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June 17, 1990

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Cinemax Sunday at 4:30 p.m.): Maggie Smith has one of her best screen roles in this 1969 film, from the Muriel Spark novel, as a charismatic teacher whose ideas and influence are at once idealistic and dangerous. (2:00)

Scarface (1932, AMC Sunday at 6:30 p.m., again at 1 a.m.): This is the raw, brutal 1932 Howard Hawks original in which Paul Muni plays a gangster based on Al Capone. (1:45)

Cartouche (TNT Sunday at 7 p.m.): This all-but-forgotten 1964 release is a sophisticated, satirical swashbuckler from Philippe De Broca starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, who as the bandit Cartouche, a cross between Robin Hood and Cyrano, careens across the beautiful countryside of 18th-Century France. With Claudia Cardinale. (2:30)

Dark Eyes (Bravo Monday at 8 p.m.): Marcello Mastroianni's weak-willed, charming clown is at the center of this lush, bittersweet 1987 romance, directed and co-adapted by Nikita Mikhalkov and drawn from several Anton Chekhov stories. (2:00)

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