Alex Trebek Looks at Africa through Hollywood's Eyes As Host of TCM's Friday Night Spotlight in October

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Award-winning television host and passionate world traveller Alex Trebek is going to take classic movie fans on a trip through Africa, as seen through Hollywood's eyes, when he hosts Turner Classic Movies' (TCM) Friday Night Spotlight in October. Four Fridays during the month, the longtime host of Jeopardy! will introduce a collection of films set in the sprawling continent, from beloved classics like The African Queen (1951) and Casablanca (1942) to more contemporary favorites like Out of Africa (1985), The English Patient (1996) and, making its first appearance on TCM, Gorillas in the Mist (1988).

Each night of Friday Night Spotlight: Africa will center on a particular theme, beginning Friday, Oct. 3, with a night of films starring Humphrey Bogart, including Sahara (1943) and Beat the Devil (1953), along with Casablanca and The African Queen. TCM and Trebek will explore movies about political turmoil in Africa on Friday, Oct. 10, with such memorable films as Khartoum (1966), The Battle of Algiers (1966) and Zulu Dawn (1979).

African adventures will take center stage on Friday, Oct. 17, with a lineup that includes the colorful King Solomon's Mines (1950), the early talkie Trader Horn (1931) and the saga of explorer Richard Burton's search for the source of the Nile in Mountains of the Moon (1990), making its TCM debut. The final night of TCM's Friday Night Spotlight: Africa will focus on women in Africa, with Out of Africa, Gorillas in the Mist and The English Patient joined by the thrilling adventure Tarzan and His Mate (1934). A complete schedule for TCM's Friday Night Spotlight: Africa is included below. (All Times Eastern)

The African QueenFriday, Oct. 3 - Bogart in Africa

8 p.m. - The African Queen (1951)
10 p.m. - Sahara (1943)
Midnight - Beat the Devil (1953)
2 a.m. - Casablanca (1942)

Friday, Oct. 10 - Political Turmoil

8 p.m. - Khartoum (1966)
10:15 p.m. - Something of Value (1957)
12:15 a.m. - The Battle of Algiers (1966)
2:30 a.m. - Zulu Dawn (1979)
4:30 a.m. - Sanders of the River (1935)

Friday, Oct. 17 - African Adventures

King Solomon's Mines8 p.m. - King Solomon's Mines (1950)
10 p.m. - Trader Horn (1931)
12:15 a.m. - Mountains of the Moon (1990) - TCM Premiere
2:45 a.m. - The Macomber Affair (1947)
4:30 a.m. - Mogambo (1953)

Friday, Oct. 24 - Women in Africa

8 p.m. - Out of Africa (1985)
10:45 p.m. - Gorillas in the Mist (1988) - TCM Premiere
1 a.m. - The English Patient (1996)
4 a.m. - Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

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