I'm back from a great road trip up Highway 395 and will be sharing photos in the near future. First, though, it's time to take a look at the July schedule on Turner Classic Movies!
Maureen O'Hara is the July Star of the Month starting on Tuesday evening, July 1st. I'll be sharing more about the O'Hara films airing this month on the 1st. (Update: Please visit my post TCM Star of the Month: Maureen O'Hara.)
Here are just some of the interesting films airing on TCM this month:
birthday on July 1st will be celebrated with an eight-film tribute including AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951). A great start to the month!
...July 2nd is Chester Morris Day! Several Morris films I've never seen will air, including SECRET COMMAND (1944) with Pat O'Brien and Carole Landis and THE MARINES FLY HIGH (1940) with Richard Dix and Lucille Ball. Can't wait!
...On July 3rd I'll be recording JOURNEY TO ITALY (1955) with George Sanders and Ingrid Bergman, which I first heard about thanks to the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival. It was directed by Roberto Rossellini.
...I've never seen James Stewart in CARBINE WILLIAMS (1952) which airs on July 5th. Jean Hagen and Wendell Corey costar. I'll be recording that one!
VIVA LAS VEGAS (1964) with Elvis and Ann-Margret and THE MUSIC MAN (1962) are among the day's treats.
THREE STRIPES IN THE SUN (1955) and NIGHTFALL (1957). I'm looking forward to checking out THE MARRYING KIND (1952), also starring Judy Holliday, on July 7th.
...A morning of "B" crime movies on July 8th includes the 62-minute LADY GANGSTER (1942) with Faye Emerson, who I've enjoyed in a number of films including DANGER SIGNAL (1945) and GUILTY BYSTANDER (1950). My DVR is set!
...Anne Shirley, James Craig, and Charles Coburn star in the "B" film UNEXPECTED UNCLE (1941) on July 10th.
...LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (1951) is an interesting melodrama starring Richard Todd, Ruth Roman, and Zachary Scott. It airs on the 12th.
...Olivia de Havilland celebrates her 98th birthday on July 1st. Later in the month, on July 13th, her charming film PRINCESS O'ROURKE (1943) airs in prime time.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932) strongly enough. A wonderful film on the other end of the quality spectrum is the delicious ALLOTMENT WIVES (1945) with Kay as a criminal mastermind. And there's even more Kay the following day on the 15th!
...FINISHING SCHOOL (1934) is a terrific pre-Code starring Frances Dee, Ginger Rogers, and Bruce Cabot. It's lots of fun and only 74 minutes long. It's shown July 16th.
...The rarely seen DARK DELUSION (1947) airs in the early morning hours on July 17th. It's the last "Dr. Gillespie" film, starring Lionel Barrymore, James Craig, and Lucille Bremer.
...I enjoy Susan Cabot in Westerns such as THE DUEL AT SILVER CREEK (1952) and GUNSMOKE (1953). Her last feature film, THE WASP WOMAN (1959), airs on July 19th.
THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO (1944) airs on Sunday morning, July 20th. It has an amazing cast. Highly recommended.
...I'm intrigued by THE FLORENTINE DAGGER (1935), about a descendant of the Borgias, starring Margaret Lindsay. It airs on July 21st.
...A day of Westerns on July 22nd includes two favorites, STATION WEST (1948) with Dick Powell and BLOOD ON THE MOON (1948) with Robert Mitchum. They're both excellent and very much recommended.
...July 23rd pays tribute to Dick Powell, Eleanor Powell, and Jane Powell with two films apiece. It's a great day including a Powell film which is a personal favorite, A DATE WITH JUDY (1948), costarring Elizabeth Taylor.
...Joan Blondell stars in the pre-Code CENTRAL PARK (1932) on July 28th.
...I'm looking forward to DANGEROUS NUMBER (1937) with Ann Sothern and Robert Young on July 29th.
...The month ends on July 31st with the Lubitsch classic TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942), starring Carole Lombard and Jack Benny.
For much more on TCM in July, please consult the complete schedule.
A side note: I haven't been posting the Fox Movie Channel schedule in recent months due to the highly repetitive nature of the FMC schedule. That said, I wanted to be sure to mention that ALASKA PASSAGE (1959) will air on Fox Movie Channel on July 12th. I receive steady email inquiries about this film's availability; hopefully it will come out from the Fox Cinema Archives at some point, although hopefully not in pan and scan.