TCM will celebrate Angela Lansbury with a 24-hour movie marathon in November


Just days ago we lost Angela Lansbury, the legendary Lady of stage and screen, just before her 97th birthday. One of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Lansbury starred in a host of brilliant films and received numerous accolades for his talent. Before his death, Lansbury won six Tony Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award), six Golden Globe Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, and the Academy Honorary Award. Although she never took the statues home, she was graciously nominated for three Academy Awards, a Grammy Award and eighteen Primetime Emmy Awards. Lansbury was loved around the world over generations, her artistry and humility making her one of the most beloved celebrities in history.

To celebrate his life and career, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will host a 24-hour programming tribute next month. Lansbury’s film career has spanned nearly eight decades, and with over 50 films to choose from, TCM certainly has its pick of greats to showcase. The company also noted in its official press release that Lansbury was also a dear friend of TCM’s first host, Robert Osborne, and had attended two classic TCM film festivals in Hollywood.

She was a living legend and a strong supporter of cinema, and she will be missed. Keep reading below for Angela Lansbury’s full celebration marathon schedule.

TCM remembers Angela Lansbury

TCM isn’t kidding, because the movies they’ve picked to spotlight Lansbury’s storied career are all must-sees. Sure, his breakthrough performance in “Gaslight” gets love, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the filmed version of the Tony Award-winning musical production of “Sweeney Todd,” in which Lansbury created the role of Ms. Lovett, closing the marathon. Sorry, Disney fans, you’ll have to head to Disney+ for “Bedknobs and Broomsticks.”

  • 6:15 a.m. – “National Velvet” (1944) – A British farmer struggles to train a tough horse for the Grand National Steeplechase.
  • 08:30 — “The Three Musketeers” (1948) – Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic adventure about the king’s musketeers and their mission to protect France.
  • 10:45 a.m. – “Tenth Avenue Angel” (1948) – A tenement boy helps an ex-con find a new life.
  • 12:00 PM – ‘If Winter Comes’ (1947) – A scandal occurs when a well-meaning man takes in a pregnant girl.
  • 2:00 PM – ‘All Fall Down’ (1962) – A young drifter’s romance with an older woman is threatened by his possessive mother.
  • 4:00 PM – ‘Dear Heart’ (1964) – A middle-aged postwoman falls in love with an engaged man at a convention in New York.
  • 6:00 p.m. – “The Harvey Girls” (1946) – Straight-featured waitresses battle saloon girls to win the West for domesticity.
  • 8:00 PM – ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ (1962) – A Korean War hero doesn’t realize he’s been programmed to kill by the enemy.
  • 10:15 p.m. – ‘Gaslight’ (1944) – A newlywed is worried she’ll go crazy when strange things start happening in the family mansion.
  • 12:15 a.m. – ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ (1945) – A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
  • 2:15 – “Kind Lady” (1951) – A con man and his criminal cohorts hold an old lady hostage in her own home.
  • 03:45 – ‘Sweeney Todd’ (1982) – The adventures of a crazed barber with a penchant for slitting his customers’ throats, and his companion, a pastry chef who uses the victims’ remains as a filling for meat pies.

The TCM Angela Lansbury Celebration takes place on Monday, November 21, 2022.


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