Saturday, April 27, 2013

TCM for May 2013



After a slow start, TCM blossoms with some rare and intriguing May flowers. There's the silent serial Judex which is a must for film historians. There's some Ozu, Godard and Truffaut for cineastes and a screening of Coppola's seldom seen bit of American art house The Rain People on the 21st. Plenty of lighter moments too, including a Harold Lloyd Festival and the cheese-ball classic A Summer Place. The month ends with a bang when lovers of big hair, and other big anatomical parts, will will want to catch the campy 1980s hit Night of the Comet.

My recommendations below. All times Eastern.

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JUDEX
5/5

12:30 AM
The third episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-37 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
The prologue to the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-36 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
The first episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-26 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
The second episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-16 mins, TV-G

2:45 AM
A spinster attached to her father makes a change in her life with the help of her sister.
BW-108 mins, TV-G,

5/6

11:00 AM
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
BW-88 mins, TV-PG, CC,

THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

12:30 PM
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC


11:45 PM

An all-star cast, including Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, introduces clips from MGM's greatest musicals.
C-135 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format


5/8

9:45 PM
When she's forced to hire a driver, a southern matron questions her assumptions about race.
C-99 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

1:15 AM
A group of elderly people are rejuvenated by aliens after swimming in a pool.
C-117 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

3:30 AM
Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.
BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

5/9

6:00 AM
When a widow's family moves to the big city, two of her sons become romantic rivals, with deadly results.
BW-176 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

9:00 AM
French adapation of Patricia Highsmith's novel, about Tom Ripley, a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser.
C-117 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format





9:30 PM
An adulterous couple discovers that their children are sexually involved.
C-130 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

5/11

4:00 PM
Evil spirits abduct a suburban family's daughter causing chaos and havoc.
C-115 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM
During a deadly endurance race, a driver faces the trauma of a past accident.
C-109 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
A Welsh mining family faces the struggles of life together.
BW-119 mins, TV-G, CC,

10:15 PM
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.
BW-129 mins, TV-G, CC,


5/12

12:30 AM
The sixth episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-23 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
The fourth episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-26 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
The seventh episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-30 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
The fifth episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-26 mins, TV-G,

2:30 AM
A family chooses a match for their 28-year-old daughter, but she has her own plans.
BW-125 mins, TV-G,


5/13

12:30 AM
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation.
C-125 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

THE 400 BLOWS

2:45 AM
A 12-year-old boy turns to crime to escape family problems.
BW-100 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

4:30 AM
BW-104 mins, TV-MA,


5/14

3:15 AM
Gunmen hold a New York subway train and its passengers for ransom.
C-104 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

5/15
8:00 PM
A group of space troopers investigates the destruction of a colony on a remote planet.
C-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
A psychiatrist tries to help the man she loves solve a murder buried in his subconscious.
BW-111 mins, TV-PG, CC,

12:00 AM
Towards the end of WWII, Italian underground workers stand up to the Nazis.
BW-103 mins, TV-PG,



PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

2:00 AM
A traveling salesman's music-inspired dreams lead to tragedy.
C-108 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format


5/19

12:00 AM
The eighth episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-24 mins, TV-G,

12:00 AM
The tenth episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.

BW-9 mins, TV-G,
12:00 AM
The eleventh episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-26 mins, TV-G,

12:00 AM
The ninth episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-24 mins, TV-G,

12:00 AM
The epilogue to the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex.
BW-5 mins, TV-G,

12:00 AM
The twelfth episode of the French silent serial about dashing pulp avenger, Judex
BW-13 mins, TV-G,






2:30 AM
BW-129 mins, TV-G,

4:45 AM
A widow tries to get her daughter to safety in World War II Italy.
BW-96 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format


5/20

3:30 AM
A mad scientist invents an army of bikini-clad robots programmed to seek out wealthy men.
C-89 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

5:15 AM
The foppish mad scientist plots a scheme to take over the world by killing off the military leaders of every country.
C-82 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


5/21

10:30 PM
An ex-con takes on the mob to avenge his brother's death.
C-103 mins, TV-14, CC,

12:30 AM
A police detective clashes with his brother, a monsignor, during a murder investigation.
C-108 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

2:30 AM
An astronaut takes a one-way voyage to the moon.
C-101 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


THE RAIN PEOPLE

4:15 AM
A housewife who feels trapped leaves home and takes up with a hitchhiker.
C-101 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


5/23

Harold Lloyd Festival
8:00 PM
In this silent film, a small-town boy out to impress his girlfriend scales a skyscraper in the big city.
BW-74 mins, TV-G,


9:30 PM
A rare Harold Lloyd comedic short.
Cast:  Harold Lloyd ,
BW-10 mins, TV-G,

9:30 PM
A rare Harold Lloyd comedic short.
BW-10 mins, TV-G,

9:30 PM
A rare Harold Lloyd comedic short.
Dir: Hal Mohr Cast:  Harold Lloyd ,
BW-9 mins, TV-G,

9:30 PM
In this silent short, boy saves a man from drowning, only to discover that it is the wrong man.
BW-10 mins, TV-G,

9:30 PM
While delivering a message, a messenger finds himself in a girl's seminary.
BW-10 mins, TV-G,

9:30 PM
A rare Harold Lloyd comedic short.
BW-11 mins, TV-G,

9:30 PM
In order to claim his inheritance, a man must first come up with a wife and child.
BW-9 mins, TV-G,


THE FRESHMAN


11:00 PM
In this silent film, a naive college boy tries to join the football team after making a fool out of himself.
BW-76 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
A rare Harold Lloyd film in which Lloysd literally demolishes a department store in helping the unlucky customers.
BW-10 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
Suburban neighbors join together to build a garden shed, but end up demolishing their garden.
BW-9 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
A bumbling U.S. soldier attempts to aid a put-upon Russian woman.
BW-10 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
A bookkeeper escapes the office to enjoy the spring weather.
BW-9 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
A rare Harold Lloyd comedic short.
BW-10 mins, TV-G,

12:30 AM
A rare Harold Lloyd comedic short.
BW-10 mins, TV-G,


1:45 AM
In this silent film, the weakling in a family of he-men tries to prove his mettle.
BW-82 mins, TV-G,

3:15 AM
After a wild bachelor party, a boy finds himself aboard a sailing vessel where he encounters numerous adventures.
BW-19 mins, TV-G,

3:45 AM
In this silent film, a young adventurer trades places with a European prince and falls in love above his station.
BW-22 mins, TV-G,

4:15 AM
In this silent film, a young man deals with escorting a child on a train trip.
Dir: Fred Newmeyer Cast:  Harold Lloyd ,
BW-36 mins, TV-G,

5:00 AM
In this silent film, a newlywed husband has in-law problems.
BW-60 mins, TV-G,





INSIDE DAISY CLOVER

5/24

8:00 PM
A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
C-129 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

10:15 PM
An Englishman in Hollywood moves into the funeral business.
BW-121 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

12:30 AM
A comic tries to escape his mob connections.
BW-93 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

2:15 AM
A car crash causes a rich man to reconsider the life he leads.
C-126 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

4:30 AM
A married man tries to figure out how to share in his rich girlfriend's fortune.
C-88 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


5/25

4:30 AM
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
BW-120 mins, TV-PG, CC,


5/27

8:00 PM
A Depression-era drifter takes up street fighting to make his fortune.
C-93 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


10:00 PM
When mobsters kill the witness he was assigned to protect, a dedicated policeman investigates the case on his own.
C-114 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format



PALE RIDER

12:00 AM
A mysterious avenger helps the innocent citizens of a corrupt gold-mining town.
C-116 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM
Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.
C-105 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

4:00 AM
Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work.
C-112 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

5/31

5:00 PM
A young businessman catches his boss keeping a mistress in the company apartment.
C-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

7:00 PM
Jane Fonda recalls her father Henry's career as a star of stage and screen.
BW-46 mins, TV-G, CC,

8:00 PM
A playboy squanders his wealth and must seek out a new source to maintain his idle rich lifestyle, namely marrying a rich woman and ... murdering her.
C-102 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.
C-119 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

NIGHT OF THE COMET
4:15 AM
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two teen girls to fight the evil types who survive... and still find time to go to the mall.
C-95 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

4 comments:

Retro Hound said...

A New Leaf is great. My mom loves it too.

I highly recommend The Outfit for those who like 1970s crime films.

Bullitt is more than a car chase and good to watch also. Speaking of McQueen, LeMans is horrible except for the racing parts.

Bunched Undies said...

RH: I'm having trouble on your site. I can't leave comments, the word verification box just says "***invalid***" You've been posting some great stuff and I'm unable to add my 2 cents. Tragic, I know/

Paul van Yperen said...

In 1981 I saw True Confessions, and never forget the scenes in the porn studio with the blood traces. At the time, I tried to see everything De Niro was in. When did that stop?

I would like to see Ozu's Late Autumn. I am watching Mark Cousins' The Story of Film, and the good thing of the series is that he makes you hungry for some classic films.

Like you new header btw. Photo taken in Spain?

Retro Hound said...

Thanks for the heads up on the problem, I'll check it out.

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