TCM to remember Maureen O’Hara with movie marathon

Jeff Pfeiffer
Maureen O'Hara in "Sinbad the Sailor"
Maureen O'Hara in "Sinbad the Sailor"
Maureen O’Hara in “Sinbad the Sailor”

Legendary actress Maureen O’Hara passed away Oct. 24 at the age of 95. To remember her illustrious film career, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember O’Hara on Nov. 20 with a 24-hour film tribute featuring many of her most memorable roles.

TCM Remembers Maureen O’Hara — Friday, Nov. 20 (All Times Eastern)

6am: Jamaica Inn (1939) – A young woman on the British coast stumbles onto a ring of bloodthirsty scavengers.

7:45am: The Deadly Companions (1961) – To make amends for killing a man, a Civil War veteran accompanies his corpse through dangerous territory.

9:30am: Spencer’s Mountain (1963) – A Wyoming farmer fights to build a better life for his oldest son.

11:30am: McLintock! (1963) – A cattle baron fights to tame the West and his estranged wife.

1:45pm: The Battle of the Villa Fiorita (1965) – The children of an upper-class married woman and an Italian musician attempt to break off the affair.

3:45pm: Big Jake (1971) – A rancher leads the posse out to recover his kidnapped grandson.

5:45pm: The Wings of Eagles (1957) – Biography of Frank “Spig” Wead, the pioneer aviator who turned to writing after being grounded by an accident.

8pm: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) – A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.

10:15pm: The Quiet Man (1952) – An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife.

12:30am: At Sword’s Point (1951) – The children of the Three Musketeers swing into action against a traitor.

2am: Sinbad the Sailor (1947) – The Arabian Nights hero sets off to find the lost treasure of Alexander the Great.

4am: The Spanish Main (1945) – Dutch rebels in the Caribbean turn pirate and kidnap the corrupt Spanish governor’s bride-to-be.

4 Comments

  1. What was the name of the movie that she played in with Dana Andrews, it was some sort of WWII movie, and also why does it only come out around X-Mas time?

  2. True story, but only a few outside Hollywwod know this. She had a real problem with farting. She had a gastrointestinal disorder that constantly made her flatuate. John Wayne would never smoke around her for fear of an expulsion. True.

  3. I am an older recently retired college/university professor with a clear focus on Catholic history. My father was 100% Irish-American. In our home as a younger man Maureen O’Hara was the favorite actress of the family. Her movie with John Wayne, “The Quiet Man,” for all of my adulthood been my favorite film. I consider her the finest actress ever.

  4. I am 51 years old and whether I was 8 and watched her on the yearly showing on Thankskiving showing of Robin Hood and although Ms. O’Hara was so beautiful and played 2nd billing to Errol Flynn as far as I was concerned Ms. O’Hara was the star of stars in that movie. As a matter of fact I was never aware of an age difference even to this moment. Of all the beautiful starlets in the cinema universe it was Maureen O’Hara with her hair of gorgeous intense red hot intensity and her superb Gaelic braugh. To me every single star movie here on earth, passed on shining alongside the heavenly made stars made by gods own hands, revolve around the star of the most beautiful, witty, sharp tongued and glorious Irish or any other nationality woman in Gods vast dominion. When I was a little bit older I actually think I fell in love in love with the most beautiful woman inside and out (besides my wife of 30 yrs) that I’ve ever seen and her performance in quiet Man did that! Thank you so very kindly Ms. Maureen O’Hara. William Cosgrove lll

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