Saturday, November 10, 2007

mark your TV Guide: on Tuesday the 13th the not-heard-from-much-lately novelist James Ellroy hosts a very promising set of crime dramas on TCM--(all times Pacific)--the only one I've seen is "Kiss Me Deadly"...

5:00 PM Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)
Three teens get into the drug business when they discover heroin in a stolen briefcase. Cast: Yale Wexler, Jonathan Haze, Abby Dalton. Dir: Irvin Kershner. BW-89 mins, TV-PG

6:30 PM Murder by Contract (1958)
A ruthless contract killer balks when he discovers his next hit is a woman. Cast: Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi. Dir: Irving Lerner. BW-81 mins, TV-PG

8:00 PM Lineup, The (1958)
A pair of hit men track down a heroin shipment while the police get closer. Cast: Eli Wallach, Robert Keith, Warner Anderson. Dir: Don Siegel. BW-86 mins, TV-14

9:30 PM Armored Car Robbery (1950)
A police officer tries to find half a million dollars stolen by gangsters. Cast: Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman. Dir: Richard Fleischer BW-68 mins, TV-PG

10:45 PM Follow Me Quietly (1949)
Police track a mysterious killer nicknamed "The Judge." Cast: William Lundigan, Dorothy Patrick, Jeff Corey. Dir: Richard Fleischer. BW-59 mins, TV-14, CC

11:45 PM Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Detective Mike Hammer fights to solve the murder of a beautiful hitchhiker with a mysterious connection to the Mob. Cast: Ralph Meeker, Cloris Leachman, Albert Dekker. Dir: Robert Aldrich. BW-106 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

1:45 AM Man in the Vault (1956)
Bank robbers force a locksmith to help them with a big heist. Cast: William Campbell, Karen Sharpe, Anita Ekberg. Dir: Andrew V. McLaglen. BW-73 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format...