Friday, May 13, 2016

Quick Preview of TCM in July

The July schedule for Turner Classic Movies was recently posted!

I'm delighted that TCM will be celebrating the centennial of Olivia de Havilland, who was born July 1, 1916.

According to a 2015 interview which was part of a recent article in Vanity Fair, the great Miss de Havilland plans to live to the age of 110. I'm sure we all hope she reaches her goal!

Just over three dozen de Havilland films will be shown on five Friday nights (and Saturday mornings!) in July.

TCM will also be celebrating Westerns in July; the channel will be playing Westerns 'round the clock every Tuesday and Wednesday. John Ford, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Richard Dix, Anthony Mann, John Sturges, Glenn Ford, Alan Ladd, Robert Taylor, Errol Flynn, James Garner, Clint Eastwood, "B" Westerns, singing cowboys...they're all part of the festival.

I've not yet found written confirmation, but I heard during the TCM Festival that the Westerns lineup will be guest hosted by Keith Carradine. I'll update this when I have more information. (Update: Carradine's participation has now been confirmed.)

July will also feature multi-film tributes to Leslie Caron (another July 1st birthday!), Joe E. Brown, Charlie Chaplin, Mervyn LeRoy, Jack Conway, Red Skelton, and Nancy Davis (Reagan).

The July lineup also includes a number of musicals, including a Saturday night prime time screening of THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! (1974) followed by SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954) and ON THE TOWN (1949).

There's also the usual great 4th of July lineup we have come to expect from TCM, including MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939), THE MUSIC MAN (1962), and YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942), to name just a few titles.

I'll be sharing more information on the July 2016 TCM schedule around June 30th.

In the meantime, the current May Star of the Month is Robert Ryan, while the June Star of the Month will be Marie Dressler.

Update: For more on TCM in July 2016, please visit TCM in July: Highlights and TCM Star of the Month: Olivia de Havilland.


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