Attending an overcrowded high school with split sessions, I did not have to be in class until 12:30 p.m., so for me it was also late night television. The choices back in the 60's, on the many channels that showed late night movies, was a luxury missing from today's television. I share the concern regarding the availability of these films today.
Both American and British noir was available back then, even though I was too young to realize just what it was that I was watching... I was hooked.
This opinion is still a major roadblock when trying to get people, primarily young people, to go back and visit these films.I hate when people say B&W = boring
Little did we know back then, but these channels were a treasure chest of b-movie treats.B&W films as content filler usually after 10PM, WNEW5,WOR9,WPIX11
As for the mention of Zackerley, probably the most ghoulish host ever, and the others, I would like to add Elvira - Mistress of the Dark to that list (although, a little later).
Too many titles to pick just one that really caught my eye. Bogart generated the strongest interest, but the collective appeal of the films won me over.