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Everyone orders Cinderella around: her cruel stepmother, her awful stepsisters — even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day of drudgery. But they can't stop her from dreaming, and Cinderella has faith that someday her wishes will come true.
When an invitation to the royal ball arrives, Cinderella is sure her time has come — until her stepsisters, with the encouragement of Lady Tremaine, tear her gown to shreds. Just when Cinderella believes all is lost, her Fairy Godmother appears, and with a wave of her wand and "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a magnificent coach and Cinderella's rags into a gorgeous gown, then sends her off to the Royal Ball.
But Cinderella's enchanted evening must end when the spell is broken at midnight. It will take the help of her daring animal mice friends and a perfect fit into a glass slipper to create the ultimate fairy tale ending.
1950s musical comedy starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Accompanied by her stage partner and best friend, Dorothy Shaw (Russell), showgirl Lorelei Lee (Monroe) sets sail for Paris, where she plans to meet up with and marry her wealthy beau, Gus Esmond Jr. (Tommy Noonan). However, Lorelei's love of diamonds threatens to get both girls into a jam as Ernie Malone (Elliott Reid), the private detective hired by Mr Esmund Sr. (Taylor Holmes) to keep a close eye on his son's bride-to-be, joins them on the ship.
John Huston directed this epic treatment of the Old Testament, which depicts the first twenty-two chapters of Genesis, from the Creation to Abraham's sacrifice. The star-studded cast includes George C. Scott as Abraham, Ava Gardner as Sarah, and Peter O'Toole as the Angel of God, and covers such legendary events as the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Cain's slaying of Abel, and the building of Noah's Ark.
Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr star as a playboy and a nightclub singer who embark on a shipboard romance and eventually fall completely in love with each other. They decide to make a pact that when they arrive to their separate homes, they will end their respective relationships, and rendezvous in six months' time at the top of the Empire State Building. The course of true love, however, never does run smoothly. A remake of the 1939 film 'Love Affair' the film was nominated for 3 Oscars, for cinematography, music and the title song.
This is the stunning, must-see version of the classic film, loaded with special features that pack extra punch.
The Warriors are ready to fight their way back to Coney Island, but standing in their path are some of the baddest, out-for-blood gangs in New York City.
It'll take every bit of street smarts and every weapon they can find to make it back alive!
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.
A classic 'noir' adaptation of Raymond Chandler's much-filmed novel.
Private detective Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) agrees to rid a wealthy family of a blackmailer who is threatening the younger daughter, but the man is killed before he can act.
Drawn nevertheless into the Sternwood family's problems (not least because of his attraction to the elder sister, played by Lauren Bacall), Marlowe uncovers drugs, murder and more blackmail.
Classic Tennesse Williams drama following the events which transpire one long, hot Southern evening when the family of plantation patriarch Big Daddy (Burl Ives) gather to celebrate his birthday. Both of the big man's sons are there for the party, but only one of them - Gooper (Jack Carson) - is keen to inherit the family fortune; the other, Brick (Paul Newman), a former high school athlete who now drinks constantly and refuses to sleep with his wife Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor), couldn't care less. Nevertheless, Maggie would like to see some of the money, believing that it might offer some recompense for the coldness of her marriage, and Big Mama (Judith Anderson), the boys' mother, has always favoured Brick out of the two. As the night wears on, the temperature rises, skeletons emerge from closets, and the family tensions get closer and closer to breaking point.
Fred Zinnemann's classic drama about Pearl Harbor on the eve of the fateful Japanese attack. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is newly arrived at the military base, and has already fallen foul of his superiors due to his refusal to box on the company team. Given the worst duties as a result, Prewitt is befriended by Angelo Maggio (Frank Sinatra), a young soldier who is himself persecuted by the Italian-hating Sergeant Fatso (Ernest Borgnine). Meanwhile, Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster), Prewitt's superior, treads on dangerous ground when he allows himself to get caught up in affair with an officer's wife (Deborah Kerr). The film won eight Oscars, and features one of the most famous scenes in cinema: Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr's kiss in the Hawaiian surf.
C.C. 'Bud' Baxter (Jack Lemmon) knows the way to success in business... it's through the door of his apartment! By providing a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses, the ambitious young employee reaps a series of undeserved promotions.
But when Bud lends the key to Big Boss J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray), he not only advances his career, but his own love life as well. For Sheldrake's mistress is the lovely Fran Kubelik (Shirley Mc Laine), elevator girl and angel of Bud's dreams.
Convinced that he is the only man for Fran, Bud must make the most executive decision of his career - lose the girl.....or his job.
In black & white.
Director John Ford's classic tale of a childhood spent in a turn-of-the-century Welsh mining village. Focusing on one family and their six sons, the action is seen through the eyes of young Huw (Roddy McDowall), and charts the everyday struggles of the local community. Nominated in the same year as 'Citizen Kane', 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Little Foxes' and 'Suspicion', 'How Green Was My Valley' won the Oscar for Best Picture and also earned Ford the award for Best Director.
Frazzled drama critic Mortimer Brewster has two aunts who ply lonely geezers with poisoned libations, one sociopathic brother who looks like Boris Karloff, one bonkers brother who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one impatient new bride - and only one night to make it turn out all right.
In this circus' centre ring is Grant, twisting his face into a clown's gallery of flabbergasted reactions and transforming his natural athletic grace into a rubber-legged comic ballet. You'll die laughing.
In black & white.
Franco Zeffirelli directs this version of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy - breaking with the norm and casting a 17 (Leonard Whiting) and 15-year-old (Olivia Hussey) to play the lead roles. The filming took place in Italy, broke another tradition by having nude love scenes, has a well-known score by Nino Rota (who went on to write the music for 'The Godfather') and is probably still one of the most profitable film adaptations of a Shakespeare play. The film was nominated for 4 Academy Awards and won 2 - for Costumes and Cinematography.
Over a century ago, filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon roamed the British Isles filming the everyday lives of people at work and play. discovery of recent times. This title offers an opportunity to see and learn about sporting action at the turn of the century. A selection of sporting highlights from the Mitchell & Kenyon Collection, it brings together some of the earliest surviving films (1901-7) featuring the titans of professional football, cricket and rugby whilst also rediscovering the Corinthian spirit of amateur sport and leisure in Edwardian life. Liverpool, Hull, Kingston Rovers, Everton, and Blackburn Rovers football teams are all featured, alongside a swimming gala in North Shields, the AAA championships of 1901 and the Mold cricket controversy - an early 'chucking' storm with an Australian umpire at its centre.
Collection of classic silent films and shorts starring the all-round talent of Charlie Chaplin. Throughout his career spanning more than 75 years Charlie Chaplin wrote, produced, directed, edited, composed the music for and starred in most of his films, making a household name for himself as a screen icon. Actors who starred alongside Chaplin include Edna Purviance, John T. Dillon and Billy Armstrong. The films are: 'By the Sea' (1915), 'Work' (1915), 'A Woman' (1915), 'The Bank' (1915), 'Shanghaied' (1915), 'The Rink' (1916), 'Easy Street' (1917), 'The Cure' (1917), 'The Immigrant' (1917), 'Triple Trouble' (1918), 'Shoulder Arms' (1918) , 'The Bond' (1918), 'A Burlesque On Carmen' (1915), 'The Fireman' (1916), 'The Vagabond' (1916), 'One AM' (1916), 'The Count' (1916), 'The Pawnshop' (1916), 'Behind the Screen' (1916), 'Police' (1916), 'A Night in the Show' (1915), 'The Floorwalker' (1916), 'New Janitor' (1914), 'The Musical Tramp' (1915), 'His New Job' (1915), 'Night Out' (1915), 'The Champion' (1915), 'Caught in a Cabaret' (1914), 'Knock Out' (1914), 'Laffin' Gas' (1914), 'Face On the Bar Room Floor' (1914), 'The Good for Nothing' (1914), 'The Masquerader' (1914), 'Between Showers' (1914), 'A Day's Pleasure' (1919), 'Cruel Cruel Love' (1914) and 'The Fatal Mallet' (1914).
Touching story of a love affair conducted entirely by letter between an American woman (Anne Bancroft) in New York City and an antiquarian bookdealer (Anthony Hopkins) in Charing Cross Road, London. Based on Helen Hanff's autobiographical novel.
A four-volume set of Marilyn Monroe films. The classic comedy 'Some Like It Hot' (1959) opens in February 1929 with unemployed musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) on the run after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters, the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band on the next train to Florida. Comic complications ensue when Joe falls for Sugar Kane (Monroe), the band's singer.
In 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' (1953), showgirl Lorelei Lee (Monroe), accompanied by her stage partner and best friend, Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell), sets sail for Paris where she plans to meet up with and marry her wealthy beau, Gus Esmond Jr. (Tommy Noonan).
In 'The Seven Year Itch' (1955), 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 (Monroe) moves into the sublet upstairs.
Finally, in 'How to Marry a Millionaire' (1953), models Schatze (Lauren Bacall), Pola (Monroe) and Loco (Betty Grable) come up with a scheme to get themselves rich husbands. They rent an expensive New York apartment in the hopes that it will help them attract the attention of eligible men. However, their plan does not turn out as expected...
Box set containing five classic movies from popular filmmaker Billy Wilder. In 'Avanti!' (1972), Jack Lemmon stars as American executive Wendell Armbuster. On travelling to Italy to recover his father's body after a car accident, Wendell soon becomes tied up in endless red tape, and is shocked to discover that his father had a mistress, who also died in the car crash. The mistress' daughter, Pamela Piggott (Juliet Mills), arrives in Italy to collect her mother's body, and she and Wendell embark on a series of misadventures both comic and romantic. In 'Irma La Douce' (1963), Nestor (Lemmon) is a bumbling Parisian policeman who manages to get the sack after raiding a house of ill repute at which his boss is in attendance. Looking for work, he is taken on by streetwalker Irma La Douce (Shirley Maclaine) as her business manager, and soon finds himself falling in love with her. Determined to keep Irma faithful, Nestor disguises himself as an elderly English lord and becomes her sole client. All goes well, until Irma confesses her love to Nestor - not for him, but for his aged alter ego! In 'Kiss Me, Stupid' (1964), Dean Martin plays a sex-crazed singer who feigns a professional interest in an amateur songwriter, so that he can pursue a romantic interest in the latter's wife. However, the deceit does not all lay on Martin's side, and there follows a tangled web of bluff and double bluff, as the characters strive to work out who is fooling who. In 'One, Two, Three' (1961), C.R. MacNamara (James Cagney), an ambitious Berlin-based executive for an American cola company, sees his chances for advancement go up in smoke when his boss' daughter (Pamela Tiffin) comes on holiday to Berlin and ends up marrying a fierce young communist (Horst Buchholz). With the boss due to visit in a few days time, MacNamara sets to work, juggling angry Russians, officious Germans, and his own increasingly-exasperated wife, as he tries to put matters right. Finally, in 'Some Like it Hot' (1959), unemployed musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters, the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join Sweet Sue's all-girl band on the next train for Florida. Joe is attracted to Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), the band's singer, while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood E. Fielding III (Joe E. Brown). Comic complications ensue.
Raised by merlin, young Arthur draws the mystical sword of Excalibur from the stone and becomes King. He grows to manhood and with his wife Guenevere and first knight Lancelot unites the country and founds the Knights of the Round Table.
But the love between Lancelot and Guenevere, and the treachery of his sister Morgana and son Mordred cause King Arthur's pride to jeopardize the kingdom.
An epic battle between the knights of good and evil will decide the fate of Camelot.
Set against the soundtrack of The Who's 1973 mighty concept album Quadrophenia, Phil Daniels plays working-class Jimmy, the drug-induced Mod, who hates his job and is misunderstood by his parents. But by night, he comes alive, with the all-nighters, his pills and his scooter-riding friends.
Always on a high, life can't get any better. Then there's the Brighton scooter run, where both Mods and Rockers converge, ending in the battle of the cults on Brighton Beach. What goes up must come down, and with Jimmy's come-down, his life is turned around, and so begins his downward spiral into paranoia and isolation, and the four-faceted mindset: Quadrophenia.
With its extremely realistic language, violent overtones and classic sixties soundtrack, this illness is bound to be contagious. Come along for the ride. ...Quadrophenia
Peter Ustinov plays the Ghost of Blackbeard, a notorious pirate, who returns from the dead when gansters threaten to take over a boarding house run by his descendants. Suzanne Pleshette, Dean Jones and Elsa Lanchester co-star in this comedy-fantasy.
After corporate mining boss Coy LaHood begins a campaign of terror to drive independent pan miners out of the area, a stranger called Preacher rides into the underdogs' camp. He becomes their avenger.
The tycoon then hires a badge-wearing killer and his duster-shrouded deputies, men loyal to whomever pays the most.
LaHood pays gold. But in a climactic shootout to remember, Preacher pays in lead.
David Lynch directs this cult 1980s classic starring Dennis Hopper and Kyle MacLachlan. When college student Jeffrey Beaumont (MacLachlan) returns home to look after his dad's store while he's in hospital, a short stroll through a seemingly peaceful field sees him stumbling upon a severed ear. As Jeffrey reports the crime to the police he finds himself being sucked into a world of murder, voyeurism and sado-masochism.
Double bill following the adventures of two generations of scientists who get a real buzz out of their work. In 'The Fly' (1958), scientist Andre Delambre becomes so obsessed with developing a molecular matter transmitter that he attempts to test the invention himself. However, when a fly sneaks into the transportation pod with him, the consequences of the experiment soon become clear, with the scientist taking on a number of alarmingly fly-like characteristics. In the sequel, 'Return of the Fly' (1959), Delambre's son Phillipe reconstructs the matter transporter and begins a series of experiments which lead him down the same insectoid path.
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