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Movies to Tape

January 15, 1989

Hallelujah (Z Sunday at 1 p.m.): King Vidor's all-black 1929 talkie, awkward yet powerful, tells of a Southern preacher (Daniel L. Haynes) with all-too-human weaknesses. (1:35)

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Z Monday at 9 p.m.): The Michael Powell-Emeric Pressburger 1943 classic, starring a superb Roger Livesey as a kindly, aristocratic career officer, a symbol of British fair play who finds himself obsolete with the outbreak of World War II. (2:44)

Little Caesar (Channel 5 Saturday at 3:30 a.m.): Mervyn LeRoy's 1930 gangster classic is still strong stuff and made an unforgettable Edward G. Robinson a star in the title role. (1:30)

Repentance (Z Saturday at 3 p.m.): Soviet Georgian film maker Tengiz Abuladze's savagely brilliant anti-Stalinist allegory centers on the the death of a revered small-town mayor whose corpse will not stay buried. (2:31)

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