Friday, February 24, 2017

Turner Classic Movies' Noir Alley

Yesterday Turner Classic Movies announced a new programming franchise called Noir Alley. It is going to be hosted by Eddie Muller, president and founder of the Film Noir Foundation.  Many classic film buffs are probably already familiar with Mr. Muller through his DVD commentaries for movies from Angel Face (1953) to They Live by Night (1948), as well as such books as Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir and Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir.

Noir Alley will air each Sunday at 10:00 AM Eastern/9:00 AM Central, and each week will feature a different film noir. There is also a Noir Alley Facebook page and a Noir Alley Twitter account, both of which will feature exclusive content, including videos from Eddie Muller. There will be live tweeting on March 5 through the Noir Alley Twitter account. TCM fans are encouraged to participate using the hashtag #NoirAlley (of course, if you one of the TCM Partiers, you'll want to use the hashtag #TCMParty as well).

Noir Alley gets off to a flying start on March 5 with the proto-noir classic The Maltese Falcon (1941). It will be followed by the classics Act of Violence (1948) on March 19 and Tension (1949) on March 26. The cult film Detour (1945) airs March 12.

Fans of film noir will definitely want to tune into TCM Sunday mornings.

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