Welcome to this week’s installment of TMP Recommends, the series where I usually share five films you should keep an eye out for on TCM over the next seven days. This week’s post is cover three days rather than seven, since I’ll be starting my annual Summer Under the Stars recommendation series on the 31st. (Woohoo! SUTS!) As usual, all times are listed in EST and come from the US version of the TCM schedule. Happy viewing!
One Way Passage (1932)
Airing on TCM: July 29, 7:15 am
I Love You Again (1940)
Airing on TCM: July 29, 6:15 pm
TCM is celebrating William Powell’s birthday with a marathon of his films. I’m recommending two in particular. One Way Passage is a 1932 romance co-starring Kay Francis. Francis is a terminally ill woman and Powell a convicted criminal headed back to prison after an escape. The two meet on a ship and fall in love, though their romance is doomed. I Love You Again, a lighterromance, is one of Powell’s many pairings with the great Myrna Loy. A man inflicted with amnesia mistakes himself for a con man.
Father of the Bride (1991)
Airing on TCM: July 30, 9:30 pm
This lovable modern classic is a remake of an actual classic, airing in honor of Steve Martin’s AFI Life Achievement Award. Martin portrays a father struggling to come to terms with the fact that his daughter (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) is all grown up, as the family prepares for her wedding.
The Big Heat (1953)
Airing on TCM: July 31, 6:00 am
Airing on TCM: July 31, 7:45 am
The Summer of Darkness continues on Friday, July 31! Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame star The Big Heat, a noir tale of a detective (Ford) who aims to break up a major crime ring and bring down local crime boss Mike Lagana (Alexander Scourby). The investigation kicks into high gear when the detective’s wife his killed by the mob. Frank Sinatra stars in Suddenly, a tense thriller about a gang of assassins who await the arrival of the President, who is scheduled to be passing through town on his way to a fishing trip.