TCM’s July 2024 Star of the Month Celebration of Eva Marie Saint Kicks Off on the Icon’s 100th Birthday

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Eva Marie Saint behind the wheel of a vintage Packard touring car in the 1962 movie All Fall Down

One of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s golden age, and the oldest living Academy Award winner, legendary actress Eva Marie Saint turns 100 on Independence Day 2024 (she was born July 4, 1924, in Newark, New Jersey).

To celebrate this icon’s centennial, Turner Classic Movies is devoting Thursday nights in July 2024 to lineups of her most memorable films.

black and white photo from the set of the 1954 movie "On the Waterfront." Star Eva Marie Saint is seated outdoors, wearing a dark coat, and looking up from the script for the film she had been reading.

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Eva Marie Saint goes over her script on the set of 1954’s On the Waterfront



Thursday, July 4, 2024 (Eva Marie Saint’s 100th Birthday) — Begins at 8pm

TCM’s celebration of Eva Marie Saint begins, fittingly, on her 100th birthday.

8pm: On the Waterfront (1954) — This iconic, Best Picture Oscar-winning drama was Saint’s first feature film, and her performance earned her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, alongside Best Actor winner Marlon Brando, and Supporting Actor nominees Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden and Rod Steiger.

10pm: Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint — This special featuring Saint first aired in 2014.

11:15pm: North by Northwest (1959) — One of Saint’s most famous roles came in this legendary Hitchcock thriller costarring Cary Grant, James Mason and Martin Landau.

1:45am: A Hatful of Rain (1957) — This drama was a rarity in its time for its frank portrayal of drug addiction and its impact on an addict (played by Don Murray) and his family.

Thursday, July 11, 2024 — Begins at 8pm

8pm: All Fall Down (1962) — John Frankenheimer directed this drama that costars Warren Beatty, Karl Malden and Angela Lansbury.

10pm: Raintree County (1957) — This Western also features Montgomery Clift and Best Actress Oscar nominee Elizabeth Taylor.

1am: The Sandpiper (1965) — Saint’s second film was this drama also featuring Elizabeth Taylor, alongside Richard Burton.

3:15am: That Certain Feeling (1956, pictured below) — The evening concludes with the TCM premiere of this comedy that also features Bob Hope, George Sanders and Pearl Bailey.

black and white image from the 1956 movie "That Certain Feeling." Star Bob Hope is sitting on one end of a couch, on the left of the picture. On the right of the photo is seated star Eva Marie Saint, with a bit of space between her and Hope. They are both holding cups of tea or coffee on small plates; she has a confident, almost smug look as she looks ahead, while he, also looking ahead, has a more confused look.

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Thursday, July 18, 2024 — Begins at 8pm

8pm: 36 Hours (1964) — Saint leads this World War II thriller set around D-Day, alongside James Garner and Rod Taylor.

10:15pm: Grand Prix (1966) — Director John Frankenheimer’s racing drama re-teams Saint and Garner, and also features a large international cast.

1:30am: Exodus (1960) — Saint and Paul Newman lead this epic historical drama, which costars Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Sal Mineo.

5:15am: Carol for Another Christmas (1964) — Rod Serling wrote this Emmy-nominated TV movie modernization of DickensA Christmas Carol that, along with Saint, also features Sterling Hayden, Ben Gazzara, Robert Shaw and Peter Sellers.

Thursday, July 25, 2024 — Begins at 8pm

Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Thursday night celebration of legendary actress Eva Marie Saint in July 2024 concludes this evening with four titles:

8pm: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966) — This Best Picture Oscar-nominated Cold War comedy also features Carl Reiner and Best Actor nominee Alan Arkin.

10:15pm: The Stalking Moon (1968, pictured below) — Gregory Peck leads this Western alongside Saint and Robert Forster.

color image from the 1968 Western movie "The Stalking Moon." Star Eva Marie Saint is depicted as her 19th-century character, wearing a white shirt and with long blond hair. She is seated in a wilderness area.

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12:15am: Loving (1970) — This comedy/drama costars George Segal, Sterling Hayden and Keenan Wynn.

2am: Nothing in Common (1986, pictured below) — Making its TCM premiere, director Garry Marshall’s comedy/drama is headlined by Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason in his final film role.

black and white image of a scene from the 1986 movie "Nothing in Common." Star Tom Hanks is standing on the left of the photo, looking at his mother, played by Eva Marie Saint, who is addressing him with concern and grabbing his shoulders. They are standing in a kitchen.

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