Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of seminal actor Kirk Douglas with a 24-hour programming tribute on Thursday, March 5 as well as a special screening of Spartacus (1960) at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood in April. Douglas, who passed away on Feb. 5 at the age of 103, was known for his iconic work in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Acting in more than 80 movies before he retired in 2004, Douglas was recognized for breaking the Hollywood Blacklist by hiring Dalton Trumbo to write his film Spartacus (1960). He earned three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor for Champion (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Lust for Life (1956) and received an Honorary Award in 1995. He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award of the United States, by President Jimmy Carter in 1981.
The 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival will also feature a screening of Spartacus (1960) in honor of Douglas and the 60th anniversary of his groundbreaking film. This will be presented in the world premiere of a new 70mm print from a 4K restoration by Universal Pictures.
The following is the complete schedule for TCM's on-air tribute to Kirk Douglas (All times Eastern):
TCM Remembers Kirk Douglas - Thursday, March 5
6:00 a.m. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) - Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love.
8:00 a.m. Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) - A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
10:00 a.m. The Story of Three Loves (1953) - Passengers on an ocean liner recall their greatest loves.
12:15 p.m. Along The Great Divide (1951) - A U.S. Marshal tries to get a rustler to trial before a vengeful rancher can kill him.
2:00 p.m. Out of the Past (1947) - A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll.
3:45 p.m. Young Man With a Horn (1950) - A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
5:45 p.m. Lust for Life (1956) - Passionate biography of painter Vincent van Gogh, whose genius drove him mad.
8:00 p.m. Paths of Glory (1958) - A military lawyer comes to question the status quo when he defends three men accused of cowardice.
9:45 p.m. Spartacus (1960) - Enslaved gladiator Thracian Spartacus leads a rebellion of slaves against the Roman Republic.
1:15 a.m. Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Michael Douglas (2018) - Ben Mankiewicz interviews actor/producer Michael Douglas at the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival.
2:30 a.m. The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) - An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.
4:55 a.m. Seven Days in May (1964) - An American military officer discovers his superiors are planning a military coup.