Turner Classic Movies highlights for February 2023 include tributes to Jon Voight, Rita Moreno, Ida Lupino, Joel McCrea and Cary Grant.
TCM Tribute to Rita Moreno Thursdays
Rita Moreno is the featured star of the month for February 2023 on Turner Classic Movies, with her top films being shown on Thursday nights.
Moreno’s work includes supporting roles in the classic musical films Singin’ in the Rain (1952), and The King and I (1956), before her breakout role as Anita in 1961 film West Side Story, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She made history becoming the first Hispanic woman to win an Academy Award. Her other notable films include Popi (1969), Carnal Knowledge (1971), The Four Seasons (1981), I Like It Like That (1994) and the cult film Slums of Beverly Hills (1998).
Here are the scheduled films for the first Rita Moreno weekly tribute, on Thursday, February 9. All times are ET.
- 8:00 PM The King and I (‘56). A schoolteacher goes to Siam to teach the King’s children. Director
Walter Lang, Cast Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno.
- 10:30 PM The Vagabond King (1956). In 1461, French nobles fearing King Louis XI may seize their lands, join forces to overthrow the king.Director Michael Curtiz, Cast Kathryn Grayson, Oreste, Rita Moreno.
- 1215 AM Fort Vengeance (1953). Outlaw brothers turned Mounties clash over their different attitudes toward the law. Director Lesley Selander, Cast James Craig, Rita Moreno, Keith Larsen.
TCM Tribute to Jon Voight Feb. 3
TCM has a tribute to Jon Voight on Friday, February 3.
Jonathan Vincent Voight, born December 29, 1938, came to prominence in the late 1960s with his Academy Award–nominated performance as Joe Buck, a would-be gigolo, in Midnight Cowboy (1969). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in Deliverance (1972); a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor; and a penniless ex–boxing champion in the remake of The Champ (1979).
TCM will show these Jon Voight films on Friday, February 3.
- 8:00 PM Deliverance (1972). During a hunting vacation, four men fight against a murderous clan of backwoodsmen. Starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, directed by John Boorman.
- 10:00 PM Conrack (1974). The new teacher at a poor, small island school defies the principal and helps his students learn the basic skills they lack. Starring Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, direced by Martin Ritt.
- 12:00 AM Midnight Cowboy. A would-be gigolo and an ailing con artist form an unlikely friendship. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, directed by John Schlesinger.
TCM Tribute to Ida Lupino Feb. 5
TCM has a tribute to Ida Lupino on Sunday, February 5, showing three of the films she directed.
Ida Lupino (4 February 1918 – 3 August 1995) was an English-American actress, singer, director, writer, and producer. Throughout her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 films and directed eight.
She is widely regarded as the most prominent female filmmaker working in the 1950s during the Hollywood studio system. With her independent production company, she co-wrote and co-produced several social-message films and became the first woman to direct a film noir, The Hitch-Hiker, in 1953. Among her other directed films, the best known are Not Wanted (1949), about unwed pregnancy (she took over for a sick director and refused directorial credit); Never Fear (1950), loosely based upon her own experiences battling paralyzing polio; Outrage (1950), one of the first films about rape; The Bigamist (1953); and The Trouble with Angels (1966). Her short yet immensely influential directorial career, tackling themes of women trapped by social conventions, usually under melodramatic or noir coverings, is a pioneering example of proto-feminist filmmaking.
TCM will show these films, directed by Ida Lupino, on Feb. 5.
- 8:00 PM Never Fear (1949). A dancer who has just gotten engaged to her partner is devastated to learn that she has contracted polio. Director Ida Lupino, Cast Sally Forrest, Keefe Brasselle, Hugh O’Brian.
- 9:30 PM The Hitch-Hiker (1953). A dangerous madman kidnaps two businessmen on a hunting trip. Director Ida Lupino, Cast Edmond O’brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman.
- 11:00 PM No. 5 Checked Out (1956). A young deaf women confronts desperate crooks who are using one of her remote resort cabins for a hideout. Director Ida Lupino.
TCM Tribute to Joel McCrea Feb. 6
TCM has a daytime tribute to Joel McCrea on Monday, February 6.
Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career spanned a wide variety of genres over almost five decades, including comedy, drama, romance, thrillers, adventures, and Westerns, for which he became best known.
He appeared in over one hundred films, among them Alfred Hitchcock’s espionage thriller Foreign Correspondent (1940), Preston Sturges’ comedy classics Sullivan’s Travels (1941), and The Palm Beach Story (1942), the romance film Bird of Paradise (1932), the adventure classic The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Gregory La Cava’s bawdy comedy Bed of Roses (1933), George Stevens’ six-time Academy Award nominated romantic comedy The More the Merrier (1943), William Wyler’s These Three, Come and Get It (both 1936) and a number of western films, including Sam Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country (1962), opposite Randolph Scott.
TCM will show these Joel McCrea films on Monday, February 6.
- 6:00 AM The Silver Horde (1930). An Alaskan fisherman is dogged by a ruthless competitor and an ambitious dance hall girl. Director George Archainbaud, Cast Evelyn Brent, Louis Wolheim, Joel Mccrea.
- 7:30 AM Bird of Paradise (1932). An island visitor falls for a Polynesian beauty slated for sacrifice to the gods. Director King Vidor, Cast Dolores Del Rio, Joel Mccrea, John Halliday.
- 9:00 AM Rockabye (1932). A Broadway star tries to hold onto an adopted child and a younger man. Director George Cukor, Cast Constance Bennett, Joel Mccrea, Paul Lukas.
- 10:15 AM Bed of Roses (1933). A girl from the wrong side of the tracks is torn between true love and a life of sin. Director Gregory Lacava, Cast Constance Bennett, Joel Mccrea, John Halliday.
- 11:30 AM One Man’s Journey (1933). Father and son doctors disagree over the son’s materialistic goals. Director John Robertson, Cast Lionel Barrymore, May Robson, Dorothy Jordan.
- 12:45 PM Chance at Heaven (1934). A society girl steals a simple gas station attendant from his working-class girlfriend. Director William Seiter, Cast Ginger Rogers, Joel Mccrea, Marion Nixon.
- 2:00 PM Gambling Lady (1934). Two gamblers fall in love but one is already married to a possible murderer. Director Archie Mayo, Cast Barbara Stanwyck, Joel Mccrea, Pat O’brien.
3:15 PM Espionage Agent (1939). American spies try to steal Nazi secrets from a moving train. Director Lloyd Bacon, Cast Joel Mccrea, Brenda Marshall, Jeffrey Lynn.
- 4:45 PM Primrose Path (1940). The youngest child in a family of prostitutes tries to go straight with a working man. Director Gregory La Cava, Cast Ginger Rogers, Joel Mccrea, Marjorie Rambeau.
- 6:30 PM The Oklahoman (1957). A Western doctor stands between Natives and a ruthless oil baron. Director Francis D. Lyon, Cast Joel Mccrea, Barbara Hale, Brad Dexter.
TCM Tribute to Cary Grant Feb. 7
TCM has a tribute to Cary Grant on Tuesday, February 7.
Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was an English-American actor known for his debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. He was one of classic Hollywood’s definitive leading men from the 1930s until the mid-1960s. He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and in 1970 he was presented an Academy Honorary Award by his friend Frank Sinatra at the 42nd Academy Awards. He was accorded the Kennedy Center Honors in 1981. In 1999, the American Film Institute named him the second greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema, trailing only Humphrey Bogart.
TCM will show these Cary Grant films on Friday, February 3.
- 8:00 PM Bringing Up Baby (1938). A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist. Director Howard Hawks, Cast Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles.
- 10:00 PM His Girl Friday (1940). An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying. Director Howard Hawks, Cast Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
- 11:45 PM The Philadelphia Story (1940). Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage. Director George Cukor, Cast Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart.
- 1:45 AM Holiday (1938). An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister’s freethinking fiance. Director George Cukor, Cast Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan.
- 3:30 AM My Favorite Wife (1940). A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband’s remarriage. Director Garson Kanin, Cast Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott.
TCM Tribute to Errol Flynn Feb. 10
TCM has a tribute to Errol Flynn on Friday, February 10.
Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959) was an Australian-American actor who achieved worldwide fame during the Golden Age of Hollywood. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles, frequent partnerships with Olivia de Havilland, and reputation for his womanising and hedonistic personal life. His most notable roles include the eponymous hero in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), which was later named by the American Film Institute as the 18th greatest hero in American film history, the lead role in Captain Blood (1935), Major Geoffrey Vickers in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), and the hero in a number of Westerns such as Dodge City (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), and San Antonio (1945).
TCM will show these Errol Flynn films on Friday, February 10.
- 1:45 PM Adventures of Don Juan (1948). The legendary lover saves his queen from treason. Director Vincent Sherman, Cast Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas.
- 3:45 PM The Sea Hawk (1940). A British buccaneer holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I. Director Michael Curtiz, Cast Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains.
- 6:00 PM The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John. Director Michael Curtiz, Cast Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Basil Rathbone.
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