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The Films of George Roy Hill on TCM

By November 30, 2012

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The StingNext Tuesday Dec. 4th, Turner Classic Movies will spend the evening hours presenting the work of director George Roy Hill.

The night starts off with Hill's directing debut, Period of Adjustment (1962), an adaptation of the Tennessee Williams novel that starred Jane Fonda as a young wife dealing with her husband's inability to perform. Co-starring Jim Hutton as her anxiety-ridden new spouse, the lighthearted dramedy was an auspicious debut for Hill.

Next on the schedule is Hill's seminal caper comedy, The Sting (1973), which starred Robert Redford as a young grifter who enlists a washed-up con artist (Paul Newman) to help exact revenge on an Irish mobster (Robert Shaw) for the murder of a friend. A giant box office hit and winner of seven Academy Awards, The Sting was the director's most successful film.

Following that, TCM will air The World of Henry Orient (1964), which starred Peter Sellers as a womanizing concert pianist who attracts the amorous attention of two preteen girls, and Toys in the Attic (1963), a melodrama about jealousy and obsession between siblings starring Dean Martin and Geraldine Page.

What's On Tonight: Directed by George Roy Hill will air at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Movie poster for 'The Sting' (1973)/Universal Studios

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