Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Programming Note: Katie Award Winner King Vidor On TCM Tonight

For those of you not taking the Metro down to Nationals Park tonight to see Randy Johnson go for win number 300, it's King Vidor night on Turner Classic Movies. King Vidor, you may recall, won a Katie for his screenplay of the classic downer The Crowd. That movie, along with a documentary and four other movies Vidor directed will be playing tonight, June 3, 2009, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Here's the schedule straight from TCM's website:

8:00pm [Documentary] Men Who Made the Movies, The: King Vidor (1973)
Film clips and an exclusive interview capture the career of the top action director. Cast: Jennifer Jones, Gary Cooper Dir: Richard Schickel BW-55 mins

9:00pm [Drama] Crowd, The (1928)
In this silent film, an office worker deals with the simple joys and tragedies of married life.
Cast: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark Dir: King Vidor BW-93 mins

10:45pm [Drama] Champ, The (1931)
A broken-down prizefighter battles to keep custody of his son.
Cast: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Rosco Ates Dir: King Vidor BW-86 mins

12:15am [Western] Duel In The Sun (1946)
A fiery half-breed comes between a rancher's good and evil sons.
Cast: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore Dir: William Dieterle C-144 mins

2:45am [Drama] Fountainhead, The (1949)
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
Cast: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith Dir: King Vidor BW-113 mins

4:45am [Drama] Our Daily Bread (1934)
When he inherits a small farm, a Depression-weary man turns it into a collective operation.
Cast: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, Barbara Pepper, Addison Richards Dir: King Vidor BW-74 mins

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