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TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #46 - VOTING THREAD


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Hey! Welcome all! 

This is the Voting Thread for TCM Programming Challenge #46:  “The Four Seasons."  We received some really outstanding schedules.  Please be aware that everyone who is on the TCM message boards is able and encouraged to vote!  We always like to hear your comments, too, so don’t be shy.

Voting is open as of now and will close on March 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  You may vote on this thread or you may PM your vote directly to me.   Thanks again, everyone. 

Good luck!

 

Here are the schedules, in the order in which they were received.

 

Cimena International

April 3-9, 2023

Sunday, April 3, 2023

Double Feature 6-10 AM

Noir Alley #1 10 AM

April 3-9, 2023

Sunday, April 3, 2023

Nuns 

6 AM The Trouble with Angels (1966) Rosalind Russell & Hayley Mills D Ida Lupino Columbia 115 min p/s

8 AM Come to the Stable (1949) Loretta Young & Celeste Holm D Henry Koster 20th Century Fox 94 min p/s

9:42 Traveltalk short 9 min.

Noir Alley

10 AM Phantom Lady (1944) Ella Raines & Franchot Tone D Robert Siodmak Universal 87 min p/s

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Lipstick Jungle

11:45 AM BUtterfield 8 (1960) Elizabeth Taylor & Laurence Harvey D Daniel Mann MGM 109 min

1:45 PM Three on a Match (1932) Ann Dvorak & Joan Blondell D Mervyn LeRoy First National 64 min

3 PM Black Narcissus (1947) Deborah Kerr & Kathleen Byron 😧 Michael Powell & Edmund Pressburger Rank 99 min p/s

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Mae West Double Feature

4:45 PM I'm No Angel (1933) Mae West & Cary Grant D Wesley Ruggles Paramount 87 min p/s

6:15 PM Go West, Young Man (1936) Mae West & Randolph Scott D Henry Hathaway Paramount 82 min p/s

7:50 PM Looney Tunes Cartoon 9 min.

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Eva Marie Saint Double Feature 

8 PM A Hatful of Rain (1957) Don Murray & Eva Marie Saint D Fred Zinnemann 20th Century Fox 109 min p/s

10 PM The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966) Alan Arkin & Eva Marie Saint D Norman Jewison UA 126 min p/s

Silent Sunday 

12:15 AM The Love Light (1921) Mary Pickford & Evelyn Dumo D Frances Marion UA 89 min p/d

TCM Imports: Japanese Anime from Studio Ghibili

2 AM Spirited Away (2001) Daveigh Chase & Suzanne Pleschette (American dub only) D Hayao Miyazaki Ghibili 125 min p/s

4:15 AM Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) Kirsten Dunst & Debbie Reynolds (American dub only) D Hayao Miyazaki Ghibili 103 min p/s

Monday, April 4, 2023

Oil!

6 AM Five Easy Pieces (1970) Jack Nicholson & Karen Black D Bob Rafelson Columbia 98 min p/s

7:45 AM Tulsa (1949) Susan Hayward & Robert Preston D Stuart Heisler Eagle-Lion 90 min p/s

9:15 AM High, Wide, and Handsome (1937) Irene Dunne & Randolph Scott D Rouben Mamouillion Paramount 112 min p/s

11:15 AM Oklahoma Crude (1973) George C Scott & Faye Dunaway D Stanley Kramer Columbia 108 min p/s

1:15 PM Local Hero (1983) Peter Reigert & Burt Lancaster D Bill Forsyth WB 111 min p/s

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Bookshops

3:15 PM 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) Anne Bancroft & Anthony Hopkins D David Jones Columbia 100 min p/s

5 PM Fast Company (1938) Melvyn Douglas & Florence Rice D Edward Buzzell MGM 73 min

6:15 PM Crossing Delancey (1988) Amy Irving & Reizl Bozyk D Joan Micklin Silver WB 97 min p/s

 

TCM Spotlight: Midcentury Melodrama

8 PM Bonjour Tristisse (1958) Jean Seburg & Deborah Kerr D Otto Preminger Columbia 94 min p/s

9:45 PM Peyton Place (1957) Lana Turner & Diane Varsi D Mark Robson 20th Century Fox 158 min p/s

12:30 AM Written on the Wind (1956) Rock Hudson & Lauren Bacall D Douglas Sirk UI 99 min p/s

2:15 AM Marjorie Morningstar (1958) Natalie Wood & Gene Kelly D Irving Rapper 123 min Premiere

4:30 AM Invitation (1952) Dorothy McGuire & Van Johnson D Gottfried Reinhardt MGM 84 min

Tuesday, April 5, 2023 

April at the Movies

6 AM The April Fools (1969) Jack Lemmon & Catherine Deneuve D Stuart Rosenberg Cinema Center 100 min Spring Exempt Premiere

7:45 AM April Showers (1948)Jack Carson & Ann Sothern D James Kern WB 94 min

9:30 AM April in Paris (1952) Doris Day & Ray Bolger D David Butler WB 101 min p/s

11:15 AM April Love (1957) Pat Boone & Shirley Jones D Henry Levin 20th Century Fox 97 min p/s

Falling in Love

1 PM Dear Heart (1964) Geraldine Page & Glenn Ford D Delbert Mann WB 114 min p/s

3 PM Holiday (1938) Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant D George Cukor Columbia 93 min p/s

4:45 PM The Clock (1945) Judy Garland & Robert Walker D Vincente Minnelli MGM 90 mins

6:15 PM Top Hat (1935) Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers D Mark Sandrich RKO 99 min

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Spending Tuesday Night with Tuesday Weld

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

10 PM Soldier in the Rain (1963) Jackie Gleason & Steve McQueen D Ralph Nelson Columbia 88 min p/s

11:30 PM I Walk the Line (1970) Gregory Peck & Tuesday Weld D John Frankenheimer Columbia 95 min p/s

1:15 AM Pretty Poison (1968) Anthony Perkins & Tuesday Weld D Noel Black 20th Century Fox 89 min p/s

2:45 AM Lord Love a Duck (1966) Roddy McDowell & Tuesday Weld D George Axlerod UA 105 min p/s

4:30 AM Serial (1980) Tuesday Weld & Sally Kellerman D Bill Persky Paramount 86 min Premiere

Wednesday, April 6, 2023

King of Nepotism: Blake Edwards (Second wife Julie Andrews, First Wife Costume Designer Patricia Edwards, Daughter Jennifer Edwards,  Step-Daughter Emma Walton)

6 AM A Fine Mess (1986) Ted Danson & Howie Mandel D Blake Edwards Columbia 88 min Nepotism-Exempt Premiere #1

7:30 AM That's Life! (1986) Jack Lemmon & Julie Andrews D Blake Edwards Columbia 102 min p/s

9:15 AM S.O.B. (1981) Richard Mulligan & William Holden D Blake Edwards Lorimar/Paramount 121 min. P/s

11:30 AM Sunset (1988) James Garner & Bruce Willis D Blake Edwards TriStar 107 min Nepotism-Exempt Premiere #2

1:30 PM 10 (1979) Dudley Moore & Julie Andrews D Blake Edwards Orion 122 min p/s

3:45 PM Darling Lili: The Director's Cut (1970) Julie Andrews & Rock Hudson D Blake Edwards Paramount 116 min p/s

5:45 PM The Tamarind Seed (1974) Julie Andrews & Omar Sharif D Blake Edwards AVCO Embassy/ITC 122 min Premiere

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Guest Programmer: Waldo Lydecker from Laura (1944) -- Focusing on Broadway Stars/Directors on visits to Hollywood. Intros on the first 4.

8 PM The Glass Menagerie (1950) Gertrude Lawrence & Jane Wyman D Irving Rapper WB 107 min GP-Exempt Premiere #1

10 PM A Royal Scandal (1945) Talullah Bankhead & Charles Coburn D Ernst Lubitsch & Otto Preminger 20th Century Fox 94 min p/s

11:45 PM Call Me Madam (1953) Ethel Merman & George Sanders D Walter Lang 20th Century Fox 117 min p/s

1:45 AM Something for Everyone (1970) Michael York & Angela Lansbury D Harold Prince Cinema Center 112 min GP-Exempt Premiere #2

3:45 AM The Guardsman (1931) Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne D Sidney Franklin MGM 89 min

5:15 AM On Approval (1943) Beatrice Lillie & Clive Brook D Clive Brook Rank 80 min p/s

Thursday, April 7, 2023

Paintings Are Trouble

6:45 AM The Locket (1946) Laraine Day & Robert Mitchum D John Brahm RKO 86 min

8:15 AM The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) Hurd Hatfield & Angela Lansbury D Albert Lewin MGM 120 min

10:15 AM The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) Humphrey Bogart & Barbara Stanwyck D Peter Godfrey WB 99 min

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TV Stars on the Big Screen

12 PM Claudine (1974) Diahann Carroll & James Earl Jones D John Barry 20th Century Fox 92 min p/s

1:45 PM Bye Bye Birdie (1963) Dick Van Dyke & Ann-Margret D George Sidney Columbia 112 min p/s

3:45 PM Pete 'N Tillie (1972) Walter Matthau & Carol Burnett D Martin Ritt Universal 100 min p/s

5:30 PM Ordinary People (1980) Timothy Hutton & Mary Tyler Moore D Robert Redford Paramount 123 min

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Star of the Month: Lillian Gish

8 PM The Scarlet Letter (1926) Lillian Gish & Lars Hanson D Victor Seastrom MGM 97 min

9:45 PM The Wind (1928) Lillian Gish & Lars Hanson D Victor Seastrom MGM 88 min

11:15 PM Broken Blossoms (1919) Lillian Gish & Richard Barthelmess D DW Griffith UA 95 min p/d

1 AM True Heart Susie (1919) Lillian Gish & Robert Harron D DW Griffith UA 93 min p/d

2:45 AM Orphans of the Storm (1921) Lillian & Dorothy Gish D DW Griffith UA 125 min p/d

5 AM The White Sister (1923) Lillian Gish & Ronald Colman D Henry King Metro 130 min

Friday, April 8, 2023

Editors On Screen

7:15 AM Libeled Lady (1936) William Powell & Myrna Loy D Jack Conway MGM 98 min

9 AM Teacher's Pet (1958) Clark Gable & Doris Day D George Seaton Paramount 120 min p/s

11 AM Man Wanted (1932) Kay Francis & David Manners D William Dieterle WB 62 min

12:15 PM Youngblood Hawke (1964) James Franciscus & Suzanne Pleshette D Delmer Daves WB 137 min p/s

2:45 PM Love is News (1937) Tyrone Power & Loretta Young D Tay Garnett 20th Century Fox 78 min Profession Exempt Premiere #1

4:15 PM Lady in the Dark (1944) Ginger Rogers & Ray Milland D Mitchell Leisen Paramount 100 min Profession Exempt Premiere #2

6 PM Foreign Correspondent (1940) Joel McCrea & Laraine Day D Alfred Hitchcock UA 119 min p/s

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The Joys of Joan Blondell

8 PM Blondie Johnson (1933) Joan Blondell & Chester Morris D Ray Enright WB 68 min

9:15 PM Miss Pinkerton (1932) Joan Blondell & George Brent D Lloyd Bacon WB 66 min

10:30 PM Havana Widows (1933) Joan Blondell & Glenda Farrell D Ray Enright WB 62 min

11:45 PM Night Nurse (1931) Barbara Stanwyck & Joan Blondell D William Wellman WB 72 min

1 AM Union Depot (1932) Douglas Fairbanks Jr & Joan Blondell D Alfred E Green WB 68 min

TCM Underground Double Feature: Faye Dunaway

2:15 AM Mommie Dearest (1981) Faye Dunaway & Diana Scarwid D Frank Perry Paramount 129 min p/s

4:30 AM Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) Faye Dunaway & Barry Primus D Jerry Schatzberg Universal 104 min Underground Exempt Premiere

Saturday, April 9, 2023

WB Gangsters

6:15 AM A Slight Case of Murder (1938) Edward G Robinson & Jane Bryan D Lloyd Bacon WB 85 min

7:45 AM The Little Giant (1933) Edward G Robinson & Mary Astor D Roy Del Ruth WB 74 min

9 AM The Roaring Twenties (1939) James Cagney & Priscilla Lane D Raoul Walsh WB 104 min

10:45 AM Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) James Cagney & Pat O'Brien D Michael Curtiz WB 97 min

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Rarely Seen WB

12:30 PM The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) Robert Preston & Dorothy McGuire D Delbert Mann WB 123 min o/s

2:45 PM Beyond the Forest (1949) Bette Davis & Joseph Cotten D King Vidor WB 96 min 

4:30 PM Tovarich (1937) Claudette Colbert & Charles Boyer D Anatole Litvak WB 98 min

6:15 PM Three Secrets (1950) Eleanor Parker & Ruth Roman D Robert Wise WB 98 min p/s

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Jean Renoir

8PM The River (1951) Patricia Walters & Nora Swinburne D Jean Renoir Janus 99 min p/s

9:45 PM Grand Illusion (1938) Jean Gabin & Pierre Fresnay D Jean Renoir Janus/StudioCanal 117 min p/s

Noir Alley #2 

12 AM The House on 92nd Street (1945) William Eythe & Signe Hasso D Henry Hathaway 20th Century Fox 88 min p/s

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Late Night with Joan Fontaine

1:45 AM Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Joan Fontaine & Louis Jourdan D Max Ophuls UI 90 min p/s

3:15 AM Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) Joan Fontaine & Burt Lancaster D Norman Foster UI  80 min. Premiere

4:45 AM Maid's Night Out (1938) Joan Fontaine & Hedda Hopper D Ben Holmes RKO 64 min

 

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Lonesome Polecat

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 1-7, 2023

SOTM: Edward Arnold

TCM SPOTLIGHT: The Centennial of the Walt Disney Company

ESSENTIALS: Playtime (1967)

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: Spring Fever (1927)

TCM IMPORTS: Autumn Sonata (1978)

NOIR ALLEY: Inspector Maigret (1958) & The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949)

TCM UNDERGROUND: This Island Earth (1955)

 

CHALLENGE #1 - Spring: Classic Movie Spring Playlist (songs about Spring)

CHALLENGE #2 - Fall: The Fall of Great Dictators

CHALLENGE #3 - Professions: Lady Magazine Editors

CHALLENGE #4 – Noir Guest Programmer: Ann Newton from Shadow of a Doubt

 

PREMIERES:

1.     Belles on Their Toes (1952)

2.     Dark World (1935)

3.     Endgame (2000)

4.     The Halfway House (1944)

5.     Inspector Maigret (1958)

6.     Iron Man (1931)

7.     Mary Poppins (1964)

8.     Standing Room Only (1944)

9.     Summer Storm (1944)

10. Top Sergeant Mulligan (1941)

11. What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

12. Winterset (1936)

 

EXEMPT PREMIERES:

1.     Cattle Stampede (1943)

2.     Christmas Holiday (1944)

3.     Dishonored Lady (1947)

4.     The Girl in the Kremlin (1957)

5.     The Girl Said No (1937)

6.     Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

7.     The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949)

8.     This Island Earth (1955)

9.     Winter Soldier (1972)

 

 

------------SUNDAY OCTOBER 1, 2023------------------

 

 

ART DIRECTION BY HENRY BUMPSTEAD

6:00am Vertigo (1958) James Stewart & Kim Novak, dir Alfred Hitchcock PAR 2h8min (p/s)

8:15am To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Gregory Peck & Mary Badham, dir Robert Mulligan 2h9min (p/s)

10:30am The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) William Holden & Grace Kelly, dir Mark Robson PAR 1h42min (p/s)

12:15pm The Sting (1973) Robert Redford & Paul Newman, dir George Roy Hill UI 2h9min (p/s)

2:30pm The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) James Stewart & Doris Day, dir Alfred Hitchcock PAR 2h (p/s)

4:30pm Top o’ the Morning (1949) Bing Crosby & Barry Fitzgerald, dir David Miller PAR 1h40min (p/s)

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

 

 

THE FOUR SEASONS

8:00pm The Four Seasons (1981) Alan Alda & Carol Burnett, dir Alan Alda UI 1h47min (p/s)

10:00pm Summer Storm (1944) George Sanders & Linda Darnell, dir Douglas Sirk UA 1h45min PREMIERE

11:45pm SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: Spring Fever (1927) Joan Crawford & William Haines, dir Edward Sedgwick MGM 1h15min

1:00am TCM IMPORTS: Autumn Sonata (1978) Ingrid Bergman & Liv Ullmann, dir Ingmar Bergman, Persona 1h39min

2:45am Winterset (1936) Burgess Meredith & Margo, dir Alfred Santell RKO 1h15min PREMIERE

 

 

-----------------MONDAY OCTOBER 2, 2023---------------------

 

 

A TRIP TO KANSAS

4:00am The Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland & Ray Bolger, dir Victor Fleming MGM 1h42min (p/s)

5:45am Wichita (1955) Joel McCrea & Vera Miles, dir Jacques Tourneur AA 1h21min (p/s)

7:15am Paper Moon (1973) Ryan O’Neal & Tatum O’Neal, dir Peter Bogdanovich PAR 1h42min (p/s)

9:00am The Rainmaker (1956) Burt Lancaster & Katharine Hepburn, dir Joseph Anthony PAR 2h (p/s)

11:00am Carnival of Souls (1962) Candace Hilligoss & Sidney Berger, dir Herk Harvey, Harcourt 1h15min (p/s)

12:15pm Dodge City (1939) Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland, dir Michael Curtiz WB 1h44min (p/s)

2:00pm Picnic (1955) William Holden & Kim Novak, dir Joshua Logan COL 1h55min (p/s)

4:00pm Superman (1978) Christopher Reeve & Margot Kidder, dir Richard Donner WB 2h23min (p/s)

6:30pm The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) Don Knotts & Joan Stanley, dir Alan Rafkin UI 1h30min (p/s)

 

 

STAR OF THE MONTH: EDWARD ARNOLD

8:00pm Belles on Their Toes (1952) Edward Arnold & Myrna Loy, dir Henry Levin FOX 1h29min PREMIERE

9:30pm Eyes in the Night (1942) Edward Arnold & Ann Harding, dir Fred Zinnemann MGM 1h20min (p/s)

11:00pm Standing Room Only (1944) Fred MacMurray & Edward Arnold, dir Sidney Lanfield PAR 1h23min PREMIERE

12:30am You Can’t Take It With You (1938) Edward Arnold & Lionel Barrymore, dir Frank Capra COL 2h6min (p/s)

2:45am Easy Living (1937) Edward Arnold & Jean Arthur, dir Mitchell Leisen PAR 1h28min (p/s)

4:15am Johnny Eager (1941) Robert Taylor & Edward Arnold, dir Mervyn LeRoy MGM 1h45min (p/s)

 

 

-----------------TUESDAY OCTOBER 3, 2023---------------------

 

 

Challenge #1: Spring

CLASSIC MOVIE SPRING PLAYLIST

“Spring, Spring, Spring” (Gene DePaul & Johnny Mercer)

6:00am Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Howard Keel & Jane Powell, dir Stanley Donen MGM 1h42min (p/s)

“It Might as Well Be Spring” (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein)

7:45am State Fair (1945) Jeanne Crain & Dana Andrews, dir Walter Lang FOX 1h40min (p/s)

“Spring Love is In the Air” (Cole Porter)

9:30am Rosalie (1937) Eleanor Powell & Nelson Eddy, dir WS Van Dyke MGM 2h (p/s)

“Younger than Springtime” (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein)

11:30am South Pacific (1958) Rossano Brazzi & Mitzi Gaynor, dir Joshua Logan FOX 2h37min (p/s)

“It’s Anybody’s Spring” (Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke)

2:15pm Road to Utopia (1945) Bing Crosby & Bob Hope, dir Hal Walker PAR 1h30min (p/s)

“Springtime for Hitler” (Mel Brooks)

3:45pm The Producers (1967) Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder, dir Mel Brooks, Embassy 1h28min (p/s)

“The Flowers that Move in Spring” (WS Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan)

5:15pm The Girl Said No (1937) Irene Hervey & Robert Armstrong, dir Andrew L Stone, Grand National 1h15min EXEMPT PREMIERE

“Spring Will Be a Little Late This year” (Frank Loesser)

6:30pm Christmas Holiday (1944) Deanna Durbin & Gene Kelly, dir Robert Siodmak UI 1h30min EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

 

Challenge #3: The Four Seasons  -- Professions

LADY MAGAZINE EDITORS

8:00pm Dishonored Lady (1947) Hedy Lamarr & Dennis O’Keefe, dir Robert Stevenson UA 1h25min EXEMPT PREMIERE

9:30pm Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) Myrna Loy & Melvyn Douglas, dir Robert Z Leonard MGM 1h36min (p/s)

11:15pm Man Wanted (1932) Kay Francis & David Manners, dir William Dieterle WB 1h2min (p/s)

12:30am June Bride (1948) Bette Davis & Robert Montgomery, dir Bretaigne Windust WB 1h36min (p/s)

2:15am Lady in the Dark (1944) Ginger Rogers & Rat Milland, dir Mitchell Leisen PAR 1h40min (p/s)

4:00am Top Secret Affair (1957) Susan Hayward & Kirk Douglas, dir HC Potter WB 1h40min (p/s)

5:45am A Woman Rebels (1936) Katharine Hepburn & Herbert Marshall, dir Mark Sandrich RKO 1h28min (p/s)

 

 

----------------WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4, 2023--------------------

 

 

THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE… ALMOST

7:15am The Avengers (1942) Ralph Richardson & Deborah Kerr, dir Harold French GFD 1h27min (p/s)

8:45am Iron Man (1931) Lew Ayres & Jean Harlow, dir Tod Browning UI 1h13min PREMIERE

10:00am Winter Soldier (1972) dir Winterfilm Collective PD 1h36min PUBLIC DOMAIN EXEMPT PREMIERE

11:45am Dark World (1935) Leon Quartermaine & Googie Withers, dir Bernard Vorhaus FOX 1h13min PREMIERE

1:00pm Black Widow (1954) Van Heflin & Ginger Rogers, dir Nunnally Johnson FOX 1h35min (p/s)

2:45pm Homecoming (1948) Clark Gable & Lana Turner, dir Mervyn LeRoy MGM 1h53min (p/s)

4:45pm The Falcon Takes Over (1942) George Sanders & Lynn Bari, dir Irving Reis RKO 1h5min (p/s)

6:00pm SHORT: Black Panthers (1968) dir Agnes Varda, Cine-Tamaris 30min

6:30pm Endgame (2000) Michael Gambon & David Thewlis, by Samuel Beckett, dir Conor McPherson BBC 1h24min PREMIERE

 

 

OLYMPIC MEDALISTS WHO BECAME ACTORS

Nat Pendleton – 1920; 1 silver in wrestling

8:00pm Top Sergeant Mulligan (1941) Nat Pendleton & Frank Faylen, dir Jean Yarbrough, Monogram 1h10min PREMIERE

Johnny Weissmuller – 1924, 1928; 6 golds, 1 bronze in swimming

9:15pm Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) Johnny Weissmuller & Maureen O’Sullivan, dir WS Van Dyke MGM 1h40min (p/s)

Sonja Henie – 1928, 1932, 1936; 3 golds in figure skating

11:00pm Sun Valley Serenade (1941) Sonja Henie & John Payne, dir H Bruce Humberstone FOX 1h26min (p/s)

Buster Crabbe – 1928, 1932; 1 gold, 1 bronze in swimming

12:30am Cattle Stampede (1943) Buster Crabbe & Al St John, dir Sam Newfield PRC 58min PUBLIC DOMAIN PREMIERE

Harold Sakata – 1948; 1 silver in weightlifting

1:30am Goldfinger (1964) Sean Connery & Harold Sakata, dir Guy Hamilton UA 1h50min (p/s)

Bruce Bennett (as Herman Brix) – 1928; 1 silver in shotput

3:30am The Man I Love (1946) Ida Lupino & Bruce Bennett, dir Raoul Walsh WB 1h36min (p/s)

 

---------------THURSDAY OCTOBER 5, 2023-------------------

 

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY TO GLYNIS JOHNS

5:15am Miranda (1948) Glynis Johns & Googie Withers, dir Ken Annakin, Gainsborough 1h20min (p/s)

6:45am The Card (1952) Alec Guinness & Glynis Johns, dir Ronald Neame GFD 1h25min (p/s)

8:15am The Court Jester (1955) Danny Kaye & Glynis Johns, dir Norman Panama & Melvin Frank, PAR 1h41min (p/s)

10:00am No Highway in the Sky (1951) James Stewart & Glynis Johns, dir Henry Koster FOX 1h38min

11:45am Dear Brigitte (1965) James Stewart & Glynis Johns, dir Henry Koster FOX 1h40min (p/s)

1:30am Sabotage Agent (1943) Robert Donat & Glynis Johns, dir Harold S. Bucquet MGM 1h43min (p/s)

3:15pm Papa’s Delicate Condition (1963) Jackie Gleason & Glynis Johns, dir George Marshall PAR 1h38min (p/s)

5:00pm The Beachcomber (1954) Glynis Johns & Robert Newton, dir Muriel Box GFD 1h22min (p/s)

6:30pm The Halfway House (1944) Mervyn Johns & Glynis Johns, dir Basil Dearden, Ealing 1h18min PREMIERE

 

TCM SPOTLIGHT: THE CENTENNIAL OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

(Walt Disney Company founded October 16, 1923)

TONIGHT - DISNEY MOVIES SET IN THE U.K.

8:00pm Mary Poppins (1964) Julie Andrews & Glynis Johns, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney 2h19min PREMIERE

10:30pm Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1953) Richard Todd & Glynis Johns, dir Harold French, Disney 1h21min (p/s)

12:00am The Sword and the Rose (1953) Richard Todd & Glynis Johns, dir Ken Annakin, Disney 1h32min (p/s)

1:45am Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959) Sean Connery & Janet Munro, dir Robert Stevenson, Disney 1h33min (p/s)

3:30am Greyfriar’s Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961) Donald Crisp & Laurence Naismith, dir Don Chaffey, Disney 1h27min (p/s)

5:00am The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966) Peter McEnery & Susan Hampshire, dir Michael O’Herlihy, Disney 1h50min (p/s)

7:00am The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) Richard Todd & Joan Rice, dir Ken Annakin, Disney 1h24min (p/s)

8:30am SHORT: A Knight for a Day (1946) Philo Colvig & Billy Bletcher, dir Jack Hannah DISNEY 7min

 

---------------FRIDAY OCTOBER 6, 2023---------------------

 

Challenge #2: Fall

THE FALL OF GREAT DICTATORS

8:45am Quo Vadis (1951) Robert Taylor & Peter Ustinov, dir Mervyn LeRoy MGM 2h51min

11:45am Napoleon (1927) Albert Dieudonne & Alexandre Koubitzky, dir Abel Gance, Cine France 4h35min (p/s)

4:30pm The Girl in the Kremlin (1957) Lex Barker & Zsa Zsa Gabor, dir Russell Birdwell UI 1h21min EXEMPT PREMIERE

6:00pm Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973) Alec Guinness & Simon Ward, dir Ennio De Concini, West Film 1h48min EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

 

Challenge #4:   Noir Guest Programmer

ANN NEWTON FROM SHADOW OF A DOUBT

“A smart little girl named Anne who reads all the time? Sounds familiar!”

8:00pm Anne of Green Gables (1943) Anne Shirley & Helen Westley, dir George Nichols, Jr RKO 1h18min (p/s)

“Ann knows the feeling of an unexpected uncle showing up”

9:30pm Unexpected Uncle (1941) Anne Shirley & Charles Coburn, dir Peter Godfrey RKO 1h7min

“Ann’s favorite book”

10:45pm Ivanhoe (1952) Robert Taylor & Elizabeth Taylor, dir Richard Thorpe MGM 1h46min (p/s)

“A librarian, Ann Newton’s hero, and filmed in Santa Rosa, Ann’s home town!”

12:45am Storm Center (1956) Bette Davis & Brian Keith, dir Daniel Taradash COL 1h25min (p/s)

 

 

-------------------SATURDAY OCTOBER 7, 2023------------------

 

JUMPING HORSES

2:15am A Day at the Races (1937) The Marx Brothers & Margaret Dumont, dir Sam Wood MGM 1h51min (p/s)

4:15am National Velvet (1944) Elizabeth Taylor & Mickey Rooney, dir Clarence Brown MGM 2h (p/s)

6:15am The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968) Dean Jones & Diane Baker, dir Norman Tokar, Disney 1h53min (p/s)

8:15am Going Places (1938) Dick Powell & Louis Armstrong, dir Ray Enright WB 1h24min (p/s)

9:45am Down Argentine Way (1940) Betty Grable & Don Ameche, dir Irving Cummings FOX 1h29min (p/s)

 

MOVING DEAD BODIES AROUND

11:15am The Trouble With Harry (1955) John Forsythe & Edmund Gwenn, dir Alfred Hitchcock PAR 1h39min

1:00pm Native Son (1951) Richard Wright & Jean Wallace, dir Pierre Chenal SACI 1h30min (p/s)

2:30pm Mrs. O’Malley and Mr. Malone (1950) Marjorie Main & James Whitmore, dir Norman Taurog MGM 1h9min (p/s)

3:45pm Diabolique (1955) Vera Clouzot & Simone Signoret, dir Henri-Georges Clouzot, Cinedis 1h57min

5:45pm Habeas Corpus (1928) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir James Parrott MGM 20min (p/s)

6:15pm Clue (1985) Tim Curry & Madeline Kahn, dir Jonathan Lynn PAR 1h34min (p/a)

 

 

WAIT! WE’RE NOT READY TO OPEN!

8:00pm THE ESSENTIALS: Playtime (1967) Jacques Tati & Barbara Dennek, dir Jacques Tati, Specta 2h35min (p/s)

10:45pm The Band Wagon (1953) Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 1h52min (p/s)

 

NOIR ALLEY: INSPECTOR MAIGRET

12:45am The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949) Charles Laughton & Franchot Tone, dir Burgess Meredith PD 1h37min PUBLIC DOMAIN EXEMPT PREMIERE

2:30am Inspector Maigret (1958) Jean Gabin & Anne Giardot, dir Jean Delannoy, Intermodia 1h59min PREMIERE

 

TCM UNDERGROUND

4:30pm This Island Earth (1955) Rex Reason & Jeff Morrow, dir Joseph M Newman UI 1h26min EXEMPT PREMIERE

 

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Breakdown by Decade:

1920s – 3

1930s – 14

1940s – 28

1950s – 30

1960s – 14

1970s – 6

1980s – 2

1990s – 0

2000s – 1

 

 

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Bunny Whit

 

SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2023
The Story of…
06:00am    The Story of Doctor Carver (1938). Jesse Graves, Ben Hall, John Lester Johnson; dir Fred Zinneman.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 10min. P/S

06:15am    The Story of Dr. Jenner (1939). John Nesbitt, Matthew Boulton, Helen Brown; dir Henry K. Dunn.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 11min. P/S

06:30am    The Story of Alfred Nobel (1939). John Nesbitt, Gene Coogan, Lalo Encinas; dir Joseph M. Newman.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 11min. P/S

06:45am    Story of a Dog (1945). Knox Manning; dir Saul Elkins. Warner Bros., United States Coast Guard, 10min.  P/S


Happy Birthday, Shirley Temple!
07:00am    Little Miss Marker (1934). Adolphe Menjou, Dorothy Dell, Charles Bickford; dir Alexander Hall. Paramount  Pictures, 80min. P/S

08:30am    The Little Colonel (1935). Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable; dir David Butler. Fox Film Corporation, 81min. P/S

10:00am    Curly Top (1935). Shirley Temple, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson; dir Irving Cummings. Fox Film Corporation, 75min. P/S

11:15am    Poor Little Rich Girl (1936). Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart; dir Irving Cummings. Twentieth Century Fox, 79min. P/S

12:45pm    Captain January (1936). Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbee, Slim Summerville; dir David Butler. Twentieth Century Fox, 77min. P/S

02:15pm    Heidi (1937). Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher; dir Allan Dwan. Twentieth Century Fox, 88min. P/S

03:45pm    Honeymoon (1947). Shirley Temple, Franchot Tone, Guy Madison; dir William Keighley. RKO Radio Pictures; William Keighley Productions, 74min. P/S

05:00pm    That Hagen Girl (1947). Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple, Rory Calhoun; dir Peter Godfrey. Warner Bros., 83min. P/S

06:30pm    Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949). Clifton Webb, Shirley Temple, Tom Drake; dir Elliott Nugent. Twentieth Century Fox, 83min. P/S


CHALLENGE 1: THE FOUR SEASONS, SPRING — Springtime
08:00pm    Springtime in the Rockies (1942). Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, John Payne; Irving Cummings. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 90min. P/S

09:30        Springtime in Texas (1945). Jimmy Wakely, Dennis Moore, Lee White; dir Oliver Drake. Monogram Pictures, 55min. EXEMPT PREMIERE

10:30pm    Springtime in Paris [Printemps à Paris] (1957). Christine Carère, Philippe Nicaud, Jean Tissier; dir Jean-Claude Roy. Gimeno-Phillips Films [fr], 85min. EXEMPT PREMIERE


SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT
12:00am    Springtime (1914). Florence Nash, Adele Ray, William H. Tooker; Life Photo Film Corporation, 50min. EXEMPT PREMIERE

01:00am    The Springtime of Life [I lifvets vår] (1912). Victor Sjöström, Mauritz Stiller, Georg af Klercker; dir Paul Garbagni. Pathé Frères Filial [se] 54min. EXEMPT PREMIERE


TCM IMPORTS
02:00am    Springtime in Vienna (1936). Magda Schneider, Wolf Albach-Retty, Lizzi Holzschuh; dir Victor Janson. Mondial-Film [at], 82min. EXEMPT PREMIERE


Ladies of Spring: April, May & June
03:30am    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957). Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent; dir Jack Arnold. Universal International Pictures, 81min. P/S

05:00am    The White Squaw (1956). David Brian, May Wynn, William Bishop; dir Ray Nazarro. Columbia Pictures, 75min. PREMIERE


MONDAY 24 APRIL 2023
06:15am    Mary Ryan, Detective (1949). Marsha Hunt, John Litel, June Vincent; dir Abby Berlin. Columbia Pictures, 68min. PREMIERE


Happy Birthday, Shirley MacLaine!
07:30am    All in a Night’s Work (1961). Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Cliff Robertston; dir Joseph Anthony. Wallis-Hazen, 94min. PREMIERE

09:15am    What a Way to Go! (1964). Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum; dir J. Lee Thompson. Apjac-Orchard Productions, 111min. P/S

11:15am    Gambit (1966). Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom; dir Ronald Neame. Universal Pictures, 109min. P/S

01:15pm    The Trouble with Harry (1955). Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Mildred Natwick; dir Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, 99min. P/S


CHALLENGE 2: THE FOUR SEASONS, FALL — Autumn
03:00pm    Autumn of Route 66 (2013, documentary). Jonathan Lee Smith; dir Ester Brym. Ester Brym [et al], 66min. EXEMPT PREMIERE

04:15pm    Autumn Leaves (1956). Joan Crawford, Cliff Robertson, Vera Miles; dir Robert Aldrich. William Goetz Productions, 107min. P/S

06:15pm    Autumn Sonata [Höstsonaten] (1978). Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman; dir Ingmar Bergman. Filmédis [fr]; Incorporated Television Company [gb]; Personafilm [de]; Suede Film, 99min. P/S


CHALLENGE 4: THE FOUR SEASONS, NEPOTISM — Irving Thalberg and Norma Shearer
08:00pm    The Divorcee (1930). Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel; dir Robert Z. Leonard. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 84min. P/S

09:30pm    Private Lives (1931). Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny; dir Sidney Franklin. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 84min. P/S

11:00pm    Riptide (1934). Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Herbert Marshall; dir Edmund Goulding. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 92min. P/S

12:45am    The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934). Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton; dir Sidney Franklin. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 109min. P/S

02:45am    Romeo and Juliet (1936). Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore; dir George Cukor. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 125min. P/S

05:00am    Their Own Desire (1929). Norma Shearer, Belle Bennett, Lewis Stone; dir E. Mason Hopper. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 65min. P/S


TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2023
National Telephone Day and National Lingerie Day
06:15am    Bells are Ringing (1960). Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Martin Freed; dir Vincent Minnelli. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 126min. P/S

08:30am    Pillow Talk (1959). Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall; dir Michael Gordon. Arwin Productions, 102min. P/S

10:15am    BUtterfield 8 (1960). Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher; dir Daniel Mann. Afton-Linebrook, 109min. P/S    

12:15pm    Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards; dir Anatole Litvak. Hal Wallis Productions, 89min. P/S


Happy Birthday, Al Pacino!
01:45pm    The Panic in Needle Park (1971). Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint; dir Jerry Schatzberg. Didion-Dunne; Gadd Productions Corporation, 110min. P/S

03:45pm    Serpico (1973). Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe; dir Sidney Lumet. Artists Entertainment Complex; Produzioni De Laurentiis International Manufacturing Company [it], 130min. P/S

06:00pm    And Justice for All [...and justice for all.] (1979). Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe; dir Norman Jewison. Columbia Pictures, 119min. P/S


STAR OF THE MONTH — Michael Redgrave
08:00pm    The Lady Vanishes (1938). Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas; dir Alfred Hitchcock. Gainsborough Pictures [gb], 96min. P/S

09:45pm    Lady in Distress [A Window in London] (1939). Michael Redgrave, Sally Gray, Paul Lukas; dir Herbert Mason. Greenspan & Selig Enterprises Ltd. [gb], 77min. PREMIERE

11:15pm    Stolen Life (1939). Elizabeth Bergner, Michael Redgrave, Wilfrid Lawson; dir Paul Czinner. Orion Productions, 90min. PREMIERE

12:45am    The Stars Look Down (1940). Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Emlyn Williams; dir Carol Reed. Grafton Films [gb], 110min. PREMIERE


Highs and Lows
02:45am    Swing High, Swing Low (1937). Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Charles Butterworth; dir Mitchell Leisen. Paramount Pictures, 82min. P/S

04:15am    High Society (1956). Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra; dir Charles Walters. Bing Crosby Productions; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Sol C. Siegel Productions, 111min. P/S


WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 2023
Happy Birthday, Carol Burnett!
06:15am    Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963). Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery, Martin Balsam; dir Daniel Mann. Amro-Claude-Mea, 103min. P/S

08:00am    The Four Seasons (1981). Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou; dir Alan Alda. Universal Pictures, 107min. P/S

10:00am    A Wedding (1978). Carol Burnett, Paul Dooley, Amy Stryker; dir Robert Altman. Lion’s Gate Films; Major Studio Partners, 125min. PREMIERE


Richter Scale Day (Happy Birthday, Charles Richter!)
12:15pm    Earthquake (1974). Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy; dir Mark Robson. The Filmakers Group; Universal Pictures, 160min. P/S

02:30pm    Deluge (1933). Peggy Shannon, Lois Wilson, Sidney Blackmer; dir Felix E. Feist. K.B.S. Productions Inc., 70min. PREMIERE

03:45pm    San Francisco (1936). Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy; dir W.S. Van Dyke. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 115min. P/S

05:45pm    The Sisters (1938). Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise; dir Anatole Litvak. Warner Bros., 99min. P/S

07:30pm    The Play House (1921). Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins; dir Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton. Joseph M. Schenck Productions, 20min. P/S


TCM SPOTLIGHT: THE PLAY’S THE THING — Film Adaptations of Plays
08:00pm    King Lear (1970). Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Cyril Cusack; dir Peter Brook. Athéna Films; Filmways Pictures; Filmways; Laterna Film [dk]; Royal Shakespeare Company [gb], 137min. P/S

10:30pm    Henry V (1989). Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Branagh, Simon Shepherd; dir Kenneth Branagh. British Broadcasting Corporation [gb]; Curzon Film Distributors [gb]; Renaissance Films [gb],137min. P/S

01:00am    The Tempest (2010). Roger Allam, Jason Baughan, Jessie Buckley; dir Jeremy Herrin, Ian Russell. Shakespeare’s Globe, 169min. PREMIERE

04:00am    Romeo and Juliet (1968). Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery; dir Franco Zeffirelli. BHE Films; Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica [it]; Verona Produzione [it], 149min. P/S


THURSDAY 27 APRIL 2023
Happy Babe Ruth Day!
06:30am    Home Run on the Keys (1937). Babe Ruth, Zez Confrey, Byron Gay; dir Roy Mack. Warner Bros., 9min. P/S

06:45am    Headin’ Home (1920). Babe Ruth, Ruth Taylor, William Sheer; dir Lawrence C. Windom. Kessel & Baumann; Yankee Photo Corporation, 71min. P/S

08:00am    The Bad News Bears (1976). Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neal, Vic Morrow; dir Michael Ritchie. Paramount Pictures, 102min. P/S

 

Happy Birthday, Sandy Dennis!
09:45am    The Fox (1967). Sandy Dennis, Anne Heywood, Keir Dullea; dir Mark Rydell. Motion Pictures International, 110min. P/S

11:45am    Up the Down Staircase (1967). Sandy Dennis, Patrick Bedford, Eileen Heckart; dir Robert Mulligan. Park Place Production, 124min. P/S

02:00pm    Sweet November (1968). Sandy Dennis, Anthony Newley, Theodore Bikel; dir Robert Ellis Miller. Gina Production, 114min. P/S

04:00pm    The Out of Towners (1970). Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron; dir Arthur Hiller. Jalem Productions, 101min. P/S

05:45pm    The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975). Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Gene Saks; Melvin Frank. Warner Bros., 98min. P/S

07:30pm    The Prisoner of Swing (1938). Hal Le Roy, Eddie Foy, Jr., June Allyson; dir Roy Mack. Warner Bros., 22min. P/S


CHALLENGE 5: GUEST PROGRAMMER — Rhubarb
08:00pm    Rhubarb (1951). Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart; dir Arthur Lubin. Perlberg-Seaton Productions, 94min. PREMIERE

09:45pm    Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal; dir Blake Edwards. Jurow-Shepherd, 115min. P/S

11:45pm    Harry and Tonto (1974). Art Carney, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof; dir Paul Mazursky. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 115min. P/S

01:45am    True Grit (1979). John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby; dir Henry Hathaway. Wallis-Hazen, 128min. P/S


Happy Birthday, Carolyn Jones!
04:00am    Heaven with a Gun (1969). Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones, Barbara Hershey; dir Lee H. Katzin. King Brothers Productions, 101min. P/S

05:45am    Hollywood Hobbies (1939). Joyce Compton, Sally Payne, William Benedict; dir George Sidney. Louis Lewyn Productions, 10min. P/S


FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2023
Happy Birthday, Ann-Margret!
06:00am    Kitten with a Whip (1964). Ann-Margret, John Forsythe, Peter Brown; dir Douglas Heyes. Universal Pictures, 83min. P/S

07:45am    The Pleasure Seekers (1964). Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa, Carol Lynley; dir Jean Negulesco. Twentieth Century Film Corporation, 107min. P/S

09:45am    Made in Paris (1966). Ann-Margret, Louis Jourdan, Richard Crenna; dir Boris Sagal. Euterpe, 103min. P/S

Happy Birthday, Lionel Barrymore!

11:30am    Mata Hari (1931). Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore; dir George Fitzmaurice. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 89min. P/S

01:00pm    Grand Hotel (1932). Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford; dir Edmund Goulding. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 112min. P/S

03:00pm    The Gorgeous Hussy (1936). Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore; dir Clarence Brown. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 103min. P/S

04:45pm    A Yank at Oxford (1938). Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O’Sullivan; dir Jack Conway. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios [gb], 102min. P/S

06:30pm    Young Dr. Kildare (1938). Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Lynne Carver; dir Harold S. Bucquet. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 82min. P/S


Is Anybody Out There?
08:00pm    The Omega Man (1971). Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash; dir Boris Sagal. Walter Seltzer Productions, 98min. P/S

08:15pm    The Last Man Alive (1971). Charlton Heston, Boris Sagal, Ashley Montagu. Warner Bros., 10min. PREMIERE

08:30pm    The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959). Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer; dir Ranald MacDougall. HarBel Productions; Sol C. Siegel Productions, 95min. PS

10:15pm    The Cassandra Crossing (1976). Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen; dir George P. Cosmatos. Associated General Films [gb]; Compagnia Cinematografica Champion [it]; ITC Films; International Cine Productions [de], 129min. P/S

12:30am    The Last Man on Earth (1964). Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli; dir UbaldoRagona, Sidney Salkow. Associated Producers; Produzioni La Regina, 86min. P/S


TCM UNDERGROUND
02:00am    Rubber (2010). Stephen Spinella, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser; dir Quentin Dupieux. Realitism Films, 82min. EXEMPT PREMIERE

03:30am    The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980). Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, N!xau; dir Jamie Uys. C.A.T. Films; Mimosa Films, 109min. P/S

05:30am    The Music Box (1932). Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy; dir James Parrott. Hal Roach Studios, 29min. P/S


SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2023
Happy Arbor Day!
06:00am    The Learning Tree (1969). Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans; dir Gordon Parks. Winger, 107min. P/S

08:15am    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945). Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn; dir Elia Kazan. Twentieth Century Fox, 129min. P/S

10:15am    Timber Stampede (1939). George O’Brien, Chill Wills, Marjorie Reynolds; dir David Howard. RKO Radio Pictures, 59min. P/S

11:15am    King of the Lumberjacks (1940). John Payne, Gloria Dickson, Stanley Fields; dir William Clemens. Warner Bros., 58min. P/S

12:15pm    The Big Trees (1952). Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore; dir Felix E. Feist. Warner Bros., 89min. P/S

01:45pm    Guns of the Timberland (1960). Alan Ladd, Jeanne Crain, Gilbert Roland; dir Robert D. Webb. Jaguar Productions, 91min. P/S


CHALLENGE 3: THE FOUR SEASONS, PROFESSIONS — Dentists
03:30pm    The Dentist (1932). W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Arnold Gray; dir Leslie Pearce. Mack Sennett Comedies, 21min. P/S

04:00pm    Cactus Flower (1969). Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman Goldie Hawn; dir Gene Saks.Frankovich Productions, 104min. P/S

05:45pm    Marathon Man (1976). Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider; dir Schlesinger. Robert Evans Company, 125min. P/S
    

THE ESSENTIALS
08:00pm    Greed (1924). Zasu Pitts, Gibson Gowland, Jean Hersholt; dir Erich von Stroheim. Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, 239min. P/S

NOIR ALLEY
12:00am    Scandal Sheet (1952). Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, John Derek; dir Phil Karlson. Edward Small Productions, 82min. P/S

01:30am    The Underworld Story (1950). Dan Durea, Herbert Marshall, Gale Storm; dir Cy Endfield. FilmCraft Productions, 91min. P/S

03:15am    Five Star Final (1931). Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner; dir Marvyn LeRoy. First National Pictures, 89min. P/S

04:45am    White Lies (1934). Victor Jory, Walter Connolly, Fay Wray; dir Leo Bulgakov. Columbia Pictures, 63min. PREMIERE

 

Bunny Whit Program Notes

 

STAR OF THE MONTH — Michael Redgrave 

TCM SPOTLIGHT: THE PLAY’S THE THING — Film Adaptations of Plays

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS (Sunday @ midnight) — Springtime (1914), The Springtime of Life (1912)

TCM IMPORTS (Monday @ 2a) — Springtime in Vienna (1936)

TCM UNDERGROUND (Saturday @ 2a) —  Rubber (2010), The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

THE ESSENTIALS (Saturday @ 8p) — Greed (1924)

NOIR ALLEY (Saturday @ midnight) — Scandal Sheet (1952)

CHALLENGE 1: THE FOUR SEASONS, SPRING — Springtime and Ladies of Spring: April, May & June

CHALLENGE 2: THE FOUR SEASONS, FALL — Autumn

CHALLENGE 3: THE FOUR SEASONS, PROFESSIONS — Dentists

CHALLENGE 4: THE FOUR SEASONS, NEPOTISM — Irving Thalberg and Norma Shearer

CHALLENGE 5: GUEST PROGRAMMER — Rhubarb
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Premieres:                                                                                       
All in a Night’s Work (1961)                                                        
Autumn of Route 66 (2013, documentary) EXEMPT                 
Deluge (1933)                                                              
Lady in Distress [A Window in London] (1939)                                    
The Last Man Alive (1971)                                                                  
Mary Ryan, Detective (1949)                                                                
Rhubarb (1951)
Rubber (2010) EXEMPT
Springtime (1914) EXEMPT
Springtime in Paris [Printemps à Paris] (1957) EXEMPT
Springtime in Texas (1945) EXEMPT
Springtime in Vienna (1936) EXEMPT
The Springtime of Life [I lifvets vår] (1912) EXEMPT
The Stars Look Down (1940)
Stolen Life (1939)
The Tempest (2010)
A Wedding (1978)
White Lies (1934)
The White Squaw (1956)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
105 Films by Decade:
1900-1910:  0          1961-1970: 18
1911-1920:  4          1971-1980: 12
1921-1930: 19        1981-1990:  2
1931-1940: 27        1991-2000:  0
1941-1950:  7          2001-2010:  2
1951-1960: 13        2011-2022:  1
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STAR OF THE MONTH — Michael Redgrave (20 March 1908 – 21 March 1985)

TCM SPOTLIGHT: THE PLAY’S THE THING — Film Adaptations of Plays
This week marks both the birth and death of William Shakespeare (23 April 1564 – 23 April 1616). I envision a month of films spotlighting a different playwright each week. Imagine the possibilities.

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS – continuation of Challenge 1 (see below)

TCM IMPORTS – continuation of Challenge 1 (see below)

TCM UNDERGROUND
What do a tire and a Coke bottle have in common? A wild ride? Yep.

THE ESSENTIALS
Greed (1924) is Erich von Stroheim’s masterpiece psychological thriller based on Frank Norris’ book, McTeague (1899). I used to teach the book to college sophomores and screened the film during finals week. There was always a full house. (see Challenge 3 below)

NOIR ALLEY
Scandal Sheet (1952) kicks off a block of films featuring sleazy publications and yellow journalism. Oh, and by the way, Happy Birthday, William Randolph Hearst (29 April 1863 – 14 August 1951).

CHALLENGE NO. 1: THE FOUR SEASONS, SPRING — SPRINGTIME
The first challenge, movies with Springtime in their titles, begins on Monday evening in primetime and runs straight through SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS and TCM IMPORTS, combining the three. As a little bonus, I included Ladies of Spring: April, May & June, highlighting films featuring April Kent, May Wynn, and June Vincent.

CHALLENGE 2: THE FOUR SEASONS, FALL — Autumn
This group of films with Autumn in their titles includes an excellent documentary about historic Route 66. You might have seen other films that trace the grand American highway, but you’ve never seen it from this perspective. Highly recommended. 

CHALLENGE 3: THE FOUR SEASONS, PROFESSIONS — Dentists
Open wide! These dentists range from silly to sadistic. This group of films leads right through THE ESSENTIALS with perhaps the worst dentist of all time.

CHALLENGE 4: THE FOUR SEASONS, NEPOTISM — Irving Thalberg and Norma Shearer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer producer Irving Thalberg and actress Norma Shearer were married in 1927 and remained so until his death in the fall of 1936. All the films in this group starring Shearer, The First Lady of the Screen, were produced by Thalberg, The Boy Wonder. 

CHALLENGE 5: GUEST PROGRAMMER — Rhubarb
Join guest programmer, Rhubarb, as he showcases films in which ginger cats play major roles. And yes, he includes the film Rhubarb (1951) in which he stars because that’s exactly the type of thing a cat would do.

Birthday Tributes and National Days
Carol Burnett           (26 April 1933 – )
Sandy Dennis            (27 April 1937 – 2 March 1992)
Carolyn Jones           (28 April 1930 – 3 August 1983)
Shirley MacLaine    (24 April 1934 – )
Ann-Margret             (28 April 1941 – )
Al Pacino                      (25 April 1940 – )
Charles Richter        (26 April 1900 – 30 September 1985)
Shirley Temple          (23 April 1928 – 10 February 2014)

National Telephone Day and National Lingerie Day
Yep, it’s true. These national days of celebration actually fall on the same day. Is it any wonder then that all of the ladies in this group of films can work that telephone? From Judy Holliday doing a little modeling on the side at the Bonjour Tristesse Brassiere Company, to Elizabeth Taylor rocking a slip like no one else can, these gals have this day squarely in hand.

Richter Scale Day
Is it coincidence that on the first and last days of the filming of Earthquake (1974), the set was actually rocked by quakes? 

Babe Ruth Day
Celebrating the Sultan of Swat

Is Anybody Out There?
Seems like the end of life as we know it has been on folks’ minds lately…..

Arbor Day
Secretary of the Nebraska Territory, J. Sterling Morton, was responsible for Arbor Day, which began in 1872. Records from the first celebration in April of that year estimate that over one million trees were planted in the territory. 

 

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Stevo Machino

 

----------------- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th ----------------

 

Happy Birthday John McGiver

6:00am Midnight Cowboy (1969) Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, John McGiver. Dir: John Schlesinger. Jerome Hellman Productions, 113min. p/s

8:00am Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, John McGiver. Dir: Henry Koster. Fox, 116min. p/s

 

Noir Alley

10:00am Johnny Cool (1963) Henry Silva, Elizabeth Montgomery, John McGiver. Dir: William Asher. Chrislaw Productions, 103min. Premiere #1

 

11:45am My Six Loves (1963) Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, John McGiver. Dir: Gower Champion. Paramount, 101min. Premiere #2

 

Happy Birthday Joel McCrea

1:30pm Ride the High Country (1962) Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott. Dir: Sam Peckinpah. MGM, 94min. p/s

3:15pm The Palm Beach Story (1942) Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea. Dir: Preston Sturges. Paramount, 88min. p/s

4:45pm The Most Dangerous Game (1932) Joel McCrea, Fay Wray. Dir: Irving Pichel & Ernest B. Schoedsack. RKO, 63min. p/s

6:00pm Foreign Correspondent (1940) Joel McCrea, Laraine Day. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Walter Wanger Productions, 120min. p/s

 

An Evening in Japan (with lots of Takashi Shimura)

8:00pm Seven Samurai (1954) Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 207min. p/s

11:30pm Floral Japan (1937) James A. FitzPatrick. Dir: James A. FitzPatrick. MGM, 9min. p/s

 

Silent Sunday Night

11:45pm Souls on the Road (1921) Kaoru Osanai, Haruko Sawamura. Dir: Minoru Murata. Shochiku Kinema Kenkyujo, 91min. Exempt Premiere

 

TCM Imports

1:30am Singing Lovebirds (1939) Chiezo Kataoka, Ryosuke Kagawa, Takashi Shimura. Dir: Masahiro Makino. Nikkatsu, 69min. Exempt Premiere

2:45am No Regrets for Our Youth (1946) Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Takashi Shimura. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 110min. p/s

4:45am Those Who Make Tomorrow (1946) Takashi Shimura, Kenji Susukida. Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Sekigawa, & Kajiro Yamamoto. Toho, 82min. Exempt Premiere

 

————————— MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6th ---------------

Challenge #2 Fall - Sometimes It Hurts Falling in Love

6:15am West Side Story (1961) Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer. Dir: Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins. The Mirisch Corporation, 153min. p/s

9:00am Wuthering Heights (1939) Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier. Dir: William Wyler. The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 104min. p/s

10:45am Her (2013) Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson. Dir: Spike Jonze. Annapurna Pictures, 124min. Exempt Premiere

1:00pm Waterloo Bridge (1931) Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 81min. p/s

2:30pm Brief Encounter (1945) Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard. Dir: David Lean. Cineguild, 86min. p/s

4:00pm Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. Columbia, 128min. Exempt Premiere

6:15pm Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros., 102min. p/s

 

Challenge #3 The Four Seasons – Professions – Artists

8:00pm Portrait of Jennie (1948) Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore. Dir: William Dieterle. The Selznick Studio, 86min. p/s

9:30pm The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed. Dir: Albert Lewin. MGM, 110min. p/s

11:30pm Lust for Life (1956) Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 122min. p/s

1:45am The Horse's Mouth (1958) Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh. Dir: Ronald Neame. Knightsbridge Films, 97min. p/s

3:30am Age of Consent (1969) James Mason, Helen Mirren. Dir: Michael Powell. Nautilus Productions, 98min. p/s

5:15am Utamaro and His Five Women (1946) Minosuke Bando, Kinuyo Tanaka. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Shochiku, 106min. Exempt Premiere

 

--------------------TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7th-------------------

Challenge #4 Nepotism - Famous Family

7:15am Staying Alive (1983) John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Frank Stallone. Dir: Sylvester Stallone. Paramount, 93min. Exempt Premiere

9:00am Eye of the Stranger (1993) David Heavener, Martin Landau, Don Swayze, Joe Estevez. Dir: David Heavener. Davita Productions, 96min. Premiere #3

10:45am Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. Tristar Pictures, 103min. p/s

12:30pm Firestarter (1984) Drew Barrymore, David Keith. Dir: Mark L. Lester. Universal, 114min. Premiere #4

2:30pm Halloween (1978) Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis. Dir: John Carpenter. Compass International Pictures, 91min. Premiere #5

4:00pm The Village (2004) Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard. Dir: M. Night Shyamalan. Touchstone Pictures, 108min. Premiere #6

6:00pm On Golden Pond (1981) Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda. Dir: Mark Rydell. Universal, 109min. p/s

 

Challenge #4 Nepotism cont. - More Famous Families - Dads Directing Daughters

8:00pm Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Patricia Hitchcock. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 109min. p/s

10:00pm Strangers on a Train (1951) Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Patricia Hitchcock. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Warner Bros., 101min. p/s

11:45pm A Walk with Love and Death (1969) Anjelica Huston, Assi Dayan. Dir: John Huston. Fox, 90min. Exempt Premiere

1:15am Prizzi's Honor (1985) Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston. Dir: John Huston. Fox, 130min. p/s

3:30am The Dead (1987) Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann. Dir: John Huston. Vestron Pictures, 83min. p/s

 

-----------------WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th-------------------

Montana Is Admitted as the 41st U.S. State

5:00am Montana Moon (1930) Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown. Dir: Malcolm St. Clair. MGM, 89min. p/s

6:30am Montana Belle (1952) Jane Russell, George Brent. Dir: Allan Dwan. RKO, 82min. p/s

8:00am Montana (1950) Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall. Dir: Ray Enright. Warner Bros., 76min. p/s

9:30am Red Skies of Montana (1952) Richard Widmark, Constance Smith. Dir: Joseph M. Newman. Fox, 99min. Premiere #7

11:15am Glacier Park and Waterton Lakes (1942) James A. FitzPatrick. Dir: James A. FitzPatrick. MGM, 9min. p/s

 

Election Day: 1932 & 1960

11:30am The Capital City: Washington, D.C. (1940) James A. FitzPatrick. Dir: James A. FitzPatrick. MGM, 9min. p/s

11:45am Sunrise at Campobello (1960) Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson. Dir: Vincent J. Donehue. Warner Bros., 144min. p/s

2:15pm PT109 (1963) Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp. Dir: Leslie H. Martinson. Warner Bros., 140min. p/s

4:45pm JFK (1991) Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman. Dir: Oliver Stone. Warner Bros., 189min. p/s

 

Challenge #1 Spring- Hope Springs Eternal – Movies with an Optimistic Bent

8:00pm Pollyanna (1960) Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills. Dir: David Swift. Walt Disney Productions, 134min. p/s

10:15pm The Princess Bride (1987) Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright. Dir: Rob Reiner. Act III Communications, 98min. Exempt Premiere

12:00am The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman. Dir: Frank Darabont. Castle Rock Entertainment, 142min. Exempt Premiere

2:30am Annie (1982) Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett. Dir: John Huston. Columbia, 127min. p/s

4:45am Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains. Dir: Frank Capra. Columbia, 129min. p/s

 

-------------------THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th----------------------

Happy Birthday Edna, Hedy and Carl

 

Edna May Oliver

7:00am Penguin Pool Murders (1932) Edna May Oliver, Robert Armstring, James Gleason. Dir: George Archainbaud. RKO, 70min. p/s

8:15am A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver. Dir: Jack Conway. MGM, 128min. p/s

10:30am Murder on the Blackboard (1934) Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot. Dir: George Archainbaud. RKO, 71min. p/s

 

Hedy Lamarr

11:45am Experiment Perilous (1944) Hedy Lamarr, George Brent, Paul Lukas. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. RKO, 91min. p/s

1:30pm Ziegfeld Girl (1941) James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard & Busby Berkeley. MGM, 132min. p/s

3:45pm Blazing Saddles (1974) Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder. Dir: Mel Brooks. Warner Bros., 93min. p/s

 

Carl Sagan

5:30pm Contact (1997) Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey. Dir: Robert Zemeckis. Warner Bros., 150min. p/s

 

Challenge #5 Guest Programmer - “The Kid” from Out of the Past (1947)

8:00pm Immortal Beloved (1994) Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbe, Isabella Rossellini. Dir: Bernard Rose. Icon Entertainment International, 121min. Exempt Premiere

10:15pm The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968) Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke. Dir: Robert Ellis Miller. Warner Bros., 123min. p/s

12:30am The Miracle Worker (1962) Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke. Dir: Arthur Penn. Playfilms Productions Inc., 106min. p/s

2:30am Johnny Belinda (1948) Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres. Dir: Jean Negulesco. Warner Bros., 102min. p/s

4:15am Tommy (1975) Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed. Dir: Ken Russell. Robert Stigwood Organisation Ltd., 111min. p/s

 

-------------FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10th ------------------

Happy Birthday Ennio Morricone

6:15am The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef. Dir: Sergio Leone. Produzioni Europee Associate, 178min. p/s

9:15am Duck, You Sucker! (1971) Rod Steiger, James Coburn. Dir: Sergio Leone. Euro International Films, 138min. Premiere #8

11:45am The Mission (1986) Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons. Dir: Roland Joffe. Warner Bros., 125min. Premiere #9

2:00pm Cinema Paradiso (1988) Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale. Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore. Cristaldifilm, 155min. p/s

4:45pm Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards. Dir: Sergio Leone. Paramount, 165min. p/s

 

James A. FitzPatrick Traveltalks

7:30pm Visiting Italy (1951) James A. FitzPatrick. Dir: James A. FitzPatrick. MGM, 8min. p/s

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

 

Friday Night Spotlight – Charlatans in Film

8:00pm The Magician (1958) Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjornstrand. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. Svensk Filmindustri, 101min. p/s

9:45pm Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 117min. p/s

11:45pm Black Magic (1949) Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff. Dir: Gregory Ratoff. Edward Small Productions, 105min. p/s

 

TCM Underground

1:30am The Spider (1931) Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran. Dir: Kenneth MacKenna & William Cameron Menzies. Fox, 59min. Exempt Premiere

2:30am Preacherman (1971) Albert T. Viola, Ilene Kristen. Dir: Albert T. Viola. Albert T. Viola Productions/Carolina Film Industries, 87min. Exempt Premiere

4:00am Night of the Ghouls (1959) Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Tor Johnson. Dir: Edward D. Wood Jr. Atomic Productions Inc., 69min. Exempt Premiere

 

------------------SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th---------------------

To Honor Jerome Kern on the Date of His Death

7:00am Swing Time (1936) Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers. Dir: George Stevens. RKO, 103min. p/s

8:45am Cover Girl (1944) Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly. Dir: Charles Vidor. Columbia, 107min. p/s

10:45am Show Boat (1936) Irene Dunne, Allan Jones. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 113min. p/s

12:45pm One Night in the Tropics (1940) Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly. Dir: A. Edward Sutherland. Universal, 82min. Premiere #10

2:15pm You Were Never Lovelier (1942) Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth. Dir: William A. Seiter. Columbia, 97min. p/s

4:00pm Centennial Summer (1946) Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell. Dir: Otto Preminger. Fox, 102min. Premiere #11

5:45pm Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) Robert Walker, Van Heflin. Dir: Richard Whorf. MGM, 132min. p/s

 

 

Happy Birthday Star of the Month Bibi Andersson

 

The Essentials

8:00pm The Seventh Seal (1957) Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bibi Andersson. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. Svensk Filmindustri, 96min. p/s

 

9:45pm Duel at Diablo (1966) James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson. Dir: Ralph Nelson. United Artists, 103min. p/s

 

Noir Alley

11:30pm The Kremlin Letter (1970) Bibi Andersson, Richard Boone, Nigel Green. Dir: John Huston. Fox, 120min. p/s

 

1:30am Persona (1966) Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. Svensk Filmindustri, 83min. p/s

3:00am Blow Hot, Blow Cold (1969) Giuliano Gemma, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand. Dir: Florestano Vancini. Produzione Intercontinentale Cinematografica, 100min. Premiere #12

4:45am The Passion of Anna (1969) Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. Svensk Filmindustri, 101min. p/s

 

Stevo's Program Notes

TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #46 “The Four Seasons”

Week of November 5th-11th, 2023
SOTM: Bibi Andersson
THE ESSENTIALS: The Seventh Seal (1957)
SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: Souls on the Road (1921)
TCM IMPORTS: Singing Lovebirds (1939), No Regrets for Our Youth (1946), Those Who Make Tomorrow (1946)
TCM SPOTLIGHT: Charlatans in Film (with a focus on magicians)

NOIR ALLEY: Johnny Cool (1963), The Kremlin Letter (1970)

TCM UNDERGROUND: The Spider (1931), Preacherman (1971), Night of the Ghouls (1959)

 

Challenge #1 Hope Springs Eternal – Movies with an Optimistic Bent

Challenge #2 Sometimes It Hurts Falling in Love

Challenge #3 Artists

Challenge #4 Nepotism

Challenge #5 Guest Programmer - “The Kid” from Out of the Past (1947)

 

PREMIERES:

Johnny Cool (1963)

My Six Loves (1963)

Eyes of the Stranger (1993)

Firestarter (1984)

Halloween (1978)

The Village (2004)

Red Skies of Montana (1952)

Duck, You Sucker! (1971)

The Mission (1986)

One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Centennial Summer (1946)

Blow Hot, Blow Cold (1969)

 

EXEMPT PREMIERES:

Souls on the Road (1921)

Singing Lovebirds (1939)

Those Who Make Tomorrow (1946)

Her (2013)

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Utamaro and His Five Women (1946)

Staying Alive (1983)

A Walk with Love and Death (1969)

The Princess Bride (1987)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Immortal Beloved (1994)

The Spider (1931)

Preacherman (1971)

Night of the Ghouls (1959)

 

BREAKDOWN:

1910s: 0

1920s: 1

1930s: 14

1940s: 21

1950s: 11

1960s: 20

1970s: 7

1980s: 10

1990s: 6

2000s: 1

2010s: 1

2020s: 0

 

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Lydecker

 

Week of September 3 – 9, 2023

 

 SUNDAY, September 3

 “Good afternoon. I sell accident insurance on husbands.  You got one that’s been around too long?"

Insurance Men (Challenge #3)

 6 AM Pitfall (1948) Dick Powell & Lizabeth Scott. Dir: Andre de Toth. UA, 86 min. p/s

7:30 AM Double Indemnity (1944) Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray. Dir:  Billy Wilder. PAR, 107 min. p/s

9:30 AM Jack Pot (1940) Tom Neal & Ann Morriss. Dir:  Roy Rowland. MGM, 20 min. p/s

10 AM Cover Up (1949) Dennis O’Keefe & William Bendix. Dir:  Alfred E. Green. UA, 83 min. p/s (Noir Alley)

11:30 AM Roadblock (1951) Charles McGraw & Joan Dixon. Dir:  Harold Daniels. RKO, 73 min. p/s

 

“You, sir, are no gentleman.”

Hollywood’s Bad Boys

 1 PM Arsene Lupin (1932) John Barrymore & Lionel Barrymore. Dir:  Jack Conway. MGM, 84 min. p/s

2:30 PM The Sea Hawk (1940) Errol Flynn & Brenda Marshall. Dir:  Michael Curtiz. WB, 127 min. p/s

4:45 PM The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) Lawrence Tierney & Ted North. Dir:  Felix E. Feist. RKO, 62 min. p/s

6 PM Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum & Jane Greer. Dir:  Jacques Tourneur. RKO, 97 min. 

 

“If that penguin could talk, I bet he’d tell us who the murderer was.”

Murder Most Fowl

 8 PM The Canary Murder Case (1929) William Powell & Jean Arthur. Dir:  Malcolm St. Clair/Frank Tuttle. PAR, 82 min. Premiere

9:30 PM The Penguin Pool Murder (1932) Edna May Oliver & James Gleason. Dir:  George Archainbaud. RKO, 70 min. p/s

10:45 PM The Raven (1935) Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi. Dir:  Lew Landers. UNIV, 61 min. p/s

 

 Silent Child Stars

Silent Sunday

 12 AM Peck’s Bad Boy (1921) Jackie Coogan & Wheeler Oakman. Dir:  Sam Wood. Associated First National, 51 min. Exempt

1 AM Captain January (1924) Peggy Jean Montgomery aka Baby Peggy & Hobart Bosworth. Dir:  Edward F. Cline. Principal Pictures, 64 min. 

 

 Film from Norway

TCM Imports  

 2:15 AM The King’s Choice (2016) Jesper Christensen & Anders Baasmo.Dir:  Erik Poppe. Nordisk Film, 133 min. Exempt

4:30 AM Headhunters (2011) Aksel Hennie & Synnove Macody-Lund. Dir:  Morten Tyldum. Nordisk Film, 100 min. Exempt.

 

 MONDAY, September 4

“Here’s to a long life and a quick checkout.”  

Risky Businesses 

 6:15 AM Slim (1937) Pat O’Brien & Henry Fonda. Dir:  Ray Enright. WB, 85 min. p/s

7:45 AM Blackmail (1939) Edward G. Robinson & Ruth Hussey. H.C. Potter, MGM, 81 min. p/s

9:15 AM Ceiling Zero (1936) James Cagney & Pat O’Brien. Dir:  Howard Hawks. WB, 81 min. p/s

10:45 AM Tycoon (1947) John Wayne & Laraine Day. Dir:  Richard Wallace. RKO, 128 min. p/s

 

“I shall have to drown my sorrows with a jigger of rye.”

Falling Off the Wagon (Challenge #2)

 1 PM Days of Wine & Roses (1962) Jack Lemmon & Lee Remick. Dir:  Blake Edwards. WB, 117 min. p/s

3 PM Drunken Angel (1948) Takashi Shimura & Toshiro Mishune. Dir:  Akira Kurosawa. Toho, 98 min. Exempt Premiere

4:45 PM The Lost Weekend (1945) Ray Milland & Jane Wyman. Dir:  Billy Wilder. PAR, 101 min. p/s

6:30 PM State’s Attorney (1932) John Barrymore & Helen Twelvetrees. Dir:  George Archainbaud. RKO, 89 min. p/s

 

“What do you say we give up this detective business and go in for some plain or fancy matrimony?”

Nick & Nora Wannabees

 8 PM Fast Company (1938) Melvyn Douglas & Florence Rice. Dir:  Edward Buzzelli. MGM, 75 min. p/s (Joel & Garda Sloane)

9:15 PM There’s Always a Woman (1938) Melvyn Douglas & Joan Blondell. Dir:  Alexander Hall. COL, 81 min. p/s (Bill & Sally Reardon)

10:45 PM Crime by Night (1944) Jane Wyman & Jerome Cowan. Dir:  William Clemens. WB, 72 min. p/s (Robbie Vance & Sam Campbell)

12 AM Star of Midnight (1935) William Powell & Ginger Rogers. Dir:  Stephen Roberts. RKO, 90 min. p/s (Dal Dalzell & Donna Mantin)

1:30 AM Haunted Honeymoon (1940) Robert Montgomery & Constance Cummings. Dir:  Arthur B. Woods. MGM, 99 min. p/s (Lord Whimsey & Harriet Vane)

3:15 AM Mr. & Mrs. North (1942) Gracie Allen & William Post, Jr. Dir:  Robert B. Sinclair. MGM, 67 min. p/s (Mr. & Mrs. North)

4:30 AM The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) William Powell & Jean Arthur. Dir:  Stephen Roberts. RKO, 82 min. p/s (Lawrence & Paula Bradford)

 

TUESDAY, September 5

"You’re a good man, sister.”

Guest Programmer Effie Perrine (The Maltese Falcon) (Challenge #5)

 6 AM His Private Secretary (1933) Evalyn Knapp & John Wayne. Dir: Phil Whiteman. Screencraft Prod., 60 min. Exempt Premiere

7 AM Smart Blonde (1937) Glenda Farrell & Barton MacLane. Dir:  Frank McDonald. WB, 59 min. 

8 AM The Black Bird (1975) George Segal & Stephane Audran. Dir:  David Giler. COL, 110 min. p/s

10 AM The Cigarette Girl (1917) Gladys Julette & Warner Oland. Dir:  William Parke. Astra Film, 50 min. Exempt Premiere

 

 “Joey.  Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?”

!!!!!! Films

 11 AM Airplane! (1980) Robert Hays & Julie Hagerty.  Dir:  Jim Abrahams, David & Jerry Zucker. PAR, 87 min. p/s

12:30 AM I Want to Live! (1958) Susan Hayward & Simon Oakland. Dir:  Robert Wise. UA, 120 min. p/s

2:30 PM That Darn Cat! (1965) Hayley Mills & Dean Jones. Dir: Robert Stevenson. DISNEY, 116 min. Premiere

4:30 PM So Proudly We Hail! (1943) Claudette Colbert & Paulette Goddard. Dir:  Mark Sandrich. PAR, 126 min. p/s

6:45 PM Safety Last! (1923) Harold Lloyd & Mildred Davis. Dir:  Fred. C. Newmeyer. Hal Roach Studios, 74 min. p/s

 

“Stop her. That’s the girl whose voice you heard and loved tonight.  She’s the real star of the picture.”

Ghost Singers

 8 PM Sorrowful Jones (1949) Bob Hope & Lucille Ball. Dir:  Sidney Lanfield. PAR, 69 min. p/s Annette Warren singing for Lucille Ball

9:30 PM Show Boat (1951) Kathryn Grayson & Ava Gardner. Dir:  George Sidney. MGM, 108 min. p/s Annette Warren singing for Ava Gardner

11:30 PM Affair in Trinidad (1952) Rita Hayworth & Glenn Ford. Dir:  Vincent Sherman. COL, 98 min. p/s JoAnn Greer singing for Rita Hayworth

1:15 AM The Opposite Sex (1956) June Allyson & Joan Collins. Dir:  David Miller. MGM, 117 min. p/s JoAnn Greer singing for June Allyson

3:15 AM Torch Song (1953) Joan Crawford & Michael Wilding. Dir:  Charles Walters. MGM, 90 min. p/s India Adams singing for Joan Crawford

4:45 AM Gigi (1958) Leslie Caron & Louis Jourdan. Dir:  Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 115 min., p/s Betty Ward singing for Leslie Caron

 

WEDNESDAY, September 6

 “She was like you, darling.  A charming, cheating little chiseler.”

Happy Birthday, Otto Kruger

 6:45 AM Beauty for Sale (1933) Madge Evans & Otto Kruger. Dir:  Richard Boleslawski. MGM, 87 min. p/s

8:15 AM The Women in His Life (1933) Otto Kruger & Una Merkel. Dir:  George B. Seitz. MGM, 75 min. p/s

9:30 AM Dracula’s Daughter (1936) Otto Kruger & Gloria Holden. Dir: Lambert Hillyer. UNIV, 72 min. p/s

10:45 AM Escape in the Fog (1945) Otto Kruger & Nina Foch. Dir:  Budd Boetticher. COL, 63 min. p/s

 

“Tell you what, friend.  When this is over, you can take off your girdle and have yourself a really good cry.”

The Months of Spring (Challenge #1)

 12 PM Enchanted April (1991) Miranda Richardson & Josie Lawrence. Dir:  Mike Newell. Curzon Film, 95 min. p/s

1:45 PM The April Fools (1969) Jack Lemmon & Catherine Deneuve. Dir:  Stuart Roseberg. National General, 95 min. Exempt Premiere

3:30 PM Seven Days in May (1964) Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas. Dir:  John Frankenheimer. PAR, 118 min. p/s

5:30 PM April, May and June (2019) Juva Si Ahmed & Dragan Bakema. Dir:  Will Koopman. Talpa Fictie, 117 min. Exempt Premiere

 

“Whew. Kinda chilly.  I wonder how nudists stand it.”

SOTM --  Virginia Bruce

 8 PM Kongo (1932) Walter Huston & Virginia Bruce. Dir:  William J. Cowen. MGM, 86 min. p/s

9:30 PM The Invisible Woman (1940) Virginia Bruce & John Barrymore. Dir: A. Edward Sutherland. UNIV, 70 min. p/s

10:45 PM Adventure in Washington (1941) Herbert Marshall & Virginia Bruce. Dir:  Alfred E. Green. COL, 84 min.

12:15 AM Stronger Than Desire (1939) Walter Pidgeon & Virginia Bruce. Dir:  Leslie Fenton. MGM, 78 min. p/s

1:45 AM Woman Against Woman (1938) Herbert Marshall & Virginia Bruce. Dir.  Robert B. Sinclair. MGM, 60 min. p/s

2:45 AM Action in Arabia (1944) George Sanders & Virginia Bruce. Dir:  Leonid Moguy. RKO, 75 min. p/s

4 AM Careful, Soft Shoulders (1942) Virginia Bruce & James Ellison. Dir:  Oliver H. P. Garnett. FOX, 69 min. Premiere

5:15 AM Times Square Lady (1935) Robert Taylor & Virginia Bruce. Dir:  George B. Seitz. MGM, 68 min. p/s

 

THURSDAY, September 7

“I had so much mother love you would have thought I was quintuplets.”

Happy 100th Birthday, Peter Lawford

 6:30 AM Son of Lassie (1945) Peter Lawford & Donald Crisp. Dir:  S. Sylvan Simon. MGM, 100 min. p/s

8:15 AM It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) Frank Sinatra & Peter Lawford. Dir:  Richard Whorf., MGM, 104 min. p/s

10 AM Kangaroo (1952) Maureen O’Hara & Peter Lawford. Dir:  Lewis Milestone. FOX, 84 min. Premiere

11:30 AM Ocean’s 11 (1960) Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin. Dir:  Lewis Milestone. WB, 127 min. p/s

1:45 PM Salt and Pepper (1968) Sammy Davis, Jr. & Peter Lawford. Dir:  Richard Donner. UA, 102 min. p/s

 

“If I relax, I’ll drop dead.”  

Don’t Marry Robert Taylor

 4 PM Undercurrent (1946) Katharine Hepburn & Robert Taylor. Dir:  Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 116 min. p/s

6 PM Conspirator (1949) Robert Taylor & Elizabeth Taylor. Dir:  Victor Saville. MGM, 87 min. p/s

 

“That man right there is my brother and if he doesn’t get to watch “People’s Court” in about 30 seconds he’s going to have a fit right here on your porch.”

The Clint Howard Film Festival (Challenge #4)

 8 PM Apollo 13 (1995) Tom Hanks & Kevin Bacon. Dir:  Ron Howard. UNIV, 140 min. p/s

10:30 PM Backdraft (1991) Kurt Russell & William Baldwin. Dir:  Ron Howard. UNIV, 137 min. p/s

1 AM The Paper (1994) Michael Keaton & Glenn Close. Dir:  Ron Howard. UNIV, 112 min. Exempt Premiere

3 AM Frost/Nixon (2008) Frank Langella & Michael Sheen. Dir:  Ron Howard. UNIV, 122 min. Exempt Premiere

5:15 AM Miss Polly (1941) Zasu Pitts & Slim Summerville. Dir:  Fred Guiol. Hal Roach, 45 min. p/s

 

FRIDAY, September 8

“If I’m doing a fake movie, it’s gonna be a fake hit.”

Hurray for The Hollywood Sign

 6 AM Down 3 Dark Streets (1954) Broderick Crawford & Ruth Roman. Dir:  Arnold Laven. UA, 85 min. p/s

7:30 AM Earthquake (1974) Charlton Heston & Ava Gardner. Dir:  Mark Robson. UNIV, 160 min. p/s

10:30 AM Superman (1978) Marlon Brando & Gene Hackman. Dir:  Richard Donner. Dovemead Films, 127 min. p/s

12:45 PM Argo (2012) Ben Affleck & Bryan Cranston. Dir:  Ben Affleck. WB, 120 min. Premiere

 

“Cut this film as though it was the Hope Diamond.”

Edited by Blanche Sewell

 2:45 PM Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland & Frank Morgan. Dir:  Victor Fleming. MGM, 102 min. p/s

4:30 PM Grand Hotel (1932) Greta Garbo & John Barrymore. Dir:  Edmund Goulding. MGM, 112 min. p/s

6:30 PM Red Dust (1932) Clark Gable & Jean Harlow. Dir:  Victor Fleming. MGM, 83 min. p/s

 

“The stuff that dreams are made of.”

100 Years of Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc. Tonight:  Rarely Seen Warner Brothers

 8 PM Beau Brummel (1924) John Barrymore & Mary Astor. Dir:  Harry Beaumont. WB, 135 min. p/s

10:45 PM The Big Shot (1942) Humphrey Bogart & Irene Manning. Dir:  Lewis Seiler. WB, 82 min. p/s

12:15 AM Secret Enemies (1942) Craig Stevens & Faye Emerson. Dir:  Benjamin Stoloff. WB, 57 min. p/s

1:15 AM He Couldn’t Say No (1938) Frank McHugh & Jane Wyman. Dir:  Lewis Seiler. WB, 57 min. p/s

 

“It was a spaceship and there were these killer clowns . . .” 

TCM Underground --  Killer Films

 2:15 AM Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) Gran Cramer & Suzanne Synder. Dir:  Stephen Chiodo. Chiodo Bros. Prod., 73 min. p/s

3:30 AM Killer Party (1986) Martin Hewitt & Raymond Seymour. Dir:  William Fruet. Marquis/Polar Ent. 91 min. p/s

4:45 AM Killer Leopard (1954) Johnny Sheffield & Beverly Garland. Dir:  Ford Beebe, AA, 70 min. p/s

 

SATURDAY, September 9

 “Gentlemen, trials are too important to be left up to juries."

Jury Duty

 6 AM Ladies of the Jury (1932) Edna May Oliver & Jill Esmond. Dir:  Lowell Sherman. RKO, 63 min. p/s

7:15 AM Perfect Strangers (1950) Ginger Rogers & Dennis Morgan. Dir:  Bretaigne Windust, WB, 88 min. p/s

8:45 AM We’re on the Jury (1937) Victor Moore & Helen Broderick. Dir:  Ben Holmes. RKO, 70 min. p/s

10:00 AM Runaway Jury (2003) John Cusack & Gene Hackman. Dir:  Gary Fieder. FOX, 127 min. Premiere

 

“Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings?  We’re only seeing singing Hitlers at the moment.” 

Nazis Can Be Funny

 12:30 PM To Be or Not to Be (1942) Carole Lombard & Jack Benny. Dir:  Ernst Lubitsch. UA, 99 min. p/s

2:15 PM The Great Dictator (1940) Charles Chaplin & Paulette Goddard. Dir:  Charles Chaplin. UA, 125 min. p/s

4:30 PM The Producers (1967) Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder. Dir:  Mel Brooks. Embassy, 88 min. p/s

6 PM To Hell with Hitler (1940) George Formby & Phyllis Calvert. Dir:  Marcel Varnel. Ealing Studios, 82 min. Premiere

7:30 PM Herr Meets Hare (1945) Mel Blanc. Dir:  Friz Frelang. WB, 7 min. p/s

7:45 PM The Ducktators (1942) Dir:  Norman McCabe. WB, 7 min. p/s

 

“Now, imagine she’s white.”

Black Lives Matter

 8 PM A Time to Kill (1996) Samuel L. Jackson & Matthew McConaughey. Dir:  Joel Schumacher. WB, 149 min. Premiere (The Essential)

10:30 PM Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) Alec Baldwin & Whoopi Goldberg. Dir:  Rob Reiner. COL/Castle Rock, 130 min. Premiere

 

“It’s remarkable.  Your brains don’t show a bit.”

Noir Alley

 12:15 AM The Accused (1949) Loretta Young & Robert Cummings. Dir:  William Dieterle. PAR, 101 min. p/s 

 

“And I thought this was going to be an ‘A’ picture.”

On the Road Again

 2 AM Road to Paradise (1930) Loretta Young & Jack Mulhall. Dir:  William Beaudine. First National, 74 min. p/s

3:15 AM The Road to Ruin (1934) Helen Foster & Nell O’Day. Dir:  Dorothy Davenport. Willis Kent Prod., 62 min. p/s

4:30 AM Road to Utopia (1945) Bing Crosby & Bob Hope. Dir:  Hal Walker. PAR, 90 min. p/s

 

Lydecker Program Notes

 

TCM Programming Challenge #46  --  “The Four Seasons”

September 3 – 9, 2023 

 

SOTM:  Virginia Bruce

The Essential: A Time to Kill

TCM Spotlight:  100 Years of Warner Brothers

Silent Sunday:  Silent Child Stars  --  Peck’s Bad Boy (1921) & Captain January (1924)

TCM Imports:  Films of Norway  -- The King’s Choice (2016) & Headhunters (2011)

TCM Underground: “Killer” Films

Challenge #1:  The Months of Spring

Challenge #2:  Falling off the Wagon

Challenge #3:  Insurance Men

Challenge #4:  The Clint Howard Film Festival

Challenge #5:  Guest Programmer Effie Perrine (The Maltese Falcon)  

 

TCM Premieres:

The Canary Murder Case (1929)
Peck’s Bad Boy (1921) (Exempt Premiere)

The King’s Choice (2016) (Exempt Premiere)

Headhunters (2011) (Exempt Premiere)

Drunken Angel (1948) (Exempt Premiere)

His Private Secretary (1933) (Exempt Premiere)

The Cigarette Girl (1917) (Exempt Premiere)

The April Fools (1969) (Exempt Premiere)

April, May and June (2019) (Exempt Premiere)

To Hell with Hitler (1940)

That Darn Cat! (1965)

Careful, Soft Shoulders (1942)

Kangaroo (1952)

The Paper (1994) (Exempt Premiere)

Frost/Nixon (2008) (Exempt Premiere)

Argo (2012)

Runaway Jury (2003)

A Time to Kill (1996)

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

 

By decade:

 

1910’s:  1                                                                      1970’s:  3

1920’s:  5                                                                      1980’s:  3

1930’s:  29                                                                    1990’s:  6

1940’s:  33                                                                    2000’s:  2

1950’s:  11                                                                    2010’s:  3

1960’s:  7                      

 

Notes:  1923 was apparently a pretty big year in Hollywood history so my schedule includes salutes to:  the 100th Anniversary of the Hollywood Sign (which gets destroyed in movies almost as much as the Statue of Liberty,)  the 100th Anniversary of the incorporation of Warner Brothers and a Happy 100th Birthday to Peter Lawford.  My SOTM is the lovely, talented Virginia Bruce who could move from drama to comedy with ease and my guest programmer is the indispensable Effie Perrine from “The Maltese Falcon.”  Effie does a lot of the heavy lifting in that film  --  from breaking the bad news to the annoying Iva, to hiding out Brigid O’Shaughnessy to keeping her cool when Capt. Jacoby drops dead in the office. Some of her film selections include:  “The Black Bird,” “Smart Blonde” (because she is one!) and “The Cigarette Girl” since she is often found rolling them for her boss, Sam Spade.  My essential is one of the best films of the 1990’s, “A Time to Kill” and other schedule highlights include:  Murder Most Fowl, Risky Businesses (in honor of Labor Day, 2023,) Ghost Singers, Nazis Can Be Funny, Nick and Nora Wannabees, Don’t Marry Robert Taylor and the first (and only) Clint Howard Film Festival.  Enjoy!

 

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  • overeasy changed the title to TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #46 - VOTING THREAD

Thank you, OVEREASY, for providing us with a fun challenge! All your hard work is appreciated! Thanks also to all those who submitted schedules. Your thoughtfulness and hard work shines! There were so many gems submitted in this challenge:

  • CINEMAINTERNATIONAL -- I really like Midcentury Melodramas for the TCM Spotlight; the King of Nepotism: Blake Edwards is inspired; Guest Programer: Waldo Lydecker is a real kick; Star of the Month: Lillian Gish; and those rare Warner Bros. films. What a great schedule!
  • LONESOMEPOLECAT -- Opening with Art Direction by Henry Bumpstead sets such a great tone; I have a real tender spot for my Kansas heritage, so A Trip to Kansas is right up my street; the Classic Movie Spring Playlist just makes me say "wow!". I love this schedule!
  • STEVOMACHINO -- You had me at Takashi Shimura; Falling in Love and Hope Springs Eternal are fabulous groups; I always love state tributes, so honoring Montana is much appreciated; Bibi Andersson as Star of the Month is great. Awesome schedule!
  • LYDECKER -- Murder Most Fowl made me chortle; Silent Child Stars is great; Falling Off the Wagon -- watch that first step, she's a lulu; Nick and Nora Wannabees; Guest Programmer: Effie Perrine is perfection; Ghost Singers; 100 Years of Warner Brothers; Jury Duty; Nazis Can Be Funny. Superb schedule!

My vote goes to LYDECKER. 

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6 hours ago, LonesomePolecat said:

Posted by "popular" demand:

bffda8a12c60c38048c3bdc5f4399c2b--tv-gui

Hey. Clint's a bigger celeb than I knew.  Cover of TV Guide.  Even Gentle Ben is impressed.

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Just ONE MORE DAY to get your votes in!  No problems with ballots, voting machines or voter fraud here!  Just vote for your favorite schedule by Saturday at Midnight, EST.

I think it goes without saying how much work each and every programmer put into these schedules!

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2 hours ago, overeasy said:

Just ONE MORE DAY to get your votes in!  No problems with ballots, voting machines or voter fraud here!  Just vote for your favorite schedule by Saturday at Midnight, EST.

I think it goes without saying how much work each and every programmer put into these schedules!

I thought voting went through March 12  --  Here's a quote from your original post:  Voting is open as of now and will close on March 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  

It's only March 4, so looks like we have 8 days left . . . unless you've amended the voting deadline.  Please clarify.

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1 hour ago, lydecker said:

I thought voting went through March 12  --  Here's a quote from your original post:  Voting is open as of now and will close on March 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  

It's only March 4, so looks like we have 8 days left . . . unless you've amended the voting deadline.  Please clarify.

ARGH!

Lydecker, you are indeed correct.  Voting ends NEXT WEEKEND, not tomorrow.  Thanks a lot for pointing out my error.

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Coming in here at the 11th hour to vote, I just wanted to quickly mention one or two of my favorite highpoints in each schedule!

CinemaInternational - Guest programmer Waldo Lydecker and all the Joan Blondell

LonesomePolecat - 100 years of Disney and the MCU...Almost (brilliant!)

BunnyWhit - Rhubarb as guest programmer, and Rubber (2010) on TCM Underground

Lydecker - Nick and Nora wannabes and your always-great quotes for each block

 

Great job everyone! Really fantastic work! It's always a tough decision, but I'm going with LonesomePolecat!

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