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A wonderful film by the great British director Ronald Neame

The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Fox Movie Channel April 19 at 8:00 am

Runtime: 103 min

Country: UK


*** (Rated NR)

British naval agents plant the corpse of a fake major with data to mislead the Nazis. The most fiendish plot ever conceived! The most amazing "human being" ever created! The most diabolical phantom--Terrifyingly true! Unbelievably real! A dead man goes to war!


Ewen Montagu, the officer who was in charge of Operation Mincemeat, has a small cameo role as an air marshal.


Cast: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng.

Director: Ronald Neame.


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Bright Young Things (2003)


Country: UK


Movies, 120 Mins.

*** (Rated R)


After losing the manuscript of his first novel, a penniless writer must raise enough money to marry his superficial girlfriend. An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies."


Cast: Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbell Moore, James McAvoy, Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Fenella Woolgar, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Stockard Channing, Richard E. Grant, Julia McKenzie, Peter O'Toole, The last feature film of Sir John Mills, Bill Paterson, Nigel Planer, Nicholas LePrevost, Imelda Staunton, Harriet Walter.


Director: Stephen Fry.

Producers: Andrew Eaton, Michael Winterbottom, Stephen Fry, Chris Auty, Neil Peplow, Jim Reeve, Steve Robbins, Gina Carter, Miranda Davis.

Writer: Stephen Fry.

Distribution: Revolution Films


Future Airings:

? Bright Young Things (2003), SUNDAE Apr 10 09:50am

? Bright Young Things (2003), SUNDAE Apr 11 01:35am

? Bright Young Things (2003), SUNDAE Apr 15 07:00pm

? Bright Young Things (2003), SUNDAE Apr 16 02:15am

? Bright Young Things (2003), SUNDAE Apr 19 08:00am

? Bright Young Things (2003), SUNDAE Apr 19 07:00pm

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Richard Widmark was a 20th Century Fox contract star! Not a MGM Star.

Garden Of Evil (Lbx) FMC April 08 at 6:00 am


Year: 1954 Rating: TVPG, V


Three adventurers help a woman (Hayward) rescue her goldminer husband.


Cast and Crew:

Richard Widmark, Susan Hayward, Gary Cooper, Cameron Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Henry Hathaway.


Directed by Henry Hathaway.


Pickup On South Street(1953)

FMC April 09 at 2:00 pm


A petty thief (Widmark) gets in above his head after he steals the purse of a woman (Peters) who's under suspician of being a communist spy.



Jean Peters, Richard Widmark, Thelma Ritter, Samuel Fuller, Richard Kiley, Murvyn Vye.


Hell And High Water (1954)(Lbx)

FMC April 11 at 6:00 am


Having agreed to go into service for a noted atomic scientist, an American submarine commander (Widmark) soon finds himself involved in foiling a Communist plot.



Richard Widmark, Cameron Mitchell, Samuel Fuller, Gene Evans, Bella Darvi, Victor Francen

* This was Twentieth Century-Fox's fifth CinemaScope production.


No Way Out (1950)

FMC April 23 at 8:00 am


A bigoted gangster (Widmark) sparks a race riot to get revenge on the black doctor (Poitier) who could not save his brother.



Linda Darnell, Richard Widmark, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ossie Davis, Stephen Mcnally, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier.

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The Final Curtain (2003)

Sundance Channel Apr 08 01:35am


Country: UK / USA


*** (Rated R)

Two British game-show hosts compete to sell their respective programs to U.S. television. Adult Situations; Language.


Cast: Peter O'Toole, Adrian Lester, Aidan Gillen, Julia Sawalha, Ralph Brown, Henry Goodman, Patrick Malahide, Ian McNeice, Charles Simon.

Director: Patrick Harkins.

Producers: Duncan Kenworthy, Andrew Macdonald, Christopher Young.

Writers: John Hodge.

Distribution: Universal/Universal Int


Future Airings:


* The Final Curtain (2003), SUNDAE Apr 11 11:45pm

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Play It as It Lays (1972)(Not on DVD or VHS)

Sundance Channel Apr 15 01:50am

Thu 4/20 Sun 4/23


(Rated R)

(One of the best films I have seen in a long time)


An ex-actress (Tuesday Weld, who is great in this film!) reflects on her life in Hollywood, her marriage to a director and her downfall.


Adult Situations; Language.


Cast: Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Tammy Grimes.

Director: Frank Perry.

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These are good posts allie, and you're welcome to put them in the Great Movie Alert! thread in the favorites folder, if you'd rather. I think more people might see them there. Also, I'd love to read your comments (I assume you've clipped these from somewhere else, an on-line TV Guide?).


In any case, since I'm very familiar with the ones in this last post, let me add my recommendations for a couple of the more obscure titles that others may not have seen: The Half Naked Truth (1932) & What Every Woman Knows (1934). I was planning to include both of these gems in my post to the Great Movie Alert! next Tuesday.

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The Best of Everything (1959)

Fox Movie Channel Apr 08 12:00pm

Movies, 125 Mins.


*** (Rated NR)

A Manhattan career woman and her publishing-house colleagues have affairs with married men. Adult Situations.


Cast: Joan Crawford, Louis Jourdan, Hope Lange, Suzy Parker, Stephen Boyd, Diane Baker.

Director: Jean Negulesco


I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)(Not on DVD or VHS)

Fox Movie Channel Apr 14 06:00am

Genre: Biography / Drama / Runtime: 88 min

*** (Rated NR)

A new minister and his city-bred wife face lack of faith and an epidemic in the Georgia hills.

Cast: Susan Hayward, William Lundigan, Rory Calhoun.

Director: Henry King.

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I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

FMC April 10 at 7:30 am


When a model (Landis) is murdered, her sister (Grable) and a police detective (Mature) search for the killer.



Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Laird Cregar, Carole Landis, H. Bruce Humberstone, Alan Mowbray, William Gargan


Mother Wore Tights (1947)

FMC April 18 at 6:00 am


A vaudeville couple (Grable and Dailey) meet, marry, and raise a family without giving up the theater.



Dan Dailey, Betty Grable, Mona Freeman, Walter Lang, Sig Ruman, Sara Allgood

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How to Draw a Bunny (2002)

Sundance Channel Apr 10 01:30pm


The story of the life of artist Ray Johnson is cloaked in mystery not only at the moment of his death, but also throughout a career that was difficult to know and to understand. As one of the seminal figures in the Pop Art era, Johnson is known as the founding father of mail art and as a collagist extraordinaire. But, overshadowed by those like Warhol who manipulated that world in a very dissimilar manner, he was also a reclusive and sometimes enigmatic figure who has been called New York's most famous unknown artist, but who challenged the commercial and critical establishment.


Directors: John Walter, John W. Walter .

Producers: Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith, Russell J. Smith , Stephen Apicella, Rocky Collins, Andrew Moore, Andrew L. Moore , Kevin Foxe.

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Perfect Strangers (1945)


Also Known As:

Vacation from Marriage (USA)

Runtime: 102 min / USA:93 min (Turner library print)

Country: UK Turner Classic Movies Apr 14 01:00am

*** (Rated NR)


Robert and Catherine have a quiet little marriage until WWII separates them for three years. Serving in the navy dramatically transforms both of them and they realize how much they resented their old mundane life together. Both dread their inevitable reunion and separately decide to ask for a divorce, but is the marriage really over?


Cast: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd, Roland Culver, Elliott Mason, Eliot Makeham, Brefni O'Rorke, Edward Rigby, Muriel George, Allan Jeayes, Ivor Barnard, Henry Longhurst.


Director: Alexander Korda.

Producer: Alexander Korda.

Distribution: LFP/MGM

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Bright Victory (1951) (Not on DVD or VHS)

Turner Classic Movies Apr 09 12:00pm

Also Known As:

Lights Out (UK)

Runtime: 96 min *** (Rated NR)


A blinded World War II veteran in love with his nurse tries to return to his girlfriend and family.


Cast: Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julia Adams, James Edwards, Will Geer, Minor Watson, Jim Backus, Joan Banks, Nana Bryant, Marjorie Crossland, Richard Egan, Russell Dennis, Rock Hudson, Murray Hamilton, Donald Miele, Larry Keating, Hugh Reilly, Mary Cooper, Jerry Paris.

Director: Mark Robson.

Producer: Robert Buckner.

Distribution: Universal/Universal Int


Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) (Not on DVD, Available on VHS in Canada)

Turner Classic Movies Apr 11 04:00pm

Movies, 120 Mins.

***+ (Rated NR)


Berlin bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich discovers 606, a cure for syphilis.

Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp, Maria Ouspenskaya, Montagu Love, Sig Ruman, Donald Meek, Henry O'Neill, Albert Basserman, Ed Norris, Harry Davenport, Louis Calhern, Louis Jean Heydt, Charles Halton, Irving Bacon, Douglas Wood, Theodore von Eltz, Hermine Sterler, John Hamilton.

Director: William Dieterle.

Producers: Jack Warner, Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis.

Distribution: Warner Bros/Warner-7 Arts


? This film generated controversy because many thought the subject of syphilis too scandalous a topic for a motion picture in 1940.

? It was hard to make a film about finding a cure for syphilis when they weren't allowed to mention syphilis.

? This is the first usage of the phrase "Magic Bullet".

? Dr. Ehrlich's family was so happy with Edward G. Robinson's portrayal of him that they gave Robinson a letter written by Dr. Ehrlich.


The Reluctant Debutante (1958)(Not on DVD, Available on VHS in Canada)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli.


Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent (Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall), welcome to London Jimmy's 17-year-old daughter, Jane (Sandra Dee). Jane is from Jimmy's first marriage to an American and has come to visit her father and the step-mother she has never met. While visiting Sheila has the idea of making Jane a debutante, an idea Jane resists. Difficulties range from Jane's apathy to being placed on the marriage block, the determined efforts of Sheila's cousin, Mabel Claremont, (Angela Lansbury) to win wealthy David Fenner (Peter Myers) for her debutante daughter Clarissa (Diane Clare), and Jane's attraction to David Parkson (John Saxon), an American drummer who plays in the orchestra at the coming-out balls.

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Joanna (1968)(Lbx)(Not on DVD or VHS)

Fox Movie Channel Apr 10 12:00am (One and only showing)


Runtime: 108 min

Country: UK

Language: English


Certification: USA:R / UK:X


Musical about a mod art student (Waite) who seeks to find an adult identity in London, during the late 60s with the London swinging set which includes a painter, a hoodlum and a dying lord.


Adult Situations; Language; Brief Nudity; Violence.


Cast:Genevieve Waite, Christian Doermer, Donald Sutherland, Calvin Lockhart, Glenna Forster-Jones, David Scheuer, Marda Vanne, Geoffrey Morris, Michele Cooke, Manning Wilson, Clifton Jones, Dan Caulfield, Michael Chow, Anthony Ainley, Fiona Lewis.


Director: Mike Sarne.

Producer: Michael Laughlin.


Awards for Joanna (1968) Golden Globes, USA 1969 Nominated Golden Globe Best English-Language Foreign Film


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Sorry I have been away and I hope that you have had a chanch to see Beckett on Film this April on Sundance. If you have then you know how good they are and have recorded every one.


Beckett on Film

"Footfalls" "Come and Go" "Rockaby"

"ACT Without Words I" "ACT Without Words II"

"That Time"


If you have not than there are a few left to go so here they are:


Beckett on Film

Sundance Channel Apr 21 12:00am "Happy Days" "Krapp's Last Tape"

Drama, 80 Mins.


Beckett on Film

Sundance Channel Apr 28 12:00am

"Waiting for Godot" "Rough for Theatre 1" "Rough for Theatre 2"

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[Robert was right when he said this film could have been a David O. Selznick Production. It not only had the feel of his films but also the ambience as well]


Love Letters (1945)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 16 08:00pm

Movies, 120 Mins.

*** (Rated NR)


A British officer meets the amnesiac widow of a buddy he wrote love letters for during the war.

Cast: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Anita Louise, Cecil Kellaway, Gladys Cooper, Byron Barr, Robert Sully , Reginald Denny, Ernest Cossart, James Millican, Lumsden Hare, Winifred Harris, Ethel May Halls, Matthew Boulton, David Clyde, Ian Wolfe, Louise Currie, Catherine Craig.

Director: William Dieterle.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis.

Distribution: Paramount


The Man With a Cloak (1951)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 17 01:45am

Movies, 90 Mins.

**+ (Rated NR)


A drunken poet helps a Frenchwoman foil a millionaire's maid and butler in 1848 New York.

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern, Leslie Caron, Joe DeSantis, Jim Backus, Margaret Wycherly, Richard Hale, Nicholas Joy, Roy Roberts, Mitchell Lewis, Jean Inness, Hank Worden, Francis Pierlot, Helyn Eby Rock.

Director: Fletcher Markle.

Producer: Stephen Ames.


The Racketeer (1930)

Turner Classic Movies Aug 17 06:00am

Movies, 90 Mins.

** (Rated NR)


A gentleman bootlegger helps a boozing violinist whose girlfriend he likes.

Cast: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Roland Drew.

Director: Howard Higgins.


[Keep your recorder running for the next Hal Roach Short Feature]


The Old Bull (1932)Hal Roach Short Feature

8/17, 7:06am EST (Runtime: 20 min)


The girls encounter a runaway lion while stranded out in the country.


Credited cast: Thelma Todd,Zasu Pitts,Otto Fries,Bobby Burns.


Directed by George Marshall.



The Gay Bride (1934)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 17 07:30am

Movies, 90 Mins.

** (Rated NR)


A gold digger bilks her gangster husband on their honeymoon in Europe.

Cast: Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, ZaSu Pitts.

Director: Jack Conway.


Swing High, Swing Low (1937)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 17 09:00am

Movies, 120 Mins.

** (Rated NR)


A singer follows a jazz trumpeter from Panama to Manhattan, where he rises and falls.

Cast: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Charles Butterworth, Jean Dixon, Dorothy Lamour, Harvey Stephens, Cecil Cunningham, Charles Arnt, Franklin Pangborn, Anthony Quinn, Charles Judels, Chris-Pin Martin, Darby Jones, Oscar Rudolph.

Director: Mitchell Leisen.

Producer: Arthur Hornblow Jr.

Distribution: Paramount


Fools for Scandal (1938)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 17 02:00pm

Movies, 105 Mins.

**+ (Rated NR)


An incognito Hollywood star in Paris meets a penniless nobleman who follows her to London.

Cast: Carole Lombard, Fernand Gravet, Ralph Bellamy, Allen Jenkins, Isabel Jeans, Marie Wilson, Marcia Ralston, Ottola Nesmith, Heather Thatcher, Jacques Lory, Tempe Pigott, Michelette Burani, Jeni LeGon, Albert Petit, Andre Marsaudon.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy.

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy.

Distribution: Warner Bros/Warner-7 Arts


Lady by Choice (1934)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 17 03:45pm

Movies, 90 Mins.

**+ (Rated NR)


A New York fan dancer adopts a rummy old woman as a Mother's Day publicity stunt.

Cast: Carole Lombard, May Robson, Roger Pryor.

Director: David Burton.


The Princess Comes Across (1936)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 17 05:15pm

Movies, 90 Mins.

*** (Rated NR)


A Swedish princess from Brooklyn falls for a bandleader on an ocean liner rocked by murder.

Cast: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Douglas Dumbrille.

Director: William K. Howard.

Producer: Arthur Hornblow Jr.

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Frank Butler, Claude Binyon.

Distribution: Paramount Pictures


Love Before Breakfast (1936)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 17 06:45pm

Movies, 75 Mins.

**+ (Rated NR)


An oil tycoon in love with a socialite sends his romantic rival to Japan on business.

Cast: Carole Lombard, Preston Foster, C?sar Romero, Janet Beecher, Betty Lawford, Richard Carle, Forrester Harvey, Ed Barton, Sam Tong , Bob Thom .

Director: Walter Lang.

Producer: Edmund Grainger.


Hands Across the Table (1935)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 17 08:00pm

Movies, 90 Mins.

*** (Rated NR)


A manicurist and a playboy try to marry for money; they fall in love with each other instead.

Cast: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy.

Director: Mitchell Leisen.


We're Not Dressing (1934)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 17 09:30pm

Movies, 90 Mins.

*** (Rated NR)


An heiress falls for a crooning crewman who provides for her shipwrecked yacht party.

Cast: Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ethel Merman, Leon Errol, Jay Henry , Ray Milland, John Irwin, Charles Morris, Ben Hendricks, Ted Oliver, Ernie Adams, Stanley Blystone.

Director: Norman Taurog.

Producer: Benjamin Glazer.

Distribution: Paramount


Vigil in the Night (1940)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 18 04:15am

Movies, 105 Mins.

*** (Rated NR)


Two British sisters work as nurses through tragedy, romance and an epidemic.

Cast: Carole Lombard, Brian Aherne, Anne Shirley, Julien Mitchell, Robert Coote, Brenda Forbes, Rita Page, Peter Cushing, Ethel Griffies, Doris Lloyd, Emily Fitzroy.

Director: George Stevens.

Producer: George Stevens.

Distribution: RKO Pictures


The Thirteenth Chair (1930)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 18 06:00am

Movies, 75 Mins.

** (Rated NR)


A medium holds a seance to clear her daughter of murder in colonial India.

Cast: Conrad Nagel, Leila Hyams, Margaret Wycherly.

Director: Tod Browning.


Broadminded (1931)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 18 07:15am

Movies, 75 Mins.

**+ (Rated NR)


A rich man hires a comedian to keep an eye on his playboy son.

Cast: Joe E. Brown, Ona Munson, William Collier Jr., Marjorie White, Holmes Herbert, Margaret Livingston, Bela Lugosi, Thelma Todd, Grayce Hampton.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy.


The Death Kiss (1933)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 18 09:45am

Movies, 75 Mins.

*** (Rated NR)


A Hollywood studio manager and writer join the plot of an actor shot dead on the set.

Cast: Bela Lugosi, Adrienne Ames, David Manners, John Wray, Vince Barnett, Alexander Carr, Edward Van Sloan, Harold Minjir, Wade Boteler, Al Hill, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe, Mona Maris.

Director: Edwin L. Marin.


Island of Lost Souls (1933)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 18 09:30pm

Movies, 90 Mins.

***+ (Rated NR)


White-suited Dr. Moreau herds his **** mutants and plots to mate his panther-woman with a visitor.


Trivia for

Island of Lost Souls (1933)

One of the film's uncredited actors, 'Joe Bonomo' , nearly drowned during filming. He fell into a water tank and the foam rubber in his costume soaked up water, causing him to sink.


'Joe Bonomo' , who starred as one of the man-beasts, was also Lon Chaney's stunt double in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923).


This was Charles Laughton's first starring role in a U.S. film.


Charles Laughton claimed that he based his Dr. Moreau appearance on that of his dentist.


Charles Laughton already knew how to use a whip. He learned to use one for a previous stage role. His teacher was a London street performer.


The shooting location for Moreau's mysterious uncharted island was actually Catalina.


After doing this film, Charles Laughton claimed that he could not go to a zoo for the rest of his life.


The identities of the actors who played "Pig Man" and "Owl Man" are unknown.


In response to British censors, who claimed the film was "against nature", Elsa Lanchester (Mrs. Charles Laughton) is said to have stated: "Of course it's against nature. So's Micky Mouse!"


Both Alan Ladd and Randolph Scott have bit parts in this film.


The filmmakers wanted an unknown actress to play Lota, the Panther Woman. Kathleen Burke, their selection, was working as a dentist's assistant at the time. It was her first film role ever.


Cast: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen.

Director: Erle C. Kenton.


Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 18 11:00pm

Movies, 75 Mins.

**+ (Rated NR)


A mad Darwinist has his ape fetch young women for experiments in 19th-century Paris. Based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Cast: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Waycoff, Bert Roach, Brandon Hurst, Noble Johnson, D'Arcy Corrigan, Arlene Francis, Herman Bing.

Director: Robert Florey.

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.


Love in the Afternoon (1957)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 19 11:45am

Movies, 135 Mins.

***+ (Rated NR)


An older American playboy loves a private eye's young daughter in Paris.

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier, Van Doude, John McGiver, Lise Bourdin, Audrey Wilder, Paul Bonifas.

Director: Billy Wilder.

Producer: Billy Wilder.


Wait Until Dark (1967)


Turner Classic Movies Aug 20 02:00am

Movies, 115 Mins.

*** (Rated NR)


Intruders search a blind woman's Greenwich Village apartment for a heroin-filled doll. Adult Situations.

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Jack Weston, Samantha Jones.

Director: Terence Young.

Producer: Mel Ferrer.

Writer: Frederick Knott, Robert Howard-Carrington , Jane-Howard Carrington.

Distribution: Warner Brothers


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The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)


Sundance Channel Aug 09 02:15pm / Aug 21 8:15 AM


Movies, 90 Mins.


**+ (Rated PG)

Digby Geste joins his brother, Beau, in the Foreign Legion on account of their mother. The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When Sir Hector takes to his deathbed (where he remains for the duration of the film), Beau absconds with the stone, to keep it from his stepmother. Flavia pursues him to North Africa, dispensing sexual favors to promote her schemes.Adult Situations.


Cast: , Marty Feldman, Michael York, Peter Ustinov, James Earl Jones, Trevor Howard, Henry Gibson, , Roy Kinnear, Spike Milligan, Avery Schreiber, Hugh Griffith, Irene Handl, Sinead Cusack, Ed McMahon, Henry Polic, Ted Cassidy, Burt Kwouk, Val Pringle.

Director: Marty Feldman.

Producer: William S. Gilmore.

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The Rack (1956)

Turner Classic Movies Aug 20 07:45am

Movies, 105 Mins.


*** (Rated NR)

A Korean War hero is court-martialed for treason for breaking under torture as a prisoner of war.


Cast: Paul Newman, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Wendell Corey, Edmond O'Brien, Lee Marvin, Cloris Leachman, Robert Burton, Robert Simon (II), Trevor Bardette, Adam Williams, James Best, Fay Roope, Barry Atwater, Charles Evans, Robert Blake.

Director: Arnold Laven.

Producer: Arthur Loew Jr.


The Professionals (1966)

Turner Classic Movies Aug 20 06:00pm

*** (PG-13)

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan.


The Real Glory (1939)

Turner Classic Movies Aug 21 01:00pm

After the Spanish-American War, an Army doctor conquers the plague and initiates self-government in the Philippines.


Cast: Gary Cooper, Andrea Leeds, David Niven, Reginald Owen, Broderick Crawford, Kay Johnson, Charles Waldron, Russell Hicks, Roy Gordon, Vladimir Sokoloff, Rudy Robles, Henry Kolker, Tetsu Komai, Elmo Lincoln, Soledad Jimenez.

Director: Henry Hathaway.

Producers: Samuel Goldwyn, Robert Riskin.

Writers: Robert Presnell Sr. , Jo Swerling.

Distribution: United Artists


The King's Thief (1955)

Turner Classic Movies Aug 21 04:30pm

Movies, 90 Mins.


*** (Rated NR)

A swashbuckler draws Charles II's attention to a bad duke by trying to steal the crown jewels.


Cast: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, David Niven, George Sanders, Roger Moore, Roger W. Moore , John Dehner, Sean McClory, Tudor Owen, Melville Cooper, Alan Mowbray, Rhys Williams, Joan Elan, Ian Wolfe, Paul Cavanaugh, Lillian Cooper, Isobel Elsom, Milton Parsons.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard.

Producer: Edwin H. Knopf.



Brother Orchid (1940)

Turner Classic Movies Aug 24 09:30pm

Ousted by his right-hand man, a gangster poses as a monastery monk until they meet again.


Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern, Donald Crisp, Ralph Bellamy, Allen Jenkins, Charles D. Brown, Cecil Kellaway, Morgan Conway, Richard Lane, Paul Guilfoyle, John Ridgely, Joseph Crehan, Wilfred Lucas, Tom Tyler, Dick Wessel, Granville Bates.

Director: Lloyd Bacon.

Producers: Hal B. Wallis, Mark Hellinger.

Distribution: FN/WB


Lady Be Good (1941)

Turner Classic Movies Aug 25 01:00am

Broadway songwriters marry and divorce twice before they finally get it right.


Cast: Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore, John Carroll, Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Tom Conway, Dan Dailey, Reginald Owen, Rose Hobart, Phil Silvers, The Berry Brothers, Connie Russell, Doris Day, Ed Gargan.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod.

Producer: Arthur Freed.

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Illicit (1931)

Turner Classic Movies Aug 31 06:00am

Movies, 90 Mins.


** (Rated NR) (Barbara Stanwyck in her first starring role)


A young woman lives with her rich boyfriend but does not believe in marriage.


Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie, Joan Blondell, Ricardo Cortez, Natalie Moorhead, Charles Butterworth, Claude Gillingwater, Hazel Howell .

Director: Archie Mayo.


Night Nurse (1931)

Turner Classic Movies Aug 31 07:30am

Movies, 75 Mins.


*** (Rated NR)


Two private nurses figure out a trust-fund murder scheme.


Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell.

Director: William A. Wellman.


Going My Way (1944)

Turner Classic Movies Sep 01 03:30pm

Movies, 150 Mins.


**** (Rated NR)


Singing Father O'Malley bails out crusty Father Fitzgibbon's financially strapped parish.


Cast: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Rise Stevens, Gene Lockhart, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Jean Heather, Stanley Clements, Carl Switzer, Carl Switzer, Porter Hall.

Director: Leo McCarey.

Producer: Leo McCarey.

Writers: Frank Butler, Frank Cavett.

Distribution: Paramount Pictures


Hercules, Samson and Ulysses (1965) (An Italian classic B movie)

Turner Classic Movies Sep 02 12:00pm

Movies, 90 Mins.


** (Rated NR)


Hercules and Samson fight each other, then team up with Ulysses against a tyrant.


Cast: Kirk Morris, Richard Lloyd, Enzo Cerusico, Liana Orfei.

Director: Pietro Francisci.


The Toast of New York (1937)

Turner Classic Movies Sep 03 06:00am

Movies, 109 Mins.


*** (Rated NR)


Jim Fisk and his partner fleece Cornelius Vanderbilt, then prompt Black Friday 1869 with a run on gold.


Cast: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie, Donald Meek, Clarence Kolb, Billy Gilbert, Stanley Fields.

Director: Rowland V. Lee.

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Here are some Cult Movies I spotted that IFC will have on to keep us happy until Rob Zombie comes to TCM.


Black Sunday (1961)

IFC Sep 29 12:00am

Movies, 90 Mins.


**+ (Rated NR)

Burned at the stake, a vampire witch princess wakes up centuries later with her undead henchman.


Cast: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Ivo Garrani, Andrea Cecchi, Arturo Dominici, Enrico Olivieri, Antonio Pierfederici, Clara Bindi, Germana Dominici, Mario Passante, Tino Bianchi.

Director: Mario Bava.

Producer: Massimo de Rita.


Future Airings:


* Black Sunday (1961), IFC Sep 29 03:00am

* Black Sunday (1961), IFC Sep 29 11:35am


Female Trouble (1975)

Independent Film Channel Sep 30 12:00am

Movies, 105 Mins.


**+ (Rated NC-17)

An obese woman gives birth to an obnoxious child and embarks upon a bizarre and violent life of crime. Adult Situations; Language; Nudity; Violence; Strong Sexual Content; Rape.


Cast: , David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller, Susan Walsh, Michael Potter, Ed Peranio, Paul Swift, George Figgs, Susan Lowe, George Hulse, Roland Hertz, Betty Woods, Hilary Taylor, Channing Wilroy, Seymour Avigdor, Elizabeth Coffey.

Director: John Waters.

Producer: John Waters.

Writer: John Waters.

Distribution: Dreamland


Future Airings:


* Female Trouble (1975), IFC Sep 30 05:15am

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Continuing with some of the great films that can be seen on IFC this week. If you miss one showing just wait it will be on again later.


Magnolia (1999)

Movies, 188 Mins.

*** (Rated R)

Coincidence, divine intervention and fate link several people on an intense day which becomes a moral odyssey. Adult Situations; Language; Brief Nudity; Violence.

Cast: Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C. Reilly, Melora Walters, Jeremy Blackman, Michael Bowen, William H. Macy, Philip Baker Hall, Melinda Dillon, Emmanuel Johnson , Emmanuel I. Johnson, Michael Murphy, Luis Guzman, April Grace, Orlando Jones, Ricky Jay, Henry Gibson, Felicity Huffman, Alfred Molina.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson.

Producers: Michael de Luca, Lynn Harris, JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson.

Distribution: Ghoulardi Film Company


Hara-Kiri (1963)

Movies, 135 Mins. Independent Film Channel Sep 30 08:00am

***+ (Rated NR)

Wandering samurai in 17th-century Japan clash over idealistic codes of honor.

Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Akira Ishihama, Yoshio Inaba, Rentaro Mikuni, Masao Mishima.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi.

Future Airings:

? Hara-Kiri (1963), IFC Sep 30 03:00pm


The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

Independent Film Channel Oct 03 07:00am

Movies, 130 Mins.


*** (Rated G)

Dancing/composing twin sisters find romance in Paris, one with a sailor, the other with a U.S. pianist.


Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Fran?oise Dorl?ac, Gene Kelly, George Chakiris, Grover Dale, Jacques Perrin, Danielle Darrieux, Genevieve Thenier, Pamela Hart, Leslie North, Henri Cremieux.

Directors: Jacques Demy, Agn?s Varda.

Producers: Perrine Bauduin, Gilbert de Goldschmidt.

Writers: Jacques Demy, Julian More.

Distribution: Miramax


Future Airings:


* The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), IFC Oct 03 04:15pm

* The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), IFC Oct 09 11:00am

* The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), IFC Oct 09 05:20pm



Short Cuts (1993)

Movies, 187 Mins. Independent Film Channel Sep 30 07:15pm

*** (Rated R)

Fate surprises 22 people in connected tales from the writings of Raymond Carver. Adult Situations; Language; Nudity; Violence.

Cast: Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Penn, Christopher Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lyle Lovett, Huey Lewis, Buck Henry, Fred Ward, Anne Archer, Tim Robbins, Madeleine Stowe, Peter Gallagher, Lori Singer, Frances McDormand, Annie Ross, Annie Louise Ross.

Director: Robert Altman.

Future Airings:

? Short Cuts (1993), IFC Oct 01 02:05am


The 400 Blows (1959)

Independent Film Channel Oct 04 01:15am

Movies, 100 Mins.


**** (Rated NR)

Neglected by his parents, Parisian schoolboy Antoine Doinel runs away from home and turns to petty crime.


Cast: Jean-Pierre L?aud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy, Guy Decomble, Patrick Auffray, Georges Flamant, Yvonne Claudie, Robert Beauvais.

Director: Fran?ois Truffaut.

Producer: Fran?ois Truffaut.

Writers: Fran?ois Truffaut, Marcel Moussy.


Future Airings:


* The 400 Blows (1959), IFC Oct 04 08:10am

* The 400 Blows (1959), IFC Oct 04 04:15pm


L'Avventura (1960)

Independent Film Channel Oct 04 04:45am

Movies, 145 Mins.


***+ (Rated NR)

Anna's best friend and lover become lovers after Anna disappears.


A group of rich Italians head out on a yachting trip to a deserted volcanic island in the Mediterranean. When they are about to leave the island, they find Anna, the main character up to this point, has gone missing. Sandro, Anna's boyfriend, and Claudia, Anna's friend, try without success to find her. While looking for the missing friend, Claudia and Sandro develop an attraction for each other. When they get back to land, they continue the search with no success. Sandro and Claudia proceed to become lovers, and all but forget about the missing Anna.


Cast: Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti, Lea Massari, L?a Massari.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni


Future Airings:


* L'Avventura (1960), IFC Oct 04 01:50pm


Amelie (2001)

Independent Film Channel Oct 04 09:55am

Movies, 150 Mins.


*** (Rated R)

An accidental find convinces a young woman to try to enrich the lives of a tobacco dealer, a painter and three lonely people. Adult Situations.


Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, , Yolande Moreau, Dominique Pinon, Maurice B?nichou, Maurice Benichou , Claude Perron, Isabelle Nanty, Claire Maurier, Clotilde Mollet, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Flora Guiet , Andr? Dussollier, Michel Robin, Lorella Cravotta, Armelle, Ticky Holgado, Andree Damant, Franckie Pain.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Producer: Claudie Ossard


Future Airings:


* Amelie (2001), IFC Oct 04 05:55pm

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Thanks for the IFC tips! I get so busy keeping up with TCM, I never even look at other channels. But I am thrilled to have taped BLACK SUNDAY, and my fiance and I laughed a lot watching FEMALE TROUBLE last night. TCM is still home, but I'll try to keep an eye on the IFC as well from now on. Thanks again!



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