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Classic films


Saturday night at the movies - a classic run Movie fans can curl up on the couch for the next few Saturday nights with Triangle Television on UHF 41 for the classics Captain Kidd, Our Relations, The Seven Samurai and A Farewell to Arms. The movies are scheduled to screen at 7.30p.m. on the following Saturdays:

13 December Captain Kidd (Charles Laughton) 20 December Our Relations (Laurel & Hardy) 27 December The Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa) 3 January A Farewell To Arms (Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones)

Captain Kidd, starring Charles Laughton, tells the story of Captain William Kidd who, in 1699, tricks the King into commissioning him as escort for a treasure ship sailing from India. He enlists a crew of pardoned cutthroats...and Orange Povey, whom Kidd once abandoned on a reef and hoped never to see again. Kidd's intentions can only be described as treacherous - and watch out for some surprise twists!

The classical Laurel & Hardy film, Our Relations, never fails to delight its audience. Unbeknown to Stanley and Oliver their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert, are on leave in town and are carrying a valuable pearl ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain. All four get involved in multiple cases of mistaken identity as a gang of hoodlums try to steal the ring. Stanley and Oliver wind up with their feet in cement, about to be dumped into the harbour.

The 1956 film The Seven Samurai stars Akira Kurosawa. A village is constantly attacked by well armed bandits. One day after an attack they seek the wisdom of an elder who tells them they cannot afford weapons, but they can find men with weapons, samurai, who will fight for them. They are told they need to find samurai who are down on their luck and wondering where their next meal will come from. They find a very experienced samurai with a good heart who agrees to recruit their party for them. He selects five genuine samurai and one who is suspect but the seven return to the village to protect it from the forty plus bandits.

A Farewell to Arms, starring Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones, is a classic film telling of love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I. The action takes place in Italy - the two fall in love and stop at nothing to be together. The film also analyses Lt. Henry's feelings on war and the purpose of fighting.

Triangle Television is Auckland's only regional, non-commercial television station and has operated as a public broadcaster to Greater Auckland since August 1 1998. The channel screens a mix of regional-access television with international news and information programmes. It is non-profit making and operates with no funding from NZ On Air. Triangle broadcasts 24 hours daily from UHF channel 41.

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