Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TCM for December 2014



TCM goes out with a bang in 2014. There's lots of Bergman, lots of Mel Brooks and lots of Rock'n Roll on New Year's Eve. My picks below. All times Eastern. Full schedule HERE


3 Wednesday


Winter Light, part of a Bergman Festival on the 3rd.
8:00 PM

An actress schemes to win back her married lover from his still virginal wife.
BW-109 mins,
10:00 PM

On his way to an awards ceremony, a distinguished professor thinks back on his loveless life.
BW-92 mins,
11:45 PM

A medieval knight challenges Death to a chess game to save himself and his friends.
BW-97 mins,
1:30 AM

A recently released mental patient becomes obsessed with her younger brother.
BW-89 mins,
3:15 AM

A disillusioned priest copes with his loss of faith.
BW-81 mins,
4:45 AM

Two sisters deal with their tangled relationship while stranded in a war-torn city.
BW-95 mins,

5 Friday

Sleaze drips from Charles Laughton in Advise and Consent.


8:15 AM

A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
BW-138 mins, CC, Letterbox Format



6 Saturday


5:30 AM

This short film looks at the importance of traffic rules to avoid serious automobile accidents.
C-10 mins,
5:30 AM

In this instructional short film, bowling is made respectable and appealing to middle-class Americans through modernization and design.

BW-15 mins,

7 Sunday



6:00 AM

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,

Get a slice of Turkish life with Law of the Border (1966).

2:30 AM

A Turkish villager turns to smuggling to give his son a future.
DirLutfi Akad CastYilmaz Guney ,
BW-77 mins,
4:00 AM

Turkish farmers rebel when a wealthy landowner dams the river they need to survive.
BW-92 mins,

14 Sunday


12:30 AM

In this silent film, a photographer takes up newsreel shooting to impress a movie queen.
BW-76 mins,
2:00 AM

A businesswoman and a model work through the man problems that haunt their sleep.
BW-87 mins,
3:30 AM

A photographer discovers a murder in the background of a candid photo.
C-111 mins, CC,

15 Monday

7:30 AM

A retiree copes with the realities of old age.
BW-88 mins,

17 Wednesday

Schedule a trip to Paris Texas on the 17th.

9:00 PM

In this silent film, the Little Tramp tries to help a blind flower seller to see again.
BW-87 mins,
10:45 PM

An amnesiac tries to find the family he lost.
C-147 mins,
1:15 AM

A simple country girl is torn between the honest farmer who loves her and a corrupt nobleman.
C-171 mins, Letterbox Format

18 Thursday



3:45 AM

A widowed actress and her children suffer hardships when she mistakenly marries a conservative church leader.
C-189 mins, Letterbox Format



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, CC, Letterbox Format
8:00 PM

In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding.
C-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

20 Saturday



3:45 PM

Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking-it-rich in the Mexican mountains.
BW-126 mins, CC,
6:00 PM

An aging Cavalry officer tries to prevent an Indian war in the last days before his retirement.
C-104 mins, CC,
5:30 AM

A couple tours around New York in this promotional short for corduroy clothing.

C-11 mins,
5:30 AM

Experts demonstrate such innovative kitchen gadgets as the cheese slicer and the melon baller in this short film.
CastArnold Morris ,
BW-13 mins,


22 Monday




1:15 AM

A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
BW-102 mins, CC,
3:15 AM

Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage.
BW-112 mins, CC,


25 Thursday








8:00 PM

A man must come to terms with his own "high anxiety" in this loving parody of the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
C-94 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
10:00 PM

A film director struggles to produce a major silent feature film.
C-87 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
11:45 PM

An actor and his wife struggle to survive (and make a living) when the Nazi's invade Poland in this remake of "To Be or Not to Be" (1942).
C-107 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
1:45 AM

A fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs.
C-93 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
3:30 AM

In this TCM world premiere interview, comedian Mel Brooks discusses his life and career with Dick Cavett.

C-58 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
4:30 AM

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



26 Friday






11:00 AM

A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
BW-104 mins, CC,
12:45 PM

The future president considers a political career while practicing law.
BW-100 mins, CC,
2:30 PM

A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife.
BW-101 mins, CC,
4:15 PM

A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
BW-105 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
6:00 PM

A failure in the U.S. defense system threatens to start World War III.
BW-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

27 Saturday






2:00 PM

A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot.
BW-93 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
4:00 PM

A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
C-227 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM


BW-0 mins,
3:45 AM

LSD almost ruins the life of a former actress and her stepdaughter.
C-98 mins, Letterbox Format
5:30 AM

The dangers of marijuana are outlined in this educational short film.
C-21 mins,



28 Sunday





9:45 AM

After learning to play the guitar in prison, a young man becomes a rock 'n roll sensation.
BW-97 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
11:30 AM

A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress.
C-116 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
1:30 PM

A 19th-century lawyer risks his place in society when he falls in love with his fiancee's married cousin.
C-138 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
4:00 PM

A group of exiled Russians claim to have found the living daughter of the Tsar, presumed executed in 1918.
C-105 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
6:00 PM

Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women's rights case.
BW-101 mins, CC,
8:00 PM

A man falsely accused of his wife's murder escapes to search for the real killer.
BW-106 mins, CC,
10:00 PM

Philip Marlowe searches for a missing woman in this mystery shot entirely from the detective's viewpoint.
BW-103 mins, CC,
12:00 AM

In this silent film, Cecil B. DeMille directs an epic retelling of the life of Christ.
C-157 mins,

30 Tuesday








2:15 PM

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,
4:00 PM

An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species.
C-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
6:00 PM

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
8:00 PM

An international band of thieves plots to steal a priceless treasure from a heavily guarded museum.
C-119 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
10:15 PM

Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters.
C-125 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
12:30 AM

A man on the run with his sister finds love in a small Florida town.
BW-93 mins,
2:15 AM

A child abuse survivor reveals a surprising genius for mathematics.
C-127 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
4:30 AM

A nun begins to suspect the priest in charge of her school has molested one of the students.
C-104 mins,

31 Wednesday





6:30 AM

A college professor uses the crises in three lives to illustrate his theories about human behavior.
C-127 mins, Letterbox Format
8:45 AM

A law student discovers that his girlfriend is the daughter of his toughest professor.
C-111 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


8:00 PM

Extensive concert footage highlights this documentary about the King's touring in the early '70s.
DirRobert Abel CastElvis Presley ,
C-93 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
9:45 PM

A typical day in the life of the Beatles.
BW-87 mins, CC,
11:30 PM

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
C-91 mins,
1:15 AM

A seemingly handicapped boy becomes a Pinball Wizard.

C-111 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
3:15 AM


BW-98 mins,
5:00 AM


BW-56 mins,