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The Lost and Found season of films rarely (or never before) seen on television, or presented in restored versions, opens with this adaptation of Thackeray's Vanity Fair - the first feature shot in full Technicolor.
Starring Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee, Cedric Hardwicke
The film focuses on the adventures of an ambitious young woman as she makes her way in Regency society. (1935)
The season continues with Judy Garland in A Star Is Born, tonight at 9.00pm
Barry Norman on Becky Sharp : page 48
Musical drama continuing the Lost and Found season, starring Judy Garland
Celebrated screen star Norman Maine is saved from drunkenly making a fool of himself in public by struggling young singer Esther Blodgett. Impressed by hertalent, Maine encourages herto try the movies, little knowingthat Esther's spectacular rise to stardom will mirror his own spectacularfall.
The film is presented in a restored version, never before seen on British network television. The Lost and Found season continues with The
Ghost Ship at 12.35am.
Director George Cukor 954)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 51-56
The last of today's films in the Lost and Found season is a drama starring Richard Dix
Junior officer Tom Merriman is assigned to the cargo ship Altair. Initially impressed by the captain, Merriman begins to suspect his obsessive commanding officer of insanity. Their last voyage together becomes a nightmare.
The next film in the season, The Keep, can be seen tomorrow at 10.40pm.
Director Mark Robson (1943) B/W.......8683492 ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 51-56
Continuing the Lost and Found season is this Gothic horror starring Scott Glenn, Alberta Watson. Romania in the Second World War: at a remote mountain castle, two evil forces clash - on the one hand the Nazi SS and, on the other, an unseen power. A mysterious traveller arrives to do battle with both - and to save the innocents caught between. The film features soundtrack music by the 70s German band Tangerine Dream. (1983)
FILM REVIEWS pages 51-56
Prison drama in the Lost and Found season, starring Juanita Brown, Roberta Collins, Erica Gavin
The brutal treatment meted out to the inmates of Connorville Women's Prison sparks a revolt. This is the directorial debut of Jonathan Demme, perhaps best-known for The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia.
Film Reviews pages 61-66
Political drama showing as part of the Lost and Found season, starring
Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli.
A young communist abandons his wealthy fiancee and falls under the influence of a Marxist schoolteacher and a neurotic but attractive aunt.
In Italian with English subtitles.
Film Reviews pages 61-66
Raoul Walsh 's classic psychological western, being shown as part of the Lost and Found season, stars
In turn-of-the-century New Mexico,
Medora Callum raises orphan Jeb Rand as her own, but because of a childhood trauma Jeb is unable to return her affection. When the lonely Jeb falls in love with Medora's daughter he sparks off a disastrous chain of destruction.
The Mitchum after Midnight season starts with Betrayed on Monday.
(1947) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 69-74
Thriller showing as part of the Lost and Found season, starring Tetsuya Watari
Hondo is drawn into a vicious conflict between rival gangs and takes to the road, pursued by ruthless killers. In Japanese with English subtitles.
DirectorSeijun Suzuki (1966) * FILM REVIEWS pages 69-76
Thriller, showing as part of the Lost and Found season, directed by and starring Orson Welles
Gregory Arkadin, a fabulously wealthy and powerful financier, claims that he has no memory of his life prior to 1927, when he found himself in Zurich with 200,000 Swiss francs in his pocket.
Film Reviews pages 75-79
This Rainer Werner Fassbinder drama, showing in the Lost and Found season, is based on a true story.
Starring Vitus Zeplichal
Peter, desperate for his parents' approbation, spends all his free time building a house for them. When he falls in love, he transfers his need for love to his fiancee, showering her with expensive presents and taking on crippling hire purchase debts. Nothing is too good for the people he loves.
(In German with English subtitles) (1976)
Film Reviews pages 59-66
Second World War drama in the Lost and Found season starring Pauline Murray
A rarely seen and once censored examination of what might have happened if the Germans had won the Battle of Britain. With Sebastian Shaw, Fiona Leland, Honor Fehrson.
Directors Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo (1963) ? FILM REVIEWS pages 69-76
A drama shown as part of the Lost and Found season, starring Frank Sinatra
The calm of a small Midwestern town is shattered when three men arrive and hold Secret Service men hostage. Theirtarget is the President of the United States whose train is about to pass through town. Director Lewis Allen (1954) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 69-76
Continuing the Lost and Found season of films. The first showing on network television of the original version of the thriller starring Alain Delon
A contract killer commits a murder, unperturbed by the presence of witnesses. Within a short time, he is himself the target - on the run from the unknown man who commissioned his services, and from a dogged policeman. In French with English subtitles.
Director Jean-Pierre Melville (1967)
Film reviews pages 69-74
Drama, showing in the Lost and Found season of British films gathered from the National Film Archive, previously unseen on British network television, starring Robert Newton
Abandoned by her sailor husband, Mrs McCabe is ieftto bring up herthree children in Liverpool's docklands. Despite the hardships, her eldest daughter remains optimistic, eventually meeting a ship's engineer, who proves to be more constant than herfather.
Director Michael Anderson (1950)
Black and white ......................
♦ See Films: pages 50-58 ***
Adventure, showing in the Lost and Found season of rare films, starring Anton Walbrook
Having fought with the International
Brigade, Czech Karel Langer is refused refugee status by France in 1939, and is sent as slave labourto help build the Saharan railroad for the Germans.
Director Max Greene (1944)
Black andwhite Subtitled..........:...... ♦ See Films: pages 60-66
Adventure, showing in the "Lost and Found" season of rare films.
France 1939: Czechoslovakian Karel Langer is sent as slave labour to help build a Saharan railroad for the Germans.
(1944) (Black and white)
(Postponed from 1 July)
(See Films: pages 46-51)
Musical comedy showing as part of the Lost and Found season.
Starring John Mills
A poor girl, who had feigned interest in buying a Rolls-Royce car, is shocked when the car is eventually delivered to her door.
(1935) (Black and white)
See Films: pages 69-76 **
Drama showing in the Lost and Found season.
Adam McAdam is determined to prove that his sheepdog is the best in the country, but there is another strong contender for the trials.
(Black and white) (Subtitled)
(ÂSee Films: pages 63-74)
Musical showing in the Lost and Found season, starring
John Garrick , Rene Ray
Lucy takes pity on a streetsingerwho has beendrawn into the world of crime.
Director Bernard Vorhaus (1935)
Black and white
* See Films: pages 58-65 **