Thursday, August 17, 2017

Quick Preview of TCM in November

Turner Classic Movies has released its tentative November schedule!

Please note that the picture and month header at the top of the schedule are for the current month, even though the link to the November schedule is correct. To verify you're looking at the correct schedule, click the link in the preceding paragraph and then check the web address, which should end in "2017-11-01."

James Stewart will be the November Star of the Month. If my reference is correct, this will be the third time Stewart has been TCM's Star of the Month, having previously been celebrated in May 1996 and December 2004.

Over 50 of Stewart's movies will be shown starting every Wednesday morning in November, ending in the early hours on Thursday.

Thanksgiving, November 23rd, is filled with family-friendly titles including LITTLE WOMEN (1933), I REMEMBER MAMA (1948), A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (1945), NATIONAL VELVET (1944), and CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (1950).

I was especially intrigued to see that TCM is showing the fascinating 20th Century-Fox WWII film THE MAN I MARRIED (1940), starring Joan Bennett, Francis Lederer, and Lloyd Nolan. It's part of the month's TCM Spotlight series on the Hollywood Blacklist, which will run on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Ann Rutherford receives a nine-film birthday tribute on November 2nd, and the month ends with an eight-film birthday tribute to Virginia Mayo on November 30th. Other November tributes include Sophia Loren, Irene Dunne, Miriam Hopkins, Pat Boone, Grace Kelly, Henry Fonda, Marsha Mason, and Rosalind Russell.

November themes include sports biographies, wartime romance, road trips, Robby the Robot, and blackmail. I found a St. Andrew's Day lineup of Scottish films on November 30th especially inventive! There's also an evening of dramas which were later remade as musicals, including ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM (1946) starring Irene Dunne and Rex Harrison.

There isn't a Saturday morning "B" movie series in November, but there's an entire day of 11 FALCON movies on November 6th.

Currently TCM is celebrating Summer Under the Stars, with Jennifer Jones ahead as the Star of the Month in September and Anthony Perkins in October. Look for more information on TCM in November posted here at the end of October.

Update: For more on TCM in November 2017, please visit TCM in November: Highlights and TCM Star of the Month: James Stewart.


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Really? A tribute to Ann Rutherford? How delightful!

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