From hit men to poisonings, murder to madness, and deaths real and figurative, the June offerings on "Reel 13" run a dark gamut of dastardly doings. The series picked up yesterday after pre-emptions for the June Pledge period.
Two stage adaptations are among the mix, including "Gaslight," adapted from PatRick Hamilton's "Angel Street," and "Arsenic and Old Lace," from the play by Joseph Kesselring.
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Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Richard Peña.
The evening concludes with a Short selected by visitors to Reel13.org who vote for their favorite of three shorts every week.
"Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944)
Dir: Frank Capra
A theater critic (Cary Grant) learns his two elderly aunts are serving poisoned elderberry wine to lonely gentlemen callers. With Priscilla Lane and Raymond Massey.
"Jerry and Tom" (1998)
Dir: Saul Rubinek
A sardonic tale of two hit men, with Joe Mantegna and Sam Rockwell.
Dir: George Cukor