Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Sally Field will co-host the 15th season of TCM’s signature showcase: The Essentials. Field will take the chair opposite TCM host Robert Osborne each week to introduce a hand-picked classic film and offer commentary on its cultural relevance and what makes it a timeless, must-see movie. The new season of The Essentials, which airs on Saturday nights premieres Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. (ET) with a screening of William Wyler’s classic, Roman Holiday.
“We couldn't be happier that Sally will be joining us throughout 2015 on The Essentials,” said Osborne. “Besides being an extraordinary actress with two Academy Awards to her credit, Sally has a great passion for film and a unique understanding of how the movie industry works which will bring a refreshing and entertaining point of view to our weekly talks. Plus I can't imagine any one more delightful to sit and talk with about movies on a regular basis."
The lineup of movies selected by Field and Osborne for the 15th season of The Essentials includes such enduring classics as:
- David O. Selznick’s adventure The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) starring Ronald Coleman
- George Stevens’ World War II comedy The More the Merrier (1943), starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn
- Irving Rapper’s enduring love story Now, Voyager (1942) starring Bette Davis and Paul Henreid
A complete lineup for TCM's 15th season of The Essentials, which airs each Saturday at 8 p.m. (ET), will be announced at a later date.