The Noir File is FNB’s guide to classic film noir, neo-noir and pre-noir from the schedule of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), which broadcasts them uncut and uninterrupted. The times are Eastern Standard and (Pacific Standard).
PICK OF THE WEEK
Thursday, May 15
6 p.m. (3 p.m.): “The Night of the Hunter” (1955, Charles Laughton). With Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish. Reviewed in FNB on Feb. 3, 2011.
Saturday, May 17
7 a.m. (4 a.m.): “Each Dawn I Die” (1939, William Keighley). With James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft and Victor Jory. Reviewed in FNB on March 10, 2012.
8:45 a.m. (5:45 a.m.): “Johnny Angel” (1945, Edwin L. Marin). With George Raft, Claire Trevor, and Signe Hasso. Reviewed in FNB on June 27, 2012.
8 p.m. (5 p.m.); “The Haunting” (1963, Robert Wise). With Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn. Reviewed in FNB on Oct. 29, 2013.
Tuesday, May 20
10:30 a.m. (7:30 a.m.): “The Shanghai Gesture” (1941, Josef von Sternberg). Supreme film stylist Josef von Sternberg pours on his visual magic in this shady story of a Shanghai gambling house and a rare beauty (Gene Tierney) with a strange past. Also starring Walter Huston, Victor Mature and Maria Ouspenskaya.
12:15 p.m. (9:15 a.m.): “The Big Sleep” (See Pick of the Week.)
2:15 p.m. (11:15 a.m.): “The Barefoot Contessa” (1954, Joseph L. Mankiewicz). The dark side of international and Hollywood movie glamour, with Ava Gardner as the doomed film super-beauty superstar, Humphrey Bogart as her brooding director, Edmond O’Brien as a cynical press agent (O’Brien’s Oscar-winning role) and Rossano Brazzi, Marius Goring and Valentina Cortese. Mankiewicz tries to do here for the movies what he did for the Broadway stage in “All About Eve,” and though he doesn’t quite succeed, it’s a classy, memorable stab.