What’s on TCM: September 2012

Happy September, everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed this year’s edition of Summer Under the Stars.  One good thing may be coming to an end, but fear not, there are some very, very cool things to look forward to in September.

Silent film fans, rejoice!  Every Thursday night this month, TCM will be spotlighting movies produced at Mack Sennett studios, which means there will be tons of silent films being played during prime time.  83 short films will be included in this tribute, the vast majority of which have never been shown in TCM before, and will feature stars  such as Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Fatty Arbuckle, and Gloria Swanson.  I, for one, am very excited for this!

Lauren Bacall is the Star of the Month and every Wednesday night in September will be full of her movies.  September 3rd will be TCM’s annual tribute to the Telluride Film Festival

September 1:  September starts off with a night of movies featuring Oscar Levant.  There’s The Band Wagon at 8:00 PM, The Barkleys of Broadway at 10:00 PM, Humoresque at 12:00 AM, and An American in Paris at 2:15 AM.

September 2:  Lots of good things on throughout today.  Love Affair at 8:00 AM; Goodbye, Mr. Chips at 11:30 AM; The Sting at 3:45 PM; Strangers on a Train at 6:00 PM; and The Hands of Orlac at 12:45 AM.

September 3:  Today is TCM’s annual tribute to the Telluride Film Festival.  There’s Greed at 6:00 AM, The Apartment at 11:00 AM, Black Narcissus at 5:45 PM, and The Palm Beach Story at 8:00 PM.

September 4:  Regis Philbin is September’s guest programmer and he’s chosen Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House at 8:00 PM, High Society at 10:00 PM, Somebody Up There Likes Me at 12:00 AM, and Gunga Din at 2:00 AM.

September 5:  Tonight is the first night of Lauren Bacall as the Star of the Month and it’s all about her work with Humphrey Bogart.  To Have and Have Not starts things off at 8:00 PM, followed by The Big Sleep at 10:00 PM, Dark Passage at 12:00 AM, Key Largo at 2:00 AM, and the documentaries Bacall on Bogart at 4:00 AM and Bogart: The Untold Story at 5:30 AM.

September 6:  At 6:30 PM is something called The Maltese Bippy, which I’ve never seen, but the description in the Now Playing guide is, “A porn star thinks he’s become a werewolf.”  Julie Newmar is also in it, so I think I have to see this.  After that is the first night of Mack Sennett movies.  There are way too many movies on tonight for me to list them all, so be sure to check the TCM website to get the full schedule.

September 7:  Happy birthday to Elia Kazan!  His birthday tribute includes A Tree Grows in Brooklyn at 6:00 AM, Boomerang! at 8:15 AM, Pinky at 9:45 AM, A Streetcar Name Desire at 11:30 AM, East of Eden at 1:45 PM, Baby Doll at 3:45 PM, and A Face in the Crowd at 5:45 PM.

September 9:  There’s a lot to like about today.  There’s Call Northside 777 at 10:00 AM, The Razor’s Edge at 4:00 PM, and Bad Day at Black Rock at 6:30 PM.

September 10:  Tonight’s movies all feature choreography by Jack Cole starting with Tonight and Every Night at 8:00 PM, On the Riviera at 10:00 PM, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at 11:45 PM, Les Girls at 1:30 AM, and River of No Return at 3:30 AM.

September 11:  I will never complain about a night of Cary Grant movies.  Monkey Business at 8:00 PM, People Will Talk at 10:00 PM, I Was a Male War Bride at 12:00 AM, The Awful Truth at 2:00 AM, and The Bishop’s Wife at 3:45 AM.

September 12:  Lauren Bacall gets back into the spotlight tonight with her Private Screenings interview at 8:00 PM, Confidential Agent at 9:00 PM, Young Man With a Horn at 11:15 PM, Bright Leaf at 1:15 AM, and an encore of Private Screenings at 3:15 AM.

September 13:  Happy birthday to Claudette Colbert!  See her in The Secret Heart at 6:15 AM, It Happened One Night at 8:00 AM, Parrish at 10:00 AM, Cleopatra at 12:30 AM, Without Reservations at 2:30 PM, It’s a Wonderful World at 4:30 PM, and The Palm Beach Story at 6:00 PM.  After that is another night of Mack Sennett movies, so be sure to consult the TCM schedule for the complete list of movies being shown.

September 15:  A couple of great comedies are on this afternoon, No Time for Sergeants at 1:30 PM and The Fortune Cookie at 3:45 PM.  Then it’s a night of movies that involve murder plots starting with Sunrise at 8:00 PM, Strangers on a Train at 10:00 PM, Dial M For Murder at 12:00 AM, Niagara at 2:00 AM, and The Postman Always Rings Twice at 3:45 AM.

September 16:  Only on TCM will you find Frankenstein at 10:30 AM, Kissin’ Cousins at 12:00 PM, and The Lady Eve at 1:45 PM.  Tonight’s Silent Sunday Night feature is Erich von Stroheim’s The Merry Widow at 12:15 AM.

September 17:  It’s a night of Robert Osborne’s picks and this month he’s chosen White Cargo at 8:00 PM, H.M. Pulham Esq. at 9:45 PM, Northern Pursuit at 12:00 AM, and The Window at 1:45 AM.

September 18:  Happy birthday to one of my favorites, Greta Garbo!  The day starts off with the documentary The Divine Greta Garbo at 6:30 AM, followed by Flesh and the Devil at 7:30 AM, Love at 9:30 AM, A Woman of Affairs at 11:00 AM, Susan Lennox: Her Rise and Fall at 1:15 PM, Queen Christina at 2:45 PM, Two-Faced Woman at 4:30 PM, and the documentary Garbo at 6:15 PM.  After that is a night of movies directed by Gregory La Cava starting with Gabriel Over the White House at 8:00 PM, Smart Woman at 9:45 PM, The Half Naked Truth at 11:00 PM, The Age of Consent at 12:30 AM, Bed of Roses at 1:45 AM, What Every Woman Knows at 3:00 AM, and Laugh and Get Rich at 4:45 AM.

September 19:  Today we get a day of John Garfield movies including They Made Me a Criminal at 6:00 AM, Dust Be my Destiny at 7:45 AM, The John Garfield Story at 9:15 AM, Flowing Gold at 10:45 AM, East of the River at 12:15 PM, Out of the Fog at 1:45 PM, Dangerously They Live at 3:15 PM, Nobody Lives Forever at 4:30 PM, and The Breaking Point at 6:15 PM.  Then it’s on to another night of Lauren Bacall starting with How to Marry a Millionaire at 8:00 PM, The Cobweb at 9:45 PM, Blood Alley at 12:00 AM, Written on the Wind at 2:00 AM, and Designing Woman at 3:45 AM.

September 20:  Happy birthday to Sophia Loren!  There’s Two Women at 7:15 AM; The Millionairess at 9:00 AM; Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow at 10:30 AM; Lady L at 12:30 PM; Operation Crossbow at 2:30 PM; C’era Una Volta at 4:30 PM; and Ghosts – Italian Style at 6:15 PM. After that comes another night of Mack Sennett films, check the TCM website for the complete schedule.

September 21:  Today really hits it out of the park!  Gypsy at 8:15 AM, The Manchurian Candidate at 10:45 AM, Days of Wine and Roses at 1:00 PM, and Jules et Jim at 3:15 PM.  Adolphe Menjou is the man of the night and you can see him in Easy to Love at 8:00 PM, Paths of Glory at 9:15 PM, The Hucksters at 11:00 AM, and Journal of a Crime at 1:00 AM.

September 22:  It! The Terror From Beyond Space at 1:30 PM, Them! at 2:45 PM, and The Thing From Another World at 4:30 PM.

September 25:  TCM takes a trip to Brooklyn tonight with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn at 8:00 PM, It Happened in Brooklyn at 10:15 PM, The Lords of Flatbush at 12:15 AM, The Landlord at 2:00 AM, and The Last Angry Man at 4:00 AM.

September 26:  We get one last night of Lauren Bacall movies with The Gift of Love at 8:00 PM, Sex and the Single Girl at 10:00 PM, Harper at 12:00 AM, and Murder on the Orient Express at 2:15 AM.

September 27:  Suspicion at 8:00 AM and Murder, My Sweet at 9:45 PM.  Then it’s on to one last night of Mack Sennett movies, check the TCM website for the complete list.

September 28:  Lots of fun things on today.  Babes in Arms at 6:00 AM, Ziegfeld Follies at 7:45 AM, Silk Stockings at 4:30 PM, and the documentary Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM at 6:30 PM.

September 30:  There’s Designing Woman at 10:00 AM, Carmen Jones at 12:00 PM, Norma Rae at 2:00 PM, and Singin’ in the Rain at 6:00 PM.  After that are a few movies that involve mummies starting, appropriately, with The Mummy at 8:00 PM, Charlie Chan in Egypt at 9:30 PM, and Abbott and Costello Meet The Mummy at 11:00 PM.  If you’re interested in the Titanic, the 1943 version of Titanic will be on at 2:15 AM, followed by A Night to Remember at 3:45 AM.