Welcome to TMP Recommends, the weekly series in which I share five TCM recommendations! I’m going to do things the lazy way today and simply copy TCM’s brief description of each film because I have a ton of coursework to do. (These posts take a surprising amount of time to put together, which I just don’t have today, but I didn’t want to skip a week of recs.) All times are listed in EST and come from the US version of the TCM schedule. Happy viewing!
They Were Expendable (1945)
Airing on TCM: September 16, 1:15 am
“A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.”
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Airing on TCM: September 18, 8:15 am
“A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.”
The Red Shoes (1948)
Airing on TCM: September 19, 8:00 pm
“A young ballerina is torn between her art and her romance with a young composer.”
The Whole Town’s Talking (1935)
Airing on TCM: September 20, 8:00 am
“A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.”
Airing on TCM: September 22, 6:00 am
“In this silent film, a city of the future is threatened with destruction when a wealthy corporate leader enlists a mad scientist to put down labor reformers.”
Oh yeah, ‘The Asphalt Jungle’…what a cool noir. Love the bit at the end with Sam Jaffe at the juke joint. Good direction, story, and acting all around….worth checking out if you haven’t seen it.