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TCM remembers actor Andy Griffith

by jmaloni
Tue, Jul 3rd 2012 12:25 pm
Andy Griffith, left, in `A Face in the Crowd.` (TCM photo)
Andy Griffith, left, in "A Face in the Crowd." (TCM photo)

Film tribute on Wednesday, July 18, to include performances in such films as "A Face in the Crowd" (1957), "No Time for Sergeants" (1958), "Hearts of the West" (1975) and "Onionhead" (1958) 

Turner Classic Movies will remember the life and career of actor Andy Griffith on Wednesday, July 18. Griffith passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 86. TCM's four-film memorial tribute is set to begin at 8 p.m. with Griffith's brilliant performance in Elia Kazan's "A Face in the Crowd" (1957). The night also features the hilarious service comedy "No Time for Sergeants" (1958).

The following is a complete schedule (all times Eastern):

8 p.m. - "A Face in the Crowd" (1957) - with Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau and Lee Remick. Directed by Elia Kazan.

10:15 p.m. - "No Time for Sergeants" (1958) - with Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton and Don Knotts. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.

12:30 a.m. - "Hearts of the West" (1975) - with Jeff Bridges, Donald Pleasance, Blythe Danner, Alan Arkin, Richard B. Shull, Herb Edelman, Alex Rocco and Marie Windsor. Directed by Howard Zieff.

2:15 a.m. - "Onionhead" (1958) - with Felicia Farr, Walter Matthau, Erin O'Brien, Joe Mantell, Ray Danton, James Gregory and Joey Bishop. Directed by Norman Taurog.

Griffith is, of course, known for his work on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock."

About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents classic films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 85 million homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests.

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