TMP Recommends: Five Films on TCM, September 16 – 22

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!

(Image via Doctor Macro)
(Image via Doctor Macro)

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.”

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The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Airing on TCM: September 18, 8:15 am
“A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.”

(Image via Rato Movie Posters)
(Image via Rato Movie Posters)

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.”

(Image via mentorscamper.blogspot)
(Image via mentorscamper.blogspot)

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.”

(Image via Cats Can Draw Too)
(Image via Cats Can Draw Too)

Metropolis (1926)
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.”

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