war movie marathon on TCM

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  1. Lefty Wilbury

    Lefty Wilbury Active Member

    Nov 4, 2003
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    this weekend starting at 8 pm tonight there is a war movie marathon on turner classic movies. here's a rundown of whats on:


    28 Friday

    8:00 PM A Farewell To Arms (1932) An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse. Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou. D: Frank Borzage. BW 89m.

    10:00 PM Saboteur (1942) A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence. Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Norman Lloyd. D: Alfred Hitchcock. BW 109m. CC

    12:00 AM Bataan (1943) Thirteen U.S. soldiers risk their lives to hold a bridge against the Japanese. Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Thomas Mitchell. D: Tay Garnett. BW 115m. CC

    2:00 AM Paisan (1946) Short vignettes reveal the personal effects of the Allied invasion of Italy. Dots Johnson, Maria Michi, Harriet Medin. D: Roberto Rossellini. BW 112m.

    4:15 AM This Man's Navy (1945) Two Navy vets compete to see whose son is the bigger hero. Wallace Beery, James Gleason, Tom Drake. D: William A. Wellman. BW 100m.

    29 Saturday

    6:00 AM 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. Clark Gable, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon. D: Sam Wood. BW 112m. CC

    8:00 AM The Stranger (1946) A small-town schoolteacher suspects her new husband may be an escaped Nazi war criminal. Edward G. Robinson, Orson Welles, Loretta Young. D: Orson Welles. BW 95m.

    10:00 AM They Died With Their Boots On (1941) Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand. Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy. D: Raoul Walsh. BW 140m. CC

    12:30 PM Dive Bomber (1941) A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out. Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Alexis Smith. D: Michael Curtiz. C 133m. CC

    3:00 PM Sergeant York (1941) True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero. Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Margaret Wycherly. D: Howard Hawks. BW 134m. CC DVS

    5:30 PM Objective, Burma! (1945) An American platoon parachutes into Burma to take out a strategic Japanese outpost. Errol Flynn, George Tobias, Henry Hull. D: Raoul Walsh. BW 142m. CC

    8:00 PM The Red Badge Of Courage (1951) A young Union soldier fights to atone for a moment of cowardice during the Civil War. Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Royal Dano. D: John Huston. BW 69m. CC DVS

    9:15 PM The Horse Soldiers (1959) A Union cavalry officer leads his men on a vital mission behind Confederate lines. John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers. D: John Ford. C 120m. LBX CC

    11:30 PM Back To Bataan (1945) A Marine colonel leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines. John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi. D: Edward Dmytryk. BW 95m. CC

    1:15 AM Task Force (1949) A naval officer devotes his life to the development of the aircraft carrier. Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Jane Wyatt. D: Delmer Daves. BW & C 117m. CC

    3:30 AM Pride Of The Marines (1945) A blinded Marine tries to adjust to civilian life. John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark. D: Delmer Daves. BW 120m. CC

    5:30 AM MGM Parade Show #24 (1955) Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney perform in a clip from "Strike Up the Band"; John Gilbert and Renee Adoree perform in a clip from "The Big Parade." Hosted by George Murphy. BW 25m.

    30 Sunday

    6:00 AM Above And Beyond (1952) The pilot who helped drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima tries to cope with his guilt. Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore. D: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama. BW 122m. CC

    8:30 AM Verboten! (1959) An American soldier in post-war Germany tries to get his girlfriend's brother out of an underground neo-Nazi group. James Best, Susan Cummings, Tom Pittman. D: Samuel Fuller. BW 87m.

    10:00 AM Stage Door Canteen (1943) A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen. Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Katharine Hepburn. D: Frank Borzage. BW 131m.

    12:30 PM To Hell And Back (1955) Film star Audie Murphy plays himself in this tale of how he became World War II's most decorated U.S. soldier. Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Susan Kohner. D: Jesse Hibbs. C 106m. LBX CC

    2:30 PM Torpedo Run (1958) A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese prison ship carrying his family. Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Dean Jones. D: Joseph Pevney. C 95m. LBX CC

    4:15 PM Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) Officers on a WWII submarine clash during a perilous Pacific tour. Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden. D: Robert Wise. BW 93m. LBX

    6:00 PM The Red Badge Of Courage (1951) A young Union soldier fights to atone for a moment of cowardice during the Civil War. Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Royal Dano. D: John Huston. BW 69m. CC DVS

    8:00 PM Betrayed (1954) During World War II, a U.S. officer falls for a Resistance fighter suspected of being an enemy spy. Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature. D: Gottfried Reinhardt. C 109m. CC

    10:00 PM Flying Leathernecks (1951) A World War II Marine officer drives his men mercilessly during the battle for Guadalcanal. John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Jay C. Flippen. D: Nicholas Ray. C 102m. CC DVS

    12:00 AM The Big Parade (1925) In this silent film, a young innocent enlists for World War I service but soon learns the horrors of war. John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Karl Dane. D: King Vidor. BW 126m.

    2:15 AM Beachhead (1954) U.S. soldiers invade a Pacific Island during World War II to catch an informer. Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy. D: Stuart Heisler. C 90m.

    4:00 AM The Gallant Hours (1959) Admiral William F. Halsey fights to turn the tide against the Japanese during World War II. James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Richard Jaeckel. D: Robert Montgomery. BW 116m. LBX

    31 Monday

    6:00 AM The Hill (1965) Prisoners fight to survive the grueling conditions in a North African military stockade. Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Michael Redgrave. D: Sidney Lumet. BW 123m. LBX CC

    8:30 AM 36 Hours (1965) Nazis kidnap a key American intelligence officer and try to convince him that World War II is over. James Garner, Rod Taylor, Eva Marie Saint. D: George Seaton. BW 115m. LBX CC

    10:30 AM Battle Of Britain (1969) England defends itself against the Nazi Blitz. Sir Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer. D: Guy Hamilton. C 132m. LBX

    1:00 PM Operation Crossbow (1965) Allied agents go behind enemy lines to destroy a German missile base. George Peppard, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard. D: Michael Anderson. C 116m. LBX CC

    3:00 PM Where Eagles Dare (1969) An Allied team sets out to free an American officer held by the Nazis in a mountaintop castle. Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure. D: Brian G. Hutton. C 155m. LBX CC

    5:45 PM The Devil's Brigade (1968) Experienced soldiers and misfits join forces to create a World War II commando unit. William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards. D: Andrew V. McLaglen. C 132m. LBX CC

    8:00 PM Kelly's Heroes (1970) An American platoon tries to recover buried treasure behind enemy lines. Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland. D: Brian G. Hutton. C 144m. LBX CC DVS

    10:30 PM The Dirty Dozen (1967) A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines. Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Charles Bronson. D: Robert Aldrich. C 150m. LBX CC DVS

    1:15 AM The Great Escape (1963) Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape. James Garner, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough. D: John Sturges. C 172m. LBX

    4:15 AM The Hook (1963) Three soldiers in Korea go through inner torment when they're ordered to execute an enemy soldier. Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker, Jr., Nick Adams. D: George Seaton. BW 98m. LBX CC
  2. insein

    insein Senior Member

    Apr 10, 2004
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    Philadelphia, Amazing huh...
    No Patton?:eek:
  3. MtnBiker

    MtnBiker Senior Member

    Sep 28, 2003
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    Rocky Mountains
    Well since I'm not camping this weekend :mad: , I'll have to catch a few good war movie flicks. Thanks for the heads up Lefty.

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