'Union Station' (1950)

This week:
* Monday—Zachary Scott and James Cagney want to hold the Mayo.
* Tuesday—William Holden goes underground and David Tomlinson goes missing.
* Wednesday and Thursday—Enjoy ten Warner Bros. thrillers from the Golden Thirties, many with Bette Davis.
* Saturday—The late Edward Woodward goes into strange territory; Dana Andrews has a devil of a time; Margaret Rutherford imitates Miss Marple (badly); and Dick Van Dyke goes rogue (mildly).


Monday—November 30th

12:00 AM—The Battle of the Sexes (1928)
In this silent film, a gold digger and her boyfriend plot to fleece a respectable middle-aged businessman.
Cast: Jean Hersholt, Phyllis Haver, Belle Bennett. Dir: D. W. Griffith. BW-88 mins, TV-G

7:15 AM—Smart Girls Don’t Talk (1948)
A society woman gets involved with a gangster only to find he has hidden plans.
Cast: Virginia Mayo, Bruce Bennett, Helen Westcott. Dir: Richard Bare. BW-81 mins, TV-G

10:30 AM—Flaxy Martin (1949)
Messing with a mobster’s girlfriend gets a lawyer framed for murder.
Cast: Zachary Scott, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone. Dir: Richard Bare. BW-86 mins, TV-PG

1:30 PM—White Heat (1949)
A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic.
Cast: James Cagney, Edmond O’Brien, Virginia Mayo. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

8:00 PM—The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane. Dir: Orson Welles. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:45 PM—The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking-it-rich in the Mexican mountains.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt. Dir: John Huston. BW-126 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS


Tuesday—December 1st

2:15 AM—Rear Window (1954)
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building.
Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

6:30 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

8:00 AM—Union Station (1950)
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
Cast: William Holden, Nancy Olson, Barry Fitzgerald. Dir: Rudolph Mate. BW-81 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:30 AM—The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane. Dir: Orson Welles. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC

11:00 AM—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

1:00 PM—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

3:00 PM—So Long at the Fair (1950)
A woman searches for her missing brother in Paris despite the fact that nobody believes he exists.
Cast: Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson. Dir: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:00 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


Wednesday—December 2nd

8:30 AM—Three on a Match (1932)
A woman’s childhood friends try to rescue her from gangsters.
Cast: Joan Blondell, Bette Davis, Ann Dvorak. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-63 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:00 AM—Black Legion (1936)
A disgruntled factory worker is lured into joining a secret society out to terrorize foreigners.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Erin O’Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC

12:00 PM—Bullets or Ballots (1936)
A cop goes undercover to crack an influential crime ring.
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: William Keighley. BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC

3:15 PM—Isle of Fury (1936)
A man on the run in the South Seas gets caught up in a romantic triangle.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods. Dir: Frank McDonald. BW-61 mins, TV-G

4:30 PM—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

6:00 PM—Marked Woman (1937)
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
Cast: Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-97 mins, TV-G, CC

8:00 PM—The Petrified Forest (1936)
An escaped convict holds the customers at a remote desert cantina hostage.
Cast: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC

9:30 PM—Dead End (1937)
A killer returns to his childhood home to plot his escape from the law.
Cast: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: William Wyler. BW-92 mins, TV-PG


Thursday—December 3rd

1:30 AM—Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
Cast: James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-97 mins, TV-G, CC

5:00 AM—One Fatal Hour (1936)
A radio-station manager tries to keep tabloid journalists from reviving a 20-year-old murder case.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Beverly Roberts, Henry O’Neill. Dir: William McGann. BW-56 mins, TV-G

9:15 AM—Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
A con artist falls for the rich widow he’s trying to fleece.
Cast: John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan. Dir: Jean Negulesco. BW-100 mins, TV-G, CC


Friday—December 4th

7:30 AM—The 400 Blows (1959)
A 12-year-old boy turns to crime to escape family problems.
Cast: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy. Dir: Francois Truffaut. BW-100 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

4:45 PM—The Young Stranger (1957)
A neglected teen gets into trouble with the law.
Cast: James MacArthur, Kim Hunter, James Daly. Dir: John Frankenheimer. BW-84 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:15 PM—Edge of the City (1957)
An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official.
Cast: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden. Dir: Martin Ritt. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Saturday—December 5th

2:00 AM—The Wicker Man (1974)
A conservative police officer investigates a girl’s disappearance on an island dominated by paganism.
Cast: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland. Dir: Robin Hardy. C-88 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 AM—Curse of the Demon (1958)
An anthropologist investigates a devil worshipper who commands a deadly demon.
Cast: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-96 mins, TV-PG

10:00 AM—Murder Ahoy (1964)
Elderly sleuth Miss Marple takes to the seas to investigate murder on a naval training ship.
Cast: Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Miles Malleson. Dir: George Pollock. BW-93 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

12:00 PM—Fitzwilly (1967)
When an aging philanthropist goes broke, her butler robs from the rich so she can give to the poor.
Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Edith Evans, Barbara Feldon. Dir: Delbert Mann. C-102 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format


Sunday—December 6th

2:30 AM—The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
Cast: Ronald Colman, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Madeleine Carroll. Dir: John Cromwell. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC

2:00 PM—Remember the Night (1940)
An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi. Dir: Mitchell Leisen. BW-94 mins, TV-G


Mike Gray