Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Quick Preview of TCM in March

Turner Classic Movies has posted the online preview of its March schedule this week, just a couple of weeks after releasing the February schedule.

The March Star of the Month will be Karl Malden. The films shown will include A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951), for which he won the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor, and ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), for which he was nominated again in the Supporting category.

Other Malden films being shown in March are Hitchcock's I CONFESS (1953), BOMBERS B-52 (1957), and GYPSY (1962). TIME LIMIT (1957), which Malden directed, is also on the schedule.

Fans of PAN AM will want to be sure to catch Malden in the very entertaining COME FLY WITH ME (1963).

One of the real treasures showing in March is Frank Borzage's HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (1937), starring Jean Arthur and Charles Boyer. This very unusual film, combining romantic comedy, heart-tugging drama, and disaster film, is not to be missed.

A relatively little-seen John Ford film, THE RISING OF THE MOON (1957), will be shown on St. Patrick's Day. The movie stars Tyrone Power, who also starred in Ford's THE LONG GRAY LINE (1955).

Ford's DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK (1939), starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert, also airs on TCM in March, along with a number of other Ford films.

It's great to see that TCM has been licensing more films from 20th Century-Fox, including the previously mentioned DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK. Fox titles airing in March will also include the comedy FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE (1950) with Joan Bennett, Bob Cummings, Clifton Webb, and Edmund Gwenn; and Webb's MR. SCOUTMASTER (1953), costarring Frances Dee.

I'll share more information on the March schedule sometime around March 1st.


Blogger Kevin Deany said...

Laura, many thanks for the link to the March schedule.

"Ladies in Retirement" on the 13th is a small jewel of a movie, and one that comes with my highest recommendation.

I've never heard of "His Greatest Gamble" with Richard Dix, showing on the 27th. I like Richard Dix quite a bit, and am looking forward to this one.

Surprised to see the 1971 "Get Carter" scheduled for afternoon viewing on the 14th. That's a pretty violent film to be showing in that time period. Very good movie, but I would have moved it to the late hours, and substituted another Michael Caine title for the afternoon time slot.

12:11 PM  
Blogger panavia999 said...

I am so excited about "History is Made at Night". I love Colin Clive in this one.

7:52 PM  

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