The Turner Movie Channel (TCM, Rogers 48) continues its superb month-long gay and lesbian film festival with a look at Hollywood homophobia filtered through the lens of film noir.
8 pm THE BIG COMBO (1955, dir: Joseph H. Lewis, w/ Cornell Wilde, Lee Van Cleef, and Eal Holliman) Two vicious mob heavies share an unorthodox relationship and an apartment.
10 pm SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1959, dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, w/ Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift) Based on the Tennessee Williams play, this lurid potboiler features gay sex, cannibalism and a lobotomy.
Midnight REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE (1967, dir: John Huston. w/ Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Forster) From the Carson McCullers novel, this minor Huston effort follows a sexually repressed military officer (Brando) obsessed with a soldier prone to riding horses in the buff. Symbolism, no doubt.
2 am GILDA (1946, dir: Charles Vidor, w/ Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready) A gambler (McReady) discovers an old flame (Hayworth) in South America who's married to his new boss and ex-lover (Ford).
4 am THE MALTESE FALCON (1941, dir: John Huston, w/ Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Elisha J. Cook, Jr) Private dick Sam Spade (Bogart) gets caught up with an odd cast of misfits including a dandy (Lorre) and his queer sidekick (Cook) in the murderous search for a priceless statue.