This week:
* Monday—Alec Guinness kills ’em with kindness.
* Tuesday—Treachery in Stockholm—so what else is new?
* Wednesday—My son, the Commie.
* Thursday—Richard Widmark drives everybody crazy—even people he’ll never see.
* Friday—Joan Crawford wears the pants, the gun, and a scowl.
* Saturday—Miss Marple investigates a … cat?
* Sunday—Tony Randall magically metamorphoses.


Monday—January 25th

4:45 AM—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

6:30 AM—Alibi (1929)
A mobster kills a police officer and uses the victim’s daughter as his alibi.
Cast: Chester Morris, Mae Busch, Regis Toomey. Dir: Roland West. BW-83 mins, TV-PG

9:45 AM—The Whole Town’s Talking (1935)
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Wallace Ford. Dir: John Ford. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC

1:30 PM—The Long Night (1947)
A veteran tries to free his former love from a sadistic lover.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-97 mins, TV-G

3:15 PM—The Ladykillers (1955)
An eccentric bandit gang moves into a little old lady’s boardinghouse to plot a major heist.
Cast: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Katie Johnson. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick. BW-91 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

5:00 PM—Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
A novelist frames himself for murder to prove the fallibility of circumstantial evidence.
Cast: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer. Dir: Fritz Lang. BW-80 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:30 PM—The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Sherlock Holmes investigates the haunting of an isolated British estate by a murderous canine.
Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Andre Morell. Dir: Terence Fisher. C-87 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Tuesday—January 26th

7:30 AM—Lady L (1965)
A beautiful laundress rises through European society.
Cast: Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, David Niven. Dir: Peter Ustinov. C-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

9:30 AM—The Outrage (1964)
A Mexican bandit’s crimes receive wildly different interpretations from four witnesses.
Cast: Paul Newman, Claire Bloom, Edward G. Robinson. Dir: Martin Ritt. BW-96 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

1:00 PM—The Prize (1963)
An American Nobel Prize-winner mixes it up with spies when he travels to Stockholm to collect his award.
Cast: Paul Newman, Elke Sommer, Edward G. Robinson. Dir: Mark Robson. C-135 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM—Man Hunt (1941)
An Englishman goes behind enemy lines to assassinate Hitler.
Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders. Dir: Fritz Lang. BW-102 mins, TV-PG, CC


Wednesday—January 27th

12:00 AM—Red, Hot and Blue (1949)
An actress’s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
Cast: Betty Hutton, Victor Mature, William Demarest. Dir: John Farrow. C-84 mins, TV-G

8:00 PM—My Son John (1952)
A woman suspects her son is a Communist spy.
Cast: Helen Hayes, Robert Walker, Van Heflin. Dir: Leo McCarey. BW-122 mins, TV-PG

10:15 PM—I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)
When an FBI agent goes undercover in the Communist Party, his wife and friends question his patriotism.
Cast: Frank Lovejoy, Dorothy Hart, Philip Carey. Dir: Gordon Douglas. BW-83 mins.


Thursday—January 28th

12:00 AM—The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
A Korean War hero doesn’t realize he’s been programmed to kill by the enemy.
Cast: Laurence Harvey, Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury. Dir: John Frankenheimer. BW-127 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:15 AM—The Bedford Incident (1965)
An American destroyer, with a journalist on board, pursues a Russian submarine during the Cold War.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Donald Sutherland. Dir: James B. Harris. BW-102 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM—Road to Singapore (1940)
A runaway tycoon and his sailor buddy try to con their way through the South Seas.
Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. Dir: Victor Schertzinger. BW-85 mins, TV-G, CC

9:30 PM—Road to Zanzibar (1941)
A lady con artist scams two out-of-work entertainers into financing a safari.
Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. Dir: Victor Schertzinger. BW-91 mins, TV-G, CC

11:15 PM—Road to Morocco (1942)
Two castaways get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they’re caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess.
Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. Dir: David Butler. BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC


Friday—January 29th

12:45 AM—The Road to Utopia (1946)
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. Dir: Hal Walker. BW-90 mins, TV-G, CC

2:30 AM—Road to Bali (1952)
Two song-and-dance men on the run dive for treasure while competing for a beautiful princess.
Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. Dir: Hal Walker. C-91 mins, TV-G

4:15 AM—My Favorite Brunette (1947)
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Cast: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre. Dir: Elliott Nugent. BW-86 mins, TV-G, CC

6:00 AM—Two Weeks to Live (1943)
Thinking he’s terminally ill, a man tries to raise money by undertaking daredevil stunts.
Cast: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Franklin Pangborn. Dir: Malcolm St. Clair. BW-74 mins, TV-G

10:30 AM—Johnny Guitar (1954)
A lady saloon owner battles a female rancher out to frame her for murder.
Cast: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge. Dir: Nicholas Ray. C-110 mins, TV-PG, CC

2:30 PM—The Baron of Arizona (1950)
A swindler forges documents to make himself the owner of an entire state.
Cast: Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Beulah Bondi. Dir: Samuel Fuller. BW-97 mins, TV-PG

10:15 PM—Buck Privates (1941)
Two small-time con artists enlist in the Army to avoid the police.
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, The Andrews Sisters. Dir: Arthur Lubin. BW-84 mins, TV-G, CC


Saturday—January 30th

2:00 AM—Girls on the Loose (1958)
A nightclub owner runs an all-woman robbery gang.
Cast: Mara Corday, Barbara Bostock, Peter Mark Richman. Dir: Paul Henreid. C-78 mins.

3:30 AM—Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955)
Juvenile delinquents pull a young innocent into their crime spree.
Cast: Tommy Cook, Molly McCart, Sue England. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-76 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

10:00 AM—The Dark Corner (1946)
A secretary helps her private eye boss when he’s framed for murder.
Cast: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, Mark Stevens. Dir: Henry Hathaway. BW-99 mins, TV-PG

10:00 PM—Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Elderly sleuth Miss Marple suspects foul play when an old friend is supposedly scared to death by a cat.
Cast: Margaret Rutherford, Robert Morley, Flora Robson. Dir: George Pollock. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format


Sunday—January 31st

6:15 AM—7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
A Chinese showman uses his magical powers to save a Western town from itself.
Cast: Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Arthur O’Connell. Dir: George Pal. C-100 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

Mike Gray