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THE BAND WAGON ('53) :::: [airs saturday, september 1, 2012]

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SUMMER STOCK ('50)
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.

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ZIEGFELD FOLLIES ('46)
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.

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DADDY LONG LEGS ('55)
A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl''s college education.

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THE PARTY ('58)
A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.

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THE GOODBYE GIRL ('77) :::: [airs saturday, september 8, 2012]

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SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR ('78)
Based on Bernard Slade's Broadway play of the same name, this film is about a man and a woman who embark on an annual affair. Through their long-running love affair, the audience witnesses the changes within America and its lifestyles over the course of a quarter of a century.

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SUNDAY IN NEW YORK ('64)
A philandering pilot gets real moral, real fast when his sister contemplates a premarital fling.

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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY ('95)
The brief, illicit love affair between an Iowa housewife and a post-middle-age free-lance photographer is chronicled in this powerful romance based on the best-selling novella by Robert James Waller.

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A TOUCH OF CLASS ('73)
Producer/director Melvin Frank struck box-office gold when he teamed George Segal with Glenda Jackson in this 1970s style romantic comedy about a married insurance executive and a divorced fashion designer who fall in love and embark on a romantic rendezvous in Spain where absolutely nothing goes as planned.

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SUNRISE ('27) :::: [airs saturday, september 15, 2012]

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INTOLERANCE ('16)
In this silent film, four stories from different eras intertwine to depict man's inhumanity to man.

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NOSFERATU ('22)
A beautiful woman risks her life to end a vampire's plague of death and pestilence in F. W. Murnau's landmark vampire film Nosferatu.

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THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI ('19)
Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari still stands as one of the quintessential examples of German Expressionism.

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THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE ('21)
Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, this rich and innovative silent classic (which inspired Ingmar Bergman to make movies) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving morality tale, as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects.

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GILDA ('46) :::: [airs saturday, september 22, 2012]

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THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI ('48)
This puzzle-within-a-puzzle mystery story is a showcase for Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth gives one of her best performances as the deceptive, seductive temptress, hard-edged and cynical.

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PAL JOEY ('57)
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.

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COVER GIRL ('44)
A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind in this extraordinarily lavish Technicolor production from the usually parsimonious Columbia Pictures.

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YOU'LL NEVER GET RICH ('41)
You'll Never Get Rich was the first of two films made by Fred Astaire at Columbia, and also the first in which he was paired with his favorite female dancing partner--not Ginger Rogers or Cyd Charisse, but Rita Hayworth.

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THE FALLEN IDOL ('48) :::: [airs saturday, septemer 29, 2012]
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TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT ('72)
Based on one of Graham Greene's drollest novels, directed by George Cukor, and starring the magnificent Maggie Smith, the joyously cockeyed Travels with My Aunt won a valise full of critical praise.

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THE LADY VANISHES ('38)
A young woman on vacation triggers an international incident when she tries to track an elderly friend who has disappeared. The Lady Vanishes, Alfred Hitchcock's comedy-thriller, came at the end of his British period; this film's success brought Hitchcock to the attention of Hollywood.

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OUR MAN IN HAVANA ('60)
A salesman in Cuba takes up spying to support his spendthrift daughter.

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