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Noirs & Gangster movies coming up on FMC

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There seem to be quite a few good noirs and gangster movies coming up on the Fox Movie Channel; rather than starting a new thread for each one, I thought it might be easier to keep it all in a single thread.

 

_Tuesday, May 26_

*Cry of the City* (1948) 9am ET

A New York police lieutenat (Victor Mature) walks a tightrope as he tracks tracks his former best friend, who is now a cop-killer.

Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Shelley Winters, Fred Clark, Tommy Cook. Director: Robert Siodmak

 

_Friday, May 29_

*Where the Sidewalk Ends* (1950) 10am ET

Otto Preminger's moody film noir story of a detective (Dana Andrews) with a strong hatred for criminals who accidentally kills a suspect and must confront his conscience when an innocent man is accused of the crime. Oleg Cassini (costume designer) cameo.

Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Tom Tully, Otto Preminger, Bert Freed. Director: Otto Preminger

 

_Saturday, May 30_

*Violent Saturday* (1955) 2:30pm ET

A gripping drama about the events leading up to a bank robbery and how the crime effects the lives of citizens in a small Arizona town.

Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Victor Mature, Sylvia Sidney, Richard Egan. Director: Richard Fleischer

 

*The Seven-Ups* (1973) 6pm ET

A secret force in the New York police department hunts down gangsters.

Cast: Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Larry Haines, Victor Arnold, Jerry Leon. Director: Philip D'Antoni

 

_Wednesday, June 3_

*Fallen Angel* (1945) 8am ET

A small town is shocked by the murder of a waitress (Linda Darnell), and the prime suspect is the gold-digging press agent (Dana Andrews) of a high society heiress (Alice Faye). 1940's Otto Preminger film noir gem.

Cast: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Charles Bickford, John Carradine, Linda Darnell, David Raksin. Director: Otto Preminger

 

_Thursday, June 4_

*Cry of the City* (1948) 7:30am ET (see description, above)

 

*Black Widow* (1954) 9:15am ET

A famous actress (Ginger Rogers), a film producer (Van Heflin), and his long-suffering wife (Gene Tierney) are all suspected of killing an opportunistic young writerl (Peggy Ann Garner).

Cast: Ginger Rogers, Van Helfin, Gene Tierney, George Raft, Peggy Ann Garner. Director: Nunnally Johnson

 

*A Blueprint for Murder* (1953) 11am ET

A man (Joseph Cotten) who has fallen in love with his sister-in-law (Jean Peters) begins to suspect that she may have murdered one of her step-children.

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine Mcleod, Mae Marsh. Director: Andrew Stone

 

_Friday, June 5_

*Thieves' Highway* (1949) 9:45am ET

A tough drama about a war veteran turned truck driver out to avenge his father's mistreatment at the hands of a crooked fruit dealer in San Francisco.

Cast: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell. Director: Jules Dassin

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?Black Widow? (1954) is interesting from a technical point of view. It marks the change-over from the classic B&W noir era to the flashy new Technicolor Cinemascope era.

 

This is scripted as a classic noir mystery, and it uses a lot of old noir actors, but it is photographed as a bright Technicolor film as if it is a 1950s musical or a light-hearted ?50s romance film.

 

The cameraman seemed to not know what to do with such a wide screen. The color is unnecessary and is distracting. All the scenes are flatly lit from direct front lighting. No shadows. The older actors seem out of place, as if they are walking around on a large brightly-lit Broadway stage.

 

It is certainly interesting to watch and to imagine how good it might have been had it been shot in B&W in a 4:3 format in 1945.

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I've been attending a 2-week noir festival at the Roxie theater (programmed by Dewey) and the idea of noir in anything but Academy Ratio seems a bit bizarre right now. (With the exception of the brilliant The Burglar, but even that one was 1.85:1 only).

 

I have just finished recording Cry of the City on FMC - it's a good thing I was watching it as it recorded because I realized just in time that this was a 95-minute movie in a 90-minute time slot, so I changed the settings to make sure I recorded all of it.

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_Wednesday, June 3_

*Fallen Angel* (1945) 8am ET

A small town is shocked by the murder of a waitress (Linda Darnell), and the prime suspect is the gold-digging press agent (Dana Andrews) of a high society heiress (Alice Faye). 1940's Otto Preminger film noir gem.

Cast: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Charles Bickford, John Carradine, Linda Darnell, David Raksin. Director: Otto Preminger

 

_Thursday, June 4_

*Cry of the City* (1948) 7:30am ET

A New York police lieutenat (Victor Mature) walks a tightrope as he tracks tracks his former best friend, who is now a cop-killer.

Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Shelley Winters, Fred Clark, Tommy Cook. Director: Robert Siodmak

 

*Black Widow* (1954) 9:15am ET

A famous actress (Ginger Rogers), a film producer (Van Heflin), and his long-suffering wife (Gene Tierney) are all suspected of killing an opportunistic young writerl (Peggy Ann Garner).

Cast: Ginger Rogers, Van Helfin, Gene Tierney, George Raft, Peggy Ann Garner. Director: Nunnally Johnson

 

*A Blueprint for Murder* (1953) 11am ET

A man (Joseph Cotten) who has fallen in love with his sister-in-law (Jean Peters) begins to suspect that she may have murdered one of her step-children.

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine Mcleod, Mae Marsh. Director: Andrew Stone

 

_Friday, June 5_

*Thieves' Highway* (1949) 9:45am ET

A tough drama about a war veteran turned truck driver out to avenge his father's mistreatment at the hands of a crooked fruit dealer in San Francisco.

Cast: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell. Director: Jules Dassin

 

_Saturday, June 6_

*Violent Saturday* (1955) 10:30am ET

A gripping drama about the events leading up to a bank robbery and how the crime effects the lives of citizens in a small Arizona town.

Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Victor Mature, Sylvia Sidney, Richard Egan. Director: Richard Fleischer

 

_Monday, June 8_

*Night Train to Munich* (1940) 10am ET

A British spy (Harrison) must pretend to be a German officer in order to save an inventor and his daughter (Lockwood), kidnapped by the Nazis.

Cast: Rex Harrison, Margaret Lockwood, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne. Director: Carol Reed

 

_Tuesday, June 9_

*A Blueprint for Murder* (1953) 7:30am ET

A man (Joseph Cotten) who has fallen in love with his sister-in-law (Jean Peters) begins to suspect that she may have murdered one of her step-children.

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine Mcleod, Mae Marsh. Director: Andrew Stone

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Don't forget! Night Train to Munich is on today at 10am ET!

 

_Monday, June 8_

*Night Train to Munich* (1940) 10am ET

A British spy (Harrison) must pretend to be a German officer in order to save an inventor and his daughter (Lockwood), kidnapped by the Nazis.

Cast: Rex Harrison, Margaret Lockwood, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne. Director: Carol Reed

 

_Tuesday, June 9_

*A Blueprint for Murder* (1953) 7:30am ET

A man (Joseph Cotten) who has fallen in love with his sister-in-law (Jean Peters) begins to suspect that she may have murdered one of her step-children.

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine Mcleod, Mae Marsh. Director: Andrew Stone

 

_Friday, June 12_

*Night Train to Munich* (1940) 10am ET

see description above

 

_Saturday, June 20_

*Kiss of Death* (1947) 6am and 10am ET

A small-time crook who turns state's evidence (Victor Mature) is tormented by a psychopathic accomplice (Richard Widmark) in this powerful film noir shot entirely in New York City. Notable as Widmark's film debut and Best Supporting Actor nomination.

Cast: Richard Widmark, Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Karl Malden, Mildred Dunnock, Millard Mitchell, Taylor Holmes. Director: Henry Hathaway

 

*Murder, Inc.* (1960) 8am and 12pm ET

A true account of the infamous gangster organization of the 1930s and its number one hit man (Falk).

Cast: May Britt, Peter Falk, Morey Amsterdam, Simon Oakland, Henry Morgan, Stuart Whitman, Vincent Gardenia, Burt Balaban, Sylvia Miles, Sarah Vaughan. Director: Stuart Rosenberg

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*_FRIDAY, JUNE 12_*

*Night Train to Munich* (1940) 10am ET

A British spy (Harrison) must pretend to be a German officer in order to save an inventor and his daughter (Lockwood), kidnapped by the Nazis.

Cast: Rex Harrison, Margaret Lockwood, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne. Director: Carol Reed

 

*_SATURDAY, JUNE 20_*

*Kiss of Death* (1947) 6am and 10am ET

A small-time crook who turns state's evidence (Victor Mature) is tormented by a psychopathic accomplice (Richard Widmark) in this powerful film noir shot entirely in New York City. Notable as Widmark's film debut and Best Supporting Actor nomination.

Cast: Richard Widmark, Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Karl Malden, Mildred Dunnock, Millard Mitchell, Taylor Holmes. Director: Henry Hathaway

 

*Murder, Inc.* (1960) 8am and 12pm ET

A true account of the infamous gangster organization of the 1930s and its number one hit man (Falk).

Cast: May Britt, Peter Falk, Morey Amsterdam, Simon Oakland, Henry Morgan, Stuart Whitman, Vincent Gardenia, Burt Balaban, Sylvia Miles, Sarah Vaughan. Director: Stuart Rosenberg.

 

*_TUESDAY, JUNE 23_*

*Kiss of Death* (1947) 8am ET

see description above

 

*Thieves' Highway* (1949) 10am ET

A tough drama about a war veteran turned truck driver out to avenge his father's mistreatment at the hands of a crooked fruit dealer in San Francisco.

Cast: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell. Director: Jules Dassin.

 

*Road House* (1948) 12pm ET

A dangerous love triangle results when a jealous road house owner (Richard Widmark) frames his childhood friend (Cornel Wilde) for a robbery to insure the affections of the star singer (Ida Lupino). Notable moment with Lupino singing "Again".

Cast: Ida Lupino, Richard Widmark, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm. Director: Jean Negulesco.

 

*_WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24_*

*Where the Sidewalk Ends* (1950) 9:30am ET

Otto Preminger's moody film noir story of a detective (Dana Andrews) with a strong hatred for criminals who accidentally kills a suspect and must confront his conscience when an innocent man is accused of the crime. Oleg Cassini (costume designer) cameo.

Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Tom Tully, Bert Freed. Director: Otto Preminger.

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*_TUESDAY, JUNE 30_*

*Night Train to Munich* (1940) 7:30am ET

A British spy (Harrison) must pretend to be a German officer in order to save an inventor and his daughter (Lockwood), kidnapped by the Nazis.

Cast: Rex Harrison, Margaret Lockwood, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne. Director: Carol Reed

 

*Where the Sidewalk Ends* (1950) 9:30am ET

Otto Preminger's moody film noir story of a detective (Dana Andrews) with a strong hatred for criminals who accidentally kills a suspect and must confront his conscience when an innocent man is accused of the crime. Oleg Cassini (costume designer) cameo.

Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Tom Tully, Bert Freed. Director: Otto Preminger.

 

*Murder, Inc.* (1960) 11:30am ET

A true account of the infamous gangster organization of the 1930s and its number one hit man (Falk).

Cast: May Britt, Peter Falk, Morey Amsterdam, Simon Oakland, Henry Morgan, Stuart Whitman, Vincent Gardenia, Burt Balaban, Sylvia Miles, Sarah Vaughan. Director: Stuart Rosenberg.

 

*_WEDNESDAY, JULY 1_*

*Thieves' Highway* (1949) 10:30am ET

A tough drama about a war veteran turned truck driver out to avenge his father's mistreatment at the hands of a crooked fruit dealer in San Francisco.

Cast: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell. Director: Jules Dassin.

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*_TUESDAY, JULY 7_*

*Cry of the City* (1948) 6am ET

A New York police lieutenat (Victor Mature) walks a tightrope as he tracks tracks his former best friend, who is now a cop-killer.

Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Shelley Winters, Fred Clark, Tommy Cook. Director: Robert Siodmak

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*_SATURDAY, JULY 11_*

*Black Widow* (1954) 6am ET

A famous actress (Ginger Rogers), a film producer (Van Heflin), and his long-suffering wife (Gene Tierney) are all suspected of killing an opportunistic young writerl (Peggy Ann Garner).

Cast: Ginger Rogers, Van Helfin, Gene Tierney, George Raft, Peggy Ann Garner. Director: Nunnally Johnson

 

*Fallen Angel* (1945) 8am ET

A small town is shocked by the murder of a waitress (Linda Darnell), and the prime suspect is the gold-digging press agent (Dana Andrews) of a high society heiress (Alice Faye). 1940's Otto Preminger film noir gem.

Cast: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Charles Bickford, John Carradine, Linda Darnell, David Raksin. Director: Otto Preminger

 

*_MONDAY, JULY 13_*

*Cry of the City* (1948) 8am ET

A New York police lieutenat (Victor Mature) walks a tightrope as he tracks tracks his former best friend, who is now a cop-killer.

Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Shelley Winters, Fred Clark, Tommy Cook. Director: Robert Siodmak

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*_TUESDAY, JULY 21_*

*Black Widow* (1954) 8am ET

A famous actress (Ginger Rogers), a film producer (Van Heflin), and his long-suffering wife (Gene Tierney) are all suspected of killing an opportunistic young writerl (Peggy Ann Garner).

Cast: Ginger Rogers, Van Helfin, Gene Tierney, George Raft, Peggy Ann Garner. Director: Nunnally Johnson

 

*Murder, Inc.* (1960) 10am ET

A true account of the infamous gangster organization of the 1930s and its number one hit man (Falk).

Cast: May Britt, Peter Falk, Morey Amsterdam, Simon Oakland, Henry Morgan, Stuart Whitman, Vincent Gardenia, Burt Balaban, Sylvia Miles, Sarah Vaughan. Director: Stuart Rosenberg.

 

*_WEDNESDAY, JULY 22_*

*Violent Saturday* (1955) 1:30pm ET

A gripping drama about the events leading up to a bank robbery and how the crime effects the lives of citizens in a small Arizona town.

Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Victor Mature, Sylvia Sidney, Richard Egan. Director: Richard Fleischer

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*_MONDAY, AUG. 10_*

*Cry of the City* (1948) 8am ET

A New York police lieutenat (Victor Mature) walks a tightrope as he tracks tracks his former best friend, who is now a cop-killer.

Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Shelley Winters, Fred Clark, Tommy Cook. Director: Robert Siodmak

 

*Murder, Inc.* (1960) 10am ET

A true account of the infamous gangster organization of the 1930s and its number one hit man (Falk).

Cast: May Britt, Peter Falk, Morey Amsterdam, Simon Oakland, Henry Morgan, Stuart Whitman, Vincent Gardenia, Burt Balaban, Sylvia Miles, Sarah Vaughan. Director: Stuart Rosenberg.

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*_WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12_*

*Road House* (1948) 12pm ET

A dangerous love triangle results when a jealous road house owner (Richard Widmark) frames his childhood friend (Cornel Wilde) for a robbery to insure the affections of the star singer (Ida Lupino). Notable moment with Lupino singing "Again".

Cast: Ida Lupino, Richard Widmark, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm. Director: Jean Negulesco.

 

*The Detective* (1968) 4pm ET

A New York cop (frank Sinatra) uncovers crime and corruption as he investigates the murder of a homosexual son of a politically connected department store magnate.

Cast: Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jack Klugman, William Windom, Tony Musante, Robert Duvall, Lloyd Bochner, Ralph Meeker. Director: Gordon Douglas

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*_SUNDAY, AUG. 16_*

*Thieves' Highway* (1949) 9:30am ET

A tough drama about a war veteran turned truck driver out to avenge his father's mistreatment at the hands of a crooked fruit dealer in San Francisco.

Cast: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell. Director: Jules Dassin

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Friday, September 4, 11am Eastern

THE CAPE TOWN AFFAIR

 

This may be of interest as it's a remake of PICK UP ON SOUTH STREET.

 

CRY OF THE CITY gets another airing on August 31 at 10am.

 

LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN on September 8 at 11am.

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> {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote} > Don't forget! Night Train to Munich is on today at 10am ET!

 

If you missed it, no doubt it will be run again and again on FMC. Doesn't everything?

 

Besides being an excellent film, it's the nicest copy I've seen. For years it was only around in horrible public domain copies.

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> {quote:title=markfp2 wrote:}{quote}

> If you missed it, no doubt it will be run again and again on FMC. Doesn't everything?

 

Well, now that you mention it, there are some movies that do, indeed, seem to run over and over again for months. But, after following their schedule closely for some time, I've found that once in a while there will be a few movies that show up on the schedule once or twice and then disappear for a good long while.

 

I think last month they showed Three Blind Mice, and it hasn't been shown again, nor is it on the schedule thru the end of September. That's just one example, mind you.

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Last minute reminder! Two great noirs on FMC this morning:

 

*_MONDAY, AUG. 31_*

*Fallen Angel* (1945) 8am ET

A small town is shocked by the murder of a waitress (Linda Darnell), and the prime suspect is the gold-digging press agent (Dana Andrews) of a high society heiress (Alice Faye). 1940's Otto Preminger film noir gem.

Cast: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Charles Bickford, John Carradine, Linda Darnell, David Raksin. Director: Otto Preminger

 

*Cry of the City* (1948) 10am ET

A New York police lieutenat (Victor Mature) walks a tightrope as he tracks tracks his former best friend, who is now a cop-killer.

Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Shelley Winters, Fred Clark, Tommy Cook. Director: Robert Siodmak

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I know it's just an average, formula movie, but I really like Vicki 1953. I always like to see Jean Peters and Jeanne Crain, and this film gives you both.

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*_WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9_*

 

*Cry of the City* (1948) 10am ET

A New York police lieutenant (Victor Mature) walks a tightrope as he tracks tracks his former best friend, who is now a cop-killer.

Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Shelley Winters, Fred Clark, Tommy Cook. Director: Robert Siodmak

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Coming up:

 

*_FRIDAY, SEPT. 18_*

*Fallen Angel* (1945) 9:30am ET

A small town is shocked by the murder of a waitress (Linda Darnell), and the prime suspect is the gold-digging press agent (Dana Andrews) of a high society heiress (Alice Faye). 1940's Otto Preminger film noir gem.

Cast: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Charles Bickford, John Carradine, Linda Darnell, David Raksin. Director: Otto Preminger

 

*Night Train to Munich* (1940) 11:30am ET

A British spy (Harrison) must pretend to be a German officer in order to save an inventor and his daughter (Lockwood), kidnapped by the Nazis.

Cast: Rex Harrison, Margaret Lockwood, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne. Director: Carol Reed

 

*Somewhere in the Night* (1946) 1:30pm ET

An amnesiac (Hodiak) returns from WWII trying to discover his lost identity and learns that he may be a murderer.

Cast: John Hodiak, Richard Conte, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan. Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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