Film Noir and Neo-Noir on TCM: November 2020

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NOIR ALLEY

Saturday, October 31, 9:00 PM & Sunday, November 1, 7:00 AM

FNF Prez Eddie Muller presents

THE SEVENTH VICTIM (1943): A young woman (Kim Hunter) leaves school to investigate the disappearance of her beautiful and mysterious older sister (Jean Brooks). She finds out some interesting facts, one, her sister was married and two, she was part of a satanic set. The husband (Hugh Beaumont), a poet (Erford Gage) and a psychiatrist (Tom Conway) aid her search for the truth about her sister. Produced by horror icon Val Lewton. Dir. Mark Robson

Sunday, November 1, 7:00 AM

THE LEOPARD MAN (1943): Legendary B horror producer Val Lewton strays into noir territory with this suspenseful tale of a leopard on the prowl for human prey in a small New Mexican town. The night club performer (Jean Brooks) responsible for letting the leopard loose and her manager (Dennis O'Keefe), who dreamed up the stunt, began to suspect that a man, and not the leopard, is actually responsible for the deaths of several young women. Based on Cornell Woolrich's novel, Black Alibi. Dir. Jacques Tourneur

Sunday, November 1, 8:30 PM

MILDRED PIERCE (1945): Joan Crawford won an Oscar for her performance as a woman who builds herself up from grass widow to successful restaurateur in a desperate effort to win the love of the most ungrateful brat in the history of cinema, her daughter Veda, brilliantly played by Ann Blyth. A marriage of convenience, adultery and murder ensue. At least Mildred has the greatest best friend ever, a wisecracking Eve Arden. Based on the James M. Cain story. Dir. Michael Curtiz

Monday, November 2, 3:30 PM

TWO O'CLOCK COURAGE (1945): In this charming programmer, an amnesiac (Tom Conway) discovers he's wanted for murder. Ann Rutherford plays the spunky cab driver who helps him after she nearly runs him over. Jane Greer and Jeanne Brooks play the women in the case. Dir. Anthony Mann

Monday, Nov 2, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

TCM Salutes Shelley Winters

Here are the noirs...

5:00 PM

THE GANGSTER (1947): Based on Fuchs's novel Low Company. One of the most peculiar noirs of the 1940s stars Barry Sullivan in a riveting performance as a small-time hood who suffers a mental breakdown as his big plans begin to crumble. His night club singer-girlfriend (Belita) unwittingly fuels his paranoia. Director Wiles, normally a production designer and art director, creates an arresting visual corollary for the character's disintegrating psyche. Shelley Winters is featured in a small role. Noir regulars Henry Morgan, John Ireland, Sheldon Leonard, Elisha Cook, Jr. and Charles McGraw give the stars an able assist. Dir. Gordon Wiles

7:00 PM

CRY OF THE CITY (1948): A cop-killer (Richard Conte) escapes from a hospital after a sleazy lawyer (Berry Kroeger) tries to implicate his sweetheart (Debra Paget) in his crimes. Shelley Winters plays the escapee's former girlfriend whom he embroils in his plotting. A New York police lieutenant and the criminal's former best friend (Victor Mature) walks a tightrope as he hunts for him. Dir. Robert Siodmak

10:30 PM

I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES (1955): Gangster Big Mac (Lon Chaney, Jr.) pulls strings to get a lifer, Roy (Jack Palance), out of prison. In return, Roy had to pull a big jewelry heist. Big Mac saddles him with incompetent henchmen and things go badly. Especially when they pick up a taxi dancer (Shelley Winters) who causes considerable tension and then falls in love with Roy. W.R. Burnett based his screenplay on his own novel High Sierra, previously adapted by John Huston and Burnett in 1941 for Raoul Walsh's film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino. Dir. Stuart Heisler

Wednesday, November 4, 9:30 AM

DANGEROUS MISSION (1954): Louise Graham (Piper Laurie) runs away from New York after witnessing a mob hit. She hides out at Glacier National Park. While working at the gift shop, two men woo her (Victor Mature and Vincent Price). What she doesn't know is one's a hitman whose been sent to kill her? But which on is it? Dir. Louis King

Wednesday, November 4, 1:15 PM

HIGH SIERRA (1941): Humphrey Bogart plays Roy Earle, a hardened criminal with a heart of gold, who finds love, redemption, and a not so happy ending with the lovely and vulnerable Ida Lupino in this noir classic. This was one of three roles that George Raft refused that Bogart accepted, ironically the three roles that shot him into stardom after years of playing second bananas at Warner Brothers to among others, George Raft. Dir. Raoul Walsh

Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 PM – Thursday, November 5, 4:30 AM

Lizabeth Scott Noir Quintuple Feature

7:00 PM

TOO LATE FOR TEARS (1949): For many years, all 35mm prints of Too Late for Tears (1949) were believed lost, but through the determined efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, enough original material has been discovered to enable a restoration, performed under the auspices of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Based on a novel by future television titan Roy Huggins, and featuring Huggins' own brilliant screenplay, the film is a neglected masterpiece of noir, awaiting rediscovery. A suburban housewife (Lizabeth Scott) decides to keep a satchel of money accidentally tossed into her convertible, against the wishes of her husband (Arthur Kennedy). Dan Duryea plays the intended recipient of the cash and he's not into sharing. The result? Mayhem and murder. Dir. Byron Haskin

9:00 PM

DEAD RECKONING (1947): A tough veteran (Humphrey Bogart) sets out to solve his war buddy's murder. During his investigation he encounters his friend's best girl, Lizabeth Scott in easily the best performance of her career. Dir. John Cromwell

11:00 PM

PITFALL (1948): This independently produced gem is one of the most realistic explorations of adultery produced in 1940s. Bored suburbanite insurance salesman (Dick Powell) drifts into a dalliance with an anti-femme fatale, hard-luck model Mona (Lizabeth Scott), only to find his life and family threatened by an obsessive private eye (Raymond Burr) and a jealous ex-con. Director de Toth had the gifted Bill Bowers rewrite the script. The result is truly believable noir—a wrenching tale of repressed lust and suburban ennui. Dir. Andre de Toth

12:45 AM

THE RACKET (1951): A tough cop, Captain Thomas McQuigg (Robert Mitchum), has to fight both his superiors and a corrupt system in order to battle the mob. His mobster nemesis Nick Scanlon (Robert Ryan) is also battling his own superiors, as well as McQuigg. They object to his old-style violent tactics. McQuigg uses Nick's brother Joe Scanlon (Brett King) and his lover and singer Irene Hayes (Lizabeth Scott) as a cat's paw to get to Nick. Dir. John Cromwell

2:30 AM

THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS (1946): Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress (Barbara Stanwyck) tries to win back her lost love, Sam Masterson (Van Heflin). Her scion husband (Kirk Douglas), a four-star sot, objects. Lizabeth Scott plays the down on her luck girl that falls for Sam and further complicates things. Dir. Lewis Milestone

Thursday, November 5, 7:00 PM

VERTIGO (1958): An old friend hires ex-cop Scotty (Jimmy Stewart) to follow his beautiful but emotionally disturbed wife (Kim Novak) through the gorgeously shot streets of San Francisco. Stewart gives an intensely dark performance as Scotty spirals further and further into romantic obsession. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Saturday, November 7, 1:30 PM

POINT BLANK (1967): Existential neo-noir at its best. Lee Marvin stars as a wraith like criminal out to get his share of the loot from a robbery after his partner shots him, leaves him for dead and absconds both with all the money and his wife. Angie Dickinson co-stars as his sympathetic sister-in-law who aids him. Dir. John Boorman

NOIR ALLEY

Saturday, November 7, 9:00 PM & Sunday, November 8, 7:00 AM

FNF Prez Eddie Muller presents

NIGHTFALL (1956): A painter (Aldo Ray) finds himself caught between a dedicated cop (James Gregory) and two sadistic thieves (Brian Keith and Rudy Bond) who all think he possesses the proceeds of a bank robbery. He claims he doesn't. Ann Bancroft plays the beautiful model that may or may not be in cahoots with the thieves. Based on the David Goodis novel. Dir. Jacques Tourneur

Monday, Nov 9, 3:15 AM – 7:30 AM

Paul Henreid & Bette Davis Noir Double Feature

3:15 am

DECEPTION (1946): Pianist Christine Radcliffe (Bette Davis) tries to protect her refugee husband (Paul Henreid) from her rich and powerful ex-lover, composer Alexander Hollenius (Claude Rains). It gets messy, really, really messy. Dir. Irving Rapper

5:15 AM

DEAD RINGER (1964): In this late era noir, Bette Davis stars as twins, the rich and mean Margaret and the other poor and put-upon spinster Edith meet after many years at the funeral of Margaret's husband Frank. Edith snaps when she discovers from Margaret why Frank dumped her and married Margaret instead. Edith shoots her sister, takes her place and tries to make "Edith's" death look like a suicide. Edith's boyfriend, police sergeant Jim Hobbson (Karl Malden) and Margaret's lover Tony (Peter Lawford) soon complicates things. Dir. Paul Henreid

Monday, November 9

Film Noir Triple Bill

11:00 AM

THE UNFAITHFUL (1947): Pulp writer David Goodis penned the screenplay for this clever reworking of Somerset Maughn's The Letter. A married woman (Ann Sheridan) kills a man in self-defense. Her lawyer (Lew Ayres) soon discovers the murdered man was the woman's lover. The story transcends its noirish trappings, to reveal a fine drama about war time marriage and infidelity. Highly recommended. Dir. Vincent Sherman

1:00 PM

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1946): In this noir classic, illicit lovers (John Garfield and Lana Turner) plot to kill the woman's older husband. She wants to own her own restaurant, the eternal ambition of heroines created by James M. Cain, author of the original novel. The producers managed to stay quite faithful to the book while excising the sado-masochistic nature of the character's sexual relationship. Audrey Totter contributes a brief but memorable performance. Dir. Tay Garnett

3:00 PM

NORA PRENTISS (1947): In this noir tale, a decorous doctor becomes obsessed with a beautiful nightclub singer, (Ann Sheridan). Interestingly, uber straight man Kent Smith, best known as Irina's husband in Val Lewton's Cat People (1942) (Dir. Jacques Tourner) gets the chance to play a man who will stop at nothing to possess the object of his desire. Dir. Vincent Sherman

Tuesday, November 10, 12:30 AM

HARPER (1966): In this neo-noir, soon to be divorced private eye (Paul Newman) sets out to find the missing millionaire husband for his crippled wife (Lauren Bacall). The trail leads to a religious cult and a kidnapping plot. His investigation also leads him to Shelley Winters as a faded starlet. Janet Leigh plays his estranged wife whom Harper still loves. Dir. Jack Smight

Tuesday, November 10, 7:15 AM

THE UNSUSPECTED (1947): The star and producer of a radio crime series, a rather nasty Claude Rains, commits the perfect crime in order to cover some irregularities concerning his late niece's estate, only to have his plans thwarted when his niece Constance Bennett is found alive and well. Audrey Totter plays her slutty cousin who stole her fiancé and now has designs on her husband. Based on the book by Charlotte Armstrong. Dir. Michael Curtiz

Thursday, November 12, 5:00 AM

THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME (1947): Robert Young is brilliantly cast against type as a married Lothario whose sexual antics lead to tragedy. Director Irving Pichel elicits superb, nuanced performances from Susan Hayward (his latest lover), Jane Greer (his former lover) and Rita Johnson (his beleaguered wife), all full-blooded characters in Jonathan Latimer's sharp-edged screenplay. Produced by Hitchcock protégé Joan Harrison. Dir. Irving Pichel

Thursday, November 12, 9:30 PM

THE MOB (1951): On the heels of their Cry Danger success, screenwriter William Bowers and Robert Parrish were contracted by Columbia Pictures to craft a hard-hitting crime picture for Oscar-winner Broderick (Born Yesterday) Crawford. The tale of an undercover cop (Crawford) infiltrating a waterfront labor racket was a huge hit and a forerunner to 1950s crime exposes, subsequently overshadowed by the higher-pedigreed On the Waterfront (1954). The Mob stands as a terrific film in its own right, featuring early work from actors Charles Bronson, Neville Brand, and Ernest Borgnine. Dir. Robert Parish

Saturday, November 14, 11:00 AM

IN A LONELY PLACE (1950): This heartbreaking noir revolves around an alcoholic screenwriter (Humphrey Bogart) and the woman who loves him but fears he may be a murder (Gloria Grahame). This film is both a bitter commentary on Hollywood and on the impossibility of romance. Very loosely based on Dorothy B. Hughes' novel—an intense thriller and examination of post-WWII misogyny. Dir. Nicholas Ray

NOIR ALLEY

Saturday, November 14, 9:00 PM & Sunday, November 15, 7:00 AM

FNF Prez Eddie Muller presents

FEAR (1946): This Poverty Row noir retells Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. An impoverished medical student (Peter Cookson) who murders a pawnbroker finds himself matching wits with a suspicious detective (Warren Williams). Watch for a young Darren McGavin in a supporting role. Dir. Alfred Zeisler

Saturday, November 14, 9:00 PM

FAMILY PLOT (1976): Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Sunday, November 15, 12:45 AM

FRENZY (1972): In this utterly chilling and very violent a sociopathic killer nicknamed "The Necktie Murderer" (Barry Foster) preys on women in contemporary London and the husband of one of his victims (Jon Finch) finds himself unjustly under suspicion for her murder. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Sunday, November 15, 10:45 AM &
Monday, November 23, 2:15 PM

GASLIGHT (1944): A newlywed (Ingrid Bergman) fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion where her aunt was murdered ten years earlier. Joseph Cotten stars as the handsome stranger who aids her. Charles Boyer stars as the handsome husband who terrorizes her. Angela Lansbury plays the pretty maid who may be in league with Boyer. Based on Patrick Hamilton's Angel Street. The film won two Oscars, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Ingrid Bergman and Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White for Cedric Gibbons, William Ferrari, Edwin B. Willis, Paul Huldschinsky, and earned five more nominations. Dir. George Cukor

Monday, November 16, 8:15 PM

ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW (1959): Desperation forces a racist ex-con, the always great and always scary Robert Ryan, and a black gambler (Harry Belafonte) to plan a bank robbery together. Loads of tension ensues. Gloria Grahame and Shelly Winters co-star. Dir. Robert Wise

Tuesday, Nov 17, 8:15 AM – 2:00 PM

Bogie Triple Bill

8:15 AM

THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (1940): Truck driver Joe Fabrini (George Raft) finds himself the victim of sexual harassment by his boss's amorous wife (Ida Lupino) in a movie stealing performance. When Joe refuses her advances, she murders her husband and then tries to frame him for it. Humphrey Bogart portrays Raft's brother and trucking partner. Ann Sheridan plays Raft's true love. Dir. Raoul Walsh

10:00 AM

THE MALTESE FALCON (1941): How do I love this movie, let me count the ways… In arguably the first, and greatest, film noir, hard-boiled detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets caught up in the deadly search for a priceless statue. Along the way he tangles with a murderous liar (Mary Astor), a foppish thug (Peter Lorre) and an obese mastermind (Sydney Greenstreet). Director John Huston brilliantly adapted it from the Dashiell Hammett novel and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay. The film also garnered nominations for Best Picture and for Sydney Greenstreet, in his film debut, Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Dir. John Huston

11:45 AM

THE BIG SLEEP (1946): In Howard Hawks' clever and sophisticated adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, private eye Philip Marlowe's (Humphrey Bogart) investigates the involvement of an opium addled (and nymphomaniacal) society girl (Martha Vickers) in the murder of a pornographer. He also must determine if her sister (Lauren Bacall) is helping or hindering him. Dir. Howard Hawks

Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 PM

THE SIGN OF THE RAM (1948): Wheelchair bound poet Leah St. Aubyn (Susan Peters) uses manipulation to control her husband and stepchildren. The arrival of her new secretary Sherida Binyon (Phyllis Thaxter) sets off an unexpected chain of events. Adapted from the novel by Margaret Ferguson. Dir. John Sturges

Thursday, November 19, 10:4 PM

INTRUDER IN THE DUST (1949): Nobel prize winner William Faulkner's 1948 novel is a high-minded piece of crime fiction, written as atonement for the mistreatment of blacks in his native South. Proud African American farmer Lucas Beauchamp (Juano Hernandez, in a memorable portrayal) is a defiant Mississippi landowner accused of murdering a white man. When the county's most prominent lawyer (David Brian) refuses to defend him, it's up to a young boy (Claude Jarman Jr.) to stand up to the vigilantes and help solve the crime. Dir. Clarence Brown

NOIR ALLEY

Saturday, November 21, 9:15 PM & Sunday, November 22, 7:00 AM

FNF Prez Eddie Muller presents

KISS ME DEADLY (1955): In this terrific apocalyptic film noir, a vain and corrupt Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) tries to solve the murder of a beautiful hitchhiker (Cloris Leachman) whom he had picked up one night after she escaped from a mental institution. Mobsters, a corrupt psychiatrist, women, and a mysterious package complicates things for him. Dir. Robert Aldrich

Saturday, November 21, 11:15 PM

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1968): A bored business tycoon (Steve McQueen) turns to bank robbery and courts the insurance investigator (Faye Dunaway) assigned to bring him in. Hard to decide which of the leads is prettier. Dir. Norman Jewison

Sunday, November 22, 9:00 AM

THE THIN MAN 1934): Dashiell Hammett's urbane but fun-loving sleuths Nick and Nora Charles, along with their pup Asta, investigate the disappearance of an inventor in this classic blend of laughs and suspense. Shot in just two weeks by director Woody "One-Shot'' Van Dyke and cinematographer James Wong Howe, this gem set the gold standard for the sophisticated comedy—inspiring five sequels as well as countless inferior imitations. Van Dyke previously directed Myrna Loy and William Powell in Manhattan Melodrama and spotted the terrific chemistry of their off-screen banter between takes. He insisted on casting the pair as Hammett's hard-drinking super-couple and the glamorous pair became one of the movies' great romantic teams. Shot by the legendary cinematographer James Wong Howe. The film garnered four Oscar nominations, Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Powell, Best Director for W.S. Van Dyke Best Writing, Adaptation for Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Dir. Woody Van Dyke

Wednesday, November 25, 1:45 PM

THE DAMNED DON'T CRY (1950): Fed up with her small-town marriage and life of drudgery, Ethel Whitehead (Joan Crawford) goes after the big time and by sleeping with a series of mafiasi. This fantastic film noir fable, a thinly veiled version of the life story of gangster's moll Virginia Hill, also drew from star Crawford's life from its oppressive and impoverished beginnings through her journey to stardom. Right up there with Mildred Pierce as one of Crawford's finest Warner Bros. melodramas. With Steve Cochran, Kent Smith, and veteran Joan-foil David Brian. Dir. Vincent Sherman.

Thursday, November 26, 5:00 PM – Friday November 27, 5:00 PM

Alfred Hitchcock Marathon

5:00 PM

REAR WINDOW (1954): A wheelchair-bound photographer passes the time of his disability by spying on his neighbors. One day he witnesses a murder. Or does he? This iconic mystery was adapted from a story by Cornell Woolrich and earned a Best Writing, Screenplay Oscar nomination for screenwriter John Michael Hayes. The film earned three more Oscar nods for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Color and Best Sound, Recording. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

7:00 PM

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956): A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. Jay Livingston and Ray Evans garnered the Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for the film's song "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)". Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

9:15 PM

THE BIRDS (1963): Beautiful heiress Melanie (Tippi Hedren) takes a sudden fancy to a handsome architect Mitch (Rod Taylor) who lives in a remote Californian costal village with his overly affectionate mother (Jessica Tandy) and little sister. Creepily Melanie follows him there and pretends to be an old friend of his ex-girlfriend (Suzanne Pleshette). Even more creepily, after her arrival, the village is besieged by flocks of killer birds. Look for noir toughie Charles McGraw in a supporting role. Legendary animator turned special effects expert Ub Iwerks won the Oscar for Best Effects, Special Visual Effects for his work on the film. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

11:30 PM

PSYCHO (1960): Miriam Crane (Janet Leigh) impulsively embezzles $10,000 dollars from her employer and takes it on the lam. She checks into the Bates Motel, meets the queer but attractive Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), takes a shower and makes cinematic history. A detective (Martin Balsam), Miriam's sister (Vera Miles) and her boyfriend (John Gavin) all arrive to look for the missing Miriam. Long time Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann created the rightfully legendary score. The immensely talented old-time radio actress Virginia Gregg provides the voice of Norman's mother Norma Bates. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

1:30 AM

ROPE (1948): Two wealthy and louche pseudo-intellectuals (John Dahl and Farley Granger) murder a friend in a Nietzschean demonstration of will and folly. Then they throw a party inviting the victim's friends, family and their old schoolteacher (Jimmy Stewart) who begins to suspect something odd when the guest of honor doesn't arrive for his own party. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

3:00 AM

THE LADY VANISHES (1938): A young bride-to-be Iris (Margaret Lockwood), traveling across Europe by train, meets a charming spinster Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty), who then disappears into thin air. When no believes Miss Froy even existed outside Iris' imagination, including Dr. Hartz (Paul Lukas), a brain surgeon, she turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. A young musicologist (Michael Redgrave) helps her with her quest. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

4:45 AM

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951): Childlike but charming psychopath Bruno (Robert Walker) suggests that he and Guy (Farley Granger), a tennis player with political ambitions, crisscross murders. Unfortunately, Guy realizes too late that Bruno wasn't joking. Guy's unwanted wife shows up murdered and he has no alibi. Screenplay by Raymond Chandler and Czenzi Ormonde, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. D.P. Robert Burks' outstanding work earned an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

6:30 AM

SABOTEUR (1941): Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane (Robert Cummings) goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend. He finds love along the way with a girl (Priscilla Lane) who's positive he's guilty. Can he clear himself and win her love? The film is full of quirky touches (my favorite an abductee is charged for a milkshake by her captors), unusual supporting characters (Norman Lloyd and Otto Kruger among others), and some outstanding set pieces, including the famous Statue of Liberty finale. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

8:45 AM

TORN CURTAIN (1966): An American scientist (Paul Newman) pretends to defect to East Germany as part of a spy mission to obtain the formula of a secret miracle resin and escape back to the United States. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

11:00 AM

MARNIE (1964): A forceful millionaire (Sean Connery) blackmails a beautiful thief (Tippi Hedren), who attempted to rob him, into marrying him. He tries to unravel the mystery of her compulsion to steal. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

1:15 PM

THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (1955): This quirky black comedy reverses the whodunit genre as multiple residents of a Vermont hamlet believe themselves responsible for Harry's death and the disposal of his body. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

3:00 PM

SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943): A young girl, Teresa Wright, fears her favorite uncle may be a killer, Joseph Cotten in the best performance of his career. "Do you know the world is a foul sty? Do you know, if you rip off the fronts of houses, you'd find swine? The world's a hell. What does it matter what happens in it?" Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Saturday, November 28, 3:00 AM

KEY LARGO (1948): A returning veteran (Humphrey Bogart) tangles with a ruthless gangster (Edward G. Robinson) during a hurricane while falling for his dead war buddy's widow (Lauren Bacall). Claire Trevor steals the film with her Oscar winning performance as the gangster's alcoholic and emotionally abused girlfriend. Dir. John Huston

NOIR ALLEY

Saturday, November 28, 9:15 PM & Sunday, November 29, 7:00 AM

FNF Prez Eddie Muller presents

SUSPENSE (1946): The Postman Always Rings Twice on ice! A handsome man (Barry Sullivan) with a questionable past works his way up from peanut salesman to manager of an ice show. He falls for the beautiful star (Belita) who's also the wife of the owner (Albert Dekker). When the owner leaves town, sparks fly and dangerous intrigue follows. Dir. Frank Tuttle

Saturday, November 28, 11:15 PM

TOPAZ (1969): A complicated espionage thriller involving a Soviet spy in French General De Gaulle's retinue, drawn from Leon Uris's novel. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Sunday, November 29, 9:00 AM

HIGH SIERRA (1941): Humphrey Bogart plays Roy Earle, a hardened criminal with a heart of gold, who finds love, redemption, and a not so happy ending with the lovely and vulnerable Ida Lupino in this noir classic. This was one of three roles that George Raft refused that Bogart accepted, ironically the three roles that shot him into stardom after years of playing second bananas at Warner Brothers to among others, George Raft. Dir. Raoul Walsh

Monday, Nov 30, 11;15 AM – 5:00 PM

Film Noir Triple Bill

11:15 AM

RED LIGHT (1949): This film features one of George Raft's best performances! A convicted embezzler (Raymond Burr) hires a soon to be, and rather psychotic, ex-con (Harry Morgan) to act as his instrument of vengeance against his former employer John Torno (Raft) by killing his brother Jess, an Army chaplain just home from the war. John goes berserk when he finds his brother dying and vows to find the culprit. Dir. Roy Del Ruth

1:00 PM

BACKFIRE (1950): A veteran (Gordon MacRae), recovering from multiple surgeries, tries to clear an old friend (Edmond O'Brien) of a murder charge with the help of his nurse (Virginia Mayo) and a mysterious woman (Viveca Lindfors). Dir. Vincent Sherman

2:45 PM

WHITE HEAT (1949): "Top of the world, Ma!" a G-man (Edmond O'Brien) infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic, James Cagney in a stand out performance. This film marks the cinematic movement away from the traditional Warner Brothers' portrayal of the gangster to the more cynical and psychological film noir interpretation. Virginia Kellogg garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story for the film. Pointless trivia: Naked Gun 33 1/3 borrowed the plot. Dir. Raoul Walsh

Eddie Muller presents Val Lewton's The Seventh Victim on NOIR ALLEY November 31 and November 1

Val Lewton's The Leopard Man screens November 1

Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce on November 1

Amnesiac-noir, Two O'Clock Courage on November 2

Shelley Winters in The Gangster on November 2

Victor Mature and Shelley Winters in Cry of the City on November 2

Shelley Winters and Jack Palance in I Died a Thousand Times on November 2

Victor Mature and Piper Laurie star in Dangerous Mission on November 4

Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino in Raoul Walsh's High Sierra on November 4

Arthur Kennedy and Lizabeth Scott in Too Late for Tears screens November 4 and 5

Lizabeth Scott and Humphrey Bogart in Dead Reckoning on November 4

Lizabeth Scott, Robert Mitchum and Robert Ryan in The Racket on November 5

Lizabeth Scott in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers on November 5

Lee Marvin stars in Point Blank on November 7

Eddie Muller presents Aldo Ray and Ann Bancroft in Nightfall on NOIR ALLEY November 7 and 8

Paul Henreid and Bette Davis in Deception on November 9

Directed by Paul Henreid, Dead Ringer on November 9

Lew Ayres, Ann Sheridan, and Zachary Scott in The Unfaithful on November 9

Top noir classic, The Postman Always Rings Twice on November 9

Kent Smith and Ann Sheridan in Nora Prentiss on November 9

Paul Newman and Shelley Winters in Harper on November 10

Audrey Totter and Michael North in The Unsuspected on November 10

Jane Greer and Robert Young in They Won't Believe Me on November 12

Broderick Crawford stars in The Mob on November 14

Eddie Muller presents Fear on NOIR ALLEY November 14 and 15

Bruce Dern in Hitchcock's Family Plot on November  14

Hitchcock's Frenzy screens November 15

Top-noir classic, Odds Against Tomorrow on November 16

Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino and George Raft in They Drive by Night on November 17

Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon on November 17

The Sign of the Ram screens November 18

Juano Hernandez and Claude Jarman, Jr. in Intruder in the Dust on November 19

Percy Helton's got a deal — Eddie Muller presents Kiss Me Deadly on NOIR ALLEY November 21 and 22

Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair on November 21

The Thin Man starring Myrna Loy and William Powell screens November 22

Joan Crawford in The Damned Don't Cry on November 25

James Stewart stars in Rear Window on November 26

The Birds screens November 26

Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins in Psycho on November 26

Early Hitchcock - The Lady Vanishes on November 27

Strangers on a Train screens November 27

Paul Newman and Julie Andrews in Torn Curtain on November 27

Sean Connery and Tippi Hedrin in Marnie on November 27

James Cotton and Teresa Wright in Shadow of a Doubt on November 27

Eddie Muller presents Suspense on NOIR ALLEY November 28 and 29

Bogie & Lupino in High Sierra on November 29

George Raft in Red Light on November 30

Virginia Mayo in Backfire on November 30

James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, and Edmond O'Brien in White Heat on November 30

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