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June 30, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 90

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,'-··::. 'Musketeers' delightful romp "The Golden Falcon," (Italian, 1960) *'/z 2 p.m. (£ Nadia Gray, Frank Latimore. Jealous woman attempts to compromise the man she loves when he is to wed another. Turgid costume drama dubbed in English. * '* '* "Caesar the Conqueror," (1961 )*Vz 3:30p.m.® Cameron Mitchell. Familiar, foreign-made, English-dubbed, heroic adventure for the action fan in the post-mongoloid category. '·': I * * * "Haunts of the Rich," (197?;^*Vz 8:30 p.m. (D ® Lloyd Bridges, Cloris Leachman. Remember "Outward Bound" and "No Exit?" Here's;a variation of their themes, placing a group of strangers together in a remote spot, which may or may not be hell. Setting is a sumptuous resort on a plush island where the guests trot out their personal hangups before too long. Attractive cast. Made-for-TV. * « » "The Way West" (1967) *· 9 p.m. O Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum. The fine novel by A.B. Guthrie Jr., has been turned into a hackney edi disappointing saga of a wagon, train on the great trek ptof Oregon in the 1840s. Good cast helps a little, but not enough. . . - . . . - · ' · : · * * '*_ '.'Ar-Thpusand. Clowns," (1965); 3** 9 p.m. ® ® © · JasonyR'pbards Jr., Barbara Harris. A touching, wacky comedy] based on the hit Broadway play by Herb Gardner;. Jason Robards wihnirigjx recreates his role of the non-conformist writer, ,deteranined to make his teenaged nephew wise before his time. The situation triggers some knowing dialogue, and the supporting characters are beautifully played by Barbara Harris, as a social worker; Martin Balsam as the hero's successful businessman brother; Barry Gordon as the lad .growing up under his uncle's tutelage; and Gen Saks as a wild children's TV show . host. · ' . · : ..· · . ' * *. * "The Beloved Rogue," (Silent classic) 9:30 p.m.® |John Barrymore, Slim Siim^nervillev: Barrymore stars ·as Francois Villon, the man who has: inspired countless stage--forks' including "Vagabond King.'' In this versions-Villon becomes a confidant of King Louis XI, but is soon exiled when he falls in love with Charlotte de Vauxqelles, a lady of the court whom the King had planned to use as a political pawn through marriage to a nobelman. * * * "Rampage,'·' (British, 1963)^11:30 p.m. (S Robert Mitchum. Elsa Martinelli. Fans who like tfieir adventure films with a minimum of plot twists might enjoy this action drama starring Mitchum as a big game hunter. Mitchum's assignment is to bring back rare examples of jungle cats from the Malaxarpwilds with the help of capable Jack Hawkins and lovely'Elsa Martinelli. "The Monolith Monsters," (1957)** 11:30 p.m. Q Grant Williams, Lola Albright. Strange deaths occur after a meteor shatters in the California desert. A geologist discovers why, at the risk of his life. Standard sci-fi thriller. * * * "Come September," ·(1961) **'/ 2 12 midnight, f Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobri- gida. Splendid Italian scenery grafted to a frothy little comedy plot about a million- " aire who discovers his caretaker is using his villa as a hotel when he's away. None cf the starring players are exactly comedy whizzes, but it's all pleasant enough and Gina is yummy to look at. » * * "Guns of Batasi," (British, 1964) ***'/ 2 Midnight, ® Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins. A provocative drama of substance dealing with the strife-ridden climate prevalent in the Africa of the 60's. Richard Attenborough, as an old school British Sgt., Major stationed in the middle of the upheaval, gives a splendid performance, and he's matched by a distinguished .supporting cast including Jack Hawkins, Flora ; Robson. and Cecil Parker. The conflict builds to a tense climax in which the natives plan.violent action against the British subjects and their supporters. Incidentally, Mia Farrow is cast as the young interest in the film. . "30 Winchesters for El Diablo," 11:45 p.m.®. "Mourning Becomes Electra," (1947) **'/«, 12:15 a.m. ·® Rosalind-Russell, Leo Genn, Raymond Massey. Eugene O'Neill's tale of hatred and conflict in a New England family in the Civil War days. Long, excessively morbid, not for every taste. By James F. Dnt "THE THREE MUSKETEERS," Michael York, Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston. Kearse ···% If there is one scene in this very funny film which sort of capsulizes its sense of der- ring-do gone awry it is toward the end of the movie when, in the midst of a huge fight, a man dressed in a bear suit goes rushing by a band of Cardinal Richelieu's guard and one of the guardsmen yells. "Follow that bear." Who the man is and what he is doing dressed as a bear and why the Cardinal's men want to spit him on their sabers you'll discover when you see the movie. And I very heartily recommend that you do see the movie. Because this improbable two-hour blend of hilarious slapstick and robust swash buckling is one of the most thoroughly entertaining, handsomely mounted films I've seen in a long time. It is the kind of movie where the audience, completely entranced with what's going; on T on screen, punctuates its billows of laughter with impromptu cheers as the heroes give the villians their comeuppance. This is the fourth film of the classic Alexander Dumas historical-adventure novel about skullduggery at the 17th century court of Louis XIII of France and it probably is the best. One big reason is that the splendid adaption was written by George MacDonald Fraser, author of the- "Flashman" novels. But Fraser can't take all the credit. There's a lot of it to go around and it can be shared by Richard ^Lester,, the director, who moves his players from swordfight to pratfall, from the glittering opulence of the courts to the muddy: squalor of the streets; and with the actors --. allofithem including Ra- cxxt ENJOY ICE SKATING THIS EVENING NOW THRU AUG. 10 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY 9:30 p.m.- 1 1:30 p.m. FRIDAY 9:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. 1 1:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (A*iHj, 18 in. owl tWer). SATURDAY SUNDAY 8:00 p.m.-) 0:00 p.m. 1 0:30 p.m.*12:30 a.m. A*ilti:JI.M,ClHMf«i75', AVAILABLE NWmVATE PARTIES AM LESSONS ,MMMIE 348-8077 quel Welch who shows an unexpected comic talent as the klutzy dressmaker to the Queen. Michael Y" r !: is a wild-eyed D'Artagnan who is as liable to trip over his sword blade as not; Richard Chamberlain. Olver Reed and Frank Finlay are the three musketeers whose sword fights are unlike the smooth thrust and parry of Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, but more on the order of a Pier Six brawl with eye gouging, kicking, biting and stomping. The term "family movie" unfortunately has come to mean "kiddie movie." That's too bad because "The Three Musketeers" really IS a family movie in the sense JULY JAMBOREE ·FAYETTEVIILE- MONDAY JULY 1 V A WHY SHOW 7:30 P.M. COURT HOUSE LAWN FEATURING CAST OF "HATFUDSMcCOYS" NO ADMISSION IN CONCERT THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP SKCIt RESTS TiK«Mlca SATURDAY JULY 20 9P.M.. CHARLESTON civic cum TICKETS OH SALE NOW CIVIC CINTR AW til juniuL »ON$ omen MAILORDERS KYI»IS SIIBI, CUUSnM.W.25301 CALL 34S497D FOR RESERVATIONS KiSENTB) BY NATIONAL SHOWS TUESDAY JULY 2 8:00 P.M. PIRATE STADIUM (W EVENT OF IAIN, MEMORIAL AUMTOMUM) IN PERSON f RON NA$liVUE,TEllli. CHARLIE McCOY MEL STREET-LYND1KAY LANCE JANE BENGER-JMMY NAIL BAND ADVANCE TICKETS: *2.50-*1.00 NOW ON SALE- WISEMAN DRUG Fayetteville... New River Supply Oak Hill ABeckley that the entire family actual- nudity, no obscenity, and it ly can enjoy it. There's no is roaringly funny. ALL STEAKS ON SPECIAL imhictsintu 4 Swdorr LumliggJiy W. Vo.'s Number One Steak House KANAWHA CITY CLUBHOUSE 4102MacC«fcleAve.,S.E. Ni.925-9ttO BACK AGAM BY POPULAR DEMAND AN EVENING OF SOLD GOLD. M» U? mm ,**" **mmm i XI FRIDAY JULY 12 8PM CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER TICKETS ON SALE NOW CIVK CHTB A» AU MTMMAL SNOWS OOTLETS S6.00 $5.00 $440 ALL SEATS KSBVEB MAILORDERS Ft ANUIVM.ll ITHEFOURUASONS C/OCIVICCINTB,HTNOlKSTtHT CHABJSTON, W. VA. U JO I Mil 3414171FN KSHII1WB I* WNMTM THURSDAY JULY 4 ALL-DAY TOWN PARK CELEBRATION CWTESIS-OlltS-COKCaiS CQK1SSBIS-MUIIC FHIWMIS OPENING WEDNESDAY the Prisoner of The funniest play since "The Odd Couple" by the Master-jokesmith of American show business. SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE WED.thn.FM. $950 ^fc-- PER COUPLE off regular price RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED DAILY Tel. Chas. 755-3811, Htgn. 736-8904 Doors open 6 P.M; Daily 4:00 P.ivl.' Sunday CLOSED TUESDAY JULY 9th ·an' . . · SROH77A/ June 3ft, Iffl. \ i .* .· j \ j ; · » : . ·'- · · ' - . - · » ' CHARLESTON, W. VA. 15s

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