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Beginning in May, Monthly Highlights will change to a weekly format and will publish on Saturdays.


Star of the Month

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Character Actors


32 film mini-marathon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April

Tuesday April 4

Guy Kibbee / Edward Everett Horton / Walter Connolly / Franklin Pangborn

Thursday April 6

May Robson / Zasu Pitts / Edna May Oliver / Helen Broderick /

Tuesday April 11

Eric Blore / Eugene Pallette / Charles Coburn /  William Bendix/

Thursday April 13

Margaret Hamilton / Billie Burke / Fay Bainter / Beulah Bondi

Tuesday April 18

Ward Bond / Frank Morgan / Charles Bickford / Edward Arnold

Thursday April 20

Florence Bates / Mary Wickes / Marjorie Main / Thelma Ritter

Tuesday April 25

Thomas Mitchell / Victor Moore / Walter Brennan / S.Z. Sakall

Thursday April 27

Agnes Morehead / Eve Arden / Spring Byington / Jean Stapleton


You can download the TCM April schedule at the bottom of this article.







Post-war Melodramas

These post-war melodramas will be shown on Fridays and are broken down into categories

April 7th

The Whole Town’s Talking, Hollywood Cautionary Tales, Love During Wartime

April 14th

Joan Melodramas, Drifters Trying To Redeem Themselves, Sirk Melodramas

April 21st

Complicated Romances

April 28th

Physical Challenges, Young Lovers, Mental Illness, Shirley Booth Melodramas


TCM Guest Programmer for April


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The TCM Guest Programmer for April is William Daniels. He will always be remembered for his role in The Graduate (1967) as Dustin Hoffman’s father. He has a long and distinguished list of other stage, movie and television credits. He and his wife, Bonnie Bartlett became the first married couple to win Emmy’s for the same television series, St Elsewhere.

Two of his picks as guest programmer are from his own filmography, 1776 (1972) and A Thousand Clowns (1965). His third choice is Dodsworth (1936).

These movies will air on April 17th.









Underground – Cult Classics

Saturdays at 2:00 am ET (times may vary)


Blood and Black Lace (1964) Corruption (1967)
The Zodiac Killer (1971) Psycho (1960)
 Deathwatch  (1980)  Dolemite (1975)
 Black Caesar (1973)  Lady Snowblood (1973)
Lady Snowblood: Lovesong of Vengence (1974)  





Silent Sunday Nights – Silent Treasures

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Shown Sunday nights at midnight ET – times may vary


 The Circle (1925)  The Knockout (1916)
 Leap Year (1921)  Ben Hur: The Tale of Christ (1925)
 Dr Jack (1922)  Grandma’s Boy (1922)
 Sparrows (1926)  





Imports – Classics From Around The World


Sundays at 2:00 am ET – times may vary



 The 400 Blows (1959) – France  Day for Night (1973) – France
 Late Spring (1949) – Japan  Sound of the Mountain (1954) – Japan
 Meantime (1984) PREMIERE United Kingdom  Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (1974) PREMIERE West Germany
 Love is Colder Than Death (1969) West Germany  Mama Roma (1962) Italy
 Rome, Open City (1946) Italy  





Noir Alley – Film Noir Classics

Noir Alley on TCM

Sundays at 10:00 am ET

Hosted by Film Noir Foundation Founder & President Eddie Muller


 Scarlett Street (1945)  The Blue Gardenia (1953)
 Brute Force (1947)  He Walked By Night (1948)
 The Set-Up (1949)  

Download the Noir Alley schedule here. (PDF)


Additional Programming


Daytime birthday tributes to Doris Day and Marlon Brando (3rd), Melvyn Douglas  (5th), Walter Huston (6th), Howard Keel (13th), and Shirley MacLaine (24th)

Other Daytime tributes to Vincent Sherman (14th), Dean Martin (25th), Richardo Cortez (27th) and Lew Ayers (28th).

If you are a Torchy Blaine fan you need to mark April 21st on your calendar for a daytime mini-marathon of movies.

Our picks for the month:

Shadow of a Doubt – April 2 6:00 pm et

Of Human Bondage – April 4th 2:45 am et

Holiday – April 4th 10:00 pm et

And Then There Were None  – April 6th 4:00 pm et

From Here To Eternity – April 8th 3:45 am et

The Miracle Worker – April 9th  12:00 pm et

The Lady Eve – April 11th 8:00 pm et

Old Acquaintance – April 14th  8:00 am et

Harvey – April 15th 8:00 pm et

Dodsworth – April 18th 1:15 am et

 Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941) April 19th 12:00 pm et

Dinner at Eight – April 20th 5:45 pm et

An Affair To Remember – April 21st 8:00 pm et

Witness for the Prosecution – April 23rd 5:45 pm et

Funny Girl – April 24th 8:00 pm et

Ocean’s Eleven (1960) – April 25th 1:15 pm et

The Clock – April 26th 7:45 am et

Bells Are Ringing – April 28th 2:15 am et

Now Voyager – April 29th 4:15 am et

The Razor’s Edge – April 30 12:00 pm et


 Download TCM’s April Schedule here. (PDF)


Scheduling is subject to change without notice. Check for most up to date information.