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[b]TCM Programming Challenge #15: Band of Challengers[/b]


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Hello everyone! I've decided to participate in this go round of the challenge since I was pressed for time and unable to participate in the last one. From what I've read so far, the schedules that have been posted are great.

 

Anyways, in regards to my schedule, here is some background about it. Each of the themes for the days either relate to song titles, something that is common within the theme of each of the films, pertains to something that the actors had also worked on for another medium as well as a common role that each of the actors played.

 

For the Food Boot Camp Requirement of the Challenge, I decided to take several films and discuss some of the different aspects that food plays a role in them. Several films show food as causing one to lose their appetite at the site of it. There are also one or two films which pertain to the business side of the food and whether or not people can survive with it as a major source of income as well as their source for actual survival. Plus, there are one or two in which a couple of folks always seem to have the idea that it's okay to crash dinner in the process. Through all of that, some of the folks just like to get together during each of the different times in which everyone dines. In fact some of the films are TCM Premieres from Paramount, also fits the requirement for the five premieres from a single studio.

 

In regards to the Star of the Month, I chose Tyrone Power as the Star of the Month for April. I really enjoyed watching several of his films that he was in and I am appreciating more of his work that I have seen recently. It's nice to see TCM show some of his films every once in a while. I know *"Alexander's Ragtime Band"* is getting shown next month as part of the 31 Days of Oscar event.

 

Another theme that I came up with pertains to the actors and actresses who each starred in at least one episode of the sci-fi show, *"The Twilight Zone."* Several of the actors got their start as a result of the show and some saw their careers get a big boost from their stints in the process. Some of the folks include Ann Francis, Dana Andrews, Burgess Meredith, Robert Redford and Agnes Moorhead to name a few.

 

Some other themes that I included films which have events on ocean liners, finding ways to kill one's wife and a couple of men who have had the distinction of playing a certain fellow named "Bond." There is also two birthday tributes on the 29th, one for Celeste Holm with a day of her films and an evening of auto racing films for NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt who would have been 59.

 

The Essential for the week is *"The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)"* and the night is built around Michael Rennie as well.

 

The TCM Silent Sunday night movie is *"Sunrise (1927)"* with Janet Gaynor and George O'Brien and the TCM Import is the film, *"A Black Veil for Lisa (1969)"* with John Mills.

 

The TCM Underground films are *"Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)"* with Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray and *"The Return of Dr. X (1939)"* with Humphrey Bogart and Dennis Morgan.

 

The TCM Premieres include *"Atlantic Adventure (1935)"* with Lloyd Nolan, *"A Black Veil for Lisa (1969),"* which was mentioned above, *"The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961)"* with Angie Dickinson and Roger Moore, *"Champagne for Caesar (1950)"* with Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm and Vincent Price, *"The Last American Hero (1973)"* with Jeff Bridges, *"Corky (1972)"* with Robert Blake, and *"Hold That Ghost (1941)"* with Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and Joan Davis. *The Paramount TCM Premieres are "Three Cornered Moon (1933)" with Claudette Colbert, Richard Arlen and Mary Boland, "Golden Harvest (1933)" with Chester Morris, Richard Arlen and Genevieve Tobin, "Honor Among Lovers (1931)" with Fredric March, Claudette Colbert and Ginger Rogers, "Night After Night (1932)" with George Raft, Constance Cummings and Mae West and "Ebb Tide (1937)" with Ray Milland, Frances Farmer, Barry Fitzgerald and Lloyd Nolan.*

 

Well, that about wraps it up. I have enjoyed doing these challenges and I can't wait for the next one. Hopefully, this schedule that I have created is good.

 

~Donna

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*"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*

 

*"What are you smoking, Matthews? Cornsilk?"*

*~Boston **** (Chester Morris) ~ Boston **** and the Law (1946)*

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You guys are setting the bar high, and I've really enjoyed all three schedules so far. One more day to program, and I'll be joining you. Lzcutter, thanks for re-printing the list of Stars of the Month, and opening up 15 premieres and all those databases for us.

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I greatly enjoyed your schedule, Fred, but I must tell you something creepy----by sheer coincidence last night I watched The Day the Earth Stood Still. Are you following me, or am I following you? Weeeeird! But really, some really clever programs and lots of my favorites. (I would have scheduled "A New Leaf" under "to do her in or not to do her in", but that's just me.) I especially like your "Trilight Zone" section.

 

ANd thanks lzcutter for that handy SOTM list---now I know mine has never been used!

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Fredmill,

 

Thank you joining the Challenge and especially for another great schedule!

 

Hard to believe that we are coming up on only three weeks left!

 

Glad you guys are finding the previous SOTM list helpful. I also have a list of SUTS and Essentials is anyone needs them for the Challenge.

 

Let me know.

 

I really wish we could have them (along with Dobbsy's great list of Frequently Asked Movie plots) on stickeys on the home forum page. They would no doubt be very popular!

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Programming Challenge No. 15 - June 6, 2010 - June 12, 2010.

 

_Sunday ? June 6_

 

*Down On The Farm*

6:00am ? Johnny Belinda ? 1948 ? Jane Wyman ? 103m. WB

8:00am ? The Devil and Daniel Webster ? 1941 ? Walter Huston ? 107m ? RKO

10:00am ? Our Vines Have Tender Grapes ? 1945 ? Edward G. Robinson ? 105m MGM

 

*Lady?s Day*

12:00pm ? Indiscreet ? 1958 ? Cary Grant ? 100m ? Grandon ? PS

2:00pm ? The Heiress ? 1949 ? Olivia deHavilland ? 115m ? Paramount ? PS

4:00pm ? A Patch of Blue ? 1965 ? Sidney Poitier ? 105m ? MGM

6:00pm ? Escape Me Never ? 1947 ? Errol Flynn ? 104m ? WB

 

*Warner Brothers vs. The Marx Brothers*

8:00pm ? Casablanca ? 1942 ? Humphrey Bogart ? 102m ? WB

10:00pm ? A Night In Casablanca ? 1946 ? The Marx Bros. ? 85m ? UA

 

11:30pm ? Now Playing ? June 2010

 

*Silent Sunday Night*

12:00am ? The Big Parade ? 1926 ? John Gilbert ? 126m ? MGM

 

*TCM Imports*

2:15am ? Ecstasy ? 1933 ? Hedy Lamarr ? 82m

 

3:45am ? H M Pullham, Esq. 1941 ? Hedy Lamarr ? 118m ? MGM

 

5:45am ? Pete Smith Short - Studio Visit ? 1946 ? 9m ? MGM

 

_Monday ? June 7_

 

*Threesomes*

6:00am ? 3 Godfathers ? 1948 ? John Wayne ? 106m ? Argosy ? PS

8:00am ? Three Little Words ? 1950 ? Fred Astaire ? 102m ? MGM

10:00am ? Three On A Match ? 1932 ? Joan Blondell ? 84m ? First National/WB

11:30am ? Three Smart Girls ? 1936 ? Binnie Barnes ? 84m ? Universal ? PS

 

*Sea Worthy*

1:00pm ? Spite Marriage ? 1929 ? Buster Keaton ? 77m ? MGM

2:30pm - Passage To Marseille ? 1944 ? Humphrey Bogart ? 110m ? WB

4:30pm ? Captain?s Courageous ? 1937 ? Spencer Tracy ? 118m ? MGM

6:30pm ? We?re Not Dressing ? 1934 ? Carole Lombard ? 80m ? Paramount - PS

 

 

*The Chronicles of Noirnia*

8:00pm ? Thieves Highway ? 1949 ? Richard Conte ? 94m ? Fox - Prem.

9:45pm ? New York Confidential ? 1955 ? Broderick Crawford ? 87m ? WB ? Prem

11:15pm ? Woman In The Window ? 1944- Edward G. Robinson ? 99m ? RKO

1:15am ? The Narrow Margin ? 1952 ? Charles McGraw ? 71m ? RKO

2:30am ? Born To Kill ? 1947 ? Claire Trevor ? 92m ? RKO

 

4:15am Colorado Territory ? 1949 ? Joel McCrea ? WB ? PS

 

_Tuesday ? June 8_

 

*Vacation Time*

6:00am ? Enchanted April ? 1935 ? Anne Harding ? 66m ? RKO

7:15am ? Having A Wonderful Time ? 1948 ? Ginger Rogers ? 70m ? RKO

8:30am ? Brigadoon ? 1954 ? Gene Kelly ? 108m ? MGM

10:30am ? The Man Who Knew Too Much ? 1956 ? James Stewart ? 120m ? PS

 

12:35pm ? Short ? Too Many Women ? 1932 ? The Boy Friends ? 20m

 

*Out of The Box*

1:00pm ? The Oklahoma Kid ? 1939 ? James Cagney ? 85m ? WB

3:30pm - Idiot?s Delight ? 1939 ? Clark Gable - 100m ? MGM

5:30 ? On The Beach ? 1959 ? Fred Astaire ? 133m ? UA

 

*By James Edward Grant*

8:00pm ? The Last Wagon ? 1956 ? Richard Widmark ? 98m ? Fox ? Premiere

9:45pm ? The Lady Is Willing ? 1942 ? Marlene Dietrich ? 94m ? Columbia ? PS

11:30pm ? Johnny Eager ? 1942 ? Robert Taylor ? 107m ? MGM

1:30am ? Support Your Local Sheriff ? 1969 ? James Garner ? 92m ? UA

3:15am ? The Flying Leathernecks ? 1951 ? John Wayne ? 102m ? RKO

 

5:15am ? Private Screenings ? Mickey Rooney ? 41m

 

_Wednesday ? June 9_

 

*Love Is In The Air*

6:00am The Cameraman ? 1928 ? Buster Keaton ? 75m ? MGM

7:30am ? Swing Time ? 1936 ? Fred Astaire ? 103m ? RKO

9:30am ? Primrose Path ? 1940 ? Ginger Rogers ? 93m ? RKO

11:30am ? High Society ? 1956 ? Bing Crosby ? 111m ? Crosby/MGM

 

*Men Are Too Smart*

1:30pm ? The Story of Louis Pasteur ? 1936 ? Paul Muni ? 87m ? WB

3:00pm ? Champagne For Caesar ? 1950 ? Ronald Colman ? 99m ? Cardinal ? Premiere

5:00pm ? Seven Days In May ? 1964 ? Kirk Douglas ? 118m ? 7 Arts ? PS

 

7:00pm ? Private Screenings ? Charlton Heston.

 

*We Live To Eat*

8:00pm - Imitation of Life ? 1934 ? Claudette Colbert ? 111m ? Universal ? PS

10:00pm ? Ruggles of Red Gap ? 1935 ? Charles Laughton ? 100m ? Paramount ? PS

12:00am ? Who?s Killing The Great Chefs Of Europe ? 1978 ? Robert Morley ? 112m ? WB ? Premiere

2:00am ? The Odd Couple ? 1968 ? Jack Lemmon ? 105m ? Paramount ? PS

4:00am ? What?s Up Tiger Lilly? ? 1966 ? D; Woody Allen ? 80m ? AIP ? PS

 

5:30am ? Elvis Mitchell ? Sidney Pollack

 

_Thursday ? June 10_

 

*Green Stuff*

6:00am ? The Green Promise ? 1949 ? Marguerite Chapman ? 95m ? RKO

7:45am ? The Corn Is Green ? 1945 ? Bette Davis ? 116m ? WB

9:45am ? The Green Years ? 1946 ? Charles Coburn ? 127m ? MGM

 

*Musically Inclined*

12:00pm ? Stingaree- 1934 ? Irene Dunne ? 77m ? RKO

1:30pm ? On Our Merry Way ? 1948 ? James Stewart ? 107m ? UA

3:30pm ? Young Man With A Horn ? 1950 ? Kirk Douglas ? 111m ? WB PS

5:30pm ? I?ll Cry Tomorrow ? 1955 ? Susan Hayward ? 119m ? MGM

 

7:35 ? Short ? Show Business ? 1932 ? Thelma Todd ? 20m ? Roach

 

*SOTM ? Stan and Ollie*

8:00pm ? Great Guns ? 1940 ? 74m ? Fox ? Premiere

9:30pm ? Air Raid Wardens ? 1943 ? 67m - Fox ? Premiere

10:45pm ? A Chump At Oxford ? 1940 ? 63m ? Roach

12:00am ? Blotto ? 1931 ? 20m

12:30am ? Towed In A Hole ? 1932 ? 20m

1:00am ? Big Business ? 1929 ? 20m

1:30 am ? Brats ? 1932 ? 20m

2:00am ? The Fighting Kentuckian ? 1949 - Oliver Hardy ? 100m ? Republic ? PS

 

4:00am ? Modern Lights ? 1936 ? Charles Chaplin ? 87m ? UA

5:30am ? Now Showing ? June

 

_Friday ? June 11_

 

*Odd Jobs*

6:00am ? Alibi Ike ? 1935 ? Joe E. Brown ? 72m ? WB

7:30am ? Black Fury ? 1935 ? Paul Muni ? 94m ? First National ? PS

9:15am ? Man Power ? 1941 ? Edward G. Robinson ? 103m ? WB

11:15am ? The King and I ? 1956 ? Yul Brynner ? 133m ? Fox ? PS

 

*GPS Your Day*

1:30pm ? East of the River ? 1940 ? John Garfield ? 74m ? WB

3:00pm ? Way Down South ? 1939 ? Bobby Breen ? 63m ? RKO

4:15pm ? The North Star ? 1943 ? 108m ? Goldwyn ? PS

6:15 pm ? Westbound ? 1958 ? Randolph Scott ? 72m ? WB ? Premiere

7:30pm ? Southern Exposure ? 1934 ? Charley Chase ? 20m ? Roach

 

*Gamblers Synonymous*

8:00pm ? Rings On Her Fingers ? 1942 ? Henry Fonda ? 86m ? Fox ? Premiere

9:30pm ? Silver River ? 1948 ? Errol Flynn ? 110m ? WB

11:30pm ? Ocean?s Eleven ? 1960 ? Frank Sinatra ? 127m ? Dorchester ? PS

 

1:40am ? Jack Pot ? 1940 ? MGM Crime Does Not Pay ? 20m

 

*TCM Underground*

Battle of The Bands

2:00am ? Head ? 1968 ? The Monkees ? 86m ? Raybert

 

3:30am ? Hold On ? 1966 ? Peter Noone ? 85m ? Four Leaf ? PS

5:00am ? A Hard Day?s Night ? 1964 ? The Beatles ? UA

 

_Saturday ? June 11_

 

*Laughing In The Face Of Death*

6:30am ? Here Comes Mt. Jordan ? 1941 ? Claude Rains ? 93m ? Columbia ? PS

8:15am ? The Trouble With Harry ? 1956 ? John Forsythe ? 99m ? Paramount ? PS

10:15am ? Arsenic and Old Lace ? 1944 ? Cary Grant ? WB

 

*2nd Unit Stars ? Yakima Canutt*

12:30pm ? ?Neath Arizona Skies ? 1934 ? John Wayne ? 57m ? PD

1:30pm ? Hangman?s Knot ? 1952 ? Randolph Scott ? 81m ? Columbia ? PS

3:00pm ? Ivanhoe ? 1953 ? Robert Taylor ? 106m ? MGM

5:00pm ? Where Eagles Dare ? 1969 ? Richard Burton ? 158m ? MGM

 

*Overnight Stay*

The Essentials ? Key Largo ? 1948 ? Humphrey Bogart ? 100m ? WB

10:00pm ? Last Holiday ? 1950 ? Alec Guiness ? 88m ? ABPC ? Premiere

11:30pm ? The Bellboy ? 1960 ? Jerry Lewis ? 72m - JL Pictures ? PS

12:45am ? Easy Living ? 1937 ? Jean Arthur ? 88m ? Paramount ? PS

2:15am - Separate Tables ? 1958 ? David Niven ? 100m ? Hecht ? Hill ? PS

4:00am ? Shall We Dance ? 1937 ? Fred Astaire ? 109m ? RKO

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Program Notes

 

Another average week in my programming challenge life.

 

For my 5 studio premieres I chose Fox. The idea was to highlight one each weeknight but I couldn?t find one I liked with the Food theme so I wrapped a couple around Laurel and Hardy and spread the others over the other weeknights.

 

A couple of theme explanations are Sunday night ?Warner Brothers vs. The Marx Bros.? where the two films that brought a rather famous exchange of letters between Groucho and Jack Warner. Warners wanted to sue the Marxes for using ?Casablanca? in the title. An Osbourne introduction with some back story would be of interest to all.

 

?Out Of Their Box? on Wednesday is for actors who were thrown into something that they clearly were not known for. Cagney later, and more successfully, did some westerns.

 

?Men Are Too Smart? is my little rant on the current TV habit of portraying most men, at least in comedies, as dolts of the highest order.

 

Stan and Ollie are my Stars of The Month. Shorts are thrown in among the features. One Hardy solo film is featured.

 

2nd Unit Stars ? Yakima Canutt. He is one of the most important, seldom seen men in movies. His career has had him be actor, writer, stunt man, stunt coordinator, and director of many action scenes. He did the chariot race from ?Ben Hur.?

 

Most everything else is pretty plain.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010, Mother's Day

 

What If She Were Your Mother?

 

6:00 am Katina Paxinou. UNCLE SILAS (1947). BW-98 min., p/s. D: Charles Frank.

7:45 am Blanche Yurka. A TALE OF TWO CITIES (1935). BW-127 min., p/s. D: Jack Conway.

10:00 am Judith Anderson. REBECCA (1940). BW-131 min., p/s/ D: Alfred Hitchcock.

 

The Ultimate Sacrifice

 

12:15 pm Barbara Stanwyck. STELLA DALLAS (1937). BW-106 min., p/s. D: King Vidor.

2:15 pm Lizabeth Scott. PAID IN FULL (1950). BW-98 min. Premiere #1, Paramount. D: William Dieterle.

 

I'm Not Old Enough To Be Your Mother

 

4:00 pm Jessie Royce Landis/Cary Grant. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959). C-131 min., p/s. D: Alfred Hitchcock.

6:15 pm Angela Lansbury/Laurence Harvey. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962). BW-126 min., p/s. D: John Frankenheimer.

8:30 pm Jo Van Fleet/Susan Hayward. I'LL CRY TOMORROW (1955). BW-117 min., p/s. D: Daniel Mann.

10:30 pm Bette Davis/Alec Guinness. THE SCAPEGOAT (1959). BW-91 min., p/s. D: Robert Hamer.

 

Silent Sunday. 12:15 am Vera Baranovskaya. MOTHER (1926). BW-89 min. D: Vsevolod Pudovkin.

TCM Imports. 1:45 am Bernadette Lafont. THE MOTHER AND THE **** (1973). BW-215 min. D: Jean Eustache.

5:30 am Now Playing?May 2010.

 

Monday, May 10, 2010?Salute to the 1930s: Three on a Match

 

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy at Warner Brothers

 

6:00 am THREE ON A MATCH (1932). BW-64 min., p/s. Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak.

7:15 am BIG CITY BLUES (1932). BW-63 min., p/s. Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart.

8:30 am FIVE STAR FINAL (1931). BW-90 min., p/s. Edward G. Robinson.

 

Joan Bennett Premieres

 

10:15 am ME AND MY GAL (1932). BW-79 min. Fox Premiere #1. w/Spencer Tracy. D: Raoul Walsh.

11:45 am PRIVATE WORLDS (1935). BW-84 min. Premiere #2. Paramount. w/Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea. D: Gregory LaCava.

1:15 pm TRADE WINDS (1938). BW-93 min. Premiere #3. UA. D: Tay Garnett.

 

Directed by William Wyler

 

3:00 pm THESE THREE (1936). BW-93 min., p/s. Merle Oberon, Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea.

4:45 pm COUNSELLOR AT LAW (1933). BW-82 min., p/s. Premiere #4. John Barrymore.

6:15 pm THE GOOD FAIRY (1935). BW-97 min., p/s. Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall.

 

Gary Cooper: Young, Handsome, and Versatile

 

8:00 pm PETER IBBETSON (1935). BW-88 min., p/s. Premiere #5. Paramount. D: Henry Hathaway.

9:30 pm LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER (1935). BW-109 min., p/s. D: Henry Hathaway.

11:30 pm THE WEDDING NIGHT (1935). BW-83 min., p/s. D: King Vidor.

 

Girls, Songs, Busby Berkeley Production Numbers

 

1:00 am 42nd STREET (1933). BW-90 min., p/s. Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler. D: Lloyd Bacon.

2:45 am DAMES (1934). BW-91 min., p/s. Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler. D: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley.

4:30 am GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (1935). BW-98 min., p/s. Dick Powell, Gloria Stuart. D: Busby Berkeley.

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010?Scarlett Women: Hollywood and the Southern Belle

 

6:15 am Bette Davis. JEZEBEL (1938). BW-104 min., p/s. D: William Wyler.

8:00 am Paulette Goddard. REAP THE WILD WIND (1942). C-123 min., p/s. D: Cecil B. DeMille.

10:15 am Maureen O'Hara. THE FOXES OF HARROW (1947). BW-117 min. Premiere #6. Universal. D: John M. Stahl.

12:15 pm Vivien Leigh. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951). BW-125 min., p/s. D: Elia Kazan.

2:30 pm Gloria Grahame. THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1953). BW-118 min., p/s. D: Vincente Minnelli.

4:30 pm Jennifer Jones. RUBY GENTRY (1953). BW-82 min., p/s. D: King Vidor.

6:00 pm Dorothy Malone. WRITTEN ON THE WIND (1956). C-99 min., p/s. D: Douglas Sirk.

7:45 pm Elizabeth Taylor. RAINTREE COUNTY (1957). C-173 min., p/s. D: Edward Dmytryk.

10:45 pm Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn. SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1959). BW-115 min., p/s. D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

12:45 am Eleanor Parker. HOME FROM THE HILL (1960). C-150 min., p/s. D: Vincente Minnelli.

3:30 am Vivien Leigh. SHIP OF FOOLS (1965). BW-149 min., p/s. D: Stanley Kramer.

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

 

When America Loved the French

 

6:00 am Leslie Caron. LILI (1953). C-81 min., p/s. D: Charles Walters.

7:30 am Colette Marchand. MOULIN ROUGE (1952). C-120 min., p/s. D: John Huston.

9:45 am Zizi Jeanmaire. HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (1952). C-112 min., p/s. D: Charles Vidor.

11:45 am Corinne Calvet. THE FAR COUNTRY (1955). C-97 min., p/s. D: Anthony Mann.

1:30 pm Denise Darcel. WESTWARD THE WOMEN (1951). C-117 min., p/s. D: William Wellman.

3:30 pm Brigitte Bardot. SHALAKO (1968). C-113 min., p/s. D: Edward Dmytryk.

5:30 pm Capucine. THE SEVENTH DAWN (1964). C-123 min., p/s. D: Lewis Gilbert.

 

STAR OF THE MONTH: JENNIFER JONES

 

7:45 pm LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING (1955). C-102 min. Fox Premiere #2. w/William Holden. D: Henry King.

9:45 pm THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT (1956). C-153 min. Fox Premiere #3. w/Gregory Peck. D: Nunally Johnson.

12:30 am TENDER IS THE NIGHT (1962). C-142 min. Fox Premiere #4. w/Jason Robards, Jr. D: Henry King.

3:00 am A FAREWELL TO ARMS (1957). C-152 min. Fox Premiere #5. w/Rock Hudson. D: Charles Vidor.

 

5:45 am Short: MANHATTA (1921). BW-11 min. D: Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand.

 

Thursday, May 13, 2010: Food, Glorious Food

 

6:00 am ALL THE FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS (1960). C-112 min., p/s. Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner. D: Michael Anderson.

 

Ham and Eggs

 

8:00 am TWENTIETH CENTURY (1934). BW-91 min., p/s. John Barrymore. D: Howard Hawks.

9:45 am TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962). BW-129 min., p/s. Gregory Pecl. D: Robert Mulligan.

12:00 pm LADIES OF LEISURE (1930). BW-99 min., p/s. Barbara Stanwyck. D: Frank Capra.

1:45 pm COOL HAND LUKE (1967). C-126 min., p/s. Paul Newman. D: Stuart Rosenberg.

 

"Some get the gravy, some get the gristle...some get nothing"

 

4:00 pm I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG (1932). BW-91 min., p/s. Paul Muni. D: Mervyn LeRoy.

5:45 pm OLIVER TWIST (1948). BW-116 min., p/s. Alec Guinness. D: David Lean.

7:45 pm SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC (1948). C-111 min., p/s. John Mills. D: Charles Frend.

9:45 pm MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944). C-113 min., p/s. Judy Garland. D: Vincente Minnelli.

 

A Tribute to Joni Mitchell

 

11:45 pm THE STORY OF THREE LOVES (1953). C-122 min., p/s. Moira Shearer, James Mason. D: Gottfried Reinhardt, Vincente Minnelli.

2:00 am THE ARRANGEMENT (1969). C-125 min., p/s. Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway. D: Elia Kazan.

4:15 pm ALICE'S RESTAURANT (1969). C-111 min., p/s. Arlo Guthrie. D: Arthur Penn.

 

Friday, May 14, 2010

 

Henry Willson Clients: The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson

 

6:15 am Lana Turner. ZIEGFELD GIRL (1940). BW-132 min., p/s. D: Robert Z. Leonard.

8:30 am Jon Hall. THE HURRICANE (1937). BW-110 min., p/s. D: John Ford.

10:30 am Guy Madison. TILL THE END OF TIME (1946). BW-105 min., p/s. D: Edward Dmytryk.

12:30 pm Rory Calhoun. THE SPOILERS (1955). C-84 min., p/s. D: Jesse Hibbs.

2:00 am Tab Hunter. LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE (1958). BW-93 min., p/s. D: William Wellman.

3:45 pm Rock Hudson. MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (1954). Premiere #7. C-108 min., p/s. D: Douglas Sirk.

5:45 pm Troy Donahue. A SUMMER PLACE (1959). Premiere #8. C-130 min. D: Delmer Daves.

 

Guest Programmer

 

8:00 pm THE MORTAL STORM (1940). BW-100 min., p/s. James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan. D: Frank Borzage.

9:45 pm THE LEFT HAND OF GOD (1955). C-87 min., p/s. Humphrey Bogart, Gene Tierney. D: Edward Dmytryk.

11:15 pm SHERLOCK JR. (1924). BW-45 min., p/s. D: Buster Keaton.

12:15 am SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941). BW-90 min., p/s. Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake. D: Preston Sturges.

 

TCM Underground Visits Camp Joan

 

2:00 am Joan Collins. SEA WIFE (1957). BW-81 min. w/ Richard Burton. D: Bob McNaught.

3:30 am Joan Crawford. TORCH SONG (1953). C-90 min. D: Charles Walters.

 

5:15 am I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943). BW-69 min., p/s. Frances Dee, Tom Ellison. D: Jacques Tourneur.

 

Saturday, May 15, 2010?Day for Night

 

6:30 am CRISS CROSS (1949). BW-88 min., p/s. Burt Lancaster, Yvonne DeCarlo. D: Robert Siodmak.

8:00 am THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946). BW-84 min., p/s. Dorothy McGuire, George Brent. D: Robert Siodmak.

9:30 am HANGOVER SQUARE (1945). BW-77 min., p/s. Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell. D: John Brahm.

11:00 am GASLIGHT (1940). BW-85 min., p/s. Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard. D: Thorold Dickinson.

12:30 pm FANNY BY GASLIGHT (1944). BW-107 min. Premiere #9. James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger. D: Anthony Asquith.

 

Noir Has Many Faces

 

2:30 pm THE END OF THE AFFAIR (1955). BW-105 min., p/s. Van Johnson, Deborah Kerr. D: Edward Dmytryk.

4:30 pm THE SEVENTH CROSS (1944). BW-110 min., p/s. Spencer Tracy, Signe Hasso. D: Fred Zinnemann.

6:30 pm THE BLACK BOOK (1949). BW-89 min., p/s. Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart. D: Anthony Mann.

 

Return of the Mothers

 

8:00 pm TCM Presents the Essentials: THE FURIES (1950). BW-109 min. Premiere #10. Barbara Stanwyck, Judith Anderson, Blanche Yurka. D: Anthony Mann.

10:00 pm THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS (1946). BW-116 min., p/s. Barbara Stanwyck, Lizabeth Scott. D: Lewis Milestone.

12:00 am DEAD RECKONING (1947). BW-100 min., p/s. Lizabeth Scott. D: John Cromwell.

1:45 am LADY SCARFACE (1941). BW-66 min., p/s. Judith Anderson. D: Frank Woodruff.

3:00 am FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (1943). BW-168 min., p/s. Katina Paxinou. D: Sam Wood.

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The Star of the Month could only be the much missed Jennifer Jones, and Wednesday highlights four of her Fox films new to TCM. Sunday is Mother's Day. Perhaps your mom has faults, but can you imagine having any of the three terrors as your mother? On a lighter note, sometimes Hollywood mothers are close to the age of their screen children, and these are four famous examples. Jean Eustache's masterpiece The Mother and the ****, though much admired, is not readily available.

 

Monday takes its cue from Three on a Match to present five groups of three related films. 15 films in 24 hours: it works for the 1930s, but sure wouldn't work today. Tuesday salutes the Southern belle. During the classic era the South was the most exotic part of the country, and unlike most women, the belle had permission to be stubborn, willful, manipulative, sexy, eccentric, neurotic, or just plain nuts. Hollywood paid a surprising amount of attention to the aging belle as well. It's no coincidence that the films scheduled include four Oscar-winning performances and three other nominations.

 

Today a surprising number of Americans have negative views of the French, but that was not true earlier, especially in the 1950s. Hollywood kept trying to make stars of French actresses, though most of them did not succeed.

 

Food, Glorious Food: OK, I'm playing with the ham idea. Barrymore plays a ham actor in Twentieth Century, and Scout dresses as a ham in To Kill a Mockingbird. But Stanwyck cooks eggs for her man, and Paul Newman bets that he can eat 50 hard-boiled eggs. A life-changing scene in I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang involves a hamburger in a diner. Too bad we can't all have family dinners like the one in Meet Me in St. Louis. The quotation is from Joni Mitchell's song "Banquet," so the evening continues with the movie that inspired her when she was a girl. She loved the Rachmaninoff theme used in The Story of Three Loves. Mitchell wrote songs for The Arrangement and Alice's Restaurant.

 

Friday features clients of Henry Willson, the agent who found and re-named a number of extremely good-looking movie stars. The guest programmer is my other half, who supposedly doesn't like classic films but has been known to get thoroughly hooked on some, including these four, which aren't the obvious choices to convert someone to TCM. TCM Underground visits Camp Joan: Joan Collins as a nun and Joan Crawford lip-synching in blackface. After Crawford in Torch Song, why did I think of zombies? Oh....

 

On Saturday you don't have to wait until dark to watch film noir. The End of the Affair, The Seventh Cross, and The Black Book apply noir styling to subjects not normally associated with noir. The Furies, that noirish psychological western plus women's melodrama, is essential viewing for me. The rest of the day features films starring the first five actresses from Mother's Day.

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Movieman and King,

 

Thank you both for entering the Challenge. Both of you have joined the ranks of the other Challengers with terrific schedules! This is shaping up to a real run for the roses as they say in horse racing.

 

King, did I miss your preferred studio in your notes? I think you implied it was Fox with the Jennifer Jones tribute but I'm not sure.

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To clarify, the Fox premieres are Me and My Gal, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Tender Is the Night, and A Farewell to Arms (1957).

 

The other premieres are Paid in Full, Private Worlds, Trade Winds, Counsellor at Law, Peter Ibbetson, The Foxes of Harrow, Magnificent Obsession (1954), A Summer Place, Fanny by Gaslight, and The Furies.

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Just taking time to let you know that all this hard work is appreciated. I am lucky to be able to just keep up to date reading Boards, let alone make a schedule. I will do my part and be sure to vote when the time come. Thanks to all who participate. I am always in awe to see our talented members' contributions. cinemafan

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Only three weeks left to go before this Challenge ends.

 

We've got some wonderful schedules so far.

 

I know a couple of posters are busy working away on theirs.

 

Are you?

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> {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote}

> *May I do a second one?*

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> Sans,

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> I appreciate your enthusiasm but only schedule per poster is allowed.

 

Aw, why? Since I finished mine, I've been kicking around a few "maybe I should have . . ." ideas. What if SF and I teamed up to do one? Two halves making up a different whole? Huh, huh, huh?

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*What if SF and I teamed up to do one? Two halves making up a different whole? Huh, huh, huh?*

 

As much as I appreciate the enthusiasm, I have to respectfully say no. It would not be fair to the others who have yet to post a schedule for the two of you to have more than one schedule (no matter how divided the two halves).

 

I would like to suggest that you both save those "leftover" ideas for the next Challenge. It is always good to be thinking ahead.

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*WEEK OF JULY 18, 2010*

 

*WEEKLONG THEME: THE 55th ANNIVERSARY OF DISNEYLAND*

Disneyland was dedicated with a press preview on July 17, 1955, and opened to the general public July 18, 1955.

 

 

*SUNDAY JULY 18, 2010*

 

 

*FANTASYLAND*

 

*SNOW WHITE?S SCARY ADVENTURES: The choreography of Onna WHITE*

*6:00am* *Oliver!* (1968) Ron Moody & Mark Lester, dir Carol Reed, 154min COLUMBIA (p/s)

*8:45am* *Bye Bye Birdie* (1963) Dick Van Dyke & Janet Leigh, dir George Sidney 112min COLUMBIA (p/s)

 

*MAD TEA PARTY: Tea time*

*10:45am* *Teahouse of the August Moon* (1956) Marlon Brando & Glenn Ford, dir Daniel Mann 124min MGM

 

*SLEEPING BEAUTY?S CASTLE: in castles*

*1:00pm* *The Adventures of Robin Hood* (1938) Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland, dir William Keighley 103min WB

*2:45pm* *The Court Jester* (1955) Danny Kaye & Glynis Johns, dir Norman Panama & Melvyn Frank 101min PARAMOUNT (p/s)

 

*KING ARTHUR CARROUSEL: King Arthur retold*

*4:30pm* *A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court* (1949) Bing Crosby & Rhonda Fleming, dir Tay Garnett 107 min PARAMOUNT (p/s)

*6:30pm* *Monty Python and the Holy Grail* (1975) Graham Chapman & John Cleese, dir. Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam 89min COLUMBIA *Premier*

 

*MR TOAD?S WILD RIDE: Car lovers*

*8:00pm* *A New Leaf* (1971) Walter Matthau & Elaine May, dir Elaine May, 102 min PARAMOUNT *Premier*

*9:45pm* *The Happiest Millionaire* (1967) Fred MacMurray & Tommy Steele, dir Norman Tokar 164min DISNEY *Premier*

 

*Silent Sunday Nights*

*PETER PAN?S FLIGHT: Aviation*

*12:30pm* *WINGS* (1927) Richard Arlen & Charles ?Buddy? Rogers, dir William A Wellman 139min PARAMOUNT

 

*IT?S A SMALL WORLD: TCM imports*

*3:00am* *Grave of the Fireflies* (1988) Tsutomu Tatsumi & Ayano Shiraishi, dir Isao Takahata 89min GHIBLI/ADV (p/s)

 

*MONDAY JULY 19, 2010*

 

 

*FANTASYLAND continued*

 

*ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Alice in titles*

*4:30am* *Alice?s Restaurant* (1969) Arlo Guthrie & Patricia Quinn, dir. Arthur Penn 111min UA (p/s)

*6:30pm* *Alice Adams* (1935) Katharine Hepburn & Fred MacMurray, dir. George Stevens 100min RKO

*8:15am* *Alice in Wonderland* (1903) May Clark & Cecil M Hepworth, dir Cecil M Hepworth & Percy Stow 8min Edison/Hepworth

 

*MATTERHORN BOBSLEDS: Murder (filmed) in the Alps*

*8:30am* *Charade* (1963) Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant, dir Stanley Donen 113 min PUBLIC DOMAIN

*10:30am* *Murder on the Orient Express* (1974) Albert Finney & Sean Connery, dir Sidney Lumet 128min PARAMOUNT (p/s)

 

*CASEY JR. CIRCUS TRAIN: Musical circus trains*

*12:45pm* *Billy Rose?s Jumbo* (1962) Doris Day & Stephen Boyd, dir Charles Walters, 127min MGM

*3:00pm* *At the Circus* (1939) The Marx Brothers & Margaret Dumont, dir Edward Buzzell 87min MGM

 

*PINNOCHIO?S DARING JOURNEY: Muppet Madness*

*4:30pm* *Dark Crystal* (1982) Jim Henson & Frank Oz, dir Jim Henson 93 min UNIVERSAL *Premier*

*6:15pm* *The Great Muppet Caper* (1981) Frank Oz & Jim Henson, dir Jim Henson 98min HENSON/DISNEY *Premier*

 

*STORYBOOKLAND: Children?s novels & stories*

*8:00pm* *Little Women* (1994) Wynona Ryder & Susan Sarandon, dir Gillian Armstrong 118min COLUMBIA *Premier*

*10:00pm* *The Secret Garden* (1949) Margaret O?Brien & Herbert Marshall, dir Fred M Willcox 93min MGM

*11:45am* *Hans Christian Andersen* (1952) Danny Kaye & Farley Granger, dir Charles Vidor 112min GOLDWYN/RKO (p/s)

*1:45am* *The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm* (1962) Laurence Harvey & Claire Bloom, dir Henry Levin & George Pal 136min MGM (p/s)

 

 

*TUESDAY JULY 20, 2010*

 

 

*CRITTER COUNTRY*

 

*SPLASH MOUNTAIN: The Confederacy*

*4:15am* *Jezebel* (1938) Bette Davis & Henry Fonda, dir William Wyler 105min WB

*6:00am* *Shenandoah* (1965) James Stewart & Doug McClure, dir Andrew McLaglen 106min UNIVERSAL (p/s)

 

*THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH: Out of body experiences*

*8:00am* *Heaven Can Wait* (1978) Warren Beatty & Julie Christie, dir Warren Beatty & Buck Henry 102min PARAMOUNT (p/s)

*9:45am* *Goodbye, Charlie* (1964) Tony Curtis & Debbie Reynolds, dir Vincente Minelli 117min FOX *Premier*

 

 

*ADVENTURELAND*

 

ALADDIN?S PALACE: travel talk short

*11:45am* *Africa Speaks?English* (1933) Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, dir Roy Mack 11min WB

 

*TARZAN?S TREEHOUSE: Classic tree houses*

*12:00pm* *To Kill a Mockingbird* (1962) Gregory Peck & Mary Badham, dir Robert Mulligan 130min UNIVERSAL (p/s)

*2:15pm* *Swiss Family Robinson* (1960) John Mills & Dorothy Maguire, dir Ken Annakin 127min DISNEY (p/s)

 

*ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM: Very Important Parrots*

*4:30pm* *The Ladykillers* (1955) Alec Guinness & Katie Johnson, dir Alexander Mackendrick 97min J ARTHUR RANK (p/s)

*6:15pm* *What?s So Bad About Feeling Good?* (1968) Mary Tyler Moore & George Pappard, dir George Seaton, 94min Universal *Premier*

 

*INDIANA JONES ADVENTURE & THE JUNGLE CRUISE: White folks in Africa*

*8:00pm* *Raiders of the Lost Ark* (1981) Harrison Ford & Karen Allen, dir Stephen Spielberg 115min PARAMOUNT *Premier*

*10:00pm* *The African Queen* (1951) Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn, dir John Huston 105min PARAMOUNT (p/s)

*12:00am* *The Man Who Knew Too Much* (1956) James Stewart & Doris Day, dir Alfred Hitchcock 121min PARAMOUNT (p/s)

*2:15am* *Casablanca* (1942) Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman, dir Michael Curtiz 103min WB (p/s)

 

 

*WEDNESDAY JULY 21, 2010*

 

 

*MICKEY?S *****

 

*MICKEY?S ****: Animation in live action films*

*4:00am* *Bedknobs & Broomsticks* (1971) Angela Lansbury & David Tomlinson, dir Robert Stevenson, 118min DISNEY (p/s)

*6:00am* *The Incredible Mr. Limpett* (1964) Don Knotts & Andrew Duggan, dir Arthur Lubin 100min WB (p/s)

 

*ROGER RABBIT?S CAR TOON SPIN: Crazy Cars*

*7:45am* *The Absent Minded Professor* (1961) Fred MacMurray & Nancy Olsen, dir Robert Stevenson 95min DISNEY (p/s)

*9:30pm* *The Love Bug* (1968) Dean Jones & Michele Lee, dir Robert Stevenson 107min DISNEY (p/s)

 

*CHIP ?N DALE TREEHOUSE: The original Chip*

*11:30am* *Goodbye, Mr. Chips* (1939) Robert Donat & Greer Garson, dir Sam Wood 115min MGM

 

*MICKEY?S HOUSE: Mickey Rooney*

*1:30pm* *Mickey?s Whirlwinds* (1930) Mickey Rooney & Delia Bogard, dir Albert Herman, 18min RKO

*2:00pm* *A Midsummer Night?s Dream* (1935) Olivia de Havilland & Mickey Rooney, dir William Dieterle & Max Reinhardt, 133m WB

 

*DONALD?S BOAT: On our lovely houseboat*

*4:15pm* *Dear Brigitte* (1965) James Stewart & Bill Mumy, dir Henry Koster 100min FOX *Premier*

*6:00pm* *What a Way to Go* (1964) ?Shirley MacLaine & Robert Cummings, dir J Lee Thompson, 111min FOX *Premier*

 

 

*MAIN STREET USA*

 

*MAIN STREET USA: Americana*

*8:00pm* *Meet Me in St Louis* (1944) Judy Garland & Margaret O?Brien, dir Vincente Minelli 113min MGM

*10:00pm* *Yankee Doodle Dandy* (1942) James Cagney & Walter Huston, dir Michael Curtiz 126min WB

*12:15am* *The Music Man* (1962) Robert Preston & Shirley Jones, dir Morton da Costa 152min WB (p/s)

*3:00am* *Hello, Dolly!* (1969) Barbra Streisand & Walter Matthau, dir Gene Kelly 146min FOX (p/s)

 

 

*THURSDAY JULY 22, 2010*

 

 

*MAIN STREET USA continued*

 

*GREAT MOMENTS WITH MR LINCOLN: Lincoln in cinema*

*5:30am* *Littlest Rebel* (1935) Shirley Temple & Frank McGlynn as Lincoln, dir David Butler 73min FOX (p/s)

*6:45am* *Young Mr. Lincoln* (1939) Henry Fonda & Alice Brady, dir John Ford 101min FOX (p/s)

 

 

*FRONTIERLAND*

 

*FRONTIERLAND SHOOTIN? EXPOSITION: Gunfighters*

*8:30am* *Shane* (1953) Alan Ladd & Jean Arthur, dir George Stevens 118min PARAMOUNT (p/s)

*10:30am* *Support Your Local Gunfighter* (1971) James Garner & Suzanne Pleshette, dir Burt Kennedy 93min MGM (p/s)

 

*MARK TRAIN RIVERBOAT: Life on the Mississippi*

*12:15pm* *The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn* (1939) Mickey Rooney & Rex Ingram, dir Richard Thorpe 92min MGM

*2:00pm* *Steamboat Bill, Jr.* (1928) Buster Keaton & Ernest Torrence, dir Charles F Reisner 70min UA (p/s)

 

*SAILING SHIP COLUMBIA: Laughton at sea*

*3:15pm* *Mutiny on the Bounty* (1935) Charles Laughton & Clark Gable, dir Frank Lloyd 133min (p/s) MGM

*5:30pm* *Captain Kidd* (1945) Charles Laughton & Randolf Scott, dir Rowland V Lee UA 90min (p/s)

*7:00pm* *BRAND NEW PRIVATE SCREENINGS: CHARLES LAUGHTON* 55min

 

*Star of the Month: WARD BOND*

*BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD: Bond & Ford?s Monument Valley adventure*

*8:00pm* *Wagon Master* (1950) Ward Bond & Ben Johnson, dir John Ford 86 min RKO

*9:30pm* *Fort Apache* (1948) Henry Fonda & Ward Bond, dir John Ford 128 min RKO

*11:45pm* *My Darling Clementine* (1946) Henry Fonda & Ward Bond, dir John Ford 97 min FOX (p/s)

*1:30am* *The Searchers* (1956) John Wayne & Ward Bond, dir John Ford 119 min WB (p/s)

 

 

*FRIDAY JULY 23, 2010*

 

 

*TOMORROWLAND*

 

*STAR TOURS: Robots*

*3:30am* *Forbidden Planet* (1956) Walter Pidgeon & Anne Francis, dir Fred M Wilcox 99min (p/s) MGM

*5:15am* *The Day the Earth Stood Still* (1951) Michael Rennie & Patricia Neal, dir Robert Wise 92min FOX (p/s)

*7:00am* *Castle in the Sky* (1986) Mayumi Tanaka & Keiko Yokozawa, dir Hayao Miyazaki 124min GHIBLI/DISNEY (p/s)

 

*BUZZ LIGHTYEAR ASTRO BLASTERS: Characters named Buzz*

*9:15am* James Bush as Buzz in *Ceiling Zero* (1936) James Cagney & Pat O?Brien, dir Howard Hawks 95min WB

*11:00am* Corey Allen as Buzz Gunderson in *Rebel Without a Cause* (1955) James Dean & Natalie Wood, dir Nicholas Ray 111min (p/s) WB (p/s)

*1:00pm* Tim Considine as Buzz Miller *The Shaggy Dog* (1959) Fred MacMurray & Jean Hagen, dir Charles Barton 102min DISNEY (p/s)

*2:45pm* Bruce Podewell as Buzz Turner in *Mr. B Natural* (1957) Betty Luster & Bruce Podewell, dir Phil Patton 31 min Conn Ltd

 

*FINDING NEMO SUBMARINE VOYAGE: Scary Submarines*

*3:30pm* *Destination Tokyo* (1943) Cary Grant & John Garfield, dir Dehlmer Daves 135min WB

*5:45pm* *The Hunt for Red October* (1990) Sean Connery & Alec Baldwin, dir John McTiernan 135min PARAMOUNT *Premier*

 

*Food Challenge *

*REDD ROCKETT?S PIZZA PORT: Tasty Titles*

*8:00pm* *The Ghost & Mr. CHICKEN* (1966) Don Knotts & Joan Staley, dir Alan Rafkin 90min UNIVERSAL *Premier*

*9:45pm* *The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again* (1979) Tim Conway & Don Knotts, dir Vincent McEveety 89min DISNEY (p/s)

*11:15pm* *DOUGHboys* (1930) Buster Keaton & Cliff Edwards, dir Edward Sedgwick 79min MGM

*12:45am* *ANIMAL CRACKERS* (1930) The Marx Brothers & Margaret Dumont, dir Victor Heerman 97min (p/s) PARAMOUNT

 

*TCM Underground*

*HONEY I SHRUNK THE AUDIENCE: I?m shrinking!*

*2:30am* *The Incredible Shrinking Man* (1957) Grant Williams & Randy Stuart, dir Jack Arnold 81min UNIVERSAL

 

 

*SATURDAY JULY 24, 2010*

 

 

*NEW ORLEANS SQUARE*

 

*NEW ORLEANS SQUARE: Swing it*

*4:00am* *Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra* (1938) Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly, dir Lloyd French 10min WB

*4:10am* *Artie Shaw and His Orchestra* (1939) Artie Shaw & Helen Forrest, dir Roy Mack 10min WB

*4:20am* *Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra* (1945) Desi Arnaz, dir Jack Scholl 10min WB

 

*THE HAUNTED MANSION: Haunted houses*

*4:30pm* *The Haunting* (1963) Julie Harris & Claire Bloom, dir. Robert Wise, 112min (p/s) MGM

*6:30pm* *Poltergeist* (1982) Craig T Nelson & Beatrice Straight, dir Tobe Hooper 115min MGM/UA (p/s)

 

*PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: Pirates! Yarrr!*

*8:30am* *The Pirate* (1948) Judy Garland & Gene Kelly, dir Vincente Minelli 102min MGM

*10:15pm* *Treasure Island* (1950) Bobby Driscoll & Robert Newton, dir Byron Haskin 96min DISNEY (p/s)

 

*DISNEYLAND RAILROAD: Hitch?s Trains*

*12:00pm* *Strangers on a Train* (1951) Farley Granger & Robert Walker, dir Alfred Hitchcock 103min WB (p/s)

*1:45pm* *North by Northwest* (1959) Cary Grant & Eva Marie Saint, dir Alfred Hitchcock 137min MGM (p/s)

*4:15pm* *The Lady Vanishes* (1938) Margaret Lockwood & Michael Redgrave, dir Alfred Hitchcock 99min PUBLIC DOMAIN

*6:00pm* *Shadow of a Doubt* (1943) Joseph Cotton & Teresa Wright, dir Alfred Hitchcock 108min STUDIO

 

*CLUB 33: The Best of 1933*

*The Essentials: Lady for a Day*

*8:00pm* *Lady for a Day* (1933) May Robson & Warren William, dir Frank Capra 96min COLUMBIA (p/s)

*9:45pm* *King Kong* (1933) Fay Wray & Robert Armstrong, dir Merian C. Cooper 104min RKO

*11:45pm* *42nd Street* (1933) Ruby Keeler & Dick Powell, dir Lloyd Bacon, 90min WB

*1:30am* *She Done Him Wrong* (1933) Mae West & Cary Grant, dir Lowell Sherman 66min PARAMOUNT *Premier*

*2:45am* *Little Women* (1933) Katharine Hepburn & Spring Byington, dir George Cukor 116min RKO

*4:45am* *Duck Soup* (1933) -The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, dir Leo McCarey, Paramount, 68min (p/s)

 

 

 

PREMIERS

 

FIVE FILM RULE: PARAMOUNT

(I only used 4, just in case)

*A New Leaf* (1971)

*The Hunt for Red October* (1990)

*She Done Him Wrong* (1933)

*Raiders of the Lost Ark* (1981)

 

OTHER PREMIERS:

*Monty Python and the Holy Grail* (1975) COLUMBIA

*Little Women* (1994) COLUMBIA

*The Happiest Millionaire* (1967) DISNEY

*The Great Muppet Caper* (1981) HENSON/DISNEY

*Goodbye, Charlie* (1964) FOX

*Dear Brigitte* (1965) FOX

*What a Way to Go!* (1964) FOX

*The Ghost & Mr CHICKEN* (1966) UNIVERSAL

*Dark Crystal* (1982) UNIVERSAL

*What?s So Bad About Feeling Good?* (1968) Universal

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*PROGRAMMING NOTES*

 

(I'm in a hurry so please forgive all type-os)

 

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT: Wings (1927)

TCM IMPORTS: Grave of the Fireflies (1988) -Japan

STAR OF THE MONTH: Ward Bond

TCM UNDERGROUND: The incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

THE ESSENTIALS: Lady for a Day

 

PREMIERES

 

FIVE FILM RULE: PARAMOUNT (only used 4 just in case):

*A New Leaf* (1971) Paramount

*The Hunt for Red October* (1990) PARAMOUNT

*She Done Him Wrong* (1933) PARAMOUNT

*Raiders of the Lost Ark* (1981) PARAMOUNT

 

OTHER PREMIERS:

*Monty Python and the Holy Grail* (1975) COLUMBIA

*Little Women* (1994) COLUMBIA

*The Happiest Millionaire* (1967) DISNEY

*The Great Muppet Caper* (1981) HENSON/DISNEY

*Goodbye, Charlie* (1964) FOX

*Dear Brigitte* (1965) FOX

*What a Way to Go!* (1964) FOX

*The Ghost & Mr CHICKEN* (1966) UNIVERSAL

*Dark Crystal* (1982) UNIVERSAL

*What?s So Bad About Feeling Good?* (1968) Universal

 

About my schedule:

 

I chose Ward Bond because he is amazing and never gets recognized. He may seem like "just a character actor" but he has had as many lead parts as, say, Claude Rains, and is just as talented, IMHO. I love giving character actors their due, and he is one of my favorites. I had to recognize him.

 

Disneyland is one of my favorite places ever, and I thought, hey, how fun to do a week long tribute and use the park as a theme! I used the park as it is now, so there's no attractions that aren't open anymore, and it's Tarzan's Treehouse instead of the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse, etc. But MAN it was hard to narrow it down to those films---how do you decide between all the films with "Alice" or "tea" in the title? or all the films about King Arthur? It's nice, though, to have lots of choices so I have some wiggle room when time doesn't work for me. I was able to have some fun, too, not being too rigid. This is why I started the schedule with my favorite theme, the tribute to the amazing choreographer Onna White (who has the same last name as Snow White, get it?)--I love recognizing non-actors and non-directors, don't you? Other filmmakers get so little credit. My other favorite schedule is "characters named Buzz" because I realized how common that name was in the '50s and thought that was a common bond never used before. (It might have been, but I don't remember it.)

 

I grouped things by Land. Fantasy Land got two days because, being one of the original lands, it has by far the most rides/attractions. I tried, however, to put the family type films on Sunday afternoon/evening because in my house Sunday is a day to spend with the family and watch classics together. Plus after all that happiness I was able to schedule a really depressing movie for TCM Imports (Grave of the Fireflies doesn't get the recognition it deserves). I was so pleased to find an excuse to show two amazing Henson films, The Dark Crystal and The Great Muppet Caper. For the Storybookland schedule I grouped the films, 2 novel films, and 2 short story collections.

 

Only sometimes did I show the actual film the rides were based on so that when I did it was special. For example, I showed Raiders of the Lost Ark, the basis for the Indiana Jones ride, and African Queen, the basis for The Jungle Cruise. Even though it's Tarzan's treehouse, I miss when it was the Swiss Family Treehouse, so I scheduled the Disney Swiss Family Robinson in honor of that, which has the best cinematic Treehouse ever, IMHO. Big Thunder Mountain is based on that Monument Valley/Bryce Canyon area in Southern Utah, so I took the opportunity to show some of John Ford's amazing films that were filmed in Monument Valley.

 

Rather than show Who Framed Roger Rabbit for toon town (that's what Toon Town is based on), I went with other films where toons are in a live action world. I showed my favorite Disney "live action" film, which is also highly underappreciated, Bedknobs and Broomsticks. I chose from the myriad of non-Disney animation combined with live action films and picked the Incredible Mr Limpett. (Since the next two films were Disney I didn't want Disney overkill). For Donald's Boathouse I almost went with a Donald O'Connor theme but thought that would have been too Musical-y, considering the night theme, so I went with two movies about characters who live in houseboats. I also thought What a Way to Go, which "makes fun" of musicals with Gene Kelly, was a nice transition into the musicals. By the way, those Main Street USA films, which are all based in the time frame Main Street USA is referencing, also all contain music heard on Main Street USA year round (except at Christmastime of course). Main Street USA, by the way, also plays music from "Oklahoma".

 

The Lincoln show just barely reopened last month, so, yay, I could show some Lincoln films. I thought a Shirley Temple film was good to transition out of the musicals of the night, and a John Ford film would be a good transition into Frontierland. Frontierland includes a brand new Private Screenings with Charles Laughton, one of the many amazing actors I wish Robert Osbourne could interview!

 

The food challenge was easy to work into the schedule, since overpriced restaurants and food stands are more common than characters in Disneyland. For my food challenge I almost went with films featuring restaurants, but I thought it would be more creative, and more fun for me, to have movies with Tasty Titles (food embedded in the title). So I have 2 Don Knotts films and 2 1930 films.

 

I saved New Orleans Square for the last because I love it the most!

 

Most of the themes are self-explanatory. However, some of the themes inspired by rides and attractions are only obvious if you remember the ride pretty well. For those of you who have never been to Disneyland, or who barely remember it, here is a guide to understanding those themes:

 

*MR TOAD?S WILD RIDE: Car lovers* ---In the ride, which is based on the disney version of The Wind in the Willows, Mr Toad becomes obsessed with cars (and goes to jail for it), so I scheduled two films that have characters obsessed with cars. (I found a common link between two movies I wanted to premier anyway, and they fit with a ride!)

 

*STORYBOOKLAND: Children?s novels & stories* ---This ride is all about riding on canal boats and looking at dioramas of classic fairy tales and other stories. This is why the schedule contains movies of famous stories, 2 collections of classic short stories and 2 novels.

 

*SPLASH MOUNTAIN: The Confederacy* ---Splash Mountain is known for the big drop at the end that gets everyone wet, but 90% of the ride is a diorama of the "Br'er Rabbit" section of the film *Song of the South* --hence my films set in the South, both during the Civil War.

 

*THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH: Out of body experiences* ---This one sounds like a reach, but if you've ever ridden the fairly recent ride, you'd know why I did this. You may remember the cartoon *Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day* in which Pooh dreams of Heffalumps and Woozles. A huge part of this ride is not only the dream, but showing Pooh's "spirit" leave his body, then watching his spirit float around and go to the land of Heffalumps and Woozles, then the spirit goes back. In fact this is the coolest part of the ride. So I chose two films in which someone's spirit leaves their body. (In this case, they both die, but their spirit leaves their body and enters into another person's body and stays there.)

 

*ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM: Very Important Parrots* ---The Tiki Room is all about animatronic parrots talking to you, singing, dancing, and doing elaborate production numbers, but basically is all about parrots, so I picked two films that feature parrots.

 

*DONALD?S BOAT: On our lovely houseboat* ---**** is basically 1 roller coaster and a bunch of buildings you walk through. Most of the buildings are the houses of famous cartoon characters. Donald Duck, being a sea creature, then, lives on a boat. So these are films with people who live on houseboats.

 

*SAILING SHIP COLUMBIA: Laughton at sea* ---The sailing Ship Columbia has turned into a pirate ship but was based on a regular ship, and now I forgot which one, so these are "regular ship" movies that have ships that look just like the Columbia. I picked two Laughtons so I could do Private Screenings: Charles Laughton, which we Laughton fans wish could actually exist.

 

*BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD: Bond & Ford?s Monument Valley adventure* ---As I said before, Big Thunder Mountain is actually based on the rock formations in Southern Utah, in the Bryce Canyon/Zion's/Monument Valley area.

 

*NEW ORLEANS SQUARE: Swing it* ---New Orleans square not only looks like New Orleans, it sounds like it too. You go there to hear live jazz bands and recorded Jazz music (every land has their own soundtrack), so I put in some vintage jazz shorts.

 

*DISNEYLAND RAILROAD: Hitch?s Trains* ---The Disneyland Railroad stops in every land so it can fit in any land, you see? I took advantage of this to put it in New Orleans. Hitchcock seems to use trains a lot so I scheduled my favorite of his train movies.

 

*CLUB 33: The Best of 1933* ---I knew you'd understand the connection between "33" and "1933" but a lot of people never heard of Club 33. Club 33 is an exclusive restaurant in New Orleans Square where Disney used to dine, the only place that serves alcohol, so exclusive there is a year wait on reservations. So I had to do a tribute to that special place to close it up, as well as doing tribute to an amazing year in Hollywood history. Why of all those did I choose Lady for a Day for the Essential film? Because it's my favorite of them all, because it STILL makes me cry, because it's everything a films should be--funny, tender, for men and women, great characters, a semi-surprise ending that I didn't expect when I saw it, and afterwards you feel compelled to treat people better and help the poor. Plus it's by one of my favorite directors Frank Capra! How essential can you get?

 

I hope y'all like & understand my schedule because I worked hard on it. I'm quite proud, and I hope TCM will show all my premiers, especially the ones that don't exist on "home video". Please?!?!

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Work continues on my schedule. (Wow, is this really the 15th Challenge? That being the case, I figure I've now created schedules with over a thousand movies since this began with Path. LOL, I should be earning a Masters degree in programming by now.)

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