Friday, January 21, 2011

Genre Films on TCM (01.21.11)

Classic film lovers rejoice!  Turner Classic Movies is broadcasting a number of great genre films of various stripes today.  Check out the line up!

9:00am Beast With Five Fingers, The (1946)
After a famous pianist's murder, his hand returns to wreak vengeance.
Cast: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen Dir: Robert Florey BW-89 mins, TV-PG

4:15pm Black Hand (1950)
In turn-of-the-century New York, an Italian seeks vengeance on the mobsters who killed his father.
Cast: Gene Kelly, J. Carrol Naish, Teresa Celli, Marc Lawrence Dir: Richard Thorpe BW-92 mins, TV-PG

6:00pm Beneath The 12-Mile Reef (1953)
Love brings together two families of rival sponge fishers.
Cast: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Gilbert Roland, J. Carrol Naish Dir: Robert D. Webb C-101 mins, TV-G

8:00pm City Streets (1931)
A racketeer must choose between his criminal life and love.
Cast: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas, Wynne Gibson Dir: Rouben Mamoulian BW-82 mins

9:30pm Scarface (1932)
A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.
Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins Dir: Howard Hawks BW-94 mins, TV-PG

11:15pm Little Caesar (1930)
A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy BW-79 mins, TV-PG

12:45am Mayor Of Hell, The (1933)
A racketeer goes straight to run a reform school.
Cast: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Arthur Byron, Allen Jenkins Dir: Archie Mayo BW-90 mins, TV-PG

2:15am Bloody Birthday (1980)
Three children born at the height of a total eclipse become heartless killers.
Cast: Susan Strasberg, Jose Ferrer, Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell Dir: Ted G Vujovich C-92 mins

3:45am Bad Seed, The (1956)
A woman suspects that her perfect little girl is a ruthless killer.
Cast: Gage Clarke, Jesse White, Joan Croyden, Bill Hopper Dir: Mervyn LeRoy C-129 mins, TV-PG

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