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Collection of six classic films starring Elvis Presley. In 'Jailhouse Rock' (1957) Presley plays Vince Everett, a youngster sent to prison for accidentally killing a man. While behind bars he takes up music and learns to be a rock and roll singer. Eventually he attracts the attention of a beautiful record company talent scout (Judy Tyler) and the path to fame appears before him. 'Viva Las Vegas' (1963) operates as a celebration of the gambling capital of America. Presley plays Lucky Jackson, a racing driver who finds that he can't keep his mind on the Las Vegas Grand Prix after he meets a sexy swimming instructor, Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret). Lucky must fend off Count Elmo Mancini (Cesare Danova), who also has his eye on grand prix victory and Rusty. In 'Spinout' (1966) freewheeling singer and racing driver Mike McCoy (Presley) has three beautiful women competing to get him down the aisle. Cynthia Foxhugh (Shelley Fabares) is a spoiled rich kid used to getting her own way, Les (Deborah Walley) is a drummer who believes her musical inclinations may win McCoy's heart and Diana (Diane McBain) is an author seeking out the perfect man. She believes she has found him, but McCoy's determination to drive an experimental new car in a race poses a danger to the plans of all three women. In 'Speedway' (1968) racing driver Steve Grayson (Presley) owes a debt to the US government of $145,000. He decides that the only way to pay the bill is to win the Charlotte 500 race and enters, determined to triumph and to win the heart of IRS agent Susan Jack (Nancy Sinatra) in the process. In 'It Happened at the World's Fair' (1962) the livelihood of crop dusters Mike (Presley) and Danny (Gary Lockwood) is stolen away from them when a sheriff impounds their plane because of Danny's gambling debts. The pair head to the World's Fair in Seattle, where Danny tries to earn the money back playing poker and Mike ends up looking after a little girl, Sue-Lin (Vicky Tiu). Finally, 'Harum Scarum' (1965) features Presley as action movie star Johnny Tyrone, whose real life becomes adventurous when he is drugged and kidnapped by underground assassins while on a goodwill tour of the Middle East. The assassins have seen Johnny's films and want to employ him to carry out the assassination of a desert king for them. Naturally, Johnny refuses and attempts a daring escape across the desert in the company of the beautiful Princess Shalimar (Mary Ann Mobley).
The only survivor of the Nostromo's deadly encounter with the alien, Ripley's escape pod floats in space for 57 years. After being rescued, Ripley is stunned when her story is met with disbelief.
Then all communication is lost with the colonists who've settled on the alien planet. And when the Company asks Ripley to accompany a team of high-tech colonial Marines back to LV-426, she refuses. But she ultimately realises that the only way to banish her fear is to confront it head on.
Sigourney Weaver reprised her role as Ellen Ripley for one of the most compelling and critically acclaimed sequels of all time.
A black comedy starring Marlon Brando, David Niven and Shirley Jones. The action takes place in a quiet but rich part of Southern France where Lawrence Jameson also know as 'The Prince' (David Niven) has been conning countless women out of their fortunes for years until the arrival of Freddy Benson (Marlon Brando) who has been working 'cheap cons' since he left the army. As Benson and Jameson clash, it is agreed that one of them must leave. To decide who, they arrange a wager to see who can win the next woman they see and extract $25,000 from her the quickest.
Upon leaving jail, petty criminal Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) inherits a carefully planned $4,000,000 gold robbery in Italy. With the original mastermind of the plan murdered, Croker needs financial backing and finds it in Mr Bridger (Noel Coward in his last screen role), a quintessential English crime boss still incarcerated by Her Majesty's Prison Service. Bridger supplies Charlie with his own gang of bank robbers, getaway drivers and computer whizz-kids, and helps him plan the heist (during the practice runs Caine utters the infamous phrase 'you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off'), which results in the world's biggest traffic jam. The gang's getaway in red, white and blue minis is accompanied by the tune 'Getta Bloomin Move On' (aka 'Self Preservation Society') written by Quincy Jones and George Martin.
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.
Sci-fi horror directed by Steve Sekely and starring Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey and Kieron Moore. Bill Masen (Keel) lies in his hospital bed, his eyes bandaged, listening to radio reports of a meteorite shower all over the world. The next day Masen finds he can see perfectly, but all witnesses to the previous night's shower have been blinded. The meteorites carried the spores of killer plants, the Triffids, who are now wandering the streets picking off their helpless victims.
Herbert Wilcox directs this romantic drama about a love affair that breaks through the social class divide of early 20th-century Britain. Irish maid Kate O'Halloran (Anna Neagle) weds her employer's son Edward Courtney (Michael Wilding), causing a scandal among London's high society. Having been scorned by the upper class, a pregnant Kate goes home to Ireland, while Edward leaves to serve in the Boer War. Through the next four decades and another two wars their lives continue to cross paths while they go through many ups and downs, but will the family remain separated forever?
Three classic movies starring Audrey Hepburn.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Funny Face (1956)
George (Donald Pleasence) and Teresa (Francoise Dorleac) are an eccentric couple who have retreated to an island off the northeast coast of Britain, where they live in a large, dank castle. Their isolated existence is disrupted when the island is visited by two gangsters. Roman Polanski's film is bleak but comic - the overall sense of menace occasionally giving way to black humour.
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.
The past beckons in this enchanting and nostalgic tale, as the irrepressible Hayley Mills stars in a lighthearted Disney film about young love, mysterious family secrets and small-town summer nights.
When financial ruin forces the Careys to leave Boston, their teenage daughter Nancy hatches a plan to resettle them in a tiny New England hamlet, with hilariously delightful consequences for both her family and their new neighbours!
An indispensable addition to any Disney library, this timeless and wondrous adventure will thrill children of all ages for a long time to come.
A nice rest in a state mental hospital beats a stretch in the pen, right? Randle P. McMurphy, a free-spirited con with lightning in his veins and glib on his tongue, fakes insanity and moves in with what he calls the "nuts."
Immediately, his contagious sense of disorder runs up against numbing routine. No way should guys pickled on sedatives shuffle around in bathrobes when the World Series is on. This means war!
On one side is McMurphy. On the other is soft-spoken Nurse Ratchet, among the most coldly monstrous villains in film history.
At stake is the fate of every patient on the ward.
A collection of classic films starring British comic actor, Will Hay. In 'Ask A Policeman' (1939), the police force of crime-free Turnbotham Round consists of Sergeant Dudfoot (Hay) and officers Harbottle (Moore Marriott) and Albert (Graham Moffatt). When the commissioner suggests that they are no longer neccessary, they set about engineering a crime wave in the village, so that they can be seen to be solving it. Their attempts fail, until they stumble upon a genuine case of smuggling. In 'Boys Will be Boys' (1935), prison teacher Dr Smart-Alec (Hay) steps up the career ladder to become headmaster of Narkover public school, but his innate stupidity soon begins to create havoc. Will Hay dons a mortarboard on screen for the first time, in the bumbling headmaster role that was to become his trademark. In 'Oh, Mr Porter!', bungling (1937), station master William Porter (Hay) is appointed to the run down station of Buggleskelly in Ireland by the resentful Superintendent. When he charters an early morning train for a sinister one-eyed man, his staff, Harbottle (Marriott) and Albert (Moffatt) are suspicious. They investigate, and discover that arms smugglers are using a deserted railway tunnel as a base. In 'Convict 99' (1939), disgraced teacher Benjamin Twist (Hay) finds himself put in charge of a prison for hardened criminals when he is mistaken for a tough prison governor. When he celebrates by getting drunk, Twist ends up behinds bars himself. In 'Old Bones Of The River' (1938), when Professor Benjamin Tibbets (Hay) travels to Africa up river to open schools for the natives, he experiences several setbacks. His new pupils are less than receptive, and when the commander of the local base goes down with malaria he takes on his duties as well. Aided by the crew of the boat on which he arrived (Marriott and Moffatt), he sets about collecting taxes from the locals, with hilarious results. In 'Where There's a Will' (1936), alcoholic lawyer Benjamin Stubbins (Hay) is deep in debt. He finds himself being used by a gang of crooks to pull off a bank robbery, but manages to foil their scheme. In 'Good Morning Boys' (1937), the headmaster of St Michael's school Dr Benjamin Twist (Hay) finds himself in hot water after a government inspection. He is asked to resign unless he can prove that his educational methods work, and so when he comes into possession of the French paper, he does not need much coaxing before showing it to his students. The boys pass with honours, but a congratulatory trip to Paris goes awry when they and Twist inadvertently help to steal the Mona Lisa. In 'Hey! Hey! USA' (1938), Dr Benjamin Twist (Hay) is invited to act as tutor to the son of a millionaire in the United States of America, after posing as a famous professor. Twist discovers that two gangs of villains are out to kidnap his precocious young pupil, Bernie Schultz. Finally, in 'Windbag the Sailor' (1936), Ben Cutlet (Hay) is a bogus old sea dog who finds himself tricked into taking command of an unseaworthy vessel. Its owners intend to sink the ship and cash in the insurance. When Cutlet's crew mutiny, he is forced to escape with cabin boy Albert (Moffatt) and the aged Harbottle (Marriott).
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star in Arthur Penn's lauded crime drama based on the true story of outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. In the 1930s, car thief Clyde (Beatty) teams up with Bonnie (Dunaway), the daughter of one of his victims, and together they become notorious bank robbers and Depression-era folk legends. They form a gang with Clyde's brother, Buck (Gene Hackman), Buck's wife, Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and gas station employee C.W. (Michael J. Pollard). When one of their robberies goes wrong, Clyde commits a murder and, with the police hot on their trail, the gangsters find themselves constantly on the run. The film received ten Oscar nominations, winning awards for Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actress for Parsons.
Double bill of films starring Jessie Matthews. In 'The Good Companions' (1933), a group of musicians come together in the hopes of saving their careers. In 'Sailing Along' (1938), barge worker Kay (Matthews) and aspiring businessman Steve (Barry MacKay) realise their dreams and their love for one another.
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.
The rise of Nazism is spoofed in this 1940 film, in which an amnesiac Jewish barber is mistaken for the dictator of Tomania, Adenoid Hynkel (both played by Chaplin). Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie and Reginald Gardiner co-star.
Ben Hur (Charlton Heston) is a Jewish prince who falls out with his close Roman friend (Stephen Boyd) when he refuses to promote Roman rule over his people - his mother and sister are imprisoned and he is enslaved. Hur plans and achieves revenge, but finds true peace when he joins the new following of Jesus Christ. This lavish biblical epic won a record-breaking eleven Oscars and is best known for its exciting chariot race sequence.
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.
An early film version of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale. Mowgli (Sabu) is a young boy, lost in the African jungle, who is raised entirely by wolves. When he wanders into the village where he was born, Mowgli gradually acquires the power of speech as a result of meeting fellow humans. Mahala (Patricia O'Rourke) is entranced by Mowgli, and persuades him to take her deep into the jungle, where they discover the relics of an ancient civilisation. They return to Mahala's father, Buldeo (Joseph Calleia), bearing gold coins, but when Mowgli refuses to reveal where they found them, Buldeo tries to turn the village against him.
In the late 17th century, Captain Vallo, his trusty mute partner Ojo and his crew of nefarious pirates scour the Caribbean searching for ships to plunder. This light hearted action romp has everything you would expect from a pirate film; scurvy men, a big pirate vessel, swordfights and a damsel in distress!
Sister Clodagh leads a group of Anglican nuns to a remote Himalayan range of mountains, there to set up a mission in an abandoned harem.
This is her first position of authority and she finds both her physical and her spiritual limits being taxed as she has to maintian order and discipline in a claustrophobically hostile environment.
Slowly but surely, however, the privations and hardship they must endure, the extremes of climate and the peculiar amorality of the local natives all combine to slowly corrupt the women's faith, pushing them further into jealousy, anger and madness...
Elia Kazan directs this 1950s crime drama starring Marlon Brando. Ex-boxer Terry Malloy (Brando) becomes involved in corrupt dockside politics through his lawyer brother Charley (Rod Steiger), who works for gangster union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). When Terry witnesses the murder of a union worker by Johnny's thugs, his conscience begins to trouble him. He meets the murder victim's sister (Eva Marie Saint), and learns from Father Barry (Karl Malden) that the dead man was about to expose Johnny's illegal activities. Father Barry then tries to convince Terry to provide the evidence required to put Johnny behind bars. The film won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Director and Actor.
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.
Psychological melodrama about a vicious gangster on the run, who takes refuge with a former pop star.
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