This week:
* Monday—Rod Taylor is bad, then he’s good.
* Tuesday—A dead man refuses to stay put.
* Thursday—Dana Andrews should never needle a killer.
* Saturday—Miss Marple, a maid?
* Sunday—Alec Guinness gets marked for murder—eight times.


Monday—January  11th

11:30 AM—36 Hours (1965)
Nazis kidnap a key American intelligence officer and try to convince him that World War II is over.
Cast: James Garner, Rod Taylor, Eva Marie Saint. Dir: George Seaton. BW-115 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

3:30 PM—The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
A woman writing a scientist’s biography is mistaken for a spy.
Cast: Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey. Dir: Frank Tashlin. C-110 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS

8:00 PM—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


Tuesday—January 12th

4:15 AM—Scream of Fear (1961)
A wheelchair-bound heiress doubts her sanity when she sees her dead father’s body around the family estate.
Cast: Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd. Dir: Seth Holt. BW-81 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:00 AM—Party Girl (1958)
A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.
Cast: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb. Dir: Nicholas Ray. C-99 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format


Wednesday—January 13th

12:30 AM—Big City (1937)
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Luise Rainer, Charley Grapewin. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-80 mins, TV-PG

2:00 AM—The Emperor’s Candlesticks (1937)
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Cast: William Powell, Luise Rainer, Maureen O’Sullivan. Dir: George Fitzmaurice. BW-89 mins, TV-G, CC

9:30 AM—Comet Over Broadway (1938)
A stage star’s rampant ambition leads to murder.
Cast: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Donald Crisp. Dir: Busby Berkeley. BW-70 mins, TV-G, CC


Thursday—January 14th

6:00 AM—The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
A big game hunter decides to stalk human prey.
Cast: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks. Dir: Irving Pichel. BW-63 mins, TV-PG

7:15 AM—Night Nurse (1931)
A nurse discovers that the children she’s caring for are murder targets.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Clark Gable. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-72 mins, TV-G

8:30 AM—Night Must Fall (1937)
A charming young man worms his way into a wealthy woman’s household, then reveals a deadly secret.
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Dame May Whitty. Dir: Richard Thorpe. BW-116 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:30 AM—Rage in Heaven (1941)
A jealous man plots to fake his death and incriminate his wife’s suspected lover.
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-85 mins, TV-PG, CC

12:00 PM—A Woman’s Face (1941)
Plastic surgery gives a scarred female criminal a new outlook on life.
Cast: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt. Dir: George Cukor. BW-106 mins, TV-PG, CC

2:00 PM—Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)
A wife-killer marries an innocent barmaid and plots her death.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh. Dir: Lewis Gilbert. BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

3:30 PM—Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.
Cast: James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick. Dir: Otto Preminger. BW-161 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

6:15 PM—While the City Sleeps (1956)
Reporters compete to catch a serial killer.
Cast: Dana Andrews, Ida Lupino, Vincent Price. Dir: Fritz Lang. BW-100 mins, TV-PG, CC


Friday—January 15th

8:00 PM—The Big House (1930)
An attempted prison break leads to a riot.
Cast: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Robert Montgomery. Dir: George Hill. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:30 PM—Race Street (1948)
A night-club owner takes on the crooks who killed his best friend.
Cast: George Raft, Marilyn Maxwell, William Bendix. Dir: Edwin L. Marin. BW-79 mins, TV-PG


Saturday—January 16th

12:45 AM—The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
An aging hood turns police informer, with deadly results.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan. Dir: Peter Yates. C-99 mins, TV-14

4:00 AM—The Shout (1979)
A married man protects his marriage from a mysterious traveler who can kill with a shout.
Cast: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt. Dir: Jerzy Skolimowski. C-86 mins, Letterbox Format

8:30 AM—Murder, She Said (1961)
When nobody will believe she witnessed a murder, elderly sleuth Miss Marple takes a job as a maid to ferret out clues.
Cast: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Joan Hickson. Dir: George Pollock. BW-86 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS


Sunday—January 17th

2:00 AM—Scene of the Crime (1949)
A detective tries to solve a policeman’s murder.
Cast: Van Johnson, Arlene Dahl, Gloria DeHaven. Dir: Roy Rowland. BW-94 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:00 AM—Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
An ambitious young man sets out to kill everyone who stands between him and a fortune.
Cast: Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood. Dir: Robert Hamer. BW-106 mins, TV-PG

2:00 PM—Dragonwyck (1946)
A farm girl signs on as governess in a gloomy mansion.
Cast: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. BW-103 mins, TV-14, CC

4:00 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

Mike Gray