'House of Bamboo' (1955)

This week:
* Monday—Cary Grant gets up Lincoln’s nose;
* TuesdayThe Asphalt Jungle takes a turn to the west;
* Wednesday—Elizabeth Taylor falls for a bad’un;
* Thursday—Richard Basehart hangs out for fourteen hours;
* Friday—Walter Slezak dies a very happy man;
* Saturday—Bogie dabbles in the black market;
* Sunday—Robert Ryan gets really tough in Tokyo.


Monday—November 2nd

12:00 PM—Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
Cast: Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-118 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS

8:00 PM—Vertigo (1958)
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he’s been hired to tail.
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-130 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

10:15 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


Tuesday—November 3rd

12:45 AM—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

3:30 AM—Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
A distraught mother searches for her seemingly non-existent daughter, bringing her sanity into question.
Cast: Carol Lynley, Keir Dullea, Laurence Olivier. Dir: Otto Preminger. BW-107 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

8:45 AM—The Badlanders (1958)
Western outlaws join forces for a daring gold robbery in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.
Cast: Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado. Dir: Delmer Daves. C-84 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Wednesday—November 4th

10:00 AM—The Woman in White (1948)
Classic mystery about the adventures of a young tutor sent to a ghostly country estate.
Cast: Gig Young, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Peter Godfrey. BW-109 mins, TV-G, CC

12:00 PM—Hunt the Man Down (1950)
Lawyer uncovers secrets behind a decade-old murder case.
Cast: Gig Young, Lynne Roberts, Willard Parker. Dir: George Archainbaud. BW-68 mins, TV-PG

5:15 PM—The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)
A criminal lawyer’s daughter falls for one of his clients.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, William Powell, Fernando Lamas. Dir: Richard Thorpe. BW-70 mins, TV-G


Thursday—November 5th

1:45 PM—Woman Wanted (1935)
An innocent woman is chased by both gangsters and the police.
Cast: Maureen O’Sullivan, Joel McCrea, Lewis Stone. Dir: George B. Seitz. BW-67 mins, TV-G, CC

8:00 PM—Fourteen Hours (1951)
A policeman tries to talk a desperate young man off the ledge of a New York skyscraper.
Cast: Richard Basehart, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes. Dir: Henry Hathaway. BW-92 mins, TV-PG, CC


Friday—November 6th

10:00 AM—Sinbad the Sailor (1947)
The Arabian Nights hero sets off to find the lost treasure of Alexander the Great.
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Maureen O’Hara, Walter Slezak. Dir: Richard Wallace. C-117 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS


Saturday—November 7th

8:00 AM—The Man Between (1953)
An East Berliner helps a British woman trapped behind the Iron Curtain.
Cast: James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef. Dir: Carol Reed. BW-102 mins, TV-G

10:00 AM—Family Plot (1976)
A phony psychic takes on a pair of kidnappers.
Cast: Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-120 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

12:15 PM—Tokyo Joe (1949)
An American in post-war Japan gets caught up in the black market.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Sessue Hayakawa, Alexander Knox. Dir: Stuart Heisler. BW-89 mins, TV-PG

8:00 PM—Take the Money and Run (1969)
An incompetent criminal becomes the subject of a documentary.
Cast: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire. Dir: Woody Allen. C-85 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


Sunday—November 8th

12:00 AM—Gumshoe (1971)
A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.
Cast: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay. Dir: Stephen Frears. C-88 mins.

3:15 AM—The Delinquents (1957)
When he’s separated from the girl he loves, a teen turns to crime.
Cast: Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Richard Bakalyan. Dir: Robert Altman. BW-72 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

4:30 AM—The Young Stranger (1957)
A neglected teen gets into trouble with the law.
Cast: James MacArthur, Kim Hunter, James Daly. Dir: John Frankenh
eimer. BW-84 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:30 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.
Cast: Margaret Rutherford, Robert Morley, Flora Robson. Dir: George Pollock. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 AM—Les Miserables (1952)
An obsessive policeman relentlessly hunts a man who escaped prison after stealing bread.
Cast: Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, Robert Newton. Dir: Lewis Milestone. BW-106 mins, TV-PG, CC

12:00 PM—The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: John Huston. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

8:00 PM—House of Bamboo (1955)
An Army investigator infiltrates a Tokyo crime syndicate to solve a colleague’s murder.
Cast: Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi. Dir: Samuel Fuller. C-102 mins, Letterbox Format


Mike Gray