This Week on TCM – November 7-13

Monday, November 7 — Battle of the Blondes

Veronica Lake
8:00 p.m. This Gun for Hire & 9:30 p.m. The Blue Dahlia
Lake and her frequent co-star Alan Ladd had quite the chemistry going and these two films are among the best of both of their careers. In both, Ladd plays a man on the run and Lake his ally against betrayal, bad guys and/or the cops.

Lana Turner
11:15 p.m. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Turner is at her most seductive and mercurial as a woman who conspires with her lover (John Garfield) to murder her husband. Though this movie is considered by many to be a film noir, I think the photography is too bright and low-contrast for it to really be considered a true noir. That doesn’t make it any less entertaining though.

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