Throughout the month of August, I’ll be sharing recommended films from TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming every Tuesday. It isn’t August just yet, but I wanted to get a list up that included the first week of the month. Feel free to share your own recommendations for me in the comments below, as they’re running a ton of films I haven’t seen this year!

The following recommendations cover TCM’s scheduled programming from August 1st through 7th. All times are Eastern.

John Wayne (and more than a few friends) star in Stagecoach (1939)

August 1 – John Wayne

  • 9:15 AM – Stagecoach (1939)
    Dir. John Ford
    Also starring Claire Trevor and Andy Devine
    Western, Walter Wanger Productions

August 2 – Myrna Loy

  • 1:00 PM – Libeled Lady (1936)
    Dir. Jack Conway
    Also starring Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy and William Powell
    Romantic comedy, MGM
  • 2:45 PM – Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
    Dir. Clarence Brown
    Also starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Jimmy Stewart
    Romantic drama/comedy, MGM
  • 6:00 PM – Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
    Dir. H.C. Potter
    Also starring Cary Grant and Melvyn Douglas
    Comedy, RKO
  • 12:45 AM – The Thin Man (1934)
    Dir. W.S. Van Dyke
    Also starring William Powell and Maureen O’Sullivan
    Comedy/mystery, MGM
William Powell and Myrna Loy for The Thin Man (1934)

August 3 – Johnny Weissmuller

  • 8:48 AM – How to Hold Your Husband – BACK (1941)
    Dir. Johnny Hines
    Comedic short, MGM

August 4 – Marilyn Monroe

  • 10:00 AM – Niagara (1953)
    Dir. Henry Hathaway
    Also starring Joseph Cotten and Jean Peters
    Thriller, Twentieth Century Fox
  • 6:00 PM – The Seven Year Itch (1955)
    Dir. Billy Wilder
    Also starring Tom Ewell
    Comedy, Twentieth Century Fox
  • 12:00 AM – How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
    Dir. Jean Negulesco
    Also starring Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall
    Comedy/drama, Twentieth Century Fox
Bette Davis for Now, Voyager (1942)

August 5 – Claude Rains

  • 4:45 PM – Now, Voyager (1942)
    Dir. Irving Rapper
    Also starring Bette Davis and Paul Henreid
    Drama, Warner Bros.
  • 8:00 PM – The Invisible Man (1933)
    Dir. James Whale
    Also starring Gloria Stuart
    Horror/drama, Universal Pictures
  • 12:15 Am – The Unsuspected (1947)
    Dir. Michael Curtiz
    Also starring Joan Caulfield and Audrey Totter
    Drama/mystery, Warner Bros.

August 6 – Van Heflin

  • 9:15 AM – Tennessee Johnson (1942)
    Dir. William Dieterle
    Also starring Lionel Barrymore and Ruth Hussey
    Biographical drama, MGM
  • 11:45 PM – The Prowler (1951)
    Dir. Joseph Losey
    Also starring Evelyn Keyes and John Maxwell
    Drama/thriller, Horizon Pictures
Sidney Poitier teaches a class full of tough kids in To Sir, With Love (1967) – Image via

August 7 – Sidney Poitier

  • 8:00 AM – Blackboard Jungle (1955)
    Dir. Richard Brooks
    Also starring Glenn Ford, Anne Francis and Louis Calhern
    Drama, MGM
  • 4:00 PM – The Bedford Incident (1965)
    Dir. James B. Harris
    Also starring Richard Widmark
    Drama/wartime thriller, Columbia Pictures
  • 10:15 PM – To Sir, With Love (1967)
    Dir. James Clavell
    Also starring Judy Geeson and Christian Roberts
    Drama, Columbia Pictures

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