Sunday, March 03, 2024

Quick Preview of TCM in April

Time for a quick look ahead at the April schedule for Turner Classic Movies!

TCM will be celebrating its 30th anniversary next month, and there will be special anniversary programming every Thursday.

There will also be a special evening on Sunday, April 14th, showing the first movie played on TCM when the network began on that date in 1994: GONE WITH THE WIND (1939).

The network will also be celebrating the centennial of Marlon Brando. Brando's Star of the Month films will be shown on Wednesdays.

I'm particularly excited about TCM's Monday Spotlight celebration of the centennial of MGM.

The April Noir Alley schedule will include VIOLENCE (1947), THE BREAKING POINT (1950), and BORN TO KILL (1947). The film to be shown the last weekend of April has not yet been announced.

The Saturday Musical Matinee series will include SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) and THE HARVEY GIRLS (1946) on the April schedule.

The new "Two for One" franchise debuts on Saturday, April 6th, and will feature Martin Scorsese discussing BLOOD ON THE MOON (1948) and ONE TOUCH OF VENUS (1948). The latter film will be making its TCM debut.

TCM will feature a memorial tribute for actress Glynis Johns on the 23rd. Other filmmakers honored with multifilm tributes in April include Ann Dvorak, Emma Thompson, Billy Wilder, Bette Davis, Sidney Blackmer, and Shirley MacLaine.

I'm particularly pleased that TCM will be celebrating the centennial of Stanley Donen on April 13th and the centennial of Henry Mancini on the 16th.

April programming themes will include jazz, fortune hunters, escapes, Shakespeare, and movies with the word "Young" in the title.

I'll have more details on the April schedule posted here around the end of this month. In the meantime, enjoy the conclusion of the 31 Days of Oscar series, which comes to an end on March 10th, and later this month Debbie Reynolds will be the March Star of the Month.

Update: For more on TCM in April 2024, please visit TCM in April: Highlights.


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