'Out of the Past' (1947)
'Out of the Past' (1947)
Out of the Past (1947)

This week:
* Monday—Jack Palance acts suspiciously—no kidding!
* Tuesday—Leslie Howard isn’t what he seems.
* Wednesday and Thursday—Bogie dominates in 11 Warner Brothers thrillers from the ’30s and ’40s.
* Friday—Alan Ladd draws a bead on Jack Palance.
* Saturday—Robert Mitchum experiences a fatal attraction (Jane Greer).


Monday—December 14th

6:15 AM—Man in the Attic (1953)
A landlady suspects her mysterious new tenant is Jack the Ripper.
Cast: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Frances Bavier. Dir: Hugo Fregonese. BW-82 mins, TV-PG

7:45 AM—The Blue Dahlia (1946)
A veteran fights to prove he didn’t kill his cheating wife.
Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix. Dir: George Marshall. BW-99 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:30 AM—Death on the Nile (1978)
Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an heiress during an Egyptian tour.
Cast: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Bette Davis. Dir: John Guillermin. C-140 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

4:00 PM—The Trouble with Harry (1955)
A corpse creates a world of trouble for several passersby who each believe they may have caused the death.
Cast: Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

Tuesday—December 15th

6:00 PM—The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935)
A British aristocrat’s effete facade masks a swashbuckling hero rescuing victims of the French revolution.
Cast: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey. Dir: Harold Young. BW-98 mins, TV-G


Wednesday—December 16th

3:45 AM—Rebecca (1940)
A young bride is terrorized by the memories of her husband’s glamorous first wife.
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-130 mins, TV-PG, CC

7:00 AM—The Return of Doctor X (1939)
A murderer returns from the grave with a thirst for blood.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane, Dennis Morgan. Dir: Vincent Sherman. BW-63 mins, TV-PG, CC

8:15 AM—You Can’t Get Away with Murder (1939)
A young tough takes the rap for a hardened gangster.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Billy Halop, Gale Page. Dir: Lewis Seiler. BW-79 mins, TV-G, CC

9:45 AM—Brother Orchid (1940)
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Ann Sothern, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-88 mins, TV-PG, CC

11:15 AM—It All Came True (1940)
A gangster hides out in a boardinghouse full of eccentrics.
Cast: Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, ZaSu Pitts. Dir: Lewis Seiler. BW-97 mins, TV-PG, CC

1:00 PM—The Wagons Roll at Night (1941)
A circus manager turns a young farm boy into a star lion tamer.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Eddie Albert. Dir: Ray Enright. BW-84 mins, TV-G

2:30 PM—Across the Pacific (1942)
An American agent tries to keep Axis spies from blowing up the Panama Canal.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: John Huston. C-97 mins, TV-G, CC

4:15 PM—All Through the Night (1942)
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Jane Darwell. Dir: Vincent Sherman. BW-107 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:15 PM—The Big Shot (1942)
A mob leader escapes prison and flees with his love to a mountain hideaway, where he tries to atone for his sins.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Irene Manning, Richard Travis. Dir: Lewis Seiler. BW-81 mins, TV-PG, CC

8:00 PM—The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: John Huston. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

10:00 PM—Casablanca (1942)
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS


Thursday—December 17th

12:00 AM—The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking-it-rich in the Mexican mountains.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt. Dir: John Huston. BW-126 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

4:00 PM—The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Seven American gunmen hire themselves out to protect a Mexican village from bandits.
Cast: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson. Dir: John Sturges. C-128 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Friday—December 18th

4:00 PM—Shane (1953)
A mysterious drifter helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman.
Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Brandon de Wilde. Dir: George Stevens. C-118 mins, TV-G, CC


Saturday—December 19th

6:00 AM—Out of the Past (1947)
A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-97 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

6:00 PM—Scaramouche (1952)
In 18th-century France, a young man masquerades as an actor to avenge his friend’s murder.
Cast: Stewart Granger, Mel Ferrer, Eleanor Parker. Dir: George Sidney. C-115 mins, TV-PG, CC


Sunday—December 20th

Really looong blockbusters, including Raintree County, How the West Was Won, Doctor Zhivago, Ben-Hur, and King of Kings (1961 and 1927).


Mike Gray