This time around we go from a 1952 perfect crime movie, Phil Karlson's Kansas City Confidential (which you can view here for free) starring John Payne, Preston Foster and Lee Van Cleef to 1965 biowarfare paranoia with John Sturges' The Satan Bug starring George Maharis and Anne Francis.
Two films noir recommended by none other than Martin Scorsese. Firstly we have the docudrama from 1955 - The Phenix City Story starring John Ireland and Richard Kiley, then a minimalist noir involving an idiosyncratic hitman, Murder By Contract starring Vince Edwards, Herschel Bernardi and Phillip Pine.
Two Godfrey Campbridge movies from 1970 this time. First, the race satire Watermelon Man also starring Estelle Parsons, then the adaptation of Chester Himes' crime novel Cotton Comes To Harlem starring Cambridge, along with Raymond St Jacques, Calvin Lockhart and Judy Pace.
A while back Liz Trevaskis and I talked about my family's history of violence on ABC Local Radio Northern Territory. This is that chat. Trigger warning.
More Hitchcock for #168 - one of his best movies Notorious from 1946 starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant, then one of his lesser known films, Stage Fright from 1950 starring Jane Wyman and Michael Wilding.
This time around it's time for two movies starring and directed by Jose Ferrer. First 1955's The Shrike also starring June Allyson and The Great Man co-starring Jim Backus, Julie London, Dean Jagger and Keenan Wynn.
For 166 I look at a couple of good crime dramas. 1970's adaptation of John D, MacDonald's Darker Than Amber starring Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall and William Smith, then to 1981 for the neo-noir drama Cutter's Way a.k.a. Cutter and Bone starring Jeff Bridges, William Heard and Lisa Eichhorn.
This time we have two actors in Oscar winning roles. First, Alan Arkin in the 1968 adaptation of Carson McCuller's first novel, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter also starring Sondra Locke, Stacey Keach and Percy Rodriguez, then on to the second movie in Alan J Pakula's paranoia trilogy, the 1971 crime thriller Klute starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. Plus, feedback and a little Bobby Darin.
This time, it's airplane disaster movies starting with 1954's The High And The Mighty starring John Wayne and a DC4 and then the first of the 1970s disaster movie cycle, 1970's Airport starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin and a Boeing 707.
While Sally and I are living la dolce vita in Perth for a couple of weeks, I have recorded this music show during a thunderstorm while ensconced in a high rise hotel in South Perth. We go from Claudine Longet to Scott Walker, Carmen McRae to Tom Jones and Boris Vian to Betty Hutton. Normal programming will resume next time.