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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:00 AM
1408528800
drama
6:00 AM
88 min
drama

A divorcee finds love with a married man while they both sit on a jury.

DirBretaigne Windust CastGinger Rogers , Dennis Morgan , Thelma Ritter .
88 min, , CC
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D: Bretaigne Windust. Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Thelma Ritter, Margalo Gillmore, Paul Ford, Alan Reed. Rogers and Morgan are jury members who fall in love; engaging romance story.

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Accident? Or murder? A love-nest death is the focus of a headline-grabbing trial. But the real story may be going on in the jury room, where a colorful cross-section of American... more

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7:30 AM
1408534200
epic
7:30 AM
C- 165 min
epic

Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.

DirJohn Ford CastSpencer Tracy , Carroll Baker , Lee J. Cobb .
C- 165 min, , CC
 
 
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Three distinct chapters make up this sprawling, star-studded epic. Each of the chapters, "The Civil War," "The Railroad" and "The River, the Plains and the Outlaws" features the... more

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10:15 AM
1408544100
drama
Titanic (1953) buy dvd
10:15 AM
98 min
drama
Titanic (1953)

An unhappily married couple realize their problems seem minor when the ship hits an iceberg.

DirJean Negulesco CastClifton Webb , Barbara Stanwyck , Robert Wagner .
98 min, , CC
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D: Jean Negulesco. Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Richard Basehart, Audrey Dalton, Thelma Ritter, Brian Aherne. Hollywoodized version of sea tragedy centers on shipboard story. Not bad, but events better told in A NIGHT TO REMEMBER... and more spectacularly in the 1997 film. Oscar-winning script by producer Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, and Richard Breen.

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Studio ClassicsDetermined to remove her family from the superficial, high society world in which her husband Richard (Clifton Webb) is engrossed, Julia Sturges (Barbara Stanwyck)... more

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12:00 PM
1408550400
musical
12:00 PM
C- 127 min
musical

A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl's college education.

DirJean Negulesco CastFred Astaire , Leslie Caron , Terry Moore .
C- 127 min, , CC
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D: Jean Negulesco. Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, Terry Moore, Larry Keating. Overlong musical remake of oft-filmed story about playboy (Astaire) anonymously sponsoring waif's education--then she falls in love with him. Some good dance numbers, and Johnny Mercer score highlighted by ''Something's Got to Give.'' Previously filmed in 1919, 1931, as CURLY TOP in 1935, and in the Netherlands in 1938. CinemaScope.

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Celebrate 75 years of great filmmaking with the timeless films collected on the 4-disc "Studio Classics, Set 1." Rex Harrison plays the eponymous King opposite Irene Dunne as his... more

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2:15 PM
1408558500
western
2:15 PM
C- 99 min
western

A widow with several children leaves New York City to become a ranch hand in territorial Arizona.

DirVincent Sherman CastDebbie Reynolds , Steve Forrest , Andy Griffith .
C- 99 min, , CC
 
 
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A widow finds a new and challenging life when she becomes sheriff of her new town in Arizona. **Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a... more

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4:00 PM
1408564800
comedy
4:00 PM
C- 108 min
comedy

A millionairess forces her lawyer to find suitable husbands for her three daughters who stand to inherit a fortune.

DirMichael Gordon CastKirk Douglas , Mitzi Gaynor , Gig Young .
C- 108 min,
 
 

6:00 PM
1408572000
musical
6:00 PM
C- 117 min
musical

This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.

DirWalter Lang CastSusan Hayward , Rory Calhoun , David Wayne .
C- 117 min, , CC
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D: Walter Lang. Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter, Robert Wagner, Una Merkel. Well-intentioned schmaltz based loosely on events in life of singer Jane Froman with Hayward earnest as songstress struggling to make comeback after crippling plane crash. Alfred Newman won an Oscar for Scoring.

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8:00 PM
1408579200
comedy
8:00 PM
101 min
comedy

A woman pretends to be a cleaning lady to get to know her son's high-society in-laws.

DirMitchell Leisen CastGene Tierney , John Lund , Miriam Hopkins .
101 min, , CC
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D: Mitchell Leisen. Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter, Jan Sterling, Larry Keating, James Lorimer. Excellent, underrated comedy with cynical undertones about the American dream. Hardworking Lund marries socialite Tierney, suffers embarrassment when his plain-talking mother (Ritter) comes to town and is mistaken for servant. Ritter is simply superb. Written by Walter Reisch, Richard Breen, and producer Charles Brackett.

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10:00 PM
1408586400
suspense
10:00 PM
80 min
suspense

A petty thief accidentally steals a communist spy's purse.

DirSamuel Fuller CastRichard Widmark , Jean Peters , Thelma Ritter .
80 min, , CC
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D: Samuel Fuller. Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Richard Kiley, Murvyn Vye, Milburn Stone. Pickpocket Widmark inadvertently acquires top-secret microfilm and becomes target for espionage agents. Tough, brutal, well-made film, with superb performance by Ritter as street peddler who also sells information. Story by Dwight Taylor; screenplay by the director. Remade as THE CAPE TOWN AFFAIR.

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A pickpocket finds himself in possession of top secret microfilm and on the run from feds, crooks and Communists in this 1953 film noir. Richard Widmark plays a small-time crook... more

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11:30 PM
1408591800
comedy
11:30 PM
103 min
comedy

A marriage broker can't resist meddling in the life of a model, with disastrous results.

DirGeorge Cukor CastJeanne Crain , Scott Brady , Thelma Ritter .
103 min, , CC
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D: George Cukor. Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady, Thelma Ritter, Zero Mostel, Michael O'Shea, Frank Fontaine, Nancy Kulp. Poignant, perceptive little comedy-drama chronicling the affairs of marriage broker Ritter, who plays Cupid for model Crain and X-ray technician Brady. However, most of her clients don't have pretty faces: they're shy, lonely, desperate for companionship. A winner.

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1:30 AM
1408599000
comedy
1:30 AM
C- 102 min
comedy
Pillow Talk (1959)

A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.

DirMichael Gordon CastRock Hudson , Doris Day , Tony Randall .
C- 102 min, , CC
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D: Michael Gordon. Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, Nick Adams, Julia Meade, Allen Jenkins, Lee Patrick, William Schallert, Frances Sternhagen. Rock pursues Doris, with interference from Randall and sideline witticisms from Ritter. Imaginative sex comedy has two stars sharing a party line without knowing each other's identity. Fast-moving; plush sets, gorgeous fashions. Oscar-winning story and screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, and Maurice Richlin. CinemaScope.

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Hollywood screen couple Doris Day and Rock Hudson light up the screen with laughter in three delightful comedy gems! Join them as they fall in, out, and back in love again in a... more

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3:21 AM
1408605693
short
Bounty, The (1962)
3:21 AM
C- 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).

C- 7 min,
 
 

3:30 AM
1408606200
drama
3:30 AM
149 min
drama

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

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

Thursday, August 21, 2014
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:00 AM
1408615200
romance
Fixer Dugan (1939)
6:00 AM
68 min
romance
Fixer Dugan (1939)

A circus man adopts an aerialist's daughter.

DirLew Landers CastLee Tracy , Virginia Weidler , Peggy Shannon .
68 min, , CC
 
 

7:15 AM
1408619700
comedy
7:15 AM
61 min
comedy

A true to life gangster movie stirs up an all out mob assault on Hollywood.

DirLew Landers CastLee Tracy , Joan Woodbury , Paul Guilfoyle .
61 min, , CC
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D: Lew Landers. Lee Tracy, Joan Woodbury, Paul Guilfoyle, Lee Patrick, Richard Lane, Bradley Page, Tom Kennedy, George Irving, Frank M. Thomas, Jack Carson. Lively comedy about screenwriter Tracy collaborating with ex-con Guilfoyle on a script based on his last bank robbery. Amusing movie-studio background (shot all around the RKO lot) supports Tracy's usual fast-talking antics.

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8:30 AM
1408624200
crime
8:30 AM
72 min
crime

A wily defense attorney changes his tune when he's named district attorney.

DirChristy Cabanne CastLee Tracy , Margot Grahame , Eduardo Cianelli .
72 min, , CC
 
 
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A rule-bending, hard-drinking but brilliant (and very successful) attorney, played by Pat O’Brien, yearns for the quieter life of a judgeship, but high-profile cases keep coming his... more

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9:45 AM
1408628700
crime
9:45 AM
69 min
crime

A crooked lawyer's daughter falls for a gangster that he helped acquit.

DirJack Hively CastLee Tracy , Barbara Read , Patric Knowles .
69 min, , CC
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D: Jack Hively. Lee Tracy, Barbara Read, Patric Knowles, Allan Lane, Linda Hayes, Morgan Conway, Robert Emmett Keane. Tracy plays yet another silver-tongued sharpie, here a crafty lawyer who revels in acquitting guilty crooks, until his daughter falls for one. The once-sprightly Tracy looks weary in this routine meller.

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11:00 AM
1408633200
crime
11:00 AM
66 min
crime

A postal detective tracks the gang that robbed a mail truck and killed the driver.

DirEdward Killy CastLee Tracy , Gloria Stuart , Judith Blake .
66 min,
 
 

12:15 PM
1408637700
comedy
12:15 PM
64 min
comedy

Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.

DirRay McCarey CastLee Tracy , Linda Hayes , Raymond Walburn .
64 min, , CC
 
 

1:30 PM
1408642200
drama
1:30 PM
58 min
drama

A radio station's newsman rushes to the rescue of his peer, who has been kidnapped by bank robbers.

DirRichard Rosson CastLee Tracy , Diana Gibson , Donald Meek .
58 min,
 
 

2:30 PM
1408645800
drama
2:30 PM
73 min
drama

A woman's bad taste in men leads to pregnancy out of wedlock.

DirMichael Curtiz CastAnn Dvorak , Lee Tracy , Richard Cromwell .
73 min,
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D: Michael Curtiz. Ann Dvorak, Lee Tracy, Richard Cromwell, Guy Kibbee, Leslie Fenton, Frank McHugh, Evalyn Knapp, Charles Middleton. Seamy, over-plotted pre-Code melodrama about unwed mother Dvorak and the various bad eggs she has a habit of falling for. Typically fast-paced Warner Bros. yarn, though more unpleasant than most.

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In the naughty, bawdy years before the Production Code, filmmakers turned the camera lens toward sin and its more entertaining consequences. The Strange Love of Molly Louvain is a... more

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3:45 PM
1408650300
comedy
3:45 PM
77 min
comedy

A carnival pitch man turns a sideshow dancer into an overnight sensation.

DirGregory La Cava CastLupe Velez , Lee Tracy , Eugene Pallette .
77 min,
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D: Gregory LaCava. Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette, Frank Morgan. Delightful comedy about wiseguy carnival pitchman (Tracy) scheming to make Velez an instant celebrity; plenty of laughs, and wonderful performance by Morgan as neurotic Ziegfeld-ish producer.

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Flim-flamming carny barker Jimmy Bates (Lee Tracy) vows to turn a hooch dancer into a Broadway sensation. Since the hooch dancer is played by incendiary Lupe Velez, the screen’s... more

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5:15 PM
1408655700
drama
5:15 PM
71 min
drama

A beautiful girl convinces a reporter to cover up her involvement in a murder.

DirWilliam A. Wellman CastDouglas Fairbanks Jr. , Ann Dvorak , Frances Dee .
71 min,
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D: William A. Wellman. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Ann Dvorak, Frances Dee, Lee Tracy, Lyle Talbot, Andre Luguet, Warren Hymer. Attractive cast in curiously unappealing story of a Broadway columnist and his private intrigues. Tracy, who portrayed Winchell types so often, here plays the columnist's legman.

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New York Globe Columnist Jimmy Russell (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) prowls his Broadway beat, digging up the racy gossip his readers devour with their morning toast and cup of joe. It's... more

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6:30 PM
1408660200
drama
6:30 PM
79 min
drama

A middle aged working man gets to relive his life and make himself wealthy.

DirEdgar Selwyn CastLee Tracy , Mae Clark , Otto Kruger .
79 min,
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D: Edgar Selwyn. Lee Tracy, Mae Clarke, Otto Kruger, George Barbier, Peggy Shannon, C. Henry Gordon, Clara Blandick. Fascinating Depression-era sleeper with an intriguing premise. Tracy is ideally cast as a middle-aged working man who gets to relive his life . . . and marry into wealth and power. Snappy script by director Selwyn and Ben Hecht. And watch for The Three Stooges!

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Joe Gimlet, a Depression-era tobacconist, knows what he would do if he could start life over – go for the dough and all the power and prestige it brings. Surprisingly, Joe gets his... more

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8:00 PM
1408665600
comedy
8:00 PM
96 min
comedy
Bombshell (1933)

A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.

DirVictor Fleming CastJean Harlow , Lee Tracy , Frank Morgan .
96 min, , CC
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D: Victor Fleming. Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone, Una Merkel, Pat O'Brien, C Aubrey Smith, Ted Healy, Isabel Jewell. Devastating satire of 1930s Hollywood, with Harlow a much-abused star, Tracy an incredibly unscrupulous publicity director making her life hell. No holds barred. Scripted by John Lee Mahin and Jules Furthman, from a play by Caroline Francke and Mack Crane. Retitled BLONDE BOMBSHELL.

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“Your hair is like a field of silver daisies,” a rhapsodic suitor tells Tinseltown megastar Lola Burns. “I’d like to run barefoot through your hair.” In her signature comedy, Jean... more

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9:39 PM
1408671567
short
9:39 PM
C- 18 min
short

In this musical short film, the son of a department store owner replaces the regular sales girls with chorus girls.

DirJack Cummings CastLee Phelps , Tiny Sandford , Franklin Pangborn .
C- 18 min,
 
 

10:00 PM
1408672800
comedy
10:00 PM
80 min
comedy
Blessed Event (1932)

An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.

DirRoy Del Ruth CastLee Tracy , Mary Brian , Allen Jenkins .
80 min, , CC
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D: Roy Del Ruth. Lee Tracy, Mary Brian, Dick Powell, Emma Dunn, Frank McHugh, Allen Jenkins, Ned Sparks, Ruth Donnelly. Tracy's most famous role has him a Walter Winchell prototype whose spicy column makes him famous but also gets him in hot water; Powell makes film debut as crooner. Fast-moving, delightful.

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Yellow journalism is not exactly new, as this 1932 sendup of a keyhole-peeping columnist proves. Early Hollywood bad boy Lee Tracy (who created the Hildy Johnson role for The Front... more

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11:30 PM
1408678200
comedy
11:30 PM
111 min
comedy

A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.

DirGeorge Cukor CastMarie Dressler , John Barrymore , Wallace Beery .
111 min, , CC
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D: George Cukor. Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe, Billie Burke, Madge Evans, Jean Hersholt, Karen Morley, Phillips Holmes, May Robson. Vintage MGM constellation of stars portray various strata of society in N.Y.C., invited to dine and shine; Harlow in fine comedy form, but Dressler as dowager steals focus in filmization of George KaufmanEdna Ferber play. Scripted by three top writers: Herman Mankiewicz, Frances Marion, and Donald Ogden Stewart. Don't miss this one. Remade for cable TV in 1989 with Lauren Bacall.

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1:30 AM
1408685400
horror
Doctor X (1932) buy dvd
1:30 AM
C- 76 min
horror
Doctor X (1932)

A reporter investigates a series of cannibalistic murders at a medical college.

DirMichael Curtiz CastLionel Atwill , Fay Wray , Lee Tracy .
C- 76 min,
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D: Michael Curtiz. Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster, Robert Warwick, Mae Busch. Police have tracked the ``full-moon strangler'' to Atwill's experimental laboratory. Ludicrous Grand Guignol chiller (Wray's entrance has her screaming--for no reason at all) is a must for horror-film buffs because of its Anton Grot sets, special Max Factor makeup, and rich use of two-color Technicolor... but it creaks badly and seems much longer than it is.

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The horror! The horror! The six films included in this 3-disc set represent some of the most legendary horror films from the early days of Hollywood. Each film boasts at least one... more

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3:00 AM
1408690800
war
3:00 AM
82 min
war

A carnival showman tries to keep Japanese spies from sabotaging the Panama Canal.

DirWilliam Berke CastLee Tracy , Nancy Kelly , Richard Loo .
82 min,
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D: William Berke. Lee Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Loo, Abner Biberman, Regis Toomey, Philip Ahn. Americans vs. Japanese in usual flag-waving espionage film, no better or worse than most.

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4:30 AM
1408696200
drama
4:30 AM
78 min
drama

Foreign correspondents clash over working methods and love.

DirGeorge Hill CastLee Tracy , Benita Hume , Una Merkel .
78 min,
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D: George Hill. Lee Tracy, Benita Hume, Una Merkel, James Gleason, Alan Edwards. Tracy enlivens this so-so story of a manipulative, globe-trotting journalist, who creates as much news as he covers; highlighted are his escapades while in Russia. Script by Bella and Sam Spewack, from their play.

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Lee Tracy, the actor who makes a delightful specialty of playing motormouthed manipulators and flimflammers (including Hildy Johnson in Broadway’s original The Front Page and slick... more

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5:50 AM
1408701029
short
5:50 AM
8 min
short

In this short film, Pete Smith provides comedic narration over such silent footage as a man trying to marry the woman he loves.

8 min,
 
 

Friday, August 22, 2014
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:00 AM
1408701600
comedy
6:00 AM
97 min
comedy

A millionaire's will requires his heirs to perform outrageous stunts.

DirMario Zampi CastAlastair Sim , Fay Compton , Beatrice Campbell .
97 min, , CC
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D: Mario Zampi. Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, Hugh Griffith, Fay Compton, John Laurie. Notorious practical joker dies, and leaves hefty sum to four relatives if they will carry out his devilish instructions. Pleasant little comedy. Audrey Hepburn appears fleetingly as cigarette girl. Remade in 1969 as SOME WILL, SOME WON'T.

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7:51 AM
1408708264
short
Headpin Hints (1955)
7:51 AM
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
8 min,
 
 

8:00 AM
1408708800
crime
8:00 AM
81 min
crime

An overlooked gold transporter with twenty years service plots to steal a million pounds of gold.

DirCharles Crichton CastAlec Guinness , Stanley Holloway , Sidney James .
81 min, , CC
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D: Charles Crichton. Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, John Gregson, Edie Martin. Excellent comedy with droll Guinness a timid bank clerk who has perfect scheme for robbing a gold bullion truck, with a madcap chase climax. Won an Oscar for Best Story and Screenplay (T. E. B. Clarke); look for Audrey Hepburn in opening scene.

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Remembered for his work in sweeping epics, classic dramas, and as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, Sir Alec Guinness' mastery of the comedic craft is often... more

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9:30 AM
1408714200
suspense
9:30 AM
95 min
suspense

A refugee gets mixed up in a plot to assassinate the dictator who killed her father.

DirThorold Dickinson CastValentina Cortese , Serge Reggiani , Charles Goldner .
95 min, , CC
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D: Thorold Dickinson. Valentina Cortesa, Serge Reggiani, Charles Goldner, Audrey Hepburn, Megs Jenkins, Irene Worth. Heavy-handed drama in which Cortesa and Reggiani attempt to assassinate the dictator responsible for her father's death. Hepburn registers as Cortesa's innocent kid sister.

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11:07 AM
1408720034
short
11:07 AM
C- 9 min
short

This short documentary takes a look at Bavaria in 1953.

C- 9 min,
 
 

11:30 AM
1408721400
romance
11:30 AM
130 min
romance

An aging American tycoon overcomes his inhibitions to court a young Parisian.

DirBilly Wilder CastGary Cooper , Audrey Hepburn , Maurice Chevalier .
130 min, , CC
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D: Billy Wilder. Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver. Forget age difference between Cooper and Hepburn and enjoy sparkling romantic comedy, with Chevalier as Audrey's private- eye dad. McGiver lends good support in witty comedy set in Paris. Wilder's first film cowritten with I.A.L. Diamond, and a tribute to his idol, Ernst Lubitsch.

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This TCM Greatest Classic Films Set includes these four great films:Splendor In The GrassTwo teenagers (Natalie Wood and screen-debuting Warren Beatty) find their intense feelings... more

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1:49 PM
1408729740
short
1:49 PM
5 min
short

This MGM short is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Raintree County" (1957).

CastLee Marvin ,
5 min,
 
 

2:00 PM
1408730400
romance
2:00 PM
C- 104 min
romance

A young adventurer falls in love with a mystical woman in the South American jungle.

DirMel Ferrer CastAudrey Hepburn , Anthony Perkins , Lee J. Cobb .
C- 104 min,
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D: Mel Ferrer. Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J. Cobb, Sessue Hayakawa, Henry Silva, Nehemiah Persoff. W. H. Hudson's romance set in South America suffers from miscast Hepburn as Rima the Bird Girl, whom fate decrees shall not leave her sanctuary. Perkins properly puzzled as male lead. CinemaScope.

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A wall of fear separates the Forbidden Forest from the rest of the Amazon jungle. Tribesmen say a mysterious Bird Girl wields strange magic there and death awaits outsiders who... more

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4:00 PM
1408737600
drama
4:00 PM
108 min
drama

A malicious student tries to destroy the teachers at a girls' school.

DirWilliam Wyler CastAudrey Hepburn , Shirley MacLaine , James Garner .
108 min, , CC
 
 

6:00 PM
1408744800
suspense
6:00 PM
C- 108 min
suspense

A blind woman fights against drug smugglers who've invaded her home.

DirTerence Young CastAudrey Hepburn , Alan Arkin , Richard Crenna .
C- 108 min, , CC
 
 
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Based on the hit Broadway play by Frederick Knott, this edge-of-your-seat thriller stars Audrey Hepburn in the most intense tour de force performance of her illustrious career.... more

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8:00 PM
1408752000
romance
8:00 PM
118 min
romance
Roman Holiday (1953)

A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity.

DirWilliam Wyler CastGregory Peck , Audrey Hepburn , Eddie Albert .
118 min, , CC
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D: William Wyler. Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, Tullio Carminati. Hepburn got first break and an Oscar as princess, yearning for normal life, who runs away from palace, has romance with reporter Peck. Screenplay by John Dighton and Ian McLellan Hunter, from an Oscar-winning story (written by blacklisted Dalton Trumbo and credited for almost 40 years to Hunter, who acted as his "front''). Utterly charming. Remade for TV in 1987 with Catherine Oxenberg and Tom Conti.

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Meticulously restored frame by frame with brilliant picture and sound quality. Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in her Oscar-winning, first starring role.Roman Holiday was... more

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10:15 PM
1408760100
drama
10:15 PM
C- 152 min
drama

A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.

DirFred Zinnemann CastAudrey Hepburn , Peter Finch , Dame Edith Evans .
C- 152 min, , CC
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D: Fred Zinnemann. Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger, Mildred Dunnock. Tasteful filming of Kathryn Hulme book, with Hepburn the nun who serves in Belgian Congo and later leaves convent. Colleen Dewhurst, as a homicidal patient, is electrifying. Screenplay by Robert Anderson.

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"A Movie Masterpiece" - LifeThe Nun's Story is an unforgettable revelation of the seldom-seen world behind convent walls. A radiant Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey... more

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1:00 AM
1408770000
musical
1:00 AM
C- 173 min
musical
My Fair Lady (1964)

A phonetics instructor bets that he can pass a street urchin off as a lady.

DirGeorge Cukor CastAudrey Hepburn , Rex Harrison , Stanley Holloway .
C- 173 min, , CC
 
 
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Audrey Hepburn has never been more "loverly" than in this breathtaking musical extravaganza that won 8 Academy Awards in 1964, including Best Picture.In this beloved adaptation of... more

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4:00 AM
1408780800
adventure
4:00 AM
C- 107 min
adventure

An aging Robin Hood comes home to resume his relationship with Maid Marian and his battles against the Sheriff of Nottingham.

DirRichard Lester CastSean Connery , Audrey Hepburn , Robert Shaw .
C- 107 min, , CC
 
 
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When the last arrow was shot, did you ever wonder what happened to Robin Hood and Maid Marian? Wonder no more! A much older and wiser Robin (Sean Connery) has just gotten back from... more

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5:49 AM
1408787371
short
5:49 AM
7 min
short

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

DirRoland Saland
7 min,
 
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:00 AM
1408788000
drama
6:00 AM
C- 103 min
drama

A powerful businessman opposes his son's involvement with a woman with a past.

DirRanald MacDougall CastGina Lollobrigida , Anthony Franciosa , Ernest Borgnine .
C- 103 min, , CC
 
 

7:49 AM
1408794549
short
7:49 AM
C- 9 min
short

This short film takes the viewer down the Saguenay River, located in Quebec.

DirDouglas Sinclair
C- 9 min,
 
 

8:00 AM
1408795200
drama
8:00 AM
94 min
drama

Two men continue a traditional summer rendezvous only to discover that life has changed for them all.

DirLeslie Norman CastErnest Borgnine , Anne Baxter , John Mills .
94 min,
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D: Leslie Norman. Anne Baxter, John Mills, Angela Lansbury, Ernest Borgnine, Janette Craig. Tasteful study of human relationships; Mills and Borgnine are country workers who each year come to the city for their fling with Baxter and Lansbury. Based on Ray Lawlor's play, Summer of the 17th Doll.

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9:45 AM
1408801500
drama
9:45 AM
94 min
drama

A working-class mother fights to give her daughter a big wedding whether the girl wants it or not.

DirRichard Brooks CastBette Davis , Ernest Borgnine , Debbie Reynolds .
94 min, , CC
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D: Richard Brooks. Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald, Rod Taylor. Davis sheds all glamour as Bronx taxi driver's wife wanting to give daughter ritzy wedding. Gore Vidal's script based on Paddy Chayefsky TV play. Also shown in computer-colored version.

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11:30 AM
1408807800
western
11:30 AM
C- 79 min
western

A bounty hunter attempts to track down three killers.

DirAndre DeToth CastRandolph Scott , Dolores Dorn , Marie Windsor .
C- 79 min, , CC
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D: Andre de Toth. Randolph Scott, Dolores Dorn, Marie Windsor, Howard Petrie. Scott is on his horse again, this time tracking down three murderers. Packed with "comin'-at-ya!" 3-Dtype moments--even though it was not made in 3-D.

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1:00 PM
1408813200
suspense
1:00 PM
C- 82 min
suspense

A one-armed veteran uncovers small-town secrets when he tries to visit an Asian-American war hero's family.

DirJohn Sturges CastSpencer Tracy , Robert Ryan , Anne Francis .
C- 82 min, , CC
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D: John Sturges. Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin. Powerhouse cast in yarn of one-armed man (Tracy) uncovering skeleton in tiny desert town's closet. Borgnine memorable as slimy heavy. Millard Kaufman expertly adapted Howard Breslin's story "Bad Time at Hondo." Excellent use of CinemaScope.

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Spencer Tracy stars as John J. MacReedy, a crippled stranger who takes a train to a tiny western town, in "Bad Day at Black Rock" (1955). Set in 1945, the one-armed MacReedy becomes... more

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2:30 PM
1408818600
war
Torpedo Run (1958)
2:30 PM
C- 95 min
war
Torpedo Run (1958)

A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese prison ship carrying his family.

DirJoseph Pevney CastGlenn Ford , Ernest Borgnine , Diane Brewster .
C- 95 min, , CC
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D: Joseph Pevney. Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster, Dean Jones. Sluggish WW2 revenge narrative of sub-commander Ford whose family was aboard Jap prison ship he had to blow up. CinemaScope

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4:15 PM
1408824900
adventure
4:15 PM
C- 152 min
adventure

A sub commander on a perilous mission must ferret out a Soviet agent on his ship.

DirJohn Sturges CastRock Hudson , Ernest Borgnine , Patrick McGoohan .
C- 152 min, , CC
 
 
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From Alistair MacLean's Best-Selling Novel of Secrets, Spies and Sabotage!The U.S. nuclear sub Tigerfish churns toward the North Pole. Its mission: rescue the imperiled members of... more


7:00 PM
1408834800
documentary
7:00 PM
C- 58 min
documentary

Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine sits down with Robert Osborne to discuss his life and career.

C- 58 min, , CC
 
 

TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS:ERNEST BORGNINE
8:00 PM
1408838400
romance
Marty (1955) buy dvd
8:00 PM
94 min
romance
Marty (1955)

A lonely butcher finds love despite the opposition of his friends and family.

DirDelbert Mann CastErnest Borgnine , Betsy Blair , Esther Minciotti .
94 min, , CC
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D: Delbert Mann. Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell, Joe De Santis, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli, Karen Steele, Jerry Paris, Frank Sutton. Oscar for Borgnine as Bronx butcher who doesn't plan to find love, but does, in this moving Paddy Chayefsky script, originally a TV play; also won Oscars for Chayefsky, Mann, and Best Picture.

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Marty is a 34-year-old butcher whose Italian family is constantly after him to get married. He meets plain-looking schoolteacher Clara. They are both lonely, unglamorous people who... more

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9:50 PM
1408845017
short
9:50 PM
9 min
short

This short film takes a look at races that involve running a mile in under four minutes.

DirWilliam Deeke
9 min,
 
 

10:00 PM
1408845600
crime
10:00 PM
111 min
crime
Pay or Die (1960)

A policeman attempts to crack down on organized crime "protection" rackets.

DirRichard Wilson CastErnest Borgnine , Zohra Lampert , Alan Austin .
111 min,
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D: Richard Wilson. Ernest Borgnine, Zohra Lampert, Al Austin, John Duke, Robert Ellenstein, Franco Corsaro, John Marley, Mario Siletti. Flavorful account of Mafia activities in 1910s N.Y.C.; sturdy performances.

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A secretive cadre of crime – The Black Hand – has tightened its grip on New York City’s Little Italy of the early 1900s. Merchants are threatened, some horribly beaten. Citizens... more

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12:00 AM
1408852800
western
12:00 AM
C- 84 min
western

Western outlaws join forces for a daring gold robbery in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.

DirDelmer Daves CastAlan Ladd , Ernest Borgnine , Katy Jurado .
C- 84 min, , CC
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D: Delmer Daves. Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado, Claire Kelly, Kent Smith, Nehemiah Persoff, Robert Emhardt. Nicely handled reworking of THE ASPHALT JUNGLE, set in 1898 Arizona, with ex-cons Ladd and Borgnine forming bond and becoming involved in gold robbery. CinemaScope.

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Romance and betrayal follow two gold robbers who seek revenge against their double-crossing partner in this acclaimed western remake of the crime thriller classic, "The Asphalt... more

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1:30 AM
1408858200
western
1:30 AM
C- 145 min
western

A group of aging cowboys look for one last score in a corrupt border town.

DirSam Peckinpah CastWilliam Holden , Ernest Borgnine , Robert Ryan .
C- 145 min, , CC
 
 
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The Original Director's CutBy any standard, director Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch, a powerful tale of hangdog desperados bound by a code of honor, rates as one of the all-time... more

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4:00 AM
1408867200
crime
4:00 AM
C- 89 min
crime
Split, The (1968)

A gang of thieves plots to rob the Los Angeles Coliseum box office during a Rams game.

DirGordon Flemyng CastJim Brown , Diahann Carroll , Ernest Borgnine .
C- 89 min,
 
 
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The L.A. Coliseum is the target of a crew of daring thieves led by the implacable McClain in this neo-noir adaptation of Richard Stark’s The Seventh. Jim Brown (as McClain) heads the... more

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5:43 AM
1408873406
short
5:43 AM
15 min
short

This short shows highlights from several basketball games at two postseason tournaments in 1956.

15 min,
 
 

Sunday, August 24, 2014
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:00 AM
1408874400
drama
6:00 AM
111 min
drama
Bright Leaf (1950)

Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.

DirMichael Curtiz CastGary Cooper , Lauren Bacall , Patricia Neal .
111 min,
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D: Michael Curtiz. Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal, Jack Carson, Donald Crisp. Loose chronicle of 19th-century tobacco farmer (Cooper) building successful cigarette empire, seeking revenge on old enemies and finding romance.

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Gary Cooper stars as a man who is driven to rewrite the past in this tale of love and revenge in tobacco country. Michael Curtiz ("Casablanca") directs this story by Robert Wilder... more

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8:00 AM
1408881600
drama
8:00 AM
109 min
drama
Hard Way, The (1942)

An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.

DirVincent Sherman CastIda Lupino , Dennis Morgan , Joan Leslie .
109 min, , CC
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D: Vincent Sherman. Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson, Gladys George, Julie Bishop. Intriguing but artificial story of strong-willed Lupino pushing younger sister Leslie into show business career. Holds up until improbable finale, although it seems unlikely that Broadway would cheer Leslie as the greatest discovery of the age. Morgan and Carson (in first of several teamings) match Lupino's fine performance.

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Helen Chernen wants to get herself and her talented kid sister Katie out of their jerkwater hometown. And if that means using people and throwing them away, that’s what Helen will... more

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10:00 AM
1408888800
drama
10:00 AM
94 min
drama
Flamingo Road (1949)

A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.

DirMichael Curtiz CastJoan Crawford , Zachary Scott , Sydney Greenstreet .
94 min, , CC
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D: Michael Curtiz. Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, David Brian, Gertrude Michael, Gladys George. Crawford is excellent as tough carnival dancer ditched in small town where she soon is loving Scott and Brian and matching wits with corrupt politician Greenstreet. Remade as TVM in 1980, which later spun off a TV series.

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11:45 AM
1408895100
drama
11:45 AM
80 min
drama

A pregnant prison inmate shares her problems with the patients in a maternity ward.

DirLloyd Bacon CastGeraldine Fitzgerald , Jeffrey Lynn , Gladys George .
80 min,
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D: Lloyd Bacon. Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Lynn, Gladys George, Gale Page, Spring Byington, Eve Arden. Smooth, touching remake of LIFE BEGINS about everyday life in maternity ward, involving prisoner Fitzgerald sent to hospital to have her child.

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1:15 PM
1408900500
epic
1:15 PM
157 min
epic

Lavish biography of the French queen who "let them eat cake."

DirW. S. Van Dyke II CastNorma Shearer , Tyrone Power , John Barrymore .
157 min, , CC
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D: W. S. Van Dyke II. Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley, Gladys George, Anita Louise, Joseph Schildkraut. Opulent MGM production of life of 18th-century French queen lacks pace but has good acting, with great performance by Morley as Louis XVI. Shearer captures essence of title role as costumer retells her life from Austrian princess to doomed queen of crumbling empire.

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Her eyes shine as brightly as the diamonds at her slender throat and the countless candles that turn the Palace of Versailles into a light-drenched fantasy world. She is Marie... more

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4:00 PM
1408910400
crime
4:00 PM
95 min
crime

With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.

DirW. S. Van Dyke II CastSpencer Tracy , Gladys George , Franchot Tone .
95 min, , CC
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D: W. S. Van Dyke II. Spencer Tracy, Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Edgar Dearing, Charles Trowbridge, Cliff Edwards, Mary Lou Treen. Gun-shy hayseed Tone, who was taught "thou shalt not kill,'' changes dramatically when he fights in WW1. Tracy is his devoted pal, who later tries to save him from a life of crime. Dramatically obvious, and falls apart with the entrance of nurse George; still, the opening montage is striking, and the war- related scenes exceptional.

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5:46 PM
1408916773
short
Alibi Mark (1937)
5:46 PM
13 min
short
Alibi Mark (1937)

In this short film, an out-of-work man finds himself falsely accused of murder. Vitaphone Release B41.

DirJoseph Henabery CastCharles Withers , Fred Whitehouse , Cliff Storey .
13 min,
 
 

6:00 PM
1408917600
crime
6:00 PM
107 min
crime

Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.

DirRaoul Walsh CastJames Cagney , Priscilla Lane , Humphrey Bogart .
107 min, , CC
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D: Raoul Walsh. James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart, Gladys George, Jeffrey Lynn, Frank McHugh, Joe Sawyer. Army buddies Cagney, Bogart, and Lynn find their lives intertwining dramatically after WW1 ends. Cagney becomes big-time prohibition racketeer in largely hackneyed script punched across by fine cast, vivid direction.

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James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart star as bootleggers in this thrilling tale of crime and murder in the age of Prohibition. After coming home from the war and finding his old job... more

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: ESSENTIALS, JR. :GLADYS GEORGE
8:00 PM
1408924800
suspense
8:00 PM
100 min
suspense

Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.

DirJohn Huston CastHumphrey Bogart , Mary Astor , Gladys George .
100 min, , CC
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D: John Huston. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Gladys George, Barton MacLane, Elisha Cook, Jr., Lee Patrick, Jerome Cowan. Outstanding detective drama improves with each viewing; Bogey is Dashiell Hammett's "hero'' Sam Spade, Astor his client, Lorre the evasive Joel Cairo, Greenstreet (in his talkie film debut) the Fat Man, and Cook the neurotic gunsel Wilmer. Huston's first directorial effort (which he also scripted) moves at lightning pace, with cameo by his father Walter Huston as Captain Jacobi. Previously filmed in 1931 and in 1936 (as SATAN MET A LADY). Also shown in computer-colored version.

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A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find out why - and who'll... more

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9:51 PM
1408931465
short
Fisticuffs (1938)
9:51 PM
9 min
short
Fisticuffs (1938)

This specialty short showcases former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer with various sparring partners in the ring.

DirDavid Miller CastMickey MacAvoy , Sally Payne , Hank Hankinson .
9 min,
 
 

10:00 PM
1408932000
drama
Madame X (1937) buy dvd
10:00 PM
72 min
drama
Madame X (1937)

When she kills a blackmailer, a woman is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.

DirSam Wood CastGladys George , John Beal , Warren William .
72 min, , CC
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D: Sam Wood. Gladys George, John Beal, Warren William, Reginald Owen, William Henry, Henry Daniell, Phillip Reed, Ruth Hussey. Alexandre Bisson's stalwart soap opera gets polished MGM treatment and a fine performance by Gladys George as the woman whose ultimate sacrifice is never detected by her son. Goes astray toward the end (with Beal a bit much), but worth a look.

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Beautiful Jacqueline Floriot deserts her family for an illicit affair. Betrayed by love and scorned by her husband, she descends into a life of depravity. Years later she murders a... more

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11:30 PM
1408937400
musical
11:30 PM
C- 92 min
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 .
C- 92 min,
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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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1:15 AM
1408943700
suspense
1:15 AM
78 min
suspense

A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment.

DirJohn Berry CastJohn Garfield , Shelley Winters , Wallace Ford .
78 min,
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D: John Berry. John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Selena Royle, Gladys George, Norman Lloyd. Taut but predictable thriller with on-the-lam cop killer Garfield hiding out in Winters' home. Garfield's final film.

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2:45 AM
1408949100
comedy
2:45 AM
76 min
comedy

An aging convict tries to keep his daughter from following in his footsteps.

DirHarry Beaumont CastWallace Beery , Tom Drake , Dorothy Patrick .
76 min,
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D: Harry Beaumont. Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, Dorothy Patrick, Gladys George, Leon Ames. Minor saga of aging jailbird who doesn't want to see his daughter involved with shady characters like himself.

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4:04 AM
1408953856
short
4:04 AM
11 min
short

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a young boy fantasizes about revenge in a movie theater in this short film.

DirGordon Douglas CastTommy Bond , Henry Lee (Spike) , Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer .
11 min,
 
 

4:15 AM
1408954500
comedy
4:15 AM
73 min
comedy

A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.

DirRichard Thorpe CastGladys George , Franchot Tone , Ted Healy .
73 min, , CC
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D: Richard Thorpe. Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Ted Healy, Mickey Rooney, Frank Jenks, Ralph Morgan, Virginia Weidler, Jessie Ralph, Fay Holden. Fading Broadway diva adopts a pair of bratty orphans as a publicity stunt, which leads to a fake kidnapping plot and the usual amorous complications. Frantic romantic trifle is good for a few chuckles but strains for screwball zaniness.

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5:37 AM
1408959477
short
5:37 AM
C- 19 min
short

In this short film, a pastor in a western town competes against a saloon in order to form a congregation for his small church. Vitaphone Release 7661-7662.

DirWilliam Clemens CastFritz Hubert , Jean Hubert , The Wranglers .
C- 19 min,
 
 

Monday, August 25, 2014
TIME
GENRE
TITLE
6:00 AM
1408960800
musical
Colleen (1936) buy dvd
6:00 AM
90 min
musical
Colleen (1936)

An eccentric millionaire hires a gold digger to run his business.

DirAlfred E. Green CastDick Powell , Ruby Keeler , Jack Oakie .
90 min, , CC
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D: Alfred E. Green. Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Jack Oakie, Joan Blondell, Hugh Herbert, Paul Draper, Louise Fazenda, Marie Wilson. Neglected Warner Bros. musical is quite good, with usual boy-meets-girl plot framing tasteful musical numbers. Includes perhaps-definitive Hugh Herbert performance.

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Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Joan Blondell ("Grease," "The Champ") stars in this enjoyable comedy about an eccentric millionaire who hires a gold digger to run his business. Dick... more

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7:45 AM
1408967100
musical
7:45 AM
89 min
musical

A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.

DirRay Enright CastAnn Sheridan , Dick Powell , Gale Page .
89 min,
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D: Ray Enright. Dick Powell, Ann Sheridan, Gale Page, Helen Broderick, Ronald Reagan, Allen Jenkins, ZaSu Pitts, Jerry Colonna. Stuffy music professor Powell unwittingly writes popular song hit, leading to various complications and gradual personality change. Silly but fun; songs adapted from Wagner, Liszt, Mozart, Bach.

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9:30 AM
1408973400
western
Station West (1948)
9:30 AM
80 min
western
Station West (1948)

A federal agent takes on a gang of gold thieves.

DirSidney Lanfield CastDick Powell , Jane Greer , Agnes Moorehead .
80 min, , CC
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D: Sidney Lanfield. Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Tom Powers, Steve Brodie, Gordon Oliver, Raymond Burr, Agnes Moorehead, Burl Ives, Guinn Williams, Regis Toomey. Entertaining adaptation of Luke Short story about undercover military intelligence officer Powell stirring up trouble in Western town to find who's behind series of gold robberies. Script (by Frank Fenton and Winston Miller) has sharp dialogue throughout. Originally released at 92m.

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11:15 AM
1408979700
musical
11:15 AM
98 min
musical

A West Point cadet falls for his commanding officer's daughter.

DirFrank Borzage CastDick Powell , Ruby Keeler , Pat O'Brien .
98 min, , CC
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D: Frank Borzage. Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Pat O'Brien, Ross Alexander, Guinn Williams, Henry O'Neill, Tyrone Power. West Point plot is cliched and trivial as cadet Powell falls in love with officer's daughter Keeler; some fairly good numbers highlighted by ``Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name.''

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Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler play a cadet and general’s daughter who once shared a Hawaiian fling – until she said aloha. But three years later they’re cast together in the military... more

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1:00 PM
1408986000
musical
1:00 PM
89 min
musical
42nd Street (1933)

The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.

DirLloyd Bacon CastWarner Baxter , Bebe Daniels , George Brent .
89 min, , CC
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D: Lloyd Bacon. Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, George Brent, Bebe Daniels, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers, Ned Sparks, George E. Stone. The definitive backstage musical still has plenty of sass--along with its cliches. Ailing director Baxter puts everything into what may be his final show, then leading lady Daniels twists her ankle! Good thing Ruby Keeler's on hand. Harry WarrenAl Dubin songs include title tune, "Young and Healthy,'' "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me,'' "Shuffle Off to Buffalo.'' Busby Berkeley's ground-breaking production numbers are sensational. Scripted by Rian James and James Seymour, from Bradford Ropes' story. Adapted for the Broadway stage 50 years later. Also shown in computer-colored version.

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This timeless behind-the-scenes musical is a dazzling piece of entertainment. Warner Baxter stars as a Broadway producer attempting to put together a show as his health fails. Ruby... more

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2:45 PM
1408992300
comedy
2:45 PM
82 min
comedy
Hard to Get (1938)

An unemployed architect falls in love with an heiress.

DirRay Enright CastDick Powell , Olivia de Havilland , Charles Winninger .
82 min,
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D: Ray Enright. Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Charles Winninger, Allen Jenkins, Bonita Granville, Penny Singleton. Good variation on spoiled-rich-girl-meets-poor-but- hardworking-boy idea. Winninger, as Olivia's wealthy father, and Singleton, as their maid, are hilarious. Film is full of great supporting comics (Grady Sutton, Thurston Hall, Arthur Housman, etc.), and includes "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.''

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Society girl Margaret Richards, in full snit, has roared off in the family valet’s car without a cent in her pocket. But now there’s a matter of $3.48 to be paid at the gas station... more

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4:15 PM
1408997700
suspense
Pitfall, The (1948)
4:15 PM
86 min
suspense
Pitfall, The (1948)

A married insurance man falls for a criminal's girlfriend.

DirAndre DeToth CastDick Powell , Lizabeth Scott , Jane Wyatt .
86 min, , CC
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D: Andre de Toth. Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr, John Litel, Byron Barr. Married man's brief extramarital fling may cost him his job and marriage. Intriguing film noir look at the American dream gone sour, typified by Powell's character, who's got a house, a little boy, and a perfect wife--but feels bored and stifled.

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6:00 PM
1409004000
musical
6:00 PM
105 min
musical

A young Marine develops an inflated ego after winning a talent contest.

DirRay Enright CastDick Powell , Doris Weston , Lee Dixon .
105 min, , CC
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D: Ray Enright. Dick Powell, Doris Weston, Lee Dixon, Hugh Herbert, Jane Darwell, Allen Jenkins, Larry Adler, Veda Ann Borg, Jane Wyman. Title tells all in this slight but pleasant musical about painfully shy Marine Powell becoming a singing sensation, with resulting rivalries and complications.

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8:00 PM
1409011200
comedy
8:00 PM
67 min
comedy

An unemployed dreamer thinks he's won a big radio contest.

DirPreston Sturges CastDick Powell , Ellen Drew , Raymond Walburn .
67 min, , CC
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D: Preston Sturges. Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Ernest Truex, Franklin Pangborn. Top Sturges comedy about Powell going on shopping spree after mistakenly believing he has won big contest. Walburn and Demarest are at their best.

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9:15 PM
1409015700
suspense
9:15 PM
95 min
suspense

Detective Philip Marlowe's search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder.

DirEdward Dmytryk CastDick Powell , Claire Trevor , Anne Shirley .
95 min, , CC
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D: Edward Dmytryk. Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger, Mike Mazurki, Miles Mander. Adaptation of Raymond Chandler's book Farewell My Lovely gave Powell new image as hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe, involved in homicide and blackmail. Still packs a wallop. Scripted by John Paxton. Story previously used for THE FALCON TAKES OVER; remade again as FAREWELL, MY LOVELY in 1975. Also shown in computer-colored version.

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5 Timeless Suspense ThrillersThe Asphalt JungleDirector John Huston explores a feverish plot for the big score and how it unravels. With Sterling Hayden and the emergent Marilyn... more

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11:00 PM
1409022000
musical
Dames (1934) buy dvd
11:00 PM
91 min
musical
Dames (1934)

A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.

DirRay Enright CastJoan Blondell , Dick Powell , Ruby Keeler .
91 min, , CC
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D: Ray Enright. Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, ZaSu Pitts, Hugh Herbert, Guy Kibbee, Phil Regan. Short on plot (let's-back-a- Broadway-musical) but has top Busby Berkeley production ensembles like ''I Only Have Eyes For You.'' Other songs include ''When You Were a Smile on Your Mother's Lips and a Twinkle in Your Daddy's Eye,'' and classic title tune.

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Fans of modern movie musicals like "Chicago" (2002) and "Hairspray" (2007) should know that those musicals might not have happened if not for Busby Berkeley, the talented director... more

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12:45 AM
1409028300
drama
12:45 AM
118 min
drama

An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.

DirVincente Minnelli CastElaine Stewart , Sammy White , Leo G. Carroll .
118 min, , CC
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D: Vincente Minnelli. Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Dick Powell, Gloria Grahame, Barry Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, Gilbert Roland. Captivating Hollywood story of ambitious producer (Douglas) told via relationships with actress Turner, writer Powell, director Sullivan. Solid, insightful, witty, with Lana's best performance ever. Five Oscars include Supporting Actress (Grahame), Screenplay (Charles Schnee). David Raksin's wonderful score is another asset. Minnelli and Douglas followed this a decade later with TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN. Also shown in computer-colored version.

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This TCM Greatest Classic Films Set includes these four great films:Young Man With A Horn (1950)Trumpeter Douglas’ talent carries him from honky-tonks to posh supper clubs, but his... more

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3:00 AM
1409036400
suspense
3:00 AM
78 min
suspense

A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President Lincoln during a train ride.

DirAnthony Mann CastDick Powell , Paula Raymond , Adolphe Menjou .
78 min, , CC
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D: Anthony Mann. Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson, Ruby Dee, Will Geer. Gripping suspense as detective Powell follows tip that Abraham Lincoln is going to be assassinated during 1861 train ride. Interestingly, Powell's character is named John Kennedy!

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Former police officer John Kennedy doesn’t have a ticket, but he’s determined to stay aboard the overnight train rolling from New York to Washington DC. He’s convinced that someone –... more

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4:30 AM
1409041800
musical
4:30 AM
84 min
musical
Going Places (1938)

A sporting-goods salesman poses as a jockey to stimulate sales.

DirRay Enright CastDick Powell , Anita Louise , Allen Jenkins .
84 min,
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D: Ray Enright. Dick Powell, Anita Louise, Allen Jenkins, Ronald Reagan. Nonsensical musical with a variety of songs, steeplechase riding, and obligatory romantic interludes. Louis Armstrong and Maxine Sullivan introduce hit song "Jeepers Creepers.''

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A shockingly hilarious sex comedy, Going Places exposes the outrageous desires of a pair of perpetually horny twenty-something brutes.Jean-Claude (Gerard Depardieu, in the role that... more

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6:00 AM
1409047200
adventure
6:00 AM
C- 132 min
adventure

A British naval officer helps Spanish peasants haul a large cannon cross-country to battle Napoleon.

DirStanley Kramer CastCary Grant , Frank Sinatra , Sophia Loren .
C- 132 min, , CC
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D: Stanley Kramer. Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel, John Wengraf. Miscast actioner involving capture of huge cannon by British naval officer (Grant) in 19th-century Spain. Spectacle scenes--filmed on location--are impressive; but most of the film is ridiculous. From the C. S. Forester novel. VistaVision.

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8:30 AM
1409056200
comedy
Lady L (1965) buy dvd
8:30 AM
C- 109 min
comedy
Lady L (1965)

A beautiful laundress rises through European society.

DirPeter Ustinov CastSophia Loren , Paul Newman , David Niven .
C- 109 min, , CC
 
 
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Comedy about an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she's lived through. more

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10:45 AM
1409064300
epic
10:45 AM
C- 174 min
epic
Quo Vadis (1951)

A Roman commander falls for a Christian slave girl as Nero intensifies persecution of the new religion.

DirMervyn LeRoy CastRobert Taylor , Deborah Kerr , Leo Genn .
C- 174 min, , CC
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D: Mervyn LeRoy. Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov, Leo Genn, Patricia Laffan, Finlay Currie, Abraham Sofaer, Buddy Baer. Gargantuan MGM adaptation of Henryk Sienkiewicz' novel set during the reign of Nero; Roman soldier Taylor has to figure out how to romance Christian Kerr without both of them ending up as lunch for the lions. Meticulous production includes fine location shooting and Miklos Rozsa score based on music of the era. Remade for Italian TV in 1985.

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Now on Blu-Ray, "Quo Vadis" (1951) delivers a vivid portrait of life in the decay and depravity of ancient Rome when Christianity is beginning to spread throughout the empire. ... more

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1:45 PM
1409075100
adventure
1:45 PM
C- 116 min
adventure

Allied agents go behind enemy lines to destroy a German missile base.

DirMichael Anderson CastSophia Loren , George Peppard , Trevor Howard .
C- 116 min, , CC
 
 
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George Peppard and Sophia Loren star in this engrossing thriller. Partly based on historical events, the story chronicles the Allied attempt to infiltrate a German rocket station... more

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4:00 PM
1409083200
war
4:00 PM
C- 111 min
war
Brass Target (1978)

Gold thieves plot to assassinate General Patton in the days following World War II.

DirJohn Hough CastSophia Loren , John Cassavetes , George Kennedy .
C- 111 min,
 
 
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Who stole $250 million in Nazi gold? And who killed General George S. Patton to get away with it? A chilling suspense thriller, Brass Target makes the convincing case that these two... more

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6:00 PM
1409090400
romance
6:00 PM
C- 103 min
romance

A prince falls for a peasant girl in a fairy tale kingdom.

DirFrancesco Rosi CastSophia Loren , Omar Sharif , Dolores Del Rio .
C- 103 min, , CC
 
 
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What does a beautiful peasant woman have to do to land a prince? Consort with witches, cast a spell, roll away to sea trapped inside a barrel, confer with a flying monk and compete... more

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: SUMMER UNDER THE STARS:SOPHIA LOREN
8:00 PM
1409097600
war
8:00 PM
96 min
war
Two Women (1961)

A widow tries to get her daughter to safety in World War II Italy.

DirVittorio De Sica CastSophia Loren , Jean-Paul Belmondo , Eleonora Brown .
96 min,
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D: Vittorio De Sica. Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Eleanora Brown, Jean-Paul Belmondo. Loren deservedly won Oscar for heart- rending portrayal of Italian mother who, along with young daughter, is raped by Allied Moroccan soldiers during WW2. How they survive is an intensely moving story. Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini from an Alberto Moravia novel. Loren remade this in 1989 as a two-part Italian TVM.

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This heartbreaking movie focuses on a woman played by Sophia Loren and her lovely young daughter struggling to survive during World War II. Anxious to protect her daughter from the... more

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9:45 PM
1409103900
drama
Key, The (1958) buy dvd
9:45 PM
126 min
drama
Key, The (1958)

The key to a woman's apartment may hold bad luck for her lovers.

DirCarol Reed CastWilliam Holden , Sophia Loren , Trevor Howard .
126 min, , CC
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D: Carol Reed. William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oscar Homolka, Kieron Moore, Bernard Lee. Jan de Hartog novel becomes pointless romance tale. Loren is disillusioned woman passing out key to her room to series of naval captains during WW2, hoping to make their dangerous lives a little happier. Michael Caine has a small role. CinemaScope.

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From acclaimed director Carol Reed (The Third Man, Oliver!) comes this compelling drama set during World War II. David Ross (Academy Award® winner William Holden, 1953, Best Actor,... more

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12:00 AM
1409112000
suspense
12:00 AM
C- 105 min
suspense
Arabesque (1966)

A university professor gets mixed up with international spies and a two-timing woman.

DirStanley Donen CastGregory Peck , Sophia Loren , Alan Badel .
C- 105 min, , CC
 
 
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The 1960s were good years for spy and espionage movies, and "Arabesque" (1966) is no exception; Gregory Peck plays a professor hired to translate a hieroglyphic, and is soon marked... more

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2:00 AM
1409119200
romance
2:00 AM
C- 114 min
romance

Three tales of very different women using their sexuality as a means to getting what they want.

DirVittorio De Sica CastSophia Loren , Marcello Mastroianni , Aldo Giuffrè .
C- 114 min,
 
 
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Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni team up for a trio of stories about sex in this Oscar-winning Italian comedy. In the first vignette, Loren plays a woman who avoids jail time by... more

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4:15 AM
1409127300
comedy
4:15 AM
C- 93 min
comedy

An unemployed opera singer and his wife find jobs as caretakers in a haunted castle.

DirRenato Castellani CastSophia Loren , Vittorio Gassman , Mario Adorf .
C- 93 min, , CC
 
 

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