THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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ALMOST EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK AT 7:00 and 9:00 P.M. (unless otherwise noted).
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Fri., Jan. 21 DU ET FOR CAN N I BALS
Dir. Susan Sontag, 1969. Two earnest revolutionaries serve as fodder for an elder
couple's psychological and sexual feast. Made in Sweden.
Sat., Jan. 22 Matinee 1 & 3 p.m. TREASURE ISLAND
Dir. Victor Fleming, 1934. Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore. The
funniest and most thrilling of all versions of Treasure Island.
Sat./Sun., Jan. 22, 23 THE WIZARD OF OZ
Dir. Victor Fleming, 1939. The one and only Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, etc. in one
of everyone's favorite movies. In color.
Short: The Critic-satire.on 'arty' films.
Sat./Sun., Feb. 12, 13 CHILDREN OF PARADISE
Dir. Marcel Carne, 1945. Made during the German occupation-beautiful allegory
of love and death set against the romantic backgrounds of bygone days.
Tues., Feb. 15 *TUMBLEWEEDS
Dir. William S. Hart, 1925. Opens with Hart's touching farewell to the movies.
Hart was the star who tried to make the Westerns real-the dusty Oklahoma
town and the rush across the land strip are convincing enough.
Wed., Feb. 16 * HIGH NOON
Dir. Fred Zinneman, 1952. Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado, Thomas
Mitchell. Tense confrontation in a Western town that wants law and order but
not the responsibility of achieving it.
Thur./Fri., Feb. 17, 18 ALL TH E KING'S MEN
Dir. Robert Rossen, 1949. From Robert Penn Warren's expose of American politi-
cal corruption-the story of Huey Long. With Broderick Crawford, Mercedes Mac-
Cambridge and John Ireland.
Short I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles.
Sat., Feb. 19 Matinee 1 & 3 p.m. 5,000 FINGERS OF
Dir. Roy Rowland, 1953. Marvelous story of nine year old boy's dream when he
falls asleep at the piano. By all-time favorite Dr. Seuss. Color.
Sat./Sun., Feb. 19, 20 THE MUSIC ROOM
Dir. Satyajit Ray, 1965. Indian, Bengali, subtitles. Detailed and musical (thanks
to Ravi Shankar) story of India's aristocracy. Short: Satyajit Ray.
Tues., Feb. 22 *SECRET SIX
Dir. George Hill, 1931. Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Clark Gable in a socially
conscious gangster melodrama. From the director of The Big House.
Wed., Feb. 23 *MALTESE FALCON
Dir. John Houston, 1941. Bogart as Sam Spade, private eye, searching for price-
less treasure but has to outwit Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet, Elisha Cook,
Jr., and Mary Astor to find it and keep it.
A WEEK OF THE FILMS OF ERNST LUBITSCH
Thur., Feb. 24 THE STUDENT PRINCE
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch, 1927. Silent. Norma Shearer, Ramon Navarro, Jean Her-
sholdt. A Viennese love story directed by the "first true sophisticate of the
cinema, a man more influenced by the epigrams, of Shaw and Wilde than by
the wisecracks of Sam Goldwyn." Short: Ambrose's First Falsehood.
Fri., Feb. 25 TROUBLE IN PARADISE
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch, 1932. Sound. Chic Kay Francis gets mixed up with con
artist couple Herbert Marshall and Marian Hopkins in Paris. A fast moving,
beautifully timed comedy and errors as only Lubitsch can do it.
Short: Keaton Short.
Sat., Feb. 26 Matinee 1 & 3 p.m. TEN UPA CARTOONS
Each cartoon is eight minutes. Most of them are Mister Magoo specials.
Sat., Feb.26 CLUNY BROWN
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch, 1946. Jennifer Jones plays a plumber who falls in love with
a refugee (Charles Boyer) in a pre-World War II England. Lubitsch's tongue
is sharp, but the film is sad as well as funny.
Short: Female Impersonator.
Sun., Feb. 27 DESIGN FOR LIVING
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch, 1933. With Gary Cooper and Frederic March. One of the
most forgotten of all great movies. Short: Broadway Highlights.
Mon., Feb. 28 SHOP AROUND THE CORNER.
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch, 1940. James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan. Story of budding
romance in turn-of-the-century Vianna. Here again Lubitsch is the peak of grace '
humor and good manners in a continental world that no longer exists.
Wed., March 29 *THEM
Dir. G. Douglas, 1954. James Arness and James Whitmore
mutants running wild in Los Angeles.
Thur./Fri., March 30, 31 LE MILLION
Dir. Rene Claire, 1930. Brilliant early sound comedy with music. From slapstick
to satire in a zanny story of a search for lost lottery ticket. Music by Georges
Van Parys, Armand Bernard, Phillippe Pares.
Short: Happy Anniversary
Sat./Sun., April 1, 2 ROOM SERVICE
Dir. George Abbott, 1938. The Mark Brothers in a farce about a theatrical troupe
stranded in a posh hotel with no cash.
Short: Incredible Jewel Robbery.
Tues., April 4 *The War Film: World War I-trench warfare
Wed., April 5 *The War Film: World War I-the aerial war
Thur., April 6
Dir. George Cukor,
All women cast:
1939. Script by Clare Booth Luce. Female tension and conflict.
Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Paulette
Tues./Wed., Jan. 25, 26
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Two nights of Chaplin short comedies
Thur./Fri., Jan.27,28 MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA
Dir. Dziga Vertov, 1928. Russian, silent. This film without actors was an early
attack on the dominant theatrical cinema. Like his contemporaries Eisenstein and
Pudovkin, Vertov worked at applying revolutionary consciousness to film form and
content. Short: Red Nightmare
Sun., Jan. 30 Matinee 1 & 3 p.m. ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD
From the Disney Studios The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (for kids who like it a little
scary), and the cahrming story of Wind in the Willows.
Sat./Sun./Mon., Jan. 29, 30, 31 HOUR OF THE FURNACES
This three part Argentine film-essay offers a crash course in the techniques of
cultural and economic oppression. Excellent and complex film made in the unusual
style of Latin American film makers. Saturday, Jan. 29: Part I: NEOCOLONIAL-
ISM AND VIOLENCE, will be shown at 7 & 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30: Part II: ACT
OF LIBERATION, 7 & 10 p.m. Part III: VIOLENCE AND LIBERATION, 9 & 12
p.m. Monday, Jan. 31: HOUR OF THE FURNACES will be shown in its entirety
(four hours and 20 minutes) at 7 p.m. only.
Tues./Wed., Feb. 1,2 *THE NAVIGATOR
Dir. Buster Keaton, 1924. Buster as a rich boy who can't even dress himself but
suddenly finds he must act as the whole crew of an ocean liner.
Thur./Fri., Feb. 3, 4 ALEXANDER N EVSKY
Dir. Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1938. Russian, subtitles. Music by Prokoviev. Nicolai
Cherkassov as the medieval warrior who conquered barbarian hordes in the great
battle on the ice. An exhilarating hymn to the Russian past.
Short: Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc.
Sat., Feb. 5 Matinee 1 & 3 p.m. A WORLD IS BORN
The dinosaur section from Disney's Fantastia plus: Teddy, Moonbird, The Golden
Fish. Three shorts for kids in the spirit of The Red Balloon.
Sat./Sun., Feb. 5, 6 LA COLLECTIONNEUSE
Dir. Eric Rohmer, 1967. First of three Rohmer moral tales. Adrien, another of
Rohmer's self deluding males, thinks he acts for intellectual reasons. From the
director of Claire's Knee. First time shown in Ann Arbor.
Short: Anemic Cinema
Tues., Feb. 8 *THE BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN
Dir. Sergei Eisenstein, 1925. Silent. Sailors mutiny against oppressive Czarist
military. With incredible Odessa steps sequence.
Wed., Feb. 9 -THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
Dir. Carl Dreyer, 1929. Intense study of faces builds to the most subtle and excrui-
tiating version of Joan's trial. Not for the impatient.
Thur., Feb. 10 JOYLESS STREET
Dir. G.W. Pabst, 1925. German, silent. Powerful somber story of people caught in
the chaotic world of Vienna during the ruinous inflation of the 1920's. Asta Nilsson,
Greta Garbo. Short: Uberf all
Fri., Feb. 11 THREE PENNY OPERA
Dir. G. W. Pabst, 1931.-German sound. Rapid action and macabre satire distin-
guish this adaption of Kurt Weill's opera of the underworld. From a text by
Brecht. Short Cinderella
Sat., Feb. 12 Matinee 1 & 3 p.m. EMIL AND
Dir. Peter Tweksbury, 1964. Disney production. Double thriller mystery for kids
-they catch the cops and the robbers.
Fri., April 7 THE LADY EVE
Dir. Preston Sturges, 1941. Barbara Stanwyck as an insolent adventuress fighting
off other dragons. Sturges' sense of farce at its most inventive. Guaranteed-you
will really like this movie.
Sat./Sun., April 8, 9 ZABRISKIE POINT
Dir. Michaelangelo Antonioni, 1969. Antonioni's first film in English. Saga of
modern decadence and violence within and without the youth culture and the
main stream. Rare, sharp understanding of America's brittleness and refusal
to look at its own riduculousness. Short: Ballet Mechanique
Tues., April 11 LOUISIANA STORY
Dir. Robert Flaherty, 1948. Alligators and oil derricks threaten a boy's world as
Standard Oil Invades the Louisiana bayous. A great documentary.
Wed., April 12 *LAW AND ORDER
Dir. Frederick Wiseman, 1969. Maker of Highschool turns his documentary camer-
as on a day in the life of a cop in Kansas City. FREE Showing-donations ac-
FOUR FILMS OF CHARLES LAUGHTON, with Bonus Appearance by Elsa Lan-
caster who will talk about the Films and Laughtou. Time of her appearance at
Cinema Guild to be announced.
Thurs., April 13 PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII
Dir. Alexander Korda, 1933. British. "Some of the greatest and loveliest acting
in the history of the cinema . .. Bertolt Brecht derives the idea of his Galileo from
the spectacle of Charles Laughton's tossing away his chewed-out chicken bone . .."
Andrew Sarris. Short: Bride of Frankenstein.
Fri., April 14 RUGGLES OF RED GAP
Dir. Elo McCarey, 1935. Charles Laughton as the charmingly servile English
butler who gets liberated when he comes to America's Wild West. Not a well
known film but everyone should see this wonderfully acted and fantastically
funny ode to classless America and the open West.
Sat., April 15 THE EPIC THAT NEVER WAS
Dir. Josef von Sternberg, 1937. Commentary and sequences from the unfinished,
frustrating, expensive, detailed. spic I, Claudius. Laughton at his regal best.
Sun., April 16 WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
Dir. Billy Wilder, 1957. Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrick, Tyrone Power and
Elsa Lancaster. Sensational London murder trial filled with tension and suspense.
Laughton stands out with his richly' succulent and amusing portrait of an aging
Tues./Wed., April 18, 19 LOVE HAPPY
Dir. David Miller, 1949. The Marx Brothers cut loose.
Short: Langdon Short.
Thur./Fri., April 20, 21 LES DIABOLIQUES
Dir. Henry-Georges Cluzot, 1955. Chills down your spine-scarier than Hitchcock.
No one can beat the French when it comes to murder.
Short: Tell Tale Heart.
Sat./Sun., April 22, 23 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Dir. Frank Capra, 1939. James Stewart, boy scout leader turned Senator, goes to
the capital and fulfills American dreams of democracy and innocence. With
bubbly Jean Arthur as his essential sidekick.
Tues., April 25 YOUNG MR. LINCOLN
Dir. John Ford, 1939. Written by Lemar Trotti. Henry Fonda as the very young and
earnest lawyer. Ford captures the appeal and sincerity of the man of Illinois.
Wed., April 26 HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
Dir. John Ford, 1941. Ford at his most humane and warmest in this story of Eng-
lish coalminers. Young Roddy McDowell provides the pathos.
Short: How Green Is My Spinach.
Thur./Fri., April 27, 28 SHE DONE HIM WRONG
Dir. Lowell Sherman, 1933. Mae West, reigning chanteuse of the Bowery in the
Gay Nineties, invites Cary Grant to come up and see her sometime. Includes
some great honky tonk rhythms "Where Has My Easy Rider Gone?", "I'm A
Fast Movin' Girl That Likes 'Em Slow," and "Frankie and Johnnie."
Short: Ozzie and Harriet.
Sat., April 29 SALLY OF THE SAWDUST
Dir. D. W. Griffith, 1925. Griffith focuses on the eccentricities of Sally (Carol
Dempster) and Eustace McGargle (W. C. Fields) as they struggle against social
conventions and class distinctions. Griffith's only comedy and Field's first silent
feature. Short: Griffith Report.
Sat., April 30 WHAT NO BEER
Roaring comedy in typicatl Keaton spirit.
Short: Sherlock Jr.
Tues., Feb. 29
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch,
Merry Widow. Music
*THE LADY DANCES
1943. The "Lubitsch Touch" applied to a musical, The
of Lehar. Mauricce Chavalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward
Wed., March 1 *SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Dir. Stanley Donen, 1954. Exciting dancing and spirited singing and delightful
plot make this one of the few exceptional and lasting efforts in a dying genre.
Cinemascope and color.
Mon., March 13-Sunday, March 19
TENTH ANNUAL ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL
Big anniversary year of the world's largest and most festive 16 millimeter film
festival. Screenings at 7, 9, 11 Monday-Saturday. Winners shown Sunday, with
extra winners showings to be announced. Each show is different. The most
intense week of films by independent American and foreign film makers. Get
your tickets early.
Tues./Wed., March 21, 22 *CITIZEN KANE
Dir. Orson Welles, 1941. The loneliness of Charles Foster Kane playen in the
shadows of William Randolph Hearst. Played by Welles' Mercury Company, in-
cluding Welles as Kane and Joseph Cotten as his forgotten friend.
Thur./Fri., March 23, 24 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
Dir. Fred F. Sears, 1956. With Bill Haley and the Comets, The Platters, Freddie
Bell and His Bellboys, Alan Freed. The greatest rock n' roll music played by
the biggest rock n' roll groups in the hippest rock n' roll movie this side of
Short: Oh Dem Watermelons.
Sat./Sun., March 25, 26 END OF SUMMER
Dir Yasujiro Ozu, 1961. Japan, subtitles. Ozu's austere technique and precise
cinematic grammer describe the disintegration of a close-knit family and the
end of traditional society.
Tues., March 28 *FORBIDDEN PLANET
Dir. F. Wilcox, 1956. Shakespeare, science and Jung combine to create one of
the few Sci-fi classics. Cinemascope and color.