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Movies on TV this week

Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, Aug. 17
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
A struggling New York artist is inspired by a mysterious girl in this splendidly produced romantic fantasy. Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones star. 8 p.m., TCM

Tuesday
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
During World War II, a Marine and a nun are stranded on a South Pacific island. Starring Deborah Kerr, who was nominated for an Oscar, and Robert Mitchum. 11:30 a.m., FMC

Wednesday
Lonesome Dove (1989)
Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones star in the acclaimed TV miniseries adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel about the adventures of two ex-Texas Rangers. 8 p.m., AMC

Thursday
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Classic Ernst Lubitsch comedy, starring Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins as a pair of high-class thieves whose plans are disrupted by romantic ­complications. With Kay Francis. 9:45 p.m., TCM

Friday
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Buoyed by the chemistry of Paul Newman and Robert Redford in the title roles, this Western won four Oscars and a place in the National Film Registry. 1:30 p.m., AMC

Saturday
Throne of Blood (1957)

Director Akira Kurosawa transplants Shakespeare’s Macbeth to medieval Japan, where a samurai (Toshiro Mifune) is driven to seize power by his ambitious wife. 8 a.m., IFC

Sunday
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Steve McQueen received his only Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as a rebellious seaman aboard a U.S. gunboat patrolling the Yangtze River in 1926. 8 p.m., FMC 

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