Sunday, October 03, 2021

Quick Preview of TCM in November

Here's a preview of the November schedule on Turner Classic Movies!

The November Star of the Month is Sydney Greenstreet. Over 20 Greenstreet movies will be shown on Wednesday evenings.

The November Noir Alley films are 5 STEPS TO DANGER (1957), THE LINEUP (1958), JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947), and TIGHT SPOT (1955).

The TCM Spotlight will be focused on musicals with great dance numbers, including titles such as KISS ME KATE (1953) and SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954).

It's a great month for fans of musicals, as in addition to the dance series, Leonard Maltin will be hosting an evening of "Musical Gems." The titles he's showing are START CHEERING (1938), REVEILLE WITH BEVERLY (1943), LADIES OF THE CHORUS (1949), and TIME OUT FOR RHYTHM (1941).

A particularly noteworthy film screening in November is the Gainsborough melodrama THE MAN IN GREY (1943), starring Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Stewart Granger, and Phyllis Calvert. To my knowledge, it's a TCM premiere.

TCM will mark Veterans Day on November 11th with a lineup of films about the military.

Thanksgiving will feature a terrific lineup of family-centered comedies including MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (1948) and CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (1950). Black Friday is a day of eight Ernst Lubtisch films!

Additional November themes include the Torchy Blane, Blondie, and Bulldog Drummond series, along with football, Reno, fairy tales, Australia, dogs, staircases, and snow.

Filmmakers receiving multifilm tributes in November include Tim Holt, Gig Young, Mel Brooks, Jacques Tourneur, Marilyn Monroe, and David Niven.

I'll have a detailed look at the November schedule posted here around Halloween.

5 Comments:

Blogger Ted S. (Just a Cineast) said...

Ann Miller looks like she's going to throw her back out in that poster from Reveille with Beverly. :-|

10:19 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

I first heard of REVEILLE WITH BEVERLY, decades before I saw it, on the Johnny Carson Show. Johnny said that while he was serving in the navy during WWII, the only movie they had aboard his ship for a very long time was REVEILLE WITH BEVERLY. He said he watched it dozens of times.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Oh, my. It's one of those months, is it? I have Bulldog Drummond and Torchy in my DVD collection, but if they are on - well, I'll just have to sit down and watch 'em.

Three cheers for Sydney Greenstreet!

12:49 PM  
Blogger dfordoom said...

All the 40s Gainsborough melodramas are worth seeing. They put the melodrama into melodrama.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you all so much for your comments. Lots of fun stuff airing in November!

DforDoom, that's sure true about the Gainsborough melodramas LOL.

I need to finally catch up with REVEILLE WITH BEVERLY!!

Best wishes,
Laura

10:43 PM  

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