Tony Mastroianni Review Collection

Movie Reviews

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  • The Price is right -- Dr. Phibes isn't so abominable
    "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" is playing at local theaters. Horror; adults, teens. In the cast are Vincent Price, Virginia North, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas, Peter Jeffrey. Running time: 93 minutes.
  • "Accident" Film Is a Dull Mishap
    "Accident" is playing at the Vogue Theater. Character drama; adults. In the cast are Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, Michael York, Vivien Merchant: Running time: 105 minutes.
  • Maybe "Adam at 6 A.M." should have stayed in bed
    "Adam at 6 A.M." is playing at area theaters. Drama adults. In the cast are Michael Douglas, Lee Purcell, Joe Don Baker. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • See "Sabata"? Yul Be Sorry
    "Adios, Sabata" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults, teens. In the cast are Yul Brynner, Dean Reed, Pedro Sanchez. Running time: 106 minutes.
  • "Bullwhip Griffin" Has Lots Of Snap
    "The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin" is playing At 10 area theaters. Western comedy. Among those in the cast are Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, Karl Malden, Richard Haydn, Bryan Russell. Running time: 110 minutes.
  • Sellers Leads a Merry Chase in "Fox"
    "After the Fox" opened yesterday at the State, Shaker and Granada. In the cast are Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Akim Tamiroff, Martin Balsam, Britt Ekland. Running time: 103 minutes. Capsule comment: Generally entertaining movie that gives Peter Sellers a chance to exercise his wide range of mimicry.
  • Cassius Clay film clips right along
    "A.K.A. Cassius Clay" is playing at the Hipp and Miles drive-in. Boxing-biographical documentary; adults, teens. Running time: 81 minutes.
  • What to do for an encore? Nothing
    "Alex in Wonderland" is playing at the Fox Cedar Center. Comedy; adults. In the cast are Donald Sutherland, Ellen Burstyn. Running time: 109 minutes.
  • "Black Stockings" is sheer nonsense
    "All Neat in Black Stockings" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Victor Henry, Susan George, Jack Shepherd. Running time: 96 minutes.
  • Bergman Tries Color and Comedy
    "All These Women" opened last night at the Heights Art and Westwood. Swedish film with English subtitles, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. In the cast are Jarl Kulle, Harriet Andersson and Bibi Andersson. Running time: 80 minutes. Capsule judgment: Bawdy Bergman -- the Swedish master of murky movies switches to color and comedy.
  • "American Graffiti" captures the times
    "American Graffiti" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Richard Dreyfuss, Ronny Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charlie Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, MacKenzie Phillips. Running time: 110 minutes,
  • "Amityville" is a horror
    "The Amityville Horror" is playing at local theaters. Horror movie; adults, older teens. In the cast are James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger. Running time: 118 minutes.
  • "Moll" Isn't Built Like "Tom"
    "The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders" is at the Cinema, Palace and Riverside. In the cast are Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Lilli Palmer, George Sanders, Leo McKern, VitTorio DeSica and Angela Lansbury. Running time: 126 minutes. Capsule judgment: An imitation of "Tom Jones" that makes that wonderful original look even better.
  • 'Hope to Die' lacks a script
    "And Hope to Die" is playing at local theaters. Gangster melodrama; adults, Older teens. In the cast are Robert Ryan, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean Gaven, Lea Massari, Aldo Ray, Tisa Farrow. Running time: 95 minutes.
  • "Anderson Tapes" seems unsure of which direction to unwind
    "The Anderson Tapes" is playing at local theaters. Crime melodrama; adults, older teens. In the east are Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam, Alan King, Ralph Meeker, Christopher Walker. Running time: 98 minutes.
  • "The Andromeda Strain" is superior science-fiction
    "The Andromeda Strain" is playing at local theaters. Science-fiction; general audiences. In the cast are Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid. Running time: 130 minutes.
  • Gods aren't on side of angels this time
    "The Angel Levine" is playing at the Village Theater. Comedy-drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Zero Mostel, Ida Kaminska, Harry Belafonte, Milo O'Shea. Running time: 104 minutes.
  • Kazan's "Arrangement" Is Waste of Time
    "The Arrangement" opened yesterday at local theaters. Drama; strictly adult. In the cast are Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Hume Cronyn, Richard Boone. Running time: 125 minutes.
  • Goodby -- Indeed! Critic Tells Movie
    "Arrivederci, Baby!" is at the Allen, Great Northern and Severance and Canal Road, East Side and Memphis Drive-ins. Among those in the cast are Rosanna Schiaffino, Tony Curtis, Lionel Jeffries, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nancy Kwan and Fenella Fielding. Running time: 106 minutes.
  • Liz Taylor succeeds in acting her age
    "Ash Wednesday" is playing here. Romantic drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Elizabeth Taylor, Keith Baxter, Henry Fonda and Helmut Berger. Running time: 99 minutes....December 28, 1973
  • Jack'n Juliet are barely funny
    "Avanti" is playing at local theaters. Romantic comedy; adults. In the cast are Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews. Running time: 144 minutes.

B

  • "Bananas" is just Woody Allen's gags
    "Bananas" is playing at the World East and World West. Comedy; adults. In the cast are Woody Allen, Louise Lasser. Running Time: 82 minutes.
  • "Bang the Drum" is laced with laughs
    "Bang the Drum Slowly" is playing at local theaters. Baseball drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster. Running time: 97 minutes.
  • BaRbra Meets Her Match in Montand
    "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" is playing at Loew's East and West. Musical fantasy; general audiences. In the cast are Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden. Running time: 129 minutes.
  • "Barefoot in Park" Remains Sure-Footed Comedy Winner
    "Barefoot in the Park" is at Loew's East, West and Ohio, at the Yorktown and Vogue and at the Auto-o-rama, Euclid Ave. and Pearl Rd. Drive-ins. Romantic comedy; adults. In the cast are Robert Redford, Charles Boyer, Jane Fonda, Herbert Edelman. Running time: 106 minutes.
  • Holy Popcorn! It's Batman's
    "Batman" opened yesterday at 15 area theaters. In the cast are Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Adam West, Burt Ward and Lee Meriwether. Running time: 105 minutes. Capsule comment: Holy popcorn! The Dynamic Duo is all over the big screen.
  • "Battle of the Bulge" Is Exciting, but Has a Bulge of Bad Facts
    "The Battle of the Bulge" opened last night at the Great Northern Theater. In the cast are Henry Fonda, Telly Savalas, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews. Running time: 163 minutes plus intermission. Capsule comment: Plenty of action, but any similarity between this and history is purely coincidental.
  • 'Bedknobs' Flies Away to Fun
    "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" is playing at local theaters. Musical-fantasy; family. In the cast are Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Ian Weighill, Cindy O'Callahan and Roy Snart. Running time: 117 minutes.
  • "The Beguiled" script just isn't   
    "The Beguiled" is playing at local theaters. Melodrama; adults, older teens. ln the cast are Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris. Running time: 105 minutes.
  • Jim Brown rides again
    "Black Gunn" is playing at local theaters. Action melodrama; adults. In the cast are Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes, Vida Blue. Running time: 94 minutes.
  • "Billy Jack" Offers a Real Hero
    "Billy Jack" is playing at local theaters. Melodrama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Bert Freed. Running time: 112 minutes.
  • Boys Look Tall, Men Stunted
    "Bless the Beasts and Children" is playing at theaters here. Drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Bill Mumy, Barry Robins, Miles Chapin. Running time: 109 minutes.
  • Tired "Blood and Lace" features Gloria Grahame
    [Blood and Lace] Gloria Grahame has come out of retirement for a movie called "Blood and Lace." The picture is so bloody awful it can't do very much to further her new career... March 27, 1971
  • Antonioni's "Blow-Up" Puts Mod World in Focus
    "Blow-Up" is playing at the Vogue. Avante garde film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. In the cast are David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sara Miles. Running time: 110 minutes.
  • "Boatniks" Cruises Along on a Predictable Voyage
    "The Boatniks" is playing at local theaters. Comedy; family. In the cast are Phil Silvers, Robert Morse, Stefanie Powers, Don Ameche, Wally Cox, Norman Fell and Mickey Shaughnessy. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • Sellers Holds Up Weak Film
    "The Bobo" is at the Allen, Great Northern, Richmond and Riverside and at the Northfield Star and Pearl Rd. Drive-ins. Comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland, Adolfo Celi, Rossano Brazzi. Running time: 105 minutes.
  • "Born to Win" Loses
    "Born to Win" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-drama; adults. In the cast are George Segal, Karen Black, Jay Fletcher, Paula Prentiss. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • Story of a Genie That Time Passed By
    "The Brass Bottle" is showing at a number of neighborhood theaters. In the cast are Tony Randall, Burl Ives, Barbara Eden, Kamala Devi. Running time: 86 minutes. Capsule judgment: Fairy tale for adults. The humor, though a little forced at times, is agreeable and pleasant on the whole.
  • Child's Play Can Be Pretty Deadly
    "Brotherhood of Satan" is playing at local theaters. Horror film; adults, older teens. In the cast are Charles Bateman, Ahana Capri, Strother Martin. Running time: 92 minutes.
  • The wheel world breaks away
    "Breaking Away" is playing at local theaters. Comedy; adults, teens. In the cast are Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haldy, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • Bette Davis and Borgnine Play in Dumb-Bunny Film
    "Bunny O'Hare" is playing at local theaters. Comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Cassidy, Joan Delaney, John Astin and Reva Rose. Running time: 92 minutes.
  • The Sharif loses out to "The Burglars"
     "The Burglars" is playing at local theaters. Crime drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon, Robert Hossein. Running time: 117 minutes....August 4 1972
  • Ann-Margaret Bombs in Jerry-Built Role
    "Bus Riley's Back in Town" is playing at the State and Cinema. Among those in the cast are Michael Parks, Janet Margolin, Kim Darby and Ann-Margaret. Running time: 93 minutes. Capsule judgment: Story of a young man's search for himself has some good moments, others that are pretty awful.
  • "Bye Bye Birdie" Flies High, Man
    "Bye Bye Birdie" opened yesterday at the Allen. Among those in the cast are Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Ed Sullivan and Paul Lynde. Running time: 112 minutes. Capsule judgment: Wildly, zestfully, youthfully entertaining -- should play the Allen the rest of the summer.


C-D

  • "Cactus Flower" Scores on Screen
    "Cactus Flower" will open tomorrow in local theaters. Comedy; adults, teens. In the cast are Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston, Rick Lenz, Vito Scotti, Irene Hervey. Running time: 103 minutes.
  • Film has fun with the gay lifE
     "La Cage Aux Folles" is playing at World East and World West. French film with English subtitles. In the cast are Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, Claire Maurier, Remy Laurent. Comedy, adults. Running time: 99 minutes.
  • Way It Is in Camelot -- Not So Hot
    "Camelot" opened last night at the Colony. Musical; adults, older teens. In the cast are Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, Lionel Jeffries, David Hemmings. Running time: 178 minutes plus intermission.
  • "The Candidate" is impersonal  
    "The Candidate', is playing at theaters here. Political drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Don Porter, Allen Garfield, Melvyn Douglas. Running time: 110 minutes....August 3, 1972
  • Surely Their Best Friends Should Have Told Them
    "Caprice" is at the Richmond, Riverside, Stillwell and the Eastlake, Pearl Rd.and Northfield Star drive-ins. Comedy-suspense movie for adults. Among those in the cast are Doris Day Richard Harris, Edward Mulhare, Jack Kruschen, Ray Walston. Running time: 98 minutes.
  • "Captain Apache" Rides Between Action, Laughs
    "Captain Apache" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults, teens. In the cast are Lee Van Cleef, Carroll Baker, Stuart Whitman. Running time: 94 minutes.
  • Sensationalism obscures point of "Carnal Knowledge"
    "Carnal Knowledge" is playing at local theaters. Drama, strictly adult. In the cast are Jack Nicholson, Art Garfunkle, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margret. Running time: 96 minutes.
  • "Carry On Camping" Film Not a Knapsack of Laughs
    "Carry On Camping" is playing at World East and World West. Comedy; adults. In the cast are Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • "Casino Royale" Is a Mish-Mash
    "Casino Royale" opened yesterday at the Cinema, Hipp, Loew's East and West. Among those in the cast are David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Woody Allen, Joanna Pettet, Orson Welles, Deborah Kerr. Running time: 130 minutes.
  • "C.C. Si?" No!
    "C. C. and Company'' is playing at local theaters. Motorcycle melodrama; adults. In the cast are Joe Namath, Ann-Margret and William Smith. Running time: 94 minutes....January 29, 1971
  • Violence is golden in "Charley Varrick"
    "Charley Varrick" is playing here. Crime melodrama, adults, older teens. In the cast are Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andy Robinson. Running time: 111 minutes.
  • Cheyenne Autumn
    "Cheyenne Autumn" is playing at the Hipp and the Canal Road, East Side and Memphis drive-in theaters. ln the cast are Richard Widmark, Dolores Del Rio, Ricardo Montalban, Gilbert Roland, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Edward G. Robinson and James Stewart. Running time: 145 minutes. Epic treatment of the Cheyennes' 1500 mile flight.
  • "Child's Play" is menacing -- building suspense to the finish
    "Child's Play" is playing at the World East and World West. Suspense drama; adults, teens. In the cast are James Mason, Robert Preston, Beau Bridges. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • All-Star Cast, Good Acting Make a Better Western
    "Chuka" is at the Alhambra, Broadvue, Embassy and Madison and at the Euclid Ave., Northfield Star and Pearl Rd. drive-ins. Adult western. Among those in the cast are Rod Taylor, John Mills, Ernest Borgnine, James Whitmore, Luciana Paluzzi and Louis Hayward. Running time: 105 minutes.
  • "Claire's Knee" is Man's Obsession "Claire's Knee"is playing at the Heights Art and Westwood. Drama; adults. In the cast are Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Beatrice Romand. French film with English subtitles. Running time: 103 minutes.
  • Plot Never Thickens in "Clambake"
    "Clambake" opens today at 10 area theaters. Beach party,musical; adults, teens. In the cast are Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, Bill Bixby, Gary Merrill, James Gregory. Running time: 99 minutes.
  • "Cross-Eyed' Lion" is Family Film
    "Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion" is playing at the Allen Theater, Eastlake, and the Northfield Star and Pearl Rd. drive-ins. In the cast are Marshall Thompson, Richard Hayden, Cheryl Miller, Betsy Drake and a lion named Clarence. Running time: 98 minutes. Capsule review: Film about work of veterinarians among wild animals along with a gimmick that's never fully used.
  • Script Problems Disable "Clay Pigeon"
    "Clay Pigeon" is playing at local theaters. Crime drama; adults. In the cast are Tom Stern, Telly Savalas, Robert Vaughn, Burgess Meredith, Marilyn Akin. Running time: 99 minutes.
  • "The Clowns" Is Pure Fellini
    "The Clowns" is playing at World East and World West. Running time: 90 minutes. Italian movie with English sub-titles written and directed by Federico Fellini. General audiences.
  • Cotton's zest gone in "Charleston Blue" 
    "Come Back Charleston Blue" is playing at local theaters. Mystery-Comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are Raymond St. Jacques, Godfrey Cambridge, Minnie Gentry, Jonelle Allen, Peter De Anda. Running time: 100 minutes... July 20, 1972
  • New Sinatra Movie Strictly for Fun
    "Come Blow Your Horn" is now playing at the State. In the cast are Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb, Molly Picon, Barbara Rush, Jill St. John and Tony Bill. Running time: 115 minutes. Capsule judgment: A lightweight, strictly for fun, movie.
  • "Confession" tells of purges
    "Confession" is playing at the Heights Art and Westwood. Historical drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Yves Montand, Simone Signoret. Running time: 138 minutes.
  • "The Conformist" Is Tedious Film
    "The Conformist" is playing at the Heights Art and Westwood. Drama; adults. In the cast are Jean Louis Trintignant and Stefania Sandrelli. Running time: 112 minutes.
  • Latest ape picture is a dog  
    "The Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" is playing at local theaters. Melodrama; general audiences. In the cast are Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban. Running time: 87 minutes... July 14, 1972
  • Film Pretty Contemptuous
    "Contempt" opened last last night at the Continental Art. Among those in the cast are Michel Piccoli Fritz Lang, Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance. French film with English subtitles. Running time: 103 minutes. Capsule judgment: Dull and heavy-handed movie about the dissolution of a marriage.
  • Newman Thrills in Prison Drama
    "Cool Hand Luke" opens today at the Cedar Lee, Cinema II, Shoregate Cinema, Embassy, Great Northern and Vogue and the Canal Road and East Side drive-ins. Prison drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Jo Van Fleet. Running time: 126 minutes.
  • "The Corrupt Ones" Runs Out of Steam
    "The Corrupt Ones" is now showing at nine local theaters. Crime melodrama. Among those in the cast are Robert Stack, Elke Sommer, Werner Peters, Christian Marquand, Nancy Kwan. Running time: 96 minutes.
  • Everyman Triumphs to a Degree
    "Crazy Quilt" opens tonight at the Continental Art. In the cast are Tom Rosqui and Ina Mela with narration by Burgess Meredith. Produced, directed, photographed and edited by John Korty. Running time: 90 minutes. Capsule comment: Off-beat and arty, but a thoroughly ingratiating and often funny movie about a modern Everyman.
  • "Cromwell" is a lavish spectacle
    "Cromwell" is playing at the Center-Mayfield and Detroit. Historical movie; general audiences. In the cast are Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin. Running time: 141 minutes.... February 18, 1971
  • The Cross and the Switchblade
    "The Cross and the Switchblade" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Pat Boone, Erik Estrada, Jackie Geroux, Jo-Ann Robinson. Running time: 106 minutes
  • Blind Alley "Cats" Appeal Repulsively
    "Cul-de-Sac" is playing at the Vogue. Comedy-drama; strictly adult. In the cast are Donald Pleasence, Francoise Dorleac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran. Running time: 104 minutes.
  • Acting talent lost in 'Amber'
    "Darker Than Amber" is playing at local theaters. Melodrama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Rod Taylor, Suzy Kendall, Theodore Bikel. Running time: 97 minutes.
  • Julie Bounces Back in "Lili"
    "Darling Lili" is playing at local theaters. Musical; adults, teens. In the cast are Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson. Jeremy Kemp, Lance Percival. Running time: 139 minutes.
  • Great Scott! You'll flip over this picture
    "The Day of the Dolphin" is playing here. Adventure drama; adults, teens. In the cast are George C. Scott, Fritz Weaver, Paul Sorvino, Trish Van Devere. Running time: 105 minutes....December 21, 1973
  • Joe Egg loses out on the screen  
    "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" is playing at the Cedar Lee. Drama; adults. In the cast are Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles, Sheila Gish, Joan Hickson. Running time: 106 minutes...July 15, 1972
  • Jim Coburn Runs Ahead of Storyline
    "Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round" is at Loew's State, East and West, and the Mapletown and Parma Theaters. In the cast are James Coburn, Camilla Spary, Aldo Ray, Robert Webber, Nina Wayne. Running time: 108 minutes. Capsule comment: James Coburn is a charming rogue in a fragmentary comedy-crime story.
  • Cheesecake Plus Murder Produce Checkmate
    "Deadlier Than the Male" is at nine area theaters. In the cast are Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina and Nigel Green. Running time: 98 minutes.
  • "Death in Venice" is slow and painful
    "Death in Venice" is playing is playing at the Cedar-Lee. Drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Dirk Bogarde, Bjorn Andreson, Silvana Mangano. Running time: 130 minutes....August 6, 1971
  • "Deep End" is More Dizzy Than Deep
    "Deep End" is playing at the Heights Art and Westwood. Melodrama; adults. In the cast are Jane Asher, John Moulder Brown, Diana Dors. Running time: 87 minutes.
  • "The Defector" a Good Spy Yarn
    "The Defector" is a spy movie, but not of the James Bond type. In its philosophy -- though not in execution -- it is a cousin to "The Spy Came In From the Cold." In both films the message seems to be that the cold war is nasty, dirty, drab and that there are cold blooded connivers on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
  • All-star cast carries "A Delicate Balance"
    "A Delicate Balance" will play movie houses associated with the American Film Theater series Monday and Tuesday at 2 and 8 p.m. Drama; adults. In the cast are Paul Scofield, Katherine Hepburn, Lee Remick, Kate Reid, Joseph Cotten, Betsy Blair. Running time: 2 hours, 12 minutes plus two intermissions.
  • "Derby" is mind-boggling
    "Derby" is playing at local theaters. Semi-documentary; adults. In the cast are Charlie O'Connell, Mike Snell. Running time: 96 minutes.
  • "Desperate Characters" Views Despair in the City
    "Desperate Characters" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults. In the cast are Shirley MacLaine, Kenneth Mars, Sada Thompson. Running time: 88 minutes.
  • "Devi" Is Delicately Done  
    "Devi," an Indian film, and "Odd Obsession," a Japanese movie, opened last night at the Continental. Both have English subtitles. Running time of each: 96 minutes. Capsule comment: "Devi" is a delicately done study of the tragedy that results from the mixing of superstition with religion. "Obsession" is truly odd.
  • Russell's "The Devil" is Lurid for the Sake of Being Lurid
    "The Devils" is playing at area theaters. Religious drama; adults. In the cast are Oliver Reed, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Jones. Running time: 109 minutes.
  • James Bond Brings Back Lots of Violence, Villains
    "Diamonds Are Forever" is now playing at local theaters. Action-adventure, adults, older teens. In the cast are Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot. Running time: 119 minutes.
  • "Dirty Little Billy" is a grimy little film
    "Dirty Little Billy" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults. In the cast are Michael J. Pollard, Lee Purcell, Richard Evans, Charles Aidman. Running time: 93 minutes.
  • Lee Marvin Wraps Up "Dirty Dozen"
    "The Dirty Dozen" is playing at the Center-Mayfield, Fairview, Granada, Lake, Mercury, State, Shaker and at the Canal Road and Eastlake drive-ins. War melodrama; adults, teens. Among those in the cast are Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson, Richard Jaeckel, Jim Brown, Ernest Borgnine, John Cassavetes. Running time: 149 minutes.
  • 'Harry' Isn't So Dirty, But It Sure Is Gory
    "Dirty Harry" is playing at local theaters. Crime melodrama; adults. In the cast are Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, Andy Robinson. Running time: 102 minutes.
  • Donahue in "Trumpet" One Long, Sour Note
    "A Distant Trumpet" is playing at a number of neighborhood and drive-in theaters. In the cast are Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette, Diane McBain and James Gregory. Running time: 117 minutes. Capsule judgment: Proves you can make a bad movie out of a good book.
  • "Doc" is Shot Full of Holes
    "Doc" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults. In the cast are Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway, Harris Yulin. Running time: 96 minutes
  • "Doctors' Wives" is not the cure for what is wrong with the movie
    "Doctors' Wives" is playing at local theaters. Melodrama: adults. In the cast are Dyan Cannon, Richard Crenna, Gene Hackman, Carroll O'Connor, Rachel Roberts, Janice Rule, Diana Sands, Cara Williams, Running time: 102 minutes....February 11, 1971
  • Swedish Film Portrays Macabre Trip to Insanity
    "The Doll" opens tonight at the Heights Art and Westwood. Swedish film with English subtitles. In the cast are Per Oscarsson and Gio Petre. Running time: 93 minutes. Macabre and sometimes depressing study of a man going insane with loneliness.
  • "Dollars" Stays on the Goldie Standard
    "Dollars" is playing at local theaters. Crime-comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, Gert Frobe, Robert Webber, Scott Brady, Arthur Brauss. Running time: 120 minutes.
  • "Don Juan" Lives Again in Old Film
    "Don Juan" is now showing at Playbill-East. In the cast are John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Myrna Loy, Warner Oland. Silent film with background music, sound effects and printed dialog. Running time: 110 minutes. Capsule judgment: They may have something here.
  • Basketball Film Fails to Score
    "Drive, He Said" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults. In the cast are William Tepper, Karen Black, Michael Margotta. Running time: 90 minutes.

 

E-G

  • 7 Children Share Honors With Hope in His Latest
    "Eight on the Lamb" is playing at the Center-Mayfield, Fairview, Parma, Shaker and State and at the Canal Rd., Eastlake, Eastside and Memphis drive-ins. Family comedy. Among those in the cast are Bob Hope, Phillis Diller, Jonathan Winters, Shirley Eaton, Jill St. John. Running time: 106 minutes.
  • Wayne-Mitchum Western Moves at a Good Gallop
    "El Dorado" is playing at a dozen area theaters. Among those in the cast are John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Hunnicutt and James Caan. Running time: 126 minutes.
  • Electra polices "Easy Rider"
    "Electra Glide in Blue" is playing at local theaters. Story of a motorcycle cop; adults. In the cast are Robert Blake, Billy Bush, Mitchell Ryan, Jeannine Riley. Running time: 113 minutes.
  • Good wins in "Horseman"
    "The Electric Horseman" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson, John Saxon. Running time: 120 minutes.
  • Supporting Cast Steals Show in "Enter Laughing"
    'Enter Laughing" is playing at the Allen, Heights Art, Stillwell and Westwood. Comedy; adults, teens. In the east are Jose Ferrer, Shelley Winters, Jack Gilford, Elaine May, Janet Margolin and Reni Santoni. Running time: 112 minutes.
  • This movie apes its betters
    "Escape From the Planet of the Apes", is playing at local theaters. Science-fiction; general audiences. In the cast are Kim Hunter, Roddy McDowell, Bradford Dillman; Eric Braeden. Running time: 98 minutes.
  • Evel Knievel
    "Evel Knievel" is playing at the Vogue. Pseudo biography; adults, older teens. In the cast are George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, Bert Freed, Rod Cameron. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • "Executive Action" filled with subtle drama
    "Executive Action" is playing here. Suspense drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer. Running time: 91 minutes.
  • "The Exorcist" is an unquieting film
    "The Exorcist" is playing at the Colony. Devilish melodrama; adults. In the cast are Max Von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair. Running time: 121 minutes....December 29, 1973
  • Fu Manchu's as Evil as Ever
    "The Face of Fu Manchu" is at the Cinema and Palace and the East Side, Euclid Ave. and Memphis drive-ins. In the cast are Christopher Lee, NigeI Green, Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor, Tsai Chin and James Robertson Justice. Running time: 90 minutes. Capsule comment: This revival of the Fu Manchu stories is played straight and for thrills.
  • Welles Brings "Falstaff" to Life
    "Falstaff" will play four performances Wednesday and Thursday at the Allen, Beach Cliff and Vogue. Shakespearean comedy-drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Orson Welles, John Gielgud, Keith Baxter, Margaret Rutherford, Jeanne Moreau, Norman Rodway and Marina Vlady. Running time: 115 minutes.
  • The Family Way --- A Sensitive Marital Drama
    [The Family Way] Warm, perceptive and ingratiatingly human is "The Family Way," an English motion picture which opened at the Colony this week. This strictly adult film is about newlyweds whose marriage "hasn't taken on," as one character puts it. Ten weeks after the ceremony bride Hayley Mills has as much right to wear white as she ever did and husband Hywel Bennett is unhappy, ashamed and bitter.
  • "Fahrenheit 451" on Low Burner
    "Fahrenheit 451" is at the Detroit and Richmond. In the cast are Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, Cyril Cusack. Directed by Francois Truffaut. Running time: 111 minutes.
  • "Fate Is the Hunter" Is Just So-So
    "Fate Is the Hunter" is now at the Allen. In the cast are Glenn Ford, Rod Taylor, Nancy Kwan, Suzanne Pleshette, Wally Cox and Nehemiah Persoff. Running time: 106 minutes. Capsule judgment: Moderately suspenseful melodrama about tracking down the cause of an air disaster.
  • "Fiddler" On Film Is A Real Joy
    "Fiddler on the Roof" opened at the Colony Theater last night. Musical drama; family. In the cast are Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, Neva Small, Paul Mann, Michael Glaser. Running time: 180 minutes plus intermission.
  • Churchill Movie a Fitting Tribute
    "The Finest Hours" is playing at the Vogue. Documentary based on memoirs of Winston Churchill. Running time: 114 minutes. Capsule judgment: A beautifully constructed cinematic tribute to a great statesman.
  • Western Gets back to Basics With Bang
    "A Fistful of Dollars" is at the Hipp and Cinema. In the cast are Clint Eastwood, Jose Calvo, Marianne Koch. Running time: 96 minutes.
  • Here's a superb family film
    "The Flight of the Doves" is playing at local theaters. Comedy- adventure; family. In the cast are Ron Moody, Jack Wild, Helen Raye, Dorothy McGuire, William Rushton, Stanley Holloway. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • Audience Reaps Con Man's Gains
    [The Flim-Flam Man] Rogues and scoundrels are not really lovable except in fiction, plays and movies, and then only in proportion to the quality of the work. I am happy to report that 'The Flim-Flam Man," all about a confidence man, has the necessary quality.
  • Stewart Film Leans on Him
    "Fools' Parade" is playing at local theaters. Melodrama; adults, teens. In the cast are James Stewart, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, Kurt Russell, Anne Baxter. Running time: 98 minutes.
  • Eastwood Western Is Indigestible
    "For A Few Dollars More" is playing at the Berea, Hipp, Parma, Severance and Vine. Action western for adults. Among those in the cast are Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte. Running time: 130 minutes.
  • Prison Movie Rings False
    "Fortune and Men's Eyes" is playing at the Fox Cedar-Center and Variety. Melodrama; strictly adult. In the cast are Wendell Burton, Michael Greer, Zooey Hall. Running time: 102 minutes.
  • "40 Carats" is funny play, flick tries to be too serious
    "40 Carats" is playing at local theaters. Comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are Liv Ullman, Edward Albertson, Gene Kelly, Binnie Barnes, Nancy Walker. Running time: 110 minutes.
  • "Connection" is a Real Thriller
    "The French Connection" is playing at local theaters. Crime drama; adults. In the cast are Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony LoBianco. Running time: 104 minutes.
  • Life Unreal in "Friends"
    "Friends" is playing at the Heights Art and Westwood. Romance; adults. In the cast are Sean Bury, Anicee Alvina. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • New Mitchum film has ring of reality
    "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" is playing at local theaters. Crime drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco. Running time: 103 minutes.
  • Caine Puts Life in the "Funeral"
    "Funeral in Berlin" opened yesterday at Loew's East and West, Mapletown, Mercury and Palace. Among those in the cast are Michael Caine, Oscar Homolka, Eva Renzi, Paul Hubschmid. Running time: 102 minutes,
  • Film 'Funny Thing' Tops Stage
    "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opened last night at the Detroit and Shaker Theaters. Slapstick musical. Among those in the cast are Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford,, Annette Andre. Running time: 99 minutes.
  • The Game Is Over
    "The Game Is Over" is at the Continental, Westwood and Embassy. French film with English subtitles. In the cast are Jane Fonda, Peter McEnery, Michael Piccoli. Directed by Roger Vadin. Running time: 96 minutes.
  • "Games" Difficult to Play
    "Games" is at the Allen, Beachcliff, Severance and Vine. Suspense; adults, teens. In the cast are Simone Signoret, James Caan, Katharine Ross, Estelle Winwood. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • The Gang Can't Shoot -- Neither Does the Film
    "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" is playing at local theaters. Crime-comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are Lionel Stander, Jerry Orbach, Jo Van Fleet, Leigh Taylor-Young, Robert De Niro. Running time: 96 minutes.
  • "Carter" raises Caine, blood pressure
    "Get Carter" is playing at local theaters. Gangster movie; strictly adult. In the cast are Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, John Osborne. Running time: 111 minutes...March 26, 1971
  • "Getting Straight" Crooked in Dealing With Campus
    "Getting Straight" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-drama; adults. In the cast are Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen, Robert F. Lyons, Jeff Corey. Running time: 124 minutes.
  • Steiger Dominates New War Film
    "The Girl and the General" is at the Homestead, Ohio and Shore theaters and at the Autorama, Eastlake, Memphis and Northfield Star Drive-ins. Drama; adults. In the cast are Rod Steiger, Virna Lisi and Umberto Orsini. Running time: 105 minutes.
  • 'Girly' flops as a comedy
    "Girly" is playing at local theaters. Horror comedy; adults. In the cast are Vanessa Howard, Howard Trevor, Ursula Howells, Pat Heywood and Michael Bryant. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • "Gnome-Mobile" Sets Merry Pace
    "The Gnome-Mobile" is playing at the Center-Mayfield, Cinema and Mercury. Disney fantasy; family. Among the players are Walter Brennan, Tom Lowell, Matthew Garber, Karen Dotrice and Ed Wynn. Running time: 84 minutes.
  • "Go-Between" May Be Classic
    "The Go-Between" is playing at the Cedar-Lee and Detroit. Drama: adults, teens. In the cast are Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Dominic Guard, Michael Redgrave, Edward Fox. Running time: 116 minutes.
  • Even Top Stars Can't Make Much Of "Going Home"
    "Going Home" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults. In the cast are Robert Mitchum, Brenda Vaccaro, Jan-Michael Vincent. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • Going in Style
    "Going in Style" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-drama; adults, teens. In the cast are George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg. Running time: 116 minutes.
  • "Goodbye Gemini" is playing at local theaters  
    [Goodbye Gemini] Melodrama; adults. In the cast are Judy Geeson Martin Potter and Michael Redgrave. Running time: 88 minutes. This Gemini flight should be grounded...January 8, 1971
  • Racing Cars Star in "Grand Prix"
    "Grand Prix" opens tonight at the State. Racing melodrama in Cinerama. Among those in the cast are Yves Montand, Brian Bedford, James Garner, Antonio Sabato, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune, Francoise Hardy, Jessica Walter. Running time: 175 minutes plus intermission.
  • "Grand Slam" Is Movie That Misses the Target
    "Grand Slam" is now playing at the Great Northern Madison, Mayland, Mercury and Vine. Suspense crime drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Janet Leigh, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Hoffman, George Rigaud. Running time: 121 minutes.
  • "Great Escape" Is Great Adventure
    "The Great Escape" opened yesterday at the State. Among those in the cast are Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Donald Pleasence and Charles Bronson. Running time: 170 minutes. Capsule judgment: A first-rate thriller.
  • "Grissom Gang" is Mediocre Gore
    "The Grissom Gang" is playing at local theaters. Crime drama; adults. In the cast are Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Irene Dailey, Connie Stevens, Robert Lansing. Running time: 127 minutes.
  • 'Guide' Misleads the Married Man
    "A Guide for the Married Man" is playing at the Cinema, Fairview, Granada and Severance. Farce; strictly adult. Among those in the cast are Walter Matthau, Robert Morse, Inger Stevens and Sue Anne Langdon; plus a long list of famous names in cameo parts. Running time: 89 minutes.
  • Jim Brown Scores in Hollywood Game
    "Guns of the Rio Conchos," 20th-Century Fox's high budget western, will be completed in a few weeks but will be released in August. Studio officials admit that there's more than coincidence involved in releasing the film at the outset of the pro football season. This is the movie in which Jim Brown, fullback with the Cleveland Browns, costars with Stuart Whitman, Richard Boone and Tony Franciosa.

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  • "The Happening" Is Slick and Fun
    "The Happening" is playing at the Richmond, Riverside and Willow; Eastlake and Memphis drive-ins. In the cast are Anthony Quinn, George Maharis, Michael Parks, Faye Dunaway, Oscar Homolka, Jack Kruschen, Milton Berle, Martha Hyer, Robert Walker. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • "Millionaire" Has Rich Moments
    "The Happiest Millionaire" opened a reserved-seat engagement at the Ohio last night. Disney musical; family. In the cast are Tommy Steele, Fred MacMurray, Greer Garson, Gladys Cooper, Lesley Ann Warren, John Davidson and Geraldine Page. Running time: 154 minutes plus intermission.
  • "Mother's Day" is short on suspense
    "Happy Mother's Day... Love, George," is playing at local theaters. Suspense melodrama; adults, older teens. In the east are Patricia Neal, Cloris Leachman, Bobby Darin, Tessa Dahl, Ron Howard. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • "Hard Ride" Starts a New Western Cycle
    "The Hard Ride" is playing at local theaters. Motorcycle drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Robert Fuller, Sherry Bain. Running time: 93 minutes.
  • Film is Funny as a Funera
     "Harold and Maude" is playing at World East and World West. Black comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • Pickpockets' movie is mostly empty
    "Harry In Your Pocket" is playing at local theaters. Crime drama: adults, older teens. In the cast are James Coburn, Walter Pidgeon, Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere. Running time: 102 minutes.
  • "Hawaii" Only Fair, Much Too Long
    "Hawaii" opened last night at the Colony. Epic type movie. Among those in the cast are Julie Andrews, Max Von Sydow, Richard Harris, Jocelyn La Garde. Running time: 179 minutes.
  • Tale of Anti-Nazi Sabotage Keeps Viewer Wide Awake
    "The Heroes of Telemark" opens today at the Berea, Cinema, Hipp, Severance and Vine. In the cast are Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave. Running time: 131 minutes. Capsule comment: Gripping, well-done, World War II action film.
  • British "Hireling" is a gem of a movie
    "The Hireling" is playing at the Berea and Cedar Lee. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles. Running time: 95 minutes.
  • Hombre Features Rugged Drama
    "Hombre', opens today at the Richmond, Riverside, Palace, Yorktown, and Eastside and Memphis drive-ins. Among those in the cast are Paul Newman, Richard Boone, Martin Balsam, Fredric March, Diane Cilento, Barbara Rush. Running time: 111 minutes.
  • "Honey Pot" Boils Over With Wit and Violence  
    "The Honey Pot" is playing at the Beachcliff and Cedar-Lee. Comedy-mystery; adults, teens. Among those in the cast are Rex Harrison, Maggie Smith, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Capucine, Susan Hayward and Adolfo Celi. Running time: 131 minutes.
  • "Horseman" Scenery Is Stunning
    "The Horseman" is playing at local theaters. Adventure drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Omar Sharif, Jack Palance, Leigh Taylor-Young. Running time: 109 minutes.
  • Old - Time Formula Works Well for "Hotel"
    "Hotel" is playing at the Palace, Richmond and Riverside. Among those in the cast are Rod Taylor, Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Michael Rennie, Karl Malden, Richard Conte, Catherine Spaak. Running time: 121 minutes.
  • "A House" Is Not a Film Either
    "A House Is Not A Home" is now playing at the Allen. In the cast are Shelley Winters, Robert Taylor, Ralph Taeger, Kaye Ballard and Cesar Romero. Running time: 95 minutes. Capsule judgment: Of dubious value as a dramatic offering and none at all as a historical document.
  • Lemmon Effective in Marriage Spoof
    "How to Murder Your Wife" opens today at the Detroit, Mayland and Palace theaters. In the cast are Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas, Eddie Mayehoff and Claire Trevor. Running time: 118 minutes. Capsule judgment: This has the gloss, glamour and speed of a big Hollywood comedy with a little of that bite found in European films. A spoof of married life, but there are fringe targets, too.
  • Lots of blood served at "The Hunting Party"
    "The Hunting Party" is playing at local theaters. Western drama; adults. In the cast are Candice Bergen, Oliver Reed and Gene Hackman. Running time: 105 minutes.
  • John doesn't practice husbandry
    "Husbands" is playing at the Beach Cliff and Lowe's East. Drama; adults older teens. In the cast are John Cassavetes, Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara. Running time 139 minutes... February 12, 1971
  • Horror film is not all horrible
    "The House That Dripped Blood" is playing at local theaters. Horror film; adults, teens. In the cast are Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Denholm Elliott, Jon Pertwee, Ingrid Pitt. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • "How to Succeed Etc.," Does Just That as Movie
    "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" opens tonight at the Cedar-Lee and Parma. Musical comedy. Among those in the cast are Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee, Maureen Arthur, Anthony Teague. Running time: 119 minutes.
  • Hud
    "Hud" is the movie now playing at the State. In the cast are Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal and Brandon de Wilde. Running time: 112 minutes. Capsule judgment: A provocative, thoughtful movie about our changing values. This is not so much a movie for adults as it is for those with adult minds.

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  • Players are responsible for force of Douglas film
    "I Never Sang For My Father" is playing at the Beachcliff and Vogue. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons and Dorothy Stickney. Running time: 90 minutes....January 28, 1971
  • "The Iceman Cometh" on very strong
    [The Iceman Cometh] Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" will play in the American Film Theater Series Monday and Tuesday. In the cast are Robert Ryan, Fredric March, Lee Marvin, Bradford Dillman, Sorrell Booke, Martyn Green, Moses Gunn, George Voskovec. Running time: Three hours and 59 minutes plus two intermissions
  • Peck takes too long to become a bad boy
    "I Walk the Line" is playing at local theaters. Melodrama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld, Ralph Meeker, Estelle Parsons, Charles Durning. Running time: 95 minutes.
  • "Rather Be Rich" Is Glittery Fluff
    "I'd Rather Be Rich" opened yesterday at the Hipp. Ross Hunter production starring Sandra Dee, Robert Goulet, Andy Williams, Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold. Running time: 96 minutes. Capsule judgment: A bright bit of fluff in spite of a tired plot and predictable gags.
  • "In Like Flint" Fails to Sparkle
    "In Like Flint" is playing at the Alhambra, Loew's East and West, Mapletown, Yorktown and the Canal Road and East Side drive-ins. Among those in the cast of this spy spoof are James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Jean Hale, Andrew Duggan. Running time: 114 minutes.
  • Poitier, Steiger Star in Mystery
    "In the Heat of the Night" is playing at the Hipp. Mystery drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates. Running time: 109 minutes.
  • "Is Paris Burning?" Lacks Warmth
    "Is Paris Burning?" opened last night at the Palace. French-American production with dubbed English soundtrack. Among the players are Gert Frobe, Orson Welles and brief appearances by practically all the famous French motion picture stars and a few Americans. Running time: 173 minutes. Capsule comment: This overlong movie about the liberation of Paris lacks historical significance and dramatic impact.
  • "Blue Dolphin" Good Fare for Children
    "Island of the Blue Dolphins" is playing at local theaters. Adventure; general audiences. Running time: 93 min.
  • Erich Segal Strikes Again
    "Jennifer On My Mind" is playing at World East and World West. Romance; adults, older teens. In the cast are Michael Brandon, Tippy Walker, Lou Gilbert. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • Film fumbles story of young love
    "Jeremy" is playing at World East and World West. Romantic drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Robby Benson, GIynnia O'Connor, Running time 90 minutes.
  • Actor's performance makes "Joe" special
    "Joe" opens tonight at World East and West. Drama; strictly adult. In the cast are Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick, Susan Sarandon. Running time: 107 minutes.
  • Film 'Johnny Got His Gun' Lacks Impact of the Book
    "Johnny Got His Gun" is playing at the World East and West. Drama; adults. In the cast are Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland, Diane Varsi. Running time: 110 minutes.
  • "Seagull" is a sight for sore ears
    "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" as a best-selling novel, is a parable about a seagull that offered a simplistic pseudo-religious- philosophy but was reasonably well written....December 28, 1973
  • Movie's Seamy Side Is Too Well Scrubbed
    "Joy in the Morning" is at the Berea, Center-Mayfield, Granada, Stillwell, Vine and Willow Theaters. Among those in the east are Richard Chamberlain, Yvette Mimieux, Arthur Kennedy, Oscar Homolka. Running time: 103 minutes. Capsule review: Struggling married couple is beset with enough problems for a dozen TV soap opera episodes.
  • Israel Is the Loser in Loren Film
    "Judith" is at the Colony Theater. In the cast are Sophia Loren, Peter Finch and Jack Hawkins. Running time: 105 minutes. Capsule comment: Authentic setting and action marred by melodramatic nonsense.
  • Slick direction, dialog doesn't camouflage characters
    "Just Tell Me What You Want" is playing at local theaters. Romantic comedy, adults. In the cast are Ali MacGraw, Alan King, Peter Weller, Myrna Loy, Dina Merrill, Keenan Wynn, Tony Roberts, Running time: 135 minutes.
  • Kelly's Heroes
    "Kelly's Heroes" is showing at local theaters. Adventure - comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Donald Sutherland, Carroll O'Connor. Running time: 147 minutes.
  • "Khartoum" Is a Great Movie
    "Khartoum" opened last night at the Great Northern theater. Cinerama movie with Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Richard Johnson. Running time: 135 minutes plus intermission. Capsule comment: This story about the English military hero, General Gordon, combines excellent action with strong characterizations -- an outstanding movie.
  • "Kidnapped" Is Fine Adventure
    "Kidnapped" is playing at local theaters. Historical adventure; all ages. In the cast are Michael Caine, Lawrence Douglas, Trevor Howard, Donald Pleasence, Jack Hawkins, Vivien Heilbron. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • "King of Hearts" Is Offbeat Treatment of War Theme
    "King of Hearts" opens tomorrow at the Colony. In the cast are Alan Bates, Genevieve Bujold, Micheline ,Presle, Adolfo Celi. Offbeat comedy; adults. Running time: 102 minutes.
  • Kiss the Girls Misses
    "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die" is playing at the Beach Cliff, Cedar-Lee, Hipp Parma, Shore, Stillwell and Variety. In the cast are Raf Vallone, Terry-Thomas, Michael Connors, Dorothy Provine. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • Movie is called "Klute" but it's all about Bree
    "Klute" is playing at local theaters. Suspense drama; adults. In the cast are Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda. Running time: 114 minutes.
  • Comedy Has a Certain Knack
    "The Knack -- and How to Get It," opened last night at the Heights Art and Westwood. In the cast are Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford and Donal Donnelly. Running time: 84 minutes. Capsule review: A spoof of young people and their concern with sexual prowess turns into a wild, frantic and frenzied comedy.
  • "Kotch" Catches Matthau as a Garrulous Grandpa
    "Kotch" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Felicia Farr, Charles Aidman. Running time: 113 minutes.
  • Divorce, Hoffman -- Streep Style
    "Kramer vs. Kramer" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff. Running time: 103 minutes.

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  • Mystery-lovers may like "Lady"
    "The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun" is playing at local theaters Suspense drama; adults. ln the cast are Samantha Eggar, Oliver Reed, John McEnery, Stephane Audran. Running time: 103 minutes.
  • The Last American Hero is a stock car actor
    "The Last American Hero" is playing at local theaters. Stock car racing drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Jeff Bridges, Art Lund, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Valerie Perrine. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • Transported "Lovers" loses theatrical glow
    "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers" is playing at local theaters. Comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Paula Prentiss. Running time: 98 minutes....August 11, 1972
  • "Last of the Secret Agents?" -- We Can Hope
    "The Last of the Secret Agents?" is playing at 14 area theaters. In the cast art Marty Allen, Steve Rossi, John Williams, Nancy Sinatra, Lou Jacobi. Running time: 92 minutes. Capsule comment: Ho-hum comedy.
  • George C. Scott gives potboiler some class
    "The Last Run" is playing at local theaters. Melodrama; adults, older teens. In the cast are George C. Scott, Tony Musante, Trish Van Devere, Colleen Dewhurst. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • Message is just medium fair
    "The Last Valley" is playing at local theaters. Historical adventure; adults, older teens. In the cast are Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Nigel Davenport, Per Oscarsson, Florinda Bolkan. Running time: 126 minutes.
  • "The Late Liz" is Ugh-Inspiring 
    "The Late Liz" is playing at the Center-Mayfield and Fairview. Drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Anne Baxter, Steve Forrest, James Gregory, Coleen Gray, Jack Albertson. Running time: 120 minutes.
  • Lancaster "the Lawman" is bloody dull
    "Lawman" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults, teens. In the cast are-Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb. Running time: 99 minutes.
  • Le Mans  
    "Le Mans" is playing at local theaters. Auto racing drama; general audiences. In the cast are Steve McQueen, Elga Andersen, Siegfried Rauch, Ronald Leigh-Hunt. Running time: 108 minutes.
  • "Jessica" More Shock than Plot
    "Let's Scare Jessica to Death" is playing at local theaters. Horror; adults, teens. In the cast are Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor, Mariclare Costello. Running time: 89 minutes.
  • Gassman's a Gas, But Does It Matter?
    "Let's Talk About Women" opens tonight at the Continental Art. In the cast are Vittorio Gassman, Giovanna Ralli, Sylva Koscina, Eleonaro Rossi-Drago. Running time: 108 minutes. Capsule comment: A tour-de-force for Gassman in nine episodes, eight of them little more than off color jokes.
  • "Life at the Top" -- 10 Years Later, Heel's Still Run Down
    "Life at the Top" is at the Vogue. In the east are Laurence Harvey, Jean Simmons, Michael Craig, Donald Wolfit. Running time: 117 minutes. Capsule comment: "Room at the Top" people 10 years later with Harvey again proving that a heel is a heel is a heel.
  • Jules Verne would disown "The Light at the Edge"
    "The Light at the Edge of the World" is playing at some area theaters. Adventure; adults, teens. In the cast are Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar, Renato Salvatori. Running time 120 minutes.
  • The Tales of Hoffman out West
    "Little Big Man" is playing at local theaters. Comedy western. adults, older teens. In the cast are Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam, Faye Dunaway, Richard Mulligan. Running time: 135 minutes...February 19, 1971
  • "Little Murders" is pretty deadly
    "Little Murders" is playing at the Fox Cedar-Center and Detroit. Comedy-drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Elliott Gould, Marcia Rodd, Donald Sutherland, Alan Arkin. Running time: 110 minutes....April 2, 1971
  • Connie's Film Is Light, Gay
    "Looking for Love" is now playing at the Cinema in Southgate. In the cast are Connie Francis, Jim Hutton, Susan Oliver and Joby Baker. Running time: 84 minutes. Capsule judgment: Lightweight summer fare with bouncy Connie Francis keeping matters alive.
  • "Lost Command", Is Good War Film
    "Lost Command" is playing at the Beach Cliff, Hipp, Mercury and Richmond. In the cast are Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, Michele Morgan, Claudia Cardinale, George Segal and Maurice Ronet. Running time: 129 minutes. Capsule comment: Vivid war movie; strong drama about the brutalizing effects of modern warfare on all sides.
  • "Lord Jim" Film Betrays the Book
    "Lord Jim," based on the Joseph Conrad novel, is playing at the Fairview, Hipp and Richmond. In the cast are Peter O'Toole, Paul Lukas, Curt Jurgens, James Mason, Eli Wallach, Daliah Lavi and Akim Tamiroff. Running time: 143 minutes.: Capsule review: A pretty good movie, but only fair Conrad.
  • The Screen's Beauties From the Year 1
    "The Love Goddesses" opens tonight at the Heights Art and Westwood. Among the players are just about every beautiful actress from Louise Glaum to Liz Taylor, Theda Bara to Brigitte Bardot. Running time: 82 minutes. Capsule judgment: A film anthology that demonstrates the infinite variety of women.
  • "Love Machine" Thuds to a Halt
    "The Love Machine" is playing at local theaters. Melodrama, adults. In the cast are Jackie Cooper, Robert Ryan, Dyan Cannon, John Phillip Law, David Hemmings. Running time: 108 minutes.
  • Tearful "Love Story" will break your heart
    "Love Story" is playing at the Colony, Great Northern and Parmatown Cinema II. Romance; adults, older teens. In the cast are Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John MarIey and Ray Milland. Running time: 99 minutes.
  • Even Disney Can't Win All of Them
    "Lt. Robin Crusoe, U. S. N." is playing at the Cinema, Fairview and Severance. In the cast are Dick Van Dyke, Nancy Kwan, Akim Tamiroff and a talented chimpanzee. Running time: 113 minutes. Capsule comment: Modern version of Robinson Crusoe story is pleasant though thin and overly long.
  • Ludwig is a nice tour of castles, but a lavish bore of a movie
    "Ludwig" is playing at the Severance Theater. Biography; adults, older teens. In the cast are Helmut Berger, Trevor Howard, Romy Schneider, Silvana Mangano. Running time: 136 minutes....December 20, 1973
  • Mackintosh isn't apple of his eye
    "Mackintosh Man" is playing at local theaters. Espionage drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • "Made in Italy" Belongs to the World
    "Made in Italy" is at the Vogue. Social satire: Adults. Among those in the cast are Anna Magnani, Alberto Sordi, Virna Lisi, Walter Chiari, Sylva Koscina, Italian movie with English subtitles. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • Film brings Harry back and he's just as dirty
    "Magnum Force" is playing here. Crime melodrama; adults. In the cast are Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook. Running time: 126 minutes....December 27, 1973
  • "Major Dundee" Wanders Too Often From the Trail
    "Major Dundee" is playing at the Palace and Cinema. In the cast are Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Senta Berger, Jim Hutton and James Coburn. Running time: 134 minutes. Capsule judgment: Good action-adventure movie that would have been better if it hadn't taken off in so many directions.
  • Western goes high-brow -- but unsuccessfully
    "A Man Called Sledge" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults, older teens. In the cast are James Garner, John Marley, Dennis Weaver, Laura Antonelli. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • "Man for All Seasons" Great as Film
    "A Man For All Seasons" opens tomorrow at the Heights Art Theater. Historical drama. Among those in the cast are Paul Scofield, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Wendy Hiller, Susannah York. Running time: 120 minutes.
  • Witty and Wicked Film Classic
    "Mandragola" opens tonight at the Continental Art. Italian film with English subtitles. In the cast are Rosanna Schiaffino, Philippe Leroy, Jean Claude Brialy, Toto and Romolo Valli. Running time: 97 minutes. Capsule comment. A cynical, bawdy 16th Century comedy.
  • "Stockbroker" Is a Poor Investment
    "Marriage of a Young Stockbroker" is playing at local theaters. Comedy; adults. In the cast are Richard Benjamin, Joanna Shimkus, Elizabeth Ashley, Adam West. Running time: 95 minutes.
  • Robertson Gives Caliber to "Masquerade"
    "Masquerade" is playing at the Allen and at the Eastlake, East Side and Memphis Drive - In Theaters. Among those in the cast are Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins and Marisa Mell. Running time: 101 minutes. Capsule judgment: Spoofing a spoof is tough; sometimes this one succeeds, principally because of Cliff Robertson.
  • "Massacre" film uneven
    "Massacre in Rome" is playing here. War drama; adults. older teens. In the cast are Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni, Leo McKern, Robert Harris. Running time: 105 minutes.
  • McCabe and Mrs. Miller
    "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults. In the cast are Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois. Running time: 121 minutes.
  • "McLintock" Pokes Fun at Wild West
    "McLintock" opens tomorrow at six neighborhood theaters. In the cast are John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Chill Wills, Jack Kruschen, Yvonne De Carlo. Running time: 127 minutes. Capsule judgment: Comedy-western. Not bad if you don't take it seriously.
  • "Melinda" adventure produced by blacks
     "Melinda" is a movie written, produced and directed by blacks but director Pervis Atkins is quick to deny that it is a black film....August 16, 1972
  • Mephisto waltzes through 2 tense witching hours
    "Mephisto Waltz" is playing at local eaters. Suspense; adults. In the cast are Jaqueline Bisset, Alan Alda, Curt Jurgens, Barbara Parkins. Running time: 115 minutes.
  • 'Merry Wives' Opera Passes the Test
    "The Merry Wives of Windsor" will play tomorrow and Thursday at the Madison, State and Vogue theaters. Film version of Otto Nicolai opera. In the cast are Mildred Miller, Norman Foster, Colette Boky and Igor Gorin. Running time: 97 minutes. Capsule comment: Opera, condensed and in English, passes inspection as an entertaining movie.
  • "Mind of Mr. Soames" tells story of surgical miracle
    "The Mind of Mr. Soames" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Terence Stamp, Robert Vaughn, Nigel Davenport, DonaI Donnelly. Running time 97 minutes.
  • "Money Talks" says very little   
    "Money Talks" is the second of the Allen Funt full length movie features to grow out of his Candid Camera TV series....August 11, 1972
  • "The Money Trap" Rates Brief Cheer
    "The Money Trap" is playing at the Richmond and Riverside. In the cast are Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth, Ricardo Montalban, Elke Sommer, Joseph Cotten. Running time: 92 minutes. Capsule comment: Tale of greed makes a fair suspense movie.
  • Disney Monkeys Make Fun for All
    "Monkeys, Go Home" is playing at the Berea, Cinema, Great Northern, Severance and Willow. Family comedy. ln the cast are Maurice Chevalier, Dean Jones, Yvette Mimieux. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • Monte Walsh is dirty, dusty and dul
     "Monte Walsh" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults, older teens. In the cast are Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Jeanne Moreau. Running time: 108 minutes.
  • Sophia Miraculous in "Miracle"
    "More Than A Miracle" is playing at the Center Mayfield, Fairview, Shore, Homestead, Mapletown and Yorktown. Romantic fantasy; adults, teens. In the cast are Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif and Dolores Del Rio. Running time: 105 minutes.
  • Sea-Spy Film, "Morituri" Combines Action, Yawns
    "Morituri" opened yesterday at the Cinema, Palace and Riverside. In the cast are Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin, Martin Benrath, Trevor Howard, Wally Cox and Marlon Brando. Running time: 123 minutes. Better than average action - espionage yarn; strictly adult and somewhat long.
  • "Mouse on Moon" Is Sparkling Fun
    "Mouse on the Moon," a British film, opens tonight at the Heights Art and Westwood. Among those in the cast are Margaret Rutherford, Bernard Cribbins, Ron Moody, David Kossoff and Terry - Thomas. Running time: 82 minutes. Capsule judgment: Sprightly comedy, sometimes satirical, often farcical.
  • "Mrs. Pollifax" offers little but Rosalind Russell
    "Mrs. Pollifax -- Spy" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-adventure; general audiences. In the cast are Rosalind Russell, Darren McGavin, Nehemiah Persoff. Running time: 110 minutes....April 3, 1971
  • "Murphy's War" Loses Punch After a Promising Start
    "Murphy's War" is playing at local theaters. War drama; general audiences. In the cast are Peter O'Toole, Philippe Noiret, Sian Phillips. Running time: 106 minutes.
  • This film won't please music lovers
    "The Music Lovers" is playing at World East and World West. Pseudo-biography; adults. In the cast are Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson, Max Adrian, Izabella Telezynska. Running time: 122 minutes.
  • "My Life to Live" Raises the Question of Why
    "My Life to Live" opens tomorrow at the Continental Art. French film with English subtitles. Among those in the cast are Anna Karina, Saddy Rebbot, Peter Kassowitz. Written and directed by Jean - Luc Godard. Running time: 82 minutes. Capsule judgment: Story of a Parisian prostitute is an "Irma La Douce" without the laughs.
  • 'My Sister, Falters on Delicate Subject
    "My Sister, My Love" is playing at the Vogue. Drama, strictly adult. Among those in the cast are Bibi Andersson, Per Oscarsson, Karl Julle. Swedish movie with English subtitles. Running time: 94 minutes.

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  • "The Naked Ape" is a walkie talkie
    "The Naked Ape" is playing at local theaters. Pseudo-documentary based on the popular anthropological study. Adults. In the cast are Johnny Crawford, Victoria Principal. Running time: 85 minutes
  • "Nevada Smith" -- Bullets and Corn
    "Nevada Smith" opened today at the Allen, Cinema, Fairview and Severance and the Eastlake and Pearl Rd. drive-ins. Among those in the cast are Steve McQueen, Arthur Kennedy, Brian Keith, Karl Malden, Howard Da Silva, Pat Hingle, Martin Landau, Raf Vallone, Suzanne Pleshette. Running time: 130 minutes. Capsule comment: Story of revenge, heavy on brutality. Has the virtues of a strong supporting cast.
  • "New Leaf" is silly...and that's good
    "A New Leaf" is a silly movie and I mean that as a compliment. It is silly as in fun and escape and lotsa laughs and as in "people go to the movies to be entertained"-and why not? ... April 1, 1971
  • The Hero Is Sick, He Should Be
    "Night Games" is playing at the Continental. Psychological shocker; strictly adult. Swedish movie with English subtitles. Among those in the cast are Ingrid Thulin, Keve Hjelm, Jorgen Lindstrom, Lena Brundlin. Running time: 104 minutes.
  • "Visitor " doesn't catch cold -- or fire
    "The Night Visitor" is playing at local theaters. Suspense; adults and older teens. In the cast are Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, Liv Ullman, Per Oscarsson. Running time: 102 minutes.
  • "Night Watch" shocker has a bloody finish
    "Night Watch" is playing at local theaters. Suspense melodrama; adult, older teens. In the cast are Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Billie Whitelaw. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • Touching French film has fine, subtle acting  
    "No Time For Breakfast" is playing at the Cedar-Lee. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Annie Giradot, Francois Perrier, Jean-Pierre Cassel. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • "Nobody Waved Goodbye" Offers a Timely Message 
    "Nobody Waved Goodbye" Is now playing at the Continental Art and Westwood Art. In the cast are Peter Kastner, Julie Biggs, Claude Rae and Toby Tarnow. Running time: 80 minutes. Capsule review: Story of lack of communication between children and their parents is told with compelling and often disturbing honesty.
  • "Now You See Him" is often too visible
    "Now You See Him, Now You Don't" is playing at local theaters. Comedy; general audiences. In the cast are Kurt Russel, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Jim Backus, Running time: 88 minutes....July 29 1972
  • "Nutty Prof" Flunks -- Too Much Lewis
    "The Nutty Professor" opened at 16 neighborhood theaters this week. Among those in the cast are Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens and Howard Morris. Running time: 105 minutes. Capsule judgment: A slickly done, but otherwise empty, meandering film.
  • "O Lucky Man" find corruption in society
    "O Lucky Man" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-drama, adults. In the cast are Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Helen Mirren, Alan Price. Running time: 165 minutes.
  • 'Oh Dad,' Shifts to Screen and, Oh Brother, How Sad
    "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad" is playing at Loew's East and West. Black comedy. In the cast are Rosalind Russell, Robert Morse, Barbara Harris, Hugh Griffith and Jonathan Winters. Running time: 86 minutes.
  • "On Any Sunday" -- No Easy Riders
    "On Any Sunday" is playing at local theaters. Motorcycle documentary; general audiences. Produced, written and directed by Bruce Brown. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • Ivan's Longest Day Is Torture
    "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" is playing at the Berea and Village theaters. Drama; general audiences. In the cast are Tom Courtenay, Alfred Burke, James Maxwell. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • There's Miss Welch ---- After That, a Couple of Pterodactyls
    "One Million Years B. C." is playing at a number of area theaters. Among those in the cast are Raquel Welch, John Richardson and Percy Herbert. Running time: 91 minutes.
  • "Kid Brother" Is Poor Relation
    "Operation Kid Brother" is currently showing at the Palace and Variety and at the Autorama, Euclid Ave. and Pearl Rd. drive-ins. Espionage; adults, teens. In the case are Neil Connery, Adolfo Celi, Daniela Bianchi. Running time: 104 minutes.
  • "Operation Crossbow" Unhurt by Melodramatics
    "Operation Crossbow" opens tomorrow at the Berea, Center - Mayfield, Granada, Stillwell, Vine and Willow. In the cast are George Peppard, Trevor Howard, Tom Courtenay, Sophia Loren, Lilli Palmer. Running time: 120 minutes . Capsule review: Tense though occasionally melodramatic action - espionage yarn.
  • "The Optimists" is a little bit of magic
    "The Optimists" is playing at local theaters. Comedy/drama; general audiences. In the cast are Peter Sellers, Donna Mullane, John Chaffey, David Daker, Marjorie Yates. Running time: 110 minutes.
  • "Organization" Is Just Routine
    "The Organization" is playing at local theaters. Crime drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Sydney Poitier, Barbara McNair, Sheree North. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • "Chase" given old college try
    "The Paper Chase" is playing at the Berea and Village theaters. College drama; adults, older teens. In the east are Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, Lindsay Wagner, Graham Beckel and James Naughton. Running time: 112 minutes.
  • "Perfect Friday" gives crime British accent
    "Perfect Friday" is playing at Fox Cedar-Center and Northfield Plaza. Crime caper; adults. In the cast are Ursula Andress, Stanley Baker, David Warner. Running time: 94 minutes.
  • A priest-meets-girl movie
    "Pieces of Dreams" is playing at area theaters. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Robert Forster, Lauren Hutton, Will Geer, Ivor Francis. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • "Pinocchio in Space" Is Worldly Delight
    "Pinocchio in Outer Space" opens today at the Cinema, Palace, Parma, Riverside and Severance Theaters. Full-length, animated cartoon. Running time: 71 minutes. Capsule comment: An updated version of the Pinocchio story is fine kids' entertainment.
  • "Plaza Suite" has poignancy but will leave you laughing
    "Plaza Suite" is playing at local theaters. Comedy -- drama; adults, older teens. In the east are Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris, Lee Grant. Running time: 114 minutes.
  • Scenic Side Best in "Point Blank"
    "Point Blank" opened last night at the Center-Mayfield, Cinema, Fairview, Homestead, Lake and Yorktown and at the Canal Rd. and East Side drive-ins. Gangster melodrama; adults. In the cast are Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, John Vernon, Sharon Acker. Running time: 92 minutes.
  • Pretty Maids All In A Row
    "Pretty Maids All In a Row" is playing at local theaters. Comedy; adults. In the cast are Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas, John David Carson. Running time: 92 minutes.
  • Ponti's pique -- towering bore
    "The Priest's Wife" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-drama, adults, older teens. In the cast are Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni,Venantino Venantini. Running time: 106 minutes.
  • "Private Life of Sherlock" is mysterious red herring
    "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" is playing at local theaters. Mystery melodrama; adults, teens. In the cast are Robert Stevens, Colin Blakely, Genevieve Page, Stanley Holloway, Christopher Lee. Running time: 125 minutes....January 16, 1971
  • Chilling Portrait of Pop Culture
    "Privilege" opens tonight at the Heights Art and Westwood. Social satire; adults, teens. In the cast are Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, Jeremy Child. Running time: 103 minutes.
  • "Promise at Dawn"
    "Promise At Dawn" is at World East and World West. Sentimental drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Melina Mercouri, Assaf Dayn, Francois Raffoul, Didier Haudepin, Despo. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • "PT -109" at Hipp Done With Vigor
    "PT 109" opened yesterday at. the Hipp. Among those in the cast are Cliff Robertson, Ty Hardin, James Gregory, Robert Culp and Grant Williams. Running time: 140 minutes. Capsule judgment: Not very penetrating, but done with plenty of vigor.
  • Padding in "Public Eye" makes film slow moving
    "The Public Eye" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-drama; adults, teens. In the cast are Topol, Mia Farrow, Michael Jayston. Running time: 95 minutes...August 5, 1972
  • Bancroft Puts Spice in "Pumpkin"
    "The Pumpkin Eater" opened last night at the Vogue. In the cast of this English film are Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch and James Mason. Running time: 110 minutes. Capsule judgment: The difference between this and any other soap opera is Anne Bancroft.

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  • "The Quiller" Hardly a Killer-Diller
    "The Quiller Memorandum" is playing at Loew's East and West, the Palace and Parma theaters. Espionage melodrama. Among those in the cast are George Segal, Max von Sydow, Alec Guinness, Senta Berger. Running time: 105 minutes.
  • "Raid on Rommel" or "Son of Torbuk"?
    "Raid on Rommel" is playing at local theaters. War movie; adults, teens. In the cast are Richard Burton, John Colicos, Clinton Greyn, Danielle De Metz. Running time: 99 minutes.
  • "Rare Breed" Isn't -- as a Motion Picture
    "Rare Breed" is playing in nine local theaters. In the cast are James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Juliet Mills and Brian Keith. Running time: 97 minutes. Capsule comment: The plot went thataway in this mixture of cowboys, cattle and sentiment.
  • "Red Sky"" is sluggish tale
    "Red Sky at Morning" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Richard Thomas, Catherine Burns, Desi Arnaz Jr., Richard Crenna, Clair Bloom, John Colicos, Nehemiah Persoff, Harry Guardino, Running time: 113 minutes.
  • Unreal Characters Damage "Tent"
    "The Red Tent" is playing at local theaters. Historical adventure; general audiences. In the cast are Peter Finch, Hardy Kruger, Sean Connery, Claudia Cardinale. Running time: 121 minutes.
  • "Golden Eye" Is Well Acted but Has Its Blind Spots
    "Reflections in a Golden Eye" is playing at the Allen, Richmond and Riverside. Neurotic melodrama; adults. In the cast are Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Harris and Brian Keith.
  • French Director Displays Touch of Hitchcock at Best
    "Rider on the Rain" is playing at the World East and World West. Suspense melodrama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Charles Bronson, Marlene Jobert. Running time: 110 minutes.
  • You may not like "Rio Lobo" even if you love the Duke
    "Rio Lobo" is playing at local theaters. Western; general audiences. In the cast are John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam. Running time: 114 minutes....January 21, 1971
  • Roller Boogie  
    "Roller Boogie" is playing at local theaters. Roller skating-disco movie; adults, teens. In the cast are Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland. Running time: 103 minutes.
  • "Horsethief" is Unpeasant Stuff
    "The Romance of a Horsethief" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-adventure adult. In the case are Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Lainie Kazan, Jane Birkin, Oliver Tobias, David Opatoshu. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • Midler is impressive but "Rose" is a downer
    "The Rose" is playing at local theaters. Rock music drama, adults. In the cast are Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest. Running time: 134 minutes.
  • "Jericho" Is Old-Fashioned Western -- Bang! Bang!
    "Rough Night in Jericho" opened today at the Cinema, Hipp, Mercury, Riverside, Severance and Vine Theaters. Western: Adults, teens. In the east are George Peppard, Jean Simmons, Dean Martin, John McIntire, Slim Pickens. Running time: 104 minutes.
  • Little Movie, Big Impression
    "The Rounders" opened this week at the Riverside, Madison, Broadvue, Homestead, Beachcliff, Cedar-Lee and Shore and at the Eastlake, Miles and Pearl Road drive-ins. In the cast are Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda and Chill Wills. Running time: 85 minutes. Capsule judgment: Adult comedy Western with pleasant performances from Ford and Fonda.
  • French Film Has Quite a History
    "Rules of the Game" opens tonight at the Continental. French film with English subtitles. Among those in the cast are Jean Renoir (who also directed and co-authored the script), Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Mila Parely and Roland Tutain. Running time: 110 minutes. Capsule judgment: A must for students of cinematic history.
  • Mother Nature triumphs over "Ryan's Daughter"
    "Ryan's Daughter" is playing at the Vogue. Romantic drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Sarah Miles, Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones, Leo McKern. Running time: 206 minutes plus intermission.
  • "Sand Pebbles" Too Long but Packs Dramatic Punch
    "The Sand Pebbles" opened last night at the Allen. Historical drama. Among those in the cast are Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Marayat Andriane. Running time: 191 minutes.
  • "Savage Sam"" a Bit on Tame Side
    "Savage Sam" is now playing at the Hippodrome. Among those in the cast are Brian Keith, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran and Marta Kristen. Running time: 103 minutes. Capsule judgment: Not one formula situation but several are combined in this film. The result is an uneven movie.
  • Douglas' home movie is no treasure
    "Scalawag" is playing here. Adventure melodrama; general audiences. In the cast are Kirk Douglas, Mark Lester, Neville Brand, Lesley Anne Dawn, George Eastman. Running time: 93 minutes.
  • It's Hard to Decipher the Code of Well-Acted Spy Movie
    "Sebastian" is at the Berea, Madison, Mayland and Vine. Spy-romance; adults. In the cast are Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Lilli Palmer and John Gielgud. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • "Seconds" Suspense Sags in Middle
    "Seconds" opened yesterday at the Granada, Hipp, Fairview, Mayland and Shore and the Euclid Ave. and Pearl Rd, drive-ins. In the cast are Salome Jens, Rock Hudson, John Randolph, Will Geer. Running time: 106 minutes. Capsule comment: A weird one! Combination of morality play with science fiction horror film.
  • "Secret" More Failure Than Success
    "The Secret of My Success" is playing at the Broadvue, Homestead, Mayland, Parma, Shaw-Hayden and Shore. Running time: 112 minutes. In the cast are James Booth, Lionel Jeffries, Honor Blackman, Stella Stevens, Shirley Jones and Amy Dolby. Capsule comment: Misfires as a comedy. Misfires as a suspense item. Misfires a a movie.
  • Mia can "See No Evil" -- But You Can
    "See No Evil" is playing at local theaters. Suspense; adults, teens. In the cast are Mia Farrow, Norman Eshley, Robin Bailey, Dorothy Alison, Diane Grayson. Running time: 89 minutes.
  • CIA spy film: It's not Dullesville  
    "The Serpent" is playing at area theaters. In the cast are Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Philippe Noiret, Dirk Bogarde. Espionage drama; adults, older teens.
  • Crime film is too talky
    "The Seven Ups" is playing here. Police drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Larry Haines. Running time: 103 minutes....December 24, 1973
  • "Shaft" follows formula
    "Shaft" is is playing at local theaters. Detective story; adults. In the cast are Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi. Running time: 100 minutes....August 7, 1971
  • Mystery in "Shamus" gets lost in the plot
    "Shamus" is playing at local theaters. Private-eye Melodrama; adults. In the cast are Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, Larry Block, Joe Santos, Georgio Toizi. Running time: 98 minutes.
  • "Shenandoah" Is Civil War Thriller
    "Shenandoah" is now playing at 15 neighborhood theaters. In the cast are James Stewart, Rosemary Forsyth, Doug McClure, Phillip Alford and Patrick Wayne. Running time: 105 minutes. Capsule review: Story of a man who refuses personal commitment in the Civil War is given credibility through Stewart's excellent acting and consistent, unswerving characterization.
  • "Shootout" Fires a Lot of Old, Damp Powder
    "Shootout" was produced by Hal Wallis and directed by Henry Hathaway who did the same chores on "True Grit." There is no comparison at all between the two. The movie is a reflection of the growing trend to make villains overly psychotic by having them laugh hysterically with every new piece of sadism.
  • Better you should call it "Slowdown"
    "Showdown" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults, teens. In the cast are Rock Hudson, Dean Martin, Susan Clark. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • "The Silencers" Keeps Girls Running
    "The Silencers" is playing at the Berea, Cinema, Hipp, Severance, Vine, and Willow. In the cast are Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi and Victor Buono. Running time: 105 minutes. Capsule comment: Spy story with sex and more sex, but James Bond this isn't.
  • "Siddhartha" moves at a snail's pace
    "Siddhartha" is playing at the Cedar-Lee. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Shashi Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Romesh Sharma. Running time: 86 minutes.
  • "Skin Game" Is Funny And Is Not a Skin-Flick
    "The Skin Game" is playing at local theaters. Comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are James Garner, Lou Gossett, Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes. Running time: 102 minutes.
  • Woody Allen 'Sleeper' is zany future trip
    "Sleeper" is at the World East and World West. Comedy: adults. In the cast are Woody Allen, Diane Keaton. Running time: 85 minutes...December 20, 1973
  • French Murder Film Hailed as a Classic
    "The Sleeping Car Murder" opens tonight at the Heights Art and Westwood. In the cast of this French film are Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Catherine Allegret, Jean-Louis Trintignant. Running time: 91 minutes. Capsule comment: A must for mystery film addicts.
  • "The Slender Thread" Is Strong Drama
    "The Slender Thread" opens tonight at the Vogue. In the cast are Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas and Steven Hill. Running time: 98 minutes. Capsule comment: Taut, tense drama with two virtuoso performances.
  • Snoopy stealing the scenes again
     "Snoopy Come home" is playing at local theaters. Animated feature; general audiences. In the cast are Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Schroeder, Lucy and introducing Woodstock. Running time: 90 minutes....July 18, 1972
  • Perkins Sorry About Film -- So Is Critic
    "Someone Behind the Door" is playing at the Variety. Suspense; adults, older teens. In the cast are Anthony Perkins, Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland. Running time: 97 minutes.
  • "Something Big" Is Not Gigantic
    "Something Big" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-western; adults, older teens. In the cast are Dean Martin, Brian Keith, Honor Blackman, Carol White.
  • 'Sound of Music' Is Great Family Fare
    "The Sound of Music" is now playing at the Ohio Theater. In the cast are Julie Andrews, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Christopher Plummer, Peggy Wood. Running time: Three hours and nine minutes including a 15-minute intermission. Capsule judgment: Colorful screen treatment of this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical retains all the charm and joy of the original, also magnifies some of its faults. A perfect family film.
  • "Time" lacks logical plot
    "Speeding Up Time" is playing at the Continental Theater. Melodrama; adults. In the cast are Winston Thrash and Pamela Donegan. Running time: 65 min
  • "Spencer's Mountain" Reaches a New Peak
    "Spencer's Mountain" opened yesterday at the Allen. In the cast are Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur and Mimsy Farmer. Running time: 118 minutes. Capsule judgment: Pleasant, sentimental hokum dedicate to that great institution -- the American family.
  • "Spy" Is Not Bonded, but Rates 100 Proof
    "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" is playing at the Cinema, Hipp, Homestead and Shore. In the cast are Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Peter Van Eyck. Running time: 112 minutes. Capsule comment: An espionage story that rings as true as the current crop of spy thrillers ring false.
  • Star Trek -- Motion Picture is bigger, not better
    "Star Trek -- The Motion Picture" is at local theaters. Science-fiction; adults, teens. In the cast are William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Persis Khambatta, Stephen Collins. Running time: 126 minutes.
  • The Statue
    "The Statue" is playing at local theaters. Farce; adults. In the cast are David Niven, Virna Lisi, Robert Vaughn, Ann Bell. Running time: 86 minutes.
  • The Steagle is Quite Boring
    "The Steagle" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-drama; adults. In the cast are Richard Benjamin, Chill Wills, Cloris Leachman. Running time: 90 minutes.
  • "The Sting" is entertaining thing
    "The Sting" is playing here . Melodrama; adults, teens. In the cast are Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Ray Walston, Charles Durning, Eileen Brennan. Running time: 129 minutes...December 26, 1973
  • "Stone Killer" mixes those bloody cliches
    "The Stone Killer" is playing at local theaters. Crime drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam. Running time: 95 minutes.
  • Camera Gives Aisle Seat in Movie "Stop the World"
    "Stop the World -- I Want to Get Off" is playing at the Vogue, will open Wednesday at the Vine and Berea. In the cast are Tony Tanner and Millicent Martin. Running time: 98 minutes. Capsule comment: A literal transfer of the stage musical to film; has both the virtues and faults of the original.
  • Newest Sherlock Holmes Scores High in "Terror"
    "A Study in Terror" is playing at the Embassy and Vine and at the Northfield and Autorama drive-ins. In the cast are John Neville, Donald Houston, Anthony Quayle and Robert Morley. Running time: 94 minutes. Capsule comment: Sherlock Holmes is back in a fair movie that is a pleasant change from the secret agent stuff.
  • The Desperate Pursuit for the Almighty Buck
    "II Successo" opened last night at the Continental Theater. Italian films with English subtitles. In the cast are Vittorio Gassman, Anouk Aimee and Jean Louis Trintignant. Running time: 103 minutes. Capsule review: Gassman makes this an eloquently bitter indictment of ambition mixed with greed.
  • Hate Culture Grabs "Such Good Friends"
    "Such Good Friends" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-drama; adults. In the cast are Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard, Laurence Luckinbill. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • Disney's "Summer Magic" Just Right
    [Summer Magic] Walt Disney's "Summer Magic" opened yesterday at the Hipp. Among those in the cast are Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire, Deborah Walley and Eddie Hodges. Running time: 109 minutes. Capsule judgment: Disney magic.
  • "Summer Wishes" falls short
    "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams" is playing here. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sydney. Running time: 88 minutes.
  • Film has Farrah, little else
    "Sunburn" is playing at theaters here. Mystery comedy; adults, teens. In the cast are Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Charles Grodin, Art Carney.
  • Ever on Sunday
    "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" is playing at World East and World West. Drama; adults. In the cast are Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft. Running time: 110 minutes.
  • New name given to same old role
    "Support Your Local Gunfighter" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-western; adults, older teens. In the test are James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam, Joan Blondell, Harry Morgan, Marie Windsor. Running time: 92 minutes.
  • What Happened to Old Dirty Movies?
    "The Swinger" is now at 14 area theaters. In the cast are Ann-Margret, Tony Franciosa, Robert Coote and Nydia Westman. Running time: 118 minutes Capsule comment: Too silly for adults, too gamy for the family trade.
  • "Sword" Is Disney at His Best
    "The Sword in the Stone," an all-cartoon feature from Walt Disney, is playing at the Ohio. Running time: 80 minutes. Capsule judgment: This one is brimming over with that old Disney magic.

T-V

  • Strain Begins to Tell in Stewart, Dee Epic 
    "Take Her, She's Mine" is playing at the Palace. Among those in the east are James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Robert Morley, Audrey Meadows, Philippe Forquet and John McGiver. Running time: 98 minutes. Capsule judgment: The film is diverting even though most of the situations are pretty strained.
  • "Taking Off" Puts You On
    "Taking Off" is playing at World East and World West. Comedy; adults. In the cast are Buck Henry, Lynn Carlin. Running time: 92 minutes.
  • Polynesian Belle Just Fails to Ring
    "Tamahine" opened yesterday at the State. Among those ln the cast are Nancy Kwan, John Fraser and Dennis Price. Running time: 86 minutes. Capsule judgment: Romantic comedy about island girl at boys' private school -- dull.
  • 10 Rillington Place
    "10 Rillington Place" is playing at local theaters. Crime drama;adults, older teens. In the cast are Richard Attenborough, John Hurt, Judy Geeson.Running time:109 minutes.
  • "That Darn Cat" Is Purr-ty Sharp
    "That Darn Cat" is playing at the Cinema, Fairview and Severance. In the cast are Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Roddy McDowell, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Dorothy Provine, Neville Brand and Ed Wynn. Running time: 116 minutes. A first-rate Walt Disney film offering fun for the entire family.
  • Prison walls do not a movie make
    "There was a Crooked Man" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults. In the cast are Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Hume Cronyn. Running time: 125 minutes....January 21, 1971
  • This "Trinity" Is Not Blessed By Our Tony
    "They Call Me Trinity" is playing at local theaters. Comedy-western; general audiences. In the cast are Terence Hill, Bud Spencer and Farley Granger. Running time: 109 minutes.
  • "This Man Must Die" is good suspense movie
    "This Man Must Die" is playing at the Berea and Mayland Theaters.Suspense; adults, older teens. In the cast are Michel Duchaussoy, Caroline Cellier. Running time: 115 minutes.
  • Mack the Knife Sliced Up
    "Three Penny Opera" is now playing at the Vogue. Among those in the east are: Curt Jurgens, Hildegarde Neff, June Ritchie and Sammy Davis. Running time: 83 minutes. Capsule Judgment: Film treatment of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill classic comes across as an uneven, patched-up affair.
  • Thunderball Improves on Bond's Technique
    "Thunderball" opens today at the Detroit, Shaker and State. In the cast are Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi. Running time: 130 minutes. Capsule comment: Cut from the same Bond cloth -- action, pretty girls and far-out gadgetry with emphasis on the latter.
  • Drugs, computers "star" in bleak movie of future
    "THX 1138" is playing at local theaters. Science fiction; adults, older teens. In the cast are Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasance, Maggie McOmie. Running time: 83 minutes.
  • "To Sir With Love" Rates a Yessir
    "To Sir With Love" opens today at Loew's Ohio, East and West and at the Stillwell. Drama; adults and teens. In the cast are Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Lulu Suzy Kendall. Running time: 105 minutes.
  • Desert War Puts Punch in "Tobruk"
    "Tobruk" is playing at the Cinema, Great Northern, Palace, Severance, Willow and Yorktown. World War II drama. Among those in the cast are Nigel Green, George Peppard, Guy Stockwell and Rock Hudson. Running time: 107 minutes.
  • Tony Rome
    "Tony Rome" is at Cinema I, Hipp, Loew's East and West and the Stillwell. Detective melodrama; adults. In the cast are Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John, Richard Conte, Sue Lyon. Running time: 109 minutes.
  • "Too Late the Hero" is too much old helmet
    "Too Late the Hero" is playing at local theaters. War melodrama; adults, teens. In the cast are Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Harry Andrews, Ronald Fraser. Running time: 133 minutes.
  • Bergman's Latest is a Soft "Touch"
    "The Touch" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults. In the cast are Bibi Andersson, Elliott Gould, Max von Sydow. Running time: 112 minutes.
  • T. R. Baskin: Small Town Girl Makes Bad
    "T. R. Baskin" is playing at local theaters. Drama; adults. In the cast are Candice Bergen, Peter Boyle, James Caan, Marcia Rodd. Running time: 89 minutes.
  • Duke Wayne film shows he's human
    "The Train Robbers" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults, teens. In the cast are John Wayne, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, Ann-Margret, Christopher George, Bobby Vinton. Running time: 92 minutes.
  • "Traveling Executioner" won't exactly slay you
    "The Traveling Executioner" is playing at local theaters. Black comedy; adults. ln the cast are Stacy Keach, Mariana Hill, Bud Cort. Running time: 94 minutes.
  • "Travels With My Aunt" has class
    "Travels With My Aunt" is playing at the World East and World West. Comedy; adults older teens. In the cast are Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Robert Stephens, Lou Gossett. Running time: 110 minutes.
  • This tree bears glorious fruit
    "The Tree of Wooden Clogs" is playing at the Cedar-Lee. Drama; adults, teens. Italian film with English subtitles. Running time: 185 minutes.
  • "Train" Roars Along at Dizzy Clip
    "The Train" is now playing at the Allen and Severance Theaters. Among those in the cast are Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreaux and Michel Simon. Running time: 133 minutes. Capsule judgment: Melodrama with a realistic touch -- plenty of action.
  • "Triple Cross" Good, but Suffers From Bondwagon
    "Triple Cross" is at the Embassy, Cedar-Lee and Great Northern. Espionage drama; adults, older teens. Among those in the cast are Christopher Plummer, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Yul Brynner Gert Frobe and Claudine Auger. Running time: 126 minutes.
  • Bunuel's latest good but dull
    "Tristana" is playing at World East and World West. Drama; adults. In the cast are Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero. Running time: 95 minutes.
  • "The 25th Hour" Has Tragic Tick
    "The 25th Hour" is playing at the Center-Mayfield, Fairview, Granada, Lake and Canal Rd. drive-in, and opens tomorrow at the Mercury. In the cast are Anthony Quinn and Virna Lisi. Running time: 134 minutes.
  • Two mules for Sara, nun for Eastwood
    "Two Mules for Sister Sara" is playing at local theaters. Western adventure; adults, older teens. In the cast are Shirley MacLaine and Clint Eastwood. Running time: 114 minutes.
  • "Motels" Should Be Obscene But Not Heard
    "200 Motels" is playing at the Cedar-Lee. Musical fantasy; adults. In the cast are the Mothers of Invention; Ringo Starr, Theodore Bikel. Running time: 98 minutes.
  • Lemmon Juices Up Sagging Sex Script
    "Under the Yum Yum Tree" is playing at the Hipp. Among those in the cast are Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, Edie Adams, Imogene Coca, Paul Lynde and Dean Jones. Running time: 110 minutes. Capsule judgment: One of those movies in which everyone talks about sex but nobody does anything.
  • "Sandbox" is scratchy, but Barbra triumphs
    "Up the Sandbox" is playing at local theaters. Comedy drama adults, older teens. In the cast are Barbra Streisnd, David Selby, Ariane Heller. Running Time: 98 minutes.
  • "Von Richtofen" falls flat
    "Von Richtofen and Brown" is playing at local theaters. World War I drama; adults, teens. In the cast are John Phillip Law, Don Stroud. Running time: 97 minutes.

W-Z

  • Things Get Pretty Dull Down Under
    "Walkabout" is playing at local theaters. Adventure; adults, older teens. In the cast are Jenny Agutter, Lucien John, David Gumpilil. Running time: 95 minutes.
  • I "Wanda" who's kissing her now
    "Wanda" is playing at the Heights Art and Westwood. Drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • "War Game" Is Deadly One
    "The War Game," a movie now showing at the Continental, is a 47-minute pseudo-documentary that is unusual and frightening. The work is offered as a documentary, but it documents a hypothetical situation.
  • Playing at the Game of War
    "The War of the Buttons" opened last night at the Continental Art. French film with English subtitles. In the cast are dozens of talented youngsters including two named Martin Lartigue and Andre Treton. Running time: 92 minutes. Capsule review: Charming kids using some not so charming language in a comedy about juvenile gang fights, French peasant style.
  • Crime Goes West in "War Wagon"
    "The War Wagon" opens today at the Cinema, Embassy, Great Northern, Lake, Mercury, Severance. Western; adults, older teens. Among those in the cast are Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Bruce Cabot, Keenan Wynn, Howard Keel, Robert Walker. Running time: lOl minutes.
  • Russians join Battle of Waterloo -- Napoleon still loses
    "'Waterloo" is another spectacle movie, the kind the industry keeps saying we will never see again because of the heavy costs of making them... April 2, 1971
  • "Way We Were" is like it was
    "The Way We Were" is playing at local theaters. Romantic drama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Patrick O'Neal, Viveca Lindfors. Running time: 110 minutes.
  • War Comedy Is Too Silly, but Has Some Laughs
    "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?" is playing at Loew's East, West and State. Among those in the cast are James Coburn, Dick Shawn, Sergio Fantoni, Giovanna Ralli and Aldo Ray. Running time: 119 minutes. Capsule comment: World War II farce-comedy that is sometimes funny, sometimes just silly.
  • "Helen" is latest shocker movie
    "What's the Matter With Helen?" is playing at local theaters. Suspense shocker; adults, older teens. In the cast: are Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver, Agnes Moorehead. Running time: 101 minutes.
  • "Wheeler Dealers" Spin Some Fun
    "The Wheeler Dealers" is now playing at the State. In the cast are James Garner, Lee Remick, Phil Harris, Chill Wills, Jim Backus and Louis Nye. Running time: 105 minutes. Capsule judgment: A free-wheeling comedy that spoofs Wall Street. A little overdone, but fun.
  • "Stranger" lets viewer imagine gory details
    "When A Stranger Calls" is playing at local theaters. Suspense; adults, older teens. In the cast are Carol Kane, Charles Durnlng, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Beckley, Ron O'Neal. Running time: 97 minutes.
  • "When Eight Bells Toll" -- It will ring your chimes
    "When Eight Bells Toll" is playing at local theaters. Adventure; adults, teens. In the cast are Anthony Hopkins, Robert Morley, Jack Hawkins, Nathalie Delon. Running time: 94 minutes.
  • David Niven Rescues Spy Film
    "Where the Spies Are" is playing at the Berea, Homestead, Mayland, Stillwell, Vine and Willow. In the cast are David Niven, Francois Dorleac, Cyril Cusack, John LeMesurier. Running time 108 minutes. Capsule comment: Good espionage yarn helped immeasurably by the deft acting of David Niven.
  • "Kellerman" is crazy
    "Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?" is playing at the Richmond and Riverside. Comedy; adults, older teens. In the cast are Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Harris, Jack Warden, David Burns. Running time: 108 minutes....August 5, 1971
  • "The Wild Angels" is playing at 10 area theaters.
    [Wild Angels] In the cast are Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra. Running time: 83 minutes. Capsule comment: A movie as revolting as the people it depicts.  "The Wild Angels" is playing at 10 area theaters. In the cast are Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra. Running time: 83 minutes. Capsule comment: A movie as revolting as the people it depicts.
  • An unusual foreign film gets several showings here
    [Wild Child] Tickets for "The Wild Child" are $5 each for adults, $2 for students and children. Most of the tickets have been sold in advance, so to assure yourself of a seat it is best to make a phone reservation by calling 268-3583, 681-3641 or 921-6271.
  • "The Wild Rovers" is contrived simplicity
    "The Wild Rovers" is playing at local theaters. Western; adults, older teens. In the cast are William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden. Running time: 110 minutes.
  • "Willard" is ratty tale
    "Willard" is playing at local theaters. Horror Suspense; adults, teens. In the cast are Bruce Davison, Ernest Borgnine, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke. Running time: 96 minutes.
  • "Willy Wonka" is sweet fantasy
    "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" had its premiere at the Mayland last night, opens at other theaters today. Musical fantasy; family. In the cast are Peter Ostrum, Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson. Running time: 100 minutes.
  • Time killed, too, in Mitchum film
    "The Wrath of God" is playing at local theaters. Adventure melodrama; adults, older teens. In the cast are Robert Mitchum, Victor Buono, Ken Hutchison, Frank Langella, Rita Hayworth, John Colicos, Paula Pritchett. Running time: 111 minutes....August 17, 1972
  • "Wuthering Heights" misses whole point
    "Wuthering Heights" ls playing at local theaters. Romantic drama; general audiences. In the cast are Anna Calder-Marshell, Timothy Dalton,Harry Andrews, Judy Cornwell, Hugh Griffith. Running time: 105 minutes.
  • Noise, Gimmicks Highlight Latest Agent 007 Thriller:
    "You Only Live Twice" is playing at the Detroit, Hipp, La Salle, Severance, Stillwell and Willow. Spy film; adults, older teens. In the cast are Sean Connery, Donald Pleasance, Tetsuro Tamba and a bunch of pretty Japanese girls. Running time: 116 minutes.
  • Anthony Quinn Just Great in "Zorba the Greek"
    "Zorba the Greek" opened last night at the Richmond Theater. Among those in the cast are Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas and Lila Kedrova. Running time: 142 minutes. One of the best movies of this year or any other year -- magnificent.