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that I have enjoyed seeing in the past.


I've checked the schedule from now till the end of July, and here's what's playing on TCM that qualifies as some classic film noir on my radar screen.




June 30 Thursday


8:30 AM Desperate (1947) An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery. Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr. D: Anthony Mann. BW 73m. CC


9:45 AM Two O'Clock Courage (1945) An amnesiac discovers he's wanted for murder. Tom Conway, Ann Rutherford, Richard Lane. D: Anthony Mann. BW 66m.


11:00 AM Side Street (1949) A New York City mailman is chased by both cops and crooks when he steals a shipment of dirty money. Farley Granger, Jean Hagen, James Craig. D: Anthony Mann. BW 83m. CC


12:30 PM Border Incident (1949) Police try to crack down on the illegal immigration racket. Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard da Silva. D: Anthony Mann. BW 96m. CC


July 2 Saturday


8:00 AM While The City Sleeps (1956) Reporters compete to catch a serial killer. Dana Andrews, Ida Lupino, Vincent Price. D: Fritz Lang. BW 100m. CC


July 6 Wednesday


4:00 PM Touch Of Evil (1958) A narcotics agent risks his wife's life to investigate a crooked cop. Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh. D: Orson Welles. BW 111m. LBX CC



July 8 Friday


4:00 PM Strange Illusion (1945) A young man's efforts to investigate his father's death and stop his mother from re-marrying land him in an insane asylum. Jimmy Lydon, Warren William, Sally Eilers. D: Edgar G. Ulmer. BW 85m.


July 9 Saturday


8:00 AM Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (1956) A novelist frames himself for murder to prove the fallibility of circumstantial evidence. Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer. D: Fritz Lang. BW 80m. CC


July 15 Friday


2:00 AM Wages of Fear (1953) A team of international outcasts risks their lives driving explosives through the South American mountains. Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter Van Eyck. D: Henri-Georges Clouzot. BW 148m.


July 16 Saturday


8:00 AM Angel Face (1953) An unscrupulous woman murders her loved ones for profit. Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Herbert Marshall. D: Otto Preminger.


3:00 AM The Locket (1946) A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters. Laraine Day, Robert Mitchum, Brian Aherne. D: John Brahm. BW 85m. CC


4:30 AM Bewitched (1945) A girl enlists a psychic to get rid of her murderous alternate personality. Phyllis Thaxter, Edmund Gwenn, Addison Richards. D: Arch Oboler. BW 65m. CC


July 17 Sunday


6:00 AM The Little Foxes (1941) An ambitious woman takes on her corrupt brothers and honest husband in her drive for wealth. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright. D: William Wyler. BW 116m. CC


July 22 Friday


8:00 PM Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Detective Mike Hammer fights to solve the murder of a beautiful hitchhiker with a mysterious connection to the Mob. Ralph Meeker, Cloris Leachman, Albert Dekker. D: Robert Aldrich. BW 106m. LBX


10:00 PM Detour (1945) A hitchhiker takes on a dead man's identity only to face blackmail by an unscrupulous woman. Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake. D: Edgar G. Ulmer. BW 68m.


11:15 PM The Devil Thumbs A Ride (1947) A salesman picks up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer on the run. Ted North, Lawrence Tierney, Nan Leslie. D: Felix Feist. BW 62m.


12:30 AM The Hitch-Hiker (1953) A dangerous madman kidnaps two businessmen on a hunting trip. Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman. D: Ida Lupino. BW 71m.


July 23 Saturday


8:00 AM The Killing (1956) A team of specialists plots a daring racetrack robbery, but they don't reckon with human frailty. Sterling Hayden, Marie Windsor, Jay C. Flippen. D: Stanley Kubrick. BW 84m. CC


July 26 Tuesday


10:30 AM Danger Signal (1945) A man suspected of murder charms a secretary into helping him. Faye Emerson, Zachary Scott, Dick Erdman. D: Robert Florey. BW 78m. CC


3:00 PM Angel Face (1953) An unscrupulous woman murders her loved ones for profit. Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Herbert Marshall. D: Otto Preminger. BW 91m. CC


4:45 PM Detour (1945) A hitchhiker takes on a dead man's identity only to face blackmail by an unscrupulous woman. Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake. D: Edgar G. Ulmer. BW 68m.


6:00 PM The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers (1946) Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love. Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas. D: Lewis Milestone. BW 116m.


July 28 Thursday


10:00 PM They Live by Night (1949) After an unjust prison sentence, a young innocent gets mixed-up with hardened criminals and a violent escape. Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell, Howard da Silva. D: Nicholas Ray. 96m. CC


4:30 AM You Only Live Once (1937) When he's framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child. Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Barton MacLane. D: Fritz Lang. BW 85m.









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Hey Therealfuster:


THIS IS GREAT!! I'll have to set my DVD to record as much as I can. I'll be out of town for at least 2-1/2 weeks in July but I'll be sure to have my DVD recorder ready. I'd also like to see some of the Dick Powell Films as well but this is good.


Thanks again.

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here's a few more for August, which I couldn't get to on the schedule calendar earlier.


They are even more borderline examples of noir in July and August, but I've picked the most blatant noir examples on the schedule:


August 2005


All Times Eastern


1 Monday


6:00 AM The Cobweb (1955) Inmates and staff at a posh asylum clash over love and lunacy. Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Gloria Grahame. D: Vincente Minnelli. C 124m. LBX CC


10:30 AM Dark Passage (1947) A man falsely accused of his wife's murder escapes to search for the real killer. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead. D: Delmer Daves. BW 106m. CC DVS


2:00 PM The Big Sleep (1946) Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone. D: Howard Hawks. BW 114m. CC DVS


9:00 PM Key Largo (1948) A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane. Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall. D: John Huston. BW 100m. CC DVS


12:00 AM To Have And Have Not (1944) A skipper-for-hire's romance with a beautiful drifter is complicated by his growing involvement with the French resistance. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan. D: Howard Hawks. BW 100m. CC DVS


5 Friday


9:30 AM Undercurrent (1946) A sheltered woman realizes that either her husband or his mysterious brother is a psychopath. Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum. D: Vincente Minnelli. BW 116m. CC


6 Saturday


5:45 PM Red River (1948) A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive. John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru. D: Howard Hawks. BW 133m.


8 Monday


4:30 PM Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) Desperate losers plan a bank robbery with unexpected results. Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame. D: Robert Wise. BW 96m.


12:00 AM The Night Of The Hunter (1955) A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot. Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. D: Charles Laughton. BW 93m. LBX CC


9 Tuesday


10:00 PM Ministry Of Fear (1944) When hidden microfilm comes into his possession, an innocent man is drawn into espionage. Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Dan Duryea. D: Fritz Lang. BW 87m. CC


11 Thursday


10:30 AM The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top. Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Dick Powell. D: Vincente Minnelli. BW 118m. CC DVS


2:00 PM The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers (1946) Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love. Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas. D: Lewis Milestone. BW 116m.


4:00 PM Out of the Past (1947) A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll. Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. D: Jacques Tourneur. BW 97m. CC DVS


21 Sunday


4:00 AM A Woman's Secret (1949) A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her. Maureen O'Hara, Gloria Grahame, Melvyn Douglas. D: Nicholas Ray. BW 85m.


22 Monday


8:00 PM Mildred Pierce (1945) A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society. Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Jack Carson. D: Michael Curtiz. BW 111m. CC DVS


4:00 AM Flamingo Road (1949) A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society. Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet. D: Michael Curtiz. BW 94m. CC


31 Wednesday


12:30 PM The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) A woman slowly discovers that her artist husband is a deranged killer. Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith. D: Peter Godfrey. BW 94m. CC


2:15 PM In a Lonely Place (1950) An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer. Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy. D: Nicholas Ray. BW 93m.


8:00 PM The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking-it-rich in the Mexican mountains. Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt. D: John Huston. BW 126m. CC DVS


2:00 AM High Sierra (1941) An aging ex-con sets out to pull one more big heist. Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Arthur Kennedy. D: Raoul Walsh. BW 100m. CC



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Thanks therealfuster for the schedule! I can't wait for The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers, a movie I have wanted to see for a while. I really enjoy Barbara Stanwyck in film noirs. When she is bad, she is really bad. I also want to see A Woman's Secret again, and also In a Lonely Place. Undercurrent was also an interesting film noir with Katharine Hepburn, one who usually did not frequent the genre. Those look great in August. Two in July that are great examples, not only of film noir but of B-films, are Detour and The Hitch-hiker. Both are speedy films with good performances and a real B-movie feel that adds to the suspense. Good list, therealfuster!

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Just read that the DVD package Film Noir Vol. 2 is due out on July 5th.

The five DVDs include such gems as "Born to Kill", "Clash by Night" with Barbara Stanwick, "Crossfire", "Dillinger" with Lawrence Tierney, and "The Narrow Margin".



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two of my favorite movies..."Detour" and Ida Lupino's "The Hitch-Hiker".


That movie with William Talman, as one of the nastiest hitchhikers ever to be out on the road thumbing a ride [well except for maybe Lawrence Tierney!] is a classic, and not too many people, outside of films buffs have seen it. It's great that TCM is showing it, as it has major writing pedigree what with the participation of the great, Lucille Fletcher, who wrote "Sorry Wrong Number" as a radio play, and also the similarly named episode of the Twilight Zone, with Inger Stevens, which was also spooky...yet an entirely different story and take on hitchhiking.


"The Hitch-Hiker" also is aided by the marvelous moody cinematography by movie giant, Nick Musuraca, and also stars Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy as the nice guys who make a really bad decision while going fishing.


Tallman is almost as chilling in the scenes from the film using his character's most reptilian eye, as he was in the commercials he made before death, talking about his upcoming demise due to his lung cancer.


Barbara is great in TSLOMI!



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Of the 5 DVD Noir selections my favorite is "The Narrow Margin" which takes place on a train. And it stars femme fatale Marie Windsor, one of my favorites.

Entertainment Weekly reviewed the package in their latest issue and of the 5 selections rated, noted that "The Narrow Margin" was the sets 'masterpiece'.



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