Sunday, April 26, 2015

TCM for May 2015



An Orson Welles Festival, 50s Sci-fi and a smattering of foreign classics highlight TCM's May cinematic flowers. My picks Below. All times Eastern. Full Schedule HERE.

1 Friday

8:00 PM
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
BW-119 mins, CC,

Despite a botched studio edit The Magnificent Ambersons is still, well, magnificent


10:15 PM
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
BW-88 mins, CC, 

12:00 AM
A governess at a remote estate falls in love with her brooding employer.
BW-96 mins, CC,

2:00 AM
Disaster follows a man's discovery that he has a romantic rival.
BW-40 mins,

2 Saturday


2:00 AM
When her favorite roller disco is threatened with closing, a girl organizes the skaters to save it.
C-104 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 AM
A disc jockey tries to land an in-depth interview with the Swedish rock group during their hit Australian tour.
C-97 mins, Letterbox Format

5:30 AM
Short safety film about dangers associated with earthmoving equipment operation, showing many simulated accidents on construction sites.
C-23 mins,

4 Monday

Something bad is in the air for Susan Hayward in I Want to Live!

8:00 PM
True story of the small-time lady crook who fought to escape the gas chamber.
BW-121 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:15 PM
A priest tries to straighten out juvenile delinquents.
BW-102 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 AM
A convicted bank robber bargains with his wife's life to escape prison.
BW-106 mins,

8 Friday

8:00 PM
A narcotics agent risks his wife's life to investigate a crooked cop.
BW-111 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
BW-87 mins, CC,

11:45 PM
A private eye investigates a millionaire's mysterious past before a murderer can get to the witnesses.
BW-106 mins,

10 Sunday

Get your DVR ready for the great Russian war film The Ascent on the 10th.


4:45 AM
Two Soviet soldiers are captured in WWII Belarus.
BW-109 mins,


11 Monday

8:00 PM
A Vietnam vet stands alone against a motorcycle gang terrorizing a small town.
C-113 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
Motorcycle-riding delinquents take over a small town.
BW-79 mins, CC,

11:30 PM
A gas station attendant falls for the girlfriend of a vicious motorcycle gang.
C-95 mins, Letterbox Format

1:30 AM
A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
C-96 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


Lots of damn hippies and bikers on the 11th.

A tough motorcycle gang leader abducts a rival and his girlfriend.
C-85 mins,

4:45 AM
Rival motorcycle gangs take over a small town and fight it out.
C-84 mins,

12 Tuesday

8:00 PM
Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking-it-rich in the Mexican mountains.
BW-126 mins, CC,

10:30 PM
The Tramp struggles to live in a modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
BW-87 mins, CC,

12:15 AM
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
BW-170 mins, CC,

14 Thursday

7:30 AM
Subway excavations unearth a deadly force from beyond space and time.
C-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


Village of the Damned turns the creepiness up to 11

9:15 AM
After a mysterious blackout, the inhabitants of a British village give birth to emotionless, super-powered offspring.
BW-77 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:45 AM
A scientist's experiments open the doorway to a strange and deadly world.
BW-72 mins,

12:00 PM
A radioactive dinosaur plots a deadly path to London.
BW-80 mins, Letterbox Format

1:30 PM
A scientist's experimental space craft puts him in the path of an intergalactic invasion.
C-103 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:15 PM
Children bred to survive a nuclear holocaust escape from a top-secret military facility.
BW-95 mins, Letterbox Format

5:00 PM
A radioactive ooze terrorizes a remote Scottish village.
BW-80 mins, CC,

6:30 PM
Astronauts are trapped on a space station with a ticking bomb.
C-85 mins,

15 Friday

3:00 PM
Vladimir Nabokov's racy classic focuses on an aging intellectual in love with a teenager.
BW-153 mins, CC,

5:45 PM
A game of murder among wealthy vacationers turns into the real thing.
C-119 mins, Letterbox Format

Welles' rarely seen Chimes at Midnight on the 15th.

8:00 PM
An aging knight uses his wits to survive in war and peace.
BW-115 mins,
10:15 PM
The legendary Moor of Venice battles his growing suspicions that his wife is unfaithful.
BW-93 mins,

12:00 AM
A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.
BW-107 mins, CC,

2:00 AM
Spurred by his wife and a witch's prediction, a samurai murders his lord to steal the throne.
BW-109 mins,

4:00 AM
A samurai-for-hire sets the warring factions of a Japanese town against each other.
BW-111 mins, Letterbox Format


18 Monday

6:00 AM
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
BW-85 mins,

7:30 AM
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
BW-116 mins, CC,

9:30 AM
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
BW-126 mins, CC,

Mass quantities of Capra on the 18th

11:45 AM
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
BW-130 mins, CC,

2:00 PM
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
BW-123 mins, CC,


22 Friday

4:00 PM
A schoolgirl obsessed with her teacher accuses him of molesting her.
BW-113 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM
Teenagers elope with the help of an aging pickpocket.
C-110 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
A small-town schoolteacher suspects her new husband may be an escaped Nazi war criminal.
BW-95 mins, CC,

Clear your docket for Welles' visually spectacular The Trial on the 22nd
10:00 PM
In this adaptation of Kafka's classic, a man in a nameless country stands trial for an unnamed crime.
BW-120 mins, CC,

12:15 AM
A sailor bets he can seduce a wealthy man's wife, not knowing the man has hired a woman to play the role.
C-62 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1:30 AM
Director Orson Welles examines the career of a notorious art forger.
C-88 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

24 Sunday

10:00 PM
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor to keep their sanity during wartime.
C-116 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:15 AM
In this silent film, a young innocent enlists for World War I service but soon learns the horrors of war.
BW-151 mins,

3:00 AM
French POWs fight to escape their German captors during World War I.
BW-113 mins,

27 Wednesday

Everyone should see Altman's The Long Goodbye

11:45 PM
Detective Phillip Marlowe investigates shady characters involved in a long-lost friend's murder.
C-107 mins, Letterbox Format

1:45 AM
A conflicted artist tries to find a sense of purpose in life.
C-89 mins, Letterbox Format

3:30 AM
A mad United States General orders an air strike against Russia.
BW-95 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

28 Thursday

9:45 PM
When Jack the Ripper steals his time machine, author H.G. Wells travels to modern-day San Francisco to track him down.
C-112 mins, Letterbox Format

11:45 PM
In the aftermath of WWIII, a man is sent back and forth through time to find a solution to the world's fate in this experimental short film.
BW-28 mins, Letterbox Format

12:30 AM
The eccentric Time Lord and his companions help a peaceful race fight off murderous mutant robots.
C-82 mins,

31 Sunday

A mini-festival of Mikio Naruse's sobering visions of life in mid-century Japan on the 31st.

2:45 AM
A single mother struggles to raise her son while working in a bar.
BW-87 mins,

4:15 AM
An unhappy wife faces her husband's infidelity.
BW-89 mins,