Silver screen he-men Steve McQueen, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, and Gary Cooper topline May's Classic films on "Reel 13." McQueen will be seen in two of his best films - "Papillon" and "Bullitt" - on consecutive weeks (see below).
Bogart and Robinson star in the classic adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's 1939 Broadway play, "Key Largo," which onstage, had starred Paul Muni, with a stellar supporting cast which included Jose Ferrer, Uta Hagen, and Karl Malden. And Cooper stars in his late career romantic comedy, "Love in the Afternoon."
Nicole Kidman and Kenneth Branagh are among the stars in the companion Indie films airing throughout the month in "Birthday Girl" and "Rabbit-Proof Fence" respectively.
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Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Richard Peña.
The evening concludes with a Short selected by visitors to Reel13.org who vote for their favorite of three shorts every week.
"Love in the Afternoon" (1957) Dir: Billy Wilder
A middle-aged playboy (Gary Cooper) is fascinated by the daughter of a private detective (Audrey Hepburn). With Maurice chevalier
"Birthday Girl" (2001) Dir: Jez Butterworth
A bank clerk is drawn into a web of crime. With Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel, and Ben Chaplin.