This Week on TCM; THE THIRD MAN

Slim pickin's from what I can see--

Friday is the winner with DETOUR (1945) at 1115am-- a must see film noir which still has a solid impact.
SONG OF THE THIN MAN (1947) at 145pm which is one of the weaker of the popular series but still very watchable followed by OUT OF THE PAST (1947) which is a great film noir at 315pm and then wrapping up the afternoon with DOA (1950) at 5pm about a guy who has 24 hours to find his killer.

At 8pm is STAGE DOOR (1937) which is very much like a play that's been filmed with a pretty amazing cast including Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball and Ginger Rogers-- it's melodramatic but it's good too.

Saturday's BOSTON BLACKIE this week is ONE MYSTERIOUS NIGHT (1944)-- and as you know I like these Blackie films.

At noon is a triple feature of episodes of the 1933 serial PERILS OF PAULINE which is a nice way to get a taste of serials and why they were so popular in the 30s and 40s.

The Essentials this week is THE THIRD MAN (1949) which is partially directed by ORSON WELLES and it's this week's MUST SEE PIC PICK.