Now Showing (November 27, 1963)

A list of first-run movies playing in New York City on the day I was born.
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1.
(1963)
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
 
2.
The Great Escape (1963)
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Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
3.
High and Low (1963)
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
4.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
5.
The Magician (1958)
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When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports... (100 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
6.
Any Number Can Win (1963)
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Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability... (118 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
7.
How the West Was Won (1962)
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. (164 mins.)
 
8.
Knife in the Water (1962)
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On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization. (94 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
9.
McLintock! (1963)
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Wealthy rancher G.W. McLintock uses his power and influence in the territory to keep the peace between farmers, ranchers, land-grabbers, Indians and corrupt government officials. (127 mins.)
 
10.
Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)
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A love-struck landlord tries to convince a pretty tenant to dump her fiance and give him a chance. (110 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
11.
Tom Jones (1963)
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In eighteenth century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside... (128 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
12.
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
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Norman Phiffier works as a store clerk in a large department store. Clumsy and inept, he can't do anything right. Boy are they in trouble! (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
13.
Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
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A crook decides to bump off members of his inept crew and blame their deaths on a legendary sea creature. What he doesn't know is that the creature is real. (63 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
14.
Devil's Partner (1961)
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An old man sells his soul to the devil, and turns into a young man. He then uses witchcraft and black magic to win a woman from his rival. (73 mins.)
 
15.
The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
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Big time Texas Wheeler Dealer (Ivy league educated, but plays dumb) runs out of money and goes to NYC to raise 1.5 million. (107 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
16.
The V.I.P.s (1963)
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Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life. (119 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
17.
Soldier in the Rain (1963)
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The bond of friendship between a worldly-wise Army Master Sergeant and his naive worshiper. (88 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
18.
Take Her, She's Mine (1963)
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A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire, and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal. (98 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
19.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
 
20.
Lilies of the Field (1963)
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A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert. (94 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
21.
The Cardinal (1963)
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A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal. (175 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
22.
Palm Springs Weekend (1963)
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Set in Palm Springs during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break... (100 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
23.
This Sporting Life (1963)
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Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live. (134 mins.)
 
24.
A New Kind of Love (1963)
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The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession. (110 mins.)
 
25.
Lord of the Flies (1963)
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Lost on an island, young survivors of a plane crash eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational boys' attempts to prevent that. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Brook
 
26.
The Invincible Gladiator (1961)
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A Roman warrior leads a revolt against an evil ruler. (105 mins.)
 
27.
Ladies Who Do (1963)
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The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer. (85 mins.)
 
28.
All the Way Home (1963)
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In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death... (97 mins.)
Director: Alex Segal
 
29.
Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)
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In 1875 a murderous outlaw gang breaks criminals from jail, uses them to help in crimes, and then kills them for the reward, when it goes high enough. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
30.
Family Portrait (1962)
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1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi... (115 mins.)
Director: Valerio Zurlini
 
31.
An Affair of the Skin (1963)
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A neurotic woman, her unhappy husband and three other New Yorkers share a complicated relationship. (102 mins.)
Director: Ben Maddow
 
32.
Twilight of Honor (1963)
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A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant. (104 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
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34.
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
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A former intelligence officer is tasked by the heir to the Gleneyre estate to investigate the unusual deaths of a disparate group of eleven men on a list. (98 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
35.
Electra (1962)
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Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge. (110 mins.)
 
36.
The Small World of Sammy Lee (1963)
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The compère of a seedy strip club struggles to keep one step ahead of the bookies to whom he owes money. (107 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
37.
Clear Skies (1961)
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During the 1950s Sasha Lvova reminisces about the WW2 years when she fell in love with Soviet fighter pilot Aleksei Astakhov. (110 mins.)
 
38.
Gypsy (1962)
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose. (143 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
39.
Toys in the Attic (1963)
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Julian Berniers and Lily Prine have just gotten married. They have been in Chicago on business before returning to their home town of New Orleans... (90 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
41.
Two Women (1960)
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In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war. (100 mins.)
 
42.
Le ciel et la boue (1961 Documentary)
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In September, 1959, six Europeans leave Cook's Bay on the southern coast of Dutch New Guinea, now West Papua or Irian Jaya... (92 mins.)