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Friday, May 22, 2015
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:07 AM
1432289230
short
6:07 AM
B/W
8 min
short

In this short film, Robert L. Ripley presents a series of rare sights and oddities, such as a leaning lighthouse and the definition of the word "fathom." Vitaphone Release 1361.

B/W
8 min
 
 

6:15 AM
1432289700
drama
6:15 AM
B/W
68 min
TV-G
drama

A society woman and her husband blackmail the men who flirt with her.

DirVictor Schertzinger CastAdolphe Menjou , Lily Damita , Laurence Olivier .
B/W
68 min
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D: Victor Schertzinger. Adolphe Menjou, Laurence Olivier, Lili Damita, Erich von Stroheim, Hugh Herbert. Unexceptional film interesting only for its cast. Menjou and Olivier are British officers stationed in India, both in love with Damita. Von Stroheim is fun to watch as Damita's sly, conniving husband.

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7:30 AM
1432294200
romance
7:30 AM
B/W
118 min
TV-PG
romance

Jane Austen's comic classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England.

DirRobert Z. Leonard CastGreer Garson , Laurence Olivier , Mary Boland .
B/W
118 min
, CC
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D: Robert Z. Leonard. Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edna May Oliver, Edmund Gwenn, Mary Boland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Karen Morley, Melville Cooper, E. E. Clive, Ann Rutherford, Marsha Hunt. Outstanding adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about five husband-hunting sisters in 19th- century England. Excellent cast, fine period flavor in classic comedy of manners; Aldous Huxley was one of the screenwriters. Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse's art direction deservedly earned an Oscar.

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9:30 AM
1432301400
adventure
9:30 AM
B/W
89 min
TV-G
adventure

A British spy infiltrates the Spanish court to thwart their planned invasion of England.

DirWilliam K. Howard CastFlora Robson , Raymond Massey , Leslie Banks .
B/W
89 min
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D: William K. Howard. Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Leslie Banks, Raymond Massey, Vivien Leigh, Tamara Desni, Morton Selten, Robert Newton, Donald Calthrop. Satisfying historical drama of British-Spanish conflict in 1500s with flawless performance by Robson (Queen Elizabeth), fine villainy by Massey, romantic support by Olivier and Leigh. Watch for James Mason in a small (unbilled) role.

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11:04 AM
1432307047
short
11:04 AM
B/W
10 min
short

This short film takes a look at the tools and methods used to forecast the weather.

DirPaul Burnford
B/W
10 min
 
 

11:15 AM
1432307700
drama
Hamlet (1948)
11:15 AM
B/W
154 min
TV-14
drama
Hamlet (1948)

The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to prove his uncle murdered his father.

DirLaurence Olivier CastLaurence Olivier , Eileen Herlie , Basil Sydney .
B/W
154 min
, CC
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D: Laurence Olivier. Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney, Felix Aylmer, Jean Simmons, Stanley Holloway, Peter Cushing. Brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare's play about Danish prince "who just couldn't make up his mind.'' Hauntingly photographed in Elsinore, Denmark. Won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Olivier), Art Direction-Set Decoration, and Costumes.

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2:00 PM
1432317600
comedy
2:00 PM
Color
117 min
TV-G
comedy

An American showgirl in London creates an international incident when she falls for a European prince.

DirLaurence Olivier CastRichard Wattis , David Thorne , Jeremy Spenser .
Color
117 min
, CC
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D: Laurence Olivier. Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Jeremy Spenser, Richard Wattis. Thoughtful but slow-moving comedy of saucy American showgirl Monroe being romanced by Prince Regent of Carpathia (Olivier) during the 1911 coronation of George V. Filmed in England, with delightful performances by Monroe and Olivier. Script by Terence Rattigan from his play The Sleeping Prince.

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4:00 PM
1432324800
drama
4:00 PM
B/W
113 min
TV-PG
drama
Term Of Trial (1962)

A schoolgirl obsessed with her teacher accuses him of molesting her.

DirPeter Glenville CastLaurence Olivier , Simone Signoret , Sarah Miles .
B/W
113 min
, CC
 
 
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Graham Weir is a middle-aged schoolmaster. Shirley Taylor is his adoring 16-year-old pupil. She offers herself, he gently rejects her and she retaliates with a charge of indecent... more

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6:00 PM
1432332000
romance
6:00 PM
Color
110 min
TV-14
romance

Teenagers elope with the help of an aging pickpocket.

DirGeorge Roy Hill CastLaurence Olivier , Diane Lane , Broderick Crawford .
Color
110 min
, CC
 
 

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8:00 PM
1432339200
suspense
8:00 PM
B/W
95 min
TV-PG
suspense
Stranger, The (1946)

A small-town schoolteacher suspects her new husband may be an escaped Nazi war criminal.

DirOrson Welles CastEdward G. Robinson , Loretta Young , Orson Welles .
B/W
95 min
, CC
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D: Orson Welles. Orson Welles, Loretta Young, Edward G. Robinson, Richard Long, Martha Wentworth. Fine study of escaped Nazi war criminal Welles sedately living in small Connecticut town, about to marry unsuspecting Young. Robinson nicely understates role as federal agent out to get him.

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An ex-Nazi war criminal assumes a new identity and a new life in suburban America following World War II. But an agent from the U.N.'s War Crimes Commission is on his tail,... more

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9:51 PM
1432345885
short
Bounty, The (1962)
9:51 PM
Color
7 min
short
Bounty, The (1962)

This silent promotional short presents footage of the "HMS Bounty" for the remake of "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962).

Color
7 min
 
 

10:00 PM
1432346400
drama
Trial, The (1963)
10:00 PM
B/W
120 min
TV-14
drama
Trial, The (1963)

In this adaptation of Kafka's classic, a man in a nameless country stands trial for an unnamed crime.

DirOrson Welles CastAnthony Perkins , Jeanne Moreau , Romy Schneider .
B/W
120 min
, CC
 
 

12:15 AM
1432354500
drama
12:15 AM
Color
62 min
TV-14
drama

A sailor bets he can seduce a wealthy man's wife, not knowing the man has hired a woman to play the role.

DirOrson Welles CastOrson Welles , Jeanne Moreau , Roger Coggio .
Color
62 min
, CC
 
 

1:30 AM
1432359000
documentary
1:30 AM
Color
88 min
TV-14
documentary
F for Fake (1973)

Director Orson Welles examines the career of a notorious art forger.

DirOrson Welles CastOrson Welles , Oja Kodar , Joseph Cotten .
Color
88 min
, CC
 
 
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3:00 AM
1432364400
drama
3:00 AM
B/W
84 min
TV-G
drama
Rembrandt (1936)

The respected painter takes to drink and faces down scandal after his wife dies.

DirAlexander Korda CastCharles Laughton , Gertrude Lawrence , Elsa Lanchester .
B/W
84 min
, CC
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D: Alexander Korda. Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Gertrude Lawrence, Edward Chapman, Roger Livesey, Raymond Huntley, John Clements, Marius Goring, Abraham Sofaer. Handsome bio of Dutch painter, full of visual tableaux and sparked by Laughton's excellent performance. One of Gertrude Lawrence's rare film appearances.

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4:30 AM
1432369800
drama
4:30 AM
Color
89 min
TV-PG
drama

Loosely inspired by the life of Gauguin, a man abandons his middle-classed life to start painting.

DirAlbert Lewin CastGeorge Sanders , Herbert Marshall , Doris Dudley .
Color
89 min
, CC
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D: Albert Lewin. George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley, Eric Blore, Albert Bassermann, Molly Lamont, Elena Verdugo, Florence Bates, Heather Thatcher. Surprisingly adult adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's novel based on the life of Paul Gauguin, with Sanders as the restless (and selfish) spirit who turns his back on his family, and society, to become a painter. A postscript, tacked on to satisfy Hollywood's moral code, weakly tries to undermine the character that Sanders and writer-director Lewin have just portrayed so well! Climactic scene of paintings originally shown in color.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:00 AM
1432375200
war
6:00 AM
B/W
138 min
TV-PG
war

General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.

DirMervyn LeRoy CastVan Johnson , Robert Walker , Tim Murdock .
B/W
138 min
, CC
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D: Mervyn LeRoy. Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Spencer Tracy, Phyllis Thaxter, Scott McKay, Robert Mitchum, Don DeFore, Stephen McNally, Louis Jean Heydt, Leon Ames, Paul Langton, Bill Williams. Exciting WW2 actioner of first American attack on Japan with sturdy cast, guest appearance by Tracy as General Doolittle. Script by Dalton Trumbo. Oscar-winning special effects.

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8:30 AM
1432384200
war
8:30 AM
B/W
135 min
TV-PG
war

A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II.

DirDelmer Daves CastCary Grant , John Garfield , Alan Hale .
B/W
135 min
, CC
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D: Delmer Daves. Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale, John Ridgely, Dane Clark, Warner Anderson, William Prince. Suspenseful WW2 account of U.S. submarine sent into Japanese waters and interaction among crew. Commander Grant, seamen Garfield and Clark ring true. John Forsythe makes his film debut. Also shown in computer-colored version.

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10:45 AM
1432392300
war
10:45 AM
B/W
124 min
TV-G
war
Air Force (1943)

A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.

DirHoward Hawks CastJohn Ridgely , Gig Young , Arthur Kennedy .
B/W
124 min
, CC
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D: Howard Hawks. John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, Charles Drake, Harry Carey, George Tobias, Faye Emerson. Archetypal WW2 movie, focusing on archetypal bomber crew. Tough to stomach at times ("Fried Jap going down," chimes Tobias after scoring a hit), but generally exciting, well done.

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1:00 PM
1432400400
war
1:00 PM
Color
113 min
TV-G
war

A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war.

DirMichael Curtiz CastJames Cagney , Dennis Morgan , Brenda Marshall .
Color
113 min
, CC
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D: Michael Curtiz. James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale, George Tobias, Reginald Gardiner. Atmospheric wartime drama charting the shenanigans of cocky bush pilot Cagney, who joins the Canadian air force but refuses to follow regulations.

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3:00 PM
1432407600
drama
3:00 PM
Color
133 min
TV-G
drama
Dive Bomber (1941)

A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.

DirMichael Curtiz CastErrol Flynn , Fred MacMurray , Ralph Bellamy .
Color
133 min
, CC
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D: Michael Curtiz. Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Alexis Smith, Robert Armstrong, Regis Toomey, Craig Stevens. Exciting, well-paced aviation film of experiments to eliminate pilot-blackout. Flynn, MacMurray, and Smith perform well in formula story.

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5:19 PM
1432415943
short
5:19 PM
B/W
10 min
short

This wartime short showcases the U.S. Navy Band performing naval and patriotic songs. Vitaphone Release 1080A.

DirJean Negulesco
B/W
10 min
 
 

5:30 PM
1432416600
war
5:30 PM
B/W
132 min
TV-PG
war

The head of a World War II bomber squadron cracks under the pressure.

DirHenry King CastGregory Peck , Hugh Marlowe , Gary Merrill .
B/W
132 min
, CC
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D: Henry King. Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell, Dean Jagger, Paul Stewart. Taut WW2 story of U.S. flyers in England, an officer replaced for getting too involved with his men (Merrill) and his successor who has same problem (Peck). Jagger won Oscar in supporting role; Peck has never been better. Written by Sy Bartlett and Beirne Lay, Jr., from their novel. Later a TV series.

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"One of the most honest and powerful war pictures" (Life) of all time, this "thrilling, dramatic thunderbolt" (The Hollywood Reporter) "soars right up into the bright blue yonder"... more

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7:50 PM
1432425026
short
Ski-Flying (1956)
7:50 PM
B/W
8 min
short
Ski-Flying (1956)

This short film focuses on the rules and safety measures for the sport of ski flying.

DirHeinz Scheiderbauer
B/W
8 min
 
 

TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: THE ESSENTIALS:MEMORIAL DAY MARATHON
8:00 PM
1432425600
drama
8:00 PM
B/W
138 min
TV-G
drama

A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War.

DirWilliam Wyler CastGary Cooper , Dorothy McGuire , Marjorie Main .
B/W
138 min
, CC
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D: William Wyler. Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Marjorie Main, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, (Peter) Mark Richman, Walter Catlett, William Schallert. Charming account (from Jessamyn West novel) of Quaker family struggling to maintain its identity amid confusion and heartbreak of Civil War. Warm, winning performances in this beautifully made film. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Though no screenplay credit appears, film was written by blacklisted Michael Wilson; he received posthumous credit in 1996. Remade for TV in 1975 with Richard Kiley and Shirley Knight.

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For two years the Civil War has been elsewhere. Now Confederate forces are nearby, looting and burning. It is time to fight back, Jess Birdwell's neighbors insist. Yet Birdwell, a... more

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10:30 PM
1432434600
war
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10:30 PM
Color
122 min
TV-MA
war
Glory (1989)

A green officer is assigned to lead an all-black unit in the Civil War.

DirEdward Zwick CastMatthew Broderick , Cary Elwes , Morgan Freeman .
Color
122 min
, CC
 
 
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"Glory" (1989) is based on the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, and based on the book Lay This Laurel by Lincoln Kirstein. Also influenced by the book One Gallant Rush by Peter... more


12:45 AM
1432442700
adventure
12:45 AM
Color
120 min
TV-PG
adventure

A Union cavalry officer leads his men on a vital mission behind Confederate lines.

DirJohn Ford CastJohn Wayne , William Holden , Constance Towers .
Color
120 min
, CC
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D: John Ford. John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Althea Gibson, Hoot Gibson, Anna Lee, Russell Simpson, Ken Curtis, Denver Pyle, Strother Martin, Hank Worden. Ford's only feature set during the Civil War, based on actual incidents. Union Colonel Wayne leads sabotage party deep into Rebel territory, accompanied by somewhat pacifistic doctor Holden. Large-scale actioner rates only a "medium'' by Ford buffs; others may like it better.

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3:00 AM
1432450800
western
3:00 AM
Color
69 min
TV-G
western
Westbound (1959)

A Civil War veteran fights to protect a gold shipment from a bitter Confederate officer.

DirBudd Boetticher CastRandolph Scott , Virginia Mayo , Karen Steele .
Color
69 min
, CC
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D: Budd Boetticher. Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele, Michael Dante, Andrew Duggan, Michael Pate. Trim sagebrush tale of Yankee officer Scott organizing a stagecoach line to bring in gold from California.

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4:17 AM
1432455428
short
Soaring Stars (1942)
4:17 AM
B/W
10 min
short
Soaring Stars (1942)

In this comedic short, two autograph hounds attend an air show at the Santa Anita racetrack.

DirBasil Wrangell CastSally Payne , Harry Strang , Mary Treen .
B/W
10 min
 
 

4:30 AM
1432456200
silent
Coward, The (1915)
4:30 AM
B/W
77 min
TV-G
silent
Coward, The (1915)

A Confederate deserter stumbles on the chance to redeem himself.

DirReginald Barker CastFrank Keenan , Charles Ray , Gertrude Claire .
B/W
77 min
 
 

Sunday, May 24, 2015
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:00 AM
1432461600
war
Sahara (1943) buy dvd
6:00 AM
B/W
98 min
TV-PG
war
Sahara (1943)

An international platoon fights off Nazis in World War II Africa.

DirZoltan Korda CastHumphrey Bogart , Bruce Bennett , J. Carroll Naish .
B/W
98 min
, CC
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D: Zoltan Korda. Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges, Rex Ingram, Richard Nugent, Dan Duryea, Kurt Kreuger. Excellent actioner of British-American unit stranded in Sahara desert in the path of Nazi infantry; Bogie's the sergeant, with fine support by Naish and Ingram. Based on the 1937 Russian film THE THIRTEEN (and reminiscent of THE LOST PATROL); also made as NINE MEN and LAST OF THE COMANCHES; imitated many other times. Remade for cable-TV in 1995 with James Belushi.

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"Stunningly Realistic Battle Action." -The Hollywood ReporterThere's plenty of top-notch, explosive action in this 1943 "Bogie" classic about a ragtag battalion stranded in the great... more

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7:47 AM
1432468063
short
Don'T Lie (1942)
7:47 AM
B/W
11 min
short
Don'T Lie (1942)

In this comedic short, a boy spots an escaped circus monkey enter a "haunted house"... but his friends just don't believe him.

DirEdward L. Cahn CastBilly Curtis , Buckwheat Thomas , Billy Laughlin .
B/W
11 min
 
 

8:00 AM
1432468800
suspense
8:00 AM
Color
96 min
TV-G
suspense

An American agent tries to keep Axis spies from blowing up the Panama Canal.

DirJohn Huston CastHumphrey Bogart , Mary Astor , Sydney Greenstreet .
Color
96 min
, CC
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D: John Huston. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Victor Sen Yung, Keye Luke, Richard Loo. Three MALTESE FALCON leads reteamed for enjoyable WW2 adventure. Bogart trails spies to Panama, has running battle of wits with Greenstreet, while romancing enticing Astor. Despite title, the movie never gets to the Pacific, much less across it..

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9:45 AM
1432475100
war
9:45 AM
B/W
127 min
TV-G
war

A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.

DirLloyd Bacon CastHumphrey Bogart , Raymond Massey , Alan Hale .
B/W
127 min
, CC
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D: Lloyd Bacon. Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop, Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Dane Clark. Rousing tribute to WW2 Merchant Marine, with officers Bogart and Massey, seamen Hale and Levene, usual hothead Clark, and Gordon as Massey's wife.

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The Maltese Falcon: Special Edition (1941)Bogie's career breakthrough and John Huston's directorial debut! P.I. Sam Spade (Bogart) follows a trail of murder and high-living lowlifes... more

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12:00 PM
1432483200
war
12:00 PM
B/W
109 min
TV-14
war

War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins an Army platoon during World War II to learn what battle is really about.

DirWilliam A. Wellman CastBurgess Meredith , Robert Mitchum , Freddie Steele .
B/W
109 min
, CC
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D: William Wellman. Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, Jimmy Lloyd. Meredith is superb as war correspondent Ernie Pyle living with Yank soldiers on front lines to report their stories; Mitchum's first outstanding film role as soldier. Full title: ERNIE PYLE'S STORY OF G.I. JOE.

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2:00 PM
1432490400
war
Bataan (1943) buy dvd
2:00 PM
B/W
115 min
TV-PG
war
Bataan (1943)

Thirteen U.S. soldiers risk their lives to hold a bridge against the Japanese.

DirTay Garnett CastRobert Taylor , George Murphy , Thomas Mitchell .
B/W
115 min
, CC
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D: Tay Garnett. Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Nolan, Lee Bowman, Robert Walker, Desi Arnaz, Barry Nelson. Realistically made drama of famous WW2 incident on Pacific Island; good combat scenes. Also shown in com- puter-colored version.

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4:00 PM
1432497600
war
4:00 PM
B/W
117 min
TV-14
war

A platoon of American soldiers captures an Italian farmhouse.

DirLewis Milestone CastDana Andrews , Richard Conte , George Tyne .
B/W
117 min
, CC
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D: Lewis Milestone. Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Sterling Holloway, George Tyne, John Ireland, Herbert Rudley, Norman Lloyd, Lloyd Bridges, Huntz Hall. Human aspect of war explored as American battalion attacks Nazi hideout in Italy; good character studies of men in war. Adapted by Robert Rossen from Harry Brown's novel.

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Dana Andrews, Chris Drake, John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges and Huntz Hall give revealing, nuanced performances in another masterpiece from director Lewis Milestone. Robert Rossen adapted... more

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6:00 PM
1432504800
war
6:00 PM
B/W
84 min
TV-14
war

Americans trapped behind enemy lines fight off Communists during the Korean War.

DirSamuel Fuller CastRobert Hutton , Steve Brodie , James Edwards .
B/W
84 min
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D: Samuel Fuller. Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards, Richard Loo, Sid Melton. Evans is a gutsy American sergeant caught in dizzying turn of events in early days of Korean war; solid melodrama written by Fuller, with surprisingly contemporary view of war itself.

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7:40 PM
1432510823
short
7:40 PM
Color
18 min
short

In this short film, Erroll Flynn takes a group of scientists on an expedition aboard his schooner, The Zaca. Vitaphone Release 2175A.

DirErrol Flynn
Color
18 min
 
 

TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: MEMORIAL DAY MARATHON
8:00 PM
1432512000
war
Men In War (1957)
8:00 PM
B/W
98 min
TV-PG
war
Men In War (1957)

Two enemies join forces to save their men during a retreat from the North Koreans.

DirAnthony Mann CastRobert Ryan , Aldo Ray , Robert Keith .
B/W
98 min
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D: Anthony Mann. Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Vic Morrow, James Edwards, Scott Marlowe, Victor Sen Yung. Standard war film set in Korea in 1950s, with good action scenes distinguishing usual story.

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9:52 PM
1432518722
short
9:52 PM
B/W
7 min
short

This humorous promotional short offers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of "The Moonshine War" (1970).

B/W
7 min
 
 

10:00 PM
1432519200
comedy
MASH (1970) buy dvd
10:00 PM
Color
116 min
TV-MA
comedy
MASH (1970)

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor to keep their sanity during wartime.

DirRobert Altman CastDonald Sutherland , Elliott Gould , Tom Skerritt .
Color
116 min
, CC
 
 
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12:06 AM
1432526789
short
12:06 AM
B/W
8 min
short

This promotional short asks citizens to purchase U.S. Defense Bonds and Stamps in order to build up the nation's military and infrastructure.

B/W
8 min
 
 

12:15 AM
1432527300
silent
12:15 AM
B/W
151 min
TV-G
silent

In this silent film, a young innocent enlists for World War I service but soon learns the horrors of war.

DirKing Vidor CastJohn Gilbert , Renée Adorée , Hobart Bosworth .
B/W
151 min
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D: King Vidor. John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell, Claire Adams, Karl Dane, Tom O'Brien. One of the best WW1 films ever; clean-shaven Gilbert a wonderful hero, Adoree an unforgettable heroine. Filled with memorable vignettes, and some of the most harrowingly realistic battle scenes ever filmed. A gem.

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3:00 AM
1432537200
drama
3:00 AM
B/W
113 min
TV-PG
drama

French POWs fight to escape their German captors during World War I.

DirJean Renoir CastErich von Stroheim , Jean Gabin , Pierre Fresnay .
B/W
113 min
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D: Jean Renoir. Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, (Marcel) Dalio, Dita Parlo, (Julien) Carette, Gaston Modot, Jean Daste. Renoir's classic treatise on war, focusing on French prisoners during WW1 and their cultured German commandant. Beautiful performances enhance an eloquent script (by Renoir and Charles Spaak). Edited to 94m. for U.S. release in 1938. Beware of other versions with variant running times.

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The StudioCanal Collection was created to preserve very best of our worldwide film heritage. These landmarks in the history of cinema have been carefully chosen so that they will... more

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5:00 AM
1432544400
war
5:00 AM
Color
102 min
TV-PG
war

A World War II Marine officer drives his men mercilessly during the battle for Guadalcanal.

DirNicholas Ray CastJohn Wayne , Robert Ryan , Don Taylor .
Color
102 min
, CC
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D: Nicholas Ray. John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Jay C. Flippen, Janis Carter, Don Taylor, William Harrigan. Major Wayne is exceedingly tough on his Marines; executive officer Ryan thinks he should be a little nicer. Guess who wins this argument. Solid, if not especially original, WW2 actioner, with good aerial scenes and nice turn by Flippen as crafty sergeant.

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It's World War II. Major Dan Kirby (John Wayne) is hard on his marines. His subordinate Captain Carl Griffin thinks the Major is overdoing it. But Kirby proves that there is a method... more

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Monday, May 25, 2015
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:45 AM
1432550700
war
6:45 AM
Color
142 min
TV-14
war

After vigorous training, two Army detachments see service in Vietnam.

DirJohn Wayne CastJohn Wayne , David Janssen , Jim Hutton .
Color
142 min
, CC
 
 
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9:15 AM
1432559700
war
9:15 AM
Color
179 min
TV-PG
war

A naval engineer stationed in 1926 China defies local authorities to rescue a group of missionaries.

DirRobert Wise CastSteve McQueen , Richard Attenborough , Richard Crenna .
Color
179 min
, CC
 
 
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Featuring iconic American actor Steve McQueen in the film that garnered him his one-and-only Academy Award nomination, "The Sand Pebbles" (1966) is the story of a group of American... more

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12:30 PM
1432571400
drama
12:30 PM
B/W
118 min
TV-PG
drama

Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II.

DirFred Zinnemann CastBurt Lancaster , Montgomery Clift , Deborah Kerr .
B/W
118 min
, CC
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D: Fred Zinnemann. Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Philip Ober, Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Shaughnessy, Jack Warden, Claude Akins, George Reeves. Toned-down but still powerful adaptation of James Jones' novel of Army life in Hawaii just before Pearl Harbor. Depiction of Japanese sneak attack combines unforgettable action scenes with actual combat footage. Brilliantly acted by entire cast, including Sinatra in his "comeback'' role as the ill-fated soldier Maggio. Eight Oscars include Best Picture, Director, Screenplay (Daniel Taradash), Cinematography (Burnett Guffey), and Supporting Actors Sinatra and Reed. Remade in 1979 as a TV miniseries, which in turn spun off a brief series.

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Winner Of 8 Academy Awards® Including 1953 Best PictureIn this landmark film, passion and tragedy collide on a military base as a fateful day in December 1941 draws near. Private... more

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2:45 PM
1432579500
war
2:45 PM
Color
150 min
TV-PG
war

A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines.

DirRobert Aldrich CastLee Marvin , Ernest Borgnine , Charles Bronson .
Color
150 min
, CC
 
 
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5:19 PM
1432588749
short
5:19 PM
Color
9 min
short

This promotional short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Dirty Dozen" (1987).

Color
9 min
 
 

5:30 PM
1432589400
war
5:30 PM
Color
143 min
TV-14
war

An American platoon tries to recover buried treasure behind enemy lines.

DirBrian G. Hutton CastClint Eastwood , Telly Savalas , Don Rickles .
Color
143 min
, CC
 
 
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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: MEMORIAL DAY MARATHON
8:00 PM
1432598400
war
8:00 PM
B/W
119 min
TV-PG
war
Battleground (1949)

American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge.

DirWilliam Wellman CastVan Johnson , John Hodiak , Ricardo Montalban .
B/W
119 min
, CC
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D: William Wellman. Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Denise Darcel, Don Taylor, Richard Jaeckel, James Whitmore, James Arness, Scotty Beckett. Star-studded replay of Battle of the Bulge: division of American troops, their problems and reactions to war. Robert Pirosh's slick script, which was awarded an Oscar, lacks genuine insight into the characters; Paul C. Vogel also earned a statuette for his cinematography. Also shown in computer-colored version.

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10:04 PM
1432605870
short
Rock, The (1967)
10:04 PM
Color
9 min
short
Rock, The (1967)

This promotional short for the film "Point Blank" (1967) offers a behind-the-scenes look at location shooting on Alcatraz.

Color
9 min
 
 

10:15 PM
1432606500
war
Patton (1970) buy dvd
10:15 PM
Color
171 min
TV-14
war
Patton (1970)

The legendary general's rebellious behavior almost costs him his command during World War II.

DirFranklin J. Schaffner CastGeorge C. Scott , Karl Malden , Michael Bates .
Color
171 min
, CC
 
 
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This DVD collection features four classic movies set in the barracks and battlefields of World War II. Covering the breadth and depth of the war - from Pearl Harbor, the D-Day... more


1:15 AM
1432617300
war
1:15 AM
Color
170 min
TV-14
war

A crack Nazi unit holds off the Allies during World War II.

DirKen Annakin CastHenry Fonda , Robert Shaw , Robert Ryan .
Color
170 min
, CC
 
 
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This TCM Greatest Classic Films Set includes these four great films:Battle Of The BulgeThe epic recreation of one of World War II's pivotal clashes captures the explosive action of... more

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4:15 AM
1432628100
war
4:15 AM
B/W
90 min
TV-PG
war

A hard-nosed sergeant takes his men behind enemy lines in World War II.

DirLewis Seiler CastSteve Cochran , Philip Carey , Mari Aldon .
B/W
90 min
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D: Lewis Seiler, D. Ross Lederman. Steve Cochran, Philip Carey, Mari Aldon, Paul Picerni, Harry Bellaver, James Dobson. Moderate WW2 actioner set during Allied capture of Berlin.

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This is why they ground out as much as 90 miles a day, why they stopped only so supply lines could catch up, why they went muzzle to hellfire muzzle with the Panzer 88s. The... more

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:01 AM
1432634480
short
Spotlight (1950)
6:01 AM
B/W
14 min
short
Spotlight (1950)

This short film spotlights several interesting stories, from monks who use dogs to help them find people missing in the snow to rabbits that perform tricks.

DirRonald Haines
B/W
14 min
 
 

6:15 AM
1432635300
comedy
6:15 AM
B/W
72 min
TV-G
comedy

A modern-day Don Juan tries to go straight for love of an American woman.

DirMichael Curtiz CastFrank Fay , Laura La Plante , Joan Blondell .
B/W
72 min
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D: Michael Curtiz. Frank Fay, Laura La Plante, Joan Blondell, Charles Winninger, Alan Mowbray, Yola d'Avril, Louise Brooks. Incorrigible philanderer has trouble adjusting his swinging lifestyle after being told he has a bad heart and must give up wine and women, or, as the doctor puts it, "Live like a clam, or die!'' Wild pre-Code sex farce with lots of racy humor. Legendary silent screen siren Brooks has a small part as one of Fay's lovers.

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7:35 AM
1432640138
short
7:35 AM
B/W
8 min
short

This short film provides a glimpse at famous art galleries of Rome, Florence and the Vatican. Vitaphone Release 1248.

DirE. M. Newman
B/W
8 min
 
 

7:45 AM
1432640700
drama
Night Nurse (1931)
7:45 AM
B/W
72 min
TV-G
drama
Night Nurse (1931)

A nurse discovers that the children she's caring for are murder targets.

DirWilliam A. Wellman CastBarbara Stanwyck , Ben Lyon , Joan Blondell .
B/W
72 min
, CC
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D: William Wellman. Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable, Charlotte Merriam, Charles Winninger. Excellent, hard-bitten tale of nurse (Stanwyck) who can't ignore strange goings-on in home where she works. Blondell adds zingy support; one of Gable's most impressive early appearances. Still potent today.

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9:00 AM
1432645200
drama
9:00 AM
B/W
92 min
TV-G
drama

A Navy veteran with one leg fights to make himself a success.

DirBusby Berkeley CastGeorge Brent , Anita Louise , Charles Winninger .
B/W
92 min
, CC
 
 

10:35 AM
1432650945
short
10:35 AM
B/W
8 min
short

This short film focuses on a circus family that perform acrobatic feats while riding horses.

DirDavid Miller
B/W
8 min
 
 

10:45 AM
1432651500
comedy
10:45 AM
Color
74 min
TV-PG
comedy

When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.

DirWilliam A. Wellman CastCarole Lombard , Fredric March , Charles Winninger .
Color
74 min
, CC
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D: William Wellman. Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Walter Connolly, Charles Winninger, Sig Rumann, Frank Fay. Classic comedy about hotshot reporter (March) who exploits Vermont girl's "imminent'' death from radium poisoning for headline value in N.Y.C. Ben Hecht's cynical script vividly enacted by March and Lombard (at her best). Gershwinesque music score by Oscar Levant. Trivia note: Connolly's character is named Oliver Stone! Remade as LIVING IT UP.

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12:04 PM
1432656256
short
12:04 PM
B/W
10 min
short

This short film acknowledges the shipping industry's vitality to the motion picture business.

B/W
10 min
 
 

12:15 PM
1432656900
musical
12:15 PM
B/W
96 min
TV-G
musical
Babes in Arms (1939)

A group of second-generation entertainers puts on a show to launch their careers.

DirBusby Berkeley CastMickey Rooney , Judy Garland , Charles Winninger .
B/W
96 min
, CC
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D: Busby Berkeley. Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee, June Preisser, Douglas McPhail. Rodgers and Hart's musical, minus most of their songs, and one that's left, "Where or When," is trammeled to death. What remains is energetic but standard putting-on-a-show vehicle for Mickey and Judy. Dated fun. Original ending, "My Day," was a production number spoofing Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, which was removed for a 1948 reissue and later restored. Also shown in computer-colored version.

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2:00 PM
1432663200
comedy
2:00 PM
B/W
81 min
TV-PG
comedy

A man thinks his high-spirited wife is cheating on him.

DirLewis Milestone CastRonald Colman , Anna Lee , Charles Winninger .
B/W
81 min
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D: Lewis Milestone. Ronald Colman, Anna Lee, Charles Winninger, Reginald Gardiner, Gilbert Roland. Colman's charm sustains this frothy comedy of man suspecting his wife of having a lover.

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3:30 PM
1432668600
musical
3:30 PM
Color
84 min
TV-G
musical

Saloon entertainers get mixed up with a bank robbery.

DirWilliam A. Seiter CastRandolph Scott , Gypsy Rose Lee , Dinah Shore .
Color
84 min
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D: William Seiter. Randolph Scott, Gypsy Rose Lee, Bob Burns, Dinah Shore, Charles Winninger, William Marshall, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Robert Armstrong, Florence Bates. Minor musical of saloon-owner Scott going straight at insistence of his girl (Lee); fast-moving, forgettable. Technicolor is film's best feature.

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5:00 PM
1432674000
comedy
5:00 PM
B/W
63 min
TV-G
comedy

A henpecked husband confronts the man his wife thinks she should have married.

DirNoel Smith CastGeorge Tobias , Lucile Fairbanks , Ernest Truex .
B/W
63 min
 
 

6:04 PM
1432677866
short
6:04 PM
B/W
9 min
short

This short film focuses on how marriages can start to crumble.

DirJohnny Hines CastJohnny Hines , Ken Christy , Sherry Hall .
B/W
9 min
 
 

6:15 PM
1432678500
musical
6:15 PM
Color
92 min
TV-G
musical

A star's former servants try to keep her daughter from learning of her fate.

DirDavid Butler CastDoris Day , Gene Nelson , S. Z. Sakall .
Color
92 min
, CC
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D: David Butler. Doris Day, Gene Nelson, Gladys George, S. Z. Sakall, Billy de Wolfe, Florence Bates, Anne Triola. Musical comedy star Day returns to N.Y.C., unaware that her singer mother has hit the skids. Warner Bros. musical is decent but no big deal; good cast and lots of great old songs keep it moving.

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Celebrate the ultimate girl next door, Doris Day, with 15 of her most beloved films. From her maiden movie voyage in 1948's Romance on the High Seas to 1966's hilarious The Glass... more

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7:52 PM
1432684366
short
7:52 PM
Color
7 min
short

This short film focuses on the city of Chichicastenango and the people who descended from the Mayan Indians.

Color
7 min
 
 

TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: ISLAND PRISONS
8:00 PM
1432684800
adventure
8:00 PM
B/W
113 min
TV-PG
adventure

After escaping prison, an innocent man seeks revenge on the men who framed him.

DirRowland V. Lee CastRobert Donat , Elissa Landi , Louis Calhern .
B/W
113 min
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D: Rowland V. Lee. Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer, Raymond Walburn, O.P. Heggie, Luis Alberni, Irene Hervey. Superb filmization of classic story of Edmond Dantes, who spends years in prison unjustly but escapes to seek revenge on enemies who framed him. Donat leads excellent cast in rousing classic from Dumas' story.

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Robert Donat stars in this classic swashbuckler based on the 1844 novel by Alexandre Dumas. It tells the story of Edmond Dantes, a common seaman falsely accused of spying during the... more

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10:00 PM
1432692000
adventure
10:00 PM
Color
104 min
TV-G
adventure

A pirate gets mixed up in a Caribbean revolution.

DirRobert Siodmak CastBurt Lancaster , Nick Cravat , Eva Bartok .
Color
104 min
, CC
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D: Robert Siodmak. Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher, Christopher Lee, James Hayter. Lancaster and Cravat swashbuckle their way across the Mediterranean in one of the great genre classics of all time. Cult film offers loads of thrills and laughs to both children and adults.

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12:00 AM
1432699200
adventure
Papillon (1973) buy dvd
12:00 AM
Color
151 min
TV-MA
adventure
Papillon (1973)

Two Devil's Island prisoners devote all of their time to hatching escape plans.

DirFranklin J. Schaffner CastSteve McQueen , Dustin Hoffman , Victor Jory .
Color
151 min
, CC
 
 
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The epitome of masculine cool, Steve McQueen's reign as the man's man of Hollywood is exemplified by the four films collected in this 2-disc box set. McQueen enters the seedy world... more

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2:45 AM
1432709100
drama
2:45 AM
B/W
149 min
TV-PG
drama

True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.

DirJohn Frankenheimer CastBurt Lancaster , Karl Malden , Thelma Ritter .
B/W
149 min
, CC
 
 

5:15 AM
1432718100
drama
5:15 AM
B/W
62 min
TV-PG
drama

A surgeon unjustly sent to Devil's Island fights to survive harsh treatment.

DirWilliam Clemens CastBoris Karloff , Nedda Harrington , James Stephenson .
B/W
62 min
, CC
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D: William Clemens. Boris Karloff, Nedda Harrigan, James Stephenson, Adia Kuznetzoff, Will Stanton, Edward Keane. Above- average Karloff vehicle of innocent doctor exiled to Devil's Island, mistreated by supervisor Stephenson.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:15 AM
1432721700
drama
6:15 AM
B/W
83 min
TV-G
drama
Little Men (1940)

A con artist tries to save the boarding school where his son has found a home.

DirNorman Z. McLeod CastKay Francis , Jack Oakie , George Bancroft .
B/W
83 min
, CC
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D: Norman Z. McLeod. Kay Francis, Jack Oakie, George Bancroft, Jimmy Lydon, Ann Gillis, Charles Esmond, William Demarest. Occasionally cute but slight, predictable adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, focusing on rough adolescent Lydon "learning the ways'' at Francis' school. Oakie easily steals the film as an irrepressible con man. Remade in 1998.

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This film adaptation of the novel by Louisa May Alcott follows the later life of Jo from "Little Women" as she takes charge of a school for young boys. As Jo, Kay Francis has married... more

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7:45 AM
1432727100
drama
7:45 AM
Color
98 min
TV-G
drama

Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."

DirLloyd Bacon CastPat O'Brien , Gale Page , Ronald Reagan .
Color
98 min
, CC
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D: Lloyd Bacon. Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Donald Crisp, Ronald Reagan, Albert Bassermann, John Qualen. Corny but entertaining bio of famed Notre Dame football coach (O'Brien, in a standout performance), with Reagan as his star player, George Gipp. Several long-excised scenes, including O'Brien's famous locker-room pep talk and Reagan's "win just one for the Gipper'' speech have now been restored to most TV prints. You can see it all on homevideo in any case. Also shown in computer-colored version.

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Films Include:KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN (1940) - Pat O’Brien is coach Knute Rockne, who revolutionizes football, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and who wants to shape his... more

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9:30 AM
1432733400
drama
9:30 AM
B/W
114 min
TV-G
drama

A dedicated teacher sacrifices everything to send a young miner to Oxford.

DirIrving Rapper CastBette Davis , Nigel Bruce , Rhys Williams .
B/W
114 min
, CC
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D: Irving Rapper. Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, John Dall, Joan Lorring, Rhys Williams, Rosalind Ivan, Mildred Dunnock. Thoughtful acting in this story of devoted middle- aged teacher Davis in Welsh mining town coming to terms with her prize pupil. Emlyn Williams' play was adapted by Casey Robinson and Frank Cavett. Remade, beautifully, for TV with Katharine Hepburn in 1979.

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11:30 AM
1432740600
drama
11:30 AM
B/W
101 min
TV-14
drama

An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.

DirRichard Brooks CastGlenn Ford , Anne Francis , Louis Calhern .
B/W
101 min
, CC
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D: Richard Brooks. Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Vic Morrow, Louis Calhern, Sidney Poitier, Richard Kiley, Warner Anderson, Margaret Hayes, Emile Meyer, John Hoyt, Rafael Campos, Paul Mazursky. Excellent adaptation of Evan Hunter's novel (scripted by the director) of a teacher's harrowing experiences in N.Y.C. school system. Poitier memorable as a troubled youth. Hard-hitting entertainment. This was the first film to feature rock music--Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" is played over the opening credits. Look for a young Jamie Farr (billed as Jameel Farah). Also shown in computer-colored version.

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1:15 PM
1432746900
drama
1:15 PM
B/W
107 min
TV-PG
drama

True story of the determined teacher who helped Helen Keller overcome deafness and blindness to learn to communicate.

DirArthur Penn CastAnne Bancroft , Patty Duke , Victor Jory .
B/W
107 min
, CC
 
 

3:03 PM
1432753435
short
3:03 PM
B/W
10 min
short

This promotional film for "Joy House" (1964) features the cast and crew filming on location along the French Riviera.

B/W
10 min
 
 

3:15 PM
1432754100
drama
3:15 PM
Color
105 min
TV-PG
drama

A substitute teacher changes the lives of the slum children in his class.

DirJames Clavell CastSidney Poitier , Christian Roberts , Judy Geeson .
Color
105 min
, CC
 
 

5:09 PM
1432760987
short
5:09 PM
Color
5 min
short

This short film presents a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Alfred the Great" (1969), as well as a brief history of the warrior-king.

DirClive Donner CastDavid Hemmings , Michael York , Prunella Ransome .
Color
5 min
 
 

5:15 PM
1432761300
musical
5:15 PM
Color
155 min
TV-G
musical

In this musical remake, a conservative boys' school teacher falls in love with an actress.

DirHerbert Ross CastPeter O'Toole , Petula Clark , Michael Redgrave .
Color
155 min
, CC
 
 
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Herb Ross made his directorial debut with this charming musical, "Goodbye Mr. Chips" (1969), bursting onto the screen from James Hilton's timeless tale. Peter O'Toole gives an... more

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: STAR OF THE MONTH: STAR OF THE MONTH:STERLING HAYDEN
8:00 PM
1432771200
drama
Star, The (1952)
8:00 PM
B/W
90 min
TV-PG
drama
Star, The (1952)

A faded film star fights to hold on to her past glamour despite failing finances.

DirStuart Heisler CastBette Davis , Sterling Hayden , Natalie Wood .
B/W
90 min
, CC
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D: Stuart Heisler. Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson, Minor Watson, June Travis. An Oscar-winning actress tries to deal with the fact that her career is over, her money is gone, and she must find some way to put her life together. Modest film, shot on locations all around L.A., has many moments of truth (and a typically compelling performance by Davis) to make up for its excesses.

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9:45 PM
1432777500
romance
So Big (1953)
9:45 PM
B/W
102 min
TV-PG
romance
So Big (1953)

A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.

DirRobert Wise CastJane Wyman , Sterling Hayden , Nancy Olson .
B/W
102 min
, CC
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D: Robert Wise. Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Nancy Olson, Steve Forrest, Martha Hyer, Tommy Rettig. Superficial but engrossing Edna Ferber soaper/saga about teacher who brings up son to be self-sufficient. Filmed before in 1925 and 1932.

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11:31 PM
1432783864
short
White Peril (1956)
11:31 PM
B/W
8 min
short
White Peril (1956)

This short film shows members of a "snow patrol" at work in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state.

DirDon Horter
B/W
8 min
 
 

11:45 PM
1432784700
crime
11:45 PM
Color
112 min
TV-MA
crime

Detective Phillip Marlowe investigates shady characters involved in a long-lost friend's murder.

DirRobert Altman CastElliott Gould , Nina Van Pallandt , Sterling Hayden .
Color
112 min
, CC
 
 

1:45 AM
1432791900
drama
Loving (1970)
1:45 AM
Color
89 min
TV-MA
drama
Loving (1970)

A conflicted artist tries to find a sense of purpose in life.

DirIrvin Kershner CastGeorge Segal , Eva Marie Saint , Sterling Hayden .
Color
89 min
, CC
 
 

3:22 AM
1432797767
short
3:22 AM
B/W
7 min
short

This promotional short presents a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Hill" (1965).

DirRoland Saland
B/W
7 min
 
 

3:30 AM
B/W
95 min
TV-PG
comedy

A mad United States General orders an air strike against Russia.

DirStanley Kubrick CastPeter Sellers , George C. Scott , Sterling Hayden .
B/W
95 min
, CC
 
 
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5:15 AM
1432804500
documentary
TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Ed Norton (2008)
5:15 AM
Color
26 min
TV-MA
documentary
TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Ed Norton (2008)

Celebrities reveal the classic movies that influenced their lives in interviews with acclaimed film critic/interviewer Elvis Mitchell.

Color
26 min
, CC
 
 

5:48 AM
1432806488
short
Headpin Hints (1955)
5:48 AM
B/W
8 min
short
Headpin Hints (1955)

In this short film, professional bowlers Lee Jouglard and Sylvia Wene give some tips and show off their skill.

DirWilliam Deeke
B/W
8 min
 
 

Thursday, May 28, 2015
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:00 AM
1432807200
comedy
Dance Hall (1929)
6:00 AM
B/W
59 min
TV-G
comedy
Dance Hall (1929)

A dance trophy winning young couple is temporarily split up when a playboy aviator leads the girl to believe he's in love with her.

DirMelville Brown CastOlive Borden , Arthur Lake , Margaret Seddon .
B/W
59 min
 
 

7:04 AM
1432811047
short
7:04 AM
B/W
9 min
short

Georgie Price performs his musical routine in this short film.

DirBryan Foy
B/W
9 min
 
 

7:15 AM
1432811700
musical
Street Girl (1929)
7:15 AM
B/W
87 min
TV-G
musical
Street Girl (1929)

A girl from the wrong part of town finds a new life managing a jazz band.

DirWesley Ruggles CastBetty Compson , John Harron , Ned Sparks .
B/W
87 min
 
 

8:44 AM
1432817059
short
Lambchops (1929)
8:44 AM
B/W
8 min
short
Lambchops (1929)

In this short film, George Burns and Gracie Allen perform a comic routine along with the musical number, "Do You Believe in Me? I Do." Vitaphone Release 891.

B/W
8 min
 
 

9:00 AM
1432818000
comedy
9:00 AM
B/W
66 min
TV-G
comedy

A criminal gang goes after the jewels their dying leader stashed in a woman's handbag.

DirDonald Crisp CastMary Astor , Lloyd Hughes , David Newell .
B/W
66 min
 
 

10:15 AM
1432822500
romance
10:15 AM
B/W
98 min
TV-G
romance

A young woman falls in love with the son of an old family enemy.

DirSidney Franklin CastNorma Shearer , Fredric March , Leslie Howard .
B/W
98 min
, CC
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D: Sidney Franklin. Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Leslie Howard, O. P. Heggie, Ralph Forbes. Sentimental romantic tale (with fantasy elements) about an embittered old man who lost his love on their wedding day but finds new reason to live when he must raise his orphaned niece (who looks exactly like his long-ago fiancee). Polished MGM production gets a bit pokey midway through but leads to satisfying finale. Director Franklin originally filmed this with Norma Talmadge in 1922; it was remade in 1941.

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12:00 PM
1432828800
drama
12:00 PM
B/W
88 min
TV-G
drama

A drunken director whose career is fading helps a waitress become a Hollywood star.

DirGeorge Cukor CastConstance Bennett , Lowell Sherman , Neil Hamilton .
B/W
88 min
, CC
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D: George Cukor. Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff, Brooks Benedict. Soused movie director Sherman helps waitress Bennett fulfill her ambition to become a movie star--while he sinks into alcoholic ruin. Surprisingly sharp-eyed look at Hollywood-- both comic and dramatic--that served as inspiration for later A STAR IS BORN. From a story by Adela Rogers St. Johns.

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1:35 PM
1432834555
short
Bone Crushers (1933)
1:35 PM
B/W
8 min
short
Bone Crushers (1933)

This short film short showcases professional wrestling.

DirWard Wing
B/W
8 min
 
 

1:45 PM
1432835100
comedy
1:45 PM
B/W
73 min
TV-G
comedy

A radio star's pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.

DirWilliam A. Seiter CastGinger Rogers , Norman Foster , ZaSu Pitts .
B/W
73 min
, CC
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D: William A. Seiter. Ginger Rogers, ZaSu Pitts, Norman Foster, Frank McHugh, Edgar Kennedy, Betty Furness, Gregory Ratoff, Sterling Holloway, Franklin Pangborn. Good cast can't put over weak radio spoof, with Rogers as airwaves star who becomes engaged to hick Foster in publicity stunt.

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3:05 PM
1432839953
short
3:05 PM
B/W
8 min
short

This short promotional film offers a brief look at "Flirtation Walk" (1934), followed by a short trailer for the film.

CastRuby Keeler ,
B/W
8 min
 
 

3:15 PM
1432840500
drama
3:15 PM
B/W
82 min
TV-G
drama

A politician marries while maintaining a second, illegitimate family on the side.

DirAlfred Santell CastAnn Harding , John Boles , Helen Vinson .
B/W
82 min
, CC
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D: Alfred Santell. Ann Harding, John Boles, Helen Vinson, Betty Furness, Lon Chaney, Jr., Bonita Granville. Successful adaptation of Louis Bromfield weeper chronicling life of Harding, who defies small- town gossip, following her own instincts.

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4:45 PM
1432845900
comedy
Alice Adams (1935)
4:45 PM
B/W
99 min
TV-G
comedy
Alice Adams (1935)

A small-town girl with social ambitions falls in love with a local playboy.

DirGeorge Stevens CastKatharine Hepburn , Fred MacMurray , Fred Stone .
B/W
99 min
, CC
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D: George Stevens. Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable, Ann Shoemaker, Frank Albertson, Hattie McDaniel, Charley Grapewin, Grady Sutton, Hedda Hopper. Excellent small-town Americana with social-climbing girl finally finding love in person of unpretentious MacMurray. Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer Prize winning novel becomes fine film, if not altogether credible. The dinner-table scene is unforgettable. Screenplay by Dorothy Yost, Mortimer Offner, and Jane Murfin. Filmed before in 1923.

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6:30 PM
1432852200
romance
6:30 PM
B/W
77 min
TV-G
romance

A New York chorus girl helps an illegal immigrant build a new life in the big city.

DirStephen Roberts CastFrancis Lederer , Ginger Rogers , Arthur Hohl .
B/W
77 min
, CC
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D: Stephen Roberts. Francis Lederer, Ginger Rogers, Arthur Hohl, Jimmy Butler, J. Farrell MacDonald, Helen Ware, Donald Meek, Sidney Toler. Chorus girl Rogers helps illegal alien Lederer, and romance blossoms, in this most enjoyable Capraesque comedy.

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: STAR OF THE MONTH: TIME TRAVEL
8:00 PM
1432857600
romance
8:00 PM
B/W
88 min
TV-G
romance

A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors.

DirFrank Lloyd CastLeslie Howard , Heather Angel , Valerie Taylor .
B/W
88 min
, CC
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D: Frank Lloyd. Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Irene Browne, Beryl Mercer, Samuel S. Hinds. Intriguing fantasy of young American Howard finding himself in 18th-century London, living completely different life. Remade as I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU.

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9:45 PM
1432863900
horror
9:45 PM
Color
112 min
TV-MA
horror

When Jack the Ripper steals his time machine, author H.G. Wells travels to modern-day San Francisco to track him down.

DirNicholas Meyer CastMalcolm McDowell , David Warner , Mary Steenburgen .
Color
112 min
, CC
 
 
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11:45 PM
1432871100
short
La Jetee (1962)
11:45 PM
B/W
28 min
TV-PG
short
La Jetee (1962)

In the aftermath of WWIII, a man is sent back and forth through time to find a solution to the world's fate in this experimental short film.

DirChris Marker CastDavos Hanich , Helene Chatelain , Jacques Ledoux .
B/W
28 min
 
 

12:30 AM
1432873800
horror
12:30 AM
Color
83 min
TV-G
horror

The eccentric Time Lord and his companions help a peaceful race fight off murderous mutant robots.

DirGordon Flemyng CastPeter Cushing , Roy Castle , Jennie Linden .
Color
83 min
, CC
 
 

2:01 AM
Color
13 min
short

This short promotional short film to "The Agony and the Ecstasy" (1965) focuses on the life and sculptures of Michelangelo.

DirVincenzo Labella
Color
13 min
 
 

2:15 AM
1432880100
horror
2:15 AM
Color
103 min
TV-G
horror

A turn-of-the-century inventor sends himself into the future to save humanity.

DirGeorge Pal CastRod Taylor , Alan Young , Yvette Mimieux .
Color
103 min
, CC
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D: George Pal. Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Tom Helmore, Whit Bissell, Doris Lloyd. H. G. Wells' fantasy reduced to comic book level, but still entertaining, with Taylor as single-minded turn-of-the-20th-century London scientist who invents time-travel device and has vivid experiences in the future. Oscar-winning special effects. Remade in 1978 (for TV) and 2002.

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Here today, gone to tomorrow. When George (Rod Taylor) sits at the controls of his new creation, he has all the time in the world. He's invented a Time Machine that whisks him from... more

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4:05 AM
1432886755
short
4:05 AM
B/W
8 min
short

This short film highlights the work of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, the U.S.A.'s oldest private detective company.

DirLarry O'Reilly
B/W
8 min
 
 

4:15 AM
1432887300
horror
4:15 AM
Color
81 min
TV-PG
horror

Astronauts returning from a voyage are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

DirEdward Bernds CastHugh Marlowe , Nancy Gates , Nelson Leigh .
Color
81 min
, CC
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D: Edward Bernds. Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor. Space flight headed for Mars breaks the time barrier and ends up on post-apocalyptic Earth in the 26th century. Pretty good sci-fi owes more than a little to H. G. Wells' The Time Machine. CinemaScope.

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5:37 AM
1432892248
short
5:37 AM
B/W
15 min
short

This short film takes a look at the history and uses of gold.

DirLawrence E. Williams
B/W
15 min
 
 

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