'Road House' (1948)

This week:
* Tuesday—Leslie Banks knows too much; Robert Montgomery gets highly subjective; Bogie and Bacall schmooze it up; Ray Milland chases himself; and Bogie gets a makeover.
* Wednesday—Ida Lupino drives Cornel Wilde.
* Thursday—Grace Kelly ruffles Cary Grant’s fur.
* Saturday—Robert Blake plays on his bike; William Powell gets thinner; and James Stewart realizes ignorance really is bliss.
* Sunday—Angela Lansbury chirps beautifully, Hurd Hatfield putrifies horribly, and George Sanders kvetches elegantly.


Monday—November 23rd

6:00 AM—He Was Her Man (1934)
A safecracker goes straight to get back at some fellow crooks.
Cast: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Victor Jory. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-70 mins, TV-G, CC

10:15 AM—Blackwell’s Island (1939)
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
Cast: John Garfield, Rosemary Lane, Dick Purcell. Dir: William McGann. BW-71 mins, TV-G, CC

2:15 PM—River’s End (1940)
In the Canadian wilderness, an accused murderer takes the place of a dead Mountie.
Cast: Dennis Morgan, George Tobias, Victor Jory. Dir: Ray Enright. BW-69 mins, TV-G, CC

8:00 PM—Little Big Shot (1935)
Small-time hoods turn nursemaid when a gangster’s daughter is orphaned.
Cast: Sybil Jason, Glenda Farrell, Robert Armstrong. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-72 mins, TV-G

11:00 PM—The Captain’s Kid (1936)
A sea captain has to live up to his tall tales when he’s attacked by gangsters.
Cast: Guy Kibbee, May Robson, Sybil Jason. Dir: Nick Grinde. BW-72 mins, TV-G


Tuesday—November 24th

12:15 AM—The Great O’Malley (1937)
A ruthless cop gets mixed up with a man who’s only turned to crime to help his crippled daughter.
Cast: Pat O’Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan. Dir: William Dieterle. BW-71 mins, TV-G

1:30 AM—The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
A British family gets mixed up with spies and an assassination plot while vacationing in Switzerland.
Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-75 mins, TV-PG, CC

3:00 AM—Blackmail (1929)
A shopkeeper’s daughter fights off blackmail after she kills a young artist who had tried to rape her.
Cast: Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Cyril Ritchard. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-82 mins, TV-PG

4:30 AM—Jamaica Inn (1939)
A young woman on the British coast stumbles onto a ring of bloodthirsty scavengers.
Cast: Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Hara, Hay Petrie. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-99 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:30 AM—Lady in the Lake (1947)
Philip Marlowe searches for a missing woman in this mystery shot entirely from the detective’s viewpoint.
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan. Dir: Robert Montgomery. BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:30 AM—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

12:00 PM—Johnny Eager (1942)
A handsome racketeer seduces the DA’s daughter for revenge, then falls in love.
Cast: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Van Heflin. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-107 mins, TV-G, CC

2:00 PM—The Big Sleep (1946)
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl’s involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

4:00 PM—The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas. Dir: Lewis Milestone. BW-116 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:00 PM—Gaslight (1944)
A newlywed fears she’s going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.
Cast: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury. Dir: George Cukor. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

8:00 PM—The Big Clock (1948)
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
Cast: Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Sullivan. Dir: John Farrow. BW-95 mins, TV-PG

9:45 PM—Federal Man (1950)
A government agent tries to take down a powerful drug smuggler.
Cast: William Henry, Pamela Blake, Movita. Dir: Robert Emmett Tansey. BW-67 mins, TV-PG

11:00 PM—Dark Passage (1947)
A man falsely accused of his wife’s murder escapes to search for the real killer.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead. Dir: Delmer Daves. BW-106 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS


Wednesday—November 25th

1:00 AM—Meet Boston Blackie (1941)
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
Cast: Chester Morris, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Lane. Dir: Robert Florey. BW-60 mins, TV-G

2:15 AM—Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942)
When he’s framed for robbery, a reformed thief takes off to find the real culprit.
Cast: Chester Morris, George E. Stone, Constance Worth. Dir: Michael Gordon. BW-68 mins, TV-G

7:15 AM—The Kissing Bandit (1948)
A timid young man is forced to follow in his father’s footsteps as a notorious masked bandit.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, J. Carrol Naish. Dir: Laslo
Benedek. C-100 mins, TV-G, CC

4:15 PM—The Money Trap (1966)
A cop with financial problems turns crooked.
Cast: Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth, Elke Sommer. Dir: Burt Kennedy. BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM—Road House (1948)
A nightclub owner frames a romantic rival for murder.
Cast: Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Richard Widmark. Dir: Jean Negulesco. BW-95 mins, CC

10:00 PM—Macao (1952)
A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix. Dir: Josef von Sternberg. BW-81 mins, TV-PG, CC


Thursday—November 26th

8:00 PM—To Catch a Thief (1955)
A retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style.
Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-106 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format


Friday—November 27th

5:45 PM—Some Like It Hot (1959)
Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band.
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-121 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Saturday—November 28th

3:45 AM—Electra Glide in Blue (1973)
An Arizona motorcycle cop moves to the Homicide Division to solve a hermit’s murder.
Cast: Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Jeannine Riley. Dir: James William Guercio. C-113 mins, TV-MA

12:00 PM—The Thin Man (1934)
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan. Dir: W. S. Van Dyke II. BW-91 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS

2:00 PM—The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
International spies kidnap a doctor’s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot.
Cast: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-120 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Sunday—November 29th

12:00 AM—The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
Cast: Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed. Dir: Albert Lewin. BW-110 mins, TV-G, CC


Mike Gray