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May 2008

1 Thursday  
1:45 AM Ghost Train, The (1941)  
  Railroad passengers find themselves stranded at a haunted station. Cast: 
Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison. Dir: Walter Forde. BW-85 mins,  
3:15 AM Band Waggon (1939)  
  A pair of radio clowns discover a German spy ring operating out of an old castle. Cast: 
Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Jack Hylton. Dir: Marcel Varnel. BW-79 mins,  
4:45 AM Charley's Big-Hearted Aunt (1940)  
  A student tries to escape expulsion by pretending to be his own rich aunt. Cast: 
Arthur Askey, Phyllis Calvert, Murdoch, Felix Aylmer. Dir: Walter Forde. BW-76 mins
6:00 AM Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2005)  
  TCM documentary that explores the life and career of legendary actress Bette Davis. BW-88 mins, TV-14, CC
7:30 AM Stolen Life, A (1946)  
  A twin takes her deceased sister's place as wife of the man they both love. Cast: 
  Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt. BW-107 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:30 AM Young Man With Ideas (1952)  
  A country lawyer moves his family to Los Angeles. Cast: Glenn Ford, Ruth Roman, Nina Foch. 
  Dir: Mitchell Leisen. BW-85 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:00 AM Plunder of the Sun (1953)  
  Mexican Aztec ruins hold the secret of a long-buried treasure. Cast: 
  Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina. Dir: John Farrow. BW-82 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:30 PM Pocketful Of Miracles (1961)  
  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, CC, Letterbox  
3:00 PM Experiment in Terror (1962)  
  A master criminal tries to force a bank teller to help him pull off a big heist. Cast: 
  Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Ross Martin. Dir: Blake Edwards. BW-123 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
5:15 PM Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, The (1962)  
  Members of an Argentinian family fight on opposite sides during World War II. Cast: 
  Glenn Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Charles Boyer. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. C-153 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
8:00 PM Quo Vadis (1951)  
  A Roman commander falls for a Christian slave girl as Nero intensifies persecution of the new religion
  Cast: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. C-169 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:00 PM Death On The Nile (1978)  
  Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an heiress during an Egyptian tour. Cast: 
  Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Bette Davis. Dir: John Guillermin. C-140 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox  
1:30 AM Topkapi (1964)  
  International band of thieves plot to steal priceless treasure from heavily guarded museum. Cast:
  Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, Peter Ustinov. Dir: Jules Dassin. C-119 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
3:45 AM Hot Millions (1968)  
  A computer whiz and his pregnant girlfriend set out to rob a massive corporation. Cast: 
  Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Bob Newhart. Dir: Eric Till. C-107 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
5:33 AM Short Film: Sky Divers, The (1969)  
  C-15 mins  

2 Friday  
6:00 AM Chance At Heaven (1934)  
  A society girl steals a simple gas station attendant from his working-class girlfriend. Cast:
  Joel McCrea, Ginger Rogers, Marian Nixon. Dir: William A. Seiter. BW-71 mins, TV-G, CC  
7:15 AM Pennies From Heaven (1936)  
  A singer gets mixed up with a grieving family and a haunted house. Cast: 
  Bing Crosby, Madge Evans, Louis Armstrong. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:45 AM Bells Of St. Mary's, The (1945)  
  A liberal priest tries to soften the strict nun running a boys' school. Cast: 
  Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers. Dir: Leo McCarey. BW-126 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:00 AM Road to Bali (1952)  
  Two song-and-dance men on the run dive for treasure while competing for a beautiful princess. Cast:
  Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. Dir: Hal Walker. C-91 mins, TV-G  
12:45 PM Country Girl, The (1954)  
  While trying to help her husband make comeback, alcoholic singer's wife fights her love for another man
  Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden. Dir: George Seaton. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:30 PM High Society (1956)  
  In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding. Cast:
  Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Charles Walters. C-107 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox, DVS  
4:30 PM Man On Fire (1957)  
  A divorced man fights for custody of his son when his ex-wife remarries. Cast: 
  Bing Crosby, Inger Stevens, Mary Fickett. Dir: Ranald MacDougall. BW-95 mins, TV-G  
6:15 PM Road To Hong Kong, The (1962)  
  A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race. Cast: 
  Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour. Dir: Norman Panama. BW-91 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
7:48 PM Short Film: Hong Kong " The Hub Of The Orient" (1937)  
  In this "Traveltalk," we learn about the history, people and customs of Hong Kong. Cast: 
  James A. Fitzpatrick C-8 mins  
8:00 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, CC, Letterbox  
9:36 PM Short Film: Wells Fargo Days (1944)  
  C-20 mins  
10:00 PM Naked Spur, The (1953)  
  A captive outlaw uses psychological tactics to prey on a bounty hunter. Cast: 
  James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Ralph Meeker. Dir: Anthony Mann. C-92 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:35 PM Short Film: Pony Express Days (1940)  
  C-20 mins  
12:00 AM Bounty Killer, The (1965)  
  A tenderfoot goes after easy money as a bounty hunter. Cast: 
  Dan Duryea, Rod Cameron, Audrey Dalton. Dir: Spencer Gordon Bennett. C-92 mins, TV-PG  
1:36 AM Short Film: Drunk Driving (1939)  
  BW-21 mins  
2:00 AM Blacula (1972)  
  An African prince bitten by Dracula stalks the Los Angeles night in search of his lost princess. Cast:
  William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas. Dir: William Crain. C-93 mins, CC, Letterbox  
3:45 AM Scream, Blacula Scream (1973)  
  A vengeful Voodoo priestess brings the dreaded African vampire back to life. Cast: 
  William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier. Dir: Bob Kelijan. C-96 mins, CC, Letterbox Format  
5:30 AM Festival of Shorts #23 (1999, from 1950)  
  Two 10-minute shorts entitled "Screen Actors" and "Moments in Music". This series spotlighted the
  various arts, crafts, and sciences employed in the making of a motion picture. BW-21 mins, CC  

3 Saturday  
6:00 AM Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)  
  An American orphan discovers he is heir to a British title. Cast: 
  Freddie Bartholomew, C. Aubrey Smith, Mickey Rooney. Dir: John Cromwell. BW-102 mins, TV-G  
7:43 AM Short Film: Little Maestro (1937)  
  BW-11 mins,  
8:00 AM First Men in the Moon (1964)  
  A scientist's experimental space craft puts him in the path of an intergalactic invasion. Cast:
  Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries. Dir: Nathan Juran. C-103 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
10:00 AM Saint In New York, The (1938)  
  The Saint goes undercover to get the goods on New York's mob kingpins. Cast: 
  Louis Hayward, Kay Sutton, Jonathan Hale. Dir: Ben Holmes. BW-72 mins, TV-G  
11:15 AM Saint Strikes Back, The (1939)  
  The Saint helps a young beauty take vengeance on the mobsters who ruined her father. Cast: 
  George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Barry Fitzgerald. Dir: John Farrow. BW-64 mins, TV-G  
12:30 PM 39 Steps, The (1935)  
  A man 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  
2:00 PM Marnie (1964)  
  A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind. Cast: 
  Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-130 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox  
4:15 PM Moulin Rouge (1952)  
  French painter Toulouse-Lautrec fights to find love despite his physical limitations. Cast: 
  Jose Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand. Dir: John Huston. C-119 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:30 PM Thing From Another World, The (1951)  
  The crew of a remote Arctic base fights off a murderous monster from outer space. Cast: 
  Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness. Dir: Christian Nyby. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
8:00 PM Rebecca (1940)  
  A young bride is terrorized by the memories of her husband's glamorous first wife. Cast: 
  Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-130 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:30 PM Jamaica Inn (1939)  
  A young woman on the British coast stumbles onto a ring of bloodthirsty scavengers. Cast: 
  Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Hay Petrie. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-99 mins, TV-PG  
12:15 AM Scapegoat, The (1959)  
  A man is tricked into trading places with a look-alike nobleman with murderous plans. Cast: 
  Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Irene Worth. Dir: Robert Hamer. BW-92 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
2:00 AM Hungry Hill (1947)  
  Two Irish families feud over a copper mine. Cast: 
  Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price, Jean Simmons. Dir: Brian Desmond Hurst. BW-92 mins  
3:40 AM Short Film: Operation Teahouse (1956)  
  C-4 mins  
3:45 AM Birds, The (1963)  
  In a California coastal area, flocks of birds unaccountably make deadly attacks on humans. Cast:
  Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-119 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox  
5:46 AM Short Film: Cincinnati Kid Plays According To Hoyle, The (1965)  
  BW-6 mins  

4 Sunday  
6:00 AM Sabotage (1936)  
  An unhappily married woman discovers her husband is an enemy agent. Cast: 
  Sylvia Sidney, Oscar Homolka, John Loder. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-77 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:30 AM He Ran All the Way (1951)  
  A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment. Cast: 
  John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford. Dir: John Berry. BW-78 mins, TV-PG  
9:00 AM Brief Encounter (1945)  
  Two married strangers meet in a train station and fall in love. Cast: 
  Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway. Dir: David Lean. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:30 AM Torch Song (1953)  
  A tempestuous musical theatre star falls for a blind pianist. Cast: 
  Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young. Dir: Charles Walters. C-90 mins, TV-G  
12:15 PM Fabulous Dorseys, The (1947)  
  Two bandleaders rise to the top then split up the act over sibling rivalry. Cast: 
  Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Janet Blair. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-89 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:47 PM Short Film: Fred Macmurray (1962)  
  BW-4 mins  
2:00 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  
4:00 PM Strangers When We Meet (1960)  
  An extramarital affair threatens the fortunes of two families. Cast: 
  Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs. Dir: Richard Quine. BW-117 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
6:00 PM Sabrina (1954)  
  Two wealthy brothers fall for the chauffeur's daughter. Cast: 
  Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-114 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 PM Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (1965)  
  Frank Sinatra performs many of his classics for a TV audience. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra. Dir: Dwight Hemion. C-60 mins, TV-G  
9:00 PM Higher And Higher (1944)  
  Servants pass off one of their own as an heiress in hopes of winning her a wealthy husband. Cast:
  Michele Morgan, Jack Haley, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Tim Whelan. BW-90 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:45 PM Short Film: HOUSE I LIVE IN, THE (1945)  
  Singer Frank Sinatra explains the importance of racial tolerance to a group of tough kids. Cast:
  Frank Sinatra, Teddy Infuhr, Merrill Rodin. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-10 mins, TV-G  
11:00 PM Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (1965)  
  Frank Sinatra performs many of his classics for a TV audience. Dir: Dwight Hemion. C-60 mins, TV-G
12:00 AM Step Lively (1944)  
  Fly-by-night producers dodge bill collectors while trying for one big hit. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, George Murphy, Gloria DeHaven. Dir: Tim Whelan. BW-88 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:35 AM Short Film: American And British War Heroes To Visit La. (1946)  
  BW-2 mins  
1:45 AM Ship Ahoy (1942)  
  A dancer sailing to Puerto Rico hides government messages in her tap routines. Cast: 
  Eleanor Powell, Red Skelton, Bert Lahr. Dir: Edward Buzzell. BW-95 mins, TV-G, CC  
3:30 AM Reveille With Beverly (1943)  
  A tap-dancing lady disc jockey finds herself torn between a wealthy man and his former chauffeur.
  Cast: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell. Dir: Charles Barton. BW-78 mins, TV-G  
5:00 AM Private Screenings: Ann Miller (1997)  
  The screen's fastest-tapping lady dancer shares memories of her career. 
  Hosted by Robert Osborne. C-48 mins, TV-G, CC  

5 Monday  
6:00 AM Girls In Chains (1943)  
  A teacher in a women's reformatory searches for evidence to put her crook husband away. 
  Cast: Arline Judge, Roger Clark, Robin Raymond. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer. BW-72 mins, TV-PG  
7:17 AM Short Film: Imperial Delhi (1939)  
  C-8 mins  
7:30 AM Bluebeard (1944)  
  A 19th-century Parisian puppeteer is killing the young women he employs. Cast: 
  John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer BW-70 mins, TV-PG  
8:41 AM Short Film: Equestrian Quiz (1946)  
  BW-10 mins  
9:00 AM Blackmail (1929)  
  A shopkeeper's daughter fights off blackmail after she kills a young artist who had tried to rape her
  Cast: Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Cyril Ritchard. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-82 mins, TV-PG  
10:30 AM Our Daily Bread (1934)  
  When he inherits a small farm, a Depression-weary man turns it into a collective operation. 
  Cast: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen. Dir: King Vidor. BW-74 mins, TV-G  
11:50 AM Short Film: Northward, Ho! (1939)  
  BW-10 mins  
12:00 PM Northwest Passage (1940)  
  True story of Rogers' Rangers and their fight to open up new frontiers for Colonial America. Cast:
  Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan. Dir: King Vidor. C-127 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:15 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  
4:02 PM Short Film: Do Someone A Favor (1954)  
  BW-9 mins  
4:15 PM Wind And The Lion, The (1975)  
  An Arab chief triggers an international incident when he kidnaps an American widow and her children.
  Cast: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith. Dir: John Milius. C-119 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox
6:15 PM Short Film: A Look At The World Of Soylent Green (1973)  
  Charlton Heston, C-10 mins  
6:30 PM 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, The (1958)  
  Sinbad hunts for a roc's egg to save his love from an evil sorcerer. Cast: 
  Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Torin Thatcher. Dir: Nathan Juran. C-88 mins, TV-G, Letterbox  
8:00 PM 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  
9:19 PM Short Film: Impression Of The Merriest Musical Of 1938 (1938)  
  BW-4 mins  
9:30 PM Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The (1943)  
  An aging military man looks back on the loves and friends who shaped his life. Cast: 
  Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. C-163 mins, TV-G
12:30 AM I Know Where I'm Going (1945)  
  A determined young Englishwoman sets out to accomplish her goals even at the risk of her heart. Cast:
  Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. BW-91 mins, TV-G  
2:15 AM Age Of Consent (1969)  
  An artist runs off to the South Pacific and falls for a young girl there. Cast: 
  James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack McGowran. Dir: Michael Powell. C-107 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format  
4:15 AM Pursuit Of The Graf Spee (1957)  
  The British navy fights to trap a deadly German battleship during World War II. Cast: 
  John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. C-114 mins, TV-PG  

6 Tuesday  
6:15 AM Delicious Little Devil, The (1919)  
  In this silent film, a roadhouse dancer has to prove to a rich businessman that she really loves his son
  Cast: Mae Murray, Rudolph Valentino, Harry L. Rattenberry. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-55 mins, TV-G  
7:15 AM Stolen Moments (1920)  
  In this silent film, love turns a young innocent into a blackmail victim and murder suspect. Cast:
  Marguerite Namara, Rudolph Valentino, Albert L. Barrett. Dir: James Vincent. BW-35 mins, TV-G  
8:00 AM Camille (1921)  
  In this silent film, a kept woman gives up her glamorous life for an innocent young man. 
  Cast: Alla Nazimova, Rudolph Valentino, Arthur Hoyt. Dir: Ray C. Smallwood. BW-70 mins, TV-PG  
9:15 AM Conquering Power, The (1921)  
  In this silent film, a young man falls for his wicked uncle's stepdaughter. Cast: 
  Alice Terry, Rudolph Valentino, Eric Mayne. Dir: Rex Ingram. BW-89 mins, TV-G  
10:45 AM Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (1921)  
  In this silent film, a young Argentine fights for France, his father's country, in World War I. Cast:
  Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Nigel De Brulier. Dir: Rex Ingram. BW-133 mins, TV-G  
1:00 PM Beyond the Rocks (1922)  
  In this silent, a young woman on her honeymoon with an aging millionaire falls for handsome younger man
  Cast: Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino, Alec B. Francis. Dir: Sam Wood. BW-80 mins, TV-PG  
2:30 PM Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)  
  In this silent, 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  
3:45 PM Young Rajah, The (1922, silent)  
  All-American boy learns that he is really an Indian ruler and must leave his sweetheart for his throne.
  Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Wanda Hawley, Charles Ogle. Dir: Phil Rosen. BW-54 mins, TV-G  
4:45 PM Frontier Hellcat (1966)  
  Two Westerners investigate a double murder blamed on renegades. Cast: 
  Stewart Granger, Pierre Brice, Elke Sommer. Dir: Alfred Vohrer. C-85 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
6:30 PM Little Hut, The (1957)  
  A neglected wife is shipwrecked on a desert island with her husband and her would-be lover. 
  Cast: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, David Niven. Dir: Mark Robson. C-90 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
8:00 PM Tarzan, The Ape Man (1932)  
  A British lord raised by apes kidnaps a beautiful noblewoman exploring Africa with her father. Cast:
  Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, C. Aubrey Smith. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-100 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS
9:45 PM Naked Prey, The (1966)  
  A captive hunter in Africa has one chance to survive, if he can outrun a native tribe. 
  Cast: Cornel Wilde, Gert Van Den Berg, Ken Gampu. Dir: Cornel Wilde. C-96 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
11:30 PM Purple Plain, The (1954)  
  A blinded Canadian flier has to find his way through World War II Burma. Cast: 
  Gregory Peck, Maurice Denham, Win Min Than. Dir: Robert Parrish. C-42 mins, TV-PG  
1:15 AM Too Late The Hero (1970)  
  During World War II, a British platoon goes behind enemy lines in the Pacific. Cast: 
  Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Henry Fonda. Dir: Robert Aldrich. C-134 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox
3:45 AM Wild Cargo (1934)  
  Legendary big game hunter Frank Buck hunts for zoo specimens in Malaya. Dir: Armand Denis. BW-96 mins, TV-PG
5:30 AM MGM Parade Show #6 (1955)  
  Greta Garbo performs in a clip from "Anna Christie"; Robert Taylor introduces a clip from
  "Quentin Durward." Hosted by George Murphy. BW-26 mins, TV-G  

7 Wednesday  
6:00 AM Farewell To Arms, A (1932)  
  An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse. Cast: 
  Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-89 mins, TV-G  
7:30 AM Meet John Doe (1941)  
  A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
  Cast: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-122 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
9:45 AM 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  
12:15 PM 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  
2:15 PM Pride Of The Yankees, The (1942)  
  Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success. Cast: 
  Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan. Dir: Sam Wood. BW-128 mins, TV-PG, CC  
4:30 PM Westerner, The (1940)  
  A drifter accused of horse stealing faces off against the notorious Judge Roy Bean. Cast: 
  Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport. Dir: William Wyler. BW-100 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:30 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  
8:00 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  
10:15 PM Kings Go Forth (1958)  
  Two American soldiers vie for the same woman in World War II France. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood. Dir: Delmer Daves. BW-110 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:15 AM Never So Few (1959)  
  A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II. Cast:
  Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Steve McQueen. Dir: John Sturges. C-125 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
2:30 AM None but the Brave (1965)  
  During WW2, American and Japanese soldiers stranded on a remote island call a truce to survive. Cast:
  Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tommy Sands. Dir: Frank Sinatra. C-106 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
4:30 AM Wings For The Eagle (1942)  
  Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl. Cast: 
  Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-84 mins, TV-PG  

8 Thursday  
6:00 AM Modern Times (1936)  
  The Little Tramp tries to build a home with a young slum girl. Cast: 
  Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-83 mins, TV-G  
7:30 AM Bachelor Mother (1939)  
  A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling. Cast: 
  Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn. Dir: Garson Kanin. BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC  
9:00 AM Task Force (1949)  
  A naval officer devotes his life to the development of the aircraft carrier. Cast: 
  Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Jane Wyatt. Dir: Delmer Daves. C-117 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:00 AM Love Crazy (1941)  
  A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him. 
  Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Jack Carson. Dir: Jack Conway. BW-99 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:45 PM Written On The Wind (1956)  
  A young woman marries into a corrupt oil family then falls for her husband's best friend. 
  Cast: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack. Dir: Douglas Sirk. C-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
2:30 PM Buccaneer, The (1958)  
  French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812. Cast:
  Yul Brynner, Charlton Heston, Claire Bloom. Dir: Anthony Quinn. C-120 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
4:30 PM Thunder Road (1958)  
  A fast-driving moonshiner locks horns with a Chicago gangster. Cast: 
  Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Keely Smith. Dir: Arthur Ripley. BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:15 PM Entertainer, The (1960)  
  A third-rate vaudevillian uses liquor and young women to escape the pressures of changing times. Cast:
  Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Joan Plowright. Dir: Tony Richardson. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
8:00 PM Grand Prix (1966)  
  Auto racers find danger and romance at the legendary European road race. Cast: 
  James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand. Dir: John Frankenheimer. C-176 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox
11:00 PM Green Helmet, The (1961)  
  A race-car driver whose nerves are shot takes on one last job. Cast: 
  Bill Travers, Ed Begley, Sidney James. Dir: Michael Forlong. BW-89 mins, TV-PG  
12:45 AM To Please A Lady (1950)  
  A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport. 
  Cast: Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:30 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  
4:00 AM Corvette Summer (1978)  
  A high school student takes off in search of his stolen, rebuilt Corvette. Cast: 
  Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Eugene Roche. Dir: Matthew Robbins. BW-105 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  

9 Friday  
6:00 AM Sweet Bird Of Youth (1962)  
  A young gigolo returns to his southern hometown in search of the lost love of his youth. Cast:
  Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight. Dir: Richard Brooks. C-120 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
8:15 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  
10:15 AM Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)  
  True story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ. Cast: 
  Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Eileen Heckart. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox, DVS  
12:15 PM Torn Curtain (1966)  
  A U.S. scientist pretends to defect to follow his mentor behind the Iron Curtain. Cast: 
  Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-128 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  
2:30 PM Rack, The (1956)  
  A Korean War veteran is accused of cracking under enemy torture. Cast: 
  Paul Newman, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis. Dir: Arnold Laven. BW-100 mins, TV-14, CC  
4:15 PM Until They Sail (1957)  
  Four sisters in New Zealand fall for Allied sailors en route to World War II. Cast: 
  Jean Simmons, Joan Fontaine, Paul Newman. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
6:00 PM Lady L (1965)  
  A beautiful laundress rises through European society. Cast: 
  Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, David Niven. Dir: Peter Ustinov. C-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 PM Five (1951)  
  The five survivors of a nuclear war struggle to build new lives. Cast: 
  William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubes, James Anderson. Dir: Arch Oboler. BW-91 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:45 PM World, The Flesh, And The Devil, The (1959)  
  One woman and two men 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  
11:30 PM On the Beach (1959)  
  After a nuclear war, U.S. sailors stationed in Australia deal with the end of civilization. Cast:
  Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire. Dir: Stanley Kramer. BW-134 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
2:00 AM Reefer Madness (1936)  
  Drug dealers lure a pair of young innocents into marijuana addiction. Cast: 
  Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Dave O'Brien. Dir: Louis J. Gasnier. BW-65 mins, TV-14  
3:15 AM Marihuana (1936)  
  Drugs lead to tragedy and loss for a young girl who is gradually transformed into a big-time drug dealer.
  Cast: Harley Wood, Hugh McArthur, Pat Carlyle. Dir: Dwain Esper. BW-57 mins,  
4:30 AM Cocaine Fiends (1935)  
  A drug dealer gets a small town waitress hooked on cocaine. Cast: 
  Lois January, Noel Madison, Dean Benton. Dir: William A. O'Connor. BW-74 mins,  

10 Saturday  
6:00 AM Shall We Dance (1937)  
  A ballet dancer and a showgirl fake a marriage for publicity purposes, then fall in love. 
  Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton. Dir: Mark Sandrich. BW-109 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 AM Swing Time (1936)  
  To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his new partner
  Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore. Dir: George Stevens. BW-104 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
10:00 AM Saint In London, The (1939)  
  The Saint's investigation of a counterfeiting ring uncovers a nest of spies. Cast: 
  George Sanders, David Burns, Sally Gray. Dir: John Paddy Carstairs. BW-72 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:15 AM Saint's Double Trouble, The (1940)  
  Reformed jewel thief Simon Templer lands in hot water when a look-alike smuggles stolen goods out of Egypt
  Cast: George Sanders, Jonathan Hale, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Jack Hively. BW-67 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:30 PM Five Came Back (1939)  
  Survivors of a jungle plane crash realize that their repaired airplane can only carry five passengers
  Cast: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, C. Aubrey Smith. Dir: John Farrow. BW-75 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:00 PM Samson and Delilah (1949)  
  Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love. 
  Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, Angela Lansbury. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille. C-128 mins, TV-PG, CC  
4:15 PM Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)  
  The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John. Cast:
  Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone. Dir: William Keighley, Michael Curtiz. C-102 mins, TV-G, CC DVS
6:00 PM Trapeze (1956)  
  An aging trapeze star and his protigi fall for the same woman. Cast: 
  Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida. Dir: Carol Reed. C-106 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 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  
10:15 PM 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  
1:15 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  
3:00 AM 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  
5:30 AM Festival of Shorts #23 (1999, from 1950)  
  Two 10-minute shorts entitled "Screen Actors" and "Moments in Music". This series spotlighted 
  the various arts, crafts, and sciences employed in the making of a motion picture. BW-21 mins, CC  

11 Sunday  
6:00 AM Lady For A Day (1933)  
  A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter. 
  Cast: May Robson, Warren William, Guy Kibbee. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-96 mins, TV-G  
7:45 AM Catered Affair, The (1956)  
  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
9:30 AM Great Lie, The (1941)  
  Believing her husband dead, a flyer's wife bargains with his former love to adopt the woman's baby.
  Cast: Bette Davis, Mary Astor, George Brent. Dir: Edmund Goulding. BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:30 AM Bundle Of Joy (1956)  
  A shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling. Cast: 
  Eddie Fisher ,Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-98 mins, TV-PG, CC  
1:30 PM Mildred Pierce (1945)  
  A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society. Cast:
  Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Jack Carson. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-111 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
3:30 PM Mating Season, The (1950)  
  A woman pretends to be a cleaning lady to get to know her son's high-society in-laws. Cast: 
  Gene Tierney, John Lund, Thelma Ritter. Dir: Mitchell Leisen. BW-101 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:30 PM I Remember Mama (1948)  
  Norwegian immigrants face the trials of family life in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. 
  Cast: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oscar Homolka. Dir: George Stevens. BW-134 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
8:00 PM Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, part 2 (1966)  
  Frank Sinatra, joined by his daughter Nancy, performs a set of classics. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra. Dir: Dwight Hemion. C-50 mins, TV-G  
9:00 PM It Happened In Brooklyn (1947)  
  A returning GI and his friends try to make it in the music business. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Kathryn Grayson. Dir: Richard Whorf. BW-103 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:00 PM Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, part 2 (1966)  
  Frank Sinatra, joined by his daughter Nancy, performs a set of classics. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra. Dir: Dwight Hemion. C-50 mins, TV-G  
12:00 AM Guys And Dolls (1955)  
  A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl. Cast: 
  Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. C-149 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox
2:45 AM Kissing Bandit, The (1948)  
  A timid young man is forced to follow in his father's footsteps as a notorious masked bandit. Cast:
  Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, J. Carrol Naish. Dir: Laslo Benedek. C-100 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:30 AM Till The Clouds Roll By (1946)  
  True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood. Cast: 
  Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Judy Garland. Dir: Richard Whorf. C-136 mins, TV-G  

12 Monday  
7:00 AM Bill of Divorcement, A (1932)  
  A recovered madman learns his ex-wife and daughter are about to marry. Cast: 
  John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke. Dir: George Cukor. BW-69 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:15 AM Spitfire (1934)  
  A backwoods faith healer falls for a married man from the big city. Cast: 
  Katharine Hepburn, Robert Young, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: John Cromwell. BW-87 mins, TV-G, CC  
10:00 AM Woman Rebels, A (1936)  
  A Victorian feminist has an illegitimate baby. Cast: 
  Katharine Hepburn, Herbert Marshall, Donald Crisp. Dir: Mark Sandrich. BW-88 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:30 AM Keeper Of The Flame (1942)  
  A reporter digs into the secret life of a recently deceased political hero. Cast: 
  Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Margaret Wycherly. Dir: George Cukor. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC  
1:30 PM Adam's Rib (1949)  
  Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women's rights case. Cast: 
  Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday. Dir: George Cukor. BW-101 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
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, CC, Letterbox
6:00 PM African Queen, The (1951)  
  A grizzled skipper and a spirited missionary take on the Germans in Africa during World War I. Cast:
  Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley. Dir: John Huston. C-105 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM 39 Steps, The (1935)  
  Man 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  
9:30 PM Merry Widow, The (1934)  
  A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country. 
  Cast: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Una Merkel. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. BW-99 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:15 PM Slight Case Of Murder, A (1938)  
  A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple. Cast: 
  Edward G. Robinson, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-85 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:45 AM We Who Are Young (1940)  
  A man violates company policy by getting married. Cast: 
  Lana Turner, John Shelton, Gene Lockhart. Dir: Harold S. Bucquet. BW-80 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:15 AM Merry Widow, The (1952)  
  A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country. Cast: 
  Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt. C-105 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:15 AM Lana Turner: A Daughter's Memoir (2001)  
  A rare behind the scenes look at the tragedies and bitter disappointments that plagued one of
  MGM's most popular leading ladies. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, CC  

13 Tuesday  
6:00 AM Uncertain Glory (1944)  
  A French playboy gets serious when his country is threatened during World War II. Cast: 
  Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Lucile Watson. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-102 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:45 AM Enchanted April (1935)  
  Two women rent an Italian villa to escape from their unfulfilling marriages. Cast: 
  Ann Harding, Frank Morgan, Katherine Alexander. Dir: Harry Beaumont. BW-66 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:15 AM Law of the Tropics (1941)  
  A night-club singer on the lam marries a South American rubber planter to escape the law. 
  Cast: Constance Bennett, Jeffrey Lynn, Regis Toomey. Dir: Ray Enright. BW-76 mins, TV-PG  
10:45 AM Always In My Heart (1942)  
  A convict returns home to find his family has forgotten him. Cast: 
  Walter Huston, Kay Francis, Gloria Warren. Dir: Jo Graham. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:30 PM Very Thought Of You, The (1944)  
  In-law problems threaten a wartime marriage. Cast: 
  Dennis Morgan, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark. Dir: Delmer Daves. BW-98 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:15 PM Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)  
  A small-time crook on the run is reformed by the love of a crippled woman. Cast: 
  Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Spring Byington. Dir: Robert Stevenson. BW-81 mins, TV-PG  
3:45 PM Secret Heart, The (1946)  
  A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter. Cast: 
  Claudette Colbert, June Allyson, Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-97 mins, TV-PG, CC  
5:30 PM And One Was Beautiful (1940)  
  Two sisters vie for the same dashing young man. Cast: 
  Robert Cummings, Laraine Day, Billie Burke. Dir: Robert B. Sinclair. BW-70 mins, TV-G, CC  
6:45 PM I'll Wait For You (1941)  
  A wounded gangster's recuperation on a remote farm leads to love. Cast: 
  Robert Sterling, Marsha Hunt, Virginia Weidler. Dir: Robert B. Sinclair. BW-73 mins, TV-G  
8:00 PM Steel Magnolias (1989)  
  Small-town Southern women help each other through the trials of life. Cast: 
  Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton. Dir: Herbert Ross. C-118 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
10:15 PM Raintree County (1957)  
  In this sumptuous Civil War story, a willful southern belle goes mad out of fear that she may be part black
  Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. C-173 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
1:30 AM Jezebel (1938)  
  A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her. Cast: 
  Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Fay Bainter. Dir: William Wyler. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
3:30 AM Toy Wife, The (1938)  
  A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors. Cast: 
  Luise Rainer, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas. Dir: Richard Thorpe. BW-96 mins, TV-G  
5:30 AM MGM Parade Show #6 (1955)  
  Greta Garbo performs in a clip from "Anna Christie"; Robert Taylor introduces 
  a clip from "Quentin Durward." Hosted by George Murphy. BW-26 mins, TV-G  

14 Wednesday  
6:00 AM All-American Co-Ed (1941)  
  A college boy dresses as a girl to infiltrate a women's college. Cast: 
  Frances Langford, Johnny Downs, Harry Langdon. Dir: LeRoy Prinz. BW-49 mins, TV-G  
7:00 AM 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  
8:45 AM 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, CC  
10:15 AM Flying Deuces, The (1939)  
  Two bumblers join the Foreign Legion to forget a beautiful woman. Cast: 
  Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker. Dir: A. Edward Sutherland. BW-65 mins, TV-G  
11:30 AM Kissin' Cousins (1964)  
  A singing military officer gets mixed up with his look-alike hillbilly cousin. Cast: 
  Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Yvonne Craig. Dir: Gene Nelson. C-96 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
1:15 PM Jive Junction (1944)  
  A classical music student defies his teachers to organize an all-girl swing band. Cast: 
  Dickie Moore, Tina Thayer, Gerra Young. Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer. BW-62 mins, TV-G  
2:30 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  
4:15 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  
6:00 PM Lover Come Back (1961)  
  An ad exec in disguise courts his pretty female competitor. Cast: 
  Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall. Dir: Delbert Mann. C-107 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 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
10:15 PM Marriage on the Rocks (1965)  
  A couple divorces by mistake during a madcap Mexican vacation. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin. Dir: Jack Donohue. C-109 mins, , CC, Letterbox Format  
12:15 AM High Society (1956)  
  In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding. Cast:
  Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Charles Walters. C-107 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox, DVS  
2:15 AM Pride And The Passion, The (1957)  
  British officer helps Spanish peasants haul a large cannon cross-country to battle Napoleon. Cast:
  Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Stanley Kramer. C-131 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
4:45 AM Hole in the Head, A (1959)  
  A single father's bohemian lifestyle could cost him custody of his son. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker. Dir: Frank Capra. C-120 mins, TV-PG  

15 Thursday  
6:45 AM Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)  
  A two-bit outlaw's attempts to strike it rich put him in conflict with a bungling sheriff. 
  Cast: Frank Sinatra, George Kennedy, Anne Jackson. Dir: Burt Kennedy. C-91 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
8:30 AM Citizen Kane (1941)  
  Investigation of a tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life. Cast:
  Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead. Dir: Orson Welles. BW-120 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS. Rosebud
10:45 AM Journey Into Fear (1942)  
  A munitions expert gets mixed up with gunrunners in Turkey. Cast: 
  Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Dolores del Rio. Dir: Norman Foster. BW-68 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:00 PM Shadow of a Doubt (1943)  
  A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer. Cast: 
  Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:00 PM 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  
4:30 PM Farmer's Daughter, The (1947)  
  When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm. 
  Cast: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore. Dir: H.C. Potter. BW-97 mins, TV-G, CC  
6:15 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  
8:00 PM Lonely Are The Brave (1962)  
  A modern-day cowboy defies the law in order to live a free man. Cast: 
  Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau. Dir: David Miller. BW-107 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
10:00 PM Hour Of The Gun (1967)  
  Wyatt Earp tracks down the survivors of the Clanton Gang after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Cast:
  James Garner, Jason Robards, Jr., Robert Ryan. Dir: John Sturges. C-101 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
12:00 AM Capricorn One (1978)  
  The government fakes a Mars landing then sets out to kill the astronauts involved. Cast: 
  Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro. Dir: Peter Hyams. C-123 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
2:15 AM Boys From Brazil, The (1978)  
  A Nazi hunter tracks a mad scientist out to bring back Hitler. Cast: 
  Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason. Dir: Franklin J. Schaffner. C-125 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox
4:30 AM Wind And The Lion, The (1975)  
  An Arab chief triggers an international incident when he kidnaps an American widow and her children.
  Cast: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith. Dir: John Milius. C-119 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox

16 Friday  
6:45 AM Adventures of Kitty O'Day (1944)  
  A perky switchboard operator investigates murders that baffle the police. Cast: 
  Jean Parker, Peter Cookson, Tim Ryan. Dir: William Beaudine. BW-63 mins, TV-G  
8:00 AM She Played With Fire (1957)  
  An insurance investigator's ex-girlfriend draws him into a web of blackmail and murder. 
  Cast: Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price. Dir: Sidney Gilliat. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
10:00 AM Deep Valley (1947)  
  A farmer's daughter helps an escaped convict. Cast: 
  Ida Lupino, Dane Clark, Wayne Morris. Dir: Jean Negulesco. BW-106 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:00 PM Fort Apache (1948)  
  An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war
  Cast: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple. Dir: John Ford. BW-128 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
2:30 PM Rounders, The (1965)  
  Two ne'er-do-well cowpokes look for sex and easy money in the modern West. Cast: 
  Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, Sue Ane Langdon. Dir: Burt Kennedy. C-85 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
4:00 PM Welcome To Hard Times (1967)  
  A broken-down sheriff tries to help his town stand against a mysterious outlaw. Cast: 
  Henry Fonda, Janice Rule, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Burt Kennedy. C-103 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
6:00 PM Yours, Mine And Ours (1968)  
  A widow with eight children marries a widower with ten, then gets pregnant. Cast: 
  Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson. Dir: Melville Shavelson. C-111 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 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  
9:30 PM Lilies of the Field (1963)  
  Handyman in the Southwest gets a new outlook on life when he helps a group of nuns build a chapel.
  Cast: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann. Dir: Ralph Nelson. BW-94 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
11:15 PM Defiant Ones, The (1958)  
  Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other. Cast: 
  Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel. Dir: Stanley Kramer. BW-96 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
1:00 AM Private Screenings: Tony Curtis (1999)  
  TCM host Robert Osborne interviews Tony Curtis on his life and career. 
  Curtis appears in interviews and film clips. BW-54 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:00 AM Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)  
  Two couples at a siance are taken in by a slick count who's really a vampire. Cast: 
  Robert Quarry, Roger Perry, Michael Murphy. Dir: Bob Kelijan. C-91 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
3:45 AM Fearless Vampire Killers, The (1967)  
  A bumbling professor tracks vampires in the wilds of Eastern Europe. Cast: 
  Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate. Dir: Roman Polanski. C-108 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format  

17 Saturday  
6:00 AM Beneath The 12-Mile Reef (1953)  
  Love brings together two families of rival sponge fishers. Cast: 
  Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Gilbert Roland. Dir: Robert D. Webb. C-101 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format  
8:00 AM People That Time Forgot, The (1977)  
  An Army major fights to rescue his friend from a prehistoric jungle beneath the South Pole. Cast:
  Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas. Dir: Kevin Connor. C-91 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
10:00 AM Saint Takes Over, The (1940)  
  Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar tries to help a police inspector who's been framed on bribery charges. 
  Cast: George Sanders, Jonathan Hale, Wendy Barrie. Dir: Jack Hively. BW-70 mins, TV-G, CC  
11:15 AM Saint In Palm Springs, The (1941)  
  Reformed jewel thief Simon Templer's efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder
  Cast: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale. Dir: Jack Hively. BW-66 mins, TV-G  
12:30 PM Comanche (1956)  
  A frontier scout tries to protect an Indian tribe from a bigoted Cavalry officer. Cast: 
  Dana Andrews, Kent Smith, Linda Cristal. Dir: George Sherman. C-87 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
2:00 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 Format  
3:45 PM Operation Petticoat (1959)  
  During World War II, the crew of a decrepit submarine takes on a team of Navy nurses. Cast: 
  Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Dina Merrill. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-121 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
6:00 PM Juggernaut (1974)  
  Two demolitions experts race the clock to find and disarm a set of bombs placed on an ocean liner at sea.
  Cast: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, Anthony Hopkins. Dir: Richard Lester. C-110 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox
8:00 PM Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)  
  When their older brother marries, six lumberjacks decide it's time to go courting for themselves. Cast:
  Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn. Dir: Stanley Donen. C-102 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox, DVS  
10:00 PM 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, The (1958)  
  Sinbad hunts for a roc's egg to save his love from an evil sorcerer. Cast: 
  Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Torin Thatcher. Dir: Nathan Juran. C-88 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format  
11:45 PM Seven Men From Now (1956)  
  A former sheriff hunts down the seven men who killed his wife. Cast: 
  Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin. Dir: Budd Boetticher. C-78 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
1:15 AM Raiders Of The Seven Seas (1953)  
  A legendary pirate captures a Spanish galleon and tries to claim a countess as his bride. 
  Cast: John Payne, Donna Reed, Lon Chaney, Jr. Dir: Yves Allegret, Sydney Salkow. C-88 mins, TV-G  
3:00 AM Seven Samurai (1954)  
  Japanese villagers hire a team of traveling samurai to defend them against a bandit attack. 
  Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kuninori Kodo. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-206 mins, TV-PG  

18 Sunday  
6:30 AM Angel On My Shoulder (1946)  
  The Devil sends a murdered gangster to Earth as a respected judge. Cast: 
  Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:15 AM Little Princess, The (1939)  
  When her father is reported dead in war, his daughter fights harsh conditions at her boarding school.
  Cast: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Arthur Treacher. Dir: Walter Lang. C-93 mins, TV-G  
10:00 AM Born Yesterday (1950)  
  A newspaper reporter takes on the task of educating a crooked businessman's girlfriend. 
  Cast: Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden. Dir: George Cukor. BW-102 mins, TV-PG, CC  
12:00 PM Unsinkable Molly Brown, The (1964)  
  Musical biography of the backwoods girl who struck it rich in Colorado and survived the Titanic. Cast:
  Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley. Dir: Charles Walters. C-129 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
2:15 PM Party, The (1968)  
  An Indian actor turns a swank Hollywood party into a disaster. Cast: 
  Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Marge Champion. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-99 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
4:00 PM Boeing Boeing (1965)  
  Playboy uses airline schedules to maintain "exclusive" relationships with 3 stewardesses at the same time.
  Cast: Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis, Thelma Ritter. Dir: John Rich. C-103 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
6:00 PM Mating Game, The (1959)  
  A tax agent falls for a farm girl whose father he's investigating. Cast: 
  Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, Paul Douglas. Dir: George Marshall. C-97 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 PM Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (1967)  
  Frank Sinatra is joined by Ella and Jobim for the second of his 1960s television specials. Cast:
  Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Dir: Michael Pfleghar. C-60 mins, TV-G  
9:00 PM Pal Joey (1957)  
  An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak. Dir: George Sidney. C-109 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
11:00 PM Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (1967)  
  Frank Sinatra is joined by Ella and Jobim for the second of his 1960s television specials. 
  Cast: Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Dir: Michael Pfleghar. C-60 mins, TV-G  
12:00 AM Young At Heart (1954)  
  A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters. Cast: 
  Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Gig Young. Dir: Gordon Douglas. C-117 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:00 AM Joker Is Wild, The (1957)  
  Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain. Dir: Charles Vidor. BW-126 mins, TV-PG  
4:15 AM Double Dynamite (1951)  
  A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
  Cast: Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, Groucho Marx. Dir: Irving Cummings. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC  

19 Monday  
6:15 AM Gang War (1940)  
  Rival racketeers fight to control the juke-box business in Harlem. Cast: 
  Ralph Cooper, Gladys Snyder, Reginald Federson. Dir: Leo C. Popkin. BW-62 mins, TV-PG  
7:30 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  
9:00 AM Here Comes The Band (1935)  
  A songwriters takes on the corrupt publisher who stole his music. Cast: 
  Virginia Bruce, Harry Stockwell, Billy Gilbert. Dir: Paul Sloane. BW-86 mins, TV-G  
10:30 AM Here Comes Carter (1936)  
  A radio commentator avenges an old wrong by blowing the whistle on Hollywood scandals. Cast: 
  Ross Alexander, Glenda Farrell, Anne Nagel. Dir: William Clemens. BW-58 mins, TV-G  
11:30 AM Here Comes Happiness (1941)  
  An heiress ditches her fortune-hunting fiance to find happiness living on her own. Cast: 
  Mildred Coles, Edward Norris, Russell Hicks. Dir: Noel Smith. BW-58 mins, TV-G  
12:30 PM Here Comes Trouble (1948)  
  A newspaper publisher and his ace reporter try to solve the murder of a blackmailing stripper. Cast:
  Bill Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Betty Compson. Dir: Fred Guiol. BW-54 mins, TV-G  
1:30 PM Here Comes Kelly (1943)  
  A hot-tempered young process server gets mixed up with gangsters. Cast: 
  Eddie Quillan, Joan Woodbury, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom. Dir: William Beaudine. BW-64 mins, TV-G  
2:45 PM There Goes Kelly (1945)  
  A radio station page tries to solve a singer's murder. Cast: 
  Jackie Moran, Wanda McKay, Sidney Miller. Dir: Phil Karlson. BW-61 mins, TV-G  
4:00 PM There Goes My Girl (1937)  
  A newspaper editor tries to stop his star reporter from marrying. Cast: 
  Gene Raymond, Ann Sothern, Gordon Jones. Dir: Ben Holmes. BW-74 mins, TV-G  
5:15 PM There Goes My Heart (1938)  
  An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk. Cast: 
  Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-83 mins, TV-G  
6:45 PM There Goes the Groom (1937)  
  Young man strikes it rich in the Alaskan gold mines, then faces romantic complications when he returns home
  Cast: Ann Sothern, Burgess Meredith, Mary Boland. Dir: Joseph Santley. BW-65 mins, TV-G  
8:00 PM Hobson's Choice (1954)  
  A widower father fights to control the lives of his three strong-willed daughters. Cast: 
  Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie. Dir: David Lean. BW-107 mins, TV-G  
10:00 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  
11:30 PM Roman Holiday (1953)  
  A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity. Cast: 
  Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert. Dir: William Wyler. BW-118 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:30 AM Cathy Come Home (1966)  
  A family must rely on the British welfare system when they become homeless. Cast: 
  Carol White, Ray Brooks, Winifred Dennis. Dir: Ken Loach. BW-75 mins, TV-PG  
3:00 AM This Sporting Life (1963)  
  A rugby player finds the violence in his professional life tainting his personal relationships. Cast:
  Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel. Dir: Lindsay Anderson. BW-134 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format  
5:30 AM Festival of Shorts #23 (1999, from 1950)  
  Two 10-minute shorts "Screen Actors" and "Moments in Music". This series spotlighted the various arts,
  crafts, and sciences employed in the making of a motion picture. BW-21 mins, CC  

20 Tuesday  
6:00 AM Stratton Story, The (1949)  
  True story of Monty Stratton, the baseball star who fought to continue his career after losing a leg. 
  Cast: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan. Dir: Sam Wood. BW-107 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 AM Mortal Storm, The (1940)  
  The Third Reich's rise tears apart a German family. Cast: 
  Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-100 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:45 AM Shop Around The Corner, The (1940)  
  Feuding co-workers don't realize they're secret romantic pen pals. Cast: 
  Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. BW-99 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
11:30 AM Philadelphia Story, The (1940)  
  Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage. Cast: 
  Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart. Dir: George Cukor. BW-112 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
1:30 PM Glenn Miller Story, The (1954)  
  The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going. Cast: 
  James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan. Dir: Anthony Mann. C-116 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  
3:30 PM Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956)  
  International spies kidnap a doctor's son when he stumbles on their assassination plot. Cast:
  James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-120 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
5:45 PM Vertigo (1958)  
  A detective falls for the mysterious woman he's been hired to tail. Cast: 
  James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-130 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
8:00 PM Rear Window (1954)  
  Photographer with a broken leg uncovers murder while spying on neighbors in a nearby apartment building
  Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
10:00 PM Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)  
  An experienced gunman and a peace-loving tenderfoot clash with a Western bully. Cast: 
  John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin. Dir: John Ford. BW-123 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
12:15 AM Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)  
  A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.
  Cast: James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick. Dir: Otto Preminger. BW-161 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
3:00 AM Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)  
  An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption. Cast: 
  James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-130 mins, TV-G, CC  
5:15 AM 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  

21 Wednesday  
7:00 AM Their Own Desire (1929)  
  A young couple's affair is complicated by her father's relationship with his mother. Cast: 
  Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone. Dir: E. Mason Hopper. BW-65 mins, TV-G  
8:15 AM Love In The Rough (1930)  
  A shipping clerk bluffs his way into a country club to romance an heiress. Cast: 
  Robert Montgomery, Dorothy Jordan, J.C. Nugent. Dir: Charles Reisner. BW-84 mins, TV-G  
9:45 AM Easiest Way, The (1931)  
  A slum girl discovers the joys of life as a kept woman until she falls in love. Cast: 
  Constance Bennett, Robert Montgomery, Clark Gable. Dir: Jack Conway. BW-74 mins, TV-G  
11:00 AM Strangers May Kiss (1931)  
  A sophisticated woman risks her marriage for love of a ruthless schemer. Cast: 
  Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Neil Hamilton. Dir: George Fitzmaurice. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC  
12:30 PM Another Language (1933)  
  A newlywed discovers that she and her husband's snobby family speak different languages. 
  Cast: Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery, Louise Closser Hale. Dir: Edward H. Griffith. BW-76 mins, TV-G  
2:00 PM Lovers Courageous (1932)  
  A failed playwright falls for an admiral's daughter. Cast: 
  Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans, Roland Young. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-77 mins, TV-PG  
3:30 PM Live, Love And Learn (1937)  
  A bohemian artist and a society girl try to adjust to marriage. Cast: 
  Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Robert Benchley. Dir: George Fitzmaurice. BW-79 mins, TV-G  
5:00 PM Hide-Out (1934)  
  Farmers take in an injured racketeer and try to reform him. Cast: 
  Robert Montgomery, Maureen O'Sullivan, Mickey Rooney. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC  
6:30 PM No More Ladies (1935)  
  A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous. Cast: 
  Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Charlie Ruggles. Dir: Edward H. Griffith. BW-80 mins, TV-G, CC  
8:00 PM Ocean's Eleven (1960)  
  A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Jr.. Dir: Lewis Milestone. C-128 mins, TV-14, Letterbox
10:15 PM Sergeants 3 (1962)  
  Three adventurous Cavalry officers and their bugler take on a renegade chief. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. Dir: John Sturges. C-112 mins, TV-PG  
12:15 AM Robin And The 7 Hoods (1964)  
  A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. Dir: Gordon Douglas. C-123 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
2:30 AM 4 For Texas (1963)  
  Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Charles Bronson. Dir: Robert Aldrich. C-115 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
4:45 AM Some Came Running (1958)  
  A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. C-136 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox  

22 Thursday  
7:15 AM Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)  
  A moralist sets out to reform the legendary South Seas floozy. Cast: 
  Rita Hayworth, Jose Ferrer, Aldo Ray. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt. C-90 mins, TV-14  
9:00 AM Cripple Creek (1952)  
  Government agents infiltrate a gold smuggling ring preying on miners. Cast: 
  George Montgomery, Karin Booth, Richard Egan. Dir: Ray Nazarro. C-78 mins, TV-G  
10:30 AM Cargo to Capetown (1950)  
  A sailor and his captain fight over a beautiful girl. Cast: 
  Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Ellen Drew. Dir: Earl McEvoy. BW-79 mins, TV-G  
12:00 PM They Came To Cordura (1959)  
  Six American military heroes in Mexico fight treacherous conditions to get back to their base. Cast:
  Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin. Dir: Robert Rossen. C-123 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
2:15 PM Tulsa (1949)  
  A cattle owner's daughter risks everything to drill for oil. Cast: 
  Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendariz. Dir: Stuart Heisler. C-88 mins, TV-G  
4:00 PM Man in the Saddle (1951)  
  A farmer turns to violence when a land baron threatens him. Cast: 
  Randolph Scott, Joan Leslie, Alexander Knox. Dir: Andre De Toth C-87 mins, TV-PG  
5:30 PM Big Sky, The (1952)  
  Trappers lead an expedition against river pirates and Indians along the Missouri River. 
  Cast: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Arthur Hunnicutt. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-138 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Jaws (1975)  
  The sheriff of an island town takes to the seas when a bloodthirsty shark invades the local waters.
  Cast: Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss. Dir: Steven Spielberg. C-124 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox
10:15 PM Spielberg on Spielberg (2007)  
  TCM documentary featuring exclusive interviews with Steven Spielberg, arguably the most 
  popular and influential director of his time. Dir: Richard Schickel. BW-86 mins, TV-MA, CC  
12:00 AM Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)  
  A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man. Cast: 
  Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr. Dir: Steven Spielberg. C-137 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox
2:30 AM Spielberg on Spielberg (2007)  
  TCM original documentary featuring exclusive interviews with Steven Spielberg, arguably the 
  most popular and influential director of his time. Dir: Richard Schickel. BW-86 mins, TV-MA, CC  
4:00 AM 1941 (1979)  
  In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion. Cast: 
  Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Ned Beatty. Dir: Steven Spielberg. C-118 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  

23 Friday  
6:00 AM Garden Of The Moon (1938)  
  A nightclub owner and a bandleader compete for the lead singer's heart. Cast: 
  Pat O'Brien, Margaret Lindsay, John Payne. Dir: Busby Berkeley. BW-94 mins, TV-G  
7:45 AM Indianapolis Speedway (1939)  
  A race-car driver tries to keep his kid brother from taking to the track. Cast: 
  Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, John Payne. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-82 mins, TV-PG  
9:15 AM Kid Nightingale (1939)  
  A waiter becomes a singing prizefighter. Cast: 
  John Payne, Jane Wyman, Walter Catlett. Dir: George Amy. BW-57 mins, TV-G  
10:15 AM King Of The Lumberjacks (1940)  
  A northwoods lumberjack unwittingly marries his best friend's girl. Cast: 
  John Payne, Gloria Dickson, Stanley Fields. Dir: William Clemens. BW-59 mins, TV-G  
11:15 AM Tear Gas Squad (1940)  
  A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang. Cast: 
  Dennis Morgan, John Payne, George Reeves. Dir: Terry Morse. BW-55 mins, TV-PG  
12:15 PM MGM Parade Show #6 (1955)  
  Greta Garbo performs in a clip from "Anna Christie"; Robert Taylor introduces a clip from 
  "Quentin Durward." Hosted by George Murphy. BW-26 mins, TV-G  
12:45 PM Neptune's Daughter (1949)  
  Mistaken identity complicates a polo player's romance with a bathing suit designer. Cast: 
  Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalban, Red Skelton. Dir: Edward Buzzell. C-93 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:30 PM My Sister Eileen (1955)  
  Two sisters from Ohio, one pretty, one witty, plot to take New York City by storm. Cast: 
  Betty Garrett, Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon. Dir: Richard Quine. C-107 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format  
4:30 PM He Laughed Last (1956)  
  When a chorus girl inherits a gangster's nightclub, her boyfriend accuses her of cheating. 
  Cast: Frankie Laine, Lucy Marlowe, Anthony Dexter. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-77 mins  
6:00 PM Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)  
  A dowager tries to use a lobotomy to silence the woman who witnessed her son's murder. Cast:
  Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC Letterbox
8:00 PM How To Murder Your Wife (1965)  
  After marrying while drunk, a cartoonist puts his murderous fantasies into his work. Cast: 
  Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas. Dir: Richard Quine. C-118 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format  
10:15 PM Out-of-Towners, The (1969)  
  A man's New York job interview turns into a non-stop nightmare. Cast: 
  Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Anne Meara. Dir: Arthur Hiller. C-97 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
12:00 AM Odd Couple, The (1968)  
  A divorced neat freak moves in with his sloppy best friend. Cast: 
  Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman. Dir: Gene Saks. C-105 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
2:00 AM Sugar Hill (1974)  
  When gangsters kill her boyfriend, a woman enlists a Voodoo queen to raise an army of the dead. Cast:
  Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley. Dir: Paul Maslansky. C-91 mins,  
3:45 AM Deathline (1973)  
  Tunnel dwellers use the London Underground as a hunting ground. Cast: 
  Hugh Armstrong, James Cossins, Sharon Gurney. Dir: Gary Sherman. C-87 mins,  
5:30 AM Festival of Shorts #23 (1999, from 1950)  
  Two 10-minute shorts entitled "Screen Actors" and "Moments in Music". This series spotlighted 
  the various arts, crafts, and sciences employed in the making of a motion picture. BW-21 mins, CC  

24 Saturday  
6:00 AM Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1944)  
  Academy Award nominated training film which instructs soldiers how to handle the 
  interrogation techniques practiced by the Nazis. BW-66 mins, TV-PG  
7:15 AM 36 Hours (1965)  
  Nazis kidnap a key American intelligence officer and try to convince him that World War II is over.
  Cast: James Garner, Rod Taylor, Eva Marie Saint. Dir: George Seaton. BW-115 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
9:15 AM Dirty Dozen, The (1967)  
  A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines. Cast: 
  Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Charles Bronson. Dir: Robert Aldrich. C-150 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox DVS  
12:00 PM Kelly's Heroes (1970)  
  An American platoon tries to recover buried treasure behind enemy lines. Cast: 
  Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland. Dir: Brian G. Hutton. C-144 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox DVS  
2:30 PM Where Eagles Dare (1969)  
  An Allied team sets out to free an American officer held by the Nazis in a mountaintop castle. Cast:
  Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure. Dir: Brian G. Hutton. C-155 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
5:30 PM Too Late The Hero (1970)  
  During World War II, a British platoon goes behind enemy lines in the Pacific. Cast: 
  Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Henry Fonda. Dir: Robert Aldrich. C-134 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox
8:00 PM Paths Of Glory (1957)  
  Military lawyer comes to question the status quo when he defends 3 men accused of cowardice. Cast:
  Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. BW-88 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:45 PM Red Badge Of Courage, The (1951)  
  A young Union soldier fights to atone for a moment of cowardice during the Civil War. Cast: 
  Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Royal Dano. Dir: John Huston. BW-69 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
11:00 PM Breaker Morant (1980)  
  When his commanding officers make a mistake, an Australian soldier faces court martial. Cast:
  Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown. Dir: Bruce Beresford. C-107 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format  
1:00 AM Apocalypse Now (1979)  
  An Army captain travels to Cambodia during the Vietnam War to terminate a renegade officer. Cast:
  Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. C-153 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox
4:00 AM Beach Red (1967)  
  American soldiers fight to take a Japanese-occupied island during World War II. Cast: 
  Cornel Wilde, Rip Torn, Burr DeBenning. Dir: Cornel Wilde. C-104 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format  

25 Sunday  
6:00 AM First Motion Picture Unit (1943)  
  The short documentary profiles the Army Air Corps' film production unit, which was 
  put together to produce training films during WWII. BW-21 mins, TV-PG  
6:25 AM Winning Your Wings (1942)  
  James Stewart hosts this classic Air Force recruiting film. BW-18 mins, TV-G  
6:45 AM Guy Named Joe, A (1943)  
  A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war. 
  Cast: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson. Dir: Victor Fleming. BW-120 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
9:00 AM Flight Command (1940)  
  A cocky cadet tries to prove himself during flight training. Cast: 
  Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-116 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:00 AM Action In The North Atlantic (1943)  
  A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II. Cast: 
  Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-127 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:15 PM Objective, Burma! (1945)  
  An American platoon parachutes into Burma to take out a strategic Japanese outpost. Cast: 
  Errol Flynn, George Tobias, Henry Hull. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-142 mins, TV-PG, CC  
3:45 PM Stalag 17 (1953)  
  A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he's not an informer. Cast: 
  William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-120 mins, TV-PG, CC  
6:00 PM Pork Chop Hill (1959)  
  Americans take a vital hill in Korea but have trouble holding it. Cast: 
  Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Woody Strode. Dir: Lewis Milestone. BW-98 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
8:00 PM Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes is Back (1973)  
  Ol' Blue Eyes confidently delivers a slate of quintessentially Frank tunes. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly. Dir: Marty Pasetta. C-60 mins, TV-G  
9:00 PM On the Town (1949)  
  Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
  Cast: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Vera-Ellen. Dir: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen. C-98 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
11:00 PM Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes is Back (1973)  
  Ol' Blue Eyes confidently delivers a slate of quintessentially Frank tunes. Cast: 
  Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly. Dir: Marty Pasetta. C-60 mins, TV-G  
12:00 AM Anchors Aweigh (1945)  
  A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star. Cast: 
  Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson. Dir: George Sidney. C-139 mins, TV-G, CC  
2:30 AM Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)  
  A beautiful woman takes over a turn-of-the-century baseball team. Cast: 
  Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams. Dir: Busby Berkeley. C-93 mins, TV-G, CC  
4:15 AM Kill the Umpire (1950)  
  To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school. Cast: 
  William Bendix, Una Merkel, Ray Collins. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-78 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format  

26 Monday  
6:00 AM Wings (1927)  
  In this silent film, romantic rivals fly against the enemy in World War I. Cast: 
  Richard Arlen, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Clara Bow. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-139 mins, TV-PG  
8:30 AM Lost Patrol, The (1934)  
  A British army troop fights off Arab snipers while holed up in an oasis. Cast: 
  Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford. Dir: John Ford. BW-66 mins, TV-PG, CC  
9:45 AM They Were Expendable (1945)  
  A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II. 
  Cast: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed. Dir: John Ford. BW-135 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
12:15 PM Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)  
  A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried. Cast: 
  Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert, George Brent. Dir: Irving Pichel. BW-104 mins, TV-PG  
2:00 PM 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  
5:00 PM Best Years Of Our Lives, The (1946)  
  Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II. Cast: 
  Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy. Dir: William Wyler. BW-170 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Bridges At Toko-Ri, The (1954)  
  Two jet pilots forge a lasting friendship while fighting the Korean War. Cast: 
  William Holden, Grace Kelly, Mickey Rooney. Dir: Mark Robson. C-103 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:00 PM Eagle Has Landed, The (1976)  
  German paratroopers land covertly in England during World War II. Cast: 
  Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall. Dir: John Sturges. C-135 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
12:15 AM Glory (1989)  
  A green officer is assigned to lead an all-black unit in the Civil War. Cast: 
  Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington. Dir: Edward Zwick. C-122 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format  
2:30 AM Men Of The Fighting Lady (1954)  
  Men on a U.S. aircraft carrier fight to survive the Korean War. Cast: 
  Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Louis Calhern Dir: Andrew Marton. C-80 mins, TV-PG, CC  
4:00 AM Stand By for Action (1942)  
  A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war. Cast: 
  Robert Taylor, Charles Laughton, Brian Donlevy. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-109 mins, TV-G, CC  

27 Tuesday  
6:00 AM Atlantic Adventure (1935)  
  An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner. Cast: 
  Nancy Carroll, Lloyd Nolan, Harry Langdon. Dir: Albert S. Rogell. BW-68 mins, TV-G  
7:30 AM After The Dance (1935)  
  An escaped convict tries to keep ahead of the law while starring in a dancing act. Cast: 
  Nancy Carroll, George Murphy, Thelma Todd. Dir: Leo Bulgakov. BW-60 mins, TV-G  
8:45 AM Autumn Leaves (1956)  
  A woman falls for a younger man with severe mental problems. Cast: 
  Joan Crawford, Cliff Robertson, Vera Miles. Dir: Robert Aldrich. BW-106 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  
10:45 AM Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)  
  U.S. submarine and its crew are captured by the Japanese on the eve of a major World War II battle
  Cast: Cliff Robertson, Gia Scala, Teru Shimada. Dir: Paul Wendkos. BW-86 mins, TV-PG  
12:15 PM Underworld, U.S.A. (1961)  
  A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father. Cast: 
  Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay. Dir: Samuel Fuller. BW-98 mins, TV-PG  
2:00 PM Interns, The (1962)  
  Five interns clash with the head of surgery while trying to balance medical studies and romance. Cast:
  Michael Callan, Cliff Robertson, James MacArthur. Dir: David Swift. BW-120 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format  
4:15 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 Love Has Many Faces (1965)  
  An aging heiress struggles to hold on to the kept man she loves. Cast: 
  Lana Turner, Cliff Robertson, Stefanie Powers. Dir: Alexander Singer. C-105 mins  
8:00 PM Voyage Of The Damned (1976)  
  A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival. Cast:
  Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant. Dir: Stuart Rosenberg. C-151 mins, TV-14  
11:00 PM Little Big Man (1970)  
  An American pioneer raised by Indians ends up fighting alongside General Custer. Cast: 
  Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George. Dir: Arthur Penn. C-140 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox
1:30 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
3:30 AM Network (1976)  
  Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into 'the mad prophet of the airwaves.' Cast:
  William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch. Dir: Sidney Lumet. BW-121 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format  

28 Wednesday  
6:00 AM Hidden Values: The Movies of the '50s (2001)  
  A look at some of the movies that defined the decade and what they said about Americans 
  and American culture. BW-47 mins, TV-PG, CC  
7:00 AM Garment Jungle, The (1957)  
  A dress manufacturer brings in the mob to fight unionization. Cast: 
  Lee J. Cobb, Kerwin Mathews, Gia Scala. Dir: Vincent Sherman. BW-88 mins, TV-PG  
8:30 AM Affair in Trinidad (1952)  
  A nightclub singer enlists her brother-in-law to track down her husband's killer. Cast: 
  Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby. Dir: Vincent Sherman. BW-98 mins, TV-PG  
10:30 AM Shadow on the Window, The (1957)  
  Three delinquents murder a prosperous farm owner and hold his secretary hostage. Cast: 
  Philip Carey, Betty Garrett, John Drew Barrymore. Dir: William Asher. BW-76 mins, TV-PG  
12:00 PM Mob, The (1951)  
  A police detective fakes a suspension so he can go undercover. Cast: 
  Broderick Crawford, Richard Kiley, Ernest Borgnine. Dir: Robert Parrish. BW-86 mins, TV-14  
1:30 PM Lineup, The (1958)  
  A pair of hit men track down a heroin shipment while the police get closer. Cast: 
  Eli Wallach, Robert Keith, Warner Anderson. Dir: Don Siegel. BW-87 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format  
3:00 PM Juggler, The (1953)  
  A Jewish refugee fights to overcome the psychological effects of his World War II experiences. Cast:
  Kirk Douglas, Milly Vitale, Paul Stewart. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. BW-86 mins, TV-14  
4:30 PM Houston Story, The (1956)  
  A Texas oil driller schemes to steal millions of dollars in oil. Cast: 
  Gene Barry, Barbara Hale, Edward Arnold. Dir: William Castle. BW-79 mins,  
6:00 PM Duffy (1968)  
  A playboy tries to rob his father with the help of a gentleman crook. Cast: 
  James Coburn, James Mason, James Fox. Dir: Robert Parrish. C-101 mins,  
8:00 PM Man With The Golden Arm, The (1955)  
  A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction. Cast: 
  Kim Novak, Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker. Dir: Otto Preminger. BW-119 mins, TV-14, CC  
10:15 PM Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)  
  A Korean War hero doesn't realize he's been programmed to kill by the enemy. Cast: 
  Laurence Harvey, Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury. Dir: John Frankenheimer. BW-127 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox
12:30 AM Not As a Stranger (1955)  
  A medical student will stop at nothing to become a top surgeon. Cast: 
  Robert Mitchum, Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Stanley Kramer. BW-137 mins, TV-PG  
3:00 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 Format  
4:30 AM Cast A Giant Shadow (1966)  
  True story of U.S. officer Mickey Marcus, who joined the Israeli fight against the Arabs. Cast:
  Kirk Douglas, Angie Dickinson, John Wayne. Dir: Melville Shavelson. C-138 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format  

29 Thursday  
7:00 AM Star Packer, The (1934)  
  A U.S. Marshall takes on the job of defeating a mysterious criminal. Cast: 
  John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George 'Gabby' Hayes. Dir: Robert N. Bradbury. BW-55 mins, TV-G  
8:00 AM Butterfield 8 (1960)  
  A party girl ruins her life when she falls for a married man. Cast: 
  Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher. Dir: Daniel Mann. C-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox DVS  
10:00 AM Forsaking All Others (1934)  
  A woman pursues the wrong man for almost twenty years. Cast: 
  Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-83 mins, TV-PG, CC  
11:30 AM Public Hero No. 1 (1935)  
  An undercover G-man helps with a jailbreak to learn the mob's secrets. Cast: 
  Chester Morris, Jean Arthur, Joseph Calleia. Dir: J. Walter Ruben. BW-90 mins, TV-G, CC  
1:00 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  
2:45 PM 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  
4:00 PM Citizen Kane (1941)  
  Investigation of a tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
  Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead. Dir: Orson Welles. BW-120 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
6:00 PM Outlaw, The (1943)  
  Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday fight over possession of a stallion and a sultry Mexican girl. Cast:
  Jack Beutel, Jane Russell, Walter Huston. Dir: Howard Hughes. BW-116 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Night to Remember, A (1958)  
  The crew and passengers of the Titanic fight to survive when the legendary ship strikes an iceberg.
  Cast: Kenneth More, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell. Dir: Roy Ward Baker. BW-123 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox
10:15 PM One That Got Away, The (1958)  
  A downed German flier escapes from every prison camp he's put into. Cast: 
  Hardy Kruger, Michael Goodliffe, Alec McCowen. Dir: Roy Baker. BW-106 mins, TV-PG  
12:15 AM Jacqueline (1956)  
  A young girl fights to get her unemployed father to quit drinking. Cast: 
  John Gregson, Kathleen Ryan, Jacqueline Ryan. Dir: Roy Ward Baker. BW-89 mins,  
2:00 AM Singer Not the Song, The (1960)  
  A priest defies a Mexican bandit to bring religion to a Western town. Cast: 
  Dirk Bogarde, John Mills, Mylene Demongeot. Dir: Roy Ward Baker. C-132 mins,  
4:30 AM Highly Dangerous (1950)  
  A female entomologist investigates enemy agents using insects to carry disease. Cast: 
  Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring. Dir: Roy Ward Baker. BW-90 mins,  

30 Friday  
6:15 AM MGM STORY,THE (1950)  
  A collection of MGM previews with an introduction by Lionel Barrymore. Cast: 
  Lionel Barrymore, Dore Schary BW-57 mins, TV-G  
7:15 AM Cheers For Miss Bishop (1941)  
  On her retirement, students wonder why their favorite teacher never married. Cast: 
  Martha Scott, William Gargan, Edmund Gwenn. Dir: Tay Garnett. BW-94 mins, TV-PG  
9:00 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
11:00 AM Camille (1936)  
  Classic 19th-century romance: a kept woman runs off with a young admirer in search of love & happiness.
  Cast: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore. Dir: George Cukor. BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
1:00 PM 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  
3:15 PM 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  
5:30 PM Red River (1948)  
  A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive. Cast: 
  John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-133 mins, TV-PG, CC  
8:00 PM Fort Apache (1948)  
  Experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war. 
  Cast: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple. Dir: John Ford. BW-128 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
10:15 PM She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)  
  An aging Cavalry officer tries to prevent an Indian war in the last days before his retirement.
  Cast: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, Ben Johnson. Dir: John Ford. C-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS  
12:00 AM 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  
2:00 AM Haxan (1922)  
  Scenes trace the history of witchcraft from the middle ages to the early 20th century. 
  Cast: Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan, Elith Pio. Dir: Benjamin Christensen. BW-107 mins  
4:00 AM Mysterious Island, The (1929)  
  A scientist builds an underwater ship to search for a legendary race of fish men. Cast: 
  Lionel Barrymore, Jane Daly, Lloyd Hughes. Dir: Maurice Tourneur. BW-94 mins, TV-G  

31 Saturday  
6:00 AM As You Like It (1936)  
  Shakespeare's comedy of a young woman who disguises self as a man to win the attention of the one she loves
  Cast: Laurence Olivier, Elisabeth Bergner, Henry Ainley. Dir: Paul Czinner. BW-96 mins, TV-G  
8:00 AM Billy The Kid (1941)  
  A misunderstood youngster turns into one of the West's most notorious outlaws. Cast: 
  Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter. Dir: David Miller. C-94 mins, TV-PG, CC  
10:00 AM Saint's Vacation, The (1941)  
  Reformed jewel thief Simon Templer vies with Nazi agents for possession of a mysterious music box
  Cast: Hugh Sinclair, Sally Gray, Arthur Macrae. Dir: Leslie Fenton. BW-61 mins,  
11:15 AM Saint Meets The Tiger, The (1943)  
  The Saint infiltrates a small English village run by smugglers. Cast: 
  Hugh Sinclair, Jean Gillie, Clifford Evans. Dir: Paul L. Stein. BW-69 mins, TV-G  
12:30 PM Son Of Lassie (1945)  
  The beloved collie goes to war to help the resistance in occupied Norway. Cast: 
  Peter Lawford, June Lockhart, Donald Crisp. Dir: S. Sylvan Simon. C-100 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
2:15 PM Candleshoe (1977)  
  A street urchin infiltrates a noblewoman's impoverished household in search of hidden treasure. Cast:
  David Niven, Helen Hayes, Jodie Foster. Dir: Norman Tokar. C-101 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format  
4:00 PM My Favorite Spy (1951)  
  A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm. Cast: 
  Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-93 mins, TV-G  
6:00 PM Angels In The Outfield (1951)  
  Short-tempered manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates mends his ways in return for a little divine assistance.
  Cast: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-99 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS  
8:00 PM Psycho (1960)  
  A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother. Cast: 
  Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox
10:00 PM Screaming Mimi (1958)  
  A serial killer stalks an exotic dancer in New Orleans. Cast: 
  Anita Ekberg, Phil Carey, Gypsy Rose Lee. Dir: Gerd Oswald. BW-79 mins, TV-PG  
11:30 PM 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  
12:45 AM Martin Scorsese Presents, Val Lewton: The Man In The Shadows (2007)  
  TCM documentary looks at the imaginative producer who fashioned a lasting body of beautiful 
  and unsettling films on meager budgets. Cast: Martin Scorsese Narrates. BW-77 mins, TV-PG, CC  
2:15 AM Hysteria (1965)  
  An amnesiac stumbles on to a murder plot. Cast: 
  Robert Webber, Anthony Goldoni, Anthony Newlands. Dir: Freddie Francis. BW-85 mins, TV-PG  
4:00 AM Lady In The Lake (1947)  
  Philip Marlowe searches for a missing woman in this mystery shot entirely from the detective's viewpoint
  Cast: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan. Dir: Robert Montgomery. BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC  
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2001: A Space Odyssey

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

Stanley Kubrick commissioned Alex North to write the score for his film, but decided not to use it in favor of previously recorded classical music. North, unaware that Kubrick had decided not to use the score in his film, was "devastated" at the 1968 New York City premiere screening of 2001 not to hear his work, and later offered this account of his experience: "Well, what can I say? It was a great, frustrating experience, and despite the mixed reaction to the music, I think the Victorian approach with mid-European overtones was just not in keeping with the brilliant concept of Clarke and Kubrick." On hearing the score as it might have been in the film, film scholar Gene Phillips argued that "it is difficult to see how North's music would have been an improvement on the background music that Kubrick finally chose for the film." In his notes for the Jerry Goldsmith recording, however, Kevin Mulhall argues that "there is no doubt that 2001 would have been better if Kubrick had used North's music. Even if one likes some of the choices Kubrick made for certain individual scenes, the eclectic group of classical composers employed by the director... resulted in a disturbing melange of sounds and styles overall." This theme music made its public debut in early 1993 as part of the Telarc compilation CD "Hollywood's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and there it was titled "Fanfare for 2001". It would eventually be used by North for his later score to "The Shoes of the Fisherman."
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The sequel novel "2010" was written by Clarke alone, and adapted as a movie by someone else. Arthur C. Clarke (90) died March 18, 2008. President Mahinda Rajapakse mourned the death of Clarke and paid tribute to him as a "great visionary." His death was a loss to Sri Lanka, the author's adopted home since 1956, Rajapakse said. A few days ago, Clarke reviewed the manuscript of his last novel, "The Last Theorem" co-written with American author Frederik Pohl. The book will be published later this year. The Sri Lanka President had attended Clarke's 90th birthday party, which he refered to as "90 orbits around the sun." Clarke, who in 1945 predicted the establishment of communication satellites (he correctly predicted that as few as 3 satellites would make global wireless communication possible), wrote more than 80 books. He was Sri Lanka's best-known resident guest and has a scientific academy named after him.

William Castle Profile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Richard Harland Smith

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

Roger Corman Profile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tod Browning Profile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Bret Wood

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