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Mon Apr 15, 2024, 06:45 PM Apr 15

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, April 17: Adolescent Dramas/Star of the Month: Marlon Brando [View all]

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Things are getting intense on TCM this Wednesday, with a series of movies that prove youth is anything but a carefree time. And after all that angst, you can spend the evening with Star of the Month Marlon Brando, starting with, of all things, a musical comedy.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

12:30 AM Two for the Road (1967)
A married couple travels in Europe at four different stages in their relationship.
Dir: Stanley Donen Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron
Runtime: 112 mins Genre: Romance Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

2:30 AM Charade (1963)
A young woman returns home from vacation to find her elegant apartment stripped and her husband murdered.
Dir: Stanley Donen Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau
Runtime: 114 mins Genre: Suspense/Mystery Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

4:30 AM Wait Until Dark (1967)
A blind woman fights against drug smugglers who've invaded her home.
Dir: Terence Young Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna
Runtime: 108 mins Genre: Suspense/Mystery Rating: TV-PG CC: Y


6:30 AM Blackboard Jungle (1955)
An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.
Dir: Richard Brooks Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern
Runtime: 101 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-14 CC: Y

8:15 AM Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
The landmark teen film that solidified Dean's image with the public, follows the story of rebellious middle-class teens, disenfranchised with their parents, and given to a life of thuggery and deadly, dangerous drag racing to win over women.
Dir: Nicholas Ray Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo
Runtime: 111 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-PG CC: Y


10:15 AM Il Posto (1961)
A young man finishes school and heads for Milan, takes his employment tests, and gets a job as a messenger in a large industrial firm, where the promise of stability gives him hope for a future.
Dir: Ermanno Olmi Cast: Sandro Panzeri, Loredana Detto, Tullio Kezich
Runtime: 98 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-PG CC: N

12:00 PM A Taste of Honey (1961)
Deserted by her mother, a pregnant teen turns to a gay friend for help.
Dir: Tony Richardson Cast: Dora Bryan, Rita Tushingham, Robert Stephens
Runtime: 100 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-14 CC: Y

1:45 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
Runtime: 130 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

4:00 PM Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Set in the 1920s, two Midwest teenagers fall in love, are frightened by their physical desires and struggle to navigate their feelings of sexual repression.
Dir: Elia Kazan Cast: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle
Runtime: 124 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-14 CC: Y

6:15 PM Badlands (1973)
A teenager from a dead-end town decides to join a charming older boy on his shooting spree through Montana's badlands.
Dir: Terrence Malick Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
Runtime: 95 mins Genre: Crime Rating: TV-14 CC: Y

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

8:00 PM Guys and Dolls (1955)
A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl.
Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Cast: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra
Runtime: 150 mins Genre: Musical Rating: TV-G CC: Y

10:45 PM Sayonara (1957)
American soldiers in post-war Japan defy convention when they fall in love with local women.
Dir: Joshua Logan Cast: Marlon Brando, Patricia Owens, Red Buttons
Runtime: 147 mins Genre: Romance Rating: TV-PG CC: Y


1:30 AM The Ugly American (1963)
The American Ambassador to a Southeast Asian country reconsiders his views after an uprising in that country against the existing regime and American imperialism.
Dir: George Englund Cast: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church
Runtime: 120 mins Genre: Adaptation Rating: TV-PG CC:

3:45 AM A Dry White Season (1989)
Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Dir: Euzhan Palcy Cast: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zaeks Mokae, Jurgen Prochnow
Runtime: 97 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-MA CC: Y

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