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TCM Sets Jennifer Jones Tribute

By admin Published: December 18, 2009

From the classic-movie channel:

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay special tribute actress Jennifer Jones, who passed away Thursday at the age of 90. Jones, who won an Academy Award® for her performance in the 1943 film The Song of Bernadette, will be remembered with a four-film collection airing on TCM Thursday, Jan. 7, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET). Among the films presented will be the classic western Duel in the Sun (1946), for which she earned an Oscar® nomination, and Madame Bovary (1949), based on Gustave Flaubert’s classic tragedy.

The following is a complete schedule for TCM’s tribute to Jennifer Jones (all times shown are Eastern):

8 p.m. Duel in the Sun (1946) – David O. Selznick attempted to recapture the magic of Gone with the Wind with this sexually charged Western about a half-Native American woman caught between two brothers, played by Gregory Peck and Joseph Cotten. King Vidor directed the lavishly colorful film, which also stars Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Herbert Marshall, Walter Huston and Butterfly McQueen.

10:30 p.m. Beat the Devil (1954) – Jones and Humphrey Bogart star in this send-up of film noir mysteries penned by Truman Capote and directed by John Huston. Although dismissed by many when it was released, the film quickly obtained a cult following.

12:15 a.m. Madame Bovary (1949) – Vincente Minnelli directed this stunning version of Flaubert’s tragic love story about a woman who leaves her husband and social standing in order to pursue true love. James Mason, Van Heflin and Louis Jourdan co-star in a film that features a memorable ball sequence considered by many to be one of Minnelli’s greatest set pieces.

2:15 a.m. Indiscretion of an American Wife (1954) – Jones plays a married woman meeting her lover, played by Montgomery Clift, in a railway station in this melodrama directed by Vittorio De Sica.

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