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TCM Programming Challenge #42 -- "The Game's Afoot"

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TCM Programming Challenge #42

“The Game’s Afoot” --  A Sherlock Holmes Challenge

 Some background:

 Path40a created the first TCM Programming Challenge in February, 2006 to give people a glimpse into the complexities of the programming process. The challenge has endured because it allows entrants to exercise their imagination, display their knowledge and introduce rare classics. TCM Programming Challenges are neither sponsored nor endorsed by TCM but tcmprogrammr has stated that programmers happily steal ideas from these schedules.  Many entrants have had the joy of seeing their themes and movie selections air on TCM. The Challenge is to create a week’s schedule following TCM’s standard format.  

 When it begins/When it ends:

 This challenge starts at 12:00 PM (EST) Sunday, January 12, 2020 and ends 11:59 PM (EST) Sunday, February 9, 2020. A voting thread will be started shortly after the end of the challenge. 

 Who can enter/Who can vote:

 Everyone is welcome to create and post a schedule. Don’t be shy! Anyone who was a registered forum member prior to January, 2019 will be allowed to vote for their favorite schedule in a separate voting thread after the challenge is closed. You may either vote by posting your selection on the thread or by directly messaging the moderator. The winner has the honor of hosting the next challenge.

 What you need to do:

 1. Create a week's schedule which begins at 6 AM (EST) Sunday and ends at 6 AM (EST) the following Sunday.  The week selected must be between February 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021.

2.  Each day’s programming should begin at 6 AM (EST.) However, if you begin an occasional day at 6:15 AM or 6:30 AM that’s no problem.

3.  Primetime/Evening MUST begin at 8 PM (EST.) 

4. Feature films must start on the hour, quarter-hour, half-hour or three-quarters hour.  Short films or other material can be used to “fill-in” between movies so that there is never more than 14 minutes of unscheduled time between features.

 Your schedule must include:

 1.  Star of the Month  -- At least 4 movies on one evening to showcase an actor.  The SOTM must have a body of work large enough to allow similar blocks the other weeks in the month. 

2.  Silent Sunday Night  -- A silent film which begins at approximately 12 AM (EST) Sunday night/Monday morning. 

3.  TCM Imports  -- A foreign film that begins at approximately 2 AM (EST) Monday morning.

4.  TCM Spotlight  -- A group of films which showcase a theme which appears in prime time one night a week for a month.

5.  The Essentials  --- An indispensible classic film that begins at 8 PM (EST) Saturday night.

6.  TCM Underground  -- A little known or “cult” film which begins at approximately 2 AM (EST) Friday night. 

7.  Noir Alley  -- A film noir which may air either at 12 AM or 10 AM on Sunday.

8.  Mandatory Challengesas outlined for TCM Programming Challenge #42 “The Game’s Afoot  -- A Sherlock Holmes Challenge.” 

Oh-By-The Ways

Silent Sunday Night, TCM Imports and TCM Underground are exempt from the limit of premieres stated in the requirements for this challenge.

You may include a Guest Programmer but you are not required to do so unless it is a mandatory challenge requirement.

 Programming related to birthdays, anniversaries of historical or cinematic importance, genres, places or anything else that can reasonably be thematically grouped together is encouraged. Thought provoking, humorous and/or outrageous themes are especially welcome.

 Programming notes to explain your themes or to provide additional information on your selected movies are not required but are greatly encouraged. These notes should be on a separate post following the posting of your schedule.

 Format and Justifications:

 Follow the standard TCM scheduling format for each film: Time, Title, Year, Actor(s) Director(s) Studio, Running Time and justification.

 For example:

6:15 PM The Big Movie(1932) Kay Francis & William Powell. Dir:  Lionel Barrymore. Colossal Films, 162 min., Premiere.

 Running times and studio information may be found in the TCM database or at IMDB.com

 Justifications:

 P/S for movies or programs which have been previously shown. 

E or “Exempt” for Silent Sunday Night, TCM Imports or TCM Underground films.

PD or “Public Domain” for films in the public domain.

“Premiere” for movies which count toward the Challenge allowance on premiers.

No notation is needed for any movie in the original Turner film library.

 

Studio abbreviations which may be used:

·         UI = Universal International Pictures

·         WB = Warner Brothers

·         MGM = Metro Goldwyn Mayer

·         RKO = RKO Radio Pictures

·         PAR = Paramount

·         COL = Columbia

·         FOX = 20th Century Fox

·         RANK = J Arthur Rank

·         UA = United Artists

 

Film library, SOTM, and previous challenge archive links plus other information:

 The original Turner library consisted of:  Warner Brothers (pre-1948 only,) MGM (pre-1986 only) and RKO (all years.) 

 Disney animated feature films are never allowed because Disney will not license them to TCM.  Disney live action films are allowed, either as previously shown films or as premieres.  Animated movies created by other studios whose rights were later acquired Disney are allowed as previously shown films or as premieres. Disney shorts or cartoons which have been previously shown on TCM are allowed.

 All other theatrical films are allowed as premieres.

 Movies in the original Turner library are:

 Warner Brothers (pre-1948 only):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Warner_Bros._films

MGM (pre-1986 only):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer_films

RKO (all):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_RKO_Pictures_films

 Movies in the public domain:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_in_the_public_domain_in_the_United_States

 Columbia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Columbia_Pictures_films

United Artists:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_Artists_films

Samuel Goldwyn:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Goldwyn_Productions

20thCentury Fox:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_20th_Century_Fox_films

Paramount:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_Paramount_Pictures_films

Universal:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Universal_Pictures_films

British Gaumont/Gainsborough:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gainsborough_Pictures_films

J. Arthur Rank:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rank_Organisation

 

 

A link of previous Stars Of The Month can be found here:

https://forums.tcm.com/forum/130-star-of-the-month/

 Previous Challenges can be reviewed here:

https://forums.tcm.com/forum/138-tcm-program-challenges-archive/

How to tell if a movie has aired previously on TCM:

 Many thanks to Moviecollector for this “unofficial report”

of what has aired on TCM since 2001. It can be a great 

resource as you are creating your schedule.

 http://www.moviecollectoroh.com/reports/TCM_SCHEDULES_SUMMARY_alpha.htm

 Thanks to previous Challenge Moderators for the opportunity to liberally "borrow" from their instructions. Questions?  Just ask. 

 

 

 

 

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TCM Programming Challenge #42  

“The Game’s Afoot”

A Sherlock Holmes Challenge

 

 

Challenge #1: Elementary, my dear Watson.”

The Actors

Sherlock Holmes, the 19thcentury creation of Arthur Conan Doyle, has, since the dawn of film, been irresistible to filmmakers. Over 40 actors, of many different nationalities, have played Holmes in theatrical releases including: John Barrymore, Arthur Wontner, Basil Rathbone and Robert Downey, Jr.  The pipe-smoking crime-solver has even been played by a mouse! (A complete list of actors who have played Sherlock Holmes on film can be found on Wikipedia.) You are to program a block of films (minimum of 4) featuring an actor whose portrayal of Sherlock Holmes you admire.  You may have 3 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit. Mark these: Actor-Exempt.

 Challenge #2:  “I call it ‘A Scandal in Bohemia.’ Not a bad title, eh?”

The Titles

You are to program a block of films (minimum of 4) based on a title from the extensive Sherlock Holmes filmography.  Examples of titles include: “Dressed To Kill,” The Speckled Band,” “The Sign of Four” and “Without A Clue.”  There are many, many more. You may have 3 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit.  Mark these: Title-Exempt.

 Challenge #3: “One must adapt oneself to the tools at hand.”

The Themes

 Whatever the era, whatever the actor, Sherlock Holmes’ films utilize several recurring motifs, settings and props including: disguises, drug use, violin-playing, deductive reasoning, Victorian England, Nazis (in the 1940’s Universal series) etc., etc. You are to program a block of films (minimum of 4) based on a recurring theme found in Sherlock Holmes films.  You may have 3 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere limit.  Mark these: Theme-Exempt.

 Challenge #4:  “It’s fearfully awkward having a dead body lying about.”

Mystery Movie Series (optional)

 Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson teamed up 14 times to create one of the most popular mystery movie series ever. You are to program a block of films (minimum of 4) featuring one of your favorite mystery movie series. You may have 2 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere count.  Mark these: Series-Exempt.

 Challenge #5:  “The old days of grab and greed are on their way out.”

1942 (optional)

 In honor of Challenge #42, you are to program a block of films (minimum of 4) inspired by the year 1942.  It can be an event, the year of someone’s birth, a film produced in that year --  anything you choose.  Here’s a link to some of the historical and cultural events which took place in 1942: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1942.html You may have 2 films in this challenge which will not go against your premiere count.  Mark these:  1942-Exempt.

 

You may use up to 12 premieres in this challenge. This is in addition to any exempt premieres used in your challenges. 

 The week selected must be between February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021.  

This challenge starts at 12:00 PM (EST) Sunday, January 12 and ends 11:59 PM (EST) Sunday, February 9, 2020.

 The game’s afoot!  Good luck.

 

 

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Question -- for the mystery series block can it be different iterations of the same crime-solver, or does it have to be part of an actual studio's official series? To use Sherlock as an example, could I do a Basil film and a Peter Cushing film, etc, or do they all have to be Basil films?

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8 hours ago, LonesomePolecat said:

Question -- for the mystery series block can it be different iterations of the same crime-solver, or does it have to be part of an actual studio's official series? To use Sherlock as an example, could I do a Basil film and a Peter Cushing film, etc, or do they all have to be Basil films?

It should be part of the same official series but different actors can play the lead character.  For instance, several different actors played Ellery Queen, there were more than a couple Perry Masons in that series, etc. etc.

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Great challenge! I'll have to see if I can find time to create a schedule.  I just didn't have time for the last schedule.

I almost feel sheepish to admit that I've never seen a Sherlock Holmes movie.  The closest I have come is seeing The Great Mouse Detective

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3 hours ago, speedracer5 said:

Great challenge! I'll have to see if I can find time to create a schedule.  I just didn't have time for the last schedule.

I almost feel sheepish to admit that I've never seen a Sherlock Holmes movie.  The closest I have come is seeing The Great Mouse Detective

Well, now's your chance to check a couple Sherlock Holmes films out!  Round out your classic movie education.  Hope you have time to do a schedule.

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On 1/22/2020 at 6:55 PM, LonesomePolecat said:

Somethin' wrong with Great Mouse Detective?!?! It does have the best villain!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UQg4zb9dsA

You sure are right about that LonesomePolecat! After all! He was "the brain who brought you the Big Ben Caper."

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6 hours ago, JamesStewartFan95 said:

You sure are right about that LonesomePolecat! After all! He was "the brain who brought you the Big Ben Caper."

This villain is right up there with Cruella DeVil!!

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Hope to start seeing some amazing schedules soon!!!

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LP's schedule for TCM Programming Challenge # 42 – “The Game’s Afoot”

 

Week of December 27, 2020 – January 2, 2021

SOTM: Mildred Natwick

THE ESSENTIALS: What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

TCM UNDERGROUND: Krull (1983)

TCM IMPORTS & Challenge #4 (Mystery Movie Series) - Jean Gabin’s Maigret films

TCM SPOTLIGHT & CHALLENGE #2 (Title) - Mysterious time loops inspired by The Return of Sherlock Holmes

NOIR ALLEY: The Lady Confesses (1945) & Lady in the Death House (1944)

CHALLENGE #1 (Actor): Michael Caine from Without a Clue

CHALLENGE #3 (Theme): British Housekeepers inspired by Sherlock’s Mrs. Hudson

CHALLENGE #5 (1942): 1942 Best Documentary Oscar Winners (4-way tie)

 

PREMIERES:

  1. 1.     The Butter and Egg Man (1928)
  2. 2.     Damn Yankees (1958)
  3. 3.     Kid Millions (1934)
  4. 4.     Maigret dirige l’enquete [Maigret Conducts the Investigation] (1956)
  5. 5.     Never Steal Anything Small (1959)
  6. 6.     New Year’s Eve (1929)
  7. 7.     Peeper (1975)
  8. 8.     Pirates of Penzance (1983)
  9. 9.     Saskatchewan (1954)
  10. 10.The Secret Garden (1993)
  11. 11.Wabash Avenue (1950)
  12. 12.Where’s Charley? (1952)

 

EXEMPT PREMIERES:

1.     Apache Rose (1947)

2.     The Atomic Man (1955)

3.     Cameron of the Royal Mounted (1921)

4.     The Green Man (1956)

5.     Groundhog Day (1993)

6.    How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)

7.     Inspector Maigret (1958)

8.     Kokoda Front Line! (1942)

9.     Krull (1983)

10.The Lady Confesses (1945)

11.Lady in the Death House (1944)

12.Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959)

13.Maigret voit rouge [Maigret Sees Red] (1963)

14.Mary Poppins (1964)

15.Moscow Strikes Back (1942)

16.Noises Off… (1992)

17.Red River Valley (1936)

18.Roses are Red (1947)

19.Snowblind (1921)

20.Tokyo Rose (1946)

21.While Nero Fiddled (1944)

22.Youth to Youth (1922)

23.   Without a Clue (1988)

24.   The Yankee Senor (1926)

 

-----------Sunday December 27, 2020-------------

 

FILMED IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

6:00am Canadian Pacific (1949) Randolph Scott & Jane Wyatt, dir Edwin L Marin FOX 1h35min (p/s)

7:45am Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961) Jean Coutu & Emile Genest, dir Jack Couffer, Disney 1h41min (p/s)

9:30am River of No Return (1954) Robert Mitchum & Marilyn Monroe, dir Otto Preminger FOX 1h30min (p/s)

11:00am Springtime in the Rockies (1942) Betty Grable & John Payne, dir Irving Cummings FOX 1h20min (p/s)

12:30pm The Far Country (1954) James Stewart & Ruth Roman, dir Anthony Mann UI 1h37min (p/s)

2:15pm 49th Parallel (1941) Leslie Howard & Laurence Olivier, dir Michael Powell GFD 1h44min (p/s)

4:00pm Snowblind (1921) Mary Alden & Russell Simpson, dir Reginald Barker, Goldwyn 1h PD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

5:00pm Saskatchewan (1954) Alan Ladd & Shelley Winters, dir Raoul Walsh 1h27min PREMIERE

6:30pm Cameron of the Royal Mounted (1921) Gaston Glass & Irving Cummings, dir Henry MacRae, Winnipeg 1h6min PD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

7:45pm SHORT: Beautiful Banff and Lake Louise (1935) Donald Novis & James A. Fitzpatrick, dir Benjamin D Sharpe MGM 9min

 

Challenge #4:  Mystery Movie Series 

SPECIAL NIGHT OF TCM IMPORTS: INSPECTOR MAIGRET, CREATED BY GEORGES SIMENON

8:00pm Inspector Maigret (1958) Jean Gabin & Anne Giardot, dir Jean Delannoy, Intermodia 1h59min SERIES-EXEMPT PREMIERE

10:00pm Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959) Jean Gabin & Michel Auclair, dir Jean Delannoy, Intermodia 1h41min SERIES-EXEMPT PREMIERE

11:45pm Maigret voit rouge [Maigret Sees Red] (1963) Jean Gabin & Francoise Fabian, dir Gille Grangier, Copernic 1h27min TCM IMPORTS PREMIERE

1:15am Maigret dirige l’enquete [Maigret Conducts the Investigation] (1956) Maurice Manson & Michel Andre, dir Stany Cordier Intermodia 1h34min PREMIERE

 

----------------------Monday December 28, 2020--------------------

 

CONSTRUCTION

3:00am Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) Cary Grant & Myrna Loy, dir HC Potter RKO 1h34min (p/s)

4:45am Lilies of the Field (1963) Sidney Poitier & Lilia Skala, dir Ralph Nelson UA 1h34min (p/s)

6:30am Santa Fe (1951) Randolph Scott & Janis Carter, dir Irving Pichel COL 1h27min (p/s)

8:00am Swiss Family Robinson (1960) John Mills & Dorothy Maguire, dir Ken Annakin, Disney 2h6min (p/s)

10:15am Land of the Pharaohs (1955) Jack Hawkins & Joan Collins, dir Howard Hawks WB 1h45min (p/s)

12:00pm Red River Valley (1936) Gene Autry & Smiley Brunette, dir B. Reeves Eason, Republic 1h PUBLIC DOMAIN EXEMPT PREMIERE

1:00pm The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) Marlon Brando & Glenn Ford, dir Daniel Mann MGM 2h (p/s)

3:00pm The Fountainhead (1949) Gary Cooper & Patricia Neal, dir King Vidor WB 1h54min (p/s)

5:00pm SHORT: Liberty (1929) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir Leo McCarey, Roach 15min

5:15pm The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Alec Guinness & William Holden, dir David Lean COL 2h41min (p/s)

 

Challenge #1: The Actors

MICHAEL CAINE

8:00pm Without a Clue (1988) Michael Caine & Ben Kingsley, dir Thom Eberhardt ITC 1h45min ACTOR-EXEMPT PREMIERE

9:45pm How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957) Nigel Patrick & Michael Caine, dir Nigel Patrick COL 1h19min ACTOR-EXEMPT PREMIERE

11:15pm Noises Off… (1992) Michael Caine & Carol Burnett, dir Peter Bogdanovich, Touchstone 1h41min ACTOR-EXEMPT PREMIERE

1:00am Peeper (1975) Michael Caine & Natalie Wood, dir Peter Hyams FOX 1h27min PREMIERE

2:30am Sleuth (1972) Laurence Olivier & Michael Caine, dir Joseph L Mankiewicz FOX 2h18min (p/s)

 

 

---------------Tuesday December 29, 2020------------------------

 

TECHNICOLOR SEQUENCES

5:00am The Women (1939) Norma Shearer & Joan Crawford, dir George Cukor MGM 2h13min (p/s)

7:15am Portrait of Jennie (1948) Jennifer Jones & Joseph Cotten, dir William Dieterle, Selznick 1h26min (p/s)

8:45am The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Robert Benchley & Frances Gifford, dir Alfred Werker & Hamilton Luske, Disney 1h14min (p/s)

10:00am The Cat and the Fiddle (1934) Ramon Novarro & Jeanette MacDonald, dir William K. Howard MGM 1h28min (p/s)

11:30am The Moon and Sixpence (1942) George Sanders & Herbert Marshall, dir Albert Lewin UA 1h29min (p/s)

1:00pm The Return of Dracula (1958) Francis Lederer & Norma Eberhardt, dir Paul Landres UA 1h15min

2:15pm The House of Rothschild (1934) George Arliss & Boris Karloff, dir Alfred Werker UA 1h28min

3:45pm The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland & Ray Bolger, dir Victor Fleming MGM 1h42min (p/s)

5:30pm The Yankee Senor (1926) Tom Mix & Olive Borden, dir Emmett J. Flynn FOX 54min PD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

6:30pm Kid Millions (1934) Eddie Cantor & Ann Sothern, dir Roy Del Ruth, Goldwyn 1h30min PREMIERE

 

Challenge #3:  The Themes

BRITISH HOUSEKEEPERS: A TRIBUTE TO SHERLOCK’S MRS. HUDSON

8:00pm Rebecca (1940) Laurence Olivier & Joan Fontaine, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Selznick 2h10min (p/s)

10:15pm The Remains of the Day (1993) Anthony Hopkins & Emma Thompson, dir James Ivory COL 2h14min (p/s)

12:30pm The Green Man (1956) Alastair Sim & Terry Thomas, dir Robert Day, Lion 1h20min THEME-EXEMPT PREMIERE

2:00am Mary Poppins (1964) Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney 2h19min THEME-EXEMPT PREMIERE

4:30am The Secret Garden (1993) Kate Maberly & Maggie Smith, dir Agnieszka Holland WB 1h41min PREMIERE

 

 

-----------------Wednesday December 28, 2020---------------------

 

WHO’S GONNA BACK THE SHOW?

6:15am An Angel from Texas (1940) Eddie Albert & Rosemary Lane, dir Ray Enright WB 1h9min (p/s)

7:30am Youth to Youth (1922) Billie Dove & Edythe Chapman, dir Emile Chautard, Metro 60min PD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

8:30am Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) James Cagney & Walter Huston, dir Michael Curtiz WB 2h6min (p/s)

10:45am Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Ruby Keeler & Dick Powell, dir Busby Berkeley WB 1h37min (p/s)

12:30pm The Producers (1968) Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder, dir Mel Brooks, Embassy 1h28min (p/s)

2:00pm Room Service (1938) The Marx Brothers & Ann Miller, dir William A. Seiter MGM 1h18min (p/s)

3:30pm Boy Meets Girl (1938) James Cagney & Pat O’Brien, dir Lloyd Bacon WB 1h26min (p/s)

5:00pm Three Sailors and a Girl (1953) Jane Powell & Gordon MacRae, dir Roy Del Ruth WB 1h35min (p/s)

6:45pm The Butter and Egg Man (1928) Jack Mulhall & Greta Nissen, dir Richard Wallace, 1st National 1h10min PREMIERE

 

Challenge #2: The Titles

TCM SPOTLIGHT: MYSTERIOUS TIME LOOPS

(Based on The Return Of Sherlock Holmes [1987] )

8:00pm Groundhog Day (1993) Bill Murray & Andie MacDowell, dir Harold Ramis COL 1h41min TITLE-EXEMPT PREMIERE

9:45pm While Nero Fiddled (1944) Tommy Trinder & Frances Day, dir Harry Watt, Ealing 1h5min TITLE-EXEMPT PREMIERE

11:00pm SHORT: Three Little Pirates (1946) The Three Stooges, dir Edward Bernds COL 18min

11:30pm Berkeley Square (1933) Leslie Howard & Heather Angel, dir Frank Lloyd FOX 1h28min (p/s)

1:00am Repeat Performance (1947) Joan Leslie & Louis Hayward, dir Alfred L Werker, Eagle-Lion 1h30min (p/s)

2:30am Turn Back the Clock (1933) Lee Tracy & Mae Clarke, dir Edgar Selwyn MGM 1h19min (p/s)

4:00am SHORT: Knight-Mare Hare (1955) Mel Blanc, dir Chuck Jones WB 7min

4:15am The Atomic Man (1955) Gene Nelson & Faith Domergue, dir Ken Hughes AA 1h15min TITLE-EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

-------------Thursday December 31, 2020—--------

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SCREENWRITER CHARLES LEDERER

5:30am Double or Nothing (1937) Bing Crosby & Martha Raye, dir Theodore Reed PAR 1h30min (p/s)

7:00am Kiss of Death (1947) Victor Mature & Brian Donlevy, dir Henry Hathaway FOX 1h39min (p/s)

8:45am Love Crazy (1942) William Powell & Myrna Loy, dir Jack Conway MGM 1h39min (p/s)

10:30am Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell, dir Howard Hawks FOX 1h30min (p/s)

12:00pm Fingers at the Window (1942) Lew Ayres & Basil Rathbone, dir Charles Lederer MGM 1h20min (p/s)

1:30pm His Girl Friday (1940) Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell, dir Howard Hawks COL 1h30min (p/s)

3:00pm Wabash Avenue (1950) Betty Grable & Victor Mature, dir Henry Koster FOX 1h30min PREMIERE

4:30pm Monkey Business (1952) Cary Grant & Ginger Rogers, dir Howard Hawks 1h37min (p/s)

6:15pm Never Steal Anything Small (1959) James Cagney & Shirley Jones, dir Charles Lederer UI 1h34min PREMIERE

 

YOU’RE INVITED TO A NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

8:00pm New Year’s Eve (1929) Mary Astor & Charles Morton, dir Henry Lehrman FOX 1h10min PREMIERE

9:15pm The Apartment (1960) Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine, dir Billy Wilder UA 2h5min

11:30pm The Gold Rush (1925) Charlie Chaplin & Mack Swain, dir Charlie Chaplin UA 1h35min

1:15am Remember the Night (1940) Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray, dir Mitchell Leisen PAR 1h34min

3:00am Sunset Blvd (1950) William Holden & Gloria Swanson, dir Billy Wilder PAR 1h50min (p/s)

5:00am Holiday Inn (1942) Fred Astaire & Bing Crosby, dir Mark Sandrich PAR 1h40min (p/s)

 

--------------Friday January 1, 2021-----------

 

THE 2021 TCM ROSE PARADE

6:45am The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976) Richard Chamberlain & Gemma Craven, dir Bryan Forbes UI 2h7min (p/s)

9:00am Days of Wine and Roses (1962) Jack Lemmon & Lee Remick, dir Blake Edwards UA 1h57min (p/s)

11:00am Rose Marie (1954) Ann Blyth & Howard Keel, dir Mervyn LeRoy MGM 1h44min (p/s)

12:45pm Roses are Red (1947) Don Castle & Peggy Knudsen, dir James Tinling FOX 1h7min PD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

2:00pm My Wild Irish Rose (1947) Dennis Morgan & Arlene Dahl, dir David Butler WB 1h41min (p/s)

3:45pm Apache Rose (1947) Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, dir William Witney, Republic 1h15min PD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

5:00pm The Sword and the Rose (1953) Richard Todd & Glynis Johns, dir Ken Annakin, Disney 1h32min (p/s)

6:45pm Tokyo Rose (1946) Byron Barr & Ona Massen, dir Lew Landers PAR 1h9min PD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

SOTM: THE 2021 ROSE QUEEN, MILDRED NATWICK

8:00pm The Trouble With Harry (1955) Mildred Natwick & John Forsythe, dir Alfred Hitchcock PAR 1h39min (p/s)

9:45pm The Court Jester (1955) Danny Kaye & Mildred Natwick, dir Norman Panama & Melvin Frank PAR 1h41min (p/s)

11:30pm Barefoot in the Park (1967) Jane Fonda & Mildred Natwick, dir Gene Saks PAR 1h46min (p/s)

1:30am She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) John Wayne & Mildred Natwick, dir John Ford, Republic 1h44min (p/s)

 

 

---------------------Saturday January 2, 2021-------------------

 

ACTORS REPRISING THEIR TONY WINNING MUSICAL ROLES

3:15am - Ray Bolger in Where’s Charley? (1952) dir David Buter WB 1h37min PREMIERE

5:00am - Phil Silvers in Top Banana (1954) dir Alfred E. Green UA 1h40min (p/s)

6:45am - Ray Walston in Damn Yankees (1958) dir George Abbott & Stanley Donen WB 1h51min PREMIERE

8:45am - Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady (1964) dir George Cukor WB 2h50min (p/s)

11:45am - Robert Preston in The Music Man (1962) dir Morton DaCosta WB 2h30min (p/s)

2:15pm - Robert Morse in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) dir David Swift UA 2h (p/s)

4:15pm - Zero Mostel in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) dir Richard Lester UA 1h39min (p/s)

6:00pm - Kevin Kline in Pirates of Penzance (1983) dir Wilford Leach UI 1h52min PREMIERE

 

THE ESSENTIALS

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

 

 Challenge #5:   1942 

1942’s OSCAR WINNERS FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

(The only time in history there was a 4 way tie)

8:00pm Moscow Strikes Back (1942) dir Leonid Varmalov & Ilya Kopalin (TsSDF) 55min 1942-Exempt PREMIERE

9:00pm The Battle of Midway (1942) dir John Ford USN 18min (p/s)

9:30pm Kokoda Front Line! (1942) dir Ken G Hall & Damien Parer, Australian News 9min 1942-Exempt PREMIERE

9:45pm Prelude to War (1942) dir Frank Capra FOX 53min (p/s)

 

DOUBLE NOIR ALLEY

10:45pm The Lady Confesses (1945) Mary Beth Hughes & Hugh Beaumont, dir Sam Newfield PRC 1h4min PD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

12:00am Lady in the Death House (1944) Jean Parker & Lionel Atwill, dir Steve Sekely 56min PD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

TCM UNDERGROUND

1:00am Krull (1983) Ken Marshall & Lysette Anthony, dir Peter Yates COL 2h EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

Breakdown of movies by decade:

1920s- 8

1930s- 13

1940s- 31

1950s- 33

1960s- 14

1970s- 3

1980s- 3

1990s- 4

 

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My apologize for the weird formatting glitches--those randomly underlined movies aren't even underlined when I click "edit". I guess this thing doesn't like my computer. :)

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Unbelievably wonderful schedule, LP.  Love the Maigret Mystery Series, British Housekeepers, 1942 Best Documentary Oscar Features Tie (among other reasons, probably the Academy members didn't want to choose between Ford & Capra), Michael Caine and the TCM Rose Parade.  You have outdone yourself!

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5 hours ago, LonesomePolecat said:

My apologize for the weird formatting glitches--those randomly underlined movies aren't even underlined when I click "edit". I guess this thing doesn't like my computer. :)

 

Happens to me all the time.  Weird forces seem to be at work when it comes to formatting a large doc on this forum.  

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On 1/28/2020 at 6:10 AM, lydecker said:

Hope to start seeing some amazing schedules soon!!!

I'm really hoping that I can find time before the deadline.  

I have a big writing assignment for work that I'm working on that I (hopefully) will have done by March 1. 

Writing about movies would be more exciting.

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4 hours ago, speedracer5 said:

I'm really hoping that I can find time before the deadline.  

I have a big writing assignment for work that I'm working on that I (hopefully) will have done by March 1. 

Writing about movies would be more exciting.

YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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5 hours ago, speedracer5 said:

I'm really hoping that I can find time before the deadline.  

I have a big writing assignment for work that I'm working on that I (hopefully) will have done by March 1. 

Writing about movies would be more exciting.

I'm considering extending the deadline to Sunday, March 1 which would give potential "schedulers" 3 extra weeks to get their schedules completed.  After all, doing a creative Programming Schedule should be a lot more fun than slogging through "31 Days of Oscar" AGAIN.  What does everybody think???

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2 hours ago, lydecker said:

I'm considering extending the deadline to Sunday, March 1 which would give potential "schedulers" 3 extra weeks to get their schedules completed.  After all, doing a creative Programming Schedule should be a lot more fun than slogging through "31 Days of Oscar" AGAIN.  What does everybody think???

That would be great! I just got back in town from a work trip and noticed you'd posted the new challenge, and was afraid I wouldn't be able to cobble together a schedule by the deadline. So I'm all for extending!

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Lydecker, that would be fantastic if you could extend the contest.  Though, now I feel obligated to complete a schedule! Lol.  Maybe that'll give me time to actually watch a Sherlock Holmes movie.

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9 hours ago, speedracer5 said:

Lydecker, that would be fantastic if you could extend the contest.  Though, now I feel obligated to complete a schedule! Lol.  Maybe that'll give me time to actually watch a Sherlock Holmes movie.

Excellent.  Consider the deadline extended to Sunday, March 1.  

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I just got the first Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes (The Hound of Baskervilles) from the library (took forever to get it, there are only 2 copies in the whole library system and there were 4 holds ahead of me).  I'm looking forward to watching it. 

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Tick, tock, tick tock!  Hope to see some incredible schedules SOON!

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I have my SOTM, Essential, Noir Alley, and one prime time evening completed so far.

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