October 2015 Highlights for Turner Classic Movies

October looks to be a great month for viewing on TCM!  Here are some previews of what is coming up, as well as some things that I am excited to see!

The Star of the Month is David Niven!  Every Tuesday night in October will feature his films including one of my favorites A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (aka STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN).  Fridays this October are devoted to TCM Horror.  Twenty-five films such as THE HAUNTING, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE, and THE BAD SEED.  There will also be a documentary entitled MARTIN SCORSESE PRESENTS, VAL LEWTON: THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS.  Silent film fans will want to make a note to set their DVRs for October 18th.  TCM is hosting a night of premieres with four silent films recently found which had been believed to be lost.  These films are THE GRIM GAME, SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE ROUND-UP, and THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.  Nathan Lane will be the TCM Guest Programmer this month and on October 21st will present his four picks which include ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, BEING THERE, and CITY LIGHTS.  Treasures from the Disney Vault will be on display on October 28th with seven films and five shorts.

The big news is that the TCM Spotlight for October is on Trail-Blazing Women; Behind the Movies, Ahead of Their Time which will be hosted by Ileana Douglas.  Tuesdays and Thursdays in October are devoted to women filmmakers with a display of fifty-four movies.  The movies will range from six films by the very first female director, Alice Blanche Guy, to THE HURT LOCKER by Kathryn Bigelow.  Some viewers might be surprised at the more “modern” films show by TCM during this spotlight but I think it is important to note that after the silent film era, women were mostly pushed out of positions of influence and power in films by men.  It wasn’t until more modern times that more and more women had positions that gave them creative input into films, although even today female filmmakers are facing issues of discrimination and prejudice in the field.  I am very excited to see this spotlight and can’t wait to help celebrate the influence of women in the movie making world.  TCM also has a terrific website for the event which can be found here.

This month The Essentials will show THE WIND, NINOTCHKA, ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, I REMEMBER MAMA, and THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY.  TCM Underground is showing RATTLERS, THE SWARM, STREET FIGHTER, THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART II and PART III, SIX MEN GETTING SICK, THE ALPHABET, THE GRANDMOTHER, THE AMPUTEE Version 1 and 2, PREMONITION FOLLOWING AN EVIL DEED, DUMBLAND, and TWICE UPON A TIME.  October is my Month of Silents and so I will definitely be watching Silent Sunday Nights’ offerings with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, DR. JEKYLL and MR. HYDE, THE GRIM GAME, SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE ROUND-UP, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, BABY PEGGY: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, and THE FAMILY SECRET.  Finally, TCM Imports is featuring LA CHIENNE, THE GRIM REAPER, NO END, and ANDREI RUBLEV.


Here are some daily themes to keep an eye out for!

October 2nd – Bob Hope and TCM Horror: Haunted Houses

October 4th – William Wyler Westerns

October 6th – Billie Burke

October 7th – TCM Birthday Tribute to June Allyson

October 8th – What a Character – Jack Oakie

October 9th – TCM Horror: Rogue Body Parts

October 12th – Treacherous Spouses

October 14th – TCM Birthday Tribute: Lillian Gish and Robert Osborne’s Picks

October 15th – TCM Birthday Tribute: Mervyn Leroy

October 16th – Happy Birthday!  Angela Lansbury 

October 18th – Lost & Found

October 24th – Starring Oskar Homolka

October 28th – All-Star Casts

October 30th – Hammer Horror Festival

October 31st – Happy Halloween


Here are some films that I am planning to check out in October.  I will highlight the ones that I think you can’t miss!

October 3rd – SABOTAGE AGENT (6 AM EST), THE WIND (8 PM EST), WOMEN IN THE WIND (1 AM EST)

October 4th – SUSAN AND GOD (6 AM EST), THE KILLERS (12 PM EST), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (12:45 AM EST), SCARLET STREET (4 AM EST)

October 5th – RACHEL AND THE STRANGER (3 PM EST), RAFFLES (8 PM EST), BACHELOR MOTHER (9:30 PM EST)

October 6th – DODSWORTH (6:15 AM EST), THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE (8 AM EST), THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (10 AM EST), DINNER AT EIGHT (4:30 PM EST)

October 9th – THE GENERAL (6 AM EST), BERLIN EXPRESS (12 PM EST)

October 10th – THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS (6 AM EST), THE LAVENDER HILL MOB (10 PM EST)

October 11th – DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (12:30 AM EST)

October 12th – SUSPICION (9:30 AM EST), A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (8 PM EST), ENCHANTMENT (3:45 AM EST)

October 13th – STRANGERS MAY KISS (10:30 AM EST)

October 15th – GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (9:45 AM EST)

October 17th – THE PETRIFIED FOREST (10 PM EST)

October 19th – MY MAN GODFREY (11:15 PM EST)

October 21st – THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (6:45 AM EST)

October 22nd – STORM IN A TEACUP (10 AM EST)

October 25th – THE MAD MISS MANTON (6:15 AM EST), KINGS ROW (7:45 AM EST), THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (4 PM EST)

October 26th – THE ROBIN HOOD OF EL DORADO (3:30 PM EST), MURDER BY DEATH (4:30 AM EST)

October 31st – BEDLAM (5:30 AM EST)


Some great programming coming up in October!  As always head over to Speakeasy and see what picks Kristina has for this month!

September 2015 Highlights for Turner Classic Movies

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.

The Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: A MOVIE A DAY GUIDE

This post is part of the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Kristen over at Journeys In Classic Film.  Be sure to check out new entries all month long!

Every summer I can’t wait until August because it means only one thing…Summer Under the Stars on TCM!  This is a fabulous month long celebration of stars, with each day featuring the films of just one actor or actress.  Not only can you find new talent and films to love but if your favorite star is being featured you have the perfect excuse to call in sick at work.  As part of the celebratory month-long Summer Under the Stars Blogathon I am doing something a little different for my monthly guide to TCM.  Instead of talking about all the films feature this month, I am going to pick one film each day to recommend to all of you to check out.  Here we go!


August 1st – Gene Tierney

THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR

This was a tough one because LAURA is also on today, but I have to go with this ghostly love story.  This film is sexy, romantic, funny, smart, and just everything you could want in a film.  Rex Harrison is very handsome and dashing as the brash sea captain from beyond the grave but this movie really belongs to Gene Tierney.  She has never looked lovelier and her character is tough, smart, and witty.  Don’t miss this one!


August 2nd – Olivia de Havilland

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

Another tough call, since I would like to tell you to watch IT’S LOVE I’M AFTER as well, but this is my pick.  This is the first classic film I remember watching and falling in love with, and it is still such a fun movie!  The chemistry between Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland cannot be matched, the costumes are fabulous, the fights are exciting, and this is just a terrific film.  You must see this film!


August 3rd – Adolphe Menjou

MEN CALL IT LOVE

A lesser known pre-code but one that deserves to be seen.  I have looking out for this one since I read Karen of Shadows and Satin’s post about it.  High society shenanigans mixed with pre-code goodness, make sure to watch this little known gem…I know I will be!


August 4th – Teresa Wright

MRS. MINIVER

This is the classic film with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon about a British family during WWII.  Moving and poignant this is must see film that seems to be not as well known today outside of classic film fans.  It is followed by THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES if you want to stick around for that one as well…


August 5th – Fred Astaire

THE GAY DIVORCEE

There are so many Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films showing on August 5th, but this is one that doesn’t seem to get as much airplay as TOP HAT, SWING TIME, and SHALL WE DANCE.  Tune in for Fred and Ginger, stay for Eric Blore and Everett Edward Horton ordering breakfast by the pool.


August 6th – Michael Caine

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

John Huston’s epic starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine as two con men trying to take over a remote land in Asia full of treasure.  I haven’t seen this film for years but it is a terrific film, great popcorn movie, and one not to be missed.


August 7th – Katharine Hepburn

BRINGING UP BABY

While not everyone likes this screwball comedy, especially Katharine Hepburn’s zany heiress, I have always found it a great deal of fun.  Also, I love the chemistry between Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.  While I enjoy her films with Spencer Tracy, I always felt that she held herself back while acting alongside the man she loved perhaps diminishing her impact to make sure he came out on top.  But here she goes all out and Cary Grant keeps pace while we get to join in the fun.


August 8th – Raymond Massey 

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Raymond Massey is creepy as all get out in this zany comedy.  He and Peter Lorre play off each other brilliantly, and Raymond Massey even spoofs himself.  Lots of fun and another chance to laugh along with Cary Grant.  CHAAAAAARRRRGGGEE!!


August 9th – Robert Walker

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

Robert Walker is SO CREEPY  in this Hitchcock film.  He starts off as just a little odd and transforms into something truly diabolical.  What starts as a conversation between two strangers about who in their lives they would like to kill (like you do) takes a very dark turn in this suspenseful thriller.


August 10th – Joan Crawford

FORSAKING ALL OTHERS

Joan Crawford’s pairings with Clark Gable are somewhat legendary, so that chance to see one which also co-stars Robert Montgomery is too good to pass up!  Add to that W. S. Van Dyke directs this tale of a woman pursuing the wrong man for twenty years…how can you pass that up?


August 11th – Rex Ingram

CABIN IN THE SKY

This Vincent Minnelli film was notable for its time due to it having an all African-American cast.  A musical retelling of Faust, Minelli and Arthur Freed sought the opinion of African-American community leaders before proceeding with this film.  While there are some racial stereotypes present in the film, when picking the film for this date I wanted to find one that really had Rex Ingram in the forefront of the cast, rather than a supporting player.


August 12th – Robert Mitchum

THE LUSTY MEN

I saw this film a few months ago and was completely blown away.  Directed by Nicholas Ray and co-starring a phenomenal Susan Hayward, this is a film that I didn’t expect to like but ended up loving it!  This one stuck with me for days after and I think it will do the same for you.


August 13th – Ann-Margret

BYE BYE BIRDIE

How could I not?  This was the first film I ever saw Ann-Margret in and it is still the one that I think of every time I see her.  And the fact that Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke are in it doesn’t hurt, and neither does the music!


August 14th – Groucho Marx

DOUBLE DYNAMITE

OK, hear me out on this one.  Yes, there are Marx Brothers films on this day.  Yes, I could recommend them.  But I would rather take this opportunity to point out a film that stars Groucho Marx being someone other than Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers and this film is actually pretty fun!  Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, and Groucho Marx in a story of a banker who gets a reward for saving a gangster’s life but can’t tell where he got the money from, this one might just surprise you.


August 15th – Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

UNION DEPOT

A pre-code that also co-stars Joan Blondell, this is a really great film.  The story of a con man who finds a suitcase of money at a train station and must decide what to do with it.  Definitely make sure to see this one.


August 16th – Patricia Neal

A FACE IN THE CROWD

Andy Rooney as you have never seen him before.  Patricia Neal as a female television executive who turns a homespun folk singer into a huge media sensation, and the destruction that follows.  Watch this film.


August 17th – Lee J. Cobb

ON THE WATERFRONT

This is the movie that shaped how I see Lee J. Cobb.  I love this film, definitely one of my favorites.  So, allow me to personally recommend this film for your viewing pleasure.  Elia Kazan’s film of corruption and gangs on the docks is essential viewing.


August 18th – Vivien Leigh

WATERLOO BRIDGE

An emotional and at times shocking film, this is a remake of a pre-code film but it does not lessen the impact.  Vivien Leigh is lovely and powerful as a ballerina who turns to the world’s oldest profession after her fiancé is reported among the dead during WWI.


August 19th – John Wayne

THE QUIET MAN

John Ford’s story of an Irish ex-boxer who retires to Ireland and searches for a wife, whose dowry causes more issues than expected, pairs John Wayne with one of his best co-stars, Maureen O’Hara.  The part of me that is Irish (50% of me) hopes you will tune in for this film.


August 20th – Mae Clarke

THE PUBLIC ENEMY

If you know Mae Clarke then you know why this movie is famous.  The grapefruit.  We will say no more except that if you read the new William Wellman biography then you will read a story about how this scene was devised.  Apparently Wellman wanted to do the same to his wife of the time but restrained himself, and so surprised Mae Clarke the next day by having James Cagney do it to her instead.


August 21st – Alan Arkin

WAIT UNTIL DARK

Alan Arkin creeps me out because of this movie.  Watch this film and then tell me if you won’t look at him a little differently afterwards.  My father saw this movie in a theater packed with women and when THAT PART happened he said the roof came off the building.  I totally believe it.


August 22nd – Marlene Dietrich

KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOR

You guys.  This movie.  This movie, you guys!  I LOVE this movie.  Robert Donat being fabulous.  Marlene Dietrich being amazing.  These two smolder, they honestly smolder.  This film about a British spy attempting to help a countess escape the newly formed Soviet Union and it is so so SO good.  See this!


August 23rd – Debbie Reynolds

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

Come on.  What else?  Even if you know all the words to all the songs it doesn’t matter, this is just fun.  Admit it, you are hearing “Good Morning, good morning to you” in your head right now.


August 24th – Warren Oates

RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY

Quintessential western that also stars Joal McCrea tells the story of two aging gunslingers who agree to help transport gold from a remote mining town.


August 25th – Virginia Bruce

KONGO

One of the darkest pre-code films that I have ever seen.  This talkie remake of WEST OF ZANZIBAR stars John Huston as you have never seen him.  Virginia Bruce does an impressive job of showing the transformation of pure and naive girl to broken down and debased woman.  Not for the faint of heart.


August 26th – Greta Garbo

GRAND HOTEL

An amazing cast in an amazing film showing the struggles and heartache of guests at a high end Berlin hotel.  Greta Garbo is stunning as a fall prima ballerina who really just wants to be left alone.


August 27th – Monty Woolley

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

I get ridiculously happy when I see Monty Woolley in the opening credits for a film.  Things get exponentially better when he comes on screen.  THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER is an extremely funny film and it is totally Monty Woolley’s film.  Must watch!


August 28th – Ingrid Bergman

GASLIGHT

This is such a great film and Ingrid Bergman is so terrific in it.  Charles Boyer is suitably charming and creepy as the man who has something up his sleeve when it comes to his wife, and Joseph Cotten is dashing as the man trying to find out what it is before it is too late.  Ingrid Bergman holds this whole film together and is such a powerhouse in it.


August 29th – George C. Scott

PATTON

When I think George C. Scott, I think PATTON.  Everyone knows the opening scene but do you know the rest of the story?


August 30th – Gary Cooper

MEET JOHN DOE

Yes it is a Frank Capra film, and all that that entails, but I really like this film.  Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck have such terrific chemistry that you can’t help but fall in love with them.  Gary Cooper is sympathetic an endearing as the tramp turned national hero, fighting against the corporate machine that seeks to use him.


August 31st – Shelley Winters

LOLITA

This film is pretty iconic but you might not have seen it yet.  Take some time and see James Mason as a man with desires on his pre-pubescent stepdaughter and Shelley Winters as the mother who cannot or will not see the truth.


So there are my picks for Summer Under the Stars!  These are films that I would personally recommend or seek out for viewing, but they are by no means the only films worth watching in August.  There are so many fabulous films to see and I hope the films mentioned here serve as a starting point for your viewing!

July 2015 Highlights for Turner Classic Movies

As the summer rolls on here is some of what is worth looking into on TCM, as well as what I am excited to see!

The Star of the Month is Shirley Temple and you can catch some of her best films every Monday night.  To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Technicolor TCM will be showing 25 movies over July 7th and 8th including THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (a personal favorite of mine), THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, GENTLEMAN PREFER BLONDES, and THE LEOPARD.  The Summer of Darkness continues with a total of 68 great film noirs this month which you can catch every Friday.  July 15th will feature six films for the UCLA Archive Tribute and July 30th will honor the AFI Life Achievement Awardee Steve Martin with two films, a special, and an interview.  Joan Collins is the guest programmer for the month and she will introduce her four films on July 22nd which include BOOM TOWN, THE OPPOSITE SEX, and THE WOMEN.  July 28th will feature the documentaries of Les Blank and will show eleven of his films.


This month The Essentials will feature YANKEE DOODLE DANDY, THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, THE CANDIDATE, and SWING TIME.  The Movie Camp continues with DUCK SOUP, ODDBALL MOVIE SHORTS, METROPOLIS, and THE THIEF OF BAGDAD.  TCM Underground presents CLEOPATRA JONES, CLEOPATRA JONES AND THE CASINO OF GOLD, BAYOU, ALICE SWEET ALICE, VANISHING POINT, and GREASED LIGHTNING.  Silent Sunday Nights returns with THE THANHOUSER STUDIO AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN CINEMA, THE CRY OF THE CHILDREN, PETTICOAT CAMP, THE EVIDENCE OF THE FILM, GRANDMA’S BOY, FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE, SPIONE, and THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE.  Finally, TCM Imports will show DONKEY SKIN, THE UNIVERSE OF JACQUES DEMY, IVAN’S CHILDHOOD, YOUNG TORLESS, and CRIA CUERVOS.


Here are some daily themes that look interesting for July!

July 5th – Anti-War Comedies

July 11th – Going Hungary

July 12th – Good Things Come In Small Packages

July 14th – Mail-Order Brides

July 15th – Barbara Stanwyck In The 30’s (!!!!)

July 19th – Frtiz Lang

July 22nd – Spencer Tracy

July 25th – Cold Feet

July 27th – Magicians and Hypnotists

July 29th – TCM Birthday Tribute William Powell


Here are some films that I am looking forward to seeing for the first time!

July 3rd – THE WINDOW (9:45PM EST)

July 7th – DOCTOR X (8:30AM EST)

July 9th – MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA (1:30PM EST)

July 10th – A WOMAN’S SECRET (7:30PM EST)

July 14th – THE PURCHASE PRICE (9:30PM EST), WESTWARD THE WOMEN (12:45AM EST)

July 15th – SO BIG (8:45AM EST), EVER IN MY HEART (11:45AM), LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT (1PM EST), THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (12:30AM EST)

Clearly I need to just stay home and watch TCM from July 14th-15th…

July 17th – TOO LATE FOR TEARS (8PM EST), THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS (10PM EST)

July 21st – STAR OF MIDNIGHT (1935)

July 23rd – WITHOUT RESERVATIONS (11:30AM EST), TOMORROW IS FOREVER (1:30PM EST)

July 25th – PICNIC (6PM EST)

July 29th – ONE WAY PASSAGE (7:15AM EST)

July 30th – FORSAKING ALL OTHERS (9:30AM EST)


Now a new feature that I am trying out this month!  Here are five picks for films that I strongly suggest you check out!

5.) THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, July 5th at 12PM EST – Simply one of the best films about soldiers returning home from war ever made

4.) THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, July 7th at 8:30AM EST – This film was the first classic film that I remember watching and getting swept away in, a personal favorite

3.) CLASH BY NIGHT, July 24th at 11:15 AM EST – Love this Fritz Lang film, Barbara Stanwyck is amazing

2.) NIGHT NURSE, July 15th at 7:30AM EST – Barbara Stanwyck at her pre-code best in this William Wellman film

1.) BALL OF FIRE, July 12th at 4PM EST – Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper directed by Howard Hawks in this terrific film about a nightclub singer who teaches a bunch of professors about music while hiding out from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend

Can you tell I am excited about all the Barbara Stanwyck on TCM this month?


Be sure to check out Kristina’s monthly guide over at Speakeasy!

June 2015 Highlights for Turner Classic Movies

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!

March 2015 Highlights for Turner Classic Movies

As the 31 Days of Oscars draws to a close, Turner Classic Movies goes back to more regularly scheduled programming.  Here is what is coming up in March as well as some things I think you should check out!


The Star of the Month for March is the lovely Ann Sothern!  Possibly best known for the Maisie films, Ann Sothern will be highlighted every Wednesday night in March starting at 8PM EST.  Guest Programmer Robin Quivers will present her four movie choices on March 10th, ranging from A PLACE IN THE SUN to THE PHILADELPHIA STORY.  Fridays in March will showcase Roadshow Musicals and March 15th will bring out Treasures from the Disney Vault.  Director Bert I. Gordon will be highlighted on March 19th with seven of his films, including THE CYCLOPS from 1957.  March 24th will be all about Alan Arkin, showing four movies and one documentary of Alan Arkin’s interview from the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival.  I am really excited for March 26th when TCM features an evening of Hammer Noir.  A night of premieres from the Hammer Film Company in England, TCM will bring us THE GAMBLER AND THE LADY, PAID TO KILL, DEAD ON COURSE, and HEAT WAVE.


The Essentials will bring us ROMAN HOLIDAY, THE MORE THE MERRIER, NOW, VOYAGER, and THE PRISONER OF ZENDA.  TCM Underground is showing THE VISITOR, THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, CIAO! MANHATTAN, and BONE.  Silent Sunday Nights are back with FROM HAND TO MOUTH, HIGH AND DIZZY, GET OUT AND GET UNDER, I DO, THE HOODLUM, and THE PENALTY.  Finally, TCM Imports will feature DIARY OF A PREGNANT WOMAN, DU COTE DE LA COTE, LE BONHEUR, TORMENT, MISS JULIE, and TRISTANA.


Now, here are some films that I am planning to check out in March and I think you might enjoy them too! March 1st – GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 6:30AM EST Part of my ten classic movies for 2015 list this is an essential pre-code that I definitely plan on checking out!, THE MUSIC MAN 2PM EST I am a sucker for a good musical and I have fond memories of watching this as a kid. March 3rd – NOW, VOYAGER 2:45 PM EST See title of this blog…need we say more? March 5th – A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH 12:15 PM EST A great movie about a pilot played by David Niven who argues with the angels for a chance to keep on living, ARROWSMITH 8PM EST Ronald Colman in a dramatic pre-code about a doctor finding his true calling in spite of personal tragedy, THE SIN OF MADELON CLAUDET 2 AM EST The story of a woman taking to the streets to provide for her illegitimate son is just too enticing of a pre-code to miss. March 7th – AN ACT OF MURDER 8AM EST Another film that intrigues me…Frederic March playing a judge who is considering mercy killing his brain cancer striken wife. March 8th – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 2PM EST Gregory Peck is Atticus Finch, THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR I saw this movie years ago and it is a very lovely and haunting tale of a woman who falls in love with a ghostly sea-captain, TOPPER 10PM EST Another one from my ten classic film list and this one has Cary Grant and Constance Bennett in it! March 9th – LIFE BEGINS 6:45 AM EST A pre-code maternity ward with Loretta Young, MARY STEVENS, MD 8AM EST The great Kay Francis in a great pre-code melodrama, A CHILD IS BORN 9:15AM EST I saw the end of this movie some time ago and now I need to see how it starts! March 10th – BORN YESTERDAY 12:30AM EST Judy Holiday is fantastic as a dizzy girlfriend of a crooked business man who learns how to improve herself and William Holden, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 2:30AM EST This is one of my all time favorite movies ever so I must watch. March 11th  – MAISIE 8PM EST The first of a night of Maisie films with Ann Sothern and since I have never seen any of them I might as well start here! March 13th – THE BOWERY BOYS MEET THE MONSTERS 3:30PM EST I have heard a lot about the Bowery Boys but have yet to see a film so I will be checking this one out. March 14th – THE BIG CLOCK 8:15 AM EST Ray Milland and Charles Laughton and someone is getting framed for murder. March 15th – DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE 8PM EST I remember watching this with my sister as a kid and I can’t wait to see it again! March 18th – A KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR 12PM EST A fantastic film with Robert Donat and Marlene Dietrich, very romantic and exciting movie about a British spy helping a Soviet countess escape communist Russia, THE CITADEL 2PM EST Robert Donat and Rosalind Russell in a  film about a doctor tempted to give up his ideals for money. March 19th – CHRISTOPHER STRONG 10AM EST Part of a morning dedicated to Katherine Hepburn this is a pre-code film I have been meaning to catch, a story about an aviatrix and her affair with a married man. March 20th – HIGHWAY 301 10AM EST Kristina at Speakeasy wrote a great review of this film and inspired me to want to see it, 42ND STREET 1;15PM I can’t believe that I have never seen this definitive backstage musical! March 21st – ENCHANTMENT 12AM EST I heard about this film starring David Niven and Teresa Wright on a Warner Archive Podcast and I was intrigued…looking forward to check it out. March 22nd – PRIMROSE PATH 6AM EST Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea in a film about a girl from a family of prostitutes who tries to hide her past from her new husband. March 26th – THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS BRIDE, THE CASE OF THE LUCKY LEGS, THE CASE OF THE VELVET CLAWS, THE CASE OF THE BLACK CAT, THE CASE OF THE STUTTERING BISHOP 1PM EST to 6:30PM EST A full afternoon of Perry Mason movies, yes please! March 29th – I TAKE THIS WOMAN 6 AM EST Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr in a story of a doctor’s marriage to a European refugee and the threat it places on his practice, HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE 2:15PM Another favorite movie that I remember watching with my sister. These are just a few of the terrific films coming in March to TCM!  Let me know what ones you are looking forward to!  Here are some suggestions for movies in March from Danny at Pre-Code.com, Kristina at Speakeasy, Laura and her musings, and Cliff from Immortal Ephemera.

February 2015 Highlights for Turner Classic Movies

February is here and with it comes TCM’s 31 DAYS OF OSCAR.  This is a month that divides some TCM fans, some preferring to stick to the classics from before 1970 and others welcoming the more modern “classics” of the recent Oscars.  Regardless of your feelings about 31 DAYS OF OSCAR there are still some great films showing on TCM this month.  Here is a quick round-up of the offerings to be had!


31 Days of Oscar

Every night TCM will highlight a different year of the Oscars starting on February 1st with 1927-1930.  The greatest year of the golden age of Hollywood, i.e. 1939, will be featured on February 6th.  Here are some great movies being shown as part of the 31 Days of Oscar, in my opinion, as well as some I am looking forward to checking out!

February 4th (1936-1937) – SWING TIME 8PM EST, THE AWFUL TRUTH 10PM EST

February 5th (1938) – THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD 8PM EST

February 7th (1940-1942) – THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 8PM EST, HERE COMES MR. JORDAN 10PM EST, MRS. MINIVER 2AM EST

February 8th (1942-1944) – GASLIGHT 12AM EST, WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2AM EST

February 9th (1944-1946) – THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 8PM EST, LAURA 1AM EST, MILDRED PIERCE 3AM EST

February 10th (1946-1947) – THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER 2:45AM EST

February 12th (1949-1951) – BORN YESTERDAY 1:30AM EST

February 13th (1951-1953) – HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE 8PM EST

February 14th (1954-1956) – MARTY 1AM EST

February 15th (1957-1958) – I WANT TO LIVE! 1AM EST

February 18th (1960-1962) – THE APARTMENT 8PM EST

February 24th (1979) – A LITTLE ROMANCE 8PM EST

February 25th (1980-1985) – OUT OF AFRICA 12AM EST


Here are some other movies being shown in February that I am interested in, or that I think are worthy of a look!

February 5th – MANHATTAN MELODRAMA 6AM EST How I have not seen this film, the one that got John Dillinger killed, I do not know but I intend to see it this month!  Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and William Powell!, LITTLE CAESAR 9:30AM EST Edward G. Robinson’s iconic pre-code gangster film

February 10th – AFTER THE THIN MAN 4PM EST I love all movies in the Thin Man series and this one has Jimmy Stewart in it!

February 11th – CAPTAIN BLOOD 11:45AM EST Nothing beats a good Errol Flynn/Olivia de Havilland swashbuckler…nothing

February 13th – WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? It seems somehow fitting that this movie is being shown on Friday the 13th…Bette David and Joan Crawford at their campy horror best

February 14th – VIVACIOUS LADY 6:30AM EST  I recently got this movie from the Warner Archive and can’t wait to see it, Ginger Rogers and Jimmy Stewart and Beulah Bondi, LIBELED LADY 8:15AM EST Can’t wait to see this one for the first time, Spencer Tracy and Myrna Loy are always great but I am interested to see a post-code Jean Harlow, HOLIDAY 10AM EST I think this is one of my favorite Katherine Hepburn movies and Cary Grant makes it magical

February 15th – THE BLUE DAHLIA 2:30PM EST This one intrigues me with Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake, a man fighting to prove he didn’t kill his wife…I’ll be watching, KEY LARGO 6PM EST Bogie and Bacall with gangsters in the middle of a hurricane…fantastic film

February 19th – WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION 12:30PM EST This is a really interesting and fun film directed by Billy Wilder, Marlene Dietrich as the wife who might have more to do with the murder her husband is on trial for and Charles Laughton as the lawyer defending him

February 20th – I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAN GANG 10AM EST Paul Muni and Glenda Farrell in a pre-code film about what happens to a WWI veteran sentenced to a chain gang, I have been meaning to see this film for some time and I can’t wait to do that this month, WHITE HEAT 11:30AM EST James Cagney is a twisted gangster with mommy issues, I watched this some years ago and you really can’t take you eyes off him

February 21st – THE PRODUCERS 6:15PM I’m wearing a cardboard belt!

February 24th – BERKLEY SQUARE 5PM A lovely film with Leslie Howard as a young man transported back in time to meet his ancestors during the American Revolution, IT HAPPENED TOMORROW 6:30PM EST The premise of this one got me, a newspaper editor who writes headlines that predict the future is too good to resist

February 25th – MISTER ROBERTS 5:45 PM EST Just a great film that should be seen, Henry Fonda with Jack Lemmon and James Cagney

February 28th – THE NARROW MARGIN 12:45PM I recently posted about this great noir that shows how B movies should be made, make sure to catch this one


If you are looking for more suggestions about what to catch on TCM this month, Kristina at Speakeasy has a great round-up to check out!  And because I love pre-codes…here is Danny at Pre-code.com‘s list of what movies are coming up this month.  Finally, here are some musings from Laura on what to see in February!


January 2015 Highlights on Turner Classic Movies

Taking a page from other bloggers (Speakeasy and ImmortalEmphemera to name two), I am going to try my hand at offering some suggestions and highlights from the January 2015 schedule for Turner Classic Movies!

The Star of the Month for January is Robert Redford and TCM will be showing his films every Tuesday starting at 8PM for the entire month.  Friday Night Spotlight for this month will focus on the films of Neil Simon, showing a total of seventeen films every Friday in January.  On January 12th the daytime spotlight will be on Luise Rainer, the two time Oscar winner who passed away at the end of December.  The spotlight on Ms. Rainer’s films was originally intended to be a birthday celebration but will now be a tribute to the life and career of this phenomenal actress and woman.  Celebrate the birthday of Patricia Neal on January 20th with seven of her films, including A FACE IN THE CROWD.  January 22nd will showcase five films from SAG Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Debbie Reynolds.  For those looking for a more exotic film experience, January 26th will have five films by Luis Buñuel.  The late and great Sir Richard Attenborough will have his own special night on January 28th with five films.  The guest programmer for January will be American composer Michael Feinstein, choosing four films which include RHAPSODY IN BLUE and CABIN IN THE SKY.


Here are some other themes for January that are of interest:

January 5th – This is a day where I would really like to just stay home and watch TCM all day.  The morning theme will focus on Lew Ayres and the primetime programming will be all about the fabulous Jean Arthur.  My DVR is already prepped!

January 6th – The morning and afternoon are all about Loretta Young!  TCM is celebrating her birthday with a day full of films, including several pre-code corkers including EMPLOYEES ENTRANCE and HEROES FOR SALE.

January 10th – The primetime theme will focus on three films by Fritz Lang, METROPOLIS, MINISTRY OF FEAR, and THE BLUE GARDENIA.  I have never seen METROPOLIS and 2015 is the year I change that!

January 21st – We all love our patron saint of TCM, Mr. Robert Osborne.  The primetime lineup on the 21st will be made up of Robert Osborne’s picks and they seem to be a wide range of films, from A PLACE IN THE SUN to THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK.

January 27th – The morning programming will be a birthday tribute to one, Donna Reed.

January 28th –  A morning and afternoon devoted to forties horror?  Color me intrigued!

January 31st – I am so excited for this primetime lineup, which will be devoted to films starring John Barrymore!  I can’t wait to watch TWENTIETH CENTURY, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, and TOPAZE.


This month The Essentials will be continuing their excellent programming every Saturday with BUS STOP, METROPOLIS, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER, and TWENTIETH CENTURY.  TCM Underground will be showing NOTHING LASTS FOREVER, MIAMI CONNECTION, MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE, VIGILANTE, and TWICE UPON A TIME.  Silent Sunday Nights continue with MORAN OF THE LADY LETTY, STOLEN MOMENTS, OLIVER TWIST, OUR HOSPITALITY, and FEU MATHIAS PASCAL.  Finally, TCM Imports will be showing CHILDREN OF PARADISE, KNIFE IN THE WATER, THE WARPED ONES, and THE MAGIC FLUTE.


Now here are some films that I would personally recommend, or that I hope to catch myself this month.  These are suggestions based solely on my opinion, but if you have liked the movies talked about on this blog so far, chances are you will like these too!

January 3rd –  BUS STOP (8 PM ET) This is a film that I haven’t seen but am interested to try.  Having recently seen a documentary about Marilyn Monroe and her time at the Actor’s Studio, this film is noted by many to be one of her best instances of acting.  Having only seen Marilyn Monroe in films such as SOME LIKE IT HOT and HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE, I am excited to see another side of her acting.

January 4th – CHARADE (8 PM ET) Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, and Walter Matheau with guns, car chases, spies, and money.  This is a fun ride and definitely worth checking out!  The scene with Cary Grant in the shower alone makes the film worthwhile (it’s not what you think it is).  MORAN OF THE LADY LETTY (12 AM ET) Not a film that I have seen, but definitely one that intrigues me.  The description of a young Rudolph Valentino fighting to save a young woman from the smugglers who have kidnapped them grabbed my interest and I will be setting my DVR.

January 5th – HOLIDAY (3 PM ET) Amidst the Lew Ayres celebration is this gem.  This is a terrific movie that pairs Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, as a free-thinking rebel with a snobby fiancé, and her independent sister.  Lew Ayres appears as Hepburn’s brother whose sadness and frustration with his empty life manifest in drinking.  This is a movie with a soul and a point of view…and it is directed by George Cukor!  MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (8 PM ET) No, this isn’t the Adam Sandler film.  This is the original Frank Capra movie starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur.  A tale of a small town poet dealing with newfound wealth and big city corruption, a great story and worth seeing.  MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (2:15 AM ET) Whenever I watch this film I feel a great sense of civic pride.  Another Frank Capra film, this one showcases Jimmy Stewart as a small town Senate replacement who takes on corruption with Jean Arthur.

January 6th – EMPLOYEES ENTRANCE (3:30 PM ET) Warren William is the boss of a department store who will do whatever it takes to get what he wants, especially from Loretta Young.  Pre-code goodness abounds!  HEROES FOR SALE (5 PM ET) This is a film I have previously recapped and it is one that I highly recommend.  Watch it for Loretta Young but stay for Richard Barthlemess, Aline MacMahone, and the great story directed by William Wellman.

January 9th – I’LL BE SEEING YOU (9 AM ET) I loved this film when I watched it during the holiday season.  It is a too little known gem and one that I strongly urge you to see.  Starring Joseph Cotten and Ginger Rogers, this is one of the first films to deal with the subject of PTSD among WWII veterans.  It is a truly wonderful film and if you missed it during December, here is your chance to catch it again!

January 10th – FOR THE DEFENSE (6 AM ET) Another pre-code film, this one stars William Powell as an attorney specializing in helping underworld criminals get out of jail.  When his girlfriend drunkenly kills a man while out driving, he is faced with a moral dilemma because another man steps forward to take the blame.  A different role for William Powell and a great film.

January 11th – THE MALTESE FALCON (12 PM ET) Humphrey Bogart in one of his most iconic roles.  Directed by John Huston, co-starring Sydney Greenstreet and Mary Astor, this is a classic that needs to be seen!  Bogart will always be Sam Spade to me.

January 13th – IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD (2:15 PM ET) A film from W.S. Van Dyke and Ben Hecht, starring Jimmy Stewart as a PI framed for murder who escapes from prison and Claudette Colbert as a runaway poetess who is helping him to clear his name.  I watched this years ago after buying it from the Warner Archive and really enjoyed it.  I’m excited to be able to catch this unique screwball comedy again!

January 21st – FEMALE (10:15 AM ET) Ruth Chatterton stars as a woman executive of a car company who uses men the way other men use women.  George Brent stars as a young executive who challenges her life view.  Another great pre-code movie!

January 22nd – TROUBLE IN PARADISE (6:45 AM ET) Ernst Lubitsch directs Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, and Herbert Marshall in this film about two thieves who find themselves in a love triangle with their intended victim.  Interestingly enough, this film is being shown on the very day that I am writing a blog entry about it for the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon!  Stay tuned!

January 29th – HAUNTED HONEYMOON (12:15PM ET) Robert Montgomery is British detective Sir Peter Wimsey, who finds his wedding celebration cut short after a man is found murdered in his honeymoon cottage.  Call that a mood killer or what!  I had heard of the Dorothy L Sayers literary character of Sir Peter Wimsey, and I love Robert Montgomery, so I am excited to see how he translates to the silver screen.

These are just some of the great offerings coming this month from TCM!  If there are any other films you think I should recommend in January let me know in the comments!