TCM’s Summer Under the Stars – TMP’s recommended viewing, from Lemmon to Caan

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 22nd through 31st. All times are Eastern, and the schedule is subject to change, so be sure to check your local listings!

August 22 – Jack Lemmon

  • 8:00 AM – Mister Roberts (’55)
    Dir. John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, also starring Henry Fonda, William Powell and James Cagney
  • 10:15 PM – My Sister Eileen (’55)
    Dir. Richard Quine, also starring Janet Leigh and Betty Garrett
  • 12:30 PM – How to Murder Your Wife (’65)
    Dir. Richard Quine, also starring Virna Lisi

August 23 – Gene Kelly

  • 6:00 AM – For Me and My Gal (’42)
    Dir. Busby Berkeley, also starring Judy Garland
  • 6:15 PM – On the Town (’49)
    Dir. Stanley Donen, also starring Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Vera-Ellen and Betty Garrett
  • 8:00 PM – Cover Girl (’44)
    Dir. Charles Vidor, also starring Rita Hayworth

August 24 – Irene Dunne

  • 6:15 PM – My Favorite Wife (’40)
    Dir. Garson Kanin, also starring The Most Beautiful Man Ever (Cary Grant)
  • 8:00 PM – The Awful Truth (’37)
    Dir. Leo McCarey, also starring The Most Beautiful Man Ever (Cary Grant)
  • 12:00 AM – Life with Father (’47)
    Dir. Michael Curtiz, also starring William Powell and Elizabeth Taylor

August 25 – Tyrone Power

  • 11:15 AM – The Sun Also Rises (’57)
    Dir. Henry King, also starring Ava Gardner and Errol Flynn
  • 8:00 PM – The Razor’s Edge (’46)
    Dir. Edmund Goulding, also starring Gene Tierney

August 26 – Gary Cooper

  • 8:00 PM – Ball of Fire (’41)
    Dir. Howard Hawks, also starring Barbara Stanwyck
  • 2:30 AM – The Fountainhead (’49)
    Dir. King Vidor, also starring Patricia Neal

August 27 – Jeanette MacDonald

  • 8:00 AM – Three Daring Daughters (’48)
    Dir. Fred Wilcox, also starring Jose Iturbi
  • 2:30 AM – Sweethearts (’38)
    Dir. W.S. Van Dyke, also starring Nelson Eddy

August 28 – Ava Gardner

  • 9:30 AM – East Side, West Side (’49)
    Dir. Mervyn  LeRoy, also starring Barbara Stanwyck and James Mason
  • 5:45 PM – Night of the Iguana (’64)
    Dir. John Huston, also starring Richard Burton
  • 12:30 AM – Mogambo (’53)
    Dir. John Ford, also starring Clark Gable and Grace Kelly

August 29 – Ingrid Bergman

  • 6:00 PM – Gaslight (’44)
    Dir. George Cukor, also starring Charles Boyer
  • 8:00 PM – Dr. Jekyll and Mr.  Hyde (’41)
    Dir. Victor Fleming, also starring Spencer Tracy
  • 2:30 AM – Elena and Her Men (’56)
    Dir. Jean Renoir, also starring Jean Marais

August 30 – Warren William

  • 11:15 AM – Skyscraper Souls (’32)
    Dir. Edgar Selwyn, also starring Maureen O’Sullivan
  • 1:00 PM – Three on a Match (’32)
    Dir. Mervyn LeRoy, also starring Virginia Davis and Joan Blondell
  • 5:00 PM – Gold Diggers of 1933 (’33)
    Dir. Mervyn LeRoy, also starring Joan Blondell

August 31 – James Caan

  • 5:45 PM – Chapter Two (’80)
    Dir. Robert Moore, also starring Marsha Mason and Joseph Bologna

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

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