And If You Win, An Angel Gets His Wings

Some classic movies Variety would like to see on CD-ROM:

* “The Maltese Falcon”: Each of the characters can outwit Sam Spade and get away with the black bird.

* “The Bridge Over the River Kwai”: The player is either one of the prisoners racing to build the bridge, one of the commandos racing to blow it up, or one of the Japanese racing to win the consumer electronics war.

* “It’s A Wonderful Life”: Tour the quaint village of Bedford Falls or the sin city of Pottersville, depending upon whether George Bailey lives or dies.

* “North by Northwest”: The player pursues Cary Grant in a cropduster and tries to throw him off Mount Rushmore.

* “A Place in the Sun”: The player gets to take the place of Montgomery Clift and scheme ways in which to enjoy the favors of both Shelley Winters and Elizabeth Taylor. One wrong step and it’s the electric chair.

* “The Lost Weekend”: The player, an alcoholic, tries to find the bottles of booze hidden in the apartment.

* “The Three Faces of Eve”: A role-playing game.

* “The Seventh Seal”: Play chess with Death.

* “Apocalypse Now”: Object is to get up the river and terminate Kurtz before he can terminate you. Advances are rewarded with video clips of actual battle scenes and massacres. Wrong turns lead to endless interviews with Francis Ford Coppola and Dennis Hopper.

* “Cabin Boy”: Player gets to second-guess Disney studio execs and turn a flop into a box office smash.

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