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April 2008

1 Tuesday
2:00 AM Terminator (1984)  
  Deadly robot from future travels back in time to kill a woman whose son will one day defeat its masters
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton. Dir: James Cameron. BW-107 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox
4:00 AM Frenzy (1972)  
  When a temperamental man's ex-wife falls victim to a serial killer, he becomes #1 suspect. Cast:
Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Alec McCowen. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-116 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox
6:00 AM April Fool (1924)  
  In this silent short, a cub reporter endures a string of practical jokes on April Fool's Day.
Cast: Charley Chase, Blanche Mehaffey, Noah Young. Dir: Ralph Ceder. BW-12 mins, TV-G  
6:15 AM Men Are Such Fools (1938)  
  An ambitious secretary uses the men in her life to turn herself into a radio star. Cast: 
Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Wayne Morris. Dir: Busby Berkeley. BW-69 mins, TV-G, CC  
7:30 AM Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)  
  A brother and sister risk their lives to expose the gangsters who ruined their family. Cast: 
Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Clark Gable. Dir: Harry Beaumont. BW-80 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:00 AM You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940)  
  A neglected housewife turns herself into a glamour girl to win her husband back. Cast: 
Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Robert Coote. Dir: Ray McCarey. BW-68 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:09 AM Short Film: I Love My Wife, But! (1946)  
  A short about the various types of wives that one can have and how to deal with them Cast: 
Dave O'Brien Dir: Richard L. Bare BW-9 mins,  
10:30 AM Fools For Scandal (1938)  
  A Hollywood star falls for a broken down aristocrat. Cast: 
Carole Lombard, Fernand Gravet, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-80 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:00 PM Fools' Parade (1971)  
  When an ex-con tries to open a general store, a corrupt prison official and banker try to cause trouble
Cast: James Stewart, George Kennedy, Anne Baxter. Dir: Andrew V. McLaglen. C-98 mins, Letterbox  
1:47 PM Short Film: Milton Fox, Esq. (1964)  
  BW-5 mins  
2:00 PM My Foolish Heart (1949)  
  A young innocent's life is shattered when she falls for a World War II flyer. Cast: 
Susan Hayward, Dana Andrews, Kent Smith. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-99 mins, TV-PG  
3:48 PM Short Film: Cecil B. Demille (1962)  
  BW-4 mins  
4:00 PM Three Wise Fools (1946)  
  An orphan girl melts the hearts of three crusty old men. Cast: 
Margaret O'Brien, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: Edward Buzzell. BW-90 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:31 PM Short Film: You Can'T Fool A Camera (1940)  
  A reenactment of a famous photography experiment as well as a look at current productions. 
Cast: Clark Gable BW-10 mins  
5:48 PM Short Film: Fightin' Fools (1941)  
  BW-9 mins  
6:00 PM I Thank A Fool (1962)  
  A woman once convicted of euthanasia gets a job caring for her prosecutor's wife. Cast: 
Susan Hayward, Peter Finch, Diane Cilento. Dir: Robert Stevens. C-100 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
7:41 PM Short Film: From Liverpool To Stratford (1949)  
  In this "Traveltalk," we learn about the history, culture, and people of Liverpool and Stratford.
Cast: James A. Fitzpatrick C-9 mins  
8:00 PM The Birds (1963)  
  In a coastal town, flocks of birds unaccountably make deadly attacks on humans. Cast:
Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-119 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox  
10:03 PM Short Film: Birds And The Beasts Were There, The (1944)  
  BW-10 mins  
10:15 PM Marnie (1964)  
  A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind. Cast: 
Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-130 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
12:30 AM Psycho (1960)  
  A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother. Cast: 
Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
2:30 AM Topaz (1969)  
  A French agent is sent to Cuba to spy for the CIA. Cast: 
Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-142 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
5:00 AM Torn Curtain (1966)  
  A U.S. scientist pretends to defect to follow his mentor behind the Iron Curtain. Cast: 
Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-128 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  

2 Wednesday  
7:15 AM When's Your Birthday? (1937)  
  An astrologer trusts the stars to make him a championship boxer. Cast: 
Joe E. Brown, Marian Marsh, Edgar Kennedy. Dir: Harry Beaumont. BW-74 mins, TV-G  
8:30 AM Stingaree (1934)  
  An Australian bandit kidnaps an opera singer and falls in love with her. Cast: 
Irene Dunne, Richard Dix, Mary Boland. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-77 mins, TV-PG  
10:00 AM To Be or Not to Be (1942)  
  A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis. Cast: 
Jack Benny, Carole Lombard, Robert Stack. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. BW-99 mins, TV-PG  
11:45 AM African Queen, The (1951)  
  A grizzled skipper and a spirited missionary take on the Germans in Africa during World War I.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley. Dir: John Huston. C-105 mins, TV-PG, CC  
1:30 PM Mr. Arkadin (1955)  
  Private eye investigates millionaire's mysterious past before a murderer can get to the witnesses
Cast: Orson Welles, Robert Arden, Michael Redgrave. Dir: Orson Welles. BW-106 mins, TV-PG  
3:15 PM Farmer's Daughter, The (1947)  
  When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm. 
Cast: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore. Dir: H.C. Potter. BW-97 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:00 PM Merrily We Live (1938)  
  A society matron's habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants leads to romance for her daughter
Cast: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Billie Burke. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-95 mins, TV-G  
6:45 PM Bill of Divorcement, A (1932)  
  A recovered madman learns his ex-wife and daughter are about to marry. Cast: 
John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke. Dir: George Cukor. BW-69 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Great Train Robbery, The (1903)  
  In this silent, bandits rob the passengers on a train in this pioneering first movie western. 
Cast: Marie Murray, Broncho Billy Anderson, George Barnes. Dir: Edwin S. Porter. BW-11 mins, TV-G  
8:15 PM Santa Fe (1951)  
  Four brothers end up on opposite sides of a shootout. Cast: 
Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland. Dir: Irving Pichel. C-87 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:00 PM Long Riders, The (1980)  
  The James brothers turn to bank robbery for revenge. Cast: 
David, Keith and Robert Carradine. Dir: Walter Hill. C-99 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format  
12:00 AM Colorado Territory (1949)  
  An outlaw just released from prison is sucked back into a life of crime in this remake of High Sierra
Cast: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-94 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:47 AM Short Film: Rowan And Martin At The Movies (1969)  
  C-11 mins  
2:00 AM Five Man Army, The (1970)  
  Gunmen join forces to rob a dictator's gold shipment. Cast: 
Peter Graves, James Daly, Bud Spencer. Dir: Don Taylor. C-106 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
4:00 AM How the West Was Won (1962)  
  Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West. Cast: 
James Stewart, Henry Fonda, John Wayne. Dir: John Ford/Henry Hathaway/George Marshall. C-165, TV-G CC Letterbox DVS

3 Thursday  
7:00 AM Brando (2007)  
  2-part documentary on the larger-than-life actor's life on-screen and off, interviews: 
Robert Duvall, James Caan, Jane Fonda, Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese. BW-162 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
9:43 AM Short Film: Operation Teahouse (1956)  
  C-4 mins  
10:00 AM It's A Great Feeling (1949)  
  When nobody at Warner will work with him, movie star Jack Carson decides to use an unknown as co-star. 
Cast: Jack Carson, Doris Day, Dennis Morgan. Dir: David Butler. C-85 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:30 AM Lover Come Back (1961)  
  An exec in disguise courts his pretty female competitor. 
Cast: Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall. Dir: Delbert Mann. C-107 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox  
1:30 PM Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956)  
  International spies kidnap a doctor's son when he stumbles on their assassination plot. Cast:
James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-120 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
3:45 PM Teacher's Pet (1958)  
  Tough editor assumes a fake identity to study journalism with a lady professor who criticized his work
Cast: Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young. Dir: George Seaton. BW-120 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox  
5:50 PM Short Film: Pop Goes Your Heart (1934)  
  C-7 mins  
6:00 PM Young At Heart (1954)  
  A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters. Cast: 
Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Gig Young. Dir: Gordon Douglas. C-117 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 PM Boom Town (1940)  
  Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil. Cast: 
Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert. Dir: Jack Conway. BW-119 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:15 PM Comrade X (1940)  
  An American warms up an icy Russian streetcar conductor. Cast: 
Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Eve Arden. Dir: King Vidor. BW-90 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:56 PM Short Film: Robert Taylor Bio (1962)  
  BW-4 mins  
12:00 AM Lady Of The Tropics (1939)  
  An American playboy in Saigon has to fight to get his Eurasian wife out of the country. 
Cast: Robert Taylor, Hedy Lamarr, Joseph Schildkraut. Dir: Jack Conway. BW-92 mins, TV-G  
1:45 AM Algiers (1938)  
  A thief on the run from the law risks his life for love. Cast: Charles Boyer, Sigrid Gurie, Hedy Lamarr
Dir: John Cromwell. BW-98 mins, TV-PG  
3:30 AM Ecstasy (1933)  
  A frustrated young wife escapes her passionless marriage through an affair with a young engineer.
Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz. Dir: Gustav Machaty. BW-87 mins, TV-MA  
5:00 AM Complicated Women (2003)  
  Documentary that looks at the phenomenon of "pre-code women" during the years 1929-1934.
Narrated by Jane Fonda. Dir: Hugh Munro Neely. BW-55 mins, TV-PG, CC  

4 Friday  
6:00 AM Actress, The (1953)  
  True story of Ruth Gordon's early struggles on the road to stage stardom. 
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Anthony Perkins. Dir: George Cukor. BW-91 mins, TV-G, CC  
7:45 AM Tin Star, The (1957)  
  An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge. 
Cast: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer. Dir: Anthony Mann. BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC Letterbox
9:30 AM Psycho (1960)  
  A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his unseen mother. Cast: 
Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
11:45 AM Green Mansions (1959)  
  A young adventurer falls in love with a mystical woman in the South American jungle. Cast: 
Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J. Cobb. Dir: Mel Ferrer. C-104 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
1:30 PM Five Miles to Midnight (1963)  
  A woman tries to free herself from her husband by helping him fake his own death. Cast: 
Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Gig Young. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-108 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
3:30 PM Goodbye Again (1961)  
  A 40-year-old woman swaps her sophisticated lover for a young law student. Cast: 
Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Perkins, Yves Montand. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-120 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
5:45 PM Trial, The (1963)  
  In Welles' adaption of Kafka's classic, a man in a nameless country stands trial for unnamed crimes
Cast: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Anthony Perkins. Dir: Orson Welles. BW-120 mins, TV-14, Letterbox
8:00 PM Alvarez Kelly (1966)  
  A suave Mexican cattleman inadvertantly gets involved in the Civil War. Cast: 
William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. C-110 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
10:00 PM Take The High Ground! (1953)  
  A tough drill sergeant prepares green recruits for service in the Korean War. Cast: 
Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Russ Tamblyn. Dir: Richard Brooks. C-101 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
12:00 AM Tunnel Of Love, The (1958)  
  A married couple endures endless red tape when they try to adopt a child. Cast: 
Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Gig Young. Dir: Gene Kelly. BW-98 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
2:00 AM 13 Ghosts (1960)  
  A family inherits a house haunted by thirteen ghosts and a living killer. Cast: 
Charles Herbert, Rosemary DeCamp, Martin Milner. Dir: William Castle. BW-82 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
3:30 AM Tingler, The (1959)  
  A scientist discovers an organism that lives on fear. Cast: 
Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman. Dir: William Castle. BW-82 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
5:00 AM Mysterious Doctor, The (1943)  
  Nazi agents use a headless ghost as a front. Cast: 
John Loder, Eleanor Parker, Bruce Lester. Dir: Ben Stoloff. BW-56 mins, TV-PG  

5 Saturday  
6:00 AM Cabin In The Cotton, The (1932)  
  A sharecropper fighting for better working conditions succumbs to the boss's seductive daughter.
Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-78 mins, TV-G, CC  
7:30 AM Petrified Forest, The (1936)  
  An escaped convict holds the customers at a remote desert cantina hostage. 
Cast: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:00 AM Corn Is Green, The (1945)  
  A dedicated teacher sacrifices everything to send a young miner to Oxford. 
Cast: Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, John Dall. Dir: Irving Rapper. BW-114 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
11:00 AM Bride Came C.O.D., The (1941)  
  A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together. 
Cast: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Harry Davenport. Dir: William Keighley. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:45 PM Letter, The (1940)  
  A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence
Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson. Dir: William Wyler. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:30 PM Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The (1939)  
  Elizabeth I's love for the Earl of Essex threatens to destroy her kingdom. 
Cast: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-106 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:30 PM Now, Voyager (1942)  
  A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man. 
Cast: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Dir: Irving Rapper. BW-118 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
6:30 PM Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2005)  
  TCM original documentary that explores the life and career of legendary actress Bette Davis. 
BW-88 mins, TV-14, CC  
8:00 PM All About Eve (1950)  
  An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star's career and love life. Cast: 
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. BW-138 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:30 PM Jezebel (1938)  
  A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her. 
Cast: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Fay Bainter. Dir: William Wyler. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
12:30 AM Dark Victory (1939)  
  A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor. 
Cast: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Edmund Goulding. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS
2:30 AM Dangerous (1935)  
  A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he's fallen in love with. Cast: 
Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-79 mins, TV-G  
4:00 AM Pocketful Of Miracles (1961)  
  A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter
Cast: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange. Dir: Frank Capra. C-137 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format  

6 Sunday  
6:30 AM King Solomon's Mines (1937)  
  African explorers enlist an exiled native chief to help them find a legendary treasure. 
Cast: Cedric Hardwicke, Paul Robeson, Anna Lee. Dir: Robert Stevenson. BW-80 mins, TV-G  
8:00 AM Kim (1950)  
  Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of an orphaned boy who helps the British Army against Indian rebels
Cast: Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas. Dir: Victor Saville. C-113 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
10:00 AM Strongest Man in the World, The (1975)  
  A student discovers the key to super strength by mixing chemicals with his breakfast cereal. Cast:
Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Eve Arden. Dir: Vincent McEveety. C-92 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:00 PM 3 Worlds of Gulliver, The (1960)  
  A physician lost at sea discovers lands populated by tiny warriors and giant kings. Cast: 
Kerwin Mathews, Basil Sydney, Jo Morrow. Dir: Jack Sher. C-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
2:00 PM Rat Race, The (1960)  
  A musician newly arrived in New York takes in a taxi dancer. Cast: 
Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Don Rickles. Dir: Robert Mulligan. C-105 mins, TV-PG  
4:00 PM Big Sleep, The (1946)  
  P.I. Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-116 mins, TV-PG, CC DVS 
6:00 PM Shadow of a Doubt (1943)  
  A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer. Cast: 
Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Tomorrow (1972)  
  A lonely farmer cares for an abandoned mother and her infant. Cast: 
Robert Duvall, Olga Bellin, Sudie Bond. Dir: Joseph Anthony. C-103 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:00 PM Reivers, The (1969)  
  A young man comes of age when he stows away in his grandfather's stolen car. Cast: 
Steve McQueen, Rupert Crosse, Mitch Vogel. Dir: Mark Rydell. C-111 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox  
12:00 AM Sunrise (1927)  
  In this silent film, a farmer's affair with a city woman almost destroys his life. Cast: 
George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Bodil Rosing. Dir: F.W. Murnau. BW-94 mins, TV-PG  
2:00 AM Contempt (1963)  
  A film production of The Odyssey causes friction in a marriage Cast: 
Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance. Dir: Jean-Luc Godard C-102 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox  
4:00 AM Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)  
  A dying plantation owner tries to help his alcoholic son solve his problems. Cast: 
Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives. Dir: Richard Brooks. C-108 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox, DVS

7 Monday  
6:00 AM Man in the Attic (1953)  
  A landlady suspects her mysterious new tenant is Jack the Ripper. Cast: 
Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Frances Bavier. Dir: Hugo Fregonese. BW-82 mins, TV-PG  
7:30 AM Bigamist, The (1953)  
  A woman discovers her husband has another family in another city. Cast: 
Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O'Brien. Dir: Ida Lupino. BW-79 mins, TV-PG  
9:00 AM Private Screenings: Charlton Heston (1998)  
  The noted star of such epics as The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur discusses his career. 
Hosted by Robert Osborne. C-59 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:00 AM Wreck Of The Mary Deare, The (1959)  
  The skipper of a sunken ship stands trial for negligence. Cast: 
Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave. Dir: Michael Anderson. C-105 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
12:00 PM Trapeze (1956)  
  An aging trapeze star and his protigi fall for the same woman. Cast: 
Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida. Dir: Carol Reed. C-106 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
2:00 PM Ace In the Hole (1951)  
  A small-town reporter milks a local disaster to get back into the big time. Cast: 
Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-111 mins, TV-14, CC  
4:00 PM Human Comedy, The (1943)  
  A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II. Cast: 
Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-117 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:00 PM Only Two Can Play (1962)  
  Welsh librarian fed up with his meager married existence meets a beautiful woman for a possible affair
Cast: Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell. Dir: Sidney Gilliat. BW-106 mins, TV-PG  
8:00 PM King Kong (1933)  
  Eighth wonder of the world, a giant ape, is brought to New York, where he wreaks havoc. Cast: 
Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot. Dir: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack. BW-105, TV-PG, CC DVS
10:00 PM Dinner At Eight (1933)  
  A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue. Cast: 
Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Jean Harlow. Dir: George Cukor. BW-111 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
12:00 AM Little Women (1933)  
  The March sisters try to keep their family together and find love while their father is away.
Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas. Dir: George Cukor. BW-116 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
2:00 AM 42nd Street (1933)  
  The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star
Cast: Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Warner Baxter. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-89 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:45 AM Queen Christina (1933)  
  Romantic tale of the 17th-century Swedish queen and her romance with a Spanish diplomat. 
Cast: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone. Dir: Rouben Mamoulian. BW-99 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:30 AM Festival of Shorts #20 (1999)  
  Animals in movies are the focus of these shorts, which include Famous Movie Dogs, Hollywood Scout
and The Horse With the Human Mind. BW-27 mins, CC  

8 Tuesday  
6:00 AM MGM Parade Show #4 (1955)  
  George Murphy tours Lake Metro, where "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Show Boat" were shot, and introduces
a clip from "Good News." These clips feature June Allyson and Peter Lawford. BW-26 mins, TV-G  
6:30 AM Hullabaloo (1940)  
  A radio star creates a national panic when he announces a Martian invasion. Cast: 
Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Jr. Dir: Edwin L. Marin. BW-78 mins, TV-G  
8:00 AM Panama Hattie (1942)  
  A nightclub owner in Panama takes on Nazi spies. Cast: 
Ann Sothern, Red Skelton, Lena Horne. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-80 mins, TV-G  
9:30 AM Ship Ahoy (1942)  
  A dancer sailing to Puerto Rico hides government messages in her tap routines. Cast: 
Eleanor Powell, Red Skelton, Bert Lahr. Dir: Edward Buzzell. BW-95 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:15 AM Du Barry Was A Lady (1943)  
  A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love. Cast: 
Red Skelton, Gene Kelly, Lucille Ball. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. C-101 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:00 PM Meet The People (1944)  
  A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard. Cast: 
Lucille Ball, Dick Powell, Virginia O'Brien. Dir: Charles Reisner. BW-100 mins, TV-G  
2:45 PM Two Girls And A Sailor (1944)  
  Singing sisters create a World War II canteen and become rivals for the same man. Cast: 
June Allyson, Van Johnson, Gloria DeHaven. Dir: Richard Thorpe. BW-124 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:00 PM Show-Off, The (1946)  
  A man's loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife's family. Cast: 
Red Skelton, Marilyn Maxwell, Marjorie Main. Dir: Harry Beaumont. BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC  
6:30 PM Merton Of The Movies (1947)  
  A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star. Cast: 
Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Robert Alton. BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 PM Juggernaut (1974)  
  Two demolitions experts race the clock to find and disarm bombs placed on an ocean liner at sea. Cast:
Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, Anthony Hopkins. Dir: Richard Lester. C-110 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox 
10:00 PM Major Dundee (1965)  
  Cavalry misfits cross the Mexican border to destroy an Indian outpost. Cast: 
Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn. Dir: Sam Peckinpah. C-136 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox 
12:30 AM Hawaii (1966)  
  Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands fight nature, disease and their own passions. Cast: 
Max von Sydow, Julie Andrews, Richard Harris. Dir: George Roy Hill. C-161 mins, TV-14, Letterbox  
3:45 AM Cromwell (1970)  
  A Puritan leader sparks a revolution in 17th century England. Cast: 
Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley. Dir: Ken Hughes. C-140 mins, , Letterbox Format  

9 Wednesday  
6:15 AM Outrage (1950)  
  A rape victim runs away to escape her horrible memories. Cast: 
Mala Powers, Tod Andrews, Robert Clarke. Dir: Ida Lupino. BW-75 mins, TV-PG  
7:45 AM Loss of Innocence (1961)  
  A European vacation turns a teenaged girl into a woman. Cast: 
Kenneth More, Danielle Darrieux, Susannah York. Dir: Lewis Gilbert. C-100 mins, TV-PG  
9:30 AM Something Wild (1961)  
  A rape victim runs away from her family and takes shelter with a romantic auto mechanic. Cast:
Carroll Baker, Ralph Meeker, Mildred Dunnock. Dir: Jack Garfein. BW-113 mins, TV-14  
11:30 AM Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)  
  A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.
Cast: James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick. Dir: Otto Preminger. BW-161 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
2:15 PM Ring of Fear (1954)  
  Mystery writer Mickey Spillane tries to help Clyde Beatty deal with a plot to sabotage his circus.
Cast: Mickey Spillane, Clyde Beatty, Pat O'Brien. Dir: James Edward Grant. C-93 mins, TV-PG, CC Letterbox
4:00 PM Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1961)  
  A factory worker lives for the chance to have fun on the weekends. Cast: 
Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts. Dir: Karel Reisz. BW-89 mins, TV-14, CC Letterbox
5:45 PM By Love Possessed (1961)  
  A woman's desperate search for love leads to an affair with her husband's law partner. Cast: 
Lana Turner, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Jason Robards, Jr. Dir: John Sturges. C-116 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox
8:00 PM Narrow Margin, The (1952)  
  A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster's moll on a tense train ride. Cast:
Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White. Dir: Richard Fleischer. BW-72 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:15 PM Terror On A Train (1953)  
  It's a race against the clock to find a time bomb on board a speeding train filled with high explosives
Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon, Maurice Denham. Dir: Ted Tetzlaff. BW-72 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:30 PM Berlin Express (1948)  
  Allied agents fight an underground Nazi group in post-war Europe. 
Cast: Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Paul Lukas. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:00 AM Cassandra Crossing, The (1976)  
  When a train's passengers are exposed to a deadly virus, it triggers an international incident.
Cast: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen. Dir: George P. Cosmatos. C-129 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox
2:15 AM North By Northwest (1959)  
  An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase. Cast: 
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-136 mins, TV-PG, CC Letterbox DVS  
4:45 AM Spy Train (1943)  
  An innocent couple fights off Nazi agents on a speeding train. Cast: 
Richard Travis, Catherine Craig, Chick Chandler. Dir: Harold Young. BW-61 mins,  

10 Thursday  
6:00 AM Festival of Shorts #20 (1999)  
  Animals in movies are the focus of these shorts, which include Famous Movie Dogs, Hollywood Scout
and The Horse With the Human Mind. BW-27 mins, CC  
6:30 AM Night to Remember, A (1958)  
  The crew and passengers of the Titanic fight to survive when the legendary ship strikes an iceberg.
Cast: Kenneth More, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell. Dir: Roy Ward Baker. BW-123 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox
8:45 AM Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The (1943)  
  An aging military man looks back on the loves and friends who shaped his life. Cast: 
Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. C-163 mins, TV-G
11:30 AM Importance Of Being Earnest, The (1952)  
  A proper Englishman gets caught leading a double life. Cast: 
Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Michael Denison. Dir: Anthony Asquith. C-96 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:15 PM Clock, The (1945)  
  A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City. 
Cast: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. BW-90 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:45 PM Royal Wedding (1951)  
  A brother-and-sister musical team find romance when they tour to London for Elizabeth II's wedding
Cast: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford. Dir: Stanley Donen. C-93 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
4:30 PM Hootenanny Hoot! (1963)  
  Television producers discover country/western music at a small-town college. Cast: 
Peter Breck, Ruta Lee, Johnny Cash. Dir: Gene Nelson. BW-92 mins, TV-G  
6:15 PM Fastest Guitar Alive, The (1967)  
  When the Civil War ends, Confederate spies have to return the fortune they just stole. Cast: 
Roy Orbison, Sammy Jackson, Maggie Pierce. Dir: Michael Moore. C-87 mins, TV-PG  
8:00 PM Come Live With Me (1941)  
  A Viennese refugee weds a struggling author platonically so she can stay in the U.S. Cast: 
James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr, Ian Hunter. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-87 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:30 PM Ziegfeld Girl (1941)  
  Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top. Cast: 
James Stewart, Judy Garland, Lana Turner. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-132 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:45 PM H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)  
  A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling. Cast: 
Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Hedy Lamarr. Dir: King Vidor. BW-120 mins, TV-PG  
2:15 AM Crossroads (1942)  
  A French diplomat who's recovered from amnesia is blackmailed over crimes he can't remember. Cast:
William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Basil Rathbone. Dir: Jack Conway. BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:45 AM I Take This Woman (1940)  
  A tenement doctor's marriage to a European refugee threatens his practice. Cast: 
Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, Verree Teasdale. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-98 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:30 AM MGM Parade Show #4 (1955)  
  George Murphy tours Lake Metro, where "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Show Boat" were shot, and introduces
a clip from "Good News." These clips feature June Allyson and Peter Lawford. BW-26 mins, TV-G  

11 Friday  
6:00 AM Gangway for Tomorrow (1943)  
  Five people thrown together by World War II review their pasts. Cast: 
Robert Ryan, Margo, John Carradine. Dir: John H. Auer. BW-69 mins, TV-PG  
7:15 AM Day Of The Outlaw (1959)  
  Rival cattlemen join forces to fight off outlaws. Cast: 
Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise. Dir: Andre de Toth. BW-91 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
9:00 AM Stranded (1935)  
  A Traveler's Aid worker who delights in solving people's problems gets mixed up with gangsters.
Cast: Kay Francis, George Brent, Patricia Ellis. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-72 mins, TV-G  
10:15 AM Housewife (1934)  
  Success could spell divorce for an advertising writer. Cast: 
Bette Davis, George Brent, Ann Dvorak. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-69 mins, TV-G  
11:30 AM Elmer The Great (1933)  
  A country hick bats his way to baseball stardom. Cast: 
Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis, Frank McHugh. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-72 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:00 PM Alibi Ike (1935)  
  A brash baseball star gets mixed up with gamblers and a pretty young girl. Cast: 
Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth Donnelly. Dir: Ray Enright. BW-72 mins, TV-G, CC  
We're making the following changes on Friday, April 11th to honor Charlton Heston:

2:30 PM    Private Screenings:  Charlton Heston
3:30 PM    The Buccaneer (1958)
5:30 PM    The Hawaiians
8:00 PM    Private Screenings:  Charlton Heston
9:00 PM    Ben-Hur
1:00 AM    Khartoum
3:30 AM    Major Dundee

2:30 PM    When the Boys Meet the Girls
4:15 PM    Where the Boys Are
6:00 PM    Follow the Boys
8:00 PM    Cyrano de Bergerac
10:00 PM    Moulin Rouge
12:15 AM    Enter Laughing
2:15 AM    Attack of the Crab Monsters
3:30 AM    The Thing from Another World
5:00 AM    Watch the Skies
2:30 PM When The Boys Meet The Girls (1965)  
  A wealthy playboy gives up partying to help a Nevada farm girl make her ranch a success. Cast:
Connie Francis, Harve Presnell, Herman's Hermits. Dir: Alvin Ganzler. C-97 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
4:15 PM Where The Boys Are (1960)  
  College coeds go looking for love during spring break in Fort Lauderdale. Cast: 
George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Connie Francis. Dir: Henry Levin. C-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox DVS  
6:00 PM Follow The Boys (1963)  
  Four Navy wives create mayhem as they follow their men around the Riviera. Cast: 
Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss, Russ Tamblyn. Dir: Richard Thorpe. C-95 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox  
8:00 PM Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)  
  A swordsman and poet helps another man woo the woman he loves. Cast: 
Jose Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince. Dir: Michael Gordon. BW-113 mins, TV-G  
10:00 PM Moulin Rouge (1952)  
  French painter Toulouse-Lautrec fights to find love despite his physical limitations. Cast: 
Jose Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand. Dir: John Huston. C-119 mins, TV-PG  
12:15 AM Enter Laughing (1967)  
  An aspiring actor gets a job with a broken-down theatre company. Cast: 
Reni Santoni, Jose Ferrer, Elaine May. Dir: Carl Reiner. C-111 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
2:15 AM Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)  
  A scientific experiment unleashes giant crabs on a desert island. Cast: 
Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson. Dir: Roger Corman. BW-63 mins, TV-PG  
3:30 AM Thing From Another World (1951)  
  The crew of a remote Arctic base fights off a murderous monster from outer space. Cast: 
Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness. Dir: Christian Nyby. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
5:00 AM Watch the Skies! (2005)  
  History of the science fiction genre beginning in the 1950s, featureing interviews with George Lucas,
Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Ridley Scott. Dir: Richard Schickel. BW-56 mins, TV-PG, CC  

12 Saturday  
6:00 AM Eve Knew Her Apples (1945)  
  A radio star tries to escape the limelight in the car trunk of a reporter who is eager for a story.
Cast: Ann Miller, William Wright, Ray Walker. Dir: Will Jason. BW-64 mins, TV-G  
7:30 AM Reveille With Beverly (1943)  
  A tap-dancing lady disc jockey finds herself torn between a wealthy man and his former chauffeur.
Cast: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell. Dir: Charles Barton. BW-78 mins, TV-G  
9:00 AM Private Screenings: Ann Miller (1997)  
  The screen's fastest-tapping lady dancer shares memories of her career. Hosted by Robert Osborne.
Cast: Robert Osborne C-48 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:00 AM Tanks a Million (1941)  
  A military man promoted to sergeant because of his photographic memory fights to prove his worth.
Cast: William Tracy, James Gleason, Noah Beery, Jr. Dir: Fred Guiol. BW-50 mins, TV-G  
11:00 AM Hay Foot (1942)  
  An Army colonel mistakenly thinks his assistant is a crack shot. Cast: 
William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, James Gleason. Dir: Fred Guiol. BW-47 mins, TV-G  
12:00 PM Tarzan, The Ape Man (1932)  
  A British lord raised by apes kidnaps a beautiful noblewoman exploring Africa with her father. Cast:
Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, C. Aubrey Smith. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-100 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS
2:00 PM Buccaneer, The (1938)  
  French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812. Cast:
Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff. Dir: Cecil B. De Mille. BW-126 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:15 PM Clash Of The Titans (1981)  
  A Greek hero fights a series of monsters, including the dreaded gorgon, to win the woman he loves.
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Harry Hamlin. Dir: Desmond Davis. C-118 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox
6:30 PM Plunder of the Sun (1953)  
  Mexican Aztec ruins hold the secret of a long-buried treasure. Cast: 
Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina. Dir: John Farrow. BW-82 mins, TV-PG  
8:00 PM Night Of The Hunter, The (1955)  
  A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot. Cast: 
Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Dir: Charles Laughton. BW-93 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
10:00 PM He Ran All the Way (1951)  
  A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment. Cast: 
John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford. Dir: John Berry. BW-78 mins, TV-PG  
11:30 PM Lolita (1962)  
  Vladimir Nabokov's racy classic focuses on an aging intellectual in love with a teenager. Cast:
James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. BW-154 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox DVS
2:15 AM Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)  
  Desperate losers plan a bank robbery with unexpected results. Cast: 
Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-96 mins, TV-PG  
4:00 AM Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)  
  Residents of a Chicago tenement join forces to save a troubled teen from a life of crime. 
Cast: Burl Ives, Shelley Winters, James Darren. Dir: Phillip Leacock. BW-106 mins,  

13 Sunday  
6:00 AM Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)  
  A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried. 
Cast: Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert, George Brent. Dir: Irving Pichel. BW-104 mins, TV-PG  
8:00 AM Saboteur (1942)  
  A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence. 
Cast: Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Norman Lloyd. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:00 AM File On Thelma Jordon, The (1950)  
  A woman seduces a District Attorney and pulls him into a web of theft and murder. 
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly. Dir: Robert Siodmak. BW-100 mins, TV-PG  
12:00 PM Paris When It Sizzles (1964)  
  A Hollywood producer hires a beautiful secretary to keep his drunken screenwriter on track. Cast:
Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Noel Coward. Dir: Richard Quine. C-110 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
2:00 PM Ambassador's Daughter, The (1956)  
  A diplomat's daughter in Paris turns a fact-finding mission into a non-stop party. Cast: 
Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe, Myrna Loy. Dir: Norman Krasna. C-103 mins, TV-G, Letterbox 
4:00 PM World Of Henry Orient, The (1964)  
  Two poor little rich girls dog the steps of a womanizing pianist. Cast: 
Peter Sellers, Angela Lansbury, Paula Prentiss. Dir: George Roy Hill. C-107 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox
6:00 PM President's Analyst, The (1967)  
  A psychiatrist treating the President discovers an international shadow government. Cast: 
James Coburn, Godfrey Cambridge, Severn Darden. Dir: Theodore J. Flicker. C-103 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox
8:00 PM Rhapsody In Blue (1945)  
  Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
Cast: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith. Dir: Irving Rapper. BW-141 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:30 PM Fabulous Dorseys, The (1947)  
  Two bandleaders rise to the top then split up the act over sibling rivalry. Cast: 
Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Janet Blair. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-89 mins, TV-G, CC  
  In this silent short, a man struggles to keep house when his wife leaves him. Cast: 
Max Linder, Jane Renouardt, Delphine Renot. Dir: Max Linder. BW-10 mins,  
12:30 AM MAX TAKES A PICTURE (1913)  
  In this silent, a young man's vacation is disrupted when he thinks his girlfriend has drowned.
Cast: Max Linder. Dir: Lucien Nonguet. BW-13 mins  
12:45 AM Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)  
  In this silent film, a man's attempts to avoid bad luck after he breaks a mirror lead straight to it.
Cast: Max Linder, Thelma Percy, Alta Allen. Dir: Max Linder. BW-62 mins, TV-G  
2:00 AM Viridiana (1961)  
  When she inherits a fortune, a young nun tries to help the poor. Cast: 
Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey. Dir: Luis Bunuel. BW-91 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
4:00 AM Gregory's Girl (1981)  
  A schoolboy falls for a girl who wins a place on his school's soccer team. Cast: 
John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy. Dir: Bill Forsyth. C-91 mins, , Letterbox Format  

14 Monday  
6:00 AM Singin' In The Rain (1952)  
  A silent film star finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound. Cast: 
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor. Dir: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen. C-103 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
7:45 AM North By Northwest (1959)  
  An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase. Cast: 
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-136 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox DVS  
10:15 AM Maltese Falcon, The (1941)  
  Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue. Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: John Huston. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
12:00 PM Casablanca (1942)  
  An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS
2:00 PM Philadelphia Story, The (1940)  
  Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage. Cast: 
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart. Dir: George Cukor. BW-112 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
4:00 PM Citizen Kane (1941)  
  The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead. Dir: Orson Welles. BW-120 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
6:00 PM Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)  
  The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John. Cast:
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone. Dir: William Keighley, Michael Curtiz. C-102, TV-G, CC, DVS
8:00 PM Professionals, The (1966)  
  A corrupt rancher hires four soldiers of fortune to rescue his wife from kidnappers. Cast: 
Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan. Dir: Richard Brooks. C-117 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format  
10:15 PM Wuthering Heights (1939)  
  A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy. Cast: 
Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Geraldine Fitzgerald. Dir: William Wyler. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:15 AM Lonely Are The Brave (1962)  
  A modern-day cowboy defies the law in order to live a free man. Cast: 
Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau. Dir: David Miller. BW-107 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
2:15 AM Little Big Man (1970)  
  An American pioneer raised by Indians ends up fighting alongside General Custer. Cast: 
Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George. Dir: Arthur Penn. C-140 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox  
4:45 AM Across The Wide Missouri (1951)  
  An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier. Cast: 
Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak. Dir: William A. Wellman. C-78 mins, TV-G, CC  

15 Tuesday  
6:15 AM Fastest Guitar Alive, The (1967)  
  When the Civil War ends, Confederate spies have to return the fortune they just stole. Cast: 
Roy Orbison, Sammy Jackson, Maggie Pierce. Dir: Michael Moore. C-87 mins, TV-PG  
7:45 AM Don't Knock the Rock (1956)  
  A disc jockey fights prejudice against rock 'n' roll and the kids who dance to it. Cast: 
Alan Dale, Patricia Hardy, Bill Haley. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-85 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:15 AM Don't Knock the Twist (1962)  
  A TV executive tries to create a musical special to save his network. Cast: 
Chubby Checker, Lang Jeffries, Mari Blanchard. Dir: Oscar Rudolph. BW-86 mins, TV-G, Letterbox  
10:45 AM Juke Box Rhythm (1959)  
  A princess visiting New York gets mixed up with rock musicians. Cast: 
Jo Morrow, Jack Jones, Brian Donlevy. Dir: Arthur Dreifuss. BW-82 mins, TV-G  
12:15 PM Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)  
  Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed searches for a talent contest's mysterious winner. Cast: 
Alan Freed, Jimmy Clanton, Chuck Berry. Dir: Paul Landres. BW-74 mins, TV-G  
1:45 PM Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956)  
  A talent scout tricks a legendary Latin music star into recording for his label. Cast: 
Stephen Dunne, Sylvia Lewis, Damaso Perez Prado. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-78 mins,  
3:15 PM Bop Girl (1957)  
  A psychiatrist predicts that calypso will replace rock 'n' roll. Cast: 
Judy Tyler, Bobby Troup, Lucien Littlefield. Dir: Howard W. Koch. BW-80 mins, TV-G  
4:45 PM It's Trad, Dad! (1961)  
  Two British teens and their friends bring "traditional" jazz to a small English town. Cast: 
Helen Shapiro, Craig Douglas, Acker Bilk. Dir: Richard Lester. BW-78 mins, TV-G  
6:00 PM Get Yourself A College Girl (1964)  
  A music publisher courts a student songwriter at a ski resort. Cast: 
Chad Everett, Mary Ann Mobley, Nancy Sinatra. Dir: Sidney Miller. C-87 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
7:30 PM MGM Parade Show #4 (1955)  
  George Murphy tours Lake Metro, where "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Show Boat" were shot, and introduces
a clip from "Good News." These clips feature June Allyson and Peter Lawford. BW-26 mins, TV-G  
8:00 PM Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008)  
  Gene Wilder sits with Alec Baldwin for a conversation about Wilder's extensive career. 
BW-59 mins, CC, Letterbox Format  
9:15 PM Producers, The (1968)  
  A Broadway producer decides to get rich by creating the biggest flop of his career. Cast: 
Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars. Dir: Mel Brooks. C-90 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
11:00 PM Blazing Saddles (1974)  
  A black sheriff takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer. Cast: 
Cleavon Little, Madeline Kahn, Gene Wilder. Dir: Mel Brooks. C-93 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
1:00 AM Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008)  
  (repeated from 5pm/8pm EST)  
2:15 AM Start The Revolution Without Me (1970)  
  Two mismatched sets of identical twins mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution
Cast: Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith. Dir: Bud Yorkin. C-91 mins,  
4:00 AM Blazing Saddles (1974)  
  A black sheriff takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer. Cast: 
Cleavon Little, Madeline Kahn, Gene Wilder. Dir: Mel Brooks. C-93 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  

16 Wednesday  
6:15 AM Festival of Shorts #20 (1999)  
  Animals in movies are the focus of these shorts, which include Famous Movie Dogs, Hollywood Scout
and The Horse With the Human Mind. BW-27 mins, CC  
6:45 AM Great Dictator, The (1940)  
  A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator with a little mustache. Cast: 
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-120 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:00 AM Monsieur Verdoux (1947)  
  A man woos and murders rich widows to support his invalid wife. Cast: 
Charles Chaplin, Martha Raye, Isobel Elsom. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-119 mins, TV-14  
11:00 AM Dog's Life, A (1918)  
  In this silent film, the Little Tramp finds a stolen fortune with the help of his dog. Cast:
Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-33 mins, TV-G  
11:45 AM Limelight (1952)  
  A broken-down comic sacrifices everything to give a young dancer a shot at the big time. Cast:
Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Buster Keaton. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-132 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:00 PM King in New York, A (1957)  
  A European king loses his money while stranded in the U.S. Cast: 
Charles Chaplin, Michael Chaplin, Dawn Addams. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-100 mins, TV-PG  
3:45 PM Short Film: Chaplin Revue, The (1959)  
  Features three Chaplin shorts A Dog's Life, Shoulder Arms and The Pilgrim. BW-112 mins, TV-G  
5:45 PM Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)  
  Comprehensive look at the life and career of the greatest comic icon the world has ever known.
Cast: Narrated by Sydney Pollack. Dir: Richard Schickel. BW-132 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 PM Without Reservations (1946)  
  A woman writer falls for a war hero who's a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel. 
Cast: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:00 PM General, The (1927)  
  In this silent, a Confederate engineer fights to save his train and his girlfriend from the Union army.
Cast: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender. Dir: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman. BW-75 mins, TV-G
11:30 PM Our Hospitality (1923)  
  In this silent, a man returns home to the old South and gets caught between feuding families. Cast:
Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts. Dir: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton. BW-73 mins, TV-G  
1:00 AM Mrs. O'Malley And Mr. Malone (1950)  
  A lawyer and a widow encounter murder on a train ride. Cast: 
Marjorie Main, James Whitmore, Ann Dvorak. Dir: Norman Taurog. BW-69 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:15 AM Closely Watched Trains (1967)  
  A bumbling railroad dispatcher joins the resistance in World War II to impress the girls. 
Cast: Vaclav Neckar, Josef Somr, Jitka Bendova. Dir: Jiri Menzel. BW-93 mins, TV-14  
4:00 AM Now or Never (1921)  
  In this silent film, a young man deals with escorting a child on a train trip. Cast: 
Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Mae Bilson. Dir: Hal Roach BW-36 mins, TV-G  
4:45 AM Danger Lights (1931)  
  A family railroad is threatened when the owner's girl falls for a conductor. Cast: 
Louis Wolheim, Robert Armstrong, Jean Arthur. Dir: George B. Seitz. BW-74 mins, TV-G  

17 Thursday  
6:00 AM Rachel And The Stranger (1948)  
  A mail-order bride finds herself attracted to a handsome drifter. Cast: 
Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum. Dir: Norman Foster. BW-79 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:30 AM Boots Malone (1952)  
  A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top. Cast:
William Holden, Johnny Stewart, Stanley Clements. Dir: William Dieterle. BW-104 mins, TV-PG  
9:15 AM Man From Colorado, The (1948)  
  A Civil War veteran becomes a judge so he can take out his bitterness on the world. Cast: 
Glenn Ford, William Holden, Ellen Drew. Dir: Henry Levin. C-98 mins, TV-PG  
11:00 AM Alvarez Kelly (1966)  
  A suave Mexican cattleman inadvertantly gets involved in the Civil War. Cast: 
William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. C-110 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
1:00 PM Dark Past, The (1948)  
  A psychologist tries to analyze the criminal who's taken him hostage. Cast: 
William Holden, Nina Foch, Lee J. Cobb. Dir: Rudolph Mate. BW-74 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:30 PM Father Is a Bachelor (1950)  
  Five orphans 'adopt' a loner and set out to find him a wife. Cast: 
William Holden, Coleen Gray, Charles Winninger. Dir: Abby Berlin, Norman Foster. BW-85 mins, TV-G  
4:00 PM Country Girl, The (1954)  
  While trying to help her husband make a comeback, alcoholic singer's wife fights her love for another man
Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden. Dir: George Seaton. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:00 PM Bridges At Toko-Ri, The (1954)  
  Two jet pilots forge a lasting friendship while fighting the Korean War. Cast: 
William Holden, Grace Kelly, Mickey Rooney. Dir: Mark Robson. C-103 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:48 pm  Short: Around The World In California (1947)
  C-9 mins
8:00 PM Tortilla Flat (1942)  
  Inhabitants of a Southern California fishing village strive for the simple pleasures of life.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield. Dir: Victor Fleming. BW-99 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:45 PM White Cargo (1942)  
  A sultry native woman ignites the passions of workers on an African plantation. Cast: 
Hedy Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon, Frank Morgan. Dir: Richard Thorpe. BW-89 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:30 PM Heavenly Body, The (1943)  
  An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer. Cast: 
William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig. Dir: Alexander Hall. BW-95 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:15 AM Conspirators, The (1944)  
  A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon. Cast: 
Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Jean Negulesco. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC  
3:00 AM Experiment Perilous (1944)  
  A small-town doctor tries to help a beautiful woman with a deranged husband. Cast: 
Hedy Lamarr, Paul Lukas, George Brent. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-91 mins, TV-G  
4:45 AM Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)  
  A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory. Cast: 
Walter Pidgeon, Rita Johnson, Donald Meek. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-59 mins, TV-PG, CC  

18 Friday  
6:00 AM Coquette (1929)  
  A Southern belle's flirtation with a working man leads to tragedy. Cast: 
Mary Pickford, Johnny Mack Brown, Matt Moore. Dir: Sam Taylor. BW-76 mins, TV-PG  
7:30 AM Night Parade (1929)  
  A woman tries to seduce a champion boxer into throwing a fight for the mob. Cast: 
Hugh Trevor, Lloyd Ingraham, Dorothy Gulliver. Dir: Malcolm St. Clair. BW-71 mins,  
8:45 AM Fall Guy, The (1930)  
  An unemployed druggist gets mixed up with gangsters. Cast: 
Jack Mulhall, Mae Clark, Ned Sparks. Dir: Leslie Pearce. BW-66 mins,  
10:00 AM Lilly Turner (1933)  
  After unwittingly marrying a bigamist, a pregnant woman faces many trials on the road to romance.
Cast: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Frank McHugh. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-65 mins, TV-PG  
11:15 AM Heat Lightning (1934)  
  A lady gas station attendant gets mixed up with escaped murderers. Cast: 
Aline McMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-64 mins, TV-G  
12:30 PM Straight Is The Way (1934)  
  A small-time gangster wants to go straight until he loses his girl to a rival hood. 
Cast: Franchot Tone, Karen Morley, Gladys George. Dir: Paul Sloane. BW-60 mins, TV-G  
1:31 pm  Short: Govenor C.C. Young Hails Greater Talkie Season (1928)
  C-3 mins
1:45 PM Three Men On A Horse (1936)  
  Gangsters kidnap a timid poet with a knack for picking winning horses. 
Cast: Frank McHugh, Sam Levene, Joan Blondell. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-86 mins, TV-G  
3:15 PM On Your Toes (1939)  
  A hoofer gets mixed up with a ballet dancer, triggering backstage jealousy. 
Cast: Vera Zorina, Eddie Albert, Donald O'Connor. Dir: Ray Enright. BW-94 mins, TV-G  
5:00 PM Too Many Girls (1940)  
  Four college football stars are hired to chaperon a reckless heiress to a Wild West college.
Cast: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Ann Miller. Dir: George Abbott. BW-85 mins, TV-G, CC  
6:30 PM Highway West (1941)  
  A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster. 
Cast: Brenda Marshall, Arthur Kennedy, William Lundigan. Dir: William McGann. BW-63 mins
7:35pm  Short: Coffins On Wheels (1941)
  BW-17 mins
8:00 PM Strangers When We Meet (1960)  
  An extramarital affair threatens the fortunes of two families. Cast: 
Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs. Dir: Richard Quine. BW-117 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
10:00 PM The Stepford Wives (1975)  
  A recent arrival in suburbia suspects a sinister reason for the local women's perfect behavior. Cast:
Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Tina Louise. Dir: Bryan Forbes. C-115 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
12:00 AM Bachelor In Paradise (1961)  
  A writer moves into a housing development to study married couples. Cast: 
Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige. Dir: Jack Arnold. C-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
2:00 AM Suburbia (1984)  
  A boy from a troubled home finds a new family when he joins a group of runaways. Cast: 
Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clary. Dir: Penelope Spheeris. C-95 mins, TV-MA  
3:45 AM Delinquent Daughters (1944)  
  Two teenage girls find trouble when they fall in with the wrong crowd. Cast: 
Fifi D'Orsay, Teala Loring, June Carlson. Dir: Albert Herman. BW-72 mins
4:58 am  Short: Teenagers On Trial (1955) 
  BW-8 mins
5:15 AM MGM Parade Show #4 (1955)  
  George Murphy tours Lake Metro, where "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Show Boat" were shot, and introduces
a clip from "Good News." These clips feature June Allyson and Peter Lawford. BW-26 mins, TV-G  

19 Saturday  
6:00 AM Each Dawn I Die (1939)  
  A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed. Cast: 
James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan. Dir: William Keighley. BW-92 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:33 am  Short: Wash Your Step (1936)
  BW-22 mins  
8:00 AM Body And Soul (1947)  
  A young boxer slugs his way out of the slums only to fall prey to organized crime. Cast: 
John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Anne Revere. Dir: Robert Rossen. BW-106 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:00 AM About Face (1942)  
  Two army sergeants wreak havoc on leave. Cast: 
William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Jean Porter. Dir: Kurt Neumann. BW-44 mins, TV-G  
11:00 AM Fall In (1943)  
  An Army sergeant's photographic memory puts him in conflict with a Nazi spy. Cast: 
William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Jean Porter. Dir: Kurt Neumann. BW-48 mins, TV-G  
12:00 PM Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)  
  Contrived comedy about a woman determined to gain upper hand over oft-married millionaire.
  Claudette Colbert, David Niven, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton. BW-85 mins  
1:30 PM Custer Of The West (1968)  
  The flamboyant Cavalry officer courts disaster when he fights the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes. Cast:
Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Ty Hardin. Dir: Robert Siodmak. C-141 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
4:00 PM Devil's Brigade, The (1968)  
  Experienced soldiers and misfits join forces to create a World War II commando unit. Cast:
William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards. Dir: Andrew V. McLaglen. C-132 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox  
6:15 PM Defiant Ones, The (1958)  
  Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other. Cast: 
Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel. Dir: Stanley Kramer. BW-96 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 PM Misfits, The (1961)  
  A sensitive divorcee gets mixed up with modern cowboys roping mustangs in the desert. Cast: 
Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift. Dir: John Huston. BW-125 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
10:15 PM Teacher's Pet (1958)  
  Tough editor assumes a fake identity to study journalism with a lady professor who criticized his work.
Cast: Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young. Dir: George Seaton. BW-120 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
12:30 AM Wife vs. Secretary (1936)  
  A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage. Cast: 
Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-88 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:00 AM Boom Town (1940)  
  Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil. Cast: 
Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert. Dir: Jack Conway. BW-119 mins, TV-PG, CC  
4:15 AM King And Four Queens, The (1956)  
  When four outlaw brothers are killed, a con man tries to win the confidence of their widows. Cast:
Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jo Van Fleet. Dir: Raoul Walsh. C-84 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
5:42 am  Short: Story That Couldn'T Be Printed, The (1939)
  BW-11 mins  

20 Sunday  
6:00 AM Kissin' Cousins (1964)  
  A singing military officer gets mixed up with his look-alike hillbilly cousin. Cast: 
Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Yvonne Craig. Dir: Gene Nelson. C-96 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
7:40 am  Short: Pirate Party On Catalina (1935)
  C-19 mins
8:00 AM Pirate, The (1948)  
  An actor poses as a notorious pirate to court a romantic Caribbean girl. Cast: 
Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Gladys Cooper. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. C-102 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:43am  Short: Judy Garland Biography (1962)
  BW-4 mins
10:00 AM Son of Flubber (1963)  
  Absent-minded professor gets into trouble because of his experiments with gravity defying. Cast:
Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Robert Stevenson. BW-103 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:49 am  Short: Evening Alone, An (1938)
  BW-9 mins  
12:00 PM Another Thin Man (1939)  
  Not even parenthood can stop sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder. Cast:
William Powell, Myrna Loy, C. Aubrey Smith. Dir: W. S. Van Dyke II. BW-103 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:00 PM Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The (1947)  
  An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it's not so easy in real life. Cast: 
Danny Kaye, Fay Bainter, Ann Rutherford. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. C-110 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:00 PM Goodbye Girl, The (1977)  
  A dancer discovers her runaway boyfriend has sublet her apartment to an aspiring actor. Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings. Dir: Herbert Ross. C-111 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format  
6:00 PM Plaza Suite (1971)  
  A New York hotel room is the setting for three stories of romantic squabbles. Cast: 
Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Lee Grant. Dir: Arthur Hiller. C-114 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
We're making the following change on April 20th to honor the great director Jules Dassin:
8:00 PM   Naked City (1948)
8:00 PM Thomas Crown Affair, The (1968)  
  A bored tycoon turns to bank robbery and courts the insurance investigator assigned to bring him in. Cast:
Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke. Dir: Norman Jewison. C-102 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox  
9:45 PM Topkapi (1964)  
  International band of thieves plots to steal priceless treasure from heavily guarded museum. Cast:
Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, Peter Ustinov. Dir: Jules Dassin. C-119 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
12:00 AM Michael (1924)  
  In this silent, a famed artist fights his passion for a male model, until the man falls for a woman.
Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Walter Slezak, Nora Gregor. Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer. BW-86 mins, TV-14  
2:00 AM Munchhausen (1943)  
  The legendary storyteller searches for the secret of eternal life. Cast: 
Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Brigitte Horney. Dir: Josef von Baky. C-111 mins  
4:00 AM Killer of Sheep (1977)  
  A black slaughterhouse worker copes with the stress of raising a family with little money. 
Cast: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy. Dir: Charles Burnett. BW-80 mins, TV-MA, CC
5:21 am  Short: Lion Roars Again, The (1975)
  C-17 mins  
5:49 am  Short: So You Want To Hold Your Wife (1947)
  BW-11 mins  

21 Monday  
6:00 AM Festival of Shorts #20 (1999)  
  Animals in movies are the focus of these shorts, which include Famous Movie Dogs, Hollywood Scout
and The Horse With the Human Mind. BW-27 mins, CC  
6:30 AM In Person (1935)  
  A movie star runs off to the mountains for an incognito vacation. Cast: 
Ginger Rogers, George Brent, Alan Mowbray. Dir: William A. Seiter. BW-87 mins, TV-G  
8:00 AM It Had to Be You (1947)  
  A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman. Cast: 
Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde, Spring Byington. Dir: Donald Hartman, Rudolph Mate. BW-98 mins, TV-G  
9:45 AM Return of October, The (1948)  
  Heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
Cast: Glenn Ford, Terry Moore, James Gleason. Dir: Joseph H. Lewis. C-89 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:15 AM Strictly Dishonorable (1951)  
  An opera star risks disaster when he marries a lovesick fan. Cast: 
Ezio Pinza, Janet Leigh, Millard Mitchell. Dir: Norman Panama. BW-95 mins, TV-PG  
1:00 PM Court Jester, The (1956)  
  A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel. Cast: 
Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone. Dir: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank. C-101 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox  
2:45 PM Facts of Life, The (1960)  
  Suburban marrieds are tempted to dabble in adultery. Cast: 
Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Ruth Hussey. Dir: Melvin Frank. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
4:30 PM Road To Hong Kong, The (1962)  
  A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race. Cast: 
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour. Dir: Norman Panama. BW-91 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format  
6:03 pm  Short: Hong Kong "The Hub Of The Orient" (1937)
  In this "Traveltalk," we learn about the history, people and customs of Hong Kong. C-8 mins
6:15 PM Maltese Bippy, The (1969)  
  A porn star thinks he's become a werewolf. Cast: 
Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Julie Newmar. Dir: Norman Panama. C-92 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
8:00 pm  Tom Sawyer (1973)
  The American bad boy sails the Mississippi with his friend Huck Finn after their supposed deaths.
  Dir: Don Taylor C-99 mins, TV-PG      
9:48 pm  Short: Milton Fox, Esq. (1964)
  BW-5 mins
10:00 PM High Plains Drifter (1973)  
  A mysterious gunman signs on to protect a small town from bandits. Cast: 
Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Mitch Ryan. Dir: Clint Eastwood. C-105 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
12:00 AM Operation Petticoat (1959)  
  During World War II, the crew of a decrepit submarine takes on a team of Navy nurses. Cast: 
Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Dina Merrill. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-121 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
2:15 AM I Love a Bandleader (1945)  
  An amnesiac thinks he's a popular bandleader. Cast: 
Phil Harris, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Leslie Brooks. Dir: Del Lord. BW-70 mins  
3:30 AM Age Of Consent (1969)  
  An artist runs off to the South Pacific and falls for a young girl there. Cast: 
James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack McGowran. Dir: Michael Powell. C-107 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format  
5:30 AM MGM Parade Show #4 (1955)  
  George Murphy tours Lake Metro, where "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Show Boat" were shot, and introduces
a clip from "Good News." These clips feature June Allyson and Peter Lawford. BW-26 mins, TV-G  

22 Tuesday  
6:00 AM Saps at Sea (1940)  
  Two factory workers accidentally set sail with an escaped killer. Cast: 
Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, James Finlayson. Dir: Gordon M. Douglas. BW-58 mins, TV-G  
7:00 AM Never Wave at a WAC (1952)  
  A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life. Cast: 
Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-87 mins, TV-G  
8:35 am  Short: Beyond The Line Of Duty (1942)
  BW-22 mins
9:00 AM Red River (1948)  
  A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive. Cast: 
John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-133 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:15 AM Key Largo (1948)  
  A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane. Cast: 
Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall. Dir: John Huston. BW-101 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
1:00 PM Third Man, The (1949)  
  A man's investigation of a friend's death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna. 
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Alida Valli. Dir: Carol Reed. BW-104 mins, TV-14, CC  
2:45 PM Harvey (1950)  
  Wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family. Cast: 
James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Cecil Kellaway. Dir: Henry Koster. BW-104 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:30 PM Odd Couple, The (1968)  
  A divorced neat freak moves in with his sloppy best friend. Cast: 
Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman. Dir: Gene Saks. C-105 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
6:15 PM Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)  
  A cowboy (James Garner) drifts into a lawless town and brings things back together. Cast: 
Harry Morgan, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan. Dir: Burt Kennedy. C-93 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
8:00 PM Easy Living (1937)  
  When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family's battles.
Cast: Jean Arthur, Ray Milland, Edward Arnold. Dir: Mitchell Liesen. BW-88 mins,  
9:45 PM Midnight (1939)  
  An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society. Cast: 
Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore. Dir: Mitchell Leisen. BW-94 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:30 PM Major and the Minor, The (1942)  
  A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy. Cast: 
Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Diana Lynn. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-100 mins, TV-G  
1:15 AM Weekend at the Waldorf (1945)  
  In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy. Cast:
Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Lana Turner. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-130 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:30 AM Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)  
  A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist. Cast: 
Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Marilyn Monroe. Dir: John Huston. BW-112 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
5:30 AM Festival of Shorts #20 (1999)  
  Animals in movies are the focus of these shorts, which include Famous Movie Dogs,
  Hollywood Scout and The Horse With the Human Mind. BW-27 mins, CC  

23 Wednesday  
6:00 AM Assignment - Paris (1952)  
  An international correspondent digs up evidence of a Communist conspiracy. Cast: 
Dana Andrews, Marta Toren, George Sanders. Dir: Robert Parris. BW-84 mins, TV-G  
7:30 AM Drive a Crooked Road (1954)  
  A mechanic gets caught up with the mob when he falls for a gangster's girlfriend. Cast: 
Mickey Rooney, Diane Foster, Kevin McCarthy. Dir: Richard Quine. BW-83 mins, , Letterbox Format  
9:00 AM Rogue Cop (1954)  
  A police detective on the take tries to catch his brother's killer. Cast: 
Robert Taylor, George Raft, Janet Leigh. Dir: Roy Rowland. BW-92 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:40 am  Short: Nostradamus Says So (1953)
  BW-11 mins  
11:00 AM Tight Spot (1955)  
  A district attorney tries to get a hardboiled woman to testify against the mob. Cast: 
Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith. Dir: Phil Carlson. BW-96 mins, , Letterbox Format  
12:50 pm  Short: This Is A Living? (1953)
  BW-9 mins  
1:00 PM Pushover (1954)  
  A police detective falls for the bank robber's girlfriend he is supposed to be tailing. 
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak, Philip Carey. Dir: Richard Quine. BW-88 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox
2:44 pm  Short: Future Is Now, The (1955)
  BW-15 mins
3:00 PM Middle of the Night (1959)  
  A widowed businessman courts a younger woman who works for him. Cast: 
Fredric March, Kim Novak, Lee Grant. Dir: Delbert Mann. BW-118 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
5:05 pm  Short: Walter Pigeon Announcement (1955)
  BW-2 mins  
5:15 PM Chase, The (1966)  
  A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown. Cast: 
Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford. Dir: Arthur Penn. C-133 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
7:29 pm  Short: Arctic Roundup (1957)
  C-28 mins  
8:00 PM Murder On The Orient Express (1974)  
  Detective Hercule Poirot investigates murder of a mysterious businessman during a luxurious train ride.
Cast: Albert Finney, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman. Dir: Sidney Lumet. C-128 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox
10:15 PM Lady Vanishes, The (1938)  
  A woman on vacation triggers an international incident when she says an elderly friend has disappeared.
Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Dame May Whitty. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-96 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:00 AM Sherlock Holmes in Terror by Night (1946)  
  Sherlock Holmes signs on to protect a priceless diamond from jewel thieves. Cast: 
Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray. Dir: Roy William Neill. BW-63 mins, TV-G  
1:15 AM Murder In The Private Car (1934)  
  A speeding train becomes the setting for murder. Cast: 
Russell Hardie, Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel. Dir: Harry Beaumont. BW-63 mins, TV-G  
2:30 AM Lone Wolf Takes a Chance, The (1941)  
  A reformed jewel thief fights to clear his name when he's framed for murder. Cast: 
Warren William, Eric Blore, June Storey. Dir: Sidney Salkow. BW-75 mins, TV-G  
4:00 AM Brass Target (1978)  
  Gold thieves plot to assassinate General Patton in the days following World War II. Cast: 
John Cassavetes, Sophia Loren, George Kennedy. Dir: John Hough. C-111 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox  

24 Thursday  
6:00 AM Trouble With Harry, The (1955)  
  A corpse creates a world of trouble for several passersby who each believe they may have caused the death.
Cast: Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
7:45 AM Sheepman, The (1958)  
  A tough sheep farmer battles the local cattle baron for land and a beautiful woman. Cast: 
Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen. Dir: George Marshall. C-86 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
9:15 AM Matchmaker, The (1958)  
  A matchmaker falls for the man she is supposed to help find a wife. Cast: 
Shirley Booth, Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Perkins. Dir: Joseph Anthony. BW-101 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:00 AM Some Came Running (1958)  
  A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals. Cast: 
Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. C-136 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
1:30 PM Two Loves (1961)  
  A conservative teacher struggles with her values while teaching natives in New Zealand. Cast:
Shirley MacLaine, Laurence Harvey, Jack Hawkins. Dir: Charles Walters. C-96 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
3:15 PM Irma La Douce (1963)  
  A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living prostitute. Cast: 
Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Lou Jacobi. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-143 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
5:45 PM Yellow Rolls-Royce, The (1964)  
  A classic car changes the lives of three sets of owners. Cast: 
Rex Harrison, Shirley MacLaine, Ingrid Bergman. Dir: Anthony Asquith. C-123 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
8:00 PM Samson and Delilah (1949)  
  Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love. Cast: 
Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, Angela Lansbury. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille. C-128 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:15 PM My Favorite Spy (1951)  
  A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm. Cast: 
Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-93 mins, TV-G  
12:00 AM Lady Without Passport, A (1950)  
  A secret service agent falls in love with an illegal immigrant. Cast: 
Hedy Lamarr, John Hodiak, James Craig. Dir: Joseph H. Lewis. BW-74 mins, TV-PG, CC  
1:30 AM Her Highness And The Bellboy (1945)  
  A bellboy is the unlikely choice to escort a visiting princess, over the protests of girlfriend.
Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Walker, June Allyson. Dir: Richard Thorpe. BW-111 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:30 AM Strange Woman, The (1946)  
  An unscrupulous 19th-century woman will stop at nothing to control the men in her life. 
Cast: Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer. BW-99 mins, TV-PG  
5:10 AM Short: The Incredible Stranger (1942)
  BW-12 mins 
5:30 AM MGM Parade Show #4 (1955)  
  George Murphy tours Lake Metro, where "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Show Boat" were shot, and introduces
a clip from "Good News." These clips feature June Allyson and Peter Lawford. BW-26 mins, TV-G  

25 Friday  
6:00 AM Woman In Red, The (1935)  
  A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society. Cast: 
Barbara Stanwyck, Genevieve Tobin, Gene Raymond. Dir: Robert Florey. BW-68 mins, TV-PG  
7:15 AM Gambling Lady (1934)  
  Two gamblers fall in love but one is already married to a possible murderer. Cast: 
Barbara Stanwyck, Pat O'Brien, Joel McCrea. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-66 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:30 AM Joker Is Wild, The (1957)  
  Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords. Cast: 
Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain. Dir: Charles Vidor. BW-126 mins, TV-PG  
11:00 AM Happy Anniversary (1959)  
  An accidental slip reveals that a happily married couple were intimate before marriage. 
Cast: David Niven, Mitzi Gaynor, Carl Reiner. Dir: David Miller. BW-83 mins, TV-PG  
12:30 PM Catered Affair, The (1956)  
  A working-class mother fights to give her daughter a big wedding whether the girl wants it or not.
Cast: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds. Dir: Richard Brooks. BW-94 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox  
2:15 PM Unsinkable Molly Brown, The (1964)  
  Musical biography of the backwoods girl who struck it rich in Colorado and survived the Titanic. Cast:
Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley. Dir: Charles Walters. C-129 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox  
4:30 PM Gorgeous Hussy, The (1936)  
  President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both. Cast:
Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:15 PM Torch Song (1953)  
  A tempestuous musical theatre star falls for a blind pianist. Cast: 
Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young. Dir: Charles Walters. C-90 mins, TV-G  
8:00 PM Party, The (1968)  
  An Indian actor turns a swank Hollywood party into a disaster. Cast: 
Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Marge Champion. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-99 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
10:00 PM Pajama Party (1964)  
  A Martian teenager sent to prepare for an invasion falls in love with an Earth girl. Cast: 
Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Elsa Lanchester. Dir: Don Weis. C-85 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
11:30 PM Bachelor Party, The (1957)  
  A group of frustrated office workers try to give their engaged friend a big send-off. Cast: 
Don Murray, Jack Warden, Carolyn Jones. Dir: Delbert Mann. BW-94 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
1:15 AM Niagara Falls (1941)  
  A pair of dunces mistake squabbling strangers for fellow newlyweds. Cast: 
Tom Brown, Marjorie Woodworth, ZaSu Pitts. Dir: Gordon Douglas. BW-43 mins, TV-G  
2:00 AM Grand Theft Auto (1977)  
  Young lovers race to Vegas to get married before the girl's father can catch them. Cast: 
Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Elizabeth Rogers. Dir: Ron Howard. C-84 mins, TV-PG  
3:30 AM Fast and the Furious, The (1954)  
  A wrongly convicted man takes a young woman hostage while fighting to clear his name. Cast: 
John Ireland, Dorothy Malone, Iris Adrian. Dir: John Ireland, Edward Sampson. BW-74 mins,  
4:45 AM Detour (1945)  
  A hitchhiker takes on a dead man's identity only to face blackmail by an unscrupulous woman. Cast:
Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer. BW-68 mins, TV-PG  

26 Saturday  
6:00 AM Search, The (1948)  
  An American soldier in post-war Europe becomes attached to a homeless child. Cast: 
Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:45 am  Short: In The Valley Of The Rhine (1953)
  C-8 mins  
8:00 AM Casey's Shadow (1978)  
  A young boy from a racing family tries to turn his pet horse into a champion. Cast: 
Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Robert Webber. Dir: Martin Ritt. C-117 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
10:00 AM Yanks Ahoy (1943)  
  Feuding sergeants wreak havoc on the Navy. Cast: 
William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Marjorie Woodworth. Dir: Kurt Neumann. BW-58 mins, TV-G  
11:00 AM Here Comes Trouble (1948)  
  A newspaper publisher and his ace reporter try to solve the murder of a blackmailing stripper. Cast:
Bill Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Betty Compson. Dir: Fred Guiol. BW-54 mins, TV-G  
12:00 PM Hondo (1954)  
  An Army man takes a widow and her son under his wing in Apache territory. Cast: 
John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond. Dir: John Farrow. C-84 mins, TV-PG, CC  
1:30 PM Wake Of The Red Witch (1949)  
  A captain fights a Dutch shipping magnate for a treasure and the heart of a beautiful woman. Cast: 
John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young. Dir: Edward Ludwig. BW-107 mins, TV-PG, CC  
3:30 PM Brannigan (1975)  
  A Chicago police detective has to bring a crook home from London. Cast: 
John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson. Dir: Douglas Hickox. C-111 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
5:30 PM Natural, The (1984)  
  An overaged baseball player comes out of nowhere to save his team. Cast: 
Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger. Dir: Barry Levinson. C-138 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 PM Paper Moon (1973)  
  A fraudulent bible salesman reluctantly adopts a tough little girl who could be his daughter. Cast:
Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn. Dir: Peter Bogdanovich. BW-102 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
10:00 PM Huckleberry Finn (1974)  
  Mark Twain's famed tale of a Missouri bad boy who helps a runaway slave escape to the North. Cast:
Jeff East, Paul Winfield, David Wayne. Dir: J. Lee-Thompson. C-118 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
12:15 AM New York, New York (1977)  
  Jazz musician and a singer fight and love their way through the show biz world of the late forties. Cast:
Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander. Dir: Martin Scorsese. C-163 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
3:00 AM Scorsese on Scorsese (2004)  
  Director Martin Scorsese discusses his career and film clips in an interview. BW-86 mins, TV-MA, CC
4:30 AM Boxcar Bertha (1972)  
  A union leader enlists his girlfriend in a plot to get back at the railroad's evil management.
  Cast: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus. Dir: Martin Scorsese. C-88 mins, Letterbox  

27 Sunday  
6:00 AM G-Men (1935)  
  A mob protege joins the FBI when a friend is gunned down. Cast: 
James Cagney, Ann Dvorak, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: William Keighley. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:30 AM Captain Kidd (1945)  
  An infamous pirate tries to double cross the King of England. Cast: 
Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, John Carradine. Dir: Rowland V. Lee. BW-81 mins, TV-G  
9:00 AM Mating of Millie, The (1948)  
  A businesswoman who wants to adopt a child must find a husbband. Cast: 
Evelyn Keyes, Glenn Ford, Ron Randell. Dir: Henry Levin. BW-87 mins, TV-G  
10:30 AM Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)  
  A married violinist deserts his family when he falls for his accompanist. Cast: 
Leslie Howard, Ingrid Bergman, Edna Best. Dir: Gregory Ratoff. BW-70 mins, TV-14, CC  
12:00 PM Paths Of Glory (1957)  
  A military lawyer comes to question the status quo when he defends three men accused of cowardice.
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. BW-88 mins, TV-PG, CC  
1:30 PM Here Come The Girls (1953)  
  A chorus boy is used as bait to catch an attacker. Cast: 
Bob Hope, Tony Martin, Arlene Dahl. Dir: Claude Binyon. C-78 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:00 PM Houseboat (1958)  
  An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children. Cast:
Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer. Dir: Melville Shavelson. C-110 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
5:00 PM Glenn Miller Story, The (1954)  
  The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going. Cast: 
James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan. Dir: Anthony Mann. C-116 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox  
7:00 PM Abel Gance: The Charm of Dynamite (1968)  
  This docu explores the career of the famous French director Abel Gance. Dir: Kevin Brownlow. BW-50 mins
8:00 PM J'Accuse (1919)  
  In this silent, a soldier meets his wife's lover in the trenches during World War I. 
  Cast: Romulad Joubi, Siverin-Mars, Maryse Dauvray. Dir: Abel Gance. BW-166 mins  
11:00 PM La Roue (1922)  
  In this silent film, a railway worker and his son fall in love with the same beautiful woman.
  Cast: Severin-Mars, Ivy Close, Pierre Magnier. Dir: Abel Gance. BW-263 mins,  
3:00 AM J'Accuse (1919)  
  In this silent, a soldier meets his wife's lover in the trenches during World War I. 
  Cast: Romulad Joubi, Siverin-Mars, Maryse Dauvray. Dir: Abel Gance. BW-166 mins  

28 Monday  
6:00 AM Riot In Juvenile Prison (1959)  
  A psychologist tries to reform a juvenile prison run by a sadistic warden. Cast: 
Jerome Thor, Scott Marlowe, John Hoyt. Dir: Edward L. Cahn. BW-72 mins, TV-PG  
7:15 AM Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955)  
  Juvenile delinquents pull a young innocent into their crime spree. Cast: 
Tommy Cook, Molly McCart, Sue England. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-76 mins,  
8:45 AM Violent Playground (1958)  
  A delinquent's sister falls for a police officer. Cast: 
Stanley Baker, Anne Heywood, David McCallum. Dir: Basil Dearden. BW-106 mins, TV-PG  
10:45 AM Young Don't Cry, The (1957)  
  An orphaned teen tries to help a wrongly convicted man who's escaped from prison. Cast: 
Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, J. Carrol Naish. Dir: Alfred L. Werker. BW-90 mins, TV-PG  
12:15 PM Delinquents, The (1957)  
  When he's separated from the girl he loves, a teen turns to crime. Cast: 
Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Richard Bakalyan. Dir: Robert Altman. BW-72 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
1:30 PM Blackboard Jungle (1955)  
  An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency. Cast: 
Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier. Dir: Richard Brooks. BW-101 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox, DVS  
3:15 PM Careless Years, The (1957)  
  A rich girl and her poor boyfriend flee to Mexico to escape family disapproval. Cast: 
Dean Stockwell, Natalie Trundy, Barbara Billingsley. Dir: Arthur Hiller. BW-73 mins  
4:30 PM Because They're Young (1960)  
  A crusading high school teacher tries to help his troubled students. Cast: 
Dick Clark, Tuesday Weld, Michael Callan. Dir: Paul Wendkos. BW-98 mins, TV-PG  
6:15 PM So Young, So Bad (1950)  
  A crusading psychiatrist tries to help troubled reform school girls. Cast: 
Paul Henried, Anne Francis, Rita Moreno. Dir: Bernard Vorhaus. BW-91 mins, TV-PG  
8:00 PM Born To Dance (1936)  
  A sailor on leave helps a young dancer make it to the top on Broadway. Cast: 
Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. BW-106 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:00 PM Evergreen (1934)  
  A publicity man passes off an aspiring musical star as her famous, long-retired mother. 
Cast: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Betty Balfour. Dir: Victor Saville. BW-94 mins  
12:00 AM Dancing Lady (1933)  
  A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her stage manager. Cast: 
Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Fred Astaire. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:00 AM Private Screenings: Ann Miller (1997)  
  The screen's fastest-tapping lady dancer shares memories. Hosted by Robert Osborne C-48 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:00 AM That's Dancing! (1985)  
  Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli and Mikhail Baryshnikov host this compilation of some of the 
greatest dance numbers in movie history. Dir: Jack Haley, Jr. BW-105 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:00 AM Private Screenings: Leslie Caron (1999)  
  Robert Osborne hosts this TCM original series featuring an intimate interview with the 
exquisite actress Leslie Caron. C-47 mins, TV-G, CC  

29 Tuesday  
6:00 AM It's Showtime (1976)  
  Film clips trace the careers of the screen's most popular animal actors. Cast: 
Asta, Rin Tin Tin, Trigger. Dir: Alan Myerson. BW-86 mins,  
7:30 AM Seventh Cross, The (1944)  
  Seven men escape from a concentration camp and fight their way to freedom. Cast: 
Spencer Tracy, Signe Hasso, Hume Cronyn. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. BW-112 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:30 AM Little Mister Jim (1946)  
  After his mother's death, a young boy tries to help his father stop drinking. 
Cast: Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, James Craig, Frances Gifford. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. BW-92 mins, TV-G  
11:15 AM Member of the Wedding, The (1952)  
  When her brother marries, a 12-year-old girl faces the awkward pains of adolescence. 
Cast: Julie Harris, Ethel Waters, Brandon de Wilde. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. BW-89 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:00 PM Behold a Pale Horse (1964)  
  A Spanish bandit returns from exile to visit his dying mother. Cast: 
Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. BW-118 mins, , Letterbox Format  
3:15 PM Man for All Seasons, A (1966)  
  A devout scholar gets caught in the middle of Henry VIII's plans to break with the Catholic Church. 
Cast: Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Wendy Hiller. Dir: Fred Zinnemann.. C-120 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox   
5:30 PM Festival of Shorts #20 (1999)  
  Animals in movies are the focus of these shorts, which include Famous Movie Dogs, Hollywood Scout
and The Horse With the Human Mind. BW-27 mins, CC  
6:00 PM Have I the Right to Kill (1963)  
  An army deserter takes on terrorists to rescue a beautiful woman. Cast: 
Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Maurice Garrel. Dir: Alain Cavalier. BW-102 mins, TV-PG  
8:00 PM Khartoum (1966)  
  Epic story of the British general who fell to the Arabs in 1885. Cast: 
Charlton Heston, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir Ralph Richardson. Dir: Basil Dearden. C-136 mins, TV-G, CC Letterbox
10:15 PM Zulu (1964)  
  Although outnumbered, British soldiers make an heroic stand against revolting Zulu warriors. Cast:
Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Michael Caine. Dir: Cy Endfield. C-135 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
1:00 AM Glory (1989)  
  A green officer is assigned to lead an all-black unit in the Civil War. Cast: 
Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington. Dir: Edward Zwick. C-122 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
3:15 AM Battle Of Britain, The (1969)  
  England defends itself against the Nazi Blitz. Cast: 
Sir Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer. Dir: Guy Hamilton. C-132 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  

30 Wednesday  
6:00 AM Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (1938)  
  An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery. 
Cast: Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, Victor Jory. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-91 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 AM Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The (1923)  
  In this silent, a deformed bell-ringer gives sanctuary to a beautiful gypsy accused of witchcraft. Cast:
Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry. Dir: Wallace Worsley. BW-117 mins, TV-G  
10:00 AM Face In The Crowd, A (1957)  
  A female television executive turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star. Cast: 
Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau. Dir: Elia Kazan. BW-126 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
12:15 PM Barretts of Wimpole Street, The (1934)  
  An invalid poetess defies her father's wishes to marry a dashing young poet. Cast: 
Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton. Dir: Sidney Franklin. BW-109 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
2:15 PM Tale Of Two Cities, A (1958)  
  Charles Dickens' classic tale of lookalikes in love with the same woman in the years of the French Revolution.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Christopher Lee. Dir: Ralph Thomas. BW-117 mins, TV-PG  
4:15 PM Wuthering Heights (1939)  
  A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy. Cast: 
Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Geraldine Fitzgerald. Dir: William Wyler. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:00 PM Boots Malone (1952)  
  A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top. 
Cast: William Holden, Johnny Stewart, Stanley Clements. Dir: William Dieterle. BW-104 mins, TV-PG  
8:00 PM Union Depot (1932)  
  An out-of-luck con artist discovers a suitcase full of money at a train station. 
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Joan Blondell, Alan Hale. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-67 mins, TV-G  
9:15 PM Union Station (1950)  
  A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers. Cast: 
William Holden, Nancy Olson, Barry Fitzgerald. Dir: Rudolph Mate. BW-81 mins, TV-PG  
10:45 PM Grand Central Murder (1942)  
  A detective investigates an actress's murder in a train car. Cast: 
Van Heflin, Cecilia Parker, Sam Levene. Dir: S. Sylvan Simon. BW-74 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:15 AM Brief Encounter (1945)  
  Two married strangers meet in a train station and fall in love. Cast: 
Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway. Dir: David Lean. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, CC  
1:45 AM Ghost Train, The (1941)  
  Railroad passengers find themselves stranded at a haunted station. Cast: 
Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison. Dir: Walter Forde. BW-85 mins,  
3:15 AM Band Waggon (1939)  
  A pair of radio clowns discover a German spy ring operating out of an old castle. Cast: 
Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Jack Hylton. Dir: Marcel Varnel. BW-79 mins,  
4:45 AM Charley's Big-Hearted Aunt (1940)  
  A student tries to escape expulsion by pretending to be his own rich aunt. Cast: 
Arthur Askey, Phyllis Calvert, Murdoch, Felix Aylmer. Dir: Walter Forde. BW-76 mins
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2001: A Space Odyssey

A science-fiction narrative, produced in 1968 as both a film (directed by Stanley Kubrick) and a novel (written by Arthur C. Clarke). Both projects are based on a screenplay developed by Clarke and Kubrick in collaboration, which was loosely based on Clarke's 1950 short story "The Sentinel" and incorporated elements from various other Clarke stories. Although the film has become more famous due to its groundbreaking visual effects and ambiguous, abstract nature, the movie and book were intended to complement each other. Clarke says Kubrick told him roughly what type of story he wanted, then the two phoned each other with various ideas which were incorporated into both the novel and screenplay. The story is based in part on various short stories by Clarke, most notably "The Sentinel" (written in 1948 for a BBC competition but first published in 1951 under the title "Sentinel of Eternity"). The first part of the novel (in which aliens assist the evolution of human ancestors) is similar to the plot of an earlier Clarke story, Encounter at Dawn.

Stanley Kubrick commissioned Alex North to write the score for his film, but decided not to use it in favor of previously recorded classical music. North, unaware that Kubrick had decided not to use the score in his film, was "devastated" at the 1968 New York City premiere screening of 2001 not to hear his work, and later offered this account of his experience: "Well, what can I say? It was a great, frustrating experience, and despite the mixed reaction to the music, I think the Victorian approach with mid-European overtones was just not in keeping with the brilliant concept of Clarke and Kubrick." On hearing the score as it might have been in the film, film scholar Gene Phillips argued that "it is difficult to see how North's music would have been an improvement on the background music that Kubrick finally chose for the film." In his notes for the Jerry Goldsmith recording, however, Kevin Mulhall argues that "there is no doubt that 2001 would have been better if Kubrick had used North's music. Even if one likes some of the choices Kubrick made for certain individual scenes, the eclectic group of classical composers employed by the director... resulted in a disturbing melange of sounds and styles overall." This theme music made its public debut in early 1993 as part of the Telarc compilation CD "Hollywood's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and there it was titled "Fanfare for 2001". It would eventually be used by North for his later score to "The Shoes of the Fisherman."
From Wikipedia

The sequel novel "2010" was written by Clarke alone, and adapted as a movie by someone else. Arthur C. Clarke (90) died March 18, 2008. President Mahinda Rajapakse mourned the death of Clarke and paid tribute to him as a "great visionary." His death was a loss to Sri Lanka, the author's adopted home since 1956, Rajapakse said. A few days ago, Clarke reviewed the manuscript of his last novel, "The Last Theorem" co-written with American author Frederik Pohl. The book will be published later this year. The Sri Lanka President had attended Clarke's 90th birthday party, which he refered to as "90 orbits around the sun." Clarke, who in 1945 predicted the establishment of communication satellites (he correctly predicted that as few as 3 satellites would make global wireless communication possible), wrote more than 80 books. He was Sri Lanka's best-known resident guest and has a scientific academy named after him.

William Castle Profile

It should come as no surprise to fans of “The King of the Gimmick” that William Castle was not his real name. Born William Schloss in New York City on April 24, 1914, the future director of such B-movie cult classics as The Tingler (1959), House on Haunted Hill (1959) and 13 Ghosts (1960) was a shy, awkward boy whose parents sent him to camp to make a man of him. Teased for his lack of athletic ability, he found salvation in the discovery of a freakish anatomical elasticity. Being double jointed and able to wrap his legs around his neck made “Slush” a hit when he appeared as “The Spider Boy” at the camp’s annual circus.

The Depression found William Schloss shouldering a series of odd jobs, from washing dishes at the Horn & Hardart Automat to appearing as Simple Simon in Bloomingdale’s front window “Living Nursery Book.” Occasional theatre work lifted his spirits. As William Castle, he made his Broadway debut in 1922 in The Torch Bearers. Passing himself off as the nephew of Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn, Castle bluffed himself into the ensemble of Jules Leventhal’s revival of An American Tragedy in 1931. In 1941, he charmed his way into the office of Orson Welles, then vacating his Connecticut theater in Stony Creek to prepare for filming Citizen Kane (1941). Assuming the posture of a well-heeled producer, Castle got Welles to not only offer a lease on the theater but to seal the deal with one of his cherished Churchill cigars.

In Stony Creek, Castle got the most out of his Berlin-born leading lady Ellen Schwanneke. When The Third Reich invited the Mädchen in Uniform (1931) star to return to Germany, Castle capitalized on her refusal by billing Schwanneke as “The Girl Who Said No to Hitler” and vandalizing his own theater with swastikas to generate publicity. The gambit paid off and the success of the play (which he had written in forty-eight hours and passed off as the work of a German playwright to skirt labor restrictions on using foreign talent) got Castle an invitation to meet Columbia Pictures studio boss Harry Cohn. Castle met with “King” Cohn only once before he was put to work absorbing the mechanics of Columbia’s A and B-picture mills. A chance meeting with director George Stevens got Castle his first Hollywood job, as a dialogue director on the set of Penny Serenade (1941). Three years of frenzied activity followed, as Castle toiled as a dialogue director, assistant editor and bit player in dozens of Columbia productions.

Castle’s debut as a director was the “Boston Blackie” mystery The Chance of a Lifetime (1943) with Chester Morris. Castle hated the script and the critics hated Castle, with The Hollywood Reporter branding him “unfit to handle a motion picture.” Despite the vote of no confidence, Castle plunged back into work, racking up an impressive resume of forty-plus films before he broke out on his own. (Castle had also endured amoebic dysentery and a thirty-five pound weight loss while associate producing and shooting second unit footage in Mexico for Orson Welles’ The Lady from Shanghai in 1947.) The American success of the French psychological thriller Les Diaboliques (1955) sparked in Castle a long dormant desire to make scary movies. With scenarist Robb White, he adapted the novel The Marble Forest (the work of several writers published under the collective nom-de-plume “Theo Durrant”), which they gave the vaguely French titled Macabre (1958)

Seeing the finished product (self-produced for $86,000 and shot in a week), Castle knew he was no Henri-Georges Clouzot and decided a gimmick was needed to sell the film. For $5,000, he purchased an insurance policy from Lloyds of London guaranteeing a $1,000 payout to the beneficiaries of anyone felled by fright while watching Macabre. Castle sold the package to Allied Artists for twice his shooting budget and a percentage of the substantial profits. For their follow-up, Castle and White co-opted Macabre’s triple dog dare to ticket buyers with a terror tale in which millionaire Vincent Price offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could survive a night in House on Haunted Hill (1959). Castle arranged to have a plastic skeleton flown over the heads of moviegoers during a key point in the film as part of a gimmick he called “Emergo.” While Columbia had turned down Macabre, the success of House on Haunted Hill prompted the studio to invite him back.

Arguably Castle’s signature film, The Tingler (1959) imagines a creature born of human fear that can be released only by screaming. In addition to the novelty of color film used for sequences involving blood, Castle dreamed up “Percepto,” a device installed below theater seats that simulated the vibrations of The Tingler as Vincent Price implored customers to “Scream...scream for your lives!” For 13 Ghosts (1960), he provided patrons with “Ghost Viewer” glasses enabling them to see the eponymous spooks hidden in the film by dint of the optical process “Illusion-O.” Borrowing a trick from Alfred Hitchcock, Castle introduced Homicidal (1961) in an onscreen appearance, announcing a “Fright Break” for those who found the suspense too much to bear. Castle pulled a similar stunt in the gothic Mr. Sardonicus (1961), in which the denouement was stalled to allow audiences to vote on the fate of its disfigured title character.

Through the 1960s, Castle’s promotional campaigns were often more satisfying than his features. The gimmick of Strait-Jacket (1964) was the sight of aging Hollywood icon Joan Crawford as an axe-wielding, head-chopping hellion. In 1968, Castle produced Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, whose success was for him tempered by the subsequent deaths of composer Krzysztof Komeda and Polanski’s wife Sharon Tate. Castle himself suffered a spell of uremic poisoning and later a nervous breakdown. His output slowed during the next decade. He produced the short-lived anthology TV series Ghost Story (which underwent a mid-season title change to Circle of Fear) and Jeannot Szwarc’s Bug (1975) before his death by heart attack on May 31, 1977. His 1976 autobiography, Step Right Up, I’m Gonna Scare the Pants Off America, was reprinted in 1991 with an affectionate foreword by John Waters, who eulogized Castle as “a famous showman in today’s lackluster showbiz environment.”

by Richard Harland Smith

Step Right Up, I’m Gonna Scare the Pants Off America: Memoirs of a B-Movie Mogul by William Castle
Horror Film Directors, 1931-1990 by Dennis Fischer
The Horror People by John Brosnan
The Film Encyclopedia by Ephraim Katz

Roger Corman Profile

Roger Corman is known primarily for his low budget, highly profitable films, but also for providing in-house training to young filmmakers who went on to become masters of the Hollywood cinema. Working outside the studio system, Corman has established a record as one of the most commercially successful filmmakers in Hollywood history, with over 200 films to his credit, 90% of which have turned a profit.

After graduating from Stanford in 1947, Corman broke into the film business, first as a messenger boy and later as a story analyst and screenwriter. After his first script ("Highway Dragnet" 1954) was altered by a studio, he decided to make his own movies, beginning with "Monster from the Ocean Floor" in 1954. American Releasing Corporation, which later became known as American International Pictures, distributed Corman's second film, "The Fast and the Furious" (1954), as part of an unusual deal: ARP advanced the filmmaker cash to make additional movies. Corman later employed this arrangement with other distributors such as Allied Artists.

By 1955, when he made his directorial debut, the Corman formula was in place: quirky characters; offbeat plots laced with social commentary; clever use of special effects, sets and cinematography; employment of fresh talent; and above all, miniscule budgets (under $100,000) and breakneck shooting schedules (5-10 days). Corman titles from the 1950s and 60s include such genre films as "Swamp Women" (1956), "Machine Gun Kelly" (1958), "Little Shop of Horrors" (1961), "The Wild Angels" (1966) and "The Trip" (1967). His films based on the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe ("The Pit and the Pendulum" 1961, "Tales of Terror" 1962, "The Raven" 1963, "Masque of the Red Death" 1964) were typically shot in three weeks on only slighly higher budgets, yet have become classics of the horror genre.

Dissatisfied with increasing studio and AIP interference in both the content and budgets of his films, Corman decided to start his own company in order to exert total control over his product. In 1970 he formed New World Pictures, which produced and distributed, not only exploitation movies such as Death Race 2000 (1975), but also sophisticated European art films by celebrated directors such as Truffaut, Bergman and Fellini. Corman once again demonstrated his Midas touch; New World became the largest independent production and distribution company in the US and in January 1983 he sold it for $16.5 million.

In 1983 Corman founded Concorde/New Horizons, a production company which continues to be both prolific (over 20 films annually) and commercially prodigious (1987 gross earnings: $94 million). Taking full advantage of "ancillary" markets (videocassete, pay TV and foreign sales), Corman continues his lucrative practice of releasing successful, cut-rate exploitation films such as "Not of this Earth" (1988), "Nightfall" (1988) and "The Lawless Land" (1989)

Corman's legendary success is attributed to the fact that he operates outside the usual Hollywood constraints. He does not shrink from hiring unconventional actors such as pornography film stars like Traci Lords; he was one of the first producers to recognize the financial advantages of shooting in Europe; and he has even used sets discarded from other lavish, expensive movies for his own films.

In addition to his successful business innovations, Corman is recognized for his sponsorship of new talent. His ability to locate, and then provide a training ground for young filmmakers has produced an impressive roster of directors and performers. Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, John Sayles, Robert Towne, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Dennis Hopper and Charles Bronson are but a few of the names associated with Corman films early in their careers. When Ron Howard directed his first film (for Corman), "Grand Theft Auto," Corman joked that if he did a good job, he'd never have to work for him again.


Tod Browning Profile

Among the most underrated directors of the silent and early sound eras, Tod Browning stretched the boundaries of the cinematic imagination and paved the way for the contemporary horror film. Best known for his groundbreaking Dracula (1931), he specialized in a unique brand of grotesque melodrama that was not easily categorized, experimenting with the crime thriller (The Unholy Three, 1925), pseudo-supernatural whodunit (The Thirteenth Chair, 1929), revenge tale (Freaks, 1932), science fiction film (The Devil-Doll, 1936) and some films so strange they defy classification (The Unknown, 1927).

Among Browning's most outlandish stories was that of his own life. In interviews and press releases, he wove a dramatic tale of a boy who ran away to join the circus at age sixteen, and who toured the world as a celebrated comedian and musical performer, the headlining act of a variety of famed music hall troupes. For good measure, he added that he also worked as a horseracing jockey in Kentucky during the off-seasons.

But this story, like those of his films, was a colorful exaggeration of real life. Born Charles Albert Browning in Louisville, Kentucky in 1882, Tod was given a conservative, religious upbringing with a strong work ethic. From his youth, however, he yearned to escape this life of responsibility and respectability, to pursue dreams and ambitions fueled by turn-of-the-century dime novels, traveling circuses and music hall performances. As for jockeying, the closest the lanky six-foot Kentuckian came to working with horses was as a clerk in a harness company. When he was in his twenties, Browning found work in a traveling musical comedy troupe and eventually landed in Hollywood as a supporting comic actor, first at the Biograph Studios in 1913, then at the Mutual Film Corp., where he had a recurring role as "Mr. Hadley, The Boss" in a popular series of comedies about Bill the Office Boy.

Browning's biggest professional break came in 1925, when MGM producer Irving Thalberg signed him to direct a film, and allowed him near-complete freedom in selecting the property. His choice, an adaptation of Clarence Robbins's almost comically far-fetched novel The Unholy Three, seemed preposterous. But in the leading role Browning cast Lon Chaney, who had been a supporting player in two of the director's previous films. Browning's confident direction and Chaney's command of the screen transformed the ridiculous into the sublime and The Unholy Three became a critical and popular success.

With every subsequent film, Browning tested the limits of plausibility with outrageous tales of lust and revenge, set in African swamps (West of Zanzibar, 1928), among European gypsy camps (The Mystic, 1925), the wharves of London (The Blackbird, 1926), the jungles of Indochina (Where East Is East, 1929) and the American criminal underworld (The Big City, 1928). Throughout his career, Browning returned to the lowbrow amusements of his youth, with films centered around the circuses, sideshows, music halls and phony psychics that had fascinated him as a boy.

To illustrate the twisted obsessions of his characters, Browning encouraged Chaney to exploit every thespian technique at his disposal, from physical contortion (as Alonzo the Armless in The Unknown or "Dead Legs" Flint in West of Zanzibar) to dramatic makeup (the scar-faced, milky-eyed Singapore Joe in The Road to Mandalay, 1926 or the razor-toothed vampire of London After Midnight, 1927) to an excessive performance style. In ordinary films, these techniques would overwhelm the narrative, but they are the perfect complement to Browning's diabolical stories.

Of working with Chaney, Browning once said, "I'm particularly lucky in carrying out my ideas by having an artist like Lon to take on guises and disguises of the most grotesque nature. The more grotesque, the better Lon likes them."
In Browning's universe, the larger-than-life villains - as personified by Chaney, Lugosi and Barrymore - were usually more charismatic and interesting than the so-called heroes. From this unconventional formula emerged a new breed of film in which audiences reveled in the sadistic impulses of the morally ambiguous hero. Although he may not have recognized it as such at the time, Browning was giving birth to the modern day horror film.

His 1931 Dracula was among the first major American films to posit a supernatural premise. Prior to this, ghoulish creatures were revealed (at the dramatic climax) to be human creations, which was the case with Browning's legendary vampire film London After Midnight, a film that unfortunately no longer exists. The success of Dracula paved the way for Frankenstein and opened the floodgates of unnatural movie monsters.

During the 1930s, Browning's career fell into a slump. His brand of filmmaking did not adapt well to the rigidly organized factory-style system that was adopted by the major studios. At the same time, the influence of the Production Code Authority was intensifying, and Browning's films encountered much resistance both within the studio and with censors. After the release of his controversial Freaks, Browning's creative freedom was greatly restricted.

In 1939 he directed Miracles for Sale, a mystery thriller about a magician detective who exposes psychic fraud in the course of solving a bewitching murder. MGM's legal department forbade Browning to reveal the workings of any magic tricks - for fear of offending any professional magicians associations. This proved the final straw for Browning who, at 59, retired from filmmaking.
Browning lived quietly in his Malibu home with wife Alice (his wife since 1917). Suffering from heart disease and cancer of the larynx, he died in 1962, leaving no children.

by Bret Wood

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