This Week’s Movie Menu: Debbie Reynolds, Kevin Kline, James Stewart, Steve McQueen, Judy Holliday, John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn & more
With school in session, and fall routines starting, take a break with a movie at home this weekend.
Here’s what you can find on broadcast and cable stations.
Friday, Sept. 8
The Catered Affair (1956)
Debbie Reynolds shines in one of her first dramatic roles as a young woman hoping to have a simple wedding. Then her mother gets involved.
9:30 p.m. TCM
Saturday, Sept. 9
Oscar winner Kevin Kline shines in an odd musical bio pic of Broadway composer Cole Porter. While the movie never finds its rhythm, Kline is a delight.
9:30 a.m. Flix
Cinderella Man (2005)
Russell Crowe offers an interesting portrayal of an over-the-hill boxer in Ron Howard’s family drama that failed at the box office.
11:35 a.m. Flix
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Diane Lane captivates as a woman searching for her soul on the Italian countryside. How fun to suffer amidst such lovely scenery.
10:30 a.m. FXM
Rear Window (1954)
James Stewart plays the ultimate nosy neighbor in this classic thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock. This may be the director’s best film.
12 noon TCM
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Joanne Woodward won an Oscar for playing a woman who experiences three distinct personalities. No surprise this commanding actress dominates the screen.
2:15 p.m. TCM
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn team up in this sequel to Wayne’s Oscar-winning turn in True Grit with bits and pieces of The African Queen tossed into the mix.
6 p.m. TCM
Steve McQueen races the streets of San Francisco in a crime thriller that was later parodied, with lots of style, in the 1972 comedy What’s Up, Doc.
8 p.m. TCM
Sunday, Sept. 10
It Should Happen to You! (1954)
Fresh from winning an Oscar for Born Yesterday, Judy Holliday shines opposite Jack Lemmon in this delightful comedy of young people trying to land success and romance in Manhattan.
1:15 p.m. TCM
Auntie Mame (1958)
Rosalind Russell is the ultimate playmate in this delightful screen adaptation of the stage hit about everyone’s favorite eccentric relative. Listen carefully for the delightful one liners.
3 p.m. TCM