On May 2nd two must see films will be making rare appearances on the Fox Movie Channel and TCM. First up is Jules Dassin’s classic film noir “Thieves Highway” on Saturday May 2nd at 11:30AM and again on May 13th at 9:45AM on the Fox Movie Channel.
Released on DVD as part of the Criterion Collection “Thieves Highway” is Dassin right in the middle of his best period with “The Naked City” and “Brute Force” behind him and “Night and the City” and “Riffifi” still to come. This was Dassin final American film until his rare 1968 film “Up Tight”, a black cast remake of “The Informer.”
Here’s a review I wrote for Halo-17.
Later that same day, TCM will broadcast the 1932 classic prison drama, Mervyn LeRoy’s “I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang” at 8PM. A repeat broadcast is scheduled for June 20th at 7:15AM. Based on a true story this is one of Warner Brothers classic social dramas that they did so well back then.
Here’s a quick link to the review I wrote a short while back.
Don’t miss the chance to see this two classic works.