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Movies to Tape

December 24, 1989

Bagdad Cafe (TMC Sunday at 11 p.m.): Percy Adlon's delightful 1988 sleeper, which finds a plump German tourist (Marianne Sagebrecht) stranded at a desert motel run by a harassed C. C. H. Pounder; Jack Palance is hilarious as a lecherous permanent resident. (1:45)

The Woman in the Window (A&E Tuesday at 8 a.m., again at 1 p.m.): The Fritz Lang film noir classic in which Edward G. Robinson becomes dangerously beguiled by the subject (Joan Bennett) of a painting he sees in a store window. (2:00)

Our Town (Channel 28 Tuesday at 1 p.m.): The touching 1940 film version of Thornton Wilder's prize-winning drama of small-town life in New England, featuring a notable Aaron Copland score. William Holden and Martha Scott star. (1:30)

Kipps (Channel 28 Thursday at 1 p.m.): The 1941 film version of the H. G. Wells story about the effect of inherited money upon a modest shopkeeper (Michael Redgrave). Basis for the 1967 Tommy Steele musical "Half a Six Pence." (1:30)

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