Friday, May 03, 2013

Quick Preview of TCM in July

The tentative July schedule for Turner Classic Movies was released online this week!

The July Star of the Month is Paul Henreid.

Henreid's career will be celebrated on Tuesday evenings, with titles including swashbucklers, biographies, and of course classics such as NOW, VOYAGER (1942) and CASABLANCA (1942).

July 1st features films set in Canada, and I'm happy I'll be able to replace a copy of George Brent's GOD'S COUNTRY AND THE WOMAN (1936) which I accidentally recorded over!

Other themes in July include children bringing parents together, beach films, Glenn Ford, John Gilbert, Tab Hunter, alien encounters, Francois Truffaut, teenagers, Preston Sturges, baseball, big bands, Douglas Sirk, Joanne Dru, Reno, and of course there's a selection of all-American titles for the 4th of July, including YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) and THE MUSIC MAN (1962).

Some of the obscure titles which have caught my eye on the schedule include WEEKEND WITH FATHER (1951) with Van Heflin and Patricia Neal, BORN FOR TROUBLE (1942) with a young Van Johnson along with Faye Emerson, STORM FEAR (1956) with Cornel Wilde, Wilde's then-wife Jean Wallace (who also costarred with Wilde in THE BIG COMBO), and Dan Duryea, FEAR (1946) with Warren William and Anne Gwynne (the grandmother of STAR TREK's Chris Pine), RENO (1940) with Gail Patrick and Anita Louise, directed by John Farrow, NEXT TIME I MARRY (1938) with Lucille Ball, James Ellison, and Lee Bowman, and SHOCKPROOF (1949) with Cornel Wilde. That's a good-sized list of lesser-known films which sound like they'll be fun to explore.

The only two FALCON movies not in my collection also air in July, THE FALCON'S ALIBI (1946) and THE FALCON'S ADVENTURE (1946).

I'll post more information about the July schedule sometime around the end of June.

In May TCM will feature a "tough guys" theme in place of the usual Star of the Month, and the June Star of the Month is Eleanor Parker.

Update: For more details please visit TCM in July: Highlights.


Blogger Ken Zimmerman Jr. said...

I preferred Tom Conway as the Falcon although I thought his brother George Sanders was the best Saint. The Falcon's Brother (1942), when they made the switch in the series was one of my favorites.

4:55 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

It's hard for me to choose between Sanders and Conway, really enjoy them both! :) Looking forward to catching up with the SAINT series.

Best wishes,

1:15 PM  

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