TCM to Mark 60th Anniversary of Beginning of Korean War with 24-Hour Marathon On June 24

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June 10th, 2010

via press release:

TCM to Mark 60th Anniversary of Beginning of Korean War with 24-Hour Marathon Beginning Thursday, June 24, at 8 p.m. (ET)

At dawn on June 25, 1950, forces from the Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th parallel and began attacking troops from the Republic of Korea Army, beginning what would become to be known as the Korean War.  Now, 60 years later, as tensions between North Korea and South Korea continue to fester, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will commemorate the conflict with 24 hours of outstanding films, beginning Thursday, June 24, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

TCM’s commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War will include the TCM premiere of the exceptional documentary This is Korea (1951), directed by John Ford.  Other films include such dramas as The Steel Helmet(1951) and Men of the Fighting Lady (1954), as well as the TCM premieres ofMen in War (1957), Tank Battalion (1958), The Bamboo Prison (1954), All the Young Men (1960) and Hell in Korea (1956).

The following is a complete rundown of TCM’s marathon marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.  (All times Eastern.  Titles in bold are TCM premieres.)

Thursday, June 24
8 p.m.    Men in War (1957) – starring Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray and Vic Morrow.
10 p.m.    This Is Korea (1951) – documentary directed by John Ford.
11 p.m.    The Steel Helmet (1951) – starring Gene Evans, Robert Hutton and Steve Brodie
12:30 a.m.    Men of the Fighting Lady (1954) – starring Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon and Louis Calhern.
2 a.m.    I Want You (1951) – starring Dana Andrews, Dorothy McGuire and Farley Granger.
3:45 a.m.    Battle Circus (1953) – starring Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson and Keenan Wynn.
5:15 a.m.    Tank Battalion (1958) – starring Don Kelly, Marjorie Hellen, Edward G. Robinson Jr. and Frank Gorshin.

Friday, June 25
6:45 a.m.    Mission Over Korea (1953) – starring John Hodiak, John Derek, Audrey Totter and Maureen O’Sullivan.
8:15 a.m.    Battle Taxi (1955) – starring Arthur Franz and Marshall Thompson.
9:45 a.m.    The Bamboo Prison (1955) – starring Robert Francis, Dianne Foster, Brian Keith and E.G. Marshall.
11:15 a.m.    All the Young Men (1960) – starring Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier and James Darren.
12:45 p.m.    Take the High Ground! (1953) – starring Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Elaine Stewart and Russ Tamblyn.
2:30 p.m.    Time Limit (1957) – starring Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels and June Lockhart.
4:30 p.m.    The Rack (1956) – starring Paul Newman, Walter Pidgeon, Wendell Corey and Edmond O’Brien.
6:30 p.m.    Hell in Korea (1956) – starring George Baker, Harry Andrews and Stanley Baker.

Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world.  Currently seen in 85 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 stages special events and screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood; produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs; and hosts a wealth of materials at its Web site, www.tcm.com.  TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

 
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