Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Quick Preview of TCM in May

The advance preview of Turner Classic Movies' May schedule is now available!

Clark Gable is the May Star of the Month. Gable films will be shown every Tuesday night in May, continuing into the next day.

Gable was previously the Star of the Month in October 1995 and November 2004.

Thursday evenings the TCM Spotlight will be on sci-fi, with fun films including CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954), THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD (1957), THEM! (1954), IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955) and many more.

There are a couple extra-special events on TCM in May. On May 1st TCM will celebrate the centennial of French actress Danielle Darrieux. Six films will be shown in honor of Darrieux turning 100, including her American films THE RAGE OF PARIS (1938), which is delightful, and RICH, YOUNG AND PRETTY (1951).

Also, the seven-film prime time Frances Dee tribute which I mentioned was originally on the April schedule, but later removed, has returned and is currently planned for May 17th.

Multi-film tributes in May will include Glenn Ford, Margaret O'Brien, Busby Berkeley, James Whitmore, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Howard Hawks.

As always, Memorial Day weekend will be a war films marathon. Other May themes will include France, ships, gamblers, doctors, and British films, plus a day of movies set in Mexico on Cinco de Mayo. Also look for a full day of the WHISTLER series, plus entries from the MAISIE or BOSTON BLACKIE series on Saturday mornings.

A final note, as I write a couple of spots on the schedule still say "To Be Announced."

Richard Burton is the Star of the Month in March, and the April Star of the Month theme is Character Actors.

I plan to have more information posted on the May schedule around the end of April.

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