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Sun Apr 7, 2024, 11:22 PM Apr 7

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, April 9: When They Were Young/Disappearances [View all]

So what are those themes about? The first involves biopics for the notable and the notorious.

The second is about cases of missing persons. Watch if you dare!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

12:15 AM The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Socialite Tracy Lord is getting married, and an honest reporter is there to get the story. It's a dull assignment until Tracy's ex-husband shows up, with a thirst for alcohol and a not-quite extinguished torch for his lovely one-time wife.
Dir: George Cukor Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart
Runtime: 111 mins Genre: Comedy Rating: TV-G CC: Y

2:15 AM A Woman's Face (1941)
Plastic surgery gives a scarred female criminal a new outlook on life.
Dir: George Cukor Cast: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt
Runtime: 105 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

4:15 AM Cabin in the Sky (1943)
God and Satan battle for the soul of a wounded gambler.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne
Runtime: 98 mins Genre: Musical Rating: TV-G CC: Y

6:00 AM MGM Parade Show #8 (1955)
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant perform in a clip from The Philadelphia Story. George Murphy introduces a clip from The Tender Trap.
Dir: null Cast: George Murphy, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
Runtime: 25 mins Genre: Documentary Rating: TV-G CC: N

6:30 AM Young Dillinger (1965)
An embittered young convict becomes Public Enemy Number One.
Dir: Terry O. Morse Cast: Nick Adams, Robert Conrad, John Ashley
Runtime: 102 mins Genre: Biography Rating: TV-PG CC:

8:15 AM Young Catherine (1991)
A miniseries based on the early life of Catherine the Great, the 18th-century Russian empress.
Dir: Michael Anderson. Cast: Julia Ormond, Christopher Plummer, Vanessa Redgrave, Chris Bryant
Runtime: 120 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-14 CC: Y

11:30 AM Young Winston (1972)
Young Winston Churchill overcomes a bad family life and early military mistakes to launch his political career.
Dir: Richard Attenborough Cast: Simon Ward, Peter Cellier, Ronald Hines
Runtime: 157 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

2:15 PM Young Tom Edison (1940)
As a precocious child, Tom Edison defies authority to develop his first inventions.
Dir: Norman Taurog Cast: Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, George Bancroft
Runtime: 82 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-G CC: Y

4:00 PM Young Cassidy (1965)
True story of playwright Sean O'Casey's involvement with the Irish rebellion of 1910.
Dir: Jack Cardiff Cast: Rod Taylor, Flora Robson
Runtime: 110 mins Genre: Romance Rating: TV-14 CC: Y

6:00 PM Young Bess (1953)
The future Elizabeth I fights court intrigue in the turbulent years before her ascension to the throne.
Dir: George Sidney Cast: Jean Simmons, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton
Runtime: 112 mins Genre: Romance Rating: TV-G CC: Y


What's on Tonight: Disappearances

8:00 PM Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
When a group of schoolgirls mysteriously disappear, the survivors find their lives changed forever.
Dir: Peter Weir Cast: Martin Vaughan, Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray
Runtime: 120 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-14 CC: Y


10:00 PM So Long at the Fair (1950)
A woman searches for her missing brother in Paris despite the fact that nobody believes he exists.
Dir: Terence Fisher Cast: Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde
Runtime: 86 mins Genre: Suspense/Mystery Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

11:45 PM Agatha (1979)
Based on the actual 11-day disappearance of famed mystery writer Agatha Christie in 1926, the film fictionalizes her whereabouts during that time.
Dir: Michael Apted Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Timothy Dalton, Timothy West
Runtime: 98 mins Genre: Suspense/Mystery Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

1:30 AM The Seventh Victim (1943)
A girl's search for her missing sister puts her in conflict with a band of satanists.
Dir: Mark Robson Cast: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell
Runtime: 71 mins Genre: Horror/Science-Fiction Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

3:00 AM The Vanishing (1988)
A young man is obsessed with finding the girlfriend who vanished at a rest stop.
Dir: George Sluizer Cast: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna Ter Steege
Runtime: 107 mins Genre: Suspense/Mystery Rating: TV-14 CC: N

5:00 AM The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1950)
A collection of MGM previews with an introduction by Lionel Barrymore.
Dir: Herman Hoffman Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Dore Schary, Ira Heymann
Runtime: 56 mins Genre: Short Rating: TV-G CC: Y

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