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TCM Schedule for Wednesday, May 23: Movie Series



Sleuths, journalists, and sleuths again. It's Movie Series time again, as the Torchy Blane and Thin Man franchises have pride of place.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

12:02 AM
"WHAT DO YOU THINK?" (NUMBER THREE) ( 1938)
This short film focuses on whether or not the dead can communicate with the living.
Dir: Jacques Tourneur Cast: Harold Miller , Arthur Rieck , Ed Mortimer .
BW- 10 mins,

12:15 AM
NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE ( 1939)
A teen-aged sleuth helps two old ladies deal with the "haunting" of their mansion.
Dir: William Clemens Cast: Bonita Granville , Frankie Thomas , John Litel .
BW- 60 mins, CC,

1:30 AM
MURDER, SHE SAID ( 1961)
When nobody will believe she witnessed a murder, elderly sleuth Miss Marple takes a job as a maid to ferret out clues.
Dir: George Pollock Cast: Margaret Rutherford , Arthur Kennedy , Muriel Pavlow .
BW- 86 mins, CC,

3:05 AM
BACKGROUND BEAT, THE ( 1965)
This promotional short for "Once a Thief" (1965) shows how the composer and director created the soundtrack.
BW- 7 mins,

3:15 AM
MURDER AT THE GALLOP ( 1963)
Elderly sleuth Miss Marple suspects foul play when an old friend is supposedly scared to death by a cat.
Dir: George Pollock Cast: Margaret Rutherford , Robert Morley , Flora Robson .
BW- 81 mins, CC,

4:45 AM
MURDER MOST FOUL ( 1964)
Elderly sleuth Miss Marple joins a small-town theatre to investigate a murder.
Dir: George Pollock Cast: Margaret Rutherford , Ron Moody , Charles Tingwell .
BW- 91 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

6:30 AM
MURDER AHOY ( 1964)
Elderly sleuth Miss Marple takes to the seas to investigate murder on a naval training ship.
Dir: George Pollock Cast: Margaret Rutherford , Lionel Jeffries , Charles Tingwell .
BW- 93 mins, CC,

8:15 AM
THRILL FOR THELMA, A ( 1935)
In this short film, a young girl, wanting a life of luxury, takes the "easy" way and winds up in jail.
Dir: Edward L. Cahn Cast: Charles Hamilton , Pat O'Malley , Alice Moore .
BW- 18 mins,

8:36 AM
HOT NEWS MARGIE ( 1931)
In this short film, a reporter for a tabloid newspaper attempts to find out if a college football star is secretly married. Vitaphone Release 1290.
Dir: Alfred J. Goulding Cast: James C. Morton , Don Costello , Marjorie Beebe .
BW- 7 mins,

8:45 AM
SMART BLONDE ( 1936)
An ambitious reporter forces her policeman boyfriend to let her help with a murder case.
Dir: Frank McDonald Cast: Glenda Farrell , Barton MacLane , Winifred Shaw .
BW- 59 mins, CC,

9:47 AM
TWO BOOBS IN A BALLOON ( 1935)
In this short film, Edgar Bergen and his ventriloquist dummy Charlie McCarthy take a flight in a hot air balloon. Vitaphone Release 1780.
Dir: Lloyd French Cast: Edgar Bergen , Almira Sessions ,
BW- 10 mins,

10:00 AM
FLY AWAY BABY ( 1937)
Reporter Torchy Blane takes to the skies to track down a band of killers.
Dir: Frank McDonald Cast: Glenda Farrell , Barton MacLane , Gordon Oliver .
BW- 60 mins,

11:15 AM
ADVENTUROUS BLONDE, THE ( 1937)
Reporter Torchy Blane walks out on her own wedding to solve the case of a murdered actor.
Dir: Frank MacDonald Cast: Glenda Farrell , Barton MacLane , Anne Nagel .
BW- 61 mins,

12:18 PM
LITTLE MAESTRO, THE ( 1937)
A chef takes pity on a starving musician, and allows him to perform at his nightclub in this short film.
Dir: Joseph Sherman Cast: James Nolan , Jerry Bergen , Richard Tucker .
BW- 11 mins,

12:30 PM
BLONDES AT WORK ( 1938)
Even a jail term for contempt can't keep reporter Torchy Blane from investigating the case of a murdered department store owner.
Dir: Frank McDonald Cast: Glenda Farrell , Barton MacLane , Tom Kennedy .
BW- 63 mins, CC,

1:45 PM
TORCHY BLANE IN PANAMA ( 1938)
An ambitious newspaper woman traces bank robbers to an ocean liner.
Dir: William Clemens Cast: Lola Lane , Paul Kelly , Tom Kennedy .
BW- 59 mins,

2:48 PM
AMAZING MR. NORDILL, THE ( 1947)
This short film focuses on Everett Nordill, a mastermind behind a counterfeiting ring in the mid-nineteenth century.
Dir: Joseph Newman Cast: Paul Maxey , Clinton Sundberg , Leon Ames .
BW- 11 mins,

3:00 PM
TORCHY GETS HER MAN ( 1938)
Female reporter Torchy Blane tries to crack a counterfeiting case.
Dir: William Beaudine Cast: Glenda Farrell , Barton MacLane , Tom Kennedy .
BW- 63 mins, CC,

4:15 PM
TORCHY BLANE IN CHINATOWN ( 1938)

A daring lady reporter sets out to catch a blackmailer.
Dir: William Beaudine Cast: Glenda Farrell , Barton MacLane , Tom Kennedy .
BW- 58 mins, CC,

5:16 PM
HOW TO VOTE ( 1936)
In this short film, an assistant is called upon to give a speech on his candidate's behalf... much to the chagrin of the audience.
Dir: Felix E. Feist Cast: Robert Benchley , Billy Bletcher , Jules Cowles .
BW- 10 mins,

5:30 PM
TORCHY RUNS FOR MAYOR ( 1939)
After digging up the dirt on local politicians, a newswoman decides to run for office.
Dir: Ray McCarey Cast: Glenda Farrell , Barton MacLane , Tom Kennedy .
BW- 60 mins, CC,

6:32 PM
GRAND DAME, THE ( 1931)
A gangster's moll attempts to break into high society in this comedic short. Vitaphone Release 1203.
Dir: Arthur Hurley Cast: Patsy Kelly , Matt McHugh , Donald Kirke .
BW- 8 mins,

6:45 PM
TORCHY PLAYS WITH DYNAMITE ( 1939)
A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster's moll.
Dir: Noel Smith Cast: Jane Wyman , Allen Jenkins , Tom Kennedy .
BW- 59 mins, CC,

7:50 PM
HOW TO BE A DETECTIVE ( 1936)
Robert Benchley attempts to teach the audience what it takes to be a successful detective in this short film.
Dir: Felix E. Feist Cast: Robert Benchley , Dewey Robinson , Arthur Hoyt .
BW- 9 mins,

WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: MOVIE SERIES



8:00 PM
THIN MAN, THE ( 1934)
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.
Dir: W. S. Van Dyke Cast: William Powell , Myrna Loy , Maureen O'Sullivan .
BW- 91 mins, CC,

9:45 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, CC,

11:45 PM
ANOTHER THIN MAN ( 1939)
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
Dir: W. S. Van Dyke II Cast: William Powell , Myrna Loy , Virginia Grey .
BW- 103 mins, CC,

1:34 AM
RAMBLING 'ROUND RADIO ROW 6 (HARRY ROSE) ( 1934)
In this short film, musical host Harry Rose mixes a "cocktail" of musical acts. Vitaphone Release 1473.
BW- 9 mins,

1:45 AM
SHADOW OF THE THIN MAN ( 1941)
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
Dir: Major W. S. Van Dyke II Cast: William Powell , Myrna Loy , Barry Nelson .
BW- 97 mins, CC,

3:30 AM
THIN MAN GOES HOME, THE ( 1945)
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: William Powell , Myrna Loy , Lucile Watson .
BW- 100 mins, CC,

5:15 AM
SONG OF THE THIN MAN ( 1947)
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
Dir: Edward Buzzell Cast: William Powell , Myrna Loy , Keenan Wynn .
BW- 86 mins, CC,

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