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Friday, July 27, 2018

TCM's Film Noir of the Week for Saturday Night-Sunday Morning at Midnight ET (and 10 a.m. ET Sunday Morning) is Scene of the Crime (1949), Starring Van Johnson, Gloria deHaven, and Arlene Dahl

 

 

By David in TN
Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:15:00 A.M. EDT

 

L-to-r: Van Johnson, Norman Lloyd, John McIntire and Tom Drake
 

TCM's Film Noir of the Week for Saturday Night-Sunday Morning at Midnight ET (and 10 a.m. ET Sunday Morning) is Scene of the Crime (1949).
 

The lovely Arlene Dahl, looking very Ava Gardnerish
 

Van Johnson, an unusual film noir protagonist, plays a Los Angeles police detective investigating the murder of an ex-partner, who may have been on the take. Arlene Dahl plays Johnson's long-suffering wife who wants him to quit the force. Gloria DeHaven is a stripper Johnson is playing around with.
 

Johnson and DeHaven
 

According to The Film Noir Guide, "Scene is a standard crime movie fortified by good performances and a sensational climatic shoot-out."
 

 


 

2 comments:

David In TN said...

Eddie Muller's Film Noir of the Week is on hiatus during August while TCM has its annual Summer Under the Stars. On August 1, TCM has 24 hours of Frank Sinatra movies, starting at 6 am ET with Double Dynamite (1951) followed by High Society (1956).

For prime time Wednesday night, The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) is featured at 8 pm ET, followed by Some Came Running (1958), Suddenly (1954), and perhaps Sinatra's biggest film, From Here to Eternity (1953) at 2:15 am ET early Thursday morning.

David In TN said...

TCM's Film Noir of the Week hosted by Eddie Muller, returns on Saturday Night-Sunday Morning at 12 am ET (and 10 am ET Sunday Morning) with The Locket (1946).

The Locket stars Laraine Day as an unstable woman who ruins several men. The chumps are played by Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum, and Gene Raymond. The story, according to Film Noir Guide, is "convoluted." The multiple flashbacks contribute to this effect.

This is one were we wonder what our friend Eddie will say in his introduction.