What to Watch #7: March 20 – 26

All times are listed in EST and subject to change. Films marked with an asterisk are new-to-me films that I hope to catch this week.

March 20

1:15 am on TCM – On the Waterfront (1954) – starring Marlon Brando
6:00 am on FMC – Prince of Players (1955)* – starring Richard Burton
7:00 am on TCM – Carolina Blues (1944)* – starring Kay Kyser and Ann Miller
9:00 am on AMC – The Great Escape (1963)* – starring Steve McQueen
11:30 pm on TCM – Forbidden Planet (1956) – starring Ann Francis

March 21

1:30 am on TCM – 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)* – starring William Hopper
12:45 pm on TCM – Manhattan Melodrama (1934) – starring Clark Gable + Myrna & Bill
4:15 pm on TCM – Love on the Run (1936)* – starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable
8:00 pm on TCM – Compulsion (1959) – starring Orson Welles

March 22

3:45 am on TCM – The Careless Years (1957)* – starring Dean Stockwell and Natalie Trundy
8:00 am on TCM, HITCHCOCK ALERT – I Confess (1953) – starring Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter
5:30 pm on TCM – Gypsy (1962) – starring Natalie Wood and Roz Russell

March 23

4:50 am on FMC – Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)* – starring Jean Rogers and Glenn Ford
10:30 am on TCM – The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)* – starring Warren William
12:00 pm on TCM – Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) – starring Glenda Farrell
8:00 pm on TCM – Gun Crazy (1950) – starring Peggy Cummins and John Dall
9:45 pm on TCM, STANWYCK ALERTAnnie Oakley (1935)* – starring Barbara Stanwyck

March 24

6:00 am on TCM – Easy to Wed (1946)* – remake of Libeled Lady, starring Esther Williams and Lucille Ball
6:00 am on FMC – Bright Eyes (1934) – starring Shirley Temple
MAD MEN ALERT – “At the Codfish Ball” and “Lady Lazarus” are playing on AMC at 6:00 and 7:00 am
2:00 pm on TCM – Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) – starring Dorothy McGuire, Louis Jourdan, etc.
4:00 pm on TCM, HITCHCOCK ALERT – Notorious (1946) – starring my love Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
6:00 pm on TCM, HITCHCOCK ALERTDial M for Murder (1954) – starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly

March 25

12:00 am on TCM – Love (1919)* – starring Buster Keaton
6:00 am on FMC – The Bowery (1933) – starring Fay Wray, George Raft and Wallace Beery
7:30 am on FMC – Nightmare Alley (1947) – starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, etc.
9:00 am on TCM – The Strawberry Blonde (1941) – starring James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland and Rita Hayworth
9:00 am on AMC – Pet Sematary (1989)
11:30 am on FMC – The Eyes of Annie Jones (1963)* – starring Richard Conte and Francesca Annis
6:00 pm on AMC – Christine (1983)

March 26

6:00 am on FMC – Change of Heart (1934)* – starring Janet Gaynor, Ginger Rogerts, etc.
9:30 am on TCM – So Big (1953)* – remake of the Stanwyck film, starring Jane Wyman
10:25 am on FMC – The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) – starring Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, etc.

Streaming recommendations of the week

On Amazon Prime from the 1940s:
Calendar Girl (musical, 1947)
Dead Men Walk (B-horror, 1943)
Stormy Weather (musical, 1942)
The Big Sleep (crime drama, 1946)

1960s drama on Netflix:
8 1/2 (1963)
Isabel (1968)
Von Ryan’s Express (1965)
A Child is Waiting (1963)

1950s comedy on Netflix:
The Card (1952)
Forever Female (1954)
Kiss Them For Me (1957)

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9 thoughts on “What to Watch #7: March 20 – 26

  1. THE GREAT ESCAPE! One of my Top 10 favorites of all time! THAT is my recommendation to you for this week, Lindsey!

    And thanks for the heads up on Von Ryan’s Express on Netflix!

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    • I’ve been really bad at remembering to tape the stuff from these posts but I’ll set The Great Escape first thing tomorrow on your recommendation. :)

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      • It’s such a well-constructed and plotted film, with lots of great characterizations and performances…and Steve McQueen is just plain cool. Can’t wait to hear what you think…thanks for trusting a recommendation!

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    • Eh, I’ve gotten used to speeding through commercials on movies. TiVo likes to tape films from oddball channels I didn’t know we had, and I always end up getting sucked into them despite the annoyance of commercial breaks haha.

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  2. ARRRGGGGGGG. (Slams fist on desk) I dont get TCM or AMC where I live. I wanted to seeHitchcock’s Notorious and Nightmare Alley(co starring Joan Blondell)

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    • You should just go ahead and buy Notorious on DVD :P Can’t really go wrong with Hitch, Ingrid or my dearest Cary! Nightmare Alley is available on DVD as well through the Fox Film Noir series. Your local public library may have them in stock if you aren’t interested in buying.

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        • Hey now, Todd, don’t go volunteering my limited dough supply for refunds! (However, I may be willing to buy it off of him if he ends up hating it haha. That’s one great film my collection is missing — I have it saved on my DVR from the last time TCM ran it.)

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