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(Studio) Wayne's absence at tonight's 50th anniversary presentations of Academy Awards noted; actor's Oscar for part in "True Grit" mentioned. Changes in movies this year reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Hollywood, California) Report is on strength of women's roles in films made this yr. Previous male-dominated movie roles noted; actors Wayne, Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson mentioned. Scenes from various films, include "Julia", "The Goodbye Girl", "Annie Hall", "The Turning Point" and "An Unmarried Woman" shown. [Film critic Molly HASKELL - notes movies' response to demand for more women in leading roles. Mentions "Julia" and "Turning Point."] Up for best actress award are Jane Fonda, Marsha Mason, Diane Keaton, Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft. [MacLAINE - cites meaning of part in "Turning Point" and of honor of being nominated with other best actress nominees.] Studios' efforts to get Oscar votes described. Box office success of recently released film, "An Unmarried Woman", reported.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker
- Reasoner, Harry;
- Redeker, Bill
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