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CANNES FILMS: CANNES CLASSICS

Hamlet December 31, 1969
Hamlet

Synopsis: Before Kenneth Branagh, before Mel Gibson, Laurence Olivier gave the definitive portrayal of "the man who could not make up his mind." In 15th-century Denmark, young Prince Hamlet is racked by torment and indecision after seeing a vision of his deceased father.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Laurence Olivier, Basil Sydney
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
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Henry V December 31, 1969
Henry V

Synopsis: Laurence Olivier brings to vivid life Shakespeare's King Henry V, the epitome of the ideal Christian king. After a youth misspent in frivolity and common diversions, Prince Hal ascends the throne only to find himself on the brink of war with France over land and title disputes.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
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Horror of Dracula December 31, 1969
Horror of Dracula

Synopsis: Count Dracula returns to the land of the living to claim his beloved Mina. The all-knowing doctor battles the vile beast for the safety of humanity.

Starring: Michael Gough, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee
Directed by: Terence Fisher
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Mikey and Nicky December 31, 1969
Mikey and Nicky

Synopsis: Elaine May's tense, well-paced thriller is her third film, and one of her most innovative. Using three cameras that she sometimes left running for hours, May captured a spontaneous, real interaction between actor Peter Falk (of the TV series COLUMBO), and actor (and maverick director) John Cassavetes.

Starring: Peter Falk, Ned Beatty, John Cassavetes
Directed by: Elaine May
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Richard III December 31, 1969
Richard III

Synopsis: Amid the Wars of the Roses in England, ruling monarch Edward IV's lame, misshapen brother Richard schemes to ascend the throne. Richard turns the king against their other brother, the Duke of Clarence, who is imprisoned for treason, then arranges for Clarence's murder.

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Laurence Olivier
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
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Rio Bravo December 31, 1969
Rio Bravo

Synopsis: John Wayne stars as the sheriff of a small western town who arrests a murderer and then must contend with the aggressive efforts of the killer's brother to free him before the state marshall arrives. Surrounding the town, the villains make repeated runs at the tiny jailhouse where their comrade is incarcerated.

Starring: Angie Dickinson, Dean Martin, John Wayne
Directed by: Howard Hawks
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Suspiria December 31, 1969
Suspiria

Synopsis: Dario Argento's masterpiece of horror, with its assault of garish colors, booming soundtrack and horrifically dreamlike set pieces, is the cinematic equivalent of an exceptionally scary fun house. It tells the story of Susan (Harper) a young, impressionable American who travels abroad in order to study at a prestigious European ballet academy.

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci
Directed by: Dario Argento
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Hondo December 31, 1969
Hondo

Synopsis: Based on the Louis L'Amour story "The Gift of Cochise," this sparkling western has Wayne as a half-Indian Cavalry scout who, with his feral dog companion, finds a young woman and her son living on a isolated ranch in unfriendly Apache country.

Starring: Geraldine Page, John Wayne, Ward Bond
Directed by: John Farrow
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Adventures of Prince Achmed December 31, 1969
Adventures of Prince Achmed

Synopsis: Considered by many to be the first full-length animated film, the story of Lotte Reiniger's mesmerizing work is taken from THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. A young prince embarks on a series of great adventures, including uniting with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains to save a beautiful princess.

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
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La Bandera December 31, 1969
La Bandera

Synopsis: Wanted for murder, a man enlists in the Foreign Legion to escape the bounty hunters. There he finds friendship, love and combat action in the deserts of southern Morocco. Shot on location in Morocco using actual Foreign Legion troops, this engrossing war saga is an important film within the French Old Guard.

Starring: Pierre Renoir, Annabella, Jean Gabin
Directed by: Julien Duvivier
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Limite December 31, 1969

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Transes December 31, 1969

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Forest of the Hanged December 31, 1969

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Israel Why December 31, 1969

Directed by: Claude Lanzmann
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My Last Mistress December 31, 1969

Starring: Sacha Guitry, Aime Clariond, Marguerite Moreno
Directed by: Sacha Guitry
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Yo Yo December 31, 1969

Starring: Claudine Auger
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