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Saturday Classic Movies

Here are highlights of the scheduled programming on SCCtv (Comcast Ch 28/ 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.

July 9

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.

July 16

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.

July 23

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
In this melange of characters and events from separate mythological stories, Hercules, demigod and superman, arrives in the ancient Greek kingdom of Iolcus to tutor Iphitus, son of king Pelias; immediately on arrival, he falls in love with the king's delectable, briefly clad daughter 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.

July 30

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.

August 6

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.

August 13

Poster for Algiers
Algiers (1938)
1h 36min
Drama, Mystery, Romance
Released 5 August 1938 (USA)
Starring Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie
Directed by John Cromwell
Written by John Howard Lawson, James M. Cain
Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.
Poster for Dishonored Lady
Dishonored Lady (1947)
1h 25min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released 16 May 1947 (USA)
Starring Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Written by Edward Sheldon, Margaret Ayer Barnes
A beautiful editor at a fashion magazine has a breakdown due to the pressures of her work and her disappointing love life. A psychiatrist recommends that she start life fresh by moving into a smaller apartment and under another name.

August 20

Poster for The Stork Club
The Stork Club (1945)
1h 38min
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Released 28 December 1945 (USA)
Starring Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald, Don DeFore
Directed by Hal Walker
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva, Jack McGowan
A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man, he decides to repay her by anonymously giving her a bank account, a luxury apartment and a charge account at a department store. When her boyfriend (DeFore) returns from overseas, he thinks she is a kept woman.
Poster for So This Is Washington
So This Is Washington (1943)
1h 4min
Released August 1943 (USA)
Starring Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Alan Mowbray
Directed by Ray McCarey
Written by Roswell Rogers, Edward James
Lum and Abner go to Washington to aid in the war effort by giving the government what they think is a good substitute for rubber--Abner's homemade licorice.