Sales clerk Anabel Sims believes Every Girl Should be Married. And she has the target, er, groom picked out: pediatrician Madison Brown. Unfortunately, Dr. Brown is not interested in marriage or in Anabel. But not to worry ' Anabel's sure she can outmaneuver any mere male. And she'll employ every ruse, stratagem and ploy in a marriage-minded maiden..
This early Talkie comes loaded with love and laughter as the alluring and versatile Leila Hyams (Freaks, Ruggles of Red Gap) stars opposite leading light Conrad Nagel in this comedy of love between the classes. After millionaire William Van Luyn (Nagel) snags stenographer Joan Thayer (Hyams), he finds himself subjected to the stentorian social crit..
Picturehouse and HBO Films present a story about Hal Hefner, an ordinary, shy 15 year-old boy whos struggling to make it through High School. On top of his parents recent divorce and an obsessive- compulsive, kleptomaniac older brother, Hal has a stuttering problem. In spite of this speech impediment, the high school debate team star, Ginny Ryerson..
A remake of 1929's The Broadway Melody, Two Girls on Broadway follows the heart-tugging adventures of a dancer who loses both her shot at the big time and her stage-partner fianc? to her talented kid sister. The story may have been a bit familiar, but the actress playing the kid sister was not. Lana Turner was film land's newest sensation, the movi..
A kinky, and sexy black comedy made in 1964 by French director Jean Leon from a screenplay by Roman Polanski. Polanskis screenplay is based on a book of the same title by George Bardiwill. This is about a sect of cannibals who collect at a vegetarian restaurant. This restaurant is a cover for the pagan sect that serves a gourmet cooked beautiful yo..
Bulldog-faced, bullmoose-framed Marie Dressler would never win a beauty contest, but her powerful turn as a blowzy sot in Anna Christie opposite Greta Garbo won her a legion of devoted fans. In The Girl Said No, her next film, she again hit the bottle. But this time she played a grouchy grande dame unused to the Demon Rum in a laugh-'til-you-gasp s..
This third volume of the complete Bowery Boys film collection carries within it some milestone moments for the series - along with more mirth and malaprops than you can swing a crumpled fedora at! First off, the Boys look back to their roots as the Forties wind down with Angels' Alley, complete with gangsters and fighting priests (and the crime vei..
Comedian/author/playwright/pundit Lewis Black stars in his second HBO solo special, an all-new hour of frenetic, take-no-prisoners stand-up comedy, taped before a live audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC. Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed features Blacks opinions and insights into such issues as the State of the Union, abortion, froz..
In 1935, Greta Garbo starred in one of her finest and best-loved talkies, Anna Karenina. In 1927, she starred in this loosely adapted silent version of Leo Tolstoy's novel, a film that today provides an intriguing opportunity for a before-and-after comparison of the actress in the same role and remains an intriguing film in its own right. Love capt..
Talented, sad-eyed Aline MacMahon excelled in maternal and sisterly roles, giving them comedic grace or soulful earnestness as the situation required. Both qualities are showcased in this twinbill of MacMahon starrers. Blustery and domineering pop (Guy Kibbee) gets his comeuppance and goes from narrow-minded patriarch to Big Hearted Herbert, thanks..
Everyone in a small resort town thinks Rollo Smith is famed aviator Robert Story. That's fine with Rollo, who's actually a penniless newspaperman bounced from his job. Doe-eyed cuties want to be near him. Stalwart men celebrate him. And all Rollo has to do is compete in the upcoming aviation contest. But an airplane and Buckingham Palace are one an..
Little guys with big guns! This now-infamous cult favorite unfolds like a typical Hollywood Western from the 1930s -- except that the cast is comprised entirely of midgets. It's good guys versus bad guys in the old west as Buck Lawson (played by Billy Curtis) fends off cattle rustlers and stagecoach robbers, and even saves a damsel in distress. But..
A Wall Street corporate raider attempts to acquire an 81-year-old New England wire and cable company but finds himself embroiled in the fight of his life against the company CEO, his assistant and an attractive N.Y. attorney, Penelope Ann Miller (Carlitos Way), who takes the battle personally. Brilliantly directed by Academy Award-winner Norman Jew..
Esther Williams dazzles the eye and Red Skelton tickles the funny bone in Texas Carnival, a rootin' tootin' musical done in such a grand, breezy manner that even Texans are apt to give it a hearty backslap of approval (Los Angeles Examiner). The two play a down-and-out carnival sideshow team mistaken for a pair of multimillionaires at a swank Texas..
1940 marked a high point in Ginger Rogers' career: it was the year of Kitty Foyle, which would earn her a Best Actress Academy Award?. Rogers made another exceptional drama that year: this overlooked gem that pushed boundaries with its (for the time) frank view of prostitution. Rogers plays dreamer Ellie May Adams, whose mother supports her squalid..
Long live King Arthur and Camelot! Yet in all of ancient England's newfound peace there is a fraying link in Arthur's chain: the growing passion between heroic knight Sir Lancelot and beautiful Queen Guinevere. One of history's most beloved legends is vibrantly retold in an adaptation downplaying fantasy elements and giving 6th-century England a n..
Wealthy, impulsive Susan Trexel undergoes a religious conversion, one undoubtedly destined to last as long as this season's hemline length. But in the meantime, Susan insists everyone around her ' including her neglected husband and child ' alter their lives (and loves) to conform to her latest whim. A sterling cast highlights this witty comedy-dra..