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THE TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #13: THE VOTING THREAD


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And now, it's time for the vote!

 

Following this, I will post a recap of the rules, followed by the schedules and programming notes of everyone who has entered. I did my best to duplicate the style of your original posts (although Plain Text is my arch enemy, so who knows what will happen).

 

Entrants: please take a moment to be sure that your schedule is up in its entirety. As we all know, a single indention at the beginning of a line can wipe out an entire section of text, and copying and pasting sometimes creates indentations. If I made an error, let me know right away so that it can be fixed.

 

Also, please refrain from posting "smileys" in your notes. There was a section of the competition thread that many could not open (including me), and smileys may have been the culprit. lzcutter was kind enough to copypaste me the schedule found on that page. If I omitted anyone or anything because I couldn't access the page, my apologies, and I will correct it immediately.

 

And now, the vote! Please select the TCM Challenge Schedule you think is best!

 

Anyone who was registered as a member of TCM.com by April 30, 2009, may vote, whether you entered the contest or not. You may cast your vote by posting in this thread or by sending me your vote via Private Message.

 

Please adhere to "one person, one vote." In the event that anyone has more than one onscreen identity, I respectfully request that you cast only one vote. This is on the honor system, of course, as I have no way of knowing with certainty. Play fair and nice, everyone!

 

Although a couple of schedules didn't adhere to the exact letter of the rules, I did not disqualify anyone, particularly because we encouraged newcomers so strongly to enter. You should, however, take this into consideration in voting for the winner. One schedule didn't program Sunday to Sunday, and one schedule didn't mark premieres, previously screened films, etc.

 

The voting thread will be open until Wednesday, June 10. All votes must be cast by midnight ET. And remember...there are small prizes!

 

Congratulations to everyone again on a terrific job, and good luck!

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Here's a recap of the rules of this Challenge:

 

*PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS*

 

*1. YOUR WEEK*

Because TCM announces its schedule about three months in advance, you can select any week September 2009 to September 2010. Your week starts at 6am ET on Sunday and ends on the following Sunday at 5:59 am ET. This means that your first film programmed begins right at 6 AM Sunday. Your final film can run slightly over, but should end fairly close to 5:59 AM ET the following Sunday.

 

*2. YOUR DAY*

Each day usually begins at 6am ET but can start later if needed.

 

*3. STAR OF THE MONTH*

One night a block of at least four films must be devoted to a Star Of The Month. Be sure the person you select has enough movies to schedule over a four week period.

 

*4. SPECIAL CHALLENGE: LUCKY 13*

There are two special challenges in this edition. In the first, in honor of this being Challenge #13, use one night of programming (at least four films) to interpret ... the Number 13. Some ideas to get you started:

-Movies about bad luck, omens, superstitions, the occult (13 as a bad-luck sign)

-Movies that include bar mitzvahs (they happen at age 13)

-Movies about rugby (13 members on a team)

-Movies that include the Last Supper (13 at the table)

Find many more examples of the use of the number 13 in our culture at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_(number), and think of your own!

 

Your TCM take on the Number 13 should include at least four movies and start in prime time. The first one should start at 8 PM, any night you have room in the schedule.

 

Be as creative as you can in the interpretation of this!

 

*5. SPECIAL CHALLENGE #2: LOCATION! LOCATION!*

The second of the special challenges in this edition was inspired by recent tributes on TCM to New York and Los Angeles-set films. As a New Yorker, I know how much I love seeing movies set/filmed in my town. Your challenge: program at least four films in a single block all set in or filmed in the same city or state --- anywhere EXCEPT New York City and L.A. Here's the chance to give your hometown or favorite vacation spot the TCM spotlight that shined on New York and L.A.! This block of films can be programmed at any time in the day or night. Four is the minimum number, you can do as many as you want.

 

*6. OTHER THEMES*

All other evenings are themes of your choosing. Daytime themes are encouraged. Once you've chosen your week, check what stars were born then. Maybe it's the anniversary of a historical event, or the anniversary of a classic film's release. You're the programmer, do what you want! Keep in mind that a good TCM schedule has diversity, so try and include different types of movies in the course of the week.

 

*7. PROGRAM TIMES*

Feature films generally start on the top, quarter, bottom, three-quarters of the hour. Primetime features start at 8pm ET. Please allow enough time on your evening schedule to allow for intros and outtros for each film.

 

*8. INTERSTITIALS AND SHORTS*

Try not to leave more than 15 minute gaps between the end of one film and the beginning of the next, lest your audience grow bored. You are not required to but feel free to include short films, featurettes, trailers, etc. in your schedule.

 

*9. REGULAR TCM PROGRAMMING BLOCKS*

Please program the regular TCM features in your schedule. "Silent Sunday Nights" begins around midnight Sunday and is followed by "TCM Imports." "TCM Underground" starts about 2am ET on Friday. Those start times can be flexible. Saturday's "The Essentials" must start at 8pm ET.

 

You can also program a celebrity Guest Programmer evening, or a Private Screening, or any of the other occasional TCM features, but you aren't required to.

 

*10. PROGRAMMING NOTES*

Please include some notes on your schedule. We are interested to know why you picked a selection and your inspirations. These are always fun to read, and they really allow us a peek at what makes you love movies.

 

*11. TCM PREMIERES*

This challenge will allow for 8 premieres.

 

A premiere is classified as any movie not available through the core libraries which has also not been previously shown on TCM. Movies for "Silent Sunday Nights", "Underground" and "Imports" are not counted against the 8. This time , I'm also saying that you can program any silent film made before 1930 without counting it as a Premieres, regardless of where you place it in the schedule.

 

*12. FILMS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN*

You may also use films in the Public Domain without counting against your premieres regardless of the studio that released them. Because Wikipedia's Public Domain entry is riddled with inaccuracies, for the purposes of determining what is and isn't in the public domain we will be using the movies and shorts included in the Prelinger Archives, which is devoted to presenting these films free on the internet. (As a bonus, you can watch all of them online to see if they fit your needs). The link is listed with the libraries below. Please mark these films "p/d" on your schedule.

 

*13. THE FILM LIBRARIES FOR THIS CHALLENGE*

The film libraries (with hyperlinks) for use in this Challenge are -

 

Warner Bros (pre-1948 only): http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026840/

 

MGM (pre-1986): http://www.imdb.com/company/co0020206/

 

RKO (all): http://www.imdb.com/company/co0041421/

 

Columbia Pictures (all) http://www.imdb.com/company/co0071509/

 

United Artists (after 1950): http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026841/

 

Samuel Goldwyn (all): http://www.imdb.com/company/co0016710/

 

J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors gb: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0027356/

 

Walt Disney (Live Action only): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_live_action_films

 

Public Domain list: http://www.archive.org/details/feature_films

 

*14. PREVIOUSLY SCREENED FILMS*

As always, you are free to program any film that has already been presented on TCM regardless of library affiliation. This should be designated with a "p/s" symbol (designating "previously scheduled").

 

The way to see if a movie has been previously screened is to go to the homepage and search the "Site." If TCM has played the film before, you will find programming listings, notes, or stories. DON'T search "Database" -- that includes all movies. Search "Site."

 

*15. RUNNING TIMES*

You can find running times for your film selections by using IMDB.com or right here on the TCM website. If using TCM.com, go to the homepage and search "Database" for the film title you need.

 

*16. HOW TO FORMAT*

Format your listing by showing the time it shows, name of the film, year it was produced, star or person of interest, studio, running time, premiere or previously scheduled.

 

Example:

3 PM: *The Letter* (1940), dir. by William Wyler, starring Bette Davis, WB, 95 min

 

LINKS TO PREVIOUS CHALLENGES:

Here are links to previous Challenges and schedules:

Challenge #12 http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=139071&start=150&tstart=0

Challenge #11 http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?messageID=8155190

Challenge #10 ( http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=127551&start=30&tstart=495&messageID=8088572#8088572 )

Challenge #9 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=8046284#8046284)

Challenge #8 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=8013984#8013984)

Challenge #7 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7973260#7973260)

Challenge #6 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7934043#7934043)

Challenge #5 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7877675#7877675)

Challenge #4 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7847611#7847611)

Challenge #3 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7827881#7827881)

Challenge #2 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7794350#7794350)

or the original from the immortal Path40a

Challenge #1 (http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7781430#7781430)

 

*VOTING FOR THE WINNER:*

At the conclusion of the contest a separate thread will be opened for voting. Any member of the TCM.com community may vote, whether you have entered a Challenge or not. You must have registered as a member of TCM.com by midnight April 30, 2009 to vote. In the event of a tie, the moderator will cast the deciding vote.

 

Have fun!

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helenbaby's schedule:

 

 

*Week of Sept. 20-26, 2009*

 

*Sunday Daytime Theme--Blue Hawaii*

 

6:00 AM Honolulu (1939) d. Edward Buzzell Starring Eleanor Powell/Robert Young 83 m MGM

7:30 AM Blue Hawaii (1961) d. Norman Taurog Starring Elvis Presley 101 m Paramount p/s

9:15 AM Ride the Wild Surf (1964) d. Don Taylor Starring Fabian Forte/Tab Hunter 101 m

Columbia

11:00 AM Hawaii (1966) d. George Roy Hill Starring Max Von Sydow 186 m Mirsich p/s

2:05 PM Traveltalks-Honolulu Paradise of the Pacific (1935) 9 m

2:15 PM The Castaway Cowboy (1974) d. Vincent McEveety Starring James Garner 91 m Disney

3:50 PM Short-Harry Owens & His Royal Hawaiians (1944) 10 m

4:00 PM Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) d. Paul Windkos Starring Deborah Walley 101 m Columbia

6:00 PM Endless Summer (1966) d. Bruce Brown Documentary 95 m Bruce Brown Films p/s

7:30 PM MGM Parade

*Nightime Theme--They Say You Want a Revolution*

 

8:00 PM The Devil's Disciple (1959) d. Guy Hamilton Starring Kirk Douglas 85 m Hill-Hecht-Lancaster/UA p/s

9:30 PM The Comedians (1967) d. Peter Glenville Starring Richard Burton 156 m MGM

Silent Sunday Night

 

12:00 AM The Eagle (1925) d. Clarence Brown Starring Rudolph Valentino 77 m Art Finance/UA TCM Premiere

1:20 AM 1925 MGM Studio Tour 32 m

TCM Imports--3 Films of Jean Gabin

2:00 AM French Can Can (1955) d. Jean Renoir 93 m

3:45 AM Touchez Par au Grisbi (1954) d. Jacques Becker 94 m

5:15 AM Traveltalks-Paris on Parade (1938) 9 m

5:30 AM Zouzou (1931) d. Marc Allegret 92 m

*Monday Daytime Theme-Lock Me Up & Throw Away the Key*

 

7:00 AM James Cagney: Top of the World (1992) d. Carl Lindahl Host MIchael J Fox 47 m Communicreations/Turner Pictures

8:00 AM Hell's Highway (1932) d. Rowland Brown Starring Richard Dix 62 m Radio Pictures p/s

9:15 AM Each Dawn I Die (1939) d. William Keighley Starring James Cagney 92 m WB

10:45 AM Caged (1950) d. John Cromwell Starring Eleanor Parker 96 m WB

12:30 PM I Am A Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) d. Mervyn Leroy Starring Paul Muni 93 m WB

2:15 PM Castle on the Hudson (1940) d. Anatole Litvak Starring John Garfield 77 m WB/Anatole Litvak Prod

4:00 PM The Big House (1930) d. George Hll Starring Wallace Beery/Chester Morris 86 m MGM/Cosmopolitan

5:30 PM Dynamite (1929) d. Cecil B. DeMille Starring Charles Bickford 129 m MGM

7:40 PM Short: Tell Tale Heart J. Schildkraut (1941) 20 m

 

*Nighttime Theme--Dean Stockwell*

8:00 PM Private Screenings: Dean Stockwell

9:00 PM Anchors Aweigh (1945) d. George Sidney 140 m MGM

11:30 PM Song of the Thin Man (1947) d. Edward Buzzell 86 m MGM

1:00 AM Kim (1950) d. Victor Saville 113 m MGM

2:50 AM Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) d. Sidney Lumet 184 m Landau Films p/s

Programming note The Cagney doc is P/S and produced by Turner

*Tuesday Daytime Theme--The Softer Side of Manly Men*

 

6:00 AM Love Crazy (1941) d. Jack Conway Starring Wm Powell/Myrna Loy 99 m MGM

7:45 AM Lady for A Day (1933) d. Frank Capra Starring Warren William 96 m Columbia

9:30 AM Ace of Aces (1933) d. J. Walter Ruben Starring Richard Dix 76 m RKO

10:45 AM Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) d. Roy Rowland Starring E.G. Robinson 105 m

12:15 PM She Couldn't Say No (1954) d. Lloyd Bacon Starring Robert Mitchum 89 m RKO

1:45 PM Three Godfathers (1949) d. John Ford Starring John Wayne 105 m Argosy/MGM

3:30 PM Boom Town (1940) d. Jack Conway Starring Clark Gable/Spencer Tracy 118 m MGM

5:30 PM Green Dolphin Street (1947) d. Victor Saville Starring Van Heflin/Lana Turner 140 m MGM

*Director's Showcase--William Wyler*

 

8:00 PM Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Starring Fredric March 178 m RKO/Goldwyn

10:30 PM The Heiress (1949) Starring Olivia de Havilland 115 m Paramount p/s

12:30 AM The Little Foxes (1941) Starring Bette Davis 116 m RKO/Goldwyn

2:30 AM These Three (1936) Starring Merle Oberron/Miriam Hopkins 93 m Goldwyn/UA

4:15 AM Tom Brown of Culver (1932) Starring Tom Brown 82 m Universal TCM Premeire

*Wednesday Happy Birthday to Me!!*

*Daytime Theme--Some of my favorites from childhood*

 

6:00 AM 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) d. Nathan Juran Starring Kerwin Mathews 87 m Morningside/Col p/s

7:30 AM Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) d. William Asher Starring Frankie Avalon 98 m AIP p/s

9:15 AM Horizontal Lieutenant (1962) d. Richard Thorpe Starring Jim Hutton 90 m MGM/Euterpe

10:45 AM The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) d. Frank Tashlin Starring Doris Day 110 m MGM

12:45 PM Spencer's Mountain (1963) d. Delmar Daves Starring Henry Fonda 119 m Warner

2:45 PM The Trouble With Angels (1966) d. Ida Lupino Starring Hayley Mills/Roz Russell 112 m Columbia

4:45 PM Help! (1965) d. Richard Lester Starring The Beatles 90 m Subafilms TCM Premiere

6:15 PM Flipper's New Adventure (1964) d. Leon Benson Starring Luke Halpin/Flipper 103 m Ivan Tors Prod. p/s

*Star of the Month--Fredric March*

 

8:00 PM The Sign of the Cross (1932) d. Cecil B. DeMille 124 m Paramount p/s

10:15 PM Anna Karenina (1935) d. Clarence Brown 95 m MGM

12:00 AM One Foot in Heaven (1941) d. Irving Rapper 108 m Warner

2:00 AM Tomorrow, the World! (1944) d. Leslie Fenton 95 m Lester Cowan Prod/UA p/s

3:45 AM The Middle of the Night (1959) d. Delbert Mann 118 m Sudan Prod/Columbia

5:45 AM Inherit the Wind (1960) d. Stanley Kramer 127 m UA

*Thursday Daytime Theme--Queens of MGM (All MGM Films)*

 

8:00 AM As You Desire Me (1932) d. George Fitzmaurice Starring Greta Garbo 70 m

9:15 AM Riptide (1934) d. Edmund Goulding Starring Norma Shearer 92 m

10:45 AM Ziegfeld Girl (1941) d. Robert Z. Leonard Starring Lana Turner/Judy Garland/Hedy Lamarr 131 m

1:00 PM Valley of Decision (1945) d. Tay Garnett Starring Greer Garson 119 m

3:00 PM Little Women (1949) d.Mervyn Leroy Starring June Allyson/E. Taylor/M. O'Brien 121 m

5:00 PM The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953) d. Don Weis Starring Debbie Reynolds 74 m

6:15 PM The Girl From Missouri (1934) d. Jack Conway Starring Jean Harlow 95 m

*Nighttime Theme--Lucky 13*

 

8:00 PM Mr. Lucky (1943) d. H C Potter Starring Cary Grant 100 m RKO

9:45 PM Short-Passing Parade/Who's Superstitious? 11 m

10:00 PM Vice Versa (1948) d. Peter Ustinov Starring Roger Livesey 111m George Brown Prod. p/s

11:45 PM Short-Carey Wilson's More on Nostradamus 11 m

12:00 AM Thirteen Women (1932) d. George Archainbaud Starring Irene Dunne 73 m RKO

1:15 AM The Woman on Pier 13 (1950) d. Robert Stevenson Starring Laraine Day 73 m RKO

3:00 AM Nights of Cabiria (1957) d. Ferderico Fellini starring Giulietta Masina 117 m deLaurentis prod p/s

5:00 AM Zotz! (1952) d. William Castle Starring Tom Poston 87 m Columbia

 

Programming Notes

Lucky in Title

Vice Versa--A Mystic Stone causes a father/son switch

13 in title

new title of I Married a Communist--This is a loose interpretation

Cabiria--Unlucky in love

Zotz!--a magic coin

 

*Friday All Day Theme--They Tried to Make Me Go to Rehab--Booze & Drugs in Movies*

 

6:30 AM Heroes for Sale (1933) d. William Wellman Starring Richard Barthlemess 73 m 1st Natl/WB

7:45 AM Three on a Match (1932) d. Mervyn Leroy Starring Ann Dvorak 64 m 1st Natl/WB

9:00 AM The Wet Parade (1932) d. Victor Fleming Starring Robert Young 120 m MGM

11:00 AM Smash Up, Story of a Woman (1947) d. Stuart Heisler Starring Susan Hayward 103 m Univeral p/s

12:45 PM Thunder Road (1958) d. Arthur Ripley Starring Robert Mitchum 92 m DRM Prod/UA

 

2:00 PM Monkey on My Back (1957) d. Andre de Toth Starring Cameron Mitchell 93 m Ed. Small Prod/UA

3:45 PM Madame X (1966) d. David Lowell Rich Starring Lana Turner 99 m Universal p/s

6:30 PM Cat Ballou (1965) d. Eliot Silverstein Starring Lee Marvin 96 m

8:00 PM A Hatful of Rain (1957) d. Fred Zinnemann Starring Don Murray 109 m Fox TCM Premiere

10:00 PM The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) d. Otto Preminger Starring Frank Sinatra 119 m Carlyle/UA p/s

12:00 AM A Star is Born (1937) d. William Wellman Starring Janet Gaynor/Fredric March 111 m Selznick/UA p/s

*TCM Underground*

 

2:00 AM Valley of the Dolls (1967) d. Mark Robson Starring Patti Duke/Sharon Tate/Barbara Parkins 123 m Fox p/s

4:15 AM High School Confidential! (1958) d. Jack Arnold Starring Russ Tamblyn 85 m MGM/Albert Zugsmith Prod

 

*Saturday Helen's Picks*

 

5:45 AM Henry Aldrich for President (1941) d. Hugh Bennett Starring Jimmy Lydon 74 m TCM Premiere

7:00 AM Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) d. Hugh Bennett Starring Jimmy Lydon 71 m TCM Premiere

8:15 AM The Prince & The Pauper (1937) d. William Keighley Starring Errol Flynn/Mauch Twins 120 m Warner

10:15 AM Around the World in 80 Days (1956) d. Michael Anderson Starring David Niven 167 m Todd/UA p/s

1:00 PM Westward the Women (1951) d. William Wellman Starring Robert Taylor 118 MGM

3:00 PM All This and Heaven, Too (1942) d. Anatole Litvak Starring Bette Davis 143 m WB

5:30 PM Battleground (1949) d. William Wellman Starring Van Johnson 118 m MGM

7:30 PM Short-Starlit at the Lido (1935) 20 m

 

*The Essentials*

 

8:00 PM Dodsworth (1936) d. William Wyler Starring Walter Huston 101 m Goldwyn/UA p/s

9:45 PM Traveltalks-Looking at London (1946) 10 m

Nightime Theme--Walter Huston Films

 

10:00 PM The Devil & Daniel Webster (1941) d. William Dieterle 85 m RKO

11:30 PM Rain (1932) d. Lewis Milestone 93 m Milestone/UA p/s

1:15 AM The Beast of the City (1932) d. Charles Brabin 87 m Cosmopolitan/MGM

2:45 AM Ann Vickers (1933) d. John Cromwell 72 m RKO

4:15 AM Always In My Heart (1942) d. Jo Graham 92 m WB

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Capuchin's Challenge schedule:

 

*Week of August 22-28, 2010 (completely arbitrary)*

 

*Sunday*

*James Gleason*

6:00 am *Arsenic and Old Lace* (1944) dir. Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant, WB, 118 min.

8:00 am *A Tree Grows in Brooklyn* (1945) dir. Elia Kazan, starring Dorothy McGuire, Fox, 128 min., p/s

10:10am *A Date with the Falcon* (1942) dir. Irving Reis, starring George Sanders, RKO, 63 min.

11:15 am *Suddenly* (1954) dir. Lewis Allen, starring Frank Sinatra, UA, 75 min.

12:35pm *The Ex-Mrs. Bradford* (1936) dir. Stephen Roberts, starring William Powell, RKO, 80 min.

2:00 pm *Here Comes Mr. Jordan* (1941) dir. Alexander Hall, starring Robert Montgomery, Columbia, 94 min

3:40 pm *The Clock* (1945) dir. Vincente Minnelli, starring Judy Garland, MGM, 90 min.

 

*Wilfrid Hyde-White*

5:15 pm *Conspirator* (1950), dir. Victor Saville, starring Robert Taylor, MGM, 85 min.

6:45 pm *Lambeth Walk* (1939) dir. Albert de Courville, starring Lupino Lane, MGM, 67 min.

 

*Primetime (Wilfrid Hyde-White continues)*

8:00 pm *The Third Man* (1950) dir. Carol Reed, starring Joseph Cotten, London Film Prod. Ltd. 105 min. p/s

9:45 pm *North West Frontier (1959) dir. J. Lee Thompson, starring Kenneth More, JA Rank, 129 min.

 

*Silent Sunday Night*

*Midnight The Crowd* (1928) dir. King Vidor, starring Eleanor Boardman, MGM, 98min

 

1:40 am Shorts *Cherry Blossom Time in Japan* (1936) James A. FitzPatrick, MGM, 7 min.

*Floral Japan* (1937) James A. FitzPatrick, MGM, 9 min

 

*TCM Imports*

2:00 am *The Black Cat* (1968) dir. Kaneto Shindo, starring Kichiemon Nakamura, Toho, 99 min.

3:40 am *The Hidden Fortress* (1958) dir. Akira Kurosawa, starring Minoru Chiaki, Toho, 139 min.

 

*Monday*

*Alan Hale*

6:00 am *The Prince and the Pauper* (1937) dir. William Keighley, starring Errol Flynn, WB, 115 min.

8:00 am *Footsteps in the Dark* (1941) dir. Lloyd Bacon, starring Errol Flynn, WB, 69 min.

9:15 am *It Happened One Night* (1934) dir. Frank Capra, starring Claudette Colbert, Columbia, 105 min.

11:00 am *The Sea Hawk* (1940) dir. Michael Curtiz, starring Errol Flynn, WB, 127 min.

1:15 pm *Fog Over Frisco* (1934) dir. William Dieterle, starring Bette Davis, WB, 68 min.

2:30 pm *Imitation of Life* (1934) dir. John M. Stahl, starring Claudette Colbert, Universal, 116 min., p/s

4:30 pm *The Adventures of Robin Hood* (1938) dir. Michael Curtiz, starring Errol Flynn, WB, 104 min.

6:15 pm *The Inspector General* (1949) dir. Henry Koster, starring Danny Kaye, WB, 102 min., p/s

 

*Primetime*

*Judith Anderson*

8:00 pm *Rebecca* (1940) dir. Alfred Hitchcock, starring Laurence Olivier, UA, 130min. p/s

10:15 pm *Laura* (1944) dir. Otto Preminger, starring Gene Tierney, Fox, 87 min., Premiere

11:45 pm *Salome* (1953) dir. William Dieterle, starring Rita Hayworth, Columbia, 103min.

1:30 am *The Strange Love of Martha Ivers* (1946) dir. Lewis Milestone, starring Barbara Stanwyck, PD, 117 min.

3:30 am *Free and Easy* (1941) dir. George Sidney, starring Robert Cummings, MGM, 55 min.

4:30 am *Forty Little Mothers* (1940) dir. Busby Berkeley, starring Eddie Cantor, MGM, 88min.

 

*Tuesday*

*Eugene Pallette*

6:00 am *The Bride Came C.O.D.* (1941) dir. William Keighley, starring James Cagney, WB, 92 min.

7:35 am *The Dragon Murder Case* (1934) dir. H. Bruce Humberstone, starring Warren William, WB, 67 min.

8:45 am *The Male Animal* (1942) dir. Elliott Nugent, starring Henry Fonda, WB, 101 min.

10:30 am *He Stayed for Breakfast* (1940) dir. Alexander Hall, starring Loretta Young, Columbia, 89 min.

Noon *My Man Godfrey* (1936) dir. Gregory La Cava, starring William Powell, PD, 94 min.

1:40 pm *The Lady Eve* (1941) dir. Preston Sturges, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paramount, 94 min., p/s

3:15 pm *The Fighting Edge* (1926) dir. Henry Lehrman, starring Kenneth Harlan, WB, 55 min.

4:10 pm *The Half Naked Truth* (1932) dir. Gregory La Cava, starring Lupe Velez, RKO, 77 min.

5:30 pm *I've Got Your Number* (1934) dir. Ray Enright, starring Joan Blondell, WB, 69 min.

6:40 pm *Storm at Daybreak* (1933) dir. Richard Boleslawski, starring Kay Francis, MGM, 78 min.

 

*Primetime*

*Guest Programmer -- Triela*

8:00 pm *My Neighbor Totoro* (1988) dir. Hayao Miyazaki, starring Noriko Hidaka, Studio Ghibli, 86 min. p/s

9:35 pm *Seconds* (1966) dir. John Frankenheimer, starring Rock Hudson, Paramount, 106 min. Premiere

11:30 pm *Cat People* (1942) dir. Jacques Tourneur, starring Simone Simon, RKO, 73 min.

12:45 am *La Femme Nikita* (1990) dir. Luc Besson, starring Anne Parillaud, Gaumont, 115 min. Premiere

 

2:45 am *Tovarich* (1937) dir. Anatole Litvak, starring Claudette Colbert, WB, 92 min.

4:20 am *In a Lonely Place* (1950) dir. Nicholas Ray, starring Humphrey Bogart, Columbia, 94 min.

 

*Wednesday*

*Alan Mowbray*

6:00 am *A Yank at Eton* (1942) dir. Norman Taurog, starring Mickey Rooney, MGM, 88 min.

7:30 am *The King's Thief* (1955) dir. Robert Z. Leonard, starring Ann Blyth, MGM, 79 min.

8:50 am *Topper* (1937) dir. Norman Z. McLeod, starring Constance Bennett, MGM, 98 min.

10:30 am *The Prince of Thieves* (1948) dir. Howard Bretherton, starring Jon Hall, Columbia, 72 min.

11:45 am *Music in My Heart* (1940) dir. Joseph Santley, starring Rita Hayworth, Columbia, 70 min.

1:00 pm *Merton of the Movies* (1947) dir. Robert Alton, starring Red Skelton, MGM, 83min.

2:25 pm *Curtain Call* (1940) dir. Frank Woodruff, starring Barbara Read, RKO, 63 min.

3:30 pm *The King and the Chorus Girl* (1937) dir. Mervyn LeRoy, starring Joan Blondell, WB, 95 min.

5:15 pm *Every Girl Should Be Married* (1948) dir. Don Hartman, starring Cary Grant, RKO, 84 min.

6:45 pm *Jewel Robbery* (1932) dir. William Dieterle, starring William Powell, WB, 70min.

 

*Primetime*

*S. Z. Sakall*

8:00 pm *Sugarfoot* (1951) dir. Edwin L. Marin, starring Randolph Scott, WB, 80 min., Premiere

9: 25 pm *Ball of Fire* (1941) dir. Howard Hawks, starring Barbara Stanwyck, RKO, 112 min.

11:20 pm *Wonder Man* (1945) dir. Bruce Humberstone, starring Danny Kaye, RKO, 98 min

1:00 am *My Love Came Back* (1940) dir. Kurt Bernhardt, starring Olivia de Havilland, WB, 85 min.

2:30 am *Casablanca* (1943) dir. Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, WB, 103 min.

4:15 am *Christmas in Connecticut* (1945) dir. Peter Godfrel, starring Barbara Stanwyck, WB, 102 min.

 

*Thursday*

*Harry (Henry) Morgan*

6:00 am *My Six Convicts* (1952) dir. Hugo Fregonese, starring Millard Mitchell, Columbia, 105 min.

7:45 am *Strange Bargain* (1949) dir. Will Price, starring Martha Scott, RKO, 68 min.

9:00 am *It Started with a Kiss* (1959) dir. George Marshall, starring Glenn Ford, MGM, 104 min.

10:45 am *It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog* (1945) dir. Herbert I. Leeds, starring Carole Landis, RKO, 70 min.

Noon *How the West Was Won* (1963) dir. John Ford et al, starring Carroll Baker, MGM, 155 min.

2:35 pm *Scandal Sheet* (1952) dir. Phil Karlson, starring Broderick Crawford, Columbia, 82 min.

4:00 pm *Inherit the Wind* (1960) dir. Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, UA, 127 min.

6:15 pm *The Cat from Outer Space* (1978) dir. Norman Tokar, starring Ken Berry, Disney, 104 min.

 

*Primetime*

*Oscar Levant*

8:00 pm *The Band Wagon* (1953), dir. Vincente Minnelli, starring Fred Astaire, MGM, 113 min.

9:55 pm *An American in Paris* (1951) dir. Vincente Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly, MGM, 113 min.

11:50 pm *Humoresque* (1947) dir. Jean Negulesco, starring Joan Crawford, WB, 125 min.

2:00 am *The Cobweb* (1955) dir. Vincente Minnelli, starring Richard Widmark, MGM, 134 min.

4:15 am *Romance on the High Seas* (1948) dir. Michael Curtiz, starring Doris Day, WB, 99 min.

 

*Friday*

*Edward Everett Horton*

6:00 am *Down to Earth* (1947) dir. Alexander Hall, starring Rita Hayworth, Columbia, 101 min.

7:45 am *The Body Disappears* (1941) dir. D. Ross Lederman, starring Jeffrey Lynn, WB, 75 min.

9:00 am *I Married an Angel* (1942) dir. W. S. Van Dyke II, starring Jeanette MacDonald, MGM, 85 min.

10:30 am *Top Hat* (1935) dir. Mark Sandrich, starring Fred Astaire, RKO, 101 min.

12:15 pm *Thank Your Lucky Stars* (1943) dir. David Butler, starring Humphrey Bogart, WB, 143 min.

2:40 pm *Roar of the Dragon* (1932) dir. Wesley Ruggles, starring Richard Dix, RKO, 76 min.

4:00 pm *The Front Page* (1931) dir. Lewis Milestone, starring Adolph Menjou, PD, 100 min.

5:45 pm *Lost Horizon* (1937) dir. Frank Capra, starring Ronald Colman, Columbia, 133 min.

 

*Primetime*

*13 Dry Years*

8:00 pm *The Roaring Twenties* (1939) dir. Raoul Walsh, starring James Cagney, WB, 106 min.

9:50 pm *The Public Enemy* (1931) dir. William A. Wellman, starring James Cagney, WB, 83 min

11:15 pm *City Streets* (1931) dir. Rouben Mamoulian, starring Gary Cooper, Columbia, 83 min

12:40 am *The Little Giant* (1933) dir. Roy Del Ruth, starring Edward G. Robinson, WB, 76 min

 

*Underground*

2:00 am *Throne of Blood* (1957) dir. Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshir? Mifune, Toho, 110 min

 

3:55 am *Lady L* (1966) dir. Peter Ustinov, starring Sophia Loren, MGM, 124 min.

 

*Saturday*

*Location! Location!*

6:00 am *The Saint in London* (1939) dir. John Paddy Carstairs, starring George Sanders, RKO, 72 min.

7:15 am *The Lone Wolf in London* (1947) dir. Leslie Goodwins, starring Gerald Mohr, Columbia, 67 min.

8:25 am *Whispering Smith Hits London* (1951) dir. Francis Searle, starring Richard Carlson, RKO, 77 min.

9:45 am *The Dark Eyes of London* (1940) dir. Walter Summers, starring Bela Lugosi, PD, 76 min.

 

*Rudy Vallee*

11:05 am *The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer* (1947) dir. Irving Reis, starring Cary Grant, RKO, 95 min.

12:45 pm *Gold Diggers in Paris* (1938) dir. Ray Enright, starring Rosemary Lane, WB, 100 min.

2:30 pm *My Dear Secretary* (1949) dir. Charles Martin, starring Kirk Douglas, PD, 94 min.

4:10 pm *I Remember Mama* (1948) dir. George Stevens, starring Irene Dunne, RKO, 137 min

6:30 pm *The Palm Beach Story* (1942) dir. Preston Sturges, starring Claudette Colbert Paramount, 88 min., p/s

 

*Essentials*

8:00 pm *The Grapes of Wrath* (1940) dir. John Ford, starring Henry Fonda, Fox, 129 min. Premiere

 

*Lee Patrick*

10:15 pm *Visit to a Small Planet* (1960) dir. Norman Taurog, starring Jerry Lewis, Paramount, 85 min. Premiere

11:45 pm *Now, Voyager* (1942) dir. Irving Rapper, starring Bette Davis, WB, 118 min.

1:45 am *7 Faces of Dr. Lao* (1964) dir. George Pal, starring Tony Randall, MGM, 100 min.

3:30 am *Smiling Ghost* (1941) dir. Lewis Seiler, starring Wayne Morris, WB, 71 min.

4:45 am *Fisherman's Wharf* (1939) dir. Bernard Vorhaus, starring Bobby Breen, RKO, 72 min.

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Capuchin's Programming Notes:

 

Programming notes for my schedule:

 

A good character actor does more than just fill space. Just as you're known by the company you keep, the people who surround the movie's leading man tells a lot about him. If the second-billings are bland, the most-talented star is no more exciting than eating caviar out of a tin can.

 

TCM devotes one month a year to "Summer Under the Stars," highlighting a single star each day. I've long thought the same sort of recognition should be given to those who rarely, if ever, starred in a movie. An interesting truth, though, is that there are far more great character actors than there are top stars. To accommodate this fact, I scheduled, as far as I was able, half a day to each.

 

I tried to choose films which showed their diversity. An example of this in Sunday's schedule: in *Suddenly* , James Gleason is brave and crafty, in *The Ex-Mrs. Bradford* he fills a familiar role as a bantering detective, and in *Here Comes Mr. Jordan* he's constantly befuddled and bewildered.

 

For each actor, I selected a few movies which I felt I had to include to show their range, a few more which were simply brilliant, some that I particularly enjoy, and others that I might need to get the time slots worked out. This meant over twenty films for each one, and I only had room for four to ten. Ouch!

 

I also had to completely forgo some wonderful performers because too few of their films are in the acceptable libraries. I could have used all the permitted premieres for any one of a dozen people who sprang to mind, from Binnie Barnes to Wilhelm Bendow to Masayuki Mori.

 

As I began checking available movies, I was disappointed to see that so many I wanted are going to appear soon, so it looks like I'm cribbing from next month's schedule.

 

Combining "Location!Location!" with Saturday morning series seemed a good idea, especially if the other Saturdays of the month showed detectives in different cities around the world (virtually every sleuth worth their salt has been to San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Paris).

 

I was reasonably sure that most other entrants would concentrate on 'unlucky' factors for the "13" night and I must admit my first thought was to show a menagerie of black cats. A newspaper article about a local moonshiner gave me the idea for "13 Dry Years," particularly since prohibition/bootleggers is always a popular theme.

 

The "Silent" wasn't a difficult choice -- it's my least favorite genre, and those few that I love have only poor prints available, so I simply looked through the discussion boards until I found a film that everyone who prefers silents apparently likes.

 

The shorts on Sunday night, just before the "Imports," are a counterpoint -- they show the beauty and tranquility of Japan right before you watch the scariest ghost story ever filmed there. I had to follow it up with a comedy to prevent people from having nightmares.

 

I had to provide the same restorative for the "Underground" film. *Throne of Blood* will freeze your bones, so an English comedy with an Italian beauty should thaw you out again.

 

Much of the timing was dictated by my natural bent towards engineering. I tried to start as many movies as possible at the top and bottom of the hour, but I rebel at the idea of having 13 minutes of non-program time just to start a movie at a quarter instead of five after. Also, with TIVO and the other technology that lets you catch a movie whenever it starts, I don't see the 'quarters' being as essential as they were ten or fifteen years ago.

 

The buffer between movies is generally 2 to 6 minutes. In the few cases where two of them do butt up against one another, the later one has enough free room at its tail end that it can afford to start a bit after its scheduled time.

 

The schedule is far less than ideal. If I had a broadband connection and deeper access to databases, I could have blended the transitions and checked for more "previously shown" features. Also, I know far too little about the length of promos, news, and other interstitials to create a schedule that readily accommodates them.

 

Oh, well.

 

About the "Guest Programmer" --

 

Her name is Triela. She's a teenage girl and a character on Gansuringa Garu, a Japanese TV show. Having Robert Osborne sit opposite her would be problematic, so the introductions would probably be handled by having an interviewer off-screen.

 

Question: Your first pick is *My Neighbor Totoro* , a wonderful film from 1988 by Hayao Miyazaki. What made you to choose it?

 

Triela: It's one of the few great movies where there are no bad guys. The conflicts all come from events in many people's lives -- moving to a new home, having their mother in the hospital, and the little sister getting lost. It would be easy for such a film to turn into a tearjerker, but Hayao kept it lively, interesting, and funny.

 

Question: Since none of those things ever happened to you, do you find it difficult to identify with the characters?

 

Triela: Even though I don't remember a real home, my mother, or any sisters I might have, I can easily see myself as Satsuki. I'm the oldest girl at the Social Welfare Agency, so it's sort of like her situation with her little sister. I don't mother the other girls, but I feel a certain responsibility towards them. Also, the way I reacted when I first saw the Totoro in the movie was exactly like hers when she met him. He's like the biggest, best teddy bear ever.

 

Question: Is there a connection between your favorite movie being a Japanese animation and the fact that you're an animated character on TV in Japan?

 

Triela: I don't see any. I'm not Japanese, my series is set in Italy. And the girls in the movie can shout and play and make new friends. It's important that I go unnoticed in public, most of my time is spent studying and training, and when I do meet someone outside the Agency, it usually doesn't end well. We're really at opposite ends of the spectrum.

 

(Roll movie)

 

Question: Your next pick is *Seconds* , a 1966 John Frankenheimer movie starring Rock Hudson. What drew you to this film?

 

Triela: I first watched it because I heard it was about someone who went through a transformation: surgery to change their appearance, documents to establish a new identity, and relocated far from his home. I was expecting it to parallel my own life, to give me insights into how I might have handled some things differently. Unfortunately, there was no comparison. He chose to be operated on, but I would be dead if the Social Welfare Agency hadn't decided to provide me with advanced medical care. He was bent on having a good time, doing whatever he wanted. I have a sense of duty, of purpose. And in the end, he opted out while I never quit what I start.

 

Question: So why is this one of your favorite movies?

 

Triela: The writing, acting, and staging are very compelling. We watch him go through the entire range of emotions, and his external world is so often at odds with what he's feeling. There are many layers to it besides the obvious moral that changing things in your life isn't a way to make yourself happy. There are much deeper issues, if only you open yourself up to them.

 

Question: Did changing your life make you happy?

 

Triela: I wouldn't say that. They tell me that my old life was miserable in the extreme, so the fact that I'm alive and healthy is a great plus. I don't think any of us girls at the Social Welfare Agency are happy, but we're not unhappy, if you can see the difference. It's more like we've accepted things as they are and found a way to be content, something that Rock Hudson, in this movie, couldn't do.

 

(Roll movie)

 

Question: Your third pick is *Cat People* from 1942. Do you like horror movies?

 

Triela: Not really. What attracts me is how misunderstood she is. Her fears are very, very real, but other people think she's deranged. She loves a man as deeply as any woman ever has, but she has the strength of character to avoid physical passion because of the consequences. Not only is it tormenting her, she's being persecuted for being so noble.

 

Question: So you see her as a victim?

 

Triela: Undoubtably. The real horror in this movie isn't the threat of an attack by a blood-crazed werecat, it's that people are so quick to judge others without even trying to understand their heritage. That's what sends tingles up my spine.

 

(Roll movie)

 

Question: The last movie you chose is *La Femme Nikita* from 1990, directed by Luc Besson and starring Anne Parillaud. As a teenage girl, what attracts you to this rather adult film?

 

Triela: I guess it's mostly how much she stays the same despite everything about her life changing. Girls my age know a lot about that.

 

Question: The film begins by showing that she's a drug-crazed murderer, then she's cleaned up and made a government employee. It ends with her running away because she's too deeply moral to keep doing her new job. Why do you think she stays the same?

 

Triela: Her life started before the movie opens. She grew up knowing right from wrong, and she never wanted to hurt anyone. When we first see her, all that had been overshadowed by drugs and lust. The life the government gave her wasn't, to her, very different -- they blurred the lines of morality, making the most horrendous actions justifiable if it served their ends. She finally realized she had to leave behind everyone telling her how to live if she wanted to be herself, to practice what she believed in when she was a little girl.

 

Question: What's your favorite scene in the movie?

 

Triela: Definitely when she was in the grocery store. She had never led a 'normal' life, taking care of herself properly, so she was totally lost as to what to buy. When she started following someone else and taking loads of the same things they chose, it was hilarious.

 

(Roll movie)

 

Misc. info:

 

Other character actors I wanted to use, but didn't have the room for:

Eric Blore, Ward Bond, Charles Victor, Thelma Ritter, Harry Davenport, Felix Bressart, Ralph Bellamy, Cecil Parker, Charles Coburn, Barry Fitzgerald, and many, many others.

 

Retrospectives, interviews, and other such material -- I'm not a big fan of anything other than the movies themselves.

 

Shorts: There were several that I really wanted to add, but they're mostly modern (like Anita Liberty and Opera No. 1 (by Hal Hartley)), and I couldn't find a database that could give me the running time of a lot of the older newsreels, cartoons, and other things I'd like to include.

 

An interesting dichotomy -- in most cases, the actors who should be showcased with the most movies are also those who should be in primetime, which is four hours shorter.

 

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Lonsesome Polecat's Schedule

 

*Sunday, September 27, 2009*

 

*50th Anniversary of*

 

3:00am *The Diary of Anne Frank* (1959) ?Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, dir George Stevens, Fox, 170min (p/s)

6:00am *Anatomy of a Murder* (1959) ?James Stewart, Lee Remick, George C Scott, dir. Otto Preminger, Columbia, 161 min (p/.s)

9:00am *North by Northwest* (1959) ?Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, MGM, 137min

11:30pm *Operation Petticoat* (1959) ?Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O?Brien, dir Blake Edwards, Universal, 121min (p/s)

1:45pm *Some Like It Hot* (1959) ?Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, dir. Billy Wilder, United Artists, 122min

4:00pm *Ben-Hur* (1959) ?Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, dir. William Wyler, MGM, 223min

 

*War Orphans*

 

8:00pm *Here Comes the Groom* (1951)?Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Franchot Tone, dir. Frank Capra, Paramount, 114 min (p/s)

10:00pm *Bedknobs and Broomsticks* (1971) ?Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney, 118min

 

*Silent Sunday Night*

 

12:15am *City Lights* (1931) ?Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherill, Florence Lee, United Artists, dir Charlie Chaplin, 83min (p/s)

1:45am *My Stars* (1926) -Johnny Arthur, Florence Lee, Virginia Vance, Dr. Roscoe ?Fatty? Arbuckle, 12min (p/s)

 

*TCM Imports*

 

2:00am *Babette?s Feast* (1989) Stephanie Audran, Jean-Phillipe Lafont, Gudmar Wivesson, dir Gabriel Axel, MGM 1h43m (n/p)

3:45am *The Young Girls of Rochefort* (1968) ?Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Gene Kelly, dir Jacques Demy, WB, 125m (p/s)

 

*Monday, September 28, 2009*

 

*UNDER THE BIG TOP*

(Circus and Carnival movies)

 

6:00am *The Greatest Show on Earth* (1952) Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, dir. Cecil B DeMille, Paramount 152min (p/s)

8:45am *At the Circus* (1939) The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Kenny Baker, MGM, 87min

10:15am *The Man on the Flying Trapeze* (1934) ?Popeye and Olive Oil, dir Dave Fliesher, 7min

 

*The Big Top?s Dark Side*

 

10:30am *The Lady from Shanghai* (1947) ?Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, dir Orson Welles, Columbia, 87min

12:00pm *Strangers on a Train* (1951) ?Robert Walker, Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, WB, 101min (p/s)

 

*The Musical Big Top*

 

1:45pm *Billy Rose?s Jumbo* (1962) ?Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante, dir Charles Walters, MGM 127min

4:00pm *Carousel* (1956) ?Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, Cameron Mitchell, dir Henry King, Fox 128min (P)

6:15pm *Daredevil Droopy* (1951)- Bill Thompson, dir. Tex Avery, MGM, 6min

6:30pm *Lili* (1953) ?Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean Pierre Aumont, dir Charles Walters, MGM, 81min

 

*Star of the Month: Child Actors*

(This week: MGM 30s/40s stars)

 

8:00pm Margaret O?Brien: *Meet Me in St Louis* (1944) ?Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O?Brien, dir Vincente Minelli, MGM 114min

10:00pm Mickey Rooney: *A Midsummer Night?s Dream* (1935) ?Olivia de Havilland, Dick Powell, Mickey Rooney, dir William Dieterle Max Reinhardt, WB, 133m

12:15am Judy Garland: *Every Sunday* (1936) ?Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, dir Felix E Feist, MGM 11min

12:30am Judy Garland: *The Wizard of Oz* (1939) ?Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, dir Victor Fleming, MGM 101 min

2:30am Elizabeth Taylor: *National Velvet* (1945) -Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Mickey Rooney, dir Clarence Brown, MGM 124 min

4:45am *Private Screenings: Child Actors*

5:45am Judy Garland: *The Wedding of Jack and Jill* (1931) ?The Gumm Sisters, dir Roy Mack, 8min

 

*Tuesday September 29, 2009*

 

*Happy Birthday, Stanley Kramer*

(movies directed or produced by Stanley Kramer)

 

6:00am *On the Beach* (1959) -Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, dir Stanley Kramer, United Artists, 135m

8:15am *The Defiant Ones* (1958) -Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, dir Stanley Kramer, United Artists, 96 min

10:00am *High Noon* (1952) ?Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, dir Fred Zinneman, United Artists, 85 min

11:30am *Guess Who?s Coming to Dinner* (1967) ?Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, dir Stanley Kramer, United Artists, 108 min

1:30pm *Judgment at Nuremberg* (1961) ?Burt Lancaster, Spencer Tracy, Maximillian Schell, dir Stanley Kramer, United Artists, 190m

4:45pm *It?s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World* Spencer Tracy, Sid Caesar, Jonathan Winters, dir Stanley Kramer, United Artists, 192 min

 

*Movie Musical Remakes*

*PART I: Based on Movies*

 

8:00pm *Nights of Cabiria* (1957) Giulietta Masina, Francois Perier, Franca Marzi, dir. Frederico Fellini, deLaurentis prod, 110 min, (p/s)

10:00pm *Sweet Charity* (1969) ?Shirley MacLaine, Ricardo Montalban, Chita Rivera, dir. Bob Fosse (1969), Universal, 154 min (p/s)

12:45am *Ball of Fire* (1941) ?Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Dana Andrews, dir. Howard Hawks, RKO, 112 min

2:45am *A Song is Born* (1948) ?Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman, dir Howard Hawks, RKO 113min

 

*Wednesday September 30, 2009*

 

*Happy Birthday, Mervyn LeRoy*

 

4:45am *Gold Diggers of 1933* (1933) ?Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, dir Mervyn LeRoy, WB, 96 min

6:30am *Gypsy* (1962) -Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, dir Mervyn LeRoy, WB, 149min (p/s)

9:00am *Quo Vadis* (1951) ?Robrt Raylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov, dir. Mervyn LeRoy, MGM, 169 min

12:00pm *I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang* (1932) ?Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vison, dir Mervyn LeRoy, WB, 98min

1:45pm *Little Caesar* (1931) -Edward G Robinson, Glenda Farrell, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, dir. Mervyn LeRoy, First National, 80 min

3:15pm *The House I Live In* (1945) ?Frank Sinatra, dir Mervyn LeRoy, MGM, 11min

3:30pm *No Time for Sergeants* (1958) -Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, dir Mervyn LeRoy, WB, 111min (P)

5:30pm *Mister Roberts* (1955) -Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack Lemmon, dir Mervyn LeRoy, WB, 122min (p/s)

7:45pm *You, John Jones!* (1943) -James Cagney, Margaret O?Brien, dir Mervyn LeRoy, WB 11min

 

*Brand New Private Screenings*

 

*8:00pm Private Screenings: Julie Andrews (2009) 55min*

 

*Lucky 13: Films With 13 Oscar Nominations*

 

9:00pm *Mary Poppins* (1964) ?Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, dir Bill Walsh, Disney, 139m (n/p)

11:30pm *Gone With the Wind* (1939) ?Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, dir Victor Fleming, Selznic International, 222 min (p/s)

3:45am *From Here To Eternity* (1953) ?Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, dir Fred Zinneman, Columbia, 118 min

5:45am *Who?s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?* (1966) ?Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, dir Mike Nichols, WB 131min (P)

 

*Thursday October 1, 2009*

 

*Happy Birthday, Walter Matthau*

 

8:00am *Buddy-Buddy* (1981)-Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Paula Prentiss, dir Billy Wilder, MGM, 96 min

9:45am *A Face in the Crowd* (1957) -Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau, dir Elia Kazan, WB, 125min (p/s)

12:00pm *The Sunshine Boys* (1975)-Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjanim, dir Herbert Ross, MGM 112min

2:00pm *The Odd Couple* (1968) ?Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, John Fiedler, dir Gene Saks, Paramount, 105min (p/s)

4:00pm *Charade* (1963) ?Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, dir Stanley Donen, Universal, 113min (p/s)

6:00pm *A New Leaf* (1971) Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Jack Weston, Paramount, 102 min (P)

 

*Movie Musical Remakes*

*PART II: Based on Plays*

 

8:00pm *The Matchmaker* (1958)- Shirley Booth, Paul Ford, Anthony Perkins, dir Joseph Anthony, Paramount, 100m (p/s)

9:45pm *Hello Dolly* (1969) ?Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, dir Gene Kelly, Fox, 146 min (p/s)

12:15am *Romeo and Juliet* (1968) ? Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Michael York, dir Franco Zefferelli, Paramount, 138min (p/s)

2:45am *West Side Story* (1961) ?Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, dir Robert Wise, United Artists, 152 min

 

*Friday October 2, 2009*

 

*Happy Birthday, Groucho Marx*

 

6:30am *Dick Cavett: Groucho Marx* (1969) -Groucho Marx, 51min (p/s)

7:30am *A Night in Casablanca* (1946) -The Marx Brothers, Charles Drake, Lois Collier, dir Archia L Mayo, United Artists, 85min

9:00am *A Day at the Races* (1937) -The Marx Brothers, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, dir Sam Wood, MGM, 109 min

11:00am *A Night at the Opera* (1934) -The Marx Brothers, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, Sam Wood, MGM, 92min

12:30pm *Duck Soup* (1933) -The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, dir Leo McCarey, Paramount, 68min (p/s)

1:45pm *Horse Feathers* (1932) ?The Marx Brothers, Thelma Todd, David Landau, dir Norman Z McLeod, Paramount, 66min (p/s)

3:00pm *Monkey Business* (1931) - The Marx Brothers, Thelma Todd, Harry Woods, dir Norman Z McLeod, Paramount, 77min (p/s)

4:30pm *Animal Crackers* (1930) ? The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Lillian Roth, dir Victor Heerman, Paramount, 97 min (p/s)

6:15pm *The Cocoanuts* (1929)- The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Oscar Shaw, dir Robert Florey, Paramount, 93min (p/s)

 

*What?!*

 

8:00pm *What a Way to Go!* (1964) ?Shirley MacLaine, Robert Cummings, Dean Martin, dir J Lee Thompson, Fox, 111min (P)

10:00pm *What?s so Bad About Feeling Good?* (1968)- Mary Tyler Moore, George Pappard, Dom DeLuise, dir George Seaton, Universal, 94min (P)

11:45pm *What?s Up, Doc?* (1950) -Mel Blanc, dir Robert McKimson, WB 7min (n/p)

12:00am *What?s Up, Doc?* (1972) ?Barbra Streisand, Ryan O?Neal, Madeleine Kahn, dir Peter Bogdonovich, WB, 94 min (P)

1:45am *What?s Opera, Doc?* (1957)-Mel Blanc, dir Chuck Jones, WB, 7min (p/s)

 

*TCM Underground*

 

2:00am *The Last Man On Earth* (1964) -Vincent Price, Franca Bettoja, Emma Danieli, dir. Sidney Salkow, API, 88min (p/s)

3:30am *The Mole People* (1956) -John Agar, Hugh Beaumont, Cynthia Patrick, dir. Virgil Vogel, Universal, 77min (n/p)

5:00am *The Beast of Yucca Flats* (1961) ?Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford, dir. Coleman Francis, Crown International, 54min (n/p)

 

*Saturday October 3, 2009*

 

*Location! Location! Challenge*

*VIVA ITALIA!*

(Movies filmed IN Italy)

 

6:00am *Taming of the Shrew* (1967) ? Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern, dir Franco Zeffirelli, Columbia, 122min

8:15am *Summertime* (1955)- Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, dir. David Lean, United Artists, 99min

10:00am *Enchanted April* (1992)- Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Alfred Molina, dir Mike Newell, Paramount, 95 min (p/s)

11:45am *Roman Holiday* (1953) ?Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, dir William Wyler, Paramount 118 min (p/s)

 

*VIVA ITALIA Part II: Firenze (Florence)*

 

1:45pm *The Agony and the Ecstasy* (1965) ?Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, dir Carol Reed, Fox, 140 min (p/s)

4:15pm *Light in the Piazza* -Yvette Mimieux, Olivia de Havilland, Rossano Brazzi, dir Guy Green, MGM 102min

6:30pm *Much Ado About Nothing* (1993) ?Kenneth Brannagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Samuel Goldwyn, 111min (n/p)

 

*Split Personalities*

(Movies in which a single actor plays more than one character)

 

8:00pm THE ESSENTIALS: *Kind Hearts and Coronets* (1949) -Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood, dir Robert Harner, Ealing Studios, 106m (p/s)

10:00pm *The Great Race* (1965) ? Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, dir. Blake Edwards, WB, 160m (p/s)

12:45am *Dr Strangelove* (1964) ?Peter Sellers, George C Scott, Sterling Hayden, dir Stanley Kubrick, Columbia. 95m

2:30am *The Family Jewels* (1965) ?Jerry Lewis, Sebastian Cabot, Neil Hamilton, dir Jerry Lewis, Paramount, 99m (P)

4:15am *Wonder Man* (1945) -Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera Ellen, dir. H. Bruce Humberstone, RKO, 98m

6:00am *The Parent Trap* (1961) -Hayley Mills, Brian Keith, Maureen O?Hara, dir David Swift, Disney, 130m

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LONESOME POLECAT'S PROGRAMMING NOTES

 

ok, here are my programming notes. Just a warning: once I get talking about classic films I can't stop, so knowing me this will be longer than it needs to be. I shall explain my reasons behind everything in order:

 

Picking a week got easier when I decided to go with one of my first thoughts for a festival---50th anniversary of all those great movies that were released in 1959. Can you believe how many incredible and diverse movies came out that year? (And I didn't even put them all in--i.e. *Pillow Talk* and one of Disney's finest cartoons, *Sleeping Beauty* ). Once I picked that festival, I knew I had to pick a week in 2009. I hope TCM will do a similar idea---yes it's the 70th anniversary of all those incredible 1939 films, but 1959 is another fantastic year. (Plus it gave me a great excuse to show some of my favorite movies, *Anatomy of a Murder* , *North by Northwest* , and *Some Like It Hot* --if fact I love all of those 1959 movies). I also like to join movies together in a way to show some really diverse films--where else would you get *Some Like It Hot* right next to *Ben Hur* ? Anyway, I was so excited about this festival I put it on a weekend so more people would watch it, and I put it first!

 

I feel like *Here Comes the Groom* isn't appreciated enough, so I wanted to show it. Bing Crosby is masterful at his ad-libbing, or making every line his own which makes a blurred line between Bing-isms and dialogue. But apart from that, this whole film is worth "In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening" and Anna Maria Alberghetti (sp?) singing that Aria (from RIgoletto I think)--both recorded live on set, which really makes a difference in their quality. Anyway, as an excuse to show this movie and my all time favorite Disney live action movie *Bedknobs and Broomsticks* (yes, more than Mary Poppins ---maybe because the ending where they beat the Nazis is so funny and the Sherman Brothers songs are so satisfying, and I love war movies, and there's no one with a bad fake accent like Dick Van Dyke, but it probably has more to do with my favorite actress Angela Lansbury). I thought of War Orphans as an interesting theme, one I've never seen on TCM before (or at least it's been so long I forgot), and since I could only think of those two movies for the theme (I did think of *Pennies from Heaven* , but I wanted to keep it WWII), I knew it had to fall on Sunday--because of Silent Sunday and Imports, TCM also does two-movie-festivals every Sunday. Plus, Sunday is family time in my house, and those two are fantastic family movies.

 

For Silent Sunday I had to pick my favorite silent film, *City Lights* . Though I love Keaton more than Chaplin in general, I love *City Lights* more than any single Keaton film. The ending is one of the best in all Cinema--so perfect and so perfectly executed. So because of it's length I had to find another silent film that was short to fill in the time. I've never actually seen *My Stars* but I liked the premise. And it was the right length.

 

I love a great many foreign language films. I almost scheduled *Il Postino, Children of Heaven, Jean de Florette, My Father's Glory, My Mother's Castle* , and any number of Kirosawa or Miyazaki films. (Like most of you, a week is too short a time to schedule every film I love). But of all the films I could come up with, *Babette's Feast* is just so much better, and has never been shown on TCM before. What a travesty! *Les Demoiselles de Rochefort* is the only foreign film whose soundtrack I own, so I had to include it-it's so much fun! But actually I included it because it's also a circus/carnival movie, and I thought, "what a perfect segue-way into the next day's film festival!" So I couldn't resist putting it there.

 

"Under the Big Top" was the last film festival I thought of. I wanted an excuse to show two of my favorite movies, *Strangers on a Train* and *Lili* , and I toyed around with many ideas. I realized there were sooo many Big Top movies that it was a perfect idea for a festival. It was hard to eliminate quite a few other carnival movies like *The Story of Three Loves* and *Trapeze* , but I picked what I thought was a good mix of different genres. I had to schedule *The Greatest Show on Earth* despite my personal feelings about the film (I'm vexed it won best picture over sooo many other great films) because it really is the best circus movie there is. (But that's why it's at 6am). I love the Marx Brothers (hence a future schedule), and here again realized *Carousel* had never been shown before--I would love TCM to show it so I could see it in widescreen. A fun movie a lot of people don't think of is *Jumbo* which I love most for it's Rodgers and Hart score. But of course Jimmy Durante and Doris Day are so great in everything. While I was at it I found two fantastic carnival cartoons (coulda put in a lot more)--a Droopy cartoon and a Popeye cartoon. (Didn't put in a Bugs Bunny cartoon because I'm using him later, and I love those other guys).

 

My star of the month was almost Alec Guinness, or Angela Lansbury, or even Shirley MacLaine. The reason my star of the month isn't one person but one type of performer is that it's fun when TCM does that---i.e. next month TCM's "star" of the month is simply a highlight of great directors, and a few months ago it was Laurel and Hardy. I thought y'all would give me extra points for creativity in this regard. But really I wanted an excuse to show two of my favorite movies of all time, one that gets a lot of press from other people ( *Meet Me in St Louis* ) and another that never gets shown enough ( *A Midsummer Night's Dream* ). Once I came up with my plan to show child actors from MGM I knew I HAD to show Judy in Wizard of Oz because it's her finest hour as a "child" actor. And everyone loves it. Plus it's a nice both flow and a bit of a contrast from Midsummers---it's also a fairy tale, but it's a completely different tone. Also to highlight Judy I showed her first short as Judy-- *Every Sunday* ---and one of her with the Gumm Sisters. I thought it would be good to show *National Velvet* because it has Mickey Rooney AND Elizabeth Taylor--two for one! Then I showed *Private Screenings: Child Actors** instead of Mickey Rooney because we'd had enough Rooney for one night, and it went with the title. (By the way, I also chose something that really could go for all month--other child actors I considered were Patty Duke, Johnny Whitaker, the kid in A Hole in the Head* whose name I forgot, and of course Ronny Howard--but there's a month's worth of child actors!)

 

I'm going out of order for a minute: I picked my week when I found out Walter Matthau and Groucho Marx had consecutive birthdays. I absolutely LOVE the Marx Brothers (and feel the Paramount films never get shown enough), and basically I wanted an excuse to show Matthau's little known film *A New Leaf* --it was a perfect week! (okay, back in order now).

 

Once I picked my week I found out during that week was Stanley Kramer's birthday, as well as Mervyn LeRoy! I love doing birthday tributes to non actors (as someone with a degree in directing I feel like actors get too much press). I looked at the filmography of both of these fine men and realized what a great library they had each created! Stanley Kramer has made such a wide variety in terms of genres and styles of films (who could make *On the Beach* AND *It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World* ?) that it made for a lovely mix of films for a day's programming. (The same goes for Mervyn LeRoy). I simply had to pick the best ones and arrange them in a clever way-- i.e. *Judgement at Nuremberg* is too important to put early in the morning, but it's too heavy to put last, especially with a Fellini film up next, so what better relief from Nazi war crimes than the comedic star studded *It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World* ? I also never realized til making this schedule how often Stanley used the incredible Spencer Tracy--so I bunched his films together.

 

 

I admit I wasn't too familiar with Mervyn LeRoy's filmography except that I'd read his name on a lot of different things. But here's a guy who can do it all--musicals, history, gangster movies, comedy, short films (hence showing *The House I Live In* and *You John Jones* --the heaviest propaganda there is) and play adaptations, among other things. So here again I picked my favorites and arranged them by type--musicals together, war together, etc. It also gave me a great excuse to show an all time favorite movies, *Mister Roberts* --the cast is perfect and it's written so well! Plus I got to get a TCM premier of another movie no one seems to have seen, but that is so entertaining--- *No Time for Sergeants* . "Goooooolly!" (By the way, I had already planned this when I got my TCM schedule saying next month THEY are doing a Mervyn LeRoy day---but they only picked a couple of the same movies as me, so I figured I was safe.)

 

When the Lucky 13 challenge came about, my absurd knowledge of useless facts (in this case, the Oscars--name a year and I know most of the awards, or name a film and I know who won) came in handy---I knew there were more than 4 movies that had been nominated for 13 oscars. *Gone with the Wind* and *From Here to Eternity* get shown a lot, so I knew that was safe showing those. But the rest would all have been premiers. I chose *Mary Poppins* (before the moderator of this challenge let it count as Disney Live Action, so it slipped through) because it's fantastic and has never been shown before, and NEEDS to be shown--it's great! Though I hate *Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf* it had to be chosen over the other two because it's from the 60s, and therefore much more of a "classic" than them. And I know a lot of other people love it, so they'd appreciate it being shown in widescreen without comemrcials. (The other two are *Chicago* , which is too new to schedule over two movies from the 60s, and *Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring* , which is also too new, and anyway, 'tisn't fair to show the first film without the other two, is it?) Then I realized I had a free hour, so I thought I'd schedule a new Private Screenings with the Oscar winner from the first film--Julie Andrews needs to get in that chair! She is still alive and well and has been in a lot of classic films, and is married to someone who has made a lot himself! What a perfect candidate for a new RO Interview!

 

As previously mentioned, I chose Walter Matthau's birthday week so I could show one of my favorite unappreciated movies, *A New Leaf* . All I have is an old VHS. It must needs be released on DVD! It's brilliant! I highly recommend it to all of you. But apart from that, Walt's been in a lot of great movies, *The Odd Couple* and *Charade* being my other favorites of his. It was easy to fill in a day of his films, but hard to eliminate others he should have been in. I wanted to make it a little diverse, which is why I scheduled the gritty *A Face in the Crowd* over another comedy, and why I put the Hitchcockian Charade between two straight forward comedies.

 

I put the "Musical Remakes Based on Plays" on this day because Walter Matthau is in one of them--- *Hello Dolly* --and though it's not first (I think it's best to show the original first), it's still a nice transition in my opinion. I absolutely LOVE *The Matchmaker* and though I love *Hello Dolly* too, I prefer *The Matchmaker* --maybe because that cast is the only true cast: Shirley Booth IS Dolly Levi, and the same goes for Anthony Perkins, Robert Morse, and the rest of them. But I picked this particular pair over a lot of other movies (*Pygmalion* and *My Fair Lady* , for example) because most people don't put these two films together in their minds, and anyway they're just different enough (unlike *Pygmalion* and *MFL* which are so similar) that it's more fun to watch them together. And Matchmaker never gets shown enough. Then I chose *Romeo and Juliet* (Zef's is the best IMHO) and* West Side Story* over, say *Shrew* and *Kiss Me Kate* , because *WSS* is one of my all time favorite movies, and is just a great film, and much better than *Kiss Me Kate* . Plus, *R&J* is a better film than *Shrew* . But other than that, *Kiss Me Kate* has the play *Shrew* embedded in it, so it's not as fun as showing *R&J* and *WSS* . And has anyone really watched those side by side and compared them? I haven't even done that.

 

(By the way, in regard to Movie Musical Remakes---TCM, there is more than enough here for a month long tribute!)

 

What better way to get out of the grit of R&J and WSS than a day of Marx Brothers movies! It was Groucho's birthday, so I scheduled what are IMHO the BEST Marx Brothers movies. i thought it would be most interesting to show them in descending order of release. (But mostly I wanted to save the best for almost last--- *Animal Crackers* is my favorite!) Basically, after Thalberg died (other than *Casablanca* ) their films never were as funny--too much plot, not enough jewish surrealist humor. Basically just good entertainment---'Nuff said!

 

Two movies I keep requesting on this website are *What a Way to Go* and *What's so Bad About Feeling Good?* (the latter isn't even on DVD so I've never seen it!) I wanted an excuse to show them, so I thought I'd think of some other movies that start with "What" and just call it "What?!" and hope TCM would say "Hey those are good films--lets show them!" The other "What" film I added I didn't even realize was a TCM premier til last night as I added the studios and realized "What a travesty--they've never shown Bogdonavich's tender Valentine to classic screwball comedy, *What's Up Doc?* on TCM!" Anyway, that led me to two Bugs Bunny cartoons that start with "What" and a night of "What" was born!

 

Two of the Underground movies (the last two) are terrible and fun at once--basically they are movies I know from Mystery Science Theater 3000. The first movie, *The Last Man on Earth* , however, is one of those rare B-movies that's just as good as an A-movie! It's a great Vincent Price movie that, if you've seen *I Am Legend* , will look familiar (they didn't credit it as a remake of *Last Man on Earth* , but those of us who have seen it know the truth). I hope you all go see it. It's great!

 

For Location! Location! I wanted to show nothing but movies filmed in and about Florence---but when I realized "what's up doc" was a premier, I had to kick out my other premier, *A Room with a View* and just schedule a few other movies about Italy, and call it Italy. These Italian movies are specifically movies filmed in Italy about Italy that make you want to jump into the movie or plan an Italian vacation. ( *Shrew* has lovely scenery and locations, though it's not a travel movie, and though it's got a lot of indoor shots, *The Agony and the Ecstasy* makes me want to go to the Sisteen Chapel and other museums to see those beautiful works of art!) I had to pick p/s or Free movies because I was out of premiers. (Luckilly *Much Ado About Nothing* was in one of the "Free" libraries so I could put that one in!) Other movies I would have shown had I more premiers were *Three Coins in a Fountain, Il Postino* , and *Tea With Mussolini* . (I'm just lucky TCM recently showed the beautiful *Enchanted April* !)

 

When the challenge first started, my first thought for film festivals was the "split personalitites" festival---I had just watched *The Great Race* (which I can never see enough) and thought at the time of other movies where an actor plays more than one part in a film. Others I came up with that I didn't pick were *The Scapegoat* (I already had Alec Guinness), *Cat Ballou* , and *Back to the Future 2* and *3* (almost everyone plays multiple parts!) I had to start with The Ultimate example, *Kind Hearts and Coronets* in which Alec Guinness plays 8 parts, all of which are completely different. I put this festival on a Saturday so I could use this as the Essential, because it is one of the best films ever made and never gets shown enough. On the same vein I had to pick *The Family Jewels* because Jerry Lewis plays I think 6 parts. And basically, what a great excuse to show *Wonder Man* --eh?

 

Ok, that's quite enough. My eyes are hurting from staring at this screen. Kudos to those who made it all the way!

 

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countessdelave's Challenge Schedule:

 

*SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009*

 

*13TH AMENDMENT: ABOLITION OF SLAVERY*

 

6:00 am *Gone With the Wind* (1939), starring Vivian Leigh, Clark Gable. MGM, 222 minutes.

10:00 am *Glory* (1989), starring Denzel Washington. Tri-star Pictures, 121minutes. p/s.

12:15 pm *Adventures of Huckleberry Finn* (1939), starring Mickey Rooney. MGM, 91 minutes.

2:00 pm *Raintree County* (1957), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift. MGM, 173 minutes.

5:00 pm *The Color Purple* (1985), dir. Steven Spielberg, starring Whoopee Goldberg. WB, 152 minutes. p/s.

Short: *Lincoln in the White House* (1939). Vitaphone, 21 minutes.

 

FASHION NIGHT

 

8:00 pm *Roberta* (1935), starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers. RKO, 106 minutes.

10:00 pm *Lovely to Look At* (1952), starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel. MGM, 103 minutes.

Short: *New Shoes* (1936). MGM, 10 minutes.

 

*SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT*

 

12:00 am *Fig Leaves* (1926), dir. Howard Hawks, costumes Adrian, starring Olive Borden. Fox, 68 minutes. Premiere*.

1:15 am Short: *Good Morning, Eve* (1934), starring Leon Errol. Vitaphone, 19 minutes.

Short: *Every Girl?s Dream* (1966). MGM, 9 minutes.

 

TCM IMPORT

 

2:00 am *Belle de Jour* (1968), dir. Luis Bu?uel, costumes for Deneuve-Yves St. Laurent, starring Catherine Deneuve. Allied Artists, 100 minutes. Premiere*.

3:45 am *Made in Paris* (1966), starring Ann Margaret, Louis Jourdan. MGM, 104 minutes.

Short: Traveltalks: *Paris on Parade* (1938). MGM, 9 minutes.

 

*MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009*

 

*WHEN I?M 64: FILMS RELEASED IN DECEMBER, 1945*

 

6:00 am *The Sailor Takes a Wife* (1945), starring June Allyson. MGM, 92 minutes.

7:45 am *The Bells of St. Mary?s* (1945), dir. Leo McCarey, starring Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman. RKO, 126 minutes.

10:00 am *Too Young to Know* (1945), starring Joan Leslie. WB, 86 Minutes

11:30 am *Appointment in Tokyo* (1945). Documentary, WB, 56 Minutes.

12:30 pm *Life With Blondie* (1945), starring Penny Singleton. Columbia, 72 Minutes. Premiere.

1:45 pm *Stork Club* (1945), starring Betty Hutton. Paramount, 98 Minutes. p/d.

3:30 pm *Cornered* (1945), starring Dick Powell. RKO, 102 Minutes.

5:15 pm* Adventure* (1945), starring Greer Garson, Clark Gable. MGM, 135 Minutes.

Short: *So You Think You?re Allergic* (1945). WB, 11 Minutes.

 

*STAR OF THE MONTH: RONALD COLMAN*

 

8:00 pm *Her Night of Romance* (1924), starring Ronald Colman, Constance Talmadge. 1st National, 70 Minutes. Premiere*.

9:15 pm *Her Sister From Paris* (1925), starring Ronald Colman, Constance Talmadge. 1st National, 70 Minutes. Premiere*.

10:30 pm *The Devil to Pay* (1930), starring Ronald Colman, Myrna Loy, Loretta Young. Goldwyn, 72 Minutes. p/s.

11:45 pm *Raffles* (1930), starring Ronald Colman, Kay Francis. Goldwyn, 72 Minutes. p/s.

1:00 am *The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo* (1935), starring Ronald Colman, Joan Bennett. Goldwyn, 71 Minutes. Premiere.

 

*DON?T FORGET PEARL HARBOR*

 

2:15 am *December 7th* (1943), dir. John Ford, starring Walter Huston. U.S. War Dept., 82 Minutes restored. p/d.

3:45 am *Task Force* (1949), dir. Delmar Daves, starring Gary Cooper. WB, 117 Minutes. p/s.

 

*TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009*

 

*UPPER EXTREMITIES*

 

6:00 am *Hands Across the Table* (1935), starring Carole Lombard. Paramount, 81 Minutes. p/s.

7:30 am *Third Finger, Left Hand* (1940), starring Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas. MGM, 97 Minutes.

9:15 am *High, Wide and Handsome* (1937), starring Irene Dunne. Paramount, 110 Minutes. Premiere.

11:15 am *Angel On My Shoulder* (1946), starring Paul Muni, Anne Baxter. UA, 120 Minutes. p/d.

1:15 pm *Up in Arms* (1944), starring Danny Kaye. Goldwyn, 106 Minutes. p/s.

2:45 pm *Rainbow ?Round My Shoulder* (1952), starring Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels. Columbia, 78 Minutes. p/s.

4:45 pm *Five Finger Exercise* (1962), starring Rosalind Russell. Columbia, 109 Minutes. Premiere.

6:45 pm *The Unknown* (1927), dir. Tod Browning, starring Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford. MGM 61 Minutes

 

*BURLESQUE with GUEST PROGRAMMER: MISS DITA VON TEESE*

 

8:00 pm *Lady of Burlesque* (1943), starring Barbara Stanwyck. UA, 91 Minutes. p/d.

9:45 pm *Screaming Mimi* (1958), starring Anita Ekberg, Gypsy Rose Lee. Columbia, 79 Minutes. p/s.

11:15 pm *The Night They Raided Minsky?s* (1968), starring Jason Robards Jr., Britt Ekland. UA, 100 Minutes. Premiere.

Short: *Georgia Sothern* (195?), starring Georgia Sothern, Prelinger Archives (unknown), 3 Minutes. p/d.

Short: *Teaserama* trailer (1955), starring Bette Page, Blaze Starr. Irving Klaw Productions, 3 Minutes. p/d.

1:15 am *The Sunset Murder Case* (1938), starring Sally Rand. Grand National Pictures, 59 Minutes. p/d.

Short: *Famous Dancers of the Burlesque Stage* (1950), Prelinger Archives (unknown), 10 Minutes. p/d.

2:30 am *Ball of Fire* (1941), starring Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper. Goldwyn, 111 Minutes. p/s

4:30 am *Bright Lights* (1935), starring Joe E. Brown, Ann Dvorak. WB, 83 Minutes.

 

*WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009*

 

*LOWER EXTREMITIES*

 

6:00 am *Feet First* (1930), starring Harold Lloyd. Harold Lloyd prod., 93 Minutes. p/s.

7:45 am *The Footloose Heiress* (1937), starring Ann Sheridan. WB, 59 Minutes.

8:45 am *My Left Foot* (1989), starring Daniel Day Lewis. Miramax films, 103 Minutes. p/s.

10:30 am *The Case of the Lucky Legs* (1935), starring Warren William. WB, 78 Minutes.

12:00 pm *Million Dollar Legs* (1932), starring W.C. Fields, Lyda Roberti. Paramount, 64 Minutes. Premiere.

1:15 pm *Tanned Legs* (1929), starring Arthur Lake. RKO, 66 Minutes.

2:30 pm *Daddy Long Legs* (1919), starring Mary Pickford. 1st National dist., 85 Minutes. p/s.

4:00 pm *On Your Toes* (1939), starring Vera Zorina, Eddie Albert. WB, 93 Minutes.

5:45 pm Short: *Tip, Tap, Toe* (1932), starring Hal Leroy. Vitaphone, 19 Minutes.

Short: *Knee Deep in Music* (1933), starring Ruth Etting. RKO, 22 Minutes.

Short: *Crazy House* (1930), starring Snake Hips. MGM, 12 Minutes.

6:45 pm *Hips, Hips, Hooray!* (1934), starring Wheeler & Woolsey, Thelma Todd, Ruth Etting. RKO, 68 Minutes.

 

*SPOTLIGHT ON FILM EDITORS: OWEN MARKS*

 

8:00 pm *Angels With Dirty Faces* (1938), starring James Cagney, Pat O?Brien, Humphrey Bogart. WB, 97 Minutes.

9:45 pm *Casablanca* (1942), dir. Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart. WB, 102 Minutes.

11:30 pm *The Treasure of Sierra Madre* (1948), dir. John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston. WB, 126 Minutes.

1:45 am *I?ll See You in my Dreams* (1951), starring Doris Day, Danny Kaye. WB, 110 Minutes. p/s.

3:45 am *East of Eden* (1955), dir. Elia Kazan, starring James Dean. WB, 115 Minutes. p/s.

Short: *Cavalcade of Dance* (1943), starring Veloz & Yolanda. WB, 11 Minutes.

 

*THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009*

 

*CHOREOGRAPHER, HERMES PAN?S 100TH BIRTHDAY*

 

6:00 am *The Gay Divorcee* (1934), starring Astaire & Rogers. RKO, 107 Minutes.

8:00 am* Old Man Rhythm* (1935), starring Charles Buddy Rogers. RKO, 75 Minutes.

9:45 am *Swing Time* (1936), starring Astaire & Rogers. RKO, 103 Minutes.

11:30 am *A Damsel in Distress* (1937), starring Fred Astaire, Burns & Allen. RKO, 98 Minutes.

1:15 pm *Blue Skies* (1946), starring Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby. Paramount, 104 Minutes. p/s.

3:00 pm *Finian?s Rainbow* (1968), dir. Francis Ford Coppola, starring Fred Astaire, Petulia Clark. WB, 141 Minutes. p/s.

5:30 pm *Darling Lili* (1970), dir. Blake Edwards, starring Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson. Paramount, 136 Minutes. p/s.

 

*STELLA!*

 

8:00 pm *A Streetcar Named Desire* (1951), dir. Elia Kazan, starring Marlon Brando, Vivian Leigh. WB, 125 Minutes. p/s.

10:15 am *The Uninvited* (1944), starring Ray Milland, Gail Russell. Paramount, 99 Minutes. p/s.

12:00 am *Stella Dallas* (1937), starring Barbara Stanwyck. Goldwyn, 106 Minutes. p/s.

2:00 am *I Found Stella Parish* (1935), starring Kay Francis. WB, 85 Minutes.

3:30 pm *Stella Maris* (1918), starring Mary Pickford. Artcraft/Pickford Film, 84 Minutes. p/s.

5:00 am *The John Garfield Story* (2003), TCM Original Documentary, 60 Minutes.

 

*FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009*

 

*ON LOCATION: CARMEL/MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA*

 

6:00 am *Tortilla Flat* (1942), starring John Garfield, Hedy Lamarr, Spencer Tracy. MGM, 99 Minutes.

7:45 am *Cannery Row* (1982), starring Nick Nolte, Debra Winger. MGM, 102 Minutes. Premiere.

9:45 am *Desire Me* (1947), starring Greer Garson, Robert Mitchum. MGM, 92 Minutes.

11:30 am *Clash By Night* (1952), starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas. RKO, 105 Minutes.

1:15 pm *Julie* (1956), starring Doris Day, Louis Jourdan. MGM, 99 Minutes.

 

*STARRING DORIS DAY*

 

3:00 PM *Romance on the High Seas* (1948), starring Doris Day, Jack Carson. WB, 99 Minutes.

4:45 pm *It?s a Great Feeling* (1949), starring Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson. WB, 85 Minutes. p/s.

6:15 pm *Pillow Talk* (1959), starring Doris Day, Rock Hudson. Universal, 102 Minutes. p/s.

 

*GUEST PROGRAMMER: DORIS DAY & HER CANINE PALS*

 

8:00 pm *Benji* (1974), starring Patsy Garret. Mulberry Square Prod., 86 Minutes. p/s.

9:45 pm *Skippy* (1931), starring Jackie Cooper. Paramount, 85 Minutes. Premiere.

11:15 pm *Lassie Come Home* (1943), starring Roddy McDowell. MGM, 89 Minutes.

12:45 am *The Adventures of Rusty* (1945), starring Margaret Lindsay. Coluumbia, 67 Minutes. p/s.

 

*TCM UNDERGROUND*

 

2:00 am *They Only Kill Their Masters* (1972), starring James Garner. MGM, 97 Minutes. p/s.

Short: *Who Killed Rover?* (1931), a Dogville short. MGM, 15 Minutes.

4:00 am *Cujo* (1983), starring Dee Wallace. WB, 91 Minutes. Premiere*.

Short: *All in One* (1938), compares a dog to a Chevrolet. Jam Handy Prod., 11 Min. p/d.

 

*SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009*

 

*KAREN MORLEY?S 100TH BIRTHDAY*

 

6:00 am *Inspiratio*n (1931), starring Greta Garbo. MGM, 74 Minutes.

7:15 am *Are You Listening?* (1932), starring William Haines, Madge Evans. MGM, 73 Minutes.

8:30 am *Arsene Lupin* (1932), starring John Barrymore, Karen Morley. MGM, 84 Minutes.

10:00 am *Scarface* (1932), starring Paul Muni, Karen Morley. UA, 93 Minutes. p/s.

11:45 am *The Phantom of Crestwood* (1932), starring Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley. RKO, 76 Minutes.

1:15 pm *Dinner at Eight* (1933), dir. George Cukor, starring Jean Harlow, Marie Dressler. MGM, 111 Minute.

3:15 pm *Our Daily Bread* (1934), dir. King Vidor, starring Karen Morley. UA, 74 Minutes. p/s.

4:30 pm *Pride and Prejudice* (1940), starring Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier. MGM, 117 Minutes.

6:30 pm *M* (1951), starring David Wayne. Columbia, 88 Minutes. Premiere.

 

*THE ESSENTIALS*

 

8:00 pm *My Man Godfrey* (1936), dir. Gregory La Cava, starring William Powell, Carole Lombard. Universal, 94 Minutes. p/s.

9:45 pm *The Awful Truth* (1937), dir. Leo McCarey, starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne. 91 Minutes. p/s.

11:30 pm *Bringing Up Baby* (1938), dir. Howard Hawks, starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant. RKO, 102 Minutes.

1:15 am *Libeled Lady* (1936), starring Myrna Loy, William Powell, Spencer Tracy. MGM, 98 Minutes.

3:00 am *Nothing Sacred* (1937), starring Carole Lombard, Frederic March. Selznick, 75 Minutes. p/d.

4:15 am *It Happened One Night* (1934), starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert. Columbia, 105 Minutes. p/s.

 

* These premieres do not count toward the eight allowed in the challenge.

 

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*Programming Notes: Challenge #13*

*Week of December 6-12, 2009*

 

I approached my first challenge by jotting down ideas in the weeks before the challenge began. I knew that I would want to target three types of viewers: a young, edgy demographic, the mainstream classic fan, and a true film buff, who enjoys the obscure and rare. I decided that the way films are ?packaged? could make a viewer decide to watch (or not).

 

I had Ronald Colman in mind for Star of the Month. It is inconceivable to me that he has never been S.O.M. I waited until Chip announced the challenges and parameters before I even started a schedule. I was glad that TCM Imports, TCM Underground and Silent Sunday Nights did not have the same restrictions re: libraries and premieres. I picked early December mostly because it was relevant to the 13th Amendment.

 

One of my goals was to try to logically segue from one programming block into another. It was not always possible but I was pleased with a few of the results.

 

*Sunday* I chose the 13th Amendment as my daytime theme. December 6th was an important date in 1865. The states ratified the amendment. I decided to put *The Color Purple* in the line-up. It?s not set in the civil war era but it shows us some of the conditions for African Americans, years after the 13th Amendment was enacted. I also considered *Amistad* and *Buck and the Preacher* but thought that *The Color Purple* would round out the day. Sunday night was all fashion (including Silent Sunday Night and TCM Imports). *Fig Leaves* is a wonderful film. I do hope that TCM can show it some day: a funny premise, directing by Howard Hawks, costumes and a great fashion show by Adrian (I?m a huge Adrian fan), and stars: Olive Borden, George O?Brien and Phyllis Haver. The short, *Good Morning, Eve* , continues the Adam and Eve theme. TCM Import: *Belle de Jour* is quite famous for the YSL fashions created for Catherine Deneuve.

 

*Monday* . When Chip announced that we could use silents (pre-1930, acceptable libraries) without counting them as one of our eight allowed premieres, I was ecstatic. Star of the Month, Ronald Colman, made quite a number of great silent films and I wanted to showcase a number of them. I chose two silent comedies with Constance Talmadge. I?ve seen both and they are delightful. I figured that week #2 for our S.O.M. would begin with one or two silent dramas-maybe *Romola* and *Beau Geste* . I did not want to have an entire evening of silents. I chose another entertaining Goldwyn premiere *The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo* as the last film in the line-up. Oh, it was important to make sure that our S.O.M. would not end up on Christmas Eve or Christmas day.

 

There was enough time to remember Pearl Harbor day during the wee hours.

 

Tuesday I chose *Upper Extremities* as a theme, to segue into Burlesque, to segue into Lower Extremities. *High Wide and Handsome* (okay, this one is pushing the theme but I?ve always wanted to see it) and *Five Finger Exercise* are premieres. Note that I have scheduled *Rainbow ?Round My Shoulder* ?last week?s premiere aka *Castle in the Air* , under it?s original title as to not **** off the disappointed Margaret Rutherford fans. Frankie Laine just won?t do when you?re expecting Dame Margaret. Miss Dita Von Teese is the Guest Programmer for a night of Burlesque-themed films. She is Burlesque performer and **** queen extraordinaire. Miss Teese should attract a young and edgy crowd, wanting to see her shoot the breeze with Robert Osborne and introduce her favorite burlesque films. She requested *Mademoiselle Strip-Tease* with Brigitte Bardot but the programmers, who said that it wasn?t in the ?approved? film libraries, nixed it.

 

*Wednesday* . Lower Extremities is the day theme. *Million Dollar Legs* is a premiere with the wonderful Lyda Roberti in the cast. Originally, I made a schedule of films to honor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr?s 100th birthday. I accidentally came across the last challenge and saw that Filmlover had programmed D.F. Jr?s 100th birthday and had made him, appropriately, the S.O.M. I chose to do something different. I had been pondering a spotlight theme for the entire month. Now was my chance. I decided to showcase film editors and start with the marvelous Owen Marks. Other editors might include Robert Wise but Owen Marks is my choice for this week.

 

*Thursday* . The last short, under Wednesday?s schedule, leads into Thursday?s day theme of celebrating choreographer, Hermes Pan?s 100th birthday. I wanted to schedule *Porgy and Bess* but could not find evidence of a prior showing and I?d already used up all of my premieres. *Darling Lili* is officially listed with three different running times. I chose one of the longer running times. I believe that the difference is the inclusion of overture and exit music. The Stella! theme is self-explanatory except to say that *The Uninvited* was always one of my favorite films as a teenager. And who can argue with the music? A one-hour gap was too short to schedule *The Nutty Professor* . Therefore, I solved the problem by ending this section with the TCM documentary about John Garfield, which works with the subsequent film, *Tortilla Flat* .

 

Friday the day theme is my location offering: Carmel/Monterey, California. My criteria: every film must have been shot (at least partially) in this location. Even *Suspicion* was shot here. Alas, I couldn?t use *Play Misty For Me* but I did premiere *Cannery Row* . *Julie* ends the location section. Therefore, it?s time for a few Doris Day films before the evening theme starts. Guest programmer Doris Day appears with her canine pals. It?s the only conceivable way to get her to agree to do an appearance (with her beloved dogs). Robert Osborne: are you ready to fly to Carmel Valley to tape the segment? There?s a premiere of *Skippy* and the canine theme continues into TCM Underground with *They Only Kill Their Masters* and a premiere of *Cujo* .

 

Saturday. Lovely Karen Morley gets the centennial treatment, which includes a favorite film: *The Phantom of Crestwood* and a premiere, *M* (1951 version). The Essentials for this week is *My Man Godfrey* (with William Powell, one of my favorite actors). The decision was almost a toss-up, with *The Awful Truth* running a close second. The evening continues with more screwball comedies.

 

*NOTE TO TCM PROGRAMMER* : I noticed that TCM UNDERGROUND falls on Christmas Day. Isn?t this the perfect time to schedule *Santa Claus Conquers the Martians* and a couple of other obscure, darker holiday tales: *Christmas Holiday* with Gene Kelly and Deanna Durbin and another little Christmas Noir: *Cover Up* with Dennis O?Keefe?

 

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_Sunday, January 10, 2010_

 

*Rex Ingram ? the Actor*

6:00 am *The Green Pastures* (WB, 1936) Rex Ingram as De Lawd/Adam/Hezdrel 93 min.

7:45 am *The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn* (MGM, 1939) Rex Ingram as Jim 91 min.

9:30 am *The Thief of Bagdad* (UA, 1940) Rex Ingram as the Djinn 106 min.

11:30 am *Sahara* (Col., 1943) Rex Ingram as Tambul 95 min.

1:30 pm *Cabin in the Sky* (MGM, 1943) Rex Ingram as Lucius/Lucifer, Jr. 99 min.

3:30 pm *Hell on Devil?s Island* (Univ., 1957) Rex Ingram as Lulu 72 min.

4:45 pm *Anna Lucasta* (UA, 1959) Rex Ingram as Joe Lucasta 92 min.

6:30 pm *Escort West* (UA, 1959) Rex Ingram as Nelson Water 75 min.

 

*Rex Ingram ? the Director*

8:00 pm *Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse* (Metro, 1921) Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry 130 min.

10:15 pm *The Prisoner of Zenda* (Metro, 1922) Lewis Stone, Alice Terry 114 min.

12:15 am SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT *Scaramouche* (Metro, 1924) Ramon Navarro, Alice Terry 124 min.

2:30 am TCM IMPORTS *Marc Nostrum* (MGM, 1926) (filmed in Nice, France) Alice Terry, Antonio Moreno 102 min.

4:15 am *The Magician* (MGM, 1926) Alice Terry, Paul Wegener 83 min.

 

_Monday, January 11, 2010_

 

*Silent Spectacles*

6:00 am *The Big Parade* (MGM, 1925) John Gilbert 126 min.

8:15 am *The Covered Wagon* (Par., 1923) Lois Wilson 105 min.

10:00 am *The Eagle* (UA, 1925) Rudolph Valentino 72 min.

12:15 pm *The Ten Commandments* (Par., 1923) Theodore Roberts 136 min.

2:30 pm *Pandora?s Box* (Janus, 1928) Louise Brooks 110 min.

4:30 pm *Variete* (Unknown, 1925) Emil Jannings 104 min.

6:15 pm *The Black Pirate* (UA, 1926) Douglas Fairbanks 90 min.

 

*Stars of the Month: Silent Screen Sirens, Starlets, and Studs*

8:00 pm *Broken Blossoms* (UA, 1919) Richard Barthelmess, Lillian Gish 90 min.

9:45 pm *The Garden of Eden* (1928) Corinne Griffith 78 min.

11:15 pm *Peter Pan* (Par., 1924) Betty Bronson 102 min.

1:00 am *The Sea Hawk* (First National, 1924) Milton Sills 124 min.

3:15 am *Orchids and Ermine* (First National, 1927) Colleen Moore 70 min.

4:30 am *Two Arabian Knights* (UA, 1927) William Boyd 90 min.

 

_Tuesday, January 12, 2010_

 

*Luise Rainer 100th birthday*

6:00 am *Escapade* (MGM, 1935) William Powell, Luise Rainer 89 min.

7:30 am *The Great Ziegfeld* (MGM, 1936) William Powell, Luise Rainer 186 min.

10:45 am *The Emperor?s Candlesticks* (MGM, 1937) William Powell, Luise Rainer 92 min.

12:30 pm *The Good Earth* (MGM, 1937) Paul Muni, Luise Rainer 139 min.

3:00 pm *Big City* (MGM, 1937) Luise Rainer, Spencer Tracy 75 min.

4:15 pm *The Toy Wife* (MGM, 1938) Luise Rainier, Melvyn Douglas 96 min.

6:00 pm *The Great Waltz* (MGM, 1938) Luise Rainer 107 min.

 

*Theme of the Month: 13*

 

8:00 pm *The Thirteenth Hour* (Col., 1947) Richard Dix 65 min.

9:15 pm *Apollo 13* (Univ., 1995) Tom Hanks 135 min.

11:45 pm *M* (13th letter in the alphabet) (Paramount, 1931) Peter Lorre 111 min. p/s

1:45 am *Charlie Chan in Honolulu* (13 being the number of children Charlie Chan has here, including one that was away at school) (Fox, 1939) Sidney Toler 67 min.

3:00 am *1776* (the 13 colonies signing the Declaration of Independence) (Col., 1972) William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard 166 min.

 

_Wednesday, January 13, 2010_

 

*Good Morning, Baltimore*

6:00 am *Hairspray* (New Line Cinema, 1988) Ricki Lake 92 min.

7:45 am *Adventure in Baltimore* (RKO, 1949) Robert Young, Shirley Temple 89 min.

9:15 am *Diner* (Jerry Weintraub, 1982) Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke 110 min. p/s

 

*Star Newspaper Editors*

11:15 am *Deadline* U.S.A (Fox, 1952) Humphrey Bogart 87 min. PREMIERE

12:45 pm *--30--* (WB, 1959) Jack Webb 96 min. PREMIERE

2:30 pm* His Girl Friday* (Col.,1940) Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell 92 min.

 

*Living at the Movies*

4:15 pm *Cinema Paradiso* (Miramax, 1990) Philippe Noiret 123 min. p/s

6:30 pm *The Purple Rose of Cairo* (Orion, 1985) Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels 82 min. p/s

 

*A Night with John Cleese*

8:00 pm *Monty Python?s And Now for Something Completely Different* (Sony, 1971) John Cleese, Eric Idle 88 min. (Sony is Columbia)

9:45 pm *Monty Python and the Holy Grail* (Col., 1975) John Cleese, Graham Chapman 89 min.

11:30 pm *A Fish Called Wanda* (MGM, 1988) John Cleese, Kevein Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis 108 min. MGM p/s

1:30 am *The Out of Towners* (Par., 1999) Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese 92 min. PREMIERE

3:15 am *Silverado* (Columbia, 1985) Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, John Cleese 132 min.

5:30 am MGM Parade Short

 

_Thursday, January 14, 2010_

 

Movies That Could Have Been Inspired By Cole Porter Songs

 

*You?re the Top*

6:00 am *King Kong* (RKO, 1933) Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot 105 min.

8:00 am *An Affair to Remember* (Fox, 1957) Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr 115 min. p/s

 

*My Heart Belongs to Daddy*

10:00 am *Gold Diggers of 1933* (WB. 1933) Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler 98 min.

11:45 am *How to Marry A Millionaire* (Fox, 1953) Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall 95 min. p/s

 

*Where Is The Life That Late I Led?*

1:30 pm *Random Harvest* (MGM, 1942) Ronald Colman 127 min.

3:45 pm *Spellbound* (UA, 1945) Gregory Peck 116 min.

 

*Don?t Fence Me In*

5:45 pm *One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest* (UA, 1975) Jack Nicholson 134 min.

 

*Another Op?nin?, Another Show ? Cole Porter in the Movies*

8:00 pm *Night And Day* (WB, 1946) Cary Grant as Cole Porter 129 min.

10:15 pm. *Kiss Me, Kate* (MGM, 1953) Howard Keel 110 min.

12:15 am *High Society* (MGM., 1956) Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly 107 min

2:15 am *Les Girls* (MGM, 1957) Gene Kelly 115 min.

4:15 am *The Pirate* (MGM, 1948) Gene Kelly, Judy Garland 102 min.

 

_Friday, January 15, 2010_

 

*This Looks Like A Job for?Supermen!*

6:00 Cartoon: *Superman* (Par., 1941) voice of Clayton ?Bud? Collyer (also Superman?s voice on the popular radio series) 11 min. PD

6:15 *Superman* (Col., 1948) serial chapter, Kirk Alyn

6:30 am *Superman and the Mole Men* (RKO, 1951) George Reeves 58 min.

7:30 am *Superman the Movie* (WB, 1978) Christopher Reeve 144 min.

10:00 am *Superman Returns* (WB, 2006) Brandon Routh 154 min. PREMIERE

Cartoon: *Super Rabbit* (WB, 1943) Bugs Bunny 8 min.

 

*The Great Wall (Chicago style)*

12:45 pm *The St. Valentine?s Day Massacre* (Fox, 1967) Jason Robards, Jr. 100 min. PREMIERE

2:45 pm *Some Like It Hot* (UA, 1950) Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis 120 min.

 

*Rolling Them in the (British) Isles*

4:45 pm *The Mouse That Roared* (Col., 1959) Peter Sellers 83 min.

6:15 pm *The Ladykillers* (Rank, 1955) Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers 91 min. p/s

 

*Location! Location! Location! ? filmed in Beautiful British Columbia*

 

8:00 pm *Commandos Strike At Dawn* (Col., 1943) Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish 100 min.

9:45 pm *Convicted* (Col., 1938) Charles Quigley, Rita Hayworth 58 min.

11:00 pm *Five Easy Pieces* (Col., 1970) Jack Nicholson 96 min.

12:45 am *Harry in Your Pocket* (UA, 1973) James Coburn, Walter Pidgeon 102 min.

2:30 am TCM UNDERGROUND: *The World?s Greatest Sinner* (Frenzy, 1962) Timothy Carey 82 min. p/s

4:00 am *Unseeing Eyes* (Goldwyn, 1923) Lionel Barrymore 108 min.

 

_Saturday, January 16, 2010_

 

*Future World Leaders*

6:00 am *Young Mr. Lincoln* (Fox, 1939) Henry Fonda as Abraham Lincoln 100 min. p/s

7:45 am *PT 109* (WB, 1963) Cliff Robertson as John F. Kennedy 140 min. PREMIERE

10:15 am *Young Bess* (MGM, 1953) Jean Simmons as Queen Elizabeth I 113 min.

12:30 pm *Young Winston* (Col., 1972) Simon Ward as Winston Churchill 128 min.

 

*I Need A Hero ? Reel Life*

2:45 pm *The Lone Ranger* (WB, 1956) Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels 86 min.

4:15 pm *The Adventures of Robin Hood* (WB, 1938) Errol Flynn 104 min.

6:15 pm *The Mark of Zorro* (Fox, 1940) Tyrone Power 93 min. p/s

 

*I Need A Hero ? Real Life*

8:00 pm THE ESSENTIALS *Serpico* (Par., 1973) Al Pacino as Frank Serpico 129 min. PREMIERE

10:15 pm *Gunfight at the OK Corral* (Paramount, 1957) Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp 122 min. p/s

12:30 am *The Untouchables* (Par., 1987) Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness 120 min. PREMIERE

2:30 am *The Miracle Worker* (UA, 1962) Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan 107 min.

4:15 am *Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier* (Disney, 1955) Fess Parker 95 min.

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I?ve always enjoyed the performances of Rex Ingram, one of American's great actors (I especially enjoyed his funny yet terrifying performance as the genie in 1940's *The Thief of Bagdad*), and thought he deserved a tribute. And it also gave me a chance to salute the similarly-named Rex Ingram, a film director from Ireland, who was a mighty force during the silent film days. The director died in 1959 and the actor died in 1969.

 

Speaking of silent films, ChipHeartsMovies? giving us ?Premiere-free? silent films to play with really helped create a good day and a half of films I would like to see on TCM. This includes my Star of the Month feature, which actually became ?Stars of the Month? in my schedule because I went with ?Silent Screen Sirens, Starlets, and Studs.? This definitely could be something for a full month weekly feature because, doing one film per star so we can see all the talent from back then. There were so many silent stars I had to leave off due to lack of space.

 

_Tuesday, January 12, 2010 is a VERY IMPORTANT day._ It will be Luise Rainer?s 100th birthday and she is still alive. I hope TCM devotes a good portion of this day when January comes and honors her.

 

My ?13? feature is quite clear in the info I provided.

 

Most of the week is easy to understand, so I won?t provide notes on that part.

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*Patful's Challenge #13 Schedule*

 

*March 7-13, 2010*

 

*Sunday, March 7, 2010*

 

*Alexander Graham Bell Patented the Telephone on This Day in 1876*

 

6:00AM *Sorry Wrong Number* (1948) Barbara Stanwyck, D: A. Litvak, Paramount (p/s), 89min

7:30AM *Party Wire* (1935) Jean Arthur, Victor Jory, D: E.C. Kenton, Columbia, 70min

8:45AM *Pillow Talk* (1959) Rock Hudson, Doris Day, D: M. Gordon, Universal (p/s), 103min

 

*March of the Pointe Shoes - Lesser-Known Ballet Films*

 

10:30AM *On Your Toes* (1938) Zorina, Eddie Albert, D: R. Enright, Warner, 93min

cartoon *Ballet-Oop* (1954) Marvin Miller, D: R. Cannon, Columbia, 7min

12:15PM *La Mort du Cygne* (1937) Jeanine Charrat, D: J. Benoit-Levy, Mayer-Burstyn (p/s), 85min

1:45PM *The Men in Her Life* (1941) Loretta Young, Conrad Veidt, D: G. Ratoff, Columbia, 89min

 

*Harem Hijinks*

 

3:15PM *Harem Girl* (1952) Joan Davis, Peggie Castle, D: E. Bernds, Columbia, 70min

4:30PM *Kismet*(1955) Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, D: V. Minnelli, MGM, 113min

6:30PM *Babes in Bagdad* (1952) Paulette Goddard, Gypsy Rose Lee, D: E.G. Ulmer, UA, 80min

 

*Family Night - Sharyn Moffett, Dog's Best Friend*

 

8:00PM *My Pal Wolf* (1944) Moffett, Grey Shadow, D: A. Werker, RKO, 74min

9:15PM *A Boy, a Girl and a Dog* (1946) Moffett, Hobo, D: H. Kline, Film Classics, 77min, Premiere

short *Famous Movie Dogs* (1940) John Deering, D: D. Frazier, Warner, 10min

10:45PM *Banjo* (1947) Moffett, Banjo, D: R. Fleischer, RKO, 68min

 

*Silent Sunday Nights - War's Aftermath - WWI*

 

12:00AM *Isn't Life Wonderful* (1924) Carol Dempster, Neil Hamilton, D: D.W. Griffith, UA, 115min

 

*TCM Imports - War's Aftermath - WWII*

 

2:00AM *Somewhere in Europe* (1947) Artur Somlay, Miklos Gabor, D: G. Radvanyi, Mafirt, 100min

short *The Friendship Train* (1947) Dwight Weist, D: ?, Warner, 14min

4:00AM *The Search* (1948) Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon, D: F. Zinnemann, MGM, 105min

short *Angel of Mercy* (1939) John Nesbitt, Sarah Haden, D: E.L. Cahn, MGM, 11min

 

*Monday, March 8*

 

*Wisdom Is the Principal Thing...*

 

6:00AM *The Three Wise Guys* (1936) Robert Young, Betty Furness, D: G.B. Seitz, MGM, 75min

7:15AM *Three Wise Fools* (1923) Claude Gillingwater, Eleanor Boardman, D: Vidor, Goldwyn, 70min

8:30AM *Three Wise Girl*s (1932) Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke, D: W. Beaudine, Columbia, 68min

 

*When Bailouts Were Simple...*

 

9:45AM *A Dangerous Profession* (The Bail Bond Story) (1949) George Raft, D: Tetzlaff, RKO, 79min

short *A Plumbing We Will Go* (1940) Stooges, D: D. Lord, Columbia, 18min

11:30AM *Windjammer* (1937) George O'Brien, Constance Worth, D: E. Scott, RKO, 60min

12:30AM *Parachute Battalion* (1941) Robert Preston, Nancy Kelly, D: L. Goodwins, RKO, 75min

 

*Dreaded February Birthdays - Merle Oberon - Born February 19, 1911*

 

1:45PM *Beloved Enemy* (1936) Oberon, Brian Aherne, D: H.C. Potter, Goldwyn, 90min

3:15PM *Lydia* (1941) Oberon, Joseph Cotten, D: J. Duvivier, UA (p/s), 104min

5:00PM *The Lodger* (1944) Oberon, George Sanders, D: J. Brahm, Fox (p/s), 84min

6:30PM *Pardon My French* (1951) Paul Henreid, Oberon, D: B. Vorhaus, UA, 82min

 

Number 13 - *Double-M-Named Silent Actresses...*

 

8:00PM *Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde* (1920) Martha Mansfield, D: J. Robertson, FP-L, 69min, Premiere

9:15PM *Tillie* (1922) Mary Miles Minter, Noah Beery, D: F. Urson, Paramount, 51min, Premiere

10:15PM *Polly of the Circus* (1917) Mae Marsh, Vernon Steele, D: Horan/Hollywood, Goldwyn, 80min

11:45PM *Valencia* (1926) Mae Murray, Lloyd Hughes, D: D. Buchowetzki, MGM, 60min

 

*Truthiness*

 

12:45AM *The Awful Truth* (1937) Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, D: L. McCarey, Columbia, 91min

short *Truth Ache*s (1939) Leon Errol, Anita Garvin, D: C.E. Roberts, RKO, 19min

2:45AM *True as a Turtle* (1957) John Gregson, Cecil Parker, D: W. Toye, Rank, 96min

4:30AM *The Whole Truth* (1958) Stewart Granger, D: Cohen/Guillermin, Columbia, 84min

 

*Tuesday, March 9*

 

*Gold Digging Fun*

 

6:00AM *Kansas City Princess* (1934) Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, D: W. Keighley, Warner, 69min

7:15AM *Play Girl* (1941) Kay Francis, Mildred Coles, D: F. Woodruff, RKO, 77min

short *The Devil's Parade* (1930) Joan Blondell, Sidney Toler, D: G. Hale, Warner, 10min

8:45AM *The Greeks Had a Word for Them* (1932) Joan Blondell, D: L. Sherman, Goldwyn, 80min

 

*Careful With That Axe, Eugene...*

 

10:15AM *Park Avenue Logger* (1937) George O'Brien, Beatrice Roberts, D: D. Howard, RKO, 67min

11:30AM *Roaring Timber* (1937) Jack Holt, Grace Bradley, D: P. Rosen, Columbia, 60min

12:30PM *The Tougher They Come* (1950) Wayne Morris, Preston Foster, D: Nazarro, Columbia, 69min

 

*Warren J's Texas Communal Ranch Favorites?*

 

1:45PM *Baby Doll* (1956) Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, D: E. Kazan, Warner (p/s), 115min

3:45PM *Child Bride* (1938) Shirley Mills, Bob Bollinger, D: H. Revier, Astor (PD), 62min

short *Wife to Spare* (1947) Andy Clyde, Christine McIntyre, D: E. Bernds, Columbia, 18min

5:15PM *Lolita* (1962) James Mason, Sue Lyon, D: S. Kubrick, MGM, 154min

cartoon *The Tell-Tale Heart* (1953) James Mason, D: T. Parmelee, Columbia, 8min

 

*Star of the Month - Marsha Hunt*

 

8:00PM *Easy to Take* (1936) Hunt, John Howard, D: G. Tryon, Paramount, 67min, Premiere

9:15PM *Gentle Julia* (1936) Hunt, Jane Withers, D: J. Blystone, Fox, 63min, Premiere

short *Women in Hiding* (1940) Hunt, Jane Drummond, D: J. Newman, MGM, 22min

10:45PM *Seven Sweethearts* (1942) Kathryn Grayson, Hunt, D: F. Borzage, MGM, 99min

12:30PM *The Affairs of Martha* (1942) Hunt, Richard Carlson, D: J. Dassin, MGM, 66min

1:45AM *None Shall Escape* (1944) Hunt, Henry Travers, D: A. DeToth, Columbia, 85min

3:15AM *A Letter for Evie* (1946) Hunt, Hume Cronyn, D: J. Dassin, MGM, 89min

4:45AM *Mary Ryan, Detective* (1950) Hunt, June Vincent, D: A. Berlin, Columbia, 68min

 

*Wednesday, March 10*

 

*Amongst the White Picket Fences of the 1950's, Psychotics Galore*

 

6:00AM *Edge of Fury* (1958) Michael Higgins, Lois Holmes, D: Gurney/Lerner, UA, 78min

short *Crazy House* (1930) Benny Rubin, Vernon Dent, D: J. Cummings, MGM, 12min

7:30AM *The Night of the Hunter* (1955) Robert Mitchum, D: C. Laughton, UA, 93min

short *Call of the Cuckoo* (1927) Laurel & Hardy, D: C. Bruckman, MGM, 17min

9:30AM *The Brain Machine* (1955) Maxwell Reed, Elizabeth Allan, D: K. Hughes, RKO, 84min

11:00AM *The Bad Seed* (1956) Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, D: M. LeRoy, Warner (p/s), 129min

 

*Barry Fitzgerald's Birthday - Born on This Day in 1888*

 

1:15PM *The Stork Club* (1945) Betty Hutton, Fitzgerald, D: H. Walker, Paramount (p/s), 98min

3:00PM *Going My Way* (1944) Bing Crosby, Fitzgerald, D: L. McCarey, Paramount (p/s), 127min

5:15PM *The Plough and the Star*s (1937) Barbara Stanwyck, Fitzgerald, D: J. Ford, RKO, 67min

6:30PM *Easy Come, Easy Go* (1947) Fitzgerald, Diana Lynn, D: Farrow, Paramount, 77min, Premiere

short *Ireland: The Emerald Isle* (1934) J. FitzPatrick, D: R. FitzPatrick, MGM, 8min

 

*Vlad Moon Rising*

 

8:00PM *Nosferatu* (1922) Max Schreck, Greta Schroder, D: F.W. Murnau, Film Arts (p/s), 72min

9:15PM *Dracula* (1931) Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, D: T. Browning, Universal (p/s), 75min

10:30PM *Vampyr* (1932) Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, C.T. Dreyer, GFSC (p/s), 73min

 

*Squirrels Gone Wild - Stardom for Our Rodent Friends*

 

11:45PM *The Red Mill* (1927) Marion Davies, Owen Moore, D: W. Goodrich, MGM, 70min

1:00AM *Charly* (1968) Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, D: R. Nelson, Cinerama (p/s), 103min

2:45AM *Caddyshack* (1980) Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, D: H. Ramis, Orion (p/s), 99min

4:30AM *The Great Rupert* (1950) Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, D: I. Pichel, Eagle-Lion (p/s), 86min

 

*Thursday, March 11*

 

*"I Shall Return" - MacArthur Bowed Out of the Philippines on This Day in 1942*

 

6:00AM *Cry Havoc* (1944) Margaret Sullavan, Ann Sothern, D: R. Thorpe, MGM, 98min

7:45AM *Bataan* (1943) Robert Taylor, George Murphy, D: T. Garnett, MGM, 115min

9:45AM *They Were Expendable* (1945) Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, D: J. Ford, MGM, 135min

 

*Small-Time Hoods, Reaaaaally Small*

 

12:00PM *Mokey* (1942) Bobby Blake, Donna Reed, D: W. Root, MGM, 88min

1:30PM *Petticoat Larceny* (1943) Joan Carroll, Ruth Warrick, D: B. Holmes, RKO, 61min

short *Good Bad Boys* (1940) Our Gang, D: E.L. Cahn, MGM, 10min

2:45PM *The Kid* (1921) Jackie Coogan, Charles Chaplin, D: Chaplin, Warner, 51min

 

*Puppeteers - Some Fun, Some Not So Fun*

 

3:45PM *Lili* (1958) Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, D: C. Walters, MGM, 81min

5:15PM *Carnival* (1935) Lee Tracy, Jimmy Durante, D: W. Lang, Columbia, 77min

short *Double Talk* (1937) Bergen & McCarthy, D: L. French, Warner, 10min

6:45PM *Bluebeard* (1944) John Carradine, Jean Parker, D: E. Ulmer, PRC (p/s), 70min

 

*On Location in Jackson Hole, Wyoming*

 

8:00PM *Three Bad Men* (1926) George O'Brien, Olive Borden, D: J. Ford, Fox, Premiere, 92min

short *The Mild West* (1933) Olive Borden, D: J. Henabery, Warner, 21min

10:00PM *Shane* (1953) Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, D: G. Stevens, Paramount (p/s), 118min

12:00AM *Bad Bascomb* (1946) Margaret O'Brien, Wallace Beery, D: S.S. Simon, MGM, 111min

2:00AM *Wyoming* (1940) Wallace Beery, Leo Carillo, D: R. Thorpe, MGM, 89min

 

*Get Hep!*

 

3:30AM *Reet, Petite and Gone* (1947) Louis Jordan, D: W.F. Crouch, Astor (PD), 69min

4:45AM *Hi-De-Ho* (1947) Cab Calloway, D: J. Binney, All-American (PD), 72min

 

*Friday, March 12*

 

*Three Triangular Tales*

 

6:00AM *A Guy, a Gal and a Pal* (1945) Ross Hunter, D: B. Boetticher, Columbia, 62min

short *I Won't Play* (1944) Janis Paige, Dane Clark, D: C. Wilbur, Warner, 18min

7:30AM *Two Gals and a Guy* (1951) Robert Alda, Janis Paige, D: A.E. Green, UA, 70min

8:45AM *A Girl, a Guy and a Gob* (1941) George Murphy, Lucille Ball, D: R. Wallace, RKO, 90min

 

*Fun With Books*

 

10:15AM *Theodora Goes Wild* (1936) Irene Dunne, D: Boleslawski, Columbia, 94min

short *One for the Book* (1940) Betty Hutton, Hal Sherman, D: R. Mack, Warner, 19min

12:15PM *Please Turn Over* (1959) Ted Ray, Jean Kent, D: G. Thomas, Columbia, 87min

1:45PM *The Bride Goes Wild *(1948) June Allyson, Van Johnson, D: N. Taurog, MGM, 98min

 

*You 'Ette Yet?*

 

3:30PM *The College Coquette* (1929) Ruth Taylor, Jobyna Ralston, D: Archainbaud, Columbia, 68min

4:45PM *No, No, Nanette* (1930) Bernice Claire, Alexander Gray, D: C. Badger, Warner, 101min

short *Humanettes* (1930) Benny Rubin, June Clyde, D: L. Jason, RKO, 10min

6:45PM *Gigolette* (1935) Adrienne Ames, Ralph Bellamy, D: C. Lamont, RKO, 68min

 

*We Don't Like Your Kine Around Here - Glenn Ford, Range Warrior*

 

8:00PM *The Violent Men* (1955) Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, D: R. Mate, Columbia, 96min

short *Range Rhythm* (1942) Ray Whitley, Virginia Vale, D: C.E. Roberts, RKO, 17min

10:00PM *The Sheepman* (1958) Ford, Shirley MacLaine, D: G. Marshall, MGM, 86min

short *Sagebrush Serenade* (1939) Ray Whitley, Jean Joyce, D: C.E. Roberts, RKO, 19min

11:45PM *Heaven With a Gun* (1969) Ford, Carolyn Jones, D: L.H. Katzin, MGM, 101min

 

*TCM Underground - A Heapin' Helpin' o' Hicksploitation!*

 

1:30AM *Swamp Girl* (1971) Simone Griffeth, Ferlin Husky, D: D. Davis, Davis Prod., 78min

cartoon *Sadie Hawkins Day* (1944) Li'l Abner, D: B. Wickersham, Columbia, 7min

3:00AM *Shotgun Wedding* (1963) Jenny Maxwell, Valerie Allen, D: B. Petroff, Arkota, 64min

cartoon *Kickapoo Juice* (1944) Li'l Abner, D: H. Swift, Columbia, 7min

4:15AM *Swamp Country* (1966) Carole Gilbert, Rex Allen, D: R. Patrick, Patrick-Sandy, 98min

 

*Saturday, March 13*

 

*Yodelin' Along With Champion at Columbia*

 

6:00AM *On Top of Old Smoky* (1953) Gene Autry, D: G. Archainbaud, Columbia, 59min

7:00AM *Beyond the Purple Hills* (1950) Gene Autry, D: G. English, Columbia, 70min

8:15AM *Saginaw Trail* (1953) Gene Autry, D: D: G. Archainbaud, Columbia, 54min

 

*Trolling for Dollars - Treasures of the Deep*

 

9:15AM *Below the Sea* (1933) Ralph Bellamy, Fay Wray, D: A. Rogell, Columbia, 78min

cartoon *Treasure Jest* (1945) Paul Frees, D: B. Wickersham, Columbia, 7min

10:45AM *Zombies of Mora Tau* (1957) Gregg Palmer, Allison Hayes, D: E. Cahn, Columbia, 69min

12:00PM *Forbidden Island* (1959) John Hall, Nan Adams, D: C.B. Griffith, Columbia, 66min

1:15PM *Port Sinister* (1953) James Warren, Lynne Roberts, D: H. Daniels, RKO, 65min

 

*Immigrant Ups and Downs*

 

2:30PM *My Girl Tisa* (1948) Lilli Palmer, Sam Wanamaker, D: E. Nugent, Warner, 98min

4:15PM *An American Romance* (1944) Brian Donlevy, Ann Richards, D: K. Vidor, MGM, 121min

short *The Greenie* (1942) Carey Wilson, D: F. Zinnemann, MGM 10min

6:30PM *Sins of the Children* (1930) Louis Mann, Robert Montgomery, D: S. Wood, MGM, 87min

 

*TCM Essentials - Bride of Frankenstein*

 

8:00PM *Bride of Frankenstein* (1935) Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, D: J. Whale, Universal (p/s), 75min

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9:30PM *Young Frankenstein* (1974) Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, D: M. Brooks, Fox (p/s), 106min

short *Who's Got the Body?* (1930) Nick Basil, Henry Armetta, D: M. Sandrich, RKO, 12min

11:30PM *The Rocky Horror Picture Show* (1975) Tim Curry, D: J. Sharman, Fox, 100min, Premiere

 

*Yours Truly*

 

1:15AM *Mr. Chump* (1938) Johnnie Davis, Lola Lane, D: W. Clemens, Warner, 61min

short *The Awful Goof* (1939) Charley Chase, Dorothy Comingore, D: D. Lord, Columbia, 20min

2:45AM *The Boob* (1926) George Arthur, Gertrude Olmsted, W. Wellman, MGM, 64min

short *Who's a Dummy?* (1941) Leon Errol, Vivian Tobin, D: H. D'Arcy, RKO, 17min

4:15AM Singing Fool (1928) Al Jolsen, Betty Bronson, D: L. Bacon, Warner, 102min

 

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*Patful's Challenge #13 Notes*

 

No explanations necessary on most of my themes, as usual. My schedule features the week of *March 7-13, 2010* . Other than my *Star of the Month* , none of the themes consist of more than four films, excluding shorts. With some of the posters on the Message Boards whining about overly-long themes, which I actually enjoy, I found that it was a huge challenge coming up with so many for one week. That's one aspect of the programmers' jobs I don't envy. And I apologize to Chip for not thoroughly reading his rules regarding free silent films. Three of my premieres are silents. Oops.

 

If anyone is curious, *La Mort du Cygne* appeared once on TCM in October, 1996. I found that tidbit in the comments on the movie at IMDb.

 

For my *Sunday Family Night* I chose to feature child actress *Sharyn Moffett* , who oddly co-starred with dogs in six of her thirteen movies and shorts.

 

I again linked my *Silent Sundays* and *TCM Imports* with a common theme, this time post-war Europe. Nothing like a night of refugees, hunger, depression, and a lost kid to cheer you up, no?

 

I again included a birthday salute for stars born in February, TCM's *31 Days of Oscar month* , this time for the lovely and talented *Merle Oberon* .

 

My Lucky 13 theme is a bit of a stretch. It is regrettably titled *Double-M-Named Silent Film Actresses with Hard-Luck Stories Portraying Hard-Luck Characters* . Really. I spent my entire first week coming up with the idea. No, I wasn't drinking or smoking anything. As filmlover has previously noted, M is the thirteenth letter of the alphabet, so I figured two M's has to be even more unlucky than one, if you believe that sort of thing. As I went through all the actors with those initials and their biographies, I noticed that these four silent actresses had a pretty rough time at some point in their lives. My info came from TCM's Database, IMDb, and Wiki, so its validity is uncertain. Since I normally don't delve into stars' private lives and can't back it up, I'm leaving out the details. I picked movies in which they played down-on-their-luck women. No, I won't explain it again. Serious headache.

 

My *Star of the Month* is the lovely and talented *Marsha Hunt* . She was already my choice before that thread started a few weeks ago, and I was terrified that someone else would choose her. Whew!

 

My *Location! Location!* theme features movies shot around the beautiful *Jackson Hole, Wyoming* area. And no, the short wasn't filmed there. I would have liked to give a nod to my hometown, but only two big-time movies have been filmed here.

 

No, I didn't misspell anything in my *Glenn Ford* night!

 

I worked very hard on my *Underground* picks for a change. I'm a hick, and I love it when people make fun of us. Hope you enjoy, or gag!

 

My *Essentials* choice was *Bride of Frankenstein* . A good movie, and it features the lovely and talented *Elsa Lanchester* . I followed it up with *Young Frankenstein* , of course, and *Rocky Horror* . And what better way to get Chip's tie-breaking vote?

 

Thanks again for taking over this Challenge, Chip. I am eternally grateful.

 

Breakdown by Decades

 

1910's - 1

1920's - 13

1930's - 36

1940's - 48

1950's - 29

1960's - 5

1970's - 3

1980's - 1

 

109 Features, 23 Shorts and 5 Cartoons

 

Margaret O'Brien's - 1

John Ford's - 3

 

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nicoley13's Challenge Schedule

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

 

_Dive! Dive!: Under the Sea in Subs_

6:00 AM: *Ice Station Zebra* (MGM, 1968) Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, dir. John Sturges. 148m

8:45 AM: *Operation Pacific* (WB, 1951) John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, dir. George Waggner. 111m ps

10:45 AM: *Submarine Command* (Paramount, 1951) William Holden, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, dir. John Farrow. 87m ps

12:15 PM: *Destination Tokyo* (WB, 1943) Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale, dir. Delmer Daves. 135m

2:45 PM: *Run Silent, Run Deep* (UA, 1958) Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, dir. Robert Wise. 93m

4:30 PM: *The Bedford Incident* (Columbia, 1965) Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, dir. James B. Harris. 102m

6:15 PM: *The Enemy Below* (Fox, 1957) Robert Mitchum, Kurd Jurgens, David Hedison, dir. Dick Powell. 98m premiere

 

_Coping With Old Age_

8:00 PM: *Make Way for Tomorrow* (Paramount, 1937) Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, dir. Leo McCarey. 91m premiere

9:45 PM: *The Sunshine Boys* (MGM, 1975) Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, dir. Herbert Ross. 111m

 

_Silent Sunday Nights: It_

11:45 PM: *It* (Paramount, 1927) Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, dir. Clarence G. Badger. 72m

 

_TCM Imports: Pepe le Moko & Hollywood Stars from France_

1:15 AM: *Pepe le Moko* (Paris Film, 1937) Jean Gabin, Gabriel Gabrio, Saturnin Fabre, dir. Julien Duvivier. 94m

3:00 AM: *Tovarich* (WB, 1937) Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone, dir. Anatole Litvak. 98m

4:45 AM: *The Smiling Lieutenant* (Paramount, 1931) Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, dir. Ernst Lubitsch. 89m ps

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

 

_Even Movie Stars Have Bad Days_

6:15 AM: *Parnell* (MGM, 1937) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Edna May Oliver, dir. John M. Stahl. 118m

8:15 AM: *Swing Your Lady* (WB, 1938) Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Louise Fazenda, dir. Ray Enright. 77m

9:45 AM: *The Ice Follies of 1939* (MGM, 1939) Joan Crawford, James Stewart, Lew Ayres, dir. Reinhold Schunzel. 82m

11:15 AM: *The Conqueror* (RKO, 1956) John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendariz, dir. Dick Powell. 111m

1:15 PM: *The Pride and the Passion* (UA, 1957) Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, dir. Stanley Kramer. 132m

 

_Madeleine Carroll: Britain?s Blonde Beauty_

3:30 PM: *My Favorite Blonde* (Paramount, 1942) Bob Hope, Madeleine Carroll, Gale Sondergaard, dir. Sidney Lanfield. 78m ps

5:00 PM: *Secret Agent* (Gaumont British, 1936) John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll, dir. Alfred Hitchcock. 86m pd

6:30 PM: *It?s All Yours* (Columbia, 1937) Madeleine Carroll, Francis Lederer, Mischa Auer, dir. Elliott Nugent. 80m

 

_Lucky Number Thirteen_

8:00 PM: *The Gunfighter* (Fox, 1950) Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, dir. Henry King. 85m premiere

9:30 PM: *Detective Story* (Paramount, 1951) Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, dir. William Wyler. 103m ps

11:30 PM: *The Hustler* (Fox, 1961) Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, dir. Robert Rossen. 134m ps

2:00 AM: *Portrait of Jennie* (Selznick, 1948) Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, dir. William Dieterle. 86m ps

3:45 AM: *Craig?s Wife* (Columbia, 1936) Rosalind Russell, John Boles, Billie Burke, dir. Dorothy Arzner. 73m

5:00 AM: *Stage Door* (RKO, 1937) Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, dir. Gregory La Cava. 92m

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

 

_Born and/or Raised in Wisconsin_

6:45 AM: *Two Guys from Milwaukee* (WB, 1946) Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson, dir. David Butler. 90m

8:30 AM: *Having Wonderful Crime* (RKO, 1945) Pat O?Brien, George Murphy, Carole Landis, dir. A. Edward Sutherland. 70m

9:45 AM: *Touch of Evil* (Universal, 1958) Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, dir. Orson Welles. 95m ps

11:30 AM: *The Lusty Men* (RKO, 1952) Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, dir. Nicholas Ray. 113m

1:30 PM: *Midnight* (Paramount, 1939) Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, dir. Mitchell Leisen. 94m ps

3:15 PM: *Hands Across the Table* (Paramount, 1935) Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, dir. Mitchell Leisen. 80m ps

4:45 PM: *Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde* (Paramount, 1931) Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, dir. Rouben Mamoulian. 98m ps

6:30 PM: *Me and My Gal* (Fox, 1932) Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Marion Burns, dir. Raoul Walsh. 79m premiere

 

_Way Down Yonder in New Orleans_

8:00 PM: *Panic in the Streets* (Fox, 1950) Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, dir. Elia Kazan. 96m premiere

9:45 PM: *A Streetcar Named Desire* (WB, 1951) Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, dir. Elia Kazan. 125m ps

12:00 AM: *Suddenly, Last Summer* (Columbia, 1959) Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburh, Montgomery Clift, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 114m

2:00 AM: *Jezebel* (WB, 1938) Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, dir. William Wyler. 104m

4:00 AM: *Naughty Marietta* (MGM, 1935) Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, dir. W.S. Van Dyke. 105m

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

 

_Ramon Novarro Talks?And Sings!_

6:00 AM: *Devil-May-Care* (MGM, 1929) Ramon Novarro, Dorothy Jordan, Marion Harris, dir. Sidney Franklin. 97m

7:45 AM: *Daybreak* (MGM, 1931) Ramon Novarro, Helen Chandler, Jean Hersholt, dir. Jacques Feyder. 76m

9:15 AM: *The Cat and the Fiddle* (MGM, 1934) Ramon Novarro, Jeanette MacDonald, Frank Morgan, dir. William K. Howard. 88m

10:45 AM: *The Night Is Young* (MGM, 1935) Ramon Novarro, Evelyn Laye, Charles Butterworth, dir. Dudley Murphy. 81m

 

_Who Am I and What Am I Doing in a Movie With Such a Silly Plot Device?_

12:15 PM: *Random Harvest* (MGM, 1942) Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, dir. Mervyn LeRoy. 125m

2:30 PM: *I Love You Again* (MGM, 1940) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, dir. W.S. Van Dyke. 99m

4:15 PM: *Spellbound* (Selznick, 1945) Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, dir. Alfred Hitchcock. 111m ps

6:15 PM: *Love Letters* (Paramount, 1945) Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, dir. William Dieterle.101m ps

 

_Star of the Month: Joan Blondell_

8:00 PM: *Lawyer Man* (WB, 1932) William Powell, Joan Blondell, David Landau, dir. William Dieterle. 72m

9:30 PM: *Union Depot* (WB, 1932) Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee, dir. Alfred E. Green. 67m

10:45 PM: *Goodbye Again* (WB, 1933) Warren William, Joan Blondell, Genevieve Tobin, dir. Michael Curtiz. 66m

12:00 AM: *Miss Pinkerton* (WB, 1932) Joan Blondell, George Brent, Ruth Hall, dir. Lloyd Bacon. 66m

1:15 AM: *Blondie Johnson* (WB, 1933) Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins, dir. Ray Enright. 67m

2:30 AM: *The Famous Ferguson Case* (WB, 1932) Joan Blondell, Grant Mitchell, Vivienne Osborne, dir. Lloyd Bacon. 74m

3:45 AM: *Central Park* (WB, 1932) Joan Blondell, Wallace Ford, Guy Kibbee, dir. John G. Adolfi. 58m

4:45 AM: *Three on a Match* (WB, 1932) Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis, dir. Mervyn LeRoy. 63m

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

 

_Movies So Exciting Their Titles End in Exclamation Points!_

6:00 AM: *What a Woman!* (Columbia, 1943) Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Willard Parker, dir. Irving Cummings. 94m

7:45 AM: *Beware Spooks!* (Columbia, 1939) Joe E. Brown, Mary Carlisle, Clarence Kolb, dir. Edward Sedgwick. 65m

9:00 AM: *Whoopee!* (Goldwyn, 1930) Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory, dir. Thornton Freeland. 94m

10:45 AM: *The Devil to Pay!* (Goldwyn, 1930) Ronald Colman, Frederick Kerr, Loretta Young, dir. George Fitzmaurice. 72m

12:00 PM: *Taxi*! (WB, 1932) James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone, dir. Roy Del Ruth. 69m

1:15 PM: *Captured!* (WB, 1933) Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Paul Lukas, dir. Roy Del Ruth. 69m

2:30 PM: *Them!* (WB, 1954) James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, dir. Gordon Douglas. 94m ps

4:15 PM: *Boomerang!* (Fox, 1947) Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, dir. Elia Kazan. 88m ps

5:45 PM: *McLintock!* (UA, 1963) John Wayne, Maureen O?Hara, Patrick Wayne, dir. Andrew V. McLaglen. 127m

 

_TCM Spotlight: Radio in the Movies_

8:00 PM: *Radio Days* (Orion, 1987) Seth Green, Michael Tucker, Leah Carrey, dir. Woody Allen. 88m ps

9:45 PM: *The Big Broadcast* (Paramount, 1932) Bing Crosby, Stuart Erwin, Leila Hyams, dir. Frank Tuttle. 80m premiere

11:15 PM: *Love Thy Neighbor* (Paramount, 1940) Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Mary Martin, dir. Mark Sandrich. 82m premiere

12:45 AM: *The Unsuspected* (WB, 1947) Joan Caulfield, Claude Rains, Audrey Totter, dir. Michael Curtiz. 103m

2:45 AM: *Whistling in the Dark* (MGM, 1941) Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, dir. S. Sylvan Simon. 78m

4:15 AM: *Twenty Million Sweethearts* (WB, 1934) Pat O?Brien, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, dir. Ray Enright. 89m

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

 

_Scotland Yard Is On the Case_

6:00 AM: *Terror by Night* (Universal, 1946) Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, dir. Roy William Neill. 60m pd

7:15 AM: *Sabotage* (Gaumont British, 1936) Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder, dir. Alfred Hitchcock. 76m pd

8:45 AM: *Gaslight* (MGM, 1944) Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, dir. George Cukor. 114m

10:45 AM: *The Verdict* (WB, 1946) Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, dir. Don Siegel. 86m

12:15 PM: *The Lodger* (Fox, 1944) Merle Oberon, George Sanders, Laird Cregar, dir. John Brahm. 84m ps

 

_Ruth Chatterton: Sophisticated Suds_

1:45 PM: *The Rich Are Always With Us* (WB, 1932) Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Bette Davis, dir. Alfred E. Green. 71m

3:00 PM: *Frisco Jenny* (WB, 1932) Ruth Chatterton, Louis Calhern, Helen Jerome Eddy, dir. William Wellman. 73m

4:15 PM: *Lilly Turner* (WB, 1933) Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Frank McHugh, dir. William Wellman. 65m

5:30 PM: *Female* (WB, 1933) Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Lois Wilson, dir. Michael Curtiz. 60m

6:45 PM: *Journal of a Crime* (WB, 1934) Ruth Chatterton, Adolphe Menjou, Claire Dodd, dir. William Keighley. 65m

 

_Banking in the Thirties_

8:00 PM: *House of Strangers* (Fox, 1949) Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 101m premiere

10:00 PM: *American Madness* (Columbia, 1932) Walter Huston, Pat O?Brien, Kay Johnson, dir. Frank Capra. 75m

11:30 PM: *Prosperity* (MGM, 1932) Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Anita Page, dir. Sam Wood. 87m

 

_TCM Underground: Mommie Dearest & An Apology to Joan_

1:15 AM: *Mommie Dearest* (Paramount, 1981) Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, dir. Frank Perry. 129m

3:45 AM: *Humoresque* (WB, 1946) Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant, dir. Jean Negulesco. 125m

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

 

_Comedians Go West_

6:00 AM: *Go West* (Buster Keaton Productions, 1925) Buster Keaton, Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers, dir. Buster Keaton. 69m

7:15 AM: *Way Out West* (Hal Roach, 1937) Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn, dir. James W. Horne. 65m ps

8:30 AM: *Go West* (MGM, 1940) Marx Brothers, John Carroll, Diana Lewis, dir. Edward Buzzell. 80m

10:00 AM: *The Paleface* (Paramount, 1948) Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, dir. Norman Z. McLeod. 91m ps

 

_Lyrics by Johnny Mercer_

11:45 AM: *Here Comes the Groom* (Paramount, 1951) Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith, dir. Frank Capra. 113m ps

1:45 PM: *The Harvey Girls* (MGM, 1946) Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, dir. George Sidney. 102m

3:30 PM: *The Sky?s the Limit* (RKO, 1943) Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley, dir. Edward H. Griffith. 89m

5:00 PM: *Blues in the Night* (WB, 1941) Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, dir. Anatole Litvak. 88m

6:30 PM: *Hard to Get* (WB, 1938) Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Charles Winninger, dir. Ray Enright. 82m

 

_The Essentials: Trouble in Paradise & Other Pre-Code Thievery Amongst the Rich_

8:00 PM: *Trouble in Paradise* (Paramount, 1932) Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, dir. Ernst Lubitsch. 83m ps

9:30 PM: *Raffles* (Goldwyn, 1930) Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Bramwell Fletcher, dir. George Fitzmaurice. 72m

11:00 PM: *Jewel Robbery* (WB, 1932) William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, dir. William Dieterle. 70m

12:15 AM: *Arsene Lupin* (MGM, 1932) John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Karen Morley, dir. Jack Conway. 84m

1:45 AM: *The Mystery of Mr. X* (MGM, 1934) Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allan, Lewis Stone, dir. Edgar Selwyn. 84m

3:15 AM: *The Last of Mrs. Cheyney* (MGM, 1929) Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, George Barraud, dir. Sidney Franklin. 94m

5:00 AM: *The Solitaire Man* (MGM, 1933) Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, Lionel Atwill, dir. Jack Conway. 67m

 

Premieres

The Enemy Below (1957)

Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

The Gunfighter (1950)

Me and My Gal (1932)

Panic in the Streets (1950)

The Big Broadcast (1932)

Love Thy Neighbor (1940)

House of Strangers (1949)

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PROGRAMMING NOTES/RAMBLES

 

First of all, some general things. The week this is supposed to be doesn?t really matter, although the way I set up one theme it should probably be the first week of some month or another. Taking advantage of the ?not required to? bit, I didn?t include shorts and such; it?s all features. And I hope you like the thirties, which as you can probably tell from my schedule is my favorite decade.

 

So to start off the week we have more submarine movies than you ever wanted to see in one place. I?m not crazy about war movies generally but I do like sub movies. It?s the ocean and the claustrophobia I guess. This theme is pretty well self-explanatory, but the last film here (The Enemy Below) is my first premiere for the week. It?s a cat-and-mouse game between American destroyer captain Robert Mitchum and German U-boat commander Curd Jurgens during World War II. Excellent film, one of my favorite sub movies, and note who directed it (Dick Powell).

 

For Sunday night?s double feature the theme is Coping With Old Age, aka An Excuse to Schedule Leo McCarey?s Make Way For Tomorrow. I haven?t seen it but it sounds fantastic. For a somewhat lighter follow-up I added The Sunshine Boys, with Walter Matthau and George Burns as old vaudeville partners who team up again but can?t stand each other.

 

For Silent Sunday Nights and TCM Imports I chose a couple movies I haven?t seen and would like to. The silent is Clara Bow in It and the foreign film is Jean Gabin in Pepe le Moko. I almost changed it after helenbaby?s Gabin films, but hey, it?s a different movie. Nice choices, by the way. To follow that up I included a couple more movies with French stars, but this time Hollywood stars in Hollywood movies. So we have Charles Boyer and Maurice Chevalier, both in films also featuring Claudette Colbert, who isn?t as ?French? as the two guys but WAS born there. I know, I know, Pepe le Moko should be followed by Algiers, but we?ve seen that one enough already, right?

 

Then to start off the fun-filled work/school week I scheduled several bad movies with big stars. I?m not quite sure if this concept would really make anyone feel better or if sitting through these duds would just make things worse. Oh well. Apologies if you think any of these are better than their reputations, but they?re at least not exactly the best movies in any of the stars? filmographies. So you get the King and Queen of Hollywood in Parnell, Humphrey Bogart?s favorite movie, skating stars James Stewart and Joan Crawford, John Wayne as Genghis Khan, and Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant dragging an enormous cannon (and Sophia Loren) around Napoleonic Spain.

 

Following patful?s example, instead of doing the usual birthday tributes, for my week I picked a couple of people born during February instead. Actually I didn?t realize patful does this, but it?s a swell idea; sorry for stealing it. So anyway first up is Madeleine Carroll (born February 26, 1906), an actress who became very popular in her native Britain before coming to Hollywood and signing a contract with Paramount. She?s best remembered as arguably the first Hitchcock blonde in The 39 Steps and Secret Agent. Although I LOVE The 39 Steps, I opted instead to include Secret Agent, along with the Bob Hope spy spoof My Favorite Blonde and a comedy I dug out of the Columbia vaults, It?s All Yours with Francis Lederer.

 

Monday night is my thirteen theme, which I?m sure needs some explaining; I?d be amazed if anyone figured out what on earth these movies have in common. You see, I set out on a mission to prove that the number thirteen is in fact lucky. To do this, I took a completely scientific, random sample of various stars? thirteenth-released feature films, and surprisingly enough, I came up with half a dozen very good movies! Well anyway, I came up with them eventually. So then Gregory Peck?s thirteenth-released feature was The Gunfighter, Kirk Douglas?s was Detective Story, Paul Newman?s The Hustler, Joseph Cotten?s Portrait of Jennie, Rosalind Russell?s Craig?s Wife, and Katharine Hepburn?s Stage Door. The Gunfighter, a great western directed by Henry King, is a premiere from over at Fox. I figure these movies also make up for the morning?s awfulness.

 

On Tuesday we again have a theme that sorta makes up for another theme, this time because I feel a little guilty about not using my home state or a city therein for my location theme (see Tuesday primetime). So instead I?m saluting film people born and/or raised in the great state of Wisconsin, known for its dairy products, beer, and slightly nutty football fans. These people include Dennis Morgan (Prentice), Jack Carson (born in Canada, raised in Milwaukee), Pat O?Brien (Milwaukee), Carole Landis (Fairchild), Orson Welles (Kenosha), Nicholas Ray (Galesville), Don Ameche (Kenosha), Fred MacMurray (born in Illinois, raised in Beaver Dam), Fredric March (Racine), and Spencer Tracy (Milwaukee). Not bad, eh? The Spencer Tracy movie (Me and My Gal, costarring Joan Bennett) is a premiere from Tracy?s early days at Fox.

 

So Tuesday primetime is dedicated to films set in a New Orleans long before Hurricane Katrina. First up is another premiere, Panic in the Streets (1950), which was shot entirely on location in New Orleans. It stars Richard Widmark as a doctor trying to trace everyone who came in contact with a plague-infected murder victim so he can keep the disease from spreading. Next is Elia Kazan depicting the Big Easy again (A Streetcar Named Desire), and this is followed by another adaptation of a Tennessee Williams play (Suddenly, Last Summer). Finally we go back in time to pre-Civil War New Orleans with Bette Davis in Jezebel and back even further to the eighteenth century with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy?s first film together, Naughty Marietta.

 

The second person born in February gets their tribute Wednesday morning: the charming Mr. Ramon Novarro (born February 6, 1899). Here we have four of his talkies, including his first (Devil-May-Care) and a couple musicals from a few years later. Turns out he could not only talk but sing as well. If you haven?t seen The Night Is Young (Novarro?s last movie for MGM), it comes highly recommended from me.

 

Next is a very unoriginal amnesia theme featuring four of the usual suspects, but it allows me to schedule several films I really like. (Okay, so I?m actually rather fond of the silly plot device.) Random Harvest is wonderful (but you knew that); I Love You Again is probably my favorite Powell/Loy movie (well unless Libeled Lady counts, but let?s call that a Powell/Loy/Tracy/Harlow movie); Spellbound isn?t my favorite Hitchcock but it?s hard to resist Bergman and Peck; Love Letters is a lovely film (screenplay by?Ayn Rand?!).

 

Wednesday primetime is my star of the month, Joan Blondell, whom I just adore, as I?m sure a lot of you do. (I had Ronald Colman until countessdelave used him; don?t worry, I managed to include a few Colman films throughout the schedule anyway.) I started out the evening with Lawyer Man just cause I haven?t seen it (and it costars William Powell!!). All eight of these movies were released in 1932 or 1933 (and there are TEN more), which I think shows nicely how Warner Brothers worked their actors half to death in those days. I purposefully left out movies with James Cagney and with Glenda Farrell, thinking it might be a good idea to show them as a group some other night. (Question: Am I allowed to schedule Convention City? No? Oookay.)

 

Much of the day Thursday is Movies So Exciting Their Titles End in Exclamation Points! I just always think this looks tacky, no matter how appropriate the annoying exclamation mark might be. I used this as an opportunity to unearth a couple of Columbia movies, a Roz Russell romantic comedy called What a Woman! and a Joe E. Brown comedy called Beware Spooks! I was also sure to include a couple of early Goldwyn talkies, Eddie Cantor in Technicolor in Whoopee! and Ronald Colman in The Devil to Pay! (very cute movie).

 

For a month-long spotlight I?m showcasing the silver screen?s biggest entertainment rival in those pre-television days and how it was depicted in movies. I started out the month with Woody Allen?s Radio Days and followed that with two premieres. The first of these is Paramount?s radio musical The Big Broadcast (1932), which started a series of Big Broadcast films and features a bunch of radio stars (Bing Crosby, Burns and Allen, the Mills Brothers, the Boswell Sisters, Kate Smith, Cab Calloway, etc.). The second is Love Thy Neighbor starring Jack Benny and Fred Allen, they of the famous radio feud. I also included the noirish thriller The Unsuspected with Claude Rains as a radio personality (Claude Rains, with that voice, on the radio ? I?m for that!), the Red Skelton comedy Whistling in the Dark with Skelton as a radio detective, and Twenty Million Sweethearts, WB?s version of a radio musical.

 

Friday starts out with several movies involving Scotland Yard detectives solving various mysteries. In the first one Scotland Yard gets a little help from Sherlock Holmes. Next is a tribute to Ruth Chatterton, who was not born in February but rather was born on Christmas Eve, and since I?m not much interested in ever programming Christmas, I thought I?d just sneak her in here. Chatterton had her pick of melodramas over at Paramount until Warners grabbed her in 1932. She made half a dozen movies there before her career mostly fizzled out (Dodsworth notwithstanding). So here are several of her WB movies.

 

Friday night?s theme I came up with because I wanted to do something related to finance/economics/the current situation in some way. So these are three movies depicting banks and bankers way back in the thirties. The first is a premiere and a film I really like, House of Strangers, starring Edward G. Robinson (whose character runs a bank), Richard Conte, and Susan Hayward. (It?s from the late forties but is set mostly in the thirties.) I also included American Madness and the Marie Dressler movie Prosperity. Interesting that all three bank presidents in these films are good guys (the Robinson character is iffy, but he?s hardly Mr. Potter). For TCM Underground I scheduled Mommie Dearest basically because I couldn?t come up with much else (not too interested in cult movies, sorry). In an attempt to make it up to poor Joan, I followed this with a film from probably the high point of her career, at Warners after her Mildred Pierce Oscar.

 

Your Saturday morning western theme is in the vein of westerns for people who don?t like westerns. (Not that I don?t like westerns?) It?s several comedians doing western comedies: Buster Keaton and Brown Eyes the cow in Go West, Laurel & Hardy in one of their best, the Marx Brothers in one of their worst (at least it?s not The Big Store), and Bob Hope and Jane Russell in The Paleface. Abbott & Costello also went west; so did Martin & Lewis, and Bob Hope a couple more times; there?s also W.C. Fields and Mae West in My Little Chickadee?twas used a lot.

 

Saturday afternoon is a tribute to the great lyricist Johnny Mercer, who would?ve been 100 this year. The first two films feature songs he won Academy Awards for, ?On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe? from The Harvey Girls and ?In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening? from Here Comes the Groom. (Had to get Bing in here somewhere; they were friends and Bing sang a lot of his songs.) He also won Oscars for ?Moon River? (Breakfast at Tiffany?s) and ?Days of Wine and Roses? (movie of same title). The Sky?s the Limit includes Fred Astaire?s introduction of ?One for My Baby? (also ?My Shining Hour?); Blues in the Night features the title song and several more collaborations with Harold Arlen; Hard to Get introduced the Mercer/Harry Warren song ?You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.?

 

Finally (it?s almost over!), for The Essentials I picked Trouble in Paradise because it?s marvelous and Lubitsch is marvelous, etc. etc. Then I programmed a bunch of pre-Codes about jewel thieves and the like. What?s nice about these is that you could get away with it without being sent to jail or something. (The ending of the 1939 version of Raffles?no fun at all.)

 

If this is any good it?s because it?s my first time; I think I used up the sum total of my classic film knowledge in this one schedule, ha. Actually I have a few ideas left over, but I can?t imagine doing more than a couple more of these. I have no idea how those of you who?ve done so many of them manage it.

 

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ILoveRayMilland Programming Schedule

 

*THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 9TH 2010 - SATURDAY, MAY 15TH 2010*

 

*Sunday, May 9th*

 

*The Carriage Never Came*

(The heroine awaits a carriage, but it never comes)

 

6:00AM *The Heiress* (1949) Olivia De Havilland Dir. W. Wyler---Paramount 120min p/s

8:00AM *Madame Bovary* (1949) Jennifer Jones, Van Heflin Dir. V. Minnelli---MGM 114min

10:00AM *War and Peace* (1956) Audrey Hepburn Dir. K. Vidor---Paramount 208min p/s

 

*The sweeter side of the name Hitchcock*

(Films featuring Pat Hitchcock)

 

1:45PM *Strangers On A Train* (1951) Farley Granger Dir. A. Hitchcock---WB 101mins p/s

3:45PM *Stage Fright* (1950) Jane Wyman Dir. A. Hitchcock---WB 113mins PREMIERE

5:45PM *Mudlark* (1950) Irene Dunne Dir. J. Negulesco---Paramount 94mins PREMIERE

 

*Cyd & Fred*

 

8:00PM *Ziegfeld Follies* (1946) Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse Dir. V. Minnelli---MGM 110mins

10:00PM *Silk Stockings* (1957) Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse Dir. R. Mamoulian---MGM 117mins

 

*Silent Sunday Nights*

 

12:00AM *The Racket* (1928) Thomas Meighan Dir. L. Milestone---Paramount 84mins p/s

1:30AM *Two Arabian Knights* (1927) Mary Astor Dir. L. Milestone---U/A 92mins p/s

 

*TCM Imports*

 

3:15AM *Nine Lives* (1957) Jack Fjeldstad Dir. A. Skouen---Nord Film 96mins

5:00AM *Forbidden Games* (1952) Brigitte Fossey Dir. R. Clement---Silver Films 86mins p/s

 

*Monday, May 10th*

 

*Redhead's have all the fun*

 

6:30AM *The Quiet Man* (1952) Maureen O'Hara Dir. J. Ford---Republic 129mins p/s

8:45AM *Julia Misbehaves* (1948) Greer Garson Dir. J. Conway---MGM 99mins

10:30AM *Gilda* (1946) Rita Hayworth Dir. C Vidor---Columbia 110mins

12:30PM *The Long, Long Trailer* (1954) Lucille Ball Dir. V. Minnelli---MGM 96mins

2:15PM *Clara Bow: Discovering the "It" Girl* (1999)---UCLA Archives 55mins

3:15PM *Hair and Make-up Tests for "Goodbye Mr. Chips"* (1939) Greer Garson---MGM 10mins

 

*Cyd & Gene*

 

3:30PM *It's Always Fair Weather* (1955) Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse Dir. S. Donen/G. Kelly---MGM 102mins

5:30PM *Brigadoon* (1954) Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse Dir. V. Minnelli---MGM 108mins

 

7:30PM *Short: How To Sleep* (1935) Robert Benchley Dir. N. Grinde---MGM 11mins

 

*Star of the Month: Walter Slezak*

 

8:00PM *Once Upon A Honeymoon* (1942) Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Walter Slezak Dir. L. McCarey---RKO 116mins

10:00PM *Lifeboat* (1944) Tallulah Bankhead, Walter Slezak Dir. A. Hitchcock---FOX 98mins PREMIERE

11:45PM *Come, September* (1961) Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Walter Slezak Dir. R. Mulligan---Universal 112mins p/s

1:45AM *The Princess And The Pirate* (1944) Bob Hope, Walter Slezak Dir. D. Butler---Paramount 95mins p/s

3:30AM *Born To Kill* (1947) Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak Dir. R. Wise---RKO 92mins

5:15AM *Abbot & Costello In The Foreign Legion* (1950) Bud Abbot, Lou Costello, Walter Slezak Dir. C. Lamont---Universal 80mins p/s

 

*Tuesday, May 11th*

 

*"Never Before"*

(In each of these films a quote about something "never being done before" is spoken. For exact quotes check my notes.)

 

6:45AM *Now, Voyager* (1942) Bette Davis, Paul Henreid Dir. I. Rapper---WB 118mins

8:45AM *Pillow Talk* (1959) Doris Day, Rock Hudson Dir. M. Gordon---Universal 110mins p/s

10:45AM *The Lady Eve* (1941) Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda Dir. P. Sturges---Paramount 95mins p/s

 

*Summer's Coming!*

(Or what happens when you are watching Hawaii Five-O at the same time you are trying to create a schedule...)

 

12:15PM *Gidget* (1959) Sandra Dee Dir. P. Wendkos---Columbia 95mins

2:00PM *Gidget Goes Hawaiian* (1961) Deborah Walley Dir. P. Wendkos---Columbia 102mins

3:45PM *Beach Blanket Bingo* (1965) Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon Dir. W. Asher---American International 98mins p/s

5:30PM *Pajama Party* (1964) Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk Dir. D. Weis---American International 85mins p/s

7:00PM *Barefoot Adventure* (1960) Dir. B. Brown---Bruce Brown Films 74mins p/s

 

*Location! Location!*

"Roll on Columbia, Roll on": films set (at least partially) in the beautiful state of Washington

 

8:15PM *The Egg And I* (1947) Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray Dir. C. Erskine---Universal 108mins PREMIERE

10:15PM *It Happened At The World's Fair* (1963) Elvis Presley Dir. N. Taurog---MGM 105mins

12:15AM *Those Redheads From Seattle* (1953) Rhonda Fleming, Agnes Moorehead Dir. L. Foster---Paramount 90mins PREMIERE

1:45AM *The Tougher The Come* (1950) Wayne Morris Dir. R. Nazarro---Columbia 69mins

3:00AM *Ice Palace* (1960) Richard Burton, Robert Ryan Dir. V. Sherman---WB 145mins

 

*Wednesday, May 12th*

 

*Happy 107th Birthday, Wilfrid Hyde-White!*

 

6:00AM *The Third Man* (1949) Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten Dir. C. Reed---Selsnick 105mins p/s

8:00AM *My Fair Lady* (1964) Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison Dir. G. Cukor---WB 170mins

11:15AM *In Search Of Castaways* (1962) Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier Dir. R. Stevenson---Disney 100mins

 

*Joel McCrea to brighten the day!*

(And no I did NOT rhyme that on purpose)

 

1:00PM *The Most Dangerous Game* (1932) Joel McCrea, Fay Wray Dir. I. Pichel/ E. Schoedsack---RKO 63mins

2:15PM *Foreign Correspondent* (1940) Joel McCrea Dir. A. Hitchcock---U/A 119mins p/s

4:15PM *The More The Merrier* (1942) Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert Dir. P. Sturges---Paramount 90mins p/s

5:45PM *Sullivan's Travels* (1943) Joel McCrea, Jean Arthur Dir. G. Stevens---Columbia 101mins

 

*Guest Programmers: TCM Message Board members Sarah1493 and Harlowcutie11*

(More about this in my notes)

 

8:00PM *Guys And Dolls* (1955) Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra Dir. J. Mankiewicz---Goldwyn 150mins

10:45PM *The Three Faces of Eve* (1957) Joanne Woodward Dir. N. Johnson---Fox 95mins p/s

12:30AM *Indiscreet* (1958) Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant Dir. S. Donen---WB 100mins

2:15AM *Wait Until Dark* (1967) Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin Dir. T. Young---WB 107mins

 

4:15AM *Funny Face* (1957) Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire Dir. S. Donen---Paramount 103mins p/s

 

*Thursday, May 13th*

 

*The little Frenchman who always pops up when you are least expecting him: Marcel Dalio*

(I swear he is in practically EVERY movie EVER made...)

 

6:15AM *To Have And Have Not* (1945) Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall Dir. H. Hawks---WB 101mins

8:00AM *Gentlemen Prefer Blondes* (1953) Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell Dir. H. Hawks---Fox 91mins p/s

9:45AM *Rules Of The Game* (1939) Jean Renoir, Marcel Dalio Dir. J. Renoir---Janus Films 110mins p/s

11:45AM *Grand Illusion* (1937) Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio Dir. J. Renoir---Janus Films 114mins p/s

1:45PM *Sabrina* (1954) Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden Dir. B. Wilder---Paramount 113mins p/s

 

*Cyd & Tony (Martin)*

 

3:45PM *Deep In My Heart* (1954) Jose Ferrer Dir. S. Donen---MGM 132mins

6:00PM *Meet Me In Las Vegas* (1956) Cyd Charisse Dir. R. Rowland---MGM 112mins

 

*The Lucky 13: Five films I saw for the first time...when I was 13*

 

8:00PM *Casablanca* (1942) Ingrid Begman, Humphrey Bogart Dir. M. Curtiz---WB 99mins

9:45PM *Some Like It Hot* (1959) Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe Dir. B. Wilder---U/A 120mins

11:45PM *Roman Holiday* (1953) Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck Dir. W. Wyler---Paramount 118mins p/s

1:45AM *To Catch A Thief* (1955) Grace Kelly, Cary Grant Dir. A. Hitchcock---Paramount 106mins p/s

3:45AM *The Apartment* (1960) Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine Dir. B. Wilder---U/A 125mins

 

*Friday, May 14th*

 

*Tyrone Power and the R.A.F*

 

6:00AM *A Yank In The R.A.F.* (1941) Tyrone Power, Betty Grable Dir. H. King---Fox 98mins PREMIERE

7:45AM *Witness For The Prosecution* (1957) Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich Dir. B. Wilder---U/A 115mins

 

*Oh, what a father's love could have done for them*

 

9:45AM *Cat On A Hot Tin Roof* (1958) Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor Dir. R. Brooks---MGM 108mins

11:45AM *East of Eden* (1955) James Dean, Raymond Massey Dir. E. Kazan---WB 117mins

1:45PM *The Long, Hot Summer* (1958) Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa Dir. M. Ritt---Fox 117mins p/s

 

Movies that take place out west, where dances often turn into fights...

 

3:45PM *Seven Brides For Seven Brothers* (1954) Howard Keel, Jane Powell Dir. S. Donen---MGM 103mins

5:45PM *Cat Ballou* (1965) Jane Fonda Dir. E. Silverstein---Columbia 96mins

 

*Happy Birthday, Bobby Darin!*

 

8:00PM *Captain Newman, M.D.* (1963) Gregory Peck, Bobby Darin Dir. D. Miller---Universal 126mins p/s

10:15PM *Come, September* (1961) Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Bobby Darin Dir. R. Mulligan---Universal 112mins p/s

12:15AM *That Funny Feelin*g (1965) Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee Dir. R. Thorpe---Universal 93mins PREMIERE

 

*TCM Underground*

 

*Oh, those JDs won't EVER learn*

 

2:00AM *Where Are Your Children?* (1943) Jackie Cooper, Gale Storm Dir. W. Nigh---Monogram 73mins

3:15AM *Untamed Youth* (1957) Mamie Van Doren, Lori Nelson Dir. H. Koch---WB 80mins

4:45AM *Girls In Chains* (1943) Arlene Judge, Roger Clark Dir. E. Ulmer---Atlantis 75mins

 

*Saturday, May 15th*

 

*Some of my nine-year old brother's idols*

 

6:00AM *The Ghost Breakers* (1940) Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard Dir. G. Marshall---Paramount 82mins p/s

7:30AM *The Band Wagon* (1953) Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse Dir. V. Minnelli Choreographed by: Michael Kidd ---MGM 112mins

9:30AM *The Great Race* (1965) Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Ross Martin Dir. B. Edwards---WB 157mins

12:15PM *The Mark Of Zorro* (1940) Tyrone Power Dir. R. Mamoulian---Fox 93mins p/s

2:00PM *Singin' In The Rain* (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor Dir. S. Donen/G. Kelly---MGM 103mins

 

*Cary Grant acting like a jerk, but such a charming jerk*

 

3:45PM *Notorious* (1946) Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman Dir. A. Hitchcock---RKO 103mins

5:45PM *His Girl Friday* (1940) Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell Dir. H. Hawks---Columbia 92mins

 

*The Essentials*

 

8:00PM *How To Steal A Million* (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole Dir. W. Wyler---Fox 127mins PREMIERE

 

*The Stinkin' Coolest Musical Guy Ever: Howard Keel*

 

10:30PM *Kiss Me Kate* (1953) Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson Dir. G. Sidney---MGM 109mins

12:30AM *Jupiter's Darling* (1955) Howard Keel, Esther Williams, George Sanders Dir. G. Sidney---MGM 96mins

2:15AM *Kismet* (1955) Howard Keel, Ann Blyth Dir. V. Minnelli---MGM 113mins

4:15AM* Lovely To Look At* (1952) Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson Dir. M. LeRoy---MGM 101mins

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_My Notes:_

 

First off, this challenge was tons of fun! My thanks go to Chip!

 

With this schedule I tried to do a little more branching out than the last one. And consequently there are several films I have never seen before. Whereas, my last schedule was almost exclusively films I had already viewed.

 

I ended up finishing the schedule yesterday, which was quite a feat, considering I was babysitting my two younger brothers the ENTIRE day! It was pretty hectic. I was simultaneously cleaning the house, doing the dishes, cooking lunch, then dinner, doing a blog post, trying to finish my math book, working on this schedule, and attempting to keep my brothers from either killing each other or burning down the house...

 

Anyways:

 

Sunday:

 

My first theme (Carriage theme) came about because I watched all three of those films for the first time within a month of each other. And a definite pattern emerged, namely, each of the three female characters wait for a carriage to arrive that promises love and happiness. But, it never arrives/stops for them.

 

I absolutely ADORE Pat Hitchcock. Seeing her on film always brings a smile to my face. She was a very gifted character actress. It's a pity she didn't do more. BTW, I wrote a simple note to her last summer and received back a personalized, handwritten note thanking me for my letter!

 

Cyd Charisse is a continuing theme throughout my week. I wanted to program "The Band Wagon", but I ended up needing it later on in the week for my little brother's films.

 

Both Silents Sundays and TCM Imports are films that are new to me. Both imports were nominated for an Oscar.

 

Monday:

 

The Redheads theme is pretty easy to understand. I tried to show only color films, but then just gave up. I completely forgot about Deborah Kerr until too late!

 

Another Cyd entry...

 

The Robert Benchley short was Oscar nominated.

 

My star of the month is Walter Slezak. I know it is rather unusual choice, but he is great character actor, adept at drama and comedy. He is simply amazing. And, I wanted to honor him.

 

Tuesday:

 

"Never Before" is just a fun (well it's supposed to be) little theme. The exact quotes are:

*Now Voyager* = "No member of the Vale family has ever had a nervous breakdown." -Gladys Cooper

*Pillow Talk* = "We'll go to Mexico. I've never been married in Mexico before. -Tony Randall

*The Lady Eve* = "That couch has been there 15 years and nobody ever fell over it before!" -Eugene Pallette

 

I needed something to fill the space so I schedule these nice, mind-smushing entertainments for my summer theme. I didn't realize until later why I had done that. It was because Hawaii Five-O had been playing in the background while I worked...hahaha!

 

I do believe Washington is the most beautiful state in the USA. I jumped at the chance to program films set here (although there sadly aren't many). My favorite choice was probably *The Egg And I* . The movie is a fun little story, but really everyone should read the original book by Betty MacDonald. Simply Hilarious! I would have programmed some Ma & Pa Kettles, but those are Universal's and I didn't feel like using up a theme. BTW, *Roll On Columbia, Roll On* is an actual song title. It is Washington's state song and was written by Woody Guthrie.

 

Wednesday:

 

I randomly happened upon the info that this day was Wilfrid Hyde-White's birthday, so I threw in a few films in which he appeared. I didn't have any premieres left though, so I had to use whatever I could get.

 

Joel McCrea NEVER gets near enough of the attention and recognition he deserves, so here is a little for him. I mean, seriously, he was AMAZING!

 

*GUEST PROGRAMMERS:*

 

I was trying to think of a good guest programmer, when he suddenly it came to me. I would use Sarah and Harley (a.k.a. Sarah1493 and Harlowcutie11). Two of my dear, fellow teen-aged, classic film lovers. They have both been members of these boards for some time now. They are also on practically EVERY other classic film site out there. It is difficult for me to find a place where they are not (not that I'm trying to). We have fun together here, on Blogger, at Miss-Vintage, Vintage Style Network, The Golden Age Of Hollywood, Ambitiously Audrey (hehehe remember that, Sarah) etc, etc.....

 

They also both have stupendously amazing blogs, which you NEED to check out:

 

Sarah at _Cinema Splendor_

Harley at _Dreaming in Black and White_

 

Anyways, I asked them both if they could choose two films and answer the question, "Why did you choose this film?" for each of their choices. Here they are:

 

Harley's choices:

 

*Guys and Dolls* and *Indiscreet* .

Alternates that weren't used: Laura and Gentleman's Agreement.

 

Me: Why did you choose *Guys and Dolls* ?

 

*Harley: No, I'm not a big fan of musicals. Quite frankly, I hate them. But when one musical happens to be from Old Hollywood and stars no less than the Frank Sinatra, you should know I'm going to make an exception in my no musicals ever policy. I know Marlon Brando got top billing in this film, but I was a little wary in seeing him singing. Stanley Kowalski singing? Uh, ok. Well, I gave it a shot and I fell in love with the movie and the lead stars. This film was so enjoyable to watch because of it's plot. I watched this film and fell in love with the character of Nathan Detroit, wanted very much to be his fiancee of fourteen years, Adelaide, and found the songs were all stuck in my head, and I can proudly say, they're stuck permanently. While watching Guys and Dolls, it struck me that it takes a real man to sing and dance while shooting dice, and their "proper" way of speaking really endeared itself to me. They were all so natural. From Sinatra's absolutely gorgeous renditions of the songs to the hilarious lines they used, it was the making of a brand new love affair, which had me singing: "Sue me, sue me..."*

 

Me: Why did you choose *Indiscreet* ?

 

*Harley: Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. It doesn't matter what the genre, I will watch whatever these two appear in. And how fortunate was I to see them in this charming romantic comedy from 1958. Who ever heard of a movie about a man pretending to be married, all so he can have a secret affair with an actress? In France? I guess one reason why I love this film is because of the natural quality of both Cary and Ingrid. As you watch them, it's hard to tell if they really are acting. Everything about this film is sophisticated, and indiscreetly amusing as well. You can't help but fall in love with Cary and Ingrid, and with the movie as well.*

 

Now, onto Sarah!

 

Sarah's choices:

 

*The Three Faces of Eve* and *Wait Until Dark.*

Alternates that weren't used: *Bye Bye Birdie* and *The Sterile Cuckoo*

 

Me: Why did you choose *The Three Faces of Eve* ?

 

*Sarah: I could pick it for the cinematography. I could pick it for the great performances of the supporting cast. But ultimately, I picked it for Joanne Woodward. She plays a Georgia housewife with multiple personality disorder, based on a true story. She portrays three different personalities; Eve White, a shy housewife, Eve Black, a saucy single woman, and Jane, a happy mother and wife. I?ve done some acting myself, so I cannot imagine playing 3 personalities in one show. Just for that, Joanne could possibly be a film goddess. In the end, it?s Jane who takes over Eve White?s life, and I was glad it was her. Jane loves Eve?s daughter, and marries a cutie after divorcing her skeevy, uncaring husband. Although, my favorite personality is probably Eve Black; whose isn?t? Eve Black is liberated, flirty and wears fancy cocktail dresses. She smokes, drinks, sings and dances, and loves to have a good time.*

 

Me: Why did you pick *Wait Until Dark* ?

 

*Sarah: Wait Until Dark is what I would call one of the greatest thrillers ever made. Alan Arkin?s performance as a gangbuster is easily Oscar worthy. He makes his character seem smooth and sophisticated, although he is carrying out a huge crime plot. Since all of Audrey Hepburn?s other films were comedies, romances or musicals, this movie completely sticks out in her career. She was nominated for an Oscar and totally deserved it. She plays a blind woman so convincingly, I wondered if they did something that wouldn?t make her see. All of her movements and glances were perfect and true to the character. Being in almost complete darkness, the last 10 or so minutes of the movie were so suspenseful and freaky.. I would recommend this movie to anyone with a love of thrillers.*

 

Thank you so much Sarah and Harley! You did more than I ever expected!

 

Next, I programmed *Funny Face* , simply because if there's one thing we agree on it's our undying adoration of Audrey Hepburn (in fact, that's what brought us all together in the first place...)

 

Thursday:

 

Marcel Dalio is one of my favorite character actors. I first recognized him by name around the 56th time I watch *Pillow Talk* . But, I knew him long before that. He always pops up on film (take a look at his filmography some time and you will understand), usually wearing some disguise. To me, he's like the French version of Thomas Mitchell. Never known by name, but instantly recognizable. Besides those in his tribute he is in 4 other films in my week's schedules. And that was NOT on purpose. (Films are: *Casablanca, How To Steal A Million, Pillow Talk* , and *Lovely To Look At* ).

 

Another in my Cyd Charisse theme...

 

Lucky 13 was a rather unlucky challenge for me. I had my schedule all but wrapped up, when Nicoley posted her's. Quite depressingly, I discovered she had the same exact idea as I (the 13th film released of a particular actor). In fact, we had both scheduled *The Gunfighter* . I needed to think of something else fast, so that was it. Not very clever, but it was something. BTW, I saw *Pillow Talk* for the very first time on my 13th birthday. (My mom and I watch a movie I have never seen every year for my birthday.) Since then I have seen it 89,732 1/2 times.

 

Friday:

 

In *AYITRAF* Tyrone Power plays an American who enlists in the RAF during WWII. In *WFTP* Tyrone plays a Brit in the RAF in WWII. This is just an interesting little sample of Mr. Powers chameleon-like abilities. He played many different characters and nationalities over the years: Spanish, British, Mexican, Irish, American, etc. Yet, he is completely believable in each role. AMAZING!

 

Three films, with major themes dealing with how a father's love (or lack-thereof) affects their sons.

 

I wanted to do an entire theme about films, featuring dances turning into fights, but one of my favorite examples ( *Guys and Dolls* ) was already on the schedule. So, I just decided to program these two little beauties.

 

I j'adore Bobby Darin (a.k.a. My Darlin' Darin). I picked this week just so I could include a birthday tribute! Sadly, I couldn't do much, because most of his films were either indies or made at Universal (and as usual I had run out of premieres). I chose his Oscar-nominated role (he totally should have WON!), his famous debut (yes, I know I already showed it on my Walter Slezak day...), and a lovely gem of him and his wife Sandra that I own and have seen approximately 6 trillion times.

 

I will confess, the Underground has always been a difficult one for me to program, because I simply don't watch many films that actually qualify for it. But, after a little research I decided to schedule these films (with the ageless theme of the Juvenile Delinquent). I found it particularly interesting to learn that *WAYC* was considered one of the very first JD exploitation films.

 

Saturday:

 

My final day is just a joyful day. There is not an unhappy ending in the entire line-up.

 

I started off with a group of films/performers my youngest brother adores (this is the brother who dressed up like James Dean for fifties day at his co-op, drew a drawing of Cary Grant in his art class, likes to watch old musicals (particularly if they were choreographed by Kidd) with me and dance around the kitchen to the music, and a million other things he would kill me if I told you....). Bob Hope is too amazing for words for him (I started him on the amazing Hope, when he was VERY young).

Michael Kidd rules his little world (another favorite person of mine, my little brother would have preferred *Guys and Dolls* , although he loves *Band Wagon* ).

My bro has a strange adoration for Jack Lemmon (surprise, surprise...one of my top ten actors). *The Great Race* is the only one of Jack's films he's allowed to see, but it made a big impression on him.

Also, Ross Martin has a small part in that film. Ross Martin's most famous role was probably that of Artemus Gordon on the TV show, *Wild, Wild West* , a show my family adores. Ross is an absolute genius! A genius with acting, costumes, accents, comedy...everything!

My brother more has a thing for the movie than for Tyrone Power. But, he did enjoy him in it.

My brother truly idolizes Donald in *SITR* .

 

Cary Grant didn't often play unsavory characters, but when he did, he played them with so much charm you can't help but like him.

 

A lot of people probably don't consider *HTSAM* an essential, but I do. It has a great witty script, superbly directed by William Wyler. It stars Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole. And enlists the supporting help of such greats as: Charles Boyer, Hugh Griffith, Eli Wallach, and (guess who?) Marcel Dalio. This is a must-see film that only gets better with each new viewing!

 

I love musicals (especially those big splashy MGM ones) and I love Howard Keel. Howard Keel musicals are things deserving of adoration.

 

Just for fun (I'm swiping this idea from another participant, hope they won't mind!):

 

1920's = 2

1930's = 5

1940's = 25

1950's = 38

1960's = 17

 

Hitchcock's (my favorite director): 6

Minnelli's (not even in my top 10): 6

Donen's (I don't even include him in my top 15): 6

 

Audrey Hepburn's (2nd favorite actress): 7

Ingrid Bergman's (favorite actress): 3

 

 

Thanks so much, for sticking with me throughout these long notes!

 

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Fedya's Schedule

 

*SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010*

 

0600 *The Chocolate Soldier* (1941, MGM 102 min)

 

*13 is a Baker's Dozen!*

 

0745 *Dough and Dynamite* (1914, Mack Sennett, 33 min -- silent, exempt from premiere quota)

Short: *Porky's Pastry Pirates*

0830 *49th Parallel* (1941, Ortus, 125 min, p/s)

1045 *The October Man* (1947, Two Cities, 98 min, p/s) directed by Roy (Ward) Baker

1230 *Mildred Pierce* (1945, WB, 110 min)

1430 *Strait-Jacket* (1964, Columbia, 93 min) Diane Baker

1615 *Hud* (1963, Paramount, 112 min, p/s)

1815 *Junior Bonner* (1972, ABC, 100 min, p/s) Joe Don Baker

2000 *Imitation of Life* (1934, Universal, 111 min)

2200 *Baby Doll* (1956, WB, 114 min, p/s) Carroll Baker

 

*Silent Sunday Nights*

 

0000 *Cirano di Bergerac* (1925, Italy, 113 min)

 

*TCM Imports*

 

0200 *The Baker's Wife* (1938, Pagnol, 133 min)

Short: *La boulangere de Monceau* (1962, Films du Losange, 23 min)

 

0445 *Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon* (1943, 68 min, p/s)

 

*MONDAY, MARCH 29*

 

*Junior Mints -- they're cool; they're refreshing!*

 

0600 *Eskimo* (1933, p/s, 113 min) W.S. Van Dyke II

0800 *Winter A Go-Go* (1965, p/s, 88 min) Bill Wellman, Jr.

0930 *Rocketship X-M* (1950, Lippert, 77 min, PREMIERE) Noah Beery, Jr.

1100 *All Mine to Give* (1957, RKO, 103 min) Alan Hale, Jr.

1245 *A Thousand Clowns* (1965, UA, 118 min) Jason Robards, Jr.

 

1445 *Smashing the Money Ring* (1939, WB, 57 min)

1545 *Union Depot* (1932, WB, 67 min)

1700 *T-Men* (1947, Edward Small, 72 min, p/s)

1815 *His Girl Friday* (1940, Columbia, 100 min)

 

*Clark Bar*

 

2000 *Hollywood Canteen* (1944, WB, 124 min) Dane Clark

2215 *The White Sister* (1933, MGM, 105 min) Clark Gable

0015 *Easy Money* (1948, Gainsborough, 94 min, p/s) Petula Clark

0200 *Get Yourself a College Girl* (1964, p/s, 87 min) Dave Clark Five

0330 *2001: A Space Odyssey* (1968, MGM, 149 min) Arthur C. Clarke

 

*TUESDAY, MARCH 30*

 

0600 *Because They're Young* (1960, Columbia, 102 min) Dick Clark

 

*Heath Bar*

 

0745 *The Man From Planet X* (1951, Corwin, 70 min, p/s)

0900 *I Know Where I'm Going!* (1945, Gainsborough, 91 min)

1045 *Brigadoon* (1954, MGM, 108 min)

 

*Life Savers*

 

1245 *The Stork Club* (1945, Paramount, 98 min, p/s)

1430 *Captains Courageous* (1937, MGM, 115 min)

1630 *Vertigo* (1958, Paramount, 130 min, p/s)

1845 *She Done Him Wrong* (1933, Paramount, 65 min, p/s)

 

*Belgian Chocolate: Or, If It's Tuesday, These Must Be Belgians*

 

2000 *The Singing Nun* (1966, MGM, 97 min)

2145 *A Dog of Flanders* (1935, RKO, 72 min)

Short: *The Great Heart* (1938, MGM 11 min)

2315 *Lust For Life* (1956, MGM, 122 min)

0130 *Battleground* (1949, MGM, 119 min)

0345 *Murder on the Orient Express* (1974, 128 min, p/s)

 

*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31*

 

*Gobstoppers*

 

0600 *Mutiny on the Bounty* (1935, MGM, 133 min) 215

0815 *The Most Dangerous Game* (1932, RKO, 62 min)

0930 *Titanic* (1943, Germany, 85 min, p/s)

1100 *In Which We Serve* (1942, p/s, 115 min)

1300 *It Came From Beneath the Sea* (1955, Clover, 79 min, p/s)

 

*If you turn M&Ms upside down, you'll get W&W's*

 

1430 *The Case of Lucky Legs* (1935, WB, 80 min) Warren William

1600 *Foreign Correspondent* (1940, Walter Wanger, 120 min, p/s)

1815 *Dixiana* (1930, RKO, 100 min) Wheeler & Woolsey

2000 *Wilson* (1944, Fox, 154 min) PREMIERE

2245 *Mr. Winkle Goest to War* (1944, Columbia, 80 min) (Edward G. Robinson plays Wilbert Winkle)

0015 *The Sweet Smell of Success* (1957, p/s, 96 min) Walter Winchell

0200 *The Story of GI Joe* (1945, Goldwyn, 108 min, p/s) William Wellman

0400 *Roman Holiday* (1958, Paramount, 118 min, p/s) William Wyler

 

*THURSDAY, APRIL 1*

 

*Hershey's Kisses*

 

0600 *The Kiss* (1929, MGM, 62 min)

0715 *Strangers May Kiss (1931, MGM, 81 min) 1045

0845 *The Kissing Bandit (1948, MGM, 100 min) 545

1030 *A Kiss Before Dying (96 min) 730

1215 *The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933, Universal, 67 min, p/s)

1330 *That Midnight Kiss (1949, MGM, 96 min) 915

1515 *Killer's Kiss (1955, UA, 67 min) 1200

1630 *Too Young to Kiss (1951, MGM, 89 min) 1330

1800 *Kiss Me Deadly (1955, UA, 106 min, p/s) 200

 

*BABY RUTH (Star of the Month Ruth Hussey)*

 

2000 *Big City* (1937, MGM, 80 min)

2130 *Marie Antoinette* (1938, MGM, 148 min)

Short: *The Miracle of Sound* (1940, MGM, 11 min)

0015 *The Women* (1939, MGM, 130 min)

0230 *Blackmail* (1939, MGM, 81 min)

0400 *The Philadelphia Story* (1940, MGM, 112 min)

 

*FRIDAY, APRIL 2*

 

*Milk Duds*

 

0600 *Maid's Night Out* (1938, RKO, 64 min)

0715 *The Clock* (1945, MGM, 90 min)

0845 *Night Nurse* (1931, WB, 72 min)

1000 *The Milky Way* (1936, Paramount, 89 min, p/s)

 

*All-Day Suckers*

 

1130 *Never Give a Sucker an Even Break* (1941, Universal, 71 min, p/s)

1245 *Nosferatu* (1922, p/s, 89 min)

1415 *The Wizard Of Oz* (1939, MGM, 101 min)

1600 *The African Queen* (1951, MGM, 105 min)

Short: *So You Want to Be a Salesman* (1947, 10 min)

1800 *Goldfinger* (1964, UA, 110 min)

 

*Licorice Sticks*

 

2000 *The Benny Goodman Story* (1956, Universal, 116 min, p/s)

Short: *For Auld Lang Syne #3* (1938, WB, 7 min)

2215 *A Song is Born* (1948, Goldwyn, 113 min)

Short: *Symphony of Swing* (1939, Vitaphone, 10 min)

0030 *Dancing Coed* (1939, MGM, 84 min)

Short: *Artie Shaw and his Orchestra* (1939, Vitaphone, 10 min)

 

*TCM UNDERGROUND*

 

0215 *The Passover Plot* (1976, Atlas, 108 min)

0415 *Reggie's Prayer* (1996, 94 min)

 

*SATURDAY, APRIL 3*

 

*Almond Joy's Got Nuts...*

 

0600 *The Cocoanuts* (1929, Paramount, 96 min, p/s)

0745 *The Caretakers* (1963, 98 min, p/s)

Shorts: *The Story of Doctor Carver* (1938, MGM, 10 min)

0945 *Fury* (1936, MGM, 93 min)

 

*...Mounds Don't*

 

1130 *Pork Chop Hill* (1959, p/s, 97 min)

1315 *Hills of Home* (1948, MGM, 97 min)

1500 *Home From the Hill* (1960, MGM, 150 min)

1730 *Advise and Consent* (1962, p/s, 139 min)

 

*EASTER BUNNIES*

 

2000 *Bunny Lake is Missing* (1965, Paramount, 111 min, p/s)

2200 *Harvey* (1950, Universal, 104 min, p/s)

Short: *Rabbit of Seville*

0000 *The Lady Is Willing* (1942, Columbia, 92 min)

0145 *Hide-Out* (1934, MGM, 81 min)

0315 *The Runaway* (1961, 85 min, p/s)

0445 *The Rabbit Trap* (1959, UA, 72 min)

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NOTES ON A SCHEDULE

 

This schedule, in conjunction with my previous one, will answer the eternally vexing question: Is chocolate better than sex? Easter falls on Sunday, April 4, 2010, so the schedule starts the Sunday before Easter and runs through the day before Easter (as the contest called for a Sunday-Saturday week).

 

We start off with the movie *The Chocolate Soldier* , followed by a slightly less candy-related theme. Since one of our themes had to be related to the number 13, the closest think I could think of that still fit an Easter sweets-related schedule was baked goods. The "baker's dozen" came into being because of laws fining people selling a dozen items that were less than a dozen -- the legend goes that bakers responded by putting 13 items in when they sold a dozen, so as to make certain they had a dozen. So, we have an entire day of movies about bakers of one sort or another. Charlie Chaplin has to pose as a baker in our first short; one of the Nazis in *49th Parallel was a baker before being drafted; there are several people named Baker, and even* the Baker Street Irregulars. (As for *Hud*, there's a scene with Patricia Neal talking about baking a pie. The day includes an Italian version of Cyrano de Bergerac (one of the characters runs a bakery), and two foreign films.

 

Monday morning brings Junior Mints, starting off with a bunch of people named Junior. (WS Van Dyke II of course also qualifies as a Junior.) It's followed by minting. If the federal government mints money, it's called fiscal policy. If you or I do it, it's counterfeiting and a crime. We have four movies in which counterfeit money plays an important role.

 

Monday night, and into Tuesday morning, is the Clark Bar, with people named Clark. This leads to some movies set on the moors with the Heath Bar, and an afternoon of movies about life savers. Betty Hutton saves Barry Fitzgerald in *The Stork Club* ; Spencer Tracy saves bratty Freddy Bartholomew in *Captains Courageous* , and James Stewart pulls Kim Novak out of San Francisco Bay in *Vertigo* . Of course, you can't have life savers without a Mae West, so she shows up too.

 

Belgium makes fine chocolates, so on Tuesday night we satisfy the "series of movies with a common setting" requirement with a night of movies set in Belgium (and one movie with a prominently Belgian character). Vincent Van Gogh spent time in Belgium as a priest, and the short is on Belgian-born Joseph Deveuster, who became Father Damien.

 

Gobstoppers are a type of candy, but a gob is also a slang word for a sailor. So what can stop a sailor? We've got a giant octopus, a reef, Polynesian beauties, Nazi torpedoes, and a Nazi iceberg stopping all sorts of sailors.

 

I was going to do a day of movies on M&Ms, until one of the other entrants did a theme of women with the initials M.M. There went my day of Muir Mathieson movies. :-( So, I turned the M&Ms around 180 degrees, and got W&Ws! Here you'll find one of my premieres, Wilson, about US President Woodrow Wilson. Yes, I know Walter Winchell isn't actually in *Sweet Smell of Success* , but he was the template for the character.

 

I didn't want to do a full 14 hours of movies with "Kiss" in the title, but I was stuck with two mornings/afternoons to program, and only three candies left, so one of them had to get the 14 hours. (Well, I could have used Sugar Babies if somebody hadn't taken the golddigers theme.)

 

Baby Ruth is a candy bar, which makes it an obvious choice for using somebody named Ruth as Star of the Month. And so, we get Ruth Hussey as Star of the Month.

 

Friday morning brings Milk Duds. Joan Fontaine plays a maid who falls in love with a milkman (who's actually the son of the dairy owner); Judy Garland and Robert Walker do James Gleason's milkman route; a maid claims a milk bath would be just the thing for a sick girl; and Harold Lloyd plays a milkman.

 

All-Day Suckers, of course, doesn't last all day, largely because I couldn't find enough different ideas and didn't want to do 14 hours of vampire movies. So, we get a sucker, a vampire, leeches, a tornado sucking a house off its foundation, vacuum cleaner salesman Joe McDoakes, and a man getting sucked out of an airplane.

 

Benny Goodman referred to his clarinet as his "licorice stick", so we get a night of two clarinetists, Goodman and Artie Shaw.

 

This leads us into TCM Underground. Since it's Easter week, I figured two religious-themed movies would be appropriate. *The Passover Plot* purports to tell an alternate history of how Christianity came into being. As for *Reggie's Prayer* , it proves the adage that while everybody can make a movie, not everybody should. This was produced by, and stars, famous football player Reggie White, who used a bunch of his NFL colleagues in the movie.

 

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. We start off Saturday with Almond Joy, and some "nutty" movies: *Cocoanuts* , a nuthouse, a short on George Washington Carver, and Spencer Tracy's love of peanuts being a major piece of circumstantial evidence. If Almond Joy's got nuts, Mounds don't, so we've got three regular "hill" movies, and one about intrigue on Capitol Hill.

 

On the night before Easter, we have bunnies and rabbits, starting off with the TCM Essential, *Bunny Lake is Missing* . Our next movie may or may not have a rabbit in it; Fred MacMurray is doing research on rabbits; Mickey Rooney's rabbit becomes dinner; Ernest Borgnine sets a rabbit trap; and greyhounds chase a "rabbit".

 

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Norma_Desmond's Schedule

 

*SCHEDULE: JULY 1-7, 2010*

 

*1 THURSDAY*

 

*SOAP OPERAS*

 

*6:00am* : The Love of Sunya (1927, Gloria Swanson Pictures) ? Gloria Swanson

*7:15am* : Torrent (1926, Cosmopolitan Productions) ? Greta Garbo, Ricardo Cortez

*8:45am* : One Night of Love (1934, Columbia) ? Grace Moore, Lyle Talbot

*10:15am* : Svengali (1931, WB) ? John Barrymore, Marian Marsh

 

*STOLEN GOODS*

 

*11:45am* : Arsene Lupin (1932, MGM) ? John Barrymore, Karen Morley

*1:15pm* : Trouble in Paradise (1932, Paramount p/s) ? Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall

*2:45pm* : Jewel Robbery (1932, WB) ? Kay Francis, William Powell

*4:00pm* : To Catch a Thief (1955, Paramount) ? Cary Grant, Grace Kelly

*5:45pm* : The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, WB) ? Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland

*7:30pm* : Crime Does Not Pay Series No. 4: A Thrill for Thelma (1935, MGM) - SHORT

 

*EVENING THEME: THE FIRST PG-13 FILMS*

 

*8:00pm* : The Flamingo Kid (1984, ABC) ? Matt Dillon, Richard Crenna - PREMIERE

*9:45 pm* : Red Dawn (1984, U/A) ? Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen - PREMIERE

*11:45pm* : Dreamscape (1984, 20th Century Fox) ? Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow - PREMIERE

*1:30am* : Gremlins (1984, Warner Bros) ? Hoyt Axton - PREMIERE

*3:15am* : Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, Paramount) ? Harrison Ford - PREMIERE

*5:15am* : Spielberg on Spielberg (2007, TCM Original Programming) 90min

 

*2 FRIDAY*

 

*ARCHITECTS*

 

*6:00am* : Mr. Blanding?s Builds His Dream House (1948, RKO) ? Cary Grant, Myrna Loy

*7:45am* : The Fountainhead (1949, Warner Bros.) ? Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal

*9:45am* : Peter Ibbetson (1935, Paramount) ? Gary Cooper, Ann Harding

*11:15am* : Strangers When We Meet (1960, Columbia Pictures) ? Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak

 

*THE HILLS*

 

*1:15pm* : Home From the Hill (1960, MGM) ? Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker

*3:45pm* : House on the Haunted Hill (1959, William Castle Productions) ? Vincent Price

*5:00pm* : The Lavender Hill Mob (1951, Ealing Studios) ? Alec Guiness

*6:30pm* : Pork Chop Hill (1959/U/A) ? Gregory Peck

 

*EVENING THEME: NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE*

 

*8:00pm* : Conquest (1937, MGM) ? Garbo, Charles Boyer

*10:00pm* : Hearts Divided (1936, Cosmopolitan Productions) ? Marion Davis, Claude Rains

*11:30pm* : Desiree (1954, 20th Century Fox p/s) ? Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons

*1:30am* : All Eyes on Sharon Tate (1967, MGM) - SHORT

 

*TCM UNDERGROUND ? ?DOLLS? DOUBLE-FEATURE*

 

*2:00am* : Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970, 20th Century Fox) ? Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers

*3:45am* : Valley of the Dolls (1967, Red Lion) ? Patty Duke, Susan Hayward

 

*3 SATURDAY*

 

*GEORGE SANDER?S BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE*

 

*6:00am* : Her Cardboard Lover (1932, MGM) ? Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor

*7:45am* : The Lodger (1944, 20th Century Fox p/s) ? Merle Oberon

*9:15am* : Lured (1947, U/A p/s) ? Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn

*11:00am* : Witness To Murder (1954, U/A) ? Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Merrill

*12:30pm* : The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945, MGM) ? Hurd Hatfeild, Angela Lansbury

*2:30pm* : The Private Affairs of Bel-Ami (1947, U/A) ? Angela Lansbury, Ann Dvorak ? PREMIERE

*4:30pm* : A Scandal in Paris (1946, U/A p/s) ? Carol Landis

*6:15pm* : This Land is Mine (1943, RKO) ? Charles Laughton, Maureen O?Hara

 

*EVENING THEME: THE ESSENTIALS - THE WIND*

 

*8:00pm*: The Wind (1928, MGM) ? Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson

 

*EVENING THEME: WINDY CONDITIONS*

 

*9:30pm* : Gone With the Wind (1939, Selznick International Pictures) ? Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable

*1:30am* : Written on the Wind (1956, Universal) ? Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall

*3:15am* : Wild is the Wind (1957, Paramount) ? Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn

*5:00am* : Private Screening ? Anthony Quinn (1999, TCM Original Program)

 

*4 SUNDAY*

 

*FOURTH OF JULY*

 

*6:00am* : America (1924, D.W Griffith Productions) ? Neil Hamilton, Lionel Barrymore

*8:30am* : Janice Meredith (1924, Cosmopolitan Productions) ? Marion Davies

*11:00am* : The Flag: A Story Inspired by the Tradition of Betsy Ross ( 1927, MGM) - SHORT

*11:30am* : Alexander Hamilton (1931, WB) ? George Arliss, Doris Kenyon

*12:45pm* : Drums Along the Mohawk (1939, 20th century Fox) ? Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert

*2:30pm* : John Paul Jones (1959, WB) ? Robert Stack, Bette Davis ? PREMIERE???

*4:45pm* : Sons of Liberty (1939, WB) ? Errol Flynn ? SHORT

*5:15pm* : Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, WB) ? James Cagney, Joan Leslie

*7:30* : The Declaration of Independence (1938, WB) ? SHORT

 

*EVENING THEME: DIRECTED BY HOWARD HUGHES*

 

*8:00pm* : Hell?s Angels (1930, U/A) ? Ben Lyon, Jean Harlow

*10:00pm* : The Outlaw (1943, U/A) ? Jane Russell, Walter Huston

 

*SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT ? FOOLISH WIVES*

 

*12:15am* : Foolish Wives (1922, Universal) ? Erich von Stroheim, Mae Busch

 

*IMPORT ? ORPHEUS DESCENDING*

 

*2:15am* : Orfeu Negro (1959, Dispat Film) ? Marpessa Dawn, Breno Mello

*4:00am* : Orphee (1950, Andre Paulve Film) - Jean Marais, Marie Dea

 

*5 MONDAY*

 

*STARRING VERA ZORINA*

 

*6:00am* : Lover Come Back (1946, Universal) ? Lucille Ball, George Brent

*7:30am* : The Goldwyn Follies (1938, Sam Goldwyn Co.) ? Adolphe Menjou, Vera Zorina

*9:30am* : On Your Toes (1939, Warner Bros.) ? Zorina, Eddie Albert - PREMIERE

 

*IF THE SHOE FITS*

*11:15am* : The Glass Slipper (1955, MGM) ? Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding

*12:45pm* : The Red Shoes (1948, The Archers) ? Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook

*3:00pm* : Hobson?s Choice (1954, London Film Production) ? Charles Laughton, John Mills

*4:45pm* : The Devil and Miss Jones (1941, RKO) ? Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn

*6:15pm* : Feet First (1930, The Harold Lloyd Corporation) ? Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent

 

*EVENING THEME: STAR OF THE MONTH ? LAURENCE OLIVIER ? A FOCUS ON HIS SHAKESPEAREAN WORKS*

 

*8:00pm* : Hamlet (1948, Two Cities Film) ? Laurence Oliver, Basil Sydney

*10:45pm* : Richard III (1955, London Film) ? Laurence Oliver, John Gielgud

*1:30am* : Othello (1965, BHE Film) ? Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith

*4:15am* : As You Like It (1936, Inter-Allied) ? Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Bergner

 

*6 TUESDAY*

 

*JANET LEIGH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE*

 

*6:00am* : Act of Violence (1948, MGM) ? Van Heflin, Robert Ryan

*7:30am* : Touch of Evil (1958, UI) ? Charlton Heston, Orson Welles

*9:30am* : Rogue Cop (1954, MGM) ? Robert Taylor, George Raft

*11:15pm: The Manchurian Candidate (1962, U/A) ? Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury

*1:30pm*: Harper (1966, Warner Bros.) ? Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall ? PREMIERE?? (This is sad!)

 

*ANOTHER LEIGH*

 

*3:45pm* : A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, WB) ? Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando

*6:00pm* : Waterloo Bridge (1940, MGM) ? Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor

 

*EVENING THEME: SCANDALOUS!*

 

*8:00pm* : A Royal Scandal (1945, 20th Century Fox p/s) ? Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn

*9:45pm* : A Breath of Scandal (1960, Paramount p/s) ? Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier

*11:30pm* : Fools For Scandal (1938, First National Pictures) ? Carol Lombard, Ralph Bellamy

*1:00am* : Scandal Sheet (1952, Motion Picture Investors) ? Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed

*2:30am* : The Lady of Scandal (1930, MGM) ? Ruth Chatterton, Basil Rathbone

*4:00am* : Design For Scandal (1941, MGM) ? Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon

*7 WEDNESDAY*

 

*OUT OF AFRICA*

 

*6:00am* : Trader Horn (1931, MGM) ? Harry Carey, Edwina Booth

*8:15am* : West of Zanzibar (1928, MGM) ? Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore

*9:30am* : Road To Zanzibar (1941, Paramount) ? Bing Crosby, Bob Hope

*11:15am* : So This is Africa (1933, Columbia) ? Wheeler and Woolsey

*12:15pm* : King Solomon?s Mines (1937, GFD p/s) ? Cedric Hardwicke, Anna Lee

*1:45pm* : The Garden of Allah (1936, Selznick International Pictures) ? Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer

 

*ITALIAN JOURNEY*

 

*3:15pm* : Beat the Devil (1953, U/A) ? Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida

*4:45pm* : Enchanted April (1935, RKO) ? Ann Harding, Katherine Alexander

*6:00pm* : The Love Light (1921, U/A) ? Mary Pickford

*7:30pm* : What the Daisy Said (1910, Biograph Company) ? Mary Pickford

 

*EVENING THEME: LOCATION! LOCATION! ? INDIA*

 

*8:00pm* : The River (1951, U/A) ? Patricia Walters, Thomas E. Breen

*9:45pm* : Black Narcissus (1947, The Archers) ? Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons

*11:30pm* : The Drum (1938, Alexander Korda Films) ? Sabu, Roger Livesey

*1:15am* : Prem Sanyas (1925, Great Eastern Film Corp.) ? Seeta Devi, Himansu Rai

*3:00am* : Gunga Din (1939, RKO) ? Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

*5:00am* : The Young Rajah (1922, Paramount) ? Valentino

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Norma_Desmond Programming Notes

 

*My week is for July 1-7, 2010*

 

*?13? as Theme: First PG-13 films*

July first was the date the MPAA started marking qualifying movies with a ?PG-13? rating, so for the evening theme I scheduled a showing of the first three films to be labeled as such, followed by the two films that pushed the ratings board to establish the logo. The bulk of my premieres were drained on this night, a testament o their classic status

 

*Star of the Month: Larry Olivier*

I was disappointed with this years? birthday tribute (it should have lasted a week, with my favorites on a loop) so I decided to make him my SOTM, going against my original choice of George Sanders who I instead gave the b-day tribute to (July 3).

 

*TCM Underground: Dolls Double Feature*

Valley of Dolls and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: two films unrelated save for their titles and delightful fun

 

*Essential: The Wind*

Lillian Gish. Victor Sjostrom. Enough said

 

*Silent Sunday: Foolish Wives*

The Erich von Stroheim classic, which I believe is a premiere

 

*Import: Orpheus Descending*

Two films interpreting the Orpheus/Eurydice myth, the first by Marcel Camus, the second by Cocteau.

 

*LOCATION! LOCATION! - India*

I went for a country instead of a city to work in a few more of my favorites

 

Also, as always with my schedules I?m sure to include A Streetcar Named Desire, the Red Shoes, Hamlet and few other titles that anyone following these challenges knows I?m fond of programming.

 

Oh and my ?Stolen Goods? theme closely mirrors nicoley13?s ?thievery amongst the rich? night, an unintended coincidence.

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CineMaven Schedule

 

*NOVEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 21, 2009*

 

*SUNDAY - NOV. 15, 2009*

 

*AH - AH - MENJOU!! GESUNDHEIT!!*

 

6:00 AM *THE FRONT PAGE* (1931) Adolphe Menjou, Pat O?Brien. Dir: Lewis Milestone. UNITED ARTISTS. B & W 101 Mins.

 

7:45 AM *A FAREWELL TO ARMS* (1932) Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou. Dir: Frank Borzage. PARAMOUNT. B & W 80 mins.

 

9:00 AM *THE CIRCUS QUEEN MURDER* (1933) Adolphe Menjou, Ruthelma Stevens, Greta Nissen, Dwight Frye. Donald Cook. Dir: Roy William Neill. COLUMBIA PICTURES. B & W 63 mins.

 

10:15 AM *STAGE DOOR* (1937) Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, Gail Patrick, Eve Arden, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller. Dir: Gregory La Cava. RKO RADIO PICTURES. B & W 92 mins.

 

12:00 PM *YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER* (1942) Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Isobel Elsom. Dir: William A. Seiter. COLUMBIA PICTURES.

B & W 97 mins.

 

1:45 PM *THE HUCKSTERS* (1947) Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Jack Conway. M-G-M. B & W 115 mins.

 

3:45 PM *STATE OF THE UNION* (1948) Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Adolphe Menjou. Dir: Frank Capra. M-G-M. B & W 124 mins.

 

5:45 PM *PATHS OF GLORY* (1957) Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Ralph Meeker. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. UNITED ARTISTS. B & W 87 mins.

 

*LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!*

 

*ARRIVEDERCI, ITALIA!*

 

7:15 PM *ROMAN HOLIDAY* (1953) Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn. Dir: William Wyler. PARAMOUNT. B & W 118 mins.

 

9:30 PM *SUMMERTIME* (1955) Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi Dir. David Lean. UNITED ARTISTS. COLOR. 100 mins.

 

11:15 PM *IT STARTED IN NAPLES* (1960) Clark Gable, Sophia Loren. Dir: Melville Shavelson. PARAMOUNT. COLOR. 100 mins. (Mama Mia!)

 

1:00 AM *THE BICYCLE THIEF* (1948) Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola. Dir: Vittorio DeSica. 93 mins.

 

*SILENT SUNDAY*

 

2:45 AM *THE SHEIK* (1921) Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres. Dir: George Melford. B & W 80 mins.

 

*TCM IMPORTS*

 

4:15 AM *QUAI DES ORFEVRES* (1947) Suzy Delair, Bernard Blier, Louis Jouvet, Simone Renant. Coronis. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. B & W - 106 mins.

http://www.villagevoice.com/2002-10-22/film/photo-jenny/1

 

A must-see

 

*MONDAY - NOV. 16, 2009*

 

*WHEN IT'S RAINES, IT SHINES!*

 

6:00 AM *CRY HAVOC* (1943) Margaret Sullavan, Ann Sothern, Gloria Blondell, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Frances Gifford, Ella Raines. Dir: Richard Thorpe. M-G-M. B & W 97 mins.

 

7:45 AM *ENTER ARSENE LUPIN* (1944) Charles Korvin, Ella Raines, J. Carrol Naish, Gale Sondergaard. Dir: Ford Beebe. B & W 72 mins

 

9:00 AM *HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO* (1944) Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, William Demarest. Dir: Preston Sturges. PARAMOUNT. 101 mins.

 

10:45 AM *THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF UNCLE HARRY* (1945) George Sanders, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ella Raines. Dir: Robert Siodmak. UNIVERSAL PICTURES. B & W 80 mins.

 

12:00 PM *IMPACT* (1949) Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Helen Walker, Charles Coburn, Anna May Wong. Dir: Arthur Lubin. UNITED ARTISTS. B & W 111 mins.

 

2:00 PM *TALL IN THE SADDLE* (1944) John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond, Gabby Hayes. Dir: Edwin L. Marin. RKO RADIO PICTURES. B & W 87 mins.

 

3:30 PM *THE WEB* (1947) Edmond O?Brien, Ella Raines, William Bendix, Vincent Price. Dir: Michael Gordon. UNIVERSAL PICTURES. B & W 87 mins.

 

5:00 PM *PHANTOM LADY* (1944) Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Thomas Gomez, Elisha Cook Jr. Dir: Robert Siodmak. UNIVERSAL. B & W 87 mins.

 

6:30 PM *PITFALL* (1948) Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr. Dir: Andre DeToth. UNITED ARTISTS. B & W 86 mins.

 

*AND A TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA TO YOU, TOO!*

 

8:00 PM (MARYLAND): *MARYLAND* (1940), Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter. Brenda Joyce, John Payne. Dir: Henry King 20th CENTURY FOX. COLOR 92 mins.

 

9:45 PM (PENNSYLVANIA): *PITTSBURGH* (1942) John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott. Dir: Lewis Seiler. UNIVERSAL. B & W 91 mins.

 

11:30 PM (CONNECTICUT): *CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT* (1945), Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan. Dir: Peter Godfrey. WARNER BROS. B & W 102 mins.

 

1:15 AM (PENNSYLVANIA): *THE PHILADELPHIA STORY* (1940), Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart. Dir: George Cukor. M-G-M. B & W 112 mins.

 

3:15 AM (VIRGINIA): *THE HOWARDS OF VIRGINIA* (1940), Cary Grant, Martha Scott. Dir: Frank Lloyd. COLUMBIA. B & W 116 mins.

 

5:15 AM *PRIVATE SCREENINGS - JANE POWELL* Jane Powell takes us through her life in the movies.

 

*TUESDAY - NOV. 17, 2009*

 

*DON?T TAKE HIM FOR GRANTED*

 

6:00 AM *SUSPICION (1941) Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. RKO Radio Pictures. B & W 99 mins.

 

7:45 AM *IN NAME ONLY* (1939) Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis. Dir: John Cromwell. RKO Radio Pictures. B & W 94 mins.

 

9:30 AM *HOLIDAY* (1938) Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn. Dir: George Cukor. COLUMBIA PICTURES. B & W 95 mins.

 

11:00 AM *MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE* (1948) Cary Grant, Myrna Loy. Dir: H.C. Potter. B & W 94 mins.

 

12:45 PM *THE AWFUL TRUTH* (1937) Cary Grant, Irene Dunne. Dir: Leo McCarey. COLUMBIA PICTURES. B & W 91 mins.

 

2:15 PM *HIS GIRL FRIDAY* (1940) Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell. Dir: Howard Hawks. COLUMBIA PICTURES. B & W 92 mins.

 

4:00 PM *BRINGING UP BABY* (1938) Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn. Dir: Howard Hawks. RKO RADIO PICTURES. B & W 102 mins.

 

5:45 PM *ORIGINAL PRODUCTION* : Michael Caine talks about CARY GRANT.

 

*DEE-LIGHTFUL, DEE-LOVELY - FRANCES DEE*

 

6:00 PM *LITTLE WOMEN (*1933) Katharine Hepburn, Frances Dee, Jean Parker, Joan Bennett. Dir: George Cukor. RKO RADIO PICTURES. B & W 115 mins.

 

8:00 PM *AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY* (1931) Phillip Holmes, Frances Dee, Sylvia Sidney. Dir: Joseph Von Sternberg. PARAMOUNT. B & W 96 mins

 

9:45 PM *BLOOD MONEY* (1931) George Bancroft, Judith Anderson, Frances Dee. Dir: Rowland Brown. 20th CENTURY FOX. B & W 65 mins.

 

11:00 PM *SO ENDS OUR NIGHT* (1941) Fredric March, Margaret Sullavan, Frances Dee, Glenn Ford. Dir: John Cromwell. UNITED ARTISTS. B & W 117 mins.

 

1:00 AM *MEET THE STEWARTS* (1942) William Holden, Frances Dee, Anne Revere. Dir: Alfred Green. COLUMBIA. B & W 73 mins.

 

2:15 AM *I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE* (1943) Frances Dee, James Ellison, Tom Conway, Theresa Harris. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. RKO RADIO PICTURES. B & W 69 mins.

 

3:30 AM *HAPPY LAND* (1943) Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Richard Crane, Harry Carey. Dir: Irving Pichel. 20th CENTURY FOX. B & W 73 mins.

 

4:45 AM *BECAUSE OF YOU* (1952) Loretta Young, Jeff Chandler, Frances Dee, Alex Nicol. Dir: Joseph Pevney. UNIVERSAL PICTURES. B & W 95 mins.

 

*WEDNESDAY - NOV. 18, 2009*

 

*WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN*

 

*PHILLIPS HOLMES (1907-1942)*

6:15 AM *AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY* (1931) Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Fraces Dee. Dir: Joseph Von Sternberg. PARAMOUNT. B & W 96 mins.

 

*SUSAN PETERS (1921 - 1952)*

8:00 AM *RANDOM HARVEST* (1942) Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Susan Peters. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. M-G-M. B & W 125 mins.

 

*JAMES STEPHENSON (1889-1941)*

10:00 AM *THE LETTER* (1940) Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson. Dir: William Wyler. WARNER BROS. B & W 95 mins.

 

*JAMES DEAN (1931-1955)*

11:45 AM *REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE* (1955) James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo. Dir: Nicholas Ray. WARNER BROS. COLOR. 111 mins.

 

*JEAN HARLOW (1911-1937)*

1:45 PM *LIBELED LADY* (1936) Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy. Dir: Jack Conway. M-G-M.

B & W 98 mins.

 

*CAROLE LOMBARD (1908-1942)*

3:30 PM *TWENTIETH CENTURY* (1934) John Barrymore, Carole Lombard. Dir: Howard Hawks. COLUMBIA.

B & W 91 mins.

 

*BRANDON DeWILDE (1942-1972)*

5:00 PM *HUD* (1963) Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas, Brandon de Wilde. Dir: Martin Ritt. B & W 112 mins.

 

*7:OO PM PRIVATE SCREENINGS - PATRICIA NEAL*

Patricia Neal discusses her career with TCM host Robert Osborne.

 

*MARGARET LINDSAY - STAR OF THE MONTH*

 

8:00 PM *THE HOUSE ON 56TH STREET* (1933) Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: Robert Florey. WARNER BROS. B & W 68 mins http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024144/plotsummary

 

9:15 PM *BORDERTOWN* (1935) Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: Archie Mayo WARNER BROS. B & W 90mins.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026129/plotsummary

 

11:00 PM *THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES* (1940) George Sanders, Vincent Price, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: Joe May. UNIVERSAL. B & W 89 mins.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032610/plotsummary

 

12:45 AM *CRIME DOCTOR* (1943) Warner Baxter, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel. Columbia. Dir: Michael Gordon. COLUMBIA. B & W 66mins.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035766/plotsummary

 

2:00 AM *ELLERY QUEEN, MASTER DETECTIVE* (1940) Ralph Bellamy, Margaret Lindsay, Charley Grapewin. Marsha Hunt. Dir: Kurt Neumann. B & W 69 mins.

 

3:15 AM *ELLERY QUEEN?S PENTHOUSE MYSTERY* (1941) Ralph Bellamy, Margaret Lindsay, Charley Grapewin, Anna May Wong. Dir: James P. Hogan. COLUMBIA B & W 69 mins.

 

4:30 AM *ELLERY QUEEN AND THE PERFECT CRIME* (1941) Ralph Bellamy, Margaret Lindsay, Charley Grapewin, Spring Byington, H.B. Warner. Dir: James P. Hogan. COLUMBIA.

B & W 68 mins.

 

*THURSDAY - NOV. 19, 2009*

 

*SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING...VICE* - Bad Boys and Even Badder Girls: Dastardly Donlevy, Wicked Widmark & Cunning Conte

 

6:00 AM *THE BIG COMBO* (1955) Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy. Dir: Joseph H. Lewis. ALLIED ARTISTS. B & W 84 mins.

 

7:30 AM *KISS OF DEATH* (1947) Victor Mature, Richard Widmark, Brian Donlevy, Colleen Gray. Dir: Henry Hathaway. 20th CENTURY FOX. B & W 98 mins.

 

9:15 AM *BEAU GESTE* (1942) Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston. Dir: William A. Wellman. B & W 112 mins.

 

11:15 AM *THE MALTESE FALCON* (1941) Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre. Dir: John Huston. WARNER BROS. B & W 101 mins.

?If they hang you, I?ll always remember you.?

 

1:00 PM *MURDER, MY SWEET* (1944) Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley. Dir: Edward Dymytryk. RKO RADIO PICTURES. B & W 95 mins.

?I hate their women too-especially the ?big league blondes.? Beautiful expensive babes who know what they've got...all bubble bath and dewy morning and moonlight. And inside: blue steel, cold - cold like that, only...not that clean.?

 

2:45 PM *DOUBLE INDEMNITY* (1945) Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson. PARAMOUNT. Dir: Billy Wilder. B & W 107 mins.

?Closer than that, Walter.?

 

4:00 PM *DETOUR* (1945) Tom Neal, Ann Savage. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer. PRC. B & W 67 mins.

"I?m sure you think that I hate you but I want you to know that I hate you"

 

5:15 PM *OUT OF THE PAST* (1947) Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. RKO RADIO PICTURES. B & W 97 mins.

?Baby, I don?t care.?

?You build my gallows high, baby.?

 

7:00 PM *PRIVATE SCREENINGS - ROBERT MITCHUM and JANE RUSSELL* Co-stars and lifelong friends Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell recall their careers with host Robert Osborne. 31 mins.

 

*LETHAL LADIES*

 

8:00 PM *A BLUEPRINT FOR MURDER* (1953) Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill. Dir: Andrew L. Stone. 20th CENTURY FOX. B & W 77 mins.

 

9:30 PM *FRAMED* (1947) Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan. Dir: Richard Wallace. B & W 82 mins.

 

11:00 PM *DECOY* (1946) Jean Gillie, Herbert Rudley, Edward Norris. Dir: Jack Bernhard. MONOGRAM. B & W 76 mins.

 

12:30 AM *BLONDE ICE* (1948) Leslie Brooks, Robert Paige, Emory Parnell. Dir: Jack Bernhard. FILM CLASSICS

B & W 73 mins.

 

1:45 AM *THE DAMNED DON?T CRY* (1950)Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran. WARNER BROS. Dir: Vincent Sherman. B & W 103 mins.

 

3:30 AM *JOHNNY BELINDA* (1948) Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Agnes Moorhead, Stephen McNally, Jan Sterling.

B & W 102 mins.

 

5:15 AM *PRIVATE SCREENINGS - ROD STEIGER* Oscar winner Rod Steiger discusses his career as a top dramatic star with TCM host Robert Osborne.

60 mins

 

*FRIDAY - NOV. 20, 2009*

 

*EVERYTHING?S RELATIVE*

 

6:15 AM *THE RETURN OF DR. X* (1939) Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris, Dennis Morgan, Rosemary Lane. Dir: Vincent Sherman. WARNER BROS. B & W 62 mins.

 

7:15 AM *MARKED WOMAN* (1937) Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Eduardo Cianelli, Lola Lane. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. WARNER BROS. B & W 96 mins.

 

9:00 AM *THE ROARING TWENTIES* (1939) James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane. Dir: Raoul Walsh. WARNER BROS. B & W 104 mins.

 

10:45 AM *THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT* (1940) George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, Gale Page. Raoul Walsh. WARNER BROS. B & W 95 mins.

 

12:30 PM *FOUR?S A CROWD* (1938) Olivia DeHavilland, Errol Flynn, Rosalind Russell. Dir: Michael Curtiz. WARNER BROS.

B & W 92 mins.

 

2:15 PM *THE WOMEN* (1939) Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine. Dir: George Cukor. M-G-M. B & W 133 mins.

 

4:30 PM *DUEL IN THE SUN* (1946) Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: King Vidor. SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES. COLOR 144 mins.

 

7:00 PM *PORTRAIT OF JENNIE* (1948) Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore. Dir: William Dieterle. SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES. B & W 86 mins.

 

8:45 PM *THE LADY EVE* (1941) Henry Fonda Barbara Stanwyck. Dir: Preston Sturges.PARAMOUNT. B & W 94 mins.

 

10:30 PM *WALK ON THE WILD SIDE* (1962) Barbara Stanwyck, Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. COLUMBIA PICTURES. B & W 114 mins.

 

*TCM UNDERGROUND*

 

*I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR...OR SNARL...OR BITE!*

 

12:30 AM *CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN* (1943) Acquanetta, John Carradine, Milburn Stone, Evelyn Ankers. Edward Dmytryk. UNIVERSAL. B & W 61 mins.

 

1:30 AM *ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN* (1958) Allison, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers. Nathan Juran. ALLIED ARTISTS. B & W 65 mins.

 

2:45 AM *BLOOD OF DRACULA* (1957) Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis. Herbert L. Strock. AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PICTURES. B & W 68 mins.

 

4:00 AM *WASP WOMAN* (1959) Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris. Roger Corman. THE FILMGROUP.

B & W 73 mins.

 

5:15 AM *LEECH WOMAN* (1960) Colleen Gray, Grant Williams, Gloria Talbott, Kim Hamilton. Edward Dein. UNIVERSAL. B & W 77 mins.

 

*SATURDAY - NOV. 21, 2009*

 

*OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BRATTY*

 

6:30 AM *THE KID* (1921) Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance. Dir: Charles Chaplin. FIRST NATIONAL PICTURES. 68 mins.

 

7:45 AM *THE CHAMP* (1931) Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper. M-G-M. 86 mins.

 

9:15 AM *THESE THREE* (1936) Joel McCrea, Merle Oberon, Miriam Hopkins, Bonita Granville. Dir: William Wyler. SAMUEL GOLDWYN PICTURES. B & W 93 mins.

 

11:00 AM *ANDY HARDY GETS SPRING FEVER* (1939) Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Helen Gilbert. Dir: W.S.VanDyke.

M-G-M B & W 85 mins.

 

12:30 PM *NATIONAL VELVET* (1944) Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor. Dir: Clarence Brown. M-G-M. B & W 123 mins.

 

2:30 PM *MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS* (1944) Judy Garland, Margaret O?Brien, Mary Astor, Leon Ames, Tom Drake. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. M-G-M. COLOR. 113 mins.

 

4:30 PM *LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN* (1945) Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Darryl Hickman. Dir: John M. Stahl. 20th CENTURY FOX. COLOR 110 mins.

 

6:30 PM *THE ARNELO AFFAIR* (1947) John Hodiak, Frances Gifford, George Murphy, Dean Stockwell. Dir: Arch Oboler. M-G-M. B & W 86 mins.

 

*HAVEN?T I SEEN YOU SOMEWHERE BEFORE?*

 

8:00 PM *DEAD END* (1937) Joel McCrea, Sylvia Sidney, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor. Dir: William Wyler. SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY. B & W 93 MINS.

 

9:45 PM *THE AMAZING DR. CLITTERHOUSE* (1938) Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Anatole Litvak. WARNER BROS. B & W 87 mins.

 

11:30 PM *KEY LARGO* (1948) Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore. Claire Trevor, Lauren Bacall. Dir: John Huston. WARNER BROS. B & W 100 mins.

 

1:15 AM *THE GREAT SINNER* (1949) Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas. Dir: Robert Siodmak. M-G-M. B & W 110 mins.

 

3:15 *AMON THE BEACH* (1959) Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner. Dir: Stanley Kramer. United Artists B & W 134 mins.

 

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CINEMAVEN PROGRAMMING NOTES

 

*LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!*

*Arrivederci Italia!*

 

My sister and I took a visit to Remini and Venice about twenty-five years ago. Beautiful. So why not revisit this country with four films that shows its effect on people. We?re introduced to a future icon, a supernova of beauty, the pathos of a father and son, and a movie where Katharine Hepburn is actually very sexy. And all this is brought out by Italy. I?m so happy that Gable lived long enough to work with BOTH Marilyn and Sophia. How many actors can say THAT?? Vino, anyone?

 

*TCM IMPORT* You?ve got to catch this film. And I mean NOW! ?QUAI DES ORFEVRES? is wonderful!!!

 

*ADOLPHE MENJOU* I was looking up some piece of information for Valentino and saw Menjou had appeared in a film of his. Adolphe Menjou?? I said to myself, "he was in that film too?? It spurred me on to think about all the movies he has appeared in. I think he had a blessed film career, always working and in good films too. His eruditness and urbanity and accent made him an asset in any film. And nobody wore a mustache better, not Gable or Taylor or Powell. Okay, maybe Groucho has him beat.

 

*ELLA RAINES* There was a thread posted on this Message Board asking what actor makes you smile. Well she most certainly does. Check her out with John Wayne in ?TALL IN THE SADDLE.? Yes, Gail Russell might have had that haunting vulnerable beauty, but Raines is the tomboy side of the coin, which suited the Duke just as well. This brunette with the pageboy and smoky voice didn?t have too long a career but she definitely was a lovely creature for the 1940?s. Yes, a bit Bacall-ish (though that was more the pouty Lizabeth Scott than her), Raines was not the damsel in distress in many of her films. She was generally the competent, confident, direct and independent-type; and I think lovely to watch. I hope you do too.

 

*AND A TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA TO YOU TOO!*

 

Thirteen. Just saying the number strikes fear in the hearts of mortal men. But why? We Americans started off thirteen strong with thirteen colonies and we didn?t seem to do so badly by it. Though I have read some fantastic uses of the number thirteen, I shall go the patriotic route, and share with you some movies that take place in one of our original thirteen colonies.

 

*MARGARET LINDSAY*

 

There?s something about Margaret Lindsay that just gets me right here. It?s visceral and I can?t explain it. So let me just go the imdb route for all of you good voters out there:

 

As described in IMDB:?picture-pretty brunette Margaret Lindsay was one of a number of pleasant, sweet-natured ing?nues who could do no wrong in 1930s stylish pictures.? You all have favorites that you could describe as perhaps not having the high-powered wattage of a Davis or Blondell, Margaret Lindsay was no less capable of shining brightly albeit a bit more subdued. She supported many a 1930?s leading man including James Cagney and Paul Muni and leading ladies like the volcanic Bette Davis. She had a smart sophisticated look and one of the great speaking voices; the camera might have followed the star of the picture but you always wondered what was going on with the handsome, intelligent and believable Margaret Lindsay. For a full mini-biography, please check out: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0512267/bio

 

Lastly, check out this comment from an imdb contributor: "I was absolutely knocked out by Margaret Lindsay's (NOT Lockwood !!!) bravura performance in this film ('THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES'). It is inconceivable that she wasn't nominated but 1940 was one of the most competitive Best Actress years ever. She ran the gamut from lovely young girl to pinched spinster. Her range was worthy of Bette Davis (with whom she co-starred many times). I loved the film itself also, and was inspired to read the book, which I loved as well. Miss Lindsay should have received more comment from students of good acting in all these years since the film. She definitely gave one of the finest performances I have ever seen by an actress in the movies and I'm63!? - fguerras (10/27/2006): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032610/

 

And yes, Ms. Lindsay has done a slew of films that could fill up a month?s scheduling.

 

*DON?T TAKE HIM FOR GRANTED*

 

Ahhh, Cary Grant. The most perfect name, and the most wonderful voice and the most handsome and sophisticated man. What more d?ya need? Okay okay, he?s the consummate dreamboat ...er...actor. He can be sophisticated or screwball and more than a little dark too. He worked with the creme de la creme of leading ladies who brought out different things in him with each one he worked with. He?s a little different with Hepburn than he is with Dunne, than he is with Loy, than he is with Kerr, than he is with Ginger, than he is with Sheridan, than he is with Eva Marie, than he is with Lombard, than he is with...Hepburn. But I think his best leading lady and the one where they generated the most heat was with Ingrid Bergman. ?NOTORIOUS.? Enough said. Cary Grant is perfect. Even Cary Grant wanted to be Cary Grant.

 

*DEE-LIGHTFUL, DEE-LOVELY FRANCES DEE*

 

Marrying one of the most popular actors in Hollywood and being one of the most delicately beautiful women of the entire 1930?s, who wouldn?t want to spend a day with Frances Dee. This is a chore? She chose marriage and family over a career in Hollywood and Joel McCrea?s gain is our loss. But at least for today we can bask in the luminosity of Frances Dee. And I promise you...there is a shot of her in ?So Ends Our Night? that will take your breath away. She is absolutely, unequivocably and utterly beautiful and quietly talented. And now...Frances Dee.

 

?It was refreshing to see such a twisted sexuality portrayed so cheerfully by an actress this attrractive (sic) in such an old movie. The masochistic gleam in her eyes at the end was worth the price of admission by itself.?-somebodyfamousjr. (5/14/2006): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023818/board/nest/43316048

 

The movie that the poster was referring to: "BLOOD MONEY."

 

*WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN*

 

When you see the names, you?ll know what I?m going for. Celebrities whose lives ended too soon. Some had careers that looked promising. Makes you wonder, sadly, what might have been.

 

*SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING...VICE*

Dastardly Donlevy, Wicked Widmark, Cunning Conte.

 

What can I say...I love the bad boy. Well, maybe, loving him from afar since I?m kind of a good girl. Handsome, bad and makes you want to be bad with him. Yeah. Yeah.

 

*Lethal Ladies*

 

Whether she?s thumbin? a ride, droppin? her lipstick case, showin? her ankle bracelet, pullin? the trigger herself, gettin? a big lug to do it for her OR walking in out of the sunlight, remember this: SHE IS LETHAL!! The prerequisites for a lethal lady: heartless viciousness and beauty. Being a damsel in distress can?t hurt. Being a blonde is not necessary. (Especially if the wig is baad). It?s okay...you?re a big strong man. She?ll let you think it?s your idea. After all, women are the weaker sex. Right?

 

P.S. I don?t know if Claire Trevor should officially be in this category, but hell...that voice and her quintessential 1940?s look and the fact that she?s referred to as a ?big league blonde? is enough in my book. Make up your own schedule. She should always have a gun in her hand.

 

*EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE*

 

Is there a touch of nepotism in Hollywood? Ya think? Probably more on the studio-end of things a la the Kordas or Warners or Zanucks, not so much on the stardom end. But there were many relatives who were film stars; kind of like a family business. We?ve got sisters and brothers and fathers and daughters in this bunch. And there were some stars who worked with those siblings or progeny. Some even worked with both in the same film as is the case with Deborah Kerr (John & Hayley Mills) or Jack Nicholson (with Angelica and John Huston).

 

Now I know you won?t think ?Basic Instinct? with Sharon Stone is a classic though I think that her role as Catherine Tremaine is one of the great female roles in history (yes Katy Scarlett O?Hara, I do) of cinema. Well, imagine this cinemaven?s glee when I saw the movie in the theatres and gave a low squeal. My friend gave me a soft shot in the ribs.

 

Friend: ?WHAT?!?

Me: ?Dorothy Malone!?

Friend: ?Who??

 

My friend?s younger, so I went with something she might know:

 

Me: ?Dorothy Malone! ?Peyton Place.??

Friend: ?Sssh!?

Me: ?Michael Douglas gave a part to Dorothy Malone.?

Friend: ?So??

Me: ?She worked with his father in ?The Last Sunset.??

Friend: ?Oh.?

Movie Patron Behind Us: ?Ssssh!?

 

My favorite sibling link is Bogie working with all three of the Lane Sisters AND including a separate movie with Gale Page. Let?s see if talent runs in the family.

 

*I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR*

 

I don?t know about you, but I could watch a bad B-movie over and over and over again. I love watching these women transform. Why. Schlocky, bad acting, fake-looking sets, day-for-night shots. Not the mark of classic filmmaking. But Allison Hayes stomping around this little town and that fake papier mache hand of hers coming through the roof to get Harry, is worth a Friday night of dinner, drinking and dancing with my friends. There are some serious topics tackled (infidelity, scientific research, ageism) in the midst of the tacky settings. And I LOVE these film for it.

 

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Fredmill38 Schedule

 

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

 

In The Spotlight: Films That Deal with the Sudden

Rise of Individuals Either by Choice or Not of Their Making

 

6:00 am The Miracle Woman (1931) Columbia 91 mins

Burt Reynolds on Spencer Tracy

7:45 am Boy Meets Girl (1938) WB 86 mins

9:15 am A Face in the Crowd (1957) WB 126 mins (ps)

11:30 am All About Eve (1950) FOX 138 mins (ps)

1:49 pm Stars on Horseback (1943) WB 7 mins - One Reel Wonder

2:00 pm A Star is Born (1954) WB 176 mins (ps)

5:00 pm Made on Broadway (1933) MGM 68 mins

Trailer: San Francisco (1936)

6:15 pm Madison Avenue (1962) FOX 94 mins (TCM Premiere)

TCM Now Playing: The Show

 

I'd Make a Deal with the Devil to Get What I Want!: Films Where Working

With Satan or Even Falling into His Clutches Can Lead to

Even Bigger Problems

8:00 pm The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) RKO 112 mins

10:00 pm Angel on My Shoulder (1946) UA 102 mins

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Lloyd Nolan

11:45 pm Haredevil Hare (1948) WB 7 mins - One Reel Wonder

TCM Silent Sunday Nights Promo

Trailer: Lady in the Lake (1947)

12:00 am Silent Sunday Nights Leaves from Satan's Book (1919) Nordisk Film 110 mins (ps)

Nancy Sinatra on Frank Sinatra

2:00 am TCM Imports Faust (1963) Walter Traut/Divina Films 121 mins

TCM Spotlight: The Formosa

4:15 am Alias Nick Beal (1949) Paramount 92 mins (TCM Premiere)

TCM Promo with the Deli Owner

TCM Essentials Promo

 

Monday, March 8th, 2010

 

It's a One Shot Deal: Films with Some of the Greats Together for Only Once

 

6:00 am Inspiration (1931) MGM 76 mins (Garbo and Montgomery)

TCM Imports Promo

TCM Movie News for March

7:30 am Cry Wolf (1947) WB 83 mins (Flynn and Stanwyck)

9:00 am Destry Rides Again (1939) Universal 95 mins (ps) (Stewart and Dietrich)

Trailer: Suspicion (1941)

10:45 am It Happened One Night (1934) Columbia 106 mins (Gable and Colbert)

12:30 pm Charade (1963) Universal 114 mins (ps) (Grant and Hepburn)

2:30 pm Up the River (1930) FOX 92 mins (ps) (Tracy and Bogart)

Jack Lemmon on Billy Wilder

4:15 pm Smart Money (1931) WB 82 mins (Robinson and Cagney)

5:45 pm The Horse Soldiers (1959) UA 120 mins (Wayne and Holden)

7:46 pm Duck Soup to Nuts (1944) WB 6 mins - One Reel Wonder

Trailer: Goldfinger (1964)

 

TCM Spotlight #1: Lucky 13: Films With Some Famous Actors Whose

Names Come Out to 13 Letters

8:00 pm The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) RKO 127 mins (Ingrid Bergman)

10:15 pm I Love You Again (1940) MGM 100 mins (William Powell)

12:00 am Ninotchka (1939) MGM 111 mins (Melvyn Douglas)

2:00 am Paris When It Sizzles (1964) 110 mins (Audrey Hepburn)

4:00 am Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) RKO 95 mins (Carole Lombard)

5:36 am Carole Lombard Biography (1962) 4 mins - One Reel Wonder

TCM.com Promo

5:45 am How to Behave (1936) MGM 10 mins - One Reel Wonder

TCM Silent Sunday Nights Promo

 

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

 

Wait, They're Related!!!: A Group of Films With Siblings Starring in Them

Both in Front of and Behind the Camera

 

(Graves/Arness)

6:00 am Stalag 17 (1953) Paramount 121 mins (ps) (Peter Graves)

TCM Original Programming: The Story of Movies

8:15 am The Farmer's Daughter (1947) RKO 98 mins (James Arness)

 

(Fontaine/DeHaviland)

10:00 am Suspicion (1941) RKO 100 mins (Joan Fontaine)

11:45 am The Strawberry Blonde (1941) WB 99 mins (Olivia DeHaviland)

 

(Andrews/Forrest)

1:30 pm No Minor Vices (1948) MGM 96 mins (Dana Andrews)

3:15 pm Bedevilled (1955) MGM 85 mins (Steve Forrest)

 

(The Shearers)

4:45 pm Their Own Desire (1929) MGM 65 mins (Norma Shearer)

5:51 pm Norma Shearer Biography (1962) 4 mins - One Reel Wonder

6:00 pm San Francisco (1936) MGM 116 mins (Douglas Shearer)

 

Star of the Month: Lloyd Nolan

This Week: On the Right Side and the Wrong Side of the Law

8:00 pm G-Men (1935) WB 87 mins

9:30 pm A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) FOX 128 mins (ps)

11:45 pm Lady in the Lake (1947) MGM 103 mins

1:30 am Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941) FOX 77 mins (TCM Premiere)

Kevin Spacey on Jack Lemmon

3:00 am Sleepers West (1941) FOX 74 mins (TCM Premiere)

4:15 am Counterfeit (1936) Columbia 73 mins

5:30 am Know Your Money (1940) MGM 21 mins - One Reel Wonder

Trailer: Flipper (1963)

 

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

 

"Shirley" You're Not Serious!: Films Devoted to Actresses with the Name of Shirley

 

Shirley Jones

6:00 am The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) MGM 119 mins

8:00 am Oklahoma! (1955) FOX 149 mins (ps)

 

Shirley Temple

10:30 am The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) RKO 96 mins

12:15 pm Adventure in Baltimore (1949) RKO 89 mins

 

Shirley MacLaine

1:45 pm Two for the Seesaw (1962) UA 120 mins (ps)

3:45 pm The Children's Hour (1961) UA 108 mins (ps)

TCM Original Programming: Letterbox vs. Pan and Scan

 

Shirley Eaton

5:45 pm Goldfinger (1964) UA 112 mins (ps)

TCM Movie News for March

7:45 pm Johannesburg "City of Gold" (1953) MGM 9 mins - One Reel Wonder

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Lloyd Nolan

 

Vengeance is Mine: Films that Deal with Some Unhappy

Individuals Looking for Those Who Wronged Them

8:00 pm Nevada Smith (1966) Paramount 131 mins (ps)

10:15 pm Black Hand (1950) MGM 93 mins

Gregory Peck on Lauren Bacall

12:00 am Mr. Soft Touch (1949) Columbia 93 mins

Trailer: Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940)

TCM Now Playing Guide Promo

1:45 am Days of Glory (1944) RKO 86 mins

3:15 am Mask of the Avenger (1951) Columbia 83 mins

4:45 am The Oklahoma Kid (1939) WB 81 mins

TCM Essentials Promo: Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

TCM Underground Promo

 

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

 

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News, I've Gotta Bad Case of Lovin' You!: Films

Devoted to Doctors and Their Staff or Their Patients

 

6:15 am The Right to Romance (1933) RKO 67 mins

7:30 am Society Doctor (1935) MGM 67 mins

TCM.com Promo

TCM Promo with Machinist

8:45 am Dark Victory (1939) WB 105 mins

10:30 am Spellbound (1945) UA 118 mins (ps)

12:30 pm Not as a Stranger (1955) UA 137 mins (ps)

TCM Underground: What is a Cult Film?

Trailer: Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

3:00 pm The Young Doctors (1961) UA 100 mins (ps)

TCM Promo Wall with Ben-Hur

TCM Now Playing Guide Promo

4:45 pm Magnificent Obsession (1954) Universal 108 mins (ps)

6:34 pm Emergency Doctor (1956) RKO 8 mins - One Reel Wonder

6:45 pm Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) MGM 75 mins

 

TCM Spotlight #2: Location! Location!: Welcome to Florida! The Sunshine State

8:00 pm Some Like It Hot (1959) UA 122 mins (ps) (Miami)

Chazz Palmentieri on Edward G. Robinson

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Lloyd Nolan

10:15 pm Key Largo (1948) WB 101 mins (Florida Keys)

12:00 am Moon Over Miami (1941) FOX 91 mins (TCM Premiere) (Miami)

1:32 am So You Want an Apartment (1948) WB 11 mins - One Reel Wonder

1:45 am The Palm Beach Story (1942) Paramount 88 mins (ps) (Palm Beach)

3:15 am Miami Expose (1956) Columbia 73 mins (Miami)

4:30 am Flipper (1963) MGM 91 mins (Florida Keys)

 

Friday, March 12th, 2010

 

I Need to Do What I Can for My Kid: Films Dealing With Parents and Their Children

 

6:01 am That Certain Woman (1937) WB 93 mins

Michael Caine on Cary Grant

7:45 am The Champ (1931) MGM 87 mins

9:15 am Confession (1937) WB 88 mins

10:45 am Stella Dallas (1937) UA 104 mins (ps)

12:30 pm Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) MGM 106 mins

2:17 pm Edward G. Robinson Biography (1962) 4 mins - One Reel Wonder

Trailer: East of Eden (1955)

2:30 pm Mildred Pierce (1945) WB 111 mins

TCM Movie News for March

4:30 pm The Great O'Malley (1937) WB 71 mins

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Lloyd Nolan

5:45 pm Strange Interlude (1932) MGM 110 mins

TCM Original Programming: 100 Years at the Movies

7:45 pm Quant Quebec (1936) MGM 9 mins - One Reel Wonder

TCM Imports Promo

TCM Promo Wall with Jeanette Macdonald from "The Merry Widow"

 

Hey Judge!!: Where the Escapades of Judges Can Be Oh So Troublesome

8:00 pm The Talk of the Town (1942) Columbia 119 mins

10:00 pm Tell It to the Judge (1949) Columbia 87 mins

11:30 pm A Stranger in Town (1943) MGM 70 mins

12:45 am A Family Affair (1937) MGM 69 mins

 

TCM Underground: The Shes Are Out!!

2:00 am The She-Creature (1956) AIP 77 mins

John Frankenheimer on Burt Lancaster

TCM Media Room Promo

TCM Promo Wall with Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller)

3:30 am The She-Beast (1966) Europix-Consolidated Corp 74 mins

4:45 am Cat People (1942) RKO 73 mins

 

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

 

Welcome to the Show!!: Films Devoted to the Circus or Some of Their Performers

 

6:00 am Freaks (1932) MGM 65 mins

TCM Original Programming: 100 Years at the Movies

7:15 am Polly of the Circus (1932) MGM 70 mins

8:30 am The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) WB 85 mins

10:00 am The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Paramount 152 mins (ps)

Carrie Fisher on Debbie Reynolds

TCM Silent Sunday Nights Promo

12:45 pm Man on a Tightrope (1953) FOX 105 mins (TCM Premiere)

2:30 pm Trapeze (1956) UA 106 mins (ps)

TCM Movie News for March

Trailer: Two Smart People (1946) - March 16th, 2010

4:30 pm Ring of Fear (1954) WB 93 mins (ps)

6:04 pm Now You See It (1947) MGM 10 mins - One Reel Wonder

6:15 pm At the Circus (1939) MGM 87 mins

Hollywood in My Hometown: Vertigo (1958)

TCM Promo with Star of the Month Lloyd Nolan

 

Raymond Massey: The Stoic Leader: Films Starring the Famous Canadian

Playing Historical Figures, Thinkers and Some Manical Individuals

8:00 pm The Essentials Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) RKO 110 mins

9:51 pm The Capital City Washington D.C. (1940) MGM 9 mins - One Reel Wonder

10:00 pm Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) WB 118 mins

12:00 am Things to Come (1936) UA 113 mins (ps)

2:00 am East of Eden (1955) WB 115 mins (ps)

4:00 am Desperate Journey (1942) WB 108 mins

TCM Word of Mouth: Maureen O'Hara on John Wayne

Trailer: It Happens Every Spring (1949)

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And that is it, folks. If I am correct, there were no Programming Notes from helenbaby and Fredmill --- if I missed them, please let me know so they can be posted.

 

Again, please everyone who entered check to see that your schedule posted in its entirety.

 

Having just formatted all of the schedules, I literally reread every single line, and you all should be very proud of the fantastic job you've done. Hopefully TCM Programmr is reading over my shoulder.

 

Now, it's up to you to select your favorites. Not only does the winner get a prize --- but the winner also moderates Challenge #14.

 

Best of luck to all.

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