Tuesday, February 26, 2013

TCM Schedule for March 2013

March roars in with a grab bag of classics and oddities. There's a Kim Novak festival (hotcha!), a couple of Reefer Madness type ditties, some Driver's Ed films and even a marketing short about the late, lamented Chevy Corvair. What other network wound give you In Vanda's Room AND Thunder Road? Below are my suggestions. As always, your mileage may vary.


5:45 PM
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.
BW-125 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

11:15 PM
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.
C-153 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


12:00 AM
A Wyoming sheriff tries to protect immigrant farmers from ruthless ranchers.
C-219 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format


6:00 PM
A military officer becomes obsessed with an enlisted man.
C-109 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
8:00 PM

A cold-hearted teacher becomes the school favorite when he's thawed by a beautiful young woman.
BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC,


2:30 AM
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
BW-109 mins, TV-G, CC,



9:00 PM
A beautiful witch puts a love spell on an unknowing publisher.
C-102 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
11:00 PM

12:00 AM
A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic.
C-113 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM
A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.
BW-119 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

4:15 AM
A medical student risks his future when he falls for a low-class waitress.
C-100 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


5:30 AM
A monkey's prank on a turtle demonstrates how to survive a nuclear attack.
BW-9 mins, TV-PG,


12:30 AM
A friend's death brings together a group of former college activists.
C-105 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format


10:00 AM
A husband and wife fight to conquer alcoholism.
BW-117 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 AM
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC,


9:15 PM
A documentary that chronicles the life of a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959.
BW-85 mins,


6:00 AM
In this silent film, a pampered East Coast lad is sent west to be toughened up.
Dir: Hal Roach Cast:  Harold Lloyd ,
BW-24 mins, TV-G,



8:00 PM
A refugee marries a Sicilian fisherman but can't cope with the harshness of her new life.
BW-107 mins, TV-14, CC,

10:00 PM
When a well-off woman loses her son, her recovery confronts her with the problems of the less fortunate.
BW-110 mins, TV-14,

12:00 AM
A married couple seek insight and direction within their relationship in Italy.
BW-86 mins,

1:45 AM
The wife of a prominent scientist is blackmailed after her extramarital affair is discovered.
BW-78 mins,


3:00 PM
Scientists track a prehistoric monster in the South American jungle while it tracks them.
BW-79 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

4:30 PM
A Spanish nobleman becomes a masked outlaw by night to battle a local tyrant.
C-94 mins, TV-G, CC,


8:00 PM
An unemployed actor masquerades as a woman to win a soap-opera role.
C-116 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
An American pioneer raised by Indians ends up fighting alongside General Custer.
C-140 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

12:30 AM
Two young singles meet at a bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.
C-92 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

2:15 AM
A recent college graduate has an affair with his neighbor's wife, then falls for their daughter.
C-106 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

4:15 AM
When his wife leaves him, an ad exec gets a crash course in parenting.
C-105 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format


5:15 AM
Hitler summons the Axis leaders to a secret island meeting with disastrous results.
BW-43 mins, TV-PG,


5:15 AM
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare's classic about Julius Caesar's assassination and its aftermath.
BW-121 mins, TV-PG, CC,


3:30 PM
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC,

8:00 PM
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
BW-170 mins, TV-PG, CC,

1:15 AM
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


4:00 PM
Legendary jazz musician Gene Krupa faces highs and lows along the path of his life.
BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC,

6:00 PM
A woman falls in love with a musician in a band and learns about life as an orchestra wife.
BW-98 mins, TV-G,

8:00 PM
Documentary footage traces the progress of the Apollo missions.
C-80 mins,


8:00 PM
Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.
BW-103 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
A re-make of the 1922 silent film that details the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.
BW-120 mins,

12:15 AM
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of an orphaned boy who helps the British Army against Indian rebels.
C-113 mins, TV-PG, CC,

The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

2:15 AM
An orphaned boy mystically acquires green hair and a mission to end war.
C-82 mins, TV-G, CC,

3:45 AM
A rich girl and her poor boyfriend flee to Mexico to escape family disapproval.
BW-73 mins, TV-G,

5:00 AM
An army deserter on the run risks his freedom to protect a beautiful young woman.
BW-91 mins, TV-14,


5:30 AM
Driving safety short directed by legendary social guidance film director Sid Davis.
C-10 mins, TV-PG,

5:30 AM
Technicians herald the arrival of a new car that "delivers the goods as no other compact car can."
C-6 mins, TV-G,


1:45 AM
Instead of going to jail, a convicted felon is given a new identity and trained as a top secret assassin.
C-118 mins, TV-MA,

4:00 AM
A working class woman in occupied France makes ends meet by performing abortions.
C-108 mins, TV-14,


4:00 PM
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC,

6:00 PM
A straying husband frames his wife for the murder of the man he'd hired to kill her.
C-105 mins, TV-PG, CC,

2:00 AM
A young salary man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital affair.
BW-144 mins, TV-PG,


Thunder Road (1958)

1:00 AM
A fast-driving moonshiner locks horns with a Chicago gangster.
BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC,

3:00 AM
A maverick trucker tries to save a runaway bride and a shipment of contraband beer from a small-town sheriff.
C-96 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format


12:30 AM
Two soldiers from an unnamed country are caught up in an absurd war.
BW-76 mins, TV-14,

3:30 AM
A manufactured rock group tries to find its own identity in a world gone mad.
C-86 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

5:00 AM
A juvenile court judge investigates the tragedy of marijuana addiction.
C-10 mins, TV-14,

5:00 AM
A round-up of drug addicts reveals the perils of experimenting with marijuana.
C-21 mins, TV-14,


3:00 AM
An unflinching view into the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict, in the shanty outskirts of Lisbon.
C-170 mins, TV-MA,


Retro Hound said...

Recommend The Big Sleep, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Mark of Zorro, Tootsie, They Drive by Night, Best Years of Our Lives, One the Waterfront, Notorious, and Smokey and the Bandit. There's few I haven't seen that I'd like to, such as The Apartment.

Marcheline said...

TCM is the only reason I pay a bill every month for television service. Totally worth it!

One gem I recently found that completely satisfied my jones for a real film noir: "Nocturne" starring George Raft. George Raft is one of the most under-appreciated actors in classic film, I think. He really had something.

Also - LOVE Kim Novak!

Bunched Undies said...

RH: I've never seen to old classic Fairbanks Zorros, looking forward to it.

Marcheline. I think Kim Novak will be in the studio for the festival. From the few recent pics I've seen she still looks great.

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