RARA-AVIS: Mostly noir on TCM

From: Michael E. Etchison ( etchison@mleconsulting.com)
Date: 13 Jul 2004

[If this has been mentioned, I missed it. m.e.e.]

Turner Classic Movies has a bunch of noir and noir-ish stuff scheduled over the next couple of weeks. I may have missed some, and mischaracterized others, but what the heck. All times are Central.

Michael Etchison

7/13 1:00 am Rope! (1948) Two wealthy young men try to commit the perfect crime by murdering a friend. James Stewart, Farley Granger, John Dall. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. C-81m
    2:30 am Murder! (1930) A juror who had voted to convict a murder suspect, tries to prove someone else did it before the execution date. Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Miles Mander. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-100m
**************************************** 7/14 5:00 am Detour (1945) A hitchhiker takes on a dead man's identity only to face blackmail by an unscrupulous woman. Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake. Director: Edgar G. Ulmer. BW-68m

6:15 am Roadblock (1951) An insurance agent's greedy wife leads him to a life of crime. Charles McGraw, Joan Dixion, Milburn Stone. Director: Harold Daniels. BW-73m
  7:30 am Crossfire (1947) A crusading district attorney investigates the murder of a Jewish man. Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan. Director: Edward Dmytryk. BW-86m

9:00 am They Live by Night (1949) After an unjust prison sentence, a young innocent gets mixed-up with hardened criminals and a violent escape. Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell, Howard da Silva. Director: Nicholas Ray. BW-96m
    10:45 am Ride The Pink Horse (1947) A con man tries to blackmail a Mexican gangster. Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix, Thomas Gomez. Director: Robert Montgomery. BW-101m
  12:30 pm Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Detective Mike Hammer fights to solve the murder of a beautiful hitchhiker with a mysterious connection to the Mob. Ralph Meeker, Cloris Leachman, Albert Dekker. Director: Robert Aldrich. BW-106m
  2:30 pm Lady From Shanghai, The (1948) A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife. Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane. Director: Orson Welles. BW-87m
  4:00 pm Railroaded! (1947) A two-bit hood sets out to rob his boss's illegal gambling operation. John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont. Director: Anthony Mann. BW-72m
  5:15 pm Mask Of Dimitrios, The (1944) A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel. Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott. Director: Jean Negulesco. BW-96m
  7:00 pm Out of the Past (1947) A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll. Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. Director: Jacques Tourneur. BW-97m
  9:00 pm Maltese Falcon, The (1941) Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet. Director: John Huston. BW-101m
  11:00 pm Midnight Lace (1960) A young woman can't get anyone to believe she's being stalked. Doris Day, Rex Harrison, Myrna Loy. Director: David Miller. C-108m
**************************** 7/15 1:00 am Wait Until Dark (1967) A blind woman fights against drug smugglers who've invaded her home. Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna. Director: Terence Young. C-108m
  3:00 am Gaslight (1944) A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion. Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury. Director: George Cukor. BW-114m

5:00 am Whipsaw (1935) A G-man woos the sole female member of a criminal gang. Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, Harvey Stephens. Director: Sam Wood. BW-82m
  6:30 am Star Witness (1931) An old man who witnessed a crime is threatened by gangsters. Walter Huston, Chic Sale, Grant Mitchell. Director: William A. Wellman. BW-68m
  8:00 am Dial 1119 (1950) A killer holds the customers at a bar hostage. Marshall Thompson, Virginia Field, Sam Levene. Director: Gerald Mayer. BW-75m
  9:30 am Suddenly (1954) Gunmen take over a suburban home to plot a presidential assassination. Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason. Director: Lewis Allen. BW-76m
  11:00 am Split Second (1953) Escaped convicts hold hostages in ghost town that's the target of a nuclear bomb test. Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling. Director: Dick Powell. BW-86m
  12:30 pm Petrified Forest, The (1936) An escaped convict holds the customers at a remote desert cantina hostage. Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart. Director: Archie Mayo. BW-82m
  2:00 pm Hitch-Hiker, The (1953) A dangerous madman kidnaps two businessmen on a hunting trip. Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman. Director: Ida Lupino. BW-71m
  3:15 pm Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956) International spies kidnap a doctor's son when he stumbles on their assassination plot. James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. C-120m
  5:15 pm Ransom (1956) A wealthy couple tries to cope with the press and the police when their son is kidnapped. Glenn Ford, Donna Reed, Leslie Nielsen. Director: Alex Segal. BW-102m

9:00 pm Sting, The (1973) Two con men hit the big time to take on a gangster in '20s Chicago. Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw. Director: George Roy Hill. C-129m
  11:15 pm Bullets Or Ballots (1936) A cop goes undercover to crack an influential crime ring. Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart. Director: William Keighley. BW-82m
************************* 7/16 1:00 am Border Incident (1949) Police try to crack down on the illegal immigration racket. Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard da Silva. Director: Anthony Mann. BW-96m
  3:00 am Sol Madrid (1968) An undercover narcotics agents tries to track a Mafia chief. David McCallum, Telly Savalas, Stella Stevens. Director: Brian G. Hutton. C-86m

5:00 am Good Die Young, The (1954) Four thieves think back on the problems that led them to a daring heist. Gloria Grahame, Richard Basehart, Joan Collins. Director: Lewis Gilbert. BW-100m
  6:45 am Kansas City Confidential (1952) To commit the perfect crime, a former detective keeps his colleagues' identities secret from each other. Preston Foster, John Payne, Coleen Gray. Director: Phil Karlson. BW-99m
  8:30 am Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) Desperate losers plan a bank robbery with unexpected results. Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame. Director: Robert Wise. BW-96m
  10:30 am Criss Cross (1949) A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover. Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea. Director: Robert Siodmak. BW-88m
  12:00 pm Armored Car Robbery (1950) A police officer tries to find half a million dollars stolen by gangsters. Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman. Director: Richard Fleischer BW-68m
  1:30 pm Topkapi (1964) An international band of thieves plots to steal a priceless treasure from a heavily guarded museum. Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, Peter Ustinov. Director: Jules Dassin. C-120m
  3:30 pm Killing, The (1956) A team of specialists plots a daring racetrack robbery, but they don't reckon with human frailty. Sterling Hayden, Marie Windsor, Jay C. Flippen. Director: Stanley Kubrick. BW-84m
  5:00 pm High Sierra (1941) An aging ex-con sets out to pull one more big heist. Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Arthur Kennedy. Director: Raoul Walsh. BW-100m
  7:00 pm Thomas Crown Affair, The (1968) A bored tycoon turns to bank robbery and courts the insurance investigator assigned to bring him in. Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke. Director: Norman Jewison. C-102m
  9:00 pm Great Train Robbery, The (1979) Three crooks plot to steal a fortune in gold from a moving train. Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down. Director: Michael Crichton. C-111m
  11:00 pm Night Of The Hunter, The (1955) A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot. Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Director: Charles Laughton. BW-93m
***************************** 7/17 1:00 am M (1931) The mob sets out to catch a child killer whose crimes are attracting too much police attention. Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Grundgens. Director: Fritz Lang. BW-111m
  3:00 am Psycho (1960) A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-108m
  5:00 am In a Lonely Place (1950) An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer. Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy. Director: Nicholas Ray. BW-93m
  7:00 am Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946) Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband. Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway. Director: Tay Garnett. BW-113m

9:15 pm Asphalt Jungle, The (1950) A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist. Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Marilyn Monroe. Director: John Huston. BW-112m
********************************** 7/18

1:30 pm Key Witness (1960) A street gang pressures the man whose testimony could put them behind bars. Jeffrey Hunter, Pat Crowley, Dennis Hopper. Director: Phil Karlson. BW-81m
  3:00 pm Rear Window (1954) A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building. James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. C-114m
************************************************ 7/19 2:00 pm Blue Gardenia, The (1953) A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can't remember the details of the encounter. Anne Baxter, Raymond Burr, Richard Conte. Director: Fritz Lang. BW-88m
***************************************** 7/20 7:00 pm Rear Window (1954) A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building. James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. C-114m
    9:00 pm On The Waterfront (1954) A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks. Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger. Director: Elia Kazan. BW-108m
********************************************* 7/21 8:00 am Danger Signal (1945) A man suspected of murder charms a secretary into helping him. Faye Emerson, Zachary Scott, Dick Erdman. Director: Robert Florey. BW-78m
  9:30 am Threat, The (1949) An escaped con kidnaps the people he thinks put him behind bars. Charles McGraw, Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey. Director: Felix Feist. BW-66m
  11:00 am Second Chance (1953) A crooked boxer falls for a gangster's moll on the run in Mexico. Robert Mitchum, Linda Darnell, Jack Palance. Director: Rudolph Mate. C-82m
  5:30 pm Cast A Dark Shadow (1955) A wife-killer marries an innocent barmaid and plots her death. Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh. Director: Lewis Gilbert. BW-83m
********************************** 7/23 6:15 am Deadline At Dawn (1946) An aspiring actress risks her life to clear a sailor charged with murder. Susan Hayward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams. Director: Harold Clurman. BW-83m
  9:00 am Nobody Lives Forever (1946) A con artist falls for the rich widow he's trying to fleece. John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan. Director: Jean Negulesco. BW-100m

5:30 pm Truth About Murder, The (1946) A prosecutor's girlfriend sets out to prove a murder suspect is innocent. Bonita Granville, Morgan Conway, Rita Corday. Director: Lew Landers. BW-63m
*************************************** 7/24 1:00 am Yojimbo (1961) A samurai-for-hire sets the warring factions of a Japanese town against each other. Toshiro Mifune, Eijiro Tono, Seizaburo Kawazu. Director: Akira Kurosawa. BW-110m

7:00 am Nightmare (1956) After being hypnotized into committing murder, a young musician has to reconstruct his actions to clear his name. Edward G. Robinson, Kevin McCarthy, Virginia Christine. Director: Maxwell Shane. BW-89m

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