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Films that TCM has yet to show.

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What about films that TCM used to show, such as RIDE THE PINK HORSE?


I haven't seen that on TCM in many years. Seeing Wanda Hendrix in this spy movie tonight reminded me of it.


And what ever happened to Abbott and Costello?


And all those WC Fields movies I used to see in local theaters when I lived in San Francisco? TCM used to show 4 or 5 of them but now shows only one which is repeated as if it was the only one he ever made.


Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

My Little Chickadee


You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

It's a Gift

You're Telling Me!

The Old Fashioned Way

Tillie and Gus

International House

Million Dollar Legs


And several others. These were on TV back in the 1980s and 90s. They used to show in big city theaters in the 1960s+


Old AMC used to show them. TCM has shown some of them in the past.


Where are they now?

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> And what ever happened to Abbott and Costello?




According to Calvin's December schedule thread, you can spend New Year's Eve with Abbott and Costello.

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I'm not a big Fields fan, but I love The Old Fashioned Way and Million Dollar Legs. The former mostly for the hilarious "Gathering Up the Shells at the Seashore" scene with Jan Duggan as Cleopatra Pepperday, singing to an exasperated Fields as The Great McGonigle; and the latter for Lyda Roberti at Mata Machree.


Here's Jan Duggan and her song, starts at the six-minute point in this clip:


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TCM has never shown Tess or Barry Lyndon and they certainly don't show up on TCM. TCM has never shown a movie by Satyajit Ray. Interestingly, TCM has shown nine movies by Jean-Luc Godard. It has not shown A Woman is a Woman, Pierrot le Fou, Masculin Feminin, 2 or 3 Things I know about her, Weekend and everything after Tout va Bien.

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Thanks for mentioning Ray, skimpole. Definitely the best director who has not had any of his work on TCM. The Apu trilogy would be the obvious choice to start with. But there are many other great ones. I liken him to Ozu, not for his visuals, but for the way he starts out telling a simple tale, and through repetition and layering of elements, develops themes, and by the end leaves the viewer powerfully affected.

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TCM has yet to air any of Colleen Moore's surviving First National features from the 1920's. Despite Warner's owning the copyrights. They also have yet to show any of Pola Negri's Paramount features of the 20's. Almost nothing of Nancy Carroll's Paramount features of the late 20's and early 30's either. If we will ever see any of these movies remains to be seen. Moore and Negri are arguably the two biggest female Silent Stars who's movies are never broadcast. The biggest Male Star who's films haven't been shown is probably Tom Mix. None of his Fox Westerns have ever aired. I would also have to include William S. Hart in the equation. Years ago I recall seeing HELL'S HINGES, but that is about it.


Although TCM has run three Marion Davies Sients, the majority of her films that TCM runs are Talkies. Most of her MGM Silents are never shown. Where are ZANDER THE GREAT, THE LIGHTS OF OLD BROADWAY, BEVERLY OF GRAUSTARK, QUALITY STREET, TILLIE THE TOILER, and THE CARDBOARD LOVER, among others? Still stuck in the vaults.



Famous Silent Films that should be fairly easy to get that have yet to debut include De Mille's 1923 original Silent version of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Herbert Brenon's PETER PAN (1924), F. W. Murnau's FAUST (1926), De Mille's CHICAGO (1927), Paul Leni's THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, and the three Von Sternberg's UNDERWORLD (1927), THE LAST COMMAND (1928), and THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK (1928).



Speaking of which, I pray that TCM will pick up the new Criterion Restoration of Chaplin's THE GOLD RUSH. Finally we can see the original 1925 cut of the film in an outstanding print with a full Orchestral score. The poorly re-edited and badly altered 1942 sound reissue that TCM has been stuck with for years must be replaced. If the Chaplin Estate does not let the new version be broadcast, I give up. We have yet to see the restored WINGS either, let alone THE BIG PARADE.



Just curious, has TCM ever ran John Ford's HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY? I don't think that they have.

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The Greeks Had a Word For Them (1932). Delightful pre-enforcement comedy about three golddiggers that does not cop out at the end. Stars Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, and, in a rare film appearance, Ina Claire. Also Lowell Sherman acts and directs.

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Forgot to mention where is Douglas Fairbanks *THE BLACK PIRATE (1926)?* You would think that we would see it on TCM once and awhile. Just the novelty of a Silent in Two-Color Technicolor. And it has Billie Dove too. They never show any of her films, except for a couple Talkies. Two other Fairbanks features they haven't aired are *THE GAUCHO (1927)* with Lupe Velez, and the Photoplay Productions restoration of *THE IRON MASK* which has a Carl Davis score.


Plus we are still waiting for Frank Borzage's *SEVENTH HEAVEN (1927)* with Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. I put in a suggestion for Star of The Month Tribute's to Mary Pickford, Fairbanks, and Gaynor.









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I'll second the *W.C. FIELDS* sentiment. All that I have been able to see of his work is The Bank Dick (which TCM shows a lot, but I don't care I watch it every time it comes on) and David Copperfield (which TCM shows *a lot* period.)


I know some of the titles are Paramounts though, so it's likely they'll sit in the salt mines 'til doomsday. It's a shame, because I'm not sure how many are on DVD (not like I have that option anyway) and all are barred from u-yay ube-tay.


From what I've seen, the man was an absolute hoot. His movies are such a refreshing departure from the sepia-toned, Andy Hardy, "golly gee, ain't this swell" stuff of the mid thirties to early forties, and are just the thing to (possibly) attract *new viewers.*


Maybe if someone sent a really nice edible arrangement to Paramount?

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Actually, Universal owns the Paramount W. C.Fileds features of the 30's. Not Paramount. The only one's that Paramount stil own's would be three of his Silents THE OLD ARMY GAME (1926), SO'S YOUR OLD MAN (1926), and RUNNIN' WILD (1927). A Fields sound short or two will be part of the Mack Sennett tribute in a couple of weeks. Including THE DENIST. TCM. Occassionally shows NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK, and MY LITTLE CHICKADEE among his later features.






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Of Robert Bresson's 13 movies, TCM has shown three. Seven movies of his appear in Sight and Sound's recent greatest films of all time. TCM has shown Diary of a Country Priest, A Man Escaped and has not shown Pickpocket, Au Hazard Baltazar, Mouchette, The Devil, Probably, or L'Argent.

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The following movies on Sight and Sound's 2012 top 250 movies of all time poll have not appeared on TCM.

#12 L'Atalante (1934, Vigo, to show November 25)
#15 Late Spring (1949, Ozu)
#16 Au Hazard Balthazar (1966, Bresson)
#24 In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong)
#28 Mulholland Dr. (2001, Lynch)
#29 Shoah (1985, Lanzmann)
#35 Satantango (1994, Tarr)
#41 Journey to Italy (1954, Rossellini)
#42 (tie) Pather Panchali (1955, Ray)
#42 (tie) Pierrot le Fou (1965, Godard)
#42 (tie) Close-up (1990, Kiarostami)
#48 Histoire de Cinema (1998, Godard)
#59 (tie) Barry Lyndon (1975, Kubrick)
#59 (tie) The Mother and the **** (1973, Eustarche)
#63 Pickpocket (1959, Bresson, coming November 11)
#69 Blade Runner (1982, Scott)
#73 L'Eclisse (1962, Antonioni)
#78 Beau Travail (1999, Denis)
#84 (tie) The Colour of Pomegranates (1968, Parajanov)
#84 (tie) A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Yang)
#90 Aguirre the Wrath of God (1972, Herzog)
#93 (tie) Un Chien D'Andalou (1928, Dali)
#93 (tie) Yi-Yi (2000, Yang)
#93 (tie) Touki Bouki (1973, Mambety)
#93 (tie) Ali: Fear eats the Soul (1974, Fassbinder)
#102 (tie) Wavelength (1967, Snow)
#102 (tie) The Travelling Players (1975, Angelopoulos)
#102 (tie) Meshes of the Afternoon (1943, Deren)
#102 (tie) 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967, Godard)
#102 (tie) The Tree of Life (2011, Malick)
#110 (tie) The Passenger (1975, Antonioni)
#110 (tie) L'age d'or (1930, Bunuel)
#117 (tie) Mouchette (1966, Bresson)
#117 (tie) A City of Sadness (1989, Hou)
#127 (tie) Spring in a Small Town (1948, Mu)
#127 (tie) Out 1 (1971, Rivette)
#127 (tie) Tropical Maladay (2004, Weerasethakul)
#127 (tie) L'Argent (1983, Bresson)
#127 (tie) Three Colours: Blue (1993, Kieslowski)
#127 (tie) Don't look now (1973, Roeg)
#127 (tie) Celine and Julie go Boating (1974, Rivette)

#127 (tie) The Last Laugh (1924, Murnau)

#144 (tie) Hiroshima mon Amour (1959, Resnais)

#144 (tie) Memories of Underdevelopment (1968, Gutierrez Alea)

#144 (tie) Chungking Express (1994, Wong)

#154 (tie) Marketa Lazarova (1967, Vlacil)

#154 (tie) Hidden (2004, Haneke)

#154 (tie) The Shining (1980, Kubrick)

#154 (tie) Chimes at Midnight (1966, Welles)

#154 (tie) Come and See (1985, Klimov)

#154 (tie) Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988, Davies)

#154 (tie) Once upon a Time in America (1984, Leone)

#154 (tie) Cries and Whispers (1973, Bergman)

#171 (tie) The Werckmeister Harmonies (2000, Tarr)

#171 (tie) Star Wars (1977, Lucas)

#171 (tie) Tabu (1931, Murnau)

#183 (tie) Breaking the Waves (1996, von Trier)

#183 (tie) Paris, Texas (1984, Wenders)

#183 (tie) The Music Room (1958, Ray)

#183 (tie) The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (1939, Mizoguchi)

#183 (tie) A Touch of Zen (1969, Hu)

#183 (tie) Listen to Britain (1942, Jennings)

#183 (tie) The Thin Red Line (1998, Malick)

#183 (tie) Eraserhead (1977, Lynch)

#183 (tie) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Hooper)

#183 (tie) The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972, Bunuel)

#202 (tie) The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005, Puiu)

#202 (tie) Red Desert (1964, Antonioni)

#202 (tie) Chelsea Girls (1966, Warhol)

#202 (tie) Kings of the Road (1976, Wenders)

#202 (tie) There will be Blood (2007, Anderson)

#202 (tie) WALL-E (2008, Stanton)

#202 (tie) Berlin Alexanderplatz) (1980, Fassbinder)

#202 (tie) Daisies (1967, Chytilova)
#202 (tie) Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives (2010, Weerasethakul)
#202 (tie) Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962, Varda)
#202 (tie) West of the Tracks (2002, Bing)
#202 (tie) Russian Ark (2002, Sokurov)
#202 (tie) A Tale of Tales (1979, Norstein)
#202 (tie) The Life of Oharu (1952, Mizoguchi)
#202 (tie) Army of Shadows (1969, Melville)
#202 (tie) Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom (1975, Pasolini)
#202 (tie) The Devil, Probably (1977, Bresson)
#202 (tie) The Turin Horse (2011, Tarr)
#202 (tie) Love Streams (1984, Cassavetes)
#202 (tie) Floating Clouds (1955, Naruse)
#235 (tie) The Piano (1993, Campion)
#235 (tie) Melancholia (2011, Von Trier)
#235 (tie) The House is Black (1962, Farrokhzad)
#235 (tie) A Clockwork Orange (1971, Kubrick)
#235 (tie) An Autumn Afternoon (1962, Ozu)
#235 (tie) The Thin Blue Line (1988, Morris)
#235 (tie) The World of Apu (1959, Ray)
#235 (tie) The Double Life of Veronique (1991, Kiselowski)

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Alot of those films are way too new, I wouldn't want TCM to show them quite yet. But I would love to see the S. Ray films again, they may be "ready" for TCM. But some of those foreign "greats" don't necessarily hold up well. A Godard film was shown in NYC recently and was re-reviewed, not favorably. What looked imaginative in the '60s can look dated now.


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There are a lot of movies on your list I would like to see on TCM. Many are definitely classics, like the Ozu, Ray, Resnais, Bresson, Antonioni, and Bunuel films. But a number are still too new, as Swithin has said. But they could be shown as part of a larger programming theme. I think L'Eclisse and Once Upon a Time in America have been shown on TCM.

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I am a big fan of Don Ameche. Love the guy! But I have never seen "Sleep My Love" 1948 also starring Colbert and Robert Cummings. I understand that Ameche is really good in this one and I don't think I've ever seen him in an evil role.


It kind of sounds like "Gaslight". I'm guessing it was a 20th Century Fox film which would explain TCM not having shown it in the past.


Anybody know this film?

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you should of titled this thread : films that TCM has yet to show(and likely never will) :( :^0


Edited by: TCMfan23 on Sep 23, 2012 3:09 PM

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Today on a Hamilton, Ontario, TV station (CHCH 11) that airs public domain classic films every Sunday, I watched "The Red House" starring Edward G. Robinson and directed by Delmer Daves:



I see that in the past, message board users have asked about this film and if TCM will air it?


Seems like an interesting movie, a psychological thriller...

"New York Times" review here: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9806E2DD113EEE3BBC4F52DFB566838C659EDE






Review from "New York Times" also copied below:


h1. The Red House (1947)

h1. Horror for Adults




Published: March 17, 1947


It's been a long time since the Hollywood artisans have turned out an adult horror number. "The Red House," which arrived at the Globe on Saturday, is just such an edifying offering, which should supply horror-hungry audiences with the chills of the month. For this tenebrous tale of an abandoned house set deep in a tangled and forbidding forest and its impact on the lives of a group of people living close by, is told intelligently and with mounting tension. If rationalization should reveal the house's secret long before the denouement, or much talk level rising gooseflesh now and again, the picture's cumulative effect still is as eerie as a well-spun ghost story.



A newcomer to this film genre, Delmer Daves, the director, who also wrote the screen play, has followed the blueprint laid down by George Agnew Chamberlain's novel. The somber and brooding mood is set as the camera, swinging over a sylvan scene, comes to rest on "Ox-head woods, which have the allure of a walled castle." When teen-aged Nath Storm comes to help with the chores on the adjacent Pete Morgan farm, both he and Meg, Pete's adopted daughter, are warned away from "Ox-head—the red house—and screams in the night" by the dour and suddenly aroused farmer. And it is through these naturally inquisitive youngsters that the mystery is slowly and suspensefully unfolded, a story involving a couple of fifteen-year-old murders and their dire hold on Pete Morgan, his spinster sister and Meg.



Edward G. Robinson is excellent as crippled Pete, whose mind is cracking under the thrall of the horrible secret of the red house, and Judith Anderson gives a taut performance as his sister who has silently shared his mental burden. They, as well as Lon McCallister, who is fine as the sensitive and courageous Nath, are supported by a pair of newcomers whose portrayals are seasoned far beyond their records. Include in this category Allene Roberts as Meg, the troubled daughter who is torn between her affection for her foster father and the strange "allure" of the red house, and Julie London, as Nath's girl friend, a curvaceous flirt who employs her obvious charms competently. Rory Calhoun, as a handsome and unlettered woodsman, and Ona Munson round out the uniformly good cast.



Delmer Daves' fluid direction and an appropriately macabre musical assist from Miklos Rozsa, has done nothing to detract from their characterizations.




*THE RED HOUSE,* written for the screen and directed by Delmer Daves; from the novel, "The Red House," by George Agnew Chamberlain; produced by Sol Lesser for United Artists release. At the Globe.

Pete Morgan . . . . . Edward G. Robinson

Nath Storm . . . . . Lon McCallister

Ellen Morgan . . . . . Judith Anderson

Meg . . . . . Allene Roberts

Tibby Rinton . . . . . Julie London

Teller . . . . . Rory Calhoun

Mrs. Storm . . . . . Ona Munson

Dr. Byrne . . . . . Harry Shannon

Officer . . . . . Arthur Space

Don Brent . . . . . Walter Sande



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Swithin, what's the recently re-reviewed Godard movie? I'm curious, but not surprised, since Godard has always faced hostile criticism.

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Adding to this here are movies on theyshootpictures.com top 500 that have also not appeared on TCM, not including those that have also not appeared on the Sight and Sound top 250 list below:


#121 McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971, Altman)

#139 Brazil (1985, Gilliam)

#146 Decalogue (1988, Kieslowski)

#166 Belle de Jour (1967, Bunuel)

#182 The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (1964, Pasolini)

#200 Death in Venice (1971, Visconti)

#213 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937, Hand)

#225 Le Samourai (1967, Melville)

#227 Shoot the Piano Player (1960, Truffaut)

#237 The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Kershner)

#244 Fantasia (1940, Sharpsteen)

#249 Weekend (1967, Godard)

#250 Last Tango in Paris (1972, Bertolucci)

#253 Zero for Conduct (1933, Vigo)

#256 Two or Three I know about Her (1967, Godard)

#259 Fargo (1996, Coen)

#261 In the Realm of the Senses (1976, Oshima)

#262 Dawn of the Dead (1978, Romero)

#263 The Life of Oharu (1952, Mizoguchi)

#265 The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939, Mizoguchi)

#267 The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936, Renoir)

#278 The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978, Olmi)

#279 Day for Night (1973, Truffaut)

#281 Night and Fog (1955, Resnais)

#283 1900 (1976, Bertolucci)

#285 Halloween (1978, Carpenter)

#289 Mouchette (1966, Bresson)

#290 Shadows (1959, Cassavettes)

#294 Black God, White Devil (1964, Raucha)

#297 The King of Comedy (1983, Scorsese)

#315 Triumph of the Will (1935, Riefenstahl)

#318 Salvatore Giuliano (1961, Rosi)

#319 Aparajito (1956, Ray)

#321 Miracle in Milan (1951, De Sica)

#322 The Piano (1993, Campion)

#330 Carrie (1976, De Palma)

#331 The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985, Hou)

#332 Reservoir Dogs (1991, Tarantino)

#338 The Big Lebowski (1998, Coen)

#344 El Verdugo (1961, Berlanga)

#346 Man of Aran (1934, Flaherty)

#347 The Road Warrior/Mad Max 2 (1981, Miller)

#348 El (1952, Bunuel)

#349 Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979, Jones)

#351 Charulata (1964, Ray)

#353 The Cloud-Capped Star (1960, Ghatak)

#361 October (1928, Eisenstein)

#377 Accattone (1961, Pasolini)

#380 Casque D'Or (1952, Becker)

#381 Foolish Wives (1922, Von Stroheim)

#383 The Wedding March (1928, Von Stroheim)

#387 The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976, Cassavetes)

#388 Claire's Knee (1970, Rohmer)

#393 Don't Look Back (1967, Pennebaker)

#396 Love Streams (1984, Cassavetes)

#399 Stranger than Paradise (1984, Jarmusch)

#400 Listen to Britain (1942, Jennings)

#403 In a Year with 13 Moons (1978, Fassbender)

#405 Toy Story (1995, Lasseter)

#407 Pinocchio (1940, Sharpsteen/Luske)

#408 Providence (1977, Resnais)

#423 Alice in the Cities (1974, Wenders)

#424 Loves of a Blonde (1965, Forman)

#430 If... (1968, Anderson)

#434 Scorpio Rising (1964, Anger)

#437 Faust (1926, Murnau)

#440 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, Jones/Gilliam)

#441 Muriel (1963, Resnais)

#443 Full Metal Jacket (1987, Kubrick)

#452 India Song (1974, Duras)

#454 Dead Man (1995, Jarmusch)

#457 Dumbo (1941, Sharpsteen)

#458 Land in Anguish (1967, Rocha)

#459 Winter Light (1962, Bergman)

#460 Raising Arizona (1987, Coen)

#463 Raise the Red Lantern (1991, Zhang)

#464 The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967, Demy)

#468 Edward Scissorhands (1990, Burton)

#470 A Touch of Zen (1969, King)

#472 The Enigma of Kasper Hauser (1974, Herzog)

#473 All that Jazz (1979, Fosse)

#474 The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Darabont)

#479 The Tiger of Eschnapur (1958, Lang)

#482 Lola (1961, Demy)

#484 French Cancan (1955, Renoir)

#486 A Moment of Innocence (1996, Makhmalbaf)

#487 Fitzcarraldo (1982, Herzog)

#489 Midnight Run (1988, Brest)

#490 Barton Fink (1991, Coen)

#493 I am Cuba (1964, Kalatasov)

#494 Where is the Friend's Home (1987, Kiarostami)

#495 Underground (1995, Kusturica)

#500 Masculin Feminin (1966, Godard)




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> {quote:title=slaytonf wrote:

> }{quote}I think The King of Comedy and The Gospel According to St. Matthew have been shown.


Yes, *The King of Comedy* aired in June 2009.

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