Drama and Suspense Spotlighted in Classic Films During March’s Abbreviated Reel 13 Schedule
The classic The Picture of Dorian Gray, based on Oscar Wilde’s novel, leads March’s shortened Reel 13 schedule. The series is pre-empted on March 1, 8, and 15 for special pledge programming.
Immediately following The Picture of Dorian Gray on March 22, Reel 13 features the star-studded independent The Great Buck Howard. The film with its top notch cast led by John Malkovich and Colin Hanks, tells the story of a young man who becomes the new assistant to a has-been illusionist struggling to reignite his career.
Agatha Christie’s detective thriller Ten Little Indians airs on the final March evening. In this second film version of Christie’s story (the 1945 And Then There Were None was the first), 10 people are invited to an isolated house in the mountains where an unseen person starts killing them off one by one,
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 Picture of Dorian Gray” (1945) Dir. Albert Lewin
A corrupt young man remains youthful while his portrait ages. With Hurd Hatfield, George Sanders, Donna Reed and Angela Lansbury.
“The Great Buck Howard” (2008) Dir. Sean McGinly
John Malkovich is a washed-up mentalist poised to make a comeback, with assistant Colin Hanks and publicist Emily Blunt. Also with Steve Zahn, Tom Hanks, Griffin Dunne and Debra Monk.
“Ten Little Indians” (1965) Dir. George Pollock
Houseguests begin to disappear from a secluded mountain mansion in this Agatha Christie thriller. With Hugh O’Brian and Shirley Eaton.
“Princess of Nebraska” (2007) Dir. Wayne Wang
The story of a pregnant Chinese girl’s life in the U.S. With Li Ling and Minghua Tan.
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