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: 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.

SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: GREER GARSON

The lady who has a rose named after her most famous character is the SUTS star on the 24th.  Both films I have selected are available on TCM on Demand and the WATCH TCM app.

Mariah’s Picks

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Garson won her only Oscar out of seven nominations for her portrayal of a woman holding her family together during the early days of WWII.  Garson later married the man who played her oldest son in the film.


Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Greer played Elizabeth Bennett with Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy.

SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: CARY GRANT

TCM Backlot chose Cary Grant as the SUTS star for the 20th.  He has 12 films, all of which are available on TCM on Demand and WATCH TCM app.

Mariah’s Picks

Penny Serenade (1941)

Cary received his first nomination as a struggling news editor who adopts a baby girl with wife Irene Dunne.


Suspicion (1941)

Will Cary murder bride Joan Fontaine?


I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Just watch the film for the scene when Cary is interviewed to be let in the United States


The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Cary is one three suitors vying for Katharine Hepburn’s heart.


Holiday (1938)

Cary is engaged to Katharine Hepburn’s sister, but Hepburn is the better match.


An Affair to Remember (1957)

Cary and Deborah Kerr wait 6 months to see if their shipboard romance is true love.

SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: RICARDO MONTALBAN

Sorry I’m late!

Montalban makes his SUTS debut with 12 films.

Mariah’s Picks

Border Incident (1949-TCM on Demand)

Ricardo is a Mexican policeman who goes undercover to crack down on an illegal immigration racket.  Brutal and fascinating film.


Mystery Street (1950-midnight/11 pm c)

Montalban is a Boston police detective trying to solve the murder of a woman found on the beach.  Film predates CSI.


Battleground (1949-2 am/1 am c)

Ricardo is a WWII soldier from Los Angeles who fights at the Battle of the Bulge.