I really thought this would be the year. But no, no Warren William day as part of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars.
In fact, he’s pretty poorly represented, but there is a really good one coming in September. Here’s the currently scheduled upcoming Warren William programming on TCM through October:
- August 9 – 9:45 pm – Three On a Match (1932) as part of Ann Dvorak day (Hey, prime time at least!)
- August 14 – 6:45 pm – The Wolf Man (1941) as part of Ralph Bellamy day (Bellamy gets a day?!)
- August 24 – 2:45 pm – Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) as part of Joan Blondell day (Great day, could have had more WW)
- August 27 – 4:45 am (actually, early the 28th) – Day-Time Wife (1939) as part of Linda Darnell day (Not great, but different at least).
- September 17 – 6:00 am – Employees’ Entrance (1933) – (Essential Warren William – DO NOT MISS IT!)
- September 17 – 9:30 am – The Dragon Murder Case (1934) (Same Saturday morning as EE)
- September 27 – 7:30 am – Arizona (1940) (Baddie Warren in one that isn’t shown very often, don’t miss!)
- October 10 – 8:00 pm – The Wolf Man (1941) (Yawn, again. And not even on the 31st?)
That’s all that’s available for now. There are four movies, August 27-September 27, which are pretty rarely shown by TCM, so this is as good as it’s gotten for Warren William on TCM in awhile.
My fingers are crossed with hopes of the September 17 airing of Employees’ Entrance coinciding with a Warner Archives release–probably not, but I’ve noticed that once something new hits TCM rotation it’s usually to co-promote the Archives DVD-R. You never know, pure speculation on my part though.
TCM, here’s hoping you do the right thing on December 2.
PS: If you’re enjoying this month’s Summer Under the Stars on TCM please do check out the blog on another one of my sites, ClassicMovieSearch.com – it’s being updated daily throughout the month of August with Summer Under the Stars coverage. Thanks!