Reprinted from yesterday's late editions.
The Biograph has announced a revival series devoted to the starring and co-starring vehicles of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, commencing March 4-5 with a double bill of "Little Women" and "San Francisco." The subsequent pairings in the series, scheduled to run through April 7, will be "Morning Glory" with "Sylvia Scarlett." "Boom Town" with "Bringing up Baby," "Stage Door" with "Without Love," "The Keeper of the Flame" with "Stanley and Livingstone," "A bill of Divorcement" with "The Father of the Bride," "Pat and Mike" with "Woman of the Year." "Northwest Passage" with "Desk Set," "The Philadelphia Story" with "Adam's Rib," and "The African Queen" with its misguided remake, "Rooster Cogburn."
The uncut version of Sidney Lumet's exceptional film production of "Long Day's Journey into Night," dominated by Hepburn's electrifying performance as Mary Tyrone, will be shown March 21-23, accompanied by two shorts, Tom Davenport's "Born for Hard Luck," a recent prizewinner at the second annual Washington Film Festival, and whatever takes the grand prize at the Biograph's upcoming "Expose Yourself" programs on March 1 and 2. "The Lion in Winter" will be shown without a companion feature on March 28-29. The management has also acquired a propaganda short Hepburn narrated for the Office of War Information on the role of women in the war effort, and this brief period piece will accompany each program.
"Voyage of the Damned," an all-star movie version of the recent book about the ordeal of a shipload of German Jewish refugees who found themselves denied political asylum in the Americas, opens next Wednesday, March 2, at the Jenifer and Springfield Mall. "The Late Show," a detective melodrama written and directed by Robert Benton and co-starring Art Carney and Lily Tomlin as an aging private eye and his devious client opens the same day at a location to be announced by the weekend.
"Cinema Choisi," a series consisting of Rene Clair's "Le Million" and "A Nous la Liberte," Robert Bresson's "Diary of a Country Priest," Alain Resnais' "Last Year at Marienbad" and Francois Truffaut's "The Wild Child," will be shown Tuesday evenings during the month of March at the Greenbelt branch of the Prince George's County Library System. Call 345-5800