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TCM schedules 24-hour Paul Newman marathon

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Paul Newman as Brick Pollitt in the 1959 film version of Tennessee William's Pulitzer Prize-winning play ''Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.''

As we were hoping, Turner Classic Movies has announced a 24-hour marathon of Paul Newman films to celebrate the phenomenal career of the recently passed acting legend. It's a fine look at the actor's early film roles, but it's hardly comprehensive and lacks many of Newman's greatest moments.

Here's the Oct. 12 schedule as announced by TCM:

5 a.m. -- "The Rack"
7 a.m. -- "Until They Sail"
9 a.m. -- "Torn Curtain"
11:15 a.m. -- "Exodus"
2:45 p.m. -- "Sweet Bird of Youth"
5 p.m. -- "Hud"
7 p.m. -- "Somebody Up There Likes Me"
9 p.m. -- "Cool Hand Luke"
11:15 p.m. -- "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
1:15 a.m. -- "Rachel, Rachel"
3 a.m. -- "The Outrage"

Not even "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"?!

Here are a few other Newman signposts we'd like to watch again: "The Long, Hot Summer," "The Hustler" (spare us "The Color of Money," please), "The Sting," "The Drowning Pool" (so great it inspired a band name!), "Slap Shot," "Absence of Malice" (great newspaper movie!), "The Verdict" (cue Joe Jackson's song, please ...) and "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge."

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