This week:
* Monday—Take a heavy dose of Southern Gothic courtesy of William Faulkner.
* Tuesday—Someone’s impersonating Miss Marple — and not very well at that.
* Wednesday—Why is Dorian forever young? It ain’t botox.
* Thursday—Political corruption in Brooklyn? Surely you jest. (And don’t call me … never mind.)
* Friday—Cary Grant doesn’t hit the dusty trail — it hits him.
* Saturday—William Bendix just can’t dig them hepcats, man.
* Sunday—You want the secret egg salad formula? Find it yourself. I’ve got enough aggravation.


Monday—May 10th

4:15 PM—Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob.

5:45 PM—When in Rome (1952)
A con artist disguises himself as a priest, then begins to believe the role.


Tuesday—May 11th

12:30 AM—Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
True story of torch singer Ruth Etting’s struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.

7:00 AM—The Runaway Bus (1954)
A London motor coach gets lost in the fog with a cache of stolen gold aboard.

8:30 AM—Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Elderly sleuth “Miss Marple” suspects foul play when an old friend is supposedly scared to death by a cat.

10:00 AM—Murder Ahoy (1964)
Elderly sleuth “Miss Marple” takes to the seas to investigate murder on a naval training ship.

11:45 AM—Murder Most Foul (1964)
Elderly sleuth “Miss Marple” joins a small-town theatre to investigate a murder.

1:30 PM—Murder in the Air (1940)
A secret service agent fights to keep enemy spies away from top secret government plans.

2:30 PMMurder in the Clouds (1934)
A hotshot pilot takes on enemy agents to fly a scientist and his new explosive to Washington.

3:45 PM—Murder in the Fleet (1935)
Seamen hunt down a deadly saboteur.

5:00 PM—Murder in the Private Car (1934)
A speeding train becomes the setting for murder.

6:15 PM—Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Detective Philip Marlowe’s search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder.


Wednesday—May 12th

8:00 PM—The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.


Thursday—May 13th

7:30 AM—Gun Fury (1953)
A cowboy trails the outlaws who kidnapped his fiancee during a stagecoach robbery.

10:30 AM—Three Hours to Kill (1954)
After escaping a lynch mob, an innocent man returns to find out who framed him for murder.

1:15 PM—Flame of Stamboul (1951)
A U.S. agent guards defense plans at a conference in Istanbul.

2:30 PM—Smuggler’s Gold (1951)
The head of a smuggling ring sucks his niece’s fiancé into his operation.

3:45 PM—The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
A rookie cop takes on criminals who have the local government in their pocket.


Friday—May 14th

10:30 AM—Gaslight (1944)
A newlywed fears she’s going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.

2:30 PM—North by Northwest (1959)
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

8:00 PM—Red, Hot, and Blue (1949)
An actress’s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.


Saturday—May 15th

10:30 AM—Smugglers’ Cove (1948)
The Bowery Boys take on a gang of German smugglers.

4:15 PM—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.

6:00 PM—The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
A bored tycoon turns to bank robbery and courts the insurance investigator assigned to bring him in.

8:00 PM—The Blue Dahlia (1946)
A veteran fights to prove he didn’t kill his cheating wife.


Sunday—May 16th

2:00 AM—What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
Woody Allen dubbed in comic dialogue for this outrageous spoof of secret-agent thrillers.

3:30 AM—Brother Orchid (1940)
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.

5:00 AM—The Blue Gardenia (1953)
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can’t remember the details of the encounter.

6:30 AM—I Love a Mystery (1945)
A detective tries to protect a man who has predicted his murder will take place in three days.

2:00 PM—On the Waterfront (1954)
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.

~~Mike Gray