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Kubrickbuff -


Congratulations on getting another schedule completed. You did a wonderful job. You keep getting better and better with every one of these in which you participate. (I hope it keeps getting easier too.)


The "Welcome To Hollywood" line-up is great - as are the mornings devoted to "Blackmail" and "Deception". And thanks for debuting (albeit only a fantasy debut) *Empire Of The Sun*.


You should be very proud. I would be.


Kyle In Hollywood


"Ooohh, I had a little pony and his name was Chief.

But now he's on the menu as barbecued beef."

*F. McGee*

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'ChipHeartsMovies' -


What a great surprise that you popped in with a Challenge Schedule. Your absence lately has been sadly noted among many of us. I hope the working world continues to have a loose grip on you so you can continue to pop in. But your time away hasn't lessened your ability to put up a great schedule in a Programming Challenge.


I think the spotlighting of the "twilight years" of classic stars is wonderful. (I saw *A Matter Of Time* years ago and remember liking it. Would like to see it again to see if I still feel that way.) Any reason to show *Rebecca* and *The Heiress* back-to-back is fine with me. And let me concur that putting all those "Apes" - the "Cornelius" kind and the "Curly" kind - was a great solution to the Time Travel requirement.


Well Done.


Kyle In Hollywood


"Ooohh, I had a little pony and his name was Chief.

But now he's on the menu as barbecued beef."

*F. McGee*


Message was edited by: hlywdkjk because I "pooped" when I meant to "pop"

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'pancakes_barbara' -


Congratulations on finishing another Programming Challenge schedule. You've done well, yet again.


I like all the birthday salutes but am partial to the grouping of "So This Is..." and "One Hour With You". (Took me awhile to figure that one out.) I like that kind of thinking. And you selected a great one for your "Essential."

(Did you catch Charles Busch during his stint as Guest Programmer last November?)


You've got the knack for this. Nice job all around.


Kyle In Hollywood


"Ooohh, I had a little pony and his name was Chief.

But now he's on the menu as barbecued beef."

*F. McGee*

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Kubrick, Chip and pancakes,


Great programming!!! Lots of great movies and themes. Tough acts to follow, and I'm not just saying that. I was on the fence about whether I was really going to jump in or not, but after seeing your schedules I feel inspired and I've got that Challenge bug again. I don't know if this means I'm off, or on the wagon.


I've already started the first stage of the Challenge disease ... writing notes on scraps of papers which a percentage of them will get lost, and the remaining ones, I won't be able to read my handwriting. Maybe I just better cut and paste one of Rusty's old schedules.

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Well, I'm done, but just spent an eternity trying to get the Message Boards to load. It's bedtime now, so I'll hold off on posting it until tomorrow, unless I start nitpicking again (very likely). I can't believe all these schedules are done in just two weeks.

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*"Big City" ydobon's Highly Improbable Schedule*


*Sunday, January 11, 2009*


*Mickey, Judy, and Busby*


6:00AM *Babes in Arms* (1939) Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, D: B. Berkeley, MGM, 97min

short *Mickey's Minstrels* (1934) Mickey Rooney, Billy Barty, D: J. Duffy, Columbia, 18min

8:00AM *Strike Up the Band* (1941) Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, D: B. Berkeley, MGM, 120min

short *We Must Have Music* (1941) Judy Garland D: B. Berkeley, MGM, 12min

10:15AM *Babes on Broadway* (1941) Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, D: B. Berkeley, MGM, 118min


*No Connection to the TV Series of the Same Name*


12:15PM *Bewitched* (1945) Edmund Gwenn, Phyllis Thaxter, D: A. Obeler, MGM, 65min

1:30PM *The Facts of Life* (1960) Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, D: M. Frank, UA, 103min

3:15PM *Good Times* (1967) Sonny and Cher, D: W. Friedkin, Columbia, 91min

short *Taxi Talks* (1930) Spencer Tracy, D: R. Mack, Warner, 14min

5:00PM *Taxi!* (1932) James Cagney, Loretta Young, D: R. Del Ruth, Warner, 70min

6:15PM *Night Court* (1932) Phillips Holmes, Walter Huston, D: W.S. Van Dyke, MGM 95min


*Family Sing-Along - Not Likely, But Catchy Tunes Anyway!*


8:00PM *Mary Poppins* (1964) Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, D: R. Stevenson, Disney, 140min

10:30PM *Good News* (1930) Mary Lawlor, Bessie Love, D: N. Grinde, MGM, 77min

short *Every Sunday* (1936) Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, D: F.E. Feist, MGM, 11min


*Silent Sunday Nights - "Angel's Wings" - Odd Views of Heaven*



12:00AM *The Blue Bird* (1918) Tula Belle, D: M. Tourneur, Famous Players, 75min

1:15AM *Sadie Goes to Heaven* (1917) Mary McAlister, D: W.S. Van Dyke, Perfection Pictures, 65min


*TCM Imports - More "Angel's Wings"*


2:30AM *Faraway, So Close* (1993) Otto Sander, Bruno Ganz, D: W. Wenders, Bioskop Film, 140min

5:00AM *Gods of Bali* (1951) Documentary, D: Nikola Drakulic, Nederland Film, 56min


*Monday, January 12 - Luise Rainer's Birthday 1/12/10*


6:00AM *Escapade* (1935) William Powell, Rainer, D: R.Z. Leonard, MGM, 95min

7:45AM *Dramatic School* (1938) Rainer, Paulette Goddard, D: R.B. Sinclair, MGM, 80min

9:15AM *The Emperor's Candlesticks* (1937) William Powell, Rainer, D: G. Fitzmaurice, MGM, 89min

short *Another Romance of Celluloid* (1938) Rainer, MGM, 11min

11:00AM *The Toy Wife* (1938) Rainer, Melvyn Douglas, D: R. Thorpe, MGM, 96min

12:45PM *Big City* (1937) Spencer Tracy, Rainer, D: F. Borzage, MGM, 80min


*MGM Does Dickens*


2:15PM *David Copperfield* (1935) W.C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore, D: G. Cukor, MGM, 133min

4:30PM *A Tale of Two Cities* (1935) Ronald Colman, Edna Mae Oliver, D: J. Conway, MGM, 123min

short *A Fireside Chat with Lionel Barrymore* (1938) Lionel Barrymore, D: E.L. Marin, MGM, 3min

6:45PM *A Christmas Carol* (1938) Reginald Owen, D: E.L. Marin, MGM, 69min


*Star of the Month - Ann Sothern - Her Early Years*


8:00PM *Danger - Love at Work* (1937) Sothern, Jack Haley, D: O. Preminger, Fox, 81min, Premiere

9:30PM *Fifty Roads to Town* (1937) Don Ameche, Sothern, D: N. Taurog, Fox, 81min, Premiere

11:00PM *Let's Fall in Love* (1933) Edmund Lowe, Sothern, D: D. Burton, Columbia, 73min

12:15AM *The Hell Cat* (1934) Robert Armstrong, Sothern, D: A. Rogell, Columbia, 70min

1:30AM *Hooray for Love* (1935) Gene Raymond, Sothern, D: W. Lang, RKO, 75min

2:45AM *Smartest Girl in Town* (1936) Gene Raymond, Sothern, D: J. Santley, RKO, 58min

3:45AM *The Show of Shows* (1929) Sothern as Harriet Lake, D: J.G. Adolfi, Warner, 129min


*Tuesday, January 13*


*Tougher Challenges Than Ours*


6:00AM *Madame Curie* (1943) Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, D: M. LeRoy, MGM, 124min

short *Marines in the Making* (1942) Pete Smith, D: H. Polesie, MGM, 9min

8:15AM *Scott of the Antarctic* (1948) John Mills, D: C. Frend, Ealing, 111min, p/s

10:15AM *Kon-Tiki* (1951) Thor Heyerdahl, D: T. Heyerdahl, RKO, 77min

short *Seeing Hands* (1943) Russell Gleason, D: G. von Fritsch, 11min


*Fun With Wallace and Marjorie*


11:45AM *Rationing* (1944) Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, D: W. Goldbeck, MGM, 94min

short *Donkey Baseball* (1935) Pete Smith, D: J. Waters, MGM, 9min

1:30PM *Jackass Mail* (1942) Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, D: N.Z. McLeod, MGM, 80min

3:00PM *Barnacle Bill* (1941) Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, D: R. Thorpe, MGM, 90min


*Attack of the Pronouns!*


4:30PM *She* (1935) Randolph Scott, D: Holden/Pichel, RKO, 101min

6:15PM *Them!* (1954) James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, D: G. Douglas, Warner, 94min, p/s

toon *The Gay Anties* (1947) D: F. Freleng, Warner, 7min


*"Shame on Me" - Voyeurism*


8:00PM *The 'Burbs* (1989) Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, D: J. Dante, Universal, 103min, Premiere

9:45PM *Look in Any Window* (1961) Paul Anka, D: W. Alland, Allied Artists, 87min, Premiere

11:15PM *Rear Window* (1954) James Stewart, D: A. Hitchcock, Paramount, 115min, p/s


*Rabbits - Real, Imaginary, Animated, and Mutant*


1:15AM *The Rabbit Trap* (1959) Ernest Borgnine, D: P. Leacock, UA, 72min

2:30AM *Harvey* (1950) James Stewart, D: H. Koster, Universal, 104min, p/s

toon *Rabbit Transit* (1947) D: F. Freleng, Warner, 8min

4:30AM *Night of the Lepus* (1972) Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, D: W.F. Claxton, MGM, 88min


*Wednesday, January 14*


*"Another State of Mind" - Fantasy Worlds*


6:00AM *The Secret Life of Walter Mitty* (1947) Danny Kaye, D: N.Z. McLeod, Goldwyn, 111min

8:00AM *Alice in Wonderland* (1933) W.C. Fields, D: N. McLeod, Paramount, 90min, p/s

9:30AM *Du Barry Was a Lady* (1943) Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, D: R. Del Ruth, MGM, 96min

11:15AM *Billy Liar* (1963) Tom Courtenay, D: J. Schlesinger, Vic Films, 96min, Premiere


*Revenge of the Remakes*


1:00PM *One Sunday Afternoon* (1933) Gary Cooper, D: S. Roberts, Paramount, 85min, p/s

2:30PM *The Strawberry Blonde* (1941) James Cagney, D: R. Walsh, Warner, 98min

4:15PM *One Sunday Afternoon* (1949) Dennis Morgan, D: R. Walsh, Warner, 90min


*Potpourri of Two-Reelers*


5:45PM *The Dentist* (1933) W.C. Fields, D: L. Pearce, Paramount, 21min p/s

6:09PM *Dirty Work* (1933) Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, D: L. French, MGM, 19min

6:31PM *Mama's Little Pirate* (1934) Our Gang, D: G. Meins, MGM, 20min

6:54PM *Dizzy Pilots* (1943) Stooges, D: J. White, Columbia, 17min

7:14PM *She's Oil Mine* (1941) Buster Keaton, D: J. White, Columbia, 17min

7:34PM *The Misses Stooge* (1935) Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, D: J. Parrott, MGM, 19min


*Time Travel - Via Spaceship*


8:00PM *World Without End* (1956) Hugh Marlowe, D: E. Bernds, Allied Artists, 80min, Premiere

9:30PM *Planet of the Apes* (1968) Charleton Heston, D: F. Schaffner, Fox, 112min, Premiere

11:30PM *Beyond the Time Barrier* (1960) Robert Clarke, D: E. Ulmer, AIP, 80min, Premiere

1:00AM *Visit to a Small Planet* (1960) Jerry Lewis, D: N. Taurog, Paramount, 85min, Premiere


*Draft Board Troubles*


2:30AM *Alice's Restaurant* (1969) Arlo Guthrie, Pat Quinn, D: A. Penn, UA, 111min

4:30AM *No Time to Be Young* (1957) Robert Vaughn, D: D.L. Rich, Columbia, 81min


*Thursday, January 15*


*Margaret O'Brien's Birthday - 1/15/37*


6:00AM *Journey for Margaret* (1942) Robert Young, O'Brien, D: W.S. Van Dyke, MGM, 81min

7:30AM *Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case* (1943) Lionel Barrymore, D: W. Goldbeck, MGM, 89min

9:00AM *The Unfinished Dance* (1947) O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, D: H. Koster, MGM, 101min

10:45AM *Bad Bascomb* (1946) Wallace Beery, O'Brien, D: S. Sylvan Simon, MGM, 111min

12:45PM *Our Vines Have Tender Grapes* (1945), E.G. Robinson, D: R. Rowland, MGM, 105min

2:30PM *Music for Millions* (1944) June Allyson, O'Brien, D: H. Koster, MGM, 118min

4:30PM *Three Wise Fools* (1946) O'Brien, Lionel Barrymore, D:E. Buzzell, MGM, 90min

6:00PM *Big City* (1948) O'Brien, Robert Preston, D: N. Taurog, MGM, 103min

short *You, John Jones!* (1943) James Cagney, Ann Sothern, O'Brien, D: M. LeRoy, MGM, 11min


*"Bad Luck" - Bumbling Thieves*


8:00PM *How to Murder a Rich Uncle* (1958) Nigel Patrick, D: N. Patrick, Columbia, 79min

toon *Bad Luck ***** (1949) D: T. Avery, MGM, 7min

9:30PM *The Ladykillers* (1955) Alec Guinness, D: A. Mackendrick, Ealing, 91min, p/s

toon *Lucky Pigs* (1939) D: B. Harrison, Columbia, 7min

11:15PM *A Fish Called Wanda* (1988) Kevin Kline, John Cleese, D: C. Crighton, MGM, 108min, p/s

toon *Lucky Ducky* (1948) D: T. Avery, MGM, 7min

1:15AM *The Lavender Hill Mob* (1951) Alec Guinness, D: C. Crighton, Ealing, 81min, p/s


*"Ghost Town Blues" - Come for the Solitude, Stay for the Scenic Abandoned Mine*


2:45AM *Split Second* (1953) Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, D: D. Powell, RKO, 85min

4:15AM *The Bride Came C.O.D.* (1941) James Cagney, Bette Davis, D: W. Keighly, Warner, 92min

short *A Day in Death Valley* (1944) James Fitzpatrick, D: J. Fitzpatrick, MGM, 10min


*Friday, January 16*


*Dian Fossey's Birthday - 1/16/32 - Gorillas, Gorilla Suits, and One Hairy Guy*


6:00AM *Murder in the Private Car* (1934) Charlie Ruggles, D: H. Beaumont, MGM, 65min

7:15AM *So This Is Africa* (1933) Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, D: E.F. Cline, Columbia, 70min

8:30AM *Murders in the Rue Morgue* (1932) Bela Lugosi, D: R. Florey, Universal, 61min, p/s

short *Bum Voyage* (1934) Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, D: N. Grinde, MGM Roach, 20min

10:00AM *Road to Zanzibar* (1941) Hope and Crosby, D: V. Schertzinger, Paramount, 92min, p/s

short *Wrongorilla* (1933) Jack Haley, D: A. Goulding, Warner, 20min

12:00PM *The Hairy Ape* (1944) William Bendix, Susan Hayward, D: A. Santell, UA, 90min, p/s


*"Cold Feelings" - Nuff Said*


1:30PM *The Mountain* (1956) Spencer Tracy, D: E. Dmytryk, Paramount, 105min, Premiere

3:15PM *Arctic Fury* (1949) Del Cambre, Eve Miller, D: Feitshans/Dawn, RKO, 63min

toon *Snow Time for Comedy* (1941) D: C. Jones, Warner, 7min

4:30PM *Island in the Sky* (1953) John Wayne, D: W. Wellman, Warner, 109min, p/s

short *Cold Turkey* (1940) Harry Langdon, D: Del Lord, Columbia, 20min

6:45PM *Coast Guard* (1939) Randolph Scott, Frances Dee, D: E. Ludwig, Columbia, 71min


*"Don't Drag Me Down" - Shipwrecks*


8:00PM *Lifeboat* (1944) Tallulah Bankhead, D: A. Hitchcock, Fox, 98min, Premiere

9:45PM *S. O. S. Perils of the Sea* (1925) Elaine Hammerstein, D: J.P. Hogan, Columbia, 58min

10:45PM *The Last Voyage* (1960) Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, D: A.L. Stone, MGM, 92min

toon *Bosko Shipwrecked* (1931) D: H. Harman, Warner, 7min

12:30AM *In Which We Serve* (1942) Noel Coward, D: Lean/Coward, British Lion, 113min, p/s


*TCM Underground - "Mommy's Little Monster"*


2:30AM *It's Alive* (1974) John Ryan, Sharon Farrell, D: L. Cohen, Warner, 91min

short *How to Raise a Baby* (1938) Robert Benchley, D: R. Rowland, MGM, 10min

4:15AM *It Lives Again* (1978) Frederick Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd, D: L. Cohen, Warner, 91min

short *So You Want to Be a Baby-Sitter* (1949) George O'Hanlon, D: R.L. Bare, Warner, 10min


*Saturday, January 17*


*Saturday Morning Series*


6:00AM *Calling Dr. Gillespie* (1942) Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, D: H. Bucquet, MGM, 84min

7:30AM *Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant* (1942) Lionel Barrymore, D: W. Goldbeck, MGM, 87min

9:00AM *Scattergood Baines* (1941) Guy Kibbee, D: C. Cabanne, RKO, 69min

10:15AM *Scattergood Meets Broadway* (1941) Guy Kibbee, D: C. Cabanne, RKO, 70min


*Mostly Unseen MGM Films Scored by Daniele Amfitheatrof*


11:30AM *Northwest Rangers* (1943) James Craig, William Lundigan, D: J. Newman, MGM, 64min

short *Utopia of Death* (1940) John Nesbitt, MGM, 10min

12:45PM *Fast and Furious* (1939) Franchot Tone, Ann Sothern, D: B. Berkeley, MGM, 73min

2:00PM *The Beginning or the End* (1947) Brian Donlevy, D: N. Taurog, MGM, 112min

4:00PM *Harrigan's Kid* (1943) Bobby Readick, Frank Craven, D: C.F. Reisner, MGM, 80min

5:30PM *And One Was Beautiful* (1940) Robert Cummings, D: R.B. Sinclair, MGM, 68min

6:45PM *The Man from Dakota* (1940) Wallace Beery, D: L. Fenton, MGM, 74min


*The Essentials -* *Key Largo*


8:00PM *Key Largo* (1948) Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, D: J. Huston, Warner, 101min


10:00PM *The Treasure of the Sierra Madre* (1948) Bogart, D: J. Huston, Warner, 127min


*"Ball and Chain" - Workin' for the State*


12:15AM *Hell's Highway* (1932) Richard Dix, Tom Brown, D: R. Brown, RKO, 80min

1:45AM *Chain Gang* (1950) Douglas Kennedy, Marjorie Lord, D: L. Landers, Columbia, 70min

3:00AM *Road Gang* (1936) Donald Woods, Kay Linaker, D: L.King, Warner, 65min

4:15AM *I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang* (1932) Paul Muni, D: M. LeRoy, Warner, 93min

short *Nut Guilty* (1936) Bergen and McCarthy, D: L. French, Warner, 11min

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*"Big City" ydobon's Schedule Notes*


If you're afraid of Margaret O'Brien, Dr. Gillespie, or *One Sunday Afternoon* , turn back. You've been warned.


Most of my schedule is self-explanatory. While brainstorming, I was listening to Social Distortion, thus several of my themes include song titles. Thanks, Mike Ness!


On Sunday night, you may be wondering why I chose to show the 1930 version of *Good News* , given my affection for June Allyson and Joan McCracken. I've never seen the earlier version, and would like to compare.


My *Star of the Month* is Ann Sothern, making a return after seven years. I don't have access to the old schedule, but I doubt many of mine appeared then.


My *Time Travel* night involved only space travel movies, all premieres in the hope that nobody else would choose them. Right. Jerry Lewis, anyone?


And you knew it had to happen eventually, my half-day birthday tribute to Margaret O'Brien. Lazy? Maybe, but my laziness is well-balanced by my mediocrity throughout the rest of my schedule.


With my *Potpourri of Two-Reelers* , I allowed three minutes between each short. TCM plays them even closer together. I just didn't want to leave huge gaps between them to fit into the quarter-hour rule.


For my *Underground*, I chose a couple of the worst films I've ever seen, *It's Alive* and *It Lives Again* . Believe it or not, the former won the Special Jury Award at the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival.


My *Essentials* pick is *Key Largo* . Again, I was surprised that this one hasn't made it to Saturday night yet. It's followed by another Huston/Bogart *Essential*, *The Treasure of the Sierra Madre* .


Enjoy, or go take some Pepto-Bismol!

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My apologies for being late in congratulating the really good schedules put up. It is easy totell a lot of hard work and creativity went into them.


Some of my faves include Chip's "Classic/Later"and "First Talking Appearance" with plenty of good titles thrown in throught out the week. Another great entry from you.


Barbara had some great themes with "Aging Actresses", "Crooners" and "One Hour." There is a Saturday morning feature just waiting to be used.


"ydobon" there are lots of great films but being a sucker for a great theme title you are leading with "Attack of The Pronouns." "Mediocrity through the rest of the schedule.." Now who is pulling whose leg? Great work all around.


Kubirckbuff, I'm in for the duration of your Sturges and Colbert themes.


Congratulations to all of you. Can't wait for what is still to come.

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*...leading with "Attack of The Pronouns."*


Thanks, Chris. I originally had *It!* (1966) in there too, but took it out after remembering that post-1950 Warner's were off-limits unless previously shown. Hard to believe I ran out of premieres.

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ydobon, excellent schedule!


I am in favor of any time in Ann Sothern's career, so you have a fan in me. And I'd like to see more Luise Rainer, too. But, gee, "Big City"? Isn't that on too much already? ; )


Nice use of the names of TV series for older movies with no connection.


The "Bumbling Thieves" group would definitely be a fun time.

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Thanks for all the comments on my schedule- and yes, Kyle I did see Charles Bush in November. Anyone who picks [a film starring Norma Shearer & Nazimova|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032447/] as favorite can do no wrong in my eyes :).


ydobon, forget almost having the same AIP film in our schedules- Lifeboat was almost my Essential and I had a half-day chain-gang theme before those Baby Stars got to me. Seriously, though, your schedule is amazing! Two-reeelers, Ann Sothern, all those rare MGM films- I think Mike Ness would be proud.

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Thanks for all the kind words, folks. These Challenges are one of the main reasons I returned.


On a side note, I've noticed that the TCM database search for film articles seems to be dumping a lot of entries. I had included *One Hundred Men and a Girl* originally, remembered it aired as recently as 2006, but searched for the article just in case. Not there. I Googled it, and I found an article. So our system for determining whether TCM has played a film is not perfect. I guess I'll be double-checking for past airings from now on, and possibly save myself some premieres.


Thanks again.

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*"These Challenges are one of the main reasons I returned."* - ydobon


I thought it was due to my sterling personality. Harumph!


And I was waiting for the Joan McCracken day on your schedule. Wha-happened?


Seriously, another schedule down and it's another great one. Like everyone before me has said, the "predatory pronouns" is real winner. As is "Wally & Marge" day.


I think *Mary Poppins* on a Sunday night is great programming. (It's too bad TCM couldn't get their hands on that one for the December Disney Fest.)


And once again, just like after 'movieman1957' posted his schedule, I am facing the prospect of tearing up yet another idea for my schedule because it is found in your week. I am holding off for now in case inspiration doesn't hit me between now and the end of the month. But this is getting ridiculous!


Well done, my friend.


And, about the lack of an "article" for *100 Men and a Girl* in 2006. Not all films previously shown on TCM necessarily have a corresponding "article" in the Website Archives. For the Deanna Durbin film, it premiered during "31 Days Of Oscar" of 2006. And "31 Days..." is one of those occasions that get a completely separate website devoted to the event. The info for such sites doesn't become automatically become part of the regular website archives. (Same for this year's "SUTS" and the special website created for that event.)


But I just did a website search for "Deanna Durbin" and the first article listed in the results is for *One Hundred Men and a Girl*.



Kyle In Hollywood


"Ooohh, I had a little pony and his name was Chief.

But now he's on the menu as barbecued beef."

*F. McGee*

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*I thought it was due to my sterling personality.*


Oh, yeah, that too. But everyone on these boards has a sterling personality and a heart of gold. ;-)


*But I just did a website search for "Deanna Durbin" and the first article listed in the results is for One Hundred Men and a Girl.*


Now that's weird, the article that I found with Google was for a September *Syncopation Station* slot:



Looking at my schedules, can you tell I miss *Syncopation Station* ? :-(


And thanks for the words of encouragement, Kyle. Go with your original schedule choice, I wasn't going to change mine even if it was an identical match for another entry.

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> * ...leading with "Attack of The Pronouns." *


> Thanks, Chris. I originally had *It!* (1966) in there too, but took it out after remembering that post-1950 Warner's were off-limits unless previously shown. Hard to believe I ran out of premieres.


In regards to that part of your schedule, all I can say is





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Okay, here goes! If any movies on my schedule have shown recently I apologize. I am unable to get cable where I live, so I don't have TCM. Consequently, I am unaware of most the films TCM shows.




*Sunday, November 30th*


*Six Degrees Of Separation: Bing Crosby - Orson Welles*


6:00AM *Going My Way* (1944) *Bing Crosby*, Ingrid Bergman---Paramount 127min p/s

8:15AM *The Road To Utopia* (1946) Bob Hope, _Bing Crosby_ Dir: *Hal Walker* ---Paramount 90min p/s

9:45AM *The Palm Beach Story* (1942) Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert, *Rudy Valle* Assi. Dir: _Hal Walker_ ---Paramount 90min p/s

11:15AM *The Bachelor And The Bobby Soxer* (1947) Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, _Rudy Valle_ , *Ray Collins* ---RKO 95min

1:00PM *Touch Of Evil* (1958) Charlton Heston, *Orson Welles* , _Ray Collins_ ---Universal 95min p/s


*"Why Do I Always Have To Sing The Credits?"*


2:45PM *Pillow Talk* (1959) *Doris Day* , Rock Hudson---Universal 110min p/s

4:45PM *The Tender Trap* (1955) *Frank Sinatra* , Debbie Reynolds---MGM 113min

6:45PM *That Funny Feeling* (1965) *Bobby Darin* ,Sandra Dee---Universal 93min *Premiere*


*"We Are The Champions, My Friends": Films Showcasing Marge and Gower Champion*


8:30PM *Showboat* (1951) Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, *Marge and Gower Champion* ---MGM 108min

10:30PM *Lovely To Look At* (1952) Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, *Marge And Gower Champion* ---MGM 101min


*Silent Sunday Nights*


12:15AM *Nosferatu* (1922) Max Schreck---Prana 105min p/s


*TCM Imports*


2:15AM *The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg* (1964) Cathrine Deneuve---Beta Film 90min p/s

4:00AM *Mon Oncle* (1958) Jacques Tati---Tati Films 120min p/s



*Monday, December 4th*


*Blink And You'll Miss Him: The Uncredited Films Of James Dean*


6:00AM *Sailor Beware* (1952) Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis---Paramount 108min p/s

8:00AM *Has Anybody Seen My Gal?* (1952) Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie---Universal

89min *Premiere*

9:30AM *Fixed Bayonets* (1951) Richard Baseheart---Fox 92min *Premiere*


*Say It With Music: Films And Their Musical Remakes*


11:30AM *Philadelphia Story* (1941) Cary Grant, Kathrine Hepburn---MGM 112min

1:30PM *High Society* (1956) Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra---MGM 111min

3:30PM *Anna And The King Of Siam* (1946) Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison---Fox

128min *Premiere*

5:45PM *The King And I* (1956) Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner---Fox 133min p/s


*Guest Programmer: ILoveRayMilland...A Night Of Favorites*


8:00PM *The Women* (1939) Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford---MGM 133min

10:30PM *Come September* (1961) Rock Hudson, Gina Lollabridgida---Universal 112min p/s

12:45AM *The Lost Weekend* (1946) Ray Milland, Jane Wyman---Paramount 101min p/s

2:30AM *Rebel Without A Cause* (1955) James Dean, Natalie Wood---Warner Bros. 111min

5:30AM *Every Sunday* (1936) Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland---MGM 11min



*Tuesday, December 2nd*


*Dynamic Duo: Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon*


6:00AM *Pepe* (1961) Shirley Jones---Columbia 180min

9:00AM *The Great Race* (1965) Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood---Warner Bros. 157min

11:45AM *Some Like It Hot* (1959) Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe---U/A 120min


*...And The World Weeps With You*


2:00PM *Random Harvest* (1942) Greer Garson, Ronald Colman---MGM 128min

4:15PM *Now, Voyager* (1942) Bette Davis, Paul Henried---Warner Bros. 118min

6:15PM *Wuthering Heights* (1939) Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberman---Samuel Goldwyn 104min


*Theme Of The Month: Time Travel In Movies*


8:00PM *The Time Travelers* (1964) Preston Foster---Dobil 83min *Premiere*

9:30PM *The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty* (1947) Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo---Samuel Goldwyn 110min

11:30PM *Journey To The Center Of Time* (1967) Scott Brady---Borealis 82min *Premiere*

1:00AM *Willy McBean And His Magic Machine* (1965) Larry Mann---Dentsu

94min *Premiere*

2:45AM *It Happened Tomorrow* (1944) Dick Powell, Linda Darnell---U/A 84min *Premiere*

3:30AM *It's A Wonderful Life* (1947) Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed---RKO 132min



*Wednesday, December 3rd*


6:00AM *The James Dean Story* (1957) Warner Bros. 83min



*Most Adorable, I Want Them For My Little Brother Kids...(well, in these movies)*


7:30AM *The Trouble With Harry* (1956) Shirley Maclaine, *Jerry Mathers* ---Paramount 99min p/s

9:15AM *The Thrill Of It All* (1963) Doris Day, James Garner, *Ron Howard* ---Universal 108min p/s

10:15AM *The Shadow Of The Thin Man* (1941) William Powell, Myrna Loy, *Dickie Hall* ---MGM 99min


*First Four Movies I Saw Lying Around In My Room*


1:00PM *Barefoot In The Park* (1967) Robert Redford, Jane Fonda---Paramount 105min p/s

2:45PM *Suddenly* (1954) Frank Sinatra, James Gleason---U/A 82min

4:15PM *Santa Fe Trail* (1940) Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Ronald Reagan---Warner Bros 110min

6:15PM *The Lemon Drop Kid* (1951) Bob Hope---Paramount 91min *Premiere*


*Trapped!* (Explanation for this theme in my notes)


8:00PM *Here Comes Mr. Jordan* (1941) Robert Montgomery, James Gleason ---Columbia 93min

9:45PM *Good-bye Charlie* (1964) Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds---Fox

117min *Premiere*

12:00AM *Topper* (1937) Cary Grant, Constance Bennett---MGM 98min


*End The Day With William And Myrna*


1:45AM *I Love You Again* (1940) William Powell, Myrna Loy---MGM 97min

3:30AM *Manhattan Melodrama* (1934) William Powell, Clark Gable, Myrna Loy---MGM 93min

4:45AM *Myrna Loy: So Nice To Come Home To* (1991) Turner Home Entertainment 60min



*Thursday, December 4th*


*Happy Birthday "Little Miss Fix-it Who Bursts Into Song"! a.k.a Deanna Durbin...87!*


6:00AM *Three Smart Girls* (1936) Deanna Durbin---Universal 90min p/s

7:30AM *It's A Date* (1940) Deanna Durbin, Walter Pidgeon---Universal 100min p/s

9:15AM *Lady On A Train* (1945) Deanna Durbin---Universal 105min p/s

11:00AM *100 Men And A Girl* (1937) Deanna Durbin, Adolphe Menjou---Universal 85min p/s


*We Miss You! Lovely Ladies Who Are No Longer With Us*


12:30PM *The Birds* (1963) Tippi Hendren, Rod Taylor, *Suzanne Pleshette* ---Universal 120min p/s

2:30PM *Marriage On The Rocks* (1965) Frank Sinatra, *Deborah Kerr* , Dean Martin---Warner Bros. 109min

4:30PM *All That Heaven Allows* (1956) *Jane Wyman* , Rock Hudson---Universal 89min p/s

6:00PM *The Band Wagon* (1953) Fred Astaire, *Cyd Charrise* ---MGM 112min


*Star Of The Month: Jean Arthur*


8:00PM *The More The Merrier* (1943) Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea---Columbia 104min

10:00PM *Easy Living* (1937) Jean Arthur, Ray Milland---Paramount 88min p/s

11:45PM *The Talk Of The Town* (1942) Jean Arthur, Cary Grant---Columbia 118min

2:00AM *The Plainsmen* (1936) Jean Arthur, Gary Cooper---Paramount 113min p/s

4:00AM *The Ex-Mrs. Bradford* (1936) Jean Arthur, William Powell---RKO 81min



*Friday, December 5th*


*Lombard And The Mustaches: A Marathon Of Comedies From Carole, Clark, And William*


6:00AM *Carole Lombard: Hollywood's Profane Angel* (2001) Robert Osborne 60min

7:15AM *Nothing Sacred* (1937) Carole Lombard, Fredric March---U/A 75min p/s

8:45AM *Mr. And Mrs. Smith* (1941) Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery---RKO 90min

10:30AM *To Be Or Not To Be* (1942) Carole Lombard, Jack Benny---U/A 100min p/s

12:15PM *The Thin Man* (1934) William Powell, Myrna Loy---MGM 91min

2:15PM *Libeled Lady* (1936) William Powell, Myrna Loy---MGM 98min

4:00PM *It Happened One Night* (1934) Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert---Columbia 105min

6:00PM *Teachers Pet* (1958) Clark Gable, Doris Day---Paramount 120min p/s


*It's The Norm: Famous Characters Named Norman*


8:00PM *A Star Is Born* (1954) Judy Garland, James Mason *(Norman Maine)* ---Warner Bros. 182min

11:15PM *Psycho* (1960) Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins *(Norman Bates)* ---Paramount 109mins p/s


*TCM Underground: It's Incredible*


1:30AM *The Incredible Petrified World* (1960) John Carridine---G.B.M. 70min

2:45AM *The Incredible Shrinking Man* (1957) Grant Williams---Universal 81min p/s

4:15AM *The Incredible Mr. Limpet* (1964) Don Knotts---Warner Bros. 102min



*Saturday, December 6th*


*Family Movie Day*


6:00AM *The Swiss Family Robinson* (1960) John Mills, Dorothy Maguire---Disney 126min

8:15AM *The Misadventures Of Merlin Jones* (1964) Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello---Disney 91min

10:00AM *The Boatniks* (1970) Robert Morse---Disney 100min

11:45AM *The Million Dollar Duck* (1971) Dean Jones---Disney 89min

1:15PM *The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again* (1979) Don Knotts---Disney 88min

2:45PM *The Moonspinners* (1964) Hayley Mills, Peter McEnry---Disney 118min

4:45PM *Cheaper By The Dozen* (1950) Myrna Loy, Clifton Webb---Fox 86min p/s

6:15PM *Bye Bye Birdie* (1963) Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Ann-Margaret---Columbia 112min


The Essentials

8:15PM *Letter From An Unknown Woman* (1948) Joan Fontaine, Louis Jordan---Universal 87min *Premiere*


*Nighttime Is My Time*


10:00PM *Dead Of Night* (1945) Mervyn Johns---Ealing 104min p/s

12:00AM *The Night Of The Hunter* (1955) Robert Mitchum, Shelly Winters---U/A 93min

1:45AM *Night Of The Living Dead* (1968) Duane Jones---Continental 90min p/s

3:15AM *A Night To Remember* (1958) Kenneth Moore---J Arthur Rank 123min p/s

5:30AM *Night Owls* (1930) Laurel and Hardy---Hal Roach 20min p/s

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First of all, keep in mind that you are reading a teen's schedule, so if there are fluffy movies or typical choices...well that's just me! LOL!


Over all I wanted my week to be a very uplifting and happy week. So, most of films have happy endings. Also, and even more importantly I wanted to be different and unique. So I picked people and movies that don't normally get picked. And I picked some pretty weird themes...LOL!


I did "Six Degrees Of Separation" because it seemed like it would be a lot of fun and it related back to the boards, because that is a game that many people loved playing in "Trivia".


The "Credit Singers" theme was an excuse for me to show off three of my very favorite stars. And seriously, I swear they sing the credits on like every single movie they are in...LOL!


I did a night honoring Marge and Gower Champion because they are one of my favorite dancing teams. Sadly, they are extremely under-rated!


My "Silent Sunday Nights" film is one I have never seen, but I was reading about it in one of my books and it looked pretty interesting, so I scheduled it!


My "TCM Imports" are comprised first of a film I recently discovered and the second one is a director I recently discovered. (From these boards actually!)





I love James Dean and I knew I wanted to honor him some how, but I REALLY did not want to show the same old three again! So looked up his uncredited roles and I decided to use those. And actually they turned out to be pretty cool looking movies, especially the one with Rock Hudson. (I wonder if they knew they would be working together again...soon?)


I am a total musical fan and I thought it would be really interesting to watch the original movie and then the musical remake and compare them.


Okay, so being different I didn't want to pick a normal Guest Programmer I wanted to pick the abnormal...me....LOL! I chose two favorite comedies (one color, one b/w) and two favorite dramas (again, one color, one b/w). And a favorite short with two favorite actresses in it.




I really like Tony Curtis and I adore Jack Lemmon and together they are amazing! So I wanted to show the only three films that they are casted together.


Then comes my tribute to tear-jerker romances...which is a genre I hate! But, I love "Now Voyager" (I did cry though)! And I really want to see the other two, but my incredibly annoying library doesn't have them. They have a Korean version of "Random Harvest", but not an English version! That is just weird.


The time travel theme kinda through off balance. I really am not into that at all, but then I thought "How can I tweek it?" LOL! So I programmed three traditional time travel movies and three nontraditional ones. The three traditional ones are pretty self-exclamatory, albeit pretty unknown ones. But then comes the nontraditional ones. First we have *"The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty"*. This is in fact the first movie that came to my mind when I thought of time travel. Why? Because throughout the film he has dreams that he becomes different characters throughout history (e.g. a riverboat gambler, WWII fighter pilot) that is SO time travel! The second one *"It Happened Tomorrow"* is about a man who sees the headlines for tomorrow...today. This always make me think of time travel because a mysterious man always delivers the newspapers. Where could he be from, but the future? The last one is *"It's A Wonderful Life"* this movie also deals with time travel because George Bailey is traveling back and forth from the past to the present to the future quite a bit.




I programmed the James Dean documentary because as I said before I LOVE him! Also, I can never help but laughing thinking how Elvis thought it was going to be a real movie and tried to audition for the role! LOL!


I am normally not a little kid person (in the movies!!! I love them out of them!), but those three movies represents three of the cutest little kids EVER!


I walked into my room and the first four movies I saw I programmed. I thought it would be an interesting way to show a little bit of me to you guys. (I am sorry I didn't see a Bobby Darin movie! LOL!


The theme *"Trapped!"* deals with three different movie with different characters who are bodily trapped for different reasons. In *"Here Comes Mr. Jordan"* Robert Montgomery's soul and personality is trapped in a few different people's bodies because his own was cremated. In *"Good-bye Charlie"* Tony Curtis's womanizing, all around jerk is murdered and is forced to come back to life in the body of a women (Debbie). This is a very interesting example of being trapped! In *"Topper"* Cary and Constance are trapped in between life and the after life because they never did a nice thing. The way of being trapped is a little different, because their souls aren't trapped in another's body, but their entire body is.


I absolutely ADORE Myrna Loy and William Powell, so I thought it would be a nice way to end the day.




Thursday was a girl's day! I started off with a tribute to Deanna Durbin, which was quote difficult because her entire body of films comes from Universal...yikes! And I didn't have any premieres left, so I had to be content with those movie which had been previously shown on TCM.


I wanted to do a tribute to those great actresses that have recently died, so there it is.


I picked Jean Arthur as my star of the month because to my knowledge she has NEVER been picked before! I adore her, and just couldn't believe that, so I HAD to honor her!





I love both Carole and her great husbands, so I did a day of their great comedies, many of them screwball...just like the lady it was named after!


I thought of that title and just KNEW I had to use it...somewhere! So I chose probably the two most famous Normans and put in to my schedule. The interesting thing about these two Normans is that they are both pretty sad characters! Verging on insanity or completely insane. (Decide for yourself which is which...LOL!)


I chose a theme for my Underground movies because I realized there were so many B-movies and horror films with the word "Incredible" in the title. (There were tons more that I had to cut out!)




I did a family movie day with movies my family loves and that I love! I thought it would be a nice to program a family day. It would be a perfect way to get some of the younger kids liking the classics!


I chose *"Letter From An Unknown Woman"* for my Essential because it has never been used. In fact, it has never been even shown on TCM!


"Nighttime Is My Time" was just a fun theme.



I hope you like my schedule! Actually I more hope that you read this entire post! LOL! I worked really hard on it and I hope that shows. I may not have as much knowledge of films as others, but I have a lot of enthusiasm for them! And I hope THAT at least shows! LOL!


Thanks, for taking the time to read my schedule and the notes about it! It makes me feel really happy. Before, finding the boards I knew barely anyone who liked the classics and more importantly who wanted to talk about them! LOL! Anyways, I had a lot of fun! -ILRM


p.s. Thanks ever so, Filmlover for putting this one together! And thanks to everyone who answered my fifty-billion-gazillion questions! :)

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Very nice schedule, ILRM. Six Degrees of Separation, Singing Credits, a very good Time Travel night, and four of my favorites, Deanna Durbin, Jean Arthur, Myrna Loy, and Carole Lombard.


And very nice notes, too. My typical conversations consist of three-word sentences, so it's a struggle writing anything about my thoughts. Much of my time is spent staring into space like Puddy on *Seinfeld* . :-)

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TCM Challenge 11: It's About Time

May 3-9, 2009


Sunday May 3


Reoccurring Characters: McGinty and The Boss

6:00 am - The Great McGinty (1940) - Brian Donlevy, Akim Tamiroff - ps/Paramount - 82 min.

7:30 am - The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) - Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken - ps/Paramount - 98 min.


The Better Version of Me: Look-a-likes in Which One is Bad and the Other is Good

9:15 am - Pardon My Past (1945) - Fred MacMurry, William Demarest - 88 min - Columbia

10:45 am - The Whole Town's Talking (1935) - Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur - Columbia - 93 min.

12:30 pm - A Tale of Two Cities (1935) - Ronald Colman - MGM - 128 min.


Coping With Olympic Withdrawal:

2:45 pm - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962 - marathon) - Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay - ps/British Lion - 104 min.

4:30 pm - Walk, Don't Run! (1966- race walking!) - Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar - Columbia - 114 min.

6:30 pm - Freshman Love (1936 - rowing) - Frank McHugh, Patricia Ellis - WB - 67 min.

7:50 pm - Short: Olympic Events (1932) - MGM - 10 min.


The Brontes vs. The Barretts:

8:00 pm - Devotion (1946) - Ida Lupino, Olivia de Havilland - WB - 107 min.

10:00 pm - The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) - Norma Shearer, Fredric March - MGM - 110 min.


Silent Sunday Nights:

12:00 am - Chicago (1927) - Premiere/Pathe Exchange - 118 min.


TCM Imports:

2:15 am - Bellissima (1951) - Anna Magnani - Premiere/I.F.E. Corp. - 108 min.


Not a TCM Import:

4:15 am - Bonjour tristesse (1958) - David Niven, Deborah Kerr - Columbia - 94 min.


Monday May 4


All Around the World:

6:00 am - The Greeks Had a Word For Them (1932) - Joan Blondell, Madge Evans - 79 min - Goldwyn

7:30 am - Paris Model (1953) - Paulette Goddard, Marilyn Maxwell - Columbia - 81 min.

9:00 am - China Seas (1935) - Clark Gable, Jean Harlow - MGM - 87 min.

10:30 am - Panama Hattie (1942) - Red Skeleton, Ann Sothern - MGM - 79 min.

12:00 pm - A Night in Casablanca (1946) - The Marx Brothers - ps/UA - 85 min.


Hot Air, Weather or Helium Filled: Balloons in Film:

1:30 pm - The Perils of Pauline (1947) - Betty Hutton, John Lund - ps/Paramount - 96 min.

3:15 pm - The Balloonatic (1923) - Buster Keaton - ps/Kino - 27 min.

3:45 pm - A Ticklish Affair (1963) - Shirley Jones, Gig Young - MGM - 88 min.

5:15 pm - Any Wednesday (1966) - Jane Fonda, Jason Robards - ps/WB - 109 min.

7:15 pm - The Red Balloon (1956) - Pascal Lamorisse - ps/Lopert - 34 min.

7:50 pm - Short/Cartoon: The Milky Way (1940) - MGM - 8 min.


As Seen on TV: Anthology Dramas and the Films They Were Made Into:

8:00 pm - From Television to Film: The Live Anthology Drama - Premiere/Turner Entertainment - 47 min.


9:00 pm - Goodyear Television Playhouse: Marty (1953) - Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand - Premiere/NBC - 51 min.

10:00 pm - Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) - Jack Palance, Ed Wynn - Premiere/CBS - 90 min.


The Movie Versions:

11:45 pm - Marty (1955) - Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair - 91 min - UA

1:30 am - Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) - Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason - 95 min - Columbia


Encore Presentations:

3:15 am - Goodyear Television Playhouse: Marty (1953) - Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand - 51 min - NBC

4:15 am - Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) - Jack Palance, Ed Wynn - 90 min.


Tuesday May 5


Misleading Titles for a Modern World:

6:00 am - The Gay Divorcee (1934) - Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers - RKO - 107 min.

8:00 am - In Gay Madrid (1930) - Ramon Novarro, Dorothy Jordan - 82 min - MGM

9:30 am - Let Us Be Gay (1930) - Norma Shearer, Marie Dressler - MGM - 79 min.


Tyrone Power's 95th Birthday:

11:00 am - Marie Antoinette (1938) - Norma Shearer - MGM - 150 min.

1:45 pm - Flirtation Walk (1934) - Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler - WB - 97 min.

3:24 pm - Short: Along Flirtation Walk (1935) - 6 min.

3:30 pm - The Long Grey Line (1955) - Maureen O'Hara - Columbia - 138 min.

6:00 pm - Seven Waves Away (1957) - Lloyd Nolan - Columbia - 100 min.


7:50 pm - Short: The Ship That Died (1938) - MGM - 10 min.


Time Travel:

8:00 pm - The House in the Square (1951)- Tyrone Power, Ann Blyth - Premiere/Fox - 90 min.

9:45 pm - Flight of the Navigator (1986) - Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens - Disney - 90 min

11:30 pm - Time Bandits (1981) - John Cleese, Sean Connery - Premiere/Embassy - 116 min.

1:45 am - Turn Back the Clock (1933) - Lee Tracy, Mae Clarke - 79 min - MGM


More Mae Clarke:

3:15 am - Waterloo Bridge (1931) - 81 min. - ps/Universal

4:45 am - Three Wise Girls (1932) - Jean Harlow - 68 min - Columbia


Wednesday May 6


Sneaky Rich Guys:

6:00 am - Paradise For Three (1938) - Robert Young, Frank Morgan - MGM - 78 min.

7:30 am - The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) - Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn - 92 min - RKO

9:15 am - The Millionaire (1931) - George Arliss, James Cagney - WB - 80 min.

10:45 am - If I Had a Million (1932) - Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton - ps/Paramount - 88 min

12:15 pm - Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) - Gary Cooper, Claudette Colber - ps/Paramount - 85 min.


Not the Pop Artist, But the Actor: George Segal

1:45 pm - The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) - Barbara Streisand - Columbia - 95 min.

3:30 pm - King Rat (1965) - Tom Courtenay, James Fox - Columbia - 134 min.

5:45 pm - California Split (1974) - Elliot Gould - Columbia - 108 min.


7:45 pm - Short: The Grand Bounce (1937) - MGM - 11 min.



Star of the Month: Celebrating Her 120th (!!!) Birthday, Aline MacMahon

8:00 pm - One Way Passage (1932) - William Powell, Kay Francis - WB - 69 min

9:15 pm - Side Streets (1934) - Ann Dvorak - WB - 63 min.

10:30 pm - Heat Lightning (1934) - Ann Dvorak - 63 min - WB

11:45 pm - All The Way Home (1963) - Jean Simmons, Robert Preston - Premiere/Paramount - 97 min.

1:30 am - Roseanne McCoy (1949) - Farley Granger, Charles Bickford - Goldwyn - 100 min.

3:15 am - Silver Dollar (1932) - Edward G. Robinson - WB - 83 min.

4:45 am - Big Hearted Herbert (1934) - Guy Kibbee - WB - 59 min.

5:50 am - Short: Reward Unlimited (1944) - Dorothy McGuire, Aline MacMahon - MGM - 10 min.



Thursday May 7


A Salute to Working Girls


Working With Their Hands: Manicurists

6:00 am - Hands Across The Table (1935) - Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurry - ps/Paramount - 80 min.

7:30 am - Kansas City Princess (1934) - Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell - WB - 64 min.


I've Always Liked the Dresses: Waitresses In Film

8:45 am - Cain and Mabel (1936) - Clark Gable, Marion Davies - MGM - 90 min.

10:15 am - Of Human Bondage (1934) - Bette Davis - RKO - 83 min.

11:45 pm - The Purple Rose of Cairo (1986) - Mia Farrow - ps/Orion - 82 min.


Jean Arthur, Lady Reporter:

1:15 pm - Whirlpool (1934) - Jack Holt - Columbia - 80 min.

2:45 pm - Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) - Gary Cooper - Columbia - 115 min.


Love in the Automat:

4:45 pm - Easy Living (1937) - Jean Arthur, Ray Milliand - ps/Paramount - 88 min.

6:15 pm - That Touch of Mink (1962) - Cary Grant, Doris Day - ps/Universal - 99 min.


The Multi-Talented Carl Reiner:

8:00 pm - Screenwriter: The Thrill of It All (1963) - James Garner, Doris Day - ps/Universal - 108 min.

10:00 pm - Actor: The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966) - Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin - UA - 126 min.

12:15 am - Writer/Director: Enter Laughing (1967) - Jose Ferrer, Shelley Winters - Columbia - 112 min.

2:15 am - Actor: The Gazebo (1959) - Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds - MGM - 100 min.

4:00 am - Director: Where's Poppa? (1970) - George Segal, Ruth Gordon - UA - 82 min.


5:30 am - Festival of Shorts: Pete Smith: The Domineering Male (1940) - 10 min. & Treasures From Trash[/b] (1946) - 10 min - (both MGM)


Friday May 8


Master of the Aesthetically Pleasing Credits: Saul Bass's 89th Birthday

6:00 am - North By Northwest (1959) - Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint - MGM - 136 min.

8:45 am - Saint Joan (1957) - Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark - UA - 110 min.


Bad Girls:

10:45 am - Blondie Johnson (1933) - Joan Blondell, Chester Morris - WB - 67 min.

12:00 pm - Caged (1950) - Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead - WB - 96 min.

1:45 pm - Lady Scarface (1941) - Judith Anderson - RKO - 66 min.


Beyond "Here's Morgan" and "I've Got a Secret": Henry Morgan

3:00 pm - Murder Inc. (1960) - Stuart Whitman, Peter Falk - Premiere/Fox - 101 min.

4:45 pm - It Happened to Jane (1959) - Doris Day, Jack Lemmon - Columbia - 97 min.

6:30 pm - So This is New York (1948) - Henry Morgan, Rudy Vallee - Premiere/UA - 79 min.


Welcome to James Thurber's World:

8:00 pm - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) - Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo - Goldwyn - 110 min.

10:00 pm - The Male Animal (1942) - Henry Fonda, Olivia deHavilland - WB - 101 min.

11:50 pm - Short/Cartoon: The Unicorn in the Garden (1953) - Columbia - 7 min.

12:00 am - The War Between Men and Women (1972) - Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris - Premiere/Nat'l General Pictures - 110 min.


TCM Underground: Movies From My Childhood That Have Scarred Me For Life

2:00 am - Neighbors (1981) - John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd - Columbia - 94 min.

3:45 am - Under the Rainbow (1981) - Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher - Premiere/WB - 97 min.


5:30 am - Festival of Shorts: Oz Related

MGM Jubilee Overture (1954) - 10 min. & Electrical Power (1938) - MGM - 10 min.


Saturday May 9


Columbia Pictures Presents: a B-Feature Morning:

6:00 am - Night Club Lady (1932) - Adolphe Menjou, Mayo Methot - 66 min.

7:15 am - The Circus Queen Murder (1933) - Adolphe Menjou - 63 min.

8:30 am - Parole Girl (1933) - Mae Clarke, Ralph Bellamy - 67 min.

9:45 am - Before Midnight (1933) - Ralph Bellamy - 63 min.

11:00 am - Cafe Hostess (1940) - Preston Foster, Ann Dvorak - 65 min.


I Am Comfortably Numb: Drug Addiction

12:15 pm - Three on a Match (1932) - Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak - WB - 63 min.

1:30 pm - Long Day's Journey Into Night(1962) - Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson - ps/Embassy - 170 min.

4:30 pm - Monkey on My Back (1957) - Cameron Mitchell - UA - 94 min.

6:15 pm - Believe In Me (1971) - Michael Sarrazin, Jacqueline Bisset - MGM - 86 min.


7:43 pm (approx) - The Druggist's Dilemma (1933) - RKO - 17 min.


Forget Email, IM and Text Messaging: The Art of the Letter

TCM Essential:

8:00 pm - A Letter to Three Wives (1949) - Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell - Premiere/20th Century Fox - 103 min.

10:00 pm - The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) - Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews - ps/Fox - 75 min.

11:30 pm - Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) - Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan - Premiere/Universal - 86 min.

1:00 am - 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) - Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins - Columbia - 100 min

2:45 am - Love Letters (1945) - Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten - ps/Paramount - 101 min.

4:30 am - A Letter for Evie (1946) - Marsha Hunt, Hume Cronyn - MGM - 89 min.

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Notes for my schedule:


Star of the Month: Aline MacMahon



The House in the Square (1951)

Time Bandits (1981)

All The Way Home (1963)

Murder Inc. (1961)

So This is New York (1948)

The War Between Men and Women (1972)

A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)

TCM Original Production: From Television to Film: The Live Anthology Drama (2009)

Marty (1953 - TV Version)

Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956 - TV Version)


Silent Sunday Night: Chicago (1927)

TCM Import: Bellissima (1951)

TCM Underground: Neighbors and Under the Rainbow (both 1981)


I haven't been around much these past few months, but I usually do a quick check of the boards to see if a new Challenge has popped up. The allowance of 11 Premieres was irresistible and it allowed me to do a theme I've wanted to do for ages: TV Anthology dramas. I know a lot of people hate when TV shows pop up on TCM, but I'd love to see the early versions of "Marty" and "Requiem for a Heavyweight" as well as the Hollywood versions (I do love those compare and contrast themes!). I also added in a "TCM Original" Documentary focusing on anthology dramas, since many (if not most) of the shows starred actors from Classic Hollywood, and utilized up-and-coming directors such as John Frankenheimer and Sidney Lumet.


For my Star of the Month, I chose the luminous Aline MacMahon. My choice was inspired by the current SOTM, Kay Francis. Over the past few months, I've turned to movies for a sense of comfort and escapism from my life and oddly enough, my favorite comfort movies are WB pre-codes. I can't get enough of them lately. And while I didn't use "Gold Diggers of 1933", I did choose other films in which Aline shined in, such as "One Way Passage" and "Heat Lightning", as well as two from her later career.


I focused on Carl Reiner for one of my Primetime lineups since I absolutely fell in love with him during his run on "The Name's The Same". And speaking of old game shows, it also explains my inclusion of [Henry Morgan|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Morgan_(comedian)], of radio fame (not to be confused with Harry Morgan, of Dragnet and MASH). Henry was my favorite panelist on 'I've Got a Secret'--he was grouchy, cantankerous and half the time, he looked like he just wanted a drink. That's my type of guy! Plus, he's funny--his radio show is hilarious. I've included all three movies he appeared in--I'd love to see "So This is New York", which was his only starring role. (Side note: If anyone can tell me where his cameo is in "That Kind of Woman"--which I didn't include--please, please tell me. I've slow-mo'ed and freeze framed that movie more than I care to admit).


Henry's films lead into Friday's primetime James Thurber lineup (Morgan was friends with him, and appeared in the 1969 sitcom that was based on his writings). Like the pre-codes, I've become a huge fan of Thurber's writing, especially his whacked out fairy tales. It's also surprising to see that the film version of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" doesn't even resemble the short story that it's based on. I also included the premiere of 1972's, "The War Between Men and Women", which is not only based on various Thurber writings and illustrations, but on the man himself.


For my Underground selections, I chose two films that have stuck with me for my entire life, "Neighbors" and "Under the Rainbow". These movies were on HBO all the time when I was a kid and I only vaguely remember them. "Neighbors" scared the hell out of me since there was a scene where John Belushi is screaming and covered in mud. I actually hid behind the couch whenever I saw the film was going to be on. And "Under the Rainbow" is one of those really bad comedies that no one else remembers but me (it has to do with drunk little people, Nazi's and The Wizard of Oz). Look, it was either these two movies or a double feature of "Halloween 3: Season of the Witch" and "Caveman".


And that's about it. The End.


Also, I should be back later tonight or tomorrow morning to comment on the plethora of schedules that have already been posted. Because I just know that everyone is dying to hear what I have to say.

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Great to see you back! Art of the Letter, Working Girls, Balloons, fabulous. The Aline MacMahon month would be wonderful. And I love your Underground! We're probably alone in our love for *Neighbors* . And I had no idea TCM ever showed *The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner* . I'm a former runner, and this was hands-down my favorite running movie. Haven't seen it in at least fifteen years, maybe more.


Very nice effort!

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*"I just know that everyone is dying to hear what I have to say."* - sugarpuss


Well, you certainly have some "splainin'" to do, missy. (And by "missy", I do mean you've been missed.)


Kyle In Hollywood


"Ooohh, I had a little pony and his name was Chief.

But now he's on the menu as barbecued beef."

*F. McGee*

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