'The Mystery of the Wax Museum' (1933)

This week:
* Tuesday—Joseph Cotten has a cloak but no dagger;
* Wednesday—Alida Valli gives a good imitation of an iceberg;
* Thursday—Joan Fontaine has a right to be suspicious in two films;
* Friday—Robert Mitchum breaks a sizable number of commandments;
* Saturday—Bela Lugosi takes a bite out of crime;
* Sunday—Fay Wray screams again, and with good reason.


Monday—October 19th

5:00 PM—A Night in Casablanca (1946)
A hotel manager in postwar Casablanca tackles renegade Nazis.
Cast: The Marx Brothers, Charles Drake, Sig Ruman. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-85 mins, TV-G


Tuesday—October 20th

2:00 AM—The Man with a Cloak (1951)
A mystery man tries to help a young innocent escape a murderous housekeeper.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Joseph Cotten, Leslie Caron. Dir: Fletcher Markle. BW-81 mins, TV-PG, CC

3:30 AM—A Killer is Loose (1956)
A crook tries to avenge his wife’s accidental shooting by a cop.
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Wendell Corey, Rhonda Fleming. Dir: Budd Boetticher. BW-73 mins, TV-PG

11:00 AM—Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter.
Cast: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange. Dir: Frank Capra. C-137 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

9:45 PM—Strait-Jacket (1964)
Murder follows an axe murderer home when she’s released from a mental hospital.
Cast: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, George Kennedy. Dir: William Castle. BW-93 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


Wednesday—October 21st

11:30 AM—The Paradine Case (1947)
A married lawyer falls for the woman he’s defending on murder charges.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:15 PM—Return from the Ashes (1965)
A gigolo marries a wealthy widow, seduces her stepdaughter and plots to kill them both.
Cast: Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin. Dir: J. Lee Thompson. BW-108 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM—The Third Man (1949)
A man’s investigation of a friend’s death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna.
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Alida Valli. Dir: Carol Reed. BW-104 mins, TV-14, CC


Thursday—October 22nd

12:00 AM—Suspicion (1941)
A wealthy wallflower suspects her penniless playboy husband of murder.
Cast: Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant, Nigel Bruce. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-100 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

2:15 PM—The Bigamist (1953)
A woman discovers her husband has another family in another city.
Cast: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O’Brien. Dir: Ida Lupino. BW-79 mins, TV-PG


Friday—October 23rd

7:30 AM—Within the Law (1939)
A wrongly convicted woman studies law and seeks her revenge.
Cast: Ruth Hussey, Tom Neal, Paul Kelly. Dir: Gustav Machaty. BW-65 mins, TV-G

11:45 AM—The Law in Her Hands (1936)
A lady lawyer for the mob tries to break free of her criminal connections.
Cast: Margaret Lindsay, Warren Hull, Glenda Farrell. Dir: William Clemens. BW-58 mins, TV-G

6:00 PM—The Law and the Lady (1951)
A society jewel thief falls for one of her marks.
Cast: Greer Garson, Michael Wilding, Fernando Lamas. Dir: Edwin H. Knopf. BW-104 mins, TV-G, CC

8:00 PM—The Night of the Hunter (1955)
A bogus preacher marries an outlaw’s widow in search of the man’s hidden loot.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Dir: Charles Laughton. BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Saturday—October 24th

12:00 AM—Rebecca (1940)
A young bride is terrorized by the memories of her husband’s glamorous first wife.
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-130 mins, TV-PG, CC

2:15 AM—Pretty Poison (1968)
A young man gets in over his head when he convinces a small-town girl he’s a secret agent.
Cast: Tony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland. Dir: Noel Black. C-89 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

7:30 AM—Mark of the Vampire (1935)
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Tod Browning. BW-61 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:00 AM—Brothers United (1937)
In the final chapter of Dick Tracy, criminals try to turn the famed detective evil.
Cast: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette. Dir: Alan James, Ray Taylor. BW-17 mins, TV-G

4:15 PM—The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Sherlock Holmes investigates the haunting of an isolated British estate by a murderous canine.
Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Andre Morell. Dir: Terence Fisher. C-87 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM—They Only Kill Their Masters (1972)
A small-town sheriff attempts to clear a Doberman of murder charges.
Cast: James Garner, Katharine Ross, June Allyson. Dir: James Goldstone. C-98 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM—The Letter (1940)
A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence.
Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson. Dir: William Wyler. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC


Sunday—October 25th

7:30 AM—The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
A disfigured sculptor turns murder victims into wax statues.
Cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell. Dir: Michael Curtiz. C-77 mins, TV-PG, CC


Mike Gray