The January Turner Classic Movies schedule is now available!
TCM will be honoring the centennial of the birth of Oscar-winning actress Jane Wyman with a Star of the Month tribute.
Wyman was born in Missouri on January 5, 1917. The tribute will begin on her birthday and continue every Thursday in January.
Over three dozen Wyman films will be shown, a nice assortment including her early work for Warner Bros., her move into more serious dramas starting in the mid '40s, and a variety of '50s titles including Sirk classics and introducing an Oscar-winning song with Bing Crosby in HERE COMES THE GROOM (1951).
January highlights also include New Year's Day with Alfred Hitchcock; a weekly series on prison films; an evening of films from the SAINT series; and tributes to John Steinbeck, Ray Milland, Loretta Young, Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, James Mason, Joan Leslie, Tim Holt, Rossano Brazzi, and Dana Andrews. (I'm wondering if Andrews' 20th Century-Fox film FALLEN ANGEL, seen at right, is a TCM premiere?)
I'll have more on the January schedule around the last week of December.
In the meantime, Christopher Lee continues as the October Star of the Month, with Natalie Wood on deck for November and Myrna Loy in December.
Update: For more on TCM in January 2017, please visit TCM in January: Highlights and TCM Star of the Month: Jane Wyman.