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CINEMA: Time Listings, Jun. 22, 1959

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Pork Chop Hill. Director Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front), working from S.L.A. Marshall’s battle report, has produced a nerve-shattering study of how the American infantryman met his trial by fire in Korea.

Gideon of Scotland Yard. Jolly good fun for the crime crowd, with Jack Hawkins puffing the inspectorial briar.

Ask Any Girl. Shirley MacLaine in a story about some Hidden Persuaders of motivational research whose motives—and persuaders—are not very hidden.

The Roof (Italian). A story of love and squalor in equal measure, directed and written by two of Italy’s most formidable neorealists, Vittorio De Sica and Cesare Zavattini.

Room at the Top. A Tenzing among social climbers ice-picks his way to the top of a grim British industrial town.

Compulsion. A tight, suspenseful film about the heinous crime and the court trial of Leopold and Loeb.

The Diary of Anne Frank. An enthralling masterpiece by Producer-Director George Stevens.

Some Like It Hot. The nation’s No. 1 box-office attraction has Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis dressed as females and Marilyn Monroe half-dressed as herself.

The Sound and the Fury. A laundered but effective version of Faulkner’s novel about a hard man (Yul Brynner) and a wild, bewildered girl (Joanne Woodward) who fight each other as well as the genteel Southern decay around them.

Aparajito (Indian). Part two, following Father Panchali, of Director Satyajit Ray’s brilliantly illuminating trilogy on a poverty-stricken Indian family.


Every Weekday

Pantomime Quiz (ABC, 12:30-1 p.m.). * A sprightly variation on charades that is one of the few praiseworthy daytime shows. There is also a Monday night (9-9:30) edition.

Wed., June 17

Music for a Summer Night (ABC, 7:30-8:30 p.m.). Flower Drum Song’s Anita Ellis and the Metropolitan Opera’s Heidi Krall, among others, providing mint-julep entertainment.

The U.S. Steel Hour (CBS, 10-11 p.m.). Maurice Evans,an actor whose melodramatic technique is the living despair of the Actors’ Studio, in a play, exactly shaped to the cut of his jib, about a British minesweeper captain in World War II.

Thurs., June 18

Leave It To Beaver (ABC, 7:30-8 p.m.). One of the more palatable family comedies.

Playhouse 90 (CBS, 9:30-11 p.m.). There is little as troublesome to a British M.P.’s career as his wife’s decision to leave him, which is the problem here; with Michael Wilding, Laraine Day.

Sat., June 20

Perry Presents (NBC, 8-9 p.m.). More summer replacements, in this case the appealing pair, Teresa Brewer and Tony Bennett, with the Four Lads.

Mrs. America Pageant (CBS, 11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.). Legs, legs and more legs, plus home economics, in a live broadcast of the finals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sun., June 21

The Twentieth Century (CBS, 6:30-7 p.m.). The best documentary show on TV reruns Part I of its study of Communist brainwashing techniques.

Maverick (ABC, 7:30-8 p.m.). A welcome reprise of Gunshy, the deadpan spoof of a western of somewhat similar name.

Mon., June 22 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (CBS,

10-11 p.m.). Joan Fontaine as a British cloak-and-daggerotype in prewar Berlin.

Tues., June 23

The Garry Moore Show (CBS, 10-11 p.m.). After a disappointing start, this exercise in togetherness has turned out to be one of the better variety shows; this week with Kaye Ballard, Johnny Desmond, Ed Wynn.


On Broadway

A Raisin in the Sun. A superb cast seems to live rather than act this impressive first play about a South Side Chicago Negro family. Passion and humor, fear and budding dreams are skillfully interwoven to make a warmly human evening.

Redhead. Gwen Verdon combines an awesome talent with an infectious charm to give this run-of-the-millstone musical a much needed lift.

J.B. Out of the verse of Poet Archibald MacLeish and the theatrical verve of Director Elia Kazan, a businessman’s Job comes excitingly alive.

La Plume de Ma Tante. If the producers of this madcap French review chance to do a sequel, the late Wallace Stevens provided a title, Le Monocle de Mon Oncle.

Flower Drum Song. An adult East meets Western about two generations of Sino-Americans with second-best R. & H. book and lyrics.

The Pleasure of His Company. An engaging drawing-room comedy about a worldly playboy father (Cyril Ritchard) who comes between his pert, vivacious daughter and her sobersided fiancé, who is more cliche than Clicquot.

It is not only familiarity, but superiority, that breeds content with My Fair Lady, West Side Story, and The Music Man, the most delightful trio of musicals playing on Broadway.

Off Broadway

Mark Twain Tonight! It takes brilliant Actor Hal Holbrook, 34, about three hours to make up, but no more than three minutes to convince audiences that he is the great humorist as a platform lecturer of 70. After that, the evening is pungently wise and uproariously funny.

Once Upon a Mattress. A feather-light romp that updates the famed nursery fable about the sleepless princess and the pea. As hillbillydom’s gift to royalty, Comedienne Carol Burnett could scarcely be improved upon.


Best Reading

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, by Simone de Beauvoir. The existentialist as a young girl, recalled in an absorbing book of memoirs.

So Be It or The Chips Are Down, by André Gide. The last book of an unregenerate old genius reaffirms his unbelief and shows clearly the high quality of his artistic conscience.

Day Before Yesterday, by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. An impressive if understandably partisan biography of T.R.’s son, who lacked his father’s greatness but found a niche in history by fighting bravely in both world wars.

The Godstone and the Blackymor, by T. H. White. The quirky scholar who wrote The Once and Future King offers a slim but strong-flavored book on his wanderings in western Ireland.

Kenneth Grahame, by Peter Green. A warm, well-done biography of the Bank of England official who preferred the banks of the Thames, wrote the children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, about the animals he saw there.

The Sleepwalkers, by Arthur Koestler. The author, who formerly concentrated on an agonized view of political epicycles, discusses cosmology from Ptolemy to Newton.

War Memoirs, by Charles de Gaulle. France’s monolithic leader accords himself the honor that is clearly his due in the second volume (1942-44) of his war memoirs.

Du Barry, by Stanley Loomis. The gentle, gaudy courtesan who made Louis XV forget he was 60, portrayed in a skillful biography.

Goodbye, Columbus, by Philip Roth. Short stories about Jews, with a cutting edge of humor that can nick both Jew and gentile.

Best Sellers FICTION 1. Exodus, Uris (1)* 2. Doctor Zhivago, Pasternak (3)

3. The Ugly American, Lederer and Burdick (2)

4. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Lawrence (4)

5. Dear and Glorious Physician, Caldwell (5)

6. Lolita, Nabokov (7)

7. Celia Garth, Bristow (9)

8. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris, Gallico (6)

9. The Third Choice, Janeway

10. Nine Coaches Waiting, Stewart (8)

NONFICTION 1. The Status Seekers, Packard (1)

2. Mine Enemy Grows Older, King (2)

3. How I Turned $1,000 into $1,000,000 in Real Estate, Nickerson (3)

4. Only in America, Golden (4)

5. The Years with Ross, Thurber (8)

6. Elizabeth the Great, Jenkins (5)

7. My Brother Was an Only Child, Douglas (6) 8. What We Must Know About Communism, Harry and Bonaro Overstreet (7)

9. The House of Intellect, Barzun

10. ‘Twixt Twelve and Twenty, Boone (10)

*All times E.D.T. * Position on last week’s list.

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