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TCM Programming Challenge #38: Vacation Time! - Voting Thread

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Welcome to the TCM Programming Challenge #38 voting thread. We had six outstanding submissions this time around! So, please look over the following schedules and pick your favorite. Then you can either post your vote in this thread, or send me a PM with your choice. Voting opens now, and will conclude at midnight on Friday, March 9th. The winner will be given the honor of hosting Challenge #39. Good luck to all the participants!

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Schedule for January 20-26, 2019

Star of the Month: Eve Arden

TCM Spotlight: The Weepies: A History of Women's Pictures

The Essentials: High Sierra (1941)

Guest Programmer/Traveling Companion: Mame Dennis, as portrayed by Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame (1958)

Silent Sunday: The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)

TCM Imports: La Strada (1954)/Nights of Cabiria (1957)

TCM Underground: Mulholland Drive (2001)

1. Lydia Bailey (1952)
2. Louisa (1950)
3. No Room for the Groom (1952)
4. Ramona (1936)
5. Little Old New York (1940)
6. Jennie Gerhardt (1933)
7. Death of a Salesman (1951)
8. The Blue Veil (1951)

Exempt Premieres:
1. Miss Potter (2006)
2. About Time (2013)
3. Mulholland Drive(2001)

Decade Breakdown:

1920s: 2

1930s: 21

1940s: 32

1950s: 22

1960s: 5

1970s: 5

1980s: 3

1990s: 1

2000s: 2

2010s: 1

Sunday, January 20,2019

Directed by Jean Negulesco

6:00 AM Johnny Belinda (1948) Jane Wyman & Lew Ayres D:Jean Negulesco WB 103 min.
7:45 AM Lydia Bailey (1952) Dale Robertson & Anne Francis D: Jean Negulesco 20th Century Fox 89 min. Premiere #1
9:15 AM Scandal at Scourie (1953) Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon D:Jean Negulesco MGM 90 min.
10:45 AM Deep Valley (1947) Ida Lupino & Dane Clark D:Jean Negulesco WB 104 min.
12:30 PM The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) Peter Lorre & Sydney Greenstreet D:Jean Negulesco WB 95 min.
2:15 PM Three Strangers (1946) Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre D:Jean Negulesco WB 92 min.
4:00 PM Woman's World (1954) Clifton Webb & June Allyson D: Jean Negulesco 20th Century Fox 94 min (p/s)
5:45 PM The Best of Everything (1959) Hope Lange & Suzy Parker D: Jean Negulesco 20th Century Fox 121 min (p/s)

Double Feature: Birthday Girl, Patricia Neal

8:00 PM Hud (1963) Paul Newman & Brandon De Wilde D: Martin Ritt Paramount 111 min (p/s)
10:00 PM The Subject Was Roses (1968) Jack Albertson & Patricia Neal D: Ulu Grosbard MGM 107 min.

Silent Sunday

12:00 AM The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927) Ramon Novarro & Norma Shearer D: Ernst Lubitsch MGM 105 min.

TCM Imports: Birthday Boy, Federico Fellini

2:00 AM La Strada (1954) Anthony Quinn & Giuletta Masina D: Federico Fellini Janus 115 min (p/s)
4:00 AM Nights of Cabiria (1957) Giuletta Masina & Francois Perier  D:Federico Fellini Janus 117 min (p/s)

Monday, January 21, 2019

Destination: England (Challenge #1)

6:00 AM The Importance of Being Ernest (1952) Michael Redgrave & Michael Denison D: Anthony Asquith Janus 95 min (p/s)
7:45 AM Genevieve (1953) John Gregson & Kay Kendall D: Henry Cornelius Rank 86 min (p/s)
9:15 AM 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) Anne Bancroft & Anthony Hopkins D: David Jones Columbia 97 min (p/s)
11:00 AM Sense and Sensibility (1995) Emma Thompson & Kate Winslet D: Ang Lee Columbia 135 min (p/s)
1:15 PM Educating Rita (1983) Michael Caine & Julie Walters D: Lewis Gilbert Columbia 110 min (p/s)
3:15 PM Miss Potter (2006) Renee Zellweger & Ewan MacGregor D:Chris Noonan MGM/Weinstein 91 min Destination-Exempt #1
5:00 PM The Browning Version (1951) Michael Redgrave & Jean Kent D: Anthony Asquith Rank 90 min (p/s)
6:30 PM Brief Encounter (1945) Celia Johnson & Trevor Howard D: David Lean Rank 85 min (p/s)

Take the TCM Train (Challenge #2)

8:00 PM Without Reservations (1946) Claudette Colbert & John Wayne D: Mervyn LeRoy RKO 107 min
10:00 PM The Narrow Margin (1952) Charles McGraw & Marie Windsor D: Richard Fleischer RKO 70 min.
11:15 PM Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Albert Finney & Lauren Bacall D: Sidney Lumet Paramount/EMI 128 min (p/s)
1:30 AM The Palm Beach Story (1942) Claudette Colbert & Joel McCrea D: Preston Sturges Paramount 87 min. (P/s)
3:00 AM The Major and the Minor (1942) Ginger Rogers & Ray Milland D: Billy Wilder Paramount 100 min (p/s)
4:45 AM Lady on a Train (1945) Deanna Durbin & Ralph Bellamy D: Charles David Universal 93 min.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Happy Birthday, Piper Laurie

6:30 AM The Hustler (1961) Paul Newman & Jackie Gleason D: Robert Rossen 20th Century Fox 135 min. (P/s)
8:45 AM Until They Sail (1957) Jean Simmons & Joan Fontaine D: Robert Wise MGM 95 min. 
10:30 AM Louisa (1950) Spring Byington & Charles Coburn D: Alexander Hall Universal 90 min Premiere #2
12:00 PM No Room for the Groom (1952) Tony Curtis & Piper Laurie D: Douglas Sirk Universal  84 min. Premiere #3

Happy Birthday, Ann Sothern

1:30 PM Maisie (1939) Ann Sothern & Robert Young D: Edwin L. Marin MGM 74 min.
2:45 PM The Blue Gardenia (1953) Anne Baxter & Richard Conte D: Fritz Lang WB 90 min (p/s)
4:15 PM A Letter to Three Wives (1949) Jeanne Crain & Ann Sothern D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz 20th Century Fox 104 min (p/s)
5:45 PM The Whales of August (1987) Lillian Gish & Bette Davis D: Lindsay Anderson Alive 90 min (p/s)
7:30 PM MGM Parade

Star of the Month: Eve Arden

8:00 PM The Doughgirls (1944) Jane Wyman & Eve Arden D: James V. Kern WB 102 min.
9:45 PM The Voice of the Turtle (1947) Eleanor Parker & Ronald Reagan D: Irving Rapper WB 103 min.
11:30 PM Mildred Pierce (1945) Joan Crawford & Ann Blyth D:Michael Curtiz WB 109 min
1:30 AM Cover Girl (1944) Rita Hayworth & Gene Kelly D: Charles Vidor Columbia 107 min (p/s)
3:30 AM Night and Day (1946) Cary Grant & Alexis Smith D:Michael Curtiz WB 128 min.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Desert Island Films : 24 Hours of a Random Sampling of Personal Favorites ( Challenge #4)

6:00 AM Stage Door (1937) Katharine Hepburn & Ginger Rogers D: Gregory La Cava RKO 92 min.
7:45 AM Dodsworth (1936) Walter Huston & Ruth Chatterton D: William Wyler UA 101 min. (p/s)
9:30 AM Modern Times (1936) Charlie Chaplin & Paulette Goddard D: Charlie Chaplin UA 89 min (p/s)
11:00 AM The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Catherine Deneuve & Nino Castelnuevo D: Jacques Demy Janus 91 min. (P/s)
12:45 PM The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) Jason Robards & Stella Stevens D: Sam Peckinpah WB 121 min (p/s)
3:00 PM What's Up Doc (1972) Barbra Streisand & Ryan O'Neal D: Peter Bogdonovich WB 94 min. (P/s)
4:45 PM The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) Maurice Chevalier & Claudette Colbert D: Ernst Lubitsch Paramount 88 min (p/s)
6:15 PM Singin' in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly & Debbie Reynolds D: Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen MGM 102 min.
8:00 PM The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Maria Falconetti & Eugene Sylvain D: Carl Theodor Dreyer Janus 117 min (p/s)
10:00 PM Charade (1963) Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant D: Stanley Donen Universal 114 min (p/s)
12:00 AM Autumn Sonata (1978) Ingrid Bergman & Liv Ullmann D: Ingmar Bergman Janus 97 min. (p/s)
1:45 AM Now Voyager (1942) Bette Davis & Gladys Cooper D: Irving Rapper WB 117 min.
3:45 AM About Time (2013) Domhnall Gleeson & Rachel McAdams D:Richard Curtis Universal/Working Title 124 min. Desert-Exempt #1

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Directed by Henry King, Celebrating His Birthday

6:00 AM I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951) Susan Hayward & William Lundigan D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 88 min (p/s)
7:30 AM Lloyd's of London (1936) Freddie Bartholomew & Tyrone Power D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 115 min (p/s)
9:30 AM Ramona (1936) Loretta Young & Don Ameche D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 90 min. Premiere #4
11:00 AM State Fair (1933) Janet Gaynor & Will Rogers D: Henry King  Fox 96 min (p/s)
12:45 PM A Bell for Adano (1945) Gene Tierney & John Hodiak D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 103 min (p/s)
2:30 PM Little Old New York (1940) Alice Faye & Fred MacMurray D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 100 min. Premiere #5
4:15 PM In Old Chicago (1937) Tyrone Power & Alice Faye D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 95 min (p/s)
6:00 PM Remember the Day (1941) Claudette Colbert & John Payne D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 85 min. (P/s)
7:30 PM MGM Parade

Guest Programmer/Travelling Companion: Mame Dennis, as portrayed by Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame (1958)

8:00 PM Theodora Goes Wild (1936) Irene Dunne & Melvin Douglas D: Richard Boleslawski Columbia 94 min (p/s)
9:45 PM My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell & Carole Lombard D: Gregory La Cava Universal 95 min (p/s)
11:30 PM Midnight (1939) Claudette Colbert & Don Ameche D: Mitchell Leisen Paramount 94 min (p/s)
1:15 AM The Lady Eve (1941) Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda D: Preston Sturges Paramount 94 min (p/s)
3:00 AM Having Wonderful Time (1938) Ginger Rogers & Douglas Fairbanks Jr. D: Alfred Santell RKO 71 min.
4:15 AM If You Could Only Cook (1935) Jean Arthur & Herbert Marshall D: William A. Seiter Columbia 70 min (p/s)
5:30 AM She Done Him Wrong (1933) Mae West & Cary Grant D: Lowell Sherman Paramount 66 min (p/s)

Friday, January 25, 2019
Starring Sylvia Sidney

6:45 AM Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973) Joanne Woodward & Martin Balsam D: Gilbert Cates Columbia 93 min (p/s)
8:30 AM The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) Humphrey Bogart & Sylvia Sidney D: Ray Enright WB 84 min. 
10:00 AM Jennie Gerhardt (1933) Sylvia Sidney & Donald Cook D: Marion Gering Paramount 85 min. Premiere #6
11:30 AM An American Tragedy (1931) Phillips Holmes & Sylvia Sidney D: Josef Von Sternberg Paramount 95 min (p/s)
1:15 PM You and Me (1938) Sylvia Sidney & George Raft D: Fritz Lang Paramount 90 min (p/s)

Happy Birthday, Mildred Dunnock
2:45 PM Death of a Salesman (1951) Fredric March & Mildred Dunnock D: Laslo Benedek Columbia 115 min. Premiere #7
4:45 PM Bad for Each Other (1953) Charlton Heston & Lizabeth Scott D: Irving Rapper Columbia 83 min (p/s)
6:15 PM I Want You (1951) Dana Andrews & Dorothy McGuire D:Mark Robson RKO 102 min (p/s)

TCM Spotlight: The Weepies: A History of Women's Pictures

8:00 PM The Blue Veil (1951) Jane Wyman & Joan Blondell D: Curtis Bernhardt RKO 113 min Premiere #8 
10:00 PM My Foolish Heart (1949) Susan Hayward & Dana Andrews D: Mark Robson RKO 98 min (p/s)
11:45 PM Random Harvest (1942) Ronald Colman & Greer Garson D: Mervyn Le Roy MGM 126 min
2:00 AM The Old Maid (1939) Bette Davis & Miriam Hopkins D: Edmund Goulding WB 95 min
3:45 AM The Secret of Madame Blanche (1933) Irene Dunne & Lionel Atwill D: Charles Brabin MGM 83 min.
5:15 AM One Way Passage (1932) Kay Francis & William Powell D: Tay Garnett WB 69 min.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Into the Shadows

6:30 AM Out of the Fog (1941) Ida Lupino & John Garfield D: Jacques Tourneur WB 93 min.
8:15 AM Too Late for Tears (1949) Lizabeth Scott & Don DeFore D: Byron Haskin UA 99 min (p/s)
10:00 AM The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) Barbara Stanwyck & Humphrey Bogart D: Peter Godfrey WB 99 min.
11:45 AM Road House (1948) Ida Lupino & Richard Widmark D: Jean Negulesco 20th Century Fox 95 min (p/s)
1:30 PM The Las Vegas Story (1952) Jane Russell & Victor Mature D: Robert Stevenson RKO 88 min.
3:00 PM Laura (1944) Gene Tierney & Dana Andrews D:Otto Preminger 20th Century Fox 85 min (p/s)
4:30 PM The Reckless Moment (1949) Joan Bennett & James Mason D: Max Opuls Columbia 82 min (p/s)
6:00 PM Sunset Boulevard (1950) Gloria Swanson & William Holden D: Billy Wilder Paramount 110 min. (p/s)

The Essentials: Happy Birthday, Joan Leslie

8:00 PM High Sierra (1941) Humphrey Bogart & Ida Lupino D: Raoul Walsh WB 100 min.
9:45 PM The Hard Way (1942) Ida Lupino & Joan Leslie D: Vincent Sherman WB 109 min 
11:45 PM The Male Animal (1942) Olivia De Havilland & Henry Fonda D: Elliot Nugent WB 101 min.
1:30 AM Foreign Correspondent (1940) Joel McCrea & Laraine Day D: Alfred Hitchcock UA 119 min.

TCM Underground

3:30 AM Mulholland Drive (2001) Naomi Watts & Laura Elena Harring D: David Lynch Universal/StudioCanal 147 min Underground-Exempt Premiere

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WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2019

SOTM: Ray Bolger

THE ESSENTIALS: Duck Soup (1933)

TCM IMPORTS: Otello (1986)

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: Seven Chances (1925)

TCM UNDERGROUND: The Last Man on Earth (1964)





1.       40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)

2.       Charley's Aunt (1941)

3.       Damn Yankees (1958)

4.       Don’t Make Grandpa Angry (1934)

5.       Goodbye Charlie (1964)

6.       Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

7.       Judith (1966)

8.       The Pajama Game (1957)

9.       Situation Hopeless…But Not Serious (1965)

10.   Sunny (1941)

11.   What’s so Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

12.   Where’s Charley? (1952)



1.       The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

2.       Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

3.       I’ll Never Forget You (1951)

4.       Lafayette (1962)

5.       The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

6.       Shipwrecked (1990)

7.       Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

8.       The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)


---------------------------------SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019-------------------------------



6:00am Laura (1944) Dana Andrews & Gene Tierney, dir Otto Preminger FOX 87min (p/s)

7:30am Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Cary Grant & Priscilla Lane, dir Frank Capra WB 1h58min (p/s)

9:30am To Have and Have Not (1944) Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall, dir Howard Hawks WB 1h40min (p/s)

11:15am SHORT: How to Play Football (1944) Pinto Colvig & John McLeish, dir Jack Kinney, Disney 8min

11:30am The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944) Betty Hutton & Eddie Bracken, dir Preston Sturges, Paramount 1h38min (p/s)

1:15pm SHORT: Mouse Trouble (1944) dir Joseph Barbera & William Hanna MGM 7min

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

3:30pm SHORT: What’s Cookin’, Doc? (1944) Mel Blanc, dir Robert Clampett WB 8min

3:45pm Meet Me in St Louis (1944) Judy Garland & Margaret O’Brien, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h53min (p/s)

5:45pm SHORT: Who’s Who in Animal Land (1944) Ken Carpenter, dir Lou Lilly, Paramount 10min

6:00pm Double Indemnity (1944) Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck, dir Billy Wilder Paramount 107min (p/s)



8:00pm Follie Bergere in Paris (1935) Maurice Chevalier & Merle Oberon, dir Roy Del Ruth FOX 1h22min (p/s)

9:30pm That Night in Rio (1941) Don Ameche & Carmen Miranda, dir Irving Cummings FOX 1h31min (p/s)

11:15pm On the Riviera (1951) Danny Kaye & Gene Tierney, dir Walter Lang FOX 1h29min (p/s)



12:45am Seven Chances (1925) Buster Keaton & T Roy Barnes, dir Buster Keaton MGM 56min



1:45am Otello (1986) Placido Domingo & Katia Ricciarelli, dir Franco Zeffirelli, Cannon 1h58min EXEMPT PREMIERE


------------------------------MONDAY MAY 6, 2019--------------------------------



3:45am Damn the Defiant! (1962) Alec Guinness & Dirk Bogarde, dir Lewis Gilbert, Columbia 1h41min (p/s)

5:30am Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Dennis Price & Alec Guinness, dir Robert Hamer, Ealing 1h46min (p/s)

7:30am Cromwell (1970) Alec Guinness & Richard Harris, dir Ken Hughes, Columbia 2h19min (p/s)

10:00am A Run for Your Money (1949) Donald Houston & Alec Guinness, dir Charles Frend, Ealing 83min (p/s)

11:30am The Scapegoat (1959) Alec Guinness & Bette Davis, dir Robert Hamer MGM 1h30min (p/s)

1:00am The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) Alec Guinness & Stanley Holloway, dir Charles Crichton, Ealing 1h18min (p/s)

2:30pm The Ladykillers (1955) Alec Guinness & Katie Johnson, dir Alexander Mackendrick, Ealing 1h31min (p/s)

4:15pm Situation Hopeless…But Not Serious (1965) Alec Guinness & Robert Redford, dir Gottfried Reinhardt, Paramount 1h37min PREMIERE

6:00pm Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973) Alec Guinness & Simon Ward, dir Ennio De Concini, Paramount 1h48min PREMIERE


Challenge #3: Travel Companion


8:00pm I’ll Never Forget You (1951) Tyrone Power & Ann Blythe, dir Roy Ward Baker FOX 1h30min COMPANION-EXEMPT PREMIERE

9:30pm Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) Red Buttons & Fabian, dir Irwin Allen FOX 1h41min COMPANION-EXEMPT PREMIERE

11:15pm My Darling Clementine (1946) Henry Fonda & Victor Mature, dir John Ford FOX 1h37min (p/s)

1:00am Time After Time (1979) Malcolm McDowell & Mary Steenburgen, dir Nicholas Meyer WB 1h52min (p/s)

3:00am From the Earth to the Moon (1958) Joseph Cotton & George Sanders, dir Byron Haskin RKO 1h41min (p/s)

4:45am The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) Fred MacMurray & Nancy Olsen, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney 1h32min (p/s)


----------------------------TUESDAY MAY 7, 2019------------------------------



6:30am The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) Kirk Douglas & Lana Turner, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h58min (p/s)

8:30pm Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden & Gloria Swanson, dir Billy Wilder, Paramount 1h51min (p/s)

10:30pm The Big Knife (1955) Jack Palance & Ida Lupino, dir Robert Aldrich UA 1h51min (p/s)

12:30pm A Star is Born (1937) Janet Gaynor & Fredric March, dir Willaim A Wellman, Selznic 1h51min (p/s)

2:30pm Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly & Donald O’Connor, dir Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly MGM 1h43min (p/s)

4:15pm Something to Sing About (1937) James Cagney & Evelyn Daw, dir Victor Schertzinger GNP 1h33min (p/s)

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



8:00pm What’s so Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) George Peppard & Mary Tyler Moore, dir George Seaton UI 1h34min PREMIERE

9:45pm Back to the Future (1985) Michael J Fox & Christopher Lloyd, dir Robert Zemeckis UI 1h56min (p/s)

11:45pm The Little Giant (1933) Edward G Robinson & Mary Astor, dir Roy Del Ruth WB 1h16min (p/s)

12:15am Night of the Living Dead (1968) Duane Jones & Judith O’Dea, dir George A Romero, Image Ten 1h36min (p/s)

2:00am Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) Shirley Temple & Alice Faye, dir Irving Cummings FOX 1h19min (p/s)

3:30am A Hard Day’s Night (1964) The Beatles & Wilfrid Brambell, dir Richard Lester UA 1h27min (p/s)

5:00am The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Sterling Hayden & Louis Calhern, dir John Huston MGM 1h52min (p/s)


----------------------------WEDNESDAY MAY 8, 2019-----------------------


Challenge #2: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles


7:00am Treasure Island (1934) Wallace Beery & Jackie Cooper, dir Victor Fleming MGM 1h50min (p/s)

9:00am The Crimson Pirate (1952) Burt Lancaster & Nick Cravat, dir Robert Siodmak WB 1h45min (p/s)

10:45am SHORT: Buccaneer Bunny (1948) Mel Blanc, dir Friz Freleng WB 7min

11:00am The Buccaneer (1938) Fredric March & Akim Tamiroff, dir Cecil B DeMille, Paramount 2h6min (p/s)

1:15pm Shipwrecked (1990) Stian Smestad & Gabriel Byrne, dir Nils Gaup, Disney 1h32min TRANSPORTATION-EXEMPT PREMIERE

3:00pm Against All Flags (1952) Errol Flynn & Maureen O’Hara, dir George Sherman UI 1h24min (p/s)

4:30pm The Black Pirate (1926) Douglas Fairbanks & Billie Dove, dir Albert Parker UA 1h28min (p/s)

6:00pm The Pirates of Penzance (1983) Kevin Kline & Angela Lansbury, dir Wilford Leach UI 1h52min TRANSPORTATION- EXEMPT PREMIERE



8:00pm Where’s Charley? (1952) Ray Bolger & Allyn Ann McLerie, dir David Butler WB 97min PREMIERE

9:45pm The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland & Ray Bolger, dir Victor Fleming MGM 101 min (p/s)

11:30pm Sunny (1941) Anna Neagle & Ray Bolger, dir Herbert Wilcox RKO 1h38min PREMIERE

1:15am Four Jacks and a Jill (1942) Ray Bolger & Anne Shirley, dir Jack Hively RKO 1h8min (p/s)

2:30am The Harvey Girls (1946) Judy Garland & Ray Bolger, dir George Sidney MGM 102min (p/s)


----------------------------THURSDAY MAY 9, 2019------------------------



4:15am Papa’s Delicate Condition (1963) Jackie Gleason & Glynis Johns, dir George Marshall 1h38min (p/s)

6:00am Mother Carey’s Chickens (1938) Anne Shirley & Ruby Keeler, dir Rowland Lee RKO 82min (p/s)

7:30am The Devil’s Brother (1933) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir Hal Roach, Hal Roach Studios 1h30min (p/s)

9:00am My Sister Eileen (1942) Rosalind Russell & Janet Blair, dir Alexander Hall 1h36min (p/s)

10:45am Sons of the Pioneers (1942) Roy Rogers & Gabby Hayes, dir Joseph Kane, Republic 55min (p/s)

11:45am Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Anna May Wong & Charles Bickford, dir Robert Florey, Paramount 62min (p/s)

12:45pm Uncle Vanya (1957) Franchot Tone & Clarence Derwent, dir Franchot Tone, Continental 1h38min (p/s)

2:30pm Charley's Aunt (1941) Jack Benny & Kay Francis, dir Archie Mayo FOX 80min PREMIERE

4:00pm My Cousin Rachel (1952) Olivia de Havilland & Richard Burton, dir Henry Koster FOX 1h38min (p/s)

5:45pm Granny Get Your Gun (1940) May Robson & Harry Davenport, dir George Amy WB 56min (p/s)

6:45pm Don’t Make Grandpa Angry (1934) Vlasta Burian & Cenek Slegl, dir Carl Lamac, Meissner Film Prague 1h14min PREMIERE



8:00pm Damn Yankees (1958) Tab Hunter & Gwen Verdon, dir George Abbott & Stanley Donen WB 1h51min PREMIERE

10:00pm The Pajama Game (1957) Doris Day & John Raitt, dir George Abbot & Stanley Donen WB 101min PREMIERE

11:45pm Cabaret (1972) Liza Minnelli & Joel Grey, dir Bob Fosse AA 2h4min

2:00am How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) Robert Morse & Michele Lee, dir David Swift UA 2h

4:00am Sweet Charity (1969) Shirley MacLaine & John McMartin, dir Bob Fosse UI 2h29min


--------------------------FRIDAY MAY 10, 2019----------------------------


Challenge #1: Vacation Destination


6:30am Italy: Much Ado About Nothing (1993) Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson, dir Kenneth Branagh, Goldwyn 111min PREMIERE

8:30am The Alps: Third Man on the Mountain (1959) Michael Rennie & James MacArthur, dir Ken Annakin, Disney 105min (p/s)

10:15am New Zealand: Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Elijah Wood & Ian McKellen, dir Peter Jackson, New Line 3h21min (p/s)

1:45pm Colonial Boston: Lafayette (1962) Jack Hawkins & Pascale Audret, dir Jean Dreville, Cosmos 2h38min DESTINATION-EXEMPT PREMIERE

4:30pm Train Ride through England: The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) Stanley Holloway & George Relph, dir Charles Crichton, Ealing 1h24min DESTINATION-EXEMPT PREMIERE

6:00pm Disneyland: 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) Tony Curtis & Suzanne Pleshette, dir Norman Jewison UI 1h46min PREMIERE


Challenge #4: Desert Island Films


8:00pm The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Frank Oz & Jim Henson, dir Jim Henson HENSON/DISNEY 98min ISLAND-EXEMPT PREMIERE

9:45pm Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Howard Keel & Jane Powell, dir Stanley Donen MGM 1h42min (p/s)

11:30pm Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Harrison Ford & Mark Hamill, dir Irving Kershner FOX 2h4min ISLAND-EXEMPT PREMIERE

1:45am Animal Crackers (1930) The Marx Brothers & Margaret Dumont, dir Victor Heerman, Paramount 97min (p/s)

3:30am Stalag 17 (1953) William Holden & Otto Preminger, dir Billy Wilder, Paramount 120min (p/s)

5:30am Anatomy of a Murder (1959) James Stewart & Lee Remick, dir Otto Preminger, Columbia 2h40min (p/s)

8:15am SHORT: Duck Amuck (1953) Mel Blanc, dir Chuck Jones WB 7min


----------------------------SATURDAY MAY 11, 2019------------------------



8:30am To Catch a Thief (1954) Cary Grant & Grace Kelly, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount 1h56min (p/s)

10:30am The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) James Stewart & Doris Day, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount 2h (p/s)

12:30pm The Matchmaker (1958) Shirley Booth & Paul Ford, dir Joseph Anthony, Paramount 1h43min (p/s)

2:15pm The Trouble with Harry (1955) John Forsythe & Shirley MacLaine, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount 1h39min (p/s)

4:00pm Rear Window (1954) James Stewart & Grace Kelly, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount 1h52min (p/s)

6:00pm Judith (1966) Sophia Loren & Peter Finch, dir Daniel Mann, Paramount 1h49min PREMIERE



8:00pm THE ESSENTIALS: Duck Soup (1933) The Marx Brothers & Margaret Dumont, dir Leo McCarey, Paramount 68min (p/s)

9:15pm How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Marilyn Monroe & Lauren Bacall, dir Jean Negulesco FOX 95min (p/s)

11:00pm A New Leaf (1971) Walter Matthau & Elaine May, dir Elaine May, Paramount 102min (p/s)

12:45am Moon Over Miami (1941) Don Ameche & Betty Grable, dir Walter Lang FOX 91min (p/s)

2:30am Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell, dir Howard Hawks FOX 1h31min (p/s)



4:30am The Last Man on Earth (1964) Vincent Price & Franca Bettoia, dir Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow API 1h26min EXEMPT PREMIERE





1920s- 2

1930s- 14

1940s- 24

1950s- 31

1960s- 15

1970s- 5

1980s- 5

1990s- 2

2000s- 1

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March 31, 2019 to April 6, 2019

Star of the Month: Peter O'Toole

Birthday Tributes:
Toshirô Mifune
Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE
Leslie Howard
Robert E. Sherwood
Roger Corman

Friday Night Spotlight - Anthologies

Sunday - March 31st
Not All Angels Are Perfect

6:00 AM The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954) Felix Aylmer, Diane Cilento, Robert Eddison. Dir: Alan Bromly, Group 3, 76mins. (Premiere # 1)

7:30 AM We're No Angels (1955) Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov. Dir: Michael Curtiz, Paramount, 106 mins. P/S

9:30 AM Angels in the Outfield (1951) Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Clarence Brown, MGM, 99 mins.

11:15 AM Cabin in the Sky (1943) Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Ethel Waters, Lena Horne. Dir: Vincente Minnelli, MGM, 99 mins.

1:00 PM For Heaven's Sake (1950) Clifton Webb, Joan Bennett, Robert Cummings. Dir: George Seaton, Fox, 92 mins. P/S

2:45 PM The Bishop's Wife (1947) Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven. Dir: Henry Koster, RKO, 109 mins.

4:45 PM Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes. Dir: Alexander Hall, Columbia, 94mins. P/S

6:30 PM L'ange et la femme (1977) Carole Laure, Lewis Furey, Jean Comptois. Dir: Gilles Carle, Films RSL, 88mins. (Premiere # 2)

Challenge #1: Vacation Destination
Hell. I am a great believer that you should vacation in a place before moving there permanently.

8:00 PM Liliom (1934) Charles Boyer, Madeleine Ozeray, Robert Arnoux. Dir: Fritz Lang, Les Productions Fox Europa, 118mins. P/S

10:00 PM Scrooge (1970) Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans. Dir: Ronald Neame, Cinema Center, 113mins, P/S 

Silent Sunday Night
12:00 AM L'Inferno (1911) Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro. Dir: Francesco Bertolini, Milano Film, 68mins. (Silent-Exempt)

TCM Import
1:15 AM Saatanan radikaalit (1971) Paavo Piironen, Heikki Nousiainen, Timo Nissi. Dir: Heikki Huopainen, Filmituotanto Spede Pasanen, 75mins. (Import-Exempt)

2:30 AM Jigoku (1960) Shigeru Amachi, Utako Mitsuya, Yôichi Numata. Dir: Nobuo Nakagawa, Shintoho Film Distribution Committee, 101mins. P/S

4:15 AM Angel on My Shoulder (1946) Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains. Dir: Archie Mayo, Rogers Prod., 100 min. P/S 

Monday - April 1
Toshirô Mifune Birthday Tribute

6:00 AM Love in a Teacup (1953) Toshirô Mifune, Ineko Arima, Hajime Izu. Dir: Yasuki Chiba, Toho, 87mins. (Premiere # 3)

7:30 AM The Life of Oharu (1952) Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi, Koi, 133mins., P/S

9:45 AM Muhomatsu, the Rickshaw Man (1958) Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa. Dir: Hiroshi Inagaki, Toho, 104mins. P/S

11:30 AM Samurai Rebellion (1967) Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi, Toho, 128mins. P/S

1:45 PM Yojimbo (1961) Toshirô Mifune, Eijiro Tono, Seizaburo Kawazu. Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Toho, 110mins. P/S

3:45 PM The Bad Sleep Well (1960) Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyoko Kagawa. Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Toho, 151mins. P/S

6:30 PM Rashomon (1950) Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori. Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Daiei, 88mins. P/S

Challenge #2: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
TARDIS. Why settle for one world when you can see all of space and time?

8:00 PM Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden. Dir: Gordon Flemyng, AARU Prods., 82 mins. P/S

9:30 PM Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks. Dir: Gordon Flemyng, AARU Prods., 84 mins. P/S 

11:00 PM The Day of the Doctor (2013) Matt Smith, David Tennant, Tom Baker. Dir: Nick Hurran, BBC, 85mins. (Transportation-Exempt)

12:30 AM Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks (2016) Patrick Troughton, Michael Craze, Pamela Ann Davy. Dir: Christopher Barry, BBC, 161 min (Transportation-Exempt)

3:15 AM I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970) Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský. Dir: Oldrich Lipský, Ceskoslovenský Státní Film, 95mins. (Premiere # 4)

5:00 AM Mysterious Doctor (1943) John Loder, Eleanor Parker, Bruce Lester. Dir: Ben Stoloff, MGM, 56 mins.

Tuesday - April 2nd
Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE Birthday Tribute

5:00AM The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James. Dir: Charles Crichton, Ealing Studios, 78 mins. P/S

7:30 AM The Ladykillers (1955) Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Katie Johnson. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick, JAR, 87 mins. P/S

9:00 AM Hotel Paradiso (1966) Alec Guinness, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley. Dir: Peter Glenville, MGM, 98mins.

10:45 AM To Paris With Love (1955) Alec Guinness, Odile Versois, Vernon Gray. Dir: Robert Hamer, Two Cities Films, 78 mins. P/S

12:15 PM The Captain's Paradise (1953) Alec Guinness, Celia Johnson, Yvonne de Carlo. Dir: Anthony Kimmins, London Film Prods., 89mins. P/S

1:45 PM All at Sea (1957) Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham. Dir: Charles Frend, Ealing Studios, 67mins. P/S

3:00 PM Last Holiday (1950) Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh. Dir: Henry Caas, ABPC, 88mins. P/S

4:30 PM Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood. Dir: Robert Hamer, Ealing Studios, 106 mins. P/S

6:30 PM The Man in the White Suit (1951) Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker. Dir: Alexander MacKendrick, Ealing Studios, 85mins. P/S

Challenge #3: Travel Companion as Guest Programmer
The Doctor as portrayed by Matt Smith in The Day of the Doctor (2013)

8:00 PM The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943) Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Brigitte Horney. Dir: Josef von Báky, UFA, 110 mins. P/S

10:00 PM Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963) Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Smolík, Dana Medrická, Dir: Jindrich Polák, Filmové, 81 mins. (Companion-Exempt)

11:30 PM Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, William Schallert. Dir: Joseph Sargent, Universal, 100 mins. (Companion-Exempt)

1:15 AM She (1935) Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack. Dir: Lansing C. Holden, RKO, 101mins. (Premiere # 5)

3:00 AM Zardoz (1974) Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman. Dir: John Boorman, Boorman Prods., 105 mins. P/S 

4:45 AM Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard. Dir: Bernard L. Kowalski, AIP, 62 mins. PD

Wednesday - April 3rd
Leslie Howard Birthday Salute

6:00 AM Stand-In (1937) Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Tay Garnett, Walter Wanger Prods., 90mins. P/S

7:30 AM The Petrified Forest (1936) Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin. Dir: Archie L Mayo, WB, 82mins.

9:00 AM Service For Ladies (1932) Leslie Howard, George Grossmith, Benita Hume. Dir: Alexander Korda, Paramount British Pictures, 73mins. P/S

10:15 AM It's Love I'm After (1937) Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Archie Mayo, WB, 90mins.

11:45 AM British Agent (1934) Leslie Howard, Kay Francis, William Gargan. Dir: Michael Curtiz, First National, 80mins. P/S

1:15 PM Smilin' Through (1932) Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Fredric March. Dir: Sidney Franklin, MGM, 98mins.

3:00 PM Berkeley Square (1933) Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Valerie Taylor. Dir: Frank Lloyd, Fox, 88mins. P/S

4:30 PM The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935) Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey. Dir: Harold Young, London Film Prods., 97mins. P/S

6:15 PM Pygmalion (1938) Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard, Wilfrid Lawson. Dir: Anthony Asquith, Gabriel Pascal Productions, 96mins. P/S

Challenge #4: Desert Island Films

8:00 PM The Hidden Fortress (1958) Toshiro Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Toho, 126mins. P/S

10:15 PM Jolly Fellows (1934) 96 min. Leonid Utyosov, Lyubov Orlova, Mariya Strelkova. Dir: Grigori Aleksandrov, Moskinokombinat, 96mins. (Island-Exempt)

12:00 AM Saawariya (2007) Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rani Mukerji. Dir: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, SPE Films, 142mins. (Island-Exempt)

2:30AM The Forty-first (1956) Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov. Dir: Grigoriy Chukhray, Mosfilm, 88mins. (Premiere # 6)

4:00 AM Floating Weeds (1959) Machiko Kyo, Ganjiro Nakamura, Haruko Sugimura. Dir: Yasujiro Ozu, Daiei Studios, 119mins. P/S

Thursday - April 4th
Playwright and Screenwriter Robert E. Sherwood Birthday Tribute

6:00 AM Reunion in Vienna (1933) John Barrymore, Diana Wynyard, Frank Morgan. Dir: Sidney Franklin, MGM, 98mins.

7:45 AM Idiot's Delight (1939) Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Edward Arnold. Dir: Clarence Brown, MGM, 107mins.

9:45 AM The Ghost Goes West (1935) Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette. Dir: René Clair, London Film Prods., 95mins. P/S

11:30 AM Rebecca (1940) Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock, Selznick International, 130mins. P/S

1:45 PM The Divorce of Lady X (1938) Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes. Dir: Tim Whelan, London Film Prods, 91mins. P/S

3:30 PM The Bishop's Wife (1947) Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven. Dir: Henry Koster, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 109mins. P/S

5:30 PM The Royal Bed (1931) Mary Astor, Lowell Sherman, Anthony Bushell. Dir: Lowell Sherman, RKO, 75mins.

6:45 PM Two Kinds of Women (1932) Miriam Hopkins, Phillips Holmes, Irving Piche. Dir: William C. de Mille, Paramount, 75mins. (Premiere # 7)

Star Of The Month: Peter O'Toole

8:00 PM How to Steal a Million (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach. Dir: William Wyler, World Wide Prod., 123 mins. P/S

10:15 PM My Favorite Year (1982) Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper. Dir: Richard Benjamin, MGM, 92mins.

12:00 AM The Day Robbed Bank of England (1960) Peter O'Toole, Aldo Ray, Elizabeth Sellars. Dir: John Guillermin, Summit, 85mins. P/S

1:30 AM Great Catherine (1968) Peter O'Toole, Zero Mostel, Jeanne Moreau. Dir: Gordon Flemyng, Keep Films, 98mins. P/S

3:15 AM Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave. Dir: Herbert Ross, MGM, 155mins. 

Friday - April 5th
Roger Corman Birthday Salute

6:00 AM Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson. Dir: Roger Corman, Los Altos, 62 mins. P/S

7:15 AM Bucket of Blood (1959) Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 65 mins. P/S

8:30 AM The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles. Dir: Roger Corman, Filmgroup, 70 mins. PD

9:45 AM House of Usher (1960) Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 79 mins. PD

11:15 AM Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961) Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Robert Towne. Dir: Roger Corman, Corman, 75mins. PD

12:30 PM Pit and the Pendulum (1961) Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 80mins. P/S

2:00 PM Tales of Terror (1962) Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 89mins. P/S

3:30 PM The Haunted Palace (1963) Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr.. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 87mins. P/S

5:00 PM The Raven (1963) Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 86 mins. P/S

6:30 PM The Masque Of The Red Death (1964) Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher. Dir: Roger Corman, Alta Vista, 86 mins. P/S

Friday Night Spotlight - Anthologies
Why watch one movie when you can watch several at the same time?

8:00 PM Tales of Manhattan (1942) Henry Fonda, Ginger Rogers, Edward G Robinson. Dir: Julien Duvivier, Fox, 127mins. P/S

10:15 PM Kwaidan (1964) Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi, Toho, 125mins. P/S

12:30 AM Le plaisir (1952) Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Simone Simon. Dir: Max Ophüls, Stera Films, 97mins. P/S

2:15 AM Trio (1950) James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Felix Aylmer. Dir: Ken Annakin, Gainsborough Pictures, 91mins. P/S

4:00 AM Quartet (1948) Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming. Dir: Ken Annakin, Gainsborough Pictures, 120mins. P/S

Saturday - April 6th
Never Believe Atoms. They Make Up Everything. 

6:00 AM The Bedford Incident (1965) Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Donald Sutherland. Dir: James B. Harris, Columbia, 102 mins, P/S

7:45 AM Dr. Strangelove (1963) Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Stanley Kubrick, Columbia, 93 mins, P/S

9:30 AM Seven Days to Noon (1950) Barry Jones, Andre Morell, Hugh Cross. Dir: John Boulting, LFP, 97 mins, P/S

11:15 AM The Atomic City (1952) Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Michael Moore. Dir: Jerry Hopper, Paramount, 85 mins. P/S

12:45 PM Creature With the Atom Brain (1955) Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer. Dir: Edward L Cahn, Clover Prods., 69mins. P/S

2:00 PM Them! (1954) James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon. Dir: Gordon Douglas, Warner Bros., 94mins. P/S

3:45 PM The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway. Dir: Eugène Lourié, Jack Dietz Prods., 80mins. P/S

5:15 PM The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955) Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen. Dir:Dan Milner, Milner Brothers Prods., 81mins. P/S

6:45 PM Captain Scarface (1953) Barton MacLane, Leif Erickson, Virginia Grey. Dir: Paul Guilfoyle, Lincoln, 72 mins. P/S

The Essentials:
Mismatched Romances
8:00 PM Avanti! (1972) Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill. Dir: Billy Wilder, Mirisch, 140mins. P/S

10:30 PM Love In The Afternoon (1957) Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier. Dir: Billy Wilder, Allied Artists, 130mins. P/S

12:45 AM Charade (1963) Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau. Dir: Stanley Donen, Rank, 113 mins. P/S

2:45AM Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966) Jirí Sovák, Dana Medrická, Olga Schoberová. Dir: Václav Vorlícek, Ceskoslovenský Státní Film, 80mins. (Underground-Exempt)

4:15 AM Four Murders Are Enough, Darling (1971) Lubomír Lipský, Jirina Bohdalová, Iva Janzurová. Dir: Oldrich Lipský, Filmové Studio Barrandov, 103mins. (Premiere # 8)

Silent Sunday Night:
L'Inferno (1911)

TCM Import:
Saatanan radikaalit (1971)

TCM Essentials:
Avanti! (1972)

TCM Underground:
Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)


The Day of the Doctor (2013) (This is the 85-minute Theatrical Release version and not the 77-minute Television Release version.)
Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks (2016) (Both the Theatrical Release and Television Release have a 161-minute run-time.)

Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

Island Exempt:
Jolly Fellows (1934)
Saawariya (2007)

The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954)
L'ange et la femme (1977)
Love in a Teacup (1953)
I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
She (1935)
The Forty-first (1956)
Two Kinds of Women (1932)
Four Murders Are Enough, Darling (1971)


1910s - 1
1920s - 0
1930s - 18
1940s - 11
1950s - 31
1960s - 25
1970s - 8
1980s - 1
1990s - 0
2000s - 1
2010s - 2

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March 31, 2019 to April 6, 2019

Star of the Month: Peter O'Toole

Birthday Tributes:
Toshirô Mifune
Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE
Leslie Howard
Robert E. Sherwood
Roger Corman

Sunday: I believed it wise to begin with a day of angels in hopes of gaining their interest so that they might look favorably on the evening schedule. My choice for the Vacation-Destination Challenge was natural. Many people constantly inform me that I am going to Hell if I do not change my ways and I am a great believer that one should vacation in an area before moving there permanently. All of the movies from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM are part of Challenge response as all have important representations of Hell.

Monday: Toshirô Mifune is one of my favorite actors and so I did need to honor his birthday. The first movie is one for which I have long campaigned for TCM to air. My choice of the TARDIS for the Transportation Challenge seemed natural as it does not limit a person's options in the manner of which conventional modes of transport create. The first two movies have appeared on TCM prior to this and the latter two are closely tied to the television program but did have theatrical releases. The Czech movie which follows them is quite enjoyable.

Tuesday: Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE is another of my favorite actors. He is a very dynamic actor in powerful dramas but I choose to present his lighter fare which is so very delightful. The Doctor is a natural selection for Companion Challenge after selecting his TARDIS as a vehicle. I believe his choices reflect his often outrageous sense of humor.

Wednesday: Leslie Howard is another my of favorite-of-all-time actors. I tried to show his wide range of talents without focusing on intense dramas. I doubt that many will relate well to my selections for Desert-Island Challenge because they are not widely available but they are all dear to my heart.

Thursday: I was amazed when I found a list of playwright and screenwriter Robert E. Sherwood's works. They are so wonderfully varied and of such unerring high quality. I believe that Peter O'Toole deserves to be Star of the Month because of his great body of work and wide range.

Friday: Many other directors have been honored on TCM but I feel that Roger Corman has been slighted in this respect. All of his movies satisfy what I consider the prime prerequisite for filmmaking: they truly entertain. The Friday Night Spotlight is anthologies as the muse is in a huff and refused to provide the inspiration necessary to create a wonderfully silly theme.

Saturday: The theme of the day came out of my wish to end the week with a blast. The Essentials and the remainder of the evening and night are of couples mismatched because of age and/or temperment. I selected TCM Underground and the movie following it in hopes some may be curious of them and seek them out. They are quite marvelous in differing ways and I believe any person will enjoy them.

I do apologize for not creating a humourous week-long theme as is usual for me. My only excuse is that I had to piece this together catch-as-catch-can in increments no longer than an hour at a time. I did not have the freedom of time to create overview of entire week before beginning. 

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Lydecker's Schedule


February 10 – 16, 2019


SUNDAY, February 10

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”


6 AM One Way Passage (1932) William Powell & Kay Francis. Dir:  Tay Garnett. WB, 68 min. p/s

7:15 AM Lifeboat (1944) Tallulah Bankhead & William Bendix. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. 20th Cent. Fox, 96 min. p/s

9 AM The African Queen (1951) Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn. Dir:  John Huston. UA, 105 min. p/s

10:45 AM Houseboat (1958) Cary Grant & Sophia Loren. Dir:  Melville Shavelson. Paramount, 109 min. p/s

12:45 PM Captains Courageous (1937) Freddie Bartholomew & Spencer Tracy. Dir:  Victor Fleming. MGM, 115 p/s


 “All I want is to meet a boy with feet as big as mine.”


2:45 PM Where The Boys Are (1960) Dolores Hart & Paula Prentiss. Dir: Henry Levin. MGM, 99 min. p/s

4:30 PM The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962) Jim Hutton & Paula Prentiss. Dir: Richard Thorpe. MGM, 90 min. p/s

6 PM Bachelor In Paradise (1961) Bob Hope & Lana Turner. Dir: Jack Arnold. MGM, 109 min. p/s


“I was the only swimmer in the movies. Tarzan was long gone by then.”


8 PM The Hoodlum Saint (1946) William Powell & Esther Williams. Dir: Norman Taurog. MGM, 93 min. p/s

10 PM The Unguarded Moment (1956) Esther Williams & George Nader. Dir: Harry Keller. Universal, 90 min. p/s

11:30 PM Inflation (1942) Edward Arnold & Esther Williams. Dir:  Cyril Endfield. MGM, 17 min. p/s


“I’ve never been in jail. That is, not often.”


 12 AM The Matinee Idol (1928) Bessie Love & Johnnie Walker. Dir:  Frank Capra. Columbia, 66 min. p/s

1:15 AM The Way of the Strong (1928) Mitchell Lewis & Alice Day. Dir:  Frank Capra. Columbia, 61 min. Silent-Exempt


“To commit suicide in the Seine, one doesn’t need to undress.”


2:30 AM Le Corbeau (1943) Pierre Fresnay & Ginette Leclerc. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Continental Films, 93 min. p/s

4:15 AM Les Diaboliques (1955) Simone Signoret & Vera Clouzot. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Cinedis, 114 min. p/s


MONDAY, February 11

“Come all the way from New York just to be stupid in new surroundings?”


6:15 AM Lady For A Day (1933) Warren William & May Robson. Dir:  Frank Capra. Columbia, 96 min. p/s

8 AM The Last of Mrs. Cheney (1937) Joan Crawford & William Powell & Jessie Ralph. MGM, 95 min. p/s

9:45 AM Murder On A Honeymoon (1935) Edna May Oliver & James Gleason. Dir:  Lloyd Corrigan RKO, 74 min. p/s

11 AM Mrs. O’Malley & Mr. Malone (1950) Marjorie Main & James Whitmore. Dir:  Norman Taurog. MGM, 69 min. p/s

12:15 PM The Lady Vanishes (1938) Margaret Lockwood & Dame May Whitty. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. Gaumont British, 96 min. p/s


“Oh, by the way.  How was my funeral?”


 2 PM The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) Sydney Greenstreet & Zachary Scott. Dir:  Jean Negulesco. WB, 95 min.

3:45 PM My Favorite Wife. (1940) Cary Grant & Irene Dunne. Dir:  Garson Kanin. RKO, 88 min. p/s

5:15 PM The Unsuspected (1947) Claude Rains & Joan Caufield. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 103 min. p/s

7 PM The Whistler (1944) Richard Dix & Gloria Stuart. Dir:  William Castle. Columbia, 59 min. p/s


“I never knew the old Vienna before the war with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm.”


 8 PM Woman In Gold (2015) Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds. Dir:  Simon Curtis. BBC Films, 109 min. Destination-Exempt

10 PM The Third Man (1949) Joseph Cotten & Valli. Dir:  Carol Reed. British Lion Film, 108 min., p/s

12 AM Waltzes From Vienna (1934) Esmond Knight & Jessie Matthews. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. Gaumont British, 80 min. Destination-Exempt

1:30 AM Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) Joan Fontaine & Louis Jourdan. Dir:  Max Opuls. Universal, 87 min. p/s

3 AM Jewel Robbery (1932) William Powell & Kay Francis. William Dieterle. WB, 70 min. p/s

4:15 AM Reunion in Vienna (1933) John Barrymore & Diana Wymard. Dir:  Sidney Franklin. MGM, 98 min. p/s


TUESDAY, February 12

“You look about the kind of angel I’d get. Sort of a fallen angel, aren’t you?”


6 AM The Bishop’s Wife (1947) Cary Grant & Loretta Young. Dir:  Henry Koster, Samuel Goldwyn, 109 min. p/s

8 AM Angels In The Outfield (1951) Paul Douglas & Janet Leigh. Dir:  Clarence Brown. MGM, 99 min. p/s

9:45 AM Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) Robert Montgomery & Claude Rains. Dir:  Alexander Hall. Columbia, 94 min. p/s

11:30 AM It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart & Donna Reed. Dir:  Frank Capra. Liberty Films, 130 min. Premiere

1:45 PM For Heaven’s Sake (1950) Clifton Webb & Joan Bennett. Dir:  George Seaton. 20th Cent. Fox, 92 min. p/s


“Come on, don’t try that ‘Good Cop-Bad Cop’ crap.  I practically invented it.”


3:30 PM Rogue Cop (1954) Robert Taylor & Janet Leigh. Dir:  Roy Rowland. MGM, 92 min. p/s

5:15 PM Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981) Paul Newman & Ed Asner. Dir:  Daniel Petrie. 20th Cent. Fox, 125 min. Premiere

7:30 PM Cops (1920) Buster Keaton. Dir:  Edward Cline & Buster Keaton.

Joseph Schenk Productions, 18 min. p/s


 “My soul woman, I give you 3 murders and you’re still not satisfied.”


8 PM I Love A Mystery (1945) George Macready & Jim Bannon. Dir:  Henry Levin. Columbia, 69 min. p/s

9:15 PM Dry Martini (1928) Mary Astor & Matt Moore. Dir:  Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast. Fox Film, 80 min. Companion-Exempt

10:45 AM Cocktail Hour (1933) Bebe Daniels & Randolph Scott. Dir:  Victor Schertzinger. Columbia, 73 min. Companion-Exempt

12 AM Private Detective 62 (1933) William Powell & Margaret Lindsay. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 67 min. p/s

1:15 AM Bringing Up Baby (1938) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant & Asta. Dir:  Howard Hawks. RKO, 102 min. p/s

3 AM I’d Rather Be Rich (1964) Sandra Dee & Robert Goulet. Dir:  Jack Smight. Universal, 96 min. Premiere

4:45 AM Murder By An Aristocrat (1936) Lyle Talbot & Marguerite Churchill. Dir:  Frank McDonald. WB, 60 min. p/s


WEDNESDAY, February 13

“After slaving all day over a hot typewriter, there’s nothing I like better

than a swan dive into a bottle of bourbon.”


6 AM A Woman of Affairs (1928) Greta Garbo & John Gilbert. Dir:  Clarence Brown. MGM, 91 min. p/s

7:45 AM Wonder of Women (1929) Lewis Stone & Leila Hyams. Dir: Clarence Brown. MGM, 95 min. p/s

9:30 AM The Affairs of Cellini (1934) Frank Morgan & Constance Bennett. Dir:  Gregory LaCava. 20 Cent. Fox, 80 min.  Premiere

11 AM Strange Interlude (1932) Clark Gable & Norma Shearer. Dir:  Robert Z. Leonard. MGM, 112 min. p/s


“Miss Linda Seton entertained a small group of Very Unimportant People.”


1 PM Holiday (1930) Ann Harding & Mary Astor. Dir:  Edward H. Griffith. Pathe Exchange, 91 min. Premiere

2:45 PM Holiday Camp (1947) Flora Robson & Dennis Price. Dir:  Ken Annakin. Gainsborough Pictures, 97 min. p/s

4:30 PM Last Holiday (1950) Alec Guinness & Beatrice Campbell. Dir:  Henry Cass. Assoc. British Picture Corp. 88 min. Premiere

6 PM Holiday Affair (1949) Robert Mitchum & Janet Leigh. Dir:  Don Hartman, RKO, 87 min. p/s



7:30 PM Picturesque Massachusetts (1942) James A. FitzPatrick, Charles Alden & Hazel French. MGM, 9 min. p/s

7:40 PM Picturesque South Africa (1937) James A. FitzPatrick. MGM, 9 min. p/s

7:50 PM Wandering Through Wales (1948) James A. FitzPatrick. MGM, 10 min. p/s


“Shut up and deal.”


8 PM Rounders (1998) Matt Damon & Edward Norton. Dir:  John Dahl. Miramax, 121 min. Premiere

10:15 PM The Cincinnati Kid (1965) Steve McQueen & Edward G. Robinson. Dir:  Norman Jewison. MGM, 102 min. p/s

12 AM Casino Royale (2006) Daniel Craig & Eva Green. Dir:  Martin Campbell. MGM, 144 min. Premiere

2:30 AM A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) Henry Fonda & Joanne Woodward. Dir:  Fielder Cook. WB, 95 min. p/s

4:15 AM Gambling Lady (1934) Barbara Stanwyck & Joel McCrea.Dir:  Archie Mayo. WB, 66 min. p/s

5:30 AM Lady Luck (2014) Danny Bolt & Stanley Boud. Dir:  Ren Thackham. Ren Thackham Prod, 18 min.


THURSDAY, February 14

Oh, God. I love our life.  I love how it just goes along . . .”


 6 AM None But The Lonely Heart (1944) Cary Grant & Ethel Barrymore. Dir:  Clifford Odets. RKO, 113 min. p/s

8 AM Ever In My Heart (1933) Barbara Stanwyck & Otto Kruger. Dir: Archie Mayo.  WB, 68 min. p/s

9:15 AM The Hasty Heart (1949) Richard Todd & Ronald Reagan. Dir:  Vincent Sherman. Assoc. British-Pathe/WB, 102 min. p/s

11 AM King of Hearts (1966) Alan Bates & Genevieve Bujold. Dir:  Philippe de Broca. Fildebroc, 102 min. p/s

12:45 PM Heartburn (1986) Meryl Streep & Jack Nicholson. Dir:  Mike Nichols. Paramount, 109 min. Premiere


There’s a bit of Don Juan in every man and since I am Don Juan there

must be more of it in me!”


2:45 PM Don Juan (1926) John Barrymore & Mary Astor. Dir:  Alan Crosland. WB, 112 min. p/s

4:45 PM Don Juan Quilligan (1945) William Bendix & Joan Blondell. Dir:  Frank Tuttle. 20th Cent. Fox, 75 min. Premiere

6 PM Adventures of Don Juan (1948) Errol Flynn & Viveca Lindfors, Dir:  Vincent Sherman. WB, 110 min. p/s


“The cap’s out.  Makes me look like a lamb chop with pants on.”


8 PM Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Maureen O’Hara & John Payne. Dir: George Seaton. 20thCent. Fox, 96 min. p/s

9:45 PM A Letter To Three Wives (1949) Jeanne Crain & Linda Darnell. Dir:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 20th Cent. Fox, 103 min. p/s

11:30 PM All About Eve (1950) Bette Davis & Anne Baxter. Dir:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 20th Cent. Fox, 138 min. p/s

2 AM Pickup on South Street (1953) Richard Widmark & Jean Peters. Dir:  Samuel Fuller. 20thCent. Fox, 83 min. p/s

3:30 AM Lucy Gallant (1955) Jane Wyman & Charlton Heston. Dir:  Robert Parrish. Paramount, 104 min. p/s

5:15 AM Perfect Strangers (1950) Ginger Rogers & Dennis Morgan. Dir:  Bretaigne Windust. WB, 92 min. p/s


FRIDAY, February 15

 “Well, you’re not exactly Superman, but you’re awfully available.”


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

8:45 AM The Kid From Brooklyn (1946) Danny Kaye & Vera-Ellen. Dir:  Norman Z. McLeod. Samuel Goldwyn, 116 min. p/s

10:45 AM Three Little Words (1950) Fred Astaire & Vera-Ellen. Dir:  Richard Thorpe. MGM, 102 min. p/s

12:30 PM White Christmas (1954) Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. Paramount, 120 min. p/s


“I hope you ain’t gonna be a hard case.”


2:30 PM Blackmail (1939) Edward G. Robinson & Ruth Hussey. Dir:  H. C. Potter. MGM, 81 min. p/s

4 PM Cool Hand Luke (1967) Paul Newman & George Kennedy. Dir:  Stuart Rosenberg. Jalem Prod, 126 min. p/s

6:30 PM Hell’s Highway (1932) Richard Dix & Tom Brown. Dir:  Rowland Brown. RKO, 80 min. p/s


“You aren’t too smart, are you? I like that in a man.”


8 PM Body Heat (1981) William Hurt & Kathleen Turner. Dir:  Lawrence Kasdan. WB, 113 min. Premiere

10 PM The Killers (1946) Burt Lancaster & Ava Gardner. Dir:  Robert Siodmak. Universal, 103 min. p/s

11:45 PM Too Late For Tears (1949) Lizabeth Scott & Don DeFore. Dir:  Byron Haskin. United Artists, 100 min. p/s

1:30 AM The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Lana Turner & John Garfield. Dir:  Tay Garnett. MGM, 113 min. p/s

3:30 AM Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum & Jane Greer. Dir:  Jacques Tourneur. RKO, 97 min. p/s

5:15 AM Human Desire (1954) Glenn Ford & Gloria Grahame. Dir:  Fritz Lang. Columbia, 91 min. p/s


SATURDAY, February 16

“Good afternoon, I sell accident insurance on husbands. You got one that’s been around too long? One you’d like to turn into a little hard cash?”


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

8:45 AM Laura (1944) Gene Tierney & Dana Andrews. Dir:  Otto Preminger. 20th Cent. Fox, 88 min. p/s

10:15 AM Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 102 min. p/s

12 PM Double Indemnity (1944) Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck. Dir:  Billy Wilder. Paramount, 107 min. p/s

2 PM Hoosiers (1986) Gene Hackman & Barbara Hershey. Dir:  David Anspaugh. Orion, 114 min. p/s

4 PM The Rains Came (1939) Tyrone Power & Myrna Loy. Dir:  Clarence Brown. 20th Cent. Fox, 105 min. p/s

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


“The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of control.”


8 PM THE ESSENTIALS:  The Fugitive (1993) Harrison Ford & Tommy Lee Jones. Dir:  Andrew Davis. WB, 130 min. Island-Exempt

10:15 AM Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Harrison Ford & Karen Allen. Dir:  Steven Spielberg. Paramount, 115 min. Island-Exempt

12:15 AM All The President’s Men (1976) Robert Redford & Dustin Hoffman. Dir:  Alan J. Pakula. WB, 138 min. p/s


“Count Dracula, monarch of all vampires, is dead, but his disciples live on.”


 2 45 AM The Brides of Dracula (1960) Peter Cushing & Martita Hunt. Dir:  Terence Fisher. Hammer Films, 85 min. p/s

4:15 AM The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966) Christopher Lee & Douglas Wilmer. Dir:  Don Sharp. Constantin Film, 94 min. p/s

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Week of February 10- 16, 2019


SOTM:  Thelma Ritter

The Essential:  The Fugitive (1993)

TCM Spotlight:  Femme Fatales

Silent Sunday:  “The Matinee Idol” (1928) & “The Way of the Strong” (1928)

TCM Import: “Le Corbeau” (1943) & Les Diaboliques (1955)

TCM Underground:  Bizarre Brides

Challenge #1:  Vacation Destination:  Vienna

Challenge #2:  Transportation:  Boats

Challenge #3:  Traveling Companions/Guest Programmer:  Nick & Nora Charles

Challenge #4:  Desert Island Films:  A Day of Movie Heaven


 TCM Premieres:

The Way of the Strong (1928) (Exempt PR)

Woman in Gold (2015) (Exempt PR)

Waltzes From Vienna (1934) (Exempt PR)

Dry Martini (1928) (Exempt PR)

Cocktail Hour (1933) (Exempt PR)

The Fugitive (1993) (Exempt PR)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (Exempt PR)

I’d Rather Be Rich (1964)

Heartburn (1986)

Don Juan Quilligan (1945)

The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Holiday (1930)

Last Holiday (1950)

Rounders (1998)

Casino Royale (2006)

Body Heat (1981)

Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981)


By decade:


1920’s:  6                                      1970’s:  1

1930’s:  23                                    1980’s:  5

1940’s:  30                                    1990’s:  2

1950’s:  18                                    2000’s:  1

1960’s:  10                                    2010’s:  1


A few notes:

Put a few people together on the water and all kinds of interesting stuff starts to happen.  Which is why Sunday AM begins with my Transportation Choice, Boats. Next is a salute to one of my favorite 1960’s duos, Jim Hutton & Paula Prentiss followed by “Esther Out Of Water.” Yes, occasionally, Esther Williams dipped her toe (so to speak) into films which did not require a bathing suit!  My late night selections are 2 silents directed by Frank Capra followed by 2 terrific Henri-Georges Clouzot films. Monday daytime has “Feisty Females of a Certain Age,” followed by “Not Really Dead,” those films where everybody talks non-stop about the deceased who then turns up alive. Surprise! Monday night, lovely Vienna is showcased as my vacation destination.  Tuesday starts with “Guardian Angels, followed by a couple of “Good Cop/Bad Cop” films.  Tuesday night is hosted by my Guest Programmers (and Traveling Companions) Nick & Nora Charles.  Mystery, murder and martinis dominate the evening with such films as “I Love A Mystery,” “Dry Martini” and “Cocktail Hour” (because Nick says: “It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.”) Other films include “Private Detective 62” (for obvious reasons) “I’d Rather Be Rich” (ditto) and “Bringing Up Baby,” starring Nick & Nora’s beloved “Asta.”

Wednesday daytime begins with a salute to screenwriter Bess Meredyth, who was a contemporary of Frances Marion’s, and also just happened to be the wife of director Michael Curtiz. It has long been speculated that Bess Meredyth (unofficially) contributed many great ideas to the script of “Casablanca.” Next, we go “On Holiday” and then, in keeping with the Vacation theme of Challenge #38, we have 3 James A. FitzPatrick travelogues followed by some films about high stakes card games. Thursday is Valentine’s Day so the emphasis is on “Heart” movies followed by films about that great lover, Don Juan. Thursday night is a salute to my Star Of The Month (whose birthday just happens to be on Valentine’s Day) the amazing Thelma Ritter. Friday begins with a salute to Vera-Ellen, then moves in a whole different direction with a few films about chain gangs and ends with my TCM Spotlight --  Femme Fatales. Saturday I am in “Movie Heaven” for many, many hours with my Desert Island Films (boy, was it hard to choose!) which includes my Essential, “The Fugitive,” starring Harrison Ford & Tommy Lee Jones.  The night (and the week) concludes with my TCM Underground offering, “Bizarre Brides.”



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Sunday July 14th, 2019

Morning Theme: Summertime in Paris: Programming Challenge #1: Vacation Destination

6:00am Les Enfants du Paradis (1945) Arletty and Jean-Louis Barrault, dir Marcel Carné Pathé 3h10min (p/s)

9:15am The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Charles Laughton and Cedric Hardwicke, dir William Dieterle RKO 1h54min (p/s)

11:15am Funny Face (1957) Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, dir Stanley Donen Paramount 1h43min (p/s)

1:00pm For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) Mel Blanc and Bea Benaderet, dir Charles M. “Chuck” Jones Warner Bros. 7min

1:15pm Forget Paris (1995) Billy Crystal and Debra Winger, dir Billy Crystal Columbia 1h41min (destination-exempt)

3:00pm La Vie en Rose (2007) Marion Cotillard and Gérard Depardieu, dir Olivier Dahan Légende Films 2h20min (destination-exempt)

5:30pm A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Ronald Colman and Elizabeth Allan, dir Jack Conway MGM 2h3min (p/s)

7:45pm French Rarebit (1951) Mel Blanc and Tedd Pierce, dir Robert McKimson Warner Bros. 7min Short


Evening Theme: A Little Bit of Judy for the Kids

8:00pm The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland and Frank Morgan, dir Victor Fleming MGM 1h41min (p/s)

9:45pm Gay Purr-ee (1962) Judy Garland and Robert Goulet, dir Abe Levitow UPA 1h25min (p/s)

11:15pm The Judy Garland Show (1962) Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra, dir Norman Jewison Famous Artists Productions 1h (p/s)


Sunday Silent Nights: The Future is Coming!

12:15am Metropolis (1927) Brigitte Helm and Gustav Fröhlich, dir Fritz Lang UFA 1h54min (p/s)


TCM Imports: Asian Cinema in the 1950’s

2:15am Pather Panchali (1955) Subir Banerjee and Kanu Banerjee, dir Satyajit Ray Government of West Bengal 2h5min (p/s)

4:30am Rashomon (1950) Toshiro Mifune and Michiko Kyō, dir Akira Kurosawa Daiei Films 1h28min (p/s)


Monday July 15th, 2019

Morning Theme: Born to be Wild: A Tribute to the Biker Movie (Programming Challenge #2): Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

6:00am Easy Rider (1969) Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, dir Dennis Hopper Raybert Productions 1h35min (p/s)

7:45am Sherlock Jr. (1924) Buster Keaton and Kathryn McGuire, dir Buster Keaton Metro Pictures Corporation 45min (p/s)

8:30am Beach Party (1963) Bob Cummings and Dorothy Malone, dir William Asher American International Pictures 1h41min (p/s)

10:15am On Any Sunday (1971) Bruce Brown and Steve McQueen, dir Bruce Brown Solar Productions 1h36min (p/s)

12:00pm Mad Max (1979) Mel Gibson and Joanne Samuel, dir George Miller Kennedy Miller Productions 1h33min (p/s)

1:45pm Mask (1985) Cher and Sam Elliott, dir Peter Bogdanovich Universal 1h59min (p/s)

3:45pm Quadrophenia (1979) Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash, dir Franc Roddam The Who Films 2h (transportation-exempt)

5:45pm The Wild One (1953) Marlon Brando and Mary Murphy, dir László Benedek, Columbia 1h19min (p/s)

7:15pm Mabel at the Wheel (1914) Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand, Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett Keystone Studios 18min (transportation-exempt)

7:45pm Match Your Mood (1968), Jam Handy Organization 7min Short


Evening Theme: TCM Star of the Month: Angela Lansbury

8:00pm The Reluctant Debutante (1958) Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h35min (p/s)

9:45pm All Fall Down (1962) Eva Marie Saint and Warren Beatty, dir John Frankenheimer MGM 1h50min (p/s)

11:35pm State of the Union (1948) Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, dir Frank Capra MGM 2h4min (p/s)

1:45am The Court Jester (1956) Danny Kaye and Glynis Johns, dir Melvin Frank and Norman Panama Paramount 1h41min (p/s)

3:30am Gaslight (1944) Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, dir George Cukor MGM 1h54min (p/s)

5:30am Heavenly Music (1943) Frederick Brady and Mary Elliott, dir Josef Berne MGM 22min Short


Tuesday July 16th, 2019

Morning Theme: The People Behind the Voices (A Tribute to Unsung Disney Voice Actors)

6:00am A Walk in the Sun (1945) Dana Andrews and Richard Conte, dir Lewis Milestone Fox 1h57min (p/s) (Sterling Holloway)

8:00am Doughboys (1930) Buster Keaton and Sally Ellers, dir Edward Sedgwick MGM 1h19min (p/s) (Edward Brophy and Cliff Edwards)

9:30am Picnic (1955) William Holden and Kim Novak, dir Joshua Logan Columbia 1h55min (p/s) (Verna Felton)

11:30am Willard (1971) Bruce Davison and Ernest Borgnine, dir Daniel Mann Bing Crosby Productions 1h35min (p/s) (J. Pat O’Malley)

1:15pm The Florodora Girl (1930) Marion Davies and Lawrence Gray, dir Harry Beaumont MGM 1h19min (p/s) (Walter Catlett)

2:45pm Full of Life (1956) Judy Holliday and Richard Conte, dir Richard Quine Columbia 1h31min (p/s) (Eleanor Audley)

4:30pm The Thing from Another World (1951) Margaret Sheridan and Kenneth Tobey, dir Christian Nyby Winchester Pictures Corporation 1h27min (p/s) (Paul Frees)

6:00pm The Wheeler Dealers (1963) James Garner and Lee Remick, dir Arthur Hiller MGM 1h47min (p/s) (Phil Harris)


Evening Theme: Treasures from the Disney Vault: Achievements in Animation, Effects and Artistry (With Special Guest Hosts Floyd Norman and Andreas Deja)

8:00pm The Snowball Express (1972) Dean Jones and Nancy Olson, dir Norman Tokar Walt Disney Pictures 1h33min Premiere

9:45pm All in a Nutshell (1949) Dessie Flynn and James MacDonald, dir Jack Hannah Walt Disney 7min (p/s)

10:00pm Out of Scale (1951) Dessie Flynn and James MacDonald, dir Jack Hannah Walt Disney 7min (p/s)

10:15pm Lonesome Ghosts (1937) Walt Disney and Clarence Nash, dir Burt Gillett Walt Disney 9min (p/s)

10:30pm That Darn Cat! (1965) Hayley Mills and Dean Jones, dir Robert Stevenson Walt Disney 1h56min Premiere

12:30am Disney’s Greatest Villains (1977) Hans Conreid, Walt Disney 1h Premiere

1:30am The Best of Disney Music: A Legacy in Song-Part I (1993) Angela Lansbury and Branford Marsalis, dir Don Mischer Walt Disney 1h Premiere

2:30am Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color: An Adventure in Color: Mathmagic Land (1961) Walt Disney and Paul Frees, dir Hamilton Luske et. al. Walt Disney 1h (p/s)

3:30am 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Kirk Douglas and James Mason, dir Richard Fleischer Walt Disney 2h7min (p/s)


Wednesday July 17th, 2019

Morning Theme: Six Months in a Leaky Boat with a Film Projector (TCM Programming Challenge #4): Desert Island Films

6:00am Back to the Future (1985) Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, dir Robert Zemeckis Universal 1h56min (p/s)

8:00am An American in Paris (1951) Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h53min (p/s)

10:00am The Thin Man (1934) William Powell and Myrna Loy, dir W.S. Van Dyke MGM 1h33min (p/s)

10:45am The Music Man (1962) Robert Preston and Shirley Jones, dir Morton DaCosta Warner Bros. 1h31min (p/s)

12:30pm Almost Famous (2000) Patrick Fugit and Billy Crudup, dir Cameron Crowe Vinyl Films 2h2min (p/s)

2:45pm Dazed and Confused (1993) Jason London and Wiley Wiggins, dir Richard Linklater Grammercy Pictures 1h42min (island-exempt)

4:30pm High Noon (1952) Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, dir Fred Zinnemann United Artists 1h25min (p/s)

6:00pm Grease (1978) John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, dir Randal Kleiser Paramount 1h50min (p/s)


Evening Theme: TCM Guest Programmer: Professor John Keating from Touchstone Pictures’ Dead Poets’ Society (1989)

8:00pm The Emperor’s Club (2002) Kevin Kline and Emile Hirsch, dir Michael Hoffman Universal 1h49min (companion-exempt)

10:00pm The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) Norma Shearer and Fredric March, dir Sidney Franklin MGM 1h50min (p/s)

12:00am Red River (1948) John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, dir Howard Hawks United Artists 2h7min (p/s)

2:15am Fort Apache (1948) John Wayne and Henry Fonda, dir John Ford RKO 2h5min (p/s)

4:30am The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, dir Ronald Neame Fox 1h56min (p/s)


Thursday July 18th, 2019

Morning Theme: How I Spent My Nostalgic Summer Vacation
6:00am Skippy (1931) Jackie Cooper and Robert Coogan, dir Norman Taurog Paramount 1h25min (p/s)

8:30am The Sandlot (1993) Tom Guiry and Mike Vitar, dir David Mickey Evans Fox 1h41min Premiere

10:15am Summer of ’42 (1971) Jennifer O’Neill and Gary Grimes, dir Robert Mulligan Warner Bros. 1h44min (p/s)

12:00pm Stand by Me (1986) Wil Wheaton and River Phoenix, dir Rob Reiner Columbia 1h29min (p/s)

1:30pm American Graffiti (1973) Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, dir George Lucas Universal 1h52min (p/s)

3:30pm Corvette Summer (1978) Mark Hamil and Annie Potts, dir Matthew Robbins MGM 1h44min (p/s)

5:15pm The Flamingo Kid (1984) Matt Dillon and Hector Elizondo, dir Garry Marshall Fox 1h40min Premiere


Afternoon Theme: 80 Years and Only One Grey Hare: A Tribute to Bugs Bunny

7:00pm Hare Tonic (1945) Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan, dir Charles M. “Chuck” Jones Warner Bros. 8min18sec Short

7:15pm Baseball Bugs (1946) Mel Blanc and Tedd Pierce, dir I. Friz Freleng Warner Bros. 7min Short

7:30pm Big Top Bunny (1951) Mel Blanc, dir Robert McKimson Warner Bros. 7min Short

7:45pm Water, Water Every Hare (1952) Mel Blanc and John T. Smith, dir Charles M. “Chuck” Jones Warner Bros. 7min Short


Evening Theme: TCM Spotlight: Directorial Debuts (Week 3: The 70’s and the 80’s)

8:00pm Performance (1970) James Fox and Mick Jagger, dir Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg Warner Bros. 1h45min (p/s)

9:45pm Play Misty for Me (1971) Clint Eastwood and Jessica Walter, dir Clint Eastwood The Malpaso Company 1h42min Premiere

11:30pm THX-1138 (1971) Robert Duvall and Donald Pleasence, dir George Lucas American Zoetrope 1h35min (p/s)

1:15am The Sugarland Express (1974) Goldie Hawn and Ben Johnson, dir Steven Spielberg Universal 1h50min (p/s)

3:15am The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Jim Henson and Frank Oz, dir Jim Henson Henson Associates 1h37min Premiere

5:00am She’s Gotta Have It (1986) Tracy Camilla Johns and Tommy Redmond Hicks, dir Spike Lee 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks 1h24min (p/s)


Friday July 19th, 2019

Morning Theme: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: My Own Personal Award Choices for the 1949 Year in Film

6:30am The Third Man (1949) Joseph Cotton and Valli, dir Carol Reed London Films 1h48min (p/s) (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor: Orson Welles)

8:30am All the King’s Men (1949) Broderick Crawford and John Ireland, dir Robert Rossen Columbia 1h49min (p/s) (Best Director: Robert Rossen and Best Supporting Actress: Mercedes McCambridge)

10:30am White Heat (1949) James Cagney and Virginia Mayo, dir Raoul Walsh Warner Bros. 1h54min (p/s) (Best Actor: James Cagney)

12:30am Adam’s Rib (1949) Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, dir George Cukor MGM 1h41min (p/s) (Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn)

2:15pm The Window (1949) Barbara Hale and Arthur Kennedy, dir Ted Tetzlaff RKO 1h13min (p/s) (Best Juvenile Performance: Bobby Driscoll)


Afternoon Theme: It’s a Dog’s Life: A Cinematic Tribute to Our Canine Friends

3:30pm Lassie Comes Home (1943) Pal and Roddy McDowell, dir Fred M. Wilcox MGM 1h29min (p/s)

5:00pm A Boy and His Dog (1946) Harry Davenport and Billy Sheffield, dir LeRoy Prinz Warner Bros. 21min (p/s)

5:30pm Greyfriars Bobby (1961) Donald Crisp and Laurence Naismith, dir Don Chaffey Walt Disney Pictures 1h27min Premiere

7:00pm Fonda on Fonda (1992) Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda, dir David Heeley Top Hat Productions 46min (p/s)


Evening Theme: Lady, Be Good!: “Ladies” of Film (with Special Guest Host Saoirse Ronan, star of 2017’s “Lady Bird”

8:00pm Lady Bird (2017) Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, dir Greta Gerwig Scott Rudin Productions 1h33min Premiere

9:45pm Lady in the Dark (1944) Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland, dir Mitchell Leisen Paramount 1h40min (p/s)

11:30pm Lady for a Day (1933) May Robson and Warren William, dir Frank Capra Columbia 1h36min (p/s)

1:15am The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) Myrna Loy and Max Baer, dir W.S. Van Dyke and Howard Hawks MGM 1h42min (p/s)


Evening Theme 2: Youth in the Cold War

3:00am October Sky (1999) Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Cooper, dir Joe Johnston Universal 1h47min Premiere

5:00am The Iron Giant (1999) Eli Marienthal and Vin Diesel, dir Brad Bird Warner Bros. 1h27min Premiere


Saturday July 20th, 2019

Morning Theme: The Eternal Struggle: Films About God and the Devil

6:30am Oh, God! (1977) George Burns and John Denver, dir Carl Reiner Warner Bros. 1h38min (p/s)

8:15am The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) Edward Arnold and Walter Huston, dir William Dieterle RKO 1h47min (p/s)

10:15am The Ten Commandments (1956) Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner, dir Cecil B. DeMille Paramount 3h40min (p/s)

2:00pm Bedazzled (1967) Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, dir Stanley Donen Fox 1h43min (p/s)


Early Evening Theme: I’m Going to Disneyland!!!

3:45pm 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) Tony Curtis and Suzanne Pleshette, dir Norman Jewison Universal 1h46min Premiere

5:45pm Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, dir John Lee Hancock Walt Disney Studios 2h5min Premiere


Evening Theme: The Essentials: The Films of Norman Jewison

8:00pm In the Heat of the Night (1967) Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, dir Norman Jewison The Mirisch Corporation 1h49min (p/s)

10:00pm Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson, dir Norman Jewison Universal 1h46min (p/s)

12:00pm Moonstruck (1987) Cher and Nicolas Cage, dir Norman Jewison MGM 1h42min (p/s)

1:45pm It’s Dental Flossophy, Charlie Brown (1979) Bill Melendez and Michelle Muller Bill Melendez Productions 6min Short


Evening Theme 2: TCM Underground: The Black Experience in the 1980’s (with Special Guest Host Robert Townsend)

2:00am The Brother from Another Planet (1984) Joe Morton and Darryl Edwards, dir John Sayles Cinecom Pictures 1h44min Exempt Premiere

3:45am Hollywood Shuffle (1987) Robert Townsend and Anne-Marie Johnson, dir Robert Townsend The Samuel Goldwyn Company 1h18min Exempt Premiere

5:15am Making Do the Right Thing (1989) Danny Aiello and Jennie Bourne, dir St. Clair Bourne 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks 1h Exempt Premiere

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Week of July 14th - 20th, 2019
SOTM: Angela Lansbury
The Essentials: In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Silent Sunday Nights: Metropolis (1927)
TCM Imports: Pather Panchali (1956) and Rashomon (1950)
TCM Spotlight: Directorial Debuts
TCM Underground: The Brother from Another Planet (1984), Hollywood Shuffle (1987) and Making Do the Right Thing (1989)

Challenge #36
1. Goofy Shorts: How to Play Baseball (1942)
2. Star Wars: Fathers on Screen with Darth Vader
3. New SOTM: Jane Fonda
4. Optional Challenge: Treasures from the Disney Vault with Special Guest Host Tony Anselmo

Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Time Bandits (1981)
9 to 5 (1980)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)
Othello (1995)
The Little Kidnappers (1953)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

Exempt Premieres
Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Sandlot (1993)
Bull Durham (1988)
The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color: Cavalcade of Songs (1955)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
True-Life Adventures: The African Lion (1955)
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
The Love Bug (1968)
Quadrophenia (1979)

Totals for Each Decade
1910’s 1
1920’s 1
1930’s 14
1940’s 20
1950’s 27
1960’s 14
1970’s 7
1980’s 13
1990’s 7
2000’s 1
2010’s 1


(I'll change the rest of these tomorrow).


Ah Paris! Magic! And in the summertime, it’s simply beautiful! Sunday starts with a series of movies set in the City of Lights. Starting with Marcel Carné’s romantic epic masterpiece Les Enfants du Paradis, we journey through gay Paree with the likes of Fred Astaire, Marion Cotillard and even Bugs Bunny. Cotillard’s masterful performance as the tragic, yet triumphant chanteuse Edith Piaf in Olivier Dahan’s La Vie en Rose will make its debut on TCM as will Billy Crystal’s 1995 directorial debut, the rom-com Forget Paris. In the evening hours, Judy Garland stars in a family friendly double feature that includes the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz and the 1962 animated feature Gay Purr-ee. After a riotous Norman Jewison-directed episode of Judy Garland’s TV show co-starring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin from 1962, TCM’s Silent Sunday Nights brings us an eerie vision of the future with Fritz Lang’s landmark Metropolis from 1927. TCM Imports celebrates the best of Asian cinema from the 1950’s with a double feature of Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali and Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 epic Rashomon.

Like a true nature’s child we were born, born to be wild! And so are the stars of these movies! Monday kicks off with a slate of films about life on the open road on a big black Harley Davidson motorcycle. Frequent TCM favorites such as Marlon Brando in The Wild One and Dennis Hopper’s counterculture classic Easy Rider from 1969 will be shown as will 1985’s Mask and the Charlie Chaplin-Mabel Normand silent short film Mabel at the Wheel from 1914. After an exciting look at Tupperware (did somebody say Match Your Mood), we salute the wonderfully talented Angela Lansbury, Jessica Fletcher herself. As Angela Lansbury was a huge star at MGM, most of these films will have been shown plenty on TCM, but I believe they are still worth watching particularly due to the presence of Angela Lansbury. Gaslight and The Reluctant Debutante are among the highlights, and underrated Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy vehicle State of the Union stands out due to Lansbury’s performance.


Tuesday is Disney Day on TCM and we’re doubling down with two programming slates of Disney movies. The morning showcases films starring Disney voice actors. First Winnie the Pooh helps an allied battalion hold off the Germans in A Walk in the Sun. Then Timothy J. Mouse tries to stop Buster Keaton from stealing the woman he loves while Jiminy Cricket plays the ukulele in Edward Sedgwick’s Doughboys from 1930. The morning will also show off the serious acting skills of The Fairy Godmother, Colonel Hathi, J. Worthington Foulfellow, Maleficent, Ludwig von Drake and Baloo. In the afternoon, animators Andreas Deja and Floyd Norman join host Leonard Maltin for another iteration of Treasures from the Disney Vault. The animation legends talk about their times at the Disney Studios, Floyd during the transitional period and Andreas during the Disney Renaissance before showcasing another great lineup of Disney programming. This includes the premieres of The Snowball Express from 1972 and That Darn Cat! from 1965.


Wednesday kicks off with a slate of my favorite films including the premiere of Richard Linklater’s rock and roll love letter to teenage abandonment Dazed and Confused and the high stepping and fashionable musical duo of The Music Man and An American in Paris. All of these films mentioned truly made me think more about the power of film and I feel they best represent my enjoyment of the cinematic media. It also gives me an excuse to watch Grease. In the evening, our special guest programmer is the well-respected John Keating, professor of literature at Welton Academy who has volunteered his time to give us a fascinating look into his favorite movies including his two most-loved John Wayne films. The professor shares his love of the cinema and poetry by introducing his favorite film about a teacher, 2002’s The Emperor’s Club which will be making its debut on TCM. He hopes you enjoy this time together.

Thursday sees a slate of nostalgia summer movies including the 1993 baseball film The Sandlot, which will be making its long-awaited debut and is a favorite of mine from my childhood. In the evening, after a tribute to cartoon legend and icon Bugs Q. Bunny (I decided to give him a nickname), we wrap up an exciting Thursday with a salute to directorial debuts by such auteurs as Spike Lee and Steven Spielberg as well as the debut of one of my favorite offerings from Kermit and his friends, The Great Muppet Caper, the directorial debut of Muppets creator Jim Henson.

On Friday, we switch to a salute to the films of 1949, a usually unheralded year when compared to the year that occurred a decade prior, but one that is not without its fair share of cinematic riches. These include Carol Reed’s suspense masterpiece The Third Man and Katharine Hepburn’s strong performance as Amanda Bonner in George Cukor’s comedy Adam’s Rib. In the evening we salute the four-legged canine set with a salute to dogs and their masters. We then hand it over to Ben Mankiewicz and special guest co-host, Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan for a night of “Ladies” at the Movies. Four films with the word “lady” in the title including Ronan’s own film Lady Bird directed by Greta Gerwig. Friday is also the second most exciting of the days of the week because TCM  will debut two films on the channel revolving around the subject of kids during the Cold War. These films, both oddly enough released in the year 1999, are the coming-of-age drama October Sky and the animated cult classic The Iron Giant.

Saturday caps off the week with a series of films dealing with the contentious nature of good vs evil as personified by God and the devil. These include the 1941 classic The Devil and Daniel Webster starring Walter Huston as the Lord of Darkness and the comedy Oh God! which offers a very unique perspective about our perception of God. I’m going to Disneyworld! But I’m not the only one, as the afternoon showcase on Disney as the vacation capital of California would attest to. 40 Pounds of Trouble starring Tony Curtis and Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney himself will make their TCM debuts. After what I think is a long-awaited and deserved tribute to birthday boy and fellow Canuck Norman Jewison, TCM brings us one final guest host, acclaimed film director Robert Townsend to present a trio of films exploring the African-American experience during the 1980’s including the premieres of The Brother from Another Planet starring Joe Morton and directed by John Sayles and Townsend’s own Hollywood Shuffle, a hilarious satire of the film industry from 1987.

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AUGUST 4, 2019

Daytime Theme: Starring Jean Seberg

6:00am BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958) Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg. Dir. Otto Preminger. Columbia. 93 mins. (p/s).

7:45am LILLTH (1964) Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda. Dir. Robert Rossen. Columbia. 114 mins. (p/s).

9:45am A FINE MADNESS (1966) Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg. Dir. Irvin Kershner. Warner Brothers. 104 mins. (p/s).

11:30am BREATHLESS (1961) Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Liliane David. Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Films Around the World. 89 mins. (p/s).

Daytime Theme: Moons Over My Hammy

1:00pm PAPER MOON (1973) Ryan O’Neal, Tatum O’Neal, Madeline Kahn. Dir. Peter Bogdanovich. Paramount. 102 mins. (p/s).

2:45pm THE MOON-SPINNERS (1964) Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Pola Negri. Dir. James Neilson. Disney. 119 mins. (premiere #1).

4:45pm MOONTIDE (1942) Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell. Dir. Archie Mayo & Fritz Lang. Fox. 94 mins. (premiere #2).

6:30pm BLOOD ON THE MOON (1948) Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston. Dir. Robert Wise. RKO. 86 mins. (p/s).

Primetime: Starring George Peppard

8:00pm WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT FEELING GOOD? (1968) George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Dom DeLuise. Dir. George Seaton. Universal. 94 mins. (premiere #3).

9:45pm THE BLUE MAX (1966) George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress. Dir. John Guillermin. Fox. 156 mins. (premiere #4).


12:30am DADDY LONG LEGS (1919) Mary Pickford, Milla Davenport, Miss Percy Haswell. Dir. Marshall A. Neilan. First National Pictures. 85 mins. (p/s).


2:00am LA BETE HUMAINE (1938) Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux. Dir. Jean Renoir. Paris Film. 100 mins. (p/s).

3:45am LE PLAISIR (1952) Jean Gabin, Madeleine Renaud, Danielle Darrieux. Dir. Max Ophuls. CCFC Films. 97 mins. (p/s).

5:30am TRAVEL TALKS: PARIS ON PARADE (1938) short. 9 mins. (p/s).

5:45am TRAVEL TALKS: ROMANTIC RIVIERA (1951) short. 9 mins. (p/s).


AUGUST 5, 2019

Daytime Theme: Goodbye Norma Jean.

6:00am WE’RE NOT MARRIED! (1952) Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen, Marilyn Monroe. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Fox. 85 mins. (premiere #5).

7:30am AS YOUNG AS YOU FEEL (1951) Monty Wooley, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe. Dir. Harmon Jones. Fox. 70 mins. (premiere #6).

8:45am ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders. Dir. Joseph Mankiewicz. Fox. 138 mins. (p/s).

11:15am NIAGARA (1953) Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters. Dir. Henry Hathaway. Fox. 88 mins. (p/s).

12:45pm THE MISFITS (1961) Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift. Dir. John Huston. United Artists. 124 mins. (p/s).

Daytime Theme: Featuring May Robson

3:00pm THE PERFECT SPECIMEN (1937) Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell, May Robson. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 82 mins. (premiere #7).

4:30pm BRINGING UP BABY (1938) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, May Robson. Dir. Howard Hawks. RKO. 100 mins. (p/s).

6:15pm LADY FOR A DAY (1933) Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee. Dir. Frank Capra. Columbia. 88 mins. (p/s).

7:45pm DELICIOUS DISHES (1950) 12 mins. Short.

SOTM: Charles Coburn

8:00pm THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943) Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn. Dir. George Stevens. Columbia. 101 mins. (p/s).

9:45pm THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES (1941) Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn. Dir. Sam Wood, Charles Coburn. Dir. Irving Cummings. 89 mins. (p/s).

11:15pm THE LADY EVE (1941) Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn. Dir. Preston Sturges. Paramount. 90 mins. (p/s).

12:45pm B.F.’s DAUGHTER (1948) Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Charles Coburn. Dir. Robert Z. Leonard. MGM. 108 mins. (p/s).

2:45am HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL (1952) Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn. Dir. Douglas Sirk. Universal. 86 mins. (premiere #8).

4:15am A ROYAL SCANDAL (1945) Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter. Dir. Otto Preminger. Fox. 94 mins. (p/s).


AUGUST 6, 2019

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Lucille Ball!

6:00am BEAUTY FOR THE ASKING (1939) Lucille Ball, Patric Knowles, Donald Woods. Dir. Glenn Tryon. RKO. 68 mins. (p/s).

7:15am A GIRL, A GUY AND A GOB (1941) George Murphy, Lucille Ball, Edmond O’Brien. Dir. Richard Wallace. RKO. 90 mins. (p/s).

8:45am THE AFFAIRS OF ANNABEL (1938) Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball, Ruth Donnelly. Dir. Ben Stoloff. RKO. 68 mins. (p/s).

10:00am NEXT TIME I MARRY (1938) Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Lee Bowman. Dir. Garson Kanin. RKO. 59 mins. (p/s).

11:00am TOO MANY GIRLS (1940) Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Desi Arnaz. Dir. George Abbott. RKO. 85 mins. (p/s).

12:30pm FIVE CAME BACK (1939) Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie. Dir. John Farrow. RKO. 74 mins. (p/s).

Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Robert Mitchum!

1:45pm OUT OF THE PAST (1947) Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. Dir. Jacques Tourneur. RKO. 95 mins. (p/s).

3:30pm THE LOCKET (1946) Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum. Dir. John Brahm. RKO. 85 mins. (p/s).

5:00pm CROSSFIRE (1947) Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan. Dir. Edward Dmytryk. RKO. 86 mins. (p/s).

6:30pm MACAO (1952) Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix. Dir. Josef von Sternberg. RKO. 81 mins. (p/s).

Challenge #3, Guest Programmer aka Traveling Companion, “Daphne,” from Some Like it Hot

8:00pm I MARRIED A MALE WAR BRIDE (1949) Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall. Dir. Howard Hawks. Fox. 105 mins. (p/s).

9:45pm THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (1940) George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers. 93 mins.  (p/s).

11:30pm COVER GIRL (1944) Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman. Dir. Charles Vidor. Columbia. 105 mins. (p/s).

1:15am THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942) Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor. Dir. Preston Sturges. Paramount. 88 mins. (p/s).

2:45am A MILLIONAIRE FOR CHRISTY (1951) Fred MacMurray, Eleanor Parker, Richard Carlson. Dir. George Marshall. 89 mins. Fox. (p/s).

4:15am TOO LATE BLUES (1962) Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Cliff Carnell. Dir. John Cassavetes. Paramount. 100 mins. (p/s).


AUGUST 7, 2019

Daytime Theme: "Here's the Story..."

6:00am THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) James Stewart, June Allyson, Henry Morgan. Dir. Anthony Mann. Universal. 115 mins. (p/s).

8:00am THE GENE KRUPA STORY (1960) Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren. Dir. Don Weis. Columbia. 101 mins. (p/s).

9:45am THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY (1956) Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten. Dir. Valentine Davies. Universal. 115 mins. (p/s).

11:45am THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (1978) Gary Busey, Charles Martin Smith, Don Stroud. Dir. Steve Rash. Columbia. 115 mins. (p/s).

Daytime Theme: Terrified Women

1:45pm JULIE (1956) Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan. Dir. Andrew L. Stone. MGM. 97 mins. (p/s).

3:30pm MIDNIGHT LACE (1960) Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin. Dir. David Miller. Universal. 107 mins. (p/s).

5:30pm SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (1948) Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards. Dir. Anatole Litvak. Paramount. 89 mins. (p/s).

7:00pm PRIVATE SCREENINGS (2005) Robert Osborne, Lauren Bacall. 49 mins. (p/s)

Primetime Theme: TCM Spotlight: Tribute to 1939

8:00pm THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. Dir. Victor Fleming & King Vidor. MGM. 97 mins. (p/s).

9:45pm DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1939) Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer. Dir. George Marshall. Universal. 94 mins. (p/s).

11:30pm LOVE AFFAIR (1939) Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya. Dir. Leo McCarey. RKO. 97 mins. (p/s).

1:15am NINOTCHKA (1939) Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire. Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. MGM. 110 mins. (p/s).

3:15am THE WOMEN (1939) Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell. Dir. George Cukor. MGM. 133 mins. (p/s).

5:30am THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TUPPERWARE (1959) Short. 29 mins. (p/s).


AUGUST 8, 2019

Daytime Theme: Challenge #1, Vacation Challenge: Paris, “The City of Lights”

6:00am FUNNY FACE (1957) Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson. Dir. Stanley Donen. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s).

7:45am TAKE HER, SHE’S MINE (1963) James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows. Dir. Henry Koster. 98 mins. (p/s).

9:30am MOULIN ROUGE! (2001) Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo. Dir. Baz Luhrman. Fox. 126 mins. (premiere, destination-EXEMPT).

11:45am AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant. Dir. Vincente Minnellli. MGM. 113 mins. (p/s).

1:45pm HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach. Dir. William Wyler. Fox. 127 mins. (p/s).

4:00pm PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES (1964) William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Gregoire Aslan. Dir. Richard Quine. Paramount. 110 mins. (p/s).

6:00pm THE PRIVATE AFFAIRS OF BEL AMI (1947) George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Ann Dvorak. Dir. Albert Lewin. United Artists. 110 mins. (p/s).

Primetime: Steamy Summer Romances

8:00pm A SUMMER PLACE (1959) Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee. Dir. Delmer Daves. Warner Brothers. 130 mins. (p/s).

10:15pm PICNIC (1955) William Holden, Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell. Dir. Joshua Logan. Columbia. 113 mins. (p/s).

12:15am SUMMERTIME (1955) Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda. Dir. David Lean. United Artists. 98 mins. (p/s).

2:00am TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount. 103 mins. (p/s).

3:45am DIRTY DANCING (1987) Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach.  Dir. Emile Ardolino. Lionsgate. 99 mins. (premiere #9).

5:30am THE CRUISE OF THE ZACA (1952) Errol Flynn. Short. 17 mins.


AUGUST 9, 2019

All Day Theme: Desert Island Movies

6:00am THE LONG, LONG TRAILER (1954) Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM. 95 mins. (p/s).

7:45am GIDGET (1959) Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson. Dir. Paul Wendkos. Columbia. 94 mins. (p/s).

9:30am MILDRED PIERCE (1945) Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Ann Blyth. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 109 mins. (p/s).

11:30am GENTLEMAN JIM (1942) Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers. 104 mins. (p/s).

1:15pm CASABLANCA (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 99 mins. (p/s).

3:00pm CAGED! (1950) Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby. Dir. John Cromwell. Warner Brothers. 96 mins. (p/s)

4:45pm SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Dir. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen. MGM. 102 mins. (p/s).

6:30pm THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE (1995) Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Michael McKean. Dir. Betty Thomas. Paramount. 89 mins. (premiere, Island--EXEMPT).

Primetime: Challenge #2, Transportation: Spaceships

8:00pm STAR WARS: EPISODE IV—A NEW HOPE (1977) Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill. Dir. George Lucas. Fox. 121 mins. (premiere, transportation-EXEMPT). (The Millennium Falcon & Death Star)

10:15pm STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley. Dir. Robert Wise. Paramount. 132 mins. (premiere, transportation-EXEMPT). (The USS Enterprise)

12:30am ALIEN (1979) Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm. Dir. Ridley Scott. Fox. 124 mins. (p/s). (The USCSS Nostromo).

2:45am BARBARELLA (1968) Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg. Dir. Roger Vadim. Paramount. 98 mins. (p/s). (Alpha 7).

4:30am SPACEBALLS (1987) Mel Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy. Dir. Mel Brooks. MGM. 96 mins. (p/s). (Spaceball I).


AUGUST 10, 2019

Day Theme: “Ladies Man, Man’s Man, Man About Town”

6:15am THE ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN (1949) Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Warner Brothers. 110 mins. (p/s).

8:15am COME BLOW YOUR HORN (1963) Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb, Molly Picon. Dir. Bud Yorkin. Paramount. 112 mins. (p/s).

10:15am THE TENDER TRAP (1955) Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne. Dir. Charles Walters. MGM. 110 mins. (p/s).

12:15pm THAT FUNNY FEELING (1965) Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Donald O’Connor. Dir. Richard Thorpe. Universal. 93 mins. (p/s).

2:00pm ALFIE (1966) Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin. Dir. Lewis Gilbert. Paramount. 114 mins. (p/s)

4:00pm TOO MANY WOMEN (1932) Short. 19 mins. (p/s).

4:30pm PILLOW TALK (1959) Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Dir. Michael Gordon. Universal. 105 mins. (p/s).

6:15pm DOWN WITH LOVE (2003) Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson. Dir. Peyton Reed. Fox. 94 mins. (premiere #10).

Primetime: The Essentials, Burt Lancaster’s Body

8:00pm TRAPEZE (1956) Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida. Dir. Carol Reed. United Artists. 102 mins. (p/s).

9:45pm THE SWIMMER (1968) Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule. Dir. Frank Perry. Columbia. 94 mins. (p/s).

11:30pm THE CRIMSON PIRATE (1952) Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok. Dir. Robert Siodmak. Warner Brothers. 104 mins. (p/s).

1:15am THE HEART OF SHOW BUSINESS (1957) Short. 40 mins.  

TCM UNDERGROUND: Movies Based on Toys

2:00am MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (1987) Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Courteney Cox. Dir. Gary Goddard. MGM. 106 mins. (EXEMPT- premiere).

4:00am THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE (1987) Anthony Newley, Mackenzie Astin, Katie Barberi. Dir. Rod Amateau. Atlantic. 100 mins. (EXEMPT- premiere).

5:45am MATCH YOUR MOOD (1968) Short. 7 mins. (p/s).

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Week of August 4-August 10, 2019 

Star of the Month:  Charles Coburn

The Essential: Trapeze (1956)

TCM Spotlight:  Tribute to Hollywood's Greatest Year: 1939

Silent Sunday Night: Daddy Long Legs (1919)

TCM Import: Simone Simon, Le Bete Humaine (1938) & Le Plaisir (1952)

TCM Underground:  Movies Based on Toys, Masters of the Universe (1987) and The Garbage Pail Kids (1987)

Challenge #1:  Dream Vacation, "Paris: City of Lights"

Challenge #2:  Transportation, Spaceships

Challenge #3:  Traveling Companion/Guest Programmer, "Daphne" Some Like it Hot

Challenge #4:  Desert Island Films, Daytime Tribute


 TCM Premieres:

Moulin Rouge! (2001) DESTINATION-EXEMPT

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) ISLAND-EXEMPT

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) TRANSPORTATION-EXEMPT

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) TRANSPORTATION-EXEMPT

The Moon-Spinners (1964)

Moontide (1947)

What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

The Blue Max (1966)

We're Not Married! (1952)

As Young As You Feel (1951)

The Perfect Specimen (1937)

Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Down With Love (2003)


By decade:

1910s- 1


1930s- 15

1940s- 22

1950s- 31

1960s- 19

1970s- 5

1980s- 4

1990s- 1

2000s- 3


Sunday we start off with a group of films starring Jean Seberg.  Seberg was discovered by Otto Preminger in the late 1950s and starred in a series of films with him.  Later in the 1960s, she became a symbol of French cinema.  Her career was over by the 1970s when it became known that she was affliated with the Black Panther party.  In the afternoon, we're over the moon for a series of diverse films--everything from a black and white film set in the 1930s that won 10-year old Tatum O'Neal an Oscar, to a Disney film starring Disney starlet, Hayley Mills, to a noir with Ida Lupino and finally a movie set on a ranch starring Robert Mitchum.  In the evening, we have a double feature of TCM premieres starring George Peppard, who later became famous for starring as John "Hannibal" Smith, leader of The A-Team.  Finally, we conclude the evening with our Sunday Silent Night feature starring Mary Pickford and our TCM Imports with a double feature starring Simone Simon.

Monday, we're paying tribute to Marilyn Monroe who passed away this day 57 years ago.  We're featuring two premieres of early Marilyn Monroe performances followed by one of her most famous roles and her last completed film.  One thing I love about classic films are the cranky old ladies who tell everyone what's what.  This afternoon, we're featuring one of my favorite crabby ladies, May Robson.  This triple feature will include the premiere of a rarely seen Errol Flynn film, the aptly named The Perfect Specimen.  In the evening, we're paying tribute to star of the month Charles Coburn.

On Tuesday, we're celebrating two birthdays.  Lucille Ball, "The First Lady of Television" starts off the day with a series of some of my favorite films of hers from her RKO years.  In the afternoon, Robert Mitchum takes the spotlight in some of his best noir films. In the evening, we're joined by the hilarious Daphne who can be seen in Some Like it Hot. A selection of Daphne's favorite films has been scheduled for this evening. 

Wednesday morning we have a series of films scheduled that tell the life story of four different popular musicians.  In the afternoon, we're watching three terrified women fight for their lives. In the evening, we're paying tribute to 1939, the year which as been called "Hollywood's Greatest" due to the sheer number of hit films that were created. One of my favorite short films, The Wonderful World of Tupperware concludes the evening. 

All day Thursday, we're exploring Paris, the "city of lights."  I'd love to go to this city.  It's full of history, it has great food and gorgeous architecture and music.  In the evening, things are heating up with a series of hot summer romances.  

Friday is a day on the beach (or island) where we're being treated to a series of my favorite films.  I've got my favorite film of all time: The Long, Long Trailer, followed by my favorite teen beach movie, film noir, boxing/Errol movie, romance movie, ladies in prison movie, musical, and comedy.  Friday evening we're traveling to space on a bunch of cool spaceships and meeting a variety of interesting characters along the way.  Let's stop in the cantina on the way back!

On Saturday, we're meeting up with a bunch of playboys who will inevitably be tamed by the film's conclusion.  Frank Sinatra played the swingin' bachelor often and he always had the coolest apartments! Down With Love a pastiche film celebrating the 1960s sex comedies is premiering this afternoon.  In the evening, we're ogling Burt Lancaster and watching a triple feature of his most body-conscious films.  For our TCM Underground feature, we're showing a double feature of two of the worst films to ever come out of the 1980s--both based on 1980s toys! The Garbage Pail Kids aren't even a toy, they are a card! The evening concludes with my second favorite short, Match Your Mood--my refrigerator is so boring!

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9 hours ago, LonesomePolecat said:

All great schedules, but JamesStewartFan won my heart with all that classic animation-- Disney, Bugs, Charlie Brown, and The Iron Giant -- I would never leave the couch!

Got it. And thank you once again LP for those wonderful Now Playing guides you always design!


8 hours ago, skimpole said:


Thanks for voting skimpole!

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Just a quick reminder that the voting deadline is this Friday, March 9th at midnight. We currently have a very tight race, so if you haven't voted yet, and would like to, be sure to either reply here or send me a PM. Thanks again!

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I've been a longtime lurker on these threads, but I've never voted before! I think I've always been a little nervous that there might be few enough votes, that mine might actually have an impact! But all the hard work you folks put in, my gosh, the least I can do is show my appreciation by casting a vote. I've often toyed with the idea of designing a schedule of my own. Once I even played around with formatting one, but I gave up after about half an hour, seeing how hard it actually was. So, all six of you who put schedules together this time, you definitely have my appreciation!

I loved all the schedules, but I cast my vote for the schedule submitted by Speedracer5. It had the most movies I would want to watch. Charles Coburn! That spaceship movie lineup! Those desert island movies! Those Paris movies! Yes, that's my pick.

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Just wanted to thank Stevomachino for creating such a great, great challenge.  I thought it was brilliant and, from the look of all of the incredibly creative schedules that were submitted, clearly everybody else thought it was a wonderful challenge, too.  Thanks, Stevo!


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6 hours ago, sewhite2000 said:

I cast my vote for the schedule submitted by Speedracer5

Thanks for voting sewhite! Hopefully you'll reconsider programming a schedule sometime. It really is so much fun, and I know you'd come up with a great schedule!


6 hours ago, lydecker said:

Just wanted to thank Stevomachino for creating such a great, great challenge.  I thought it was brilliant and, from the look of all of the incredibly creative schedules that were submitted, clearly everybody else thought it was a wonderful challenge, too.  Thanks, Stevo!


Thank you lydecker. That's very nice of you to say. It's been a pleasure hosting this challenge, and reading all six wonderful schedules!

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