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HBO Guide April 1975 - Page section : 001

YOUR MONTHLY ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE BASKETBALL AND HOCKEY PLAYOFFS Pelham One Two Three • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot of Roclfoand Roll •^Venture”

HBO Guide April 1975 - Page section : 003

Sports PLAYOFF TIME AGAIN! Playoff time is, in the words of Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities, the best of times and the worst of times—the best for pro basketball and hockey fans, but ulcer time for HBO schedule makers. In April and May, HBO viewers will see playoff action in the National Basketball Association, the American Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and possibly the World Hockey Association. Scheduling playoff games in advance is impossible and will mean replacement at times of programs listed in this entertainment guide. The printed schedule has been planned to minimize inconvenience from substitutions. Schedule changes will be announced hourly during the day on the HBO upcoming programs channel and immediately before a replacement is to be made. Pleasing sports fans is complicated by many things. Conflicts with commercial TV, and in some cases the territorial rights of local teams, must be avoided. Teams qualifying for the playoffs, pairings and home court advantages depend on regular season standings. Finally, each elimination series could end in three or four games, or go a five- or seven-game limit. Then on to the next round, and more of the same! April on Home Box Office also will offer a live heavyweight boxing card from the Nassau Coliseum on April 4, with unbeaten Duane Bobick meeting Terry Hinke and Rodney Bobick, Duane’s younger brother, facing Mac Foster. For sports history buffs, “Greatest Fights of the Century" looks at middleweight and heavyweight classics, and an exciting new series, “Greatest Sports Legends’* covers the careers of Mickey Mantle, Frank Gifford, Bob Cousy, Stan Musial, Jesse Owens, Jimmy Demaret, Eddie Arcaro, Elgin Baylor and Ollie Matson. (Some of these specials could be pre-empted by playoff games but will be seen later.) P.S. A busy summer sports schedule on HBO will be ushered in by the World Team Tennis, featuring Billie Jean King and the New York Sets, and HBO’s third summer of Professional Bowlers Association tournaments. HBO Specials TWENTY YEARS OF ROCK...THE VISUAL ARTS & TRAVEL Bring back six of the 1950s most popular rock groups for a special performance, and the result is a memorable music experience. “Twenty Years of Rock and Roll’*, on the Home Box Office network in April. The Five Satins, The Skyiiners, Brooklyn Bridge, The Coasters, The Drifters and Tony Williams and The New Platters were videotaped by HBO and Barmann’s Concerts and Productions in concert at the packed 12,000-seat Rockland County Community College arena. Each group has had at least one million-record seller, and with dozens of hits from which to select, pro-ducer-director Drew Cummings has put together a program to carry HBO viewers from the early days of rock to the midst of the current scene. Favorites include “Poison Ivy” and “Charlie Brown’’ by the Coasters, “In the Still of the Night” by The Five Satins, The Platters’ “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and The Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk”. Interspersed throughout the musical feast are interviews with the performers by oldies authority and show m.c. Day Cole. “Twenty Years of Rock and Roll” bows on HBO on April 13, with a repeat midnight show on April 25. A fitting tone will be set by American Graffiti, HBO’s April 5-11 premiere movie, which uses 40 rock hits of the ’50s and early ’60s to set its mood. Also making it a big month for rock devotees, “Celebration IV”, another in the continuing HBO series. features the classic rock group. Emerson, Lake and Palmer. All that’s only one part of HBO’s noteworthy special programming for April: The Artist's Eye — a series on lives, philosophy and works of the world’s great painters, sculptors and architects begins April 10 with internationally-known sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, follows with Renaissance master Giotto. Continuing host is artist, critic and TV personality Russell Connor. Venture — is “travel” with a difference premiering on April 12. Each week, a different locale abroad will be explored — not in travelogue form, but light and lively looks at sights, sounds and lifestyles. Venture focuses first on Scandinavia.

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Schedule 6-9 April 6, Sunday PM 1:30 “For Pete's Sake" Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin (PG) 3:00 “American Graffiti" (PG) )|e Mr. Rossi Goes Skiing 5:00 “American Graffiti" (PG) ♦ Mr. Rossi On Safari 7:00 GREATEST SPORTS LEGENDS Lenny Moore 7:30 FEATURE FILM “The Sting" Paul Newman Robert Redford (PG) % Catch The Joy; Blessings Of Love 10:00 "Buster And Billie" (R) % Breath 11:45 "Sleeper Woody Allen. Diane Keaton (PG) April 7, Monday PM 5:30 Martha’s Attic "An Idiophone Is A Bone" 6:00 Basically Baseball “Pitching" 6:30 "American Graffiti" (PG) 5jc Contre-Pied 8:30 Best of Boxing From Madison Square Garden 10:00 "Buster And Billie" (R) Calypso Singer 11:45 "American Graffiti" (PG) April 8, Tuesday PM 5:30 Martha's Attic "An Idiophone Is A Bone" 6:00 “Day For Night" Jacquefine Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont (PG) (Academy Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actress, Valentina Cortese; Best Director, Francois Truffaut) 8:00 GREATEST FIGHTS OF THE CENTURY The Middleweights 9:00 "The Parallax View" Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss (R) One-Eyed Men Are Kings (Academy Award Nomination: Short Subjects) 11:00 “Claudine" (PG) April 9, Wednesday PM 5:30 "American Graffiti" (PG) Fall River Legend 7:30 GREATEST SPORTS LEGENDS Mickey Mantle Film chronicle of Thor Heyerdahl’s two attempts to cross Atlantic in papyrus boat with multi-national group of companions. Incredible saga of courage and determination, second effort succeeding after first craft broke up 600 miles from April 12, 13,14,15 landfall. Universal. G (93 minutes) 16,17,18 9-12 Schedule Sports playoff may replace programs indicated in color. 8:00 "American Graffiti" (PG) % The Mad Baker 10:00 "Buster And Billie" (R) 11:45 "American Graffiti" (PG) April 10, Thursday PM 5:30 Martha’s Attic "An Idiophone Is A Bone" 6:00 "The Terminal Man" George Segal, Joan Hackett (PG) 8:00 THE ARTISTS EYE Jacques Lipchitz with Russell Connor 9:00 "Buster And Billie” (R) sfc Fall River Legend; Shipwreck 11:00 "American Graffiti" (PG) April 11, Friday PM 5:30 Martha’s Attic "An Idiophone is A Bone" 6:00 "Jeremy Robby Benson, Glynnis O’Connor (PG) 7:30 GREATEST SPORTS LEGENDS Frank Gifford 8:00 "American Graffiti” (PG) 3{c Overture Nyitany 10:00 "Buster And Billie" (R) sfc The Beginning 11:45 "American Graffiti” (PG) April 12, Saturday PM 1:30 Children's Special "Bungala Boys—The Lifesavers" 2:30 VENTURE "Scandinavia" 3:00 MOVIE PREMIERE "The RA Expeditions" Thor Heyerdahl, Norman Baker (G) sjc Junkdump; Overture Nyitany 5:00 CELEBRATION III A Rock Music Special Featuring Grand Funk Railroad, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Carly Simon 6:00 "The RA Expeditions" (G) 4* The Mad Baker; Mr. Rossi Goes Camping 8:00 "The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad" ( G) 9:45 MOVIE PREMIERE "The Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3" Walter Matthau, Martin Balsam (R) 11:30 "Blazing Saddles" (R) theDwing of Pelham one two THREE 4'First-rate performances and top production values.” New York Magazine April 12, 13,15, 16, 17, 18, 27 Ruthless quartet hijacks subway car, demands $1 million. Tense thriller based on John Godoy’s novel. Action filmed in actual New York subway tunnels lending realism. Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw match wits as transit policeman and leader of caper. United Artists. R (104 minutes)

HBO Guide April 1975 - Page section : 007

Schedule 20-23 April 20, Sunday PM 1:30 Martha's Attic “Into Outer Space 2:00 Children's Special “Bungala Boys—The Lifesavers" 3:00 “Sounder" Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield (G) Fall River Legend 5:00 CELEBRATION III A Rock Music Special Featuring Grand Funk Railroad, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Cariy Simon 6:00 “The Last Of Shelia Raquel Welch, Richard Benjamin (PG) 8:00 “The Girl From Petrovka” (PG) 10:00 “Thunderbolt And Lightfoot” (R) $ Breath 12:00 “Sounder" (PG) April 21, Monday PM 5:30 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) 7:30 GREATEST SPORTS LEGENDS Jesse Owens 8:00 MOVIE SPECIAL “Newman's Law" George Peppard, Roger Robinson (PG) 9:40 "Thunderbolt And Lightfoot" (R) Overture Nyitany 11:45 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) April 22, Tuesday PM 5:30 Martha’s Attic “Into Outer Space 6:00 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) 8:00 GREATEST FIGHTS OF THE CENTURY * The Middlewelghts 9:00 “Thunderbolt And Lightfoot" (R) ^ Calypso Singer 11:00 “Midnight Man" (R) April 23, Wednesday PM 5:30 "The Golden Voyage Of Slnbad''(G) 7:30 GREATEST SPORTS LEGENDS Jim Demeret 8:00 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) 10:00 "Thunderbolt And Lightfoot" (R) 3|C Fairy Story 12:00 “The Golden Voyage Of Slnbad" ( G) Clint Eastwood gets star “THUNDERBOLTand billing as heist artist nick- I IRUTCnnT named Thunderbolt, but Jeff ugni FUU 1 Bridges steals scenes as fast-talking sidekick in role that gained Academy Award supporting actor nomination. Offbeat comedy touches turn typical action feature into winner. United Artists. R (115 24-26 Schedule Sports playoff may replace programs indicated in color. April 24, Thursday PM 5:30 Martha's Attic "Into Outer Space 6:00 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) 8:00 THE ARTISTS EYE Giotto with Russell Connor 8:40 VENTURE “London" 9:00 “Thunderbolt And Lightfoot" (R) The Beginning 11:00 “The Girf From Petrovka" (PG) April 25, Friday PM 5:30 “Newman's Law” (PG) sfc Catch The Joy; Blessings Of Love 7:30 GREATEST SPORTS LEGENDS Eddy Arcaro 8:00 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) 10:00 “Thunderbolt And Lightfoot” (R) $ Breath 12:00 HBO MUSIC SPECIAL “20 Years Of Rock And Roll” Featuring The Platters, The Five Satins, The Brooklyn Bridge. The Skyliners, The Drifters, The Coasters. Host: Clay Cole April 26, Saturday PM 1:30 Children's Special “Mischief—The Musical Horse 2:30 VENTURE “Austria 3:00 “The Sting Paul Newman. Robert Redford (PG) * The Mad Baker 5:15 “American Graffiti" (PG) * Junkdump; Overture Nyitany 7:30 Basically Baseball “Specialties 8:00 “Jesus Christ, Superstar" Ted Neely, Carl Anderson (G) 9:45 “Busting Elliott Gould, Robert Blake (R) * Chromophobia 11:30 “Midnight Man” (R) NEWMAN'S LAW George Peppard gives strong j characterization of tough, veteran cop busted off the force and squeezed between corrupt highers-up and vindictive mob. Fast-paced, tightly performed, written and directed. Universal. PG (98 minutes) April 21, 25, 27

HBO Guide April 1975 - Page section : 004

Schedule 1-3 ABOUT THE RATINGS For its viewers’ information. Home Box Office indicates Motion Picture Association of America ratings on an films. (G) General audience (PG) Parental guidance suggested (R) Restricted: children under 17 not admitted to theatres unless accompanied by parent or adult guardian April 1, Tuesday PM 5:30 “The Golden Voyage of Slnbad" John PhNlip Law. Caroline Munro (G) 3|C One-Eyed Men Are Kings (Academy Award Nomination: Short Subjects) 7:30 “Paper Moon Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal (PG) $ Blake 9:30 "Blazing Saddlea Mel Brooks. Cloavon Little (R) (Academy Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actress, Madeline Kahn, Best Song) ifc Mr. Rossi Buys A Car 11:15 “Paper Moon" April 2. Wednesday PM 5:30 “Daisy Miller" Cybill Shepherd, Cions Leachman (G) (Academy Award Nomination: Best Costumes) 7:01 Baaically Baseball “Specialties'' 7:30 N.B.A. BASKETBALL Buffalo vs. Boston Live From Boston Garden 9:30 “The Great Gataby" Robert Redford, Mia Farrow (PG) (Academy Award Nomination: Best Costumes, Best Musical Score) April 3, Thursday PM 5:30 Martha's Attic "Fantasmic Feature Eight" 6:00 Children's Special “Hunted in Holand" j, American Time Capsule; ^ Dream of Wild Horses ‘ Rock around the Clock” radio music blares as high school buddies have last fling before two of them (Richard Dreyfuss, Ronny Howard) set off for college. Youthful film maker George Lucas recollects how it was in 1962. Universal. PG (110 minutes) .. catches charm and tribal energy of the teen-age 1950s” Time Magazine April 5, 6, 7. 9. 10.11, 26 3-5 Schedule Sports playoff may replace programs indicated in color. 7:15 “Claudine" Diaharm Carrol, James Earl Jones (PG) (Academy Award Nomination: Best Actress, Diahann Carroll.) Mr. Rossi Gets An Oscar 9:00 ‘The Last Detail" Jack Nicholson, Randy Ouaid (R) ♦ Calypso Singer 11:00 “Claudine" (PG) April 4, Friday PM 5:30 Martha's Attic “Fantasmic Feature Eight" 6:00 Basically Baseball “Specialties" 6:30 “The Day Of The Jackal" Edward Fox, Delphine Seyrig (PG) $ Gallery 9:00 HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING Duane Bobick vs. Terry Hinke Rodney Bobick vs. Mac Foster Live from Nassau Coliseum' 11:00 "Mame" Lucille Bad, Beatrice Arthur (PG) April 5, Saturday PM 1:30 CELEBRATION IV A Rock Mueic Special Featuring Emerson. Lake and Palmer 2:30 MOVIE PREMIERE “American Graffiti" Ronny Howard. Cindy Williams (PG) Clever Village 4:30 “The Sting" Paul Newman, Robert Redford (PG) 9{e Blake 7:00 “American Graffiti" (PG) ^ Chromophobia 9:00 MOVIE PREMIERE “Buster And Billie" Jan-Michael Vincent, Joan Goodfellow (R) Breath; Controlled; Fairy Story 11:00 "American Graffiti" (PG) Buster & Billie .complex and engrossing film.” Cue Magazine Poignant 1940s story of love affair between most popular boy in school and forlorn easy mark from wrong side of tracks. Well acted by Jan-Michael Vincent and Jean GoodfeUow. Melodramatic ending comes as jarring note. Columbia. R (100 minutes) April 5, 6. 7, 9.10,11

HBO Guide April 1975 - Page section : 002

SEI ^PRIL1975 IgS? HIGHLIGHTS Playoff Tim© 4 Specials 5 Schedules and Reviews 6-16 Movie Premieres American Graffiti... April 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 26 Buster and Billie ... April 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 The RA Expeditions... April 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three... April 12, 13,15, 16, 17, 18, 27 The Girl from Petrovka ... April 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot... April 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Movie Specials The Midnight Man . .. April 17, 22, 26 Newman’s Law... April 21, 25, 27 For other movie titles and dates see Page 14,15, SNEAK PREVIEW.. . April 29 Sports Beat National Basketball Assoaation ... April 2 (Pro basketball and hockey playoffs occasionally will replace listed programs) Heavyweight Boxing ... April 4 Wrestling . . . April 14 Greatest Fights of the Century ... April 8, 15, 22, 29 Greatest Sports Legends ... April 6,9, 11, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 Other Features The Artist’s Eye ... April 10, 13, 19, 24, 27 Venture ... Page 12, 19, 24, 26, 27 Twenty Years of Rock and Roll... April 13, 25 Celebration! Children’s Programs % Something Special... Award-winning shorts Coming in May Freebie and the Bean... Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins... The Black Windmill. .. Other current films, uncut and uninterrupted World Team Tennis with Billie Jean King Up Front When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents its 47th annual Oscars on national television April 8. films seen on Home Box Office in recent months will be prominent nominees. Chinatown, a February HBO attraction, was nominated in 11 categories, including best picture. It will be competing in that classification ‘with The Conversation (premiered on HBO in October). Among other Chinatown citations are Jack Nicholson for best actor and Faye Dunaway for best actress. Diahann Carroll also is a best actress nominee for Claudine, which will be encored on April 3 and 8. Jeff Bridges of Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, which premieres this month, is a candidate for best supporting actor. Valentina Cortese (Day for Night) and Madeline Kahn (Blazing Saddles) were singled out for supporting actress performances. Both these films will be encored during the current month. Among the men who put the films together—producers, directors and screen writers — Francis Ford Coppola (The Conversation), Roman Polanski (Chinatown), Robert Towne (Chinatown) and Francois Truffaut (Day for Night) all will be anxiously awaiting the Oscar envelope openings. Other films in the Oscar running and to be seen again this month are The Great Gatsby (costumes, mu- sical score) and Daisy Miller (costumes) Ordeal by Fire — The HBO studio and control center is within the area affected by the New York Telephone Company's disastrous Feb. 27 fire. Portions of picture and sound feeds to HBO viewers were put out of action, but the network didn’t miss a performance, thanks to hard work and improvisation by HBO technical and engineering personnel. Bob and Ray Special — Anyone who has snickered, chortled or guffawed at Wally Ballou, Fred Falvy, Mary Backstage, the Bert and Harry beer commercials and other figments of the offbeat imaginations of comics Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding will be pleased to hear Bob and Ray will do an original 60-minute special on HBO next month. Watch for “Bob and Ray: The One and Only” in May.

HBO Guide April 1975 - Page section : 008

Schedule 20-23 April 20, Sunday PM 1:30 Martha's Attic “into Outer Space 2:00 Children's Special “Bungala Boys—The Lifesavers" 3:00 “Sounder" Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield (G) Fall River Legend 5:00 CELEBRATION III A Rock Music Special Featuring Grand Funk Railroad, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Cariy Simon 6:00 “The Last Of Shelia Raquel Welch, Richard Benjamin (PG) 8:00 “The Girl From Petrovka” (PG) 10:00 “Thunderbolt And Lightfoot” (R) $ Breath 12:00 “Sounder" (PG) April 21, Monday PM 5:30 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) 7:30 GREATEST SPORTS LEGENDS Jesse Owens 8:00 MOVIE SPECIAL “Newman's Law" George Peppard, Roger Robinson (PG) 9:40 "Thunderbolt And Lightfoot" (R) Overture Nyitany 11:45 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) April 22, Tuesday PM 5:30 Martha’s Attic “Into Outer Space 6:00 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) 8:00 GREATEST FIGHTS OF THE CENTURY * The Middlewelghts 9:00 “Thunderbolt And Lightfoot" (R) ^ Calypso Singer 11:00 “Midnight Man" (R) April 23, Wednesday PM 5:30 "The Golden Voyage Of Slnbad''(G) 7:30 GREATEST SPORTS LEGENDS Jim Demeret 8:00 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) 10:00 "Thunderbolt And Lightfoot" (R) 3|C Fairy Story 12:00 “The Golden Voyage Of Slnbad" ( G) Clint Eastwood gets star “THUNDERBOLTand billing as heist artist nick- I IRUTCnnT named Thunderbolt, but Jeff ugni FUU 1 Bridges steals scenes as fast-talking sidekick in role that gained Academy Award supporting actor nomination. Offbeat comedy touches turn typical action feature into winner. United Artists. R (115 24-26 Schedule Sports playoff may replace programs indicated in color. April 24, Thursday PM 5:30 Martha's Attic "Into Outer Space 6:00 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) 8:00 THE ARTISTS EYE Giotto with Russell Connor 8:40 VENTURE “London" 9:00 “Thunderbolt And Lightfoot" (R) The Beginning 11:00 “The Girf From Petrovka" (PG) April 25, Friday PM 5:30 “Newman's Law” (PG) sfc Catch The Joy; Blessings Of Love 7:30 GREATEST SPORTS LEGENDS Eddy Arcaro 8:00 “The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) 10:00 “Thunderbolt And Lightfoot” (R) $ Breath 12:00 HBO MUSIC SPECIAL “20 Years Of Rock And Roll” Featuring The Platters, The Five Satins, The Brooklyn Bridge. The Skyliners, The Drifters, The Coasters. Host: Clay Cole April 26, Saturday PM 1:30 Children's Special “Mischief—The Musical Horse 2:30 VENTURE "Austria 3:00 “The Sting Paul Newman. Robert Redford (PG) * The Mad Baker 5:15 “American Graffiti" (PG) * Junkdump; Overture Nyitany 7:30 Basically Baseball “Specialties 8:00 “Jesus Christ, Superstar" Ted Neely, Carl Anderson (G) 9:45 “Busting Elliott Gould, Robert Blake (R) * Chromophobia 11:30 “Midnight Man” (R) NEWMAN'S LAW George Peppard gives strong j characterization of tough, veteran cop busted off the force and squeezed between corrupt highers-up and vindictive mob. Fast-paced, tightly performed, written and directed. Universal. PG (98 minutes) April 21, 25, 27

HBO Guide April 1975 - Page section : 006

Schedule 13-15 April 13, Sunday PM 1:30 Martha’s Attic "Just So Folk Talas" 2:00 Childran'a Special “Mischief—The Musical Horse 3:00 “A Touch Of Claaa" George Segal. Glenda Jackson (PG) 4:45 "The RA Expeditions" (G) Mr. Rossi On Safari 6:30 THE ARTISTS EYE Jacquee Lipchitz with Russell Connor 700 HBO MUSIC SPECIAL "20 Years Of Rock And Roil" Featuring The Platters, The Five Satins, The Brooklyn Bridge. The Skyliners, The Drifters, The Coasters. Host: Clay Cole j|c Breath; Contre-Pied 9:15 ‘The Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3” (R) 11:00 "The RA Expedltkma" (G) April 14, Monday PM 5:30 Martha's Attic "Just So Folk Tales'* 6:00 Basically Baseball "Hitting" 6:30 "The RA Expeditions" (G) >jc Catch The Joy; Mr. Rossi In Venice 8:30 ALL-STAR WRESTLING Live From Madison Square Garden 11:00 "Cinderella Liberty" James Caan, Marsha Mason (R) April 15, Tuesday PM 5:30 Martha'a Attic "Just So Folk Tales’* 6:00 HBO Sports Highlights 6:15 "The RA Expeditions" (G) 5fc Mr. Rossi Gets An Oscar 6:00 GREATEST FIGHTS OF THE CENTURY The Heavyweights 9:00 "The Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3" (R) 11:00 "The RA Expeditiona" (G) me mBr Former policeman, working as night watchman in small college, solves complicated series of murders. Burt Lancaster was producer, writer and director as well as starring with Susan Clark. Universal. R (117 minutes) 10 April 17, 22, 26 16-19 Schedule Sports playoff may replace programs indicated in color. April 16, Wednesday PM 5:30 ‘The RA Expeditiona” (G) 4, The Beginning; Chromophobia; ^ Catch The Joy 7:30 GREATEST SPORTS LEGENDS Bob Cousy 8:00 "The RA Expeditions” (G) £ Calypso Singer ^ Mr. Rossi Gets an Oscar 9:50 HBO Sports Highlights 10.*00 "The Tsking Of Pelham 1,2,3” (R) jf: Rope Trick 11:45 "The RA Expeditions" (G) April 17, Thursday PM 5:30 Martha'a Attic Must So Folk Tales” sfe Junkdump 6:15 "The RA Expeditiona” (G) sfc Clever Village 8:00 CELEBRATION IV A Rock Music Special Featuring Emerson. Lake and Palmer. 9:00 "The Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3" (R) 11:00 MOVIE SPECIAL "Midnight Man" Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark April 18, Friday PM 5:30 "The RA Expeditiona" (G) $ The Box 7:30 GREATEST SPORT LEGENDS Stan Musial 8:00 "The RA Expeditions" (G) H5 Mr. Rossi On Safari; Cont re-Pied 9:50 HBO Sports Highlights 10:00 "The Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3” (R) •f* Rope Trick 11:45 "The RA Expeditions" (G) April 19, Saturday PM 1:30 THE ARTISTS EYE Jacques Lipchitz with Russel Connor 2:30 VENTURE "London" 3:00 MOVIE PREMIERE "The Girl From Petrovka" Goldie Hawn, Hal Holbrook (PG) 5:00 Basically Baseball “Fielding'* 5:30 "Mame" (PG) 8:00 "The Girt From Petrovka" (PG) 10:00 MOVIE PREMIERE "Thunderbolt And Llghtfoot" Clint Eastwood. Jeff Bridges (R) Fairy Story 12:00 "The Girl From Petrovka" (PG) THtara.from PETROVKA Goldie Hawn, hailed for kooky role in The Sugarhnd Express, does quick switch to portray Russian lass who lives by wits and becomes romantically involved with American news correspondent (Hal Holbrook). Universal. PG (104 minutes) April 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,25

HBO Guide May 1975 - Page section : 002

INDEX Up Front 3 Specials and Sports 4-5 Schedules and Reviews 6-16 Freebie and the Bean ... May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 The Black Windmill... May 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 Cry of the Wild ... May 10, 11, 12, 13,14, 16, 27 Scenes from a Marriage ... May 11, 12, 14, 15,31 11 Harrowhouse ... May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins... May 17,18, 20,21,22 Birth of a Legend ... May 24, 25, 26 Movie Specials The Midnight Man ... May 2 Animal Crackers ... May 19, 23, 27, 31 Our Time ... May 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 Encore Special Jeremiah Johnson ... May 27, 28, 29, 30,31 % For other movie titles and dates see pages 14 and 15 Sports Beat Major League Baseball... May 1, 7, 16, 23 World Team Tennis ... May 6, 21, 28, 30 World Professional Karate Championships ... May 10 Boxing Special... May 13, 24 All-Star Wrestling... May 19 Tennis Special... May 11,18 Greatest Sports Legends ... May 2, 5, 6 Special Presentations “Bob and Ray: The One and Only” ... May 11, 29 “Nana,” a five part drama ... May 13, 20, 27, .. June 3, 10 ProfessorMoffetSdence Workshop... May 11,13,16,18,20,23, •25, 27, 30 Indy on a Shoestring ... May 25, 30 The Artist's Eye ... Venture ... Celebration! Children’s Programs... ♦Something Special..-Award-winning shorts “Coming in June The Odessa File ... Open Season ... Plus other current films, uncut and uninterrupted ... Live Sporting Events X OFFICE ^HIGHLIGHTS Movie Premieres Up Front Anyone believing the bromide about rules being made to be broken might be confused by what happened to Scenes from a Marriage, which premieres on Home Box Office this month. Starring Liv Ullmann, Erland Joseph son and Bibi Andersson, written, produced and directed by Ingmar Bergman, the film has drawn extravagant critical acclaim. The National Society of Rim Critics bestowed its Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay accolades. But controversy raged when the Motion Picture Academy disqualified it under the rules for the annual Oscars. The reason: Scenes from a Marriage originally was a six-part Swedish television series. Although reshaped into a monumental theatrical feature, the Academy resisted all attempt to nominate it Now presented by HBO, the theatrical version is the latest in a lengthening catalog of Liv Ullmann appearances on the pay TV network: The Emigrants, The New Land, Lost Horizon, Zandy’s Bride, The Abdication, all enhancing the Ullmann image in the past 13 months Bom in Tokyo where her father was a civil engineer, Liv spent most of World War II in Toronto, returning to her native Norway after her father died and the German occupation of her homeland ended. Beginning her career on the stage at 17, she has had her most marked successes in films directed by Bergman. The film will be presented at times during its run both with dubbed English dialog and with subtitles to translate the original Swedish sound track. A Memorable Month—Scenes highlights what shapes up as a most unusual HBO movie month. In addition to more conventional Holly-wood-variety films, the schedule includes Animal Crackers, second feature ever made by the Marx Brothers, Cry of the Wild, a most unusual animal documentary, and Jeremiah Johnson, a picture first seen on HBO in November 1973 but being brought back on the crest of a tremendously successful theatrical revival. Milestones—Two events affecting HBO’s future development deserve passing mention here. □ In mid/April, the pay TV network signed on its 100,000th subscriber. □ On April 11, HBO announced plans to expand the network from the Northeast into other areas via orbiting domestic satellite. HBO later this year expects to be feeding its programs to earth stations in Florida and during 1976 into other parts of the country. First to commit to installation of earth (receiving) stations are two major cable TV operators, UA-Columbia Cablevi-sion and American Television and Communications.





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