TCM’s ultimate movie star showcase, Summer Under the Stars, returns as TCM pays tribute to 31 different stars in 31 days.
Highlights from this year's programming include Robert Mitchum's 100th birthday celebration and films dedicated to Elvis on the 40th anniversary of his death. Fans can interact with the programming via an interactive calendar of the stars, online quizzes and live tweeting events. And - two nights were programmed by TCM’s fanclub, Backlot.
Join us for 24 hours of programming from each of these stars, including these highlights below:
Marilyn Monroe: The Seven Year Itch (1955) Tuesday, August 1 at 8:00 pm (ET) A married man whose wife is on vacation falls for the blonde bombshell upstairs.
Gene Kelly: Singin' in the Rain (1952) Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 pm (ET) A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.
Sidney Poitier: To Sir, With Love (1967)
Thursday, August 10 at 8:00pm (ET)
A substitute teacher changes the lives of the slum children in his class.
Ginger Rogers: Kitty Foyle (1940)
Friday, August 11 at 8:00pm (ET)
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks endures scandal and heartbreak when she falls for a high-society boy.
John Wayne: The Quiet Man (1952)
Saturday, August 12 at 8:00pm (ET)
An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife.
Elvis Presley: Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Wednesday, August 16 at 10:00pm (ET)
A race-car driver falls for a pretty swimming instructor who wants him to slow down his career.
Angela Lansbury: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Saturday, August 19 at 8:00pm (ET)
A Korean War hero doesn't realize he's been programmed to kill by the enemy.
Cary Grant: The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Sunday, August 20 at 6:00pm (ET)
Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage.
Leslie Caron: Father Goose (1964) Sunday, August 27 at 5:45pm (ET) A WWII drifter finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their beautiful teacher.