Here are the TCM Highlights for week of May 28, 2017
It’s hard to believe that it is the unofficial start to summer all ready! One good thing is that it gets us closer to my favorite classic movie event Summer Under The Stars in August. Marilyn Monroe kicks of the celebration this year and you can see the full lineup here.
Back to this week.
Sunday May 28th starts the final two days of the Memorial Day Weekend Marathon of war movies.
Sundays at 10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT
This week’s Noir Alley is
Journey Into Fear (1942)
Directors: Norman Foster, Orson Welles (uncredited)
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio
An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.
Midnight ET/9:00pm PT
Due To the Memorial Day Marathon
There Is No Silent Sunday Movie This Week
Beginning Sundays at 2 am ET / 11 pm ET
(Technically Mondays ET)
Due To the Memorial Day Marathon
There Is No Imported Movie This Week
Tuesdays beginning at 8 pm ET and Wednesdays daytime
Learn more about Clark Gable here.
We have one more Tuesday night with Clark. This night focuses on his films the 1950s and 1960 including his final film The Misfits.
It Started in Naples (1960) 8 pm ET
An American lawyer trying to settle his brother’s affairs in Italy falls for one of the man’s
To Please A Lady (1950) 6 am ET
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.
Mogambo (1953) 10 pm ET
In this remake of Red Dust, an African hunter is torn between a lusty showgirl and a married
Never Let Me Go (1953) 7:45 am ET
An American correspondent and his Russian ballerina wife are separated by the Soviet
The Misfits (1960) 12:15 pm ET
A sensitive divorcee gets mixed up with modern cowboys roping mustangs in the desert.
Betrayed (1954) 9:30 am ET
During World War II, a U.S. officer falls for a Resistance fighter suspected of being an enemy spy.
Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) 2:30 am ET
Officers on a WWII submarine clash during a perilous Pacific tour.
Band of Angels (1957) 11 am ET
A southern belle fights to survive slavery after learning her mother was black.
Key To The City (1958) 4:15 am ET
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
Audrey Hepburn is The Star of the Month for June. Her movies will air on Monday nights beginning at 8 pm ET.
Treasures from the Disney Vault is back on Friday, June 2nd. Only Pollyanna has been shown on TCM before so a great night for premieres.
Treasure showing this month are:
|SUMMER MAGIC (1963) 8 pm ET||TATTOOED POLICE HORSE, THE (1964) 1:45 am ET|
|POLLYANNA (1960) 10 pm ET
An orphan’s relentless optimism changes lives in a sleepy small town.
|HACKSAW (1971) 2:45 am ET|
|MICKEY’S POLO TEAM (1936) 12:30 am ET||HORSE WITHOUT A HEAD, THE (1963) 4:30 am ET
|HORSE WITH THE FLYING TAIL, THE (1960) 12:45 am ET|
Thursdays beginning at 8 pm ET
This week’s Gay Hollywood features are:
JUST A GIGOLO (1931) (William Haines)
To escape gold diggers, a British lord pretends to be a gigolo.
CHRISTOPHER STRONG (1933) (Dorothy Arzner)
An aviatrix’s affair with a married man could cost her her career.
WATERLOO BRIDGE (1931) (James Whale)
A ballerina sinks into prostitution when her husband is reported killed in World War I.
THERE GOES MY HEART (1938) (Patsy Kelly)
An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.
|WOMEN, THE (1939) (George Cukor)
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband
|BEN-HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST (1925) (Ramon Novarro)
In this silent film, a rebellious Israelite prince out for vengeance crosses paths with the
|NO TIME FOR LOVE (1943) (Mitchell Leisen)
A sophisticated reporter hires the construction worker she accidentally got fired.
Saturday at 8 pm ET
This Week’s Essential is
Director: David Lean
Stars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway
Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.
Saturdays beginning at 2 am ET / 9 pm ET ( may vary)
This week’s Cult Classics are:
THE MUTHERS (1976)
Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Jeannie Bell, Rosanne Katon, Trina Parks
A band of female pirates go undercover at a prison camp on a coffee plantation to rescue their leader’s sister.
CLEOPATRA JONES (1973)
Director: Jack Starrett
Stars: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes
During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.
Other Happenings on TCM This Week
Tuesday May 30th – The Daytime theme is a birthday tribute to Howard Hawks and the Prime time theme is the last night of the Star of the Month tribute to Clark Gable. You can see the final round of films above.
Wednesday May 31st– The Daytime theme is Runaways and the Prime time theme is movies directed by Delbert Mann
Thursday June 1st – The Daytime theme is a birthday tribute to Frank Morgan. The Prime time theme is the Spotlight on Gay Hollywood.
Friday June 2nd – The Daytime theme is Assassination Plots. The prime time theme is Treasures from the Disney vault. You can see the list of films in this night of premieres above.
Saturday June 3rd – The Prime time theme is Station Stories which is kicked off with The Essentials, Brief Encounter.
See you next week! Happy Watching.