Saturday, August 09, 2014

Quick Preview of TCM in November

Turner Classic Movies has posted the November schedule online!

Instead of the normal Star of the Month, November will be a "theme month" focusing on silent stars every Monday evening, with films featuring Mary Pickford, Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, Pola Negri, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Ramon Navarro, George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, and many more. Harold Lloyd's THE FRESHMAN (1925), reviewed here last month, is also on the schedule.

There's a new TCM NIGHT AT THE MOVIES documentary special on the fantasy genre, accompanied by a 24-hour marathon of fantasy films during Thanksgiving week. Thanksgiving week also brings back-to-back screenings of all of the THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! films.

One of the most interesting things on the schedule is a primetime salute to Richard Dix in the Whistler films, with five Whistler films airing on Wednesday, November 19th.

November will also include a whopping ten-film birthday tribute to Joel McCrea on November 5th and an eight-film birthday tribute to Dick Powell on November 14th!

Additional November tributes celebrate Susan Hayward, Bob Hope, Michael Curtiz, Lloyd Bacon, Hedy Lamarr, Deborah Kerr, Claude Rains, Virginia Weidler, Rock Hudson, Laurel & Hardy, Rod Taylor, Eleanor Powell, Alrred Hitchcock, and Joe E. Brown.

November themes include Russian royalty, animal movies, and troubled teenagers, plus military films on Veterans Day, November 11th.

The Friday Night Spotlight seems to focus on hitch-hikers, with everything from WILD BOYS OF THE ROAD (1933) to THE HITCH-HIKER (1953) to HOT RODS TO HELL (1967).

MGM's Dr. Gillespie films with Lionel Barrymore will continue to air on Saturday mornings, the third month in a row featuring Drs. Gillespie and Kildare.

I'll be sharing more detailed information about the November schedule around November 1st.

Melvyn Douglas is on tap for the September Star of the Month, with Janet Leigh in October.

Update: For much more on TCM in November, please visit my post TCM in November: Highlights.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, wow, The Whistlers. Those are some of my favorite B movies of all time. Terrific stuff.

10:03 PM  
Blogger BG Voita said...

Joel McCrea and Rod Taylor--sign me up! Looks like my DVR will be busy. =) Thank you for sharing the line-up.

4:09 PM  

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