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The Essentials

The Essentials

Photo Credit:  Turner Classic Movies
  • Premiered: 
    April 1, 2001
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  • Network: TCM
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Movies
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Anthology
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Plot Synopsis

Each Saturday night -- except during February and early March when Turner Classic Movies presents its 31 DAYS OF OSCAR -- host Robert Osborne and a co-host introduce a hand-picked classic film and offer commentary on its cultural relevance and what makes it a timeless, must-see movie.
In THE ESSENTIALS' 15th season, which started on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on TCM, Osborne and new co-host Sally Field presented movie classics, including a mixture of enduring dramas, sparkling comedies, and contemporary gems (all movies start at 8pm ET/5pm PT). The new season opened with a screening of William Wyler's classic, ROMAN HOLIDAY. The lineup of movies selected by Field and Osborne for Season 15 include:

- 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

- Iriving Rapper's enduring love story NOW, VOYAGER (1942) starring Bette Davis and Paul Henreid