TCM Presents Under the Influence: Bill Murray
. Elvis Mitchell speaks exclusively for TCM with acclaimed actor Bill Murray about his favourite films, actors and his favourite roles over the years.. N: Bill Murray.
DRAMA. Spencer Tracy gives an Oscar-winning performance as Father Flanagan, a priest who runs a school for juvenile delinquents. 1938. O: Norman Taurog. N: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hill, Leslie Fenton, Gene Reynolds.
The Band Wagon
MUSICAL. Dazzling MGM musical with an equally dazzling cast, headed by Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Jack Buchanan. Numbers include 'That's Entertainment'. 1953. O: Vincente Minnelli. N: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Jack Buchanan, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Robert Gist.
Crest Of The Wave
BASED-ON. Gene Kelly stars as the American scientist raising British hackles over a top-secret project to develop a revolutionary torpedo. 1954. O: John Boulting. N: Gene Kelly, John Justin, Bernard Lee, Sid James, Ray Jackson.
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born. MUSICAL. Award nominated musical starring Judy Garland in her triumphant comeback movie about a young singer who is coached to success by an aging star. 1954. O: George Cukor. N: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford.
FANTASY. A landmark sci-fi movie, with great special effects, based on 'The Tempest'. Walter Pidgeon is the Prospero figure - a planetary ruler on a mad quest for knowledge.. N: Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly.
COMEDY. A remake (with a slightly different setting) of the most famous of the Eddy-MacDonald musicals. Ann Blyth and Howard Keel star as the Mountie and his girl. 1954. O: Mervyn LeRoy. N: Ann Blyth, Howard Keel, Fernando Lamas, Bert Lahr.
The Wheeler Dealers
COMEDY. James Garner poses as a penniless investor who is sold a supposedly worthless piece of land - until he strikes liquid gold. Lee Remick co-stars. 1963. O: Arthur Hiller. N: James Garner, Lee Remick, Phil Harris, Chill Wills.
COMEDY. An early directorial effort for the star and a highly enjoyable adventure as he hires a tough female assistant to help out his travelling Wild West show. 1980. O: Clint Eastwood. N: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers.
What's Up, Doc?
COMEDY. Riotous screwball comedy as Ryan O'Neal tries to cope with the havoc brought on by the highly unpredictable Barbara Streisand. 1972. O: Peter Bogdanovich. N: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Michael Murphy.
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. WAR. Matthew Modine and Eric Stoltz head a dynamic cast in this tale inspired by the real-life heroics of a World War II B-17 bomber crew. 1990. O: Michael Caton-Jones. N: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, Billy Zane, Harry Connick Jr..
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
DRAMA. Richard Dreyfuss stars in this adaptation of the blackly comic stage play as the paralysed sculptor fighting both the law and the medics for the right to die. 1981. O: John Badham. N: Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Christine Lahti, Bob Balaban.
Escape From Fort Bravo
WESTERN. Western, set in Arizona during the Civil War, with William Holden as a ruthless POW camp commander who proves no match for the charms of a rebel agent. 1953. O: John Sturges. N: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, Polly Bergen, William Demarest, Richard Anderson.