Tuesday, December 30, 2014

TCM for January 2015



TCM kicks off 2015 with lots of cool stuff, including a Marx Brothers marathon on New Year's Day. My picks below. All times Eastern. Full schedule HERE

1/1 Thursday


The password is Swordfish


8:00 PM
In an effort to beef up his school's football team, a college president mistakenly recruits two loonies.
BW-67 mins, CC,

9:15 PM
Three zanies turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protege's romance with the leading lady.
BW-91 mins, CC,

11:00 PM
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
BW-109 mins, CC,

1:00 AM
Three zany producers try to extend their hotel credit until they can get a play mounted.
BW-79 mins, CC,

2:30 AM
The Marx Bros. team up to keep a circus from going bankrupt.
BW-87 mins, CC,

4:00 AM
Three zanies tackle outlaws and Indians when they head westward.
BW-80 mins, CC,

5:30 AM
Celebrities reveal the classic movies that influenced their lives in interviews with acclaimed film critic/interviewer Elvis Mitchell.
C-29 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1/2 Friday


8:00 PM

A divorced neat freak moves in with his sloppy best friend.
C-105 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

Jack Lemmon at his best in The Out-of-Towners


10:00 PM
A man's New York job interview turns into a non-stop nightmare.
C-97 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1/3 Saturday


3:30 AM

Set in the future, Manhattan becomes a prison and an ex-bank robber is in charge of rescuing the president.
C-99 mins, Letterbox Format

5:15 AM
Vintage training short film used by police to show tear gas techniques
C-27 mins,

5:15 AM
Military tests demonstrate the dangers of poor home maintenance in the event of a nuclear attack in this short film.
C-12 mins,

1/4 Sunday


2:00 AM

In 19th-Century Paris, four men with very different intentions court a sideshow performer.
BW-190 mins,

1/5 Tuesday


Lots of wonderful Capra-corn on the 5th.


8:00 PM
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
BW-116 mins, CC,

10:00 PM
The World War II housing shortage brings three people together for an unlikely romance.
BW-104 mins, CC,

12:00 AM
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
BW-126 mins, CC,

2:15 AM
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
BW-130 mins, CC,

1/7 Wednesday


8:00 PM

In this adaptation of the Dostoevsky classic, four brothers fight to adjust to the death of their domineering father.
C-146 mins, CC,

10:45 PM
A young student murders for money then tries to escape his guilt and a brilliant detective.
BW-88 mins, CC,

12:30 AM
A young man succumbs to gambling fever.
BW-110 mins, CC,

2:30 AM
A former mental patient's romantic involvements lead to tragedy.
BW-167 mins,

1/9 Friday


The one and only Elke in The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz

6:30 AM
A German Olympic hopeful plots to polevault to freedom over the Berlin Wall.
C-113 mins, Letterbox Format

1:45 PM
Inmates at an innovative drug treatment center fight to kick heroin.
C-104 mins,

5:45 PM
A young drifter's romance with an older woman is threatened by his possessive mother.
BW-110 mins, CC,

8:00 PM
A criminal madman invites the world's greatest detectives for a night of dinner and murder.
BW-95 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

9:45 PM
A private dick tackles two tough cases while trying to clear himself of a murder charge.
C-92 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


11:30 PM
A New York hotel room is the setting for three stories of romantic squabbles.
C-114 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1:30 AM
Four sets of guests at a posh hotel face personal crises.
C-103 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1/10 Saturday


6:00 PM

A young man comes of age when he stows away in his grandfather's stolen car.
C-111 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM


Lots of Fritz Lang on the 10th

In this silent film, a city of the future is threatened with destruction when a wealthy corporate leader enlists a mad scientist to put down labor reformers.
BW-149 mins,

10:45 PM
When hidden microfilm comes into his possession, an innocent man is drawn into espionage.
BW-87 mins, CC,

12:30 AM
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can't remember the details of the encounter.
BW-88 mins, CC,

1/11 Sunday


2:00 AM

A young businessman and a hitchhiker develop a deadly rivalry during a boating weekend.
BW-94 mins,

3:45 AM
French adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel, about Tom Ripley, a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser.
C-117 mins,

1/14 Wednesday


7:45 AM

A millionaire tries to prove that his pet chimp is as smart as the local teens.
C-100 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

Herman's Hermits double feature on the 14th

9:30 AM
Herman's Hermits travel to England for a high-stakes greyhound race.
C-95 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11:15 AM
Rocket scientists consider naming a space ship after Herman's Hermits.
C-86 mins, Letterbox Format

12:45 PM
A music publisher courts a student songwriter at a ski resort.
C-87 mins, Letterbox Format

2:15 PM
Two college guys take a ski trip to meet girls.
C-91 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

4:00 PM
A wealthy playboy gives up partying to help a Nevada farm girl make her ranch a success.
C-97 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

5:45 PM
Television producers discover country/western music at a small-town college.
BW-92 mins,

It's all done with mirrors in Lady From Shanghai

8:00 PM
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
BW-87 mins, CC,

9:45 PM
A black woman uses her late husband's life insurance to build a better world for her children.
BW-128 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1/16 Friday


3:15 PM

A space visitor's touch turns an unhappy heiress into a vengeful giant.
BW-66 mins, CC,

4:30 PM
A scientist's experimental space craft puts him in the path of an intergalactic invasion.
C-103 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
6:30 PM
A crashed spaceship unleashes a rapidly growing monster from Venus.
BW-83 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
A dancer discovers her runaway boyfriend has sublet her apartment to an aspiring actor.
C-111 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1/18 Sunday


3:00 PM

A misfit fights for happiness in the world of swinging London.
BW-99 mins, CC,

To Kill a Mockingbird on the 18th

8:00 PM
A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
BW-129 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1/19 Monday


6:00 AM

Only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob.
BW-87 mins, CC,

8:00 AM
A black sheriff's arrival sets off racial fireworks in a small southern town.
C-97 mins, Letterbox Format

10:00 AM
A black family tries to build a new life by passing as white.
BW-99 mins, CC,

12:00 PM
One woman and two men are the only people left alive after a nuclear disaster.
BW-95 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 PM
A white divorcee's marriage to a black man could cost her custody of her daughter.
BW-92 mins,

3:45 PM
A black boy growing up in Kansas dreams of a better life in this film version of director Gordon Parks's autobiography.
C-107 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

5:45 PM
A green officer is assigned to lead an all-black unit in the Civil War.
C-122 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

The Defiant Ones kicks off a Sidney Poitier Fest on the 19th


8:00 PM
Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other.
BW-96 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
A substitute teacher changes the lives of the slum children in his class.
C-105 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM
An aging couple's liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to a black doctor.
C-108 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1/24 Saturday


4:30 AM

A cocaine dealer tries to pull off one big score so he can get out of crime.
C-93 mins, Letterbox Format

1/25 Sunday


6:30 AM

A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife.
BW-101 mins, CC,

Ozu's brilliant Tokyo Story on the 25th

3:00 AM
An aging couple visits their children in Tokyo only to find heartache and rejection.
BW-136 mins,

1/26 Monday


8:00 AM

When a woman sells her earrings to pay a gambling debt, it leads to a string of betrayals.
BW-100 mins,

9:45 AM
A little brat turns Paris upside down during a two-day visit with her uncle.
C-89 mins,

Cathy takes a part-time job in Belle de Jour, part of a Buñuel Festival on the 25th

8:00 PM
A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute.
C-100 mins, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
A group of friends fail repeatedly in their efforts to share a dinner.
C-102 mins,

12:00 AM
A chambermaid takes a job in the country with a strange family.
BW-98 mins, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM
When she inherits a fortune, a young nun tries to help the poor.
BW-91 mins, Letterbox Format

3:45 AM
High society guests find themselves unable to leave the dining room after a posh dinner party.
BW-92 mins,

1/30 Friday


The underrated Prisoner of Second Avenue on the 30th.

10:00 PM
A suddenly unemployed executive and his understanding wife must adapt to their new life.
BW-98 mins, Letterbox Format

1/31 Saturday


12:15 PM

An ambitious Southern boy tries to set himself up as a street preacher.
C-106 mins, Letterbox 

5:15 AM
In this educational short film, a group of young children understand why rules are important.
C-11 mins,

5:15 AM
In this short film, children learn about the world of fun that awaits them when they grow up and go to work.
C-11 mins,

5:15 AM
Children wearing monkey masks pay the price for bad bicycle safety habits in this instructional short.
C-15 mins,



80 Years at the Races

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