Film Noir and Neo-Noir on TCM: December, 2023

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Friday, December 1, 4:30 AM

LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (1951): After being stranded in a small Texas town, an actress (Ruth Roman) champions the cause of a man (Richard Todd) recently acquitted in a re-trial for murdering his wife, but still under suspicion by the local townsfolk. Dir. King Vidor

Noir Alley

Saturday, December 2, 9:00 PM &
Sunday, December 3, 7:00 AM

FNF Prez Eddie Muller presents

BLACK ANGEL (1946): This excellent adaptation of one of Cornell Woolrich's "black" novels features an atypically sympathetic role for frequent noir heavy Dan Duryea. He plays beautiful loser Martin Blair—an alcoholic songwriter who is still obsessively in love with his recently murdered ex-wife. Catherine (June Vincent), the wife of the man convicted of the murder, enlists Martin's help in finding the real killer. Martin falls for her and complications ensue. Peter Lorre plays their prime suspect and Broderick Crawford the cop sympathetic to their cause. Dir. Roy William Neill

Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 AM

A DATE WITH THE FALCON (1941): Gentleman detective Gay Lawrence (George Sanders) has 12 hours to find a cache of synthetic diamonds and still make it to the airport in time to travel for a visit with the family of his long-suffering fiancée, Elinor Benford (Anne Hunter). Dir. Irving Reis

Tuesday, December 5, 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Film Noir Double Feature

8:45 AM

FLAMINGO ROAD (1949): Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy (Joan Crawford), while stranded in a small town, becomes romantically involved with deputy sheriff Fielding Carlisle (Zachary Scott), a whose career is controlled by Sheriff and corrupt political boss Titus Semple (Sydney Greenstreet). Semple dislikes Bellamy and mounts a campaign against her but she's not one to take things lying down. Dir. Michael Curtiz

10:30 AM

THE FALLEN SPARROW (1943): A Spanish Civil War veteran (John Garfield) journeys to New York to investigate the death of his policeman friend. He suspects the suicide is in fact a murder. Nazis, as well as a beautiful woman (Maureen O'Hara), complicate his search for the truth. Based on the novel by pulp great Dorothy B. Hughes who also wrote the novels In a Lonely Place (1947) and Ride the Pink Horse (1946). Dir. Richard Wallace

Tuesday, December 5, 8:30 PM – 12:15 AM

Noir Double Bill

8:30 PM

BREATHLESS À bout de souffle (1960): Small-time crook Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a ne'er-do-well with a headful of cinematic delusions, falls for Patricia (Jean Seberg), a sexy young American in Paris. Action, ennui, and tragedy ensue. On one level, a loving tribute to Hollywood B moviemaking, but more crucially a simple tale told in nontraditional, exhilarating cinéma verité style; it heralded not only the arrival of France's nouvelle vague, but a seismic shift in movie style and technique. One of two noir-tinged films released in 1960 that forever changed international cinema. Dir. Jean-Luc Godard

10:15 PM

BULLITT (1968): When mobsters kill the witness Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) was assigned to protect, he uses unorthodox methods to investigate the case. Beautiful San Francisco location work and a breathtaking car chase sequence add additional pleasure to watching this fine neo-noir, not to mention the iconic Lalo Schifrin score. Dir. Peter Yates

Saturday, December 9, 11:00 AM

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955): Bogus preacher Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) marries an outlaw's widow (Shelly Winters in a stunning performance) in search of the dead man's hidden loot. The widow's son (Billy Chapin) sees through him and tries to keep the secret of the treasure location and protect his mother, sister and himself from Powell. Lillian Gish plays the force of good in opposition to Mitchum's evil. Dir. Charles Laughton

Noir Alley

Saturday, December 9, 10:00 PM &
Sunday, December 10, 7:00 AM

FNF Prez Eddie Muller presents

I WOULDN'T BE IN YOUR SHOES (1948): Vaudeville dancer Tom Quinn (Don Castle) and his wife Ann (Elyse Knox) are barely getting by on her job at a dance hall. One night as he anxiously awaits her return from work, Tom impulsively throws his shoes out the window at howling cats. When his shoe prints are found at a murder scene, he is arrested. Ann follows the trail of clues to find the real perpetrator. Adapted from Cornell Woolrich's novella of the same name by Steve Fisher. Dir. William Nigh

Sunday, December 10, 10:45 AM

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956): A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. Jay Livingston and Ray Evans garnered the Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for the film's song "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)". Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Tuesday, December 12, 10:15 PM

THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946): A newly returned veteran (Alan Ladd) fights to prove he didn't kill his cheating wife (Doris Dowling). His shell-shocked war buddy (William Bendix) and a new love interest (Veronica Lake) try to help him find the real culprit. Dir. George Marshall

Wednesday, December 13, 12:15 AM

GILDA (1946): A gambler (Glenn Ford) discovers an old flame (Rita Hayworth) in South America, but she's married to his new boss (George Macready), and… um… friend—homoerotic noir at its best. If that weren't enough, there's Hayworth's incredibly steamy rendition of "Put the Blame on Mame" Whoof! Dir. Charles Vidor

Friday, December 15, 11:00 PM -
Saturday, December 16, 3:30 AM

Alfred Hitchcock/Cary Grant Double Feature

11:00 PM

SUSPICION (1941): A handsome gambler Johnny Aysgarth (Cary Grant) pursues the shy and wealthy Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine). He courts and marries her. After the honeymoon she discovers unsettling things about his character. She becomes increasingly suspicious of him when Johnny's friend and business partner, Beaky (Nigel Bruce) dies mysteriously. Based on Anthony Berkeley Cox's outstanding novel After the Fact. Seriously, read the book. Fontaine won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in the film. Composer Franz Waxman was nominated for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture. The film also earned a nomination for Best Picture. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

1:00 AM

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959): Foreign agents mistake suave and swinging advertising man Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) for a spy. He takes it on the lam and encounters a beautiful blonde (Eva Marie Saint) who may or may not be trusted. This film earned 3 Oscar nominations: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color; Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen; and Best Film Editing. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Noir Alley

Saturday, December 16, 9:00 PM &
Sunday, December 17, 7:00 AM

FNF Prez Eddie Muller presents

BEWARE, MY LOVELY (1952): The incredible Ida Lupino plays a lonely war widow who employs a penniless drifter (Robert Ryan) as a household handyman, only to learn - too late - precisely why he has no references on his résumé. Lupino and Ryan, a pair of noir heavyweights, battle through a "day without end" (the film's original title) to an unexpected climax. Mel Dinelli's suspenseful script is adapted from his hit stage play "The Man." Dir. Harry Horner

Monday, December 18, 6:30 PM –
Tuesday, December 19, 12:30 AM

Christmas Noir Triple Feature

6:30 PM

BLAST OF SILENCE (1961): This maverick independent production from the end of the classic noir era, shot entirely on location in New York, tracks a stoic hit-man (played by director Baron himself) returning to his home turf for what's meant to be a quick, efficient assignment. Fate, guilt, and double-crosses intervene. One of the bleakest crime films ever, highlighted by a unique, omniscient "second person" voice-over narration. Like Kubrick's The Killing and Wendkos' The Burglar, this represented the transition from studio noir to independently produced "neo-noir." Dir. Allen Baron

8:00 PM

CASH ON DEMAND (1961): In this stunningly suspenseful noir take on A Christmas Carol, Peter Cushing (in perhaps the finest performance of his long career) plays a Scrooge-like bank manager caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a charming and merciless thief (an equally great Andre Morell) who's devised a devious plan for a holiday heist. Known mainly for its horror films, this is one of the greatest movies ever produced by Britain's legendary Hammer Films. The perfect antidote to Yuletide schmaltz! Dir. Quentin Lawrence

11:00 PM and
Thursday, December 21, 5:20 AM

THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944): This is far from a traditional sequel as it focuses on the trauma resulting from the events of the first film. The survivors from Cat People, Oliver (Kent Smith) and Alice (Jane Randolph) are now married and have a child, Amy (Ann Carter). Oliver fears Amy's vivid imagination, due to the events leading to the death of his first wife Irena (Simone Simon) whom he believes was driven mad by her belief in her homeland's legends. When the lonely Amy wishes for a friend, Irena appears. Meanwhile, Amy is also befriended by an elderly neighbor whose daughter envies their connection to an unhealthy degree and who may well be dangerous. Dir. Gunther von Fritsch & Robert Wise

Tuesday, December 19, 1:00 PM &
Thursday, December 21, 11:15 PM

MEET JOHN DOE (1941): In this final collaboration between director Frank Capra and actress Barbara Stanwyck, she plays cynical sob sister Ann Mitchell who publishes a fake letter to her own column from "John Doe" in order to save her job after the newspaper she works for is bought out. John Doe is disgusted by the state that America is in and pledges to protest it by jumping from the roof of City Hall at midnight on Christmas Eve. When the mayor wants to meet him, Ann and her new managing editor D. B. Norton (Edward Arnold) hire an ex-baseball player on the skids (Gary Cooper) to impersonate her fictional creation. As John Doe becomes nationally famous, Norton develops a plan to use him for his own agenda. Dir. Frank Capra

Tuesday, December 19, 9:30 PM

O. HENRY'S FULL HOUSE (1952): This anthology of short stories by America's master of the ironic twist is as entertaining as it is star-studded, featuring juicy roles for Richard Widmark, Anne Baxter, Farley Granger, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Laughton, Jean Peters, and many more. 20th Century-Fox employed several of its most renowned directors, including Henry Hathaway, Henry King, Howard Hawks, Henry Koster, and Jean Negulesco, to bring to life such famous O. Henry tales as "The Last Leaf," "The Clarion Call," and the Christmas classic "The Gift of the Magi." Each segment introduced by John Steinbeck! Dir. Henry Hathaway, Henry King, Howard Hawks, Henry Koster, and Jean Negulesco

Wednesday, December 20, 5:30 AM

THE MAN I LOVE (1947): In this rather soapy noir, singer Petey Brown (Ida Lupino) lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's (Robert Alda) nightclub while visiting her two sisters and brother, all of whom are in a rather remarkable amount of trouble, romantic and otherwise. While evading Toresca's unwanted advances, she falls for an ex-jazz pianist San Thomas (Bruce Bennett), who still carries a torch for his ex-wife. Will Sand start a new life with the songbird or run off to sea. Dir. Raoul Walsh

Wednesday, December 20, 5:00 PM –
Thursday, December 21, 2:00 AM

Christmas Noir Triple Feature

5:00 PM

REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1940): Preston Sturges wrote this Christmas tale which features his unique blend of comedy, romance and pathos. Assistant DA Fred MacMurray brings suspected shoplifter Barbara Stanwyck home for the holidays, so she doesn't have to spend them in jail. This was the first of the four big screen pairings of the incendiary on-screen couple. Three guesses as to how it turns out for them. Dir. Mitchell Leisen

10:30 PM

LADY IN THE LAKE (1947): A lady editor (Audrey Totter) hires Phillip Marlowe to investigate the disappearance of her boss' wife. First time director Robert Montgomery, who also starred as Marlowe, chose to shoot the entire film from Marlowe's POV using a subjective camera to replicate visually Raymond Chandler's first-person narrative from the novel. Dir. Robert Montgomery

12:30 AM

ROADBLOCK (1951): This film provides a change of pace for noir stalwart Charles McGraw who usually played heavies. This time he plays the sucker who destroys himself by turning to a life of crime to woo and then attempt to keep the beautiful Diane, Joan Dixon. Screenplay by screenwriter and novelist Steve Fisher. Dir. Harold Daniels

Saturday, December 23, 7:15 AM – 12:30 PM

More Christmas Noir!

7:15 AM

ALIAS BOSTON BLACKIE (1942): Reformed thief Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) helps present a charity Christmas show for New York prison inmates, but things go haywire when a wrongly convicted con (Larry Parks) uses the troupe to aid in his bust-out. Blackie frantically out races the cops to recapture the con and spare him a bad end. This breathless combination of mystery, comedy, and action is perhaps the best offering in Columbia's long-running "Boston Blackie" series, one of the most popular "B" serials of all-time. Dir. Lew Landers

8:30 AM

THE THIN MAN (1934): Dashiell Hammett's urbane but fun-loving sleuths Nick and Nora Charles, along with their pup Asta, investigate the disappearance of an inventor in this classic blend of laughs and suspense. Shot in just two weeks by director Woody "One-Shot'' Van Dyke and cinematographer James Wong Howe, this gem set the gold standard for the sophisticated comedy—inspiring five sequels as well as countless inferior imitations. Van Dyke previously directed Myrna Loy and William Powell in Manhattan Melodrama and spotted the terrific chemistry of their off-screen banter between takes. He insisted on casting the pair as Hammett's hard-drinking super-couple and the glamorous pair became one of the movies' great romantic teams. Shot by the legendary cinematographer James Wong Howe. The film garnered four Oscar nominations, Best Picture, Best actor for Powell, Best Director, and Best Writing, Adaptation for Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Dir. Woody Van Dyke

Sunday, December 24, 7:00 PM &
Monday, December 25, 8:45 AM

HOLIDAY AFFAIR (1949): Big bad Bob Mitchum is on the run from one of his RKO noir thrillers when he gets a job as house dick at a department store and busts adorable Janet Leigh, who's spying for the competition. Okay, it's not noir. It's a warm and witty romantic Christmas movie minus all the sappy sentiment. Hey, a little love never killed anybody! Dir. Don Hartman

Monday, December 25, 5:00 PM –
Tuesday, December 26, 3:00 AM

Hitchcock Marathon

Not sure why this is happening on Christmas but enjoy!

5:00 PM

VERTIGO (1958): An old friend hires ex-cop Scotty (Jimmy Stewart) to follow his beautiful but emotionally disturbed wife (Kim Novak) through the gorgeously shot streets of San Francisco. Stewart gives an intensely dark performance as Scotty spirals further and further into romantic obsession. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

7:15 PM

REAR WINDOW (1954): A wheelchair-bound photographer passes the time of his disability by spying on his neighbors. One day he witnesses a murder. Or does he? This iconic mystery was adapted from a story by Cornell Woolrich and earned a Best Writing, Screenplay Oscar nomination for screenwriter John Michael Hayes. The film earned three more Oscar nods for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Color and Best Sound, Recording. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

9:15 PM

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956): A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. Jay Livingston and Ray Evans garnered the Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for the film's song "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)". Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

11:30 PM

ROPE (1948): Two wealthy and louche pseudo-intellectuals (John Dahl and Farley Granger) murder a friend in a Nietzschean demonstration of will and folly. Then they throw a party inviting the victim's friends, family and their old schoolteacher (Jimmy Stewart) who begins to suspect something odd when the guest of honor doesn't arrive for his own party. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

1:00 AM

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951): Childlike but charming psychopath Bruno (Robert Walker) suggests that he and Guy (Farley Granger), a tennis player with political ambitions, crisscross murders. Unfortunately, Guy realizes too late that Bruno wasn't joking. Guy's unwanted wife shows up murdered and he has no alibi. Screenplay by Raymond Chandler and Czenzi Ormonde, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. D.P. Robert Burks' outstanding work earned an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Tuesday, December 26, 7:00 AM

THE BIG SLEEP (1946): In Howard Hawks' clever and sophisticated adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, private eye Philip Marlowe's (Humphrey Bogart) investigates the involvement of an opium addled (and nymphomaniacal) society girl (Martha Vickers) in the murder of a pornographer. He also must determine if her sister (Lauren Bacall) is helping or hindering him. Dir. Howard Hawks

Tuesday, December 26, 1:00 PM &
Sunday, December 31: 7:15 AM

AFTER THE THIN MAN (1936): In this delightful follow up to The Thin Man, Nick (William Powell) and Nora (Myrna Loy) return to their home in San Francisco determined to rest up from their previous New York adventures, but Nora's snooty family unintentionally embroils them in a murder mystery. Joseph Calleia, Sam Levene, George Zucco and a young Jimmy Stewart add to the fun. Writers Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett received a Best Writing, Screenplay Oscar nomination. Dir. W. S. Van Dyke

Tuesday, December 26, 9:15 PM

BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967): In this critically acclaimed and deeply influential classic, the legendary bank robbers and lovers (Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway) embark on a crime spree during the Depression era Dust Bowl of the 1930s and become folk heroes. The film won two Oscars, Estelle Parsons for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Burnett Guffey for Best Cinematography, an additional eight nominations. Dir. Arthur Penn

Wednesday, December 27, 9:00 AM – 2:45 PM

A Murderous Triple Feature

9:00 AM

DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954): A man (Ray Milland) hires a friend to murder his wealthy wife (Grace Kelly). His plan goes awry when she stabs the would-be-murderer. Then he decides he can still get rid of her, by eroding her self-defense claim. Her ex-lover (Robert Cummings) tries to save her. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

11:00 AM

DEAD RINGER (1964): In this late era noir, Bette Davis stars as twins, the rich and mean Margaret and the other poor and put-upon spinster Edith meet after many years at the funeral of Margaret's husband Frank. Edith snaps when she discovers from Margaret why Frank dumped her and married Margaret instead. Edith shoots her sister, takes her place and tries to make "Edith's" death look like a suicide. Edith's boyfriend, police sergeant Jim Hobbson (Karl Malden) and Margaret's lover Tony (Peter Lawford) soon complicates things. Dir. Paul Henreid

1:00 PM

STRAIT-JACKET (1964): A woman (Joan Crawford) convicted of murdering her unfaithful husband and his mistress returns home to her now grown daughter (Diane Baker) after her rehabilitation in a mental institution. A series of ax murders breaks out and she falls under suspicion. Dir. William Castle

Thursday, December 28, 3:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Film Noir Double Feature

6:00 AM

LURED (1947): In this period noir, Scotland Yard enlists the help of brassy American dancer Sandra (Lucille Ball) to find and trap the serial killer responsible for her friend's murder. The victim was quitting the dance hall because she was going off with a man she met through a personal advertisement. Through the personals, Sandra meets an eccentric artist (Boris Karloff) and a charming playboy (George Sanders). Is one of them the killer? Dir. Douglas Sirk

8:00 AM

NIGHT MUST FALL (1937): Young and charming Danny (Robert Montgomery) worms his way into elderly and wealthy Mrs. Bramson's (Dame May Whitty) household. Her sexually repressed niece (Rosalind Russell) suspects him of larceny and possibly a local murder while being strongly attracted to him. What's in that hatbox? Both Whitty and Montgomery were nominated for Oscars for their performances. Dir. Richard Thorpe

Thursday, December 28, 12:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Noir Double Bill

3:45 PM

WAIT UNTIL DARK (1967): A commercial artist unknowingly brings a stash of heroin into his home. A trio of bad guys (Richard Crenna, Jack Weston and Alan Arkin) trace the dope to him. They trick him into leaving the house, but, unfortunately, his blind wife (Audrey Hepburn) is there alone. They proceed to first try to trick and then to terrorize her while she tries to figure out how to turn the tables on her unknown assailants. Hepburn earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her remarkable performance. Adapted from the Broadway hit written by Fredrick Knott and directed by Arthur Penn. Dir. Terence Young

5:45 PM

SÉANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON (1964): In this extremely downbeat, late-era Brit noir, noted stage actress Kim Stanley gives a tour de force performance as a medium kidnap a child so she can help the police solve the crime. Richard Attenborough provides an equally impressive counterpoint as the psychic's weak-willed husband and accomplice. Based on a novel by Mark McShane, imaginatively and impressively adapted a second time by Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa as Séance in 2000. Score by the legendary John Barry. Dir. Bryan Forbes

Friday, December 29, 1:15 AM

BLOW-UP (1966): A womanizing photographer (David Hemmings) discovers a murder in the background of a candid photo. His investigation tests his deductive skills and his sanity. Vanessa Redgrave has a memorable supporting role as a mysterious woman who may be trying to stymy his efforts. Nominated for two Oscars: Michelangelo Antonioni for Best Director and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen for Michelangelo Antonioni (screenplay/story), Tonino Guerra (screenplay) and Edward Bond (screenplay) Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni

Sunday, December 31, 9:00 PM

REPEAT PERFORMANCE (1947): Consider it the noir version of It's a Wonderful Life. Broadway actress Sheila Page (Joan Leslie) rings in the New Year by shooting her husband (Louis Hayward) to death. She blurts out a confession to her friend, the poet William Williams (Richard Basehart), but as she leads him to the crime scene . . . the preceding year begins again! Will Sheila be able to correct what went so dreadfully wrong, or will Fate demand a . . . Repeat Performance? Back-stabbing backstage melodrama is crossed with The Twilight Zone. This rarely seen fantasy-noir hybrid was recently restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, funded in part by the Film Noir Foundation. Dir. Alfred L. Werker

Sunday, December 31, 1:00 PM

THE BIRDS (1963): Beautiful heiress Melanie (Tippi Hedren) takes a sudden fancy to a handsome architect Mitch (Rod Taylor) who lives in a remote Californian costal village with his overly affectionate mother (Jessica Tandy) and little sister. Creepily Melanie follows him there and pretends to be an old friend of his ex-girlfriend (Suzanne Pleshette). Even more creepily, after her arrival, the village is besieged by flocks of killer birds. Look for noir toughie Charles McGraw in a supporting role. Legendary animator turned special effects expert Ub Iwerks won the Oscar for Best Effects, Special Visual Effects for his work on the film. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Sunday, December 31, 1:00 AM

IN A LONELY PLACE (1950): This heartbreaking noir revolves around an alcoholic screenwriter (Humphrey Bogart) and the woman who loves him but fears he may be a murder (Gloria Grahame). This film is both a bitter commentary on Hollywood and on the impossibility of romance. Very loosely based on Dorothy B. Hughes' novel—an intense thriller and examination of post-WWII misogyny. Enjoy the movie then read the book. Dir. Nicholas Ray

Sunday, December 31, 7:15 AM

AFTER THE THIN MAN (1936): In this delightful follow up to The Thin Man, Nick (William Powell) and Nora (Myrna Loy) return to their home in San Francisco determined to rest up from their previous New York adventures, but Nora's snooty family unintentionally embroils them in a murder mystery. Joseph Calleia, Sam Levene, George Zucco and a young Jimmy Stewart add to the fun. Writers Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett received a Best Writing, Screenplay Oscar nomination. Dir. W. S. Van Dyke

Brief NOIR ALLEY hiatus

NOIR ALLEY with FNF prez Eddie Muller will be on hiatus on December 23 and 24 as well as January 30 and 31. The show will still air on its usual days and times during the first three weeks of December. Eddie will return on January 6 with Hugo Hass' Pickup (1951) starring Amazonian noir goddess Beverly Michaels.

Mercedes McCambridge and Daryl Hickman in Lightning Strikes Twice on December 1

Dan Duryea and June Vincent in Black Angel on NOIR ALLEY December 2 and 3

Maureen O'Hara and John Garfield in The Fallen Sparrow on December 5

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in Breathless on December 5

Steve McQueen in Bullitt on December 5

Robert Mitchum menaces in The Night of the Hunter on December 9

Don Castle and Elyse Knox star in I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes on the December 9-10 edition of NOIR ALLEY

Doris Day in Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much on December 10

Rita Hayward and Glenn Ford in Gilda on December 13

Hitchcock's North by Northwest on December 16

Ida Lupino in Beware, My Lovely on the December 16-17 edition of NOIR ALLEY

Beat-noir Blast of Silence on December 18

Peter Cushing stars in Cash on Demand on December 18

The Curse of the Cat People screens on December 18 and 21

Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper in Meet John Doe on December 19

Jeanne Crain and Farley Granger in O.Henry's Full House on December 19

Ida Lupino stars in The Man I Love on December 20

Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Remember the Night on December 20

Charles McGraw stars in Roadblock on December 21

Chester Morris stars in Alias Boston Blackie on December 23

The Thin Man screens on December 23

Janet Leigh and Robert Mitchum in Holiday Affair screens December 24 and 25

Hitchcock's Rear Window on December 25

Farley Granger v. Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train on December 26

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep on December 26

After the Thin Man screens December 26 and 31

Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder on December 27

Joan Crawford stars in Straight-Jacket on December 27

Lucille Ball and Boris Karloff in Lured on December 28

Audrey Hepburn stars in Wait Until Dark on December 28

Brit-noir Séance on a Wet Afternoon on December 28

Joan Leslie stars in Repeat Performance on New Year's Eve

Alfred Hitchcock returns with The Birds on New Year's Eve

Humphrey Bogart stars in In a Lonely Place on New Year's Eve