Booze News: TV Schedule July 2008

>> Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This month I'm bringin' in the Booze Movies TV Schedule just under the wire. If you know of any other flicks airing in July that are sure to appeal to soused cinema enthusiasts, please post a comment.

Also, don't forget that Season 2 of AMC's cocktail-soaked series Mad Men premieres on July 27th at 10PM Eastern!


All Times Eastern
1 Tuesday

6:00 AM 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

2 Wednesday

5:30 AM Reckless (1935) TCM

A theatrical star gets in over her head when she marries a drunken millionaire. Cast: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone. Dir: Victor Fleming. BW-97 mins

10:45 AM Guilt of Janet Ames, The (1947) TCM

A hard-drinking reporter (Is there any other kind?) tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war. Cast: Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Sid Caesar. Dir: Henry Levin. BW-83 mins

8:00 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC

Patrick Swayze does some barroom bouncin' at the Double Duce. Cast: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott. Dir: Rowdy Herrington. C-114 mins

3 Thursday

5:30 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC
(Repeat. See 7/2)

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

10:00 PM Tom Jones (1963) TCM

It wouldn’t be a ribald classic without booze. Cast: Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith. Dir: Tony Richardson. C-122 mins

4 Friday

7:30 AM Notorious (1946) TCM

Bergman hits the bottle and does some spying. Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-101 mins

5 Saturday

4:15 PM Thunder Road (1958) TCM

A fast-driving moonshiner locks horns with a Chicago gangster. My money’s on the moonshiner. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Keely Smith. Dir: Arthur Ripley. BW-93 mins

6 Sunday

6:00 AM Small Town Girl (1936) TCM

After marrying a drunken playboy, a young girl tries to capture his heart while he's sober. Cast: Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, James Stewart. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-106 mins

12:00 PM Casablanca (1942) TCM

Everyone comes to Rick’s. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-103 mins

10 Thursday

1:00 AM Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

A Hollywood producer hires a beautiful secretary to keep his drunken screenwriter on track. Yeah, that’s gonna work. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Noel Coward. Dir: Richard Quine. C-110 mins

4:00 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

11 Friday

2:15 AM Miracle of Morgan's Creek, The (1944) TCM

There’s little booze in this comedy classic, but I have to promote my favorite film whenever it airs. Cast: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, William Demarest. Dir: Preston Sturges. BW-98 mins

6:00 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
12 Saturday

10:30 PM Rio Bravo (1959) AMC

Dino tries to give up whiskey by drinking beer. Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson. Dir: Howard Hawks. C-141 mins

13 Sunday

4:00 PM Some Like It Hot (1959) TCM

Marilyn likes bourbon. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-121 mins

14 Monday

11:00 PM North By Northwest (1959) TCM

Spies try to kill Cary Grant with booze. Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-136 mins
15 Tuesday

4:30 PM Pal Joey (1957) TCM

The quintessential Sinatra flick. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak. Dir: George Sidney. C-111 mins

17 Thursday

6:00 AM Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1961) TCM

A factory worker drinks on the weekends. Cast: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts. Dir: Karel Reisz. BW-89 mins

19 Saturday

2:00 AM Kids Are Alright, The (1979) TCM

The Who drink their medicine. Cast: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon. Dir: Jeff Stein. BW-109 mins

21 Monday

11:00 PM Kiss Me, Stupid (1965)

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
22 Tuesday

7:30 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

8:00 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC

(Repeat. See 7/2)

26 Saturday

5:30 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC

(Repeat. See 7/2)

8:00 PM Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952) TCM

Lana Turner has problems with the bottle in this entertaining 50’s soaper. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Dick Powell. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. BW-118 mins

28 Monday

12:00 PM Some Like It Hot (1959) TCM

Marilyn still likes bourbon. (Repeat. See 7/13.)

29 Tuesday

2:15 PM Thin Man, The (1934) TCM

Nick and Nora play detective between drinks. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-91 mins

8:00 PM Auntie Mame (1958) TCM

Life is a banquet, and Mame Dennis is going to need a few cocktails to wash it down. Cast: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne. Dir: Morton Da Costa. C-144 mins

30 Wednesday

10:45 AM Old Dark House, The (1932) TCM

A storm strands travelers in a house full of dangerous gin-loving eccentrics. Cast: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton. Dir: James Whale. BW-72 mins

4:00 PM Thunder and Lightning (1977) FMC

(Repeat. See 7/10)

6:15 PM 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

31 Thursday

3:30 AM High Society (1956) TCM

Musical version of The Philadelphia Story. Whatta swell party this is. Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Charles Walters. C-107 mins

10:30 PM National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) AMC


dino martin peters July 1, 2008 at 9:19 AM  

Hey pallie Garv, dude like thanks so much for the heads up on KMS...indeed our Dino at his finest..doin'what he does best...playin' his cool, hip, and randy self...truly a flick before it's time...our Dino is like so timeless....

garv July 1, 2008 at 5:22 PM  


Thanks for the comment. I've been wondering if anyone actually looks over the TV schedules. I've mainly been putting them together due to the fact that I've found them useful for myself.

By the way, TCM also has WHO WAS THAT LADY? (1960) scheduled for 7/9 at 1:45 PM Eastern. I didn't add it to the list, because it's one of the few Dino flicks that I haven't seen. Consequently, I can't speak to the alky content.

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