TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar – Week 3

Week two was wonderful, wasn’t it? Although last week’s schedule included a lot of films I’d already seen, I think by the end of tonight I’ll’ve managed to see 28 new-to-me films. I also had a wonderful experience watching Gone With The Wind on Saturday night (it’s my second favorite film of all time!) I hope you guys found some great films to watch as well. This coming week is filled with even more great films.

There’s a lot of great films coming up, including a day filled with Woody Allen films (he holds the record for most writing nominations) and Peter O’Toole (who holds the record for most acting nominations without a win). Here are the films I look forward to watching, as well as some I’ve seen but highly recommend.

Tuesday, February 15th

2:00am (EST): The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking-it-rich in the Mexican mountains. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett Dir: John Huston BW-126 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best Supporting Actor (won), Best Screenplay (won), Director (won), Best Picture.

2:15am (EST): Victor Victoria (1982) An unemployed female singer poses as a female impersonator and becomes a star. Cast: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren Dir: Blake Edwards C-134 mins, TV-MA Awards/Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction, Best Music Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score (won), Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress.

6:30am (EST): Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987) A French boarding school harbors Jewish children during the Nazi occupation. Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejto, Francine Racette, Philippe Morier-Genoud Dir: Louis Malle C-105 mins, TV-14Awards/Nominations: Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film. No wins.

10:30am (EST): Black Orpheus (1959) A streetcar conductor loses his true love during Brazil’s carnival Cast: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Adhemar da Silva, Lourdes de Oliveira Dir: Marcel Camus C-108 mins, TV-PGseason. Awards/Nominations: Best Foreign Language Film (won).

4:30pm (EST): Radio Days (1987) A young boy’s coming of age is mirrored by his favorite radio shows and the lives of their stars.
Cast: Mia Farrow, Seth Green, Michael Tucker, William H. Macy Dir: Woody Allen C-88 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Original Screenplay. No Wins.

6:00pm (EST): Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City. Cast: Woody Allen, Moses Farrow, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Dianne Weist Dir: Woody Allen C-107 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay (won), Best Supporting Actor (won), Best Supporting Actress (won), Best Director, Best Picture.

Wednesday, February 16th

12:15am (EST): Lilies of the Field (1963) An itinerant handyman in the Southwest gets a new outlook on life when he helps a group of German nuns build a chapel. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino Dir: Ralph Nelson BW-94 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best B&W Cinematography, Best Actor (won), Best Supporting Actress, Best Picture.

2:00am (EST): Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) A political prisoner and a gay man share their dreams in a South American prison. Cast: Sonia Braga, William Hurt, Raul Julia, Jose Lewgoy Dir: Hector Babenco C-120 mins, TV-MA Awards/Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor (won), Best Director, Best Picture.

4:15am (EST): Two Women (1960) A widow tries to get her daughter to safety in World War II Italy. Cast: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleonora Brown, Raf Vallone Dir: Vittorio De Sica BW-96 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best Actress (won).

6:00am (EST): Grand Illusion (1937) French POWs fight to escape their German captors during World War I. Cast: Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Marcel Dalio, Erich von Stroheim Dir: Jean Renoir BW-113 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best Picture. No wins.

1:15pm (EST): Since You Went Away (1944) A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple Dir: John Cromwell BW-177 mins, TV-G Awards/Nominations: Best Music (won), Best Special Effects, Best Film Editing, Best B&W Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress, Best Picture.

4:15pm (EST): Sounder (1972) Black sharecroppers during the Depression fight to get their children a decent education. Cast: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Matthews Dir: Martin Ritt C-105 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture.

8:00pm (EST): My Favorite Year (1982) A flamboyant star throws a TV comedy show into chaos. Cast: Peter O’Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna Dir: Richard Benjamin C-92 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best Actor. No wins.

10:00pm (EST): Lawrence of Arabia (1962) A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I. Cast: Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins Dir: David Lean C-227 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound (won), Best Score (won), Best Film Editing (won), Best Color Cinematography (won), Best Art Direction (won), Best Director (won), Best Picture (won).

Thursday, February 17th

2:00am (EST): The Stunt Man (1980) A man on the run joins an embattled film company run by a maniacal director. Cast: Peter O’Toole, Barbara Hershey, Steve Railsback, Sharon Farrell Dir: Richard Rush C-131 mins, TV-MA Awards/Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Director. No wins.

4:15am (EST): The Ruling Class (1972) When a deranged nobleman inherits a fortune, his relatives conspire to seize power. Cast: Peter O’Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews Dir: Peter Medak C-153 mins, TV-MA Awards/Nominations: Best Actor. No wins.

7:00am (EST): Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) In this musical remake, a conservative boys’ school teacher falls in love with an actress. Cast: Peter O’Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker Dir: Herbert Ross C-155 mins, TV-G Awards/Nominations: Best Actor, Best Score of a Musical Picture. No wins.

10:00am (EST): Never On Sunday (1960) An American scholar in Greece tries to reform a local prostitute. Cast: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, George Foundas, Titos Vandis Dir: Jules Dassin BW-93 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best Song (won), Best B&W Costume Design, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Director.

8:00pm (EST): 12 Angry Men (1957) A jury holdout tries to convince his colleagues to vote not guilty. Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E. G. Marshall Dir: Sidney Lumet BW-96 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture. No wins.

Friday, February 18th

4:15am (EST): Do the Right Thing (1989) Racial tensions erupt when a Brooklyn pizza owner refuses to include black celebrities in his display of famous fans. Cast: Roger Guenveur Smith, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee Dir: Spike Lee C-120 mins, TV-MA Awards/Nominations: Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay. No wins.

6:30am (EST): The Naked City (1948) A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York. Cast: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor Dir: Jules Dassin BW-96 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best B&W Cinematography (won), Best Film Editing, Best Writing Motion Picture Story.

5:00pm (EST): The Producers (1968) A Broadway producer decides to get rich by creating the biggest flop of his career. Cast: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars Dir: Mel Brooks C-90 mins, TV-14  Awards/Nominations: Best Original Screenplay (won), Best Supporting Actor.

10:00pm (EST): Marty (1955) A lonely butcher finds love despite the opposition of his friends and family. Cast: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli Dir: Delbert Mann BW-94 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best B&W Cinematography, Best B&W Art Direction, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay (won), Best Actor (won), Best Director (won), Best Picture (won).

Saturday, February 19th

12:00am (EST): Network (1976) Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into ‘the mad prophet of the airwaves.’ Cast: Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, William Holden, Robert Duvall Dir: Sidney Lumet BW-121 mins, TV-MA Awards/Nominations: Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress (won), Best Actor (William Holden), Best Actor (Peter Finch) (won), Best Actress (won), Best Original Screenplay (won), Best Director, Best Picture.

7:45am (EST): The Old Man and the Sea (1958) A Cuban fisherman believes his long dry spell will end when he catches a legendary fish. Cast: Felipe Pazos Jr., Harry Bellaver, Spencer Tracy, Don Diamond Dir: John Sturges C-87 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best Score (won), Best Color Cinematography, Best Actor.

9:15am (EST): Inherit The Wind (1960) In the twenties, a schoolteacher creates a national furor when he breaks the law against teaching evolution. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York Dir: Stanley Kramer BW-128 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best B&W Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Actor.

10:00pm (EST): Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003) The Fellowship of the Ring fights its last desperate battle to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil. Cast: Alan Howard, Noel Appleby, Alexandra Astin, Sean Astin Dir: Peter Jackson C-201 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best Visual Effects (won), Best Sound Mixing (won), Best Makeup (won), Best Art Direction (won), Best Costume Design (won), Best Film Editing (won), Best Song (won), Best Score (won), Best Adapted Screenplay (won), Best Director (won), Best Picture (won).

Sunday, February 20th

1:30am (EST): The Last Emperor (1987) China’s final emperor, Pu Yi, becomes a pawn of imperial forces, the invading Japanese and the Communist government. Cast: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole, Ying Ruocheng Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci C-163 mins, TV-MA Awards/Nominations: Best Sound (won), Best Costume Design (won), Best Art Direction (won),  Best Score (w0n), Best Film Editing (won), Best Cinematography (won), Best Adapted Screenplay (won), Best Director (won), Best Picture (won).

4:15am (EST): Blow-Up (1966) A photographer discovers a murder in the background of a candid photo. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni C-111 mins, TV-MA Awards/Nominations: Best Original Screenplay, Best Director. No wins.

11:00am (EST): Morocco (1930) A sultry cabaret singer falls hard for a Foreign Legionnaire. Cast: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt Dir: Josef von Sternberg BW-92 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Director. No wins.

12:45pm (EST): In Cold Blood (1967) Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker. Cast: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart Dir: Richard Brooks BW-134 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best Score, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director. No wins.

3:15pm (EST): The Third Man (1949) A man’s investigation of a friend’s death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard Dir: Carol Reed BW-104 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best Film Editing, Best B&W Cinematography (won), Best Director.

8:00pm (EST): Born Yesterday (1950) A newspaper reporter takes on the task of educating a crooked businessman’s girlfriend. Cast: Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John Dir: George Cukor BW-102 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best B&W Costume Design, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (won), Best Director, Best Picture.

10:00pm (EST): My Fair Lady (1964) A phonetics instructor bets that he can pass a street urchin off as a lady. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White Dir: George Cukor C-172 mins, TV-G Awards/Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Actor (won), Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Color Costume Design (won), Best Color Cinematography (won), Best Color Art Direction (won), Best Sound (won), Best Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment (won), Best Director (won), Best Picture (won).

Monday, February 21st

7:30am (EST): The Subject Was Roses (1968) A young veteran returns home to deal with family conflicts. Cast: Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen, Don Saxon Dir: Ulu Grosbard C-108 mins, TV-14 Awards/Nominations: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor (won).

3:30pm (EST): The Bad Seed (1956) A woman suspects that her perfect little girl is a ruthless killer. Cast: Gage Clarke, Jesse White, Joan Croyden, Bill Hopper Dir: Mervyn LeRoy C-129 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best B&W Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (Eileen Heckart, Patty McCormack). No wins

10:00pm (EST): The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946) Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II. Cast: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright Dir: William Wyler BW-170 mins, TV-PG Awards/Nominations: Best Sound, Best Score (won), Best Screenplay (won), Best Film Editing (won), Best Actor (won), Best Supporting Actor (won), Best Director (won), Best Picture (won). Honorary Award: Harold Russell for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance in The Best Years of Our Lives.

For a full schedule and more fun features, check out TCM’s official 31 Days of Oscar site.

About Marya E. Gates

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on February 14, 2011, in Classic Film and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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