Sunday, July 05, 2015

Quick Preview of TCM in September

The September schedule was recently posted by Turner Classic Movies!

Susan Hayward will be the September Star of the Month, starting with BEAU GESTE (1939) on September 3rd. 28 Hayward films will be shown spread over four Thursday evenings in September. It's a great series with many excellent titles on the schedule.

On Tuesday evenings TCM will feature a series inspired by the book FIVE CAME BACK: A STORY OF HOLLYWOOD AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR by Mark Harris. The series will spotlight WWII documentaries by a variety of filmmakers, along with feature films by the five filmmakers chronicled in the book, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens, William Wyler, and Frank Capra.

There's also an unusual one-evening retrospective of James Dean's TV roles on shows such as STUDIO ONE, GENERAL ELECTRIC THEATER, and ROBERT MONTGOMERY PRESENTS.

Speaking of Robert Montgomery, I'm excited that TCM is showing two Robert Montgomery films which have long been on my wish list, SO THIS IS COLLEGE (1929) and VANESSA: HER LOVE STORY (1935).

Another notable screening is one of the hits of this year's TCM Classic Film Festival, Colleen Moore in WHY BE GOOD? (1929).

September tributes include Constance Bennett, W.C. Fields, Robert Wise, Anne Bancroft, John Wayne, Irene Dunne, and Conrad Veidt.

Themes include Westerns with "Kid" in the title, Mexico, college, and Agatha Christie.

As an aside, I note that there are a significant number of "newer" films airing in September, with over 30 films released after 1970. There are also a significant number of films from the '60s.

I'll have much more information on the September schedule posted around September 1st. In the meantime, Shirley Temple is the July Star of the Month, with the annual Summer Under the Stars Festival coming in August.

Update: Please visit TCM in September: Highlights and TCM Star of the Month: Susan Hayward.


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