Liz Taylor on TV this week
The movie star's life and career is remembered this week on Television.
“Elizabeth Taylor: A Look Back” 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, REELZ; Celebration of the life and career of the actress spotlights her contribution to movies and her extraordinary humanitarian efforts.
“Movie: Secret Ceremony” *** (1968) 11 p.m., Friday, TCM; (R) Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow. A girl looks like a London hooker's late daughter, while the hooker looks like the girl's late mother.
“Movie: Raintree County” *** (1957) 9 p.m., Monday, TCM; Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor. A New Orleans belle lures a man away from his sweetheart and into marriage during the Civil War.
“Movie: National Velvet” **** (1944) 4:30 a.m., Saturday, TCM; (G) Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor. An English girl's dream of racing her horse in the Grand National thunders to reality with the help of a former jockey.
“Movie: Conspirator” ** (1949) 7 a.m., Sunday, TCM; Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor. A British major is ordered to kill his young American bride who knows he's a Communist spy.
“Movie: Father's Little Dividend” *** (1951) 10:15 a.m., Sunday, TCM; Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett. Father hears Daughter is pregnant in this sequel to “Father of the Bride.”
“Movie: Raintree County” *** (1957) 11:45 a.m., Sunday, TCM; Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor. A New Orleans belle lures a man away from his sweetheart and into marriage during the Civil War.
“Movie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” *** (1958) 3 p.m., Sunday, TCM; Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman. Two brothers, one an alcoholic who resents his devoted wife, visit their dying millionaire father in the South.
“Movie: BUtterfield 8” ** (1960) 5 p.m., Sunday, TCM; Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey. A Manhattan call girl has a tragic affair with a rich married man.
“Movie: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” **** (1966) 7 p.m., Sunday, TCM; Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton. A professor and his wife drink and verbally assault each other in front of a younger couple, their dinner guests.
“Movie: Giant” **** (1956) 9:30 p.m., Sunday, TCM; (G) Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson. A cattleman and his spoiled wife watch an upstart oilman try to take over Texas.
“Movie: Ivanhoe” *** (1952) 1 a.m., Sunday, TCM; Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor. Back from a Crusade, the knight hero of Sir Walter Scott's novel fights for courtly love and Saxon honor.
-- Compiled by Ed Stockly
Photo: Elizabeth Taylor, center, followed by Richard Burton. Los Angeles Times.