Friday, March 24, 2023

Quick Preview of TCM in May

April will be a special month on Turner Classic Movies, celebrating the Warner Bros. centennial.

I'll have much more information on that schedule here next week, but in the meantime, here's a quick advance peek at TCM's May schedule!

The May Star of the Month is someone who's a favorite of many classic film fans, William Powell. Over 40 Powell films will be shown spread across Wednesdays in May.

After a two-month hiatus Noir Alley returns to the network in May, along with other franchises such as Silent Sunday Nights and TCM Imports.

The May Noir Alley titles will be THE FILE ON THELMA JORDON (1949), FLAMINGO ROAD (1949), DIAL 1119 (1950), and THE FALLEN SPARROW (1943).

Cinematographer James Wong Howe will be the subject of a special theme series on Mondays.

Also of note in May: A tribute to the late Gina Lollobrigida; the premiere of MADONNA OF THE SEVEN MOONS (1945) starring Stewart Granger, Phyllis Calvert, and Patricia Roc; and the annual Memorial Day Weekend war films marathon.

The Musical Matinee series will be venturing beyond American-made musicals and showing Jessie Matthews and Robert Young in IT'S LOVE AGAIN (1936).

Filmmakers receiving multifilm tributes in May include Glenn Ford, Howard Hawks, Laurence Olivier, George Pal, Ernest Lehman, Cary Grant, Audrey Totter, and Fred Astaire.

May themes will include Mother's Day, housewives, newlyweds, Kansas, '50s comedies, nuns, shipwrecks, marital troubles, and classical music.

The schedule is still a work in progress; I'll be sharing many more details about the final May 2023 schedule around the end of April.

In the meantime, stay tuned for details on TCM's April Warner Bros. celebration, along with details on the TCM Classic Film Festival schedule which was announced today!

Update: For more on TCM in May 2023, please visit my posts TCM in May: Highlights and TCM Star of the Month: William Powell.


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