Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to Paul Newman, who passed Friday at the age of 83, by dedicating its entire Sunday Oct. 12 schedule to the Oscar-winning actor.
TCM’s collection features top Newman performances in Somebody up There Like Me (1956), Hud (1963) and Cool Hand Luke (1967), as well as his directorial debut Rachel, Rachel (1968), co-starring his wife, Joanne Woodward.
The following is the complete schedule for the Newman tribute:
*6 a.m.: The Rack (1956) – Newman plays a Korean War veteran who has been brainwashed and is now on trial for treason in this taut drama based on a Rod Serling teleplay;
*8 a.m.: Until They Sail (1957) – This drama directed by Robert Wise tells the story of four sisters each struggling to find love and happiness in New Zealand during World War II., as Newman plays a Marine captain who falls for one of them, a widow played by Jean Simmons;
*10 a.m.: Torn Curtain (1966) – An American scientist pretends to be a defector in order to get some vital information in this Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Julie Andrews;
*12:15 p.m.: Exodus (1960) – Otto Preminger directed this epic adaptation of Leon Uris’ history of the Palestinian war. Newman plays an Israeli resistance leader, while Eva Marie Saint co-stars as an army nurse;
*3:45 p.m.: Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) – Newman and co-star Geraldine Page reprised their Broadway roles for this adaptation of the Tennessee Williams drama;
*6 p.m.: Hud – This modern western, based on a book by Larry McMurtry, features impeccable performances by Newman, who plays a restless youth who destroys virtually everything he touches, and Oscar winners Patricia Neal and Melvyn Douglas.
*8 p.m.: Somebody up There Likes Me – ThisWise-directed biography of boxer Rocky Graziano traces his rise from the streets of New York to a packed arena;
*10 p.m.: Cool Hand Luke – Newman gives a powerful and endearing performance as a member of a prison chain gang in this drama laced with ample doses of anti-establishment humor;
12:15 a.m.:Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) – Tennessee Williams’ classic drama comes to the screen with an outstanding cast headed by Newman and Elizabeth Taylor;
2:15 a.m.: Rachel, Rachel – Newman co-stars with wife Woodward, in this sensitive drama about a spinster trying to come out of her shell;
4 a.m.: The Outrage (1964) – Newman stars as a Mexican bandit accused of rape in this adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon
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