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More Cowbell!!

Here are highlights of the scheduled programming on SCCtv (Comcast Ch 28/ Wave Broadband Ch19) .  Remember, we simulcast our broadcast right here on our Web site, www.scctv.net .

Thanks to Igor, of Movie Marvels fame, for putting the schedule together!  Remember, it is always subject to change, depending on Igor's mood.

April 8

Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) 88 min. 9:00 P.M. and 12:30 A.M.

Leslie Howard plays Sir Percy Blakeney, an 18th century English aristocrat who leads a double life. He appears to be merely the effete aristocrat, but in reality is part of an underground effort to free French nobles from Robespierre's Reign of Terror. Based on the novel by Baroness Orczy. IMDb

Starring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon

Penny Serenade (1941) 119 min. 10:30 P.M. and 2:00 A.M.

A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy. IMDb

Starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne


April 15

St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959) 89 min.  9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

A gang's plans for a St. Louis bank robbery are complicated when the sister of one of the thieves starts voicing her well-founded suspicions.  IMDb

Starring Steve McQueen and Crahan Denton


Please Murder Me (1956) 75 min. 10:30 P.M. and 1:30 A.M.

A lawyer wins an a acquittal for his client, a woman accused of murder. After the verdict, he finds out that she indeed did commit the murder and manipulated him to win her acquittal. Guilt-ridden, and knowing that she can't be tried again for the murder, he devises a plan to bring her to justice. IMDb

Starring Angela Lansbury and Raymond Burr

April 22

Santa Fe Trail (1940) 110 min.
9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War. IMDb

Starring Eroll Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ronald Reagan and Van Heflin

Raiders of Old California (1957) 72 min.
10:50 P.M. and 1:50 A.M.

Raiders of Old California has everything to love about a B Western. There's plenty of action, with hombres biting the dust by the score, and an over the top performance by Jim Davis as the chief outlaw. And it's chock-full of those errors that makes watching these films such a hoot. Even though the story is supposedly set in 1840s and 1850s California, the land grant being fought over is supposedly "from the Pecos to the Rio Grande and north to Santa Fe", placing the setting solidly in Texas and New Mexico. All the uniforms are post-Civil War, and the weapons are Colt .45s and Winchester repeaters, weapons developed in the 1870s. The guns of course never run out of bullets, and even the "wild" cattle are domestic Herefords. Even the Comanches are misplaced, since they never made California their home.

But what's not to like about a film that has more than enough ridin', fightin', and shootin', and Marty Robbins cast against type as a vicious killer.   Raiders is the B Western at its best.  IMDb

Starring Lee Van Cleef, Marty Robbins and Faron Young

April 29

The Beachcomber (aka. Vessel of Wrath) (1938) 9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Ginger Ted, AKA Edward Claude Wilson (Charles Laughton) a drunkard and womanizer, and Miss Jones,(Elsa Lanchester) a missionary, live in the Alas Islands. During a cholera epidemic, Ginger Ted and Miss Jones are sent to an outlying part of the islands to run a hospital; on their return, their motorboat breaks down, and they are marooned overnight on a small island. Miss Jones is certain that Ginger Ted means to rape her as soon as the sun goes down. When morning comes and her virtue is still intact, she is convinced that he has had a change of heart and that he is a good man in spite of his many faults. Ginger Ted himself is outraged by this explanation; it never occurred to him to rape Miss Jones, who is middle-aged and unattractive. Nevertheless, at the end of the story, Miss Jones and Ginger Ted have married and Ginger Ted, now known as Edward, have moved back to England run an inn.  IMDb

Starring Charles Laughton and  Elsa Lanchester


The Smallest Show on Earth (aka. Big Time Operators) (1962) 10:30 P.M. and 1:30 A.M.

A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.  IMDb

Starring Peter Sellers and Virginia McKenna