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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.seattlecolleges.tv.

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

July 11

La Ciociara (a.k.a. Two Women) (1960) 9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter, Rosetta, flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second world war. They travel to the village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in the village, the mother does everything to protect Rosetta. However, on one occasion they both get raped by soldiers hiding in a church. This cruel event is too much for the always powerful fighting Cesira and she suffers from a breakdown. During their stay in the village, a young intellectual, Michele falls in love with Cesira who does not know how to reply to the advances of such a gentleman. (IMDB)

Starring Sophia Loren and Jean-Paul Belmondo

Waterfront (1944) 10:40 P.M. and 1:40 A.M.

A Nazi spy passes himself off as an optometrist in San Francisco's waterfront district. Someone robs him of his codebook, and he must get it back. (IMDB)

July 18

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

July 25

Scarlet Street (1945)

Starring Edward G. RobinsonJoan Bennett and Dan Duryea

Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. That rainy night, he rescues delectable Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, amateur painter Chris lets Kitty think he's a wealthy artist. At Johnny's urging, she lets Chris establish her in an apartment (with his shrewish wife's money). There, Chris paints masterpieces; but Johnny sells them under Kitty's name, with disastrous and ironic results.  IMDb

Cause for Alarm! (1951)

Starring  Loretta YoungBarry Sullivan and Bruce Cowling.

Invalid George Jones is both physically and mentally ill. He mistakenly believes his wife Ellen and his doctor are having an affair and also planning to kill him. He writes a letter to his lawyer detailing their alleged murder plot. After he has Ellen give the letter to their postman, he reveals its contents to her and then threatens her with a gun. The excitement proves to much and George suffers a fatal collapse. Now Ellen must find a way to retrieve the incriminating letter. IMDb

August 1

Symphony of Living (1935) 75 min.
10:30 P.M. and 1:30 A.M.

There is this old concertmaster of the Cosmopolitian Orchestra and he is about to realize his life-long ambition of appearing as a soloist with the orchestra, when an accident robs him of use of his right hand. His children, upon learning of his misfortune, immediately desert him knowing he will no longer provide them with money. So Adolph Greig sinks lower and lower and becomes a street beggar, too proud to ask for help from his friends and unable to find his son or daughter. One night, standing in front of the concert hall, he sinks to the street from hunger and fatigue. He is picked up by two men associated with the orchestra, Mancini and Rozzini, and they take him to Rozzini's and they develop a plan whereby they will set up Greig in a next-door studio where he can give violin lessons. A young violin genius named Carl Rupert shows up and, with the aid of Mancini and Rozzini, Greig starts the boy off on a brilliant career. Or, what promised to be a brilliant career until his long-lost mother shows up. IMDb

Starring Evelyn Brent and Al Shean

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946) 93 min.
9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Poor Andy, all he wants to do is get to town and continue to woo his girl and ask her hand in marriage. Andrew "Andy" Hardy met his sweetheart Kay Wilson in college, but has since served in the military and is now being discharged. Getting back to Kay may be the hardest thing of them all to accomplish. He arrives in town alright, but things start to go awry from there. Question is, will he succeed? IMDb

Starring Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone and Sara Haden

August 8

At War with the Army (1950) 93 min.
9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Martin and Lewis are former nightclub partners who are now enlisted in the Army. Sergeant Puccinelli (Dean Martin) now ranks above his former partner, Private First Class Korwin (Jerry Lewis). Puccinelli is desperately trying to get transferred from his dull job to active duty overseas. Meanwhile, all Korwin wants is a pass to see his wife and new baby. In addition, they have to avoid the wrath of Sergeant McVey (Mike Kellin).
Along the way they both get to sing a few songs, and they get to recreate a scene from Going My Way where they imitate Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald.  IMDb

Starring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin

The Flying Deuces (1939) 69 min.
10:35 P.M. and 1:35 A.M.

Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with, is already married to dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois. To forget her, he joins the Legion, taking Stanley with him. Their bumbling eventually gets them charged with desertion and sentenced to a firing squad. They manage to escape in a stolen airplane, but crash after a wild ride. IMDb

Starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

August 15

Made for Each Other(1939) 9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M.

Young lawyer meets and marries girl after knowing her one day. Takes bride home to meet his mother who disapproves of the marriage. Lawyer thinks everything will be fine as he moves up the ladder of the law firm. He doesn't and things get tough. A baby makes things even tougher.IMDb

Starring James Stewart and Carole Lombard

That Uncertain Feeling(1941) 10:35 P.M. and 1:35 A.M.

Against her better judgement, happily married Jill Baker is persuaded to see a popular psychoanalyst about her psychosomatic hiccups. Soon, she's disillusioned about husband Larry; and one day in the doctor's waiting room she meets pianist Alexander Sebastian, who's even more confused than she is. Can this marriage be saved? Larry has a plan that is pure Lubitsch...IMDb

Starring Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas and Burgess Meredith

August 22

Second Chorus (1940) 84 min. 10:30 P.M. and 1:30 A.M

When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller.

Starring Fred Astaire and Paulette Goddard

The Girl From Calgary (1932) 64 min.  10:30 P.M. and 1:30 A.M.

A French-Canadian girl is a champion bronc rider and is also a nightclub singer. An ambitious young man sees her act one night and is struck by her talent, realizing that she is good enough to become a Broadway star. He convinces her to accompany him to New York, where she indeed does become a Broadway star. However, the young man finds himself being squeezed out by greedy Broadway producers who see the talented young girl as their own personal gold mine.  IMDb

Starring Fifi D'Orsay, Paul Kelly and Robert Warwick

August 29

The Stork Club (1945) 98 min. 9:00 P.M and 12:00 A.M.

A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man, he decides to repay her by anonymously giving her a bank account, a luxury apartment and a charge account at a department store. When her boyfriend (DeFore) returns from overseas, he thinks she is a kept woman. 

Starring Betty Hutton and Barry Fitzgerald

So This is Washington (1943) 64 min.  10:40 P.M and 1:40 A.M.

A HAY-MAKER of LAUGHTER... with our corn-fed cronies cuttin' up in the Capital! Lum and Abner go to Washington to aid in the war effort by giving the government what they think is a good substitute for rubber--Abner's homemade licorice.

Starring Lum and Abner

September 5

Two labor themed films for Labor Day.

Salt of the Earth (1954) 94 min. 9:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M

Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. The film is an early treatment of feminism, because the wives of the miners play a pivotal role in the strike, against their husbands wishes. In the end, the greatest victory for the workers and their families is the realization that prejudice and poor treatment are conditions that are not always imposed by outside forces. This film was written, directed and produced by members of the original "Hollywood Ten," who were blacklisted for refusing to answer Congressional inquiries on First Amendment grounds. Written by Bob Shields <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. IMDb

Starring Will Geer and David Wolfe

Our Daily Bread (1934) 74 min. 10:40 P.M. and 1:40 A.M.

John and Mary sims are city-dwellers hit hard by the financial fist of The Depression. Driven by bravery (and sheer desperation) they flee to the country and, with the help of other workers, set up a farming community - a socialist mini-society based upon the teachings of Edward Gallafent. The newborn community suffers many hardships - drought, vicious raccoons and the long arm of the law - but ultimately pull together to reach a bread-based Utopia. Written by Barry Manhampton IMDb