Friday’s post: Claudette Colbert
Very interesting. No Hitchcock on TCM’s Summer Under the Stars tribute to James Stewart, but they instead decide to highlight a couple of his classic Westerns featuring Anthony Mann’s The Naked Spur at dinner time and John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance right after it in the 8 pm EST prime slot.
The problem with 24 hours of Jimmy Stewart is that there’s just so much to choose from! Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a big enough classic to grab that 8 pm slot if it featured another star is hidden on the schedule at 9 am. Good thing TCM gave Stewart a Saturday, otherwise everyone would be at work when that and the several goodies following it air!
On a personal level I’m looking forward to what are two of the less generally anticipated movies on the schedule, The Murder Man during the late night, which is excellent even though it’d fit better on a Spencer Tracy schedule, and The Last Gangster, which kicks the day off and is the only Stewart title TCM is airing today that I don’t think I’ve ever seen.
Here they all are, regardless of selection I think there’s no choice but to enjoy:
James Stewart on TCM, Saturday, August 13
- 6:00 am – The Last Gangster (1937)
- 7:30 am – The Shopworn Angel (1938)
- 9:00 am – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
- 11:15 am – Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
- 12:45 pm – Vivacious Lady (1937)
- 2:30 pm – The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
- 4:15 pm – Bell, Book and Candle (1959)
- 6:15 pm – The Naked Spur (1953)
- 8:00 pm – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
- 10:15 pm – No Highway in the Sky (1951)
- 12:00 am – Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
- 2:45 am – The Murder Man (1935)
- 4:00 am – The Stratton Story (1949)
*All times EST
Jimmy Stewart is featured below in a black & white real photo on a glossy 1939 RJ Lea Famous Film Stars tobacco card:
- Rick29 posted The 5 Best James Stewart Performances on the Classic Film and TV Cafe just over a month ago–funny thing is, TCM doesn’t air any of his worthy picks on Saturday!
- For those of you staying up late though TCM does air The Murder Man (1935) early Sunday morning. Sarah just wrote about this title a few days ago at And…scene!
- Right after The Murder Man it’s time to play ball with the Baseball Movie “The Stratton Story” Starring James Stewart, just posted to my own site, Immortal Ephemera, on Friday.
- Remember when the USPS put out a Jimmy Stewart stamp for his centennial in 2008? A beautiful image of it is at the top of Moira Finnie’s post James Stewart: He Only Made It Look Simple on Skeins of Thought
- Indeed, the Classic Movie Search is filled with James Stewart posts from that 2008 Centennial. Can’t do much better than the Self-Styled Siren, so we’ll go with her Savoring Stewart
- Andrea provides lots of facts and some really sharp photos in Matinee Man: James Stewart over at On the Marquee
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