Happy July, everyone! Looking forward to a whole new month of movies to check out on TCM? Well, there’s a lot of cool stuff going on in July.
First of all, if you’ve been enjoying TCM’s Summer of Darkness series, the good news is there’s still another month of it to look forward to. Just like last month, every Friday this month will be nothing but noir, noir, noir for 24 glorious dark, shadowy hours.
Shirley Temple is July’s Star of the Month and her films will be featured every Monday night.
On July 7 and 8, TCM will be doing a showcase celebrating the 100th anniversary of Technicolor, which spans from 1922’s The Toll of the Sea to 2004’s The Aviator. Since I have a soft spot for the look of early Technicolor, I’m really looking forward to this.
Without further ado, let’s get to the schedule!
July 1: Happy birthday to Charles Laughton! Payment Deferred at 6:00 AM and The Barretts of Wimpole Street at 7:30 AM are both worth checking out.
July 2: Only on TCM will you find a day that starts out with Haxan at 6:00 AM and end with a night of Treasures from the Disney Vault in prime time. I don’t really have anything to recommend from the Disney Vault line-up, I just love the contrast of going from a silent film about witchcraft to Disney.
July 3: The Summer of Darkness continues! Johnny Belinda at 6:00 Am, Key Largo at 8:00 AM, The Lady from Shanghai at 10:00 AM, The Bribe at 11:30 AM, Scene of the Crime at 1:15 PM, They Live By Night at 3:00 PM, The Threat at 4:45 PM, White Heat at 6:00 PM, The Big Clock at 8:00 PM, The Window at 9:45 PM, Shadow on the Wall at 11:15 PM, High Wall at 12:45 AM, The Long Goodbye at 2:30 AM, and Marlowe at 4:30 AM.
July 4: Happy Independence Day! Of course, 1776 at 3:00 PM is a natural fit for the day. Also, Yankee Doodle Dandy at 8:00 PM.
July 5: All sorts of good stuff on today! Strike Up the Band at 7:45 AM, The Band Wagon at 10:00 AM, The Best Years of Our Lives at 12:00 PM, The Misfits at 3:00 PM, West Side Story at 5:15 PM, Duck Soup at 8:00 PM, and The Great Dictator at 9:30 PM.
July 6: Star of the Month Shirley Temple has her first night in the spotlight tonight with Little Miss Marker at 8:00 PM, Now and Forever at 9:30 PM, Bright Eyes at 12:30 AM, Poor Little Rich Girl at 2:00 AM.
July 7: It’s day 1 of TCM’s 48 hour tribute to Technicolor. I definitely recommend checking out The Toll of the Sea at 6:00 AM; it’s a great example of early Technicolor. There’s also The Viking at 7:00 AM, Doctor X at 8:30 AM, Mystery of the Wax Museum at 10:00 AM, Nothing Sacred at 11:30 AM, A Star is Born (1937) at 1:00 PM, The Adventures of Robin Hood at 4:30 PM, The Red Shoes aat 11:30 PM, and Meet Me in St. Louis at 4:00 AM.
July 8: More Technicolor today with Duel in the Sun at 8:15 AM, Heaven Can Wait at 10:45 AM, The River at 12:45 PM, Singin’ in the Rain at 2:30 PM, The Band Wagon at 4:15 PM, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at 6:15 PM, North By Northwest at 10:00 PM.
July 9: It’s an alien invasion tonight with Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers at 8:00 PM, It Came From Outer Space at 9:30 PM, The Day the Earth Stood Still at 11:00 PM, The Man from Planet X at 1:00 AM, Invisible Invaders at 2:30 AM, They Came From Beyond Space at 3:45 AM.
July 10: Spend another day in the shadows with the Summer of Darkness. Today’s lineup includes Follow Me Quietly at 6:00 AM, A Woman’s Secret at 7:30 AM, Side Street at 9:00 AM, Black Hand at 10:30 AM, Armored Car Robbery at 12:15 PM, Caged at 1:30 PM, D.O.A. at 3:15 PM, Destination Murder at 4:45 PM, The Tattooed Stranger at 6:15 PM, Red Light at 8:00 PM, Kiss Me Deadly at 9:45 PM, On Dangerous Ground at 11:45 PM, The Hitch-Hiker at 1:30 AM, The Blue Dahlia at 2:45 AM, and Raw Deal at 4:30 AM.
July 12: Tonight’s lineup sure sounds intriguing. Starting at 8:00 PM, it will be a night full of short films. Consult the TCM website for the full schedule on that. And if you’re staying up late, there’s two from Harold Lloyd, Grandma’s Boy at 12:00 AM and For Heaven’s Sake at 1:15 AM.
July 13: Shirley Temple is back tonight with Stowaway at 8:00 PM, Wee Willie Winkie at 9:45 PM, Heidi at 11:45 PM, Little Miss Broadway at 1:30 AM, and The Little Princess at 3:00 AM.
July 15: It’s a day of Barbara Stanwyck with Illicit at 6:00 AM, Night Nurse at 7:30 AM, So Big at 8:45 AM, Baby Face at 10:15 AM, Ever in my Heart at 11:45 AM, Ladies They Talk About at 1:00 PM, Gambling Lady at 2:15 PM, A Lost Lady at 3: 30 PM, Annie Oakley at 4:45 PM, His Brother’s Wife at 6:15 PM.
July 17: Ready for more noir? Tension at 7:45 AM, Where Danger Lives at 9:30 AM, The Woman on Pier 13 at 11:00 AM, A Lady Without a Passport at 12:30 PM, Cause for Alarm at 2:00 PM, No Questions Asked at 3:15 PM, Strangers on a Train at 4:45 PM, The Racket at 6:30 PM, Too Late for Tears at 8:00 PM, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers at 10:00 PM, 99 River Street at 12:15 AM, Conflict at 2:00 AM, and Klute at 3:30 AM.
July 19: I’m always down for some Fritz Lang in prime time. Metropolis at 8:00 PM, Fury at 11:00 PM, and Spione at 12:45 AM.
July 20: It’s another night of Shirley Temple with Since You Went Away at 8:00 PM, I’ll Be Seeing You at 11:15 PM, Honeymoon at 1:00 AM, That Hagen Girl at 2:30 AM, and Kathleen at 4:00 AM.
July 21: For a truly exuberant musical, don’t miss Cover Girl at 8:00 PM.
July 22: Joan Collins is July’s Guest Programmer. Tonight, she’s chosen Gilda at 8:00 PM, Boom Town at 10:15 PM, The Women at 12:30 AM, and The Opposite Sex at 3:00 AM. I love that she chose to show the original version of The Women with the remake she starred in.
July 24: More film noir with Roadblock at 6:45 AM, The Strip at 8:00 AM, Beware My Lovely at 9:30 AM, Clash By Night at 11:15 AM, Kansas City Confidential at 1:15 PM, Macao at 3:00 PM, Talk About a Stranger at 4:45 PM, Split Second at 6:15 PM, The Narrow Margin at 8:00 PM, His Kind of Woman at 9:30 PM, The Locket at 11:45 PM, Angel Face at 1:30 AM, and Elevator to the Gallows at 3:30 AM.
July 27: One last night of Shirley Temple with The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer at 8:00 PM, Fort Apache at 9:45 PM, Adventure in Baltimore at 12:00 AM, The Story of Seabiscuit at 1:45 AM, and A Kiss for Corliss at 3:30 AM.
July 28: A very fun schedule today! The Thin Man at 6:15 AM, After the Thin Man at 11:45 AM, In the Good Old Summertime at 1:30 PM, The Long, Long Trailer at 3:15 PM.
July 29: Happy birthday to William Powell! Jewel Robbery at 6:00 AM, One Way Passage at 7:15 AM, The Kennel Murder Case at 8:30 AM, Rendezvous at 9:45 AM, The Great Ziegfeld at 11:30 AM, Life With Father at 2:30 PM, The Heavenly Body at 4:30 PM, I Love You Again at 6:15 PM. Then it’s Robert Osborne’s turn to pick the movies with I Know Where I’m Going at 8:00 PM, Separate Tables at 10:00 PM, Bonjour Tristesse at 12:00 AM, Breathless at 2:00 AM, and The Mouse That Roared at 3:45 PM.
July 31: One last day of noir with the Summer of Darkness. The Big Heat at 6:00 AM, Suddenly at 7:45 AM, I Died a Thousand Times at 9:30 AM, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt at 11:30 AM, The Harder They Fall at 1:00 PM, While the City Sleeps at 2:45 PM, The Blue Gardenia at 4:45 PM, Party Girl at 6:15 PM, Criss Cross at 8:00 PM, Brute Force at 9:45 PM, Desperate at 11:30 PM, The Asphalt Jungle at 1:00 AM, and The Wrong Man at 3:00 AM.