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.
Five stories reveal O. Henry's gift for the surprise ending
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.
TCM Spotlight: American International Pictures: ‘60's Kids & Counterculture - Beach 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.
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 (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 (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.