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Here are the TCM Highlights for week of May 21 2017

 

Can’t believe it is the last full week before the unofficial start of Summer . Unfortunately, that also means we are winding down the May TCM Star of the Month Clark Gable mini movie marathons.

If you wait all year to find out who is going to be featured for Summer Under the Stars, your wait is over. You can see the list here. The winners of the TCM Backlot choices are Claire Trevor and Cary Grant.

 

 

 

Noir Alley on TCM 

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

This week’s Noir Alley is 

Poster for the movie "Crime of Passion"

© 1957 United Artists − All right reserved.

CRIME OF PASSION (1957)

Director: Gerd Oswald

Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr

Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill’s career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

 Watch the trailer here.

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Midnight ET/9:00pm PT

This week’s Silent Sunday

 

LoveLOVE (1927)

Directors: Edmund Goulding, John Gilbert (uncredited)

Cast: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, George Fawcett 

In this updated, silent adaptation of Anna Karenina, a married woman sacrifices everything for the love of a military officer.

 

 

 

 

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Beginning Sundays at 2 am ET / 11 pm ET

(Technically Mondays ET)

This week’s Classic From Around The World is

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BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY, A (1991) – Taiwan

Director: Edward Yang

Cast: Chen Chang, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang

Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy’s girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.

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Tuesdays beginning at 8 pm ET and Wednesdays daytime

 Learn more about Clark Gable here.

 

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) 8:00 pm ET

Classic tale of Scarlett O’Hara’s battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil
War. Watch trailer

 ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI (1951) 10:15 pm ET

An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier.

 

SAN FRANCISCO (1936) Wed 12:45 am ET

A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the
days before the big earthquake. Watch trailer

 LONE STAR (1952) 11:45 am ET

A frontiersman helps out with Texas’s fight for independence from Mexico.

 

 TEST PILOT (1938) 2:15 am ET

An irresponsible test pilot’s wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.

 ADVENTURE (1945) 1:30 am ET

A rough-living sailor has trouble adjusting to domestic life when he marries a librarian.

BOOM TOWN (1940) 4:30 am ET

Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil. Watch trailer.

HOMECOMING (1948) 3:45 am ET

A married man’s wartime love affair spells trouble when peace comes.

PAINTED DESERT, THE (1931) 6:45 am ET

A cowboy and his girlfriend try to settle a feud between their fathers.

SOMEWHERE I’LL FIND YOU (1942) 5:45 am ET

Brothers feud over a girl they both fall for while covering World War II.

HONKY TONK (1941) 8:15 am ET

A young girl falls for a western gambler

 

 

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Thursdays at 8 pm ET

 This week’s Creature Features are:

TARANTULA (1955) 8:00 pm ET

A scientist’s experiments to cure hunger create a giant tarantula.

SWAMP THING (1982) 2:00 am ET

After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp
plant monster.

RETURN OF THE FLY (1959) 9:30 pm ET

Attempting to duplicate his father’s work on matter transmission, a scientist turns himself
into a monster.

KILLER SHREWS, THE (1959) 4:00 am ET
A maniacal scientist creates a formula that turns your average shrew into a giant,
man-killing beast.

COSMIC MONSTER, THE (1958) 11:15 pm ET

A scientist’s experiments open the doorway to a strange and deadly world.

 

WASP WOMAN, THE (1960)  Wed 12:45 am ET

A cosmetics executive’s search for eternal beauty turn her into a monster

 

 

 

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Saturday at 8 pm ET

 

This Week’s Essential is 

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No Time For SargeantsNo Time for Sergeants (1958)

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Cast: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams

Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he’s driving everyone around him crazy — no one more than Sgt. King.

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TCM Underground

Saturdays at 2 am ET / 9 pm ET ( may vary)

Due to the four day Memorial Day Marathon, TCM underground films will not air this week.

 

Other Happenings on TCM This Week

 

Sunday, May 21st – The Prime Time theme is Journalist Abroad. Movie include Love is a Many Splendored Thing and The Year of Living Dangerously.

Monday, May 22nd – The Daytime theme is a birthday tribute to Laurence Olivier. The Prime Time theme is Grand Dame Guignol.

Tuesday, May 23rd – The Daytime theme is Revenge.

Wednesday, May 24th – Guest Programmer – Humberto Martinez, the winner of TCM Backlot‘s inaugural Guest Programmer Contest, will appear on air with his favorite films; Pal Joey (1957), The Eddie Duchin Story, and Bye, Bye Birdie.

Thursday, May 25th – The Daytime theme is Summertime.

Friday, May 26th – The first of the four day Memorial Day Marathon. All the War movies today are based on true stories.

Saturday, May 27th – Day two of the Memorial Day Marathon. All the War movies today are about the forgotten war and being with The Essentials, Military Comedies. You will want to set your DVR to record General Spanky (1936). It’s really cute.

TCM Highlights For Week of May 21 2017

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.  See you next week! Happy Watching.