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#1 Russ Snyder

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 13:14

FYI - the TCM schedule has this lined up for our viewing pleasure on Tuesday May 19th 2009:

6:15 AM The Crowd Roars - 1932 (James Cagney stars, I love this film!)

8:00 AM Speed - 1936

9:15 AM Indianapolis - 1939 (re-make of The Crowd roars...not as good as the original imo)

10:45 AM Burn 'Em Up O'Connor - 1939

12:00 PM To Please a Lady - 1950

1:45 PM The Green Helmet - 1961

3:15 PM Grand Prix - 1966

6:15 PM Speedway - 1968

Not a bad day to set the Tivo/DVD/VHS/Betamax machines



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#2 Sharman

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 15:21

I had used to get TCM as free to air but it suddenly came up that I had to pay for the channel. What criteria are applied to these things?

#3 Rob G

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 17:03

Fantastic! I don't know what's better, the fact that TCM is showing all these movies, or the fact that I found out about this the day before they air rather than the day after!

#4 Russ Snyder

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 17:37

I had used to get TCM as free to air but it suddenly came up that I had to pay for the channel. What criteria are applied to these things?



cable companies = greed. Monopolistic greed.

My bill went up $10 last month and I lost channels. How you say? GREED.....

cable companies reliability? when its windy, or rains, or threats of rain in my area, my picture freezes then goes blue. all for $95 a month, I got a bargain, eh?

that said, for those that do get TCM, enjoy!

#5 bradbury west

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 19:10

Not on the UK TCM listings from what I can see, but I am happy to receive copies of the films.
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#6 David McKinney

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 19:52

Not on the UK TCM listings from what I can see, but I am happy to receive copies of the films.
Roger Lund

There are a few racing movies on UK TCM this week - including Grand Prix tomorrow

#7 scags

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 20:19

I 'm sorry "the Racers" isn't there, but it's still a good day of old movies.

#8 fbarrett

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 20:26

For those reading this thread after 5/19/09, TCM seems to do this every year, just before the Indy 500, so stay tuned...

Frank

#9 Russ Snyder

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 20:32

For those reading this thread after 5/19/09, TCM seems to do this every year, just before the Indy 500, so stay tuned...

Frank


Right on Frank, I got a copy of Winning - 1969, last yr on the weekend of the 500. However, this year the weekend is all War related stuff, starting on Saturday in the USA. Last year, they did the Indy 500 theme on that Saturday. This year? Its the Tuesday before...oh well, any nuggets are ok with me.

Winning was a cool watch btw, for many reasons of course, but I found hearing Sid Collins & Tom Carnegie refreshing and a blast from the past. Their voices are throughout during the action and it brought back memories, espc of Sid Collins. He was something special!


#10 Russ Snyder

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 20:38

FYI - 1955 radio clips for those that have never heard Sid Collins.

Also, a very interesting website on Bill Vuckovich for anyone whom wants to learn more about the Fresno Flash.

http://www.vukovicha...dioPrograms.htm

#11 ZOOOM

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:20

i LIVE OUTSIDE OF cHICAGO AND DO NOT BUY THE PREMIUM CHANNELS. i CALLED cOMCAST TODAY AND ASKED WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO GET THE tURNER cLASSIC mOVIE CHANNEL FOR ONE DAY.
tHEY GAVE ME THE PREMIUM CHANNELS FOR A MONTH FOR NOTHING FOR A TRIAL. i WILL TAPE ALL THE GOOD MOVIES TOMORROW FOR NOTHING. tRY IT!

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hah... left the #$%^ caps loc on agin!


#12 Lemans

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:09

As the Indy 500 nears, Turner Classic Movies airs a selection of racing movies for a day. Capped of course by "Grand Prix."

19 Tuesday
6:15 AM Crowd Roars, The (1932)
A race-car driver tries to keep his brother from following in his footsteps. Cast: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-70 mins, TV-G, CC

7:27 AM Short Film: Our Old Car (1946)
BW-11 mins,

7:50 AM Short Film: Dirt Track Racing (1957)
An RKO Sportscope short about Viennese dirt bike racing in the 1950s, following a young racer from technical training to learning how to ride to his first race in Vienna. BW-8 mins,

8:00 AM Speed (1936)
A race-car driver fights to prove the worth of his new high-speed carburetor. Cast: James Stewart, Wendy Barrie, Una Merkel. Dir: Edwin L. Marin. BW-70 mins, TV-G

9:15 AM Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
A race-car driver tries to keep his kid brother from taking to the track. Cast: Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, John Payne. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-82 mins, TV-PG

10:45 AM Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939)
A race car driver tries to solve a series of track-side murders before he's next. Cast: Dennis O'Keefe, Harry Carey, Cecilia Parker. Dir: Edward Sedgwick. BW-70 mins, TV-G

12:00 PM To Please A Lady (1950)
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport. Cast: Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC

1:45 PM Green Helmet, The (1961)
A race-car driver whose nerves are shot takes on one last job. Cast: Bill Travers, Ed Begley, Sidney James. Dir: Michael Forlong. BW-89 mins, TV-PG

3:15 PM Grand Prix (1966)
Auto racers find danger and romance at the legendary European road race. Cast: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand. Dir: John Frankenheimer. C-176 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
6:15 PM Speedway (1968)

A race car driver tries to outrun the beautiful tax auditor out to settle his account. Cast: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-94 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


#13 David McKinney

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:25

Thanks LM
We know :lol:
http://forums.autosp...howtopic=109239


#14 Macca

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 18:13

Trouble is, they're not showing them in the UK, only 'Grand Prix' (and The Gumball Rally', but that doesn't count).

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#15 Russ Snyder

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:53

8:00 AM Speed - 1936 - this was the first time I have seen this film and have a few thoughts. The first 50 mins are rather drab, with love affairs and the like blooming, however, when they get to Indy for the 'race', things speed up, no pun intended. In practice they show a car going over the SE(?) wall and I was trying to read the number and see if it was Stubby Stubblefield 1935, Joe Caccia 1931 or Benny Bennefield 1932 or none of the above??... any ideas? During the 'race' they use footage of the 1930 smashup coming out of turn 3 (NE) (Litz, Stapp + 7 others) and then strangley, they show what appears to be practice 1933 crash over the NE wall of Bill Denver & Hugh "Bob" Hurst in which both perished! I was taken aback on the cutting of different races/practices to get the message across of this supposed race being run.

Edited by Russ Snyder, 21 May 2009 - 18:44.