Welcome to What to Watch, the weekly segment in which I attempt to control your viewing habits! The following are my recommendations of classics on cable this week, as well as a few streaming recs and the films that I hope to watch this week. (The ”new to me” films I’m interested in are marked with an asterisk, as usual.) All times are in EST and subject to change.
7:15 am on TCM – Crossfire (1947) – starring Robert Mitchum, Robert Young and Robert Ryan
10:00 am on TCM – Berlin Express (1948) – starring Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan and others
11:00 am on FMC – The Sweet Ride (1968)* – starring Bob Denver, Jacqueline bisset and Michael Sarrazin
1:00 pm on FMC – Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)* – starring Joanne Woodward, Roberta Wallach and Nell Potts
2:45 pm on TCM – The Set-Up (1949) – starring Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter
5:35 pm on TCM – Playlands of Michigan (1949)* – short subject
11:01 pm on AMC – The Bodyguard (1992) – starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston
5:15 am on TCM – Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)* – starring Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley and Lucie Mannheim
7:25 am on FMC – The Visit (1964)* – starring Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn
9:10 am on FMC – The Eyes of Annie Jones (1963)* – starring Richard Conte and Francesca Annis
11:00 am on TCM – Deep Valley (1947) – starring Ida Lupino
2:45 pm on TCM – Johnny Belinda (1948) – starring Jane Wyman and Lew Ayres
Stanwyck alert! 6:15 pm on TCM – Titanic (1953)
5:15 am on TCM – Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961)* – starring Ron Randell and Debra Paget
6:00 am on FMC – Three Came Home (1950)* – Claudette Colbert and Sessue Hayakawa
8:45 am on TCM – The Secret Garden (1949) – starring Margaret O’Brien
William Castle alert! 3:00 pm on TCM – Zotz! (1962)*
10:15 pm on TCM – Since You Went Away (1944) – starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten
5:30 am on TCM – The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) – starring Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy and others
9:15 am on TCM – Miranda (1948) – starring Glynis Johns
1:45 pm on TCM – Mogambo (1953) – starring Ava Gardner and Clark Gable
10:15 pm on TCM – Unfaithfully Yours (1948) – starring Rex Harrison and Linda Darnell
12:15 am on TCM – No Way Out (1950) – starring Richard Widmark and Sid Poitier
6:00 am on TCM – High Sierra (1941) – starring Bogie and Ida Lupino
8:00 am on FMC – Daisy Kenyon (1947) – starring Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews and Henry Fonda
Hitch alert! 8:00 am on TCM – The Lady Vanishes (1938) – starring Margaret Lockwood
10:00 am on TCM – My Sister Eileen (1955) – starring Janet Leigh and Betty Garrett
11:20 am on FMC – Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)* – starring Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill and others
12:00 pm on TCM – Carefree (1938) – starring Fred & Ginger
1:30 pm on TCM – To Sir, With Love (1967) – starring Sid Poitier
5:30 pm on TCM – Splendor in the Grass (1961)* – starring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty
8:00 pm on TCM – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) – starring Bogie and friends
(And don’t forget to watch the new episode of Mad Men!)
Stanwyck alert! 6:00 am on TCM – Ladies They Talk About (1933)*
7:15 am on TCM – Caged (1950) – starring Eleanor Parker and Agnes Moorehead
8:00 pm on AMC – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) – starring Gene Wilder
(Lots of Westerns on TCM this day and I haven’t seen a single one of them. Feel free to leave your recommendations for me in the comments if you have seen them!)
6:00 am on TCM – Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)* – starring Charlie Chaplin and directed by Mack Sennett
7:30 am on TCM – Sunnyside (1919)* – starring/directed by Charlie Chaplin
8:00 am on FMC – Something for the Boys (1944)* – starring Carmen Miranda, Vivian Blaine and Michael O’Shea
9:15 am on TCM – The Circus (1928) – starring/directed by Charlie Chaplin
10:30 am on TCM – Modern Times (1936) – starring/directed by Charlie Chaplin
12:30 pm on TCM – The Great Dictator (1940) – starring/directed by Charlie Chaplin
5:00 pm on TCM – Limelight (1952)* – starring/directed by Charlie Chaplin
8:00 pm on AMC – The Breakfast Club (1985) – starring Molly Ringwald, Emilio Esteves, Judd Nelson, etc.
10:16 pm on AMC – Sixteen Candles (1984) – starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, etc.
Killer’s Kiss – Available on DVD and streaming from Netflix; Available for purchase on Amazon & for free streaming to Amazon Prime customers. This will be my only recommendation for this week because I recently discovered it myself and loved it, only to find that I’m pretty much the only person in the world who loves it, and I’d be interested to hear all of your thoughts on it! I’ll be posting my full review tomorrow.
http://thelastdrivein.com/2013/04/09/brian-schuck-of-films-from-beyond-the-time-barrier-has-handed-monstergirl-the-liebster-award/ I’ve tapped your for The Liebster Award Lindsey…
Thank you so much! I’ve seen a million blogs get this award but have never received one myself, and what an honor to get it from one of my favorite bloggers. :) I’ll bump the scheduled post for Thursday and make my Liebster post then!
Yay, you so deserve it my friend, your blog too, is one of my most favorites. Cant wait to see what you have to say…
What an incredible line up on TCM too…
April 14 especially! I hope there’s enough room on my DVR to hold them all. :)
Ha, I wish I still had cable television. thank god I have most of them, but it’s not the same as watching TCM in reel time. They were the only reason I considered keeping cable. Enjoy the line up. It’s fantastic. And I do hope you get to DVR them all…(:))
It’s award day, it seems. I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Thank you so much! You have no idea how much it means to me for my work on this blog to be recognized. When I started it last year, I was sure that my mom would be my only reader! :) Since I’ve carved out space this Thursday for the Liebster Award, I’ll dedicate next Thursday’s post to Versatile Blogger. Thanks again!
My pleasure and keep up the great work!
Looks like there’s plenty of good movies to check out on TCM this week! And I hope you like Splendor in the Grass if you’re able to catch it.
Splendor in the Grass has been getting bumped further down my “to watch” list for about two years, so it’s about time I get around to it. It’s at the top of my personal list for what to record this week! Thanks for stopping by. :)
Three, count ’em, THREE things to say:
1) Bob Denver and Jacqueline Bisset in the same film? Is this a late April Fool’s joke? What next, Charlie Chaplin and Molly Ringwald? (Wait, Molly WAS in Limelight, right?)
2) Clint Eastwood has been my favorite actor since I was a kid, so I’d immediately recommend all four Eastwoods on TCM’s Day of Westerns…but I think I’d rather have you watch Winchester ’73 instead; a very cool story, well-directed by Anthony Mann and well-played by James Stewart and Millard Mitchell (and lots of recognizable faces!). I love Anthony Mann movies, both noir and Westerns, and this is one of his best!
3) Weird…I was planning to post my review of Killer’s Kiss this week, too! And guess what…there are now TWO people on Earth who like this movie! I think my review will go up on Thursday…when yours goes up we’ll compare notes!
1) Not an April Fools’ joke!
2) I will try my best to remember to tape it. (I’ve been awful at keeping up with my own “wish lists” from these posts!)
3) I look forward to reading your review!
I was hoping to recommend some westerns on April 15, but I haven’t seen any of the ones TCM is showing. If you do watch the Clint Eastwood movies, take note of how perfect his hair appears at all times – even after riding in a hot, dusty climate all day, with a hat on.