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Saturday Classic Movies

Here are highlights of the scheduled programming on SCCtv (Comcast Ch 28 and Wave Broadband Ch19)
Remember, we simulcast our broadcast right here on our Web site,

Thanks to Igor, of Movie Marvels fame, for putting the schedule together! 
Remember, it is always subject to change, depending on Igor's mood.

June 8

Poster for Under Capricorn
Under Capricorn (1949)
1h 57min
Crime, Drama, Romance
Released October 8, 1949 (United States)
Starring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by John Colton, Margaret Linden, Helen Simpson
A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.
Poster for Sabotage
Sabotage (1936)
1h 16min
Crime, Thriller
Released January 11, 1937 (United States)
Starring Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Joseph Conrad, Charles Bennett, Ian Hay
A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.

June 15

Poster for The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
1h 56min
Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
Released 13 September 1946 (USA)
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott
Directed by Lewis Milestone
Written by Robert Rossen, John Patrick
A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier.
Poster for Detour
Detour (1945)
1h 8min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released 25 January 1946 (Canada)
Starring Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
Written by Martin Goldsmith, Martin Goldsmith
Chance events trap hitchhiking nightclub pianist Al Roberts in a tightening net of death, deception and blackmail.

June 22

Poster for The Stranger
The Stranger (1946)
1h 35min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released August 1946 (USA)
Starring Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young
Directed by Orson Welles
Written by Anthony Veiller, Victor Trivas
An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.
Poster for The Dark Hour
The Dark Hour (1936)
1h 4min
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Released 18 February 1936 (USA)
Starring Ray Walker, Berton Churchill, Irene Ware
Directed by Charles Lamont
Written by Ewart Adamson, Sinclair Gluck
A pair of detectives investigates the murder of an elderly millionaire who was the target of blackmail and death threats and find that there is no shortage of suspects, many of them in the victim's own family.

June 29

Poster for Too Late for Tears
Too Late for Tears (1949)
1h 39min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released 13 August 1949 (USA)
Starring Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea
Directed by Byron Haskin
Written by Roy Huggins, Roy Huggins
Through a fluke circumstance, a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and is determined to hold onto it even if it means murder.
Poster for The Lady Confesses
The Lady Confesses (1945)
1h 4min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released 16 May 1945 (USA)
Starring Mary Beth Hughes, Hugh Beaumont, Edmund MacDonald
Directed by Sam Newfield
Written by Irwin Franklyn, Helen Martin
An estranged wife shows up after a nearly 7 year disappearance to prevent her husband from marrying his new love, and someone kills her.

July 6

Poster for This Is the Army
This Is the Army (1943)
2h 1min
Comedy, Musical, War
Released 14 August 1943 (USA)
Starring George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Written by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon
A soldier wounded in the War (WWI) becomes a producer and stages a show for the forces.
Poster for Private Buckaroo
Private Buckaroo (1942)
1h 8min
Comedy, Music, Romance
Released 12 June 1942 (USA)
Starring Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews
Directed by Edward F. Cline
Written by Edmond Kelso, Edward James
Sparkling World War Two entertainment featuring The Andrews Sisters (Maxene, Patty & LaVerne). Singer Lon Prentice (Dick Foran) enlists in the army and is joined by Harry James and his musicians.

July 13

Poster for Secret Agent
Secret Agent (1936)
1h 26min
Mystery, Thriller
Released 15 June 1936 (USA)
Starring John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Campbell Dixon, W. Somerset Maugham
After three British Agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.
Poster for Topper Returns
Topper Returns (1941)
1h 28min
Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Released 21 March 1941 (USA)
Starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Written by Thorne Smith, Jonathan Latimer
A fun-loving young woman is murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from Topper to find the murderer.

July 20

Poster for The Beachcomber
The Beachcomber (1954)
1h 22min
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Released August 10, 1954 (United Kingdom)
Starring Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden
Directed by Muriel Box
Written by Sydney Box, W. Somerset Maugham
In the Indian Ocean, the new British Resident of the Welcome Islands tangles with loneliness, angry natives, a drunken troublemaker and a sudden outbreak of cholera.
Poster for Big Time Operators (aka
Big Time Operators (aka 'The Smallest Show on Eart (1957)
1h 20min
Released September 17, 1958 (France)
Starring Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford
Directed by Basil Dearden
Written by William Rose, (original story), John Eldridge, (screenplay)
A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit", and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

July 27

Poster for Hercules
Hercules (1958)
1h 47min
Adventure, Fantasy
Released July 22, 1959 (United States)
Starring Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni
Directed by Pietro Francisci
Written by Apollonios Rhodios, Pietro Francisci, Ennio De Concini
The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.
Poster for Hercules Unchained
Hercules Unchained (1959)
1h 45min
Adventure, Fantasy
Released July 13, 1960 (United States)
Starring Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Gabriele Antonini
Directed by Pietro Francisci, Mario Bava
Written by Pietro Francisci, Sophocles, Aeschylus
While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.