Saturday through Tuesday

My Fair Lady (1964)

The film version of My Fair Lady (Best Picture and Director of 1964) came nearly a decade after the Broadway musical. In the meantime Lerner and Loewe created the music for Gigi. Audrey Hepburn had played Gigi on Broadway in 1952, but she turned down the role in the 1958 film.

Some might regret that Warners lacked the courage to use the original Eliza, Julie Andrews, but Audrey is a very suitable consolation prize.

Thanks to the magic of the cinema, future generations will be able to experience Rex Harrison’s performance as Professor Henry Higgins, one of the great musical roles of the twentieth century.

With Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Isobel Elsom.

Directed by George Cukor. Produced by Jack L. Warner. Written by Alan Jay Lerner, from the play Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw. Photographed by Harry Stradling. Music by Frederick Loewe. Costumes by Cecil Beaton. CBS/Warner. 175 minutes.

Saturday through Tuesday (July 25-28) at 7:30, plus 3:00 Sat/Sun.

 

Wednesday through Friday

Winchester '73 (1950)

A man on a quest for vengeance wins a prize Winchester rifle in a shooting contest. In a series of episodes, the rifle passes through various hands.

The first western directed by Anthony Mann introduced a new, intense, complex, even ferocious Stewart. The Stewart-Mann partnership produced eight films, including five classic westerns.

With James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Millard Mitchell, Charles Drake, John McIntire, Will Geer, Jay C. Flippen, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, John Alexander, Steve Brodie.

Directed by Anthony Mann. Produced by Aaron Rosenberg. Screenplay by Robert L. Richards, Borden Chase. Photographed by William Daniels. Universal-International. 92 minutes.

Wednesday through Friday (July 29-31) at 7:30.

 

The Far Country (1954)

A cowboy brings his herd to sell in Alaska. Having demonstrated his skill at looking after his own interests in a hostile world, he finally decides to take a stand for civilization.

The Canadian Rockies provide a striking background, overshadowing the human struggles.

With James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, John McIntire.

Directed by Anthony Mann. Screenplay by Borden Chase. Photographed by William Daniels. Music by Frank Skinner. Universal-International. 96 mins.

Wednesday through Friday (July 29-31) at 5:40 and 9:15.