Turner Classic Movies shines the spotlight on Welsh-born actress Peggy Cummins tonight, Saturday September 28th, with three of her best-known films. At 7 p.m. Central Time, the triple feature leads off with1947's crime classic "Gun Crazy," directed by Joseph L.Lewis, cast Cummins as Laurie Starr, "The Lethal Blonde" who embarks on a crime spree with her boyfriend, played by John Dahl, in a variation on the tale of Bonnie and Clyde. It was remade with Drew Barrymore in the '90s, but the less said about that one, the better.
At 8:45, Cummins co-stars as Lucy in 1957's "Hell Drivers" opposite Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, and a young Sean Connery. The film was directed by American ex-pat (and onetime protégé of Orson Welles) Cy Endfield, who directed a couple of excellent examples of film noir as social commentary, The Underworld Story and The Sound of Fury (a/k/a "Try and Get Me!"), before fleeing to England one step ahead of the Hollywood Blacklist.
The Peggy Cummins tripleheader winds up at 10:45 p.m. with Jacques Tourneur's "Curse of the Demon," also from 1957, a classic creepshow from the director of "The Cat People." Dana Andrews co-stars as a paranormal researcher out to expose an evil cult leader (Niall MacGinnis).