Celebrity Chef and TCM Guest Programmer Alton Brown joins Robert Osborne for this introduction and commentary on Michaelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up, 1966.
A band of small-time crooks accidentally steals the mob's money in Don Siegel's action-filled Charley Varrick (1973) starring Walter Matthau.
Scenes in a Compton, California park appear not to be staged at all in the opening sequence of director Jamaa Fanaka's Emma Mae, 1976.
A marching band passes by as Con (George Sewell) and Peter (Tony Beckley) interrupt Carter (Michael Caine) in his tryst with Edna (Rosemarie Dunham) in Mike Hodges' Get Carter, 1971.
Chinese villagers hire a team of karate fighters to rid their home of a gangster in Kill A Dragon (1967) starring Jack Palance.
The opening of Machine Gun McCain, 1970, features a New York mob commission led by Don Francesco (Gabriele Ferzetti) authorizing a San Francisco capo Charlie Adamo (Peter Falk) to execute a hit.
Five Oscars including Best Picture went to The French Connection (1971) based on the true story of New York narcotics detective Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman).
The King of Rock 'n' Roll prepares himself for one of his biggest Vegas shows ever in Elvis--That's The Way It Is (1970).
Antonio Carlos Jobim joins Frank Sinatra for this performance of Jobim's The Girl from Ipanema, from the 1967 TV Special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim.
Actors Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk remember working with director John Cassavetes on A Woman Under The Influence (1974) in the TCM original documentary, Edge of Outside (premieres 7/5 at 8 & 11:30 pm ET).
A blind white girl (ELizabeth Hartman) falls in love with a black man (Sidney Poitier) in A Patch of Blue (1965).
Brad Pitt stars in Robert Redford's film version of the novel about two preacher's sons growing up in rural Montana.
Alfie (Michael Caine) drops in on his bird Gilda (Julia Foster), checks the calendar, offers career advice then narrates a demonstration in Alfie, 1966.
Anthony Quinn plays Barabbas (1962), the thief given freedom while Jesus was crucified.
In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a demanding mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), directed by Woody Allen.
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