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[b]TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #14: ALL DAY MOVIE NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE.


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Hi there Audrey...

 

Thank you for your interest in participating in the TCM Programming Challenge...#14. Filmlover is quite correct when he says...writes, that AN ENTIRE WEEK OF PROGRAMMING is necessary to participate in this challenge.

 

Now, for the White House day of programming, this is the ONE day you may go wild with your programming.

 

For the other six days of your programming...you may use the following libraries for inclusion in your Programming including 20th Century Fox, Paramount (pre-1948), and Univiversal (all) since TCM has greater access to their library for the last few years. So...

 

Twentieth Century-Fox (all):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0000756/

 

Paramount (pre-1948 only)

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0023400/

 

Universal (all)

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0005073/

 

Warner Bros (pre-1948 only):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026840/

 

MGM (pre-1986 only):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0020206/

 

RKO (all):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0041421/

 

Columbia Pictures (all)

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0071509/

 

United Artists (after 1950):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026841/

 

Samuel Goldwyn (all):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0016710/

 

J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors gb:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0027356/

 

Walt Disney (Live Action only):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_live_action_films

 

Public Domain list (if you use a film that is in the public domain, please note it as PD. Your public domain film will not count as a premiere.)

http://www.archive.org/details/feature_films

 

ALSO NOTE: If you use a film from those libraries and that film has aired previously on TCM, then you will not have to use a premiere to cover it because it has previously aired on TCM."

 

WHEW!! I hope this clears up any questions. Best of luck!!

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Hello Cagney, if the public officials don't stand up and take notice of your schedule...then I don't know what this world is coming to. Now if you check this out:

 

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=147626&start=15&tstart=60

 

and scroll down to my initial entry of September 23rd @ 11:52am, you'll see the parameters for this, the fourteenth challenge. If you choose to participate, I for one will look forward to what you come up with for the other six days of programming.

 

Thanxx!

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Maven, I'm confused (as usual). I thought that films from the approved databases did not count against our seven premieres even if never previously shown on TCM. I understand that films from OUTSIDE the approved databases are OK if previously shown on TCM. Would you please clarify for us? Thanks.

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Hello all. Count me in on this challenge CineMaven. I have a few ideas in mind for the White House topic already. By the way, when is the deadline that the challenge needs to be done by? I did not see it in your original post.

 

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Hi there Kingrat. You may use films from the following libraries:

 

Twentieth Century-Fox (all):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0000756/

 

Paramount (pre-1948 only)

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0023400/

 

Universal (all)

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0005073/

 

Warner Bros (pre-1948 only):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026840/

 

MGM (pre-1986 only):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0020206/

 

RKO (all):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0041421/

 

Columbia Pictures (all)

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0071509/

 

United Artists (after 1950):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026841/

 

Samuel Goldwyn (all):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0016710/

 

J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors gb:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0027356/

 

Walt Disney (Live Action only):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_live_action_films

 

Public Domain list (if you use a film that is in the public domain, please note it as PD. Your public domain film will not count as a premiere.) http://www.desertislandfilms.com/clindex.html

 

Note: Any film from any of the Fox, Paramount and Universal libraries that have not appeared previously on TCM should be considered a premiere.

 

I hope you choose to participate, Kingrat. I very much look forward to reading your schedule.

 

Thank you.

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Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooo Out There!!!

 

Filmlover, I'm glad to read you are working on your schedule...and I hope others that read this Message Board who might choose to participate in the time-honored TCM Programming Challenge are getting lots of ideas down on paper and ready for our perusal.

 

If you don't have your schedule done by this weekend Filmlover, have no fear. The challenge ends midnight PST on October 31st, 2009. ChipHeartsMovies...I have not heard from you in more than a month! How are you dear boy? I trust life is treating you well...and your scheduling is more fabulous than the last one. (Pssst! I have eaten up all the Mary Janes and Bit O' Honeys).

 

What with the recent news...why is Elke Sommers-Paul Newman-Edward G. Robinson coming to mind.

 

Have a grand week-end everyone!!

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Movieman, I was watching "Dodsworth" myself last night and to my surprise, saw the guest programmer Fan Perspectives commercial. Needless to say I was a hootin' and hollerin' at home.

 

Well folks...there's just a little more than a week to go in the 14th TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE. I hope participants are polishing up those schedules for our perusal. And listen, if you want to program a schedule that would air after October 2010, please feel free to do so. Schedule something for November 2010, December 2010 or if you wish, even into 2011.

 

Looking forward to seeing what those wacky wild participants will offer up to the TCM Message Board community.

 

Good luck to all!

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Here's my entry in Programming Challenge #14. "PS" means movies previously shown on TCM, per the database. A studio name after the film means that the film is in one of the allowable studio databases. The seven films that don't fall into either category are marked as Premieres. Creating the schedule was great fun.

 

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010

 

Earlier Versions:

 

6:00 am - WATERLOO BRIDGE (1931) BW-81m - Mae Clarke, Kent Douglass. D: James Whale. PS.

7:30 am - GASLIGHT (1940) BW-85m - Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard. D: Thorold Dickinson. PS.

9:00 am - WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? (1932) BW-89m - Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman. D: George Cukor. PS.

10:30 am - SO BIG (1932) - BW-81m - Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Bette Davis. D: William Wellman. PS.

12:00 pm - SATAN MET A LADY (1936) - BW-75m - Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth. D: William Dieterle. PS.

1:30 pm - WHEN LADIES MEET (1933) - BW-86m - Myrna Loy, Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery. D: Harry Beaumont. PS.

3:00 pm - A TOWN LIKE ALICE (1956) - BW-117m - Peter Finch, Virginia McKenna. D: Jack Lee. Rank.

 

Fields, Chaplin, Clowns, and Acrobats:

 

5:00 pm - MY LITTLE CHICKADEE (1940) - BW-84m - W.C. Fields, Mae West. D: Edward F. Cline. PS.

6:30 pm - THE BANK DICK (1940) - BW-72m - W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon. D: Edward F. Cline. PS.

7:45 pm - MONSIEUR VERDOUX (1947) - BW-119m - Charlie Chaplin, Martha Raye. D: Charlie Chaplin. PS.

9:45 pm - LIMELIGHT (1952) - BW-132m - Charlie Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Buster Keaton. D: Charlie Chaplin. PS.

12:00 am - Silent Sunday: THE CIRCUS (1928) - BW-69m - Charlie Chaplin, Allan Garcia. D: Charlie Chaplin. PS.

1:15 am - Silent Sunday: THE IDLE CLASS (1921) - BW-32m - Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance. D: Charlie Chaplin. PS.

2:00 am - TCM Imports: THE NAKED NIGHT (aka SAWDUST AND TINSEL) (1953) - PREMIERE - BW-93m - Ake Gronberg, Harriet Andersson. D: Ingmar Bergman.

3:45 am - TRAPEZE (1956) - C106m - Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida. D: Carol Reed. PS.

5:30 am - THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE (1935)- BW-65m - W.C. Fields, Mary Brian. D: Clyde Bruckman. PS.

 

Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

 

MGM Musical Double Feature:

 

6:45 am - BILLY ROSE'S JUMBO (1962) - C-124m - Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye. D: Charles Walters. PS.

9:00 am - THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN - C-129m - Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell. D: Charles Walters. PS.

 

Turner on Turner Times Three:

 

11:15 am - CASS TIMBERLANE (1947) - BW-119m - Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner. D: George Sidney. PS.

1:15 pm - BY LOVE POSSESSED (1961) - C-111m - Lana Turner, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. D: John Sturges. PS.

3:15 pm - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1952) - BW-118m - Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner. D: Vincente Minnelli. PS.

 

Westerns Directed by Non-Specialists:

 

5:15 pm - THESE THOUSAND HILLS (1959) - PREMIERE - C-96m- Don Murray, Lee Remick. D: Richard Fleischer. Fox.

7:00 pm - WARLOCK (1959) - PREMIERE - C-122m - Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn. D: Edward Dmytryk. Fox.

9:15 pm - TAZA, SON OF COCHISE (1954) - PREMIERE - C-79m - Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush. D: Douglas Sirk. Universal.

10:45 pm - THEY CAME TO CORDURA (1959) - C124m- Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth. D: Robert Rossen. PS.

1:00 am - THE PROFESSIONALS (1967) C-118m- Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster. D: Richard Brooks. PS.

3:00 am - THE BIG COUNTRY (1958) C-167m - Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston. D: William Wyler. PS.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - MOVIE DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, aka OBAMARAMA

 

6:00 am - MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) - BW-130m James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains. D: Frank Capra.

8:15 am - A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957) - BW-127m - Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal. D: Elia Kazan.

10:30 am - THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) - BW-129m - Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell. D: John Ford.

12:45 pm - EL NORTE (1983) - C-139m - Zaide Silvia Gutierrez, David Villalpando. D: Gregory Nava.

3:15 pm - PHILADELPHIA (1993) - C-126m - Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas. D: Jonathan Demme.

5:30 pm - DUCK SOUP (1933) - BW-69m - The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont. D: Leo McCarey.

6:45 pm - FAIL-SAFE (1964) - BW-112m- Henry Fonda, Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau. D: Sidney Lumet.

8:45 pm - BREAKER MORANT (1979) - C-108m - Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson. D: Bruce Beresford.

10:45 pm - A SOLDIER'S STORY (1984) - C-101m - Denzel Washington, Adolph Caesar, Jr. D: Norman Jewison.

12:30 am - THE HILL (1965) - BW-123m - Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ossie Davis. D: Sidney Lumet.

2:45 am - THEY WERE EXPENDABLE (1945) - BW-135 - John Wayne, Robert Montgomery, Robert Mitchum. D: John Ford.

5:00 am - MARS ATTACKS! (1996) - C-103m - Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close. D: Tim Burton. WB.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

 

Movies About Presidents:

 

6:45 am - JOE AND ETHEL TURP CALL ON THE PRESIDENT (1939) - BW-70 - Ann Sothern, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan. D: Robert B. Sinclair. MGM.

8:00 am - SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO (1960) - C-144m - Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson. D: Vincent J. Donehue. PS.

10:30 am - THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (1967) - C-103m - James Coburn, Godfrey Cambridge. D: Theodore J. Flicker. PS.

 

MGM Musical Triple Feature:

 

12:15 pm - KISMET (1955) - C-114m - Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray. D: Vincente Minnelli. PS.

2:15 pm - BYE BYE BIRDIE (1963) - C-112m - Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret. D: George Sidney. PS.

4:15 pm - LES GIRLS (1957) - C-115m - Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor. D: George Cukor. PS.

 

STAR OF THE MONTH: JOAN BENNETT

 

6:15 pm - LITTLE WOMEN (1933) - BW-116m - Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett. D: George Cukor. PS.

8:15 pm - THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (1944) - BW-99m - Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett. D: Fritz Lang. PS.

10:00 pm - THE RECKLESS MOMENT (1949) - BW-82m - Joan Bennett, James Mason. D: Max Ophuls. Columbia.

11:30 pm - THE MACOMBER AFFAIR (1947) - PREMIERE - BW-89m - Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett, Robert Preston. D: Zoltan Korda. UA.

 

Mystery and Mayhem:

 

1:15 am - GREEN FOR DANGER (1946) - BW-93m - Trevor Howard, Alastair Sim. D: Sidney Gilliat. PS.

3:00 am - AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (1945) - BW-97m - Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston. D: Rene Clair. Public Domain.

4:45 am - MURDER BY CONTRACT (1958) - BW-81m - Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine. D: Irving Lerner. PS.

 

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010:

 

A Random Harvest of Films, Mostly British

 

6:15 am - RANDOM HARVEST (1942) - BW-125m - Ronald Colman, Greer Garson. D: Mervyn LeRoy. PS.

8:30 am - PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (1951)- C-122m - Ava Gardner, James Mason. D: Albert Lewin. MGM.

10:45 am - CLUNY BROWN (1947) - BW-100m - Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford. D: Ernest Lubitsch. PS.

12:30 pm - THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY (1949) - BW-95m - John Mills, Betty Ann Davies. D: Anthony Pelissier. Rank.

2:15 pm - THE GREENGAGE SUMMER (1961) - C-99m - Susannah York, Kenneth More. D: Lewis Gilbert. Columbia.

4:00 pm - LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (1962) - C-102m - Olivia de Havilland, Rossano Brazzi. D: Guy Green. MGM.

5:45 pm - WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (1961) - BW-99m - Hayley Mills, Alan Bates. D: Bryan Forbes. Rank.

7:30 pm - KING RAT (1965) - BW-134m - George Segal, James Fox, Tom Courtenay. D: Bryan Forbes. PS.

9:45 pm - THE COLLECTOR (1965) - C-119m - Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar. D: William Wyler. Columbia.

11:45 pm - WOMAN OF STRAW (1964) - C-118m - Sean Connery, Gina Lollobrigida. D: Basil Dearden. PS.

1:45 am - HOUSE OF BAMBOO (1955) - C-102m - Robert Stack, Robert Ryan. D: Samuel Fuller. PS.

3:30 am - ST. BENNY THE DIP (1951) - BW-86m - Dick Haymes, Nina Foch. D: Edgar G. Ulmer. PS.

5:00 am - NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK (1941) - BW-71m - W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean. D: Edward F. Cline. PS.

 

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

 

The Most Handsome Actor Competition:

 

6:15 am - THE RAINS CAME (1939) - BW-103m - Tyrone Power, Myrna Loy. D: Clarence Brown. PS.

8:00 am - TILL THE END OF TIME (1946) - BW-106m - Guy Madison, Dorothy McGuire. D: Edward Dmytryk. PS.

10:00 am - ONCE A THIEF (1965) - BW-106m - Alain Delon, Ann-Margret. D: Ralph Nelson. PS.

12:00 pm - FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (1967) - C-167m - Terence Stamp, Julie Christie. D: John Schlesinger. PS.

 

Jean Negulesco - 110th Birthday Celebration:

 

3:00 pm - THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (1944) - BW-96m - Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet. D: Jean Negulesco. PS.

4:45 pm - DEEP VALLEY (1946) - BW-106m - Ida Lupino, Dane Clark, Fay Bainter. D: Jean Negulesco. PS.

6:45 pm - JOHNNY BELINDA (1948) - BW-103m - Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Agnes Moorehead. D: Jean Negulesco. PS.

8:30 pm - HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (1953) - BW-95m - Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable. D: Jean Negulesco. PS.

10:15 pm - THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954) PREMIERE - C-102m - Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire. D: Jean Negulesco. Fox.

12:00 am - BOY ON A DOLPHIN (1957) - C-111m - Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb. D: Jean Negulesco. PS.

 

TCM Underground Double Feature:

 

2:00 am - HEAD (1968) - C-86m - The Monkees, Annette Funicello. D: Bob Rafelson. PS.

3:30 am - THE MALTESE BIPPY (1969) - C-88m - Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Carol Lynley. D: Norman Panama. MGM.

 

5:00 am - IT'S A GIFT (1934) - BW-71m - W.C. Fields, Baby LeRoy. D: Edward F. Cline. PS.

 

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010

 

Margaret Lockwood--the English Joan Bennett?

 

6:15 am - THE LADY VANISHES (1938) - BW-96m - Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Dame May Whitty. D: Alfred Hitchcock. Public Domain.

8:00 am - BEDELIA (1946) - PREMIERE - BW-90m - Margaret Lockwood, Ian Hunter. D: Lance Comfort. Ealing.

9:45 am - HUNGRY HILL (1947) - BW-92m - Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price. D: Brian Desmond Hurst. PS.

11:30 am - THE STARS LOOK DOWN (1940) - BW-110m - Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood. D: Carol Reed. MGM.

 

World War II:

 

1:30 pm - ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT (1956) - BW-104m - Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring. D: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. Rank.

3:30 pm - PURSUIT OF THE GRAF SPEE (1957) - C-114m - John Gregson, Anthony Quayle. D: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. PS.

5:30 pm - THE TRAIN (1964) - BW-140m - Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau. D: John Frankenheimer. PS.

 

 

Joan Bennett's 100th Birthday

 

8:00 pm - TCM: The Essentials. SCARLET STREET (1945) - BW-101m - Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett. D: Fritz Lang. Public Domain.

 

Saturday Noir at the Movies:

 

10:00 pm - SIDE STREET (1950) - BW-83m - Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell. D: Anthony Mann. PS.

11:30 pm - DETOUR (1945) - BW-68m - Tom Neal, Ann Savage. D: Edgar G. Ulmer. PS.

12:45 pm - THE BIG STEAL (1949) - BW-72m - Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer. D: Don Siegel. PS.

2:00 am - HIS KIND OF WOMAN (1941) - BW-121m - Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell. D: John Farrow. PS.

4:15 am - RIDE THE PINK HORSE (1947) - BW-102m - Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix. D: Robert Montgomery. PS.

 

Notes: According to lzcutter's list, Joan Bennett has never been Star of the Month. Since the hundredth anniversary of her birth is Feb. 27, 2010, what better day to show Scarlet Street on The Essentials, and what better month to feature her films?

 

Sunday begins with six films that whose remakes are better known than these versions. What Price Hollywood? is the original of A Star Is Born; Satan Met a Lady is an oddball adaptation of The Maltese Falcon with Alison Skipworth in the Sydney Greenstreet role. A Town Like Alice later became a hit mini-series. The rest of the day features comedians, clowns and acrobats, even in Ingmar Bergman's The Naked Night (Sunset of a Clown is one translation of the Swedish title).

 

The circus theme continues into Monday with the first of the 1960s musicals directed by Charles Walters. Then, get ready for serious glamor with a triple feature of Lana Turner movies. Monday concludes with six westerns by directors better known for their work in other genres. Three of the films are TCM premieres. Warlock was the subject of a recent ramble, Rock Hudson IS Taza, Son of Cochise, and These Thousand Hills is a little-known gem. They Came to Cordura is a particular favorite of mine.

 

Tuesday is CineMaven's special challenge: Movie Day at the White House, also known as Obamarama. We'll start with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, the ultimate movie about American idealism and political corruption. A reminder of the ideals the administration started with is definitely a good thing. A Face in the Crowd seems more like prophecy than movie, with its entertainer turned politician. The Grapes of Wrath is still the best film about the underclass, and the contemporary update is El Norte. I chose Philadelphia over a better film, Milk, because AIDS is still a public health crisis. By then our viewers need a break, hence Duck Soup, a comedy about militarism. Fail-Safe shows the president's decision-making process step by step; Henry Fonda sets a great example. Breaker Morant concerns the wrongs done by decent men in wartime, and A Soldier's Story focuses specifically on racial tensions in the army. The Hill is the necessary film for those who must wrestle with military prisons like Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. They Were Expendable shows the cost of military decisionmaking. After so much intensity, our audience needs a release, so how about the cheesiness of Mars Attacks?

 

Wednesday salutes Joan Bennett as Star of the Month. Thursday takes its cue from the first film, Random Harvest, and assembles a variety of films. King Rat makes an appearance in prime time--maybe not a big surprise.

 

A recent thread about the most handsome movie actor mentioned Tyrone Power, Guy Madison, Alain Delon, and Terence Stamp, among others, and with good reason. Who's your favorite? Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of director Jean Negulesco, so we'll celebrate by showing six of his films, including the TCM premiere of Three Coins in the Fountain. For a decade or so Negulesco was a prominent Hollywood director. Here's a rare chance for an overview of his work. TCM Underground goes psychedelic with Head and The Maltese Bippy. Tune in, turn on, and drop out.

 

Could Margaret Lockwood be considered the English equivalent of Joan Bennett? Check out four of her films, including the premiere of Bedelia, based on a novel by Vera Caspary, author of Laura. Margaret plays a new bride who may be a black widow. Two Powell & Pressburger films about WWII follow, then Frankenheimer's superb The Train, perhaps the last big black & white action picture. After Scarlet Street airs on The Essentials, the natural follow-up is a night of noir to conclude the week.

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:DC O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! :D

 

KING RAT...you are one of the Message Board newer members and you have chosen to dive into the PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE. You're a braver person than I was. By your selections, I see you have a firm grasp and all-around knowledge of film history. Wow!!!

 

COMMENTS:

 

"Notes: According to lzcutter's list, Joan Bennett has never been Star of the Month. Since the hundredth anniversary of her birth is Feb. 27, 2010, what better day to show Scarlet Street on The Essentials, and what better month to feature her films??

 

No better way. She was one of the screen?s most under-rated, under-acknowledged actresses. She carved out a career that lasted some sixty years. Who would have thought that going from blonde to brunette would make her more beautiful. In fact, I think it exxxtended her screen career. I think one of our Noiristas may vote for you simply becuz of your scheduling ?Scarlet Street.?

 

?Sunday begins with six films that whose remakes are better known than these versions. 'What Price Hollywood?' is the original of 'A Star Is Born'; 'Satan Met a Lady' is an oddball adaptation of 'The Maltese Falcon' with Alison Skipworth in the Sydney Greenstreet role. 'A Town Like Alice' later became a hit mini-series.?

 

And people say they hate re-makes. Pshaw!!!

 

?Tuesday is CineMaven's special challenge: Movie Day at the White House, also known as Obamarama...?Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?, ?A Face in the Crowd?, ?The Grapes of Wrath? ?Philadelphia?, ?Duck Soup?, ?Fail-Safe?, ?Breaker Morant?, ?A Soldier's Story?, ?The Hill?, ?They Were Expendable.? After so much intensity, our audience needs a release, so how about the cheesiness of ?Mars Attacks???

 

OBAMARAMA: What a clever title KingRat. You have provided a wonderful selection of films that our new president and the rest of our newly elected officials can certainly learn from. You covered the issues of health, the military, politics etc. The Marx Brothers and that wacky sci-fi entry you end with will surely leave them laughing, but not without some serious food for thought.

 

?A recent thread about the most handsome movie actor mentioned Tyrone Power, Guy Madison, Alain Delon, and Terence Stamp, among others, and with good reason. Who's your favorite??

 

This theme of yours may leave our female TCM Message Board Members feeling faint. You have indeed picked some of the most attractive men that have ever made films. But hey... where?s Rory Calhoun & Omar Shariff?? My mom took my sister and I to the movies to see ?Far From the Madding Crowd? when it came out. At 15, I kind of didn?t know what the heck was going on in the movie. All I knew was that:

 

* Alan Bates was a really cute guy and...

* I didn?t know sheep could go crazy.

 

For my money, the most handsome is...

 

?Could Margaret Lockwood be considered the English equivalent of Joan Bennett? Check out four of her films, including the premiere of Bedelia, based on a novel by Vera Caspary, author of Laura. Margaret plays a new bride who may be a black widow.?

 

Wow! How?d you do that? I, too, often thought Lockwood resembled Joan Bennett. As for black widows, my favorite type of leading lady IS the lethal lady.

 

?TCM Underground goes psychedelic with ?Head? and ?The Maltese Bippy.? Tune in, turn on, and drop out.

 

Whoa! Now where did I leave my bong?

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS?

 

* I love your Turner on Turner Times Three? turn of a phrase. Very alliterative and three good soapers. (In fact, I got an opportunity to actually meet Susan Kohner a few months ago).

 

* What year is ?The Unsinkable Molly Brown?? My parents took us to see this movie at the Whitestone Drive-In Movie Theatre in the Bronx. And to think, Harve Presnell winds up in ?Fargo.?

 

* I really love the western ?WARLOCK.? It is one of my favorites. Say, what the heck was up with Quinn?s character? The green-eyed monster?

 

* Double feature...TRIPLE feature? Cute.

 

I remember on tv in the sixties, there was a ?Saturday NIGHT at the Movies.?

 

You see, you didn?t need ?Gone With the Wind? after all. ;-)

 

Thank you for being a sport and choosing to participate in the 14th PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE!!!

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Thanks, Countess and Maven! Glad you guys enjoyed the schedule. The majority are films I haven't seen but would certainly like to. Thanks again to lzcutter for posting the list of Stars of the Month. If TCM can't get the rights to enough of Joan Bennett's films, maybe she and Margaret Lockwood could be joint Stars of the Month.

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*Thanks again to lzcutter for posting the list of Stars of the Month*

 

King,

 

You're most welcome! One of these days, we will have to start a thread to update the listing, perhaps in time for the next Challenge.

 

Speaking of, great schedule!

 

Kudos on getting it done.

 

I am still slaving away but am notorious for posting at the eleventh hour on the last day.

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_TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE # 14_

 

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

 

_A TOUCH OF JUDY, JANE, AND JOAN (ASTAIRE?S PARTNERS)_

6 AM Easter Parade (1948) Fred Astaire, Judy Garland. Dir: Charles Walters. M-G-M. C-107 mins.

8 AM Royal Wedding (1951) Fred Astaire, Jane Powell. Dir: Stanley Donen. M-G-M. C-93 mins.

9:45 AM The Sky?s the Limit (1943) Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie. Dir: Edward H. Griffith. RKO. BW-89 mins.

11:15 AM SHORT: Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra (1936) BW-10 mins.

 

_TURNER CLASSIC MUSICALS_

11:30 AM Swing Fever (1944) Kay Kyser. Dir: Tim Whelan. M-G-M. BW-81 mins.

 

_MORALE BOOSTERS_

1:00 AM Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) Eddie Cantor. Dir: David Butler. Warner Bros. BW-127 mins.

3:15 PM This is the Army (1943) George Murphy. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros. C-120 mins.

4:30 PM Hollywood Canteen (1944) Joan Leslie. Dir: Delmer Daves. Warner Bros. BW-124 mins.

6:45 PM Warner at War (2008) Steven Spielberg. New Wave Entertainment. BW/C-47 mins.

7:36 PM SHORT: Marines in the Making (1942). M-G-M. BW-10 mins.

 

_WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: DIRECTED BY BLAKE EDWARDS_

8:00 PM Bring Your Smile Along (1955) Frankie Lane. Dir: Blake Edwards. Columbia. C-83 mins.

9:30 PM The Great Race (1965) Tony Curtis. Dir: Blake Edwards. Warner Bros. C-157 mins.

 

_SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: WHO DOESN?T ?LOVE? GARBO?_

12:15 AM Love (1927) Greta Garbo. Dir: Edmund Goulding. M-G-M. BW-83 mins.

 

_TCM IMPORTS: JEAN REMOIR DOUBLE FEATURE_

1:45 AM The Rules of the Game (1939) Nora Gregor. Dir: Jean Renoir. Nouvelle. BW-110 mins.

3:45 AM La Marseillaise (1938) Pierre Renoir. Dir: Jean Renoir. Soci?t?. BW-130 mins.

 

Monday, October 18th, 2010

 

_TCM SALUTE?S ANDY HARDY_

6 AM A Family Affair (1937) Lionel Barrymore. Dir: George B. Seitz. M-G-M. BW-69 mins.

7:15 AM Your Only Young Once (1937) Mickey Rooney. Dir: George B. Seitz. M-G-M. BW-77 mins.

8:45 AM Judge Hardy?s Children (1938) Mickey Rooney. Dir: George B. Seitz. M-G-M. BW-78 mins.

10:15 AM Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940) Mickey Rooney. Dir: George B. Seitz. M-G-M. BW-88 mins.

11:44 AM SHORT: Hollywood: Style Center of the World. BW-11 mins.

12 PM Out West with the Hardy?s (1938) Mickey Rooney. Dir: George B. Seitz. M-G-M. BW-84 mins.

1:30 PM The Hardy?s Ride High (1939) Mickey Rooney. Dir: George B. Seitz. M-G-M. BW-80 mins.

3:00 PM Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939) Mickey Rooney. Dir: WS Van Dyke. M-G-M. BW-85 mins.

4:30 PM Judge Hardy and Son (1939) Mickey Rooney. Dir: George B. Seitz. M-G-M. BW-88 mins.

6:00 PM Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941) Mickey Rooney. Dir: George B. Seitz. M-G-M. BW-100 mins.

6:41 PM SHORT: Andy Hardy?s Dilemma (1938) Mickey Rooney. M-G-M. BW-18 mins.

 

_WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: BASED ON W.R. BURNETT_

8 PM High Sierra (1941) Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino. Dir: Raoul Walsh. Warner Bros. BW-100 mins.

9:45 PM Nobody Lives Forever (1946) John Garfield. Dir; Jean Negulesco. Warner Bros. BW-100 mins.

11:30 PM Beast of the City (1932) Jean Harlow. Dir: Charles Brabin. M-G-M. BW-90 mins.

1:15 AM Little Caesar (1931) Edward G. Robinson. Dir: Mervyn Leroy. Warner Bros. BW-79 mins.

2:45 AM The Whole Town?s Talking (1935) Jean Arthur. Dir: John Ford. Columbia. BW-93 mins.

4:30 AM Wake Island (1942) Brian Donlevy. Dir: John Farrow. Paramount. BW-87 mins.

 

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

 

_BELA LUGOSI BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE_

6 AM Son of Frankenstein (1939) Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Rowland V. Lee. Universal BW-99 mins.

7:45 AM Night Monster (1942) Bela Lugosi. Dir: Ford Beebe. Universal. BW-73 mins.

9 AM Spooks Run Wild (1941) Bela Lugosi. Monogram. Dir: Phil Rosen. BW-65 mins.

 

_ROMAN EPICS_

10:15 AM The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) Sophia Loren. Dir; Anthony Mann. Bronston. C-188 mins.

1:30 PM Cleopatra (1964) Elizabeth Taylor. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Fox. C-243 mins.

5:34 PM SHORT: Ancient Egypt: A FitzPatrick Traveltalk (1938) M-G-M. C-9 mins.

 

_ONE SHOT LAUGHTON_

6:00 PM The Night of the Hunter. Robert Mitchum. Dir: Charles Laughton. UA. BW-93 mins.

7:34 PM SHORT: Lions for Sale (1941) Warner Bros. C-10 mins.

 

_WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: SPOTLIGHT- CHARACTER ACTORS_

Walter Brennan

8PM The Westerner (1940) Gary Cooper. Dir: William Wyler. Goldwyn Pictures. BW-100 mins.

 

Charles Coburn

10 PM Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Marilyn Monroe. Dir: Howard Hawks. Fox. C-91 mins.

 

Burl Ives

11:45 PM The Big Country (1958) Gregory Peck. Dir: William Wyler. UA. C-166 mins.

 

Edmund Gwenn

2:45 AM Mister 880 (1950) Burt Lancaster. Dir: Edmund Goulding. Fox. BW-90 mins. (Premiere #1)

 

Bert Lahr

4:15 AM Ship Ahoy (1942) Eleanor Powell. Dir: Edward Buzzell. M-G-M. BW-95 mins.

 

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

 

_?IT HAPPENED?_

6 AM It Happened to Jane (1959) Doris Day. Dir: Richard Quine. Columbia. C-97 mins.

7:39 AM SHORT: Night in Mexico City (1944) C-10 mins.

8 AM It Happened One Night (1934) Clark Gable. Dir: Frank Capra. Columbia. BW-105 mins.

10 AM It Happened at the World?s Fair (1963) Elvis Presley. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-105 mins.

11:46 AM SHORT: The Inside Passage (1941) C-10 mins.

12 PM It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) Ann Harding. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. AA. BW-115 mins.

 

_JEAN ARTHUR: FORGOTTEN B-MOVIES_

2 PM Whirlpool (1934) Jean Arthur. Dir: Roy William Niell. Columbia BW-73 mins.

3:15 PM Adventure in Manhattan (1936) Jean Arthur. Dir: Edward Ludwig. Columbia. BW-73 mins.

4:30 PM The Ex Mrs. Bradford (1936) William Powell. Dir: Stephen Roberts. RKO. BW-82 mins.

 

_CONTINUING WITH THE SUAVE WILLIAM POWELL_

6 PM Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) William Powell. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke. M-G-M. BW-97 mins.

7:39 PM SHORT: So You Want to Be a Detective? Joe McDoakes. WB. BW-11 mins.

 

_WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: STAR OF THE MONTH- KATHRYN GRAYSON_

8 PM Anchors Aweigh (1945) Gene Kelly. Dir: George Sidney. M-G-M. C-140 mins.

10:30 PM Show Boat (1951) Kathryn Grayson. Dir: George Sidney. M-G-M. C-107 mins.

12:30 AM Thousands Cheer (1943) Gene Kelly. Dir: George Sidney. M-G-M. C-126 mins.

2:45 AM Lovely To Look At (1952) Kathryn Grayson. Dir: Mervyn Leroy. M-G-M. C-103 mins.

 

_START THE PRESSES!_

4:30 AM Five Star Final (1931) Edward G. Robinson. Dir: Mervyn Leroy. First National. BW-89 mins.

 

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

 

_?THE ALL DAY MOVIE NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE?_

 

6 AM Bataan (1943) Cast: Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: Tay Garnett. M-G-M. BW-114 mins.

8 AM Battleground (1949) Cast: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalbon. Dir: William Wellman. M-G-M. BW-118 mins.

10-10:45 AM- Breakfast Break

10:45 AM The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Cast: Laurence Harvey, Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh. Dir: John Frankenheimer. United Artists. BW-126 mins.

1 PM Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) Cast: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Majorie Weaver. Dir: John Ford. Fox. BW-100 mins.

2:45 PM Short Film: Sons of Liberty (1939) Cast: Claude Rains, Gale Sondergaard. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros. C-20 mins.

3:15 PM Meet John Doe (1941) Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Edward Arnold. Dir: Frank Capra. Warner Bros. BW-129 mins.

5:30 PM All the King?s Men (1949) Cast: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru. Dir: Robert Rossen. Columbia. BW-109 mins.

7:30-8:00 PM- Dinner Break

8:00 PM How the West Was Won (1962) Cast: George Peppard, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Fonda. Dir: John Ford. M-G-M. C-155 mins.

10:45 PM Bullets or Ballots (1936) Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Bros. BW-82 mins.

12:15-12:30 AM- Midnight Snack

12:30 AM Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Cast: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains. Dir: Frank Capra. Columbia. BW-129 mins.

2:45 AM The Great McGinty (1940) Cast: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamaroff. Dir: Preston Sturges. Paramount. BW-83 mins.

4:15 AM Sahara (1943) Humphrey Bogart, Lloyd Bridges, Bruce Bennett. Dir: Zoltan Korda. Columbia. BW-97 mins.

 

Friday, October 24th, 2010

 

_EARLY EFFORTS_

6 AM Listen, Darling (1938) Judy Garland. Dir: Edwin L. Marin. M-G-M. BW-75 mins.

7:15 AM Wife v. Secretary (1936) James Stewart. Dir: Clarence Brown. M-G-M. BW-88 mins.

8:45 AM A Date with Judy (1948) Elizabeth Taylor. Dir: Richard Thorpe. M-G-M. C-113 mins.

10:45 AM The Rack (1956) Paul Newman. Dir: Arnold Laven. M-G-M. BW-100 mins.

12:45 PM Ride Lonesome (1959) James Coburn. Dir: Budd Boetticher. Columbia. C-73 mins,

2 PM Artists and Models (1955) Shirley MacLaine. Dir: Frank Tashlin. Paramount. C-109 mins.

4 PM When Ladies Meet (1941) Greer Garson. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. M-G-M. BW-106 mins.

6 PM Air Cadet (1951) Rock Hudson. Dir: Joseph Pevney. Universal. BW-94 mins. (Premiere # 2)

6:35 PM SHORT: Men of the Sky (1942) Warner Bros. C-20 mins.

 

_WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: WESTERN COMEDIES_

8 PM The Paleface (1948) Bob Hope. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. Paramount. C-89 mins.

9:45 PM Cat Ballou (1965) Jane Fonda. Dir: Elliot Silverstien. Columbia. C-96 mins.

11:30 PM McLintock! (1963) John Wayne. Dir: Andrew V. McLaglen. UA. C-127 mins.

1:42 AM SHORT: Romantic Nevada (1943) M-G-M. C-9 mins.

 

_TCM UNDERGROUND_

2 AM Eyes of the Devil (1966) Deborah Kerr. Dir: J. Lee Thompson. Filmways. BW-96 mins.

3:45 AM Wait Until Dark (1967) Audrey Hepburn. Dir: Terence Young. Warner Bros. C-108 mins.

5:36 AM SHORT: Mental Hospital (1953) BW-20 mins.

 

Saturday, October 25th, 2010

 

_SATURDAY MORNING B-MOVIE FEATURES_

6 AM Nancy Drew, Detective (1938) Bonita Granville. Dir: William Clemens. Warner Bros. BW-66 mins.

7:15 AM Nancy Drew, Reporter (1939) Bonita Granville. Dir: William Clemens. Warner Bros. BW-68 mins.

8:30 AM Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939) Bonita Granville. Dir: William Clemens. Warner Bros. BW-60 mins.

9:45 AM Nancy Drew?Trouble Shooter (1939) Bonita Granville. Dir: William Clemens. Warner Bros. BW-69 mins.

 

_HAYWOTH AND FORD: ONE LAST TIME_

11:00 AM The Money Trap (1965) Rita Hayworth. Dir: Burt Kennedy. M-G-M. BW-91 mins.

12:32 PM SHORT: They?re Always Caught (1938) M-G-M. BW-22 mins.

 

_BEN M. FLIX?S_

1 PM The Carpetbaggers (1964) Alan Ladd. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. Embassy. C-150 mins.

3:45 PM Escape From Fort Bravo (1953) William Holden. Dir: John Sturges. M-G-M. C-99 mins.

5:30 PM One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Marlon Brando. Dir: Marlon Brando. Paramount. C-141 mins.

 

_WHAT?S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: STARRING TERESA WRIGHT_

8 PM The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Fredric March. Dir: William Wyler. Goldwyn Pictures. BW-172 mins.

11 PM The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Gary Cooper. Dir: Sam Wood. Goldwyn Pictures. BW-127 mins.

1:15 AM The Little Foxes. Bette Davis. Dir: William Wyler. Goldwyn Pictures. BW-115 mins.

3:15 AM The Men (1950) Marlon Brando. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. UA. BW-85 mins.

 

_THIS WEEK WILL ?EVER BE IN MY HEART?_

4:45 AM Ever in My Heart (1933) Barbara Stanwyck. Dir: Archie Mayo. Warner Bros. BW-70 mins.

 

NOTES:

I will make this as brief yet specific as possible...my schedule consists of a variety of decades, genre's, stars, studio's, and subjects that I hope all will find enjoyable. On Sunday, I have chosen a lot of musicals, starting off with one who is synonymous with it, Fred Astaire. Swing Fever is briefly seen on TCM, and is very entertaining. Something always brings me close to Morale Booster's, and boy is there a great line up of them here! Blake Edwards gets the spotlight tonight, and two different but good films will be chosen. On Monday, Andy Hardy is cookin' with nine Hardy family films. I've picked these because I love Andy Hardy, and I would like to see some of these again! W.R. Burnett is a great author, and some of the film adaptations of chilling and scintillating. Nobody Lives Forever is forgotten, yet a great film noir. I figured it's an October schedule, why not put some Lugosi pics in there, so three horror movies are being shown. Epics are great, and I love the Roman Empire, so here are two great examples. My choice of spotlight is Character Actors, and here are five good ones and fine performances. I always wished TCM would block a couple of hours to movies with It Happened in the title, so here's my chance! You can't go wrong with Jean Arthur or William Powell, so here's a great opportunity to see some b-movies. Kathryn Grayson has been star of the month before, but the beauty she possesses is powerful, and the voice is synonymous with her face. Anchors Aweigh is one of my favorite films ever, and Thousands Cheer the same. My All Night...day consist of war films, politics, law, history, and media, and I hope the president will agree that it is non-stop entertainment. I chose to give a day to people's Early Efforts because some actors are either cute or funny towards the beginning of their career. I don't know about you, but I like them! Western Comedies are, well, Western Comedies! And who ever gave a better performance than Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark? I love Nancy Drew, so why not have breakfast in bed and remember 2380 for the next two weeks! And Teresa Wright is so human, and some of her work I can continually watch, so why not see her starting off with one of the great movies of our time, The Best Years of Our Lives?

I hope you enjoy whoever is voting...

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:D C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! :D

 

AUDREYFOREVER...So you took up the gauntlet and decided to play the Challenge. Good for you and welcome aboard!

 

Musicals, girl detectives, comic westerns and Mister Andrew Hardy. Whoa! What a wonderful array of genres in your schedule. We see you?re highlighting character actors; everyone knows that they?re the backbone of motion pictures. They help prop up the stars...and are stars in their own right too.

 

We all know Jean Arthur?s more famous films but its good you give us a taste of her lesser known fare. And speaking of lesser known, your Early Efforts is very interesting. Of course everybody has to start somewhere. Who could have known the heights these stars would reach? What a good solid selection of films you picked for the White House. The politicians get to see the gamut of films about politics, war, the westward expansion, the trials and tribulations of a future president...and they get a break to eat too. ;-)

 

As for Teresa Wright...who doesn?t have a place in their heart for her lovely performances.

 

Thank you Audreyforever for choosing to participate in the 14th PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE!!!

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CM,

I keep perusing the rules but I can't find anywhere in either thread where it says the number of premieres we can use.

 

I've seen the number 7 bandied about in this thread but no official ruling.

 

So, I guess I need either new reading glasses or an official ruling on the number of premieres.

Is it 7 or higher?

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