Friday, December 17, 1971 - Tuesday, March 14, 1972 (13 Weeks)
Diamonds Are Forever
Starring Sean Connery and Jill St. John
Directed by Guy Hamilton
A United Artists Release in Panavision and Technicolor
120 Minutes / Rated GP
Daily at: 9:00 and 11:15 AM, 1:25, 3:35, 5:45, 8:00 and 10:25 PM and 12:25 AM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 2:30 AM
Showtimes from Monday, January 3, 1972:
Daily at: 11:15 AM, 1:25, 3:35, 5:45, 8:00 and 10:25 PM and 12:25 AM
Showtimes from Monday, January 10, 1972:
11:15 AM, 1:25, 3:35, 5:45, 8:00 and 10:25 PM

I attended a performance during this engagement - ED
Day and Date:
Crest Theatre, North Long Beach
Long Beach Drive-In Theatre, Long Beach
Fountain Valley Drive-In Theatre, Fountain Valley


Actress Philomena Nowlin walks across the front of the East souvenir shop and poster cases in a scene from the film Miss Melody Jones (1972).
 
Reported Gross "Diamonds Are Forever"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, December 21,1971 (5 Days)
42
 
2
Tuesday, December 28,1971
58
 
3
Tuesday, January 4, 1972
56
 
4
Tuesday, January 11, 1972
46
 
5
Tuesday, January 18, 1972
42
 
6
Tuesday, January 25, 1972
42
 
7
Tuesday, February 1, 1972
42
 
8
Tuesday, February 8, 1972
42
 
9
Tuesday, February 15, 1972
42
 
10
Tuesday, February 22, 1972
42
 
11
Tuesday, February 29, 1972
42
 
12
Tuesday, March 7, 1972
42
 
13
Tuesday, March 14, 1972
42
 
Totals
89 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
13 Weeks
Average Performance: $
580
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 15, 1972 - Tuesday, June 20, 1972 (14 Weeks)
What's Up, Doc?
Starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal
Directed by Peter Bogdanovitch
A Warner Bros. Picture in Technicolor
94 Minutes / Rated G
Daily at: 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 6:15, 8:15 and 10:15 PM;
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:15 AM
I attended a performance during this engagement - ED
Thursday, May 18, 1972:

Grauman's Chinese Theatre 45th Birthday Today

Reported Gross "What's Up, Doc?" @ $3.00 - $2.50
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, March 21, 1972
44
 
2
Tuesday, March 28, 1972
44
$44,900
3
Tuesday, April 4, 1972
44
 
4
Tuesday, April 11, 1972
44
 
5
Tuesday, April 18, 1972
44
 
6
Tuesday, April 25, 1972
44
 
7
Tuesday, May 2, 1972
44
 
8
Tuesday, May 9, 1972
44
 
9
Tuesday, May 16, 1972
44
 
10
Tuesday, May 23, 1972
44
 
11
Tuesday, May 30, 1972
44
 
12
Tuesday, June 6, 1972
44
 
13
Tuesday, June 13, 1972
44
 
14
Tuesday, June 20, 1972
44
 
Totals
98 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
14 Weeks
Average Performance: $
616
 
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, June 21, 1972 - Thursday, August 01, 1972 (7 Weeks)
Junior Bonner
Starring Steve McQueen and Robert Preston
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
A Cinerama Release in Todd-AO 35 and Movielab Color
100 Minutes / Rated PG
Daily at: 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 6:15, 8:15 and 10:15 PM;
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:15 AM
I attended a performance during this engagement - ED
Day and Date:
Cinemaland Theatre, Anaheim
Harbor Twin Theatre #1, Costa Mesa
Lakewood Center Theatre, Lakewood
Stadium Drive-In Theatre, Orange
Long Beach Drive-In Theatre, Long Beach

Reported Gross "Junior Bonner"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, June 29, 1972 (10 Days)
62
 
2
Thursday, July 6, 1972
44
 
3
Thursday, July 13, 1972
44
 
4
Thursday, July 20, 1972
44
 
5
Thursday, July 27, 1972
44
 
6
Thursday, August 3, 1972
44
 
7
Thursday, August 10, 1972
44
 
Totals
52 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
7 Weeks
Average Performance: $
326
 
Source: Variety
 
World Premiere Engagement
Friday, August 11, 1982 - Thursday, October 12, 1972 (9 Weeks)
Where Does It Hurt?
Starring Peter Sellers and Jo Ann Pflug
Directed by Rod Amateau
A Josef Shaftel Production in Eastmancolor
A Cinerama Release
87 Minutes / Rated R
Daily at: 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 6:15, 8:15 and 10:15 PM;
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:15 AM
"Attention all Nurses in the Greater Los Angeles Area: If you attend in uniform, you will be admitted free for today's (Aug 11) matinee Performances"

Wednesday, September 20, 1972 at 6:00 PM:

MUHAMMAD ALI vs. FLOYD PATTERSON FIGHT
with Buchannan vs. Ortiz
--
Day and Date:
Academy Theatre, Ingelwood / El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood / Alex Theatre, Glendale / Academy Theatre, Pasadena / Fox Pomona Theatre, Pomona / Fox Redondo Theatre, Redondo Beach


From Wednesday, October 4, 1972, "Where Does It Hurt?"

Day and Date:
Palace Theatre, Downtown
Wiltern Theatre, Wilshire and Western
Paradise Theatre, Westchester
Picwood Theatre, West Los Angeles
United Artists Theatre, Ingelwood
Wilshire Theatre, Santa Monica
Studio Drive-In Theatre, Culver City
Torrance Drive-In Theatre, Torrance
Gage Drive-In Theatre, Bell Gardens
Studio Theatre, Studio City
1,000 Oaks Drive-In Theatre, Newbury Park
Victory Drive-In Theatre, North Hollywood
Roxy Theatre, Glendale
State Theatre, Pasadena
Garmar Theatre, Montebello
Whittwood Theatre, Whittier
Foothill Drive-In Theatre, Azusa
South Bay Cinemas, Redondo Beach
Circle Drive-In Theatre, Long Beach
La Habra Drive-In Theatre, La Habra
UA Cerritos Twin Cinemas, Cerritos
Montclare Theatre, Motntclare
Huntington Cinema, Huntington Beach
Cinema Viejo, Mission Viejo
Meralta Theatre, Downey
La Habra Theatre #2, La Habra
Orange Mall 6, Orange
Brookhurst Cinemas, Anaheim

Reported Gross "Where Does It Hurt?"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, August 17, 1972
44
 
2
Thursday, August 24, 1972
44
 
3
Thursday, August 31, 1972
44
 
4
Thursday, September 7, 1972
44
 
5
Thursday, September 14, 1972
44
 
6
Thursday, September 21, 1972
44
 
7
Thursday, September 28, 1972
44
 
8
Thursday, October 5, 1972
44
 
9
Thursday, October 12, 1972
44
 
Totals
63 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
9 Weeks
Average Performance: $
396
 
Source: Variety
 
Friday, October 13, 1972 - Wednesday, November 8, 1972 (4 Weeks)
Butterflies Are Free
Starring Goldie Hawn and Edward Albert
Directed by Milton Katselas
A Frankovitch Production in Color
109 Minutes / Rated PG
Daily at: 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 6:15, 8:15 and 10:15 PM
I attended a performance during this engagement - ED
Day and Date:
Pacific's Beverly Hills Theatre, Beverly Hills
--
Holiday Theatre, Canoga Park
Roxy Theatre, Glendale
South Bay Cinemas, Redondo Beach
UA Cerritos Twin Cinemas, Cerritos
Torrance Drive-In Theatre, Torrance
La Habra Drive-In Theatre, La Habra
El Monte Drive-In Theatre, El Monte
Victory Drive-In Theatre, North Hollywood

Reported Gross "Butterflies Are Free"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Wednesday, October 18, 1972
(6 Days)
36
 
2
Wednesday, October 25, 1972
42
 
3
Wednesday, November 1, 1972
42
 
4
Wednesday, November 8, 1972
42
 
Totals
27 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
4 Weeks
Average Performance: $
162
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Thursday, November 9, 1972 - Sunday, November 19, 1972
The Second Los Angeles International Film Exposition - FILMEX

Presented by the FILMEX Board of Trusees
with the cooperation of:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The American Film Institute
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Harold Lloyd Foundation
and the film schools of UCLA, USC and Cal Arts

Gary Essert, Director
Gary Abrahams, Assistant Director

The FILMEX Board:
Philip Chamberlin, Chairman
Norman Corwin, George Cukor, Peter Geiger, Jeremy Kagan, Arthur Knight, Roddy McDowell, Walter Mirisch, Thomas Pollock, Elisabeth Pollon, Edward Rubin, Rosalind Russell, Terry Sanders, Daniel Selznick, Gordon Stulberg, King Vidor, and John Young
Tickets: $2.50 Evenings / $2.00 Matinees

Opening Night, Thursday, November 9, 1971 at 7:30 PM:

YOUNG WINSTON SOLD OUT!
Starring Robert Shaw and Anne Bancroft
Directed by Richard Attenborough
A Columbia Pictures Release in Panavision
143 Minutes / Rated PG
--
Short: The Stateroom Scene from A Night at the Opera, by Sam Wood et al / 3 Minutes
--
I attended this performance - ED
Friday, November 10, 1972:


Free Program at 11:00 AM: A Tribute to the International Cinema

HOLIDAY (Jour de Fete)
Starring Jacques Tati and Henri Marquet
Directed by Jacques Tati
A DisCina Release (France), An Arthur Mayer-Edward Kingsley Release (USA)
87 Minutes
--
Short: Inauguration of the Statue, by Max Linder (France, 1912), 8 Minutes


American Premiere at 2:00 PM:

THE CRYSTAL BALL (Szklana Kula)
Starring Andrz Nardelli and Malgorzata
Directed by Stanislaw Rozewicz
A Film Polski Presentation
100 Minutes
--
Short: Autoportrait of a Pornographer, by Robert Swaim (USA/France, 1972), 14 Minutes


American Premiere at 7:00 PM:

THE HARDER THEY COME
Starring Jimmy Cliff and Janet Bartley
Directed by Perry Henzell
A New World Pictures Release
100 Minutes / Rated R
--
Short: The Stuntman, by Tom Koester (USA, 1972), 11 Minutes


At 9:30 PM:

CHLOE IN THE AFTERNOON (L'Amore, L'Apres-Midi) SOLD OUT!
Starring Bernard Verley and Zouzou
Directed by Eric Rohmer
A Columbia Pictures Release
105 Minutes / Rated R
--
Short: Ballet Adagio, Norman McLaren (Canada, 1972), 10 Minutes


At 12:00 Midnight:

SAVAGES
Starring Susan Blakely and Maragaret Brewster
Directed by James Ivory
A Merchant Ivory Production
An Angelika Films Release
107 Minutes / Rated R
--
Short: Joshua and the Blob, by John Lange (USA, 1972), 8 Minutes

Saturday, November 11, 1972:


Free Program at 11:00 AM: A Tribute to the International Cinema

TORMENT (Hets)
Starring Alf Kjelin and Mai Zetterling
Directed by Alf Sjoberg
A Svenk Filmindustri Production
A Janus Films Release
101 Minutes
--
Short: A Divided World, by Arne Sucksdorff (Sweden, 1954), 10 Minutes
--
I attended this performance - ED


Films and Panel Discussion at 2:00 PM:

WOMEN AND FILM

GAME, by Jon and Abigail Child (USA, 1972), 39 Minutes
--
JUDY CHICAGO AND THE CALIFORNIA GIRLS, by Judith Dancoff (USA, 1971), 25 Minutes
--
THE STRIPPER, by Siew Wha Beh (USA, 1970), 1 Minute
--
"Women in Film"
A Panel Discussion, Coorodinated by Mary Jo Source.

A Tentative Listing of Participants from the Catalog:

Siew Wha Beh / Leigh Brackett / Joan Churchill / Judith Dancoff / Eleanor Perry / Stephanie Rothman / Cecily Tyson


Short Film Program at 7:00 PM:

THE ART OF ANIMATION SOLD OUT!
Program presented in cooperation of the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA, West), and coordinated by Philip Chamberlain
--
Les Fleurs de Macadam, by Laurent Coderre (Canada, 1969), 3 Minutes
--
The Diamond, by Paul Grimault (France, 1970), 9 Minutes
--
Dear Janice, by Adam Beckett (USA, 1972), 6 Minutes
--
Reale Dissoluto, by Magdalo Mussio (Italy, 1972), 12 Minutes
--
The Men in the Park, by George Geersten (Canada, 1971), 6 Minutes
--
Bajka, by Ryszard Kuziemski (Poland, 1972), 8 Minutes
--
Victor Haboush Commercials, by Victor Harboush (USA), 5 Minutes
--
Kama Sutra Rides Again, by Bob Godfrey (England, 1972), 9 Minutes
--
Zikkaron, by Laurent Coderre (Canada, 1971), 6 Minutes
--
Je, tu, elle, by Peter Foldes (France 1972), 4 Minutes
--
Batuque, by Stil (Brazil, 1972), 5 Minutes
--
Enigma, by Lillian Schwartz (USA, 1972), 5 Minutes
--
INTERMISSION
--
"The second half of this program spotlights outstanding animated works either made by Zargreb artists or screened in Zargreb at the International Animated Film Festival in June of 1972."


At 9:30 PM:

SOLARIS
Starring Natalie Bondarchuk and Donatas Banionis
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
A Sovexportfilm Release
165 Minutes
--
Short: Russian Rocket to the Moon, by Yuri Khlebtsevich (USSR, 1957) 3 Minutes
--
We imagine that the above was a clip from the longer film —ED


At 12:00 Midnight:

GREASER'S PALACE SOLD OUT!
Starring Albert Henderson and Michael Sullivan
Directed by Robert Downey
A Cinema 5 Distributing Release
91 Minutes
--
Short: The Trip, by Istvan Ventilla (USA 1971), 10 Minutes


Sunday, November 12, 1972:


Free Program at 11:00 AM: A Tribute to the International Cinema

SHOESHINE (Sciu Scia)
Starring Rinaldo Smordoni and Franco Interlenghi
Directed by Vittorio de Sica
A Lopert Pictures Release
90 Minutes
--
Short: The Jinx, by Luigi Zampa (Italy, 1953), 16 Minutes


At 2:00 PM:

JUST GREAT (Tout va Bien) SOLD OUT!
Starring Jane Fonda and Yves Montand
Directed by Jen-Luc Goddard and Jean-Pierre Gorin
A New Yorker Films Release
95 Minutes
--
Short: Ares Contre Atlas, by Manuel Otero (France, 1967), 7 Minutes


Free Seminar at 4:00 PM:

INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE, Part 3
(Presented in Association with the Writer's Guild of America, West)

"The Writer-Filmmaker as Social Critic and Provocateur"
A Panel Discussion, Moderated by Jivan Tabibian

A Tentative Listing of Participants from the Catalog:

Paul Almond / Robert Altman / Sergio Amidei / Michael Blankfort / Daniel Boulanger / Jean-Claude Brialy / Jean-Claude Carriere / Paddy Chayefsky / Francis Ford Coppola / Norman Corwin / Brian de Palma / Charles Eastman / Ennio Flaiano / Bryan Forbes / Carl Foreman / Henri Glaeser / Jen-Luc Goddard / Jean-Pierre Gorin / Perry Henzell / James Ivory / Adrian Joyce / Don Levy / John Nathan / Michael O'Donoghue / Hideo Ogumi / Eleanor Perry / Mario Puzo / Jerzy Skolimowski / Dalton Trumbo and Billy Wilder


World Premiere at 7:00 PM:

SHUTTERED WINDOWS (Les Volets Clos)
Starring Jacques Charrier and Marie Bell
Directed by Jean-Claude Brialy
A Les Films Marquise Production
90 Minutes
--
Short: Tops, by Charles and Ray Eames (USA 1969), 9 Minutes


American Premiere at 9:30 PM:

RENDEZVOUS AT BRAY
Starring Anna Karina and Bulle Ogler
Directed by Andre Delvaux
A Parc Film Production
91 Minutes
--
Short: Isaac Singer's Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko's Beard, by Bruce Davidson (USA, 1972), 28 Minutes


Commencing at 12:00 Midnight, and running all through Monday, November 13, 1972:

THE BILLY WILDER MARATHON
--
MIDNIGHT
Starring Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
A Paramount Picture
94 Minutes
--
EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES
Starring Rolf Wenkhaus and Kathe Haack
Directed by Gerhart Lamprecht
An UFA Film Company Release
75 Minutes
--
HOLD BACK THE DAWN
Starring Olivia de Havilland and Charles Boyer
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
A Paramount PIcture
116 Minutes
--
BALL OF FIRE
Starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck
Directed by Howard Hawks
A Samuel Goldwyn Production
An R-K-O Radio Pictures Release
111 Minutes
--
THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR
Starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland
Directed by Billy Wilder
A Paramount PIcture
100 Minutes
--
DOUBLE INDEMNITY
Originally played the Chinese in August, 1944
Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray
Directed by Billy Wilder
A Paramount Picture
107 Minutes
--
SUNSET BOULEVARD
Starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson
Directed by Billy Wilder
A Paramount PIcture
110 Minutes
--
STALAG 17
Starring William Holden and Don Taylor
Directed by Billy Wilder
A Paramount Picture
120 Minutes
--
SABRINA
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn
Directed by Billy Wilder
A Paramount Picture
113 Minutes
--
A Clip (the bistro fight) from:

IRMA LA DOUCE
Originally played the Chinese in July, 1963
Starring Jack Lemmon and Shorley MacLaine
Directed by Billy Wilder
A United Artists Release in Technicolor and Panavision
147 Minutes / THIS PICTURE IS FOR ADULTS ONLY
--
LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON
Starring Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn
Directed by Billy Wilder
An Allied Artists Release
130 Minutes
--
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
Starring Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich
Directed by Billy Wilder
A United Artists Release
116 Minutes
--
SOME LIKE IT HOT
Originally played the Chinese in April, 1959
Starring Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis
Directed by Billy Wilder
A Mirisch Company Picture / A United Artists Release
120 Minutes
--
THE APARTMENT
Originally played the Chinese in June, 1960
Starring Jack Lemmon and Shorley MacLaine
Directed by Billy Wilder
A Mirisch Company Presentation in Panavision
A United Artists Release
125 Minutes
--
ONE, TWO, THREE
Starring James Cagney and Horst Buchholz
Directed by Billy Wilder
A Mirisch Company Presentation in Panavision
A United Artists Release
115 Minutes
--
A Personal Appearance and Commentary by Mr. Wilder
--
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Starring Robert Stephens and Colin Blakley
Directed by Billy Wilder
A Mirisch Company Presentation in Panavision, DeLuxe Color
A United Artists Release
125 Minutes
--
I attended this entire marathon—ED


Tuesday, November 14, 1972:


Free Program at 11:00 AM: A Tribute to the International Cinema

MOTHER JOAN OF THE ANGELS (Matka Joanna od Aniolow)
Starring Lucyna Winnicka and Mieczyslaw Voit
Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
A Telepix Release
108 Minutes
--
Short: When Angels Fall, by Roman Polanski (Poland, 1958), 21 Minutes


At 2:00 PM:

A TRIBUTE TO MYRNA LOY
Coordinated by David Chierichetti
--
A selection of clips from Ms. Loy's career, followed by a screening of:

LIBELED LADY
Originally played the Chinese in October, 1936
Starring Jean Harlow and William Powell
Directed by Jack Conway
A Metro-Golwyn-Mayer Picture
95 Minutes
--
A Personal Appearance by Ms. Loy followed by an Audience Q & A


At 7:00 PM:

IMAGES SOLD OUT!
Starring Susannah York and Rene Auberjonois
Directed by Robert Altman
A Columbia Pictures Release in Panavision
101 Minutes / Rated R
--
Short: Young Goodman Brown, by Don Fox (USA, 1972), 20 Minutes


At 9:30 PM:

OLYMPIA (Olympische Spiele 1936)
Part I: "Festival of the Nations"
Part II: "Festival of Beauty"
Directed by Leni Riefenstahl
An Excelsior Pictures Corporation Release
225 Minutes


Wednesday, November 15, 1972:


Free Program at 11:00 AM: A Tribute to the International Cinema

DIE NIBELUNGEN
Part I: "Siegfried's Death"
Part II: "Kriemhild's Revenge"
Starring Paul Richter and Gunther Rittau
Directed by Fritz Lang
An UFA Film Release
205 Minutes


Documentary Double Feature at 2:00 PM:

WINTERSOLDIER
A Winterfilm in association with Viet Nam Veterans Against the War
A National Talent Service Release
96 Minutes
--
ANGELA: PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY
Directed by Yolande du Luart
A New Yorker Films Release
64 Minutes
--
"Film as a Political Tool"
A Panel Discussion.

A Tentative Listing of Participants from the Catalog:

Yolande du Luart / The Winterfilm People / Haskell Wexler and Steve Wax


At 7:00 PM:

SUMMER SOLDIERS
Starring Keith Sykes and Lee Reisen
Directed by Hirosh Teshigahara
A Ronin Films Release
121 Minutes
--
Short: After the First, by Nicholas Fangakis, (USA, 1972), 14 Minutes


Two Short Film Programs at 9:30 PM:

STUDENT FILMS SOLD OUT!
--
Roll Away the Stone, by Brian Zick (Art Center College of Design), 3 Minutes
--
Search for the Future, by Jack Weinstein (American Film Institute), 20 Minutes
--
First Man on the Sun, by Nate Kaufman (USC), 20 Seconds
--
Maelstrom, by Larry Bock (USC), 2 Minutes
--
The Magician, by Charles Krausne (Art Center College of Design), 2 Minutes
--
Lance, by David Pfeil (Art Center College of Design), 3 Minutes
--
Third Generation, by Ian Connor (UCLA), 7 Minutes
--
Opus One, by Joyce Borenstein (California Institute of the Arts), 4 Minutes
--
Blood's Way, by Stan Taylor (American Film Institute), 18 Minutes
--
Good Grief, by Mike Jittlov (UCLA), 4 Minutes
--
Caprichose, by Michael Stewart (California Institute of the Arts), 23 Minutes

INTERMISSION

UNDERGROUND FILMS SOLD OUT!
Coordinated by Richard Whitehall
--
Highway to the Lake, by Albert Lasker, 18 Minutes
--
Hands, by Karen Johnson, 3 Minutes
--
Landscape, by Jules Engel, 3 Minutes
--
Easyout, by Pat O'Neill, 9 Minutes
--
U.F.O.'s, by Lillian Schwartz and Ken Knowlton
--
Urbasia, by Alex Steiner, 20 Minutes
--
1970, by Scott Barrlett, 20 Minutes


Thursday, November 16, 1972:


Free Program at 11:00 AM: A Tribute to the International Cinema

THE CHILDHOOD OF MAXIM GORKY
Starring Alexei Lyarsky and Varvara Massalitinova
Directed by Mark Donskoi
An Amkino Corporation Release
100 Minutes
--
Short: The Strollers, by Igor Moiseyev (USSR, 1952), 6 Minutes


Double Feature at 2:00 PM:

THE SUDDEN WEALTH OF THE POOR PEOPLE OF KOMBACH (Der Plotzliche Reichtum der Armen Leute von Kombach)
Starring Georg Lehn and Reinhard Hauff
Directed by Volker Schlondorff
A New Yorker Films Release
108 Minutes
--
American Premiere:

MISTER BROWN
Starring Al Stevenson and Judith Elliotte
Directed by Roger Andrieux
An Andrieux Production
80 Minutes


At 7:00 PM:

WE WON'T GROW OLD TOGETHER (Ne Viellirons pas Ensemble)
Starring Marlene Jobert and Jean Yanne
Directed by Maurice Plalet
A Filmax International Release
103 Minutes
--
Short: The Violoncellist, by Pierre Moro-Giafferi (France, 1972), 13 Minutes


American Premiere at 9:30 PM:

HOUSE WITHOUT BOUNDRIES (La Casa sin Fronteras)
Starring Geraldine Chaplin and Tony Isbert
Directed by Pedro Olea
A Filmax International Release
97 Minutes
--
Short: Luc Peire's Environment, by Jean Mil (Belgium, 1972), 11 Minutes


American Premiere at 12:00 Midnight:

HOW TASTY WAS MY LITTLE FRENCHMAN (Como era Gostoso o Meu Frances)
Starring Arduino Colasanti and Ana Maria Magalhaes
Directed by Nelson Pereira Dos Santos
A New Yorker Films Release
80 Minutes
--
Short (presented after the feature): Robert Having His Nipple Pierced, by Sandy Daley (USA, 1970), 33 Minutes


Friday, November 17, 1972:

Free Program at 11:00 AM: A Tribute to the International Cinema

WEIRD TALES (Kwaidan)
Starring Mihiyo Aratama and Katsuo Nakamora
Directed by Masaki Kobayashi
A Walter Reade Organization Release
163 Minutes
--
Short: Ai!, by Yoji Kuri (Japan, 1964), 4 Minutes


American Premiere at 2:00 PM:

THE VALLEY [Obscured by Clouds] (La Vallée)
Starring Bulie Ogier and Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Directed by Barbet Schroeder
A Lagoon Release
100 Minutes
--
Short: (a seqment from) Coming of the Dawn, by George Greenough (USA, 1971), 6 Minutes
--
A Personal Appearance by Mr. Bernard Herrman, who was presented with a FILMEX Honorary Certificate
--
"MUSIC IN FILM"
A Panel Discussion

A Tentative Listing of Participants from the Catalog:

Bernard Herrman / David Raksin / Jack Nitzsche, and others.


American Premiere at 7:00 PM:

JOURNEY (Silver Lady River)
Starring Genevieve Bujold and John Vernon
Directed by Paul Almond
An Eoph Productions Release
87 Minutes
--
Short: Barbara, by Diane Graham (USA, 1972), 10 Minutes


American Premiere at 9:30 PM:

DEAR IRENE (Kaere Irene)
Starring Mette Knudsen and Sten Kaalo
Directed by Christian Braad Thomsen
A Nordisk Film Release
100 Minutes
--
Short: All's Quiet in Sparkle City, by Ross Albert (USA, 1971), 13 Minutes


At 12:00 Midnight:

HEROSTRATUS
Starring Michael Gotheard and Gabriella Licudi
Directed by Don Levy
A British Film Institute Release
142 Minutes
--
Short: The "Here, Pussy, Pussy" number from The Goldwyn Follies, by George Marshall, et al / 6 Minutes


Saturday, November 18, 1972:


Free Program at 11:00 AM: A Tribute to the International Cinema

ON APPROVAL
Starring Clive Brook and Beatrice Lillie
Directed by Clive Brook
An Eagle-Lion Ditribution Release
80 Minutes
--
Short: Day Dreams, by Ivor Montagu (Great Britain, 1928), 23 Mintes
--
I attended this performance - ED


At 2:00 PM

GUMSHOE
Starring Albert Finney and Billie Whitelaw
Directed by Stephen Frears in Color
88 Minutes / Rated GP
--
Short: Deduce, You Say! Starring Daffy Duck / Directed by by Chuck Jones / A Warner Bros. Pictures Release in Technicolor (USA, 1959), 7 Minutes
--
Serial: Chapter # 15, Dick Tracyin "Brothers United" Starring Ralph Byrd and Kay Hughes / Directed by Alan James and Ray Taylor / A Republic Pictures Release / 16 Minutes


Children's Program at 4:00 PM:

SLEEPING BEAUTY SOLD OUT!
With the Voices of Mary Costa and Taylor Holmes
Directed by Clyde Geronimi
A Walt Disney Production Presented in 70mm Super Technirama and 6-Track Stereophonic Sound
A Buena Vista Pictures Release
73 Minutes
--
Short: Marble, by Jan Oonk (Netherlands, 1971), 10 Minutes
--
I attended this performance - ED


At 7:00 PM:

FOOLISH WIVES
Starring Erich von Stroheim and Maude George
Directed by Erich von Stroheim
A Universal Pictures Release
125 Minutes
--
Presented with organ accompaniment by Ann Leaf with ensemble
--
Short: Screen Snapshots (USA, 1922), 9 Minutes


At 9:30 PM:

SAINT MICHAEL HAD A ROOSTER (San Michele Aveva un Gallo)
Starring Giulio Brogi and Sami Pavel
Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
A RAI Release
90 Minutes
--
Short: A Goon Song, by Carl Bell (USA, 1966) 8 Minutes


World Premiere at 12:00 Midnight:

SISTERS SOLD OUT!
Starring Margot Kidder and Jennifer Salt
Directed by Brian De Palma
An American International Release / Color by Movielab
93 Minutes / Rated R
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Short: Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign, by Robert Fentress (USA, 1971), 4 Minutes


Sunday, November 19, 1972:


Free Program at 11:00 AM: A Tribute to the International Cinema

DAY OF WRATH (Vredens Dag)
Starring Thorklid Roose and Lisbeth Movin
Directed by Carl Dreyer
A George J. Schaefer & Son Release
98 Minutes
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Short: The Boy and the Moon, by Jannik Hastrup (Denmark, 1969), 9 Minutes


American Premiere at 2:00 PM:

A TEAR IN THE OCEAN (Une Larme dans L'Ocean)
Starring Alexandre Stere and Dominique Rollin
Directed by Henry Glaeser
A Levitt-Pickman Release
86 Minutes
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Short: Cotton Eyed Joe, by John McDonald (USA, 1970), 13 Minutes


American Premiere Children's Program at 4:00 PM:

I CAN JUMP OVER PUDLES AGAIN (Uz Zase Skacu Pres Kaluze)
Starring Vladimir Dlouhy and Zdenka Hadrbolcova
Directed by Karel Kachyna
A Filmové Studio Barrandov Production
95 Minutes
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Short: Catuor, by Judith Klein (Canada, 1972), 4 Minutes


Closing Night at 7:00 PM:

THE DESCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (La Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie) SOLD OUT!
Starring Fernando Rey and Delphine Seyring
Directed by Luis Bunuel
A 20th Century-Fox Release
100 Minutes / Rated
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Short: Yesterday's Shore, Tomorrow's Morning, by Eva Lothar (USA, 1972), 13 Minutes





Poster Images Courtesy of David M. Hunter
 
World Premiere Engagement
Monday, November 20, 1972 - Wednesday, December 20, 1972 (4 Weeks)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Starring Fiona Fullerton and Michael Jayston
Directed by William Sterling
A Rainbow Adventure Film in Todd-AO 35 and Color
An American National Enterprises Release
95 Minutes / Rated G
Daily at 11:30 AM, 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 8:00 and 10:00 PM
 
Thursday, December 14, 1972
Ali McGraw (33) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Wednesday, November 29,1972
(10 Days)
60
 
2
Wednesday, December 6, 1972
42
 
3
Wednesday, December 13, 1972
42
 
4
Wednesday, December 20, 1972
42
 
Totals
31 Days
Daily Average: $
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4 Weeks
Average Performance: $
186
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Thursday, December 21, 1972 - Tuesday, March 6, 1973 (11 Weeks)
Up the Sandbox
Starring Barbra Streisand and David Selby
Directed by Irvin Kershner
A First Artists Presentation in Technicolor
A National General Pictures Release
97 Minutes / Rated R
Daily at: 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 6:15, 8:15 and 10:15 PM
Day and Date:
Cinemaland Theatre, Anaheim
Fountain Valley Drive-In Theatre, Fountain Valley
Edwards Cinema, Costa Mesa
 
 
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