31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE W’S
March 2, 2017

Wait Until Dark (1967)

Who would terrorize poor, blind, Audrey Hepburn?


Waterloo Bridge (1940)

The personal favorite film of leads Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor.


West Side Story (1961)

One of the few films to have two Best Directors.


What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Watch this movie before FX’s Feud premieres on Sunday night.


White Heat (1949)

If you only can see a little bit of this movie, watch this scene.

JANUARY ON TCM
January 3, 2017

Coming to TCM in January…

 

 

Star of the Month: Jane Wyman (Thursdays in January)

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The Oscar-winning actress, who had a 57-year career in film and television, is the Star of the Month for January, and would have been 100 years old on January 5.  So sit back and watch 45 of her films, including here Oscar-winning performance in 1948’s Johnny Belinda (airing January 12).


TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars (Tuesdays in January)

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TCM presents 31 films featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the clinker.  Three movies are TCM premieres: 1954’s Riot in Cell Block 11, 1980’s Brubaker, and 1985’s Doin’ Time. The film above will air at midnight January 11.


Guest Programmer: Damian Chazzelle (January 18)

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The probable Oscar nominee for the musical La La Land presents four films to the TCM audience: the musicals It’s Always Fair Weather, Meet Me in St. Louis, and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and the non-musical silent City Lights.


Next month is the annual 31 Days of Oscar festival!

SUTS DAY 19-RUBY KEELER
August 19, 2016

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TCM salutes the dancer with 12 films, one of which is a TCM premiere that has to be seen to be believed.  I’ve got my DVR ready to go!  Here are my picks.

Gold Diggers of 1933

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Ruby is the ingenue of a group of aspiring actresses.  It was made during the height of the Great Depression and has an unforgettable final number “Remember My Forgotten Man.”


42nd Street (1933)

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Ruby is a newcomer to Broadway who must go on and star in the show after the leading lady (Bebe Daniels) breaks her ankle the night before the opening.  Choreography by the legendary Busby Berkely.


Footlight Parade (1933)

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Ruby dances with James Cagney.


The Phynx (1970)

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I don’t know what this movie is all about, but it sounds like one hell of a ride.