May will be an exciting month on TCM, including Sterling Hayden as the Star of the Month!
Over 20 Sterling Hayden movies will be shown every Wednesday evening in May. There are some truly outstanding lineups, including a night of film noir, another of aviation and war films, an evening of Westerns, and a night of eclectic titles which include DR. STRANGELOVE (1964).
TAKE ME TO TOWN (1953). However, those films are from studios which are more expensive for TCM to license, and the movies that TCM does have in the lineup are excellent, underscoring what a terrific career Hayden had.
The May Friday Night Spotlight will shine on Orson Welles. All the films one would expect will be on hand for the Welles nights, featuring his work both in front of and behind the camera. I'm particularly intrigued by the unfinished TOO MUCH JOHNSON (1938) starring Joseph Cotten.
Anne Jeffreys, recently reviewed here in TRAIL STREET (1947) and RETURN OF THE BAD MEN (1948). The talented actress and singer, who was Mrs. Robert Sterling off the screen, will be seen in eight films, ranging from films where she had bit parts to larger roles in some rarely shown titles which I look forward to checking out.
Other May tributes include Greta Garbo, Frank Capra, Cesar Romero, Gary Cooper, Katharine Hepburn, James Mason, James Stewart, Doris Day, and Laurence Olivier.
May themes include secretaries, nurses, sons, Rome, shipwrecks, and airplane disasters. As usual, Memorial Day Weekend will be devoted to war films.
I'll have a more detailed look at the May schedule around April 30th. In the meantime, Ann Sothern will be Star of the Month in March, while April will celebrate the centennial of Oscar-winning actor Anthony Quinn, born April 21, 2015.
Update: For much more information on TCM in May 2015, please visit TCM in May: Highlights and TCM Star of the Month: Sterling Hayden.