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This is the schedule for a retrospective on films of the 1940s on weekends July 21-Sept. 9 at the American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.

Saturday, July 21

2 p.m.

CITIZEN KANE

RKO, 1941, 119 mins. Directed by Orson Welles. With Welles, Joseph Cotten. Although he was in his 20s and had no filmmaking experience, Welles was given creative control by RKO unprecedented in Hollywood history.

4:15 p.m.

CASABLANCA

Warner Bros., 1942, 102 mins. Directed by Michael Curtiz. With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. "I stick my neck out for nobody," says hard-boiled nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Bogart) in the beginning of Casablanca. Rick's conversion from embittered outsider to self-sacrificing hero perfectly mirrored America's reluctant but determined entry into World War II.

Sunday, July 22

1 p.m.

TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH

Fox, 1949, 132 mins. Directed by Henry King. With Gregory Peck. The psychological strain of combat is examined in this dark drama about an experienced commander trying to raise the morale of a beleaguered bomber squadron.

3:30 p.m.

SINCE YOU WENT AWAY

MGM, 1944, 172 mins. Directed by John Cromwell. With Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple. Based on a Ladies' Home Journal series of articles, "Letters to a Soldier From His Wife," this sentimental David O. Selznick epic was Hollywood's ultimate wartime woman's film, focusing on the home-front life of a mother and her daughters.

Saturday, July 28

2 p.m.

TO BE OR NOT TO BE

United Artists, 1942, 90 mins. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. With Carole Lombard, Jack Benny. German emigr

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