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Prime-Time Flicks

November 04, 1990|Kevin Thomas

If you haven't seen Singin' in the Rain (KTLA Saturday at 8 p.m.) lately you're in for a treat. It's just about the most engaging musical ever, set in Hollywood at the advent of the talkie revolution. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor are all justly celebrated for their terrific contributions, but no less dazzling is Jean Hagen as the pretentious, glittery silent star undone by her terrible nasal voice.

SET YOUR VCR The Professionals (TMC Tuesday at 5 p.m.), Richard Brooks' terrific, slam-bang 1966 Western, finds Ralph Bellamy hiring some soldiers-of-fortune to rescue his gorgeous wife Claudia Cardinale from a dastardly Jack Palance. Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan and Woody Stroke star. Notable, too, for Conrad Hall's dexterous, beautiful cinematography.

Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (TMC Thursday at 2:30 a.m.) features Wendy Hughes in this cryptic 1987 Australian thriller as a chameleon-like hooker who seduces men on a weekend night train, changing her personality to suit every fresh conquest.

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