TCM’s Summer Under the Stars – TMP’s recommended viewing, from Gish to Francis

Throughout the month of August, I’ll be sharing recommended films from TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming every Tuesday, ending with a final post sharing what I watched during SUTS. 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 15th through 21st. All times are Eastern, and the schedule is subject to change, so be sure to check your local listings!

August 15 – Lillian Gish

  • 12:15 PM – The Scarlet Letter (’26)
    Dir. Victor Sjostrom, also starring Lars Hanson
  • 1:00 AM – Night of the Hunter (’55)
    Dir. Charles Laughton, also starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters

August 16 – Elvis Presley

  • 9:45 AM – Girl Happy (’65)
    Dir. Boris Sagal, also starring Shelley Fabares
  • 6:15 PM – The Trouble with Girls (’69)
    Dir. Peter Tewksbury, also starring Marlyn Mason
  • 1:00 AM – Speedway (’68)
    Dir. Norman Taurog, also starring Nancy Sinatra

August 17 – Katharine Hepburn

  • 9:45 AM – Mary of Scotland (’36)
    Dir. John Ford, also starring Fredric March
  • 8:00 AM – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (’69)
    Dir. Stanley Kramer, also starring Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier
  • 12:15 AM – Bringing Up Baby (’38)
    Dir. Howard Hawks, also starring The Most Beautiful Man Ever (Cary Grant)

August 18 – Freddie Bartholomew

    • 2:30 PM – Anna Karenina (’35)
      Dir. Clarence Brown, also starring Greta Garbo and Fredric March
    • 10:15 PM – Kidnapped (’38)
      Dir. Alfred Werker, also starring Warner Baxter

August 19 – Eva Marie Saint

  • 12:00 PM – On the Waterfront (’54)
    Dir. Elia Kazan, also starring Marlon Brando
  • 8:00 PM – North by Northwest (’59)
    Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, also starring The Most Beautiful Man Ever (Cary Grant)

August 20 – Anthony Quinn

  • 2:15 PM – The Guns of Navarone (’61)
    Dir. J. Lee Thompson, also starring David Niven and Gregory Peck
  • 10:30 PM – Lust for Life (’56)
    Dir. Vincente Minnelli, also starring Kirk Douglas

August 21 – Kay Francis

  • 12:00 PM – British Agent (’34)
    Dir. Michael Curtiz, also starring Leslie Howard
  • 8:00 PM – Guilty Hands (’31)
    Dir. W.S. Van Dyke, also starring Lionel Barrymore

All images are credited to Dr. Macro’s High Quality Movie Scans

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