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Classic war-time drama which has been mis-quoted for decades. During World War II former lovers Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilse (Ingrid Bergman) are reunited by chance in Casablanca, where he runs a nightclub and she, with her husband (Paul Henreid), is working for the French Resistance. Recriminations, rekindled desires and patriotic duty battle for primacy as Ilse's husband tries to outwit the local Nazis and escape from Morocco, whilst Rick and Ilse re-kindle their love and decide to run away together...
Following 'Lawrence of Arabia' (1962), director David Lean continued his epic phase with this adaptation of Boris Pasternak's novel. During World War One, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) studies to become a doctor in Moscow. He marries his childhood sweetheart Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin), but is attracted to dressmaker's daughter Lara (Julie Christie), herself engaged to young revolutionary Pasha (Tom Courtenay). Lara is also conducting an affair with government official Komarovsky (Rod Steiger). Yuri and Lara's paths cross again in the aftermath of the Bolshevik revolution, and the two begin a passionate affair.
Classic comedy about two 13-year-old identical twins (both played by Hayley Mills), who meet for the very first time in summer camp. They soon learn that they were separated at a very early age when their parents Mitch (Brian Keith) and Margaret (Maureen O'Hara) divorced. On a lark, the twins switch places: the one living with Keith goes back home with O'Hara, and vice versa. Keith is planning to remarry the 'wrong woman', vituperative Vicky (Joanna Barnes). The twins conspire to reunite their parents, but the road to reconciliation is rough indeed.
The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him-except Peck, the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defence costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.
Peter Weller stars in this (now cult) sci-fi/fantasy film which satirizes generic conventions. Weller plays Banzai the multipurpose hero who crashes into a mountain upsetting the evil Doctor Lizardo's (John Lithgow) plans for nuclear war and world domination by releasing some Black Lectoids from Planet 10. Only Banzai can save the world, and he has to enlist the help of a New Jersey cowboy/brain surgeon (Jeff Goldblum).
The mission is clear. Get in. Get the general. Get out.
Commandos charged with freeing a U.S. general from an Alpine fortress should also be told to trust nothing – including the search-and-rescue orders just issued.
Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood go Where Eagles Dare in this twisty World War II thriller written by action master Alistair MacLean.
Four Italian-Americans from New York's lower East Side hang around at a local bar. Charlie (Harvey Keitel), the most responsible of the group, tries to protect his girlfriend's cousin Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro) from the local debt collectors, but his young charge seems determined to live fast and die young. Heavily influenced by the French New Wave, 'Mean Streets' provided the first high-profile success for director Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro.
David Lean's lush, Oscar-winning biopic stars Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence, the Oxford-educated British army officer who aided the Arabs in their revolt against the Turks. Teaming up with Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence crosses a desert (considered uncrossable) in order to join two separate Arab tribes together as a single fighting force. Aiming to achieve Arab sovereignty, he wins a series of military victories but always keeps his eye on the larger picture, doing his best to prevent the subjection of the Arabs to British colonial rule. The film won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.
Adapted from Reginald Rose's television play, this film marked the directing debut of Sidney Lumet. At the end of a murder trial in New York City, the twelve jurors retire to consider the verdict. The man in the dock is a young Puerto Rican accused of killing his father, and eleven of the twelve jurors do not hesitate in finding him guilty. However, one of the jurors (Henry Fonda), reluctant to send the youngster to his death without any debate, returns a vote of not guilty. From this single event, the jurors begin to re-evaluate the case, as they look at the murder - and themselves - in a fresh light.
Classic John Ford collection begins with 'My Darling Clementine' (1946), a classic paean to the Old West. Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) and his brothers Virgil (Tim Holt) and Morgan (Ward Bond) head for a peaceful ranching life in California, but tragedy strikes and makes Wyatt take up the Sheriff's badge again in the town of Tombstone - home to Doc Holliday (Victor Mature) and the notorious Clanton Boys. It isn't long before the Earps, Holliday and the Clantons face off in the most famous gunfight in history - at the OK Corral. Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel 'The Grapes Of Wrath' (1940), follows the traumatic journey made by the Joads, a dispossesed Oklahoma family who head towards California to begin a new life. Henry Fonda stars as Tom Joad, struggling against the forces of nature and the Depression to set down roots for the future. In 'The Horse Soldiers' (1959), John Wayne plays hardbitten Union Cavalry Colonel Marlowe, who teams up with a pacifist doctor (William Holden) in this Civil War western.Together with a feisty Southern belle (Constance Towers), the pair lead a cavalry patrol on a mission 300 miles into Confederate territory, in an attempt to destroy a railroad junction and choke off vital supply lines.
Hollywood legends Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons and Vivian Blaine (from the original Broadway cast) are dazzling in this masterpiece, unleashing a spectacular, song-and-dance show that's loaded with entertainment.
The slickest big-time New York City gamblers, Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, can't resist making or taking a bet on anything. So when a pretty missionary sets up shop in the neighbourhood, Nathan stakes a grand that Sky can't seduce her. But all bets are off when Sky falls madly in love in this romantic musical spectacular that sets the Big Apple afire with excitement!
Featuring hits like "Luck Be A Lady" and "A Woman in Love," this smash film version of one of Broadway's most popular musicals is guaranteed, rip-roaring five-star entertainment.
Happily-married Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) is left in New York City while his wife and child go on summer vacation. His lively imaginings of what a summer of freedom has in store seem to have some validity when a beautiful and sensuous young girl (Marilyn Monroe) moves into the sublet upstairs.
An innocent young couple is stranded at the home of a mad scientist who is building the perfect man.
The castle is filled with a most bizarre group of characters who worship their master, Dr.Frank-N-Furter, played magnificently by the fabulously sexy Tim Curry, in leather jacket, pearls, fishnet stockings, and heavy makeup.
Brad and Janet are forced to examine their own sexuality as the voluptuous doctor releases the hidden desires in each of them.
What could be better than one Hayley Mills? How about two? Hayley Mills shines again, this time playing twin daughters of a divorced couple.
The girls, who have long been separated, meet accidentally for the first time at summer. After discovering they are long-lost twin sisters, the two concoct an outrageous scheme to switch places in an effort to get their parents back together.
In her dual role, Miss Mills moves from slapstick to serious, refined to rock & roll. Her delightful performance coupled with a charming story, will capture your heart and have you doubling up with laughter!
Cult Jamaican classic starring reggae star Jimmy Cliff as Ivanhoe Martin, a country boy who comes to Kingston to make it big in the music industry. Hampered by payola and music industry corruption, Ivanhoe turns to ganja-dealing to try and make ends meet. Events spiral out of his control and he soon finds himself on the run from the police. The celebrated soundtrack is peppered with reggae classics by the likes of Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, The Melodians and Cliff himself who performs, among others, the title track and the timeless 'Many Rivers to Cross'.
We begin our journey in a prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leap millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever conceived) into colonized space, and ultimately witness astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) being whisked into uncharted realms of space, perhaps even into immortality.
'Open the pod bay doors, HAL' and let the awe and mystery of a journey unlike any other begin.
This classic drama, the debut film of director Elia Kazan, focuses on the Nolan family in their Brooklyn tenement. Young Francie Nolan (Peggy Ann Garner) comes of age at the turn of the century, while her alcoholic father (James Dunn) dreams of schemes to improve the family's fortunes and her mother (Dorothy McGuire) steadfastly manages to hold the family together. Francie dreams of greatness, and as the old tree in front of their tenement is about to be cut down, she takes her first steps towards independence.
This star-studded adaptation of the Jules Verne story, with over 40 cameo appearances, won several Oscars, including one for Best Picture. A Victorian English gentleman (David Niven) and his valet make a bet that they can circumnavigate the globe in only 80 days. They travel by almost every form of transport possible at the time, whilst being chased by an English detective who is convinced that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England. Re-made in 1988 with Pierce Brosnan and Eric Idle.
The hunt is on for seven men. Seven murderous rogues who robbed a Wells Fargo freight station of $ 20,000, killing a clerk in the process.
Ex-lawman Ben Stride is the man determined to track down those seven men, for it was his beloved wife who was murdered during the heist. During his quest, Stride encounters a struggling California-bound pioneering couple as well as an old nemesis, Masters, with whom Stride shares an uneasy alliance.
All will find themselves swept into the drama of Stride's search for frontier justice.
John Huston made his directorial debut with this classic film noir adaptation of Dashiel Hammett's novel, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. Sam Spade (Bogart) is a cynical private eye caught up in the hunt for a jewel-encrusted falcon while searching for the murderer of his partner, Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan). His fellow treasure hunters include a sinister 'little and large' act (Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet), a psychotic tearaway (Elisha Cook Jr), and the duplicitous femme fatale, Brigid O'Shaughnessy (Astor).
The French Riviera… two luminous stars (Grace Kelly, Cary Grant)… and the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, behind the camera. They all add up to one romantic, dazzling screen thriller.
Grant plays John Robie, a retired jewel thief once known as “The Cat”, who catches the eye of Frances Stevens (Kelly), a pampered, vacationing heiress. But when a new rash of gem thefts occurs amongst the luxury hotels of the spectacular French playground, it appears that “The Cat” is on the prowl once again. Is Robie truly reformed? Or is he deviously using Frances to gain access to the tempting collection of fabulous jewellery belonging to her mother (Jessie Royce Landis)?
Romantic sparks fly as the suspense builds in this glittering Hitchcock classic that nabbed an Oscar for Best Cinematography.
A special box set of all three films in The Godfather trilogy, plus 2 additional disc of bonus features.
This is Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpieces featuring Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family and Al Pacino as his son.
Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged.
She's a high school girl from the wrong side of town. He's the wealthy heartthrob who asks her to the prom.
But as fast as their romance builds, it's threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure.
A bittersweet story with an upbeat ending and a phenomenal rock score.
When the leading lady of a Broadway musical breaks her ankle, she is replaced by a young unknown actress, who becomes the star of the show.
John Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel follows the traumatic journey made by the Joads, a dispossesed Oklahoma family who head towards California to begin a new life. When Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) returns home after being released from prison, he discovers the farmlands have been destroyed by dust storms. Seeking a better future, he leaves with his mother (Jane Darwell) and the rest of the family for California. Their journey is far from easy, however, and there is no guarantee the 'promised land' will provide the life they are hoping for.
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