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Thursday, May 27, 2010

TCM 2010 Memorial Day Weekend Tribute

In honor of Memorial Day, TCM will air War Movies in tribute of our Veterans. These movies will air from May 28th - 30th.

Please Note: These movies, most likely, are not suitable for children due to war violence, etc. There are ratings given after the description of each movie, below.

Turner Classic Movies

May 28, 2010 Friday

Dive Bomber6:00 AM Lost Patrol, The (1934)
A British army troop fights off Arab snipers while holed up in an oasis. Cast: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford. Dir: John Ford. BW-72 mins, TV-PG,

7:15 AM Dive Bomber (1941)
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out. Cast: Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Alexis Smith. Dir: Michael Curtiz. C-132 mins, TV-G,

9:30 AM Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-138 mins, TV-PG

Command Decision12:00 PM Command Decision (1948)
A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of World War II. Cast: Clark Gable, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Sam Wood. BW-112 mins, TV-PG

2:00 PM God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)
A flyer dismissed as too old fights to prove himself against the Japanese. Cast: Dennis Morgan, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale. Dir: Robert Florey. BW-88 mins, TV-PG

God is My Co-Pilot3:30 PM Battleground (1949)
American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge. Cast: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-119 mins, TV-PG

5:30 PM Sergeant York (1941)
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero. Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Margaret Wycherly. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-134 mins, TV-G

Stalag 17 (Special Collector's Edition)8:00 PM Stalag 17 (1953)
A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he's not an informer. Cast: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-120 mins, TV-PG

10:15 PM Great Escape, The (1963)
Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape. Cast: James Garner, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough. Dir: John Sturges. C-172 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

1:15 AM Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957)
The Bridge on the River KwaiThe Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma. Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa. Dir: David Lean. C-162 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

4:00 AM King Rat (1965)

A U.S. officer in a World War II Japanese POW camp tries to raise money to buy his fellow prisoners' freedom. Cast: George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox. Dir: Bryan Forbes. BW-134 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

May 29, 2010 Saturday

You're in the Army Now ( O.H.M.S. ) ( OHMS ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - France ]6:30 AM You're In The Army Now (1941)
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident. Cast: Jimmy Durante, Phil Silvers, Jane Wyman. Dir: Lewis Seiler. BW-79 mins, TV-G

8:00 AM Buck Privates (1941)
Two small-time con artists enlist in the Army to avoid the police. Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, The Andrews Sisters. Dir: Arthur Lubin. BW-84 mins, TV-G

9:30 AM In Harm's Way (1965)
In Harm's WayAn aging Naval officer leads his men against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor. Cast: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal. Dir: Otto Preminger. BW-167 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

12:30 PM Battle Of The Bulge (1965)
A crack Nazi unit holds off the Allies during World War II. Cast: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan. Dir: Ken Annakin. C-170 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

3:15 PM Battle Of Britain, The (1969)
England defends itself against the Nazi Blitz. Cast: Sir Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer. Dir: Guy Hamilton. C-132 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

Midway (Collector's Edition)5:30 PM Midway (1976)
Spectacular re-creation of the World War II battle that turned the tide for the U.S. in the Pacific. Cast: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum. Dir: Jack Smight. C-131 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM Best Years Of Our Lives, The (1946)
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II. Cast: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy. Dir: William Wyler. BW-170 mins, TV-PG

11:00 PM Pride of the Marines (1945)
The Best Years of Our Lives - Special EditionA blinded Marine tries to adjust to civilian life. Cast: John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark. Dir: Delmer Daves. BW-120 mins, TV-G

1:15 AM Birdy (1984)
A wounded Vietnam veteran tries to help a shell-shocked friend who believes he's a bird. Cast: Matthew Modine, Nicholas Cage, Sandy Baron. Dir: Alan Parker. C-120 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

3:30 AM Let There Be Light (1946)
In this documentary, soldiers with debilitating emotional trauma and depression receive treatment. Dir: John Huston. BW-58 mins, TV-14

The Secret Invasion4:45 AM Secret Invasion, The (1964)
Five criminals win early pardons to infiltrate a Nazi outpost. Cast: Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney. Dir: Roger Corman. C-98 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

May 30, 2010 Sunday

6:30 AM Battle Cry (1955)
A group of Marines eagerly await deployment during World War II. Cast: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Tab Hunter. Dir: Raoul Walsh. C-148 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

Darby's Rangers9:30 AM Darby's Rangers (1958)
An Army Major leads his men behind enemy lines during World War II. Cast: James Garner, Etchika Choureau, Jack Warden. Dir: William A. Wellman. C-121 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

12:00 PM Dirty Dozen, The (1967)
A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines. Cast: Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Charles Bronson. Dir: Robert Aldrich. C-150 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

The Guns of Navarone (Collector's Edition)2:45 PM Guns of Navarone, The (1961)
A team of Allied saboteurs fight their way behind enemy lines to destroy a pair of Nazi guns. Cast: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn. Dir: J. Lee-Thompson. C-157 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

5:30 PM Green Berets, The (1968)
After vigorous training, two Army detachments see service in Vietnam. Cast: John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton. Dir: John Wayne, Ray Kellogg. C-142 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

Mister Roberts (Keepcase)8:00 PM Mister Roberts (1955)
A naval officer longing for active duty clashes with his vainglorious captain. Cast: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack Lemmon. Dir: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy. C-121 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

10:15 PM Operation Petticoat (1959)
During World War II, the crew of a decrepit submarine takes on a team of Navy nurses. Cast: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Dina Merrill. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-121 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

Operation Petticoat12:30 AM Four Sons (1928)
C-96 mins,

2:45 AM Paisan (1946)
Short vignettes reveal the personal effects of the Allied invasion of Italy. Cast: Dots Johnson, Maria Michi, Harriet Medin. Dir: Roberto Rossellini. BW-126 mins, TV-PG

5:00 AM Nazty Nuisance (1943)
Hitler summons the Axis leaders to a secret island meeting with disastrous results. Cast: Bobby Watson, Joe Devlin, Johnny Arthur. Dir: Glenn Tryon. BW-43 mins, TV-PG

God bless all of our Soldiers, past and present, who have and continue to serve our Great Country with Honor. With grateful hearts, we thank you and salute you for our Freedom. God bless you and God bless America!

Blessings to you, on this Memorial Day.


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