Monday, December 06, 2021

Quick Preview of TCM in January

Here's a preview of January on Turner Classic Movies!

Thanks to various sources I've had a peek at the incomplete January schedule; while there are still some major blank spots, I've gleaned enough information to provide an advance look at the upcoming schedule.

Many classic film fans will be happy to hear that the January Star of the Month is Kay Francis. She's certainly a favorite of mine! Kay was last a Star of the Month in September 2008. Over three dozen of Kay's films will be screened on Monday evenings.

TCM has shared the first page of the January highlights calendar, which indicates GIRLS ABOUT TOWN (1931) will have its TCM premiere. Other sources don't list the film, so we'll have to see whether it turns up on the final schedule. I saw this film, costarring Joel McCrea, at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival.

Only a couple of January's Noir Alley titles have been announced. The wonderful REPEAT PERFORMANCE (1947), which incidentally comes out on Blu-ray and DVD next month, is scheduled for January 1st and 2nd. Since the movie is set at New Year's, the timing couldn't be more perfect! The following weekend Noir Alley will feature NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947).

The TCM Spotlight theme for January is "true crime." Films inspired by true events will include ROPE (1948) and THE HITCH-HIKER (1953).

Another prime time theme will be "Movie Accents," including sub-themes such as "Americans Playing Brits" and "The Trans-Atlantic Accent."

Additional January themes include Wales, POWs, Latin lovers, musicals set on ships, and opera, plus a day focused on Martin Luther King Jr.

Filmmakers receiving multifilm tributes in January include Constance Bennett, Ray Milland, Luise Rainer, Jane Wyman, Joanne Dru, Cary Grant, Frank Capra, Ernest Borgnine, Paul Newman, and costume designer Walter Plunkett.

I'll have much more on the TCM January schedule posted here around New Year's.

December 31 Update: For more on TCM in January 2022, please visit TCM in January: Highlights and TCM Star of the Month: Kay Francis.


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Looking so forward to seeing Repeat Performance without the feeling I'm looking through a spider's web!

5:33 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Yes!! I'm so thrilled that it's being preserved in a beautiful print. It deserves it!

Best wishes,

11:06 PM  
Blogger Silver Screenings said...

It took me a long while to warm up to Kay Francis, but I've really come to admire her. She truly deserves the Star of the Month treatment.

12:46 PM  

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