Bette Davis Found! August 3 on TCM Summer Under the Stars

Jul 31 2011

A documentary plus 12 films featuring the legendary Bette Davis run for 24 hours on TCM Summer Under the Stars, Wednesday, August 3. A nice mix consisting mostly of early and peak Bette Davis titles with personal favorites including Bordertown (1935), Juarez (1939), and The Letter (1940).

Despite a schedule littered with classics also including Now, Voyager (1942) and Jezebel (1938), the pick I’m looking most forward to is the first one: The Working Man (1933) airing at 6 am. Why? I’ve never seen it.

Here’s hoping there’s also something new for you mixed in amongst the Bette Davis classics airing Wednesday:

Bette Davis on TCM, August 3

  • 6:00 am – The Working Man (1933)
  • 7:30 am – Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2005)
  • 9:00 am – Now Voyager (1942)
  • 11:00 am – Bordertown (1935)
  • 12:45 pm – 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
  • 2:15 pm – Juarez (1939)
  • 4:30 pm – The Letter (1940)
  • 6:30 pm – The Petrified Forest (1936)
  • 8:00 pm – The Old Maid (1939)
  • 10:00 pm – Jezebel (1938)
  • 12:00 am – The Corn Is Green (1945)
  • 2:00 am – The Catered Affair (1956)
  • 3:45 am – John Paul Jones (1959)

*All times EST

It’s December 11, 1938 and you’re sitting down to morning coffee with your Sunday copy of the Philadelphia Record. Tucked inside, just like every week for awhile now, is this paper supplement photo picturing today’s featured star, Bette Davis:

Bette Davis 1938 Philadelphia Record Supplement Photo



  • The Search reveals tons of reviews of Bette Davis movies, but we’ll stick with a select handful of those featuring titles airing on TCM August 3: Stacia at She Blogged by Night has an ongoing series of Bette Davis film reviews, but here’s Bette Davis Project #4: Bordertown (1935), which airs at 11:00 am Wednesday; Films de France also carries multiple Bette Davis movie reviews, so I selected a personal favorite, Juarez (1939) by James Travers, which airs Wednesday at 2:15 pm; Bette’s also a favorite of Noir and Chick Flicks where Dawn covered The Corn Is Green (1945), airing at midnight. Noir and Flick Chicks also features a 6-part Bette Davis biography which begins here.
  • Lots of books have been written about Bette Davis and so have many an online review. The Classic Movie Search finds Teresa Watson’s Book Review: Dark Victory – The Life of Bette Davis on The Midnight Palace; Angela at The Hollywood Revue reviewed Richard Schickel’s Bette Davis: Larger Than Life; and while not a review Raquelle’s original article The Uglification of Bette Davis does quote from Lawrence J. Quirk’s book about Bette.
  • Film clip – KC at Classic Movies embedded a clip of Bette Davis on the Dick Cavett Show, which I agree is at least my favorite bit of Bette out there. The star is so down to earth there!
  • Lots of photos – Operator_99 gives us a heaping of Bette Davis pics on Allure

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