What to Watch #40: January 8 – 14

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!

January 8

  • 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

January 9

  • 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

January 10

  • 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

January 11

  • 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

January 12

  • 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

January 13

  • 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

January 14

  • 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

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7 thoughts on “What to Watch #40: January 8 – 14

  1. 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’!

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    1. 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.

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