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Introduction to Classic Mobsters

Turner Classic Movies will herald the launch of TNT's eagerly anticipated television event Mob City with a 24-hour marathon of gangster pictures, beginning at 6am on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the day before TNT's three-week television event gets under way. Ed Burns (Entourage, Saving Private Ryan, The Brothers McMullen), who plays notorious gangster Ben "Bugsy" Siegel in Mob City, will join TCM host Robert Osborne to introduce the four classic crime pictures in prime time, starting at 8pm: White Heat (1949), The Roaring Twenties (1939), The Big Heat(1953) and Key Largo (1948). The two men will also talk about Burns' role in Mob City and the influence of classic gangster films on TNT's high-profile production.

TNT's Mob City, from award-winning writer-director-executive producer Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), follows the epic battle between the Los Angeles Police Department and the mob in 1940s Los Angeles. The three-week television event is set to premiere Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TNT, and will air in two-hour blocks over three consecutive Wednesdays (Dec. 4, 11 & 18).

TCM's Dec. 3 lineup features some of the most influential and enduring gangster movies ever made. The schedule showcases top-notch performances by such legendary stars as James Cagney,Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Virginia Mayo, Lee Marvin and Priscilla Lane.

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