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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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6:00 AM
1410948000
documentary
MGM Parade Show #31 (1956)
6:00 AM
26 min
documentary
MGM Parade Show #31 (1956)

Walter Pidgeon discusses Greta Garbo's later career with director George Cukor.

26 min,
 
 

6:30 AM
1410949800
crime
6:30 AM
112 min
crime

A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.

DirJohn Huston CastSterling Hayden , Louis Calhern , Jean Hagen .
112 min, , CC
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D: John Huston. Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Marilyn Monroe. The plotting of a crime, and the gathering of a gang to pull it off; a taut, realistic film full of fine characterizations (especially Jaffe, and Monroe in a memorable bit). A model of its kind, frequently copied, and remade no less than three times (as THE BADLANDERS, CAIRO, COOL BREEZE). Scripted by Ben Maddow and Huston, from a W.R. Burnett novel. Also shown in computer- colored version.

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"The Asphalt Jungle" (1950) is a gritty drama featuring an older, retired criminal who had spent many years in prison who decides to forsake his rehabilitation and try one last time.... more

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8:30 AM
1410957000
crime
8:30 AM
79 min
crime

A bail bondsman is asked to raise money to free his girlfriend's husband.

DirTed Tetzlaff CastGeorge Raft , Ella Raines , Pat O'Brien .
79 min, , CC
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D: Ted Tetzlaff. George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Ella Raines, Jim Backus, Roland Winters. Heavy-handed crime drama-romance lacks only logic, understandable character motivation, pace, and excitement. L.A. bail bondsman Raft carries a torch for the wife (Raines) of one of his clients; murder ensues.

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Vince Kane has an affinity for dangerous professions. Once he was a cop. Now he’s making a lot more dough but facing just as much trouble as a bail bondsman. His latest client,... more

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10:00 AM
1410962400
suspense
10:00 AM
72 min
suspense

A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster's moll on a tense train ride.

DirRichard Fleischer CastCharles McGraw , Marie Windsor , Jacqueline White .
72 min, , CC
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D: Richard Fleischer. Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, Queenie Leonard. Hard-boiled cop, transporting a gangster's widow against his will to the trial in which she'll testify, must dodge hit men aboard their train who are trying to silence her. One of the best B's ever made--fast paced, well acted, impressively shot in claustrophobic setting. Photographed by George E. Diskant; scripted by Earl Fenton, from a story by Martin Goldsmith and Jack Leonard. Remade in 1990. Also shown in computer-colored version.

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11:18 AM
1410967134
short
11:18 AM
9 min
short

This propaganda short focuses on how the war against Communism can be fought by the purchase of a stamp.

9 min,
 
 

11:30 AM
1410967800
suspense
11:30 AM
88 min
suspense

A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can't remember the details of the encounter.

DirFritz Lang CastAnne Baxter , Richard Conte , Ann Sothern .
88 min, , CC
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D: Fritz Lang. Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr, Jeff Donnell, George Reeves, Nat King Cole. Engaging murder caper with 1940s flavor. Baxter is accused of murdering wolfish Burr, decides to take columnist Conte's offer of help. Solid film with twist ending.

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Exploring the public's lust for lurid scandal, this film by director Fritz Lang stars Anne Baxter as a woman whose broken heart leads her down a dark path. After receiving a "Dear... more

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1:00 PM
1410973200
suspense
Suddenly (1954) buy dvd
1:00 PM
77 min
suspense
Suddenly (1954)

Gunmen take over a suburban home to plot a presidential assassination.

DirLewis Allen CastFrank Sinatra , Sterling Hayden , James Gleason .
77 min, , CC
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D: Lewis Allen. Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Willis Bouchey, Kim Charney, Paul Frees, Christopher Dark, Charles Smith. Sinatra leads trio of paid assassins who take over house in small town where the President will pass on his way to a fishing trip. White-knuckle thriller, written by Richard Sale, with Sinatra excellent in thoroughly detestable role; rest of cast equally fine. "Suddenly," incidentally, is the name of the town.

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"Suddenly" (1954) has been accused of inciting Lee Harvey Oswald to kill President Kennedy, due to its similarity to the real event and to the fact that Oswald allegedly watched this... more

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2:30 PM
1410978600
crime
2:30 PM
78 min
crime

When a journalist dies, his brother takes up his investigation of a smuggling ring.

DirGuy Green CastTerry Moore , Robert Beatty , William Sylvester .
78 min,
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D: Guy Green. Terry Moore, Robert Beatty, William Sylvester, Geoffrey Keen, Josephine Griffin, Allan Cuthbertson. Hokey, over-baked murder mystery about what happens when an artist's journalist brother is "accidentally'' killed in a car crash, and the actress who supposedly died with him mysteriously appears.

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3:50 PM
1410983404
short
3:50 PM
8 min
short

This short film takes the viewer on a tour through the world of harness racing and show horses.

8 min,
 
 

4:00 PM
1410984000
crime
4:00 PM
C- 109 min
crime

An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.

DirStuart Heisler CastJack Palance , Shelley Winters , Lori Nelson .
C- 109 min,
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D: Stuart Heisler. Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson, Lee Marvin, Earl Holliman, Lon Chaney (Jr.), Dennis Hopper. Overblown remake of Bogart's HIGH SIERRA with Palance as mad killer with soft spot for crippled girl (Nelson). Winters is his moll in this gangster run-through. CinemaScope.

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Based on the Humphrey Bogart star making classic High Sierra, I Died a Thousand Times brings vivid Warnercolor richness and the enveloping expanse of CinemaScope? to the gritty saga... more

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6:00 PM
1410991200
crime
6:00 PM
104 min
crime
Al Capone (1959)

Chicago's most notorious gangster rules the city ruthlessly.

DirRichard Wilson CastRod Steiger , Fay Spain , James Gregory .
104 min, , CC
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D: Richard Wilson. Rod Steiger, Fay Spain, James Gregory, Martin Balsam, Nehemiah Persoff, Murvyn Vye. Good latter-day gangster biography with Steiger tirading as scarfaced Capone; good supporting cast, bringing back memories of Cagney-Robinson-Bogart films of the '30s.

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During the era of Prohibition, gangsters gained enormous power by controlling the illicit drink. The most infamous was a thug from Brooklyn who murdered his way to the top and was,... more

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7:46 PM
1410997568
short
7:46 PM
C- 2 min
short

This promotional short presents a gangster film festival promoted by M-G-M.

C- 2 min,
 
 

7:52 PM
1410997923
short
Bounty, The (1962)
7:52 PM
C- 7 min
short
Bounty, The (1962)

This silent promotional short presents footage of the "HMS Bounty" for the remake of "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962).

C- 7 min,
 
 

TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: STAR OF THE MONTH:MELVYN DOUGLAS
8:00 PM
1410998400
drama
8:00 PM
123 min
drama
Billy Budd (1962)

Adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale of a ship's captain caught between an innocent young sailor and an evil officer.

DirPeter Ustinov CastTerence Stamp , Peter Ustinov , Robert Ryan .
123 min, , CC
 
 
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Enjoy six literary classics in this 5-disc set, including: "Madame Bovary," "Captain Horatio Hornblower," "The Three Musketeers," "The Prisoner of Zenda" and "Billy Budd." Starring... more

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10:00 PM
1411005600
drama
10:00 PM
110 min
drama

A young man succumbs to gambling fever.

DirRobert Siodmak CastGregory Peck , Ava Gardner , Melvyn Douglas .
110 min, , CC
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D: Robert Siodmak. Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Walter Huston, Ethel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Agnes Moorehead. Lavishly produced but murky, talky costumer of writer Peck falling for beautiful Gardner and becoming obsessed with gambling. Screenplay by Christopher

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Drawn to an alluring beauty he meets aboard a train, a Russian writer follows her into an elegant casino. There he is intrigued by the obsessive life she and her father share,... more

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12:00 AM
1411012800
comedy
12:00 AM
83 min
comedy

A happily married woman sees a psychoanalyst and develops doubts about her husband.

DirErnst Lubitsch CastMerle Oberon , Melvyn Douglas , Burgess Meredith .
83 min, , CC
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D: Ernst Lubitsch. Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Burgess Meredith, Alan Mowbray, Olive Blakeney, Harry Davenport, Sig Rumann, Eve Arden. Chic little Lubitsch comedy about married couple with problems, and their absurd pianist friend. Stolen hands down by Meredith as the musical malcontent. Filmed before (in 1925) by Lubitsch as KISS ME AGAIN.

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The 12-disc Hollywood Comedy Legends set includes fifty films from unforgettable side-splitting stars in these lighthearted production from the Golden Age of cinema. Banter along... more

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1:30 AM
1411018200
suspense
1:30 AM
75 min
suspense
Fast Company (1938)

Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller .

DirEdward Buzzell CastMelvyn Douglas , Florence Rice , Claire Dodd .
75 min,
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D: Edward Buzzell. Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice, Claire Dodd, Louis Calhern, George Zucco, Shepperd Strudwick, Dwight Frye, Nat Pendleton. Lighthearted mystery about snappily married couple who find their rare-book business a springboard for sleuthing--especially when a fellow dealer is murdered and a friend of theirs is the key suspect. Based on a novel by Marco Page (a pseudonym for Harry Kurnitz, who also coscripted the film). Followed by FAST AND LOOSE (1939). TV title: THE RARE-BOOK MURDER.

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This triple feature includes the films Fast Company, Fast And Loose, and Fast And FuriousWho bumped off bibliophile Otto Brockler? Mystery turns a new page when bookdealers and... more

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3:00 AM
1411023600
comedy
3:00 AM
97 min
comedy

A man-shy fashion editor pretends to be married until a suitor claims to be her husband.

DirRobert Z. Leonard CastMyrna Loy , Melvyn Douglas , Raymond Walburn .
97 min, , CC
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D: Robert Z. Leonard. Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman, Bonita Granville. Mediocre comedy with attractive stars. Loy dissuades romance by pretending to be married, so Douglas claims to be her husband!

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Third finger, left hand. That's where unmarried fashion-magazine editor Margot Sherwood Merrick (Myrna Loy) parks a wedding ring, hoping to deter male colleagues who have more than... more

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4:45 AM
1411029900
suspense
4:45 AM
66 min
suspense

Friends uncover a dark secret when they compare notes about a theft and suicide.

DirPhil Rosen CastVirginia Bruce , Conrad Nagel , Melvyn Douglas .
66 min,
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D: Phil Rosen. Virginia Bruce, Conrad Nagel, Melvyn Douglas, Erin O'Brien Moore, Ian Keith, Betty Furness, Doris Lloyd. Interesting, well-acted adaptation of J.B. Priestley's play about a group of friends whose after-dinner conversation reveals the truth about an alleged suicide and theft committed years before; unique flashback structure and trick ending hold up.

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