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June 2011 schedule, All Times Eastern

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011 
 Secrets of the French Police (1932) EXPAND  6:00 AM 58 min
TV-PG  Secrets of the French Police (1932) Strange crimes committed by a hypnotized woman are solved by a French detective. Dir: Edward Sutherland Cast: Gwili Andre, Gregory Ratoff, Frank Morgan. 58 min, TV-PG CLOSE       

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7:00 AM 1306926000 
 Half Naked Truth, The (1933) EXPAND  7:00 AM 77 min
TV-G  Half Naked Truth, The (1933) A carnival pitch man turns a sideshow dancer into an overnight sensation. Dir: Gregory La Cava Cast: Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette. 77 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Gregory LaCava. Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette, Frank Morgan. Delightful comedy about wiseguy carnival pitchman (Tracy) scheming to make Velez an instant celebrity; plenty of laughs, and wonderful performance by Morgan as neurotic Ziegfeld-ish producer.
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8:30 AM 1306931400 
 Nuisance, The (1933) EXPAND  8:30 AM 83 min
TV-G  Nuisance, The (1933) Love trips up an ambulance chasing lawyer. Dir: Jack Conway Cast: Lee Tracy, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan. 83 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Jack Conway. Lee Tracy, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan, Charles Butterworth, John Miljan, Virginia Cherrill, David Landau. Fast-talker extraordinaire Tracy gives one of his quintessential wiseguy performances as a conniving ambulance chaser who falls in love with Evans, unaware she's a special investigator for a streetcar company he's repeatedly victimized. Laugh-a-minute caper only slows down a bit toward the end for romance. Sparkling script by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Remade as THE CHASER (1938).
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10:00 AM 1306936800 
 Cat And The Fiddle, The (1934) EXPAND  10:00 AM 89 min
TV-G  Cat And The Fiddle, The (1934) A struggling composer courts a singing star. Dir: William K. Howard Cast: Ramon Novarro, Jeanette MacDonald, Frank Morgan. 89 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William K. Howard. Jeanette MacDonald, Ramon Novarro, Frank Morgan, Charles Butterworth, Jean Hersholt. Delightful Jerome KernOscar Hammerstein operetta, filled with sly comedy and clever ideas. Novarro is a struggling composer who forces his attentions on MacDonald; Morgan is ``benefactor'' who comes between them. Songs include ``The Night Was Made for Love,'' ``She Didn't Say Yes.'' Final sequence is in color.
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11:30 AM 1306942200 
 By Your Leave (1935) EXPAND  11:30 AM 82 min
TV-G  By Your Leave (1935) A bored couple facing middle-age succumbs to wandering eyes. Dir: Lloyd Corrigan Cast: Frank Morgan, Genevieve Tobin, Neil Hamilton. 82 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lloyd Corrigan. Frank Morgan, Genevieve Tobin, Neil Hamilton, Marian Nixon, Gene Lockhart, Margaret Hamilton, Betty Grable, Glenn Anders. Morgan plays a husband going through a midlife crisis who yearns for extramarital excitement, but wife Tobin finds it first. Unusual subject matter for a '30s film is treated very lightly, though a good cast offers some minor compensation.
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1:00 PM 1306947600 
 Perfect Gentleman, The (1935) EXPAND  1:00 PM 72 min
TV-G  Perfect Gentleman, The (1935) A retired military man helps an actress make a comeback. Dir: Tim Whelan Cast: Frank Morgan, Cicely Courtneidge, Heather Angel. 72 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Tim Whelan. Frank Morgan, Cicely Courtneidge, Heather Angel, Herbert Mundin, Una O'Connor, Richard Waring, Henry Stephenson. Slight but likable yarn set in England about a blustering old scoundrel who is constantly embarrassing his vicar son, so he takes to the road and teams up with a female musical hall performer. Pleasant showcase for Morgan and delightful British comedienne Courtneidge in her first and only American film.
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2:15 PM 1306952100 
 Piccadilly Jim (1936) EXPAND  2:15 PM 95 min
TV-PG  Piccadilly Jim (1936) A cartoonist pokes fun at his widowed father's future in-laws. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Robert Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Madge Evans. 95 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Z. Leonard. Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan, Eric Blore, Billie Burke. Fine light-comedy players in P. G. Wodehouse story of father and son's romantic pursuits; overlong.
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4:00 PM 1306958400 
 Beg, Borrow Or Steal (1937) EXPAND  4:00 PM 72 min
TV-G  Beg, Borrow Or Steal (1937) Con men on the Riviera live by their wits. Dir: William Thiele Cast: Frank Morgan, Florence Rice, John Beal. 72 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE          

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5:15 PM 1306962900 
 Henry Goes Arizona (1939) EXPAND  5:15 PM 67 min
TV-G  Henry Goes Arizona (1939) A Broadway tenderfoot takes over a Western ranch. Dir: Edwin L. Marin Cast: Frank Morgan, Virginia Weidler, Guy Kibbee. 67 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edwin L. Marin. Frank Morgan, Virginia Weidler, Guy Kibbee, Slim Summerville, Douglas Fowley, Owen Davis, Jr., Porter Hall. Modest but charming vehicle for Morgan, perfectly cast as a blustery vaudevillian who inherits a ranch and proceeds to rout the crooks responsible for his half-brother's murder. Good showcase for young Weidler, too.
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6:30 PM 1306967400 
 Keeping Company (1940) EXPAND  6:30 PM 80 min
TV-G  Keeping Company (1940) A young man's engagement is jeopardized by the return of an old girlfriend. Dir: S. Sylvan Simon Cast: Frank Morgan, Ann Rutherford, John Shelton. 80 min, TV-G CLOSE         

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: HOW TO SPY ON NAZIS 8:00 PM 1306972800 
 House on 92nd Street, The (1945) EXPAND  8:00 PM 88 min
TV-14  House on 92nd Street, The (1945) An FBI agent infiltrates a Nazi spy ring. Dir: Henry Hathaway Cast: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso. 88 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Henry Hathaway. William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart, Leo G. Carroll, Lydia St. Clair. Exciting, trend- setting documentary-style drama--based on fact and staged on actual locations--about FBI counterespionage activities during WW2: Nazi agents, operating in N.Y.C., attempt to pilfer part of the atom bomb formula. Charles G. Booth earned an Oscar for his original story. Screenplay by Booth, Barre Lyndon, and John Monks, Jr. Look for E. G. Marshall, in film debut.
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9:45 PM 1306979100 
 Night Train to Munich (1940) EXPAND  9:45 PM 95 min
TV-PG  Night Train to Munich (1940) A British agent masquerades as a Nazi officer to protect an inventor and his daughter. Dir: Carol Reed Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul von Henreid. 95 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Carol Reed. Rex Harrison, Margaret Lockwood, Paul Von Hernried (Henreid), Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Felix Aylmer, Roland Culver. Expert Hitchcockian thriller about British intelligence agent Harrison trying to rescue Czech scientist who escaped from the Nazis to London only to be kidnapped back to Berlin. Stylishly photographed (by Otto Kanturek), sharply scripted by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, who also wrote Hitchcock's THE LADY VANISHES (which introduced the comic characters reprised here by Radford and Wayne). Based on Gordon Wellesley's novel Report on a Fugitive. Originally released in U.S. as NIGHT TRAIN.
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11:30 PM 1306985400 
 Above Suspicion (1943) EXPAND  11:30 PM 91 min
TV-PG  Above Suspicion (1943) A honeymooning couple are asked to spy on the Nazis in pre-war Europe. Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Conrad Veidt. 91 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Thorpe. Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Conrad Veidt, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Owen, Richard Ainley. Crawford and MacMurray asked to do spy mission during European honeymoon on the eve of WW2. Pure escapism, with Joan more than a match for the Nazis.
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1:15 AM 1306991700 
 Odette (1950) EXPAND  1:15 AM 118 min
 Odette (1950) A British spy during World War II goes behind enemy lines in France. Dir: Herbert Wilcox Cast: Trevor Howard, Anna Neagle, 118 min, CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Herbert Wilcox. Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Marius Goring, Peter Ustinov, Bernard Lee. Neagle is excellent in true story of Odette Churchill, undercover British agent imprisoned by Nazis during WW2.
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3:20 AM 1306999213 
 Northward, Ho! (1939) EXPAND  3:20 AM 10 min
 Northward, Ho! (1939) 10 min, CLOSE       

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3:30 AM 1306999800 
 Northern Pursuit (1943) EXPAND  3:30 AM 93 min
TV-PG  Northern Pursuit (1943) A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness. Dir: Raoul Walsh Cast: Errol Flynn, Julie Bishop, Helmut Dantine. 93 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Raoul Walsh. Errol Flynn, Julie Bishop, Helmut Dantine, John Ridgely, Gene Lockhart, Tom Tully. Flynn, a Mountie of German descent, pretends to have Nazi sympathies in order to learn the objectives of Nazis operating in Canada, in this standard but slickly done drama.
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5:15 AM 1307006100 
 Yellow Canary, The (1943) EXPAND  5:15 AM 84 min
TV-G  Yellow Canary, The (1943) A socialite poses as a Nazi spy to mask her activities as a British agent. Dir: Herbert Wilcox Cast: Anna Neagle, Richard Greene, Nova Pilbeam. 84 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Herbert Wilcox. Anna Neagle, Richard Greene, Albert Lieven, Margaret Rutherford, Valentine Dyall. Above average WW2 spy drama with Neagle feigning Nazi loyalty to obtain secrets for the Allies.
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Thursday, June 02, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:45 AM 1307011500 
 Conquest Of The Air (1940) EXPAND  6:45 AM 66 min
TV-G  Conquest Of The Air (1940) Documentary footage traces humanity's efforts to fly. Dir: Zoltan Korda Cast: Laurence Olivier, Franklin Dyall, Henry Victor. 66 min, TV-G CLOSE       

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8:00 AM 1307016000 
 It Happened Tomorrow (1944) EXPAND  8:00 AM 85 min
TV-G  It Happened Tomorrow (1944) A newspaper editor writes headlines that predict the future. Dir: René Clair Cast: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie. 85 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Rene Clair. Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy, John Philliber, Edward Brophy, George Cleveland, Sig Ruman, Paul Guilfoyle. Diverting if somewhat static fantasy yarn about a turn-of-the-century reporter who gets inside track on tomorrow's headlines, leading to unexpected complications. Low key, often charming.
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9:30 AM 1307021400 
 Sounder (1972) EXPAND  9:30 AM C-105 min
TV-PG  Sounder (1972) Black sharecroppers during the Depression fight to get their children a decent education. Dir: Martin Ritt Cast: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks. C-105 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE             

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11:21 AM 1307028091 
 Pat Neal Is Back (1968) EXPAND  11:21 AM C-8 min
 Pat Neal Is Back (1968) C-8 min, CLOSE       

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11:30 AM 1307028600 
 Reivers, The (1969) EXPAND  11:30 AM C-111 min
TV-14  Reivers, The (1969) A young man comes of age when he stows away in his grandfather's stolen car. Dir: Mark Rydell Cast: Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Will Geer. C-111 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE           

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1:30 PM 1307035800 
 Little Big Man (1970) EXPAND  1:30 PM C-140 min
TV-14  Little Big Man (1970) An American pioneer raised by Indians ends up fighting alongside General Custer. Dir: Arthur Penn Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam. C-140 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE           

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4:00 PM 1307044800 
 Men In War (1957) EXPAND  4:00 PM 98 min
TV-PG  Men In War (1957) Two enemies join forces to save their men during a retreat from the North Koreans. Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith. 98 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Mann. Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Vic Morrow, James Edwards, Scott Marlowe, Victor Sen Yung. Standard war film set in Korea in 1950s, with good action scenes distinguishing usual story.
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5:42 PM 1307050936 
 Trifles That Win Wars (1943) EXPAND  5:42 PM 11 min
 Trifles That Win Wars (1943) 11 min, CLOSE       

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6:00 PM 1307052000 
 Thunder Road (1958) EXPAND  6:00 PM 93 min
TV-PG  Thunder Road (1958) A fast-driving moonshiner locks horns with a Chicago gangster. Dir: Arthur Ripley Cast: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubochon. 93 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Arthur Ripley. Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith, James Mitchum. Rural bootlegger takes on Feds and the Mob in cult favorite that even today continues to play in drive-ins; for many this remains the definitive moonshine picture. Jim Mitchum makes screen debut playing Bob's brother; the elder Mitchum got a hit record out of the title tune, which he also wrote!
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7:38 PM 1307057890 
 Patrolling The Ether (1944) EXPAND  7:38 PM 21 min
 Patrolling The Ether (1944) 21 min, CLOSE       

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURES 8:00 PM 1307059200 
 Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) EXPAND  8:00 PM 79 min
TV-PG  Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Nuclear tests awaken a prehistoric monster. Dir: Ishiro Honda Cast: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kochi. 79 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Terry Morse, Ishiro Honda. Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kochi, Akira Takarada. A fire-breathing lizard threatens civilization: the special effects are the star in this, the original GODZILLA movie. Originally released in Japan in 1954 as GOJIRA, at 98m; over 20m. were eliminated, and inserts with Burr were added. Updated in 1985 and reworked in 1998.
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9:30 PM 1307064636 
 Challenge Of Champions (1966) EXPAND  9:30 PM C-13 min
 Challenge Of Champions (1966) A featurette giving a behind the cameras look at the filming of "Grand Prix" (1966) at the actual Grand Prix in Monaco. C-13 min, CLOSE       

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9:45 PM 1307065500 
 Rodan (1957) EXPAND  9:45 PM 72 min
TV-PG  Rodan (1957) Miners uncover the nest of a giant pterodactyl. Dir: Inoshiro Honda Cast: Kenji Sawara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata. 72 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Ishiro Honda. Kenji Sawara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori. Colossal pterodactyl hatches in mine, later goes on destructive rampage in Tokyo. Colorful comic book stuff, all too typical of Toho Studios' monster formula.
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11:15 PM 1307070900 
 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster ( To Be Deleted ) (1964) EXPAND  11:15 PM C-92 min
 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster ( To Be Deleted ) (1964) Mothra, Godzilla and Rodan join forces to take on a space invasion. C-92 min, CLOSE       

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12:50 AM 1307076623 
 Believe It Or Not #2 (1931) EXPAND  12:50 AM 7 min
 Believe It Or Not #2 (1931) 7 min, CLOSE       

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1:00 AM 1307077200 
 Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero (1970) EXPAND  1:00 AM C-89 min
 Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero (1970) Aliens try to use Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan to take over the planet. Dir: Inoshiro Honda Cast: Nick Adams, Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno. C-89 min, , CC CLOSE           

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2:36 AM 1307082997 
 Headpin Hints (1955) EXPAND  2:36 AM 8 min
 Headpin Hints (1955) 8 min, CLOSE       

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2:45 AM 1307083500 
 Dinosaurus! (1960) EXPAND  2:45 AM C-83 min
TV-PG  Dinosaurus! (1960) Caribbean engineers accidentally revive a frozen caveman and two dinosaurs. Dir: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. Cast: Ward Ramsey, Paul Lukather, Kristina Hanson. C-83 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr. Ward Ramsey, Paul Lukather, Kristina Hanson, Alan Roberts. Interesting and amusing story of hazards faced by caveman and two prehistoric monsters who are accidentally unearthed and revived on a modern-day tropical island. CinemaScope.
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4:15 AM 1307088900 
 Valley of Gwangi, The (1969) EXPAND  4:15 AM C-95 min
TV-PG  Valley of Gwangi, The (1969) Cowboys discover a lost world populated by dinosaurs. Dir: Jim O'Connolly Cast: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson. C-95 min, TV-PG CLOSE         

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Friday, June 03, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1307095200 
 Don't Make Waves (1967) EXPAND  6:00 AM C-97 min
TV-PG  Don't Make Waves (1967) A swimming-pool salesman gets mixed up with beauty queens and bodybuilders when he falls in love. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick Cast: Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Sharon Tate. C-97 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE             

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7:45 AM 1307101500 
 Great Race, The (1965) EXPAND  7:45 AM C-160 min
TV-PG  Great Race, The (1965) A bumbling villain plots to win an early 20th-century auto race. Dir: Blake Edwards Cast: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood. C-160 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE             

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10:30 AM 1307111400 
 Sex And The Single Girl (1964) EXPAND  10:30 AM C-114 min
TV-PG  Sex And The Single Girl (1964) A journalist sets out to expose a female sex expert but falls for her instead. Dir: Richard Quine Cast: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda. C-114 min, TV-PG CLOSE           

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12:30 PM 1307118600 
 Defiant Ones, The (1958) EXPAND  12:30 PM 96 min
TV-PG  Defiant Ones, The (1958) Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other. Dir: Stanley Kramer Cast: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel. 96 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Stanley Kramer. Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Cara Williams, Lon Chaney, Jr. Engrossing story of two escaped convicts--one black, one white--shackled together as they flee from police in the South. Fine performances by Williams and Chaney as people they meet along the way. Academy Awardwinning screenplay by Harold Jacob Smith and Nathan E. Douglas (blacklisted actor-writer Nedrick Young) and cinematography by Sam Leavitt. Remade for TV in 1986 with Robert Urich and Carl Weathers.
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2:15 PM 1307124900 
 Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) EXPAND  2:15 PM 96 min
TV-PG  Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) A crooked press agent stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister's romance. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick Cast: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison. 96 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Alexander Mackendrick. Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Marty Milner, Sam Levene, Barbara Nichols, Susan Harrison, Joe Frisco, Chico Hamilton Quintet. Searing Clifford OdetsErnest Lehman script about ruthless, all-powerful columnist J. J. Hunsecker (Lancaster) and a smarmy press agent (Curtis) who'll do anything to curry his favor. Vivid performances, fine jazz score by Elmer Bernstein, outstanding camerawork by James Wong Howe that perfectly captures N.Y.C. nightlife. Later a Broadway musical.
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4:00 PM 1307131200 
 Trapeze (1956) EXPAND  4:00 PM C-106 min
TV-PG  Trapeze (1956) An aging trapeze star and his protigi fall for the same woman. Dir: Carol Reed Cast: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida. C-106 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Carol Reed. Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado, Thomas Gomez, Johnny Puleo. Moody love triangle with a European circus background; aerialist Lancaster and Curtis vie in the air and on the ground for Gina's attention. Nice aerial stunt- work by various big top professionals. CinemaScope.
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6:00 PM 1307138400 
 Beachhead (1954) EXPAND  6:00 PM C-90 min
TV-PG  Beachhead (1954) U.S. soldiers invade a Pacific Island during World War II to catch an informer. Dir: Stuart Heisler Cast: Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy. C-90 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Stuart Heisler. Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz, Skip Homeier, John Doucette. Tense WW2 drama in which a small group of Marines sets out to locate a French plantation owner, and a critical message, on a Japanese-held island.
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7:30 PM 1307143800 
 Now Playing June (2011) (2011) EXPAND  7:30 PM C-20 min
TV-PG  Now Playing June (2011) (2011) Features highlights of the month's programming on TCM, including festivals and stars. C-20 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE        

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: WEDDING COMEDIES 8:00 PM 1307145600 
 Father Of The Bride (1950) EXPAND  8:00 PM 93 min
TV-G  Father Of The Bride (1950) A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor. 93 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Bennett, Billie Burke, Leo G. Carroll, Don Taylor, Rusty (Russ) Tamblyn. Liz is marrying Don Taylor, but Dad (Tracy) has all the aggravation. Perceptive view of American life, witty script by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (based on Edward Streeter's book), and peerless Tracy performance. Sequel: FATHER'S LITTLE DIVIDEND. Later a TV series. Remade in 1991. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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10:00 PM 1307152800 
 June Bride (1948) EXPAND  10:00 PM 97 min
TV-G  June Bride (1948) Two bickering reporters turn a small-town wedding into a battleground. Dir: Bretaigne Windust Cast: Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter. 97 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Bretaigne Windust. Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter, Tom Tully, Barbara Bates, Jerome Cowan, Mary Wickes. Flippant comedy of magazine writers Davis and Montgomery inspired by story they are doing on June brides. Breezy script by Ranald MacDougall. Don't blink or you'll miss Debbie Reynolds in her film debut.
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12:00 AM 1307160000 
 High Society (1956) EXPAND  12:00 AM C-107 min
TV-PG  High Society (1956) In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding. Dir: Charles Walters Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra. C-107 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Charles Walters. Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Blackmer. Fluffy remake of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY is enjoyable, but has lost all the bite of the original. Kelly is about to marry Lund when ex-hubby Crosby arrives, along with reporters Sinatra and Holm. Cole Porter songs include "True Love,'' "Did You Evah?,'' "You're Sensational,'' plus Bing and Satchmo's "Now You Has Jazz.'' Grace Kelly's last acting role. VistaVision.
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2:00 AM 1307167200 
 Grizzly (1976) EXPAND  2:00 AM C-91 min
TV-14  Grizzly (1976) A giant grizzly terrorizes visitors to a state park. Dir: William Girdler Cast: Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel. C-91 min, TV-14 CLOSE         

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3:45 AM 1307173500 
 Night Of The Lepus (1972) EXPAND  3:45 AM C-89 min
TV-14  Night Of The Lepus (1972) Husband-and-wife scientists unwittingly unleash a horde of giant man-eating rabbits. Dir: William F. Claxton Cast: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun. C-89 min, TV-14 CLOSE           

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5:30 AM 1307179800 
 Summer of '63 (1963) EXPAND  5:30 AM C-21 min
TV-PG  Summer of '63 (1963) Teens on the make spread syphilis among their friends. C-21 min, TV-PG CLOSE       

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Saturday, June 04, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1307181600 
 Kisses For Breakfast (1941) EXPAND  6:00 AM 82 min
TV-G  Kisses For Breakfast (1941) An amnesiac groom unknowingly marries a second time. Dir: Lewis Seiler Cast: Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyatt, Shirley Ross. 82 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE          

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7:30 AM 1307187000 
 Topper Returns (1941) EXPAND  7:30 AM 88 min
TV-G  Topper Returns (1941) A beautiful ghost enlists a henpecked husband to track down her killer. Dir: Roy Del Ruth Cast: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis. 88 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Roy Del Ruth. Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, Dennis O'Keefe, Patsy Kelly, Eddie "Rochester'' Anderson. Topper helps ghostly Blondell solve her own murder in the last of this series, with hilarious results.
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9:00 AM 1307192400 
 Scarlet Street (1945) EXPAND  9:00 AM 102 min
TV-PG  Scarlet Street (1945) A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman. Dir: Fritz Lang Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea. 102 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Fritz Lang. Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay, Rosalind Ivan. Meek, henpecked Robinson is pulled into world of crime and deception by seductive Bennett and her manipulative boyfriend Duryea. Stars and director of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW keep it interesting, but don't match earlier film. Dudley Nichols adapted this remake of Jean Renoir's LA CHIENNE.
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11:00 AM 1307199600 
 Prince in Bondage, A (1939) EXPAND  11:00 AM 21 min
TV-G  Prince in Bondage, A (1939) In Chapter 11 of Buck Rogers, Killer Kane launches an aerial attack on Buck's forces. 21 min, TV-G CLOSE       

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11:30 AM 1307201400 
 War of the Planets (1939) EXPAND  11:30 AM 20 min
TV-G  War of the Planets (1939) In the final chapter of Buck Rogers, Buck and his crew make their last stand against Killer Kane. 20 min, TV-G CLOSE       

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12:00 PM 1307203200 
 Tarzan And The Amazons (1945) EXPAND  12:00 PM 76 min
 Tarzan And The Amazons (1945) Archaeologists trick Boy into helping them find a hidden valley ruled by women. Dir: Kurt Neumann Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield. 76 min, CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Kurt Neumann. Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Henry Stephenson, Maria Ouspenskaya, Barton MacLane. Archeologists seeking to plunder Amazon treasures have to deal with Tarzan first in this amusing nonsense highlighted by the diminutive Ouspenskaya as the Amazon Queen!
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1:30 PM 1307208600 
 King Kong (1933) EXPAND  1:30 PM 105 min
TV-PG  King Kong (1933) A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc. Dir: Merian C. Cooper Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot. 105 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack. Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson, James Flavin. Classic version of beauty-and-beast theme is a moviegoing must, with Willis O'Brien's special effects and animation of monster ape Kong still unsurpassed. Final sequence atop Empire State Building is now cinema folklore; Max Steiner music score also memorable. Followed immediately by THE SON OF KONG. Remade in 1976. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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3:30 PM 1307215800 
 Quentin Durward (1955) EXPAND  3:30 PM C-101 min
TV-G  Quentin Durward (1955) A gallant Scots knight falls in love with his uncle's future wife. Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley. C-101 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Thorpe. Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley, George Cole, Alec Clunes, Duncan Lamont, Marius Goring. Taylor plays Sir Walter Scott's dashing Scots hero in this handsome but static costumer about Louis XI's reign in 15th- century France. CinemaScope.
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5:30 PM 1307223000 
 Pt 109 (1963) EXPAND  5:30 PM C-140 min
TV-PG  Pt 109 (1963) Future president John Kennedy fights to save his crew when their PT boat sinks in the Pacific. Dir: Leslie H. Martinson Cast: Cliff Robertson, Ty Hardin, James Gregory. C-140 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE             

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: MARRIAGE DRAMAS 8:00 PM 1307232000 
 Dodsworth (1936) EXPAND  8:00 PM 101 min
TV-PG  Dodsworth (1936) A husband whose wife left him looks for new love in Europe. Dir: William Wyler Cast: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas. 101 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William Wyler. Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, David Niven, Gregory Gaye, Maria Ouspenskaya, Spring Byington, Harlan Briggs. Superb adaptation of Sinclair Lewis novel about middle-aged American industrialist who retires, goes to Europe, where he and his wife find differing sets of values and new relationships. Intelligently written (by Sidney Howard), beautifully filmed, extremely well acted, with Huston recreating his Broadway role. John Payne (billed as John Howard Payne) makes screen debut in small role. Won Oscar for Interior Decoration (Richard Day). Unusually mature Hollywood film, not to be missed.
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10:00 PM 1307239200 
 Payment On Demand (1951) EXPAND  10:00 PM 90 min
TV-PG  Payment On Demand (1951) A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt Cast: Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan, Jane Cowl. 90 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Curtis Bernhardt. Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan, Peggie Castle, Jane Cowl, Kent Taylor, Betty Lynn, John Sutton, Frances Dee, Otto Kruger. Well-handled chronicle of Davis-Sullivan marriage, highlighting events which lead to divorce.
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11:45 PM 1307245500 
 Faces (1968) EXPAND  11:45 PM 130 min
TV-MA  Faces (1968) An aging couple separate during a mid-life crisis. Dir: John Cassavetes Cast: John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin. 130 min, TV-MA , CC CLOSE           

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2:00 AM 1307253600 
 Shoot The Moon (1982) EXPAND  2:00 AM C-124 min
TV-MA  Shoot The Moon (1982) Husband, wife and children struggle to survive divorce. Dir: Alan Parker Cast: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen. C-124 min, TV-MA CLOSE           

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4:15 AM 1307261700 
 East Side, West Side (1949) EXPAND  4:15 AM 108 min
TV-G  East Side, West Side (1949) A chic New York couple is torn apart by a seductive model. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin. 108 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Mervyn LeRoy. Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Ava Gardner, Van Heflin, Cyd Charisse, Gale Sondergaard, William Frawley, Nancy Davis (Reagan). Stanwyck and Mason have pivotal roles as chic N.Y.C. society couple with abundant marital woes, stirred up by alluring Gardner and understanding Heflin. Static MGM version of Marcia Davenport's superficial novel.
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Sunday, June 05, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:15 AM 1307268900 
 Flower Drum Song (1961) EXPAND  6:15 AM C-131 min
TV-G  Flower Drum Song (1961) A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride. Dir: Henry Koster Cast: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Juanita Hall. C-131 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE             

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8:30 AM 1307277000 
 Witness To Murder (1954) EXPAND  8:30 AM 82 min
TV-PG  Witness To Murder (1954) A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder. Dir: Roy Rowland Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill. 82 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Roy Rowland. Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White, Claude Akins. Stanwyck sees ex-Nazi neighbor Sanders strangle a woman, but can't convince detective Merrill. However, Sanders believes her.... Unconvincing and rather shrill, but suspenseful and well acted, with striking photography (by John Alton).
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10:00 AM 1307282400 
 Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) EXPAND  10:00 AM 108 min
TV-G  Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) When she returns to her alma mater to pick up an honorary degree, a congresswoman re-ignites an old flame. Dir: Vincent Sherman Cast: Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Frank Lovejoy. 108 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincent Sherman. Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Frank Lovejoy, Eve Arden. Congresswoman Crawford returns to her old college, more to see former boyfriend Young than to receive honorary degree. Lovejoy is callous newsman. Film debut of Janice Rule.
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12:00 PM 1307289600 
 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) EXPAND  12:00 PM C-93 min
TV-G  Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) A beautiful woman takes over a turn-of-the-century baseball team. Dir: Busby Berkeley Cast: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly. C-93 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Busby Berkeley. Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Edward Arnold, Jules Munshin, Richard Lane, Tom Dugan. Contrived but colorful turn-of-the-century musical, with Williams taking over Sinatra and Kelly's baseball team. "O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg" and Kelly's "The Hat My Father Wore on St. Patrick's Day" are musical highlights.
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1:45 PM 1307295900 
 Arsenic And Old Lace (1944) EXPAND  1:45 PM 118 min
TV-G  Arsenic And Old Lace (1944) A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men. Dir: Frank Capra Cast: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey. 118 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Frank Capra. Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Jack Carson, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, James Gleason, Grant Mitchell, John Alexander, Edward Everett Horton. Hilarious adaptation of Joseph Kesselring's hit play (scripted by the Epstein Brothers) about two seemingly harmless old ladies who poison lonely gentleman callers. Frantic cast is excellent, especially Lorre and Massey as unsuspecting murderers holed up in Brooklyn household. Made in 1941. Hull, Adair, and Alexander repeat their Broadway roles. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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4:00 PM 1307304000 
 Goodbye Girl, The (1977) EXPAND  4:00 PM C-111 min
TV-MA  Goodbye Girl, The (1977) A dancer discovers her runaway boyfriend has sublet her apartment to an aspiring actor. Dir: Herbert Ross Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings. C-111 min, TV-MA , CC CLOSE             

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6:00 PM 1307311200 
 Ambassador's Daughter, The (1956) EXPAND  6:00 PM C-103 min
TV-G  Ambassador's Daughter, The (1956) A diplomat's daughter in Paris turns a fact-finding mission into a non-stop party. Dir: Norman Krasna Cast: Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe, Myrna Loy. C-103 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Norman Krasna. Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou, Edward Arnold, Francis Lederer, Tommy Noonan, Minor Watson. Oomph is missing even though stars give all to uplift sagging comedy of de Havilland out for a fling in Paris, romanced by soldier Forsythe. CinemaScope.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: ESSENTIALS, JR. : UNFINISHED BUSINESS 8:00 PM 1307318400 
 Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) EXPAND  8:00 PM C-102 min
TV-G  Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John. Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone. C-102 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley. Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette, Alan Hale, Herbert Mundin, Una O'Connor, Melville Cooper, Ian Hunter, Montagu Love. Dashing Flynn in the definitive swashbuckler, winning hand of de Havilland (never lovelier as Maid Marian), foiling evil prince Rains, dueling wicked Rathbone. Erich Wolfgang Korngold's outstanding score earned an Oscar, as did the art direction and editing. Scripted by Norman Reilly Raine and Seton I. Miller. Arguably Flynn's greatest role.
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10:00 PM 1307325600 
 Le Mans (1971) EXPAND  10:00 PM C-109 min
TV-PG  Le Mans (1971) During a deadly endurance race, a driver faces the trauma of a past accident. Dir: Lee H. Katzin Cast: Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen. C-109 min, TV-PG CLOSE         

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12:00 AM 1307332800 
 J'Accuse (1919) EXPAND  12:00 AM 166 min
TV-G  J'Accuse (1919) In this silent film, a soldier meets his wife's lover in the trenches during World War I. Dir: Abel Gance Cast: Severin-Mars, 166 min, TV-G CLOSE        

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3:00 AM 1307343600 
 Kameradschaft (1931) EXPAND  3:00 AM 86 min
TV-14  Kameradschaft (1931) German miners defy international prejudice to rescue French miners trapped beneath their countries' borders. Cast: Ernst Busch, Andree Ducret, Alexander Granach. 86 min, TV-14 CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: G. W. Pabst. Fritz Kampers, Alexander Granach, Ernst Busch, Elisabeth Wendt, Gustav Puttjer, Andree Ducret. Heartfelt, ultra-realistic account of a mining accident that occurred near the Franco-German perimeter in 1906, and what happens when German miners dig underneath the border in an attempt to rescue their French brethren. Filled with drama, irony, symbolism, and a huge dose of humanity. It should be contrasted to the content of Pabst's WESTFRONT 1918.
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4:45 AM 1307349900 
 All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) EXPAND  4:45 AM 134 min
TV-PG  All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) Young German soldiers try to adjust to the horrors of World War I. Dir: Lewis Milestone Cast: Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray. 134 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lewis Milestone. Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Slim Summerville, Russell Gleason, Ben Alexander, Beryl Mercer. Vivid, moving adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's eloquent pacifist novel about German boys' experiences as soldiers during WW1. Time hasn't dimmed its power, or its poignancy, one bit. Scripted by Milestone, Maxwell Anderson, Del Andrews, and George Abbott. Academy Award winner for Best Picture and Director. Originally shown at 140m., then cut many times over the years; restored in 1998. It's 130m. on home video. Sequel: THE ROAD BACK. Remade for TV a half century later.
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Monday, June 06, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 7:00 AM 1307358000 
 My Favorite Wife (1940) EXPAND  7:00 AM 88 min
TV-G  My Favorite Wife (1940) A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband's re-marriage. Dir: Garson Kanin Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott. 88 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Garson Kanin. Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott, Ann Shoemaker, Scotty Beckett, Donald MacBride. Dunne, supposedly dead, returns to U.S. to find hubby Grant remarried to Patrick, in familiar but witty marital mixup, remade as MOVE OVER, DARLING. Produced and cowritten (with Sam and Bella Spewack) by Leo McCarey. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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8:30 AM 1307363400 
 His Girl Friday (1940) EXPAND  8:30 AM 92 min
TV-G  His Girl Friday (1940) An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying. Dir: Howard Hawks Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. 92 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Howard Hawks. Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Helen Mack, Ernest Truex, Clarence Kolb, Porter Hall, Roscoe Karns, Abner Biberman, Cliff Edwards, John Qualen, Frank Jenks, Billy Gilbert. Splendid comedy remake of THE FRONT PAGE with Grant as conniving editor, Russell as star reporter (and his ex-wife), Bellamy as mama's boy she's trying to marry amid hot murder story. Terrific character actors add sparkle to must-see film, scripted by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer. Remade (with the same gender twist) in 1988 as SWITCHING CHANNELS.
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10:15 AM 1307369700 
 Once Upon a Time (1944) EXPAND  10:15 AM 89 min
TV-G  Once Upon a Time (1944) A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar. Dir: Alexander Hall Cast: Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason. 89 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Alexander Hall. Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson, Art Baker. Amusing comedy-fantasy of entrepreneur Grant promoting a dancing caterpillar; trivial fun. Based on a Norman Corwin radio play, from Lucille Fletcher short story.
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11:45 AM 1307375100 
 Every Girl Should Be Married (1949) EXPAND  11:45 AM 85 min
TV-G  Every Girl Should Be Married (1949) A young woman uses scientific research to trap a man into marriage. Dir: Don Hartman Cast: Cary Grant, Franchot Tone, Diana Lynn. 85 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Don Hartman. Cary Grant, Franchot Tone, Diana Lynn, Betsy Drake, Alan Mowbray. Airy comedy of girl (Drake) setting out to trap bachelor (Grant) into marriage; Tone has thankless ``other man'' role. Drake also ``captured'' Grant in real life; they were married soon after this film came out. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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1:30 PM 1307381400 
 Room For One More (1952) EXPAND  1:30 PM 95 min
 Room For One More (1952) A family with three children takes in troubled orphans. Dir: Norman Taurog Cast: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle. 95 min, CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Norman Taurog. Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle, George Winslow, John Ridgely. Grant and Drake are softhearted couple who can't resist adopting needy kids. Sentimental comedy retitled THE EASY WAY; basis for later TV series.
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3:15 PM 1307387700 
 Pride And The Passion, The (1957) EXPAND  3:15 PM C-132 min
TV-PG  Pride And The Passion, The (1957) A British naval officer helps Spanish peasants haul a large cannon cross-country to battle Napoleon. Dir: Stanley Kramer Cast: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren. C-132 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Stanley Kramer. Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel, John Wengraf. Miscast actioner involving capture of huge cannon by British naval officer (Grant) in 19th-century Spain. Spectacle scenes--filmed on location--are impressive; but most of the film is ridiculous. From the C. S. Forester novel. VistaVision.
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5:30 PM 1307395800 
 North By Northwest (1959) EXPAND  5:30 PM C-136 min
TV-PG  North By Northwest (1959) An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. C-136 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Alfred Hitchcock. Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau, Jessie Royce Landis, Philip Ober, Adam Williams, Josephine Hutchinson, Edward Platt. Quintessential Hitchcock comedy-thriller, with bewildered ad-man Grant chased cross country by both spies (who think he's a double agent) and the police (who think he's an assassin). One memorable scene after another, including now-legendary crop-dusting and Mount Rushmore sequences; one of the all-time great entertainments. Witty script by Ernest Lehman, exciting score by Bernard Herrmann. VistaVision.
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8:00 PM 1307404800 
 North to Alaska (1960) EXPAND  8:00 PM C-122 min
TV-PG  North to Alaska (1960) Two prospectors cope with woman problems and a con man. Dir: Henry Hathaway Cast: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs. C-122 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Henry Hathaway. John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian, Capucine, Mickey Shaughnessy, Joe Sawyer, John Qualen. Fast-moving actioner with delightful tongue-in-cheek approach; prospectors Wayne and Granger have their hands full dealing with latter's kid brother Fabian, con artist Kovacs, and gold-digging (in the other sense) Capucine. CinemaScope.
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10:15 PM 1307412900 
 Operation Mad Ball (1957) EXPAND  10:15 PM 104 min
TV-G  Operation Mad Ball (1957) A peacetime soldier plots to throw a party under his strict captain's nose. Dir: Richard Quine Cast: Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Kathryn Grant. 104 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Quine. Jack Lemmon, Kathryn Grant (Crosby), Mickey Rooney, Ernie Kovacs, Arthur O'Connell, James Darren, Roger Smith. Weak service comedy about crafty soldiers planning wild party off base. Dull stretches, few gags. O'Connell comes off better than supposed comedians in film.
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12:15 AM 1307420100 
 Five Golden Hours (1960) EXPAND  12:15 AM 90 min
TV-G  Five Golden Hours (1960) A con artist who fleeces wealthy widows falls for his latest mark. Dir: Mario Zampi Cast: Ernie Kovacs, Cyd Charisse, George Sanders. 90 min, TV-G CLOSE         

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2:00 AM 1307426400 
 It Happened To Jane (1959) EXPAND  2:00 AM C-98 min
TV-G  It Happened To Jane (1959) A small-town businesswoman takes on a railroad magnate in court. Dir: Richard Quine Cast: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs. C-98 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Quine. Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Steve Forrest, Teddy Rooney, Russ Brown, Mary Wickes, Parker Fennelly. Breezy, likable comedy: Doris runs a Maine lobstery, and Jack is her lawyer; together they tangle with ultracheap villain Kovacs (who hams mercilessly). Aka TWINKLE AND SHINE.
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4:00 AM 1307433600 
 Bell, Book and Candle (1959) EXPAND  4:00 AM C-102 min
TV-PG  Bell, Book and Candle (1959) A beautiful witch puts a love spell on an unknowing publisher. Dir: Richard Quine Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon. C-102 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Quine. James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Janice Rule, Ernie Kovacs, Hermione Gingold, Elsa Lanchester. John Van Druten play becomes so-so vehicle to showcase Novak as fetching witch who charms about-to-be-married Manhattan publisher Stewart. Kovacs and Gingold supply their brands of humor.
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011 
 Now Playing June (2011) (2011) EXPAND  6:00 AM C-20 min
TV-PG  Now Playing June (2011) (2011) Features highlights of the month's programming on TCM, including festivals and stars. C-20 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE        

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6:30 AM 1307442600 
 Marriage on the Rocks (1965) EXPAND  6:30 AM C-109 min
TV-PG  Marriage on the Rocks (1965) A couple divorces by mistake during a madcap Mexican vacation. Dir: Jack Donohue Cast: Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin. C-109 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE             

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8:30 AM 1307449800 
 Bells Are Ringing (1960) EXPAND  8:30 AM C-126 min
TV-G  Bells Are Ringing (1960) An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark. C-126 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy, Jr, Jean Stapleton, Ruth Storey, Frank Gorshin, Gerry Mulligan. Sprightly adaptation of Broadway musical hit by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne, with Holliday recreating her starring role as an answering-service operator who falls in love with the man she's known only as a voice on the telephone. Songs include "Just in Time," "The Party's Over." Sadly, Holliday's last film. CinemaScope.
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10:45 AM 1307457900 
 Some Came Running (1958) EXPAND  10:45 AM C-136 min
TV-PG  Some Came Running (1958) A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine. C-136 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates. Slick adaptation of James Jones' novel about disillusionment in a small midwestern town in the late 1940s; more character study than narrative. MacLaine is especially good as luckless floozie who's stuck on Sinatra; Elmer Bernstein's music score also a standout. CinemaScope.
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1:15 PM 1307466900 
 Ocean's Eleven (1960) EXPAND  1:15 PM C-127 min
TV-14  Ocean's Eleven (1960) A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino. Dir: Lewis Milestone Cast: Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra. C-127 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lewis Milestone. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Cesar Romero, Patrice Wymore, Joey Bishop, Akim Tamiroff, Henry Silva, Ilka Chase, Norman Fell. Fanciful crime comedy about 11-man team headed by Danny Ocean (Sinatra) attempting to rob five Vegas casinos simultaneously. Entire Rat Pack's in it, but no one does much, including some surprise guests. There is a clever twist ending, though. Remade in 2001. Panavision.
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3:30 PM 1307475000 
 4 For Texas (1963) EXPAND  3:30 PM C-115 min
TV-PG  4 For Texas (1963) Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners. Dir: Robert Aldrich Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg. C-115 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE         

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5:45 PM 1307483100 
 Robin And The 7 Hoods (1964) EXPAND  5:45 PM C-123 min
TV-PG  Robin And The 7 Hoods (1964) A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war. Dir: Gordon Douglas Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.. C-123 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE           

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: STAR OF THE MONTH: JEAN SIMMONS 8:00 PM 1307491200 
 Great Expectations (1946) EXPAND  8:00 PM 118 min
TV-G  Great Expectations (1946) A mysterious benefactor finances a young boy's education. Dir: David Lean Cast: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles. 118 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: David Lean. John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles, Francis L. Sullivan, Finlay Currie, Martita Hunt, Anthony Wager, Jean Simmons, Alec Guinness, Ivor Barnard, Freda Jackson, Torin Thatcher, Eileen Erskine, Hay Petrie. One of the greatest films ever made, a vivid adaptation of Dickens' tale of a mysterious benefactor making poor young orphan a gentleman of means. Opening graveyard sequence is a gem. Oscars went to cinematographer Guy Green and art director John Bryan. Lean, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern, and producers Anthony Havelock-Allan and Ronald Neame all contributed to script. Filmed in 1934, 1974, and updated in 1998. Jean Simmons played Miss Havisham in a 1989 miniseries.
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10:15 PM 1307499300 
 Black Narcissus (1947) EXPAND  10:15 PM C-101 min
TV-14  Black Narcissus (1947) Nuns founding a convent in the Himalayas are tormented by the area's exotic beauty. Dir: Michael Powell Cast: Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar. C-101 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Sabu, Jean Simmons, Kathleen Byron, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight. Visually sumptuous, dramatically charged movie, from Rumer Godden novel, about nuns trying to establish a mission in a remote Himalayan outpost amid formidable physical and emotional challenges. One of the most breathtaking color films ever made (winning Oscars for cinematographer Jack Cardiff and art director Alfred Junge). Scenes in which Mother Superior Kerr recalls her former life, a key plot element, were originally censored from American prints.
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12:15 AM 1307506500 
 Hungry Hill (1947) EXPAND  12:15 AM 102 min
TV-PG  Hungry Hill (1947) Two Irish families feud over a copper mine. Dir: Brian Desmond-Hurst Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price, Cecil Parker. 102 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Brian Desmond Hurst. Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price, Cecil Parker, Jean Simmons, Eileen Herlie, Siobhan McKenna. Based on Daphne Du Maurier's book focusing on 19th-century Irish family with their vices and virtues highlighted; capable cast, with Herlie and McKenna making their film debuts.
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2:15 AM 1307513700 
 Uncle Silas (1947) EXPAND  2:15 AM 103 min
TV-PG  Uncle Silas (1947) A young woman's uncle and governess plot to kill her for her inheritance. Dir: Charles Frank Cast: Jean Simmons, Katina Paxinou, Derrick De Marney. 103 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Charles Frank. Jean Simmons, Derrick DeMarney, Derek Bond, Katina Paxinou, Esmond Knight. Well-appointed chiller, with Simmons as innocent preyed upon by corrupt uncle; situated in Victorian London and Paris. Based on a novel by Sheridan Le Fanu. Original British title: UNCLE SILAS.
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4:00 AM 1307520000 
 Way to the Stars, The (1945) 
A young flyer deals with the strains of wartime service and survivors' guilt during World War II. 
Dir: Anthony Asquith Cast: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, John Rosamund. 
109 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Asquith. John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Douglass Montgomery, Rosamund John, Stanley Holloway, Trevor Howard, Felix Aylmer, Bonar Colleano. Excellent drama about a British airfield and the men stationed there, focusing mainly on personal relationships in wartime. Jean Simmons appears briefly as a singer. Script by Terence Rattigan and Anatole de Grunwald. Originally released in U.S. as JOHNNY IN THE CLOUDS, with a prologue set after the end of WW2.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1307527200  Smiling Ghost, The (1941) EXPAND  
6:00 AM 71 min
TV-PG  Smiling Ghost, The (1941) 
A newswoman investigates a haunted house. 
Dir: Lewis Seiler Cast: Wayne Morris, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith. 
71 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lewis Seiler. Wayne Morris, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith, Alan Hale, Lee Patrick, David Bruce, Helen Westley, Willie Best. Unemployed Morris hires himself out as a suitor to "kiss of death" heiress Smith, unaware that her past three beaus all suffered horrible fates. Marshall is a newshound determined to get to the bottom of the story. Genial cast keep the laughs and chills bubbling along in this comic spooky-old-house mystery.
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7:30 AM 1307532600  Horn Blows At Midnight, The (1945) EXPAND  
7:30 AM 78 min
TV-G  Horn Blows At Midnight, The (1945) 
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast. 
Dir: Raoul Walsh Cast: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran. 
78 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Raoul Walsh. Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn, Reginald Gardiner, Guy Kibbee, John Alexander, Margaret Dumont, Franklin Pangborn, Bobby (Robert) Blake. Enjoyable, original comedy-fantasy about an angel (Benny) sent to destroy earth with a blast from Gabriel's horn. Broad, funny, no classic, but not the turkey Benny so often joked about either. Franklin Pangborn is especially funny as a flustered hotel detective.
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9:00 AM 1307538000  San Antonio (1945) EXPAND  
9:00 AM C-109 min
TV-PG  San Antonio (1945) 
A reformed rustler tracks down a band of cattle thieves and tries to reform a crooked dance-hall girl. 
Dir: David Butler Cast: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall. 
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11:00 AM 1307545200  Montana (1950) EXPAND  
11:00 AM C-76 min
TV-PG  Montana (1950) 
An Australian gets caught in the battle between ranchers and sheep men. 
Dir: Ray Enright Cast: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall. 
C-76 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Ray Enright. Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S. Z. Sakall, Monte Blue, Douglas Kennedy. Flynn plays an Aussie who tries to raise sheep in Montana cattle country; slick but formulaic Western.
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12:30 PM 1307550600  Two Mrs. Carrolls, The (1947) EXPAND  
12:30 PM 94 min
TV-G  Two Mrs. Carrolls, The (1947) 
A woman slowly discovers that her artist husband is a deranged killer. 
Dir: Peter Godfrey Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith. 
94 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Peter Godfrey. Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce, Isobel Elsom. Shrill murder drama with Bogie as psychopathic artist who paints wives as Angels of Death, then kills them; Stanwyck registers all degrees of panic as the next marital victim. Filmed in 1945.
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2:15 PM 1307556900  Conflict (1945) EXPAND  
2:15 PM 86 min
TV-PG  Conflict (1945) 
A man murders his wife so he can be free to marry her sister. 
Dir: Curtis Bernhardt Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet. 
86 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Curtis Bernhardt. Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet, Rose Hobart, Charles Drake, Grant Mitchell. Far-fetched story of husband (Bogart) plotting to murder wife (Hobart) to marry her sister (Smith). Unconvincing plot not salvaged by good cast.
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3:45 PM 1307562300  Whiplash (1948) EXPAND  
3:45 PM 90 min
TV-G  Whiplash (1948) 
An artist becomes a boxer but finds that it may not have been the best career choice. 
Dir: Lew Seiler Cast: Dane Clark, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott. 
90 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lewis Seiler. Dane Clark, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Jeffrey Lynn, S. Z. Sakall, Alan Hale, Douglas Kennedy, Ransom Sherman. Clark does his best John Garfield imitation in this by-the-numbers drama about a painter-turned-prizefighter who falls hard for beautiful, troubled Smith.
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5:30 PM 1307568600  Young Philadelphians, The (1959) EXPAND  
5:30 PM 137 min
TV-PG  Young Philadelphians, The (1959) 
A young lawyer from the wrong side of town tries to break into society. 
Dir: Vincent Sherman Cast: Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith. 
137 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincent Sherman. Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith, Diane Brewster, Billie Burke, John Williams, Robert Vaughn, Otto Kruger, Adam West. Newman and Rush have memorable roles as poor lawyer who schemes to the top and society girl he hopes to win; Vaughn is hard-drinking buddy Newman defends on murder charge, Smith quite good as frustrated wife of attorney Kruger.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: CLINT EASTWOOD JAZZ 8:00 PM 1307577600  Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way (2010) EXPAND  
8:00 PM 84 min
TV-PG  Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way (2010) 
Executive produced by Clint Eastwood, this documentary chronicles the life and music of America's jazz ambassador Dave Brubeck on the occasion of his 90th birthday. 
Dir: Bruce Ricker 
84 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE        
 
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9:30 PM 1307583000  Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1989) EXPAND  
9:30 PM 89 min
TV-MA  Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1989) 
Dir: Charlotte Zwerin Cast: Thelonius Monk, Nellie Monk, Charlie Rouse. 
89 min, TV-MA , CC CLOSE        
 
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11:15 PM 1307589300  Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall (1997) EXPAND  
11:15 PM 106 min
TV-PG  Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall (1997) 
106 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE        
 
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1:15 AM 1307596500  Bird (1988) EXPAND  
1:15 AM C-161 min
TV-MA  Bird (1988) 
Saxophone great Charlie Parker builds a career in jazz while fighting drug addiction. 
Dir: Clint Eastwood Cast: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker. 
C-161 min, TV-MA , CC CLOSE        
   
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4:00 AM 1307606400  Young Man With a Horn (1950) EXPAND  
4:00 AM 112 min
TV-PG  Young Man With a Horn (1950) 
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress. 
Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast: Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day. 
112 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Michael Curtiz. Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Juano Hernandez, Hoagy Carmichael, Mary Beth Hughes. Effective drama of trumpet-player Douglas compulsively drawn to music, with Bacall the bad girl, Day the wholesome one. Carl Foreman Edmund H. North script adapted from Dorothy Baker's book, and inspired by Bix Beiderbecke's life; Harry James dubbed Douglas' licks.

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Thursday, June 09, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1307613600  Night Nurse (1931) EXPAND  
6:00 AM 72 min
TV-G  Night Nurse (1931) 
A nurse discovers that the children she's caring for are murder targets. 
Dir: William A. Wellman Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell. 
72 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William Wellman. Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable, Charlotte Merriam, Charles Winninger. Excellent, hard-bitten tale of nurse (Stanwyck) who can't ignore strange goings-on in home where she works. Blondell adds zingy support; one of Gable's most impressive early appearances. Still potent today.
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7:15 AM 1307618100  Other Men's Women (1931) EXPAND  
7:15 AM 70 min
TV-PG  Other Men's Women (1931) 
A railroad engineer falls for a co-worker's wife. 
Dir: William A. Wellman Cast: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey. 
70 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William A. Wellman. Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey, James Cagney, Joan Blondell. Love triangle set in the world of railroad men; interesting melodrama, dated in some ways, but vivid in its atmosphere, with great action finale. Cagney and Blondell have supporting roles.
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8:30 AM 1307622600  Safe In Hell (1931) EXPAND  
8:30 AM 73 min
TV-PG  Safe In Hell (1931) 
On the run from the police, a New Orleans prostitute gets stranded in a tropical haven for outlaws 
Dir: William A. Wellman Cast: Dorothy Mackaill, Donald Cook, Ralf Harolde. 
73 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William A. Wellman. Dorothy Mackaill, Donald Cook, Ralf Harolde, John Wray, Ivan Simpson, Victor Varconi, Nina Mae McKinney, Charles Middleton, Clarence Muse, Gustav von Seyffertitz. Remarkably frank and adult pre-Code drama about prostitute Mackaill, who believes she's killed one of her johns and flees to the remote island of Tortuga where she can't be extradited. Unfortunately, the island is populated by every form of slobbering lech and pervert imaginable. Extremely seamy tale pulls no punches, right up to its shocking conclusion . . . but in some ways it's more astonishing than entertaining.
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9:45 AM 1307627100  Conquerors, The (1932) EXPAND  
9:45 AM 86 min
TV-G  Conquerors, The (1932) 
Newlyweds go West and build a banking empire in Nebraska. 
Dir: William A. Wellman Cast: Richard Dix, Ann Harding, Edna May Oliver. 
86 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William A. Wellman. Richard Dix, Ann Harding, Edna May Oliver, Guy Kibbee, Julie Haydon, Donald Cook. Unabashed rip-off of CIMARRON with Dix and Harding as newlyweds who go West to make their fortune, and build a banking empire that spans 50 years of ups and downs. Some good scenes lost in cliches in this epic saga. Retitled PIONEER BUILDERS.
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11:15 AM 1307632500  Love Is A Racket (1932) EXPAND  
11:15 AM 71 min
TV-G  Love Is A Racket (1932) 
A beautiful girl convinces a reporter to cover up her involvement in a murder. 
Dir: William A. Wellman Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ann Dvorak, Frances Dee. 
71 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William A. Wellman. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Ann Dvorak, Frances Dee, Lee Tracy, Lyle Talbot, Andre Luguet, Warren Hymer. Attractive cast in curiously unappealing story of a Broadway columnist and his private intrigues. Tracy, who portrayed Winchell types so often, here plays the columnist's legman.
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12:30 PM 1307637000  So Big (1932) EXPAND  
12:30 PM 81 min
TV-G  So Big (1932) 
A farmer's widow takes on the land and her late husband's tempestuous son. 
Dir: William A. Wellman Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Dickie Moore. 
81 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William A. Wellman. Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Dickie Moore, Guy Kibbee, Bette Davis, Mac Madison, Hardie Albright, Alan Hale. Disappointing adaptation of Edna Ferber's saga of an orphaned girl who becomes a schoolteacher in the midst of a farming community and raises her son to aspire to big things. Abrupt continuity and sudden aging of its lead character keep this from amounting to very much. Stanwyck and Davis are both in the final scene--but never appear on screen together! Filmed before in 1925, remade in 1953.
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2:00 PM 1307642400  Small Town Girl (1936) EXPAND  
2:00 PM 106 min
TV-G  Small Town Girl (1936) 
After marrying a drunken playboy, a young girl tries to capture his heart while he's sober. 
Dir: William A. Wellman Cast: Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, Binnie Barnes. 
106 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William Wellman. Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, Binnie Barnes, Lewis Stone, Andy Devine, James Stewart. Breezy romance about Gaynor trapping Taylor into marriage while he's drunk, then working to win him over when he's sober. Retitled ONE HORSE TOWN.
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4:00 PM 1307649600  Story of G.I. Joe, The (1945) EXPAND  
4:00 PM 108 min
TV-14  Story of G.I. Joe, The (1945) 
War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins an Army platoon during World War II to learn what battle is really about. 
Dir: William A. Wellman Cast: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele. 
108 min, TV-14 CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William Wellman. Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, Jimmy Lloyd. Meredith is superb as war correspondent Ernie Pyle living with Yank soldiers on front lines to report their stories; Mitchum's first outstanding film role as soldier. Full title: ERNIE PYLE'S STORY OF G.I. JOE.
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6:00 PM 1307656800  Battleground (1949) EXPAND  
6:00 PM 119 min
TV-PG  Battleground (1949) 
American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge. 
Dir: William Wellman Cast: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban. 
119 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William Wellman. Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Denise Darcel, Don Taylor, Richard Jaeckel, James Whitmore, James Arness, Scotty Beckett. Star-studded replay of Battle of the Bulge: division of American troops, their problems and reactions to war. Robert Pirosh's slick script, which was awarded an Oscar, lacks genuine insight into the characters; Paul C. Vogel also earned a statuette for his cinematography. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURES 8:00 PM 1307664000  Them! (1954) EXPAND  
8:00 PM 93 min
TV-PG  Them! (1954) 
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants. 
Dir: Gordon Douglas Cast: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon. 
93 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Gordon Douglas. James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness, Onslow Stevens. First-rate '50s sci-fi about giant ant mutations running wild in the Southwest. Intelligent script (by Ted Sherdeman, from George Worthing Yates' story) extremely well directed, with memorable climax in L.A. sewers. Fess Parker has small but memorable role. Look fast for Leonard Nimoy at a teletype machine.
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9:45 PM 1307670300  Cosmic Monsters, The (1958) EXPAND  
9:45 PM 72 min
 Cosmic Monsters, The (1958) 
A scientist's experiments open the doorway to a strange and deadly world. 
Dir: Gilbert Gunn Cast: Forrest Tucker, Gaby Andre, Martin Benson. 
72 min, CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Gilbert Gunn. Forrest Tucker, Gaby Andre, Martin Benson, Alec Mango, Wyndham Goldie, Hugh Latimer. Britain's only Giant Bug movie is talky tale of a mad scientist whose magnetism experiments punch a hole in the ionosphere, letting in cosmic rays which enlarge insects in the woods. Gleefully ghoulish at times. Original British title: THE STRANGE WORLD OF PLANET X.
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11:15 PM 1307675700  Tarantula (1955) EXPAND  
11:15 PM 80 min
TV-PG  Tarantula (1955) 
A scientist's experiments to cure hunger create a giant tarantula. 
Dir: Jack Arnold Cast: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll. 
80 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Jack Arnold. John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva, Ross Elliott, Eddie Parker. Scientist Carroll's new growth formula works a little too well, and pretty soon there's a humongous spider chewing up the countryside. One of the best giant-insect films, with fast pacing, convincing special effects, and interesting subplot detailing formula's effect on humans. That's Clint Eastwood as the jet squadron leader in final sequence.
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12:45 AM 1307681100  Black Scorpion, The (1957) EXPAND  
12:45 AM 88 min
TV-PG  Black Scorpion, The (1957) 
Giant prehistoric scorpions terrorize the Mexican countryside. 
Dir: Edward Ludwig Cast: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas. 
88 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edward Ludwig. Richard Denning, Carlos Rivas, Mara Corday, Mario Navarro. Outstanding animation by KING KONG's Willis O'Brien is the highlight of this sci-fi thriller about giant arachnids popping out of a volcanic fissure in Mexico. Basically a remake of the superior THEM!
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2:30 AM 1307687400  Giant Claw, The (1957) EXPAND  
2:30 AM 74 min
TV-PG  Giant Claw, The (1957) 
A giant anti-matter bird invades the Earth's atmosphere. 
Dir: Fred F. Sears Cast: Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum. 
74 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Fred F. Sears. Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum, Edgar Barrier. Lack of decent special effects ruins the running battle between colossal bird and fighter jets. Big bird is laughable.
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4:00 AM 1307692800  Wasp Woman, The (1959) EXPAND  
4:00 AM 61 min
TV-PG  Wasp Woman, The (1959) 
A cosmetics executive's search for eternal beauty turn her into a monster. 
Dir: Roger Corman Cast: Susan Cabot, Fred Eisley, Barboura Morris. 
61 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Roger Corman. Susan Cabot, Fred (Anthony) Eisley, Barboura Morris, Michael Mark, William Roerick. Enjoyable Corman cheapie about cosmetics magnate Cabot, fearful of aging, using royal jelly from wasps to become young and beautiful. She also periodically turns into a wasp-monster that must kill. Minor camp classic; an unauthorized semi-remake, EVIL SPAWN, was made for video in 1987. Remade for TV in 1996.
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5:15 AM 1307697300  Now Playing June (2011) (2011) EXPAND  
5:15 AM C-20 min
TV-PG  Now Playing June (2011) (2011) 
Features highlights of the month's programming on TCM, including festivals and stars. 
C-20 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE       
 
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Friday, June 10, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1307700000  Everybody Sing (1938) EXPAND  
6:00 AM 91 min
TV-G  Everybody Sing (1938) 
A theatrical family tries to put on a show but is upstaged by their servants. 
Dir: Edwin L. Marin Cast: Allan Jones, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice. 
91 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edwin L. Marin. Allan Jones, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Reginald Owen, Billie Burke, Reginald Gardiner. Shrill musical with stupid plot, unmemorable songs; good cast fighting weak material about nutty family involved in putting on a show. After loud finale you'll be waiting for a sequel called EVERYBODY SHUT UP.
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7:45 AM 1307706300  Girl Crazy (1943) EXPAND  
7:45 AM 99 min
TV-G  Girl Crazy (1943) 
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college. 
Dir: Norman Taurog Cast: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton. 
99 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Norman Taurog. Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland, "Rags'' Ragland, June Allyson, Nancy Walker, Guy Kibbee, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. Rooney sent to small Southwestern school to forget girls, but meets Garland and that's that. Great Gershwin score includes "I Got Rhythm,'' "Embraceable You,'' "But Not for Me.'' Busby Berkeley (the original director) staged the finale. Filmed before in 1932; remade as WHEN THE BOYS MEET THE GIRLS.
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9:30 AM 1307712600  Clock, The (1945) EXPAND  
9:30 AM 90 min
TV-PG  Clock, The (1945) 
A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City. 
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason. 
90 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn, Marshall Thompson, Lucille Gleason. Soldier Walker has two-day leave in N.Y.C., meets office worker Judy; they spend the day falling in love, encountering friendly milkman Gleason, drunk Wynn; charming little love story with beguiling Garland. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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11:15 AM 1307718900  Pirate, The (1948) EXPAND  
11:15 AM C-102 min
TV-PG  Pirate, The (1948) 
An actor poses as a notorious pirate to court a romantic Caribbean girl. 
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak. 
C-102 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, George Zucco, The Nicholas Brothers. Judy thinks circus clown Kelly is really Caribbean pirate; lavish costuming, dancing and Cole Porter songs (including "Be a Clown'') bolster stagy plot. Kelly's dances are exhilarating, as usual. Based on S. N. Behrman play.
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1:15 PM 1307726100  Summer Stock (1950) EXPAND  
1:15 PM C-109 min
TV-G  Summer Stock (1950) 
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm. 
Dir: Charles Walters Cast: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken. 
C-109 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Charles Walters, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Marjorie Main, Gloria De Haven, Phil Silvers, Hans Conried. Kelly's theater troupe takes over Judy's farm, she gets show biz bug. Thin plot, breezy Judy, frantic Silvers, chipper De Haven. Judy sings "Get Happy," Kelly dances on newspapers.
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3:15 PM 1307733300  Star Is Born, A (1954) EXPAND  
3:15 PM C-176 min
TV-PG  Star Is Born, A (1954) 
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top. 
Dir: George Cukor Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson. 
C-176 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: George Cukor. Judy Garland, James Mason, Charles Bickford, Jack Carson, Tom Noonan. Powerful semi-musical remake of the 1937 classic, with Garland and Mason at their peaks as doomed Hollywood star couple, she on the way up, he down. Incisive script by Moss Hart; great Harold Arlen-Ira Gershwin songs include spellbinding "The Man That Got Away" and the show stopping "Born in a Trunk" sequence by Leonard Gershe. Badly cut to 154m. after premiere engagements of 181m.; restored in 1983 to present length using still photos to cover missing bits of footage. CinemaScope.
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6:15 PM 1307744100  I Could Go On Singing (1963) EXPAND  
6:15 PM C-99 min
TV-G  I Could Go On Singing (1963) 
An American singing star in London tries to reclaim the son she gave up for adoption. 
Dir: Ronald Neame Cast: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman. 
C-99 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE          
   
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: SECRETS & BLACKMAIL 8:00 PM 1307750400  Best Man, The (1964) EXPAND  
8:00 PM 102 min
TV-PG  Best Man, The (1964) 
Two presidential hopefuls get caught up in the dirty side of politics. 
Dir: Franklin J. Schaffner Cast: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams. 
102 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE          
   
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10:00 PM 1307757600  Advise & Consent (1962) EXPAND  
10:00 PM 138 min
TV-PG  Advise & Consent (1962) 
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians. 
Dir: Otto Preminger Cast: Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray. 
138 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE        
   
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12:30 AM 1307766600  Victim (1961) EXPAND  
12:30 AM 100 min
TV-PG  Victim (1961) 
A closeted lawyer risks his career to bring a blackmailer to justice. 
Dir: Basil Dearden Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price. 
100 min, TV-PG CLOSE          
 
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2:15 AM 1307772900  Road Games (1981) EXPAND  
2:15 AM C-101 min
TV-14  Road Games (1981) 
A truck driver's attempt to find a vanished hitchhiker leads police to suspect him of her murder. 
Dir: Richard Franklin Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Stacy Keach Sr.. 
C-101 min, TV-14 CLOSE        
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4:00 AM 1307779200  Hot Rods to Hell (1967) EXPAND  
4:00 AM C-100 min
TV-PG  Hot Rods to Hell (1967) 
A family traveling through the desert is set up by a teen gang. 
Dir: John Brahm Cast: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer. 
C-100 min, TV-PG CLOSE        
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5:45 AM 1307785500  Corvair In Action, The (1960) EXPAND  
5:45 AM C-6 min
TV-G  Corvair In Action, The (1960) 
Technicians herald the arrival of a new car that "delivers the goods as no other compact car can." 
C-6 min, TV-G CLOSE       
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Saturday, June 11, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1307786400  Northwest Passage (1940) EXPAND  
6:00 AM C-127 min
TV-G  Northwest Passage (1940) 
True story of Rogers' Rangers and their fight to open up new frontiers for Colonial America. 
Dir: King Vidor Cast: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan. 
C-127 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE          
 
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8:15 AM 1307794500  Swing Shift Maisie (1943) EXPAND  
8:15 AM 86 min
TV-G  Swing Shift Maisie (1943) 
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker. 
Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Cast: Ann Sothern, James Craig, Jean Rogers. 
86 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Norman Z. McLeod. Ann Sothern, James Craig, Jean Rogers, Connie Gilchrist, John Qualen, Marta Linden, Donald Curtis, Kay Medford. Patriotic Maisie quits her dog act to help out the war effort at an aircraft factory, only to be accused of sabotage by a jealous "friend" who's trying to steal her beau. Keep an eye out for John Hodiak, Don Taylor, Kirk Alyn, and Jim Davis.
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9:45 AM 1307799900  Horse Feathers (1932) EXPAND  
9:45 AM 67 min
TV-G  Horse Feathers (1932) 
In an effort to beef up his school's football team, a college president mistakenly recruits two loonies. 
Dir: Norman McLeod Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx. 
67 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Norman Z. McLeod. Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo Marx, Thelma Todd, David Landau, Robert Greig, Nat Pendleton. Groucho is head of Huxley College, building up football team to play rival Darwin U. in crazy Marx nonsense. The password is "swordfish.'' Originally released at 70m.
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11:00 AM 1307804400  Where East Meets West (1936) EXPAND  
11:00 AM 21 min
 Where East Meets West (1936) 
In Chapter One of Ace Drummond, the ace pilot travels to Mongolia to thwart The Dragon's efforts to destroy International Airways. 
21 min, CLOSE       
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11:30 AM 1307806200  Invisible Enemy, The (1936) EXPAND  
11:30 AM 19 min
 Invisible Enemy, The (1936) 
In Chapter Two of Ace Drummond, the ace pilot has to find a landing spot after The Dragon's men hit his plane. 
19 min, CLOSE       
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12:00 PM 1307808000  Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) EXPAND  
12:00 PM 72 min
 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) 
Tarzan fights to keep a killer cult from attacking traders. 
Dir: Kurt Neumann Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield. 
72 min, , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Kurt Neumann. Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Acquanetta, Edgar Barrier, Tommy Cook. Tarzan and Boy take on a murder cult, and almost pay with their lives. The series was becoming increasingly silly, though it's still fun by Saturday matinee standards.
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1:30 PM 1307813400  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (1960) EXPAND  
1:30 PM 107 min
TV-G  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (1960) 
Classic Mark Twain story of a young troublemaker who tries to help a runaway slave. 
Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast: Tony Randall, Patty McCormack, Neville Brand. 
107 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Michael Curtiz. Tony Randall, Eddie Hodges, Archie Moore, Patty McCormack, Neville Brand. Good version of Twain's story with an appealing Hodges (Huck) and excellent Archie Moore (Jim). Assorted characters played by veterans Buster Keaton, Andy Devine, Judy Canova, John Carradine, Mickey Shaughnessy, and Sterling Holloway. CinemaScope.
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3:30 PM 1307820600  Destination Moon (1950) EXPAND  
3:30 PM C-90 min
TV-G  Destination Moon (1950) 
A crusading scientist defies the government to launch an expedition to the moon. 
Dir: Irving Pichel Cast: John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers. 
C-90 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Irving Pichel. John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, Erin O'Brien-Moore. One of the pioneer sci-fi films about the first manned expedition to the moon, modestly mounted but still effective. Striking lunar paintings by Chesley Bonestell. Won an Oscar for its special effects. Produced by George Pal; coscripted by Robert Heinlein. Woody Woodpecker makes a ``guest appearance.''
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5:15 PM 1307826900  Ice Station Zebra (1968) EXPAND  
5:15 PM C-152 min
TV-PG  Ice Station Zebra (1968) 
A sub commander on a perilous mission must ferret out a Soviet agent on his ship. 
Dir: John Sturges Cast: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan. 
C-152 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE          
   
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: COURTS MARTIAL 8:00 PM 1307836800  Caine Mutiny, The (1954) EXPAND  
8:00 PM C-125 min
TV-PG  Caine Mutiny, The (1954) 
Naval officers begin to suspect their captain of insanity. 
Dir: Edward Dmytryk Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson. 
C-125 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edward Dmytryk. Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Robert Francis, May Wynn, Fred MacMurray, E.G. Marshall, Lee Marvin, Tom Tully, Claude Akins. WW2 Naval officers Johnson and Francis mutiny against paranoid, unpopular Capt. Queeg (Bogart) and are court-martialed in this exciting adaptation (by Stanley Roberts) of Herman Wouk's Pulitzer Prize novel. Wartime mutiny scene during typhoon still packs a wallop. Followed by a TVM in 1988.
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10:15 PM 1307844900  King & Country (1964) EXPAND  
10:15 PM 87 min
TV-PG  King & Country (1964) 
Dir: Joseph Losey Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern. 
87 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE       
 
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12:00 AM 1307851200  Billy Budd (1962) EXPAND  
12:00 AM 123 min
TV-G  Billy Budd (1962) 
Adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale of a ship's captain caught between an innocent young sailor and an evil officer. 
Dir: Peter Ustinov Cast: Terence Stamp, Peter Ustinov, Robert Ryan. 
123 min, TV-G CLOSE          
 
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2:15 AM 1307859300  South Sea Woman (1953) EXPAND  
2:15 AM 98 min
TV-G  South Sea Woman (1953) 
A Marine sergeant battles Nazi agents to help a showgirl escape war torn China. 
Dir: Arthur Lubin Cast: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Chuck Connors. 
98 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Arthur Lubin. Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Chuck Connors, Arthur Shields, Paul Burke. Murky tropical isle story of love and deceit with soldier Lancaster sparking with Mayo.
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4:00 AM 1307865600  Rack, The (1956) EXPAND  
4:00 AM 100 min
TV-14  Rack, The (1956) 
A Korean War veteran is accused of cracking under enemy torture. 
Dir: Arnold Laven Cast: Paul Newman, Wendell Corey, Walter Pidgeon. 
100 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Arnold Laven. Paul Newman, Wendell Corey, Walter Pidgeon, Edmond O'Brien, Anne Francis, Lee Marvin, Cloris Leachman. Newman is pensively convincing as Korean War veteran--brainwashed as a POW--now on trial for treason, with Pidgeon as his overbearing father and Francis his friend. Slick production adapted from Rod Serling teleplay. Robert Blake, Dean Jones, and Rod Taylor have small roles.
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Sunday, June 12, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1307872800  Male Animal, The (1942) EXPAND  
6:00 AM 101 min
TV-G  Male Animal, The (1942) 
A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife. 
Dir: Elliott Nugent Cast: Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie. 
101 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Elliott Nugent. Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson, Herbert Anderson, Don DeFore, Hattie McDaniel, Eugene Pallette. Intelligent, entertaining Elliott NugentJames Thurber comedy of college professor Fonda defending his rights, while losing wife de Havilland to old flame Carson. Excellent performances in this fine, contemporary film, with spoof on typical football rallies a highlight. Remade as SHE'S WORKING HER WAY THROUGH COLLEGE.
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8:00 AM 1307880000  Designing Woman (1957) EXPAND  
8:00 AM C-118 min
TV-G  Designing Woman (1957) 
A sportswriter and a fashion designer have a lot of adjusting to do when they marry in haste. 
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray. 
C-118 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Sam Levene, Mickey Shaughnessy, Chuck Connors, Ed Platt, Jack Cole. Sportswriter and fashion designer marry and run head-on in this chic comedy reminiscent of the great Hepburn-Tracy vehicles. Bacall and Peck do their best; George Wells won an Oscar for Best Story and Screenplay. CinemaScope.
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10:00 AM 1307887200  Taming of the Shrew, The (1967) EXPAND  
10:00 AM C-122 min
TV-PG  Taming of the Shrew, The (1967) 
A fortune hunter agrees to wed a temperamental woman so his friend can court her sister. 
Dir: Franco Zeffirelli Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack. 
C-122 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE        
   
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12:15 PM 1307895300  For Pete's Sake (1974) EXPAND  
12:15 PM C-90 min
TV-14  For Pete's Sake (1974) 
A woman goes to outlandish extremes to make her husband rich. 
Dir: Peter Yates Cast: Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons. 
C-90 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE         
   
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2:00 PM 1307901600  Gigi (1958) EXPAND  
2:00 PM C-116 min
TV-G  Gigi (1958) 
A Parisian girl is raised to be a kept woman but dreams of love and marriage. 
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan. 
C-116 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Jacques Bergerac, Eva Gabor. Charming turn-of- the-century musical based on Colette's story of a French girl who's groomed to be a courtesan. Exquisitely filmed, perfectly cast, with memorable Lerner & Loewe score: title tune, "Thank Heaven for Little Girls,'' "I Remember It Well.'' Winner of nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Writing (Alan Jay Lerner), Cinematography (Joseph Ruttenberg), Costumes (Cecil Beaton), Song ("Gigi''), and Scoring (Andre Previn). Chevalier received an honorary Oscar. CinemaScope.
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4:00 PM 1307908800  Snows Of Kilimanjaro, The (1952) EXPAND  
4:00 PM C-114 min
TV-PG  Snows Of Kilimanjaro, The (1952) 
As he fights a deadly jungle fever, a hunter remembers his lost loves.. 
Dir: Henry King Cast: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner. 
C-114 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Henry King. Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegarde Neff, Leo G. Carroll. Peck finds his forte as renowned writer critically injured while on safari in Africa, trying to decide if he found any meaning to his past; based on Hemingway story.
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6:00 PM 1307916000  Knights Of The Round Table (1953) EXPAND  
6:00 PM C-116 min
TV-G  Knights Of The Round Table (1953) 
Queen Guinevere is torn between love for her husband and Sir Lancelot. 
Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer. 
C-116 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Thorpe. Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Stanley Baker, Felix Aylmer. MGM's first wide- screen film (made in England) was excuse for this pretty but empty mini-spectacle of King Arthur's Court, revealing famous love triangle. CinemaScope.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: ESSENTIALS, JR. : CLASSIC SLAPSTICK 8:00 PM 1307923200  General, The (1927) EXPAND  
8:00 PM 75 min
TV-G  General, The (1927) 
In this silent film, a Confederate engineer fights to save his train and his girlfriend from the Union army. 
Dir: Buster Keaton Cast: Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley. 
75 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman. Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Joseph Keaton. One of Keaton's best silent features, setting comedy against true Civil War story of stolen train, Union spies. Not as fanciful as other Keaton films, but beautifully done; Disney did same story in 1956 as THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE.
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9:30 PM 1307928600  Music Box, The (1932) EXPAND  
9:30 PM 29 min
TV-G  Music Box, The (1932) 
Two men running a moving company have to get a large piano up a daunting flight of stairs. 
Dir: James Parrott Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert. 
29 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE        
 
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10:15 PM 1307931300  Merton Of The Movies (1947) EXPAND  
10:15 PM 82 min
TV-G  Merton Of The Movies (1947) 
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star. 
Dir: Robert Alton Cast: Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame. 
82 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Alton. Red Skelton, Virginia O' Brien, Gloria Grahame, Leon Ames, Alan Mowbray, Hugo Haas. Lifeless remake of George S. KaufmanMarc Connelly play (filmed before in 1924 and 1932) about movie-struck simpleton's adventures in Hollywood. A real disappointment. Choreographer Alton's directing debut.
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12:00 AM 1307937600  Seven Years Bad Luck (1921) EXPAND  
12:00 AM 62 min
TV-G  Seven Years Bad Luck (1921) 
In this silent film, a man's attempts to avoid bad luck after he breaks a mirror lead straight to it. 
Dir: Max Linder Cast: Max Linder, Thelma Percy, Alta Allen. 
62 min, TV-G CLOSE        
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1:15 AM 1307942100  Eastern Westerner, An (1920) EXPAND  
1:15 AM 24 min
TV-G  Eastern Westerner, An (1920) 
In this silent film, a pampered East Coast lad is sent west to be toughened up. 
Dir: Hal Roach Cast: Harold Lloyd, 
24 min, TV-G CLOSE        
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2:00 AM 1307944800  Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1954) EXPAND  
2:00 AM 87 min
TV-G  Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1954) 
Vacationers in a French resort town almost kill themselves trying to relax. 
Dir: Jacques Tati Cast: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Louis Perrault. 
87 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Jacques Tati. Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Michelle Rolla, Valentine Camax, Louis Perrault. Tati introduced his delightful Hulot character in this amusing excursion to a French resort town; a fond throwback to the days of silent-screen comedy. French version runs 114m.
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3:30 AM 1307950200  Good Humor Man, The (1950) EXPAND  
3:30 AM 80 min
TV-G  Good Humor Man, The (1950) 
A good-hearted ice cream man's efforts to help a young woman turn him into a murder suspect. 
Dir: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Jack Carson, Lola Albright, Jean Wallace. 
80 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lloyd Bacon. Jack Carson, Lola Albright, Jean Wallace, George Reeves, Richard Egan. Broad slapstick comedy about ice-cream vendor Carson, who stumbles into a crime ring. Written by Frank Tashlin.
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5:00 AM 1307955600  Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, The (1963) EXPAND  
5:00 AM 93 min
TV-PG  Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, The (1963) 
Three servants help their master duplicate his great grandfather's global tour without spending a dime. 
Dir: Norman Maurer Cast: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe De Rita. 
93 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE         
   
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Monday, June 13, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:45 AM 1307961900  Last of Mrs. Cheyney, The (1929) EXPAND  
6:45 AM 94 min
TV-G  Last of Mrs. Cheyney, The (1929) 
A chic jewel thief in England falls in love with one of her marks. 
Dir: Sidney Franklin Cast: Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, George Barraud. 
94 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Sidney Franklin. Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, George Barraud, Herbert Bunston, Hedda Hopper, George K. Arthur. Young woman who has charmed a group of British society types turns out to be involved with a ring of jewel thieves. Very much an early-talkie stage play, with some terribly arch performances, but still quite watchable. Based on the play by Frederick Lonsdale. Remade in 1937.
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8:30 AM 1307968200  Bishop Murder Case, The (1930) EXPAND  
8:30 AM 87 min
TV-G  Bishop Murder Case, The (1930) 
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a series of murders inspired by Mother Goose rhymes. 
Dir: Nick Grindé Cast: Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, Roland Young. 
87 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Nick Grinde. Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, Roland Young, George Marion, Alec B Francis, Zelda Sears, Bodil Rosing, Carroll Nye, Delmer Daves. Philo Vance investigates a crafty killer whose murders are patterned after Mother Goose nursery rhymes. Rathbone is disappointingly ordinary as Vance, and while the story itself is clever, it moves at a snail's pace.
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10:00 AM 1307973600  Tale Of Two Cities, A (1935) EXPAND  
10:00 AM 126 min
TV-PG  Tale Of Two Cities, A (1935) 
Charles Dickens' classic story of two men in love with the same woman during the French Revolution. 
Dir: Jack Conway Cast: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allen, Edna May Oliver. 
126 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Jack Conway. Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen, Basil Rathbone, Blanche Yurka, Isabel Jewell, Walter Catlett, Henry B. Walthall, H.B. Warner, Donald Woods. Dickens' panorama of the 1780s French Revolution becomes an MGM blockbuster, with Colman as carefree lawyer awakened to responsibility, aiding victims of the Reign of Terror. Stage star Blanche Yurka creates a memorable Mme. Defarge in her film debut. Tremendous cast in a truly lavish production. Written for the screen by W.P. Lipscomb and S.N. Behrman. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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12:15 PM 1307981700  Feather in Her Hat, A (1935) EXPAND  
12:15 PM 72 min
TV-G  Feather in Her Hat, A (1935) 
A female shopkeeper sacrifices everything to give her son a theatrical career. 
Dir: Alfred Santell Cast: Pauline Lord, Basil Rathbone, Louis Hayward. 
72 min, TV-G CLOSE       
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1:30 PM 1307986200  Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942) EXPAND  
1:30 PM 68 min
TV-PG  Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942) 
Sherlock Holmes fights to keep a new bombsite design from the Nazis. 
Dir: Roy William Neill Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill. 
68 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Roy William Neill. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne, William Post, Jr., Dennis Hoey, Mary Gordon, Holmes Herbert. Holmes is hired to protect the inventor of a new bombsight from the deadly clutches of Moriarity (Atwill). Exciting entry with Hoey scoring as the comically maladroit Inspector Lestrade.
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2:45 PM 1307990700  Woman in Green, The (1945) EXPAND  
2:45 PM 67 min
TV-G  Woman in Green, The (1945) 
Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of seemingly unrelated murders. 
Dir: Roy William Neill Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke. 
67 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Roy William Neill. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, Henry Daniell, Paul Cavanagh, Matthew Boulton, Eve Amber. Blackmail, hypnotism, and murdered women with their right forefingers missing are the disparate elements in this solid Sherlock Holmes outing, with sleek Brooke and suave Daniell a formidable pair of foes for Holmes and Watson. Also shown in computer-colorized version.
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4:00 PM 1307995200  Sherlock Holmes in Terror by Night (1946) EXPAND  
4:00 PM 63 min
TV-PG  Sherlock Holmes in Terror by Night (1946) 
Sherlock Holmes signs on to protect a priceless diamond from jewel thieves. 
Dir: Roy William Neill Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray. 
63 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Roy William Neill. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey, Renee Godfrey, Mary Forbes. Sherlock Holmes dodges death at every turn while guarding a priceless diamond on a bullet-train en route from London to Edinburgh. Lesser, later entry does give Mowbray a fine supporting role. Also shown in computer- colored version.
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5:15 PM 1307999700  Sherlock Holmes in Dressed to Kill (1946) EXPAND  
5:15 PM 71 min
TV-PG  Sherlock Holmes in Dressed to Kill (1946) 
Sherlock Holmes sets out to find why people are killing each other over a seemingly inexpensive music box. 
Dir: Roy William Neill Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison. 
71 min, TV-PG CLOSE          
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6:30 PM 1308004200  Black Sleep, The (1956) EXPAND  
6:30 PM 82 min
TV-PG  Black Sleep, The (1956) 
A brain surgeon's experiments create a race of deadly freaks. 
Dir: Reginald LeBorg Cast: Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney [Jr.]. 
82 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Reginald LeBorg. Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney (Jr), John Carradine, Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Herbert Rudley. Big horror cast cannot save dull, unatmospheric tale of doctor doing experimental brain surgery in remote English castle. Laughable. Reissued as DR. CADMAN'S SECRET.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: ESSENTIALS, JR. : FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW 8:00 PM 1308009600  David Copperfield (1935) EXPAND  
8:00 PM 130 min
TV-G  David Copperfield (1935) 
Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphaned boy's fight for happiness and the colorful characters who help and hinder him. 
Dir: George Cukor Cast: W. C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan. 
130 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: George Cukor. Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, W.C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore, Madge Evans, Roland Young, Basil Rathbone, Edna May Oliver, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lewis Stone, Lennox Pawle, Elsa Lanchester, Una O'Connor, Arthur Treacher. Hollywood does right by Dickens in this lavishly mounted, superbly cast production, following David's exploits from youth to young manhood, with such unforgettable characterizations as Fields' Micawber, Rathbone's Mr. Murdstone, Young's Uriah Heep, and Oliver's Aunt Betsey. A treat from start to finish. Screenplay by Howard Estabrook and Hugh Walpole; the latter also portrays the vicar. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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10:15 PM 1308017700  Lloyd's of London (1936) EXPAND  
10:15 PM 118 min
TV-G  Lloyd's of London (1936) 
A young man's love for a married woman leads him to help found an insurance company. 
Dir: Henry King Cast: Freddie Bartholomew, Madeleine Carroll, Sir Guy Standing. 
118 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Henry King. Freddie Bartholomew, Madeleine Carroll, Sir Guy Standing, Tyrone Power, C. Aubrey Smith, Virginia Field, George Sanders. Handsomely mounted fiction of rise of British insurance company; young messenger boy Bartholomew grows up to be Power, who competes with Sanders for affection of Carroll.
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12:15 AM 1308024900  Captains Courageous (1937) EXPAND  
12:15 AM 117 min
TV-G  Captains Courageous (1937) 
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man. 
Dir: Victor Fleming Cast: Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore. 
117 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Victor Fleming. Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Charley Grapewin, John Carradine, Mickey Rooney, Walter Kingsford. Spoiled rich-boy Bartholomew falls off cruise ship, rescued by Portuguese fisherman Tracy (who won Oscar for role). Boy learns to love seafaring on crusty Barrymore's fishing vessel. Enthusiastic cast in this splendid production of Kipling's story. Scripted by John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly, and Dale Van Every. Remade as a TV movie in 1977 (with Karl Malden and Ricardo Montalban) and 1996 (with Robert Urich). Also shown in computer-colored version.
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2:30 AM 1308033000  Listen, Darling (1938) EXPAND  
2:30 AM 75 min
TV-G  Listen, Darling (1938) 
Two children try to find a new husband for their widowed mother. 
Dir: Edwin L. Marin Cast: Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor. 
75 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edwin L. Marin. Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor, Walter Pidgeon, Alan Hale, Scotty Beckett. Judy and Freddie try to land mother (Astor) a husband; Garland sings "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart.''
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4:00 AM 1308038400  Lord Jeff (1938) EXPAND  
4:00 AM 85 min
TV-G  Lord Jeff (1938) 
When a good boy goes bad, his family sends him to a naval military school. 
Dir: Sam Wood Cast: Freddie Bartholomew, Mickey Rooney, Charles Coburn. 
85 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Sam Wood. Freddie Bartholomew, Mickey Rooney, Charles Coburn, Herbert Mundin, Terry Kilburn, Gale Sondergaard, Peter Lawford, Monty Woolley. Acceptable family film about good-boy Bartholomew led astray, sent to straighten out at naval school.
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5:30 AM 1308043800  MGM Parade Show #34 (1955) EXPAND  
5:30 AM 26 min
TV-G  MGM Parade Show #34 (1955) 
Walter Pidgeon introduces Part Three of "The Pirate" and a clip from "The Swan." These clips feature Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. 
26 min, TV-G CLOSE       
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1308045600  Now Playing June (2011) (2011) EXPAND  
6:00 AM C-20 min
TV-PG  Now Playing June (2011) (2011) 
Features highlights of the month's programming on TCM, including festivals and stars. 
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6:30 AM 1308047400  Enchanted Cottage, The (1945) EXPAND  
6:30 AM 92 min
TV-G  Enchanted Cottage, The (1945) 
A scarred veteran and a homely woman are transformed by love. 
Dir: John Cromwell Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall. 
92 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Cromwell. Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick, Spring Byington, Hillary Brooke. Adaptation of Arthur Pinero play about two misfits, a homely woman and a disfigured man, who find each other beautiful in the enchanted cottage. Never quite as good as you'd like it to be. Previously filmed in 1924. Some prints run 78m.
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8:30 AM 1308054600  Till The End Of Time (1946) EXPAND  
8:30 AM 105 min
TV-G  Till The End Of Time (1946) 
A returning World War II veteran falls for a troubled war widow. 
Dir: Edward Dmytryk Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Guy Madison, Robert Mitchum. 
105 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edward Dmytryk. Dorothy McGuire, Guy Madison, Robert Mitchum, Bill Williams, Tom Tully, William Gargan, Jean Porter, Ruth Nelson. Solid, sympathetic drama of three returning WW2 veterans was released months before THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES; the focus is on Madison falling for troubled war widow McGuire. Screenplay by Allen Rivkin, based on Niven Busch's novel They Dream of Home. Title song (based on Chopin's Polonaise in A-flat Major) was a big hit.
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10:30 AM 1308061800  Friendly Persuasion (1956) EXPAND  
10:30 AM 138 min
TV-G  Friendly Persuasion (1956) 
A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War. 
Dir: William Wyler Cast: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Marjorie Main. 
138 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William Wyler. Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Marjorie Main, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, (Peter) Mark Richman, Walter Catlett, William Schallert. Charming account (from Jessamyn West novel) of Quaker family struggling to maintain its identity amid confusion and heartbreak of Civil War. Warm, winning performances in this beautifully made film. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Though no screenplay credit appears, film was written by blacklisted Michael Wilson; he received posthumous credit in 1996. Remade for TV in 1975 with Richard Kiley and Shirley Knight.
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1:00 PM 1308070800  Summer Place, A (1959) EXPAND  
1:00 PM C-130 min
TV-PG  Summer Place, A (1959) 
An adulterous couple discovers that their children are sexually involved. 
Dir: Delmer Daves Cast: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee. 
C-130 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Delmer Daves. Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy, Troy Donahue, Constance Ford, Beulah Bondi. Lushly photographed (by Harry Stradling) soaper of adultery and teenage love at resort house on Maine coast. Excellent Max Steiner score (the theme was a big hit); based on the Sloan Wilson novel.
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3:15 PM 1308078900  Susan Slade (1961) EXPAND  
3:15 PM C-116 min
TV-PG  Susan Slade (1961) 
A pregnant teen allows her mother to pass the baby off as her own. 
Dir: Delmer Daves Cast: Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Dorothy McGuire. 
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5:45 PM 1308087900  Rome Adventure (1962) EXPAND  
5:45 PM C-119 min
TV-PG  Rome Adventure (1962) 
A rebellious teacher moves to Rome and finds love. 
Dir: Delmer Daves Cast: Troy Donahue, Angie Dickinson, Rossano Brazzi. 
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: STAR OF THE MONTH: JEAN SIMMONS 8:00 PM 1308096000  Trio (1950) EXPAND  
8:00 PM 92 min
TV-PG  Trio (1950) 
W. Somerset Maugham introduces three more of his stories about human foibles. 
Dir: Ken Annakin Cast: James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Felix Aylmer. 
92 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Ken Annakin, Harold French. James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Anne Crawford, Nigel Patrick, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie. Following the success of QUARTET, three more diverting Somerset Maugham stories, "The Verger,'' "Mr. Knowall,'' and "Sanatorium.'' All beautifully acted.
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9:45 PM 1308102300  So Long at the Fair (1950) EXPAND  
9:45 PM 86 min
TV-PG  So Long at the Fair (1950) 
A woman searches for her missing brother in Paris despite the fact that nobody believes he exists. 
Dir: Antony Darnborough Cast: Jean Simmons, Honor Blackman, Dirk Bogarde. 
86 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Terence Fisher, Anthony Darnborough. Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson, Honor Blackman, Cathleen Nesbitt, Felix Aylmer, Andre Morell, Betty Warren. Atmospheric drama set during 1889 Paris Exposition with English woman searching for brother who's mysteriously vanished. Worth a look for fans of the offbeat.
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11:30 PM 1308108600  Adam and Evelyne (1949) EXPAND  
11:30 PM 93 min
TV-G  Adam and Evelyne (1949) 
When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter. 
Dir: Harold French Cast: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Edwin Styles. 
93 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Harold French. Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Helen Cherry, Raymond Young. Pleasant but ordinary tale of gambler Granger and the daughter he adopts when a friend dies. British title: ADAM AND EVELYNE.
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1:15 AM 1308114900  Hamlet (1948) EXPAND  
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TV-14  Hamlet (1948) 
The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to prove his uncle murdered his father. 
Dir: Laurence Olivier Cast: Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney. 
154 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Laurence Olivier. Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney, Felix Aylmer, Jean Simmons, Stanley Holloway, Peter Cushing. Brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare's play about Danish prince "who just couldn't make up his mind.'' Hauntingly photographed in Elsinore, Denmark. Won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Olivier), Art Direction-Set Decoration, and Costumes.
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4:00 AM 1308124800  Caesar And Cleopatra (1945) EXPAND  
4:00 AM C-128 min
TV-G  Caesar And Cleopatra (1945) 
Julius Caesar gives the famed Egyptian queen lessons in government. 
Dir: Gabriel Pascal Cast: Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Stewart Granger. 
C-128 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Gabriel Pascal. Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Francis L. Sullivan, Cecil Parker. Two fine stars suffer through static, boring rendition of George Bernard Shaw's play, which seems to go on forever. Occasional wit and intrigue can't keep this afloat.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:15 AM 1308132900 
 Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) EXPAND  6:15 AM 115 min
TV-G  Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) A radio correspondent tries to rescue a burlesque queen from her marriage to a Nazi official. Dir: Leo McCarey Cast: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Walter Slezak. 115 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Leo McCarey. Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Walter Slezak, Albert Dekker, Albert Basserman, Ferike Boros, Harry Shannon, Hans Conried. Strange but intriguing curio with status-seeking ex-burlesque queen Rogers marrying secret Nazi bigwig Slezak... and radio commentator Grant coming to her rescue. Some boring stretches do it in; however, the scenes in which the star duo are mistaken for Jews and almost sent to a concentration camp are fascinating.
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8:15 AM 1308140100 
 Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) EXPAND  8:15 AM 117 min
TV-PG  Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) A spoiled rich girl refuses to let marriage interfere with man-chasing. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Lana Turner, James Craig, John Hodiak. 117 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Z. Leonard. Lana Turner, James Craig, John Hodiak, Frances Gifford, Hugh Marlowe, Keenan Wynn. Somewhat dated, glossy MGM yarn of man-chasing Turner, not about to be stopped just because she's married.
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10:15 AM 1308147300 
 Without Love (1945) EXPAND  10:15 AM 111 min
TV-PG  Without Love (1945) A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor. Dir: Harold S. Bucquet Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball. 111 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Harold S. Bucquet. Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Carl Esmond, Patricia Morison, Felix Bressart, Gloria Grahame. Tracy and Hepburn have never been livelier, but script (by Donald Ogden Stewart, from Philip Barry's play) lets them down in story of inventor and widow who marry for convenience, later fall in love. Wynn and Ball are excellent second leads.
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12:15 PM 1308154500 
 No Leave, No Love (1946) EXPAND  12:15 PM C-118 min
TV-G  No Leave, No Love (1946) During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman. Dir: Charles Martin Cast: Van Johnson, Keenan Wynn, Pat Kirkwood. C-118 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Charles Martin. Van Johnson, Keenan Wynn, Pat Kirkwood, Guy Lombardo, Edward Arnold, Marie Wilson. No script, no laughs; Johnson and Wynn are sailors on the town in this overlong romantic comedy.
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2:15 PM 1308161700 
 Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, The (1947) EXPAND  2:15 PM 95 min
TV-G  Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, The (1947) A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister. Dir: Irving Reis Cast: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple. 95 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Irving Reis. Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins, Harry Davenport. Judge Loy orders playboy Grant to wine and dine her sister Temple, so the teenager will forget her infatuation for him. Breezy entertainment earned Sidney Sheldon an Oscar for his original screenplay. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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4:00 PM 1308168000 
 Date With Judy, A (1948) EXPAND  4:00 PM C-113 min
TV-G  Date With Judy, A (1948) A teenager thinks her grandfather is involved with a fiery Latin singer. Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor. C-113 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Thorpe. Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda, Xavier Cugat, Robert Stack, Scotty Beckett. Musicomedy of two teenagers involved in family shenanigans; highlight is Beery dancing with Miranda. Songs include ``It's a Most Unusual Day.''
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6:00 PM 1308175200 
 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) EXPAND  6:00 PM 106 min
TV-PG  Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) An ambitious young man sets out to kill everyone who stands between him and a fortune. Dir: Robert Hamer Cast: Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood. 106 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Hamer. Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Miles Malleson, Hugh Griffith, Jeremy Spenser, Arthur Lowe. Peerless black comedy of castoff member of titled family setting out to eliminate them all. Guinness plays all eight victims! Hamer and John Dighton adapted Roy Horniman's novel Israel Rank.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM GUEST PROGRAMMER: CHRIS ISAAK 8:00 PM 1308182400 
 Night Of The Hunter, The (1955) EXPAND  8:00 PM 93 min
TV-PG  Night Of The Hunter, The (1955) A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot. Dir: Charles Laughton Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. 93 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Charles Laughton. Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves, James Gleason, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce. Atmospheric allegory of innocence, evil, and hypocrisy, with psychotic religious fanatic Mitchum chasing homeless children for money stolen by their father. Mitchum is marvelously menacing, matched by Gish as wise matron who takes in the kids. Starkly directed by Laughton; his only film behind the camera. Screenplay credited to James Agee, from the Davis Grubb novel. Remade as a TVM in 1991 with Richard Chamberlain.
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10:00 PM 1308189600 
 God's Little Acre (1958) EXPAND  10:00 PM 118 min
TV-PG  God's Little Acre (1958) A dirt-farmer lets his family fall apart while he hunts for his grandfather's buried gold. Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett. 118 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Mann. Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett, Jack Lord, Fay Spain, Michael Landon, Vic Morrow, Rex Ingram. Picaresque Americana from Erskine Caldwell's best-selling book about a lusty, eccentric Georgia family. Amusing, passionate, and highly charged; quite sexy for its time. Some censored moments were restored years after its original release. Wonderful score by Elmer Bernstein.
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12:15 AM 1308197700 
 Face In The Crowd, A (1957) EXPAND  12:15 AM 126 min
TV-PG  Face In The Crowd, A (1957) A female television executive turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star. Dir: Elia Kazan Cast: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa. 126 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Elia Kazan. Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Kay Medford. Perceptive script by Budd Schulberg about homespun hobo (Griffith) discovered by Neal and promoted into successful--and unscrupulous--TV star. Cast gives life to fascinating story. Film debuts of Griffith and Remick. Look for young Rip Torn and Lois Nettleton. Many celebrities also appear as themselves, including Burl Ives, Mike Wallace, Betty Furness, Bennett Cerf, Faye Emerson, and Walter Winchell.
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2:30 AM 1308205800 
 Touch Of Evil (1958) EXPAND  2:30 AM 111 min
TV-14  Touch Of Evil (1958) A narcotics agent risks his wife's life to investigate a crooked cop. Dir: Orson Welles Cast: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles. 111 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Orson Welles. Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich, Dennis Weaver, Valentin de Vargas, Mort Mills, Victor Milian, Joanna Moore, Zsa Zsa Gabor. Narc Heston and corrupt cop Welles tangle over murder investigation in sleazy Mexican border town, with Heston's bride Leigh the pawn of their struggle. Fantastic, justifiably famous opening shot merely commences stylistic masterpiece, dazzlingly photographed by Russell Metty. Great Latin rock score by Henry Mancini; neat unbilled cameos by Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, and especially Mercedes McCambridge. Reconstructed according to Welles' notes in 1998, at 111m. Beware 95m. version.
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4:30 AM 1308213000 
 Cry in the Night, A (1956) EXPAND  4:30 AM 75 min
TV-14  Cry in the Night, A (1956) A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped. Dir: Frank Tuttle Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood. 75 min, TV-14 CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Frank Tuttle. Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood, Raymond Burr, Richard Anderson. Why is mysterious, psychotic Burr spying on Wood and her boyfriend? And what happens after he kidnaps her? Overwrought drama, but fascinating as a time capsule of its era, and then prevalent attitudes toward cops and victims. Burr is quite good.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1308218400 
 Miracle In The Rain (1956) EXPAND  6:00 AM 107 min
TV-G  Miracle In The Rain (1956) When a lonely woman's wartime lover dies, her loneliness threatens her life. Dir: Rudolph Maté Cast: Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Peggie Castle. 107 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Rudolph Mate. Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Peggie Castle, Fred Clark, Eileen Heckart, Josephine Hutchinson, Barbara Nichols, William Gargan, Alan King, Arte Johnson. Above-par soaper of two lost souls, Wyman and Johnson, falling in love in N.Y.C. during WW2.
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8:00 AM 1308225600 
 Rhapsody (1954) EXPAND  8:00 AM C-116 min
TV-PG  Rhapsody (1954) A wealthy socialite is torn between the classical violinist who excites her and the pianist who needs her. Dir: Charles Vidor Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Vittorio Gassman, John Ericson. C-116 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Charles Vidor. Elizabeth Taylor, Vittorio Gassman, John Ericson, Louis Calhern, Michael Chekhov. Three-cornered romance among rich Taylor, violinist Gassman, and pianist Ericson: melodic interludes bolster soaper. Script by Fay and Michael Kanin.
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10:00 AM 1308232800 
 Girl With Green Eyes (1964) EXPAND  10:00 AM 92 min
TV-PG  Girl With Green Eyes (1964) A young innocent gets involved with an older, married man. Dir: Desmond Davis Cast: Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave. 92 min, TV-PG CLOSE           

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12:00 PM 1308240000 
 Love Is A Ball (1962) EXPAND  12:00 PM C-113 min
TV-G  Love Is A Ball (1962) A Riviera matchmaker tries to groom a young woman for a wealthy marriage. Dir: David Swift Cast: Glenn Ford, Hope Lange, Charles Boyer. C-113 min, TV-G CLOSE        

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2:00 PM 1308247200 
 Green Fire (1954) EXPAND  2:00 PM C-100 min
TV-PG  Green Fire (1954) An emerald prospector clashes with a beautiful plantation owner in South America. Dir: Andrew Marton Cast: Stewart Granger, Grace Kelly, Paul Douglas. C-100 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Andrew Marton. Grace Kelly, Stewart Granger, Paul Douglas, John Ericson, Murvyn Vye. Hokum about love and conflict between emerald prospector (Granger) and coffee-plantation owner (Kelly), set in Colombia, South America. Attractive stars, hot love scenes, slimy villain (Vye).
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4:00 PM 1308254400 
 You Were Never Lovelier (1942) EXPAND  4:00 PM 97 min
TV-G  You Were Never Lovelier (1942) An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer. Dir: William A. Seiter Cast: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou. 97 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William A. Seiter. Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Leslie Brooks, Adele Mara, Xavier Cugat, Gus Schilling, Larry Parks. Astaire pursuing Hayworth via matchmaking father Menjou becomes lilting musical with such lovely Jerome Kern Johnny Mercer songs as title tune, "Dearly Beloved," "I'm Old-Fashioned."
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5:45 PM 1308260700 
 Sins of Rachel Cade, The (1960) EXPAND  5:45 PM C-123 min
TV-14  Sins of Rachel Cade, The (1960) A female doctor in the Congo is torn between two loves. Dir: Gordon Douglas Cast: Angie Dickinson, Peter Finch, Roger Moore. C-123 min, TV-14 CLOSE         

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURES 8:00 PM 1308268800 
 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) EXPAND  8:00 PM 66 min
TV-PG  Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) A space visitor's touch turns an unhappy heiress into a vengeful giant. Dir: Nathan Hertz Cast: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers. 66 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Nathan Hertz (Juran). Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers, Roy Gordon. A harridan with a philandering husband has an alien encounter and grows to mammoth proportions, seeks revenge on hubby. Hilariously awful sci-fi with some of the funniest special effects of all time. Remade for TV in 1993 with Daryl Hannah.
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9:30 PM 1308274200 
 Village of the Giants (1965) EXPAND  9:30 PM C-81 min
TV-PG  Village of the Giants (1965) Delinquent teens ingest a substance and grow to 30 feet tall, then proceed to take over a small town. Dir: Bert I. Gordon Cast: Tommy Kirk, Johnny Crawford, Beau Bridges. C-81 min, TV-PG CLOSE         

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11:00 PM 1308279600 
 Queen of Outer Space (1958) EXPAND  11:00 PM C-80 min
TV-PG  Queen of Outer Space (1958) A space mission to Venus discovers a society of Amazons. Dir: Edward Bernds Cast: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Lisa Davis. C-80 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edward Bernds. Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Laurie Mitchell, Patrick Waltz, Paul Birch, Lisa Davis, Dave Willock. Manned rocket ship from Earth is abducted to Venus, where the planet is ruled entirely by women. Silly, to say the least, but at least some of the laughs were intentional. Zsa Zsa, incidentally, does not play the title character! CinemaScope.
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12:30 AM 1308285000 
 Mars Needs Women (1968) EXPAND  12:30 AM C-82 min
TV-PG  Mars Needs Women (1968) Mars invades the Earth in a search for female companionship. Dir: Larry Buchanan Cast: Tommy Kirk, Byron Lord, Yvonne Craig. C-82 min, TV-PG CLOSE        

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2:00 AM 1308290400 
 Cyclops (1957) EXPAND  2:00 AM 65 min
TV-PG  Cyclops (1957) A scientific expedition discovers a 25-foot tall mutant. Dir: Bert I. Gordon Cast: James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney [Jr.]. 65 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Bert I. Gordon. James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney, Jr., Tom Drake. Expedition scours Mexico in search of Talbott's lost fiance, discovers that radiation has transformed him into an enormous monster. Nothing much in this cheapie.
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3:30 AM 1308295800 
 Manster, The (1962) EXPAND  3:30 AM 73 min
TV-PG  Manster, The (1962) A mad scientist turns a reporter into a two-headed killer. Dir: George P. Breakston Cast: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Satoshi Nakamura. 73 min, TV-PG CLOSE        

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4:45 AM 1308300300 
 Killer Shrews, The (1959) EXPAND  4:45 AM 68 min
TV-PG  Killer Shrews, The (1959) A maniacal scientist creates a formula that turns your average shrew into a giant, man-killing beast. Dir: Ray Kellogg Cast: James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis. 68 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Ray Kellogg. James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Baruch Lumet, Gordon McLendon. No, this isn't about an attack of nagging wives, it's an inventive but silly sci-fi tale of people isolated on a Texas island, menaced by title creatures created by well-intentioned scientist.
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Friday, June 17, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1308304800 
 Last Ride, The (1944) EXPAND  6:00 AM 57 min
TV-G  Last Ride, The (1944) A detective suspects foul play in a series of accidental deaths. Dir: D. Ross Lederman Cast: Richard Travis, Charles Lang, Eleanor Parker. 57 min, TV-G CLOSE         

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7:00 AM 1308308400 
 Never Say Goodbye (1946) EXPAND  7:00 AM 94 min
TV-PG  Never Say Goodbye (1946) A husband tries to win back his wife before she can divorce him. Dir: James V. Kern Cast: Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker, Lucile Watson. 94 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: James V. Ker n. Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker, Lucile Watson, S. Z. Sakall, Forrest Tucker, Donald Woods, Peggy Knudsen, Hattie McDaniel, Patti Brady. Light, predictable comedy with Flynn, the doting father of seven-year-old Brady, attempting to win back her mother (Parker) on the first anniversary of their divorce.
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8:45 AM 1308314700 
 Of Human Bondage (1946) EXPAND  8:45 AM 106 min
TV-PG  Of Human Bondage (1946) A medical student risks his future when he falls for a low-class waitress. Dir: Edmund Goulding Cast: Paul Henreid, Eleanor Parker, Alexis Smith. 106 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edmund Goulding. Paul Henreid, Eleanor Parker, Alexis Smith, Edmund Gwenn, Janis Paige, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Marten Lamont, Isobel Elsom, Una O'Connor. Henreid and Parker give it the old college try but are fatally miscast in this bowdlerized adaptation of Somerset Maugham's steamy novel about the sadomasochistic relationship between a clubfooted artist/medical student and a sluttish waitress. Plush production can't compensate for the dearth of erotic heat, which was plentiful in the 1934 Bette Davis version.
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10:45 AM 1308321900 
 One For The Book (1947) EXPAND  10:45 AM 103 min
TV-G  One For The Book (1947) A lovelorn actress shares her apartment with a lonely soldier. Dir: Irving Rapper Cast: Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden. 103 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE          

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12:30 PM 1308328200 
 Valentino (1951) EXPAND  12:30 PM 104 min
TV-PG  Valentino (1951) The famed silent screen star is torn between love and his career. Dir: Lewis Allen Cast: Eleanor Parker, Richard Carlson, Patricia Medina. 104 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lewis Allen. Anthony Dexter, Eleanor Parker, Richard Carlson, Patricia Medina, Joseph Calleia, Lloyd Gough, Otto Kruger. Undistinguished, superficial biography of famed star of American silent films.
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2:30 PM 1308335400 
 Man With The Golden Arm, The (1955) EXPAND  2:30 PM 119 min
TV-14  Man With The Golden Arm, The (1955) A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction. Dir: Otto Preminger Cast: Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak. 119 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Otto Preminger. Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Darren McGavin, Arnold Stang, Doro Merande. Then-daring film of drug addiction is now dated, but still powerful; Sinatra is the junkie, Parker the crippled wife. Memorable Elmer Bernstein jazz score.
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4:45 PM 1308343500 
 Lizzie (1957) EXPAND  4:45 PM 81 min
TV-PG  Lizzie (1957) A mousy woman discovers she has two other personalities. Dir: Hugo Haas Cast: Eleanor Parker, Richard Boone, Joan Blondell. 81 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Hugo Haas. Eleanor Parker, Richard Boone, Joan Blondell, Hugo Haas, Ric Roman, Marion Ross, Johnny Mathis. Interesting, if ultimately pedantic, adaptation of Shirley Jackson's The Bird's Nest, with Parker as a mousy woman who turns out to have three distinct personalities. Boone is a psychiatrist trying to help her. A project of rare distinction for cultish director Haas, though he injects his familiar personality by playing a kibitzing neighbor. Parker is excellent. Eclipsed by release of similar (and superior) THE THREE FACES OF EVE soon after.
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6:15 PM 1308348900 
 American Dream, An (1966) EXPAND  6:15 PM C-103 min
TV-14  American Dream, An (1966) A man suspected of murdering his wife has to elude the police and a gang of hoodlums. Dir: Robert Gist Cast: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker. C-103 min, TV-14 CLOSE         

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: AUDIE MURPHY 8:00 PM 1308355200 
 Bad Boy (1949) EXPAND  8:00 PM 86 min
TV-PG  Bad Boy (1949) A lawman tries to find the source of a juvenile delinquent's bad behavior. Dir: Kurt Neumann Cast: Lloyd Nolan, Jane Wyatt, James Gleason. 86 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Kurt Neumann. Lloyd Nolan, Jane Wyatt, Audie Murphy, James Gleason, Martha Vickers, Stanley Clements, Rhys Williams, James Lydon, Dickie Moore, Selena Royle, Tommy Cook. Slight BOYS TOWN variation in which Murphy, in his first starring role, plays a supposedly incorrigible teen destined to straighten out during his stay at the Variety Clubs Boys Ranch. Also known as THE STORY OF DANNY LESTER.
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9:30 PM 1308360600 
 Drums Across the River (1954) EXPAND  9:30 PM C-78 min
TV-PG  Drums Across the River (1954) A bigot is forced into the role of peacekeeper when crooks try to steal Native American lands. Dir: Nathan Juran Cast: Audie Murphy, Walter Brennan, Lyle Bettger. C-78 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Nathan Juran. Audie Murphy, Lisa Gaye, Walter Brennan, Lyle Bettger, Hugh O'Brian, Mara Corday, Jay Silverheels, Regis Toomey, Bob Steele. Murphy ties in with gold-jumpers overrunning Indian land, redeems himself by joining forces against these men to achieve peace.
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11:00 PM 1308366000 
 Guns of Fort Petticoat, The (1957) EXPAND  11:00 PM C-81 min
TV-PG  Guns of Fort Petticoat, The (1957) A Union deserter helps a group of women fight off an Indian attack. Dir: George Marshall Cast: Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant, Hope Emerson. C-81 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: George Marshall. Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant (Crosby), Hope Emerson, Jeff Donnell, Isobel Elsom. Most enjoyable Western, with Army deserter Murphy supervising a group of Texas women in the art of warfare against impending Indian attack.
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12:30 AM 1308371400 
 Quick Gun, The (1964) EXPAND  12:30 AM C-89 min
TV-PG  Quick Gun, The (1964) A gunslinger helps an ungrateful town fight off a raid by his former gang. Dir: Sidney Salkow Cast: Audie Murphy, Merry Anders, James Best. C-89 min, TV-PG CLOSE         

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2:15 AM 1308377700 
 Black Christmas (1974) EXPAND  2:15 AM C-98 min
TV-MA  Black Christmas (1974) A deranged killer terrorizes the women staying in a sorority house over Christmas. Dir: Bob Clark Cast: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder. C-98 min, TV-MA CLOSE         

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4:00 AM 1308384000 
 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) EXPAND  4:00 AM C-81 min
TV-PG  Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) Martians kidnap Santa Claus to cheer up their children. Dir: Nicholas Webster Cast: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck. C-81 min, TV-PG CLOSE        

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5:30 AM 1308389400 
 Social Seminar: Changing (1971) EXPAND  5:30 AM C-28 min
TV-MA  Social Seminar: Changing (1971) A young family tries to cope with shifting social values. C-28 min, TV-MA CLOSE       

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Saturday, June 18, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1308391200 
 Algiers (1938) EXPAND  6:00 AM 98 min
TV-PG  Algiers (1938) A thief on the run from the law risks his life for love. Dir: John Cromwell Cast: Sigrid Gurie, Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr. 98 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Cromwell. Charles Boyer, Sigrid Gurie, Hedy Lamarr, Joseph Calleia, Alan Hale, Gene Lockhart, Johnny Downs, Paul Harvey. Boyer as Pepe Le Moko falls in love with alluring Lamarr visiting Casbah district of Algiers: Calleia as police official, Lockhart as informer, stand out in well-cast romance. Remake of French PEPE LE MOKO, remade as CASBAH.
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7:45 AM 1308397500 
 People Vs. Dr. Kildare, The (1941) EXPAND  7:45 AM 78 min
TV-G  People Vs. Dr. Kildare, The (1941) An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice. Dir: Harold S. Bucquet Cast: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day. 78 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Harold S. Bucquet. Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Bonita Granville, Alma Kruger, Red Skelton, Tom Conway, Walter Kingsford, Chick Chandler, Diana Lewis, Marie Blake, Nell Craig, Frank Orth. Verbose Kildare entry finds the medic being sued for malpractice after operating on ice skater Granville's leg. Skelton's comic relief is more annoying than amusing.
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9:15 AM 1308402900 
 Ring Of Fire (1961) EXPAND  9:15 AM C-91 min
TV-PG  Ring Of Fire (1961) A group of delinquents hold a sheriff hostage in the middle of a forest fire. Dir: Andrew L. Stone Cast: David Janssen, Joyce Taylor, Frank Gorshin. C-91 min, TV-PG CLOSE          

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11:00 AM 1308409200 
 Doorway of Doom, The (1936) EXPAND  11:00 AM 19 min
 Doorway of Doom, The (1936) In Chapter Three of Ace Drummond, the ace pilot tries to decoy The Dragons planes while his sidekick escapes a secret prison. 19 min, CLOSE       

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11:30 AM 1308411000 
 Radio Riddle, The (1936) EXPAND  11:30 AM 21 min
 Radio Riddle, The (1936) In Chapter Four of Ace Drummond, the ace pilot is accused of murdering one of The Dragon's henchmen. 21 min, CLOSE       

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12:00 PM 1308412800 
 Tarzan and the Huntress (1947) EXPAND  12:00 PM 72 min
 Tarzan and the Huntress (1947) Tarzan fights to keep a seductive female big game hunter from capturing too many animals. Dir: Kurt Neumann Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield. 72 min, CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Kurt Neumann. Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Patricia Morison, Barton MacLane. Familiar bungle in the jungle about Tarzan fighting a zoologist (Morison) who's trying to make off with a menagerie. Weissmuller was tired by this time, and so were the plots.
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1:30 PM 1308418200 
 Tokyo Joe (1949) EXPAND  1:30 PM 89 min
TV-PG  Tokyo Joe (1949) An American in post-war Japan gets caught up in the black market. Dir: Stuart Heisler Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, Florence Marley. 89 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Stuart Heisler. Humphrey Bogart, Florence Marly, Sessue Hayakawa, Alexander Knox, Jerome Courtland. Lesser Bogart film about American in post-war Tokyo pulled into smuggling and blackmail for the sake of his ex-wife and child.
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3:15 PM 1308424500 
 Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) EXPAND  3:15 PM C-124 min
TV-14  Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) A Spanish temptress falls for a haunted ship's captain. Dir: Albert Lewin Cast: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick. C-124 min, TV-14 CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Albert Lewin. James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim, Harold Warrender, Marius Goring, Pamela Kellino (Mason). Sorry to say, a big Technicolor bore, one of writer-director Lewin's misfires, about a woman who destroys the lives of all the men around her; then mystical, otherworldly Mason materializes. Intriguing but unconvincing tale, inspired by the legend of The Flying Dutchman, a man cursed to live for all eternity until he can find a woman capable of loving him. Only real attribute is Gardner's breathtaking beauty.
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5:30 PM 1308432600 
 Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, The (1968) EXPAND  5:30 PM C-124 min
TV-PG  Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, The (1968) A deaf mute changes the lives of all he meets. Dir: Robert Ellis Miller Cast: Alan Arkin, Chuck McCann, Stacy Keach Jr.. C-124 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE           

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: SCREWBALL CLASSICS 8:00 PM 1308441600 
 Bringing Up Baby (1938) EXPAND  8:00 PM 102 min
TV-G  Bringing Up Baby (1938) A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist. Dir: Howard Hawks Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charlie Ruggles. 102 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Howard Hawks. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Ruggles, May Robson, Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Catlett, Fritz Feld, Ward Bond. In her sole venture into slapstick, Hepburn plays a madcap heiress-- ``Baby'' is her pet leopard--who sets her sights on absentminded zoologist Grant and inadvertently (?) proceeds to make a shambles of his life. Not a hit when first released, this is now considered the definitive screwball comedy and one of the fastest, funniest films ever made; grand performances by all. Screenplay by Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde, from Wilde's original story. More or less remade as WHAT'S UP, DOC? Also shown in computer-colored version.
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10:00 PM 1308448800 
 Twentieth Century (1934) EXPAND  10:00 PM 91 min
TV-PG  Twentieth Century (1934) A tempestuous theatrical director tries to win back the star he created and then drove away. Dir: Howard Hawks Cast: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly. 91 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Howard Hawks. John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Etienne Girardot, Ralph Forbes, Charles Levison (Lane), Edgar Kennedy. Super screwball comedy in which egomaniacal Broadway producer Barrymore makes shopgirl Lombard a star; when she leaves him, he does everything he can to woo her back on lengthy train trip. Barrymore has never been funnier, and Connolly and Karns are aces as his long-suffering cronies. Matchless script by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, from their play; later a hit Broadway musical, On the Twentieth Century.
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12:00 AM 1308456000 
 Nothing Sacred (1937) EXPAND  12:00 AM C-74 min
TV-PG  Nothing Sacred (1937) When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine. Dir: William A. Wellman Cast: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger. C-74 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William Wellman. Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Walter Connolly, Charles Winninger, Sig Rumann, Frank Fay. Classic comedy about hotshot reporter (March) who exploits Vermont girl's "imminent'' death from radium poisoning for headline value in N.Y.C. Ben Hecht's cynical script vividly enacted by March and Lombard (at her best). Gershwinesque music score by Oscar Levant. Trivia note: Connolly's character is named Oliver Stone! Remade as LIVING IT UP.
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1:30 AM 1308461400 
 Merrily We Live (1938) EXPAND  1:30 AM 95 min
TV-G  Merrily We Live (1938) A society matron's habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants leads to romance for her daughter. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Cast: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray. 95 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Norman Z. McLeod. Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke, Bonita Granville, Tom Brown, Ann Dvorak, Patsy Kelly. It's all been done before, but fluttery Burke hires suave Aherne as butler to tame spoiled Bennett. Engaging fun.
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3:15 AM 1308467700 
 Theodora Goes Wild (1936) EXPAND  3:15 AM 94 min
TV-G  Theodora Goes Wild (1936) A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide. Dir: Richard Boleslawski Cast: Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell. 94 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Boleslawski. Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall, Rosalind Keith, Spring Byington. Dunne's first starring comedy is a delightful story about small-town woman who writes scandalous best-seller and falls in love with sophisticated New Yorker who illustrated the book. Lots of funny twists in this engaging farce, scripted by Sidney Buchman from a Mary McCarthy story.
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5:00 AM 1308474000 
 Awful Truth, The (1937) EXPAND  5:00 AM 91 min
TV-PG  Awful Truth, The (1937) A divorced couple keeps getting mixed up in each other's love lives. Dir: Leo McCarey Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy. 91 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Leo McCarey. Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Cecil Cunningham, Mary Forbes, Alex D'Arcy, Joyce Compton, Molly Lamont. Hilarious screwball comedy; Cary and Irene divorce, she to marry hayseed Bellamy, he to wed aristocratic Lamont. Each does his best to spoil the other's plans. McCarey won an Oscar for his inspired direction. Screenplay by Vina Delmar. Based on a play by Arthur Richman previously filmed in 1925 and 1929; remade in 1953 as the musical LET'S DO IT AGAIN.
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Sunday, June 19, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:45 AM 1308480300 
 Champ, The (1931) EXPAND  6:45 AM 86 min
TV-G  Champ, The (1931) A broken-down prizefighter battles to keep custody of his son. Dir: King Vidor Cast: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich. 86 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: King Vidor. Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Roscoe Ates, Edward Brophy, Hale Hamilton. Superb tearjerker about a washed- up prizefighter and his adoring son, played to perfection by Beery and Cooper (in the first of their several teamings). Simple, sentimental in the extreme, but very effective. Beery won an Oscar for his performance, as did Frances Marion for her original story. Remade in 1953 (as THE CLOWN) and 1979.
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8:15 AM 1308485700 
 Jacqueline (1956) EXPAND  8:15 AM 93 min
TV-G  Jacqueline (1956) A young girl fights to get her unemployed father to quit drinking. Dir: Roy Ward Baker Cast: John Gregson, Kathleen Ryan, Christopher Steele. 93 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Roy Baker. John Gregson, Kathleen Ryan, Jacqueline Ryan, Noel Purcell, Cyril Cusack. Captivating drama of lovable little Irish girl and how she helps her tippler father find work. Lots of warmth.
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10:00 AM 1308492000 
 No, My Darling Daughter (1961) EXPAND  10:00 AM 97 min
TV-G  No, My Darling Daughter (1961) A British aristocrat tries to manage his daughter's romantic affairs. Dir: Ralph Thomas Cast: Michael Redgrave, Michael Craig, Roger Livesey. 97 min, TV-G CLOSE       

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11:45 AM 1308498300 
 Life Begins For Andy Hardy (1941) EXPAND  11:45 AM 101 min
TV-G  Life Begins For Andy Hardy (1941) A small-town boy tries life in the big city before going to college. Dir: George B. Seitz Cast: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland. 101 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: George B. Seitz. Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Judy Garland, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford, Sara Haden, Patricia Dane, Ray McDonald. Andy decides to get a job in the Big Apple before starting college and is confronted with the harsh realities of life and love. Unusually adult and cynical addition to the series. Garland's third and final appearance; her songs were cut(!) from the finished film.
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1:30 PM 1308504600 
 Father Of The Bride (1950) EXPAND  1:30 PM 93 min
TV-G  Father Of The Bride (1950) A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor. 93 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Bennett, Billie Burke, Leo G. Carroll, Don Taylor, Rusty (Russ) Tamblyn. Liz is marrying Don Taylor, but Dad (Tracy) has all the aggravation. Perceptive view of American life, witty script by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (based on Edward Streeter's book), and peerless Tracy performance. Sequel: FATHER'S LITTLE DIVIDEND. Later a TV series. Remade in 1991. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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3:30 PM 1308511800 
 Courtship Of Eddie's Father, The (1963) EXPAND  3:30 PM C-119 min
TV-G  Courtship Of Eddie's Father, The (1963) A young boy plays matchmaker for his widowed father. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens. C-119 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE             

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5:45 PM 1308519900 
 Life With Father (1947) EXPAND  5:45 PM C-118 min
TV-G  Life With Father (1947) A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost. Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor. C-118 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Michael Curtiz. William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, ZaSu Pitts, Jimmy Lydon, Martin Milner. Rich adaptation of long-running Broadway play (by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse) based on Clarence Day's story of growing up in turn-of-the-century N.Y.C. with his loving but eccentric father. Utterly delightful, and a handsome production as well. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: ESSENTIALS, JR. : JOHN FORD/JOHN WAYNE 8:00 PM 1308528000 
 Stagecoach (1939) EXPAND  8:00 PM 96 min
TV-G  Stagecoach (1939) A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country. Dir: John Ford Cast: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine. 96 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Ford. Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler, Chris-Pin Martin, Francis Ford, Jack Pennick. One of the great American films, and a landmark in the maturing of the Western, balancing character study (as disparate passengers travel together on the same stagecoach) and peerless action (in a lengthy Indian attack, featuring Yakima Canutt's famous stuntwork). Also the film that propelled John Wayne to genuine stardom. Mitchell won an Oscar as the drunken doctor, as did the music score. Script by Dudley Nichols, from Ernest Haycox's story "Stage to Lordsburg" (whose plot is reminiscent of Guy de Maupassant's Boule de Suif). Filmed in Ford's beloved Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border. Remade in 1966 and as a TVM in 1986.
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10:00 PM 1308535200 
 Wings of Eagles, The (1957) EXPAND  10:00 PM C-110 min
TV-PG  Wings of Eagles, The (1957) Biography of Frank "Spig" Wead, the pioneer aviator who turned to writing after being grounded by an accident. Dir: John Ford Cast: John Wayne, Dan Dailey, Maureen O'Hara. C-110 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Ford. John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Edmund Lowe, Kenneth Tobey, Sig Ruman. Biography of Frank "Spig'' Wead, pioneer WW1 aviator who later turned to screenwriting (including AIR MAIL and THEY WERE EXPENDABLE for Ford) after an accident; first half is slapstick comedy, with no sense of period detail, then abruptly changes to drama for balance of film. Very mixed bag; film buffs will have fun watching Bond play "John Dodge,'' spoofing director Ford.
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12:00 AM 1308542400 
 Phantom Carriage, The (1922) EXPAND  12:00 AM 107 min
TV-PG  Phantom Carriage, The (1922) In this silent film, fear of a terrible curse prompts a dying man to try atoning for his sins. 107 min, TV-PG CLOSE        

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2:00 AM 1308549600 
 Spirit of the Beehive, The (1973) EXPAND  2:00 AM C-99 min
TV-PG  Spirit of the Beehive, The (1973) After seeing the classic Frankenstein, two naive young girls go searching for the mad doctor's monster. Dir: Victor Erice Cast: Juan Margallo, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent. C-99 min, TV-PG CLOSE         

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4:00 AM 1308556800 
 Frankenstein (1931) EXPAND  4:00 AM 70 min
TV-PG  Frankenstein (1931) A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain. Dir: James Whale Cast: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles. 70 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: James Whale. Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye, Frederick Kerr, Lionel Belmore. Definitive monster movie, with Clive as the ultimate mad scientist, creating a man-made being (Karloff) but inadvertently giving him a criminal brain. It's creaky at times, and cries for a music score, but it's still impressive . . . as is Karloff's performance in the role that made him a star. Long-censored footage, restored in 1987, enhances the impact of several key scenes, including the drowning of a little girl. Based on Mary Shelley's novel. Followed by BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.
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5:15 AM 1308561300 
 Waterloo Bridge (1931) EXPAND  5:15 AM 81 min
TV-PG  Waterloo Bridge (1931) A ballerina sinks into prostitution when her husband is reported killed in World War I. Dir: James Whale Cast: Mae Clarke, Kent Douglass, Doris Lloyd. 81 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: James Whale. Mae Clarke, Kent Douglass (Douglass Montgomery), Doris Lloyd, Frederick Kerr, Enid Bennett, Bette Davis, Ethel Griffies. Excellent early-talkie version of the tearjerker romance made famous in its 1940 remake. Clarke delivers an exceptional performance as an American chorus girl in WW1 London, and the film has a grittiness (missing from the remake) that lenient pre-Code standards allowed. One of Davis' earliest films.
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Monday, June 20, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:45 AM 1308566700 
 Footsteps In The Dark (1941) EXPAND  6:45 AM 96 min
TV-G  Footsteps In The Dark (1941) An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder. Dir: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy. 96 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lloyd Bacon. Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Hale, Lee Patrick, Allen Jenkins. Flynn leads double life as happily married businessman and mystery writer. Silly but genial.
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8:30 AM 1308573000 
 Cry Wolf (1947) EXPAND  8:30 AM 84 min
TV-PG  Cry Wolf (1947) A woman uncovers deadly secrets when she visits her late husband's family. Dir: Peter Godfrey Cast: Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Brooks. 84 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Peter Godfrey. Barbara Stanwyck, Errol Flynn, Geraldine Brooks, Richard Basehart, Jerome Cowan. Static adventure-mystery of Stanwyck attempting to untangle family secrets at late husband's estate.
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10:00 AM 1308578400 
 Dawn Patrol, The (1938) EXPAND  10:00 AM 103 min
TV-PG  Dawn Patrol, The (1938) A flight commander in France almost cracks under the pressure of sending men to their deaths. Dir: Edmund Goulding Cast: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven. 103 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edmund Goulding. Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp, Melville Cooper, Barry Fitzgerald. Remake of 1930 classic is fine actioner of WW1 flyers in France; Rathbone as stern officer forced to send up green recruits, Flynn and Niven as pilot buddies, all excellent. Insightful study of wartime camaraderie and grueling pressures of battlefront command.
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11:45 AM 1308584700 
 Mara Maru (1952) EXPAND  11:45 AM 98 min
 Mara Maru (1952) A salvage diver is accused of murder while hunting a mysterious treasure. Dir: Gordon Douglas Cast: Errol Flynn, Ruth Roman, Raymond Burr. 98 min, CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Gordon Douglas. Errol Flynn, Ruth Roman, Raymond Burr, Richard Webb, Nestor Paiva. Turgid adventure pits Flynn against Burr as they vie for sunken treasure, with Roman the love interest.
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1:30 PM 1308591000 
 They Died With Their Boots On (1941) EXPAND  1:30 PM 140 min
TV-PG  They Died With Their Boots On (1941) Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand. Dir: Raoul Walsh Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy. 140 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Raoul Walsh. Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin, Gene Lockhart, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Ridges, Sydney Greenstreet, Regis Toomey, Hattie McDaniel, Walter Hampden. Sweeping Hollywood version of Little Bighorn battle, with Flynn flamboyant as Custer. Fine vignettes amidst episodic buildup to exciting Last Stand climax. This being Errol and Olivia's final film together lends poignancy to their farewell scene. Superb score by Max Steiner.
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4:00 PM 1308600000 
 Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The (1939) EXPAND  4:00 PM 106 min
TV-G  Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The (1939) Elizabeth I's love for the Earl of Essex threatens to destroy her kingdom. Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland. 106 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Michael Curtiz. Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale, Vincent Price, Henry Stephenson, Henry Daniell, James Stephenson, Ralph Forbes, Robert Warwick, Leo G. Carroll. Colorful, elaborate costume drama with outstanding performance by Davis as queen whose love for dashing Flynn is thwarted. Not authentic history, but good drama. Norman Reilly Raine and Aeneas MacKenzie adapted Maxwell Anderson's play Elizabeth the Queen. Adult film debut of Nanette Fabray (Fabares). Aka ELIZABETH THE QUEEN.
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6:00 PM 1308607200 
 Adventures of Don Juan (1948) EXPAND  6:00 PM C-111 min
TV-PG  Adventures of Don Juan (1948) The legendary lover saves his queen from treason. Dir: Vincent Sherman Cast: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas. C-111 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincent Sherman. Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas, Alan Hale, Ann Rutherford, Raymond Burr. Handsome tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler has Errol stringing along countless maidens and even enticing the Queen (Lindfors); Oscar winner for Best Costumes.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: ESSENTIALS, JR. : CHECK-IN TIME 8:00 PM 1308614400 
 Hotel (1967) EXPAND  8:00 PM C-125 min
TV-PG  Hotel (1967) A New Orleans hotel owner fights off a corporate raider while his guests struggle through a variety of personal problems. Dir: Richard Quine Cast: Rod Taylor, Catherine Spaak, Karl Malden. C-125 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE          

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10:15 PM 1308622500 
 Grand Hotel (1932) EXPAND  10:15 PM 113 min
TV-PG  Grand Hotel (1932) Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache. Dir: Edmund Goulding Cast: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford. 113 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edmund Goulding. Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Tully Marshall, Mary Carlisle. Vicki Baum's novel and play of plush Berlin hotel where "nothing ever happens.'' Stars prove the contrary: Garbo as lonely ballerina, John B. her jewel-thief lover, Lionel B. a dying man, Crawford an ambitious stenographer, Beery a hardened businessman, Stone the observer. Scripted by William A. Drake. Best Picture Oscar winner; a must. Plot reworked many times (in HOTEL BERLIN, WEEK-END AT THE WALDORF, etc.). Later a Broadway musical.
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12:15 AM 1308629700 
 Room Service (1938) EXPAND  12:15 AM 79 min
TV-G  Room Service (1938) Three zany producers try to extend their hotel credit until they can get a play mounted. Dir: William A. Seiter Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx. 79 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William A. Seiter. Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Frank Albertson, Donald MacBride. Broadway farce about destitute producers trying to keep their play afloat--and avoid being evicted from their hotel room--is transformed by scenarist Morrie Ryskind into a vehicle for the Marx Bros. More conventional than their earlier outings, but still has a lot of funny material (and, thankfully, no intrusive songs). Remade as a musical, STEP LIVELY. 
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1:45 AM 1308635100 
 Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) EXPAND  1:45 AM C-114 min
TV-PG  Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) A playboy finds love while managing a posh hotel in Rome. Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: Dean Martin, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eva Bartok. C-114 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Thorpe. Dean Martin, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eva Bartok, Dewey Martin, Walter Slezak, Paul Henreid, Jules Munshin, Marcel Dalio, Dean Jones. Dean's first film without Jerry Lewis seemed to spell doom for his career; it's a lightweight but overlong musical romance with Dino as a playboy hotel-manager in Rome. CinemaScope.
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3:45 AM 1308642300 
 Girl Happy (1965) EXPAND  3:45 AM C-96 min
TV-PG  Girl Happy (1965) A rock singer is hired to chaperone a gangster's daughter in Fort Lauderdale. Dir: Boris Sagal Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone. C-96 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE             

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5:30 AM 1308648600 
 Now Playing July (2011) (2011) EXPAND  5:30 AM C-20 min
 Now Playing July (2011) (2011) Features highlights of the month's programming on TCM, including festivals and stars. C-20 min, , CC CLOSE        

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1308650400 
 Underwater! (1955) EXPAND  6:00 AM C-99 min
TV-PG  Underwater! (1955) Divers race the clock to find a Caribbean treasure before modern-day pirates can catch up to them. Dir: John Sturges Cast: Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Richard Egan. C-99 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Sturges. Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Richard Egan, Lori Nelson, Jayne Mansfield. Standard skin-diving fare, with Roland and Egan seeking out treasure in the deep. Russell in a bathing suit is the main attraction. SuperScope.
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7:45 AM 1308656700 
 Las Vegas Story, The (1952) EXPAND  7:45 AM 88 min
TV-PG  Las Vegas Story, The (1952) When newlyweds visit Las Vegas, the wife's shady past comes to the surface. Dir: Robert Stevenson Cast: Jane Russell, Victor Mature, Vincent Price. 88 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Stevenson. Jane Russell, Victor Mature, Vincent Price, Hoagy Carmichael, Brad Dexter. Synthetic murder yarn supposedly set in gambling capital, sparked by Russell's vitality.
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9:15 AM 1308662100 
 Macao (1952) EXPAND  9:15 AM 81 min
TV-PG  Macao (1952) A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop. Dir: Josef von Sternberg Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix. 81 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Josef von Sternberg. Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Gloria Grahame, Thomas Gomez, Philip Ahn. Flat yarn supposedly set in murky title port, with Russell a singer and Mitchum the action-seeking man she loves.
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10:45 AM 1308667500 
 Double Dynamite (1951) EXPAND  10:45 AM 81 min
TV-G  Double Dynamite (1951) A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money. Dir: Irving Cummings Cast: Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra. 81 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Irving Cummings. Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Don McGuire. Sinatra plays a bank clerk falsely accused of robbery. Flat comedy marked a career low point for all three of its stars. Filmed in 1948.
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12:15 PM 1308672900 
 His Kind Of Woman (1951) EXPAND  12:15 PM 120 min
TV-PG  His Kind Of Woman (1951) A deported gangster causes problems for guests at a Mexican resort. Dir: John Farrow Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price. 120 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Farrow. Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Tim Holt, Raymond Burr, Charles McGraw, Marjorie Reynolds, Jim Backus. Mitchum blindly goes to Mexico for a payoff of 50 grand, discovers he's the soon-to-be-dead chump whose identity will help deported gangster Burr re-enter the country. Cult film is overlong, but its spoofing of he-man heroics predates the more celebrated BEAT THE DEVIL by three years; Price is hilarious as a ham actor.
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2:30 PM 1308681000 
 Paleface, The (1948) EXPAND  2:30 PM C-91 min
TV-G  Paleface, The (1948) An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Cast: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong. C-91 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Norman Z. McLeod. Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian, Robert Watson. Enjoyable comedy-Western, a spoof of THE VIRGINIAN, has timid Bob backed up by sharpshooting Russell in gun fighting encounters; Oscar-winning song "Buttons and Bows.'' Remade as THE SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST. Sequel: SON OF PALEFACE.
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4:15 PM 1308687300 
 Young Widow (1946) EXPAND  4:15 PM 100 min
TV-G  Young Widow (1946) A young newspaperwoman tries to get over the loss of her husband in World War II. Dir: Edwin L. Marin Cast: Jane Russell, Louis Hayward, Faith Domergue. 100 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edwin L. Marin. Jane Russell, Marie Wilson, Louis Hayward, Faith Domergue, Kent Taylor, Penny Singleton, Cora Witherspoon. Soap opera was not Russell's forte and she can't support teary WW2 tale of woman who can't forget her late husband.
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6:00 PM 1308693600 
 Outlaw, The (1943) EXPAND  6:00 PM 116 min
TV-PG  Outlaw, The (1943) Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday fight over possession of a stallion and a sultry Mexican girl. Dir: Howard Hughes Cast: Jack Beutel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell. 116 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Howard Hughes. Jane Russell, Jack Buetel, Walter Huston, Thomas Mitchell, Mimi Aguglia, Joe Sawyer. Notorious "sex Western'' (and Russell's ballyhooed screen debut) is actually compelling--if offbeat--story of Billy the Kid, with principal honors going to Huston as Doc Holliday. Filmed in 1941 and directed mostly by Howard Hawks, though Hughes' interest in Russell's bosom is more than evident. Some prints run 95m. and 103m.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: STAR OF THE MONTH: JEAN SIMMONS 8:00 PM 1308700800 
 Actress, The (1953) EXPAND  8:00 PM 91 min
TV-G  Actress, The (1953) True story of Ruth Gordon's early struggles on the road to stage stardom. Dir: George Cukor Cast: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright. 91 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: George Cukor. Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright, Anthony Perkins, Mary Wickes. Flavorful account based on Ruth Gordon's experiences as a teenager in early 20th-century Massachusetts, determined to become an acting star; Tracy is the irascible father. Perkins' film debut.
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9:45 PM 1308707100 
 Angel Face (1953) EXPAND  9:45 PM 91 min
TV-G  Angel Face (1953) An unscrupulous woman murders her loved ones for profit. Dir: Otto Preminger Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman. 91 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Otto Preminger. Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Herbert Marshall, Mona Freeman, Leon Ames, Barbara O'Neil, Jim Backus. Ambulance driver Mitchum has the misfortune to meet, and become involved with, scheming young Simmons. Slow, predictable Angel From Texas, An (1940) 69m. **1/2 D: Ray Enright. Eddie Albert, Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan, Ruth Terry, John Litel. Stage producers Morris and Reagan con innocent Albert into backing their show. Pleasant farce, nicely acted by the stars of BROTHER RAT. Based on George S. Kaufman's The Butter and Egg Man, filmed many times under different titles.
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11:30 PM 1308713400 
 Young Bess (1953) EXPAND  11:30 PM C-112 min
TV-G  Young Bess (1953) The future Elizabeth I fights court intrigue in the turbulent years before her ascension to the throne. Dir: George Sidney Cast: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr. C-112 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: George Sidney. Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Deborah Kerr, Cecil Kellaway, Leo G. Carroll, Kay Walsh. Splashy costumer with Simmons as Elizabeth I, Laughton repeating role of Henry VIII. Fine cast does quite well in historical setting.
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1:30 AM 1308720600 
 Guys And Dolls (1955) EXPAND  1:30 AM C-149 min
TV-G  Guys And Dolls (1955) A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Cast: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra. C-149 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Stubby Kaye, B. S. Pully, Veda Ann Borg, Sheldon Leonard, Regis Toomey. Lavish Hollywoodization of classic Broadway musical based on Damon Runyon's colorful characters with Blaine, Kaye, Pully, and Johnny Silver reprising their stage performances and Brando making a not-bad musical debut as gambler Sky Masterson. Tuneful Frank Loesser score includes "Fugue for Tinhorns,'' "If I Were a Bell,'' "Luck Be a Lady,'' Blaine's memorable "Adelaide's Lament,'' and Stubby's showstopping "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat.'' CinemaScope.
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4:15 AM 1308730500 
 Bullet Is Waiting, A (1954) EXPAND  4:15 AM C-82 min
TV-G  Bullet Is Waiting, A (1954) A plane crash strands a policeman and his prisoner in the wilderness. Dir: John Farrow Cast: Jean Simmons, Rory Calhoun, Stephen McNally. C-82 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Farrow. Jean Simmons, Rory Calhoun, Stephen McNally, Brian Aherne. Interesting human nature study hinging on sheriff's discovery that his prisoner is really innocent; nice desert locale.
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5:45 AM 1308735900 
 Affair With A Stranger (1953) EXPAND  5:45 AM 87 min
TV-G  Affair With A Stranger (1953) A playwright and his wife search the past for the key to saving their troubled marriage. Dir: Roy Rowland Cast: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Mary Jo Tarola. 87 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Roy Rowland. Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Mary Jo Tarola, Monica Lewis, Jane Darwell, Dabbs Greer, Olive Carey. Bland romantic drama, mostly told in flashback, chronicling relationship between struggling playwright Mature (who is sorely miscast) and model Simmons.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 7:15 AM 1308741300 
 She Couldn't Say No (1954) EXPAND  7:15 AM 89 min
TV-G  She Couldn't Say No (1954) An heiress decides to pass out anonymous gifts in a small town. Dir: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Arthur Hunnicutt. 89 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lloyd Bacon. Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Arthur Hunnicutt, Edgar Buchanan, Wallace Ford, Raymond Walburn, Pinky Tomlin. Silly fluff about wealthy, misguided young Simmons, who shows up in Progress, Arkansas, with a scheme to shower its citizens with free money; Mitchum is out of his element as the town doctor. A real dud.
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8:45 AM 1308746700 
 Footsteps in the Fog (1955) EXPAND  8:45 AM C-90 min
TV-G  Footsteps in the Fog (1955) An ambitious housemaid learns her employer murdered his wife. Dir: Arthur Lubin Cast: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers. C-90 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Arthur Lubin. Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Finlay Currie, Bill Travers, Ronald Squire. Cat-and-mouse battle involving servant girl who blackmails her employer for having murdered his wife. Fine acting, rich Victorian atmosphere.
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10:15 AM 1308752100 
 This Could Be The Night (1957) EXPAND  10:15 AM 104 min
TV-PG  This Could Be The Night (1957) A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub. Dir: Robert Wise Cast: Jean Simmons, Paul Douglas, Anthony Franciosa. 104 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Wise. Jean Simmons, Paul Douglas, Anthony Franciosa, Joan Blondell, Neile Adams, ZaSu Pitts, J. Carrol Naish. Forced, frantic comedy of prim teacher Simmons working as secretary to gangster Douglas, who runs a nightclub; Franciosa is the young associate who romances her. CinemaScope.
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12:15 PM 1308759300 
 Ball Of Fire (1941) EXPAND  12:15 PM 112 min
TV-G  Ball Of Fire (1941) A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend. Dir: Howard Hawks Cast: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oscar Homolka. 112 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Howard Hawks. Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oscar Homolka, Dana Andrews, Dan Duryea, Sakall, Richard Haydn, Henry Travers, Tully Marshall, Gene Krupa. Burlesque dancer moves in with eight prissy professors (led by Cooper) to explain "slang" for their new encyclopedia; delightful twist on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by screenwriters Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. Remade (by same director) as A SONG IS BORN.
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2:15 PM 1308766500 
 Major and the Minor, The (1942) EXPAND  2:15 PM 101 min
TV-G  Major and the Minor, The (1942) A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy. Dir: Billy Wilder Cast: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson. 101 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Billy Wilder. Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley, Diana Lynn, Frankie Thomas, Jr., Charles Smith, Larry Nunn, Norma Varden. Memorable comedy of working girl Rogers disguised as 12-year-old to save train fare, becoming involved with Milland's military school. Wilder's first directorial effort in Hollywood (written with Charles Brackett) is still amusing. Story suggested by Edward Childs Carpenter's play Connie Goes Home and Saturday Evening Post story "Sunny Goes Home'' by Fannie Kilbourne. That's Ginger's real-life mom playing her mother near the end of the film. Remade as YOU'RE NEVER TOO YOUNG.
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4:00 PM 1308772800 
 Spirit of St. Louis, The (1957) EXPAND  4:00 PM C-135 min
TV-G  Spirit of St. Louis, The (1957) Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris. Dir: Billy Wilder Cast: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith. C-135 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Billy Wilder. James Stewart, Patricia Smith, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly. Long but inventive presentation of Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic is mainly a tour de force by Stewart, backed by good Franz Waxman music score. CinemaScope.
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6:30 PM 1308781800 
 Billy Wilder Speaks (2006) EXPAND  6:30 PM C-71 min
TV-MA  Billy Wilder Speaks (2006) TCM original documentary on prolific director, writer and producer Billy Wilder. C-71 min, TV-MA , CC CLOSE         

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: BOB'S PICKS 8:00 PM 1308787200 
 Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) EXPAND  8:00 PM 81 min
TV-PG  Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) Prospectors kidnap Jane and Boy to force the jungle king to reveal the location of a golden treasure. Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, John[ny] Sheffield. 81 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Thorpe. Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Reginald Owen, Barry Fitzgerald, Tom Conway. Melodramatic entry about greedy gold seekers who try to dupe Tarzan into helping them. Tarzan and Jane's treehouse has become pretty elaborate by now.
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9:30 PM 1308792600 
 Bomba the Jungle Boy (1949) EXPAND  9:30 PM 71 min
TV-G  Bomba the Jungle Boy (1949) A photographer and his daughter discover a wild boy in the jungle. Dir: Ford Beebe Cast: Johnny Sheffield, Peggy Ann Garner, Onslow Stevens. 71 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Ford Beebe. Johnny Sheffield, Peggy Ann Garner, Smoki Whitfield, Onslow Stevens, Charles Irwin. First in the series has Bomba helping a photographer and his daughter on a perilous safari.
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11:00 PM 1308798000 
 Prisoner Of Zenda, The (1937) EXPAND  11:00 PM 101 min
TV-PG  Prisoner Of Zenda, The (1937) An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped. Dir: John Cromwell Cast: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith. 101 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Cromwell. Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, David Niven, Montagu Love, Alexander D'Arcy. Lavish costume romance/ adventure with excellent casting; Colman is forced to substitute for lookalike cousin, King of Ruritanian country, but commoner Colman falls in love with regal Carroll. Fairbanks nearly steals the show as villainous Rupert of Hentzau. Screenplay by John L. Balderston, from Anthony Hope's novel. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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1:00 AM 1308805200 
 Prisoner Of Zenda, The (1952) EXPAND  1:00 AM C-101 min
TV-PG  Prisoner Of Zenda, The (1952) An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped. Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern. C-101 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Thorpe. Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Jane Greer, Louis Calhern, Lewis Stone, James Mason, Robert Douglas, Robert Coote. Plush but uninspired remake of the Anthony Hope novel, chronicling the swashbuckling adventures of Granger, a dead ringer for a small European country's king. Stick with the Ronald Colman version; this one copies it scene for scene. Remade in 1979.
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2:45 AM 1308811500 
 All The Brothers Were Valiant (1953) EXPAND  2:45 AM C-95 min
TV-PG  All The Brothers Were Valiant (1953) Brothers on a whaling schooner become romantic rivals. Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth. C-95 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Thorpe. Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth, Keenan Wynn, James Whitmore, Lewis Stone. Waterlogged adventure based on Ben Ames Williams' novel. Taylor and Granger lack conviction as New Bedford whalers having career and romantic conflicts.
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4:30 AM 1308817800 
 Moonfleet (1955) EXPAND  4:30 AM C-87 min
TV-PG  Moonfleet (1955) A British buccaneer is torn between three seductive women. Dir: Fritz Lang Cast: Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood. C-87 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Fritz Lang. Stewart Granger, Jon Whiteley, George Sanders, Viveca Lindfors, Joan Greenwood, Ian Wolfe. Tepid 18th-century story of Britisher Granger becoming a buccaneer. CinemaScope.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1308823200 
 You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940) EXPAND  6:00 AM 68 min
TV-PG  You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940) A neglected housewife turns herself into a glamour girl to win her husband back. Dir: Ray McCarey Cast: Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Robert Coote. 68 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Ray McCarey. Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Robert Coote, Emma Dunn, Virginia Vale, Elaine Shepard. Ball and Ellison are dull married couple until hubby takes a fling and wife makes herself glamorous to win him back. Comedy filler, made palatable by Lucy's charms in dual role.
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7:15 AM 1308827700 
 Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1933) EXPAND  7:15 AM 83 min
TV-PG  Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1933) A tramp rescues the mayor's girlfriend from a suicide attempt. Dir: Lewis Milestone Cast: Al Jolson, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan. 83 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lewis Milestone. Al Jolson, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan, Harry Langdon, Chester Conklin, Tyler Brooke, Edgar Connor. Fascinating Depression curio about a hobo who tries to "reform'' for the sake of a beautiful woman. Provocative, politically savvy script by Ben Hecht and S. N. Behrman, rhyming dialogue and lovely songs by Rodgers and Hart (who also make cameo appearances as a photographer and a bank clerk, respectively), and winning performances all around. Beware edited prints (reissue title: THE HEART OF NEW YORK) and the frequently screened British version, cut and redubbed as HALLELUJAH I'M A TRAMP.
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8:45 AM 1308833100 
 Incredible Mr. Limpet, The (1964) EXPAND  8:45 AM C-99 min
TV-G  Incredible Mr. Limpet, The (1964) A World War II 4-F saves the U.S. Navy when he's transformed into a dolphin. Dir: Arthur Lubin Cast: Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Jack Weston. C-99 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE             

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10:30 AM 1308839400 
 Gandhi (1982) EXPAND  10:30 AM C-191 min
TV-PG  Gandhi (1982) The legendary Indian leader uses peaceful means to free his homeland from British rule. Dir: Richard Attenborough Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, John Gielgud. C-191 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE             

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1:45 PM 1308851100 
 Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) EXPAND  1:45 PM 100 min
TV-G  Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) The future president considers a political career while practicing law. Dir: John Ford Cast: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver. 100 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Ford. Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Donald Meek, Richard Cromwell, Eddie Quillan, Milburn Stone, Ward Bond, Francis Ford. Fine Ford Americana with Abraham Lincoln (Fonda) facing years of struggle as a beginning lawyer in the 1800s. Brady lends solid support.
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3:30 PM 1308857400 
 To Sir, With Love (1967) EXPAND  3:30 PM C-105 min
TV-PG  To Sir, With Love (1967) A substitute teacher changes the lives of the slum children in his class. Dir: James Clavell Cast: Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson. C-105 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE           

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5:30 PM 1308864600 
 Natural, The (1984) EXPAND  5:30 PM C-138 min
TV-14  Natural, The (1984) An overaged baseball player comes out of nowhere to save his team. Dir: Barry Levinson Cast: Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger. C-138 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE             

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURES 8:00 PM 1308873600 
 It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955) EXPAND  8:00 PM 79 min
TV-PG  It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955) A giant octopus attacks San Francisco. Dir: Robert Gordon Cast: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis. 79 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Gordon. Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Ian Keith, Harry Lauter. Breathtaking special effects highlight this sci-fi thriller. Huge octopus emerges from Pacific Ocean and wreaks havoc on San Francisco. First film made by the team of Ray Harryhausen and producer Charles H. Schneer.
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9:30 PM 1308879000 
 Monster that Challenged the World, The (1957) EXPAND  9:30 PM 85 min
TV-PG  Monster that Challenged the World, The (1957) An earthquake unleashes a horde of giant prehistoric monsters. Dir: Arnold Laven Cast: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried. 85 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Arnold Laven. Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Casey Adams. Above-average giant-bug-on-the- loose film is set in the Salton Sea, where colossal mollusks (like big caterpillars in snail shells) menace locals. Intelligent, low-key, with good monsters.
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11:00 PM 1308884400 
 Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The (1953) EXPAND  11:00 PM 80 min
TV-PG  Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The (1953) Nuclear tests set a dormant prehistoric monster on a path of destruction. Dir: Eugene Lourié Cast: Paul Christian, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway. 80 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Eugene Lourie. Paul Christian, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey, Donald Woods, Lee Van Cleef, Ross Elliott. Prehistoric rhedosaurus wreaks havoc when thawed after an atom-bomb blast. Good Ray Harryhausen special effects, especially in amusement park finale. Suggested by the Ray Bradbury short story "The Fog Horn."
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12:30 AM 1308889800 
 Giant Behemoth, The (1959) EXPAND  12:30 AM 80 min
 Giant Behemoth, The (1959) A radioactive dinosaur plots a deadly path to London. Dir: Eugene Lourie Cast: Gene Evans, Andre Morell, John Turner. 80 min, CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Eugene Lourie. Gene Evans, Andre Morell, John Turner, Leigh Madison, Jack MacGowran. Enormous radioactive dinosaur menaces England, finally invades London. Animation effects directed by Willis O'Brien are fine, but film is turgid.
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2:00 AM 1308895200 
 Phantom From 10,000 Leagues, The (1955) EXPAND  2:00 AM 81 min
TV-PG  Phantom From 10,000 Leagues, The (1955) A mutated sea creature attacks people along the beach. Dir: Earl Harper Cast: Kent Taylor, Kathy Downs, Michael Whalen. 81 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Dan Milner. Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Rodney Bell, Phillip Pine, Vivi Janiss, Helene Stanton. Oceanographer Taylor investigates deaths caused by a monster created by radiation from an undersea rock, which is now guarded by the creature. Lots of spy stuff and a lousy monster fail to enliven this deadly dull early American-International effort.
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3:30 AM 1308900600 
 Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961) EXPAND  3:30 AM 59 min
TV-PG  Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961) A killer blames a legendary sea monster for his deeds and is surprised when the real beast shows up. Dir: Roger Corman Cast: Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Edward Wain. 59 min, TV-PG CLOSE        

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5:00 AM 1308906000 
 Hidden Values: The Movies of the '50s (2001) EXPAND  5:00 AM C-47 min
TV-PG  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. Cast: Peter Biskind, John Carpenter, Roger Corman. C-47 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE         

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Friday, June 24, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1308909600 
 Today We Live (1933) EXPAND  6:00 AM 113 min
TV-G  Today We Live (1933) An aristocratic English girl's tangled love life creates havoc during World War I. Dir: Howard Hawks Cast: Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young. 113 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Howard Hawks. Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young, Franchot Tone, Roscoe Karns. Stilted William Faulkner story of WW1 romance and heroism; despite star- studded cast, not much. Faulkner co-wrote the screenplay. Torpedo attack scenes were directed by Richard Rosson.
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8:00 AM 1308916800 
 It Happened One Night (1934) EXPAND  8:00 AM 105 min
TV-PG  It Happened One Night (1934) A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour. Dir: Frank Capra Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly. 105 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Frank Capra. Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Alan Hale, Ward Bond. Legendary romantic comedy doesn't age a bit. Still as enchanting as ever, with reporter Gable and runaway heiress Colbert falling in love on rural bus trip. Hitch-hiking travails, the Walls of Jericho, other memorable scenes remain fresh and delightful. First film to win all five major Oscars: Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay (Robert Riskin). Based on Samuel Hopkins Adams' story "Night Bus,'' originally published in Cosmopolitan. Remade as musicals EVE KNEW HER APPLES and YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM IT.
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10:00 AM 1308924000 
 Camille (1936) EXPAND  10:00 AM 109 min
TV-PG  Camille (1936) In this classic 19th-century romance, a kept woman runs off with a young admirer in search of love and happiness. Dir: George Cukor Cast: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore. 109 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: George Cukor. Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Laura Hope Crews, Henry Daniell, Joan Brodel (Leslie). Beautiful MGM production; in one of her most famous roles, Garbo is Dumas' tragic heroine who must sacrifice her own happiness in order to prove her love. Taylor is a bit stiff as Armand, but Daniell is a superb villain. Filmed before in 1915 (with Clara Kimball Young), 1917 (Theda Bara), and 1921 (Nazimova, with Rudolph Valentino as Armand). Remade for TV in 1984 with Greta Scacchi. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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12:00 PM 1308931200 
 Knight Without Armour (1937) EXPAND  12:00 PM 107 min
TV-G  Knight Without Armour (1937) A British spy tries to get a countess out of the new Soviet Union. Dir: Jacques Feyder Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Van Brugh. 107 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Jacques Feyder. Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas, Miles Malleson, David Tree. Secret agent Donat helps countess Dietrich flee Russian revolutionaries. Sumptuous production, charismatic stars.
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2:00 PM 1308938400 
 Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) EXPAND  2:00 PM 108 min
TV-G  Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) Brothers feud over a girl they both fall for while covering World War II. Dir: Wesley Ruggles Cast: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Robert Sterling. 108 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Wesley Ruggles. Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane, Reginald Owen, Lee Patrick, Charles Dingle, Sara Haden, Rags Ragland, Van Johnson, Leonid Kinskey, Grady Sutton, Keye Luke. Turner and Gable are improbable as WW2 war correspondents, but their love scenes between battles are most convincing. Film debut of Keenan Wynn.
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4:00 PM 1308945600 
 Valley Of Decision, The (1945) EXPAND  4:00 PM 119 min
TV-PG  Valley Of Decision, The (1945) An Irish housemaid's romance with the boss's son is complicated by labor disputes in the Pittsburgh mills. Dir: Tay Garnett Cast: Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp. 119 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Tay Garnett. Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore, Preston Foster, Marsha Hunt, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, Dan Duryea, Jessica Tandy, Barbara Everest, Marshall Thompson, Dean Stockwell. Polished adaptation of Marcia Davenport's novel about labor and class struggles in 1870 Pittsburgh, and a star-crossed relationship between a housemaid (Garson) and the son of a steel mill owner (Peck).
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6:00 PM 1308952800 
 Without Reservations (1946) EXPAND  6:00 PM 101 min
TV-PG  Without Reservations (1946) A woman writer falls for a war hero who's a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore. 101 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Mervyn LeRoy. Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don Defore, Anne Triola, Frank Puglia, Phil Brown, Thurston Hall, Louella Parsons, Dona Drake. Authoress Colbert meets perfect man to play hero in movie version of her new book: soldier Wayne. Engaging comedy-romance, with some amusing swipes at Hollywood, several surprise guest stars. Look fast for Raymond Burr during dance scene.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: MAD MEN AND WOMEN 8:00 PM 1308960000 
 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) EXPAND  8:00 PM C-93 min
TV-PG  Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) A lowly adman tries to better his lot by courting a glamorous Hollywood star. Dir: Frank Tashlin Cast: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake. C-93 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Frank Tashlin. Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell, John Williams, Henry Jones, Mickey Hargitay. Guest star, Groucho Marx. Clever satire uses George Axelrod play about ad man who tries to persuade glamorous star to endorse Stay-Put Lipstick as springboard for scattershot satire on 1950s morals, television, sex, business, etc. Director-writer Tashlin in peak form. CinemaScope.
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10:00 PM 1308967200 
 Good Neighbor Sam (1964) EXPAND  10:00 PM C-130 min
TV-PG  Good Neighbor Sam (1964) A man poses as husband to his wife's best friend for one day that could turn into a lifetime. Dir: David Swift Cast: Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Dorothy Provine. C-130 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE           

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12:15 AM 1308975300 
 Pretty Baby (1950) EXPAND  12:15 AM 92 min
TV-G  Pretty Baby (1950) A pair of advertising executives use a woman's child to snag a client. Dir: Bretaigne Windust Cast: Dennis Morgan, Betsy Drake, Zachary Scott. 92 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Bretaigne Windust. Dennis Morgan, Betsy Drake, Zachary Scott, Edmund Gwenn, Barbara Billingsley. Coy minor comedy involving working girl Drake, who snowballs a gimmick to get a subway seat on the morning train into a good job and romance. Pretty Boy Floyd (1960) 96m. ** D: Herbert J. Leder. John Ericson, Barry Newman, Joan Harvey, Herb (Jason) Evers, Carl York, Peter Falk, Roy Fant, Shirley Smith. Average chronicle of infamous 1930s gangster, played energetically by Ericson.
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2:00 AM 1308981600 
 Beyond, The (1983) EXPAND  2:00 AM C-88 min
TV-MA  Beyond, The (1983) A young woman inherits an old hotel and learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. Dir: Lucio Fulci Cast: David Warbeck, Catriona McColl, Cinzia Monreale. C-88 min, TV-MA CLOSE        

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3:45 AM 1308987900 
 Crawlspace (1986) EXPAND  3:45 AM C-80 min
TV-MA  Crawlspace (1986) An apartment house manager uses secret passages to prey on female tenants. Dir: David Schmoeller Cast: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery. C-80 min, TV-MA CLOSE        

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5:15 AM 1308993300 
 Booked For Safekeeping (1960) EXPAND  5:15 AM 32 min
TV-14  Booked For Safekeeping (1960) In this short documentary, police officers are trained in the assistance and management of mentally ill and confused persons. 32 min, TV-14 CLOSE       

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Saturday, June 25, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1308996000 
 Whistling In Brooklyn (1943) EXPAND  6:00 AM 87 min
TV-G  Whistling In Brooklyn (1943) A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder. Dir: S. Sylvan Simon Cast: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers. 87 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: S. Sylvan Simon. Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers, "Rags'' Ragland, Ray Collins, Henry O'Neill, William Frawley, Sam Levene. Skelton, again as radio sleuth "The Fox,'' gets mixed up in murder and impersonates the pitcher of a bearded baseball team playing the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. Manager Leo Durocher and his boys appear as themselves.
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7:30 AM 1309001400 
 Born Free (1966) EXPAND  7:30 AM C-95 min
TV-PG  Born Free (1966) A game warden and his wife face a wrenching decision when the lion cub they've raised becomes too big to keep. Dir: James Hill Cast: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen. C-95 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE             

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9:30 AM 1309008600 
 Wolf Man, The (1941) EXPAND  9:30 AM 70 min
TV-PG  Wolf Man, The (1941) A British nobleman undergoes a startling transformation when he's bitten by a gypsy werewolf. Dir: George Waggner Cast: Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy. 70 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: George Waggner. Lon Chaney, Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Claude Rains, Maria Ouspenskaya, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Warren William, Bela Lugosi, Fay Helm. One of the finest horror films ever made: Larry Talbot (Chaney) is bitten by werewolf Lugosi, survives to carry the curse himself. Outstanding cast includes Rains as Chaney's oblivious father, Ankers as perplexed girl friend, Ouspenskaya as wizened gypsy woman who foretells his fate and attempts to care for him. Literate and very engrossing, with superb makeup by Jack Pierce, atmospheric music (re-used in many other Universal chillers) by Charles Previn and Hans J. Salter. Written by Curt Siodmak. Sequel: FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN.
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11:00 AM 1309014000 
 Bullets of Sand (1936) EXPAND  11:00 AM 19 min
 Bullets of Sand (1936) In Chapter Five of Ace Drummond, the ace pilot tries to escape an aerial attack from one of The Dragon's planes. 19 min, CLOSE       

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11:30 AM 1309015800 
 Evil Spirits (1936) EXPAND  11:30 AM 21 min
 Evil Spirits (1936) In Chapter Six of Ace Drummond, the ace pilot's junior sidekick is trapped in a large urn being filled with water. 21 min, CLOSE       

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12:00 PM 1309017600 
 Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948) EXPAND  12:00 PM 68 min
 Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948) Tarzan and Jane try to keep a woman from being forced to marry a con artist. Dir: Robert Florey Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, George Zucco. 68 min, CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Florey. Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Linda Christian, John Lanenz, George Zucco, Fernando Wagner. Tarzan comes to the aid of a native (stunning Christian) who's being forced to wed a phony island "God'' by evil high-priest Zucco. Outlandish, often campy outing filmed in Mexico. Weissmuller hung up his loincloth after this.
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1:30 PM 1309023000 
 Along the Great Divide (1951) EXPAND  1:30 PM 88 min
TV-14  Along the Great Divide (1951) A U.S. Marshall tries to get a rustler to trial before a vengeful rancher can kill him. Dir: Raoul Walsh Cast: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar. 88 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Raoul Walsh. Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan. Douglas is appropriately tight-lipped as lawman determined to bring in his man, despite desert storm; some spectacular scenery.
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3:15 PM 1309029300 
 Green Berets, The (1968) EXPAND  3:15 PM C-142 min
TV-14  Green Berets, The (1968) After vigorous training, two Army detachments see service in Vietnam. Dir: John Wayne Cast: John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton. C-142 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE           

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5:45 PM 1309038300 
 Mister Roberts (1955) EXPAND  5:45 PM C-121 min
TV-PG  Mister Roberts (1955) A naval officer longing for active duty clashes with his vainglorious captain. Dir: John Ford Cast: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell. C-121 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy. Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Ward Bond, Nick Adams, Philip Carey, Harry Carey, Jr., Ken Curtis, Martin Milner, Jack Pennick, Perry Lopez, Pat Wayne. Superb comedy-drama with Fonda recreating his favorite stage role as restless officer on WW2 cargo ship who yearns for combat action but has to contend with an irascible and eccentric captain (Cagney) instead. Fonda, Cagney, Powell (in his last screen appearance) as a philosophical doctor, and Lemmon (in an Oscar-winning performance) as the irrepressible Ensign Pulver, are all terrific. Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan's Broadway hit was adapted for film by Logan and Frank Nugent. LeRoy replaced Ford as director sometime during production... but it certainly doesn't show. Sequel: ENSIGN PULVER. CinemaScope.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: JANE GREER 8:00 PM 1309046400 
 Out of the Past (1947) EXPAND  8:00 PM 97 min
TV-PG  Out of the Past (1947) A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll. Dir: Jacques Tourneur Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. 97 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Jacques Tourneur. Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Webb, Steve Brodie, Virginia Huston, Paul Valentine, Dickie Moore. Mitchum finds he can't escape former life when one-time employer (gangster Douglas) and lover (Greer) entangle him in web of murder and double-dealings. Classic example of 1940s film noir, with dialogue a particular standout. Script by Geoffrey Homes (Daniel Mainwaring), from his novel Build My Gallows High. Remade as AGAINST ALL ODDS.
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10:00 PM 1309053600 
 Big Steal, The (1949) EXPAND  10:00 PM 71 min
TV-PG  Big Steal, The (1949) Seduction and murder follow the theft of an Army payroll. Dir: Don Siegel Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix. 71 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Don Siegel. Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix, Patric Knowles, Ramon Novarro. Mitchum is on the trail of Army payroll thief Knowles; he in turn is chased by Bendix, and becomes involved with enticing Greer. Well-made robbery caper, set in Mexico and shot on location, is full of terrific plot twists.
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11:30 PM 1309059000 
 Company She Keeps, The (1951) EXPAND  11:30 PM 83 min
TV-PG  Company She Keeps, The (1951) A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance. Dir: John Cromwell Cast: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O'Keefe. 83 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Cromwell. Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O'Keefe, Fay Baker, John Hoyt, Don Beddoe. Satisfactory tale of ex-con Greer, who's determined to go straight. She yearns for companionship and makes a play for O'Keefe, the boyfriend of her parole officer (Scott). Produced by John Houseman. Jeff Bridges' screen debut; he's the baby in Greer's arms.
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1:00 AM 1309064400 
 Station West (1948) EXPAND  1:00 AM 80 min
TV-PG  Station West (1948) A federal agent takes on a gang of gold thieves. Dir: Sidney Lanfield Cast: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead. 80 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Sidney Lanfield. Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Tom Powers, Steve Brodie, Gordon Oliver, Raymond Burr, Agnes Moorehead, Burl Ives, Guinn Williams, Regis Toomey. Entertaining adaptation of Luke Short story about undercover military intelligence officer Powell stirring up trouble in Western town to find who's behind series of gold robberies. Script (by Frank Fenton and Winston Miller) has sharp dialogue throughout. Originally released at 92m.
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2:30 AM 1309069800 
 Run for the Sun (1956) EXPAND  2:30 AM 99 min
TV-PG  Run for the Sun (1956) A British traitor hunts humans in the jungles of Mexico. Dir: Roy Boulting Cast: Richard Widmark, Trevor Howard, Jane Greer. 99 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Roy Boulting. Richard Widmark, Jane Greer, Trevor Howard, Peter Van Eyck, Carlos Henning. Third version of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME has author Widmark and magazine writer Greer stumbling onto strange Mexican plantation run by mysterious Howard and Van Eyck. Engrossing, extremely well made film. SuperScope 235.
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4:15 AM 1309076100 
 Desperate Search (1953) EXPAND  4:15 AM 71 min
TV-PG  Desperate Search (1953) A man fights to find his children after their plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness. Dir: Joseph Lewis Cast: Howard Keel, Jane Greer, Patricia Medina. 71 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Joseph H. Lewis. Howard Keel, Jane Greer, Patricia Medina, Keenan Wynn. Trim film of two kids stranded in Canadian wastelands after plane crash, and their father's efforts to find them.
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5:30 AM 1309080600 
 MGM Parade Show #34 (1955) EXPAND  5:30 AM 26 min
TV-G  MGM Parade Show #34 (1955) Walter Pidgeon introduces Part Three of "The Pirate" and a clip from "The Swan." These clips feature Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. 26 min, TV-G CLOSE       

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Sunday, June 26, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1309082400 
 Pirate, The (1948) EXPAND  6:00 AM C-102 min
TV-PG  Pirate, The (1948) An actor poses as a notorious pirate to court a romantic Caribbean girl. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak. C-102 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, George Zucco, The Nicholas Brothers. Judy thinks circus clown Kelly is really Caribbean pirate; lavish costuming, dancing and Cole Porter songs (including "Be a Clown'') bolster stagy plot. Kelly's dances are exhilarating, as usual. Based on S. N. Behrman play.
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8:00 AM 1309089600 
 Gaslight (1944) EXPAND  8:00 AM 114 min
TV-PG  Gaslight (1944) A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion. Dir: George Cukor Cast: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten. 114 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: George Cukor. Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty, Angela Lansbury, Terry Moore. The bloom has worn off this classic chiller about a man trying to drive his wife insane, but lush production, Victorian flavor, and fine performances remain intact. Bergman won Oscar; Lansbury's film debut. Filmed before in 1940. Also shown in computer- colored version.
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10:00 AM 1309096800 
 Lullaby of Broadway, The (1951) EXPAND  10:00 AM C-92 min
 Lullaby of Broadway, The (1951) A star's former servants try to keep her daughter from learning of her fate. Dir: David Butler Cast: Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S. Z. Sakall. C-92 min, CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: David Butler. Doris Day, Gene Nelson, Gladys George, S. Z. Sakall, Billy de Wolfe, Florence Bates, Anne Triola. Musical comedy star Day returns to N.Y.C., unaware that her singer mother has hit the skids. Warner Bros. musical is decent but no big deal; good cast and lots of great old songs keep it moving.
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12:00 PM 1309104000 
 Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) EXPAND  12:00 PM C-110 min
TV-PG  Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) A lecherous landlord tries to steal a woman from her fiance. Dir: David Swift Cast: Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, Dean Jones. C-110 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE           

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2:00 PM 1309111200 
 Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court, A (1949) EXPAND  2:00 PM C-107 min
TV-G  Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court, A (1949) A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot. Dir: Tay Garnett Cast: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Sir Cedric Hardwicke. C-107 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Tay Garnett. Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Wilcoxon, Murvyn Vye, Virginia Field. Mark Twain's story becomes carefree Crosby musical, with Bing transported into past, branded a wizard. No great songs, but colorful production. Previously filmed in 1921 and 1931 (with Will Rogers); remade in 1979 (as UNIDENTIFIED FLYING ODDBALL); TVMs in 1989 and 1995.
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4:00 PM 1309118400 
 Bell, Book and Candle (1959) EXPAND  4:00 PM C-102 min
TV-PG  Bell, Book and Candle (1959) A beautiful witch puts a love spell on an unknowing publisher. Dir: Richard Quine Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon. C-102 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Quine. James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Janice Rule, Ernie Kovacs, Hermione Gingold, Elsa Lanchester. John Van Druten play becomes so-so vehicle to showcase Novak as fetching witch who charms about-to-be-married Manhattan publisher Stewart. Kovacs and Gingold supply their brands of humor.
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6:00 PM 1309125600 
 Picnic (1955) EXPAND  6:00 PM C-113 min
TV-PG  Picnic (1955) A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic. Dir: Joshua Logan Cast: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field. C-113 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Joshua Logan. William Holden, Rosalind Russell, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, Verna Felton, Susan Strasberg, Nick Adams, Phyllis Newman, Elizabeth W. Wilson. Excellent film of William Inge's Pulitzer Prizewinning play about drifter (Holden) who stops over in Kansas, stealing alluring Novak from his old buddy Robertson (making his film debut). Russell and O'Connell almost walk away with the film in second leads, and supporting roles are expertly filled; adapted by Daniel Taradash. Remade in 2000 for TV. CinemaScope.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: CYD CHARISSE 8:00 PM 1309132800 
 Singin' In The Rain (1952) EXPAND  8:00 PM C-103 min
TV-G  Singin' In The Rain (1952) A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound. Dir: Gene Kelly Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. C-103 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse, Millard Mitchell, Douglas Fowley, Madge Blake, Rita Moreno. Perhaps the greatest movie musical of all time, fashioned by Betty Comden and Adolph Green from a catalogue of Arthur FreedNacio Herb Brown songs. The setting is Hollywood during the transition to talkies, with Hagen giving the performance of a lifetime as Kelly's silent screen costar, whose voice could shatter glass. Kelly's title number, O'Connor's "Make 'Em Laugh," are just two highlights in a film packed with gems. Later a Broadway musical.
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10:00 PM 1309140000 
 Band Wagon, The (1953) EXPAND  10:00 PM C-112 min
TV-G  Band Wagon, The (1953) A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant. C-112 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan. Sophisticated backstage musical improves with each viewing. Astaire plays a "washed-up" movie star who tries his luck on Broadway, under the direction of maniacal genius Buchanan. Musical highlights include "Dancing in the Dark," "Shine on Your Shoes," and "That's Entertainment" (all by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz) and Astaire's Mickey Spillane spoof "The Girl Hunt."
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12:00 AM 1309147200 
 Scarlet Letter, The (1926) EXPAND  12:00 AM 98 min
TV-G  Scarlet Letter, The (1926) In this silent film version of the classic tale, a single mother in Puritan New England bears her shame alone rather than expose the child's father. Dir: Victor Seastrom Cast: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall. 98 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Victor Seastrom. Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall, Karl Dane, William H. Tooker, Marcelle Corday. Excellent, though liberal, adaptation of Hawthorne classic about Hester Prynne (Gish) who bears scar of adultery in Salem, having had clandestine affair with minister Hanson. Filmed several times in the silent era, and in 1934, 1973, 1979 (for TV), and 1995.
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2:00 AM 1309154400 
 Wild Strawberries (1957) EXPAND  2:00 AM 91 min
TV-PG  Wild Strawberries (1957) On his way to an awards ceremony, a distinguished professor thinks back on his loveless life. Dir: Ingmar Bergman Cast: Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand. 91 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Ingmar Bergman. Victor Sjostrom, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Folke Sundquist, Bjorn Bjelvenstam. Elderly Stockholm professor reviews the disappointments of his life, while traveling by car to receive an honorary degree. Superb use of flashbacks and brilliant performance by Sjostrom make this Bergman classic an emotional powerhouse. Still a staple of any serious filmgoer's education.
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4:00 AM 1309161600 
 Tender Mercies (1983) EXPAND  4:00 AM C-92 min
TV-14  Tender Mercies (1983) An alcoholic country star stranded in a small town finds love. Dir: Bruce Beresford Cast: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Ellen Barkin. C-92 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE             

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Monday, June 27, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1309168800 
 Ballerina (1938) EXPAND  6:00 AM 83 min
TV-PG  Ballerina (1938) A young dancer dreams of performing with four different suitors. Dir: Jean-Benoit Levy Cast: Ludwig Berger, Violette Verday, Mia Slavenska. 83 min, TV-PG CLOSE       

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7:30 AM 1309174200 
 Unfinished Dance, The (1947) EXPAND  7:30 AM 101 min
TV-G  Unfinished Dance, The (1947) A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like. Dir: Henry Koster Cast: Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Karin Booth. 101 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Henry Koster. Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Karin Booth, Danny Thomas, Esther Dale. Sugar-sweet story of young dancer O'Brien whose idol is ballerina Charisse. Remake of French film BALLERINA (LA MORT DU CYGNE).
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9:15 AM 1309180500 
 Gigi (1948 - French) (1948) EXPAND  9:15 AM 83 min
TV-PG  Gigi (1948 - French) (1948) In this original French version, a young girl who has been trained to be a kept woman, sets out to reform the young man who wants to keep her. Cast: Daniele Delorme, Philippe Noiret, 83 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Jacqueline Audry. Daniele Delorme, Frank Villard, Yvonne de Bray, Gaby Morlay, Jean Tissier, Madeleine Rousset. Original version of Colette's novel is not a musical but a drolly amusing (if talky and uncinematic) comedy of manners. Delorme, who starred in two more films based on Colette stories, is delightful as Gigi, the girl trained to be a courtesan by her aunt and grandmother in fin de siecle Paris. Originally 109m.
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10:45 AM 1309185900 
 Gigi (1958) EXPAND  10:45 AM C-116 min
TV-G  Gigi (1958) A Parisian girl is raised to be a kept woman but dreams of love and marriage. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan. C-116 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Jacques Bergerac, Eva Gabor. Charming turn-of- the-century musical based on Colette's story of a French girl who's groomed to be a courtesan. Exquisitely filmed, perfectly cast, with memorable Lerner & Loewe score: title tune, "Thank Heaven for Little Girls,'' "I Remember It Well.'' Winner of nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Writing (Alan Jay Lerner), Cinematography (Joseph Ruttenberg), Costumes (Cecil Beaton), Song ("Gigi''), and Scoring (Andre Previn). Chevalier received an honorary Oscar. CinemaScope.
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12:45 PM 1309193100 
 Torch Song (1953) EXPAND  12:45 PM C-90 min
TV-G  Torch Song (1953) A tempestuous musical theatre star falls for a blind pianist. Dir: Charles Walters Cast: Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young. C-90 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Charles Walters. Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Marjorie Rambeau, Gig Young, Henry (Harry) Morgan, Dorothy Patrick, Benny Rubin, Nancy Gates. Crawford is hard as nails as a Broadway musical star who chews up people for lunch--until she meets blind pianist Wilding, who isn't cowed by her. Glossy, often hilariously cliched drama reminds us that It's Lonely At the Top. There's one absurd musical number in which Crawford appears in blackface! Her "clumsy'' dance partner in the opening number is director Walters, a former dancer and choreographer.
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2:30 PM 1309199400 
 Zarak (1957) EXPAND  2:30 PM C-96 min
TV-PG  Zarak (1957) A notorious bandit develops a grudging respect for the English military man assigned to capture him. Dir: Terence Young Cast: Victor Mature, Michael Wilding, Anita Ekberg. C-96 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Terence Young. Victor Mature, Michael Wilding, Anita Ekberg, Bernard Miles, Finlay Currie. Hokum set in India with Mature the head of native outlaws, Wilding the British officer sent to get him. CinemaScope.
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4:15 PM 1309205700 
 Lili (1953) EXPAND  4:15 PM C-81 min
TV-G  Lili (1953) A French orphan gets a job with a carnival puppet show. Dir: Charles Walters Cast: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean Pierre Aumont. C-81 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Charles Walters. Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Amanda Blake, Kurt Kasznar. Enchanting musical with Leslie as French orphan who attaches herself to carnival and self-pitying puppeteer Ferrer. Bronislau Kaper's Oscar-winning score includes "Hi Lili, Hi Lo.'' Helen Deutsch scripted, from Paul Gallico's story.
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5:45 PM 1309211100 
 Saadia (1953) EXPAND  5:45 PM C-87 min
TV-PG  Saadia (1953) A young doctor in the Sahara clashes with the local witch doctor. Dir: Albert Lewin Cast: Cornel Wilde, Mel Ferrer, Rita Gam. C-87 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Albert Lewin. Cornel Wilde, Mel Ferrer, Rita Gam, Cyril Cusack, Richard Johnson. Misfire; intellectual story of modernistic Moroccan ruler and doctor vying for love of superstitious native dancing girl.
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7:30 PM 1309217400 
 Now Playing July (2011) (2011) EXPAND  7:30 PM C-20 min
 Now Playing July (2011) (2011) Features highlights of the month's programming on TCM, including festivals and stars. C-20 min, , CC CLOSE        

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: HITCHCOCK IN THE '50S 8:00 PM 1309219200 
 Stage Fright (1950) EXPAND  8:00 PM 110 min
TV-PG  Stage Fright (1950) An acting student goes undercover to prove a singing star killed her husband. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding. 110 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Alfred Hitchcock. Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Michael Wilding, Richard Todd, Kay Walsh, Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, Sybil Thorndike, Patricia Hitchcock. Drama student Wyman turns undercover sleuth when actress' husband is murdered; some exciting moments, but the Master misses on this one. Filmed in London with delightful British supporting cast; Marlene sings "The Laziest Gal in Town."
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10:00 PM 1309226400 
 I Confess (1953) EXPAND  10:00 PM 95 min
TV-PG  I Confess (1953) A priest suspected of murder can only clear himself by violating the sanctity of the confessional. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden. 95 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Alfred Hitchcock. Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne, Dolly Haas, O. E. Hasse. A priest hears a murderer's confession and is himself accused of the crime. Lesser Hitchcock film, made in Quebec, is nevertheless intriguing for its stark photography and symbolism. See also LE CONFESSIONALE.
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12:00 AM 1309233600 
 Dial M For Murder (1954) EXPAND  12:00 AM C-105 min
TV-PG  Dial M For Murder (1954) A straying husband frames his wife for the murder of the man he'd hired to kill her. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings. C-105 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Alfred Hitchcock. Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Anthony Dawson. Frederick Knott's suspense play of man plotting wife's murder and subsequent police investigation: stagey at times but slick and entertaining. Filmed in 3-D. Remade for TV in 1981 with Angie Dickinson and Christopher Plummer, and in 1998 as A PERFECT MURDER.
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2:00 AM 1309240800 
 Wrong Man, The (1956) EXPAND  2:00 AM 105 min
TV-PG  Wrong Man, The (1956) A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle. 105 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Alfred Hitchcock. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone, Nehemiah Persoff, Peggy Webber. Unusual Hitchcock film done as semi-documentary, using true story of N.Y.C. musician (Fonda) falsely accused of robbery. Miles is excellent as wife who cracks under strain; offbeat and compelling. Written by Maxwell Anderson and Angus MacPhail.
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4:00 AM 1309248000 
 Strangers On A Train (1951) EXPAND  4:00 AM 101 min
TV-PG  Strangers On A Train (1951) A man's joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker. 101 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Alfred Hitchcock. Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll, Patricia Hitchcock, Marion Lorne. Walker gives his finest performance as psychopath involved with tennis star Granger in "exchange murders." Lorne is unforgettable as doting mother; so is merry-go-round climax. First-class Hitchcock, based on a Patricia Highsmith novel and coscripted by Raymond Chandler. Remade as ONCE YOU KISS A STRANGER and the inspiration for THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN. British version of film, now available, runs almost two minutes longer, has a different ending and franker dialogue in the first scene where Granger and Walker meet.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:00 AM 1309255200 
 Grand Illusion (1937) EXPAND  6:00 AM 113 min
TV-PG  Grand Illusion (1937) French POWs fight to escape their German captors during World War I. Dir: Jean Renoir Cast: Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Marcel Dalio. 113 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Jean Renoir. Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, (Marcel) Dalio, Dita Parlo, (Julien) Carette, Gaston Modot, Jean Daste. Renoir's classic treatise on war, focusing on French prisoners during WW1 and their cultured German commandant. Beautiful performances enhance an eloquent script (by Renoir and Charles Spaak). Edited to 94m. for U.S. release in 1938. Beware of other versions with variant running times.
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8:00 AM 1309262400 
 Woman's Face, A (1941) EXPAND  8:00 AM 106 min
TV-PG  Woman's Face, A (1941) Plastic surgery gives a scarred female criminal a new outlook on life. Dir: George Cukor Cast: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt. 106 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: George Cukor. Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, Marjorie Main, Donald Meek, Connie Gilchrist, Henry Daniell, Richard Nichols. Crawford has one of her most substantial roles in this exciting yarn of a scarred woman whose life changes when she undergoes plastic surgery. Taut climax spotlights villain Veidt. Originally filmed in 1938 in Sweden, as EN KVINNAS ANSIKTE, with Ingrid Bergman; script by Donald Ogden Stewart and Elliot Paul.
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10:00 AM 1309269600 
 Big Sleep, The (1946) EXPAND  10:00 AM 114 min
TV-PG  Big Sleep, The (1946) Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer. Dir: Howard Hawks Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely. 114 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Howard Hawks. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Louis Jean Heydt, Regis Toomey, Peggy Knudsen, Dorothy Malone, Bob Steele, Elisha Cook, Jr Classic mystery thriller from Raymond Chandler's first novel; detective Philip Marlowe (Bogart) becomes involved with wealthy Bacall and her uncontrollable little sister Vickers. So convoluted even Chandler didn't know who committed one murder, but so incredibly entertaining that no one has ever cared. Powerhouse direction, unforgettable dialogue; script by William Faulkner, Jules Furthman, and Leigh Brackett. Pre-release version (shown to Armed Forces overseas in 1945) runs 116m., with 18m. of scenes reshot or unused in the official release. This version has less of Bogie and Bacall and a more linear plot, but is somehow less exotic and interesting. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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12:00 PM 1309276800 
 Killers, The (1946) EXPAND  12:00 PM 102 min
TV-14  Killers, The (1946) An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary. Dir: Robert Siodmak Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien. 102 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Siodmak. Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene, Virginia Christine, William Conrad, Charles McGraw. Compelling crime drama (based on Hemingway story) of ex-fighter found murdered, subsequent investigation. Film provides fireworks, early success of Lancaster (in film debut) and Gardner. Miklos Rozsa's dynamic score features the familiar dum-da-dum-dum theme later utilized by Dragnet. Screenplay by Anthony Veiller (and, uncredited, John Huston). Reworked in 1964.
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2:00 PM 1309284000 
 Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946) EXPAND  2:00 PM 113 min
TV-PG  Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946) Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband. Dir: Tay Garnett Cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway. 113 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Tay Garnett. Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Audrey Totter, Leon Ames, Alan Reed, Wally Cassell. Garfield and Turner ignite the screen in this bristling drama of lovers whose problems just begin when they do away with her husband (Kellaway). Despite complaints of changes in James M. Cain's original story (mostly for censorship purposes), the film packs a real punch and outshines the more explicit 1981 remake. Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch scripted (from Cain's novel). Filmed twice before, in France and Italy. 
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4:00 PM 1309291200 
 Strange Love Of Martha Ivers, The (1946) EXPAND  4:00 PM 116 min
TV-PG  Strange Love Of Martha Ivers, The (1946) Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love. Dir: Lewis Milestone Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott. 116 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Lewis Milestone. Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Lizabeth Scott, Van Heflin, Judith Anderson, Darryl Hickman. Gripping melodrama, with Stanwyck bound to her husband by crime she committed long ago. Douglas' film debut.
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6:00 PM 1309298400 
 Kiss Me Deadly (1955) EXPAND  6:00 PM 106 min
TV-PG  Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Detective Mike Hammer fights to solve the murder of a beautiful hitchhiker with a mysterious connection to the Mob. Dir: Robert Aldrich Cast: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart. 106 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Aldrich. Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Cloris Leachman, Wesley Addy, Nick Dennis, Maxine Cooper, Gaby Rodgers, Jack Elam, Strother Martin, Jack Lambert. Meeker is a perfect Mike Hammer in moody, fast, and violent adaptation of Mickey Spillane novel. Years ahead of its time, a major influence on French New Wave directors, and one of Aldrich's best films. Leachman's film debut. Some video versions have 82 seconds of additional footage which completely change the finale.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: STAR OF THE MONTH: JEAN SIMMONS 8:00 PM 1309305600 
 Home Before Dark (1958) EXPAND  8:00 PM 137 min
TV-PG  Home Before Dark (1958) A woman struggles to adjust to her unhappy marriage after time in a mental institution. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming. 137 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Mervyn LeRoy. Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Shiny but poignant telling of Simmons' readjustment to life after nervous breakdown; on-location shooting in Massachusetts.
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10:30 PM 1309314600 
 Elmer Gantry (1960) EXPAND  10:30 PM C-147 min
TV-PG  Elmer Gantry (1960) A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him. Dir: Richard Brooks Cast: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy. C-147 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Brooks. Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Dean Jagger, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones, Patti Page, Edward Andrews, Hugh Marlowe, John McIntire, Rex Ingram. Lancaster gives a vibrant Oscar-winning performance as the salesman with the gift of gab who joins evangelist Simmons' barnstorming troupe in the 1920s Midwest. Jones won Academy Award as his jilted girlfriend turned prostitute; Brooks also won an Oscar for his sprawling screenplay from Sinclair Lewis's trenchant novel.
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1:00 AM 1309323600 
 Life at the Top (1965) EXPAND  1:00 AM 115 min
TV-PG  Life at the Top (1965) After marrying the boss' daughter, a workingman begins to doubt his abilities. Dir: Ted Kotcheff Cast: Laurence Harvey, Jean Simmons, Honor Blackman. 115 min, TV-PG CLOSE        

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3:00 AM 1309330800 
 Happy Ending, The (1969) EXPAND  3:00 AM C-112 min
TV-14  Happy Ending, The (1969) A middle-aged woman leaves her husband and children in search of herself. Dir: Richard Brooks Cast: Jean Simmons, John Forsythe, Shirley Jones. C-112 min, TV-14 CLOSE         

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5:00 AM 1309338000 
 Mister Buddwing (1966) EXPAND  5:00 AM 99 min
TV-14  Mister Buddwing (1966) A man suffering from amnesia confronts a series of women in his search for his memory. Dir: Delbert Mann Cast: James Garner, Jean Simmons, Suzanne Pleshette. 99 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE         

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 6:45 AM 1309344300 
 Big Country, The (1958) EXPAND  6:45 AM C-167 min
TV-PG  Big Country, The (1958) Feuding families vie for water rights in the old West. Dir: William Wyler Cast: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker. C-167 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: William Wyler. Gregory Peck, Burl Ives, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Chuck Connors, Charles Bickford. Overblown Western has ex-sea captain Peck arrive to marry Baker, but forced to take sides in battle against Ives and sons over water rights. Heston as quick-tempered ranch foreman and Ives (who won an Oscar) as burly patriarch stand out in energetic cast. Jerome Moross' score has become a classic. Technirama.
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9:45 AM 1309355100 
 Until They Sail (1957) EXPAND  9:45 AM 95 min
TV-PG  Until They Sail (1957) Four sisters in New Zealand fall for Allied sailors en route to World War II. Dir: Robert Wise Cast: Jean Simmons, Joan Fontaine, Paul Newman. 95 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Wise. Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Jean Simmons, Sandra Dee, Piper Laurie, Charles Drake, Patrick Macnee, Dean Jones. Soaper courtroom story set in WW2 New Zealand, with sisters (Fontaine, Simmons, Laurie, and Dee) involved in love, misery, and murder. From James Michener story. CinemaScope.
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11:30 AM 1309361400 
 Beautiful but Broke (1944) EXPAND  11:30 AM 69 min
TV-G  Beautiful but Broke (1944) An agent's secretary puts together an all-female big band to cope with wartime male shortages. Dir: Charles Barton Cast: Joan Davis, John Hubbard, Jane Frazee. 69 min, TV-G CLOSE       

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1:00 PM 1309366800 
 Kansas City Kitty (1944) EXPAND  1:00 PM 71 min
TV-G  Kansas City Kitty (1944) A piano teacher takes on shady music publishers. Dir: Del Lord Cast: Joan Davis, Bob Crosby, Jane Frazee. 71 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Del Lord. Joan Davis, Bob Crosby, Jane Frazee, Erik Rolf. Programmer sparked by Davis, involved in purchase of song-publishing company on the skids.
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2:15 PM 1309371300 
 Naughty Marietta (1935) EXPAND  2:15 PM 104 min
TV-G  Naughty Marietta (1935) A French princess in Colonial America gets involved with an Indian scout. Dir: W. S. Van Dyke Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan. 104 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: W. S. Van Dyke II. Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester, Douglass Dumbrille, Cecilia Parker. First teaming of Eddy and MacDonald has her a French princess running off to America, falling in love with Indian scout Eddy. Agreeable operetta with Victor Herbert score, including "The Italian Street Song,'' "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp,'' and the immortal "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life.''
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4:15 PM 1309378500 
 New Moon (1940) EXPAND  4:15 PM 105 min
TV-PG  New Moon (1940) A revolutionary leader romances a French aristocrat in Louisiana. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Mary Boland. 105 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Robert Z. Leonard. Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Mary Boland, George Zucco, H. B. Warner, Grant Mitchell, Stanley Fields. Nelson and Jeanette in old Louisiana, falling in love, singing "One Kiss,'' "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise,'' "Lover Come Back to Me,'' "Stout-Hearted Men.'' Oscar HammersteinSigmund Romberg score sung before in 1930 filming with Lawrence Tibbett and Grace Moore.
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6:00 PM 1309384800 
 Sweethearts (1938) EXPAND  6:00 PM C-114 min
TV-G  Sweethearts (1938) Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes. Dir: W. S. Van Dyke II Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan. C-114 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: W. S. Van Dyke II. Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Florence Rice, Ray Bolger, Mischa Auer. Enjoyable but overlong; Nelson and Jeanette are stage stars of Victor Herbert operetta who are manipulated by their producer (Morgan) into having a marital spat. Handsome color production filled with Herbert melodies. Cinematographer Oliver Marsh won an Oscar.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: SCOTLAND 8:00 PM 1309392000 
 I Know Where I'm Going (1945) EXPAND  8:00 PM 91 min
TV-G  I Know Where I'm Going (1945) A determined young Englishwoman sets out to accomplish her goals even at the risk of her heart. Dir: Michael Powell Cast: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney. 91 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Finlay Currie, Pamela Brown, Valentine Dyall, Petula Clark. Simple film of headstrong girl (Hiller) who plans to marry for money, stranded in Scottish seacoast town for a week, where she meets and slowly falls in love with Livesey. Very little plot, but an abundance of charm and wit. A quiet gem. Beautifully scripted by the filmmakers.
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10:00 PM 1309399200 
 Brigadoon (1954) EXPAND  10:00 PM C-108 min
TV-G  Brigadoon (1954) Two American hunters in Scotland discover a mystical village that only materializes once every century. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse. C-108 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Vincente Minnelli. Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart, Barry Jones, Hugh Laing. Americans Kelly and Johnson discover magical Scottish village in this entertaining filmization of Lerner & Loewe Broadway hit. Overlooked among 1950s musicals, it may lack innovations but has its own quiet charm, and lovely score, including "The Heather on the Hill." CinemaScope.
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12:00 AM 1309406400 
 Let's Be Happy (1957) EXPAND  12:00 AM C-93 min
TV-G  Let's Be Happy (1957) An heiress on the loose in Scotland is pursued by fortune hunters. Dir: Henry Levin Cast: Vera-Ellen, Tony Martin, Robert Flemyng. C-93 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Henry Levin. Tony Martin, Vera- Ellen, Zena Marshall, Guy Middleton. Featherweight musical of girl going to Scotland to claim a castle she's inherited. CinemaScope.
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2:00 AM 1309413600 
 Bonnie Scotland (1935) EXPAND  2:00 AM 81 min
TV-G  Bonnie Scotland (1935) Two Americans in search of a Scottish inheritance wind up serving with the British in India. Dir: James W. Horne Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Lang. 81 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: James Horne. Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Lang, William Janney, Anne Grey, Vernon Steele, James Finlayson. Plot sometimes gets in the way of L&H, but their material is well up to par; Stan and Ollie inadvertently join a Scottish military regiment stationed in the desert.
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3:30 AM 1309419000 
 Castle in the Air (1952) EXPAND  3:30 AM 78 min
TV-G  Castle in the Air (1952) The new owner of a Scottish castle discovers his home is haunted. Dir: Henry Cass Cast: Helen Christie, Paul Blake, Stringer Davis. 78 min, TV-G CLOSE       

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5:00 AM 1309424400 
 Mary of Scotland (1936) EXPAND  5:00 AM 124 min
TV-G  Mary of Scotland (1936) Biography of the flighty Scottish queen who was brought down by love. Dir: John Ford Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge. 124 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: John Ford. Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Douglas Walton, Moroni Olsen, John Carradine, Robert Barrat, Ian Keith, Ralph Forbes, Alan Mowbray, Donald Crisp. Lavish historical drama in which Mary, Queen of Scots (Hepburn), returns to her homeland from France, to rule "fairly and justly.'' She falls in love with Lord March, and contends with various treacheries. Based on a play by Maxwell Anderson.
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Thursday, June 30, 2011 TIME GENRE TITLE 7:15 AM 1309432500 
 Sing Your Way Home (1945) EXPAND  7:15 AM 72 min
TV-G  Sing Your Way Home (1945) A war correspondent assembles young European entertainers to put on a show for the troops. Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Jack Haley, Marcy McGuire, Glenn Vernon. 72 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Mann. Jack Haley, Anne Jeffreys, Marcy McGuire, Glenn Vernon. RKO Pictures mini-musical set on the high seas with youthful entertainers providing modicum of singing talent.
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8:30 AM 1309437000 
 Bamboo Blonde, The (1946) EXPAND  8:30 AM 68 min
TV-G  Bamboo Blonde, The (1946) A nightclub singer inspires a World War II flyer who names his bomber after her. Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Frances Langford, Ralph Edwards, Russell Wade. 68 min, TV-G CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Mann. Frances Langford, Ralph Edwards, Russell Wade, Iris Adrian, Richard Martin, Jane Greer, Glenn Vernon, Paul Harvey. Before embarking on his series of stylish film noirs and rugged Westerns, Mann toiled on this piece of musical fluff. Langford plays a nightclub singer who has a brief fling with a B-29 pilot; the crew paints her picture on their plane and she achieves fame as they become the hottest outfit in the Air Corps.
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9:45 AM 1309441500 
 Tall Target, The (1951) EXPAND  9:45 AM 78 min
TV-G  Tall Target, The (1951) A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President Lincoln during a train ride. Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou. 78 min, TV-G , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Mann. Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson, Ruby Dee, Will Geer. Gripping suspense as detective Powell follows tip that Abraham Lincoln is going to be assassinated during 1861 train ride. Interestingly, Powell's character is named John Kennedy!
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11:15 AM 1309446900 
 Follow Me Quietly (1949) EXPAND  11:15 AM 59 min
TV-14  Follow Me Quietly (1949) Police track a mysterious killer nicknamed "The Judge." Dir: Richard O. Fleischer Cast: William Lundigan, Dorothy Patrick, Jeff Corey. 59 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Richard Fleischer. William Lundigan, Dorothy Patrick, Jeff Corey, Nestor Paiva, Charles D. Brown, Paul Guilfoyle. Solid little film noir about police manhunt for self-righteous psychopathic killer called The Judge. Packs style and substance into just 59 minutes.
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12:30 PM 1309451400 
 Two O'Clock Courage (1945) EXPAND  12:30 PM 66 min
TV-PG  Two O'Clock Courage (1945) An amnesiac discovers he's wanted for murder. Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Tom Conway, Ann Rutherford, Richard Lane. 66 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Mann. Tom Conway, Ann Rutherford, Richard Lane, Lester Matthews, Roland Drew, Bettejane (Jane) Greer. Conway wakes up on a street corner with amnesia and finds himself the top suspect in a murder case, joins with cabbie Rutherford to solve mystery. Routine effort which looks and sounds like a typical SAINT or FALCON entry, but is actually a remake of a 1936 film, TWO IN THE DARK.
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1:45 PM 1309455900 
 Desperate (1947) EXPAND  1:45 PM 73 min
TV-PG  Desperate (1947) An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery. Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr. 73 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Mann. Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr, Douglas Fowley, William Challee, Jason Robards, Sr. An honest truck driver is victimized by racketeers and forced to flee with his wife. Well-made little film noir, if not as good as director Mann's follow-ups (RAW DEAL, T-MEN, etc.). Also shown in computer-colored version.
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3:00 PM 1309460400 
 Black Book, The (1949) EXPAND  3:00 PM 90 min
TV-PG  Black Book, The (1949) Opponents plot to bring down Robespierre during the French Revolution. Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart. 90 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Mann. Robert Cummings, Arlene Dahl, Richard Hart, Richard Basehart, Arnold Moss, Beulah Bondi. Vivid costume drama set during French Revolution, with valuable diary eluding both sides of battle. Moss is particularly good as the elegantly, eloquently evil Foucher. Stunningly photographed by John Alton; every shot is a painting! Aka THE BLACK BOOK.
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4:30 PM 1309465800 
 Border Incident (1949) EXPAND  4:30 PM 96 min
TV-PG  Border Incident (1949) Police try to crack down on the illegal immigration racket. Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva. 96 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Mann. Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard da Silva, Teresa Celli, Charles McGraw. Tension-packed story of U.S. agents cracking down on smuggling of immigrants across Texas-Mexico border. Well directed, and uncompromisingly violent.
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6:15 PM 1309472100 
 Devil's Doorway (1950) EXPAND  6:15 PM 84 min
TV-PG  Devil's Doorway (1950) A Native American Civil War hero returns home to fight for his people. Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond. 84 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Anthony Mann. Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond, Marshall Thompson, Edgar Buchanan. Well-turned Western with offbeat casting of Taylor as Indian who served in Civil War, returning home to find that he must fight to right the injustices done against his people.
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURES 8:00 PM 1309478400 
 Blob, The (1958) EXPAND  8:00 PM C-82 min
TV-PG  Blob, The (1958) A misunderstood teen fights to save his town from a gelatinous monster from outer space. Dir: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. Cast: Steven McQueen, Aneta Corseaut, Earl Rowe. C-82 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr Steven McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Olin Howlin. Endearingly campy classic of cheap '50s sci-fi has "Steven" (in his first starring role) leading teenagers into battle to save their small town from being swallowed up by giant glop of cherry Jell-O from outer space. Not really all that good, but how can you hate a film like this? (Especially when Burt Bacharach composed the title song.) Later redubbed for comic effect as BLOBERMOUTH. Sequel: BEWARE! THE BLOB. Remade 30 years later.
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9:30 PM 1309483800 
 H-Man, The (1958) EXPAND  9:30 PM C-79 min
TV-PG  H-Man, The (1958) Nuclear tests create a radioactive man who can turn people into slime. Dir: Inoshiro Honda Cast: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata. C-79 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Ishiro Honda. Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Koreya Senda. Good special effects marred by dumb script involving radioactive liquid causing havoc in Tokyo, subplot of cops vs. underworld. Tohoscope.
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11:00 PM 1309489200 
 Magnetic Monster, The (1953) EXPAND  11:00 PM 75 min
TV-PG  Magnetic Monster, The (1953) A new radio-active element could destroy the world by absorbing the planet's energy. Dir: Curt Siodmak Cast: Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron. 75 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Curt Siodmak. Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron, Byron Foulger. Magnetic isotope is stolen, grows in size and creates havoc; stunning climax features special effects lifted from 1930s German film GOLD.
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12:30 AM 1309494600 
 X The Unknown (1956) EXPAND  12:30 AM 80 min
TV-14  X The Unknown (1956) A radioactive ooze terrorizes a remote Scottish village. Dir: Leslie Norman Cast: Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo McKern. 80 min, TV-14 , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Leslie Norman. Dean Jagger, Leo McKern, William Lucas, Edward Chapman, Anthony Newley. Well-thought-out sci-fi production set in Scotland. Radioactive mud from Earth's center grows and kills anything in its path. Effective chiller written by Jimmy Sangster.
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 Thing From Another World, The (1951) EXPAND  2:00 AM 87 min
TV-PG  Thing From Another World, The (1951) The crew of a remote Arctic base fights off a murderous monster from outer space. Dir: Christian Nyby Cast: Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, Robert Cornthwaite. 87 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Christian Nyby. Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Robert Cornthwaite, Douglas Spencer, James Arness, Dewey Martin, William Self, George Fenneman. Classic blend of science-fiction and horror, loosely based on John W. Campbell, Jr.'s Who Goes There? Scientists at lonely Arctic outpost dig up alien (Arness) from the permafrost and must fight for their lives when it's accidentally thawed. Tense direction (often credited to producer Howard Hawks), excellent performances, eerie score by Dimitri Tiomkin. Screenplay by Charles Lederer. Watch out for 81m. reissue prints. Remade in 1982.
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 It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958) EXPAND  3:30 AM 69 min
TV-PG  It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958) A blood-sucking monster stalks the crew of a U.S. spaceship. Dir: Edward L. Cahn Cast: Marshall Thompson, Shawn Smith, Kim Spalding. 69 min, TV-PG CLOSE  LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Edward L. Cahn. Marshall Thompson, Shawn Smith, Kim Spalding, Ann Doran, Dabbs Greer. The second spaceship to Mars heads for Earth with the sole survivor of the first expedition, accused of murdering his crewmates--but the real killer is a Martian monster (Ray "Crash'' Corrigan), which has crept aboard the returning ship. ALIEN owes a lot to this tidy, suspenseful, but underproduced movie, scripted by sci-fi writer Jerome Bixby.
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TV-PG  Watch the Skies! (2005) This TCM original documentary explores the history of the science fiction genre beginning in the 1950s. Features interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Ridley Scott. C-56 min, TV-PG , CC CLOSE         

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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.

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His first feature movie after the war was Stairway To Heaven (1946), about WW2 pilots and others arriving in Heaven. The publisher of "The Maltese Falcon" wanted the original novel's title changed because he didn't think most Americans know what a falcon is

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