Here are the TCM Highlights for week of June 11 2017
TCM Presents The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock
If you are a Hitchcock fan and/or want to learn more about his films, TCM and Ball State University are offering a FREE online course which starts June 26th. You can learn more and enroll here. As part of the class, TCM will be showing Hitchcock movies on Wednesdays and Fridays in July.
Sundays at 10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT
Director: Robert Siodmak
Starring: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, and Alan Curtis
A mystery woman is a murder suspect’s only alibi for the night of his wife’s death. Based on a story by noir scribe Cornell Woolrich.
Watch the trailer here.
**Eddie Muller’s introductions and post movie wrap up are great. Sometimes the intro “sells” me on the movie and makes me want to watch it.**
Midnight ET/9:00pm PT
MASTER OF THE HOUSE (1925)
Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cast: Johannes Meyer , Astrid Holm , Mathilde Nielsen
In this silent film, a bully browbeats his wife and children until he meets his match in the woman who raised him.
Beginning Sundays at 2 am ET / 11 pm ET
(Technically Mondays ET)
CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH (1960) – Japan
Dir: Nagisa Oshima
Cast: Yusuke Kawazu , Miyuki Kuwano , Yoshiko Kuga
A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men.
BOY (1969) – Japan
Dir: Nagisa Oshima
Cast: Tetsuo Abe , Fumio Watanabe , Akiko Koyama
A family struggles to survive through scams and blackmail in this brutal drama.
Monday nights beginning at 8 pm ET
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Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)
A young writer gets caught up in a party girl”s carefree existence.
Nun’s Story, The (1959)
A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.
My Fair Lady (1964)
A phonetics instructor bets that he can pass a street urchin off as a lady.
Children’s Hour, The (1961)
A malicious student tries to destroy the teachers at a girls’ school.
Thursdays beginning at 8 pm ET
Rebel Without A Cause (1955) (Sal Mineo)
An alienated teenager tries to handle life’s troubles and an apron-wearing dad.
The Seventh Sin (1957) (David Lewis)
An adulteress tries to redeem herself by helping her doctor husband fight an epidemic in China.
All That Heaven Allows (1956) (Rock Hudson)
A lonely widow defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man.
Les Girls (1957) (Jack Cole)
Three showgirls recall different versions of their time together touring Europe.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) (Tennessee Williams)
A dying plantation owner tries to help his alcoholic son solve his problems.
Sincerely Yours! (1955) (Liberace)
Hearing loss creates professional and romantic crises for a concert pianist.
Nowhere to Go (1959) (George Nader)
A burglar on the run holes up with an innocent English girl.
Fridays starting at 8 pm ET
| LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (1962)|
A woman’s efforts to marry off her daughter are hindered by a family secret.
Dir: Guy Green Cast: Olivia De Havilland , Rossano Brazzi , Yvette Mimieux
VOICES OF VENICE (1951)
This short film captures the unique architectural essence and various personal experiences of
| ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE, THE (1961)|
A fading stage star gets caught up in the decadent life of modern Rome when she hires a
Dir: José Quintero Cast: Vivien Leigh , Warren Beatty , Lotte Lenya
INDISCRETION OF AN AMERICAN WIFE (1954)
An American woman tries to break off her relationship with her Italian lover.
| ROOM WITH A VIEW, A (1986)|
An Englishwoman visiting Florence is torn between her straitlaced fiance and a young Bohemian.
Dir: James Ivory Cast: Helena Bonham Carter , Julian Sands , Maggie Smith
| WHEN IN ROME (1952)|
A con artist disguises himself as a priest, then begins to believe the role.
Dir: Clarence Brown Cast: Van Johnson , Paul Douglas , Joseph Calleia
| DEATH IN VENICE (1971)|
An aging author on vacation becomes obsessed with a young aristocrat.
Dir: Luchino Visconti Cast: Dirk Bogarde , Romolo Valli , Mark Burns
Saturday at 8 pm ET
BIG SLEEP, THE (1946)
Dir: Howard Hawks
Cast: Humphrey Bogart , Lauren Bacall , John Ridgely
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl’s involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
Learn more and watch the trailer here.
Saturdays at 2 am ET / 9 pm ET ( may vary)
PUNK VACATION (1990)
Dir: Stanley Lewis
Cast: Sandra Bogan , Stephen Falchi , Roxanne Rogers
The tranquility of a small California hamlet gets ripped apart after diner owner Mr. Kemper gets brutally murdered by a gang of vicious punks.
KILLER PARTY (1986)
Dir: William Fruet
Cast: Martin Hewitt , Ralph Seymour , Elaine Wilkes
In order to join a sorority, three friends go to a hazing party in an old house where a sadistic bloodthirsty demonic spirit is lying in wait.
Other Happenings on TCM This Week
Sunday, June 11 – The Primetime theme is Oregon Adventures
Monday, June 12 – The Daytime theme is Revolution and Political Change. The Primetime theme is SOTM Audrey Hepburn. See above for movies being shown this week.
Tuesday, June 13 – The Daytime theme is Seeing Red. The Primetime theme is Starring Marlene Dietrich.
Wednesday, June 14 – The Daytime theme is Island Life. The Primetime theme is Powell and Pressburger.
Thursday, June 15 – The Daytime theme is I Spy A Spy. The Primetime theme is Spotlight on Gay Hollywood. See Above for films being shown this week
Friday, June 16 – The Daytime theme is Directed by Lew Landers. The Primetime theme is European Vacations. See Above for films being shown this week
Saturday, June 17 – The Primetime theme is Phillip Marlow Investigates.
See you next week! Happy Watching.