Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Monkey's TCM Schedule For July

For my American friends with good cable access, here's the list of movies appearing on Turner Classic Movies in the month of July that I've mentioned in my blog. All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

Remember: the TCM day runs from 6 a.m. EDT until 6 a.m. the following day.

Friday, July 2
8:00 PM Wizard Of Oz, The (1939)
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape. Cast: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr. Dir: Victor Fleming. C-102 mins

10:30 PM Fury (1936)
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Sylvia Sidney, Walter Brennan. Dir: Fritz Lang. BW-93 mins

Saturday, July 3
6:00 PM Wizard Of Oz, The (1939)
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape. Cast: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr. Dir: Victor Fleming. C-102 mins

1:30 AM Women, The (1939)
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays. Cast: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell. Dir: George Cukor. BW-133 mins

Sunday, July 4
12:30 AM General, The (1927)
In this silent film, a Confederate engineer fights to save his train and his girlfriend from the Union army. Cast: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender. Dir: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman. BW-75 mins

Wednesday, July 7
6:00 AM Dinner At Eight (1933)
A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue. Cast: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Jean Harlow. Dir: George Cukor. BW-111 mins

Friday, July 9
6:00 AM Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Shakespeare's classic tale of young lovers from feuding families. Cast: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore. Dir: George Cukor. BW-125 mins

12:00 AM Abraham Lincoln (1930)
In this biography the simple backwoods boy rises to become one of America's most beloved presidents. Cast: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, Kay Hammond. Dir: D.W. Griffith. BW-90 mins

Sunday, July 11
8:00 PM Speedy (1928)
In this silent film, a young man helps his girlfriend save the family trolley business. Cast: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Babe Ruth. Dir: Ted Wilde. BW-86 mins

12:00 AM Orphans of the Storm (1921)
In this silent film, two sisters, one of them blind, fight to find each other during the French Revolution. Cast: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut. Dir: D.W. Griffith. BW-151 mins

Wednesday, July 14
1:00 PM Marie Antoinette (1938)
Lavish biography of the French queen who "let them eat cake." Cast: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, Robert Morley. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-157 mins

Friday, July 16
8:00 PM Freaks (1932)
A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget husband. Cast: Wallace Ford, Olga Baclanova, Harry Earles. Dir: Tod Browning. BW-62 mins

Saturday, July 17
9:30 PM Morocco (1930)
A sultry cabaret singer falls hard for a Foreign Legionnaire. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou. Dir: Josef von Sternberg. BW-92 mins

Sunday, July 18
10:00 AM It Happened One Night (1934)
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Walter Connolly. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-105 mins

10:00 PM King Kong (1933)
A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc. Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot. Dir: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack. BW-105 mins

12:00 AM Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1923)
In this silent film, a deformed bell-ringer gives sanctuary to a beautiful gypsy accused of witchcraft. Cast: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry. Dir: Wallace Worsley. BW-117 mins

Thursday, July 22
6:00 AM Little Women (1933)
The four March sisters fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas. Dir: George Cukor. BW-116 mins

Sunday, July 25
10:15 AM Awful Truth, The (1937)
A divorced couple keeps getting mixed up in each other's love lives. Cast: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Leo McCarey. BW-91 mins

Tuesday, July 27
8:00 AM Old Maid, The (1939)
An unmarried mother gives her illegitimate child to her cousin. Cast: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Jane Bryan. Dir: Edmund Goulding. BW-95 mins

Thursday, July 29
6:00 AM One Way Passage (1932)
An ocean voyage leads to romance for a dying heiress and a condemned criminal. Cast: Kay Francis, William Powell, Aline MacMahon. Dir: Tay Garnett. BW-68 mins

7:15 AM Kennel Murder Case, The (1933)
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show. Cast: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-73 mins

1 comment:

Gordon Pasha said...


A good month on TCM. My wife and I watched “Speedy” last night (yet again) and aside from the comedy this is surely one of the greatest New York movies ever made. To think that someone has captured the look of the city (not to mention Babe Ruth) just a half dozen years before I was born. The film might qualify as one of the finest documentaries ever made. I would love to see it done on DVD with a commentary by a New York historian.

Your audience is likely a wise and knowledgeable one, but just in case – for those who might not know – One Way Passage should not be missed. Aline MacMahon at the top of her form. Best.


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