Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and CPTV Sports are pleased to announce its introduction of a collection of movie classic to its program roster. Continuing in March of 2015, viewers can enjoy an exciting array of noteworthy performances from Natalie Wood’s part in West Side Story and Clark Gable in Gone With the Wind to Cher’s role in Moonstruck and Denzel Washington in Glory. The Movie Classic collection explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers.
The Movie Classic collection through May will include the following feature presentations:
Julie & Julia – A woman in Queens, N.Y., sets a deadline of one year to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s famous cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Starring Amy Adams, Meryl Streep and Chris Messina (2009).
To air on CPTV: Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.
To air on CPTV Sports: Friday, March 13 at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
Barabbas – The biblical thief toils, turns gladiator and seeks salvation after being pardoned in place of Christ. Starring Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano and Arthur Kennedy (1961).
To air on CPTV: Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 at 1 p.m.
To air on CPTV Sports: Friday, April 3 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 4 at 5 p.m.
Black Narcissus – Anglican nuns face a variety of pressures as they attempt to maintain a convent school and hospital in the Himalayas. Starring Deborah Kerr, David Farrar and Flora Robson (1947).
To air on CPTV: Saturday, April 11 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m.
To air on CPTV Sports: Friday, April 17 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 at 5 p.m.
Victor, Victoria – A Chicago mobster falls for a female impersonator, actually a woman, in 1930s Paris. Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner and Robert Preston (1982).
To air on CPTV: Saturday, April 18 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
To air on CPTV Sports: Friday, April 24 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 at 5 p.m.
Gone With the Wind– A fiery Southern belle struggles to return her family’s estate to its original magnificence after the Civil War. Starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Thomas Mitchell (1939).
To air on CPTV: Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m.
To air on CPTV Sports: Friday, April 10 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 11 at 3 p.m.
That’s Entertainment II – A history of Hollywood films and musicals produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, featuring excerpts from many beloved classics. Starring Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and Judy Garland (1976).
To air on CPTV: Saturday, May 2 at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
To air on CPTV Sports: Friday, May 29 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 30 at 5 p.m.
Three Coins In the Fountain – Three single American women make wishes at Rome’s Fountain of Trevi. Starring Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, and Jean Peters (1954).
To air on CPTV: Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 at 3 p.m.
To air on CPTV Sports: Friday, May 1 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 2 at 5 p.m.
An Affair to Remember – Engaged to others, two cruise-ship passengers plan to reunite six months later atop the Empire State Building. Starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, and Richard Denning (1957).
To air on CPTV: Saturday, May 9 at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 at 3 p.m.
To air on CPTV Sports: Friday, May 8 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
Rainman – A wheeler-dealer meets his brother, an institutionalized autistic-savant, and heir to $3 million. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, and Valeria Golino (1988).
To air on CPTV: Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m.
To air on CPTV Sports: Friday, May 15 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 at 5 p.m.
The Graduate – An aimless college man lets an older woman seduce him, and then finds himself falling for her daughter. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katherine Ross (1967).
To air on CPTV: Saturday, May 23 at 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
To air on CPTV Sports: Friday, May 22 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 23 at 5 p.m.
A complete list of movie offerings:
An Affair to Remember, After the Thin Man, Aliens, All the Right Moves, Amadeus, An American in Paris, Annie Hall, The Awful Truth, The Band Wagon, Barabbas, The Barefoot Contessa, The Big Sleep, Black Narcissus, Born Yesterday, Bridge on the River Kwai, Broadcast News, Bullitt, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Caine Mutiny, Call Northside 777, Carousel, Casablanca, Chariots of Fire, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dial M for Murder, Doctor Zhivago, Driving Miss Daisy, A Few Good Men, Four Weddings and a Funeral, From Here to Eternity, Funny Girl, Gandhi, Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Gilda, Glory, Gone with the Wind, The Graduate, The Great Escape, Hello, Dolly!, Holiday, How to Marry a Millionaire, It Happened One Night, Judgment at Nuremburg, Julie & Julia, Kramer vs. Kramer, Lady from Shanghai, The Last Picture Show, Laura, Lawrence of Arabia, Libeled Lady, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Magnificent Seven, The Maltese Falcon, The Manchurian Candidate, Married to the Mob, Meet Me in St. Louis, Moonstruck, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Music Man, Mutiny on the Bounty, My Sweet Murder, Network, Nine to Five, On the Waterfront, Only Angels Have Wings, Hayworth, Patton, The Philadelphia Story, Picnic, Postman Always Rings Twice, Presumed Innocent, Queen Christina, Rain Man, The Remains of the Day, The Right Stuff, Risky Business, Sense and Sensibility, Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers, The Seven Year Itch, Shadow of the Thin Man The Shop Around the Corner, Show Boat, Sleepless in Seattle, Some Like it Hot, Speed, Steel Magnolias, That’s Entertainment I, That’s Entertainment II, That’s Entertainment III, The Thin Man Goes Home, The Thin Man, Three Coins in the Fountain, Tootsie, Unforgiven, Victor, Victoria, Walk the Line, West Side Story, and The Wild One.