Thursday, October 30, 2014

TCM for November 2014



Lots to be thankful for this month as TCM runs the gamut from foreign classics to beach movies and all things in-between. My picks below. All times Eastern. Full Schedule HERE

11/2 Sunday

2:00 AM
A cultured German officer billeted in a French house has a change of heart when he sees occupied Paris.
BW-87 mins

Melville's The Strange Ones lives up to its billing.

3:30 AM
A brother and sister close themselves off from the world by playing an increasingly intense series of mind games with the people who dare enter their lair.
BW-107 mins,

11/3 Monday

9:30 PM
A shop girl turns party girl to land her boss.
BW-77 mins

11:00 PM
A South Seas prostitute runs afoul of a fire-and-brimstone preacher.
BW-94 mins

12:45 AM
A womanizing lieutenant can’t choose between his commanding officer’s daughter and a beautiful bandit.
BW-82 mins

2:15 AM
A young innocent's sexuality destroys all who come near her.
BW-134 mins

4:45 AM
A country girl tries to return home after being abandoned by her wealthy seducer.
BW-142 mins

11/4 Tuesday

8:45 AM
In this silent film, a Spanish country girl moves to Paris to become an opera star.
BW-88 mins

10:15 AM
In this silent film, a kept woman gives up her glamorous life for an innocent young man.
BW-70 mins

11/6 Thursday

12:15 AM
A man's investigation of a friend's death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna.
BW-104 mins, CC

11/7 Friday
You must watch Badlands. That's an order.


12:30 AM
A young tough guy and his teen-aged girlfriend take off on a killing spree.
C-94 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:15 AM
A family traveling through the desert is set up by a teen gang.
C-100 mins

4:00 AM
A gas station attendant falls for the girlfriend of a vicious motorcycle gang.
C-96 mins, Letterbox Format


11/13 Thursday

7:30 AM
A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl.
C-149 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 AM
A philandering pilot gets real moral, real fast when his sister contemplates a premarital fling.
C-105 mins, CC

12:00 PM
College coeds go looking for love during spring break in Fort Lauderdale.
C-99 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11/14 Friday

Wild Strawberries is one of these movies you don't forget.

8:00 PM
On his way to an awards ceremony, a distinguished professor thinks back on his loveless life.
BW-92 mins

10:00 PM
A classical pianist who's dropped out of society returns to the family he deserted.
C-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM
A discontented yuppie couple quit their jobs to rediscover America on the road.
C-91 mins

1:45 AM
An impoverished girl masquerades as a boy to run with a gang of young hobos.
BW-68 mins, CC

3:00 AM
True story of folk singer Woody Guthrie, who rose to the top while fighting for the rights of migrant farm workers.
C-148 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


Were we ever this young?
11/15 Saturday
2:15 PM
A typical day in the life of the Beatles.
BW-87 mins, CC

4:00 PM
Evil spirits abduct a suburban family's daughter causing chaos and havoc.
C-114 mins, CC

6:00 PM
A future cop uncovers the deadly secret behind a mysterious synthetic food.
C-97 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


8:00 PM
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
BW-108 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:30 AM
The last great American showman, producer-director William Castle used outrageous hype to sell his low-budget horror films.
C-82 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

Were we ever this stupid? Duck and Cover says yes.
5:00 AM
In this short film, a monkey's prank on a turtle demonstrates how to survive a nuclear attack.
BW-9 mins

5:00 AM
The modern miracle of tranquilizers helps working men and their wives deal with life's little problems in this short film.
C-13 mins

5:00 AM
This anti-porn short film shows a floodtide of filth engulfing the country in the form of newsstand obscenity.
Cast:  Damian O'Flynn ,
C-31 mins,


11/16 Sunday

2:00 AM
Five friends struggle to escape the boredom of their provincial hometown in Italy.
BW-108 mins

4:00 AM
A factory worker returns home to Sicily, where he gets mixed up with the Mob.
BW-102 mins, Letterbox Format

11/19 Wednesday

Zombies of Mora Tau. Some people claim it's the worst movie ever made.


4:00 PM
Sailors try to salvage a sunken treasure guarded by zombie seamen.
BW-69 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

5:15 PM
A city is stricken by a wave of self-mutilations performed by beautiful women who appear to be in a hypnotic trance.
BW-78 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

6:45 PM
A space visitor's touch turns an unhappy heiress into a vengeful giant.
BW-66 mins, CC,

11/20 Thursday

12:15 AM

Dark of the Sun features unsafe methods of handling a chainsaw.

A mercenary band fights to get refugees and a fortune in diamonds out of the Congo.
C-101 mins, Letterbox Format


11/21 Friday

8:00 PM
A cross-country motorist finds himself the object of a faceless trucker's irrational attacks.
BW-89 mins, CC


10:00 PM
An ex-con and his misfit team search the underbelly of American life for a cache of embezzled loot.
C-96 mins, CC

12:00 AM
Two hitchhikers with wildly different backgrounds become fast friends.
C-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM
Two shore patrolmen decide to show a prisoner a good time on his way to the brig.
C-104 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

Coppola's The Rain People. My review HERE

4:00 AM
A housewife who feels trapped leaves home and takes up with a hitchhiker.
C-101 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11/22 Saturday

12:00 PM
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.
BW-104 mins, CC

2:00 PM
The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telekinetic humans.
C-95 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


4:00 PM
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
BW-93 mins, CC

6:00 PM
Subway excavations unearth a deadly force from beyond space and time.
C-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


11/23 Sunday

9:45 AM
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
BW-119 mins, CC,


4:00 PM
The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John.
C-102 mins, CC,

The kids are definately not all right in Lucretia Martel's La Cienega

2:15 AM
A rundown country home is the site for drinking and teen sexual explorations.
C-103 mins

4:00 AM
Two storylines concern the simultaneous efforts of a husband and wife to mend their broken marriage interwoven with the life of a fishing village.
BW-80 mins,

11/25 Tuesday

1:00 PM
An all-star cast, including Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, introduces clips from MGM's greatest musicals.
C-135 mins, CC

3:30 PM
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly dance together again for the first time in more than 30 years as they introduce classic musical numbers and comedy bits.
Dir: Gene Kelly Cast:  Fred Astaire ,
C-129 mins, CC

5:45 PM
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen's greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
C-120 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


5:00 AM
An angel of death gives up his wings for love.
C-128 mins, Letterbox Format

11/28 Friday

7:30 AM
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
BW-109 mins, CC

9:30 AM
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
BW-108 mins, CC

Dial M For Murder, with one of the best expository scenes in movie history.

11:30 AM
A straying husband frames his wife for the murder of the man he'd hired to kill her.
C-105 mins, CC

1:30 PM
A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind.
C-130 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 PM
In a California coastal area, flocks of birds unaccountably make deadly attacks on humans.
C-119 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
BW-109 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11:30 PM
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
BW-105 mins, CC


1:30 AM
A shy law student meets a bon vivant who takes him for a drive through the Roman and Tuscan countryside.
BW-105 mins,


11/29 Saturday
4:15 PM
The crew of a remote Arctic base fights off a murderous monster from outer space.
BW-87 mins, CC

6:00 PM
Two free-spirited bank robbers flee railroad detectives and head for Bolivia.
C-110 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

Beauty and the Beast. Overrated but you should still see it.


8:00 PM
A mysterious monster forces a young innocent to share his life in an enchanted castle.
BW-94 mins

5:30 AM
Vintage training short film used by police to show tear gas techniques.
C-27 mins,

11/30 Sunday

6:00 AM
A pet-shop otter changes a man's life when he feels compelled to move it to the Scottish coast.
C-107 mins, CC

8:00 AM
In this sequel to National Velvet, a former racing champ helps turn a delinquent girl into an Olympic rider.
C-127 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:15 AM
A stray dog brings together a young boy and an old man in the Georgia swamps.
BW-95 mins, CC

12:00 PM
Black sharecroppers during the Depression fight to get their children a decent education.
C-105 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:30 AM
A sickly young man from a military family fights to earn a place in the Japanese Army.
BW-87 mins

Materialism overtakes Japan in Ozu's Good Morning.
4:15 AM
Two boys stop speaking until their parents will buy them a new TV.
C-94 mins