Broadcast Log for NBC Monday Night at the Movies, Season One

When NBC premiered NBC Saturday Night at the Movies in September 1961, it was the first regularly scheduled network movie night to feature post-1948 films.

In February 1963 the network added a second movie night as a mid-season replacement for its failed Monday line-up of It’s a Man’s World and Saints and Sinners. A total of 16 films, most of them in color, were broadcast during the first season of NBC Monday Night at the Movies, followed by 15 weeks of repeats and one pre-emption.

Season 1: 1963
Ep. #TitleAirdateFormat
1.The Enemy Below02/04/1963Color
2.The Bravados02/11/1963Color
3.Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison02/18/1963Color
4.King of the Khyber Rifles02/25/1963Color
5.Hell and High Water03/04/1963Color
6.Prince Valiant03/11/1963Color
7.Boy on a Dolphin03/18/1963Color
8.From Hell to Texas03/25/1963Color
9.My Cousin Rachel04/01/1963B&W
10.April Love04/08/1963Color
11.An Affair to Remember04/15/1963Color
12.The Barbarian and the Geisha04/22/1963Color
13.The Hunters04/29/1963Color
14.Harry Black and the Tiger05/06/1963Color
15.The Mudlark05/13/1963B&W
16.Mardi Gras05/20/1963Color
*Summer Repeats Begin*
REPThe Enemy Below05/27/1963Color
REPThe Bravados06/03/1963Color
REPHeaven Knows, Mr. Allison06/10/1963Color
REPKing of the Khyber Rifles06/17/1963Color
REPFrom Hell to Texas06/24/1963Color
REPHell and High Water07/01/1963Color
REPBoy on a Dolphin07/08/1963Color
REPAn Affair to Remember07/15/1963Color
REPThe Barbarian and the Geisha07/22/1963Color
REPPrince Valiant07/29/1963Color
REPMy Cousin Rachel08/05/1963B&W
REPApril Love08/12/1963Color
REPThe Hunters08/19/1963Color
REPMardi Gras08/26/1963Color
PRE-EMPTED: “American Revolution of ’63”09/02/1963
REPHarry Black and the Tiger09/09/1963Color

NBC Monday Night at the Movie returned for the 1963-1964 season before shifting to Wednesdays in September 1964.

4 Comments

  • Barry I. Grauman says:

    Again, as on Saturday night, the network turned to 20th Century-Fox for another “package” of vintage theatrical films, mostly from the ’50s (some of them originally in “CinemaScope”, panned and scanned for “full frame” broadcasts). The Monday night edition [7:30-9:30pm(et)] was successful enough to withstand CBS’ powerhouse lineup of “TO TELL THE TRUTH”, “I’VE GOT A SECRET”, “THE LUCY SHOW” and “THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW”, and continued into the fall of ’63…

  • W.B. says:

    In addition, I.I.N.M., 20th Century Fox syndicated this package under the banner “Century II” for local TV stations after NBC’s run with them was over; in New York, these pictures (along with the initial crop from Season 1 of “SNATM” as bundled under “Century I” and a first-run package syndicated by Seven Arts which featured such titles as “The Fly” and “Love Me Tender”) ran for years on the various movie shows of WABC-TV (Channel 7).

  • Barry I. Grauman says:

    That’s right, ‘W.B.’- New York’s Channel 7 had the “Century I” and “II” packages in their film library through the mid-’80s, usually appearing on “THE 4:30 MOVIE”, “LATE MOVIE”, and their “SATURDAY/SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE”.

  • Gary Gerani says:

    “The Fly” was originally part of 20th Century-Fox’s movie package deal with NBC in 1961/62, but the film was rejected by the network because of unsavory horror content (this noteworthy decision is covered in a TV GUIDE article of the period). As a result, Fox’s less-satisfying sequel “Return of the Fly” was part of a WB/7 Arts syndication package at least two years before the original “Fly” was dumped into the Century II syndie group (along with “Horror of Dracula,” no longer a Universal-International property but a WB-owned gem). It’s funny to think of “The Fly” as a golden-age Saturday Night at the Movies offering a la “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” but that was Fox’s original plan…

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