TCM Releases New John Ford Box Set

In case you’ve missed it, Turner Classic Movies, Columbia Pictures, and the Film Foundation joined forces last month to release a five-film box set featuring some off-the-radar titles directed by John Ford . … Read Full Post

Burt Lancaster is TCM’s Star of the Month

As they do every month, Turner Classic Movies showcases the work of a classic movie star and this November features one of the greatest actors of all time, Burt Lancaster . Starting tomorrow and continuing every Wednesday this month, TCM will show 29 movies starring Lancaster, some of which feature some of the best performances ever put on film. Lancaster’s career was as diverse as it was iconic, and Turner aims to display that diversity with a wide range of his movies. … Read Full Post

Sundays With Hitchcock on Turner Classic Movies

In case you don’t already know, Turner Classic Movies will spend every Sunday in September showcasing the work of the Master himself, Alfred Hitchcock . On September 15 th , TCM will feature a great day of movie watching no Hitchcock fan should miss. The day actually starts off with a laugh when the classic movie channel airs Hitch’s only comedy, The Trouble With Harry (1955), in the late morning. … Read Full Post

Iconic ‘Maltese Falcon’ Set for Auction

The jewel-encrusted falcon that drove the plot of John Huston ‘s classic film noir The Maltese Falcon (1941) will be put up for auction in New York this November. Obtained directly from Warner Bros’ prop department, the falcon will be sold to the highest bidder at What Dreams Are Made Of: A Century of Movie Magic at Auction, as Curated by Turner Classic Movies . Appraised by fine art auctioneers Bonhams as well as TCM, the famed blackbird will be sold on Nov. 25th, with part of the proceeds going to benefit Martin Scorsese ‘s Film Foundation. … Read Full Post

What to Watch on TCM for Memorial Day Weekend, Part 3

Turner Classic Movies will save the best for last when it lines up a number of great war movies for its Memorial Day schedule. The classic movie station starts the day off right with an airing of David Lean ‘s Academy Award-winning epic The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), starring Alec Guinness as an obsessive British POW tasked with building a bridge in Burma and William Holden as an escaped American assigned to blow it up. … Read Full Post

What to Watch on TCM This Memorial Day Weekend, Part 2

On Sunday, Turner Classic Movies will continue its all-weekend salute to veterans by showcasing a string of John Wayne war movies throughout the day. Starting in the early morning hours, viewers can see Wayne play a downed Air Force flyer trying to escape the Nazis with the help of a French woman ( Joan Crawford ) in Jules Dassin’s Reunion in France (1942). After playing an anti-Nazi Prussian sea captain in The Sea Chase (1955), be sure to catch Wayne in one of his better World War II movies , Back to Bataan (1945), where he was an Army colonel who leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese. … Read Full Post

What to Watch on TCM This Memorial Day Weekend, Part 1

This weekend, Turner Classic Movies will air one great war movie after another, which will be listed here in three parts over the course of the next few days. Tomorrow, May 25th, TCM will start Memorial Day weekend off with a Hell Below (1933), a tense film about a submarine captain clashing with his crew during World War I , starring Robert Montgomery and Walter Huston. … Read Full Post

Jane Fonda’s Prints Enshrined in Hollywood

On Saturday, actress Jane Fonda was honored at the TCM Classic Film Festival when she received her hand and footprints outside the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The ceremony was conducted by TCM host Robert Osborne, and featured several celebrities that included brother Peter Fonda, actor Jim Carrey, TV actress Eva Longoria, and Fonda’s Nine to Five (1980) co-star Lily Tomlin. … Read Full Post

Restored ‘Funny Girl’ Kicks Off TCM Classic Film Fest

A new digital restoration of the classic 1968 musical Funny Girl will open the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival with a world premiere at the festival’s Opening Night Gala tonight. … Read Full Post

What to Watch on TCM This St. Paddy’s Day

This St. Patrick’s Day, Tuner Classic Movies will air a number of great films about Ireland and Irish ancestry. Starting the day is the little-known Hungry Hill (1947), an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1943 novel about five generations of landowners living in a castle in southern Ireland. Following that is the World War I-set drama, The Fighting 69th (1940), which starred James Cagney as a braggart American soldier who learns the real lessons of war after joining an all-Irish unit. … Read Full Post