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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.

July 3rd

Poster for Private Buckaroo
Private Buckaroo (1942)
Airing at 11PM / 2:15AM
1h 8min
Comedy, Music, Romance
Released 12 June 1942 (USA)
Starring Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews
Directed by Edward F. Cline
Written by Edmond Kelso, Edward James
Sparkling World War Two entertainment featuring The Andrews Sisters (Maxene, Patty & LaVerne). Singer Lon Prentice (Dick Foran) enlists in the army and is joined by Harry James and his musicians.
Poster for This Is the Army
This Is the Army (1943)
Airing at 9PM / 12:15AM
2h 1min
Comedy, Musical, War
Released 14 August 1943 (USA)
Starring George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Written by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon
A soldier wounded in the War (WWI) becomes a producer and stages a show for the forces.

July 10th

Poster for Symphony of Living
Symphony of Living (1935)
Airing at 9PM / 12AM
1h 15min
Released 20 January 1935 (USA)
Starring Evelyn Brent, Al Shean, Charles Judels
Directed by Frank R. Strayer
Written by Charles Belden
There is this old concertmaster of the Cosmopolitian Orchestra and he is about to realize his life-long ambition of appearing as a soloist with the orchestra, when an accident robs him of use of his right hand. His children, upon learning of his misfortune, immediately desert him knowing he will no longer provide them with money. So Adolph Greig sinks lower and lower and becomes a street beggar, too proud to ask for help from his friends and unable to find his son or daughter. One night, standing in front of the concert hall, he sinks to the street from hunger and fatigue. He is picked up by two men associated with the orchestra, Mancini and Rozzini, and they take him to Rozzini's and they develop a plan whereby they will set up Greig in a next-door studio where he can give violin lessons. A young violin genius named Carl Rupert shows up and, with the aid of Mancini and Rozzini, Greig starts the boy off on a brilliant career. Or, what promised to be a brilliant career until his long-lost mother shows up.
Poster for Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)
Airing at 10:35 PM / 1:35 AM
1h 33min
Comedy, Romance
Starring Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Sara Haden
Directed by Willis Goldbeck
Written by Harry Ruskin, William Ludwig, Howard Dimsdale
Andy Hardy goes to college after returning from World War II. He is in love with Kay Wilson this time.

July 17th

Poster for The St. Louis Bank Robbery
The St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)
Airing at 9PM / 12AM
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)
Airing at 10:30PM / 1:30AM
1h 18min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.

July 24th

Poster for Under Capricorn
Under Capricorn (1949)
Airing at 9PM / 12:20 AM
1h 57min
Crime, Drama, Romance
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)
Airing at 11PM / 2:20AM
1h 16min
Crime, Thriller
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.

July 31st

Poster for Hercules
Hercules (1958)
Airing at 9PM / 12:25AM
1h 47min
Adventure, Fantasy
Starring Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni
Directed by Pietro Francisci
Written by Apollonios Rhodios, Pietro Francisci, Ennio De Concini
The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.
Poster for Hercules Unchained
Hercules Unchained (1959)
Airing at 10:45PM / 2:10AM
1h 45min
Adventure, Fantasy
Starring Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Gabriele Antonini
Directed by Pietro Francisci, Mario Bava
Written by Pietro Francisci, Sophocles, Aeschylus
While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

August 7th

Poster for Pot o' Gold
Pot o' Gold (1941)
Airing at 9PM / 12AM
1h 26min
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Starring James Stewart, Paulette Goddard, Horace Heidt
Directed by George Marshall
Written by Walter DeLeon, Andrew Bennison, Monte Brice
Jimmy goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music a... Read all
Poster for Escape to Paradise
Escape to Paradise (1960)
Airing at 10:30PM / 1:30AM
1h 23min
Action, Drama, Romance
Starring Leopoldo Salcedo, Diane Jergens, Johnny Monteiro
Directed by Eddie Romero
Written by Cesar Amigo, Eddie Romero
In the Philippines during World War II, a girl is rescued from bandits by a guerrilla fighter.

August 14th

Poster for The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
Airing at 9PM / 12:40AM
1h 37min
Adventure, Drama
Released February 7, 1935 (United States)
Starring Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey
Directed by Harold Young
Written by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Alexander Korda, Montagu Barstow
A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.
Poster for Penny Serenade
Penny Serenade (1941)
Airing at 10:20PM / 1:40AM
1h 59min
Drama, Romance
Released April 24, 1941 (United States)
Starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi
Directed by George Stevens
Written by Morrie Ryskind, Martha Cheavens
A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

August 21st

Poster for La Ciociara
La Ciociara (1960)
Airing at 9PM / 12AM
1h 41min
Drama, War
Released 9 May 1961 (USA)
Starring Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Written by Alberto Moravia, Cesare Zavattini
In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.
Poster for Waterfront
Waterfront (1944)
Airing at 10:40PM / 1:40AM
1h 8min
Drama, Romance, War
Starring John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish, Maris Wrixon
Directed by Steve Sekely
Written by Martin Mooney, Irwin Franklyn
A Nazi spy passes himself off as an optometrist in San Francisco's waterfront district. Someone robs him of his codebook, and he must get it back.

August 28th

Poster for The Beachcomber
The Beachcomber (1938)
Airing at 9PM / 12AM
1h 32min
Released 25 December 1938 (USA)
Starring Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton
Directed by Erich Pommer
Written by W. Somerset Maugham, Bartlett Cormack
Ginger Ted, AKA Edward Claude Wilson (Charles Laughton) a drunkard and womanizer, and Miss Jones,(Elsa Lanchester) a missionary, live in the Alas Islands. During a cholera epidemic, Ginger Ted and Miss Jones are sent to an outlying part of the islands to run a hospital; on their return, their motorboat breaks down, and they are marooned overnight on a small island. Miss Jones is certain that Ginger Ted means to rape her as soon as the sun goes down. When morning comes and her virtue is still intact, she is convinced that he has had a change of heart and that he is a good man in spite of his many faults. Ginger Ted himself is outraged by this explanation; it never occurred to him to rape Miss Jones, who is middle-aged and unattractive. Nevertheless, at the end of the story, Miss Jones and Ginger Ted have married and Ginger Ted, now known as Edward, have moved back to England run an inn.
Poster for Big Time Operators
Smallest Show on Earth (1957)
Airing at 10:50PM / 1:50AM
1h 20min
Starring Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford
Directed by Basil Dearden
Written by William Rose, (original story), John Eldridge, (screenplay)
A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit", and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

September 4th

Poster for Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth (1954)
Airing at 9PM / 12AM
1h 34min
Drama, History
Released 14 March 1954 (USA)
Starring Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer
Directed by Herbert J. Biberman
Written by Michael Wilson
Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.
Poster for Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread (1949)
Airing at 10:30PM / 1:30AM
1h 39min
Starring Viktoria von Ballasko, Paul Bildt, Harry Hindemith
Directed by Slatan Dudow
Written by Hans Joachim Beyer, Slatan Dudow, Ludwig Turek
A story about a family after the Second World War. The petty bourgeois cashier Karl Weber of Berlin observes from a distance how his son Ernst participates in the building of a new socialist... Read all