Guest Programmer: Gene Wilder
He chooses a wide range of movies beginning with the sentimental drama Random Harvest (1942), "the most romantic film I've ever seen." The "funniest" for him is the 1934 version of the operetta The Merry Widow (1934), with comic touches by director Ernst Lubitsch that are "just magic." A fan of Agatha Christie, Wilder tells host Robert Osborne that he "can never get tired" of the film version of her Witness for the Prosecution (1957). He says he never appreciated Bette Davis films until he saw her in the "knockout" drama Dark Victory (1939) and recognized her brilliance.