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TCM Programming Challenge #45

 

BACKSTORY:

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

CHALLENGE DURATION:

 This challenge starts at RIGHT NOW!!! and ends 11:59 PM (PDT) Monday, June 28, 2021. Voting will be the right after that in a separate thread.

 CHALLENGE ENTRANTS:

Anyone can enter and anyone can vote! Voting will be in a separate thread after the challenge ends. You can vote by posting here or messaging me.  The winner has the honor of hosting the next challenge.

 CHALLENGE PARAMETERS:

 1. Create a week's schedule which begins directly at 6 AM (EST) Sunday and ends around 6 AM (EST) the following Sunday.  The week selected must be between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

2.  Each day’s programming should begin at 6 AM (EST.) But since TCM itself never holds to that, don't worry about running the previous night's theme over the line.

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

4. Feature films must start on the hour, quarter-hour, half-hour or three-quarters hour.  Short films or other material can be used to “fill-in” between movies so that there is never more than 14 minutes of unscheduled time between features. You do not have to schedule all those little 1 or 2 minute fillers in between each film, just the main programming. (Just look at previous people's schedules to get an idea.)

CHALLENGE INGREDIENTS:

Your schedule must include:

 1.  Star of the Month  --  At least 4 movies on one evening to showcase an actor who has made enough movies to fill evenings throughout the month (sorry, James Dean!)

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

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

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

5.  The Essentials  --- An classic film necessary for everyone's film education that begins at 8 PM (EST) Saturday night.

6.  TCM Underground  -- A “cult” film which begins around 2 AM (EST) Friday night. 

7.  Noir Alley  -- A film noir which airs on Saturday night around midnight (don't worry about the Sunday encore)

8.  Mandatory Challenges as outlined for TCM Programming Challenge, #45.

CHALLENGE EXTRAS:

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

 You may include a Guest Programmer but you are not required to do so.

You may schedule August & March like regular months and ignore Summer Under the Stars and 31 Days of Oscar.

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

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

CHALLENGE FORMAT:

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

 For example:

6:15 PM What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) George Peppard & Mary Tyler Moore, dir George Seaton UI 1h34min PREMIERE

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

 Justifications:

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

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

PD or “PUBLIC DOMAIN” for films in the public domain.

“PREMIERE” for movies which count toward the Challenge allowance on premieres.

 

Studio abbreviations which may be used:

 ·         UI = Universal International Pictures

·         WB = Warner Brothers

·         MGM = Metro Goldwyn Mayer

·         RKO = RKO Radio Pictures

·         PAR = Paramount

·         COL = Columbia

·         FOX = 20th Century Fox

·         RANK = J Arthur Rank

·         UA = United Artists

 

CHALLENGE LINKS:

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

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

All other theatrical films are allowed as premieres.

Movies in the original Turner library are:

 Warner Brothers (pre-1948 only):

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

MGM (pre-1986 only):

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

RKO (all):

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

Columbia:

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

United Artists:

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

Samuel Goldwyn:

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

20th Century Fox:

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

Paramount:

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

Universal:

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

British Gaumont/Gainsborough:

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

J. Arthur Rank:

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

 Movies in the public domain:

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

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

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

 Previous Challenges can be reviewed here:

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

 

CHALLENGE BOTTOM LINE:

If a movie has been on TCM before, it's fair game. If not, it's a "premiere".

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

Many thanks to Moviecollector for this “unofficial report” of what has aired on TCM since 2001. It can be a great resource as you are creating your schedule.

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

 

CHALLENGE SPECIAL THANKS:

This is the conclusion of Volume 45 of TCM Challenge Rules that have been copied, pasted, and edited over the years. Thanks to previous Challenge Moderators for molding these instructions.  

The specific challenges will be in a separate thread.

Questions?  Just ask. 

Thanks for playing!

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TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #45 SPECIAL CHALLENGES:

Challenge #1: ClassiCategories

Your mission is to program 1 block of films based on one of the 2,000+ categories in the ClassiCategories thread. You may have 2 free premieres as part of this particular challenge that don't count toward the dozen premiere limit. Details below:

  • Back in 2015, TopBilled created a fun game in the Games & Trivia section of the TCM Forums in which he proposes a category and we fill in movies or actors that fit. With a new challenge being posted every day since then, we have over 2,000 categories ready for programming. TopBilled works hard making sure every day is creative and unique. I want to honor TB's hard work by incorporating it into the challenge. It is a treasure trove for programming with categories based on movie genres, themes, actors, filmmakers, props, awards, filming locations, etc.
  • The requirement is to have 1 block of at least 4 films anywhere in your schedule based on 1 of the daily categories in ClassiCategories. You may have trouble picking just one, so feel free to schedule many blocks of films based on many daily categories--you can fill the whole week with ClassiCategories if you want--but you only are only required to pick 1.
  • You DO NOT have to commit to the exact responses mentioned in the thread that day. You may add to the ClassiCategories with other films that fit the category that weren't mentioned that day. Responses are only for 1 day and depend on the time, availability and memory of whoever chose to post that day, so there are lots more answers for each category. For example, on March 25, 2021, the category of the day was "Settling the West". Only 11 movies were mentioned that day, but I know there are many, many more movies on this topic. Dig deep and do research all you want.
  • Note that you still have to follow the regular programming challenge rules. Although we mention TV shows on the thread sometimes, you are still only allowed to program movies and short films. TV content is only allowed if TCM has shown it before (as in the Screen Director's Playhouse or James Dean's TV appearances once shown) or if TCM created it (Osbourne interviews, etc). And, sorry, still no Disney animated feature films allowed!
  • Feel free to incorporate your ClassiCategories selection into other required programming such as SOTM or a national holiday or other commemoration you wish to include in your schedule.
  • The link to the ClassiCategories thread is: https://forums.tcm.com/topic/54245-classicategories/

 

Challenge #2: Animal Actors

Animal Actors do all the work and never get enough credit! Celebrate our hard working animal actors by scheduling a block of films anywhere you want that honors them. These can be feature films, short films, or classic movie serials.

You can honor 1 animal actor in many different movie roles, 1 animal character that got played over the years by many different animals, 1 type of animal in different movies, or animals that came from the same animal trainer or school. The animal doesn't have to be the main character of the movie as in Disney's TOGO, it just has to show up, like all the many horses in western movies.

Pick any type of animal you want -- dogs, cats, fish, horses, birds, monkeys, lions, tigers, bears--oh my! Go ahead and have an animal as SOTM if you want. The catch is, of course, to make sure it's a real animal actor, not a cartoon, puppet, animatronic, or a guy in a gorilla suit. It's fine if they use a puppet/animation/suit for stunts as long as most of the time the animal character is played by a real animal, as we do for human actors. For example, the sled dogs in Disney's TOGO are mostly real dogs with some CGI for stunts. But King Kong is 100% stop motion puppet, so he's out.

You are allowed 2 premieres in this challenge that don't count against the dozen for the rest of the schedule.

 

Challenge #3: TCM Theme Park

With summer vacation looming, we all want something fun and different. Let's say TCM is creating a theme park like Disneyland or Universal and wants your two cents on park attractions.

The task is to schedule at least 4 movies in a block anywhere in your schedule that represent fictional movie locations you would love to visit in real life. Get creative and fill your theme park with anything you'd like to visit--restaurants, mascot characters, live shows, rides based on movies, or any type of attraction you like.

As an example, many Disneyland attractions are based on non-Disney movies. Walt Disney used THE AFRICAN QUEEN as inspiration for the Jungle Cruise ride and recreated the saloon in CALAMITY JANE for a restaurant location with live entertainment (The Golden Horseshoe). Then later they made rides based on STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES. So Walt Disney's programming block would include those four movies. Michael Crichton's programming block would be a bunch of western movies that inspired Westworld.  To use a TV example, I would schedule that "Bob Newhart Show" where they visit that ice cream parlor. I wish that place was real!

If you hate "theme parks," you can also think in terms of a resort hotel with swimming, casinos, skiing, etc, as long as it's based on a movie. Show movies with restaurants you wish were real. The idea is to let us dream with you. Make us your ideal vacation destination based on a movie. As long as you can't visit it in real life, you can put it in the theme park. (Don't just do "the Alps").

You are allowed, you guessed it, 2 extra premieres just for this challenge.

 

Premiere Limit:

In addition to Challenge-based free premieres, you have 12 Premieres available to you in this challenge.

 

Go forth and program!

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Hi LonesomePolecat, thanks for doing this + looks like fun! 

P. S.  in a few spots (probably from cutting + pasting) the end of a sentence seems to have inadvertently gotten lost.  Could you let us know what's missing when you have a chance?  Thanks!   🙂

6 hours ago, LonesomePolecat said:

Voting will be in a separate thread after the challenge ends. You can vote by

 

6 hours ago, LonesomePolecat said:

You do not have to schedule all those little 1 or 2 minute fillers in between each film, just the main programming. (Just look at previous people's

from your second post:

4 hours ago, LonesomePolecat said:

Note that you still have to follow the regular programming challenge rules. You still can't program

 

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Stevomachino's Schedule
 

TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #45

Week of March 27-April 2, 2022

 

--------------------------------SUNDAY March 27, 2022-------------------------------

 

Challenge #1: ClassiCategories – Appeared in More Than One Tarantino Film

Happy Birthday Quentin Tarantino

6:00am Reservoir Dogs (1992) Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen. Dir: Quetin Tarantino. Miramax, 99min. p/s

7:45am Pulp Fiction (1994) John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Miramax, 154min. Exempt Premiere

 

Noir Alley

10:30am Jackie Brown (1997) Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Miramax, 154min. Exempt Premiere

 

1:15pm Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Miramax, 111min. Premiere #1

3:15pm Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Miramax, 137min. Premiere #2

5:45pm Death Proof (2007) Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Dimension Films, 127min. Premiere #3

8:00pm Inglourious Basterds (2009) Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Universal, 153min. Premiere #4

 

TCM Imports

10:45pm The Inglorious Bastards (1978) Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson. Dir: Enzo G. Castellari. Film Concorde, 99min. Exempt Premiere

 

Silent Sunday Night

12:00am Pandora's Box (1929) Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer. Dir: Georg Wilhelm Pabst. Nero-Film AG, 109min. p/s

 

TCM Imports

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

 

--------------------------------MONDAY March 28, 2022-------------------------------

 

Quentin Tarantino Tribute cont.

5:00am Django Unchained (2012) Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Columbia, 165min. Premiere #5

7:45am The Hateful Eight (2015) Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Visiona Romantica, 168min. Premiere #6

10:45am Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Leonardo DiCapro, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Columbia, 161min. Premiere #7

 

Happy Birthday Flora Robson

1:00pm The Sea Hawk (1940) Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Flora Robson. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros, 127min. p/s

3:45pm Saratoga Trunk (1945) Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson. Dir: Sam Wood. Warner Bros, 135min. p/s

6:00pm Black Narcissus (1947) Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson. Dir: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. The Archers, 101min. p/s

7:45pm Colorful North Carolina (1942) (short) James A. Fitzpatrick. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 9min. p/s

 

Challenge #2: Animal Actors (Part 1)– Monkeys/Apes

8:00pm Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman. Dir: Steven Spielberg. Paramount, 115min. Exempt Premiere

10:00pm Every Which Way but Loose (1978) Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis. Dir: James Fargo. Warner Bros, 114min. p/s

12:00am Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield. Dir: Richard Thorpe. MGM, 71min. p/s

1:15am Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) Ronald Reagan, Diana Lynn, Walter Slezak. Dir: Frederick De Cordova. Universal, 83min. p/s

2:45am Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) Johnny Weissmuller, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 100min. p/s

4:30am Monkey Shines (1988) Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil. Dir: George A. Romero. Orion Pictures, 113min. Exempt Premiere

 

--------------------------------TUESDAY March 29, 2022-------------------------------

 

Challenge #3: TCM Theme Park

6:30am Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros, 102min. p/s

8:15am Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr. Dir: Charles Barton. Universal, 83min. p/s

9:45am Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher. Dir: Richard Marquand. 20th Century Fox, 131min. Exempt Premiere

12:00pm Rear Window (1954) James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 112min. p/s

2:00pm The Haunting (1963) Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson. Dir: Robert Wise. MGM, 112min. p/s

4:00pm Swiss Family Robinson (1960) John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur. Dir: Ken Annakin. Walt Disney Productions, 126min. p/s

6:15pm In Search of the Castaways (1962) Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 98min. p/s

 

Challenge #2: Animal Actors (Part 2) – Horses

8:00pm Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards. Dir: Sergio Leone. Paramount, 165min. p/s

10:45pm The Neverending Story (1984) Noah Hathaway, Barrett Oliver, Tami Stronach. Dir: Wolfgang Petersen. Warner Bros, 102min. Premiere #8

12:30am The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom. Dir: Peter Jackson. New Line Cinema, 178min. p/s

3:30am The Godfather (1972) Marlon Brando, AL Pacino, James Caan. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. Paramount, 175min. p/s

 

--------------------------------WEDNESDAY March 30, 2022---------------------------

 

The Difference is Night and Day

6:30am A Day at the Races (1937) The Marx Bros. Dir: Sam Wood. MGM, 111min. p/s

8:30am The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe. Dir: Robert Wise. FOX, 92min. p/s

10:15am The Day of the Triffids (1963) Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott. Dir: Steve Sekely. Allied Artists, 93min.

12:00pm The Day of the Locust (1975) Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith. Dir: John Schlesinger. Paramount, 144min. Premiere #9

2:30pm The Day of the Jackal (1973) Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. Universal, 143min. p/s

5:00pm A Day in the Country (1946) (short) Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux. Dir: Jean Renoir. Pantheon Productions, 40min. p/s

5:40pm A Day in Death Valley (1944) (short) James A. Fitzpatrick, Walter Scott, Albert Johnson. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 10min. p/s

5:50pm A Day on Treasure Island (1939) (short) James A. Fitzpatrick. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 10min. p/s

6:00pm Day for Night (1973) Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Francois Truffaut. Dir: Francois Truffaut. Les Films du Carrosse, 116min. p/s

8:00pm The Night of the Hunter (1955) Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Dir: Charles Laughton. Paul Gregory Productions, 92min. p/s

9:45pm Night of the Quarter Moon (1959) Julie London, John Drew Barrymore, Anna Kashif. Dir: Hugo Hass. MGM, 96min. p/s

11:30pm The Night of the Iguana (1964) Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr. Dir: John Huston. Seven Arts Productions (MGM), 125min. p/s

1:45am Night of the Lepus (1972) Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun. Dir: William F. Claxton. A.C. Lyles Productions (MGM), 88min. p/s

3:15am Night of the Living Dead (1968) Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman. Dir: George A. Romero. Image Ten, 96min. p/s

5:00am Night Nurse (1931) Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell. Dir: William A. Wellman. Warner Bros, 72min. p/s

 

--------------------------------THURSDAY March 31, 2022-----------------------------

 

Come to Your Senses

6:15 I'll Be Seeing You (1944) Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple. Dir: William Dieterle. Selznick International Pictures, 85min. p/s

7:45am The Sound and the Fury (1959) Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton. Dir: Martin Ritt. FOX, 110min. p/s

9:45am Touch of Evil (1958) Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh. Dir: Orson Welles. Universal, 95min. p/s

11:15am Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford. Dir: Peter Sasdy. Hammer Films, 91min. p/s

1:00pm Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick. United Artists, 96min. p/s

 

Happy Birthday Robert Stevenson

2:45pm Old Yeller (1957) Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 83min. p/s

4:15pm Jane Eyre (1943) Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien. Dir: Robert Stevenson. FOX, 97min. p/s

6:00pm Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 117min. p/s

 

Star of the Month: Toshiro Mifune

8:00pm Rashomon (1950) Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Daiei, 88min. p/s

9:30pm Stray Dog (1949) Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 122min. p/s

11:45pm High and Low (1963) Toshiro Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 143min. p/s

2:15am Seven Samurai (1954) Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 207min. p/s

5:45am Cherry Blossom Time in Japan (1936) (short) James A. Fitzpatrick. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 8min. p/s

 

--------------------------------FRIDAY April 1, 2022---------------------------------

 

April Fool's Day!

6:00am You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940) Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Robert Coote. Dir: Ray McCarey. RKO, 68min. p/s

7:15am Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail. Dir: Harry Beaumont. MGM, 80min. p/s

8:45am Fools for Scandals (1938) Carole Lombard, Fernand Gravey, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. Warner Bros, 80min. p/s

10:15am Men Are Such Fools (1938) Wayne Morris, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Busby Berkley. Warner Bros, 69min. p/s

11:30am I Thank a Fool (1962) Susan Hayward, Peter Finch, Diane Cilento. Dir: Robert Stevens. MGM, 100min. p/s

1:15pm My Foolish Heart (1949) Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Kent Smith. Dir: Mark Robson. The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 98min. p/s

3:00pm Three Wise Fools (1946) Margaret O'Brien, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone. Dir: Edward Buzzell. MGM, 90min. p/s

4:30pm The Singing Fool (1928) Al Jolson, Betty Bronson, Josephin Dunn. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Warner Bros, 105min. p/s

6:15pm Fool's Parade (1971) James Stewart, George Kennedy, Anne Baxter. Dir: Andrew V. McLaglen. Columbia, 98min. p/s

 

Friday Night Spotlight: The Art of Stop Motion Animation Through the Years

8:00pm Jason and the Argonauts (1963) Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond. Dir: Don Chaffey. Charles H. Schneer Productions (Columbia), 104min. p/s

9:45pm King Kong (1933) Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot. Dir: Merian C. Cooper. RKO, 100min. p/s

11:30pm Clash of the Titans (1981) Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom. Dir: Desmond Davis. Charles H. Schneer Productions, 118min. p/s

 

TCM Underground

1:30am The Terminator (1984) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn. Dir: James Cameron. Cinema '84 (Orion Pictures), 107min. p/s

3:30am Robocop (1987) Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy. Dir: Paul Verhoeven. Orion Pictures, 102min. p/s

 

5:15am The Lost World (1925) Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes. Dir: Harry O. Hoyt. First National Pictures, 110min. p/s

 

--------------------------------SATURDAY April 2, 2022------------------------------

 

Saturdays are for Pre-Codes!

7:15am Other Men's Women (1931) Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey. Dir: William A. Wellman. Warner Bros, 71min. p/s

8:30am The Wild Party (1929) Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day. Dir: Dorothy Arzner. Paramount, 77min. p/s

10:00am The Sign of the Cross (1932) Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille. Paramount, 125min. p/s

12:15pm Red-Headed Woman (1932) Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone. Dir: Jack Conway. MGM, 79min. p/s

1:45pm The Black Cat (1934) Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer. Universal, 65min. p/s

3:00pm Loose Ankles (1930) Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Louise Fazenda. Dir: Ted Wilde. First National Pictures, 69min. p/s

4:15pm Three on a Match (1932) Ann Dvorak, Joan Blondell, Bette Davis. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. First National Pictures, 63min. p/s

5:30pm Miss Pinkerton (1932) Joan Blondell, George Brent, Ruth Hall. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. First National Pictures, 66min. p/s

6:45pm Freaks (1932) Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova. Dir: Tod Browning. MGM, 64min. p/s

 

Once-a-Year Treats!

The Essentials

8:00pm The Ten Commandments (1956) Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille. Paramount, 220min. Premiere #10

 

Noir Alley

11:45pm It's a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Frank Capra. Liberty Films, 130min. Premiere #11

2:00am The Sound of Music (1965) Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker. Dir: Robert Wise. FOX, 172min. Premiere #12

5:00am The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. Dir: Victor Fleming. MGM, 102min. p/s

 

 

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TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #45

Week of March 27-April 2, 2022
SOTM: Toshiro Mifune
THE ESSENTIALS:
The Ten Commandments (1956)
SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS:
Pandora's Box (1929)
TCM IMPORTS:
Inglorious Bastards (1978), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
TCM SPOTLIGHT: Stop Motion Animation Through the Years

NOIR ALLEY: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

 

CHALLENGE #45

Challenge #1 ClassiCategories: Appeared in more than one Tarantino film

Challenge #2 Animal Actors: Monkeys/Apes & Horses

Challenge #3 TCM Theme Park

 

PREMIERES:

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Death Proof (2007)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Django Unchained (2012)

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

The Neverending Story (1984)

The Day of the Locust (1975)

The Ten Commandments (1956)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

The Sound of Music (1965)

 

EXEMPT PREMIERES:

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jackie Brown (1997)

The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Monkey Shines (1988)

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

 

BREAKDOWN:

1910s: 0

1920s: 4

1930s: 18

1940s: 16

1950s: 12

1960s: 12

1970s: 10

1980s: 7

1990s: 3

2000s: 5

2010s: 3


NOTES:

Sunday:

The week starts off by jumping right into Challenge #1. I chose the ClassiCategory dealing with “actors who appeared in more than one Quentin Tarantino film”. Since Tarantino is notorious for re-using many of the same actors multiple times throughout his filmography (and since I'm a big fan), I decided to program all of his movies as a birthday tribute. Just to name a few of the actors who appear several times, we have: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, David Carradine, Kurt Russell, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Bruce Dern.

In addition to the Tarantino directorial catalogue, we break for Silent Sunday Nights and TCM Imports by featuring three films that Tarantino cites as major influences, including his favorite movie, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

 

Monday:

The morning block finishes up the Tarantino tribute, and in the afternoon we celebrate the birthday of Flora Robson.

The primetime hours are dedicated to Challenge #2: Animal Actors. I chose to program films featuring simians.

 

Tuesday:

The morning and afternoon blocks are allotted for Challenge #3: TCM Themepark. For this challenge, I programmed films that feature locations or adventures I would love to experience personally. For example, I've always loved the courtyard set from Rear Window. I would absolutely live there! The same can be said about the treehouse in Swiss Family Robinson. And while I might not want to live in Hill House from The Haunting, or Dracula's island castle from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, every good theme park needs some spooky attractions!

You also need some action and adventure in your park, so from the sands of Tatooine to the moon of Endor, and the iconic Emperor's throne room set from the Death Star, Return of the Jedi fits the bill nicely. And if that's not enough, from In Search of the Castaways, we have a giant Ombu tree during a flood and lightning storm, racing down a glacier on a hunk of ice, an erupting volcano, and pirates!

And finally, who wouldn't want to spend some time at Rick's Cafe Americain from, of course, Casablanca. Nuff said!

The evening hours offer another round of Challenge #2: Animal Actors, this time featuring some lovely horses. The grey Andalusian (I think) that Henry Fonda rides in Once Upon a Time in the West is stunning. We also have Artax from The Neverending Story, and Shadowfax from Lord of the Rings. And I'm sorry, but I couldn't help myself when it comes to the final film of the evening...

 

Wednesday:

Not much explanation needed here. The morning and afternoon are filled with “day” movies, while the primetime block features (you guessed it) “night” films.

 

Thursday:

The morning hours showcase film titles relating to the five senses.

The afternoon is a birthday tribute to director Robert Stevenson, who got his start in film during the 30s and 40s, moved to mainly television work during the 50s, and then ended his career primarily directing Disney films.

Thursday evening is dedicated to our Star of the Month, Toshiro Mifune, perhaps the finest Japanese actor to have ever lived. This week we highlight some of his best work for director Akira Kurosawa. As the clock strikes midnight, leading to April 1st, we celebrate what would have been Toshiro Mifune's 102nd birthday!

 

Friday:

In honor of April Fool's Day, we honor the “foolish” during the morning and afternoon block. Our Friday Night Spotlight focuses on stop-motion animation, and features not only the work of the masters Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen, but two later films as well, The Terminator and Robocop. These two sci-fi thrillers also serve as our TCM Underground selections of the week.

 

Saturday:

In my opinion, there can never be too many pre-codes shown on TCM, so the entirety of Saturday morning and afternoon has been set aside for that very purpose!

For Saturday evening I went with a theme that I've always held dear: “special” films that were only shown once a year. I was born in 1976, and as far back as I can remember while I was growing up, these movies would only have a single showing on television throughout the year. I know that has changed somewhat over the years for several of these films, but I still think of them in this manner, and nostalgia kicks in!

So among these, we have our Essential of the week, The Ten Commandments (1956), followed by out Noir Alley entry, It's a Wonderful Life. Now, I know, on the surface, a perennial Christmas favorite seems like an odd choice for Noir Alley, but when you really think about it, and consider some of its themes and imagery, I feel like It's a Wonderful Life can very easily fit into this slot.

 

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WHat a great way to start off the challenge--with a fantastic schedule! Love the monkey & horse tributes, especially mentioning Shadowfax & Artax. Love the APril Fools' Day, night & day, Toshiro Mifune, one of my favorite actors ever,  Robert Stevenson, stop motion, and programming IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE for noir alley. I would LOVE to hear Eddie Muller's intro. He would have some great stories to tell.

I am obsessed with your theme park. I want to eat at Rick's Cafe, visit the Tatooine, hang out in the Robinson treehouse, and do an escape room-type ride in Frankenstein's castle. I have always loved that haunted house in THE HAUNTING --I would totally stay in it as a hotel. I'm imagining the REAR WINDOW section as an immersive walk through experience where actors play the different characters as a sort of Live Clue situation with a different character being killed every time and different character being the killer. If Miss Torso turns up dead, I would suspect Miss Lonely Hearts!

I had to include a picture of that cool giant tree in IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS -- the whole place floods and they have to hang out in this giant tree. What a cool restaurant location this would make!

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18 hours ago, LonesomePolecat said:

WHat a great way to start off the challenge--with a fantastic schedule! Love the monkey & horse tributes, especially mentioning Shadowfax & Artax. Love the APril Fools' Day, night & day, Toshiro Mifune, one of my favorite actors ever,  Robert Stevenson, stop motion, and programming IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE for noir alley. I would LOVE to hear Eddie Muller's intro. He would have some great stories to tell.

I am obsessed with your theme park. I want to eat at Rick's Cafe, visit the Tatooine, hang out in the Robinson treehouse, and do an escape room-type ride in Frankenstein's castle. I have always loved that haunted house in THE HAUNTING --I would totally stay in it as a hotel. I'm imagining the REAR WINDOW section as an immersive walk through experience where actors play the different characters as a sort of Live Clue situation with a different character being killed every time and different character being the killer. If Miss Torso turns up dead, I would suspect Miss Lonely Hearts!

I had to include a picture of that cool giant tree in IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS -- the whole place floods and they have to hang out in this giant tree. What a cool restaurant location this would make!

Thank you so much for the kind words, LP! We are sympatico, especially in regards to the section of your quote above that I bolded. That is exactly what I was envisioning with the Rear Window set! Also, thanks for the screenshots from In Search of the Castaways!

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4 hours ago, Stevomachino said:

Thank you so much for the kind words, LP! We are sympatico, especially in regards to the section of your quote above that I bolded. That is exactly what I was envisioning with the Rear Window set! Also, thanks for the screenshots from In Search of the Castaways!

Let's call an investor and make this happen!!!

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It's nice to see The Day of the Locust as a premiere on Stevo's schedule. Maybe TCM will show it someday! If there's any film that cries out to be shown on TCM, that's it!

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57 minutes ago, LonesomePolecat said:

Well now, this here challenge is supposed to end this Monday, but we only have 1 schedule up. Would y'all like more time?

Yes please!

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43 minutes ago, Oneeyeopen said:

I'm confused, are we making a scheduled based on the first message about #45 Challenge or doing the Challenge that LonesomePolecat requested?

Well, both!

The first post is the basic parameters of the schedule which is basically the same for all challenges. Think of this as the recipe for basic pizza. First post quoted here:

On 5/21/2021 at 3:15 PM, LonesomePolecat said:

TCM Programming Challenge #45

 

BACKSTORY:

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

CHALLENGE DURATION:

 This challenge starts at RIGHT NOW!!! and ends 11:59 PM (PDT) Monday, June 28, 2021. Voting will be the right after that in a separate thread.

 CHALLENGE ENTRANTS:

Anyone can enter and anyone can vote! Voting will be in a separate thread after the challenge ends. You can vote by posting here or messaging me.  The winner has the honor of hosting the next challenge.

 CHALLENGE PARAMETERS:

 1. Create a week's schedule which begins directly at 6 AM (EST) Sunday and ends around 6 AM (EST) the following Sunday.  The week selected must be between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

2.  Each day’s programming should begin at 6 AM (EST.) But since TCM itself never holds to that, don't worry about running the previous night's theme over the line.

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

4. Feature films must start on the hour, quarter-hour, half-hour or three-quarters hour.  Short films or other material can be used to “fill-in” between movies so that there is never more than 14 minutes of unscheduled time between features. You do not have to schedule all those little 1 or 2 minute fillers in between each film, just the main programming. (Just look at previous people's schedules to get an idea.)

CHALLENGE INGREDIENTS:

Your schedule must include:

 1.  Star of the Month  --  At least 4 movies on one evening to showcase an actor who has made enough movies to fill evenings throughout the month (sorry, James Dean!)

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

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

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

5.  The Essentials  --- An classic film necessary for everyone's film education that begins at 8 PM (EST) Saturday night.

6.  TCM Underground  -- A “cult” film which begins around 2 AM (EST) Friday night. 

7.  Noir Alley  -- A film noir which airs on Saturday night around midnight (don't worry about the Sunday encore)

8.  Mandatory Challenges as outlined for TCM Programming Challenge, #45.

CHALLENGE EXTRAS:

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

 You may include a Guest Programmer but you are not required to do so.

You may schedule August & March like regular months and ignore Summer Under the Stars and 31 Days of Oscar.

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

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

CHALLENGE FORMAT:

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

 For example:

6:15 PM What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) George Peppard & Mary Tyler Moore, dir George Seaton UI 1h34min PREMIERE

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

 Justifications:

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

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

PD or “PUBLIC DOMAIN” for films in the public domain.

“PREMIERE” for movies which count toward the Challenge allowance on premieres.

 

Studio abbreviations which may be used:

 ·         UI = Universal International Pictures

·         WB = Warner Brothers

·         MGM = Metro Goldwyn Mayer

·         RKO = RKO Radio Pictures

·         PAR = Paramount

·         COL = Columbia

·         FOX = 20th Century Fox

·         RANK = J Arthur Rank

·         UA = United Artists

 

CHALLENGE LINKS:

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

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

All other theatrical films are allowed as premieres.

Movies in the original Turner library are:

 Warner Brothers (pre-1948 only):

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

MGM (pre-1986 only):

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

RKO (all):

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

Columbia:

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

United Artists:

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

Samuel Goldwyn:

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

20th Century Fox:

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

Paramount:

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

Universal:

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

British Gaumont/Gainsborough:

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

J. Arthur Rank:

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

 Movies in the public domain:

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

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

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

 Previous Challenges can be reviewed here:

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

 

CHALLENGE BOTTOM LINE:

If a movie has been on TCM before, it's fair game. If not, it's a "premiere".

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

Many thanks to Moviecollector for this “unofficial report” of what has aired on TCM since 2001. It can be a great resource as you are creating your schedule.

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

 

CHALLENGE SPECIAL THANKS:

This is the conclusion of Volume 45 of TCM Challenge Rules that have been copied, pasted, and edited over the years. Thanks to previous Challenge Moderators for molding these instructions.  

The specific challenges will be in a separate thread.

Questions?  Just ask. 

Thanks for playing!

The second post is the specific stuff I'm asking you to add for this particular challenge. Think of this as my order for the toppings I want. Second post quoted here:

On 5/21/2021 at 4:40 PM, LonesomePolecat said:

TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #45 SPECIAL CHALLENGES:

Challenge #1: ClassiCategories

Your mission is to program 1 block of films based on one of the 2,000+ categories in the ClassiCategories thread. You may have 2 free premieres as part of this particular challenge that don't count toward the dozen premiere limit. Details below:

  • Back in 2015, TopBilled created a fun game in the Games & Trivia section of the TCM Forums in which he proposes a category and we fill in movies or actors that fit. With a new challenge being posted every day since then, we have over 2,000 categories ready for programming. TopBilled works hard making sure every day is creative and unique. I want to honor TB's hard work by incorporating it into the challenge. It is a treasure trove for programming with categories based on movie genres, themes, actors, filmmakers, props, awards, filming locations, etc.
  • The requirement is to have 1 block of at least 4 films anywhere in your schedule based on 1 of the daily categories in ClassiCategories. You may have trouble picking just one, so feel free to schedule many blocks of films based on many daily categories--you can fill the whole week with ClassiCategories if you want--but you only are only required to pick 1.
  • You DO NOT have to commit to the exact responses mentioned in the thread that day. You may add to the ClassiCategories with other films that fit the category that weren't mentioned that day. Responses are only for 1 day and depend on the time, availability and memory of whoever chose to post that day, so there are lots more answers for each category. For example, on March 25, 2021, the category of the day was "Settling the West". Only 11 movies were mentioned that day, but I know there are many, many more movies on this topic. Dig deep and do research all you want.
  • Note that you still have to follow the regular programming challenge rules. Although we mention TV shows on the thread sometimes, you are still only allowed to program movies and short films. TV content is only allowed if TCM has shown it before (as in the Screen Director's Playhouse or James Dean's TV appearances once shown) or if TCM created it (Osbourne interviews, etc). And, sorry, still no Disney animated feature films allowed!
  • Feel free to incorporate your ClassiCategories selection into other required programming such as SOTM or a national holiday or other commemoration you wish to include in your schedule.
  • The link to the ClassiCategories thread is: https://forums.tcm.com/topic/54245-classicategories/

 

Challenge #2: Animal Actors

Animal Actors do all the work and never get enough credit! Celebrate our hard working animal actors by scheduling a block of films anywhere you want that honors them. These can be feature films, short films, or classic movie serials.

You can honor 1 animal actor in many different movie roles, 1 animal character that got played over the years by many different animals, 1 type of animal in different movies, or animals that came from the same animal trainer or school. The animal doesn't have to be the main character of the movie as in Disney's TOGO, it just has to show up, like all the many horses in western movies.

Pick any type of animal you want -- dogs, cats, fish, horses, birds, monkeys, lions, tigers, bears--oh my! Go ahead and have an animal as SOTM if you want. The catch is, of course, to make sure it's a real animal actor, not a cartoon, puppet, animatronic, or a guy in a gorilla suit. It's fine if they use a puppet/animation/suit for stunts as long as most of the time the animal character is played by a real animal, as we do for human actors. For example, the sled dogs in Disney's TOGO are mostly real dogs with some CGI for stunts. But King Kong is 100% stop motion puppet, so he's out.

You are allowed 2 premieres in this challenge that don't count against the dozen for the rest of the schedule.

 

Challenge #3: TCM Theme Park

With summer vacation looming, we all want something fun and different. Let's say TCM is creating a theme park like Disneyland or Universal and wants your two cents on park attractions.

The task is to schedule at least 4 movies in a block anywhere in your schedule that represent fictional movie locations you would love to visit in real life. Get creative and fill your theme park with anything you'd like to visit--restaurants, mascot characters, live shows, rides based on movies, or any type of attraction you like.

As an example, many Disneyland attractions are based on non-Disney movies. Walt Disney used THE AFRICAN QUEEN as inspiration for the Jungle Cruise ride and recreated the saloon in CALAMITY JANE for a restaurant location with live entertainment (The Golden Horseshoe). Then later they made rides based on STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES. So Walt Disney's programming block would include those four movies. Michael Crichton's programming block would be a bunch of western movies that inspired Westworld.  To use a TV example, I would schedule that "Bob Newhart Show" where they visit that ice cream parlor. I wish that place was real!

If you hate "theme parks," you can also think in terms of a resort hotel with swimming, casinos, skiing, etc, as long as it's based on a movie. Show movies with restaurants you wish were real. The idea is to let us dream with you. Make us your ideal vacation destination based on a movie. As long as you can't visit it in real life, you can put it in the theme park. (Don't just do "the Alps").

You are allowed, you guessed it, 2 extra premieres just for this challenge.

 

Premiere Limit:

In addition to Challenge-based free premieres, you have 12 Premieres available to you in this challenge.

 

Go forth and program!

Bottom line -- stevomachino has a ready-made example for you to look at. Stevo's schedule quoted here:

On 5/29/2021 at 9:33 AM, Stevomachino said:

Stevomachino's Schedule
 

TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #45

Week of March 27-April 2, 2022

 

--------------------------------SUNDAY March 27, 2022-------------------------------

 

Challenge #1: ClassiCategories – Appeared in More Than One Tarantino Film

Happy Birthday Quentin Tarantino

6:00am Reservoir Dogs (1992) Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen. Dir: Quetin Tarantino. Miramax, 99min. p/s

7:45am Pulp Fiction (1994) John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Miramax, 154min. Exempt Premiere

 

Noir Alley

10:30am Jackie Brown (1997) Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Miramax, 154min. Exempt Premiere

 

1:15pm Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Miramax, 111min. Premiere #1

3:15pm Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Miramax, 137min. Premiere #2

5:45pm Death Proof (2007) Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Dimension Films, 127min. Premiere #3

8:00pm Inglourious Basterds (2009) Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Universal, 153min. Premiere #4

 

TCM Imports

10:45pm The Inglorious Bastards (1978) Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson. Dir: Enzo G. Castellari. Film Concorde, 99min. Exempt Premiere

 

Silent Sunday Night

12:00am Pandora's Box (1929) Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer. Dir: Georg Wilhelm Pabst. Nero-Film AG, 109min. p/s

 

TCM Imports

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

 

--------------------------------MONDAY March 28, 2022-------------------------------

 

Quentin Tarantino Tribute cont.

5:00am Django Unchained (2012) Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Columbia, 165min. Premiere #5

7:45am The Hateful Eight (2015) Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Visiona Romantica, 168min. Premiere #6

10:45am Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Leonardo DiCapro, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie. Dir: Quentin Tarantino. Columbia, 161min. Premiere #7

 

Happy Birthday Flora Robson

1:00pm The Sea Hawk (1940) Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Flora Robson. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros, 127min. p/s

3:45pm Saratoga Trunk (1945) Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson. Dir: Sam Wood. Warner Bros, 135min. p/s

6:00pm Black Narcissus (1947) Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson. Dir: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. The Archers, 101min. p/s

7:45pm Colorful North Carolina (1942) (short) James A. Fitzpatrick. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 9min. p/s

 

Challenge #2: Animal Actors (Part 1)– Monkeys/Apes

8:00pm Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman. Dir: Steven Spielberg. Paramount, 115min. Exempt Premiere

10:00pm Every Which Way but Loose (1978) Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis. Dir: James Fargo. Warner Bros, 114min. p/s

12:00am Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield. Dir: Richard Thorpe. MGM, 71min. p/s

1:15am Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) Ronald Reagan, Diana Lynn, Walter Slezak. Dir: Frederick De Cordova. Universal, 83min. p/s

2:45am Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) Johnny Weissmuller, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 100min. p/s

4:30am Monkey Shines (1988) Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil. Dir: George A. Romero. Orion Pictures, 113min. Exempt Premiere

 

--------------------------------TUESDAY March 29, 2022-------------------------------

 

Challenge #3: TCM Theme Park

6:30am Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros, 102min. p/s

8:15am Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr. Dir: Charles Barton. Universal, 83min. p/s

9:45am Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher. Dir: Richard Marquand. 20th Century Fox, 131min. Exempt Premiere

12:00pm Rear Window (1954) James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 112min. p/s

2:00pm The Haunting (1963) Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson. Dir: Robert Wise. MGM, 112min. p/s

4:00pm Swiss Family Robinson (1960) John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur. Dir: Ken Annakin. Walt Disney Productions, 126min. p/s

6:15pm In Search of the Castaways (1962) Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 98min. p/s

 

Challenge #2: Animal Actors (Part 2) – Horses

8:00pm Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards. Dir: Sergio Leone. Paramount, 165min. p/s

10:45pm The Neverending Story (1984) Noah Hathaway, Barrett Oliver, Tami Stronach. Dir: Wolfgang Petersen. Warner Bros, 102min. Premiere #8

12:30am The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom. Dir: Peter Jackson. New Line Cinema, 178min. p/s

3:30am The Godfather (1972) Marlon Brando, AL Pacino, James Caan. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. Paramount, 175min. p/s

 

--------------------------------WEDNESDAY March 30, 2022---------------------------

 

The Difference is Night and Day

6:30am A Day at the Races (1937) The Marx Bros. Dir: Sam Wood. MGM, 111min. p/s

8:30am The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe. Dir: Robert Wise. FOX, 92min. p/s

10:15am The Day of the Triffids (1963) Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott. Dir: Steve Sekely. Allied Artists, 93min.

12:00pm The Day of the Locust (1975) Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith. Dir: John Schlesinger. Paramount, 144min. Premiere #9

2:30pm The Day of the Jackal (1973) Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. Universal, 143min. p/s

5:00pm A Day in the Country (1946) (short) Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux. Dir: Jean Renoir. Pantheon Productions, 40min. p/s

5:40pm A Day in Death Valley (1944) (short) James A. Fitzpatrick, Walter Scott, Albert Johnson. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 10min. p/s

5:50pm A Day on Treasure Island (1939) (short) James A. Fitzpatrick. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 10min. p/s

6:00pm Day for Night (1973) Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Francois Truffaut. Dir: Francois Truffaut. Les Films du Carrosse, 116min. p/s

8:00pm The Night of the Hunter (1955) Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Dir: Charles Laughton. Paul Gregory Productions, 92min. p/s

9:45pm Night of the Quarter Moon (1959) Julie London, John Drew Barrymore, Anna Kashif. Dir: Hugo Hass. MGM, 96min. p/s

11:30pm The Night of the Iguana (1964) Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr. Dir: John Huston. Seven Arts Productions (MGM), 125min. p/s

1:45am Night of the Lepus (1972) Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun. Dir: William F. Claxton. A.C. Lyles Productions (MGM), 88min. p/s

3:15am Night of the Living Dead (1968) Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman. Dir: George A. Romero. Image Ten, 96min. p/s

5:00am Night Nurse (1931) Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell. Dir: William A. Wellman. Warner Bros, 72min. p/s

 

--------------------------------THURSDAY March 31, 2022-----------------------------

 

Come to Your Senses

6:15 I'll Be Seeing You (1944) Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple. Dir: William Dieterle. Selznick International Pictures, 85min. p/s

7:45am The Sound and the Fury (1959) Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton. Dir: Martin Ritt. FOX, 110min. p/s

9:45am Touch of Evil (1958) Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh. Dir: Orson Welles. Universal, 95min. p/s

11:15am Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford. Dir: Peter Sasdy. Hammer Films, 91min. p/s

1:00pm Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick. United Artists, 96min. p/s

 

Happy Birthday Robert Stevenson

2:45pm Old Yeller (1957) Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 83min. p/s

4:15pm Jane Eyre (1943) Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien. Dir: Robert Stevenson. FOX, 97min. p/s

6:00pm Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 117min. p/s

 

Star of the Month: Toshiro Mifune

8:00pm Rashomon (1950) Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Daiei, 88min. p/s

9:30pm Stray Dog (1949) Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 122min. p/s

11:45pm High and Low (1963) Toshiro Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 143min. p/s

2:15am Seven Samurai (1954) Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 207min. p/s

5:45am Cherry Blossom Time in Japan (1936) (short) James A. Fitzpatrick. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 8min. p/s

 

--------------------------------FRIDAY April 1, 2022---------------------------------

 

April Fool's Day!

6:00am You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940) Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Robert Coote. Dir: Ray McCarey. RKO, 68min. p/s

7:15am Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail. Dir: Harry Beaumont. MGM, 80min. p/s

8:45am Fools for Scandals (1938) Carole Lombard, Fernand Gravey, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. Warner Bros, 80min. p/s

10:15am Men Are Such Fools (1938) Wayne Morris, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Busby Berkley. Warner Bros, 69min. p/s

11:30am I Thank a Fool (1962) Susan Hayward, Peter Finch, Diane Cilento. Dir: Robert Stevens. MGM, 100min. p/s

1:15pm My Foolish Heart (1949) Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Kent Smith. Dir: Mark Robson. The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 98min. p/s

3:00pm Three Wise Fools (1946) Margaret O'Brien, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone. Dir: Edward Buzzell. MGM, 90min. p/s

4:30pm The Singing Fool (1928) Al Jolson, Betty Bronson, Josephin Dunn. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Warner Bros, 105min. p/s

6:15pm Fool's Parade (1971) James Stewart, George Kennedy, Anne Baxter. Dir: Andrew V. McLaglen. Columbia, 98min. p/s

 

Friday Night Spotlight: The Art of Stop Motion Animation Through the Years

8:00pm Jason and the Argonauts (1963) Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond. Dir: Don Chaffey. Charles H. Schneer Productions (Columbia), 104min. p/s

9:45pm King Kong (1933) Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot. Dir: Merian C. Cooper. RKO, 100min. p/s

11:30pm Clash of the Titans (1981) Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom. Dir: Desmond Davis. Charles H. Schneer Productions, 118min. p/s

 

TCM Underground

1:30am The Terminator (1984) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn. Dir: James Cameron. Cinema '84 (Orion Pictures), 107min. p/s

3:30am Robocop (1987) Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy. Dir: Paul Verhoeven. Orion Pictures, 102min. p/s

 

5:15am The Lost World (1925) Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes. Dir: Harry O. Hoyt. First National Pictures, 110min. p/s

 

--------------------------------SATURDAY April 2, 2022------------------------------

 

Saturdays are for Pre-Codes!

7:15am Other Men's Women (1931) Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey. Dir: William A. Wellman. Warner Bros, 71min. p/s

8:30am The Wild Party (1929) Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day. Dir: Dorothy Arzner. Paramount, 77min. p/s

10:00am The Sign of the Cross (1932) Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille. Paramount, 125min. p/s

12:15pm Red-Headed Woman (1932) Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone. Dir: Jack Conway. MGM, 79min. p/s

1:45pm The Black Cat (1934) Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer. Universal, 65min. p/s

3:00pm Loose Ankles (1930) Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Louise Fazenda. Dir: Ted Wilde. First National Pictures, 69min. p/s

4:15pm Three on a Match (1932) Ann Dvorak, Joan Blondell, Bette Davis. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. First National Pictures, 63min. p/s

5:30pm Miss Pinkerton (1932) Joan Blondell, George Brent, Ruth Hall. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. First National Pictures, 66min. p/s

6:45pm Freaks (1932) Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova. Dir: Tod Browning. MGM, 64min. p/s

 

Once-a-Year Treats!

The Essentials

8:00pm The Ten Commandments (1956) Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille. Paramount, 220min. Premiere #10

 

Noir Alley

11:45pm It's a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Frank Capra. Liberty Films, 130min. Premiere #11

2:00am The Sound of Music (1965) Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker. Dir: Robert Wise. FOX, 172min. Premiere #12

5:00am The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. Dir: Victor Fleming. MGM, 102min. p/s

 

 

If that only confuses you more, hopefully someone else can explain it better! :)

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Just now, Oneeyeopen said:

So, I could use the information in the first post and make my own theme which includes the Essential, Silent Sunday, Noir, etc.?

Exactly. Most of the schedule is your own original ideas--your own choice for TCM Imports, your own choice for actor tributes, your own ideas for guest programmers, or whatever you want!

But I'm just asking for three blocks of time dedicated to three different ideas. They can be anywhere in the schedule.

In every challenge the host comes up with something crazy to mix things up.

Basically have fun :)

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TCM Programming Challenge #45

July 17 – 23, 2022

 

SOTM:  Edward Arnold

The Essential:  Monty Python & the Holy Grail (1975)

TCM Spotlight:  Girls with Guns

Guest Programmer:  Tony Wendice (Dial M for Murder)

Noir Alley:  The Web (1947) & Night and the City (1950)

Silent Sunday:  The Saga of Gosta Berling (1924)

TCM Imports:  A Woman’s Face (1938) & Miss Julie (1951)

TCM Underground:  The Mephisto Waltz (1971) & The Devil’s Rain (1975)

Challenge #1:  Actresses Known for Their Work in Melodramas

Challenge #2:  Animal Actors --  100 Years of German Shepherds on Screen

Challenge #3:  Theme Park  --  Hitchcock Adventure Land

 

 TCM Premieres:

 The Web (1947)

Bird of Paradise (1951)

The Planter’s Wife (1952)

Big Miracle (2012)

Star Trek IV:  The Voyage Home (1986)

Diamond Jim (1935)

Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

A Perfect Murder (1998)

Mulholland Drive (2001)

The Mephisto Waltz (1971) Exempt

The Devil’s Rain (1975) Exempt

Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975)

 

By decade

 1920’s:  3                                                                                  1970’s:  4

1930’s:  26                                                                                1980’s:  4

1940’s:  26                                                                                1990’s:  5

1950’s:  18                                                                                2000’s:  1

1960’s:  7                                                                                  2010’s:  1

 

Notes:  Salutes to several Hollywood greats including:  special effects wizard Fred Sersen, Paul Newman, C. Aubrey Smith and Ella Raines are part of schedule #45.  My SOTM is the wonderful, versatile (and far-too-often underrated!)  Edward Arnold and my guest programmer is Grace Kelly’s worst nightmare, Tony Wendice from “Dial M for Murder.”  Some of his selections include:  “How To Murder Your Wife,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sorry, Wrong Number” and (naturally enough) “A Perfect Murder.”  What a clever guy!  2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the first Rin Tin Tin movie, so my animal actor challenge honors “Rinty”  along with many other talented German Shepherds who stole every film they appeared in.  As for my theme park, well:  Welcome to Hitchcock Adventure Land where you can have a blast while you:  Fend off homicidal birds, set Manderly on fire, vanish on a train, traverse the Scotland Highlands handcuffed to a beautiful blonde, float over the open sea in a tiny boat with a few of your “mates” and check in at the Bates Motel.  Disneyland was never like this.  My Essential, “Monty Python & The Holy Grail” starts off a “Saturday Knights at the Movies” segment (you have to be a Baby Boomer to get this one) where I even manage to sneak in a Knight/Night appropriate Noir Alley selection.  Other programming segments include:  a Man from Uncle Cast Reunion, It Was All A Dream” (those films where you buy into everything for 2 hours and then suddenly it’s “just a dream,”) The Boys (and Girls) of Summer, Quickie Westerns and The Devil Made Me Do It.  My TCM Spotlight features all kinds of "Girls with Guns”  --  from sharpshooting cowgirls to noir femme fatales.  Whatever it takes.  Enjoy.

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TCM Programming Schedule #45

July 17 – 23, 2022

 

SUNDAY, July 17

 "Turn the other cheek and you get hit with a lug wrench.”

A Salute to Ella Raines

6 AM Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) Eddie Bracken & Ella Raines. Dir:  Preston Sturges. PAR, 101 min. p/s

7:45 AM Impact (1949) Brian Donlevy & Ella Raines. Dir:  Arthur Lubin. UA, 111 min. p/s

10 AM The Web (1947) Ella Raines & Edmond O’Brien. Dir:  Michael Gordon. UNIV, 87 min. Premiere (Noir Alley)

11:30 AM Phantom Lady (1944) Franchot Tone & Ella Raines. Dir:  Robert Siodmak. UNIV, 87 min. p/s

 

 “It’s a little disconcerting to realize that the smartest member of our team is the dog.”

It All Started With Rin Tin Tin  --  100 Years of German Shepherds On Screen   (TCM Challenge #2) 

1 PM The Hidden Eye (1945) Edward Arnold & Frances Rafferty. Dir:  Richard Whorf. MGM, 69 min. p/s (Starring “Friday”)

2:15 PM While London Sleeps (1926) Rin Tin Tin & Helene Costello. Dir:  Howard Bretherton. WB, 66 min. p/s  (Starring “Rin Tin Tin)

4 PM Almost A Gentlemen (1939) James Ellison & Helen Wood. Dir:  Leslie Goodwins. RKO, 64 min. p/s (Starring “Ace the Wonder Dog”)

5:15 PM For the Love of Rusty (1947) Ted Donaldson & Tom Powers. Dir:  John Sturges. COL, 68 min, p/s (Starring “Flame”)

6:30 PM You Can Never Tell (1951) Dick Powell & Peggy Dow. Dir:  Lou Breslow. UNIV, 78 min. p/s (Starring “Flame”)

 

“You know half the time I adore you and the other half the time I could murder you.”

Robert Montgomery and His Evil Twin

8 PM Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) Robert Montgomery & Carole Lombard. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. RKO, 94 min. p/s

9:45 PM Night Must Fall (1937) Robert Montgomery & Rosalind Russell. Dir:  Richard Thorpe. MGM, 116 min. p/s

 

 Silent Sunday  --  Silent Swedish

12 AM The Saga of Gosta Berling (1924) Lars Hanson & Greta Garbo. Dir:  Mauritz Stiller. AB Svensk Filmindustri, 185 min. p/s

 

 TCM Imports

3:15 AM A Woman’s Face (1938) Ingrid Bergman & Tore Svennberg. Dir:  Gustaf Molander. Svensk Filmindustri, 100 min. p/s

5 AM Miss Julie (1951) Anita Bjork & Ulf Palme. Dir:  Alf Sjoberg. AB-Sandrew Produktion, 90 min. p/s

 

MONDAY, July 18

 

“You’ve never seen a guy who slept with a fish before?”

Lady Liberty

6:30 AM Splash (1984) Tom Hanks & Daryl Hannah. Dir:  Ron Howard, Touchstone, 111 min. p/s

8:30 AM Funny Girl (1968) Barbra Streisand & Omar Sharif. Dir:  William Wyler. COL, 155 min., p/s

11:15 AM Saboteur (1942) Robert Cummings & Priscilla Lane. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. UNIV, 109 min. p/s

2:15 PM Planet of the Apes (1968) Charlton Heston & Roddy McDowell. Dir:  Franklin J. Schaffner. FOX, 112 min. p/s

 

“By the way, how was my funeral?”

Playing Favorites

4:15 PM My Favorite Wife (1940) Irene Dunne & Cary Grant. Dir:  Garson Kanin. RKO, 88 min. p/s

5:45 PM My Favorite Season (1993) Catherine Deneuve & Daniel Auteuil. Dir:  Andre Techine. D.A. Films, 127 min. p/s

 

“That boy, he sure is a comer.”

1950’s Paul Newman 

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

10:30 PM Until They Sail (1957) Jean Simmons & Paul Newman. Dir:  Robert Wise. MGM, 94 min. p/s

12:15 AM The Long, Hot Summer (1957) Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward. Dir:  Martin Ritt. FOX, 115 min. p/s

2:15 AM Rally Round the Flag, Boys! (1958) Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward. Dir:  Leo McCarey. FOX, 106 min. p/s

4:15 AM Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Newman. Dir:  Richard Brooks. MGM, 108 min. p/s

 

TUESDAY, July 19

 

“I’ve been hearing dreadful things about you. It seems you’ve become a shockingly useful citizen.”

Special Effects by Fred Sersen

6:15 AM The Rains Came (1939) Myrna Loy & Tyrone Power. Dir:  Clarence Brown. FOX, 103 min. p/s

8 AM The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Michael Rennie & Patricia Neal. Dir:  Robert Wise. FOX, 92 min. p/s

9:45 AM Bird of Paradise (1951) Debra Paget & Louis Jourdan. Dir:  Delmer Daves. FOX, 100 min. Premiere

11:30 AM In Old Chicago (1938) Tyrone Power & Alice Faye. Dir:  Henry King. FOX, 95 min. p/s

 

“This place is full of lizards and cockroaches as it is.”

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Rubber.

1:15 PM Malaya (1949) Spencer Tracy & James Stewart. Dir:  Richard Thorpe. MGM, 96 min. p/s

3 PM The Planter’s Wife (1952) Claudette Colbert & Jack Hawkins. Dir:  Ken Anakin. Gen.Film (UK), 88 min. Premiere

4:30 The Letter (1940) Bette Davis & Herbert Marshall. Dir:  Wm. Wyler, WB, 95 min. p/s

6:15 PM High Pressure (1932) William Powell & Evelyn Brent. Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy. WB, 74 min. p/s

7:30 PM Bouncing Babies (1929) Norman Chaney & Jean Darling. Dir:  Robert F. McGowan. 20 min. p/s

 

“There are 20 million women in this island and I’ve got to be chained to you.”

Hitchcock Adventure Land (TCM Challenge #3)

 8 PM Rebecca (1939) Joan Fontaine & Laurence Olivier. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. SELZ, 130 min. p/s

10:15 PM The Birds (1963) Rod Taylor & Jessica Tandy. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock, UNIV, 119 min. p/s

12:15 AM The Lady Vanishes (1938) Margaret Lockwood & Michael Redgrave. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. MGM/GAU-BR, 97 min. p/s

2 AM The 39 Steps (1935) Robert Donat & Madeleine Carroll. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. GAU-BR, 86 min. p/s

3:30 AM Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins & Vera Miles. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. PAR, 109 min. p/s

5 AM Lifeboat (1944) Tallulah Bankhead & William Bendix. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. FOX, 97 min. p/s

 

WEDNESDAY, July 20

 

“Admiral, there be whales here!”

The Great White One

6:45 AM Moby Dick (1956) Gregory Peck & Richard Basehart. Dir:  John Huston. WB, 116 min. p/s

8:45 AM Big Miracle (2012) Drew Barrymore & John Krasinski. Dir:  Ken Kwapis. UNIV, 107 min. Premiere

10:45 AM Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) Richard Widmark & Lionel Barrymore. Dir:  Henry Hathaway. FOX, 120 min. p/s

12:45 PM Star Trek IV:  The Voyage Home (1986) William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy. Dir:  Leonard Nimoy. PAR, 119 min. Premiere

 

“To the English, tea is really an indoor picnic.”

Tea Time

 2:45 PM Tea for Two (1950) Doris Day & Gordon MacRae. Dir:  David Butler. WB, 98 min. p/s

4:30 PM Tea with Mussolini (1999) Cher & Judi Dench. Dir:  Franco Zeffirelli. MED FILM, 112 min. Premiere

6:30 PM The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) Barbara Stanwyck & Nils Asher. Dir:  Frank Capra, COL, 87 min. p/s

 

“Christmas.  An excuse for wretched excess aptly symbolized by an elephantine elf who delivers gifts to the whole world in one night.”

SOTM – Edward Arnold 

8 PM Eyes in the Night (1942) Edward Arnold & Ann Harding. Dir:  Fred Zinnemann. MGM, 80 min. p/s

9:30 PM Come and Get It (1936) Edward Arnold & Frances Farmer. Dir:  Howard Hawks/William Wyler. GOLD, 99 min. p/s

11:15 PM Diamond Jim (1935) Edward Arnold & Jean Arthur. Dir:  A. Edward Sutherland. UNIV, 88 min. Premiere

12:45 AM Meet Nero Wolfe (1936) Edward Arnold & Lionel Stander. Dir:  Herbert Biberman. COL, 73 min. Premiere

2 AM The Toast of New York (1937) Edward Arnold & Cary Grant. Dir:  Rowland V. Lee. RKO, 109 min. p/s

4 AM The Devil & Daniel Webster (1941) Edward Arnold & Walter Huston. Dir:  William Dieterle. RKO, 107 min. p/s

 

THURSDAY, July 21

 

“I hear you’ve been sensationally blotto ever since you arrived.”

Happy Birthday, C. Aubrey Smith

 6 AM Never the Twain Shall Meet (1931) Leslie Howard & C. Aubrey Smith. Dir:  W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 80 min. p/s

7:30 AM Gambling Lady (1934) Barbara Stanwyck & Joel McCrea. Dir:  Archie Mayo. WB, 66 min. p/s

8:45 AM Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) Freddie Bartholomew & C. Aubrey Smith. Dir:  John Cromwell, SELZ, 98 min. p/s

10:30 AM And Then There Were None (1945) Barry Fitzgerald & Walter Huston. Dir:  Rene Clair. FOX, 97 min. p/s

12:15 PM Maisie Was a Lady (1941) Ann Sothern & Lew Ayres. Dir:  Edwin L. Marin. MGM, 79 min. p/s

 

“Everything but the bloodhounds snappin’ at her rear end.”

Actresses Known for Their Work in Melodramas (TCM Challenge #1)

 1:45 PM The Life of Vergie Winters (1934) Ann Harding & John Boles. Dir:  Alfred Santell. RKO, 82 min. p/s

3:15 PM The Age of Innocence (1934) Irene Dunne & John Boles. Dir:  Phillip Moeller. RKO, 81 min. p/s

4:45 PM Ann Vickers (1933) Irene Dunne & Walter Huston. Dir:  John Cromwell. RKO, 76 min. p/s

6:15 PM I Found Stella Parish (1935) Kay Francis & Ian Hunter. Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy. WB, 85 min. p/s

 

“I’m sure someone with your resume will be able to come up with an alibi in no time.”

Guest Programmer  -- Tony Wendice of “Dial M for Murder”

 8 PM How to Murder Your Wife (1965) Jack Lemmon & Virna Lisi. Dir:  Richard Quine. UA, 118 min. p/s

10 PM Edward Scissorhands (1990) Johnny Depp & Winona Ryder. Dir:  Tim Burton. FOX, 105 in. Premiere

11:45 PM The Swan (1956) Grace Kelly & Alec Guinesss. Dir:  Charles Vidor. MGM, 104 min. p/s

1:30 AM Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Barbara Stanwyck & Burt Lancaster. Dir:  Anatole Litvak. Hal Wallis Prod., 89 min.

3 AM The Key (1934) William Powell & Edna Best. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 71 min. p/s

4:15 AM A Perfect Murder (1998) Michael Douglas & Gwyneth Paltrow. Dir: Andrew Davis. 107 min. Premiere

 

FRIDAY, July 22

 

“This is a very simple game.  You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball.”

The Boys (and Girls) of Summer

 6:15 AM Death on the Diamond (1934) Robert Young & Madge Evans. Dir:  Edward Sedgwick. MGM, 71 min. p/s

7:30 AM Bull Durham (1988) Kevin Costner & Susan Sarandon. Dir:  Ron Shelton. The Mount Comp., 108 min. p/s

9:30 AM A League of Their Own (1992) Tom Hanks & Geena Davis. Penny Marshall. COL, 128 min. p/s

11:45 AM The Natural (1984) Robert Redford & Robert Duvall. Dir:  Barry Levinson. TriStar, 144 min. p/s

 

“Oh, Dinah.  If the conversation should lag you might tell Tracy about your dream . . . “ 

Oops!  It Was All A Dream.

 2:15 PM The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) George Sanders & Geraldine Fitzgerald. Dir:  Robert Siodmak. UNIV, 80 min. p/s

3:45 PM The Woman in the Window (1944) Edward G. Robinson & Joan Bennett. Dir:  Fritz Lang. RKO, 99 min. p/s

5:30 PM Mulholland Drive (2001) Naomi Watts & Laura Harring. Dir:  David Lynch. Les Filmes Alain Sarde, 147 min. Premiere

 

“We go together; like guns and ammunition.”

TCM Spotlight  --  Girls With Guns

 8 PM Gun Crazy (1950) Peggy Cummins & John Dall. Dir:  Joseph H. Lewis. UA, 87 min. p/s

9:30 PM Annie Oakley (1935) Babara Stanwyck & Preston Foster. Dir:  George Stevens. RKO, 90 min. p/s

11 PM Too Late for Tears (1949) Lizabeth Scott & Don DeFore. Dir:  Byron Haskin. UA, 100 min. p/s

12:45 AM Montana Belle (1952) Jane Russell & George Brent. Dir:  Allan Dwan. RKO, 82 min. p/s

 

“What an excellent day for an exorcism.”

TCM Underground --  The Devil Made Me Do It.

 2:15 AM The Mephisto Waltz (1971) Alan Alda & Jacqueline Bisset. Dir:  Paul Wendkos. FOX, 115 min. Exempt

4:15 AM The Devil’s Rain (1975) Ernest Borgnine & Eddie Albert. Dir:  Robert Fuerst. Bryanston Dist., 85 min. Exempt

5:45 AM MGM Parade

 

SATURDAY, July 23

 

“Open Channel D.”

The Man from Uncle Reunion

 6:15 AM Bullitt (1968) Steve McQueen & Robert Vaughn. Dir:  Peter Yates. SOLAR, 114 min. p/s

8:15 AM The Great Escape (1963) Steve McQueen & David McCallum. Dir:  John Sturges. UA, 172 min. p/s

11:15 AM Spellbound (1945) Ingrid Bergman & Gregory Peck & Leo G. Carroll. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. SELZ, 111 min. 

 

“We’ll give you a fair trial, followed by a first class hanging.”

Quickie Westerns

 1:15 PM Fort Vengeance (1953) James Craig & Rita Moreno. Dir:  Lesley Selander. Walter Wanger Prod., 70 min. p/s

2:30 PM On the Old Spanish Trail (1947) Roy Rogers & Trigger. Dir:  William Witney. REP, 57 min. p/s

3:30 PM Randy Rides Alone (1934) John Wayne & Alberta Vaughn. Dir:  Harry L. Fraser. Paul Malvern Prod., 53 min. p/s

4:30 PM Granny Get Your Gun (1940) May Robson & Harry Davenport. Dir:  George Amy. WB, 56 min. p/s

5:30 PM Dude Cowboy (1941) Tim Holt & Marjorie Reynolds. Dir:  David Howard. RKO, 59 min. p/s

6:30 PM Coroner Creek (1948) Randolph Scott & Marguerite Chapman. Dir:  Ray Enright. COL, 90 min. p/s

 

“The pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.”

Saturday Knights at the Movies

 8 PM Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975) Graham Chapman & John Cleese. Dir:  Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones. Python Pictures, 92 min. Premiere (The Essential)

9:45 PM A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1948) Bing Crosby & Rhonda Fleming. Dir:  Tay Garnett. PAR, 106 min. p/s

11:30 PM MGM Parade

12 AM Night and the City (1950) Richard Widmark & Gene Tierney. Dir:  Jules Dassin. Fox, 96 min. p/s (Noir Alley)

1:45 AM The Court Jester (1955) Danny Kaye & Glynis Johns. Melvin Frank & Norman Panama. Dean Ent., 101 p/s

3:30 AM The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Errol Flynn & Olivia deHavilland. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 102 min. p/s

5:15 AM Robin & Marian (1976) Sean Connery & Audrey Hepburn. Dir:  Richard Lester. COL, 106 min. p/s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lydecker, I love it! Oh man, I want to go to Hitchcock Adventure Land! I would love to ride the LIFEBOAT ride and push Walter Slezak overboard. I see Bodega Bay as a sort of Main Street USA except that birds attack at random. :)

Love Edward Arnold, It was all a dream, Saturday Knights--all of it. The DIAL M FOR MURDER guest programmer scheduling EDWARD EDWARD SCISSORHANDS made me laugh so hard!

 

I'm glad you mentioned Friday in your animal tribute. He's the one who started me on the idea. I saw his movies on TCM and thought -- "Wow, what a great dog!" 

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36 minutes ago, LonesomePolecat said:

Lydecker, I love it! Oh man, I want to go to hitchcock Adventure Land! I wpuld love to ride the LIFEBOAT ride and puah Walter Slezak overboard. I see Bodega Bay as a sort of Main Street USA except that birds attack at random. :)

Lovs Edward Arnold, It was all a dream, Saturday Knights--all of it. The DIAL M FOR MURDER guest programmer scheduling EDWARD EDWARD SCISSORHANDS made me laugh so hard!

 

I'm glad you mentioned Friday in your animal tribute. He's the one who started me on the idea. I saw his movies on TCM and thought -- "Wow, what a great dog!" 

Thanks, LP.  I was a bit stumped about the Theme Park Challenge and then I got an inspiration  --  Every Hitchcock film is a trip to Adventure Land!!  Glad you appreciate "Friday," as I do. I wish they had continued with that series (Eyes in the Night, The Hidden Eye) because Edward Arnold & Friday are terrific and, come to think of it  --  what an "ahead of its time" concept.

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