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The 19th TCM Programming Challenge: Easy as 1-2-3

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Welcome to the unofficial 19th TCM Programming Challenge--Easy as 1-2-3!


1. Challenge #19 begins now and closes at midnight Pacific time on June 30, 2011.


2. Select any week between in the calendar year between July 3, 2011 and July 7, 2012.

a. Your schedule must begin at exactly 6:00 a.m. Eastern time on Sunday and must conclude at exactly 6:00 am the next Sunday.

b. Each day's programming begins at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern time.

c. Primetime/evening begins at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern time every evening.

d. Because evening films will have introductions and closing comments, please leave enough time for them in your schedule.

e. Feature movies begin at x:00, x:15, x:30, or x:45.

f. You do not have to program any shorts or interstitials for gaps of time less than 15 minutes in your schedule. You may if you want to and have access to this material.


3. The theme of Challenge #19 is: Easy as 1-2-3. Few things please us classic film fans more than introducing others to our favorites. That's what you're being ask to do for this challenge. Choose three sets of three films. Each set of three films will introduce either 1) someone who worked in classic films (actor, director, writer, composer, costume designer, cinematographer, etc.) or 2) a genre of film. You can make the genre as general or specific as you like. For instance, you could use the western, the John Wayne western, the John Ford western, the 1950s western, the pro-Indian western, and so on. Likewise, you could introduce an actor or a phase of that actor's career (Katharine Hepburn; Hepburn's 1930s films; Hepburn & Tracy, etc.) Here's a chance to share three of your special enthusiasms and nine films you'd like people to see. Have fun with this part of the challenge: Films with Ridiculous Hats is definitely a genre. You may choose three film workers, three genres, or any combination. You may schedule your films anywhere in the week you like.


4. Premieres: you may use up to 14 films which have never been shown on TCM. They may come from any studio, country, or year. Please mark each one in your schedule as Premiere #1, etc.


5. Star of the Month: A minimum of four movies in a block on one evening will showcase your Star of the Month. The star must have a body of work large enough to allow similar blocks the other weeks in the month. A list of previous Stars of the Month may be found at:


Many thanks to lzcutter for creating and maintaining this list.


6. Include the regular weekly TCM features:

a. Silent Sunday Nights is a silent movie which begins at approximately 12:00 a.m.(ET) Monday.

b. TCM Imports is a foreign film which begins at approximately 2:00 a,m, Monday (ET) following the silent film.

c. TCM Underground is a little-known or cult film which begins at approximately 2:00 a.m. (ET) Saturday.

d. The Essentials is an indispensable classic movie which begins at exactly 8:00 p.m. (ET) Saturday.

e. The films you choose for Silent Sunday Nights, TCM Imports, and TCM Underground do not count against the total of 14 premieres you may use. Please mark these films as Exempt or E in your schedules.


7. Movies which have previously been shown on TCM are always allowed. If you are not sure if a film has been shown, go to the search bar on the TCM homepage, select the "Site" button, and enter the movie title into the search bar. These methods will never produce a false positive. However, it is possible that some movies which have actually been shown have no accompanying notes or articles, so there may be false negatives.


Movies from the original Turner library are always allowed:


Warner Bros (pre-1948 only):


MGM (pre-1986):


RKO (all):



You will find these databases useful for finding movies from other studios. Some have been shown before, and some will count against your 14 premieres:


Columbia Pictures (all)


United Artists (after 1950):


Samuel Goldwyn (all):


J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors:


20th Century Fox:


Paramount Pictures:


Universal Pictures:


British Gaumont Pictures:



Warner Brothers movies from 1948 and afterward and MGM movies from 1986 and afterward are also allowable as premieres if they have not been shown before.


Live action Disney movies are allowed:



Disney-created animated movies are never allowed, because Disney will not grant the rights for another network to show them. Animated movies created by other studios, but whose rights were later acquired by Disney, are allowed.


8. If you like, you may use a 30-minute Now Playing as part of your schedule. You may also use any existing Private Screening or similar TCM-created film, but you may not invent a Private Screening, as much as we'd love to see Robert Osborne referee a joint Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland program.


9. For each film, please show the time, title, year, bw or color, running time, actor(s), director(s), and studio. If the film is not from a database which is automatically allowed, please indicate either p/s for previously shown or Premiere #__ if it is a premiere. For example:

7:00 pm Trade Winds (1938). BW-93 min. UA. Joan Bennett, Fredric March. D: Tay Garnett. p/s


10. Include your programming notes as a separate post following the schedule entry. We enjoy hearing why you selected particular themes or films, but we also like to be able to read your schedule as a whole.


11. Hints: Birthday tributes to actors, directors, and other cinematic creators are a staple of TCM schedules. Anniversaries of historical or cinematic importance are always welcome.


12. A technical matter: Please, no emoticons or triple exclamation points. They sometimes create problems with the website.


13. After the contest closes at midnight Pacific time on June 30, the moderator will compile all the schedules into a voting thread and there will be a week of voting for the winner.


14. As they say on the *Top Chef* finale, cook us the best meal you've ever made. I can't wait to see what you come up with.


Edited by: kingrat on May 31, 2011 1:58 PM

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Do you want the three sets on one night or one set over three nights? Does it matter?


Also, was there a third set? I saw one for a person and one for a genre mentioned but I wasn't sure if there was to be a third topic. Of course, I may have misread it.

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Put your groups of three anywhere in the schedule you like. Pick three film workers, three genres, or any combination. The special theme is easy, not hard. Really glad you're going to be joining in the challenge, movieman!

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And I thought this was easy! Well, it is, just not explained very well.


You'll end up with three sets of three films. Each set will introduce us to a particular actor, director, etc. OR a particular genre of film. For instance, you might choose a favorite costume designer and pick three films that show off the work of that designer.


The idea is to introduce people to the work of some of your favorites or some of your favorite kinds of films. For instance, to introduce people to Bryan Forbes as a director, I would choose, in order, *King Rat, Whistle Down the Wind*, and *The L-Shaped Room*.


You can put these anywhere in the schedule.

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Well, here goes...I was working on this for the last couple of weeks, and it's my best shot...


Sunday, September 18


6:00 AM Mata Hari (1931). BW-89 min. MGM. Greta Garbo, Lionel Barrymore. D: George Fitzmaurice. P/S

7:30 AM Anna Karenina (1935).BW-95 min.MGM. Greta Garbo, Frederick March. D: Clarence Brown. P/S

9:15 AM Two Faced Woman (1941).BW-90 min.MGM. Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas. D: George Cukor. P/S

10:45 AM The Painted Veil (1934).BW-85 min.MGM. Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall. D: Richard Boleslawski. P/S

12:15 PM Conquest (1937).BW-113 min.MGM. Greta Garbo, Charles boyer. D: Clarence Brown. P/S

2:15 PM Queen Christina (1934).BW-99 min.MGM. Greta Garbo, John Gilbert. D: Rouben Mamoulian. P/S

4:00 PM Ninotchka (1939).BW-110 min.MGM. Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas. D: Ernst Lubitsch. P/S

6:00 PM Grand Hotel (1932).BW-112 min.MGM. Greta Garbo, John Barrymore. D: Edmund Goulding. P/S

8:00 PM Gaslight (1944).BW-114 min.MGM. Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer. D: George Cukor. P/S

10:00 PM Going My Way (1944).BW-126 min.Paramount. Bing Crosby, Rise Stevens. D: Leo McCarey. P/S

12:15 AM Das Phantom der Oper (1916).BW-76 min.Greenbaum-Film. Nils Olaf Chrisander, Aud Egede Nissen. D: Ernst Matray. Exempt

1:45 AM Yevgeni Onegin (1959).Color-106 min.Lenfilm Studios. Vadim Medvedev, Ariadna Shengelaya. D: Roman Tikhomriov. Exempt

3:45 AM Aida (1953).Color-95 min.Oscar Film. Renata Tebaldi, Sophia Loren. D: Clemente Fracassi. Exempt



Monday, September 19


5:30 AM A Hatful of Rain (1957).BW-109 min.20th Century Fox. Don Murray, Eva Marie Saint. D: Fred Zinneman. P/S

7:30 AM The Producers (1968).Color-88 min.Embassy Pictures. Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder. D: Mel Brooks. P/S

9:00 AM The Boston Strangler (1968).Color-116 min.20th Century Fox. Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda. D: Richard Fleischer. Premiere #1

11:00 AM Prizzi's Honor (1985).Color-130 min.ABC Motion Pictures. Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner. D: John Huston. P/S

1:15 PM Winter Kills (1979).Color-97 min.AVCO Embassy Pictures. Jeff Bridges, John Huston. D: William Richert. Premiere #2

3:00 PM A Talent for Loving (1969).Color-110 min.Paramount. Richard Widmark, Topol. D: Richard Quine. Premiere #3

5:00 PM The Manchurian Candidate (1962).BW-126 min.United Artists. Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey. D: John Frankenheimer. P/S

7:30 PM Now Playing (September 2011) (2011).Color-30 min.TCM. . D: . P/S

8:00 PM Anna and the King of Siam (1946).BW-128 min.20th Century Fox. Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison. D: John Cromwell. Premiere #4

10:15 PM The Age of Innocence (1934).BW-81 min.RKO. Irene Dunne, John Boles. D: Philip Moeller. P/S

12:00 AM Show Boat (1936).BW-113 min.Universal. Irene Dunne, Allan Jones. D: James Whale. P/S

2:00 AM Love Affair (1939).BW-88 min.RKO. Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer. D: Leo McCarey. P/S

3:45 AM Theodora Goes Wild (1936).BW-94 min.Columbia. Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas. D: Richard Boleslawski. P/S

5:30 AM The Jack Benny Show (1953).BW-30 min.CBS. Jack Benny, Irene Dunne. D: Ralph Levy. Premiere #5



Tuesday, September 20


6:00 AM Desire Under the Elms (1958).BW-111 min.Paramount. Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins. D: Delbert Mann. P/S

8:00 AM The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964).Color-188 min.Paramount. Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd. D: Anthony Mann. P/S

11:15 AM El Cid (1961).Color-182 min.Allied Artists. Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston. D: Anthony Mann. P/S

2:30 PM The Black Orchid (1958).BW-94 min.Paramount. Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn. D: Martin Ritt. P/S

4:15 PM Marriage Italian Style (1964).Color-102 min.Embassy Pictures. Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni. D: Vittorio De Sica. Premiere #6

6:00 PM Houseboat (1958).Color-110 min.Paramount. Sophia Loren, Cary Grant. D: Melville Shavelson. P/S

8:00 PM Tucker: the Man and His Dream (1988).Color-110 min.Lucasfilm. Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen. D: Francis Ford Coppola. Premiere #7

10:00 PM Bullitt (1968).Color-114 min.Warner Brothers. Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset. D: Peter Yates. P/S

12:00 AM Viva Las Vegas (1964).Color-85 min.MGM. Elvis Presley, Ann-Margaret. D: George Sidney. P/S

1:30 AM Grease (1978).Color-110 min.Paramount. John Travolta, Olivia Newton John. D: Randal Kleiser. P/S

3:30 AM Female (1933).BW-60 min.Warner Brothers. Ruth Chatterton, George Brent. D: Michael Curtiz. P/S

4:30 AM Speed (1936).BW-70 min.MGM. James Stewart, Wendy Barrie. D: Edwin Marin. P/S



Wednesday, September 21


5:45 AM Hair Raising Hare (1946).Color-7 min.Warner Brothers. Mel Blanc. D: Chuck Jones. P/S

6:00 AM The Thing From Another World (1951).BW-87 min.RKO. Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan. D: Christian Nyby. P/S

7:30 AM Frigid Hare (1946).Color-7 min.Warner Brothers. Mel Blanc. D: Chuck Jones. P/S

7:45 AM 90 Degrees South (1933).BW-72 min.New Era Films. F.R.G. Evans. D: Herbert Ponting. Premiere #8

9:30 AM Hare-Way to the Stars (1958).Color-7 min.Warner Brothers. Mel Blanc. D: Chuck Jones. P/S

9:45 AM The Right Stuff (1983).Color-193 min.Warner Brothers. Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn. D: Philip Kaufman. P/S

1:00 PM A Scent of the Matterhorn (1961).Color-6 min.Warner Brothers. Mel Blanc. D: Chuck Jones. P/S

1:15 PM Lost Horizon (1937).BW-132 min.Columbia. Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt. D: Frank Capra. P/S

3:30 PM Wackiki Wabbit (1943).Color-7 min.Warner Brothers. Mel Blanc. D: Chuck Jones. P/S

3:45 PM Road to Utopia (1946).BW-90 min.Columbia. Bing Crosby, Bob Hope. D: Hal Walker. P/S

5:15 PM Zoom at the Top (1962).Color-6 min.Warner Brothers. Mel Blanc. D: Chuck Jones. P/S

5:30 PM The Far Horizons (1955).Color-108 min.Paramount. Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston. D: Rudolph Mate. P/S

7:15 PM Ali Baba Bunny (1957).Color-7 min.Warner Brothers. Mel Blanc. D: Chuck Jones. P/S

7:30 PM One Froggy Evening (1955).Color-7 min.Warner Brothers. Mel Blanc. D: Chuck Jones. P/S

7:45 PM What's Opera, Doc? (1957).Color-7 min.Warner Brothers. Mel Blanc. D: Chuck Jones. P/S

8:00 PM 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).Color-141 min.MGM. Kier Dullea, Gary Lockwood. D: Stanley Kubrick. P/S

10:30 PM Wargames (1983).Color-114 min.MGM. Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy. D: John Badham. P/S

12:30 AM Colossus: the Forbin Project (1970).Color-100 min.Universal. Eric Braeden, Susan Clark. D: Joseph Sargent. Premiere #9

2:15 AM Desk Set (1957).Color-103 min.20th Century Fox. Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn. D: Walter Lang. P/S

4:00 AM The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969).Color-91 min.Walt Disney. Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero. D: Robert Butler. P/S



Thursday, September 22


5:45 AM Her Primitive Man (1944).BW-79 min.Universal. Louise Allbritton, Robert Paige. D: Charles Lamont. Premiere #10

7:15 AM The Life of the Party (1937).BW-77 min.RKO. Gene Raymond, Joe Penner. D: William Seiter. P/S

8:45 AM Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).BW-94 min.Columbia. Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes. D: Alexander Hall. P/S

10:30 AM The Lady Eve (1941).BW-94 min.Paramount. Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda. D: Preston Sturges. P/S

12:15 PM Shall We Dance (1937).BW-109 min.RKO. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers. D: Mark Sandrich. P/S

2:15 PM Swing Time (1936).BW-103 min.RKO. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers. D: George Stevens. P/S

4:00 PM Top Hat (1935).BW-101 min.RKO. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers. D: Mark Sandrich. P/S

5:45 PM The Gay Divorcee (1934).BW-107 min.RKO. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers. D: Mark Sandrich. P/S

7:35 PM Carribean Romance (1943).BW-20 min.Paramount. Eric Blore, Olga San Juan. D: Lester Fuller. P/S

8:00 PM Fashions of 1934 (1934).BW-78 min.Warner Brothers. William Powell, Bette Davis. D: William Dieterle. P/S

9:45 PM My Man Godfrey (1936).BW-94 min.Universal. William Powell, Carole Lombard. D: Gregory La Cava. P/S

11:30 PM The Great Ziegfeld (1936).BW-176 min.MGM. William Powell, Myrna Loy. D: Robert Leonard. P/S

2:30 AM The Hoodlum Saint (1946).BW-91 min.MGM. William Powell, Esther Williams. D: Norman Taurog. P/S

4:15 AM Mister Roberts (1955).Color-123 min.Warner Brothers. Henry Fonda, James Cagney. D: John Ford. P/S



Friday, September 23


6:30 AM You're Only Young Once (1937).BW-78 min.MGM. Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone. D: George Seitz. P/S

8:00 AM Girl Crazy (1943).BW-99 min.MGM. Mickey Rooney, Judy Gaeland. D: Norman Taurog. P/S

9:45 AM A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935).BW-133 min.Warner Brothers. James Cagney, Dick Powell. D: William Dieterle. P/S

12:00 PM Babes in Arms (1939).BW-94 min.MGM. Mickey Rooney, Judy Gaeland. D: Busby Berkeley. P/S

1:45 PM Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).Color-115 min.Paramount. Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard. D: Blake Edwards. P/S

3:45 PM Manhattan Melodrama (1934).BW-93 min.MGM. Clark Gable, William Powell. D: W.S. Van Dyke. P/S

5:30 PM Mickey's Busy Day (1932).BW-19 min.RKO. Mickey Rooney (as Mickey McGuire). D: Jesse Duffy. P/S

6:00 PM Mickey the Romeo (1930).BW-18 min.RKO. Mickey Rooney (as Mickey McGuire). D: Albert Herman. P/S

6:30 PM Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958).Color-80 min.MGM. Mickey Rooney, Patricia Breslin. D: Howard Koch. P/S

8:00 PM Elephant Walk (1954).Color-103 min.Paramount. Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews. D: William Dieterle. P/S

10:00 PM The Letter (1940).BW-95 min.Warner Brothers. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall. D: William Wyler. P/S

11:45 PM Black Narcissus (1947).Color-100 min.The Archers. Deborah Karr, David Farrar. D: Michael Powell. P/S

1:30 AM Videodrome (1983).Color-89 min.Famous Players. Deborah Harry, James Woods. D: David Cronenberg. Exempt

3:00 AM eXistenZ (1999).Color-97 min.Dimension Films. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law. D: David Cronenberg. Exempt

4:45 AM Scanners (1981).Color-101 min.AVCO Embassy Pictures. Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack. D: David Cronenberg. Exempt



Saturday, September 24


6:30 AM Back Street (1941).BW-89 min.Universal. Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullivan. D: Robert Stevenson. P/S

8:00 AM At Long Last Love (1975).Color-118 min.20th Century Fox. Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd. D: Peter Bogdanovich. P/S

10:00 AM Three Days of the Condor (1975).Color-117 min.Paramount. Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway. D: Sydney Pollack. P/S

12:00 PM The Natural (1984).Color-134 min.TriStar Pictures. Robert Redford, Glenn Close. D: Barry Levinson. P/S

2:15 PM Sunday in New York (1963).Color-103 min.MGM. Jane Fonda, Rod Taylor. D: Peter Tewksbury. P/S

4:00 PM The Way We Were (1973).Color-118 min.Columbia. Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand. D: Sydney Pollack. P/S

6:00 PM Tales of Manhattan (1942).BW-118 min.20th Century Fox. Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth. D: Julien Duvivier. Premiere #11

8:00 PM Barefoot in the Park (1967).Color-106 min.Paramount. Robert Redford, Jane Fonda. D: Gene Saks. P/S

10:00 PM Private Screenings: Jane Fonda (2007).Color-55 min.TCM. Jane Fonda, Robert Osborne. D: . P/S

11:00 PM Any Wednesday (1966).Color-109 min.Warner Brothers. Jane Fonda, Jason Robards. D: Robert Miller. P/S

1:00 AM Appointment for Love (1941).BW-89 min.Universal. Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullivan. D: William Seiter. P/S

2:30 AM She's Back on Broadway (1953).Color-95 min.Warner Brothers. Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson. D: Gordon Douglas. Premiere #12

4:15 AM Black Widow (1954).Color-95 min.20th Century Fox. Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin. D: Nunnally Johnson. Premiere #13

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And my notes for the schedule...


Sunday, September 18

Greta Garbo birthday tribute - all day, 6 AM to 8 PM


For the evening films, the theme is opera, in honor of the opening of the Royal Opera House in London on this date in 1809. "Gaslight" revolves around the murder of a famous opera diva, and "Going My Way" features a real-life diva (Rise Stevens) playing a fictional diva.


The Silent Sunday Night and TCM Imports films carry through the operatic theme, with a silent 1916 telling of the Phantom of the Opera story, and a pair of imports featuring films of classic Russian (Yevegni Onegin) and Italian (Aida) operas.


Monday, September 19

The early part of the day features a birthday tribute to WIlliam Hickey, including a personal favorite of mine, "Prizzi's Honor".


The afternoon follows "Prizzi" up with three more films based on novels written, as "Prizzi" was, by Richard Condon.


The evening features the first "Easy as 1-2-3" theme. It's "pre"-makes, three films that were later, and more popularly, remade, and all starring Irene Dunne.


Overnight, Irene Dunne carries on with two more of her films and an early television appearance on the Jack Benny show.


Tuesday, September 20

The day, straight through from 6 AM to 8 PM, features a birthday tribute to Sophia Loren.


The evening's films all focus on the automobile, with cars playing a central role in each, in honor of the introduction of the first gasoline-powered auto on this date in 1891.


Wednesday, September 21

The daytime includes two themes. There is a birthday tribute to Chuck Jones, featuring his Warner Brothers cartoons before and after each film of the day.


The second theme is explorers, both fictional and real, to celebrate the publication of the first issue of National Geographic Magazine on this date in 1888. It includes one especially interesting premiere - a 1933 documentary about Scott's expedition to Antarctica, "90 Degrees South".


In the evening, we have the second "Easy as 1-2-3" theme, three films about the rise of computers, specifically films in which they become smarter than their creators and attempt to do away with them (and, in the case of the third film, "Colossus: the Forbin Project", the computer actually manages to win the day).


Thursday, September 22

For the daytime, I went with the theme of "Fred and Ginger's Partners" - three supporting actors who appeared in several of their classic musicals. Specifically, Helen Broderick, Edward Everett Horton and Eric Blore.


The evening's theme is our Star of the Month, for which I selected WIlliam Powell. I started off with a pairing of Powell with Better Davis in "Fashions of 1934".


Friday, September 23

The daytime is devoted to a birthday tribute to Mickey Rooney, beginning with the very first Andy Hardy film, and ending with the last, with a wide variety of Rooney roles in between.


The evening includes the third and final "Easy as 1-2-3" theme. It's "the mysterious and malevolent East" - three films sharing an Asian setting and doomed Westerners who learn to their cost that the peoples and secrets of the Orient are not to be trifled with.


Overnight, TCM Underground features three extremely disturbing films by cult director David Cronenberg,


Saturday, September 24

The theme for the whole day, straight through to 6 AM on Sunday, is "Essential New York" - every film today is set in New York, and features an actor who appears in this week's "The Essentials" film.


At 8 PM, we have "The Essentials" for the week, "Barefoot in the Park".


So that's it. Whew!

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James, thanks for getting the programming challenge off to a great start! The best part is that so many of your themes are just the kinds of things TCM would use, like the birthday tributes (a day of Sophia sounds mighty good to me) and the movies based on Richard Condon novels. Fred & Ginger's partners, for instance, is a great idea. Your birthday tribute to Garbo would make one regular poster very, very happy--and the rest of us, too. The cartoons that match the movies is another excellent idea, and William Powell would be a very popular Star of the Month, especially with a certain countess I know.


Some of my special favorites are the opera tribute, *Prizzi's Honor*, the Irene Dunne "pre-makes";, and most of all, *90 Degrees South*. Would love to see those on the network.

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So just to make this clear, not only do we have to have the Essentials, sunday night silents, sunday night foreigns, star of the month and the three 1-2-3, every day has to have its own theme? As the star of the month can't be on a Friday?

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skimpole -


The schedule one creates should replicate a traditional TCM weekly line-up. So it should include all those "franchises" you mentioned. (And don't forget "TCM Underground".)


You need not "theme out" your daytime line-ups but most Challengers do themes for all parts of their schedules - days and nights. (Programming Challengers are a very creative lot.) But you should create "themes" for the Evening line-ups, as is typical for TCM. You can create multiple themes for use during a single day's daytime line-up. The entire daytime for a single day need not be devoted to one theme.


In the past, I believe "Star Of The Month" has been presented on a Friday Night only once - Grace Kelly. Her "slim" filmography sort of mandated using Friday Nights. Otherwise, "Star Of The Month" honorees are saluted between Monday and Thursday Nights.


And I also believe 'kingrat' wrote already that the "1-2-3" features need not be shown during the evening hours and can be included during any part of a day.


Kyle In Hollywood


Edited by: hlywdkjk on Jun 2, 2011 8:36 PM

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kingrat - I am sorry to say I do not think I understand the challenge. If we do a day-long birthday tribute to a star or an evening of a director will that count as the requirement? Are we limited to having three movies in that theme?

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JamesinArlington - You have made a very wonderful schedule. It is novel to choose movies to remember first automobile and first National Geographic. The Chuck Jones tribute is very welcome. I could say many good things for each day. I agree greatly that TCM must pry *Tales of Manhattan* (1942) from the Fox vault.

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SansFin - sorry this is confusing. The whole idea is to think of introducing someone who's not knowledgeable about classic film to some of your favorite actors, directors, etc. or kinds of films. The idea for the challenge came when I told someone at work I got an autographed copy of Leslie Caron's autobiography and got the response, "Who's Leslie Caron?"


If you have an open day in your schedule, you might put the three 1-2-3 categories there.


You can certainly adapt the three sets of three films to what you've already planned, if you're a long way along in your schedule planning. JamesinArlington's notes to his schedule might help you. You certainly don't want to limit your daily or evening themes in the schedule to only three films.


Skimpole, I'm delighted you're interested in the challenge. With your knowledge of films, this should be fun for you. Kyle's comments are all on point; he's been doing these challenges a lot longer than I have. LonesomePolecat is correct that most people do use daytime themes, but it's not required. I have sometimes done one day of random films that I'd like to see on TCM.

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I seem to recall a link to all of the old Challenge voting threads from way back when. Just the voting threads. I think I even had the links saved, but have not been able to find them. My Forum searches aren't turning up anything. Does anybody still have those links? Please don't search for each and every one of them! I can do that, just thought I could save some time. Thanks.


Edited by: smileys on Jun 3, 2011 6:23 PM

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I remember those links! I think if you look for Programming Challenges hosted by Kyle or Movieman1957, you might find the thread you are looking for.


I vaguely remembering one or both of them posted the links when they hosted.


Or (because I am mid-century modern) it may be a post by Movieman1957 to one of the Voting threads.


Hope that helps!

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Thank you, kingrat, for inviting us to come up with schedules. Here's mine:



Theme: Can I Get Ships with That?

6:00 am *MELODY CRUISE* (1933). BW-76 min. RKO. Phil Harris, Charles Ruggles, Helen Mack. D: Mark Sandrich. p/s


7:30 am *BLONDIE GOES LATIN* (1941) BW-72 min. Columbia. Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Ruth Terry. D: Frank R. Strayer. p/s


8:45 am *South American Sway* (1944) BW-10 min. Warner Bros. Band short with the Emil Coleman, Carl Hoff, and Joe Reichman orchestras. D: Jean Negulesco. p/s


9:00 am *ARGENTINE NIGHTS* (1940) Universal. BW-75 min. The Ritz Brothers, The Andrews Sisters, George Reeves. D: Albert S. Rogell. Premiere #1


10:30 am *THE NAVIGATOR* (1924) BW-59 min. Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire. D: Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp. p/s


11:35 am *The Live Ghost* (1934) BW-20 min. Hal Roach. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. D: Charles Rogers. p/s


12 noon *THE GHOST SHIP* (1943) BW-69 min. RKO. Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett, D: Mark Robson. p/s


1:15 pm *MOBY DICK* (1930) BW-77 min. Warner Bros. John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Hughes. D: Lloyd Bacon. p/s


3:00 pm *Cruise of the Zaca* (1952) C-17 min. Warner Bros. Errol Flynn, Howard Hill, John Decker. D: Errol Flynn. p/s


3:30 pm *SAPS AT SEA* (1940) BW-57 min. Hal Roach. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson. D: Gordon Douglas. p/s


4:30 pm *At Sea Ashore* (1936) BW-20 min. Hal Roach. Patsy Kelly, Lyda Roberti, Al Shean. D: William H. Terhune. p/s


5:00 pm *MEXICAN SPITFIRE AT SEA* (1941) BW-72 min. RKO. Lupe Velez, Leon Errol, Buddy Rogers. D: Leslie Goodwins. p/s


6:15 pm *THE CAPTAIN HATES THE SEA* (1934) BW-93 min. Columbia. Victor McLaglen, Walter Connolly, Leon Errol. D: Lewis Milestone. p/s


7:50 pm *The Ship that Died* (1938) BW-10 min. M-G-M Passing Parade with John Nesbitt, Leonard Penn. D: Jacques Tourneur. p/s


Theme: Souvenirs from Gloria Jean

8:00 pm The Essentials, Jr.

*THE UNDER-PUP* (1939) BW-88 min. Universal (Universal has a broadcast master). Gloria Jean, Robert Cummings, C. Aubrey Smith. D: Richard Wallace. Premiere #2


9:45 pm *Gloria Jean introducing screen tests for "The Under-Pup"* (1939) *and "Flesh and Fantasy"* (1942) (from 35mm) BW-10m. Gloria Jean, Virginia Weidler, Felix Bressart. D: Henry Koster, Julien Duvivier. Premiere #3


10:00 pm *DESTINY* (expanded from "Flesh and Fantasy") (1944) BW-65 min. Universal (Universal has a broadcast master). Gloria Jean, Alan Curtis, Frank Craven. D: Reginald LeBorg, Julien Duvivier. Premiere #4


11:15 pm *NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK* (1941) BW-70 min. Universal. W. C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Margaret Dumont. D: Edward Cline. p/s


12:30 am Silent Sunday *SALLY OF THE SAWDUST* (1925) BW-113m) W. C. Fields, Carol Dempster, Alfred Lunt. D: D. W. Griffith. E


2:30 am TCM Imports *THE LAMBETH WALK* (1939) BW-67 min. M-G-M. Lupino Lane, Sally Gray, Sir Seymour Hicks. D: Albert de Courville. E


3:45 am TCM Imports *IT'S LOVE AGAIN* (1936) BW-83 min. Gaumont-British. Jessie Matthews, Robert Young, Sonnie Hale. D: Victor Saville. E


5:15 am *About Face* (1942) BW-43 min. Hal Roach. William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Jean Porter. D: Kurt Neumann. p/s




Theme: They Look Good in Uniform

6:00 am *TRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMP* (1942) BW-68 min. Columbia. Jackie Gleason, Jack Durant, Bruce Bennett. D: Charles Barton. p/s


7:15 am *The United States Army Band* (1943) BW-10 min. Warner Bros. band short. D: Jean Negulesco. p/s


7:30 am *PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES* (1932) BW-68 min. Hal Roach. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert. D: George Marshall, Raymond McCarey. p/s


8:45 am *Fightin' Fools* (1941) BW-10 min. M-G-M. Our Gang. D: Edward Cahn. p/s


9:00 am *BUCK PRIVATES* (1941) BW-82 min. Universal. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, The Andrews Sisters. D: Arthur Lubin. p/s


10:30 am *LOOKING FOR DANGER* (1957) BW-62 min. Huntz Hall, Stanley Clements, The Bowery Boys. D: Austen Jewell. p/s


11:35 am *Women at War* (1943) C-21 min. Warner Bros. Faye Emerson, Robert Warwick, Virginia Christine. D: Jean Negulesco. p/s


12 noon *SO PROUDLY WE HAIL* (1943) BW-126 min. Paramount. Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake. D: Mark Sandrich. p/s


2:15 pm *Flag of Mercy* (1942) BW-10 min. M-G-M Passing Parade. Sara Haden. D: Edward Cahn. p/s


2:30 pm *SHE'S A SOLDIER, TOO* (1944) BW-67 min. Columbia. Beulah Bondi, Nina Foch, Percy Kilbride. D: William Castle. p/s


3:45 pm *Unusual Occupations* (1943) C-10 min. Paramount. The Canadian Women's Army Corps. D: Robert Carlisle. p/s


4:00 pm *KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY* (1945) BW-93 min. M-G-M. Lana Turner, Laraine Day, Susan Peters. D: Edward Buzzell. p/s


5:45 pm *Elsie Janis in "Behind the Lines"* (1926) BW-8 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone), no director credited. p/s


6:00 pm *THE FIGHTING 69TH* (1940) BW-90 min. Warner Bros. James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent. D: William Keighley. p/s


7:45 pm *The Fighting 69-1/2th* (1940) C-7 min. Warner Bros, cartoon. D: Friz Freleng. p/s


8:00 pm *TRUE TO THE NAVY* (1930) BW-79 min. Paramount. Clara Bow, Fredric March, Rex Bell. D: Frank Tuttle. p/s


10:00 pm *NAVY BLUES* (1941) BW-108 min. Warner Bros. Ann Sheridan, Jack Oakie, Jack Haley. D: Lloyd Bacon. p/s


12:00 mid *WINGS OF THE NAVY* (1939) BW-89 min. Warner Bros. George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, John Payne. D: Lloyd Bacon. p/s


1:30 am *AIR FORCE* (1943) BW-124 min. Warner Bros. John Ridgely, Gig Young, Harry Carey. D: Howard Hawks. p/s


3:35 am *Hare Force* (1944) C-7 min. Warner Bros. cartoon. D: Friz Freleng. p/s


3:45 am *SERGEANT MURPHY* (1938) BW-57 min. Warner Bros. Ronald Reagan, Mary Maguire, Donald Crisp. D: B. Reeves Eason. p/s


4:45 am *CALL OUT THE MARINES* (1942) BW-67 min. RKO. Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Binnie Barnes. D: Frank Ryan and William Hamilton. p/s




Theme: How Do You Like It Here in Paris?

6:00 am *HALF SHOT AT SUNRISE* (1930) BW-78 min. RKO. Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee. D: Paul Sloane. p/s


7:30 am *THE FLYING DEUCES* (1939) BW-69 min. RKO. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker. D: A. Edward Sutherland. p/s


8:45 am *Done in Oil* (1934) BW-18 min. Hal Roach. Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly, Arthur Housman. D: Gus Meins. p/s


9:05 am *Art Trouble* (1934) BW-21 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone). Shemp Howard, Harry Gribbon, James Stewart. D: Ralph Staub. p/s


9:30 am *ROBERTA* (1934) BW-106 min. RKO. Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Irene Dunne. D: William A. Seiter. p/s


11:20 am *Paree, Paree* (1934) BW-21 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone). Bob Hope, Dorothy Stone, Charles Collins. D: Roy Mack. p/s


11:45 am *50 MILLION FRENCHMEN* (1931) C-70 min. Warner Bros. Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, Helen Broderick. D: Lloyd Bacon. p/s


1:00 pm *APRIL IN PARIS* (1952) C-94 min. Warner Bros. Doris Day, Ray Bolger, Claude Dauphin. D: David Butler. p/s


2:40 pm *Dubarry Did All Right* (1937) BW-22 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone). Irene Bordoni, Regina Wallace, Charles Dingle. D: Joseph Henabery. p/s


3:05 pm *The Red Balloon* (1956) C-34 min. D: Albert Lamorisse. p/s


3:45 pm *FANNY* (1961) C-134 min. Warner Bros. Leslie Caron, Charles Boyer, Maurice Chevalier. D: Joshua Logan. p/s


6:00 pm *AN AMERICAN IN PARIS* (1951) C-113 min. M-G-M. Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Georges Guetary. D: Vincente Minnelli. p/s


8:00 pm *LOVE ME TONIGHT* (1932) BW-88 min. Paramount. Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette McDonald, Charles Ruggles. D: Rouben Mamoulian. p/s


9:45 pm *? BOUT DE SOUFFLE* (1960) BW-90 min. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg. D: Jean-Luc Godard. p/s


11:30 pm *? NOUS LA LIBERT?* (1931) BW-97 min. Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand. D: Ren? Clair. p/s


1:10 am *LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE (a/k/a A TRIP TO THE MOON)* (1902) BW-14 min. D: Georges M?li?s. p/s


1:30 am *PHANTOM OF PARIS* (1931) BW-74 min. M-G-M. John Gilbert, Leila Hyams, Lewis Stone. D: John S. Robertson. p/s


2:50 am *The Cat's Bah* (1954) C-7 min. Warner Bros. cartoon. D: Chuck Jones. p/s


3:00 am *GOLD DIGGERS IN PARIS* (1938) BW-97 min. Rudy Vallee, Rosemary Lane, Hugh Herbert. D: Ray Enright. p/s


4:40 am *Toot Sweet* (1937) BW-20 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone). Fifi D'Orsay, Rufe Davis. D: Roy Mack. p/s


5:00 am *High C's* (1930) BW-28 min. Hal Roach. Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, The Ranch Boys. D: James W. Horne. p/s


5:30 am *Rough Seas* (sequel) (1931) BW-27 min. Hal Roach. Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, The Ranch Boys. D: James Parrott. p/s




Theme: How to Be a Detective

6:00 am *PRIVATE DETECTIVE 62* (1933) BW-66 min. Warner Bros. William Powell, Margaret Lindsay, Ruth Donnelly. D: Michael Curtiz. p/s


7:10 am *The Studio Murder Mystery* (1932) BW-20 min. Warner Bros. Donald Meek, John Hamilton. D: Joseph Henabery. p/s


7:30 am *THE CASE OF THE STUTTERING BISHOP* (1937) BW-70 min. Warner Bros. Donald Woods, Ann Dvorak, Anne Nagel. D: William Clemens. p/s


8:45 am *How to Be a Detective* (1936) BW-9 min. M-G-M. Robert Benchley, Dewey Robinson. D: Felix E. Feist. p/s


9:00 am *MURDER ON A HONEYMOON* (1935) BW-74 min. RKO. Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Lola Lane. (co-written by Robert Benchley) D: Lloyd Corrigan. p/s


10:30 am *MEET NERO WOLFE* (1936) BW-73 min. Columbia. Edward Arnold, Lionel Stander, Victor Jory. D: Herbert Biberman. p/s


11:45 am *Camera Sleuth* (1951) BW-10 min. M-G-M Pete Smith Specialty. D: Dave O?Brien. p/s


12 noon *THE SAINT IN LONDON* (1940) BW-72 min. RKO. George Sanders, Sally Gray, David Burns. D: John Paddy Carstairs. p/s


1:30 pm *THE FALCON'S ALIBI* (1946) BW-62 min. RKO. Tom Conway, Jane Greer, Elisha Cook, Jr. D: Ray McCarey. p/s


2:45 pm *TRAPPED BY BOSTON ***** (1948) BW-70 min. Columbia. Chester Morris, George E. Stone, Richard Lane. D: Seymour Friedman. p/s


4:00 pm *THE SCARLET CLAW* (1944) BW-74 min. Universal. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hamer. D: Roy William Neill. p/s


5:20 pm *Deduce, You Say* (1956) C-7 min. Warner Bros. cartoon. D: Chuck Jones. p/s


5:30 pm *THE SCARLET CLUE* (1945) BW-65 min. Monogram. Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter. D: Phil Rosen. p/s


6:45 pm *GIRL IN THE CASE* (faux Thin Man) (1944) BW-65 min. Columbia. Edmund Lowe, Janis Carter, Carole Mathews. D: William Berke. p/s


8:00 pm *ANOTHER THIN MAN* (1939) BW-105 min. M-G-M. William Powell, Myrna Loy, C. Aubrey Smith. D: W. S. Van Dyke. p/s


10:00 pm *THE LADY IN THE LAKE* (1947) BW-103 min. M-G-M. Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan. D: Robert Montgomery. p/s


11:45 pm *So You Want to Be a Detective* (1948) BW-11 min. Warner Bros. Joe McDoakes short with George O'Hanlon. D: Richard L. Bare. p/s


12 mid *EYES IN THE NIGHT* (1942) BW-80 min. M-G-M. Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed. D: Fred Zinnemann. p/s


1:30 am *STREET OF CHANCE* (1942) BW-74 min. Paramount. Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor, Sheldon Leonard. D: Jack Hively. Premiere #6


2:45 am *PHANTOM KILLER* (1942) BW-61 min. Monogram. Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, John Hamilton. D: William Beaudine. p/s


4:00 am *SH! THE OCTOPUS* (1937) BW-54 min. Warner Bros. Hugh Herbert, Allen Jenkins, Marcia Ralston. D: William McGann. p/s


5:00 am *GRANNY GET YOUR GUN* (1940) BW-56 min. Warner Bros. May Robson, Harry Davenport, Margot Stevenson. D: George Amy. p/s




Theme: Easy as 1-2-3 (favorite character actors)


Featuring Byron Foulger

6:00 am *THE FALCON STRIKES BACK* (1943) BW-66 min. RKO. Tom Conway, Harriet Hilliard, Byron Foulger. D: Edward Dmytryk. p/s


7:15 am *DICK TRACY VS. CUEBALL* (1946) BW-62 min. RKO. Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Byron Foulger. D: Gordon Douglas. p/s


8:30 am *ARSON, INC.* (1949) BW-63 min. Screen Guild (Lippert). Robert Lowery, Anne Gwynne, Byron Foulger. D: William Berke. Premiere #7


9:35 am *Purity Squad* (1945) BW-19 min. M-G-M Crime Does Not Pay short. Byron Foulger, Dick Elliott, Arthur Space. D: Harold Kress. p/s


Featuring Edward Everett Horton

10:00 am *THE SINGING KID* (1936) BW-85 min. Warner Bros. Al Jolson, Cab Calloway, Edward Everett Horton. D: William Keighley. p/s


11:30 am *HOLIDAY* (1938) BW-95 min. Columbia. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Edward Everett Horton. D: George Cukor. p/s


1:15 pm *HERE COMES MR. JORDAN* (1941) BW-94 min. Columbia. Robert Montgomery, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton. D: Alexander Hall. p/s


Featuring George E. Stone

3:00 pm *THE HOUSEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER* (1939) BW-80 min. Hal Roach. Joan Bennett, John Hubbard, George E. Stone. D: Hal Roach. p/s


4:30 pm *The Devil with Hitler* (1942) BW-44 min. Hal Roach. Bobby Watson, Alan Mowbray, George E. Stone. D: Gordon Douglas. p/s


5:30 pm *THE BIG BRAIN (a/k/a ENEMIES OF SOCIETY)* (1933) BW-72 min. Universal. George E. Stone, Fay Wray, Minna Gombell. D: George Archainbaud. Premiere #8


6:45 pm *FRESHMAN LOVE* (1936) BW-67 min. Warner Bros. Frank McHugh, Warren Hull, George E. Stone. D: William McGann. p/s


Star of the Month: Donald O'Connor

8:00 pm *SING, YOU SINNERS* (1938) BW-88 min. Paramount. Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Donald O'Connor. D: Wesley Ruggles. Premiere #9


9:45 pm *MISTER BIG* (1943) BW-74 min. Universal. Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan. D: Charles Lamont. Premiere #10


11:15 pm *FEUDIN', FUSSIN', AND A-FIGHTIN'* (1948) BW-78 min. Universal. Donald O'Connor, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride. D: George Sherman. p/s


12:45 am *I LOVE MELVIN* (1953) C-77 min. M-G-M. Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Allyn Joslyn. D: Don Weis. p/s


2:30 am *THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!* (1974) C-135 min. M-G-M. Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Donald O'Connor. D: Jack Haley, Jr. p/s


4:45 am *FOOTLIGHT VARIETIES* (1951) BW-61 min. RKO. Jack Paar, Liberace, Red Buttons. D: Hal Yates. p/s



Theme: Show Folks

6:00 am *THE BROADWAY MELODY* (1929) BW-100 min. M-G-M. Bessie Love, Charles King, Anita Page. D: Harry Beaumont. p/s


7:40 am *The Dogway Melody* (1930) BW-17 min. M-G-M Dogville comedy. D: Zion Myers and Jules White. p/s


8:00 am *BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD* (1933) BW-85 min. M-G-M. Alice Brady, Frank Morgan, Mickey Rooney. D: Willard Mack. p/s


9:30 am *BABES IN ARMS* (1939) BW?94 min. M-G-M. Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger. D: Busby Berkeley. p/s


11:15 am *Melodies Old and New* (1942) BW-11 min. M-G-M Our Gang comedy. D: Edward Cahn. p/s


11:30 am *RIVERBOAT RHYTHM* (1946) BW-65 min. RKO. Leon Errol, Glenn Vernon, Walter Catlett. D: Leslie Goodwins. p/s


12:45 pm *THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY* (1934) BW-70 min. Paramount. W. C. Fields, Joe Morrison, Jan Duggan. D: William Beaudine. p/s


2:00 pm *42ND STREET* (1933) BW-89 min. Warner Bros. Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, Ruby Keeler. D: Lloyd Bacon. p/s


3:35 pm *Harry Warren, America's Foremost Composer* (1933) BW-9 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone). D: Ray McCarey. p/s


3:50 pm *A Swing Opera* (1939) BW-20 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone). Tess Gardella, Dale Winthrop, John Elliott. D: Roy Mack. p/s


4:15 pm *A NIGHT AT THE OPERA* (1935) BW-96 min. M-G-M. The Marx Brothers, Allan Jones, Kitty Carlisle. D: Sam Wood. p/s


6:00 pm *BRAIN DONORS* (1992) "Suggested by" A Night at the Opera. C-80 min. Paramount. John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith. D: Dennis Dugan. Premiere #11


7:25 pm *A Corny Concerto* (1943) C-8 min. Warner Bros. cartoon. D: Robert Clampett. p/s


7:35 pm *Show Business* (1932) BW-20 min. Hal Roach. ZaSu Pitts and Thelma Todd, Anita Garvin. D: Jules White. p/s


8:00 pm *SHOW BUSINESS* (1944) BW-80 min. RKO. Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis, George Murphy. D: Edwin L. Marin. p/s


9:30 pm *MINSTREL MAN* (1944) BW-70 min. PRC. Benny Fields, Gladys George, Jerome Cowan. D: Joseph H. Lewis. Public domain. Premiere #12


10:45 pm *Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields* (1928) BW-10 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone). No director credited. p/s



NOTE: These are all Warner Bros. short-subject properties and I am assuming they have been previously scheduled. Many were recently released by Warner on DVD. 154 minutes total, in a 180-minute slot.

*A Plantation Act* (1926) BW-10 min. Al Jolson. p/s

*You Don't Know the Half of It* (1929) BW-10 min. Jay Brennan and Ann Butler. p/s

*The Beau Brummels* (1928) BW-9 min. Al Shaw and Sam Lee. p/s

*The Eccentric Entertainer* (1929) BW-8 min. Sol Violinsky. p/s

*The Police Quartette* (1927) BW-7 min. p/s

*Jack White with the Montrealers* (1929) BW-10 min. D: Bryan Foy. p/s

*The Ham What Am* (1928) BW-10 min. Jay C. Flippen. p/s

*A Regular Trouper* (1932) BW-20 min. Ruth Etting. D: Roy Mack. p/s

*Vitaphone Troupers* (1936) BW-10 min. Tess Gardella, Benny Ross and Maxine Stone. p/s

*Vitaphone Internationals* (1936) BW-10 min. Holtz & Lee, Ming & Toy, Pallenberg's Doberman Pinschers. p/s

*Vitaphone Entertainers* (1936) BW-10 min. Sylvia Froos, Mangan's Internationals, Hunter & Percival. p/s

*Vitaphone Diversions* (1937) BW-10 min. Smith & Dale, Dave Monahan, Five Juggling Jewels. p/s

*Seeing Red* (1939) BW-19 min. Red Skelton, The Merry Macs, A. Robins. D: Roy Mack. p/s

*The Happy Hottentots* (play this last) (1930) BW-11 min. Joe Frisco, Bobby Callahan, Billy Gilbert. D: Bryan Foy. p/s


2:00 am Friday Night Underground: *SCARED TO DEATH* (1947) C-65 min. Screen Guild (Lippert). Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Nat Pendleton. D: Christy Cabanne. Public domain. E


3:15 am *BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA* (1952) Realart. BW-74 min. Bela Lugosi, Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo. D: William Beaudine. Public domain. E


4:45 am *THE RETURN OF CHANDU* (1934) BW-65 min. Principal. Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young. D: Ray Taylor. Public domain. E



Theme: Movie Crazy

6:00 am *HOLLYWOOD: THE DREAM FACTORY* (1973) C-54 min. M-G-M documentary. p/s


7:00 am *SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT* (1937) Grand National. BW-93 min. James Cagney, William Frawley, Gene Lockhart. D: Victor Schertzinger. Public domain. p/s


8:35 am *Maid in Hollywood* (1934) BW-20 min. Hal Roach. Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly, Billy Gilbert. D: Gus Meins. p/s


9:00 am *DING DONG WILLIAMS* (1946) BW-62 min. RKO. Glenn Vernon, Marcy McGuire, Felix Bressart. D: William Berke. p/s


10:15 am *MOVIE CRAZY* (1932) BW-96 min. Harold Lloyd Corp. Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Arthur Housman. D: Clyde Bruckman. p/s


12 noon *CRAZY HOUSE* (1943) BW-80 min. Universal. Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, Percy Kilbride. D: Edward Cline. Premiere #13


1:30 pm *THE NUT FARM* (1935) BW-65 min. Monogram. Wallace Ford, Florence Roberts, Bradley Page. D: Melville Brown. Premiere #14


2:40 pm *Double or Nothing* (1940) BW-18 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone). Lee Dixon, Tom Herbert, The Hollywood Doubles. p/s


3:00 pm *IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD* (1937) BW-67 min. Columbia. Richard Dix, Fay Wray, Hollywood Stand-Ins. D: Harry Lachman. p/s


4:15 pm *Home Movies* (1940) BW-8 min. M-G-M. Robert Benchley, Hobart Cavanagh. D: Basil Wrangell. p/s


4:30 pm *A STAR IS BORN* (1937) C-111 min. Selznick. Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou. D: William A. Wellman. Public domain. p/s


6:30 pm *WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD?* (1932) BW-88 min. RKO. Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton. D: George Cukor. p/s


8:00 pm The Essentials: *SINGIN' IN THE RAIN* (1952) C-103 min. M-G-M. Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. D: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. p/s


10:00 pm *FREE AND EASY* (1930) BW-92 min. M-G-M. Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Trixie Friganza. D: Edward Sedgwick. p/s


11:35 pm *Script Girl* (1938) BW-20 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone). Alan Cross and Henry Dunn, Joan Abbott. D: Roy Mack. p/s


12 mid. *HOLLYWOOD ROUND-UP* (1937) BW-54 min. Columbia. Buck Jones, Helen Twelvetrees, Shemp Howard. D: Ewing Scott. p/s


Theme: The Office Talent Show

1:00 am *THE HOLLYWOOD REVUE OF 1929* (1929) BW/C-118 min. M-G-M. Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Laurel & Hardy. D: Charles Reisner. p/s


3:00 am *The Song Writers' Revue* (1930) BW-20 min. M-G-M. Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed, Jack Benny. D: Sammy Lee. p/s


3:30 am *THE SHOW OF SHOWS* (1929) BW/C-128 min. Warner Bros. Frank Fay, John Barrymore, Myrna Loy. D: John G. Adolfi. p/s


5:40 am *Trouble in Toyland* (1935) BW-19 min. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone). Roy LeMay, Dudley Clements, Jeannie Parrillo. D: Joseph Henabery. p/s

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Congratulations to the two entrants so far. I haven't even come up with an idea yet, so I'll reserve comments for when I have more time...probably July 1st!


Edited by: smileys on Jun 3, 2011 11:05 PM, because I couldn't remember to leave out the smiley

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*The links no longer work.*




It is probably because of the latest upgrade. The WebAdmin assures us that those broken links are being worked on. Here's hoping.


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