'Diabolique' (1955)

This week:
* Monday—Simone Signoret gets diabolical;
* Tuesday—somebody wants to kill George Hamilton;
* Thursday—Douglas Fairbanks goes on a treasure hunt;
* Friday—Fu Manchu doesn’t want much—just the world;
* Saturday—Vincent Price is abominable when he’s not going crazy;
* Sunday—Jack Lemmon must be crazy to want to dispose of Virna Lisi.


Monday—October 26th

2:15 AM—Diabolique (1955)
A cruel man’s wife and lover plot to kill him.
Cast: Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot. BW-116 mins, TV-14

9:30 PM—Chandler (1971)
A former private eye lands in hot water when he agrees to protect a government witness.
Cast: Warren Oates, Leslie Caron, Alex Dreier. Dir: Paul Magwood. C-86 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


Tuesday—October 27th

3:15 AM—Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)
In this silent film, a playboy fights to save a young woman from the smugglers who have kidnapped them.
Cast: Dorothy Dalton, Rudolph Valentino, Charles Brinley. Dir: George Melford. BW-68 mins, TV-G

9:15 AM—Beat the Devil (1954)
A group of con artists stake their claim on a bogus uranium mine.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, Jennifer Jones. Dir: John Huston. BW-90 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:00 PM—The Power (1968)
A scientist tries to unmask a murderous genius with psychic powers.
Cast: George Hamilton, Suzanne Pleshette, Yvonne De Carlo. Dir: Byron Haskin. C-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Wednesday—October 28th

8:00 PM—Targets (1968)
An aging horror star and a psychotic veteran come face to face at the premiere of the star’s most recent film.
Cast: Tim O’Kelly, Boris Karloff, Peter Bogdanovich. Dir: Peter Bogdanovich. C-90 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


Thursday—October 29th

6:00 PM—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


Friday—October 30th

4:30 AM—I Promise to Pay (1937)
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family’s vacation.
Cast: Chester Morris, Leo Carrillo, Helen Mack. Dir: David Ross Lederman. BW-68 mins.

6:00 AM—Behind the Mask (1932)
A federal agent goes undercover in prison to break up a drug syndicate.
Cast: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff. Dir: John Francis Dillon. BW-68 mins, TV-PG

7:15 AM—The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
A Chinese warlord threatens explorers in search of the key to global power.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Myrna Loy. Dir: Charles Brabin. BW-68 mins, TV-PG, CC

Then spend the rest of the morning and afternoon with Boris Karloff in nine other films.

8:00 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

10:00 PM—Night Must Fall (1937)
A charming young man worms his way into a wealthy woman’s household, then reveals a deadly secret.
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Dame May Whitty. Dir: Richard Thorpe. BW-116 mins, TV-PG, CC


Saturday—October 31st

12:00 AM—Psycho (1960)
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 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

8:00 AM—Dead of Night (1945)
Guests at a country estate share stories of the supernatural.
Cast: Mervyn Johns, Roland Culver, Michael Redgrave. Dir: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer. BW-103 mins, TV-14, CC

12:00 PM—The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
A madman uses the plagues of ancient Egypt to avenge his wife’s death.
Cast: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Virginia North. Dir: Robert Fuest. C-95 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

1:45 PM—Diary of a Madman (1963)
The body of a French magistrate is taken over by the soul of a murderer.
Cast: Vincent Price, Nelson Olmsted, Nancy Kovack. Dir: Reginald Le Borg. C-97 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM—Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
A scientist’s investigations into the nature of good and evil turn him into a murderous monster.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner. Dir: Victor Fleming. BW-113 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

10:00 PM—Murders in the Zoo (1933)
Someone is using zoo animals to di
spose of people.
Cast: Charlie Ruggles, Lionel Atwill, Gail Patrick. Dir: Edward Sutherland. BW-62 mins.

11:15 PM—The Body Snatcher (1945)
To continue his medical experiments, a doctor must buy corpses from a grave robber.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-78 mins, TV-PG, CC


Sunday—November 1st

12:00 PM—How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
After marrying while drunk, a cartoonist puts his murderous fantasies into his work.
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas. Dir: Richard Quine. C-118 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM—Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-108 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:00 PM—Uncle Silas (1947)
A young woman’s uncle and governess plot to kill her for her inheritance.
Cast: Derek Bond, Frederick Burtwell, O.B. Clarence. Dir: Charles Frank. BW-103 mins.


Mike Gray