Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Quick Preview of TCM in March

Turner Classic Movies has posted its tentative online schedule for March, and it looks like there's a terrific month ahead.

The March Star of the Month will be Greer Garson.

March 2013 will be Garson's third turn as Star of the Month; she was also honored in July 1994 and in May 2004.

Over 20 Garson films will be shown on Monday evenings in March, including her Oscar-winning MRS. MINIVER (1942) and beloved classics such as GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS (1939), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1940), RANDOM HARVEST (1942), and MADAME CURIE (1943).

The month will also include multi-film tributes to directors Albert Rogell and Michael Powell, along with actors Warner Baxter, Charles Bickford, John Garfield, Ann Sheridan, George Brent, Dean Stockwell, and Sterling Hayden. There are also theme days which include dogs, twins, weekends, and film noir, as well as special lineups for St. Patrick's Day and Easter Sunday.

A few relatively little-known March titles I find of interest: KIT CARSON (1940), which stars Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews and Ward Bond (it also comes out on DVD this month); ATLANTIC ADVENTURE (1935) with Nancy Carroll and Lloyd Nolan; TOMORROW, THE WORLD (1944) with Fredric March; RIVER'S END (1940) with Dennis Morgan; THE GOLDEN HAWK (1952) with Sterling Hayden and Rhonda Fleming; and FIVE STEPS TO DANGER (1957) with Hayden and Ruth Roman.

In the meantime, the current Star of the Month is Loretta Young, with 31 Days of Oscar coming in February.

For more on the current month on TCM, please visit TCM in January: Highlights.

Update: For more on TCM in March 2013, please see TCM Star of the Month: Greer Garson and TCM in March: Highlights.


Blogger ClassicBecky said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Laura. I'm a big Greer Garson fan. Oddly enough, with all of her very famous movies and awards, my favorite of her movies is "Madame Curie." She isn't glamorous in it at all, but she does such justice to the real Marie Curie. I'm watching for that!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Happy I could spread the good word, Becky! My daughter loved MADAME CURIE too -- that's one I haven't seen yet.

Best wishes,

10:11 AM  

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