Press release: getTV puts the spotlight on some of Columbia Pictures’ finest Film Noir classics in the 15-film “Noirvember” block, every Thursday in November starting at 7 p.m. ET. The arresting event opens on November 5 with a triple feature starring Oscar-winning icon Humphrey Bogart as an Army captain tangled in a web of lust and murder in DEAD RECKONING, with Lizabeth Scott. Then, Bogart defends a troubled young man on trial for murder in the 1949 crime drama KNOCK ON ANY DOOR, with John Derek and George Macready, at 9:30 p.m. ET. And Gloria Grahame starts to second-guess her decision to give Bogart’s murder suspect an alibi in IN A LONELY PLACE, at 12 a.m. ET. The night also includes Vittorio Gassman as an Italian immigrant facing deportation in the rare 1953 drama THE GLASS WALL, with Gloria Grahame, at 2:15 a.m. ET.
On November 12, getTV salutes some of cinema’s greatest “Maverick Directors,” with a lineup featuring Glenn Ford as a Korean War veteran who falls under the charms of sultry seductress Gloria Grahame in visionary auteur Fritz Lang’s 1954 drama HUMAN DESIRE, at 7 p.m. ET. Next, death and deceit follow Dick Powell in Robert Rossen’s directorial debut JOHNNY O’CLOCK, with Lee J. Cobb and Evelyn Keyes, at 9:15 p.m. ET; followed by Aldo Ray as an artist on the run from vicious bank robbers in the 1957 Jacques Tourneur thriller NIGHTFALL, with Anne Bancroft, at 11:30 p.m. ET. And, Cliff Robertson exacts revenge on the crime syndicate that killed his father in Samuel Fuller’s UNDERWORLD U.S.A. at 1:30 a.m. ET.
Spend the evening with Oscar-winner Edmond O’Brien on November 19, starring as a bookie for the mob in 711 OCEAN DRIVE, with Otto Kruger, at 7 p.m. ET and 1:30 a.m. ET. Then, O’Brien’s paroled prisoner can’t remember where the loot is after an experimental procedure leaves him with amnesia in the 1953 noir MAN IN THE DARK, the first Columbia Pictures film released in 3D, at 9:30 p.m. And night duty cops O’Brien and Mark Stevens team up to take down a vengeful racketeer in BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAWN, with Gale Storm, at 11:15 p.m. ET.
The block comes to a close on November 26, with a special 11-film Thanksgiving marathon on November 26, starting at 7:30 a.m. ET. As part of the holiday block, the network will highlight four “50’s Noir” touchstones, kicking off with Golden Age all-stars Fred MacMurray, as an honest cop, and blonde bombshell Kim Novack as the lusty moll who persuades him to kill her lover in PUSHOVER, with Philip Carey and E.G. Marshall, at 7 p.m. ET. Next, wrongly imprisoned model Ginger Rogers cuts a deal with Edward G. Robinson to testify against a dangerous mob boss in TIGHT SPOT at 9:05 p.m. ET. follows at 11:30 p.m. ET, based on the television series of the same name, with Warner Anderson reprising his role as Ben Guthrie, a Lieutenant tasked with breaking up a drug ring led by Eli Wallach and Robert Keith. And, Arthur Franz stars as an unhinged man who embarks on a shooting spree in San Francisco in THE SNIPER, with Adolphe Menjou and Gerald Mohr, at 1:35 a.m. ET. The film marked Oscar-nominated filmmaker Edward Dmytryk’s return to the director’s chair, after being named on the Hollywood blacklist and serving a prison sentence in 1947.
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.get.tv/schedule. In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)