Erin Richter
March 22, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

He may be a believer, but don’t expect Henry Winkler, executive producer of the supernatural TV series Sightings, to rent otherworldly titles other than his own show’s compilation tapes — The UFO Report, The Psychic Experience, and The Ghost Report — which land on video shelves this month. Happy Days‘ erstwhile Fonzie prefers more tangible classics. ”There’s nothing dated about these films,” he says. ”They’re great stories with humor and tension. Many recent films just leave me cold.”

THE STING (1973, MCA/Universal)
”This holds up unbelievably well. If you walk through the room when somebody’s watching it, you get immediately hooked. It’s like The Godfather — no matter where you come in, you have to watch it till the end.”

THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963, MGM/UA)
”I saw it in high school, and it’s still one of my favorite adventure movies. Unlike today’s films that are simply filled with pyrotechnics, it has characters that you care about. You really root for them.”

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940, MGM/UA)
”A great romance with great comedy. You talk about carrying an attitude — Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant let each other have it but good.”

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