Saturday, March 23, 2013

TCM for April, 2013

The highlight of the month is a Charlie Chaplin festival on the 16th, with commentary from The Dardenne Brothers, Jim Jarmusch and Bernardo Bertolucci. Watch for the camp classic Reefer Madness on the 19th and a public service short on the 20th about why you should give your wife tranquilizers. Also of note is Dick Cavett's TV interview with Kate Hepburn on the 2nd. I remember this from its original airing in the 1970s and the feisty Miss Hepburn pulled no punches.

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Below are my recommendations, all times Eastern.


8:00 PM
A man's joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly.
BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC,

10:00 PM
A free-spirited convict refuses to conform to chain-gang life.
C-126 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

12:15 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

2:15 AM
An aging couple's liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to a black doctor.
C-108 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

Katherine Hepburn and Dick Cavett
4:15 AM
Katharine Hepburn appears on The Dick Cavett Show in an interview that originally aired September 14, 1973.
C-68 mins, TV-14, CC,

5:30 AM
Katharine Hepburn appears on The Dick Cavett Show in an interview that originally aired October 2, 1973.
C-70 mins, TV-14, CC,


2:00 PM
Motorcycle-riding delinquents take over a small town.
BW-79 mins, TV-14, CC,

3:30 PM
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

5:30 PM
A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl.
C-149 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
Shakespeare's tale of the warrior king who learns the meaning of heroism during a daring invasion of France.
BW-137 mins, TV-PG,

10:30 PM
The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to prove his uncle murdered his father.
BW-154 mins, TV-14, CC,

1:15 AM
A hunchbacked madman plots to make himself king of England.
C-158 mins, TV-PG,

4:00 AM
A famed general convinces himself that his wife is unfaithful.
C-166 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Perkins in "Goodbye Again"
6:00 PM
A 40-year-old woman swaps her sophisticated lover for a young law student.
BW-120 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
A dedicated teacher sacrifices everything to send a young miner to Oxford.
BW-114 mins, TV-G, CC,

10:00 PM
A Welsch mining family faces the struggles of life together.
BW-119 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


5:45 PM
Two bounty hunters join forces to bring an outlaw to justice.
BW-132 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
C-227 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

4:45 AM
This anti-porn documentary shows a floodtide of filth engulfing the country in the form of newsstand obscenity
C-31 mins, TV-MA,

4:45 AM

A disturbing animated short that details the effects of alcohol on the body and mind.
C-10 mins,

4:45 AM
Short film that details "internal forces" that damage a nation, such as drugs, gambling, and unwed pregnant women.
BW-26 mins, TV-PG,

Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray in "Double Indemnity"


3:30 PM
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC,

5:30 PM
A young lawyer from the wrong side of town tries to break into society.
BW-137 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
A psychiatrist tries to help the man she loves solve a murder buried in his subconscious.
BW-111 mins, TV-PG, CC,

10:00 PM
A cruel man's wife and lover plot to kill him.
BW-117 mins, TV-MA,


12:00 PM
An arrogant stock-car racer ignores his family.
C-89 mins, TV-14,

1:30 PM
An academic couple reveal their deepest secret to a pair of newcomers during an all-night booze fest.
BW-131 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 PM
A novice schoolteacher faces delinquent students and apathetic administrators in a tough inner city high school.
C-124 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

Jean Renoir's "Woman on the Beach"

8:45 AM
A coast guardsman begins to think his mistress's blind husband can really see.
BW-71 mins, TV-G, CC,

10:30 PM
Teenagers elope with the help of an aging pickpocket.
C-110 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format


4:30 PM
A bored boy enters a fantasy world where letters and numbers are at war.
C-89 mins, TV-G, CC,

6:15 PM
A World War I U-boat takes a wrong turn and discovers a lost world of dinosaurs and cavemen.
C-91 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


1:30 PM
A substitute teacher changes the lives of the slum children in his class.
C-105 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

3:30 PM
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC,

5:30 PM
Sexual repression drives a small-town Kansas girl mad during the roaring twenties.
C-124 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking-it-rich in the Mexican mountains.
BW-126 mins, TV-PG, CC,

10:15 PM
A husband whose wife left him looks for new love in Europe.
BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC,

2:00 AM
The story of an androgynous jewel thief, based on a novel by Japan's master of suspense, Edogawa Rampo.
C-101 mins, Letterbox Format

Chaplin Festival!


7:30 AM
In this silent film, an overworked farmhand dreams of marrying the farmer's daughter.
BW-29 mins, TV-G,

8:00 AM
In this silent film, a lost soul in the Yukon seeks love and wealth.
BW-72 mins, TV-G,

9:15 AM
In this silent film, the Little Tramp joins a circus to hide from the police.
BW-72 mins, TV-G,

10:30 AM
The Tramp struggles to live in a modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
BW-87 mins, TV-G,

12:00 PM
Filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Darenne share their impression of Charlie Chaplin's classic Modern Times.
C-26 mins, TV-G, CC,

12:30 PM
A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator.
BW-125 mins, TV-PG, CC,

2:45 PM
A European king loses his money while stranded in the U.S.
BW-105 mins, TV-PG,

4:30 PM
Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch discusses his impressions of Charlie Chaplin's A King in New York.
C-27 mins, TV-G, CC,

5:00 PM
A broken-down comic sacrifices everything to give a young dancer a shot at the big time.
BW-138 mins, TV-G, CC,

7:30 PM
Director Bernardo Bertolucci shares his impressions of Charlie Chaplin's classic Limelight.
C-27 mins, TV-G, CC,

8:00 PM
The son of a ruined millionaire and a horsewoman becomes a clown and restores their fortune.
BW-92 mins,

9:45 PM
A young woman waits and waits for her delayed husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
BW-15 mins,

Oh No! It's Reefer Madness!

6:00 AM
Drug dealers lure a pair of young innocents into marijuana addiction.
BW-65 mins, TV-14,

4:00 AM
A young single mother and her co-worker try to unionize the milll where they work.
C-115 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


1:45 PM
True story of folk singer Woody Guthrie, who rose to the top while fighting for the rights of migrant farm workers.
C-148 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

5:45 AM
The modern miracle of tranquilizers helps working men and their wives deal with life's little problems.
C-13 mins, TV-G,

Milos Forman's "Loves of a Blond"


2:15 AM
A young woman in a small Czech town sleeps with a musician. When she doesn't hear from him, she packs up and arrives on his doorstep in the big city.
BW-90 mins,


1:45 PM
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
BW-128 mins, TV-PG, CC,

10:00 PM
A scientist's experiments with invisibility turn him into a madman.
BW-72 mins, TV-PG, CC,


10:30 PM
Cowboys compete in a grueling horse-riding marathon.
C-131 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format


8:00 PM
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
BW-201 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds in "The Tender Trap"

2:00 PM
A swinging bachelor finds love when he meets a girl immune to his line.
C-111 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:15 AM
A medieval knight challenges Death to a chess game to save himself and his friends.
BW-97 mins, TV-PG,

4:00 AM
A devout coward vows to assassinate Napoleon in the name of love.
C-85 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

2:45 AM
A femme fatale lures an unemployed man into helping her with a criminal scheme.
BW-82 mins, TV-PG,

4:15 AM
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
BW-110 mins, TV-PG, CC,


Retro Hound said...

Recommend Double Indemnity, A Little Romance, The Land that Time Forgot, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Gold Rush, Invisible Man, Seventh Seal, and Gilda. Gilda is awesome, and Double Indemnity is one of the greatest Hollywood ever produced.

Marcheline said...


1. GILDA!!!!
2. Double Indemnity
3. Woman on the Beach
4. Goodbye Again
5. All the Shakespeare movies, except I love the Kenneth Branagh versions!

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