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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.

January 8

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.

January 15

Poster for The Jackie Robinson Story
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
1h 17min
Biography, Drama, Sport
Released 21 December 1950 (Mexico)
Starring Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Written by Arthur Mann, Lawrence Taylor
The legend stars as himself in this biopic that traces his ascent from poverty to becoming the first black American to play major league baseball.
Poster for Song of Freedom
Song of Freedom (1936)
1h 6min
Drama, Music
Released 25 January 1937 (Sweden)
Starring Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Esme Percy
Directed by J. Elder Wills
Written by Claude Wallace, Dorothy Holloway
A black British dockworker named Johnny Zinga becomes a famous singer and learns that he is the rightful king of the African island of Casanga.

January 22

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.

January 29

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.

February 5

Poster for Boy! What a Girl!
Boy! What a Girl! (1947)
1h 10min
Comedy, Musical
Released 7 April 1947 (USA)
Starring Tim Moore, Elwood Smith, Duke Williams
Directed by Arthur H. Leonard
Written by Vincent Valentini
A couple of theatrical producers try to get backing for their musical show.
Poster for The Duke Is Tops
The Duke Is Tops (1938)
1h 13min
Comedy, Drama, Musical
Released 1 September 1938 (USA)
Starring Ralph Cooper, Lena Horne, Laurence Criner
Directed by William L. Nolte, Ralph Cooper
Written by Phil Dunham, Ralph Cooper
A theatrical producer puts aside his own success to boost the career of a talented singer.

February 12

Poster for Boarding House Blues
Boarding House Blues (1948)
1h 30min
Released September 1948 (USA)
Starring Moms Mabley, Dusty Fletcher, Marcellus Wilson
Directed by Josh Binney
Written by Hal Seeger
Tenants of a Harlem boarding house put on a show to save their home.
Poster for Hi De Ho
Hi De Ho (1947)
1h 12min
Released 9 May 1947 (USA)
Starring Cab Calloway, Ida James, Jeni Le Gon
Directed by Josh Binney
Written by Hal Seeger
Cab Calloway plays himself in a plot about jealousy, night clubs, and gangsters. Ends with a series of musical numbers.

February 19

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.

February 26

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.
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.