LORD LOVE A DUCK
1966, Park Circus/MGM, 105 min, Dir: George Axelrod

Overgrown teenage outcast Roddy McDowall becomes fast friends and protector of cheerleader Tuesday Weld in this jaw-dropping, incredibly subversive black comedy. Lola Albright is Weld’s alcoholic cocktail-waitress mom, Harvey Korman the puffed-up high school principal, Martin Gabel the Sam Arkoff-inspired exploitation auteur - and Ruth Gordon the poisonously sarcastic mother-in-law addicted to yogurt and Stingers. Features one of the grooviest 1960s soundtracks ever, courtesy of the legendary Neal Hefti.


ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA Extended Director's Cut
1984, Warner Bros., 251 min, Italy, USA, Dir: Sergio Leone

Childhood friends Robert De Niro and James Woods rise to power as New York gangsters during the glory years of Prohibition, only to lose their souls in the process. Leone’s final masterpiece features Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams, Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Danny Aiello and William Forsythe, as well as the film debut of Jennifer Connelly.


A SAFE PLACE
1971, Sony Pictures Repertory, 89 min, USA, Dir: Henry Jaglom

In Henry Jaglom’s directorial debut, Tuesday Weld is superb as a troubled flower child in New York City being pulled between two very different men (played by Jack Nicholson and the Firesign Theatre’s Phil Proctor) and seeking refuge in soothing memories (like that of magician Orson Welles).


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