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Movies to Tape

October 29, 1989

The Picture of Dorian Gray (TNT Tuesday at 9 a.m.): Albert Lewin's elegant 1945 film of the Oscar Wilde novel about a man (Hurd Hatfield) who retains his youth while his portrait ages. (2:20)

The Killers (1964) (Channel 5 Wednesday at 3:30 a.m.): Don Siegel's 1964 hard-edged adaptation of the Hemingway short story features Ronald Reagan in his last film role as a deadly underworld kingpin. (2:00)

Desert Bloom (TMC Thursday at 6:15 a.m.): Wonderful, underrated 1986 film about a sensitive 13-year-old (Annabeth Gish) coming of age along with the atomic era. Terrific performances from Jon Voight (as her alcoholic father), JoBeth Williams, Ellen Barkin and Allen Garfield. (1:45)

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Channel 7 Friday at 3:30 a.m.): A true collector's item: the campy 1936 English horror picture starring the aptly named Tod Slaughter, veteran of Victorian-style melodrama. (1:30)

The Conversation (TMC Friday at 5:30 p.m.): Francis Coppola's convoluted, provocative 1974 study of an obsessive professional eavesdropper (Gene Hackman). (1:55)

Roman Holiday (Disney Channel Friday at 11:30 p.m.): Delightful modern-day fairy tale about a princess (Audrey Hepburn) who yearns for a normal life and falls in love with a reporter (Gregory Peck). (2:00)

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