TCM Director Of The Month: Raoul Walsh

TCM – Friday 21 August, from 8.30pm

THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (1940)

Two brothers in the trucking business struggle to make ends meet and find themselves forced to drive long, long hours. When one of the brothers witnesses another truckie fall asleep at the wheel and die in a fiery inferno he leaves his company to work for a friend who’s done well for himself and doesn’t expect the dangerous hours. But his friends wife wants more than just another dutiful employee, leading to a confrontation as explosive as the crash.

COLORADO TERRITORY (1949)

An old outlaw is bust out of prison by his old gang to help them do a job. Deciding it will be his last, he plans on taking his share and disappearing so he can start a real life complete with wife and children. Too late he realises that this last job may be the end of his dream and his life.

FIGHTER SQUADRON (1948)

An insubordinate WW2 fighter pilot clashes with a squadron leader over tactics and techniques in the skies over Europe. Featuring lot’s of historical footage.

MANPOWER (1941)

Hank and Johnny are best friends who work together on a road crew for a power company. When Hank is injured in a freak industrial accident he is promoted to gang foreman causing tension with Johnny and the rest of the gang. When Hank and Johnny clash over a woman (Marlene Dietrich) things come to a head.

THE MEN WHO MADE THE MOVIES: RAOUL WALSH (1973)

Documentary

Director Raoul Walsh recollects his life and career; and tells anecdotes to film students.

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