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"In a Lonely Place" (1950) and "The Big Heat" (1953) on Gloria Grahame Day!


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Two great noirs are coming to TCM on _Thursday, Aug. 13th_ - Gloria Grahame's day of glory in Summer Under the Stars!

 

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*In a Lonely Place* (1950) 8pm ET

An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid Dir: Nicholas Ray BW-93 mins, TV-PG

 

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*The Big Heat* (1953) 9:45pm ET

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

Cast: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby Dir: Fritz Lang BW-90 mins, TV-14

 

Grahame, Ray, Lang, Bogart, Glenn Ford... it just doesn't get much better than that for noir fans!

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*moviemorlocks.com* is dedicating the spotlight this week to our beloved Gloria Grahame with a week-long "blogathon".

 

Of special interest for noir fans:

*Cold Calculation and Sensuality: Gloria Grahame and Fritz Lang*

http://moviemorlocks.com/2009/08/11/gloria-grahame-and-fritz-lang-go-noir/

 

And if that's not enough to put a smile in your face, there's just *_2_* days to go until Gloria's day in SUTS. :D

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*Schedule for _Thursday, Aug. 13_ - Gloria Grahame's day in Summer Under the Stars:*

 

*Blonde Fever* (1944) 6am ET

A woman fights to save her husband from a sluttish waitress.

Cast: Philip Dorn, Mary Astor, Felix Bressart, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Richard Whorf BW-69 mins, TV-G

 

*It Happened In Brooklyn* (1947) 7:15am ET

A returning GI and his friends try to make it in the music business.

Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante. Dir: Richard Whorf BW-103 mins, TV-G

 

*Merton Of The Movies* (1947) 9am ET

A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.

Cast: Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame, Leon Ames. Dir: Robert Alton BW-82 mins, TV-G

 

*Roughshod* (1949) 10:30am ET

A rancher tries to save his fellow stagecoach passengers from a murderous enemy.

Cast: Robert Sterling, Gloria Grahame, Claude Jarman Jr., John Ireland. Dir: Mark Robson BW-88 mins, TV-PG

 

*Crossfire* (1947) 12pm ET

A crusading district attorney investigates the murder of a Jewish man.

Cast: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame Dir: Edward Dmytryk BW-86 mins, TV-PG

 

*Macao* (1952) 1:30pm ET

A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.

Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez Dir: Josef von Sternberg BW-81 mins, TV-PG

 

*The Glass Wall* (1953) 3pm ET

A World War II refugee fights to stay in the U.S.

Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Gloria Grahame, Ann Robinson, Douglas Spencer Dir: Maxwell Shane BW-80 mins

 

*A Woman's Secret* (1949) 4:30pm ET

A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.

Cast: Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Bill Williams Dir: Nicholas Ray BW-85 mins, TV-G

 

*The Bad and the Beautiful* (1952) 6pm ET

An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.

Cast: Elaine Stewart, Sammy White, Leo G. Carroll, Ivan Triesault Dir: Vincente Minnelli BW-118 mins, TV-PG

 

*In a Lonely Place* (1950) 8pm ET

An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid Dir: Nicholas Ray BW-93 mins, TV-PG

 

*The Big Heat* (1953) 9:45pm ET

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

Cast: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby Dir: Fritz Lang BW-90 mins, TV-14

 

*The Greatest Show on Earth* (1952) 11:30pm ET

A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.

Cast: Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour Dir: Cecil B. DeMille C-152 mins, TV-PG

 

*The Cobweb* (1955) 2:15am ET

Inmates and staff at a posh asylum clash over love and lunacy.

Cast: Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Gloria Grahame Dir: Vincente Minnelli C-124 mins, TV-PG

 

*Chandler* (1971) 4:30am ET

A former private eye lands in hot water when he agrees to protect a government witness.

Cast: Warren Oates, Leslie Caron, Alex Dreier, Mitchell Ryan Dir: Paul Magwood C-86 mins, TV-14

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