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Sense-and-Sensibility-emma-thompsonEmma Thompson won an Academy Award for her screenplay of this 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s story of two sisters dealing with their father’s death in late-1800s England. Kate Winslet and Thompson play the Dashwood sisters, while Hugh Grant and the late Alan Rickman play their suitors. Directed by Ang Lee. 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, on TCM.

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meetmeinstlouisWhat’s not to love about Vincente Minnelli’s 1944 musical that follows the lives of the Smith family the year before the 1904 World’s Fair? You’ve got Margaret O’Brien, Marjorie Main and June Lockhart, plus the Christmas section of the film, featuring Judy Garland singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” It may be overly sentimental, but still a joy to watch. 10:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, on TCM.

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1776-4“It’s hot as hell in Philadel-phia.” Spend part of your holiday watching this great 1972 film adaptation of the Broadway musical (by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards) about the events leading up to July 4, 1776. Yes, it’s a musical, but it’s a ton of fun and features a stirring lead performance by William Daniels as John Adams. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4, on TCM.

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William Daniels, Howard Da Silva and Ken Howard in “1776”

“It’s hot as hell in Philadel-phia.” Spend part of your holiday watching this great 1972 film adaptation of the Broadway musical (by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards) about the events leading up to July 4, 1776. Yes, it’s a musical, but it’s a ton of fun and features a stirring lead performance by William Daniels as John Adams. 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 4, on TCM.

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The Haunting

“And whatever walked there … walked alone.” So begins Robert Wise’s creepy 1963 film adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House” (beware the awful 1999 remake). No “Saw”-like contraptions or buckets of gore here. It’s simply the tale of a group of people (with Julie Harris a standout) staying in a haunted New England house with some very unsettling results. All filmed in glorious black and white. For maximum effect, watch it at night, with the drapes closed … and the doors locked.

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