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Sat Jun 8, 2024, 03:22 PM Jun 8

TCM Schedule for Friday, June 14, 2024: Dorothy McGuire B-Day Tribute / Director Ronald Neame (The Odessa File)

Dorothy McGuire (June 14, 1916 – September 13, 2001) was an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress for Friendly Persuasion (1956), airing today.

McGuire first earned notice on Broadway, where she found fame in the title role of Claudia (1941-43), portraying a child bride who almost destroys her marriage through selfishness. Producer David O. Selznick brought McGuire to Hollywood to reprise her role in the 1943 film adaptation, simultaneously launching her career as a Hollywood actress.

Full bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_McGuire and https://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/dorothy_mcguire

Ronald Neame (April 23, 1911 – June 16, 2010) was an English film producer, director, cinematographer, and screenwriter.

He began his career in film as a camera operator, moving to assistant cameraman for Blackmail (1929), the first British talkie directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Neame is noted, as cinematographer, for his work on the British war film One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1943), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Special Effects.

During a partnership with director David Lean, he produced Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946), and Oliver Twist (1948), receiving two Academy Award nominations for writing.

Neame directed The Man Who Never Was (1956), which chronicled Operation Mincemeat, a British WWII deception operation, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), which won Maggie Smith her first Oscar, and the action-adventure disaster film The Poseidon Adventure (1972). He also directed I Could Go On Singing (1963), Judy Garland's last film, and Scrooge (1970), starring Albert Finney.

For his contributions to the film industry, Neame was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, the highest award the British Film Academy can give a filmmaker.

Full bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Neame

--------------------- MORNING & AFTERNOON (EST) ---------------------

6:15 AM | Callaway Went Thataway (1951)
A real cowboy signs on to impersonate a faded western star for public appearances.
Dir: Norman Panama | Cast: Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, Howard Keel

7:45 AM | Invitation (1952)
A millionaire tries to buy his dying daughter a husband.
Dir: Gottfried Reinhardt | Cast: Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman

9:15 AM | Till the End of Time (1946)
A returning World War II veteran falls for a troubled war widow.
Dir: Edward Dmytryk | Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Guy Madison, Robert Mitchum

11:15 AM | Trial (1955)
A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.
Dir: Mark Robson | Cast: Glenn Ford, Dorothy McGuire, Arthur Kennedy

1:15 PM | Susan Slade (1961)
A pregnant teen allows her mother to pass the baby off as her own.
Dir: Delmer Daves | Cast: Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Dorothy McGuire

3:15 PM | A Summer Place (1959)
An adulterous couple discovers that their children are sexually involved.
Dir: Delmer Daves | Cast: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee

5:30 PM | Friendly Persuasion (1956)
A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War.
Dir: William Wyler | Cast: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins

------------------- PRIME TIME: DIRECTOR RONALD NEAME -------------------

8:00 PM | The Chalk Garden (1964)
A teenage girl grows attached to a fantasy world due to a feelings her family doesn't love her.
Dir: Ronald Neame | Cast: Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, John Mills

10:15 PM | Gambit (1966)
An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist.
Dir: Ronald Neame | Cast: Shirley Maclaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom

12:15 AM | The Odessa File (1974)
A journalist discovers a strange link between his family and a cabal of fugitive Nazis.
Dir: Ronald Neame | Cast: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell

2:30 AM | Tunes of Glory (1960)
When a popular colonel loses a promotion, it sets the stage for conflict with his new superior officer.
Dir: Ronald Neame | Cast: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Dennis Price

4:30 AM | The Seventh Sin (1957)
An adulteress tries to redeem herself by helping her doctor husband fight an epidemic in China.
Dir: Ronald Neame | Cast: Eleanor Parker, Bill Travers, George Sanders

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