What to Watch, Summer Under the Stars edition: August 1 – 6

Since I’ll be contributing to every day of the William Castle blogathon, there will be no usual What to Watch post next Tuesday… and since August is TCM’s annual Summer Under the Stars month, I still wanted to share some recommendations! What to Watch will return to its regular schedule on August 6, so the following are my recommendations for August 1 – 6.

For Summer Under the Stars, I’ll be selecting three to five films from each day to recommend. There will be no “new to me” selections since I’m going to be out of town/without TCM for half of the month of August and won’t be able to catch as many films as I’d like to.

All times are listed in EST and subject to change; check your local schedule for updates.

August 1: Humphrey Bogart

7:00 am – High Sierra (1941)

9:00 am – The Maltese Falcon (1941)

10:45 am – To Have and Have Not (1944)

6:00 pm – In a Lonely Place (1950)

8:00 pm – The Big Sleep (1946)

August 2: Doris Day

6:00 am – Romance on the High Seas (1948)

9:30 am – It’s a Great Feeling (1949)

12:45 pm – On Moonlight Bay (1951)

6:00 pm – It Happened to Jane (1959)

12:00 am – The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

August 3: Alec Guinness

6:00 am – Great Expectations (1946)

10:15 am – The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

12:00 pm – The Ladykillers (1955)

8:00 pm – Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

August 4: Mary Boland

7:30 am – There Goes the Groom (1937)

3:00 pm – In Our Time (1944)

11:30 pm – The Women (1939)

2:00 am – Pride and Prejudice (1940)

August 5: Charlton Heston

7:30 am – Bad for Each Other (1954)

3:30 pm – Soylent Green (1973)

10:30 pm – Ben-Hur (1959)

August 6: Joan Fontaine

7:30 am – A Damsel in Distress (1937)

11:00 am – The Bigamist (1953)

4:00 pm – Gunga Din (1939)

6:00 pm – Suspicion (1941)

8:00 pm – Rebecca (1940)

3 thoughts on “What to Watch, Summer Under the Stars edition: August 1 – 6

    1. If you truly have that much confidence in your recommendations, feel free to leave them anyway. :P I’m still willing to let my “to watch” list grow… I just didn’t want to specifically seek out “new to me” films in the schedule this month because I know I won’t be here to watch them, nor will I have enough room on the DVR to record them all. Usually when I make the What to Watch posts skimming for unfamiliar titles is the first thing I do, so I’m just skipping that step during August!


  1. Hey, I steered you right with ‘Invasion of the Star Creatures’, didn’t I? I’ll eagerly await you return to the land of ‘new to me’ films in September…until then, I’ll just suffer!


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