Wednesday, February 11, 2009

(A late) TCM Bob Schedule for February

With an Oscar usual, check your local listings for exact start time.

Friday, Feb. 13

4 p.m. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
A prizefighter who died before his time is reincarnated as a tycoon with a murderous wife. Cast: Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains. Dir: Alexander Hall

At the 1942 Oscars:
  • Winner: Best Writing, Original Story
    Harry Segall
  • Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay
    Sidney Buchman
    Seton I. Miller
  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Robert Montgomery
  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    James Gleason
  • Nominated: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
    Joseph Walker
  • Nominated: Best Director
    Alexander Hall
  • Nominated: Best Picture
Saturday, Feb. 14
12:45 p.m. Divorcee, The (1930)
The double standard destroys a liberal couple's marriage. Cast: Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Robert Montgomery. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard

At the 1930 Oscars:
  • Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Norma Shearer
  • Nominated: Best Director
    Robert Z. Leonard
  • Nominated: Best Picture
  • Nominated: Best Writing, Achievement
    John Meehan

Saturday, Feb. 21
10:15 p.m. They Were Expendable (1945)
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II. Cast: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed. Dir: John Ford

At the 1946 Oscars:
  • Nominated: Best Effects, Special Effects
    A. Arnold Gillespie (photographic)
    Donald Jahraus (photographic)
    R.A. MacDonald (photographic)
    Michael Steinore (sound)
  • Nominated: Best Sound, Recording
    Douglas Shearer (M-G-M SSD)


stellypippin said...

How Bob never got an Oscar, not even an honorary one, is beyond me!

Carrie said...

Enh, I'm in the camp that Oscars are lame anyhow ;0)

Hope said...

I spent time with Robert Montgomery while I was a nanny for his wife's grandchildren. He had a home on North Haven Island, Maine. He was a wonderful story teller and entertained us with his adventures from safaris in Africa.

Carrie said...

Hope: Thanks for stopping by. Always fun to hear from those who knew Bob!