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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.seattlecolleges.tv.

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

January 11

Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven (1948) 77 min. 9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Starring Guy Madison, Diana Lynn, Audie Murphy, Irene Ryan, William Frawley and Margaret Hamilton

A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love. IMDb

That's My Baby (1944) 68 min. 10:20 P.M. and 1:20 A.M.

Starring Richard Arlen and Ellen Drew

Father runs a big corporation but is suffering from a severe case of melancholia. Daughter and persona non grata boyfriend cook up a plan to have every ex-vaudevillian and dancer on the club circuit that they can find attempt to make him smile. IMDb

January 18

The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) 78 min. 9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Starring Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee and Minor Watson

Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues. IMDb

Song of Freedom (1936) 88 min. 10:20 P.M and 1:20 A.M.

Starring Paul Robeson and Elizabeth Welch

This movie is about how sheer chance and pure luck and can lead to fame and fortune. Paul Robeson is wonderful. His singing is comparable to that in the 1936 Show Boat, arguably the greatest musical ever made by Hollywood. Paul Robeson is such a commanding presence in this movie that without him this movie could not be made. Also the story is compelling as a man has a chance to fulfill his dream and in the process learn more about himself and his roots. Anyone who gives any thought to their own roots can relate to this movie. It's about a man's quest for cultural and spiritual fulfillment which this movie mots effectively portrays. Also impressive is Elizabeth Welch who plays Mr. Robeson's wife. A good story, well acted, excellent, inspirational songs, all combined to create a great movie. IMDb

January 25

Secret Agent

Starring John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll and Robert Young

During the first world war, novelist Edgar Brodie is sent to Switzerland by the Intelligence Service. He has to kill a German agent. During the mission he meets a fake general first and then Elsa Carrington who helps him in his duty. IMDb

Topper Returns (1941) 88 min.  10:30 P.M. and 1:45 A.M.

Starring Roland Young and Joan Blondell

Topper is once again tormented by a fun-loving spirit. This time, it's Joan Blondell, who was accidentally murdered while vacationing at the home of her wealthy friend, Ann Carrington (Landis), the intended victim. With Topper's help, Joan sets out to find her killer with the expected zany results. IMDb

February 1

Boy, What a Girl (1947) 70 min 10:30 P.M. and 1:30 A.M.

Starring Tim Moore and Elwood Smith

Two small-time (aspiring to be big-time) producers are trying to convince a Chicago businessman to finance half of their show, while the other half is to be financed by a mysterious Mme. Deborah. But when Madame Deborah is not on hand to meet the money-man from Chicago, an ex-prizefighter is dressed to pose as her. Music and dancing provided by Deek Watson and His Brown Dots, 'Big' Sid Catlett and his band, and Ann Cornell and the International Jitterbugs. Drummer Gene Krupa has a drumming cameo. IMDb

The Duke is Tops (1938) (73 min.) 9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Starring Lena Horne and Ralph Cooper

Duke Davis has invested all his savings to back his sweetheart, Ethel, in a road show over the old T.O.B.A. circuit, on which they have both been performers since childhood. Marshall, a New York talent scout, makes an offer to Ethel as a single and, to induce her to take it, Duke writes a fake check, made out to him, for $5000 pretending he has sold his contract with Ethel to Marshall. Resentful and heartbroken, she accepts and becomes a big hit in New York. Marshall then books her at the swanky Century Club, plans her show himself, and it flops miserably. Meanwhile, Duke has used his last resources to start a new show, but without Ethel it also fails.  Money is rolling in but he drops everything to hurry to Ethel's side when he hears she had some bad luck..  IMDb

February 8

Boarding House Blues (1948) 87 min. 10:20 P.M. and 1:20 A.M.

Starring Moms Mabley and Dusty Fletcher

Despite the slapstick atmosphere there, the inhabitants of Moms' theatrical boarding house in Harlem are broke and in danger of losing their home. For some ready cash, they trick a producer into helping them put on a show, featuring a variety of black specialty acts. IMDb

Hi De Ho (1947) 90 min.  

Starring Cab Calloway and Ida James

Cab Calloway plays himself in a plot about jealousy, night clubs, and gangsters. Ends with a series of musical numbers.  IMDb