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This is the Voting Thread for: TCM Programming Challenge #26 - Fresh and New!


We have been blessed with seven wonderful schedules!


Those who will be voting have the extra blessing that two entrants have recused their schedules from the voting and so the selection of the best one will be eased by a very slight amount. 


All who were registered members of this forum as of June 1, 2014 or who entered a schedule are eligible to vote.


The winner of this Challenge will have the honor of hosting TCM Programming Challenge #27 - Who Me?


Voting may be done by either posting the vote in this thread or by sending me a Private Message.


Voting will be open until: Noon (PT) on July 9, 2014.

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LonesomePolecat has recused her schedule from voting.

I am presenting it in this thread because it is a wonderful schedule and I know that many will enjoy seeing it even although they can not vote for it.


LonesomePolecat's Schedule:


LP’s schedule for the TCM Programming Challenge #26: Fresh and New


Week of Nov 30, 2014-Dec 6, 2014



THE ESSENTIALS:  Metropolis (1926)


Broadway Billy (1926)

Bacon Grabbers (1929)

Super-Hooper-Dyne-Lizzies (1925)

TCM IMPORTS: Welcome Back, Mr. MacDonald! (Rajio no Jikan) (1997)

TCM UNDERGROUND: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)


  1. Children of Heaven (1997)
  2. Colors of Paradise (1999)
  3. Ferdowsi (1934)
  4. Shabe ghuzi (1965)



  1. Catch 22 (1970)
  2. Charley’s Aunt (1941)
  3. Damn Yankees! (1958)
  4. Goodbye, Charlie (1964)
  5. Internes Can’t Take Money (1937)
  6. The Promoter (1952)
  7. Song of Scheherazade (1947)
  8. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
  9. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  10. What a Way to Go! (1964)



1920s- 5

1930s- 11

1940s- 28

1950s- 23

1960s- 14

1970s- 9

1980s- 2

1990s- 4


---------SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2014------



6:00am The Thin Man (1934) William Powell & Myrna Loy, dir WS Van Dyke II, MGM 90min (p/s)

7:30am The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce, dir Sidney Lanfield FOX 80min (p/s) (Sherlock Holmes)

9:00am Godzilla (1954) Takashi Shumura & Akihiko Hirate, dir Ishiro Honda, Toho, 96min (p/s)

10:45am A Family Affair (1937) Lionel Barrymore & Mickey Rooney, dir George B Seitz MGM 69min (p/s) (Andy Hardy)

12:00pm Dr. No (1962) Sean Connery & Ursula Andress, fir Terence Young UA 110min (p/s) (James Bond)

2:00pm Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) Johnny Weissmuller & Maureen O’Sullivan, dir WS Van Dyke MGM 100min (p/s)

3:45pm In Old Arizona (1928) Warner Baxter & Dorothy Burgess, dir Irving Cummings FOX 95min (p/s) (The Cisco Kid)

5:30pm Frankenstein (1931) Boris Karloff & Colin Clive, dir James Whale, Universal 70min (p/s)

6:45pm Internes Can’t Take Money (1937) Barbara Stanwyck & Joel McCrea, dir Alfred Santell, Paramount 75min PREMIERE (Dr Kildare)



8:00pm Meet John Doe (1941) Gary Cooper & Barbara Stanwyck, dir Frank Capra, Columbia 123min (p/s)

10:15pm A Face in the Crowd (1957) Andy Griffith & Walter Matthau, dir Elia Kazan, WB, 125min (p/s)

12:30am SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: Broadway Billy (1926) Billy Sullivan & Virginia Brown Faire, dir Harry Joe Brown, Rayart Pictures, 55min EXEMPT

1:30am SHORT: Bacon Grabbers (1929) Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, dir Lewis R Foster, Hal Roach 20min

2:00am SHORT: Super-Hooper-Dyne-Lizzies (1925) Billy Bevan & Andy Clude, dir Del Lord, Mack Sennett 20min

2:30am TCM IMPORTS: Welcome Back, Mr. MacDonald! (Rajio no Jikan) (1997) Toshiaki Karasawa & Kyoka Suzuki, dir Koki Mitani, Toho 103min EXEMPT

4:15am Christmas in July (1940) Dick Powell & Ellen Drew, dir Preston Sturges, Paramount 67min (p/s)


-------------------MONDAY DECEMBER 1, 2014---------------------



5:30am The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) Peter Sellers & Christopher Plummer, dir Blake Edwards UA 113min (p/s)

7:30am The Desert Song (1953) Kathryn Grayson & Gordon MacRae, dir H Bruce Humberstone WB 110min (p/s)

9:30am The Captain’s Paradise (1953) Alec Guinness & Yvonne de Carlo, dir Anthony Kimmins, London Film Prod, 94min (p/s)

11:15am Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman, dir Michael Curtiz WB 102min (p/s)

1:00pm A Night in Casablanca (1946) Marx Brothers & Charles Drake, dir Archie Mayo UA 85min (p/s)

2:30pm The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) James Stewart & Doris Day, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount 120min (p/s)

4:30pm Road to Morocco (1942) Bing Crosby & Bob Hope, dir David Butler, Paramount 82min (p/s)

6:00pm Song of Scheherazade (1947) Yvonne de Carlo & Brian Donlevy, dir Walter Reisch, Universal 105min PREMIERE



8:00pm - Bob Newhart (Dr Robert Hartley), Peter Bonerz (Jerry Robinson) & Jack Riley (Mr. Carlin) in Catch 22 (1970) dir Mike Nichols, Paramount 122min PREMIERE

10:15pm - Suzanne Pleshette (Emily Hartley) in Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) dir Burt Kennedy UA 91min (p/s)

12:00am - Bill Daily (Howard Borden) in The Barefoot Executive (1971) dir Robert Butler, DISNEY 96min (p/s)

1:45am - John Fiedler (Mr. Peterson), Noam Pitlik (Mr. Gianelli) & Merie Earle (Mrs. Loomis) in Fitzwilly (1967) dir Delbert Mann, Mirisch, 103min (p/s)

3:30am - Martha Scott (Mrs. Martha Hartley) in Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941) dir Tay Garnett UA 95min (p/s)


-----------TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014-------------------



5:15am Tall Story (1960) Anthony Perkins & Ray Walston, dir Joshua Logan, WB, 90min (p/s)

6:45am Kiss Them For Me (1957) Cary Grant & Jayne Mansfield, dir Stanley Donen FOX 105min (p/s)

8:30am Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) Dean Martin & Ray Walston, dir Billy Wilder, Mirisch, 125min (p/s)

10:45am South Pacific (1958) Rossano Brazzi & Mitzi Gaynor, dir Joshua Logan FOX 157min (p/s)

1:30pm The Apartment (1960) Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine, dir Billy Wilder, UA 126min (p/s)

3:45pm The Sting (1973) Paul Newman & Robert Redford, dir George Roy Hill Universal 129min (p/s)

6:00pm Damn Yankees! (1958) Gwen Verdon & Ray Walston, dir George Abbott & Stanley Donen WB 111min PREMIERE



8:00pm What a Way to Go (1964) Shirley MacLaine & Dean Martin, dir J Lee Thompson, FOX 111min PREMIERE

10:00pm Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly & Donald O’Connor, dir Stanley Donen MGM 103min (p/s)

11:45pm Bells Are Ringing (1960) Judy Holliday & Dean Martin, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 126min (p/s)

2:00am The Band Wagon (1953) Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 112min (p/s)

4:00am On the Town (1949) Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra, dir Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly MGM 98min (p/s)

5:45am Auntie Mame (1958) Rosalind Russell & Forest Tucker, dir Morton da Costa WB 143min (p/s)


----------WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014---------------



8:15am Bringing Up Baby (1938) Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn, dir Howard Hawks RKO 102min (p/s)

10:00am SHORT: Mother Goose Goes to Hollywood (1938) dir Wilifred Jackson DISNEY 8min

10:15am Adam’s Rib (1949) Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy, dir George Cukor MGM 100min (p/s)

12:00pm The African Queen (1951) Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn, dir John Huston, UA 105min (p/s)

1:45pm Lion in Winter (1968) Peter O’Toole & Katharine Hepburn, dir Anthony Harvey, Embassy Pictures, 134min (p/s)

4:00pm Rooster Cogburn (1975) Katharine Hepburn & John Wayne, dir Stuart Millar, Universal 108min (p/s)

6:00pm On Golden Pond (1981) Katharine Hepburn & Henry Fonda, dir Mark Rydell, Universal 109min (p/s)



8:00pm The Promoter (1952) Alec Guinness & Glynis Johns, dir Ronald Neame, Universal 85min PREMIERE

9:30pm We’re No Angels (1955) Humphrey Bogart & Peter Ustinov, dir Michael Curtiz, Paramount 106min (p/s)

11:30pm The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956) Judy Holliday & Paul Douglas, dir Richard Quine, Columbia 99min (p/s)

1:15am Hot Millions (1968) Peter Ustinov & Maggie Smith, dir Eric Till MGM 106min (p/s)

3:15am The Producers (1968) Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder, dir Mel Brooks MGM 88min (p/s)


--------THURSDAY DECEMBER 4, 2014-----------



4:45am The Rainmaker (1956) Burt Lancaster & Katharine Hepburn, dir Joseph Anthony, Paramount 122min (p/s)

7:00am Now, Voyager (1942) Bette Davis & Paul Henreid, dir Irving Rapper WB 117min (p/s)

9:00am Marty (1955) Ernest Borgnine & Betsy Blair, dir Delbert Mann UA 90min (p/s)

10:30am The Enchanted Cottage (1945) Dorothy McGuire & Robert Young, dir John Cromwell RKO 90min (p/s)

12:00pm Gypsy (1962) Rosalind Russell & Natalie Wood, dir Mervyn LeRoy WB 143min (p/s)

2:30pm The Heiress (1949) Olivia de Havilland & Montgomery Clift, dir William Wyler, Paramount 115min (p/s)

4:30pm A New Leaf (1971) Walter Matthau & Elaine May, dir Elaine May, Paramount 102min (p/s)

6:15pm Jane Eyre (1943) Joan Fontaine & Orson Welles, dir Robert Stevenson FOX 97min (p/s)



8:00pm The Ten Commandments (1956) Charlton Heston & Yul Brynner, dir Cecil B DeMille Paramount 220min PREMIERE

11:45pm Charley’s Aunt (1941) Jack Benny & Anne Baxter, dir Archie Mayo FOX 80min PREMIERE

1:15am All About Eve (1950) Bette Davis & Anne Baxter, dir Joseph Mankiewicz, FOX 138min (p/s)

3:45am Five Graves to Cairo (1943) Franchot Tone & Anne Baxter, dir Billy Wilder Paramount 96min (p/s)


-------FRIDAY DECEMBER 5, 2014-----------



5:30am Night Train to Munich (1940) Margaret Lockwood & Rex Harrison, dir Carol Reed MGM 90min (p/s)

7:00am The Great Dictator (1940) Charles Chaplin & Paulette Goddard, dir Charles Chaplin UA 125min (p/s)

9:15am Mrs. Miniver (1942) Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon, dir William Wyler MGM 134min (p/s)

11:30am Sabotage Agent (1943) Robert Donat & Valerie Hobson, dir Harold S Bucquet MGM 103min (p/s)

1:15pm Lifeboat (1944) Tallulah Bankhead & John Hodiak, dir Alfred Hitchcock FOX 97min (p/s)

3:00pm Above Suspicion (1943) Fred MacMurray & Joan Crawford, dir Richard Thorpe MGM 90min (p/s)

4:30pm To Be Or Not To Be (1942) Carole Lombarde & Jack Benny, dir Ernst Lubitsch UA 99min (p/s)

6:15pm 49th Parallel (1941) Leslie Howard & Laurence Olivier, dir Michael Powell, Columbia 104min (p/s)




8:00pm Children of Heaven (1997) Mohammed Amir Naji & Amir Farrokh Hashemian, dir Majid Majidi 89min C-SP EXEMPT

9:30pm Colors of Paradise (1999) Houssein Mahjoub & Mohsen Ramezani, dir Majid Majidi, Varahonar 90min C-SP EXEMPT

11:00pm Ferdowsi (1934) Nostratollah Mohtashem, Abdolhossein Sepenta, dir Abdolhossein Sepenta, Imperial Film of Bombay, 120min  C-SP EXEMPT

1:15am Shabe ghuzi (1965) Farokh Ghafari & Farhang Amiri, dir Farokh Ghafari, Iran Nerna Studio, 120min C-SP EXEMPT


------SATURDAY DECEMBER 6, 2014-----------



3:30am Scrooge (1970) Albert Finney & Alec Guinness, dir Ronald Neame 114min (p/s)

5:30am The More the Merrier (1943) Jean Arthur & Joel McCrea, dir George Stevens Columbia 104min (p/s)

7:15am SHORT: Sleuth But Sure (1956) Jackson Beck & Eddie Lawrence, dir Dave Tendlar, Paramount 6min

7:30am Here Comes the Groom (1951) Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman, dir. Frank Capra, Paramount 114 min (p/s)

9:30am A Holiday Affair (1949) Robert Mitchum & Janet Leigh, dir Don Hartman RKO 87min (p/s)

11:00am His Girl Friday (1940) Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell, dir Howard Hawks, Columbia 92min (p/s)

12:45pm Vivacious Lady (1938) Ginger Rogers & James Stewart, dir George Stevens RKO 90min (p/s)

2:15pm Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Barbara Stanwyck & Dennis Morgan, dir Peter Godfrey WB 102min (p/s)

4:00pm A Room With a View (1985) Helena Bonham Carter & Maggie Smith, dir James Ivory, Merchant/Ivory 117min (p/s)

6:00pm Goodbye, Charlie (1964) Tony Curtis & Debbie Reynolds, dir Vincente Minnelli FOX 117min PREMIERE



8:00pm THE ESSENTIALS: Metropolis (1926) Aldred Abel & Gustav Frohlich, dir Fritz Lang UFA 153min (p/s)

10:45pm Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher, dir George Lucas FOX 121min PREMIERE

1:00am Forbidden Planet (1956) Walter Pidgeon & Anne Francis, dir Fred M Wilcox MGM 98min (p/s)

2:15am TCM UNDERGROUND: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) Michael J Nelson & Trace Beaulieu, dir Jim Mallon, Universal 73min

3:30am The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969) Kurt Russell & Cesar Romero, dir Robert Butler DISNEY 91min (p/s)

5:00am SHORT: Mickey’s Mechanical Man (1933) Walt Disney & Marcellite Garner, dir Wilfred Jackson DISNEY 7min

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

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LonesomePolecat's Programming Notes:

LP’s Programming Notes:

Because I have to go into detail about every movie I chose, here are uselessly long programming notes that you needn’t read at all. But I must say this was a fun challenge and thanks to our brilliant moderator for running it. It’s worth commenting that most of my premieres are films I’ve never even seen but that sound interesting to me.



We are all sick of certain movie franchises that never end, such as certain arctic cartoons and comic book movies. But of course, sequels are as old as cinema itself, in some cases going through several different actors in the main character. Here are a sampling of movies that inspired a million sequels, such as the first Andy Hardy movie, the first “modern” Sherlock Holmes, and two that are still going strong: Godzilla and James Bond. I must mention that FRANKENSTEIN not only represents the many movies about the title character and his monster, but to me was the birth of all those monster movies: the mummy, the wolf man, Dracula, etc. I end with the premiere of the first Dr Kildare movie, INTERNES CAN’T TAKE MONEY, with the awesome Barbara Stanwyck.



Scheduling a bunch of movies about Live Radio was just an excuse to schedule my Import: WELCOME BACK MR. MACDONALD. I saw this funny and intriguing movie once back in college and never forgot it. It’s the story of a housewife whose play wins a contest to be performed on the radio. Unfortunately for her, the actors are all divas and take advantage of the live broadcast to change their characters to suit their egos. For extra humor we follow a truck driver listening in on the whole thing. Quite entertaining farce ensues. I hope you can all watch it sometime.



Morocco is a captivating country with a beautiful landscape and unique history that inspired many a great film, as you can see. And when scheduling movies that take place in Morocco one must not only schedule ROAD TO MOROCCO but must use the song as the name of the theme. And one must schedule CASABLANCA and A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA back to back. I must point out THE CAPTAIN’S PARADISE in which Alec Guinness sails back and forth from Spain to Morocco and has one wife in each port (saucy Yvonne de Carlo and Brief Encounter’s own home-loving Celia Johnson), thus having it all. He thinks. It’s not as well known as it should be and is quite entertaining.



I’ve always felt like classic TV is the best, and that is partly because of the great casts they got. This show, for example, even had great character actors as recurring side characters such as relatives and patients. To prove these people were already brilliant, I scheduled only movies released before the show started. I thought it was such a kick that three of Dr Hartley’s patients were in FITZWILLY together, then found out that Dr Hartley, his primary patient Mr. Carlin, and best friend/dentist Jerry Robinson were all in CATCH 22 together. What a great excuse to show it on TCM.



This is the reason I chose this week—two of my favorite talents both celebrating 100thbirthdays on the same day! So we have some of character actor Ray Walston’s most memorable performances and a sampling of writer Adolph Green’s movies. This gives me an excuse to schedule what I consider Ray Walston’s greatest performance, which was when he reprised his Broadway role as the devil in the musical DAMN YANKEES. My Adolph Green (with partner Betty Comden) “playlist” shows his talent both as a lyricist and as a screenwriter, sometimes adapting his own original Broadway shows, sometimes adapting others’, and even creating original stories. Comden & Green’s greatest screenplay, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, legendarily came from the true stories of Hollywood’s transition to sound and Arthur Freed’s request that they write a movie with his songs. The world owes you for that, Arthur Freed.



We often praise the short but explosive careers of folks like Grace Kelly, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe. But what is even more impressive is someone who maintains their career through many decades. Katharine Hepburn is just one of those actors who maintained a steady stream of good films for, as you can see, 6 decades. Here are my favorites from each decade (twas hard to choose), plus a cartoon with a Katharine Hepburn parody. Just looking at the list is impressive—look at all those great directors and co-stars she worked with throughout her long career.



These are movies about embezzlement, fraud, and other forms of “clever accounting”. The phrase of course comes from THE PRODUCERS when Leo Bloom creates a scheme to make more money from a flop than a hit. It’s a pleasure to schedule two Peter Ustinov movies in this group.



Perhaps it was because I just saw 110 IN THE SHADE (the stage musical version of THE RAINMAKER), but when I saw the announcement of the theme, I immediately thought of these films. These are all movies about “ugly” or “plain” people who finally either become pretty, find love, or both in the process of the film. The quote comes from GYPSY in which awkward Louise sees herself in a nice dress for the first time, and thus Gypsy Rose Lee is born. I included MARTY and THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE to make sure I represented “ugly” guys (“dogs like us” as Marty would say) finding happiness. Best part of this was scheduling A NEW LEAF with a “p/s” next to it—thanks, TCM!



Whenever I feature an actor’s 100th birthday I try to find someone completely different as SOTM, which lead me to Anne Baxter. I can’t believe she hasn’t been SOTM before! She’s a great actress who’s been in many great films herself, most notable ALL ABOUT EVE (had me fooled the first time I saw it).  Great excuse to schedule CHARLEY’S AUNT and THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, which would probably be hard to get the rights to in real life, but this isn’t real life, luckily for me.



Of all the movies about World War II, the most interesting to me are those that were released during the war itself. These films were all made to rally the common man into supporting the war effort, so they are all pretty hard hitting propaganda. Unlike movies made after the war, there is a palpable insecurity over the loss of our way of life and some ignorance to certain facts about things like concentration camps. The featured films of the group are NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH (a “fake sequel” to THE LADY VANISHES) and Anne Baxter’s 4th film FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO, both of which are fantastic films that get very little attention. If I had more premieres I would have scheduled some of Frank Capra’s great WHY WE FIGHT series, so I hope TCM will show them sometime.



For the optional foreign film challenge I immediately thought of CHILDREN ON HEAVEN, which is one of the greatest films I’ve ever seen from any country or decade. (It’s a great story of two poor children who have to share a pair of shoes.) Therefore I had to look up more Iranian films, hoping TCM will show them. COLORS OF PARADISE is the other Iranian film I’ve seen, about a blind kid’s relationship with his father. I included two others that seemed to represent two memorable aspects of Persian culture: FERDOWSI, about the great Persian poet, and SHABE GHUZI, a film version of the famous “1001 Arabian Nights.”



This is not only a popular subject for screenplays, but also a great excuse to show GOODBYE CHARLIE, in which Debbie Reynolds plays Tony Curtis’ dead pal Charlie reincarnated as a hot chick. There are also a few Christmas movies sprinkled in here, appropriate for what month I chose.



Finally we end with films that feature mechanical men. One can’t do a robot tribute without Gort, Robby the Robot, R2D2, C3P0, Tom Servo, Crow T Robot, and our essential robot of the week from METROPOLIS. Instead of scheduling one of the B-movies that MST3K riffed on their show like I usually do, I figured I’d cut the middle man and just schedule MST3K: THE MOVIE for your underground enjoyment. I know it would be hard to get the rights to STAR WARS, especially the original theatrical version, but that’s the fun of making these schedules—it’s my party and I’ll invite who I want to!


Thanks for reading. TCM, feel free to schedule all of these films, plus the one I usually schedule but missed this time, WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT FEELING GOOD. Schedule all, please!





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Countessdelave has recused her schedule also from voting. 

I am presenting it in this thread because it is also a wonderful schedule and I know that many will enjoy seeing it even although they can not vote for it.


I thank Countessdelave for providing us with this schedule purely for our edification when she knew she would not be competing. 









The Film Career of Virginia Christine


6:00 am  The Killers  (1946)  Dir. Robert Siodmak.

starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner.  Univ., 103 minutes.  p/s.

Short:  Women at War  (1943)  Dir. Jean Negulesco.

starring Faye Emerson, Virginia Christine.  WB, 21 minutes.

8:15 am  Cover-Up  (1949)  Dir. Alfred E. Green.

starring Dennis O’Keefe, William Bendix.  UA, 83 minutes.  p/s.

9:45 am  The Gangster  (1947)  Dir. Gordon Wiles.

starring Barry Sullivan, Bellita.  Allied Artists, 82 minutes.  p/s.

11:15 am  Cyrano de Bergerac  (1950)  Dir. Michael Gordon.

starring Jose Ferrer, Mala Powers.  UA, 112 minutes.  p/s.

1:15 pm  Dragnet  (1954)  Dir. Jack Webb.

starring Jack Webb, Richard Boone.  WB, 88 minutes.  p/s.

2:45 pm  Invasion of the Body Snatchers  (1956)  Dir. Don Siegel.

starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter.  Allied Artists, 80 minutes.  p/s.

4:15 pm  Billy the Kid vs Dracula  (1966)  Dir. William Beaudine.

starring John Carradine, Melinda Plowman.  Embassy Pictures, 73 minutes.  p/s.

5:45 pm  Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner  (1967)  Dir. Stanley Kramer.

starring Spencer Tracy, Kaherine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier.  Columbia, 108 minutes.  p/s.


Short:  Cherry Blossom Time in Japan  (1936)  Dir. James A. Fitzpatrick.

Traveltalk.  MGM, 7 minutes.




8:00 pm  The Story of Floating Weeds  (1934)  Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.

starring Koji Mitsui, Choko Iida.  Shochiku, 90 minutes.  p/s.

9:45 pm  Dekigokoro  (1933)  Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.

starring Takeshi Sakemoto, Nobuko Fushimi.  Shochiku, 100 minutes.  p/s.

Short:  A Straighforward Boy  (1929)  Dir.  Yasujiro Ozu.

starring Tatsuo Saito, Tomio Aoki.  Shochiku, 14 minutes. 




12:00 am  Dragnet Girl  (1933)  Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.

starring Kinuyo Tanaka, Joji Oka.  Shochiku, 100 minutes.  Premiere-Exempt.




1:45 am  Tokyo Story  (1953)  Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.

starring Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashimaya.  New Yorker Films, 136 minutes.  p/s.

4:15 am  Good Morning  (1959)  Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.

starring Koji Shidara, Chishu Ryu.  Shochiku, 94 minutes.  p/s.







Ralph Morgan-the first President


6:00 am  Their Big Moment  (1934)  Dir.  James Cruze.

starring Zasu Pitts, Slim Summerville.  RKO, 68 minutes.


Lucile Gleason-the first Treasurer


7:15 am  First Lady  (1937)  Dir. Stanley Logan.

starring Kay Francis, Preston Foster.  WB, 83 minutes.


James Gleason


8:45 am  The Meanest Gal in Town  (1934)  Dir. Russell Mack.

starring Zasu Pitts, Pert Kelton.  RKO, 62 Minutes.


Charles Starrett


10:00 am  Cowboy Canteen  (1944)  Dir. Lew Landers.

starring Charles Starrett, Jane Frazee.  Columbia, 72 minutes.  p/s.


Lyle Talbot


11:15 am  No More Orchids  (1932)  Dir. Walter Lang.

starring Carole Lombard, Lyle Talbot.  Columbia, 71 minutes.  p/s.


Boris Karloff


12:30 pm  Night World  (1932)  Dir. Hobart Henley.

starring Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff.  Universal, 58 minutes.  Premiere #1.


Richard Tucker


1:30 pm  Trade Winds  (1938)  Dir.  Tay Garnett.

starring Joan Bennett, Frederic March.  UA, 93 Minutes.  p/s.


Leon Ames


3:15 pm  Murders in the Rue Morgue  (1932)  Dir. Robert Florey.

starring Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames.  Univ., 61 Minutes.  p/s.


Kenneth Thomson-the first Secretary


4:30 pm  Female  (1933)  Dir. Michael Curtiz.

starring Ruth Chatterton, George Brent,  1st Nat’l, 60 Minutes.


Alan Mowbray-the first Vice President


5:30 pm  Winner Take All  (1932)  Dir. Roy Del Ruth.

starring James Cagney, Marian Nixon.  WB, 66 minutes.


Bradley Page


6:45 pm  Million Dollar Ransom  (1934)  Dir.  Murray Roth.

starring Phillip Holmes, Mary Carlisle, Edward Arnold.  Univ., 70 Minutes.  Premiere#2.




8:00 pm  If I Had a Million  (1932)  Dir. James Cruze, Ernst Lubitsch, et al.

starring Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, May Robson.  Paramount, 88 Minutes.  p/s.

Short:  The Million Dollar Cat  (1944)  Dir. Hanna-Barbera.

starring Tom & Jerry.  MGM, 7 minutes.

9:45 pm  Man With a Million (1954)  Dir. Ronald Neame.

starring Gregory Peck, Jane Griffiths.  UA, 90 minutes.  p/s.

11:30 pm  It Grows On Trees  (1952)  Dir. Arthur Lubin.

starring Irene Dunne, Dean Jagger.  Univ., 84 minutes.  Premiere#3.

1:00 am  Brewster’s Millions (1945)  Dir. Alan Dwan.

starring Dennis O’Keefe, Helen Walker.  UA, 78 minutes. p/s.

2:30 am  Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)  Dir. Frank Capra.

starring Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur.  Columbia, 115 minutes.  p/s.

4:30 am  Le Million  (1931)  Dir. Rene Clair.

starring Annabella, Rene LeFevre.  Films Sonoris Tobis, 81 minutes.  p/s.







6:00 am  Midnight Mary (1933)  Dir. William Wellman.

starring Loretta Young, Franchot Tone.  MGM, 74 minutes.

Short:  An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee  (1930)

Dir. John Adolfi.  Starring Loretta Young, Walter Pidgeon.  WB, 11 minutes.

7:30 am  Born To Be Bad  (1934)  Dir. Lowell Sherman.

starring Loretta Young, Cary Grant.  TCF, 62 minutes.  p/s.

8:45 am  Big Business Girl (1931)  Dir. William A. Seiter.

starring Loretta Young, Joan Blondell.  1st Nat’l, 78 minutes.

10:15 am  The Unguarded Hour  (1936)  Dir. Sam Wood.

starring Loretta Young, Franchot Tone.  MGM, 87 minutes.

11:45 am  Suez  (1938)  DirAlan Dwan.

starring Loretta Young, Tyrone Power, Annabella.  TCF, 104 minutes.  p/s.

1:30 pm  Three Blind Mice  (1938)  Dir. William A. Seiter.

starring Loretta Young, Joel McCrea, David Niven.  TCF, 75 minutes.  Premiere#4.

3:00 pm  Wife, Husband and Friend (1939)  Dir. Gregory Ratoff.

starring Loretta Young, Warner Baxter, Binnie Barnes.  TCF, 78 minutes.  p/s.

4:30 pm  Eternally Yours  (1939)  Dir. Tay Garnett.

starring Loretta Young, David Niven.  UA, 99 minutes.  p/s.

6:15 pm  The Men in Her Life  (1941)  Dir. Gregory Ratoff.

starring Loretta Young, Conrad Veidt.  Columbia, 89 minutes.  p/s.


Short:  Week-End in Hollywood  (1947)

starring Don Ameche, Bob Hop, Red Skelton.  Hollywood Film Enterprises, 11 minutes.




8:00 pm  Ramona  (1936)  Dir. Henry King.

starring Loretta Young, Don Ameche.  TCF, 84 minutes.  Premiere#5.

9:30 pm  Alexander’s Ragtime Band  (1938)  Dir.  Henry King.

starring Tyrone power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche.  TCF, 106 minutes.  p/s.

11:30 pm  Happy Landing  (1938)  Dir. Julien Duvivier.

starring Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman.  TCF, 102 minutes.  Premiere#6.

1:15 am  Down Argentine Way  (1940)  Dir. Frank Borzage.

starring Betty Grable, Don Ameche.  TCF, 89 minutes.  p/s

Short:  Screen Snapshots  Series 18, #8  (1939)  Dir. Ralph Staub.

starring Don Ameche, Sonja Henie, Joan Crawford.  Columbia, 10 mionutes.

3:00 am Midnight  (1939)  Dir. Mitchell Leisen.

starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore.  Paramount, 94 minutes. p/s.


4:45 am Warner Bros. 90th Anniversary: Tales From The Lot  (2013)  Dir. Gary Khammer.

TCM, 53 minutes.  p/s.


Short:  Sunkist Stars At Palm Springs  (1936)  Dir. Roy Rowland.

Starring Edmund Lowe, Ricardo Cortez, Betty Grable.  MGM, 20 minutes.









6:00 am  Torrent  (1926)  Dir. Monta Bell.

starring Greta Garbo, Ricardo Cortez.  MGM, 88 minutes.

7:30 am  Montana Moon  (1930)  DirMonta Bell.

starring Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Ricardo Cortez.  MGM, 89 minutes.

9:00 am  Ten Cents A Dance  (1931)  Dir. Lionel Barrymore.

starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ricardo Cortez.  Columbia, 75 minutes.  p/s.

10:30 am  Torch Singer  (1933)  Dir. Alexander Hall.

starring Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, Lyda Roberti.  Paramount, 71 minutes.  p/s.




11:45 am  Flesh and Fantasy  (1943)  Dir. Julien Duvivier.

starring Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck.  Univ., 94 minutes.  Premiere#7.

1:30 pm  Since You Went Away  (1944)  Dir. John Cromwell.

starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones.  Selznick, 177 minutes.  p/s.

4:30 pm  The Night of the Hunter  (1955)  Dir. Charles Laughton.

starring Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish, Shelley Winters.  UA, 93 minutes.  p/s.

6:15 pm  The Three Faces of Eve  (1957)  Dir. Nunnally Johnson. 

starring Joanne Woodward, Lee J. Cobb, David Wayne.  TCF, 91 minutes.  p/s.


GUEST PROGRAMMER:  Dixie Belle Lee (from The Awful Truth)


8:00 pm  The Seven Year Itch  (1955)  Dir. Billy Wilder.

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

10:00 pm  Artists and Models Abroad  (1938)  Dir. Mitchell Leisen.

starring Jack Benny, Joan Bennett, Joyce Compton.  Paramount, 90 minutes.  GP-Exempt.

11:45 pm  Big Brown Eyes  (1936)  Dir. Raoul Walsh.

starring Cary Grant, Joan Bennett.  Paramount, 77 minutes.  GP-Exempt.

1:15 am  The Bad and the Beautiful  (1953)  Dir. Vincent Minnelli.

starring Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Gloria Grahame.  MGM, 116 minutes.

3:15 am  Auntie Mame  (1958)  Dir. Morton DaCosta.

starring Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker.  WB, 143 minutes.  p/s.



Short:  For Art’s Sake  (1930)  Dir.  Harold Beaudine.

starring Helen Broderick, Lester Crawford.  Vitaphone, 8 minutes.





LIKE MOTHER, LIKE SON:  Helen Broderick & Broderick Crawfod


6:00 am  Swing Time  (1936)  Dir. George Stevens.

starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Helen Broderick.  RKO, 103 minutes.

7:45 am  Naughty But Nice  (1939)  Dir. Richard Macaulay.

starring Ann Sheridan, Dick Powell, Helen Broderick.  WB, 89 minutes.

9:15 am  Slightly Honorable  (1939)  Dir. Tay Garnett.

starring Pat O’Brien, Edward Arnold, Broderick Crawford.  UA, 89 minutes.  p/s.

10:45 am   Born Yesterday  (1950)  Dir. George Cukor.

starring Judy Holiday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden.  Columbia,  103 minutes.  p/s.


LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER: Robert Montgomery & Elizabeth Montgomery


12:30 pm  Blondie of the Follies  (1932)  Dir. Edmund Goulding.

starring Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery, Billie Dove.  MGM, 91 minutes.

2:15 pm  Ride the Pink Horse  (1947)  Dir. Robert Montgomery.

starring Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix, Thomas Gomez.  Univ., 101 minutes.  p/s.

4:00 pm  Johnny Cool  (1963)  Dir.  William Asher.

starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Henry Silva.  UA, 101 minutes.  p/s.

5:45 pm  Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed?  (1963)  Dir. Daniel Mann.

starring Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery, Martin Balsam.  Paramount, 103 minutes.  p/s.


7:30 pm  Short:  Surprise!  (1935)  Dir. Roy Mack.

starring The Duncan Sisters.  Vitaphone, 21 minutes.




8:00 pm  Variety Show  (1937)  Dir. William Keighley.

starring Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Priscilla Lane.  WB, 81 minutes.

9:30 pm  Four Daughters  (1938)  Dir. Michael Curtiz.

starring Claude Rains, Priscilla, Lola & Rosemary Lane, John Garfield.  WB, 90 minutes.

Short: The Voice of Hollywood No. 5  (1930)  Dir. Lewis Lewyn

starring Taylor Holmes, Armida, Lola Lane, Gus Edwards.  Tiffany Prod., 10 minutes.

11:15 pm  Hollywood Hotel  (1937)  Dir. Busby Berkeley.

starring Dick Powell, Rosemary & Lola Lane.  WB, 109 minutes.

1:15 am  Daughters Courageous (1939)  Dir.  Michael Curtiz.

starring Claude Rains, Priscilla, Lola & Rosemary Lane, John Garfield.  WB, 107 minutes.

3:15 am  Ladies Must Live  (1940)  Dir. Noel M. Smith.

starring Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane.  WB, 58 minutes.

4:15 am  Four Wives (1939)  Dir. Michael Curtiz.

starring Priscilla, Lola & Rosemary Lane, Jeffrey Lynn, Claude Rains.  WB, 110 minutes.









6:15 am  The Miracle  (1959)  Dir. Irving Rapper.

starring Carroll Baker, Roger Moore, Walter Slezak.  WB, 121 minutes.  p/s.

8:30 am  Golden Earrings  (1947)  Dir. Mitchell Leisen.

starring Ray Milland, Marlene Dietrich.  Paramount, 95 minutes.  p/s.

10:15 am  Gypsy Wildcat  (1944)  Dir. Roy William Neill.

starring Maria Montez, Jon Hall.  Univ., 77 minutes.  Premiere#8.

11:45 am  Blanche Fury  (1948)  Dir. Marc Allegret.

starring Valerie Hobson, Stewart Granger.  Eagle-Lion, 90 minutes.  Premiere#9.




1:30 pm  The Circus  (1928)  Dir. Charles Chaplin.

starring Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy.  UA, 71 minutes.  p/s.

2:45 pm  Tramp, Tramp, Tramp  (1926)  Dir. Hugo Haas.

starring Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford.  1st Nat’l, 62 minutes.

4:00 pm  Hallelujah I’m a Bum  (1933)  Dir. Lewis Milestone.

starring Al Jolson, Madge Evans.  UA, 82 minutes.  p/s.




5:30 pm  Short:  Trans-Atlantic Mystery  (1932)  Dir. Joseph Henebery.

starring Donald Meek, John Hamilton.  WB, 22 minutes.

6:00 pm  Algiers  (1938)  Dir. John Cromwell.

starring Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr.  UA, 96 minutes. p/s.


Short:  Seeing Spain  (1952)  Dir. James A. FitzPatrick.

Narrator: James A. FitzPatrick.  MGM, 8 minutes.



The Flamenco World of Carlos Saura


8:00 pm   Carmen  (1983)  Dir. Carlos Saura.

starring Antonio Gades, Laura Del Sol.  Orion Classics, 102 minutes.  C-SP Exempt.

9:45 pm  El Amor  Brujo (1986)  Dir. Carlos Saura.

starring Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Laura Del Sol.  Orion Classics, 100 minutes.  C-SP Exempt.

11:30 pm  Blood Wedding  (1981)  Dir. Carlos Saura.

starring Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos.  Orion Classics, 67 minutes.  C-SP Exempt.

12:45 am  Salome  (2002)  Dir. Carlos Saura.

starring Aida Gomez, Pere Arquillue.  Zebra prod., 85 minutes.  C-SP Exempt.


2:15 am  Knickerbocker Holiday  (1944)  Dir. Harry Joe Brown.

starring Nelson Eddy, Charles Coburn, Carmen Amaya.  UA, 85 minutes.  Premiere#10.


3:45 am  The Firefly  (1937)  Dir. Robert Z. Leonard.

starring Jeanette MacDonald, Allan Jones, Warren William.  MGM, 131 minutes.







6:00 am  Mata Hari  (1931)  Dir. George Fitzmaurice.

starring Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro.  MGM, 89 minutes.

7:30 am  Spies  (1928)  Dir. Ritz Lag. 

starring Rudolf Lein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus..  MGM, 143 minutes.  p/s. 

10:00  am  The 39 Steps  (1935)  Dir. Alfred Hitchcock.

starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll.  British Gaumont, 87 minutes.  p/s.

11:30 am  Foreign Correspondent  (1940)  DirAlfred Hitchcock. 

starring Joel McCrea, Herbery Marshall, Laraine Day.  UA, 120 minutes.  p/s.

1:45 pm  Ministry of Fear (1944)  Dir. Fritz Lang.

starring Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds.  Paramount, 86 minutes.  p/s.

3:15 pm  Pickup on South Street  (1952)  Dir. Sam Fuller.

starring Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter.  TCF, 75 minutes.  p/s.

4:30 pm  My Favorite Spy  ( 1951)  Dir.  Norman Z. McLeod.

Starring Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr.  Paramount, 93 minutes.  p/s.

6:15 pm  The Silencers  (1966)  Dir. Phil Karlson.

starring Dean Martin, Stella Stevens.  Columbia, 104 minutes.  p/s.







8:00 pm   Nosferatu  (1922)  Dir. F.W. Murnau.

starring Max Schreck, Greta Schroeder.  Film Arts Guild, 88 minutes.  p/s.

9:45 pm  Vampyr  (1932)  Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer.

starring Julian West, Maurice Schutz.  Tobis Filmkunst, 71 minutes.  p/s.

11:00 pm  Dracula  (1931)  Dir. Tod Browning.

starring Bela Lugosi, Helen Chamdler.  Univ., 75 minutes.  p/s.

12:15 am  Blacula  (1972)  Dir. William Crain.

starring William Marshall, Vonetta McGee.  AIP, 96 minutes.  p/s.




2:00 am  The Lost Boys  (1987)  Dir. Joel Schumacher.

starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric.  WB, 97 minutes.  Exempt.

3:45 am  House of Dark Shadows  (1970)  Dir. Dan Curtis.

starring Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Joan Bennett.  MGM, 97 minutes.


Short:   Good Morning, Eve  (1934)  Dir. Roy Mack.

starring Leon Errol, June MacCloy.  Vitaphone, 19 minutes.

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Programming Notes:  Challenge #26

Week of January 4-January 10, 2015



Sunday.  I’m just one of many television viewers who grew up with Mrs. Olson serving up a fresh pot of Folger’s coffee to hapless folks, who would have been clearly baffled by Starbucks and the term ”Barista” today.  Virginia Christine actually did have a career in film.  Perhaps she decided to become Mrs. Olson as soon as Burt Lancaster dumped her for Ava Gardner in The Killers.


I was quite inspired to do a mini tribute to Director Yasujiro Ozu as soon as I walked out of a showing of the silent Dragnet Girl at this year’s San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Ooh, that sounds bad.  I did not leave the film before it ended.  I loved every minute.


Monday.  SAG aka Screen Actor’s Guild is a major force in film and television.  Here is a reunion of most of the founders.  I premiere Night World, a terrific little film with a fun number from Busby Berkeley. 


My new beginnings theme is devoted to people who suddenly become millionaires (or at least, very wealthy).  I premiere an all time favorite It Grows on Trees.


Tuesday.  Loretta Young was one of the most stylish women in Hollywood.  These films show her looking oh so chic (even when she’s not wealthy).  Three Blind Mice is the premiere.  This is an oft-told tale, next remade as Moon Over Miami.


My SOTM is Don Ameche.  I used to love watching his circus show on television when I was a kid.  I was happy that he made more films late in life (like Things Change).  This set of films is early in his career.  I premiere Ramona and Happy Landing, which has Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman and Cesar Romero going for it.


Wednesday.  Not so long ago, I learned that actor Ricardo Cortez had a brother, Stanley, who also worked in Hollywood.  Nothing so unusual about that.  Ricardo was born Jacob Krantz and changed his name to Ricardo Cortez when he came to Hollywood, capitalizing on the Valentino craze for “latin lover” types.   What is unusual is that Stanley, an award-winning Cinematographer, also changed his name to Cortez.   It’s almost creepy to me but Stanley had immense talent and created some indelible cinematic moments in black and white.  I premiere Flesh and Fantasy.


The evening’s guest programmer is Dixie Belle Lee, the unforgettable novelty performer from The Awful Truth.  The selection of films that Dixie chose reflect: 1) her amazement that Marilyn Monroe must have seen her perform nearly two decades earlier, 2) that there’s an actress, named Joyce Compton, who looks a lot like her and gets to spend time with her performing buddies on tour and wearing beautiful gowns, 3) her delight of Cary Grant in any film, 4) her admiration of southern belles, and 5) the genteel southern lifestyle and down-home folks on a fox hunt.


Thursday.   I remember being completely surprised to learn that character actress Helen Broderick was Broderick Crawford’s mother.  Do you see the resemblance?  They are both wonderful in films.  Here is a sampling from both.  Broderick Crawford’s father was actor Lester Crawford.  I like how the parents combined names for their son.  As did actress Elizabeth Allen and Robert Montgomery for their daughter, Elizabeth Montgomery.  Elizabeth Montgomery was primarily known for television work but here are a couple of her film appearances in pre-Bewitched days.


I must have been influenced by this year’s “family” theme at TCM’s annual film festival in April.  The evening is a lineup of films featuring various combos of The Lane Sisters: Priscilla, Rosemary and Lola.  Actually, there was another performing Lane sister, Leota, who was known for her stage work.  I found out that Rosemary and Priscilla sang with Fred Waring’s band for several years before coming to Hollywood.


Friday.   “Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves” is the title of one of Cher’s most popular song hits of the early seventies.  I chose to program films about gypsies, tramps and thieves, as individual themes.  I premiereGypsy Wildcat and Blanche Fury.  If only we could get more Maria Montez and Jon Hall films…


Gypsies are at the heart and soul of flamenco song and dance.  I love the flamenco films of spanish director Carlos Saura.  He is famous for other films, as well, but these are special to me.  I think that a month-long spotlight on world dance in film would be great.  This is just one Friday schedule.  I follow with a premiere ofKnickerbocker Holiday because the very famous flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya, makes an appearance.


Saturday.  The Firefly is my segue from spanish films to spy films.  Saturday daytime viewing is all spy films.


My Essentials pick is Nosferatu.  A true classic by F.W. Murnau.  The evening is devoted to vampires and my Underground pick is The Lost Boys.


Silent Sunday Nights


Dragnet Girl


TCM Imports


Tokyo Story


Star of the Month


Don Ameche


TCM Underground


The Lost Boys


The Essentials




Special Exempt Premieres


Artists and Models Abroad

Big Brown Eyes


El Amor Brujo

Blood Wedding





Night World

Million Dollar Ransom

It Grows on Trees

Three Blind Mice


Happy Landing

Flesh and Fantasy

Gypsy Wildcat

Blanche Fury

Knickerbocker Holiday

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Here is the complete schedule. (My programming notes will follow later.)


Schedule for February 1 -7, 2015


Star of the Month: Catherine Deneuve


Friday Night Spotlight: Polish Cinema


TCM Silent Sunday: A Woman of Affairs (1928)


TCM Imports: The Joyless Street (1925)


The Essentials: The General (1927)


TCM Underground Double Feature: Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) and Beat the Devil (1954)


Required Theme: Trading Places (Where a person switches their position in life for a lookalike's)


Optional Cultural Challenge: Polish Cinema


Guest Programmer: Madame Defarge from A Tale of Two Cities


Number of Films per Decade:

20s: 11

30s: 29

40s: 19

50s: 17

60s: 11

70s: 4

80s: 1

90s: 2



Desert Fury (1947)

The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

Indochine (1992)

Donkey Skin (1970)

Thirty Day Princess (1934)

Peter Ibbetson (1935)

The Light That Failed (1939)

The Blue Veil (1951)

La Marseillaise (1938)

A Day in the Country (1936)


Exempt Premieres:

The Joyless Street (1925) (TCM Imports Exempt)

Mary Queen of Scots (1971) (GP Exempt)

The Double Life of Veronique (1991) (C-SP Exempt)

The Maids of Wilko (1979) (C-SP Exempt)

Blind Chance (1981) (C-SP Exempt)

Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) (TCM Underground Exempt)



Schedule for February 1-7, 2015



Sunday, February 1, 2015


The Religious Life (Hosted in the afternoon by Dolores Hart)


6:00 AM The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) Gregory Peck & Thomas Mitchell D: John M. Stahl 20th Century Fox 137 min. (P/s)


8:20 AM Short: Red Hot Riding Hood (1943) MGM  7 min.


8:30 AM Going My Way (1944) Bing Crosby & Barry Fitzgerald D: Leo McCarey Paramount 126 min. (p/s)


10:38 AM Short: Swing Shift Cinderella (1945) MGM 6 min.


10:45 AM The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman D: Leo McCarey RKO Radio 126 min. (p/s)


12:53 PM Short: Little Rural Riding Hood (1949) MGM  6 min.


1:00 PM The Song of Bernadette (1943) Jennifer Jones & Charles Bickford D: Henry King 20th Century Fox 156 min. (p/s)


3:45 PM The White Sister (1933) Helen Hayes & Clark Gable D: Victor Fleming MGM 110 min.


5:45 PM Diary of a Country Priest (1950) Claude Laydu & Jean Riveyre D: Robert Bresson Janus Films 120 min. (p/s)


7:51 PM Short: King-Sized Canary (1947) MGM Cartoon 8 min.


Greta Garbo Silents


8:00 PM The Mysterious Lady (1928)  Greta Garbo & Conrad Nagel D: Fred Niblo MGM 96 min.


9:45 PM The Kiss (1929) Greta Garbo & Conrad Nagel D: Jaques Feyder MGM 63 min.


10:52 PM Short: The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946) WB  7 min.


11:00 PM The Torrent (1926) Ricardo Cortez & Greta Garbo D:Monta Bell MGM 87 min.


Silent Sunday


12:30 AM A Woman of Affairs (1928) Greta Garbo & John Gilbert D: Clarence Brown MGM 96 min.


TCM Imports

2:15 AM The Joyless Street (1925) Asta Nielsen & Greta Garbo D: G.W. Pabst Sofar-Film-Produktion  96 min. Exempt Premiere


4:00 AM The Temptress (1926) Greta Garbo & Antonio Moreno D: Fred Niblo & Mauritz Stiller MGM 117 min.



Monday, February 2, 2015


Music by Miklos Rozsa


6:00 AM Criss Cross (1949) Burt Lancaster & Yvonne De Carlo D: Robert Siodmak U-I 87 min. (p/s)


7:30 AM The Divorce of Lady X (1938) Merle Oberon & Laurence Olivier D: Tim Whelan UA 91 min. (p/s)


9:03 AM Short: One Froggy Evening (1955) WB 7 min.


9:15 AM The Killers (1946) Ava Gardner & Burt Lancaster D: Robert Siodmak U-I 105 min. (p/s)


11:00 AM So Proudly We Hail! (1943) Claudette Colbert & Paulette Goddard D: Mark Sandrich Paramount 126 min. (p/s)


1:07 PM Short: What's Opera Doc? (1957) WB 7 min.


1:15 PM The Four Feathers (1939) John Clements & Ralph Richardson D:Zoltan Korda UA 115 min. (p/s)


3:15 PM Desert Fury (1947) John Hodiak &Lizabeth Scott D:Lewis Allen Paramount 95 min. Premiere


5:00 PM Sundown (1941) Gene Tierney & Bruce Cabot D:Henry Hathaway UA 89 min. (p/s)


6:30 PM U-Boat 29 (1939) Conrad Veidt &  Sebastian Shaw D:Michael Powell Columbia 82 min. (p/s)


Star of the Month; Catherine Deneuve


8:00 PM The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Catherine Deneuve & Nino Castelnuovo D:Jacques Demy Janus Films 91 min (p/s)


9:35 PM Short: The Band Concert (1935) Disney 9 min.


9:45 PM The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) Catherine Deneuve & Gene Kelly D: Jacques Demy Janus Films 124 min. Premiere

12:00 AM Indochine (1992) Catherine Deneuve & Linh Dan Pham D:Regis Wargnier Sony Pictures Classics 157 min. Premiere


2:45 AM Belle Du Jour (1967) Catherine Deneuve & Genevieve Page D:Luis Bunuel Janus Films 100 min. (p/s)


4:30 AM Donkey Skin (1970) Catherine Deneuve & Delphine Seyrig D: Jacques Demy Janus Films 87 min. Premiere



Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Written by Anita Loos


6:00 AM They Met in Bombay (1941) Clark Gable & Rosalind Russell D: Clarence Brown MGM 93 min.


7:35 AM Short: The Old Mill (1937) Disney 9 min.


7:45 AM I Married an Angel (1942) Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy D:W.S. Van Dyke MGM 84 min.


9:15 AM Susan & God (1940) Joan Crawford & Fredric March D:George Cukor MGM 115 min.


11:15 AM Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Jane Russell & Marilyn Monroe D: Howard Hawks 20th Century Fox 91 min. (p/s)


12:48 PM Short: Bad Luck B l a c k I e (1949) MGM 7 min.


1:00 PM Red-Headed Woman (1932) Jean Harlow & Chester Morris D: Jack Conway MGM 79 min.


2:30 PM Blondie of the Follies (1932) Marion Davies & Robert Montgomery D:Edmund Goulding MGM 89 min.


4:00 PM Hold Your Man (1933) Jean Harlow & Clark Gable D: Sam Wood MGM 86 min.


5:30 PM Midnight Mary (1933) Loretta Young & Ricardo Cortez D: William Wellman MGM 74 min.


6:45 PM The Girl from Missouri (1934) Jean Harlow & Franchot Tone D:Jack Conway MGM 74 min.


Trading Places


8:00 PM Thirty Day Princess (1934) Sylvia Sidney & Cary Grant D: Marion Gering Paramount 75 min. Premiere


9:20 PM Short: Who Killed C o c k Robin? Disney 8 min.


9:30 PM The Prince and the Pauper (1937)  Billy & Robert Mauch D: William Keighley WB 120 min.


11:35 PM Short: Book Revue (1946) WB 7 min.


11:45 PM The Parent Trap (1961) Hayley Mills & Maureen O'Hara D: David Swift Disney 129 min. (p/s)


2:00 AM The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) Ronald Colman & Madeleine Carroll D:John Cromwell UA 101 min. (p/s)


3:45 AM A Stolen Life (1946) Bette Davis & Glenn Ford D:Curtis Bernhardt WB 109 min.


5:40 AM Short: Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)  McCay 12 min.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Happy Birthday, Ida Lupino


6:00 AM The Hard Way (1943) Ida Lupino & Joan Leslie D:Vincent Sherman WB 109 min.


7:51 AM Short: Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950) UPA 7 min.


8:00 AM Peter Ibbetson (1935) Gary Cooper & Ann Harding D:Henry Hathaway Paramount 88 min. Premiere


9:30 AM The Light That Failed (1939) Ronald Colman & Ida Lupino D:William Wellman Paramount 97 min. Premiere


11:15 AM Beware My Lovely (1952) Ida Lupino & Robert Ryan D: Harry Horner RKO Radio 77 min.


12:35 PM Short: Peace on Earth (1939) MGM 9 min.


12:45 PM On Dangerous Ground (1952) Robert Ryan & Ida Lupino D: Nicholas Ray RKO Radio 82 min.


2:15 PM Deep Valley (1947) Ida Lupino & Dane Clark D: Jean Negulesco WB 104 min.


4:00 PM In Our Time (1944) Ida Lupino & Paul Henreid D: Vincent Sherman WB 110 min.


5:51 PM Short: Northwest Hounded Police (1946) MGM 8 min.


6:00 PM Escape Me Never (1947) Errol Flynn & Ida Lupino D: Peter Godfrey WB 105 min.


7:49 PM Short: Rooty Toot Toot (1951) UPA 7 min.


Guest Programmer: Madame Defarge (from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens)


8:00 PM Marie Antoinette (1938) Norma Shearer & Tyrone Power D: W.S. Van Dyke MGM 151 min.


10:36 PM Short: French Rarebit (1951) WB 7 min.


10:45 PM A Man for All Seasons (1966) Paul Scofield & Susannah York D: Fred Zinneman Columbia 121 min. (p/s)


12:51 AM Short: Three Little Pigs (1933) Disney 8 min.


1:00 AM Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) Genevieve Bujold & Richard Burton D: Charles Jarrott Universal 145 min. (p/s)


3:34 AM Short: Rabbit of Seville (1950) WB 8 min.


3:45 AM Mary Queen of Scots (1971) Vanessa Redgrave & Glenda Jackson D: Charles Jarrott Universal 129 min. GP Exempt Premiere


Thursday, February 5, 2015


Starring Joan Blondell


6:00 AM Illicit (1931) Barbara Stanwyck & Ricardo Cortez D:Archie Mayo WB 81 min.


7:30 AM Night Nurse (1931) Barbara Stanwyck & Joan Blondell D: William Wellman WB 72 min.


8:45 AM Three on a Match (1932) Ann Dvorak & Joan Blondell D: Mervyn Leroy WB 63 min.


9:50 AM Short: Steamboat Willie (1928) Disney 8 min.


10:00 AM Miss Pinkerton (1932) Joan Blondell & George Brent D: Lloyd Bacon WB 67 min.


11:15 AM Big Business Girl (1931) Loretta Young & Joan Blondell  D: William Seiter WB 74 min.


12:30 PM Lawyer Man (1932) William Powell & Joan Blondell D: William Dieterle WB 72 min.


1:45 PM Union Depot (1932) Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Joan Blondell  D:Alfred Green WB 68 min.


3:00 PM Havana Widows (1933) Joan Blondell & Glenda Farrell D:Ray Enright WB 63 min.


4:05 PM Short: Porky in Wackyland (1938) WB 8 min.


4:15 PM Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Warren William & Joan Blondell D: Mervyn Leroy WB 96 min.


6:00 PM The Blue Veil (1951) Jane Wyman & Joan Blondell D: Curtis Bernhardt RKO Radio 113 min. Premiere


Written by George Wells


8:00 PM Penelope (1966) Natalie Wood & Ian Bannen D: Arthur Hiller MGM 99 min.


9:45 PM The Gazebo (1959) Debbie Reynolds & Glenn Ford D: George Marshall MGM 100 min.


11:30 PM Ask Any Girl (1959) David Niven & Shirley MacLaine D: Charles Walters MGM 101 min.


1:15 AM The Honeymoon Machine (1961) Steve McQueen & Jim Hutton D:Richard Thorpe MGM 86 min.


2:45 AM Everything I Have is Yours (1952) Marge & Gower Champion  D: Robert Z. Leonard MGM 92 min.


4:30 AM Excuse My Dust (1951) Red Skelton & Sally Forrest D: Roy Roland MGM 82 min.


Friday, February 6, 2015


Jean Renoir


6:00 AM This Land is Mine (1943) Charles Laughton & Maureen O'Hara D: Jean Renoir RKO Radio 103 min.


7:45 AM The River (1951) Patricia Walters & Nora Swinburne D: Jean Renoir Janus Films 99 min. (p/s)


9:30 AM The Rules of the Game (1939) Marcel Dalio & Nora Gregor D: Jean Renoir Janus Films 106 min. (p/s)


11:19 AM Short: Little Red Riding Rabbit (1944) WB 7 min.


11:30 AM Grand Illusion (1938) Jean Gabin & Dita Parlo D:Jean Renoir Janus Films 117 min. (p/s)


1:30 PM Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932) Michel Simon & Marcel Hainia D: Jean Renoir Janus Films 87 min. (p/s)


3:00 PM La Marseillaise (1938) Pierre Renoir & Louis Jouvet D: Jean Renoir Janus Films 130 min. Premiere


5:15 PM The Southerner (1945) Zachary Scott & Betty Field D: Jean Renoir UA 91 min. (p/s)


6:50 PM Short: Feed the Kitty (1952) WB 7 min.


7:00 PM A Day in the Country (1936) Sylvia Bataille & Georges Saint-Saens D: Jean Renoir Janus Films 40 min. (p/s)


7:47 PM Short: The Cat Concerto (1947) MGM 8 min.


Friday Night Spotlight: Polish Cinema


8:00 PM The Double Life of Veronique (1991) Irene Jacob & Halina Gryglaszewska D:Krzysztof Kieslowski Miramax 97 min. C-SP Exempt Premiere


9:45 PM The Maids of Wilko (1979) Daniel Olbrychski & Anna Seniuk D: Andrzej Wajda Pierson 116 min. C-SP Exempt Premiere


11:45 PM Ashes and Diamonds (1958) Zbigniew Cybulski & Ewa Krzyzewska D: Andrzej Wajda Janus Films 104 min. (p/s)


1:35 AM Short: Clock Cleaners (1937) Disney 8 min.


1:45 AM A Generation (1954) Tadeusz Lomnicki & Urszula Modrzynska D: Andrzej Wajda Janus Films 91 min (p/s)


3:20 AM Short: Snow White (1933) Fleisher 7 min.


3:30 AM Blind Chance (1981) Boguslaw Linda & Tadeusz Lomnicki D: Krzysztof Kieslowski Zespol Filmowy 123 min. C-SP Exempt Premiere


5:42 AM Short: Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) WB 7 min.


Saturday February 7, 2015


Sets by Alexander Golitzen


6:00 AM That Uncertain Feeling (1941) Merle Oberon & Melvyn Douglas D: Ernst Lubitsch UA 88 min. (p/s)


7:30 AM Operation Petticoat (1959) Cary Grant & Tony Curtis D:Blake Edwards U-I 125 min. (p/s)


9:45 AM Gambit (1966) Michael Caine & Shirley MacLaine D: Ronald Neame Universal 110 min. (p/s)


11:45 AM Tammy & the Bachelor (1957) Debbie Reynolds & Leslie Nielsen D:Joseph Pevney U-I 89 min. (p/s)


1:18 PM Short: Der Fuehrer's Face (1943) Disney 8 min.


1:30 PM Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) Julie Andrews & James Fox D: George Roy Hill Universal 153 min. (p/s)


4:15 PM Midnight Lace (1960) Doris Day & Rex Harrison D: David Miller U-I 108 min. (p/s)


6:15 PM All That Heaven Allows (1955) Jane Wyman & Rock Hudson D: Douglas Sirk U-I 90 min. (p/s)


7:50 PM Short: The Tell-Tale Heart (1953) UPA 8 min.


The Essentials: Buster Keaton


8:00 PM The General (1927) Buster Keaton & Marion Mack D: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman UA 74 min. (p/s)


9:20 PM Short: Brave Little Tailor (1938) Disney 9 min.


9:30 PM Sherlock Junior (1924) Buster Keaton & Kathryn McGuire D: Buster Keaton Metro-Goldwyn 46 min. (p/s)


10:20 PM Short: Rabbit Seasoning (1952) WB 7 min.


10:30 PM Seven Chances (1925) Buster Keaton & Ruth Dwyer D:Buster Keaton MGM 56 min. (p/s)


11:30 PM The Three Ages (1923) Buster Keaton & Margaret Leahy D: Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline Metro 63 min. (p/s)


12:45 PM Steamboat Bill Junior (1928) Buster Keaton & Ernest Torrence D: Charles Reisner UA 71 min. (p/s)


TCM Underground: Robert Morley


2:00 AM Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) Jacqueline Bisset & George Segel D: Ted Kotcheff WB 113 min. Exempt Premiere


4:00 AM Beat the Devil (1954) Humphery Bogart & Jennifer Jones D: John Huston UA 100 min. (p/s)


5:48 AM Short: You Ought to Be in Pictures (1940) WB 9 min.

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Sunday, September 28 2014

Happy Birthday, Marcello Mastroianni!

06:00 AM Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) Embassy Pictures Corporation C-118 min Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren D: Vittorio de Sica P/S
08:00 AM White Nights (1957) Cinecitta BW-107 min Marcello Mastroianni, Maria Schell, D: Luchino Visconti P/S
10:00 AM The Organizer (1963) Lux Films BW-128 min Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori D: Mario Monicelli P/S

All the World's a (Sound?)stage

12:15 PM  8 1/2 (1963) Cinecitta BW-135 min Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, D; Federico Fellini P/S
02:30 PM  Contempt (1963) Rome Paris Films C-104 min Michel Piccoli, Bridgette Bardot, Jack Palance D: Jean-Luc Godard P/S
04:!5 PM Kiss me Kate (1953) MGM C-109 min Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller D: George Sidney P/S
06:15 PM  Footlight Parade (1933) Warner Bros BW-104 min James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler D: Lloyd Bacon P/S
08:00 PM  The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) C/BW-82 min Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello D: Woody Allen P/S
09:30 PM  Dogville (2003)  Zentropa Entertaintments C-177 min Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, James Caan D: Lars von Trier Premiere#1

12:45 AM (Silent) The Oyster Princess (1919) PAGU BW-60 min Victor Janison, Ossi Oswalda  D: Ernst Lubitsch EXEMPT
02:00 AM (Foreign) A Brighter Summer Day (1991) Yang and his Gang Filmmakers c-237 min Chang Chen, Lisa Yang D: Edward Yang EXEMPT

Monday, September 29, 2014

Memories of Munich:  Debacles Military and Moral

06:15 AM The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) Warner Bros BW-116 min Errrol Flynn, Olivia de Havailand D: Michael Curtiz P/S
08:15 AM Paths of Glory (1957) United Artists BW-88 min Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready D: Stanley Kubrick P/S
09:45 AM They Died with Their Boots on (1941) Warner Bros BW-140 min Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havailand D: Raoul Walsh P/S
12:15 PM Winter Soldier (1972) Millenium Zero BW-96 min D:  Winterfilm Collective Premiere#2

Happy Birthday Greer Garson:  three movies on the British Home Front

02:00 PM Mrs. Miniver (1942) MGM BW-134 min Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon D: William Wyler P/S
04:15 PM Went the Day Well? (1942) Ealing Studios BW-92 min Leslie Brooks, Mervyn Johns, Basil Sidney D: Alberto Cavalcanti P/S
06:00 PM Hope and Glory (1987) Columbia C-113 min Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Sammi Davis, Sarah Miles, Ian Bannen D: John Boorman P/S

Star of the Month Chishu Ryu

08:00 PM Late Spring (1949) Shochiku BW-108 min Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara D: Yasujiro Ozu
10:00 PM There was a Father (1942) Shockiku BW-94 min Chishu Ryu, Mitsuko Mito D: Yasujiro Ozu P/S
11:45 PM Tokyo Story (1953) Shochiku BW-136 min Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setusko Hara D; Yasujiro Ozu P/S
02:15 AM Early Summer (1951) Shochiku BW-125 min Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Chikage Awashima D: Yasujiro Ozu P/S
04:30 AM Dreams (1990) Warner Bros C-119 min Chishu Ryu, Martin Scorsese, Akira Tereo D: Akira Kurosawa Premiere#3

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Michael Powell!

06:30 AM Black Narcissus (1947) The Archers C-99 min Deborah Kerr, Sabu, Jean Simmons, D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger P/S
08:15 AM I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) The Archers BW-91 min Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey D: Michael Powell, Emeric Prressburger P/S
10:00 AM A Matter of Life and Death (1946) The Archers BW-104 min David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger P/S
11:45 PM The Red Shoes (1948) The Archers C-133 min Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger P/S
02:00 PM The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) British Lion Films C-128 min Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger P/S
04:15 PM Contraband (1940) Anglo-American BW-92 min Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson D: Michael Powell P/S
06:00 PM The Small Back Room (1949) British Lion Films BW-106 min David Farrar, Kathleen Byron D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Premiere #4
08:00 PM The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) The Archers C-162 min Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger P/S
10::45 PM A Canterbury Tale (1944) The Archers BW- 95 min, Eric Portman, Sheila Sim D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger P/S
12:30 AM One of our Aircraft is Missing (1942) Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors BW-102 min Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, D: Michael Powell, Eric Pressburger P/S
02:15 AM The Thief of Bagdad (1940) United Artists C-106 min Sabu, John Justin, Conrad Veidt D: Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger, Tim Whelan P/S
04:15 AM Peeping Tom (1960) Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors C-101 min Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer D: Michael Powell P/S

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

China's Twentieth Century on Film

06:00 AM The Good Earth (1937) MGM BW-138 min Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, D: Sidney Franklin P/S
08:30 AM The Goddess (1934) Lianhua Film Company BW-85 min  Ruan Lingyu, Zhang Zhzhi D: Wu Yonggang P/S
10:00 AM The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) Columbia BW-88 min Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther D: Frank Capra P/S
11:30 AM The Puppetmaster (1993) ERA C-142 min Lim Giong, Li Tain-lu D: Hou Hsiao Hsien Premiere#5
02:00 PM 7 Women (1966) MGM C-87 min Anne Bancroft, Margaret Leighton, Sue Lyon D: John Ford P/S
03:30 PM Days of Being Wild (1990) Rim C-94 min Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung D: Wong Kar-Wai P/S
05:15 PM The Last Emperor (1987) Columbia C-160 min John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole D: Bernardo Bertolucci P/S

Contemporary Chinese Cinema:  Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Mainland

08:00 PM A City of Sadness (1989) 3-H Films C-157 min Tony Leung, Sung Young Chen D: Hou Hsiao-Hsien EXEMPT
10:45 PM The Horse Thief (1986) Xi'an Film Studio C-88 min Hou Yong, Zhao Fei D: Tian Zhuangzhuang EXEMPT
12:30 AM In the Mood for Love (2000) USA Films C-98 min Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung D: Wong Kar-Wai EXEMPT
02:15 AM Farewell my Concubine (1993) Beijing Film Studio C-155 min Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li D: Chen Kaige EXEMPT
05:00 AM Chungking Express (1994) Jet Tone Production C-98 min Brigitte Lin, tony Leung, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro D: Wong-Kar Wai EXEMPT

Thursday, October 2, 2014

That's just simply medieval

06:45 AM Richard III (1955) London Films C-161 min Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Ralph Richardson, John Gielguld, D: Laurence Olivier P/S
09:30 AM The Court Jester (1956) Paramount C-101 min Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone D: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama P/S
11:15 AM The Flame and the Arrow (1950) Warner Bros C-88 Burt Lancaster, Virgina Mayo D: Jacques Tourneur P/S
12:45 PM Marketa Lazarova (1967) Barrandov Studious BW-162 min Magda Vasaryona, Josef Kemr, Frantisek Velecky, D: Frantisek Vlacil Premiere #6

Happy Birthday Groucho Marx!

03:30 PM A Night at the Opera (1935) MGM BW-93 min Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Margaret Dumont D: Sam Wood P/S
05:15 PM Monkey Business (1931) Paramount BW-68 min Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Thelma Todd, Zeppo Marx D: Norman Z. McLeod P/S
06:45 PM Duck Soup (1933) Paramount BW-68 min Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Zeppo Marx D: Leo McCarey P/S

Guest Programmer Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina, from The Leopard

08:00 PM The Music Room (1958) Aurora BW-100 min Chhabi Biswas, Padma Devi, Gangapada Bose D: Satyajit Ray EXEMPT
09:45 PM Russian Ark (2002) The Hermitage Bridge Studio C-96 min Sergei Dontsov D: Alexander Sokurov P/S
11:30 PM Salvatore Giuliano (1962) BW-123 min Salvo Randone, Frank Wolff, D: Francesco Rosi P/S
01:45 AM Barry Lyndon (1975) Warner C-184 min Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson D: Stanley Kubrick EXEMPT
05:00 AM La Ronde (1950) Films Sacha Gordin BW-97 min Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Simone Simon D: Max Ophuls P/S

Friday, October 3, 2014

In Memoriam Thomas Wolfe: You can't go Home Again

06:45 AM Man of the West (1958) United Artists C-100 min Gary Cooper, Lee J. Cobb, Julia London D: Anthony Mann P/S
08:30 AM The Man who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) BW-123 min James Stewart, John Wayne, Lee Martin, Vera Miles D: John Ford P/S
10:45 AM A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Warner Bros BW-122 min Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden D: Elia Kazan P/S
01:00 PM The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Madeleine Films C-91 min Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo D: Jacques Demy P/S
02:45 PM  Muriel (1963) Argos Films C-115 min Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kenen D: Alain Resnais Premiere #7
04:45 PM The King of Marvin Gardens (1972) Columbia C-103 min Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn D: Bob Rafelson P/S

But sometimes you just might

06:30 PM Lola (1961) Rome-Paris Films BW-90 min Anouk Aimee, Marc Michel D: Jacques Demy

Friday night spotlight:  sometimes love just ain't enough

08:00 PM The Rules of the Game (1939) Nouvelles Editions de Films BW-113 min Marcel Diallo, Jean Renoir D: Jean Renoir P/S
10:00 PM Tess (1979) Columbia C-186 min Natassja Kinski, Peter Firth D: Roman Polanski P/s
01:15 AM Paris, Texas (1984) Chanel four Films C-150 min Harry Dean Stanton, Natassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell D: Wim Wenders Premiere#8
04:00 AM Charulata (1964) R.D. Bansal & Co BW-117 min Madhabi Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Shalien Mukherjee D: Satyajit Ray Premiere #9

Saturday, October 4, 2014 

Happy Birthday Damon Runyon!

06:00 AM Lady for a Day (1933) Columbia BW-96 min May Robson, Warren William, Guy Kibber D: Frank Capra P/S
07:45 AM A Slight Case of Murder (1938) Warner Bros BW-85 min Edward G. Robinson, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins, D: Lloyd Bacon P/S
09:15 AM Guys and Dolls (1955) MGM C-150 min Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra D: Joseph L. Mankewicz P/S

Special Fred Astaire Saturday Matinee

11:45 AM A Damsel in Distress (1937) RKO BW-98 min Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, Gracie Allen D: George Stevens P/S
01:30 PM You were Never Lovelier (1942) Columbia BW-97 min Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou D: William A. Seiter P/S

Happy Birthday Buster Keaton!

03:15 PM One Week (1920) Metro BW-19 min Buster Keaton, Sybil Sealy D: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline P/S
03:45 PM The Navigator (1924) MGM BW-69 min Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire D: Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp P/S
05:00 PM Our Hospitality (1923) Metro Pictures BW-74 min Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts D: Buster Keaton, John G. Blystone P/S
06:15 PM The Playhouse (1921) First National Pictures BW-22 min Buster Keaton, Virgina Fox D: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline P/S
06:45 PM Cops (1922) First National Pictures BW-18 min Buster Keaton, Virgina Fox D: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton P/S
07:15 PM Sherlock Jr., (1924) Metro Pictures BW-45 min  Buster Keaton, Ward Crane D: Buster Keaton P/S

Special Challenge:  Entering New Worlds of Weirdness

08:00 PM (Essentials) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) MGM C-142 min Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain, Gary Lockwood D: Stanley Kubrick P/S
10:30 PM Matilda (1996) Tristar Pictures c-98 min Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Pam Ferris D: Danny DeVito Premiere#10
12:15 AM Videodrome (1983) Universal C-87 min James Woods, Deborah Harry P/S
01:45 AM (Underground)  Tropical Malady (2004) TIFA C-125 min Sakda Kaewbuadee, Banlop Lamnot D: Apichatpong Weerasethakul EXEMPT
04:00 AM (Underground) Angel Heart (1987) Tri-Star C-113 min Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet D: Alan Parker

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Schedule for September 28, 2014-October 4, 2014

Star of the Month:  Chishu Ryu

Friday Night Spotlight:  Unhappy Romances

TCM Silent Sunday:  The Oyster Princess (1919)

TCM Imports:  A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

The Essentials:  2001:  A Space Odyssey (1968)

Underground Double Feature:  Tropical Malady (2004) Angel Heart (1987)

Required Theme:  Bold New Worlds of Weirdness

Cultural Challenge:  Chinese Cinema

Guest Programmer:  Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina, from The Leopard

1910s     1
1920s     6
1930s    12
1940s    16
1950s    14
1960s    14
1970s      4
1980s      8
1990s      7
2000s      4


Dogville (2003)
Winter Soldier (1972)
Dreams (1990) (a.k.a Akira Kurosawa's Dreams)
The Small Back Room (1948)
The Puppet Master (1993)
Marketa Lazarova (1967)
Muriel (1963)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Charulata (1964)
Matilda (1996)

Exempt Premieres:

The Oyster Princess (1919) (Silent)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991) (TCM Imports)
A City of Sadness (1989) (Cultural Challenge)
The Horse Thief (1986) (Cultural Challenge)
In the Mood for Love (2000) (Cultural Challenge)
Farewell my Concubine (1993) (Cultural Challenge)
Chungking Express (1994) (Cultural Challenge)
The Music Room (1958) (GP)
Barry Lyndon (1975) (GP)
Tropical Malady (2004) (Underground)
Angel Heart (1987) (Underground)

We start Sundday off with a birthday tribute to Marcello Mastroianni, with nicely segues into our theme about back stage or back cinema films.  Also we get to celebrate Bridgette Bardot's birthday withContempt.  We conclude with Dogville,  a western that stages place entirely on a sound stage, and one of the century's most important films.  Finally we celebrate the first Sunday in autumn with what may the greatest movie you've never seen, about one particularly melancholy Taiwanese summer in particular.

Monday is the anniversary of the Munich agreement, which strikes me as a good reason to have four movies about debacles, military and moral.  After all losing is not the worst thing you can do in a war.  We celebrate Greer Garson's birthday with three movies on the British home front.  Then we have an evening devote to star of the month Chishu Ryu, then we devote all of Tuesday to celebrating the birthday of Michael Powell.

October 1 marks, for better or for worse, the establishment of the people's republic of China.  So I decided to devote a whole day to Chinese cinema, starting off in the morning and afternoon with four western films, and three Chinese ones.  In particular I would like to point out the TCM premiere of The Puppetmaster, a film about a Taiwanese puppet master who conveniently also helps showcase Taiwanese history.  The five movies come from all three Chinese cinemas--the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, even though under international law they are all one country.  They include China's only Palme D'Or (Farewell my Concubine)Venice Golden Lion winner A City of Sadness, and the highest ranking 21st century film on the 2012 Sight and Sound poll (In the Mood for Love).

October 2 marks the birthday of Richard III, last of England's Plantagenet Kings, so we use him to mark off four films that take place in the middle ages, including Marketa Lazarova, perhaps the most admired Czechoslovak film of all time.  We then have a birthday tribute for Groucho Marx.  Originally I had Che Guevera as my guest programmer, but then realized he had to be fictional.  So instead I have Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina.  His five choices include movies about aristocratic decline in India, the fate of the Russian aristocracy, his native postwar Sicily, the failure of one Irish upstart to enter the British aristocracy, and finally ending with a movie about elegant Viennese philandering.

October 3 marks the birthday of Thomas Wolfe, so we have six films where you can't go home again.  Either family issues are not resolved, or the past can't be surmounted and triumphed over.  We have Lola  as an exception to this theme before we got on to our Friday night spotlight.  Here are four movies where love does not conquer all, where lovers do not end up happily, and all in all, show more integrity that Hollywood is currently comfortable with.  October 4 we have three movies based on the work of birthday boy Damon Runyon.  We also have a birthday tribute to Buster Keaton.  I wondered how to connect the two Fred Astaire movies with the themes.  I thought that if Marlon Brando wasn't exactly the most obvious dancing star, neither were Joan Fontaine and Gracie Allen.  But then I stopped caring.  I suppose I could replace the two Astaire movies with Seven Chances and Limelight, in return for poster promising to vote for me regardless of the other people's schedules, and sending me properly notarized statements to that effect.  I'm really quite shameless in asking for votes.  Finally we deal with the theme of new frontiers, new worlds, transformations, and here I have a sci-fi/fantasy theme, with Dave Bowman's metamorphosis into the Starchild, Matilda Wormwood's discovery of her telekinetic powers, James Woods' transformation in to a VCR, the animal transformation in Tropical Malady's Buddhist Brokeback Mountain, or the extremely unpleasant change that awaits Mickey Rourke's character in Angel Heart.

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TCM Schedule   June 21st through June 27th 2015


Sunday June 21, 2015     
6:00 AM     Possessed (1947)  Dir: Curtis Bernhardt      Cast: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey   B&W, 110 mins.   


8:00 AM     Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Dir: Stanley Donen     Cast: Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn   Color, 103 mins. Letterbox format 


10:00 AM   Peyton Place (1957) Dir: Mark Robson      Cast: Lana Turner, Diane Varsi, Hope Lange   Color, 157 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox


12:45 PM   The Nun's Story (1959)  Dir: Fred Zinnemann   Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans   Color, 149 mins. Letterbox format   Warner Bros.


3:15 PM     My Favorite Wife (1940)  Dir: Leo McCarey     Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Gail Patrick   B&W, 90 mins.  


5:00 PM     Come Live With Me (1941) Dir: Clarence Brown     Cast: James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr, Ian Hunter   B&W, 86 mins.  


6:30 PM     Listen Darling (1938) Dir: Edwin L. Marin     Cast: Mary Astor, Judy Garland, Freddy Bartholomew   B&W, 75 mins.  


8:00 PM     Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) Dir: Richard Sale     Cast: Jane Russell, Jeanne Crain, Alan Young   Color, 100 mins. Letterbox format   United Artists


9:45 PM     An episode of The MGM Parade    


10:15 PM   The Farmer's Daughter (1947) Dir: H.C. Potter    Cast: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten,  Charles Bickford   B&W, 97 mins.


(Silent Sunday Nights)  
12:00 AM   The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)   Dir: Ernst Lubitsch    Cast: Ramon Navarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt   B&W, 106 mins. 


(TCM Imports)
2:00 AM      La belle et la bête(1946)   Dir: Jean Cocteau    Cast: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parely   B&W, 93 mins.   DisCina / Lopert


3:45 AM      Miracle in the Rain (1956)  Dir: Rudolph Maté    Cast: Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Eileen Heckart   B&W, 108 mins.   Warner Bros.


5:45 AM      Pasternak (A promo for "Doctor Zhivago")  Color, 9 mins.  

Monday June 22, 2015     
6:00 AM      A Chance at Heaven (1933) Dir: William Seiter     Cast: Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marian Nixon    B&W, 71 mins.  


7:15 AM      A Great Lady Gives an Interview (Lana Turner)    


7:30 AM      Bachelor In Paradise (1961)  Dir: Jack Arnold     Cast: Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige    Color, 109 mins. Letterbox format 


9:30 AM      Sunrise at Campobello (1960) Dir: Vincent J. Donehue    Cast: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn    Color, 144 mins. Letterbox format    Warner Bros.


12:00 PM    Summer Holiday (1948)  Dir: Rouben Mamoulian    Cast: Mickey Rooney, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Huston   Color, 93 mins.  


1:30 PM      Summer Holiday (1963)   Dir: Peter Yates    Cast: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes    Color, 107 mins. Letterbox format   Warner-Pathe/AIP


3:30 PM      Summertime (1955)  Dir: David Lean    Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda    Color, 100 mins.  United Artists


5:15 PM      A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)  Dir: William Dieterle & Max Reinhardt   Cast: James Cagney, Olivia DeHavilland, Mickey Rooney  B&W, 133 mins.  


7:30 PM      Another episode of The MGM Parade  

8:00 PM      Suddenly Last Summer (1959) Dir: Joseph Mankiewicz    Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn  B&W, 114 mins. Letterbox format    Columbia


10:00 PM    Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) Dir: Jean Negulesco    Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Maggie McNamara   Color, 102 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox


11:45 PM    The Pleasure Seekers (1964) Dir: Jean Negulesco    Cast: Ann-Margret, Carol Lynley, Pamela Tiffin    Color, 107 mins. Letterbox format    20th Century-Fox


1:45 AM      Beach Party (1963)  Dir: William Asher    Cast: Dorothy Malone, Bob Cummings, Annette Funicello    Color, 101 mins. Letterbox format    AIP


3:30 AM      Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)  Dir: William Asher    Cast: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Linda Evans   Color, 98 mins. Letterbox format   AIP


5:15 AM      Every Girl's Dream (A promo for "Glass Bottom Boat")    


5:30 AM      Lionpower from MGM (a late 1960's MGM promo)

Tuesday June 23, 2015     
6:00 AM      Gidget (1959) Dir: Paul Wendkos   Cast: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson   Color, 94 mins. Letterbox format   Columbia


7:45 AM      Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) Dir: Paul Wendkos   Cast: Deborah Walley, James Darren, Carl Reiner   Color, 101 mins.  Columbia


9:30 AM      Gidget Goes To Rome (1963) Dir: Paul Wendkos   Cast: Cindy Carol, James Darren, Jessie Royce Landis    Color, 104 mins.  Columbia


11:15 AM    Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) Dir: W.S. Van Dyke   Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton   B&W, 100 mins.  


1:00 PM      Tarzan and his Mate (1934)  Dir: Cedric Gibbons   Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton   B&W, 104 mins.  


2:45 PM      Tarzan Escapes (1936)  Dir: Richard Thorpe   Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Benita Hume  B&W, 89 mins.  


4:30 PM      Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) Dir: Richard Thorpe   Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield   B&W, 71 mins.  


5:45 PM      Rhapsody in Blue (1945)  Dir: Irving Rapper    Cast: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith   B&W, 133 mins.  


8:00 PM      The Swimmer (1968) Dir: Frank Perry     Cast: Burt Lancaster, Janice Rule, Janet Landgard   Color, 100 mins. Letterbox format   Columbia


9:45 PM      The Great Bank Robbery (1969) Dir: Hy Averback     Cast: Kim Novak, Zero Mostel, Clint Walker  Color, 98 mins.  Letterbox format   Warner Bros.


11:30 PM    Move Over Darling (1963) Dir: Michael Gordon    Cast: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen    Color, 110 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox


1:30 AM      The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)  Dir: Laurence Olivier   Cast: Laurence Olivier, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Wattis   Color, 115 mins.  Warner Bros.


3:30 AM      Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  (1966)  Dir: Mike Nichols    Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal    B&W, 132 mins.  Letterbox format   Warner Bros.


5:45 AM      Costumes from "Midnight Lace" (w/Irene & Doris Day - a promo)     

Wednesday June 24, 2015     
6:00 AM       In The Cool of the Day (1963) Dir: Robert Stevens   Cast: Jane Fonda, Peter Finch, Angela Lansbury    Color, 89 mins. Letterbox format 


7:30 AM      The Animal Kingdom (1932) Dir: Edward H. Griffith   Cast: Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, Myrna Loy   B&W, 85 mins.   


9:00 AM      The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1938) Dir: Michael Cutiz     Cast: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHavilland   Color, 106 mins.  


11:00 AM    The Story of Esther Costello (1957) Dir: David Miller     Cast: Joan Crawford, Heather Sears, Rossano Brazzi   B&W, 127 mins. Letterbox format   Columbia


1:15 PM      Of Human Bondage (1964)  Dir: Ken Hughes    Cast: Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, Nanette Newman  B&W, 100 mins. Letterbox format 


3:00 PM      Anna and the King of Siam (1946)  Dir: John Cromwell    Cast: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell   B&W, 128 mins.  20th Century-Fox


5:15 PM      Intermezzo (1939) Dir: Gregory Ratoff    Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard, Edna Best   B&W, 70 mins.  United Artists/Selznick


6:30 PM      The Miracle Woman (1931)  Dir: Frank Capra     Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Beryl Mercer    B&W, 90 mins.  Columbia
 Star of the Month: Joan Fontaine (the last of 4 weeks - Wednesdays)    

8:00 PM      Suspicion (1941) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock    Cast: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Nigel Bruce  B&W, 100 mins.  


9:45 PM      Born to Be Bad (1950)  Dir: Nicholas Ray    Cast: Joan Fontaine, Zachary Scott, Joan Leslie  B&W, 95 mins.  


11:30 PM    Rebecca (1940)  Dir: Alfred Hitchcock   Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson    B&W, 130 mins.  United Artists/Selznick


1:45 AM      Serenade (1956) Dir: Anthony Mann   Cast: Mario Lanza, Joan Fontaine, Sarita Montiel   Color, 121 mins.  Warner Bros.


4:00 AM      Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)   [a TCM premiere - #1]  Dir: Irwin Allen    Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Peter Lorre    Color, 106 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox


Thursday June 25, 2015

The Joan Fontaine Star of the Month salute concludes:     
6:00 AM      Island in the Sun (1957)   [a TCM premiere - #2]  Dir: Robert Rossen    Cast: Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, James Mason   Color, 119 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox


8:00 AM      Jane Eyre (1943) Dir: Robert Stevenson    Cast: Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles, Margaret O'Brien   B&W, 97 mins.  20th Century-Fox
9:45 AM      Band of Angels (1957) Dir: Raoul Walsh    Cast: Clark Gable, Yvonne DeCarlo, Sidney Poitier   Color, 125 mins.  Warner Bros.


12:00 PM    The Naked Spur (1953)  Dir: Anthony Mann   Cast: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan   Color, 91 mins.  


1:45 PM      55 Days at Peking (1963)  Dir: Nicholas Ray    Cast: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven   Color, 154 mins.  Allied Artists


4:30 PM      Champion (1949) Dir: Mark Robson    Cast: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell  B&W, 99 mins.  United Artists


6:15 PM      Blackboard Jungle (1955) Dir: Richard Brooks    Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier  B&W, 101 mins.  


8:00 PM      Anna Christie (1930)  Dir: Clarence Brown    Cast: Greta Garbo, Marie Dressler, Charles Bickford   B&W, 91 mins.  


9:45 PM      The McConnell Story (1955)  Dir: Gordon Douglas    Cast: Alan Ladd, June Allyson, James Whitmore    Color, 109 mins. Letterbox format    Warner Bros.


11:45 PM    The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)  Dir: George Cukor     Cast: Thelma Ritter, Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady   B&W,  105 mins.  20th Century-Fox


1:45 AM      Love Me or Leave Me (1955)  Dir: Charles Vidor    Cast: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell    Color, 122 mins. Letterbox format 


4:00 AM      12 Angry Men (1957)  Dir: Sidney Lumet    Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Klugman    B&W, 96 mins. Letterbox format   United Artists


5:45 AM      Documentary promo short for "Westworld"     

Friday June 26, 2015 

A birthday tribute to Eleanor Parker from 6 AM until 8 PM    
6:00 AM      Above and Beyond (1952)  Dir: Melvin Frank & Norman Panama    Cast: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore   B&W, 122 mins.  


8:15 AM      Caged (1950) Dir: John Cromwell    Cast: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Hope Emerson   B&W, 96 mins.  Warner Bros.


10:00 AM    Scaramouche (1952) Dir: George Sidney   Cast: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker   Color, 115 mins.  


12:00 PM    The Woman In White (1948)  Dir: Peter Godfrey   Cast: Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet    B&W, 109 mins.  Warner Bros.


2:00 PM      Detective Story (1951) Dir: William Wyler   Cast: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix    B&W, 103 mins.  Paramount


3:45 PM      Interrupted Melody (1955) Dir: Curtis Bernhardt    Cast: Eleanor Parker, Glenn Ford, Roger Moore    Color, 107 mins. Letterbox format 


5:45 PM      A Hole in the Head (1959)  Dir: Frank Capra     Cast: Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Edward G. Robinson   Color, 120 mins. Letterbox format    United Artists
 Friday Night Spotlight Theme - "Fresh and New": (four movies)     
 "New living arrangements with families: the good, the bad, & the ugly" with celebrity guest host Ashley Judd   

8:00 PM      The Secret Garden (1949) Dir: Fred M. Wilcox   Cast: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell  B&W/Color, 93 mins.  


9:45 PM      The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)  Dir: Clarence Brown   Cast: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Gladys Cooper   B&W, 126 mins.  


12:00 AM    The Color Purple (1985) Dir: Steven Spielberg   Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery   Color, 154 mins. Letterbox format   Warner Bros.


2:45 AM      Queen Bee (1955) Dir: Ranald MacDougall   Cast: Joan Crawford, Lucy Marlow, Barry Sullivan   B&W, 100 mins. Letterbox format   Columbia


4:30 AM      Cause for Alarm (1951)   (a public domain film) Dir: Tay Garnett   Cast: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling B&W, 75 mins.  


Saturday June 27, 2015     
6:00 AM      Imitation of Life (1934) Dir: John M. Stahl   Cast: Claudette Colbert, Louise Beavers, Warren William   B&W, 115 mins.  Universal


8:00 AM      Pal Joey (1957) Dir: George Sidney  Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Rita Hayworth   Color, 111 mins. Letterbox format   Columbia


10:00 AM    Rear Window (1954) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock   Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter    Color, 112 mins. Letterbox format   Paramount/Universal


12:00 PM    Charade (1963) Dir: Stanley Donen    Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau   Color, 111 mins. Letterbox format   Universal


2:00 PM      Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) Dir: Richard Thorpe    Cast: June Allyson, Robert Walker, Hedy Lamarr   B&W, 112 mins.  


4:00 PM      The Robe (1953)  Dir: Henry Koster    Cast: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature  Color, 135 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox


6:15 PM      Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) Dir: Delmer Daves     Cast: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Jay Robinson   Color, 101 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox


[TCM's The Essentials]

8:00 PM      Show Boat (1936)        Dir: James Whale     Cast: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Paul Robeson  B&W, 113 mins.  Universal / Warner


10:00 PM    The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) Dir: Carol Reed     Cast: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento   Color, 138 mins. Letterbox format   20th Century-Fox


12:30 AM    The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957) Dir: Sidney Franklin   Cast: Jennifer Jones, Bill Travers, John Gielgud   Color, 105 mins.  Letterbox format 


[TCM Underground]
2:30 AM      The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)    Dir: Robert Aldrich    Cast: Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine   Color, 130 mins. Letterbox format 


4:45 AM      Thirteen Women (1932)  Dir: George Archainbaud   Cast: Irene Dunne, Myrna Loy, Ricardo Cortez   B&W, 73 mins.  

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At last, I now have a chance to provide programming notes for my schedule for Sunday June 21st through Saturday June 27th, 2015


First, I want to say that I like the other schedules that have been posted for this challenge.  All of you have done a really good job.



Programming notes for the TCM Schedule   June 21st through June 27th 2015:


Monday June 22nd is not only the start of the work week for many, but is also the first day of summer.   As a salute to the summer solstice, starting at 12 Noon into the early prime-time hours is a string of five movies with the word "summer" in the title.    However, at 10pm, the celebration does not stop there.  The salute to the beginning of summer continues into the night through the overnight into Tuesday June 23rd with a non-stop marathon of films that are all about sun and fun and exotic locales - first, taking audiences on European vacations ("Three Coins in the Fountain" and "The Pleasure Seekers"), next, hosting wild blow-outs at the seashore (the franchise-launching "Beach Party" and one of its sequels "Bikini Beach Bingo"), then, serving three helpings of love and laughter (all three "Gidget" feature films), and finally, guiding audiences through an excursion through the jungle, out of the jungle, and back again, (four of MGM's classic "Tarzan" films - the original "Tarzan the Ape Man", followed by three of its five sequels: "Tarzan and his Mate", "Tarzan Escapes", and "Tarzan's New York Adventure").


Tuesday night of June 23rd is a presentation of beauty, brains, and brawn - not necessarily in that order.   "The Swimmer" is a tragic drama - about a proud and disturbed older man with a gift for glib conversation and a good physique; also, it shows how what is attractive on the outside is not always attractive on the inside.    In a happier and light-hearted vein, the toned figures of Kim Novak and Clint Walker provide additional eye candy, accompanied by a freewheeling comedic plot, with Zero Mostel heading the cast of "The Great Bank Robbery".   Then, the laughs continued with the acting talents and the attractive faces of Doris Day, James Garner, and Polly Bergen, in "Move Over Darling".   Thelma Ritter provides plenty of the brains in this film as Doris Day's kindly, sympathetic, and wise on-screen mother-in-law, who helps her daughter-in-law and son through some madcap marital madness.   


Wednesday June the 24th - from 6 AM to 8 PM - is a showcase of ladies, highlighting only a few of classic Hollywood's most popular female stars: Jane Fonda ("In the Cool of the Day"), Ann Harding and Myrna Loy (both starring in "The Animal Kingdom"), Bette Davis and Olivia DeHavilland (both in "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex"), Joan Crawford ("The Story of Esther Costello"), Kim Novak ("Of Human Bondage"), Irene Dunne and Linda Darnell (both in "Anna and the King of Siam"), Ingrid Bergman (in her American film debut "Intermezzo", which was also an English-language remake of a Swedish film in which she had starred several years earlier), and Barbara Stanwyck ("The Miracle Woman").


The Star of the Month chosen is Joan Fontaine, with a weekly marathon of her films every Wednesday night starting at 8 PM continuing into the next morning.   This final Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in June salutes the late Joan Fontaine with seven films - a mix of lesser-known gems and well-remembered treasures demonstrating her versatility as an actress in distinct roles - cold-blooded villainesses ("Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", a Turner Classic Movies premiere, and "Born to Be Bad"), wayward seductresses ("Serenade"), passionate innocents ("Suspicion"), dignified ladies ("Rebecca", and the Turner Classic Movies premiere of "Island in the Sun"), and strong gentlewomen ("Jane Eyre"). 


Thursday June the 25th - from 9:45 AM to 8 PM - is a showcase of men, highlighting just a few of classic Hollywood's most popular male stars: Clark Gable ("Band of Angels"), James Stewart and Robert Ryan (both in "The Naked Spur"), Charlton Heston, David Niven, and John Ireland (all in "55 Days at Peking"), Kirk Douglas ("Champion"), Glenn Ford ("Blackboard Jungle"), and Sidney Poitier (in both "Band of Angels" and "Blackboard Jungle").


Friday June the 26th - from 6 AM to 8 PM - is a birthday tribute to the late Eleanor Parker, consisting of seven films - three of her MGM films ("Above and Beyond, "Scaramouche", and "Interrupted Melody"), two of her Warner Bros. films ("Caged" and "The Woman in White"), and two films made for other studios (Paramount's "Detective Story" and United Artists' "A Hole in the Head").


 Friday Night Spotlight Theme - "Fresh and New": (four movies)     
 "New living arrangements with families: the good, the bad, & the ugly" with celebrity guest host Ashley Judd  

Ashley Judd was chosen as the guest host for the Friday night spotligh theme, as she is a famous woman from a famous family.   

The four films have the common thread of a character entering into a new living arrangement with members of their families - familiar relatives or new acquaintances, and in differing circumstances and with varying outcomes.

"The Secret Garden" follows an orphaned English girl in the turn-of-the-century, sent to live with her unknown uncle. 


"The White Cliffs of Dover" concerns an American woman who falls in love with and marries and English aristocrat and moves in with him and her in-laws before and during the two World Wars.


"The Color Purple" is about a teenage girl in the turn-of-the-century South forced by her abusive father to marry an older man - who is also abusive.   She endures and withstands more cruelty and mistreatment at the hands of both her new wicked husband and his spoiled children, ultimately finding courage, confidence, and hope from an unlikely source.


Like "The Color Purple", "Queen Bee" too is set in the South, and concerns a woman moving into a house of horrors.    A single and financially struggling woman is persuaded by her older cousin - whom she has never known - to move in with her, her husband, their children, and sister-in-law in their mansion.   At first seeing with rose-colored glasses, the young woman soon first-hand witnesses how evil and dishonest the elder woman truly is. She then struggles to maintain her own equilibrium as she hears the evil woman spew out one vicious comment after another and commit one spiteful deed after another.   


Show Boat (1936) is chosen as the Essential, as it has, for years, been overlooked in favor of the 1951 remake.    The earlier film is just as worthy to be showcased, for its presentation of the story, the acting, the cast (including Paul Robeson and Helen Morgan), and the singing.   It is also a valuable reminder of how remarkable Irene Dunne was, both as an actress and as a singer.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014


Daytime Theme: Bookie Problems


6:00am MRS. GRANT TAKES RICHMOND (1949) Lucille Ball, William Holden, Janis Carter. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Columbia, 87 mins (p/s)

7:30am BELLS ARE RINGING (1960) Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark. Dir. Vincente Minnelli, MGM, 126 mins (p/s).

9:45am BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY (1952) Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Mitzi Green. Dir. Harmon Jones, Fox, 89 mins (premiere).

11:15am THE DAY THE BOOKIES WEPT (1939) Joe Penner, Betty Grable, Richard Lane. Dir. Leslie Goodwins. RKO, 64 mins (p/s).


Daytime Theme: The Roaring 20s


12:30pm SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. Dir. Billy Wilder. United Artists.  120mins (p/s)

2:30pm THE GREAT GATSBY (1974) Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern. Dir. Jack Clayton. Paramount, 143 mins (p/s).

5:00pm SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (1961) Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle. Dir. Elia Kazan. Warner Brothers. 124 mins (p/s).

7:15pm FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH (1958) Orson Welles, Joi Lansing, Rick Jason. Dir. Orson Welles. Desilu Productions, 27 mins (premiere).

7:45pm HOLIDAY FROM RULES? (1959) Short. 11 mins (p/s).


Primetime Theme:  San Francisco Earthquake, Before and After.


8:00pm SAN FRANCISCO (1936) Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy. Dir. W.S. Van Dyke., MGM, 111 mins (p/s).

10:00pm THE SISTERS (1938) Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise. Dir. Anatole Litvak. Warner Brothers, 95 mins (p/s).

11:45pm CAVALCADE OF SAN FRANCISCO (1940) short. 9 mins (premiere).




12:00am OLD SAN FRANCISCO (1927) Dolores Costello, Warner Oland, Charles Emmett Mack. Dir. Alan Crosland. Warner Brothers, 88 mins (p/s).

1:30am FRISCO JENNY (1932) Ruth Chatterton, Louis Calhern, Helen Jerome Eddy. Dir. William A. Wellman. First National, 70 mins (p/s).

2:45am ONE WAY PASSAGE (1932) William Powell, Kay Francis, Aline MacMahon. Dir. Tay Garnett. Warner Brothers, 67 mins (p/s).

4:00am DARK PASSAGE (1947) Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett. Dir. Delmer Daves. Warner Brothers, 106 mins (p/s).

5:47am CARSON ON TCM: Lauren Bacall (1980), 12 mins (p/s).


Monday, October 13, 2014


Daytime Theme: Exploring the New World


6:00am KINGS OF THE SUN (1963) Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Field. Dir. J. Lee Thompson. United Artists, 108 mins (p/s).

8:00am CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE (1948) Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero. Dir. Henry King. Fox, 140 mins (p/s).

10:30am NORTHWEST PASSAGE (1940) Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan. Dir. King Vidor. MGM, 127 mins (p/s).

12:45pm HMS BOUNTY SAILS AGAIN (1962) Short, 8 mins (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Look at me, I’m Sandra Dee


1:00pm GIDGET (1959) Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson. Dir. Paul Wendkos. Columbia, 94 mins (p/s).

2:45pm TAKE HER, SHE’S MINE (1963) James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows. Dir. Henry Koster. Fox, 98 mins (p/s).

4:30pm IF A MAN ANSWERS (1962) Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Stefanie Powers. Dir. Henry Levin. Ross Hunter Productions, 102 mins (premiere).

6:15pm DOCTOR, YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING (1967) Sandra Dee, George Hamilton, Celeste Holm. Dir. Peter Tewksbury. MGM, 94 mins (p/s).


Primetime Theme: Hemingway: From Paper to Celluloid


8:00pm THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO (1952) Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner. Dir. Henry King. Fox, 113 mins (premiere).

10:00pm THE KILLERS (1946) Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien. Dir. Robert Siodmak. Universal, 102 mins (p/s).

11:45pm THE SUN ALSO RISES (1957) Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn.  Dir. Henry King. Fox, 129 mins (p/s).


TCM IMPORT: Ingrid Bergman Double Feature


2:00am ELENA ET LES HOMMES (1956) Ingrid Bergman, Mel Ferrer, Jean Marais. Dir. Jean Renoir. Warner Brothers, 98 mins. (p/s).

3:45am INTERMEZZO (1936) Holger Brandt, Ingrid Bergman, Inga Tidblad. Dir. Gustaf Molander. Svensk Filmindustri, 93 mins. (p/s).

5:30am ALL QUIET ON THE CANINE FRONT (1931) Short. 16 mins (p/s).

5:47am HOLLYWOOD HOBBIES (1939) Short. 10 mins (premiere).


Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Daytime Theme: Mystery Novelists Solve Real Mysteries


6:00am LADY ON A TRAIN (1945) Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce. Dir. Charles David. Universal, 96 mins. (p/s).

7:45am THE EX-MRS. BRADFORD (1936) William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason. Dir. Stephen Roberts. RKO, 80 mins (p/s).

9:15am FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK (1941) Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy. Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Warner Brothers, 93 mins (p/s).

11:00am A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (1942) Loretta Young, Brian Aherne, Jeff Donnell. Dir. Richard Wallace. Columbia, 85 mins (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Anniversary of Chuck Yeager Breaking the Sound Barrier & Other Aviation Themed Films


12:30pm TEST PILOT (1938) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy. Dir. Victor Fleming. MGM, 120 mins (p/s).

2:30pm THE DAWN PATROL (1938) Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven. Dir. Edmund Goulding. Warner Brothers, 103 mins (p/s).

4:15pm AIRPLANE! (1980) Robert Hays, Lloyd Bridges, Julie Hagerty. Dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker. Paramount, 88 mins (p/s)

5:45pm BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER (1952) Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick. Dir. David Lean. United Artists, 118 mins (premiere).

7:45pm DEEP SEA FISHING (1952) Errol Flynn, 10 mins (premiere).


Primetime Theme, Guest Programmer: Lucy Ricardo


8:00pm IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connelly. Columbia, 105 mins (p/s).

9:45pm THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY (1954) John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day. Dir. William A. Wellman. Warner Brothers, 146 mins (p/s).

12:15am THE COUNTRY GIRL (1955) Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden. Dir. George Seaton. Paramount, 103 mins (p/s).

2:00am THE KING AND I (1956) Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox, 132 mins (p/s).

4:15am GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn. Dir. Howard Hawkes, Fox, 91 mins (p/s).  


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Daytime Theme: I Love Lucy


6:00am DANCE, GIRL , DANCE (1940) Maureen O’Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball. Dir. Dorothy Arzner. RKO, 89 mins (p/s)

7:30am TOO MANY GIRLS (1940) Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Desi Arnaz. RKO, 85 mins (p/s).

9:00am FATHER TAKES A WIFE (1941) Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Swanson, Desi Arnaz. RKO, 79 mins (p/s).

10:20am DESI ARNAZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA (1946). Short. 10 mins (p/s)

10:30am THE LEMON DROP KID (1951) Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, William Frawley. Paramount, 90 mins (p/s).

12:00pm THE SECRET FURY (1950) Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Vivian Vance. RKO, 85 mins (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Starring Bette Davis & Claude Rains


1:30pm NOW, VOYAGER (1942) Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Dir. Irving Rapper. Warner Brothers, 117 mins (p/s)

3:30pm MR. SKEFFINGTON (1944) Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Warner Brothers, 146 mins (p/s)

6:00pm DECEPTION (1946) Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Dir. Irving Rapper. Warner Brothers, 110 mins (p/s).


Primetime Theme: Star of the Month, Rita Hayworth


8:00pm GILDA (1946) Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready. Dir. Charles Vidor. Columbia, 108 mins (p/s).

10:00pm THE MANY LOVES OF CARMEN (1948) Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Ron Randell. Dir. Charles Vidor. Columbia, 95 mins (p/s)

11:45pm AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD (1952) Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby. Dir. Vincent Sherman. Columbia, 98 mins (p/s)

1:30am THE LADY IN QUESTION (1940) Brian Aherne, Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford. Dir. Charles Vidor. Columbia, 78 mins (p/s)

3:00am THE MONEY TRAP (1966) Glenn Ford, Elke Sommer, Rita Hayworth. Dir. Burt Kennedy. MGM, 92 mins (p/s)

4:45am RITA (2003) Documentary about Rita Hayworth. Narrated by Kim Basinger. 60 mins. (p/s).

5:45am HOLLYWOOD EXTRA! (1936) Short, 11 mins (p/s).


Thursday, October 16, 2014


Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Angela Lansbury!


6:00am GASLIGHT (1944) Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury. Dir. George Cukor. MGM, 111 mins (p/s).

8:00am THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1945) George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury. Dir. Albert Lewin. MGM, 107 mins (p/s).

10:00am STATE OF THE UNION (1948) Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Angela Lansbury. Dir. Frank Capra. MGM, 122 mins (p/s).

12:15pm A LAWLESS STREET (1955) Randolph Scott, Angela Lansbury, Warner Anderson. Dir. Joseph H. Lewis, Columbia, 77 mins (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Visiting Imaginary Lands


1:45pm THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ: 50 YEARS OF MAGIC (1990) Angela Lansbury (narrator), Jack Haley Jr. Productions, 51 mins (p/s).

2:45pm THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. Dir. Victor Fleming. MGM, 97 mins (p/s).

4:30pm THE BLUE BIRD (1940) Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce. Dir. Walter Lang. Fox, 83 mins (premiere).

6:00pm LOST HORIZON (1937) Ronald Coleman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton. Dir. Frank Capra. Columbia, 118 mins (p/s).


Primetime Theme:  Rise (and Fall) of Fame


8:00pm A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957) Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa. Dir. Elia Kazan. Warner Brothers, 125 mins. (p/s)

10:15pm CITIZEN KANE (1941) Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead. Dir. Orson Welles. RKO, 119 mins. (p/s).

12:15am ACE IN THE HOLE (1951) Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur. Dir. Billy Wilder. Paramount, 110 mins (p/s).

2:15am A LION IS IN THE STREETS (1953) James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers, 88 mins (p/s).

3:45am NETWORK (1976) Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch. Dir. Sidney Lumet. MGM, 122 mins (p/s).


Friday, October 17, 2014


Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Jean Arthur!


6:00am ADVENTURE IN MANHATTAN (1936) Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea. Dir. Edward Ludwig. Columbia, 70 mins (p/s).

7:15am ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939) Jean Arthur, Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth.  Dir. Howard Hawkes.  Columbia, 119 mins (p/s).

9:15am MR DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936) Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur. Dir. Frank Capra. Columbia, 115 mins (p/s).

11:15am THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943) Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn. Dir. George Stevens. Columbia, 101 mins (p/s).


Daytime Theme: Happy Birthday Montgomery Clift!


1:00pm THE SEARCH (1948) Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon. Dir. Fred Zinnemann. MGM, 105 mins (p/s).

2:45pm A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951) Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters. Dir. George Stevens. Paramount, 118 mins (p/s).

4:45pm INDISCRETION OF AN AMERICAN WIFE (1954) Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift. Dir. Vittorio De Sica. Columbia, 64 mins (p/s).

6:00pm I CONFESS (1953) Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Warner Bros, 95 mins (p/s).

7:40pm CRUISE OF THE ZACA (1952) Errol Flynn. Short. 17 mins (p/s).


Primetime Theme: Friday Night Spotlight- Biopics—Boxing


8:00pm GENTLEMAN JIM (1942) Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson. Dir. Raoul Walsh. Warner Brothers, 104 mins (p/s).

9:45pm SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME (1956) Paul Newman, Sal Mineo, Pier Angeli. Dir. Robert Wise. MGM, 112 mins (p/s).

11:45pm RAGING BULL (1980) Robert DeNiro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci. Dir. Martin Scorsese. United Artists, 127 mins (p/s).

2:00am CINDERELLA MAN (2005) Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti. Dir. Ron Howard. Universal, 144 mins (premiere).

4:30am CARSON ON TCM: KIRK DOUGLAS (1988) shorts, 12 mins (p/s).

4:45am THE GOLD RUSH (1925) Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray. Dir. Charlie Chaplin. United Artists, 74 mins (p/s). 


Saturday, October 18, 2014


Daytime Theme: Alaska Day!


6:00am THE SILVER HORDE (1930) Evelyn Brent, Louis Wolheim, Joel McCrea. Dir. George Archainbaud. RKO, 75 mins (p/s).

7:15am SPAWN OF THE NORTH (1938) George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour. Dir. Henry Hathaway. Paramount, 105 mins (premiere).

9:00am NORTH TO ALASKA (1960) John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs. Dir. Henry Hathaway. Fox, 122 mins (p/s).

11:15am RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985) Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca DeMornay. Dir. Andrei Konchalovsky. Northbrook Films, 111 mins (premiere).


Daytime Theme: Directed by Bob Fosse


1:15pm LENNY (1974) Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner. Dir. Bob Fosse. United Artists, 111 mins. (premiere).

3:15pm ALL THAT JAZZ (1979) Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking. Dir. Bob Fosse. Fox, 123 mins (premiere).

5:30pm CABARET (1972) Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey. Dir. Bob Fosse. Allied Artists, 124 mins. (p/s).

7:45pm THE COSTUME DESIGNER (1950) short, 9 mins (p/s).


Primetime: The Essentials—Paris Musicals


8:00pm FUNNY FACE (1957) Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson. Dir. Stanley Donen. Paramount, 103 mins (p/s).

9:45pm AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 113 mins (p/s).

11:45pm GIGI (1958) Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jordan. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. MGM, 115 mins (p/s).

1:45am STARLET REVUE (1929) Judy Garland. 10 mins (p/s)


Saturday Underground: Tim Curry


2:00am THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick. Dir. Jim Sharman. Fox, 98 mins (premiere—EXEMPT).

3:45am CLUE (1985) Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn.  Dir. Jonathan Lynn. Paramount, 97 mins (premiere—EXEMPT).

5:30am CARSON ON TCM: Fred Astaire (1979) 12 mins (p/s).

5:45am CARSON ON TCM: Gene Kelly (1975) 12 mins (p/s).

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PROGRAMMING NOTES for Speedracer5's Schedule


Schedule for October 12, 2014-October 18, 2014


Star of the Month: Rita Hayworth


Friday Night Spotlight: Biopics


TCM Silent Sunday: Old San Francisco (1927)


TCM Imports: Ingrid Bergman Double Feature—Elena Et Les Hommes (1956) & Intermezzo (1936)


The Essentials: Funny Face (1957)


Underground Tim Curry Double Feature—The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) & Clue (1985)


Required Theme: New World of Fame and later, New World of Lost Fame


Guest Programmer: Lucy Ricardo of “I Love Lucy.”



1930s- 17

1940s- 25

1950s- 25

1960s- 8

1970s- 6





Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

If a Man Answers (1962)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952)

The Blue Bird (1940)

Cinderella Man (2005)

Spawn of the North (1938)

Runaway Train (1985)

Lenny (1974)

All That Jazz (1979)


Exempt Premieres

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Clue (1985)


Sunday kicks off with films presenting bookmakers and consequently, their woes from participating in such a profession.   This collection of films also includes the premiere of Bloodhounds of Broadway, featuring a young Mitzi Gaynor in the lead.  In the afternoon, we are showcasing three films illustrating life in the Roaring 20s, Some Like it Hot and The Great Gatsby.  Then, it all comes crashing down inSplendor in the Grass, in 1929. During Primetime, we are airing an evening of films depicting the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, including our “Sunday Silent Night” feature, Old San Francisco.  The evening concludes with two films taking place in San Francisco, many years after having been rebuilt after most of the town was devastated in the Great Earthquake. 


Monday morning is Columbus Day in the United States.   While this holiday is very controversial—especially for the treatment of the indigenous population after Columbus’ “discovery” (which in itself is debatable), it is worth noting for the discovery of The New World.  This morning, we’re going to feature films about the exploration of The New World.  This afternoon, we salute 1950s-1960s America’s Sweetheart, Sandra Dee.  Four of her most popular films, including Gidget (her most popular role) will be aired.  We will be also premiering If a Man Answers, a film Dee made with husband Bobby Darin.  Primetime’s theme: Ernest Hemingway: From Paper to Celluloid, will feature three Hemingway stories brought from novel to big screen.  Coincidentally, all three films star Ava Gardner.   We will also premiere the 1952 film, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, with Gardner, Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward.  For the TCM Import segment, we are airing an Ingrid Bergman double feature.   Our first film spotlights a French-speaking Bergman and the second is one of her first films made in her native Sweden.  It was later remade in 1939 after Bergman’s arrival in The States.


Tuesday morning’s motif involves mystery novelists who become involved in solving real mysteries.  In the afternoon, in honor of the anniversary of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier, we are featuring aviation themed films, including the premiere of David Lean’s Breaking the Sound Barrier.   Tuesday evening, we are visited by America’s most famous redhead, Lucy Ricardo of I Love Lucy.  This evening, she will share five films that she has selected for our Guest Programmer segment.  Our first film, It Happened One Night, features the hunky Clark Gable whom Lucy dreamed about living next door to when husband Ricky was offered a Hollywood screen test.  Our second film, The High and the Mighty, features one of Lucy’s favorite actors, John Wayne.  When Lucy met John Wayne in Hollywood, she shared how much she loved this film with him.  “When your motor conked out, my motor conked out,” she told him.  Our next film, The Country Girl, features Lucy’s favorite actor William Holden.  While on a roadtrip from her native New York City to Hollywood, she constantly spoke of how much she loved Holden, much to husband Ricky’s chagrin.  When meeting her dream man Holden in Hollywood, he invited her to a day of filming of ‘Country Girl.’ In addition to hunky movie actors, Lucy also loves musicals, especially Oscar and Hammerstein and she’s fascinated by royalty, thus, her pick The King and I.  Finally, another of Lucy’s favorite films to go to are ones featuring over the top glamour.  Her final pick, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, doesn’t get much more glamorous than Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe.  Lucy can do a mean Marilyn Monroe impression herself, too.      


Wednesday morning, we are celebrating the anniversary of the debut of I Love Lucyby showcasing films featuring one, or more of the stars.  Dance, Girl, Dance is the film Lucille Ball was in the middle of filming when she met Desi Arnaz in the RKO commissary.  In costume as Tiger Lily post-brawl with Maureen O’Hara, Arnaz was not impressed with Ball’s appearance.  Later, when she cleaned up and met again with Arnaz and other cast members for a meeting for her next film, Too Many Girls, it was love at first sight between Lucy and Desi.  After a whirlwind courtship, Arnaz and Ball married.  Arnaz was signed to a contract at RKO.  One of the films he made was Father Takes a Wife, but unfortunately, studio executives found Arnaz difficult to cast.  Nothing really came of his film contract.  William Frawley, later known as the irascible Fred Mertz, was a veteran character actor.  One of his best known roles was in The Lemon Drop Kid.  Vivian Vance, who later played Frawley’s wife and Lucille Ball’s best friend, Ethel Mertz did not appear in many films.  One of her appearances, however, was in a Claudette Colbert film, The Secret Fury.  In 1951, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, together with William Frawley and Vivian Vance, started filming arguably, one of the most popular and famous television shows of all time—I Love Lucy.   In the afternoon, we are featuring another classic duo, Bette Davis and Claude Rains.  Davis considered Rains her favorite co-star.   Wednesday evening, we are featuring Star of the Month Rita Hayworth in the five films she made with Glenn Ford.   They may or may not have had an off-screen relationship aside from their on-screen ones. 


Thursday, we’re celebrating the birthday of Angela Lansbury, who after starting in film 70 years ago is still active today.  In the afternoon, we’re embarking on a journey through imaginary lands.  One of these journeys features the premiere ofThe Blue Bird with Shirley Temple—who was originally envisioned in the role of Dorothy Gale--a role that ultimately went to Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.   In the evening, we are featuring the required theme of this challenge, people experiencing a new way of life. In all five films, the main characters experience new lives as celebrities, only to have fame get the best of them, and having it all crash down.  In a way they’re experiencing a new life of celebrity and another new life as someone who used to be famous, but is no longer. 


Friday, we’re celebrating two birthdays—Jean Arthur and Montgomery Clift.  Arthur is celebrated in the morning and Clift in the afternoon.  It is also Star of the Month Rita Hayworth’s birthday, but she of course, is being celebrated all month.  This week's Friday Night Spotlight featuring biopics focuses specifically on boxing—mostly because I love boxing (watching, not doing).  This spotlight features the premiere of a recent classic, Cinderella Man.  I selected "biopics" as my spotlight as I love learning about people, history, etc.  Granted, Hollywood tends to embellish some of the details for story purposes; but for the most part, one can get an idea what the subject matter was/is all about.


Saturday, October 18, is Alaska Day.  To honor our 49th state, we are featuring four films that take place in Alaska, including the premiere of two films, Spawn of the North and Runaway Train.  If you were up early (or late), you may have seen our silent feature, The Gold Rush, that features Charlie Chaplin in the Yukon.  In the afternoon, we are celebrating famed choreographer, Bob Fosse’s directing achievements, including two premieres—Lenny about comedian Lenny Bruce andAll That Jazz.  Saturday evening, we’re featuring our Essential film, Funny Face and following it up with two other Paris-based musicals.  All three films featured are arguably “Essentials” in their own right.  Saturday Underground is featuring actor Tim Curry in two cult classics—The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Clue

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Lydecker’s Schedule:


August 10 - 16, 2014


SUNDAYAugust 10, 2014


DAYTIME:  "All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people."



6 AM The Flame Within (1935) Ann Harding and Herbert Marshall. Dir:  Edmund Goulding. MGM, 75 min. p/s

7:15 AM Now Voyager (1942) Bette Davis and Paul Henreid. Dir:  Irving Rapper. Warner Brothers, 118 min. p/s

9:15 AM King's Row (1942) Robert Cummings and Ronald Reagan. Dir:  Sam Wood. Warner Brothers, 130 min. p/s

11:30 AM Spellbound (1945) Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck. Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock. Selznick Int., 116 min. p/s


DAYTIME "Cut this film as though it was the Hope Diamond."

A Salute to Barbara McLean


1:30 PM The House of Rothschild (1934) George Arliss and Loretta Young. Dir:  Alfred Werker. 20th Century Fox, 88 min. p/s

3 PM Wilson (1944) Alexander Knox and Charles Coburn. Dir:  Henry King.  20th Century Fox, 154 min. p/s

5:45 PM Twelve O’Clock High (1949) Gregory Peck and Hugh Marlowe. Dir:  Henry King. 20th Century Fox, 132 min. p/s


PRIMETIME:  "I've balanced our accounts."

Happy Birthday, Norma Shearer."


8 PM The Divorcee (1930) Norma Shearer and Chester Morris. Dir:  Robert Z. Leonard. MGM, 84 min. p/s

9:30 PM A Free Soul (1931) Norma Shearer and Lionel Barrymore. Dir:  Clarence Brown. MGM, 90 min. p/s

11 PM Their Own Desire (1929) Norma Shearer and Lewis Stone. Dir:  E.Mason Hopper. MGM, 65 min. p/s


LATE NIGHT: "Men are boys grown tall."

Silent Sunday:  A Salute to Lois Weber.


12:15 AM  Where Are My Children? (1916) Tyrone Power, Sr. and Helen Riaume. Dir:  Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley. Lois Weber Productions, 62 min.

1:30 AM The Blot (1921) Philip Hubbard and Margaret McWade. Dir:  Lois Weber. Lois Weber Productions, 80 min.


LATE NIGHT:  "The awful thing about life is this:  everybody has their reasons."

TCM Imports:  Films of Jean Renoir


3 AM Toni (1935) Charles Blavette and Celia  Montalvan. Dir:  Jean Renoir.

Films Marcel Pagnol, 90 min.

4:30 The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936) Rene Lefevre and Florelle. Dir:

Jean Renoir. Films Oberon, 80 min.


MondayAugust 11, 2014


DAYTIME "When this thing happened were you working hard?  Yea, but not at the bank."

Bankers Hours!


6 AM American Madness (1932) Walter Huston and Pat O’Brien. Dir:  Frank

Capra. Columbia, 75 min. p/s

7:15 AM The Conquerors (1932) Richard Dix and Ann Harding. Dir:  William Wellman. RKO, 86 min. p/s

8:45 AM Prosperity (1932) Marie Dressler and Polly Moran. Dir:  Sam Wood. MGM, 87 min. p/s

10:15 AM David Harum (1934) Will Rogers and Louise Dresser. Dir:  James Cruze. Fox Film, 83 min. p/s

11:45 AM The Bank Dick (1940) W. C. Fields and Cora Witherspoon. Dir:  Edward F. Cline. Universal, 72 min. p/s

1 PM Baby Face (1933) Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent. Dir:  Alfred E. Green. Warner Brothers, 71 min. p/s

2:15 PM Rollover (1981) Jane Fonda & Kris Kristofferson. Dir:  Alan J. Pakula. IPC Films, 116 Min. Premiere

4:15 PM Quick Change (1990) Bill Murray and Geena Davis. Dir:  Howard Franklin and Bill Murray. Warner Brothers, 89 min. Premiere

5:45 PM Inside Man (2006) Denzel Washington and Clive Owen. Dir:  Spike Lee. Imagine Entertainment, 129 min. Premiere


PRIMETIME/LATE NIGHT:  "Hey, that brooch is as phony as a mother-in-law's kiss."

Happy Birthday, Lloyd Nolan.


8 PM Internes Can’t Take Money (1937) Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea. Dir: Alfred Santell. Paramount, 75 min. p/s

9:15 PM Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941) Lloyd Nolan and Marjorie Weaver. Dir:  Eugene Forde. 20th Century Fox, 77 min. p/s

10:45 PM Sleepers West (1941) Lloyd Nolan and Lynn Bari. Dir:  Eugene Forde. 20th Century Fox, 74 min. p/s

12 AM Steel Against the Sky (1941) Lloyd Nolan and Alexis Smith. Dir:  A. Edward Sutherland. Warner Brothers, 68 min. p/s

1:15 AM A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Dorothy McGuire and James Dunn.

Dir:  Elia Kazan. 20th Century Fox, 132 min. p/s

3:30 AM Airport (1970) Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin. Dir:  George Seaton. Universal, 137 min. p/s


TuesdayAugust 12, 2014


DAYTIME:  "Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent.  They might be saying the same thing over here but it sounds better in French."

Americans in Paris


6 AM This Modern Age (1931) Joan Crawford and Pauline Frederick. Dir:  Nick Grinde. MGM, 68 min. p/s

7:15 AM New Morals for Old (1932) Robert Young and Margaret Perry. Dir:  Charles Braden. MGM, 74 min. p/s

8:30 AM Paris Interlude (1934) Madge Evans and Robert Young. Dir:  Edwin L. Marin. MGM, 73 min. p/s

9:45 AM Wonder Bar (1934) Al Jolson and Kay Francis. Dir: Lloyd Bacon and Busby Berkley. Warner Brothers, 84 min. p/s

11:15 AM I Met Him in Paris (1937) Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas. Dir:  Wesley Ruggles. Paramount, 86 min. p/s

12:45 PM Let Us Be Gay(1930) Norma Shearer and Marie Dressler. Dir:  Robert Z. Leonard. MGM, 79 min. p/s

2:15 PM Suzy (1936) Jean Harlow and Cary Grant. Dir:  George Fitzmaurice. MGM, 90 min. p/s

3:45 PM The Razor’s Edge (1946) Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. Dir:  Edmund Goulding, 20th Century Fox, 145 min.

6:15 PM Forget Paris (1995) Billy Crystal and Debra Winger. Dir:  Billy Crystal.

Castle Rock/Columbia, 101 min. Premiere


PRIMETIME:  "My native habitat is the theater.  In it, I toil not, nor do I spin.

I am a critic and commentator.  I am essential to the theater."

Guest Programmer:  Addison DeWitt (Bonus Programming Challenge)


8 PM The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) Bette Davis and Monty Wooley. Dir:  William Keighley. Warner Brothers, 112 min. p/s

10 PM Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis. Dir:  Alexander MacKendrick. United Artists, 96 min. p/s

11:45 PM Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) Doris Day and David Niven. Dir:  Charles Walters. MGM, 112 min p/s

1:45 AM Critics Choice (1963) Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. Dir: Don Weis. Warner Brothers, 100 min. p/s

3:30 AM All About Eve (1950) Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. Dir:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 20th Century Fox, 138 min. p/s

6 AM MGM Parade


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


DAYTIME:  "Just us, the cameras and those wonderful people out there in the dark."

A Salute to Cinematographer/Inventor, John Seitz


6:30 AM Young Dr. Kildare (1938) Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. Dir:  Harold S. Bucquet. MGM, 82 min. p/s

8 AM Ladies They Talk About (1933) Barbara Stanwyck and Preston Foster. Dir:  Howard Bretherton. Warner Brothers, 69 min. p/s

9:15 AM This Gun For Hire (1942) Veronica Lake and Robert Preston. Dir:  Frank Tuttle. Paramount, 80 min. p/s

10:45 AM Five Graves to Cairo (1943) Franchot Tone and Anne Baxter. Dir:  Billy Wilder. Paramount, 96 min. p/s

12:30 PM The Unseen (1945) Joel McCrea and Gail Russell. Dir:  Lewis Allen. Paramount, 80 min. p/s

2 PM Night Has A Thousand Eyes (1948) Edward G. Robinson and Gail Russell. Dir:  John Farrow. Paramount, 81 min. p/s

3:30 PM The Big Clock (1948) Ray Milland and Charles Laughton. Dir:  John Farrow. Paramount, 95 min. p/s

5:15 PM Madame X (1937) Gladys George and Warren William. Dir:  Sam Wood. MGM, 72 min. p/s

6:30 PM When Worlds Collide (1951) Richard Derr and Barbara Rush. Dir:  Rudolph Mate. Paramount, 83 min. p/s


PRIMETIME/LATE NIGHT:  "Lefty, what's our racket?  Beer.  You're five minutes late.  

We're going into the drug business."



8 PM The Racketeer (1929) Robert Armstrong and Carole Lombard. Dir:  Howard Higgin. Pathe Exchange, 68 min. p/s

9:15 PM The Big Shakedown (1934) Charles Farrell and Bette Davis. Dir:  John Francis Dillon. First National/W-B, 59 min. p/s

10:15 PM Racketeer Rabbit (1946) Mel Blanc and Dick Nelson. Dir:  Friz Freleng.

Warner Brothers, 8 min. p/s

10:30 PM The Law In Her Hands (1936) Margaret Lindsay and Glenda Farrell. Dir:  William Clemens. First National/W-B, 58 min. p/s

11:30 PM  I Am The Law (1938) Edward G. Robinson and Barbara O'Neill. Dir:  Alexander Hall. Columbia, 83 min. p/s

1 AM The Ruling Voice (1931) Walter Huston and Loretta Young. Dir:  Rowland Lee. First National/W-B, 76 min. p/s

2:30 AM Great Guy (1936) James Cagney and Mae Clarke. Dir:  John G. Blystone. Grand National Pictures, 75 min. p/s

4 AM The Public Enemy (1931) James Cagney and Jean Harlow. Dir:  William Wellman. Warner Brothers, 83 min.

5:30 AM MGM Parade


ThursdayAugust 14, 2014


DAYTIME:  "I mean, the guy just tried to kill me so I don't think that cements

our relationship."

New Beginnings:  On the Run (Programming Challenge)


6 AM The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933) Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Loretta Young. Dir:  Archie Mayo. Warner Brothers/Vitaphone, 88 min. p/s

7:30 AM Hideout (1934) Robert Montgomery and Maureen O'Sullivan. Dir:  W. S. Van Dyke. MGM, 81 p/s

9 AM Brother Orchid (1940) Edward G. Robinson and Ann Southern. Dir:  Lloyd Bacon. Warner Brothers, 80 min. p/s

10:30 AM Continental Divide (1981) John Belushi and Blair Brown. Dir:  Michael Apted. Amblin Entertainment/Universal, 103 min. Premiere

12:15 PM Sister Act (1992) Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith. Dir:  Emile Andolino. Touchstone Pictures, 100 min. p/s


DAYTIME:  "When a man outlives his usefulness, he ought to jump out of a window."

Department Stores


2 PM Employees Entrance (1933) Warren William and Loretta Young. Dir:  Roy Del Ruth. Warner Brothers, 75 min. p/s

3:15 PM Sweepings (1933) Lionel Barrymore and Eric Linden. Dir:  John Cromwell. RKO, 80 min. p/s

4:45 PM Three Sons (1939) Edward Ellis and William Gargan. Dir:  Jack  Hively.

RKO, 72 min. p/s

6 PM The Big Store (1941) Marx Brothers. Dir:  Charles Reisner, MGM, 83 min. p/s

7:30 PM MGM Parade


PRIMETIME/LATE NIGHT:  "Very stupid to kill the only servant in the house.

Now we don't even know where to find the marmalade."

Star of the Month:  Roland Young


8 PM The Bishop Murder Case (1930) Basil Rathbone and Leila Hyams. Dir: Nick Grinde., MGM, 91 min. p/s

9:45 PM His Double Life (1934) Roland Young and Lillian Gish. Dir:  Arthur Hopkins. Paramount, 68 min. p/s

11 PM David Copperfield (1935) W. C. Fields and Lionel Barrymore. Dir:  George Cukor. MGM, 129 min. p/s

1:15 AM Give Me Your Heart (1936) Kay Francis and George Brent. Dir: Archie Mayo. Warner Brothers, 88 min. p/s

2:45 AM Topper (1937) Cary Grant and Constance Bennett. Dir: Norman Z. MacLeod, MGM, 95 min. p/s

4:30 AM And Then There Were None (1945) Barry Fitzgerald and Walter Huston. Dir:  Rene Clair. 20th Century Fox/Poplar Pictures, 97 min. p/s


FridayAugust 15, 2014


DAYTIME:  "Never does not exist for the human mind, only, not yet."

The Films of Germany  (Bonus Programming Challenge)


6:15 AM Abwege (The Devious Path) (1928) Gustav Diessl and Brigette Helm. Dir:  Georg Wilhelm Pabst. Deutsches Universal-Film, 98 min. C-SP Exempt

8 AM Frau im Mond(Woman in the Moon) (1929) Klaus Pohl and Willy Fritsch. Dir:  Fritz Lang, UFA, 95 min. C-SP Exempt

9:45 AM Die Drei von der Tankstelle(Three Good Friends) (1930) Lilian Harvey and Willy Fritsch. Dir:  Wilhelm Thiele. Universum Film, 90 min. C-SP Exempt

11:15 AM Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (The Testament of Dr. Mabuse) (1933) Rudolf Klein-Rogge and Otto Wernicke. Nero-Film, 124 min C-SP Exempt


DAYTIME:  "Now, Mr. Dancer, get off the panties.  You've done enough damage."

A Salute to Saul Bass


1:30 PM Carmen Jones (1954) Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge. Dir:  Otto Preminger. 20th Century Fox, 105 min. p/s

3:15 PM Anatomy of a Murder (1959) James Stewart  and Lee Remick. Dir:  Otto Preminger. Columbia, 120 min. p/s

5:15 PM  It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) Spencer Tracy and Milton Berle. Dir:  Stanley Kramer. United Artists, 161 p/s


PRIMETIME/LATE NIGHT:  "Albania's hard to rhyme."

Friday Night Spotlight: Politics


8 PM  The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) Alan Alda and Barbara Harris. Dir:  Jerry Schatzberg. Universal, 107 min. Premiere

10 PM Wag The Dog (1997) Dustin Hoffman and Robert DeNiro. Dir:  Barry Levinson. New Line Cinema, 97 min. Premiere

11:45 PM Seven Days in May (1964) Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. Dir:  John Frankenheimer. Paramount, 118 min. p/s

1:45 AM The Washington Masquerade (1932) Lionel Barrymore and Karen Morley. Dir: Charles Brabin. MGM, 74 min. p/s

3 AM The Great McGinty (1940) Brian Donlevy and Muriel Angelus. Dir:  Preston Sturges. Paramount, 83 min. p/s

4:30 AM Gabriel Over The White  House (1933) Walter Huston and Karen Morley. Dir:  Gregory La Cava. MGM, 86 min. p/s


SaturdayAugust 16, 2014


DAYTIME:  "He is a Nazi, Price is.  For all I kow his name is Preissinger or Preishoffer. 

Oh, sure, he lived in Cleveland.  But, when the war broke out he came back to The 

Fatherland like good little Bundist."

Happy 100th Anniversary, Paramount.


6 AM Merrily We Go To Hell (1932) Frederic March and Sylvia Sidney. Dir: Dorothy Arzner. Paramount Pictures, 88 min. p/s

7:30 AM Blonde Venus (1932) Marlena Dietrich and Herbert Marshall. Dir: Josef von Sternberg. Paramount Pictures, 93 min. p/s

9:15 AM Duck Soup (1933) Marx Brothers. Dir:  Leo McCarey. Paramount Pictures, 68 min p/s

10:30 AM The Road To Singapore (1940) Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.Dir: Victor  Schertzinger. Paramount Pictures, 85 min. p/s

12 PM The Glass Key (1942) Brian Donlevy and Veronica Lake. Dir:  Stuart Heisler. Paramount Pictures, 85 min. p/s

1:30 PM So Proudly We Hail (1943) Claudette Colbert and Paulette Goddard. Dir:  Mark Sandrich. Paramount Pictures, 126 min. p/s

3:45 PM Double Indemnity (1944) Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. Dir:  Billy Wilder. Paramount Pictures, 107 min. p/s

5:45 PM Stalag 17 (1953) William Holden and Don Taylor. Dir:  Billy Wilder. Paramount Pictures, 120 min. p/s

7:45 PM Hollywood on Parade (1934) 12 min. Premiere


PRIMETIME:  "It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage."

Happy 100th Anniversary, Paramount


8 PM Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Harrison Ford and Karen Allen, DirL  Steven Spielberg, Paramount Pictures, 115 min. Premiere TCM ESSENTIAL

10 PM Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden and Gloria Swanson. Dir:  Billy Wilder. Paramount Pictures, 110 min. p/s

12 AM The Country Girl (1954) William Holden and Grace Kelly. Dir:  George Seaton. Paramount Pictures, 105 min. p/s


LATE NIGHT:  "My dear girl.  If I allowed myself to be announced, I doubt I would be received anywhere."

TCM Underground:  Bela's "B's" (or "C's" or "D's")


2 AM Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) Bela Lugosi and Duke Mitchell. Dir:  William Beaudine. Jack Broder Productions/Realart Pictures, 74 min. Premiere

3:15 AM Scared To Death (1947) Bela Lugosi and George Zucco. Dir:  Christy Cabanne. Golden Gate Pictures, 65 min. p/s

4:30 AM One Body Too Many (1944) Jack Haley and Jean Parker. Dir:  Frank McDonald. Paramount Pictures, 76 min. p/s  

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Lydecker’s Programming Notes:


Lydecker’s notes


SOTM:  Roland Young

TCM Essential:  Raiders of the Lost Ark

Friday Night Spotlight:  Politics

Silent Sunday:  The Films of Lois Weber

TCM Imports:  The Films of Jean Renoir

TCM Underground:  Bela’s “B’s” (or worse)

Programming Challenge:

New Beginnings:  Gangsters or Innocents on the Run Who Change.

Bonus Programming Challenges:

Guest Programmer:  Addison DeWitt

Foreign Films:  German Films of the 1920’s and 1930’s


TCM Premieres: 

Rollover (1981)

Quick Change (1990)

Inside Man (2006)

Continental Divide (1981)

The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

Wag The Dog (1997)

Hollywood on Parade (1934) Short

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

Forget Paris (1995)


By decade:

1910's - 1

1920’s - 4

1930’s - 46

1940’s - 28

1950’s - 9

1960’s - 4

1970’s - 2

1980’s - 3

1990's - 4

2000+ - 1


In keeping with my general irreverence for TCM sacred programming cows (31 Days of Oscar, Summer Under The Stars) I have chosen a week in August, 2014 for my schedule.


Sunday begins with psychiatrists then segues into saluting three very talented Hollywood notables:  Barbara McLean, Norma Shearer and Lois Weber.  Lois Weber and I share a hometown (Pittsburgh) but more importantly, her body of work is deep and broad. Pushing on to TCM Imports, we have two 1930’s classics of Jean Renoir.  Monday features a day full of movies about banks and bankers and includes three TCM Premieres,"Rollover," "Quick Change" and "Inside Man."  Monday night we salute the wonderful Lloyd Nolan , an actor who truly fit the bill as a “Hollywood Reliable” with six films showcasing his work from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. 


Tuesday Daytime deals with “Americans in Paris” and Tuesday evening guest programmer Addison DeWitt presents five films featuring some of his favorite(and most acerbic) critics and columnists.  Wednesday we salute the incredibly talented cinematographer and inventor John Seitz.  His contribution to film through several decades is unparalleled. Wednesday evening we “pay tribute” to racketeers (yes, it is a veritable Warner Brothers Film Festival) on film and in cartoon via “Racketeer Rabbit.” Bugs channeling George Raft  --  you gotta love it!


Thursday our “New Beginnings” challenge is all about gangsters (or innocents) who are forced to abandon their comfort zone for a whole new world. Later in the day we have four films dealing with department stores from both comic and dramatic perspectives.  Thursday night is dedicated to my Star of the Month, Roland Young.  Always the consummate pro, equally adept at drama or comedy, Roland Young never fails to amuse and entertain which is why he is my SOTM


Filmmakers in Germany broke new ground and influenced much of what came later in Hollywood.  I have chosen four films which I find to be especially significant to showcase on Friday morning.  Then, a salute to the incredible Saul Bass, followed by my Friday Night Spotlight  --  “Politics” which includes two favorites of mine (and TCM Premieres) “The Seduction of Joe Tynan” and ‘Wag The Dog.”


Saturday is “All Paramount, All The Time” in a 100 year Salute to Paramount Pictures.

Yes, I know  --  we could argue whether Paramount was founded in 1912 or 1914 but

Paramount AS Paramount Pictures Corporation was created in 1914.  Just sit

back and enjoy a day of the best of Paramount, including my TCM Essential, Raiders of The Lost Ark.  This is a perfect adventure film  --  engaging heroes, a great quest, thrills, incredible wit  --   even Nazis.  Who could ask for anything more?  TCM Underground features three of Bela’s (as in Lugosi) “B’s (or worse) including a film which is my nominee for funniest movie title ever:  “Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla.” 


As always, it’s been fun.  Enjoy!



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I hereby declare this Voting Thread: OPEN!


All who were a registered member of this forum prior to June 1, 2014 or who entered a schedule are eligible to vote for their favorite schedule.


You may vote by either posting your selection in this thread or by sending me a Private Message.


Voting will be open until: Noon (PT) on July 9, 2014. 


The winner of this Challenge will be announced soon thereafter. 


The winner of this voting has the honor of hosting: TCM Programming Challenge #27.


I must ask that no one use emoticons (smileys) or fonts other than the reply box's default or other html formatting beyond bold or italics. Forum software has difficulty processing these when threads contain multiple large posts. 


I sincerely hope that I did not overlook any entries or mangle the presentation of schedules or programming notes.


I apologize to speedracer5 but I could find no way to have the forum software accept your schedule in your original fonts and font sizes. I believe that it was due to the number of large posts previous to it within a single page of the thread. The software timed-out each time I attempted to post it. I was forced to reduce it to a single font of a single size before it would be accepted.


Vote Early and Vote Often!

That is a joke as all are allowed one vote only.


Unleash the horde of Voters!

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I apologize to speedracer5 but I could find no way to have the forum software accept your schedule in your original fonts and font sizes. I believe that it was due to the number of large posts previous to it within a single page of the thread. The software timed-out each time I attempted to post it. I was forced to reduce it to a single font of a single size before it would be accepted.


No worries.  I wrote my schedule in Microsoft Word and then copy and pasted it into the forum so that it wouldn't time out on me.  Perhaps that's why the font styles and sizes weren't cooperating?

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I wrote my schedule in Microsoft Word and then copy and pasted it into the forum so that it wouldn't time out on me.  Perhaps that's why the font styles and sizes weren't cooperating?


I believe that explains it. Microsoft Word does not play nicely with other software. 


I have found that it is best with many word processing programs to paste first into notebook and then copy and paste to forums. This removes all word-processor-specific codes.

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After much deliberation, I have decided to vote for lydeker. But I must say that everyone has crafted an exceptional schedule, and that they should congratulate themselves for their mastery of the art of schedule crafting.

I am honored to receive your vote among so many great schedules, including your own.  Thanks!



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The great state of Overeasy casts its one vote for...




I liked several of the schedules, but I felt this one hewed the closest to what I might

actually see on TCM on any given week. It was imaginative, fun and not too esoteric...

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