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TCM Schedule for Wednesday, May 24: TCM Guest Programmer: TCM Backlot

Okay, I'm cheating a bit with the Dick Van Dyke clip, but I figure everyone here on DU loves him, or at least I hope they do, so it's all right.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

12:15 AM
SAN FRANCISCO ( 1936)

A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
Dir: W. S. Van Dyke Cast: Clark Gable , Jeanette MacDonald , Spencer Tracy .
BW- 115 mins, CC,



2:15 AM
TEST PILOT ( 1938)

An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
Dir: Victor Fleming Cast: Clark Gable , Myrna Loy , Spencer Tracy .
BW- 119 mins, CC,

4:30 AM
BOOM TOWN ( 1940)

Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil.
Dir: Jack Conway Cast: Clark Gable , Spencer Tracy , Claudette Colbert .
BW- 119 mins, CC,



6:33 AM
HOW TO READ ( 1938)

This comedic short makes light of the proper reading technique.
Dir: Roy Rowland Cast: Robert Benchley , Barbara Bedford , Marie Blake .
BW- 9 mins,

6:45 AM
PAINTED DESERT, THE ( 1931)

A cowboy and his girlfriend try to settle a feud between their fathers.
Dir: Howard Higgin Cast: Bill Boyd , Helen Twelvetrees , William Farnum .
BW- 75 mins,

8:15 AM
HONKY TONK ( 1941)

A young girl falls for a western gambler.
Dir: Jack Conway Cast: Clark Gable , Lana Turner , Frank Morgan .
BW- 105 mins, CC,

10:15 AM
ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI ( 1951)

An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier.
Dir: William Wellman Cast: Clark Gable , Ricardo Montalban , John Hodiak .
C- 78 mins, CC,

11:45 AM
LONE STAR ( 1952)

A frontiersman helps out with Texas's fight for independence from Mexico.
Dir: Vincent Sherman Cast: Clark Gable , Ava Gardner , Broderick Crawford .
BW- 95 mins, CC,

1:30 PM
ADVENTURE ( 1945)

A rough-living sailor has trouble adjusting to domestic life when he marries a librarian.
Dir: Victor Fleming Cast: Clark Gable , Greer Garson , Joan Blondell .
BW- 126 mins, CC,

3:45 PM
HOMECOMING ( 1948)

A married man's wartime love affair spells trouble when peace comes.
Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Clark Gable , Lana Turner , Anne Baxter .
BW- 113 mins, CC,

5:45 PM
SOMEWHERE I'LL FIND YOU ( 1942)

Brothers feud over a girl they both fall for while covering World War II.
Dir: Wesley Ruggles Cast: Clark Gable , Lana Turner , Robert Sterling .
BW- 108 mins, CC,

7:39 PM
FOREST COMMANDOS, THE ( 1945)

This short film focuses on Ontario's fire rangers, who keep watch over Canada's forests. Vitaphone Release 1406A.
Dir: Van Campen Heilner
BW- 19 mins,

WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM GUEST PROGRAMMER: TCM BACKLOT

8:00 PM
PAL JOEY ( 1957)

An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
Dir: George Sidney Cast: Rita Hayworth , Frank Sinatra , Kim Novak .
C- 109 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:03 PM
EDDIE DUCHIN & ORCHESTRA WITH SYLVIA FROOS ( 1933)

In this musical short, pianist Eddy Duchin and his orchestra play several popular tunes with Sylvia Froos, such as "Shadow Waltz" and "Lullaby of the Leaves." Vitaphone Release 1558.
Dir: Joseph Henabery Cast: Eddie Duchin and His Central Park Casino Dance Orchestra ,
BW- 10 mins,

10:15 PM
EDDY DUCHIN STORY, THE ( 1956)

The famed pianist loses the love of his life and almost loses his son's love as well.
Dir: George Sidney Cast: Kim Novak , Rex Thompson , James Whitmore .
BW- 123 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:30 AM
BYE BYE BIRDIE ( 1963)

A rock star's personal appearance turns a small town into a disaster area.
Dir: George Sidney Cast: Janet Leigh , Dick Van Dyke , Ann-Margret .
C- 112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format



2:35 AM
OVERTURE TO THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR ( 1953)

The MGM Symphony Orchestra performs the Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor in this musical short.
C- 9 mins, Letterbox Format

2:45 AM
CAMELOT ( 1967)

The romance between Guinevere and Lancelot destroys King Arthur's dream kingdom.
Dir: Joshua Logan Cast: Richard Harris , Vanessa Redgrave , Franco Nero .
C- 180 mins, CC, Letterbox Format



5:46 AM
CAR THAT BECAME A STAR, THE ( 1964)

This short documentary follows the story of the antique Rolls that appeared in the title role of MGM's "The Yellow Rolls Royce" (1964).
BW- 10 mins,

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