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REEL PEOPLE
  • September 8, 2015 - Film: Les Miserables (158 min.) Meet: Jean Valjean
    • 1935 - Les Miserables. (108 minutes) Director: Richard Boleslawick. Cast: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, John Beal, Rochelle Hudson. Summary: In France, a reformed criminal is pursued by a police inspector. (Based on the 1862/1463 Victor Hugo novel.) [FRANCE] (Justice)(Drama film/Romance)
    • 2012 - Les Miserables . (158 minutes PG-13) Director: Tom Hooper Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway. Summary: After 19 years as a prisoner in 19th century France, Jean Valjean (Prisoner 24601) is freed by Javert, the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother's death, but Javert's relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming. (Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo). Theme: Redemption [FRANCE] (Drama film, Romance, Musical)
  • September 15, 2015 - Film: Places in the Heart (102 min.) Meet: Edna Spalding
    • 1984 - Places in the Heart. (102 minutes PG) Director: Cast: Sally Field, John Malkovich, Danny Glover, Ed Harris. Summary: In the Deep South in the 1930s, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.(1984 Best Actress - Sally Field) (Drama)
  • September 22, 2015 - Film: The Long Walk Home (98 min.) Meet: Odessa Cotter
    • 1990 - The Long Walk Home. (98 minutes PG) Director: Richard Pearce. Narrator: Mary Steenburgen. Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Dwight Schultz. Summary: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King. (Drama, History, Indie film)
  • October 13, 2015 - Film: The Milagro Beanfield War (117 min.) Meet: Joe Mondragon
    • 1988 - The Milagro Beanfield War. (118 minutes R) Director: Robert Redford. Cast: Ruben Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga, Julie Carmen, Melanie Griffith, John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Walken. Summary: When a small Mexican village is threatened by development, rebellion rouses the pride and spirit of its people. [MEXICO] (Based on the 974/629 paged John Nichols novel.) (Comedy-drama, Drama)
  • October 20, 2015 - Film: Born Free (98 min.) Meet: Elsa
    • 1966 - Born Free. (95 minutes PG) (Based on the work of Joy Adamson.)(Adventure, Drama)
  • November 10, 2015 - Film: Temple Grandin (107 min.) Meet: Temple Grandin
    • 2010 - Temple Grandin. (120 minutes PG) Director: Mick Jackson. Cast: Claire Danes, Catherine O'Hara. Summary: Before enrolling in college, famed animal husbandry expert Temple Grandin visits a cattle ranch owned by her aunt Ann and demonstrates a brilliance for all things mechanical. She becomes an innovator in the field of animal care, and a lifelong advocate for humane slaughtering practices. (Drama film, Biography)
  • November 17, 2015 - Film: Hitchcock (98 min.) Meet: Alfred Hitchcock
    • 2012 - Hitchcock. (98 minutes PG-13) Director: Sacha Gervasi. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson. Summary: Following his great success with "North by Northwest," director Alfred Hitchcock makes a daring choice for his next project: an adaptation of Robert Bloch's novel "Psycho." When the studio refuses to back the picture, Hitchcock decides to pay for it himself in exchange for a percentage of the profits. His wife, Alma Reville, has serious reservations about the film but supports him nonetheless. Still, the production strains the couple's marriage.(Comedy-drama, Biography)
  • November 24, 2015 - Film: Babette's Feast (102 min.) Meet: Babette Hersant
    • 1987 - Babette's Feast. (102 minutes G) Theme: Food (Based on an Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) story.) (Drama, Romance)
  • December 8, 2015 - Film: Buck (2011/90 min.) Meet: Buck Brannaman
    • 2011 - Buck. (90 minutes PG) Director: Cast: Summary: American cowboy Buck Brannaman has a unique way of communicating with horses, and it's exactly this unorthodox style of training that inspired the novel "The Horse Whisperer." (Documentary)
  • December 15, 2015 - Film: Quartet (2012/98 min. min.) Meet: Reg, Wilf, Cissy
    • 2012 - Quartet. (98 minutes PG-13) Director: Dustin Hoffman. Cast: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly. Summary: Once-popular opera diva Jean Horton creates a stir with her arrival at Beecham House, a home for retired performers. (Based on the 1999 Ronald Harwood play.) (Drama, Comedy)
  • December 22, 2015 - Film: Oranges and Sunshine (2010/106 min.) Meet: Margaret Humphreys
    • 2010 - Oranges and Sunshine. (106 minutes R) Director: Jim Loach. Cast: Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Denham. Summary: Until the early 1970s, thousands of British children -- many orphans, others taken by social workers from broken homes -- were packed onto ships bound for Australia. Promised "oranges and sunshine," many instead endured abuse in workhouses as virtual slaves. In 1987, Nottingham, England, social worker Margaret Humphreys learns the horrific extent of this program as she attempts to help two of its survivors. (Based on 1994/383 paged "Empty Cradles" by Margaret Humphreys.) (Drama film, History)
  • December 29, 2015 - Film: The Jewish Cardinal (2014/96 min.) Meet: Jean-Marie Lustiger
    • 2013 - The Jewish Cardinal. (96 minutes NR) Director: Ilan Duran Cohen. Cast: Laurent Lucas, Aurelien Recoing, Audrey Dana. Summary: Jean-Marie Lustiger, a Polish Jew, maintained his cultural identity after converting to Roman Catholicism and joining the priesthood. (Biography, Documentary)


  • January 12, 2016 - Film: Babette's Feast (102 min.) Meet: Babette Hersant
    • 1987 - Babette's Feast. (102 minutes G) Theme: Food (Based on an Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) story.) (Drama, Romance)

  • January 19, 2016 - Film: Chocolat (2014/96 min.) Meet: Vianne
    • 2000 - Chocolat. (121 minutes PG-13) Director: Cast: Juliette Binoche. Music: Rachel Portman. Summary: In a small 1950s French village, a mysterious woman opens a sweets shop and causes an impact of the villagers. (Based on the 1999 Joanne Harris novel.) [FRANCE] (Drama, Romance)
  • January 26, 2016 - Film: The Hundred Foot Journey (2014/124 min.) Meet: Hassan Kadem
    • 2014 - The Hundred-Foot Journey. (124 minutes PG) Director: Lasse Hallstrom. Cast: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri. Summary: The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. (Based on Richard C. Morais' 2008/256 paged novel). (Drama, Romance, Comedy)
  • February 9, 2016 - Film: The Jewish Cardinal (2014/96 min.) Meet: Jean-Marie Lustiger
    • 2013 - The Jewish Cardinal. (96 minutes NR) Director: Ilan Duran Cohen. Cast: Laurent Lucas, Aurelien Recoing, Audrey Dana. Summary: Jean-Marie Lustiger, a Polish Jew, maintained his cultural identity after converting to Roman Catholicism and joining the priesthood. (Biography, Documentary)
  • February 16, 2016 - Film: The First Grader (2011/103 min.) Meet: N'gan'ga Maruge, 84 yer. old Kenyan farmer
    • 2010 - The First Grader. (103 minutes PG-13) Director: Justin Chadwick. Cast: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge. Summary: An 84-year-old Kenyan farmer and former warrior fights for his right to attend school for the first time and receive the education he previously could not afford. (Drama, Biography)
  • February 23, 2016 - Film: Blossoms in the Dust (1941/100 min.) Meet: Fort Worth's Edna Gladney
    • 1941 - Blossoms in the Dust. (100 minutes) Director: Melvyn LeRoy. Cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart. Summary: Fort Worth's Edna Gladney lost her son when he was very young. By chance she discovered the injustice within the law towards children whose parents are unknown, and decided to open an orphanage for these children, despite the stigma. She fought against the unfair laws that discriminated against children born out of wedlock. [TEXAS] (Docudrama, Melodrama)
  • March 8, 2016 - Film: Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (2002/112 min. PG-13) Meet: Dorothy Day of the Catholic Worker
    • 1996 - Entertaining Angels:The Dorothy Day Story . (112 minutes PG-13) Director: Michael Ray Rhodes. Cast: Moira Kelly, Martin, Sheen. Catholic Worker creator (Biography, Drama, Romance, Indie film)

  • March 15, 2016 - Film: Georgia O'Keefe (2009/89 min. NR) Meet: Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Steiglitz
    • 2009 - Georgia O'Keefe. (89 minutes NR) Director: Bob Balaban. Cast: Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen, Tyne Daly. Summary: A working relationship between artist Georgia O'Keeffe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz leads to love and marriage. (Drama/Romance)
  • March 22, 2016 - Film: Frida (2002/123 min. R) Meet: Frida Kahlo and Diego Ribera
    • 2002 - Frida. (123 minutes R) Meet: Frida Kahlo. Director: Julie Taymor. Cast: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush. Summary: A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage with Diego Rivera into her work. (Based on a Hayden Herrera book.) (Biography, Drama, Romance) (Biopic)
  • March 29, 2016 - Film: Queen Christina (1933/97 min.) Meet: Queen Christina of Sweden
    • 1933 - Queen Christina. (97 minutes NR) Director: Rouben Mammalian. Cast: Greta Garbo, Reginald Owen, John Gilbert. Summary: Queen Christina of Sweden, wise and peace-loving has ruled Sweden since the age of 6, when her heroic father died in battle. Pressured to marry her cousin Karl Gustav and produce an heir, the queen slips away incognito and ends up at a country inn, where she meets and falls in love with a Spanish envoy on his way to the palace. However, Count Magnus, himself in love with the queen, does not approve of her foreign lover. (Drama, Romance) (Biopic)
  • April 12, 2016 - Film: The Magdalene Sisters (2002/120 min. R) Meet: The convent of the Magdalene Sisters
    • 2002 - The Magdalene Sister. (114 minutes R) Director: Peter Mullan. Cast: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone. Summary: Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum. (Drama)
  • April 19, 2016 - Film: Philomena (2013/98 min. PG-13) Meet: Philomena Lee
    • 2013 - Philomena. (98 minutes PG-13) Summary: In 1952, Irish teenager Philomena became pregnant out of wedlock and was sent to a Magdalene Sisters convent. When her son Anthony was born, he was taken from her and put up for adoption. Meet: Philomena Lee. (Based on "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee" by journalist Martin Sixsmith. (Drama, Biography) (Biopic)
  • April 26, 2016 - Film: The Lemon Tree (2008/128 min. PG) Meet: Salma Zidane, Palestinian neighbor to a real life Israeli Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz.
    • 2008 - Lemon Tree. (Etz Limon) (128 minutes) Cast: Hiam Abbass. Summary: Salma Zidane who must protect haer lemog grove when Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz moves next door. (Drama)(Biopic)
  • May 10, 2016 - Film: Wild Heart's Can't Be Broken (1991/88 min. G) Meet: Sonora Carver, horse diver.
    • 1991 - Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. (88 minutes G) Summary: Life of the first female horse diver, Sonora Carver. (Based on "A Girl and Five Brave Horses" by Sonora Webster Carver.) (Drama, Family Drama, Romance)(Biopic)
  • May 17, 2016 - Film: Hannibal Brooks (1969/103 min. PG-13) Meet: A POW zoo keeper who escapes with an elephant.
    • 1969 - Hannibal Brooks. (102 minutes) Director: Michael Winner. Cast: Oliver Reed, Michael J. Pollard, Wolfgang Preiss. Summary: A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom. (Melodrama, Drama, Comedy-drama)
  • May 24, 2016 - Film: The Miracle of the White Stallions (1963/118 min. G) Meet: Vienna's Lipizzaner stallions.
    • 1963 - Miracle of the White Stallions. (93 minutes) Meet: The Spanish Riding School of Vienna's director protects its Lipinzzaner stallions during World War II. (Drama, Family Drama) (Biopic)
  • May 31, 2016 - Film: Operation Dumbo Drop (1995/108 min. PG) Meet: The elephant who placed a Vietnames village.
    • 1995 - Operation Dumbo Drop. (102 minutes PG) Director: Simon Wincer. Cast: Danny Glover, Ray Liotta, Denis Leary, Corin Nemec, Doug E. Doug. Summary: During the Vietnam War, two American officers are assigned to obtain and deliver an elephant for a friendly native village. [VIETNAM] (Adventure, Comedy)
  • June 14, 2016 - Film: My Boy Jack (2008/112 min. NR) Meet: Jack Kipling, Rudyard's son.
    • 2007 - My Boy Jack. (99 min. NR TV movie) Director: Brian Kirk. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Carey Muligan, Kim Cattrall. Summary: Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 18-year-old son after he goes missing during World War I.
  • June 21, 2016 - Film: Sergeant York (1941/134 min.) Meet: Alvin C. York.
    • 1941 - Sergeant York. (137 minutes) Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges. Summary: Alvin C. York, a pacifist from Tennessee during World War I, is torn between his principles and his patriotic duty while he becomes a hero in that war. [Based on the 1904/425 paged diary of Sergeant York.] [EUROPE] (Drama film/Romance)
  • June 28, 2016 - Film: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930/160 min. NR) Meet: The German trench soldiers of World War I.
    • 1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front. (160 minutes NR) Director: Lewis Milestone. (Best picture and director, Lewis Milestone, 1931) (Based on the 1929/296 paged novel by Erich Maria Remarque) (Drama/War)
  • July 12, 2016 - Film: Madame Curie (1943/124 min.) Meet: Marie Curie.
    • 1943 - Madame Curie (124 minutes) Director: Melvyn LeRoy. Cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon. Summary: Poor physics student Marie is studying at the Sorbonne in 1890s Paris. One of the few women studying in her field, Marie encounters skepticism concerning her abilities, but is eventually offered a research placement in Pierre Curie's lab. The scientists soon fall in love and embark on a shared quest to extract, from a particular type of rock, a new chemical element they have named radium. However, their research puts them on the brink of professional failure. (1944 Best Actress award to Greer Garson) (Based on 1938 novel "Madame Curie" by Eve Curie.) (Drama, Docudrama, Biography)
  • July 19, 2016 - Film: Valley of Decision (1945/120 min.) Meet: Mary Rafferty, Irish steel worker's daughter from Pittsburgh, Penn.
    • 1945 - Valley of Decision. (114 minutes B&W) Director: Tay Garnett. Cast: Gregory Peck, Greer Garson, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore, Preston Foster, Marsha Hunt, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, Dan Duryea, Jessica Tandy, Barbara Everest. Summary: At an 1873 Pittsburgh iron mill, the son of a steel magnate fall in love with an Irish maid working for the family. With the union organizing in the background. Cursed by the embittered father of the maid, crippled working at the mill, she decides not to marry the son. [PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA] (Drama)
  • July 26, 2016 - Film: Mrs. Parkington (1944/124 min.) Meet: Mrs. Parkington, hotel maid who married an entrepreneur.
    • 1944 - Mrs. Parkington. (124 minutes B&W) Director: Tay Garnett. Cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgin, Agnes Moorehead. Summary: Susie Tarkington, 80 years old, reveals how she met her husband, their life together, and how to use her cash to save her family. Theme: Spirit of America (Based on the 1942/374 paged Louis Bromfield novel.) (Drama)
  • August 9, 2016 - Film: Young Mr. Lincoln (1939/100 min.) Meet: Abraham Lincoln.
    • 1939 - Young Mr. Lincoln. (100 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver. Summary: Fictionalized account of Lincoln's life as a young lawyer, meeting his first love, Ann Rutledge who dies tragically, pursuing the law, establishing a law practice in Springfield, and meeting a young Mary Todd. Lincoln's law skills are put to the test when he takes on the difficult task of defending two brothers who have been accused of murder. (Drama film, Biography) (Biopic)
  • August 16, 2016 - Film: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943/75 min.) Meet: Two drifters involved with a lynch mob.
    • 1943 - The Ox-Bow Incident. (75 minutes B&W) Director: William A. Wellman. Cast: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Harry Morgan. Summary: In 1885, two wanderers ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, they eventually join a posse out to get the criminals, who also may be involved in a recent shooting. When the posse closes in on a group that could be the fugitives, they must decide on a course of action, with numerous lives hanging in the balance. (Based on the 1940/309 paged Walter Van Tilburg novel.) (Drama, WESTERN)
  • August 23, 2016 - Film: The Wrong Man (1956/105 min.) Meet: Manny Balestrero, Stork Club musician.
    • 1956 - The Wrong Man. (105 minutes) Director: The Hitchcocks. Script: Maxwell Anderson. Cast: Henry Fonda. Summary: Manny Balestrero, Stork Club bassist accused wrongly. (Adapted from "The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero, A Case of Identity" by Maxwell Anderson.) (Drama, Film noir) (Biopic)
  • August 30, 2016 - Film: Jezebel (1938/104 min.) Meet: Julie Marsden, spoiled Southern belle.
    • 1938 - Jezebel. (104 minutes B&W) Director: William Wyler. Cast: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Fay Bainter. Summary: In 1850s New Orleans, a strong-willed southern belle becomes engaged to a Northern banker, but never marries. Instead he marries a Northern bridge and returns to the South where the two women battle. (Based on an Owen Davis, Sr. play) (1939 Best Actress, Bette Davis; Supporting Actress, Fay Bainter) [LOUISIANA] (Drama)
  • September 20, 2016 - Film: Anna Karenina (1935/95 min.) Meet: Aristocrat Anna Karenina of St. Petersburg, Russia.
    • 1935 - Anna Karenina. (95 minutes) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan, Basil Rathbone. Summary: Leo Tolstoy's story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia, in which the wife of an aristocrat falls in love with a dashing cavalry officer. (Based on the Leo Tolstoy 1877/864 paged novel.) [RUSSIA] (Drama film/Drama)
  • September 27, 2016 - Film: Pride and Prejudice (1944/124 min.) Meet: Elizabeth Bennet.
    • 1940 - Pride and Prejudice. (118 minutes) Director: Robert Z. Leonard. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Mary Boland, Maureen O'Sullivan. Summary: In the early 19th century in the English village of Meryton, the arrival of wealthy bachelors, most notably Mr. Darcy, stirs up the families with single daughters. Among those is the Bennet family, with five eligible daughters, including the spirited Elizabeth and her pretty older sister, Jane. As Mrs. Bennet aggressively tries to pair off her girls, Elizabeth crosses swords with the imperious Darcy. (Based on the 1823/279 paged Jane Austen novel.) (Drama, Romance)
  • October 11, 2016 - Film: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941/95 min.) Meet: The Smiths, a married couple who discovers they are not legally married.
    • 1941 - Mr. and Mrs. Smith. (95 minutes B&W) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery. Summary: A New York lawyer and his fun-loving wife of three years discover that their marriage is not legal due to a geographic slip up where they were originally married. Rather than marry immediately, they separate, date, and the husband goes through a madcap ploy to win her back. [NEW YORK] (Romance, Drama)
  • October 18, 2016 - Film: Shadow of a Doubt (1943/108 min.) Meet: Uncle Charlie.
    • 1943 - Shadow of a Doubt . (108 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Writers: Thornton Wilder (screenplay), Sally Benson (screenplay). Cast: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Hume Cronyn, Wallace Ford, Patricia Collinge. (Drama/Adventure/Crime/ThrillerFilm Noir)
  • October 25, 2016 - Film: Lifeboat(1944/97 min.) Meet: The British and American survivors of a ship sunk by a German submarine during WWII.
    • 1944 - Lifeboat. (96 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Hume Cronyn. Summary: During World War II, eight survivors from a cross-section of society survive the cramped quarters of a small lifeboat trying to reach Bermuda after their Allied freighter is torpedoed by a German U-boat. [BERMUDA/ENGLAND] (Adventure, Drama)
  • November 8, 2016 - Film: Age of Innocence (2001/138 min.) Meet: Countess Olenska.
    • 1993 - Age of Innocence. (138 minutes PG) Cast: Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer. Summary: A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin. (Based on the Edith Wharton Pulitzer novel.)(Romance)

  • November 15, 2016 - Film: Arrowsmith (1931/99 min.) Meet: Dr. Martin Arrowsmith and his wife Leora.
    • 1931 - Arrowsmith. (99 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett. Summary: A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine. (Based on 1925/486 paged Pulitzer prize book by Sinclair Lewis.) (Drama/Melodrama)
  • November 22, 2016 - Film: The Grapes of Wrath (1940/129 min.) Meet: The Joad family.
    • 1940 - Grapes of Wrath. (129 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine. Summary: During the depression, farmers from Oklahoma leave the Dust Bowl and the poverty of their state only to face prejudice and violence in Califonia. [Based on Pulitzer winner John Steinbeck 1939/479 paged novel.] [CALIFORNIA/OKLAHOMA](Drama)
  • November 29, 2016 - Film: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942/89 min.) Meet: Meet Isabel Amberson and her dashing suitor Eugene.
    • 1942 - The Magnificent Ambersons. (148 minutes B&W) Director: Orson Welles. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead. Summary: The decline of a wealthy midwestern family. (Based on the 1918/288 paged Pulitzer novel by Booth Tarkington.)[INDIANA] (Drama film)
  • December 13, 2016 - Film: A Letter to Three Wives (1949/103 min.) Meet: Addie Ross.
    • 1949 - A Letter to Three Wives. (103 minutes) Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas, Paul Douglas, Barbara Lawrence, Jeffrey Lynn. Summary: Three small town suburban New York "society" women get a letter from a mutual acquaintance telling them that she is eloping with one of their husbands--but not which one--which leads each to ponder the state of her marriage. (Best director award and screenplay Oscar) [NEW YORK]
  • December 20, 2016 - Film: Adam's Rib (1950/101 min.) Meet: Is the court system fair to women?
    • 1949 - Adam's Rib. (101 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell, David Wayne, Jean Hagen, Hope Emerson. Summary: A New York husband and wife lawyer team clash when the wife defends a woman on trial for shooting her spouse. The lawyer-husband is the prosecutor. (Based on the Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin script.) [NEW YORK] (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance, Comedy)
  • December 27, 2016 - Film: Make Way for Tomorrow (1937/92 min.) Question: What responsibility do we have for our parents?
    • 1937 - Make Way for Tomorrow. (92 minutes) Columbia. Director: Leo McCarey. Screenplay: Vina Delmar (from the novel "The Years Are So Long" by J. Lawrence). Cast: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell. (Songs and Soaps: MELODRAMAS) (Drama, Romance)


  • January 10, 2017 - Film: The Rope (1948/81 min. PG) Meet: Do you see it my way too?
    • 1948 - The Rope. (81 minutes - PG) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger. (Based on the 1929/89 paged play, "Rope: A Play" by Patrick Hamilton.) (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER)
  • January 17, 2017 - Film: The Trouble with Harry (1955/100 min. PG) Question: Are you one of the town's residents secretly wondering if are responsible for Harry's death?
    • 1955 - The Trouble With Harry. (100 minutes PG) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. First film role for Shirley MacLaine. Cast: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn. (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER)
      Based on the novel by Jack Trevor Story.
  • January 24, 2017 - Film: Rebecca (1940/130 min.) Question: Did Max De Winter love Rebecca?
    • 1940 - Rebecca . (130 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders. (Based on the 1938/393 paged novel by Daphne DuMaurier.) (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER)
  • January 31, 2017 - Film: The Scapegoat (1959/91 min.) Question: Which lookalike has your approved personality?
    • 1959 - The Scapegoat. (91 minutes) Director: Robert Hamer. Cast: Alec Guinness, Bete Davis, Nicole Mauer. (Based on the 1957/384 paged novel by Daphne DuMaurier.) (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER)
  • February 14, 2017 - Film: The Witness (1985/112 min.) Question: What is young Samuel to do for his safety?
    • 1985 - Witness. (112 minutes) Director: Peter Weir. Writers: William Kelley, Pamela Wallace. Cast: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Alexander Godunov. Summary: A Philadelphia detective protects an 8-year old Amish boy who witnessed a drug-related murder. (cop thriller, romance, clash of cultures). (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER)

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