American Movie Classics will present three days of films by director John Ford beginning Friday as part of the Seventh Annual Film Preservation Festival. The salute to Ford includes many of his major war movies, documentaries and some of his early silent works.
The Ford bash is featured by the world premiere of the newly preserved 1941 Ford classic "How Green Was My Valley," Friday at 8 p.m., and followed by "John Ford Documentary," a portrait of the director, who in World War II served as the chief of the Navy's Field Photographic Branch.
"How Green Was My Valley" is Ford's adaptation of Richard Llewellyn's novel about a Welsh coal mining family and starred Donald Crisp, Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Sara Allgood and Roddy McDowall. It won five Academy Awards, including best picture.
The documentary also airs Sunday, Aug. 8, at 3:40 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. Ford movies and war documentaries to be aired:
December 7th, 3:45 p.m.
When Willie Comes Marching Home, 4:30 p.m.
What Price Glory?, 6 p.m., 2:05 a.m.
How Green Was My Valley, 8 p.m., midnight.
Men Without Women, 4:45 a.m.
Four Sons, 8:30 a.m.
Sea's Beneath, noon
The Prisoner of Shark Island, 3 p.m.
AFI Life Achievement Award -- John Ford,
Donovan's Reef, 6 p.m., midnight
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,
8 p.m. and 2 a.m.
My Darling Clementine, 10:15 p.m.
Sunday (Aug. 8)
Salute, 8:45 a.m.
Air Mail, 10:15 a.m.
Pilgrimage, 11:45 a.m.
The Grapes of Wrath, 1:30 p.m. and 3:45 a.m.
The Long Gray Line, 5:35 p.m.
The Searchers, 8 p.m.
Cheyenne Autumn, 10:35 p.m.
* Sunday on Showtime at 8 p.m., Marsha Hunt, Lotharie Bluteau, Michel Monty and Juliana Wimbles star in "Restless Spirits," a new film about three people who must let go of the past. Repeats Saturday at 1 p.m. and Aug. 13, 21 and 31.
* Sunday and Monday on TLC at 9 p.m., "Intimate Universe: The Human Body," a series about the marvelous biology that makes us who we are, airs the final four of eight episodes. The first aired four last year and recently won a Peabody Award. Scheduled Sunday at 9 and 10 p.m. are "Brain Power" and "As Time Goes By." The series concludes Monday at the same time with "Life's Last Chapter" and "The Making of Intimate Universe: The Human Body." Encores at midnight.
* Saturday on Disney Channel at 7 p.m., "Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in Concert," the eighth annual live concert from New York's Avery Fisher Hall featuring 85 young musicians and 13-year-old Welsh soprano Charlotte Church. Gloria Estefan hosts. Repeats: Aug. 9 and 17.
* Saturday on Fox Family Channel at 8 p.m., "Heaven's Fire," an original movie about a Treasury agent who tries to stop a robbery at a U.S. Treasury building in Seattle that turns into a towering inferno when a getaway helicopter veers into the building. Repeats Aug. 12 and 14.
* Saturday on Discovery Channel at 8 p.m., "The Vietnam War -- A Descent Into Hell," a three-hour program explains how and why the United States became entangled in a war in which 58,000 Americans and 3 million Vietnamese died.
* Saturday on A&E Network at 9 p.m., "The A&E DanceSport Championship," featuring 10 couples from around the world who compete in the waltz, tango, fox trot, Viennese and the quick step on this two-hour ballroom dancing competition from Las Vegas.
* Saturday on TLC at 9 p.m., "Human Beings" examines jobs of supermodels, how they got started in the business, the pressures of being in the spotlight and the problems of the profession.