Marilyn Monroe & Van Heflin + James Mason & Sidney Poitier Movies

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Marilyn Monroe Movies

Turner Classic Movies, Saturday, Aug. 5

6:00 AM THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist. Dir.: John Huston. Cast: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe. Black and White-112 minutes.

8:00 AM CLASH BY NIGHT (1952) An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend. Dir.: Fritz Lang. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan, Keith Andes, Marilyn Monroe. Black and White-105 minutes.

10:00 AM NIAGARA (1952) Honeymooners get mixed up with an obsessive husband and his cheating wife. Dir.: Henry Hathaway. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters. Color-89 minutes.

12:00 PM RIVER OF NO RETURN (1954) A frontier farmer takes off with his son and a saloon singer after the man who stole his rifle and his horse. Dir.: Otto Preminger. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun. Color-91 minutes. Letterbox.

2:00 PM THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL (1957) An American showgirl in London creates an international incident when she falls for a European prince. Dir.: Laurence Olivier. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Wattis, David Thorne, Jeremy Spenser. Color-117 minutes.

4:15 PM GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way. Dir.: Howard Hawks. Cast: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn. Color-91 minutes.

6:00 PM THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955) A married man whose wife is on vacation falls for the blonde bombshell upstairs. Dir.: Billy Wilder. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes. Black and White-104 minutes. Letterbox.

8:00 PM SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band. Dir.: Billy Wilder. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Joe E. Brown, George Raft. Black and White-121 minutes. Letterbox.

10:15 PM BUS STOP (1956) An innocent cowboy kidnaps a small-time singer with whom he's infatuated. Dir.: Joshua Logan. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Hope Lange, Betty Field. Color-94 minutes. Letterbox.

12:00 AM HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (1953) Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands. Dir.: Jean Negulesco. Cast: Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, Cameron Mitchell, Alex D'Arcy. Color-96 minutes. Letterbox.

1:45 AM THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (1954) A blonde beauty upsets a show business family. Dir.: Walter Lang. Cast: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe, Dan Dailey, Mitzi Gaynor. Color-117 minutes. Letterbox.

4:00 AM LET'S MAKE LOVE (1960) A millionaire uses a fake name to infiltrate a musical making fun of him. Dir.: George Cukor. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Gene Kelly. Color-119 minutes. Letterbox.

Van Heflin Movies

Van HeflinTurner Classic Movies, Monday, August 6

6:00 AM THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT (1937) A former lowlife adopts a child to help him go straight. Dir.: Christy Cabanne. Cast: Preston Foster, Jean Muir, Van Heflin. Black and White-68 minutes.

7:15 AM H.M. PULHAM ESQ. (1941) A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling. Dir.: King Vidor. Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Van Heflin. Black and White-120 minutes.

9:15 AM TENNESSEE JOHNSON (1942) Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached. Dir.: William Dieterle. Cast: Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey. Black and White-103 minutes.

11:00 AM PRESENTING LILY MARS (1943) A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway. Dir.: Norman Taurog. Cast: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter. Black and White-104 minutes.

12:45 PM POSSESSED (1947) A married woman's passion for a former love drives her mad. Dir.: Curtis Bernhardt. Cast: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks. Black and White-108 minutes.

2:45 PM ACT OF VIOLENCE (1949) An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer. Dir.: Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor. Black and White-82 minutes.

4:15 PM MADAME BOVARY (1949) A romantic country girl sacrifices her marriage when she thinks she's found true love. Dir.: Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Jennifer Jones, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan, James Mason. Black and White-114 minutes.

6:15 PM CRY OF BATTLE (1963) The son of a wealthy businessman finds himself in the guerrilla movement fighting against the Japanese in World War II. Dir.: Irving Lerner. Cast: Van Heflin, Rita Moreno, James MacArthur. Color-99 minutes.

8:00 PM 3:10 TO YUMA (1957) A sheriff must run the gauntlet to get his prisoner out of town. Dir.: Delmer Daves. Cast: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr. Black and White-92 minutes. Letterbox.

9:45 PM JOHNNY EAGER (1942) A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love. Dir.: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, Van Heflin. Black and White-107 minutes.

11:45 PM THE PROWLER (1951) A policeman's obsession with a married woman leads to murder. Dir.: Joseph Losey. Cast: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell. Black and White-93 minutes.

1:30 AM PATTERNS (1956) A replacement in a large corporation encounters loyalty and power struggles. Dir.: Fielder Cook. Cast: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley. Black and White-84 minutes.

3:00 AM BATTLE CRY (1955) A group of Marines eagerly await deployment during World War II. Dir.: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Tab Hunter. Color-148 minutes. Letterbox.

James Mason movies

James MasonTurner Classic Movies, Saturday, Aug. 11 (EDT)

6:00 AM LORD JIM (1965). After turning coward, a naval officer tries to redeem himself by helping Asian natives stage a revolution. Dir.: Richard Brooks. Cast: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curt Jurgens. Color. 154 minutes. Letterbox.

8:45 AM THUNDER ROCK (1942). A disillusioned writer moves into a lighthouse where some ghostly visitors restore his faith. Dir.: Roy Boulting. Cast: Michael Redgrave, Barbara Mullen, James Mason. Black and white. 107 minutes.

11:00 AM THE SEVENTH VEIL (1945). A concert pianist with amnesia fights to regain her memory. Dir.: Compton Bennett. Cast: James Mason, Ann Todd, Herbert Lom. Black and white. 94 minutes.

12:45 PM THE SEA GULL (1968). The film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's story of life in rural Russia during the latter part of the 19th century. Dir.: Sidney Lumet. Cast: James Mason, Vanessa Redgrave, Simone Signoret, David Warner, Harry Andrews, Denholm Elliott, Eileen Herlie. Color. 141 minutes. Letterbox.

3:15 PM EVIL UNDER THE SUN (1982). A detective trying to solve a case finds himself on an exclusive island frequented by the rich and famous. Dir.: Guy Hamilton. Cast: Peter Ustinov, Colin Blakely, Jane Birkin, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Nicholas Clay, James Mason, Sylvia Miles, Roddy McDowall, Denis Quilley, Emily Hone. Color. 117 minutes. Letterbox.

5:30 PM JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959). A professor and his colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center. Dir.: Henry Levin. Cast: Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker. Color. 129 minutes.

8:00 PM LOLITA (1962). Vladimir Nabokov's racy classic focuses on an aging intellectual in love with a teenager. Dir.: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers. Black and white. 153 minutes. Letterbox.

10:45 PM THE DESERT FOX (1951). Following his work with the Afrika Korps, Field Marshall Rommell joins in a plot to assassinate Hitler. Dir.: Henry Hathaway. Cast: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy. Black and white. 88 minutes.

12:30 AM A STAR IS BORN (1954). A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top. Dir.: George Cukor. Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tommy Noonan. Color. 176 minutes. Letterbox.

3:30 AM JULIUS CAESAR (1953). Dir.: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast: Marlon Brando, James Mason, Louis Calhern, Greer Garson, Deborah Kerr, John Gielgud, Edmond O'Brien, George Macready, Michael Pate, Alan Napier. Black and White.

Sidney Poitier Movies

Sidney PoitierTurner Classic Movies, Tuesday, August 7

6:00 AM CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY (1952) A South African minister travels to Johannesburg to find his missing son. Dir.: Zoltan Korda. Cast: Canada Lee, Sidney Poitier, Charles Carson. Black and White-108 minutes.

8:00 AM BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955) An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency. Dir.: Richard Brooks. Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Sidney Poitier, Paul Mazursky, Vic Morrow, Margaret Hayes, Rafael Campos. Black and White-101 minutes. Letterbox.

10:00 AM GOOD-BYE, MY LADY (1956) A stray dog brings together a young boy and an old man in the Georgia swamps. Dir.: William A. Wellman. Cast: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon de Wilde, Sidney Poitier. Black and White-95 minutes.

12:00 PM SOMETHING OF VALUE (1957) Childhood friends end up on opposite sides of a bloody African uprising. Dir.: Richard Brooks. Cast: Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Sidney Poitier, Wendy Hiller. Black and White-114 minutes.

2:00 PM PARIS BLUES (1961) Two jazz musicians deal with romantic problems in Paris. Dir.: Martin Ritt. Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll. Color-99 minutes. Letterbox.

4:00 PM THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (1965) An American destroyer, with a journalist on board, pursues a Russian submarine during the Cold War. Dir.: James B. Harris. Cast: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur. Black and White-102 minutes. Letterbox.

6:00 PM A PATCH OF BLUE (1965) A blind white girl falls in love with a black man. Dir.: Guy Green. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman. Black and White-105 minutes. Letterbox.

8:00 PM A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961) A black woman uses her late husband's life insurance to build a better world for her children. Dir.: Daniel Petrie. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee. Black and White-128 minutes. Letterbox.

10:15 PM TO SIR, WITH LOVE (1967) A substitute teacher changes the lives of the slum children in his class. Dir.: James Clavell. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Lulu. Color-105 minutes. Letterbox.

12:15 AM EDGE OF THE CITY (1957) An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official. Dir.: Martin Ritt. Cast: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden. Black and White-86 minutes. Letterbox.

2:00 AM BUCK AND THE PREACHER (1972) A con man helps a group of former slaves survive the perils of the wild West in their search for the promised land. Dir.: Sidney Poitier. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee. Color-103 minutes. Letterbox.

4:00 AM THE ORGANIZATION (1971) When a group of revolutionaries fighting the drug rackets are framed for murder, detective Virgil Tibbs steps in to clear their names. Dir.: Don Medford. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair, Gerald S. O'Loughlin. Color-108 minutes. Letterbox.

Movie schedule and synopsis via the Turner Classic Movies website.

Movie schedule and synopses via the Turner Classic Movies website.

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