Turner Classic Movies released its November schedule online last week.
The November Star of the Month is Norma Shearer. This is Shearer's second time as Star of the Month; she was the featured star 16 years ago, in 1999.
Over 20 Shearer films will be shown on Tuesday evenings this November. My favorites on the schedule include THEIR OWN DESIRE (1929), THE DIVORCEE (1930), and THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (1934).
The November schedule includes a significant number of WWII films, including many focusing on the French Resistance. November themes also include dictators, rain, the South, "good guy" pirates and thieves, and movies with the word "sweet" in the title.
November tributes include Ann Rutherford, Gig Young, Wheeler & Woolsey, Powell & Loy, Pat O'Brien, Paul Kelly, Dorothy McGuire, Gene Kelly, Boris Karloff, Dean Stockwell, Ricardo Montalban, Cary Grant, and Tracy & Hepburn.
KISS OF DEATH (1947) which also stars the late Coleen Gray.
For those who have been tracking the number of "newer" films airing on TCM of late, the number is down from October, when there are roughly three dozen post-1970 films on the schedule. The number of post-1970 titles is down to around 20 in November.
I'll have more on the October schedule around the end of September. In the meantime, Summer Under the Stars is currently underway, with Susan Hayward the Star of the Month in September and David Niven being celebrated in October.
Update: For more on TCM in November, please visit TCM in November: Highlights and TCM Star of the Month: Norma Shearer.