What’s on TCM: July 2014

Maureen O'HaraHappy July, everyone!  With summer now in full swing, TCM has plenty of great movies to watch on hot summer nights.  Maureen O’Hara is July’s Star of the Month and will be featured every Tuesday night this month.  TCM will also be commemorating the hundredth anniversary of World War I every Friday by showing some of the best WWI movies, including The Big ParadeSergeant YorkGrand Illusion, and All Quiet on the Western Front, just to name a few.

The night I am most looking forward to this month is July 10th.  TCM will be featuring six classic documentaries such as Salesman, Harlan County USA, and Sans Soleil. I really like documentaries and that night’s movies is a nice mix of things I’m looking forward to re-watching and ones I’ve been wanting to see.

Now, on to the rest of the schedule…

July 1: Happy birthday to Leslie Caron! See her in An American in Paris at 6:00 AM, The Man With a Cloak at 8:00 AM, Glory Alley at 9:30 AM, Lili at 11:00 AM, The Story of Three Loves at 12:30 PM, The Glass Slipper at 2:45 PM, Gaby at 4:30 PM, and The Doctor’s Dilemma at 6:15 PM. Then Maureen O’Hara gets her first night in the spotlight with The Hunchback of Notre Dame at 8:00 PM, How Green Was My Valley at 10:15 PM, Sentimental Journey at 12:30 AM, The Forbidden Street at 2:15 AM, A Woman’s Secret at 4:00 AM, and The Fallen Sparrow at 5:30 AM.

July 3:  It’s a night of Mae West with I’m No Angel at 8:00 PM, She Done Him Wrong at 9:45 PM, Belle of the Nineties at 11:15 PM, My Little Chickadee at 12:45 AM, and The Heat’s On at 2:15 AM.

July 4: Happy Independence Day! Lots of patriotic movies on today, including 1776 at 1:30 PM and Yankee Doodle Dandy at 4:15 PM. Not only is it Independence day, it’s the first Friday Night Spotlight of movies about World War I. There’s Sergeant York at 8:00 PM, The Fighting 69th at 10:30 PM, The Dawn Patrol at 12:15 AM, and Wings at 2:15 AM.

July 5: Spend the evening with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at 8:00 PM, The Taming of the Shrew at 10:30 PM, The V.I.P.s at 12:45 AM.

July 8: Maureen O’Hara returns tonight with Dance, Girl, Dance at 8:00 PM, They Met in Argentina at 9:45 PM, Do You Love Me? at 11:15 PM, Sitting Pretty at 1:00 AM, Our Man in Havana at 2:30 AM.

July 10:  It’s a night of classic documentaries tonight with Salesman at 8:00 PM, The Times of Harvey Milk at 9:45 PM, Harlan County USA at 11:30 PM, Calcutta at 1:30 AM, Sans Soleil at 3:30 AM, and God Respects Us When We Work But Loves Us When We Dance at 5:30 AM.

July 11: The spotlight on movies about World War I continues all day today, including Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse at 6:00 AM, Waterloo Bridge (1931 version) at 4:45 PM, Paths of Glory at 8:00 PM, All Quiet on the Western Front at 9:45 PM, and The Big Parade at 12:15 AM.

July 13: Pillow Talk at 2:00 PM, Mogambo at 4:00 PM, and Dial M For Murder at 6:00 PM.

July 14: Kay Francis shines tonight with For the Defense at 8:00 PM, Trouble in Paradise at 9:15 PM, I Found Stella Parish at 10:45 PM, Jewel Robbery at 12:15 AM, Raffles at 1:30 AM, Stranded at 3:00 AM, and Allotment Wives at 4:30 AM.

July 15: Maureen O’Hara is back with The Black Swan at 8:00 PM, The Spanish Main at 9:30 PM, Sinbad the Sailor at 11:15 PM, and The Sword’s Point at 1:15 AM.

July 16: Happy birthday to two of the greatest stars to ever grace the silver screen: Ginger Rogers and Barbara Stawnyck! See Ginger in The Tip-Off at 6:00 AM, You Said a Mouthful at 7:15 AM, Finishing School at 8:30 AM, The First Traveling Saleslady at 9:45 AM. Then it’s Barbara Stanwyck’s turn with the documentary Fire and Desire at 11:30 AM, Jeopardy at 12:30 PM, Witness to Murder at 1:45 PM, These Wilder Years at 3:15 PM, Crime of Passion at 5:00 PM, and Trooper Hook at 6:30 PM.  Then it’s on to a night of Robert Osborne’s picks with Fanny at 8:00 PM, The Bitter Tea of General Yen at 10:30 PM, Experiment Perilous at 12:15 AM, Yolanda and the Thief at 2:00 AM, and Dark Delusion at 4:00 AM.

July 17:  Happy birthday to another one of my favorites, James Cagney! Taxi! at 6:00 AM, Winner Take All at 7:15 AM, Footlight Parade at 8:30 AM, Hard to Handle at 10:30 AM, Lady Killer at 12:00 PM, The Mayor of Hell at 1:30 PM, Picture Snatcher at 3:15 PM, Here Comes the Navy at 4:45 PM, and Jimmy the Gent at 6:15 PM.  Tonight, you have the chance to see two movies followed by their remakes. There’s The Criminal Code at 8:00 PM with Convicted at 10:00 PM and Scarface (1932) at 12:00 AM with Scarface (1983) at 2:00 AM.

July 18:  The spotlight on World War I continues all day with movies such as J’Accuse at 6:00 AM, A Farewell to Arms (1932) at 11:00 AM, Ever in my Heart at 2:00 PM, Lawrence of Arabia at 8:00 PM, and Grand Illusion at 2:00 AM.

July 20:  Lifeboat at 10:00 AM, His Girl Friday at 2:15 PM, A Patch of Blue at 4:00 PM, The Night of the Hunter at 6:00 PM, Two Tars at 8:00 PM, Never Weaken at 8:30 PM, Coney Island at 9:00 PM, The Immigrant at 9:30 PM, and The Gold Rush at 10:00 PM.

July 22:  Another night of Maureen O’Hara with Immortal Sergeant at 8:00 PM, Buffalo Bill at 9:45 PM, McClintock! at 11:30 PM, The Deadly Companions at 1:45 AM, The Wings of Eagles at 3:30 AM, and The Long Gray Line at 5:30 AM.

July 23:  Lots of fun stuff on today! Broadway Melody of 1940 at 12:15 PM, Lady Be Good at 2:00 PM, A Date With Judy at 4:00 PM. July’s guest programmer is director William Friedkin, who has selected Bullitt at 8:00 PM, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre at 10:15 PM, Belle De Jour at 12:30 AM, and Blow-Up at 2:15 AM.

July 24:  Kirk Douglas is the man of the night with Lust For Life at 8:00 PM, Douglas’ one-man show Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget at 10:15 PM, Young Man With a Horn at 12:00 AM, Out of the Past at 2:00 AM, and The Hook at 4:00 AM.

July 25:  One more spotlight on World War I today, including Heroes for Sale at 7:30 AM, The Shopworn Angel at 12:30 PM, Shoulder Arms at 3:45 PM, Random Harvest at 8:00 PM, Waterloo Bridge (1940) at 10:15 PM, and Mata Hari at 2:45 AM.

July 26:  It’s a night of movies featuring cinematography by Karl Freund. Metropolis at 8:00 PM, The Seventh Cross at 10:45 PM, and The Mummy at 12:45 AM.

July 27:  The Charge of the Light Brigade at 6:00 AM, The Ladykillers at 12:15 PM, Blackboard Jungle at 2:00 PM, Rebel Without a Cause at 4:00 PM, Magnificent Obsession at 6:00 PM, Cat People at 8:00 PM, and Pandora’s Box at 12:15 AM.

July 28:  Enjoy a night of Ingmar Bergman with Smiles of a Summer Night at 8:00 PM, Wild Strawberries at 10:00 PM, The Seventh Seal at 11:45 PM, Through a Glass Darkly at 1:30 AM, Winter Light at 3:15 AM, and The Silence at 4:45 AM.

July 29:  It’s Maureen O’Hara’s last night as Star of the Month tonight. Rio Grande at 8:00 PM, Spencer’s Mountain at 10:00 PM, The Battle of the Villa Fiorita at 12:15 AM, and Fire Over Africa at 2:15 AM.

July 30:  The Bride Wore Red at 8:00 AM, Double Wedding at 12:00 PM, Carousel at 5:00 PM, Middle of the Night at 2:00 AM, and Marty at 4:15 AM.

July 31:  Another Thin Man at 10:00 AM and East Side, West Side at 1:15 PM.  Then July draws to a close with a night of movies starring Mel Brooks.  The Twelve Chairs at 8:00 PM, Silent Movie at 9:45 PM, High Anxiety at 11:30 PM, and To Be or Not to Be at 2:15 AM.

One comment

  1. So excited to see Taming of the Shrew is on tomorrow. It’s not included in the Taylor/Burton DVD collection and it’s been so long since I’ve seen it. Thanks for the heads up!

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