Texas 1935. It's a time of boomtowns or bust for oil wildcatters and, time and again, derby-topped Mr. Cox has come out flat busted. No worries. Mr. Cox has a mule-headed optimism. He's sure as the sunrise that near the town of Henrietta on a cotton farm that raises more dust than bolls, there's black gold beneath the barren sod. From Clint Eastwoo..
Wanda and Verna both want their daughters to join the high school cheerleading team. Since Vernas child seems more likely to win, Wanda plans to distract the child by murdering Verna! Based on a true story.
We are friends for life. The man speaking: Micawber, played by W.C. Fields with great comedic charm and human warmth. The child addressed: David, played by Freddie Bartholomew in his Hollywood debut. The movie: David Copperfield, still one of the best ever screen adaptations of a Charles Dickens novel. To call the casting inspired is to underrate ..
Has gangster Joe Gurney (Humphrey Bogart), the self-styled Napoleon of Crime, met his Waterloo? Physician Carol Nelson (Kay Francis), suspected of having ties to the notorious killer, must prove her innocence or the Medical Board will revoke her license. When Gurney seeks her out for treatment after being shot, it could be the break Nelson needs. N..
Lana Turner and Jason Robards star in a drama of passion and propriety as blue-blooded pillars of a small New England town who must face their defiant sons (George Hamilton) increasingly rebellious behavior.
She's the screen's iconic working girl. He's the screen's legendary Everyman. And Mannequin is the only celluloid collaboration of film greats Joan Crawford and Spencer Tracy. Melodrama expert Frank Borzage directs, composing glamorous close-ups of his femme star in this heart-tuggger about a Hester Street girl (Crawford), her con-artist hubby (Al..
He led America's battles against the Depression and the Axis powers ' and won. But first Franklin Delano Roosevelt fought a personal battle against polio that would either destroy him ' or arm him for greatness. This powerful film of Dore Schary's long-running play is an intimate, admiring profile in courage. Ralph Bellamy reprises his dynamic, Ton..
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..
Why was I not made of stone like thee? Quasimodo, bellringer of Paris Notre dame Cathedral, is more hideously deformed than any of the nightmarish stone gargoyles adorning the famed building. Yet he is very much made of flash, blood and human emotion. The power and compassion of one of the most beloved novels of all time unfold triumphantly in The ..
The early first century followers of Jesus were a small, struggling group within Judaism who seemingly posed no threat to anyone, certainly not the mighty Roman empire. But there was one determined to see this fledging faith exterminated. His name was Saul and he became the greatest persecutor of the early church. But within a matter of a few ye..
All the heart. All the determination. All the love. For the Malone family, its all for the most important person in the world: a year-old child left on their doorstep. Based on the same-title novel by Sarah, Plain and Tall author Patricia MacLachlan, Baby tells the poignant and powerful tale of how a family eroded by tragedy rediscovers its bond by..
Robert Mitchum and Ava Gardner are star-crossed lovers in this steamy tale of a woman scorned, set in 1890s New Orleans. Wrongly believing Barbara Beaurevel (Gardner) had stood him up on the eve of their elopement, Dr. Mark Lucas (Mitchum) has returned from South Africa accompanied by Corinne (Janis Carter), a woman he married on the rebound. Deter..
Harry Orwell has been retired from the force ever since he caught a bullet that lodged inoperably in his back. But that doesn't mean the man called Harry O is out of the action. Moonlighting as a private sleuth, fighting off daily back pain and typically traveling by public bus instead of his own car (It gives a man a chance to think), he's on the ..
After fleeting marriages to Henry Fonda and William Wyler, Margaret Sullavan found contentment as the wife of producer Leland Hayward (Jason Robards) and as the mother of three. Or so it seemed, until the marriage crumbled, the children rebelled and she was found dead of an overdose at the age of 50. Best Actress Emmy? nominee Lee Remick portrays S..
A heartwarming look at family and friendship, The Human Comedy is the poignant story of high school student Homer Macauley (Mickey Rooney) and the lives he touches while delivering telegrams throughout his small California town during the troubling years of World War II. Based on an original screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright William S..
The L.A. Coliseum is the target of a crew of daring thieves led by the implacable McClain in this neo-noir adaptation of Richard Stark's The Seventh. Jim Brown (as McClain) heads the all-star cast that includes Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Sutherland, Julie Harris, Diahann Carroll, Jack Klugman, James Whitmore and Warren Oates (whew!) as t..
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..