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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.

May 8

King Solomon's Mines (1937)
Hunter Allan Quartermain and his enigmatic guide help a young Irish woman locate her missing father in unexplored Darkest Africa.
1h 17min
 Action, Adventure, Drama 
Starring Paul Robeson and Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Mr. Robinson Crusoe (1932)
Yachtsman Steve Drexel bets his friends that he can swim ashore on a remote south-seas island with nothing but a toothbrush and be 'living the life of Riley' when they return. With handmade implements the lighthearted, athletic Steve improbably builds a comfortable home with all amenities...and local fauna trained to help him! Meanwhile, a grass-skirted young lady flees an unwelcome wedding on a nearby island.
1h 16min
Comedy, Action 
Starring Douglas Fairbanks and William Farnum

May 15

The Stranger (1946)
Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler's former comrade Meinike and follows him to Harper, Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify Kindler. Now Wilson's only clue is Kindler's fascination with antique clocks; but though Kindler seems secure in his new identity, he feels his past closing in.
1h 36min
Released August 1946 (USA)
Directed by  Orson Welles
Written By Anthony Veiller (screenplay), Victor Trivas (adaptation)
Starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Welles
The Dark Hour (1936)
A fun-loving young woman is murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from Topper to find the murderer.
1h 28min
Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Released 18 February 1936 (USA)
Directed by Charles Lamont
Written By Ewart Adamson (screenplay), Sinclair Gluck (novel)

May 22

The Stork Club (1945)
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.
1h 38min
28 December 1945 (USA)
Directed by Hal Walker
Written By Buddy G. DeSylva (screenplay) (as B.G. DeSylva), Jack McGowan (screenplay) (as John McGowan)
So This is Washington (1943)
A HAY-MAKER of LAUGHTER... with our corn-fed cronies cuttin' up in the Capital! 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.
1h 4min
August 1943 (USA)
Directed by Ray McCarey (as Raymond McCarey)
Written by Roswell Rogers (story), Edward James (story)
Starring Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald

May 29

A Walk In The Sun (1945)
In the 1943 invasion of Italy, one American platoon lands, digs in, then makes its way inland to attempt to take a fortified farmhouse, as tension and casualties mount. Unusually realistic picture of war as long quiet stretches of talk, punctuated by sharp, random bursts of violent action whose relevance to the big picture is often unknown to the soldiers. 
1h 57min
25 December 1945 (USA)
Directed by Lewis Milestone
Written By Harry Brown (by), Robert Rossen 
Three Came Home (1950)
The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she has many difficulties to face.
1h 46min
Released 20 February 1950 (USA)
Directed by Jean Negulesco
Written By Nunnally Johnson (screen play), Agnes Newton Keith

June 5

The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy staying in Paris after his discharge and working for a news organization. He would try to write his great novel and that would come between Charlie, his wife and his daughter.
1h 56min 
Released 1954
Directed by Richard Brooks
Written By Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (screenplay)
Life With Father (1947)
In late nineteenth century New York a Wall Street broker likes to think his house runs his way, but finds himself constantly bemused at how much of what happens is down to his wife. His children are also stretching their wings, discovering girls and making money out of patent medicine selling. When it comes to light he has never been baptized and everyone starts insisting he must do so, it all starts to get a bit too much.
1h 58min
Released 13 September 1947 (USA)
Directed by  Michael Curtiz
Written By Clarence Day (memoir "Life with Father"), Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play)