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TCM Noir Alley

Updated: Jan 2

Starting in January, TCM will feature a Noir Film every Saturday at Midnight.

Here is the schedule of films for this month....

January 2nd: The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship with new colleague Deborah Brown promises happiness at last...thwarted by passive, then increasingly active opposition from one sister. Will Harry resort to desperate measures?

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Also Known As: Uncle Harry

Release Date: Aug 17, 1945

Production Company: Universal Pictures Company, Inc.

Screenplay: Based on the play Uncle Harry by Thomas Job, as produced on the stage by Clifford Hayman (New York, 20 May 1942)

January 9th, 2021: The Glass Key

A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler

Release Date: Oct 23, 1942

Premiere: New York opening: week of 14 Oct 1942

Production Company: Paramount Pictures, Inc.

Screenplay: Based on the novel The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett (New York, 1931)

January 16th, 2021: Witness to Murder

A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window.

Director: Roy Rowland

Release Date: Apr 1954

Production Company: Chester Erskine Pictures, Inc.

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

January 23rd, 2021: Born to Kill

A calculating divorcée risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer romancing her foster sister.

Director: Robert Wise

Also Known As: Deadlier Than the Male

Release Date: May 3, 1947

Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Location: El Segundo, California, United States; San Francisco, California, United States

Screenplay: Based on the novel Deadlier Than the Male by James Gunn (New York, 1943).

January 30th, 2021: The Killers

Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why.

Director: Don Siegel (as Donald Siegel)

Also Known As: Ernest Hemingway's The Killers, Johnny North

Release Date: Jan 1964

Premiere: New York opening: 7 Jul 1964

Production Company: Revue Productions

Screenplay: Based on the short story "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway in his Men Without Women (New York, 1927).

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