Well —  we have only two films that we can see on TCM this month.  Both are films that often run on TCM, often enough that you can probably guess what they are.  We’ll even give you time to guess:



Made your guesses?  OK, first up is a film that should have you humming “Over There” at the end.  That’s right, it’s the biopic of George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).  It airs at 7:00 p.m. on June 14, presumably because it’s Flag Day.  It stars James Cagney, Joan Leslie, and Walter Huston.

Did you guess correctly?

Next one up airs at 11:00 a.m. on June 25th.  If you are thinking Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan and once again, Joan Leslie, you must be thinking Sergeant York (1941.)

To be fair, they are both classic films.  It’s just that they seem at times to be held up as the ONLY two WWI films in existence.

Happy viewing!


Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.