Booze News: TV Schedule June 2008

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Mark your calendars and set your TiVos! Below is a schedule of alky-related films scheduled on Turner Classic Movies, AMC, and Fox Movie Channel for the month of June. Of course, there are bound to be numerous soused cinema screenings on other networks. Feel free to post alerts for other "Booze Movie" broadcasts in the comments below.


All Times Eastern

1 Sunday

8:15 AM El Dorado (1967) AMC

Semi-remake of Rio Bravo, with Mitchum as a drunken sheriff. Cast: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan. Dir: Howard Hawks. C-126 mins

10:30 PM The Rose (1979) FMC

Bette Midler takes the sex, drugs (and booze), and rock n’ roll route. Cast: Bette Midler, Alan Bates. Dir: Mark Rydell. C-125 mins

3 Tuesday

2:00 PM Thunder and Lightning (1977) FMC

A Florida moonshiner challenges the father of his girlfriend to a frantic racing contest. Cast: David Carradine, Roger C. Carmel, Kate Jackson. Dir: Corey Allen. C-95 mins

4 Wednesday

10:00 AM In a Lonely Place (1950) TCM

Bogie drinks hard, smokes hard, and is accused of murderer. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy. Dir: Nicholas Ray. BW-93 mins

6 Friday

8:45 AM Small Town Girl (1936) TCM

Taylor and Gaynor get married while pie-eyed. Will it last? Cast: Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, James Stewart. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-106 mins

7 Saturday

10:00 AM Sons of the Desert (1933) TCM

The boys lie to their wives to drink and party at their lodge convention. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase. Dir: William A. Seiter. BW-65 mins

11:15 AM Our Relations (1936) TCM

The boys encounter a number of mix-ups with a drunk (Arthur Houseman) and their twin brothers. Cast: Laurel & Hardy, Alan Hale, Sidney Toler. Dir: Harry Lachman. BW-73 mins

10:30 PM Father Goose (1964) TCM

A Scotch-loving drifter finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their teacher during WWII. Cast: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard. Dir: Ralph Nelson. C-116 mins

8 Sunday

6:00 AM Stagecoach (1939) TCM

An outlaw, a drunken doctor, and barroom floozy, and others travel through Indian country in this Western classic. Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft. Dir: John Ford. BW-96 mins

8:00 AM Tales of Manhattan (1942) FMC

An all-star cast appears in a series of vignettes woven together to tell the story of a formal tailcoat that is passed to a collection of owners. Includes excised W.C. Fields segment. Dir: Julien Duvivier. BW-127 mins

10 Tuesday

3:15 AM The Hustler (1961) AMC

Pool hustler Fast Eddie makes bad decisions as his wife drinks. Cast: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie. Dir: Robert Rossen. BW-134 mins

11 Wednesday

4:45 PM Kiss Me, Stupid (1965) TCM

Dean Martin plays a popular singer named “Dino.” Not exactly a stretch. Cast: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-124 mins

12 Thursday

6:00 AM Tales of Manhattan (1942)FMC

(Repeat. See 6/8.)

6:45 AM Thin Man, The (1934) TCM

Nick and Nora drink and solve a mystery. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-91 mins

8:30 AM Another Thin Man (1939) TCM

Nick and Nora drink again. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, C. Aubrey Smith. Dir: W. S. Van Dyke II. BW-103 mins

14 Saturday

10:00 AM Thunder and Lightning (1977) FMC

(Repeat. See 6/3.)

5:15 PM El Dorado (1967) AMC

(Repeat. See 6/1.)

16 Monday

2:30 PM Thin Man Goes Home, The (1945) TCM

Nick and Nora once again encounter bodies and booze. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson. Dir: Richard Thorpe. BW-101 mins

17 Tuesday

8:00 PM National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) AMC

Toga! Toga! Toga! Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon. Dir: John Landis. C-109 mins

2:15 PM Kissin' Cousins (1964) TCM

Elvis, moonshine, and twin Elvis. Cast: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Yvonne Craig. Dir: Gene Nelson. C-96 mins

18 Wednesday

6:00 PM After The Thin Man (1936) TCM

(Repeat. See 6/12.)

19 Thursday

7:45 AM Quiet Man, The (1952) TCM

An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland, spends time in the pub, and searches for the proper wife. Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald. Dir: John Ford. C-129 mins

22 Sunday

12:00 PM Irma La Douce (1963) TCM

A bar is center stage for the story of a Parisian policeman who gives up everything for the love of a free-living prostitute. Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Lou Jacobi. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-143 mins

27 Friday

4:15 PM Public Enemy, The (1931) TCM

An Irish-American street punk tries to make it big in the world of bootleg booze and organized crime. Cast: James Cagney, Edward Woods, Jean Harlow. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-84 mins

6:00 PM Roaring Twenties, The (1939) TCM

Cagney makes his fortune through bootlegging after returning from WWI. Cast: James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-107 mins

11:45 PM McLintock! (1963) TCM

The Duke gets drunk and tries to reconcile with his estranged wife. Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers. Dir: Andrew V. McLaglen. C-127 mins

28 Saturday

8:00 PM M*A*S*H (1970) AMC

Hawkeye and Trapper John drink and joke to deal with the horror of war. Cast: Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt. Dir: Robert Altman. C-116 mins

10:30 PM M*A*S*H (1970) AMC

(Repeat. See 8PM)

29 Sunday

8:00 PM Harvey (1950) TCM

Jimmy Stewart drinks and sees a six-foot rabbit. Cast: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Cecil Kellaway. Dir: Henry Koster. BW-104 mins


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