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.
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|
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
BW-88 mins, CC,
A governess at a remote estate falls in love with her brooding employer.
BW-96 mins, CC,
Disaster follows a man's discovery that he has a romantic rival.
When her favorite roller disco is threatened with closing, a girl organizes the skaters to save it.
C-104 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
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
Short safety film about dangers associated with earthmoving equipment operation, showing many simulated accidents on construction sites.
|Something bad is in the air for Susan Hayward in I Want to Live!|
True story of the small-time lady crook who fought to escape the gas chamber.
BW-121 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A priest tries to straighten out juvenile delinquents.
BW-102 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A convicted bank robber bargains with his wife's life to escape prison.
A narcotics agent risks his wife's life to investigate a crooked cop.
BW-111 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
BW-87 mins, CC,
A private eye investigates a millionaire's mysterious past before a murderer can get to the witnesses.
|Get your DVR ready for the great Russian war film The Ascent on the 10th.|
Two Soviet soldiers are captured in WWII Belarus.
A Vietnam vet stands alone against a motorcycle gang terrorizing a small town.
C-113 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Motorcycle-riding delinquents take over a small town.
BW-79 mins, CC,
A gas station attendant falls for the girlfriend of a vicious motorcycle gang.
C-95 mins, Letterbox Format
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.|
3:15 AM-GLORY STOMPERS, THE (1967)
A tough motorcycle gang leader abducts a rival and his girlfriend.
Rival motorcycle gangs take over a small town and fight it out.
Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking-it-rich in the Mexican mountains.
BW-126 mins, CC,
The Tramp struggles to live in a modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
BW-87 mins, CC,
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
BW-170 mins, CC,
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|
After a mysterious blackout, the inhabitants of a British village give birth to emotionless, super-powered offspring.
BW-77 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A scientist's experiments open the doorway to a strange and deadly world.
A radioactive dinosaur plots a deadly path to London.
BW-80 mins, Letterbox Format
A scientist's experimental space craft puts him in the path of an intergalactic invasion.
C-103 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Children bred to survive a nuclear holocaust escape from a top-secret military facility.
BW-95 mins, Letterbox Format
A radioactive ooze terrorizes a remote Scottish village.
BW-80 mins, CC,
Astronauts are trapped on a space station with a ticking bomb.
Vladimir Nabokov's racy classic focuses on an aging intellectual in love with a teenager.
BW-153 mins, CC,
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.|
An aging knight uses his wits to survive in war and peace.
The legendary Moor of Venice battles his growing suspicions that his wife is unfaithful.
A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.
BW-107 mins, CC,
Spurred by his wife and a witch's prediction, a samurai murders his lord to steal the throne.
A samurai-for-hire sets the warring factions of a Japanese town against each other.
BW-111 mins, Letterbox Format
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
BW-116 mins, CC,
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|
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
BW-130 mins, CC,
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
BW-123 mins, CC,
A schoolgirl obsessed with her teacher accuses him of molesting her.
BW-113 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Teenagers elope with the help of an aging pickpocket.
C-110 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
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|
In this adaptation of Kafka's classic, a man in a nameless country stands trial for an unnamed crime.
BW-120 mins, CC,
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
Director Orson Welles examines the career of a notorious art forger.
C-88 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor to keep their sanity during wartime.
C-116 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
In this silent film, a young innocent enlists for World War I service but soon learns the horrors of war.
French POWs fight to escape their German captors during World War I.
|Everyone should see Altman's The Long Goodbye|
Detective Phillip Marlowe investigates shady characters involved in a long-lost friend's murder.
C-107 mins, Letterbox Format
A conflicted artist tries to find a sense of purpose in life.
C-89 mins, Letterbox Format
A mad United States General orders an air strike against Russia.
BW-95 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
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
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
The eccentric Time Lord and his companions help a peaceful race fight off murderous mutant robots.
|A mini-festival of Mikio Naruse's sobering visions of life in mid-century Japan on the 31st.|
A single mother struggles to raise her son while working in a bar.
An unhappy wife faces her husband's infidelity.