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Here are the TCM Highlights for week of  May 14 2017

 

summer under the stars

 

TCM has announced this years’ Summer Under the Stars line up for August. You can see the complete list here. There are two days that will be determined by the TCM Backlot members.  The first match-up is between Claire Trevor and Virginia Mayo and the second match-up is between Gregory Peck and Cary Grant. We voted for Claire and Cary. Voting ends tomorrow (14th) so we will let you know who wins.

 

 

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Noir Alley on TCM 

Sundays at 10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT

This week’s Noir Alley is  PROWLER, THE (1951)

Director: Joseph Losey

Stars: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell

When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn’t in the way.

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This week’s Silent Sunday

Shorts directed by Mack Sennett

 

WITH A KODAK (1912) 01:00 AM

Two former employees plan to blackmail their former bosses with a camera in this short
silent comedy.

MANICURE LADY, THE (1911)

In this silent short comedy, a manicure lady spurns a barber for a rich cad instead

 

HASH HOUSE MASHERS (1915) 01:15 AM

In this silent short film, a family takes in a new border.. who swiftly falls in love with their daughter

 GROCERY CLERK’S ROMANCE, A (1912) 01:30

In this silent short film, a grocery clerk offers a miserable housewife a job…to kill off the
husband.

FISHY AFFAIR, A (1913) 01:45 AM

In this short silent comedy, a fisherman finds more than he bargained for when he
unknowingly fishes on an alligator farm.

 

 

 

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Beginning Sundays at 2 am ET / 11 pm ET

(Technically Mondays ET)

This week’s Classics From Around The World are from Japan

 

ODD OBSESSION (1959)

An aging antique dealer copes with impotence by offering his younger wife to his daughter’s boyfriend.

CONFLAGRATION (1958)

A Buddhist monk tries to overcome his traumatic past while dealing with a corrupt priest.

 

 

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Tuesdays beginning at 8 pm ET and Wednesdays daytime

 Learn more about Clark Gable here.

 One of the good things about big-name stars begin Star of the Month is that there are a lot of great films.  This week they are focusing on Clark Gable and Jean Harlow collaborations. A bonus is that there are so many films of his to show in a month’s time that the follow daytime movies are Clark’s as well.

 

CHINA SEAS (1935) 8:00 pm ET
A sea captain caught in a romantic triangle has to fight off modern-day pirates.
WIFE VS. SECRETARY (1936) 9:30 pm ET
A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage.
RED DUST (1932) 11:00 pm ET
A plantation overseer in Indochina is torn between a married woman and a lady of the evening.

MANHATTAN MELODRAMA (1934) 12:45 am ET

Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.

HOLD YOUR MAN (1933) 2:30 am ET
A hard-boiled babe and a con man wear down each other’s rough edges.
TOO HOT TO HANDLE (1938) 4:15 am ET
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.

SARATOGA (1937) 6:15 am ET

A horse breeder’s daughter falls for a bookie.

MEN IN WHITE (1934) 8:00 am ET
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.

SECRET SIX, THE (1931) 9:30 am ET

 secret society funds the investigation of a bootlegging gang.

PARNELL (1937)
True story of the Irish politician whose fight for freedom was compromised by his affair with
a married woman.

 

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Thursdays beginning at 8 pm ET

 This week’s Creature Features are:

 

THEM! (1954) 8:00 pm ET

Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.

GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS! (1956) 9:30 pm ET

Nuclear tests awaken a prehistoric monster.

IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955) 11:30 pm ET
A giant octopus attacks San Francisco.
GIANT BEHEMOTH, THE (1959) 1:00 am ET
A radioactive dinosaur plots a deadly path to London.

PHANTOM FROM 10,000 LEAGUES, THE (1955) 2:30 am ET

A mutated sea creature attacks people along the beach.

MAGNETIC MONSTER, THE (1953) 4:00 am ET
A new radio-active element could destroy the world by absorbing the planet’s energy.

 

 

 

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Saturday at 8 pm ET

 

This Week’s Essential is GILDA (1946)

Poster for the movie "Gilda"

© 1946 Columbia Pictures − All right reserved.

Director: Charles Vidor

Starring: Rita Hayworth , Glenn Ford , George Macready

A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she’s married to his new boss.

Watch the trailer here.

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Saturdays at 2 am ET / 9 pm ET

This week’s Cult Classics are:

ERASERHEAD (1977)

A cog in the industrial machine tries to cope with his unhappy wife and mutant baby.

IT’S ALIVE (1974)


A couple’s use of an experimental fertility drug produces a monstrous infant.

 

 

Other Happenings on TCM This Week

 

Sunday 14th – Prime Time theme is Happy Mother’s Day with “ I Remember Mama” and “Pocket Full of Miracles”

Monday 15th – Daytime theme is Directed by Alfred E Green. Prime Time theme is Brotherly Love.

Tuesday 16th – Daytime theme is a birthday tribute to Henry Fonda.

Wednesday 17th – Daytime theme (after the continuation of SOTM) is Gypsy Tales. The Prime Time theme is Starring Frances Dee

Thursday 18th – Daytime theme is Ahoy Matey.

Friday 19th – Daytime theme is Mystery Series and the Prime Time theme is the continuation of the 50th anniversary tribute to the year 1967.

Saturday 20th – Primetime is A Night in Buenos Aires with Rita Hayworth

 

 

See you next week! Happy Watching.