JERICHO, N.Y., April 15, 2002 – Spring fever is in the air on AMC, Saturday, April 20, during the "April Fools in Love" festival, a line-up of four romantic comedies about couples caught in love's embrace, including Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in THE GRASS IS GREENER, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Warren Beatty and Julie Christie in HEAVEN CAN WAIT, and Brad Pitt and Elizabeth McGovern in THE FAVOR.
The festival begins at 2:00 PM (ET) with THE GRASS IS GREENER (1960), a sophisticated drawing room comedy about jealousy and adultery. An aristocratic English couple (Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr) are forced to open their grand estate to tourists. They get more than they bargained for when seductive American millionaire Charles Delacro (Robert Mitchum) and outrageous Hattie Durant (Jean Simmons) show up.
Next, at 4:00 PM (ET), free spirit Corie (Jane Fonda) and ambitious young attorney Paul (Robert Redford) are seemingly mismatched newlyweds in New York in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (1967), based on Neil Simon's play. If they can survive the five-flight walk-up and the crazy neighbor upstairs (Charles Boyer), they've got it made. Mildred Natwick, as Fonda's mom, garnered an Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
In HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1978), airing at 6:00 PM (ET), Warren Beatty is Joe Pendleton, a star Los Angeles Rams quarterback who dies before his time. He falls in love with Betty Logan (Julie Christie) when he's placed into the body of recently murdered millionaire Leo Farnsworth. But Farnsworth's wife and accountant, portrayed by Dyan Cannon and Charles Grodin, try to kill him all over again. James Mason and Jack Warden co-star. Nominated for nine Academy Awards® – including Best Picture, Cannon for Best Supporting Actress, and Beatty for Best Actor, Best Director (with Buck Henry) and Best Screenplay (with Elaine May) – the film won for Best Set Decoration.
The "April Fools in Love" festival concludes at 8:00 PM (ET) with THE FAVOR (1994). Kathy Whiting (Harley Jane Kozak) is in love with her husband, Peter (Bill Pullman), but she can't stop thinking about her old college boyfriend Tom (Ken Wahl). So she asks best friend Emily (Elizabeth McGovern) – who is dating Peter (Brad Pitt) – to sleep with Tom and tell her what it's like. What seems like a harmless favor creates trouble for everyone.
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