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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, www.scctv.net .

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

February 16

Santa Fe Trail (1940) 110 min.
9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Starring Eroll Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ronald Reagan and Van Heflin

The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War. IMDb

Raiders of Old California (1957) 72 min.
10:50 P.M. and 1:50 A.M.

Starring Lee Van Cleef, Marty Robbins and Faron Young

Raiders of Old California has everything to love about a B Western. There's plenty of action, with hombres biting the dust by the score, and an over the top performance by Jim Davis as the chief outlaw. And it's chock-full of those errors that makes watching these films such a hoot. Even though the story is supposedly set in 1840s and 1850s California, the land grant being fought over is supposedly "from the Pecos to the Rio Grande and north to Santa Fe", placing the setting solidly in Texas and New Mexico. All the uniforms are post-Civil War, and the weapons are Colt .45s and Winchester repeaters, weapons developed in the 1870s. The guns of course never run out of bullets, and even the "wild" cattle are domestic Herefords. Even the Comanches are misplaced, since they never made California their home.

But what's not to like about a film that has more than enough ridin', fightin', and shootin', and Marty Robbins cast against type as a vicious killer.   Raiders is the B Western at its best.  IMDb

February 23

Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) 88 min. 9:00 P.M. and 12:30 A.M.

Starring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon

Leslie Howard plays Sir Percy Blakeney, an 18th century English aristocrat who leads a double life. He appears to be merely the effete aristocrat, but in reality is part of an underground effort to free French nobles from Robespierre's Reign of Terror. Based on the novel by Baroness Orczy. IMDb

Penny Serenade (1941) 119 min. 10:30 P.M. and 2:00 A.M.

Starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne

A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy. IMDb

March 2

UNDER CAPRICORN

Starring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten and Michael Wilding

In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. When he arrives he meets powerful landowner and ex-convict Sam Flusky, who wants to do a business deal with him. Whilst attending a dinner party at Flusky's house, Charles meets Flusky's wife Henrietta who he had known as a child back in Ireland. Henrietta is an alcoholic and seems to be on the verge of madness. IMDb

SABATOGE

Starring Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, and Desmond Tester

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. IMBd

March 9

STORM IN A TEACUP 9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Starring Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, and Cecil Parker

Frank Burdon is a new reporter on a small-town Scottish paper. He's told to interview local politician William Gow, then left in charge of the paper overnight. He sees Gow being high-handed to a woman who can't afford to license her dog, and decides to run that story instead of the expected puff piece. Both are decent men, but a little too proud to back down, and the battle escalates into a criminal case... but at the same time, Burdon and Gow's daughter Victoria are falling in love.  IMDb

Q PLANES (aka Clouds Over Europe) 10:30 P.M. and 1:30 A.M.

Starring Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, and Valerie Hobson

Experimental aircraft of several countries are mysteriously vanishing during test flights over the sea. The latest is British, and Hammond of the Secret Service, comical but competent, investigates undercover. Also interested is waitress Kay, a disguised reporter...and Hammond's sister. The government and plane manufacturer Barrett think the whole business is just coincidence, but the 'Viking,' ostensible salvage ship controlled by a Foreign Power, has much to do with it...  IMDb

March 16

PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN 9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Starring Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall and Anne Baxter

Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English. IMDb

IRISH LUCK 10:30 P.M. and 1:30 A.M.

Starring Frankie Darro, Dick Purcell and Lillian Elliott

Buzzy O'Brien is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother. Buzzy and his pal Jefferson manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown's story "Death Hops the Bells." IMDb

March 23

TOO LATE FOR TEARS (1949) 94 min.  9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Starring Lizabeth Scott and Don DeFore

Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder.  IMDb

THE LADY CONFESSES (1945) 64 min. 10: 35 P.M. and 1:35 A.M.

Starring Hugh Beaumont and Mary Beth Hughes

Shortly before she is to be married, a young woman gets a visit from her fiancé’s wife, who had been missing for seven years and presumed dead. Soon both the girl and her fiancé find themselves mixed up with a crooked nightclub owner, gangsters and murder.  IMDb

March 30

DOLL FACE (1945) 79 min. 9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Starring Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe and Perry Como

Burlesque queen Doll Face Carroll is dismissed from an audition for a legitimate Broadway show because she lacks culture. Her boss/manager Mike decides that she can get both culture and plenty of publicity by writing her autobiography. He hires a ghost writer to do all the work, but doesn't count on the possibility that Doll Face and her collaborator might have more than a book on their minds. IMDb 

MILLION DOLLAR WEEKEND (1948) 73 min. 10:20 P.M. and 1:20 A.M.

Starring Gene Raymond and Osa Massen

Nicholas Lawrence, a young stockbroker, embezzles a million dollars worth of cash and stock, planning to flee to Shanghai. En route, he meets Cynthia Strong, who is fleeing Los Angeles after the suspicious death of her husband. When a blackmailer tries to force her to pay him or he'll accuse her of murder, she appeals to Nicholas for assistance. During a layover in Honolulu, while Nicholas and Cynthia are eating dinner, the blackmailer steals the attaché case containing the stolen loot. Nicholas and Cynthia pursue the thief to San Francisco in a desperate attempt to recover the stocks and money before Nicholas' now regretted embezzlement is discovered. IMDb