Wednesday, February 23, 2011

March Speical Movies

March 7th 6pm The Alamo John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey MGM/UA; Directed by John Wayne Not Rated; 161 minutes; 1960.

One of our country's more dramatic military confrontations is also the foundation for one of John Wayne's most famous roles. Wayne leads the way when, in 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. 175th Anniversary of the fall of the Alamo.

March 28th 6pm The Greatest Show on Earth, Not Rated; 151 minutes; 1952.

One of the world's greatest showmen, Cecil B. DeMille, produced and directed this splashy, colorful look at life under the big tent. This Academy Award winning film ("Best Picture" - 1952) blends drama with spectacle as the Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bailey Circus provides the settings and co-stars. DeMille tells a personal story of the behind-the-scenes circus life and still manages to get in lion tamer, circus flyers, acrobats, tightrope walkers, clowns, and an incredible train wreck. Features a strong cast headed by Betty Hutton. This is really a testament to the determination, skill and magic of circus life — and those who perform so well in the center ring. Celebration of the merging of the two greatest circuses in the world in 1881 (130 years ago). They became Barnum and Bailey Circus.

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