Here are some of the upcoming items of note for TCM in June!
The Star of the Month is Pin-Up Girls and on June 3rd you can catch Betty Grable in the TCM premiere of 1944’s PIN UP GIRL!
This is the Summer of Darkness on TCM with every Friday in June showcasing various film noir. Totaling fifty-three films this month, the Summer of Darkness will show such gems as BORN TO KILL, NIGHTMARE ALLEY, GUN CRAZY, THE STRANGER, DARK PASSAGE, and many more!
Sundays in June you can attend TCM Movie Camp for four entertaining and family friendly films like CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and MR BUG GOES TO TOWN. The TCM Movie Camp will also show STEAMBOAT BILL, JR and MONSTER ZERO.
June 1st is all about Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward with six of their films being shown, including PICNIC and RALLY ‘ROUND THE FLAG BOYS! June 4th will feature eight films about the fictional British hero created in 1920 by H.C. Mcneill, Bulldog Drummond. June 18th is all about giant marauding creatures and will bring viewers six movies of bug and beast smashing goodness to enjoy. Guest programmer Edgar Wright will choose four movies on June 23rd, among them DAMES and O LUCKY MAN!
This month The Essentials will show THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, BULLITT, HERE COMES MR JORDAN, and THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. TCM Underground presents MIAMI CONNECTION, THE MANITOU, VIGILANTE, and TWICE UPON A TIME. Silent Sunday Nights is back with SCARAMOUCHE, GREED, SHERLOCK HOLMES, and THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC. And don’t forget TCM Imports which will feature RASHOMON, ZERO FOCUS, THE CASTLE OF SAND, RED DESERT, and BAND OF OUTSIDERS.
Here are some daily themes worth keeping in mind this June!
June 1st – Birthday Tribute to Frank Morgan
June 8th – WWII Thrillers
June 11th – Starring Richard Dix
June 16th – Robert Osborne’s Picks
June 18th – Birthday Tribute to Jeannette MacDonald
June 23rd – Tuesdays with Monty (Montgomery Clift)
This month I am doing something a little different with my movie “check-out” suggestions. Here are some films that I am looking forward to seeing for the first time!
June 1st – A LOST LADY (6:30AM EST) Frank Morgan and Barbara Stanwyck? Yes please!, TROUBLE FOR TWO (1:45PM EST) Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell in a film about a prince who gets mixed up in a suicide club right before he gets married…tell me you aren’t intrigued.
June 2nd – SPLIT SECOND (11:45PM EST) Escaped cons holding hostages in a ghost town that is the target of a nuclear test!
June 3rd – THE KILLERS (2AM EST) Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner in film noir heaven.
June 5th – M (6AM EST) After reading Citizen Screen’s post about this film I am intrigued to see it!
June 8th – I SEE A DARK STRANGER (2:30AM EST) I can’t wait to see this film about reading about it on Nitrate Diva’s blog!
June 10th – WITHOUT LYING DOWN (6AM EST) A documentary about the women who helped shape Hollywood by taking on traditionally “male” roles such as writing, directing, and producing.
June 14th – RUGGLES OF RED GAP (8AM EST) Basically I want to see this because it has Charles Ruggles and Charles Laughton in it.
June 15th – THE FALLEN IDOL (12PM EST) A boy thinks that the servant he idolizes has committed a murder..bonus Ralph Richardson, HEAVEN CAN WAIT (8PM EST) Ernst Lubitsch directing Gene Tierney and Don Ameche.
June 19th – HOLLOW TRIUMPH (8PM EST) Paul Henrid stars as a crook on the run posing as a psychiatrist.
June 22nd – JEANNE EAGLES (8PM EST) A biopic of the famed actress starring Kim Novak!
June 26th – THEY WON’T BELIEVE ME! (8AM EST), LADY IN THE LAKE (11AM EST), POSSESSED (2:45PM EST), THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (8PM EST), Basically just call in sick and stay home to watch TCM Summer of Darkness all day because this is awesome!
June 27th – THE MOON AND SIXPENCE (10PM EST) A film loosely based on the life of Gaugin but I am excited to hear the melodic tones of both Herbert Marshall and George Sanders in the same film!
Also, just pointing out that my favorite movie, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, is being shown on June 30th at 1PM EST…which also happens to be my birthday!