Last December 2 TCM gave us a half day of early Warren William movies to celebrate. This August 30 they pick up where they left off and Warren gets 24 hours of wall to wall programming on the channel!
One of the most anticipated Turner Classic Movies features is the annual Summer Under the Stars month of programming in which 24 hours is given over to the films of one specific star each day of the month. Better late than never--Warren will be the 30th such star celebrated on the August 2012 TCM calendar.
TCM will air 16 movies starring Warren William on Thursday, August 30 including, I can't believe I'm about to type this, all of the Warren William pre-code titles that I've long been clamoring for!
Thanks very much to Carole & Co for posting the complete Warren William schedule for August 30 in the comments section of another post. You can see Carole & Co.'s early coverage of the entire August event right here.
The (tentative) Warren William TCM Summer Under the Stars schedule for Thursday, August 30, 2012:
- 6:00 a.m. Bedside (1934)
- 7:15 a.m. The First Hundred Years (1938)
- 8:30 a.m. Wives Under Suspicion (1938)
- 9:45 a.m. The Mouthpiece (1932)
- 11:15 a.m. Skyscraper Souls (1932)
- 1:00 p.m. Three On a Match (1932)
- 2:15 p.m. The Match King (1932)
- 3:45 p.m. The Mind Reader (1933)
- 5:00 p.m. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
- 6:45 p.m. Times Square Playboy (1936)
- 8:00 p.m. Lady For a Day (1933)
- 9:45 p.m. Cleopatra (1934)
- 11:45 p.m. Employees Entrance (1933)
- 1:15 a.m. The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
- 2:45 a.m. Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)
- 4:00 a.m. Arsene Lupin Returns (1938)
All times EST
As you catch your breath I'll just say that if this manages to hold up, well, it's just about perfect!
I haven't focused on the entire TCM Summer Under the Stars schedule as of yet, but I do see that Dr. Monica (1934) is slated to kick off Kay Francis day on August 21 and The Firefly (1937) set as part of Jeanette MacDonald day on August 27.
Looking back at my Top 10 Warren William recommendations post from late 2009:
1. Skyscraper Souls (1932)
2. Employees Entrance (1933)
3. The Mouthpiece (1932)
4. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
5. The Match King (1932)
6. Bedside (1934)
7. The Mind Reader (1933)
8. The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
9. The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940)
10. Lady for a Day (1933)
They nailed 9 out of my 10 picks and I can't fault them at all for selecting Warren's first Lone Wolf movie rather than my favorite! (My favorite Lone Wolf movie is a fluid subject anyway, though Spy Hunt is never likely to be it.)
I will obviously have more on this as we get closer. I'll certainly be trying to post articles about the few movies TCM will be airing that I haven't covered yet and might even try to do some updated posts on some favorites that I haven't written about in a couple of years. It's been a bit dormant here lately, but the announcement for August 30 should change that.
Talk to you soon ...