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FEDYA....thank you for your participation in the TCM 14th Programming Challenge. My oh my, the people you see: they are wed, fed, red, fled, bed, co-ed and sled people. WHEW!!!!


You have given the Obama Administration much food for thought with your choice of films on both April 4th and April 10th.


On your way to Hades, you may find many in the TCM Community watching you go down as they shake their heads saying: ?Tsk! Tsk! They finally caught up to ya.? I suspect the Devil will have a helluva time watching your films. And this time when we do ?The Continental? it will be done to Boyer. Any ladies want to come with Fedya to the Casbah??


(P.S.) The last sentence in the first paragraph of your notes is incomplete. Did you want to look at that again? Perhaps you inadvertently used indentation:


?I would have put the two days together, but the rules require starting the...?


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

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Thank you and everyone else for the kind words!


I just added a note to my schedule and want to add it here as well so that it doesn't get lost.


In the last few Challenges I have participated in I elected for various reasons to not to have my schedule eligible for voting.


On this Challenge, it *IS* eligible to be part of the full Challenge and to be voted on.

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Rest assured Madame Cutter, I will add your final notation to your notes when the Voting Thread is opened up on Monday, November 2nd, 2009 and everyone's schedule is re-printed.


Now, THAT is laying down the gauntlet!! Great! :D


Edited by: CineMaven on Oct 31, 2009 4:52 PM b'cuz I'm going to watch the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village tonite and then hang out with friends; I will be in no condition on Sunday to do any thing. Voting will begin Monday. Be on the look-out for the upcoming Voting thread. ;-)

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Okay here it goes-I just squeaked in. Notes to follow. I lost most of my formatting. I can't wait to read all the schedules. I've been off the boards for the last few days.






SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010




6:00 am Sally (1929), Cast: Marilyn Miller, Joe E. Brown. Dir: John Dillon. 1st Nat?l. BW/C-103 min..

7:45 am Sunny (1930), Cast: Marilyn Miller. Dir: William Seiter. 1st Nat?l. BW-77 min.

9:15 am Sweet Adeline (1934), Cast: Irene Dunne, Donald Woods. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. WB. BW-87 min.

10:45 am I Dream Too Much (1935), Cast: Lily Pons, Henry Fonda. Dir: John Cromwell. RKO. BW-97 min.

12:30 pm Showboat (1936), Cast: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones. Dir: James Whale. Universal. BW-115 minutes. p/s.

2:30 pm Joy of Living (1938), Cast: Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Dir: Tay Garnett. RKO. BW-91 min.

4:15 pm Lady Be Good (1941), Cast: Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern. Dir: Norman McLeod. MGM. BW-112 minutes.

6:15 pm Cover Girl (1944), Cast: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly. Dir: Charles Vidor. Columbia. C-105 min. p/s.





8:00 pm The Cat & the Fiddle (1934), Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Ramon Novarro. Dir: William Howard. MGM. BW-88 min.

9:30 pm Cat People (1942), Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith. Dir: Jaques Tourneur. RKO. BW-73 min.

10:45 pm Curse of the Cat People (1944). Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith. Dir: Robert Wise. RKO. BW-70 min.




12:00 am The Cat and the Canary (1927), Cast: Laura LaPlante. Dir: Paul Leni. Universal. BW-82 min. p/s.

1:30 am Short: Felix Saves the Day (1922), Animation. Dir: Otto Mesmer. Pat Sullivan Films. BW-7 min. p/s.

Short: When the Cat?s Away (1935). Animation. Dir: Rudolf Ising. MGM. C-8 min.




2:00 am La Chatte (1959), Cast: Francoise Arnoul, Bernhard Wicki. Dir. Henri Decoin. Elysee Films. BW-108 min. Premiere.

4:00 am Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman. Dir: Richard Brooks. MGM. C-108 min.



MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010


6:00 am Cat Women of the Moon (1953), Cast: Sonny Tufts, Marie Windsor. Dir: Arthur Hilton. Astor Studios. BW-64 min. p/d.

7:15 am The Case of the Black Cat (1936), Cast: Ricardo Cortez, June Travis. Dir: William McGann. WB. BW-66 min.

8:30 am The Black Cat (1934), Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Edgar Ulmer. Universal. BW-65 min. p/s.




9:45 am All About Eve (1950), Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter. Dir: Joseph Mankiewicz. TCF. BW-138 min. p/s.

12:15 pm 42nd Street (1933), Cast: Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. WB. BW-89 min.

1:45 pm Born to Dance (1936), Cast: Eleanor Powell, James Stwart. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. MGM. BW-106 min.

3:45 pm Go Into Your Dance (1935), Cast: Ruby Keeler, Al Jolson. Dir: Archie Mayo. WB. BW-89 min.

5:15 pm The Hard Way (1943), Cast: Ida Lupino, Joan Leslie. Dir: Vincent Sherman. WB. BW-109 min.

7:15 pm Short: Alice in Movieland (1940), Cast: Joan Leslie. Dir: Jean Negulesco. WB. BW-22 min.

Short: Out Where the Stars Begin (1938), Cast: Evelyn Thawl, Jeffrey Lynn. Dir: Bobby Connolly. WB. C-19 min.





8:00 pm Topper (1937), Cast: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett. Dir: Norman McLeod. Hal Roach. BW-97 min. p/s.

9:45 pm Topper Takes a Trip (1938), Cast: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett. Dir: Norman McLeod. Hal Roach. BW-80 min. p/s.

11:15 pm Topper Returns (1941), Cast: Joan Blondell, Roland Young. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. Hal Roach. BW-88 min.

12:45 pm Night Life of the Gods (1935), Cast: Alan Mowbray. Dir: Lowell Sherman. Universal. BW-73 min. Premiere.

2:15 am Turnabout (1940), Cast: Carole Landis,Adolph Menjou. Dir: Hal Roach. Hal Roach. BW-83 min. p/s.

3:45 am I Married a Witch (1942), Cast: Frederick March, Veronica Lake. Dir: Rene Clair. UA. BW-77 min. p/s.

5:15 am Menu (1933), Cast: Una Merkel. Dir: Nick Grinde. MGM. C-10 min.


5:30 am Short: Maid in Hollywood (1934), Cast: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly. Dir: Gus Meins. Hal Roach. BW-20 min.







*Jazz Baby: Alice White*


6:00 am Sweet Mama (1930, Cast: Alice White, David Manners. Dir: Edward Cline. 1st Nat?l. BW-54 min.

7:00 am The Widow From Chicago (1930), Cast: Alice White, E.G. Robinson. Dir: Edward Cline. 1st Nat?l. BW-62 min.

8:15 am Showgirl in Hollywood (1930), Cast: Alice White, Blanche Sweet. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. 1st Nat?l. BW/C-80 min.

9:45 am The Naughty Flirt (1931), Cast: Alice White, Myrna Loy. Dir: Edward Cline. 1st Nat?l. BW-56 min.

10:45 am Employees Entrance (1933), Cast: Loretta Young, W. William, Alice White. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. 1st Nat?l. BW-75 min.

12:00 pm Sweet Music (1935), Cast: Rudy Vallee, Ann Dvorak, Alice White. Dir: Alfred Green. WB. BW-100 min.


*Hoofers and Songbirds*


1:45 pm It?s a Great Life (1929), Cast: The Duncan Sisters. Dir: Sam Wood. MGM. BW/C-87 min.

3:15 pm Going Hollywood (1933), Cast: Bing Crosby, Marion Davies. Dir: Raoul Walsh. MGM. BW-78 min.

4:45 pm Broadway To Hollywood (1933), Cast: Mickey Rooney, Alice Brady. Dir: Willard Mack. MGM. BW-85 min.

6:15 pm Balalaika (1939), Cast: Nelson Eddy, Ilona Massey. Dir: Reinhold Schunzel. MGM. BW-102 min.


*Betty Co-ed: Won?t you Please Graduate?*


8:00 pm Collegiate (1936), Cast: Jack Oakie. F. Langford, Betty Grable. Dir: Ralph Murphy. Paramount. BW-80 min. Premiere.

9:30 pm Student Tour (1934), Cast: Betty Grable, Jimmy Durante. Dir: Charles Reisner. MGM. BW-84 min.

11:00 pm Old Man Rhythm (1935), Cast: Betty Grable, Buddy Rogers. Dir: Edward Ludwig. RKO. BW-75 minutes.

12:15 am College Swing (1938), Cast: Bob Hope, Burns & Allen, Betty Grable. Dir: Raoul Walsh. Paramount. BW-86 min. Premiere.


*Lethal Blondes*


1:45 am Framed (1947), Cast: Janis Carter, Glenn Ford. Dir: Richard Wallace. Columbia. BW-82 minutes. p/s.

3:15 am This Gun For Hire (1942), Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake. Dir: Frank Tuttle. Paramount. BW-80 min. p/s.

4:45 am The Woman in Green (1945), Cast: Basil Rathbone, Hillary Brooke. Dir: Roy Neill. Universal. BW-68 min. p/s.








6:00 am The Barbarian (1933), Cast: *Ramon Novarro*, Myrna Loy. Dir: Sam Wood. MGM. BW-83 min.

7:30 am The Good Fairy (1935), Cast: *Margaret Sullavan*, Herbert Marshall. Dir: Wm. Wyler. Universal. BW-98 min. p/s.

9:15 am The Half-Naked Truth (1932), Cast: *Lupe Velez*, Lee Tracy. Dir: Gregory LaCava. RKO. BW-77 min.

10:45 am Ready, Willing and Able (1937), Cast: Ruby Keeler, *Ross Alexander*. Dir: Ray Enright. WB. BW-93 min.

12:30 pm One Million B.C. (1940), Cast: Victor Mature, *Carole Landis*. Dir: Hal Roach. H.Roach. BW-80 min. p/s.

2:00 pm Death of a Scoundrel (1956), Cast: *George Sanders*, Zsa Zsa Gabor. Dir: Charles Martin. RKO. BW-119 min.

4:00 pm They Knew What They Wanted (1940), Cast: *Carole Lombard*, C. Laughton. Dir: Garson Kanin. RKO. BW-96 min.

6:00 pm East of Eden (1955), Cast: *James Dean*, Julie Harris. Dir: Elia Kazan. WB. C-115 min. p/s.




8:00 pm Pickup on South Street (1953), Cast: Richard Widmark, Thelma Ritter. Dir: Samuel Fuller. TCF. BW-80 min. p/s.

9:45 pm Pillow Talk (1959), Cast: Doris Day, Rock Hudson. Dir: Michael Gordon. Universal. C-102 min. p/s.

11:30 pm The Misfits (1961), Cast: Gable, Monroe, Clift. Dir: John Huston. UA. BW-124 min. p/s.

1:45 am The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Cast: Burt Lancaster, Thelma Ritter. Dir: John Frankenheimer. UA. BW-147 min.


4:15 am Bird of Paradise (1932), Cast: Delores Del Rio, Joel McCrea. Dir: King Vidor. RKO. BW-83 min.



THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010- Earth Day




*Green Technology, Innovation & Transportation*


6:00 am It Grows on Trees (1952), Cast: Irene Dunne, Dean Jagger. Dir: Arthur Lubin. Universal. BW-84 min.

7:30 am Jon & Kate Plus 8 Go Green! (2009), TV Reality. TLC. C-60 min.

8:30 am Calling Hedy Lamarr (2004), Doc. Dir: Georg Misch. GM Films. C-71 min.

9:45 am Excuse My Dust (1951), Cast: Red Skelton, Sally Forest. Dir: Roy Rowland. MGM. C-82 min.

11:15 am Tucker (1988), Cast: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen. Dir: F.F.Coppola. Paramount-110 min.

1:15 pm Mandatory Lunch Break hosted by Michael Moore.

2:00 pm Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006), Doc. Dir: Chris Paine. Sony. C-92 min.


*Changing Attitudes in Tobacco*


3:45 pm Life of the Party (1937), Cast: Gene Raymond, Harriet Hilliard. Dir: William Seiter. RKO. BW-77 min.

5:15 pm Thank You For Smoking (2005), Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello. Dir: Jason Reitman. Fox. C-92 min.


*Wonders of Our World: Creatures, Parks, Monuments*


7:00 pm Microcosmos (2003), Doc. Dir: Claude Nuridsany. Miramax. C-80 min.

8:30 pm Dinner Break

9:30 pm North By Northwest (1959), Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint. Dir: A. Hitchcock. MGM. C-131 min.

11:45 pm Dangerous Mission (1954), Cast: Victor Mature, Piper Laurie. Dir: Louis King. RKO. C-75 min.

1:00 am Baraka (1992), Doc. Dir: Ron Fricke. Goldwyn.. C-96 min.


*Cautionary Tales*


2:45 am Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004), Doc. Dir: Chris Metzler. Tilapia Films. C-73 min.

4:00 am Michael Clayton (2007), Cast: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton. Dir: Tony Gilroy. WB. C-119 min.



FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010




6:00 am Barbary Coast (1935), Cast: E.G. Robinson, Miriam Hopkins. Dir: H. Hawks. Goldwyn. BW-91 min. p/s.

7:45 am San Francisco (1936), Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Clark Gable. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke. MGM. BW-115 min.

9:45 am Frisco Jenny (1932), Cast: Ruth Chatterton, Louis Calhern. Dir: W. Wellman. 1st Nat?l. BW-73 min.

11:00 am Fog Over Frisco (1934), Cast: Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: Wm. Dieterle. 1st Nat?l. BW-68 min.

12:15 pm Hatchet Man (1932), Cast: E.G. Robinson, Loretta Young. Dir: Wm. Wellman. 1st Nat?l. BW-74 min.

1:30 PM I Remember Mama (1948), Cast: Irene Dunne, B. Bel Geddes. Dir: George Stevens. RKO. BW-134 min.

3:45 pm Vertigo (1958), Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak. Dir: A. Hitchcock. Paramount. C-129 min. p/s.

6:00 pm Bullitt (1968), Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn. Dir: Peter Yates. WB. C-114 min. p/s.




8:00 pm All The King?s Men (1949), Cast: Broderick Crawford. Dir: R. Rossen. Columbia. BW-109 min. p/s.

10:00 pm A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Cast: Vivian Leigh, Marlon Brando. Dir: E. Kazan. WB. BW-125 min.

12:15 am Two Smart People (1946), Cast: Lucille Ball, John Hodiak. Dir: Jules Dassin. MGM. BW-93 min.




2:00 am Louisiana Hussy (1959), Cast: Nan Peterson. Dir: Lee Sholen. Howco Int?l. BW-85 min. Premiere.

3:30 am Louisiana Hayride (1944), Cast: J. Canova, Ross Hunter. Dir: Charles Barton. Colum. BW-67 min. p/s.


4:45 am After Office Hours (1935), Cast: Clark Gable, Constance Bennett. Dir: R. Leonard. MGM. BW-72 min.







6:00 am Ask Any Girl (1959), Cast: Shirley MacLaine, David Niven. Dir: Charles Walters. MGM. C-98 min.

7:45 am The Apartment (1960), Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon. Dir: Billy Wilder. UA. BW-125 min. p/s.

10:00 am Two Loves (1961), Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Laurence Harvey. Dir: Charles Walters. MGM. C-96 min.

11:45 am Sweet Charity (1969), Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera. Dir: Bob Fosse. Universal. C-154 min. p/s.

2:30 pm Around The World in 80 Days (1956), Cast: Shirley MacLaine , David Niven. Dir: Michael Anderson. UA. C-183 min. p/s.

5:45 pm Can Can (1960), Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Walter Lang. TCF. C-131 min. p/s.




8:00 pm Laura (1944), Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb. Dir: Otto Preminger. TCF. BW-88 min. Premiere

9:45 pm The Dark Corner (1946), Cast: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb. Dir: H. Hathaway. TCF. BW-95 min. p/s.

11:30 pm Phantom Lady (1944), Cast: Ella Raines, Franchot Tone. Dir: R. Siodmak. Univer. BW- 87 min. Premiere

1:00 am The Killers (1946), Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner. Dir: Robert Siodmak. Univer. BW-103 min. p/s.

2:45 am Nocturne (1946), Cast: George Raft, Lynn Bari. Dir: Edwin Marin. RKO. BW-87 min.

4:15 am Crack-Up (1946), Cast: Pat O? Brien, Claire Trevor. Dir: Irving Reis. RKO. BW-93 min.

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*Programming Notes: Challenge #14*

*Week of April 18-24, 2010*


I picked the week of April 18-24 after I fleshed out the White House assignment. Since I was spending an entire day on ?The Environment?, I chose Earth Day, April 22nd.


I have used films from studios previously disallowed from the challenges (but okayed for Premieres by Cinemaven).


Sunday. Learn To Kern is my homage to the music of Jerome Kern. 9 Lives of a Cat includes nine films, starting with *The Cat and the Fiddle* (which has music by Jerome Kern). TCM has not shown this in years. Originally, I wanted to program *Le Chat*, with Jean Gabin and Simone Signoret (1971) but Cinmaven correctly put me in my place and said ?no? to anything after 1969. That left *La Chatte* as my TCM Import.


Monday. Lives 7,8 and 9 continue. If you?ve not seen *Cat Women of the Moon*, give yourself a good laugh. It?s very campy and public domain. Marie Windsor? Afterwards, you?ll want to watch *The Narrow Margin*. The evening is devoted to writer Thorne Smith and includes a Premiere of *Nightlife of the Gods*.


Tuesday. Towhead Tuesday is an entire day devoted to blondes. I love Alice White and would like to convince TCM to showcase her films (especially ones that haven?t been on TCM for years). *It?s a Great Life* has the Duncan Sisters and a great little dance known as the Hoosier Hop. A long time ago, I noticed just how many college films Betty Grable made. It?s a good thing that she escaped to Broadway or she might have continued to play co-eds for her entire career. *Collegiate* and *College Swing* are Premieres. There are a lot of women on this day (but not all).


Wednesday. There are so many stars who died young or tragically. I?ve scheduled one film for each of a number of them. My Star of the Month is the wonderful, unique and talented Thelma Ritter.


Thursday. I chose the Environment as my theme for the entire day. I had many films and nuances of subject matter to choose from but I had to do serious paring of the schedule. Yes, it?s Earth Day. I wanted to get the politicians in a light mood with *It Grows on Trees* and *Jon & Kate Plus 8 Go Green* (please forgive me but I couldn?t resist-I?ve never watched it). *Calling Hedy Lamarr* is about Hedy?s inventions in communications. The mandatory lunch break with Michael Moore is the only way that the White House could get him off their back. This way he has a captive audience (who can?t leave) for 45 minutes. *Life of The Party* has one of the most bizarre scenes: the two lovers smoke cigarettes and sing ?Let?s Have Another Cigarette?as if they were making love. I included *Dangerous Mission* because it has beautiful scenes of Glacier National Park, in color. *Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea* is a great little documentary. Very entertaining.


Friday. Friday I used the one theme for the evening and premiered *Louisiana Hussy* for TCM Underground.


Saturday. It?s Shirley MacLaine?s birthday and I get to start out with a very funny MGM comedy that hasn?t been on in years: *Ask Any Girl*. Shirley?s a secretary caught between Gig Young and David Niven. Maybe TCM Programmer will get the hint. Saturday?s Essential is *Laura*. Need I say more? The remainder of the evening is programmed with more great film noirs, including a Premiere of *Phantom Lady*.




*La Chatte*

*Night Life of the Gods*


*College Swing*

*Louisiana Hussy*


*Phantom Lady*

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> (P.S.) The last sentence in the first paragraph of your notes is incomplete. Did you want to look at that again? Perhaps you inadvertently used indentation:


> ”I would have put the two days together, but the rules require starting the...”


I missed that. I meant to say that you required the schedules to start on Sunday morning. Otherwise I would have started the schedule on a Monday morning and had it run through the next Sunday, putting the two days for the politicians together.


And since I didn't make it clear, "bed people" is of course movies with characters who are bed-ridden or forced to stay in bed for an extended period. That would be Barbara Stanwyck in *Sorry, Wrong Number*; the mother in *Our Mother's House*, the Roddy MacDowell character in *How Green Was My Valley*; and Louis Calhern's wife in *The Asphalt Jungle*.


> On your way to Hades, you may find many in the TCM Community watching you go down as they shake their heads saying: “Tsk! Tsk! They finally caught up to ya.” I suspect the Devil will have a helluva time watching your films.


Actually, I see myself facing




Laird Cregar, saying I'm not on his list to go to that place and me trying to explain why he's wrong. ;-)

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Hello all. Due to the fact that I have had a busy schedule this past week or so, I am going to have to pull out of this challenge. Good luck to everyone else who is participating.




*"You're the detective. Don't ask me for answers."*

*~ Jarvis Goodland (Ray Milland) ~ Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle*


*"I never discuss business before dinner."*

*~Jean Lafitte (Fredric March) ~ The Buccaneer (1938)*


*"Having some trouble Mr. DA?"*

*~Joe Lilac (Dana Andrews) ~ Ball of Fire (1942)*


*"If you're not gonna electrocute me on the spot, I think I'll run along."*

*~Joel Sloane (Robert Montgomery) ~ Fast and Loose (1939)*


*"This is the way I like to do business. Quickly and to the point."*

*~Britt Reid/The Green Hornet (Van Williams) ~ The Green Hornet: Trouble for Prince Charming*

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Dear Norma,


I loved your schedule. So many great themes: Gilbo? The variation on a theme with different versions of films. I really liked the Hayakawa spotlight and the Painter, Painting and Painted theme-inspired. How many of us have looked up Bardolatry n the last few hours? See: You're educating us. Thank you, Norma D.

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I'm so sorry that you aren't in this challenge. We miss your input. Hope to see you in the next one.


And for those of you who think I have nothing to do on Halloween night: I celebrated a Halloween dinner last night and have guests from New Zealand, who arrived today. They're upstairs watching a movie while I write this missive. Does that tell you anything? Scary priorities...

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"And for those of you who think I have nothing to do on Halloween night: I celebrated a Halloween dinner last night and have guests from New Zealand, who arrived today. They're upstairs watching a movie while I write this missive. Does that tell you anything? Scary priorities..."


Oh, I think you've got your priorities set just right. Besides, your guests must be jet lagged right about now. ;-)

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?Hello all. Due to the fact that I have had a busy schedule this past week or so, I am going to have to pull out of this challenge. Good luck to everyone else who is participating. ~ Donna.?


I?m sorry you won?t be participating. Perhaps you can start thinking about the 15th Programming Challenge. Even though you can?t play this time, I do hope you?ll vote. Everyone?s put such great effort into creating a schedule.

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?I missed that. I meant to say that you required the schedules to start on Sunday morning. Otherwise I would have started the schedule on a Monday morning and had it run through the next Sunday, putting the two days for the politicians together.?


This will be included in your notes when I create the Voting Thread. Thanx for completing your thought. I?d love to be a fly on the wall when you start explaining things to Laird or Rex Ingram or ANY of those actors who?ve played the Devil.


I hope those out on the West Coast are working diligently to get your schedules in. You've got daylight savings time on your side...but do hurry.

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


NORMA_DESMOND....thank you for your participation in the TCM 14th Programming Challenge. To Play Or NOT To Play. That is the question. And you?ve answered the Bard?s question quite nicely with an interesting array of films. (Silly me...I thought Bardolatry referred to Brigitte Bardot. Duh!)


Almost the forgotten man by those today except by all of us film buffs: you start us off with the dashing John Gilbert. And you spotlight some of the great actors from the Land of the Rising Sun. Arigato! Marion Davies was kind of blown off as just Hearst?s paramour, but the TCM special on her life shows she was much much more in her own right, and its good you give her a shout-out here in your schedule.


If a picture?s worth a thousand words, then you?ve given photographers and painters a chance to express themselves in good, bad and ugly ways. It?s always fun to see Hollywood on Hollywood and how show business shows itself...warts and all. Kim Stanley?s one of the great unsung actresses. We know the Academy gives out awards in his name, but if you were ever wondering what the heck Jean Hersholt looked like, you can see him in your schedule.


I think EVERYONE knows what Raquel Welch looks like and you can see her in all her glory in your schedule. Who cares if Man and dinosaurs didn?t roam the earth at the same time.


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

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Here's my schedule:


_Sunday, October 31, 2010_




Michael Landon born, 1931

6:00 am *I Was A Teenage Werewolf* (American International, 1957) Michael Landon 76 min. PREMIERE


Henry Daniell died today, 1963

7:30 am *The Body Snatcher* (RKO, 1945) Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell 79 min.


The Legend Called 'Karloff'

9 am *Frankenstein* (Univ., 1931) Colin Clive, Boris Karloff 71 min. p/s

10:15 pm *Bride of Frankenstein* (Univ., 1935) Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester 75 min. p/s

11:30 am *Son of Frankenstein* (Univ., 1939) Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone 100 min. p/s

1:15 pm *The Mummy* (Univ., 1932) Boris Karloff, Zita Johann 74 min. p/s

2:30 pm *Tower of London* (Univ., 1939) Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone 92 min. p/s

4:15 pm *Behind the Mask* (Col. 1932) Jack Holt, Boris Karloff 68 min.

5:30 pm *The Invisible Menace* (WB, 1938) Boris Karloff 55 min.

6:30 pm *The Raven* (American International, 1963) Vincent Price, Boris Karloff 86 min. p/s


*A Monsterous Celebration*

8:00 pm *The Wolf Man* (Univ., 1941) Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains 70 min. p/s

9:15 pm *Dracula* (Univ., 1931) Bela Lugosi 75 min. p/s

10:45 pm *The Invisible Man* (Univ., 1933) Claude Rains 72 min. p/s

12 mid SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS *The Phantom of the Opera* (Univ., 1925) Lon Chaney 91 min. p/s

1:45 am *Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde* (Par., 1920) John Barrymore 69 min. p/s

3:00 am TCM IMPORTS: *The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari* (Decla-Bioskop, 1919) Conrad Veidt 65 min. PD

4:15 am *Horror of Dracula* (Hammer, 1958) Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee 82 min. p/s



_Monday, November 1, 2010_


*President Obama?s Movie Day at the White House* ? in honor of the day 210 years ago when the first president to move into the White House (John Adams, the second President of the United States) did so, while it was still uncompleted. President Obama has also provided a direct feed to TCM for live broadcasting. Now, that?s a great President!


?And that government of the people??

6:00 am *1776* (Col., 1972) William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard 166 min.

Cartoon: _Old Glory_ (1939) Porky Pig


??by the people??

_Immigration and Seeking the American Dream_

9:00 am *Moscow on the Hudson* (Col., 1984) Robin Williams 115 min.


??for the people??

_The Need for Social Security_

11 am *Umberto D.* (Amato Film, 1952) Carlo Battisti 89 min.


??shall not perish from the earth.? President Abraham Lincoln

_Love in the White House_

12:30 pm *The American President* (WB, 1995) Michael Douglas, Annette Bening 115 min.


2:30 pm _NEW TCM DOCUMENTARY_ created for this event: *The President in the Movies* (2010) examines portrayals of the Commander-in-Chief from the silent days to the present, from real presidents to ones that you wish were real. And looks at favorite films of the Presidents of the United States. 60 min.


*President Obama?s 5 favorite movies?plus my choice of lines of dialogue that might indicate why he likes them.*


?Shouldn't officers use their initiative at all times?? Lawrence

3:30 pm *Lawrence of Arabia* (Col., 1962) Peter O?Toole 227 min.


?You have to think for both of us. For all of us? ? Ilsa

7:30 pm *Casablanca* (WB, 1942) Humphrey Bogart 103 min.


?I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.? - McMurphy

9:15 pm *One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest* (UA, 1975) Jack Nicholson 133 min.


?Because a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.? Don Corleone

11:30 pm *The Godfather* (Par., 1972) Marlon Brando 175 min.


?(My father) taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.? Michael Corleone

2:30 am *The Godfather Part II* (Par., 1974) Al Pacino 200 min.




_Tuesday, November 2, 2010_


Plan Your Day?the TCM Way


6:00 am *Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans* (Fox, 1927) Janet Gaynor, George O?Brien 93 min. p/s

8:00 am *Good Morning, Miss Dove* (Fox, 1955) Jennifer Jones 107 min. p/s

10:00 am *Rosaura at Ten O?Clock* (Argentina Sono Film S.A.C.I., 1958) Juan Verdaguer, Susana Campos 100 min. PREMIERE

12 noon *High Noon* (UA, 1952) Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly 85 min. p/s

1:30 pm *3:10 to Yuma* (Col., 1957) Glenn Ford, Van Heflin 93 min.

3:15 pm *Love in the Afternoon* (Allied Artists, 1957) Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn 131 min. p/s

6:00 pm *Guess Whose Coming to Dinner* (Col., 1967) Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katherine Hepburn 109 min.

8:00 pm *Dinner at Eight* (MGM, 1934) Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow 112 min.

10:00 pm *Bueno Sera, Mrs. Campbell* (UA, 1969) Gina Lollobrigida 113 min. p/s

12 mid *Midnight* (Par., 1939) Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche 94 min. p/s

Short: _One A.M._ (Lone Star Mutual) Charles Chaplin 22 min.

2:00 am *In the Heat of the Night* (UA, 1967) Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger 110 min.

4 am *Four in the Morning* (West One Film Producers, 1965) Judi Dench 94 min. PREMIERE

Cartoon: _One Froggy Evening_ (WB, 1955) 7 min.



_Wednesday, November 3, 2010_


Jack Holt, Columbia?s Toughest Hero

6:00 am *Whispering Enemies* (Col. 1939) Jack Holt, Dolores Costello 62 min.

7:15 am *Hidden Power* (Col. 1939) Jack Holt 60 min.

8:15 am *Passport To Alcatraz* (Col. 1940) Jack Holt 60 min.

9:15 am *The Great Plane Robbery* (Col. 1940) Jack Holt 53 min.


Babes of the Big Doll House

10:15 am *Women in Prison* (Col., 1938) Wyn Cahoon, Mayo Methot 59 min.

11:15 am *Condemned Women* (RKO, 1938) Sally Eilers, Louis Hayward 77 min.

12:45 pm *Girls on Probation* (WB, 1938) Jane Bryan, Ronald Reagan 60 min.


When the (Book)Worm Turns

2:00 pm *The Secret Life of Walter Mitty* (RKO, 1947) Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo 111 min.

4:00 pm *Ball of Fire* (Samuel Goldwyn, 1942) Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck 112 min. p/s

6:00 pm *The Nutty Professor* (Paramount, 1963) Jerry Lewis 108 min. p/s



8:00 pm *The Count of Monte Cristo* (United Artists, 1934) Robert Donat, Elissa Landi 115 min. PREMIERE

10:00 pm *The 39 Steps* (Gaumont, 1935) Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll 87 min. p/s

11:30 pm *Knight Without Armour* (UA, 1937) Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat 107 min. p/s

1:30 am *Goodbye, Mr. Chips* (MGM, 1939) Robert Donat, Greer Garson 115 min.


Stone Walls Do A Prison Make

3:30 am *Prison Warden* (Col., 1949) Warner Baxter, Anna Lee 60 min.

4:45 pm *State Penitentiary* (Col., 1950) Warner Baxter 66 min.



_Thursday, November 4, 2010_


You Light Up My Wife

6 am *The Bishop?s Wife* (Samuel Goldwyn, 1948) Cary Grant, Loretta Young 110 min. p/s

8 am *Dodsworth* (Samuel Goldwyn, 1936) Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton 101 min. p/s


Might As Well Face It, You?re Addicted to Love

10:00 am *It?s Love I?m After* (WB, 1937) Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland 91 min.

12:00 noon *My Man Godfrey* (Univ., 1936) William Powell, Carole Lombard 94 min. p/s


_The_ Gentleman Detective

2:00 pm *Private Detective 62* (WB, 1932) William Powell 67 min.

3:15 pm *The Kennel Murder Case* (WB, 1933) William Powell 74 min.

4:45 pm *The Thin Man* (MGM, 1934) William Powell, Myrna Loy 91 min.

6:30 pm *The Ex-Mrs. Bradford* (RKO, 1936) William Powell, Jean Arthur 82 min.


Philip Marlowe, the Not-Quite-Gentleman Private Eye

8:00 pm *Murder, My Sweet* (RKO, 1944 ) Dick Powell 96 min.

10:00 pm *The Big Sleep* (WB, 1946) Humphrey Bogart 118 min.

12:15 am *Lady in the Lake* (MGM, 1947) Robert Montgomery 103 min.

2:15 am *The Brasher Doubloon* (Fox, 1947) George Montgomery 73 min. PREMIERE

4:00 am *Marlowe* (MGM, 1968) James Garner 96 min.



_Friday, November 5, 2010_


Oh, Pshaw (and Pshakespeare, too)

6:00 am *Pygmalian* (Pascal Films, 1939) Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller 96 min. p/s

7:45 am *A Midsummer Night?s Dream* (WB, 1935) James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland 144 min.


There May Always Be An England?

10:15 am *60 Glorious Years* (RKO, 1938) Anna Neagle, Anton Walbrook 92 min.

12 noon *Lambeth Walk* (MGM, 1940) Lupino Lane, Sally Gray 67 min.


?But I Love the USA

1:15 pm *Land of Liberty* (MGM, 1942) all-star lineup 98 min.

3:00 pm *Let Freedom Ring* (MGM, 1939) Nelson Eddy, Virginia Bruce 85 min.


On ?Your Honor?

4:30 pm *Judgment at Nuremberg* (UA, 1961) Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster 187 min. p/s


Two Great Bob Fosse Musicals?Never Aired on TCM?!!!

8:00 pm *The Pajama Game* (WB, 1957) Doris Day, John Raitt 102 min. PREMIERE

9:45 pm *Damn Yankees* (WB, 1958) Tab Hunter, Gwem Verdon 110 min. PREMIERE


Two?s Company, Three?s A Shroud

11:45 pm *The Postman Always Rings Twice* (MGM, 1946) John Garfield, Lana Turner 114 min.

1:45 am TCM UNDERGROUND *Ossessione* (Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane, 1942) Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti 135 min. p/s

4 am *Double Indemnity* (Par., 1944) Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck 108 min. p/s



_Saturday, November 6, 2010_


Blondie Theater

6:00 am *Blondie!* (Col., 1938) Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake 70 min.

7:15 am *Blondie Meets the Boss* (Col. 1939) Penny Singleton 75 min.


_Laurel & Hardy Shorts Showcase_

8:30 am *Big Business* (MGM, 1930) Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy 19 min,


Saturday Serials

*BATMAN* (Col. 1943) Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J.Carrol Naish

9:00 am Ch.1 - The Electrical Brain 26 min.

9:30 am Ch.2 - The Bat?s Cave 18 min.


Start the Day with Kaye

10:00 am *Hans Christian Andersen* (Samuel Goldwyn, 1952) Danny Kaye 112 min. p/s

12 noon *The Court Jester* (Par., 1956) Danny Kaye 101 min.


Ray Bradbury & Ray Harryhausen?s Saturday Matinee

2:00 pm *The 7th Voyage of Sinbad* (Col., 1957) Kerwin Mattews 89 min.

3:45 pm *King Kong* (RKO, 1933) Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray 105 min.


Dancing with the Stars

5:30 pm *Hollywood Canteen* (WB, 1944) all star cast 124 min.


8:00 pm THE ESSENTIALS *Gunga Din* (Col., 1939) Cary Grant 117 min.

10:00 pm *I?m No Angel* (Par., 1933) Mae West, Cary Grant


Insomnia Theater

11:30 pm *Citizen Kane* (RKO, 1941) Orson Welles 120 min.

1:30 am *2001: A Space Odyssey* (MGM, 1968) Keir Dulea, Gary Lockwood, HAL 149 min.


And to All, A Good Knight

4:00 am *Knights of the Round Table* (MGM, 1954) Robert Taylor 116 min.



Hi, everyone,


Just made it in on time. Here are some notes?


Obviously, if you have Halloween, you go all-out on your schedule.


For the Movies at the White House day, I used part of Lincoln?s Gettsyburg address over 4 movies. Then went into a new documentary about Presidents in the Movies. I then did some research and found out his 5 favorite films and used themn in the list. For the first time ever, I have an evening beginning at 7:30 instead of 8?but, hey, if the President says he wants it played at 7:30, who am I to argue?


For Tuesday?s schedule, I wanted to execute a whole day of movies you can watch around the clock?because they are based on the clock.


Jack Holt, who I give a salute to, was actually a very well known actor of hia period. He is also the father of Tim Holt. Jack Holt?s profile was copied by cartoonist Chester Gould for the model of Dick Tracy.


Robert Donat is my Star of the Month.


Saturday, I chose to make a really fun day, like the kind we had when we were kids!

Starting with the Blondie Theater, where two movies of the Blondie series get shown on Saturday morning. That?s followed by the first installment of ?Laurel & Hardy Shorts Showcase?.


Then there?s the Batman serial from Columbia. I figured it would be fun to start our Saturday mornings.


The ?Ray Bradbury & Ray Harryhausen?s Saturday Matinee? is an idea I had because I thought it would be great to have the two Rays sit around talking about films they made and others they themselves were inspired by.


Insomnia Theater is just a nod to two films that always seem to put me to sleep very soon into their stories. For CK, I am usually in Slumberland by the time Mrs.Kane is on her first puzzle, and for 2001 I am usually there by the time the spaceship is approaching the space station.

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COUNTESS DeLAVE...thank you for your participation in the TCM 14th Programming Challenge. You have opened my eyes to the feline side of things. As a dog lover, I never knew that all of a cat?s nine lives would be so interesting. You trip the light fantastic with the music of the great Jerome Kern; you?ve got singing and dancing and two ladies who have been touched by Terpsichore. With your understudies we can see that these ladies took advantage of opportunity meeting preparation. And how!


Sad to realize the end that came to some of Wednesday?s stars. Too too soon. Luckily we have their films to see them live and laugh before fate touches them. If there was one actress that can come in for just one scene, deliver her lines and slay an audience, it?s gotta be Thelma Ritter.


Our newly elected political officials are in for lessons they?d better learn about cars and smoking and other things. Who hasn?t left their heart in San Francisco. And you show it in its different incarnations, from yesterday to today. Saturday Noir at the movies. Will men never learn?


Pssst! I tried to make my "no" as gentle as possible. Let's look for a slew of Simone Signoret films next challenge, n'est-ce pas?


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

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CntssDelave, welcome to the Challenge. Enjoyed your schedule quite a lot. Understudies is an excellent subject for the Challenge. Thelma Ritter?great choice as each movie would be a treat to watch with her in it. For your Obama Enviroment day, you have some excellent choices in there. Baraka is fascinating to watch. I laughed at ?Don?t Call It Frisco!? Good job.


Norma Desmond, a tribute to Sessue Hayakawa is a wonderful idea. I came so close to having as a theme, ?Make/Remake,? but am glad now I didn?t because your Variations on a Theme is excellent. Wonderful day at the White House selection. Sigh, a morning in Monte Carlo. Makes me long for the real thing. Wonderful.


Fedya, an old pro at this now. What a great choice?the U.S. Cabinet. Very clever, shows a lot of work on your part. I was thinking about using Alice in Wonderland for something, but like so many Challenge schedules, half the ideas one comes up with go back on the shelf by the time it is done.


lzcutter, what can I say? Always the best of the best with each schedule you do. Maria Ouspensakaya?there?s a day I would have the DVD set for each film. City Confidential?love it, only missing that great expose on River City, IA. Ann Sheridan as SOTM?be still my heart. She made the word ?dame? something to be proud of. And loved the Beautiful Foxes from Fox?very clever!


AudreyForever, you did a lot of work. I wasn?t aware that W.R. Burnett was behind so many films. Excellent viewing in ?Early Efforts.? Character actors are always fascinating to watch, so a night dedicated to them is great.


Kingrat, loved the MGM triple feature. It reminded me so much of those combo MGM musical soundtrack albums of decades past. Ah, nostalgia. Love mystery movies, so I would be there for your choices. And what a great selection of British movies!


So many newcomers. It?s great to have fresh blood. (Oops, sorry, it?s after Halloween, have to remove the fangs until next year.)


Congrats, all!

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FILMLOVER....thank you for your participation in the TCM 14th Programming Challenge. We can see that you certainly have the ear of the President of the United States and tried to scare us out of our wits with your Halloween fare. One ?Wolf Man? is more than worth ten Freddy Kreugers or Jason Voorhees. BOO. I have a weak heart, man! Gotta love the way they used to do 'em.


Quoting Lincoln?s words is a wonderful reminder to all the officials watching TCM that day why we put them there. Your films aptly illustrate that. What a great original idea for a documentary...about Presidents and what films they like. After all, contrary to popular belief...they are people too. Robert Donat, largely forgotten now...but you?re reminding film buffs everywhere of his gentle charm. Many of us know his son Tim, but Jack Holt was one of the stalwarts of 30?s cinema. Before Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe became household names your gentleman detectives showed you don?t have to be a mug to solve crime. Looks like Bill Powell cornered that market. Ha! But then you included the tough guys too. Nice contrast.


No one is immune to the rousing adventure of ?Gunga Din.? And no one should sleep on your Insomnian classics. You picked two excellent films. I?ll get all the rest I need...the day after.


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

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Congratulations to all my other Challengers! Every schedule is wonderful and, I suspect, tells us a bit about each of us and our love of films.


Congrats also to MissMaven for hosting this edition of the Challenge.


Guess the next step will be to open the Vote Thread.


Here's hoping that TCM message board posters go to the polls this week!

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I loved your schedule! "Plan Your Day...the TCM Way". Very clever. I am such a huge William Powell fan and appreciated the contrasting lineup of the Gentleman Detective and Phillip Manlowe. I also really liked your Saturday schedule and White House concept-bravo! Robert Donat is wonderful as your S.O.M. I'd love to see *The Ghost Goes West* on TCM.

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The TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #14 is now closed.


I would like to thank all seven participants (in alphabetical order): Audreyforever, Countess DeLave, Fedya, Filmlover, KingRat, lzcutter and Norma Desmond for their time, hard work,

sense of humor and deep love of classic film for participating in this Challenge.


The Voting thread will be opened shortly. Please be on the look out for it. All participants' schedules and notes will be found in the upcoming thread. Everyone who has registered

with this TCM Message Board as of October 1st, 2009 will be eligible for one vote. You

may post your vote in the Voting Thread or send me a PM.


Thank you all.


Now for a little commercial break while I prepare the Voting Thread...click on this, sit back

and relax.


Thank you.




~ CineMaven.



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