SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: ELIZABETH TAYLOR

Here we are, the final SUTS day.  To close the festival out is Elizabeth Taylor with 11 films and one documentary.  One of her films, 1973’s Night Watch, is a TCM premiere.

Mariah’s Picks

National Velvet (1944)

Taylor’s breakthrough role.  She got to keep the horse!


Father of the Bride (1950)

Elizabeth is the bride to Spencer Tracy’s father.


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958-10 pm/9 pm c)

Liz throws herself onto husband Paul Newman, but he won’t go for it.

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SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: GEORGE SANDERS

The voice of Shere Khan from the animated version of The Jungle Book has his SUTS day with 13 films, two of which are TCM premieres, Bluebeard’s Ten Honeymoons and A Touch of Larceny; both were released in 1960.

Mariah’s Picks

Village of the Damned (1960)

George has a rare starring role as one of the parents of a group of evil children.


The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945-2 pm/1 pm c)

George is a painter who creates the portrait of Dorian Gray.


Foreign Correspondent (1940-4 pm/3 pm c)

Poor George has to cancel his rumba lessons to hunt down Nazi spies.


A Shot in the Dark (1964-6:15 pm/5:15 pm c)

George is one of the suspects in Peter Sellers’ second movie as Inspector Clouseau.

SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: MARION DAVIES

The silent film star has 13 films on tap today plus a world premiere restoration of 1922’s When Knighthood was in Flower.

Mariah’s Picks

The Patsy (1928-6:30 pm/5:30 pm c)

Marion is the “unfavorite” child in this sorta-Cinderella story.


Show People (1928-10:15 pm/9:15 pm c)

Marion’s Peggy Pepper makes it big in Hollywood as Patricia Pepoire in this send-up of the movie industry.

SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: LESLIE CARON

The still-working French actress has 11 films on tap plus the premiere of a new documentary Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star.

Mariah’s Picks

An American in Paris (1951)

Caron’s movie debut.


Gigi (1958)

Caron is a young woman who is being trained to become a courtesan aka prostitute.


Fanny (1961)

Caron plays a young woman who, after becoming pregnant by her childhood sweetheart, marries an older man who gives her child a name.