Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The TCM Memorial Day Marathon 2018

Again this year Turner Classic Movies will be showing military-themed movies in honour of Memorial Day. This year's Memorial Day marathon begins on May 25 at 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central and lasts through May 28. This year will see some truly great films aired.

Obviously the annual Memorial Day Marathon will see several war movies aired, including some of the classics of the genre. TCM is showing The Guns of Navarone on Friday, May 25 at 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central. If is followed by The Dirty Dozen  at 11:00 PM Eastern/10:00 PM Central. On Memorial Day itself they are showing The Great Escape at 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central, followed by The Bridge on the River Kwai at 11:00 PM Eastern/10:00 PM Central. Over the weekend Turner Classic Movies will also be showing such classic war movies as Twelve O'Clock High, Kelly's Heroes, Darby's Rangers, Where Eagles Dare and yet others.

Of course, there are also films for those who might not particularly like war movies. TCM is showing two of the all time great military themed comedies. At 3:30 PM Eastern/2:30 PM Central they are showing No Time for Sergeants. It is followed by Mister Roberts at 5:45 PM Eastern/4:45 PM Central. For those who love the patriotic morale boosters of World War II, TCM is showing Thousands Cheer, Stage Door Canteen, and Hollywood Canteen early Saturday morning. For those whose tastes run more to drama, TCM is showing From Here to Eternity at 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central on May 26 and The Best Years of Our Lives at 5:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Central on Memorial Day itself. There is even a movie for fans of film noir. On Noir Alley there will be The Clay Pigeon.

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