Stanwyck TCM Film Festival
August 2008 - Stanwyck Film Marathon
TCM runs Ruby Catherine Stevens' [aka Barbara Stanwyck ]
movies all day on August 19, 2008
As part of their "Summer under the Stars" month long an-actor-a-day festival, TCM has an animated promo for their Stanwyck schedule which also gives a synopsis of each of her films they're showing (they're also including Richard Schickel's 1991 documentary "Fire and Desire" which has appeared a number times on both AMC and TCM).
Here is a breakdown of all the titles the TCM Cable Television and Satellite channel will be running on August 19 (all times are Eastern United States):
6:00am [Documentary] Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991)
Barbara Stanwyck's multi-faceted career reveals uncanny reflections of her off-screen life.
Cast: Sally Field, Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper. Dir: Richard Schickel. C-46 mins
7:00am [Drama] Illicit (1931)
Young free-thinkers turn conventionally jealous when they marry.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie, Ricardo Cortez. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-80 mins
8:30am [Drama] Ten Cents A Dance (1931)
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband finds herself falling for a wealthy client.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Ricardo Cortez, Monroe Owsley. Dir: Lionel Barrymore. BW-77 mins,
10:00am [Drama] Night Nurse (1931)
A nurse discovers that the children she's caring for are murder targets.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Clark Gable. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-72 mins
11:15am [Drama] Forbidden (1932)
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-85 mins
12:45pm [Romance] Shopworn (1932)
A waitress falls for a wealthy young man but has to fight his mother to find happiness.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Regis Toomey, Zasu Pits. Dir: Nick Grinde. BW-66 mins
2:00pm [Drama] Ever In My Heart (1933)
During World War I, a woman suspects her husband of being a German spy.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Otto Kruger, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-68 mins
3:15pm [Drama] Baby Face (1933)
A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, John Wayne. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-76 mins
4:45pm [Comedy] The Bride Walks Out (1936)
A model weds a struggling engineer then has her own struggles with domesticity.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond, Robert Young. Dir: Leigh Jason. BW-81 mins
6:15pm [Comedy] You Belong to Me (1941)
A playboy marries a woman doctor then grows jealous of her male patients.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Edgar Buchanan. Dir: Wesley Ruggles. C-95 mins
8:00pm [Suspense/Mystery] The Locked Door(1929)
A woman once kidnapped by a wealthy womanizer tries to save her sister from him Cast: Rod La Rocque, Barbara Stanwyck, William 'Stage' Boyd. Dir: George Fitzmaurice. BW-74 mins
9:17pm [Short Film] Short Film: One Reel Wonders: Hot Sands (1931)
9:30pm [Suspense/Mystery] The File On Thelma Jordon (1950)
A woman seduces a District Attorney and pulls him into a web of theft and murder.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly. Dir: Robert Siodmak. BW-100 mins
11:15pm [Suspense/Mystery] Witness To Murder (1954)
A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill. Dir: Roy Rowland. BW-82 mins
12:45am [Suspense/Mystery] Crime Of Passion (1957)
An executive's wife barters sex for her husband's business success.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr. Dir: Gerd Oswald. BW-86 mins
2:15am [Romance] Clash By Night (1952)
An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe. Dir: Fritz Lang. BW-105 mins, TV-PG [Close Captioned]
4:00am [Romance] B.F.'s Daughter (1948)
A professor doesn't know his wife is an heiress.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Charles Coburn. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-108 mins, TV-PG
Click to enlarge this image of Barbara Stanwyck and Van Heflin
from The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Original Page September 2008, updated July 2011
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- Central Park - 1932 - Joan Blondell has trouble on her hands when she gets suckered into helping a gangster to rob a charity event. Though this film stars Joan and Wallace Ford, it also features the American Great Depression which is the background for the hunger and desperation that flavors the film.
- Robert Osborne - 1932 - 2017 - The "Movie Man" who worked as a film historian and host for The Movie Channel and Turner Classic Movies.
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- Torchy (Glenda Farrell) Gets Her Manand solves crimes faster than her boyfriend (a policeman) and the whole police force.
- Get Smart - 2008 - Maxwell Smart is back in action with Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) on a mission into Russia which turns into a hunt for a traitor within CONTROL's ranks - - and everyone is starting to think it might be Agent 86.
- Ernest Saves Christmas - 1988 - Florida seems like the wrong place to find a missing Santa Clause, but taxi driver Ernest locates him there all the same.
- Jeopardy 1953 - - A Mexican vacation goes off the rails when escaped American convict (Ralph Meeker) hijacks Barbara Stanwyck.
- Zorba The Greek 1964 - Alan Bates and Anthony Quinn are on Crete, with Irene Papas
- Frankenstein Island - 1981 - The plot moves slowly and often doesn't seem to make sense in this legendary bad film featuring a projected image of John Carradine that rattles off incoherant dialogue.
- The Lady Vanishes - 1938 - Hitchcock's famous film about a disappearing lady aboard a trans-continental train. Except for one stubborn young female passenger [who is consequently accused of mental instability] no one aboard can remember the vanished elderly Miss Froy.
- White Zombie - 1932 - Bela Lugosi likes making zombies, and this comes in handy when a local plantation owner on Haiti decides if he can't woo a certain girl to be his wife, he'll have Lugosi turn her into a mindless slave that he can command.