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6:00 AM
1438336800
crime
6:00 AM
B/W
90 min
TV-14
crime
Big Heat, The (1953)

A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.

DirFritz Lang CastGlenn Ford , Gloria Grahame , Jocelyn Brando .
B/W
90 min
, CC
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D: Fritz Lang. Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin, Carolyn Jones, Jeanette Nolan. Time has taken the edge off once-searing story of cop determined to bust city crime ring; famous coffee-hurling scene still jolts, and Grahame is excellent as bad girl who helps Ford.

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Fritz Lang directs this masterpiece of American film noir with a brutal efficiency and his trademark visual flare. Stalwart leading man Glenn Ford plays an unscrupulous cop looking... more

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7:35 AM
1438342552
short
7:35 AM
Color
8 min
short

A short tour of still WWII-ravaged Western Germany, visiting Hamburg, Bremen, Munich, and Heidelburg.

DirJames A. FitzPatrick
Color
8 min
 
 

7:45 AM
1438343100
suspense
Suddenly (1954) buy dvd
7:45 AM
B/W
77 min
TV-PG
suspense
Suddenly (1954)

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

DirLewis Allen CastFrank Sinatra , Sterling Hayden , James Gleason .
B/W
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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9:13 AM
1438348421
short
9:13 AM
B/W
16 min
short

This short film highlights thirteen important college football games played during the 1955 season.

B/W
16 min
 
 

9:30 AM
1438349400
crime
9:30 AM
Color
109 min
TV-PG
crime

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

DirStuart Heisler CastJack Palance , Shelley Winters , Lori Nelson .
Color
109 min
, CC
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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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11:30 AM
1438356600
suspense
11:30 AM
B/W
80 min
TV-PG
suspense

A novelist frames himself for murder to prove the fallibility of circumstantial evidence.

DirFritz Lang CastDana Andrews , Joan Fontaine , Sidney Blackmer .
B/W
80 min
, CC
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D: Fritz Lang. Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Philip Bourneuf, Barbara Nichols. Far-fetched tale of man who pretends to be guilty of murder to get first- hand view of justice system, unable to prove himself innocent later on. Pale production values. Intriguing idea doesn't hold up.

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After director Fritz Lang vaulted to prominence with such masterpieces of German cinema as Metropolis and M, he brought his art to Hollywood films, including Fury, Ministry of Fear,... more

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1:00 PM
1438362000
drama
1:00 PM
B/W
109 min
TV-PG
drama

A cynical press agent exposes inhuman conditions in the boxing game.

DirMark Robson CastHumphrey Bogart , Rod Steiger , Jan Sterling .
B/W
109 min
, CC
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D: Mark Robson. Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane, Max Baer, Edward Andrews. Bogart's last feature casts him as cynical sportswriter- turned-press agent who realizes for the first time how badly prizefighters are manipulated by their unfeeling managers. Powerful drama by Budd Schulberg.

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3:00 PM
1438369200
crime
3:00 PM
B/W
100 min
TV-PG
crime

Reporters compete to catch a serial killer.

DirFritz Lang CastDana Andrews , Rhonda Fleming , George Sanders .
B/W
100 min
, CC
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D: Fritz Lang. Dana Andrews, Ida Lupino, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Vincent Price, Thomas Mitchell, Sally Forrest, Howard Duff, James Craig, John Barrymore, Jr., Mae Marsh. Veteran cast and intertwining storylines keep interest in account of newspaper reporters and police on the track of a berserk killer.

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Ask mother says the message scrawled in lipstick at a murder scene by an unknown serial killer who preys on women. It’s a sensational story – if it bleeds, it leads – and a news... more

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4:45 PM
1438375500
suspense
4:45 PM
B/W
88 min
TV-PG
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 .
B/W
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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6:15 PM
1438380900
crime
6:15 PM
Color
99 min
TV-PG
crime
Party Girl (1958)

A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.

DirNicholas Ray CastRobert Taylor , Cyd Charisse , Lee J. Cobb .
Color
99 min
, CC
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D: Nicholas Ray. Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland, Kent Smith. Crooked lawyer (Taylor) and showgirl (Charisse) try to break free from Chicago mob life. Charisse has a couple of torrid dance numbers; Ray's stylish treatment has won this film a cult following. CinemaScope.

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Set in 1930s Chicago, Party Girl follows a bum-legged mouthpiece for the mob (Robert Taylor) and a gorgeous, wised-up vamp (Cyd Charisse) who fall in love, try to go straight…and... more

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8:00 PM
1438387200
suspense
8:00 PM
B/W
88 min
TV-PG
suspense
Criss Cross (1949)

A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover.

DirRobert Siodmak CastBurt Lancaster , Yvonne De Carlo , Dan Duryea .
B/W
88 min
, CC
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D: Robert Siodmak. Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally. Lancaster returns to hometown, where he crosses path of ex-wife De Carlo, who's taken up with gangster Duryea. Potent film noir look (by cinematographer Franz Planer) and music (by Miklos Rozsa) help compensate for Lancaster's miscasting as easily manipulated husband. Tony Curtis' screen debut; he's briefly seen as De Carlo's dance partner. Remade in 1995 as UNDERNEATH.

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Burt Lancaster stars as an armored car driver whose fatal attraction to his ex-wife draws him into the criminal underworld in the film noir "Criss Cross" (1949). To cover up his... more

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9:45 PM
1438393500
crime
9:45 PM
B/W
98 min
TV-14
crime
Brute Force (1947)

Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.

DirJules Dassin CastBurt Lancaster , Hume Cronyn , Charles Bickford .
B/W
98 min
, CC
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D: Jules Dassin. Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Howard Duff, Whit Bissell, Jeff Corey, Sam Levene, Roman Bohnen, John Hoyt, Anita Colby. Tingling, hard-bitten prison film with its few cliches punched across solidly. Brutal captain Cronyn is utterly despicable, but you know he's going to get it in the end. Scripted by Richard Brooks, from Robert Patterson's story. Duff's film debut.

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As hard-hitting as its title, Brute Force was the first of Jules Dassin's forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that also takes a critical look at American society. Burt... more

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11:30 PM
1438399800
crime
Desperate (1947)
11:30 PM
B/W
73 min
TV-PG
crime
Desperate (1947)

An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.

DirAnthony Mann CastSteve Brodie , Audrey Long , Raymond Burr .
B/W
73 min
, CC
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D: Anthony Mann. Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr, Douglas Fowley, William Challee, Jason Robards, Sr. An honest truck driver is victimized by racketeers and forced to flee with his wife. Well-made little film noir, if not as good as director Mann's follow-ups (RAW DEAL, T-MEN, etc.). Also shown in computer-colored version.

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1:00 AM
1438405200
crime
1:00 AM
B/W
112 min
TV-PG
crime

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

DirJohn Huston CastSterling Hayden , Louis Calhern , Jean Hagen .
B/W
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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3:00 AM
1438412400
suspense
3:00 AM
B/W
105 min
TV-PG
suspense

A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.

DirAlfred Hitchcock CastHenry Fonda , Vera Miles , Anthony Quayle .
B/W
105 min
, CC
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D: Alfred Hitchcock. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone, Nehemiah Persoff, Peggy Webber. Unusual Hitchcock film done as semi-documentary, using true story of N.Y.C. musician (Fonda) falsely accused of robbery. Miles is excellent as wife who cracks under strain; offbeat and compelling. Written by Maxwell Anderson and Angus MacPhail.

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This TCM Greatest Classic Films Set includes these four great films:SuspicionWell-to-do wallflower Joan Fontaine (Academy Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award winner as... more

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4:56 AM
Color
18 min
short

This short features theatrical trailers of original musicals released by MGM in 1955 and visits the sets of films still in production.

Color
18 min
 
 

5:15 AM
1438420500
documentary
MGM Parade Show #8 (1955)
5:15 AM
B/W
26 min
TV-G
documentary
MGM Parade Show #8 (1955)

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant perform in a clip from "The Philadelphia Story"; George Murphy introduces a clip from "The Tender Trap." Hosted by George Murphy.

B/W
26 min
 
 

5:48 AM
1438422507
short
Dogs 'N Ducks (1953)
5:48 AM
B/W
10 min
short
Dogs 'N Ducks (1953)

In this short film, a boy trains his new golden retriever for a duck retrieving competition, much to the chagrin of his first dog.

DirNorman Wright
B/W
10 min
 
 

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