Friday, July 4, 2014

Two July series on TCM

This being the first Friday in a new month, we're getting a new Friday Night Spotlight on TCM: World War I movies. You may have heard last weekend about the ceremonies looking back at the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event that eventually led to World War I. Former general and briefly candidate for President Wesley Clark will be presenting the movies; I have no idea if he's got any expertise on movies but there you are. The spotlight kicks off tonight at 8:00 PM with Gary Cooper playing Sergeant York, one of the most decorated US soldiers in World War I.

Last Saturday saw the third and last of the Topper movies in the Saturday at 10:30 AM time slot, so we get a new series this week, which is the four Nancy Drew movies, with Bonita Granville as the teen girl detective. The series starts tomorrow with Nancy Drew: Detective, and continues for the next three weeks. This lasts through the end of July, just in time for Summer Under the Stars to take over in August and then get a new series in September.

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