Here are the TCM Highlights for week of June 4 2017
Sundays at 10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT
Out of the Past
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming
Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, Jeff is forced to return to the dark world he had tried to escape.
Learn more and watch trailer here.
Beginning at Midnight ET/9:00pm PT
SUNNYSIDE (1919) – Short
Director: Charles Chaplin (as Charlie Chaplin)
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Olive Ann Alcorn
An overworked farmhand dreams of marrying the farmer’s daughter.
DOWN ON THE FARM (1920)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Louise Fazenda, Harry Gribbon, Bert Roach
In this silent comedy, a hired farmhand and the village landlord compete over the daughter of a farmer.
Love (1919) – Short
Director: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle (uncredited)
A farm boy must rescue his sweetheart from being married off to someone she does not love.
This edition of Love was reconstructed from film elements preserved by the Danish Film Institute and La Cineteca Del Friuli.
Sundays beginning at 2 am ET / 11 pm ET
(Technically Mondays ET)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989) – Spain
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León
An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.
Content advisory for parents
Barrios Altos (1987) – Spain
Director: José Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Victoria Abril, Carmen Conesa, Juanjo Puigcorbé
A divorcee investigates her masseuse’s murder.
Monday nights beginning at 8 pm ET
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ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)
|GREEN MANSIONS (1959)
A young adventurer falls in love with a mystical woman in the South American jungle.
| LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (1957)
An aging American tycoon overcomes his inhibitions to court a young Parisian.
|WE GO TO MONTE CARLO (1953)
A measles epidemic throws together a temperamental film star’s son and ex-husband.
June’s guest programmer is Billy Bob Thornton. He will take over programming on Wednesday, June 7.
His movie choices are:
|MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM, THE (1956)
A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.
|PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID (1973)
The legendary outlaw clashes with his former best friend, now the sheriff.
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
Thursdays beginning at 8 pm ET
|NIGHT AND DAY (1946) (Cole Porter)
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
|PLACE IN THE SUN, A (1951) (Raymond Burr)
An ambitious young man wins an heiress’ heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend’s pregnancy.
|WORDS AND MUSIC (1948) (Lorenz Hart)
Songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart search for love while rising to the top.
|SUMMER STOCK (1950) (Charles Walters)
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.
|ROPE (1948) (Farley Granger)
Two wealthy young men try to commit the perfect crime by murdering a friend.
|ENCHANTED COTTAGE, THE (1945) (Harriet Parsons)
A scarred veteran and a homely woman are transformed by love.
|RAZOR’S EDGE, THE (1946) (Clifton Webb)
A young man’s quest for spiritual peace threatens his position in society.
Fridays beginning at 8 pm ET
|ROYAL WEDDING (1951)
A brother-and-sister musical team find romance when they tour to London for Elizabeth II’s wedding.
|PLEASURE SEEKERS, THE (1964)
Three young women share a room in Madrid between romantic escapades.
|LOOKING AT LONDON (1946) – Short
A colorful travelogue of London’s most historic buildings and the residual damage still left from WWII.
RICH, YOUNG AND PRETTY (1951)
|SEEING SPAIN (1953) – Short
This short film highlights the local culture, history, and architecture of various cities in Spain.
TO PARIS WITH LOVE (1955)
|PARIS ON PARADE (1938) – Short
This short film takes the viewer to the Paris International Exposition of 1937.
|MONSIEUR HULOT’S HOLIDAY (1953)
Vacationers in a French resort town almost kill themselves trying to relax.
Saturday at 8 pm ET
This Week’s Essential is:
LOST WEEKEND, THE (1945)
Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman
Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst… but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother and girlfriend, he begins a four-day bender that just might be his last – one way or another.
Learn more and watch trailer here.
Saturdays beginning at 2 am ET / 9 pm ET (may vary)
PORTRAIT OF JASON (1967)
Director: Shirley Clarke
The highlights of a 12-hour interview with Aaron Payne, alias Jason Holliday, a former houseboy, would-be cabaret performer, and self-proclaimed hustler who, while drinking and smoking cigarettes and pot, giggles his way through stories and observations of what it was (and is) like to be black and gay in 1960s America.
CONNECTION, THE (1962)
Director: Shirley Clarke
Stars: Warren Finnerty, Garry Goodrow, Jerome Raphael
A director tries to film a group of junkies in Leach’s room while they are waiting for Cowboy to bring their heroin connection.
Other Happenings on TCM This Week
Sunday, June 4 – The Primetime theme is Juvenile Academy Award Winners. Peggy Ann Garner in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) and Shirley Temple in Bright Eyes (1934).
Monday, June 5 – The Daytime theme is Mustache Monday. Mustaches being honored are those worn by Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Vincent Price and more. The Primetime theme is the first night with Star of the Month Audrey Hepburn. See above.
Tuesday, June 6 – The Daytime theme is Orphan Girls and the Primetime theme is Directed by Edgar G Ulmer. Our pick from the films being shown is Detour (1945).
Wednesday, June 7 – The Daytime theme is Kate The Great (Katharine Hepburn). The Primetime theme is Guest Programmer Billy Bob Thornton. See Above.
Thursday, June 8 – The Daytime theme is a birthday tribute to Alexis Smith. The Primetime theme is the second night of Gay Hollywood. See Above.
Friday, June 9 – The Daytime theme is Skippy the Dog. The Primetime theme is European Vacations. See Above.
Saturday, June 10 – The Primetime theme (include the Essentials) is Scores by Miklos Rosza
See you next week! Happy Watching.