More from TCM in March:
March 17 -The Great Rupert (1950) at 9:30 AM. Jimmy Durante as a paterfamilias. A few months ago, one of my local cable stations ran this, in a very poor colorized version. This movie is so strange - it's actually not all that good, but the oddness made me stick with it. I forgot to mention that there's a performing squirrel who drives the plot. I don't know . . . .
At, I think 8 PM, They Live By Night (1949), Nicholas Ray's great chase drama, with Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell as the young fugitive lovers. Very strong.
March 19 - In the morning, the wonderful melodrama Tomorrow is Forever (1946), with Orson Welles and Claudette Colbert as star-crossed lovers. We've discussed this at length on this site - if you haven't seen it yet, you should.
At 2:30 PM Hitchcock's Sabateur (1942), another great chase. Worth seeing, but IMO could have been better with better leads. I think Norman Lloyd steals the show.
March 21 - The truly great Dodsworth (1936) airs at 1:45 PM. One of the best ever.
March 22 - At 6 AM, if you're up (or your recorder is on), you can see John Garfield in Pride of the Marines (1945), a very moving story of a disabled vet trying to adjust to Back Home. Garfield is excellent.
March 24 - I forgot to note the time, but Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, in a 1939 British production, is on today. G&S are out of favor these days, but I've always enjoyed their operettas. This one is done in the original, D'Oyly Carte Company style, that is, no attempt to update it from its original 19th Century production. If you bear in mind that it's not about Japan, it's really about Victorian England, and it's making fun of same, maybe you might like to take a look.
March 26- Another showing of Val Lewton's The Seventh Victim (1943). Strange, ultimately unsatisfying, but also ultimately compelling.
March 29 - At 1 AM TCM is broadcasting Ken Murray's Hollywood Without Makeup (1966). Ken Murray's "Hollywood home movies" claim to show the stars unscripted and unadorned. Don't you believe it. I remember that these movies were a fixture of TV in the 1950s and 60s, and I never saw any star in them hung over, in his bathrobe, shuffing over to the garbage cans. Everyone is dressed, coifed and made up, and they are doing all the usual publicity picture things. But it's fun to watch them, anyway.
March 31 - The morning and afternoon are filled with the lovely Shirley Jones, in comedies and dramas. At 3 PM there's one called A Ticklish Affair (1963), in which Jones co-stars with Gig Young. It's a silly piece of fluff, but I recall that Shirley looks especially gorgeous in it.
At 10:15 PM TCM is running Cooley High (1975). This is a wonderful indie flick about a group of young African-Americans in Chicago who have just finished high school and are, for the most part, completely directionless. It's got some comedy, but it's mostly drama. The cast is excellent, led by Glynn Turman (who, although no spring chicken here, plays one of the recent graduates).
I wish you happy viewing.