May 23–May 31


TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH (May 23, 5:30 pm): Gregory Peck shows great versatility in this film as a merciless brigadier general demanding Air Force bombers continue more dangerous missions to hit German targets during World War II. Peck pushes them beyond their limits and shows no mercy, removing the unit's commanding officer when he speaks up for his men. Peck's character evolves as the unit suffers heavy casualties, but never becomes warm and fuzzy. The film is one of the finest examples of the psychological impact of war, particularly on those in leadership positions, with Peck giving a standout and memorable performance.

TO SIR, WITH LOVE (May 27, 3:15 pm): A 1967 JD film with Sidney Portier teaching at a poor predominantly white high school on the East End of London to make ends meet. Portier has to deal with racism as well as try to reach kids who are doomed to lives of poverty, violence and misery. It's a bit unrealistic with Portier impacting the lives of nearly every kid, teaching them about respect, and being honorable. But Portier is wonderful and many of the kids, who are virtual unknowns, put in solid performances. The title song is a classic, sung by Lulu, who plays one of the students. 


GRAND ILLUSION (May 24, 3:00 am): This is a “Must See” in every sense of the word. Jean Renoir directed this classic about three French prisoners in a German POW camp and their relationship with the Commandant. Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, and Marcel Dalio (remember him as the croupier in Casablanca?) are the prisoners and Erich Von Stroheim is the Commandant. It was the first foreign film to be nominated for an Oscar, but more importantly, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels banned any showings during World War II. That alone should ensure it immortal status.

PATTON (May 25, 10:15 pm): George C. Scott was never better in this biopic of World War II’s most iconic general, and the Academy knew it as well, awarding him the Best Actor Oscar for his efforts (which he refused). It’s a good, old-fashioned epic. We knew who the Good Guys were and who the Bad Guys were, and never the twain did meet. There are historical inaccuracies galore, but this is Hollywood. If it’s a case of legend versus fact, print the legend. Karl Malden is excellent as General Omar Bradley, and Michael Bates makes for a feisty Montgomery, with whom Patton was always in competition. Does it tell us much about the inner Patton? Not really, but just go along for the ride. You won’t be disappointed.

WE DISAGREE ON ... FURY (May 30, 10:30 pm)

ED: B. This film, Fritz Lang’s first in America, is an excellent drama of lynch mob and mob rule in a small American town, with Spencer Tracy as their innocent victim. I love Lang’s cynicism, especially the scenes of women gossiping, and then a quick cut to chickens clucking in a barnyard, or close-up of people joyfully holding their babies up for a better view of Tracy as the courthouse burns out of control. But this is a film that would have served us better if it were made in the Pre-Code era, and at an MGM where Irving Thalberg was in control. In the final scenes, where Tracy somehow comes to his senses, admits to conspiring for the deaths of his torturers, and the reconciliation between Tracy and Sylvia Sidney, with Tracy embracing the American Dream, not only went against the grain of the picture, but were said to have been forced on the film by MGM and Louis Mayer, who hated the idea of the film and Lang as well. Also cut were scenes of African-Americans listening to a radio speech by the movie’s district attorney condemning lynching, and another where an African-American laundress is singing a song of freedom while hanging out the wash. The interference by MGM is what lowers the grade for me as it compromises the integrity of the film and Lang’s vision, for Lang had the unusual ability to understand and display the darker parts of the human spirit.

 Fritz Lang's first American film after leaving Nazi Germany is one of his finest. Fury is a gritty, cynical film about mob-rule mentality. It looks like it's from Warner Brothers, but it's an MGM production. It was made in 1936, but remains fresh nearly 80 years later. It's Spencer Tracy's first great role, and among four films in 1936 in which he starred. RiffraffSan Francisco and Libeled Lady were the other three. For many actors, that would be an excellent cinematic career. For Tracy, it was a single year. In Fury, Tracy is a "Typical Joe" – he's even named Joe Wilson – who's operating a gas station and saving money so he can be reunited with his fiancée, Katherine Grant (Sylvia Sidney), and be married. On his way to see her, Joe is stopped in a small town and through circumstantial evidence is arrested for kidnapping a young girl. Lang does a perfect job of showing step by step the way gossip escalates into an angry, violent mob. The visuals are outstanding. Tracy, who is innocent, is taken to the local jail. The tension outside among the town's residents mounts to the point that a mob overwhelms local law enforcement, burns the building down and presumably kills Joe. We find out later that Joe miraculously escaped and isn't dead. With the help of his brothers, he is making those who tried to kill him pay for his "murder." The range shown by Tracy – going from a happy-go-lucky guy to a dark, angry, bitter man seeking revenge – is outstanding, and one of his finest performances. As for the scripted ending, I'm fine with it though I will concede it gets a little preachy. After an impassioned plea from Katherine, Joe realizes he's wrong and goes to the courthouse to stop the convictions of the 22 people charged with his murder. In his speech, Joe said he used to be proud of his country, but his ideals died in that fire. As Ed mentioned, there is some disappointment that a few of the scenes Lang filmed didn't make it into the finished product. But what we have is an exciting and insightful film that does a splendid job of showing the dark side of humanity – first with the mob and then with Joe. 

Schedule Subject to Change (All Times Eastern)

May 23

6:00 am – THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO (MGM, 1944): Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker. Tracy stars as Gen. Jimmy Doolittle in this story of his famous raid over Tokyo. A-

8:30 am – DESTINATION TOKYO (WB, 1943): Cary Grant, John Garfield. A U.S. submarine crew takes an assignment into Tokyo Bay to gather information for the first air raid over Tokyo. B+

10:45 am – AIR FORCE (WB, 1943): John Garfield, Harry Carey. An Air Force bomber and crew arrive in Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack and are sent to Manila to help with defending the Philippines. A-

1:00 pm – CAPTAINS OF THE CLOUDS (WB, 1942): James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, & Brenda Marshall. Bush pilot Cagney joins the Canadian RAF, but must prove himself when he goes to war. C

3:00 pm – DIVE BOMBER (WB, 1941): Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray. Entertaining hokum about a dedicated doctor trying to find a way to stop pilots from blacking out. B

5:30 pm – TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH (Fox, 1950): Gregory Peck, Gary Merrill, & Dean Jagger. The leader of a World War II bomber squadron cracks under the pressure. A+

8:00 pm – FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Allied Artists, 1956): Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire. When Southern troops pass through Indiana, a Quaker family finds its pacifist principles are tested. C+

10:00 pm – GLORY (Tri-Star, 1989): Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, & Denzel Washington. Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company in the Civil War. A+

12:45 am – THE HORSE SOLDIERS (UA, 1959): John Wayne, William Holden. A Union cavalry officer leads his men on a vital mission behind Confederate lines. B

3:00 am – WESTBOUND (WB, 1959): Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo & Andrew Duggan. A Civil War veteran fights to protect a gold shipment from a bitter Confederate officer. B

4:30 am – THE COWARD (Triangle Film, 1915): Frank Keenan, Charles Ray. A Confederate deserter stumbles on the chance to redeem himself. Silent. C

May 24

6:00 am – SAHARA (Columbia, 1943): Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carroll Naish. Bogart and his tank crew pick up eight soldiers plus an Italian prisoner trying to find their way to their lines. B+

8:00 am – ACROSS THE PACIFIC (WB, 1942): Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, & Sidney Greenstreet. Humphrey Bogart is a U.S. spy who thwarts a plan to blow up the Panama Canal. A-

9:00 am – ACTION IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC (WB, 1943): H umphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey. A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II. A-

12:00 am – THE STORY OF G. I. JOE (UA, 1945): Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum. War correspondent Ernie Pyle travels with the troops through North Africa and Italy. B

2:00 pm – BATAAN (MGM, 1943): Robert Taylor, Lloyd Nolan. Thirteen soldiers must hold a bridge against the advancing Japanese. B+

4:00 pm – A WALK IN THE SUN (20th Century Fox, 1946): Dana Andrews, Richard Conte. An American platoon has orders to capture an Italian farmhouse. A

6:00 pm – THE STEEL HELMET (Lippert, 1951): Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie. American trapped behind North Korean lines must fight their way back. Directed by Samuel Fuller. A

8:00 pm – MEN IN WAR (U.A., 1957): Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, and Vic Morrow. A platoon leader, a sergeant and a shell-shocked colonel try to regroup in Korea. Great cast. B

10:00 pm – M*A*S*H (20th Century fox, 1970): Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould. The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor to relieve the stress of the battlefield. C+

12:15 am – THE BIG PARADE (MGM, 1925): John Gilbert, Renee Adoree. King Vidor’s powerful film on the horrors of World War I made John Gilbert a major star. A+

3:00 am – GRAND ILLUSION (Rialto, 1937): Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, & Erich Von Strohein. French POWs fight to escape German captors during World War I. A++

5:00 am – FLYING LEATHERNECKS (RKO, 1951): John Wayne, Robert Ryan. World War II Marine officer Wayne drives his men hard during the battle for Guadalcanal.  Directed by Nicholas Ray. B

May 25

6:45 am – THE GREEN BERETS (WB, 1967): John Wayne, David Janssen. Wayne co-directed this story of the training and deployment of the elite unit in Vietnam. C-

9:15 am – THE SAND PEBBLES (Fox, 1966): Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough. A naval engineer stationed in 1926 China defies local authorities to rescue a group of missionaries. B+

12:30 pm – FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (Columbia, 1953): Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, & Montgomery Clift. Enlisted men in 1941 Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of war. C+

2:45 pm – THE DIRTY DOZEN (MGM, 1967): Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, & Charles Bronson. A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines. A-

5:30 pm – KELLY’S HEROES (MGM, 1970): Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland. American soldiers plan a bank heist behind German lines during World War II. Based on an actual incident. B

8:00 pm – BATTLEGROUND (MGM, 1948): Van Johnson, James Whitmore, & Ricardo Montalban. William Wellman directed this excellent film about The Battle of the Bulge. A

10:15 pm – PATTON (Fox, 1970): George C. Scott, Karl Malden. Scott won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the acerbic military genius. A+

1:15 am – BATTLE OF THE BULGE (WB, 1965): Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Robert Shaw, & Charles Bronson. Fictionalized account of one of the epic battles of World War 2. Filmed in Spain. C

4:15 am – THE TANKS ARE COMING (WB, 1951): Steve Cochran, Philip Carey. An American tank crew fights its way into Germany in World War II. B 

May 26

6:15 am – GOD’S GIFT TO WOMEN (WB, 1931): Frank Fay, Laura La Plante, & Joan Blondell. A modern-day Don Juan tries to go straight for love of an American woman. A-

7:45 am – NIGHT NURSE (WB, 1931): Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, & Clark Gable. Stanwyck is a nurse who discovers the children she’s caring for are being slowly killed to gain control over their trust fund. A+

9:00 am  – THE GO GETTER (WB, 1937): George Brent, Anita Louise. Busby Berkeley directed this hokey tale of a one-legged Navy veteran’s fight for success. C

10:45 am  – NOTHING SACRED (U.A., 1937): Frederic March, Carole Lombard. When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, a newspaperman turns her into a national heroine. A

12:15 pm – BABES IN ARMS (MGM, 1939): Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney. A group of second-generation entertainers puts on s show to help launch their careers. B

3:30 pm – BELLE OF THE YUKON (RKO, 1944): Randolph Scott, Gypsy Rose Lee. Saloon entertainers get mixed up with a bank robbery. C+

6:15 pm – LULLABY OF BROADWAY (WB, 1951): Doris Day, Gene Nelson. A star’s former servants try to keep her daughter from learning of her fate. C+

8:00 pm – THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (UA, 1934): Robert Donat, Louis Calhern. It’s a first-rate version of the Dumas tale about a escapee that pursues those who unjustly imprisoned him. A

10:00 pm – THE CRIMSON PIRATE (WB, 1952): Burt Lancaster, Eva Bartok. Pirate Lancaster gets caught up in a Caribbean revolution. B+

12:00 am – PAPILLON (Allied Artists, 1973): Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman. Two prisoners on Devil’s Island devote all their time to planning their escape. A

2:45 am – THE BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (U.A., 1962): Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden. Lancaster stars in the true story of Robert Stroud, who became an expert on birds while serving a life sentence. A+

5:15 am – DEVIL’S ISLAND (WB, 1939): Boris Karloff, Nedda Harrington. A surgeon unjustly sent to Devil's Island fights to survive harsh treatment. B

May 27

6:15 am – LITTLE MEN (RKO, 1941): Kay Francis, Jack Oakie. A con artist tries to save the boarding school where his son has found a home. C

7:45 am – KNUTE ROCKNE – ALL-AMERICAN (WB, 1940): Pat O’Brien, Gale Page, & Ronald Reagan. O’Brien shines as the legendary Notre Dame football coach. Reagan became famous playing George Gipp. A-

9:30 am – THE CORN IS GREEN (WB, 1945): Bette Davis, John Dall. Davis is a dedicated teacher in a Welsh mining town who makes great sacrifices to send the town’s ablest pupil to Oxford. A-

11:30 am – THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (MGM, 1955): Glenn Ford, Anne Francis. Ford is a teacher who must face the problems of juvenile delinquency in his high school. A

1:15 pm – THE MIRACLE WORKER (UA, 1962): Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke. The true story of Annie Sullivan, the determined teacher who helped Helen Keller overcome deafness and blindness to communicate. A+

3:15 pm – TO SIR, WITH LOVE (Columbia, 1967): Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson. New teacher Poitier must face the challenge of getting through to his students in a slum area London school. A-

5:15 pm – GOODBYE MR. CHIPS (MGM, 1969): Peter O’Toole, Petula Clark. A musical remake of the 1939 classic with O’Toole as Mr. Chips and Petula Clark as his wife, now cast as a singer. D+

8:00 pm – THE STAR (Fox, 1952): Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden. Bette is a bankrupt Hollywood queen still living in the past and headed for financial ruin until Hayden bails her out. It’s wonderfully trashy. C

9:45 pm – SO BIG (WB, 1953): Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden. A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son. B

11:45 pm – THE LONG GOODBYE (UA, 1973): Elliot Gould, Nina Van Pallandt. Detective Phillip Marlowe investigates shady characters involved in a long-lost friend's murder. C+

3:30 am – DR. STRANGELOVE (Columbia, 1963): Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, & Sterling Hayden. Mentally unstable General Jack D. Ripper launches a nuclear strike to stop Russia from fluoridating our water. A+

May 28

6:00 am – DANCE HALL (RKO, 1929): Olive Borden, Arthur Lake. An award winning dance team temporarily split when Borden falls for a playboy aviator. C

7:15 am – STREET GIRL (RKO, 1929): Betty Compson, John Harron. A girl from the wrong side of the tracks finds a new life managing a jazz band. C

9:00 am – THE RUNAWAY BRIDE (RKO, 1930): Mary Astor, Lloyd Hughes. A criminal gang tries to find the jewels their dying leader stashed in a woman’s handbag. B-

10:15 am – SMILIN’ THROUGH (MGM, 1932):  Norma Shearer, Frederic March. Shearer is a young woman in turn-of-the-century England who falls for the son (March) of an old family enemy. B

12:00 pm – WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? (RKO, 1932): Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman. A dipso director whose career is fading (Sherman) helps a waitress (Bennett) achieve stardom. B-

1:45 pm – PROFESSIONAL SWEETHEART (RKO, 1933): Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, & ZaSu Pitts. A radio star’s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed. C

3:15 pm – THE LIFE OF VERGIE WINTERS (RKO, 1934): Ann Harding, John Boles. A politician marries while maintaining a second, illegitimate family on the side. B-

4:45 pm – ALICE ADAMS (RKO, 1935): Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray.  A small town woman with grand social ambition meets an upper class man and suddenly finds her family embarrassing. A-

6:30 pm – ROMANCE IN MANHATTAN (RKO, 1935): Francis Lederer, Ginger Rogers. A New York chorus girl helps an illegal immigrant build a new life in the big city. B+

8:00 pm – BERKELEY SQUARE (Fox, 1933): Leslie Howard, Heather Angel. Young American Howard travels in time back to 1782 London, living a completely different life. A-

9:45 pm – TIME AFTER TIME (Orion, 1979): Malcolm McDowell, David Warner. When Jack the Ripper steals his time machine, author H.G. Wells travels to modern-day San Francisco to track him down. A

11:45 am – LA JETEE (Argos Films, 1962): Jean Negroni, Helene Chatelain, & Davos Hanich. A short about a man, a slave, sent back and forth in time, to find a solution to the world’s fate. B+

12:30 am – DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS (Amicus, 1966): Peter Cushing, Roy Castle. The doctor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks. B

2:15 am – THE TIME MACHINE (MGM, 1960): Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux. George Pal’s adaptation of H.G. Wells’s dystopia set in the year 802,701 with humans divided into peaceful Eloi and cannibalistic Morlocks. B+

4:15 am – WORLD WITHOUT END (Allied Artists, 1956): Hugh Marlowe, Rod Taylor. Returning astronauts encounter a time warp and end up on a future Earth populated by mutants. B

May 29

6:00 am – THE CASE OF THE LUCKY LEGS (WB, 1935): Warren William, Genevieve Tobin. Perry Mason investigates the murder of a crooked beauty contest promoter. C+

7:30 am – MISS PACIFIC FLEET (WB, 1935): Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell. Two stranded showgirls enter a beauty contest to win the fare back home. C+

8:45 am – PAGE MISS GLORY (WB, 1935): Marion Davies, Pat O’Brien, When a con-man’s composite photo wins a beauty contest, the photographer must scramble to find the real thing. B-

10:30 am – MEET THE MISSUS (RKO, 1937): Victor Moore, Helen Broderick. A woman's mania for entering contests leads her family on a madcap trip to Atlantic City. C

1:45 pm – FAST AND FURIOUS (MGM, 1939): Franchot Tone, Ann Sothern. Married book dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get involved with murder during a beauty pageant. B

3:00 pm – BLACKMAIL (MGM, 1939): Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Hussey. A man in prison on false charges escapes to save his family from a blackmailer. B-

6:00 pm – TENDER COMRADE (RKO, 1944): Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan. A group of women war workers pool their resources to rent a house and share expenses. Directed by Edward Dmytryk. B

8:00 pm – THE THIRD MAN (London Film Productions, 1949): Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, & Valli. A man's investigation of a friend's death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna. A++

10:00 pm – TOMORROW IS FOREVER (RKO, 1946): Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles. A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to discover his wife has remarried. B+

12:00 am – THE V.I.P.S (MGM, 1963): Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor. Wealthy passengers fogged in at London’s Heathrow Airport struggle with a variety of personal trials. C

2:15 am – A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (Columbia, 1966): Paul Schofield, Robert Shaw. Schofield stars in this classic about martyrdom of St. Thomas More, who opposed the multiple marriages of Henry VIII. A++

4:30 am – ACT OF VIOLENCE (MGM, 1949): Robert Ryan, Van Heflin.  An embittered vet (Ryan) searches for the POW (Van Heflin) who informed on him to the Nazis. C+

May 30

6:00 am – TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY (MGM, 1946): Judy Garland, Robert Walker. Walker stars in the true story of composer Jerome Kern’s rise to the top, both on Broadway and in Hollywood. B+

8:30 am – THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES (UA, 1936): Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, & Ernest Thesiger. An ordinary man discovers he ca make anything happen just by saying it. A

10:00 am – BATMAN: EMBERS OF EVIL (Columbia, 1943): Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft. Batman takes on Japanese saboteurs in this 15-chapter serial. C+

10:30 am – THE LION HUNTERS (Monogram, 1951): Johnny Sheffield, Ann Todd. Bomba must save sacred lions from despicable hunters. As with all Monogram flicks, a must see. D

12:00 pm – ANOTHER THIN MAN (MGM, 1939): William Powell, Myrna Loy. Nothing can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate. A-

2:00 pm – A PLACE IN THE SUN (Paramount, 1951): Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters, & Elizabeth Taylor. A filmed version of Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy directed by George Stevens. B+

4:15 pm – BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (MGM, 1954): Spencer Tracy, Lee Marvin & Robert Ryan. A one-armed veteran uncovers secrets when he tries to visit a Japanese-American war hero's family. A

5:45 pm – MISTER ROBERTS (WB, 1955): Henry Fonda, James Cagney, & Jack Lemmon. An officer aboard a supply ship tries to transfer to a fighting ship. B+

8:00 pm – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Universal-International, 1963): Gregory Peck, John Megna. Harper Lee’s award winning novel of a young girl growing up in segregated Alabama. A+

10:30 pm – FURY (MGM, 1936): Spencer Tracy, Sylvia Sidney. When a prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder. Ratings: See above.

12:15 am – INTRUDER IN THE DUST (MGM, 1950):  David Brian, Claude Jarman, Jr. Thoughtful but fundamentally flawed adaptation of the Faulkner novel about race relations in the South. B

2:00 am – NOTHING LASTS FOREVER (MGM/UA, 1984): Zach Galligan, Apollonia Van Ravenstein. A displaced artist falls in with a group of social outcasts who actually rule the world. C+

3:30 am – THE ICE PIRATES (MGM, 1984): Robert Urich, Mary Crosby. Two space pirates are recruited to help a princess find her father in a future where water is the most valuable substance. C-

May 31

6:00 am – BUTTERFIELD 8 (MGM, 1960): Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey. This bad movie is about call girl Taylor’s affair with a married man. It’s hard to believe that Liz got the Oscar for this. D-

8:00 am – BRIGADOON (MGM, 1954): Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, & Cyd Charisse. Two American hunters in Scotland discover a village that materializes only once every century. A

10:00 am – THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING (Columbia, 1953): Ethel Waters, Julie Harris. When her brother marries, a 12-year-old girl faces the awkward pains of adolescence. A-

12:00 pm – TOP HAT (RKO, 1935): Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers. Quintessential with a great Irving Berlin score highlighted by Fred and Ginger’s dancing to “Cheek to Cheek” It’s one for the ages. A+

2:00 pm – THE BAD SEED (WB, 1956): Eileen Heckart, Patty McCormack & Jesse White. A woman suspects her perfect little girl may in fact be a killer. B+

4:15 pm – THE CAREY TREATMENT (MGM, 1972): James Coburn, Jennifer O’Neill. A doctor uncovers a hotbed of corruption when he tries to clear a co-worker of murder. C+

6:15 pm – MYSTERY STREET (MGM, 1950): Ricardo Montalban, Bruce Bennett. A small town detective and a Harvard professor team to solve a case with nothing more than the victim’s bones to go on. A-

8:00 pm – THE COWBOYS (WB, 1972): John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne. When his crew quits, a veteran cattleman trains schoolboys for the big drive. A-

10:30 pm – NORTH TO ALASKA (WB, 1951): John Wayne, Stewart Granger. It ‘s a fast-moving comedy-adventure of two prospectors fighting off both con men and women after their claim. B

12:45 am – MR. WU (MGM, 1927): Lon Chaney, Renee Adoree. A Chinese patriarch goes mad when his daughter falls for an Englishman. Silent. C

2:45 am – GINZA COSMETICS (Shintoho, 1951): Kinuyo Tanaka, Ranko Hanai. A few days in the life of a middle-aged geisha, struggling to bring up her child alone and facing financial and societal pressures. A-

4:15 am – WIFE (Toho, 1953): Mieko Takamine, Ken Uehara. When a wife finds her husband is not making the money she wants, she rebels. A-

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