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What To Watch on TCM This Week




We are back with our weekly what to watch article after a hiatus during Summer Under The Stars 2017. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Just five months until 31 Days of Oscar starts!

Here are Our Thoughts on What To Watch on TCM This Week – September 3 2017 

The online schedule for Summer Under The Stars was so popular that we will now be posting the monthly TCM schedule with our must see picks and in this series we will highlight those must-see picks.


All Times are Eastern

Sunday 3rd

Usually, Sundays are pretty low-key on TCM but today there are some great must-see pictures. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is the first of a Paul Newman double feature. The second movie is The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.


4:00 PM

National Velvet ( 1944)

Poster for the movie "National Velvet "

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Mi Taylor was a young wanderer and opportunist whose father had given him “all the roads in the Kingdom” to travel. One of the roads, and a notation in his father’s journal, leads him to the quiet English country-side home of the Brown family. The youngest daughter, Velvet, has a passion for horses and when she wins the spirited steed Pie in a town lottery, Mi is encouraged to train the horse

Dir:  Clarence Brown Cast:  Mickey Rooney , Donald Crisp , Elizabeth Taylor .

C- 124 mins, CC, Watch Preview

6:15 PM

Rope ( 1948) 

Poster for the movie "Rope"

© 1948 Transatlantic Pictures − All right reserved.

Two young men strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime.

Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Dick Hogan , John Dall , Farley Granger .

C- 81 mins, CC, Watch Preview

8:00 PM

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ( 1969) 

Poster for the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"

© 1969 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation − All right reserved.

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot ‘Sundance Kid’. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all.

Dir:  George Roy Hill Cast:  Paul Newman , Robert Redford , Katharine Ross .

C- 110 mins, CC, Watch Preview

Monday 4th

The daytime theme is movies directed by George Stevens. Tonight, TCM will pay tribute to Jerry Lewis, who died last week.


6:00 AM

Alice Adams ( 1935) 

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In the lower-middle-class Adams family, father and son are happy to work in a drugstore, but mother and daughter Alice try every possible social-climbing stratagem despite snubs and embarrassment. When Alice finally meets her dream man Arthur, mother nags father into a risky business venture and plans to impress Alice’s beau with an “upscale” family dinner. Will the excruciating results drive Arthur away?.

Dir:  George Stevens CastKatharine Hepburn , Fred MacMurray , Fred Stone .

BW- 99 mins, CC, Watch Preview

9:30 AM

Penny Serenade ( 1941) 

 Penny Serenade

A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child.

Dir:  George Stevens Cast:  Irene Dunne , Cary Grant , Beulah Bondi .

BW- 120 mins, CC,

Keep a box of tissues handy for this one.

2:00 PM

I Remember Mama ( 1948)

Poster for the movie "I Remember Mama"

© 1948 RKO Radio Pictures − All right reserved.

The life of a Norwegian immigrant family in 1910 San Francisco centers around Mama and her detailed, penny-wise household budget. We follow the Hansens’ small joys, sorrows, and aspirations, with the boisterous antics of Uncle Chris as counterpoint.

Dir:  George Stevens Cast:  Irene Dunne , Barbara Bel Geddes , Oscar Homolka .

BW- 134 mins, CC, Watch Preview

Tuesday 5th

The daytime theme is movies with “how” in the title and the prime time theme is Star of the Month Jennifer Jones.


8:45 AM

How to Marry a Millionaire ( 1953)

Poster for the movie "How to Marry a Millionaire"

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Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands.

Dir:  Jean Negulesco Cast:  Betty Grable , Marilyn Monroe , Lauren Bacall .

C- 96 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

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5:30 AM (Wed)

Since You Went Away ( 1944) 

 Since You Went Away

With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters – and a pair of lodgers who have moved in – alone. .

Dir:  John Cromwell CastClaudette Colbert , Jennifer Jones , Joseph Cotten .

BW- 172 mins, CC,

Wednesday 6th

The daytime theme is Women Directors and the prime time theme is a Spotlight on MPTF: Motion Picture & Television Fund. Some if not all of the films shown will be co-hosted by someone associated with the film who currently resides in the Motion Picture & Television Country House Retirement Home.

8:30 AM

Bride Wore Red, The ( 1937) 


A chorus girl crashes an exclusive Swiss resort to snare a rich husband.

Dir:  Dorothy Arzner CastJoan Crawford , Franchot Tone , Robert Young .

BW- 103 mins, CC,

1:00 AM

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever ( 1970) 


A psychiatrist falls in love with a patient’s past life.

Dir:  Vincente Minnelli Cast:  Barbra Streisand , Yves Montand , Bob Newhart .

C- 129 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

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The daytime theme is movies directed by Elia Kazan and the prime time theme is movies directed by Werner Herzog


10:15 AM

Sea of Grass, The ( 1947)


Husband-and-wife ranchers take opposite sides in a range war.

Dir:  Elia Kazan CastSpencer Tracy , Katharine Hepburn , Robert Walker .

BW- 124 mins, CC, 

5:45 PM

Streetcar Named Desire, A ( 1951)



A fading southern belle tries to build a new life with her sister in New Orleans.

Dir:  Elia Kazan Cast:  Vivien Leigh , Marlon Brando , Kim Hunter .

BW- 125 mins, CC,


The daytime theme is movies starring Billy Gilbert and the prime time theme is cab drivers


8:00 PM

Taxi! ( 1932)


A feisty independent cab driver fights off a crooked syndicate.

Dir:  Roy Del Ruth CastJames Cagney , Loretta Young , George E. Stone .

BW- 69 mins, CC

Saturday 9th

If it’s Saturday, then it’s time for the Essentials. This week the essential is Bullitt (1968) starring Steve McQueen , Robert Vaughn , Jacqueline Bisset. I haven’t seen it so I will be watching. There are some great movies on today and if you can’t camp out in front of the screen here are the ones I thing you show see.


6:00 AM

Santa Fe Trail ( 1940) 

Poster for the movie "Santa Fe Trail"

© 1940 Warner Bros. − All right reserved.

Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.

Dir:  Michael Curtiz CastErrol Flynn , Olivia De Havilland , Raymond Massey .

BW- 110 mins, CC, Watch Preview

12:00 PM

Rear Window ( 1954)

Poster for the movie "Rear Window"

© 1954 Paramount Pictures − All right reserved.

A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building.

Dir:  Alfred Hitchcock CastJames Stewart , Grace Kelly , Wendell Corey .

C- 112 mins, CC, Watch Preview

2:15 PM

Three Faces of Eve, The ( 1957)

Poster for the movie "The Three Faces of Eve"

© 1957 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation − All right reserved.

A psychiatrist tries to help a woman integrate her split personalities.

Dir:  Nunnally Johnson Cast:  Joanne Woodward , David Wayne , Lee J. Cobb .

BW- 91 mins, CC, Watch Preview


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See you next week! Happy Watching.