Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 7, 1976 · Page 29
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 29

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, February 7, 1976
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Television Forecast Teacher's frontier life could click By Mary Shay Citizen TV Writer "Sara" premieres at 7 p.m. Friday on Channel 13. In this promising new series, Brenda Vaccaro stars as Sara Yarnell, a 19th-century frontier schoolteacher. "Sara," based on a novel by Marian Cockrell, concerns an Eastern teacher seeking new life in a frontier mining town. Contrary to everything the townspeople expect from their school ma rm, she wages a continual personal battle to maintain her own independence while struggling to build a school in a town where education is considered a frill. Miss Vaccaro, an Emmy Award-winning actress, is known to be a rather feisty nonconformist. This looks like a tailor-made role for her, and she just might have the right mixture of sparkle and spunk to make it click. The show certainly offers relief from cops and robbers. "The Japanese Film" returns to Channel G for a 13- week nm, beginning at 2:30 p.m. today with "Sanjuro" starring Toshiro Mifune. Next week will be "Uget- su," a chilling ghost story set in medival Japan, followed (Feb. 21) by "Harp of Burma," a haunting story of guilt and spiritual redemption · Channel 9's prime time will be dominated by coverage of the Olympics. Other highlights of the coming week include: MONDAY Channel 6, 7:30 p.m. -- Live coverage of the Tucson City Council meeting. Channel 4, 9 p.m. -- Arlene Dahl makes a rare TV appearance when she guest stars in "Jigsaw John." Michael Ansara and Andrew Duggan also guest in this episode, which centers on a 12-year-old murder. TUESDAY Channel 4, 3:30 p.m. -"Papa and Me," a drama special, is presented on "Special Treat." The loving rela- At The Movies Another look at Atlantis Brenda Vaccaro stars as "Sara" in a new series set in an 187r*s frontier town. It premieres at 7 p.m. Friday on Channel 13. tionship between an. elerly man and his grandson enables the boy to cope with death and understand its place in the scheme of life. Joseph Mascolo and Matthew Laborteaux star. Channel 6, 7:30 p.m. -- The National Geographic Society presents "The Animals Nobody Loved." It looks at the "varmints" of the once wild West -- the coyote, the rattlesnake and the mustang. Channel 9, 7:30 p.m. -- "Laverne and Shirley" were sampled by an exceptionally large audience, garnering a huge (49) share in the Nielsen ratings last week. The girls' big test comes this week, to see if they can hold that audience. Channel 13, 9 p.m. -- Joan Blondell guests on "Switch," playing the head of a family that specializes in extortions. WEDNESDAY Channel 13, 7 p.m. -- "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown," an animated "Peanuts" special, is rebroadcast. Channel 13, 7:30 p.m. -- "Mowgli's Brothers," Rudyard Kipling's classic children's tale of the "man cub" who grew up among the animals of the Indian jungle, is presented as an animated special. Roddy McDowall narrates the adventure story. Channel 11, 8 p.m. -- Live college basketball action as Glenda Jackson and George Segal star^n the movie "A Touch of Class" at 8 p.m. Thursday on Channel 4. Notre Dame takes on Villanova. Channel 6, 9 p.m. -- Lanford Wilson's "The Mound Builders" is presented on "Theater in America." It is a drama about adultery and murder in the setting of an archaeological dig of ancient American Indian burial mounds. THURSDAY Channel 4, 8 p.m. -- "A Touch of Class," a 1973 box- office hit, has its first TV showing. Glenda Jackson and George Segal star in this sophisticated comedy about a divorcee and a married man who have an affair. She won her second Oscar as best actress for this role. Channel 6, 8 p.m. -- The 1957-'58 NBA Championship series between the Celtics and Hawks is highlighted on "The Way It Was." Channel 6, 9 p.m. -- Steve Tesich's "Nourish the Beast" is rebroadcast on "Hollywood Television Theater." Eileen Brennan and John Randolph head the cast of this whimsical comedy about an eccentric family of optimists, including a mother and her fourth husband who thoughtfully advertises for his successor. FRIDAY Channel 13, 7 p.m. -- "Sara" premieres. Channel 11, 7:30 p.m. -Live basketball coverage as the Wildcats take on the Utah Utes at Salt Lake City. Channel 13, 8 p.m. -- Walter Matthau stars as a cop who has to deal with a million dollar crime, a subway car full of hostages and an hour to save their lives, in "The Taking of,. Pelham One Two Three."' 'The 1974 movie costars Robert Shaw and Martin Balsam, with Hector Elizondo and Jerry Stiller. Channel 4, 9 p.m. -- Claude Akins plays an alcoholic cop on "Pafice Story." Pat Crowley, Peter Mark Richman, John Agar and Jan Clayton co-star. Channel 4, midnight -- "The Midnight Special" offers the first of two programs commemorating its third anniversary. By Micheline Keating Citizen Movie Critic For years the mystery of the so-called lost continent, Atlantis, has teased the imagination. More than 2,000 books and articles have been written about it. It was not until recent years that some scientists, believing they had discovered a flaw in Plato's writings about Atlantis, finally decided that this lost civilization was centered Tn the Mediterranean in the area of the island of Crete. Their theory is that 3,500 years ago there was a powerful volcanic eruption on the island of Santorini, 70 miles to the north of Crete, that left, from what in ancient times was continuous land, three U- shaped islands. Drs. Jeremy and Virginia More, a husband and wife team, spent five years making a documentary movie about the finding of "Atlantis." The movie now may be seen at the Cineworld, La Placita and Tucson 4 theaters. Other films at the local theaters this weekend are: APACHE. (1) Charles Bronson in a good film about the Great Depression of the 30s, "Hard Times" (PG), and Dustin Hoffman makes like an Indian in- "Little Big Man" (PG-SV). (2) "Manson" (R-ESXPV), a documentary on the "family" responsible for the murder of starlet Sharon Tate, and "No Way Out" (R-EV), Mafia oriented. (3) "The Wild Party" (R- ESX), fun in the 20s, and "Chastity" (R-ESX), with Cher Bono Allman. BUENA VISTA. (1) "Hindenburg" (PG-SV), the recreation of a true air disaster, and "Airport 75" (PG-SV), a fictionalized air disaster. (2) "The Man who Would Be King" (PG-SV), a big, splashy old fashioned movie in the best sense. There will be afternoon matinees of the children's film "Black Beauty" (G), about a horse. CACTUS. "Killer Elite" (PG-EV), Sam Peckinpah slips a bit with this one, and "The Wilby Conspiracy" (PG). C A T A L I N A . "Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother" (PG), a daffy comedy directed and acted by Gene Wilder. CINE AZTECA. Showing Spanish language films only, the features are: "Calzonzin Inspector" (NR) and "Rio Salvaje" (NR). CINEWORLD. (1) "The Lies .My Father Told Me" (PG), a bittersweet memoir of growing up Jewish in Montreal. (2) "Three Days of the Condor" (R-EV), Robert Redford in the lower echelon of the CIA, and "The Wild Party" (R-ESX) -- see Apache. (3) and (4) "Atlantis" (G), a documentary which serves Here Is the national film rating code provided by tbe Motion Picture Association of America and used In all theater advertisements: G--General audience, all ages admitted. PG--Parental guidance suggested, some material may not be suitable for pre- teen-agers. R--Restricted, under 17 requires accompanying parent or guardian. X--No one under 17 admitted. In addition tbe Tucson Dally Citizen has its own rating code to provide further Information in the questionable areas, particularly in films with a national PG rating: f N-Nudlty E-Ex(wsslve. I P-PnXanlty. S--Some. 1 SX--Sex. V V-VMeace. up the theory that the so- called "lost continent" is really the island of Crete and surrounding land engulfed by a tidal wave 3,500 years ago. CORONADO. "Blackbeard's Ghost" (G), Disney does it again. EL DORADO. (1) "Dog Day Afternoon" (R-EPSX), Al Pacino gives an Oscar-tinted performance as an ineffectual bank robber. (2) "Lucky Lady" (R- ESXV), Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds and Gene Hackman sink in some murky water. LA PLACITA. (1) and (2) "Atlantis" -- see Cineworld. (3) "Torso" (R) and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (R), two grizzly happenings that don't need to be retold on film. MIDWAY. "Aloha, Bobby Rose" (PG) romancing in Hawaii, and "Whiteline Fever" (PG-SV), a look at the trucking game. MIRACLE. "Blackbeard's Ghost" (G) -- also at the Corouado -- and "Trapped on Cougar Mountain" (G), both from Disney. NEW LOFT. "Love and Anarchy" (R-ESX) and "The Seduction of Mimi" (R-ESX), both directed by Lina Wert- muller, Europe's "in" director of the moment. PARK MALL. (1) "Mahoga- ny" (R-ESX) and "Once Is Not Enough" (R-ESX) -- both lavish but undistinguished. (2) "The Story of 0" (X), soft core porno, and "The Happy Hooker (R-ESX), based upon the life of Xaviera Hollander, who was one. (3) "Jaws" (PG-EV), a man-eating shark attacks a summer resort. (4) "The Black Bird" (PG), a putdown of "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Sunshine Boys" (PG), about a pair of feuding old time vaudevillians. P R I N C E . "Cover G i r l Models" (R-ESX), "The Arousers" (R-ESX) and "Street Girls" (R-ESX), to call them second rate is being too kind. RODEO. Showing Spanish language movies only, the features tonight are: "La Justicia Tiene Doce Anos" (NR) and "Contrabandistas Del Caribe" (NR). Tomorrow: "La Gatila" (NR) and "La Muerte De Pane ho Villa" (NR). SHOWCASE. (1) "Swept Away" (R-ESX), another by Lina Wertmuller -- there is no getting away from this great female Italian director these days. This is a boistrous paro-i dy that is done a disservice by poor English dubbing. (2) "The Romantic Englishwoman" (R-ESX), smart, sophisticated and beautifully acted by Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine and Helmut Berger. TUCSON 4. (I) "Torso" (R) and "The Chainsaw Massacres" (R) --see La Placita. (2) "Mahogany" (R-ESX) and "Once Is Not Enough" (R-ESX) -- also at the Park Mall. (3) "Fritz the Cat" (R), "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat" (R), both animated porno, and "Heavy Traffic" (R). (4) "Atlantis" (G) -- also at Cineworld and La Placita -and "The Neptune Factor" (G). 22ND STREET. "Night Call Nurses" (R-ESX), "Candy Stripe Nurses" (R-ESX) and "Young Nurses" (R-ESX) -the nursing profession should protest and picket these sick movies. Movie Times page 9 The entrance to a palace believed by some to be part of the lost "Atlantis," a movie now showing at Cine- worid, La Placita and Tucson 4 theaters. SATURDAY/FEBRUARY 7, 1976 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN PAGES

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