Film Noir on Turner Classic Movies

Nicholas RayThis coming month – October – Turner Classic Movies is offering several film noir directed by Nicholas Ray from the late 1940s and early 1950s in honor of his 100th birthday anniversary. They include They Live By Night (1949) with Farley Granger and Cathy O’Donnell based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson; preceded by In A Lonely Place (1950) based on the wonderful novel by Dorothy B. Hughes and featured as a podcast from the radio play version and Born To Be Bad (1950) with Joan Fontaine and based on the novel by Anne Parrish.

All in all, some great film noir!

2 Responses to Film Noir on Turner Classic Movies

  1. Terence Dillon says:

    As a long-time fan of noir in all its forms – audio, movie, and print – I thank you again for alerting us to current and upcoming noir programming. The various BBC productions of Chandler material over the years have been brilliant, and the current incarnation is no exception. Turner has always been a rich source for those dark, wonderful B features that were later dubbed film noir. Thanks again, Jim.

  2. Jack Gibble says:

    Hi Jim-

    two questions.

    A while back you had a podcast of a show whose premise was to take an article from the news and reenact it. The repoter was actually spoke on the show and was given a monetary “reward.” I think the one you used was from Minneapolis. What was the name of that series/show? Thanks.

    Kuddos. Was able to listen, thanks to your alert last winter and this fall, to 1-7 of Chandler on BBC. Missed #1. Do you know where I could get an MP3 of it?

    Thanks. Jack

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