What to Watch #27: September 18 – 24

Welcome to the weekly installment of What to Watch, a series in which I share my TCM picks for the next seven days! All times are listed in EST and subject to change. Check your local schedule for updates. “New to me” picks are marked with an asterisk!

September 18

  • 6:00 am – The Housekeeper’s Daughter (1939)* – Dir. Hal Roach, starring Joan Bennett; film debut of Victor Mature
  • 10:30 am – Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) – Dir. Mervyn LeRoy, starring Esther Williams
  • 10:00 pm – For the First Time (1959)* – Dir. Rudolph Maté, final film of Mario Lanza

September 19

  • 11:00 am – The Man from Laramie (1955) – Dir. Anthony Mann, starring Jimmy Stewart
  • 8:00 pm – Bell, Book and Candle (1958) – Dir. Richard Quine, starring Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak and Jack Lemmon
  • 10:00 pm – Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2013)
  • 11:00 pm – Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) – Dir. Billy Wilder, starring Dean Martin and Kim Novak

September 20

  • 5:00 am – The Awful Truth (1937) – Dir. Leo McCarey, starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne
  • 6:30 am – Topper (1937) – Dir. Norman Z. McLeod, starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett
  • 10:00 am – There Goes My Heart (1938)* – Dir. Norman Z. McLeod, starring Fredric March
  • 2:30 pm – Lady Be Good (1941) – Dir. Norman Z. McLeod, starring Ann Sothern and Robert Young
  • 6:00 pm – Never Wave at WAC (1952)* – Dir. Norman Z. McLeod, starring Roz Russell

September 21

  • 7:45 am – The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)* – Dir. Lothar Mendes, starring Roland Young
  • 3:30 pm – No Time for Sergeants (1958) – Dir. Mervyn LeRoy, starring Andy Griffith
  • 5:45 pm – Dead Poets Society (1989) – Dir. Peter Weir, starring Robin Williams
  • 8:00 pm – It Happened One Night (1934) – Dir. Frank Capra, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert
  • 10:00 pm – The Whole Town’s Talking (1935)* – Dir. John Ford, starring Edward G. Robinson

September 22

  • 12:00 am – Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) – Dir. Frank Capra, starring Gary Cooper
  • 3:30 am – Door-to-Door Maniac (1961)* – Dir. Bill Karn, starring Johnny Cash (!)
  • 4:45 am – A collection of shorts is playing; the one I’m most excited for is Rosie (1960), “A failed pilot to a TV sitcom about an eerie-looking talking dog that befriends a boy.”
  • 8:00 am – I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) – Dir. Mervyn LeRoy, starring Paul Muni
  • 11:30 am – Lifeboat (1944) – Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, original story by Steinbeck
  • 1:15 pm – The Lady Vanishes (1938) – Dir. Hitchcock, starring Margaret Lockwood and Paul Lukas
  • 5:45 pm – Torn Curtain (1966) – Dir. Hitchcock, starring Paul Newman and Julie Andrews
  • 9:30 pm – Sabotage (1936) – Dir. Hitchcock, starring Sylvia Sidney

September 23

  • 8:00 am – Cabin in the Sky (1943) – Dir. Vincente Minnelli, starring Eddie Anderson, Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, etc.
  • 3:15 pm – The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) – Dir. Nunnally Johnson, starring Gregory Peck
  • 8:00 pm – Love Me Tonight (1932) – Dir. Rouben Mamoulian, starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald
  • 10:00 pm – The Story of Film, episode 4
  • 11:15 pm – The Public Enemy (1931) – Dir. William Wellman, starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow

September 24

  • 12:45 am – Frankenstein (1931) – Dir. James Whale, starring Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, etc.
  • 2:00 am – Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) – Dir. Mervyn LeRoy, starring Joan Blondell and other wonderful people
  • 3:45 am – Twentieth Century (1934) – Dir. Howard Hawks, starring Carole Lombard
  • 6:45 am/8:30 am – Two Ginger Rogers crime dramas are playing! Twist of Fate and Tight Spot*. I have seen neither, and hope to record both.
  • 3:30 pm – I’ll Be Seeing You (1944) – Dir. William Dieterle, starring Ginger Rogers and Joseph Cotten
  • 9:00 pm – L’Atalante (1934)* – Dir. Jean Vigo, starring Michel Simon and Dita Parlo
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