Thursday, July 1, 2010

Genre Films on TCM (07.01.10)

Turner Classic Movies is running a marathon of J.D. flicks, kicking off with the King of the J.D.'s, James Dean himself.  It starts tonight at 8:00 and runs until the wee hours of the morning, so you still have time to grease up your D.A. haircut, shine the chains on your leather jacket, and zip up your beetle boots.

8:00 PM: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
An alienated teenager tries to handle life's troubles and an apron-wearing dad.
Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus Dir: Nicholas Ray C-111 mins, TV-PG

10:00 PM: Blackboard Jungle (1955)
An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.
Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes Dir: Richard Brooks BW-101 mins, TV-14

12:00 AM: Delinquents, The (1957)
When he's separated from the girl he loves, a teen turns to crime.
Cast: Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Richard Bakalyan, Rosemary Howard Dir: Robert Altman BW-72 mins, TV-PG

1:30 AM: Crime in the Streets (1956)
A social worker tries to end juvenile crime by getting involved with a street gang.
Cast: James Whitmore, Sal Mineo, Mark Rydell, Virginia Gregg Dir: Don Siegel BW-91 mins

3:15 AM: Hot Rods to Hell (1967)
A family traveling through the desert is set up by a teen gang.
Cast: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer, Laurie Mock Dir: John Brahm C-100 mins, TV-PG

5:00 AM: Wild One, The (1953)
Motorcycle-riding delinquents take over a small town.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin Dir: Laslo Benedek BW-79 mins, TV-14

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