Welcome to the 40th installment of What to Watch, and the first of the new year! The following are my recommendations for the next seven days of TCM programming.
As a bonus, since there was no What to Watch post for the first week of the year, I’ve included some recommendations from WatchTCM along with their expiration dates. All times are listed in EST and subject to change, and new-to-me choices are marked with asterisks. Happy viewing!
- 7:45 am – Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)* – This should be interesting since I’m used to seeing Don Porter as Gidget’s dad.
- 12:45 pm – Tickle Me (1965)* – I’ve started to appreciate certain Westerns, but can I appreciate Elvis Presley as a singing cowboy? We’ll find out!
- 2:30 pm – Girl Happy (1965) – Dir. Boris Sagal, starring Elvis Presley
- 10:30 am – The Firebird (1934) – Dir. William Dieterle, starring Verree Teasdale and Ricardo Cortez
- 11:45 am – That Certain Woman (1937)* – A Bette Davis film I haven’t seen!
- 8:00 pm – Grand Hotel (1932) – Dir. Edmund Goulding, starring Greta Garbo
- 11:45 pm – Dancing Lady (1933) – Dir. Robert Z. Leonard, starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable
- 8:00 am – Sadie McKee (1934) – Dir. Clarence Brown, starring Joan Crawford
- 8:00 pm – Bride of Frankenstein (1935) – Dir. James Whale, starring Boris Karloff
- 9:30 pm – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) – Dir. Victor Fleming, starring Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman
- 11:30 pm – The Thing from Another World (1951) – Dir. Christian Nyby, starring Margaret Sheridan
- 1:15 am – Forbidden Planet (1956) – Dir. Fred McLeod Wilcox, starring Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis
- 6:00 am – Lust for Life (1956) – Dir. Vincente Minnelli, starring Kirk Douglas
- 10:15 am – Mary Tyler Moore on Carson!
- 6:00 pm – Walk, Don’t Run (1966) – Dir. Charles Walter, starring Cary Grant
- 8:00 pm – It Happened One Night (1934) – Dir. Frank Capra, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert
- 10:00 pm – Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) – Dir. Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant and Priscilla Lane
- 12:15 am – Lady for a Day (1933) – Dir. Frank Capra, starring May Robson
- 3:00 am – Chained for Life (1951) – Dir. Harrly L. Fraser, starring Violet and Daisy Hilton
- 8:00 am – Carousel (1956) – Dir. Henry King, starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones
- 6:00 pm – The ’47 version of Walter Mitty is playing again if you’re interested in seeing it after reading my review!
- 10:00 pm – Gaslight (1944) – Dir. George Cukor, starring Ingrid Bergman
- 12:00 am to 2:00 am – Six back-to-back Fatty Arbuckle shorts!
- 2:00 pm – It’s a Date (1940) – Dir. William A. Seiter, starring Deanna Durbin
- 10:00 pm – Guys and Dolls (1955) – Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Jean Simmons
- 3:15 am – Battleground (1949)* – Directed by William Wellman, and starring both Van Johnson and John Hodiak! Should be a good one.
- 5:30 am – Baby Doll (1956)* – I love Elia Kazan.
- 5:00 pm – Mad Love (1935) – Dir. Karl Freund, starring Peter Lorre
- 8:00 pm – The Children’s Hour (1961) – Dir. William Wyler, starring Audrey Hepburn and Shriley MacLaine
- Expiring January 8: It Should Happen to You (1953)
- Expiring January 8: The Unknown (1927)
- Expiring January 10: Our Dancing Daughters (1928) and its two sequels, Our Modern Maidens (1929) and Our Blushing Brides (1930)
- Expiring January 11: Caged (1950)
- Expiring January 13: Blues in the Night (1941), Laughing Sinners (1931), The Locket (1946), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Reckless Moment (1949)
Not many asterisks this time around, so there’s not much I can suggest this week (and I know how disappointed you must be right now). Although, I find it interesting that Boris Sagal, who directed the Elvis Presley musical romp ‘Girl Happy’, would go on to direct the apocalyptic mutant film ‘The Omega Man’!
That is interesting, thanks for the fun fact!
I purposely didn’t include many asterisks because while there is a ton of stuff I’d love to watch this week, it’s also my first week of graduate school haha. I don’t think I’ll be having much free time to watch them until I settle into the the new schedule.
Is Lindsey #249 going to graduate school? Hmmm?
We all are, and there are so many of us that we’ve broken the enrollment records at the university!
Ha! Now the question is, will every single one of you pass, or will some of you end up on ‘double secret’ probation?
We’ll all pass. We don’t accept any grade lower than A-
Oh, you robots think you’re so smart…