What to Watch #30: October 9 – 15

Welcome to this week’s installment of What to Watch, which also marks my 700th post on TMP! (By this time next year, assuming grad school doesn’t eat me alive and I’ll still be able to post daily, I’ll have over 1,000 posts. WOW.)

Cary Grant & the pup are sharing my excitement over TMP reaching 700 posts!
Cary Grant & the pup are sharing my excitement over TMP reaching 700 posts!

Time to put on our party hats and check out what’s coming up on TCM this week!

I’ve decided to, again, shift the format of these posts a little bit. New to me films are back in the game and will be marked with an asterisk, followed by a short description. My recommendations for you will be followed only by the names of the director and lead(s).

All times are listed in EST and subject to change — check your local listings or the TCM website for updates.

October 9

  • 8:03 am – So You Want to Be In Pictures (1947)* – Comedy short about a man who hits a couple of speed bumps on his road to stardom, learning that Hollywood isn’t as easy to crack as he expected
  • 1:00 pm – It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) – Dir. Richard Whorf, starring Frank Sinatra & Kathryn Grayson
  • 4:30 pm – Dead Ringer (1964) – Dir. Paul Henreid, starring Bette Davis
  • 6:30 pm – It Should Happen to You (1954)* – Judy Holliday stars as a model who tries to make her own name by renting space on a billboard and plastering her own name on it. Sounds like a fun one!
  • 8:00 pm – Love and Death (1975) – Directed by Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton

October 10

  • 9:15 am – What Every Woman Knows (1934)* – Comedy about a woman who controls her idiot husband’s political career
  • 4:00 pm – Loss of Innocence (1961) – Directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Kenneth More and Danielle Darrieux
  • 8:00 pm – The Baron of Arizona (1950)* – A Western with Vincent Price! This will be great for “Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns.”

October 11

  • 7:00 am – Not As a Stranger (1955) – Directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Olivia de Havilland & Robert Mitchum
  • 11:45 am – The Defiant Ones (1958) – Directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Tony Curtis & Sid Poitier
  • 1:30 pm – Inherit the Wind (1960) – Directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Harry Morgan & Gene Kelly
  • 8:00 pm – Horror of Dracula (1958) – Directed by Terence Fisher, starring Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing
  • 11:00 pm – Dead of Night (1945)* – A group of people hang out in a creepy rural house sharing ghost stories

October 12

  • 6:00 am – The Good Earth (1937)* – Not gonna lie, I just want to watch this for Paul Muni.
  • 4:30 pm – It Came from Outer Space (1953) – Directed by Jack Arnold, starring Richard Carlson
  • 8:00 pm – Friendly Persuasion (1956) – Directed by William Wyler, starring Gary Cooper & Dorothy McGuire
  • 10:30 pm – The Harder They Fall (1956)* – Watching for Bogie, who stars as a press agent who tries to expose the mistreatment of prizefighters by their greedy managers.

October 13

  • 10:00 am – Lydia (1941) – Directed by Julien Duvivier, starring Merle Oberon
  • 12:00 pm – On Moonlight Bay (1951) – Directed by Roy Del Ruth, starring Doris Day & Gordon MacRae
  • 4:00 pm – Magnificent Obsession (1954) – Directed by Douglas Sirk, starring Jane Wyman & Rock Hudson

October 14

  • 12:00 am – Nosferatu (1922) – Directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck
  • 2:00 am – Vampyr (1932)* – Young traveler stumbles upon a creepy castle inhabited by a vampire
  • 6:00 am – Broken Blossoms (1919) – Directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish
  • 12:00 pm – The Scarlet Letter (1926) – Directed by Victor Sjöström, starring Lillian Gish
  • 3:00 pm – The Cobweb (1955)* – I’ve been waiting for this film to pop up again for a loooong time, so I can continue my journey in Lauren Bacall completism.
  • 11:15 pm – Winter Light (1962) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Ingrid Thulin & Max von Sydow

October 15

  • 3:45 am – The 400 Blows (1959) – Directed by Francois Truffaut, starring Jean-Pierre Leaud
  • 4:00 pm – Bunny Lake is Missing (1965) – Directed by Otto Preminger, starring Keir Dullea & Carol Lynley
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