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What To Watch on TCM This Week




Here are Our Thoughts on What To Watch on TCM This Week – September 10 2017 

Sunday 10th

Today on Noir Alley they are showing 711 Ocean Drive ( 1950) @ 10:00 AM ET

Prime time is a Linda Darnell double bill, Blood and Sand ( 1941), and Blackbeard, the Pirate ( 1952) beginning @ 8:00 PM ET

And of course Silent Sunday Nights is showing The Three Musketeers ( 1921) starring Douglas Fairbanks @ 12:15 AM ET and TCM Imports brings you two from India; Charulata (aka The Lonely Wife)( 1965), and Kapurush (aka The Coward)( 1965).

Our ***Must See*** picks are:

1:15 PM

It Should Happen to You ( 1953)


A dizzy model in love with fame rents a billboard and puts her name on it.

Dir:  George Cukor Cast:  Judy Holliday , Peter Lawford , Jack Lemmon .

BW- 87 mins, CC,

3:00 PM

Auntie Mame ( 1958) 


An eccentric heiress raises her nephew to be a free spirit.

Dir:  Morton DaCosta CastRosalind Russell , Forrest Tucker , Coral Browne .

C- 143 mins, CC, Letterbox Format, Watch Preview

Monday 11th

The Daytime theme is A Salute to Jimmy Durante and Prime time theme is Treasures from the Disney Vault.

Our ***Must-See*** picks are both from Disney:

8:00 PM

Swiss Family Robinson ( 1960)


Stranded on a deserted island, a close-knit family creates a tropical paradise.

Dir:  Ken Annakin Cast:  John Mills , Dorothy McGuire , James MacArthur .

C- 126 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:30 PM

Kidnapped ( 1960)


In 1751 Scotland, two men escape to the Scottish Highlands dodging the redcoats.

Dir:  Robert Stevenson Cast:  Peter Finch , James MacArthur , Bernard Lee .

C- 95 mins, CC,


Tuesday 12th

The Daytime theme as best we can figure it out is Love Relationships and the Primetime theme is Star of the Month: Jennifer Jones

Every now and then TCM schedules a day that is all movies we have never seen. It’s hard to say what the must-sees are so these are the ones we are planning on viewing for the first time.

Because it’s Cagney:

10:30 AM

Winner Take All ( 1932)


A prize fighter tries to help an invalid and her baby.

Dir:  Roy Del Ruth CastJames Cagney , Marian Nixon , Guy Kibbee .

BW- 66 mins, CC,


Because it’s Joseph Cotten:

8:00 PM

Portrait of Jennie ( 1948)


An artist discovers his gift when he falls for a beautiful ghost.

Dir:  William Dieterle CastJennifer Jones , Joseph Cotten , Ethel Barrymore .

C- 86 mins, CC,


Wednesday 13th

The Daytime theme is Police Officers and the Primetime theme is a Spotlight on MPTF: Motion Picture & Television Fund.


2:15 PM

Bullets or Ballots ( 1936)


A cop goes undercover to crack an influential crime ring.

Dir:  William Keighley CastEdward G. Robinson , Joan Blondell , Barton MacLane .

BW- 82 mins, CC,

8:00 PM

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story ( 2015) ***SPECIAL***


This documentary follows one couple responsible for some of the greatest films in Hollywood history.

Dir:  Daniel Raim

C- 94 mins, CC,

12:15 AM

My Fair Lady ( 1964) 


A phonetics instructor bets that he can pass a street urchin off as a lady.

Dir:  George Cukor CastAudrey Hepburn , Rex Harrison , Stanley Holloway .

C- 173 mins, CC, Letterbox Format, Watch Preview

3:30 AM

Victor Victoria ( 1982) 


An unemployed female singer poses as a female impersonator and becomes a star.

Dir:  Blake Edwards Cast:  Julie Andrews , James Garner , Robert Preston .

C- 134 mins, CC, Letterbox Format, Watch Preview

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Thursday 14th

The Daytime theme is Lost Loves and the Primetime theme is  Counterculture.

We are going to watch all day it looks like, good tear-jerkers.

6:00 AM

Mrs. Miniver ( 1942)


A British family struggles to survive the first days of World War II.

Dir:  William Wyler CastGreer Garson , Walter Pidgeon , Teresa Wright .

BW- 134 mins, CC, Watch Preview

8:15 AM

Goodbye, Mr. Chips ( 1939)


A cold-hearted teacher becomes the school favorite when he’s thawed by a beautiful young woman.

Dir:  Sam Wood Cast:  Robert Donat , Greer Garson , Terry Kilburn .

BW- 114 mins, CC, Watch Preview

10:15 AM

Random Harvest ( 1942)


A woman’s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.

Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy CastRonald Colman , Greer Garson , Philip Dorn .

BW- 126 mins, CC, Watch Preview

Friday 15th

The Daytime theme is British Royals and the Primetime theme is An Evening with Carole Lombard

1:30 PM

Adventures of Robin Hood, The ( 1938)


The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John.

Dir:  Michael Curtiz CastErrol Flynn , Olivia De Havilland , Basil Rathbone .

C- 102 mins, CC, Watch Preview

4:45 AM

Nothing Sacred ( 1937)


When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.

Dir:  William A. Wellman CastCarole Lombard , Fredric March , Charles Winninger .

C- 74 mins, CC, Watch Preview


Saturday 16th

Saturday daytime doesn’t have a theme however TCM does show The Boston Blackie movies at 10:30 AM ET each week. The Primetime theme is The Essentials: BACKSTAGE STORIES.  I am including The Band Wagon as a must-see. Most people either love it or hate it. We fall into the latter category.


5:45 PM

Cool Hand Luke ( 1967)


A free-spirited convict refuses to conform to chain-gang life.

Dir:  Stuart Rosenberg Cast:  Paul Newman , George Kennedy , J. D. Cannon .

C- 127 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM

Band Wagon, The ( 1953) ***The Essentials***


A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star’s comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.

Dir:  Vincente Minnelli Cast:  Fred Astaire , Cyd Charisse , Oscar Levant .

C- 112 mins, CC,



You can view the entire schedule here or you can download the complete TCM movie schedule for September here. USA | Canada

See you next week! Happy Watching.