MAY ON TCM
May 1, 2017

Star of the Month: Clark Gable (Tuesdays in May)

TCM salutes the King of Hollywood with 57 films and 39 of them featuring his mustache!

Mariah’s Picks

It Happened One Night (1934)-Clark Gable takes off his shirt and sales of undershirts plummet.  Oh, he also won a Best Actor Oscar.  May 2 at 8 pm/7c.

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)-one of Gable’s films where he doesn’t have a mustache.  May 2 at 11:30 pm/10:30c.

Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)-Gable and Joan Crawford star in the first of their eight films together.  They also started an on-again-off-again affair that nearly burned down Hollywood. May 9 at 11:30pm/10:30c.

Idiot’s Delight (1939)-Gable sings and dances!  May 10 at 11:45 am/10:45c.

Gone with the Wind (1939)-the public’s only choice for the role of Rhett Butler.  May 23 at 8pm/7c.

The Misfits (1961)-Gable and Marilyn Monroe’s final film.  May 30 at 12:15 am/11:15 pm c.


TCM Spotlight: Creature Features (Thursdays in May)

TCM pays homage to the creatures that gave us nightmares with 24 films, 5 of them are TCM premieres.

Mariah’s Picks

King Kong (1933)-the first Kong is always the best Kong. May 4 at 11:15 pm/10:15c.

Them! (1954)-giant ants attack in New Mexico!  May 18 at 8pm/7c.

Gojira aka Godzilla (1954)-the film that started it all. May 18 at 9:45pm/8:45c.


Happy 50th Anniversary: 1967 (May 12 and May 19)

TCM celebrates one of the most important years in film history with 11 films airing on two consecutive Friday nights.

Mariah’s Picks

The Graduate-would you believe they tried to get Doris Day to play Mrs. Robinson?! May 12 at 8pm/7c.

In the Heat of the Night-Rod Stieger and Sidney Poitier try to solve a murder in Mississippi. May 12 at 10pm/9c.

Cool Hand Luke-Paul Newman eats a ton of eggs. May 19 at 8pm/7c.

Wait Until Dark-this is why Alan Arkin didn’t win any awards. You don’t terrorize Audrey Hepburn, especially a blind Audrey Hepburn. May 20 at 4am/3c.


Mother’s Day (May 14)

ALERT: DO NOT MOTHER THIS CHILD. May 14 at 2pm/1c.

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31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE M’S
February 22, 2017

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Orson Welles’ other masterpiece.


The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Considered one of the first film noirs and the directorial debut of John Huston.


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.


Mildred Pierce (1945)

Before you watch Jessica Lange play Crawford in FX’s Feud, watch her Oscar-winning performance and discover how the shoulder pads trend started.

 

SUTS DAY 21-BETTE DAVIS
August 21, 2016

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Today is Miss Davis’s day with 12 films on the docket.  Here are my picks:

The Letter (1940)

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Bette was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal as the murderous Leslie Crosbie who kills her lover and is blackmailed by the deceased man’s widow (Gale Sondergaard).  One of the greatest openings in American cinema.


Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

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Bette terrorizes handicapped sister Joan Crawford in this thriller.  Next year ,we will see Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon take on the roles of Crawford and Davis, respectively during the making of Jane.


The Little Foxes (1941)

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Watch Bette and her two brothers (Charles Dingle and Carl Benton Reid) tear each other apart over their daddy’s money.