Hang onto your seat, suspense movies on tap


October 04, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach

Day 2 of AMC's fifth annual Film Preservation Festival devotes itself to the films of Alfred Hitchcock, so you know plenty of good stuff is in store.

The day's highlight is the TV debut of the restored version of "Vertigo" (8 p.m.-10: 15 p.m.), with James Stewart as a police investigator obsessed with a woman he's been asked to investigate. Kim Novak plays the mysterious woman he loses and then finds? The film is a masterpiece, and the $1 million restoration was worth every penny, restoring both the film's vivid colors and its wide-screen glory.

Other offerings that may glue you to your TV set: Gregory Peck as a mysterious psychiatrist and Ingrid Bergman as the doctor who loves him in "Spellbound" (1: 45 p.m.-3: 45 p.m.), which includes a dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali; Bergman and Cary Grant as American spies dueling with South American Nazis (and spending time in each other's arms) in "Notorious" (3: 45 p.m.-5: 30 p.m.); and Henry Fonda as an innocent man jailed for robbery in the disturbing "The Wrong Man" (midnight-2 a.m.).

Pub Date: 10/04/97

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