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                                               January 2008 
1 Tuesday  
7:00 AM Variety Time (1948)  
  Jack Paar introduces musical numbers and comic bits from RKO films. 
  Cast: Jack Paar, Hans Conried, Leon Errol. Dir: Hal Yates. BW-59 mins, TV-G  
8:08 AM Short Film: Song Of Fame, The (1934)  
  BW-21 mins  
8:30 AM Song Is Born, A (1948)  
  A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend. 
  Cast: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman. Dir: Howard Hawks. C-113 mins, TV-G  
10:30 AM That's Dancing! (1985)  
  Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli & 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  
12:17 PM Short Film: Just One More Time (1974)  
  C-9 mins  
12:30 PM That's Entertainment! (1974)  
  An all-star cast, including Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, introduces clips from MGM's greatest musicals.
  Cast: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor. Dir: Jack Haley, Jr. C-135 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
3:00 PM That's Entertainment! II (1976)  
  Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly dance together again for the first time in more than 30 years as they introduce classic
  musical numbers and comedy bits. Cast: Fred Astaire Dir: Gene Kelly. C-129 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
5:30 PM That's Entertainment! III (1994)  
  Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen's greatest musicals.
  Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne & Debbie Reynolds. Cast: June Allyson, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds,
  Howard Keel Dir: Burt Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan. C-120 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
7:34 PM Short Film: Somewhat Secret (1939)  
  BW-21 mins  
8:00 PM Things To Come (1936)  
  Two generations of philosophers try to bring an end to war. Cast: Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson,
  Cedric Hardwick. Dir: William Cameron Menzies. BW-97 mins, adapted by H.G. Wells from his novel of the same name 
9:47 PM Short Film: King Of The Duplicators (1968)  
  C-12 mins  
10:00 PM The Time Machine (1960)  
  A turn-of-the-century inventor sends himself into the future to save humanity. 
  Cast: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Alan Young. Dir: George Pal. C-103 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox, DVS
12:00 AM Rollerball (1975)  
  The star of a bloodthirsty future sport tries to clean up the game before it kills him. 
  Cast: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams. Dir: Norman Jewison. C-125 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
2:15 AM The Terminator (1984)  
  A deadly robot from the 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
4:15 AM The Warriors (1979)  
  A street gang is framed for the murder of rival gang's leader. Cast: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright.
  Dir: Walter Hill used ballet dancers to play some of the gang members. C-93 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox

2 Wednesday  
6:15 AM Devil Doll, The (1936)  
  A Devil's Island escapee shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls. Cast: 
  Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton. Dir: Tod Browning. BW-78 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:45 AM Freaks (1932)  
  A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget husband.
  Cast: Wallace Ford, Olga Baclanova, Harry Earles. Dir: Tod Browning. BW-62 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:48 AM Short Film: Beau Hunks (1931)  
  After being dumped by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver makes Laurel join the Foreign Legion
  with him. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy BW-37 mins  
9:30 AM Mad Love (1935)  
  A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists. 
  Cast: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive. Dir: Karl Freund. BW-68 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:45 AM Beast With Five Fingers, The (1946)  
  After a famous pianist's murder, his hand returns to wreak vengeance. 
  Cast: Peter Lorre, Robert Alda, J. Carrol Naish. Dir: Robert Florey. BW-89 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:15 PM Living Ghost, The (1942)  
  A former detective investigates a wealthy kidnap victim who returns with brain damage. 
  Cast: James Dunn, Joan Woodbury, Paul McVey. Dir: William Beaudine. BW-61 mins,  
1:30 PM Ghost Ship, The (1943)  
  A young innocent signs on with a ship whose captain is going mad. Cast: Richard Dix, Russell Wade,
  Edith Barrett. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-69 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:45 PM Woman In White, The (1948)  
  Classic mystery about the adventures of a young tutor sent to a ghostly country estate. 
  Cast: Gig Young, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Peter Godfrey. BW-109 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:45 PM Scared To Death (1947)  
  A beautiful murder victim recalls how she met her untimely end. 
  Cast: Bela Lugosi, Douglas Fowley, Joyce Compton. Dir: Christy Cabanne. C-68 mins, TV-PG  
6:00 PM Picture of Dorian Gray, The (1945)  
  A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin. 
  Cast: Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed. Dir: Albert Lewin. BW-110 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 PM Sinner's Holiday (1930)  
  A jealous young man frames his sister's boyfriend. Cast: Grant Withers, James Cagney, 
  Joan Blondell. Dir: John G. Adolfi. BW-60 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:15 PM Public Enemy, The (1931)  
  An Irish-American street punk tries to make it big in the world of organized crime. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Edward Woods, Jean Harlow. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-84 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
10:45 PM White Heat (1949)  
  A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
12:45 AM James Cagney: Top of the World (1992)  
  Michael J. Fox hosts this documentary featuring film clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage that traces 
  superstar James Cagney's rise to the top. With Jack Lemmon. Dir: Carl Lindahl. C-47 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:45 AM Roaring Twenties, The (1939)  
  Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-107 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:45 AM Smart Money (1931)  
  A barber's good luck turns him into a big-time gambling boss. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, 
  James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:15 AM Doorway To Hell, The (1930)  
  Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Lew Ayres, Charles Judels. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-78 mins, TV-PG, CC  

3 Thursday  
6:45 AM Crowd Roars, The (1932)  
  A race-car driver tries to keep his brother from following in his footsteps. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-70 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 AM Winner Take All (1932)  
  A prize fighter tries to help an invalid and her baby. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Marian Nixon, Guy Kibbee. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. BW-66 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:15 AM City For Conquest (1940)  
  A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother's education. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Arthur Kennedy. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-104 mins, TV-G  
11:01 AM Short Film: James Cagney Biography (1962)  
  BW-4 mins,  
11:15 AM Red Mill, The (1926)  
  In this silent film, a barmaid sets out to win the heart of a handsome hero. Cast: 
  Marion Davies, Owen Moore, Louise Fazenda. Dir: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. BW-74 mins, TV-G  
12:30 PM Show People (1928)  
  In this silent film, a small-town girl tries to make it in Hollywood. Cast: 
  Marion Davies, William Haines, Polly Moran. Dir: King Vidor. BW-79 mins, TV-G  
2:00 PM Marianne (1929)  
  Two American soldiers fall for the same French girl during World War I. Cast: 
  Marion Davies, George Baxter, Lawrence Gray. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-111 mins, TV-G  
4:00 PM Floradora Girl, The (1930)  
  A chorus girl refuses to give in to a rich suitor until she's sure of his intentions. Cast: 
  Marion Davies, Lawrence Gray, Walter Catlett. Dir: Harry Beaumont. BW-79 mins, TV-PG  
5:30 PM Peg O' My Heart (1933)  
  A spunky Irish girl inherits a place in a British estate. Cast: 
  Marion Davies, Onslow Stevens, J. Farrell MacDonald. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-87 mins, TV-G  
7:00 PM Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001)  
  Documentary on the details of her life, career and her relationship with William Randolph Hearst. 
  Charlize Theron Narrates. BW-57 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Doctor Zhivago (1965)  
  Illicit lovers fight to stay together during the turbulent years of the Russian Revolution. Cast: 
  Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger. Dir: David Lean. C-200 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS  
11:30 PM Gone With the Wind (1939)  
  Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War. 
  Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Victor Fleming. C-233 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
3:30 AM Love Affair (1939)  
  Near-tragic misunderstandings threaten a shipboard romance. Cast: 
  Charles Boyer, Irene Dunne, Maria Ouspenskaya. Dir: Leo McCarey. BW-86 mins, TV-G  
5:00 AM 'Til We Meet Again (1940)  
  A dying woman shares a shipboard romance with a criminal on his way to the gallows. 
  Cast: Merle Oberon, George Brent, Frank McHugh. Dir: Edmund Goulding. BW-100 mins, TV-PG, CC  

4 Friday  
5:51 AM Short Film: Looking At Lisbon (1953)  
  C-8 mins  
7:00 AM Barretts Of Wimpole Street, The (1957)  
  Poet Elizabeth Barrett defies her tyrannical father for the love of Robert Browning. Cast: 
  Jennifer Jones, Bill Travers, John Gielgud. Dir: Sidney Franklin. C-105 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
9:00 AM Devotion (1946)  
  The Bronte sisters and their brother fight personal demons to realize their artistic ambitions. Cast:
  Ida Lupino, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt. BW-107 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:00 AM Flight Angels (1940)  
  Airline stewardesses vie for the love of a dashing pilot. Cast: Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman.
  Dir: Lewis Seiler. BW-74 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:30 PM Torchy Plays With Dynamite (1939)  
  A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster's moll. Cast: 
  Jane Wyman, Allen Jenkins, Eddie Marr. Dir: Noel Smith. BW-59 mins, TV-G  
1:30 PM Brother Rat And A Baby (1940)  
  Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs. Cast: 
  Wayne Morris, Eddie Albert, Ronald Reagan. Dir: Ray Enright. BW-87 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:00 PM Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940)  
  A veteran lady captain fights off competition. Cast: 
  Marjorie Rambeau, Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan. Dir: Lewis Seiler. BW-77 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:30 PM Crime By Night (1944)  
  Married detectives investigating a small-town murder uncover a spy ring. Cast: 
  Jerome Cowan, Jane Wyman, Faye Emerson. Dir: William Clemens. BW-73 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:00 PM Larceny, Inc. (1942)  
  An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
  Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC
7:36 PM Short Film: Miracle Money (1938)  
  BW-21 mins  
8:00 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  
10:15 PM Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)  
  After killing his girlfriend's father in self defense, a rebellious Native American races to elude a bloodthirsty posse.
  Cast: Robert Redford, Robert Blake, Katharine Ross. Dir: Abraham Polonsky. C-98 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
12:00 AM Three Days of the Condor (1975)  
  A CIA researcher uncovers top secret information and finds himself marked for death. Cast: 
  Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson. Dir: Sydney Pollack. C-117 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
2:00 AM Skidoo (1968)  
  A retired gangster has to pull off a hit when his daughter is kidnapped. Cast: 
  Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon. Dir: Otto Preminger. C-98 mins, TV-14, CC  
3:45 AM Love-Ins, The (1967)  
  A former college professor becomes a cult's Messiah and sexually preys on its young women. Cast: 
  Richard Todd, James MacArthur, Susan Oliver. Dir: Arthur Dreifuss. BW-86 mins, TV-14, Letterbox  
5:30 AM Festival of Shorts #18 (1999)  
  TCM offers two 10-minute shorts Nostradamas (1938), produced as an "MGM Historical Mystery" and 
  More About Nostradamas (1940), part of the "MGM Miniature" series. BW-23 mins, CC  

5 Saturday  
6:00 AM Life Of Emile Zola, The (1937)  
  The famed writer risks his reputation to defend a Jewish army officer accused of treason. Cast: 
  Paul Muni, Joseph Schildkraut, Gale Sondergaard. Dir: William Dieterle. BW-116 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
8:00 AM Crack-Up (1946)  
  An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket. Cast: 
  Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall. Dir: Irving Reis. BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:42 AM Short Film: Coffins On Wheels (1941)  
  BW-17 mins  
10:00 AM The Whistler (1944)  
  A grieving widower hires an assassin to kill him only to have his late wife turn up alive. Cast: 
  Richard Dix, J. Carroll Naish, Gloria Stuart. Dir: William Castle. BW-60 mins, TV-PG  
11:15 AM Power of the Whistler, The (1945)  
  A young woman seeks an amnesiac's true identity in the clues in his pockets. Cast: 
  Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell. Dir: Lew Landers. BW-66 mins,  
12:30 PM Man Of The West (1958)  
  A reformed outlaw is among the hostages when his former colleagues rob a train. Cast: 
  Gary Cooper, Lee J. Cobb, Julie London. Dir: Anthony Mann. C-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
2:15 PM Tall Stranger, The (1957)  
  When rustlers leave him for dead, a Westerner throws in his lot with the wagon train whose inhabitants have
  rescued him. Cast: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Michael Ansara. Dir: Thomas Carr. C-83 mins, TV-PG 
4:00 PM Hell In The Pacific (1968)  
  Stranded soldiers from opposite sides fight a private version of World War II on a remote island. 
  Cast: Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune. Dir: John Boorman. C-102 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
6:00 PM Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)  
  During World War II, a marine sergeant must turn his recruits into fighting men. Cast: 
  John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara. Dir: Allan Dwan. BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Topper (1937)  
  A fun-loving couple returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband. Cast: 
  Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-98 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:45 PM Topper Takes a Trip (1939)  
  A glamorous ghost helps a henpecked husband save his wife from gold-digging friends. Cast: 
  Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-80 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:15 PM I Married A Witch (1942)  
  A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician. Cast: 
  Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Susan Hayward. Dir: Rene Clair. BW-77 mins, TV-G  
12:45 AM Turnabout (1940)  
  Battling spouses accidentally switch bodies. Cast: Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis, John Hubbard. 
  Dir: Hal Roach. BW-83 mins, TV-G  
2:15 AM All Of Me (1984)  
  A lawyer's body is partly possessed by the soul of a recently deceased female client. Cast: 
  Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant. Dir: Carl Reiner. C-92 mins, TV-14  
4:00 AM Pennies From Heaven (1981)  
  A traveling salesman's music-inspired dreams lead to tragedy. Cast: 
  Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jessica Harper. Dir: Herbert Ross. C-108 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  

6 Sunday  
6:00 AM Humoresque (1946)  
  A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy neurotic. Cast: 
  Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant. Dir: Jean Negulesco. BW-125 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:15 AM The Spiral Staircase (1945)  
  A serial killer stalks a mute servant girl in a remote mansion. Cast: 
  Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore. Dir: Robert Siodmak. BW-84 mins, TV-14, CC  
10:00 AM 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,  
11:30 AM Duel In The Sun (1946)  
  A fiery half-breed comes between a rancher's good and evil sons. Cast: 
  Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten. Dir: King Vidor. C-144 mins, TV-14, CC  
2:00 PM Paradine Case, The (1947)  
  A married lawyer falls for the woman he's defending on murder charges. Cast: 
  Gregory Peck, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC  
4:00 PM Caine Mutiny, The (1954)  
  Naval officers suspect their captain of insanity, "I'd hear them, laughing at me..." Cast: 
  Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. C-125 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
6:15 PM Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)  
  A crooked press agent stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister's romance. Cast:
  Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Martin Milner. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick. BW-96 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
8:00 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, CC  
10:00 PM Angel And The Badman (1947)  
  When a Quaker girl nurses a notorious gunman back to health, he tries to adopt her peaceful ways. 
  Cast: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey. Dir: James Edward Grant. BW-100 mins, TV-G  
12:00 AM Curses (1925)  
  In this silent short, a young man tries to help the victim's beautiful daughter after villains steal some 
  valuable papers. Cast: Al St. John, Bartine Burkett. Dir: Grover Jones, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. BW-18 mins
12:30 AM Movies, The (1925)  
  In this silent short, a country boy moves to the big city and lands a job as a movie stand-in. 
  Cast: Lloyd Hamilton, Marcella Daly, Arthur Thalasso. Dir: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. BW-19 mins
1:00 AM My Stars (1926)  
  In this silent short, a young man tries to compete with his girlfriend's favorite movie stars. 
  Cast: Johnny Arthur, Florence Lee, Virginia Vance. Dir: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. BW-12 mins  
1:15 AM Fool's Luck (1926)  
  In this silent short, an eviction notice sends a young man on a series of perilous adventures. 
  Cast: Lupino Lane, George Davis, Virginia Vance. Dir: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. BW-15 mins,  
2:00 AM Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque (2005)  
  Documentary that chronicles the life of film archivist and Cinematheque Frangaise founder
  Henri Langlois. Dir: Jacques Richard. BW-129 mins, TV-14  
4:15 AM Jetee, La (1962)  
  A man's return to the past to stop a war could cost him his existence. Cast:
  Jean Negroni, Helen Chatelain, Davos Hanich. Dir: Chris Marker. BW-28 mins, TV-PG  
4:45 AM Night of the Living Dead (1968)  
  A space probe unleashes microbes that turn the dead into flesh-eating zombies. Cast:
  Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman. Dir: George A. Romero. BW-96 mins, TV-MA, CC  

7 Monday  
6:30 AM MGM Parade Show #2 (1955)  
  Judy Garland and Bert Lahr perform in a clip from "The Wizard of Oz"; Gene Kelly introduces a 
  clip from "It's Always Fair Weather." Hosted by George Murphy. BW-25 mins, TV-G  
7:00 AM Christmas In Connecticut (1945)  
  A homemaking specialist who can't boil water is forced to provide a family holiday for a war hero.
  Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Peter Godfrey. BW-102 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:45 AM Alice Adams (1935)  
  A small-town girl with social ambitions falls in love with a local playboy. Cast: 
  Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Evelyn Venable. Dir: George Stevens. BW-100 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:30 AM All This, And Heaven Too (1940)  
  A French nobleman falls in love with his children's governess. Cast: 
  Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-141 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
1:00 PM Anthony Adverse (1936)  
  An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
  Cast: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-141 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:30 PM Sergeant York (1941)  
  True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero. 
  Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Margaret Wycherly. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-134 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
5:45 PM Walk in the Sun, A (1946)  
  A platoon of American soldiers captures an Italian farmhouse. Cast: 
  Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, John Ireland. Dir: Lewis Milestone. BW-116 mins, TV-14  
8:00 PM 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  
10:00 PM Emma (1996)  
  A young woman tries to match up her acquaintances but can't cope with her own love life. Cast: 
  Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Northam, Toni Collette. Dir: Douglas McGrath. C-121 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
12:15 AM Hello, Dolly! (1969)  
  A widowed matchmaker sets her sights on a wealthy man looking for a rich, young wife. Cast: 
  Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford. Dir: Gene Kelly. C-148 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
3:00 AM Bachelor Bait (1934)  
  A romantic starts a marriage agency so he can play Cupid. Cast: 
  Stuart Erwin, Rochelle Hudson, Pert Kelton. Dir: George Stevens. BW-75 mins, TV-G  
4:30 AM American Matchmaker (1940)  
  After eight fiancees leave him, a man decides to learn how to make the perfect match. Cast: 
  Leo Fuchs, Judith Abarbanel, Judel Dubinsky. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer. BW-87 mins, TV-G  

8 Tuesday  
6:00 AM Elvis: That's The Way It Is 2001 (2001)  
  Restored version of the King's classic Vegas concert film. Cast: 
  Elvis Presley. Dir: Denis Sanders. C-96 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
7:45 AM It Happened At The World's Fair (1963)  
  A pilot's efforts to help a lost girl at the Seattle World's Fair lead to love. Cast: 
  Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-105 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox 
9:45 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 
11:30 AM Viva Las Vegas (1964)  
  A race-car driver falls for a pretty swimming instructor who wants him to slow down his career. Cast: 
  Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova. Dir: George Sidney. C-85 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox, DVS  
1:00 PM Harum Scarum (1965)  
  An American film star is kidnapped in the Middle East. Cast: 
  Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries. Dir: Gene Nelson. C-85 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox 
2:45 PM Spinout (1966)  
  A singing race-car driver has to choose among three amorous females. Cast: 
  Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-93 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox 
4:30 PM Live A Little, Love A Little (1968)  
  A photographer tries to keep his conservative boss from learning that he's moonlighting for a girlie magazine. Cast: 
  Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Rudy Vallee. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-89 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox 
6:00 PM Stay Away Joe (1968)  
  A young Indian tries to save his failing reservation by selling grazing rights to a corrupt tycoon. Cast:
  Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell. Dir: Peter Tewksbury. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox 
8:00 PM Pink Panther, The (1964)  
  In the first Inspector Clouseau film, the bumbling French police detective tries to stop a notorious
  jewel thief from nabbing a princess' diamond. Cast: Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner. 
  Dir: Blake Edwards. C-115 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
10:00 PM Pink Panther Strikes Again, The (1976)  
  After driving his boss to insanity, Inspector Clouseau has to stop him from destroying the world. Cast: 
  Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-103 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox
12:00 AM Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)  
  Inspector Clouseau fakes his own death so he can track the mystery man who's been trying to kill him. Cast:
  Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Dyan Cannon. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-99 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox 
2:00 AM Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)  
  A television reporter tries to get to the real story behind Inspector Clouseau. Cast: 
  Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Joanna Lumley. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-95 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox 
4:00 AM WarGames (1983)  
  In search of the ultimate game, a young man accidentally hacks into the government's top military computer. Cast:
  Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman. Dir: John Badham. C-113 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox

9 Wednesday  
6:00 AM Arsene Lupin Returns (1938)  
  A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal. Cast: 
  Melvyn Douglas, Warren William, Virginia Bruce. Dir: George Fitzmaurice. BW-81 mins, TV-G  
7:45 AM Return of October, The (1948)  
  An 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  
9:30 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  
11:00 AM Tell It to the Judge (1949)  
  To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser. 
  Cast: Rosalind Russell, Robert Cummings, Gig Young. Dir: Norman Foster. BW-87 mins, TV-G  
12:30 PM Shining Hour, The (1938)  
  A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law. Cast: 
  Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Margaret Sullavan. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-77 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:00 PM No Sad Songs For Me (1950)  
  A terminally ill woman struggles to leave her husband and child taken care of before she dies. 
  Cast: Margaret Sullavan, Wendell Corey, Natalie Wood. Dir: Rudolph Mate. BW-88 mins, TV-PG  
3:30 PM Never A Dull Moment (1950)  
  A female music critic marries a rancher and has to adjust to life out West. Cast: 
  Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, William Demarest. Dir: George Marshall. BW-89 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:00 PM Let's Do It Again (1953)  
  A divorced couple finds it impossible to stay out of each other's lives. Cast: 
  Jane Wyman, Ray Milland, Aldo Ray. Dir: Alexander Hall. C-94 mins, TV-G  
6:45 PM Let's Try Again (1934)  
  A doctor and his wife almost succumb to the lure of outside relationships. Cast: 
  Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Irene Hervey. Dir: Worthington Miner. BW-67 mins, TV-G  
8:00 PM Mayor Of Hell, The (1933)  
  A racketeer goes straight to run a reform school. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Madge Evans, Allen Jenkins. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-90 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:45 PM 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  
11:30 PM Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)  
  Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-97 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:15 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  
2:45 AM Blonde Crazy (1931)  
  A con-man bellhop and his chambermaid girlfriend set out to fleece hotel guests. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ray Milland. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. BW-79 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:15 AM He Was Her Man (1934)  
  A safecracker goes straight to get back at some fellow crooks. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Victor Jory. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-70 mins, TV-G, CC  

10 Thursday  
6:00 AM Thief of Damascus (1952)  
  A young man assembles a band of adventurers to take on an evil sultan. Cast: 
  Paul Henreid, John Sutton, Jeff Donnell. Dir: Will Jason. C-79 mins, TV-G  
7:30 AM Last of the Buccaneers (1950)  
  When one of his lieutenant's attacks an American ship, Jean Lafitte has to elude the U.S. Navy. 
  Cast: Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, Karin Booth. Dir: Lew Landers. C-79 mins, TV-G  
9:00 AM Pirates of Tripoli (1955)  
  A pirate tries to help a deposed Arabian princess reclaim her throne. Cast: 
  Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Paul Newlan. Dir: Felix Feist. C-71 mins, , Letterbox Format  
10:30 AM Siren of Bagdad (1953)  
  An Arabian magician takes on a corrupt sultan to help a beautiful princess. Cast: 
  Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Hans Conried. Dir: Richard Quine. C-72 mins, TV-G  
12:00 PM 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  
2:00 PM Joan Of Paris (1942)  
  A waitress risks her life to help downed pilots escape occupied France. Cast: 
  Paul Henreid, Michele Morgan, Alan Ladd. Dir: Robert Stevenson. BW-92 mins, TV-PG, CC  
4:00 PM In Our Time (1944)  
  A Polish count and his English wife battle Nazi invaders. Cast: 
  Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Alla Nazimova. Dir: Vincent Sherman. BW-111 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:00 PM Of Human Bondage (1946)  
  A medical student risks his future when he falls for a low-class waitress. Cast: 
  Eleanor Parker, Paul Henreid, Alexis Smith. Dir: Edmund Goulding. BW-106 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
8:00 PM 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  
9:30 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  
11:15 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  
1:15 AM Romeo And Juliet (1936)  
  Shakespeare's classic tale of young lovers from feuding families. Cast: 
  Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore. Dir: George Cukor. BW-125 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
3:30 AM Mayerling (1968)  
  True story of Austria's Crown Prince Rudolph and his tragic love for a commoner. Cast: 
  Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason. Dir: Terence Young. C-127 mins, TV-14, Letterbox 

11 Friday  
6:00 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  
7:45 AM Slight Case Of Larceny, A (1953)  
  A garage owner taps into his rivals' gas lines. Cast: 
  Mickey Rooney, Eddie Bracken, Elaine Stewart. Dir: Don Weis. BW-71 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:00 AM Strange Cargo (1940)  
  Devil's Island escapees are changed forever by a prisoner who thinks he's Jesus. Cast: 
  Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-113 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:00 AM So Well Remembered (1947)  
  A mill-owner's ambitious daughter almost ruins her husband's political career. Cast: 
  John Mills, Martha Scott, Trevor Howard. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. BW-115 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:00 PM This Could Be The Night (1957)  
  A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub. Cast: 
  Jean Simmons, Paul Douglas, Anthony Franciosa. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
3:00 PM Ada (1961)  
  A call girl weds an easygoing politician and helps him against corrupt state officials. Cast: 
  Susan Hayward, Dean Martin, Wilfrid Hyde-White. Dir: Daniel Mann. C-108 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox
5:00 PM Act Of Violence (1949)  
  An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer. Cast: 
  Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. BW-82 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:30 PM Out Of The Fog (1941)  
  A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter.
  Cast: Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-85 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)  
  Space invaders attack the nation's capital. Cast: 
  Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Morris Ankrum. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox 
9:30 PM Rock Around the Clock (1956)  
  A music promoter decides to get into the new world of rock music. Cast: 
  Johnny Johnston, Bill Haley, Lisa Gaye. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-77 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
11:00 PM Cell 2455, Death Row (1955)  
  A Death Row inmate uses his prison law studies to fight for his life. Cast: 
  William Campbell, Marian Carr, Kathryn Grant. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-77 mins,  
12:30 AM Werewolf, The (1956)  
  A scientific experiment turns an innocent man into a bloodthirsty monster. Cast: 
  Steven Ritch, Don Megowan, Joyce Holden. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-80 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox 
2:00 AM Death Race 2000 (1975)  
  Racers compete in a brutal cross-country race, with points scored for killing pedestrians. Cast: 
  David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Mary Woronov. Dir: Paul Bartel. C-80 mins, TV-MA  
3:30 AM Rollerball (1975)  
  The star of a bloodthirsty future sport tries to clean up the game before it kills him. Cast: 
  James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams. Dir: Norman Jewison. C-125 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox

12 Saturday  
6:00 AM Show Boat (1951)  
  Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River." Cast: 
  Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson. Dir: George Sidney. C-108 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 AM Princess And The Pirate, The (1944)  
  A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates. Cast: 
  Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan. Dir: David Butler. C-94 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:00 AM Voice of the Whistler (1945)  
  A dying millionaire marries his nurse for companionship, only to experience a miracle cure. 
  Cast: Richard Dix, Lynn Merrick, Rhys Williams. Dir: William Castle. BW-60 mins  
11:15 AM Mysterious Intruder, The (1946)  
  A detective discovers the woman he's been hired to track down is the key to an unusual inheritance
  Cast: Richard Dix, Barton MacLane, Nina Vale. Dir: William Castle. BW-62 mins  
12:30 PM Lassie Come Home (1943)  
  A faithful collie undertakes an arduous journey to return to her lost family. Cast: 
  Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp. Dir: Fred M. Wilcox. C-89 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
2:15 PM Yearling, The (1946)  
  A Florida boy's pet deer threatens the family farm. Cast: 
  Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman, Jr. Dir: Clarence Brown. C-128 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
4:30 PM Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger (1977)  
  When a witch turns a young prince into a baboon, Sinbad fights to save him. Cast: 
  Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Jane Seymour. Dir: Sam Wanamaker. C-113 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox 
6:30 PM 20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)  
  A crashed spaceship unleashes a rapidly growing monster from Venus. Cast: 
  William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia. Dir: Nathan Juran. BW-83 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox 
8:00 PM Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957)  
  The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma. Cast: 
  William Holden, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa. Dir: David Lean. BW-162 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
11:00 PM Hill, The (1965)  
  Prisoners fight to survive the grueling conditions in a North African military stockade. Cast: 
  Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Michael Redgrave. Dir: Sidney Lumet. BW-123 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox
1:15 AM Great Escape, The (1963)  
  Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape. Cast:
  James Garner, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough. Dir: John Sturges. C-172 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox 
4:15 AM Stalag 17 (1953)  
  A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he's not an informer. Cast: 
  William Holden, Peter Graves, Otto Preminger. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-120 mins, TV-PG, CC  

13 Sunday  
6:30 AM Shopworn (1932)  
  A waitress falls for a wealthy young man but has to fight his mother to find happiness. Cast: 
  Barbara Stanwyck, Regis Toomey, Zasu Pits. Dir: Nick Grinde. BW-66 mins, , CC  
8:00 AM Johnny Belinda (1948)  
  A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate. Cast: 
  Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Agnes Moorehead. Dir: Jean Negulesco. BW-102 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:00 AM Country Girl, The (1954)  
  While trying to help her husband make a comeback, an 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  
12:00 PM Talk Of The Town, The (1942)  
  An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher
  Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman. Dir: George Stevens. BW-119 mins, TV-G  
2:00 PM Miracle of Morgan's Creek, The (1944)  
  During World War II, a 4F tries to help the woman he loves cover up a surprise pregnancy. Cast:
  Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, William Demarest. Dir: Preston Sturges. BW-98 mins, TV-PG, CC  
4:00 PM Sunday In New York (1963)  
  A philandering pilot gets real moral, real fast when his sister contemplates a premarital fling. 
  Cast: Cliff Robertson, Rod Taylor, Jane Fonda. Dir: Peter Tewksbury. C-105 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:00 PM Tender Trap, The (1955)  
  A swinging bachelor finds love when he meets a girl immune to his line. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, Celeste Holm. Dir: Charles Walters. C-111 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox, DVS
8:00 PM Trip To Bountiful, The (1985)  
  An aging woman escapes her controlling family to visit her childhood home. Cast: 
  Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn. Dir: Peter Masterson. C-107 mins, TV-14  
10:00 PM Summer And Smoke (1961)  
  A small-town spinster's repressed love for the local rebel spells danger. Cast: 
  Geraldine Page, Laurence Harvey, Una Merkel. Dir: Peter Glenville. C-118 mins, TV-PG  
12:15 AM Mating Call, The (1928)  
  In this silent film, a World War I veteran takes on the Ku Klux Klan when he loses his wife to a womanizing Klansman
  Cast: Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, Renee Adoree. Dir: James Cruze. BW-72 mins, TV-PG  
1:30 AM Day's Pleasure, A (1919)  
  In this silent short film, a man's attempts to give his family a day out are complicated by their dilapidated car
  Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-17 mins, TV-G  
2:00 AM Tokyo Drifter (1966)  
  A gangster turned straight goes on the lam to escape a rival gang. Cast: 
  Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Hideaki Nitani. Dir: Seijun Suzuki. C-83 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox 
3:30 AM Day Of The Jackal (1973)  
  British and French agents join forces to save President De Gaulle from a deadly assassin. Cast: 
  Edward Fox, Michel Lonsdale, Alan Badel. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. C-142 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox

14 Monday  
6:00 AM Two in the Dark (1936)  
  A man with amnesia fights to prove himself innocent of murder. Cast: 
  Walter Abel, Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford. Dir: Ben Stoloff. BW-74 mins, TV-PG  
7:15 AM After Office Hours (1935)  
  A society newspaperwoman tries to prove to her editor that she can crack a murder case. Cast: 
  Clark Gable, Constance Bennett, Stuart Erwin. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-72 mins, TV-G  
8:30 AM Special Agent (1935)  
  A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster. Cast: 
  Bette Davis, George Brent, Ricardo Cortez. Dir: William Keighley. BW-76 mins, TV-G  
10:00 AM Mystery House (1938)  
  A detective tries to solve a murder in a house full of suspects. Cast: 
  Ann Sheridan, Dick Purcell, Anne Nagel. Dir: Noel Smith. BW-57 mins, TV-G  
11:00 AM Last Gangster, The (1937)  
  When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him. Cast: 
  Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rose Stradner. Dir: Edward Ludwig. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:30 PM Evelyn Prentice (1934)  
  A criminal lawyer's wife faces blackmail when she has an affair. Cast: 
  Myrna Loy, William Powell, Una Merkel. Dir: William K. Howard. BW-79 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:00 PM Manhattan Melodrama (1934)  
  Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law. Cast: 
  Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-90 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:45 PM Secret Bride, The (1935)  
  A district attorney secretly marries the daughter of a man he's trying to convict. Cast: 
  Barbara Stanwyck, Warren William, Glenda Farrell. Dir: William Dieterle. BW-64 mins, TV-PG  
5:00 PM Ex-Mrs. Bradford, The (1936)  
  A detective teams with his ex-wife to solve a murder. Cast: 
  William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason. Dir: Stephen Roberts. BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC  
6:30 PM Whistling In The Dark (1933)  
  A mystery writer's plan for the perfect murder greatly interests a mobster. Cast: 
  Ernest Truex, Una Merkel, Edward Arnold. Dir: Elliot Nugent. BW-79 mins, TV-G  
8:00 PM Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton - The Man In The Shadows (2008)
9:30 PM Cat People (1942)  
  A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast. Cast: 
  Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-73 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
10:45 PM I Walked With A Zombie (1943)  
  A nurse in the Caribbean resorts to voodoo to cure her patient, even though she's in love with the woman's husband
  Cast: Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-69 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
12:00 AM Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton - The Man In The Shadows (2008)  

1:30 AM Leopard Man, The (1943)  
  When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders. Cast: 
  Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-66 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:45 AM Seventh Victim, The (1943)  
  A girl's search for her missing sister puts her in conflict with a band of satanists. Cast: 
  Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-71 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:00 AM Curse of the Cat People, The (1944)  
  A lonely child creates an imaginary playmate with surprisingly dangerous results. Cast: 
  Kent Smith, Simone Simon, Julia Dean. Dir: Robert Wise, Gunther von Fritsch. BW-70 mins, TV-PG, CC
5:15 AM Body Snatcher, The (1945)  
  To continue his medical experiments, a doctor must buy corpses from a grave robber. Cast: 
  Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-78 mins, TV-PG, CC  

15 Tuesday  
6:30 AM Isle Of The Dead (1945)  
  The inhabitants of a Balkans island under quarantine fear that one of their number is a vampire. 
  Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Helene Thimig. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-72 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:45 AM Bedlam (1946)  
  When an actress tries to reform an asylum, its corrupt keeper has her committed. Cast: 
  Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-79 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:15 AM Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton - The Man In The Shadows (2008)  

10:45 AM Youth Runs Wild (1944)  
  During World War II, neglected teens on the home front turn to delinquency. Cast: 
  Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Jean Brooks. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-67 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:00 PM Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)  
  A German officer tries to force a French laundress to become his mistress. Cast: 
  Simone Simon, Kurt Kreuger, John Emery. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-69 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:15 PM Lost Angel (1943)  
  A girl raised to be a genius gets lost and discovers the simple pleasure of life. Cast: 
  Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt. Dir: Roy Rowland. BW-91 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
3:00 PM Private Screenings: Child Stars (2006)  
  Robert Osborne sits down with former child stars Margaret O'Brien, Jane Withers, Dickie Moore and 
  Darryl Hickman for an interview on their lives and careers. BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox 
4:30 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  
6:15 PM Unfinished Dance, The (1947)  
  A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like. Cast: 
  Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Danny Thomas. Dir: Henry Koster. BW-101 mins, TV-G  
8:00 PM Landlord, The (1970)  
  A spoiled rich boy buys a Brooklyn tenement and gets mixed up in his tenants' lives. Cast: 
  Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, Pearl Bailey. Dir: Hal Ashby. C-110 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format  
10:00 PM Bad Company (1972)  
  Civil War draft dodgers head West to build new lives as outlaws. Cast: 
  Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis. Dir: Robert Benton. C-93 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format  
11:45 PM Targets (1968)  
  An aging horror star and a psychotic veteran come face to face at the premiere of the star's most recent film. 
  Cast: Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly, Peter Bogdanovich. Dir: Peter Bogdanovich. C-90 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
1:30 AM What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)  
  Woody Allen dubbed in comic dialogue for this outrageous spoof of secret-agent thrillers. Cast: 
  Voices of Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Mickey Rose. Dir: Woody Allen. C-80 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
3:00 AM Woody Allen (1971)  
  Woody Allen appears on The Dick Cavett Show in an interview that originally aired October 20, 1971
  C-67 mins, TV-PG, CC  
4:15 AM Play it Again, Sam (1972)  
  A recent divorce gets romantic advice from the ghost of Humphrey Bogart. Cast: 
  Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Lacy. Dir: Herbert Ross. C-86 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  

16 Wednesday  
6:00 AM Suddenly (1954)  
  Gunmen take over a suburban home to plot a presidential assassination. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason. Dir: Lewis Allen. BW-76 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox
7:30 AM Song Of The Thin Man (1947)  
  Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club. Cast: 
  William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Edward Buzzell. BW-87 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:00 AM Edge of the World, The (1937)  
  A fisherman fights to prevent changing times from destroying his family. Cast: 
  John Laurie, Belle Chrystall, Eric Berry. Dir: Michael Powell. BW-72 mins, TV-PG  
10:15 AM Citadel, The (1938)  
  A struggling doctor is tempted to give up his ideals for a posh high-society practice. Cast: 
  Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson. Dir: King Vidor. BW-113 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:15 PM One Foot In Heaven (1941)  
  A minister and his wife cope with the problems of church life in the 20th century. Cast: 
  Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi. Dir: Irving Rapper. BW-108 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:15 PM Informer, The (1935)  
  Irish rebel turns in his best friend to earn passage to America, then has to dodge the suspicions of cohorts
  Cast: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster. Dir: John Ford. BW-92 mins, TV-PG, CC  
4:00 PM Long Voyage Home, The (1940)  
  A merchant ship's crew tries to survive the loneliness of the sea and the coming of war. Cast: 
  John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Barry Fitzgerald. Dir: John Ford. BW-106 mins, TV-G  
6:00 PM San Francisco (1936)  
  A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner days before the big earthquake
  Cast: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-115 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 PM Footlight Parade (1933)  
  A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-104 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:00 PM Something to Sing About (1936)  
  A New York bandleader takes Hollywood by storm. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Evelyn Daw, William Frawley. Dir: Victor Schertzinger. BW-92 mins, TV-G  
11:45 PM Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)  
  Spirited musical biography of the song-and-dance man who kept America humming through two world wars
  Cast: James Cagney, Walter Huston, Joan Leslie. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-126 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
2:00 AM Love Me Or Leave Me (1955)  
  True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star. Cast:
  Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell. Dir: Charles Vidor. C-122 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
4:15 AM Taxi! (1932)  
  A feisty independent cab driver fights off a crooked syndicate. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. BW-69 mins, TV-PG, CC  
5:30 AM Other Men's Women (1931)  
  A railroad engineer falls for a co-worker's wife. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Mary Astor, Joan Blondell. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-70 mins, TV-PG, CC  

17 Thursday  
6:45 AM Picture Snatcher (1933)  
  An ex-con brings his crooked ways to a job as a news photographer. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-77 mins, TV-PG  
8:15 AM Frisco Kid (1935)  
  A shanghaied sailor turns himself into the king of San Francisco's rough-and-tumble Barbary Coast. 
  Cast: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ricardo Cortez. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-77 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:45 AM Something Always Happens (1934)  
  When a gasoline company president rejects his marketing proposal, an unemployed man joins the competition
  Cast: Ian Hunter, Nancy O'Neil, John Singer. Dir: Michael Powell. BW-69 mins, TV-G  
11:00 AM Crime Unlimited (1935)  
  A young police academy recruit tries to break up a gang of thieves. 
  Cast: Esmond Knight, Lilli Palmer, Cecil Parker. Dir: Ralph Ince. BW-71 mins, TV-G  
12:15 PM Man of the Moment (1935)  
  A fortune-hunter saves a young woman from drowning, risking his marriage to an heiress. Cast: 
  Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Laura La Plante, Margaret Lockwood. Dir: Monty Banks. BW-81 mins, TV-G  
1:45 PM Crown vs. Stevens (1936)  
  An ex-dancer marries a rich man hoping to pay off a loan shark. Cast: 
  Beatrix Thomson, Patric Knowles, Googie Withers. Dir: Michael Powell. BW-66 mins, TV-G  
3:00 PM Peterville Diamond, The (1942)  
  A husband's attempt to quiet his nagging wife with jewelry leads to disaster. Cast: 
  Anne Crawford, Donald Stewart, Renee Houston. Dir: William Forde. BW-85 mins, TV-G  
4:30 PM Dark Tower, The (1943)  
  A romantic triangle involving a hypnotist and two trapeze artists threatens to destroy a circus. 
  Cast: Ben Lyon, Anne Crawford, David Farrar. Dir: John Harlow. BW-93 mins, TV-G  
6:15 PM Hotel Reserve (1946)  
  An Austrian refugee tries to figure out which guest at a French resort is a spy. Cast: 
  James Mason, Lucie Mannheim, Raymond Lovell. Dir: Victor Hanbury, Lance Comfort, Mutz Greenbaum. BW-79 mins, TV-G
8:00 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, PG, CC, DVS  
10:00 PM From Here To Eternity (1953)  
  Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II. Cast: 
  Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. BW-118 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:15 AM Notorious (1946)  
  A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil. Cast: 
  Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:00 AM To Catch a Thief (1955)  
  A retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style
  Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-106 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox 
4:00 AM Mogambo (1953)  
  In this remake of Red Dust, an African hunter is torn between a lusty showgirl and a married woman. 
  Cast: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly. Dir: John Ford. C-116 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  

18 Friday  
6:00 AM Green Fire (1954)  
  An emerald prospector clashes with a beautiful plantation owner in South America. Cast: 
  Grace Kelly, Stewart Granger, Paul Douglas. Dir: Andrew Marton. C-100 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox 
7:45 AM Only Angels Have Wings (1939)  
  A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country. 
  Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-121 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:00 AM His Girl Friday (1940)  
  An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying. Cast: 
  Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:00 PM Awful Truth, The (1937)  
  A divorced couple keeps getting mixed up in each other's love lives. Cast: 
  Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Leo McCarey. BW-91 mins, TV-PG, CC  
1:45 PM 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  
4:15 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, , CC  
6:00 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  
8:00 PM 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,  
10:00 PM Johnny Eager (1942)  
  A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love. Cast: 
  Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Van Heflin. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-107 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:00 AM Marked Woman (1937)  
  A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss. Cast: 
  Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-97 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:00 AM Barbarella (1968)  
  An over-sexed space agent takes on a dictator and an amoral queen. Cast: 
  Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg. Dir: Roger Vadim. C-98 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format  
3:45 AM Wild, Wild Planet, The (1965)  
  Space amazons control the Earth by shrinking its leaders. Cast: 
  Tony Russell, Lisa Gastoni, Franco Nero. Dir: Anthony Dawson. C-94 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
5:30 AM Festival of Shorts #18 (1999)  
  TCM offers two 10-minute shorts Nostradamas (1938), produced as an "MGM Historical Mystery" and 
  More About Nostradamas (1940), part of the "MGM Miniature" series. BW-23 mins, CC  

19 Saturday  
6:00 AM 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  
8:00 AM 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 
10:00 AM Secret of the Whistler, The (1946)  
  An artist plots murder when his rich wife when she catches him in an affair with one of his models.
  Cast: Richard Dix, Leslie Brooks, Michael Duane. Dir: George Sherman. BW-64 mins  
11:15 AM Return of the Whistler, The (1948)  
  When a woman goes missing on the eve of her wedding, her fiancee hires a detective to track her down.
  Cast: Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, Richard Lane. Dir: D. Ross Lederman. BW-63 mins  
12:30 PM World's Greatest Athlete, The (1973)  
  A washed-up coach saves his career when he discovers a jungle boy who's a natural athlete. Cast: 
  Tim Conway, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Amos. Dir: Robert Scheerer. C-92 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox 
2:30 PM High Noon (1952)  
  A retired Marshal must defend his town from a revengeful villain. Cast: 
  Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. BW-85 mins, TV-PG, CC  
  Later remade by Sean Connery as the sci-fi movie "Outland"
4:00 PM 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  
6:00 PM Rio Grande (1950)  
  A cavalry unit located on the Mexican border must control Indian uprisings. Cast: 
  John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson. Dir: John Ford. BW-105 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Pride And Prejudice (1940)  
  Jane Austen's comic classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England. Cast: 
  Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edna May Oliver. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-118 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
10:15 PM Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)  
  A cold-hearted teacher becomes the school favorite when he's thawed by a beautiful young woman. 
  Cast: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Paul Henreid. Dir: Sam Wood. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
12:15 AM Valley Of Decision, The (1945)  
  An Irish housemaid's romance with the boss's son is complicated by labor disputes in the Pittsburgh mills
  Cast: Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Tay Garnett. BW-119 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:30 AM Random Harvest (1942)  
  A woman's happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia. 
  Cast: Greer Garson, Ronald Colman, Susan Peters. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-127 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:45 AM Blossoms In The Dust (1941)  
  True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas. 
  Cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Marsha Hunt. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. C-100 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  

20 Sunday  
6:30 AM Smashing The Money Ring (1939)  
  The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships. 
  Cast: Ronald Reagan, Eddie Foy, Jr., Margot Stevenson. Dir: Terry Morse. BW-57 mins, TV-G  
7:30 AM Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1934)  
  A British family gets mixed up with spies and an assassination plot while vacationing in Switzerland.
  Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-75 mins,  
9:00 AM Private Screenings: Patricia Neal (2004)  
  Patricia Neal discusses her career with TCM host Robert Osborne. BW-40 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:00 AM Fountainhead, The (1949)  
  An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman. 
  Cast: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey. Dir: King Vidor. BW-113 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
12:00 PM 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  
2:15 PM Indiscreet (1958)  
  A tycoon pretends to be married while courting a beautiful actress. Cast: 
  Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker. Dir: Stanley Donen. C-100 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
4:00 PM Father Goose (1964)  
  A WWII drifter finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their beautiful teacher. Cast: 
  Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard. Dir: Ralph Nelson. C-116 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
6:00 PM Love With The Proper Stranger (1964)  
  When a one-night stand results in pregnancy, a musician and a young girl try to resolve the issue together.
  Cast: Steve McQueen, Natalie Wood, Tom Bosley. Dir: Robert Mulligan. BW-100 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Bullfighter and the Lady (1951)  
  An American takes up bullfighting to impress the ladies but learns to respect the sport. Cast: 
  Robert Stack, Joy Page, Gilbert Roland. Dir: Budd Boettcher. BW-125 mins,  
10:15 PM Fiesta (1947)  
  A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
  Cast: Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalban, Cyd Charisse. Dir: Richard Thorpe. C-102 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:15 AM Sea Hawk, The (1924)  
  In this silent film, an English noble sold into slavery escapes and turns himself into a pirate king.
  Cast: Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Wallace Beery. Dir: Frank Lloyd. BW-124 mins, TV-G  
2:30 AM Mississippi Mermaid (1969)  
  A plantation owner's mail-order bride turns out to be a beautiful woman with murder on her mind. 
  Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Bouquet. Dir: Francois Truffaut. C-123 mins, TV-14, CC  
4:45 AM Emperor Jones, The (1933)  
  When his subjects revolt, a Caribbean dictator looks back on the path that led to his downfall. 
  Cast: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Fredi Washington. Dir: Dudley Murphy. BW-76 mins, TV-14  

21 Monday  
6:00 AM Jackie Robinson Story, The (1950)  
  Jackie Robinson plays himself in this true story of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier
  Cast: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Louise Beavers. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-77 mins, TV-PG, DVS  
7:30 AM Intruder In The Dust (1949)  
  Only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob. Cast: 
  Juano Hernandez, Elizabeth Patterson, David Brian. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-87 mins, TV-G  
9:00 AM World, The Flesh, And The Devil, The (1959)  
  A black man, a white woman and a racist are the only people left alive after a nuclear disaster. Cast:
  Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer. Dir: Ranald MacDougall. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
10:45 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  
12:30 PM Paris Blues (1961)  
  Two jazz musicians deal with romantic problems in Paris. Cast: 
  Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier. Dir: Martin Ritt. C-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
2:15 PM Patch Of Blue, A (1965)  
  A blind white girl falls in love with a black man. Cast: 
  Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman. Dir: Guy Green. BW-105 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox, DVS  
4:15 PM Edge of the City (1957)  
  An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official. Cast: 
  John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden. Dir: Martin Ritt. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
5:45 PM Raisin in the Sun, A (1961)  
  A black woman uses her late husband's life insurance to build a better world for her children. Cast: 
  Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee. Dir: Daniel Petrie. BW-128 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 PM 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-83 mins, TV-MA  
9:40 PM Horse, The (1973)  
  A young boy comes of age dealing with a horse's violent death. Dir: Charles Burnett. C-13 mins, TV-14
10:00 PM My Brother's Wedding (1983)  
  Estranged brothers reconcile when one agrees to be the other's best man. Cast: 
  Everett Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannoon-Burnett. Dir: Charles Burnett. C-115 mins, TV-14  
11:30 PM When It Rains (1995)  
  A musician tries to help a friend pay the rent. Cast: Ayuko Babu. Dir: Charles Burnett. C-13 mins, PG
12:00 AM Several Friends (1969)  
  African-American family copes with employment issues in South Los Angeles. Dir: Charles Burnett. C-21 mins, TV-MA
12:30 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-83 mins, TV-MA  
2:10 AM Horse, The (1973)  
  A young boy comes of age dealing with a horse's violent death. Dir: Charles Burnett. C-13 mins, TV-14
2:30 AM My Brother's Wedding (1983)  
  Estranged brothers reconcile when one agrees to be the other's best man. Cast: 
  Everett Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannoon-Burnett. Dir: Charles Burnett. C-115 mins, TV-14  
4:00 AM When It Rains (1995)  
  A musician tries to help a friend pay the rent. Cast: Ayuko Babu. Dir: Charles Burnett. C-13 mins, PG
4:30 AM Several Friends (1969)  
  African-American family copes with employment issues in South Los Angeles. Dir: Charles Burnett. C-21 mins, TV-MA
5:00 AM MGM Parade Show #2 (1955)  
  Judy Garland and Bert Lahr perform in a clip from "The Wizard of Oz"; 
  Gene Kelly introduces a clip from "It's Always Fair Weather." Hosted by George Murphy. BW-25 mins, G  
5:30 AM Festival of Shorts #18 (1999)  
  TCM offers two 10-minute shorts Nostradamas (1938), produced as an "MGM Historical Mystery" and 
  More About Nostradamas (1940), part of the "MGM Miniature" series. BW-23 mins, , CC  

22 Tuesday  
6:00 AM Blind Date (1934)  
  A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best
  Cast: Ann Sothern, Neil Hamilton, Paul Kelly. Dir: Roy William Neill. BW-72 mins, TV-G  
7:30 AM 39 Steps, The (1935)  
  A man falsely suspected of killing a spy races across Scotland handcuffed to the beautiful blonde who turned him in
  Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Godfrey Tearle. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-86 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:00 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-105 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:00 AM Some Like It Hot (1959)  
  Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band. Cast: 
  Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-121 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
1:15 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-134 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
3:30 PM Rainmaker, The (1956)  
  A fake rainmaker melts the heart of a Kansas spinster while trying to save the town's crops. 
  Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey. Dir: Joseph Anthony. C-121 mins, TV-G  
5:45 PM Quiet Man, The (1952)  
  An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife. Cast: 
  John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald. Dir: John Ford. C-129 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Park Row (1952)  
  A crusading newspaperman fights to save his paper from a hostile takeover. Cast: 
  Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Bela Kovacs. Dir: Samuel Fuller. BW-83 mins, TV-PG  
9:30 PM Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)  
  Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking-it-rich in the Mexican mountains.
  Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt. Dir: John Huston. BW-126 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
11:45 PM Two Women (1960)  
  A widow tries to get her daughter to safety in World War II Italy. Cast: 
  Sophia Loren, Eleanora Brown, Jean-Paul Belmondo. Dir: Vittorio De Sica. BW-93 mins, TV-14, Letterbox 
1:30 AM Paisan (1946)  
  Short vignettes reveal the personal effects of the Allied invasion of Italy. Cast: 
  Dots Johnson, Maria Michi, Harriet Medin. Dir: Roberto Rossellini. BW-112 mins, TV-PG  
3:30 AM Red Shoes, The (1948)  
  A young ballerina is torn between her art and her romance with a young composer. Cast: 
  Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. C-134 mins, G, CC  

23 Wednesday  
6:00 AM Gaslight (1944)  
  A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion. Cast: 
  Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury. Dir: George Cukor. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
8:00 AM Murder, My Sweet (1944)  
  Detective Philip Marlowe's search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder. Cast: 
  Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:45 AM Big House, The (1930)  
  An attempted prison break leads to a riot. Cast: 
  Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Robert Montgomery. Dir: George Hill. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:15 AM Nightfall (1956)  
  A man on a hunting trip gets mixed up with murderous bank robbers. Cast: 
  Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, Anne Bancroft. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-79 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:45 PM Talk Of The Town, The (1942)  
  An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
  Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman. Dir: George Stevens. BW-119 mins, TV-G  
2:45 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  
4:30 PM 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  
6:15 PM Harvey (1950)  
  A 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  
8:00 PM Fighting 69th, The (1940)  
  A braggart soldier learns the true meaning of heroism when he joins World War I's all-Irish unit. 
  Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent. Dir: William Keighley. BW-90 mins, TV-PG  
10:00 PM Gallant Hours, The (1959)  
  Admiral William F. Halsey fights to turn the tide against the Japanese during World War II. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Richard Jaeckel. Dir: Robert Montgomery. BW-116 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox
12:00 AM Captains Of The Clouds (1942)  
  A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war. 
  Cast: James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall. Dir: Michael Curtiz. C-113 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:00 AM Devil Dogs Of The Air (1935)  
  Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-85 mins, TV-PG, CC  
3:30 AM Here Comes the Navy (1934)  
  A cocky naval cadet clashes with an old friend serving with him. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Dorothy Tree. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC  
5:00 AM Oklahoma Kid, The (1939)  
  A cowboy sets out to avenge his father's lynching. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-81 mins, TV-PG, CC  

24 Thursday  
6:30 AM Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)  
  A brutal rancher has to soften his ways to win the woman he loves. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Irene Papas, Don Dubbins. Dir: Robert Wise. C-96 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:15 AM These Wilder Years (1956)  
  A wealthy businessman sets out to find his long-lost illegitimate son. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Roy Rowland. BW-91 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:00 AM Irish In Us, The (1935)  
  The sons of an Irish family have to choose among police work, prize fighting and love. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-84 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:30 AM Jimmy The Gent (1934)  
  An unscrupulous detective makes a killing locating missing heirs. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Bette Davis, Allen Jenkins. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-68 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:45 PM St. Louis Kid, The (1934)  
  A hotheaded truck driver gets mixed up in a labor dispute. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Patricia Ellis, Hobart Cavanaugh. Dir: Ray Enright. BW-67 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:00 PM Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)  
  A one-armed man uncovers small-town secrets when he tries to visit an Asian-American war hero's family
  Cast: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis. Dir: John Sturges. C-82 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox, DVS  
3:30 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  
5:15 PM Badlanders, The (1958)  
  Western outlaws join forces for a daring gold robbery in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle. Cast: 
  Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado. Dir: Delmer Daves. C-84 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
6:45 PM Terror On A Train (1953)  
  It's a race against the clock to defuse 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  
8:00 PM Camille (1936)  
  In this classic 19th-century romance, a kept woman runs off with a young admirer in search of love and happiness
  Cast: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: George Cukor. BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS
10:00 PM Love Story (1970)  
  Students from opposite sides of the tracks fight for their love. Cast: 
  Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, Ray Milland. Dir: Arthur Hiller. C-100 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
11:45 PM Anna Karenina (1935)  
  Adaptation of Tolstoy's classic tale of a woman who deserts her family for an illicit love. Cast: 
  Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-93 mins, TV-14, CC  
1:30 AM Waterloo Bridge (1940)  
  A ballerina turns to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War I. Cast: 
  Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
3:30 AM Last Time I Saw Paris, The (1954)  
  A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress. Cast: 
  Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Donna Reed. Dir: Richard Brooks. C-116 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
5:30 AM All This, And Heaven Too (1940)  
  A French nobleman falls in love with his children's governess. Cast: 
  Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-141 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  

25 Friday  
8:00 AM Festival of Shorts #18 (1999)  
  TCM offers two 10-minute shorts Nostradamas (1938), produced as an "MGM Historical Mystery" and 
  More About Nostradamas (1940), part of the "MGM Miniature" series. BW-23 mins, CC  
8:30 AM 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-127 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:45 AM Ben-Hur (1959)  
  While seeking revenge, a rebellious Israelite prince crosses paths with Jesus Christ. Cast: 
  Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins. Dir: William Wyler. C-222 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox, DVS  
2:30 PM Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963)  
  When two legendary Greek heroes are marooned, they're pushed into conflict with the famed Biblical strongman
  Cast: Kirk Morris, Richard Lloyd, Enzo Cerusico. Dir: Pietro Francisci. C-86 mins, TV-PG  
4:00 PM Jason And The Argonauts (1963)  
  The legendary hero enlists the help of the gods to steal the golden fleece. Cast: 
  Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Honor Blackman. Dir: Don Chaffey. C-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
6:00 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  
8:00 PM Alias Jesse James (1959)  
  An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw. Cast:
  Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. C-92 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox  
9:45 PM Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)  
  A con-man signs on as sheriff for crooked purposes then goes straight. Cast: 
  James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan. Dir: Burt Kennedy. C-93 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
11:30 PM Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)  
  A con artist poses as a notorious hired gun. Cast: 
  James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam. Dir: Burt Kennedy. C-92 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
1:15 AM Law West of Tombstone, The (1938)  
  A cowardly judge enlists a hot young gunman to help him fight outlaws. Cast: 
  Harry Carey, Tim Holt, Evelyn Brent. Dir: Glenn Tryon. BW-73 mins, TV-G  
2:30 AM Kids Are Alright, The (1979)  
  Documentary footage traces The Who's rise to rock stardom. Cast: 
  Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle, Keith Moon. Dir: Jeff Stein. BW-109 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox 
4:15 AM Last Waltz, The (1978)  
  Legendary back-up group The Band teams with rock greats for a farewell concert. Cast: 
  Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell. Dir: Martin Scorsese. C-117 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox  

26 Saturday  
6:15 AM Outrage, The (1964)  
  A Mexican bandit's crimes receive wildly different interpretations from four witnesses. Cast: 
  Paul Newman, Claire Bloom, Edward G. Robinson. Dir: Martin Ritt. BW-96 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
8:00 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  
10:00 AM Armored Car Robbery (1950)  
  A police officer tries to find half a million dollars stolen by gangsters. Cast: 
  Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman. Dir: Richard Fleischer BW-68 mins, TV-PG  
11:15 AM Johnny Angel (1946)  
  A sailor sets out to solve his father's murder. Cast: 
  George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso. Dir: Edwin L. Marin. BW-79 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:45 PM Fighting Kentuckian, The (1949)  
  A militiaman falls for a Frenchwoman and tries to protect her people from land grabbers. Cast: 
  John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Oliver Hardy. Dir: George Waggner. BW-100 mins,  
2:30 PM Dead Poets Society (1989)  
  An English teacher inspires his students to seize the day with sometimes disastrous results. Cast:
  Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke. Dir: Peter Weir. C-129 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
5:00 PM Private Screenings: Norman Jewison (2007)  
  Director Norman Jewison discusses his life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne. C-60 mins, TV-PG, CC
6:15 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  
8:00 PM 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  
10:00 PM Thunder Rock (1942)  
  A disillusioned writer moves into a lighthouse where some ghostly visitors restore his faith. 
  Cast: Michael Redgrave, Barbara Mullen, James Mason. Dir: Roy Boulting. BW-112 mins  
12:00 AM Way to the Stars, The (1945)  
  A young flyer deals with the strains of wartime service and survivors' guilt during World War II. 
  Cast: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John. Dir: Anthony Asquith. BW-87 mins  
2:00 AM Lady Vanishes, The (1938)  
  A young woman on vacation triggers an international incident when she tries to track an elderly friend who has
  disappeared Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Dame May Whitty. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-95 mins, TV-G
3:45 AM Quiet American, The (1957)  
  An American economist gets caught between Communists and colonialists in Indochina. Cast: 
  Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Giorgia Moll. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. BW-122 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  

27 Sunday  
6:00 AM Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941)  
  High society sleuths Nick & Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a 
  race-track murder Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Donna Reed. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-97 mins, TV-G, CC
8:00 AM Ransom! (1956)  
  A wealthy couple tries to cope with the press and the police when their son is kidnapped. Cast: 
  Glenn Ford, Donna Reed, Leslie Nielsen. Dir: Alex Segal. BW-102 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:00 AM Since You Went Away (1944)  
  A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II. Cast: 
  Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten. Dir: John Cromwell. BW-177 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:00 PM Stardust Memories (1980)  
  A film comedian attending a festival in his honor dreams of doing more serious work. Cast: 
  Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper. Dir: Woody Allen. BW-89 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
2:30 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-82 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
4:00 PM Sterile Cuckoo, The (1969)  
  An innocent college boy gets mixed up with a needy, neurotic young woman. Cast: 
  Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire. Dir: Alan J. Pakula. C-106 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:00 PM 2010 (1984)  
  In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a U.S.-Soviet crew investigates a mysterious monolith orbiting Jupiter
  Cast: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Keir Dullea. Dir: Peter Hyams. C-116 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 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,  
10:00 PM Four Daughters (1938)  
  A small-town family's peaceful life is shattered when one daughter falls for a rebellious musician.
  Cast: Claude Rains, John Garfield, Priscilla Lane. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-90 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:00 AM West Point (1928)  
  In this silent film, an arrogant cadet finds love and discipline just in time for the big Army-Navy game.
  Cast: William Haines, Joan Crawford, William Bakewell. Dir: Edward Sedgwick. BW-95 mins, TV-G  
2:00 AM Gigi (original French version, 1948)  
  Young girl who has been trained to be a kept woman, sets out to reform the young man who wants to keep her
  Cast: Daniele Delorme, Gaby Morlay, Yvonne de Bray. Dir: Jacqueline Audry. BW-83 mins, TV-PG  
3:30 AM Barefoot Contessa, The (1954)  
  A Spanish dancer becomes an international star but still longs to get her feet in the dirt. Cast: 
  Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. C-130 mins, TV-G, CC  

28 Monday  
6:00 AM Thieves Fall Out (1941)  
  A young man tries to rescue his grandmother from kidnappers. Cast: 
  Jane Darwell, Eddie Albert, Joan Leslie. Dir: Ray Enright. BW-72 mins, TV-PG  
7:15 AM Unsuspected, The (1947)  
  The producer of a radio crime series commits the perfect crime, then has to put the case on the air.
  Cast: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Constance Bennett. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:00 AM Arnelo Affair, The (1947)  
  A neglected wife gets mixed up with an hypnotic charmer and murder. Cast: 
  George Murphy, Frances Gifford, John Hodiak. Dir: Arch Oboler. BW-87 mins, TV-PG  
10:30 AM Crossfire (1947)  
  A crusading district attorney investigates the murder of a Jewish man. Cast: 
  Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:00 PM Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951)  
  The British sleuth comes out of retirement to help catch a band of thieves armed with military weapons.
  Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Margaret Leighton, David Tomlinson. Dir: Victor Saville. BW-80 mins, TV-PG  
1:30 PM Affair With A Stranger (1953)  
  A playwright and his wife search the past for the key to saving their troubled marriage. Cast: 
  Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Jane Darwell. Dir: Roy Rowland. BW-87 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:00 PM Handle With Care (1958)  
  During a mock trial, a small-town law student uncovers new evidence about a real crime. Cast: 
  Dean Jones, Joan O'Brien, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: David Friedkin. BW-82 mins, TV-PG  
4:30 PM Day They Robbed The Bank Of England, The (1960)  
  Turn-of-the-century Irish patriots plan to overthrow the British government. Cast: 
  Peter O'Toole, Aldo Ray, Elizabeth Sellars. Dir: John Guillermin. BW-85 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
6:00 PM Please Don't Eat The Daisies (1960)  
  A drama critic and his family try to adjust to life in the country. Cast: 
  Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige. Dir: Charles Walters. C-111 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS  
8:00 PM I See A Dark Stranger (1945)  
  An Irish woman who hates the English turns Nazi spy. Cast: 
  Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley. Dir: Frank Launder. BW-112 mins, TV-G  
10:00 PM That Hamilton Woman (1941)  
  Naval hero Lord Nelson defies convention to court a married woman of common birth. Cast: 
  Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Sara Allgood. Dir: Alexander Korda. BW-125 mins, TV-G  
12:15 AM Red Pony, The (1949)  
  A rancher's son learns a valuable lesson when he's given a pony. Cast: 
  Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern. Dir: Lewis Milestone. C-90 mins,  
2:00 AM Squall, The (1929)  
  A gypsy beauty sets the men of a farming family to fighting over her favors. Cast: 
  Myrna Loy, Alice Joyce, Loretta Young. Dir: Alexander Korda. BW-102 mins, TV-G  
4:00 AM 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, , CC  
5:30 AM Festival of Shorts #18 (1999)  
  TCM offers two 10-minute shorts Nostradamas (1938), produced as an "MGM Historical Mystery" and 
  More About Nostradamas (1940), part of the "MGM Miniature" series. BW-23 mins, , CC  

29 Tuesday  
6:00 AM Red-Headed Woman (1932)  
  An ambitious secretary tries to sleep her way into high society. Cast: 
  Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Una Merkel. Dir: Jack Conway. BW-80 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:30 AM Hold Your Man (1933)  
  A hard-boiled babe and a con man wear down each other's rough edges. Cast: 
  Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin. Dir: Sam Wood. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:00 AM Girl From Missouri, The (1934)  
  A gold-digging chorus girl tries to keep her virtue while searching for a rich husband. Cast: 
  Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Jack Conway. BW-72 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:15 AM Reckless (1935)  
  A theatrical star gets in over her head when she marries a drunken millionaire. Cast: 
  Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone. Dir: Victor Fleming. BW-97 mins, TV-PG  
12:00 PM Personal Property (1937)  
  The bailiff charged with disposing of a financially strapped widow's estate pretends to be her butler. 
  Cast: Jean Harlow, Robert Taylor, Reginald Owen. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-84 mins, TV-G  
1:30 PM Saratoga (1937)  
  A horse breeder's daughter falls for a bookie. Cast: 
  Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: Jack Conway. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:15 PM Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)  
  A young jockey goes crooked to land a valuable riding job. Cast: 
  Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Sophie Tucker. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-80 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:45 PM Everybody Sing (1938)  
  A theatrical family tries to put on a show but is upstaged by their servants. Cast: 
  Allan Jones, Fanny Brice, Judy Garland. Dir: Edwin L. Marin. BW-91 mins, TV-G, CC  
6:30 PM Judy: Impressions of Garland (1972)  
  This BBC/MGM-TV co-produced documentary on the life and career of Judy Garland includes 
  interviews with Liza Minnelli, Charles Walters and Mickey Rooney. C-68 mins, TV-G  
8:00 PM Beau Brummel (1924)  
  In this silent film, the legendary dandy takes on British society to court a lady above his station. 
  Cast: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis. Dir: Harry Beaumont. BW-75 mins  
10:15 PM Mad Genius, The (1931)  
  A deranged ballet teacher will stop at nothing to keep control of his protegee. Cast: 
  John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Cook. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-81 mins, TV-14  
11:45 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  
1:00 AM Topaze (1933)  
  A simple schoolteacher gets caught up in a wealthy baron's crooked schemes. Cast: 
  John Barrymore, Myrna Loy, Reginald Mason. Dir: Harry D'Abbadie D'Arrast. BW-79 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:30 AM Beau Brummel (1924)  
  In this silent film, the legendary dandy takes on British society to court a lady above his station. 
  Cast: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis. Dir: Harry Beaumont. BW-75 mins  
4:45 AM Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)  
  In this silent film, a playboy fights to save a young woman from the smugglers who have kidnapped them.
  Cast: Dorothy Dalton, Rudolph Valentino, Charles Brinley. Dir: George Melford. BW-68 mins, TV-G  

30 Wednesday  
6:00 AM MGM Parade Show #2 (1955)  
  Judy Garland and Bert Lahr perform in a clip from "The Wizard of Oz"; 
  Gene Kelly introduces a clip from "It's Always Fair Weather." Hosted by George Murphy. BW-25 mins, TV-G  
6:45 AM Terror, The (1963)  
  A lost soldier discovers a mysterious beauty haunting a half-deserted castle. Cast: 
  Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight. Dir: Roger Corman. C-79 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:15 AM Horror Castle (1963)  
  A Holocaust survivor tortures women in the dungeons of an ancient castle. Cast: 
  Christopher Lee, Rosanna Podesta, Georges Riviere. Dir: Antonio Margheriti. C-84 mins, TV-14, Letterbox  
9:45 AM Castle of the Living Dead (1964)  
  A traveling circus entertains a medieval count who uses them in his bizarre experiments. Cast: 
  Christopher Lee, Gaia Germani, Donald Sutherland. Dir: Luciano Rici, Lorenzo Sabatini. BW-90 mins, TV-14, Letterbox
11:30 AM Haunting, The (1963)  
  A team of psychic investigators moves into a haunted house that destroys all who live there. Cast: 
  Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Russ Tamblyn. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-112 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
1:30 PM Children Of The Damned (1964)  
  Space invaders impregnate six women with super-powered offspring. Cast: 
  Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris. Dir: Anton Leader. BW-90 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
3:00 PM Spider-Baby (1968)  
  Greedy relatives try to repossess the decaying mansion of an inbred Southern family. Cast: 
  Lon Chaney, Quinn K. Redeker, Sid Haig. Dir: Jack Hill. BW-81 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
4:30 PM Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)  
  A religious fanatic imprisons her late son's sinful fiancee. Cast: 
  Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Donald Sutherland. Dir: Silvio Narizzano. C-96 mins, TV-14, CC
6:15 PM Eye Of The Devil (1967)  
  A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret. Cast: 
  David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence. Dir: J. Lee Thompson. BW-96 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox 
8:00 PM Lady Killer (1933)  
  A criminal on the run becomes a Hollywood movie star. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Leslie Fenton. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. BW-76 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:30 PM One, Two, Three (1961)  
  A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Arlene Francis. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
11:30 PM 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  
1:15 AM Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1935)  
  Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies. 
  Cast: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Mickey Rooney. Dir: Max Reinhardt, William Dieterle. BW-143 mins, TV-PG, CC
3:45 AM Time Of Your Life, The (1948)  
  A philosophical drunk encourages his friends to live their dreams to the hilt. Cast: 
  James Cagney, William Bendix, Wayne Morris. Dir: H.C. Potter. BW-105 mins, TV-PG  
5:45 AM Strawberry Blonde, The (1941)  
  A man's infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-99 mins, TV-G, CC  

31 Thursday  
7:30 AM Torrid Zone (1940)  
  A Central American plantation manager and his boss battle over a traveling showgirl. Cast: 
  James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan. Dir: William Keighley. BW-88 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:00 AM Boy Meets Girl (1938)  
  Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress. 
  Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-86 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:30 AM Hard To Handle (1933)  
  A hustling public relations man promotes a series of fads. 
  Cast: James Cagney, Mary Brian, Ruth Donnelly. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-78 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:00 PM Millionaire, The (1931)  
  A bored millionaire retires from big business to open a garage. 
  Cast: George Arliss, Florence Arliss, James Cagney. Dir: John G. Adolfi. BW-80 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:30 PM That Midnight Kiss (1949)  
  A singing truck driver battles snobbery to become a star. 
  Cast: Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson, Ethel Barrymore. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-98 mins, TV-PG, CC  
3:15 PM Toast Of New Orleans, The (1950)  
  A New Orleans fisherman fights snobbery to become an opera star. 
  Cast: Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson, David Niven. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-97 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:00 PM Because You're Mine (1952)  
  After being drafted, an opera star falls for his sergeant's sister. 
  Cast: Mario Lanza, James Whitmore, Doretta Morrow. Dir: Alexander Hall. C-103 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:45 PM Sky Full of Moon (1952)  
  An innocent cowboy in Las Vegas stumbles into a fortune and a glamorous girlfriend. 
  Cast: Carleton Carpenter, Jan Sterling, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Norman Foster. BW-73 mins, TV-PG  
8:00 PM Enchanted Cottage, The (1945)  
  A scarred veteran and a homely woman are transformed by love. Cast: 
  Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall. Dir: John Cromwell. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:45 PM Portrait of Jennie (1948)  
  An artist discovers his gift when he falls for a beautiful ghost. Cast: 
  Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore. Dir: William Dieterle. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:15 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  
1:15 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  
2:30 AM 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  
4:30 AM Invitation (1952)  
  A millionaire tries to buy his dying daughter a husband. Cast: 
  Dorothy McGuire, Van Johnson, Louis Calhern. Dir: Gottfried Reinhardt. BW-85 mins, TV-G, CC  
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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.


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

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

Jacques Tourneur Profile

Director Jacques Tourneur was born in Paris in 1904 to a renowned filmmaker father, Maurice Tourneur. When Jacques was nine he traveled to America with his father, who successfully transitioned from directing silents in his native France to a career as a well-regarded Hollywood auteur especially known for his impressive set design and lighting.

Tourneur, Jr. began his film career modestly, as an office boy at MGM in 1924. He also acted and served as a script clerk for some of his father's films. After returning to France to work for a time, Tourneur's first film in Hollywood was MGM's A Tale of Two Cities (1935) where he served as a second -unit director and met the producer Val Lewton who would prove so influential in his later career. In 1936 he began directing short subject films for the studio and eventually progressed to a string of distinctive B-movie horror films for RKO.

A gifted director in his own right, Jacques Tourneur was known, like his father, for his subtlety and attention to a sustained mood and for his success with themes of mystery and fantasy. Jacques Tourneur was especially adept at creating a foreboding mood in a string of atmospheric, low-key films as famous for what they did not show as for what they did. Cat People (1942) and I Walked with a Zombie (1943), that he made alongside the head of RKO's horror unit Lewton, are key examples of his distinctive style. But Tourneur excelled at other genres as well, as demonstrated in his mastery of film noir in the 1947 classic Out of the Past, starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer, and also evident by his skills directing swashbucklers (The Flame and the Arrow, 1950) and sword-and-sandal fare (The Giant of Marathon, 1959).

by Felicia Feaster

Fun fact:
David Niven was one of the first Hollywood stars to join the war effort, joining the British commando service in 1940. His first feature movie after the war was Stairway To Heaven (1946), about WW2 pilots and others arriving in Heaven.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)


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"Good night and God bless" Red Skelton

The story of "It's A Wonderful Life" told in 30 seconds by cartoon bunnies...unless you prefer The Exorcist Bunny

This is another fine mess you've gotten me into Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy

Freaks (1932) was banned in Britain for 30 years, directed by Tod Browning, and even the ending was edited out before it was released in America. This storyboard wasn't approved for filming (it involved an axe and a bag of feathers)

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Today is , you old poop Katharine Hepburn

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Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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Fragi-le, must be Italian! Darren McGavin, A Christmas Story

Rod Serling co-wrote the original screenplay for Planet Of The Apes including the ending on the beach. What would it look like as a Twilight Zone episode? (opening narration comes from the episode "Elegy," closing narration comes from "The Shelter")