JANUARY ON TCM: THE FILMS OF ALEXANDER KORDA
Two evenings of films by Korda are introduced by the U.S. premiere of the documentary Churchill and the Movie Mogul (2019), produced, written and directed by John Fleet and narrated by Dilly Barlow, with archival appearances by Korda, Winston Churchill, Charles Chaplin, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Leslie Howard, and others. The documentary looks at the unique collaboration between Korda and the British prime minister, who provided historical advice and help with screenplays for the producer’s movies during the World War II era.
With this Special Theme, TCM looks back at the “Golden Age of Hollywood,” beginning in the late 1920s and extending into the ’60s when moviemaking was dominated by a group of studios known as the “Big Five”: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros., 20th Century-Fox, Paramount and RKO.
Academy Award® winner Humphrey Bogart stars in this iconic film noir as tough San Francisco private detective Sam Spade in the classic, convoluted story of Spade’s involvement with a deadly band of international thieves who will lie, double cross and murder to obtain a small, jewel-encrusted statue known as The Maltese Falcon. It’s thrilling, it’s chilling, and it’s back on the big screen for a special 80th anniversary event that includes exclusive insights from TCM.