July 1, 2020
WarnerMedia’s Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of writer, director and actor Carl Reiner with a programming tribute July 28. Reiner, who passed away June 29 at the age of 98, won many awards, including nine Emmy Awards, a Grammy, and the Mark Twain prize for American Humor.
His prolific career spanned more than 70 years, and he gained a loyal following for his sketch comedy work alongside Sid Caesar and Mel Brooks, among others, and for directing films such as Oh, God! (1977), Dead Men Don’t War Plaid (1982), Where’s Poppa? (1970), The Jerk (1979) and for creating and writing “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
In 2018, Carl Reiner and his son, filmmaker Rob Reiner, were honored with the hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood during the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival. It marked the first time a father and son were jointly honored with a hand and footprint ceremony.
The following is the complete schedule for “TCM Remembers Carl Reiner” on July 28:
8:00 p.m. Enter Laughing (1966) – An aspiring actor gets a job with a broken-down theatre company.
10:00 p.m. All of Me (1984) – A lawyer’s body is invaded by the soul of a recently deceased female client.
12:00 a.m. The Comic (1969) – A silent comic’s rampant ego ruins the lives of those around him.
2:00 a.m. Where’s Poppa? (1970) – A New York lawyer deals with an unhinged mother, a peculiar love life and other big city troubles.
3:30 a.m. Oh, God! (1977) – A grocer is selected by God to help spread a message. (All times Eastern)