Friday, July 01, 2016

TCM Star of the Month: Olivia de Havilland

Friday, July 1st, is the centennial of the birth of the great Olivia de Havilland.


In honor of the occasion I have written a tribute which is available at ClassicFlix. Please also visit last year's 99th Birthday Tribute for photos and review links.

Turner Classic Movies has honored de Havilland's centennial by naming her the July Star of the Month.


Olivia de Havilland films will be shown on five consecutive Friday evenings in July, beginning tonight, July 1st. The films shown include her Oscar-winning roles in TO EACH HIS OWN (1946) and THE HEIRESS (1949), as well as her Oscar-nominated roles in GONE WITH THE WIND (1939), HOLD BACK THE DAWN (1941), and THE SNAKE PIT (1948).

I particularly recommend HOLD BACK THE DAWN, a Paramount film which has turned up on TCM a couple of times but which is not available on DVD.


The lineup for each date is below. Please click on the hyperlinked titles for my past reviews.

July 1st:

RAFFLES (1939)
GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938)
THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX (1939)
CAPTAIN BLOOD (1935)
ANTHONY ADVERSE (1936)
THE IRISH IN US (1935)
ALIBI IKE (1935)


July 8th:

IN THIS OUR LIFE (1942)
THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON (1941)
SANTA FE TRAIL (1940)
DODGE CITY (1939)
THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE (1936)
IT'S LOVE I'M AFTER (1937)
THE GREAT GARRICK (1937)
CALL IT A DAY (1937)


July 15th:

THE SNAKE PIT (1948)
THE HEIRESS (1949)
TO EACH HIS OWN (1946)
DEVOTION (1946)
WINGS OF THE NAVY (1939)
HARD TO GET (1938)
GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT (1938) (also here)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1935)


July 22nd:

MY COUSIN RACHEL (1952)
THE PROUD REBEL (1958)
THE AMBASSADOR'S DAUGHTER (1956)
HOLD BACK THE DAWN (1941)
THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE (1941)
MY LOVE CAME BACK (1940)
THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS (1943)
FOUR'S A CROWD (1938)


July 29th:

THE FIFTH MUSKETEER (1979)
THE SWARM (1978)
LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (1962)
LIBEL (1959)
THE MALE ANIMAL (1942)
GOVERNMENT GIRL (1943)

For more on TCM in July, please visit the complete schedule along with my post TCM in July: Highlights.

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