What’s On TCM: February 2016

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Happy February, everyone!

As always, February is TCM’s annual 31 Days of Oscar celebration. In addition to the fact that every movie shown during the month of February (plus a couple days of March) are Oscar nominees and winners, TCM usually has another theme as to how the movies are scheduled. In past years, they’ve had nights of movies dedicated to nominees and winners from specific years, other times, there have been days of movies that all deal with a certain topic or theme. This year, they’re going with a spin on the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon game. Each movie features a star along with another star, and the other star is also in the movie that follows it, and so on and so on. So, by the time the 31 Days of Oscar, the final movie shown on March 2 will have a star in common with the 1st movie shown on February 1.

I know February isn’t everyone’s favorite month on TCM and I’ve spent so many years glued to 31 Days of Oscars that I don’t tend to discover many new things during this month anymore. But there are always a lot of days on the schedule that make it a pleasure to revisit some old favorites. So, let’s take a closer look at the schedule…

February 1: Gigi at 6:00 AM, The Broadway Melody of 1936 at 10:00 AM, Calamity Jane at 12:00 PM, Billy Rose’s Jumbo at 1:45 PM, Bridge on the River Kwai at 2:00 AM.

February 2: Bad Day at Black Rock at 3:30 PM, The Sting at 8:00 PM, From Here to Eternity at 2:45 AM, and The Human Comedy at 2:45 AM.

February 3: Little Women (1933) at 6:30 AM, Of Human Bondage at 8:30 AM, Five Star Final at 11:15 AM, I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang at 2:00 PM, Johnny Eager at 4:00 PM, The Third Man at 10:00 PM, The Fallen Idol at 12:00 AM, Joan of Paris at 1:45 AM.

February 4: Stage Door at 9:30 AM, My Favorite Wife at 11:15 AM.

February 5: Auntie Mame at 7:45 AM, White Heat at 10:15 AM, Sergeant York at 12:15 PM, Leave Her to Heaven at 4:00 PM, The Smiling Lieutenant at 10:00 PM, It Happened One Night at 11:45 AM, A Free Soul at 1:45 AM.

February 7: The Asphalt Jungle at 6:00 AM, North By Northwest at 9:45 AM, A Star is Born (1954) at 4:45 PM, It’s Always Fair Weather at 10:00 PM, Designing Woman at 12:00 AM, Key Largo at 2:15 AM.

February 9: Cabaret at 8:00 PM, Barry Lyndon at 10:15 PM, A Clockwork Orange at 1:30 AM, The Entertainer at 4:00 AM, That Hamilton Woman at 5:45 AM.

February 10: The Broadway Melody at 9:45 AM, Our Dancing Daughters at 11:45 AM, Cain and Mabel at 4:30 PM, Pat and Mike at 6:15 PM.

February 11: A Farewell to Arms (1932) at 7:00 AM, The Letter (1940) at 10:30 AM, The Letter (1929) at 12:15 PM, The Great Ziegfeld at 1:30 PM, She Done Him Wrong at 6:45 PM, Imitation of Life (1934) at 8:00 PM, Gold Diggers of 1933 at 10:00 PM, Top Hat at 11:45 PM.

February 12: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) at 10:30 AM, Tootsie at 8:00 PM, Kramer Vs. Kramer at 10:00 PM, The Deer Hunter at 12:00 AM, Goodfellas at 3:15 AM.

February 14: Love Affair at 8:30 AM, The Awful Truth at 10:15 AM, The Philadelphia Story at 12:00 PM, Adam’s Rib at 2:00 PM, Born Yesterday at 4:00 PM, Sabrina at 6:00 PM, Casablanca at 8:00 PM, Now Voyager at 10:00 PM, Jezebel at 12:15 AM.

February 15: Kings Row at 3:45 PM, Yankee Doodle Dandy at 10:00 PM, Treasure of the Sierra Madre at 12:15 PM.

February 16: Bachelor Mother at 10:00 AM, Z at 2:30 PM, On the Waterfront at 8:00 PM, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir at 12:15 PM, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? at 2:15 AM, The Gazebo at 5:00 AM.

February 18: On the Town at 11:00 AM, An American in Paris at 8:00 PM, The Band Wagon at 10:00 PM, Strangers on  a Train at 12:00 AM.

February 19: Meet Me in St. Louis at 9:00 AM, A Day at the Races at 8:00 PM, The Thin Man at 10:00 PM, The Best Years of Our Lives at 11:45 PM.

February 20: Picnic at 6:15 AM, Bell Book and Candle at 8:15 AM, Father of the Bride at 4:15 PM, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at 6:00 PM.

February 21: The Lost Weekend at 10:00 AM, Funny Girl at 11:45 AM, Friendly Persuasion at 5:15 AM.

February 22: The Sin of Madelon Claudet at 9:30 AM, Romance at 11:00 AM, Grand Hotel at 12:30 PM, A Foreign Affair at 8:00 PM, The More the Merrier at 10:00 PM, Foreign Correspondent at 12:00 AM.

February 23: Comrade X at 12:00 PM, Marty at 10:15 AM, Mr. Skeffington at 5:45 AM.

February 24: Four Daughters at 9:45 AM, Dangerous at 11:30 AM, M*A*S*H* at 10:00 PM, Network at 12:15 AM, Bonnie and Clyde at 2:30 AM, McCabe and Mrs. Miller at 4:30 AM.

February 26: Waterloo Bridge (1940) at 10:00 AM, Day for Night at 3:30 PM, Close Encounters of the Third Kind at 5:30 PM, Young Frankenstein at 8:00 PM, The Candidate at 10:00 PM, Ninotchka at 12:00 AM.

February 28: Watch on the Rhine at 7:00 AM, The Apartment at 1:30 PM, Double Indemnity at 3:45 PM, Going My Way at 5:45 PM, Swing Time at 10:00 PM, The Public Enemy at 2:00 AM, Libeled Lady at 3:30 AM, One Way Passage at 5:30 AM.

February 29: Only Angels Have Wings 8:00 PM, The Strawberry Blonde at 10:15 PM, Random Harvest at 4:15 AM.