Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Books On My Side Of The Bed

Well, here's an odd podcast for you. A careful accounting of the books on my side of the bed. Just sit back, relax, and listen to the titles... the authors... the various bookstores... ah, yes, it's all coming back to me...

Just click on the headline above to download the audio file. Or head over to iTunes or

ALSO: In an effort to promote, I have set up a service called Horror On TV which provides a weekly listing of upcoming horror movies for those of us who burn the midnight hours on the DVR. I gather the info for myself anyhow and figured other horror geeks might enjoy a look. While visiting, they may even decide to purchase a copy of my book The Magic Eightball Test.

I hope you will find this episode amusing. It's not the usual thing and is rather goofy. But I am worn to a frazzle and have to take a break from the usual Sturm und Drang.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Magic Eightball Test: A Christian Defense of Halloween and All Things Spooky

Just a reminder that my Halloween book is still out there -- an easy target for any leftover Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket. The topic: "What happens when a pumpkin carving, trick or treating, late night monster movie watching monster fan becomes a Christian? Is Halloween now off-limits? Is the whole thing pagan, occult, satanic? Is a love for spooky things and Gothic detail just plain sick?" Head over to and load up.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Horror on TV: Listings for 1-14 thru 1-19

Hooked on DVR and horror films? Well, you've come to the right place. Almost. You still have to go to this here link to find Horror on TV listings (plus Mystery and Suspense in which horror films will sometimes crop up) which I have pieced together for 1-14 to 1-19.

Of course, tonight (1-14) is the big Val Lewton festival on Turner Classic Movies starting at 8pm, I believe. Followed by practically every Val Lewton shocker except The Ghost Ship.

Tivo links are provided this time. This is a weekly thing I'm doing at the blog page for Take a look.

Monday, December 31, 2007

TCM Highlights

Here are some January highlights on Turner Classic Movies. Blue = noteworthy director (including three William Castle films I was not familiar with and a slew of Val Lewton films along with a new documentary), Red = I like it a lot; Green = a rarity (at least rare for TV). Also, if you are a Cagney fan, there's LOTS of Cagney in January.

-- Lint

All Times Eastern

1 Tuesday

8:00 PM

Things To Come (1936)

Two generations of philosophers try to bring an end to war. Cast: Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwick. Dir: William Cameron Menzies. BW-97 mins,

9:47 PM

Short Film: King Of The Duplicators (1968)

C-12 mins,

10:00 PM

Time Machine, The (1960)

A turn-of-the-century inventor sends himself into the future to save humanity. Cast: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Alan Young. Dir: George Pal. C-103 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS

12:00 AM

Rollerball (1975)

The star of a bloodthirsty future sport tries to clean up the game before it kills him. Cast: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams. Dir: Norman Jewison. C-125 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

2:15 AM

Terminator, The (1984)

A deadly robot from the future travels back in time to kill a woman whose son will one day defeat its masters. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton. Dir: James Cameron. BW-107 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

4:15 AM

Warriors, The (1979)

A gang is framed for the murder of rival gang's leader. Cast: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright. Dir: Walter Hill. C-93 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

2 Wednesday

6:15 AM

Devil Doll, The (1936)

A Devil's Island escapee shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls. Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton. Dir: Tod Browning. BW-78 mins, TV-PG, CC

7:45 AM

Freaks (1932)

A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget husband. Cast: Wallace Ford, Olga Baclanova, Harry Earles. Dir: Tod Browning. BW-62 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:30 AM

Mad Love (1935)

A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists. Cast: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive. Dir: Karl Freund. BW-68 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:45 AM

Beast With Five Fingers, The (1946)

After a famous pianist's murder, his hand returns to wreak vengeance. Cast: Peter Lorre, Robert Alda, J. Carrol Naish. Dir: Robert Florey. BW-89 mins, TV-PG, CC

12:15 PM

Living Ghost, The (1942)

A former detective investigates a wealthy kidnap victim who returns with brain damage. Cast: James Dunn, Joan Woodbury, Paul McVey. Dir: William Beaudine. BW-61 mins,

1:30 PM

Ghost Ship, The (1943)

A young innocent signs on with a ship whose captain is going mad. Cast: Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-69 mins, TV-PG, CC

2:45 PM

Woman In White, The (1948)

Classic mystery about the adventures of a young tutor sent to a ghostly country estate. Cast: Gig Young, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Peter Godfrey. BW-109 mins, TV-G, CC

4:45 PM

Scared To Death (1947)

A beautiful murder victim recalls how she met her untimely end. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Douglas Fowley, Joyce Compton. Dir: Christy Cabanne. C-68 mins, TV-PG

6:00 PM

Picture of Dorian Gray, The (1945)

A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin. Cast: Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed. Dir: Albert Lewin. BW-110 mins, TV-G, CC

8:00 PM

Sinner's Holiday (1930)

A jealous young man frames his sister's boyfriend. Cast: Grant Withers, James Cagney, Joan Blondell. Dir: John G. Adolfi. BW-60 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:15 PM

Public Enemy, The (1931)

An Irish-American street punk tries to make it big in the world of organized crime. Cast: James Cagney, Edward Woods, Jean Harlow. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-84 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

10:45 PM

White Heat (1949)

A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic. Cast: James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

4 Friday

4:30 PM

Crime By Night (1944)

Married detectives investigating a small-town murder uncover a spy ring. Cast: Jerome Cowan, Jane Wyman, Faye Emerson. Dir: William Clemens. BW-73 mins, TV-PG, CC

6:00 PM

Larceny, Inc. (1942)

An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:15 PM

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)

After killing his girlfriend's father in self defense, a rebellious Native American races to elude a bloodthirsty posse. Cast: Robert Redford, Robert Blake, Katharine Ross. Dir: Abraham Polonsky. C-98 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM

Skidoo (1968)

A retired gangster has to pull off a hit when his daughter is kidnapped. Cast: Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon. Dir: Otto Preminger. C-98 mins, TV-14, CC

3:45 AM

Love-Ins, The (1967)

A former college professor becomes a cult's Messiah and sexually preys on its young women. Cast: Richard Todd, James MacArthur, Susan Oliver. Dir: Arthur Dreifuss. BW-91 mins, TV-14

5 Saturday

9:42 AM

Short Film: Coffins On Wheels (1941)

BW-17 mins,

10:00 AM

Whistler, The (1944)

A grieving widower hires an assassin to kill him only to have his late wife turn up alive. Cast: Richard Dix, J. Carroll Naish, Gloria Stuart. Dir: William Castle. BW-60 mins, TV-PG

11:15 AM

Power of the Whistler, The (1945)

A young woman seeks an amnesiac's true identity in the clues in his pockets. Cast: Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell. Dir: Lew Landers. BW-66 mins,

8:00 PM

Topper (1937)

A fun-loving couple returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband. Cast: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-98 mins, TV-G, CC

9:45 PM

Topper Takes a Trip (1939)

A glamorous ghost helps a henpecked husband save his wife from gold-digging friends. Cast: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-80 mins, TV-G, CC

11:15 PM

I Married A Witch (1942)

A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician. Cast: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Susan Hayward. Dir: Rene Clair. BW-77 mins, TV-G

12:45 AM

Turnabout (1940)

Battling spouses accidentally switch bodies. Cast: Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis, John Hubbard. Dir: Hal Roach. BW-83 mins, TV-G

2:15 AM

All Of Me (1984)

A lawyer's body is invaded by the soul of a recently deceased female client. Cast: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant. Dir: Carl Reiner. C-92 mins, TV-14

4:00 AM

Pennies From Heaven (1981)

A traveling salesman's music-inspired dreams lead to tragedy. Cast: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jessica Harper. Dir: Herbert Ross. C-108 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

6 Sunday

8:15 AM

Spiral Staircase, The (1945)

A serial killer stalks a mute servant girl in a remote mansion. Cast: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore. Dir: Robert Siodmak. BW-84 mins, TV-14, CC

10:00 AM

Union Station (1950)

A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers. Cast: William Holden, Nancy Olson, Barry Fitzgerald. Dir: Rudolph Mate. BW-81 mins,

11:30 AM

Duel In The Sun (1946)

A fiery half-breed comes between a rancher's good and evil sons. Cast: Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten. Dir: King Vidor. C-144 mins, TV-14, CC

2:00 PM

Paradine Case, The (1947)

A married lawyer falls for the woman he's defending on murder charges. Cast: Gregory Peck, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC

4:00 PM

Caine Mutiny, The (1954)

Naval officers begin to suspect their captain of insanity. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. C-125 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM

Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque (2005)

Documentary that chronicles the life of film archivist and Cinematheque Frangaise founder Henri Langlois. Dir: Jacques Richard. BW-129 mins, TV-14

4:15 AM

Jetee, La (1962)

A man's return to the past to stop a war could cost him his existence. Cast: Jean Negroni, Helen Chatelain, Davos Hanich. Dir: Chris Marker. BW-28 mins, TV-PG

4:45 AM

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

A space probe unleashes microbes that turn the dead into flesh-eating zombies. Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman. Dir: George A. Romero. BW-96 mins, TV-MA, CC

7 Monday

8 Tuesday

6:00 AM

Elvis: That's The Way It Is 2001 (2001)

Restored version of the King's classic Vegas concert film. Cast: Elvis Presley. Dir: Denis Sanders. C-96 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

7:45 AM

It Happened At The World's Fair (1963)

A pilot's efforts to help a lost girl at the Seattle World's Fair lead to love. Cast: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-105 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

9:45 AM

Kissin' Cousins (1964)

A singing military officer gets mixed up with his look-alike hillbilly cousin. Cast: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Yvonne Craig. Dir: Gene Nelson. C-96 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

11:30 AM

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

A race-car driver falls for a pretty swimming instructor who wants him to slow down his career. Cast: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova. Dir: George Sidney. C-85 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS

1:00 PM

Harum Scarum (1965)

An American film star is kidnapped in the Middle East. Cast: Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries. Dir: Gene Nelson. C-85 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:45 PM

Spinout (1966)

A singing race-car driver has to choose among three amorous females. Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-93 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

4:30 PM

Live A Little, Love A Little (1968)

A photographer tries to keep his conservative boss from learning that he's moonlighting for a girlie magazine. Cast: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Rudy Vallee. Dir: Norman Taurog. C-89 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM

Stay Away Joe (1968)

A young Indian tries to save his failing reservation by selling grazing rights to a corrupt tycoon. Cast: Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell. Dir: Peter Tewksbury. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM

Pink Panther, The (1964)

In the first Inspector Clouseau film, the bumbling French police detective tries to stop a notorious jewel thief from nabbing a princess' diamond. Cast: Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-115 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM

Pink Panther Strikes Again, The (1976)

After driving his boss to insanity, Inspector Clouseau has to stop him from destroying the world. Cast: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-103 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM

Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

Inspector Clouseau fakes his own death so he can track the mystery man who's been trying to kill him. Cast: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Dyan Cannon. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-99 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM

Trail of the Pink Panther, The (1982)

A television reporter tries to get to the real story behind Inspector Clouseau. Cast: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Joanna Lumley. Dir: Blake Edwards. C-95 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

4:00 AM

WarGames (1983)

In search of the ultimate game, a young man accidentally hacks into the government's top military computer. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman. Dir: John Badham. C-113 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

9 Wednesday

6:00 AM

Arsene Lupin Returns (1938)

A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal. Cast: Melvyn Douglas, Warren William, Virginia Bruce. Dir: George Fitzmaurice. BW-81 mins, TV-G

1:15 AM

G-Men (1935)

A mob protege joins the FBI when a friend is gunned down. Cast: James Cagney, Ann Dvorak, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: William Keighley. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, CC

2:45 AM

Blonde Crazy (1931)

A con-man bellhop and his chambermaid girlfriend set out to fleece hotel guests. Cast: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ray Milland. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. BW-79 mins, TV-G, C

10 Thursday

6:00 AM

Thief of Damascus (1952)

A young man assembles a band of adventurers to take on an evil sultan. Cast: Paul Henreid, John Sutton, Jeff Donnell. Dir: Will Jason. C-79 mins, TV-G

7:30 AM

Last of the Buccaneers (1950)

When one of his lieutenant's attacks an American ship, Jean Lafitte has to elude the U.S. Navy. Cast: Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, Karin Booth. Dir: Lew Landers. C-79 mins, TV-G

9:00 AM

Pirates of Tripoli (1955)

A pirate tries to help a deposed Arabian princess reclaim her throne. Cast: Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Paul Newlan. Dir: Felix Feist. C-71 mins, , Letterbox Format

10:30 AM

Siren of Bagdad (1953)

An Arabian magician takes on a corrupt sultan to help a beautiful princess. Cast: Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Hans Conried. Dir: Richard Quine. C-72 mins, TV-G

11:15 PM

Wuthering Heights (1939)

A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Geraldine Fitzgerald. Dir: William Wyler. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC

1:15 AM

Romeo And Juliet (1936)

Shakespeare's classic tale of young lovers from feuding families. Cast: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore. Dir: George Cukor. BW-125 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS

11 Friday

9:00 AM

Strange Cargo (1940)

Devil's Island escapees are changed forever by a prisoner who thinks he's Jesus. Cast: Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-113 mins, TV-PG, CC

1:00 PM

This Could Be The Night (1957)

A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub. Cast: Jean Simmons, Paul Douglas, Anthony Franciosa. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

6:30 PM

Out Of The Fog (1941)

A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter. Cast: Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: Anatole Litvak. BW-85 mins, TV-PG, CC

8:00 PM

Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)

Space invaders attack the nation's capital. Cast: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Morris Ankrum. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

9:30 PM

Rock Around the Clock (1956)

A music promoter decides to get into the new world of rock music. Cast: Johnny Johnston, Bill Haley, Lisa Gaye. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-77 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

12:30 AM

Werewolf, The (1956)

A scientific experiment turns an innocent man into a bloodthirsty monster. Cast: Steven Ritch, Don Megowan, Joyce Holden. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-80 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM

Death Race 2000 (1975)

Racers compete in a brutal cross-country race, with points scored for killing pedestrians. Cast: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Mary Woronov. Dir: Paul Bartel. C-80 mins, TV-MA

3:30 AM

Rollerball (1975)

The star of a bloodthirsty future sport tries to clean up the game before it kills him. Cast: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams. Dir: Norman Jewison. C-125 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

12 Saturday

10:00 AM

Voice of the Whistler (1945)

A dying millionaire marries his nurse for companionship, only to experience a miracle cure. Cast: Richard Dix, Lynn Merrick, Rhys Williams. Dir: William Castle. BW-60 mins,

11:15 AM

Mysterious Intruder, The (1946)

A detective discovers the woman he's been hired to track down is the key to an unusual inheritance. Cast: Richard Dix, Barton MacLane, Nina Vale. Dir: William Castle. BW-62 mins,

4:30 PM

Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger (1977)

When a witch turns a young prince into a baboon, Sinbad fights to save him. Cast: Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Jane Seymour. Dir: Sam Wanamaker. C-113 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

6:30 PM

20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)

A crashed spaceship unleashes a rapidly growing monster from Venus. Cast: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia. Dir: Nathan Juran. BW-83 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM

Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957)

The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma. Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa. Dir: David Lean. BW-162 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

11:00 PM

Hill, The (1965)

Prisoners fight to survive the grueling conditions in a North African military stockade. Cast: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Michael Redgrave. Dir: Sidney Lumet. BW-123 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

1:15 AM

Great Escape, The (1963)

Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape. Cast: James Garner, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough. Dir: John Sturges. C-172 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

4:15 AM

Stalag 17 (1953)

A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he's not an informer. Cast: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-120 mins, TV-PG, CC

13 Sunday

2:00 PM

Miracle of Morgan's Creek, The (1944)

During World War II, a 4F tries to help the woman he loves cover up a surprise pregnancy. Cast: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, William Demarest. Dir: Preston Sturges. BW-98 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:00 PM

Summer And Smoke (1961)

A small-town spinster's repressed love for the local rebel spells danger. Cast: Geraldine Page, Laurence Harvey, Una Merkel. Dir: Peter Glenville. C-118 mins, TV-PG

12:15 AM

Mating Call, The (1928)

In this silent film, a World War I veteran takes on the Ku Klux Klan when he loses his wife to a womanizing Klansman. Cast: Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, Renee Adoree. Dir: James Cruze. BW-72 mins, TV-PG

1:30 AM

Day's Pleasure, A (1919)

In this silent short film, a man's attempts to give his family a day out are complicated by their dilapidated car. Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-17 mins, TV-G

2:00 AM

Tokyo Drifter (1966)

A gangster turned straight goes on the lam to escape a rival gang. Cast: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Hideaki Nitani. Dir: Seijun Suzuki. C-83 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

3:30 AM

Day Of The Jackal, The (1973)

British and French agents join forces to save President De Gaulle from a deadly assassin. Cast: Edward Fox, Michel Lonsdale, Alan Badel. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. C-142 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

14 Monday

6:00 AM

Two in the Dark (1936)

A man with amnesia fights to prove himself innocent of murder. Cast: Walter Abel, Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford. Dir: Ben Stoloff. BW-74 mins, TV-PG

7:15 AM

After Office Hours (1935)

A society newspaperwoman tries to prove to her editor that she can crack a murder case. Cast: Clark Gable, Constance Bennett, Stuart Erwin. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-72 mins, TV-G

8:30 AM

Special Agent (1935)

A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster. Cast: Bette Davis, George Brent, Ricardo Cortez. Dir: William Keighley. BW-76 mins, TV-G

10:00 AM

Mystery House (1938)

A detective tries to solve a murder in a house full of suspects. Cast: Ann Sheridan, Dick Purcell, Anne Nagel. Dir: Noel Smith. BW-57 mins, TV-G

12:30 PM

Evelyn Prentice (1934)

A criminal lawyer's wife faces blackmail when she has an affair. Cast: Myrna Loy, William Powell, Una Merkel. Dir: William K. Howard. BW-79 mins, TV-G, CC

2:00 PM

Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law. Cast: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-90 mins, TV-G, CC

6:30 PM

Whistling In The Dark (1933)

A mystery writer's plan for the perfect murder greatly interests a mobster. Cast: Ernest Truex, Una Merkel, Edward Arnold. Dir: Elliot Nugent. BW-79 mins, TV-G

8:00 PM

Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton - The Man In The Shadows (2008)

Cast: Dir: C-0 mins,

9:30 PM

Cat People (1942)

A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast. Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-73 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

10:45 PM

I Walked With A Zombie (1943)

A nurse in the Caribbean resorts to voodoo to cure her patient, even though she's in love with the woman's husband. Cast: Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-69 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

12:00 AM

Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton - The Man In The Shadows (2008)

Cast: Dir: C-0 mins,

1:30 AM

Leopard Man, The (1943)

When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders. Cast: Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-66 mins, TV-PG, CC

2:45 AM

Seventh Victim, The (1943)

A girl's search for her missing sister puts her in conflict with a band of satanists. Cast: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-71 mins, TV-G, CC

4:00 AM

Curse of the Cat People, The (1944)

A lonely child creates an imaginary playmate with surprisingly dangerous results. Cast: Kent Smith, Simone Simon, Julia Dean. Dir: Robert Wise, Gunther von Fritsch. BW-70 mins, TV-PG, CC

5:15 AM

Body Snatcher, The (1945)

To continue his medical experiments, a doctor must buy corpses from a grave robber. Cast: Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-78 mins, TV-PG, CC

15 Tuesday

6:30 AM

Isle Of The Dead (1945)

The inhabitants of a Balkans island under quarantine fear that one of their number is a vampire. Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Helene Thimig. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-72 mins, TV-PG, CC

7:45 AM

Bedlam (1946)

When an actress tries to reform an asylum, its corrupt keeper has her committed. Cast: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-79 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:15 AM

Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton - The Man In The Shadows (2008)

Cast: Dir: C-0 mins,

10:45 AM

Youth Runs Wild (1944)

During World War II, neglected teens on the home front turn to delinquency. Cast: Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Jean Brooks. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-67 mins, TV-PG, CC

10:00 PM

Bad Company (1972)

Civil War draft dodgers head West to build new lives as outlaws. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis. Dir: Robert Benton. C-93 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

11:45 PM

Targets (1968)

An aging horror star and a psychotic veteran come face to face at the premiere of the star's most recent film. Cast: Tim O'Kelly, Boris Karloff, Peter Bogdanovich. Dir: Peter Bogdanovich. C-90 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

1:30 AM

What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

Woody Allen dubbed in comic dialogue for this outrageous spoof of secret-agent thrillers. Cast: Voices of Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Mickey Rose. Dir: Woody Allen. C-80 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

3:00 AM

Woody Allen (1971)

Woody Allen appears on The Dick Cavett Show in an interview that originally aired October 20, 1971. C-67 mins, TV-PG, CC

4:15 AM

Play it Again, Sam (1972)

A recent divorce gets romantic advice from the ghost of Humphrey Bogart. Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Lacy. Dir: Herbert Ross. C-86 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

16 Wednesday

6:00 AM

Suddenly (1954)

Gunmen take over a suburban home to plot a presidential assassination. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason. Dir: Lewis Allen. BW-76 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

7:30 AM

Song Of The Thin Man (1947)

Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn. Dir: Edward Buzzell. BW-87 mins, TV-G, CC

9:00 AM

Edge of the World, The (1937)

A fisherman fights to prevent changing times from destroying his family. Cast: John Laurie, Belle Chrystall, Eric Berry. Dir: Michael Powell. BW-72 mins, TV-PG

17 Thursday

9:45 AM

Something Always Happens (1934)

When a gasoline company president rejects his marketing proposal, an unemployed man joins the competition. Cast: Ian Hunter, Nancy O'Neil, John Singer. Dir: Michael Powell. BW-69 mins, TV-G

11:00 AM

Crime Unlimited (1935)

A young police academy recruit tries to break up a gang of thieves. Cast: Esmond Knight, Lilli Palmer, Cecil Parker. Dir: Ralph Ince. BW-71 mins, TV-G

4:30 PM

Dark Tower, The (1943)

A romantic triangle involving a hypnotist and two trapeze artists threatens to destroy a circus. Cast: Ben Lyon, Anne Crawford, David Farrar. Dir: John Harlow. BW-93 mins, TV-G

6:15 PM

Hotel Reserve (1946)

An Austrian refugee tries to figure out which guest at a French resort is a spy. Cast: James Mason, Lucie Mannheim, Raymond Lovell. Dir: Victor Hanbury, Lance Comfort, Mutz Greenbaum. BW-79 mins, TV-G

8:00 PM

Casablanca (1942)

An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

10:00 PM

From Here To Eternity (1953)

Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. BW-118 mins, TV-PG, CC

12:15 AM

Notorious (1946)

A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil. Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC

2:00 AM

To Catch a Thief (1955)

A retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style. Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-106 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

4:00 AM

Mogambo (1953)

In this remake of Red Dust, an African hunter is torn between a lusty showgirl and a married woman. Cast: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly. Dir: John Ford. C-116 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

18 Friday

10:00 AM

His Girl Friday (1940)

An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying. Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC

8:00 PM

File On Thelma Jordon, The (1950)

A woman seduces a District Attorney and pulls him into a web of theft and murder. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly. Dir: Robert Siodmak. BW-100 mins,

2:00 AM

Barbarella (1968)

An over-sexed space agent takes on a dictator and an amoral queen. Cast: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg. Dir: Roger Vadim. C-98 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 AM

Wild, Wild Planet, The (1965)

Space amazons control the Earth by shrinking its leaders. Cast: Tony Russell, Lisa Gastoni, Franco Nero. Dir: Anthony Dawson. C-94 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

19 Saturday

6:00 AM

Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The (1939)

Elizabeth I's love for the Earl of Essex threatens to destroy her kingdom. Cast: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-106 mins, TV-G, CC

8:00 AM

Court Jester, The (1956)

A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel. Cast: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone. Dir: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank. C-101 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 AM

Secret of the Whistler, The (1946)

An artist plots murder when his rich wife when she catches him in an affair with one of his models. Cast: Richard Dix, Leslie Brooks, Michael Duane. Dir: George Sherman. BW-64 mins,

11:15 AM

Return of the Whistler, The (1948)

When a woman goes missing on the eve of her wedding, her fiancee hires a detective to track her down. Cast: Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, Richard Lane. Dir: D. Ross Lederman. BW-63 mins,

12:30 PM

World's Greatest Athlete, The (1973)

A washed-up coach saves his career when he discovers a jungle boy who's a natural athlete. Cast: Tim Conway, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Amos. Dir: Robert Scheerer. C-92 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:30 PM

High Noon (1952)

A retired Marshal must defend his town from a revengeful villain. Cast: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. BW-85 mins, TV-PG, CC

4:00 PM

Tin Star, The (1957)

An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge. Cast: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer. Dir: Anthony Mann. BW-93 mins, TV-PG

6:00 PM

Rio Grande (1950)

A cavalry unit located on the Mexican border must control Indian uprisings. Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson. Dir: John Ford. BW-105 mins, TV-PG, CC

20 Sunday

6:30 AM

Smashing The Money Ring (1939)

The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships. Cast: Ronald Reagan, Eddie Foy, Jr., Margot Stevenson. Dir: Terry Morse. BW-57 mins, TV-G

7:30 AM

Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1934)

A British family gets mixed up with spies and an assassination plot while vacationing in Switzerland. Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Loore. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-75 mins,

2:15 PM

Indiscreet (1958)

A tycoon pretends to be married while courting a beautiful actress. Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker. Dir: Stanley Donen. C-100 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

12:15 AM

Sea Hawk, The (1924)

In this silent film, an English noble sold into slavery escapes and turns himself into a pirate king. Cast: Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Wallace Beery. Dir: Frank Lloyd. BW-124 mins, TV-G

2:30 AM

Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

A plantation owner's mail-order bride turns out to be a beautiful woman with murder on her mind. Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Bouquet. Dir: Francois Truffaut. C-123 mins, TV-14, CC

4:45 AM

Emperor Jones, The (1933)

When his subjects revolt, a Caribbean dictator looks back on the path that led to his downfall. Cast: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Fredi Washington. Dir: Dudley Murphy. BW-76 mins, TV-14

21 Monday

7:30 AM

Intruder In The Dust (1949)

Only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob. Cast: Juano Hernandez, Elizabeth Patterson, David Brian. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-87 mins, TV-G

9:00 AM

World, The Flesh, And The Devil, The (1959)

A black man, a white woman and a racist are the only people left alive after a nuclear disaster. Cast: Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer. Dir: Ranald MacDougall. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

22 Tuesday

7:30 AM

39 Steps, The (1935)

A man falsely suspected of killing a spy races across Scotland handcuffed to the beautiful blonde who turned him in. Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Godfrey Tearle. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-86 mins, TV-G, CC

11:00 AM

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-121 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

1:15 PM

Major Dundee (1965)

Cavalry misfits cross the Mexican border to destroy an Indian outpost. Cast: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn. Dir: Sam Peckinpah. C-134 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

9:30 PM

Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)

Three prospectors fight off bandits and each other after striking-it-rich in the Mexican mountains. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt. Dir: John Huston. BW-126 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

11:45 PM

Two Women (1960)

A widow tries to get her daughter to safety in World War II Italy. Cast: Sophia Loren, Eleanora Brown, Jean-Paul Belmondo. Dir: Vittorio De Sica. BW-93 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

1:30 AM

Paisan (1946)

Short vignettes reveal the personal effects of the Allied invasion of Italy. Cast: Dots Johnson, Maria Michi, Harriet Medin. Dir: Roberto Rossellini. BW-112 mins, TV-PG

3:30 AM

Red Shoes, The (1948)

A young ballerina is torn between her art and her romance with a young composer. Cast: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. C-134 mins, TV-G, CC

23 Wednesday

6:00 AM

Gaslight (1944)

A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion. Cast: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury. Dir: George Cukor. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

8:00 AM

Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Detective Philip Marlowe's search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder. Cast: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:45 AM

Big House, The (1930)

An attempted prison break leads to a riot. Cast: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Robert Montgomery. Dir: George Hill. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC

11:15 AM

Nightfall (1956)

A man on a hunting trip gets mixed up with murderous bank robbers. Cast: Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, Anne Bancroft. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-79 mins, TV-PG, CC

4:30 PM

To Be or Not to Be (1942)

A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis. Cast: Jack Benny, Carole Lombard, Robert Stack. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. BW-99 mins, TV-PG

6:15 PM

Harvey (1950)

A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family. Cast: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Cecil Kellaway. Dir: Henry Koster. BW-104 mins, TV-G, CC

8:00 PM

Fighting 69th, The (1940)

A braggart soldier learns the true meaning of heroism when he joins World War I's all-Irish unit. Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent. Dir: William Keighley. BW-90 mins, TV-PG

5:00 AM

Oklahoma Kid, The (1939)

A cowboy sets out to avenge his father's lynching. Cast: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-81 mins, TV-PG, CC

25 Friday

10:45 AM

Ben-Hur (1959)

While seeking revenge, a rebellious Israelite prince crosses paths with Jesus Christ. Cast: Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins. Dir: William Wyler. C-222 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS

2:30 PM

Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963)

When two legendary Greek heroes are marooned, they're pushed into conflict with the famed Biblical strongman. Cast: Kirk Morris, Richard Lloyd, Enzo Cerusico. Dir: Pietro Francisci. C-86 mins, TV-PG

4:00 PM

Jason And The Argonauts (1963)

The legendary hero enlists the help of the gods to steal the golden fleece. Cast: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Honor Blackman. Dir: Don Chaffey. C-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM

3 Worlds of Gulliver, The (1960)

A physician lost at sea discovers lands populated by tiny warriors and giant kings. Cast: Kerwin Mathews, Basil Sydney, Jo Morrow. Dir: Jack Sher. C-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

9:45 PM

Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

A con-man signs on as sheriff for crooked purposes then goes straight. Cast: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan. Dir: Burt Kennedy. C-93 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

11:30 PM

Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

A con artist poses as a notorious hired gun. Cast: James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam. Dir: Burt Kennedy. C-92 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:30 AM

Kids Are Alright, The (1979)

Documentary footage traces The Who's rise to rock stardom. Cast: Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle, Keith Moon. Dir: Jeff Stein. BW-109 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

4:15 AM

Last Waltz, The (1978)

Legendary back-up group The Band teams with rock greats for a farewell concert. Cast: Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell. Dir: Martin Scorsese. C-117 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

26 Saturday

10:00 PM

Thunder Rock (1942)

A disillusioned writer moves into a lighthouse where some ghostly visitors restore his faith. Cast: Michael Redgrave, Barbara Mullen, James Mason. Dir: Roy Boulting. BW-112 mins,

2:00 AM

Lady Vanishes, The (1938)

A young woman on vacation triggers an international incident when she tries to track an elderly friend who has disappeared. Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Dame May Whitty. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-95 mins, TV-G

27 Sunday

6:00 AM

Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941)

High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Donna Reed. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-97 mins, TV-G, CC

1:00 PM

Stardust Memories (1980)

A film comedian attending a festival in his honor dreams of doing more serious work. Cast: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper. Dir: Woody Allen. BW-89 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

2:30 PM

Pajama Party (1964)

A Martian teenager sent to prepare for an invasion falls in love with an Earth girl. Cast: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Elsa Lanchester. Dir: Don Weis. C-82 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM

Gigi (1948 - French) (1948)

In this original French version, a young girl who has been trained to be a kept woman, sets out to reform the young man who wants to keep her. Cast: Daniele Delorme, Gaby Morlay, Yvonne de Bray. Dir: Jacqueline Audry. BW-83 mins, TV-PG

28 Monday

7:15 AM

Unsuspected, The (1947)

The producer of a radio crime series commits the perfect crime, then has to put the case on the air. Cast: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Constance Bennett. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:00 AM

Arnelo Affair, The (1947)

A neglected wife gets mixed up with an hypnotic charmer and murder. Cast: George Murphy, Frances Gifford, John Hodiak. Dir: Arch Oboler. BW-87 mins, TV-PG

12:00 PM

Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951)

The British sleuth comes out of retirement to help catch a band of thieves armed with military weapons. Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Margaret Leighton, David Tomlinson. Dir: Victor Saville. BW-80 mins, TV-PG

8:00 PM

I See A Dark Stranger (1945)

An Irish woman who hates the English turns Nazi spy. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley. Dir: Frank Launder. BW-112 mins, TV-G

29 Tuesday

8:00 PM

Beau Brummel (1924)

In this silent film, the legendary dandy takes on British society to court a lady above his station. Cast: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis. Dir: Harry Beaumont. BW-75 mins,

10:15 PM

Mad Genius, The (1931)

A deranged ballet teacher will stop at nothing to keep control of his protegee. Cast: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Cook. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-81 mins, TV-14

30 Wednesday

45 AM

Terror, The (1963)

A lost soldier discovers a mysterious beauty haunting a half-deserted castle. Cast: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight. Dir: Roger Corman. C-79 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

8:15 AM

Horror Castle (1963)

A Holocaust survivor tortures women in the dungeons of an ancient castle. Cast: Rosanna Podesta, Georges Riviere, Christopher Lee. Dir: Antonio Margheriti. C-84 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

9:45 AM

Castle of the Living Dead, The (1964)

A traveling circus entertains a medieval count who uses them in his bizarre experiments. Cast: Christopher Lee, Gaia Germani, Donald Sutherland. Dir: Luciano Rici, Lorenzo Sabatini. BW-90 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

11:30 AM

Haunting, The (1963)

A team of psychic investigators moves into a haunted house that destroys all who live there. Cast: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Russ Tamblyn. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-112 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

1:30 PM

Children Of The Damned (1964)

Space invaders impregnate six women with super-powered offspring. Cast: Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris. Dir: Anton Leader. BW-90 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

3:00 PM

Spider Baby (1968)

Greedy relatives try to repossess the decaying mansion of an inbred Southern family. Cast: Lon Chaney, Jr., Quinn K. Redeker, Sid Haig. Dir: Jack Hill. BW-81 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

4:30 PM

Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)

A religious fanatic imprisons her late son's sinful fiancee. Cast: Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Donald Sutherland. Dir: Silvio Narizzano. C-96 mins, TV-14, CC

6:15 PM

Eye Of The Devil (1967)

A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret. Cast: David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence. Dir: J. Lee Thompson. BW-96 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

1:15 AM

Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1935)

Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies. Cast: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Mickey Rooney. Dir: Max Reinhardt, William Dieterle. BW-143 mins, TV-PG, CC