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For
May 23–May 31

DAVID’S BEST BETS:

BLACULA (May 26, 3:45 am): Only American International Pictures could successfully make a Blaxploitation horror film, and the small studio did it twice - the original from 1972 and the sequel Scream Blacula Scream a year later. William Marshall is an African prince Mamuwalde in the year 1780 visiting Count Dracula to convince him to help stop the slave trade. Instead, Dracula laughs at him and bites him on the neck turning him into a vampire. Mamuwalde is given the clever name "Blacula" by the Count, sealed in a coffin and locked in a room with his wife, who subsequently dies, for all eternity. That is until a couple of interior decorators buy everything at Count Dracula's castle, including Blacula's coffin, and brings all of it to then-modern-day Los Angeles. Blacula is released from his coffin, and roams the streets of L.A. at night, terrorizing some and falling in love with a woman who looks just like his wife – primarily because the same actress plays both roles. It's a lot of fun with very little blood. 

BREAKING AWAY (May 31, 9:30 pm): This is an excellent coming-of-age film about a group of four directionless high school graduates from working-class families in Bloomington, Indiana, the home of Indiana University. The college kids look down on the townies, who they call "cutters" because their fathers and/or grandfathers used to work as stonecutters in a quarry. Of the four, the lead is Dave (Dennis Christopher), a talented cyclist enamored with Italian races to the point he speaks with an Italian accent. He falls in love with a female college student using the accent and claims to attend the university. His life falls apart when a professional Italian cycling team comes to Bloomington to participate in a race. He tries to bond with them, but when they see how good he is, they treat him poorly and one puts a tire pump in his bicycle wheel causing him to crash. He then tells the girl (Robyn Douglass) the truth and she slaps him. The film's climax is The Little 500, an annual four-man bicycle race with the boys believing Dave can ride the entire race and win. He nearly does it, but gets hurt with the other three each have to get on the bike. The film is spectacular and the ending will have you cheering. The supporting cast is solid with great performances from Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern and Jackie Earle Haley as Dave's three friends, and Barbara Barrie and Paul Dooley as Dave's parents. 

ED’S BEST BETS:

THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (May 26, 8:00 pm): A totally enjoyable romp with Vincent Price as Dr. Anton Phibes, a madman who is hunting down and killing a team of doctors he believes killed his beloved wife. Phibes disposes of his victims in a spectacular variety of gruesome ways, all of which are based on the 10 biblical curses inflicted on the Egyptians in Exodus. Virginia North is excellent as Phibes’ assistant, Vulnavia,and Joseph Cotten is the Dr. Vesalius, the chief surgeon of the mishandled operation. Directed with campy style by Robert Fuest, a former art director, the movie is a hoot from beginning to end as Price never lets up.

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (May 27, 8:30 am): A most vivid telling of Richard Conner’s classic story about a megalomanic big-game hunter named Count Zaroff who hunts people on his remote island. As Zaroff Leslie Banks gives a great over-the-top creepy, almost campy, performance. Joel McCrea and Fay Wray are selected to be his latest prey, but what Zaroff doesn’t take into account is that McCrea’s characters is a big-game hunter himself. With Robert Armstrong in an effective performance as Wray’s weak, alcoholic brother. A must for those who haven’t yet seen it, it’s one of the classics of the horror genre. Remade several times without success.

WE AGREE ON ... THE 400 BLOWS (May 31, 11:30 pm)

ED: A+. Francois Truffaut’s landmark film is one of the most intense and moving movies ever made about the life of a young adolescent and how he drifts into delinquency. Truffaut reaches back into his own childhood and, through the character of Antoine Doinel, brings the viewer into his private world: a resourceful boy typecast by adults as a troublemaker and a victim of a self-absorbed mother and stepfather who take no interest in him or his world, ministering only to their particular needs of the moment. When he is arrested for petty theft (the starkest scene in the movie is the image of the young Doinel in the paddy wagon, riding through the streets of Paris at night and looking out through the bars), his parents discuss him as a lost cause with the police and leave him to the mercy of the social services, which place him in a reform school/youth camp, from which he runs away at the end. Watch for Jeanne Moreau in a cameo as a woman walking her dog on a Paris street. 

DAVID: A+. Francois Truffaut's first feature length film from 1959 is a masterpiece. I enjoy it so much that I watched it again earlier this week, and it's as fresh as the first time I saw it. As Ed wrote, it's an intense look at Antoine Doinel (expertly played by Jean-Pierre Léaud, who would portray the same character in three more feature-length films and a short), a mischievous and clever 12-year-old Parisian. He isn't a bad kid. But his defiance of authority and lack of supervision by his mother – who attempts to manipulate him when the boy sees her kissing another man – and stepfather gets him labeled a delinquent. That leads to him cutting school, running away and eventually stealing a typewriter from his father's office resulting in his arrest when he returns it after failing to sell it. That is the turning point in the film with his stepfather – we don't find out he's not Antoine's biological father until then – allowing his stepson to be prosecuted by the police and eventually sent to a camp for juvenile delinquents. It is there that we experience the true horror of an intelligent boy who made mistakes paying a very serious penalty. Most of the key players in the film are children, which can be very risky as they have limited or no acting experience. But Truffaut was already a brilliant director – on his way to being the greatest in the history of cinema – and he is able to get fantastic performances from the boys. Also, the cinematography is stunning with the gritty streets of Paris being Antoine's main supporting actor. The final scene is liberating and beautiful with Antoine successfully escaping from the camp and making it to the ocean, which he had dreamed of visiting. Don't be fooled by the title. It's a literal translation of a term the French use which means to raise hell.

Schedule Subject to Change (All Times Eastern)

May 23

6:00 am – CHEYENNE AUTUMN (WB, 1964): Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, & Karl Malden. Reluctant Calvary Captain Widmark must track a band of nomadic Cheyennes. Directed by John Ford. B

8:45 am – THE TUNNEL OF LOVE (MGM, 1958): Doris Day, Richard Widmark. A married couple endures endless red tape when they try to adopt a child. B

10:30 am – THE LAW AND JAKE WADE (MGM, 1958): Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark. An outlaw forces his reformed buddy to lead him to buried loot. A-

12:00 pm – SAINT JOAN (UA, 1957): Richard Widmark, Richard Todd. Otto Preminger directed this version of the story of the French peasant girl who leads her country to victory over the English. C

2:00 pm – THE COBWEB (MGM, 1955): Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, & Gloria Grahame. This is an unintentionally funny film about an asylum where the staff is almost as loony as the inmates. D+

4:15 pm – TAKE THE HIGH GROUND (MGM, 1951): Karl Malden, Richard Widmark. No-nonsense drill sergeants train raw recruits for the Korean War. B

8:00 pm – GREEN EYES (Lorimar, 1977): Paul Winfield, Rita Tushingham. A disillusioned Vietnam veteran journeys back to Southeast Asia to search among thousands of war orphans for the son he left behind. C+

10:00 pm – HOOP DREAMS (New Line, 1994): William Gates, Arthur Agee. A documentary follows two black teenagers struggling to become professional basketball players. A

3:00 am – GEORGE WALLACE (Turner, 1997): Gary Sinese, Clarence Williams III. A look at the life and times of the Alabama governor. A-

May 24

6:15 am – RHAPSODY IN BLUE (WB, 1945): Robert Alda, Joan Leslie. Irving Rapper directed this fictionalized biopic of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway. B

8:45 am – SONG WITHOUT END (Columbia, 1960): Dirk Bogarde, Capucine. Musical genius Franz Liszt betrays his lover to court a married princess. C+

11:00 am – SONG OF LOVE (MGM, 1947): Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henried. True story of Clara Schumann's battle to save husband Robert's health and resist the romantic overtures of Johannes Brahms. C+

1:00 pm – 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+

3:30 pm – A SONG TO REMEMBER (Columbia, 1945): Paul Muni, Merle Oberon. The famed composer Chopin sacrifices everything, even love, for his native Poland. C+

5:30 pm – THE GREAT WALTZ (MGM, 1938): Luise Reiner, Fernand Gravey. The story of waltz king Johann Strauss II. C

8:00 pm – SLEEPER (UA, 1973): Woody Allen, Diane Keaton. A Greenwich Village health-food proprietor goes to the hospital and awakens in 2173. Disguised as a robot, he is sold to Keaton. A-

9:45 pm – THE GHOST GOES WEST (U.A., 1936): Robert Donat, Jean Parker. An American businessman buys a castle in Scotland and moves it to America, not knowing it’s haunted. B+

11:30 pm – I MARRIED A WITCH (UA, 1942): Frederic March, Veronica Lake. A witch burned in Salem centuries ago returns to haunt the descendants that condemned her. Directed by Rene Clair. A-

1:00 am – A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT (Paramount, 1949): Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming. A musical take on the classic Mark Twain story. B-

3:00 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

4:30 am – THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT (WB, 1945): Jack Benny, Alexis Smith. Benny is an angel sent to earth to destroy it with a trumpet blast because things are so bad. C-

May 25

6:00 am – THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE (WB, 1941): James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland. A dentist wants a gorgeous gold-digger but has to “settle” for her friend discovers he’s made the right choice years later. A

9:45 am – A WOMAN’S SECRET (RKO, 1949): Maureen O’Hara, Gloria Grahame, & Melvin Douglas. A retired singer is betrayed by the protégé she has made into a success. B-

11:15 pm – THE OUTRIDERS (MGM, 1950): Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl. Rebel soldiers plan to hijack a Union gold shipment. C

2:30 pm – KING SOLOMON’S MINES (MGM, 1950): Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger & Richard Carlson. Spirited widow Kerr hires jungle scout Granger to find a lost treasure in diamonds. A

6:15 pm – I THANK A FOOL (MGM, 1962): Susan Hayward. Peter Finch. A woman once convicted of euthanasia gets a job caring for her prosecutor's wife. B

8:00 pm – WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? (Fox, 1956): Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, & Joan Blondell. Lowly adman Randall tries to better his lot by marrying glamorous Hollywood star Mansfield. B+

9:45 pm – THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT (20th Century Fox, 1956): Edmond O’Brien, Tom Ewell, & Jayne Mansfield. A gangster hires a press agent to make a singing star out of his no-talent girlfriend. C+

11:30 pm – ILLEGAL (WB, 1955): Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch. A DA who sends the wrong man to his death becomes a criminal defense attorney but redeems himself by defending former ADA Foch for murder. B-

1:15 am – THE GEORGE RAFT STORY (Allied Artists, 1961): Ray Danton, Jayne Mansfield & Julie London. It’s a laughable biopic of the noted movie star. D+

3:15 am – PETE KELLY’S BLUES (WB, 1955): Jack Webb, Janet Leigh. Jazz bandleader Webb gets mixed up with gangsters in 1920’s Kansas City. C

May 26

6:00 am – RIDE HIM, COWBOY (WB, 1932): John Wayne, Ruth Hall. A cowboy tames a horse accused of killing a man, then goes out to find the real culprit. D

7:00 am – THE BIG STAMPEDE (WB, 1932): John Wayne, Noah Beery. A new sheriff faces the gang that killed his predecessor. C

8:00 am  – HAUNTED GOLD (WB, 1932): John Wayne, Sheila Terry. A cowboy and his girl fight bandits and a ghost over an abandoned mine. C+

9:00 am  – THE TELEGRAPH TRAIL (WB, 1933): John Wayne, Frank McHugh. An Army scout volunteers to string telegraph wire through hostile Indian lands. C

10:00 am  – SOMEWHERE IN SONORA (WB, 1933): John Wayne, Henry B. Walthall. A young cowhand is roped into the criminal life when he’s falsely accused of a crime. D+

11:00 am – THE MAN FROM MONTEREY (WB, 1933): John Wayne, Ruth Hall. A U.S. Cavalry Officer protects settlers in California. C-

12:00 pm – REUNION IN FRANCE (MGM, 1942): Parisian socialite Joan Crawford helps downed pilot John Wayne evade the Gestapo and escape back to England. Better than you’d think. B-

1:45 pm – TYCOON (RKO, 1947): John Wayne, Laraine Day. While building a tunnel through the Andes, an engineer falls for his possessive boss’ daughter. B-

4:00 pm – ANGEL AND THE BADMAN (Republic, 1947): John Wayne, Gail Russell. Nursed back to health by a Quaker, a gunman tries to adopt her peaceful ways. B-

5:45 pm – McLINTOCK (U.A., 1963): John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara. Wayne is a cattle baron and O’Hara his wife in this version The Taming of the ShrewB-

8:00 pm – THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (AIP, 1971): Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten. Price is a crazed ex-vaudevillian seeking revenge on the doctors that unsuccessfully operated on his late wife. B+

10:00 pm – BOXCAR BERTHA (AIP, 1972): David Carradine, Barbara Hershey. Real life couple Carradine and Hershey star as train robbers in the Depression-era Midwest. C-

12:00 am – SISTERS (AIP, 1973): Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt. A small-time reporter tries to convince police she witnessed a murder in the apartment across from hers. B+

2:00 am – BLOODY MAMA (AIP, 1970): Shelley Winters, Pat Hingle & Robert De Niro. Fictionalized story of Ma Barker and her sons. D+

3:45 am – BLACULA (AIP, 1972): William Marshall, Vonetta McGee. An African prince bitten by Dracula stalks the Los Angeles night in search of his lost princess. B

5:30 am – A MATTER OF TIME  (AIP, 1976): Liza Minelli, Ingrid Bergman. An eccentric countess teaches a hotel chambermaid to follow her dreams. C

May 27

7:15 am – CHANG (Paramount, 1927): Merian Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack directed this documentary about a family of Thai rice-growers who fight the elements to survive. Silent. A

8:30 am – THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (RKO, 1932): Joel McCrea, Leslie Banks. Noted big game hunter McCrea is shipwrecked on an island and hunted by Count Zaroff (Banks). A-

9:45 am – ONE MAN’S JOURNEY (MGM, 1933): Lionel Barrymore and Joel McCrea play father and son doctors who disagree over the son’s materialism. B

11:00 am – DOUBLE HARNESS (RKO, 1933): Ann Harding, William Powell. After tricking a playboy into marriage, a woman sets out to win his love honestly. B

12:15 pm – RAFTER ROMANCE (RKO, 1933): Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster. A couple fall in love, not realizing that they share the same apartment because they work different shifts. C

3:00 pm – THE SOLITARE MAN (MGM, 1933): Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, & Lionel Atwill. Crooks double cross each other on a tense flight from Paris to London. C-

4:15 pm – DOWN TO THEIR LAST YACHT (RKO, 1934): Mary Boland, Polly Moran, & Ned Sparks. A society family gone bust uses their yacht for charter tours. D

6:45 pm – NOTHING BUT TROUBLE (MGM, 1945): Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy & Mary Boland. Stan and Ollie become servants to a boy-king whose life is in danger. C-

8:00 pm – 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

11:00 pm – THE LONGEST DAY (Fox, 1962): John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, & Richard Burton. The story of the Allied invasion of Occupied France as told from all sides. A+

2:00 am –  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-

4:30 am – 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

May 28

6:15 am – BOMBARDIER (RKO, 1943): Pat O’Brien, Randolph Scott, & Anne Shirley. Military officers compete for the same woman while training pilots for war. B

8:00 am – BEHIND THE RISING SUN (RKO, 1943): J. Carroll Naish, Tom Neal. A Japanese newspaper publisher forces his Cornell-educated son to join the Japanese army against his will. C-

9:30 am – MARINE RAIDERS (RKO, 1944): Pat O’Brien, Ruth Hussey, & Robert Ryan. Marine buddies training in Australia battle over love. C

11:15 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

1:00 pm – THEY WERE EXPENDABLE (MGM, 1945): Robert Montgomery, John Wayne. A Navy commander fights to prove the seaworthiness of PT boats at the start of World War Two. B+

3:30 pm – THE CAINE MUTINY (Columbia, 1954): Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Jose Ferrer, & Fred MacMurray. Naval officers begin to suspect their captain of insanity. A+

5:45 pm – THE HILL (MGM, 1965): Sean Connery, Ossie Davis. In a World War II British stockade, five new prisoners fight to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards. B+

8:00 pm – THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (Columbia, 1957): Alec Guinness, William Holden. David Lean directed this epic story of POWS forced by the Japanese to build a bridge in Burma. A+

11:00 pm – A BRIDGE TOO FAR (U.A., 1977): Sean Connery, Michael Caine. The failed attempt to capture several bridges to Germany in World War II in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden. A

2:15 am – 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. B

4:30 am – PT 109 (WB, 1963): Cliff Robertson, Ty Hardin. Future president John Kennedy fights to save his crew when their PT boat sinks in the Pacific. B+

May 29

7:00 am – THE HORIZONTAL LIEUTENANT (MGM, 1962):  Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss. During World War II, an inept intelligence officer falls hard for a military nurse. C

8:45 am – IMITATION GENERAL (MGM, 1958): Glenn Ford, Red Buttons. A sergeant impersonates a slain general when he and his unit are trapped behind enemy lines. C

10:30 am – SEE HERE, PRIVATE HARGROVE (MGM, 1944): Robert Walker, Donna Reed, & Robert Benchley. Walker stars in the madcap adventures of a green recruit in the Army. B-

12:15 pm – PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES (Fox, 1939): Jane Withers, The Ritz Brothers, & Lynn Bari. Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France. C

1:30 pm – BUCK PRIVATES (Universal, 1941): Abbott and Costello, Nat Pendleton. Abbott and Costello are two small-time con men accidentally join the army to escape the police. A classic. A-

3:00 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+

5:45 pm – NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS (WB, 1958): Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick. Andy Griffith dominates this classic about a country boy who causes havoc in the Air Force. A-

8:00 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+

10:00 pm – THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (Goldwyn/RKO, 1946): Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy. William Wyler’s classic about the trials of three veterans trying to readjust after the war. A+

1:15 am – M*A*S*H (Fox, 1970): Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould. The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor to relieve the stress of the battlefield. B

3:30 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+

May 30

6:15 am – BATTLE CRY (WB, 1955): Van Heflin, Aldo Ray. Raoul Walsh directed this entertaining look at a group of Marines awaiting deployment in WWII. B

9:00 am – SERGEANT YORK (WB, 1941): Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan. Howard Hawks directed this morale film based on the true story of Alvin York, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War I. B+

11:30 am – 55 DAYS AT PEKING (Allied Artists, 1963): Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner. Nicholas Ray directed this epic about an American major leading the defense during the Boxer Rebellion. C+

2:15 pm – THE GREAT ESCAPE (UA, 1963): Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, & James Garner. The great docudrama is about the largest POW escape ever to take place in Nazi Germany. A+

5:15 pm – THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (Columbia, 1961): Gregory Peck, David Niven, & Anthony Quinn. A team of Allied saboteurs slips behind enemy lines to take out a pair of big Nazi cannon. A

8:00 pm – WHERE EAGLES DARE (MGM, 1969): Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood. An Allied team sets out to rescue an American officer held prisoner in a mountaintop castle. C+

10:45 pm – KELLY’S HEROES (MGM, 1970): Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland.  American soldiers plan a bank heist behind German lines during World War II. B

1:15 am – DARBY’S RANGERS (WB, 1958): James Garner, Jack Warden. William Wellman directed this action-packed feature about Major William Darby, the founder of the Army Rangers. D+

3:30 am – OBJECTIVE, BURMA! (WB, 1945): Errol Flynn, James Brown. Flynn leads paratroopers into Burma to fight the Japanese, which is way more than he actually did during the war. B

May 31

6:00 am – CRASHING LAS VEGAS (Allied Artists, 1956): The Bowery Boys. Sach receives an electric shock that enables him to predict numbers. Leo Gorcey’s last bowery Boys film. F

8:45 am – SKY FULL OF MOON (MGM, 1952):Carleton Carpenter, Jan Sterling. An innocent cowboy in Las Vegas stumbles into a fortune and a glamorous girlfriend. C

10:00 am – MEET ME IN LAS VEGAS (MGM, 1956): Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, & Agnes Moorehead. A ballerina becomes a gambler's lucky charm. C+

12:00 pm – VIVA LAS VEGAS (MGM, 1964): Vintage Elvis. He’s a racing car driver who needs money to repair his car. Ann-Margaret is a swimming instructor who needs to fall in love with Elvis. B

1:45 pm – ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (MGM, 1970): Elvis Presley. Concert footage is combined with a backstage documentary of Elvis in Las Vegas. A-

3:30 pm – THEY CAME TO ROB LAS VEGAS (WB, 1969): Elke Sommer, Lee J. Cobb. A casino blackjack dealer plots to hijack and rob an armored car. C

5:45 pm – OCEAN’S ELEVEN (WB, 1960): Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis, Jr. The Rat Pack robs a Las Vegas casino. C-

8:00 pm – THE DOORWAY TO HELL (WB, 1930): Lew Ayres, James Cagney. Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime. B-

9:30 pm – BREAKING AWAY (Fox, 1979): Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, & Barbara Barrie. Working-class teens compete with a college cycling team. A

11:30 pm – THE 400 BLOWS (Janus Films, 1959): Jean-Pierre Leaud, Albert Remy. Truffaut’s classic about a 12-year old boy whose family problems lead him to a life of crime. A+

1:30 am – YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (WB, 1942): James Cagney, Walter Huston, & Joan Leslie. Cagney won the Oscar for his portrayal of song-and-dance man George M. Cohan. A+

3:45 am – LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME (MGM, 1955): James Cagney, Doris Day. The story of torch singer Ruth Etting and her attempts to escape the gangster husband who made her a star. B+


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