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Saturday Classic Movies

Here are highlights of the scheduled programming on SCCtv (Comcast Ch 28 and 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 20

Poster for Pot o' Gold
Pot o' Gold (1941)
1h 26min
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Released April 3, 1941 (United States)
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 and in-house band who constantly practices.
Poster for Escape to Paradise
Escape to Paradise (1960)
1h 23min
Action, Drama, Romance
Released March 17, 1960 (Philippines)
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.

January 27

Poster for Scarlet Street
Scarlet Street (1945)
1h 42min
Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Released 28 December 1945 (USA)
Starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea
Directed by Fritz Lang
Written by Georges de La Fouchardière, André Mouëzy-Éon
A man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, though her fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.
Poster for Cause for Alarm!
Cause for Alarm! (1951)
1h 14min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released 18 July 1951 (Mexico)
Starring Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling
Directed by Tay Garnett
Written by Mel Dinelli, Tom Lewis
An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.

February 3

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 10

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.

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 17

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 24

Poster for The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
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)
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.

March 2

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 and a charge account at a department store. When her boyfriend (DeFore) returns from overseas, he thinks she is a kept woman.
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.

March 9

Poster for Storm in a Teacup
Storm in a Teacup (1937)
1h 27min
Comedy, Romance
Released 25 February 1938 (USA)
Starring Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker
Directed by Ian Dalrymple, Victor Saville
Written by Bruno Frank, James Bridie
A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter.
Poster for Clouds Over Europe
Clouds Over Europe (1939)
1h 22min
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Released 20 June 1939 (USA)
Starring Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson
Directed by Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods
Written by Brock Williams, Jack Whittingham
A quirky British Secret Service Agent named Major Hammond tries to discover who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.

March 16

Poster for The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957)
Musical, Fantasy
Released November 26, 1957 (United States)
Starring Van Johnson, Lori Nelson, Claude Rains
Directed by Bretaigne Windust
Written by Irving Taylor, Hal Stanley
Overwhelmed by rats, a medieval town hires a magical piper who can rid the town of the pest in exchange for gold but the crooked mayor has no intention of honoring the deal.
Poster for Irish Luck
Irish Luck (1939)
Action, Adventure, Comedy
Released 22 August 1939 (USA)
Starring Frankie Darro, Mantan Moreland, Dick Purcell
Directed by Howard Bretherton
Written by Mary McCarthy, Charles M. Brown
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.

March 23

Poster for Heartbeat
Heartbeat (1946)
1h 42min
Drama, Romance
Released May 1946 (USA)
Starring Ginger Rogers, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Adolphe Menjou
Directed by Sam Wood
Written by Morrie Ryskind, Hans Wilhelm
In Paris, a young woman runs away from a reform school, joins a pickpocket academy, and finds herself falling for the handsome diplomat she's been blackmailed into stealing from.
Poster for The Thirteenth Guest
The Thirteenth Guest (1932)
1h 9min
Drama, Mystery, Romance
Released 9 August 1932 (USA)
Starring Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald
Directed by Albert Ray
Written by Armitage Trail, Frances Hyland
Murder of a woman sparks a search for a killer.

March 30

Poster for Kansas City Confidential
Kansas City Confidential (1952)
1h 39min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released 11 November 1952 (USA)
Starring John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster
Directed by Phil Karlson
Written by George Bruce, Harry Essex
An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.
Poster for Quicksand
Quicksand (1950)
1h 19min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released 24 March 1950 (USA)
Starring Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates
Directed by Irving Pichel
Written by Robert Smith
After taking 20 dollars from his employer to go on a date with plans to repay it the next day, an auto mechanic falls into increasingly disastrous circumstances for more and more money which rapidly spirals out of his control.