Everyone at Literary Illusions is saddened to announce the passing of Andy Griffith. Mr. Griffith, famous for his numerous roles was best known as the lovable sheriff with the same name on The Andy Griffith Show. At the time of his passing, Andy Griffith was 86 years old.
TCM Remembers Actor Andy Griffith Wednesday, July 18
Tribute to Include Performances in Such Films as A Face in the Crowd (1957), No Time for Sergeants (1958), Hearts of the West (1975) and Onionhead (1958)
An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
10:15 p.m. – No Time for Sergeants (1958) – with Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton and Don Knotts (The Andy Griffith Show). Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he’s driving everyone around him crazy — no one more than Sgt. King.
12:30 a.m. – Hearts of the West (1975) – with Jeff Bridges (Iron Man), Donald Pleasance (From Beyond the Grave), Blythe Danner (X-files: Fight the Future), Alan Arkin (Get Smart, Gattaca), Richard B. Shull, Herb Edelman, Alex Rocco and Marie Windsor. Directed by Howard Zieff.
Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west to find his dream he finds himself in possession of the loot box of two crooks who tried to rob him. During his escape, Lewis stumbles on to the set of a Wild West movie and through mishap and chance becomes a star of Hollywood Westerns.
2:15 a.m. – Onionhead (1958) – with Felicia Farr, Walter Matthau, Erin O’Brien, Joe Mantell, Ray Danton, James Gregory and Joey Bishop. Directed by Norman Taurog.
The Ship’s Cook who has the Coast Guard in a Stew!