My TCM Picks for The Week

Posted by Brandy Dean June 11, 2012 2 Comments 1685 views

It’s another exciting and DVR straining week at the greatest cable channel in the known universe, TCM. Here’s my hot picks for June 11 to June 17.

Monday, June 11

10:30 AM  The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

A gambling queen uses blackmail to stop a British financier from closing her Chinese clip joint.

Dir: Josef von Sternberg Cast:  Gene Tierney , Walter Huston , Victor Mature.


2:00 PM Flamingo Road (1949)

A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.

Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast:  Joan Crawford , Zachary Scott , Sydney Greenstreet


5:30 PM Saratoga Trunk (1945)

A woman with a past returns to 19th-century New Orleans for revenge.

Dir: Sam Wood Cast:  Gary Cooper , Ingrid Bergman , Flora Robson


Tuesday, June 12

8:00 PM Possessed (1947)

A married woman’s passion for a former love drives her mad.

Dir: Curtis Bernhardt Cast:  Joan Crawford , Van Heflin , Raymond Massey


Wednesday, June 13

1:30 AM Mask Of Dimitrios, The (1944)

A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.

Dir: Jean Negulesco Cast:  Sydney Greenstreet , Zachary Scott , Faye Emerson


5:00 AM Killer’s Kiss (1955)

When he rescues a girl from her gangster lover, a prizefighter is marked for death.

Dir: Stanley Kubrick Cast:  Frank Silvera , Jamie Smith , Irene Kane


10:30 AM Anna Karenina (1935)

Adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic tale of a woman who deserts her family for an illicit love.

Dir: Clarence Brown Cast:  Greta Garbo , Fredric March , Freddie Bartholomew


6:30 PM Fingers At The Window (1942)

A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.

Dir: Charles Lederer Cast:  Lew Ayres , Laraine Day , Basil Rathbone


Thursday, June 14

3:15 PM The Spiral Staircase (1945)

A serial killer stalks a mute servant girl in a remote mansion.

Dir: Robert Siodmak Cast:  Dorothy McGuire , George Brent , Ethel Barrymore


Friday, June 15

8:00 PM Gojira (1954)

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Dir: Inoshiro Honda Cast:  Fuyuki Murakami , Momoko Kochi , Takashi Shimura


9:30 PM Rodan (1957)

Miners uncover the nest of a giant pterodactyl.

Dir: Inoshiro Honda Cast:  Kenji Sawara , Yumi Shirakawa , Akihiko Hirata


11:00 PM Mothra (1962)

After Godzilla kills a legendary giant moth, its offspring set out for revenge.

Dir: Inoshiro Honda Cast:  Franky Sakai , Hiroshi Koizumi , Kyoko Kagawa


Saturday, June 16

1:00 AM The H-Man (1958)

Nuclear tests create a radioactive man who can turn people into slime.

Dir: Inoshiro Honda Cast:  Yumi Shirakawa , Kenji Sahara , Akihiko Hirata


6:00 AM World Without End (1956)

Astronauts returning from a voyage are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

Dir: Edward Bernds Cast:  Hugh Marlowe , Nancy Gates , Nelson Leigh


1:15 PM All Through The Night (1942)

A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.

Dir: Vincent Sherman Cast:  Humphrey Bogart , Conrad Veidt , Kaaren Verne


Sunday, June 17

8:00 PM Rio Bravo (1959)

A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron.

Dir: Howard Hawks Cast:  John Wayne , Dean Martin , Ricky Nelson



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There are 2 Comments

  1. - June 13, 2012
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    I am waiting, with fingers crossed, for Warner Bros Archives to FINALLY release ‘The Mask of Dimitrios’ on DVD – it’s an essential noir and also an essential Greenstreet/Lorre pairing. Plus it’s Zachary Scott’s film debut, so why the delay?

    • Pretty Clever Film Gal
      - June 13, 2012
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      I know, right? Crazy that it’s not released. Fortunately, TCM airs it with some regularity. But Greenstreet plus Lorre equals awesomeness and it’s such a must see.

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