'Violent Saturday' (1955)

This week:
* Monday—Sophia Loren is a handful;
* Wednesday—Kay Kyser vs. Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, AND Bela Lugosi?
* Thursday—John Garfield thinks Lana Turner is too much;
* Friday—The Falcon takes flight in eleven films;
* Saturday—Anne Baxter gets the wrong number;
* Sunday—Ernest Borgnine makes several points with Lee Marvin.


Monday—November 16th

12:00 AM—Piccadilly (1929)
In this silent film, the dancers at a London nightclub get wrapped up in jealousy and murder.
Cast: Gilda Gray, Jameson Thomas, Anna May Wong. Dir: E.A. Dupont. BW-109 mins, TV-G

10:15 AM—Too Bad She’s Bad (1954)
A taxi driver falls in love with the young thief who helped steal his cab.
Cast: Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni. Dir: Alessandro Blasetti. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 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

8:00 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


Tuesday—November 17th

6:30 AM—Her Private Affair (1929)
A judge’s wife gets mixed up with a blackmailing gigolo.
Cast: Ann Harding, Harry Bannister, John Loder. Dir: Paul Stein. BW-71 mins, TV-G


Wednesday—November 18th

6:00 AM—You’ll Find Out (1940)
Kay Kyser and his band fight to save a young girl trapped in a haunted mansion.
Cast: Kay Kyser, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre. Dir: David Butler. BW-97 mins, TV-G, CC


Thursday—November 19th

1:45 PM—The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman’s older husband.
Cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway. Dir: Tay Garnett. BW-113 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS


Friday—November 20th

1:00 AM—The Kill (1952)
A persecuted newcomer falls under suspicion when one of his tormentors is killed.
Cast: Dick Foran, Nina Foch, Grace Kelly. Dir: Franklin J. Schaffner. BW-59 mins, TV-PG

6:00 AM—The Gay Falcon (1942)
A society sleuth tries to break up an insurance scam.
Cast: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Gladys Cooper. Dir: Irving Reis. BW-67 mins, TV-G, CC

7:15 AM—A Date with The Falcon (1941)
The gentleman detective postpones his wedding to find a cache of stolen diamonds.
Cast: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, James Gleason. Dir: Irving Reis. BW-63 mins, TV-G

8:30 AM—The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
A society sleuth and a lady reporter try to track down a murderous thug’s lost girlfriend.
Cast: George Sanders, Lynn Bari, Ward Bond. Dir: Irving Reis. BW-63 mins, TV-G

9:45 AM—The Falcon’s Brother (1942)
A gentlemanly detective calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
Cast: George Sanders, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph. Dir: Stanley Logan. BW-63 mins, TV-G

11:00 AM—The Falcon Strikes Back (1943)
A society sleuth is framed for murder by criminals running a war-bond racket.
Cast: Tom Conway, Harriet Hilliard, Edgar Kennedy. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. BW-66 mins, TV-G

12:15 PM—The Falcon in Danger (1943)
A society sleuth tracks a lost plane carrying $100,000.
Cast: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard. Dir: William Clemens. BW-70 mins, TV-G

1:30 PM—The Falcon and the Co-Eds (1944)
A society sleuth investigates murder at a girls’ school.
Cast: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell. Dir: William Clemens. BW-68 mins, TV-G

2:45 PM—The Falcon Out West (1944)
A society sleuth turns cowboy to investigate a Texas murder.
Cast: Tom Conway, Carole Gallagher, Barbara Hale. Dir: William Clemens. BW-64 mins, TV-G

4:00 PM—The Falcon in Mexico (1944)
A society sleuth travels South of the border to investigate an art dealer’s murder.
Cast: Tom Conway, Mona Maris, Martha MacVicar. Dir: William Berke. BW-70 mins, TV-G

5:15 PM—The Falcon in Hollywood (1944)
A society sleuth tours the movie capital, where he uncovers an actor’s murder.
Cast: Tom Conway, Barbara Hale, Sheldon Leonard. Dir: Gordon Douglas. BW-67 mins, TV-G, CC

6:30 PM—The Falcon in San Francisco (1945)
A society sleuth enlists a little girl’s help in nabbing a mob of silk smugglers.
Cast: Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Sharyn Moffett. Dir: Joseph H. Lewis. BW-66 mins, TV-G


Saturday—November 21st

8:30 AM—No Greater Glory (1934)
A frail boy fights to win acceptance from the leader of a street gang.
Cast: George P. Breakston, Jimmy Butler, Frankie Darro. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-74 mins, TV-G

10:30 AM—The Blue Gardenia (1953)
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can’t remember the details of the encounter.
Cast: Anne Baxter, Raymond Burr, Richard Conte. Dir: Fritz Lang. BW-88 mins, TV-PG, CC


Sunday—November 22nd

2:30 AM—The Seventh Dawn (1964)
A World War II veteran stays behind in Malaya to fight off Communist insurg
Cast: William Holden, Susannah York, Capucine. Dir: Lewis Gilbert. C-124 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

8:30 AM—Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (1933)
A tramp rescues the mayor’s girlfriend from a suicide attempt.
Cast: Al Jolson, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan. Dir: Lewis Milestone. BW-83 mins, TV-PG

8:00 PM—Violent Saturday (1955)
Crooks trigger a series of crises when they try to rob a small town bank.
Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally. Dir: Richard Fleischer. C-90 mins, Letterbox Format


Mike Gray