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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, Aug. 23

A Place in the Sun

Montgomery Clift plays a man caught between a girl who works in a factory and a beautiful socialite. Elizabeth Taylor co-stars in the adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy. (1951) 1:45 p.m., TCM

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Tuesday

Patton

Ideally cast, George C. Scott gives a towering performance as Gen. George S. Patton, the brilliant but volatile World War II commander. (1970) 3 p.m., FMC

Wednesday

Breaker Morant

During the Second Boer War, three Australian officers are court-martialed for the murders of prisoners. Edward Woodward plays the title role. (1980) 2:45 p.m., IFC

Thursday

Inglourious Basterds

A team of Nazi-hunting Jewish-American soldiers crosses paths with a young theater owner plotting to kill the German high command. Brad Pitt stars in Quentin Tarantino’s war epic. (2009) 8 p.m., Showtime

Friday

The Big Chill

A funeral reunites a group of college friends in this comedy-drama featuring Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, and a soundtrack of Motown hits. (1983) 4:10 p.m., Encore

Saturday

Rio Bravo

This classic Western stars John Wayne as the sheriff of a small town besieged by hired guns who has only an alcoholic deputy and a young gunfighter to help him. With Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson. (1959) 3 p.m., AMC

Sunday

12 Angry Men

Sidney Lumet directed the taut film version of Reginald Rose’s teleplay about a jury deliberating a murder case. Henry Fonda stars in the National Film Registry selection. (1957) 10 p.m., TCM

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