl (1943) Olivia de Havilland, Sonny Tufts, Anne Shirley. Dir: Dudley Nichols, RKO, 93 mins. 

3:30 PM She Married Her Boss (1935) Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn. Dir: Gregory La Cava, Columbia, 85 mins., P/S

5:00 PM More Than a Secretary (1936) Jean Arthur, George Brent, Lionel Stander. Dir: Alfred E Green, Columbia, 76 mins., P/S

6:30 PM Men Are Not Gods (1936) Miriam Hopkins, Gertrude Lawrence, Sebastian Shaw. Dir: Walter Reisch, London Film Prod, 82 mins., P/S


Anniversary of Nuclear Incident at Chernobyl

8:00 PM The Battle of Chernobyl (2006) Mikhail Gorbachev, Tim Birkett, Hans Blix. Dir: Thomas Johnson, Play Film, 94 mins., Premiere # 4

9:45 PM The Babushkas of Chernobyl (2015) Documentary. Dir: Anne Bogart and Holly Morris, Hedgebrook, 70 mins., Premiere # 5

11:30 PM Pripyat (1999) Documentary. Dir: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Geyrhalter Film, 100 mins., Premiere # 6

1:15 AM Them! (1954) James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon. Dir: Gordon Douglas, WB, 94 mins., P/S

3:00 AM Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kochi. Dir: Ishiro Honda, Toho, 78 mins., P/S

4:30 AM Mothra (1962) Franky Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyoko Kagawa. Dir: Inoshiro Honda, Toho, 91 mins., P/S


Thursday, April 27

Morse Code Day

Telegraph Operators

6:00 AM A Dispatch From Reuters (1940) Edward G Robinson, Edna Best, Eddie Albert. Dir: William Dieterle, WB, 90 mins. 

7:30 AM Western Union (1941) Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger. Dir: Fritz Lang, Fox, 95 mins., P/S

9:15 AM Closely Watched Trains (1966)Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský. Dir: Jirí Menzel, Filmové, 93 mins., P/S

11:00 AM The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda. Dir: Irving Cummings, Fox, 98 mins., P/S

12:45 PM The House on 92nd Street (1945) William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso. Dir: Henry Hathaway, Fox, 88 mins., P/S


Babe Ruth Day

2:15 PM Headin' Home (1920) Babe Ruth, Ruth Taylor, William Sheer. Dir: Lawrence C Windom, Yankee Photo Corp, 71 mins., P/S

3:30 PM The Babe Ruth Story (1948) William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford. Dir: Roy Del Ruth, Roy Del Ruth Prod, 106 mins., P/S

5:30 PM Elmer The Great (1933) Joe E Brown, Patricia Ellis, Frank McHugh. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy, First National, 72 mins., P/S

6:45 PM Alibi Ike (1935) Joe E Brown, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth Donnelly. Dir: Ray Enright, WB, 72 mins. 


Tell a Story Day

Movies told as stories:

8:00 PM The Princess Bride (1987) Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin. Dir: Rob Reiner, Buttercup Films Ltd., 98 mins., Premiere # 7

9:45 PM Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga. Dir: Hector Babenco, HB Filmes, 120 mins., P/S

11:45 PM The Pillow Book (1996) Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida. Dir: Peter Greenaway, Woodline Films, 126 mins., Premiere # 8

2:00 AM The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James. Dir: Charles Crichton, Ealing Studios, 78 mins., P/S

3:30 AM The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm (1962) Laurence Harvey, Karl Boehm, Claire Bloom. Dir: Henry Levin, MGM, 136 mins. 


Friday, April 28

Hairball Awareness Day

6:00 AM Rhubarb (1951) Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart. Dir: Arthur Lubin, Paramount, 94 mins., Premiere # 9

7:45 AM Gay Purr-ee (1962) Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons. Dir: Abe Levitow, WB, 85 mins., P/S

9:15 AM Cat People (1942) Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph. Dir: Jacques Tourneur, RKO, 73 mins. 

10:30 AM Alice In Wonderland (1933) Leon Errol, Louise Fazenda, Ford Sterling. Dir: Norman McLeod, Paramount, 76 mins., P/S

12:00 PM The Black Cat (1968) Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kei Satô. Dir: Kaneto Shindô, Toho, 99 mins., Premiere # 10

1:45 PM Hausu (1977) Kimiko Ikegami, Eriko Tanaka, Kumiko Ohba. Dir: Nobuhiko Obayashi, Toho, 88 mins., P/S

3:15 PM Bell Book and Candle (1959) James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon. Dir: Richard Quine, Columbia, 102 mins., P/S

5:15 PM I Married A Witch (1942) Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley. Dir: RenΘ Clair, Paramount, 77 mins., P/S

6:45 PM A Bucket of Blood (1959) Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 65 mins., P/S


Friday Night Spotlight - Screenwriter Collaborations

Challenge #2

Collaborators: Norman Panama and Melvin Frank

8:00 PM The Court Jester (1956) Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone. Dir: Norman Panama, Dena Ent., 101 mins., P/S

9:45 PM White Christmas (1954) Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney. Dir: Michael Curtiz, Paramount, 120 mins., P/S

11:45 PM Strictly Dishonorable (1951) Ezio Pinza, Janet Leigh, Millard Mitchell. Dir: Norman Panama, MGM, 86 mins. 

1:15 AM Callaway Went Thataway (1951) Dorothy McGuire, Fred MacMurray, Howard Keel. Dir: Melvin Frank & Norman Panama, MGM, 81 mins. 

2:45 AM The Road To Hong Kong (1962) Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour. Dir: Norman Panama, Melnor Films, 91 mins., P/S

4:30 AM The Road to Utopia (1946) Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. Dir: Hal Walker, Paramount, 90 mins., P/S


Saturday, April 29

International Dance Day


6:00 AM Singin' In The Rain (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Dir: Gene Kelly, MGM, 103 mins. 

7:45 AM Cabaret (1972) Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey. Dir: Bob Fosse, Allied Artists, 124 mins., P/S

10:00 AM All That Jazz (1979) Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, Jessica Lange. Dir: Bob Fosse, Fox, 123 mins., Premiere # 11

12:15 PM Damn Yankees (1958) Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Tab Hunter. Dir: Stanley Donen, WB, 111 mins., Exempt Premiere

2:15 PM Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn. Dir: Howard Hawks, Fox, 91 mins., P/S

4:00 PM Gilda (1946) Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready. Dir: Charles Vidor, Columbia, 109 mins., P/S

6:00 PM Let's Make Love (1960) Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall. Dir: George Cukor, Fox, 119 mins., P/S


International Astronomy Day



8:00 PM The Heavenly Body (1943) William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig. Dir: Alexander Hall, MGM, 95 mins. 


9:45 PM Contact (1997) Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skeritt. Dir: Robert Zemeckis, WB, 150 mins., P/S

12:15 AM Slaughterhouse Five (1972) Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche. Dir: George Roy Hill, Universal, 104 mins., Premiere # 12


TCM Underground

2:00 AM Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli. Dir: Yakov Protazanov, Mezhrabpom-Rus, 111 mins., Exempt Underground


4:00 AM Roxanne (1987) Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich. Dir: Fred Schepisi, Columbia, 107 mins., P/S




Serenity (2005) 

The Black Cat (1968) 

All That Jazz (1979) 

Slaughterhouse Five (1972) 

Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963) 

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970) 

The Battle of Chernobyl (2006) 

The Babushkas of Chernobyl (2015) 

Pripyat (1999) 

The Princess Bride (1987) 

The Pillow Book (1996) 

Rhubarb (1951) 


Exempt Premieres

Clouds at Sunset (1967) 

Damn Yankees (1958) 

The Restless Sex (1920) 

Prodigal Daughters (1923) 

Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) 



1920s: 4

1930s: 22

1940s: 19

1950s: 21

1960s: 16

1970s: 8

1980s: 3

1990s: 3

2000s: 2

2010s: 1

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Lydecker's Schedule


October 15 – October 21, 2017


SUNDAY, October 15, 2017


“Remember my forgotten man? You put a rifle in his hand.”

Forgotten Men & Boys


6 AM My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell & Carole Lombard. Dir:  Gregory LaCava. Universal, 94 min. p/s

7:45 AM Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Warren William & Joan Blondell. Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy. WB, 90 min. p/s

9:15 AM Sullivan’s Travels (1941) Joel McCrea & Veronica Lake. Dir: Preston Sturges. Paramount, 90 min. p/s

10:45 AM Wild Boys of the Road (1933) Frankie Darro & Edwin Phillips. Dir:

Wm. Wellman. First National/WB, 67 min. p/s

12 PM Riding the Rails (1997) Narrator: Richard Thomas. Dirs:  Michael Uys & Lexy Lovell. Out of the Blue Productions, 72 min. Premiere


“I bet even a baby skunk smells like a rosebud to its mother.”

A Couple of Krugers (Otto & Alma)


1:15 PM Ever In My Heart (1933) Barbara Stanwyck & Otto Kruger. Dir:  Archie Mayo. WB, 70 min. p/s

2:30 PM Beauty For Sale (1933) Madge Evans & Otto Kruger. Dir:  Richard Boleslavsky. MGM, 85 min. p/s

4 PM Craig’s Wife (1936) Rosalind Russell & John Boles; Dir:  Dorothy Arzner.

Columbia, 75 min. p/s

5:15 PM Dr. Kildare’s Crisis (1940) Lew Ayres & Lionel Barrymore. Dir:  Harold S. Bucquet. MGM, 70 min. p/s

6:30 PM Mercy Island (1941) Ray Middleton & Otto Kruger. Dir:  William Morgan. Republic, 72 min. p/d


“Strange?  She’s right out of The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Unwanted Guests


8 PM The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942) Bette Davis & Ann Sheridan. Dir: William Keighley. WB, 112 min. p/s

10 PM Three Days of the Condor (1975) Robert Redford & Faye Dunaway. Dir:  Sydney Pollack. Paramount, 117 min. p/s


“Oh, Canada.”

Silent Sunday/TCM Imports


12 AM Back to God’s Country (1919) Neil Shipman & Charles Arling. Dir:  James Oliver Curwood. First National Exhibitor’s Circuit, 73 min. Exempt

1:15 AM The Sweet Hereafter (1997) Ian Holm & Sarah Polley. Dir:  Atom Egoyan. Alliance Communications, 112 Min. Exempt.

3:15 AM Ararat (2002) Charles Aznavour & Christopher Plummer. Dir:  Atom Egoyan. Miramax Films, 115 min. Exempt

5:15 AM Speaking Parts (1989) Michael McManus & Arsinee Khanijan. Dir:  Atom Egoyan. Zeitgeist Films, 93 min. Exempt


MONDAY, October 16, 2017


“Aren’t you a little short for a storm trooper?”

My Candidates – Challenge #1


7 AM Drums Along The Mohawk (1939) Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert & Edna May Oliver. Dir:  John Ford. 20th Century Fox, 100 min. p/s

8:45 AM The American President (1995) Michael Douglas, Annette Benings & Martin Sheen. Dir:  Rob Reiner. Columbia, 114 min. Challenge Exempt

10:45 AM Advise & Consent (1962) Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton & Walter Pidgeon. Dir:  Otto Preminger. Columbia, 139 min. p/s

1:15 PM The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher. Dir:  Irvin Kershner. 20th Century Fox, 124 min. Challenge Exempt


“You can check the wings and halo at the desk.”

All About Red  -- LP’s Picks – Challenge #3


3:30 PM Red Garters (1954) Jack Carson & Rosemary Clooney. Dir:  George Marshall. Paramount, 91 min. Exempt Premiere

5:15 PM Red Hot Tires (1935) Lyle Talbot & Mary Astor. Dir: D. Ross Lederman. WB, 61 min. p/s

6:30 PM Red Dust (1932) Clark Gable & Jean Harlow. Dir:  Victor Fleming. MGM, 83 min. p/s


“I don’t know what her problem is.  She takes off her shirt to do a voiceover.”

On The Street Where You Live.


8 PM Pick-Up On South Street (1953) Richard Widmark & Jean Peters. Dir:  Samuel Fuller. 20th Century Fox, 80 min. p/s

9:30 PM Ten North Frederick (1953) Gary Cooper & Geraldine Fitzgerald. Dir:  Philip Dunne. 20th Century Fox, 102 min. Premiere

11:15 PM State & Main (2000) William H. Macy & Sarah Jessica Parker. Dir:  David Mamet. Fine Line Cinema, 105 min. Premiere

1 AM 42nd Street (1933) Warner Baxter & Ruby Keeler. Dir:  Lloyd Bacon. WB, 89 min. p/s

2:30 AM Miracle On 34th Street (1947) Maureen O’Hara & John Payne. Dir:  George Seaton. 20th Century Fox, 96 min. p/s

4:15 AM The House on 56th Street (1933) Kay Francis & Ricardo Cortez. Dir:  Robert Florey. WB, 69 min. p/s

5:30 AM 99 River Street (1953) John Payne & Evelyn Keyes. Dir:  Phil Karlson. Edward Small Prod, 83 min. p/s


TUESDAY, October 17, 2017


“Whistle while you work . . ..”

Seven Films for Seven Dwarfs


7 AM Who Killed Doc Robbin (1948) Larry Olsen & Billy Gray. Dir:  Bernard Carr. Hal Roach/United Artists, 55 min. Premiere

8 AM Grumpy Old Men (1993) Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau. Dir:  Donald Petrie. WB, 104 min. p/s

9:45 AM Happy Go Lovely (1951) David Niven & Vera-Ellen. Dir:  H. Bruce Humberstone. Marcel Hellman Prod, 95 min. p/s

11:30 AM The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend (1949) Betty Grable & Cesar Romero. Dir:  Preston Sturges. 20th Century Fox, 77 min. BG Exempt

1 PM The Magnificent Dope (1942) Henry Fonda & Lynn Bari. Dir:  Walter Lang. 20th Century Fox, 84 min. Premiere

2:30 PM Sleepers West (1941) Lloyd Nolan & Lynn Bari. Dir:  Eugene Forde. 20th Century Fox, 74 min. p/s

3:45 PM Snappy Sneezer (1929) Charley Chase & Thelma Todd. Dir: Warren Doane. Hal Roach/MGM, 20 min. Short


“I do not want to be called ‘First Lady.’ It sounds like a saddle horse . . .”

First Ladies


4:15 PM Magnificent Doll (1946) Ginger Rogers & David Niven. Dir:  Frank Borzage. Universal, 95 min. Premiere

6 PM The President’s Lady (1953) Susan Hayward & Charlton Heston. Dir:  Henry Levin. 20th C. Fox, 97 min. p/s

7:45 PM Kiddie Kure (1940) Robert Blake & Darla Hood. Dir:  Edward L. Cahn. MGM, 10 min. p/s


“I’m not going to fight shadows.”

Happy 100th Birthday, Marsha Hunt.


8 PM The Virginia Judge (1935) Walter Kelly & Marsha Hunt, Dir:  Edward Sedgewick. Paramount, 60 min. Premiere

9 PM Star Reporter (1939) Warren Hill & Marsha Hunt. Dir: Howard Bretherton. Monogram, 62 min. p/d

10:15 Joe Smith, American (1942) Robert Young & Marsha Hunt. Dir: Richard Thorpe. MGM, 63 min. p/s

11:30 PM The Human Comedy (1944) Mickey Rooney & Frank Morgan. Dir:  Clarence Brown. MGM, 120 min. p/s

1:30 AM Raw Deal (1948) Dennis O’Keefe, Claire Trevor & Marsha Hunt. Dir:  Anthony Mann. Eagle-Lion Films, 79 min. p/s

3 AM Take One False Step (1949) William Powell, Shelley Winters & Marsha Hunt. Dir:  Chester Erskine. Universal, 94 min. p/s

4:30 AM Valley of Decision (1945) Greer Garson & Gregory Peck. Dir:  Tay Garnett. MGM, 118 min. p/s


WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017


“I like to think you killed a man.  It’s the romantic in me.”

The Art of Collaboration  -- Julius & Phillip Epstein   --  Challenge #2


6 AM No Time For Comedy (1940) James Stewart & Rosalind Russell. Dir:  William Keighley. WB, 93 min. p/s

7:45 AM The Male Animal (1942) Henry Fonda & Olivia deHavilland. Dir:  Elliott Nugent. WB, 101 min. p/s

9:30 AM The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) James Cagney & Bette Davis. Dir:  William Keighley. WB, 92 min. p/s

11:15 AM Mr. Skeffington (1944) Bette Davis & Claude Rains. Dir:  Vincent Sherman. WB, 146 min. p/s

1:45 PM Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 102 min. p/s


“I don’t know what to do with this guy, Henry. He’s an Irishman who doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke and doesn’t chase dames.”

A Salute to Ray Walston – LP’s Picks - Challenge #3


3:30 PM Damn Yankees (1958) Gwen Verdon & Ray Walston. Dir:  George Abbott & Stanley Donen. WB, 111 min. Exempt Premiere

5:30 PM The Sting (1973) Paul Newman & Robert Redford. Dir:  George Roy Hill. Universal Pictures, 129 min. p/s

7:45 PM Egypt Speaks (1951) Narrator/Dir:  James FitzPatrick. MGM, 9 min. p/s


“Love has got to stop some place short of suicide.”

Star of the Month – Walter Huston


8 PM Dodsworth (1936) Walter Huston & Ruth Chatterton. Dir:  William Wyler. Samuel Goldwyn, 90 min. p/s

9:30 PM Kongo (1932) Walter Huston & Virginia Bruce. Dir:  William Coven. MGM, 86 min. p/s

11PM Gabriel Over The White House (1933) Walter Huston & Karen Morley. Dir:  Gregory LaCava. MGM, 87 min. p/s

12:30 AM American Madness (1932) Walter Huston & Pat O’Brien. Dir:  Frank Capra. Columbia, 76 min. p/s

2 AM Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Humphrey Bogart & Walter Huston. Dir:  John Huston. WB, 124 min. p/s

4:15 AM The Shanghai Gesture (1942) Gene Tierney & Walter Huston. Dir:  Josef von Sternberg. United Artists, 98 min. p/s


THURSDAY, October 19, 2017


“You saved me from the sin of pride, the sin of ambition.”

Films With Endings To Make Feminists Cringe


6 AM Ann Carver’s Profession (1933) Fay Wray & Gene Raymond. Dir:  Edward Buzzell. Columbia, 71 min. p/s

7:15 AM Female (1933) Ruth Chatterton & George Brent. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 60 min. p/s

8:15 AM The Flame Within (1935) Ann Harding & Herbert Marshall. Dir:  Edmund Goulding. MGM, 72 min. p/s

9:30 AM The Law In Her Hands (1936) Margaret Lindsay & Glenda Farrell. Dir:  William Clemens. WB, 58 min. p/s

10:30 AM Ann Vickers (1933) Irene Dunne & Walter Huston. Dir: John Cromwell. RKO, 76 min. p/s


“Next Sunday we’re all getting out into the air.  We’re going to Coney Island!”

Coney Island


12 PM Coney Island (1917) Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle & Buster Keaton. Dir:  Roscoe Arbuckle. Paramount, 24 min. p/s

12:30 PM The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) Jean Arthur & Robert Cummings. Dir:  Sam Wood. RKO, 92 min. p/s

2:15 PM Coney Island (1943) Betty Grable & George Montgomery. Dir:  Walter Lang. 20th Century Fox, 96 min. p/s

4 PM Coney Island Honeymoon (1945) Warren Douglas & Angela Greene. Dir:  Arnold Albert. WB, 20 min. p/s

4:30 PM The Girl From Coney Island aka Just Another Blonde (1926) Dorothy Mackaill & Jack Mulhall. Dir:  Alfred Santell. First National, 60 min. p/s

5:30 PM The Little Fugitive (1953) Richie Andrusco & Richard Brewster. Dirs:  Ray Ashley, Morris Engel & Ruth Orkan. Little Fugitive Prod., 80 min. p/s

7 PM The Last Days of Coney Island (2015) Omar Jones & Libby Aubrey. Dir: 

Ralph Bakshi. Ralph Bakshi Prod., 22 min. Premiere

7:30 PM Going To Blazes (1948) Dir:  Gunter von Fritsch. MGM, 21 min. p/s


“I knew there was only one woman in the world who could attract men like that.  A woman with a lot of money.”

Sleuthing Spouses


8 PM The Ex Mrs. Bradford (1936) William Powell & Jean Arthur. Dir:  Stephen Roberts. RKO, 82 min. p/s

9:30 PM Another Thin Man (1939) William Powell & Myrna Loy. Dir:  W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 103 min. p/s

11:15 PM There’s That Woman Again (1938) Melvyn Douglas & Virginia Bruce. Dir:  Columbia, 72 min. p/s

1:30 AM Fast and Loose (1939) Robert Montgomery & Rosalind Russell. Dir:  Edwin L. Marin. MGM, 80 min. p/s

3 AM Haunted Honeymoon (1940) Robert Montgomery & Constance Cummings. Dir:  Arthur B. Woods. MGM-Brit., 83 min. p/s

4:30 AM Fast and Furious (1939) Franchot Tone & Ann Sothern. Dir:  Busby Berkley. MGM. 73 min. p/s

5:45 AM Are Animals Actors? (1945) Dir:  Knox Manning. WB, 14 min. p/s


FRIDAY, October 20, 2017


“She looks like a cross between Lucrezia Borgia and Peg ‘O My Heart.”

Beautiful Monsters


6 AM Born To Be Bad (1950) Joan Fontaine & Robert Ryan. Dir:  Nicholas Ray.

RKO, 94 min. p/s

7:45 AM Leave Her To Heaven (1945) Gene Tierney & Cornel Wilde. Dir:  John Stahl. 20th Century Fox, 110 min. p/s

9:45 AM The Bad Seed (1956) Nancy Kelly & Patty McCormack. Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy, WB, 129 min. p/s

12 PM The Locket (1946) Laraine Day & Brian Aherne. Dir:  John Brahm. RKO, 85 min. p/s

1:30 PM Decoy (1946) Jean Gillie & Edward Norris. Dir:  Jack Bernhard. Bernhard-Brandt Prod., 76 min. p/s


“I’d like to say a word for the cowboys.”

Western States


3 PM Arizona (1931) Laura LaPlante & John Wayne. Dir:  George Seitz. Columbia, 70 min. p/s

4:15 PM Montana (1950) Erroll Flynn & Alexis Smith. Dirs:  Ray Enright & Raoul Walsh. WB, 76 min. p/s

5:45 PM Oklahoma (1955) Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones. Dir:  Fred Zinnemann. RKO, 145 min. p/s

7:30 PM Be Big (1931) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. Dir:  James Horne. Hal Roach Studios, 28 min. p/s


“Lex Luthor. Perhaps you’ve heard of me? The Greatest Criminal Mind on Earth?”

Friday Night Spotlight – Comic Strips on Film


8 PM Blondie (1938) Penny Singleton & Arthur Lake. Dir:  Frank R. Strayer. Columbia, 70 min. Premiere

9:15 PM Dick Tracy (1945) Morgan Conway & Anne Jeffreys. Dir:  William A. Berke. RKO, 61 min. p/s

10:30 PM Dick Tracy (1990) Warren Beatty & Al Pacino. Dir:  Warren Beatty.

Touchstone Pictures, 105 min. p/s

12:15 AM Superman 2 (1980) Gene Hackman & Christopher Reeve. Dir:  Richard Donner & Richard Lester. Dovemead Films, 116 min. p/s


“I don’t drink . . . wine.”

Happy Birthday, Bela Lugosi


2:15 AM Dracula (1931) Bela Lugosi & Helen Chandler. Dir: Tod Browning.

Universal, 75 min. p/s

3:30 AM Ninotchka (1939) Greta Garbo & Melvyn Douglas. Dir:  Ernst Lubitsch.

MGM, 110 min. p/s

5:30 AM Asleep In The Fleet (1933) Zasu Pitts & Thelma Todd. Dir:  Gus Mein. Hal Roach Studios, 19 min. p/s


SATURDAY, October, 21, 2017


“And you, sir, are a steely eyed missile man.”

The TCM Seldom Seen Film Festival


6 AM Born On The 4th of July (1989) Tom Cruise & Kyra Sedgwick. Dir:  Oliver Stone. Universal, 145 min. p/s

8:30 AM The Detective (1968) Frank Sinatra & Lee Remick. Dir:  Gordon Douglas. Arcola Pictures, 114 min. p/s

10:30 AM Magnificent Obsession (1935) Irene Dunne & Robert Taylor. Dir:  John Stahl. Universal, 112 min. p/s

12:30 PM The Scarlet Claw (1944) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce. Dir:  Roy William Neill. Universal, 74 min. p/s

1:45 PM That Wonderful Urge (1948) Tyrone Power & Gene Tierney. Dir:  Robert B. Sinclair. 29th Century Fox, 90 min. p/s

2:15  PM Appointment In Berlin (1943) George Sanders & Marguerite Chapman. Dir:  Alfred E. Green. Columbia, 77 min. p/s

3:45 PM Great Day (1945) Eric Portman & Flora Robson. Dir:  Lance Comfort. RKO/GB, 62 min. p/s

5 PM Les Bonnes Femmes (1960) Bernadette Lafont & Clotilde Joano. Dir:  Claude Chabrol. Paris Film, 100 min. p/s

6:45 PM The Black Dakotas (1954) Gary Merrill & Wanda Hendrix. Dir:  Ray Nazarro. Columbia, 65 min. p/s

8 PM Apollo 13 (1995) Tom Hanks & Bill Paxton. Dir:  Ron Howard. Imagine Ent./Universal, 140 min. p/s (THE ESSENTIAL)

10:30 PM Contact (1997) Jodie Foster & David Morse. Dir:  Robert Zemekis. Southside Amusement/WB, 150 min. p/s


“I’ve had this brain for thirty years.  It hasn’t done me any good.”

The TCM Seldom Seen Film Festival Continues --  TCM Underground


1 AM The 30 Ft. Bride of Candy Rock (1959) Lou Costello & Dorothy Provine. Dir:  Sidney Miller. D.R.B. Prod., 75 min. p/s

2:30 AM The Atomic City (1952) Gene Barry & Lydia Clarke. Dir:  Jerry Hopper.

Paramount, 85 min. p/s

4 AM The Crazies (1973) Lane Carroll & Will MacMillan. Dir:  George Romero. Pittsburgh Films, 103 min. p/s


TCM Challenge #34:  “Special Challenges.”

Week of October 15 – 21, 2017


SOTM:  Walter Huston

The Essential:  Apollo 13 (1995)

Friday Night Spotlight: Comic Strips on Film

Silent Sunday:  Back To God’s Country (1919)

TCM Imports:  The Sweet Hereafter (1997) Ararat (2002) Speaking Parts (1989)

TCM Underground: 30 Ft. Bride of Candy Rock (1951) The Atomic City (1952) The Crazies (1973)

Programming Challenge #1: Candidates: President Edna May Oliver, VP Martin Sheen,

Sec. of State Walter Pidgeon and Sec. of Defense Carrie Fisher

Programming Challenge #2:  Collaboration:  Screenwriters Julius & Philip Epstein

Programming Challenge #3: LP’s Picks:  Red Garters (1954) The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend (1949) Damn Yankees (1958)


TCM Premieres

Riding The Rails (1997)

The American President (1995) Challenge Exempt

The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Challenge Exempt

State & Main (2000)

Who Killed Doc Robbin (1948)

The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend (1949) Challenge Exempt

The Magnificent Dope (1942)

Magnificent Doll (1946)

The Virginia Judge (1935)

Damn Yankees (1958) Challenge Exempt

The Last Days of Coney Island (2015)

Blondie (1938)


By decade:

1910: 2

1920: 2

1930: 32

1940: 34

1950: 15

1960: 3

1970: 3

1980: 4

1990: 7

2000: 2

2010: 1


Most of the schedule is self-explanatory but here are a few notes on it:  Sunday begins with a series of films about the Depression era “Forgotten Men” while Silent Sunday and TCM Imports are both dedicated to Canadian cinema.  On Monday, for Challenge #1 I selected a President and VP plus Secretaries of State & Defense but frankly, any one of the four would make a great president.  In the end, Edna May Oliver got the presidential nod since she is smart, feisty, brave and just happens to be related to not one, but two, of our past presidents.  Tuesday, we have seven films for seven dwarfs (boy, finding a “Sneezy” film was not easy!) as well as a Marsha Hunt 100th Birthday Tribute. Wednesday, Challenge #2 salutes the collaborative efforts of the Epstein Brothers with a block of films which shows their incredible range and in prime time we spotlight my Star of the Month, the incomparable Walter Huston.  Thursday starts out with “Films With Endings To Make Feminists Cringe” – you know, those films where the heroine is a strong, professional woman for most of the film but then suddenly decides to chuck her career in the last reel. Then, it’s off on a Coney Island adventure. The day ends with “Sleuthing Spouses” which includes one Nick & Nora film along with a few Nick & Nora wannabee films. Since my chosen week falls smack in the middle of October, it seemed as though a few films about monsters were in order but with a twist  --  “Beautiful Monsters.” Comic Strips on Film is my Friday Night Spotlight and on Saturday I decided to do an amended version of the “Single Topic” challenge with a 24 hour “TCM Seldom Seen Film Festival.” Each of the films selected has the distinction of having aired only once or twice on TCM since its inception.


That’s all folks!

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TCM Programming Challenge for the week of December 24, 2017:


Sunday, December 24: Daytime


6:00AM Lady in the Lake (1947) Robert Montgomery and Audrey Totter. Dir: Robert Montgomery. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 105 min.

8:00AM Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 112 min.

10:00AM 3 Godfathers (1948) John Wayne and Harry Carey, Jr. Dir: John Ford. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 106 min.

12:00PM True Grit (1969) John Wayne and Kim Darby. Dir: Henry Hathaway. Paramount Pictures, 128 min. P/S

2:15PM Rooster Cogburn (1975) John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn. Dir: Stuart Millar. Universal Pictures, 108 min. P/S

4:15PM The African Queen (1951) Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Dir: John Huston. Romulus Pictures, 104 min. P/S

6:15PM Up the River (1930) Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart. Dir: John Ford. Fox Film Corp., 92 min. P/S


Sunday, December 24: Primetime—Christmas Eve with Edmund Gwenn


8:00PM Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Maureen O’Hara and Edmund Gwenn. Dir: George Seaton. 20th Century Fox, 96 min. P/S

10:00PM Mister 880 (1950) Burt Lancaster and Edmund Gwenn. Dir: Edmund Goulding. 20th Century Fox, 90 min. P/S


Sunday, December 24: Late Night—Silent Sunday Night/TCM Import: Faces in the Crowd


12:00AM The Crowd (1928) James Murray and Eleanor Boardman. Dir: King Vidor. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 104 min.

2:00AM Cyclo (1995) Lê Van Lôc and Tony Leung Chiu Wai. Trân Anh Hùng. Gaumont, 123 min. Premiere #1

4:15AM The Bicycle Thief (1948) Lamberto Maggiorani and Enzo Staiola. Dir: Vittorio De Sica. Criterion, 93 min. P/S


Monday, December 25: Daytime—Christmas with Bob and Bing (But Not Together)


6:00AM Bachelor in Paradise (1961) Bob Hope and Lana Turner. Dir: Jack Arnold. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 109 min.

8:00AM High Society (1956) Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly. Dir: Charles Walters. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 111 min.

10:00AM Critic’s Choice (1963) Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. Dir: Don Weis. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 103 min.

12:00PM Going My Way (1944) Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald. Dir: Leo McCarey. Paramount Pictures, 128 min. P/S

2:15PM The Paleface (1948) Bob Hope and Jane Russell. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. Paramount Pictures, 91 min. P/S

4:00PM The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Dir: Leo McCarey. RKO Radio Pictures, 126 min. P/S

6:15PM The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell. Dir: Sidney Lanfield. Paramount Pictures, 91 min. P/S


Monday, December 25: Primetime—Christmas at War


8:00PM Stalag 17 (1953) William Holden and Otto Preminger. Dir: Billy Wilder. Paramount Pictures, 117 min. P/S

10:15PM Destination Tokyo (1943) Cary Grant and John Garfield. Dir: Delmer Daves. Warner Bros., 135 min.

12:45AM Battle of the Bulge (1965) Henry Fonda and Robert Ryan. Dir: Ken Annakin. Warner Bros., 165 min. P/S

3:45AM Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) David Bowie and Tom Conti. Dir: Nagisa Oshima. Palace Pictures, 123 min. Premiere #2


Tuesday, December 26: Daytime—Later John Huston


6:00AM Fat City (1972) Jeff Bridges and Susan Tyrell. Dir: John Huston. Columbia Pictures, 100 min. P/S

8:00AM The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) Paul Newman and Ava Gardner. Dir: John Huston. First Artists Pictures, 124 min. P/S

10:15AM The Mackintosh Man (1973) Paul Newman and James Mason. Warner Bros., 98 min. P/S

12:00PM The Man Who Would Be King (1975) Sean Connery and Michael Caine. Dir: John Huston.  Columbia Pictures, 130 min. P/S

2:15PM Wise Blood (1979) Brad Dourif and Harry Dean Stanton. Dir: John Huston. Curzon Films, 106 min. P/S

4:15PM Annie (1982) Albert Finney and Carol Burnett. Dir: John Huston. Columbia Pictures, 126 min. P/S

6:30PM The Dead (1987) Anjelica Huston and Donal McCann. Dir: John Huston. Vestron Pictures, 83 min. P/S


Tuesday, December 26: Primetime—The Art of Collaboration: Kaufman and Hart


8:00PM Live from Lincoln Center: Act One (2015) Tony Shalhoub and Andrea Martin. Dir: James Lapine. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts / PBS, 140 min. Premiere #3

10:30PM Make Me A Star (1932) Joan Blondell and Stuart Erwin. Dir: Russell Mack. Paramount Pictures, 86 min. P/S

12:00AM You Can’t Take It with You (1938) Jean Arthur and James Stewart. Dir: Frank Capra. Columbia Pictures, 128 min. P/S

2:15AM George Washington Slept Here (1942) Jack Benny and Ann Sheridan. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Bros., 92 min.

4:00AM The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) Bette Davis and Monty Woolley. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Bros., 112 min.


Wednesday, December 27: Daytime—Sydney Greenstreet Birthday Tribute


6:00AM The Maltese Falcon (1941) Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: John Huston. Warner Bros., 101 min.

8:00AM Background to Danger (1943) George Raft and Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Raoul Walsh. Warner Bros., 80 min.

9:30AM The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) Zachary Scott and Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Jean Negulesco. Warner Bros., 97 min.

11:15AM Three Strangers (1946) Geraldine Fitzgerald and Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Jean Negulesco. Warner Bros., 92 min.

1:00PM Pillow to Post (1945) Ida Lupino and Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Vincent Sherman. Warner Bros., 91 min.

2:45PM That Way with Women (1947) Dane Clark and Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Fred De Cordova. Warner Bros., 83 min.

4:15PM The Hucksters (1947) Clark Gable and Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Jack Conway. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 115 min.

6:15PM Malaya (1949) Spencer Tracy and Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Richard Thorpe. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 95 min.


Wednesday, December 27: Primetime—TCM Spotlight: Sequels


8:00PM After the Thin Man (1936) William Powell and Myrna Loy. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 113 min.

10:00PM The Two Jakes (1990) Jack Nicholson and Madeleine Stowe. Dir: Jack Nicholson. Paramount Pictures, 138 min. Premiere #3

12:30AM Fierce Creatures (1997) John Cleese and Jamie Lee Curtis. Dir: Fred Schepisi. Universal Pictures, 93 min. Premiere #4

2:15AM The Sting II (1982) Jackie Gleason and Teri Garr. Dir: Jeremy Kagan. Universal Pictures, 102 min. P/S

4:00AM Ensign Pulver (1964) Robert Walker, Jr. and Burl Ives. Dir: Joshua Logan. Warner Bros., 104 min. P/S


Thursday, December 28: Daytime—Lou Jacobi Birthday Tribute


6:00AM The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) Shelley Winters and Lou Jacobi. Dir: George Stevens. 20th Century Fox, 180 min. P/S

9:15AM Irma La Douce (1963) Shirley MacLaine and Lou Jacobi. Dir: Billy Wilder. United Artists, 143 min. P/S

12:00PM Penelope (1966) Natalie Wood and Lou Jacobi. Dir: Arthur Hiller. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 97 min.

1:45PM Roseland (1977) Teresa Wright and Lou Jacobi. Dir: James Ivory. New Yorker Films, 104 min. P/S

3:45PM My Favorite Year (1982) Peter O’Toole and Lou Jacobi. Dir: Richard Benjamin. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 93 min.

5:30PM Avalon (1990) Joan Plowright and Lou Jacobi. Dir: Barry Levinson. TriStar Pictures, 130 min. P/S


Thursday, December 28: Primetime—Treasures from the Disney Vault


8:00PM Mary Poppins (1964) Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 139 min. Exempt Premiere

10:30PM Frank and Ollie (1995) Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. Dir: Theodore Thomas. Walt Disney Productions, 89 min. Exempt Premiere

12:00AM Fantasia (1940) Dir: Ben Sharpsteen. Walt Disney Productions, 120 min. Exempt Premiere

2:15AM The Shaggy Dog (1959) Fred MacMurray and Jean Hagen. Dir: Charles Barton. Walt Disney Productions, 104 min. P/S

4:15AM The Shaggy D.A. (1976) Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 91 min. P/S


Friday, December 29: Daytime—George Marshall Birthday Tribute


6:00AM Pack Up Your Troubles (1932) Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Dir: George Marshall. Hal Roach Productions, 64 min. P/S

7:15AM Life Begins at 40 (1935) Will Rogers and Rochelle Hudson. Dir: George Marshall. Fox Film Corp., 75 min. P/S

8:45AM You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (1939) W.C. Fields and Edgar Bergen. Dir: George Marshall. Universal Pictures, 76 min. P/S

10:15AM The Ghost Breakers (1940) Bob Hope and Paulette Godard. Dir: George Marshall. Paramount Pictures, 82 min.

11:45AM Scared Stiff (1953) Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Dir: George Marshall. Paramount Pictures, 108 min. P/S

1:45PM Destry Rides Again (1939) James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. Dir: George Marshall. Universal Pictures, 94 min. P/S

3:30PM The Blue Dahlia (1946) Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. Dir: George Marshall. Paramount Pictures, 96 min.

5:30PM Incendiary Blonde (1944) Betty Hutton and Arturo De Cordova. Dir: George Marshall. Paramount Pictures, 113 min.


7:30PM MGM Parade Show #3 (1955)


Friday, December 29: Primetime—Star of the Month: Mia Farrow


8:00PM Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. Dir: Woody Allen. Orion Pictures, 106 min. P/S

10:00PM Husbands and Wives (1992) Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. Dir: Woody Allen. TriStar Pictures, 108 min. Premiere #5

12:00AM Widowers’ Peak (1994) Mia Farrow and Joan Plowright. Dir: John Irvin. Rank Organisation, 101 min. Premiere #6

2:00AM Angela Mooney (1996) Mia Farrow and Brendan Gleeson. Dir: Tommy McArdle. Merlin Films, 86 min. Premiere #7

3:45AM The Quiet Man (1952) John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Dir: John Ford. Republic Pictures, 128 min. P/S


Saturday, December 30: Daytime


6:00AM Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. RKO Radio Pictures, 97 min.

7:45AM Bite the Bullet (1975) Gene Hackman and Candice Bergen. Dir: Richard Brooks. Columbia Pictures, 131 min. P/S

10:00AM East of Eden (1955) James Dean and Julie Harris. Dir: Elia Kazan. Warner Bros., 115 min. P/S

12:00PM Fail-Safe (1964) Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau. Dir: Sidney Lumet. Columbia Pictures, 112 min. P/S

2:00PM Meteor (1979) Sean Connery and Henry Fonda. Dir: Ronald Neame. American International Pictures, 107 min. P/S

4:00PM Goodbye Charlie (1964) Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. 20th Century Fox, 116 min. Exempt Premiere

6:15PM Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) Donald O’Connor and Janet Leigh. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Universal International Pictures, 95 min. Exempt Premiere


Saturday, December 30: Primetime—The Essentials: Fred Astaire at Paramount


8:00PM Funny Face (1957) Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. Dir: Stanley Donen. Paramount Pictures, 103 min. P/S

10:00PM Let’s Dance (1950) Fred Astaire and Betty Hutton. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. Paramount Pictures, 112 min. Premiere #8

12:00AM Blue Skies (1946) Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Dir: Stuart Heisler. Paramount Pictures, 104 min. P/S


Saturday, December 30: Late Night—TCM Underground: The Last of Davis and Crawford


2:00AM Wicked Stepmother (1989) Bette Davis and Barbara Carrera. Dir: Larry Cohen. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 93 min. Premiere #9

4:00AM Trog (1970) Joan Crawford and Michael Gough. Dir: Freddie Francis. Warner Bros., 93 min. P/S


A few notes on my schedule, though most is self-explanatory:


SOTM: Mia Farrow

Spotlight: Sequels

Essential: Funny Face (1957)

Silent Sunday Night: The Crowd (1928)

TCM Import: Cyclo (1995), The Bicycle Thief (1948)

TCM Underground: Wicked Stepmother (1989), Trog (1970)

Programming Challenge #1: President Henry Fonda (Fail Safe [1964] and Meteor [1979])

Programming Challenge #2: The Art of Collaboration: Kaufman and Hart

Programming Challenge #3: LP's Picks (Goodbye Charlie [1964] and Walking My Baby Back Home [1953])

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February 26, 2017 
DAYTIME THEME: Happy Birthday William Frawley! 
6:00am FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK (1941) Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Warner Brothers. 93 mins. (p/s).
7:45am GENTLEMAN JIM (1942) Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers. 104 mins. (p/s).
9:30am THE BRIDE CAME COD (1941) James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin. Dir. William Keighley. Warner Brothers. 94 mins (p/s).
11:15am MY WILD IRISH ROSE (1947) Dennis Morgan, Arlene Dahl, Andrea King. Dir. David Butler. Warner Brothers. 98 mins (p/s).
DAYTIME THEME: Eddie, Bogie and Jimmy 
1:00pm ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (1938) James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 97 mins (p/s).
2:45pm SMART MONEY (1931) Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp. Dir. Alfred E. Green. Warner Brothers. 67 mins. (p/s).
4:00pm KID GALAHAD (1937) Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphery Bogart. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 102 mins (p/s).
5:45pm THE ROARING TWENTIES (1939) James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers. 104 mins (p/s). 
7:30pm RACKETEER RABBIT (1946) Bugs Bunny, Rocky, Hugo. Dir. I. Freleng. Warner Brothers. 8 mins. Short. 
7:45pm BUGS AND THUGS (1954) Bugs Bunny, Rocky, Hugo. Dir. I. Freleng. Warner Brothers. 7 mins. Short. 
PRIMETIME: Directed by George Abbot & Stanley Donen
8:00pm DAMN YANKEES (1958) Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston. Dir. George Abbot & Stanley Donen. Warner Brothers. 110 mins (EXEMPT PREMIERE).
10:00pm THE PAJAMA GAME (1957) Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney. Dir. George Abbot & Stanley Donen. Warner Brothers. 101 mins (PREMIERE #1). 
11:45pm BREAKDOWNS OF 1938 (1938) Warner Brothers. 13 mins. Short. 
12:00am LILAC TIME (1928) Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Burr McIntosh. Dir. George Fitzmaurice. Warner Brothers. 110 mins. (SILENT-EXEMPT)
TCM IMPORTS- British Cinema released by Warner Brothers
2:00am THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE (1953) Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel. Dir. William Keighley. Warner Brothers. 88 mins. (p/s). 
3:30am THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957) Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart. Dir. Terence Fisher. Warner Brothers. 82 mins (p/s).
5:00am HOLLYWOOD MY HOMETOWN (1965) Short. 53 mins. (p/s). 
February 27, 2016 
Daytime Theme: Charlie & Buster
6:00am THE GOLD RUSH (1925) Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Georgia Hale. Dir. Charles Chaplin. United Artists. 95 mins. (p/s).
7:45am THE GENERAL (1927) Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender. Dir. Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman. United Artists. 75 mins. (p/s).
9:00am THE CIRCUS (1928) Charles Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy. Dir. Charles Chaplin. United Arists. 70 mins. (p/s).
10:15am STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. (1928) Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron. Dir. Buster Keaton & Charles Resiner. United Artists. 71 mins. (p/s). 
11:30am LIMELIGHT (1952) Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Buster Keaton. Dir. Charles Chaplin. United Artists. 137 mins. (p/s).
Daytime Theme: An "Affair" to Remember
2:00pm THE MACOMBER AFFAIR (1947) Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett, Robert Preston. Dir. Zoltan Korda. United Artists. 89 mins. (p/s)
3:30pm THE PRIVATE AFFAIRS OF BEL AMI (1947) George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Ann Dvorak. Dir. Albert Lewin. United Artists. 112 mins. (p/s) 
5:30pm THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1968) Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke. Dir. Norman Jewison. United Artists. 102 mins. (p/s)
7:15pm THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TUPPERWARE (1959) 29 mins. Short. 
7:45pm MATCH YOUR MOOD (1968) 7 mins. Short. 
Primetime Theme: Challenge #2 Screenwriting Team
8:00pm THE APARTMENT (1960) Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray. Dir. Billy Wilder. United Artists. 124 mins. (p/s).
10:15pm TRAPEZE (1956) Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida. Dir. Carol Reed. United Artists. 105 mins. (p/s).
12:00am BEAT THE DEVIL (1953) Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida. Dir. John Huston. United Artists. 89 mins. (p/s).
1:30am WEST SIDE STORY (1961) Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno. Dir. Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins. United Artists. 152 mins (p/s).
4:15am THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA (1954) Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien. Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. United Artists. 130 mins. (p/s).
February 28, 2017
Daytime Theme: Musical Westerns
6:00am RHYTHM ON THE RANGE (1936) Bing Crosby, Frances Farmer, Bob Burns. Dir. Norman Taurog. Paramount. 87 mins. (p/s)
7:30am PAINT YOUR WAGON (1969) Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg. Dir. Joshua Logan. Paramount. 154 mins. (p/s)
10:15am RED GARTERS (1954) Rosemary Clooney, Jack Carson, Guy Mitchell. Dir. George Marshall. Paramount. 91 mins. (EXEMPT PREMIERE).
12:00pm BUCK BENNY RIDES AGAIN (1940) Jack Benny, Ellen Drew, Eddie Anderson. Dir. Mark Sandrich. Paramount. 84 mins. (p/s)
Daytime Theme: Starring Miriam Hopkins
1:30pm THE STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE (1933) Miriam Hopkins, Jack La Rue, William Gargan. Dir. Stephen Roberts. Paramount. 70 mins. (p/s)
2:45 pm DESIGN FOR LIVING (1933) Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins. Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. Paramount. 91 mins. (p/s)
4:30pm TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932) Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall. Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. Paramount. 83 mins. (p/s)
6:00pm DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1931) Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart. Dir. Rouben Mamoulian. Paramount. 98 mins. (p/s)
7:45pm HOLLYWOOD ON PARADE NO. B1 (1934) 10 mins. Short.
PRIMETIME: 50th Anniversary of the American Film Institute
8:00pm SUNSET BLVD (1950) William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim. Dir. Billy Wilder. Paramount. 109 mins. (p/s)
10:00pm REAR WINDOW (1954) James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 112 mins. (p/s) 
12:00am DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson. Dir. Billy Wilder. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s).
1:45am A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951) Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters. Dir. George Stevens. Paramount. 118 mins. (p/s).
3:45am SHANE (1953) Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin. Dir. George Stevens. Paramount. 118 mins. (p/s)
5:45am THE GOLDEN YEARS (1960) 15 mins. Short. 
March 1, 2017
Daytime Theme: The Wonderful World of Disney
6:00am THE PARENT TRAP (1961) Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith. Dir. David Swift. Disney. 129 mins. (p/s)
8:15am POLLYANNA (1960) Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan. Dir. David Swift. Disney. 133 mins (p/s). 
10:30am OLD YELLER (1957) Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk. Dir. Robert Stevenson. Disney. 83 mins. (p/s). 
12:00pm SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON (1960) John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur. Dir. Ken Annakin. Disney. 126 mins. (p/s).
2:15pm THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR (1961) Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn. Dir. Robert Stevenson. Disney. 97 mins. (p/s).
4:00pm THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG (1975) Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Bill Bixby. Dir. Norman Tokar. Disney. 100 mins. (p/s). 
5:45pm 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954) Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas. Dir. Richard Fleischer. Disney. 128 mins. (p/s). 
Primetime Theme: Treasures From the Disney Vault
8:00pm VICTORY THROUGH POWER (1943) Alexander de Seversky. Dir. Perce Pearce. Disney. 70 mins. (EXEMPT PREMIERE)
9:15pm DER FUEHRER'S FACE (1943) Donald Duck. Short. Disney. 8 mins. 
9:30pm DONALD GETS DRAFTED (1942) Donald Duck. Short. Disney. 9 mins. 
9:45pm SKY TROOPER (1942) Donald Duck. Short. Disney. 7 mins. 
10:00pm THE NEW SPIRIT (1942) Donald Duck. Short. Disney. 7 mins. 
10:15pm THE SPIRIT OF '43 (1943) Donald Duck. Short. Disney. 6 mins. 
10:30pm SALUDOS AMIGOS (1942) Goofy, Donald Duck, Jose Carioca. 42 mins. (p/s).
11:15pm THE THREE CABALLEROS (1944) Donald Duck, Jose Carioca, Panchito Pistoles. 72 mins. (p/s)
12:30am MAKE MINE MUSIC (1946) Disney. 75 mins. (EXEMPT PREMIERE) 
1:45am FUN AND FANCY FREE (1947) Disney. 73 mins. (EXEMPT PREMIERE)
3:00am MELODY TIME (1948) Disney. 75 mins. (EXEMPT PREMIERE) 
4:15am  MIRACLE OF THE WHITE STALLIONS (1963) Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer, Eddie Albert. Dir. Arthur Hiller. Disney. 93 mins. (EXEMPT PREMIERE) 
March 2, 2017
Daytime Theme: Happy 100th Birthday Desi Arnaz! 
6:00am TOO MANY GIRLS (1940) Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Desi Arnaz. Dir. George Abbot. RKO. 85 mins (p/s).
7:30am FATHER TAKES A WIFE (1941) Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Swanson, Desi Arnaz. Dir. Jack Hively. RKO. 79 mins (p/s). 
9:00am THE NAVY COMES THROUGH (1942) Pat O'Brien, George Murphy, Desi Arnaz. Dir. A. Edward Sutherland. RKO. 80 mins. (p/s).
10:30am FOUR JACKS AND A JILL (1942) Ray Bolger, Anne Shirley, Desi Arnaz. Dir. Jack Hively. RKO. 67 mins (p/s).
11:45am CITIZEN KANE (1941) Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead. Dir. Orson Welles. RKO. 119 mins (p/s). 
1:45pm KING KONG (1933) Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot. Dir. Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack. RKO. 96 mins (p/s). 
3:30pm BRINGING UP BABY (1938) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles. Dir. Howard Hawkes. RKO. 102 mins (p/s)
5:15pm THE EX-MRS. BRADFORD (1936) William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason. Dir. Stephen Roberts. RKO. 80 mins. (p/s). 
6:45pm THE AFFAIRS OF ANNABEL (1938) Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball, Ruth Donnelly. Dir. Benjamin Stoloff. RKO. 68 mins (p/s). 
Primetime: RKO Noir
8:00pm THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946) Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore. Dir. Richard Siodmak. RKO. 83 mins. (p/s).
9:30pm NOTORIOUS (1946) Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. RKO. 101 mins. (p/s). 
11:15pm OUT OF THE PAST (1947) Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. Dir. Jacques Tourneur. RKO. 95 mins. (p/s) 
1:00am THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (1944) Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey. Dir. Fritz Lang. RKO. 99 mins. (p/s).
2:45am ANGEL FACE (1953) Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman. Dir. Otto Preminger. RKO. 91 mins. (p/s)
4:30am ON DANGEROUS GROUND (1952) Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond. Dir. Nicholas Ray. RKO. 81 mins. (p/s).  
March 3, 2017 
Daytime Theme: Featuring Debbie Reynolds... 
6:00am SAY ONE FOR ME (1959) Bing Crosby, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner. Dir. Frank Tashlin. Fox. 120 mins (p/s). 
8:00am THE SECOND TIME AROUND (1961) Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Fox. 99 mins. (p/s).
9:45am GOODBYE CHARLIE (1964) Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Pat Boone. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. Fox. 116 mins. (EXEMPT PREMIERE).
Daytime Theme: Give My Regards To... Vaudeville
11:45am WHEN MY BABY SMILES AT ME (1948) Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Jack Oakie. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox. 98 mins. (EXEMPT PREMIERE). 
1:30pm THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (1954) Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox. 117 mins. (p/s). 
3:30pm POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL (1936) Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart. Dir. Irving Cummings. Fox. 79 mins. (p/s).
5:00pm STAR! (1968) Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig. Dir. Robert Wise. Fox. 175 mins. (p/s) 
Primetime: SOTM Ann-Margret 
8:00pm THE PLEASURE SEEKERS (1964) Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa, Carl Lynley. Dir. Jean Negulesco. Fox. 107 mins (p/s).
10:00pm STAGECOACH (1966) Ann-Margret, Red Buttons, Michael Connors. Dir. Gordon Douglas. Fox. 114 mins (PREMIERE #2). 
12:00am MAGIC (1978) Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith. Dir. Richard Attenbourough. Fox. 107 mins. (PREMIERE #3). 
2:00am MIDDLE AGE CRAZY (1980) Bruce Dern, Ann-Margret, Graham Jarvis. Dir. John Trent. Fox. 95 mins. (PREMIERE #4). 
3:45am I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES (1982) Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff. Dir. Herbert Ross. Fox. 108 mins. (PREMIERE #5). 
5:45am SO YOUR WIFE WANTS TO WORK (1956) 9 mins. Short. 
March 4, 2017
Daytime Theme: "Baby I Don't Care"
6:00am I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE, BABY (1940) Broderick Crawford, Jessie Ralph, Johnny Downs. Dir. Albert S. Rogell. Universal. 61 mins. (p/s)
7:15am YES SIR, THAT'S MY BABY (1949) Donald O'Connor, Gloria DeHaven, Charles Coburn. Dir. George Sherman. Universal. 82 mins. (p/s)
8:45am WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME (1953) Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Universal. 95 mins. (EXEMPT PREMIERE). 
10:30am ROCK, PRETTY BABY (1956) Sal Mineo, John Saxon, Luana Patten. Dir. Richard Bartlett. Universal. 89 mins. (p/s)
Daytime Theme: Starring Deanna Durbin
12:00pm THREE SMART GIRLS (1936) Deanna Durbin, Binnie Barnes, Ray Milland. Dir. Henry Koster. Universal. 84 mins. (p/s)
1:30pm ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL (1937) Deanna Durbin, Adolphe Menjou, Alice Brady. Dir. Henry Koster. Universal. 83 mins. (p/s).
3:00pm LADY ON A TRAIN (1945) Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce. Dir. Charles David. Universal. 94 mins. (p/s).
4:45pm CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY (1944) Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf. Dir. Robert Siodmark. Universal. 92 mins. (PREMIERE #6). 
6:30pm IT STARTED WITH EVE (1941) Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Robert Cummings. Dir. Henry Koster. Universal. 90 mins. (p/s).
8:00pm THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (1967) Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing. Dir. George Roy Hill. Universal. 138 mins. (p/s).
10:30pm WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT FEELING GOOD? (1968) George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Dom DeLuise. Dir. George Seaton. Universal. 94 mins (EXEMPT PREMIERE). 
12:15am CHANGE OF HABIT (1969) Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair. Dir. William A. Graham. Universal. 93 mins. (p/s). 
UNDERGROUND- Starring John Agar
2:00am TARANTULA (1955) John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll. Dir. Jack Arnold. Universal. 81 mins. (p/s)
3:30am THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956) John Agar, Hugh Beaumont, Cynthia Patrick. Dir. Virgil W. Vogel. Universal. 77 mins. (p/s)
5:00am HOLLYWOOD WITHOUT MAKEUP (1966) Ken Murray. 50 mins. (p/s)

Premiere #34- "Special Challenges" 


Week of February 26, 2017 - March 4, 2017


SOTM: Ann-Margret


The Essential: Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)


Spotlight: 50th Anniversary of the American Film Institute


Silent Sunday: Lilac Time (1928) 


TCM Imports: The Master of Ballantrae (1953); The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)


TCM Underground: Tarantula (1955) ; The Mole People (1956)


Programming Challenge #1- Candidate


President Orson Welles (Citizen Kane), Vice President William Powell (The Ex-Mrs. Bradford), Secretary of Homeland Security King Kong (King Kong), Secretary of Interior Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby), and White House Press Secretary Jack Oakie (The Affairs of Annabel).


Programming Challenge #2- Art of Collaboration


Billy Wilder (The Apartment), Ben Hecht (Trapeze), John Huston (Beat the Devil), Ernest Lehman (West Side Story), Joseph Mankiewicz (The Barefoot Contessa). 


Programming Challenge #3- LP's Picks


Damn Yankees (1957), Red Garters (1954), Goodbye Charlie (1964), When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948), Walking My Baby Back Home (1953), What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) 


Programming Challenge #4- Treasures of the Disney Vault


Programming Challenge #5- Theme Week-- Studios! 


TCM Premieres: 


The Pajama Game (1957)

Stagecoach (1966)

Magic (1978)

Middle Age Crazy (1980)

I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)

Christmas Holiday (1944)


By Decade: 










Sunday, we're starting with a birthday salute to the irascible William "Fred Mertz" Frawley, who before he reached television stardom on I Love Lucy had actually built a decent career as a character actor.  He appeared with some of Hollywood's top stars like Errol Flynn, Bette Davis and James Cagney.  In the afternoon,  we're saluting Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Cagney--three actors who built their careers on playing someone from the underworld of society--the gangster.  In the evening, we have two premieres-- Damn Yankees and The Pajama Gametwo wonderful musicals directed by George Abbot and Stanley Donen! Next, we're viewing the Sunday Silent Night feature, Lilac Time.  Then we're showcasing two British films: The Master of Ballantrae and The Curse of Frankenstein. 


On Monday we're showcasing silent screen giants Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton in some of their best known films.  This feature culminates with Limelight, the only film where Chaplin and Keaton appeared together.  In the late afternoon, it's an "affair to remember" with a triple feature of affairs.  In the evening, we're showcasing a septet of films who all feature a prolific screenwriter.  Imagine the film the five of them could create if egos don't clash! 


On Tuesday, we're showcasing musical westerns including the often panned Paint Your Wagon.  Who doesn't love The Simpsons rendition of "Paint Your Wagon" ?  "...gonna paint our wagon, gonna paint it good. We a'int braggin,' We're gonna coat that wood!"... This series includes the premiere of Red Garters.  In the afternoon, we're saluting that queen of the pre-code, Miriam Hopkins.  In the evening, we're featuring our weekly spotlight: The 50th Anniversary of the American Film Institute.  This evening we're showing five of Paramount Pictures' films that ranked on AFI's list of the Top 100 films.  


On Wednesday, we're doing an all-day salute to Disney Studios.  The daytime part of our schedule features some of Disney's most well known and beloved live action films.  In the evening, we're looking at Disney during WWII.  In the first half of our series, we're looking at propaganda cartoons that Disney produced during WWII.  We're starting the series off with a documentary film that Walt Disney produced called Victory Through Air Power.  It was made after he read a book by the same name and was inspired by its message and decided to make a film about it.  After this documentary, we are airing a series of cartoons starring Donald Duck.  These cartoons depict Donald as a soldier and assisting with the wartime effort on the homefront.  If you only watch one of these cartoons, watch Der Fuerher's Face, it depicts Donald Duck having a bad dream where he becomes a Nazi.  Seeing Donald Duck give the Hitler salute is a very disconcerting image.  Later, we air a series of package films that Disney produced during the war due to many of their animators being on the front lines and Disney studios not having enough employees to work on a feature length film.  Instead, they took cartoons that they had produced and made five packaged films featuring a series of cartoons.  Finally, we're ending the evening with Miracle of the White Stallionsa 1963 film that depicts a family's efforts to get their beloved stock of stallions out of Vienna before the Soviets reach their land.  The family is worried that the starving Soviets will want to eat their horses.  


On Thursday, we're celebrating Desi Arnaz' 100th birthday.  In addition to starring as Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy, he was also a television visionary.  Not only did he help pioneer the 3 camera process to film his television show, he also invented the re-run.  In the afternoon, it's a series of films featuring my ideal candidates for political office: Orson Welles, King Kong, Cary Grant, William Powell and Jack Oakie.  In the evening, we are showcasing RKO's film noir output, which includes the classic noir, Out of the Past.  


On Friday, we're saluting Debbie Reynolds and the films she made at Fox.  This includes the premiere of Goodbye Charlie.  In the afternoon, we're looking at films featuring vaudevillians and ex-vaudevillians and later we're featuring our Star of the Month. This evening features four, count 'em four, TCM premieres--all featuring the beautiful Swedish-American bombshell, Ann-Margret or Ann-Margrock as I prefer to call her.  


On Saturday, we're saluting "Baby" movies that don't necessarily feature tiny people.  Among this series of films, there is a Donald O'Connor double feature! In the afternoon, we're featuring Universal's biggest star-- Deanna Durbin.  This evening, it's our essential, Thoroughly Modern Millie featuring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore.  MTM will be featured in two more films after this one, including the premiere of What's So Bad About Feeling Good?.  In our Underground feature, it'll be the king of the B Sci-Fi flick, the ex-Mr. Shirley Temple himself, John Agar.

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Azure's Schedule


(Week of January 15-21, 2017)



Sunday, January 15, 2017



[Daytime Theme - Make 'Em Laugh! - Comedy Duos & Trios]


6:00 AM  The Three Musketeers (1939) Don Ameche & The Ritz Brothers, Dir: Allan Dwan, Fox, 73 min. (*Premiere*)


7:20 AM  SHORT: Hotel Anchovy (1934) The Ritz Brothers, Dir: Al Christie, Educational Films Corporation, 18 min.


7:45 AM  The Nitwits (1935) Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey & Betty Grable, Dir: George Stevens, RKO, 81 min. (p/s)


9:15 AM  Reducing (1931) Marie Dressler & Polly Moran, Dir: Charles Reisner, MGM, 77 min. (p/s)


10:45 AM  Six of a Kind (1934) Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland & W.C. Fields (with George Burns & Gracie Allen), Dir: Leo McCarey, Paramount, 62 min. (*Premiere*)


11:50 AM  SHORT: Lambchops (1929) George Burns & Gracie Allen, Dir: Murray Roth, Warner Bros., 8 min.


12:00 PM  The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, Dir: James Parrott, Hal Roach Studios, 30 min. (p/s)


12:30 PM  The Music Box (1932) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, Dir: James Parrott, Hal Roach Studios, 29 min, (p/s)


1:00 PM  Who Done It? (1942) Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dir: Erle C. Kenton, Universal, 77 min. (p/s)


2:30 PM  You're Never Too Young (1955) Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dir: Norman Taurog, Paramount, 102 min, (p/s)


4:15 PM  Road to Morocco (1942) Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Dir: David Butler, Paramount, 82 min., (p/s)


5:45 PM - At the Circus (1939) The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Dir: Edward Buzzell, MGM, 87 min. (p/s)


7:15 PM  SHORT: Bargain of the Century (1933) Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts, Dir: Charley Chase, Hal Roach Studios, 20 min.


7:40 PM  SHORT: Violent is the Word for Curly (1938) The Three Stooges, Dir: Charley Chase, Columbia, 18 min.




[Primetime Theme - Silence is Golden - Silent Comedies]


 8:00 PM  Her Wild Oat (1927) Colleen Moore, Larry Kent, Dir: Marshall Neilan, First National Pictures, 70 min. (*Premiere*)


 9:15 PM  Mantrap (1926) Clara Bow, Ernest Torrence, Dir: Victor Fleming, Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, 86 min. (*Premiere*)


10:45 PM -The Gold Rush (1925) Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Dir: Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin Productions, 95 min. (p/s)


[silent Sunday Night]

12:30 AM  The Freshman (1925) Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Dir: Fred C. Newmeyer, The Harold Lloyd Corporation, 76 min. (p/s) 


1:46 AM  SHORT: The City Slicker (1918) Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Dir: Gilbert Pratt, Rolin Films, 12 min.


[TCM Imports]

2:00 AM  The Oyster Princess (Die Austernprinzessin) (1919) Victor Janson, Ossi Oswalda, Dir: Ernst Lubitsch, Projektions-AG Union, 58 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)


3:00 AM  Sherlock Jr. (1924) Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Dir. Buster Keaton, Buster Keaton Productions, 45 min. (p/s)


3:45 AM  SHORT: The Scarecrow (1920) Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Dir: Buster Keaton & Edward F. Cline, Joseph M. Schenck Productions, 20 min.


4:15 AM  Enchantment (1921) Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, Dir: Robert G. Vignola, Cosmopolitan Productions, 90 min. (p/s)


5:45 AM  SHORT: Mabel's Wilful Way (1915) Mabel Normand, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Dir: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Keystone Film Company, 11 min.






Monday, January 16, 2017



[Daytime Theme -- Musical Monday]


6:00 AM  Mad About Music (1938) Deanna Durbin, Herbert Marshall, Dir: Norman Taurog, Universal, 100 min. (*Premiere*)


7:45 AM  What's Cookin'? (1942) The Andrews Sisters, Jane Frazee (with Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan), Dir: Edward F. Cline, Universal, 69 min. (*Premiere*)


9:00 AM  Easter Parade (1948) Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Dir: Charles Walters, MGM, 108 min. (p/s)


11:00 AM  Calamity Jane (1953) Doris Day, Howard Keel, Dir: David Butler, Warner Bros., 101 min. (p/s)


12:41 PM  SHORT: Sing, Bing, Sing (1933) Bing Crosby, Florine McKinney, Dir: Babe Stafford, Mack Sennett Comedies, 19 min.



[Challenge #3 - LP's Most Wanted Musicals]


1:00 PM  Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, Dir: Lloyd Bacon, Universal, 94 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)


2:45 PM  Red Garters (1954) Jack Carson, Rosemary Clooney, Dir: George Marshall, Paramount, 91 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)


4:16 PM  SHORT: Every Sunday (1936) Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, Dir: Felix E. Feist, MGM, 11 min. (p/s)


4:30 PM  Damn Yankees (1958) Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Dir: George Abbott & Stanley Donen, Warner Bros., 111 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)


6:30 PM  The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Dir: George Seaton, Fox, 85 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)






[Primetime Theme -- Bob's Picks]


8:00 PM  Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942) Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Dir: John Cromwell, Fox, 98 min. (p/s)


9:45 PM  The House on 92nd Street (1945) William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Dir: Henry Hathaway, Fox, 88 min. (p/s)


11:15 PM  Cluny Brown (1946) Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Dir: Ernst Lubitsch, Fox, 100 min. (p/s)


1:00 AM  The Wrong Box (1966) John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Dir: Bryan Forbes, Salamander Film Productions, 107 min. (p/s)


3:00 AM  Slightly Dangerous (1943) Lana Turner, Robert Young, Dir: Wesley Ruggles, MGM, 94 min., (p/s)


4:45 AM  My Name is Julia Ross (1945) Nina Foch, Dame May Whitty, Dir: Joseph H. Lewis, Columbia, 65 min. (p/s)






Tuesday, January 17, 2017



[Theme - 24-hour Tribute to James Wong Howe]


6:00 AM  Peter Pan (1924) Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, Dir: Herbert Brenon, Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, 105 min. (*Premiere*)


7:45 AM -The Thin Man (1934) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Dir: W.S. Van Dyke, MGM, 93 min. (p/s)


9:30 AM -The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Dir: John Cromwell, Selznick International Pictures, 101 min., (p/s)


11:15 AM  Kings Row (1942) Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Dir: Sam Wood, Warner Bros., 127 min. (p/s)


1:30 PM  Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Dir: Michael Curtiz, Warner Bros., 126 min. (p/s)


3:45 PM -Body and Soul (1947) John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Dir: Robert Rossen, Enterprise Productions, 104 min. (p/s)


5:30 PM  Picnic (1955) William Holden, Kim Novak, Dir: Joshua Logan, Columbia, 115 min., (p/s)


7:30 PM  SHORT: James Wong Howe, ASC: A Lesson in Light (1973), D: Arthur Kaye, 22 min.




8:00 PM The Rose Tattoo (1955) Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Dir: Daniel Mann, Hal Wallis Productions, 117 min. (p/s)


10:00 PM  The Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Dir: Alexander Mackendrick, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions, 96 min., (p/s)


11:45 PM  Bell, Book and Candle (1958) James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon,  Dir: Richard Quine, Phoenix Productions, 106 min. (p/s)


1:30 AM  Hud (1963) Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Dir: Martin Ritt, Paramount, 112 min. (p/s)


3:30 AM  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968) Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, D: Robert Ellis Miller, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 123 min. (p/s)


5:33 AM  SHORT: Lumiere's First Picture Shows (1895-1897) (2013), Film Preservation Associates, 27 min. (p/s)





Wednesday, January 18, 2017



[Daytime Theme -- Happy Birthday, Danny Kaye!]


6:00 AM  Up in Arms (1944) Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore, Dana Andrews, Dir: Elliott Nugent, Samuel Goldwyn Productions, 106 min. (p/s)


8:00 AM  Wonder Man (1945) Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Dir: H. Bruce Humberstone, Samuel Goldwyn Productions, 98 min. (p/s)


9:45 AM  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Dir: Norman Z. McLeod, Samuel Goldwyn Productions, 110 min., (p/s)


11:45 AM  On The Riviera (1951) Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Dir: Walter Lang, Fox, 90 min. (p/s)


1:15 PM  Hans Christian Andersen (1952) Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, D: Charles Vidor, Samuel Goldwyn Productions, 120 min. (p/s)


3:15 PM  Knock on Wood (1954) Danny Kaye, Mai Zetterling, Dir: Melvin Frank & Norman Panama, Dena Productions/Paramount, 103 min., (*Premiere*)


5:00 PM  The Court Jester (1955) Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Dir: Melvin Frank & Norman Panama, Dena Productions/Paramount, 101 min., (p/s)


6:45 PM  SHORT: Dime a Dance (1937) Imogene Coca, Danny Kaye, June Allyson, Dir: Educational Films Corporation, 18 min.


7:05 PM  SHORT: Getting an Eyeful (1938) Charles Kemper, Danny Kaye, Sally Starr, Dir: William Watson, Educational Films Corporation, 17 min.


7:25 PM  SHORT: Cupid Takes a Holiday (1938) Danny Kaye, Douglas Leavitt, Estelle Jayne, Dir: William Watson, Educational Films Corporation, 15 min.


7:40 PM  SHORT: Money on Your Life (1938) Charles Kemper, Danny Kaye, Harry Gribbon, Dir: William Watson, Educational Films Corporation, 18 min.




[Primetime - SOTM - The Brunette Beauties of Hollywood]


8:00 PM  The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Fox, 104 min. (p/s)


9:45 PM  Carmen Jones (1954) Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Dir: Otto Preminger, Carlyle Productions/Fox, 105 min. (p/s)


11:30 PM - The Man I Married (1940) Joan Bennett, Francis Lederer, Dir: Irving Pichel, Fox, 77 min. (p/s)


1:00 AM  Flower Drum Song (1961) Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Miyoshi Umeki, Dir: Henry Koster, Universal International, 132 min. (p/s)


3:15 AM  Footsteps in the Fog (1955) Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Dir: Arthur Lubin, Frankovich Productions, 90 min. (p/s)


4:45 AM  Jewel Robbery (1932) Kay Francis, William Powell, Dir: William Dieterle, Warner Bros., 70 min. (p/s)






Thursday, January 19, 2017



[Daytime Theme -- Challenge #2 -The Art of Collaboration - Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett]


6:00 AM The Lost Weekend (1945) Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount, 99 min. (p/s)


7:45 AM  The Major and the Minor (1942) Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount, 100 min. (p/s)


9:30 AM  Five Graves to Cairo (1943) Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount, 96 min. (p/s)


11:15 AM  Ninotchka (1939) Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Dir: Ernst Lubitsch, MGM, 110 min. (p/s)


1:15 PM  Hold Back the Dawn (1941) Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Dir: Mitchell Leisen, Paramount, 116 min. (p/s)


3:15 PM  Midnight (1939) Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dir: Mitchell Leisen, Paramount, 94 min. (p/s)


5:00 PM  Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount, 110 min. (p/s)


7:00 PM  Hollywood without Makeup (1963) Dir: Rudy Behlmer, Loring d'Usseau & Ken Murray, 50 min. (p/s)




[Primetime Theme - Challenge #4 - Treasures from the Disney Vault]


8:00 PM  The Moon-Spinners (1964) Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Pola Negri, Dir: James Neilson. Walt Disney Productions, 118 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)


10:00 PM  Candleshoe (1977) Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes, Dir: Norman Tokar,  Walt Disney Productions, 101 min. (p/s)


11:45 PM - Classic Disney Cartoons


- Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Mickey Mouse, Dir: David Hand, Walt Disney Productions, 9 min.

- Mickey's Trailer (1938), Mickey, Donald, & Goofy, Dir: Ben Sharpsteen, Walt Disney Productions, 8 min.

- Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip (1940), Mickey Mouse & Pluto, Dir: Clyde Geronimi, Walt Disney Productions, 8 min.

- How to Swim (1942), Goofy, Dir: Jack Kinney, Walt Disney Productions, 8 min.

- Donald's Off Day (1944), Donald Duck, Dir: Jack Hannah, Walt Disney Productions, 8 min.


12:30 AM  It All Started with a Mouse: The Disney Story (1989), Dir: Alan Benson, Walt Disney Productions, 60 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)


1:30 AM -Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, "Music for Everybody" (1966), Dir: Hamilton Luske, Walt Disney Productions, 60 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)


2:30 AM  The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) Bill Bixby, Susan Clark (with Don Knotts & Tim Conway) Dir: Norman Tokar, Walt Disney Productions, 100 min. (p/s)


4:15 AM  Never A Dull Moment (1968) Dick Van Dyke, Edward G. Robinson, Dir: Jerry Paris, Walt Disney Productions, 99 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)






Friday, January 20, 2017



[Daytime Theme -- Challenge #1 - Choose Your Candidate -- Claudette Colbert for President!!]


6:00 AM  Torch Singer (1933) Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, Dir: Alexander Hall & George Somnes, Paramount, 71 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)


7:15 AM  The Gilded Lily (1935) Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Dir: Wesley Ruggles, Paramount, 80 min. (*Exempt Premiere*)


8:45 AM  Tovarich (1937) Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Dir: Anatole Litvak, Warner Bros., 98 min. (p/s)


10:30 AM  Remember the Day (1941) Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Dir: Henry King, Fox, 86 min. (p/s)


12:00 PM  Since You Went Away (1944) Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple, Dir: John Cromwell, Vanguard Films/Selznick International, 172 min., (p/s)


3:00 PM  The Egg and I (1947) Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Dir: Chester Erskine, Universal International, 108 min. (p/s)


5:00 PM  Three Came Home (1950) Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Dir: Jean Negulesco, Fox, 106 min. (p/s)


6:45 PM  SHORT: How to Vote (1936) Robert Benchley, Dir: Felix E. Feist, MGM, 10 min


7:00 PM  Hollywood, My Hometown (1965) Ken Murray, Dir: William Martin, Filmaster, 54 min. (p/s)




[Primetime -- Friday Night Spotlight -- The Golden Girls of Hollywood -- Guest Host: Sophia Petrillo]


8:00 PM  Murder, She Said (1961) Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Dir: George P-ollock, MGM, 87 min. (p/s)


9:30 PM  Granny Get Your Gun (1940) May Robson, Harry Davenport, Dir: George Amy, Warner Bros., 56 min. (p/s)


10:30 PM  The Penguin Pool Murder (1932) Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Dir: George Archainbaud, RKO, 70 min. (p/s)


11:45 PM  Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950) Marjorie Main, James Whitmore, Dir: Norman Taurog, MGM, 69 min. (p/s)


1:00 AM  SHORT: The Stolen Jools (1931) Norma Shearer, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dir: William C. McGann, The Masquers Club of Hollywood, 20 min.


1:30 AM The Mating Season (1951) Gene Tierney, John Lund, Thelma Ritter, Dir: Mitchell Leisen, Paramount, 101 min. (p/s)


3:15 AM  Prosperity (1932) Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Dir: Sam Wood, MGM, 87 min. (p/s)


4:45 AM  Marry the Girl (1937) Mary Boland, Frank McHugh, Hugh Herbert, Dir: William C. McGann, Warner Bros., 68 min. (p/s)







Saturday, January 21, 2017



[Daytime Theme: Drop That Name!]



(Vincente Minnelli and Arthur Freed)

6:00 AM - Bells Are Ringing (1960) Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Dir: Vincente Minnelli, MGM, 126 min., (p/s)


(Lucille Ball and Gene Kelly)

8:15 AM - Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Dir: Roy Del Ruth, MGM, 96 min. (p/s)


(Vivien Leigh and Raymond Massey)

10:00 AM  Fire Over England (1937) Flora Robson, Raymond Massey, Dir: William K. Howard, London Film Productions, 92 min., (p/s)


(Doris Day and Oscar Levant)

11:45 AM  Romance on the High Seas (1948) Doris Day, Jack Carson, Dir: Michael Curtiz, Warner Bros., 99 min. (p/s)


(Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly)

1:30 PM  High Society (1956) Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Dir: Charles Walters, MGM, 111 min. (p/s)


(Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell)

3:30 PM  His Girl Friday (1940) Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Dir: Howard Hawks, Columbia, 92 min. (p/s)


(Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, & Rory Calhoun)

5:15 PM  How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, Dir: Jean Negulesco, Fox, 95 min. (p/s)


(.......and Rin Tin Tin)

7:00 PM  Death Goes North (1937) Edgar Edwards, Sheila Bromley, Dir: Frank McDonald, Central Films, 56 min. (*Premiere*)




[Primetime - The Essentials]


8:00 PM  Double Indemnity (1944) Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson, Dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount, 107 min., (p/s)


10:00 PM  The Stranger (1946) Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles, Dir: Orson Welles, International Pictures, 95 min. (p/s)


11:45 PM  The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Dir: Robert Siodmak, Hal Wallis Productions, 100 min., (p/s)


1:15 AM  Pushover (1954) Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak, Dir: Richard Quine, Columbia, 88 min., (p/s)


[TCM Underground]

2:45 AM  Freaks (1932) Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Dir: Tod Browning, MGM, 64 min. (p/s)


4:00 AM  Carnival of Souls (1962) Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Dir: Herk Harvey, Harcourt Productions, 78 min. (p/s)


5:20 AM  SHORT: The Tell-Tale Heart (1953) Dir: Ted Parmalee, UPA, 8 min.


5:30 AM  SHORT: They're Always Caught (1938), Dir: Harold S. Bucquet, MGM, 22 min.


Azure's Notes



(Week of January 15-21, 2017)



Stars of the Month The Brunette Beauties of Hollywood (pre-1970)

Silent Sunday Night:  The Freshman (1925) (and other silent films)

TCM Imports:  The Oyster Princess (Die Austernprinzessin) (1919)

Friday Night Spotlight:  The Golden Girls of Hollywood (pre-1970)

The EssentialsDouble Indemnity (1944)

TCM Underground: Freaks (1932), Carnival of Souls (1962)



Challenge #1 - (Your Candidate) - Claudette Colbert

Challenge #2 - (The Art of Collaboration) - Billy Wilder & Charles Brackett

Challenge #3 - (LP's Most Wanted) - Walking My Baby Back Home (1953), Red Garters (1954), Damn Yankees (1958), The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)


Challenge #4 - Treasures from the Disney Vault





The Three Musketeers (1939)

Six of a Kind (1934)

Her Wild Oat (1927)

Mantrap (1926)

Mad About Music (1938)

What's Cookin'? (1942)

Peter Pan (1924)

Knock on Wood (1954)

Death Goes North (1937)






The Oyster Princess (1919)

Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)

Red Garters (1954)

Damn Yankees (1958)

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)

Torch Singer (1933)

The Gilded Lily (1935)

The Moon-Spinners (1964)

Never a Dull Moment (1968)

It All Started with a Mouse: The Disney Story (1989)

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, "Music for Everybody" (1966)






1910s - 1

1920s - 8

1930s - 24

1940s - 30

1950s - 23

1960s - 12

1970s - 2

1980s - 1

1990s - 0

2000s - 0

2010s - 0





Sunday is "Fun Day" on TCM!  I'm saluting comic actors and actresses with a 24-hour marathon of comedy films. The daytime is devoted to the films of comedy duos and trios, and the evening is devoted to comic actors/actresses of the silent era. The highlights of the daytime lineup are the premieres of The Three Musketeers (1939) (with the Ritz Brothers) and Six of a Kind (with George Burns and Gracie Allen).  We kick off the marathon of silents with 2 premieres - Her Wild Oat (with Colleen Moore) and Mantrap (with Clara Bow).  Occupying the usual time slot for "Silent Sunday Night" is my main man Harold Lloyd.  I picked one of my favorite Harold Lloyd films, The Freshman, which is followed by one of my favorite short films, The City Slicker.  For TCM Imports, I picked The Oyster Princess (Die Austernprinzessin), which is one of Ernst Lubitsch's best silent comedies.




It's all about musicals on Monday morning/afternoon.  We start the day off with the premieres of my own most-wanted musicals (Mad About Music and What's Cookin'?), followed by a couple of musical films starring my favorite musical stars -- Judy Garland and Doris Day.  After that, we have mini-marathon of LonesomePolecat's most-wanted musicals and a Betty Grable film. (Challenge #3). 


In the evening, I'm paying tribute to TCM host Robert Osborne with an evening full of "Bob's Picks".  I've been introduced to several great films after watching "Bob's Picks", so this is my way of saying "Thank you" to Mr. Osborne. Like many of you, I really miss him and I hope that we'll see him back on TCM again soon. 




On Tuesday, I'm saluting legendary cinematographer James Wong Howe with a 24-hour marathon of films that he has worked on.  The "master of lights" started his career during the silent era and worked steadily into the mid-1970s.  We start the day off with the premiere of one of his silent films, Peter Pan (1924), followed by a lineup of other noteworthy films.  James Wong Howe won Academy Awards for The Rose Tattoo and Hud, both of which are included in the lineup. 




On Wednesday morning/afternoon, I'm celebrating Danny Kaye's birthday with a marathon of his films.  One of the highlights of the day is the premiere of Knock on Wood.  The birthday tribute is topped off with 4 short films that Danny Kaye made in the 1930s. 


The evening is devoted to the Stars of the Month -- the brunette beauties of Hollywood (pre-1970).  A few years ago, TCM had a "Battle of the Blondes" theme for the SOTM, so I decided that it was time for the brunettes to have their turn.  There's no "battle" this time around -- just an evening featuring the ravishing, raven-haired leading ladies of Hollywood's Golden Age.  For Week 3 of the SOTM for January, I'm honoring Gene Tierney, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Bennett, Nancy Kwan, Jean Simmons and Kay Francis. 




The daytime lineup for Thursday features the films of screenwriting duo Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett (Challenge #2).  This legendary duo wrote some of the best-known and best-loved classic films. 


Thursday evening is a night of Treasures from the Disney Vault (Challenge #4).  The lineup of films includes the premieres of The Moon-Spinners and Never a Dull Moment (1968), along with classic Disney cartoons, a Disney documentary and an episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.  The first Disney cartoon, Mickey's Polo Team, is a little gem that classic film fans would get a kick out of.  The animated versions of several classic movie stars appear in this film, including Harpo Marx, Charlie Chaplin and Shirley Temple. 




Friday, January 20th, is Inauguration Day, so I thought that would be a good day to feature my presidential candidate -- Claudette Colbert. (Challenge #1)  To be honest, I originally intended her to be the Star of the Month.  However, as I looked at her list of films, I kept thinking that she would make a great presidential candidate.  In many of her films, she has exhibited the qualities of an ideal candidate -- leadership, inner strength, intelligence, dignity, class, wit and charm. 


For the Friday Night Spotlight, I'm paying tribute to the "Golden Girls" of Hollywood (pre-1970).  The "Golden Girls" are all the beloved, scene-stealing character actresses who were 50 years old or older.  The guest host for each the Spotlight nights would be one of the 4 main characters from the 80s TV show The Golden Girls.  The guest host for Week 3 is Sophia Petrillo (aka Estelle Getty).  (It cracks me up to think of Sophia as a guest host, wisecracking her way through the night in all her straw-purse-toting glory.) This particular Spotlight night features character actresses in starring roles.  The first 4 films are all mystery/comedy-drama films, which are followed by 3 more comedies.  For Week 3 of the Friday Night Spotlight, I'm honoring Margaret Rutherford, May Robson, Edna May Oliver, Marjorie Main, Thelma Ritter, Marie Dressler and Mary Boland. 


(Note: In the films featured on the Spotlight night, each actress was at least 50 years old at the time the movie was made, except for Edna May Oliver and Thelma Ritter.  They were only 49 at the time their movies were made, but hey, that's close enough!)




It has often been said that some people in the entertainment industry enjoy name-dropping.  Betty Comden and Adolph Green (and Jule Styne) even wrote a song about it for the Broadway musical Bells Are Ringing, which was later made into a film.  The name of the song is titled "Drop That Name" (very appropriate).  On Saturday morning/afternoon, I'm honoring several of the people who were mentioned in the film version of the song.  In order to get in as many as I could, I decided to pick films that featured at least two of the people mentioned in the song.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the "Drop that Name" song, here's a video clip.  (Sorry, but the video quality isn't the greatest.)






For The Essentials, I picked a film that is considered to be one of the best film noirs (if not THE best) -- Double Indemnity.  It also happens to be one of my favorite films.  The film is followed by film noirs starring each of the 3 main actors in Double Indemnity - Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray.  For TCM Underground, it's all about creepy carnivals -- Freaks and Carnival of Souls (1962).

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This is the voting thread for the TCM Programming Challenge #34. Peruse the schedules and pick your favorite. You can PM me or just post your vote here. Only one vote per person.


The winner hosts the next challenge and gloats for a while.


These schedules take a LOT of effort, so the writers of the schedules also appreciate all the nice comments you got


VOTING ENDS Wednesday November 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Time

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I am sorry to say that I must ask that my schedule be excluded from the voting. My anticipated schedule for many months to come would make hosting a TCM Programming Challenge very difficult. To be excluded from the voting will save me some embarrassment also as this schedule was done hurriedly and so is not the best.


I have scanned quickly the other schedules and have come to the conclusion that it will be very difficult to select one! They are all quite excellent and and each has some very wonderful aspects. It may require days of consideration to make a selection. 

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This was a tough, tough choice.


Speedracer 5

I thought your use of "studios" as the thread which went through the whole week was brilliant.  Right up there in the: "Hmm, wish I had thought of that idea" category. Also loved your BD salutes to William Frawley and Desi Arnaz.  RKO noir was fun and your choice of John Agar for your TCM Underground Leading Man was inspired.  I only wish you would have had time to include my personal John Agar favorite:  "The Brain From Planet Arous."  When the superior brain opts to go into the dog's body instead of John Agar's, well, you know that was a really, really intelligent species.



Your schedules are always so clever and your use of funny "Days" was great.  Who knew that "Hairball Awareness Day" even existed but, thanks to you, we all do now.  Some of my favorite days were:  Telegraph Day, Talk Like Shakespeare Days and Marconi's BD. Great job, as always.


Barton Keyes

At last, an inspired take on December movies!  Loved Christmas with Bob & Bing (But Not Together) along with Edmund Gwenn. Sydney Greenstreet more than deserves a birthday salute and I really liked your SOTM selection, Mia Farrow.  Finally, your TCM Underground selections "The Last Days of Davis & Crawford" was grand.  Glad to see you back doing a schedule!



Your Sunday line-up --  "Make 'Em Laugh/Silence is Golden"  --  was wonderful.  Also loved your salutes to James Wong Howe, Wilder & Brackett and Brunette Beauties.  Your spotlight "Golden Girls of Hollywood" was super and my favorite part of your schedule.  I love the work of those "old ladies" and they deserve to be in the spotlight!


All super schedules but my vote goes to Azure for a schedule that was extremely clever and one that I very much would like to see on TCM!



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Lydecker --  I appreciate your kind words.  Your schedule was excellent, too.  You came up with a lot of clever ideas, but I'll just mention a few of my favorites.  I love how you used quotes to show the different themes for your schedule.  My favorite one is for the Beautiful Monsters theme -- "She looks like a cross between Lucrezia Borgia and Peg O' My Heart".  LOL!!  I also loved the Seven Dwarfs-themed films.  My #1 favorite thing on your schedule is your choice for president -- Edna May Oliver.  I would definitely vote for her! 


I wholeheartedly agree with Lydecker's comments about the other schedules.  So many great ideas!  In addition to what has already been said, I'd like to say....


Speedracer -- I loved your 24-hour Disney day.  I wish I had thought of that!  There were so many of my favorite Disney films on your list.  I enjoyed seeing all the WW2 Donald Duck cartoons on your Treasures from the Disney Vault schedule. 


Barton Keyes -- I'm glad that you chose to do the "Disney Vault" challenge as well.  Great film choices!  I really appreciate the fact that you included the documentary about the two legendary Disney animators, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. 


SansFin -- I loved that you chose Lee Tracy as the SOTM and that you honored the brilliant team of Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.  (I'm sorry to hear that you had to withdraw your schedule.  You had a lot of great theme ideas!)




I voted by PM a couple of days ago.  Good luck, everyone!

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And the winner is........






Thanks for all who voted and a big thank you to all of our participants. It has been SO fun to see what you guys come up with, especially your candidates. I hope TCM copies your ideas.


Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!



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By voting for Lydecker's schedule, you have also elected his cabinet:


President Edna May Oliver



VP Martin Sheen



Sec. of State Walter Pidgeon



Sec. of Defense Carrie Fisher



1:15 PM The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher. Dir:  Irvin Kershner. 20th Century Fox, 124 min. Challenge Exempt

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Holy heck!!  Thanks so much for your support and thanks to Edna May, Martin Sheen, etc. for being such great candidates.  I'll start thinking of possible challenge ideas, etc. and dates.  I'm thinking, no earlier than February, 2017, since we'd all like to get through the holidays.


Again, thanks to everyone and a special thanks to Lonesome Polecat for being such a great moderator.



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