TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-16-16

"How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like honeysuckle?" - Walter Neff, Double Indemnity
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Among the channel's highlights this week are TCM continuing to shine the spotlight on American International Pictures with a screening of Beach Party, starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, and on Star of the Month Robert Ryan in The Outfit.

O. Henry's Full House

Short Stories: O. Henry's Full House (1952) Monday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) 
Five stories reveal O. Henry's gift for the surprise ending
 
Air Force
 
Air Force (1943) Tuesday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) 
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
 
Across the Wide Missouri

Across the Wide Missouri (1951) Wednesday, May 18 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) 
An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier.

Beach Party

TCM Spotlight: American International Pictures: ‘60's Kids & CountercultureBeach Party (1963) Thursday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) 
An anthropologist studies the dating habits of the teens hanging out on a nearby beach.

The Outfit

Star of the Month: Robert Ryan - The Outfit (1974) Friday, May 20 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) 
An ex-con takes on the mob to avenge his brother's death.

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity (1944) Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) 
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.

To the Last Man

To the Last Man (1933) Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) 
In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder.

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