Lots to be thankful for this month as TCM runs the gamut from foreign classics to beach movies and all things in-between. My picks below. All times Eastern. Full Schedule HERE
A cultured German officer billeted in a French house has a change of heart when he sees occupied Paris.
Dir: Jean-Pierre Melville
|Melville's The Strange Ones lives up to its billing.|
A brother and sister close themselves off from the world by playing an increasingly intense series of mind games with the people who dare enter their lair.
A shop girl turns party girl to land her boss.
A South Seas prostitute runs afoul of a fire-and-brimstone preacher.
A womanizing lieutenant can’t choose between his commanding officer’s daughter and a beautiful bandit.
A young innocent's sexuality destroys all who come near her.
A country girl tries to return home after being abandoned by her wealthy seducer.
In this silent film, a Spanish country girl moves to Paris to become an opera star.
In this silent film, a kept woman gives up her glamorous life for an innocent young man.
A man's investigation of a friend's death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna.
BW-104 mins, CC
|You must watch Badlands. That's an order.|
A young tough guy and his teen-aged girlfriend take off on a killing spree.
C-94 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A family traveling through the desert is set up by a teen gang.
A gas station attendant falls for the girlfriend of a vicious motorcycle gang.
C-96 mins, Letterbox Format
A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl.
C-149 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A philandering pilot gets real moral, real fast when his sister contemplates a premarital fling.
C-105 mins, CC
College coeds go looking for love during spring break in Fort Lauderdale.
C-99 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
|Wild Strawberries is one of these movies you don't forget.|
On his way to an awards ceremony, a distinguished professor thinks back on his loveless life.
A classical pianist who's dropped out of society returns to the family he deserted.
C-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A discontented yuppie couple quit their jobs to rediscover America on the road.
An impoverished girl masquerades as a boy to run with a gang of young hobos.
BW-68 mins, CC
True story of folk singer Woody Guthrie, who rose to the top while fighting for the rights of migrant farm workers.
C-148 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
|Were we ever this young?|
A typical day in the life of the Beatles.
BW-87 mins, CC
Evil spirits abduct a suburban family's daughter causing chaos and havoc.
C-114 mins, CC
A future cop uncovers the deadly secret behind a mysterious synthetic food.
C-97 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
BW-108 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
The last great American showman, producer-director William Castle used outrageous hype to sell his low-budget horror films.
C-82 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
|Were we ever this stupid? Duck and Cover says yes.|
In this short film, a monkey's prank on a turtle demonstrates how to survive a nuclear attack.
The modern miracle of tranquilizers helps working men and their wives deal with life's little problems in this short film.
This anti-porn short film shows a floodtide of filth engulfing the country in the form of newsstand obscenity.
Cast: Damian O'Flynn ,
Five friends struggle to escape the boredom of their provincial hometown in Italy.
A factory worker returns home to Sicily, where he gets mixed up with the Mob.
BW-102 mins, Letterbox Format
|Zombies of Mora Tau. Some people claim it's the worst movie ever made.|
Sailors try to salvage a sunken treasure guarded by zombie seamen.
BW-69 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A city is stricken by a wave of self-mutilations performed by beautiful women who appear to be in a hypnotic trance.
BW-78 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A space visitor's touch turns an unhappy heiress into a vengeful giant.
BW-66 mins, CC,
|Dark of the Sun features unsafe methods of handling a chainsaw.|
A mercenary band fights to get refugees and a fortune in diamonds out of the Congo.
C-101 mins, Letterbox Format
A cross-country motorist finds himself the object of a faceless trucker's irrational attacks.
BW-89 mins, CC
An ex-con and his misfit team search the underbelly of American life for a cache of embezzled loot.
C-96 mins, CC
Two hitchhikers with wildly different backgrounds become fast friends.
C-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Two shore patrolmen decide to show a prisoner a good time on his way to the brig.
C-104 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
|Coppola's The Rain People. My review HERE|
A housewife who feels trapped leaves home and takes up with a hitchhiker.
C-101 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.
BW-104 mins, CC
The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telekinetic humans.
C-95 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
BW-93 mins, CC
Subway excavations unearth a deadly force from beyond space and time.
C-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
BW-119 mins, CC,
The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John.
C-102 mins, CC,
|The kids are definately not all right in Lucretia Martel's La Cienega|
A rundown country home is the site for drinking and teen sexual explorations.
Two storylines concern the simultaneous efforts of a husband and wife to mend their broken marriage interwoven with the life of a fishing village.
An all-star cast, including Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, introduces clips from MGM's greatest musicals.
Dir: Jack Haley Jr.
C-135 mins, CC
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly dance together again for the first time in more than 30 years as they introduce classic musical numbers and comedy bits.
C-129 mins, CC
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen's greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
C-120 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
An angel of death gives up his wings for love.
C-128 mins, Letterbox Format
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
BW-109 mins, CC
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
BW-108 mins, CC
|Dial M For Murder, with one of the best expository scenes in movie history.|
A straying husband frames his wife for the murder of the man he'd hired to kill her.
C-105 mins, CC
A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind.
C-130 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
In a California coastal area, flocks of birds unaccountably make deadly attacks on humans.
C-119 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
BW-109 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
BW-105 mins, CC
A shy law student meets a bon vivant who takes him for a drive through the Roman and Tuscan countryside.
The crew of a remote Arctic base fights off a murderous monster from outer space.
BW-87 mins, CC
Two free-spirited bank robbers flee railroad detectives and head for Bolivia.
C-110 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
|Beauty and the Beast. Overrated but you should still see it.|
A mysterious monster forces a young innocent to share his life in an enchanted castle.
Vintage training short film used by police to show tear gas techniques.
A pet-shop otter changes a man's life when he feels compelled to move it to the Scottish coast.
C-107 mins, CC
In this sequel to National Velvet, a former racing champ helps turn a delinquent girl into an Olympic rider.
C-127 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A stray dog brings together a young boy and an old man in the Georgia swamps.
BW-95 mins, CC
Black sharecroppers during the Depression fight to get their children a decent education.
C-105 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A sickly young man from a military family fights to earn a place in the Japanese Army.
|Materialism overtakes Japan in Ozu's Good Morning.|
Two boys stop speaking until their parents will buy them a new TV.