This week:
* Monday—A film noir musical?
* Tuesday—Bogie battles HUAC in absentia.
* Thursday—Edward G. hunts headlines.
* Friday—There’s a serial killer on Altair 4.
* Saturday—William Bendix flips out.
* Sunday—Cary Grant plays King of the Hill—and the loser dies.


Monday—February 15th

7:30 AM—I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he’s sentenced to hard labor.
Cast: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:15 AM—Smart Money (1931)
A barber’s good luck turns him into a big-time gambling boss.
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC

11:45 AM—The Sea Wolf (1941)
Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who’s losing his mind.
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, John Garfield, Ida Lupino. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC

1:15 PM—Blues in the Night (1941)
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
Cast: Priscilla Lane, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-88 mins, TV-PG

8:00 PM—The Snake Pit (1948)
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:00 PM—The Heiress (1949)
A plain young woman’s money makes her prey to fortune hunters.
Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson. Dir: William Wyler. BW-115 mins, TV-PG


Tuesday—February 16th

12:00 AM—A Place in the Sun (1951)
An ambitious young man wins an heiress’s heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend’s pregnancy.
Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters. Dir: George Stevens. BW-122 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:15 AM—Key Largo (1948)
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall. Dir: John Huston. BW-101 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS

6:30 PM—The Racket (1928)
In this silent film, a renegade police captain sets out to catch a sadistic mob boss.
Cast: Thomas Meighan, Marie Prevost, Louis Wolheim. Dir: Lewis Milestone. BW-84 mins, TV-G

8:00 PM—Some Like It Hot (1959)
Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band.
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-121 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Wednesday—February 17th


Thursday—February 18th

4:15 AM—Naked City (1948)
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
Cast: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart. Dir: Jules Dassin. BW-96 mins, TV-14, CC

8:45 AM—Five Star Final (1931)
An unscrupulous newspaper editor searches for headlines at any cost.
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, H. B. Warner, Marian Marsh. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-89 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:15 AM—Svengali (1931)
A hypnotist falls in love with a girl using his powers to turn her into a great singer.
Cast: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-81 mins, TV-G

9:45 PM—A Free Soul (1931)
A hard-drinking lawyer’s daughter falls for one of his underworld clients.
Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Norma Shearer, Clark Gable. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-94 mins, TV-G, CC


Friday—February 19th

5:30 AM—In Cold Blood (1967)
Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker.
Cast: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe. Dir: Richard Brooks. BW-134 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 AM—Some Came Running (1958)
A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. C-136 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

12:30 PM—Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
True story of torch singer Ruth Etting’s struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.
Cast: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell. Dir: Charles Vidor. C-122 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:45 PM—Forbidden Planet (1956)
A group of space troopers investigates the destruction of a colony on a remote planet.
Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen. Dir: Fred M. Wilcox. C-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS

4:30 PM—Blackboard Jungle (1955)
An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.
Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier. Dir: Richard Brooks. BW-101 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS


Saturday—February 20th

12:00 AM—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

2:15 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

4:00 AM—All the King’s Men (1949)
A backwoods politician rises to the top only to become corrupted.
Cast: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge. Dir: Robert Rossen. BW-110 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:00 AM—Julius Caesar (1953)
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic about Julius Caesar’s assassination and its aftermath.
Cast: Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. BW-121 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS


Sunday—February 21st

9:00 AM—Citizen Kane (1941)
The investigation of a publishing tycoon’s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead. Dir: Orson Welles. BW-120 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

8:00 PM—On the Waterfront (1954)
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger. Dir: Elia Kazan. BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 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

Mike Gray