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The Public Television Feature Film Package explores the work of legendary actors and actresses in some of their greatest cinema classics. In these films, presented without interruption, viewers will enjoy an array of noteworthy performances, ranging from Audrey Hepburn’s iconic turn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Will Smith’s enthralling portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the 2001 film Ali. The package is available for station use from 2018 through 2019 and includes 78 films from four major studios.

May 2018:

The Big Sleep

Window Start: 5/1/18
Rights Window: 5/1/18-5/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier:Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1946
Rating: released prior to MPAA ratings
Cast (top billed):Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and John Ridgely
Summary: Raymond Chandler's private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) follows two wealthy sisters (Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers) through a maze.

Bringing Up Baby

Window Start: 5/1/18
Rights Window: 5/1/18-5/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier:Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1938
Rating: released prior to MPAA ratings
Cast (top billed):Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Charles Ruggles
Summary: While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard "Baby."

Officer and a Gentleman

Window Start: 5/1/18
Rights Window: 5/1/18-5/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Paramount
Year Released: 1982
Rating: released prior to MPAA ratings
Cast (top billed):Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Lou Gossett
Summary: A hardened loner (Richard Gere) shapes up for a military drill instructor (Louis Gossett Jr.) and a factory girl (Debra Winger) from town.

Singin' In the Rain

Window Start: 5/1/18
Rights Window: 5/1/18-5/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1952
Rating: G
Cast (top billed):Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor
Summary: A silent-film star (Gene Kelly) loves a chorus girl (Debbie Reynolds) who dubs his squeaky-voiced co-star in a 1927 Hollywood talkie.

June 2018:

High Society

Window Start: 6/1/18
Rights Window: 6/1/18-6/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1956
Rating: released prior to MPAA ratings
Cast (top billed): Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra
Summary: A socialite's (Grace Kelly) ex-husband (Bing Crosby) and a magazine writer (Frank Sinatra) show up for her wedding and cause havoc.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Window Start: 6/1/18
Rights Window: 6/1/18-6/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1954
Rating: released prior to MPAA ratings
Cast (top billed): Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards
Summary: When an Oregon trapper (Howard Keel) decides to marry, his six rowdy brothers aim to follow suit, though not one has a sweetheart yet.

The Thin Man

Window Start: 6/1/18
Rights Window: 6/1/18-6/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1934
Rating: released prior to MPAA ratings
Cast (top billed): William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan
Summary: Sophisticated Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell, Myrna Loy) solve a murder mystery with their wire-haired terrier, Asta.

July 2018:

East of Eden

Window Start: 7/1/18
Rights Window: 7/1/18-7/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1955
Rating: PG
Cast (top billed): James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey
Rebellious Cal (James Dean) competes with his twin, Aron, for the love of his rigid father (Raymond Massey) and for a girl in 1917 California.

North by Northwest

Window Start: 7/1/18
Rights Window: 7/1/18-7/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1955
Rating: Not Rated
Cast (top billed): Cary Grant, Eva Saint, James Mason
Summary: Mistaken identity spurs a foreign spy (James Mason) to pursue an innocent New Yorker (Cary Grant), all the way to Mount Rushmore.

Suspicion

Window Start: 7/1/18
Rights Window: 7/1/18-7/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1941
Rating: Not Rated
Cast (top billed): Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke
Summary: Alfred Hitchcock directs a thriller about a woman who thinks that her husband is plotting to murder her.

Wait Until Dark

Window Start: 7/1/18
Rights Window: 7/1/18-7/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1967
Rating: Not Rated
Cast (top billed): Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna
Summary: Intruders search a blind woman's (Audrey Hepburn) Greenwich Village apartment for a heroin-filled doll.

 

DISTRIBUTOR: American Public Television
APT PROGRAM SERVICE: Syndication
PRODUCER: Various
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Contract period: 01/01/2018-12/31/2019
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