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TCM Programming Challenge #44 -- "Battle of the B's" Voting Thread

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Welcome to the Voting Thread for TCM Programming Challenge #44:  "Battle of the B's." We have 7 wonderful schedules for you to choose from so, take a look and then vote for your favorite.  Everyone on the message boards is welcome to vote! Voting is open as of now and will close on March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  You may vote on this thread (comments are always very welcome!) or you may PM your vote directly to me.  A running tab of the voting will be updated.  Thanks to all the participants!  Good luck.

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SansFin's Schedule for January 9th to January 15th, 2022

General Theme: A week of days.
All daytime themes are a nationally or internationally recognized 'Day.'

Star of the Month: Zasu Pitts, Thursday Evening
Spotlight: Movie Animals: Dogs, Cats, Snakes and Bats. This Week: Cats
Bob's Picks, Monday Evening
Universal B-Movies, Friday Evening
Bad Boy Bank Robbers, Saturday Evening

Sunday, January 9th

Balloon Ascension Day
6:00 A.M. Flight of the Lost Balloon (1961) Mala Powers, Marshall Thompson, James Lanphier, Dir: Nathan Juran, 91 mins., W.M.J. Productions, P/S

7:45 A.M. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966) Vincent Price, Fabian, Franco Franchi, Dir: Mario Bava, 82 mins., AIP, P/S

9:15 A.M. The Red Balloon (1956) Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Dir: Albert Lamorisse, 34 mins., Films Montsouris, P/S

10:00 A.M. M (1931) Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Dir: Fritz Lang, 99 mins., Nero-Film AG, P/S

11:45 A.M. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943) Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Michael Bohnen, Dir: Josef von Báky,110 mins., Premiere # 01

1:45 P.M. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965) Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Dir: Ken Annakin,138 mins., Fox, P/S

4:15 P.M. Lola Montès (1955) Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Dir: Max Ophüls, 116 mins., Gamma Film, P/S

6:15 P.M. Mysterious Island (1961) Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Dir: Cy Endfield, 101 mins., Ameran Films, P/S

Evening Theme: Apartment Life
8:00 P.M. The Key (1958) William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Dir: Carol Reed, 126 mins., Highroad, P/S

10:15 P.M. Apartment For Peggy (1948) Jeanne Crain, William Holden, Edmund Gwenn, Dir: George Seaton, 96 mins., Fox, P/S

Silent Sunday Night 
12:00 A.M. The Battle of the Sexes (1928) Jean Hersholt, Phyllis Haver, Belle Bennett, Dir: DW Griffith, 88 mins., Feature Prods., P/S

TCM Imports 
1:30 A.M. The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (1975) Andrey Myagkov, Barbara Brylska, Yuriy Yakovlev, Dir: Eldar Ryazanov, 192 mins., Mosfilm, Import Exempt

4:45 A.M. The Ninth Guest (1934) Donald Cook, Genevieve Tobin, Hardie Albright, Dir: Roy William Neill, 65 mins., Columbia, Import Exempt

Monday, January 10th                                        
Peculiar People Day 
6:00 A.M. Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966) Vanessa Redgrave, David Warner, Robert Stephens, Dir: Karel Reisz, 97 mins., British Lion, P/S

7:45 A.M. Gildersleeve's Ghost (1944) Harold Peary, Marion Martin, Frank Reicher, Dir: Gordon Douglas, 64 mins., RKO

9:00 A.M. The Madwoman Of Chaillot (1969) Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer, Claude Dauphin, Dir: Bryan Forbes, 132 mins., Commonwealth United, P/S

11:15 A.M. Travels With My Aunt (1972) Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Lou Gossett, Dir: George Cukor, 109 mins., MGM

1:15 P.M. The Old Dark House (1932) Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Dir: James Whale, 70 mins., Universal, P/S

2:30 P.M. One Way Pendulum (1964) Eric Sykes, George Cole, Julia Foster, Dir: Peter Yates, 90 mins., Woodfall, P/S

4:00 P.M. The Ladykillers (1955) Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Katie Johnson, Dir: Alexander Mackendrick, 91 mins., Ealing, P/S

5:45 P.M. The L-Shaped Room (1962) Leslie Caron, Anthony Booth, Avis Bunnage, Dir: Bryan Forbes, 126 mins., British Lion Film Corp, P/S

Bob's Picks - Gene Tierney was one of his favorite actresses
8:00 P.M. Laura (1944) Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Dir: Otto Preminger, 88 mins., Fox, P/S

9:30 P.M. Dragonwyck (1946) Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 103 mins., Fox, P/S

11:15 P.M. The Shanghai Gesture (1941) Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Dir: Josef von Sternberg, 98 mins., Arnold Productions, P/S

1:00 A.M. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Dir: Otto Preminger, 95 mins., Fox, P/S

2:45 A.M. Night and the City (1950) Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Dir: Jules Dassin, 96 mins., Fox, P/S

4:30 A.M. Rings on Her Fingers (1942) Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, Dir: Rouben Mamoulian, 86 mins., Fox, P/S

Tuesday, January 11th 

Heritage Treasures Day - Museums and Archaeologists
6:00 A.M. Lost Souvenirs (1950) Bernard Blier, Pierre Brasseur, Suzy Delair, Dir: Christian-Jaque, 135 mins., Gray-Film, Premiere # 02 

8:15 A.M. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Dir: Michael Curtiz, 77 mins., WB

9:45 A.M. How to Steal a Million (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Dir: William Wyler, 123 mins., World Wide Productions, P/S

12:00 P.M. Topkapi (1964) Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Dir: Jules Dassin, 120 mins., Filmways Pictures, P/S

2:00 P.M. The Plot Thickens (1936) James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Owen Davis Jr., Dir: Ben Holmes, 69 mins., RKO

3:15 P.M. Cairo (1963) George Sanders, Richard Johnson, Faten Hamamah, Dir: Wolf Rilla, 91 mins., MGM-British, P/S

5:00 P.M. The Mummy (1932) Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Dir: Karl Freund, 73 mins., Universal, P/S

6:15 P.M. I Live My Life (1935) Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne, Frank Morgan, Dir: W.S. Van Dyke, 97 mins., MGM

Evening Theme: George Zucco's Birthday
8:00 P.M. Dead Men Walk (1943) George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young, Dir: Sam Newfield, 64 mins., PRC, PD

9:15 P.M. Flame of Stamboul (1951) Richard Denning, Lisa Ferraday, Norman Lloyd, Dir: Ray Nazarro, 68 mins., Columbia, P/S

10:30 P.M. The Cat and the Canary (1939) Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Dir: Elliott Nugent, 72 mins., Paramount, P/S

11:45 P.M. Scared to Death (1947) Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Molly Lamont, Dir: Christy Cabanne, 65 mins., Golden Gate Picture, P/S

1:00 A.M. Fog Island (1945) George Zucco, Lionel Atwill, Jerome Cowan, Dir: Terry Morse, 72 mins., PRC, PD

2:15 A.M. The Black Raven (1943) George Zucco, Wanda McKay, Noel Madison, Dir: Sam Newfield, 61 mins., PRC, PD

3:30 A.M. Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948) Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, George Zucco, Dir: Robert Florey, 68 mins., Sol Lesser, P/S

4:45 A.M. Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938) Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks, Victor Sen Yung, Dir: H Bruce Humberstone, 68 mins., Fox, P/S

Wednesday, January 12th 

Kiss a Ginger Day
6:00 A.M. The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955) Moira Shearer, John Justin, Roland Culver, Dir: Harold French, 100 mins., London Film Productions, P/S

7:45 A.M. The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) June Allyson, Dick Powell, David Wayne, Dir: Melvin Frank, 90 mins., MGM

9:15 A.M. The Liquidator (1965) Rod Taylor, Trevor Howard, Jill St. John, Dir: Jack Cardiff, 105 mins., MGM

11:00 A.M. The Lost World (1960) Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Dir: Irwin Allen, 97 mins., Irwin Allen Productions, P/S

12:45 P.M. The Quiet Man (1952) John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Dir: John Ford, 129 mins., Argosy Pictures, P/S

3:00 P.M. Against All Flags (1952) Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Dir: George Sherman, 84 mins., UI, P/S

National Pharmacist Day 
4:30 P.M. Tension (1950) Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse, Dir: John Berry, 95 mins., Loew's, P/S

6:15 P.M. The Sisters (1938) Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise, Dir: Anatole Litvak, 99 mins., WB

Spotlight: Dogs, Cats, Snakes and Bats
8:00 P.M. Rhubarb (1951) Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart, Dir: Arthur Lubin, 94 mins., Pramount, Premiere # 03

9:45 P.M. When the Cat Comes (1963) Jan Werich, Emília Vásáryová, Vlastimil Brodskÿ, Dir: Vojtech Jasnÿ, 91 mins., Filmové studio Barrandov, Premiere # 04

11:30 P.M. The Crimes of the Back Cat (1972) Anthony Steffen, Sylva Koscina, Giovanna Lenzi, Dir: Sergio Pastore, 96 mins., Cinecittà, Premiere # 05

1:15 A.M. Alice In Wonderland (1933) Leon Errol, Louise Fazenda, Ford Sterling, Dir: Norman McLeod, 76 mins., Paramount, P/S

2:45 A.M. The Black Cat (1968) Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kei Satô, Dir: Kaneto Shindô, 99 mins., Toho, Premiere # 06

4:30 A.M. The Shadow of the Cat (1961) André Morell, Barbara Shelley, William Lucas, Dir: John Gilling, 79 mins., Hammer Films, Premiere # 07

Thursday, January 13th 

New Year's Eve in Gregorian Calendar 
6:00 A.M. Holiday Inn (1942) Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Virginia Dale, Dir: Mark Sandrich, 100 mins., Paramount, P/S

7:45 A.M. Holiday Affair (1950) Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey, Dir: Don Hartman, 87 mins., RKO

9:15 A.M. After The Thin Man (1936) William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Dir: W S Van Dyke, 112 mins., MGM

11:15 A.M. The Saint Strikes Back (1939) George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Barry Fitzgerald, Dir: John Farrow, 64 mins., RKO

12:30 P.M. The Bride Walks Out (1936) Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond, Robert Young, Dir: Leigh Jason, 81 mins., RKO

2:00 P.M. One Way Passage (1932) William Powell, Kay Francis, Aline MacMahon, Dir: Tay Garnett, 68 mins., WB

3:15 P.M. Indiscreet (1958) Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker, Dir: Stanley Donen, 100 mins., WB

5:00 P.M. The Divorcee (1930) Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Robert Montgomery, Dir: Robert Z Leonard, 82 mins., MGM

6:30 P.M. New Year's Evil (1980) Michelle Waxman, Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Dir: Emmett Alston, 90 mins., Cannon Films, P/S

Star Of The Month: Zasu Pitts
8:00 P.M. So's Your Aunt Emma! (1942) Zasu Pitts, Roger Pryor, Warren Hymer , Dir: Jean Yarbrough, 62 mins., Monogram, PD

9:15 P. M. Forty Naughty Girls (1937) James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Marjorie Lord, Dir: Edward F. Cline, 63 mins., RKO

10:30 P.M. The Bashful Bachelor (1942) Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Zasu Pitts, Dir: Malcolm St. Clair, 78 mins., Jack Votion Productions, P/S

12:00 A.M. Professional Sweetheart (1933) Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, Zasu Pitts, Dir: William A. Seiter, 73 mins., RKO

1:15 A.M. The Meanest Gal in Town (1934) Zasu Pitts, Pert Kelton, El Brendel, Dir: Russell Mack, 62 mins., RKO

2:30 A.M. The Gay Bride (1934) Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, Zasu Pitts, Dir: Jack Conway, 80 mins., MGM

4:00 A.M. Sing and Like It (1934) Zasu Pitts, Pert Kelton, Edward Everett Horton, Dir: William A. Seiter, 72 mins., RKO

5:15 A.M. Miss Polly (1941) Zasu Pitts, Slim Summerville, Kathleen Howard, Dir: Fred Guiol, 45 mins., Hal Roach Studios, P/S

Friday, January 14th 

Organize Your Home Day - Maids 
6:00 A.M. The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946) Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, Hurd Hatfield, Dir: Jean Renoir, 98 mins., Bogeaus Prods., P/S

7:45 A.M. Maid's Night Out (1938) Joan Fontaine, Allan Lane, Hedda Hopper, Dir: Ben Holmes, 64 mins., RKO

9:00 A.M. Make Your Own Bed (1944) Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Ricardo Cortez, Dir: Peter Godfrey, 82 mins., WB 

10:30 A.M. Cluny Brown (1946) Jennifer Jones, Charles Boyer, Peter Lawford, Dir: Ernst Lubitsch, 96 mins., Fox, P/S

12:15 P.M. Murder She Said (1961) Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Joan Hickson, Dir: George ****, 87 mins., MGM

1:45 P.M. The Farmer's Daughter (1947) Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Dir: HC Potter, 97 mins., RKO

3:30 P.M. Oblomov (1980) Oleg Tabakov, Elena Solovey, Yuri Bogatyryov, Dir: Nikita Mikhalkov, 140 mins., Mosfilm, Premiere # 08

6:00 P.M. Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952) Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta, Dir: Yasujirô Ozu, 116 mins., Shôchiku Eiga, Premiere # 09

Universal B's
8:00 P.M. The Mummy's Hand (1940) Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford, Dir: Christy Cabanne, 67 mins., Universal, P/S

9:15 P.M. The Mummy's Curse (1944) Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Coe, Virginia Christine, Dir: Leslie Goodwins, 60 mins., Universal, P/S

10:15 P.M. The Mummy's Ghost (1944) John Carradine, Robert Lowery, Ramsay Ames, Dir: Reginald Le Borg, 61 mins., Universal, P/S

11:30 P.M. The Mummy's Tomb (1942) Lon Chaney Jr., Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Dir: Harold Young, 61 mins., Universal, B-Movie Exempt

12:45 A.M. House of Frankenstein (1944) Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Dir: Erle C. Kenton, 71 mins., Universal, P/S

TCM Underground
2:00 A.M. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Dir: Guy Ritchie, 107 mins., Summit, Underground Exempt

4:00 A.M. Yojimbo (1961) Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Dir: Akira Kurosawa, 110 mins., Toho, P/S

Saturday, January 15th 

Holy Feast of Paul the Hermit 
6:00 A.M. Dangerous Paradise (1930) Nancy Carroll, Richard Arlen, Warner Oland, Dir: William A. Wellman, 58 mins., Paramount, Premiere # 10

7:00 A.M. Andrei Rublev (1969) Anatoli Solonitzine, Nikolay Sergeyev, N. Grinko, Dir: Andrey Tarkovskiy, 205 mins., Mosfilm, P/S

10:30 A.M. The Virgin Spring (1960) Max von Sydow, Gunnel Lindblom, Brigitta Petersson, Dir: Ingmar Bergman, 89 mins., Svensk Film, P/S

12:00 P.M. Flowers of St. Francis (1950) Aldo Fabrizi, Pino Locci, Peparuolo, Dir: Roberto Rossellini, 75 mins., Cineriz, P/S

1:15 P.M. The Garden Of Allah (1936) Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone, Dir: Richard Boleslawski, 79 mins., Selznick, P/S

2:45 P.M. Russian Ark (2002) Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Dir: Aleksandr Sokurov, 99 mins., Hermitage, P/S

4:30 P.M. Treasure Island (1934) Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lewis Stone, Dir: Victor Fleming, 103 mins., MGM

6:15 P.M. Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter (1968) Peter Noone, Herman's Hermits, Stanley Holloway, Dir: Saul Swimmer, 95 mins., MGM

TCM Essentials / Bad Boy Bank Robbers
8:00 P.M. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Dir: Norman Jewison, 102 mins., Mirisch, P/S

9:45 P.M. $ (1971) Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, Gert Fröbe, Dir: Richard Brooks, 121 mins., Columbis, P/S

Film Noir
12:00 A.M. Pushover (1954) Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak, Philip Carey, Dir: Richard Quine, 88 mins., Columbia, P/S

1:30 A.M. Un Flic (1972) Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, Richard Crenna, Dir: Jean-Pierre Melville, 100 mins., EIA, P/S

3:15 A.M. Cash on Demand (1961) Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon, Dir: Quentin Lawrence, 89 mins., Hammer, P/S

4:45 A.M. Ladies They Talk About (1933) Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dir: Howard Bretherton, 69 mins., WB


SansFin's Programming Notes for Schedule for January 9th to January 15th, 2022

General Theme: A week of days.
All daytime themes are a nationally or internationally recognized 'Day.'

Star of the Month: Zasu Pitts, Thursday Evening
Spotlight: Movie Animals: Dogs, Cats, Snakes and Bats. This Week: Cats
Bob's Picks, Monday Evening
Universal B-Movies, Friday Evening
Bad Boy Bank Robbers, Saturday Evening

"Evening Theme: Apartment Life" is solely an excuse to schedule: The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (1975).

"Peculiar People Day" was chosen over "Bittersweet Chocolate Day", "Houseplant Appreciation Day" and "National Cut Your Energy Costs Day" because I felt that most here will identify more with 'peculiar' people than with bad candy, fickle ferns or sitting in cold, dark rooms.

"Bob's Picks" was difficult because I did not track his choices. I did read that Gene Tierney was one of his favorite actresses and so I went with that and scheduled all things Gene.

"George Zucco's Birthday" I choose this week so as to pay tribute to an actor who brightened every movie.

"Spotlight: Dogs, Cats, Snakes and Bats. This Week: Cats" I wish to bring attention to excellent movies which have not appeared on TCM. Specifically: Rhubarb(1951), When the Cat Comes (1963) and The Black Cat (1968) but I love all the movies I scheduled under this theme.

"Star Of The Month: Zasu Pitts" I have never watched a Zasu Pitts movie which I did not like very much. She never seems to be given the respect and admiration which she deserves.

"Universal B's" Nothing says to me 'B-Movie' like a quick and dirty little horror film that is quite enjoyable.

"TCM Underground" I did wish to schedule: The VelociPastor (2018) for this in order to spread awareness of this quirky little gem but I hesitated because it is so modern.

"Holy Feast of Paul the Hermit" Monks and hermits may seem to be an odd choice as movie characters because they avoid confrontation and are often considered anti-social.   

"Bad Boy Bank Robbers" is excuse to showcase as an Essential Steve McQueen as the ultimate cool bad boy. 

I scheduled a Film-Noir on Sunday at 10:00 A.M. Sunday and a different one on 12:A.M. the following Sunday because that appears to be current method of TCM scheduling.

1920's - 1
1930's - 26
1940's - 25
1950's - 19
1960's - 23
1970's - 5
1980's - 2
1990's - 1
2000's - 1

All Premieres/Exempts:
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)
The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (1975)
The Ninth Guest (1934)
Lost Souvenirs (1950)
Rhubarb (1951)
When the Cat Comes (1963)
The Crimes of the Back Cat (1972)
The Black Cat (1968)
The Shadow of the Cat (1961)
Oblomov (1980)
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Dangerous Paradise (1930)


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LonesomePolecat’s schedule for



WEEK OF: July 24 – 30, 2022

SOTM: Richard Todd

TCM SPOTLIGHT: The PATSY Awards (The Picture Animal Top Star of the Year Awards)

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: The Valley of Fear (1916)

TCM IMPORTS: Inspector Maigret (1958) & The Golden Fortress (1974)

TCM UNDERGROUND: The Maze (1953)

THE ESSENTIALS: Criss Cross (1949)

NOIR ALLEY: They Drive By Night (1940)

CHALLENGE #1: Columbia’s Western B-Movie Stars

CHALLENGE #2: AFI’s Greatest Movie Villains of All Time

CHALLENGE #3: Deleted Scenes from Robert Osbourne’s Interviews

OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: “Film Series We Love” – The Durango Kid 



  1. Appointment with Death (1988)
  2. Butch Minds the Baby (1942)
  3. Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) 
  4. Damn Yankees (1958)
  5. Danger Within (1959)
  6. East Side of Heaven (1939)
  7. The Gang’s All Here (1943)
  8. Gunn (1967)
  9. The Interrupted Journey (1949)
  10. Ladies Should Listen (1934)
  11. Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (1972)
  12. Yukon Gold (1952)



  1. Blazing Across the Pecos (1948)
  2. The California Trail (1933) 
  3. Catch-22 (1970) 
  4. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) 
  5. The Golden Fortress (1974)
  6. Inspector Maigret (1958) 
  7. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  8. Junction City (1952)
  9. Justice of the Range (1935)
  10. Let’s Dance (1950) 
  11. The Maze (1953)
  12. The Muppet Movie (1979)
  13. Saddles and Sagebrush (1943)
  14. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 
  15. The Valley of Fear (1916) 
  16. Valley of Head Hunters (1953)
  17. The Yankee Clipper (1927)
  18. The Yankee Senor (1926)


******************SUNDAY JULY 24, 2022******************



6:00am The Magnificent Yankee (1950) Louis Calhern & Ann Harding, dir John Sturges MGM 1h29min (p/s)

7:30am The Yankee Senor (1926) Tom Mix & Margaret Livingston, dir Emmett J. Flynn FOX 54min, Public Domain Exempt PREMIERE

8:30am A Southern Yankee (1948) Red Skelton & Brian Donlevy, dir Edward Sedgwick MGM 1h30min (p/s)

10:00am Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) James Cagney & Walter Huston, dir Michael Curtiz WB 2h6min (p/s)

12:15pm The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Gary Cooper & Babe Ruth, dir Sam Wood, Goldwyn 2h8min (p/s)

2:30pm A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1948) Bing Crosby & Rhonda Fleming, dir Tay Garnett PAR 1h46min (p/s)

4:30pm The Yankee Clipper (1927) William Boyd & Elinor Fair, dir Rupert Julian 1h28min, Public Domain Exempt PREMIERE

6:00pm Damn Yankees (1958) Ray Walston & Tab Hunter, dir George Abbott & Stanley Donen WB 1h51min PREMIERE



8:00pm Appointment with Death (1988) Peter Ustinov & Lauren Cavall, dir Michael Winner, Cannon 1h42min PREMIERE

9:45pm Father Brown – Detective (1954) Alec Guinness & Peter Finch, dir Robert Hamer COL 1h30min (p/s)

11:15pm SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: The Valley of Fear (1916) H.A. Saintsbury & Booth Conway, dir Alexander Butler, Moss 1h45min EXEMPT PREMIERE

1:00am TCM IMPORTS: Inspector Maigret (1958) Jean Gabin & Annie Girardot, dir Jean Delannoy, Rank 1h59min EXEMPT PREMIERE

3:00am TCM IMPORTS: The Golden Fortress (1974) Soumitra Chatterjee & Haradhan Bannerjee, dir Satyajit Ray, Angel, 2h EXEMPT PREMIERE


***************MONDAY JULY 25, 2022******************



5:00am The Producers (1967) Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder, dir Mel Brooks, Embassy 1h28min (p/s)

6:45am No Time for Comedy (1940) James Stewart & Rosalind Russell, dir William Keighley WB 1h33min (p/s)

8:30am Enter Laughing (1967) Reni Santoni & Jose Ferrer, dir Carl Reiner COL 1h52min (p/s)

10:30am New Faces of 1937 (1937) Milton Berle & Joe Penner, dir Leigh Jason RKO 1h40min (p/s)

12:15pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) James Cagney & Mickey Rooney, dir Max Reinhardt WB 2h13min (p/s)

2:30pm Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960) Doris Day & David Niven, dir Charles Walters MGM 1h52min (p/s)

4:30pm The Band Wagon (1953) Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h52min (p/s)

6:30pm Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) Donald O’Connor & Gale Storm, dir Charles Lamont UI 1h26min PREMIERE


Challenge #2: “B” Stands for Bad Guys. 


(From the American Film Institute’s list: “100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains)

8:00pm Psycho (1960) Janet Leigh & Anthony Perkins, dir Alfred Hitchcock PAR 1h49min (p/s)

10:00pm Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Mark Hamill & Harrison Ford, dir Irvin Kershner FOX 2h, Bad Guys-Exempt PREMIERE

12:00am It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart & Lionel Barrymore, dir Frank Capra, Liberty 2h10min, Bad Guys-Exempt PREMIERE

2:15am The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Frank Sinatra & Laurence Harvey, dir John Frankenheimer UA 2h6min (p/s)

4:30am Double Indemnity (1944) Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck, dir Billy Wilder PAR  1h47min (p/s)


****************TUESDAY JULY 26, 2022*******************



6:30am Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard, dir Blake Edwards PAR 1h55min (p/s)

8:30am The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) Peter Sellers & Herbert Lom, dir Blake Edwards UA 1h43min (p/s)

10:15am Experiment in Terror (1962) Lee Remick & Glenn Ford, dir Blake Edwards COL 2h (p/s)

12:15pm Operation Petticoat (1959) Cary Grant & Tony Curtis, dir Blake Edwards UI 2h (p/s)

2:15pm Stampede (1949) Rod Cameron & Johnny Mack Brown, dir Lesley Selander AA 1h15min (p/s)

3:30pm The Great Race (1965) Jack Lemmon & Tony Curtis, dir Blake Edwards WB 2h40min (p/s)

6:15pm Gunn (1967) Craig Stevens & Ed Asner, dir Blake Edwards PAR 1h34min PREMIERE



8:00pm The Three Caballeros (1944) Clarence Nash & Joaquin Garay, dir Norman Ferguson DISNEY 1h11min (p/s)

9:15pm The Gang’s All Here (1943) Alice Faye & Carmen Miranda, dir Busby Berkeley FOX 1h43min PREMIERE

11:00pm You Were Never Lovelier (1942) Fred Astaire & Xavier Cugat, dir William A. Seiter COL 1h37min (p/s)

12:45pm That Night in Rio (1941) Alice Faye & Carmen Miranda, dir Irving Cummings FOX 1h30min (p/s)

2:15am Down Argentine Way (1940) Don Ameche & Betty Grable, dir Irving Cummings FOX 1h29min (p/s)

3:45am They Met in Argentina (1941) Maureen O’Hara & James Ellison, dir Leslie Goodwins RKO 1h15min (p/s)


*******************WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2022***************



5:00am Billion Dollar Brain (1967) Michael Caine & Karl Malden, dir Ken Russell UA 1h51min (p/s)

7:00am Hot Millions (1968) Peter Ustinov & Maggie Smith, dir Eric Till MGM 1h46min (p/s)

9:00am Desk Set (1957) Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn, dir Walter Lang FOX 1h43min (p/s)


Challenge #1: “B” Stands for B Movies. 


10:45am Hands Across the Rockies (1941) Wild Bill Elliott & Dub Taylor, dir Lambert Hillyer COL 56min (p/s)

11:45am The California Trail (1933) Buck Jones & Helen Mack, dir Lambert Hillyer COL 1h7min B Movie-Exempt PREMIERE

1:00pm Justice of the Range (1935) Tim McCoy & Ward Bond, dir David Selman COL 58min B Movie-Exempt PREMIERE

2:00pm Saddles and Sagebrush (1943) Russell Hayden & Dub Taylor, dir William Berke COL 54min B Movie-Exempt PREMIERE

3:00pm The Cattle Thief (1936) Ken Maynard & Ward Bond, dir Spencer Gordon Bennet COL 58min (p/s)


Optional Challenge #4: “B” Stands for Back In The Day: Film Series We Love


(Throwback to TCM Programming Challenge #3 by hlywdkjk)

4:00pm The Durango Kid (1940) Charles Starrett & Luana Walters, dir Lambert Hillyer COL 1h (p/s)

5:00pm The Return of the Durango Kid (1945) Charles Starrett & Tex Harding, dir Derwin Abrahams COL 58min (p/s)

6:00pm Blazing Across the Pecos (1948) Charles Starrett & Charles Wilson, dir Ray Nazarro COL 55min 2006-Exempt PREMIERE

7:00pm Junction City (1952) Charles Starrett & Smiley Burnette, dir Ray Nazarro COL 54min 2006-Exempt PREMIERE



8:00pm The Interrupted Journey (1949) Richard Todd & Valerie Hobson, dir Daniel Birt, British Lion 1h20min PREMIERE

9:30pm Danger Within (1959) Richard Todd & Richard Attenborough, dir Don Chaffey, British Lion 1h41min PREMIERE

11:15pm The Sword and the Rose (1953) Richard Todd & Glynis Johns, dir Ken Annakin DISNEY 1h32min (p/s)

1:00am Stage Fright (1950) Jane Wyman & Richard Todd, dir Alfred Hitchcock WB 1h50min (p/s)

3:00am The Dam Busters (1955) Richard Todd & Michael Redgrave, dir Michael Anderson ABCP 1h45min (p/s)


*****************THURSDAY JULY 28, 2022******************



4:45am The Invisible Man (1933) Claude Rains & Gloria Stuart, dir James Whale UI 1h11min (p/s)

6:00am Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) Bud Abbott & Lou Costello, dir Charles Lamont UI 1h22min (p/s)

7:30am Harvey (1950) James Stewart & Josephine Hull, dir Henry Koster UI 1h44min (p/s)

9:15am Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968) Peter Ustinov & Dean Jones, dir Robert Stevenson DISNEY 1h46min (p/s)

11:15am The Invisible Woman (1940) Virginia Bruce & John Barrymore, dir A. Edward Sutherland UI 1h12min (p/s)

12:30pm Gildersleeve’s Ghost (1944) Harold Peary & Marion Martin, dir Gordon Douglas RKO 1h3min (p/s)

1:45pm The Body Disappears (1941) Jeffrey Lynn & Jane Wyman, dir D. Ross Lederman WB 1h12min (p/s)

3:00pm Topper (1937) Cary Grant & Roland Young, dir Norman Z McLeod MGM 1h37min (p/s)

4:45pm Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) Paul Richter & Hanna Ralph, dir Fritz Lang UFA 1h40min PD-EXEMPT PREMIERE

6:30pm Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (1972) Kurt Russell & Cesar Romero, dir Robert Butler DISNEY 1h28min PREMIERE


TCM SPOTLIGHT: THE PATSY AWARDS (The Picture Animal Top Star of the Year Awards)

Francis the Talking Mule in:

8:00pm Francis (1950) Donald O’Connor & Patricia Medina, dir Arthur Lubin UI 90min

Chinook the dog in:

9:30pm Yukon Gold (1952) Kirby Grant & Martha Hyer, dir Frank McDonald, Monogram 1h PREMIERE

Jackie the lion in:

10:30pm Fearless Fagan (1952) Carleton Carpenter & Janet Leigh, dir Stanley Donen MGM 1h19min

Flame the dog in:

12:00am SHORT: Pal, Canine Detective (1950) Gary Gray & John Ridgely RKO 22min

Esmerelda the seal in:

12:30am 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Kirk Douglas & James Mason, dir Richard Fleischer DISNEY 2h7min

California the horse in:

2:45am The Palomino (1950) Jerome Courtland & Beverly Tyler, dir Ray Nazarro COL 1h13min

Peggy the Chimp in:

4:00am Valley of Head Hunters (1953) Johnny Weismuller & Christine Larson, dir William Berke COL 1h7min, Public Domain Exempt PREMIERE


****************FRIDAY JULY 29, 2022*****************



5:15am Bachelor Mother (1939) Ginger Rogers & David Niven, dir Garson Kanin RKO 1h22min (p/s)

6:45am Forty Little Mothers (1940) Eddie Cantor & Judith Anderson, dir Busby Berkeley MGM 1h30min (p/s)

8:15am Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) Jerry Lewis & Marilyn Maxwell, dir Frank Tashlin PAR 1h43min (p/s)

10:00am East Side of Heaven (1939) Bing Crosby & Joan Blondell, dir David Butler 1h28min PREMIERE

11:30am Butch Minds the Baby (1942) Broderick Crawford & Virginia Bruce, dir Albert S. Rogell UI 1h15min PREMIERE



12:45pm Throne of Blood (1957) Toshiro Mifune & Isuzu Yamada, dir Akira Kurosawa, Toho 1h50min (p/s)

2:45pm The Bad Sleep Well (1960) Toshiro Mifune & Tasuya Mihashi, dir Akira Kurosawa, Toho 2h30min (p/s)

5:15pm Ran (1985) Tatsuya Nakadai & Akira Terao, dir Akira Kurosawa, Toho 2h42min (p/s)


Challenge #3: “B” Stands for Bob


Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival--

8:00pm Catch-22 (1970) Alan Arkin & Martin Balsam, dir Mike Nichols PAR 2h2min Bob-Exempt PREMIERE

Private Screenings: Betty Hutton--

10:15pm Let’s Dance (1950) Betty Hutton & Fred Astaire, dir Norman Z McLeod PAR 1h52min Bob-Exempt PREMIERE

TCM Guest Programmer: Kermit the Frog--

12:15am The Muppet Movie (1979) Jim Henson & Frank Oz, dir James Frawley Henson/Disney 1h35min Bob-Exempt PREMIERE

Private Screenings: Walter Mirisch-- 

2:00am TCM UNDERGROUND: The Maze (1953) Richard Carlson & Veronica Hurst, dir William Cameron Menzies AA 1h20min, Public Domain Exempt PREMIERE


*************SATURDAY JULY 30, 2022***************



3:30am The Ghost and Mr Chicken (1966) Don Knotts & Nydia Westman, dir Alan Rafkin UI 1h30min (p/s)

5:00am The Late George Apley (1947) Ronald Colman & Vanessa Brown, dir Joseph L. Mankiewicz FOX 1h30min (p/s)

6:30am Success at Any Price (1934) Douglas Fairbanks Jr & Genevieve Tobin, dir J Walter Ruben RKO 1h14min (p/s)

7:45am Strange Justice (1932) Reginald Denny & Nydia Westman, dir Victor Schertzinger RKO 1h4min (p/s)

9:00am Sweet Adeline (1934) Irene Dunne & Donald Woods, dir Mervyn LeRoy WB 1h27min (p/s)

10:30am They All Kissed the Bride (1942) Joan Crawford & Melvin Douglas, dir Alexander Hall COL 1h25min (p/s)

12:00pm Bulldog Drummond’s Revenge (1937) John Barrymore & Nydia Westman, dir Louis King PAR 57min (p/s)

1:00pm Hullabaloo (1940) Frank Morgan & Nydia Westman, dir Edwin L Marin MGM 1h18min (p/s)

2:30pm The Velvet Touch (1948) Rosalind Russell & Nydia Westman, dir Jack Gage RKO 1h40min (p/s)

4:15pm The First Hundred Years (1938) Robert Montgomery & Virginia Bruce, dir Richard Thorpe MGM 1h13min (p/s)

5:30pm The Cat and the Canary (1939) Bob Hope & Nydia Westman, dir Elliott Nugent PAR 1h12min (p/s)

6:45pm Ladies Should Listen (1934) Cary Grant & Frances Drake, dir Frank Tuttle PAR 1h2min PREMIERE



8:00pm THE ESSENTIALS: Criss Cross (1949) Burt Lancaster & Yvonne DeCarlo, dir Robert Siodmak UI 1h24min (p/s)

9:30pm Truck Busters (1943) Richard Travis & Charles Lang, dir B. Reeves Eason WB 58min 

10:30pm Violent Road (1958) Brian Keith & Dick Foran, dir Howard W. Koch WB 1h26min (p/s)

12:00pm NOIR ALLEY: They Drive By Night (1940) Humphrey Bogart & George Ranft, dir Raoul Walsh WB 1h35min (p/s)

1:45am The Long Haul (1957) Victor Mature & Diana Dors, dir Ken Hughes COL 1h40min (p/s)

3:30am Thieves’ Highway (1949) Richard Conte & Valentina Cortese, dir Jules Dassin FOX 1h34min



1910s- 1

1920s- 3

1930s- 16

1940s- 33

1950s- 28

1960s- 14

1970s- 5

1980s- 3

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Overeasy’s Schedule   --  Challenge #44: “Battle of the B’s”

Week of September 25 – Oct. 1, 2022


SOTM:  Edmond O’Brien

TCM Spotlight:  Gas, Food & Lodging

Silent Sunday Night:  Pandora’s Box (1929)

TCM Imports:  The 400 Blows (1959) and The Magician (1958)

TCM Underground:  The Dark Background (1991) & Living in Oblivion (1995)

The Essential:  Baby Face (1933)

Noir Alley:  Pick-Up on South Street (1953) SUN. & The Reckless Moment (1949) SAT.

Challenge #1:  Warner Brothers B Movies

Challenge #2:  Best Movie Bad Guys (And They’re All Women)

Challenge #3:  Ben’s Picks

Challenge #4:  Film Series  --  Boston ****

Challenge #5:  1944 Guest Programmer  -- Bessie Clary of 1944’s “Laura”



Falkenau, The Impossible (1988)

The Intruder (1995)

Ambassador Bill (1931)

Ten North Frederick (1958)

You Came Along (1945)

Forest Gump (1994)

Morals (1921)

The Witching Hour (1921)

Crazy to Marry (1921)

At the Earth’s Core (1976)

Warlords of Atlantis (1978)

Humanoids from the Deep (1980)


Exempt Premieres:

Body Heat (1981)

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Out of Sight (1998)

Spotlight (2015)

The Dark Background (1991)

Living in Oblivion (1995)



1910s:  2

1920s:  6

1930s:  22

1940s:  32

1950s:  18

1960s:  7

1970s:  5

1980s:  7

1990s:  7

2000s:  1

2010s:  1


I have been an infrequent poster and have never done a schedule before, but I took up Lydecker’s challenge this time.  The process was far harder than I imagined, but I’m already thinking about my next one!  I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday starts with a Sam Fuller, an iconoclastic hyphenate, who wrote, acted and directed. Strangely enough, as a 17-year old newspaper reporter, he broke the story of silent actress Jeanne Eagels’ death.  The afternoon is filled with Faulkner, as we celebrate his birthday. Like many great novelists, he abhorred most of what Hollywood stood for, but took the money anyway. Primetime gives as a double dose of the wonderful Bennett sisters. I’ve read that Connie didn’t think much of her acting and felt more or less like a mannequin for great couture, but I don’t buy it for a minute!  We round at the day with the spectacular Louise Brooks silent, Pandora’s Box.  If you think you can’t sit through a 109 minute silent, think again! And we end the day with two of my favorite imports, the touching, gritty and heartfelt New Wave masterpiece, The 400 Blows (the French title is an idiom meaning “to live a wild life”) and a little known Bergman gem, The Magician.

Monday begins on a decidedly lighter note as we dine and dance and sing and swing with four wonderful films full of Gershwin’s incomparable music. The afternoon turns decidedly chilly as we find ourselves shivering in several films that rely on cold weather and snow as major plot elements. Don’t miss James Arness as a menacing veggie from space!  I took the “B” Challenge as a paean to Warner Bros, the studio that had the machinery, the actors and the style to churn out some solid entertainment, even if it was on a B-budget!.  Look for Ronnie Reagan, Ann Sheridan, Barton MacLane in various roles, and, wait for it -- Hugh Herbert and Allen Jenkins in the epic -- “Sh, The Octopus.” That has to be one the best/worst B-movie titles ever! Set your DVR and keep these all for later binge watching!

Tuesday we welcome our Guest Programmer, “Bessie Clary” from 1944’s “Laura.”  Bessie has a real attitude, but she loves films that feature her fellow “domestics” and she’s not ashamed of it!  Hemmed in by Covid-19 restrictions, the idea of hitting the open road on a motorcycle has real, visceral appeal right about now, so we jump-start our bikes with The Wild One and don’t slow down until prime time!  The evening finds my second challenge, where B is for Bad Guys, only in this iteration, they are all women — and some very, very bad ones, indeed.  Who thought that sweet Nurse Mary Lamont could induce Bob Mitchum to jump out of a window!

Wednesday morning I salute one of the early movie series that I find sometimes breezy and funny and sometimes tense and exciting;  Boston ****, with Chester Morris. Morris always seems to be having fun in these and his infectious style makes up for most of the plot holes! I’ve always been interested in where our favorite stars come from, so I’m offering up an odd lot of films by Okies, including James Garner, Glenda Farrell, Van Heflin, Will Rogers, and perhaps most surprising (at least to me) Kay Francis. OK, let’s admit it, there ARE some movies that men can’t help but shed a tear over, despite their protestations to the contrary.  Here’s a few that leave some guys struggling to find a hankie, including Field of Dreams and the 1958 weeper, Ten North Frederick.

Thursday we dive into a noir birthday party (how weird is that?) with Lizabeth Scott. Too Late for Tears teams her with Dan Duryea and Dead Reckoning brings Lizabeth together with Bogie and Morris Carnovsky; a marvelous actor whose career was essentially ruined by the blacklist. Then we “celebrate” a couple of Oscar clunkers, which won best picture for reasons I can’t even imagine! My Star of the Month is Edmund O’Brien, who despite his generic looks and manner has a way of just jumping off the screen and seeming so REAL. Two films I feature were directed by Ida Lupino and are marvelous for their wide ranging socially relevant topics (serial killers and bigamists) and their understated power.

Friday finds us back in 1922, when Hollywood was consumed with 2 major scandals -- the murder of William Desmond Taylor and the trials of Fatty Arbuckle, who was accused of rape and murder. Fatty was innocent but his career was ruined by the publicity. To this day, despite a long list of potential suspects, the murder of William Desmond Taylor is unsolved.  But, before all of this happened, these two gentlemen were at the height of a couple of very successful careers.  For Challenge #3 I went with films that I think Ben just digs, at least according to an interview he did back in 2017, which includes both Spotlight and Casablanca.  Ben is nothing if not eclectic.  My primetime Friday night spotlight features some of my favorite classic roadside films, based on the title of artist John Baeder’s 1982 book, “Gas, Food and Lodging.” Fill up at the Diner or fill ‘er up at Aline MacMahon’s service station! My TCM underground films are both weird and wonderful.  The Dark Backward is as strange as they come and the film production-insider feature Living in Oblivion is truer than most people know!

Saturday starts on Bunker Hill in LA, a neighborhood that was once almost Studio-C, especially for crime and noir films.  If you wanted grit and interesting urban architecture, many directors and DPs headed up there instinctively.  Sadly, Bunker Hill was eventually leveled and “redeveloped,” so watching these films is one way to bring it back to life. Somehow Saturday afternoon seems like a good time for a handful of Doug McClure films (all but one directed by Kevin Connor) that feature Doug battling large scary creatures with great aplomb.  It’s just flat-out Saturday popcorn movie fun!  None of those movies are essential (clearly!) - but Baby Face absolutely is.  Barbara Stanwyck is at her very best in this raw and powerful 1933 pro-code classic.  From there on out, it’s all about other babies, though none nearly as mendacious as Barbara! 

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TCM Programming Schedule Challenge #44

Week of September 25 – October 1, 2022


Sunday, September 25

A Salute to Samuel Fuller

6 AM Park Row (1952) Gene Evans & Mary Welch. Dir:  Samuel Fuller. Samuel Fuller Prod. UA, 82 min. p/s

7:30 AM I Shot Jesse James (1949) Preston Foster & Barbara Britton. Dir: Samuel Fuller. UNIV, 81 min. p/s

9 AM Falkenau, The Impossible (1988) Documentary. Dir:  Samuel Fuller/Emil Weiss.  Michklan World Productions, 52 min. Premiere #1

10 AM Pick-Up on South Street (1953) Richard Widmark & Jean Peters. Dir:  Samuel Fuller. FOX, 80 min. p/s NOIR ALLEY

12 PM Underworld U.S.A. (1961) Cliff Robertson & Dolores Dorn. Dir:  Samuel Fuller. COL, 98 min. p/s


Happy Birthday, William Faulkner

1:45 PM The Story of Temple Drake (1933) Miriam Hopkins & Jack LaRue. Dir:  Stephen Roberts, PAR, 71 min. p/s

3 PM The Reivers (1969) Steve McQueen & Sharon Farrell. Dir:  Mark Rydell. Cinema Center Films,   107 min. p/s

5 PM Intruder in the Dust (1949) David Brian & Claude Jarman, Jr. Dir:  Clarence Brown. MGM, 87 min. p/s

6:30 PM The Intruder (Kaki Bakar) (1995) Khalid Salleh & Bell Ngasri. Dir:  U-Wei Haji Saari. Satu Gitu, 70 min. Premiere #2


Double Bennett

8 PM Merrily We Go to Hell (1938) Constance Bennett & Brian Aherne. Dir:  Norman Z. McLeod. MGM, 95 min. p/s

9:45 PM The Woman in the Window (1944) Edward G. Robinson & Joan Bennett. Dir:  Fritz Lang. RKO, 99 min. p/s

11:30 PM Sally, Irene & Mary (1925) Constance Bennett & Joan Crawford. Dir:  Edmund Goulding. MGM, 58 min. p/s


Silent Sunday

12:30 AM Pandora’s Box (1929) Louise Brooks & Francis Lederer. Dir:  G.W. Pabst. Nero-Film A.G, 109 min. p/s


TCM Imports

2:45 AM The 400 Blows (1959) Jean-Pierre Leaud & Albert Remy. Dir:  Francois Truffaut. Les Films du Carrosse, 99 min. p/s

4:30 AM The Magician (1958) Max von Sydow & Ingrid Thulin. Dir:  Ingmar Bergman. AB Svensk Filmindustri, 107 min. p/s


Monday, September 26

Happy Birthday, George Gershwin

6:30 AM Shall We Dance (1937) Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers. Dir:  Mark Sandrich. RKO, 109 min. p/s

8:30 AM Lady Be Good (1941) Robert Young & Ann Sothern. Dir:  Norman Z. McLeod. MGM, 112 min. p/s

10:30 AM Manhattan (1979) Woody Allen & Diane Keaton. Dir:  Woody Allen. UA, 96 min. p/s

12:15 AM Funny Face (1957) Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire. Dir:  Stanley Donen. PAR, 103 min. p/s


The Weather Outside Is Frightful

2 PM Lost Horizon (1937) Ronald Coleman & Jane Wyatt. Dir: Frank Capra. COL, 132 min. p/s

4:15 PM The Thing from Another World (1951) Margaret Sheridan & Kenneth Tobey. Dir:  Christian Nyby. RKO, 97 min. p/s

6 PM The Mortal Storm (1940) Margaret Sullavan & James Stewart. Dir:  Frank Borzage. MGM, 100 min. p/s

7:45 PM Weather Wizards (1939) Dir:  Fred Zinnemann. MGM, 10 min. Short


Warner Brothers B Movies   --   Challenge #1

8 PM Girls on Probation (1938) Jane Bryan & Ronald Reagan. Dir:  William McGann. WB, 63 min. p/s

9:15 PM Tear Gas Squad (1940) Dennis Morgan & John Payne. Dir:  Terry Morse. WB, 55 min. p/s

10:15 PM Smashing the Money Ring (1939) Ronald Reagan & Margot Stevenson. Terry Morse. WB, 57 min. p/s

11:15 PM Money and the Woman (1940) Jeffrey Lynn & Brenda Marshall. Dir:  William K. Howard. WB, 67 min. p/s

12:30 AM Daredevil Drivers (1938) Beverly Roberts & Dick Purcell. Dir: B. Reeves Eason. WB, 59 min. p/s

1:30 AM Wine, Woman & Horses (1937) Barton MacLane & Ann Sheridan. Dir:  Louis King. WB, 64 min. p/s

2:45 AM Sh! The Octopus (1937) Hugh Herbert & Allen Jenkins. Dir:  William McGann. WB, 54 min. p/s

3:45 AM Crime School (1938) Humphrey Bogart & The Dead End Kids. Dir:  Lewis Seiler. WB, 85 min. p/s

5:15 AM Strange Alibi (1941) Arthur Kennedy & Joan Perry. Dir:  D. Ross Lederman. WB, 63 min. p/s


Tuesday, September 27

1944 Guest Programmer  --  “Bessie Clary” from  Laura  --- Challenge #5  

6:30 AM The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946) Paulette Goddard & Burgess Meredith. Dir:  Jean Renoir. Benedict Bogeaus Prod, 87 min. p/s

8 AM Imitation of Life (1934) Claudette Colbert & Louise Beavers. Dir:  John Stahl. UNIV, 111 min. p/s

10 AM My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell & Carole Lombard. Dir:  Gregory LaCava. UNIV, 95 min. p/s

11:45 AM Personal Maid’s Secret (1935) Margaret Lindsay & Warren Hull. Dir:  Arthur Collins. WB, 58 min. p/s



12:45 PM The Wild One (1953) Marlon Brando & Mary Murphy. Dir:  Laszlo Benedek. COL, 79 min. p/s

2:15 PM The Great Escape (1963) Steve McQueen & James Garner. Dir:  John Sturges. UA, 172 min. p/s

5:15 PM Easy Rider (1969) Peter Fonda & Dennis Hopper. Dir:  Dennis Hopper. COL, 96 min. p/s

7 PM Riding the Wind (1942) Tim Holt & Ray Whitley. Dir:  Edward Kiley. RKO, 60 min. p/s


Best of the Bad Guys (And They’re All Women)   --  Challenge #2

8 PM The Locket (1946) Laraine Day & Brian Aherne. Dir:  John Brahm. RKO, 85 min. p/s

9:30 PM Body Heat (1981) William Hurt & Kathleen Turner. Dir: Lawrence Kasdan. WB, 113 min. Bad Guys - Exempt

11:30 PM Fatal Attraction (1987) Glenn Close & Michael Douglas. Dir:  Adrian Lyne. PAR, 119 min. Bad Guys - Exempt

1:30 AM The Letter (1940) Bette Davis & Herbert Marshall. Dir: William Wyler. WB, 95 min. p/s

3:15 AM The Little Foxes (1941) Bette Davis & Herbert Marshall. Dir:  William Wyler. WB, 115 min. p/s

5:15 AM Double Indemnity (1944) Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray. Dir:  Bill Wilder. PAR, 107 min. p/s


Wednesday, September 28

Film Series We Love --  Boston ****  --  Challenge #4

7:15 AM Meet Boston **** (1941) Chester Morris & Rochelle Hudson. Dir:  Robert Florey. COL, 60 min. p/s

8:15 AM Confessions of Boston **** (1941) Chester Morris & Harriet Hilliard. Dir:  Edward Dmytryk. COL, 65 min. p/s

9:30 AM Alias Boston **** (1942) Chester Morris & Adele Mara. Dir:  Lew Landers. COL, 67 min. p/s

10:45 AM Boston **** Goes Hollywood (1942) Chester Morris & William Wright. Dir:  Michael Gordon. COL, 68 min. p/s

12 PM After Midnight with Boston **** (1943) Chester Morris & Richard Lane. Dir:  Lew Landers. COL, 65 min. p/s


Oklahoma Born

1:15 PM The Americanization of Emily (1964) James Garner & Julie Andrews. Dir:  Arthur Hiller. MGM, 115 min. p/s

3:15 PM Smart Blonde (1937) Glenda Farrell & Barton MacLane. Dir:  Frank MacDonald. WB, 59 min. p/s

4:15 PM Kid Glove Killer (1942) Van Heflin & Marsha Hunt. Dir:  Fred Zinnemann. MGM, 74 min. p/s

5:30 PM Mandalay (1934) Kay Francis & Ricardo Cortez. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 65 min. p/s

6:45 PM Ambassador Bill (1931) Will Rogers & Marguerite Churchill. Dir:  Sam Taylor. FOX, 70 min. Premiere #3


Movies That Make Men Cry

8 PM Field of Dreams (1989) Kevin Costner & James Earl Jones. Dir:  Phil Alden Robinson. Gordon Co, 107 min. p/s

10 PM Old Yeller (1957) Dorothy McGuire & Fess Parker. Dir:  Robert Stevenson. DISNEY, 83 min. p/s

11:30 PM Ten North Frederick (1958) Gary Cooper & Suzy Parker.  Dir:  Philip Dunne. FOX, 102 min. Premiere #4

1:15 AM The Incredible Journey (1963) Emile Genest & John Dranie. Dir:  Fletcher Markle. DISNEY, 80 min. p/s

2:45 AM The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Tim Robbins & Morgan Freeman. Dir:  Frank Darabont. Castle Rock, 142 min. p/s

5:15 AM Bogart, The Untold Story (1996) (Documentary) Dir:  Chris Hunt. Iambic Productions, 46 min. p/s


Thursday, September 29

Happy Birthday, Lizabeth Scott

6:15 AM You Came Along (1945) Robert Cummings & Lizabeth Scott. Dir:  John Farrow. PAR, 103 min. Premiere #5

8 AM Dead Reckoning (1947) Humphrey Bogart & Lizabeth Scott. Dir:  John Cromwell. COL, 101 min. p/s

9:45 AM I Walk Alone (1947) Burt Lancaster & Lizabeth Scott. Dir:  Byron Haskin. PAR, 97 min. p/s

11:30 AM Too Late for Tears (1949) Lizabeth Scott & Dan Duryea. Dir:  Byron Haskin. PAR, 100 min. p/s

1:15 AM The Company She Keeps (1951) Lizabeth Scott & Jane Greer. Dir:  John Cromwell. RKO, 82 min. p/s


A Couple of the Worst “Best Pictures” Ever

3 PM Forest Gump (1994) Tom Hanks & Robin Wright. Dir:  Robert Zemeckis. PAR, 142 min. Premiere #6

5:30 PM The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Charlton Heston & Betty Hutton. Dir:  Cecil B. DeMille. PAR, 152 min. p/s


Star of the Month --  Edmond O’Brien (Thursday)

8 PM The Bigamist (1953) Edmond O’Brien & Joan Fontaine. Dir:  Ida Lupino. Filmmakers Releasing, 80 min. p/s

9:30 PM The Hitchhiker (1953) Edmond O’Brien & Frank Lovejoy. Dir:  Ida Lupino. RKO, 71 min. p/s

11 PM D.O.A. (1950) Edmond O’Brien & Pamela Britton. Dir:  Rudolph Mate. UA, 84 min. p/s

12:30 AM Seven Days in May (1964) Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas. Dir:  John Frankenheimer. PAR, 118 min. p/s

2:30 AM White Heat (1949) James Cagney & Virginia Mayo. Dir:  Raoul Walsh. WB, 114 min. p/s

4:30 AM The Killers (1946) Burt Lancaster & Ava Gardner. Robert Siodmak. UNIV, 103 min. p/s


Friday, September 30

100 Year Old Hollywood Scandals  --  The Murder of William Desmond Taylor & The Trial of Fatty Arbuckle

6:15 AM Morals (1921) May McAvoy & William Carleton. Dir:  William Desmond Taylor. RealArt Picture Corp., 50 min. Premiere #7

7:15 AM The Witching Hour (1921) Elliot Dexter & Winter Hall. Dir:  William Desmond Taylor. Famous Players-Lasky, 70 min. Premiere #8

8:30 AM Crazy to Marry (1921) Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle & Lila Lee. Dir:  James Cruze. PAR, 50 min. Premiere #9

9:30 AM Mabel & Fatty’s Married Life (1915) Mabel Normand & Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Dor:  Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Keystone Film, 14 min. p/s

9:45 AM Mabel & Fatty’s Wash Day (1915) Mabel Normand & Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Dir:  Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Keystone Film, 13 min. p/s

10 AM The Garage (1920) Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle & Buster Keaton. Dir:  Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Comique Films, 25 min. Short


Ben’s Picks --  Challenge #3

10:30 AM Man of the World (1931) William Powell & Carole Lombard. Dir:  Richard Wallace. PAR, 75 min. p/s

11:15 AM Out of Sight (1998) George Clooney & Jennifer Lopez. Dir:  Steven Sonderbergh. UNIV, 123 min. Bob/Ben Exempt

1:30 PM No Country for Old Men (2007) Tommy Lee Jones & Javier Bardern. Dir:  Joel & Ethan Coen. Scott Rudin Prod., 123 min. p/s

3:45 PM Spotlight (2015) Mark Ruffalo & Michael Keaton. Dir:  Tom McCarthy. Participant Media, 129 min. Bob/Ben Exempt

6:00 PM Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 102 min. p/s


Gas, Food & Lodging  --  Friday Night Spotlight

8 PM Diner (1982) Steve Guttenberg & Kevin Bacon. Dir:  Barry Levinson. MGM, 110 min. p/s

10 PM Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum & Jane Greer. Dir:  RKO, 97 min. p/s

11:45 PM Niagara (1953) Marilyn Monroe & Joseph Cotton. Dir:  Henry Hathaway. FOX, 88 min. p/s

1:15 AM Heat Lightnin’ (1934) Aline MacMahon & Ann Dvorak. Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy. WB, 63 min. p/s


TCM Underground

2:30 AM The Dark Background (1991) Judd Nelson & Bill Paxton. Dir:  Adam Rifkin.  Greycat Films, 101 min. Exempt

4:15 AM Living in Oblivion (1995) Steve Buscemi & Catherine Keener.  Dir:  Tom DiCillo.  SONY, 90 min. Exempt

5:45 AM That Inferior Feeling (1940) Robert Benchley & William Bailey. Dir:  Basil Wrangell. MGM, 9 min. Short


Saturday, October 1

Shot on Bunker Hill

6 AM Cry Danger (1951) Dick Powell & Rhonda Fleming. Dir:  Robert Parrish. RKO, 79 min. p/s

7:30 AM Woman on the Run (1950) Ann Sheridan & Dennis O’Keefe. Dir: Norman Foster. UNIV, 77 min. p/s

9 AM M (1951) David Wayne & Howard Da Silva. Dir:  Joseph Losey. COL, 88 min. p/s

10:30 AM Criss Cross (1949) Burt Lancaster & Yvonne DeCarlo. Dir: Robert Siodmak. UNIV, 88 min. p/s


Doug McClure vs Large Scary Things

12 PM The Land That Time Forgot (1975) Doug McClure & John Enery. Dir:  Kevin Connor. British Lion Films, 91 min. p/s

1:45 PM At the Earth’s Core (1976) Doug McClure & Peter Cushing. Dir:  Kevin Connor. American International, 89 min. Premiere # 10

3:15 PM Warlords of Atlantis (1978) Doug McClure & Peter Gilmore. Dir:  Kevin Connor. EMI Films, 96 min. Premiere #11

5 PM The People That Time Forgot (1977) Doug McClure & Patrick Wayne. Dir:  Kevin Connor. American International, 90 min. p/s

6:30 PM Humanoids from the Deep (1980) Doug McClure & Ann Turkel. Dir:  Barbara Peeters. New World Pictures, 80 min. Premiere #12


Baby, Baby

8 PM Baby Face (1933) Barbara Stanwyck & George Brent. Dir:  Alfred E. Green. WB, 76 min. p/s (Essential)

9:30 AM Bringing Up Baby (1938) Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant. Dir:  Howard Hawk. RKO, 102 min. p/s

11:15 AM Baby Face Harrington (1935) Charles Butterworth & Una Merkel. Dir:  Raoul Walsh. MGM, 62 min. p/s


12:30 AM The Reckless Moment (1949) James Mason & Joan Bennett. Dir:  Max Ophuls. COL, 82 min. p/s NOIR ALLEY


More Babies

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

3:45 AM Baby Boom (1987) Diane Keaton & Sam Shepard. Dir:  Nancy Meyers. Meyers/Shyer Prod, 110 min. p/s


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June 5, 2022 through June 11, 2022


SOTM:  Robert Stack

TCM Spotlight:  European Vacations

Silent Sunday Night:  Harold Lloyd Double Feature | Girl Shy (1924) & Haunted Spooks (1920)

TCM Imports:  Brigitte Bardot Double Feature | Masculine Feminine (1966) & Contempt (1964)

TCM Underground:  Space Babes Quadruple Feature | Barbarella (1968), Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Queen of Outer Space (1958) & Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956)

The Essential: Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Noir Alley:  Detour (1945) 

Challenge #1:  Lucille Ball, Queen of the B's at RKO

Challenge #2:  Bad Guys: A Tribute to Dan Duryea

Challenge #3:  Ben Mankiewicz' Picks

Challenge #4: Back in the Day: Gemini Twins: Double Trouble



The Jerk (1979)

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

The Man With Two Brains (1983)

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

The Lively Set (1964)

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

The Canary Murder Case (1929)

The Princess Bride (1987)

Midnight Manhunt (1945)

Renegade Girl (1946)


Exempt Premieres:

Twins (1988)

Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956)



1920s:  3

1930s:  13

1940s:  34

1950s:  23

1960s:  19

1970s:  6

1980s:  6

1990s:  1

2000s:  1

2010s:  1



Before she was Lucy Ricardo, Lucille Ball was known as "Queen of the Bs" at RKO.  We pay tribute to Ball's B-Movie career Sunday morning.  Eventually Ball along with husband, Desi Arnaz, would go on to own RKO studios when they purchased the ailing studio in 1957 and added it to their Desilu empire.  In the afternoon, we're seeing double with movies featuring twins.  The Parent Trap starring Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills is probably one of the best known movies featuring twins.  In this film, twins Susan and Sharon were separated at birth and coincidentally meet at summer camp.  We're premiering the classic 80s hit, Twins, with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito who are mirror images of one another.  They also play twins separated at birth.  Then we meet a pair of evil twins both played by Olivia de Havilland in The Dark Mirror.  Finally, Elvis plays identical twin cousins in Kissin' Cousins.  We believe that they're identical twin cousins because it's an Elvis movie.  During primetime, we're taking a trip with the girls of Where the Boys Are and Shag: The Movie. Finally Silent Sunday Night features Harold Lloyd and TCM Imports features Brigitte Bardot. Make sure to watch George O'Hanlon's Joe McDoakes "So You Want to Keep Your Hair" short if you're upset about your receding hairline. 


Monday morning we're paying tribute to everyone's favorite bad guy, Dan Duryea. Then we get caught up in a series of whirlwind WWII romances.  Finally, we're hanging out with everyone's favorite best friends, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.  Before Reiner's passing in 2020, he and Brooks ate dinner together every night while they watched Jeopardy and movies.  This evening, we feature a documentary on their famous 2000 year old man skit, and pay tribute to each man's directing career. Brooks' spoof of the Robin Hood legend,  Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Carl Reiner's comedy, The Man With Two Brains, will be premiered.


We're headed to Hollywood with a series of movies about trying to hit it big in Hollywood or in Sullivan's Travels' case, trying to make it in Hollywood as a serious director.  During Primetime, we're headed overseas for this month's TCM Spotlight on European vacations.  Each Tuesday will showcase a series of films featuring European vacations.  This week, we're in Italy.  Katharine Hepburn falls head over heels in love during a Venetian vacation in Summertime, Audrey Hepburn falls in love with reporter Gregory Peck while in Rome in Roman Holiday, Diane Lane tries to put her life back together in Tuscany in TCM's premiere of Under the Tuscan Sun, Gidget heads off to Rome with her beau Moondoggie in Gidget Goes to Rome, and Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee fall in love in Italy in Come September


This morning we send many happy returns of the day to James Darren, aka Moondoggie, aka my surfer boyfriend.  We'll see him teach Sandra Dee how to surf in Gidget, woo Pamela Tiffin in For Those Who Think Young and The Lively Set, which will be a TCM premiere.  Later, Darren returns as Moondoggie with new Gidget, Deborah Walley, and tries to keep her from making a fool out of herself in Hawaii in Gidget Goes Hawaiian. Later, we pay tribute to the Big Red Gum jingle with a series of films featuring "Kiss" in the title.  As one can see from the progression of the titles, one could succumb to the Kiss of Death.  In the evening, we're featuring an entire evening of Ben Mankiewicz' picks, including his favorite film, Casablanca and classic journalism films like Citizen Kane, All the President's Men, and Ace in the Hole.  We're also featuring Stanley Kubrick's classic war film, Paths of Glory


No mystery will remain unsolved with Nick Charles, Philo Vance, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, Errol Flynn, Sam Spade, Phillip Marlowe, Dana Andrews, and Mike Hammer on the case, during our daytime tribute to sleuthing. In the evening, we're featuring our Star of the Month, Robert Stack.  Stack was discovered by Carole Lombard, with whom he appeared in To Be or Not to Be. Stack was nominated for an Oscar for his amazing turn in Written on the Wind.  Later, he would become known for his starring role in Desilu's The Untouchables and later as host of one of my favorite shows, Unsolved Mysteries


We're celebrating Judy Garland's 100th birthday with a daytime and primetime salute to one of classic cinema's greatest and most tragic stars.  Of course, primetime will kick of with Judy's star-making role in The Wizard of Oz.  Garland will forever be identified with Dorothy Gale, the young girl who just wanted to cast her troubles aside and go "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." This song became Garland's signature song and for good reason, I think she deeply identified with the lyrics.  Later, we're headed WAY over the rainbow, to outer space, to check out some space babes, like Barbarella, Cat-Women of the Moon, The Queen of Outer Space, and the Fire Maidens of Outer Space.  Between Judy and the Space Babes, we're going to jazz up our Westinghouse refrigerator panels by following the directions outlined in Match Your Mood,  my all-time favorite Short. 


June is the most popular month for weddings.  Saturday morning, we'll feature a series of films featuring a bride headed down the aisle, some happily and others unhappily--like Princess Buttercup in the TCM premiere of The Princess Bride.   Then, unfortunately, not all marriages work out.  During the afternoon, we'll see a trio of films featuring marriages on the rocks.  Some might work out and others may not. Saturday night's episode of The Essentials will pay tribute to the disco classic, the film that put John Travolta on the map, Saturday Night Fever.  Then we'll keep the Travolta-train going with the other film that put him on the map--Grease.  Noir Alley features the Poverty Row classic, Detour, featuring my queen, Ann Savage.  Then we'll close out the evening with some of Savage's other films--is she like Vera in all of them? One can only hope. And of course, we close out the week with my second favorite short, The Wonderful World of Tupperware

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Sunday, June 5

DAYTIME THEME: CHALLENGE #1: Lucille Ball, Queen of the B's at RKO

6:00am GO CHASE YOURSELF (1938) Lucille Ball, Joe Penner, Richard Lane. Dir. Edward F. Cline. RKO. 75 mins. (p/s).

7:15am THE AFFAIRS OF ANNABEL (1938) Lucille Ball, Jack Oakie, Ruth Donnelly. Dir. Ben Stoloff. RKO. 75 mins. (p/s).

8:30am NEXT TIME I MARRY (1938) Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Lee Bowman. Dir. Garson Kanin. RKO. 65 mins. (p/s).

9:45am BEAUTY FOR THE ASKING (1939) Lucille Ball, Patric Knowles, Donald Woods. Dir. Glenn Tryon. RKO. 68 mins. (p/s).

DAYTIME THEME: CHALLENGE #4 Gemini Twins: Double Trouble

11:00am THE PARENT TRAP (1961) Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith. Dir. David Swift. Disney. 124 mins. (p/s).

1:15pm KISSIN' COUSINS (1964) Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Glenda Farrell. Dir. Gene Nelson. MGM. 96 mins. (p/s).

3:00pm THE DARK MIRROR (1946) Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell. Dir. Robert Siodmak. Universal. 85 mins. (p/s).

4:30pm TWICE BLESSED (1945) Preston Foster, Lee Wilde, Lyn Wilde. Dir. Harry Beaumont. MGM. 76 mins. (p/s). 

6:00pm TWINS (1988) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston. Dir. Ivan Reitman. Universal. 112 mins. PREMIERE--2006 EXEMPT

PRIMETIME: Girls Trip!

8:00pm WHERE THE BOYS ARE (1960) Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss. Dir. Henry Levin. MGM. 99 mins. (p/s)

9:45pm SHAG: THE MOVIE (1989) Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish. Dir. Zelda Barron. Palace Pictures. 100 mins. (p/s).

11:30pm SUNKIST STARS AT PALM SPRINGS (1936) 19 mins. (p/s). 


12:00am GIRL SHY (1924) Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Daniels. Dir. Fred Newmeyer. Harold Lloyd Corp. 82 mins. (p/s).

1:30am HAUNTED SPOOKS (1920) Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe. Dir. Alf Goulding. Hal Roach. 25 mins. (p/s). 


2:00am MASCULINE FEMININE (1966) Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Chantal Goya. Dir. Jean-Luc Gordard. Royal Films International. 103 mins. (p/s). 

3:45am CONTEMPT (1964) Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli. Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Embassy Pictures. 103 mins. (p/s). 

5:30am SO YOU WANT TO GIVE UP SMOKING (1942) Short Film. 10 mins. (p/s).

5:45am SO YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR HAIR (1946) Short Film. 11 mins. (p/s).


Monday, June 6



6:00am BALL OF FIRE (1941) Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Dan Duryea. Dir. Howard Hawks. RKO. 111 mins. (p/s).

8:00am SCARLET STREET (1945) Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea. Dir. Fritz Lang. Universal. 103 mins. (p/s).

9:45am CRISS CROSS (1949) Burt Lancaster, Yvonne DeCarlo, Dan Duryea. Dir. Robert Siodmak. Universal. 88 mins. (p/s).

11:15am MINISTRY OF FEAR (1944) Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond. Dir. Fritz Lang. 84 mins. (p/s). 

DAYTIME THEME: Whirlwind WWII Romance

12:45pm THE CLOCK (1945) Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM. 90 mins. (p/s). 

2:15pm THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU (1944) Dennis Morgan, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark. Dir. Delmer Daves. Warner Brothers. 99 mins. (p/s).

4:00pm THE SAILOR TAKES A WIFE (1945) Robert Walker, June Allyson, Hume Cronyn. Dir. Richard Wharf. MGM. 92 mins. (p/s). 

5:45pm ON THE TOWN (1949) Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller. Dir. Gene Kelly. MGM. 98 mins. (p/s).

7:30pm MIGHTY MANHATTAN, NEW YORK'S WONDER CITY (1949) 20 mins. (p/s).

PRIMETIME: BFFs Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks

8:00pm EXCAVATING THE 2000 YEAR OLD MAN (2012) Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Bob Newhart. Dir. Matthew Buzzell. Shout! 44 mins. (p/s).

8:45pm THE PRODUCERS (1967) Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn. Dir. Mel Brooks. Embassy Pictures. 88 mins. (p/s).

10:15pm THE JERK (1979) Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Carl Reiner. Dir. Carl Reiner. Universal. 95 mins. PREMIERE #1

12:00am YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn. Dir. Mel Brooks. Fox. 105 mins. (p/s).

1:45am DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID (1982) Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner. Dir. Carl Reiner. Universal. 88 mins. (p/s).

3:15am ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (1993) Cary Elwes, Amy Yasbeck, Patrick Stewart. Dir. Mel Brooks. Fox. 114 mins. PREMIERE #2

5:15am THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (1983) Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner. Dir. Carl Reiner. Fox. 90 mins. PREMIERE #3


Tuesday, June 7



6:45am IT'S A GREAT FEELING (1949) Dennis Morgan, Doris Day, Jack Carson. Dir. David Butler. Warner Brothers. 85 mins. (p/s).

8:15am SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1942) Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick. Dir. Preston Sturges. Paramount. 91 mins. (p/s).

10:00am JAILHOUSE ROCK (1957) Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy. Dir. Richard Thorpe. MGM. 96 mins. (p/s)

11:45am MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949) Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong. Dir. Ernest B. Schoedsack. RKO. 94 mins. (p/s).

1:30pm INSIDE DAISY CLOVER (1965) Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford. Dir. Robert Mulligan. Warner Brothers. 128 mins. (p/s).

3:45pm VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1967) Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate. Dir. Mark Robson. Fox. 122 mins. (p/s).

6:00pm THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979) Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Animal. Dir. James Frawley. Associated Films. 97 mins. (p/s).

7:45pm LOS ANGELES "WONDER CITY OF THE WEST" (1935) 8 mins. (p/s). 


8:00pm SUMMERTIME (1955) Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda. Dir. David Lean. 100 mins. (p/s)

9:45pm ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953) Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert. Dir. William Wyler. Paramount. 118 mins. (p/s).

11:45pm UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN (2003) Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan. Dir. Audrey Wells. Walt Disney Studios. 113 mins. PREMIERE #4

1:45am GIDGET GOES TO ROME (1963) Cindy Carol, James Darren, Jessie Royce Landis. Dir. Paul Wendkos. Columbia. 103 mins. (p/s).

3:30am COME SEPTEMBER (1961) Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee. Dir. Robert Mulligan. Universal. 112 mins. (p/s).

5:30am VISITING ITALY (1951) James A. Fitzpatrick. 7 mins. (p/s).

5:45am ROMANTIC RIVIERA (1951) James A. Fitzpatrick. 8 mins. (p/s). 


Wednesday, June 8


DAYTIME THEME: Be Still My Heart, Happy Birthday Moondoggie! 

6:00am GIDGET (1959) Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson. Dir. Paul Wendkos. Columbia. 95 mins. (p/s).

7:45am FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG (1964) James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Woody Woodbury. Dir. Leslie H. Martinson. United Artists. 96 mins. (p/s). 

9:30am THE LIVELY SET (1964) James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Doug Mcclure. Dir. Jack Arnold. Universal. 95 mins. PREMIERE #5

11:15am GIDGET GOES HAWAIIAN (1961) James Darren, Michael Callan, Deborah Walley. Dir. Paul Wendkos. Columbia. 102 mins. 

DAYTIME THEME: "...So Kiss a Little Longer...Hold hands a little longer..."

1:00pm KISS ME KATE (1953) Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller. Dir. George Sidney. MGM. 111 mins. (p/s).

3:00pm KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS (1948) Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton. Dir. Norman Foster. Universal. 79 mins. PREMIERE #6

4:30pm KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE (1950) James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter. Dir. Gordon Douglas. Warner Bros. 102 mins. (p/s).

6:15pm KISS OF DEATH (1947) Richard Widmark, Coleen Gray, Victor Mature. Fox. 101 mins. (p/s). 


8:00pm CASABLANCA (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir. Michael Curtiz. Warner Brothers. 102 mins. (p/s).

9:45pm CITIZEN KANE (1941) Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore. Dir. Orson Welles. RKO. 119 mins. (p/s).

11:45pm ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976) Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jason Robards Jr., Dir. Alan J. Pakula. Warner Brothers. 138 mins. (p/s).

2:30am PATHS OF GLORY (1958) Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Meeker. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. United Artists. 86 mins. (p/s). 

4:00am ACE IN THE HOLE (1951) Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur. Dir. Billy Wilder. Paramount. 119 mins. (p/s)


Thursday, June 9


DAYTIME THEME: "Join Me, Perhaps You May Be Able to Help Solve a Mystery"

6:00am THE THIN MAN (1934) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan. Dir. W.S. Van Dyke. MGM. 80 mins. (p/s).

7:30am THE CANARY MURDER CASE (1929) William Powell, Louise Brooks, Jean Athur. Dir. Malcolm St. Clair. Paramount. 80 mins. PREMIERE #7

9:00am THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES (1939) Basil Rathbone, Richard Greene, Nigel Bruce. Dir. Sidney Lanfield. Fox. 80 mins. (p/s).

10:30am NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE (1939) Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas, John Litel. Dir. William Clemens. Warner Brothers. 60 mins. (p/s).

11:30am FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK (1941) Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Warner Brothers. 96 mins. (p/s).

1:15pm THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre. Dir. John Huston. Warner Brothers. 100 mins. (p/s).

3:00pm MURDER MY SWEET (1944) Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley. Dir. Edward Dmytryk. RKO. 95 mins. (p/s).

4:45pm LAURA (1944) Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb. Dir. Otto Preminger. Fox. 88 mins. (p/s).

6:15pm KISS ME DEADLY (1955) Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart. Dir. Robert Aldrich. United Artists. 104 mins. (p/s).


8:00pm WRITTEN ON THE WIND (1957) Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack. Dir. Douglas Sirk. Universal. 92 mins. (p/s).

9:45pm THE TARNISHED ANGELS (1958) Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone. Dir. Douglas Sirk. Universal. 91 mins. (p/s). 

11:30pm AIRPLANE! (1980) Robert Hays, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack. Dir. David Zucker. Paramount. 88 mins. (p/s). 

1:00am TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack. Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. United Artists. 99 mins. (p/s). 

2:45am THE LAST VOYAGE (1960) Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders. Dir. Andrew L. Stone. MGM. 91 mins. (p/s). 

4:30am SABRE JET (1953) Robert Stack, Coleen Gray, Richard Arlen. Dir. Louis King. 90 mins. (p/s). 


Friday, June 10


DAYTIME THEME: Judy Garland's 100th Birthday

6:00am A STAR IS BORN (1954) Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson. Dir. George Cukor. Warner Brothers. 154mins. (p/s)

8:45am ZIEGFELD GIRL (1941) James Stewart, Judy Garland, Lana Turner. Dir. Robert Z. Leonard. MGM. 131 mins. (p/s).

11:00AM FOR ME AND MY GAL (1942) Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly. Dir. Busby Berkeley. MGM. 104 mins. (p/s).

12:45pm EASTER PARADE (1948) Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford. Dir. Charles Walters. MGM. 103 mins.

2:30pm STRIKE UP THE BAND (1940) Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, June Preisser. Dir. Busby Berkeley. MGM. 120 mins. (p/s). 

4:30pm BABES ON BROADWAY (1942) Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter. Dir. Busby Berkeley. MGM. 118 mins. (p/s).

6:30pm THOROUGHBREADS DON'T CRY (1937) Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Sophie Tucker. Dir. Alfred E. Green. 80 mins. (p/s).

PRIMETIME: Judy Garland 100th Birthday

8:00pm THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. Dir. Victor Fleming. MGM. 101 mins. (p/s)

9:45pm MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944) Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM. 113mins. (p/s)

11:45pm MATCH YOUR MOOD (1968) 7 mins. (p/s). 


12:00am BARBARELLA (1968) Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg. Dir. Roger Vadim. Paramount. 98 mins. (p/s).

1:45am CAT-WOMEN OF THE MOON (1953) Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, Marie Windsor. Dir. Arthur Hilton. Astor Pictures. 64 mins. PREMIERE--EXEMPT

3:00am QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE (1958) Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Lisa Davis. Dir. Edward Bernds. Allied Artists. 80 mins. (p/s).

4:30am  FIRE MAIDENS OF OUTER SPACE (1956) Anthony Dexler, Susan Shaw, Paul Carpenter. Dir. Seymour Roth. Topaz Film. PREMIERE--EXEMPT


Saturday, June 11, 2022


DAYTIME THEME: Here Comes the Bride

6:00am JUNE BRIDE (1948) Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter. Dir. Bretaigne Windust. Warner Bros. 97 mins. (p/s). 

7:45am FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1950) Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM. 93 mins. (p/s).

9:30am SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954) Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn. Dir. Stanley Donen. MGM. 103 mins. (p/s).

11:15am THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright. Dir. Rob Reiner. Fox. 100 mins. PREMIERE #8

DAYTIME THEME: Marriage Troubles

1:00pm TWO FOR THE ROAD (1967) Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron. Dir. Stanley Donen. Fox. 112 mins. (p/s).

3:00pm THE MARRYING KIND (1952) Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy. Dir. George Cukor. Columbia. 93 mins. (p/s).

4:45pm WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966) Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal. Dir. Mike Nichols. Warner Brothers. 131 mins. (p/s).

7:00pm HOLLYWOOD MY HOMETOWN (1965) Ken Murray. 52 mins. (p/s). 


8:00pm SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977) John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller. Dir. John Badham. Paramount. 119 mins. (p/s).

10:00pm GREASE (1978) John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing. Dir. Randal Kleiser. Paramount. 110 mins. (p/s). 

NOIR ALLEY: Ann Savage

12:00am DETOUR (1945) Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake. Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer. PRC Pictures. 68 mins. (p/s)

1:45am MIDNIGHT MANHUNT (1945) William Gargan, Ann Savage, Leo Gorcey. Dir. William C. Thomas. Paramount. 64 mins. PREMIERE #9

3:00am RENEGADE GIRL (1946) Alan Curtis, Ann Savage, Edward Brophy. Dir. William Berke. Affiliated Productions. 65 mins. PREMIERE #10

4:15am PYGMY ISLAND (1950) Johnny Weissmuller, Ann Savage, David Bruce. Dir. William Berke. Columbia. 69 mins. (p/s). 

5:30am THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TUPPERWARE (1959) 29 mins. (p/s). 

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TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #44: “Battle of the B's”

Week of October 9-15, 2022

SOTM: Dana Andrews

THE ESSENTIALS: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

TCM IMPORTS: Face to Face (1976), Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

TCM SPOTLIGHT: Akira and Orson Tackle Shakespeare

NOIR ALLEY: Kiss of Death (1947), Out of the Past (1947)


Challenge #1 “B” Stands for B Movies – Universal's Inner Sanctum Mysteries series, and more!

Challenge #2 “B” Stands for Bad Guys – Khan, Nurse Ratched, Kathie Moffat, Angel Eyes, Vince Stone

Challenge #3 “B” Stands for Bob/Ben – Recommendations from Ben

Challenge #4 “B” Stands for Back in the Day (Film Series We Love) – Showa-Era Godzilla Films

Challenge #5 1944 Guest Programmer – Mortimer Brewster (from Arsenic and Old Lace)


Logan (2017)

Unbreakable (2000)

Jail Bait (1954)

Night of the Ghouls (1959)

Boogie Nights (1997)

Oldboy (2003)

Breaking News (2004)

Green Hell (1940)

The Frozen Ghost (1945)

Strange Confession (1945)

Pillow of Death (1945)

Crossroads (1986)


Face to Face (1976)

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff (1949)

Calling Dr. Death (1943)

Weird Woman (1944)

Dead Man's Eyes (1944)

Jackie Brown (1997)

King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)


1910s: 0

1920s: 1

1930s: 12

1940s: 22

1950s: 22

1960s: 19

1970s: 8

1980s: 3

1990s: 5

2000s: 4

2010s: 1


Just a few comments, as the schedule is fairly self-explanatory (as usual!).


The schedule begins with films that have either a main character confined to a wheelchair throughout the movie, or feature a memorable scene involving a wheelchair. The primetime hours focus on mental illness, and include The Silent Sunday Night selection, and two Ingmar Bergman films on TCM Imports.


Today celebrates director Ed Wood's birthday, high(low?)lighting several of his films, and includes the excellent Ed Wood (1994). The evening is devoted to Star of the Month Dana Andrews, and features the usual suspects of his fine filmography, as well as a few seldom-seen-on-TCM selections, including Swamp Water (1941), which I thoroughly enjoyed the one and only time it's been shown on TCM.


The morning block showcases some stunning locales by featuring films shot in and around various state and national parks. Primetime gives us films presented by our guest programmer from 1944, Mortimer Brewster. Mr. Brewster seems to have chosen a night of films whose titles reflect a day in his life.


I am always intrigued and impressed by directors (and the films they make) that include some kind of interesting/technically difficult/artistic decision. The “long take” has long been a favorite example of this. Wednesday morning features films that contain at least one shot whose preparation and execution astounds me!

The primetime block is devoted to Shakespearean adaptations by two of my favorite directors, Akira Kurosawa and Orson Welles. (NOTE – I didn't realize until much too late that LonesomePolecat also had a very similar theme in her schedule. So I apologize for the similarity. I promise I'm not copying off your homework! Let's chalk it up to “Great minds...etc etc”)😉


The day starts with a colorful theme, and ends with a string of “B” movies from Universal. The Inner Sanctum Mysteries started off as a radio program that ran through the 40s and early 50s. Universal bought the film rights as a vehicle for Lon Chaney Jr., and ended up making 6 films in the series. To round out the night, I included two other Universal Horror personal faves, The Black Cat (1934) and The Old Dark House (1932).


Friday starts off with more Universal pictures, featuring 50s sci-fi directed by Jack Arnold. The afternoon is dedicated to the harmonica ((which is really just a shameless tactic to throw Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) in there!))

Primetime features a run of films that Ben Mankiewicz encourages all viewers to see, including the TCM Underground pick of the week, Jackie Brown (1997).


Saturday morning and daytime are reserved for a film series I hold dear, the Showa-era Godzilla movies. While mostly schlocky, I enjoy them unabashedly, and still maintain that the original, Godzilla (1954), is a brilliant, artistic masterpiece.

Primetime is dedicated to the “B”ad guys and gals of film, and kicks off with The Essentials, featuring Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Not only do I think this is the best Star Trek movie, I consider it to tick off almost every box that makes for ANY essential film. It has a great story/theme, a fantastic script, fine acting, good direction/cinematography, a beautiful score, and perfectly captures the “feeling” of Star Trek that made fans love the original series so much.

The rest of the evening features more delicious “baddies”, ranging from Nurse Ratched to “The Bad” himself, and from Vince Stone to the textbook femme fatale, Kathie Moffat in this week's second Noir Alley selection, Out of the Past (1947).

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TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #44: “Battle of the B's”

Week of October 9-15, 2022

--------------------------------SUNDAY OCTOBER 9TH-------------------------------

Films Featuring Wheelchairs

6:00am Night Must Fall (1937) Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, May Whitty. Dir: Richard Thorpe. MGM, 116min. p/s

8:00am Rear Window (1954) James Stewart, Grace Kelly. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 112min. p/s

Noir Alley

10:00am Kiss of Death (1947) Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy. Dir: Henry Hathaway. Fox, 99min. p/s

11:45am Logan (2017) Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart. Dir: James Mangold. Fox, 137min. Premiere #1

2:15pm Scream of Fear (1961) Susan Strasberg, Ann Todd, Christopher Lee. Dir: Seth Holt. Hammer Films, 81min. p/s

3:45pm What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Bette Davis, Joan Crawford. Dir: Robert Aldrich. Warner Bros, 134min. p/s

6:00pm Unbreakable (2000) Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson. Dir: M. Night Shyamalan. Touchstone Pictures, 106min. Premiere #2

Delving into Mental Illness

8:00pm Hangover Square (1945) Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders. Dir: John Brahm. Fox, 77min. p/s

9:30pm A Double Life (1947) Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien. Dir: George Cukor. Universal, 104min. p/s

11:15pm Shadow on the Wall (1950) Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott. Dir: Patrick Jackson. MGM, 84min. p/s

Silent Sunday Night

12:45 am Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield. Dir: John S. Robertson. Paramount, 69min. p/s

TCM Imports

2:00am Face to Face (1976) Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. Cinematograph AB, 114min. Exempt Premiere

4:00am Through a Glass Darkly (1961) Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. Svensk Filmindustri, 90min. p/s

--------------------------------MONDAY OCTOBER 10TH-------------------------------

Based on the Works of H.G. Wells

5:30am The Time Machine (1960) Rod Taylor, Alan Young. Dir: George Pal. MGM, 103min. p/s

7:15am The Invisible Man (1933) Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 71min. p/s

8:30am The War of the Worlds (1953) Gene Barry, Ann Robinson. Dir: Byron Haskin. Paramount, 85min. p/s

10:00am Island of Lost Souls (1932) Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Erle C. Kenton. Paramount, 70min. p/s

Happy Birthday Ed Wood

11:15am Jail Bait (1954) Lyle Talbot, Delores Fuller. Dir: Edward D. Wood Jr. Howco Productions Inc., 71min. Premiere #3

12:30pm Bride of the Monster (1955) Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson. Dir: Edward D. Wood Jr. Rolling M. Productions, 69min. p/s

1:45pm Night of the Ghouls (1959) Kenne Duncan, Tor Johnson. Dir: Edward D. Wood Jr. Atomic Productions Inc., 69min. Premiere #4

3:00pm Glen or Glenda (1953) Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi. Dir: Edward D. Wood Jr. Screen Classics Productions, 65min. Public Domain

4:15pm Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957) Bela Lugosi, Vampira, Tor Johnson. Dir: Edward D. Wood Jr. Reynolds Pictures, 79min. p/s

5:45pm Ed Wood (1994) Johnny Depp, Martin Landau. Dir: Tim Burton. Touchstone Pictures, 127min. p/s

SOTM Dana Andrews

8:00pm The Ox-Bow Incident (1942) Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews. Dir: William A. Wellman. Fox, 75min. p/s

9:15pm Swamp Water (1941) Walter Brennan, Walter Houston. Dir: Jean Renoir. Fox, 88min. p/s

10:45pm Laura (1944) Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews. Dir: Otto Preminger. Fox, 88min. p/s

12:15am Elephant Walk (1953) Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews. Dir: William Dieterle. Paramount, 103min. p/s

2:00am Curse of the Demon (1957) Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. Columbia, 95min. p/s

3:45am The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March. Dir: William Wyler. The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 170min. p/s

--------------------------------TUESDAY OCTOBER 11TH-------------------------------

Featuring Locations in National/State Parks

6:45am Planet of the Apes (1968) Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall. Dir: Franklin J. Schaffner. Fox, 112min. p/s

8:45am Close Encounter of the Third Kind (1977) Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut. Dir: Steven Spielberg. Columbia/EMI, 138min. p/s

11:15am Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) James Mason, Pat Boone. Dir: Henry Levin. Fox, 129min. p/s

1:30pm Vertigo (1958) James Stewart, Kim Novak. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 129min. p/s

3:45pm Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Paul Newman, Robert Redford. Dir: George Roy Hill. Fox, 110min. p/s

5:45pm Star Wars (1977) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher. Dir: George Lucas. Fox, 121min. p/s

7:50pm Colorful North Carolina (1942) (short) James A. FitzPatrick. Dir: James A. FitzPatrick. MGM, 9min. p/s

Challenge #5 Guest Programmer Mortimer Brewster (from Arsenic and Old Lace)

8:00pm Married Bachelor (1941) Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Felix Bressart. Dir: Edward Buzzell. MGM, 81min. p/s

9:30pm The Family Secret (1951) John Derek, Lee J. Cobb. Dir: Henry Levin. Columbia, 85min. p/s

11:00pm Pretty Poison (1968) Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld. Dir: Noel Black. Fox, 89min. p/s

12:30am Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff. Dir: Charles T. Barton. Universal, 84min. 1944-Exempt Premiere

2:00am The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros, 115min. p/s

4:00am Some Kind of a Nut (1969) Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson. Dir: Garson Kanin. United Artists, 90min. p/s

--------------------------------WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12TH-----------------------------

Film-making Fun!: The Long Take

5:30am Boogie Nights (1997) Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Moore, Burt Reynolds. Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson. New Line Cinema, 155min. Premiere #5

8:15am Goodfellas (1990) Robert de Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci. Dir: Martin Scorsese. Warer Bros, 146min. p/s

10:45am Touch of Evil (1958) Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh. Dir: Orson Welles. Universal, 95min. p/s

12:30pm Contact (1997) Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey. Dir: Robert Zemeckis. Warner Bros, 150min. p/s

3:00pm Oldboy (2003) Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-Tae. Dir: Chan-wook Park. Egg Films, 120min. Premiere #6

5:00pm Rope (1948) James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Warner Bros, 80min. p/s

6:30pm Breaking News (2004) Richie Jen, Kelly Chen. Dir: Johnnie To. Media Asia Films, 90min. Premiere #7

TCM Spotlight - Akira and Orson Tackle Shakespeare

8:00pm Throne of Blood (1957) Toshiro Mifune, Minoru Chiaki. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 110min. p/s

10:00pm Ran (1985) Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Greenwich Film Productions/Toho, 162min. p/s

12:45am The Bad Sleep Well (1960) Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 151min. p/s

3:30am Chimes at Midnight (1965) Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau. Dir: Orson Welles. Internacional Films, 119min. p/s

5:30am Othello (1951) Orson Welles, Michael MacLiammoir. Dir: Orson Welles. Scalera Film/Mercury Productions, 93min. p/s

--------------------------------THURSDAY OCTOBER 13TH-------------------------------


7:00am Red-Headed Woman (1932) Jean Harlow, Chester Morris. Dir: Jack Conway. MGM, 79min. p/s

8:30am A Clockwork Orange (1971) Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. Warner Bros, 136min. p/s

11:00am Yellow Dust (1936) Richard Dix, Leila Hyams. Dir: Wallace Fox. RKO, 69min. p/s

12:15pm Green Hell (1940) Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Bennett. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 87min. Premiere #8

1:45pm Secret of the Blue Room (1933) Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart. Dir: Kurt Neumann. Universal, 66min. p/s

2:55pm Mood Indigo (1952) (short) Duke Ellington. Dir: Duke Goldstone. Snader Telescriptions, 4min.

3:00pm Violets in Spring (1936) (short) George Murphy, Virginia Grey. Dir: Kurt Neuman. MGM, 21min. p/s

3:30pm Chasing Rainbows (1930) Bessie Love, Charles King, Jack Benny. Dir: Charles Reisner. MGM, 96min. p/s

5:15pm Finian's Rainbow (1968) Fred Astaire, Petula Clark. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. Warner Bros, 141min. p/s

7:45pm Rainbow Canyons (1936) (short) James A. FitzPatrick. Dir: Ruth FitzPatrick. MGM, 8min. p/s

Challenge #1 - “B” Stands for B Movies – Universal's Inner Sanctum Mysteries and More!

8:00pm Calling Dr. Death (1943) Lon Chaney Jr., Patricia Morison. Dir: Reginald Le Borg. Universal, 63min. B-Movie Exempt Premiere

9:15pm Weird Woman (1944) Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Gwynne. Dir: Reginald Le Borg. Universal, 63min. B-Movie Exempt Premiere

10:30pm Dead Man's Eyes (1944) Lon Chaney Jr., Jean Parker. Dir: Reginald Le Borg. Universal, 64min. B-Movie Exempt Premiere

11:45pm The Frozen Ghost (1945) Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers. Dir: Harold Young. Universal, 61min. Premiere #9

1:00am Strange Confession (1945) Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce. Dir: John Hoffman. Universal, 62min. Premiere #10

2:15am Pillow of Death (1945) Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce. Dir: Wallace Fox. Universal, 66min. Premiere #11

3:30am The Old Dark House (1932) Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 72min. p/s

4:45am The Black Cat (1934) Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Edgar G. Ullmer. Universal, 65min. p/s

--------------------------------FRIDAY OCTOBER 14TH-------------------------------

Happy Birthday Jack Arnold

6:00am Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Richard Carlson, Julie Adams. Dir: Jack Arnold. Universal, 79min. p/s

7:30am Revenge of the Creature (1955) John Agar, Lori Nelson. Dir: Jack Arnold. Universal, 82min. p/s

9:00am Tarantula (1955) John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll. Dir: Jack Arnold. Universal, 80min. p/s

10:15am The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Grant Williams, Randy Stuart. Dir: Jack Arnold. Universal, 81min. p/s

Featuring the Dulcet Tones of the Harmonica

11:45am A Hard Day's Night (1964) John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr. Dir: Richard Lester. United Artists, 87min. p/s

1:15pm Crossroads (1986) Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca. Dir: Walter Hill. Columbia, 99min. Premiere #12

3:00pm Meet John Doe (1941) Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck. Dir: Frank Capra. Warner Bros, 135min. p/s

5:15pm Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards. Dir: Sergio Leone. Paramount, 165min. p/s

Challenge #3 “B” Stands for Ben

8:00pm Citizen Kane (1941) Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten. Dir: Orson Welles. RKO, 119min. p/s

10:00pm Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros, 102min. p/s

11:45pm All the President's Men (1976) Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford. Dir: Alan J. Pacula. Warner Bros, 138min. p/s

TCM Underground

2:15am Jackie Brown (1997) Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Miramax, 154min. Ben-Exempt Premiere

5:00am No Country for Old Men (2007) Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem. Dir: Joel & Ethan Cohen. Paramount, 122min. p/s

--------------------------------SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH-------------------------------

Challenge #4 “B” Stands for Back in the Day – A Favorite Film Series

Showa-Era Godzilla-thon!

7:15am Godzilla (1954) Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata. Dir: Ishiro Honda. Toho, 96min. p/s

9:00am King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963) Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahaha. Dir: Ishiro Honda. Toho, 91min. 2006-Exempt Premiere

10:45am Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi. Dir: Ishiro Honda. Toho, 89min. p/s

12:15pm Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster (1964) Yosuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi. Dir: Ishiro Honda. Toho, 85min. p/s

1:45pm Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) Nick Adams, Akira Takarada. Dir: Ishiro Honda. Toho, 93min. p/s

3:30pm Destroy All Monsters (1968) Akira Kubo, Jan Tazaki. Dir: Iahiro Honda. Toho, 88min. p/s

5:00pm Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama. Dir: Jun Fukuda. Toho, 84min. p/s

6:30pm Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai. Dir: Ishiro Honda. Toho, 79min. p/s

Challenge #2 “B” Stands for Bad Guys (and Gals!)

The Essentials

8:00pm Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, Ricardo Montalban. Dir: Nicholas Meyer. Paramount, 113min. p/s

10:00pm One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher. Dir: Milos Forman. United Artists, 133min. p/s

Noir Alley

12:15am Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. RKO, 97min. p/s

2:00am The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach. Dir: Sergio Leone. United Artists, 178min. p/s

5:00am The Big Heat (1953) Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin. Dir: Fritz Lang. Columbia, 89min. p/s

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October 16 - October 22, 2022
Star of the Month:
 Linda Darnell
TCM Spotlight: New York Times Best Sellers
The Essentials: Becket (1964)
Noir Alley: Brighton Rock (1947) and Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
Silent Sunday: The Iron Mask (1929)
TCM Imports: Lino Ventura in 1969
TCM Underground: Carol White

Challenge #1 “B” Stands for B Movies: Sol M. Wurtzel
Challenge #2 “B” Stands for Bad Guys: A Little Funny in the Head
Challenge #3 “B” Stands for Bob or Ben: Bob’s Picks
Challenge #4 “B” Stands for Back in the Day - Film Series We Love: Charlie Chan
Challenge #5 1944 Guest Programmer: Father O’Malley from Going My Way (1944)

1. Come Fill the Cup (1951)
2. The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
3. Centennial Summer (1946)
4. The Walls of Jericho (1948)
5. The View from Pompey’s Head (1955)
6. Prince of Foxes (1949)
7. The Black Rose (1950)
8. Catch-22 (1970)
9. Moontide (1942)
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)
11. September Affair (1950)
12. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

Exempt Premieres
1. Play Misty for Me (1971)
2. Platoon (1986)
3. The Iron Mask (1929)
4. Army of Shadows (1969)
5. The Sicilian Clan (1969)
6. Beloved Infidel (1959)
7. The Clouded Yellow (1950)
8. Footlight Serenade (1942)
9. 36 Hours to Kill (1936)
10. The Man Who Wouldn’t Die (1942)
11. Backlash (1947)
12. Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)
13. Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)

Our Sunday daytime programming features an array of bad guys and gals who are, well, not quite right in the head. Primetime features a double feature of Gig Young. Young received his first Oscar nomination for Come Fill the Cup (1951) and won the Oscar for They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969). Silent Sunday Night features a classic swashbuckler starring Douglas Fairbanks. TCM Imports features two great Lino Ventura performances from 1969.

Monday features an all-day tribute to the wonderful and lovely, Marsha Hunt. Hunt was a very talented actress who excelled in all sorts of roles. We pay tribute to her range with some of her best performances. During Primetime, we are fortunate to welcome Father O’Malley from Going My Way as our Guest Programmer. He has selected a variety of films featuring priests and nuns and hopes that everyone enjoys this special night of programming.

Our daytime theme takes us into the city of Berlin. All of our films either take place in or feature a scene in Berlin. From classic spy tales to an hysterical comedy, savor the excitement and tension that is Berlin. Primetime continues our Star of the Month tribute to the beautiful and radiant, Linda Darnell. Darnell was a great talent and her range is on full display tonight with a musical, a western, two dramas including her starring role in Forever Amber (1947), and a comedy. 

Wednesday features a salute to the dynamic actress and beauty, Lee Remick. We have a day of films as diverse as the actress herself, including three films that have not aired on TCM for over 20 years! Our primetime lineup continues our month’s spotlight on the history of the New York Times Best Sellers list. 

Our daytime theme takes us Around the World with Orson Welles! In 1955, Welles created a short series for British television touring different countries including France, Spain, Austria, and England. We pay homage to Welles with a day of his performances with each film featuring footage from a different country. Primetime continues the beloved Bob’s Picks series, a popular programming block where Robert Osborne would share films that were new to TCM, underseen, had not been featured in primetime, or significant. Bob’s Picks always featured variety and we have something for everyone. 

A full Friday filled with films from 20th Century Fox! Our morning kicks off with four films from Sol M. Wurtzel’s B unit. We then join the great detective, Charlie Chan, for four fun mysteries. The late afternoon concludes with three films from Ida Lupino at Fox, including two film noir gems. Our Friday primetime block continues the fun as we take a look at one of the screen’s most glamorous couples, Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. Two of Fox’s most popular stars, they made three films together and we have them for you tonight. TCM Underground features one of the most promising young British actresses of the 1960s, Carol White.  

Join us for an all-day birthday tribute to the extraordinary, Joan Fontaine. Best remembered for her roles in two Alfred Hitchcock films, Fontaine could play the innocent woman better than anyone. Her filmography features a number of excellent performances and we are pleased to showcase many of her finest roles today. The Essentials this week features Richard Burton in one of his greatest performances as the titular character in Becket (1964). On Noir Alley, we have a TCM premiere of the Edward G. Robinson film noir Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948). We conclude the week with two films featuring the legendary Lillian Gish. 

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October 16 - October 22, 2022


Sunday, October 16th 

Challenge #2 “B” Stands for Bad Guys and Gals: A Little Funny in the Head

6:00am Wait Until Dark (1967) Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin. Dir. Terence Young. WB. 108 min. (p/s)

8:00am Cape Fear (1962) Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum. Dir. J. Lee Thompson. UI. 106 min.

Noir Alley Repeat

10:00am Brighton Rock (1947) Richard Attenborough, Hermoine Baddeley. Dir. John Boulting. Associated British Picture Corporation. 92 min. (p/s)

11:45am Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. PAR. 109 min. (p/s)

1:45pm Play Misty for Me (1971) Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter. Dir. Clint Eastwood. UI. 102 min. (Bad Guys - Exempt) 

3:30pm Platoon (1986) Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe. Dir. Oliver Stone. Orion Pictures. 120 min. (Bad Guys - Exempt)

5:45pm The Collector (1965) Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar. Dir. William Wyler. COL. 119 min. (p/s)

Gig Young Double Feature

8:00pm Come Fill the Cup (1951) James Cagney, Phyllis Thaxter. Dir. Gordon Douglas. WB. 113 min. (premiere)

10:00pm They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969) Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin. Dir. Sydney Pollack. Cinerama Releasing Corporation. 120 min. (p/s)

Silent Sunday Night

12:15am The Iron Mask (1929) Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett. Dir. Allan Dwan. UA. 95 min. (Silent - Exempt Premiere)

TCM Imports: Lino Ventura in 1969

2:00am Army of Shadows (1969) Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse. Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville. Valoria Films. 145 min. (Imports - Exempt Premiere)

4:30am The Sicilian Clan (1969) Jean Gabin, Alain Delon. Dir. Henri Verneuil. FOX. 122 min. (Imports - Exempt Premiere)


Monday, October 17th

Happy Birthday, Marsha Hunt!

6:45am Blossoms in the Dust (1941) Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon. Dir. Mervin LeRoy. MGM. 99 min. (p/s)

8:30am Kid Glove Killer (1942) Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt. Dir. Fred Zinnemann. MGM. 74 min. (p/s)

10:00am The Affairs of Martha (1942) Marsha Hunt, Richard Carlson. Dir. Jules Dassin. MGM. 66 min. (p/s)

11:15am The Human Comedy (1943) Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan. Dir. Clarence Brown. MGM. 117 min. (p/s) 

1:15pm None Shall Escape (1944) Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox. Dir. Andre De Toth. COL. 85 min. (p/s)

2:45pm A Letter for Evie (1946) Marsha Hunt, John Carroll. Dir. Jules Dassin. MGM. 89 min. (p/s)

4:30pm The Happy Time (1952) Charles Boyer, Louis Jourdan. Dir. Richard Fleischer. COL. 94 min. (p/s)

6:15pm Blue Denim (1959) Carol Lynley, Brandon De Wilde. Dir. Philip Dunne. FOX. 89 min. (p/s)

Challenge #5: 1944 Guest Programmer: Father O’Malley from Going My Way

8:00pm The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell. Dir. John M. Stahl. FOX. 137 min. (p/s)

10:30pm Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum. Dir. John Huston. FOX. 108 min. (p/s)

12:30am Come to the Stable (1949) Loretta Young, Celeste Holm. Dir. Henry Koster. FOX. 94 min. (p/s)

2:15am Lilies of the Field (1963) Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala. Dir. Ralph Nelson. UA. 94 min. (p/s)

4:00am Boys Town (1938) Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney. Dir. Norman Taurog. MGM. 96 min. (p/s)


Tuesday, October 18th

Berlin Stories

5:45am A Foreign Affair (1948) Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich. Dir. Billy Wilder. PAR. 116 min. (p/s)

7:45am The Man Between (1953) James Mason, Claire Bloom. Dir. Carol Reed. UA. 100 min. (p/s)

9:30am One, Two, Three (1961) James Cagney, Horst Buchholz. Dir. Billy Wilder. UA. 104 min. (p/s) 

11:30am The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) Richard Burton, Claire Bloom. Dir. Martin Ritt. PAR. 112 min. (p/s)

1:30pm Funeral in Berlin (1966) Michael Caine, Oskar Homolka. Dir. Guy Hamilton. PAR. 102 min. (p/s)

3:30pm The Quiller Memorandum (1966) George Segal, Alec Guinness. Dir. Michael Anderson. FOX. 104 min. (p/s)

5:30pm The Counterfeit Traitor(1962) William Holden, Lilli Palmer. Dir. George Seaton. PAR. 140 min. (premiere)

Star of the Month: Linda Darnell

8:00pm Centennial Summer (1946) Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde. Dir. Otto Preminger. FOX. 102 min. (premiere)

9:45pm My Darling Clementine (1946) Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell. Dir. John Ford. FOX. 97 min. (p/s)

11:30pm Forever Amber (1947) Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde. Dir. Otto Preminger. FOX. 138 min. (p/s)

2:00am The Walls of Jericho (1948) Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell. Dir. John M. Stahl. FOX. 106 min. (premiere)

4:00am Unfaithfully Yours (1948) Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell. Dir. Preston Sturges. FOX. 105 min. (p/s)


Wednesday, October 19th

Lee Remick

6:00am A Delicate Balance (1973) Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield. Dir. Tony Richardson. American Film Theatre. 133 min. (p/s)

8:15am The Long, Hot Summer (1958) Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward. Dir. Martin Ritt. FOX. 115 min. (p/s)

10:15am Wild River (1960) Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick. Dir. Elia Kazan. FOX. 110 min. (p/s)

12:15pm Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965) Lee Remick, Steve McQueen. Dir. Robert Mulligan. COL. 100 min. (p/s)

2:00pm The Detective (1968) Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick. Dir. Gordon Douglas. FOX. 114 min. (p/s)

4:00pm No Way to Treat a Lady (1968) Rod Steiger, Lee Remick. Dir. Jack Smight. PAR. 108 min. (p/s)

6:00pm Sometimes a Great Notion (1971) Paul Newman, Henry Fonda. Dir. Paul Newman. UI. 114 min. (p/s)

TCM Spotlight: New York Times Best Sellers

8:00pm The View from Pompey’s Head (1955) Richard Egan, Dana Wynter. Dir. Philip Dunne. FOX. 97 min. (premiere)

9:45pm Not as a Stranger (1955) Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra. Stanley Kramer. UA. 135 min. (p/s)

12:15am The Cardinal (1963) Tom Tryon, Carol Lynley. Dir. Otto Preminger. COL. 175 min. (p/s)

3:15am The Robe (1953) Richard Burton, Jean Simmons. Dir. Henry Koster. FOX. 135 min. (p/s)


Thursday, October 20th

Around the World with Orson Welles

5:45am The Third Man (1949) Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli. Dir. Carol Reed. London Film Productions. 104 min. (p/s)

7:30am Prince of Foxes (1949) Tyrone Power, Orson Welles. Dir. Henry King. FOX. 107 min. (premiere)

9:30am The Black Rose (1950) Tyrone Power, Orson Welles. Dir. Henry Hathaway. FOX. 120 min. (premiere)

11:45am Moby Dick (1956) Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart. Dir. John Huston. WB. 116 min. (p/s) 

1:45pm The Trial (1962) Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau. Dir. Orson Welles. Paris-Europa Productions. 119 min. (p/s)

4:00pm The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967) Jeanne Moreau, Ian Bannen. Dir. Tony Richardson. UA. 91 min. (p/s)

5:45pm Catch-22 (1970) Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam. Dir. Mike Nichols. PAR. 122 min. (premiere)

Bob’s Picks

8:00pm Beloved Infidel (1959) Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr. Dir. Henry King. FOX. 123 min. (Bob - Exempt)

10:15pm The Reckless Moment (1949) James Mason, Joan Bennett. Dir. Max Ophuls. COL. 82 min. (p/s)

11:45pm 5 Fingers (1952) James Mason, Danielle Darrieux. Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. FOX. 108 min. (p/s)

1:45am The Clouded Yellow (1950) Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard. Dir. Ralph Thomas. Carillon Films. 95 min. (Bob - Exempt) 

3:30am Footlight Serenade (1942) John Payne, Betty Grable. Dir. Gregory Ratoff. FOX. 80 min. (Bob - Exempt)


Friday, October 21st

Fox Friday

Challenge #1: “B” Stands for B Movies: Sol M. Wurtzel 

5:00am 36 Hours to Kill (1936) Brian Donlevy, Gloria Stuart. Dir. Eugene Forde. FOX. 66 min. (B Movie - Exempt)

6:15am Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) Peter Lorre, Thomas Beck. Dir. Norman Foster. FOX. 67 min. (p/s)

7:30am The Man Who Wouldn’t Die (1942) Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver. Dir. Herbert I. Leeds. FOX. 65 min. (B Movie - Exempt)

8:45am Backlash (1947) Jean Rogers, Richard Travis. Dir. Eugene Forde. FOX. 66 min. (B Movie - Exempt)

Challenge #4: “B” Stands for Back in the Day - Film Series: Charlie Chan

10:00am Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935) Warner Oland, Pat Paterson. Dir. Louis King. FOX. 72 min. (p/s)

11:15am Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936) Warner Oland, Boris Karloff. Dir. H. Bruce Humberstone. FOX.  68 min. (2006- Exempt Premiere)

12:30pm Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936) Warner Oland, Keye Luke. Dir. Harry Lachman. FOX. 72 min. (p/s)

1:45pm Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille. Dir. H. Bruce Humberstone. FOX. 71 min. (2006 - Exempt Premiere)

Ida Lupino at Fox

3:00pm The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce. Dir. Alfred L. Welker. FOX. 85 min. (p/s)

4:30pm Moontide (1942) Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino. Dir. Archie Mayo. FOX. 94 min. (premiere)

6:15pm Road House (1948) Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde. Dir. Jean Negulesco. FOX. 95 min. (p/s)

Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney

8:00pm The Razor’s Edge (1946) Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney. Dir. Edmund Goulding. FOX. 145 min. (p/s)

10:45pm Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942) Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney. Dir. John Cromwell. FOX. 98 min. (p/s)

12:30am That Wonderful Urge (1948) Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney. Dir. Robert B. Sinclair. FOX. 82 min. (p/s)

TCM Underground: Carol White

2:00am Poor Cow (1967) Terence Stamp, Carol White. Dir. Ken Loach. Vic Films Productions. 101 min. (Underground - Exempt)

3:45am I’ll Never Forget What’s’isname (1967) Orson Welles, Oliver Reed. Dir. Michael Winner. RANK. 97 min. (Underground - Exempt)


Saturday, October 22nd

Happy Birthday, Joan Fontaine!

5:30am The Constant Nymph (1943) Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine. Dir. Edmund Goulding. WB. 112 min. (p/s)

7:30am This Above All (1942) Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine. Dir. Anatole Litvak. FOX. 110 min. (p/s)

9:30am Ivy (1947) Joan Fontaine, Patric Knowles. Dir. Sam Wood. UI. 99 min. (p/s)

11:15am Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster. Dir. Norman Foster. UI. 79 min. (premiere)

12:45pm Rebecca (1940) Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. UA. 130 min. (p/s)

3:00pm Suspicion (1941) Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. RKO. 99 min. (p/s)

4:45pm Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan. Dir. Max Ophuls. UI. 87 min. (p/s)

6:15pm September Affair (1950) Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten. Dir. William Dieterle. PAR. 104 min. (premiere)

The Essentials

8:00pm Becket (1964) Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole. Dir. Peter Glenville. PAR. 148 min. (p/s)

10:45pm The Desert Rats (1953) Richard Burton, James Mason. Dir. Robert Wise. FOX. 88 min. (p/s)

Noir Alley

12:30am Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell. Dir. John Farrow. PAR. 81 min. (premiere)

Lillian Gish

2:00am Duel in the Sun (1946) Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten. Dir. King Vidor. Selznick International Pictures. 144 min. (p/s)

4:30am The Unforgiven (1960) Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn. Dir. John Huston. UA. 125 min. (p/s)

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CinemaInternational's Notes

Schedule for February 13-19, 2022

The Essentials: Valley of the Dolls (1967)

TCM Imports: Indochine (1992) & The Truth (2019)

TCM Underground: Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) & Soapdish (1991)

Silent Sunday: A Kiss for Cinderella (1925)

Noir Alley: The File on Thelma Jordon (1949)

Challenge #1: A Legacy of Bs: Universal in the 30s

Challenge #2: Noir: Bad Guys & Femme Fatales

Challenge #3: Bob's Picks: 20th Century Fox's Golden Age

Challenge #4: Romances for Valentine's Day [Holidays]

Challenge #5: Guest Programmer:  Trudy Kockenlocker from The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 


1920s 6

1930s 22

1940s 15

1950s 18

1960s 10

1970s 12

1980s 3

1990s 3

2000s 0

2010s 1


1. A Girl with Ideas (1937)

2. The Day of the Locust (1975)

3. Nob Hill (1945)

4. Junior Miss (1945)

5. City Across the River (1949)

6. A Woman's Vengeance (1948)

7. Mr and Mrs Bridge (1990)

8. The Glass Menagerie (1987)

9. This Happy Feeling (1958)

10. Jennie Gerhardt (1933)

11. Bolero (1934)

12. The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)

Exempt Premieres:

1.  Ladies Must Love (1933)

2. Don't Bet on Love (1933)

3. Moonlight and Pretzels (1933)

4. A Kiss for Cinderella (1925)

5. Indochine (1992)

6. The Truth (2019)

7. September Affair (1950)

8. Centennial Summer (1946)

9. When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)

10. The 13th Letter (1951)

11. Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

12.  The Saxon Charm (1948)

13.  Undercover Girl (1950)

14. Diplomatic Courier (1952)

15. Yanks (1979)

16. She's Having a Baby (1988)

17.Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

18. Soapdish (1991)

19. No Man of Her Own (1950)


CinemaInternational Schedule

Sunday, February 13, 2022

A Legacy of Bs: Universal in the 30s (Challenge #1)

6 AM Love Before Breakfast (1936) Carole Lombard & Preston Foster D Walter Lang Universal 65 min p/s

7:15 AM Ladies Must Love (1933) June Knight & Sally O'Neil D EA Dupont Universal 70 min B-Movie Exempt Premiere #1

8:30 AM Don't Bet on Love (1933) Lew Ayres & Ginger Rogers D Murray Roth Universal 62 min B-Movie Exempt Premiere #2

9:45 AM The Old Dark House (1932) Boris Karloff & Charles Laughton D James Whale Universal 75 min p/s

11 AM Waterloo Bridge (1931) Mae Clarke & Kent Douglass D James Whale Universal 72 min p/s

12:15 PM Moonlight and Pretzels (1933) Roger Pryor & Mary Brian

😧D Karl Freund Universal 83 min B-Movie Exempt Premiere#3

1:45 PM The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Boris Karloff & Elsa Lancaster D James Whale Universal 75 min p/s

3:15 PM You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) WC Fields & Edgar Bergen D William Marshall Universal 75 min p/s

4:45 PM A Girl With Ideas (1937) Wendy Barrie & Walter Pidgeon D S Sylvan Simon Universal 70 min Premiere #1

6 PM The Black Cat (1934) Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff D Edgar Ulmer Universal 65 min p/s


7:30 PM MGM Parade


The Dark Side of Hollywood

8 PM Sunset Boulevard (1950) Gloria Swanson & William Holden D Billy Wilder Paramount 110 min p/s

10 PM The Day of the Locust (1975) William Atherson & Karen Black D John Schlesinger Paramount 144 min Premiere #2


Silent Sunday

12:30 AM A Kiss for Cinderella (1925) Betty Bronson & Esther Ralston D Herbert Brenon Paramount 108 min Silent Exempt Premiere


TCM Imports

2:30 AM Indochine (1992) Catherine Deneuve & Linh Dan Pham D Regis Wargnier Sony Pictures Classics 165  min Imports Exempt Premiere #1

5:30 AM The Truth (2019) Catherine Deneuve & Juliette Binoche D Hirozaku Kor-Eda IFC 108 min Imports Exempt Premiere #2

Monday, February 14, 2022

Romances for Valentine's Day (Challenge #4: Holidays)

7: 30 AM Love Letters (1945) Jennifer Jones & Joseph Cotten D William Dieterle Paramount 101 min p/s

9:15 AM September Affair (1950) Joan Fontaine & Joseph Cotten D William Dieterle Paramount 104 min 2006-Exempt Premiere #1

11 AM The Rose Tattoo (1955) Anna Magnani & Burt Lancaster D Daniel Mann Paramount 117 min p/s

1 PM Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) Natalie Wood & Steve McQueen D Richard Mulligan 100 min p/s

2:45 PM The Sterile Cuckoo (1969) Liza Minnelli & Wendall Burton D Alan J Pakula Paramount 107 min p/s

4:45 PM She Done Him Wrong (1933) Mae West & Cary Grant D Lowell Sherman Paramount 66 min

6 PM Centennial Summer (1946) Jeanne Crain & Cornel Wilde D Otto Preminger 20th Century Fox 102 min 2006-Exempt Premiere #2


Bob's Picks: 20th Century Fox's Golden Age (Challenge #3)

8 PM Cluny Brown (1946) Jennifer Jones & Charles Boyer D Ernst Lubitsch 20th Century Fox 100 min p/s

9:45 PM When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) Dan Dailey & Betty Grable D Walter Lang 20th Century Fox 98 min Bob-Exempt Premiere #1

11:30 PM The 13th Letter (1951) Linda Darnell & Charles Boyer D Otto Preminger 20th Century Fox 88 min Bob-Exempt Premiere #2

1 AM Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945) Betty Grable & Dick Haymes D George Seaton 20th Century Fox 106 min Bob-Exempt Premiere #3

3 AM Nob Hill (1945) Joan Bennett & George Raft D Henry Hathaway 20th Century Fox 95 min Premiere #3

4:45 AM Junior Miss (1945) Peggy Ann Garner & Allyn Joslyn D George Seaton 20th Century Fox 94 min Premiere #4


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Noir: Bad Guys & Femme Fatales (Challenge #2)

6:30 AM The Saxon Charm (1948) Robert Montgomery & Susan Hayward D Claude Binyon UI  88 min  Bad Guys Exempt Premiere #1

8 AM Leave Her to Heaven (1945) Gene Tierney & Cornel Wilde D John M Stahl 20th Century Fox 111 min p/s

10 AM Undercover Girl (1950) Alexis Smith & Richard Egan D Joseph Pevney UI 83 min Bad Guys Exempt Premiere #2

11:30 AM Diplomatic Courier (1952) Tyrone Power & Patricia Neal D Henry Hathaway 20th Century Fox 97 min Bad Guys Exempt Premiere #3

1:15 PM Laura (1944) Dana Andrews & Gene Tierney D Otto Preminger 20th Century Fox 88 min p/s

2:45 PM City Across the River (1949) Steven McNally & Thelma Ritter D Maxwell Shane UI 91 min Premiere #5

4:30 PM The House on 92nd Street (1945) William Eythe & Signe Hasso D Henry Hathaway 20th Century Fox 89 min p/s

6:15  PM A Woman's Vengeance (1948) Charles Boyer & Ann Blyth D Zoltan Korda UI 96 min Premiere #6


Star of the Month: Joanne Woodward

8 PM The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972) Joanne Woodward & Nell Potts D Paul Newman 20th Century Fox 100 min p/s

9:45 PM Mr and Mrs Bridge (1990) Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman D James Ivory Miramax/Cineplex Odeon 124 min Premiere #7

12 AM Summer Wishes Winter Dreams (1973) Joanne Woodward & Martin Balsam D Gilbert Cates Columbia 93 min p/s

1:45 AM The Glass Menagerie (1987) Joanne Woodward & John Malkovich D Paul Newman Cineplex Odeon 134 min Premiere #8

4 AM The Fugitive Kind (1960) Marlon Brando & Anna Magnani D Sidney Lumet UA 121 min p/s

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Ross Hunter Productions

6:15 AM Madame X (1966) Lana Turner & Constance Bennett D David Lowell Rich Universal 100 min p/s

8 AM This Happy Feeling (1958) Debbie Reynolds & John Saxon D Blake Edwards UI 92 min Premiere #9

9:45 AM Imitation of Life (1959) Lana Turner & Juanita Moore D Douglas Sirk UI 125 min p/s

12 PM Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) Julie Andrews & Mary Tyler Moore D George Roy Hill Universal 152 min p/s

2:45 PM All I Desire (1953) Barbara Stanwyck & Richard Carlson 😧 Douglas Sirk UI 79 min p/s

4:15 PM The Chalk Garden (1964) Deborah Kerr & Hayley Mills D Ronald Neame Universal 105 min p/s

6 PM Back Street (1961) Susan Hayward & John Gavin D David Miller UI 107 min p/s


TCM Spotlight: VistaVision: The Best Widescreen

8 PM The Five Pennies (1959) Danny Kaye & Barbara Bel Geddes D Melville Shavelson Paramount 117 min p/s

10 PM Lucy Gallant (1955) Jane Wyman & Charlton Heston D Robert Parrish 104 min p/s

12 AM Fear Strikes Out (1957) Anthony Perkins & Karl Malden D Richard Mulligan Paramount 100 min p/s

1:45 AM Lil Abner (1959) Peter Palmer & Leslie Parrish D Melvin Frank Paramount 113 min p/s

3:45 AM The Rainmaker (1956) Katharine Hepburn & Burt Lancaster D Joseph Anthony Paramount 121 min p/s


Thursday February 17, 2022

Paramount in the 70s

6 AM Nashville (1975) Ronee Blakeley & Lily Tomlin D Robert Altman Paramount 159 min p/s

8:45 AM Harold and Maude (1971) Bud Cort & Ruth Gordon D Hal Ashby Paramount 90 min p/s

10:15 AM A New Leaf (1971) Walter Matthau & Elaine May D Elaine May Paramount 102 min p/s

12 PM Paper Moon (1973) Tatum O'Neal & Ryan O'Neal D Peter Bogdanovich Paramount 102 min p/s

1:45 PM Death on the Nile (1978) Peter Ustinov & Angela Lansbury D John Guillerman Paramount 140 min p/s

4:15 PM The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) Robert Mitchum & Peter Boyle D Peter Yates Paramount 102 min p/s

6 PM The Conversation (1974) Gene Hackman & John Cazale D Francis Ford Coppola Paramount 113min p/s


Guest Programmer:  Trudy Kockenlocker from The Miracle of Morgan's Creek  (Challenge #5)

8 PM Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) Eddie Bracken & Ella Raines D Preston Sturges Paramount 101 min p/s

9:45 PM The Parent Trap (1961) Hayley Mills & Maureen O'Hara D David Swift Disney 124 min p/s

12 AM Theodora Goes Wild (1936) Irene Dunne & Melvyn Douglas D Richard Boleslawski Columbia 94 min p/s

1:45 AM Yanks (1979)Lisa Eichhorn & Richard Gere D John Schlesinger Universal/UA 139 min 1944 Exempt Premiere #1

4:15 AM She's Having a Baby (1988) Kevin Bacon & Elizabeth McGovern D John Hughes Paramount 106 min 1944 Exempt Premiere #2


Friday, February 18, 2022

Pre-Code Parade

6:15 AM Trouble in Paradise (1932) Miriam Hopkins & Kay Francis D Ernst Lubitsch Paramount  83 min p/s

7:45 AM Song of Songs (1933) Marlene Dietrich & Brian Aherne D Rouben Mamouillian Paramount 90 min p/s

9:15 AM Jennie Gerhardt (1933) Sylvia Sidney & HB Warner D Marion Gering Paramount 85 min Premiere #10

10:45 AM One Hour With You (1932) Maurice Chevalier & Jeanette McDonald D Ernst Lubitsch Paramount 80 min p/s

12:15 PM Bolero (1934) George Raft & Carole Lombard D Wesley Ruggles Paramount 83 min Premiere #11

1:45 PM Duck Soup (1933) Marx Brothers & Margaret Dumont D Lowell Sherman Paramount 68 min p/s

3 PM The Royal Family of Broadway (1930) Fredric March & Ina Clare D George Cukor Paramount 82 min Premiere #12

4:30 PM Shanghai Express (1932) Marlene Dietrich & Anna May Wong D Josef Von Sternberg 80 min p/s

6 PM The Love Parade (1929) Maurice Chevalier & Jeanette McDonald D Ernst Lubitsch Paramount 110 min p/s


The Sounds of Silence

8 PM The Covered Wagon (1923) J Warren Kerrigan & Lois Wilson D James Cruze Paramount 97 min p/d

9:45 PM The Love Light (1921) Mary Pickford &Edward Phillips D Frances Marion UA 79 min p\d

11:15 PM The Affairs of Anatol (1921) Wallace Reid & Gloria Swanson D Cecil B DeMille Paramount 94 min p/d

1 AM Nurse Marjorie (1920) Mary Miles Minter & Arthur Hoyt D William Desmond Taylor Paramount 88 min p/d


TCM Underground : Whoopi Goldberg

2:30  AM Jumpin Jack Flash (1986) Whoopi Goldberg & Jonathan Pryce D Penny Marshall 20th Century Fox 106 min Underground -Exempt Premiere #1

4:15 AM Soapdish (1991) Sally Field & Kevin Kline D Michael Hoffman Paramount 98 min Underground -Exempt Premiere #2

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Land of Musicals

6 AM Darling Lili (1970) Julie Andrews & Rock Hudson D Blake Edwards Paramount 136 min p/s

8:30 AM Flower Drum Song (1961) Miyoshi Umeki & Nancy Kwan D Henry Koster UI 133 min p/s

10:45 AM There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) Ethel Merman & Dan Dailey D Walter Lang 20th Century Fox 117 min p/s

12:45 PM Carousel (1956) Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones D Henry King 20th Century Fox 128 min p/s

2 PM The King and I (1956) Deborah Kerr & Yul Brynner D Walter Lang 20th Century Fox 133 min p/s

4:15 PM 100 Men and a Girl (1937) Deanna Durbin & Leopold Stokowski D Henry Koster Universal 84 min p/s

5:45 PM On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) Barbra Streisand & Yves Monsand D Vincente Minnelli Paramount 129 min p/s

The Essentials: Potboiler To Screen

8 PM Valley of the Dolls (1967) Barbara Parkins & Patty Duke D Mark Robson 20th Century Fox 123 min p/s

10:15 PM Peyton Place (1957) Diane Varsi & Lana Turner D Mark Robson 20th Century Fox 157 min p/s

Noir Alley

1 AM No Man of Her Own (1950) Barbara Stanwyck & John Lund D Mitchell Leisen Paramount 98 min Noir-Exempt Premiere

2:50 AM Traveltalks 9 min


Hope & Goddard

3 AM The Ghost Breakers (1940) Bob Hope & Paulette Goddard D George Marshall Paramount 85 min p/s

4:30 AM The Cat and the Canary (1939) Bob Hope & Paulette Goddard D Elliott Nugent Paramount 74 min p/s

4:50 AM Traveltalks 9 min

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The winner of TCM Challenge #44 will be awarded this very cool repro poster from the first Film Noir Film Festival and each challenge participant will receive a TCM/classic film-lover-appropriate Thank You gift for being part of Challenge #44.  Thank you all for all of your time, effort and amazing creativity!!



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2 hours ago, LonesomePolecat said:



to the Great Waldo Lydecker


Thank you for running such a fun challenge!



Thank you once again for doing the wonderful SOTM Now Playing Guides.  I  love them and hope you will continue to do them.  (I've saved the images of all the ones you have done for my SOTMs and now have a great collection.)

I had a blast coming up with the ideas for the Challenge and I am totally thrilled with the 7(!!) super schedules.   I never cease to be amazed at the fun and creative ways all of you approach each TCM Challenge.   You could/should all be full-time TCM Programmers!


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23 hours ago, skimpole said:

I vote for SansFin

I thank you greatly for your kindly vote!

I feel that they are all quite wonderful schedules. 

I wish to thank also waldo for creating and running such an excellent Challenge. The number of entries speaks highly of how superb his creation is.

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