What's Good on TCM?

Last updated: Wed Jul 26 2017 11:00:11 GMT+0000 (UTC)

These are the movies coming up this week on Turner Classic Movies that match Kris Johnson's preferences. He likes film noir, horror, sci-fi, and westerns.

This schedule is for the eastern US broadcast feed, and all times are in the US Eastern timezone. Each day's schedule starts at 6:00 AM. Most programs are available on Watch TCM or on-demand from your cable/satellite provider.

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06:15 AM The Body Snatcher

To continue his medical experiments, a doctor must buy corpses from a grave robber. (1945, 78 min.)

08:00 AM The Bat

A female mystery novelist turns detective to unmask a demented killer. (1959, 80 min.)

09:30 AM Bedlam

When an actress tries to reform an asylum, its corrupt keeper has her committed. (1946, 79 min.)

11:00 AM Diary of a Madman

The body of a French magistrate is taken over by the soul of a murderer. (1963, 97 min.)

01:00 PM Cat People

A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast. (1942, 73 min.)

02:20 PM A Letter From A Soldier

In this excerpt from the feature film "It's A Big Country" (1951), a U.S. GI back stateside from Korea delivers a letter to the mother of a dead fellow soldier. (1951, 9 min.)

Genres: Drama, Short, War

Cast: Marjorie Main, Keefe Brasselle

02:30 PM House of Wax

A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses. (1953, 88 min.)

04:15 PM The Curse of the Cat People

A lonely child creates an imaginary playmate with surprisingly dangerous results. (1944, 70 min.)

05:30 PM House on Haunted Hill

A millionaire offers total strangers a fortune to spend the night in a haunted house. (1958, 75 min.)

08:00 PM Vertigo

A detective falls for the mysterious woman he's been hired to tail. (1958, 128 min.)

10:30 PM North By Northwest

An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase. (1959, 136 min.)

01:00 AM Psycho

A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother. (1960, 109 min.)

03:00 AM The Birds

In a California coastal area, flocks of birds unaccountably make deadly attacks on humans. (1963, 119 min.)


08:15 AM The Sisters

Three western girls make unhappy marriages at the turn of the century. (1938, 99 min.)

10:00 AM The Oklahoma Kid

A cowboy sets out to avenge his father's lynching. (1939, 80 min.)

11:30 AM Brother Orchid

After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery. (1940, 88 min.)

01:15 PM City for Conquest

A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother's education. (1940, 104 min.)

04:45 PM Drango

A Union officer faces hostility when he's sent to rebuild a ruined southern town. (1957, 93 min.)

06:30 PM Saddle The Wind

A rancher with a questionable past tries to stop his outlaw brother. (1958, 84 min.)

08:00 PM A Double Life

An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character's jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage. (1947, 105 min.)

Genres: Crime, Film Noir

Cast: Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, Edmond O'Brien, Shelley Winters, Ray Collins, Philip Loeb, Millard Mitchell, Joe Sawyer, Charles La Torre, Whit Bissell, John Drew Colt, Peter Thompson, Elizabeth Dunne, Alan Edmiston, Art Smith, Sid Tomack, Wilton Graff, Harlan Briggs, Claire Carleton, Betsy Blair, ... Janet Warren, Marjory Woodworth, Guy Bates Post, Fay Kanin, David Bond, Arthur Gould-Porter, Leslie Denison, Frederic Worlock, Virginia Patton, Boyd Irwin, Thayer Roberts, Percival Vivian, Elliott Reid, Mary Young, Georgia Caine, Curt Conway, Russ Conway, Reginald Billado, Robert E. Keane, Paddy Chayefsky, Kay Lavelle, Sarah Selby, Alexander Clark, Harry Bannister, Edward Wragge, Joann Dolan, Joyce Mathews, Harry Oldridge, Nick Dennis, Barry Macollum, Frank Richards, Janet Mason, Augusta Roeland, Angela Clarke, Fernanda Eliscu, Joe Bernard, Charles Jordan, Walter McGrail, Jamesson Shade, Harry Hays Morgan, George Sherwood, Cedric Stevens, Bruce Riley, Wayne Treadway, Don McGill, Carl Milletaire, Hal Melone, William Norton Bailey, Elmo Lincoln, John Derek, Phil MacKenzie, Buddy Roosevelt, Howard Mitchell, Pete Sosso, Watson Downs, Albert Pollet, Countess Elektra Rozanska, Mary Worth, John Morgan, Michael Stokey, Thomas Everett Powers, Leander De Cordova, George Douglas, Maude Fealy, Yvette Reynard, Katharine Marlowe, Clare Alden, Doretta Johnson, Diane Lee Stewart, James F. Cade, Jerry Salvail, Beatrice Gray, Laura Kasley Brooks, George Manning, Fred Hoose, Joey Ray, Nina Gilbert, Hazel Keener, Ethyl May Halls, John Valentine, James Linn, Michael Stark

10:00 PM Random Harvest

A woman's happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia. (1942, 126 min.)

12:15 AM The Talk Of The Town

An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher. (1942, 117 min.)

02:30 AM The Late George Apley

Young love rocks a staid Boston family. (1947, 97 min.)

04:15 AM The Story of Mankind

Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity. (1957, 100 min.)


06:00 AM Three Sailors and a Girl

Three sailors on leave back a Broadway hit. (1953, 95 min.)

07:45 AM On the Town

Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City. (1949, 98 min.)

09:30 AM Shipmates Forever

An admiral's son gives up the Navy for a career as a song-and-dance man. (1935, 109 min.)

11:30 AM Born to Dance

A sailor on leave helps a young dancer make it to the top on Broadway. (1936, 106 min.)

01:30 PM Follow the Fleet

Two sailors on leave romance a dance-hall hostess and her prim sister. (1936, 110 min.)

08:00 PM Marnie

A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind. (1964, 130 min.)

10:30 PM Torn Curtain

A U.S. scientist pretends to defect to follow his mentor behind the Iron Curtain. (1966, 128 min.)

01:00 AM Topaz

A French agent is sent to Cuba to spy for the CIA. (1969, 126 min.)

03:30 AM Frenzy

When a temperamental man's ex-wife falls victim to a serial killer, he becomes the number one suspect. (1972, 116 min.)

05:30 AM Family Plot

A phony psychic takes on a pair of kidnappers. (1976, 120 min.)


10:30 AM A Close Call for Boston Blackie

A reformed thief fights to clear himself of murder charges. (1946, 60 min.)

12:00 PM Seven Days in May

An American military officer discovers his superiors are planning a military coup. (1964, 118 min.)

02:15 PM Twelve O'Clock High

The head of a World War II bomber squadron cracks under the pressure. (1949, 132 min.)

04:45 PM Bad Day at Black Rock

A one-armed veteran uncovers small-town secrets when he tries to visit an Asian-American war hero's family. (1955, 81 min.)

06:15 PM Them!

Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants. (1954, 92 min.)

08:00 PM Some Like It Hot

Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band. (1959, 122 min.)

10:15 PM Trapeze

An aging trapeze star and his protegee fall for the same woman. (1956, 106 min.)

12:15 AM The Defiant Ones

Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other. (1958, 96 min.)

02:00 AM The Hidden

An alien parasite drives those that it infects to commit violent crimes. (1987, 97 min.)

03:45 AM Deadly Friend

A boy tries to save his friend by implanting robotic microchips in her brain. (1986, 90 min.)


08:15 AM Double Wedding

A dress designer tries to break her sister's engagement to a free-living artist, only to discover the man is falling for her instead. (1937, 87 min.)

10:00 AM Born to Kill

A murderer marries a young innocent then goes after her more experienced sister. (1947, 92 min.)

12:00 PM A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father. (1945, 129 min.)

10:30 PM The Fan

A happy marriage is placed at risk when the husband starts spending his afternoons with a social climbing adventuress. (1949, 79 min.)


09:15 AM The Bad and the Beautiful

An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top. (1952, 118 min.)

02:15 PM The Barefoot Contessa

A Spanish dancer becomes an international star but still longs to get her feet in the dirt. (1954, 130 min.)

06:30 PM F for Fake

Director Orson Welles examines the career of a notorious art forger. (1973, 89 min.)

09:30 PM Reds

American activist John Reed travels to Russia to witness the revolution and its aftermath. (1981, 195 min.)

02:30 AM Manhattan Murder Mystery

A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead. (1993, 108 min.)


07:30 AM Clash by Night

An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend. (1952, 105 min.)

09:30 AM The Asphalt Jungle

A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist. (1950, 112 min.)

11:30 AM Some Like It Hot

Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band. (1959, 122 min.)

08:00 PM The Seven Year Itch

A married man whose wife is on vacation falls for the blonde bombshell upstairs. (1955, 104 min.)

10:00 PM Niagara

Honeymooners get mixed up with an obsessive husband and his cheating wife. (1953, 89 min.)

12:00 AM River of No Return

A frontier farmer takes off with his son and a saloon singer after the man who stole his rifle and his horse. (1954, 91 min.)

02:00 AM How to Marry a Millionaire

Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands. (1953, 96 min.)