TCM will be airing a marathon of James Garner films, tomorrow, Monday July 28. He was such a great actor and I know I was one of many really sad to hear of his passing last week. For years I had been suggesting he be invited to the TCM Film Festival and each year he didn't show. I tried to believe this was through some negligence on TCM's part but deep down I knew he probably wasn't healthy enough to come.
Even though I never got to meet the man I have seen enough of him in TV, film and interviews to know he was pretty swell. Just look at the picture of him and his daughter above. That's a good guy! I hope he's somewhere fun now with race cars and all the reefer he can handle.
Here's the line up for TCM tomorrow, the times are all eastern. I've put * next to three of my favorites. Further, if this just isn't enough Garner for you, and who could ever get enough, you can stream The Rockford Files on Netflix!
TCM Remembers James Garner – Monday, July 28
6 a.m. – Toward the Unknown (1956) – starring William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith and James Garner
8 a.m. – Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) – starring Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson and James Garner
9:30 a.m. – Grand Prix (1966) – starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Bedford and Yves Montand
12:30 p.m. – Cash McCall (1960) – James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch and Dean Jagger
2:15 p.m. – The Wheeler Dealers (1963) – starring James Garner, Lee Remick, Phil Harris and Chill Wills
4 p.m. – Darby's Rangers (1958) – starring James Garner, Etchika Choureau and Jack Warden
* 6:15 p.m. – Mister Buddwing (1966) – starring James Garner, Jean Simmons, Angela Lansbury and Suzanne Pleshette
8 p.m. – The Thrill of It All (1963) – starring Doris Day, James Garner and Arlene Francis
* 10 p.m. – The Americanization of Emily (1964) – starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Melvyn Douglas and James Coburn
Midnight – The Children's Hour (1961) – starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner and Miriam Hopkins
* 2 a.m. – Victor/Victoria (1982) – starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston and Lesley-Ann Warren
4:30 a.m. – Marlowe (1969) – starring James Garner, Rita Moreno, Sharon Farrell and Bruce Lee