Monday, December 28, 2015

TCM: January 2016



You won't find the stalwart folks at TCM off nursing a hangover on New Year's Day. In fact, they've got a whole month of cinematic goodies lined up for us. My pick below. All times Eastern. Full Schedule HERE.


3 Sunday

Connery and Hepburn in Robin and Marian 

6:00 PM
ROBIN AND MARIAN (1976)
An aging Robin Hood comes home to resume his relationship with Maid Marian and his battles against the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Dir: Richard Lester Cast:  Sean Connery , Audrey Hepburn , Robert Shaw .
C-107 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
Dir: Howard Hawks Cast:  Cary Grant , Rosalind Russell , Ralph Bellamy .
BW-92 mins, CC,


9:45 PM
BROADCAST NEWS (1987)
A news producer is caught between a committed journalist and a flashy anchor.
Dir: James L. Brooks Cast:  William Hurt , Holly Hunter , Albert Brooks .
C-132 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:15 AM
UNHOLY THREE (1925)
In this silent film, a ventriloquist masquerades as an old lady to front a crime ring.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Mae Busch , Matt Moore .
BW-86 mins,

2:00 AM
HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR (1959)
During a brief affair, a French actress and a Japanese architect think back on their devastating experiences during World War II.
Dir: Alain Resnais Cast:  Eiji Okada , Emmanuelle Riva , Bernard Fresson .
BW-88 mins,

3:30 AM
NIGHT AND FOG (1955)
Documentary cameras contrast the horrors of Auschwitz with the peaceful countryside surrounding it.
Dir: Alain Resnais
C-31 mins, CC,

4:15 AM
LA POINTE COURTE (1954)
Two storylines concern the simultaneous efforts of a husband and wife to mend their broken marriage interwoven with the life of a fishing village.
Dir: Agnes Varda Cast:  Philippe Noiret , Sylvia Montfort ,
BW-80 mins,

10 Sunday

An Ozu Festival on the 10th
12:00 AM
STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS, A (1934)
An actor's jealous mistress sets her sights on ruining his son.
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Cast:  Takeshi Sakamoto , Choko Iida , Koji Mitsui .
BW-86 mins,

2:00 AM
EQUINOX FLOWER (1958)
A businessman who excels at giving others family advice, can't cope with his daughter's wedding plans.
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Cast:  Shin Saburi , Kinuyo Tanaka , Ineko Arima .
C-118 mins,

4:00 AM
END OF SUMMER (1961)
A brewery manager tries to manage his daughter's affairs in the wake of his wife's death.
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Cast:  Ganjiro Nakamura , Setsuko Hara , Yoko Tsukasa .
C-103 mins,

16 Saturday

2:00 AM
ALICE, SWEET ALICE (1977)
When people in an Italian-American neighborhood are murdered, suspicion falls on a lonely 12-year-old.
Dir: Alfred Sole Cast:  Linda Miller , Mildred Clinton , Paula Sheppard .
C-98 mins,

3:45 AM
TERRIBLE TRUTH, THE (1951)
A juvenile court judge investigates the tragedy of marijuana addiction in this short film
C-10 mins,

3:45 AM
DAY IN THE DEATH OF DONNY B., A (1969)
A heroin addict desperately tries to raise the money for a fix in this short film.
Dir: Carl Fick
BW-14 mins,

22 Friday


8:00 PM
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (1993)
Friends plot to make sworn enemies fall in love.
Dir: Kenneth Branagh Cast:  Kenneth Branagh , Emma Thompson , Denzel Washington .
C-111 mins,


The Dashwood gals get their groove on in Sense and Sensibility

10:00 PM
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1995)
Jane Austen's classic tale of two sisters with different romantic notions.
Dir: Ang Lee Cast:  Emma Thompson , Hugh Grant , Kate Winslet .
C-136 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:30 AM
IMPROMPTU (1991)
Novelist George Sand dumps her lover to pursue Frederic Chopin.
Dir: James Lapine Cast:  Judy Davis , Hugh Grant , Mandy Patinkin .
C-107 mins,

2:30 AM
REMAINS OF THE DAY, THE (1993)
A proper British butler sacrifices happiness to remain faithful to his position.
Dir: James Ivory Cast:  Anthony Hopkins , Emma Thompson , Christopher Reeve .
C-134 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

23 Saturday

2:00 AM
CHURCH, THE (1989)
A priest fights to defeat a demon that has taken over his church.
Dir: Michele Soavi Cast:  Tomas Arana , Hugh Quarshie , Asia Argento .
C-102 mins,

3:45 AM
HOLIDAY FROM RULES? (1959)
In this educational short film, a group of young children understand why rules are important.
Dir: William H. Murray
C-11 mins,

3:45 AM
ONE GOT FAT (1963)
Children wearing monkey masks pay the price for bad bicycle safety habits in this instructional short.
Dir: Dale Jennings Cast:  Diane Chambers , Charles Hagens , Dave Hembree .
C-15 mins,

24 Sunday

2:30 AM
NOBODY'S CHILDREN (1951)
A businessman's mother takes desperate measures to end his affair with an employee's daughter.
Dir: Raffaello Matarazzo Cast:  Yvonne Sanson , Amedeo Nazzari , Françoise Rosay .
BW-105 mins,

The White Angel, part of a Mattarazzo double feature on the 24th

4:30 AM
WHITE ANGEL, THE (1955)
After losing his family, a businessman finds a woman who resembles his first love.
Dir: Raffaello Matarazzo Cast:  Amedeo Nazzari , Yvonne Sanson , Enrica Dyrell .
BW-100 mins,

25 Monday

6:15 AM
UNHOLY THREE (1925)
In this silent film, a ventriloquist masquerades as an old lady to front a crime ring.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Mae Busch , Matt Moore .
BW-86 mins,

7:45 AM
BLACKBIRD, THE (1926)
A benevolent bishop helps the needy during the day, but runs a crime syndicate at night.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Renée Adorée , Doris Lloyd .
BW-86 mins,

9:15 AM
SHOW, THE (1927)
In this silent film, a sideshow dancer secretly loves the show's amoral barker.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  John Gilbert , Renée Adorée , Lionel Barrymore .
BW-76 mins,

10:45 AM
WEST OF ZANZIBAR (1928)
In this silent film, a mad African dictator plots revenge on the trader who stole his wife.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Lionel Barrymore , Mary Nolan .
BW-65 mins,

12:00 PM
THIRTEENTH CHAIR, THE (1929)
A phony medium tries to prove her protege innocent of murder.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Conrad Nagel , Leila Hyams , Margaret Wycherly .
BW-73 mins,

1:15 PM
WHERE EAST IS EAST (1929)
An animal trapper in Indochina fights to keep his former mistress from destroying their daughter's life.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Lupe Velez , Estelle Taylor .
BW-67 mins,


Tod Browning festival on the 25th.

2:45 PM
FREAKS (1932)
A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget husband.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Wallace Ford , Leila Hyams , Olga Baclanova .
BW-62 mins, CC,

4:00 PM
FAST WORKERS (1933)
Construction workers become romantic rivals.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  John Gilbert , Robert Armstrong , Mae Clarke .
BW-66 mins, CC,

5:15 PM
MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lionel Barrymore , Elizabeth Allen , Lionel Atwill .
BW-61 mins, CC,

6:30 PM
MIRACLES FOR SALE (1939)
A magician turns detective to investigate murder and a phony seance.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Robert Young , Florence Rice , Frank Craven .
BW-71 mins,


26 Tuesday

10:15 PM
WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A (1974)
The pressures of family life drive a woman insane.
Dir: John Cassavetes Cast:  Peter Falk , Gena Rowlands , Lady Rowlands .
C-146 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1:00 AM
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (1986)
The tale of a woman unwilling to settle for any one of her lovers.
Dir: Spike Lee Cast:  Tracy Camilla Johns , Redmond Hicks , John Canada Terrell .
C-84 mins,

2:45 AM
LOSING GROUND (1982)
A philosophy professor responds to her husband's philandering by pursuing fulfillment on her own.
Dir: Kathleen Collins Cast:  Seret Scott , Bill Gunn , Duane Jones .
C-86 mins,


4:15 AM
COME BACK, AFRICA (1959)
A documentary that chronicles the life of a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959.
Dir: Lionel Rogosin Cast:  Zacharia [Mgabi] , Vinah [Mgabi] , Arnold .
BW-86 mins, CC,

30 Saturday

Is that dirt in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? The Great Escape on the 30th


5:00 PM
GREAT ESCAPE, THE (1963)
Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape.
Dir: John Sturges Cast:  Robert Graf , Nigel Stock , Angus Lennie .
C-172 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
NUN'S STORY, THE (1959)
A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.
Dir: Fred Zinnemann Cast:  Audrey Hepburn , Peter Finch , Dame Edith Evans .
C-152 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:45 PM
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
A small-time criminal fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital.
Dir: Milos Forman Cast:  Jack Nicholson , Louise Fletcher , Brad Dourif .
C-134 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1:15 AM
CARETAKERS, THE (1963)
A progressive psychiatrist clashes with the conservative head nurse at a state institution.
Dir: Hall Bartlett Cast:  Robert Stack , Polly Bergen , Joan Crawford .
BW-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:00 AM
SOME CALL IT LOVING (1973)
A wealthy musician buys a sleeping woman from a carnival but gets a surprise when she awakens.
Dir: James B. Harris Cast:  Zalman King , Carol White , Tisa Farrow .
C-103 mins,

5:00 AM
WILD AT THE WHEEL (1970)
This short film looks at the importance of traffic rules to avoid serious automobile accidents.
Dir: Bob Ellis
C-10 mins,
5:00 AM

TCM: January 2016



You won't find the stalwart folks at TCM off nursing a hangover on New Year's Day. In fact, they've got a whole month of cinematic goodies lined up for us. My pick below. All times Eastern. Full Schedule HERE.


3 Sunday

Connery and Hepburn in Robin and Marian 

6:00 PM
ROBIN AND MARIAN (1976)
An aging Robin Hood comes home to resume his relationship with Maid Marian and his battles against the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Dir: Richard Lester Cast:  Sean Connery , Audrey Hepburn , Robert Shaw .
C-107 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
Dir: Howard Hawks Cast:  Cary Grant , Rosalind Russell , Ralph Bellamy .
BW-92 mins, CC,


9:45 PM
BROADCAST NEWS (1987)
A news producer is caught between a committed journalist and a flashy anchor.
Dir: James L. Brooks Cast:  William Hurt , Holly Hunter , Albert Brooks .
C-132 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:15 AM
UNHOLY THREE (1925)
In this silent film, a ventriloquist masquerades as an old lady to front a crime ring.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Mae Busch , Matt Moore .
BW-86 mins,

2:00 AM
HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR (1959)
During a brief affair, a French actress and a Japanese architect think back on their devastating experiences during World War II.
Dir: Alain Resnais Cast:  Eiji Okada , Emmanuelle Riva , Bernard Fresson .
BW-88 mins,

3:30 AM
NIGHT AND FOG (1955)
Documentary cameras contrast the horrors of Auschwitz with the peaceful countryside surrounding it.
Dir: Alain Resnais
C-31 mins, CC,

4:15 AM
LA POINTE COURTE (1954)
Two storylines concern the simultaneous efforts of a husband and wife to mend their broken marriage interwoven with the life of a fishing village.
Dir: Agnes Varda Cast:  Philippe Noiret , Sylvia Montfort ,
BW-80 mins,

10 Sunday

An Ozu Festival on the 10th
12:00 AM
STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS, A (1934)
An actor's jealous mistress sets her sights on ruining his son.
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Cast:  Takeshi Sakamoto , Choko Iida , Koji Mitsui .
BW-86 mins,

2:00 AM
EQUINOX FLOWER (1958)
A businessman who excels at giving others family advice, can't cope with his daughter's wedding plans.
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Cast:  Shin Saburi , Kinuyo Tanaka , Ineko Arima .
C-118 mins,

4:00 AM
END OF SUMMER (1961)
A brewery manager tries to manage his daughter's affairs in the wake of his wife's death.
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Cast:  Ganjiro Nakamura , Setsuko Hara , Yoko Tsukasa .
C-103 mins,

16 Saturday

2:00 AM
ALICE, SWEET ALICE (1977)
When people in an Italian-American neighborhood are murdered, suspicion falls on a lonely 12-year-old.
Dir: Alfred Sole Cast:  Linda Miller , Mildred Clinton , Paula Sheppard .
C-98 mins,

3:45 AM
TERRIBLE TRUTH, THE (1951)
A juvenile court judge investigates the tragedy of marijuana addiction in this short film
C-10 mins,

3:45 AM
DAY IN THE DEATH OF DONNY B., A (1969)
A heroin addict desperately tries to raise the money for a fix in this short film.
Dir: Carl Fick
BW-14 mins,

22 Friday


8:00 PM
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (1993)
Friends plot to make sworn enemies fall in love.
Dir: Kenneth Branagh Cast:  Kenneth Branagh , Emma Thompson , Denzel Washington .
C-111 mins,


The Dashwood gals get their groove on in Sense and Sensibility

10:00 PM
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1995)
Jane Austen's classic tale of two sisters with different romantic notions.
Dir: Ang Lee Cast:  Emma Thompson , Hugh Grant , Kate Winslet .
C-136 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:30 AM
IMPROMPTU (1991)
Novelist George Sand dumps her lover to pursue Frederic Chopin.
Dir: James Lapine Cast:  Judy Davis , Hugh Grant , Mandy Patinkin .
C-107 mins,

2:30 AM
REMAINS OF THE DAY, THE (1993)
A proper British butler sacrifices happiness to remain faithful to his position.
Dir: James Ivory Cast:  Anthony Hopkins , Emma Thompson , Christopher Reeve .
C-134 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

23 Saturday

2:00 AM
CHURCH, THE (1989)
A priest fights to defeat a demon that has taken over his church.
Dir: Michele Soavi Cast:  Tomas Arana , Hugh Quarshie , Asia Argento .
C-102 mins,

3:45 AM
HOLIDAY FROM RULES? (1959)
In this educational short film, a group of young children understand why rules are important.
Dir: William H. Murray
C-11 mins,

3:45 AM
ONE GOT FAT (1963)
Children wearing monkey masks pay the price for bad bicycle safety habits in this instructional short.
Dir: Dale Jennings Cast:  Diane Chambers , Charles Hagens , Dave Hembree .
C-15 mins,

24 Sunday

2:30 AM
NOBODY'S CHILDREN (1951)
A businessman's mother takes desperate measures to end his affair with an employee's daughter.
Dir: Raffaello Matarazzo Cast:  Yvonne Sanson , Amedeo Nazzari , Françoise Rosay .
BW-105 mins,

The White Angel, part of a Mattarazzo double feature on the 24th

4:30 AM
WHITE ANGEL, THE (1955)
After losing his family, a businessman finds a woman who resembles his first love.
Dir: Raffaello Matarazzo Cast:  Amedeo Nazzari , Yvonne Sanson , Enrica Dyrell .
BW-100 mins,

25 Monday

6:15 AM
UNHOLY THREE (1925)
In this silent film, a ventriloquist masquerades as an old lady to front a crime ring.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Mae Busch , Matt Moore .
BW-86 mins,

7:45 AM
BLACKBIRD, THE (1926)
A benevolent bishop helps the needy during the day, but runs a crime syndicate at night.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Renée Adorée , Doris Lloyd .
BW-86 mins,

9:15 AM
SHOW, THE (1927)
In this silent film, a sideshow dancer secretly loves the show's amoral barker.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  John Gilbert , Renée Adorée , Lionel Barrymore .
BW-76 mins,

10:45 AM
WEST OF ZANZIBAR (1928)
In this silent film, a mad African dictator plots revenge on the trader who stole his wife.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Lionel Barrymore , Mary Nolan .
BW-65 mins,

12:00 PM
THIRTEENTH CHAIR, THE (1929)
A phony medium tries to prove her protege innocent of murder.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Conrad Nagel , Leila Hyams , Margaret Wycherly .
BW-73 mins,

1:15 PM
WHERE EAST IS EAST (1929)
An animal trapper in Indochina fights to keep his former mistress from destroying their daughter's life.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney , Lupe Velez , Estelle Taylor .
BW-67 mins,


Tod Browning festival on the 25th.

2:45 PM
FREAKS (1932)
A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget husband.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Wallace Ford , Leila Hyams , Olga Baclanova .
BW-62 mins, CC,

4:00 PM
FAST WORKERS (1933)
Construction workers become romantic rivals.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  John Gilbert , Robert Armstrong , Mae Clarke .
BW-66 mins, CC,

5:15 PM
MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lionel Barrymore , Elizabeth Allen , Lionel Atwill .
BW-61 mins, CC,

6:30 PM
MIRACLES FOR SALE (1939)
A magician turns detective to investigate murder and a phony seance.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Robert Young , Florence Rice , Frank Craven .
BW-71 mins,


26 Tuesday

10:15 PM
WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A (1974)
The pressures of family life drive a woman insane.
Dir: John Cassavetes Cast:  Peter Falk , Gena Rowlands , Lady Rowlands .
C-146 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1:00 AM
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (1986)
The tale of a woman unwilling to settle for any one of her lovers.
Dir: Spike Lee Cast:  Tracy Camilla Johns , Redmond Hicks , John Canada Terrell .
C-84 mins,

2:45 AM
LOSING GROUND (1982)
A philosophy professor responds to her husband's philandering by pursuing fulfillment on her own.
Dir: Kathleen Collins Cast:  Seret Scott , Bill Gunn , Duane Jones .
C-86 mins,


4:15 AM
COME BACK, AFRICA (1959)
A documentary that chronicles the life of a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959.
Dir: Lionel Rogosin Cast:  Zacharia [Mgabi] , Vinah [Mgabi] , Arnold .
BW-86 mins, CC,

30 Saturday

Is that dirt in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? The Great Escape on the 30th


5:00 PM
GREAT ESCAPE, THE (1963)
Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape.
Dir: John Sturges Cast:  Robert Graf , Nigel Stock , Angus Lennie .
C-172 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
NUN'S STORY, THE (1959)
A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.
Dir: Fred Zinnemann Cast:  Audrey Hepburn , Peter Finch , Dame Edith Evans .
C-152 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:45 PM
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
A small-time criminal fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital.
Dir: Milos Forman Cast:  Jack Nicholson , Louise Fletcher , Brad Dourif .
C-134 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

1:15 AM
CARETAKERS, THE (1963)
A progressive psychiatrist clashes with the conservative head nurse at a state institution.
Dir: Hall Bartlett Cast:  Robert Stack , Polly Bergen , Joan Crawford .
BW-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:00 AM
SOME CALL IT LOVING (1973)
A wealthy musician buys a sleeping woman from a carnival but gets a surprise when she awakens.
Dir: James B. Harris Cast:  Zalman King , Carol White , Tisa Farrow .
C-103 mins,

5:00 AM
WILD AT THE WHEEL (1970)
This short film looks at the importance of traffic rules to avoid serious automobile accidents.
Dir: Bob Ellis
C-10 mins,
5:00 AM

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