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: Saturday Cinema: Folies Bergere

starring Maurice Chevalier Ann Sothern , Merle Oberon
A music-hall singer and a fashionable financier are so alike that even the financier's wife cannot tell them apart.
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Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Ann Sothern
Unknown: Merle OBEron
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Fernand, the. Baron Cassini: Maurice Chevalier
Eugene Charlier: Maurice Chevalier
Mimi: Ann Sothern
Geneviève: Merle OBEron
François: Eric Blore
Henry Baneffe: Robert Grieg
M Paulet, Minister of Finance: Halliwell Hobbes
Premier of France: Georges Renevent
M Morrisot: Ferdinand Munier
Rene: Walter Byron
Gustav Chatillard: Lumsden Hare

: Thoroughbred

The development and training of the racehorse from the first unsteady steps as a new-born foal.
An award-winning Canadian film


Unknown: John Watson

: Cricket

The Roses Match: First day Yorkshire v Lancashire

: Yesterday's Witness: Sylvia of Sarawak

This film was made with HH Ranee of Sarawak in Barbados in the summer of 71-just a few months before her death. She tells of her life as Queen of the Headhunters in North Borneo when she became the wife of Vyner Brooke, third and last White Rajah of Sarawak.
Narrated by Claudette Colbert
Producer JANE Oliver


Unknown: Claudette Colbert
Producer: Stephen Peet
Producer: Jane Oliver

: Saturday Request: The Black Safari

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again.
Today: an affectionate parody of explorers and exploration films with Yemi Ajibade Mordel Jordine
Bloke Modisane , Horace Ove and Douglas Botting
For years there have been white expeditions to darkest Africa. Now there comes a black expedition to darkest Britain. In the footsteps of Stanley, in the tradition of The World About Us, and in a take-off of both, a black man's expedition now journeys along the Liverpool-Leeds canal to find the centre of Britain.
On the way the intrepid explorers do what travellers and television safaris always have: they examine the quaint customs of the natives, delve into their folklore and record for posterity an exotic but fast-vanishing culture. As they travel through England they are watched with curiosity by the natives, some of whom they find make very reluctant porters.
... an elaborate and exceedingly good-natured spoof (DAILY TELEGRAPH)


Unknown: Yemi Ajibade
Unknown: Mordel Jordine
Unknown: Bloke Modisane
Unknown: Douglas Botting
Story By: Douglas Botting
Director: Colin Luke

: A Pin to See the Peepshow

by F. TENNYSON JESSE: dramatised in four parts by ELAINE MORGAN
Julia Starling , at 21, has made herself into a successful business woman. But she has also made an ill-judged wartime marriage. In 1918 she faces the return of her husband from the war. Part 2


Unknown: F. Tennyson
Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Unknown: Julia Starling

: European Heritage

A series of seven films about aspects of their past made by seven European countries. 1: Siena
A Race with the Past
One of the great commercial centres of medieval Europe, the city of Siena in Tuscany appears almost unchanged today. Old traditions also continue, like the famous annual horse-race, the Festival of the Palio, held twice every summer on the main square, when the different districts of the city compete for the prize of a silk banner - called the Palio.
This film, made by Italian Television, captures the excitement of the Palio and relates it to everyday life in Siena then and now.
Commentary spoken by WILLIAM FRANKLYN


Spoken By: William Franklyn
Director: Leandro Castellani

: Movies through Midnight: Dark Passage

Humphrey Bogart , Lauren Bacall with Bruce Bennett
Agnes Moorehead , Tom D'Andrea The most successful husband-and-wife team of the 40s star in this classic thriller. Bogart plays an escaped convict bent on discovering the identity of his wife's murderer and the sultry Bacall is the girl who helps him in his quest-and falls in love with him.
George Fellsinger. RORY MALLINSON
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Bruce Bennett
Unknown: Agnes Moorehead
Unknown: Tom D'Andrea
Unknown: George Fellsinger.
Unknown: Rory Mallinson
Director: Delmer Daves
Vincent Parry: Humphrey Bogart
Irene Jansen: Lauren Bacall
Bob: Bruce Bennett
Madge Rapf: Agnes Moorehead
Sam (Cabby): Tom D'Andrea
Baker: Clifton Young
Detective: Douglas Kennedy

: Life in the Balance

starring Ricardo Montalban
Jose Perez , Lee Marvin Anne Bancroft
Little Paco is the only witness to a murder for which his father has been falsely arrested. The boy, trailing the real killer through the crowds at a Mexican fiesta, eventually falls into his hands ...
From a story by GEORGES SlMENON Director HARRY HORNER
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Ricardo Montalban
Unknown: Jose Perez
Unknown: Lee Marvin
Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Little Paco
Unknown: Antonio Gomez Ricardo Montalban
Story By: Georges Slmenon
Director: Harry Horner
The Murderer: Lee Marvin
Maria: Anne Bancroft
Paco: Jose Perez
Lt Fernando: Rodolfo Acosta
Capt Saldana: Carlos Muzquiz
Andres Martinez: Jose Torvay
Carmen Martinez: Fanny Schiller

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