Pugnacious Min (Marie Dressler) has three passions in life: running her seedy harbor hotel, raising a girl abandoned from infancy and bickering with good-natured wharf rat Bill (Wallace Beery). Then the girl's happiness is threatened by her drunken mother's reappearance and Min's world is turned upside down. Min and Bill earned Dressler a 1930-31 B..
Lost Horizon. Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Random Harvest. To these James Hilton novels that became acclaimed and beloved films, add So Well Remembered. John Mills heads a distinguished cast in this story of a dedicated news editor in a slum-ridden English mill town and his doomed marriage to the beautiful, headstrong daughter (Martha Scott) of a corrupt mi..
On the run from her cold-hearted husband, Catherine Crocker witnesses a daring train robbery. The robbers are forced to take her prisoner, riding deep into untamed territory pursued by a posse led by a determined Wells Fargo agent ' and Catherine's husband. A stellar cast powers this sweeping, elegiac ode to the West. Burt Reynolds plays gang lead..
What's better than one Robin Williams? How about five of him? Williams, whose on-screen transformations include the redoubtable Mrs. Doubtfire and the always-young Peter Pan of Hook, turns chameleon again in this fanciful look at human history and longing from writer/director Bill Forsyth (Local Hero, Housekeeping). In five distinct yet cleverly in..
When an anti-war activist is released from jail after 17 years, he immediately visits the girl that he kidnapped as a baby and returns her to her real father, but he must face a cell mate who tries to blackmail him in the meantime.
A young Robert Wise (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Sound of Music) directs this on-location mystery noir shot in Mexico City and Cuernavaca. When a diamond necklace goes missing in Mexico, so too does the insurance investigator tasked with its retrieval. A second investigator, Steve Hasting (William Lundigan), is summarily dispatched down sout..
A chess champion (Maximilian Schell) sees his wife (Ingrid Thulin) dragged off to apparent death at Dachau. After the war, he remarries (to Samantha Eggar). Then his former wife reappears. His solution: kill both of them....
IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK is a powerful, intimate portrait of how times and freedoms have changed, It will shock you. It will surprise you. And no matter where you stand on the issue, it will force you to think again. A recently widowed nurse (Demi Moore) struggling to take control of her life in the early 50s. A mother of four (Sissy Spacek) overw..
William Holden goes where no man's gone before in director Mervyn LeRoy's high-flying aviation adventure. Tortured into making a false confession while a POW in Korea, Major Lincoln Bond (Holden) returns to active service as a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base. Determined to clear his name, Bond battles a hard-nosed base commander (Lloyd Nolan),..
Take heart, Depression-era America: the nation has faced dire economic crises in years past and with pluck, honest work and persistence has pulled itself aright. The Conquerors combines its morale-boosting message with a tale of one family's lives and times, misfortunes and fortunes from 1873 to 1930. Richard Dix, star of the prior year's sprawling..
The world is their chessboard. In the Face of Fu Manchu and The Brides of Fu Manchu, murderson Fu Manchu and Scotland Yard's Nayland Smith matches moves like grand masters. But now the wily crimelord is ready to checkmate his resolute foe. He'll create killer clones to take the place of leading law officials ' and the first will look exactly like N..
When William Powell signed with Warner Bros., he did more than find a new studio home for his urbane sophistication ' it was there he solidified himself as a leading man. Culled from the nine 1931-34 films Powell made at Warner, these four films variously draw on the star's renowned romantic, comic and sleuthing talents. The Road to Singapore (1931..
Leather-jacketed Elwes and friends rip off and murder a Vietnamese mob bagman, whose associates vow vengeance. A devastating human drama about love, friendship and the pain of growing up in a world gone wild. Leather Jackets explores the fragile relationship between three friends desperate to make sense of their lives before a brutal act of violen..
Someone shot Angie the Ox around midnight, killing him more than somewhat dead. Word is that rival Lance McGowan is the who in the whodunit, and the gendarmes aim to find a nice chair with straps and high voltage for him. Lance needs a Midnight Alibi. Not by an inside-tip long shot would anyone think wealthy spinster Abigail Ardsley would offer it...
With her husband ordered to the Russian front, Margot Bracken (Gail Patrick) returns to Hitler's Germany for the first time in 10 years. Appointed section leader of the local youth movement, she finds herself responsible for the Nazification of a group of teenaged girls. Bearing witness to mercy killings, suicides, torture and pagan baptisms, Margo..
The clash of East and West, of tolerance and bigotry, of man and woman play out in this vivid early Talkie. Richard Barthelmess portrays Sam Lee, a Chinese-American who, stung by racial slurs, leaves his wealthy father's New York home to make his own way in Europe. There he falls for a beauty (Constance Bennett) who proves beauty is only skin deep ..
The dilettante detective stylishly sleuths his way through some of his most famous cases in this 2-Disc, 6-Film Collection. And a veritable rogue's gallery of golden age gentlemen actors all take a crack at Philo, including William Powell, Warren William and Basil Rathbone. Classic cinephiles should keep their eyes on the credits for contributions ..
No smoking. No drinking. No lipstick. Pretty Virginia Radcliffe (Frances Dee) earnestly accepts the strict rules enforced by exclusive Crockett Hall. Have a smoke, have a drink and have a wild weekend in New York, suggests her roommate Pony Ferris (Ginger Rogers), who knows the rules have nothing to do with the girls' welfare and everything to do w..