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I agree about Eve Arden!  Actually, she was going to be my "Thinking Outside The Box" person  -- always thought she'd be amazing in film noir but now I'll have to come up with a new idea!! In any kind of film, Eve Arden rocks.


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LP’s Schedule for TCM Programming Challenge #40

Sunday November 3, 2019 – Saturday November 9, 2019

  • STAR OF THE MONTH: Marsha Hunt

  • TCM SPOTLIGHT: Comedy Duos

  • SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: The Gunfighter (1917) & The Border Wireless (1918)

  • TCM IMPORTS: The Baker’s Wife (La Femme du Boulanger 1938)

  • NOIR ALLEY: Jigsaw (1949) & Raw Deal (1948)

  • CHALLENGE #1: Royal Coronations

  • CHALLENGE #2: TCM Locations Tour

  • CHALLENGE #3: Danny Kaye Takes on British Classics



  • 1.       Agatha Christie’s Alibi (1931)

  • 2.       Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939)

  • 3.       D.A.: Murder One (1969)

  • 4.       Damn Yankees (1958)

  • 5.       The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

  • 6.       Hellzapoppin’ (1941)

  • 7.       Here Comes Cookie (1935)

  • 8.       Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

  • 9.       Murder Goes to College (1937)

  • 10.   The Naughty Nineties (1945)

  • 11.   Never Say Die (1939)

  • 12.   The Sound of Music (1965)

  • 13.   That’s My Boy (1951)

  • 14.   Two’s Company (1936)

  • 15.   What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)



  • 1.       The Baker’s Wife (La Femme du Boulanger 1938)

  • 2.       The Border Wireless (1918)

  • 3.       Champagne for Caesar (1950)

  • 4.       Down to Earth (1917)

  • 5.       Elizabeth (1998)

  • 6.       Feel My Pulse (1928)

  • 7.       The Gunfighter (1917)

  • 8.       Jigsaw (1949)

  • 9.       The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

  • 10.   See How They Run (1955)

  • 11.   Taming of the Shrew (1929)

  • 12.   Victoria the Great (1937)



  • ·       1910s: 3

  • ·       1920s: 4

  • ·       1930s: 24

  • ·       1940s: 20

  • ·       1950s: 20

  • ·       1960s: 19

  • ·       1970s: 3

  • ·       1980s: 3

  • ·       1990s: 1

  • ·       2000s: 1



-------------------Sunday November 3, 2019-------------------



Challenge #2—New Program



(Every week introduced from the specified location featuring interviews with location managers and historians)

6:00am Hollywood Hotel (1937) Dick Powell & Rosemary Lane, dir Busby Berkeley WB 1h49min (p/s)

8:00am Moonlight Murder (1936) Chester Morris & Madge Evans, dir Edwin L Marin MGM 1h6min (p/s)

9:15am SHORT: Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl (1950) dir William Hanna & Joseph Barbera MGM 8min

9:30am Anchors Aweigh (1945) Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra, dir George Sidney MGM 2h20min (p/s)

12:00pm Double Indemnity (1944) Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck, dir Billy Wilder PAR 1h47min (p/s)

2:00pm SHORT: Hollywood Bowl (1938) Sara Berner & Jack Mercer, dir Elmer Perkins UI 7min

2:15pm It’s a Great Feeling (1949) Doris Day & Dennis Morgan, dir David Butler WB 1h25min (p/s)

3:45pm SHORT: Pink, Plunk, Plink (1966) dir Hawley Pratt UA 6min

4:00pm Hollywood or Bust (1956) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, dir Frank Tashlin PAR 1h35min (p/s)

5:45pm SHORT: Long-Haired Hare (1949) Mel Blanc, dir Chuck Jones WB 8min

6:00pm SHORT: Baton Bunny (1959) Mel Blanc, dir Chuck Jones WB 7min

6:15pm Champagne for Caesar (1950) Ronald Colman & Celeste Holm, dir Richard Whorf UA 1h39min PREMIERE




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

9:45pm The Birds (1963) Tippi Hedren & Rod Taylor, dir Alfred Hitchcock UI 1h59min (p/s)



11:45pm The Gunfighter (1917) William S. Hart & Margery Wilson, dir William S. Hart, Kay-Bee Pictures 50min EXEMPT PREMIERE

12:45am The Border Wireless (1918) William S. Hart & Wanda Hawley, dir William S. Hart PAR 50min EXEMPT PREMIERE



1:45am The Baker’s Wife (La Femme du Boulanger 1938) Raimu & Ginette Leclerc, dir Marcel Pagnol 2h13min EXEMPT PREMIERE



--------------------Monday November 4, 2019------------------



Happy 100th Birthday, Martin Balsam

4:00am Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Audrey Hepburn & Martin Balsam, dir Blake Edwards PAR 1h55min (p/s)

6:00am Cape Fear (1962) Gregory Peck & Martin Balsam, dir J Lee Thompson UI 1h45min (p/s)

7:45am 12 Angry Men (1957) Martin Balsam & Henry Fonda, dir Sidney Lumet UA 1h36min (p/s)

9:30am Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins & Martin Balsam, dir Alfred Hitchcock PAR 1h49min (p/s)

11:30am A Thousand Clowns (1965) Jason Robards & Martin Balsam, dir Fred Coe UA 1h58min (p/s)

1:30pm Seven Days in May (1964) Burt Lancaster & Martin Balsam, dir John Frankenheimer PAR 1h58min (p/s)

3:30pm Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Albert Finney & Lauren Bacall, dir Sidney Lumet PAR 2h8min (p/s)

5:45pm Marjorie Morningstar (1958) Gene Kelly & Martin Balsam, dir Irving Rapper WB 2h8min PREMIERE



Challenge #1—New Leaf


(What’s more life changing than a coronation?)

8:00pm Victoria the Great (1937) Anna Neagle & Anton Walbrook, dir Herbert Wilcox RKO 1h52min EXEMPT PREMIERE

10:00pm Elizabeth (1998) Cate Blanchett & Geoffery Rush, dir Shekhar Kapur UI 2h EXEMPT PREMIERE

12:00am The King’s Speech (2010) Colin Firth & Geoffery Rush, dir Tom Hooper, UK Films 1h58min (p/s)

2:00am The Prince and the Pauper (1937) Errol Flynn & the Mauch Twins, dir William Keighly WB 1h58min (p/s)

4:00am The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) Ronald Colman & Madeleine Carroll, dir John Cromwell UA 1h41min (p/s)



----------------------------Tuesday, November 5, 2019---------------------------




5:45am Five Came Back (1939) Patric Knowles & Chester Morris, dir John Farrow RKO 1h15min (p/s)

7:00am Four’s a Crowd (1938) Patric Knowles & Errol Flynn, dir Michael Curtiz WB 1h32min (p/s)

8:45am Three Came Home (1950) Patric Knowles & Claudette Colbert, dir Jean Negulesco FOX 1h46min (p/s)

10:45am Two’s Company (1936) Patric Knowles & Ned Sparks, dir Tim Whelan UA 1h4min PREMIERE

12:00pm D.A.: Murder One (1969) Patric Knowles & Robert Conrad, dir Boris Sagal UI 2h PREMIERE




(R.I.P. to Fox Studios, now part of Disney—daytime & primetime tribute)

2:00pm Cavalcade (1933) Diana Wynyard & Clive Brook, dir Frank Lloyd FOX 1h52min (p/s)

4:00pm How Green Was My Valley (1941) Walter Pidgeon & Maureen O’Hara, dir John Ford FOX 1h58min (p/s)

6:00pm Gentlemen’s Agreement (1947) Gregory Peck & Dorothy Maguire, dir Elia Kazan FOX 1h58min (p/s)

8:00pm All About Eve (1950) Bette Davis & Anne Baxter, dir Joseph L Makiewicz FOX 2h18min (p/s)

10:30pm The Sound of Music (1965) Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer, dir Robert Wise FOX 2h52min PREMIERE

1:30am Patton (1970) George C Scott & Karl Malden, dir Franklin Schaffner FOX 2h52min (p/s)

4:30am The French Connection (1971) Gene Hackman & Roy Scheider, dir William Friedkin FOX 1h44min (p/s)



-----------------------Wednesday November 6, 2019-----------------------------




6:15am The Parent Trap (1961) Hailey Mills & Maureen O’Hara, dir David Swift DISNEY 2h9min (p/s)

9:30am A Stolen Life (1946) Bette Davis & Glenn Ford, dir Curtis Bernhardt WB 1h49min (p/s)

11:30am The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) Louis Hayward & Warren William, dir James Whale UA 1h53min (p/s)

1:30pm The Palm Beach Story (1942) Claudette Colbert & Joel McCrea, dir Preston Sturges PAR 1h28min (p/s)

3:00pm The Dark Mirror (1946) Olivia de Havilland & Lew Ayres, dir Robert Siodmak UI 1h25min (p/s)

4:30pm Wonder Man (1945) Danny Kaye & Virginia Mayo, dir H Bruce Humberstone RKO 1h38min (p/s)

6:15pm The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Jim Henson & Frank Oz, dir Jim Henson HENSON/DISNEY 1h37min PREMIERE




8:00pm Hellzapoppin’ (1941) Ole Olsen & Chic Johnson, dir HC Potter UI 1h24min PREMIERE

9:30pm Here Comes Cookie (1935) George Burns & Gracie Allen, dir Norman Z McLeod PAR 1h5min PREMIERE

10:45pm The Naughty Nineties (1945) Bud Abbot & Lou Costello, dir Jean Yarbrough UI 1h16min PREMIERE

12:15am Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939) Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, dir Frank Tuttle UI 1h15min PREMIERE

1:30am That’s My Boy (1951) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, dir Hal Walker PAR 1h44min PREMIERE

3:15am Diplomaniacs (1933) Bert Wheeler & Robert Woolsey, dir William A Seiter RKO 1h (p/s)

4:15am SHORT: Duck Soup (1927) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir Fred Guiol, Hal Roach 15min



------------------------Thursday November 7, 2019-------------------------------




4:30am The Magnificent Seven (1960) Yul Brynner & Steve McQueen, dir John Sturges UA 2h8min (p/s)

6:45am Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Burt Lancaster & Tony Curtis, dir Alexander Mackendrick UA 1h36min (p/s)

8:30am The World of Henry Orient (1964) Peter Sellers & Tippy Walker, dir George Roy Hill UA 1h46min (p/s)

10:30am The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) John Wayne & Dean Martin, dir Henry Hathaway PAR 2h2min (p/s)

12:45pm To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Gregory Peck & John Megna, dir Robert Mulligan UI 2h9min (p/s)

3:00pm The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) Frank Sinatra & Kim Novak, dir Otto Preminger UA 1h59min (p/s)

5:00pm The Great Escape (1963) Steve McQueen & Richard Attenborough, dir John Sturges UA 2h52min (p/s)




(Only 3 winners of “Best Actress in a Musical” went on to reprise their role in the film version)

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

10:00pm Call Me Madam (1953) Ethel Merman & Donald O’Connor, dir Walter Lang FOX 1h54min (p/s)

12:00am Bells are Ringing (1960) Judy Holliday & Dean Martin, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 2h6min (p/s)

2:15am Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982) Angela Lansbury & George Hearn, dir Terry Hughes & Harold Prince RKO 2h20min (p/s)



-----------------------------Friday November 8, 2019--------------------------------




4:45am Last Holiday (1950) Alec Guinness & Beatrice Campbell, dir Henry Cass WB 1h28min (p/s)

6:15am A Day at the Races (1937) The Marx Brothers & Margaret Dumont, dir Sam Wood MGM 1h51min (p/s)

8:15am Send Me No Flowers (1964) Doris Day & Rock Hudson, dir Norman Jewison UI 1h40min (p/s)

10:00am Why Worry? (1923) Harold Lloyd & Mildred Davis, dir Fred C Newmeyer, Hal Roach 1h3min (p/s)

11:15am Nothing Sacred (1937) Carole Lombard & Fredric March, dir William A Wellman UA 1h17min (p/s)

12:45pm Up In Arms (1944) Danny Kaye & Dana Andrews, dir Elliott Nugent RKO 1h45min (p/s)

2:30pm Feel My Pulse (1928) Bebe Daniels & William Powell, dir Gregory La Cava PAR 1h EXEMPT PREMIERE (PD)

3:30pm Swing High, Swing Low (1937) Carole Lombard & Fred MacMurray, dir Mitchell Leisen PAR 1h32min (p/s)

5:15pm Down to Earth (1917) Douglas Fairbanks, & Eileen Percy, dir John Emerson, Fairbanks Pictures 1h11min EXEMPT PREMIERE (PD)

6:30pm Never Say Die (1939) Bob Hope & Martha Raye, dir Elliott Nugent PAR 1h22min PREMIERE



Challenge #3—Actors Outside The Box


8:00pm The Pirates of Penzance (1983) Kevin Kline & Angela Lansbury, dir Wilford Leach UI 1h52min EXEMPT PREMIERE

10:00pm See How They Run (1955) Ronald Shiner & Wilfrid Hyde-White, dir Leslie Arliss, Lion 1h24min EXEMPT PREMIERE

11:30pm Taming of the Shrew (1929) Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks, dir Sam Taylor UA 1h3min EXEMPT PREMIERE (PD)

12:45am Agatha Christie’s Alibi (1931) Austin Trevor & Franklin Dyall, dir Leslie S Hiscott, Hagen, 1h15min PREMIERE

2:00am Oliver! (1968) Mark Lester & Ron Moody, dir Carol Reed COL 2h33min (p/s)



-------------------------Saturday November 9, 2019----------------------




4:45am Calamity Jane (1953) Doris Day & Howard Keel, dir David Butler WB 1h41min (p/s)

6:30am The Merry Widow (1934) Maurice Chevalier & Jeanette MacDonald, dir Ernst Lubitsch MGM 1h39min (p/s)

8:15am SHORT: Pioneer Days (1930) Walt Disney & Marcellite Garner, dir Burt Gillett DISNEY 7min

8:30am Meet Me in St Louis (1944) Judy Garland & Margaret O’Brien, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h53min (p/s)

10:30am Two Weeks with Love (1950) Jane Powell & Ricardo Montalban, dir Roy Rowland MGM 1h30min (p/s)

12:00pm Oklahoma (1955) Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones, dir Fred Zinnemann FOX 2h25min (p/s)

2:30pm Brigadoon (1954) Gene Kelly & Cyd Charisse, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h48min (p/s)

4:30pm The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) Ginger Rogers & Carol Channing, dir Arthur Lubin RKO 1h32min (p/s)

6:15pm Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Jane Powell & Howard Keel, dir Stanley Donen MGM 1h42min (p/s)




8:00pm Murder Goes to College (1937) Roscoe Karns & Marsha Hunt, dir Charles Reisner PAR 1h17min PREMIERE

9:30pm A Letter for Evie (1946) Marsha Hunt & Hume Cronyn, dir Jules Dassin MGM 1h29min (p/s)

11:00pm Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (1939) Ann Sothern & Marsha Hunt, dir Robert B Sinclair MGM 1h10min (p/s)

12:15am NOIR ALLEY: Jigsaw (1949) Franchot Tone & Marsha Hunt, dir Fletcher Markle 1h12min EXEMPT PREMIERE

1:30am NOIR ALLEY: Raw Deal (1948) Dennis O’Keefe & Marsha Hunt, dir Anthony Mann GFD 1h19min (p/s)

3:00am Panama Hattie (1942) Red Skelton & Marsha Hunt, dir Norman Z McLeod MGM 1h19min (p/s)

4:30am None Shall Escape (1944) Marsha Hunt & Alexander Knox, dir Andre De Toth COL 1h25min (p/s)


(Note: Special programming feature to have SOTM on Saturday to have Marsha Hunt’s noir films appear on noir alley, and mostly as an excuse therefore to have Eddie Muller host all evening, so this month there would be no TCM Underground)

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On 4/2/2019 at 4:37 AM, LonesomePolecat said:

P.S. when I pasted this, a bunch of titles randomly ended up underlined and I can't figure out how or why, and I can't seem to change it

Makes me crazy when I spend hours formatting one of these schedules and when I paste it into the TCM message boards inevitably something looks weird!

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
All the Hemingway you can Stand 
06:00 AM To Have and Have Not (1944) Warner Bros BW-100 min Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan Dir:Howard Hawks P/S
07:45 AM The Breaking Point (1950) Warner Bros BW-97 min John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phylis Thaxter Dir:Michael Curtiz P/S
09:30 AM (Noir) The Killers (1964) Universal C-93 min Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin Dir:Don Siegel  EXEMPT
11:15 AM A Farewell to Arms (1932) Paramount BW-89 min Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou Dir Frank Borzage P/S
12:45 PM For whom the Bell Tolls (1943) Paramount C-170 min Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman Dir Sam Wood P/S
03:45 PM The Killers (1946) Universal BW-103 min Edmond O'Brien, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner  Dir Robert Siodmak P/S
05:30 PM The Old Man and the Sea (1958) Warner Bros C-87 min Spencer Tracy Dir John Sturges P/S
07:00 PM The Spanish Earth (1937) Contemporary Historians BW-52 Orson Welles narrates Dir Joris Ivens P/S
Sunday Evening:  Revolutionary Documentaries
08:00 PM  The Thin Blue Line (1988) Mirimax C-103 min Dir Errol Morris Premiere #1
10:00 PM  Listen to England (1942) Crown Film BW-19 min Dir Humphrey Jennings, Stewart McAllister  Premiere #2
10:30 PM  Land without Bread (1933) Ramon Acin BW-27 min D:Luis Bunuel  Premiere#3
Almost Revolutionary Silents
11:15 PM  L'Age D'Or (1930) Vicomte de Noailles BW-63 min Gaston Modot, Lya Lys Dir Luis Bunuel  Premiere #4
Revolutionary Film from a Revolutionary State
12:30 AM (Silent) October:  Ten Days that Shook the World (1927) Sovkino BW-104 min Vladimir Popov, Vasili Nikandrov  Dir Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Alexandsrov EXEMPT
02:30 AM (Foreign) The Colour of Pomegranates (1969) Armenfilm Studios C-79 min Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Aleykan Dir Sergei Parajanov  EXEMPT
04:00 AM (Foreign) Come and See (1985)  Mosfilm C-142 min  Aleksei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova  Dir Elem Klimov  EXEMPT
Monday, July 22, 2019
Suspicious husbands, compromised wives
06:30 AM The Passionate Friends (1948) Universal BW-96 min Claude Rains, Ann Todd, Leslie Howard  Dir David Lean P/S
08:15 AM Spring in a Small Town (1948) Wenhua Film Company BW-98 min  Yu Shi, Wei Wei, Li Wei  Dir Mei Fu  Premiere#5
10:00 AM The Browning Version (1951) Javelin film  BW-90 min  Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick  Dir nthony Asquith P/S
11:30 AM Anna Karenina (1935)  MGM BW-95 min Basil Rathbone, Greta Garbo, Fredric March D:Clarence Brown P/S
01:15 PM Dial M For Murder (1954) Warner Bros C-105 min Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings. Dir Alfred Hitchcock. Warner Brothers. P/S
Unworthy men and the women who love them
03:00 PM Man's Castle (1933) Columbia BW-66 min Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young Dir Frank Borzage P/S
04:15 PM Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Universal  BW-86 min Joan Fontaine, Louis Jordan Dir Max Ophuls P/S
05:45 PM Floating Clouds (1955) Toho BW-123 min Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Moro Dir Mikio Naruse  Premiere#6
TCM Programming Challenge #1:  Turning over a New Leaf (Identity Crisis)
08:00 PM The Passenger (1975)  CIPI Cinematographica/MGM C-119 min  Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider D:Michelangelo Antonioni LEAF-EXEMPT
10:15 PM  Blade Runner (1982) Warner Bros C-117 min Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Dir Ridley Scott LEAF-EXEMPT (Director's cut)
12:30 AM  Vertigo (1958) Paramount C-128 min James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes Dir Alfred Hitchcock P/S
02:45 AM  Persona (1966) Svensk Filmindustri BW-83 min Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Dir Ingmar Bergman P/S
04:15 AM  The Tenant (1976) Paramount C-125 min Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas Dir Roman Polanski Premiere #7
Tuesday July 23, 2019
Crime may not pay, but it can be a lot of fun
06:30 AM  Jewel Robbery (1932) Warner Bros BW-70 min William Powell, Kay Francis Dir William Diertele P/S
07:45 AM  Blonde Crazy (1931) Warner Bros BW-79 min James Cagney, Joan Blondell  Dir Roy del Ruth P/S
09:15 AM  Sylvia Scarlett (1935) RKO ARBW-90 min Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant Dir George Cukor P/S
10:45 AM  The Thin Man (1934) MGM BW-93 min William Powell, Myrna Loy Dir W.S. Van Dyke P/S
12:30 PM  Trouble in Paradise (1932) Paramount BW-83 min Miriam Hopkins, George Marshall, Kay Francis Dir Ernst Lubitsch P/S
02:00 PM  The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936) Oberon Films BW-80 min Rene Lefevre, Jules Berry Dir Jean Renoir  Premiere #8
03:30 PM  The Pilgrim (1923) First National Film Company Bw-40 min Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance  Dir Charles Chaplin P/S
04:15 PM  The story of a Cheat (1936) Films Sonores Tobis BW-81 min Sacha Guitry, Marguerite Moreno  Dir Sacha Guitry P/S
05:45 PM  Monsieur Verdoux (1947) United Artists BW-124 min Charles Chaplin, Martha Raye, Marilyn Nash Dir Charles Chaplin P/S
TCM Spotlight-before they were Hollywood stars
08:00 PM  The Saga of Gosta Berling (1924) Svensk Filmindustri BW-185 min Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson  Dir Mauritz Stiller P/S
11:15 PM  The Blue Angel (1930) UFA BW-99 min Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings Dir Josef von Sternberg P/S
01:00 AM  If... (1968) Paramount C-111 min  Malcom MacDowell, Christine Noonan Dir Lindsay Anderson Premiere #9
03:00 AM  The 39 Steps (1935) Gaumont British Picture Corporation BW-86 min Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll Dir Alfred Hitchcock P/S
04:30 AM  The Wild Cat (1921) Universum Film BW-82 min Pola Negri, Paul Heidemann Dir Ernst Lubitsch P/S
Wednesday July 24, 2019
Happy Birthday Delmer Daves
06:00 AM Love Affair (1939) RKO BW-87 min Irene Dunner, Charles Boyer Dir Leo McCarey P/S
07:30 AM Dames (1934) Warner Bros BW-91 min Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell  Dir Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley P/S
09:15 AM Destination Tokyo (1943) Warner Bros BW-135 min Cary Grant, John Garfield  Dir Delmer Daves P/S
11:30 AM Dark Passage (1947) Warner Bros BW-106 min Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart  Dir Delmer Daves P/S
Happy Birthday Ermanno Olmi
01:30 PM The Finances (1963) Titanus BW-77 min Carlo Cabrini, Anna Canzi D; Ermanno Olmi P/S
03:00 PM Il Posto (1961) Titanus BW-93 min Sandro Panseri, Loredana Detto, Dir Ermanno Olmi P/S
04:45 PM The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) Radiotelevisione Italiana C-185 min Luigi Omaghi, Francesca Moriggi  Dir Ermanno Olmi P/S
Star of the Month Donald Sutherland
08:00 PM Start the Revolution Without Me (1970) Warner Bros C-90 min Donald Sutherland, Gene Wilder  Dir Bud Yorkin P/S
09:45 PM Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) United Artists C-115 min Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright Dir Philip Kaufman P/S
11:45 PM Don't Look Now (1973) British Lion Films C-110 min Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie Dir Nicolas Roeg Premiere #10
01:45 PM 1900 (1976) Produzioni Europee Associati C-317 min  Donald Sutherland, Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu  Dir Bernardo Bertolucci Premiere #11
Thursday July 25, 2019
Celebrating Louis Bleriot's flight across the channel, the early days of flight
07:15 AM Hell's Angels (1930) United Artists BW-131 min Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow  Dir Howard Hughes P/S
09:30 AM Wings (1927) Paramount BW-144 min Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen  Dir William Wellman P/S
12:00 PM With Byrd at the South Pole (1930) Paramount BW-82 min Rear Adm Richard E. Byrd No Director credited P/S
01:30 PM The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) Warner Bros C-135 min James Stewart, Murray Hamilton  Dir Billy Wilder P/S
Happy Birthday Woody Strode
03:45 PM Sergeant Rutledge (1960) Warner Bros C-111 min Woody STrode, Jeffrey Hunter, Billie Burke  Dir John Ford P/S
05:45 PM The Man who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Paramount BW-123 min Woody Strode, James Stewart, John Wayne  Dir John Ford P/S
TCM Programming Challenge #2 Thinking Outside the Box (with the alteration appearing in italics)
08:00 PM The Sound of Music (1965) 20th Century Fox C-174 min Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer  Dir Leo McCarey BOX-EXEMPT
11:15 PM The Birth of a Nation (1915) David W. Griffith Corp BW-193 min Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall  Dir Oscar Micheaux P/S
02:45 AM Mouchette (1967) UGC/CFDC BW-78 min Jenny Agutter, Jean-Claude Guibert  Dir Robert Bresson BOX-EXEMPT
04:15 AM Ninotchka (1939) MGM BW-111 min Greta Garbo, Cary Grant  Dir Ernst Lubitsch P/S
Friday, July 26, 2019
Happy Birthday Stanley Kubrick
06:15 AM Spartacus (1960) Universal C-184 min Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov  Dir Stanley Kubrick P/S
09:30 AM The Killing (1956) United Artists BW-83 min Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Elisha Cook, Jr, Marie Windsor Dir Stanley Kubrick P/S
11:00 AM Paths of Glory (1957) United Artists BW-88 min Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready  Dir Stanley Kubrick P/S
12:30 PM Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and love the Bomb (1964) Columbia BW-93 Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Dir Stanley Kubrick, P/S
02:15 PM 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) MGM C-142 min Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain, Gary Lockwood  Dir Stanley Kubrick P/S
04:45 PM Barry Lyndon (1975) Warner C-184 min Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson Dir Stanley Kubrick
08:00 PM The Shining (1980) Warner Bros C-144 min Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers Dir Stanley Kubrick Premiere #12
10:30 PM Lolita (1962) MGM BW-152 min James Mason, Peter Sellers, Shelly Winters  Dir Stanley Kubrick P/S
01:15 AM (Underground) A Clockwork Orange (1971) C-137 min Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee  Dir Stanley Kubrick P/S
03:45 AM (Underground) Eyes Wide Shut (1999) C-159 min Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman  Dir Stanley Kubrick EXEMPT
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
06:30 AM The Little Foxes (1941) RKO BW-115 min Better Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright  Dir William Wyler P/S
08:30 AM Mildred Pierce (1945) Warner Bros BW-111 min Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Jo-Ann Marlowe  Dir Michael Curtiz  P/S
10:30 AM The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (1964) Arco Films BW-137 min Enrique Irazoqui, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante  Dir Pier Paolo Pasolini  Premiere #13
01:00 PM Kes (1969) Kestrel, C-110 min, David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie  Dir Ken Loach P/S
03:00 PM Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Universal BW-108 min Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Patricia Collinge D:Alfred Hitchcock P/S
05:00 PM Yi Yi (2000) Kuzui Enterprises C-173 min Wu Nien-jen, Jonathan Chang, Kelly Lee  Dir Edward Yang Premiere #14
08:00 PM The Tree of Life (2011) Fox Searchlight C-139 min Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Sean Penn  Dir Terrence Malick Premiere #15
A Little Late Night Mystery
10:30 PM Rope (1948) Warner Bros C-80 min John Dall, Farley Granger, James Stewart.  Dir Alfred Hitchcock. Warner Brothers. 80 mins. P/S
12:00 AM (Noir) The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) Faces Distribution C-108 min Ben Gazzara, Seymour Cassel  Dir John Cassavetes EXEMPT
02:00 AM Laura (1944) Fox BW-87 min, Clifon Webb, Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney Dir Otto Preminger P/S
TCM Programming Challenge #3:  New Programming Feature (Academy Award Directorial Nominee Premiere/Sight and Sound top 250 movie premiere/Gratuitous Nudity Selection)
03:30 AM Mulholland Dr. (2001) Universal C-146 min Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring  Dir David Lynch Feature-EXEMPT
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Week of July 21-July 27, 2019
SOTM:  Donald Sutherland
Noir Alley:  The Killers (1964), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Silent Sunday Nights:  October (1927)
TCM Imports:  The Color of Pomegranates (1969), Come and See (1985)
Special Monthly Spotlight:  Before they were Hollywood Stars
TCM Undergound:  A Clockwork Orange (1971), Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Listen to Britain (1942)
Land Without Bread (1933)
L'Age D'Or (1930)
Spring in a Small Town (1948)
Floating Clouds (1955)
The Tenant (1976)
The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)
If... (1968)
Don't Look Now (1973)
1900 (1976)
The Shining (1980)
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (1964)
Yi Yi (2000)
The Tree of Life (2011)
Exempt Premieres
The Killers (1964) (noir)
October (1927) (Silent)
The Color of Pomegranates (1968) (Foreign)
Come and See (1985) (Foreign)
The Passenger (1975) (Leaf)
Blade Runner (1982) (Leaf)
The Sound of Music (1965) (Box)
Mouchette (1967) (Box)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) (Undergroud)
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) (Noir)
Mulholland Dr. (2001) (feature)
1910s   1
1920s   5
1930s  20
1940s  15
1950s    9
1960s  15
1970s  10
1980s    4
1990s    1
2000s    2
2010s    1
The guiding idea behind this schedule is to get as many films from theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies that have not appeared on TCM to appear on the schedule.  Of the 26 premieres, only one, the 1964 The Killers appear on the theyshootpictures.com top 500 movies.  (You can find a list of such movies on page three of this thread:  http://forums.tcm.com/topic/186211-movies-you-almost-despair-of-seeing-on-tcm/?page=3)  Many of these movies appeared in the Sight and Sound top 250 films poll of 2012.  The reason The Killers is an exception is to fit the celebration of birthday boy Ernest Hemingway.  The last movie, The Spanish Earth, happily blends into three innovative documentaries, which blends into a Luis Bunuel premiere, and then a silent/foreign night with three Soviet films.  This helps the theme of revolution (Bastille Day being the week before.)
Monday starts with two themes that introduce two more premieres, suspicious husbands and wayward wives, and unworthy men and the women who love them.  Monday night introduces the first TCM challenge, characters turning over a new leaf.  Here, five characters face an identity crisis.  They certainly turn over a new leaf, even if they may end up dead or crazy.  Tuesday spends the day discussing the amusing side of crime, before introducing the monthly spotlight, Hollywood stars before they were Hollywood stars.
Wednesday looks at birthday boys Delmer Daves and Ermanno Olmi.  For Daves we have two films he helped write, then two he helped direct.  Then it's star of the month Donald Sutherland, whose birthday was on the 17th.  Since Thursday marks the 110th anniversary of Louis Bleriot's flight across the English Channel, it starts off with movies celebrating the early history of flight, then has two in honor of birthday boy Woody Strode.  Then we have the second TCM programming challenge.  What if Leo McCarey directed a major Technicolor musical?  What if Birth of a Nation had a black director?  What if Robert Bresson decided to hire a professional actress?  What if Ernst Lubitsch directed Cary Grant? 
All of Friday celebrates birthday boy Stanley Kubrick.  Then much of Saturday is devoted to the theme of unhappy families in all their varieties, climaxing with the TCM premiere of The Tree of Life in what was, and apparently will be, the Essentials spot.  Given that I have to premiere another noir, and my last TCM programming challenge has a very specific film in mind, late Saturday night is devoted to mysteries. 
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Question:  Do we have to include The Essentials as part of the schedule??  It had gone away (now it's back) and I had not planned on dealing with it (and don't think the other schedules have) but was just checking . . .

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On 5/20/2019 at 6:15 AM, lydecker said:

Question:  Do we have to include The Essentials as part of the schedule??  It had gone away (now it's back) and I had not planned on dealing with it (and don't think the other schedules have) but was just checking . . .

Since the initial post said no Essentials, I guess that still sticks :)

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On 3/29/2019 at 4:53 PM, CinemaInternational said:

7:45 AM Hot Spell (1958) Shirley Booth & Anthony Quinn 😧 Daniel Mann Paramount 86 min Leaf-Exempt premiere #2

Boy, I hope Nipkow makes the effort to come over here and vote for you!

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Lydecker’s TCM Schedule #40:  “Turning Over A New Leaf.”

Week of June 7, 2020 to June 13, 2020


 SOTM:  Aline MacMahon

TCM Spotlight:  Con Artists

Noir Alley:  Black Widow (1987)

Silent Sunday:  For The Term Of His Natural Life (1927)

TCM Imports: The Castle (1997) & The Dressmaker (2015)

TCM Underground:  Hounds From Hell

Challenge #1:  New Leaf:  Sudden Wealth

Challenge #2:  New Programming Segment:  The Face Is Familiar

Challenge #3:  Thinking Outside The Box:  Ann Sothern in Film Noir


TCM Premieres:

 Dangerous To Know (1938)

Christmas Holiday (1944)

Man of the World (1931)

The Money Pit (1986)

Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)

The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)

Mantrap (1926)

Lucky Cisco Kid (1940)

Blade Runner (1982)

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

The Menace (1932)

Black Widow (1987)


Exempt Premieres:

 For The Term of His Natural Life (1927)

The Castle (1997)

The Dressmaker (2015)

The Come-On (1956)

Brewster’s Millions (1985)

Brewster’s Millions (1935)

Zoltan, Hound of Dracula (1978)

Play Dead (1983)

Dogs of Hell (1983)


By decade:


1920’s: 2                     1950’s:  17

1930’s:  24                   1960’s:  1

1940’s:  34                    1970’s:  5

1980’s:  7                    2000’s:  2

1990’s:  2                    2010’s:  2


A few notes on my schedule for Challenge #40:

Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons didn’t just write about films; they actually appeared in some and Sunday AM showcases just a few of these.  Next, we have “Backlot Battles,” those films which are more famous for the drama that went on behind the scenes than what appeared on screen. In primetime, it’s “Mankiewicz on Mankiewicz,” 3 films (including 2 TCM Premieres) hosted by Ben Mankiewicz which were written by his grandfather, legendary screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz. Sunday winds up with a trio of fine Australian films for your viewing pleasure. 

Believe it or not, 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the invention of the rotary dial telephone so Monday morning features 3 films where phones play a key role.  Monday afternoon we have a “Plethora of Powells,” including: Dick, Bill, Jane, Michael and Eleanor. Monday primetime presents my suggested TCM Programming Feature  --  “The Face Is Familiar” which brings some much-needed attention to those workhorse character actors who you see all the time, but don’t quite recall their names. Monday shines the spotlight on a favorite of mine, Paul Picerni, who gave over 200 memorable performances on film and TV. Tuesday daytime is all about the pain of home renovation (I’m sure we can all relate!) followed by a birthday salute to Robert Preston.  In primetime, we feature films that were shot at one of the most beloved and famous film locations in Los Angeles  --  The Bradbury Building.  1950’s Redheads and Sinclair Lewis are featured on Wednesday daytime and, in primetime, it’s All About Aline MacMahon, my SOTM.  I have so long admired this actress and I am thrilled to finally put her in the SOTM spotlight.

Thursday begins with my “New Leaf” Challenge which is the sudden acquisition of lots and lots of money and how it changes lives. Later that day, in honor of Challenge #40, we showcase the 1940 film debuts of 4 actors who went on to have stellar careers.  In Primetime, my “Thinking Outside the Box” Challenge suggests that Ann Sothern, mostly known for her comic roles (Think:  “Maisie”) would have made an amazing leading actress in film noirs. Friday we have the films of the participants in an interesting Hollywood Marriage Go Round  -- Lana Turner who married Lex Barker who married Arlene Dahl who married Fernando Lamas who married Esther Williams.  Talk about your six degrees of separation! Friday afternoon is all about being Brainwashed followed by a TCM Spotlight on those clever but devious folks everybody loves to watch  --  Con Artists.  Friday night concludes with TCM Underground:  Hounds From Hell.  No Lassies or Rin Tin Tins here.

The Hollywood Cricket Club, founded by C. Aubrey Smith (a famous “cricketeer”) was legendary in the 1930’s and if you were a British actor working in Hollywood, membership was virtually mandatory. Saturday mornings’ films feature some of the more lauded members of the Cricket Club including Boris Karloff, David Niven, H. B. Warner and Ronald Coleman.  Then, birthday salutes take over as two very talented guys, Ian Hunter and Tay Garnett, share the day.  My Noir Alley selection is a neo noir from 1987, “Black Widow,” starring Debra Winger and Theresa Russell.  I hope Eddie shows it one of these days soon.  Finally, to conclude the week we have 2 films which are Black (But Not Noir!)


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TCM Programming Challenge #40

June 7-13, 2020


SUNDAY, June 7


“If you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me.”

Hedda & Louella

6 AM Hollywood Hotel (1937) Dick Powell & Rosemary Lane & Louella Parsons. Dir:  Busby Berkeley. WB, 109 min. p/s

8 AM Without Reservations (1946) Claudette Colbert & John Wayne & Louella Parsons. Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy. RKO, 101 min. p/s

9:45 AM Let Us Be Gay (1930) Norma Shearer & Rod La Rocque & Hedda Hopper. Dir:  Robert Z. Leonard. MGM, 79 min. p/s

11:15 AM  Dangerous To Know (1938) Anna May Wong & Akim Tamiroff & Hedda Hopper. Dir:  Robert Florey. PAR, 70 min. Premiere


“I have never made a practice of slapping people, but I’m dangerously close to slapping you now.”

Backlot Battles

12:30 PM Manpower (1941) Edward G. Robinson & Marlene Dietrich. Dir:  Raoul Walsh. WB, 103 min. p/s

2:15 PM Golden Earrings (1947) Ray Milland & Marlene Dietrich. Dir:  Mitchell Leisen. PAR, 95 min. p/s

4 PM Old Acquaintance (1943) Bette Davis & Miriam Hopkins. Dir:  Vincent Sherman. WB, 110 min. p/s

6 PM Johnny Guitar (1954) Joan Crawford & Sterling Hayden. Dir:  Nicholas Ray. REP, 110 min. p/d


“It isn’t enough to tell us what a man did.  You’ve got to tell us who he was.”

Mankiewicz on Mankiewicz

8 PM Christmas Holiday (1944) Deanna Durbin & Gene Kelly.  Dir:  Robert Siodmak. UNIV, 93 min. Premiere

9:45 PM A Woman’s Secret (1949) Maureen O’Hara & Melvyn Douglas. Dir: Nicholas Ray. RKO, 94 min. p/s

11:15 PM Man of the World (1931) William Powell & Carole Lombard. Dir:  Richard Wallace. PAR, 72 min. Premiere


Silent Sunday/TCM Imports

Australian Cinema

12:30 AM For the Term of His Natural Life (1927) George Fisher & Eva Novak. Dir:  Norman Dawn. Australasian Films, 102 min. Silent Exempt

2:15 AM The Castle (1997) Michael Caton & Anne Tenney.  Dir:  Rob Sitch. Village Roadshow/Miramax, 84 min. Import Exempt

3:45 AM The Dressmaker (2015) Kate Winslet & Judy Davis. Dir:  Jocelyn Moorhouse. UNIV, 118 min.  Import Exempt


MONDAY, June 8


“People don’t commit murder on credit.”

Happy 100th Anniversary to the Dial Telephone

6 AM Dial M For Murder (1954) Ray Milland & Grace Kelly. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. WB, 105 min. p/s

8 AM Phone Call From A Stranger (1953) Gary Merrill & Shelley Winters. Dir:  Jean Negulesco. FOX, 105 min. p/s

9:45 AM Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Barbara Stanwyck & Burt Lancaster. Dir:  Anatole Litvak. PAR, 89 min. p/s


“Life in this family is just one subpoena after another.”

A Plethora of Powells

11:15 AM To The Ends of the Earth (1948) Dick Powell & Signe Hasso. Dir:  Robert Stevenson. COL, 109 min. p/s

1:15 PM Ship Ahoy (1942) Eleanor Powell & Red Skelton. Dir:  Edward Buzzell. MGM, 95 min. p/s

3 PM My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell & Carole Lombard. Dir:  Gregory LaCava. UNIV, 94 min. p/s

4:45 PM 49th Parallel (1941) Leslie Howard & Laurence Olivier. Dir:  Michael Powell. GFD/COL, 123 min. p/s

7 PM Private Screenings:  Jane Powell (1995) Jane Powell & Robert Osborne. Dir:  Tony Barbon. TCM, 45 min. p/s


“Can you imagine me in this high class graveyard?”

Challenge #2 --  New Programming Feature  -- 

“The Face Is Familiar”   --  Tonight:  Paul Picerni

8 PM The Young Philadelphians (1959) Paul Newman & Barbara Rush. Dir:  Vincent Sherman. WB, 136 min. p/s

10:30 PM To Hell and Back (1955) Audie Murphy & Marshall Thompson. Dir:  Jesse Hibbs. Universal, 106 min.

12:30 AM The Come On (1956) Anne Baxter & Sterling Hayden. Dir:  Russell Birdwell. Allied Artists, 83 min. Feature-Exempt

2 AM Breakthrough (1950) David Brian & John Agar. Dir:  Lewis Seller. WB, 93 min. p/s

3:45 AM Airport (1970) Burt Lancaster & Dean Martin. Dir:  George Seaton. Universal, 137 min. p/s




“It just seems a little pricey for a unique fixer-upper opportunity, that’s all.”

Home Renovation

6:15 AM George Washington Slept Here (1942) Jack Benny & Ann Sheridan. Dir:  William Keighley. WB, 93 min. p/s

8 AM The Money Pit (1986) Tom Hanks & Shelley Long. Dir:  Richard Benjamin. Amblin, 91 min. Premiere

9:45 PM Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) Cary Grant & Myrna Loy. Dir:  H.C. Potter. RKO, 93 min. p/s

11:30 AM Under The Tuscan Sun (2003) Diane Lane & Sandra Oh. Dir:  Audrey Wells. Touchstone, 113 min.  Premiere


“Oh, God. There’s nothing more inconvenient than an old queen with a head cold.”

Happy 102nd Birthday, Robert Preston.

1:30 PM Beau Geste (1939) Gary Cooper, Ray Milland & Robert Preston. Dir:  William Wellman. PAR, 112 min. P/S

3:30 PM The Lady Gambles (1949) Barbara Stanwyck & Robert Preston. Dir:  Michael Gordon. UNIV, 99 min. Premiere

5:15 PM Victor Victoria (1982) Julie Andrews, James Garner & Robert Preston. Dir:  Blake Edwards. MGM, 132 min. p/s

7:30 PM MGM Parade


“More human than human is our motto.”

Shot at the Bradbury Building

8 PM Shockproof (1949) Cornel Wilde & Patricia Knight. Dir:  Douglas Sirk. COL, 79 min. p/s

9:30 PM Blade Runner (1982) Harrison Ford & Rutger Hauer. Dir:  Ridley Scott. WB, 117 min. Premiere

11:30 PM D.O.A. (1949) Edmund O’Brien & Pamela Britton. Dir:  Rudolph Mate. UA, 83 min. p/s

1 AM The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) Irene Dunne & Alan Marshal. Dir:  Clarence Brown. MGM, 126 min. p/s

3:15 AM The Artist (2011) Jean Dujardin & Berenice Bejo. Dir:  Michael Hazanavicius. Studio 37/La Petite Reine, 100 min. p/s

5 AM M (1951) David Wayne & Howard DaSilva. Dir:  Joseph Losey. COL, 86 min. p/s




“I’ll not fight with a lady.”  “I’m no lady when I fight.”

1950’s Redheads

6:30 AM No Questions Asked (1951) Barry Sullivan & Arlene Dahl. Dir: Harold F. Kress. MGM, 80 min. p/s

8 AM The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) Rhonda Fleming & Glenn Ford. Dir:  Leslie Fenton. PAR, 82 min. Premiere

9:30 AM At Sword’s Point (1952) Cornel Wilde & Maureen O’Hara. Dir: Lewis Allen. RKO, 81 min. p/s

11 AM The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) Lucille Ball & Eddie Albert. Dir:  Lloyd Bacon. COL, 85 min. p/s


“He’s one of those custom-built internationals you see in the rotogravure section every Sunday.”

Based on a Book by Sinclair Lewis

12:30 AM Mantrap (1926) Clara Bow & Percy Marmont. Dir:  Victor Fleming. PAR, 86 min. Premiere

2 PM Dodsworth (1936) Walter Huston & Ruth Chatterton. Dir:  William Wyler. Samuel Goldwyn, 101 min. p/s

3:45 PM Elmer Gantry (1960) Burt Lancaster & Jean Simmons. Dir:  Richard Brooks. UA, 146 min. p/s

6:15 PM Untamed (1940) Ray Milland & Patricia Morrison. Dir:  George Archainbaud. PAR, 83 min. p/s


“Just the kind of man I’ve been looking for.  Lots of money and no resistance.”

SOTM --  Aline MacMahon

8 PM Five Star Final (1931) Edward G. Robinson & Marian Marsh. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. FN, 89 min. p/s

9:30 PM One Way Passage (1932) William Powell & Kay Francis. Dir:  Tay Garnett. WB, 69 min. p/s

10:45 PM The World Changes (1933) Paul Muni & Aline MacMahon. Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy. FN, 91 min. p/s

12:30 AM Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Warren William & Joan Blondell. Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy. WB, 97 min. p/s

2:15 AM Heat Lightning (1937) Aline MacMahon & Ann Dvorak. Dir:   Mervyn LeRoy. WB, 64 min., p/s

3:30 AM Side Streets (1934) Aline MacMahon & Paul Kelly. Dir:  Alfred E. Green. FN, 63 min. p/s

4:45 AM The Search (1948) Montgomery Clift & Aline MacMahon. Dir:  Fred Zinnemann. MGM, 105 min. p/s




“$20,000,000. That’s quite a lot, isn’t it?”

Challenge #1 --  Turning Over a New Leaf  --  Sudden Wealth

6:45 AM Million Dollar Baby (1941) Priscilla Lane & Jeffrey Lynn. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt. WB, 100 min. p/s

8:30 AM Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) Gary Cooper & Jean Arthur. Dir:  Frank Capra. COL, 115 min. p/s

10:30 AM  Brewster’s Millions (1985) Richard Pryor & John Candy. Dir:  Walter Hill. Universal, 100 min. Premiere – Leaf Exempt

12:15 PM Brewster’s Millions (1935) Jack Buchanan & Lili Damita. Dir:  Thornton Freeland. British Dominion Film Corp. 80 min. --  Leaf Exempt


“That’s the way a lot of us think about Schwab’s Drug Store.  Kind of a combination office, coffee clutch and waiting room.”

In Honor of Challenge #40  --  1940 Film Debuts

1:45 PM City For Conquest (1940) James Cagney & Ann Sheridan. Dir:  Anatole Litvak. WB, 104 min. p/s (Arthur Kennedy Film Debut)

3:30 PM They Knew What They Wanted (1940) Carole Lombard & Charles Laughton. Dir:  Garson Kanin. RKO, 90 min. p/s (Karl Malden Film Debut)

5 PM 20 Mule Team (1940) Wallace Beery & Leo Carrillo. Dir:  Richard Thorpe. MGM, 82 min. p/s (Anne Baxter Film Debut)

6:30 PM Lucky Cisco Kid (1940) Cesar Romero & Mary Beth Hughes. Dir:  H. Bruce Humberstone. FOX, 68 min. Premiere (Dana Andrews Film Debut)


“You know tiger, I didn’t know they made ‘em as smart and beautiful as you are. Or as hard.”

Challenge #3  --  Ann Sothern in Film Noir

8 PM Human Desire (1954) Glenn Ford & Ann Sothern. Dir:  Fritz Lang. COL, 90 min. p/s

9:30 PM Lured (1947) George Sanders & Ann Sothern. Dir:  Douglas Sirk. UA, 102 min. p/s

11:15 PM Pitfall (1948) Dick Powell & Ann Sothern. Dir:  Andre De Toth. UA, 86 min. p/s

12:45 AM Too Late For Tears (1949) Ann Sothern & Don DeFore. Dir:  Byron Haskin. UA, 100 min. p/s


“It’s not too late. Oh, but it is.”

I Thought You Were Dead So I Joined The Convent.

2:30 AM Green Dolphin Street (1947) Lana Turner & Van Heflin. Dir:  Victor Saville. MGM, 142 min. p/s

5 AM White Sister (1933) Helen Hayes & Clark Gable. Dir:  Victor Fleming. MGM, 105 min. p/s


FRIDAY, June 12


“Am I to understand you forbid me to borrow your husband?”

Hollywood Marriage-Go-Round  --  Lana & Lex & Arlene & Fernando & Esther

6:45 AM These Glamour Girls. (1939) Lew Ayres & Lana Turner. Dir:  S. Sylvan Simon. MGM, 79 min. p/s

8:15 AM Tarzan’s Magic Fountain (1949) Lex Barker & Brenda Joyce. Dir:  Lee Sholem. RKO, 73 min. p/s

9:30 AM Inside Straight (1951) David Brian & Arlene Dahl. Dir:  Gerald Mayer. MGM, 87 min. p/s

11 AM The Girl Who Had Everything (1953) Elizabeth Taylor & Fernando Lamas. Dir: Richard Thorpe. MGM, 69 min. p/s

12:15 PM Dangerous When Wet (1953) Esther Williams & Fernando Lamas. Dir:  Charles Walters. MGM, 95 min. p/s


“His brain has not only been washed, as they say, it has been dry cleaned.”


2 PM Fingers At The Window (1942) Lew Ayres & Laraine Day. Dir:  Charles Lederer. MGM, 80 min. p/s

3:30 PM The Confession (1970) Yves Montand & Simone Signoret. Dir: Costas-Gavras. PAR.,139 min. p/s

6 PM The Fearmakers (1958) Dana Andrews & Dick Foran. Dir:  Jacques Rouneur. UA, 85 min. p/s


“You need at least a dozen guys doing a combination of cons. Off the top of my head I’d say you’re looking at a Boeski, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever.”

TCM Spotlight  --  Con Artists

8 PM Ocean’s Eleven (2001) George Clooney & Brad Pitt. Dir:  Steven Sonderberg. WB, 117 min. Premiere

10 PM The Spanish Prisoner (1997) Ben Gazarra & Felicity Huffman. Dir:  David Mamet. SONY, 110 min. Premiere

12 AM Paper Moon (1973) Ryan O’Neal & Madeline Kahn. Dir:  Peter Bogdanovich. PAR, 102 min. p/s


“Man’s best friend is now man’s greatest fiend.”

TCM Underground/Hounds From Hell

2 AM Zoltan, Hound of Dracula (1978) Jose Ferrer & Michael Pataki. Dir:  Albert Band. EMI Films, 90 min. Exempt

3:30 AM Play Dead (1983) Yvonne DeCarlo & Stephanie Dunnam. Dir: Peter Wittman. United Const., 86 min. Exempt

5 AM Dogs of Hell (1983) Earl Owensby & Bill Gribble. Dir:  Worth Keeter. E.O. Corp, 89 min. Exempt




“It’s about cricket, sir  --  cricket!

The Hollywood Cricket Club

6:30 AM Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) Freddie Bartholomew & C. Aubrey Smith. Dir:  John Cromwell. MGM, 102 min. p/s

8:30 AM The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith & David Niven. Dir:  John Cromwell. SELZ, 101 min. p/s

10:30 AM British Intelligence (1940) Boris Karloff & Margaret Lindsay. Dir:  Terry Morse. WB, 61 min. p/s

11:45 AM The Menace (1932) H.B. Warner & Bette Davis. Dir:  Roy William Neill. COL, 64 min. Premiere

1 PM Bulldog Drummond’s Secret Police (1939) John Howard & H. B. Warner. Dir:  James Hogan. PAR, 56 min. p/s


“You see before you a true gentleman.”

Happy Birthday, Ian Hunter

2 PM The Girl From 10th Avenue (1935) Bette Davis & Ian Hunter. Dir:  Alfred E. Green. FN/WB, 70 min. p/s

3:15 PM Another Dawn (1937) Kay Francis & Errol Flynn. Dir:  William Dieterle. WB, 73 min. p/s

4:30 PM Strange Cargo (1940) Joan Crawford & Clark Gable. Dir:  Frank Borzage. MGM, 113 min. p/s

6:30 PM I Found Stella Parish (1935) Kay Francis & Ian Hunter. Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy. WB, 85 min. p/s

“You won’t find anything cheap around here.”

 Happy Birthday, Tay Garnett

8 PM Bataan (1943) Robert Taylor & George Murphy. Dir:  Tay Garnett. MGM, 114 min. p/s

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


“A complex series of seductions and murders?  That’s not something you see a woman do.” “Which part you think a woman’s not up to  --  the seduction or the murder?”

Noir Alley

12 AM Black Widow (1987) Debra Winger & Theresa Russell. Dir:  Bob Rafelson. FOX, 102 min. Premiere


“Cancel the Super Bowl?  That’s like cancelling Christmas!”

Black, But Not Noir

2 AM Black Sunday (1977) Robert Shaw & Bruce Dern. Dir:  John Frankenheimer. PAR, 143 min. p/s

4:30 AM Black Gold (1947) Anthony Quinn & Katharine DeMille. Dir:  Phil Karlson. AA, 90 min.

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That's great! Ann Sothern would have been great in film noir! I love that "Face is Familiar" idea-- so many character actors that we see all the time that we don't necessarily know their names. Case in point, the guy you picked, I had to look up, and once I saw his face I knew who he was, and found over 200 IMDB credits. This is a much needed program! (Enclosing his picture):


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On 5/25/2019 at 11:44 PM, LonesomePolecat said:

Since the initial post said no Essentials, I guess that still sticks :)

Sorry, I overlooked Lydecker's question.  No Essentials was not required.  It seemingly had gone away at the start of this contest.

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Great schedules everyone! I enjoyed each and every one posted.


I loved your themes about cooking and plastic surgery.  The idea of Hitchcock directing Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce was very intriguing.  I also loved that Sudden Fear was the Noir Alley feature.  I cannot remember if Eddie Muller has featured it on his series or not.  I loved the spotlight on aviatrices in honor of Amelia Earhart.  Joan Collins is a fantastic choice for Star of the Month and I'd look forward to seeing some of Elizabeth Montgomery's TV Movies.

Cinema International-

I loved the idea of casting Eve Arden in dramatic roles--no doubt she'd do a fantastic job. I loved the spotlights on Dorothy McGuire and 1960s Disney films.  I'm a big fan of Gene Tierney and I'd welcome a day of her films and even a SOTM spotlight.  Clue is always a welcome feature on the Underground series--it's way better than The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. I also enjoyed the theme of Saturday premieres and laughed at the idea of Hot Spell being scheduled.  Maybe someday TCM will make this happen.

Lonesome Polecat-

I loved your idea of TCM on Location--Hollywood Bowl for the first installment of your new programming feature.  Kermit the Frog was an inspired choice for host.  Being a bird owner, I enjoyed the spotlight on "Birds Trained by Ray Berwick," very creative way to figure out how to schedule What's So Bad About Feeling So Good? The spotlights on Martin Balsam and Identical Twins are definitely programming that I'd watch. I love Danny Kaye, I'd welcome him on TCM in any form.  I wish he'd made more films.  Finally the spotlight on Elmer Bernstein is excellent. I loved his music for Sweet Smell of Success


I enjoyed the Hemingway spotlight very much.  I definitelyly could watch a series of films based on his books.  I liked the "Crime May Not Pay..." and "Happy Families..." spotlights.  Delmer Daves is an excellent director.  I've enjoyed many of his films.  I also liked the blocks of "Suspicious husbands, compromised wives" programming and the title made me laugh. I loved Letter From an Unknown Woman and I liked seeing it scheduled in the "Unworthy Men and the Women Who Loved Them" block. Finally, I thought the late night mystery block was fun.


I loved the idea of Aline MacMahon as Star of the Month.  Backlot Battles sound very intriguing as does Mankiewicz on Mankiewicz.  I enjoyed the spotlight on dial telephones in honor of the 100th anniversary.  Just the other day, I was recommending some good suspense films to my co-worker and inadvertently found myself recommending three films about terrifying phone calls (Dial M For Murder, Sorry Wrong Number and Midnight Lace). I do enjoy the home renovation block, especially as an owner of a home that needs work. Finally, I want to see a block of Ann Sothern noir.  That sounds excellent. 


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