September is here and that means that it’s time for another look at what is coming up on TCM, as well as what I am excited to see!
The Star of the Month is Susan Hayward! Tune in every Thursday night during September to see such films as The Lusty Men (a personal favorite), Beau Geste, and They Won’t Believe Me. Every Tuesday in September the TCM Spotlight will be on Five Came Back. Based on the 2014 book by Mark Harris, who will be serving as co-host, TCM will showcase 47 films demonstrating how WWI changed and impacted five filmmakers who witnessed it first hand. The films will feature the works of John Huston, William Wyler, Frank Capra, John Ford, and George Stevens, and twenty-seven of the films will be TCM premieres. I am planning on reading Harris’ book during the month to go along with the programming, so hopefully I will be able to have a review up at some point. I am very excited for this TCM Spotlight and cannot wait to see the films TCM has in store.
September 4th is all about W.C. Fields and 100 years in Film. TCM will show four films including It’s A Gift, You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man, and The Bank Dick. September 7th will celebrate the Telluride Film Festival with twenty-four hours devoted to twelve movies and one special in tribute. A major director of the French New Wave moment, Jean-Luc Godard will be featured on September 16th with seven films. James Dean will be the focus on September 25th with eight shows demonstrating his television legacy. On September 30th the TCM Guest Programmer will be Diahann Carroll, whose picks include Claudine, Glory, and Gilda.
The Essentials will feature Now, Voyager, The Nun’s Story, The Red Shoes, and The Man Who Would Be King. TCM Underground is showing The Born Losers, It’s Alive, The Mack, and Hausu. Silent Sunday Nights is back with The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (!!!), Kurutta Ippeiji, The Kid Brother, The Mysterious Lady, He Who Gets Slapped, and Laugh, Clown, Laugh. Finally, TCM Imports will present Hakuchi, The Face of Another, Eyes Without A Face, Amarcord, and The Confession.
Here are some daily themes that look interesting!
September 2nd – George Cukor
September 4th – Hollywood on Hollywood
September 11th – Robert Osborne’s Picks
September 15th – Birthday Tribute to Agatha Christie
September 16th – Divorce Comedies
September 21st – TCM Memorial Tribute: Omar Sharif
September 22nd – Robots
September 23rd – TCM Birthday Tribute to Walter Pidgeon
September 29th – Irene Dunne
Now here are some films that I am excited to see! I will highlight the films that I think are must sees!
September 2nd – A WOMAN’S FACE (1PM EST), IT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU (6:30 PM EST)
September 3rd – BEAU GESTE (8PM EST), ADAM HAD FOUR SONS (10PM EST), MY FOOLISH HEART (5AM EST)
September 4th – THEY WON’T BELIEVE ME (6:45AM EST), SHOW PEOPLE (1:45PM EST), DAVID COPPERFIELD (12:30AM EST)
September 5th – THEODORA GOES WILD (12PM EST)
September 6th – PENNY SERENDADE (8AM EST), BERLIN EXPRESS (10:15AM EST), HEAVEN CAN WAIT (2PM EST), THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (12AM EST)
September 8th – THE LADYKILLERS (6:30AM EST), A CAROL FOR ANOTHER CHRISTMAS (11:45 AM EST)
September 10th – I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE (8PM EST), THE LUSTY MEN (4AM EST)
September 12th – THE MOUSE THAT ROARED (12PM EST)
September 14th – THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE (2:45PM EST)
September 15th – HOW TO OPERATE BEHIND ENEMY LINES (10:30PM EST)
September 17th – I’LL CRY TOMORROW (12AM EST), I WANT TO LIVE! (2:15AM EST)
September 19th – JAMAICA INN (8AM EST), THE RED SHOES (8PM EST)
September 20th – THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (6AM EST), WESTWARD PASSAGE (8:45 AM EST)
September 24th – BUTTERFIELD 8 (6:15AM EST)
September 27th – A TALE OF TWO CITIES (6AM EST), TEA AND SYMPATHY (10:15AM EST), HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (12:15AM EST), LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH (1:30AM EST)
September 28th – WHY BE GOOD? (8PM EST), FIVE AND TEN (12:30AM EST)
September 30th – I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING (11:30AM EST), A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (1:15PM EST)
It looks like it is going to be a great September on TCM! For more monthly guide goodness head over to Speakeasy and see what Kristina has in store this month. Some other great guides come from Angela of The Hollywood Revue, Danny of Pre-Code.com, Cliff from Immortal Ephemera, Laura of Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings, and Lindsey of The Motion Pictures.