Picto-Sked returns! This is a feature that I will usually run at least a couple of times during TCM's Summer Under the Stars schedule.
The Picto-Sked below gathers the entire August 9, 2014 schedule of William Powell movies playing on TCM and illustrates each with an actual period newspaper advertisement to give a little extra flavor of the times.
Past Picto-Skeds have proved popular with readers and even though they take me almost as long to build as posts that take a bit more thinking, I do honestly get a kick out of hunting down all of the old matching ads.
The schedule following below is for movies showing on Turner Classic Movies in the US with all times Eastern Daylight Time. Any past reviews, biographies or other relevant articles that I've written will be linked within the listings.
Without further ado, William Powell day on TCM's Summer Under the Stars:
6:00 am EDT - The Road to Singapore (1931)
Starring William Powell, Doris Kenyon and Marian Marsh, directed by Alfred Green.
7:30 am - Jewel Robbery (1932)
Starring William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson and directed by William Dieterle.
While it did try to be a little saucy at the bottom left I found that one a little bland overall, so here's a bonus ad:
8:45 am - Lawyer Man (1933)
10:00 am - Double Harness (1933)
Starring Ann Harding, William Powell, Lucille Browne, directed by John Cromwell.
11:15 am - Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Bonus Re-Release ad from 1937 making mention of Dillinger infamy:
1:00 pm - Libeled Lady (1936)
2:45 pm - Double Wedding (1937)
Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Florence Rice, John Beal, directed by Richard Thorpe.
4:30 pm - I Love You Again (1940)
Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe, directed by W.S. Van Dyke.
6:15 pm - Love Crazy (1941)
Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick and Jack Carson. Directed by Jack Conway.
Daffy as a daffodil?
8:00 pm - The Thin Man (1934)
Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, directed by W.S. Van Dyke.
9:45 pm - After the Thin Man (1936)
Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke.
Bonus vintage trading card, because who can get enough Asta?
11:45 pm - Crossroads (1942)
Starring William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Claire Trevor, Basil Rathbone, directed by Jack Conway.
1:15 am - Mister Roberts (1955)
Starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon. Directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy.
Sorry, that was the best I could find -- the 1950s ads just weren't as good as the earlier ones.
3:30 am - The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Fernando Lamas, William Powell, Gig Young and James Whitmore, directed by Richard Thorpe.
No image of Powell! I've got you covered with another old trading card:
4:45 am - High Pressure (1932)
Starring William Powell, Evelyn Brent, Frank McHugh, George Sidney, Guy Kibbee and Evalyn Knapp, directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
I hope you enjoy the movies!
Barring any surprises I do plan to be back tomorrow with an article about one of the Carole Lombard movies that TCM will be playing on Sunday.