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TCM Silent Movie Schedule

May 2019
by Vaughn Aubuchon - Disclaimer
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PURE FRUSTRATION !
NO SCHEDULE !!!!!!!!!!

TCM VEXES!
TCM INSISTS on waiting until 24 hours before air time, BEFORE they announce the silent movie shows.
Usually on Tuesdays and Sundays.

I cannot continue doing this page under these conditions.


There are 2 possibilities -
1. Total Incompetence

     
- They are Utterly Clueless
     - No Leadership

2. Intentional Sabotage
     - They Don't Want Viewers
     - Somebody being paid off?

Is this a business, or just some silly game? Isn't someone losing money? What is the point? Why does no one care?

This is very confounding to -
     - Avid aficionados
     - Students of the Genre
     - Great silent-era enthusiasts.

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Here are the 24 silent movies playing on TCM in the month of May.

I hope that this list of Silent Movies will enlighten and entertain you. Since the hit-or-miss "Sunday Night Silents" doesn't mean a thing anymore, a daily guide is now absolutely required. Here it is.

May         2019    (10 24 silents)
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Latest Ranking of This Page
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Older Months Archive

April         2019   (16 silents)

March      2019    (10 silents)

February  2019    (13 silents)

January    2019    (10 silents)

December 2018   (7 silents)

November 2018   (27 silents)
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MAY 2019
24 Silents
May
Date

Day

PST
Time

Silent Movie
Distributor

Actors

Year
3

Fri.

5 AM

The Arabian Knights
United Artists

William Boyd
Mary Astor
Louis Wolheim
Michael Vavitch
Ian Keith
De Witt Jennings

1927

-

5
Sun.

9:30 PM

Comrades
Biograph

Jeanie MacPherson
John Dillion
Del Henderson
Mack Sennett

1911

9:45 PM

Life in the Balance
Keystone

William Hauber
Laura Oakley
Dave Anderson
Dot Farley
Rube Miller
Ford Sterling

1913

10:05 PM

Shot in the Excitement
Keystone

Grover Ligon
Rube Miller
Josef Swickard
Al "Fuzzy" St. John
Alice Howell
Edwin Frazee

1914

10:?? PM

Great Toe Mystery, The
Keystone

Grover Ligon
Dixie Chene
Alice Howell
Charley Chase
Rube Miller
Harry McCoy

1914

10:15 PM

The Noise of Bombs
Keystone

Charles Murray
Harry McCoy
Dixie Chene
Lucille Ward

Edward F. Cline
Edgar Kennedy

1914

10:30 PM

His Bitter Pill
Keystone

Shorty Hamilton
Tom Kennedy
Rudy Unholz
Ella Haynes
Louella Maxam

Malcolm St. Vlaire
Mac Swain

1916

SORRY!
Here is an example where the 6 movies above appeared in the schedule less than 24 HOURS before show time. THIS HAPPENS FREQUENTLY, especially on Tuesdays and Sundays.

For a REAL kick-in-the-teeth,
3 different schedules are shown.


1. New Comcast system (1 order)
2. Old Comcast system (another order).
3. The Internet schedule (yet another order).

One cannot fashion a silk purse from a sow's ear.

It ain't no fun watching the movies, when you are forced to create the d@mn schedule at the same time.
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19

Sun.

10:07 PM

Bobby Bumps Starts for School
Animated short
Bray Studios

Director: Earl Hurd
Writer: Earl Hurd

1917

ORDER as announced ON May 18
    - in TCM Guide


Bobby Bumps Caught in Jamb . . . . (11) 10:25

3. Bobby Bumps Gets A Substitute . . . . . 9:44

1. Bobby Bumps
and Pointer Pup . . . . . . 9:30

Bobby Bumps - Hunting, Fishing . . (13) 10:34

Bobby Bumps at the Dentist . . . . . . (10) 10:22

Bobby Bumps, Surf Rider . . . . . . . . . (9) 10:18

Bobby Bumps, Chef . . . . . . . . . . . . . (8) 10:13

6. Bobby Bumps - Fido's Party . . . . . . . 10:05

Bobby Bumps Starts for School . . . (7) 10:07
Intermission Malone

Bobby Bump's Last Smoke . . . . . . . (12) 10:30

4. Bobby Bumps - Book Agent . . . . . . . . 9:51

Bobby Bumps in Master's Voice . . . (14) 10:36

2. Bobby Bump's Fly Swatter . . . . . . . . . 9:37

5. Bobby Bumps Adopts A Turtle . . . . . . 9:58

#. Order given in COMCAST Guide
     - AND actual showtime order

This was a real treat!
How's about some lead time, TCM?

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1918

1916

1916

1921

1918

1917

1917

1917

1917


1919

1916

1921

1916

1917

-

20

Mon.

11:45 PM

The Trail of '98
MGM

Delores del Rio
Ralph Forbes
Karl Dane
Harry Carey
Tully Marshall
George Cooper

1928

-

26

Sun.

9 PM

A Bird's A Bird

Do-Re-MI-Boom!

Gussie's Day of Rest

Dirty Work in a Laundry

A Lover's Lost Control

Dizzy Heights and Daring

1915

1915

1915

1915

1915

1915
27

Mon.

The Big Parade

They did it again.
Unannounced 24 hours earlier.
I can't do this any more.
It is a fool's errand.

TCM doesn't GIVE A D@MN.
DONE!
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1925

Source:
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/monthly.html

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OLDER MONTHS ARCHIVE

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APRIL 2019
16 Silents
Apr.
Date

Day

PST
Time

Silent Movie
Distributor

Actors

Year

-

1

Mon.

5 PM

Torrent
MGM

Ricardo Cortez
Greta Garbo
Gertrude Olmstead

Edward Connelly
Lucien Littlefield
Martha Mattox

1926

-

6:45 PM

The Temptress
MGM.

Greta Garbo
Antonio Moreno
Marc McDermott
Roy D'Arcy
Lionel Barrymore

1926

8:45 PM

The Mysterious Lady
MGM

Greta Garbo
Conrad Nagel
Gustav von Seyffertitz
Edward Connelly
Richard Alexander

1928

10:30 PM

The Kiss
MGM

Greta Garbo
Conrad Nagel
Holmes Herbert
Anders Randolf
Lew Ayres

1929

11:45 PM

The Single Standard
MGM

Greta Garbo
Nils Asther
Johnny Mack Brown
Dorothy Sebastian
Lane Chandler
Mahlon Hamilton

1929

2

Tues.

6:15 AM

The Gold Rush
United Artists

Charlie Chaplin
Georgia Hale
Max Swain
Tom Murray
Malcolm Waite

1925

-

8:00 AM

Sunnyside
First National

Charlie Chaplin
Edna Purviance
Henry Bergman
Tom Wilson
Olive Ann Alcorn

1919

3

Wed.

3:00 AM

The Battleship Potemkin
Mosfilm

Aleksandr Antonov
Vladimir Barksy
Grigori Aleksandrov

1925

-

4

Thur.

5:00 PM

Flesh and the Devil
MGM

Greta Garbo
John Gilbert
Lars Hanson
Barbara Kent
William Orlamond
George Fawcett

1926

-

7:15 PM

Love
MGM

Greta Garbo
John Gilbert
George Fawcett
Emily Fitzroy
Brandon Hurst

1927

9 PM

A Woman of Affairs
MGM

Greta Garbo
John Gilbert
Lewis Stone
Johnny Mack Brown
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Hobart Bosworth

1928

7

Sun.

9:30 PM

The Best Man
Mack Sennett

Jimmy Hertz
Joy Lind
Carole Lombard
Mary Mayberry
Gertrude Garrett

1928

-

Thundering Fleas
Hal Roach

Oliver Hardy
Charlie Hall
Joe Cobb
Mary Kornman
Charley Young
Martha Sleeper

1926

Bright Eyes
Mack Sennett

Patrick Kelly
Dave Anderson
John J. Richardson
Phyllis Haver
Ben Turpin
Gordon Lewis

1922

16

Tues.

The Gold Rush
United Artists

Charlie Chaplin
Georgia Hale
Max Swain
Tom Murray
Malcolm Waite

1925

-

21

Sun.

10 PM

The King of Kings
Pathe Exchange

H.B. Warner
Dorothy Cumming
Ernest Torrence
Joseph Schildkraut
Jame Neill

1927

Source:
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/monthly.html

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250 - 450

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MARCH 2019
10 Silents
Feb.
Date

Day

PST
Time

Silent Movie
Distributor

Actors

Year

-

5

Tues.

5 PM

The Wild Party
Paramount

Clara Bow
Fredric March
Marceline Day
Shirley O'Hara
Adrienne Dore
Joyce Compton

1929

-

10

Sun.

9 PM

When A Man Loves
Warner Bros.

John Barrymore
Delores Costello
Warner Oland
Sam De Grasse
Holmes Herbert

1927

-

17

Sun.

9 PM

The Bride's Play
Paramount

Marion Davies
Jack O'Brien
Frank Shannon
Wyndham Standing

1921

-

19

Tues.

8 AM

Weary River
First National

Richard Barthelmess
Betty Compson
Louis Natheaux

1929

-

9:45 AM

Street Girl
RKO

Betty Compson
John Harron
Jack Oakie
Ned Sparks

1929

11:15 AM

On with the Show
Warner Bros.

Betty Compson
Louise Fazenda
Sally O'Neill
Joe E. Brown

1929

24

Sun.

9:15 PM

Wild Oranges
Goldwyn Pictures

Virginia Valli
Frank Mayo
Foed Sterling
Nigel De Brulier

1924

-

26

Tues.

3:45 AM

Madcap Ambrose
(no wiki)

Polly Moran
Louis Morrison
Mai Wells
Edgar Kennedy

1916

-

8:45 AM

Thirst
(no wiki, no nuttin!)

May Emory
Tom Kennedy
Joey Jacobs

1917

31

Sun.

9:15 PM

Souls For Sale
Goldwyn Pictures

Eleanor Boardman
Mae Busch
Richard Dix
Lew Cody

Barbara LaMarr

1923

-

Source:
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/monthly.html

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40

50

250 - 450

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FEBRUARY 2019
13 Silents
Feb.
Date

Day

PST
Time

Silent Movie
Distributor

Actors

Year

-

The 13th is where its at in February 2019.

1

Fri.

5 PM

Sunrise
Union Theatres

George O'Brien
Janet Gaynor
Margaret Livingstone
Bodil Rosing
J. Farrell McDonald
Ralph Sipperly

1926

-

7 PM

Street Angel
FOX Film

Janet Gaynor
Charles Farrell
Alberto Rabagliati
Gino Conti
Guido Trento
Henry Armetta

1928

7

Thurs

3:15 AM

Weary River
First National

Richard Barthelmess
Betty Compson
William Holden
Louis Natheaux
George Stone

1929

-

12

Tues

White Shadows in the South Seas
MGM

Monte Blue
Raquel Torres
Robert Anderson
Clyde de Vinna
George Nagel
Bob Roberts

1928

-

13

Wed.

3:00
AM

Racket, The
Paramount

Thomas Meighan
Marie Prevost
Louis Wolheim
George Stone
John Darrow
Skeets Gallagher

1928

4:30
AM

Two Arabian Knights
United Artists

William Boyd
Mary Astor
Louis Wolheim
Michael Vavitch
Ian Keith
De Witt Jennings

1927

6:15
AM

A Woman of Affairs
MGM

Greta Garbo
John Gilbert
Lewis Stone
John Mack Brown
Douglas Fairbanks
Hobart Bosworth

1928

8:15
AM

Our Dancing Daughters
MGM

Joan Crawford
John Mack Brown
Nils Asther
Dorothy Sebastian
Anita Page
Kathlyn Williams

1928

10:00
AM

The Divine Lady
First National

Corinne Griffith
Victor Varconi
H.B. Warner
Ian Keith
Marie Dressler
Montagu Love

1929

12:00
PM

Sadie Thompson
United Artists

Gloria Swanson
Lionel Barrymore
Raoul Walsh
Blanch Federici
Charles Lane
Florence Midgley

1928

1:45
PM

The Crowd
MGM

Eleanor Boardman
James Murray
Bert Roach
Estelle Clark
Daniel G. Tomlinson
Dell Henderson

1928

3:30
PM

Speedy
Paramount

Harold Lloyd
Ann Christy
Bert Woodruff
Brooks Benedict
Babe Ruth
Dan Wolheim

1928

24

Sun.

5 PM

The Broadway Melody
MGM

Anita Page
Bessie Love

Charles King
Jed Prouty
Kenneth Thompson
Edward Dillon

1929

-

Source:
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/monthly.html

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40

50

250 - 450

50

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JANUARY 2019
10 Silents
Jan.
Date

Day

PST
Time

Silent Movie
Distributor

Actors

Year

-

3

Thurs

3:00
AM

The Patsy
MGM

Marion Davies
Orville Caldwell
Marie Dressler
Dell Henderson
Lawrence Gray
Jane Winton

1928

-

5

Sat

11:15
PM

Modern Times
United Artists

Charlie Chaplin
Paulette Goddard
Henry Bergman
Stanley Sandford
Chester Conklin
Hank Mann

1936

6

Sun.

9:00
PM

(4.5 hours)

Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler
Universum Film GmbH

Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Aud Egede Nissen
Gertrude Welcker

Alfred Abel
Bernhard Goetzke
Paul Richter

1922

13

Sun.

9:30
PM

Extra Girl, The
Pathé

Mabel Normand
Ralph Graves
George Nichols
Anna Hernandez
Vernon Dent
Ramsey Wallace

1923

-

20

Sun.

10:15
PM

Godless Girl, The
Pathé

Lina Basquette
Marie Prevost

George Duryea
Noah Beery
Eddie Quillan
Mary Jane Irving

1929

-

21

Mon

4:30
AM

Within Our Gates

Evelyn Preer
Flo Clements
James D. Ruffin
Jack Chenault
William Smith
Charles D. Lucas

1920

5:45
AM

Manhatta

Documentary

1921

-

27

Sun.

9:00
PM

Red Lily, The
MGM

Enid Bennett
Ramon Navarro
Wallace Beery
Frank Currier
Rosemary Theby
Mitchell Lewis

1924

-

29

Tues

8:00
AM

Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
MGM

Ramon Novarro
Norma Shearer
Jean Hersholt
Gustav von Seyffertitz
Philippe De Lacy
Edgar Norton

1927

31

Thur

10:45
PM

Show People

Marion Davies
William Haines
Dell Henderson
Paul Ralli
Polly Moran
John Gilbert

1928

Source:
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/monthly.html

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50

250 - 450

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DECEMBER 2018
7 Silents
Dec.
Date

Day

PST
Time

Silent Movie
Distributor

Actors

Year

-

2

Sun.

9:00
PM

Pandora's Box
German Film

Louise Brooks
Fritz Kortner
Francis Lederer

1928

-

3

Mon

3:00
AM

West of Zanzibar
MGM

Lon Cheney
Lional Barrymore
Mary Nolan
Warner Baxter
Jacquelin Gadsdon

1928

9

Sun.

9:30
PM

Ben-Hur:
A Tale
of the Christ
MGM

Ramon Navarro
Francis X. Bushman
May McAvoy
Betty Bronson
Claire McDowell
Kathleen Key

1925

-

11

Tues

1:30
AM

Mark of Zorro, The
United Artists

Douglas Fairbanks
Noah Berry
Charles Hill Mailes
Claire McDowell
Marguerite De La Motte
Robert McKim

1920

16

Sun.

9:00
PM

Passion of Joan of Arc, The
French Film

Maria Falconetti
Eugene Silvane
Antonin Artaud
Maurice Schultz
Andre Berley
Michel Simon

1928

-

-

23

Sun.

9:00
PM

King of Kings, The
Pathé Exchange

H.B. Warner
Dorothy Cumming
Ernest Torrence
Joseph Schildkraut
James Neill
Joseph Striker

1927

-

30

Sun.

9:00
PM

Piccadilly
Waldour Films

Gilda Gray
Anna May Wong

Jameson Thomas
Charles Laughton

1929

-

Source:
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/monthly.html

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50

250 - 450

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NOVEMBER 2018
27 Silents
Nov.
Date

Day

PST
Time

Silent Movie
Distributor

Actors

Year

-

1

Thur

8

House Divided

1913

-

Falling Leaves

1912

Ocean Waif, The

1916

9:15

Suspense

1913

-

Where Are My Children?

1916

10:45

Caught in A Cabaret

1914

-

Mabel's Blunder

1914

11:45

Call of the Cumberlands, The

1915

-

1

'49 - '17

1917

-

2:15

Her Defiance

1916

-

2:45

Curse of Quon Gwon

1917

-

Time change from PST to PDST.

4

Sun.

9:30
PM

Wildcat, The
German Film

Pola Negri
Victor Janson
Paul Heidemann
Wilhelm Diegelmann
Hermann Thimig
Edith Meller

1921

-

5

Mon

1:00
AM

October
Russian Film

Boris Livanov
N Popov
Vasily Nikandrov

1928

-

7

Wed

3:30
AM

Blot, The
F.B. Warren Corp.

Philip Hubbard
Margaret McWade
Claire Windsor

Louis Calhern
Marie Walcamp

1921

-

8

Thur

3:45
AM

Leap Year
Paramount

Fatty Arbuckle
Mary Thurman
Lucien Littlefield
Clarence Geldart

1921
(1924)

-

4:45
AM

Red Mill, The
MGM

Marion Davies
Owen Moore
Louise Fazenda
George Siegmann
Karl Dane
J. Russell Powell
Snitz Edwards

1926

-

7:15
PM

Something New
?

Nell Shipman
Bert Van Tuyle
L.M. Wells
William McCormack

1920

-

8:30
PM

A Daughter of the Law
?

Carmel Myers
Jack O'Brien
Fred Kohler
Jack Walters
Dick La Reno
Charles Arling
Joe Bennett

1921

-

9:00
PM

Salomé
Nazimova

Nazimova
Rose Dione

Mitchell Lewis
Nigel De Brulier
Earl Schenck
Arthur Jasmine

1923

-

10:30
PM

Motherhood
Mutual Film

George E. Patton
Adelaide M. Chase

1928

-

11:45
PM

Linda
First Division

Warner Baxter
Helen Foster
Noah Berry
Mitchell Lewis
Kate Price
Allan Conner
Bess Flowers

1929

-

14

Wed

3:00
AM

Life of the Party, The
Paramount

Fatty Arbuckle
Winifred Greenwood
Roscoe Karns

1920

-

7:45
AM

Viking, The
MGM

Donald Crisp
Pauline Starke
LeRoy Mason

1928

-

18

Sun.

10:00
PM

Boob, The
MGM

Gertrude Olmstead
George K. Arthur
Joan Crawford

1926

-

-

24

Sat

5:18
AM

Opry House, The
Columbia Pictures

Mound City Blue Blowers
Doris Walker

1929

-

25

Sun.

9:00
PM

Wizard of Oz, The
Chadwick Pictures

Larry Semon
Bryant Washburn
Dorothy Dwan

1925

-

10:30
PM

The Magician
MGM

Alice Terry
Paul Wegener
Ivan Petrovich

1926

-

Source:
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/monthly.html

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50

250 - 450

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Table 1.
How Does My "TCM Silent Movies Page" Rank?
2019 - First Half
for the search term

tcm silent movies schedule
(To verify for yourself, just click on the SERP results set up for you directly below).

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Jan.
1,
2019
Feb.
1,
2019
Mar.
1,
2019
Apr.
15,
2019
May
1,
2019
Jun.
1,
2019

Search
Engine

Rank
Rank
Rank
Rank
Rank
Rank

Bing

# 3
# 2
# 2
# 1
# 2
# 2

Yahoo

# 3
# 3
# 2
# 1
# 1
# 2

D. Duck

# 3
# 3
# 2
# 2
# 1
# 2

Google

# 9
# 6
# 5
# 8
# 7
# 8

Yandex

# 2
# 2
# 2
# 2
# 2
# 2
Google is ... not quite up-to-par.

For Every Search, there are 3 results -
1. The Triad - Bing, Yahoo and Duck, Duck
2. Google
3. Yandex

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Table 2.
How Does My "TCM Silent Movies Page" Rank?
2019 - Second Half
for the search term

tcm silent movies schedule
(To verify for yourself, just click on the SERP results set up for you directly below).

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Jul.
1,
2019
Aug.
8,
2019
Sep.
1,
2019
Oct.
1,
2019
Nov.
1,
2019
Dec.
1,
2019

Search
Engine

Rank
Rank
Rank
Rank
Rank
Rank

Bing

# 3
# 4
-
-
-
-

Yahoo

# 3
# 4
-
-
-
-

D. Duck

# 3
# 4
-
-
-
-

Google

# 8
# 8
-
-
-
-

Yandex

# 2
# 2
-
-
-
-
Google is ... not quite up-to-par.

For Every Search, there are 3 results -
1. The Triad - Bing, Yahoo and Duck, Duck
2. Google
3. Yandex

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DISCLAIMER

I Give Up! I can't do this any longer.

TCM REFUSES to create a timely schedule of their silent movies, making it impossible for anyone to determine WHICH movies will be shown, and WHEN, until 24 HOURS before show time.

Just plain NUTS. Nobody home.

Bye now.

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