Lot’s of good stuff on TCM in October for you guys to watch. For one, it’s Carole Lombard month (to celebrate her 100th birthday. Look for a little celebration here in Oct. 6). They’ll also be celebrating RKO’s 80th anniversary.

Oct. 1
6:00 am – Street Girl (1929)
7:30 am – Rio Rita (1929)
9:15 am – Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929)
10:30 am – Dixiana (1931)
12:14 pm – Girl Crazy (1932)
1:30 pm – Bird of Paradise (1932)
3:00 pm – The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
4:15 pm – The Animal Kingdom (1932)
5:45 pm – Double Harness (1933)
7:00 pm – Crossfire (1933)
8:00 pm – Cimmaron (1931)
10:15 pm – The Lost Squadron (1932)
11:45 pm – What Price Hollywood? (1932)
3:00 am – Our Betters (1933)

Oct 2
2:15 pm Number 17 (1932)
1:00 am Brute Force (1947)

Oct 3
3:00 pm – Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
4:45 pm – Force of Evil (1948)
5:15 pm – The File on Thelma Jordan (1950)
12:30 am – Champion (1949)

Oct 6
9:45 pm – Hands Across the Table (1935)
12:45 am – Lady By Choice (1934)
3:45 am – Love Crazy (1940)

Oct 8
6:00 am – Rafter Romance (1932)
7:15 am – One Man’s Journey (1933)
8:00 am – Flying Down to Rio (1933)
10:15 am – Stingaree (1934)
2:45 pm – Roberta (1935)
11:30 pm – The Lost Squadron (1934)

Oct 9
6:00 am – The Informer (1935)
6:45 am – Jewel Robbery(1932)
10:45 am – Double Wedding (1937)

Oct 10
10:00 pm – Light in the Piazza (1962)

Oct 13
6:00 am – Men Call It Love (1931)
7:15 am – Forbidden (1932)
10:15 am – Prestige (1932)
11:30 am – The Circus Queen Murder(1933)
10:00 pm – No Man of Her Own (1932)
1:00 am – Swing High, Swing Low (1937)

Oct 15
9:45 am – Vivacious Lady (1937)
11:30 am – Carefree (1938)
2:30 am – A Man to Remember (1938)
10:00 pm – The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
1:30 am – Five Came Back (1939)
3:00 am – Bachelor Mother(1939)

Oct 16
8:00 pm – The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935)

Oct 19
6:00 am – Algiers (1938)
8:00 pm – Roberta (1935)

Oct 20
6:00 am – Kongo (1932)
8:00 pm – The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
9:15 pm – Brief Moment (1932)
10:30 pm – Virtue (1932)
11:45 pm – No More Orchids (1932)
1:00 am – The Racketeer (1929)

Oct 21
9:45 pm – The Public Enemy (1931)
11:15 pm – The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (1938)
12:45 am – Invisible Stripes (1938)
2:15 am – Larceny Inc (1942)
There’s also a new documentary about the golden age of the gangster film at 8pm

Oct 22
8:00 am – Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
2:30 pm – None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
3:00 am – I Walked With a Zombie (1943)

Oct 23
7:00 am – Eyes In the Night (1942)

Oct 26
12:00 am – The Black Bird (1926)
1:30 am – The Unknown (1927)

Oct 27
10:00 am – First Lady (1937)
6:00 pm – Paris When It Sizzles(1964)
10:00 pm – Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
1:45 am – In Name Only (1939)
3:30 am – They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
5:00 am – Street of Women (1932)

Oct 28
12:15pm – Boeing Boeing (1965)

Oct 29
9:30 am – Cornered (1946)

Oct 30
6:15 am – Mad Love (1935)
9:00 am- I Walked With a Zombie (1943)

Oct 31
11:45 am – Mark of the Vampire (1935)
2:15 pm – White Zombie (1932)

That tomorrow on TCM’s Summer Under the Stars is Greta Garbo day. They’re playing both well know classics  like Camille, and lesser known gems like The Mysterious Lady. So take some time to watch, or just tivo, but don’t forget!

Few were greater.

Things have been totally insane lately. Rest assured, we’re all working hard to get things back on track again.

To start that whole “getting on track” thing off, let’s talk about some of the more obscure films showing during TCM’s glorious Summer Under the Stars.

Charles ChaplinAug. 2
Lots of good, little seen Chaplin shorts playing all day long. The Knockout, Sunnyside, and The Idle Class, among others. It always wonderful to see the master, especially in his earlier films.

Marie DresslerAug. 4
It’s wonderful that there’s a whole day devoted to this rather underrated star. Tillie’s Punctured Romance is a great early silent comedy, with Chaplin playing a bad guy. The Divine Lady is an excellent historical romance. Let Us Be Gay is an interesting pre-code with one of Norma Shearer’s best performances. Emma is one of Clarence Brown’s best pre-codes, with a good performance from Myrna Loy.

Claude RainsAug. 5
Rains is definitely one of the greatest character actors ever. Gold Is Where You Find It is an extremely entertaining film from Michael Curtiz. Four Daughters is a really unique film for the 1930s, with outstanding performances from the entire cast, especially Rains, Priscilla Lane, and John Garfield. The Lady With Red Hair is a pretty good movie, based on a true story, with an INCREDIBLE performance from Miriam Hopkins.

Greta GarboAug. 7
I actually saw most of Garbo’s films for the first time during a Summer Under the Stars years and years ago. That time they played mostly her well known films. This time they’re spicing it up with a lot of her lesser knowns. Of course, they’re still playing greats like Camille, Anna Karenina, and Flesh and the Devil, but they’re giving love to some more obscure ones. The Temptress is bizarre and extremely sexy. The Mysterious Lady is better than the similar Mata Hari. A very exciting, atmospheric, and sensual film. Garbo has wonderful chemistry with Conrad Nagel. A Woman of Affairs is definitely one of Garbo’s best performances, and pairings with Jack Gilbert. The Kiss is shot in a very interesting way. Again, Garbo and Nagel are great together.

Fred MacMurrayAug. 9
MacMurray is mostly known for Double Indemnity, but he did a lot of different types of movies. The comedy Too Many Husbands is excellent, and Jean Arthur is, as always, adorable.

Richard WidmarkAug. 11
I’ll just say you might want to watch everything you can. Because there may or may not be a Richard Widmark podcast coming up in the near future.

Kim NovakAug. 12
Phfft! and The Notorious Landlady…. well…. I just think everything with Jack Lemmon in it should be seen.

Greer GarsonAug. 14
Garson was such a dignified, lovely actress. That Forsyte Woman and Valley of Decision are both excellent, sweeping, romantic films.

Rita HayworthAug. 15
They’re showing a lot of Hayworth’s earlier films, the great musicals. Hayworth was one of Astaire’s very best partners, and it shows in the hilarious You’ll Never Get Rich. She also shines in a supporting role in the romance Affectionately Yours.

Fred AstaireAug. 16
There’s no such thing as a truly bad Astaire film, so everything on is worth watching. Flying Down to Rio is his first film with Ginger. Carefree is a hilarious film, and Ginger shines fantastically. Roberta is my personal favorite of the Astaire/Rogers films. Follow the Fleet is so much fun, and packed with awesome dances.

Gene KellyAug. 17
Kelly and Rita Hayworth are great in Cover Girl, one of the best musicals ever made.

Barbara StanwyckAug 19
This might be the best day of the whole month. Instead of playing a bunch of well known favorites, they’re going all out and playing so much obscure stuff. Illicit is a wonderful pre-code about a trial marriage. Night Nurse is simply one of the best and craziest pre-codes. Forbidden is beautiful, one of Capra’s very, very best. Shopworn is adorable. Baby Face is sexy, smart, and amazing. You Belong to Meis worth watching for Stanwyck/Fonda.

Edward G. Robinson – Aug. 20
Kid Galahad is a great boxing movie. I love EG Robinson and Bette Davis together.

Henry FondaAug. 24
Oh, Henry Fonda…… Let Us Live is a really interesting crime film. I Dream Too Much is a fun little love story.

Ingrid BergmanAug. 25
Rage In Heaven is a really interesting thriller. Robert Montgomery and George Sanders on the same screen is a piece of beauty. Intermezzo: A Love Story was Bergman’s first film in Hollywood, and it’s a lovely romance.

Tony CurtisAug. 27
Curtis has a small role in it, but Paris When It Sizzles is a great, totally insane, creative, and hilarious romance.

Spencer TracyAug. 31
This is the most important day of the month. Why? Because they are FINALLY showing Man’s Castle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Howdy, folks. Tomorrow is the wonderful Robert Montgomery’s birthday, and to celebrate TCM is showing his films all day long. Here’s the schedule…

7AM Their Own Desire

8:15AM Love In the Rough

9:45AM The Easiest Way

11AM Strangers May Kiss

12:30PM Another Language

2PM Lovers Courageous

3:30PM Live, Love, and Learn

5PM Hide-Out

6:30PM No More Ladies