Monday, June 04, 2018

Quick Preview of TCM in September

It wasn't that long ago that Turner Classic Movies released the August schedule, and now we're already getting a peek ahead at the schedule for September!

Dean Martin will be the September Star of the Month. Over 20 of Martin's films will be shown, ranging from his films with Jerry Lewis to the Western classic RIO BRAVO (1959) to the musical BELLS ARE RINGING (1960) to his Matt Helm secret agent movies.

The TCM Spotlight focuses on black actors, with a lineup including CABIN IN THE SKY (1943), IMITATION OF LIFE (1934), PINKY (1949), INTRUDER IN THE DUST (1949), A PATCH OF BLUE (1965), CLAUDINE (1974), and many more.

Also of particular note in September is a showing of the WWII film NONE SHALL ESCAPE (1944), starring Marsha Hunt and Alexander Knox, which recently screened at the TCM Classic Film Festival, and screenings of the documentaries DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME (2016) and FRAGMENTS: SURVIVING PIECES OF LOST FILMS (2011).

Saturday morning programming will feature early '40s Tim Holt RKO Westerns, the serial TAILSPIN TOMMY IN THE GREAT AIR MYSTERY (1935), and the Gordon Scott Tarzan films; the Saint series will begin the last Saturday in September with THE SAINT IN NEW YORK (1938).

The month's Noir Alley titles are Laraine Day, Robert Mitchum, and Brian Aherne in THE LOCKET (1946), Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, and Raymond Burr in Anthony Mann's DESPERATE (1947), Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, and Mona Freeman in ANGEL FACE (1953), Loretta Young, Orson Welles, and Edward G. Robinson in THE STRANGER (1946), and Barry Sullivan, Belita, and Joan Lorring in THE GANGSTER (1947).

Filmmakers receiving multifilm tributes in September will include Claude Jarman Jr., Edmond O'Brien, Claudette Colbert, Martin Scorsese, George Clooney, and Arthur Kennedy.

September themes include hotels, work vs. marriage, New Orleans, riverboats, wild animals, and films set in apartments.

Leslie Howard is the current Star of the Month for June, with Steve McQueen in July and Summer Under the Stars in August.

Update: For more on TCM in September 2018, please visit TCM in September: Highlights.


Blogger Lady American said...

I think all of us know that SOTM for the next months (excluding August) will be male!! I’m betting that October SOTM will feature a female and it HAS to be Rita Hayworth!!! Reason: October will mark the 100th anniversary of her birth!!! I’m totally betting that will happen!!!

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Blogger Laura said...

As a Rita Hayworth fan from way back I would be delighted if TCM honors her with a centennial celebration! We'll have to see...hopefully we'll know in the next few weeks.

Best wishes,

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