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July 23–July 31

DAVID’S BEST BETS:

BELLE DE JOUR (July 23, 12:30 am): Catherine Deneuve as a prostitute already sounds like it's going to be a good film even if the script is mediocre. It turns out the storyline of this 1967 film is excellent, the acting is fantastic and it's all expertly directed by the great Luis Bunuel. Deneuve is a bored and prim French housewife, with a very kinky side even though she's a prude when it comes to her husband. She ends up making some of those fantasies come true when she becomes an afternoon hooker at a brothel. The film blends reality and fantasy leaving the viewer wondering what is real and what isn't. While this can be frustrating in other movies, it somehow enhances this film. It's one of Deneuve's finest performances and is a landmark in mainstream erotic films even though it never shows any explicit sex scenes.

WILD STRAWBERRIES (July 28, 10:00 pm): You can't go wrong with any of the six Ingmar Bergman films TCM is airing on July 28, starting at 8:00 pm. They all come with my highest recommendation. However, if you have to choose one – and really, is there any reason to watch only one? – go with 1957's Wild Strawberries. Bergman isn't light viewing, but the insight into humanity his films provide are worth it. This film is about a 78-year-old professor (Victor Sjostrom) who is traveling across Sweden to receive an honor from the university of which he earned his doctorate. Accompanied by his daughter-in-law (Ingrid Thulin), he picks up young hitchhikers and through nightmares, flashbacks and reflections as well as observing his fellow travelers, he learns about his life. It's so brilliant and moving that the viewer also learns about himself/herself if that person allows it. It's easily one of the 10 greatest films ever made.

ED’S BEST BETS:

THE MUMMY (July 26, 12:15 am): Boris Karloff gives one of his strongest and best-remembered performances as Imhotep, an Egyptian mummy revived after thousands of years. Zita Johann co-stars as his reincarnated love. Billed as “Karloff the Uncanny” in publicity for this film, Boris lives up to the moniker – and then some. Watch for the great scene when archaeologist Bramwell Fletcher reads the magic scroll that brings Karloff back to life and laughs himself insane when Karloff revives and walks away with the scroll. The makeup was years ahead of its time, adding to the eerie atmosphere. It’s one Karloff performance not to be missed.

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (July 31, 2:15 am): No, it’s not the 1942 Ernst Lubitsch original, but the 1983 Mel Brooks remake. And it almost equals the original. Brooks merges the separate roles of Joseph Tura (played by Jack Benny in the original) and bit part player and Hitler imitator Bronski (Tom Dugan) into one Frederic Bronski, but is very careful not to go too far astray, and the changes he does make are excellent. But the real gem in this production is Mel’s wife, Anne Bancroft. As Anna Bronski, she brings to the role the love for her husband and the frustration with his antics. Brooks, like Lubitsch before him, has an excellent supporting cast and makes good use of each. Jose Ferrer makes for a wonderful traitorous Professor Siletski, and Charles Durning almost walks away with the picture as the hilariously inept Gestapo Colonel Erhardt. Usually I wince whenever a remake is mentioned, but this one is funny and well-paced. By the way, look for the tribute to Jack Benny.

WE DISAGREE ON ... LUST FOR LIFE (July 24, 8:00 pm)

ED: A+. When considering a biopic about a person as passionate as Van Gogh, one needs an actor who can be passionate without chewing up the available scenery. And in Kirk Douglas we have that perfect actor. He brilliantly conveys the emotional state of Van Gogh without resorting to stage theatrics or trying to outshine his co-stars. In fact, there are times throughout the film when Anthony Quinn, who won a well-deserved Oscar as Paul Gauguin, outshines Douglas in their scenes together. (More kudos to Douglas for placing the importance of his subject before his ego.) As with any quality production, it is absolutely essential to have a good director and an excellent supporting cast. And Lust for Life has both. Vincente Minnelli has the good sense to stand back and let the story unfold while getting superb performances from a stellar supporting cast, including the underrated James Donald, Henry Daniell, Lionel Jeffries, Niall McGinnis, Laurence Naismith, and the always-dependable Everett Sloane. But in the end it’s up to the star to carry the project, and Douglas does just that with a textured performance for the ages. This is a film I can watch time and time again without feeling bored.

DAVID: C-. You won't get an argument from me that Kirk Douglas is one of cinema's all-time greatest actors and that over the years, Anthony Quinn showed himself to be a fantastic talent who delivered great performances in the right circumstances. While Quinn won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his eight-minute performance in this 122-minute film and Douglas was his excellent self, this movie about Vincent Van Gogh, an interesting and intense figure in the history of art, does very little for me. I don't enjoy the story, how it's told, the pacing of the film or most anything else even though I recognize the strength of the acting. It's that strength in this overly melodramatic film that saves it from me giving it a grade lower than a C-. Not that it has much to do with this film, but while Van Gogh's life was fascinating, his art is highly overrated.

Schedule Subject to Change (All Times Eastern)

July 23

8:30 am – HOLLYWOOD HOTEL (WB, 1937): Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, & Lola Lane. Small town singer and sax player Powell wins a talent contest. Listen for the song “Hooray for Hollywood.” B

10:30 am – NAUGHTY BUT NICE (WB, 1939): Ann Sheridan, Dick Powell. A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist. C+

12:15 pm – BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940 (MGM, 1940): Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, & George Murphy. A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous dancer. B-

2:00 pm – LADY BE GOOD (MGM, 1941): Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern, & Robert Young. Married songwriters (Sothern & Young) almost split up while putting on a big show. B-

8:00 pm – BULLITT (WB, 1968): Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset. When his witness is killed Detective Frank Bullitt (McQueen) takes his own steps to solve the case with a great car chase. B+

10:15 pm – THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (WB, 1948): Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt. A classic about three ordinary men and what gold does to ordinary men. A+

12:30 am – BELLE DU JOUR (Allie Artists, 1968): Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel. Deneuve is a bored and frigid housewife who decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. Directed by Luis Bunuel. A+

2:15 am – BLOW-UP (MGM, 1966): David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave. Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic thriller concerns a London fashion photographer who accidentally photographs a murder. A+

4:15 am – LA NOTTE (Lopert, 1962): Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni. A successful writer and his wife face the meaningless of their relationship during a night of wild partying. A-

July 24

6:15 am – THE KISS (MGM, 1929): Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel. A woman’s generosity to an amorous youth leads to tragedy. Silent. A

7:30 am – THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN (MGM, 1929): Norma Shearer, Lewis Stone. A Broadway showgirl goes on trial for killing her lover. B+

9:30 am – WISE GIRLS (MGM, 1929): Elliot Nugent, Norma Lee. A shy plumber gets conned into a marriage scheme. C

11:15 am – STRICTLY UNCONVENTIONAL (MGM, 1930): Catherine Dale Owen, Paul Cavanagh. A woman looks up her philandering mother-in-law for advice on adultery. C

12:15 pm – LOVERS COURAGEOUS (MGM, 1932): Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans. A failed playwright falls in love with an admiral’s daughter. A-

1:45 pm – THE WHITE SISTER (MGM, 1933): Helen Hayes, Clark Gable. A noblewoman becomes a nun when she thinks her lover has been killed during the war. C+

3:45 pm – BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (MGM, 1937): Frank Morgan, Florence Rice. Con men on the Riveria live by their wits. C

5:00 pm – PERSONAL PROPERTY (MGM, 1937): Jean Harlow, Robert Taylor. The bailiff charged with disposing of a financially strapped widow’s estate pretends to be her butler. B-

6:30 pm – STRONGER THAN DESIRE (MGM, 1939): Walter Pidgeon, Virginia Bruce & Ann Dvorak. A lawyer unknowingly defends an innocent woman for a crime actually committed by his wife. C

8:00 pm – LUST FOR LIFE (MGM, 1956): Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn. Douglas is outstanding in this passionate telling of the story of Vincent Van Gogh and his descent into madness. Ratings: See above.

12:00 pm – YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN (WB, 1950): Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, & Doris Day. Young trumpeter Douglas is torn between Bacall and Day. We should all have such problems. B+

2:00 am – OUT OF THE PAST (RKO, 1947): Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer. Noir classic concerning a private eye (Mitchum) who falls under the spell of the murderous dame (Greer) he’s being paid to find. A+

4:00 am – THE HOOK (MGM, 1963): Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker, Jr. Three soldiers in Korea suffer inner torment after they’re ordered to execute an enemy soldier. C+

July 25

6:00 am – THE LAST FLIGHT (WB, 1931): Richard Barthelmess, David Manners, & John Mack Brown. Four disillusioned Army buddies roam about post-World War I Europe. A-

7:30 am – HEROES FOR SALE (WB, 1933): Richard Barthelmess, Loretta Young. This great Pre-code film is about a veteran fighting off drug addiction to make his way in the business world. A

8:45 am – THEY GAVE HIM A GUN (MGM, 1937): Spencer Tracy, Gladys George, & Franchot Tone. With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crimeB+

10:30 am – MARIANNE (MGM, 1929): George Baxter, Lawrence Gray, & Marion Davies. Two American soldiers fall for the same French girl during World War I. A-

12:30 pm – THE SHOPWORN ANGEL: (MGM, 1938): Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart. Showgirl Sullivan gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to the front in World War I. B+

2:00 pm – THE BETTER ‘OLE (WB, 1926): Sydney Chaplin, Doris Hill. Charlie’s older brother stars in this half-silent farce about a soldier and his buddies on the loose in France during World War I. C+

3:45 pm – SHOULDER ARMS (First National, 1918): Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance. Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines. A+

4:30 pm – DOUGHBOYS (MGM, 1930): Buster Keaton, Sally Ellers, & Edward Brophy. A young eccentric joins the army and tries to outwit his temperamental sergeant. D+

8:00 pm – RANDOM HARVEST (MGM, 1942): Ronald Colman, Greer Garson. An amnesiac vet falls for a music hall star only to suffer an accident restoring his original memories but erasing his post-War life. B+

10:15 pm – WATERLOO BRIDGE (MGM, 1940): Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor. A ballerina turns to prostitution when she believes her lover has been killed in World War I. A-

12:15 am – OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR (Paramount, 1969): Ralph Richardson, Meriel Forbes. Richard Attenborough directed this series of vignettes about British involvement in World War I. B

2:45 am – MATA HARI (MGM, 1932): Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, & Lionel Barrymore. Garbo stars as the famous World War I spy. A-

4:30 am – AFTER TONIGHT (RKO, 933): Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland. A female Russian spy falls an Austrian captain during World War I. C

July 26

6:00 am – JULIUS CAESAR (MGM, 1953): James Mason, John Gielgud & Marlon Brando: Excellent filmed adaptation of Shakespeare’s play with an outstanding cast. A+

8:15 am – THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (RKO, 1935): Preston Foster, Basil Rathbone. A blacksmith's rise to wealth and power is jeopardized by his son's conversion and the eruption of Vesuvius. A-

10:45 am – NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE (WB, 1939): Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas. The teenaged sleuth helps two elderly ladies with the “haunting” of their mansion. C+

12:00 pm – VALLEY OF THE DRAGONS (Columbia, 1961): Cesare Danova, Sean McClory. Two warring enemies are swept up by a comet and join to make to bring peace to its inhabitants. C

1:30 pm – THE WINNING TEAM (WB, 1952): Ronald Reagan, Doris Day. Reagan as famed pitcher Grover Alexander. C+

3:15 pm – THE NUN’S STORY (WB, 1959): Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch. Director Fred Zinneman captures the struggle between faith and authority in the life of a nun. A-

8:00 pm – METROPOLIS (Ufa, 1927): Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel. Fritz Lang’s masterpiece about a city of the future threatened when a wealthy corporate leader hires a mad scientist to quell labor problems. Silent. A++

10:45 pm – THE SEVENTH CROSS (MGM, 1944): Spencer Tracy, Hume Cronyn. Tracy leads a group of seven men that escape from a concentration camp and escape to freedom. A-

12:15 am – THE MUMMY (Universal, 1932): Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, & David Manners. The classic horror film starring Karloff as Imhotep, an Egyptian mummy brought back to life to claim his reincarnated love. A+

2:15 am – SPIDER BABY (American General, 1968): Lon Chaney, Jr., Carol Ohmart. Greedy relatives try to repossess the decaying mansion of an inbred Southern family. D-

July 27

6:00 am – THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE (WB, 1936): Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilliand, & Patric Knowles. Two brothers love the same woman at a perilous Indian outpost. B+

8:00 am – FIRE OVER ENGLAND (UA, 1937): Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, & Flora Robson. A British spy infiltrates the Spanish court to thwart their planned invasion of England. A

10:00 am – THE JOURNEY MGM, 1959): Deborah Kerr, Yul Brenner. A Communist officer falls for a married woman trying to escape from Hungary. B

12:15 pm – THE LADYKILLERS (Ealing, 1955): Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers. Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. A

2:00 pm – 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

8:00 pm – CAT PEOPLE (RKO, 1942): Kent Smith, Simone Simon. Val Lewton produced this horror classic about a woman who fears a ancient family curse will turn her into a snarling beast. A

9:30 pm – CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (RKO, 1944): Simone Simon, Kent Smith. Not a sequel to Cat People, but a touching fantasy about a lonely girl who sees the ghost of her father’s first wife. A+

10:45 pm – MARTIN SCORSESE PRESENTS, VAL LEWTON: THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS (Turner, 2007): A look at the life and work of the famed producer. A+

12:15 am – PANDORA’S BOX (Nero-Film AG, 1929): Louise Brooks, Francis Lederer. The rise and inevitable fall of amoral but naive young Lulu and the lust and violence she inspires in those around her. Silent. A+

2:45 am – LA HAINE (Studio Canal Plus, 1995): Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde. A riot explodes on the streets of Paris after police torture a youth in this examination of racial tensions. A

4:30 am – SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (Continental, 1961): Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts. An engrossing drama about a young factory worker and the trouble he brings. A

July 28

6:00 am – CENTRAL PARK (WB, 1932): Joan Blondell, Wallace Ford. Small–town kids looking to make their fortune in New York City get mixed up with gangsters. C-

7:00 am – THE TENDERFOOT (WB, 1932): Joe E. Brown, Ginger Rogers. A naïve cowboy sets out to back a Broadway play. C+

8:15 am – ELMER THE GREAT (WB, 1933): Joe E. Brown, Frank McHugh. Brown is a country hick who hits his way to baseball stardom. C

9:45 am – SON OF A SAILOR (WB, 1933): Joe E. Brown, Jean Muir. A lovesick fool bumbles his way into espioiage and finds a stolen plane. C+

11:00 am – 6-DAY BIKE RIDER (WB, 1934): Joe E. Brown, Maxine Doyle. Young failue Brown tries to impress girlfriend Doyle by entering a bicycle race. C+

12:15 pm – THE CIRCUS CLOWN (WB, 1934): Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis. A young man defies his father’s wishes and joins the circus.

1:30 pm – A VERY HONORABLE GUY (WB, 1934): Joe E. Brown, Alice White. A gambler sells his body to silence to pay his debts. C

2:45 pm – ALIBI IKE (WB, 1935): Joe E. Brown, Olivia deHavilland. Brown is a baseball rookie who gets involved with gamblers and deHavilland. C

4:00 pm – BRIGHT LIGHTS (WB, 1935): Joe E. Brown, Ann Dvorak. Busby Berkeley directed this musical about husband-and-wife vaudeville stars that separate when success goes to his head. C-

5:30 pm – EARTHWORM TRACTORS (WB, 1936): Joe E. Brown, June Travis. To make his girlfriend happy by bringing in more money, salesman Joe E. Brown begins selling caterpillar tractors. C+

6:45 pm – POLO JOE (WB, 1936): Joe E. Brown, Carol Hughes. A young man takes a crash course in playing polo to impress his girlfriend. C

8:00 pm – SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (Svensk Filmindustri, 1955): Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck. An actress schemes to win back her married lover from his still virginal wife. A++

10:00 pm – WILD STRAWBERRIES (Svensk Filmindustri, 1957): Victor Sjostrom, Bibi Andersson. After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor must confront the emptiness of his existence. A++

11:45 pm – THE SEVENTH SEAL (Janus, 1957): Max Von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand. A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess to save himself and his friends. A++

1:30 am – THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (Svensk Filmindustri, 1961): Harriet Anderson, Max Von Sydow. A recently released mental patient becomes obsessed with her younger brother. A+

3:15 am – WINTER LIGHT (Janus, 1962): Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjornstrand. Ingmar Bergman directed this classic about a priest who must cope with his loss of faith. A+

4:45 am – THE SILENCE (Svensk Filmindustri, 1964): Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom. Two sisters stranded in a war-torn city must deal with their tangled relationship. A+

July 29

6:30 am – DODSWORTH (Goldwyn/U.A., 1936): Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton. An industrialist and his frivolous wife retire to Europe, where their marriage ends. Based on the Sinclair Lewis novel. A

8:15 am – JUDGE HARDY AND SON (MGM, 1939): Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney. Judge Hardy saves an elderly couple from eviction while tending to his wife’s illness. B-

10:00 am – THE MORTAL STORM (MGM, 1940): James Stewart, Frank Morgan, & Margaret Sullavan. An uncompromising look at what occurs in a small town in Germany when the Nazis come to power. A

11:45 am – COSSACKS (MGM, 1928): John Gilbert, Renee Adoree. A young Cossack is branded a coward when he opposes the slaughter of the Turks. Silent. C+

1:30 pm – TIDE OF EMPIRE (MGM, 1929): Renee Adoree, George Duryea. A cowboy’s love life turns upside down when he wins his girlfriend’s family ranch. Silent. B+

2:45 pm – CHILDREN OF PLEASURE (MGM, 1930): Lawrence Gray, Wynne Gibson. A Jewish songwriter forsakes his heritage for a society girl. C

4:00 pm – THE FLAME WITHIN MGM, 1935): Ann Harding, Herbert Marshall. A lady psychiatrist falls for a patient’s husband. C

5:15 pm – DANGEROUS NUMBER (MGM, 1937): Robert Young, Ann Sothern. A showgirl marries well, but has to contend with her stuffy in-laws. C

6:30 pm – YELLOW JACK (MGM, 1938): Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce, & Lewis Stone. A band of doctors, scientists and Marines fight yellow fever in 1898 Cuba. B+

8:00 pm – RIO GRANDE (Republic, 1950): John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara. A cavalry unit located on the Mexican border must contend with Indian uprisings. A-

10:00 pm – SPENCER’S MOUNTAIN (WB, 1963): Henry Fonda, Maureen O’Hara, & James MacArthur. Wyoming farmer Fonda fights to build a better life for son MacArthur. B

12:15 am – THE BATTLE OF THE VILLA FIORITA (WB, 1965): Maureen O’Hara, Rossano Brazzi. The children of an upper class married woman and an Italian musician try to end their affair. B

2:15 am – FIRE OVER AFRICA (Columbia, 1954): Maureen O’Hara, MacDonald Carey. A lady spy infiltrates a gang of smugglers in Tunisia. C

July 30

6:30 am – THE GUARDSMAN (MGM, 1931): Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontaine. A jealous husband dons a disguise to test his wife’s fidelity. A-

8:00 am – THE BRIDE WORE RED (MGM, 1937): Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, & Robert Young. Chorus girl Crawford crashes an exclusive Swiss resort to catch a rich husband. C+

10:00 am – THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER (MGM, 1941): Nelson Eddy, Rise Stevens. A jealous man tests his wife’s fidelity by pretending to be another man. C

12:00 pm – DOUBLE WEDDING (MGM, 1937): William Powell, Myrna Loy. Loy is a dress designer who wants Powell out of sister Florence Rice’s life, but ends up falling for him instead. B+

1:45 pm – THE SWAN (MGM, 1956): Grace Kelly, Alec Guiness, & Louis Jourdan. A comedy of manners about a princess betrothed to a distant cousin, but who loves a commoner. B+

3:45 pm – CAROUSEL (Fox, 1956): Gordon McRae, Shirley Jones. A love story develops between a rough, macho carnival barker and a young innocent mill worker. B+

6:00 pm – ONE, TWO, THREE (U.A., 1961): James Cagney, Pamela Tiffin, & Horst Buchholz. A Coca-Cola exec in West Berlin has discovered that his boss’s daughter has married a communist. Directed by Billy Wilder. A

8:00 pm – DETECTIVE STORY (Paramount, 1951): Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, & William Bendix. A rigid police detective accidentally uncovers his wife’s sordid past. A

10:00 pm – THE LANDLORD (UA, 1970): Beau Bridges, Pearl Bailey, & Diana Sands. A spoiled rich boy buys a Brooklyn tenement and inherits its problems. B

July 31

6:00 am – MIN AND BILL (MGM, 1930): Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery. In their most popular pairing, Dressler and Beery play two waterfront characters trying to prove to the welfare board that they are fit parents. A

7:15 am – A WOMAN OF EXPERIENCE (RKO, 1931): Helen Twelvetrees, William Bakewell. A female con artist employs her skills against German spies. C

8:30 am – A WICKED WOMAN (MGM, 1934): Mady Christians, Jean Parker & Charles Bickford. A woman kills her drunken husband to defend her children. C

10:00 am – 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-

12:00 pm – LADY SCARFACE (RKO, 1941): Dennis O’Keefe, Judith Anderson. Police seek a murderous female gangster and her band of killers. C

1:15 pm – EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE  (MGM, 1950): Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, & Ava Gardner. A seductive model comes in between a chic NYC society couple. B-

3:15 pm – A LADY WITHOUT PASSPORT (MGM, 1950): Hedy Lamarr, John Hodiak. A secret service agent falls in love with an illegal immigrant. C+

4:45 pm – THE DECKS RAN RED (MGM, 1958): James Mason, Dorothy Dandridge. Dishonest seamen plot a bloody mutiny aboard a freighter. C+

8:00 pm – THE TWELVE CHAIRS (UMC, 1970): Ron Moody, Frank Langella & Dom DeLuise. A fallen aristocrat, a priest, and a con man team up to search for jewels that are hidden inside of twelve dining chairs. C

9:45 pm – SILENT MOVIE (Fox, 1976): Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman & Dom DeLuise. Movie director Brooks struggles to produce a major silent feature film. A-

11:30 pm – HIGH ANXIETY (Fox, 1977): Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn & Harvey Korman. A man must come to terms with his own “high anxiety in this hilarious parody of Alfred Hitchcock. A

2:15 am – TO BE OR NOT TO BE (Fox, 1983): Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft. Mel Brook’s hilarious remake of the Lubitsch classic is even zanier than the original. A-

4:15 am – TO BE OR NOT TO BE (UA, 1942): Jack Benny, Carole Lombard. Ernst Lubitsch’s classic about a troupe of Polish actors who aid the Underground in duping the Nazis. It was Lombard’s final movie before her death. A++



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2 comments:

  1. Village of the damned sounds like an interesting story

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    1. It's definitely worth your time to watch it. It's a great film.

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