Happy March, everyone! It looks like March is going to be a pretty busy month on TCM. First of all, we have the final few days of the annual 31 Days of Oscar programming. On top of that, Richard Burton is the Star of the Month and his movies will be shown every night during the week of March 6. If you’re not into basketball and March Madness, perhaps TCM’s March Malice would be more up your alley. From March 20-25, TCM will be doing a spotlight of movies featuring very memorable villains. (It’s also perhaps my personal favorite name for a TCM spotlight of all time.) And, as the icing on the cake, TCM will be launching their brand new film noir series, Noir Alley, on March 5th with a screening of The Maltese Falcon at 10:00 AM. Noir Alley will be on every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the schedule.
March 1: We enter the home stretch of 31 Days of Oscar and we are certainly nearing the end of the alphabet. Two Women at 2:30 PM, Ugetsu at 4:30 PM, Umberto D. at 6:15 PM, Vertigo at 10:00 PM, Victor/Victoria at 12:15 AM, and Vivacious Lady at 4:30 AM.
March 2: Wait Until Dark at 7:45 AM, Watch on the Rhine at 11:15 AM, Waterloo Bridge at 1:15 PM, West Side Story at 8:00 PM, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? at 11:00 PM, and White Heat at 5:45 PM.
March 3: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at 9:30 AM. Wild Strawberries at 12:00 PM, A Woman of Affairs at 6:15 PM, Woman of the Year at 8:00 PM, Young Frankenstein at 10:00 PM, The Young Girls of Rochefort at 12:00 AM, and this year’s 31 Days of Oscar programming comes to an end at 4:00 AM with Z.
March 5: This morning is the inaugural movie of TCM’s new Sunday morning Noir Alley series. First up: The Maltese Falcon at 10:00 AM. Saboteur at 12:00 PM, The Major and the Minor at 4:00 PM, Babette’s Feast at 3:00 AM.
March 6: Richard Burton has his first night as Star of the Month tonight with The Last Days of Dolwyn at 8:00 PM, My Cousin Rachel at 9:45 PM, Prince of Players at 11:30 PM, The Desert Rats at 1:30 AM, and The Robe at 3:15 AM.
March 7: I can’t argue with a day full of Barbara Stanwyck! A Lost Lady at 6:00 AM, B.F.’s Daughter at 7:15 AM, His Brother’s Wife at 9:15 AM, The Woman in Red at 10:45 AM, Executive Suite at 12:00 PM, East Side West Side at 2:00 PM, The Gay Sisters at 4:00 PM, My Reputation at 6:00 PM. Then it’s back to Richard Burton with The Night of the Iguana at 8:00 PM, Anne of the Thousand Days at 10:15 PM, Look Back in Anger at 1:00 AM, Bitter Victory at 3:00 AM, and Alexander the Great at 5:00 AM.
March 8: Night 3 of Richard Burton tonight with Cleopatra at 8:00 PM, The Taming of the Shrew at 12:15 AM, and Doctor Faustus at 2:30 AM.
March 9: Tonight is a lineup of movies featuring Richard Burton with his most famous co-star, Elizabeth Taylor. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at 8:00 PM, The V.I.P.s at 10:30 PM, The Sandpiper at 12:45 AM, and The Comedians at 3:00 AM.
March 10: All sorts of great things on today! Murder, My Sweet at 6:00 AM, Harper at 9:15 AM, The Thin Man at 11:30 AM, Bad Day at Black Rock at 1:15 PM, The Gazebo at 2:45 PM, Lady in the Lake at 4:30 PM, Rope at 6:30 PM. Then it’s one last night of Richard Burton with Where Eagles Dare at 8:00 PM, Staircase at 10:45 PM, Villain at 12:30 AM, Equus at 2:15 AM, and The Voyage at 4:45 AM.
March 12: Enjoy a night of Dorothy Dandridge with Carmen Jones at 8:00 PM, Bright Road at 10:00 PM, and Snow Gets in Your Eyes at 11:30 PM.
March 13: Up for a day of Katharine Hepburn? Christopher Strong at 6:00 AM, The Little Minister at 7:30 AM, Sylvia Scarlett at 11:00 AM, Quality Street at 1:00 PM, Without Love at 2:30 PM, The Sea of Grass at 4:30 PM, and Katharine Hepburn: All About Me at 6:45 PM.
March 14: Michael Connelly is this month’s guest programmer and he has chosen Klute at 8:00 PM, The French Connection at 10:00 PM, Night Moves at 12:00 PM, and Shaft at 2:00 AM.
March 15: Can you resist a great femme fatale? The Woman on the Beach at 6:00 AM, Too Late for Tears at 7:30 AM, Out of the Past at 9:15 AM. The Maltese Falcon at 11:00 AM, The Big Sleep at 12:45 AM, Scarlet Street at 3:00 AM, Jeopardy at 5:00 PM, and Angel Face at 6:15 PM.
March 16: Lots of great musicals on today. The Barkleys of Broadway at 6:00 AM, The Band Wagon at 1:30 PM, and Ziegfeld Girl at 3:30 PM.
March 17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! All the movies are a bit Irish today, with Irene at 6:00 AM, The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady at 7:45 AM, Three Cheers for the Irish at 9:45 AM, Finian’s Rainbow at 11:30 AM, Odd Man Out at 2:00 PM, Young Cassidy at 4:15 PM, The Informer at 6:15 PM, The Rising of the Moon at 8:00 PM, The Quiet Man at 9:30 PM, Girl With Green Eyes at 12:00 AM, Ryan’s Daughter at 1:45 AM, and Little Nellie Kelly at 5:15 AM.
March 19: This week’s Noir Alley selection, Act of Violence is up at 10:00 AM. Other than that, there’s Broadway Melody of 1936 at 6:00 AM, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn at 12:00 PM, Sweet Smell of Success at 2:15 PM, All That Heaven Allows at 4:00 PM, Cluny Brown at 8:00 PM, and Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife at 10:00 PM.
March 20: TCM’s March Malice spotlight kicks off tonight with Psycho at 8:00 PM, Peeping Tom at 10:00 PM, The Night of the Hunter at 12:00 AM, A Face in the Crowd at 1:45 AM, Westworld at 4:00 AM, and 2001: A Space Odyssey at 5:30 AM.
March 21: March Malice continues with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) at 8:00 AM, The Invisible Man at 9:45 AM, M at 11:00 AM, Sweeny Todd at 1:00 PM, All About Eve at 3:30 PM, The Little Foxes at 6:00 PM, Double Indemnity at 8:00 PM, Detour at 10:00 PM, Cape Fear at 11:30 PM, Point Blank at 1:30 AM, White Heat at 3:30 AM, and Little Caesar at 5:30 AM.
March 22: The Bad Seed at 7:00 AM, Mildred Pierce at 9:30 AM, Gaslight at 11:30 AM, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? at 1:45 PM, Little Shop of Horrors at 4:15 PM, The Birds at 5:45 PM, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at 8:00 PM, Hombre at 10:15 PM, Touch of Evil at 12:15 AM, Kansas City Confidential at 2:15 AM, and In Cold Blood at 4:15 AM.
March 23: Bonnie and Clyde at 7:45 AM, The Petrified Forest at 9:45 AM, Key Largo at 10:15 AM, Strangers on a Train at 12:15 PM, The Third Man at 2:15 PM, The Stranger at 4:00 PM, Casablanca at 6:00 PM, Gojira at 8:00 PM, King Kong at 10:00 PM, Invasion of the Body Snatchers at 12:00 AM, Thing from Another World at 1:30 AM, The X from Outer Space at 3:15 AM, and 20 Million Miles to Earth at 5:00 AM.
March 24: Nosferatu at 6:45 AM, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at 8:45 AM, The Wolf Man at 10:30 AM, Cat People at 12:00 PM, Horror of Dracula at 1:30 PM, Frankenstein at 3:15 PM, The Mummy at 4:45 PM, The Gorgon at 6:15 PM, The Wizard of Oz at 8:00 PM, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King at 10:00 PM, A Clockwork Orange at 1:30 AM, Soylent Green at 4:00 AM.
March 25: And we enter the final day of March Malice with After the Thin Man at 6:15 AM, Suddenly at 8:30 AM, The Adventures of Robin Hood at 10:15 AM, Mutiny on the Bounty at 12:15 PM, Dial M For Murder at 3:45 PM, Wait Until Dark at 5:45 PM, Diamonds Are Forever at 8:00 PM, Murderers’ Row at 10:15 PM, The Haunting at 12:15 AM, House at 2:15 AM.
March 26: It’s a good day to stay home and watch movies! This week’s Noir Alley selection is Tension at 10:00 AM. There’s also Lifeboat at 8:00 AM, The Man Who Knew Too Much at 12:00 PM, Sullivan’s Travels at 2:15 PM, How to Marry a Millionaire at 6:00 PM.
March 28: Robert Osborne has chosen tonight’s lineup of The Three Faces of Eve at 8:00 PM, Wilson at 9:45 PM, Lizzie at 12:30 AM, Edward My Son at 2:00 AM, and King Solomon’s Mines at 4:00 AM.
March 29: Enjoy a day of dangerous love affairs with The Postman Always Rings Twice at 10:00 AM, Nora Prentiss at 12:00 PM, The Unfaithful at 2:00 PM, Deception at 4:00 PM, and Dead Ringer at 6:00 PM.
March 30: Check out a night of independent films by African Americans tonight with Daughters of the Dust at 8:00 PM, The Learning Tree at 10:00 PM, Losing Ground at 12:00 AM, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One at 1:30 AM, Within Our Gates at 3:00 AM, and Blood of Jesus at 4:30 AM.
March 31: I’m never going to complain about a day of Joan Crawford movies. Rain at 6:00 AM, Grand Hotel at 7:45 AM, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney at 9:45 AM, The Women at 11:30 AM, A Woman’s Face at 1:45 PM, Humoresque at 3:45 PM, Possessed (1947) at 6:00 PM,