Summer Under the Stars: North by Northwest (1959)

TCM’s star of the day is Eva Marie Saint, and my film pick for the actress is North by Northwest, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). This espionage thriller follows New York City advertising man Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) in a case of mistaken identity when a gang of spies led by Phillip…

Summer Under the Stars: Now, Voyager (1942)

TCM’s star of the day is Paul Henreid, and my film pick for the actor is Now, Voyager, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). This romantic drama follows Boston spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) who struggles with low self-esteem because of her domineering mother (Gladys Cooper). But after spending time in a sanitarium under…

Summer Under the Stars: To Each His Own (1946)

TCM’s star of the day is Olivia de Havilland, and my film pick for the actress is To Each His Own, which airs today at 2:15 A.M. (EST). This wartime melodrama finds middle-aged American Josephine “Jody” Norris (Olivia de Havilland) in the midst of World War II in London as she recounts her youth during…

Summer Under the Stars: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

TCM’s star of the day is Warren Beatty, and my film pick for the actor is Bonnie and Clyde, which airs today at 6:00 P.M. (EST). This biographical crime film follows the lives of infamous, Depression-era gangsters Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty). Bonnie meets Clyde by chance as he attempts to…

Summer Under the Stars: Kiss Me Kate (1953)

TCM’s star of the day is Ann Miller, and my film pick for the actress is Kiss Me Kate, which airs today at 12:00 A.M. (EST). This backstage musical follows divorced Broadway stars Fred Graham (Howard Keel) and Lilli Vanessi (Kathryn Grayson) as they attempt to put aside their differences to star together in a…

Summer Under the Stars: Magnificent Obsession (1954)

TCM’s star of the day is Rock Hudson, and my film pick for the actor is Magnificent Obsession, which airs today at 10:00 P.M. (EST). This Technicolor melodrama begins when reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) foolishly wrecks his speed boat. The town’s only resuscitator is needed to save his life. But at the same…

Summer Under the Stars: My Foolish Heart (1949)

TCM’s star of the day is Susan Hayward, and my film pick for the actress is My Foolish Heart, which airs today at 6:00 P.M. (EST). The film follows Eloise Winters (Susan Hayward) as she recounts what led up to her current situation after her old friend Mary Jane (Lois Wheeler) pays her a visit.…

Summer Under the Stars: The Band Wagon (1953)

TCM’s star of the day is Fred Astaire, and my film pick for the actor is The Band Wagon, which airs today at 6:00 P.M. (EST). In this backstage musical, aging Hollywood star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) returns to New York to revive his career on stage as his success in movies begins to wane.…