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The second of four programmes reviewing the past month's new films with Michael Wood
May releases include
The Postman Always Rings Twice: the story of a sexual infatuation that leads to murder, starring Jack Nicholson.
Green Ice: Ryan O'Neal and Omar Sharif in a crime adventure centred round the glamorous world of gems.
Circle of Two: the taboo love between the 60-year-old Richard Burton and the adolescent Tatum O'Neal.
The Fan: with Lauren Bacall as the ageing star on the receiving end of a psychopath's obsession.
Melvin and Howard: the curious tale of a complete unknown, Melvin Dummar , who was willed a fortune by Howard Hughes.


Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Jack Nicholson.
Unknown: Ryan O'Neal
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Tatum O'Neal.
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Melvin Dummar
Unknown: Howard Hughes.
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

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