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Summer Under the Stars Lineup August 2014


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8.01 JANE FONDA

8.02 DAVID NIVEN

8.03 WALTER PIDGEON

8.04 JUDY GARLAND

8.05 BARBARA STANWYCK

8.06 PAUL MUNI

8.07 JAMES STEWART

8.08 JEANNE MOREAU

8.09 WILLIAM POWELL

8.10 CAROLE LOMBARD

8.11 MARLON BRANDO

8.12 ALEXIS SMITH

8.13 CARY GRANT

8.14 CHARLIE CHAPLIN

8.15 FAYE DUNAWAY

8.16 HERBERT MARSHALL

8.17 JOHN HODIAK

8.18 CLAUDETTE COLBERT

8.19 PAUL NEWMAN

8.20 THELMA RITTER

8.21 LEE TRACY

8.22 AUDREY HEPBURN

8.23 ERNEST BORGNINE

8.24 GLADYS GEORGE

8.25 DICK POWELL

8.26 SOPHIA LOREN

8.27 EDMOND O’BRIEN

8.28 ARLENE DAHL

8.29 JOSEPH COTTEN

8.30 BETTY GRABLE

8.31 ALAN LADD

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Glad to see Herbert Marshall, John Hodiak, Lee Tracy, and Gladys George.

Yeah...there were a few outside the box selections.  I am particularly happy about John Hodiak and of course Claudette.

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This may be the best SUTS month ever, equal to the one that had Gabin and Chaney.

 

8.08 JEANNE MOREAU - The TCM highlight of the year. Hope we're getting The Lovers and Bay of Angels, and maybe even a return of The Bride Wore Black and Elevator to the Gallows.

 

8.09 WILLIAM POWELL - A few silents and pre-codes, please, and easy on The Thin Man.  They're great but everyone's seen them a hundred times.

 

8.17 JOHN HODIAK - How did he slip in there?  But I'm glad he did.

 

8.20 THELMA RITTER - Everyone's favorite character actress, long overdue for a tribute.

 

8.21 LEE TRACY - Never made a dull movie in his life.   Get the Mexican Ambassador to introduce the prime time selections. :)

 

8.24 GLADYS GEORGE - Another great character actress, who died way too young.

 

8.25 DICK POWELL - Can the juveniles and give us nothing but noirs and it'll be second only to Moreau day.

 

8.26 SOPHIA LOREN - Hope they make it topheavy with her earlier Italian movies and not her Hollywood blockbusters.

 

8.27 EDMOND O’BRIEN - The ultimate lunchpail actor, never gave a bad performance. 

 

There are also plenty of other great selections like Stanwyck and Lombard, but it's hard to see where they'll get any premieres with those two.

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Fun stuff!

 

8.01 JANE FONDA

8.02 DAVID NIVEN

8.03 WALTER PIDGEON

8.04 JUDY GARLAND

8.05 BARBARA STANWYCK

8.06 PAUL MUNI

8.07 JAMES STEWART

8.08 JEANNE MOREAU

8.09 WILLIAM POWELL

8.10 CAROLE LOMBARD

8.11 MARLON BRANDO

8.12 ALEXIS SMITH

8.13 CARY GRANT

8.14 CHARLIE CHAPLIN

8.15 FAYE DUNAWAY

8.16 HERBERT MARSHALL

8.17 JOHN HODIAK

8.18 CLAUDETTE COLBERT

8.19 PAUL NEWMAN

8.20 THELMA RITTER

8.21 LEE TRACY

8.22 AUDREY HEPBURN

8.23 ERNEST BORGNINE

8.24 GLADYS GEORGE

8.25 DICK POWELL

8.26 SOPHIA LOREN

8.27 EDMOND O’BRIEN

8.28 ARLENE DAHL

8.29 JOSEPH COTTEN

8.30 BETTY GRABLE

8.31 ALAN LADD

 

8.02 DAVID NIVEN-- I enjoy David Niven and haven't seen him in anything aside from "The Dawn Patrol" and "Please Don't Eat the Daisies."  I'm looking forward to this.  Like was mentioned on another board, I'm glad it wasn't Peter Sellers.  I don't know what it is about him, but he's kind of annoying.  Am I the only one who gets David Niven and Peter Sellers mixed up?  I don't know why I do, they're not similar at all.

 

8.04 JUDY GARLAND-- I love her.  Although I think I've seen most of these movies and actually own a lot of them; but I still love her nonetheless.

 

8.05 BARBARA STANWYCK- She's amazing.  I'm looking forward to this day.  Also because they're playing "Cry Wolf" with my beloved Errol Flynn and I haven't seen this one yet.  I'm looking forward to seeing Flynn in a different role, in a film noir no less!

 

8.09 WILLIAM POWELL-- He's one of my favorites; even though most of the films they're playing I already have.

 

8.10 CAROLE LOMBARD- I'm looking forward to the Alfred Hitchcock "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"

 

8.13 CARY GRANT- I have most of the films of his they're showing too; but I'm looking forward to seeing "Gunga Din."  Cary Grant in an Adventure movie?

 

8.16 HERBERT MARSHALL-- I'll admit that I've never heard of this actor; but I want to see "Little Foxes" w/ Bette Davis.

 

8.18 CLAUDETTE COLBERT- She's amazing.

 

8.21 LEE TRACY- I've never heard of him either; but I want to see "Bombshell."

 

8.22 AUDREY HEPBURN- I love her.  I'm interested in seeing "Green Mansions" and "The Children's Hour."

 

8.29 JOSEPH COTTEN- I wanted to see "The Third Man" again; so I'm looking forward to this

 

8.30 BETTY GRABLE- I haven't seen much of her work except for "How to Marry a Millionaire" and an episode of "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour."  I'd like to see more of her movies

 

8.31 ALAN LADD- I've never seen a Veronica Lake film and I understand these two made a lot of films together; so I'd like to see a couple of them.

 

I'm sure as we get closer to August and I've had the opportunity to read the schedule more closely, I may find more films and people who pique my interest; but this is what I'm interested in so far.

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8.31 ALAN LADD- I've never seen a Veronica Lake film and I understand these two made a lot of films together; so I'd like to see a couple of them.

 

I'm sure as we get closer to August and I've had the opportunity to read the schedule more closely, I may find more films and people who pique my interest; but this is what I'm interested in so far.

Yes, the Alan Ladd tribute is a long time in coming.  I think they are showing three of the films he made with Veronica Lake (out of four they did together-- SAIGON never turns up anywhere).

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This may be the best SUTS month ever, equal to the one that had Gabin and Chaney.

 

8.08 JEANNE MOREAU - The TCM highlight of the year. Hope we're getting The Lovers and Bay of Angels, and maybe even a return of The Bride Wore Black and Elevator to the Gallows.

 

8.09 WILLIAM POWELL - A few silents and pre-codes, please, and easy on The Thin Man.  They're great but everyone's seen them a hundred times.

 

8.17 JOHN HODIAK - How did he slip in there?  But I'm glad he did.

 

8.20 THELMA RITTER - Everyone's favorite character actress, long overdue for a tribute.

 

8.21 LEE TRACY - Never made a dull movie in his life.   Get the Mexican Ambassador to introduce the prime time selections. :)

 

8.24 GLADYS GEORGE - Another great character actress, who died way too young.

 

8.25 DICK POWELL - Can the juveniles and give us nothing but noirs and it'll be second only to Moreau day.

 

8.26 SOPHIA LOREN - Hope they make it topheavy with her earlier Italian movies and not her Hollywood blockbusters.

 

8.27 EDMOND O’BRIEN - The ultimate lunchpail actor, never gave a bad performance. 

 

There are also plenty of other great selections like Stanwyck and Lombard, but it's hard to see where they'll get any premieres with those two.

 

 

This SUTS lineup looks very good.  Plenty of people that I really like and Katherine Hepburn finally got a year off.

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Top Billed, do you have any knowledge of when they'll release the full August schedule?

No, I do not.  But as a favor, I will post it here on this thread for future reference.  Check back in a half hour, and I will have it ready to post.

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8.21 LEE TRACY - Never made a dull movie in his life.   Get the Mexican Ambassador to introduce the prime time selections. :)

 

 

 

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FRIDAY AUGUST 1: JANE FONDA

TALL STORY

PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

IN THE COOL OF THE DAY

THE CHAPMAN REPORT

SUNDAY IN NEW YORK

THE CHINA SYNDROME

CAT BALLOU

KLUTE

ANY WEDNESDAY

TOUT VA BIEN

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 2: DAVID NIVEN

DODSWORTH

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE

THE WAY AHEAD

BACHELOR MOTHER

THE TOAST OF NEW ORLEANS

55 DAYS AT PEKING

PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES

THE PINK PANTHER

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

THE GUNS OF NAVARONE

CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 3: WALTER PIDGEON

KISS ME AGAIN

THE HOT HEIRESS

6000 ENEMIES

FLIGHT COMMAND

THE UNKNOWN MAN

CALLING BULLDOG DRUMMOND

SCANDAL AT SCOURIE

FUNNY GIRL

HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY

MRS. PARKINGTON

FORBIDDEN PLANET

ADVISE AND CONSENT

SWEET KITTY BELLAIRS

 

MONDAY AUGUST 4: JUDY GARLAND

LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY

GIRL CRAZY

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

THE PIRATE

EASTER PARADE

IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME

SUMMER STOCK

STRIKE UP THE BAND

THE CLOCK

A STAR IS BORN

THOROUGHBREDS DON’T CRY

GAY PURR-EE

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 5: BARBARA STANWYCK

ILLICIT

STELLA DALLAS

BREAKFAST FOR TWO

THE GAY SISTERS

LADY OF BURLESQUE

THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS

CRY WOLF

MEET JOHN DOE

BALL OF FIRE

NIGHT NURSE

THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW

THE MAN WITH A CLOAK

TO PLEASE A LADY

ANNIE OAKLEY

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6: PAUL MUNI

THE WORLD CHANGES

HI, NELLIE!

BORDERTOWN

THE GOOD EARTH

JUAREZ

ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER

THE LAST ANGRY MAN

I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG

SCARFACE

BLACK FURY

DR. SOCRATES

THE STORY OF LOUIS PASTEUR

THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 7: JAMES STEWART

WIFE VS. SECRETARY

NAVY BLUE AND GOLD

VIVACIOUS LADY

NO TIME FOR COMEDY

COME LIVE WITH ME

MALAYA

CARBINE WILLIAMS

FIRECREEK!

THE NAKED SPUR

THE MORTAL STORM

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER

OF HUMAN HEARTS

THE STRATTON STORY

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 8: JEANNE MOREAU

THE 400 BLOWS

LA NOTTE

THE FIRE WITHIN

BAY OF ANGELS

THE YELLOW ROLLS-ROYCE

THE IMMORTAL STORY

GREAT CATHERINE

THE TRIAL

ELEAVATOR TO THE GALLOWS

JULES AND JIM

THE LOVERS

DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 9: WILLIAM POWELL

ROAD TO SINGAPORE

JEWEL ROBBERY

LAWYER MAN

DOUBLE HARNESS

MANHATTAN MELODRAMA

LIBELED LADY

DOUBLE WEDDING

I LOVE YOU AGAIN

LOVE CRAZY

THE THIN MAN

AFTER THE THIN MAN

CROSSROADS

MISTER ROBERTS

THE GIRL WHO HAD EVERYTHING

HIGH PRESSURE

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 10: CAROLE LOMBARD

VIRTUE

NO MORE ORCHIDS

IN NAME ONLY

LADY BY CHOICE

TWENTIETH CENTURY

THE GAY BRIDE

MADE FOR EACH OTHER

MR. AND MRS. SMITH

TO BE OR NOT TO BE

TRUE CONFESSION

NOTHING SACRED

VIGIL IN THE NIGHT

FOOLS FOR SCANDAL

 

MONDAY AUGUST 11: MARLON BRANDO

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

THE YOUNG LIONS

SAYONARA

THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON

GUYS AND DOLLS

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

THE WILD ONE

ON THE WATERFRONT

JULIUS CAESAR

THE FORMULA

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 12: ALEXIS SMITH

THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT

ONE MORE TOMORROW

ONE LAST FLING

SPLIT SECOND

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

NIGHT AND DAY

SAN ANTONIO

MONTANA

GENTLEMAN JIM

ANY NUMBER CAN PLAY

THE CONSTANT NYMP-H

CONFLICT

THE YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13: CARY GRANT

THE AWFUL TRUTH

BRINGING UP BABY

HIS GIRL FRIDAY

MY FAVORITE WIFE

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER

EVERY GIRL SHOULD BE MARRIED

HOT SATURDAY

MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE

GUNGA DIN

DESTINATION TOKYO

ROOM FOR ONE MORE

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 14: CHARLIE CHAPLIN

TILLIE’S PUNCTURED ROMANCE

SHOULDER ARMS

SUNNYSIDE

A DAY’S PLEASURE

THE PILGRIM

A WOMAN OF PARIS

THE GOLD RUSH

THE CIRCUS

MODERN TIMES

THE GREAT DICTATOR

A DOG’S LIFE

THE KID

THE IDLE CLASS

CITY LIGHTS

MONSIEUR VERDOUX

A KING IN NEW YORK

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 15: FAYE DUNAWAY

THE EXTRAORDINARY SEAMAN

THE HAPPENING

COLD SASSY TREE

THE CHAMP

OKLAHOMA CRUDE

BONNIE AND CLYDE

LITTLE BIG MAN

THE THREE MUSKETEERS

THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

CHINATOWN

THE ARRANGEMENT

A PLACE FOR LOVERS

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 16: HERBERT MARSHALL

RIPTIDE

THE FLAME WITHIN

THE LADY CONSENTS

THE MOON AND SIXPENCE

THE LITTLE FOXES

DUEL IN THE SUN

THE SECRET GARDEN

THE UNDERWORLD STORY

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT

MURDER!

THE LETTER ‘40

THE LETTER ‘29

HIGH WALL

MAKE WAY FOR A LADY

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 17: JOHN HODIAK

A STRANGER IN TOWN

AMBUSH

ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI

BATTLE ZONE

BATTLEGROUND

THE HOMECOMING

MARRIAGE IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR

TWO SMART PEOPLE

LIFEBOAT

A BELL FOR ADANO

THE HARVEY GIRLS

THE ARNELO AFFAIR

A LADY WITHOUT PASSPORT

MAISIE GOES TO RENO

 

MONDAY AUGUST 18: CLAUDETTE COLBERT

PARRISH

OUTPOST IN MALAYA

TOMORROW IS FOREVER

WITHOUT RESERVATIONS

BOOM TOWN

IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

THE SMILING LIEUTENANT

SKYLARK

THREE CAME HOME

REMEMBER THE DAY

THE SECRET HEART

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 19: PAUL NEWMAN

THE RACK

UNTIL THEY SAIL

THE OUTRAGE

THE PRIZE

HARPER

RACHEL, RACHEL

COOL HAND LUKE

THE LEFT-HANDED GUN

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME

THE HELEN MORGAN STORY

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20: THELMA RITTER

PERFECT STRANGERS

HOW THE WEST WAS WON

TITANIC

DADDY LONG LEGS

THE SECOND TIME AROUND

FOR LOVE OR MONEY

WITH A SONG IN MY HEART

THE MATING SEASON

PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET

THE MODEL AND THE MARRIAGE BROKER

PILLOW TALK

BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 21: LEE TRACY

FIXER DUGAN

CRASHING HOLLYWOOD

CRIMINAL LAWYER

THE SPELLBINDER

WANTED: JANE TURNER

MILLIONAIRES IN PRISON

BEHIND THE HEADLINES

THE STRANGE LOVE OF MOLLY LOUVAIN

THE HALF NAKED TRUTH

LOVE IS A RACKET

TURN BACK THE CLOCK

BOMBSHELL

BLESSED EVENT

DINNER AT EIGHT

DOCTOR X

BETRAYAL FROM THE EAST

CLEAR ALL WIRES!

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 22: AUDREY HEPBURN

LAUGHTER IN PARADISE

THE LAVENDER HILL MOB

THE SECRET PEOPLE

LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON

GREEN MANSIONS

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR

WAIT UNTIL DARK

ROMAN HOLIDAY

THE NUN’S STORY

MY FAIR LADY

ROBIN AND MARIAN

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 23: ERNEST BORGNINE

GO NAKED IN THE WORLD

SEASON OF PASSION

THE CATERED AFFAIR

THE BOUNTY HUNTER

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

TORPEDO RUN

ICE STATION ZEBRA

PRIVATE SCREENINGS

MARTY

PAY OR DIE

THE BADLANDERS

THE WILD BUNCH

THE SPLIT

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 24: GLADYS GEORGE

BRIGHT LEAF

THE HARD WAY

FLAMINGO ROAD

A CHILD IS BORN

MARIE ANTOINETTE

THEY GAVE HIM A GUN

THE ROARING TWENTIES

THE MALTESE FALCON

MADAME X

THE LULLABY OF BROADWAY

HE RAN ALL THE WAY

ALIAS A GENTLEMAN

LOVE IS A HEADACHE

 

MONDAY AUGUST 25: DICK POWELL

COLLEEN

NAUGHTY BUT NICE

STATION WEST

FLIRTATION WALK

42ND STREET

HARD TO GET

THE PITFALL

THE SINGING MARINE

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

MURDER, MY SWEET

DAMES

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

THE TALL TARGET

GOING PLACES

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 26: SOPHIA LOREN

THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION

LADY L

QUO VADIS

OPERATION CROSSBOW

BRASS TARGET

MORE THAN A MIRACLE

TWO WOMEN

THE KEY

ARABESQUE

YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW

GHOSTS ITALIAN STYLE

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27: EDMOND O’BRIEN

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

THE HITCH-HIKER

A CRY IN THE NIGHT

COW COUNTRY

UP PERISCOPE

THE LAST VOYAGE

BACKFIRE

WHITE HEAT

D.O.A.

AN ACT OF MURDER

SEVEN DAYS IN MAY

THE BIGAMIST

OBLIGING YOUNG LADY

PARACHUTE BATTALION

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 28: ARLENE DAHL

THE BRIDE GOES WILD

WATCH THE BIRDIE

NO QUESTIONS ASWKED

SHE PLAYED WITH FIRE

MY WILD IRISH ROSE

THE BLACK BOOK

A SOUTHERN YANKEE

SCENE OF THE CRIME

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

WICKED AS THEY COME

THREE LITTLE WORDS

THE OUTRIDERS

KISSES FOR MY PRESIDENT

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 29: JOSEPH COTTEN

LYDIA

UNDER CARICORN

WALK SOFTLY STRANGER

THE STEEL TRAP

THE ANGEL WORE RED

GASLIGHT

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

JOURNEY INTO FEAR

PORTRAIT OF JENNIE

DUEL IN THE SUN

THE THIRD MAN

CITIZEN KAN

I’LL BE SEEING YOU

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 30: BETTY GRABLE

THE GAY DIVORCEE

THE NITWITS

FOLLOW THE FLEET

OLD MAN RHYTHM

GIVE ME A SIALOR

MEET ME AFTER THE SHOW

THE DOLLY SISTERS

MOTHER WORE TIGHTS

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE

DOWN ARGENTINE WAY

I WAKE UP SCREAMING

CONEY ISLAND

THE DAY THE BOOKIES WEPT

DON’T TURN ‘EM LOOSE

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 31: ALAN LADD

WILDCAT BUS

JOAN OF PARIS

THE IRON MISTRESS

THE MAN IN THE NET

THE GLASS KEY

THE DEEP SIX

DRUM BEAT

THE BIG LAND

SHANE

THIS GUN FOR HIRE

THE BLUE DAHLIA

SANTIAGO

GUNS OF THE TIMERLAND

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Thanks for posting this. A fabulous lineup, with a great mix of stars and supporting players. Several of us have mentioned wanting Jeanne Moreau as the foreign star, and the choice of her films is outstanding.

 

Speedracer, if you want to try just one Lee Tracy film, The Half-Naked Truth is a very funny film, directed by Gregory La Cava (My Man Godfrey, Stage Door).

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As always we have some of the usual subjects with several new members added to the SUTS club.  I always welcome first timers and also seeing some of the more obscure films of any of the stars.

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Disappointed in the Audrey Hepburn choices, but thanks for posting the lineup!

 

 

I see TCM is still stretching the concept. Quo Vadis for Sophia Loren day? Wasnt she an unbilled extra in that???? (LMREO!) Does anyone remember Intolerance on Lillian Gish day? (LOL)....

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As always we have some of the usual subjects with several new members added to the SUTS club.  I always welcome first timers and also seeing some of the more obscure films of any of the stars.

Yeah, I could have done without Marlon Brando who was a SUTS honoree just a few years ago, and his films are in heavy rotation year round.  Ernest Borgnine is another one that does not really cover any new territory. And Cary Grant, great as he may be, is already overplayed on TCM.

 

I had to laugh when I saw that the programmers managed to find a way to squeeze SEVEN DAYS IN MAY into the SUTS schedule (there is rarely a year when that film does not make the cut).  This time they are rolling it out on Edmond O'Brien's day.  I would gladly have taken more of his RKO programmers in its place, or his supporting turn in THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT.

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Disappointed in the Audrey Hepburn choices, but thanks for posting the lineup!

Yes, they are using a lot of her earlier films where she is hardly on screen and barely even billed.  Anyone watching THE LAVENDER HILL MOB will say where is Audrey in this film?  Her Warner Bros pictures are in the Turner library and in heavy rotation on TCM all year, so really the only one worth noting here is ROMAN HOLIDAY-- which in my opinion should be on the Essentials schedule.

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I see TCM is still stretching the concept. Quo Vadis for Sophia Loren day? Wasnt she an unbilled extra in that???? (LMREO!) Does anyone remember Intolerance on Lillian Gish day? (LOL)....

Yes, and what will test viewers' patience is that this is not an 80 minute movie.  It is nearly 3 hours in length, and Loren is probably in about two minutes worth of footage.  So we need to give them a thumbs down on that.  If they could not obtain enough Loren films for a 24 hour tribute and needed filler, then she should not have been used for SUTS but saved for a primetime spotlight where three of her best films, where she is the star, are shown.  Or why not do an encore presentation of ARABESQUE-- having a repeat where she is the star would be better than three hours of something where she is hardly on camera.

 

This is called Summer Under the Stars, not Summer Under the Extras or Summer Under the Stars Before They Were Stars and Still Doing Uncredited Bit Parts.

 

Incidentally, they have scheduled the Fay Wray programmer WILDCAT BUS for Alan Ladd's day.  I think he does have a quick scene in it, but according to the IMDB, he is not even listed in the credits.  Instead of this, they should be re-airing THE BADLANDERS, an excellent MGM western he made (in the Turner library) that they are already using for Ernest Borgnine's day.  So that's another head scratcher.

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My problems with some of the choices are some of the too frequently honored subjects (Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart, Cary Grant,  even my #1 main man William Powell) . I love them all but they get more than enough play as it is. And choosing some films where the honoree has about 30 seconds of air time and maybe one line of dialogue is a real stretch.   I do like seeing Edmond O'Brien get a day and he did get an Oscar nomination for SEVEN DAYS IN MAY.  Some films that have several major stars giving stand out performances are going to get frequent showings. However if we have Lancaster, Douglas, March, O'Brien and Ava Gardner all getting a day don't show the same film 5 times, eh?

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Yes, they are using a lot of her earlier films where she is hardly on screen and barely even billed.  Anyone watching THE LAVENDER HILL MOB will say where is Audrey in this film?  Her Warner Bros pictures are in the Turner library and in heavy rotation on TCM all year, so really the only one worth noting here is ROMAN HOLIDAY-- which in my opinion should be on the Essentials schedule.

 

Yes. I'm glad they are repeating The Secret People (shown when she was SOTM, but I missed it!) as she has a substantial role in that, but she's in Mob less than a minute! I could've done w/out that one......All the usual suspects are in the mix (MFL, Nun's Story, Children's Hour) which are shown often on TCM....

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Yes, and what will test viewers' patience is that this is not an 80 minute movie.  It is nearly 3 hours in length, and Loren is probably in about two minutes worth of footage.  So we need to give them a thumbs down on that.  If they could not obtain enough Loren films for a 24 hour tribute and needed filler, then she should not have been used for SUTS but saved for a primetime spotlight where three of her best films, where she is the star, are shown.  Or why not do an encore presentation of ARABESQUE-- having a repeat where she is the star would be better than three hours of something where she is hardly on camera.

 

This is called Summer Under the Stars, not Summer Under the Extras or Summer Under the Stars Before They Were Stars and Still Doing Uncredited Bit Parts.

 

Incidentally, they have scheduled the Fay Wray programmer WILDCAT BUS for Alan Ladd's day.  I think he does have a quick scene in it, but according to the IMDB, he is not even listed in the credits.  Instead of this, they should be re-airing THE BADLANDERS, an excellent MGM western he made (in the Turner library) that they are already using for Ernest Borgnine's day.  So that's another head scratcher.

 

 

Yes. LOL. With Quo Vadis they get a film probably cheap to rent and it fills up a lot of time for the day

I'm sure a first time viewer would have a hard time spotting her (I never have and I've seen the film several times)

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Yes. LOL. With Quo Vadis they get a film probably cheap to rent and it fills up a lot of time for the day

I'm sure a first time viewer would have a hard time spotting her (I never have and I've seen the film several times)

 

Someone tuning into TCM that day, aware that SUTS is going on but not familiar with the daily schedules, will say oh cool, they are doing a day of Robert Taylor films or Deborah Kerr films.  Then, they will find out when the next film comes on that the tribute is for Sophia Loren, and they will scratch their head and say Sophia Loren? Where was she in QUO VADIS?  

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Yes. I'm glad they are repeating The Secret People (shown when she was SOTM, but I missed it!) as she has a substantial role in that, but she's in Mob less than a minute! I could've done w/out that one......All the usual suspects are in the mix (MFL, Nun's Story, Children's Hour) which are shown often on TCM....

Also, WAIT UNTIL DARK, which just aired a few nights ago, is quite often broadcast on TCM.  

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Also, WAIT UNTIL DARK, which just aired a few nights ago, is quite often broadcast on TCM.

Yep. As is Robin and Marian. Oh well, at least there's Roman Holiday......

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