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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.

October 21

Poster for The Lady Vanishes
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
1h 36min
Mystery, Thriller
Released 1 November 1938 (USA)
Starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Ethel Lina White, Sidney Gilliat
While travelling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.
Poster for The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps (1935)
1h 26min
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Released 1 August 1935 (USA)
Starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by John Buchan, Charles Bennett
A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

October 28 and 29

Poster for The Last Time I Saw Paris
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
1h 56min
Drama, Romance
Released 3 April 1955 (Japan)
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon
Directed by Richard Brooks
Written by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein
An American journalist returns to Paris - a city that gave him true love and deep grief.
Poster for Life with Father
Life with Father (1947)
1h 58min
Released 13 September 1947 (USA)
Starring William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Written by Clarence Day, Donald Ogden Stewart
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.

November 4

Poster for At War with the Army
At War with the Army (1950)
1h 33min
Comedy, Musical, War
Released 17 January 1951 (USA)
Starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mike Kellin
Directed by Hal Walker
Written by James B. Allardice, Fred F. Finklehoffe
Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.
Poster for The Flying Deuces
The Flying Deuces (1939)
1h 9min
Comedy, War
Released 3 November 1939 (USA)
Starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Written by Ralph Spence, Charley Rogers
Ollie has fallen in love with the innkeeper's daughter in Paris. The only problem - she's very much in love with her husband. To forget her he joins the Foreign Legion with Stan. Bad idea.

November 11

Poster for The St. Louis Bank Robbery
The St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)
1h 29min
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released 10 September 1959 (USA)
Starring Steve McQueen, Crahan Denton, David Clarke
Directed by Charles Guggenheim, John Stix
Written by Richard T. Heffron
A gang's plans for a St. Louis bank robbery are complicated when the sister of one of the thieves starts voicing her well-founded suspicions.
Poster for Please Murder Me!
Please Murder Me! (1956)
1h 18min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released March 1, 1956 (United States)
Starring Angela Lansbury, Raymond Burr, Dick Foran
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Written by Al C. Ward, Donald Hyde, Ewald André Dupont
A lawyer suffers a guilt complex after getting a murder acquittal for his client, and then finding out she did commit the crime.

November 18

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.

November 25

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.

December 2

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.

December 9

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.

December 16

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.

December 23

Poster for Meet John Doe
Meet John Doe (1941)
2h 2min
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Released 3 May 1941 (USA)
Starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold
Directed by Frank Capra
Written by Richard Connell, Robert Presnell Sr.
A man needing money agrees to impersonate a non-existent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.
Poster for Beyond Tomorrow
Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
1h 24min
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Released 10 May 1940 (USA)
Starring Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Written by Adele Comandini, Mildred Cram
The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple they initially brought together.

December 30

Poster for The Snows of Kilimanjaro
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
1h 54min
Adventure, Drama, Romance
Released 25 December 1952 (Mexico)
Starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner
Directed by Henry King, Roy Ward Baker
Written by Casey Robinson
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.
Poster for The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss
The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (1936)
1h 1min
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Released 27 February 1937 (USA)
Starring Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne
Directed by Alfred Zeisler
Written by E. Phillips Oppenheim, John L. Balderston
A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.

January 6, 2024 - Happy New Year!


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.

January 13

Poster for The Jackie Robinson Story
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
1h 17min
Biography, Drama, Sport
Released 21 December 1950 (Mexico)
Starring Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Written by Arthur Mann, Lawrence Taylor
The legend stars as himself in this biopic that traces his ascent from poverty to becoming the first black American to play major league baseball.
Poster for Song of Freedom
Song of Freedom (1936)
1h 6min
Drama, Music
Released 25 January 1937 (Sweden)
Starring Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Esme Percy
Directed by J. Elder Wills
Written by Claude Wallace, Dorothy Holloway
A black British dockworker named Johnny Zinga becomes a famous singer and learns that he is the rightful king of the African island of Casanga.