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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 11:55 PM

TCM Schedule for Saturday, October 20 -- The Essentials: Courtesans

6:00 AM
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


7:30 AM
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


9:00 AM
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


10:15 AM
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


12:00 PM
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


1:45 PM
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


3:30 PM
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


6:02 PM
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).
BW-7 mins


6:15 PM
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

8:00 PM
Camille (1936)


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


10:00 PM
Gigi (1958)


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


12:00 AM
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


1:30 AM
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


3:45 AM
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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