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Mon Apr 8, 2024, 10:41 PM Apr 8

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, April 10: Star of the Month: Marlon Brando [View all]

Take a deep breath and read off that schedule: Birthday Tribute: Omar Sharif. The Power of Film Documentary Series. Star of the Month: Marlon Brando.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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

6:00 AM The Appointment (1968)
A man suspects his wife of part-time prostitution.
Dir: Sidney Lumet Cast: Omar Sharif, Anouk Aimée, Lotte Lenya
Runtime: 100 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-14 CC: N

8:00 AM Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Sweeping epic about the real life adventures of T.E. Lawrence, a British major who unified Arab tribes and led them in the fight for independence from the Ottoman Turks in the 1920s.
Dir: David Lean Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn
Runtime: 227 mins Genre: Adventure Rating: TV-14 CC: Y

12:00 PM Funny Girl (1968)
Comedienne Fanny Brice fights to prove that she can be the greatest star and find romance even though she isn't pretty.
Dir: William Wyler Cast: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford
Runtime: 151 mins Genre: Musical Rating: TV-PG CC: Y


2:45 PM MGM Parade Show #18 (1955)
Greta Garbo and John Barrymore perform in a clip from Grand Hotel. Roger Moore introduces a clip from Diane.
Dir: null Cast: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Roger Moore
Runtime: 25 mins Genre: Documentary Rating: TV-G CC: N

3:30 PM The Power of Film Episode 1: Popular and Memorable (2023)
A large proportion of the most commercially successful American films are quickly forgotten. A tiny fraction, however, are truly memorable, lasting from one generation to another. Using iconic scenes from many of these classic films, this series explores films that were both popular and memorable. In this episode, ...
Dir: Laura Gabbert Cast: Howard Suber
Runtime: 40 mins Genre: Documentary Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

4:15 PM The Power of Film Episode 2: Trapped (2023)
Nearly all memorable stories, whether told in movies or in real life, are about traps. The most memorable are generally about the loss, sacrifice, and ultimate triumph the central character must engage in to escape their trap.
Dir: Laura Gabbert Cast: Howard Suber
Runtime: 45 mins Genre: Documentary Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

5:00 PM The Power of Film Episode 3: Character Relationships (2023)
There’s no such thing as an interesting character; there are only interesting character relationships. But, as is true for religions, myths, and the longest-lasting dramas, the structure of most memorable dramatic plots centers on a single individual, around whom all the most important action and the other characters revolve.
Dir: Laura Gabbert Cast: Howard Suber
Runtime: 40 mins Genre: Documentary Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

5:45 PM The Power of Film Episode 4: Heroes and Villains (2023)
Memorable films tend to be a compensation for what we don’t see much of in the real world— justice, commitment, and altruism. Film drama frequently treats the central characters as if they were heroes or villains, but often the two are very much alike.
Dir: Laura Gabbert Cast: Howard Suber
Runtime: 40 mins Genre: Documentary Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

6:30 PM The Power of Film Episode 5: The Power of Paradox (2023)
In almost every memorable film, things are not what they seem, and learning the truth about characters and situations creates much of the tension in the film. Often, the truth of the film is quite paradoxical, which is what makes us want to keep watching.
Dir: Laura Gabbert Cast: Howard Suber
Runtime: 40 mins Genre: Documentary Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

7:15 PM The Power of Film Episode 6: Love and Meaning (2023)
Although it’s often said that in order to succeed, a Hollywood film has to have a happy ending, when you look at the most memorable love stories it’s astonishing how many of them end with the separation or death of one or both lovers. Often, the paradox underlying the film helps explain why they stick in our memories.
Dir: Laura Gabbert Cast: Howard Suber
Runtime: 40 mins Genre: Documentary Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

What's on Tonight: Star of the Month: Marlon Brando

8:00 PM The Godfather (1972)
Epic tale of a 1940s New York Mafia family and their struggle to protect their empire from rival families as the leadership switches from the father to his youngest son.
Dir: Francis Ford Coppola Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
Runtime: 175 mins Genre: Crime Rating: TV-MA CC: Y

11:15 PM The Freshman (1990)
A young man from Vermont goes to film school in New York City where's he's hired by a gangster. As if trapped in a comic nightmare, Clark finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into an ingenious scam involving an endangered Komodo Dragon, Sabatini's daughter, Bert Parks and a group of very hungry eccentrics. But when the ...
Dir: Andrew Bergman Cast: Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller
Runtime: 102 mins Genre: Comedy Rating: TV-14 CC: Y


1:15 AM Last Tango In Paris (1972)
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci Cast: Marlon Brando, Maria Michi, Maria Schneider
Runtime: 125 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-MA CC: N

3:30 AM The Missouri Breaks (1976)
An outlaw's attempts to go straight fall short when a rival rancher hires a psychotic gunman.
Dir: Arthur Penn Cast: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Lloyd
Runtime: 126 mins Genre: Western Rating: TV-MA CC: Y

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