Peter Grimm is a well meaning meddler. When he succeeds in persuading his adopted daughterto marry his nephew he thinks it's allforthe best - but death puts a very new perspective on matters. With Helen Mack , Edward Ellis , Donald Meek and George Breakston.
Director George Nicholls Jr (1935) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65
The season of ghost films ends with this thriller, starring
A draughtsman is worried when his youngdaughter"invents" a secret companion who appears to be his first wife, and who was once thought to have supernatural powers. With Kent Smith , Jane Randolph and Ann Carter.
Directors Robert Wise and GuntherVon Fritsch (1944)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65
In this classic Arena interview,
Orson Welles talks frankly about his long career in film, theatre, and radio, his early life and his incompatibility with an industry he once took by storm. Contributions are made by Jeanne Moreau ,
Anthony Perkins , John Huston , Charlton Heston , Peter Bogdanovich and Robert Wise. The programme is followed by his cinematic masterpiece Citizen Kane. Producers Leslie Megahey and Alan Yentob
The Cinema Century season of great films to celebrate the centenary of the cinema begins with a biographical drama (allegedly based on William Randolph Hearst), directed by and starring Orson Welles.
After the death of famous newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane, reporters try to discover the truth about his life. What was he really like, and who was Rosebud, the name he spoke just before he died? Five people who knew him give five different impressions.
(1941, U) (B/W) (Subtitled)
(A programme on the sale of William Randolph Hearst's art treasures, The Sale of the Century, is at 8.05pm)
(See Barry Norman, page 54)
Charles Foster Kane:
Boss JW 'Big Jim' Gettys:
Walter Parks Thatcher:
Mrs Mary Kane:
Raymond, head butler:
Mrs Emily Norton Kane:
This year's Royal Television Society lecturer is writer and television dramatist Andrew Davies, whose credits include "A Very Peculiar Practice" and the recent adaptation of "Middlemarch". He talks about his early days as a writer, what lifts a television script above the ordinary and what, in his view, is wrong with the state of popular drama today.
Four more first round matches are played this afternoon, and feature John Part and Bobby George. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.
The season of classic 50s musicals ends with a film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit production showing in widescreen format and starring Gordon MacRae Shirley Jones
Billy Bigelow , in a starry heaven, learns that his wife and daughterare having problems on earth .As he recounts their life together he is told that he may return to them - just for one day.
The original stage version was first produced on Broadway in April and ran for890 performances. The musical score includes the show-stopping songs When I Marry Mister Snow, June Is Bustin' Out All Over and You'll Never Walk Alone.
Director Henry King (1956)
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Enoch Snow Jr:
Hugh Scully tells the story of how the American press baron
William Randolph Hearst (allegedly the inspiration for Orson
Welles's Citizen Kane, shown earlier today as the first film in the Cinema Century season) was obliged to sell some of his art collection in 1941 in Gimbels department store in New York. Having been forced into the sale by a cash deficit of$11 million, he sold only half of his amassed antiquities - the ones he had stored in a four-storey Bronx warehouse.
The sale gave ordinary people the chance to buy unique items at unbeatable prices. This documentary begins with archive footage of the sale, the treasures and some of Hearst's fabulous houses and goes on to trace the whereabouts and owners of some of the highly collectable items. A team of Antiques Roadshow-style experts helps Scully to unravel the stories behind some of the items and reassess their value.
See today's choices.
Director Alan Lewens
Producers Dee Lustig and Jo Lustig
A ghost story starring Emma Thompson, Adrian Dunbar, Eleanor Bron
A haunting tale set in the Scottish Highlands where a couple, expecting their first child, are spending a few days away with the hope of making a fresh start to their relationship. But the past creeps up on the present with devastating consequences.
Showing in widescreen format. See today's choices.
Written and directed by Paul Murton
See This Week: page 7
The first showing on network television for this musical biography of rock legend Jim Morrison , starring Val Kilmer , Meg Ryan and Kyle MacLachlan
Oliver Stone's intense portrayal of the so-called "Lizard King" and demon prince of 60s rock begins in California in 1965, with the 22-year-old Morrison spending his time on the beach writing poetry and taking drugs. After dropping out of college with fellow student Ray Manzarek he formsthe Doors with two other musicians.
The remaining film catalogues Morrison's journey to an early grave in 1971, combining brilliantly staged concert sequences with his now legendary narcotic and sexual habits. Classic hits such as Riders on the Storm, Hello, I Love You, Break On
Through, Light My Fire and The End are all featured along the way.
(1991) Stereo Subtitled .............. * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65
Young Jim Morrison:
Floyd Red Crow
Highlights of tonight's matches. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.