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,