Fri Oct 19, 2012, 10:55 PM
Bolo Boffin (23,796 posts)
TCM Schedule for Saturday, October 20 -- The Essentials: Courtesans
Red Dust (1932)
A plantation overseer in Indochina is torn between a married woman and a lady of the evening.
Dir: Victor Fleming
Cast: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond.
BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC
Shadow Of A Woman (1946)
A woman suspects her husband of plotting to kill his son from a previous marriage.
Dir: Joseph Santley
Cast: Helmut Dantine, Andrea King, William Prince.
BW-78 mins, TV-G
Isle Of The Dead (1945)
The inhabitants of a Balkans island under quarantine fear that one of their number is a vampire.
Dir: Mark Robson
Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer.
BW-72 mins, TV-PG, CC
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
After escaping execution, a mad scientist moves his experiments to a German hospital.
Dir: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson.
C-90 mins, TV-PG, CC
11:51 AM -- High Dive Kids (1956): BW-8 mins
Frankenstein Created Woman (1966)
Baron Frankenstein puts a wrongly executed man's brain into a beautiful woman's body.
Dir: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, Thorley Walters.
C-92 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format
Diary of a Madman (1963)
The body of a French magistrate is taken over by the soul of a murderer.
Dir: Reginald Le Borg
Cast: Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, Chris Warfield.
C-97 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format
Birdman Of Alcatraz (1962)
True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.
Dir: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter.
BW-149 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
The Background Beat (1965)
A short doc by director Ralph Nelson exploring how he uses music and scoring in his pictures. Includes examples from "Once A Thief" (1965).
The Prisoner Of Zenda (1952)
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
Dir: Richard Thorpe
Cast: Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern.
C-101 mins, TV-PG, CC
TONIGHT ON TCM PRIMETIME
THE ESSENTIALS: COURTESANS
In this classic 19th-century romance, a kept woman runs off with a young admirer in search of love and happiness.
Dir: George Cukor
Cast: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore.
BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC
A Parisian girl is raised to be a kept woman but dreams of love and marriage.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli
Cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan.
C-115 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format
Madame Du Barry (1934)
True story of the legendary courtesan who was mistress to France's King Louis XV.
Dir: William Dieterle
Cast: Dolores Del Rio, Reginald Owen, Victor Jory.
BW-79 mins, TV-G, CC
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
A famous writer broods over his three lost loves.
Dir: Michael Powell
Cast: Robert Rounseville, Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tcherina.
C-125 mins, TV-G, CC
Lola Montes (1955)
When she's reduced to appearing in a circus, a notorious beauty thinks back on her past loves.
Dir: Max Ophüls
Cast: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook.
C-115 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format
5:49 AM -- What Do You Think? #3 (1938): BW-10 mins
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