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The June 2014 TCM Schedule

Postby moira finnie » June 1st, 2014, 10:03 am

Here's our link to the coming month of June on TCM:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/monthly.html?tz=est&sdate=2014-06-01

I hope you'll point out certain films that you would recommend. Here's a quick look at some highlights:

Rock Hudson is the Star of the Month...21 movies are scheduled, including his four key films made under the direction of Douglas Sirk, three movies made with Doris Day, and what may be his best film work of his career, John Frankenheimer's Seconds. I must admit I'm quite intrigued by the more obscure titles in the rundown, including Sea Devils (1953-Raoul Walsh) with Yvonne de Carlo and Rock as a smuggling/spying pair and a comedic spy flick, A Fine Pair, (1969) with Claudia Cardinale as his leading lady (and an Ennio Morricone score, to boot).
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More about all the Hudson month of films on tap can be seen here:
http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1001841%7C138977/Rock-Hudson-Profile.html

Wed. May 18th--A Night of Rene Clair films, concluding with the rarely seen, but beguiling American-made It Happened Tomorrow (1944) with Linda Darnell, Dick Powell & Jack Oakie.
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8:00 PM
Sous Les Toits de Paris (1930)
9:45 PM
A Nous La Liberte (1931)
11:15 PM
Le Million (1931)
12:45 AM
The Grand Maneuver (1955)
2:45 AM
It Happened Tomorrow 1944)

Arrrrr & Shiver Me Timbers. The Friday Night Spotlight is on...Pirate Movies!! 16 movies set sail to lead off the weekend fun with everything from the sublime fun of The Black Swan (1942) to the romantic The Sea Hawk (1940) to the ridiculous The Princess and the Pirate (1944). All the info about the movies scheduled can be seen here.

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Re: The June 2014 TCM Schedule

Postby Rita Hayworth » June 1st, 2014, 10:44 am

One Intriguing Film - On June 8th is

12:30 AM, 72 min, Silent Movie - Eastern Standard Time
Wizard of Oz, The (1925)

In this silent film, a farm girl learns she is a princess and is swept away by a tornado to the land of Oz.
Dir: Larry Semon Cast: Larry Semon , Bryant Washburn , Dorothy Dwan.

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Dorothy Dwan and Larry Semon pictured here.

I'm planning on watching it. I have never, ever seen this movie before.

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Re: The June 2014 TCM Schedule

Postby kingrat » June 2nd, 2014, 1:02 pm

Just a reminder that Alain Resnais' MON ONCLE D'AMERIQUE will be shown Tuesday morning at 7:15 a.m. EDT/4:15 a.m. PDT. Of the five or six Resnais films I've seen, this is the one I actually like rather than just admire. Several of you recommended it when it was shown a couple of years ago. It's being shown at an unusual time, not in the usual foreign film slot.

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Postby moira finnie » June 2nd, 2014, 4:57 pm

Thanks to both of you for your suggestions for upcoming films (neither of which I've seen before).
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Re: The June 2014 TCM Schedule

Postby Rita Hayworth » June 3rd, 2014, 11:48 am

TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: PIRATE PICTURES
JUNE 6TH, 2014

8:00 PM
silent
Sea Hawk, The (1924)

10:15 PM
adventure
Black Swan, The (1942)

12:00 AM
adventure
Spanish Main, The (1945)

2:00 AM
adventure
Pirates of Tripoli (1955)

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Postby kingrat » June 4th, 2014, 3:13 pm

Not many costume dramas are worth watching for the costumes alone, but Walter Plunkett outdid himself for MGM's Diane (1956), to be shown Thursday morning. Lana Turner, as Diane de Poitiers, has a fabulous new outfit for every scene. The movie isn't bad, with a young Roger Moore on view and with Marisa Pavan outstanding as Catherine de Medici.

The month-long tribute to Rock Hudson begins Thursday night. I haven't seen The Last Sunset and will be recording it. The Tarnished Angels isn't one of Douglas Sirk's best-known films, but it is one of his best, with stunning black & white cinematography. Bend of the River hasn't been shown on TCM in at least five years, and it's another fine Anthony Mann western, with the young Rock Hudson in a supporting role as a gambler; this advanced his career. The stars, James Stewart and Arthur Kennedy, are really good in this one. I don't remember Hudson being in Winchester '73, but this Anthony Mann western is also well worth seeing, with James Stewart ably portraying darker emotions than audiences were used to seeing from him.

Over in TCM City, someone started a thread about whether Rock Hudson ever appeared in any good movies. The consensus choice for his best film is Seconds, with other votes for Giant, All That Heaven Allows, The Tarnished Angels, and various other films like Something of Value. Some people love the Rock Hudson/Doris Day comedies, some don't. I would have thought that Rock had as good a filmography as the average star, and I wish that TCM had been able to explore some of the more obscure corners of his career, like Blindfold, The Spiral Road, and some of the less familiar Douglas Sirk films.

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Re: The June 2014 TCM Schedule

Postby moira finnie » June 5th, 2014, 10:51 am

Rita Hayworth wrote:TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: PIRATE PICTURES
JUNE 6TH, 2014

8:00 PM
silent
Sea Hawk, The (1924)

You know it's interesting that TCM is showing the silent version of The Sea Hawk this Friday and the sound one with Errol Flynn, made in 1940 on June 20th. The Flynn version used the sepia-tinted sequences shot for the 1924 epic in the portions of the movie set in Central America. It should be kind of interesting to compare the two. I believe that the '24 version is much closer to the Rafael Sabatini novel, while the '40 one echoes the issues of the day as England stood alone against the fascists (with Flora Robson's Elizabeth I sounding quite Churchillian).
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Re: The June 2014 TCM Schedule

Postby Rita Hayworth » June 7th, 2014, 9:25 am

moirafinnie wrote:
Rita Hayworth wrote:TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: PIRATE PICTURES
JUNE 6TH, 2014

8:00 PM
silent
Sea Hawk, The (1924)

You know it's interesting that TCM is showing the silent version of The Sea Hawk this Friday and the sound one with Errol Flynn, made in 1940 on June 20th. The Flynn version used the sepia-tinted sequences shot for the 1924 epic in the portions of the movie set in Central America. It should be kind of interesting to compare the two. I believe that the '24 version is much closer to the Rafael Sabatini novel, while the '40 one echoes the issues of the day as England stood alone against the fascists (with Flora Robson's Elizabeth I sounding quite Churchillian).



I enjoyed watching this movie at my dear friend house yesterday and it's was very well made back in 1924. I know it was a silent movie but it was quite good and I enjoyed the filmography of this great pirate movie. Nothing fancy, but it was believably good movie to watch. I hope some of you watch it last night like I did.

I'm looking forward seeing the Flynn version on the 20th so I can compare the two movies together and hope to come up with an answer of which one is the best.

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Postby Rita Hayworth » June 7th, 2014, 9:45 am

Then, after that movie was over, my friend and I were watching both THE BLACK SWAN and the THE SPANISH MAIN on his 60 inch plasma home theatre television in glorious definition and was greatly entertained by these two wonderful pirate movies. My friend and I thought THE SPANISH MAIN was more entertaining, but the THE BLACK SWAN was more adventurous ... both excellent movies and I was very impressed by Paul Henreid performance in the THE SPANISH MAIN and I was very happy to see this movie in living color so they can take advantage of the beauty of Maureen O'Hara gorgeous red hair and sparkling green eyes ...

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Seeing both of these great movies and it's was a blast watching them. My dear friend is a Paul Henreid fan and he told me that this movie is one of his better one; and I also was impressed by performance of Don Alvarado played by Walter Slezak and I thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle of this grand movie. Anyway, I wanted to share these movies before my friend and I joining others for breakfast at 8am at a restaurant this morning and I will be back home tomorrow afternoon. It was grand seeing these movies last night.

That's all I have for now.

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Re: The June 2014 TCM Schedule

Postby ChiO » June 8th, 2014, 7:36 am

A few coming up this week that shouldn't slip under your radar, especially if yo've never seen them. All times are CST. Links are to trailers or clips.

Sunday, June 8

9:30am – D.O.A. (Rudolph Mate 1950) – A film noir classic! A small town CPA goes on vacation to San Francisco. Feeling ill, he is diagnosed with radiation poisoning and is told that he only has a few days to live. He spends those days trying to find his killers and why he was targeted. Rudolph Mate is one of film’s most important cinematographers: The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Th. Dreyer 1928); Vampyr (Carl Th. Dreyer 1931); Dodsworth (William Wyler 1936); Gilda (Charles Vidor 1946). This is his finest movie as a director. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS_FIrQaS9Y With Edmund O’Brien, Pamela Britton, Beverly Garland, Luther Adler &, one of the best heavies in film noir, Neville Brand. A must-see. [Entire movie on YouTube.]

Monday, June 9

1:00am – Black Orpheus (Marcel Camus 1959) – Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture. Modern re-telling of the myth of Orpheus set in Rio during Carnivale. Dance, music (Luis Bonfa & Antonio Carlos Jobim!), and black magic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkxGkL7o9xk A must-see.

3:00am – Orpheus (Jean Cocteau 1949) – The myth of Orpheus set in Paris. It’s Cocteau...it’s beautifully surreal.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_o9l3OqPMk With Jean Marais. A must-see.

Thursday, June 12

1:30am – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah 1973) – Wealthy ranchers hire Pat Garrett as sheriff. His mission: kill his old friend, Billy the Kid. Two links here: the first is the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-e47wAkg9g & the second is one of the most poignant scenes in movie history (according to the lump in my throat that I get every time I watch it). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFxwq33rVAs With James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado, Chill Wills, Barry Sullivan, Jason Robards, Bob Dylan, Slim Pickens, Rita Coolidge, Jack Elam, L.Q. Jones, Harry Dean Stanton, Elisha Cook, Jr., Gene Evans & Dub Taylor.

1:15pm – Outrage (Ida Lupino 1950) – Ann (Mala Powers in her first leading role) is the happiest gal in the land because her long-time beau, Jim (Robert Clarke), has asked for her hand in marriage, and her parents approve. Leaving work late one night, she is raped by the food truck vendor whose stand she eats at most days. Traumatized, she rejects her fiancee's demands that they still marry and interprets every glance, touch and chat toward her as a criticism of her. She gets on a bus to L.A. Leaving the bus in the middle of nowhere when she thinks she'll be discovered, she passes out on a country road. Ann is rescued by Rev. Bruce "Doc" Ferguson (Tod Andrews), a single middle-aged saintly sort, who gets her a room with the Waltons and a job at the Walton's packing plant. She and Doc grow closer. At a community picnic and dance, a plant worker (Jerry Paris) puts the move on her, she relives her rape, clubs him with a wrench, and runs away...to a secluded spot she has shared with Doc. Doc finds her there, takes her back to the community, discovers her past, gets her the help she needs, and convinces the prosecutor and judge to drop the assault charge against her because "this world has created neuroses." Doc tells her that her parents want her back and Jim still wants to marry her. He puts her on a bus to go home, then looks to the sky and says, "Thank you."

That's the synopsis, but the camera is telling us much more. The rape sequence: Ann leaves work at night, whistling merrily. When she senses she's being stalked, she stops whistling and starts walking faster, then running, and trying to hide in an alley and behind trucks. In an homage to M, the stalker whistles (to try to get her to see it's a friendly face, or to stop her for the rape? There are no aural clues because there is no music.). We see parts of her, running left to right, through slats on the trucks. She falls and the rapist is upon her...but as soon as she sees him, there is a cut to her walking home, disheveled and wobbly. The scene seems to take forever, and tension mounts throughout. When she is hit upon later, Lupino replays the rape sequence in reverse. It's daylight in the country, not night in the city. We see the worker's advances. She falls to the ground. We see her re-living the rape. She clubs him and runs, in bright sunshine, right to left, and we see parts of her through slats in a fence.

Recurring Lupino themes and motifs: A young woman whose life is shattered by a single event. Dance as a normalizing activity. Her negative (saddened) reaction to other people after the shattering event. A woman who is reactive rather than being an agent of her own, with men -- even with good intentions -- who end up being the controlling factors in her actions. A man who cares for her who is good, disabled in his own way and, in effect, asexual (NOT WANTED - bum leg and sexually reticent; NEVER FEAR -- wheelchair bound and suppresses his desire). Here, Doc has only one lung due to a war injury, which is the basis for not putting tobacco in his pipe (or, as Herr Doktor Freud might say, the pipe is a phallic symbol and sans tobacco = impotence) and, though he clearly yearns for her, he behaves with gallantry bordering on prudishness. His look to the sky is thanking God for removing temptation. And, as with NEVER FEAR, there is some ambiguity to the ending that creates the possibility that it is a false happy ending a la Sirk. Will she complete this bus ride and go home? And, if so, will her life really be different and better?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBzfd0yqFY4 Out-of-Print. A must-see. [Entire movie on YouTube in multiple parts.]

4:15pm – On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray 1952) – Why do you make me do it? You know you're gonna talk! I'm gonna make you talk! I always make you punks talk! Why do you do it? Why? A favorite film noir by a favorite director (Note: Ida Lupino directed portions of the movie as well). A bitter and cynical city cop gets sent to the boondocks to help investigate a murder. Everyone is transformed. Written by A.I. Bezzerides. And my favorite Robert Ryan performance (did he ever have a bad one?). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU-B-krF3QU With Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino & Ward Bond. A must-see.

5:45pm – The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino 1953) – In spite its rural setting, largely occurring in daylight, and nary a fedora, upturned trench coat collar, raindrop or femme fatale to be found, it is safe to say that The Hitch-Hiker is universally considered to be an example of film noir. How could it not be with RKO's go-to noir cinematographer, Nicholas Musuraca (The Spiral Staircase, Out of the Past, Clash by Night), co-writer Daniel Mainwaring (Out of the Past, The Phenix City Story, Invasion of the Body Snatchers) (he's uncredited, likely due to a conflict between his political views and studio boss Howard Hughes'), and stars Edmund O'Brien (The Killers, White Heat, D.O.A.), Frank Lovejoy (In a Lonely Place, I Was a Communist for the FBI) and William Talman (The Woman on Pier 13, Big House, U.S.A.). But I like to think that Lupino, as the self-described poor-man’s Don Siegel, put her own stamp on things so that, like her other films, it is a twisted Domestic Melodrama. O'Brien and Lovejoy are two married men out for some bonding. Into their little family comes a virulent outside agent, Talman...a "real" man with a real gun that is always on display and used quite frequently (start dialing Herr Doktor Freud now). Lovejoy discloses that he has a child (potency). O'Brien does not. Lovejoy has a rifle -- a big gun -- and Talman orders him to shoot it...at O'Brien passively placing, then holding, the target. Talman orders O'Brien to put his arm around Lovejoy as they drive. Lovejoy remains calm, collected and logical throughout their capture while O'Brien gets intermittently hysterical. Lovejoy takes care of O'Brien when he gets hurt. Talman commands O'Brien to get undressed so that they can exchange clothes (yikes!). And, at the climax, it is Lovejoy who fights Talman over the gun and gets it out of his possession...and O'Brien slugs Talman in the face only after Talman is in handcuffs and being held by the police. Yes, a twisted Domestic Melodrama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFKpbMjba5c A must-see. [Entire movie on YouTube.]

Friday, June 13

1:00pm – The Woman on Pier 13 (Robert Stevenson 1950) – Perhaps better known under its other title, I Married a Communist, but it’s more interesting to watch than many Red Scare movies. Oh, and it’s a Noir. An ex-Commie has done well in business, but is ripe for being blackmailed into spying for not-so-ex-Commies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCVBt-cDL4I With Robert Ryan, Laraine Day, John Agar, Thomas Gomez, Janis Carter & William Talman.
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Re: The June 2014 TCM Schedule

Postby moira finnie » June 8th, 2014, 8:49 am

Great to see your POV on these upcoming films, ChiO. I will certainly be tuning in for both takes on the Orpheus myth.

An interesting contrast to your astute assessment of the great Ida Lupino's motifs and themes as a director can be found in two of my favorite Ida acting roles--The Man I Love and Deep Valley. In the Raoul Walsh-directed The Man I Love, she is a sadder but wiser nightclub singer who is a kind of Ms. Fixit for her family and a fairly tough cookie keeping the seedy world at bay--except when it comes to her own longings--all of which are ideally expressed in her singing. She is rueful but always capable in the film. In Deep Valley, directed by Jean Negulesco, she (and her warring parents) are liberated by her involvement with a violent male.
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Postby Rita Hayworth » June 9th, 2014, 1:41 am

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1925) ... was an absolute delightful to watch tonight and I was thoroughly ENTERTAINED by all of it. :D


In case you missed it ... a FULL LENGTH MOVIE on YOU TUBE!


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Postby moira finnie » June 17th, 2014, 1:24 pm

Has anyone else seen the interstitial running on TCM about Michael Curtiz? It is splendid, with comments from individuals like Lyle Talbot, a sound tech who recalled his temper and even Mary Wickes. I wonder if Scott McGee or Alexa Foreman had their hands in its creation?

Great classic lineup tonight (Tuesday, June 17th) with Gene Wilder as Guest Programmer:

8:00 PM
RANDOM HARVEST (1942)
A woman's happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Ronald Colman , Greer Garson , Philip Dorn .
BW-126 mins, CC,

10:15 PM
MERRY WIDOW, THE (1934)
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
Dir: Ernst Lubitsch Cast: Maurice Chevalier , Jeanette MacDonald , Edward Everett Horton .
BW-99 mins, CC,

12:15 AM
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1958)
A British lawyer gets caught up in a couple's tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder.
Dir: Billy Wilder Cast: Tyrone Power , Marlene Dietrich , Charles Laughton .
BW-116 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:30 AM
DARK VICTORY (1939)
A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.
Dir: Edmund Goulding Cast: Bette Davis , George Brent , Humphrey Bogart .
BW-104 mins, CC,

4:30 AM
ROLE MODEL: GENE WILDER (2008)
Gene Wilder sits down with Alec Baldwin for an intimate conversation about Wilder's extensive career.
C-59 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
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Postby Rita Hayworth » June 20th, 2014, 12:36 pm

LAURA - 1944 MOVIE


Starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb ...

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Re: The June 2014 TCM Schedule

Postby Rita Hayworth » June 20th, 2014, 7:14 pm

I hope some of you watching TCM tonight - great lineup of Pirate Movies starting with Against All Flags - starring FLYNN, O'HARA. and QUINN ... followed by CAPTAIN BLOOD a 1935 Gem starring ERROL FLYNN and OLIVIA deHAVILLAND.


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