Explore the work of legendary actors and actresses in some of their greatest cinema classics with the Public Television Feature Film Collection. These films, presented without interruption on CPTV and CPTV Spirit, feature an array of noteworthy performances.

Films airing in April 2023 include:

The Man in the White Suit

Chemist Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) is at a crossroads in his career. He’s been trying to invent a long-lasting clothing fiber, but his unreasonable demands for high-end equipment have gotten him fired from job after job. Finally, Sidney creates a white suit that is impervious to the elements — it cannot stain or wrinkle. At first he is celebrated as a hero but, soon enough, the clothing manufacturers realize that the perfect suit is actually very bad for business.

  • Saturday, April 1 at 9 p.m. on CPTV
  • Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. on CPTV
  • Friday, April 14 at 9 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
  • Saturday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit

The Greatest Story Ever Told

From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ (Max von Sydow) is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ’s life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King Herod (Claude Rains) ; Christ’s baptism by John the Baptist (Charlton Heston) ; and the betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper that eventually leads to Christ’s crucifixion and miraculous return.

  • Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
  • Saturday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
  • Saturday, April 8 at 9 p.m. on CPTV
  • Sunday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. on CPTV

The Manchurian Candidate

Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra), finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with fellow soldier Allen Melvin (James Edwards), races to uncover a terrible plot.

  • Saturday, April 22 at 9 p.m. on CPTV
  • Friday, April 28 at 9 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
  • Saturday, April 29 at 6 p.m. on CPTV Spirit

Sweet Smell of Success

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can’t control is his younger sister, Susan (Susan Harrison), who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas (Marty Milner). Hunsecker strongly disapproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

  • Saturday, April 15 at 9 p.m. on CPTV

Yours, Mine and Ours

Navy officer Frank Beardsley (Henry Fonda) is struggling to raise his 10 children in the wake of his wife’s death. Frank soon begins dating Helen North (Lucille Ball), a widowed nurse with eight children of her own. After learning of their similar situations, the two are reluctant to pursue a relationship. But with the help of a mutual friend, Darrel Harrison (Van Johnson), the two eventually fall in love and must decide about forming one big, unconventional family.

  • Friday, April 21 at 9 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
  • Saturday, April 22 at 6 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
  • Saturday, April 29 at 9 p.m. on CPTV