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Movies: “Charade” Highlights Christmas Releases

Dec. 13, 1963 - The annual avalanche of holiday films has begun to roll into New York’s motion picture theaters. “Charade,” with the Radio City Music Hall’s stage show, started the seasonal series of major releases early in December, with a highly successful opening week at the city’s largest theater. It joined a select group of pre-holiday hits that have attracted large audiences — “Tom Jones” at Cinema I; “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” with reserved seats, at the Warner; and “Cleopatra,” also on a two-a-day schedule at the Rivoli. This week, “The Cardinal” opened its reserved-seat run at the DeMille as the only new advanced-price attraction planned for December. Next week will see several more new features, including Elia Kazan’s autobiographical “America America” and “The Victors,” a World War II drama from Columbia. A third major dramatic entry is “Love with the Proper Stranger,” with Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen. This will be one of five films arriving Christmas day. The others are the Frank Sinatra Western, “Four for Texas”; the Doris Day-James Garner comedy, “Move Over, Darling”; “Who’s Been Sleeping in my Bed?”, the film debut of television’s Carol Burnett; and “The Best of Cinerama.”


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