Welcome to What to Watch, TMP’s weekly series of film recommendations. After a few weeks of only tossing up TCM recommendations, today marks the return of a full slate of recommendations from TCM, AMC and Fox Movie Channel. I’ll also be including a few recommendations from Netflix Instant and Amazon Instant for those of you who don’t have access to any of the aforementioned networks. All times are listed in EST and are subject to change. Films marked with an asterisk are films that I have never seen and hope to catch this week.
4:30 am on FMC – My Pal Gus (1952)
6:15 am on TCM – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
8:30 am on TCM – Baby Doll (1956)*
10:30 am on TCM – Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
5:00 pm on TCM – The Night of the Iguana (1964)
8:00 pm on TCM – On the Bowery (1957)* (This is playing again at 2:45 am if you can’t catch it at 8.)
6:00 am on TCM – An Eastern Westerner (1920)*
9:30 am on FMC – Untamed (1955)*
8:00 pm on TCM – 13 Rue Madeleine (1946)*
9:45 pm on TCM – The House on 92nd Street (1945)
4:30 am on TCM – Dark Journey (1937)
6:00 am on TCM – The Man Who Never Was (1956)*
7:15 am on TCM – So Big (1932)* – I’ll be watching this for my Barbara Stanwyck project!
9:30 am on AMC – Airport ’77 (1977)
10:00 am on TCM – Front Page Woman (1935)*
11:30 am on TCM – Jezebel (1938)
1:15 pm on TCM – Dark Victory (1939)
5:00 pm on TCM – In This Our Life (1942)
9:00 am on TCM – Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
3:00 pm on TCM – Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
8:00 pm on TCM – Tootsie (1982)
2:15 am on TCM – The Graduate (1967)
6:00 am on FMC – Love is News (1937)*
DON DRAPER ALERT. AMC is replaying the Mad Men episodes “Signal 30” and “Far Away Places” starting at 6:00 AM
11:00 am on FMC – Daisy Kenyon (1947)
3:45 am on TCM – Tomorrow, The World (1944)
7:45 am on TCM – The Front Page (1931)
8:30 am on FMC – The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
9:30 am on AMC – Thelma & Louise (1991)
11:00 am on TCM – Smarty (1934)
6:30 pm on TCM – Her Husband’s Affairs (1947)*
NERD ALERT. AMC is showing The Two Towers from the LotR series at 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm.
11:30 pm on TCM – That Forsyte Woman (1949)
6:00 am on FMC – No Down Payment (1957)*
8:45 am on TCM – Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
9:50 am on FMC – The Inn of Sixth Happiness (1958)
12:45 pm on TCM – It All Came True (1940)*
3:30 pm on TCM – They Drive By Night (1940)
6:15 pm on TCM – The Letter (1940)
8:00 pm on TCM – The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
NERD ALERT. AMC is showing The Two Towers again. Same times as the 18th.
On Amazon Prime from 1955:
The Man With the Golden Arm
To Catch a Thief
1950s sci-fi on Netflix:
The Space Children
The Wasp Woman
1940s dramas on Netflix:
The Grapes of Wrath
Thanks for including AMC’s airing of Airport ’77 – it’s been on my to-watch list for a while now, and I’m delighted to learn that I can watch it this week. I’m also looking forward to watching 13 Rue Madeleine for the first time.
AMC doesn’t run many good movies anymore, but I continue to check their schedule every week. This week, we got lucky. :) It’s been a long while since I’ve seen Airport ’77, so I hope to catch it again, and 13 Rue Madeleine is one of the “new to me” films I’m most excited to tape!
Lindsey! Thanks for including your picks for Netflix Streaming! I’m going to give ‘The Space Children’ a try; I like Jack Arnold…he directed some pretty cool sci-fi in the 1950s.
And my recommendation for both you and Natalie above is 13 Rue Madeleine, a pretty neat little espionage caper that we reviewed at the Derby Killer (with minor spoilers); I liked it, my friend wasn’t too impressed. I’m curious to see who you’d agree with!
Hope you enjoy The Space Children! It’s worth watching if for no other reason than the fact that it’s such a perfect example of the anti-nuclear “scare the crap out of the general public” brand of sci-fi that emerged mid-century.
I’ll see if Joe will watch it, too…he also has Netflix Streaming, and it would be fun to have two reviews on this one! If not, well, I’ll just stretch mine out a little bit…
I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for your review(s)!