'D.O.A.' (1950)

This week:
* Tuesday—Lee Marvin makes coffee nervous.
* Wednesday and Thursday—More Warner Bros. crime dramas from the thirties and forties, nine in all.
* Friday—Robert Taylor finds Ava Gardner quite a distraction; Edmond O’Brien murders … himself; and William Talman doesn’t get any tougher.


Monday—December 7th

Mostly seldom-seen war films until sunset.


Tuesday—December 8th

2:15 AM—Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
Cast: Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-118 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS

7:30 AM—The Big Heat (1953)
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, Lee Marvin. Dir: Fritz Lang. BW-90 mins, TV-14, CC

1:00 PM—North by Northwest (1959)
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-136 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS

5:45 PM—Family Plot (1976)
A phony psychic takes on a pair of kidnappers.
Cast: Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-120 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format


Wednesday—December 9th

12:00 AM—The Third Man (1949)
A man’s investigation of a friend’s death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna.
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Alida Valli. Dir: Carol Reed. BW-104 mins, TV-14, CC

2:00 AM—The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
Cast: Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed. Dir: Albert Lewin. BW-110 mins, TV-G, CC

4:00 AM—Dead of Night (1945)
Guests at a country estate share stories of the supernatural.
Cast: Mervyn Johns, Roland Culver, Michael Redgrave. Dir: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer. BW-103 mins, TV-14, CC

6:00 AM—San Quentin (1937)
A convict’s sister falls for the captain of the prison guards.
Cast: Pat O’Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-70 mins, TV-PG, CC

7:15 AM—The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (1938)
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC

8:45 AM—Crime School (1938)
A crusading warden sets out to improve conditions at a reform school.
Cast: The Dead End Kids, Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page. Dir: Lewis Seiler. BW-85 mins, TV-G, CC

11:30 AM—Racket Busters (1938)
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
Cast: George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Allen Jenkins. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-71 mins, TV-G, CC

4:15 PM—Invisible Stripes (1939)
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
Cast: George Raft, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC

5:45 PM—King of the Underworld (1939)
A lady doctor gets mixed up with a criminal gang.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson. Dir: Lewis Seiler. BW-67 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:30 PM—The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Three World War I Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
Cast: James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-107 mins, TV-G, CC

11:30 PM—They Drive by Night (1940)
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
Cast: George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC


Thursday—December 10th

1:30 AM—High Sierra (1941)
An aging ex-con sets out to pull one more big heist.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Arthur Kennedy. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-100 mins, TV-G, CC

10:00 PM—Fitzwilly (1967)
When an aging philanthropist goes broke, her butler robs from the rich so she can give to the poor.
Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Edith Evans, Barbara Feldon. Dir: Delbert Mann. C-102 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format


Friday—December 11th

2:00 PM—The Bribe (1949)
A sultry singer tries to tempt a federal agent from the straight-and-narrow.
Cast: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-98 mins, TV-PG, CC

3:45 PM—The Bigamist (1953)
A woman discovers her husband has another family in another city.
Cast: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O’Brien. Dir: Ida Lupino. BW-79 mins, TV-PG

5:15 PM—D.O.A. (1950)
The victim of a slow-acting poison tracks down his own killer.
Cast: Edmond O’Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler. Dir: Rudolph Mate. BW-84 mins, TV-14

6:45 PM—The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
A dangerous madman kidnaps two businessmen on a hunting trip.
Cast: Edmond O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman. Dir: Ida Lupino. BW-71 mins, TV-PG


Saturday—December 12th

10:30 AM—Alias Boston Blackie (1942)
A reformed thief tracks down an escaped convict so he can prove the man is innocent.
Cast: Chester Morris, Adele Mara, Richard Lane. Dir: Lew Landers. BW-67 mins, TV-PG


Sunday—December 13th


Mike Gray