On Monday, Turner Classic Movies will kick off its 31 Days of Oscar, the network's annual month-long celebration of the Academy Awards, on February 1 at 6am with a screening of Gigi (1958). This year’s theme is “31 Days (and 360 Degrees) of Oscar,” which features 360 Oscar-winning or nominated films with each connected to the next by an actor or actress who has a role in both. No films or connections are repeated and it all comes full circle when the last film of the programming, Around the World in 80 Days (1956) connects back to Gigi (1958). This week's highlights include:
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
Two con men hit the big time to take on a gangster in '30s Chicago.
Madame Bovary (1949) Wednesday, Feb. 03 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
A romantic country girl sacrifices her marriage when she thinks she's found true love.
The Dirty Dozen (1967) Thursday, Feb. 04 at 10:15 p.m. (ET)
A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines.
Heaven Can Wait (1943) Friday, Feb. 05 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
An old roue arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
Easy Rider (1969) Saturday, Feb. 06 at 12:30 a.m. (ET)
A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Designing Woman (1957) Sunday, Feb. 07 at 12:00 a.m. (ET)
A sportswriter and a fashion designer have a lot of adjusting to do when they marry in haste.