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The 21st Unofficial TCM Programming Challenge: Revising the Oscars

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I must apologize to: skimpole, aimalac, Sunny75 and BetteDavis19 for I have not been able to properly comment on your schedules. I have only been able to skim them and I see they are wonderful. When my Internet access improves so that I can do more than a quick swipe through the boards I will give them the attention they deserve.


You are all to be congratulated on your great entries!

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Capuchin's Schedule for 16 Dec 2012 to 22 Dec 2012


*Authors and Apocalypse*


Sunday -- 16th

Author/Screenwriter Vera Caspary

6:00 AM *Hooray for Love* ( 1935 ) Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Bill Robinson. Dir: Walter Lang, RKO, 72 mins

7:15 AM *Easy Living* ( 1937 ) Jean Arthur, Ray Milland, Edward Arnold. Dir: Mitchell Liesen, Paramount, 88 mins, P/S

8:45 AM *A Letter to Three Wives* ( 1948 ) Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern . Dir: Joseph L Mankiewicz, Fox, 103 mins, P/S

10:30 AM *Three Husbands* ( 1951 ) Eve Arden, Ruth Warrick, Vanessa Brown. Dir: Irving Reis, UA, 78 mins, P/S

12:00 PM *Give A Girl A Break* ( 1953 ) Marge & Gower Champion, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Fosse. Dir: Stanley Donen, MGM, 82 mins

1:30 PM *The Blue Gardenia* ( 1953 ) Anne Baxter, Raymond Burr, Richard Conte. Dir: Fritz Lang, WB, 88 mins, P/S

3:00 PM *Les Girls* ( 1957 ) Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall. Dir: George Cukor, MGM, 114 mins

5:00 PM *Laura* ( 1944 ) Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb. Dir: Otto Preminger, Fox, 87 mins, Premiere - 1

6:30 PM *Out of the Blue* ( 1947 ) George Brent, Virginia Mayo, Ann Dvorak. Dir: Leigh Jason, Foy, 84 mins, Premiere - 2


SotM -- Greta Garbo

8:00 PM *Camille* ( 1936 ) Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: George Cukor, MGM, 109 mins

10:00 PM *Grand Hotel* ( 1932 ) Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford. Dir: Edmund Goulding, MGM, 113 mins


TCM Silent Sunday Night

12:00 AM *Wild Orchids* ( 1929 ) Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Nils Asther. Dir: Sidney Franklin, MGM, 100 mins

1:45 AM *The Divine Woman* ( 1928 ) Garbo Clip, Lars Hanson, Lowell Sherman. Dir: Victor Sj?str?m, MGM, 9 mins


TCM Imports

2:00 AM *The Saga of G?sta Berlings* ( 1924 ) Lars Hanson, Sven Scholander, Greta Garbo. Dir: Mauritz Stiller, Svensk, 183 mins, E

5:15 AM *The Divine Greta Garbo* ( 1990 ) Glenn Close. Dir: Susan F. Walker, Turner, 45 mins, P/S


Monday -- 17th

Author Alexandre Dumas p?re

6:00 AM *The Corsican Brothers* ( 1941 ) Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Ruth Warrick, Akim Tamiroff. Dir: Gregory Ratoff, E. S. Prods, 111 mins, P/S

8:00 AM *The Count of Monte Cristo* ( 1934 ) Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern. Dir: Rowland V. Lee, E. S. Prods, 113 mins, P/S

10:00 AM *The Secret Of Monte Cristo* ( 1961 ) Rory Calhoun, John Gregson, Patricia Bredin. Dir: Robert S. Baker, Mid-Century, 96 mins, P/S

11:45 AM *Black Magic* ( 1949 ) Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff. Dir: Gregory Ratoff, E. S. Prod, 105 mins, P/S

1:30 PM *The Brigand* ( 1952 ) Anthony Dexter, Jody Lawrence, Anthony Quinn. Dir: Phil Karlson, Columbia, 94 mins, P/S

3:15 PM *Mask of the Avenger* ( 1951 ) John Derek, Anthony Quinn, Jody Lawrance. Dir: Phil Karlson, Columbia, 83 mins, P/S

4:45 PM *The Three Musketeers* ( 1935 ) Walter Abel, Paul Lukas, Margot Grahame. Dir: Rowland V. Lee, RKO, 96 mins

6:30 PM *Die K?nigsloge* ( 1929 ) Alexander Moissi, Camilla Horn, Lew Hearn. Dir: Bryan Foy, WB, 76 mins


Apocalypse I -- The Earth will Destroy Us

8:00 PM *Deluge* ( 1933 ) Peggy Shannon, Lois Wilson, Sidney Blackmer. Dir: Felix E. Feist, RKO, 70 mins

9:15 PM *Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea* ( 1961 ) Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden. Dir: Irwin Allen, Windsor, 107 mins, P/S

11:15 PM *The Night the World Exploded* ( 1957 ) Kathryn Grant, William Leslie, Tristram Coffin. Dir: Fred F. Sears, Columbia, 64 mins, Premiere -3

12:30 AM *The End of the World* ( 1916 ) Alf Blutecher, Johanne Fritz-Petersen, Olaf F?nss. Dir: August Blom, Nordisk Film, 77 mins, Premiere -4

2:00 AM *The Last Days Of Pompeii* ( 1935 ) Preston Foster, Alan Hale, Basil Rathbone. Dir: Ernest B. Schoedsack, RKO, 96 mins

3:45 AM *Noah's Ark* ( 1928 ) Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery. Dir: Michael Curtiz, WB, 135 mins


Tuesday -- 18th

Author, actor, playwright Noel Coward

8:00 AM *Bitter Sweet* ( 1940 ) Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, George Sanders. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II, MGM, 93 mins

7:45 AM *Brief Encounter* ( 1945 ) Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway. Dir: David Lean, SG, 86 mins, P/S

9:15 AM *Design For Living* ( 1933 ) Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Gary Cooper. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch, Paramount, 90 mins, P/S

11:45 AM *In Which We Serve* ( 1942 ) Noel Coward, John Mills, Celia Johnson. Dir: Noel Coward, Two Cities, 115 mins, P/S

12:45 PM *Private Lives* ( 1931 ) Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Una Merkel. Dir: Sidney Franklin, MGM, 84 mins

2:15 PM *The Astonished Heart* ( 1949 ) Celia Johnson, Noel Coward, Margaret Leighton. Dir: Antony Darnborough, Gainsborough, 89 mins, P/S

3:45 PM *This Happy Breed* ( 1944 ) Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, John Mills. Dir: David Lean, Two Cities, 114 mins, P/S

5:45 PM *We Were Dancing* ( 1942 ) Norma Shearer, Melvyn Douglas, Gail Patrick. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard, MGM, 95 mins

7:30 PM *Now Playing* 30 mins


Apocalypse II -- Someone will Push the Wrong Button

8:00 PM *Dr. Strangelove* ( 1963 ) Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Stanley Kubrick, Columbia, 93 mins, P/S

9:45 PM *Fail Safe* ( 1964 ) Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman. Dir: Sidney Lumet, Columbia, 112 mins, P/S

11:45 PM *The Bedford Incident* ( 1965 ) Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Donald Sutherland. Dir: James B. Harris, Columbia, 102 mins, P/S

1:30 AM *Seven Days to Noon* ( 1950 ) Barry Jones, Andre Morell, Hugh Cross. Dir: John Boulting, LFP, 97 mins, P/S

3:15 AM *The Atomic City* ( 1952 ) Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Michael Moore. Dir: Jerry Hopper, Paramount, 85 mins, P/S

4:45 AM *Captain Scarface* ( 1953 ) Barton MacLane, Leif Erickson, Virginia Grey. Dir: Paul Guilfoyle, Lincoln, 72 mins, P/S


Wednesday -- 19th

Writer, visionary Jules Verne

6:00 AM *Around the World in Eighty Days* ( 1956 ) David Niven, Finlay Currie, Cantinflas. Dir: Michael Anderson, UA, 167 mins, P/S

9:00 AM *20,000 Leagues Under The Sea* ( 1954 ) Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas. Dir: Richard Fleischer, Disney, 127 mins, P/S

11:15 AM *The Mysterious Island* ( 1929 ) Lionel Barrymore, Jane Daly, Lloyd Hughes. Dir: Maurice Tourneur, MGM, 90 mins

12:45 PM *The Soldier and the Lady* ( 1937 ) Anton Walbrook, Elizabeth Allan, Margot Grahame. Dir: George Nichols Jr, RKO, 85 mins

2:15 PM *From The Earth To The Moon* ( 1958 ) Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Henry Daniell. Dir: Byron Haskin, Waverly, 100 mins, P/S

4:00 PM *Master Of The World* ( 1961 ) Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull. Dir: William Witney, MGM, 104 mins

5:45 PM *Journey to the Center of the Earth* ( 1959 ) James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl. Dir: Henry Levin, Fox, 132 mins, Premiere -5


Apocalypse III -- The Sky is Falling!

8:00 PM *The Day The Sky Exploded* ( 1958 ) Paul Hubschmid, Fiorella Mari, Madeleine Fischer. Dir: Paolo Heusch, Lux, 82 mins, PD

9:30 PM *When Worlds Collide* ( 1951 ) Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen. Dir: Rudolph Mat?, Paramount, 83 mins, Premiere -6

11:00 PM *The Quatermass Xperiment* ( 1956 ) Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Richard Wordsworth. Dir: Val Guest, Hammer, 82 mins, P/S

12:30 AM *Quatermass 2* ( 1957 ) Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James. Dir: Val Guest, Hammer, 85 mins, Premiere -7

2:00 AM *It Came From Outer Space* ( 1953 ) Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake. Dir: Jack Arnold, Universal, 81 mins, P/S

3:30 AM *The Lost Missile* ( 1958 ) Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Phillip Pine. Dir: William Berke, UA, 70 mins, P/S

4:45 AM *Twelve to the Moon* ( 1960 ) Michi Kobi, Tom Conway, John Wengraf. Dir: David Bradley, Columbia, 74 mins, P/S


Thursday -- 20th

Shakespeare (of course)

6:00 AM *Kiss Me Kate* ( 1953 ) Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller. Dir: George Sidney, MGM, 110 mins

8:00 AM *Romeo And Juliet* ( 1936 ) Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore. Dir: George Cukor, MGM, 125 mins,

10:15 AM *A Midsummer Night's Dream* ( 1935 ) James Cagney, Dick Powell, Mickey Rooney. Dir: Max Reinhardt, WB, 143 mins,

12:45 PM *Hamlet* ( 1948 ) Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie, Jean Simmons. Dir: Laurence Olivier, Two Cities, 154 mins, P/S

3:30 PM *Henry V* ( 1944 ) Sir Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks. Dir: Sir Laurence Olivier, Two Cities, 137 mins, P/S

6:00 PM *Throne of Blood* ( 1957 ) Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura. Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Toho, 110 mins, P/S


Apocalypse IV -- They're Out to Get Us!

8:00 PM *The War Of The Worlds* ( 1953 ) Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne. Dir: George Pal, Paramount, 85 mins, P/S

9:30 PM *Teenagers From Outer Space* ( 1959 ) David Love, Dawn Bender, Bryan Grant. Dir: Tom Graeff, Graeff Prods, 86 mins, PD

11:00 PM *Plan 9 From Outer Space* ( 1959 ) Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Vampira. Dir: Edward D. Wood Jr, Reynolds, 78 mins, P/S

12:30 AM *Killers from Space* ( 1954 ) Peter Graves, James Seay, Steve Pendleton. Dir: W. Lee Wilder, RKO, 71 mins,

1:45 AM *The X from Outer Space* ( 1967 ) Eiji Okada, Toshiya Wazaki, Peggy Neal. Dir: Kazui Nihonmatsu, Sh?chiku Eiga, 88 mins, P/S

3:15 AM *They Came From Beyond Space* ( 1967 ) Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin. Dir: Freddie Francis, Amicus, 85 mins, PD

4:45 AM *The Man From Planet X* ( 1951 ) Margaret Field, Raymond Bond, William Schallert. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer, UA, 71 mins, P/S


Friday -- 21st

Apocalypse V -- With so many ways to be destroyed, it's surprising we're still around.

6:00 AM *End of the World* ( 1931 ) Abel Gance, Colette Darfeuil, Sylvie Gance. Dir: Abel Gance, L'?cran d'Art, 105 mins, Premiere -8

7:45 AM *I Married A Monster From Outer Space* ( 1958 ) Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin. Dir: Gene Fowler Jr, Universal, 78 mins, P/S

9:15 AM *The Phantom Planet* ( 1961 ) Dean Fredericks, Coleen Gray, Francis X. Bushman. Dir: William Marshall, Four Crown, 82 mins, PD

10:45 AM *The Invisible Ray* ( 1936 ) Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton. Dir: Lambert Hillyer, Universal, 79 mins, P/S

12:15 PM *The H-Man* ( 1958 ) Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata. Dir: Ishiro Honda, Toho, 79 mins, P/S

1:45 PM *Invasion of the Body Snatchers* ( 1956 ) Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Carolyn Jones. Dir: Don Siegel, WWP, 80 mins, P/S

3:15 PM *Prince of Space* ( 1959 ) Tatsuo Umemiya, Ushio Skashi, Joji Oka. Dir: Eijir? Wakabayashi, Toei, 121 mins, Premiere -9

5:30 PM *Invisible Invaders* ( 1959 ) John Agar, Jean Byron, Robert Hutton. Dir: Edward L. Cahn, UA, 67 mins, P/S

6:45 PM *Phantom from Space* ( 1953 ) Ted Cooper, Tom Daly, Steve Acton. Dir: W. Lee Wilder, UA, 73 mins, Premiere -10


Apocalypse VI -- Alien Plant Alert! There's a Fungus Among Us

8:00 PM *The Thing From Another World* ( 1951 ) Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness. Dir: Christian Nyby, RKO, 87 mins,

9:45 PM *The Green Slime* ( 1969 ) Robert Horton, Richard Jaeckel, Luciana Paluzzi. Dir: Kinji Fukasaku, MGM, 90 mins

11:15 PM *The Blob* ( 1958 ) Steve McQueen, Aneta Corseaut, Earl Rowe. Dir: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr, Paramount, 82 mins, P/S

12:45 AM *It! The Terror from Beyond Space* ( 1958 ) Marshall Thompson, Shirley Patterson, Kim Spalding. Dir: Edward L. Cahn, UA, 69 mins, P/S


TCM Underground

2:00 AM *The Day of the Triffids* ( 1962 ) Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott. Dir: Steve Sekely, Allied Artists, 93 mins, E

3:45 AM *The Andromeda Strain* ( 1971 ) Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson. Dir: Robert Wise, Universal, 131 mins, P/S


Saturday -- 22nd

Those Who Survive

6:00 AM *Last Woman on Earth* ( 1960 ) Betsy Jones-Moreland, Antony Carbone, Robert Towne. Dir: Roger Corman, Filmgroup, 71 mins, PD

7:15 AM *The Last Man On Earth* ( 1964 ) Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli. Dir: Ubaldo Ragona, La Regina, 86 mins, PD

8:45 AM *On the Beach* ( 1959 ) Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire. Dir: Stanley Kramer, UA, 134 mins, P/S

11:00 AM *Five* ( 1951 ) William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubes, James Anderson. Dir: Arch Oboler, Columbia, 91 mins, P/S

12:45 PM *Panic in Year Zero* ( 1962 ) Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon. Dir: Ray Milland, AIP, 95 mins, P/S

2:30 PM *The Bed Sitting Room* ( 1969 ) Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook. Dir: Richard Lester, UA, 90 mins, P/S

4:00 PM *The World, the Flesh and the Devil* ( 1959 ) Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer. Dir: Randal MacDougal, MGM, 95 mins

5:45 PM *Things To Come* ( 1936 ) Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwick. Dir: William Cameron Menzies, London Film Productions, 97 mins, P/S

7:30 PM *Now Playing* 30 mins


Those Who Survive II and Oscar Misses

TCM Essential

8:00 PM *Silent Running* ( 1972 ) Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin. Dir: Douglas Trumbull, Universal, 89 mins, Premiere -11, Oscar for Best Supporting Robot


9:45 PM *The Omega Man* ( 1971 ) Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash. Dir: Boris Sagal, WB, 98 mins, Premiere -12, Oscar for Best Misanthrope

11:30 PM *A Boy and His Dog* ( 1974 ) Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Jason Robards Jr.. Dir: L. Q. Jones, LQ/JAF, 87 mins, Premiere -13, Oscar for Best Opening Titles

1:00 AM *The Time Machine* ( 1960 ) Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Alan Young. Dir: George Pal, MGM, 103 mins, Oscar for Best Closing Question

2:45 AM *Barbarella* ( 1968 ) Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg. Dir: Roger Vadim, Paramount, 98 mins, P/S, Oscar for Best Costumes

4:30 AM *Day the World Ended* ( 1955 ) Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens. Dir: Roger Corman, Golden, 79 mins, Premiere -14, Oscar for Best Man-Eating Monster

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Program Notes for Capuchin's Schedule for 16 Dec 2012 to 22 Dec 2012


*Authors and Apocalypse*


Everyone praises directors, but the really important ones are the authors -- it's their characters and plots which capture people's imaginations.


Most people have never heard of Vera Caspary, but they'll find her novels, stories, and screenplays were the basis of their favorite movies. Alexandre Dumas p?re created many of the world's most memorable characters, from the grandest (the Count of Monte Cristo) to the most wretched (the man in the iron mask). Noel Coward brought the classic Brit into our lives. Jules Verne took us into space and to the bottom of the ocean. And, you can't mention writers who inspired characters without including the Bard of Avon.


Mayan Apocalypse -- 21 Dec 12

Mankind's oldest story is of a great flood, so it was natural to begin a week of apocalypse movies with *Deluge.* Natural disasters, nuclear war, plagues, alien invasions, plant mutations, meteors . . . I think I've covered everything that can happen.


We must then (on Saturday) think of the survivors.


My Oscar picks are a little off centaur because I don't take the Oscars seriously. Dewey gave a wonderful performance, but he was snubbed by the academy just because he's metal and plastic instead of flesh and blood. How better to open a movie than tell people that politicians had finally solved the problem of urban blight? The question of which books you'd use to rebuild civilization is one worthy of contemplation. To do great things with very little, especially in costume design, deserves some kind of award. And there really should be recognition for the best monster of the year!

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Capuchin, I agree. The writting's the thing. My personal favorite is Damon Runyon. I liked your Doomsday theme. I knew there are a lot of 'disaster'/'destruction' movies, but you managed to find even more. I'm personally looking forward to 12/21/2012. Good theme, Good schedule, and Good recognition of where the whole process starts.

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Capuchin, I'm delighted you have another great schedule for us. Who knew there were so many kinds of apocalypse? The tributes to Vera Caspary and Noel Coward are excellent ideas. Let's hope the programmers are reading.

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

> I knew there are a lot of 'disaster'/'destruction' movies, but you managed to find even more.


He thanks you for your kind words. Our Internet availability is limited so he will not be logging in again until it is time to vote.


He did note that he could have filled the entire week with movies of apocalypses if he had had unlimited premieres as the very good ones all seem to be either from Japan or Britain.

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Kingrat, February has been such a busy month that I wasn't sure that I'd be able to get this Challenge together in time. It looks like I'll just manage to squeak by in time. The Challenge is done except for minor tweaking. Then on to the notes. I haven't been able to peruse the other schedules except for checking the SOTMs. I can't wait to pore over them. It always amazes me to see what everyone comes up with.

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*SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012*






*Ruth Donnelly*



*6:00 am Private Detective 62* (1933) Dir. Michael Curtiz.

starring William Powell, Margaret Lindsay, Ruth Donnelly. 1st Nat'l, 67 minutes.

*7:15 am Goodbye Again* (1933) Dir. Michael Curtiz.

starring Joan Blondell, Warren William, Genevieve Tobin. 1st Nat'l, 65 minutes.

*8:30 am Personal Maid's Secret* (1935) Dir. Arthur G. Collins.

starring Margaret Lindsay, Warren Hull, Anita Louise. WB, 58 minutes.

*9:30 am More Than a Secretary* (1936) Dir. Alfred E. Green.

starring Jean Arthur, George Brent. Columbia, 80 minutes. p/s.



*Eve Arden*



*11:00 am Cover Girl* (1944) Dir. Charles Vidor.

starring Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Eve Arden. Columbia, 105 minutes. p/s.



*Pert Kelton-today's birthday girl*



*12:45 pm Meanest Gal in Town* (1934) Dir. Russell Mack.

starring Zasu Pitts, Pert Kelton, James Gleason. RKO, 62 minutes.

*2:00 pm Sing and Like It* (1934) Dir. William A. Seiter.

starring Zasu Pitts, Pert Kelton, Nat Pendleton. RKO, 72 minutes.



*Jean Dixon*



*3:15 pm Joy of Living* (1938) Dir. Tay Garnett.

starring Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. RKO, 91 minutes.

*5:00 pm Holiday* (1938) Dir. George Cukor.

starring Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn. Columbia, 95 minutes. p/s.

*6:30 pm Mister Dynamite* (1935) Dir. Alan Crosland.

starring Edmund Lowe, Jean Dixon, Esther Ralston. Univ, 75 minutes. Premiere # 1.



*Short: Traveltalks: In the Land of Diamonds* (1952) Dir. James A. Fitzpatrick.

MGM, 9 minutes.





*8:00 pm The Moonstone* (1934) Dir. Reginald Barker.

starring David Manners, Phyllis Barry. Monogram, 62 minutes. p/d.

*9:15 pm Green Fire* (1955) Dir. Andrew Marton.

starring Grace Kelly, Stewart Granger. MGM, 100 minutes.

*11:00 pm The Great Diamond Robbery* (1954). Dir. Robert Z. Leonard.

starring Red Skelton, Cara Williams. MGM, 70 minutes.






*12:15 am Women Love Diamonds* (1927) Dir. Edmund Goulding.

starring Pauline Starke, Owen Moore, Lionel Barrymore. MGM, 70 minutes.

*Short: Pearls and Devil Fish* (1931) Dir. Harold Austin.

MGM, 10 minutes.






*2:00 am Pearls of the Crown* (1937) Dir. Sacha Guitry.

starring Sacha Guitry, Arletty, Marcel Dalio. Lenauer Int'l, 118 minutes. Exempt.

*4:15 am La Perla* (1947) Dir. Emilio Fernandez.

starring Pedro Armendariz, Maria Elena Marques. RKO, 85 minutes.



*Short: Ice Antics* (1939) Dir. David Miller.

MGM, 10 minutes.



*MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012*






*6:00 am Ice Castles* (1978) Dir. Donald Wrye.

starring Lynn-Holly Johnson, Robby Benson. Columbia, 108 minutes. p/s.

*8:00 am Everything Happens at Night* (1939) Dir. Irving Cummings.

starring Sonja Henie, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings. TCF, 78 minutes. p/s.

*9:30 am Second Fiddle* (1939) Dir. Sidney Lanfield.

starring Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power. TCF, 85 minutes. p/s.

*11:00 am Snow White and the Three Stooges* (1961) Dir. Walter Lang.

starring Carol Heiss, The Three Stooges. TCF, 107 minutes. Premiere # 2

*1:00 pm Ice Follies of 1939* (1939) Dir. Reinhold Schunzel.

starring Joan Crawford, James Stewart. MGM, 82 minutes.

*3:30 pm Suspence* (1946) Dir. Frank Tuttle.

starring Belita, Barry Sullivan, Bonita Granville. Monogram, 101 minutes. p/s.

*5:15 pm The Hunted* (1948) Dir. Jack Bernhard.

starring Belita, Preston Foster. Allied Artists, 88 minutes. Premiere # 3.

*6:45 pm Murder in the Music Hall* (1946) Dir. John English.

starring Vera Ralston, Helen Walker, William Marshall. Republic, 60 minutes. Premiere # 4.






*8:00 pm Top of the Town* (1937) Dir. Ralph Murphy.

starring George Murphy, Doris Nolan, Gertrude Niesen, Joyce Compton. Univ, 86 Minutes. Premiere # 5.

*9:30 pm In Old Chicago* (1938) Dir. Henry King.

starring Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche. TCF, 115 minutes. p/s.

*11:30 pm One Third of a Nation* (1939) Dir. Dusley Murphy.

starring Sylvia Sidney, Leif Erickson. Paramount, 79 minutes. p/s.

*1:00 am The Chief* (1933) Dir. Charles F. Reisner.

starring Ed Wynn, Dorothy MacKaill. MGM, 66 minutes.

*2:15 am She Loved a Fireman* (1937) Dir. John Farrow.

starring Ann Sheridan, Dick Foran. WB, 58 minutes.

*3:15 am The Fireman's Ball* (1967) Dir. Milos Forman.

starring Jan Vostrcil. Cinema V, 71 minutes. p/s.

*4:30 am Fireman, Save My Child* (1932) Dir. Lloyd Bacon.

starring Joe E. Brown, Evalyn Knapp. 1st Nat'l, 66 minutes.

*Short: Going To Blazes* (1947) Dir. Gunther Von Fritsch.

MGM, 21 minutes.






*MARIE ANTOINETTE: R.I.P. October 16, 1793*



*6:00 am The Razor's Edge* (1946) Dir. Edmund Goulding.

starring Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney. TCF, 145 minutes. p/s.

*8:30 am Two Heads on a Pillow* (1934) Dir. William Nigh.

starring Neil Hamilton, Miriam Jordan. Liberty, 68 minutes. p/s.

*9:45 am Two on a Guillotine* (1965) Dir. William Conrad.

starring Connie Stevens, Caesar Romero. WB, 107 minutes. Premiere # 6

*11:45 am A Severed Head* (1971) Dir. Dick Clement.

starring Lee Remick, Claire Bloom, Richard Attenborough. Columbia, 98 minutes. p/s.

*1:30 pm Die, Die, My Darling!* (1965) Dir. Silvio Narizzano.

starring Tallulah Bankhead, Stephanie Powers. Columbia, 97 minutes. p/s.

*Short: Paris on Parade* (1938) Dir. James A. Fitzpatrick.

MGM, 9 minutes.

*3:30 pm The Last Time I Saw Paris* (1954) Dir. Richard Brooks.

starring Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon. MGM, 116 minutes.

*5:30 pm What a Way To Go!* (1964) Dir. J. Lee Thompson.

starring Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Gene Kelly. TCF, 111 minutes. Premiere # 7

*7:30 pm Now Playing: October* (2012), 30 minutes.



*STAR OF THE MONTH: SYLVIA SIDNEY ( and the Literary Giants)*



*Lillian Hellman*

*8:00 pm Dead End* (1937) Dir. William Wyler.

starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart. Goldwyn, 93 minutes. p/s.

*9:45 pm The Searching Wind* (1946) Dir. William Dieterle.

starring Robert Young, Sylvia Sidney. Paramount, 108 minutes. Premiere # 8.

*Dashiell Hammett*

*11:45 pm City Streets* (1931) Dir. Rouben Mamoulian.

starring Sylvia Sidney, Gary Cooper. Paramount, 83 minutes. p/s.

*Elmer Rice*

*1:15 am Street Scene* (1931) Dir. King Vidor.

starring Sylvia Sidney, Beulah Bondi, William Collier, Jr. Goldwyn, 80 minutes. p/s

*Victor Hugo*

*2:45 am Les Miserables* (1952) Dir. Lewis Milestone.

starring Robert Newton, Michael Rennie, Sylvia Sidney. TCF, 105 minutes. p/s.

*Joseph Conrad*

*4:30 am Sabotage* (1936) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock.

starring Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Holmolka. British Gaumont, 76 min. p/s.



*Short: Magic Alphabet* (1942) Dir. Jacques Tourneur.

starring Stephan McNally. MGM, 11 minutes.









*6:00 am Ann Vickers* (1933) Dir. John Cromwell. Do-gooder.

starring Irene Dunne, Walter Huston. RKO, 72 minutes.

*7:15 am Becky Sharp* (1935) Dir. Rouben Mamoulian. Gold Digger.

starring Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee. RKO, 85 minutes.

*8:45 am Carrie* (1952) Dir. William Wyler.

starring Jennifer Jones, Laurence Olivier. Paramount, 124 minutes. p/s.

*11:00 am Daisy Kenyon* (1947) Dir. Otto Preminger.

starring Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda. TCF, 99 minutes. p/s.

*12:45 pm Eve Knew Her Apples* (1945) Dir. Will Jason. Radio singer.

starring Ann Miller, William Wright. Columbia, 64 minutes. p/s.

*2:00 pm Panama Flo* (1932) Dir. Ralph Murray.

starring Helen Twelvetrees, Robert Armstrong. RKO, 72 minutes.

*3:15 pm Genevieve* (1953) Dir. Henry Cornelius.

starring John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Dinah Sheridan. Rank, 86 minutes. p/s.

*4:45 pm Heidi* (1937) Dir. Alan Dwan. Swiss miss-type.

starring Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt. TCF, 87 minutes. p/s.

*6:15 pm Irene* (1940) Dir. Herbert Wilcox. Redhead, Irish, likes blue.

starring Anna Neagle, Ray Milland, Marsha Hunt. RKO, 101 minutes.



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*8:00 pm Laura* (1944) Dir. Otto Preminger.

starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb. TCF, 88 minutes. Premiere #9.

*9:45 pm The Hard Way* (1943) Dir. Vincent Sherman.

starring Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie. WB, 110 minutes.

*11:45 pm Escapade* (1935) Dir. Robert Z. Leonard.

starring William Powell, Luise Rainer. MGM, 93 minutes.

*1:30 am Phantom of Crestwood* (1932) Dir, J. Walter Ruben.

starring Karen Morley, Ricardo Cortez. RKO, 77 minutes.

*3:00 am Girls About Town* (1931) Dir. George Cukor.

starring Kay Francis, Joel McCrea, Lilyan Tashman. Paramount, 80 minutes. Premiere #10.

*4:30 am Ella Cinders* (1926) Dir. Alfred E. Green.

starring Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes. 1st Nat'l, 75 minutes.









*6:00 am Julia* (1977) Dir. Fred Zinneman.

starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave. TCF, 117 minutes. p/s.

*8:00 am Kitty Foyle* (1940) Dir. Sam Wood. Great shorthand.

starring Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan. RKO, 108 minutes.

*10:00 am Lolita* (1962) Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Young & dangerous.

starring James Mason, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon. MGM, 152 minutes.

*12:45 pm Marnie* (1964) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Blonde & psycho. Don't wear red.

starring Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker. Univ., 130 minutes. p/s.

*3:00 pm Nancy Drew, Datective* (1938) Dir. William Clemens. Nosy.

starring Bonita Granville, John Litel. WB, 66 minutes.

*4:15 pm Odette* (1950) Dir. Herbert Wilcox. Looks like Irene.

starring Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Peter Ustinoff. British Lion, 124 minutes. p/s.

*6:30 pm Poppy* (1936) Dir. Edward Sutherland. Lovely & loyal.

starring W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson. Paramount, 73 minutes. p/s.



*Short: The Costume Designer* (1950) Dir. Tholen Gladden.

starring Edith Head, Linda Darnell, Joan Caulfield. RKO, 9 minutes.







*8:00 pm Sabrina* (1954) Dir. Billy Wilder.

starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden. Paramount, 113 minutes. p/s.

*10:00 pm The Return of Martin Guerre* (1983) Dir. Daniel Vigne.

starring Gerard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye. European Int'l, 122 minutes. Premiere #11.

*12:15 am City Lights* (1931) Dir. Charles Chaplin.

starring Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill. UA, 87 minutes. p/s.

*Short: Double or Nothing* (1936) Dir. Joseph Henabery.

starring Phil Harris, Leah Ray. WB, 21 minutes.

*2:15 am Theodora Goes Wild* (1936) Dir. David Butler.

starring Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas. Columbia, 94 minutes. p/s.

*3:45 am My Man Godfrey* (1936) Dir. Gregory La Cava.

starring William Powell, Carole Lombard. Univ., 94 minutes. p/s.



*Short: 1925 Studio Tour* (1925).

starring Erich Von Stroheim, Louis B. Mayer, Howard Hawks. MGM, 32 minutes.



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*6:00 am Queen Kelly* (1928) Dir. Erich Von Stroheim.

starring Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron. UA, 101 minutes. p/s.

*7:45 am Roxie Hart* (1942) Dir. William Wellman. Violent streak.

starring Ginger Rogers, Adolph Menjou. TCF, 75 minutes. p/s.

*9:00 am Susan Lennox: Her Rise and Fall* (1931) Dir. Robert Z. Leonard.

starring Greta Garbo, Clark Gable. MGM, 74 minutes.

*10:15 am Torchy Runs For Mayor* (1939) Dir. Ray McCarey. Whew-fast talker!

starring Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane. WB, 60 minutes.

*Short: Ursula* (1961) Dir. Lloyd Michael Williams. Punishment fetish.

starring Dorothea Griffin. Independent prduction, 11 minutes. p/d.

*11:30 am Vanessa, Her Love Story* (1935) Dir. William K. Howard. Married but unhappily so.

starring Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery. MGM, 77 minutes.

*1:00 pm Wanda* (1970) Dir. Barbara Loden. Barfly.

starring Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins. Bardene Int'l, 102 minutes. p/s.

*2:45 pm Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl* (1998) Dir. Joan Chen. Loves apples.

starring Xiaolu Li. Stratosphere Entertainment, 99 minutes. Premiere #12.

*4:30 pm Yentl* (1983) Dir. Barbra Streisand. Rather masculine.

starring Barbra Steisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving. UA, 132 minutes. p/s.

*6:45 pm Zenobia* (1939) Dir. Gordon Douglas. Huge appetite, avoid meals with her.

starring Laurel & Hardy, Harry Langdon, Billie Burke. Hal Roach, 73 minutes. p/s.






*8:00 pm Love Story* (1970) Dir. Arthur Hiller.

starring Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, Ray Milland. Paramount, 99 minutes. p/s.

*9:45 pm Brown of Harvard* (1926) Dir. Jack Conway.

starring William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian. MGM, 85 minutes.

*11:15 pm The Group* (1966) Dir. Sidney Lumet.

starring Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Shirley Knight. UA, 150 minutes. p/s.






*2:00 am Sex Kittens Go To College* (1960) Dir. Albert Zugsmith.

starring Mamie Van Doren, Tuesday Weld, Vampira. Alied Artists, 90 minutes. Exempt.

*3:30 am The Ivy League Killers* (1958) Dir. William Richardson.

starring Don Borisenko, Barbara Bricker. Astral Films, 69 minutes. Premiere # 13

*4:45 am Gentlemen Are Born* (1934) Dir. Alfred E. Green.

starring Franchot Tone, Ann Dvorak, Jean Muir. MGM, 74 minutes.









*6:00 am The Secret Six* (1931) Dir. George Hill.

starring Walter Huston, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow. MGM, 83 minutes.

*7:30 am With Six You Get Eggroll* (1968) Dir. Howard Morris.

starring Doris Day, Brian Keith. Nat'l Gen. Pictures, 95 minutes. p/s.

*9:15 am My Six Loves* (1963) Dir. Gower Champion.

starring Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson. Paramount, 101 minutes. p/s.

*11:00 am My Six Convicts* (1952) Dir. Hugo Fregonese.

starring Gilbert Roland, Harry Morgan. Columbia, 108 minutes. p/s.

*1:00 pm Six Day Bicycle Rider* (1934) Dir. Lloyd Bacon.

starring Joe E. Brown, Maxine Doyle. 1st Nat'l, 69 minutes.

*2:15 pm Symphony of Six Million* (1932) Dir. Gregory LaCava.

starring Ricardo Cortez, Irene Dunne. RKO, 94 minutes.

*4:00 pm Inn of the Sixth Happiness* (1958) Dir. Mark Robson.

starring Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat. TCF, 158 minutes. p/s.

*6:45 pm Six of a Kind* (1934) Dir. Leo McCarey.

starring W.C.Fields, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland. Paramount, 62 minutes. p/s.

*Short: Six Hits and a Miss* (1942) Dir. Jean Negulesco.

starring Six Hits and a Miss. WB, 9 minutes.






*8:00 pm Seven Chances* (1925) Dir. Buster Keaton.

starring Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer. Buster Keaton Prod., 56 minutes. p/s.






*9:15 pm The Seven Year Itch* (1955) Dir. Billy Wilder.

starring Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes. TCF, 105 minutes. p/s.

*11:00 pm Seven Sinners* (1936) Dir. Albert de Courville.

starring Edmund Lowe, Constance Cummings. British Gaumont, 69 minutes. Premiere #14.

*12:15 am Seven Sweethearts* (1942) Dir. Frank Borzage.

starring Kathryn Grayson, Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt. MGM, 98 minutes.

*2:00 am Seven Keys To Baldpate* (1929) Dir. Reginald Barker.

starring Richard Dix, Miriam Seeger. RKO, 72 minutes.

*3:15 am House of Seven Gables* (1940) Dir. Joe May.

starring George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay, Vincent Price. Univ., 89 minutes. p/s.

*4:45 am Seven Days Ashore* (1944) Dir. John H. Auer.

starring Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Virginia Mayo. RKO, 74 minutes.




















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*Programming Notes: Challenge #21*

*Week of October 14-October 20, 2012*


*Sunday*. I just love the wisecracking gal persona in film. These are some of my favorites: Ruth Donnelly, Eve Arden, Pert Kelton, and Jean Dixon.

*Sing and Like It* is a real sleeper: full of terrific character actors and funny dialogue. Pert Kelton is great in this one. Jean Dixon made a handful of memorable appearances. Her best known is *My Man Godfrey* but I didn’t want to use it here as I am using it later in the week. I recently saw *Mister Dynamite*. Both she and Edmund Lowe were good but Dixon ultimately stole the picture.


The evening's theme of "Inside Milady's Jewel Box" is self explanatory but it is my hope that TCM will show *Women Love Diamonds* for Silent Sunday Nights in the next couple of years. It played in LA in the last couple of years and I'd love to see it.

Sacha Guitry's *Pearls of the Crown* is the import. I think that Guitry is a genius and deserves more play on TCM.



*Monday*. "Icing the Competition" is my tribute to skating competition and women who've been competitive ice skaters. No, Joan Crawford, Lew Ayres and James Stewart are not really former skaters in *Ice Follies of 1939* but the film is full of of many wonderful professional skaters.



"Fireman Save My Plot" is all about firefighters in film. *Top of the Town* has many noteworthy things in it but I picked it for this theme because it has one of the most unusual production numbers. Imagine chorus girls dressed in flannel nighties, climbing ladders and jumping into firemens’ nets below. As odd and bizarre as "Turn on the Heat" in *Sunnyside Up*.



*Tuesday*. "Marie Antoinette: R.I.P." I doubt that anyone would misunderstand this theme and the programming unless they don't remember their history.



SOTM is the wonderful Sylvia Sidney. I’ve chosen a selection of films based upon works by great authors. *The Searching Wind* is a terrific film. I'd love to see it on TCM someday.



*Wednesday*. I wanted to do a "Little Black Book" theme. The A to Z names (all women) are spead out over three days. Like any useful black book, there are occasional comments to help the owner remember something distinctive about many of the entries.



The evening is devoted to my guest programmer stint. *Laura* is a film that I love (and obviously many others do too). It seems to pop up quite frequently in these Challenges. I absolutely love *The Hard Way* and think that it is not as well known as it should be. Ida Lupino and Jack Carson are the standout performances, for me. *Escapade*. I adore William Powell and although I have seen this film in a theater, know it's rarely (if ever) on TCM. Let's show it! *Phantom of Crestwood* is a nifty little crime film-very well done. It used to be shown on TCM regularly but hasn't been on in years. *Girls About Town* may be my favorite precode EVER! I'm sorry that it doesn't appear to be included in May's SOTM Joel McCrea schedule. Hopefully another time. *Ella Cinders*. Colleen Moore: wonderful. We need more of her.




*Thursday*. "Oscar Misfires". I love the film *Sabrina* (1954) but Edith Head won (and took all the credit for the Costume Design). She had nothing to do with Audrey Hepburn's fabulous confections. They were created by Hubert de Givenchy. When Head won, she did not give any acknowledgement of his work. Let's face it: the Oscar went for his work in transforming Hepburn. The winner (amongst other nominees) should have been *The Earrings of Madame De...* *The Return of Martin Guerre* (1982) was robbed. Not only was it not even nominated for Best Foreign Film but it lost Best Costume Design to *Fanny and Alexander*. Don't get me wrong: I like *Fanny and Alexander* but I saw the film in the theater and couldn't help but notice a long zipper in a closeup of the back of one of the characters. Not authentic at all. *Martin Guerre's* costumes were so authentic and distressed that you really felt like you were in the middle of a medieval village. *City Lights* (1931): no nominations at all. REALLY?! *Double or Nothing* (1936) is a short that was nominated but should have won, in my book. 1936 brought a Best Actress Oscar to Luise Rainer for *The Great Ziegfeld*. She deserved it for *The Good Earth* but not for the former. I would have been happy if the Oscar went to either Irene Dunne in *Theodora Goes Wild* or Carole Lombard in *My Man Godfrey*.



One interesting thing about this Challenge was researching Oscar history. One of the things that amazed me was how many great songs were often nominated in the same year.



Here's 1935:

"Cheek to Cheek" from *Top Hat* Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

"Lovely to Look At" from *Roberta* Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh

"Lullaby of Broadway" from *Gold Diggers of 1935* Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Al Dubin: the winner!



*Friday*. "Elite Education" was a way for me to mix in some interesting films for TCM Underground. I've always wanted to use *Sex Kittens Go To College* and then there's *The Ivy League Killers*.



*Saturday*. "All Sixes and Sevens" is obvious in its programming content. My Essential is *Seven Chances*. It's my favorite Buster Keaton film. I premiere *Seven Sinners*, a fun mystery/train film from British Gaumont.



*Silent Sunday Nights*



*Women Love Diamonds*



*TCM Imports*



*Pearls of the Crown*



*Star of the Month*



*Sylvia Sidney*



*TCM Underground*



*Sex Kittens Go To College*



*The Essentials*



*Seven Chances*






*See schedule*


Edited by: countessdelave on Mar 4, 2012 7:30 AM

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Countess, I hoped you were going to have a last-minute entry. Hurray! Lots of fun stuff, like the salute to the wisecracking dames.


So we have nine schedules in all. The voting thread is up!


I hope everyone will look at the schedules and make your comments.


Edited by: kingrat on Mar 5, 2012 1:41 PM

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Blast, I neglected to vote in time. Was impressed with the choice of SEVEN CHANCES for the Essentials. Would have liked to have seen someone choose THE FRESHMAN too.Trouble is it is no longer on DVD, so probably would not make the Essetials until re-released. SEVEN CHANCES just came out on Blu-ray a few months ago,

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