Monday, August 8, 2016

TCM's "Summer Under the Stars" Shows Off a Different Star Every Day in August

In August, Turner Classic Movies looks to the stars with their "Summer Under the Stars" event. Every day, TCM programming will highlight a different star, from Edward G. Robinson on August 1 to Dean Martin on August 31. We've already missed Robinson and a few others, but there are some wonderful actors coming up, with Esther Williams today and Hedy Lamarr, Spencer Tracy, Ralph Richardson and Cyd Charisse right around the corner.

Spencer Tracy Day on the 11th is especially strong, with Captains Courageous, Desk Set, Judgment at Nuremberg and Bad Day at Black Rock in the lineup, followed by the original A Star Is Born for Janey Gaynor; Time Bandits, The Wrong Box and The Fallen Idol to showcase Ralph Richardson; Singing in the Rain and The Band Wagon for Cyd Charisse; All About Eve for Anne Baxter, Footlight Parade and 42nd Street to show off Ruby Keeler's dancing feet; Casablanca, Key Largo, Sabrina and The Maltese Falcon for the many moods of Humphrey Bogart; Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and Now, Voyageur for Bette Davis; Frankenstein and The Mummy for Boris Karloff; The Americanization of Emily and Support Your Local Sheriff to highlight James Garner; Easy Living and The More the Merrier to prove why Jean Arthur was the queen of screwball comedies; and Laurence Olivier's Hamlet for Jean Simmons, who played Ophelia. Plus, of course, a ton more movies that may catch your eye.

Here's the full list of stars, including the ones already showcased, in case you'd like to watch your favorites streaming at TCM:

August 1: Edward G. Robinson
August 2: Lucille Ball
August 3: Bing Crosby
August 4: Fay Wray
August 5: Karl Malden
August 6: Montgomery Clift
August 7: Jean Harlow
August 8: Esther Williams
August 9: Tim Holt
August 10: Hedy Lamarr
August 11: Spencer Tracy
August 12: Janet Gaynor  
August 13: Ralph Richardson
August 14: Cyd Charisse
August 15: Roddy McDowall
August 16: Anne Baxter
August 17: James Edwards
August 18: Angie Dickinson  
August 19: Ruby Keeler
August 20: Humphrey Bogart
August 21: Bette Davis
August 22: Robert Montgomery
August 23: Brigitte Bardot
August 24: Constance Cummings 
August 25: Van Johnson
August 26: Boris Karloff
August 27: James Garner
August 28: Jean Arthur
August 29: Charles Boyer
August 30: Jean Simmons
August 31: Dean Martin

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