What to Watch #26: September 11 – 17

It’s Tuesday, which on TMP means it’s time for me to share my TCM picks for the coming week!

All times are listed in EST and subject to change — check TCM’s website for updates. New-to-me selections are marked with asterisks.

If there’s a film you think I should watch that isn’t listed here, feel free to leave recommendations in the comments! :)

September 11

  • 7:30 am – Vampyr (1932) – Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Maurice Schutz
  • 8:45 am – Brigadoon (1954) – Dir. Vincente Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly
  • 10:45 am – Carousel (1956) – Dir. Henry King, starring Shirley Jones
  • 8:00 pm – The More the Merrier (1943) – Dir. George Stevens, starring Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea

September 12

  • 12:15 am – The Bicycle Thief (1948)* – Dir. Vittorio De Sica, starring Lamberto Maggiorani
  • 6:00 am – Passion Flower (1930)* – Dir. William deMille, starring Kay Francis
  • 5:30 pm – Out of the Past (1947) – Dir. Jacques Tourneur, starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer
  • 10:00 pm – Pal Joey (1957) – Dir. George Sidney, starring Rita Hayworth and Frank Sinatra

September 13

  • 4:15 am – Love Me or Leave Me (1955) – Dir. Charles Vidor, starring Doris Day and James Cagney
  • 6:30 am – Road Gang (1936)* – Dir. Louis King, starring Donald Woods (but really, I want to see it because Trumbo wrote it)
  • 1:15 pm – Each Dawn I Die (1939) – Dir. William Keighley, starring James Cagney
  • 3:00 pm – Ladies They Talk About (1933) – Stanwyck alert! I’m going to try to re-watch this and get a review up for the BSFP.
  • 6:00 pm – I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) – Dir. Mervyn LeRoy, starring Paul Muni

September 14

  • 8:00 am – The Sea Wolf (1941)* – Dir. Michael Curtiz, starring Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino and John Garfield
  • 8:00 pm – Lifeboat (1944) – Hitchcock alert! Starring Tallulah Bankhead

September 15 – Sundays with Hitch!

  • 12:00 am – Titanic (1953) – Stanwyck alert! Another one I need to re-watch for the BSFP.
  • 8:00 am – King Kong (1933) – Dir. Merian C. Cooper, starring Fay Wray
  • 10:00 am – Number Seventeen (1932) – Directed by Hitch, starring Leon Lion and Anne Grey
  • 11:15 am – The Trouble with Harry (1955) – Directed by Hitch, starring Edmund Gwenn, Mildred Natwick, Shirley MacLaine
  • 5:45 pm – Vertigo (1958) – Directed by Hitch, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak
  • 10:00 pm – To Catch a Thief (1955) – Directed by Hitch, starring my main squeeze Cary Grant and the lovely Grace Kelly. This is one of my favorite films of all time and if you don’t watch it I might cry.

I’ve attempted to be selective, but there’s not much you can go wrong with in the Sundays with Hitch programming, so tune in for as many as you can.

September 16

  • 2:15 am – Summer with Monika (1957)* – Dir. Ingmar Bergman, starring Harriet Andersson and Lars Ekborg
  • 6:00 am – The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)* – Dir. Alexander Korda, starring Charles Laughton
  • 8:00 pm – Sunrise (1927) – Dir. Murnau, starring George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor

September 17

  • 2:15 am – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) – Dir. Robert Wiene, starring Werner Krauss and Conrad Veidt
  • 3:30 am – Metropolis (1927) – Dir. Fritz Lang, starring Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, etc.
  • 6:00 am – Our Blushing Brides (1930)* – Dir. Harry Beaumont, starring Joan Crawford
  • 12:30 pm – Dancing Lady (1933) – Dir. Robert Z. Leonard, starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable
  • 8:00 pm – La Roue (1922)* – Dir. Abel Gance, starring Severin-Mars

A little note on the future of the What to Watch series:

For the time being, I’ve decided not to include any streaming recommendations due to the heavy workloads of my courses this semester. I feel bad about it, because I like to include something for those of you who don’t have access to TCM, but I did not give myself a slacker semester to end out my undergrad career. Just the opposite, actually — this is one of the heaviest courseloads I’ve ever taken.

These posts take a lot more time to put together when I include streaming links for TCM’s films or separate streaming recommendations. Most weeks I probably won’t have the time to add links to previous reviews on recommended films, either (as is the case today). I will hopefully be starting graduate school in January, so depending on how those classes go, it may be a little while before you see streaming recs in these posts. Again, I’m very sorry to those of you who have no use for TCM-only recommendations!

And one more little thing…

I’ve finally re-joined the 21st century by re-activating my Facebook account (for grad school networking purposes). If I have to use the site, I might as well use it to connect with fellow film fanatics, eh? TMP now has its very own “like” page. There’s not much on it yet, because I was without FB for about a year and have no clue how anything works anymore, but in addition to using it as another place to share links to TMP’s daily updates, I’ll also be using it for little “name the film” guessing games and such… so you will be getting more for your money than just the same stuff you get through following the blog on twitter or via email. Like it if you’d like to, don’t if you wouldn’t!

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