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TCM Canada February 2019


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The following is a list of all scheduled substitutions on TCM Canada in February.

On February 2 at 8:15 AM, Julie (1956) replaces The Third Man (1949).

On February 3 at 8:00 PM, Dragon Seed (1944) replaces The Lion in Winter (1968).

On February 6 at 12:00 PM, Kismet (1944) replaces Brigadoon (1954).

On February 6 at 4:15 AM, The Pirate (1948) replaces Gigi (1958).

On February 7 at 6:15 AM, Always in My Heart (1942) replaces Weary River (1929).

On February 7 at 5:30 PM, King Rat (1965) replaces Birdman of Alcatraz (1962).

On February 8 at 2:30 PM, Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) replaces My Favorite Wife (1940).

On February 9 at 3:30 PM, Calamity Jane (1953) replaces The Madness of King George (1994).

On February 10 at 9:45 PM, The Chocolate Soldier (1941) replaces The Thin Man (1934).

On February 12 at 2:00 PM, This Land is Mine (1943) replaces To Be or Not to Be (1942).

On February 14 at 7:45 AM, Romeo and Juliet (1936) replaces Random Harvest (1943).

On February 16 at 8:15 AM, Min and Bill (1930) replaces Way Out West (1937).

On February 19 at 2:15 AM, Agatha (1979) replaces Three Colors: Red (1994).

On February 22 at 7:30 AM, A Day at the Races (1937) replaces Mighty Joe Young (1949).

On February 22 at 3:15 PM, The Sundowners (1960) replaces National Velvet (1944).

On February 23 at 5:30 AM, Flying Down to Rio (1933) replaces 42nd Street (1933).

On February 24 at 4:00 AM, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) replaces Holiday (1938).

On February 25 at 9:45 PM, G Men (1935) replaces Little Caesar (1931).

On February 27 at 2:00 PM, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) replaces The Asphalt Jungle (1950).

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5 minutes ago, GordonCole said:

I am making a novena for Miss Wonderly since I don't think she is going to like this revolting development and who can blame her?

Some of the substitutions are arguably better. For example, I would say A DAY AT THE RACES is an improvement over MIGHTY JOE YOUNG.

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

A lot of substitutions. I can see why Canadian viewers would be a bit upset....

I was prompted to do this after a recent thread complaining, justifiably, about certain titles for which TCM is unable (or unwilling) to negotiate the Canadian licensing rights. It has gotten a lot better over the years, though. When TCM was first available in Canada (in January 2006), between 40% and 60% of the films on each month's schedule were not aired in Canada. These days, the rate of substitutions is almost always between 10% and 20%, and sometimes lower than that.

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