We have four movies that have a WWI-theme to them in some way–not necessarily with historical accuracy–that will air on Turner Classic Movies this month.  I believe we’ve mentioned them all in the past, so we’ll just do the basics.  As usual, all times Central, and we’re not responsible for schedule changes.

-Sunday, December 3rd, 7:15 a.m.  The Shopworn Angel (1938).   Margaret Sullivan, James Stewart, and Walter Pidgeon appear in this tale about a showgirl who gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to World War I.

-Saturday, December 16, 5:00 a.m.  The White Cliffs of Dover (1944).  An American woman with a British husband fights to keep her family together through two world wars.  Stars Irene Dunn and Roddy McDowell.

-Thursday, December 21, 10:45 p.m.  Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).  The biography of George M. Cohan, starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie, and Walter Huston,  This is for those of you who can never get enough of “Over There.”

-Friday, December 29, 7:00 p.m.   The French film, Jules and Jim (1962).  Stars Jeanne Moreau and Oskar Werner.

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth’s Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War.

He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.