Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Quick Preview of TCM in June

The June schedule for Turner Classic Movies was released this week!

MGM's delightful singing star Jane Powell, who turns 90 on April Fool's Day, is the June Star of the Month. Jane was last honored as Star of the Month over 20 years ago, in September 1995. 16 Powell films will be shown spread over Wednesday evenings in June.

The lineup features a Powell film I don't own, THE FEMALE ANIMAL (1958) costarring Hedy Lamarr, and I'm quite curious about that one.

The TCM Spotlight will focus on World War II combat films on Thursdays, beginning on June 6th, the anniversary of D-Day. That makes a nice follow-up to the WWII "homefront" series in May.

Treasures From the Disney Vault makes its quarterly appearance in June with a lineup of films focused on crime and suspense, headed up by Hayley Mills in THE MOON-SPINNERS (1964), which will please the film's many fans.

The June Noir Alley films are THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950), NORA PRENTISS (1947), PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953), SHADOW ON THE WALL (1950), and ON DANGEROUS GROUND (1951).

Saturday mornings will feature Westerns with George O'Brien, Tim Holt, and more, along with films in the Falcon series, which will also be featured in May.

I'm particularly happy to see 20th Century-Fox stars Alice Faye and Don Ameche featured in a Sunday evening double bill consisting of THAT NIGHT IN RIO (1941) and YOU CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHING (1937).

A double bill of Fox's CLAUDIA (1943) and CLAUDIA AND DAVID (1946) is another interesting Sunday night lineup, starring Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young.

Multifilm tributes in June include Robert Taylor, Patty Duke, Ann Sheridan, and Judy Garland.

June themes include a day of films on marriage and divorce; I'm looking forward to the 66-minute REPENT AT LEISURE (1941) with Kent Taylor and Wendy Barrie, who were well paired in other films.

Additional June themes: Films paired with their remakes, Las Vegas, lonely children, sharks, juvenile delinquents, and films released in 1969. Father's Day films on June 16th include LIFE WITH FATHER (1947) and FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1950).

It's interesting to note that both the May and June schedules have left blank a block of time starting at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (8:00 Eastern) on Saturday evenings. It will be interesting to see what turns up in that time slot.

I'll have more detailed information on the June schedule posted here at the end of May!

In the meantime, Fredric March continues as the March Star of the Month, with Greta Garbo the honoree in April and Paul Newman set to be Star of the Month in May.

3 Comments:

Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Good times ahead.

3:08 PM  
Blogger barrylane said...

It may not be as well known as it should be, but Kent Taylor gave his surname name to the original superhero. The first name, goes without further conversion. Siegel and Shuster were close to Taylor, not he other guy.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

A lot of fun movies on the schedule, Caftan Woman!

That's a great bit of info on Kent Taylor. Always liked him.

Best wishes,
Laura

7:59 PM  

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