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[b]Voting Thread for TCM Challenge: Love Potion #9[/b]


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I am thrilled that so many posters took the time to participate in this challenge. Eight people took up the gauntlet this time! Though I am sorry that Patful has asked to be removed from the Voting Schedules.

 

The rules were to program a week of TCM programming, including seven premieres and include programming for The Essentials, Silent Sundays, TCM Imports and TCM Underground.

 

They had to include a Star of the Month and one evening to Movies they Love- these choices would tell all of us soemthing about the challenger and those films that are significant to them.

 

As in the past, voting for a favorite schedule is open to those Board Members who were registered on the first day of the Programming Challenge. (In this edition, that means any Board Member who was registered on or before *February 1st*.)

 

One can vote by posting a message in this thread or, if one wishes to remain anonymous for whatever reason, can send their vote to me in a Private Message. The voting will remain open until Midnight *Saturday March 15th* (PST). (That's Midnight between Saturday and Sunday.)

 

The Challenger with the highest vote total will have the honor of Moderating the next Programming Challenge.

 

I have been trying to post the schedules with links and have had absolutely no luck getting the links to work.

 

I will post the individual schedules in the next eight posts. I apologize for the technical difficulties and hope you will bear with me so that the voting may begin!

 

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*Movieman1957's schedule:*

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=8051813#8051813

 

Sunday ? Nov. 2

 

?Worth Getting Up For?

6:00am ? That?s Entertainment ? 1974 ? Fred Astaire ? 132m ? MGM

8:15am ? Summer Stock ? 1950 ? Gene Kelly ? 109m ? MGM

10:00am ? The Band Wagon ? 1953 ? Fred Astaire ? 112m ? MGM

 

?Angels?

12:00pm ? Here Comes Mr. Jordan ? 1941 ? Robert Montgomery ? 93m ? Col.

1:45pm ? Cabin In The Sky ? 1943 ? Ethel Waters ? 98m ? MGM

3:30pm ? Angels In The Outfield ? 1951 ? Paul Douglas ? 99m ? MGM

5:30pm ? A Guy Named Joe ? 1944 ? Spencer Tracy ? 121m ? MGM

 

7:35pm ? Heavenly Music ? 1943 ? Short ? 22m ? MGM

 

?By Tennessee Williams?

8:00pm ? The Rose Tattoo ? 1956 ? Burt Lancaster ? 117m ? Paramount ? PS

10:00pm ? The Glass Menagerie ? 1950 ? Kirk Douglas ? 106m ? WB ? Premiere

 

?Silent Sunday Nights?

Midnight ? Rosita ? 1923 ? Mary Pickford ? 117m ? UA

 

?TCM Imports?

2:00am ? I Live In Fear ? 1955 ? Dir: Kurosawa ? 113m

 

4:00am ? The Magnificent Seven ? 1960 ? Yul Brynner ? 128m ? UA

 

Monday Nov. 3

 

?Snap Shots?

6:15am ? Don?t Fence Me In ? 1945 ? Roy Rogers ? 71m ? Republic ? PS

7:30am ? Funny Face ? 1957 ? Audrey Hepburn ? 103m ? Paramount ? PS

9:30am ? Picture Snatcher ? 1933 ? James Cagney ? 75m ? WB

11:00am ? Murder In Greenwich Village ? 1937 ? Richard Arlen ? 68m ? Col.

 

?Birthday Salute To John Barry?

12:30pm ? S?ance On A Wet Afternoon ? 1964 - Kim Stanley ? 115m ? PS

2:30pm ? Somewhere In Time ? 1980 ? Christopher Reeve ? 104m ? Uni ? PS

4:30pm ? Born Free ? 1966 ? Virginia McKenna ? 95m ? Columbia

6:15pm ? The Quiller Memorandum ? 1966 ? George Segal ? 105m ? Fox ? PS

 

?Cruisin??

8:00pm ? Abandon Ship ? 1957 ? Tyrone Power ? 100m ? Col.

10:00pm ? Dante?s Inferno ? 1935 ? Spencer Tracy ? 90m ? Fox ? Premiere

11:30pm ? Juggernaut ? 1974 ? Richard Harris ? 109m ? UA

1:30am ? Monkey Business ? 1931 ? Marx Bros. ? 78m ? Paramount ? PS

3:00am ? We?re Not Dressing ? 1934 ? Bing Crosby ? 80m ? Paramount ? PS

4:30am ? Love Affair ? 1939 - Irene Dunne - 85m ? RKO

 

Tuesday Nov. 4

 

?Hunted?

6:00am ? DOA ? 1950 ? Edmund O?Brien ? 83m ? UA

7:30am ? Background To Danger ? 1943 - George Raft ? 80m ? WB

9:00am ? Dangerous Mission ? 1954 ? Victor Mature ? 75m ?RKO

10:30am ? Saboteur ? 1942 ? Robert Cummings ? 108m ? Uni ? PS

 

?Presidents?

12:30pm ? Seven Days in May ? 1964 ? Burt Lancaster ? 120m ? Paramount ? PS

2:45pm ? Tennessee Johnson ? 1942 ? Van Heflin ? 100m ? MGM

4:45pm ? Wilson ? 1945 ? Alexander Knox ? 158m ? Fox ? Premiere

 

7:40pm ? Teddy The Rough-Rider ? 1940 ? 19m ? Vitaphone

 

?Election Night?

8:00pm ? The Great Man Votes ? 1939 ? John Barrymore ? 72m ? RKO

9:15pm ? The Last Hurrah ? 1958 ? Spencer Tracy ? 122m ? Col.

11:30pm ? A Lion Is In The Streets ? 1953 ? James Cagney ? 88m ? WB ? Premiere

1:00am ? The Best Man ? 1964 ? Henry Fonda ? 102m ? UA

3:00am ? Gabriel Over The White House ? 1933 ? Walter Huston ? 87m ? MGM

4:30am ? The Great McGinty ? 1940 ? Brian Donlevy ? 83m ? Paramount ? PS

 

Wednesday ? Nov. 5

 

?Birthday Salute to Joel McCrea?

6:00am ? The Most Dangerous Game ? 1932 ? 63m ? RKO

7:15am ? Stars In My Crown ? 1950 ? 90m ? MGM

9:00am ? Primrose Path ? 1940 ? Ginger Rogers ? 93m ? RKO

10:45am ? The More The Merrier ? 1943 ? Jean Arthur ? 101m ? Col.

12:30pm ? The Silver Horde ? 1930 ? Jean Arthur ? 76m ? RKO

2:00pm ? Trooper Hook ? 1957 ? 82m ? UA

3:30pm ? Colorado Territory ? 1948 ? 94m ? WB

5:30pm ? Union Pacific ? 1939 ? B. Stanwyck ? 135m ? Paramount ? Premiere

 

?Before Their Time?

8:00pm ? Twentieth Century ? 1934 ? Carole Lombard ? 91m ? Col.

9:45pm ? Riffraff ? 1936 ? Jean Harlow ? 94m ? MGM

11:30pm ? Nobody Lives Forever ? 1946 ? John Garfield ? 100m ? WB

1:30am ? The Eagle ? 1925 ? Valentino ? 72m ? UA ? PS

2:45am ? Night Passage ? 1957 ? Brandon de Wilde ? 90m ? Uni ? PS

4:30am ? Seven Men From Now ? 1956 ? Gail Russell ? 78m ? WB ? PS

 

Thursday, Nov. 6

 

?A Big Day?

6:00am ? The Big Heat ? 1953 ? Glenn Ford ? 89m ? Col.

7:30am ? The Big Street ? 1942 ? Henry Fonda ? 88m ? RKO

9:00am ? Big House USA ? 1955 ? Broderick Crawford ? 82m ? UA

10:30am ? The Big Shot ? 1942 ? H. Bogart ? 82m ? WB

 

?Seeing Red?

12:00pm ? The Red Danube ? 1949 ? Walter Pidgeon ? 119m ? MGM

2:00pm ? The Bride Wore Red ? 1937 ? Joan Crawford ? 103m ? MGM

4:00pm ? The Red Pony ? 1949 ? Myrna Loy ? 89m ? Republic ? PS

5:45pm ? The Fuller Brush Man ? 1948 ? Red Skelton ? 93m ? Col.

 

7:30pm ? Festival of Shorts

 

?Star of The Month ? Edward G. Robinson?

8:00pm ? Nightmare ? 1956 ? Kevin McCarthy ? 89m ? UA

9:30pm ? The Cincinnati Kid ? 1965 ? Steve McQueen ? 113m - MGM

11:30pm ? The Whole Town?s Talking ? 1935 ? Jean Arthur ? Col.

1:15am ? Vice Squad ? 1953 ? 88m ? UA

2:45am ? Destroyer ? 1943 ? 99m ? Col.

4:45am ? Edward G. Robinson ? Little Big Man ? 1996 ? Doc. ? 60m

 

Friday, Nov. 7

 

?Roommates?

6:00am ? Phffft ? 1954 ? Jack Lemmon ? 88m ? Col.

7:30am ? Pack Up Your Troubles ? 1932 ? Laurel & Hardy ? 68m - Roach

8:40am One Good Turn ?1931 ? 20m ? Roach

9:00am ? Brother Rat ? 1938 ? Priscilla Lane ? 90m ? WB

10:35am ? Sing, Sister, Sing ? 1934 ? Todd/Kelly ? 20m ? Roach

11:00am ? Walk, Don?t Run ? 1966 ? Cary Grant ? 114m ? Col.

 

?It?s Twue, It's Twue?

1:00pm ? Inherit The Wind ? 1960 ? Spencer Tracy ? 128m ? UA

3:15pm ? Ace In The Hole ? 1951 ? Kirk Douglas ? 111m ? Paramount ? PS

5:30pm ? In Which We Serve ? 1942 ? Noel Coward ? 115m ? Two Cities ? PS

 

7:30pm ? Cartoon Alley

 

?Stage and Screen?

8:00pm ? The Farmer Takes A Wife ? 1935 ? Henry Fonda ? 94m ? Fox ? Premiere

10:00pm ? The Cocoanuts ? 1929 ? The Marx Bros. ? 96m ? Paramount ? PS

12:00am ? A Thousand Clowns ? 1965 ? Jason Robards ? 118m ? UA

 

?TCM Underground?

2:00am ? The Undead ? 1957 ? Pamela Duncan ? 75m ? Balboa

 

3:30am ? Yankee Doodle Dandy ? 1942 ? James Cagney ? 126m ? WB

 

Saturday, Nov. 8

 

?A Pirate?s Life?

6:00am ? Barbary Pirate ? 1949 ? Donald Woods ? 64m ? Col.

7:15am ? Prince of Pirates ? 1953 ? John Derek ? 80m ? Col.

8:45am ? Capt. Blood ? 1935 ? Errol Flynn ? 119m ? WB

11:00am ? The Pirate ? 1948 ? Gene Kelly ? 102m ? MGM

 

?So Young?

1:00pm ? Ah, Wilderness ? 1936 ? Mickey Rooney ? 98m ? MGM

2:45pm ? Spirit of Culver ? 1939 ? F. Bartholomew ? Uni ? Premiere

4:15pm ? Never A Dull Moment ? 1950 ? Natalie Wood ? 89m ? RKO

6:00pm ? These Wise Fools ? 1946 ? Margaret O?Brien ? 90m ? MGM

 

7:30pm ? Festival of Shorts

 

?They?re Mine, All Mine.? Movies I Love.

8:00pm ? The Essentials ? Seven Chances ? 1925 ? Buster Keaton ? 60m ? MGM

9:15pm ? Jubal ? 1956 ? Glenn Ford ? 101m ? Col.

11:15pm ? A Hard Day?s Night ? 1964 ? The Beatles ? 85m ? UA

12:45am ? You Can?t Take It With You ? 1938 ? James Stewart ? 126m ? Col

3:00am ? A Lady Takes A Chance ? 1943 ? John Wayne ? 86m ? RKO

4:30am - Wagon Master -1950 ? Ben Johnson ? 80m - RKO

 

The End

 

*Movieman's notes:*

 

Some brief notes.

 

Not much for Sunday. Monday my favorite film composer John Barry gets a birthday tribute.

 

Tuesday this year is election day so I had a day for Presidents and elections.

 

Wednesday it's Joel McCrea. I like him more and more. He was my SOTM a few challenges ago but I get different movies to schedule.

 

"Before Their Time" is a night for those who died too soon.

 

Thursday gets to be SOTM Edward G. Robinson night.

 

Friday on "Stage and Screen" it's stars who played the same role in both places.

 

Saturday morning is in honor of my son's recent triumphal performance as an extra pirate in his community college's production of "Pirates of Penzance." (Way to go Ian.)

 

Saturday afternoon is a cluster of films for child stars. Saturday night is a hodge podge of favorite films and less well known films that people might enjoy.

 

I know the times are bound to be wrong somewhere in there. I may have to add a short here or there but I got it on here.

 

I may come back and add things as it comes to me but that's it for now.

 

Chris

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*Fredmill's schedule:*

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

 

Happy Birthday, Burt Lancaster!!

 

6:00 am Separate Tables (1958) UA 100 mins (ps)

TCM Promo for Guest Programmer in November

7:45 am The Rose Tattoo (1955) Paramount 117 mins (ps)

9:45 am From Here to Eternity (1953) Columbia 118 mins

11:45 am Brute Force (1947) Universal 98 mins (ps)

Maria Cooper-Janis on Gary Cooper

1:30 pm Elmer Gantry (1960) UA 147 mins (ps)

4:00 pm The Killers (1946) Universal 105 mins (ps)

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Chester Morris

Michael Caine on Cary Grant

Trailer: Here Comes the Navy (1934)

6:00 pm Sweet Smell of Success (1957) UA 96 mins (ps)

TCM Movie News for November

TCM Original Programming: 100 Years at the Movies

TCM Silent Sunday Nights Promo

 

The Best Offense is the Best Defense: Films That Look at

Defending One's Home or Community By Themselves or

With the Help of Others

8:00 pm Shane (1953) Paramount 118 mins (ps)

10:00 pm The Westerner (1940) UA 100 mins (ps)

TCM Original Programming: The Story of Movies

TCM Promo Wall with Ben-Hur

TCM.com Promo

12:00 am Silent Sunday Nights The Mark of Zorro (1920) UA 91 mins (ps)

1:32 am Modern Mexico City (1942) MGM 10 mins - One Reel Wonder

TCM Imports Promo

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Chester Morris

What a Character!: Marjorie Main

2:00 am TCM Imports The Seven Samurai (1954) Kino 207 mins (ps)

 

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Living on the High Seas: Films That Deal With Adventures on the Water

 

5:30 am Across to Singapore (1928) MGM 86 mins

7:00 am Here Comes the Navy (1934) WB 87 mins

8:30 am Action in the North Atlantic (1943) WB 128 mins

Trailer: A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

10:45 am 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Disney 127 mins (Live Action)

TCM.com Promo

1:00 pm The Sea Hawk (1940) WB 128 mins

TCM Promo Wall with Lolita

TCM Promo with the Metal Worker/Machinist

3:15 pm Destination Tokyo (1944) WB 135 mins

5:30 pm Reap the Wild Wind (1942) Paramount 123 mins (ps)

7:34 pm Visiting Virginia (1947) MGM 9 mins - One Reel Wonder

TCM Movie News for November

TCM New Promo: El Cid (1961) - November 6th, 2008

Trailer: Rage in Heaven (1941)

 

Who Did You Think I Was?: Films That Deal With Mistaken Identity

8:00 pm The Lady Has Plans (1942) Paramount 77 mins (TCM Premiere) (Mistaken for a Spy)

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Chester Morris

Ann Blyth on Joan Crawford

9:30 pm Merrily We Live (1938) Hal Roach 90 mins (ps) (Mistaken for a Hobo)

11:00 pm Along Came Jones (1945) UA 90 mins (ps) (Mistaken for a Criminal)

12:30 am North By Northwest (1959) MGM 137 mins (Mistaken for a Spy)

TCM Promo Wall with Jeanette MacDonald

TCM Word of Mouth: James Woods on Bette Davis and "Now, Voyager (1942)"

3:00 am Easy Living (1937) Paramount 88 mins (ps) (Mistaken for a Mistress)

4:30 am The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) FOX 76 mins (ps) (Mistaken for Thieves)

This Week in Hollywood History

TCM Promo with Deli Owner/Butcher

TCM Essentials Promo

 

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

 

The Things We Do for Love: Films Devoted to What People Do

for or to Others Whom They Care About

 

6:00 am Deception (1946) WB 112 mins

TCM Underground Promo

8:00 am Possessed (1947) WB 108 mins

Jack Lemmon on Billy Wilder

Trailer: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

10:00 am Escape (1940) MGM 99 mins

Trailer: The Conspirators (1944)

11:45 am The Red Shoes (1948) Kino 134 mins (ps)

2:00 pm A Tale of Two Cities (1935) MGM 127 mins

TCM Silent Sunday Nights Promo

Trailer: The Major and the Minor (1942)

4:15 pm Angel Face (1953) RKO 91 mins

TCM Promo Wall with Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller)

TCM Original Programming: Letterbox vs. Pan and Scan

6:00 pm Rage in Heaven (1941) MGM 85 mins

TCM New Promo: El Cid (1961) - November 6th, 2008

7:30 pm Festival of Shorts

 

Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen!!!: Films Devoted to Men and Women

Who Have It All and Lose Everything Through Scandal,

Illegal Acts, Imprisonment or By the Death of a Loved One

8:00 pm Citizen Kane (1941) RKO 119 mins (Loss of an Election due to Scandal)

10:00 pm Tea and Sympathy (1956) MGM 122 mins (Loss of a Marriage)

12:03 am Hare Conditioned (1945) WB 7 mins - One Reel Wonder

TCM Imports Promo

12:15 am The Big Heat (1953) Columbia 90 mins (Loss of a Loved One)

1:45 am Manhattan Melodrama (1934) MGM 91 mins (Loss of a Friend and Political Power)

Carrie Fisher on Debbie Reynolds

Trailer: Three Godfathers (1936)

3:30 am Each Dawn I Die (1939) WB 92 mins (Loss of One's Freedom)

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Chester Morris

What a Character!: "Rags" Ragland

5:15 am Beyond the Line of Duty (1942) WB 22 mins - One Reel Wonder

5:43 am A Tale of Two Kitties (1942) WB 6 mins - One Reel Wonder

Trailer: Torch Song (1953)

 

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

 

It's All About the Chase: Films Devoted to Cross Country, City

or Town Quests in Search for Wealth, the Truth or a Better Life

 

6:00 am Stagecoach (1939) Walter Wanger/UA 97 mins (ps)

TCM Promo for Guest Programmer in November

7:45 am D.O.A. (1950) UA 84 mins (ps)

TCM.com Promo

9:15 am The 39 Steps (1935) Gaumont British Picture Corp. 87 mins (ps)

10:45 am The Big Clock (1948) Paramount 95 mins (ps)

Christopher Walken on Gene Kelly

12:30 pm The French Connection (1971) FOX 104 mins (ps)

2:15 pm Bullitt (1968) WB 114 mins (ps)

TCM Silent Sunday Nights Promo

4:15 pm While the City Sleeps (1956) RKO 100 mins

6:00 pm The Chase (1946) UA 86 mins (TCM Premiere)

7:30 pm The Music Box (1932) Cabin Fever Entertainment 29 mins (ps) - One Reel Wonder

 

Star of the Month: Chester Morris, in Conjunction with the Release

of Chester Morris: The Signature Collection Vol. 1 and The Boston

**** Collection Vol. 1 onto DVD

8:00 pm The Big House (1930) MGM 88 mins (Disc 1 of the DVD Box Set)

9:30 pm Three Godfathers (1936) MGM 82 mins (Disc 4 of the DVD Box Set)

TCM Essentials Promo: Now, Voyager (1942)

11:00 pm Alibi (1929) UA 83 mins (ps)

TCM Promo: Casablanca (1942) - November 13th, 2008

12:30 am Red Headed Woman (1932) MGM 80 mins

TCM Underground Spotlight: What is a Cult Film?

2:00 am The Divorcee (1930) MGM 82 mins

Lee Grant on Ida Lupino

3:30 am Flight from Glory (1937) RKO 60 mins

4:30 am Second Choice (1930) WB 67 mins

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Chester Morris

Trailer: The Band Wagon (1953)

 

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

 

Star of the Month: Chester Morris, in Conjunction with the Release

of Chester Morris: The Signature Collection Vol. 1 and The Boston

**** Collection Vol. 1 onto DVD Continued

 

5:45 am Blind Alley (1939) Columbia 69 mins

TCM Underground Promo

7:00 am Public Hero No. 1 (1935) MGM 90 mins

8:30 am Smashing the Rackets (1938) RKO 69 mins

TCM New Promo: El Cid (1961)

9:45 am The Devil's Playground (1937) Columbia 74 mins

11:00 am Blind Spot (1947) Columbia 73 mins

12:15 pm One Way to Love (1945) Columbia 84 mins

1:45 pm Meet Boston **** (1941) Columbia 61 mins

TCM Word of Mouth: Rita Hayworth

Anthony Hopkins on Katharine Hepburn

3:00 pm Confessions of Boston **** (1942) Columbia 65 mins

Trailer: Top Hat (1935)

4:15 pm Alias Boston **** (1942) Columbia 67 mins

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Chester Morris

TCM Promo Wall With the Model and Photographer

5:30 pm Boston **** Goes Hollywood (1942) Columbia 68 mins

TCM Promo with Girl and Paper Cut Outs

6:45 pm After Midnight With Boston **** (1943) Columbia 64 mins

7:50 pm Hare Tonic (1945) WB 8 mins - One Reel Wonder

 

TCM Spotlight: Movies That I Love: A Night of My Favorite Films

8:00 pm El Cid (1961) Allied Artists/Miramax 184 mins (TCM Premiere)

Jennifer Jason Leigh on Barbara Stanwyck

11:15 pm The Major and the Minor (1942) Paramount 101 mins (ps)

1:00 am Bringing Up Baby (1938) RKO 103 mins

2:45 am Singin' in the Rain (1952) MGM 103 mins

4:30 am Death Takes a Holiday (1934) Paramount 78 mins (ps)

What a Character!: Edna May Oliver

TCM New Promo: Dark Passage (1947) - November 13th, 2008

 

Friday, November 7th, 2008

 

Look How She Moves!!: Films Devoted to Actresses Whose Specialty is Dancing

and to Those Who Began Their Careers As Dancers

 

6:00 am Born to Dance (1936) MGM 106 mins (Eleanor Powell)

Michael Douglas on Kirk Douglas

TCM Imports Promo

8:00 am Top Hat (1935) RKO 101 mins (Ginger Rogers)

9:45 am Down to Earth (1947) Columbia 101 mins (Rita Hayworth)

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Chester Morris

11:30 am The Band Wagon (1953) MGM 113 mins (Cyd Charisse)

Trailer: Dames (1934)

1:30 pm Kiss Me Kate (1953) MGM 110 mins (Ann Miller)

This Week in Hollywood History

3:30 pm Torch Song (1953) MGM 90 mins (Joan Crawford)

5:00 pm 42nd Street (1933) WB 90 mins (Ruby Keeler and Ginger Rogers)

6:30 pm Lady of Burlesque (1943) UA 91 mins (ps) (Barbara Stanwyck)

 

Space Holds Many Secrets, Adventures and New Acquaintances: Films

Devoted to the Galaxy and to Those Whom Humans Come Across Either

Friendly or Hostile

 

8:01 pm 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) MGM 149 mins

10:30 pm From the Earth to the Moon (1958) WB 100 mins (ps)

TCM Promo for Guest Programmer in November

12:15 am The War of the Worlds (1953) Paramount 85 mins (ps)

1:41 am Hollywood Daffy (1946) WB 7 mins - One Reel Wonder

TCM Promo: Casablanca (1942) - November 13th, 2008

Carol Burnett on Lucille Ball

 

TCM Underground:

2:00 am Forbidden Planet (1956) MGM 99 mins

3:45 am Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) Distributors Corp. of America 79 mins (ps)

TCM Silent Sunday Nights Promo

Trailer: Moonlight Murder (1936) - November 12th, 2008

 

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

 

Things Are Not What They Seem: Films Devoted to Those Who Appear

to Be Upright Citizens, But They Are Not and To Those Appear to Be

Down On Their Luck, But Are Actually Well-Off Part I

 

5:15 am The Cowboy and a Lady (1938) UA 91 mins (ps)

TCM Original Production: Franz Waxman

Trailer: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) - November 13th, 2008

7:00 am Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Universal 108 mins (ps)

Clint Eastwood on James Garner

TCM Essentials Promo: Now, Voyager (1942)

9:00 am Vertigo (1958) Paramount 127 mins (ps)

11:08 am So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck (1946) WB 10 mins - One Reel Wonder

What a Character!: Hattie McDaniel

Trailer: Ladies They Talk About (1934)

 

Cartoon Alley:

 

Sylvester and Tweety: Always Locked in a Battle of Wits: Cartoons Starring

Both or One of Them

 

11:30 am Tweetie Pie (1947) WB 7 mins

Catch as Cats Can (1947) WB 7 mins

I Taw a Putty Tat (1948) WB 6 mins

 

Things Are Not What They Seem: Films Devoted to Those Who Appear

to Be Upright Citizens, But They Are Not and To Those Appear to Be

Down On Their Luck, But Are Actually Well-Off Part II

 

12:00 pm The Spiral Staircase (1946) RKO 84 mins (ps)

1:30 pm The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Paramount 116 mins (ps)

3:30 pm Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) Columbia 87 mins

5:00 pm Hide-Out (1934) MGM 81 mins

Robert Redford on Natalie Wood

TCM Imports Promo

6:30 pm Conflict (1945) WB 86 mins

 

Paul Henreid: A Great Leading Man

8:00 pm The Essentials Now, Voyager (1942) WB 118 mins

10:00 pm The Conspirators (1944) WB 102 mins

11:45 pm In Our Time (1944) WB 111 mins

Liza Minnelli on Vincente Minnelli

1:45 am Between Two Worlds (1944) WB 112 mins

3:45 am The Spanish Main (1945) RKO 101 mins

5:30 am MGM Parade Show Featuring Scenes from "The Pirate" (Part III)

MGM 26 mins

 

Chester Morris: The Signature Collection Vol. 1

The Big House

She Couldn't Say No

Moonlight Murder

Three Godfathers

Five Came Back

 

The Boston **** Collection Vol. 1

Meet Boston ****

Confessions of Boston ****

Alias Boston ****

Boston **** Goes Hollywood

After Midnight With Boston ****

 

*Fredmill's notes:*

Hello everyone! It looks like I'm not the only one that picked the first week in November for my challenge. The schedules that have been posted so far are great.

 

Anyways, in regards to my schedule, here is some background about it. Each of the themes for the days either relate to song titles, something that is common within the theme of the film or an addage that is familiar to everyone. Some of them also pertain to the personal lives of the actors who are in the films as well, like the day that I have setup that has actors who were dancers in some capacity or another like Eleanor Powell, Ginger Rogers and Rita Hayworth to name a few. I took the theme of the day that deals with the female dancers from the 31 Days of Oscar promo where Jack Lemmon says, "Look How She Moves!"

 

For the Movies That I Love requirement, I used five films that were a few of my favorites and some of the films for that night star some of my favorite actors, such as Ray Milland, Fredric March, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Gene Kelly. There are some films however, which ran short, so certain films start earlier than the 6:00 am timeframe. There was one night were one of the films ran over by a minute, but I know there have been cases where films have run over by a minute or two on TCM in the past. Here is some of the reasons why I chose the films that I love are as follows:

 

El Cid (1961) - I have always enjoyed this film. Both Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren are great as Rodrigo and Chimene. The film also shows some of the issues that the Spanish faced in having to drive the Moors out of the country and how it affected events in the future. The film also holds a personal tie in that I was named after Sophia Loren's character in the film since my dad loved the film so much. I think my dad went to see this film in theatres when he was younger and one of the actors who was in the film was there to sign autographs.

 

The Major and the Minor (1942) - I love this film. Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland are great in this one. It is this film that made me want to learn more about Ray Milland and to become a fan of his work.

 

Bringing Up Baby (1938) - One of the great screwball comedies. I love Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in this one. Both Grant and Hepburn are hilarious. It's a shame that this film was not so well recieved back when it was released.

 

Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Great musical. One of the best. Gene Kelly is at his best. Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, and Jean Hagen are superb in this one.

 

Death Takes a Holiday (1934) - Fredric March is great in this film as Death/Prince Sirki. Evelyn Venable brings a sense of innocence to her role as Grazia. It is this film that made me appreciate Fredric March as an actor and made me a fan of his work.

 

In regards to the Star of the Month, I chose Chester Morris as the Star of the Month for November. I really enjoyed watching several of the Boston **** films that he was in and I am appreciating more of his work that I have seen recently. I think that more of his movies should be shown since he was a well known actor during the time in which his best films were being released and it seems like he has been forgotten in recent years, like some of my other favorite actors. However, with having the Boston **** films being shown on TCM, it is only a matter of time before more of his films will be shown.

I also have two DVD Box Sets that are to concide with Morris' Star of the Month as well. I know this was not a requirement for the challenge, but I figured why not. One of them includes his films that he did with WB, MGM and RKO. The other is a Columbia box set that deals with the first five Boston **** films.

 

On Sunday, I have a day devoted to Burt Lancaster since it is his birthday, which includes some of his early films and some of his most famous ones. I also have a day devoted to films that deal with living on the sea as well as a day that deals with films which have chases within them.

 

The Essential for the week is Now Voyager and the night is built around Paul Henreid as well.

 

The TCM Silent Sunday night movie is The Mark of Zorro with Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and the TCM Import is the film The Seven Samurai directed by Kurosawa.

 

The TCM Underground films are Forbidden Planet with Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis and Walter Pidgeon and Plan 9 from Outer Space with Bela Lugosi.

 

The TCM Premieres include The Lady Has Plans with Ray Milland and Paulette Goddard, The Chase with Robert Cummings, and El Cid with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren. I had a few films that I used as a part of my schedule for Chester Morris' Star of the Month which are Columbia films that have not been shown on TCM before from what I can tell, but I figured that they were fair game since they were a part of the Columbia library.

 

Also, in regards to "Easy Living (1937)" as a part of my challenge, I have it designated as a previously shown title, since the film will be shown in April in conjunction with its release to DVD and my schedule is for November.

 

I hope that the schedule I have created is okay. I enjoyed doing both schedules in the ones that I have participated in and I figured that it would be great to do this again.

 

~Donna :)

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CHIP HEARTS MOVIES

 

SEPTEMBER 21-28, 2008

 

SUN 21

5:15 AM: Little Nellie Kelly (1940, MGM), dir Norman Taurog, 98 min

7:00 AM: Finian's Rainbow (1968, WB/Seven Arts), dir Francis Ford Coppola, 141 min p/s

9:30 AM: Tom Sawyer (1973, UA), dir Don Taylor, 104 min

11:15 AM: Napoleon and Samantha (1972, Disney), dir Bernard McEveety, 92 min

1:00 PM: Lassie Come Home (1943, MGM), dir Fred M. Wilcox, 89 min

 

STARRING SHIRLEY BOOTH

2:45 PM: Come Back, Little Sheba (1952, Paramount), dir Daniel Mann, 96 min. p/s

4:30 PM: The Matchmaker (1958, Paramount), dir Joseph Anthony, 103 min. p/s

 

PRESENTING FANNY BRICE

6:15 PM: Everybody Sing (1938, MGM), dir Edwin L. Marin, 91 min.

8 PM: Funny Girl (1968, Columbia), dir William Wyler, 151 min.

10:30 PM: Ziegfeld Follies (1946, MGM), dir Lemuel Ayers, 110 min.

 

MON 22

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT

SILENTS BY HITCHCOCK

12:30 AM Champagne (1928, BIP), dir Alfred Hitchcock, 86 min

2:00 AM: Easy Virtue (1928, Wardour), dir Alfred Hitchcock, 89 min

 

TCM IMPORTS

3:30 AM: Le Miroir a Deux Faces (1958, Starlight), dir Andre Cayatte, 96 min.

 

5:15 AM: Stolen Face (1952, Hammer), dir Terrence Fisher, 72 min. PREMIERE

6:30 AM: The Enchanted Cottage (1945, RKO), dir John Cromwell, 91 min

 

A DAY OF FAVORITES

MY FAVORITE SERIES: TORCHY BLANE

8:15 AM: Smart Blonde (1937, WB), dir Frank McDonald, 59 min

MY FAVORITE COMEDIC ACTOR: CARY GRANT

9:45 AM: The Philadelphia Story (1940, MGM), dir George Cukor, 112 min

11:45 AM: MY FAVORITE COMEDIC ACTRESS: JEAN HARLOW

Dinner at Eight (1933, MGM), dir George Cukor, 113 min

1:45 PM: MY FAVORITE DRAMATIC ACTOR: MONTGOMERY CLIFT

A Place in the Sun (1951, Paramount), dir George Stevens, 122 min p/s

4 PM: MY FAVORITE DIRECTOR: BILLY WILDER

Double Indemnity (1944, Paramount), dir Billy Wilder, 107 min p/s

6 PM: MY FAVORITE DRAMATIC ACTRESS: BETTE DAVIS

Now, Voyager (1942, WB), dir Irving Rapper, 117 min

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE FILMS

8 PM: The Wizard of Oz (1939, MGM), dir Victor Fleming, 112 min

10 PM: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, MGM), dir Vincente Minnelli, 113 min

TUE 23

MIDNIGHT: Bright Eyes (1934, Fox), dir David Butler, 83 min PREMIERE

1:30 AM: Bombshell (1933, MGM), dir Victor Fleming, 96 min

3:15 AM: The Band Wagon (1953, MGM), dir Vincente Minnelli, 111 min

 

SOTM & HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICKEY ROONEY

5:15 AM: Private Screenings: Mickey Rooney (1997, TCM Original), 41 min

6:00 AM: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935, WB), dir William Dieterle, 142 min

8:30 AM: Pete's Dragon (1979, Disney), dir Don Chaffey, 128 min

10:45 AM: The Black Stallion (1979, Disney), dir Carroll Ballard, 118 min

12:45 PM: Strike Up the Band (1940, MGM), dir Busby Berkeley, 120 min

2:45 PM: Young Tom Edison (1940, MGM), dir Norman Taurog, 86 min

4:15 PM: Boy's Town (1938, MGM), dir Norman Taurog, 96 min

6 PM: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961, Paramount), dir Blake Edwards, 115 min p/s

8 PM: Private Screenings: Mickey Rooney (1997, TCM Original), 41 min

9 PM: Babes in Arms (1939, MGM), dir Busby Berkeley, 93 min

10:45 PM: Girl Crazy (1943, MGM), dir Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley, 99 min

 

WED 24

12:30 PM: A Family Affair (1937, MGM), dir George B. Seitz, 69 min

1:45 AM: Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938, MGM), dir George B. Seitz. 91 min

3:30 AM: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963, UA), dir Stanley Kramer, 192 min

6:45 AM: The Bold and the Brave (1956, RKO), dir Lewis R. Foster, 87 min

 

LIVING LEGENDS: THANKS GUYS!

8:15 AM: Shirley Jones - Bobbikins (1959, Fox), dir Robert Day, 89 min, PREMIERE

9:45 AM: Jane Fonda - Cat Ballou (1965, Columbia), dir Elliott Silverstein, 97 min

11:30 AM: Joan Fontaine - Rebecca (1940, Selznick), dir Alfred Hitchcock, 130 min

1:45 PM: Celeste Holm - All About Eve (1950, Fox), dir Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 138 min, p/s

4:15 PM: Lauren Bacall - To Have and Have Not (1944, WB), dir Howard Hawks, 100 min

6 PM: Lizabeth Scott & Kirk Douglas - The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946, Paramount), dir Lewis Milestone 116 min p/s

 

MY FAVORITE MOVIES IN GENRES I LIKE LEAST

8 PM: WAR

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, Columbia), dir David Lean, 161 min

10:45 PM: WESTERN

Destry Rides Again (1939, Universal), dir George Marshall, 94 min p/s

 

THU 25

12:30 AM: EPIC

Gandhi (1982, Columbia), dir Richard Attenborough, 188 min

3:45: BIOPIC

The Glenn Miller Story (1953, MGM), dir Anthony Mann, 115 min

 

STARRING FRANCES LANGFORD (w/vaudevillians Clancy & Brown)

5:45 AM: Girl Rush (1944, RKO), dir Gordon Douglas, 65 min

7 AM: Radio Stars on Parade (1945, RKO), dir Leslie Goodwins, 69 min

 

MORE VAUDEVILLE ON FILM

8:15 AM: Strike Me Pink (1936, RKO), dir Norman Taurog (Cantor, Merman, Parkyakarkus), 100 min

10 AM: Sarong Girl (1943, Monogram), dir Arthur Dreifuss, 70 min (Tim & Irene Ryan) PREMIERE

11:15 AM: Fireman, Save My Child (1932, RKO), dir Lloyd Bacon, 67 min (Joe E. Brown)

12:30 PM: Some Like It Hot (1959, UA), dir Billy Wilder, 120 min (Joe E. Brown)

 

CONDEMNED! BY THE LEGION OF DECENCY!

2:30 PM: This Thing Called Love (1940, Columbia), dir Alexander Hall, 98 min.

4:45 PM: Design for Living (1933, Paramount), dir Ernst Lubitsch, 91 min p/s

6:30 PM: Two-Faced Woman (1941, MGM), dir George Cukor, 90 min.

8 PM: Grease (1978, Paramount), dir Randal Kleiser, 110 min p/s

10 PM: The Outlaw (1943, UA), dir Howard Hughes, 1943 116 min PREMIERE

 

FRI 26

MIDNIGHT: The Moon is Blue (1953, UA), dir Otto Preminger, 99 min

2:00 AM: Forever Amber (1947, Fox), dir Otto Preminger, 138 min PREMIERE

4:30 AM: Baby Doll (1956, WB), dir Elia Kazan, 114 min p/s

 

HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

6:30 AM: Lana Turner - Madame X (1966, Universal) dir David Lowell Rich, 100 min p/s

8:30 AM: Judy Garland & Ann Miller - Easter Parade (1948, MGM), dir Charles Walters, 107 min

10:30 AM: Carol Burnett & John Huston - Annie (1982, Columbia) dir John Huston 127 min

12:45 PM: James Garner - Victor/Victoria (1982, MGM) dir Blake Edwards, 132 min

3:00 PM: Joel McCrea and Fay Wray - The Most Dangerous Game (1932, RKO) dir Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 78 min

4:30 PM: Lon Chaney Jr. - Spider Baby (1968, American General) dir Jack Hill, 81 min, p/s

6 PM: Sharon Tate - The Fearless Vampire Killers (MGM,1967) dir Roman Polanski, 108 min

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE GERSHWIN

8 PM: An American in Paris (1951, MGM), dir Vincente Minnelli, 113 min

10 PM: Funny Face (1957, Paramount), dir Stanley Donen, 103 min p/s

11:45 PM: Rhapsody in Blue (1945, WB), dir Irving Rapper, 135 min

 

SAT 27

TCM UNDERGROUND

2 AM: Cobra Woman (1944, Universal), dir Robert Siodmak, 71 min

3:15 AM: Flesh Feast (1970, Viking International Pictures), dir Brad F. Grinter, 72 min

5:30 AM: The Manipulator aka **** Lang Presents (1971, Maron Films) dir Yabo Yablonsky, 85 min

 

7:00 AM: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, Universal) dir James Whale, 75 min p/s

 

CARTOON ALLEY: WARTIME BUGS & DAFFY

8:15 AM: The Fifth Column Mouse (1943, WB) dir Friz Freleng, 7 min

8:22 AM: Super-Rabbit (1943, WB) dir Chuck Jones, 8 min

8:30 AM: Falling Hare (1943, WB) dir Robert Clampett, 8 min

8:38 AM: Daffy - The Commando (1943, WB), dir Friz Freleng, 7 min

8:45 AM: Little Red Riding Rabbit (1944, WB), dir Friz Freleng, 7 min

8:52 AM: The Weakly Reporter (1944, WB), dir Chuck Jones, 7 min

8:59 AM: Swooner Crooner (1944, WB), dir Frank Tashlin, 7 min

9:06 AM: Herr Meets Hare (1945, WB), dir Friz Freleng, 7 min

 

CHILLS & GIGGLES

9:15 AM: Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955, Universal), dir Charles Lamont, 79 min, p/s

10:45 AM: Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951, Universal), dir Charles Lamont, 82 min p/s

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAYNE MEADOWS

12:15 PM: Song of the Thin Man (1947, MGM), dir Edward Buzzell, 86 min

1:45 PM: Lady in the Lake (1947, MGM), dir Robert Montgomery, 105 min

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARTHUR PENN

3:30 PM: The Miracle Worker (1965, UA), dir Arthur Penn, 106 min

5:30 PM: Little Big Man (1970, National General Pictures), dir Arthur Penn, 139 min p/s

THE ESSENTIALS

8 PM: Bonnie and Clyde (1967, WB/Seven Arts), dir Arthur Penn, 112 min PREMIERE

 

100 YEARS SINCE HENRY FORD LAUNCHED THE FIRST MODEL T

10 PM: Butterfield 8 (1960, MGM), dir Daniel Mann, 109 min

SUN 28

MIDNIGHT: The Bad and the Beautiful (1952, MGM), dir Vincente Minnelli, 118 min

2:00 AM: Spinout (1966, MGM). dir Norman Taurog, 90 min

3:30 AM: Speedway (1966, MGM), dir Norman Taurog, 94 min

5:15: High Speed (1932, Columbia), dir D. Ross Lederman, 62 min

 

*Chip's notes:*

 

CHIP HEARTS MOVIES - PROGRAM NOTES

 

?HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STAR OF THE MONTH MICKEY ROONEY

?BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO ARTHUR PENN AND JAYNE MEADOWS

?HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION

?100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MODEL T

VAUDEVILLE ON FILM

 

SEPTEMBER 21-28, 2008

 

The week begins with two musicals with an Irish brogue, "Little Nellie Kelly" with Judy Garland and the rarely seen "Finian's Rainbow" with Fred Astaire (directed by Francis Ford Coppola), followed by two early-70's films starring Jodie Foster and Johnny Whittaker, "Tom Sawyer" and "Napoleon and Samantha." That's capped by "Lassie, Come Home."

 

One dog that never comes home is little Sheba. I recently saw the Broadway revival of "Come Back, Little Sheba," and although S. Epatha Merkerson was excellent in the lead role, it was impossible to forget Shirley Booth's Oscar-winning turn as Lola. That inspired me to program Shirley's landmark film, as well as her turn in "The Matchmaker."

 

The rest of the day is devoted to Fanny Brice, who was primarily a stage star but made a few films. We're catching two of her MGM appearances, in "Everybody Sing" and "Ziegfeld Follies," bookending Barbra Streisand's portrayal of her in "Funny Girl." Silent Sunday Nights follows with a pair of Hitchcock films.

 

My TCM Import is "Le Miroir a Deux Faces," which was loosely remade by Streisand as "The Mirror has Two Faces" 40 years later. The film has a plastic surgery plot device; I follow it with "Stolen Face," the Lizabeth Scott noir that also has plastic surgery as an integral plot point. After that: "The Enchanted Cottage," where love serves as a kind of magical cosmetic aid to Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire.

 

Monday: This is the day I programmed my personal favorites; I spent the daytime hours allotting one film each to my favorite film series (Torchy Blane), comedic actor (Cary Grant), comedic actress (Jean Harlow), dramatic actor (Montgomery Clift), director (Billy Wilder), and dramatic actress (Bette Davis). Primetime I devoted to my favorite genre and star with my fave pair of Judy Garland musicals, "The Wizard of Oz" and "Meet Me in St. Louis." Filling out the night: three movies that I can literally watch endlessly and still be entertained: "Bright Eyes" with (my favorite child star) Shirley Temple and the deliciously evil Jane Withers, "Bombshell" with Harlow, and "The Band Wagon."

 

I chose Mickey Rooney as my Star of the Month --- and it's his birthday to boot --- and I'm celebrating with over 24 hours of films from his extremely diverse career. (Regular readers of the Message Boards know that I'm a little obsessed with giving Mickey credit for his unparalleled longevity as a star while he's still with us). The day includes a variety of films from across his career, from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" through Andy Hardy to a war film to his Disney days.

 

Wednesday's daytime programming is also devoted to other classic stars who are still alive: Shirley Jones, Jane Fonda, Joan Fontaine, Celeste Holm, Lauren Bacall, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas. Those of you who participated in the last Challenge know that I produce an annual celebrity memorabilia auction benefiting an AIDS charity, and all of these particular stars donated signed items for last December's auction --- so I'm using today's programming to thank them!

 

Wednesday night, I'm returning to the "My Favorites" theme by selecting my favorite films in each of the four genres I like LEAST. I'm definitely not a War Movies fan, but who wouldn't love "The Bridge on the River Kwai?" (It was a tough choice between that and "Stalag 17"). I don't care for Westerns, but I love "Destry Rides Again" (as well as "Stagecoach" and "Cat Ballou"). Epics tend to bore me, but I am captivated by "Gandhi," and Biopics tend to annoy me because they are so inaccurate, although the music and the chemistry between James Stewart and June Allyson make "The Glenn Miller Story" a treat.

 

In "The Glenn Miller Story" you get a brief appearance by singer Frances Langford, which should whet your appetite for "Girl Rush" and "Radio Stars on Parade," two RKO flicks she made with vaudeville comics Clancy and Brown. The rest of the morning is devoted to films starring other vaudeville stars: "Strike Me Pink" with Eddie Cantor and Parkyakarkus (plus Ethel Merman), "Sarong Girl" with Tim and Irene Ryan, and "Fireman, Save My Child" with Joe E. Brown. I'm particularly eager to see "Sarong Girl," which I've never caught --- Irene Ryan (who became famous later in life as Granny on "The Beverly Hillbillies") is supposed to be hysterical. After "Fireman, Save My Child" comes Joe E. Brown's most famous film, "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon.

 

Controversy! The next few hours are spent watching films that were rated Condemned by the Legion of Decency. Sure, you knew "The Moon is Blue," "Baby Doll," and "The Outlaw" were chastised, but what exactly were they worried about with "Two-Faced Woman?" And who knew they were even still around to Condemn "Grease?"

 

The school week is ending, and we're spending Friday daytime with films starring and directed by alumni of Hollywood High School, including Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Ann Miller, Carol Burnett, John Huston, James Garner, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Lon Chaney Jr., and Sharon Tate. (Elsewhere in the week you get other Hollywood High alums Nanette Fabray, Mickey Rooney, and Chuck Jones, and I just couldn't fit Carole Lombard, Jason Robards, Alexis Smith, Alan Ladd, Cher, Tuesday Weld, and the other famous Hollywood High-schoolers. What a school!). Included in the day are two 1982 musicals, "Annie" and "Victor/Victoria," as well as two late-60's comedy/horror films, "Spider Baby" and "The Fearless Vampire Killers."

 

Friday, September 26 is George Gershwin's birthday, so enjoy "An American in Paris" and "Funny Face," two films featuring his music, followed by the biopic "Rhapsody in Blue."

 

TCM Underground is one of my favorite aspects of the schedule, because I love offbeat and cult-y movies. Tonight I've programmed three, starting with the delirious "Cobra Woman" starring Maria Montez, Jon Hall, and Sabu. It has it all: good and evil twins (the evil one is an island queen), virgin sacrifices, snake handling, demented dance numbers, revealing tropical costumes, a chimp ... and Sabu. It's followed by two forgotten, rotten horror films starring film legends: "Flesh Feast," starring Veronica Lake as a doctor who may be reanimating Hitler, and "The Manipulator" (aka "B.J. Lang Presents"), with Mickey Rooney as a malevolent Hollywood makeup man in a movie that is almost indescribably horrible, in a laugh-til-you-cry way. (For a description of the plot, see http://moviesthatmakeyousayhuh.blogspot.com/2008/01/manipulator.html). After all that trash, I programmed a great horror film, "The Bride of Frankenstein."

 

Saturday morning kicks off with a rash of WWII Warner Brothers cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the Warner Brothers gang, followed by the silly meetings Abbott and Costello arranged with the Mummy and the Invisible Man.

 

We're next celebrating two birthdays: actress Jayne Meadows, who appears in small roles in "Song of the Thin Man" and "Lady in the Lake." Meadows, of course, was best known for her TV work and as the wife of Steve Allen. Next up, director Arthur Penn's birthday is noted, with screenings of "The Miracle Worker," "Little Big Man," and the TCM Premiere of The Essential "Bonnie and Clyde."

 

Today also marks the 100th Anniversary of the very first Model T Ford, and we're kicking off the night with two films that feature climactic scenes in cars, "Butterfield 8" and "The Bad and the Beautiful." I was out of Premieres, or you would have seen "Mahogany" here too. The week wraps up with three films set in the world of auto racing, including "Spinout" and "Speedway" with Elvis Presley and "High Speed," which has a cast including Mickey Rooney back when he was still billed as Mickey McGuire.

 

BY DECADE:

1920's - 2

1930's -18

1940's - 26 (plus 8 cartoons)

1950's - 19

1960's - 13

1970's - 8

1980's - 3

 

MOST REPRESENTED STARS

Mickey Rooney - 16 (including "High Speed," billed as Mickey McGuire)

Judy Garland - 10

Fred Astaire - 4

Shirley Booth, Joe E. Brown, Frances Langford, Elizabeth Taylor, Lana Turner - 3

 

MOST REPRESENTED DIRECTORS

Norman Taurog - 6

Vincente Minnelli - 5

Daniel Mann - 4 (Friz Freleng, 4 cartoons)

Busby Berkeley, George Cukor, Alfred Hitchcock, Arthur Penn - 3

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SUNDAY, 1/31

 

?YIPPEE-KI-YAY, SCHWEINHUNDT!? ? THE WESTERN FILMS OF FRITZ LANG

6:00 am Return of Frank James (Fox, 1942) 92 min. PREMIERE

7:45 am Western Union (Fox, 1941) 96 min. ps

9:30 am Rancho Notorious (RKO, 1952) 90 min.

 

GREAT BRITAIN ? ENGLAND DURING WORLD WAR II

11:00 am Mrs. Miniver (MGM, 1942) 132 min.

1:45 pm In Which We Serve (British Lion, 1942) 115 min. ps

3:45 pm Hope and Glory (Sony, 1987) 113 min. ps

5:45 pm The Battle of Britain (UA, 1969) 132 min.

 

VEIDT NIGHT

8:00 pm The Thief of Bagdad (UA, 1940) Sabu, Conrad Veidt 106 min. ps

10:00 pm Nazi Agent (MGM, 1942) Conrad Veidt 84 min.

11:30 pm Silent Sunday Night: The Man Who Laughs (Univ,.1928) Conrad Veidt 110 min.

1:30 am TCM Imports: Waxworks (UFA, 1924) Conrad Veidt 83 min.

3:00 am TCM Imports: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Dekla Bioscop AG, 1919) Conrad Veidt 73 min.

4:15 am Casablanca (WB, 1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Conrad Veidt 104 min.

 

MONDAY, 2/1

 

HEARTWARMING GHOST STORIES

6:00 am Heart and Souls (Univ., 1993) Robert Downey, Jr., Kyra Sedgwick 104 min. PREMIERE

7:45 am Field of Dreams (Univ., 1989) Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta 106 min. ps

9:45 The Canterville Ghost (MGM, 1944) Charles Laughton 96 min.

 

ANY RESEMBLANCE TO REAL PERSONS?IS NOT COINCIDENTAL

11:30 am Enter Laughing (Columbia, 1967) (Carl Reiner) Jose Ferrer, Shelly Winters 112 min.

1:30 pm Chapter Two (Columbia, 1980) (Neil Simon, Marsha Mason) James Caan, Marsha Mason 124 min.

 

A DIX MIX

3:45 pm The Devil is Driving (Columbia, 1937) Richard Dix 69 min.

5:15 pm It Happened in Hollywood (Columbia, 1937) Richard Dix 70 min.

6:45 pm Special Investigator (RKO, 1936) Richard Dix 61 min.

 

JAMES MASON: STAR OF THE MONTH

8:00 pm Odd Man Out (Rank, 1947) James Mason 116 min. ps

10:00 Julius Caesar (MGM, 1953) Marlon Brando, James Mason 122 min.

12:15 am A Star is Born (WB, 1954) Judy Garland, James Mason 176 min.

3:30 am 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Disney, 1954) Kirk Douglas, James Mason 127 min.

 

TUESDAY , 2/2

 

TWOS-DAY (DUALITY IN THE MOVIES)

 

2 FACES OF EVE

6:00 am The Lady Eve (Par., 1941) Barbara Stanwyck 94 min. ps

7:45 am All About Eve (Fox, 1950) Anne Baxter 138 min. ps

 

TWINS

10:15 am Our Relations (MGM, 1936) Laurel & Hardy 73 min.

 

ALTER EGOS

11:30 am The Scarlet Pimpernel (London Films, 1935) Leslie Howard 90 min. ps

1:15 pm The Mark of Zorro (Fox, 1940) Tyrone Power 94 min. ps

 

MULTIPLE ?MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES?

3:00 pm Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Par., 1920) John Barrymore 69 min. ps

4:15 pm Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Par., 1932) Frederic March 96 min. ps

6:00 pm Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (MGM, 1941) Spencer Tracy 114 min.

 

THE AMERICAN FILM THEATRE

8:00 pm A Delicate Balance (American Film Theatre, 1973) Katherine Hepburn, Paul Scofield 134 min. PREMIERE

10:30 pm Rhinoceros (American Film Theatre, 1974) Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder 101 min. PREMIERE

12:15 am The Iceman Cometh (American Film Theatre, 1973) Lee Marvin, Frederic March, Robert Ryan 234 min. PREMIERE

4:15 am Lost in the Stars (American Film Theatre, 1974) Brock Peters 97 min. PREMIERE

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 2/3

 

BILLY WILDER & JACK LEMMON

6:00 am Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959) 120 min.

8:15 am The Apartment (UA, 1960) 125 min.

10:30 am Irma La Douce (UA, 1963) 143 min.

1:00 pm The Fortune Cookie (UA, 1966) 126 min.

3:30 pm Avanti! (UA, 1972) 144 min.

6:00 pm The Front Page (Univ., 1974) 105 min. ps

 

A CELEBRATION OF RICHARD RODGERS & LORENZ HART

8:00 pm The Hot Heiress (First National, 1931) Ben Lyon, One Munson 85 min.

9:30 pm On Your Toes (WB, 1939) Zorina, Eddie Albert 93 min.

11:15 pm Billy Rose?s Jumbo (MGM, 1962) Doris Day, Jimmy Durante 124 min.

1:30 am Babes in Arms (MGM, 1939) Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland 97 min.

3:30 am Words and Music (MGM, 1948) Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake 122 min.

5:45 am Short: An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee (WB, 1930) 11 min.

 

THURSDAY, 2/4

 

?AND IT SHALL BE MY DUTY??

6:00 am Mr. District Attorney (Col., 1947) Adolph Menjou 82 min.

7:30 am Attorney for the Defense (Col., 1932) Edmund Lowe 70 min.

 

JUST BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THESE EARLY WARNER BROS.? FILMS

8:45 am Gold Dust Gertie (WB, 1931) Winnie Lightner, Olsen & Johnson 68 min.

10:00 am Jail Break (WB, 1936) Barton MacLane 65 min.

11:15 am Missing Witness (WB, 1937) John Litel 61 min.

12:30 pm Varsity Show (WB, 1937) Dick Powell 81 min.

2:00 pm Tear Gas Squad (WB, 1940) Dennis Morgan 55 min.

3:00 pm Sing Me A Love Song (WB, 1936) James Melton, Patricia Ellis 78 min.

4:30 pm Here Comes Carter (WB, 1936) Ross Alexander, Glenda Farrell 58 min.

 

WOW, THAT WAS?

5:30 pm A Close Call for Ellery Queen (Col., 1942) William Gargan 70 min.

6:45 pm A Close Call for Boston **** (Col., 1946) Chester Morris 68 min.

 

OUTSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO (cast listed below were all students at the A.S.)

8:00 pm On the Waterfront (Columbia, 1954) Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, Rod Steiger 108 min.

10:00 pm The Misfits (UA, 1961) Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach 125 min.

12:15 am Paris Blues (UA, 1961) Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier 99 min.

2:00 am Rebel Without A Cause (WB, 1955) James Dean 111 min.

4:00 am The King of Marvin Gardens (Col., 1972) Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn 103 min.

 

 

FRIDAY, 2/5

 

H.G. WELLS ? WRITER OF THE FANTASTIC

6:00 am The First Men in the Moon (Columbia, 1964) Edward Judd 103 min.

7:45 am Island of Lost Souls (Par., 1932) Charles Laughton 71 min. ps

9:00 am The Invisible Man (Univ., 1933) Claude Rains 72 min. ps

10:15 am Things to Come (UA, 1936) Raymond Massey 113 min. ps

12:15 pm The Time Machine (MGM, 1960) Rod Taylor 103 min.

2:00 pm War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953) Gene Barry 85 min. ps

 

HANS CONRIED

3:30 pm The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (Columbia, 1953) 90 min.

5:15 pm Siren of Bagdad (Columbia, 1953) 72 min.

6:30 pm The Twonky (UA. 1953) 72 min

 

DIRECTED BY HERBERT ROSS

8:00 pm Play It Again, Sam (Par., 1972) Woody Allen 86 min. ps

9:30 pm The Goodbye Girl (MGM, 1977) Marsha Mason, Richard Dreyfuss 111 min.

11:30 pm The Seven Per Cent Solution (Univ., 1976) Nicol Williamson 114 min. ps

 

MAGICIANS IN THE MOVIES

1:30 am TCM Underground: Terror Island (Paramount, 1920) Harry Houdini 55 min.

2:30 am TCM Underground: Terror Train (Fox, 1980) David Copperfield 97 min.

 

4:15 am The Mad Magician (Col., 1954) Vincent Price 72 min.

5:30 am Short: Dark Magic (MGM, 1939) Robert Benchley 10 min.

 

SATURDAY, 2/6

 

BIRTHDAY DAY

 

PATRICK MACNEE?S BIRTHDAY

6:00 am Les Girls (MGM, 1957) Gene Kelly Mitzi Gaynor, Patrick Macnee 114 min.

 

MAMIE VAN DOREN?S BIRTHDAY

8:00 am High School Confidential (MGM, 1958) Russ Tamblyn, Mamie Van Doren 85 miin.

 

RIP TORN?S BIRTHDAY

9:30 am Sweet Bird of Youth (MGM, 1962) Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Rip Torn 121 min.

 

ZSA ZSA GABOR?S BIRTHDAY

11:45 am Moulin Rouge (UA, 1953) Jose Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor 119 min.

 

RONALD REAGAN?S BIRTHDAY

1:45 pm Bedtime for Bonzo (Univ., 1951) Ronald Reagan, Diana Lynn 83 min. ps

 

BABE RUTH?S BIRTHDAY

3:15 pm The Pride of the Yankees (RKO, 1943) Gary Cooper, Babe Ruth 124 min.

 

RAMON NOVARRO?S BIRTHDAY

5:30 pm Ben-Hur (MGM, 1925) Ramon Novarro 144 min.

 

FILMLOVER?S BIRTHDAY ? MY NIGHT OF MOVIES I LOVE

8:00 pm The Essentials: Somewhere in Time (Univ. 1980) Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour 104 min. ps

9:45 pm Ball of Fire (Samuel Goldwyn/RKO, 1941) Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck 112 min.

11:45 pm Gunga Din (RKO, 1939) Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks. Jr. 117 min.

1:45 am Notting Hill (Univ., 1999) Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant 124 min. PREMIERE

4:00 am Those Lips Those Eyes (UA, 1980) Frank Langella, Tom Hulce, Glynnis O?Connor 105 min.

 

*Filmlover's notes:*

 

Before I get into my notes, I want to say that after completing the schedule a few minutes ago, I have finally had a look at some of the people's schedules. I do see one or two duplicates regarding films but hopefully no major themes.

 

On to the notes:

 

I wanted to do a mini-salute to Conrad Veidt. After seeing him usually as a Nazi general or other enemy, I was surprised by the level of emotion he conveyed in The Man Who Laughs, which I saw a few days ago. Even in The Thief of Bagdad, his human side comes through all that nastiness when he won?t let himself hypnotize the princess to fall in love with him.

 

I made James Mason Star of the Month after realizing I enjoy watching him in everything he does.

 

Tuesday falls on February 2nd, so that is 2/2. And I am focusing on Duality themes. Even my choice of The American Film Theater movies for the evening are a combination of film that is theater and theater that is film.

 

Saturday is an all-day birthday celebration. It is remarkable how many famous people were born on February 6th, and that includes me. This whole day came about by coincidence because I was really working on making Tuesday, 2/2, so I could making everything dual. Finding out February 6th was in my week was a bonus. (Sadly, due to lack of space I had to leave off two others who had a birthday on the 6th: Francois Truffaut and Gayle Hunnicutt.)

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SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009

 

Sunday morning: Movies with Breakfast

 

0600 It Happened One Night (1934, Columbia, 105 min)

Short: Glimpses of Florida (1941, MGM, 10 min)

0800 Woman of the Year (1942, MGM, 114 min)

1000 The Clock (1945, MGM, 90 min)

1130 The Public Enemy (1931, WB, 84 min)

 

When Good Picnics Go Bad

 

1300 Rafter Romance (1933, RKO, 73 min)

1430 The Bad Seed (1956, WB, 129 min, p/s)

1645 Hide-Out (1934, MGM, 81 min)

1815 Night of the Hunter (1936, p/s, 93 min)

 

PRIME TIME: Hollywood's shameless promotion of the drug culture

 

2000 The Magnificent Dope (1942, Fox, 83 min) **PREMIERE**

2130 The High and the Mighty (1954, Batjac, 147 min, p/s)

 

Short: Little Johnny Jet

 

Silent Sunday Night

 

0015 Grass (1925, Famous Players-Lasky, 71 min, p/s)

 

Short: The Wedding in Monaco (1956, MGM, 31 min)

 

TCM Imports

 

0200 Alphaville (1965, France, 99 min) TCM IMPORTS PREMIERE

 

0345 Madame Curie (1943, MGM, 124 min)

 

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009

 

Felix Bressart (1892-1949) birthday tribute

 

0600 Portrait of Jennie (1948, Selznick International, 86 min, p/s)

0730 A Song is Born (1948, Goldwyn/RKO, 113 min, p/s)

0930 Above Suspicion (1943, MGM, 91 min)

1115 To Be or Not to Be (1942, UA, 99 min, p/s)

1300 Blossoms in the Dust (1941, MGM, 99 min)

1445 It All Came True (1940, WB, 97 min)

1630 The Shop Around the Corner (1940, MGM, 99 min)

1815 Escape (1940, MGM, 99 min)

 

I See Dead People: TCM's Month-long Salute to Funerals on Film

 

Week #1: Cinema's wildest funerals

 

2000 Harold and Maude (1971, Paramount, 91 min, p/s)

2145 Imitation of Life (1959, Universal, 125 min, p/s)

0000 Sunset Blvd. (1950, Paramount, 110 min, p/s)

0200 The Trouble With Harry (1955, Paramount, 99 min, p/s)

0345 Some Like It Hot (1959, U/A, 120 min)

Short: Forgotten Treasure (1943, MGM, 10 min)

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009: 70th Anniversary of premiere of Stagecoach

 

0600 Tell No Tales (1939, MGM, 69 min, cast includes Louise Platt)

0715 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936, Columbia, 115 min; cast includes George Bancroft)

0915 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940, WB, 103 min; cast includes Donald Meek)

1100 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932, WB, 93 min; cast includes Berton Churchill)

1245 Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, WB, 126 min; cast includes Tim Holt)

1500 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949, Argosy, 103 min, p/s; cast includes Tom Tyler)

1645 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963, UA, 191 min; cast includes Andy Devine)

2000 Stagecoach (1939, Walter Wanger, 96 min, p/s)

2145 Key Largo (1948, WB, 100 min; stars Claire Trevor)

2330 True Grit (1969, Paramount, 128 min, p/s; stars John Wayne)

0145 Pocketful of Miracles (1961, Franton, 136 min, p/s; cast includes Thomas Mitchell)

0415 Of Human Hearts (1938, MGM, 103 min; cast includes John Carradine)

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009

 

Tourneur Classic Movies

 

0600 Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939, MGM, 59 min)

0700 Cat People (1942, RKO, 73 min)

Short: The Grand Bounce

0830 Nightfall (1957, Columbia, 78 min)

1000 Out of the Past (1947, RKO, 97 min)

1145 Berlin Express (1948, RKO, 88 min)

1315 Stars in My Crown (1950, MGM, 89 min)

 

Paula Prentiss (born March 4, 1939)

 

1445 The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962, Euterpe/MGM, 90 min)

1615 Where the Boys Are (1960, Euterpe/MGM, 99 min)

1800 The World of Henry Orient (1964, UA, 106 min)

 

TCM STAR OF THE MONTH: Adolphe Menjou

 

2000 A Woman of Paris (1924, Chaplin Productions, 84 min, p/s)

2130 The Front Page (1931, UA, 101 min, p/s)

2315 Forbidden (1932, Columbia, 83 min)

0045 The Great Lover (1931, MGM, 71 min)

0200 Morning Glory (1933, MGM 74 min)

0315 The Easiest Way (1931, MGM, 73 min)

0430 Soyons Gais (1931, MGM, 88 min)

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009

 

"Is This the Place with the Illegal Gambling?"

 

0600 The Cowboy Quarterback (1939, RKO, 56 min)

0700 Smart Money (1931, WB, 81 min)

0830 Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949, Columbia, 87 min)

1000 Blues in the Night (1941, WB, 88 min)

1130 Casablanca (1942, WB, 102 min)

1315 Force of Evil (1948, 79 min, p/s)

1445 Mr. Lucky (1943, UA, 100 min, p/s)

1630 711 Ocean Drive (1950, 102 min, p/s)

1815 Any Number Can Play (1949, MGM, 103 min)

 

Movies I Love: Fedya's picks

 

2000 Make Mine Mink (1960, Rank, 100 min)

2145 The Cranes Are Flying (1958, Mosfilm, 97 min, p/s)

2330 The Sign of the Cross (1932, Paramount, 125 min, p/s)

0145 Too Many Girls (1940, RKO, 85 min)

0315 Girl Missing (1933, WB, 69 min)

0430 It Should Happen to You (1954, Columbia, 86 min)

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009

 

Jewel Heists:

 

0600 Double Danger (1938, RKO, 62 min)

Short: Gem Jams (1943, RKO, 18 min)

0730 The Mystery of Mister X (1934, MGM, 84 min)

0900 The Peterville Diamond (1943, WB/Teddington, 85 min)

1030 Bedtime for Bonzo (1951, Universal, 83 min)

1200 The Asphalt Jungle (1950, MGM, 112 min)

1400 To Catch a Thief (1956, p/s, 106 min)

1600 Gaslight (1944, MGM, 114 min)

1800 Jack of Diamonds (1967, MGM, 108 min)

 

TCM GUEST PROGRAMMER: BRITNEY SPEARS:

 

2000 The Lost Weekend (1945, Paramount, 101 min, p/s)

2145 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947, UI, 103 min, p/s)

2345 Curfew Breakers (1957, Screen Guild Productions, 70 min) **PREMIERE**

0100 Caged (1950, WB, 96 min, p/s)

 

TCM UNDERGROUND

 

0245 El Hijo de Alma Grande (1976, Belice, 90 min) TCM UNDERGROUND PREMIERE

Short

0430 Los Campeones Justicieros (1971, Grovas, 80 min) TCM UNDERGROUND PREMIERE

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2009

 

Saturday Morning Supporters: Grant Mitchell

 

0600 Dinner at Eight (1933, MGM, 113 min)

0800 We're Rich Again (1934, RKO, 71 min)

0915 The Great Lie (1941, WB, 108 min)

1115 Three on a Match (1932, WB, 64 min)

 

Ben, the two of us need look no more

 

1230 The Young Doctors (1961, 100 min, p/s) (Ben Gazzara)

1415 Night Nurse (Ben Lyon)

1530 The Graduate (1967, Embassy, 105 min, p/s) (Benjamin Braddock)

1730 1776 (1972, Columbia, 141 min) (Ben Franklin)

 

The Essentials

 

2000 The Red Shoes (1948, p/s, 134 min)

 

Gotta Dance:

 

2230 42nd Street (1933, WB, 89 min)

0000 Dance, Fools, Dance (1931, MGM, 80 min)

0230 Twist Around the Clock (1961, Columbia, 86 min)

0400 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969, ABC, 120 min, p/s)

 

*Fedya's notes:*

 

NOTES ON A SCHEDULE

 

I picked the week of March 3, 2009, because that day marks the 70th anniversary of the release of Stagecoach. I know that in real life, the first three days of this schedule would be part of TCM's "31 Days of Oscar", but these are hypothetical schedules, so I felt it was OK to bend the rules. :-)

 

It wasn't until after I started programming the week that I noticed the schedule runs into Sunday, March 8. Thanks to the recent changes in federal law, the second Sunday in March is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. So, my Saturday schedule only has 23 hours, to account for the "spring forward" hour.

 

Sunday's themes are fairly obvious; I figured that since everybody likes a leisurely breakfast on Sunday, it would be a good time to show movies with important breakfast scenes (at least, important in terms of the plot). Likewise, Sunday afternoon is a good time for a picnic, so that's our theme for Sunday afternoon -- well, bad picnics, to be exact. Technically, the picnic in Night of the Hunter doesn't end badly; it's what happens after the picnic that's bad for Shelley Winters and her kids. :-)

 

Drug use has long been rampant in Hollywood, and instead of looking at how Hollywood abused its child stars by hopping them up on amphetamines, I decided to take a subtler look at Hollywood and the drug culture with a three-film look at the subject. Technically, you could argue that the TCM Import, Alphaville, deals with people on some sort of drug, although that would give away an important plot element. Since I had quite some time to fill, I surrounded Alphaville with a short set in Monaco, and a movie set in France.

 

Monday, March 2, is the birth anniversary of Felix Bressart, so the morning and afternoon are given over to the movies of this supporting actor.

 

Monday nights in March are our first theme: funerals on film. The first week of the retrospective includes some of the oddest funeral scenes you'd see. As far as the last two movies that night, The Trouble With Harry involves digging up and reburying a corpse, so I figured it fits, while the opening of Some Like It Hot is set at a funeral parlor that's a front for a speakeasy. It was the first obvious choice for a two-and-a-quarter hour time slot.

 

Other weeks in the retrospective include: Requiemes and Cort?ges; a night of movies structured around a funeral leading to a flashback; this night sees the TCM Premiere of Chariots of Fire, as well as The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and A Man to Remember, amongs others

 

Death Brings a Big Change, in which the funerals (such as they are) result in huge changes for the survivors -- or the dead. This week's selections include All Mine to Give, The African Queen, The Trouble With Angels, and Soylent Green.

 

Week four is Funerals for Criminals; this obviously-titled week brings Little Caesar, Shadow of a Doubt, and more.

 

Finally, since there are five Mondays this March, we have a week of miscellaneous funeral scenes I couldn't fit into other weeks: The Last Hurrah, Rachel and the Stranger, for example.

 

March 3 is the 70th anniversary of the release of Stagecoach; in addition to showing Stagecoach at the prime 8PM ET slot, I included one movie from each of the actors listed in the opening credits.

 

March 4 is the birthday of John Garfield, but the movies I was going to pick for his birthday tribute all showed up on March 4, 2008; so I filled the morning with a series of (Jacques) Tourneur Classic Movies. (Tourneur also directed the short The Grand Bounce.) The afternoon of March 4 marks the 71st birthday of Paula Prentiss with three of her movies.

 

Wednesdays in March are for our Star of the Month, Adolphe Menjou.

 

Thursday monring and afternoon sees 14 hours of movies involving one or another form of illegal wagering or gambling. This is probably a better topic for TCM to spend an entire month on, as there are a lot of movies dealing with the many forms of illegal betting.

 

The illegal gambling movies segue seamlessly into my "favorites", of which I've selected six. Make Mine Mink is one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long, long time; I really wish TCM would schedule it again soon. I first saw The Cranes Are Flying many years ago and had been waiting for years for TCM to get it, and finally they showed it in May 2007 as part of their tribute to Palme d'Or winners. The Sign of the Cross is one of the great pre-Codes, with every form of debauchery known to man displayed against a backdrop of early Christian virtue. After all, you can never have too much sin in your Christian stories! Too Many Girls has no bearing in reality, but it's a fun musical comedy that gets Eddie Bracken dancing with Ann Miller. You can't ask for more than that. Girl Missing has Glenda Farrell, Guy Kibbee, and some dialogue that I can't believe got in the movie even for a pre-Code. Finally, I wanted to show something from Judy Holliday. I really would have liked to show The Solid Gold Cadillac, except that I only had a 90-minute time slot left. So, I picked the equally-enjoyable It Should Happen to You instead; Judy Holliday and Jack Lemmon are a delight together.

 

Friday sees some rich criminals during the morning and afternoon, leading up to the selection of four movies suitable for our Guest Programmer, Britney Spears.

 

For TCM Underground, I picked two Mexican "lucha libre" movies. The genre is, on the who, pretty cheesy, although no worse than a Chuck Norris movie like The Octagon. (Yes, I've seen The Octagon.) In El Hijo de Alma Grande, aliens from another planet are stranded at Mayan ruins in Belize, looking for human eyes, which they need for some reason to get back to their home planet. The day is saved by lucha libre star The Blue Demon. In Los Campeones Justicieros, the plot revolves around a mad scientist, complete with invisibilty potion, and a team of midget wrestlers at his command, who has kidnapped a group of Miss Mexico beauty pageant contestants for his nefarious scheme. (Yes, the plots are bizarre, but that's not the point of watching these movies.)

 

I'm a big fan of character actors, so Saturday mornings will be given over to them, in a series called "Saturday Morning Supporters". This Saturday's selection is Grant Mitchell. To be honest, I really picked him simply so I could show We're Rich Again, but I enjoy Dinner at Eight and Three on a Match, where Mitchell is in an uncredited role as the high school principal, as well. I don't much care for The Great Lie, but I knew it fit in the time slot. :-)

 

On Saturday afternoon, we have a series of companions for TCM presenter Ben Mankiewicz.

 

Finally, the TCM Essential on Saturday evening is Michael Powell's The Red Shoes, followed by a series of movies on the theme "Gotta Dance", as uttered by Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain.

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TCM Programming Schedule ? Week of October 12-18

 

SUNDAY OCT 12

 

BREAKFAST WITH BENNETT

6:00am: Bed of Roses (1933, RKO) - Constance Bennett

7:15am: Rockabye (1932, RKO) - Constance Bennett

8:30am: Lady With a Past (1932, RKO) - Constance Bennett

10:00am: Sin Takes a Holiday (1930, Pathe) - Constance Bennett

 

12:00pm: Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940, MGM) - Fred Astaire

1:45pm: Girl Crazy (1943, MGM) - Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

3:30pm: Presenting Lily Mars (1943, MGM) - Judy Garland

5:15pm: Mrs. O?Malley and Mr. Malone (1950, MGM) ? Marjorie Main

6:30pm: The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957, U/A) ? Jane Russell

 

EVENING THEME - DICKENS ADAPTED BY DAVID LEAN

8:00pm: Oliver Twist (1948, UA) ? Alec Guinness

10:00pm: Great Expectations (1946, Cineguild) ? John Mills

 

SILENT SUNDAY ? NAZIMOVA DOUBLE FEATURE

12:00am: Salome (1923, Nazimova Productions) - Alla Nazimova

1:15am: A Doll?s House (1922) ? Alla Nazimova

 

TCM IMPORT ? COCTEAU DOUBLE FEATURE

2:00am: Orphee (1950) - Jean Marais - p/s

4:15am: La Belle et la Bete (1946) ? Jean Marais - p/s

 

MONDAY OCT 13

 

MORNING OF MICHAEL POWELL

6:00am: Peeping Tom (1960, Michael Powell) ? Karlheinz Bohm

7:45am: ?I Know Where I?m Going!? (1945, The Archers) Wendy Hiller

9:15am: Thief of Bagdad (1940, London Film Productions) ? Conrad Veidt

11:15am: Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943, The Archers) ? Roger Livesey

1:30pm: Black Narcissus (1948, The Archers) ? Deborah Kerr

 

HIGH TEA

3:15pm: Tea and Sympathy (1956, MGM) ? Deborah Kerr

5:30pm: The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933, Columbia) ? Barbara Stanwyck

7:00pm: Tea Leaves in the Wind (1938) ? Nils Asther ? Premiere?

 

EVENING THEME ? FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY

8:00pm: Faithless (1932, MGM) ? Tallulah Bankhead

9:30pm: Palm Beach Story (1942, Paramount) ? Claudette Colbert - Premiere?

11:00pm: Greed (1924, MGM) ? Zasu Pitts

5:15am: On the Loose (1931 Short, Hal Roach Studios) ? Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd

5:45am: The Pajama Party (1931 Short, Hal Roach Studios Inc.) ? Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd

 

TUESDAY OCT 14

 

LILLIAN GISH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

 

6:00am: A Romance of Happy Valley (1919, D.W Griffith Productions)

7:00am: Way Down East (1920, D.W Griffith Productions)

9:30am: Orphans of the Storm (1921, D.W Griffith Productions)

12:00pm: La Boheme (1926, MGM) ? John Gilbert

1:45pm: The Scarlett Letter (1926, MGM)

3:30pm: One Romantic Night (1930, UA)

4:45:pm: Portrait of Jennie (1948, Selznick International) ? Joseph Cotton

6:15pm: Night of the Hunter (1955, UA) ? Robert Mitchum

 

EVENING THEME ? STAR OF THE MONTH ? CHARLES LAUGHTON

8:00pm: Les Miserables (1935, 20th Century Pictures)

10:00pm: I, Claudius (1937, London Film Productions)

12:00pm: Vessel of Wrath (1938, Mayflower Pictures Corporation)

1:45pm: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939, RKO)

3:45pm: O. Henry?s Full House (1952, 20th Century FOX)

 

WEDNESDAY OCT 15

 

KEPT MEN

6:00am: Sweet Bird of Youth (1962, MGM) ? Paul Newman

8:00am: Sunset Blvd. (1951, Paramount) ? Gloria Swanson

10:00am: Room at the Top (1959, Remus) ? Lawrence Harvey

 

JOHN GILBERT TALKIES

12:00pm: Downstairs (1932, MGM)

1:30pm: Way for a Sailor (1930, MGM)

3:00pm: The Phantom of Paris (1931, MGM)

4:15pm: Gentlemen?s Fate (1931, MGM)

5:45pm: The Captain Hates the Sea (1934, Columbia)

7:30pm: 1925 Studio Tour Short (1925, MGM)

 

EVENING THEME ? ON FIRE

8:00pm: I Married a Witch (1942, U/A) ? Veronica Lake

9:30pm: The Forest Ranger (1942, Paramount) ? Fred MacMurray

11:00pm: Babydoll (1956, WB) ? Carroll Baker p/s

1:00am: Fortune is a Woman (1957, Individual Pictures) ? Arlene Dahl p/s

2:45am: Elmer Gantry (1960, U/A) ? Burt Lancaster

5:15am: The Devil?s Cabaret Short (1930, MGM)

 

THURSDAY OCT 16

 

BLONDES

6:00am: Blonde Crazy (1931, WB) ? James Cagney

7:30am: Platinum Blonde (1931, MGM) ? Jean Harlow

9:00am: Blonde Inspiration (1941, MGM) ? Virginia Grey

10:15am: Hold That Blonde (1945, Universal) ? Veronica Lake

11:45am: The Strawberry Blonde (1941, WB) ? James Cagney

 

CRIME UNLIMITED

1:30pm: A Slight Case of Murder (1938, WB) ? Edward G. Robinson

3:00pm: Arsene Lupin (1932, MGM) ? John Barrymore

4:30pm: Midnight Mary (1933, MGM) ? Loretta Young

5:45pm: Sleuth (1972, Palomar Pictures) ? Laurence Olivier

 

EVENING THEME ? NIGHT OF FAVORITES ? DESERT ISLAND FILMS

8:00pm: A Streetcar Named Desire (1954, WB) ? Marlon Brando

10:15pm: The Red Shoes (1948, The Archers) ? Moira Shearer

12:30am: Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933, WB) ? Joan Blondell

2:15am: The Penalty (1920, MGM) ? Lon Chaney

3:45am: Mr. Skeffington (1944, WB) ? Bette Davis

 

FRIDAY OCT 17

 

MARION MARSH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

6:15am: Five Star Final (1931, First National Pictures) ? Edward G. Robinson

7:45am: Svengali (1931, WB) ? John Barrymore

9:15am: When The Talkies Were Young Short (1955,WB)

9:45am: The Mad Genius (1931, WB) ? John Barrymore

11:15am: Under 18 (1931, WB) ? Warren William

1:45pm: Beauty and the Boss (1932, WB) ? Warren William

3:00pm: Alias the Doctor (1932, First National Pictures) ? Richard Barthelmess

4:00pm: When?s Your Birthday? (1937, RKO) ? Joe E. Brown

5:15pm: Crime and Punishment (1935, Columbia) ? Peter Lorre

6:45pm: The Black Room (1935, Columbia) ? Boris Karloff

 

EVENING THEME ? ADAPTED FROM THEODORE DREISER

8:00pm: Jennie Gerhardt (1933, Paramount) ? Sylvia Sydney

9:45pm: Carrie (1952, Paramount) ? Laurence Olivier

11:45pm: A Place in the Sun (1951, Paramount) ? Montgomery Clift

 

TCM UNDERGROUND ? LONDON SWINGS

2:00am: Performance (1970,) ? Mick Jagger

3:45am: Zee and Co. (1972, Columbia) ? Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine

 

SATURDAY OCT 18

 

GOLDEN DAWN

6:00am: The Golden Arrow (1936, WB) ? Bette Davis

7:15am: The Girl of the Golden West (1938, MGM) ? Jeannette MacDonald

9:30am: The Man with the Golden Arm (1955, U/A) ? Frank Sinatra

11:30am: Golden Boy (1939,Columbia) ? Barbara Stanwyck

 

LILLIAN ROTH IN FILM

1:15pm: Ladies They Talk About (1933, WB) ? Barbara Stanwyck

2:30pm: Madame Satan (1930, MGM) ? Kay Johnson

4:30pm: Animal Crackers (1930, Paramount) ? Marx Brothers

6:15pm: I?ll Cry Tomorrow (1955, MGM) ? Susan Hayward

 

TCM EVENING THEME ? THE ESSENTIALS/ A NIGHT OF SIDNEY FRANKLIN

 

THE ESSENTIALS:

8:15: The Good Earth (1937, WB) ? Paul Muni

 

A NIGHT OF SIDNEY FRANKLIN

10:45pm: Reunion in Vienna (1933, MGM) ? John Barrymore

12:30am: Quality Street (1927, MGM) ? Marion Davies

2:00am: Wild Orchids (1929, MGM) ? Greta Garbo

3:45am: Her Sister From Paris (1925, First National Pictures) ? Constance Talmadge

5:00am: Smilin? Through (1931, MGM) ? Norma Shearer

 

*Norma's notes:*

 

I hadn?t planned on such a late submission; I completed 90% of the schedule in the first week of the challenge but just now got around to finishing. I?m a new member and registered simply to participate. I?ve been watching TCM regularly for the past three years (I?m 17) and the idea of programming my fantasy week sounded like a fun challenge.

 

I chose the week of October 12-18 because it?s the week of Lillian Gish?s birthday and Ms. Gish is my favorite dramatic actress of the silent era. Silent films are my favorite genre and I tried incorporating them as much as possible without going overboard (I hope).

 

My star of the month is Charles Laughton; even though he?s not one of my favorites, I always enjoy his pictures. The night I?ve listed would be films of his that were adapted from novels.

 

My essential is The Good Earth for no reason other than it?s been a while since I?ve seen it and wanted to create an opportunity to show some silents by the director (Sidney Franklin)

 

Silent Sunday is a double-feature by Alla Nazimova, this might be a little controversial because I don?t know if TCM can get the rights to the films. In fact, library catalogue/studio ownership was a big conflict in my schedule and I may have over stretched my limit of seven premieres, but my week is so genius I think exceptions can be made!

 

The Import and Cult/Underground was difficult to select because these are not my favorite genres by a long shot. The Import is another double feature, courtesy of Jean Cocteau, both these films I greatly enjoyed. For the Underground I would show Performance, a film I?ve wanted to see for some time but haven?t had the opportunity. After that I would show Zee and Co. because it sounds hilarious and post MGM Elizabeth Taylor is always?amusing, to say the least.

 

My night of favorites really wasn?t hard to decide upon because I included so many of my contending favorites throughout the majority of the week (common themes and obvious bias is not hard to find).

 

I had initially planned to show Ben-friendly movies over the weekend (i.e westerns, sci-fi, etc.) but I just expanded additional favorites into more weekday type categories. Oh, and I had to alter my programming after seeing some of the other posts. I wanted to do a Tennessee Williams night, and the ?the Moors? theme mirrored a day I was concocting?but no matter.

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AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!

 

 

I apologize for posting these schedule's out of order but there is a gremlin in here somewhere. Everytime I try to post Moviebuffer and Sugarpuss's schedules it causes my first post to disappear and part of Movieman's schedule as well.

 

I am at a loss as to what to do!

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*Moviebuffer12's schedule:*

 

I Can't Belive It. I Got my entire Schedule done in 20 minutes. Amazing.

 

Sunday November 1st

Misc

6:00am: The Shaggy D.A. (1976): Dean Jones, Tim Conway (91min) (Walt Disney Live Action)

8:00am: The Peterville Diamond (1942): Anne Crawford, Donald Stewart (85min) (Warner Bros.)

9:30am: Rain Man (1988): Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise (133min) (United Artists)

Western Classics

12:00pm: C'era una volta il West (1968): Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale (165min) (MGM)

3:00pm: How the West Was Won (1962): Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb (162min) (MGM)

6:00pm: High Noon (1952): Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell (85min) (Columbia)

7:30pm: The Great Train Robbery (1903): John Manus Dougherty Sr. (12min) (Public Domain)

Who's Who?

8:00pm: The Kids Are Alright (1979): Roger Daltry, John Entwistle (101min) (Paramount/Out of Library)

10:00pm: Tommy (1975): Oliver Reed, Ann Margret (111min) (Columbia)

Silent Sundays

Rin Tin Tin

12:00am: Hills of Kentucky (1927): Rin Tin Tin, Jason Robards Sr. (70min) (Warner Bros.)

1:15am: Where the North Begins (1923): Claire Adams, Rin Tin Tin (60min) (Warner Bros.)

TCM Imports

Henri-Georges Clouzot

2:15am: Myst?re Picasso, Le (1956): Pablo PIcasso (78min) (Samuel Goldwyn)

3:45am: Espions, Les (1957): Curd J?rgens, Peter Ustinov (125min) (Samuel Goldwyn)

 

Monday November 2nd

6:00am: Caprice de princesse (1933): Marie Bell, Armand Bernard (85min) (Samuel Goldwyn)

Manhattan

7:30am: Mouse in Manhattan (1945) (8min)

7:45am: Romance in Manhattan (1935): Francis Lederer, Ginger Rogers (78min) (RKO)

9:15am: Manhattan Madness (1916): Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen (50min) (Warner Bros.)

10:15am: Manhattan Angel (1949): Gloria Jean, Ross Ford (50min) (Columbia)

11:15am: Night in Manhattan (1937): Stanley Brown, Billy Daniel (10min) (Paramount/Out of Library)

11:30am: The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984): Jim Henson, Frank Oz (94min) (Columbia)

1:15pm: Music in Manhattan (1944): Anne Shirley, Dennis Day (81min) (RKO)

2:45pm: Redhead from Manhattan (1943): Lupe Velez, Michael Duane (Columbia) (64min)

4:00pm: Manhattan (1979): Woody Allen, Diane Keaton (96min) (United Artists)

6:00pm: The Manhattan Project (1986): John Lithgow, Richard Council (117min) (MGM)

The Films I Love

8:00pm: Jaws (1975): Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw (125min) (Columbia)

10:15pm: The Producers (1968): Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder (88min) (MGM)

11:45pm: Beau Brummel (1924): John Barrymore, Mary Astor (135min) (Warner Bros.)

2:00am: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957): William Holden, Jack Hawkins (161min) (Columbia)

5:00am: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936): Tod Slaughter, Stella Rho (76min) (MGM)

 

Tuesday November 3rd

War Classics

6:30am: Objective, Burma! (1945): Errol Flynn, James Brown (142min) (Warner Bros.)

9:00am: Devil Dogs of the Air (1935): James Cagney, Pat O'Brien (85min) (Warner Bros.)

10:30am: Gunga Din (1939): Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen (117min) (RKO)

12:30pm: The Way to the Stars (1945): Micheal Redgrave, John Mills (87min) (Warner Bros.)

2:00pm: Kelly's Heroes (1970): Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas (144min) (MGM)

4:30pm: Paths of Glory (1957): Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker (87min) (MGM)

6:00pm: La Grande illusion (1937): Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo (114min) (RKO)

Theme of the Month: Death

Vehicle Accidents

8:00pm: Topper (1937): Constance Bennett, Cary Grant (97min) (Hal Roach)

9:45pm: Beetle Juice (1988): Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis (92min) (Touchstone)

11:30pm: Keeper of the Flame (1942): Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn (105min) (MGM)

1:30am: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936): Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur (115min) (Columbia)

3:30am: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963): Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle (182min)

 

Wensday November 4th

7:00am: Bright Eyes (1934): Shirley Temple, James Dunne (83min) (20th century fox/Out of Library)

8:30am: Defending Your Life (1991): Albert Brooks, Michael Durrel (112min) (Warner Bros./Out of Library) (TCM Premier)

Medical Dramas

10:30am: Awakenings (1990): Robin Williams, Robert De Niro (121min) (COlumbia)

1:00pm: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975): Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher (133min) (United Artists)

3:30pm: Suddenly, Last Summer (1959): Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor (Columbia) (MGM)

Player Pianos

5:30pm: The Music Box (1932): Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (30min)

6:00pm: Pillow Talk (1959): Rock Hudson, Doris Day (102min) (Universal/Out of Library)

Star of the Month: Pairs

Musical Pairs

Astaire and Rogers

8:00pm: The Gay Divorcee (1934): Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers (107min) (RKO)

10:00pm: Swing Time (1936): Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers (RKo) (103min)

12:00am: Top Hat (1935): Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers (101min) (RKO)

Martin and Lewis

2:00am: The Caddy (1953): Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis (95min) (Paramonut/Out of Library)

4:00am: At War with the Army (1950): Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis (93min) (Paramount/Out of Library)

6:00am: My Friend Irma (1949): Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis (103min) (Paramount/Out of Library)

 

Thursday November 5th

Hope and Crosby

8:00am: Road to Morocco (1942): Bing Crosby, Bob Hope (MGM) (82min)

9:30am: Road to Hong Kong (1962): Bing Crosby, Bob Hope (91min) (MGM)

11:15am: Road to Bali (1952): Bing Crosby, Bob Hope (91min) (MGM)

The Marx Brothers

1:00pm: Duck Soup (1933): The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont (68min) (Paramount/Out of Library)

2:30pm: Horse Feathers (1932): The Marx Brothers, Themla Todd (68min) (Paramount/Out of Library)

4:00pm: A Day at the Races (1937): The Marx Bros, Allan Jones (111min) (MGM)

6:00pm: A Night at the Opera (1935): The Marx Brothers, Kitty Carlisle (96min) (MGM)

Scores By Bernard Herman

8:00pm: Psycho (1960): Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh (109min) (Universal/Out of Library)

10:00pm: Taxi Driver (1976): Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepard (113min) (Columbia)

12:00am: Citizen Kane (1941): Orson Welles, Dorothy Comingore (119min) (RKO)

2:00am: North by Northwest (1959): Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint (136min) (MGM)

Alfred Hitchcock Double Feature

4:30am: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934): Leslie Banks, Edna Best (RKO) (75min)

 

Friday November 6th

Rip Torn

6:00am: The Cincinnati Kid (1965): Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson (102min) (MGM)

8:00am: Pork Chop Hill (1959): Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino (97min) (MGM)

10:00am: Men in Black (1997): Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones (97min) (COlumbia)

Noir Classics

12:00pm: The Big Sleep (1946): Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall (114min) (Warner Bros.)

2:00pm: Sunset Blvd. (1950): William Holden, Gloria Swanson (110min) (Paramount/Out of Library)

4:00pm: White Heat (1949): James Cagney, Virginia Mayo (114min) (Warner Bros.)

6:00pm: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948): Barbra Stanwyckm Burt Lancaster (89min)

Misc Shorts

7:30pm: Stop Look and Listen (1967): Chuck Menville, Len Janson (10min) (MGM)

7:40pm: Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor (1953): Johnny Green (9min) (MGM)

7:50pm: Swing High (1932): The Flying Codonas, Pete Smith (10min) (MGM

Eleanor Boardman

8:00pm: The Crowd (1928): Eleanor Boardman, James Murray (104min) (MGM)

10:00pm: The Day of Faith (1923): Eleanor Boardman, Tyrone Power Sr. (70min) (Goldwyn Pictures Corporation)

11:15pm: She Goes to War (1929): Eleanor Boardman, John Holland (87min) (Warner BRos.)

12:45am: The Squaw Man (1931): Warner Baxter, Elanor BOrdman (107min) (MGM)

Underground

Rock N' Roll

2:45am: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978): The Bee-Gees, Steve Martin (MGM) (TCM Premier) (113min)

4:45am: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976): David Bowie, Rip Torn (139min) (Columbia) (TCM Premier

 

Saturday November 7th

Horror Classics

7:15am: Frankenstein (1931): Boris Karloff, Colin Clive (71min) (Universal/Out of Library)

8:30am: Pit and the Pendulum (1961): Vincet Price, John Kerr (80min) (MGM)

10:00am: Poltergeist (1982): Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams (114min) (MGM)

Sci-Fi Classics

12:00pm: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood (141min) (MGM)

2:30pm: 2010 (1984): Roy Scheider, John Lithgow (116min) (MGM)

4:30pm: Soylent Green (1973): Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young (97min) (MGM)

6:30pm: The War of the Worlds (1953): Gene Barry, Ann Robinson (85min)

The Essentialls: Womanizers

8:00pm: What's New Pussycat?: Peter Sellers, Peter O' Toole (108min) (MGM)

10:00pm: The World of Henry Orient (1964): Peter Sellers, Angela Lansbury (106min) (MGM)

12:00am: Pillow Talk (1959): Rock Hudson, Doris Day (102min) (Universal/Out of Library)

2:00am: Goldfinger (1964): Sean Connery, Honor Blackman (112min) (United Artists)

4:00am: The Tender Trap (1955): Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds (111min) (MGM)

 

Theme Of the Month Death - A Pleasant Little Subject that comes across in a lot of my favorite motion pictures.

 

Star Of The month Pairs - I had Much More Pairs in mind. Such as Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello, Tracy and Hepburn, Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, Olson & Johnson, Wheeler & Woolsey, The Ritz Brothers, Etc.

 

I Tried to showcase their amazing library with this schedule.

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Sugarpuss' schedule:

 

Sunday November 2nd

 

Kicking off the Week With Louis Armstrong

6:00 am - Pennies From Heaven (1936) - Bing Crosby - Columbia - 80 min

7:30 am - High Society (1956) - Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra - MGM - 111 min.

9:30 am - A Song is Born (1948) - Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo - Goldwyn - 113 min.

11:30 am - New Orleans (1947) - Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday - 90 min.

 

Put Some Clothes On!

1:15 pm - The Naked Edge (1961) - Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr - UA - 97 min.

3:00 pm - The Naked Street (1955) - Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn - UA - 84 min.

4:30 pm - The Naked Kiss (1964) - Constance Towers - ps/Allied - 91 min.

6:15 pm - Go Naked in the World (1961) - Gina Lollabridga, Anthony Franciosa - MGM - 103 min.

 

Southern Comfort:

8:00 pm - God's Little Acre (1958) - Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray - UA - 118 min.

10:15 pm - Baby Doll (1956) - Karl Malden, Caroll Baker - 114 min - ps/WB

 

Silent Sunday

12:15 am - Sadie Thompson (1928) - Gloria Swanson - pre-'50 UA - 97 min.

 

Marlene Dietrich Double Feature

TCM Import

2:00 am - Sch?ner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (1979) - David Bowie, Marlene Dietrich - UA Classics - 147 min.

 

4:30 am - Seven Sinners (1940) - Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne - ps/Universal - 87 min.

 

Monday November 3rd

 

A Tale of Two Leslies

Leslie Caron

6:00 am - The Man With a Cloak (1951) - Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck - MGM - 84 min.

7:30 am - Lili (1953) - Mel Ferrer - MGM - 81 min.

 

Joan Leslie

9:00 am - Born to Be Bad (1950) - Robert Ryan, Joan Fontaine - RKO - 90 min.

10:45 am - The Sky's the Limit (1943) - Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley - RKO - 89 min.

 

I Love Oscar (Levant, that is)

12:30 pm - Rhapsody in Blue (1945) - Robert Alda, Joan Leslie - 135 min - WB

2:45 pm - Humoresque (1946) - Joan Crawford, John Garfield - WB - 125 min.

5:00 pm - Romance on the High Seas (1948) - Doris Day, Jack Carson - WB - 99 min.

 

Prelude:

6:45 pm - Great Performances: The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) - ps/PBS - 65 min.

 

Movies That I Love

8:00 pm - The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) - Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers - 109 min - MGM

10:00 pm - An American In Paris (1951) - Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron - MGM - 113 min.

12:00 am - Elmer Gantry - Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons - UA - 146 min.

2:45 am - The Wild Bunch (1969) - William Holden, Ernest Borgnine - ps/WB - 145 min.

 

5:25 am (approx) - MGM's 40th Anniversary Celebration (1964) - 32 min.

 

Tuesday November 4th

 

NOT a second rate Gloria Grahme: An Audrey Totter Marathon

6:00 am - The Set-Up (1949) - Robert Ryan - 72 min - RKO

7:15 am - The Lady in the Lake (1947) - Robert Montgomery - MGM - 105 min.

9:15 am - Man in the Dark (1953) - Edmond O'Brien - 70 min.

10:30 am - The Blue Veil (1951) - Jane Wyman, Joan Blondell - 113 min - RKO

 

Martin Balsam's 89th Birthday

12:30 pm - Cape Fear (1962) - Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum - 105 min - ps/Universal

2:30 pm - The Bedford Incident (1965) - Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier - 102 min. - Columbia

4:15 pm - Ada (1961) - Susan Hayward, Dean Martin - 109 min - MGM

6:15 pm - The Anderson Tapes (1971) - Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon - 95 min. - Columbia

 

Going Out on a High Note: Final Performances to be Proud Of

8:00 pm - Mister Roberts (1955) - William Powell - ps/WB - 123 min.

10:15 pm - The Iceman Cometh (1973) - TCM Premiere - Robert Ryan and Fredric March - American Film Theater - 239 min.

2:30 am - Witness For the Prosecution (1957) - Tyrone Power - ps/UA - 116 min.

4:30 am - Soylent Green (1973) - Edward G. Robinson - MGM - 97 min.

 

Wednesday November 5th

 

Not Just Scarlett O'Hara: Vivien Leigh's 95th Birthday

6:15 am - A Yank at Oxford (1938) - Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore - MGM - 102 min.

8:00 am - 21 Days (1940) - Laurence Olivier - 72 min - Columbia

9:15 am - Waterloo Bridge (1940) - Robert Taylor - 108 min - MGM

11:15 am - The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) - Warren Beatty - ps/WB - 103 min.

 

Before The Odd Couple:

Tony Randall

1:00 pm - The Mating Game (1959) - Debbie Reynolds - MGM - 96 min.

2:45 pm - Send Me No Flowers (1964) - Doris Day, Rock Hudson - ps/Universal - 100 min.

 

Jack Klugman

4:30 pm - 12 Angry Men - Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb - 96 min - UA

6:15 pm - The Split (1968) - Jim Brown, Ernest Borgnine - 91 min - MGM

 

TCM Spotlight on: Vignettes

8:00 pm - Flesh and Fantasy (1943) - TCM Premiere - Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck - Universal - 94 min.

9:45 pm - O. Henry's Full House (1952) - TCM Premiere - Farley Granger, Jeanne Crain - 20th Century Fox - 117 min.

12:00 am - Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) - Goldwyn - 98 min.

1:45 am - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972) - Woody Allen, Gene Wilder - UA - 87 min.

3:15 am - It's a Big Country (1951) - Gary Cooper, Gene Kelly - MGM - 89 min.

4:45 am - Tell No Tales (1939) - Melvyn Douglas - MGM - 69 min.

 

Thursday November 6th

 

Too Hot for the Big Screen:

6:00 am - King's Row (1942) - Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings - WB - 127 min

8:15 am - These Three (1936) - Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea - Goldwyn - 93 min.

 

Here's to Alcohol: The Cause of, and Solution to, All of Life's Problems:

10:00 am - Blotto (1930) - Laurel and Hardy - MGM - 26 min.

10:30 am - A Slight Case of Murder (1938) - Edward G. Robinson, Allen Jenkins - WB - 85 min.

12:00 pm - Papa's Delicate Condition (1963) - Jackie Gleason, Glynis Johns - ps/Paramount - 98 min.

1:45 pm - The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969) - Anthony Quinn - UA - 139 min.

 

Arthur Miller:

4:15 pm - All My Sons (1948) - Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster - ps/Universal - 95 min.

6:00 pm - Death of a Salesman (1951) - Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock - Columbia - 115 min.

 

Star of the Month: Fredric March

30's Romances

8:00 pm - Design For Living (1933) - TCM Premiere - March, Gary Cooper - Paramount - 91 min.

9:45 pm - Death Takes a Holiday (1934) - March, Evelyn Venable - ps/Paramount - 79 min.

11:15 pm - A Star is Born (1937) - March, Janet Gaynor - ps/Selznick - 111 min.

1:15 am - Smilin' Through (1932) - March, Norma Shearer - MGM - 98 min.

 

More Norma - and Fredric's Wife, Florence Eldridge:

3:00 am - The Divorcee (1930) - Norma Shearer, Chester Morris - MGM - 82 min.

4:30 am - Irving Thalberg: Prince of Hollywood (2005) - Turner Ent. - 75 min.

5:50 am (approx) - Short: The Christmas Party (1931) - Jackie Cooper, Norma Shearer - MGM - 9 min.

 

Friday November 7th

 

They Married This Day in 1951: Gardner and Sinatra

6:00 am - Show Boat (1951) - Ava Gardner, Howard Keel - MGM - 107 min.

8:00 am - Double Dynamite (1951) - Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra - RKO - 80 min

 

We Do It In Style:

9:30 am - In the French Style (1963) - Jean Seberg - Columbia - 105 min.

10:50 am (approx) - Short: Swing Styles (1939) - WB - 10 min.

11:30 am - Divorce, American Style (1967) - Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds - Columbia - 109 min.

1:30 pm - Divorce, Italian Style (1961) - Marcello Mastroianni - ps/Embassy - 105 min.

 

3:20 pm (approx) - Short - Traveltalk: Glimpses of California - MGM - 10 min.

 

Four Kim Novaks' Are Better Than Two:

3:30 pm - The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) - Peter Finch - MGM - 130 min.

5:45 pm - Vertigo (1958) - James Stewart - ps/Paramount - 129 min.

 

My Rich Fantasy Life

8:00 pm - Harvey (1950) - James Stewart - ps/Universal - 104 min

10:00 pm - They Might Be Giants (1971) - TCM Premiere - George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward - Universal - 98 min.

11:45 pm - Man of La Mancha (1972) - Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren - UA - 132 min.

 

TCM Underground: Mother, Mother

2:00 am - Picture Mommy Dead (1966) - Don Ameche, Martha Hyer - Embassy - 88 min.

3:45 am - Mommie Dearest (1981) - Faye Dunaway - Paramount - 129 min.

 

Saturday November 8th

 

On the Radio:

6:00 am - Professional Sweetheart (1933) - Ginger Rogers - RKO - 73 min

7:15 am - Page Miss Glory (1935) - Marion Davies, Pat O'Brien - WB - 93 min.

9:00 am - Remote Control (1930) - William Haines - MGM - 65 min.

10:15 am - Broadway Gondolier (1935) - Dick Powell, Joan Blondell - WB - 99 min.

 

One Word "Modern" Musicals

12:00 pm - Gypsy (1962) - Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood - ps/WB - 143 min.

2:30 pm - Grease (1978) - John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John - ps/Paramount - 110 min.

4:30 pm - Annie (1982) - Albert Finney, Carol Burnett - Columbia - 127 min.

 

An Earlier Version:

6:45 pm - Little Orphan Annie (1932) - Mitzi Green, Buster Phelps - RKO - 70 min.

 

Heavenly Bodies

TCM Essential: 8:00 pm - Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) - Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes - Columbia - 94 min.

9:45 pm - The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) - TCM Premiere - Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison - 20th Century Fox - 104 min.

11:45 pm - Blithe Spirit (1945) - TCM Premiere - 96 min - Rex Harrison - 96 min - pre-1950 UA

1:30 am - A Matter of Life and Death (1946) - David Niven, Kim Hunter - ps/Archers - 104 min

3:30 am - Between Two Worlds (1944) - John Garfield, Paul Henried - 112 min. - WB

 

5:30 am - Short: Swingtime in the Movies (1938) - John Garfield - WB - 20 min.

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I apologize to Sugar and everyone else. There is a gremlin in her notes post that I cannot find but when I cut and paste her notes here it makes my first post disappear and some of Movieman's pasted schedule as well.

 

Does anyone have any ideas?

 

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Is everything lined up on the left properly? I know if there were indentations it can cause some of the text to be dropped but I'm lost on how "sugarpuss'" schedule would affect mine.

 

I'm not smart enough to know how you post a link to a specific posting. Mine tend to just link to the page.

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Lynn, I just checked my notes and I have no idea what's causing the problem. I write everything out in plain text--nothing fancy, no special program, etc.

 

If I would help, I could post my notes myself. But if they don't work, then don't sweat it. It really doesn't bother me if they're not posted.

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I'm going to try again on a different computer and see what happens with Sugar's notes:

 

*Sugarpuss's notes:*

 

Notes for TCM Challenge: Love Potion No. 9.

 

A few notes highlighting the week:

 

1. My choice for Star of the Month was immediate: Fredric March. Over the past year, I've seen quite a few of his movies and I'm amazed that he's not better known today. He's a tremendous actor. I would love to see TCM spotlight him as Star of the Month or give him a day during Summer Under the Stars. For my schedule, I focused on his 30's Romances, which allowed me to premiere Ernst Lubitsch's "Design For Living", which also stars Gary Cooper and Miriam Hopkins.

 

2. For the monthly "TCM Spotlight", I decided to give attention to "Vignette Movies": ones that are sectioned off into segments. I got the idea when TCM showed the W. Somerset Maugham films ("Quartet", "Trio" and "Encore") and when I looked around, I was surprised to find how many films have this theme. I chose to premiere two of them: 1943's supernatural drama, "Flesh and Fantasy", which features an all-star cast (Edward G. Robinson, Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck) and "O. Henry's Full House" (1952), Fox's all-star answer to the Maugham movies. The latter I've seen, the former I have not (don't go looking for it on Amazon--you'll get a whole bunch of fun, adult titles instead).

 

3. For another nightly theme, I chose good films with a particular actor's final performance. This gave me a chance to premiere 1973's American Film Theater's production of "The Iceman Cometh". I've never seen any of these films on any cable channel, but it's definitely TCM worthy. It features a great performance by Lee Marvin and the final roles of Fredric March and Robert Ryan, who were both terminally ill during the filming. It's heartbreaking to watch Robert Ryan play someone who's dying when he was dying in real life. It's haunting.

 

4. For my Underground selections, I chose a "Mother, Mother" theme. "Picture Mommy Dead" is one of those 60's-era shock films featuring Golden Era movie stars (Don Ameche and Martha Hyer). It's about a teenage girl who is released from an asylum, only to find out that her father has remarried. She starts having hallucinations, while her new stepmother and her old lover are plotting to kill her and her father. The other Underground selection is the camp classic, "Mommie Dearest", which was my favorite movie as a child. No, I'm not kidding. I thought it was such a glamourous movie! That opening scene where Faye Dunaway gets ready for the day mesmerized me. I also used to run around the house screaming, "Tina, get me the axe!" and "No. More. Wire. Hangers. EVER!" while brandishing said hanger. I was a weird kid.

 

5. I chose to do an "Before The Odd Couple" theme featuring movies with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman because I am completely addicted to the tv show. I got the dvd's for Christmas and my mom and I burned through Seasons 1-3 in a week and a half. I am impatiently waiting for seasons 4 and 5. I am going in withdrawal, people.

 

6. And last but not least, for the "Movies I Love" rule, I didn't go with a specific theme. I just chose 4 movies that I really love and if stranded on a desert island, I could watch over and over again until help arrived. I also tried to choose movies I haven't used in a challenge before and succeeded with the exception of one.

 

I know "The Barkleys of Broadway" isn't usually chosen as a favorite Fred and Ginger movie by most people, but it's one of mine. To be specific, it's my second favorite. My favorite musicals usually are MGM/Freed Unit productions, so it's a treat to see Fred and Ginger in one--and in color! A lot of my love has to do with the casting of my favorite hypochondriac, neurotic, smart-assed piano player, Oscar Levant. His character is dark compared to the usual sunny types one finds in a MGM/Freed Unit musical. And of course, I love the dance numbers: "My One and Only Highland Fling", "Swing Trot", "Weekend in the Country" and the reprise of "They Can't Take That Away From Me." It's a beautiful number and while it sounds cliche, watching it brings tears to my eyes. And I almost forgot to mention the "Shoes With Wings On" number! It's so much fun to watch.

 

I chose "An American in Paris" because I think it's one of the most beautiful movies ever made. The whole production has a sense of melancholy throughout--even the colors seem to be muted. The casting is great (again with the Oscar Levant!) and there's one scene in it that breaks my heart every time I watch it (no, I'm not going to say which one). And of course, the dance numbers are terrific. I love the "Rah-rah-sis-boom-bah!" line in "Tra-La-La", watching Gene Kelly with the kids in "I've Got Rhythm" and Georges Guetary's "Stairway to Paradise". But it's really the 18 minute ballet that puts it over the top. It's just beautiful. The first time I saw this movie, I had a mild case of food poisoning, so I wasn't that impressed. But the second time? I just fell in love with it. There are so many fantastic moments (the part with the George M. Cohen style of dancing, the Toulouse-Lautrec painting come to life and the scene where Gene and Leslie Caron stand as one person--but it's the final scene where Gene holds the rose that gets me every time.

 

"Elmer Gantry" is a film I used in my first challenge, but I had to use it again. This isn't a film that one normally watches to cheer themselves up--but it's one of mine. If you've noticed in my past schedules, I usually note my (brace yourselves) love for Arthur Kennedy. And this is the film that made me fall in love with him. Wholeheartedly and unabashed. Yes, Burt Lancaster is perfect as Gantry and Jean Simmons (a really underrated actress, IMO) is wonderful as Sister Sharon, but it was Arthur Kennedy that stole the show for me. His Jim Lefferts is cynical and skeptical to the religious going-ons that surround him, but he knows how to be a decent human being when Sister Sharon's office is trashed and in his little talks with Gantry. It's a great performance. The movie differs radically from the book, but it doesn't bother me. It's one of the best book-to-film adaption I've seen. And the fire at the end! What a spectacle.

 

"The Wild Bunch" is another film that made me fall in love with another actor--this time, Robert Ryan. I don't know how I managed to ignore his work for so long, but his portrayal of Deke Thorton is amazing. He's working with the railroad, but he longs to be back with his old gang. I never cared for William Holden until I saw this. And I know a lot of people say that "Marty" is Ernest Borgnine's best performance, but I think his Dutch is the best. There's that scene where he's sitting outside, whittling a stick--and the look on his face says more about his character than any words could. The movie as a whole is beyond amazing--it's hands down, my favorite western. There are so many great scenes: the opening credits, the bridge, the final walk to the incredibly violent showdown (which I LOVE. I'm not sure what that says about me). The idea that these guys stick together until the end, fight for each other and then die for each other--it's just an exciting movie to watch.

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Hallelujah!

 

It seems to be working--*LET THE VOTING BEGIN!!!*

 

Because of the difficulties, the polls will stay open an extra day. Official end of voting will now occur at *11:59 pm* Sunday, *March 16* (as Sunday rolls into Monday).

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Hello,

 

To all programming challenge participants...great job!

 

I hope TCM programming department takes note of Filmlover's American Film Theater thing.

 

I vote for Fredmill's schedule...Chester Morris! Of course!

 

Rusty

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Rusty,

 

Thanks so much for voting. All the schedules are terrific and I hope that more posters take the time to look them over and vote.

 

The Challenge does take time to do but it is a great creative endeavor with the added bonus that TCMProgrammr often uses the ideas that the challengers come up with.

 

So, come on folks, give these guys a round of applause and VOTE! to show your appreciation.

 

Thanks!

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Impressive job, everyone. Your creative, humorous schedules and notes are a joy to read. Each one contained movies I would like to see again or for the first time. I hope TCMProgrammer adopts all your schedules. Thank you, participants and moderator _lzcutter_ , for taking the time to do this. Congratulations to all!

 

What I especially liked:

 

_moviebuffer12_ Silent Rin-Tin-Tin. All the heroism and none of the deafening barks. I also love John Barrymore's *Beau Brummell* and the new score. I don't think I've ever seen the 1936 *Sweeney Todd*. I love finding movies like that on the schedule. Salutes to the great pairs & brothers, Eleanor Boardman, Rip Torn. Two of my favorite lonely-guy movies in a row: *The Man Who Fell To Earth* and *Frankenstein*.

 

_sugarpuss_ Wonderfully musical schedule. Louis Armstrong, Oscar Levant, *Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould*, *Great Performances: The Fred Astaire Songbook*, "On The Radio". Marlene Dietrich, Fredric March, Audrey Totter. Would love to see *The Man With A Cloak*, *Flesh And Fantasy*, *The Iceman Cometh*, all the movies from the "Heavenly Bodies" theme.

 

_movieman1957_ So many of my favorite movies--*Seven Days In May*, *Ace In The Hole*, *Stars In My Crown*, *A Hard Day's Night*, *Three Wise Fools*. All the "Angels", "Election night", and "Before Their Time" movies! Joel McCrea and Edward G. Robinson deserve much love and respect.

 

_Fredmill38_ Burt Lancaster! Great chase and Chester Morris movies (starting on Guy Fawkes Day?) Really like the "Mistaken Identity", "Things We Do For Love", "How The Mighty Have Fallen", "Things Are Not What They Seem", and women dancers themes. So many great movies from the 1940s!

 

_ChipHeartsMovies_ Fanny Brice, Shirley Booth, Frances Langford. I haven't seen Mickey Rooney's *Private Screenings* yet, love him so much in *A Midsummer Night's Dream*. Gershwin, Arthur Penn, Hitchcock silents. A great day of favorites. "Living Legends", "Vaudeville On Film", "Hollywood HS Reunion". Maria Montez!

 

_patful_ I liked your thoughtful Memorial Day tribute so much. The intriguing themes--"Remake Hell", "...On The Moors", "This Day In 1939...." Josephine Baker! Jimmy Durante, Maureen O'Sullivan, Paulette Goddard.

 

_filmlover_ Conrad Veidt! James Mason, Hans Conried, Wilder & Lemmon, Rodgers & Hart. Lang westerns, the shared birthday, "Duality in the Movies", and a block of wonderful premieres.

 

_Fedya_ Picnics, funerals, gambling, assorted Bens. Adolphe Menjou, Grant Mitchell and Felix Bressart. The premiere of *Alphaville* and the celebration of the great *Stagecoach*.

 

My vote goes to _Norma Desmond's_ schedule. A whole day of Lillian Gish and Charles Laughton movies. Nazimova, John Gilbert talkies, Marian Marsh, Cocteau and Michael Powell. About three times as many pre-1950 movies as post. If you had gone "overboard" on the silents, that would have been just fine with me.

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Cascabel,

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to VOTE!

 

So far we have:

 

One vote for Fredmill

 

One vote for NormaDesmond

 

One vote (via pm) for ChipsHeartsMovies

 

Don't forget, if you don't feel comfortable voting in this thread, it's okay, you can send me a PM with your choice.

 

Either way, take the time to vote, it's important.

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We have an update:

 

One vote for Fredmill

 

One vote for NormaDesmond

 

One vote (via pm) for ChipsHeartsMovies

 

One vote (via PM) for Sugarpuss

 

Don't forget, if you don't feel comfortable voting in this thread, it's okay, you can send me a PM with your choice.

 

The polls are open until 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 16th.

 

Either way, take the time to vote, it's important.

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We are rounding the bases and coming in towards third.

 

With only a few more days left to vote, now's the time to study these wonderful schedules and cast your vote.

 

Don't forget, you Challengers need to vote as well.

 

*Sunday at 11:59 pm* will be here before we know it.

 

Vote early so you can enjoy the week-end!

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In the past, I've always been drawn to _Filmlover_ schedules and with Veidt night, Richard Dix & James Mason, it seemed I had my winner, but then - Zowie! out of the blue comes _NormaDesmond_ and I feel like my doppleganger appeared in my dreams to pick my brain and come up with the most jam packed schedule to make me drool over - Ms. Bennett, Nazimova, M. Powell, High Tea, Lillian Gish, Gilbert talkies, M.Marsh. What a line-up - thanks for the great read ND, you get my vote.

 

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Thanks, Jezebel!

 

All the schedules are terrific and I think everyone will find stuff that they like.

 

Come on guys, show your support for these wonderful challenges. VOTE!!

 

It will soon be Friday and the voting ends on Sunday night!

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Sugarpuss,

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to vote. I hope the rest of the Challengers will chime in as well as more posters around here.

 

With so much craziness around here lately, here is a thread that only promotes our members love of films.

 

Come on guys, isn't that what we are all here for?

 

Take the time to read the schedules (it probably takes less time than you imagine) and vote.

 

The Polls close at 11:59 pm Sunday night, March 16th (that's this Sunday)

 

If you prefer to keep your vote confidential, no problem. You can PM me!

 

Here's what we have so far:

 

One vote for Fredmill

 

Two votes for NormaDesmond (one via PM)

 

One vote (via pm) for ChipsHeartsMovies

 

One vote (via PM) for Sugarpuss

 

One vote for Movieman1957

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