TCM is planning a war-movie marathon

May 17, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable television network TCM says it plans to observe Memorial Day weekend by screening 72 hours of classic war films.

TCM also has scheduled a Memorial Day tribute to Oscar winner Clint Eastwood, featuring a 24-hour marathon of some of his most popular films, as well as the world television premiere of "The Eastwood Factor," an all-new, feature-length documentary narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and produced, written and directed by Richard Schickel.

The roster of war movies airing on TCM May 28-30 includes "The Lost Patrol," "Stalag 17," "Sergeant York," "The Great Escape," The Bridge on the River Kwai," "The Best Years of Our Lives," "The Dirty Dozen" and "Mister Roberts."

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