Booze News: TV Schedule August 2008

>> Thursday, July 31, 2008

Turner Classic Movies is dedicating full-day movie marathons to selected stars in August, so there will be some great soused cinema from Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, and Marie Dressler on TV this month. Below is a schedule of firewater-fueled films scheduled on TCM, AMC, and Fox Movie Channel in August. If you know of any other Booze Movies airing in August, please post a comment.

By the way, I'm back from vacation, so the film reviews will resume shortly.


All Times Eastern

1 Friday

8:30 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

2 Saturday

6:15 AM Destry Rides Again (1939) AMC

See what the boys in the backroom will have. Cast: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich. Dir: George Marshall. BW-94 mins

6:30 AM Rounders, The (1914) TCM

Charlie and Fatty ditch their wives to go on a bender. Cast: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Minta Durfee. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-11 mins

8:15 AM Destry (1954) AMC

Remake of Destry Rides Again. Cast: Audie Murphy, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: George Marshall. C-95 mins

10:15 AM Idle Class, The (1921) TCM

Charlie plays dual roles--the Little Tramp and a rich drunk.. Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-31 mins

10:30 AM My Darling Clementine (1946) AMC

Victor Mature tries his hand at the oft-portrayed alky cynic, Doc Holiday. Cast: Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Linda Darnell. Dir: John Ford. BW-97 mins

4:15 PM City Lights (1931) TCM

The Little Tramp helps a blind flower seller and befriends a millionaire boozehound. Cast: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-83 mins

3 Sunday

2:00 AM Limelight (1952) TCM

Chaplin plays a washed-up clown who thinks he must drink to be funny in this talkie melodrama. Cast: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Buster Keaton. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-132 mins

4 Monday

4:00 AM I Walk the Line (1970) TCM

A Southern sheriff risks his life when he falls for a moonshiner's daughter. Cast: Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld, Estelle Parsons. Dir: John Frankenheimer. C-97 mins

5:15 PM Politics (1931) TCM

Dressler wants to close the speakeasies. Horrors! Cast: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates. Dir: Charles F. Reisner. BW-73 mins

8:00 PM Dinner At Eight (1933) TCM

Barrymore plays a washed-up alcoholic, a role he was slipping into in real life. Cast: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Jean Harlow. Dir: George Cukor. BW-111 mins

10:00 PM Min And Bill (1930) TCM

A crusty waterfront dame and a drunken fisherman protect their adopted daughter. Cast: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan. Dir: George Hill. BW-66 mins

5 Tuesday

12:30 AM Anna Christie (1930) TCM

"Give me a whiskey with ginger ale on the side, and don't be stingy, baby." Cast: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, Marie Dressler. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-90 mins

2:15 AM Tugboat Annie (1933) TCM

Dressler and Beery waterfront drunks once again. Cast: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Robert Young. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-86 mins

7:00 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

5:00 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

7 Thursday

6:00 AM Nightmare Alley (1947) FMC

Drunken carnival geeks and noir. Cast: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell. Dir: Edmund Goulding. BW-110 mins.

8 Friday

6:15 PM Hour Of The Gun (1967) TCM

Jason Robards tries his hand at the oft-portrayed alky cynic, Doc Holiday. Cast: James Garner, Jason Robards, Jr., Robert Ryan. Dir: John Sturges. C-101 mins

9 Saturday

1:15 AM Marlowe (1969) TCM

Neo-noir take of Raymond Chandler’s drunky detective. Cast: James Garner, Carroll O'Connor, Rita Moreno. Dir: Paul Bogart. C-97 mins

3:30 PM Callaway Went Thataway (1951) TCM

A famous movie cowboy turns out to be a boozing womanizer. Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Fred MacMurray, Howard Keel. Dir: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama. BW-82 mins

12 Tuesday

8:30 AM Jeanne Eagels (1957) TCM

The famed actress fights addiction to drugs and booze to build a career and find love. Cast: Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, Agnes Moorehead. Dir: George Sidney. BW-109 mins

12:00 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

5:00 PM Rio Bravo (1959) AMC

(Repeat. See 8/5)

7:00 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

13 Wednesday

12:00 PM Arsenic And Old Lace (1944) TCM

Don’t drink the wine. Trust me.. Cast: Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-118 mins

8:00 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC

(Repeat. See 8/1)

16 Saturday

3:30 AM 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

21 Thursday

1:30 AM The Rose (1979) FMC

(Repeat. See 8/16)

9:00 AM Nightmare Alley (1947) FMC

(Repeat. See 8/7)

10:00 PM On the Beach (1959) TCM

After a nuclear war, survivors drink while waiting for the end of civilization. Cast: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire. Dir: Stanley Kramer. BW-134 mins

22 Friday

12:30 AM Night Of The Iguana, The (1964) TCM

A defrocked alky priest surrenders to the sins of the flesh in a Mexican hotel. Cast: Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr, Ava Gardner. Dir: John Huston. BW-118 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

2:15 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

23 Saturday

6:25 AM Short Film: Blotto (1930) TCM

Stan steals his wife's secret bottle of liquor so he can have a wild night out at the Rainbow club with Ollie. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy BW-26 mins

12:45 PM El Dorado (1967) AMC

(Repeat. See 8/5)

1:50 PM Them Thar Hills (1934) TCM

When the boys go to the mountains for a rest to cure Ollie's gout, they accidentally get high on moonshine dumped into a well. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch. Dir: Charles Rogers.

BW-20 mins

2:40 PM Short Film: Live Ghost, The (1934) TCM

A drunken sailor falls into a tub of whitewash and gives Stan and Ollie a hard time. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Arthur Housman. Dir: Charles Rogers BW-20 mins

3:05 PM Devil's Brother, The (1933) TCM

"Stanlio, you're drunk !" Cast: Laurel & Hardy, Dennis King, Thelma Todd. Dir: Hal Roach. BW-90 mins

6:45 PM Short Film: Scram! (1932) TCM

Two vagrants ordered out of town take up with a drunken tycoon. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Arthur Housman. Dir: Ray McCarey. BW-20 mins

25 Monday

6:15 PM Casablanca (1942) TCM

“Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.” Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-103 mins

8:00 PM Notorious (1946) TCM

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

26 Tuesday

8:00 PM Touch Of Evil (1958) TCM

Welles is an overweight, crooked cop with a drinking problem and Heston is a Mexican.

Cast: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh. Dir: Orson Welles. BW-111 mins

27 Wednesday

8:30 AM 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

8:00 PM Some Like It Hot (1959) TCM

Marilyn wonders, “Where’s that bourbon?!” Cast: Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-121 mins

4:00 AM Paris When It Sizzles (1964) TCM

A Hollywood producer hires a beautiful secretary to keep his drunken screenwriter on

track. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Noel Coward. Dir: Richard Quine. C-110 mins

29 Friday

2:30 PM Guys And Dolls (1955) TCM

A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl (with the help of Bicardi). Cast: Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. C-149 mins

30 Saturday

4:15 PM Philadelphia Story, The (1940) TCM

Jimmy Stewart gets drunk. So does Kate. Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart. Dir: George Cukor. BW-112 mins

10:00 PM African Queen, The (1951) TCM

A gin-swillin’ skipper and a spirited missionary take on the Germans in Africa during World War I. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn. Dir: John Huston. C-105 mins


dino martin peters August 2, 2008 at 9:30 AM  

Hey pallie Garv, like thanks so much for lettin' us know the Dinoschedule for August...I sees that KMS and RIO will be back to how Dinocool is that...thanks for helpin' spread the Dinomessage...

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