Monday, May 30, 2022

Quick Preview of TCM in July

It's time for a quick look at some of the good things coming our way in July on Turner Classic Movies!

There's marvelous news for the many fans of Dana Andrews -- he's TCM's July Star of the Month!

Andrews' films will be shown on TCM on Tuesday evenings. I believe this is Andrews' first time as Star of the Month, which isn't really surprising, given that so many of his films were made for 20th Century-Fox; those films are more expensive for TCM to license.

Currently many of Andrews' best-known 20th Century-Fox films are not listed on the schedule; however, the lineup is still taking shape, with a number of open spaces, so we'll have to wait a few weeks to see what the final Star of the Month schedule will look like.

The July Noir Alley titles are THE STRANGE ONE (1957), HIGH TIDE (1947), SCARLET STREET (1945), 5 AGAINST THE HOUSE (1955), and RAW DEAL (1948).

HIGH TIDE is a TCM premiere. It's also just been released on Blu-ray by Flicker Alley.

The TCM Spotlight is focused on Popular Music in Film on Mondays. The Special Themes include "Danger From the Sea" and the continuation of the "Follow the Thread" fashion in film series which begins in June.

Filmmakers receiving multifilm tributes in July include Farley Granger, Billy Wilder, Janet Leigh, Jean Arthur, Tab Hunter, George Cukor, Julie Andrews, Red Skelton, Sir C. Aubrey Smith, and screenwriter DeWitt Bodeen, who I first knew as a writer for FILMS IN REVIEW.

July themes include New Orleans, gambling, strangers, clowns, Jules Verne, '50s Westerns, and forests. There's also a day of films with various colors in the titles, like THE WOMAN IN WHITE (1948) and RHAPSODY IN BLUE (1945).

As usual, Independence Day will feature YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) and THE MUSIC MAN (1962) along with other patriotic films and Americana.

I'll have much more on the July schedule here around July 1st. In the meantime, Judy Garland will be the June Star of the Month.

1 Comments:

Blogger DKoren said...

Not sure how I missed this post, but... FINALLY! My parents get TCM, so I might be able to pop over there to catch something, if they show something I haven't seen. I'll be waiting to see what the schedule is!!

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