Here are the TCM Highlights for week of 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
HE RAN ALL THE WAY (1951)
Director: John Berry
Stars: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford
A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl’s apartment.
Beginning Sundays at 2 am ET / 11 pm ET
(Technically Mondays ET)
CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994) – Hong Kong
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Stars: Brigitte Lin , Tony Leung , Faye Wang
Two cops deal with romantic break-ups.
Le Notti Bianche (1957) – Italy
Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Maria Schell , Marcello Mastroianni , Jean Marais
An office worker falls for a woman who’s pining for the man who deserted her.
Monday nights beginning at 9 pm ET
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HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966)
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Audrey Hepburn , Peter O’Toole , Eli Wallach
A woman steals a statue from a museum to help conceal her father’s art forgeries.
LAVENDER HILL MOB, THE (1952)
Dir: Charles Crichton
Cast: Alec Guinness , Stanley Holloway , Sidney James .
An overlooked gold transporter with twenty years service plots to steal a million pounds of gold.
WAIT UNTIL DARK (1967)
Director: Terence Young
Stars: Audrey Hepburn , Alan Arkin , Richard Crenna
A blind woman fights against drug smugglers who’ve invaded her home.
SECRET PEOPLE, THE (1952)
Director: Thorold Dickinson
Stars: Valentina Cortese , Serge Reggiani , Charles Goldner
A refugee gets mixed up in a plot to assassinate the dictator who killed her father.
Wednesday, June 21st beginning at 8 pm ET
HAROLD AND MAUDE (1971)
Director: Hal Ashby
Cast: Ruth Gordon , Bud Cort , Vivian Pickles
A suicidal young man gets a new lease on life when he falls for an 80-year-old woman.
EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN (1987)
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell , Sarah Berry , Danny Hicks
Lovers vacationing in the woods unwittingly unleash a horde of demons.
THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)
Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Harry Shearer , Christopher Guest , Michael McKean
A filmmaker documents the history of Spinal Tap, the world’s loudest rock band.
WITHNAIL & I (1987)
Director: Bruce Robinson
Stars: Richard E. Grant , Paul Mcgann , Richard Griffiths
Two unemployed actors escape the horrors of London for a drunken vacation.
Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Wallace Ford , Leila Hyams , Olga Baclanova
A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget
Watch trailer here.
PINK FLOYD – THE WALL (1982)
Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Bob Geldof , Christine Hargreaves , James Laurenson
Thursdays beginning at 8 pm ET
GYPSY (1962) (Arthur Laurents)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Rosalind Russell , Natalie Wood , Karl Malden
A domineering mother pushes her two daughters to burlesque stardom.
WEST SIDE STORY (1961) (Jerome Robbins)
Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Natalie Wood , Richard Beymer , Russ Tamblyn
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.
Watch trailer here.
BILLY LIAR (1963) (John Schlesinger)
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Tom Courtenay , Julie Christie , Wilfred Pickles
An emotionally stunted clerk retreats into his fantasies.
I COULD GO ON SINGING (1963) (Dirk Bogarde)
Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Judy Garland , Dirk Bogarde , Jack Klugman
An American singing star in London tries to reclaim the son she gave up for adoption.
SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1960) (Montgomery Clift)
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor , Katharine Hepburn , Montgomery Clift
A dowager tries to buy a lobotomy to silence the woman who witnessed her son’s murder.
RIDE THE WILD SURF (1964) (Tab Hunter)
Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Fabian , Shelley Fabares , Tab Hunter
Three young surfers travel to Hawaii in search of love and the perfect wave.
PSYCHO (1960) (Anthony Perkins)
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Anthony Perkins , Vera Miles , John Gavin
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
Fridays starting at 8 pm ET
ROME ADVENTURE (1962)
Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Troy Donahue , Angie Dickinson , Rossano Brazzi
A rebellious teacher moves to Rome and finds love.
BUONA SERA, MRS. CAMPBELL (1968)
Dir: Melvin Frank
Cast: Gina Lollobrigida , Shelley Winters , Phil Silvers
During a military reunion, three veterans discover they’ve been sending support payments
COME SEPTEMBER (1961)
Director: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Rock Hudson , Gina Lollobrigida , Sandra Dee
A womanizing tycoon ends up chaperoning a group of American girls who have rented his Italian villa.
ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Gregory Peck , Audrey Hepburn , Eddie Albert
A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity.
VISITING ITALY (1951)
This short film takes the viewer on a tour of Italy, showcasing Rome, Assisi, Pisa and Florence.
GIDGET GOES TO ROME (1963)
Dir: Paul Wendkos
Cast: Cindy Carol , James Darren , Jessie Royce Landis
A surfer girl leaves the California beaches behind for a romantic vacation in Rome.
Saturday at 8 pm ET
REAR WINDOW (1954)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: James Stewart , Grace Kelly , Wendell Corey
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a
nearby apartment building.
Watch the trailer here.
Saturdays at 2 am ET / 9 pm ET ( may vary)
ZABRISKIE POINT (1970)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast: Mark Frechette , Daria Halprin , Rod Taylor
A young girl helps a student radical escape the police.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Mireille Darc , Jean Yanne , Jean-Pierre Kalfon
A couple’s weekend vacation lands them in the middle of a society’s collapse.
Other Happenings on TCM This Week
Sunday, June 18 – Primetime theme is Father’s Day
Monday, June 19 – Daytime theme is a birthday tribute to Dame May Whitty. Primetime theme is Star of the Month. See above.
Tuesday, June 20 – Daytime theme is Stage to Screen. The Primetime theme is “Starring Louis Wolheim”
Wednesday, June 21 – The Daytime theme is Vincent Minnelli in Color and Early Coppola. The Primetime theme is Cult Classics, see above.
Thursday, June 22 – The Daytime theme is Secrets and Scandals. The Primetime theme is TCM Spotlight on Gay Hollywood, see above
Friday, June 23 – The Daytime theme is Fred and Ginger. The Primetime theme is European Vacations, see above.
Saturday, June 24 – The Primetime theme is Eyewitness
Please let us know if you enjoy these weekly overviews. We are trying to decide if they will continue when the Now Playing Guide becomes free for everyone.
See you next week! Happy Watching.