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MPTV's Classic Movies Brighten January Weekends

December 30, 2009


Milwaukee, WI - Grab the popcorn. Classic movies are back on MPTV 36.1 during the weekends of January. Film icons Garland, Sinatra, Lansbury, Astaire, Kelly, Rogers, Bogart, Davis, Powell, Robinson, Stanwyck, Douglas, Sutherland, and others star in vintage films from 1933 to 1981. Movies run without any interruptions.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2010 / 9:00 AM & 10:30 PM / 36.1
Movie: Till The Clouds Roll By (1946)
This star-studded biography of songwriter Jerome Kerns features performances by Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Van Johnson, Kathryn Grayson, Angela Lansbury, Dinah Shore, and Frank Sinatra.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
Movie: That's Entertainment! (1974)
Various MGM stars present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50-year history. This spectacular presentation of the greatest moments from the best movie musicals ever made features memorable film classics from the years 1929 to 1958, including many named Best Picture of the Year. Featured are Busby Berkeley routines, a dance from American in Paris with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, and Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rogers. Written and directed by Jack Haley Jr.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2010 / 10:00 AM / 36.1
Movie: Jane Eyre (1971)
The harshly treated orphan girl, Jane Eyre, becomes a governess in a mysterious Yorkshire mansion and falls in love with the master of the house. Film is based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Starring Susannah York, Ian Bannen, Jack Hawkins.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2010 / 10:00 AM / 36.1
Movie: Jezebel (1938)
Bette Davis plays Julie, an arrogant New Orleans beauty whose constant attempts to make fiancé Pres Dillard jealous finally backfire. Angry and disgraced, Pres breaks their engagement and leaves town. Julie endures a year of remorse until Pres comes home, married. Then Julie's vengeance explodes, destroying more than one life. (Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2010 / 9:00 AM & 10:30 PM / 36.1
Movie: And Then There Were None (1945)
Strangers are invited to a lavish estate. Tension mounts, as they are murdered one by one. Based on the novel "Ten Indians," by Agatha Christie. Starring Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, and Louis Hayward.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2010 / 10:00 AM / 36.1
Movie: Dark Victory (1939)
After surgery to remove a brain tumor, Judith Traherne (Bette Davis), a spoiled, prominent member of young society whose life revolves around horses and parties, falls in love with her surgeon, Dr. Frederick Steele (George Brent) in this classic. Unlike other men, though, Steele's feelings for her seem indifferent. Judith pays him an unexpected visit and accidentally learns that the tumor will come back--she has little time left to live. Judith's horse trainer, Michael (Humphrey Bogart), is in love with her, but, knowing her true feelings are for Steele, Michael encourages her to fight for Steele's love.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2010 / 9:00 AM & 10:30 PM / 36.1
Movie: The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
A competitor in a Long Island dog show is found dead, and Detective Philo Vance is hot on the trail of the killer. Based on the novel "The Return of Philo Vance" by S.S. Van Dine. Starring William Powell, Mary Astor, and Eugene Pallette.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2010 / 9:00 AM / 36.1
Movie: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Mystery, murder and intrigue, the tension is unrelenting in this outstanding melodrama. Barbara Stanwyck is unsurpassed as the evil young girl who kills her tyrannical aunt while Kirk Douglas watches in dismay. This is the amazing story of how their lives go on amid a vast web of lies and deceit.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2010 / 10:00 AM / 36.1
Movie: Now, Voyager (1942)
A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy and very conservative mother through the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love, which helps her to become her own person. Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville, Ilka Chase.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010 / 9:00 AM & 10:30 PM / 36.1
Movie: The Stranger (1946)
Nazi war criminal (Orson Welles) assumes a new identity in a Midwestern town following World War II, unaware that a government agent (Edward G. Robinson) is tailing him. (B&W)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010 / 7:00 PM / 36.1
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010 / 10:00 AM / 36.1
Movie: Eye of the Needle (1981)
A Nazi spy (Donald Sutherland) seduces the wife (Kate Nelligan) of a crippled pilot (Christopher Cazenove) on the Scottish coast before D-Day.

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Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained and inspired. Today MPTV offers viewers a family of nine digital channels to choose from, 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 10.1 HD (Time Warner Cable 1010) 36.1 (TWC 16 or 1016), 36.2 Vme (TWC 975), 36.3 World (TWC 976) 36.4 Create (TWC 977), 36.5 Classical (TWC 978), 36.6 Jazz (TWC 979), 36.7 Weather (TWC 980), and 36.8 Traffic (TWC 981). MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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Contact: Debbie O'Connor-Callahan
Phone: 414-297-7512
Email: oconnodd@matc.edu
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Date: December 22, 2009