Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib dies at 92
CAIRO (AP) — Gamil Ratib, an award-winning Franco-Egyptian actor whose roles as villain or aristocrat made him a household name across the Arab world, died Wednesday, state media reported. He was 92.
Ratib's acting career — he appeared in about 100 films in both French and Arabic — began as early as the 1940s in Cairo when he landed a role in an Arabic adaptation of "The Three Musketeers." His scenes, however, were removed because his parents objected to him taking up acting.
The Hearst Movie & A Martini group will see the restored version of the New York City newspaper classic “Sweet Smell of Success” at the Bethel Cinema
The 1957 drama co-stars Burt Lancaster as the most powerful columnist in the country and Tony Curtis as a press agent who is always desperate to get items intothe column.
U.S. box office (inflation-adjusted): $571,862,600Smart Rating: 85.05Release year: 1970Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jacqueline BissetIn this large ensemble disaster movie, Mel Bakersfeld (Burt Lancaster), the general manager of a Chicago-area airport, must contend with a massive snowstorm and other issues, both work-related and personal, while the troubled D.O. Guerrero (Van Heflin) threatens to blow up an airliner. As pilot Vernon Demerest (Dean Martin) attempts to calm Guerrero down and dissuade him from setting off explosives on the plane, tensions increase in the air and on the ground, and danger is imminent.
Smart Rating: 84.19
Starring: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John CassavetesOriginal: "The Killers" (1946)Smart Rating: 94.79Starring: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'BrienA hit man (Lee Marvin) and his partner (Clu Gulager) try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver (John Cassavetes), did not try to get away.
NEWTOWN - The 1953 Academy Award-winning film “From Here to Eternity” will have two screenings on Thursday at reduced ticket prices at the Edmond Town Hall theater.
The Burt Lancaster film, which brought Best Supporting Actor Oscars for Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed, will show at 1 p.m. with subtitles and again at 7 p.m., according to a release.
Here's what's showing at alternative movie venues this week.
Milwaukee Bike-In Movie Series
"Labyrinth": David Bowie plays the Goblin King in this 1986 fantasy. 8 p.m. Friday, Swing Park under Holton St. bridge. Free.
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Paul's Alley Cinema
"An American in Paris": This classic 1951 MGM musical, with Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and a sumptuous Gershwin score, is timed for Bastille Days. 9 p.m. Friday....