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Another TCM Programming Challenge

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Okee ? Most of these are self-explanatory, but just a note on a few things:


I chose the first week of April for programming so I could have the opportunity to include a birthday tribute to Frances Langford. She lived two towns away from me up until her death last July. If there were more movies available I would have made her Star of the Month. I included a couple of documentaries about her USO work and entertaining the troops.


On Monday night?s Old Time Radio at the Movies, the last two movies may not appear to fit that theme to some, but they do. In the early 50s, Orson Welles reprised his role as Harry Lime on the radio series, The Lives of Harry Lime. Sorry, Wrong Number, was dramatized on the radio for Suspense Theater with Agnes Moorehead in Stanwyck?s role. Many said the radio version was much better, and Orson Welles said that it was the best radio script he ever read.


Some of you might remember the Scopitone jukeboxes in the late 50s to the early 70s, but for those of you who don?t know what they are, they?re like video jukeboxes ? you dropped in your quarter, selected a song, and a 16mm film reel played on the machine?s built-in TV screen. These film reels were the first music videos, and a lot of them were campy with scantily clad go-go dancers, dancing around the sex kitten singer. I chose movies with actress/singers who had made Scopitones and chose their actual Scopitones to play in between movies. For those who have never seen one, check out this one of Joi Lansing?s, Web of Love: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7eGnjuCwoW4

In fact, all the Scopitones I programmed can be seen on Youtube.com for those who are interested.


Of course, it was about time I chose a Matt Helm flick, The Silencers, and built a night of Italian-American films around it, as my Saturday night theme.


Special thanks to jarhfive (aka Rusty), for being my guest programmer. He came up with a great line up ? within just a few hours.


Also, I?ve used a lot of public domain movies and have marked them with a P.D. after the studio?s name, as well as P.S. for those that were previously shown.


Sunday April 1


6AM: Singin? in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds ? MGM 103m

8AM: Great Expectations (1946) John Mills, Valerie Hobson ? Kino 118m

10AM: Harvey (1950) James Stewart, Peggy Dow ? Universal 104m

12PM: Lust for Life (1956) Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn ? MGM 121m

2PM: Sailor Beware (1952) Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis ? Paramount 108m

4PM: The Killers (1946) Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner ? Universal 105m



6PM: Beauty and the Beast (1946) Jean Marais, Josette Day ? Janus 95m




8PM: East of Eden (1955) James Dean, Julie Harris ? WB 117m

10PM: Tortilla Flat (1942) Spencer Tracy, Heddy Lamarr ? MGM 105m

12AM: The Pearl (1948) Pedro Armendariz, Maria Elena Marques ? RKO 78m

1:30AM: The Red Pony (1949) Robert Mitchum, Myrna Loy ? Republic 90m

3:30AM Lifeboat (1944) Talullah Bankhead, John Hodiak- 20th Century-Fox 98m

5:30AM: Cartoon Alley

- Henpecked Hobos (1946)

- Hound Hunters (1947)

- Half-Pint Pygmies (1948)


Monday April 2




6AM: Meet Boston **** (1941) Chester Morris, Richard Lane ? Columbia/P.D. 61m

7AM: The Green Hornet: Part 1 (1940) Gordon Jones, Keye Luke ? Universal/P.D. 20m

7:30AM: Confessions of Boston **** (1941) 60m

8:30AM: The Green Hornet: Part 2 ? 20m

9AM: Alias Boston **** (1942) 67m

10:10AM: The Green Hornet: Part 3 ? 20m

10:30AM: Boston **** Goes Hollywood (1942) 67m

11:40AM: The Green Hornet: Part 4 ? 20m

12PM: After Midnight with Boston **** (1943) 65m

1:10PM: The Green Hornet: Part 5 ? 20m

1:30AM: Boston **** Booked on Suspicion (1945) 66m

2:40PM: The Green Hornet: Part 6 ? 20m

3PM: Boston ****?s Rendezvous (1945) 64m

4:10PM: The Green Hornet: Part 7 ? 20m

4:30PM: Close Call for Boston **** (1946) 68m

5:40PM: The Green Hornet: Part 8 ? 20m

6PM: Trapped by Boston **** (1948) 68m

7:10PM The Green Hornet: Part 9 ? 20m

7:30PM: The Green Hornet: Part 10 ? 20m

8PM: The Great Gildersleeve (1942) Harold Peary, Nancy Gates ? RKO 61m

9:10PM: The Green Hornet: Part 11

9:30PM: The Whistler (1944) Richard Dix, J. Carrol Naish ? WB 60m

10:30: The Green Hornet: Part 12

11PM: The Shadow Strikes (1937) Rod La Rocque, Lynn Anders ? Colony/P.D. 61m

12:10AM: The Green Hornet: Part 13

12:30AM: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce ? Universal 65m

2AM: The Third Man (1949) Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles ? London Film Prod. 105m

4AM: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster ? Paramount 90m


Tuesday April 3




6AM: My Dream is Yours (1949) Doris Day, Jack Carson ? WB 99m

8AM: Young Man with a Horn (1950) Kirk Douglas, Doris Day ? WB 111m

10AM: Love Me or Leave Me (1955) Doris Day, James Cagney ? MGM 121m

12PM: The Tunnel of Love (1958) Doris Day, Richard Widmark ? MGM 98m

2PM: Pillow Talk (1959) Doris Day, Rock Hudson ? Universal 110m

4PM: It Happened to Jane (1959) Doris Day, Jack Lemmon ? Columbia 100m

6PM: That Touch of Mink (1962) Doris Day, Cary Grant ? Universal 99m




8PM: Ma & Pa Kettle (1949) Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride ? Universal 76m

9:15PM: Ma & Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950) Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride ? 79m

10:45PM: Ma & Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951) Marjori Maine, Percy Kilbride ? 80m

12:15AM: Ma & Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride ? 70m

1:45AM: Ma & Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953) Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride ? 75m

3AM: Ma & Pa Kettle at Home (1954) Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride ? 80m

4:30AM: Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955) Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride ? 79m


Wednesday April 4




6AM: Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell ? MGM 110m

8AM: Hollywood Hotel (1938) Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane ? WB 109m

10AM: This is the Army (1943) George Murphy, Joan Leslie ? WB 120m

12PM: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1943) James Cagney, Joan Leslie ? WB 126m

2:15PM: The Glenn Miller Story (1954) James Stewart, June Allyson ? Universal 116m

4:15PM: The Bamboo Blonde (1946) Frances Langford, Ralph Edwards ? RKO 67m

5:30PM: Cassino to Korea (Doc.)(1950) Bob Hope, Frances Langford ? Paramount 60m

6:30PM: Entertaining the Troops (Doc.) (1988) Bob Hope, Frances Langford 90m




8PM: They Drive by Night (1940) George Raft, Ida Lupino ? WB 93m

10PM: High Sierra (1941) Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino ? WB 100m

12AM: The Sea Wolf (1941) John Garfield, Ida Lupino ? WB 98m

2AM: On Dangerous Ground (1952) Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino ? RKO 82m

3:30AM: The Hitch-Hiker (1953) Edmond O?Brien, Frank Lovejoy ? RKO 71m

4:45AM: The Outrage (1950) Marla Powers, Tod Andrews ? RKO 74m


Thursday April 5




6AM: Boys Town (1938) Spencer Tracy, Micky Rooney ? MGM 93m

8AM: Adam?s Rib (1949) Spenser Tracy, Kathrine Hepburn ? MGM 101m

10AM: Plymouth Adventure (1952) Spenser Tracy, Gene Tierney ? MGM 105m

12PM: Dark Victory (1939) Bette Davis, George Brent ? WB 105m

2PM: The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) Bette Davis, Monty Woolley ? WB 118m

4PM: Ninothcka (1939) Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas ? MGM 111m

6PM: Moby Dick (1952) Gregory Peck, Moby Dick ? WB 116m




8PM: The Devil and Daniel Webster (1942) Edward Arnold, Walter Huston ? RKO 106m

10PM: Devil?s Cabaret (1931) Edward Buzzell ? MGM 16m

10:15PM: Men Must Fight (1932) Lewis Stone, Diane Wynyard /dir. Edgar Selwyn ? MGM 72m

11:30PM: Turn Back the Clock (1933) Lee Tracy, Mae Clark /dir. Edgar Selwyn ? MGM 79m

1AM: Skyscraper Souls (1932) Warren Williams, Maureen O?Sullavan /dir. Edgar Selwyn ? MGM 99m

2:45AM: The Match King (1932) Warren Williams, Lily Damita ? First Nat?l 79m

4:15AM: Forbidden Games (1952) Brigitte Fossey, Georges Poujouly ? Silver Films/P.S. 102m


Friday April 6




6AM: For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman ? Paramount 170m

9AM: The Bells of St. Mary?s (1945) Ingrid Bergman, Bing Crosby ? RKO 126m

11:30AM: Bell, Book and Candle (1959) James Stewart, Kim Novak ? Columbia 103m

1:30PM: The Miracle of the Bells (1948) Frank Sinatra, Fred MacMurray ? RKO 120m

3:30PM: Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) Heddy Lamarr, Robert Walker ? MGM 112m

5:30PM: Bells Are Ringing (1960) Dean Martin, Judy Holliday ? MGM 126m




8PM: Get Yourself a College Girl (1964) Mary Ann Mobley, Nancy Sinatra ? MGM 87m

9:30PM: These Boots Are Made for Walking ? Nancy Sinatra, 3m

9:35PM: Tell Him ? The Exciters, 3m

9:40PM: Be Good to Me ? Petula Clark, 3m

9:45PM: Bang, Bang ? Nancy Sinatra, 3m

10PM: The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) Nancy Sinatra, Tommy Kirk ? AIP/P.D. 82m

11:30PM: Daddy ? Julie London, 3m

11: 40PM: The Silencer ? Joi Lansing, 3m

11:50PM: Web of Love ? Joi Lansing, 3m

12AM: Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967) Joi Lansing, Basil Rathbone ? P.D. 88m

1:30AM: Femininity ? Donna Theodore, 3m

1:40AM: C?est Si Bon ? Jane Morgan, 3m

1:50AM: La Madrague ? Brigitte Bardot, 3m



2AM: Contempt (1963) Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance ? Embassy 103m


3:45AM: If I Never Get to Heaven ? Della Reese, 3m

3:50AM: The Best is Yet to Come ? Barbara McNair, 3m

3:55AM: The Wrong Side of the Tracks ? Barbara McNair, 3m

4AM: They Call Me MISTER Tibbs (1970) Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair ? U.A. 108m

5:50AM: The Wheel of Fortune ? Kay Starr, 3m

5:53AM: I?ve Got That Feeling ? Ethel Ennis, 3m

5:56AM: Everything I?ve Got ? Vikki Carr, 3m


Saturday April 7


6AM: Ivanhoe (1953) Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor ? MGM 107m

8AM: The Invisible Boy (1957) Richard Eyer, Phillip Abbott ? MGM 90m

9:30AM: Cartoon Alley:

- Superman (1941)

- The Mechanical Monsters (1941)

- The Arctic Giant (1942)

10AM: Saturday Serials:

- Adventures of Red Ryder: Chapter 1 (1940) Don Barry ? Republic/P.D.

- Batman and Robin: Chapter 1 (1949) Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan ? Columbia/P.D.

- Jack Armstrong: Chapter 1 (1947) John Harty ? Columbia/P.D.

- The Phantom Empire: Chapter 1 (1935) Gene Autry ? Mascot/P.D.

11:30AM: The Hatchet Man (1932) Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young ? First Nat?l 74m

1PM: The Big Store (1941) Groucho Marx, Chico Marx ? MGM 84m

2:30PM: Island of Lost Souls (1932) Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi ? Paramount 70m

4PM: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo ? RKO 110m

6PM: Thunder Road (1958) Robert Mitchum, Keely Smith ? U.A. 94m



8PM: La Notte (1962) Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau ? Lupert Pictures 120m



10PM: Premiere: The Silencers (1966) Dean Martin, Stella Stevens ? Columbia 102m

12AM: Premiere: Tony Rome (1967) Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John ? 20th Century-Fox 110m

2AM: Full of Life (1957) Richard Conte, Judy Holliday ? Columbia 91m

4AM: Marty (1955) Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair ? U.A. 93m

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Wow! I get to be the first to say that, but I know I won't be the last. This schedule is so incredible that I am either: 1. Going back over mine and thinking it over, or 2. Packing my bags and amscraying because this will be hard to beat.


At one point, last time around, I wanted to do something tied into radio series but you have done a terrific job alternating the Green Hornet episodes with Boston **** movies. You've really shown what can be done with a schedule!


And the rest of the week, so much I would DVR. Great job, all the away around.

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MattHelm -


Once again, you are the first to post a week of programming in the Challenge and once again it is first rate. I hope you have had a fun time.


My thanks to you and your Guest Programmer "jarhfive" / Rusty for participating in "Another TCM Programming Challenge".


Kyle In Hollywood

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Wow Matt,


You have thrown down the gauntlet and it will be hard to retrieve. I'm like Filmlover, thinking of amscraying.


Just joking.


A wonderful schedule filled with rare and little seen gems. Love the jukebox idea. We used to run one by Remo Germani, a young Italian guy who sang "The Do Run Run" in Italian. It was filmed at some villa. It was a hoot. One of the most requested shorts when we had our Bad Movie Marathons. You knew a movie was going down when the audience started screaming for 'Remo' so they could sing along.


Great schedule and congratulations to you and Rusty for a job well done.


I have to get to work now.

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Thanks filmlover, Kyle and lzcutter,


The more Challenges we do, the more the compliments mean. I changed some of the weekly staples such as Darkness After Dawn and Syncopation Station, because I noticed that by the end of October, those things have changed. I didn't want to nix Silent Sundays, but I wanted to fit the Steinbeck in without interrupting the theme. I was originally going to schedule Mel Brooks's, Silent Movie for that slot, for a laugh. I'm glad to have Rusty's input because he came up with a few that I've never seen, besides putting them together nicely.

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Note: My quest programmer, timelessjoancrawford may or most likely will change some of the movies that he chose. I am just too excited about getting my week posted but timelessjoancrawford please feel free to make any changes that you wish.


Week of January 7 2007 through January 13th.



Sunday Morning Comics (New TCM Theme)

6:00 AM Little Orphan Annie (1932) Mitzi Green. Directed by John S. Robertson. (RKO)

Donkey Business (1931) Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy. Directed by Arthur Hurley. Warner Bros. Pictures.

7:30 AM Li'l Abner (1940) Buster Keaton. Directed by Albert S. Rogell. (RKO)


The Little Story BookTheatre (New Theme)


9:00 AM Swiss Family Robinson (1940) Edna Best. Directed by Edward Ludwig. (RKO)

Hansel and Gretel (1951) Hugh Douglas. Directed by Ray Harryhausen. P/S 10 Min.

10:45 AM Hansel and Gretel (1954/I) Anna Russell. Directed by Michael Myerberg, John Paul. (RKO)

12:00 PM Moby Dick (1930) John Barrymore, Joan Bennett. Directed by Lloyd Bacon. (Turner library print) Warner Bros. Pictures.


Little Blabbermouse (1940) A mouse, imitating W.C. Fields, leads tours of a drugstore for other mice. Warner Bros. Pictures


Sunday Comedy Showcase: W.C. Field?s (New TCM Theme)


1:30 PM Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934) W.C. Fields. Directed by

Norman Taurog. Paramount Pictures

3:00 PM Mississippi (1935) Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields. Directed by

A. Edward Sutherland. Paramount Pictures

4:30 PM Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965) (MGM)


The Essentials

6:00 PM Ginger e Fred (1986) Giulietta Masina. D. Federico Fellini.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (USA) (subtitled) 125m.


Primetime Theme: Everything Cairo


8:05 PM Cairo (1942) Jeanette MacDonald, Robert Young. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. (MGM)

10:00 Cairo (1963) George Sanders. Directed by Wolf Rilla91(MGM)

7:05 PM Cairo (1938) A visit to Cairo is included in the FitzPatrick Traveltalk series, originally seen in theaters between 1934 and 1938.


Silent Sunday Night


12:00 AM The Mystic (1925) Aileen Pringle. Directed by

Tod Browning. (MGM


Sunday Night Imports


12:45 AM D?mon des Meeres (1931) German-language version of "Moby Dick" was filmed at Warners simultaneously with the US version (same studio, same sets), but Barrymore's star role was played here by the German-speaking Dieterle, and the original director Lloyd Bacon was replaced here by Curtiz. (Warner Bros. Pictures)


1:15 AM Op?ra de quat'sous, L' (1931) Albert Pr?jean. Directed by

Georg Wilhelm PabstRuntime: (Warner Bros. Pictures)


3:15 AM 3groschenoper, Die (The Beggar's Opera )(1931) Warner Bros. Pictures In London at the turn of the century, the bandit Mack the Knife marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, Peachum, the 'king of the beggars'. Rudolf Forster, Directed by

Georg Wilhelm Pabst.(Warner Bros. Pictures)




5:15 AM The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) Helen Hayes. Directed by Edgar Selwyn. (MGM)

6:30 AM Another Language (1933) Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery. Directed by Edward H. Griffith.(MGM)

8:00 AM Sea Devils (1953) Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson. Directed by Raoul Walsh. (MGM)

9:30 PM The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)Robert Montgomery. Directed by Edgar Selwyn. (MGM)

11:00 PM The Phantom of Crestwood (1932) Ricardo Cortez, Directed by J. Walter Ruben. (RKO)

12:30 PM Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961) Directed by George Pal. (MGM)


3:00 PM Mayerling (1968) Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve. Directed byTerence Young. (MGM)

530 PM Come Fly with Me (1963) Dolores Hart, Hugh O'Brian. Directed by Henry Levin 109m. (MGM)


7:30 PM Cartoon Alley

Good Little Monkeys (1935) Runtime: 8 minGenre: Animation / Comedy /

The Old Mill Pond (1936) Genre: AnimationRuntime: 8 min

Pipe Dreams (1938) Directed by Hugh Harman8


Primetime Theme ? Joan Blondell


8:00 PM The Reckless Hour (1931) Dorothy Mackaill, Conrad Nagel, Joan Blondell. Directed by John Francis Dillon. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

9:15 Three on a Match (1932) Virginia Davis, Joan Blondell. Directed by

Mervyn LeRoy. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

10:30 PM Traveling Saleslady (1935) Joan Blondell Directed by Ray Enright.(Warner Bros. Pictures)

11:30 PM The Office Wife (1930) Lewis Stone, Joan Blondell. Directed by

Lloyd Bacon. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

1:00 AM Other Men's Women (1931) Grant Withers, Mary Astor, James Cagney, Joan Blondell. Directed by William A. Wellman 70 min (Turner library print) (Warner Bros. Pictures.)

The Heart Breaker (1930) Eddie Foy Jr., Joan Blondell. Directed by Edmund JosephRuntime: 14 min

2:30 AM The Perfect Specimen (1937) Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell. Directed by Michael Curtiz. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Broadway's Like That (1930) Joan Blondell. Directed by

Arthur HurleRuntime: 10 min. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Devil's Parade (1930) Sidney Toler, Joan BlondellDirected by

George HaleRuntime: 10 min. Warner Bros. Pictures.

4:30 AM Sitting Target (1972) Oliver Reed, Jill St. John. Directed by

Douglas Hickox. (MGM)




6:15 AM The Secret Partner (1961) Stewart Granger, Directed by Basil Dearden. (MGM)

8:00 AM The Night Digger (1971) Patricia Neal. Directed by Alastair Reid (MGM)

10:00 AM Cartoon Alley:

Ain't Nature Grand! (1931) Directed by Hugh Harman - Rudolf Ising

Ups 'n Downs (1931) Directed by Hugh Harman - Rudolf Ising

Yodeling Yokels (1931) Directed by Hugh Harman - Rudolf Ising


10:30 AM Super-Sleuth (1937) Ann Sothern. Directed by Benjamin Stoloff. (RKO)

The Devil's Parade (1930) Sidney Toler, Joan Blondell. Directed by

George Hale. Runtime: 10 min. Warner Bros. Pictures


Star of the Month: George Sanders


12:00 PM The Falcon's Brother (1942) George Sanders. Directed by

Stanley Logan. (RKO)

1:30 PM The Gay Falcon (1941) George Sanders. Directed by Irving Reis. (RKO)

2:45 PM The Falcon Takes Over (1942) George Sanders. Directed by Irving Reis. (RKO)

4:00 PM The Saint Strikes Back (1939) George Sanders. Directed by

John Farrow. (RKO)

5:05 PM The Saint in London (1939) George Sanders Directed by John Paddy Carstairs. (RKO)

6:30 PM The Seventh Sin (1957) Eleanor Parker, George Sanders. Directed by Ronald Neame. (MGM)

8:05 AM While the City Sleeps (1956) George Sanders, Vincent Price. Directed by Fritz Lang (RKO)

10:00 PM This Land Is Mine (1943) Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders. D: Jean Renoir. (RKO)

12:00 AM The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) George Sanders. Directed by

Jack Hively. (RKO)

1:15 AMThe Saint Takes Over (1940) ) George Sanders. Directed by

Jack Hively. (RKO)

2:30 AM The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) George Sanders. Directed by

Jack Hively.(RKO)

3:45 AM Seagulls Over Sorrento (1954) Gene Kelly. Directed by

John Boulting, Roy Boulting. (MGM)


5:15AM Hal Roach Presents :

The Pip from Pittsburgh (1931)

War Mamas (1931)

On the Loose (1931)




The Star of the Week: Ann Harding(New TCM Theme)


Spotlighting a special person each week for their talents who may not have enough films for a spot on Star of the Month.


6:15 The Conquerors (1932) Ann Harding. Directed by

William A. Wellman. (RKO)

Seal Skins (1932) Thelma Todd, Zasu Pitts

8:00 AM Prestige (1932) Ann Harding, Adolphe Menjou. Directed by Tay Garnett. (RKO)

9:30 AM The Animal Kingdom (1932) Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, Myrna Loy. Directed by Edward H. Griffith. (RKO)

11:00 AM Double Harness (1933) Ann Harding, William Powell. Directed by

John Cromwell. (RKO)

12:15 PM Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935) Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery. Directed by Edward H. Griffith. (RKO)



(Unique and Out of the Ordinary Comedy Teams)

1:45 PM The Plot Thickens (1936) James Gleason, Zasu Pitts. Directed by Ben Holmes 69

3:00 PM Forty Naughty Girls (1937) James Gleason, Zasu Pitts. Directed by Edward F. Cline (RKO)

4:05 PM The Wild Man of Borneo (1941) Frank Morgan, Billie Burke. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair (MGM)

5:30 PM The Ghost Comes Home (1940) Frank Morgan, Billie Burke. Directed by Wilhelm Thiele (MGM)

7:00 PM A Bill of Divorcement (1932) John Barrymore, Billie Burke. Directed by

George Cukor (RKO)


Primetime Theme: David Hemmings


8:15 PM The Walking Stick (1970) David Hemmings, Samantha Eggar. Directed byEric Till (MGM)

10:00 PM The Best House in London (1969) David Hemmings. Directed by Philip Saville. (MGM)

11:45 PM Alfred the Great (1969) David Hemmings. Directed by

Clive Donner. (MGM)

2:00 AM Hotel Berlin (1945) During World War II's final days, people with a variety of problems converge on a Berlin hotel. Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Faye Emerson. D: Peter Godfrey. BW (Warner)

3:45 PM Postman's Knock (1962) Spike Milligan, Directed by Robert Lynn.(MGM)




5:30 AM Murder on a Honeymoon (1935) Edna May Oliver. Directed by Lloyd Corrigan. (RKO)

7:00 AM The Great Jasper (1933) Richard Dix, Edna May Oliver. Directed by J. Walter Ruben. (RKO)

8:30 AM Penguin Pool Murder (1932) Edna May OliverDirected by

George Archainbaud 70m. (RKO)

10:00 AM Of Human Bondage (1964) Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, Robert Morley. Directed by Ken Hughes. (MGM)

12:00 PM Tom Brown's School Days (1940) Cedric Hardwicke. Directed by

Robert Stevenson 86m. (RKO)

1:30 PM Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973) Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges. Directed by Richard C. Sarafian. (MGM)

3:30 PM The Mystery of Mr. X (1934) Robert Montgomery. Directed by Edgar Selwyn. (MGM)

5:00 PM Smart Woman (1931) Mary Astor. Directed by Gregory La Cava. (RKO)

6:30 PM Men of Chance (1931) Ricardo Cortez, Mary Astor. Directed by

George Archainbaud. (RKO)


Guest Programmer: timelessjoancrawford and the movies choosen are a real treat!


8:00 PM The Bride Wore Red (1937) Joan Crawford. Directed by Dorothy Arzner. (MGM)

9:45 PM This Woman is Dangerous (1952) Joan Crawford, Dennis Morgan. Directed by Felix Feist. (Warner Bros.)

11:30 PM Dear Heart (1964) Glenn Ford, Geraldine Page. Directed by Delbert Mann. (Warner Bros.)

1:30 AM East Lynne (1916) Theda Bara. Directed by Bertram Bracken. (Fox)

2:30 AM Dream of Love (1928) Joan Crawford. Directed by Fred Niblo. (MGM)



4:00 AM The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) Edward Arnold. Directed by William Dieterle. 107m. (RKO)




6:00 AM Topaze (1933/I) John Barrymore, Myrna Loy. Directed by Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast by Frank Lloyd.(RKO)

7:30 AM Parnell (1937) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Billie Burke. Directed by John M. Stahl1. (MGM)

9:30 AM Devotion (1931) Ann Harding, Leslie Howard. Directed by

Robert Milton. (RKO)

11:00 AM The Secret Partner Stewart Granger. D: Basil Dearden (1961) (MGM UK)91

12:45 PM Night of Dark Shadows (1971) David Selby, Grayson Hall. Directed by Dan Curtis95 min / USA:129 min (director's cut)(MGM)


3:00 PM Killers from Space (1954) Peter Graves. Directed by W. Lee Wilder (RKO)


Primetime Theme Peter Lorre


4:45 PM The Verdict (1946) Cast: Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet. D. Don Siegel.(Warner)

6:30 PM Three Strangers (1946) Cast: Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet. D. Jean Negulesco,(Warner)

8:00 PM Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) Peter Lorre. Directed by

Boris Ingster. (RKO)

9:15 PM The Face Behind the Mask (1941) Peter Lorre Directed by Robert Florey.(RKO)

10:30 PM They Met in Bombay (1941) Clark Gable Rosalind Russell Peter Lorre Directed by Clarence Brown.(MGM)


TCM Underground

12:00 AM She (1965/I) Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing. Directed by Robert Day.Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

1:45 AM The Monkey's Paw (1933) Ivan F. Simpson, C. Aubrey Smith. Directed by Wesley Ruggles, Ernest B. Schoedsack.(RKO)

2:45 AM She (1935) Helen Gahagan. Directed by Lansing C. Holden

Irving Pichel.(RKO)

4:30 AM Night of the Lepus (1972) Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh. Directed by William F. Claxton. (MGM)

4:45 AM Nightmare Honeymoon (1973) John Beck. Directed by Elliot Silverstein. (MGM)




7:00 AM Consolation Marriage (1931) Irene DunneDirected byPaul Sloane. (RKO)

8:30 AM Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929) Richard Dix. Directed by

Reginald Barker. (RKO)

10:00 AM Breakfast for Two (1937) Barbara Stanwyck. Directed by Alfred Santell. (RKO)

Haunted House (1939) This edition of Vitaphone's "Your True Adventure. 12m


11:30 AM Cartoon Alley: Sniffles Bells the Cat (1941)

Sniffles Takes a Trip (1940)

Naughty But Mice (1939)


(Saturday Matinee) (New TCM Theme)


12:00 PM Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953) Lex Barker. Directed by Kurt Neumann (RKO)

1:30 PM Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950) Lex Barker. Directed by Lee Sholem(RKO)


3:00 PM Village of Daughters (1962) Eric Sykes. Directed by George **** Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (UK) (theatrical)

4:30 PM Kill or Cure (1962) Terry-Thomas, Eric Sykes. Directed by George ****. (MGM)




6:00 PM East of Eden (1955) Julie Harris, James Dean. Directed by

Elia Kazan. (Warner)


8:00 PM The Dock Brief (1962) Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough. Directed by James Hill. (MGM)

9:30 PM Barnacle Bill (All at Sea (USA)) (1957) Alec Guinness, Directed by Charles Frend.(MGM)


Sci-Fi Saturday Night (New TCM Theme)

11:00 PM The Black Scorpion (1957) Richard Denning. Directed by

Edward Ludwig. (Warner Bros. Pictures )

12:30 AM Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) Karl Malden Directed by

Roy Del Ruth.Warner Bros. Pictures

2:00 AM The Mysterious Doctor (1943) John Loder, Eleanor Parker, Directed by Benjamin Stoloff. (Warner)

3:00 AM The Hidden Hand (1942) Craig Stevens. Directed by

Benjamin Stoloff. (Warner)

Vitaphone Variety: History Repeats Itself (1939)10m

4:15 AM Helen of Troy (1956) Rossana Podest?, Cedric Hardwicke. Directed by Robert Wise (Warner)


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allieharding -


You have reason to be excited about posting your week - it is an exciting one.


Thanks to you and to your Guest Programmer "timelessjoancrawford" for participating in "Another TCM Programming Challenge".


Hope you both have enjoyed it.


Kyle In Hollywood

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Matt and allieharding,


allieharding...this is too cool. Edgar Selwyn directs eight movies (total) and you pick two of eight and I pick three of eight. I like the choice of George Sanders for Star Of The Month and a night of "Imports". TCM should "pick up" on your idea of programming a block of foreign language films every week.


This is the first I've looked at Matt's schedule...I like Ida Lupino as Star Of The Month and the Boston **** serial. I wonder if Boston **** is available on DVD? As guest programmer, I was wondering if seven choices made me "guest who would not go home". Thank you Matt...for the invitation to be your guest programmer. Now, if TCM would schedule my choices everything would be perfect.



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Hi, Rusty,


Actually. the Boston Blackies are movies, not serial chapters. Matt has done a terrific thing by breaking up the arduous task of watching serial chapters all together (and retaining suspense of cliffhangers) by putting a movie in between each chapter. And the fact he used PD Boston Blackies allows him to escape having to have them as Premieres, too.

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When TCM plays Matt's Moby Dick (1952) they can have on my two examples along with it. A night of Old Whale Stories can be the theme and I can hear Robert O. now saying, "We have a whale of treat for you tonight!" brought to you by Matt and Allie. But on a serious "NOTE" no pun intended, that dastardly Matt beat me to the punch. I was suppose to be the first one to post.

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incredible, allie, simply incredible. There are so many terrific things in there. Actually, all of it is terrific. ThreePenny Opera. And when I got to reading you were doing a Joan Blondell salute, well, you got me where I live. There has been some wonderful experimentation going on in both schedules. I love them, except all thoughts I had of using the Falcon and Saint are out the window. Back to the drawing board. Great job, allie.

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Allie and timelessjoancrawford, great schedule! Yes, the Old Whale Stories would be a great theme, and we could throw in a Sydney Greenstreet or Orson Welles flick for filler without straying. It's that jarhfive's fault I finished first ... he came up with his night's work within a few hours. He even came up with The Devil and Daniel Webster just to cause trouble.

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I'm glad you like the Radio/**** line up. I was hoping for one more comedy to use at night to balance things, but I couldn't think of, or find, anything else that would stay within the rules. I was debating on using the serial in between as shorts because of the implausibility of someone sitting in front of the TV that long ... but then thought about the many on here (and out there) who Tivo a lot of stuff. I think it's a good gimmick to get those people who are interested to record the whole day just to watch them all. I love that they're showing serials on Saturdays soon, but wish they'd follow my idea of showing a few different titles each week, to not only offer a diversity of genres, but as you put it "retaining suspense of cliffhangers." That's also a good gimmick to ensure that old and new fans of serials keep viewing each week.




The entire Boston **** series is on DVD ... literally, on one DVD. Here's a site that sells it, or you can probably find one on eBay, or by doing a search for it. http://www.skaryguyvideo.com/bostonblackie.htm You've got to love this guy's site and his offbeat selection. Plus, the DVD comes with 5 of the 50s BB TV shows. I'm guessing the quality is like watching a small b&w TV through a fishbowl though (sans the little opening and closing faux treasure chest). But it inspired me to program the movies because of it's P.D.'ness and I'd love to see them on TCM even in the crappy quality of the DVD.


BTW Rusty, as guest programmer ... tells us what Robert Osborne is really like in person.


UPDATE: The BB's are on a few DVDs in a set that's sold on that site.


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Wow! I absolutely love the schedules that you posted so far, MattHelm and allieharding!


Matt, I especially love the "Scopitone" night. I love the idea of early music videos. When I was a kid I used to watch VH1 and they used to show a lot of old videos from the 60's. You can't see them anywhere now, except for You Tube, so that whole night is really excellent!


allieharding, I'm so happy you put in the 1964 version "Of Human Bondage." That's one of the movies I was actually going to put into my schedule, but then had to cut it out because it didn't fit. That's one of the movies I wish TCM would play. I'd love to see the differences between the other two versions. And the Joan Blondell night! Love her.


I don't want to speak for the other challengers, but you've set the bar pretty high. I'm looking over my schedule and going, "Der? Uh..." Good job!

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Thanks sugar,


You can get Scopitones on DVD too. There was a pizza place my parents used to take us to in the 70s that had a Scopitone jukebox, and my brother and I would play one after another from the moment we got there, till we left. Not that we knew who we were playing, we were just fascinated by it. I guess I've come full circle in programming Scopitones.

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I am working on my Challenge this weekend, so won't be much on the board. I have a few things I am very happy about but will wait until its done before revealing anything. I am just hopeful I get it in before I see any of the same ideas pop up in any other challenges.

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"Rusty, as guest programmer ... tells us what Robert Osborne is really like in person."


Matt...I just checked this thread and read your message. Here is something strange--I have a private message from someone calling himself "BenM" asking exactly the same question.


BTW: I checked your video link...skaryguy offers "My Mother The Car"?! Wasn't that considered the worst television series...ever? Well, until that "Gotti" thing on A&E channel.



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You don't suppose it was Ben Mankiewicz, do you?


TV Guide voted "My Mother the Car" the 2nd worst tv series ever, next to Jerry Springer. I guess it took almost 30 years to top it. Who knows, maybe Gotti will bump it up a notch, or maybe the Danny Bonaduce and the Peter Brady gets married shows, will elevate it into the watchable category. Skaryguy's site is like reliving a bad nightmare, with the deranged puppet films, the marijuana propaganda with Sonny Bono, the dead animal revival film ... the site is just wrong to the core.

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MattHelm & jarhfive -


Can't believe you are disparaging Ann Sothern's television series!


Guess "Maisie" films weren't on your short list of franchises for consideration.


And Rusty, I know I am - and I bet there are others also - curious as to why you selected your film line-up for your stint as Guest Programmer for MattHelm. In a past Challenge, you were motivated by some very personal reasons for certain themes you programmed and am wondering if there are similar motivations this time around. Wanna fill us in on your thoughts?


Kyle In Hollywood


ps - Am I crazy to think of Ben M. as the Jerry Van Dyke of TCM?.

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