What's Good on TCM?

Last updated: Fri May 25 2018 11:00:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)

These are the movies coming up this week on Turner Classic Movies that match Kris Johnson's preferences. He likes film noir, horror, sci-fi, and westerns.

This schedule is for the eastern US broadcast feed, and all times are in the US Eastern timezone. Each day's schedule starts at 6:00 AM. Most programs are available on Watch TCM or on-demand from your cable/satellite provider.

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2018-05-25

06:00 AM The Lady Is Willing

A Broadway star has to find a husband so she can adopt an abandoned child. (1942, 91 min.)

08:45 AM Queen Christina

Romantic tale of the 17th-century Swedish queen and her romance with a Spanish diplomat. (1933, 99 min.)

12:00 PM Baby Face

A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire. (1933, 76 min.)

01:30 PM Jezebel

A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her. (1938, 104 min.)

05:45 PM The Women

A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays. (1939, 133 min.)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Adaptation, Classic Hollywood

Cast: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Lucile Watson, Phyllis Povah, Virginia Weidler, Marjorie Main, Virginia Grey, Ruth Hussey, Muriel Hutchison, Hedda Hopper, Florence Nash, Cora Witherspoon, Ann Morriss, Dennie Moore, Mary Cecil, Mary Beth Hughes, ... Esther Dale, Butterfly McQueen, Theresa Harris, Margaret Dumont, Mildred Shay, Priscilla Lawson, Estelle Etterre, Marjorie Wood, Virginia Howell, Barbara Jo Allen, Aileen Pringle, Judith Allen, Mariska Aldrich, May Beatty, May Boley, Ruth Findlay, Charlotte Wynters, Florence Shirley, Florence O'Brien, Hilda Plowright, Jane Isabelle, Leni Lynn, Nance Lee Farrar, Jany Hope, Joey Hope, Leila McIntyre, Dot Farley, Flora Finch, Dorothy Sebastian, Renie Riano, Alice Keating, Grace Goodall, Fredrika Brown, Wilda Bennett, Helene Millard, Irene Shirley, Effie Anderson, Nell Craig, Ruth Rickaby, Gertrude Astor, Edith Penn, Lilian Bond, Rita Gould, Josephine Whittell, Lenita Lane, Anne Teeman, Aileen Carlyle, Bebe Anderson, Shirley Chambers, June Gittelson, Sue Moore, Greta Meyer, Meeka Aldrich, Blanche Payson, Gladys Blake, Gertrude Simpson, Carole Lee Kirby, Mimi Olivera, Mabel Colcord, Beryl Wallace, Catherine Proctor, Isobel Randolph, Winifred Harris, Lita Chevret, Dora Clemant, Ruth Alder, Joan Blair, Betty Blythe, Janet McLeay, Agnes Fraser, Mildred Coles, Jo Ann Sayers, Mary Young, Grace Hayle, Maude Allen, Dorothy Adams, Lucia LaCerte, Dorothy Appleby, Eva Dennison, Natalie Moorhead, Marie Blake, Beatrice Cole, Carol Hughes, Suzanne Kaaren, Peggy Shannon, Brenda Henderson, Hattie Noel, Grayce Hampton, Bunny Beatty, Virginia Pine, Janet McLeay, Barbara Pepper, Sibyl Harris, Veda Buckland, Charlotte Treadway, Gertrude Needham

08:00 PM The Guns of Navarone

A team of Allied saboteurs fight their way behind enemy lines to destroy a pair of Nazi guns. (1961, 157 min.)

11:00 PM The Dirty Dozen

A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines. (1967, 150 min.)

01:45 AM Operation Crossbow

Allied agents go behind enemy lines to destroy a German missile base. (1965, 116 min.)

04:00 AM The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

(1944, 40 min.)

04:45 AM Wings For The Eagle

Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl. (1942, 84 min.)


2018-05-26

06:15 AM Twelve O'Clock High

The head of a World War II bomber squadron cracks under the pressure. (1949, 132 min.)

08:30 AM Flying Leathernecks

A World War II Marine officer drives his men mercilessly during the battle for Guadalcanal. (1951, 102 min.)

10:15 AM Back to Bataan

An Army colonel leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines. (1945, 95 min.)

12:00 PM The Wings of Eagles

Biography of Frank "Spig" Wead, the pioneer aviator who turned to writing after being grounded by an accident. (1957, 110 min.)

02:00 PM Operation Pacific

A dedicated submarine commander sacrifices everything to defeat the enemy. (1951, 109 min.)

04:00 PM They Were Expendable

A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II. (1945, 135 min.)

Genres: Drama, War, Adaptation, Classic Hollywood

Cast: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Marshall Thompson, Paul Langton, Leon Ames, Arthur Walsh, Donald Curtis, Cameron Mitchell, Jeff York, Murray Alper, Harry Tenbrook, Jack Pennick, Alex Havier, Charles Trowbridge, Robert Barrat, Bruce Kellogg, Tim Murdock, ... Louis Jean Heydt, Russell Simpson, Vernon Steele, Pedro de Cordoba, Trina Lowe, Robert Shelby Randall, Sammy Stein, Art Foster, Frank McGrath, Larry Dods, Jack Stoney, Duke Green, Stubby Kruger, Phil Schumacher, Frank Pershing, Joey Ray, Dan Borzage, Blake Edwards, Del Hill, Bill Barnum, Ted Lundigan, Michael Kirby, Wm. McKeever Riley, Ernest Saftig, Stephen Barclay, Franklin Parker, Robert E. O'Connor, Leslie Sketchley, Phillip Ahn, Pacita Tod-Tod, Robert Homans, William B. Davidson, Jack Cheatham, Forbes Murray, Emmett Vogan, Sherry Hall, Alan Bridge, Jack Luden, Jon Gilbreath, Marjorie Davies, Eve March, Karl Miller, Les Stanford, George Bruggeman, Reginald Simpson, James Carlisle, Dutch Schlickenmayer, Tony Carson, Jack Lorenz, Brad Towne, Charles Calhoun, Leonard Mellin, Frank Donahue, Dan Quigg, Clifford Rathjen, Dick Earle, Jack Lee, Wedgewood Nowell, Dick Thorne, Leonard Fisher, Jack Shea, John Roy, Michael Kostrick, Jimmy Magill, George Magrill, Sam Simone, Paul Kruger, Bruce Carruthers, Jack Semple, Roy Thomas, Bob Thom, Larry Steers, Gary Delmar, Eleanor Vogel, Jane Crowley, Leota Lorraine, Almeda Fowler, Betty Blythe, Charles Murray Jr., Margaret Morton, George Economides, Michael Economides, Roque Ybarra Jr., Nino Pipitone Jr., Ralph Soncuya, Vincent Isla, Max Ong, William Neff, Jim Farley, Ernest Dominguez, Henry Mirelez, Lee Tung Foo, Tom Tyler, Bill Wilkerson, John Carlyle, Patrick Davis, Mary Jane French, Roger Cole, Fred Beckner, Jack Ross, Brent Shugar, Kermit Maynard, Bill Donahue, Frank Eldredge, Jack Carrington, Hansel Warner, Charles Ferguson, Jack Trent, Robert Strong, William McCormick, John Eppers, Bill Nind, Don Lewis

06:20 PM The Ship That Wouldn'T Die!

This short film focuses on the U.S.S. Franklin, a ship that suffered heavy damages and a massive toll on servicemen before returning to the U.S. (1945, 7 min.)

Genres: Documentary, Short, War, World War II, News

06:30 PM December 7th

After the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the U.S. fights to survive the early days of World War II. (1943, 82 min.)

Genres: Documentary, War

Cast: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

08:00 PM From Here to Eternity

Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II. (1953, 118 min.)

10:15 PM Across The Pacific

An American agent tries to keep Axis spies from blowing up the Panama Canal. (1942, 96 min.)

12:00 AM The Clay Pigeon

A man awakens from a coma to discover he's accused of treason. (1949, 63 min.)

01:15 AM Cornered

A World War II veteran hunts down the Nazi collaborators who killed his wife. (1946, 103 min.)

02:59 AM Army Champions

This short film focuses on young men who have signed up to serve in the U.S. army. (1941, 11 min.)

Genres: Documentary, Short, War

03:15 AM Thousands Cheer

An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander's daughter. (1943, 125 min.)

05:30 AM Stage Door Canteen

A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen. (1943, 131 min.)


2018-05-27

07:45 AM Hollywood Canteen

A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center. (1944, 124 min.)

10:00 AM The Clay Pigeon

A man awakens from a coma to discover he's accused of treason. (1949, 63 min.)

11:17 AM Trifles That Win Wars

This short film looks at how a number of inventions made a major contribution to the U.S. war effort. (1943, 11 min.)

Genres: Documentary, Short, War, World War II

Cast: Margaret Bert, Edward McWade, Tom Quinn, Roger Moore, Bert Stevens, Ernie Alexander

11:30 AM The Password Is Courage

A British officer leads an attempt to escape from a German POW camp. (1962, 115 min.)

01:30 PM Onionhead

An irresponsible student enlists in the Navy expecting to sit out World War II. (1958, 110 min.)

03:30 PM No Time For Sergeants

A hillbilly draftee turns the Air Force upside down. (1958, 119 min.)

05:45 PM Mister Roberts

A naval officer longing for active duty clashes with his vainglorious captain. (1955, 121 min.)

07:51 PM To My Unborn Son

In this short film, a man attempting to defend his village against the Nazis writes a letter to his unborn child. (1943, 9 min.)

Genres: Drama, Short, War, World War II

Cast: Steven Geray

08:00 PM Kelly's Heroes

An American platoon tries to recover buried treasure behind enemy lines. (1970, 143 min.)

10:30 PM Where Eagles Dare

An Allied team sets out to free an American officer held by the Nazis in a mountaintop castle. (1968, 155 min.)

01:09 AM On Location: "Where Eagles Dare"

This promotional short provides a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film "Where Eagles Dare" (1968). (1968, 13 min.)

Genres: Documentary, Short, War, World War II

01:30 AM Battle of the Bulge

A crack Nazi unit holds off the Allies during World War II. (1965, 170 min.)

04:30 AM Darby's Rangers

An Army Major leads his men behind enemy lines during World War II. (1958, 121 min.)


2018-05-28

06:45 AM Battleground

American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge. (1949, 119 min.)

08:48 AM The Blue And The Gray

A short film that features various cities, battlefields, buildings, and monuments associated with the American Civil War. Vitaphone Release 1744. (1935, 11 min.)

Genres: Documentary, Short, War

09:00 AM The Red Badge Of Courage

A young Union soldier fights to atone for a moment of cowardice during the Civil War. (1951, 69 min.)

10:15 AM Friendly Persuasion

A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War. (1956, 138 min.)

12:45 PM Men In War

Two enemies join forces to save their men during a retreat from the North Koreans. (1957, 98 min.)

02:45 PM Pride of the Marines

A blinded Marine tries to adjust to civilian life. (1945, 120 min.)

05:00 PM The Best Years Of Our Lives

Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II. (1946, 170 min.)

08:00 PM The Great Escape

Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape. (1963, 172 min.)

11:00 PM The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma. (1957, 161 min.)

01:49 AM Glimpses Of Western Germany

A short tour of still WWII-ravaged Western Germany, visiting Hamburg, Bremen, Munich, and Heidelberg. (1954, 8 min.)

Genres: Documentary, Short, War, World War II, Travel

02:00 AM Breakthrough

An American infantry unit moves from basic training to combat in Europe. (1950, 91 min.)

03:45 AM The Naked and the Dead

A green lieutenant comes up against incompetent officers and a sadistic sergeant during World War II. (1958, 131 min.)


2018-05-29

06:00 AM The Iron Petticoat

Against their better judgment, a romance develops between an Air Force officer and a Soviet aviatrix. (1956, 94 min.)

07:45 AM My Favorite Brunette

A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder. (1947, 86 min.)

11:00 AM A Global Affair

A U.N. official tries to locate the mother of an abandoned baby. (1964, 84 min.)

01:00 PM Road to Bali

Two song-and-dance men on the run dive for treasure while competing for a beautiful princess. (1953, 91 min.)

02:45 PM Bachelor in Paradise

A writer moves into a housing development to study married couples. (1961, 109 min.)

04:45 PM A Night at the Opera

Three zanies turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protege's romance with the leading lady. (1935, 91 min.)

06:30 PM Room Service

Three zany producers try to extend their hotel credit until they can get a play mounted. (1938, 79 min.)

08:00 PM Meet Boston Blackie

A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea. (1941, 61 min.)

09:07 PM My Tomato

In this comedic short, Robert Benchley attempts to grow his own tomatoes. (1943, 7 min.)

Genres: Comedy, Short, War, World War II

Cast: Joe Yule, Monte F. Collins, John Butler, John Dilson, Robert Benchley, Ruth Lee, May McAvoy

09:15 PM Confessions of Boston Blackie

A reformed thief cracks a ring of art thieves to clear himself of murder charges. (1941, 65 min.)

10:30 PM Alias Boston Blackie

A reformed thief tracks down an escaped convict so he can prove the man is innocent. (1942, 67 min.)

11:45 PM Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood

When he's framed for robbery, a reformed thief takes off to find the real culprit. (1942, 68 min.)

01:00 AM After Midnight with Boston Blackie

A reformed thief gets himself arrested fetching some jewels for a friend. (1943, 65 min.)

02:15 AM Bulldog Drummond

A British adventurer helps a blonde beauty rescue her uncle from an unscrupulous psychiatrist. (1929, 89 min.)

04:00 AM The Return of Bulldog Drummond

(1934, 65 min.)

Genres: Mystery, Adaptation

Cast: Joyce Kennedy, Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd

05:15 AM Bulldog Drummond Escapes

Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization. (1937, 67 min.)


2018-05-30

06:30 AM Bulldog Drummond at Bay

A rock thrown through his window sets a gentleman adventurer on a search for enemy agents. (1937, 74 min.)

Genres: Drama, Action, Mystery

Cast: John Lodge, Dorothy Mackaill, Victor Jory

08:00 AM Bulldog Drummond Comes Back

An old enemy kidnaps Bulldog Drummond¿s fiancée. (1937, 59 min.)

09:00 AM Bulldog Drummond's Revenge

Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a dangerous cargo of explosives makes him delay his plans. (1937, 55 min.)

10:00 AM The Saint in New York

The Saint goes undercover to get the goods on New York's mob kingpins. (1938, 72 min.)

11:15 AM The Saint Strikes Back

The Saint helps a young beauty take vengeance on the mobsters who ruined her father. (1939, 64 min.)

12:30 PM The Saint in London

The Saint's investigation of a counterfeiting ring uncovers a nest of spies. (1939, 72 min.)

01:45 PM The Saint's Double Trouble

Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar lands in hot water when a look-alike smuggles stolen goods out of Egypt. (1940, 67 min.)

03:00 PM The Saint Takes Over

Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar tries to help a police inspector who's been framed on bribery charges. (1940, 70 min.)

04:15 PM The Saint in Palm Springs

Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar's efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder. (1941, 66 min.)

05:30 PM The Saint's Vacation

Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar vies with Nazi agents for possession of a mysterious music box . (1941, 61 min.)

06:45 PM The Saint Meets the Tiger

The Saint infiltrates a small English village run by smugglers. (1943, 69 min.)

11:45 PM Courage of Lassie

A young girl tries to rehabilitate the famous collie after his return from combat service in World War II. (1946, 93 min.)


2018-05-31

06:30 AM The Painted Hills

A faithful collie protects a prospector from claim jumpers. (1951, 69 min.)

09:00 AM For the Love of Rusty

A dog helps a boy and his father sort out their differences. (1947, 69 min.)

08:00 PM Touch of Evil

A narcotics agent risks his wife's life to investigate a crooked cop. (1958, 111 min.)

10:00 PM Witness for the Prosecution

A British lawyer gets caught up in a couple's tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder. (1957, 116 min.)

12:15 AM Stage Fright

An acting student goes undercover to prove a singing star killed her husband. (1950, 110 min.)

02:15 AM Rancho Notorious

A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer. (1952, 89 min.)

04:00 AM The Monte Carlo Story

Two compulsive gamblers fall in love on the French Riviera. (1957, 101 min.)