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Movies to Tape

December 02, 1990

Broken Lullabye (AMC, Monday at 10:30 a.m.) One of Ernst Lubitsch's rare non-comedies from the sound era, this 1932 antiwar drama, also called "The Man I Killed," is a compassionate work, focusing on a guilt-ridden French World War I veteran.

This Property Is Condemned (Channel 11 Wednesday at 2:30 a.m.). Tennessee Williams' sexy one-acter, with Natalie Wood and Robert Redford, was adapted by two young filmmakers, director Sydney Pollack and scenarist Francis Coppola, who would later make their mark.

In Harm's Way (Cinemax Friday at 3 p.m.). A neglected, very underrated World War II epic, which covers the same territory as John Ford's "They Were Expendable," and matches a liberal director, Otto Preminger, with a conservative star, John Wayne. Both are at their best.

Fred, With and Without Ginger (AMC, Saturday). A daylong marathon with moviedom's greatest hoofer, Mr. Astaire, aided by Ginger Rogers, Leslie Caron and Jane Powell. Included: Flying Down to Rio, 10 a.m. & 9 p.m.; Swing Time, 11:30 a.m. & 10:30 p.m.; Follow the Fleet, 1:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m.; Carefree, 3:30 p.m. & 2:30 a.m.; Daddy Long Legs, 5 p.m.; Royal Wedding, 7:30 p.m.

Day for Night (A&E Sun. Dec. 9 at 1 a.m.) Francois' Truffaut's loving valentine to the world of film, with himself as the director and Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Leaud among the cast. One of the best of all "backstage" movies.

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