Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

WWI Movies on Turner Classics for October

We have a fair number of World War I themed films appearing on Turner Classic Movies this month, including several on the morning and afternoon of the 24th.  All times are Central.

The Lost Patrol (1934).  Directed by John Ford, and stars Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, and Wallace Ford.  Airs at 6:15 a.m., Thursday, October 4th.

Doctor Zhivago (1965).  Directed by David Lean, and stars Omar Sharif, and Julie Christie.  Airs at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 10th.

Rasputin, the Mad Monk. (1966).  Stars Christopher Lee.  Airs at 3:30 a.m., Thursday, October 11th.

And here we go on the 24th.  Hope we have this kind of showing next month around the anniversary of the Armistice:

The Lost Squadron (1932).  Stars Richard Dix and Robert Armstrong.  Airs at 5:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 24th.

Flight Commander (1930).  Directed by Howard Hawks, and stars Douglas Fairbanks and Neil Hamilton.  Airs at 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 24th.

Ace of Aces (1933).  Stars Richard Dix and Ralph Bellamy.  Airs at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 24th.

The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)  Stars Fredric March and Cary Grant.  Airs at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 24th.

Today We Live (1933).  Directed by Howard Hawks, and stars Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper and Robert Young.  Airs at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, October 24th.

Suzy (1936).  Stars Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, and Cary Grant.  Airs at 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, October 24th.

The Dawn Patrol (1938).  Stars Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone and David Niven.  Airs at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24th.

Makes you wonder what short features they’ll show between those films on the 24th, doesn’t it?


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.

1 Comment

  1. Blair Tarr

    Apologies this morning–in the rush to go through the October listings, I missed a biggie that aired last night–Lawrence of Arabia. Of course, if one wishes to watch it, the options are probably easier to find then some films!

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