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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.

August 27

Poster for Two Women
Two Women (1960)
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.

Waterfront (1951)

Johnny Damico botches a murder case and is suspended from the force. In reality, he is put undercover to identify the mysterious boss of the NY waterfront who has murdered everyone in his way. Will Johnny be next in line?

September 3

Poster for The Beachcomber
The Beachcomber (1938)
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 (aka
Big Time Operators (aka 'The Smallest Show on Eart (1957)
1h 20min
Released September 17, 1958 (France)
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 10

Poster for Secret Agent
Secret Agent (1936)
1h 26min
Mystery, Thriller
Released 15 June 1936 (USA)
Starring John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Campbell Dixon, W. Somerset Maugham
After three British Agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.
Poster for Topper Returns
Topper Returns (1941)
1h 28min
Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Released 21 March 1941 (USA)
Starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Written by Thorne Smith, Jonathan Latimer
A fun-loving young woman is murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from Topper to find the murderer.

September 17

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.

September 24

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.

October 1

Poster for Doll Face
Doll Face (1945)
1h 20min
Comedy, Music, Romance
Released 31 December 1945 (USA)
Starring Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como
Directed by Lewis Seiler
Written by Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Praskins
Burlesque star (Blaine) makes it in the big time.
Poster for Million Dollar Weekend
Million Dollar Weekend (1948)
1h 12min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released 11 December 1950 (Sweden)
Starring Gene Raymond, Osa Massen, Francis Lederer
Directed by Gene Raymond
Written by Charles Belden, Matty Kemp
2 people - a young stockbroker and a young wife are passengers on the same flight from Los Angeles. For different reasons, they've both fled the city with secrets. Neither knows of the  others' situation and they both turn to each other for help.

October 8

Poster for Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
1h 53min
Adventure, Drama, Romance
Released 5 November 1951 (Sweden)
Starring José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince
Directed by Michael Gordon
Written by Edmond Rostand, Brian Hooker
The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.
Poster for As You Like It
As You Like It (1936)
1h 36min
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Released 8 January 1937 (USA)
Starring Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier, Sophie Stewart
Directed by Paul Czinner
Written by J.M. Barrie, Robert Cullen
A Duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his entourage into the forest of Arden. The banished Duke's daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin Celia. She has fallen ... See full summary »