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Classic Movie Sundays

Throughout the month of August, NewTV’s Education Channel will be showing classic movies every Sunday evening. The first of each night’s two films will start at 7pm. To watch, turn to Comcast 99, RCN 3 (582 for HD), or Verizon 32. 

 

Schedule:

Sunday August 5
7:00 PM: Charlie Chaplin Film Festival (76 minutes) (Silent Films)
8:30 PM: Jack and the Beanstalk (81 Minutes)

Sunday August 12
7:00 PM: Scarlet Street (105 Minutes)
9:00 PM: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (50 Minutes) (Silent Film)

Sunday August 19
7:00 PM: Gulliver’s Travels (76 Minutes) (Animation)
8:30 PM: Farewell to Arms (78 Minutes)

Sunday August 26
7:00 PM: Things to Come (90 Minutes)
9:00 PM: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (68 Minutes)

 

This Week's Films:

  

 

Film Synopses:

 

CharlieChaplin

Charlie Chaplin Film Festival (1917) (76 Minutes) (Silent Films)

Four Chaplin shorts from 1917: The Adventurer, The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant, presented with music and sound effects.

JackBeanJack and the Beanstalk (1952) (81 Minutes)

Jack and the Beanstalk is a 1952 American family comedy film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is a comic revision of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale.

ScarletStreetScarlet Street (1945) (105 Minutes)

When a man in a midlife crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.

CabinetofCaligariThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) (50 Minutes)

At a carnival in Germany, Francis and his friend Alan encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari. The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare, a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Shockingly, Cesare then predicts Alan's death, and by morning his chilling prophecy has come true -- making Cesare the prime suspect.

GulliversTravelsGulliver’s Travels (1939) (76 Minutes) (Animation)

Paramount Pictures’ first feature-length animated film based upon the Lilliput and Blefuscuian adventures of Gulliver depicted in Jonathan Swift's 18th century novel Gulliver's Travels.

FarewelltoArmsFarewell to Arms (1932) (78 Minutes)

Based on the 1929 semi-autobiographical novel A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, the film is about a romantic love affair between an American ambulance driver and an English nurse in Italy during World War I. Directed by Frank Borzage and starring Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper.

ThingstoComeThings to Come (1939) (90 Minutes)

It's Christmas 1940, and Everytown resident John Cabal fears that war is imminent. When it breaks out, the war lasts 30 years, destroying the city and ushering in a new dark age of plagues and petty despots. But there is hope in the form of Wings Over the World, a group of pacifist scientists and thinkers lead by Cabal. Their dream is to build a utopian society on the ruins of the old.

SherlockHolmesSherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) (68 Minutes)

Sherlock Holmes saves noted Swiss physicist Franz Tobel from the Gestapo in Zurich and smuggles him to London. Tobel presents a weapon he developed to government officials, and when arch-villain Professor Moriarty subsequently abducts him, Holmes and Dr. Watson risk their lives to find him.