TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z continues this week, starting with Penny Serenade about a woman on the verge of divorce recalling her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child, which earned Cary Grant a nomination for Best Actor, through to Thousands Cheer about an egotistical acrobat who joins the Army and falls in love with his commander's daughter. It was nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Score and Best Art Direction.
A Place in the Sun (1951) Monday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
An ambitious young man wins an heiress' heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend's pregnancy.
The Quiet Man (1952) Tuesday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife.
Roman Holiday (1953) Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
When their older brother marries, six lumberjacks decide it's time to go courting for themselves.
Spartacus (1960) Friday, February 24 at 10:15 p.m. (ET)
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus.
The Sundowners (1960) Saturday, February 25 at 10:00 p.m. (ET)
An Australian sheepherder and his wife clash over their nomadic existence and their son's future.
The Third Man (1949) Sunday, February 26 at 9:45 p.m. (ET)
A man's investigation of a friend's death uncovers corruption in a post-World War II Vienna.