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Movies to Tape

February 18, 1990

Fire Over England (Channel 28 Sunday at 2 p.m.): Solid British historical drama starring Laurence Olivier and Flora Robson, splendid as Queen Elizabeth. (1:30)

Cries and Whispers (TNT Sunday at 7 p.m.): Ingmar Bergman's bleakly beautiful period drama centering on some sisters, one of whom is dying. (2:20)

Clash by Night (TNT Wednesday at 9 a.m.): Fritz Lang's crisp, brisk film of the tempestuous Clifford Odets drama, starring Barbara Stanwyck as a disillusioned woman returning to her hometown, Monterey. Marilyn Monroe is featured in her first important dramatic role. (2:15)

Carrie (TMC Thursday at 8 a.m.): William Wyler's very fine 1952 film of the Theodore Dreiser novel, centering on the star-crossed romance of the middle-aged manager (Laurence Olivier) of an ornate Chicago restaurant and a poor farm girl (Jennifer Jones) who becomes a popular stage star. (2:00)

The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TBS Thursday at 5 p.m.): The notable 1973 TV movie, based on the 1963 Wylie-Hoffert case, which became the pilot for "Kojak." (3:00)

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