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Cary Grant in a classic moment from Alfred Hitchcock's "North By Northwest" (1959), to be shown in Cinemark Theaters on April 2 and 5.

From “The Princess Bride” to “North By Northwest” to “The Karate Kid” to “To Kill a Mockingbird,” many classic films will be playing in local theaters over the next few weeks.

“5 Fingers” (1952, b/w). James Mason is terrific in this true World War II story as a Nazi spy who works as a valet for the British ambassador to Turkey, photographing and passing along top-secret documents through an intermediary. (Friday, March 10, 7 p.m., free, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo)

“The Quiet Man” (1952). John Ford’s variation on “The Taming of the Shrew” is gorgeously filmed in Technicolor on location in Ireland, with stoic John Wayne and fiery Maureen O’Hara engaged in a rough-and-tumble romance. And grand fun it is. (Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m., and Wednesday, March 15, 2 and 7 p.m., Cinemark Theatres)

“Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1969, G). This musical remake of the 1939 classic (based on James Hilton’s novel) stars Peter O’Toole as the stodgy titular teacher whose marriage to a former dance-hall singer (Petula Clark) brings him out of his shell. It has good performances, but is overlong, with unmemorable songs. (Tuesday, March 14, 10 a.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem)

“The Princess Bride” (1987, PG). This hilarious lampoon of fairy tales works as an exciting adventure, a tender romance and a hilarious comedy, with a great cast, three of whom — Cary Elwes, Wallace Shawn and Chris Sarandon — will be in Salt Lake City for the FanX convention, hence these two downtown screenings. (Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, 9 p.m., Megaplex Gateway Theatres)

“The Fighting Seabees” (1944, b/w). This is a fictionalized but action-filled World War II story about the creation of the Navy’s “Seabees” unit, or “Construction Battalion” (CBs, get it?), which built airstrips in the Pacific. John Wayne is a construction boss clashing with officer Dennis O’Keefe, and both love reporter Susan Hayward. (Tuesday, March 21, 10 a.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem)

“The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946, b/w). Three veterans return home from World War II, all damaged in different ways — a young sailor lost his forearms (Harold Russell), an aging sergeant has become an alcoholic and a blue-collar captain (Dana Andrews) has no job prospects and a cheating wife (Virginia Mayo). Myrna Loy co-stars. One of the greatest of all American films and the winner of seven Oscars. (Wednesday, March 22, 2 p.m., free, Salt Lake City Library)

“Adventures of Don Juan” (1948). Errol Flynn stars as the titular 17th-century Spanish serial romancer in this semi-comic Technicolor swashbuckler. Flynn’s last big-budget adventure has terrific action scenes and he has a great time ribbing his image. (Friday, March 24, 7 p.m., free, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo)

“The Karate Kid” (1984, PG). A teen (Ralph Macchio) transplanted from New Jersey to Southern California becomes a target for bullying until he learns karate — and some life lessons — from a mild-mannered elderly gardener named Miyagi (Oscar-nominated Pat Morita). (Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m., and Wednesday, March 29, 2 and 7 p.m., Cinemark Theatres)

“How the West Was Won” (1962). This Cinerama classic about the settling of the 19th-century West covers several decades of overlapping stories and really needs to be experienced on the big screen to achieve its full effect, especially in its riveting action sequences. The all-star cast includes Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Robert Preston and Richard Widmark. (Tuesday, March 28, 10 a.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem)

“North By Northwest” (1959). One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most entertaining thrillers is this quintessential innocent-man-on-the-run yarn, with Cary Grant mistaken as a spy, causing him to be pursued on a train, chased in a cornfield by a deadly crop-duster and ultimately trapped on Mount Rushmore. This is a Turner Classic Movies/Fathom Events presentation. (Sunday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 5, 2 and 7 p.m., Cinemark Theatres)

“It Happened One Night” (1934, b/w). The first film to win all five top Oscars (best picture, director, actress, actor and screenplay) is one of Frank Capra’s most charming and funny romantic comedies, as down-on-his-luck reporter Clark Gable spots runaway heiress Claudette Colbert and decides to make his name with her story … until they fall in love, of course. (Tuesday, April 4, 10 a.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem)

“Clue” (1985, PG). This is a frantic ensemble farce based on the popular whodunit board game with Christopher Lloyd as Professor Plum, Martin Mull as Col. Mustard, Madeline Kahn as Mrs. White, etc. Tim Curry is best as the butler in this gimmick flick with three different endings. (Sunday, April 9, 2 p.m., and Wednesday, April 12, 2 and 7 p.m., Cinemark Theatres)

“Notorious” (1946, b/w). Alfred Hitchcock’s romantic spy melodrama is one of his sharpest features, with Ingrid Berman recruited by agent Cary Grant to infiltrate a secret Nazi organization. Despite reservations, they fall in love, but when she agrees to marry a top Nazi (Claude Rains), Grant’s jealousy may compromise the mission. (Tuesday, April 11, 10 a.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem)

“Broadway Bill” (1934, b/w). Warner Baxter stars in this whimsical Frank Capra comedy-drama as an unhappy factory worker who quits and pursues his dream of racing horses, which displeases his shrewish wife but delights his supportive sister-in-law (Myrna Loy). (Wednesday, April 12, 2 p.m., free, Salt Lake City Library)

“To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962, b/w). This is one of those rare films that doesn’t seem to age, with a superb Oscar-winning performance by Gregory Peck at its center, a story of race that is as relevant today as in 1962, and an unusual example of a great book made into an equally great movie. (Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden)

“The King of Kings” (1927, b/w and color). This still-powerful silent epic by Cecil B. DeMille retells the story of the Christ with great reverence, as well as fine performances and lavish trappings. The Resurrection sequence is in two-color Technicolor. Live organ accompaniment will be by Blaine Gale. (Friday, April 14, 7 p.m., free, Harold B, Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo)

“Aliens” (1986, R for violence, language). This sequel to “Alien” eschews the first film’s horror motif and goes for action, delivering a thrill-a-minute ride as Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) reluctantly returns to the planet with those drooling monsters. (Friday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden)

“Strategic Air Command” (1955). This is a fictionalized but fact-based story of a baseball player (James Stewart) who is recalled as an Air Force pilot during the Cold War. It is a little slow in starting but eventually delivers, with kudos for its portrayal of how difficult Strategic Air Command could be on an officer’s family. June Allyson co-stars. (Tuesday, April 18, 10 a.m., SCERA Center For the Arts, Orem)

“The Graduate” (1967, PG). Mike Nichols won an Oscar for his artful direction of this classic comedy-drama about a hopelessly naïve college graduate (Dustin Hoffman) seduced by an older woman (Anne Bancroft), leading to tragic consequences. Hoffman, Bancroft and Katharine Ross were all Oscar-nominated. This is a Turner Classic Movies/Fathom Events presentation. (Sunday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 26, 2 and 7 p.m., Cinemark Theatres)

“How Green Was My Valley” (1941, b/w). This is a beautifully realized adaptation of the beloved Richard Llewellyn novel by filmmaker John Ford, about the hard life of 19th-century Welsh miners. It has a great ensemble cast but Maureen O’Hara stands out. It is the winner of five Oscars, including best picture. (Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem)

“Roman Holiday” (1953, b/w). A cloistered princess (Audrey Hepburn) touring Rome runs away and tries to pass as a commoner, but a reporter (Gregory Peck) recognizes her and sees a story. This bright romantic comedy gave Hepburn her first starring role, for which she won the best actress Oscar. (Wednesday, April 26, 2 p.m., free, Salt Lake City Library)