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Time Listings: Jan. 11, 1963

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David and Lisa, shot for less than $200,000 by a man and his wife (Director Frank and Scenarist Eleanor Perry) who had never made a movie before, tells the anguishing and tender story of two psychotic adolescents (Keir Dullea and Janet Margolin) who meet in the pit of madness and help each other to climb out.

Lawrence of Arabia. A handsome new comer named Peter O’Toole is the star of this great big beautiful $10,000,000 spectacle—produced by Sam Spiegel and directed by David Lean—that describes the amazing adventures of a peculiar young Englishman who became the guerrilla genius of World War 1, but the customers will find themselves more fascinated by the landscape in which the story was filmed, by the infinite billowing sea of golden sand that covers Arabia Deserta.

Freud. Director John Huston has turned out an intense, intelligent cinemonograph on the early struggles of the Viennese papa of psychiatry. Montgomery Clift does fairly well as Freud, but sometimes looks more like a patient than a psychiatrist. Susannah York plays a hysteric.

Electra. Greek drama was a religious rite, and the drama cannot fully be felt unless the religion is believed, but Director Michael Cacoyannis has managed to derive a beautiful and sometimes moving piece of cinema from the play by Euripides.

Jumbo. Broadway’s elephantasy of 1935, pumped full of Metrocolor, comes to the screen as a “pulchatoobinous pachadoim” of a picture—anyway, that’s the way Jimmy Durante says it, and in this picture Jimmy himself is 100% right. Martha Raye is 99% right. And Doris Day is Doris Day.

No Exit. A competent cinemadaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s celebrated attempt to demonstrate the existentialist tenet that hell is other people.

Gay Purree. A full-length, somewhat overanimated cattoon about a pretty French pussy named Mewsette who falls in with a sinister allee cat but is rescued by a hair-trigger mouser.

The Reluctant Saint. Maximilian Schell attains new histrionic heights in the amusing, amazing story of San Giuseppe of Cupertino (1603-63), a saint who could literally fly.

Two for the Seesaw. Shirley MacLaine is pretty funny in a pretty funny film version of William Gibson’s Broadway comedy. Robert Mitchum is not.

The Long Absence. A man who does not know who he is and a woman who thinks he is her husband suffer their strange dilemma in a strange but affecting French film, thoughtfully directed by Henri Colpi.

Mutiny on the Bounty. Trevor Howard, as Captain Bligh, is all man and a yardarm wide in MGM’s $18.5 million reconstruction of The Bounty, but Marlon Brando has chosen to play Fletcher Christian as a sort of hard-alee Hamlet.

Long Day’s Journey into Night. Eugene O’Neill’s play, one of the greatest of the century, is brought to the screen without significant changes and with a better than competent cast: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards Jr. and Dean Stockwell.


Fri., Jan. 11

Eyewitness (CBS, 10:30-11 p.m.).* The week’s top news events.

Sat., Jan. 12

Challenge Golf (ABC, 2:30-3:30 p.m.). First of a 13-match series for $156,000, involving Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Phil Rodgers at Los Angeles Country Club.

The Jackie Gleason Show: American Scene Magazine (CBS, 7:30-8:30 p.m.). Guests: Frank Fontaine and the Newton Brothers.

Saturday Night at the Movies (NBC, 9-11 p.m.). Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, with Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Errol Flynn and Eddie Albert.

Sun., Jan. 13

Look Up and Live (CBS, 10:30-11 a.m.). First of a three-part presentation of Tobias and the Angel, a fantasy by the late Scottish playwright James Bridie.

Camera Three (CBS, 11-11:30 a.m.). A dramatization of John Updike’s novel, The Poorhouse Fair.

Sunday Sports Spectacular (CBS, 2:30-4 p.m.). Olympic ski-jumping trials from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and downhill racing trials from Vail, Colo.

National Football League Pro Bowl Game (NBC, 4 p.m. to end).

A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy (CBS, 4-5 p.m.). Repeat.

The Twentieth Century (CBS, 6-6:30 p.m.). U.S. aircraft surveyed from the early experimental jet models of 1942 to the coming Dyna-Soar.

Voice of Firestone (ABC, 10-10:30 p.m.). Guests: Robert Merrill, Anna Moffo and Martha Wright.

Howard K. Smith . . . News and Comment (ABC, 10:30-11 p.m.).

Mon., Jan. 14

David Brinkley’s Journal (NBC, 10-10:30 p.m.). A look at Brasilia, Brazil’s new capital.

Tues., Jan. 15

Young Performers (CBS, 7:30-8:30 p.m.). Four pianists are featured on this season’s third New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concert.

As Caesar Sees It (ABC, 10:30-11 p.m.). Sid Caesar’s fourth special of the current season.


On Broadway

Never Too Late, by Sumner Arthur Long, is pulverizingly funny about a piffling subject—belated fatherhood. As the pater dolorosus, Paul Ford is unimaginably droll.

Little Me. Miming the seven suitors of Belle Poitrine, the All-America show girl, Sid Caesar is the most brilliantly versatile playboy of the Western world.

Beyond the Fringe, a remarkable revue, offers four young English antiEstablishmentarians aiming blowgun darts of parody with poisonously amusing accuracy.

Tchin-Tchin sees the world through a whisky glass, as a couple of wistful rejects drink the lees of abandonment by their mutually unfaithful spouses. Margaret Leighton and Anthony Quinn are amusing, affecting and marvelous.

Stop the World—I Want to Get Off is a petulant British everyman’s How to Succeed, written, directed, composed, mimed, sung, and stage-hogged by Anthony Newley, who is not all that talented. His helpmate, Anna Quayle, is a comic find.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, by Edward Albee, is a jolting, mesmeric, wittily savage theatrical experience. In this brilliantly devised night of marital horrors, Arthur Hill is monstrously intelligent, and Uta Hagen is a power-and-sex-hungry witch.

Off Broadway

The Dumbwaiter and The Collection, by Harold Pinter. In these two one-acters, Britain’s most provocative dramatist puts his characters in an enigmatic rat’s maze where they twist, turn and stumble, seeking each other and the truth with absurd and terrifying results.


Best Reading

Against the American Grain, by Dwight Macdonald’. In a series of engaging essays, a razor-witted critic hews an assortment of U.S. cultural pretensions down to size.

Franz Kafka, Parable and Paradox, by Heinz Politzer. The most trenchant study to date of the strange writer in whose nightmarish parables of human alienation 20th century man has found a chilling portrait of himself.

The Conquest of London and The Middle Years, Vols. II and III of Henry James, by Leon Edel. A graceful and massive work (it will run to four volumes).

The Cape Cod Lighter, by John O’Hara. America’s most celebrated short-story writer at work again in his old provincial stamping grounds—small-town New Jersey and Gibbsville, Pa.

Renoir, My Father, by Jean Renoir. Fond impressions of life with the great impressionist, by his gifted son.

The Letters of Oscar Wilde, edited by Rupert Hart-Davis. This first complete collection reveals the witty playwright not as the foppish caricature he seemed, but as the sad and profound fellow he was.

Best Sellers

FICTION 1. Fail-Safe, Burdick and Wheeler (1, last week)

2. Seven Days in May, Knebel and Bailey (2) 3. A Shade of Difference, Drury (3) 4. Genius, Dennis (7) 5. Ship of Fools, Porter (5)

6. The Cape Cod Lighter, O’Hara

7. Where Love Has Gone, Robbins (9)

8. Dearly Beloved, Lindbergh (6)

9. $100 Misunderstanding, Gover (8)

10. The Thin Red Line, Jones (4)


1. O Ye Jigs & Juleps!, Hudson (3)

2. Travels with Charley, Steinbeck (1)

3. Silent Spring, Carson (2)

4. My Life in Court, Nizer (4)

5. The Points of My Compass, White (5)

6. Final Verdict, St. Johns (6)

7. Happiness Is a Warm Puppy, Schulz (7)

8. Letters from the Earth, Twain (8)

9. The Rothschilds, Morton (9)

10. The Pyramid Climbers, Packard (10)

* All times E.S.T.

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