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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:04 PM

TCM Schedule for Monday December 31 - TCM Spolight: New Year's Eve

After a daytime salute to Abbott and Costello, TCM rings in the new year with films that take place on New Year's Eve.

(all times Eastern)


6:30 AM DANCE WITH ME, HENRY (1956)
Partners in a run-down amusement park try to adopt two children. Dir: Charles Barton Cast: Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Gigi Perreau. BW-80 mins, TV-G, CC,

8:00 AM JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (1952)
A baby-sitter dreams himself and his best friend into the famous fairy tale. Dir: Jean Yarbrough Cast: Abbott, Costello, Buddy Baer. C-78 mins, TV-G, CC,

9:30 AM ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD (1952)
Two waiters stumble on a treasure map and land in hot water with pirates. Dir: Charles Lamont Cast: Abbott, Costello, Charles Laughton. BW-70 mins, TV-PG, CC,

10:45 AM RIO RITA (1942)
A pair of nitwits try to stop Nazis from infiltrating a Western ranch. Dir: S. Sylvan Simon Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson. BW-91 mins, TV-G,

12:30 PM LOST IN A HAREM (1944)
Two entertainers touring the Middle East are kidnapped by an evil sultan. Dir: Charles Riesner Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell. BW-89 mins, TV-G,

2:00 PM ABBOTT AND COSTELLO IN HOLLYWOOD (1945)
A pair of wacky lackeys try to take Tinseltown by storm. Dir: S. Sylvan Simon Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty. BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC,

3:30 PM ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)
Count Dracula plots to put a simpleton's brain into the body of the Frankenstein monster. Dir: Charles T. Barton Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney . BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC,

5:00 PM ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN (1951)
Two bumbling private eyes turn a boxer invisible to save him from being framed for murder. Dir: Charles Lamont Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild. BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC,

6:30 PM ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY (1955)
Two bumblers get mixed up with Egyptian grave robbers and a murderous mummy. Dir: Charles Lamont Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor. BW-79 mins, TV-G, CC,

8:00 PM AFTER THE THIN MAN (1936)
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora's cousin of a murder charge. Dir: W. S. Van Dyke Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart. BW-112 mins, TV-G, CC,

10:00 PM APARTMENT, THE (1960)
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress. Dir: Billy Wilder Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray. BW-125 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

12:15 AM OCEAN'S ELEVEN (1960)
A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino. Dir: Lewis Milestone Cast: Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra. C-127 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

2:30 AM MADE FOR EACH OTHER (1939)
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship. Dir: John Cromwell Cast: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn. BW-91 mins, TV-G,

4:15 AM 'TIL WE MEET AGAIN (1940)
A dying woman shares a shipboard romance with a criminal on his way to the gallows. Dir: Edmund Goulding Cast: Merle Oberon, George Brent, Pat O'Brien. BW-100 mins, TV-PG, CC,

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:16 PM

1. A & C Meet Frankenstein. Great memories.

As a kid there was no doubt what was the best movie ever made. It was hands down Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. When it first played in my nabe in NYC the lines were around the block on a Saturday morning, hundreds of kids.

RKO 86th St. was a big theater, one of those ornate cinema palaces so common in the 40s. Orchestra and balcony filled with kids and they broke every fire regulation by allowing kids to sit in the aisles.

As a seven year old I couldn't get enough of monsters, werewolves and vampires. And here they all were, together in one movie!

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