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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