Cinema 15

Cinema 15 airs Saturdays at 8 p.m. and explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films of their careers.

January Schedule

1/7 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Con artist Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) is a longtime resident of a luxurious coastal resort, where he enjoys the fruits of his deceptions -- that is, until a competitor, Freddy Benson (Steve Martin), shows up. When the new guy's lowbrow tactics impinge on his own work, Jamieson resolves to get rid of him. Confident of his own duplicitous talents, Jamieson challenges Benson to a winner-takes-all competition: whoever swindles their latest mark first can stay, while the other must leave town.

1/14 It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The story begins during a massive traffic jam, caused by reckless driver Smiler Grogan (Jimmy Durante), who, before kicking the bucket, cryptically tells the assembled drivers that he's buried a fortune in stolen loot, under the Big W. All of the motorists set out to find the fortune.

1/21 Some Like It Hot
After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

1/28 Spaceballs
In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called "Perri-Air." In desperation, Spaceball's leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegade space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy).

Cinema 15 Classics

Watch Cinema 15 Classics on WHRO TV 15 on Thursdays at 9 p.m. or stream them online with WHRO Passport — commercial free.

January Schedule

Thursday 1/5  Father's Little Dividend
(1951) A doting father (Spencer Tracy) faces a series of comic trials when his newlwed daughter (Elizabeth Taylor) announces she is expecting her first child. The family comedy also stars Joan Bennett and Don Taylor.

Thursday 1/12 My Dear Secretary
(1948) Womanizing novelist (Kirk Douglas) hires a pretty would-be writer as his new secretary (Laraine Day). She soon turns the tables when she finds success in this comedy that also stars Keenan Wynn.

Thursday 1/19 Cyrano De Bergerac
(1950) Cyrano (Jose Ferrer in an Oscar-winning performance) is admired by his men for his courage, swordsmanship and mighty wit but he is hopelessly lost in love and unable to profess his feelings to the beautiful Roxane out of fear he will be rejected because of his appearance.

Thursday 1/26 The Man with the Golden Arm
(1955) Frank Sinatra stars as card shark fighting to curb his heroin addiction. When his former employer and old drug dealer re-enter his life, Frankie finds himself tempted by his old habits. Directed by Otto Preminger, this drama also stars Kim Novak.