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TCM Programming Challenge #45 VOTING THREAD

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Welcome to the voting thread for the 45th TCM Programming Challenge. It's time to cast your vote for your favorite schedule. In this thread you will find everyone's schedules and notes.

You can vote either by posting here or PM-ing me. You have this weekend and next weekend, so the deadline to vote is Wednesday July 21. You will have until midnight PDT to vote, then I'll announce the winner. The winner receives eternal glory and gets to host next time! :)

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Stevomachino's Schedule


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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Stevo's Notes


Week of March 27-April 2, 2022
SOTM: Toshiro Mifune
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Pandora's Box (1929)
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 #1 ClassiCategories: Appeared in more than one Tarantino film

Challenge #2 Animal Actors: Monkeys/Apes & Horses

Challenge #3 TCM Theme Park



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)



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)



1910s: 0

1920s: 4

1930s: 18

1940s: 16

1950s: 12

1960s: 12

1970s: 10

1980s: 7

1990s: 3

2000s: 5

2010s: 3



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.



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.



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...



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



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!



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.



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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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




“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




“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




“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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NOVEMBER 6, 2022- NOVEMBER 13, 2022




Sunday -11/6/2022

6 a.m. Naughty Marietta (1935) Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy -Dir: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard Studio: MGM Time:1hr 45 min Genre: Musical/Drama

 7:45 a.m. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Maureen O’Hara and Charles Laughton -Dir: William Dierterle   Studio: RKO Time: 1hr 57 min Genre: Romance/Drama

 Channeling Hans Christian Andersen

9:45 a.m. Hans Christian Andersen (1952) – Danny Kaye and Farley Granger -Dir: Charles Vidor Time: 2hrs Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Genre: Musical/Family

 11:45 a.m. The Red Shoes (1948) Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, and Marius Goring -Dir: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger Time: 2hr 16 min Studio: UK Genre: Dance/Romance

 The Team of Lemmon and MacLaine

2:00 p.m. Irma La Douce (1963) Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon -Dir. Billy Wilder Time: 2hrs 27 min Studio: United Artists Genre: Romance/Comedy

 4:15 p.m. The Apartment (1960) Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon -Dir: Billy Wilder Time: 2hrs 5 min Studio: United Artists Genre: Romance/Comedy

 TCM Spotlight: Widows & Widowers 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.  

6:00 p.m. The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963) Ron Howard and Glenn Ford -Dir: Vincente Minnelli Time: 1hr 58 min Studio: MGM Genre: Romance/Family

 8:00 p.m. All That Heaven Allows (1955) Agnes Moorhead, Rock Hudson, Jane Wyatt-Dir: Douglas Sirk   Time: 1hr 29 min Studio: Universal Genre: Romance/Drama

 9:30 p.m. Yours, Mines and Ours (1968) Van Johnson, Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda -Dir: Melville Shavelson Time:1hr 51 min Studio: United Artists Genre: Comedy/Drama

 12 a.m. Silent Sunday – Pollyanna (1920) Mary Pickford and Howard Ralston -Dir: Paul Powell Time: 0hr 58 min Studio: United Artists Genre: Silent

 1:00 a.m. Coquette (1929) Mary Pickford and Johnny Mack Brown - Dir: Sam Taylor Time: 1hr 16 min Studio: United Artists Genre: Silent

 2:15 a.m. Imported: Black Narcissus (1947) Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Sabu -Dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger Time: 1hr 42 min Studio: UK Genre: Drama

 4:00 a.m. Battleground (1949) Van Johnson, Ricardo Montalban, James Whitmore - Dir: William Wellman Time: 1hr 58min Studio: MGM Genre: War/Action


 Monday – 11/7/2022

 Films Directed by W.S. Van Dyke – 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 6:00 a.m. – Rose Marie (1936) Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy - Dir: W.S. Van Dyke Time: 1hr 53 min Studio: MGM Genre: Musical/Romance

 8:15 a.m. – New Moon (1940) Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy - Dir: Robert Z. Leonard & W.S. Van Dyke Time:1hr 45 min Studio: MGM Musical/Romance

 10:00 a.m. – San Francisco (1936) Jeannette McDonald, Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy - Dir: W.S. Van Dyke & D.W. Griffith Time: 1hr 55min Studio: MGM Genre: Romance/Drama

 Ann Sheridan 12 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

 12:00 p.m. – Kings Row (1942) Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Regan - Dir: Sam Wood Time: 2hrs 7min Studio: WB Genre: Drama/Romance

 2:15 p.m. – City for Conquest (1940) James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, and Pat O’Brien - Dir: Anatole Litvak & Jean Negulesco Time: 1hr 44 min Studio: WB Genre: Drama/Noir

 4:15 p.m. – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo - Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Time: 1hr 50min Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Genre: Comedy/Fantasy

 6:15 p.m. – The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer (1947) Myrna Loy and Cary Grant - Dir: Sidney Sheldon Time: 1hr 35 min Studio: RKO Genre: Comedy/Romance

 8:00 p.m. – Gone with the Wind (1939) Leslie Howard, Vivien Leigh, and Clark Gable - Dir: Victor Fleming   Time: 3hrs 58min   Studio: MGM Genre: Drama/Romance

 12:00 a.m. – Tea and Sympathy (1956) Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, and Leif Erickson - Dir: Vincente Minelli Time: 2hrs 2 min Studio: MGM Genre: Drama

 2:15 a.m. – Desert Fury (1947) Mary Astor, Burt Lancaster, John Hodiak, Lizbeth Scott - Dir: Lewis Allen Time: 1hr 36 min Studio: Paramount Genre: Noir/Crime

 3:45 a.m. – Return to Peyton Place (1961) Mary Astor, Carol Lynley, Jeff Chandler - Dir: Jose Ferrer Time: 2hrs 3 min Studio: 20th Century Fox Genre: Drama


 Tuesday – 11/8/2022

 6:00 am. Nora Prentiss (1947) Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, and Bruce Bennett - Dir: Victor Sherman Time: 1hr 51min Studio: Warner Brothers Genre: Noir/Drama

 8:00 a.m. The Long Gray Line (1955) Maureen O’Hara & Tyrone Power - Dir: John Ford Studio: Columbia Time: 2hrs 18 min Genre: Drama

 10:15 a.m. – The 49th Parallel (1941) Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Anton Walbrook - Dir: Michael Powell Time:2hrs 3 min Studio: UK General Film Genre: War/Drama

 12:30 p.m. – Having a Wonderful Time (1938) Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers - Dir: Alfred Santell Time: 1hr 10 min Studio: RKO Genre: Romantic Comedy

 1:45 p.m. – Three Little Words (1950) Red Skelton, Fred Astaire, Vera Ellen - Dir: Richard Thorpe Time: 1hr 42 min Studio: MGM Genre: Musical Comedy

 4:00 p.m. – Bye-Bye Birdie (1963) Ann-Margaret, Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke - Dir: George Sidney Time: 2hrs Studio: Columbia Genre: Musical/Comedy

 6:00 p.m. Footlight Parade (1933) James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell - Dir: Busby Berkeley/Lloyd Bacon Time: 1hr 44 min Studio: WB Genre: Musical/Romance

 Star of the Month: Agnes Moorhead

8:00 p.m. – Citizen Kane (1941) Agnes Moorhead, Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton - Dir: Orson Welles Time: 1hr 59min Studio: RKO Genre: Drama/Mystery

 10:15 p.m. – Show Boat (1951) Agnes Moorhead, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel - Dir: George Sidney Time: 1hr 48 min Studio: MGM Genre: Musical/Romance

 2:15 a.m. – Dark Passage (1947) Agnes Moorhead, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall - Dir: Delmer Daves Time: 1hr 46 min Studio: Warner Brothers Genre: Noir/Crime

 4:00 a.m. – Johnny Belinda (1948) Agnes Moorhead, Jane Wyman, and Lew Ayers - Dir: Jean Negulesco Time: 1hr 42 min Studio: Warner Brothers Genre: Drama


 Wednesday – 11/9/2022

Born in New York City 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.

 6:00 a.m. – The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo  - Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Time: 1hr 53 min Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Genre: Comedy

 8:00 a.m. – The West Point Story (1950) James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, and Doris Day - Dir: Roy Del Ruth Time: 1hr 47 min Studio: Warner Brothers Genre: Musical/Romance

Classi Categories:  Outrageous Personalities 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 10:00 a.m. – Sitting Pretty (1948) Maureen O’Hara, Clifton Webb & Robert Young - Dir: Walter Lang Time: 1hr 24min Studio: 20th Century Fox Genre: Comedy

 11:45 a.m. – The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) Ann Sheridan, Bette Davis - Dir: William Keighley Time: 1hr 53 min Studio: Warner Brothers Genre: Comedy

 Film Noir  Redheads 2 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – The Maltese Falcon (1941) Mary Astor, Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet - Dir: John Houston Time: 1hr 41 min   Studio: Warner Brothers Crime Drama/Noir

 3:45 p.m. – While the City Sleeps (1956) Rhonda Fleming, Dana Andrews, Thomas Mitchell - Dir: Fritz Lang Time: 1hr 40min Studio: RKO Genre: Crime Drama/Noir

 5:30 p.m. – Cry Danger (1951) Rhonda Fleming and Dick Powell - Dir: Robert Parrish Time: 2hr 3min Studio: RKO Genre: Crime/Drama/Noir

 8:00 p.m. Premiere: The Help (2011) Jessica Chastain, Sissy Spacek, Bryce Dallas Howard - Dir: Tate Taylor Time: 2hrs 27 min Studio: Walt Disney Genre: Drama/Romance

 Films with 2  or more Oscar Winners in them – 10:30 p.m. -4:15 a.m.

10:30 p.m. – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) Katherine Houghton, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, & Katherine Hepburn - Dir: Stanley Kramer Time: 1hr 48 min Studio: Columbia Genre: Comedy/Drama

12:30 a.m. – The Catered Affair (1956) Debbie Reynolds, Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine -Dir: Richard Brooks Time: 1hr 32 min Studio: MGM Genre: Drama

 2:00 a.m. – I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955) Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Jo Van Fleet -Dir: Daniel Mann Time: 1hr 59min Studio: MGM Genre: Drama

 4:15 a.m. – Of Human Bondage (1934) Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and Frances Dee -Dir: John Cromwell Time:1hr 45 min Studio: RKO Genre: Drama


  Thursday – 11/10/2022

Classi Categories: Associated with MGM 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 6:00 a.m. - Whistling in the Dark (1941) – Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, and Virginia Grey - Dir: S. Sylvan Simon Time: 1hr 18 min Studio: MGM Genre: Comedy

 7:30 a.m. - Neptune’s Daughter (1949) Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalban - Dir: Edward Buzzell Time: 1hr 35 min Studio: MGM Genre: Musical/Romance

 9:15 a.m. – I Love Melvin (1953) Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Una Merkel - Dir: Don Weis Time: 1hr 17 min Studio: MGM Genre: Musical/Comedy

 10:45 a.m. – The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell - Dir: Charles Waters Time: 2hr 15 min Studio: MGM Genre: Musical/Comedy

 Susan Hayward 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 1:00 p.m. – The President’s Lady (1953) Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston, John McIntire - Dir: Henry Levin Time:1hr 37 min Studio: 20th Century Fox Genre: Romance/Drama

 2:45 p.m. – David and Bathsheba (1951) Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck - Dir: Henry King Time: 2hr 3 min Studio: 20th Century Fox Genre: Romance/Drama

 5:00 p.m. – The Best Years of My Life (1945) Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews - Dir: William Wyler Time: 2hrs 52 min Studio: RKO Genre: Drama/War

 James Cagney Featured in Biographies – 8 p.m. – 12:15 a.m.

 8:00 p.m. – Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) James Cagney, Walter Houston, Joan Leslie - Dir: Michael Curtiz Time: 2hrs 6 min    Studio: Warner Brothers Genre: Musical

 10:15 p.m. – Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer - Dir:  Joseph Pevney Time: 2hrs 2 min Studio: Universal Genre: Drama

Films with 2 or more Oscar winners in them

 12:15 a.m. – The Turning Point (1977) Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt - Dir: Herbert Ross Time: 1hr 59 min Studio: 20th Century Fox Genre: Drama/Dance

 2:15 a.m. – Atlantic City (1980) Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster - Dir. Louis Malle Time: 1hr 44 min Studio: Paramount Genre: Crime/Romance

 3:45 a.m. – State of the Union (1948) Van Johnson, Spencer Tracy, & Katherine Hepburn - Dir: Frank Capra Time: 2hrs 4 min Studio: MGM Genre: Comedy/Drama


 Friday 6/11/2022

6:00 a.m. – Brigadoon (1954) Van Johnson, Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse  - Dir: Vincente Minelli Time: 1hr 48 min Studio: MGM Genre: Musical/Romance

 Greer Garson 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 8:00 a.m. – Good-bye Mr. Chips (1939) Greer Garson, Robert Donat, Paul Henreid - Dir: Sam Wood    Time: 1hr 54min     Studio: MGM Genre: Romance/Drama

 10:00 a.m. – Pride and Prejudice (1940) Greer Garson, Laurence Oliver, Edmund Gwenn - Dir: Robert Z. Leonard Time: 1hr 58 min Studio: MGM Genre: Romance/Drama

 12:00 p.m. – Three Daring Daughters (1948) Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy - Dir: Fred M. Wilcox Time: 1hr 55 min Studio: MGM Genre: Musical/Romance

 Maureen O’Hara  and John Ford 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 2:00 p.m. – How Green Was My Valley (1941) Maureen O’Hara & Roddy McDowall -Dir: John Ford Time: 2hrs 2 min Studio: 20th Century Fox Genre: Drama

 4:15 p.m. – The Quiet Man (1952) Maureen O’Hara, John Wayne & Ward Bond - Dir: John Ford Time: 2hr 9 min Studio: Republic Pictures Genre: Romance/Drama

6:30 p.m. – Rawhide (1951) Susan Hayward, Tyrone Power, Hugh Marlowe - Dir: Henry Hathaway Time: 1hr 29min Studio: 20th Century Fox Genre: Western/Romance

 8:00 p.m. – From Here to Eternity (1953) Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, and Frank Sinatra - Dir: Fred Zimmerman Time: 1hr 58 min Studio: Columbia Pictures Genre: War/Romance

 10:00 p.m. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) Rhonda Fleming, Burt Lancaster - Dir: John Sturges Time: 2hrs 2 min Studio: Paramount Genre: Western/Drama

 12:15 a.m. – The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey - Dir: Harold Young Time: 1hr 37min Studio: United Artists Genre: Adventure/Drama

 TCM: Underground/Cult

2:00 a.m. Valley of the Dolls (1967) Susan Hayward, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate - Dir: Mark Robson Time: 2hrs 3 min Studio: 20th Century Fox Genre: Drama/Romance

 4:00 a.m. – The Hurricane (1937) Mary Astor, Jon Hall, Dorothy Lamour, Raymond Massey - Dir: John Ford Time: 1hr 50 min Studio: United Artists Genre: Adventure/Romance

 Saturday – 11/12/2022

Van Johnson - 6 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

6:00 a.m. – Thrill of the Romance (1945) Van Johnson and Esther Williams - Dir: Richard Thorpe Time:1hr 45 min Studio: MGM Genre: Musical/Romance

 8:00 a.m. – Weekend at the Waldorf (1945) Van Johnson, Ginger Rogers, and Lana Turner - Dir: Robert Z. Leonard Time: 2hrs 10 min Studio: MGM Genre: Drama

 10:15 a.m. – The Story of Three Loves (1953) Moira Shearer, James Mason, Leslie Caron - Dir: Gottfried Reinhardt & Vincente Minelli Time: 2hrs 2 min Studio: MGM                                      Genre: Romance/Drama

12:30 p.m. – The Music Man (1962) Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, and Robert Preston - Dir: Morton DaCosta Time: 2hrs 31 min Studio: Warner Brothers Genre: Musical/Comedy

 3:45 p.m. – Viva Las Vegas (1964) Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley - Dir: George Sidney Time: 1hr 30min Studio: MGM Genre: Musical/Romance

 5:15 p.m. –How the West Was Won (1962) Debbie Reynolds, Agnes Moorhead, Gregory Peck - Dir: George Marshall, Henry Hathaway, and John Ford                                                                          Time: 2hrs 44 min Studio: MGM Genre: Western/Epic

8:00 p.m. – Essential: Mrs. Miniver (1942) – Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright -Dir: William Wyler Time: 2hrs 14 min Studio: MGM Genre: Romance/War                 

10:15 p.m. Magnificent Obsession (1954) Agnes Moorhead, Jane Wyman, and Rock Hudson - Dir: Douglas Sirk Time: 1hr 48 min Studio: Universal Pictures Genre: Romance/Drama

 12:15 a.m. – Noir Alley: Out of the Past (1947) Rhonda Fleming, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas - Dir: Jacques Tourneur Time: 1hr 37 min Studio: RKO Genre: Noir/Crime

 2:00 a.m. – The Caine Mutiny (1954) Van Johnson, Humphrey Bogart and Fred MacMurray - Dir: Edward Dmytryk Time: 2hrs 5 min Studio: MGM Genre: War/Drama

 4:15 a.m. – The Shootist (1976) Ron Howard, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall - Dir: Don Siegel   Time:1hr 40 min Studio: Paramount Pictures Genre: Western

Sunday 11/13/2022

6:00 a.m. – Dodsworth (1936) Mary Astor, Ruth Chatterton, Walter Houston - Dir: William Wyler Time: 1hr 41 min Studio: United Artists Genre: Drama/Romance

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All of these film feature actors and actresses who are natural redheads.

Mary Astor

James Cagney

Jessica Chastain

Rhonda Fleming

Greer Garson

Susan Hayward

Katherine Houghton

Leslie Howard

Ron Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard

Van Johnson

Danny Kaye

Deborah Kerr

Myrna Loy

Ann Margaret

Shirley MacLaine

Jeannette McDonald

Agnes Moorhead


Maureen O’Hara

Mary Pickford

Debbie Reynolds

Susan Sarandon

Moira Shearer

Ann Sheridan

Red Skelton

Sissy Spacek

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6:00a -- It Happened One Night (1934). Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connelly; dir Frank Capra.  Columbia Pictures, 105 min. P/S

7:45a -- Random Harvest (1942). Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn; dir Mervyn LeRoy. MGM, 126 min. P/S

10:00a -- Of Mice and Men (1939). Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Cheney, Jr.; dir Lewis Milestone. Hal Roach Studios, 106 min. P/S

12:00p -- Carrie (1952). Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins; dir William Wyler. Paramount,118 min. P/S

2:00p -- Great Expectations (1946). John Mills, Tony Wager, Valerie Hobson; dir David Lean. Cineguild, 118 min. P/S

4:00p -- The Great Gatsby (1974). Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern; dir Jack Clayton. Newdon Productions/Paramount, 144 min. P/S

6:30p-- The Maltese Falcon (1931). Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges; dir Roy Del Ruth. Warner Bros., 80 min. P/S

8:00p -- Jude (1996). Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham; dir Michael Winterbottom. BBC Films/BBC/Polygram/Revolution Films, 123 min. PREMIERE

10:15p -- The Old Maid (1939). Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent; dir Edmund Goulding. Warner Bros., 95 min. P/S



12:00a -- Rumpelstiltskin: A Fairy Story (1914). Clyde Tracy, Elizabeth Burbridge, Kenneth Brown; dir Thomas H. Ince. New York Motion Picture Company, 45 min. EXEMPT PREMIERE

12:45a -- The Last of the Mohicans (1920). Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe; dir Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur. Maurice Tourneur Productions, 73 min. P/S



2:00a -- Tristana (1970). Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero; dir Luis Buñuel. Les Films Corona [fr]; Selenia Cinematografica [it]; Talía Films [es]; Época Films [es] 105 min. P/S

3:45a -- The Trial (1962). Anthony Perkins, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn; dir Orson Welles. Finanziaria Cinematografica Italiana [it]; Hisa-Film [de]; Paris-Europa Productions [fr], 107 min. P/S

5:45a -- The Alphabet (1968). Peggy Lynch; dir David Lynch. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 4 min. P/S





6:00a -- Sweet Charity (1969). Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban; dir Bob Fosse. United Artists, 154 min. P/S

8:45a -- Chicago (2002). Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere; dir Rob Marshall. Miramax, 113 min. P/S



10:45a -- The Paradine Case (1947). Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton; dir Alfred Hitchcock. The Selznick Studio; Vanguard Films, 132 min. P/S

1:00p -- Madeleine (1950). Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny; dir David Lean. Cineguild [gb], 101 min. P/S



2:30p -- Jubal (1956). Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger; dir Delmer Daves. Columbia, 100 min. P/S

4:15p -- The Badlanders (1958). Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado; dir Delmer Daves. Arcola Pictures, 85 min. P/S

5:45p -- The Revengers (1972). William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode; dir Daniel Mann. Cinema Center Films; Estudios Churubusco Azteca [mx], 106 min. PREMIERE



8:00p -- 12 Angry Men (1957). Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb; dir Sidney Lumet. Orion-Nova Productions, 96 min. P/S

9:45p -- Days of Wine and Roses (1962). Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford; dir Blake Edwards. Jalem Productions, 117 min. P/S

11:45p -- Phffft (1954). Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson; dir Mark Robson. Columbia, 88 min. P/S

1:15a -- The April Fools (1969). Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Lawford; dir Stuart Rosenberg. Jalem Productions, 95 min. P/S

3:00a -- Thanks for Everything (1938). Adolphe Menjou, Jack Oakie, Jack Haley; dir William A. Seitar. Fox, 70 min. PREMIERE

4:15a -- Navy Blues (1941). Ann Sheridan, Jack Oakie, Martha Raye; dir Lloyd Bacon. Warner Bros., 108 min. P/S




SPECIAL CHALLENGE NO. 1: ClassiCategories — Twenty-Fourth Category: Established Stars Who Helped Future Stars Get Started in the Movies (aka: MENTORS)

6:15a -- Without Love (1945). Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball; dir Harold S. Bucquet. MGM, 111 min. P/S

8:15a -- Adam’s Rib (1949). Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Judy Holliday; dir George Cukor. MGM, 101 min. P/S

10:00a -- The Gift of Love (1958). Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Evelyn Rudie; dir Jean Negulesco. Fox, 105 min. P/S

11:45a -- Young Man with a Horn (1950). Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day; dir Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros., 112 min. P/S

1:45p -- The Millionaire (1931). George Arliss, Florence Arliss, David Manners; dir John G. Adolfi. Warner Bros., 80 min/ P/S

3:15p -- A Successful Calamity (1932). George Arliss, Mary Astor, Evelyn Knapp; dir John G. Adolfi. Warner Bros., 72 min. P/S



4:30p -- The Ugly Dachshund (1966). Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles; dir Norman Tokar. Walt Disney Productions, 93 min. P/S

6:15p -- The Shaggy D.A. (1976). Dean Jones, Tim Conway, Suzanne Pleshette; dir Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 90 min. P/S

7:45p -- Are Animals Actors? (1945). Knox Manning, Rennie Renfro; prod Gordon Hollingshead. Warner Bros., 14 min. P/S



8:00p -- The Man from Hell’s River (1922). Irving Cummings, Wallace Beery; dir Irving Cummings. Irving Cummings Productions, 75 min. EXEMPT PREMIERE

9:15p -- My Dad (1922). Johnnie Walker, Wilbur Higby, Mary Redmond; dir Clifford Smith. Robertson-Cole Pictures Corp., 60 min. EXEMPT PREMIERE

10:15p -- Where the North Begins (1923). Rin Tin Tin, Claire Adams, Fred Huntley; dir Chester M. Franklin. Warner Bros., 60 min. PREMIERE

11:15p -- Find Your Man (1924). Rin Tin Tin, June Marlowe, Eric St. Clair; dir Malcolm St. Clair. Warner Bros., 70 min. PREMIERE



12:30a -- The Incredible Journey (1963). Émile Gerest, John Drainie, Tommy Tweed; dir Fletcher Markle. Cangary; Walt Disney Productions, 80 min. P/S

2:00a -- Ring of Bright Water (1969). Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Jeffrey; dir Jack Couffer. Brightwater Film Production [gb]; Palomar Pictures International, 107 min. P/S

4:00a -- Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967). Ron Brown, Russell Brian, Linda Wallace; dir Winston Hibler. Walt Disney Productions, 75 min. P/S

5:15a -- A Tale of Two Critters (1977). Mayf Nutter; dir Jack Speirs. Walt Disney Productions, 48 min. P/S





6:15a -- The Hard Way (1943). Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie; dir Vincent Sherman. Warner Bros., 109 min. P/S

8:15a -- Repeat Performance (1947). Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Virginia Field; dir Alfred L. Werker. Bryan Foy Productions, 91 min. P/S

10:00a -- Thieves Fall Out (1941). Eddie Albert, Joan Leslie, Jane Darwell; dir Ray Enright. Warner Bros., 72 min. P/S

11:15a -- The Great Mr. Nobody (1941). Eddie Albert, Joan Leslie, Alan Hale; dir Benjamin Stoloff. Warner Bros., 71 min. P/S



12:30p -- Sometimes a Great Notion (1971). Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick; dir Paul Newman. Newman-Foreman Company; Universal, 114 min. P/S

2:30p -- Pocket Money (1972). Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Strother Martin; dir Stuart Rosenberg. Coleytown Productions; First Artists, 102 min. P/S

4:15p -- The MacKintosh Man (1973). Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason; dir John Huston. Newman-Foreman Company, 98 min. P/S

6:00p -- Quintet (1979). Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey; dir Robert Altman. Lion’s Gate Films, 118 min. PREMIERE



8:00p -- Hud (1963). Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal; dir Martin Ritt. Paramount; Salem-Dover Productions, 112 min. P/S

10:00p -- The Rose Tattoo (1955). Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan; dir Daniel Mann. Hal Wallis Productions, 117 min. P/S

12:00a -- Kings Row (1942). Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan; dir Sam Wood. Warner Bros., 127 min. P/S

2:15a -- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940). Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon; dir John Cromwell. Max Gordon Plays and Pictures Corporation; RKO, 110 min. P/S

4:15a -- Algiers (1938). Charles Boyer, Sigrid Gurie, Hedy Lamarr; dir John Cromwell. Walter Wanger Productions, 96 min. P/S





6:00a -- Jungle Book (1942). Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen; dir Zoltan Korda. Alexander Korda Films, 108 min. P/S

8:00a -- The Thief of Bagdad (1940). Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez; dir Ludwig Berger, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan. Alexander Korda Films; London Film Productions [gb], 106 min. P/S



10:00a -- Scandal Sheet (1952). Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, John Derek; dir Phil Karlson. Columbia; Motion Picture Investors, 82 min. P/S

11:30a -- Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953). John Payne, Donna Reed, Gerald Mohr; dir Sidney Salkow. Global Pictures, 88 min. P/S



1:00p -- The Set-Up (1949). Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias; dir Robert Wise. RKO, 73 min. P/S

2:15p -- Gentleman Jim (1942). Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carlson; dir Raoul Walsh. Warner Bros., 104 min. P/S

4:15p -- Champion (1949). Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy; dir Mark Robson. Screen Plays; Stanley Kramer Productions, 99 min. P/S

6:00p -- Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956). Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane; dir Robert Wise. MGM, 113 min. P/S



8:00p -- Kiss Me Deadly (1955). Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart; dir Robert Aldrich. Parklane Pictures Inc., 104 min. P/S

10:00p -- The Ipcress File (1965). Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman; dir Sidney J. Furie. Lowndes Productions Limited [gb]; The Rank Organisation [gb]; Steven S.A., 109 min. P/S

12:00a -- The Lady Vanishes (1938). Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas; dir Alfred Hitchcock. Gainsborough Pictures [gb], 96 min. P/S

1:45a -- The Trouble with Harry (1955). Edmund Gwenn, John Forsyth, Mildred Natwick; dir Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, 99 min. P/S

3:30a -- The Double McGuffin (1979). Dion Pride, Greg Hodges, Jeff Nicholson; Dir Joe Camp. Mulberry Square Productions, 101 min, PREMIERE

5:15a -- Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock (1973). Dir Richard Schickel. The American Cinematheque, 57 min. PREMIERE





6:15a -- Three Cornered Moon (1933). Claudette Colbert, Richard Arlen, Mary Boland; dir Elliott Nugent. Paramount, 77 min. P/S

7:45a -- Ruggles of Red Gap (1935). Charles Laughton, Mary Bland, Charles Ruggles; dir Leo McCarey. Paramount, 90 min. P/S



9:15a -- Paper Lion (1968). Alan Alda, Lauren Hutton, Joe Schmidt; dir Alex March. Stuart Miller Productions, 107 min. P/S

11:15a -- Same Time, Next Year (1978). Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar; dir Robert Mulligan. The Mirisch Corporation; Universal Pictures, 119 min. P/S



1:15p -- Run for Cover (1955). James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek; dir Nicholas Ray. Pine-Thomas Productions, 93 min. P/S

3:00p -- The Runaway (1961). Cesar Romero, Roger Mobley, Anita Page; dir Claudio Guzmán, 85 min. P/S

4:30p -- Run Lola Run (1998). Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup; dir Tom Tykwer. Arte [fr]; Westdeutscher Rundfunk [de]; X-Filme Creative Pool [de] 80 min. P/S



6:00p -- Erik the Viking (1989). Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt; dir Terry Jones. KB Erik the Viking [gb]; Prominent Features [gb]; Svensk Filmindustri [sw], 107 min. EXEMPT PREMIERE

8:00p -- Lost Horizon (1937). Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton; dir Frank Capra. Columbia, 95 min. P/S

10:15p -- A Matter of Life and Death (1946). David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote; dir Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. The Archers [gb], 104 min. P/S

12:00a -- Brigadoon (1954). Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse; dir Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 108 min. P/S



2:00a -- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley; dir Terry Gilliam. Prominent Features [gb]; Laura Film [de]; Allied Filmmakers [gb], 126 min. EXEMPT PREMIERE

4:15a -- Time Bandits (1981). John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall; dir Terry Gilliam. HandMade Films [gb], 110 min. P/S





6:15a -- Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969). Robert Redford, Katherine Ross, Robert Blake; dir Abraham Polonsky. Universal, 98 min. P/S



8:00a -- I Wake Up Screaming (1941). Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis; dir H. Bruce Humberstone. Fox, 82 min. P/S

9:30a -- Kiss of Death (1947). Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray; dir Henry Hathaway. Fox, 99 min. P/S



11:15a -- Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941). W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol; fir Edward F. Cline. Universal, 71 min. P/S

12:30p -- It’s a Gift (1934). W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol; dir Norman R. McLeod. Paramount, 68 min. P/S



1:45p -- The Lost Weekend (1945). Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry; dir Billy Wilder. Paramount, 101 min. P/S

3:30p -- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal; dir Mike Nichols. Chenault Productions, Warner Bros., 131 min. P/S

5:45p -- Our Man in Havana (1959). Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O’Hara; dir Carol Reed. Columbia; Kingsmead Productions [gb], 111 min. P/S

7:30p -- The Idle Class (1921). Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance; dir Charles Chaplin. Charles Chaplin Productions, 29 min. P/S



8:00p -- Greed (1924). ZaSu Pitts, Gibson Gowland, Jean Hersholt; dir Erich von Stroheim. MGM, 239 min. P/S



12:00a -- He Ran All the Way (1951). John Garfield, Shelly Winters, Wallace Ford; dir John Berry. Roberts Pictues Inc., 77 min. P/S



1:30a -- Seven Angry Men (1955). Raymond Massey, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter; dir Charles Marquis Warren. Allied Artists, 90 min. P/S

3:00a -- The Jayhawkers! (1959). Jeff Chandler, Fess Parker, Nicole Maurey; dir Frank Melvin. Paramount, 100 min. PREMIERE

4:45a -- Quantrill’s Raiders (1958). Steve Cochran, Diane Brewster, Leo Gordon; dir Edward Bernds. Allied Artists, 68 min. P/S


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SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: Rumpelstiltskin: A Fairy Story (1914)

TCM IMPORTS: Tristana (1970), and The Trial (1962)

SPECIAL CHALLENGE NO. 1: ClassiCategories — Twenty-Fourth Category: Established Stars Who Helped Future Stars Get Started in the Movies (aka: MENTORS)



TCM UNDERGROUND: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), and Time Bandits (1981)

THE ESSENTIALS: Greed (1924)

NOIR ALLEY: He Ran All the Way (1951)



1900-1910 —   0                  1961-1970 —  16

1911-1920 —   2                  1971-1980 —  10

1921-1930 —   6                  1981-1990 —    3

1931-1940 — 15                 1991-2000 —    2

1941-1950 — 23                 2001-2010 —    1

1951-1960 — 19                 2011-2021 —    0



  1. Jude (1996)

      Rumpelstiltskin: A Fairy Story (1914) [exempt]

  2. The Revengers (1972)

  3. The April Fools (1969)

  4. Thanks for Everything (1938)

      The Man from Hell’s River (1922) [exempt]

      My Dad (1922) [exempt]

  5. Where the North Begins (1923)

  6. Find Your Man (1924)

  7. Quintet (1979)

  8. The Double MacGuffin (1979)

  9. Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock (1973)

      Erik the Viking (1989) [exempt]

      The Adventures of Baron Munchausen [exempt]

10. The Jayhawkers! (1959)


🎬 TCM SPOTLIGHT: Spotlight films are programmed for the entirety of Sunday, including straight through SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS and TCM IMPORTS. All films are based on novels, novellas, short stories, or fairy tales. Several other films in this week’s program are from novels as well. A programming theme such as this could go on, and on.

It Happened One Night (1934) — “Night Bus”, short story by Samuel Hopkins Adams, 1933

Random Harvest (1942) — James Hilton’s novel, 1941

Of Mice and Men (1939) — John Steinbeck’s novel, 1937

Carrie (1952) — Theodore Dreiser’s novel, Sister Carrie, 1900

Great Expectations (1946) — Charles Dickens’ novel, 1861

The Great Gatsby (1974) — F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, 1925

The Maltese Falcon (1931) — Dashiell Hammett’s novel, 1930

Jude (1996) — Thomas Hardy’s novella Jude the Obscure, 1895

The Old Maid (1939) — Edith Wharton’s novel, 1924

Rumpelstiltskin: A Fairy Story (1914) — German fairy tale, collected by Brothers Grimm, 1812

The Last of the Mohicans (1920) — James Fenimore Cooper’s novel, 1826

Tristana (1970) — Benito Pérez Gablós’ novel, 1892

The Trial (1962) — Franz Kafka’s novel, 1925


🎬 JACKS ARE WILD: All films in this category feature at least two actors named Jack.

12 Angry Men (1957) — Jack Klugman, Jack Warden

Days of Wine and Roses (1962) — Jack Lemmon and Jack Klugman

Phffft (1954) — Jack Lemmon and Jack Carson

The April Fools (1969) — Jack Lemmon, Jack Weston

Thanks for Everything (1938) — Jack Oakie, Jack Haley

Navy Blues (1941) — Jack Haley, Jack Oakie, Jack Carson, Jackie Gleason


🎬 SPECIAL CHALLENGE NO. 1: ClassiCategories — Twenty-Fourth Category: Established Stars Who Helped Future Stars Get Started in the Movies (aka: MENTORS)

Three pairs of films, each beginning with a film featuring an actor/actress who championed a newcomer to the business, then a film with both those actors working together.

Katherine Hepburn championed Judy Holliday.

Lauren Bacall championed Kirk Douglas.

George Arliss championed Randolph Scott.



With 2022 we mark the 100th anniversary of Rin Tin Tin in the movies, and it’s a perfect opportunity to feature him as Star of the Month. This category combines the STAR OF THE MONTH and the SPECIAL CHALLENGE NO.2: ANIMAL ACTORS.

Following the Star of the Month block is a group titled STARS IN FUR COATS. My vision is that each week the Rin Tin Tin films would be followed by a block of films with other animal “guest stars”. There are plenty of dogs, cats, mules, bears, otters, wolves, and more from which to choose.

The Incredible Journey (1963) — Syn as Tao the cat, Muffy as Bodger the Bull Terrier, Rink as Luath the Labrador retriever

Ring of Bright Water (1969) — otters

Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967) — cougar

A Tale of Two Critters (1977) — raccoon and bear cub



Films featured here all received Academy Award nods for Howe.

Hud (1963) — win

The Rose Tattoo (1955) — win

Kings Row (1942) — nominated

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)— nominated

Algiers (1938) — nominated



I borrowed this signature line from Michael Buffer, famed ring announcer, to introduce a group of boxing pictures.



Is it a spoiler to reveal the MacGuffin in each of these films? Probably not, but….



A group of films in which the characters are running from, or toward, something or someone.



The challenge statement: “As long as you can’t visit it in real life, you can put it in the theme park.” Cool.

Erik the Viking (1989) — Valhalla (not to mention falling off the edge of the Earth)

Lost Horizon (1937) — Shangri-La

A Matter of Life and Death (1946) — Heaven

Brigadoon (1954) — Brigadoon (you know, wherever that is)



Some hardcore drinking goes on in this group of films, but to lighten things up a bit I did add that great mini-bottle checkers game, along with some Chaplin. Cheers!



No such thing as seeing Greed (1924) too many times, in my opinion. It’s from the Frank Norris novel, McTeague (1899), one of my favorites.



“Everybody gets to the point where they draw the line.”



(“To the stars through difficulty.”)

This group of films see Kansas on her way to statehood, which she achieved on 29 January 1861. Happy birthday, Kansas! (I chose to program this week specifically because it contains Kansas Day, which also happens to be my birthday.)



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I am going to follow up  with  my notes tomorrow, but wanted to get this under the deadline!  Hope you enjoy...


TCM Programming Challenge #45

Week of November 13, 2022

Sunday, November 13

Challenge #3 – TCM Theme Park

“Noir Park:  We Won’t Leave The Lights On For You”

6 AM The Narrow Margin (1952) Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor Dir: Richard Fleischer. RKO, 71 min. p/s

7:15 AM City For Conquest (1940) James Cagney, Ann Sheridan. Dir: Anatole Litvak. WB, 104 min. p/s

9:00 AM Ace In The Hole (1951) Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling. Dir: Billy Wilder. PAR, 111 min. p/s

11:00 Secret Beyond the Door (1947) Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave. Dir: Fritz Lang. Wanger/Universal, 99 min. p/s

That Weird Little Guy on My Knee.  Ventriloquists.

12:45 PM Magic (1978) Anthony Hopkins, Ann Margret. Dir: Richard Attenborough. FOX, 107 min. p/s

3:00 PM The Great Gabbo (1929) Erich von Stroheim, Betty Compson, Dir: James Cruze. James Cruze Prods., 92 min. Premiere

4:30PM The Unholy Three (1930) Lon Chaney, Lila Lee. Dir: Jack Conway. MGM, 72 min. p/s

6:30 PM The Unholy Three (1925) Lon Chaney, Mae Busch Dir: Tod Browning. MGM, 86 min. p/s

Cliffhangers (of another sort…)

8PM The Unguarded Hour (1936) Franchot Tone, Loretta Young. Dir: Sam Wood. MGM, 87 min. p/s

9:30PM The Uninvited (1939) Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey. Dir: Lewis Allen. PAR, 99 min. p/s

11:00PM They Won’t Believe Me (1947 ) Robert Young, Susan Hayward Dir: Irving Pichel. RKO, 95 min. p/s

Silent Sunday Night

12:45AM Dante’s Inferno (1911) Salvatore Papa, Arturo Paviano. Dir: Francesco Bertolini. Milano Film, 71 min. Exempt

2AM The Student of Prague (1913) Paul Wegener, Grete Berger. Dir: Paul Wegener. Deutsche Bioscop GmbH, 83 min. (restored version) Exempt

TCM Imports

3:30AM Diabolique (1955)  Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Filmsonor. 117 min. p/s

5:30AM Summer with Monika (1953) Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. SF, 96 min. p/s


Monday, November 14


Fred McMurray;  The Car Won’t Start!


7:15 AM Pushover (1954) Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak. Dir: Richard Quine. COL, 88 min. p/s

8:45 AM Double Indemnity (1944) Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck. Dir: Billy Wilder. PAR, 107 min. p/s


Guest Programmer

Moe Williams (Thelma Ritter in Pickup On South Street)


10:45 AM Sudan (1945) Maria Montez, John Hall. Dir: John Rawlins. UNV, 76 min. Premiere

12:15 PM Oliver Twist (1948) Robert Newton, Alec Guiness. Dir: David Lean. Cineguild, 116 min. p/s

2:15 PM Sidewalks of London (1938) Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh. Dir: Tim Whelan. Mayflower, 85 min. p/s

3:45 PM New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford (1931 ) William Haines, Jimmy Durante. Dir: Sam Wood. MGM, 95 min. p/s


Bill & Kay 


5:30 PM For the Defense (1930) William Powell, Kay Francis. Dir:  John Cromwell. PAR, 65 min. p/s

6:45 PM Jewel Robbery (1932) William Powell, Kay Francis. Dir:  William Dieterle. WB, 68 min. p/s


Happy 100th Birthday, Veronica Lake


8 PM So Proudly We Hail (1943) Veronica Lake, Claudette Colbert Dir: Mark Sandrich, PAR, 126 min. p/s

10:15 PM The Blue Dahlia (1946) Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd. Dir: George Marshall. PAR, 96 min. p/s

12 AM This Gun for Hire (1942) Veronica Lake Alan Ladd. Dir: Frank Tuttle, PAR, 81 min. p/s

1:30 AM Sullivan’s Travels (1941) Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake. Dir:  Preston Sturges. PAR, 90 min. p/s

3 AM I Married a Witch (1942) Fredric March, Veronica Lake. Dir:  Rene Clair. PAR, 77 min. p/s

4:30 AM Saigon (1948) Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake. Dir:  Leslie Fenton. PAR, 93 min. p/s


Tuesday, November 15


Lies and Lying Liars


6:15 AM Thou Shall Not Lie (1915) William Garwood, Mersereau. Dir:  Clem Easton. UNIV, 20 min. Short

6:45 AM The Great Lie (1941) Bette Davis, George Brent. Dir:  Edmund Goulding. WB, 108, p/s

8:45 AM The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna (1929) Brigette Hellm, Francis Lederer. Dir:  Hanns Schwarz. Universum Film AG, 102 min. Premiere

10:30 AM The Maltese Falcon (1941) Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor. Dir:  John Huston. WB, 101 min. p/s


Are You Buying This Accent?


12:15 PM Man Hunt (1941) Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett. Dir:  Fritz Lang. FOX, 105 min. p/s

2 PM The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Orson Wells, Rita Hayworth. Dir:  Orson Wells. COL, 88 min. p/s

3:30 PM White Cargo (1942) Hedy Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon. Dir:  Richard Thorpe. MGM, 88 min. p/s

5 PM Braveheart (1995) Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau. Dir:  Mel Gibson. Icon Ent., 178 min. p/s 


This is all going downhill, fast. Skiing in Movies.


8 PM Downhill Racer (1969) Robert Redford, Gene Hackman. Dir:  Michael Ritchie. PAR, 101 min. p/s

9:45 PM The Heroes of Telemark (1965) Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris. Dir:  Anthony Mann. Benton Films, 131 min.  p/s

12 AM Northern Pursuit (1943) Errol Flynn, Julie Bishop. Dir:  Raoul Walsh. WB, 93 min. p/s

1:45 AM Ski Patrol (1990) Roger Rose, Yvonne Nipar. Dir:  Richard Cornell. Epic Prod., 91 min. Premiere

3:30 AM Spellbound (1945) Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. 111 min. p/s


A Benchley Quartet


5:30 AM How to Sublet (1939) Robert Benchley 8 min., p/s, How to Train a Dog (1936) Robert Benchley 8 min. p/s, How to Sleep (1935) Robert Benchley 11 min. p/s, How To Start the Day (1937) Robert Benchley 10 min. p/s


Wednesday, November 16


Sell Outs


6 AM The Candidate (1972) Robert Redford, Peter Boyle. Dir:  Michael Ritchie. Redford-Ritchie Prod., 110 min. p/s

8 AM 1984 (1984) John Hurt, Richard Burton. Dir:  Michael Radford. Virgin Films, 110 min. Premiere

10 AM Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden, Gloria Swanson. Dir:  Billy Wilder. PAR, 115 min. p/s

12 PM Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes. Dir:  Roman Polanski. PAR, 136 min. p/s


A Salute to Jack Cardiff


2:30 PM The Red Shoes (1948) Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook. Dir:  Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger .Gen. Film, 133 min. p/s

4:45 PM Intent to Kill (1958) Richard Todd, Betsy Drake. Dir:  Jack Cardiff. FOX, 88 min. p/s

6:15 PM Sons and Lovers (1960) Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell. Dir:  Jack Cardiff. Jerry Wald Prod., 103 min. p/s


SOTM Charles Laughton


8 PM Payment Deferred (1932) Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Sullivan. Dir: Lothar Mendes. MGM, 81 min. p/s

9:30 PM The Big Clock (1948) Charles Laughton, Ray Milland. Dir: John Farrow. PAR, 95 min. p/s

11:15 PM Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) Charles Laughton, Mary Boland. Dir:  Leo McCarey. PAR, 90 min. p/s

12:45 AM Advise & Consent (1962) Charles Laughton, Henry Fonda. Dir: Otto Preminger. Otto Preminger Films, 139 min. p/s

3:15 AM Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power. Dir: Billy Wilder. Edward Small Prods., 116 min. p/s

5:15 AM The Suspect (1944) Charles Laughton, Ella Raines. Dir: Robert Siodmak. UNV, 85 min. p/s


Thursday, November 17


Challenge #1  --  Classic Categories

Stars That Had Their Own Radio Series


Don Ameche  --  The BIckersons (1946-1951)

6:45 AM The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) Don Ameche,  Loretta Young. Dir:  Irving Cummings. Fox, 98 min. p/s 

Ann Sothern -- The Adventures of Maisie (1945-1947; 1949-1952)

8:30 AM Maisie (1939) Ann Sothern, Robert Young. Dir:  Edwin Marin. MGM, 75 min. p/s

Howard Duff -- The Adventures of Sam Spade (1946-1950)

9:45 AM Private Hell 36 (1954) Howard Duff, Ida Lupino. Dir:  Don Siegel. The Filmmakers, 81 min. Exempt Premiere

William Bendix -- The Life of Riley (1944-1951)

11:15 AM Macao (1952) William Bendix, Robert Mitchum. Dir:  Josef von Sternberg. RKO, 81 min. p/s

Jean Hersholt-- Dr. Christian (1937-1954)

12:45 PM Meet Dr. Christian (1939) Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett. Dir:  Bernard Vorhaus. RKO, 68 min. p/s


Nothin’ Could Be Finer Than Eating at the Diner


2 PM Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson. Dir:  Martin Scorcese. WB, 112 min. p/s

4 PM Diner (1982) Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern. Dir:  Barry Levinson. MGM, 110 min. p/s

6 PM Back to the Future (1985) Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Dir:  Robert Zemeckis. UNIV, 116 min. p/s


Brothers in the Biz


Ricardo & Stanley Cortez

8 PM Midnight Mary (1933) Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez. Dir:  William Wellman. MGM, 74 min. p/s

9:15 PM The Night of the Hunter (1955) Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters. Dir:  Charles Laughton. UA. 92 min. p/s (Cinematography by Stanley Cortez)

John & Lionel Barrymore

11 PM Twentieth Century (1934) John Barrymore, Carole Lombard. Dir:  Howard Hawks. COL, 91 min. p/s

12:45 AM One Man’s Journey (1933) Lionel Barrymore, May Robson. Dir:  John S. Robertson. RKO, 72 min. p/s

Joseph & Herman Mankiewicz

2 AM The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright. Dir:  Sam Wood. Samuel Goldwyn Prod., 128 min. p/s

4:15 AM All About Eve (1950) Bette Davis, Anne Baxter. Dir:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz. FOX, 138 min. p/s


Friday, November 18


Trust No One


6:45 AM Three Days of the Condor (1975) Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway. Dir:  Sydney Pollack. PAR, 118 min. p/s

8:45 AM Ten Little Indians (1965) Hugh O’Brien , Shirley Eaton. Dir:  George ****. Tenlit Films, 91 min. p/s

10:30 AM Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter. Dir:  Don Siegel. 80 min. p/s

12 PM The Parallax View (1974) Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn. Dir:  Alan J. Pakula. PAR, 102 min. p/s


Challenge #2  --  Animal Actors and the Stars Who Owned Them


1:45 PM National Velvet (1944) Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney. Dir:  Clarence Brown. MGM, 123 min. p/s “The Pie”

4 PM High Sierra (1941) Humphrey Bogart,  Ida Lupino. Dir:  Raoul Walsh. WB, 100 min., p/s “Pard”

5:45 PM My Pal Trigger (1946) Roy Rogers, Dale Evans. Dir:  Frank McDonald. REP, 79 min. p/s “Trigger” 

7:15PM The Taking of Luke McVane (1915) William S. Hart, Enid Markey. Dir:  William S. Hart. 20 min. (Short) Exempt Premiere “Fritz”

7:35 PM Knight of the Trail (1915) William S. Hart, Leona Hutton. Dir:  William S. Hart. 24 min. (Short) Exempt Premiere “Fritz”


TCM Spotlight  --  Cult Films


8 PM This is Spinal Tap (1984) Christopher Guest, Michael McKean. Dir:  Rob Reiner. Spinal Tap Prod., 82 min. p/s

9:30 PM The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon. Dir:  Jim Sharman. Michael White Productions, 100 min. Premiere

11:15 PM Freaks (1932) Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams. Dir:  Tod Browning. MGM, 64 min. p/s

12:30 AM Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon. Dir:  Ed Wood, Jr. Reynolds Pictures, 79 min. p/s


TCM Underground


2 AM The Hands of Orlac (1960) Mel Ferrer, Christopher Lee. Dir:  Edmond T. Greville. Pendennis Films Ltd. 95 min. Exempt

3:45 AM Zardoz (1974) Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling. Dir:  John Boorman. John Boorman Prod. 105 min. Exempt

5:30 AM MGM Parade


Saturday, November 19


Everybody Out of the Pool


6 AM The Swimmer (1968) Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard. Dir:  Frank Perry. COL, 95 min. p/s

7:45 AM Cat People (1942) Simone Simon, Kent Smith. Dir:  Jacques Tourneur. RKO, 73 min. p/s

9 AM The Graduate (1967) Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman. Dir:  Mike Nichols. Lawrence Truman Prod., 106 min. p/s

11 AM The Philadelphia Story (1940) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant. Dir:  George Cukor. MGM, 112 min. p/s


Men with Spectacles


1 PM Feet First (1930) Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent. Dir:  Clyde Bruckman/HaroldLloyd. The Harold Lloyd Company, 93 min. p/s

2:45 PM The Barefoot Executive (1971) Kurt Russell, Wally Cox. Dir:  Robert Butler. Walt Disney Productions, 96 min. p/s

4:30 PM Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Tommy Noonan. Dir:  Howard Hawks. FOX, 91 min. p/s

6:15 PM Fast Company (1938) Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice, George Zucco. Dir:  Edward Buzzell. MGM, 75 min. p/s

7:30 PM MGM Parade


A Salute to Cinematographer, John Alonzo


8 PM Chinatown 1974) Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway. Dir:  Roman Polanski. PAR, 131 min. p/s The Essential

10:15 PM Farewell, My Lovely (1975) Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling. Dir:  Dick Richards. ITC Ent., 95 min. p/s


Noir Alley


12 AM The Reckless Moment (1949) Joan Bennett, James Mason. Dir:  Max Ophuls. Walter Wanger Prod., 82 min. p/s


A Salute to Mischa Auer  --  The Mad Russian


1:30 AM My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell, Carole Lombard. Dir:  Gregory La Cava. UNIV, 95 min. p/s

3:15 AM You Can’t Take It with You (1938) Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore. Dir:  Frank Capra. COL, 126 min. p/s



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Overeasy’s Schedule   --  Challenge #45


Week of September November 13 - November 19, 2022


SOTM:  Charles Laughton

TCM Spotlight:  Cult Films

Silent Sunday Night:  Dante’s Inferno (1911) The Student of Prague (1913)

TCM Imports:  Diabolique (1955) and Summer With Monika (1953)

TCM Underground:  The Hands of Orlac (1960) & Zardoz (1974)

The Essential:  Chinatown (1974)

Noir Alley:  The Reckless Moment (1949) SAT.

Challenge #1:  Stars That Had Their Own Radio Series

Challenge #2:  Animal Actors and the Stars Who Owned Them

Challenge #3:  TCM Theme Park: Noir Park




The Great Gabbo (1929)

Sudan (1945)

The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna (1929)

1984 (1984)

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Ski Patrol (1990)


Exempt Premieres:

Dante’s Inferno (1911)

The Student of Prague (1913)

Private Hell 36 (1954)

The Taking of Luke McVane (1915)

Knight of the Trail (1915)

The Hands of Orlac (1960)

Zardoz (1974)



1910s:  5

1920s:  3

1930s:  20

1940s:  29

1950s:  15

1960s:  9

1970s:  11

1980s:  4

1990s:  2

2000s:  0

2010s:  0



TCM Programming Challenge #45

Program notes, etc....




Sunday kicks off with one of the three challenges, in this case I bring you — TCM Noir Park, where the theme is “We Won’t Leave The Lights On For You!”  Yes, it’s dark and scary, including a frightening train attraction (Narrow Margin) and a circus of hellish noir in the desert. (Ace In The Hole) We then move on to ventriloquists, where you’re never quite sure who’s really talking!  Primetime features “cliffhangers” where getting too close to the edge can be a very big mistake!  Silent Sunday Night highlights two films that you’ll need to watch with the lights on — and my TCM Imports are there to both frighten — and delight.


Monday starts, or doesn’t start too well, as Fred MacMurray tries to get cars to turn over.  He has more luck in Double Indemnity than in Pushover, but I find the fact that he was asked to do this same thing in two movies — just odd!  Then it’s time for my Guest Programmer, in this case “Moe Williams” the character portrayed by Thelma Ritter in Pickup On South Street.  Moe “picks” some great films where her fellow band of thieves, pickpockets in this case, ply their trade. Then we’re on to two films by two of my favorites, William Powell and Kay Francis. Jewel Robbery in particular is a high-light 🙂  Veronica Lake is our birthday girl.  Despite a rather tumultuous personal and professional life, she left us with some wonderful performances, as well as a classic hairdo.



Tuesday we start out lying right from the start, and include one of the great lying ladies of filmdom, Brigid O’Shaughnessy. It’s then time to listen, but not too carefully, to some cases where actors were asked to do an accent, and failed horribly!  We strap on the boards for a salute to skiing, starting in primetime.  If you’d like to “read more about it,” I’d highly recommend “The Winter Fortress,” which is a more recent non-fiction retelling of the “Telemark” story.



Wednesday begins with a look at “sell outs” of various types. Whether you’re selling your soul to the devil, the State or to the Party, it makes for fun viewing.  Jack Cardiff gets a salute for his years as a standout DP, beginning in the nascent British film industry.  Fun fact.  He was selected to train on the early Technicolor cameras not because of his technical camera knowledge, but because he understood classic painting and color theory.  My Star of the Month is maybe my favorite actor of all time, Charles Laughton. His range is just astounding. The guy who can do Quasimodo and Ruggles of Red Gap? That says it all to me! Oh, and if you haven’t seen Payment Deferred, one of his earlier films, do yourself a favor — and look for a VERY young Ray Milland, too.


Thursday I start out with my Classic Categories challenge, in this case, Stars Who Had Their Own Radio Series.  Many, many Hollywood actors were also heard on radio, so I picked a few that tickled my fancy.  William Bendix would, of course, take it a step further and eventually do a “Life of Riley” TV show as well.  That afternoon we grab some grub at the lunch counter in a short salute to short orders.  Our prime features highlight Brothers in the Biz, from Ricardo and Stanley Cortez’ to the magnificent Mankiewicz boys!



Friday begins with a bit of helpful paranoia, where the phrase “trust no one” is best adhered to, lest you end up carrying pods into the middle of town!  My third challenge is Animal Actors, and, in this case, the actors who actually owned them.  From Pard to The Pie, we highlight four furry features!  My TCM Spotlight is on Cult Films, so turn the volume up to eleven and enjoy a wild ride!




Saturday.  Ah, the weekend! After weeks of insanely hot temps, let’s hope you can cool off with Benjamin and Tracy as they, and others, chill by the pool. Men With Spectacles make a spectacle of themselves in a series of movies that feature leading men wearing — round glasses!  We salute the great DP John Alonzo with our Essential, Chinatown and then followup with another steamy mystery, Farewell My Lovely.  Our noir choice is one that sort of “sneaks up on you,” The Reckless Moment, with Joan Bennett.  I round out the week with Mischa Auer, “the crazy Russian.”  His backstory is fascinating. Originally cast as a heavy, his role as the whacky Carlo in My Man Godfrey solidified him as a comic actor from then on!


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What.....is your name? ....Thanks very much to Stevomachino, lydecker,  Oneeyeopen, and Overeasy


What....is your quest? ....for submitting programming schedules! Each has unique and thoughtful programming choices, and I know a great deal of time and care went into their development. They all could very easily air on TCM.


What....is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?....I cast my vote for lydecker -- anyone who programs Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) for The Essentials is AOK in my book. 

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What a wonderful group of schedules!

Stevo:  Love your Flora Robson tribute (she is a favorite of mine,)  your SOTM, Toshiro Mifune, "Come to your senses" and pre-code Saturday.  Your theme park was very clever  --  all places we would all like to spend some time (Don't we all want to go to Rick's?)  and using "It's A Wonderful Life" as your Noir Alley selection was fun.  Also loved your April Fool's Day picks.  Great job, as always. 

Oneeyeopen:  What a clever idea to salute all those redheads!  It was years before I realized that Myrna Loy (and Ann Sheridan) were redheads and your schedule shows how much Hollywood loved redheads.  Agnes Moorehead as your SOTM is brilliant (TCM are you listening?)  love your salute to Woody Van Dyke and Ann Sheridan, outrageous personalities is inspired as is  your block of  films featuring not 1 but 2 Oscar winners.  Welcome to the challenge!

Bunnywhit:  Where do I start??  Love Jacks are Wild, Rin Tin Tin (I guess we were both thinking about that canine legend) and BD salutes to Paul Newman, James Wong Howe, Mary Boland, Alan Alda and W.C. Fields were great (January is apparently a big month for Hollywood luminaries.)Let's make a run for it and Have a Drink on Me are such fun and  your theme park --  You can't get there from here  --  is very clever.  Films with literary beginnings was a great way to start the week, too. Hard to believe this is your very first challenge schedule!!

Overeasy:  Your Noir theme park is brilliant (We Won't Leave the Light on for You) and I loved your guest programmer, Moe Williams (Thelma Ritter can do no wrong, so far as I'm concerned.) Also thought your ventriloquist program block was fun as was "Men with spectacles."  Stars who had their own radio series was very clever (who knew?) as was Brothers in the Biz.  Charles Laughton is an inspired SOTM  --  I assume TCM saluted him "back in the day" but I'd love to see him as SOTM once again. Excellent job.

So many great schedules to choose from.  Thinking . . .thinking.

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