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2016 schedule

"What we have here is a failure to communicate" Strother Martin, Cool Hand Luke (on Thursday)

JUNE 2016
27 Monday
3:00 AM
A young priest taking over a parish tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment.
Dir: Robert Bresson Cast:  Claude Laydu , Nicole Ladmiral , Jean Riveyre . BW-115 mins
5:00 AM
A silversmith is charged with engraving the Holy Grail.
Dir: Victor Saville Cast:  Virginia Mayo , Pier Angeli , Jack Palance . C-135 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
7:30 AM
BEN-HUR (1959)
While seeking revenge, a rebellious Israelite prince crosses paths with Jesus Christ.
Dir: William Wyler Cast:  Charlton Heston , Jack Hawkins , Haya Harareet . C-222 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
11:30 AM
Epic retelling of Christ's life and the effects of his teachings on those around him.
Dir: Nicholas Ray Cast:  Jeffrey Hunter , Siobhan McKenna , Robert Ryan . C-160 mins, CC
2:15 PM
International intrigue follows the election of the first Russian pope.
Dir: Michael Anderson Cast:  Anthony Quinn , Laurence Olivier , Oskar Werner . C-162 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
5:00 PM
A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.
Dir: George Cukor Cast:  Marie Dressler , John Barrymore , Wallace Beery . BW-111 mins, CC
7:00 PM
A lady tugboat captain tries to help two young lovers come together.
Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast:  Marie Dressler , Wallace Beery , Robert Young . BW-86 mins, CC
8:45 PM
EMMA (1932)
A housekeeper faces unexpected snobbery when she marries her boss.
Dir: Clarence Brown Cast:  Marie Dressler , Richard Cromwell , Jean Hersholt . BW-72 mins, CC
10:15 PM
Feuding mothers almost wreck their children's marriage.
Dir: Sam Wood Cast:  Marie Dressler , Polly Moran , Anita Page . BW-87 mins
12:00 AM
A man violates company policy by getting married.
Dir: Harold S. Bucquet Cast:  Lana Turner , John Shelton , Gene Lockhart . BW-80 mins, CC
1:30 AM
A young couple's affair is complicated by her father's relationship with his mother.
Dir: E. Mason Hopper Cast:  Norma Shearer , Belle Bennett , Lewis Stone . BW-65 mins

28 Tuesday
3:00 AM
A teenager thinks her grandfather is involved with a fiery Latin singer.
Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast:  Wallace Beery , Jane Powell , Elizabeth Taylor . C-113 mins, CC
5:00 AM
SAADIA (1953)
A young doctor in the Sahara clashes with the local witch doctor.
Dir: Albert Lewin Cast:  Cornel Wilde , Mel Ferrer , Rita Gam . C-87 mins
6:30 AM
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast:  Lana Turner , Edmund Purdom , Louis Calhern . C-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
8:30 AM
An Okinawan translator introduces U.S. occupation forces to the joys of local life.
Dir: Daniel Mann Cast:  Marlon Brando , Glenn Ford , Machiko Kyo . C-123 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
10:45 AM
After a wartime separation, an Englishwoman discovers her French husband is a womanizer.
Dir: Jean Negulesco Cast:  Deborah Kerr , Rossano Brazzi , Maurice Chevalier . C-102 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
12:30 PM
One woman and two men are the only people left alive after a nuclear disaster.
Dir: Ranald MacDougall Cast:  Harry Belafonte , Inger Stevens , Mel Ferrer . BW-95 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
2:15 PM
A southern landowner's family is torn apart by the revelation that he has an illegitimate son.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast:  Robert Mitchum , Eleanor Parker , George Peppard . C-150 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
5:00 PM
Twins separated by divorce plot to bring their parents back together.
Dir: David Swift Cast:  Hayley Mills , Maureen O'Hara , Brian Keith . C-129 mins
7:15 PM
Mickey, Donald and Goofy try to clean a towering clock whose workings seem to conspire against them.
Dir: Ben Sharpsteen, C-9 mins
7:15 PM
Mickey Mouse dreams himself into the world of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass. Dir: David Hand, C-9 mins
7:15 PM
Mickey Mouse leads a performance of the William Tell Overture despite interference from Donald Duck and the weather. Dir: Wilfred Jackson
8:00 PM
In 1984, the Disney Studios rises to new heights with a string of animated classics.
Dir: Don Hahn Cast:  Ron Clements , Roy Edward Disney , Glen Keane . C-86 mins
9:45 PM
Old King Cole throws a party for his fellow Mother Goose characters. Dir: David Hand, C-7 mins
9:45 PM
Old and young trees vie to win the heart of a female tree. Dir: Burt Gillett, C-8 mins
9:45 PM
The people of Hamelin hire a musician to rid the town of rats but then cheat him. Dir: Wilfred Jackson, C-8 mins
10:15 PM
Professor Ludwig Von Drake explains the scientific basis of color and shares a Donald Duck cartoon. C-60 mins
11:15 PM
Twin brothers vie to rule a Western town while the mayor tries to get rid of them both.
Dir: Robert Butler Cast:  Jim Dale , Karen Valentine , Don Knotts . C-90 mins
1:00 AM
A would-be mystery writer gets mixed up with international intrigue.
Dir: Michael Tuchner Cast:  Margot Kidder , Robert Hays , David Suchet . C-91 mins

29 Wednesday
3:00 AM
A French princess in Colonial America gets involved with an Indian scout.
Dir: W. S. Van Dyke Cast:  Jeanette MacDonald , Nelson Eddy , Frank Morgan . BW-104 mins, CC
4:30 AM
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
Dir: W. S. Van Dyke Cast:  Jeanette MacDonald , Nelson Eddy , Reginald Owen . BW-111 mins, CC
6:30 AM
MAYTIME (1937)
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
Dir: Robert Z. Leonard Cast:  Jeanette MacDonald , Nelson Eddy , John Barrymore . BW-132 mins, CC
8:45 AM
ROSALIE (1937)
A West Point cadet falls for a European princess.
Dir: W. S. Van Dyke II Cast:  Nelson Eddy , Eleanor Powell , Frank Morgan . BW-124 mins, CC
11:00 AM
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Dir: W. S. Van Dyke II Cast:  Jeanette MacDonald , Nelson Eddy , Frank Morgan . C-114 mins, CC
1:00 PM
A crusader returns to his Western hometown to root out corruption.
Dir: Jack Conway Cast:  Nelson Eddy , Virginia Bruce , Victor McLaglen . BW-87 mins, CC
2:30 PM
A voice teacher and his star pupil run away together to a life of love and poverty.
Dir: W. S. Van Dyke II Cast:  Jeanette MacDonald , Nelson Eddy , George Sanders . C-93 mins, CC
4:15 PM
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at how sound is produced for films. C-11 mins
5:00 PM
MACBETH (1948)
A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.
Dir: Orson Welles Cast:  Orson Welles , Jeanette Nolan , Dan O'Herlihy . BW-107 mins, CC
7:00 PM
HAMLET (1948)
The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to prove his uncle murdered his father.
Dir: Laurence Olivier Cast:  Laurence Olivier , Eileen Herlie , Basil Sydney . BW-154 mins, CC
9:45 PM
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
Dir: Max Reinhardt Cast:  Ian Hunter , Verree Teasdale , Hobart Cavanaugh . BW-143 mins, CC
12:15 AM
Shakespeare's classic tale of young lovers from feuding families.
Dir: George Cukor Cast:  Norma Shearer , Leslie Howard , John Barrymore . BW-125 mins, CC
2:30 AM
KING LEAR (1971)
An aging king mistakenly exiles the one daughter who loves him and divides his kingdom between the other two.
Dir: Peter Brook Cast:  Paul Scofield , Irene Worth , Cyril Cusack . BW-138 mins

30 Thursday
5:00 AM
MGM PARADE SHOW #22 (1955)
Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald perform in a clip from "Maytime"; Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz introduce a clip from "Forever Darling." Hosted by George Murphy. BW-26 mins
5:30 AM
A nightclub owner in Panama takes on Nazi spies.
Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Cast:  Red Skelton , Ann Sothern , "Rags" Ragland . BW-79 mins, CC
7:00 AM
I DOOD IT (1943)
A tailor nurses an unrequited crush on a stage star.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast:  Red Skelton , Eleanor Powell , Richard Ainley . BW-103 mins, CC
8:45 AM
During a Sun Valley vacation, a woman tries to solve her roommate's romantic problems only to get caught in a love triangle of her own.
Dir: Robert Z. Leonard Cast:  Esther Williams , Van Johnson , John Lund . C-98 mins, CC
10:30 AM
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
Dir: Tim Whelan Cast:  Kay Kyser , Marilyn Maxwell , William Gargan . BW-81 mins
12:00 PM
A retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son.
Dir: Roy Del Ruth Cast:  George Murphy , Ginny Simms , Charles Winninger . C-115 mins
2:00 PM
A producer's romance with his star ends when the latter is offered a better job in New York.
Dir: William Nolte Cast:  Ralph Cooper , Lena Horne , Lawrence Criner . BW-73 mins
3:15 PM
God and Satan battle for the soul of a wounded gambler.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast:  Ethel Waters , Eddie "Rochester" Anderson , Lena Horne . BW-99 mins, CC
5:00 PM
CABARET (1972)
A young writer gets mixed up with a pleasure-loving singer in the decadent world of 1930s Berlin.
Dir: Bob Fosse Cast:  Liza Minnelli , Michael York , Helmut Griem . C-124 mins, CC
7:15 PM
HAIR (1979)
A young man joins a hippie commune on the eve of reporting for military service.
Dir: Milos Forman Cast:  John Savage , Treat Williams , Beverly D'Angelo . C-121 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
9:30 PM
Rock singers reenact the Passion of the Christ.
Dir: Norman Jewison Cast:  Ted Neeley , Carl Anderson , Yvonne Elliman . C-107 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
11:30 PM
ANNIE (1982)
An orphan attracts the attention of a Wall Street tycoon and a con artist.
Dir: John Huston Cast:  Albert Finney , Carol Burnett , Aileen Quinn . C-127 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
1:45 AM
A father returns to London after being deported to find out what happened to his wife and child.
Dir: Terry Hughes Cast:  George Hearn , Angela Lansbury , Cris Groenendall . C-141 mins, CC

July 1 Friday
4:15 AM
Mame (1974)
A wealthy eccentric takes in her orphaned nephew, film adaptation of the Broadway musical comedy.
Dir: Gene Saks, Cast:  Lucille Ball , Bea Arthur , Robert Preston . C-131 mins, Letterbox
6:30 AM
Glory Alley (1952)
A boxer's drinking problem threatens his career and his love life in New Orleans.
Dir: Raoul Walsh, Cast:  Ralph Meeker , Leslie Caron , Louis Armstrong, Kurt Kaszner . BW-79 mins, CC
8:00 AM
Doctor's Dilemma, The (1958)
A woman tries to convince the medical profession to save her husband despite his lack of character.
Dir: Anthony Asquith, Cast:  Leslie Caron , Dirk Bogarde , Alastair Sim, Robert Morley . C-99 mins, CC
9:45 AM
Guns of Darkness (1962)
A businessman and his wife are caught in the turmoil of a South American revolution. 
Dir: Anthony Asquith, Cast:  Leslie Caron , David Niven , David Opatoshu . BW-102 mins, CC
11:30 AM
L-Shaped Room, The (1962)
A single mother-to-be tries to build a new life in a low-rent London apartment house.
Dir: Bryan Forbes, Cast:  Leslie Caron , Anthony Booth , Avis Bunnage . BW-126 mins, CC Letterbox
1:45 PM
Promise Her Anything (1966)
A single mother must choose between two suitors.
Dir: Arthur Hiller, Cast:  Warren Beatty , Leslie Caron , Bob Cummings . C-97 mins, CC
3:30 PM
Chandler (1971)
A former private eye lands in hot water when he agrees to protect a government witness arriving at Union Station.
Dir: Paul Magwood, Cast:  Warren Oates , Leslie Caron , Alex Dreier . C - 86 mins, Letterbox
5:00 PM
Raffles (1939 remake)
Suave thief falls in love again with his high school sweetheart and finds temptation and a detective on his trail.
Dir: Sam Wood, Cast:  David Niven , Olivia De Havilland , Dame May Whitty . BW-72 mins, CC
6:15 PM
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
Dir: Victor Fleming, Cast: Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable . C-233 mins, CC
10:15 PM
Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)
The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John.
Dir: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Basil Rathbone. C-102 mins, CC
12:15 AM
Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The (1939)
Elizabeth I's love for the Earl of Essex threatens to destroy her kingdom in this elaborate costume drama.
Dir: Michael Curtiz, Cast: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Vincent Price. BW-106 mins, CC
2:15 AM
Captain Blood (1935)
After being unjustly sentenced to prison, a doctor escapes and becomes a notorious pirate.
Dir: Michael Curtiz, Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill. B/W - 119 mons, CC
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In July: Star of the month is Olivia De Havilland (Gone With The Wind, The Snake Pit, The Heiress)
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