Saturday, July 4, 2009

Turner Classic Movies to Pay Tribute to Oscar®-Winning Actor Karl Malden

Release Date: 7/1/2009

Turner Classic Movies to Pay Tribute to Oscar®-Winning Actor Karl Malden Friday, July 10

Primetime Collection to Feature On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire and Birdman of Alcatraz

The following is the complete schedule for TCM’s July 10 tribute to Karl Malden:

8 p.m. (ET) On the Waterfront (1952) – Malden earned an Oscar-nomination for his performance as a priest who helps prize-fighter wannabe Marlon Brando come to terms with a corrupt boss. Elia Kazan’s gritty drama co-stars Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint and Lee J. Cobb.

10 p.m. (ET) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) – Malden took home an Academy Award when he reprised his Broadway role for Elia Kazan’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play. Fellow Oscar winners Vivian Leigh and Kim Hunter co-star, along with screen powerhouse Marlon Brando.

12:15 a.m. (ET) Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) – Malden co-starred opposite Burt Lancaster in this true story about Robert Stroud, a convict who became a world-renowned bird expert. Thelma Ritter, Betty Field, Neville Brand and Telly Savalas also star in this John Frankenheimer drama.

Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network celebrating 15 years of presenting great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 80 million homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, along with hosting a wealth of materials at its Web site, TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.


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