The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Sand Pebbles, and Splendor in the Grass are the Classic offerings on August’s Reel 13 on THIRTEEN
The case of a missing husband leads detective Sherlock Holmes to Loch Ness in Billy Wilder’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes on August 17, while Steve McQueen finds himself aboard the Yangtze River Patrol gunboat USS San Pablo in Robert Wise’s period war film The Sand Pebbles on August 24.
Rounding out the month’s Classic selections on August 31 is director Elia Kazan’s romantic drama Splendor in the Grass, featuring Warren Beatty in his film debut, alongside Natalie Wood.
Christopher Grissom’s Between Notes, Richard J. Lewis’ Barney’s Version, and Robert Altman’s The Company make up August’s Indie film picks.
The series is pre-empted on August 3 and 10 for special pledge programming.
Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Richard Peña. The evening concludes with a Short selected by visitors to Reel13.org who vote for their favorite of three shorts every week.
“The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes” (1970) Dir: Billy Wilder
When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster. With Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely and Geneviève Page.
“Between Notes” (2010) Dir: Christopher Grissom
Between Notes is a modern day musical about a depressed musician who develops a unique relationship with a girl who changes his perspective on life. With Summer Ames, Shelby Cook, Brittany Joyner.
“The Sand Pebbles” (1966) Dir: Robert Wise
Engineer Jake Holman (Steve McQueen) arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. With Richard Attenborough and Candice Bergen.
“Barney’s Version” (2010) Dir: Richard J. Lewis
The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky. With Dustin Hoffman and Rosamund Pike.
“Splendor in the Grass” (1961) Dir: Elia Kazan
A fragile Kansas girl’s unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town’s most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness. With Warren Beatty and Pat Hingle.
“The Company” (2003) Dir: Robert Altman
Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who’s poised to become a principal performer. With Malcolm McDowell and James Franco.
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