Monday, February 17, 2020

TCM Spotlight in March: Life at Sea

In March, the TCM Spotlight is on Life at Sea. Except for March 2, every Monday night during the month Turner Classic Movies is showing movies set on the ocean, from disaster movies to swashbucklers to World War II epics.

TCM Spotlight: Life at Sea begins March 9 with The Poseidon Adventure (1972) at 7:00 PM. It is followed by The Sea Wolf (1941), The Last Voyage (1960), A Night to Remember (1958), and The Wreck of the Mary Dreare (1959). On March 16 TCM is showing Captain Blood (1935), The Sea Wolf (1941), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), The Crimson Pirate (1952), and The Boy and the Pirates (1960). Destination Tokyo (1943), Torpedo Run (1953), Ice Station Zebra (1968), and Operation Pacific (1951) are airing on March 23. Turner Classic Movies ends TCM Spotlight: Life at Sea on March 30 with Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1960), The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953), Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1960), and Underwater! (1955).

Turner Classic Movies is showing some truly great films for TCM Spotlight: Life at Sea, including The Poseidon Adventure, A Night to Remember, Captain Blood, and The Crimson Pirate. That having been said, I do wish that TCM was airing A Night to Remember (the best movie about the Titanic ever made) and The Crimson Pirate (an early example of steampunk) in prime time. They are two of my favourites and both are airing rather late at night (A Night to Remember at 1:00 AM Central and The Crimson Pirate at 2:15 AM Central). I also noticed one glaring omission: The Black Swan (1942). Quite simply, I consider The Black Swan to be the greatest pirate movie ever made. If one is going to show movies about life at sea, I would think it would absolutely have to be included.

Regardless, if one loves the ocean or adventures at sea, I am sure he or she will want to tune into TCM on Monday nights in March.

1 comment:

Caftan Woman said...

No "Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise"? Well, the other movies will have to do.

Life at Sea looks like a terrific spotlight to depend on during the month.

A glass of wine, "Remember the Night", and a good cry. Yes!