Filmland's Notables and Their Adaptations
By HERBERT G. Lurr
epic yarn deals with the trials
(Copyright, 1970, :TA, Inc.)
and tribulations of the Jews in
LONDON—David Opatoshu, the the Imperial Russia of 1904 when
New York character actor whom the war with Japan triggered out-
we first met in 1961 in Beersheba, breaks of anti-Semitism through-
during the filming of Dino de Lau- out the western provinces. In the
rentiis' "The Best of Enemies," film adaptation, tragic events
in which he portrayed an Italian are transposed into humorous vig-
army doctor, now has turned nettes and, as in a fairy tale, the
screen writer with "Romance of adventures end up with the suc-
a Horsethief," based on the tales cessful getaway of our hero to
of his own father, a famed Polish- America.
Yiddish poet and novelist. The
Opatoshu himself plays one of
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CAMELOT W. Warren Miller""
Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland,
Sally Kellerman In
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Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parons
"WATERMELON MAN" (R)
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An action picture In color.
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Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin
"PAINT YOUR WAGON"
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Glen Campbell, Kim Darby
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Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis in
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Hilarious Comedy Of 3 Hot
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Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland,
Sally Kellerman in
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Sidney Peltier, Martin Landau in
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A BENNE77—MIRELL—VAN PEEBLES Production
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Erecuove Producer LEON MIRELL• Produced by JOHN B. BENNETT
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Shown Only of the Fox
The producer of "Romance of
a Horsethief," made for Allied
Artists In association with
LF.C.-Jadran Film of Yugosla-
via, is Polish-born Gene Gutow-
Setting up a TV series in Lon-
don in the early 1950s, Gutowski
also produced the feature film
With Alan Arkin
"Station Six—Sahara," written by
FRI. 6:00, 8:20, 10:45. SAT. 1:30, 3:45,
6:00, 8:20, 10:45. SUN. 2:30, 4:30. EVE. Bryan Forbes, with Carroll Baker
7:00, 9:30. MON., TUES., THURS. 7:00,
playing the lead. Together with
9:30. WED. 12:10, 2:30. EVE. 7:00, 9:30.
Polanski, Gutowski made in Lon-
don, around 1965, "Repulsion,"
MAIN, ROYAL OAK "31.01,180Mile with Catherine Deneuve, and on
Les Marvin, Jean Seebtrg
the continent, "The Vampire Kill-
"PAINT YOUR WAGON"
ers" and "Cul de Sac." For Para-
Also Kim Darby, Glen Campbell
mount in Hollywood, Gutowski pro-
duced and Polanski directed the
highly successful 1968 move
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rae nd paR
"Rosemary's Baby." Now Gutow-
ski has turned from Roman Po-
WED. & SUN. 1:10, 4:40, 8:15, THURS., lanski, the boy wonder, to the
FRI., MON., TUES. 8:15 only. SAT. 2:05, more seasoned but less successful
Abraham Polonsky. The new Pk-
ture has been tagged at $2,500,000.
ROYAL OAK 315 WL,F•v 2r atg, R. 0.
"THE STERILE CUCKOO"
MON. thru THURS. 5:40 only FRI., SAT.
8:50. SUN. 3:26, 6:55, 10:20.
SAT. SPEC. Children's Matinee
All Seats 75c Open 1 Starts 1:20 Out
4:30. "THE HAUNTED PALACE" also
"THE YOUNG AMERICANS".
the %ads in the somehow bitter.
sweet romance, with Yul Brynner,
Eli Wallach, Lainie Kazan, Jane
Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg, Linda
Vernon and Oliver Tobin. Princi-
pal photography commenced on lo-
cation in Vukovar, Yugoslavia, on
July 16, with Abraham L. Polon-
sky directing. No relative of Ro-
man Polanski and a much older
man, Abe Polonsky dropped out
of Hollywood in 1950 during the
Parnell Thomas investigation of
the film industry, after having dis-
tinguished himself as both screen
writer and director. After almost
20 years of scribing under pen
names, he made his comeback last
year as the director of the Robert
Redford starrer, "Tell Them Willie
Boy Is Here."
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RICHARD HARRIS made his di-
rectorial debut in Israel, in a part
of the world almost daily torn by
strife and violence at the border
of four Arab countries. Yet the
Irish star feels that only in Israel
could emerge such a remarkable
and exciting film dealing with
youth and life, living and love,
entirely devoid of violence in any
form. "Bloomfield" is a story of
Israel. It is about ordinary yet
vital human beings. It has no po-
litical overtones and deals with
the plight of an aging football
hero worshiped by an 8-year-
old boy (Kim Burfield) and ro-
manced by a young woman (Aus-
trian actress Homy Schneider,
portraying a sabra).
"In addition to capturing the
color of the extraordinary city of
Tel Aviv," says screen writer
Wolf Mankowitz, who co-oroduced
the film with England's John Hey-
man. "'Bloomfield' emerges not
simply as a story about a football
player who is facing his last game
but as a deceptively simple ac-
count of the problems of a man
in the crisis of his life as seen by
a bov who must decide whether
he will inevitably face that same
crisis." Producer Heyman calls
the film "a tiny plea for individ-
uality in an age of conformity, a
man's quest for freedom at any
cost in the face of the enevitable."
Otto Heller, the Prague-born
cinematographer who fled to Eng-
land when Hitler rose to power,
photographed the motion picture
on locations—at the "Bloomfield"
football stadium in Tel Aviv, in
an artist's flat in Jaffa, and on
the streets and byways of the
Holy Land. Heller, who is remem-'
bered for his camera work on
scores of film classics like Oli-
vier's "Richard HI," "The Iperess
File" and "Alfie," died in a Lon-
don hospital shortly after return-
ing from Israel, having not only
photographed "Bloomfield" b u t
made his only screen appearance
in a one-line part as a cobbler in
a Jaffa shop.
During the 15 weeks "Bloom-
field" was in production in Israel,
almost all of the country's great
character actors, such as Shraga
Friedman, Yossi Graber and Gid-
dim Shamir, made their bow in
the English-language movie.
Men who are unhappy, like men
who sleep badly, are always proud
of the fact.—Bertrand Russell.
Friday, August 28, 1970-39
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