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onday, May 11
The Hucksters (1947)
“Gable’s new star is Deborah Kerr” was the tag line for this exposé of Madison Avenue, in which the Scottish actress made her American film debut opposite Clark Gable. 8 p.m., TCM

Tuesday
The Abyss (1989)
Oscar-winning special effects and a strong performance by Ed Harris mark this underwater sci-fi epic from Titanic director James Cameron. 8 p.m., FMC

Wednesday
MacArthur (1977)
Gregory Peck was nominated for a Golden Globe for his turn as Douglas MacArthur, the controversial general who oversaw the Allied occupation of Japan and famously defied Harry Truman. 9:45 a.m., AMC
 
Thursday
Eraserhead (1977)
Digitally remastered, director David Lynch’s debut film is a ­disturbing, surrealistic nightmare about a factory worker saddled with a mutant offspring in an industrial wasteland. 10 p.m., Sundance

Friday
Blue Denim (1959)
Daring in its day, this film version of a Broadway play about teenage pregnancy still had to have a different ending to meet Hollywood’s standards. Carol Lynley and Brandon De Wilde star. 6:15 a.m., AMC

Saturday
The Best Man (1964)
Adapted by Gore Vidal from his own play, this drama about the race for a presidential nomination is still trenchant. With Cliff Robertson and Henry Fonda. Noon, TCM

Sunday
Far From Heaven (2002)
Julianne Moore received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance as a 1950s housewife whose idyllic life begins unraveling when she discovers her husband (Dennis Quaid) is gay. 2:15 p.m., IFC

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