Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Quick Preview of TCM in January

It's time for a look at what's coming in January on Turner Classic Movies!

A draft schedule is now available, and while it still has a number of blanks which will be filled in by New Year's, there's plenty of interesting information to share.

Marion Davies is the January Star of the Month. Two dozen Davies films will be shown spread across the first four Tuesday evenings of the month.

It's wonderful timing, coinciding with the recent publication of the new Davies biography by Lara Gabrielle.

The January Noir Alley titles are DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952), THUNDER ROAD (1958), THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS (1947), and HIGHWAY 301 (1950). Unusually for Noir Alley films, to date I've only seen one film on this list!

The TCM Spotlight will be focused on "Car Chases," while the month's Special Theme is "The Jewish Experience." Additional January programming themes include juries, '30s Westerns, snow, nightclubs, and films based on Russian literature.

Bonita Granville's Nancy Drew four-film series will be featured in prime time on January 6th, and several Torchy Blane mysteries will have a prime time airing on the 13th.

Martin Luther King Day on January 16th will include the TCM premiere of Cicely Tyson in the TV-movie THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN (1974).

Filmmakers receiving multifilm tributes in January include James Garner, Jean Simmons, Ray Milland, Elvis Presley, Stanley Kramer, Errol Flynn, Frank Borzage, Eva Marie Saint, David Janssen, Lee Van Cleef, and Sir Ralph Richardson.

There will also be a memorial tribute to director Jean-Luc Godard on Tuesday, January 31st.

I'll have more about TCM in January posted here around the end of the year. In the meantime, enjoy Ava Gardner as the December Star of the Month!

Update: For more on TCM in January 2023, please visit TCM in January: Highlights.


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