Friday, December 20, 2013

TCM for January, 2014

TCM kicks off the new year with a batch of interesting obscurities and meat-and-potato classics. Below are my picks. All times Eastern. FULL SCHEDULE HERE.


9:30 PM
A man's investigation of a friend's death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna.
BW-104 mins, TV-14, CC,

The Third Man. And quit calling it "an Orson Welles film."


8:45 AM
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
BW-105 mins, TV-PG, CC,

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

3:45 AM
A proper British butler sacrifices happiness to remain faithful to his position.
C-134 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


8:00 PM
Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.
BW-113 mins, TV-PG, CC,

You'll never forget Solaris.


3:00 AM
An alien intelligence infiltrates a space mission.
C-167 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format


2:00 AM
This film concentrates on two hours in the life of a French singer waiting on the results of a cancer test.
C-89 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

3:45 AM
A young woman turns to prostitution to pay the rent.
BW-83 mins, TV-14,


8:00 PM
A malicious student tries to destroy the teachers at a girls' school.
BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
A one-armed veteran uncovers small-town secrets when he tries to visit an Asian-American war hero's family.
C-82 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

12 Angry Men. Henry Fonda at his best.


2:30 AM
A jury holdout tries to convince his colleagues to vote not guilty.
BW-96 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


3:45 AM
LSD almost ruins the life of a former actress and her stepdaughter.
C-98 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

5:30 AM
In this educational short film produced by Sid Davis, the dangers of marijuana are outlined.

C-21 mins, TV-14,


10:00 PM
A young progressive nun creates headaches for the Mother Superior.
C-94 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM
An angel of death gives up his wings for love.
C-128 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

Lilies of the Field. Don't touch Sydney's stuff.


4:15 PM
An itinerant handyman in the Southwest gets a new outlook on life when he helps a group of German nuns build a chapel.
BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM
A black police detective from the North forces a bigoted Southern sheriff to accept his help with a murder investigation.
C-110 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


3:15 AM
A rock star's personal appearance turns a small town into a disaster area.
C-112 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

More Hank in Welcome to Hard Times.


2:00 PM
A broken-down sheriff tries to help his town stand against a mysterious outlaw.
C-103 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

4:00 PM
An aging Robin Hood comes home to resume his relationship with Maid Marian and his battles against the Sheriff of Nottingham.
C-107 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM
The legendary bank robbers run riot in the South of the 1930s.
C-111 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
The sheriff of an island town takes to the seas when a bloodthirsty shark invades the local waters.
C-124 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

10:15 PM
The crew of a broken down space ship accidentally picks up a deadly alien life form.
C-117 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

Closely Watched Trains proves the Czechs had a New Wave too.


2:00 AM
A bumbling railroad dispatcher joins the resistance in World War II to impress the girls.
C-93 mins, TV-14,


6:15 PM
A mysterious inventor passes off an animated doll as his daughter.
C-94 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
A Korean War hero doesn't realize he's been programmed to kill by the enemy.
BW-127 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

4:15 AM
At the turn of the century exploited textile factory workers fight for better working conditions.
BW-130 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

The Men from U.N.C.L.E. are back in The Karate Killers.


3:45 AM
The men from U.N.C.L.E. fight off karate-chopping henchmen to track down a secret formula.
C-93 mins, TV-PG,

5:30 AM
A progressive psychiatrist clashes with the conservative head nurse at a state institution.
BW-98 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Retro Hound said...

The Third Man, It Happened One Night, On the Waterfront, Grand Hotel, Bad Day at Black Rock, 12 Angry Men, In the Heat of the Night, Jaws, Alien, The Manchurian Candidate are all recommended to varying degrees.

Paul van Yperen said...

And Solaris. My favourite together with The Third Man, It Happened One Night and Alien. Very good to fall sleep asleep with: Wings of Desire (I did twice, and then gave up ever seeing the end.) And I am curious about Dr. Coppelius.

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