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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.
Not every pilot can guide his aircraft from a wave-tossed deck, seek out targets over unfamiliar Korean terrain, then return to what looks like a speck in the sea. Naval Reservist Harry Brubaker can.
This masterful story of a war-weary World War II veteran who must leave his family to fight again combines moving drama with surefire, bombs-away aerial action.
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.
A double-bill of romantic comedies starring Gracie Fields. In 'Queen of Hearts' (1936), lowly seamstress Gracie Perkins (Fields) pretends to be a wealthy supporter of the local arts in order to get a part in an upcoming production. As her deception leads to ever more complications, she eventually wins out, charming one and all to become the star of the show. In 'Look Up and Laugh' (1935), Fields stars as Grace Pearson, one of several clerks in a small town market threatened with closure when the land is purchased by a department store chain. Gutsy Grace rallies the market traders to prevent the takeover - a protest aided by the timely discovery of a Royal Charter, which enables the stallholders to declare their market place an autonomous nation. This was the third film appearance for a 22-year-old Vivien Leigh, who has a bit part.
On a hot Brooklyn afternoon, two optimistic losers set out to rob a bank. Sonny is the mastermind, Sal is the follower and disaster is the result. Because the cops, crowds, TV cameras and even the pizza man have arrived. The well-planned heist is now a media "circus".
Al Pacino and director Sidney Lumet reteam for this boisterous comedy thriller that earned six Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture) and won an Oscar for Frank Pierson's streetwise screenplay.
Based on a true incident.
A non-threatening alien (Michael Rennie) comes to Earth in 1951 with a message of peace, but he is shot and wounded by nervous troops. His ten-foot robot, Gort, immediately renders all Earth weapons useless while the alien delivers an ultimatum to the world: stop fighting or be destroyed.
Alexander Korda's screen adaptation of Tolstoy's novel starring Vivien Leigh. Anna Karenina (Leigh) is asked to come to Moscow to help sort out her brother's marital problems. On the train from St.Petersburg she befriends the Countess Vronsky who is met at the station by her son Colonel Vronsky. Anna immediately falls for him and, after the two keep meeting at various parties, they start an affair - despite Anna being married with a son. Tolstoy's novel has been adapted for both cinema and television several times from the first in 1935, starring Greta Garbo, through to the television version in 2000.
Abel Gance writes, directs and stars in this epic silent French drama about Napoleon Bonaparte's early career. The film follows the young Napoleon (Albert Dieudonné/Vladimir Roudenko) as he attends the elite military school Brienne College, joins the French Army, witnesses the French Revolution in 1792 and takes part in the First Italian Campaign, during which time he becomes increasingly influential in French politics and meets his future wife Joséphine (Gina Manès).
Mrs. Jumbo, a veteran circus elephant, receives a baby from the stork. He soon becomes the laughing stock of the herd because of his jumbo-sized ears and is cruelly nicknamed "Dumbo".
When Mrs. Jumbo loses her temper, she is locked up as a mad elephant and Dumbo finds himself all alone, except for a self-appointed mentor-protector, Timothy Q. Mouse.
With the support of Timothy the mouse, Dumbo soon learns that his spectacular ears make him unique and special, allowing him to soar to fame as the world's only flying elephant.
Morton, the power-hungry owner of a railroad company, hires Frank, a gunfighter without a conscience, to kill anyone who stands in the way of the completion of the railroad.
After Frank murders land owner Brett McBain, McBain's widow hires two killers of her own to protect her and gain revenge: a mysterious, harmonica-playing desperado and his rogue sidekick.
Using techniques previously unseen in the genre, Sergio Leone utilizes close-ups, color, and Ennio Morricone's trademark score to create a tense and somber meditation on death which is widely considered to be one of the best westerns in cinematic history.
'Psycho' meets 'Hotel California' horror in which a young couple are trapped, awaiting their fate. For young couple Amy and David Fox (Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson), a long day bickering in their car suddenly gets much worse when they break down in the middle of nowhere. Luckily for them they find a motel and settle down to watch some TV. Concern rises when they realise the 'snuff' movies the motel thoughtfully supply for their guests seem vaguely familiar. Discovering hidden cameras, they realise that they are about to star in the performance of their lives, or rather the end of it, unless they can somehow escape.
Legendary actor Paul Newman and Academy Award-nominee Tom Cruise ignite the screen in this powerful drama. Brilliantly directed by Martin Scorsese, Newman re-creates one of his most memorable roles from The Hustler.
Fast Eddie Felson still believes that "money won is twice as sweet as money earned." To prove his point, he forms a profitable yet volatile partnership with Vince, a young pool hustler with a sexy, tough-talking girlfriend.
But when Vince's flashy arrogance leads to more than a few lost matches, all bets are off between Eddie and him.
The Color Of Money will electrify you with its suspenseful story, dazzling cinematography, and dynamic performances.
Now regarded as a landmark film but virtually disowned by MGM when it was first produced, Tod Browning's film, set in a travelling circus, works as an old-fashioned morality play against avarice. Browning used a collection of handicapped actors and performers for the circus community, which initially welcomes the beautiful trapeze artist Cleopatra into their group when she marries midget circus owner, Hans. However, as it becomes clear that Cleopatra is only after Hans' money, and is conducting an affair with the strongman, the close-knit clan of 'freaks' plan a revenge.
This sequel to 'Frankenstein' (1931) begins with the work's author, Mary Shelley (Elsa Lanchester), revealing to Lords Byron and Shelley that there is still more of the tale to be told... Scientist Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is recuperating from the events of the first film, believing his creation (Boris Karloff) to have been destroyed in a fire, when he receives a visit from his former mentor Dr Praetorius. Praetorius wishes Frankenstein to resume his experiments, but the latter refuses. When Praetorius discovers the monster, alive and now able to communicate, he uses it to kidnap Frankenstein's wife, thus blackmailing him into creating a mate. Followed by 'Son of Frankenstein' (1939).
Jimmy is a smooth-talking, joint-jumpin' saxophonist aiming for Big Band stardom.
Francine is a timid lounge singer who dreams of the spotlight.
When they meet, sparks fly and temperatures rise - and when he plays and she sings, they set New York on fire!
It's the beginning of a stormy relationship that will test their ability to balance their passion for jazz with their love for each other.
This dazzling interpretation of the hit Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera tells the story of Christ's (Ted Neeley) final weeks in a bold and epic production.
Shot entirely on location in Israel, producer-director Norman Jewison creates a brilliant example of modern moviemaking with groundbreaking vision and the unforgettable songs of Rice and Webber.
Nominated for several Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress, this legendary classic is now a must-have Special Edition.
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).
A triumph on every level, this magnificent achievement set a standard for modern movie musicals that remains unsurpassed to this day.
Featuring an unforgettable score and groundbreaking choreography, the film sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against the backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beyner, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakris, West Side Story is a stunning piece of visual entertainment and the best film musical ever made!
Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy about a group of war-eager military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse is both funny and frightening - and seems as relevant today as ever.
Through a series of military and political accidents, two psychotic generals - U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper and Joint Chief of Staff "Buck" Turgidson - trigger an ingenious, irrevocable scheme to attack Russia's strategic targets with nuclear bombs.
The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove, a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about a mans's future. The President is helpless to stop the bombers, as is Captain Mandrake. Dr Strangelove is truly a brilliant film classic.
In black and white.
Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry.
When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police, a young marine biologist and a grizzled shark hunter embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again.
Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.
You've visited lands where a cyclops roams (The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad), skeletons duel (Jason And The Argonauts) and cowboys lasso dinosaurs (The Valley Of Gwangi). They are the worlds of Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion effects master who creates another dazzling realm in Clash of the Titans.
Olympian gods, mythological monsters and heroic mortals populate this imaginative spectacle. Harry Hamlin is Perseus, mortal son of Zeus and champion of captive Andromeda.
From that storyline, Harryhausen unleashes sea creature Kraken, snake-haired Medusa, swamp denizen Calibos, flying horse Pegasus, two-headed dog Dioskilos, giant scorpions and all manner of eye-popping adventure.
Let the clash begin!
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.
Pollyanna is the orphan who brings sunshine into the lives of everyone she meets. But her strict Aunt Polly is too concerned with appearances, propriety and local politics to appreciate her effervescent niece.
It isn't until the town almost loses their "Glad Girl" that Aunt Polly realises the power of love and lightheartedness.
Featuring an impressive all-star cast and a story filled with laughter and tears, Pollyanna will inspire your entire family and prove that the art of positive thinking is just as delightful today as is was at the turn of the century!
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck star in this classic romantic drama from director William Wyler. Bored with royal protocol while in Rome for an official engagement, Princess Anne (Hepburn) escapes her claustrophobic entourage in order to see what life beyond the castle is like. Down-at-heel American reporter Joe Bradley (Peck) is just one of many journalists vying for an interview, but he realises he has a major scoop on his hands when he meets the princess and initially pretends not to know who she is. Roping in a photographer friend, Bradley takes her on a tour of the city over 24 hours, all the while falling more in love with her. The film, which was shot on location in Rome, was nominated for ten Academy Awards, with Hepburn's performance winning her an Oscar, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.
This film was nominated for seven Oscars with Robert Donat, as the shy schoolmaster Charles Edward Chipping, winning Best Actor over Clarke Gable. Chippings is new Latin teacher at Brookfield School in 1870 who leads rather a mundane life until he meets and falls in love with Katherine (screen debutante Greer Garson) on a walking holiday in the Alps. She finally brings him happiness, but tragedy is looming for the beloved Mr Chips. Remade in 1969 with Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark as a musical.
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