Is it just me or has this month flown by? We’ve already made it to the final Summer Under the Stars recommendation batch for 2019. I hope those of you with access to TCM have enjoyed this year’s viewing and discovered a few new favorites!
Below are my picks for August 24th through 31st! As usual, all times are in Eastern and linked titles will take you to my previous coverage of the films. See the full schedule for the month on TCM’s website.
August 24: Shirley Maclaine
- Some Came Running (1958), 3:30 p.m.
- Steel Magnolias (1989), 10:30 p.m.
August 25: Dustin Hoffman
- Tootsie (1982), 5:30 p.m.
August 26: Mary Astor
- The Great Lie (1941), 12:00 a.m.
- A Kiss Before Dying (1956), 4:15 a.m.
August 27: Walter Brennan
- Nobody Lives Forever (1946), 12:00 p.m.
- To Have and Have Not (1944), 12:00 a.m.
August 28: June Allyson
- The Reformer and the Redhead (1950), 10:30 a.m.
- The Girl in White (1952), 2:00 p.m.
- Good News (1947), 8:00 p.m.
August 29: Paul Lukas
- Watch on the Rhine (1943), 8:00 p.m.
- The Lady Vanishes (1938), 10:00 p.m.
August 30: Susan Hayward
- I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955), 8:00 p.m.
- Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), 2:30 a.m.
August 31: Kirk Douglas
- The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), 6:00 a.m.
- The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), 2:00 p.m.
Strange to see that TCM is showing ‘modern’ movies from the 1980s for their SUTS! And my choices for this round, if I had TCM, would be Susan Hayward (one of my favorites) and Kirk Douglas; I’ve seen neither of her two films listed above, and I’ve always wanted to see Douglas in ‘The Bad and the Beautiful’.
And I agree, this month went by very fast…let’s hope it slows down a bit before the year is out!
Yeah, they’ve expanded a bit over the past several years! Lots of people complain when more recent movies pop up (during SUTS and otherwise), but it doesn’t bother me — I like watching films from every era, and the large majority of what they show is still pre-‘70.