The Turner Movie Channel’s (TCM, Rogers 48) definitive gay and lesbian film festival continues with a light-hearted look at Hollywood homophobia, sexual stereotypes and role reversal.
8 pm MANHATTAN PARADE (1931, dir: Lloyd Bacon, w/ Charles Butterworth, Winnie Lightner, Walter Miller) Early Warner Brothers backstage musical features a flamboyant costume designer named Paisley.
9:30 pm SYLVIA SCARLETT (1936, dir: George Cukor, w/a Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant) Wanted by the police, a con-woman disguised as a man attracts several male admirers.
11:15 pm TURNABOUT (1940, dir: Hal Roach, Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis) A bickering husband and wife magically switch sexes. From the Thorne Smith (Topper) novel.
12:45 am THAT TOUCH OF MINK (1962, dir: Delbert Mann, w/ Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young) Routine lightweight Doris Day vehicle includes a subplot about a psychiatrist convinced his patient (Young) is involved with another man (Grant). (Letterbox)
2:30 am THE PRODUCERS (1968, dir: Mel Brooks, w/ Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars) A talent-less theatre director and his hairdresser boyfriend mount a Broadway musical titled Springtime For Hitler. (Letterbox)
4 am DESIGNING WOMAN (1957, dir: Vincente Minnelli, w/ Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray) A butch sportswriter (Peck) marries a fashion designer (Bacal) but objects to her faggy friends. (Letterbox)