Friday, March 30, 2018

Quick Preview of TCM in June

Turner Classic Movies posted its May schedule just a couple of weeks ago, and now we get a look at the network in June! The schedule was posted earlier this week.

The June Star of the Month is Leslie Howard. That was a bit of a surprise as Howard was Star of the Month slightly less than six years ago, in July 2012. The series will include a 2016 documentary on the actor.

I'm especially excited about the new collaboration between TCM and Ball State University, as the June TCM Spotlight focuses on "The History of the Hollywood Musical." Ball State will provide a free online course in conjunction with the series. Last month the Ball State Daily News posted a very interesting article on how Ball State students worked with TCM on creating the course.

Treasures from the Disney Vault makes its quarterly appearance with an animal-themed evening including THE BEST OF DISNEY'S TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES (1975), GREYFRIARS BOBBY (1961), BIG RED (1962), and THE BISCUIT EATER (1972). (Update: THE BISCUIT EATER was dropped from the final schedule.)

It's also a great month for Noir Alley, featuring the TCM debut of the Film Noir Foundation's restoration of THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF (1950). I saw this terrific noir at last year's Noir City Film Festival in Hollywood, prior to its restoration. It stars Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, and John Dall, and it features some great location shooting in San Francisco.

Saturday morning programming in June will include Tom Keene Westerns and Lex Barker Tarzan films. June's Silent Sunday Nights include Harold Lloyd films every Sunday evening!

June themes include Father's Day, weddings, bullfighting, hotels, plastic surgery, and the Napoleonic Wars. Only on TCM!

Filmmakers receiving multifilm tributes include Fredric March, Edward Dmytryk, Julie Andrews, Rosalind Russell, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, and Sergio Leone. A double bill of Ingrid Bergman's foreign films is also on the schedule.

In the meantime, a centennial tribute to William Holden is coming in April, and Marlene Dietrich will be Star of the Month in May.

A detailed look at the April schedule is coming soon!

Updates: TCM Presents Mad About Musicals! and TCM in June: Highlights.


Blogger Jerry Entract said...

Laura, that 2016 film on Leslie Howard is called "THE MAN WHO GAVE A DAMN" and is really worth anyone's time. I saw it recently and loved it. A very interesting man.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks very much for that recommendation, Jerry!

Best wishes,

10:38 AM  

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