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The 1900s

  • 1903 - The Great Train Robbery. (12 minutes) Director: Edwin S. Porter. Cast: Bronco Billy Anderson, Summary: An American silent short Western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter, a former Edison Studios cameraman. (Genre: WESTERN) (Indie film, Short Film)


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    The 1910s

  • 1914 - The Abdication. (Based on the Ruth Wolff play)

  • 1915 - Birth of a Nation. (193 minutes) Director: D. W. Griffith. Cast: Henry B. Waltham, Lillian Gish, George Siegmann, Ralph Lewis. Summary: Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine in this controversial Civil War epic. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie's congressman father and his African-American protege, Silas Lynch. (Drama film, Indie film)

  • 1916 - Truthful Tulliver. (50 minutes) Director: William S. Hart. Cast: William S. Hart, Alma Rubens, Nina Byron. Summary: Truthful Tulliver, a Westerner and a journeying newspaperman, followed by Silver Lode Thompson, printer and compositor, arrives in Glory Hole to start a newspaper. (Western, Drama)

  • 1917 - The Heart of Texas Ryan. (56 minutes Silent Film) Director: E.A. Martin. Cast: Tom Mix, Bessie Eyton. Summary: Eager to prove himself to his boss's daughter, a cowboy captures a cattle rustler, only to get kidnapped by the rustler's gang. (Romance, Silent film, Drama, Western)

  • 1923 - Ruggles of Red Gap. (90 minutes) (Based on a Harry Leon Wilson work.) [WASHINGTON] (Romance/Comedy) (See 1918, 1923, and 1935 versions.)


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    The 1920s

  • 1920 - Way Down East. (Based on the play by Lottie Blair Parke and Joseph R. Grismer.)

  • 1921 - Orphans of the Storm. (190 minutes B&W) United Artists. Director: D. W. Griffith. Screenplay: D. W. Griffith. Cast: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Shildkraut, Lucille LaVerne. Summary: Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way. (Based on the 1877 play "The Two Orphans" by Adolphe Philippe d'Ennery and Eugene Cormon.) (Drama, Melodrama)

  • 1922 - Nosferatu. (Based on "Dracula" by Bram Stoker.)

  • 1922 - The Prisoner of Zenda. (Based on the 1894/157 paged Anthony Hope novel.) (Swashbuckler film, Drama) (See the 1922, 1937, and the 1952 versions)

  • 1923 - Bang the Drum Slowly. (Mark Harris work)

  • 1923 - Ruggles of Red Gap. (90 minutes) (Based on a Harry Leon Wilson work.) [WASHINGTON] (Romance/Comedy) (See 1918, 1923, and 1935 versions.)

  • 1924 - The Iron Horse. (119 minutes B&W) [silent film] Director: John Ford. Cast: George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Cyril Chadwick, Fred Kohler, Gladys Hulette, James Marcus. Summary: Story of the construction of America's first transcontinental railroad eastward from Sacramento, California and westward from Omaha, Nebraska, following the life of Davy Brandon who had seen his father murdered by a man with three fingers on one hand only to meet that man later in life when a shortcut route for the railroad would pass through the site Davy's father envisioned years previously. A corrupt railroad surveyor and the local property owner who would benefit from a profitable route set up a showdown. Of course, Davy finds his girlfriend from his youth along the route too. [CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS, NEBRASKA, UTAH] (Drama, Western)

  • 1924 - The Thief of Bagdad. (138 minutes) United Artists - Director: Raoul Walsh. Screenplay: Lotta Woods. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Anna May Wong. (Fantasy, Drama)

    Director: Raoul Walsh: What Price Glory? (1926); Sadie Thompson (1928); The Big Trail (1930); The Bowery (1933); High Sierra (1941); Objective Burma (1945); White Heat (1949)

  • 1925 - The Phantom of the Opera. (Silent film) (Based on the Gaston Leroux work.) (See the 1943 version.)

  • 1925 - Riders of the Purple Saga. (56 minutes - silent film) Directors: Lynn Reynolds and Wilfred Lucas. Cast: Tom Mix, Beatrice Turnham, Warner Oland. Summary: A Texas Ranger searches for his kidnapped sister. (Based on 1912/320 paged Zane Grey novel.)(Drama, Western)

  • 1925 - Stella Dallas. Director: Henry King (Based on the 1923/245 paged Olive Higgins Prouty novel.) (Drama) (See 1925 and 1937 versions)

  • 1925 - Tumbleweeds. (82 minutes) Directors: William S. Hart, King Baggot Cast: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield. Summary: In 1890s Kansas, a cowboy drifter by nature, meets and falls in love with a women whom he accidentally lassoed. Deciding to change his ways, the cowboy intends to join the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893, stake his land and settle down with his new love. However, before the start of the homesteading race, Carver is arrested, and his hopes of beginning anew are jeopardized. (Indie film/Silent film/WESTERN)

  • 1927 - Chicago. (118 minutes B&W) Director: Frank Urson. Cast: Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi. (Based on the 1926 play, "Chicago" written by Maurine Dallas Watkins.) (Inspiration for 1975 stage musical "Chicago.") (See the 1927, 1942 Roxie Hart, 2002 adaptations) (Comedy, Drama)

  • 1927 - The Jazz Singer. (89 minutes B&W) Warner Brothers. Director: Alan Crosland. Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer. Summary: Young Jakie Rabinowitz loves jazz and ragtime, and wants to be a performer. But his father is a cantor, and he orders his son to carry on the family tradition. Jakie tries his hand anyway, only to be discovered by neighbor Moisha Yudelson and kicked out of the house. A decade later, an older Jakie has followed his dream, changed his name and found love with performer, but he still wants to win his father over. [NEW YORK] (Jewish Experience) (Drama film)

  • 1927 - Metropolis. (153 minutes) Director: Fritz Lang. Cast: Brigitte Helm, Gustav Frohlich. Summary: In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (Based on the H.G. Wells work.)(Science fiction film, Epic film, Drama)

  • 1927 - Wings. (130 minutes PG-13) Paramount - Director: William A. Wellman. Screenplay: Hope Loring, Harry D. Lighton; from John M. Saunders's story. Cast: Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen, Gary Cooper. (Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Engineering Effects) (Drama, Action)

    Director: William Wellman: Wings (1927); Public Enemy (1931); Nothing Sacret (1937); A Star Is Born (1937); The Ox Bow Incident (1942); Roxie Hart (1942); The Story of G. I. Joe (1945); The High and the Mighty (1954); Track of the Cat (1954)

  • 1928 - The Man Who Laughs. (Based on a Victor Hugo work.)

  • 1928 - Speedy. (85 minutes) Director: Ted Wilde. Cast: Harold Lloyd. Summary: Silent film of a young man trying to save New York's last horse-drawn streetcar line. [NEW YORK] (Comedy, Family, Action)

  • 1929 - Abie's Irish Rose. (129 minutes) Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Charles (Buddy) Rogers, Nancy Carroll. Summary: A comedy in which a Catholic and a Jew marry, causing tension within both families. (Based on the 1922 Anne Nichols play) (Drama, Comedy)

  • 1929 - Blackmail. Silent film - Alfred Hitchcock film

  • 1929 - Bridge of San Luis Rey. (90 minutes B&W) Director: Rey Charles Brabin. Cast: Lili Damita, Raquel Tores, Ernest Torrance, Don Alvarado. Summary: A monk witnesses five people die in a bridge collapse and ponders the nature of their lives. (Based on the 1927/138 paged Thornton Wilder novel.) (Drama, Indie film)

  • 1929 - The Canary Murder Case. (S.S. Van Dine Philo Vance work)

  • 1929 - Disraeli. (90 minutes B&W) Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: George Arliss, Joan Bennett. Summary: Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal. (Adapted from Louis N. Parker 1911 play, Disraeli.) (Drama, Indie film)

  • 1929 - Juno and the Paycock. (85 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Sara Allgood, Edward Chapman, Sidney Morgan. Summary: Set during the Dublin uprising the story focuses on a poor family consisting of a young unwed mother, an anticipated inheritance, and an unwise young man. Hitchcock uses melodrama and sinister moods to set his plot. [IRELAND] (Based on the 1924 Sean O'Casey play.) (Drama film/Comedy)

  • 1929 - Madame X. (95 minutes B&W) Director: Lionel Barrymore. Cast: Ruth Chatterton, Lewis Stone. Summary: A young lawyer unknowingly defends his mother who abandoned him when he was three. (Drama)

  • 1929 - Show Boat. (Versions made in 1929, 1936, 1951) (Based on the 1926/398 paged Edna Ferber novel.)

  • 1929 - The Virginian. (91 minutes) Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Mary Brian. Summary: A good-natured cowboy who is romancing the new schoolmarm has a crisis of conscience when he discovers his best friend is engaged in cattle rustling. (Based on the 1902/352 paged "The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains" by Owen Wister.)(Drama, Western) (1929 is the third version of the film)


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    The 1930s

  • 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)

  • 1930 - Anna Christie. (89 minutes B&W) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Greta Garbo, George F. Marion. (Based on the 1921 Eugene O'Neill play) (Drama)

  • 1930 - The Big Trail. (110 minutes) Director: Raoul Ralsh. Cast: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, Tyrone Power. Summary: A scout leads a wagon train across the wilderness. (Genre: WESTERN)

  • 1930 - Billy the Kid. (98 minutes). Director: King Vidor. Writers: Walter Noble Burns (book). Cast: Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson. (Genre: WESTERN)

    Director: King Vidor - Billy the Kid (1930), Stella Dallas (1937), The Citadel (1938), Duel in the Sun (1946), The Fountainhead (1949), Ruby Gentry (1952), Man Without a Star (1955), War and Peace (1956), Solomon and Sheba (1959)

  • 1930 - Holiday. (Based on the Philip Barry 1928 play.)

  • 1930 - Little Caesar. (77 minutes) First National - Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Screenplay: Francis Edwards Faragoh; adaptation by Robert W. Lee. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Glenda Farrell, Sidney Blackmer, Thomas Jackson. (Based on the 1929/160 paged novel by W. R. Burnett.) (Drama/Adventure/Gangster Film/Film Noir)

  • 1930 - Min and Bill. (69 minutes B&W) Director: George W. Hill. Cast: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan. (Based on 1929 Dark Star by Lorna Moon) (Drama/Melodrama)

  • 1930 - Moby Dick. (Based on the 1851/720 paged Herman Melville novel.) (See the 1956 version)

  • 1930 - Murder. (Based on "Enter Sir John" by Clemence Dane.)

  • 1930 - The Royal Family of Broadway. Summary: The Barrymores. (Based on the 1927 Broadway play by Kaufman and Ferber.)

  • 1930 - The Sea Wolf. (87 minutes) Director: Alfred Sandell. Cast: Milton Sills, Jane Keithley. (Based on the 1904 psychological adventure novel by Jack London). (Melodrama/Romance)

  • 1930 - Today We Live. (Based on "Turn About" by William Faulkner.)

  • 1931 - An American Tragedy. (96 minutes) Director: Josef von Sternberg. Cast: Phillips Holmes, Frances Dee, Sylvia Sidney. (Based on the 1925/859 paged Theodore Dreiser novel). (Drama/Romance)

  • 1931 - Arrowsmith. (99 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett. (Based on 1925/486 paged Pulitzer prize book by Sinclair Lewis.) (Drama/Melodrama)

  • 1931 - The Champ. (86 minutes) Director: King Vidor. Cast: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich. Summary: Alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son. (Best actor, best story) (Drama, Sport)

  • 1931 - Cimarron. (125 minutes) Director: Wesley Ruggles. Cast: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne. Summary: A pioneer family building their empire in the primitive Oklahoma wilderness. [Based on the 1929/400 paged Edna Ferber novel] (Genre: WESTERN)(See the 1960 version)

  • 1931 - Connecticut Yankee. (96 minutes) Director: David Butler. Cast: Will Rogers, William Farnum, Frank Albertson, Maureen O'Sullivan, Myrna Loy. Summary: A man is transported to the times of King Arthur. (Based on Mark Twain's 1889/480 paged fantasy, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.)

  • 1931 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde . (98 minutes). Director: Rouben Mammalian. Writers: Samuel Hoffenstein. Cast: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart. (Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson 1886/157 paged book.) (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER)

  • 1931 - Dracula. (85 minutes) Director: Tod Browning, Karl Freund. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Dwight Frye, (Based on the story by Bram Stoker) (Fantasy/Horror)

  • 1931 - The Dreyfus Case. (90 minutes) Directors: F. W. Kraemer, Milton Rosmer. Cast: Cedric Hardwick, Charles Carson, George Merritt. (Biography/Drama)

  • 1931 - A Free Soul. (91 minutes) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable, James Gleason. Summary: An agreement between a father and daughter where he will give up alcohol if she gives up her gangster boyfriend. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1931 - Frankenstein. (120 minutes) Director: James Whale. Cast: Colin Clive, Dwight Frye, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke. Summary: This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz, Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster, but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation. (Based on the 1818/280 paged Mary Shelley novel.)(Science fiction film/Drama film/Horror)

  • 1931 - The Front Page. (99 minutes) Director: Lewis Milestone. Cast: Pat O'Brien, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton. Summary: In 1920s Chicago, a newspaper editor and his ace reporter fight corruption. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1931 - The Maltese Falcon. (155 minutes) Director: Roy Del Ruth. Cast: Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez. (Based on the 1929/213 paged Dashiell Hammett novel) (Thriller/Detective fiction)

  • 1931 - Min and Bill. (70 minutes) Director: George Hill. Cast: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan, Marjorie Rambeau. Summary: A feisty owner of a California waterfront hotel raises the abandoned daughter of a disreputable mother and is threatened with losing the child so she lets a married couple continue her upbringing which included sending her away to school, letting her develop into a lady who comes back to the waterfront 4 years later to marry the son of a wealthy San Pedro businessman. Will murder and capture be the only way to prevent the child's biological mother from interfering? [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1931 - Monkey Business. (79 minutes B&W) Director: Norman Z. McLeod. Cast: the four Marx Brothers. (Comedy)

  • 1931 - Pardon Us. (56 minutes) Director: James Parrott. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Walter Long. Summary: prison for selling home brewed beer. [ordeal in the ARCTIC] (Drama/Comedy)

  • 1931 - Private Lives. (Based a Noel Coward work.)

  • 1931 - The Public Enemy. (83 minutes) Warner Brothers - Director: William Wellman. Story: Kubec Glasman and John Bright; adaptation by Harry Thew. Cast: James Cagney, Edward Woods, Donald Cook, Joan Blondell, Jean Harlow, Mae Clark. (Drama/Adventure/Gangster Film/Film Noir)

    Director: William Wellman: Wings (1927); Public Enemy (1931); Nothing Sacret (1937); A Star Is Born (1937); The Ox Bow Incident (1942); Roxie Hart (1942); The Story of G. I. Joe (1945); The High and the Mighty (1954); Track of the Cat (1954)

  • 1931 - Resurrection. (Based on a Leon Tolstoy work.)

  • 1931 - The Sin of Madelon Claudet. (75 minutes B&W) Director: Edgar Selwyn. Cast: Helen Hayes, Neil Hamilton. (Melodrama)

  • 1931 - The Skin Game. (89 minutes B&W) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Helen Hayes, Edmund Gwenn. Summary: An English aristocrat's wife blackmails a progressive over a land deal. (Based on the 1920 John Galsworthy play) (Drama)

  • 1931 - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. (157 minutes) Director: Rouben Mammalian. Cast: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart. (Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson 1886/157 paged book.) (1931 Best Picture; 1931 Best Actor - Frederic March.)

  • 1931 - The Strawberry Blonde. (97 minutes) Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale Sr., Jack Carson, George Tobias, Una O'Connor, George Reeves. Summary: Flashback story of a Gay Nineties future dentist living in the city, losing his girl through unrequited love, going to prison, and rising above all to become a loving husband and unvengeful man. [NEW YORK CITY]

  • 1931 - Susan Lenox, Her Rise and Fall. (Based on a David Graham Phillips work.)

  • 1931 - Svengali. (Based on George DuMaurier's work "Trilby".)

  • 1931 - Waterloo Bridge. (Based on the Robert Sherwood 1930 play.) (Versions 1931, 1940, and 1956 as "Gaby")

  • 1932 - Back Street. (86 minutes) Director: John M. Stahl. Cast: Irene Dunne, John Boles, George Meeker, ZaSu Pitts, June Clyde. Summary: The twenty-five year affair between a Cincinnati-based fashion designer falls in love with a department store owner whom she plans to marry. The designer must help out her sister from an emotional situation on the day she is to meet his mother. They break up. Five years later they meet by chance in New York City, both having professional and social prominence, and resume their love affair. He is married with two children. [OHIO; NEW YORK] (Based on the 1931/441 paged Fannie Hurst novel) (Drama) (See 1941 version)

  • 1932- A Bill of Divorcement. (70 minutes) Director: Goerge Cukor. Cast: John Barrymore, Billie Burke, Katharine Hepburn, David Manners, Bramwell Fletcher, Henry Stephenson, Paul Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Patterson. Summary: A man returns to his family after 15 years from a mental hospital just as his ex-wife is to marry and his daughter, Sydney, is to marry. When he returns, he meets his daughter who is grown and plans to marry. How will her discovery of the inherited insanity in her family direct her future life? [NEW YORK] (Based on the 1921/158 paged Clemence Dane play) (Drama)

  • 1932 - Blessed Event (90 minutes B&W) Director: Roy Del Ruth. Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Berton Churchill. (Based on Manuel Seff work) (Drama, Melodrama)

  • 1932 - The Cabin in the Cotton. (78 minutes B&W) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Berton Churchill. (Harry Harrison Kroll work) (Melodrama)

  • 1932 - Emma. (73 minutes) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Marie Dressler, Richard Cromwell, Jean Hershel, Myrna Loy. Summary: After decades of raising the motherless Smith children, housekeeper Emma Thatcher is faced with resentment when she marries their father. (social classes) (Drama, Comedy)

  • 1932 - A Farewell to Arms. (81 minutes) Director: Frank Borzage. Cast: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Philips, Jack LaRue. Summary: During World War I two lovers, an American driving an Italian ambulance who meets and falls in love with a British nurse. [ITALY] (Based on 1929/355 paged Ernest Hemingway's novel)(Drama/Romance)

  • 1932 - Grand Hotel. (Menschen in Hotel) (Based on a Vicki Baum work.)

  • 1932 - Hell's House. (72 minutes) Director: Howard Higgin. Cast: Junior Durkin, Bette Davis, Pat O'Brien, Frank Coghlan Jr., Charley Grapewin, Emma Dunn. Summary: A naive orphan kid during Prohibition admires an unscrupulous bootlegger and does time in a poorly run juvenile reformatory in New York because he won't rat on an adult crook. [NEW YORK]

  • 1932 - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang. (93 minutes) Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson. (Based on the 1932/280 paged Robert Elliott Burns book, I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang) (Drama/Noir)

  • 1932 - The Old Dark House. (Based on "Benighted" a J.B. Priestley novel.)

  • 1932 - The Phantom President. (Based on a George F. Worts novel.)

  • 1932 - Rain (Based on W. Somerset Maugham's "Sadie Thompson")

  • 1932 - Red Dust. (83 minutes) Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Mary Astor, Donald Crisp, Gene Raymond, Tully Marshall. Summary: A rubber plantation boss in Indochina romances two women. (Based on a Wilson Collison story.)[INDOCHINA] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1932 - Scarface. (95 minutes PG) Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson. Cast: Osgood Perkins, Paul Muni. Summary: Gangster warfare. (Crime film/Drama)

  • 1932 - Shanghai Express. (80 minutes) Director: Josef von SternbergCast: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Warner Oland, Louise Closser Hale. Summary: A woman causes the downfall of a Chinese warlord during the Chinese Civil War to save the life and reputation of the man she loves. [CHINA] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1932 - The Sign of the Cross. (Based on the Wilson Barrett play.)

  • 1932 - Tarzan the Ape Man. (100 minutes) MGM - Director: W. S. Van Dyke. Screenplay: Cyril Hume. Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan. (Based on the novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs) Genre: ADVENTURE

    Director: W. S. Van Dyke: White Shadows in the South Seas (1928); Trader Horn (1930); Tarzan the Ape Man (1932); Manhattan Melodrama (1934); The Thin Man (1934); San Francisco (1936); Sweethearts (1938)

  • 1932 - Three on a Match. (68 minutes) Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Joan Blondell, Bette Davis, Ann Dvorak, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Jenkins, Edward Arnold, Glenda Farrell. Summary: Chronology using newspaper headlines and film footage spanning 1919 through World War II of three New York childhood school friends who meet ten years after graduation. The stenographer, showgirl, and wealthy wife of an attorney reminisce over lunch and a cigarette using three on a match. The saying goes that one will die. The wealthy woman deserts her husband taking their son, takes up with a gangster, and ruins her life. Kidnapping, remarriage, crime develop this film. [NEW YORK]

  • 1933 - The Bitter Tea of General Yen. (77 minutes) Director: Frank Capra. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther. Summary: A Chinese warlord's love for an American missionary, during China's Civil War, goes unrequited. [Based on 1930/224 paged Grace Zaring Stone novel.] [CHINA] (Drama)

  • 1933 - Christopher Strong. (78 minutes) Director: Dorothy Arzner. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Colin Clive, Billie Burke. (Based on Gilbert Frankau work.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1933 - Counsellor at Law. (81 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Cast: John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Melvyn Douglas, Isabel Jewell, Thelma Todd, Mayo Methot. Summary: During Depression-era New York City, George Simon, a Jewish attorney whose family came to the United States in steerage, practices law from the Empire State Building dabbling in high-profile cases and pro-bono work for people from his former neighborhood. A past legal indiscretion, the possibility of disbarment, learning of the affair of his wife, and thinking of jumping from a window and killing himself are put aside as he gets energized by a new high profile case. [NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK] (Based on the book of Elmer Rice.)

  • 1933 - Dinner at Eight. (111 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe, Billie Burke, Madge Evans, Jean Hersholt, Karen Morley, Phillips Holmes. Summary: During the Depression in New York City, the Manhattan dinner party brings together the economically troubled and the rising businessmen and the distinct personalities of the tizzy fit hostess (Billie Burke), the actress/grande dame of worldliness (Marie Dressler), the aspiring social class couple (Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery), the husband whose business is failing (John Barrymore), and the aging and sexy movie star (Lionel Barrymore). [NEW YORK]

  • 1933 - Doctor Bull. Director: John Ford. Cast: Will Rogers, Vera Allen. Summary: New Winton, Connecticut.

  • 1933 - Don Quixote. (82 minutes B&W) Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst. Cast: Feodor Chaliapin, George Robey, Sidney Fox. Summary: The delusional Don Quixote sets out on a noble quest with his trusty attendant Sancho Panza to seek adventure and defend the helpless against the giants, all in the name of chivalry. Along the way he encounters various people and places, mistaking them for something more valiant than they really are, as he's read a few too many books in his lifetime. While Sancho struggles to keep his master safe, Don Quixote's niece plots to return him safely home. (Based on 1605 and 1615 Miguel de Cervantes novel). (Satirical quest)

  • 1933 - Duck Soup. (70 minutes) Director: Leo McCarey. Cast: Margaret Dumont, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Louis Calhern. Summary: When the tiny nation of Freedonia goes bankrupt, its wealthy benefactor insists that the wacky Rufus T. Firefly become the country's president. Sensing a weakness in leadership, the bordering nation of Sylvania sends in the spies to set the stage for a revolution. The countries verge on all-out war.(Comedy musical/Musical)

  • 1933 - Emperor Jones. (73 minutes) Director: Dudley Murphy. Cast: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank Wilson, Fredi Washington. Summary: A Georgia Pullman porter kills a man, is sent to a chain gang, escapes to a Caribbean island on a ship, and becomes emperor of the island only to be deposed and killed. (Based on 1920 play by Eugene O'Neill) (Drama)

  • 1933 - 42 Street. (Based on a Bradford Ropes work.)

  • 1933 - His Double Life. (Based on "Buried Alive" an Arnold Bennett work.) (1943 film version "Holy Matrimony.")

  • 1933 - The Invisible Man. (72 minutes) Director: James Whale Cast: Claude Rains, Henry Travers, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan. Summary: While researching a new drug, Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) stumbles on a potion that can make him invisible. When he reveals his new ability to his old mentor (Henry Travers) and his fiancée, it's clear that a side effect of the potion is insanity. Jack goes on a violent rampage, and the police struggle to hunt him down, unable to see their target, while his mentor and his former partner desperately try to devise a plan to capture him. (Based on the 1897/192 paged H.G. Wells novel "The Invisible Man" )(Fantasy)

  • 1933 - The Kennel Murder Case. (Based on a S.S. Van Dine novel.)

  • 1933 - King Kong. (125 minutes) Director: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack. Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot. Summary: An actress and director travel to the Indian Ocean to do location shoots for the director's new jungle picture. Upon arriving at a mysterious island, the actress is taken hostage by natives who prepare her as a sacrifice to the enormous ape Kong who rules over their jungle. (Science fiction film/Disaster Film)

  • 1933 - Lady for a Day. (95 minutes) Director: Frank Capra. Cast: May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Warren William. Summary: An old street vendor who has been writing to her daughter in Europe for years must impersonate a socialite when her daughter comes to meet her for the first time with her Spanish fiance and his parents. She gets the help of her Broadway gangster pals to pull it off. [see: 1961 version] [NEW YORK] (Based on Damon Runyon's short story "Madam La Gimp.") (Comedy-drama/Comedy)

  • 1933 - The Life of Jimmy Dolan. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Loretta Young.

  • 1933 - Little Women. (Based on the Louisa May Alcott novel.)

  • 1933 - A Man's Castle. (75 minutes) Columbia. Director: Frank Borzage. Screenplay: Jo Swerling. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Walter Connelly. (Songs and Soaps: MELODRAMAS) (Drama)

  • 1933 - Morning Glory. (Based on the Zoe Akins novel.)

  • 1933 - Mystery of the Wax Museum. (Based on the Charles S. Belden play.)

  • 1933 - The Power and the Glory. (Based on the Graham Greene novel.)

  • 1933 - The Private Life of Henry VIII. (98 minutes) Director: Alexander Korda Cast: Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Wendy Barrie, Elsa Lanchester. Summary: Renowned for his excess, King Henry VIII goes through a series of wives during his rule. With Anne Boleyn, his second wife, executed on charges of treason, King Henry weds maid Jane Seymour, but that marriage also ends in tragedy. Not one to be single for long, the king picks German-born Anne of Cleves as his bride, but their union lasts only months before an annulment is granted, and King Henry continues his string of spouses. (Drama/Romance)

  • 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)

  • 1933 - She Done Him Wrong. (66 minutes) Director: Lowell Sherman. Cast: Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery, Sr. Summary: In New York City in the Bowery of the 1890s a brash barroom entertainer has a soft spot for men in trouble, especially the mission director. She unknowingly gets caught up in a murder, as well as a white slavery ring, and sets about clearing things up as only she can. In between rescues she manages to perform some of her heated, hip-swinging classics including a steamy belting of "Frankie and Johnnie." [NEW YORK]

  • 1933 - Supernatural. (64 minutes) Director: Victor Halperin. Cast: Carole Lombard, Randolph Scott, Vivienne Osborne, Alan Dinehart, H. B. Warner, Beryl Mercer, William Farnum. Summary: The spirt of an executed murderess enters the body of a New York socialite during a seance and allows the murderess to exact revenge after death. [NEW YORK]

  • 1933 - Topaze. (Based on the Marcel Pagnol play.)

  • 1933 - 20,000 Years in Sing Sing. (Based on the Warden Lewis and E. Lawes book.)

  • 1933 - Zoo in Budapest. (94 minutes B&W) Director: Rowland V. Lee. Cast: Loretta Young, Gene Raymond. Summary: An orphan girl escapes her caregivers to be with a young man raised at the zoo whose only previous friends are the animals. (Melodrama, Drama, Romance)

  • 1934 - The Age of Innocence. (74 minutes) Director: Philip Moeller. Cast: Irene Dunne, John Boles. Music: Max Steiner. Summary: (Based on the 1921/305 paged novel by Edith Wharton.) (Drama/Romance)

  • 1934 - The Barretts of Wimple Street. (110 minutes B&W) Director: Sidney Franklin. Music: Herbert Stothart. Cast: Norma Shearer, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton, Fredric March. Summary: Poet Elizabeth Barrett is slowly recovering from a crippling illness with the help of her siblings. When she meets fellow poet Robert Browning in a romantic first encounter, her heart belongs to him. However, her controlling father has no intention of allowing her out of his sight (Drama)

  • 1934 - Chained. (Based on Edgar Selwyn work)

  • 1934 - The Count of Monte Cristo. (114 minutes B&W) Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Philip Dunne. Music: Alfred Newman. Cast: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer. O. P. Heggie. Summary: A sailor falsely accused of helping Napoleon in exile escapes from his 15-year prison sentence and seeks revenge. [Based on 1844/1276 paged Alexander Dumas novel] [FRANCE] (Drama/Thriller/Adventure)

  • 1934 - Dames. (92 minutes) Director: Ray Enright. Cast: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell, ZaSu Pitts, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert. Summary: A Buffalo, New York bachelor millionaire with a high sense of morals oversees his relatives' behavior with threat of disinheritance. An ambitious songwriter tries to open a Broadway musical show with the help of a female singer/dancer who gets the money for the backing through blackmail. Excellent Busby Berkeley creative work. [BUFFALO, NEW YORK; NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK]

  • 1934 - Death Takes a Holiday. (79 minutes B&W) Director: Mitchell Leisen. Cast: Fredric March, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standin. Summary: Death, unable to relate to humans, takes the form of Prince Sirki, and tries life as a person. Many women are instantly attracted to him but once they really get to know him, they become frightened. (Based on 1924 Italian play "La Morte in Vacant" by Alberto Casella) (Fantasy)

  • 1934 - Don Quixote. (Based on a Cervantes novel.)

  • 1934 - Evelyn Prentice. (Based on a W.E. Woodward novel.)

  • 1934 - The House of Rothschild. (88 minutes B&W) Director: Alfred L. Werker, Sidney Lanfield. Music: Alfred Newman. Cast: George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young. Summary: Prominent European banking family with Jewish roots. (Drama)

  • 1934 - Imitation of Life. (105 minutes B&W) Universal. Director: John Dahl. Screenplay: William Hurlbut. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Warren Williams, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers. Summary: A widow and her daughter take in a fair-skinned black girl and her housekeeper mother. The two decide to start a business on the Atlantic City boardwalk. using the housekeeper's family pancake recipe. Together, the women find great success and considerable fortune, but they also encounter family hardships and some deep-seated identity and racial problems.(Based on the 1933/352 paged Fannie Hurst novel). (Drama/Romance/Melodrama)

  • 1934 - It Happened One Night. (105 minutes) Director: Frank Capra. Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond. Summary: A reporter follows a runaway heiress to Florida from New York and falls in love with her. (Based on "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins.)(Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance, Road movie)

  • 1934 - Judge Priest. (81 minutes B&W) Director: John Ford. Cast: Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Hattie McDaniels. Summary: An amiable Civil War veteran living in small-town Kentucky dispenses justice in his court. (Comedy)

  • 1934 - The Little Minister. (Based on a James M. Barrie novel.)

  • 1934 - Little Miss Marker. (Based on a Damon Runyon work.)

  • 1934 - Madame Bovary. Director: Jean Renoir Cast: Dolores Del Rio, Reginald Owen. Summary: Story of a 19th century courtesan and her romance with King Louis XV. (Based on the 1856/329 paged novel by Gustave Flaubert.) [FRANCE] (Drama/History) (See the 1949 version)

  • 1934 - The Man From Utah. (57 minutes) Director: Robert Bradbury. Cast: John Wayne, Polly Ann Young, George "Gabby" Hayes. Summary: A lawman goes undercover to investigate a scam at the rodeo.

  • 1934 - The Man Who Knew Too Much. (75 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Music: Benjamin Peltonen, Arthur Benjamin. Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best. Summary: On a family vacation in Switzerland, a couple become friendly with a man staying in their hotel. When the stranger is assassinated in their presence, the vacation turns dangerous. Before dying, the stranger passes along a secret. Then, to keep the couple silent, a band of foreign assassins kidnaps their daughter. Offered no help by the police, the couple hunt for their daughter as they try to understand the information that they have. (Mystery/Crime fiction)

  • 1934 - Men in White. (Based on the Pulitzer play by Sidney Kingsley.)

  • 1934 - The Merry Widow. (99 minutes) Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Music: Franz Lehar, Herbert Stothart, Richard Rodgers. Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, George Barbier, Maurice Chevalier. Summary: The kingdom of Marshovia is so small that one of its richest citizens is responsible for paying more than half of its taxes. Understandably, when she runs away to Paris and takes her money with her. The king dispatches a count to win back her allegiance and restore the nation to prosperity.(Comedy music/Drama)

  • 1934 - Of Human Bondage. (83 minutes) Director: John Cromwell. Cast: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Frances Dee, Reginald Owen, Reginald Denny. Summary: A gentleman doctor is inexplicably infatuated with a working class waitress. (Based on the 1915/648 paged W. Somerset Maugham novel.) [ENGLAND] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1934 - Our Daily Bread. (84 minutes) Director: King Vidor: Cast: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen. Summary: Set in a fictitious Centre County in Ottaway Township, this social drama independently produced and directed by King Vidor focuses on a young couple during the Depression attempting to make a go of a communal farm society with city folk sharing their skills, trades, and ingenuity to survive from the land. [IOWA; MINNESOTA, OREGON, CALIFORNIA mentioned in the dialogue]

  • 1934 - The Private Life of Don Juan. (Based on the Henri Bataille work.)

  • 1934 - The Scarlet Pimpernel. (95 minutes) Director: Harold Young. Cast: Leslie Howard, Raymond Massey, Merle Oberon, Nigel Bruce. Summary: An English aristocrat in 1792 leads a double life aiding French revolutionaries while posing as a foppish member of British society. (Based on the 1905/319 paged novel by Emma Orczy.) [ENGLAND; FRANCE] (Drama)

  • 1934 - Tarzan and His Mate. (Based on an Edgar Rice Burroughs work.)

  • 1934 - The Thin Man. (91 minutes) Director: W. S. Van Dyke II. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell. Summary: Nick Charles, private eye, and his wife Nora solve mystery unfolding at Christmas in New York City when an eccentric inventor disappears after threatening his mistress with a lawsuit for embezzlement. (Based on the 1933/259 paged Dashiell Hammett novel.) [NEW YORK] (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Crime/Comedy/Thriller)

  • 1934 - Thirty-Day Princess. (Based on a Clarence Budington Kelland work.)

  • 1934 - Treasure Island. (105 minutes B&W) Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Nigel Bruce, Wallace Beery. Summary: Young Jim Hawkins works at the Admiral Benbow Inn with his mother. Soon after Billy Bones, a stranger, arrives and starts ranting about treasure, he dies. Jim finds a map in his possessions leading to a pirate's treasure stash. Squire Trelawney is convinced to raise money for an expedition. Pirate Long John Silver infiltrates the voyage as ship's cook, bringing his crew with him and preparing to mutiny and steal the treasure. (Based on 1882/311 paged Robert Louis Stevenson novel.) (Adventure/Drama)

  • 1934 - Twentieth Century. (91 minutes) Columbia. Director: Howard Hawks. Screenplay: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur. Cast: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns. (Based on the unproduced play "Napoleon on Broadway" by Charles B. Millholland.) (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance/Comedy)

    Director: Howard Hawks: The Dawn Patrol (1930); Scarface (1932); Twentieth Century (1934); Barbary Coast (1935); Bringing Up Baby (1938); His Girl Friday (1940); To Have and Have Not (1944); The Big Sleep (1946); Red River (1948); Monkey Business (1952); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953); Rio Bravo (1958); Hatari (1962); Man's Favourite Sport (1964); El Dorado (1966)

  • 1934 - Viva Villa!. (115 minutes B&W) Directors: Jack Conway, Howard Hawks, William A. Wellman, John Waters. Cast: Wallace Beery, Donald Cook. Summary: After an overseer beats his peon father to death, a young Pancho Villa kills the man. Retreating to the hills, Villa, as a vicious bandit, brutally attacks the wealthy, which earns him the respect of the poor. When revolutionary Don Felipe de Castillo realizes he can utilize Villa's bloodlust, he brings the bandit to the revolutionary leader Francisco Madero.(Drama/WESTERN)

  • 1934 - What Every Woman Knows. (Based on the James M. Barrie play.)

  • 1934 - We're Not Dressing. (Based on J. M. Barrie's "Admirable Crichton.")

  • 1935 - Alice Adams. (99 minutes) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Fred Mac Murray, Evelyn Venable, Hattie McDaniel. Summary: Family life in South Renford, Indiana, where class and wealth are important for social activities. [Based on the 1921/268 paged Book Tarkington Pulitzer novel] [INDIANA] (Drama, Romance)

  • 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)

  • 1935 - Annie Oakley. (minutes) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas. (WESTERN)

  • 1935 - The Bride of Frankenstein. ( ) Director: James Whale. Music: Franz Waxman. Cast: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger. Summary: After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control.(Based on the 1818 Mary Shelley Frankenstein novel.) (Science fiction film/Drama)

  • 1935 - The Call of the Wild. (95 minutes B&W) Director: William Wellman Cast: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie. Summary: Set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck.(Based on the 1903/172 paged Jack London novel.) (Drama/Adventure)

  • 1935 - Captain Blood. (98 minutes) Warners - Director: Michael Curtiz. Screenplay: Casey Robinson. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone. Summary: While stationed in India during the Crimean War, a major and his Light Brigade respond to local provocations at the historical Battle of Balaklava. (Based on the Rafael Sabatini novel.) Genre: ADVENTURE (Drama)

  • 1935 - The Casino Murder Case. (Based on S.S. Van Dine Philo Vance novel.)

  • 1935 - China Seas (87 minutes B&W) (Based on 1930 Crosbie Garstin work)

  • 1935 - David Copperfield. (130 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Basil Rathbone, Freddie Bartholomew, W.C. Fields, Edna May Oliver, Roland Young, Madge Evans. Summary: Abused by his cruel stepfather after his mother dies, young David Copperfield first finds shelter in the convivial home of Mr. Micawber and later grows up under the protection of his kindhearted Aunt Betsey. As an adult, David meets the beautiful Agnes Wickfield and attempts to free her struggling family's business from villainous blackmailer Uriah Heep and his henchmen. (Based on the 1850/624 paged Charles Dickens novel.) (Drama/Romance)

  • 1935 - Evergreen. (Based on a Benn W. Levy play.)

  • 1935 - Hands Across the Table. (80 minutes) Director: Mitchell Leisen. Cast: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, William Demarest, Astrid Allwyn, Ruth Donnelly, Marie Prevost. Summary: A manicurist vows to marry for money rather than love until she meets a recently-poor but charming man who has the same motto and dilemma of true love. [NEW YORK]

  • 1935 - The Informer. (91 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster. Summary: In 1922 Dublin, the hard-drinking Irishman, Gippo Nolan, informs on his friend during the Irish rebellion for money to impress his girlfriend. The IRA group to which he belongs finds him out. (Based on a Liam O'Flaherty novel.) [1935 Best Actor - Victor McLaglen; Best Director - John Ford; Best Screenplay - Dudley Nichols; Best Score: Max Steiner. [IRELAND] (Drama)

  • 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)

  • 1935 - The Lives of a Bengal Lancer. (109 minutes) Director: Henry Hathaway. Cast: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone. Summary: Friends in the British regiment mentor the commander's son. [INDIA] (Drama)

  • 1935 - Magnificent Obsession. (Based on the Lloyd C. Douglas novel.) (Drama)

  • 1935 - Mutiny on the Bounty. (132 minutes) Director: Frank Lloyd. Cast: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Dudley Digges, Eddie Quillan. Summary: Mutiny led by Fletcher Christian against the tyrannical Captain Bligh during a 1789 British naval expedition on the South Seas. (Based on the 1932/400 paged Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel.)[PACIFIC OCEAN] (Drama)

  • 1935 - Night at the Opera. (96 minutes G) Directors: Sam Wood and Edmund Goulding. Cast: Groucho Marx, Allan Jones, Kitty Carlisle, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx. (Comedy music/Musical)

  • 1935 - Oil for the Lamps of China. (97 minutes) Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Pat O'Brien, Josephine Hutch. (Based on an Alice Tisdale Hobart novel.) (Melodrama, Drama)

  • 1935 - Peter Ibbetson ((Based on a George Du Maurier work.)

  • 1935 - Roberta. (106 minutes) Director: William A. Seiter. Music: Max Steiner. Cast: Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Robers, Randolph Scott, Helen Westley, Calire Dodd, Victor Varconi. Summary: An American bandleader of the Wabash Indianians arrives in Paris to find that the nightclub owner mistook them for American Indians and does not want them. The bandleader's friend approaches his aunt, the owner of a fashionable dress salon for help. The plot takes us through a gig, the inheritance of the dress shop, and the romance that pursues. [PARIS, FRANCE] (Musical)

  • 1935 - Ruggles of Red Gap. (90 minutes) Director: Leo McCarey. Cast: Roland Young, Charles Laughton, Charlie Juggles. Summary: In Paris at the dawn of the 20th century, the Earl of Burnstead accidentally loses his faithful valet, Ruggles, to gauche American rancher Egbert Floud in a drunken late-night poker game. Resettled in the Wild West town of Red Gap, Washington, Ruggles' proper bearing leads him to become mistaken for a British aristocrat and military hero, to the potential embarrassment of Egbert's snobbish wife. (Based on a Harry Leon Wilson work.) [WASHINGTON] (Romance/Comedy) (See 1918, 1923, and 1935 versions.)

  • 1935 - Sanders of the River. (98 minutes) Director: Zoltan Korda. Cast: Paul Robeson, Leslie Banks, Nina Mae McKinney, Robert Cochran. Summary: Reveals the law and rule of British colonialism in West Africa (Liberia) amongst the chiefs and kings under the protection of Commissioner Sanders with Bosambo as a local chief who supports law and peace. [Based on the 1911/120 paged work of Edgar Wallace] [LIBERIA] (Drama)

  • 1935 - She (Based on an H. Rider Haggard work.)

  • 1935 - Steamboat Round the Bend (Based on a Ben Lucien Burman work work.)

  • 1935 - A Tale of Two Cities. (121 minutes) Director: Jack Conway. Cast: Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allen. Summary: Life during the turmoil of the French Revolution. (Based on the Charles Dickens 1859/489 paged novel.) [FRANCE] (Drama)

  • 1935 - The 39 Steps (Based on the John Buchan work.)

  • 1935 - Top Hat. (101 minutes) Director: Mark Sandrich. Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Erik Rhodes. Summary: An American entertainer working on the London stage meets another American to whom he is attracted. She rebuffs him believing that he is already married. A mistaken-identity plot follows. [ENGLAND] (Comedy music)

  • 1935 - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine. (Based on a John Fox, Jr. work.)

  • 1935 - The Whole Town's Talking. (Based on a W.R. Burnett story.)

  • 1936 - After the Thin Man. (113 minutes) Director: W. S. Van Dyke. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart. (Based on Dashiell Hammett work)(Thriller/Detective fiction)

  • 1936 - Anthony Adverse. (141 minutes B&W) Directors: Melvyn LeRoy and Michael Curtiz. Cast: Fredric March, Claude Rains, Edmund Gwenn, Olivia de Havilland. Summary: Abandoned at a convent by his heartless nobleman father, Anthony is later mentored by his kind grandfather and falls for the beautiful Angela. When circumstances separate Anthony and Angela and he embarks on a long journey, he must find his way back to her, no matter what the cost.(Based on the 1933/1168 paged novel by Hervey Allen.) (Drama)

  • 1936 - Beloved Enemy. (86 minutes) Director: H. C. Potter. Cast: Merle Oberon, Brian Aherne, Karen Morley, David Niven. Summary: A leader of the Irish revolution and the woman who loves him. [IRELAND] (Drama)

  • 1936 - The Bride Walks Out. (81 minutes) Director: Leigh Jason. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Young, Gene Raymond. Summary: An extravagant, clothes-loving working woman is convinced by her fiance to marry knowing that she will have to give up her job and that the couple will live on the $35 per week salary of her underpaid surveying husband. When a wealthy and boozy playboy begins to court her, will luxury win out or love? [NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK]
  • 1936 - Camille. (109 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Greta Garbo, Henry Daniell, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Taylor. Summary: A woman becomes the enchanting "Lady of the Camellias," a well-kept courtesan of a rich Baron. When she falls in love with a young man, his sincere adoration causes her to question her comfortable life, and, considers leaving the Baron for him. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1936 - The Charge of the Light Brigade. (115 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Music: Max Steiner. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland. Summary: Crimean War (1853-1856). (Drama/Adventure/Romance)

  • 1936 - Come and Get It. (99 minutes B&W) Director: Howard Hawks and William Wyler. Music: Alfred Newman. Cast: Edward Arnold, Frances Farmer, Joel McRae, Walter Brennan. Summary: Life in Wisconsin's lumber country. [WISCONSIN] (Drama)

  • 1936 - Dangerous. (79 minutes) Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Dick Foran, Walter Walker, Richard Carle, George Irving. Summary: An idealist New York architect attempts to turn the life around of a former stage star turned alcoholic because of a jinx associated with her. (Academy Award for Bette Davis) [NEW YORK]

  • 1936 - Desire. (Based on a Hans Szekely work.)

  • 1936 - Dodsworth. (101 minutes B&W) Director: William Wyler. Cast: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Mary Astor. Summary: When Sam Dodsworth, the head of a car company, embarks on a vacation in Europe with his youth-obsessed wife, Fran, the couple find themselves growing apart. Soon Fran is flirting with other men and embracing a spontaneous and impulsive lifestyle, while Sam is left on his own. However, after running into the lively and independent Edith Cortwright, an acquaintance from their transatlantic trip, Sam realizes that he may find love again. (Based on the 1929/384 paged Sinclair Lewis novel.) (Drama)

  • 1936 - The Ex-Mrs. Bradford. (80 minutes) Director: Stephen Roberts. Cast: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason. Summary: A California surgeon and his former mystery-story writing wife begin "keeping company" as they become involved helping the police to solve a murder of a jockey at the local race track. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1936 - Fury. (96 minutes) Directors: Fritz Lang and Lesley Selander. Music: Franz Waxman. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Sylvia Sidney. Summary: An innocent man wrongly accused of a horrible crime while on his way to meet his fiancée is held at a local jail, confronted by a frenzied mob, and presumed dead after a massive fire. When his attackers aren't brought to justice, he who narrowly escaped the blaze, resurfaces, intent on revenge. (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1936 - The Garden Murder Case. Philo Vance story (Based on a S.S. Van Dine work.)

  • 1936 - The Garden of Allah. (Based on a Robert Hichens work.)

  • 1936 - The Green Pastures. (93 minutes B&W) Directors: Marc Connelly and William Keighley. Cast: Rex Ingram, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Oscar Polk. Summary: A preacher in a small African-American church in Louisiana tells his Sunday school class stories from the Bible as if the characters were part of a local fish fry. He starts with the creation of the world by God, known as "De Lawd", and tells how God went on to create heaven, which is just like their farmland, and then created man and woman, followed by their fall and finally the coming of Jesus Christ. (Based on the Drama Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Marc Connelly adapted from Ol' Man Adam an' His Chilean, a collection of stories written by Roark Bradford.) [LOUISIANA] (Drama)

  • 1936 - Klondike Annie. (78 minutes B&W) Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Mae West, Victor McLaglen. Summary: A San Franciscan flees to Alaska, charms a boat captain and poses as a missionary. (Theme: 1890s Alaska Gold Rush) (Drama)

  • 1936 - Last of the Mohicans. (91 minutes B&W) Director: George B. Seitz. Cast: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot. Summary: After being abducted by Magua, the Native American scout sent to escort them to Fort William Henry, 2 sisters are rescued by two Mohicans -- Uncas and his father, Chingachgook -- and their companion, Hawkeye. Cora falls for Uncas, and Alice for Hawkeye, and the two men struggle to protect their newfound lady loves in the midst of escalating violence during the French and Indian War. (Based on the 1826/410 paged James Fenimore Cooper novel. Preceded by The Deerslayer, followed by The Pathfinder) (Drama, WESTERN)

  • 1936 - Libeled Lady. (98 minutes) Director: Jack Conway. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow. Summary: A New York newspaperman is faced with a $ 5 million libel suit from a wealthy heiress and attempts to counter-maneuver with "an arranged marriage" that sets her up as a homewrecker. [SCREWBALL COMEDY] [NEW YORK CITY; LONDON, ENGLAND] (Romance/Comedy)

  • 1936 - Little Lord Fauntleroy. (102 minutes B&W) Director: John Cromwell. Music: Max Steiner. Cast: Freddie Bartholomew, C. Aubrey Smith. Summary: Young Ceddie lives with his American mother. His long-dead father was a British earl disowned by his grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, who disapproved of all Americans. With his sons dead, the earl decides to recognize Ceddie as his heir. The stern and ill-tempered old man is soon won over by Ceddie's kindness and honesty. As the family begins to come together, trouble arrives when another woman insists her son is the earl's true heir. (Based on the 1886/164 paged Frances Hodgson Burnett novel.) (Drama, Family)

  • 1936 - Mary of Scotland. (Based on a Maxwell Anderson play.)

  • 1936 - Meet Nero Wolfe. (Based on a Rex Stout novel.)

  • 1936 - Mr. Deeds Goes To Town. (120 minutes) Director: Frank Capra. Cast: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Douglass Dumbrille, Lionel Stander, George Bancroft. Summary: A New Englander's straightforward values are questioned in the light of New York City corruption and snobbery. [NEW YORK] (Based on "Opera Hat" in the SatEvePost by Clarence Budington Kelland).(Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Drama, Romance, Comedy)

  • 1936 - The Moon's Our Home. (80 minutes) Director: William A. Seiter. Cast: Henry Fonda, Margaret Sullavan. Summary: A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. A New York novelist meets up with an actress, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of the other's fame. (Adapted from the Cosmopolitan serial "The Moon's Our Home.")(Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Comedy)

  • 1936 - My Man Godfrey. (93 minutes) Universal. Director: Gregory LaCava. Screenplay: Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch, from the Hatch novel. Cast: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Eugene Pallette, Allan Mowbray. [Based on the 1947/120 paged Eric Hatch novel.] (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Comedy, Romance)

  • 1936 - The Petrified Forest. (83 minutes) Director: Archie Mayo. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Dick Foran. Summary: Set in a Black Mesa diner of the Petrified Forest, a gangster holda a writer, a waitress, and others hostage. (Based on Robert E. Sherwood's 1948/74 paged Broadway play)[ARIZONA] (Drama, Thriller, Melodrama)

  • 1936 - Last of the Mohicans. (91 minutes B&W) Director: George B. Seitz. Cast: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot. Summary: After being abducted by Magua, the Native American scout sent to escort them to Fort William Henry, 2 sisters are rescued by two Mohicans -- Uncas and his father, Chingachgook -- and their companion, Hawkeye. Cora falls for Uncas, and Alice for Hawkeye, and the two men struggle to protect their newfound lady loves in the midst of escalating violence during the French and Indian War. (Based on the 1826/410 paged James Fenimore Cooper novel. Preceded by The Deerslayer, followed by The Pathfinder) (Drama, WESTERN)

  • 1936 - The Plainsman. (115 minutes b&w) Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford, Porter Hall. Summary: During post-Civil War times in the Midwest, conflict with the Native Americans, George Armstrong Custer, Buffalo Bill Cody, Calamity Jane and the Battle of Little Bighorn. [MONTANA] (Action/Adventure/Western)

  • 1936 - The Plough and the Stars. (72 minutes B&W) Director: John Ford. Music: Roy Webb. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster. Summary: An Irish rebel turns a deaf ear to the pleas of his wife to lay down his arms. (Based on 1926/105 paged Sean O'Casey play.) (Drama)

  • 1936 - Poppy. (75 minutes) Director: A. Edward Sutherland. Cast: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell. Music: Friedrich Hollander. Summary: Eustace McGargleis a bred-in-the-bone schemer whose latest con is set to bring him a fortune -- if he can beat the competition. (Comedy, Slapstick)

  • 1936 - The Princess Comes Across. (77 minutes B&W) Director: William Howard. Cast: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Douglass Dumbrille, Alison Skipworth, William Frawley. Summary: Based on the real-life event of a stage-struck Brooklyn actress impersonates a Swedish princess to get a movie contract. Crossing the ocean on a liner, she is blackmailed, witnesses a murder, falls in love with a concertina player, and confesses her ruse. [NEW YORK] (Mystery, Drama)

  • 1936 - The Prisoner of Shark Island. (96 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Warner Baxter, Frank McGlynn Sr., Francis McDonald. Summary: Dr. Samuel Mudd is arrested for being an accomplice to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln when he unknowingly aids an injured John Wilkes Booth following the shooting at Ford's Theater. He's sentenced to life in prison and sent to a treacherous penal colony on a remote island in the Dry Tortugas. But when yellow fever breaks out on the island and strikes the prison's doctor, Mudd's medical training becomes invaluable.(Drama film, Docudrama)

  • 1936 - Rembrandt. (84 minutes) Director: Alexander Korda. Music: Geoffrey Toye. Cast: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester. Summary: Seventeenth-century painter Rembrandt van Rijn suffers the loss of his wife. After an affair with the housekeeper, he finds lasting companionship with his housemaid, causing widespread scandal. Rembrandt's unwillingness to shill his paintings for commercial gain leads to financial difficulty. He navigates between the world of kings and queens and that of lowly beggars, finding his place as an artist. The death of his second wife devastates the painter. (Drama, Biography)

  • 1936 - Romeo and Juliet. (Based on a Shakespeare play.)

  • 1936 - Rose Marie.

  • 1936 - Sabotage. (90 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Oscar Homolka, Sylvia Sidney, John Loder, Desmond Tester. Summary: A ring of saboteurs is causing havoc in London with a series of explosive terrorist attacks. A movie theater owner is part of the group. His wife is beginning to suspect something, though, and so is Scotland Yard. (Based on "The Secret Agent" by Joseph Conrad.) (Thriller, Mystery, Drama)

  • 1936 - San Francisco. (115 minutes B&W) Director: W.S. Van Dyker, D.W. Griffith. Cast: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Holt. Summary: A nightclub owner who hires a down-on-her-luck singer for his club, hit it off and even become romantically involved, but soon she is courted by a real-estate magnate Jack Burley to sing at the Tivoli Opera House. At first she refuses, but when she sees questionable posters of her put up, she leaves, forcing the nightclub owner to find a way to win her and his business back. (Disaster Film, Drama)

  • 1936 - Secret Agent. (Based on a W. Somerset Maugham work.)

  • 1936 - Show Boat. [MISSISSIPPI] (Versions made in 1929, 1936, 1951) (Based on the 1926/398 paged Edna Ferber novel.)

  • 1936 - Sisters of Gion. (66 minutes) Director: Kenji Mizoguchi. Cast: Isuzu Yamada, Yoko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya, Eitaro Shindo. Summary: Two geisha sisters with one believing in the tradition of her work and the other using her work as a stepping stone to a better life. [JAPAN] (Drama film)

  • 1936 - Song of Freedom. (77 minutes) Director: J. Elder Wills. Cast: Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Esme Percy, Robert Adams, James Solomon. Summary: A black laborer newly famous as a singer returns to his roots on an African island when he realizes the medallion he has worn since babyhood entitle him to be the ruler of that African island. Cultures clash. AFRICA] (Drama)

  • 1936 - The Story of Louis Pasteur. (85 minutes) Warner Brothers. Director: William Dieterle. Screenplay: Sheridan Gibney and Pierre Collings. Cast: Paul Muni, Anita Louise, Josephine Hutchinson, Donald Woods. (Non-traditional Genres: BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS) (Drama) (Biopic)

  • 1936 - Suzy. (Based on a Herbert Gorman work.)

  • 1936 - Sylvia Scarlett. (Based on a Compton MacKenzie work.)

  • 1936 - Theodora Goes Wild. (94 minutes B&W) Director: Richard Boleslawski. Cast: Irene Dunne, Thomas Mitchell, Melvyn Douglas. Summary: In Lynnfield, CT., Theodora Lynn is secretly the author of a salacious novel written under a pen name. She must hide her identity from the residents of her small, conservative town, who disapprove of the book. When Theodora goes to New York to visit her publisher, she meets the book's cover artist, Michael Grant, who tries to convince her to reveal herself as the real author. When Theodora falls for Michael, she soon finds that he has secrets of his own. [Based on a Mary McCarthy short story] (Farce, Romance)

  • 1936 - These Three. (Based on Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour.")

  • 1936 - Things to Come. (100 minutes NR) Director: William Cameron Menzies. Cast: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman. Summary: The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel. (Based on the 1933 "The Shape of Things to Come" by H.G. Wells.) (Drama, Sci-Fi, War)

  • 1937 - Angel. (Based on the Melchior Lengyel play)

  • 1937 - The Awful Truth. (89 minutes) Columbia. Director: Leo McCarey. Screenplay: Vina Delmar, adaptation by Dwight Taylor of the Arthur Richman play. Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy. (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance, Comedy)

  • 1937 - Captains Courageous. (117 minutes) Director: Victor Fleming. Music: Franz Waxman. Cast: Freddie Bartholomew, Melvyn Douglas, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Mickey Rooney. Summary: When spoiled Harvey Cheyne is suspended from boarding school, his businessman father takes him to Europe on a business trip. When the rebellious lad falls overboard from the steamship, he is saved from death by humble fisherman Manuel Fidello and forced by the captain of the fishing schooner to become a low-ranking member of the ship's crew alongside the captain's own son. [Based on the 1897/161 paged Rudyard Kipling novel.) [Academy Award for Best Actor to Spencer Tracy](Drama, Adventure)

  • 1937 - The Good Earth. (138 minutes B&W) Directors: Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming, Gustav Machete. Cast: Paul Muni, Luise Rainer. Summary: Follows the many ups and downs in the lives of Chinese farmers Wang Lung and O-Lan. Though the couple initially finds success farming their land, their fortunes decline, and lean times follow. Later, when Wang Lung and O-Lan once again reap bountiful harvests and raise a family, the presence of the beautiful woman complicates their lives further.(Based on the 1931/316 paged Pearl S. Buck novel.) [Academy Award for Best Actress to Luise Rainer] (Drama)

  • 1937 - Heidi. (88 minutes) Director: Allan Dwan. Cast: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher. Summary: A young girl is taken from her kind grandfather in the Swiss Alps and forced to live with a cruel aunt. [Based on the 1880/352 paged Johanna Spyri novel] [SWITZERLAND] (Drama)

  • 1937 - In Old Chicago. (96 minutes B&W) Director: Henry King. Cast: Don Ameche, Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Alice Brady. Summary: In 1871 Chicago, an honest lawyer and his reckless saloon owner brother are two very different men attracted to the same beautiful singer. Personally and professionally at odds, their relationship is tested as one becomes mayor of Chicago, while his brother becomes a leader in disreputable entertainments. Their conflict culminates in the Great Chicago Fire, started by a cow belonging to their mother, Mrs. O'Leary. (Based on Niven Busch's "We the O'Learys".)[Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role to Alice Brady.](Drama)

  • 1937 - Kid Galahad. (102 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Wayne Morris, Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart. Summary: Ward Guisenberry does not plan on being a boxer, but when he fights to defend the honor of a boxing manager's mistress at a party, he leaves the boxer unconscious. The problem is that the boxer belongs to gangster, who insists that the two take it to the ring in a fair match. When Ward unexpectedly wins the bout, his fame grows -- but so does the animosity toward him.(Sport, Drama)

  • 1937 - King Solomon's Mines. (79 minutes) Director: Robert Stevenson. Cast: Cedric Hardwicke, Paul Robeson, Roland Young, John Loder, Anna Lee. Summary: In 1881, a white hunter, leads a group through Africa in search of a woman's father who was searching for King Solomon's mines in Zulu country. (Based on 1885/320 paged H. Rider Haggard novel.) [ZULULAND] (Drama/Thriller)

  • 1937 - The Life of Emile Zola. (116 minutes B&W) Director: William Dieterle. Cast: Paul Muni, Joseph Schildkraut. Summary: After struggling to establish himself, author Emile Zola wins success writing about the unsavory side of Paris and settles into a comfortable upper-class life. However, Zola's complacency is shaken when Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus is imprisoned for being a spy. Realizing that Dreyfus is an innocent victim of anti-Semitism, Zola boldly pens a newspaper article exposing the truth, is charged with libel and must defend himself in a dramatic courtroom testimony.[Academy Award for Best Picture] (Drama)

  • 1937 - Lost Horizon. (132 minutes) Director: Cast: Sam Jaffe, Ronald Colman. Summary: A group of plane-crash survivors who have landed in the mythical Shangri-La, a valley hidden deep within the mountains of the Himalayas are rescued by followers of the High Llama. The outsiders grow to love the remote paradise, but British writer and diplomat Robert Conway, suspecting that the crash was no accident, begins to investigate, leading to a surprising revelation. (Based on the 1933/241 paged James Hilton novel.)(Fantasy, Drama film) (See the 1973 version.)

  • 1937 - Love From a Stranger. (Based on an Agatha Christie work.)

  • 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)

  • 1937 - Marked Woman. (97 minutes) Director: Lloyd Bacon. Cast: Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell, Eduardo Ciannelli, Jane Bryan, Rosalind Marquie, Mayo Methot, Allen Jenkins, John Litel, Ben Welden. Summary: Believed to be based on the 1937 court trial of New York gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano who was sent to prison on the testimony of five prostitutes working as "clip-joint" hostesses at his establishment. When the innocent, college-going younger sister of one of the women visits her and turns up dead and her older sister threatens to reveal all to get even, the mobster has her beaten and her face "marked" with a cross. The women "gets even" by herself and her female friends testifying against the mobster who is convicted. [NEW YORK]

  • 1937 - Maytime. (132 minutes) Director: Robert Z. Leonard. Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, John Barrymore. Summary: Flashback from a small American town in the early 1900s as an elderly recluse recalls the tragic events of her life forty years previously when as an opera singer in France she met and fell hopelessly in love with an American singer. Unfortunately it was too late, because she has just accepted another man's proposal of marriage. Both singers met in New York City years later, renew their feelings for each other, stir the jealousy of the husband who shoots the singer in a rage. [FRANCE; NEW YORK] (Romance)

  • 1937 - Night Must Fall. (117 minutes) Director: Richard Thorpe. Cast: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Dame May Whitty, Alan Marshal, E. E. Clive, Kathleen Harrison, Merle Tottenham. Summary: In a weird forest, this suspenseful drama studies the psychotic behavior of a page boy who comes to work for a hypochondriac woman and her servant niece bringing a woman's head in a locked leather hat box which he hides under his bed and the police investigating the possible murder of a missing local woman. [ENGLAND] (Psychological Thriller, Drama)

  • 1937 - Nothing Sacred. (75 minutes) Director: William A. Wellman. Cast: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Walter Connolly, Charles Winninger. Summary: A New York reporter follows the story of a girl dying of radium poisoning in Warsaw, Vermont. (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance, Comedy)

  • 1937 - The Prince and the Pauper. (118 minutes B&W) Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle. Cast: Billy Mauch, Claude Rains, Errol Flynn. Summary: A new addition to a poor London family enters the world on the same day as the child who's in line to be king. As boys, the two bump into one another, and after realizing that they're virtual twins, they swap outfits and the boys end up trading homes. Gradually both boys try to reclaim their identities. (Based on the 1881/240 paged Mark Twain novel.) (Drama, Adventure, Family)

  • 1937 - The Prisoner of Zenda. (101 minutes B&W) Directors: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke. Music: Alfred Newman. Cast: Ronald Colman, Raymond Massey, Madeleine Carroll. Summary: An Englishman on vacation in a small European country, discovers his resemblance to the nation's royal heir-apparent. When the king-to-be is drugged and incapacitated, the Englishman must impersonate him, so that a scheming Duke can't assume the throne. To further complicate matters. (Based on the 1894/157 paged Anthony Hope novel.) (Swashbuckler film, Drama) (See the 1922, 1937, and the 1952 versions)

  • 1937 - Quality Street. Director: George Stevens. Cast: Franchot Tone, Katharine Hepburn. (Based on the 1901 James M. Barrie play.)

  • 1937 - Razumov. (Based on "Under Western Eyes" by Joseph Conrad.)

  • 1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (88 minutes G) Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand. Cast: Adriana Caselotti, Lucille LaVerne, Harry Stockwell. Summary: Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (Based on the Grimm fairy tale.)[Trivia: The first full-length animated feature in color and with sound.)(Fantasy, Romance, Family)

  • 1937 - Stage Door. (92 minutes) Director: Gregory La Cava. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Ann Miller, Jack Carson. Summary: A millionaire's debutante daughter, Terry Randall, arrives at "the Footlights Club" theatrical boarding house where stars-to-be are filled with competition, ambition, dreams and desires. [NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK] (Comedy, Drama)

  • 1937 - A Star is Born. (101 minutes) Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway. Cast: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou. Summary: A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him. (Drama)

  • 1937 - Stella Dallas. (106 minutes B&W) Director: King Vidor. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley. Summary: When Stella Martin, a working class woman, meets and marries the wealthy Stephen Dallas, they quickly have a daughter named Laurel. Stella and Stephen struggle to stay happy as their class differences become a problem; when they finally separate, Laurel is caught in the middle of the divorce. Soon, Lauren becomes the center of Stella's life. Stella tries to be a good mother, but realizes that her daughter can flourish quite well without her. (Based on the 1923/245 paged Olive Higgins Prouty novel.) (Drama) (See 1925 and 1937 versions)

  • 1937 - Topper. (98 minutes) Director: Norman Z. McLeod. Screenplay: Jack Jerne, Eric Hatch, Eddie Moran. Cast: Constance Bennett, Cary Grant, Roland Young, Billie Burke. Summary: A young, wealthy, and playful New York couple become ghosts after driving recklessly through the countryside when their car smashes into a tree and kills the two of them. Their rising spirits realize that they must accomplish one good deed on Earth before they can enter heaven. They target a rich banker friend, a stuffy, henpecked conformist, and haunt his life. [NEW YORK] (Based on the 1926/312 paged Thorne Smith novel "The Jovial Ghosts:The Misadventures of Topper.")(Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY)

  • 1937 - True Confession. (85 minutes B&W) Director: Wesley Juggles. Cast: Fred MacMurray, Carole Lombard. Summary: A lawyer defends his lying wife for murder, then finds out she was innocent all along. (Based on the Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr play.)(Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Comedy, Drama)

  • 1937 - Way Out West. (65 minutes) Director: James W. Horne. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Rosina Lawrence. Summary: Laurel and Hardy spoof. (Western, Comedy)

  • 1938 -The Adventures of Robin Hood. (103 minutes PG) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Alan Hale, Eugene Pallette. Summary: Sir Robin of Locksley valiantly defends the English downtrodden and gains the love of Maid Marian as Prince John rules in place of Richard with clashes between the Normans and the Saxons. [ENGLAND] (Based on 1883/400 paged The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle.)(Drama/Action)

    Director: Michael Curtiz: Noah's Ark (1928); Mammy (1930); Doctor X (1932); The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933); British Agent (1934); Front Page Woman (1935); Captain Blood (1935); The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936); The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938); Angels with Dirty Faces (1938); The Sea Hawk (1940); The Sea Wolf (1941); Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942); Casablanca (1942); Jim Thorpe, All American (1951); The Jazz Singer (1953); White Christmas (1954); Young at Heart (1955); King Creole (1958)

  • 1938 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. (Based on a Mark Twain novel.)

  • 1938 - Angels With Dirty Faces. (97 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft Summary: Two childhood friends and how one goes bad and the other goes good. [NEW YORK] (Crime film, Drama)

  • 1938 - Boys' Town. (93 minutes) Director: Norman Taurog. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull. Summary: In Omaha, Nebraska, Father Flanagan struggles to give orphans and juvenile delinquents a chance at life. (Academy Award for Best Actor to Spencer Tracy. Academy Award for Best Story to Dore Schary and Eleanore Griffin.)(Drama film, Biography)

  • 1938 - Bringing Up Baby. (102 minutes G) Director: Howard Hawks. Screenplay: Dudley Nichols, Hager Wilde, from a Wilde story. Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Ruggles, May Robson. Summary: An absent-minded museum professor, about to be married, hopes to received one million dollars from a philanthropist. While he awaits the arrival of a missing dinosaur bone from an archaeological dig, he meets a rich girl with a leopard who gets both of them into comical situations. [NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT] (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance, Comedy)

    Director: Howard Hawks: The Dawn Patrol (1930); Scarface (1932); Twentieth Century (1934); Barbary Coast (1935); Bringing Up Baby (1938); His Girl Friday (1940); To Have and Have Not (1944); The Big Sleep (1946); Red River (1948); Monkey Business (1952); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953); Rio Bravo (1958); Hatari (1962); Man's Favourite Sport (1964); El Dorado (1966)]

  • 1938 - The Citadel. (112 minutes B&W) Director: King Vidor. Cast: Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, Rex Harrison. Summary: Story of a Welsh doctor who temporarily overlooks his values. [Based on the 1937/368 paged A. J. Cronin novel.] (Drama)

  • 1938 - The Dawn Patrol. (103 minutes) Director: Edmund Goulding. Music: Max Steiner. Cast: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp. Summary: Two fighter pilots in France during 1915 face the realities of war and learn about friendship, heroism, and patriotism. [FRANCE] (Drama/Action)

  • 1938 - Divorce of Lady X. (90 minutes) Director: Tim Whelan. Cast: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson. Summary: This British comedy sets up a series of misunderstandings beginning withs a severe fog one night forcing the ball attendees at that hotel ball to seek hotel guests with suites to volunteer shelter for ball attendees. A barrister lets a woman stay overnight and becomes "the other man" in a set-up divorce case. [ENGLAND] (Farce/Romance)

  • 1938 - Four Daughters. (90 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Claude Rains, May Robson, Priscilla Lane, Lola Lane, Rosemary Lane, Gale Page, John Garfield. Summary: During the late 1930s, a widowed musician with four daughters invites a young composer to board at their home. Small town love and romance ensues. (Based on 1937 Cosmopolitan story "Sister Act" by Fannie Hurst .) (Drama film, Melodrama)

  • 1938 - Holiday. (95 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn. (Based on Philip Barry 1928 play "Holiday")(Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance, Comedy)

  • 1938 - If I Were King. (Based on a Justin McCarthy play.)

  • 1938 - Jericho. (77 minutes B&W) Director: Thornton Freeland. Music: Van Phillipa. Cast: Paul Robeson, Henry Wilcoxon, Wallace Ford. Summary: A black soldier convicted of manslaughter for the accidental murder of his sergeant attempts to escape across the African desert. [AFRICA] (Drama)

  • 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)

  • 1938 - The Lady Vanishes. (96 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas. (Based on the 1936/256 paged "The Wheel Spins" by Ethel Lina White.) (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER) (Drama film, Mystery)

  • 1938 - The Mad Miss Manton. (80 minutes) Director: Leigh Jason. Music: Roy Webb. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda. Summary: A Park Avenue socialite, Melsa Manton, and her carefree socialite friends attempt to solve a murder and missing body stumbled upon in this comedy-mystery where a newspaper editor, Peter Ames, sued for libel falls in love with Melsa. [NEW YORK CITY] (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Detective fiction, Romance)

  • 1938 - Marie Antoinette. (149 minutes) Director: W. S. Van Dyke. Cast: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, Robert Morley, John Barrymore, Joseph Schildkraut, Gladys George, Anita Louise, Reginald Gardiner. Summary: Life of the Austrian princess who became queen of France including her romance with Swedish Count Axel de Fersen. [FRANCE] (Drama film)

  • 1938 - Of Human Hearts. (100 minutes B&W) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Walter Huston, James Steward, Beulah Bondi, Buy Kibbee, Charles Coburn, John Carradine, Ann Rutherford, Gene Lockhart. Summary: An Ohio backwoods traveling preacher's son does not understand his dedication and faith to others. (Based on the 1917/44 paged Benefits Forgot by Honore Willsie Morrow.)(Drama)

  • 1938 - Pygmalion. (Based on the George Bernard Shaw work.)

  • 1938 - The Shopworn Angel. (85 minutes) Director: H. C. Potter. Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel, Nat Pendleton, Alan Curtis, Sam Levene. Summary: In New York City during World War I, a shy soldier from Texas about-to-be shipped out to France, falls in love with a self-loving actress who toys with his affections, is touched by his sincerity, and marries him on the night he ships overseas. (Based on Dana Burnet work in the SatEvePost.) [NEW YORK; FRANCE] (Drama)

  • 1938 - The Sisters. (Based on the Myron Brinig work.)

  • 1938 - A Slight Case of Murder. (Based on the Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay work.)

  • 1938 - Three Comrades. (Based on a Remarque work.)

  • 1938 - Too Hot to Handle. (105 minutes) Director: Jack Conway. Cast: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Leo Carrillo, Virginia Weidler, Marjorie Main. Summary: A daredevil newsreel photographer and his competitors working for competitive New York companies set up their own news footage when there is none to shoot. He meets a female pilot who believes her lost brother, a pilot, is still alive in Borneo. [CHINA; BORNEO; NEW YORK] (Drama/Adventure)

  • 1938 - Zaza. (83 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Bert Lahr. Summary: A sexy singer in a French music hall falls in love with a handsome, but married, aristocrat. (Drama)

  • 1939 - Bachelor Mother. (82 minutes) Director: Garson Kanin. Cast: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson, Ernest Truex. Summary: A recently laid off New York City sales girl at Christmastime finds a baby left on the doorstep of a foundling home, attempts to bring it inside, and is misunderstood as being the mother. This causes her life to be turned upside-down. [NEW YORK] (Comedy, Romance)

  • 1939 - Beau Geste. (114 minutes) Director: William Wellman. Music: Alfred Newman. Cast: Gary Cooper, Robert Preston, Ray Milland, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Broderick Crawford, Donald O'Connor. Summary: Foreign Legion adventure. [Based on a 1924/367 paged P. C. Wren novel.] (Drama/Adventure/Romance)

  • 1939 - Claudine. (A Colette work)

  • 1939 - Dark Victory. (106 minutes B&W) Director: Edmund Goulding. Cast: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Ronald Reagan, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Henry Travers, Cora Witherspoon. Summary: A headstrong Long Island heiress discovers she has a brain tumor, falls in love with her surgeon who becomes her fiance, but is unsure if he truly loves her or feels pity for her because though the surgery was a success, her prognosis is negative. [NEW YORK; VERMONT](Based on the 1939/70 paged Bertram Bloch and George Emerson Brewer Jr. play.) (Drama)

  • 1939 - Destry Rides Again. Director: George Marshall. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart. Summary: Famed fighter Harry Destry comes back from jail a changed man. The town thinks he no longer has what it takes to defend himself, but Destry's innocent act covers a plot for vengeance against the men who set him up. (Based on a 1930/208 paged Max Brand novel.) - spoof farce - (Drama/WESTERN)

  • 1939 - Dodge City. (104 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Music: Max Steiner, Adolph Deutsch. Cast: Bruce Cabot, Errol Flynn. Summary: In 1872, Dodge City, Kansas is the epicenter of cattle drives and lawlessness. (Drama, Western)

  • 1939 - Drums Along the Mohawk. (104 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert. Summary: In 1776, a newly married couple's quiet life in the Mohawk Valley is interrupted by violent attacks from Native Americans and Tories. (Drama, WESTERN, History)

  • 1939 - The Four Feathers. (115 minutes) Director: Zoltan Korda. Music: Miklos Rozsa. Cast: John Clements, Ralph Richardson. Summary: When English soldier attempts to leave military service just before an expedition to the Sudan, he is presented with feathers, symbolic of his cowardice, by other officers. In an attempt to restore his honor, he goes undercover as a mute native, and has a chance at redemption when he rescues the blinded friend from the heat of battle. Will his act of courage result in forgiveness?Theme: Redemption (Drama)

  • 1939 - Golden Boy. (99 minutes) Director: Rouben Mammalian . Cast: William Holden, Lee J. Cobb, Adolphe Menjou, Barbara Stanwyck. Summary: A fine violin player decides to try boxing instead. His father tries to persuade him not to throw away his musical talent, but determined to make some money, e is helped by a promoter. He is successful, but he becomes disillusioned with the fight game when a tragedy in the ring leads to darker times. (Based on the 1948/72 paged Clifford Odets play.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1939 - Gone With the Wind. (222 minutes) Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Clark Cable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Haviland, Thomas Mitchell, Hattie McDaniel. Summary: The life and loves of Scarlett O'Hara beginning on her family's plantation in Georgia, Tara, in antebellum days, through the Civil War, and Reconstruction. [Based on the 1936/1037 paged Margaret Mitchell novel.] [GEORGIA] (Drama, History, Romance)

  • 1939 - Goodbye, Mr. Chips. (114 minutes) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills, Paul Heinreid. Summary: When teacher Charles Chipping, known throughout Brookfield School in 1870 England, falls in love with a beautiful woman, the life of this once austere, humorless man changes immediately for the better. (Based on the 1934/120 paged novel by James Hilton.) [ENGLAND] (Drama, Romance) (See the 1969 version.)

  • 1939 - The Gracie Allen Murder Case. Philo Vance story. (Based on a S.S. Van Dine work.)

  • 1939 - Gunga Din. (117 minutes) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Joan Fontaine. Summary: 19th century Indian native uprising put down by three soldiers. [INDIA] (Drama film)

  • 1939 - The Hound of the Baskervilles. (80 minutes B&W) Director: . Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene. Summary: Sherlock Holmes, intrigued by a centuries-old legend in which every generation of the wealthy Baskerville family is eventually killed by a monstrous hound, suspects there is more to the story than meets the eye. He sends Dr. Watson to the estate to investigate and help the only Baskerville left. But when a crazed convict escapes and footprints from a beast are found, Baskerville wonders if Watson will be enough. (Based on the 1902/256 paged Sir Arthur Conan Doyle book.) (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1939 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame. (116 minutes) Director: William Dieterle. Cast: Sir Cedric Hardwick, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Alan Marshal. Summary: In 15th-century France, the evil archdeacon of Notre Dame, Claude Frollo has under his command a deformed hunchback, Quasimodo, who is instructed to capture the Gypsy Esmeralda, the object of Frollo's unrequited lust. The man Esmeralda loves rescues her, but she is framed for murder, setting the stage for a gripping confrontation between Frollo and Quasimodo. (Based on the 1831/510 paged Victor Hugo novel.)(Drama, Romance)

  • 1939 - Idiot's Delight. (Based on a Robert Sherwood work.)

  • 1939 - In Name Only. (Based on a Bessie Breuers novel.)

  • 1939 - Intermezzo: A Love Story. (70 minutes) Director: Gregory Ratoff. Cast: Leslie Howard, Ingrid Bergman. Music: Max Steiner. Summary: A young pianist who tutors the daughter of a world renowned violinist has an affair with him in Europe. (Drama)

  • 1939 - Jamaica Inn. (98 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Leslie Banks, Emlyn Williams, Robert Newton, Mervyn Johns. Summary: In 1819, a young woman from Ireland arrives at the Jamaica Inn home of her late mother's sister to live with her, only to find her uncle criminally following the orders of the local English squire by causing planned shipwrecks, killing the crew, and claiming the cargoes. (Based on the 1935/320 paged Daphne du Maurier novel.) [ENGLAND] (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1939 - Juarez. (125 minutes) Director: William Dieterle. Warner Bros. Music: Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Cast: Paul Muni, John Garfield, Brian Ahern, Claude Rains, Bette Davis, Donald Crisp. (Non-traditional Genres: BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS) (History)(Biopic)

  • 1939 - Made for Each Other. (93 minutes) Director: John Cromwell. Music: Oscar Levant. Cast: James Stewart, Carol Lombard. Summary: While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes.(Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1939 - Man in the Iron Mask. (119 minutes B&W) Director: James Whale. Cast: Louis Hayward, Warren William, Alan Hale, Bert Roach, Miles Mander, Joan Bennett, Joseph Schildkraut. Summary: At birth twin brothers are separated, one to become the king of France, the other a member of the Three Musketeers. [Based on an 1850/470 paged Alexander Dumas novel.] [FRANCE] (Swashbuckler film, History, Romance)

  • 1939 - Midnight. (94 minutes B&W) Director: Mitchell Leisen. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor, Elaine Barrie, Monty Woolley. Summary: An American showgirl turned con artist and opportunist traveling in Europe finds herself in Paris with no money and no luggage. Rescued by a Parisian cabbie, she leaves him because he has no money. Finding herself at a glamorous party, she assumes the role of a Hungarian countess and is commissioned by a wealthy aristocrat whose wife is in love with a French playboy to make distract the playboy while being funded by the aristocrat. [FRANCE] (Romance)

  • 1939 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. (129 minutes B&W) Director: Frank Capra. Cast: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains. Summary: A naive senator attempts to fight against political corruption when he is appointed to fill the term of a dead senator from his home state. Theme: Integrity (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1939 - Ninotchka. (110 minutes) Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Cast: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas. Summary: A no-nonsense diplomat of the Soviet Union, Nina Ivanovna "Ninotchka" Yakushova arrives in Paris to ensure the sale of jewels seized during the Russian Revolution.(Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance, Comedy)

  • 1939 - Nurse Edith Cavell. (98 minutes) Director: Herbert Wilcox. Cast: Anna Neagle, George Sanders, May Robson, Edna May Oliver. Summary: Real-life English nurse gets British out of Belgium in World War I. [BELGIUM] (Drama/Biography)

  • 1939 - Of Mice and Men. (106 minutes B&W) Director: Lewis Milestone. Music: Aaron Copland. Cast: Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney Jr., Betty Field. Summary: Two migrant farmhands begin working at a ranch near Soledad, California, after the mentally handicapped one of the pair got the pair in trouble at their last job. Events involving Lennie accidentally take a tragic turn.(Based on the 1937/187 paged John Steinbeck novel.) (Songs and Soaps: MELODRAMAS) (Drama, Melodrama)

  • 1939 - The Oklahoma Kid. (85 minutes B&W) Director: Lloyd Bacon. Cast: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane. Summary: A gunman takes revenge on the men who hanged his innocent father when Oklahoma's Cherokee Strip opens for settlers in 1893. (Drama, Western)

  • 1939 - The Old Maid. (95 minutes B&W) Director: Edmund Goulding. Music: Max Steiner. Cast: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent, Donald Crisp, Louise Fazenda, James Stephenson, Jerome Cowan, Lillian Lundigan. Summary: In Philadelphia during and after the Civil War, Charlotte Lovell becomes pregnant by Clem, the former boyfriend of her cousin Delia who is marrying another man after waiting 2 years for him to return. Clem dies in war. Charlotte has the child which she raises as a war orphan until widowed Delia who recruits Charlotte and Tina to live with her and her children and years later suggests adopting Tina to give her a last name so that she can marry into society. Tina never knows "Aunt" Charlotte is her biological mother. [PENNSYLVANIA](Based on the 1922/144 paged Edith Wharton "The Old Maid: The 'Fifties" originally serialized in The Red Book Magazine in 1922.)(Drama)

  • 1939 - Only Angels Have Wings. (120 minutes) Columbia - Director: Howard Hawks. Music: Dimitri Timken. Screenplay: Jules Furthman. Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell. Genre: ADVENTURE (Drama film, Action)

    Director: Howard Hawks: The Dawn Patrol (1930); Scarface (1932); Twentieth Century (1934); Barbary Coast (1935); Bringing Up Baby (1938); His Girl Friday (1940); To Have and Have Not (1944); The Big Sleep (1946); Red River (1948); Monkey Business (1952); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953); Rio Bravo (1958); Hatari (1962); Man's Favourite Sport (1964); El Dorado (1966)

  • 1939 - The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex. (106 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Nanette Fabares, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale, Vincent Price, Henry Stephenson. Cast: In 1530s England, Queen Elizabeth and the power-hungry Lord of Essex, her suitor and lover, pit their personalities and ambitions ending in the sentencing to death of Essex who wants to be king rather than consort. (Based on a Maxwell Anderson play.) (Romance/History)

  • 1939 - The Rains Came. (104 minutes) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, George Brent, Brenda Joyce, Nigel Bruce, Maria Ouspenskaya, Joseph Schildkraut, Jane Darwell, Marjorie Rambeau, Henry Travers, H. B. Warner. Summary: Set in 1938 Ranchipur, India, as an earthquake and tidal wave influence the romance between an English woman and an Indian doctor. [INDIA] (Based on the 1937/525 paged Louis Bromfield novel.) (Disaster Film/Melodrama/Drama)

  • 1939 - The Roaring Twenties. (106 minutes) Warner Brothers - Director: Hal Wallis. Screenplay: Jerry Wald, Richard Macauley, and Robert Rossen; from a story by Mark Hellinger. Cast: James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart, Gladys George, Jeffrey Lynn. (Drama/Adventure/Gangster Film)

    Director: Hal Wallis: Little Caesar (1930); The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936); Jezebel (1938); King's Row (1942); Casablanca (1942); The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946); Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957); Sons of Katie Elder (1965); True Grit (1969); Rooster Cogburn (1975)

  • 1939 - Rose of Washington Square. (Fanny Brice)

  • 1939 - The Shining Hour. (Based on a Keith Winter play.)

  • 1939 - Son of Frankenstein. (99 minutes) Director: Rowland V. Lee. Cast: Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff. Summary: . (Based on Mary Shelley's work.) (Drama, Horror)

  • 1939 - Stagecoach. (97 minutes) Wanger/United Artists - Producer/Director: John Ford. Screenplay: Dudley Nichols. Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Donald Meek, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Berton Churchill. (From the story "Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox.) (Drama/WESTERN)

    Director: John Ford: The Iron Horse (1924 silent film); Men Without Women (1930); Arrowsmith (1931); The Lost Patrol (1934); Judge Priest (1934); The Whole Town's Talking (1935); The Informer (1935); Steamboat Round the Bend (1935); The Hurricane (1937); Stagecoach (1939); Young Mr. Lincoln (1939); Drums Along the Mohawk (1939); The Grapes of Wrath (1940); Tobacco Road (1941); How Green Was My Valley (1941); My Darling Clementine (1946); She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949); The Quiet Man (1952); The Sun Shines Bright (1954); Mister Roberts (1955); The Searchers (1956); The Last Hurrah (1958); Gideon's Day (1959); The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962); Donovan's Reef (1963)

  • 1939 - The Stars Look Down. (Based on an A.J. Cronin work.)

  • 1939 - Union Pacific. (139 minutes) Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck. Summary: In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.(Drama/Western)

  • 1939 - The Women.(132 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine, Paulette Goddard, Marjorie Main. Summary: A study of the role of women in marriage from a woman's point of view as a group of New York women await ther Reno, Nevada divorces. [NEW YORK; NEVADA]

  • 1939 - Wuthering Heights. (103 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Cast: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, David Niven. Summary: On the moors of England, traces the relationship of a foundling Gypsy boy and the spoiled daughter of the house. (Based on the 1847/464 paged Emily Bronte novel.) [ENGLAND] (Drama, Romance)

  • 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)


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  • 1940 - Abe Lincoln in Illinois. (110 minutes B&W) Director: John Cromwell. Cast: Raymond Massey, Ruth Gordon. Summary: In the early 1830s, a youthful Abraham Lincoln departs his home in Kentucky to study law and make a name for himself. While traveling to New Orleans to deliver several pigs he raised with his father, Abe meets Ann Rutledge in the sleepy hamlet of New Salem, Illinois. Abe returns to the town, starts a business and marries Ann before slowly working his way toward politics and the fateful future that will see him become one of America's most iconic presidents.(Based on a 1938 Robert Sherwood play) [ILLINOIS] (Drama)

  • 1940 - All This, and Heaven Too. (143 minutes) Director: Anatole Litvak. Cast: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil. Summary: Henriette Deluzy-Desportes serves as the governess to the children of the Duc de Praslin and his wife, the duchess. While both the Duc de Praslin and his children adore Henriette, the duchess despises her, and is suspicious of the bond she has formed with her family. As the duchess's behavior toward Henriette grows more and more irrational, it puts into play tragic events that will change all their lives forever.(Melodrama, Drama)

  • 1940 - Boom Town. (120 minutes B&W) Directors: Jack Conway and John Waters. Cast: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr. Summary: The ups and downs of two "wildcatters" as they rise from the Texas, Oklahoma, California oil fields to Wall Street offices. Theme: Spirit of America [TEXAS; OKLAHOMA; NEW YORK] (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1940 - Brother Orchid. (91 minutes) Director: Lloyd Bacon. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Allen Jenkins, Donald Crisp, Cecil Kellaway, Ann Sothern, Ralph Bellamy. Summary: An American gangster goes broke in Europe trying to get some class. [EUROPE] (Drama)

  • 1940 - Dark Command. (94 minutes) Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Claire Trevor. Summary: The people must face Quantrell's Raiders, a renegade group in the Kansas Territory. [KANSAS]

  • 1940 - Edison, the Man. (117 minutes B&W) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson. Summary: Thomas Edison is an enterprising young inventor hungry for achievement. After he sells a version of the stock market ticker that he has perfected, Edison uses the money to open an "invention factory," where he works on projects like the phonograph. When one of his friends boasts that Edison has invented an electric light before any such object exists, Edison must use all of his skill to complete the task, relying on innovation and trial and error. (Biography, Drama) (Biopic)

  • 1940 - The Fighting 69th. (90 minutes) Director: William Keighley. Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Dennis Morgan. Summary: A tough and cocky soldier becomes part of the celebrated Irish-American regiment, The Fighting 69th, fighting in the trenches of World War I and learning of fear. [EUROPE] (Drama/Action)

  • 1940 - The Front Page: His Girl Friday. Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell. (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur work)

  • 1940 - Gaslight. (89 minutes) Director: . Cast: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell. Summary: Twenty years removed from Alice Barlow's murder by a thief looking for her jewels, newlyweds Paul and Bella Mallen move into the very house where the crime was committed. Retired detective B.G. Rough, who worked on the Barlow case, is still in the area and grows suspicious of Paul, who he feels bears a striking resemblance to one of Barlow's relatives. Rough must find the truth before the killer can strike again and reclaim his bounty. (Based on 1939/82 paged Patrick Hamilton novel.) (Drama, Thriller) (See the 1944 version)

  • 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)

  • 1940 - The Great Dictator. (126 minutes G) Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard. Summary: After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin) spends years in an army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl and her neighbors in rebelling. (Drama film, Comedy-drama)

  • 1940 - The Great McGinty. (83 minutes B&W) Director: Preston Sturges. Cast: Brian Donlevy, William Demarest, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff. Summary: In a dive south of the border, bartender Dan McGinty stops a young man from committing suicide after a moment of dishonesty, and relates how a moment of honesty brought him down in a flashback. As a young man, McGinty joins a crooked political boss and rises from extortionist to alderman. Urged by the boss to marry his secretary to give respectability to his run for mayor, McGinty agrees -- only to fall in love with his wife and decide to do an honest thing for once in his life. (Comedy, Drama)

  • 1940 - His Girl Friday. Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell. (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur 1928 play.) (Drama film, Romance)

  • 1940 - The House of Seven Gables. (90 minutes) Director: Joe May. Cast: Vincent Price, Margaret Lindsay, George Sanders, Nan Grey, Alan Napier, Dick Foran. Summary: In Salem, Massachusetts, is there a curse on the house? (Based on the 1851/344 paged Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.] [MASSACHUSETTS] (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1940 - The Howard's of Virginia. (Based on "The Tree of Liberty" by Elizabeth Page.)(Drama)

  • 1940 - I Love You Again. (99 minutes) Director: W>S. Van Dyke. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy. Summary: Larry Wilson is a wealthy businessman. He's also so incredibly boring that his wife, wants a divorce. But when Larry gets knocked on the head, he discovers that he isn't Larry Wilson at all. He's actually George Carey, a con artist, and his life as Larry has really been a case of amnesia. Now back to his old ways, George plans a con to rob an entire town of their money. But George's fiery ways make Kay reconsider the divorce. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1940 - It's A Date. (103 minutes) Director: William A. Seiter. Cast: Deanna Durbin, Walter Pidgeon, Kay Francis, Eugene Pallette. Summary: A teenage woman competes for the love of a man against her mother. [HAWAII]

  • 1940 - Kitty Foyle. (107 minutes) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli, Gladys Cooper, Ernest Cossart. Summary: This story follows the life of a working-class Philadelphia woman, Kitty Foyle, who must decide between arriving at the pier at midnight to go to South America with her dream-lover and former husband, Philadelphia aristocrat, Wyn Strafford, or marriage at midnight to her doctor beau, Mark. Revealing culture clash, this follows Kitty through working for the Philly newspaper run by Wyn, her short marriage and divorce to him because of his family's hold on him, life during the depression, and her love for a young penniless New York intern, Mark. [NEW YORK; PENNSYLVANIA] [Academy Award for Ginger Rogers] (Based on the 1939/339 paged Christopher Morley novel.) (Drama)

  • 1940 - Knute Rockne: All American. (74 minutes) Director: Lloyd Bacon. Cast: Pat O'Brien, Ronald Reagan, Gale Page. Summary: Life of Knute Rockne, Notre Dame's football coach. [ILLINOIS] (Drama, Sport)

  • 1940 - The Letter. (95 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Music: Max Steiner. Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, Gale Sondergaard. Summary: Reveals through flashback how a Singapore rubber plantation manager's wife is trapped in a loveless marriage, seeks a lover, and murders him to preserve her honor only to be placed on trial and acquitted. Will the native woman who holds a letter and sells it let injustice survive over justice? [SINGAPORE, MALAYASIA] (Based on W. Somerset Maugham's 1926/74 paged novel.)(Drama, Melodrama)

  • 1940 - The Light That Failed. (Based on a Rudyard Kipling novel.)

  • 1940 - The Long Voyage Home. (Based on a Eugene O'Neill play.)

  • 1940 - My Favorite Wife. (88 minutes B&W) RKO. Director: Garson Kanin. Screenplay: Bela Spewack and Samuel Spewack, from a Bella and Samuel Spewack, Leo McCarey story. Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott. (Based on Enoch Arden a Tennyson 1864/118 paged work) (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance, Drama)

  • 1940 - No Time for Comedy. (Based on a S.N. Behrman work.)

  • 1940 - Northwest Passage. (127 minutes) Director: King Vidor. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey. [NEW YORK] Summary: Roger's Rangers in Upper State New York in the 1750s. (Based on a Kenneth Roberts work.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1940 - Of Mice and Men. (Based on the John Steinbeck novel.)

  • 1940 - Our Town. (90 minutes) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: William Holden, Martha Scott, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter. Summary: Life in a small town. [Based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama play]

  • 1940 - The Philadelphia Story. (112 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart. Summary: Film version of "The Taming of the Shrew" (Based on a Philip Barry play.)(Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Best Actor to Jimmy Stewart) (Romance, Comedy)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 1940 - The Return of Frank James. (92 minutes) Director: Fritz Lang. Cast: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Donald Meek, John Carradine, Jackie Cooper, J. Edward Bromberg, Henry Hull. Summary: Frank James avenges the death of his brother Jesse. [COLORADO] (Drama, Action)

  • 1940 - Santa Fe Trail. (110 minutes B&W) Director: Michael Curtiz. Music: Max Steiner. Cast: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Olivia de Haviland, Raymond Massey. Summary: After graduating from West Point, Jeb Stuart and George Custer are both stationed to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Once there, they find that the violent abolitionist John Brown has laid waste to the state, killing anyone who gets in the way of his anti-slavery crusade. While the duo must work together to battle the murderous revolutionary, they also come to blows over their competing love for Kit Carson Holliday. (Drama)

  • 1940 - The Shop Around the Corner. (100 minutes) Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Cast: James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut. Summary: In a pre-World War II Budapest, Hungary gift shop, a reliable working man adds interest to his life by corresponding through the mail with an anonymous woman who unknowingly becomes his co-worker and love interest. [HUNGARY] (Based on the 1937 Nikolaus Laszlo play) (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1940 - Strange Cargo. (Based on "Not Too Narrow, Not Too Deep" by Richard Sale.)

  • 1940 - They Drive By Night. (95 minutes) Director: Raoul Walsh. (Based on the A. E. Bezzerides work.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1940 - They Knew What They Wanted. (96 minutes B&W) Director: Garson Kanin. Cast: Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton. Summary: A grape grower in California's Napa Valley wants a wife and family, meets a lonely waitress while eating there, has his womanizer friend correspond with her for him by mail, proposes by mail, gets her to come to California to marry him until the womanizer friend gets in the way of their life together. [CALIFORNIA] (Based on the 1924/179 paged Sidney Howard play.)(Drama)

  • 1940 - This Thing Called Love. (Based on the 1928 play by Edwin Burke.)

  • 1940 - Too Many Husbands. (Based on W. Somerset Maugham' "Home and Beauty.")

  • 1940 - Victory. (Based on the Joseph Conrad novel.)

  • 1940 - Vigil in the Night. (Based on the A. J. Cronin novel.)

  • 1940 - Virginia City. (121 minutes B&W) Director: Michael Curtiz. Music: Max Steiner. Cast: Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, Humphrey Bogart. Summary: Three groups competing for a shipment of gold during the Civil War. (Drama, Action)

  • 1940 - Waterloo Bridge. (103 minutes) Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, C. Aubrey Smith, Maria Ouspenskaya. Summary: Myra, a fragile ballerina, and Roy, a British army officer, meet and fall in love on the famed bridge during a London air raid in World War I. They are about to marry but Roy is suddenly called to the front. Having lost her job and believing Roy dead in action, Myra turns to prostitution. [ENGLAND] (Based on the Robert Sherwood 1930 play.) (Versions 1931, 1940, and 1956 as "Gaby")(Drama/Romance)

  • 1940 - The Westerner. (97 minutes) United Artists - Director: William Wyler. Screenplay: Jo Swerling and Niven Busch. Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone. Summary: (From the story by Stuart N. Lake.) (Drama/WESTERN)

    Director: William Wyler: The Good Fairy (1935); Dodsworth (1936); Dead End (1937); Jezebel (1938); Wuthering Heights (1939); The Letter (1940); The Little Foxes (1941); Mrs. Miniver (1942); The Best Years of Our Lives (1946); The Heiress (1949); Detective Story (1951); Carrie (1951); Roman Holiday (1953); The Friendly Persuasion (1956); The Big Country (1958); Ben Hur (1959); The Children's Hour (1962); Funny Girl (1968)

  • 1940 - The Young Tom Edison. (86 minutes B&W) Director: Norman Taurog. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler. Summary: During the 1860s, Tom Edison is a precocious boy with a penchant for mischief. After setting off a smoke bomb, he is expelled from his school to the dismay of his father. However, Tom's mother, knows that he is incredibly gifted. After Tom rescues a young boy from an oncoming train, the boy's father, offers him a job in a telegraph office, where's he's finally given a chance to prove himself. (Biography) (Biopic)

  • 1942 - All Through the Night. (Based on Leonard Spigelgass and Leonard Ross story.)

  • 1941 - Appointment for Love. (89 minutes B&W) Director: William A. Seiter. Cast: Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullivan, Eugene Pallette. Summary: A playwright marries a doctor who insists on separate apartments and daily 7 a.m. meetings. (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance, Comedy)

  • 1941 - Back Street. (89 minutes B&W) Director: Robert Stevenson. Cast: Margaret Sullivan, Charles Boyer. Summary: In turn-of-the-century Cincinnati, vibrant shop girl Ray Smith falls in love with banker Walter Saxel, who is engaged to a socially prominent woman. Inadvertently prevented from running away with Walter, Ray remains single but reunites with him five years later. Despite Walter being married and having a son, Ray becomes his mistress, and over the years suffers social ostracism and long stretches of solitude while waiting for their brief interludes together. (Based on the 1931/441 paged Fannie Hurst novel.)(Drama) (See 1933 version)

  • 1941 - Ball of Fire. (112 minutes B&W) Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck. Summary: In 1941 New York, a group of bachelor scholars writing an encyclopedia get stalled on "S" for slang causing research into the real life where Sugarpuss O'Shea steals the heart of the grammarian. [NEW YORK] (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance)

  • 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)

  • 1941 - The Bride Came C.O.D.. (93 minutes B&W) Director: William Keighley. Music: Max Steiner. Cast: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Jack Carson, George Tobias, Harry Davenport. Summary: A Texas oil heiress and a Hollywood bandleader's elopement is thwarted by a charter plane pilot about to lose his business who arranges with the heiress' father to kidnap his daughter and bring her to Texas rather than to Las Vegas, Nevada for her marriage. [CALIFORNIA; TEXAS] (Based on a Kenneth Earl and M. M. Musselman story)(Romance)

  • 1941 - Charley's Aunt. (80 minutes) Director: Archie Mayo. Music: Alfred Newman. Cast:. Summary: In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from. (Based on the 1892 play by Brandon Thomas.)(Comedy, Romance, Screwball Comedy)

  • 1941 - Citizen Kane. Director: Orson Welles. Cast: Orson Welles (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1941 - The Devil and Daniel Webster. (85 minutes) Director: William Dieterle. Cast: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, James Craig, Anne Shirley, Jane Darwell, Gene Lockhart. Summary: The souls of two men are at stake. [Based on the 1937/61 paged Stephen Vincent Benet story originally published in the SatEvePost.] (Fantasy, Drama)

  • 1941 - The Devil and Miss Jones. (92 minutes) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Edmund Gwenn, Spring Byington, William Demarest, S. Z. Sakall. Summary: In New York City, the employees of a department store owned by the richest man in the world begin to organize for better working conditions until this pleasureless man infiltrates them as a shoesalesman co-worker, gains their confidence, becomes repentant, and changes their lives and his. [NEW YORK] (Drama, Romance)

  • 1941 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. (127 minutes) Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp, Barton MacLane. Summary: The story of a radical English doctor whose experiments lead him to the discovery of a destructive potion that transforms him into a hideous creature of unbridled emotions. (Based on the 1886/304 paged novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.) [ENGLAND] (Drama/Horror)

  • 1941 - The Flame of New Orleans. (79 minutes) Director: Rene Clair. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Roland Young, Bruce Cabot, Misha Auer. Summary: Claire, a French woman in search of a rich husband in 1841 New Orleans, decides the best way to lure a wealthy suitor is to masquerade as a countess, and soon she attracts two prosperous possible partners. Her ruse risks unraveling when an old associate appears, dropping hints of her salacious past. To rebuff his sabotage, Claire invents a troubled cousin, then impersonates her, adding a new persona to her subterfuge. (Comedy-drama)

  • 1941 - The Great Lie. (101 minutes) Director: Edmund Goulding. Cast: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson, Hattie McDaniel, Grant Mitchell, Jerome Cowan. Summary: Melodramatic story of a pilot man who marries a professional pianist and finds out the marriage is illegal because her divorce was not yet formal. When the actual date arrives, she prefers to give a concert in Philadelphia than get married legally. He returns to Maryland and proposes to his former fiance who accepts. He gets a job helping Washington, D. C. with his flying skills and turns up lost. The pianist learns she is pregnant. The legal wife wants to raise the child. She goes with the pianist to Arizona until the boy is born and the pact of insuring the pianist's monetary problems for the gift of raising the son is formed until the husband turns up found. [SOUTH AMERICA; ARIZONA; MARYLAND; NEW YORK; WASHINGTON, D. C.] (Melodrama/Drama)

  • 1941 - High Sierra. (100 minutes) Warner Brothers - Director: Raoul Walsh. Screenplay: John Huston and W. R. Burnett, from Burnett's novel. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Joan Leslie, Henry Travers, Arthur Kennedy, Alan Curtis, Barton MacLane, Henry Hull, Willie Best. (Drama/Adventure/Gangster Film)

    Director: Raoul Walsh: What Price Glory? (1926); Sadie Thompson (1928); The Big Trail (1930); The Bowery (1933); High Sierra (1941); Objective Burma (1945); White Heat (1949)

  • 1941 - How Green Was My Valley. (118 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, John Loder, Barry Fitzgerald. Summary: Life of a Welsh mining family as seen through the eyes of its youngest child. [Based on a 1939/651 paged Richard Llewellyn novel.] [WALES] (Drama film/Epic film)

  • 1941 - Kipps. (Based on an H.G. Wells novel.)

  • 1941 - The Lady Eve. (97 minutes) Paramount. Director: Preston Sturges. Screenplay: Preston Sturges. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, William Demarest. (Based on a Monckton Hoffe story.) (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY)

  • 1941 - Little Foxes. (Based on a Lillian Hellman novel.)

  • 1941 - The Maltese Falcon. (100 minutes) Director: John Huston. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet. Summary: In San Francisco, a woman hires two private detectives to follow a man who has allegedly run off with her younger sister and one of the detectives turns up dead. After the death of his partner, private eye Sam Spade is dragged into looking for a valuable black falcon statuette. (Based on the 1930/213 paged Dashiell Hammett novel.)[CALIFORNIA] (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1941 - Man Hunt. (Based on "Rogue Male" by Geoffrey Household.)

  • 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)

  • 1941 - Penny Serenade. (119 minutes B&W) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne. Summary: Since marrying, a woman wanted to start a family. When an accident occurs while visiting Japan, she miscarries and becomes incapable of having children. The couple adopts a girl. When their business fails, they must fight in court to keep their daughter. (Based on Penny Serenade a 1940 McCall's story by Martha Cheavens.) (Drama, Melodrama)

  • 1941 - Remember the Day.

  • 1941 - The Sea Wolf. (100 minutes B&W) Director: Michael Curtiz. Music: Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Stanley Ridges. Summary: In 1900, fugitives board the seal ship the "Ghost," under the command of callous Wolf Larsen. They witness how the captain's cruelty has hardened the crew. The ship is fleeing the captain's brother, and the captain has a deeper, darker secret that threatens the entire crew. (Based on the 1904/425 paged Jack London psychological adventure novel.)(Adventure, Drama)

  • 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)

  • 1941 - So Ends Our Night. (Based on "Flotsam" Erich Maria Remarque's work.)

  • 1941 - Sullivan's Travels. (90 minutes) Director: Preston Sturges. Cast: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall, Eric Blore, Jimmy Conlin. Summary: Spoof of Hollywood when a film director tries to experiment finding out what life outside Tinseltown is really like as he lives as a tramp, gets mugged, turns up dead, and gets sent to hard labor for 6 years. He realizes that laughter, not deep thoughts are what the people of the time need. [CALIFORNIA; LAS VEGAS, NEVADA; KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI] (Drama, Romance)

  • 1941 - Suspicion . (99 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Music: Franz Waxman. Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Joan Harrison. Cast: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke. (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER) (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1941 - They Met in Bombay. (93 minutes) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Peter Lorre, Jessie Ralph, Reginald Owen, Alan Ladd. Summary: Two thieves fall in love while going after the same diamond, but when the Japanese invade China, being disguised as a British officer gets them into trouble. [CHINA] (Drama)

  • 1941 - Tobacco Road. (84 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Charley Grapevine, Marjorie Rameau, Gene Tierney, William Tracy. Summary: A poor family in rural Georgia struggles to make ends meet as the clan's father proudly refuses help at every turn. Although the family have thrived on their land for generations, the outlook for the family is bleak with many children having left the farm, but two still around to cause a fair share of drama. (Based on the 1932/192 paged Erskine Caldwell novel.) (Drama, Comedy)

  • 1941 - Tom, Dick, and Harry. (86 minutes B&W) Director: Garson Kanin. Music: Roy Webb. Cast: Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Alan Marshal, Burgess Meredith, Phil Silvers. Summary: Dreaming of money and riches, which eligible bachelor will spice up the humdrum life of telephone operator, Janie. Will it be her steady boyfriend, Tom, the car salesman; Harry, the mechanic; or Dick, the millionaire recently returned from living in New York? [CHICAGO, ILLINOIS; NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK] (Romance)

  • 1941 - Western Union. (95 minutes) Directors: Fritz Lang, Darryl F. Zanuck, Harry Joe Brown, Otto Brower. Cast: Randolph Scott, Robert Young, Dean Jagger, Virginia Gilmore. Summary: When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor. (Based on the 1939/320 paged Zane Grey novel.)(History, Western, Drama)

  • 1942 - Across the Pacific. (98 minutes) Director: John Huston. Music: Adolph Deutsch. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet. Summary: A tough Army officer is sent undercover to match wits with Japanese supporters on the eve of Pearl Harbor. [HAWAII; JAPAN] (Robert Carson's SatEvePost serialization) (Drama/Thriller)

  • 1942 - Bambi. (70 minutes) Directors: David Hand and James Algar. Cast:. Summary: Story of a young deer growing up in the forest. (Based on the 1923/192 paged Feliz Salten novel.) (Fantasy, Drama film)

  • 1942 - The Black Swan. (87 minutes) Director: Henry King. Cast: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, George Sanders. Summary: An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems. (Based on 1931/311 paged "The Black Swan" by Rafael Sabatini.) (Drama, Action, Swashbuckler film)

  • 1942 - Casablanca. (102 minutes PG) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid, Peter Lorre, Sydney Longstreet. Summary: Political intrigue and nationality emotions meet in Morocco at Rick's Cafe during World War II as expatriots gather to tensely awaiting the prospective travel papers which will bring them home to the United States. [FRENCH MOROCCO] (Based on the Joan Alison and Murray Burnett play, "Everybody Comes to Rick's.)(Drama film, Romance)

  • 1942 - Desperate Journey. (106 minutes) Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan. Summary: During World War II, American pilots stranded in Germany struggle to cross the border. [GERMANY] (Drama)

  • 1942 - The Falcon Takes Over. (Based on a Michael Arlen work.)

  • 1942 - For Me and My Girl. (104 minutes) Director: Busby Berkeley. Cast: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly, Martha Eggerth, Ben Blue. Summary: A vaudeville song-and-dance duo who buck tough times and World War I on the way to show business success always wanted to play New York's Palace Theater. [NEW YORK] (Romance, Musical)

  • 1942 - Gentleman Jim. (104 minutes) Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, Jack Carson, Alexis Smith. Summary: As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world. (Drama, Sport)

  • 1942 - George Washington Slept Here. (91 minutes B&W) Director: William Keighley. Cast: Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride, Hattie McDaniel. Summary: A married couple are frustrated with their efforts to modernize their newly purchased Colonial house. (Comedy)

  • 1942 - The Glass Key. (85 minutes) Director: Stuart Heisler. Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake. Summary: A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign. (Based on the 1931/214 paged Dashiell Hammett novel.) (Drama, Adventure, Film Noir, Crime film)

  • 1961 - I Married a Witch. (Based on "The Passionate Witch" by Thorne Smith.)

  • 1942 - In Old California. (88 minutes B&W) Director: William McGann. Cast: John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parish, Patsy Kelly, Edgar Kennedy. Summary: When young pharmacist in California leads the ranchers against a Sacramento politician who has forced money from them, the politician taints a tonic prescribed for a patient who dies causing the pharmacist to be put on trial. [CALIFORNIA] (Action, Adventure, Drama)

  • 1942 - In This Our Life. (98 minutes) Director: John Huston. Cast: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan, Charles Coburn, Billie Burke, Frank Craven, Hattie McDaniel, Lee Patrick. Music: Max Steiner Summary: Stanley Timberlake leaves her fiance, an attorney, to run off with her sisters husband, a physician, causing him to drink, commit suicide and her to return to attempt to snare back her former fiance, now the fiance of her sister. (Based on the 1941/350 paged Ellen Glasgow novel.)[MARYLAND] (Drama, Melodrama)

  • 1942 - Jeannie. (Based on an Aimee Stuart play.)

  • 1942 - The Jungle Book. (108 minutes) Director: Zoltan Korda. Music: Miklos Rosa. Cast: Sabu. Summary: A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life. (Based on the 1895/368 paged Rudyard Kipling work.) (Action, Adventure)

  • 1942 - Keeper of the Flame. (100 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf, Margaret Wycherly, Forrest Tucker, Percy Kilbride, Darryl Kickman, Donald Meek, Howard Da Silva. Summary: After a patriotic, national hero dies in an automobile accident, the world mourns and a top-notch reporter who respected the individual travels to the man's small hometown to write a tribute of his life. After meeting the hero's widow and family, he falls in love with the widow. (Based on a I.A.R. Wylie novel.)(Drama, Mystery)

  • 1942 - King's Row. (127 minutes) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Claude Rains. Summary: The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century. (Based on the 1940/536 paged Henry Bellman novel.)(Drama, Mystery)

  • 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)

  • 1942 - The Major and the Minor. (111 minutes) Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley, Diana Lynn. Summary: In 1941 New York City, Susan Applegate, an Iowan woman, decides to give up city life after 25 jobs and to return home only to find that the train fare has gone up. Her only solution is to disguise herself as a 12-year old and purchase a child's fare ticket. Keeping in character is a challenge as is being discovered so that she is trapped in her role. Brought to a military academy in Indiana by the military instructor who befriends her as Uncle Philip on the train, she finds herself falling in love with him, who is to be shortly married. [NEW YORK; INDIANA; IOWA] (Drama, Farce)

  • 1942 - The Male Animal. (101 minutes) Director: Elliott Nugent. Cast: Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson, Eugene Pallette, Herbert Anderson, Don DeFore, Hattie McDaniel. Summary: It's Homecoming weekend at Midwestern University playing Michigan and the life of mild-mannered college instructor Tommy Turner turns topsy-turvy as the trustee's search for Communist sentiment raises the question of a college airing the ideas of all people, even that of Vanzetti; the return of his wife's former football hero boyfriend after 6 years of marriage questioning his manhood and mating strength; and a campus editorialist praising unpolitical ideals of Turner almost costing him his job and recent promotion. [MICHIGAN]

  • 1942 - The Man Who Came to Dinner. (103 minutes B&W) Director: William Keighley. Cast: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Wooley, Jimmy Durante. Summary: While on a speaking tour, an opinionated and arrogant critic slips on the front steps of an Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip. He and his entourage take over the house indefinitely. (Based on the 1939 George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart comedy play.)(Comedy)

  • 1942 - Mrs. Miniver. (134 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty. Summary: In a small town in England, the Miniver family shows us the 1940 bombing of England during World War II and how war touches the lives of everyone. [ENGLAND] (Dramatic film, Romance)

  • 1942 - My Sister Eileen. (Based on Eileen McKenney's work.)

  • 1942 - A Night to Remember. (91 minutes) Director: Richard Wallace. Cast: Loretta Young, Brian Aherne, Jeff Donnell, William Wright, Sidney Toler, Gale Sondergaard. Summary: A New York mystery writer and his wife move to a former Greenwich Village speakeasy so that he might write a romantic novel. He and his wife find themselves in the center of a blackmail/murder. [NEW YORK] (Mystery, Romance, Drama)

  • 1942 - Now, Voyager. (118 minutes) Director: Irving Rapper. Cast: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville, Ilka Chase. Music: Max Steiner Summary: Charlotte Vale, a Boston-bred spinster's life is physically and spiritually transformed after a breakdown and treatment by a psychiatrist who supports her overcoming her domineering mother to discover love, heartbreak, and contentment in her own life. (Based on the 1941/284 paged Olive Higgins Prouty novel.)[MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1942 - Once Upon a Honeymoon. (117 minutes) Director: Leo McCarey. Summary: A naive American woman from New York living in Europe and seeking a wealthy husband marries a Nazi sympathizer and worker for Adolph Hitler and sees Austria, Poland, Czechosklovakia and France fall to Hitler as she continues on her honeymoon. Will the charming new journalist who seeks her story and falls in love with her be able to convince her that she is in danger? [AUSTRIA, POLAND, GERMANY, FRANCE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA] (Dramatic film/Romance comedy)

  • 1942 - The Palm Beach Story. (88 minutes B&W) Paramount. Director: Preston Sturges. Screenplay: Preston Sturges. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee. (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY) (Romance, Comedy)

  • 1942 - The Pride of the Yankees. (127 minutes B&W) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Ludwig Stossel. Summary: The life of New York Yankees star, Lou Gehrig [NEW YORK] (Drama)

  • 1942 - Random Harvest. (126 minutes B&W) Director: Melvyn LeRoy. Cast: Greer Garson, Ronald Colman, Susan Peters, Philip Dorn. Summary: A veteran of World War I, has lost all memory of his life before the war. Left to wander, he meets a showgirl with whom he falls in love. They are soon happily married, but when he travels out of town, a car hits him -- erasing the memories of his life with his wife, but restoring those of his life before the war. While he returns to his previous life, his wife tries to find a way to be reunited with her husband. (Based on the 1941/336 paged James Hilton novel.) (Drama)

  • 1942 - Roxie Hart.(75 minutes) Director: William Wellman. Cast: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery. Summary: Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned? (Based on the Maurine Watkins play "Chicago" which was the basis for the 1975 Bob Fosse musical, Chicago.) (See the 1927, 1942, 2002 adaptations)(Comedy, Crime, Romance)

  • 1942 - The Saboteur. (108 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Writers: Peter Viertel (original screenplay), Joan Harrison (original screen play). Cast: Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Norman Lloyd, Otto Kruger. Summary: Political views of wealthy U. S. citizens during World War II on the homefront transfer to the sabotage of an aircraft factory, the Hoover Dam, and a new ship being christened at Brooklyn, New York navy yard. You have the plot for an aircraft worker in California who becomes a fugitive when he is gathered up in the whirlwind of emotional terror and charged with the sabotage of the factory where he worked and the death of his best friend during a fire. Finding the real saboteur and clearing himself bring him from California to New York City. [CALIFORNIA; NEW YORK] (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER)

  • 1942 - Secret Mission. (90 minutes) Director: Harold French. Cast: Hugh Williams, James Mason, Michael Wilding, Carla Lehmann, Nancy Price, Roland Culver. Summary: During World War II, four British intelligence agents infiltrate the heart of occupied France in this cloak and dagger thriller. [FRANCE] (Drama/War)

  • 1942 - Song of the Islands. (75 minutes) Director: Walter Lang. Cast: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell, Hilo Hattie. Summary: The daughter of an Irish beachcomber living on a tiny Hawaiian island returns after three years at school, performs for guests at a celebratory luau. A handsome playboy whose father owns a cattle ranch on the island falls in love with her, thinking she is a native girl. Wanting to own the property of the beachcomber brings conflict to the cattle rancher. [HAWAII]

  • 1942 - Stand By for Action. (109 minutes) MGM. Director: Roy Z. Leonard. Screenplay: George Bruce, Jean L. Balderston and Herman J. Mankiewicz. Cast: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Charles Laughton, Walter Brennan. (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS)

  • 1942 - The Talk of the Town. (118 minutes B&WDirector: George Stevens. Cast: Cary Grant, Ronald Colman, Jean Arthur. Summary: A man who was wrongfully convicted of arson, manages to escape from prison. While on the lam, he finds the home of an old friend from school for whom he harbors a secret affection. She believes in his innocence and lets him pose as her landscaper; meanwhile, a legal expert, has just begun renting a room in her home and also has eyes for Nora, leading to a series of comic misadventures.(Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY)(Drama)

  • 1942 - This Gun For Hire. (81 minutes) Director: Frank Tuttle. Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake. Summary: When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies. (Based on Graham Greene novel "A Gun For Sale".) (Drama, Adventure, Film Noir, Crime film)

  • 1942 - To Be or Not to Be. (99 minutes) Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Cast: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack. Summary: In Warsaw, Poland, a theatrical troupe becomes involved in the Underground to overcome Hitler and the Third Reich. [POLAND] (Drama/War Comedy)

  • 1942 - Tortilla Flat. (Based on a John Steinbeck work.)

  • 1942 - Wake Island. (87 minutes) Paramount. Director: Joe Farrow. Screenplay: Frank Butler, W. R. Burnett. Cast: William Bendix, Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston. (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS)

  • 1942 - We the Living. (174 minutes B&W) Director: Goffredo Alessandrini. Cast: Guglielmo Sinaz. Summary: Struggle of the individual against the state. (Based on the 1936/464 paged Ayn Rand novel.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1942 - White Cargo. (90 minutes) Director: Richard Thorpe. Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon, Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Reginald Owen, Henry O'Neill. Summary: An African native girl attempts to seduce a group of British plantation managers. (Based on the 1912/460 paged "Hell's Playground" by Ida Vera Simonton.)(Drama)

  • 1942 - Woman of the Year. (112 minutes) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, William Bendix. Summary: Will the marriage of a sophisticated international affairs columnist and a rugged sportwriter both working for a New York newspaper work? [NEW YORK] (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY)

  • 1942 - Yankee Doodle Dandy. (126 minutes) Warner Brothers. Director: Michael Curtiz. Screenplay: Robert Buckner and Edmund Joseph. Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Rosemary DeCamp. Summary: Brought to the White House to receive a Congressional Gold Medal from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Broadway legend George M. Cohan reflects on his life through flashbacks. (Biography, Drama, Musical)(Biopic)

  • 1943 - Air Force. (124 minutes) Warners - Director: Howard Hawks. Screenplay: Dudley Nichols. Cast: John Garfield, Gig Young, Harry Carey. (Genre: ADVENTURE; WORLD WAR II COMBAT) (Drama, Action)

    Director: Howard Hawks: The Dawn Patrol (1930); Scarface (1932); Twentieth Century (1934); Barbary Coast (1935); Bringing Up Baby (1938); His Girl Friday (1940); To Have and Have Not (1944); The Big Sleep (1946); Red River (1948); Monkey Business (1952); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953); Rio Bravo (1958); Hatari (1962); Man's Favourite Sport (1964); El Dorado (1966)

  • 1943 - Background to Danger. (80 minutes) Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: George Raft, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre. Summary: A United States agent posing as an American machinery salesman in Turkey, becomes involved in a series of plots and counter-plots to draw neutral Turkey into the war on the Nazi side.[Based on the 1937/280 paged Eric Ambler novel.] [TURKEY] (Action)

  • 1943 - Bataan. (114 minutes) MGM. Director: Tay Garnett. Screenplay: Robert D. Andrews. Cast: Robert Taylor, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Nolan, Robert Walker. (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS)

  • 1943 - Cabin in the Sky. (98 minutes) Directors: Vincente Minnelli and Busby Berkeley. Cast: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Ethel Waters, Kenneth Spencer, Rex Ingram. Summary: When compulsive gambler Little Joe Jackson dies in a drunken fight, he awakens in purgatory, where he learns that he will be sent back to Earth for six months to prove that he deserves to be in heaven. He awakens, remembering nothing and struggles to do right by his devout wife, Petunia, while an angel known as the General and the devil's son, Lucifer Jr., fight for his soul. (Story written by Lynn Root)(Fantasy, Drama)

  • 1943 - China. (79 minutes) Director: John Farrow. Cast: Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Philip Ahn, Sen Yung, Iris Wong. Summary: Story of a tough-minded American gasoline salesman in 1941 wartime China, who sells supplies to the highest bidder, in this case, the Japanese, but whose attitude changes when, on the way to Shanghai, he meets an American schoolteacher and her Chinese students. He changes his mind about becoming involved with the people when he becomes part of a small band of Chinese guerrilas on a dynamite-stealing mission. [CHINA] (War/Drama)

  • 1943 - Crash Dive. (105 minutes) Director: Archie Mayo. Cast: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews. Summary: Filmed during World War II, this film tells of a romance between a submarine duty naval officer and woman who happens to be engaged to the commander of the ship to which he will be assigned. Collaboratively working against the Nazis becomes a reality for the two men. [WASHINGTON, D. C.] (Drama, Romance)

  • 1943 - Destination Tokyo. (135 minutes) Warner Brothers. Director: Delmer Daves. Screenplay: Delmer Daves and Albert Malz. Cast: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Dane Clark, Alan Hale. (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS) (Drama)

  • 1943 - Five Graves to Cairo. (Based on a Lajos Biro play.)

  • 1943 - For Whom the Bells Toll. (174 minutes) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Katina Paxinou, Akim Tamiroff, Joseph Calleia, Arturo DeCordova, Mikhail Rasumny. Summary: Patriots and outsiders fight during the Spanish Civil War. [SPAIN] (Based on the 1940/471 paged Ernest Hemingway novel.) (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1943 - God Is My Co-Pilot. (90 minutes) Warner Brothers. Director: Robert Florey. Screenplay: Peter Milne and Abem Finkle. Cast: Dennis Morgan, Alan Hale, Raymond Massey. Summary: An historical look at war aviation from pilots. (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS) (Based on the 224 paged work by Col. Robert Lee Scott.)(Biography, Drama)

  • 1943 - Guadalcanal Diary. (93 minutes B&W) 20th Century-Fox. Director: Lewis Seiler. Screenplay: Lamar Trotti. Cast: Lloyd Nolan, Richard Jaeckel, William Bendix. (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS) (Drama, Action)

  • 1943 - A Guy Named Joe. (120 minutes) Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson, James Gleason. Summary: A WWII pilot is killed in action over the Atlantic Ocean but comes back as a ghost, assigned to supervise a novice airman who is also falls in love with his ex-girlfriend at a New Guinea Allied base from which they are bombing a Japanese munitions dump. (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS)[NEW GUINEA] (Drama/Fantasy)

  • 1943 - Heaven Can Wait. (113 minutes) Director: Ernest Lubitsch. Music: Alfred Newman, Cyril J. Mockridge. Cast: Don Ameche, Laird Cregar. Summary: A spoiled playboy dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell where he knows he belongs. The devil doesn't believe he meets Hell's standards. The playboy recounts his life's deeds to help the devil make the proper decision.) (Based on Laszlo Bus-Fekete's Hungarian play, "Birthdays.") (Fantasy, Drama)

  • 1943 - Holy Matrimony. (Based on an Arnold Bennett play.) (see 1933 version "His Double Life.")

  • 1943 - Human Comedy. Director: Clarence Brown.

  • 1943 - Jane Eyre. (97 minutes) Director: Robert Stevenson. Cast: Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner. Summary: After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter. (Based on the 1847/507 paged Charlotte Bronte novel.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1943 - Keeper of the Flame. (Based on an I.A.R. Wylie novel.)

  • 1943 - Lassie Come Home. (90 minutes) Director: Fred M. Wilcox. Cast: Roddy Mcdowell, Nigel Bruce, Elizabeth Taylor. Summary: In a small Yorkshire village during the Great Depression, financial pressures cause the parents of young Joe Carraclough to sell his beloved dog, Lassie, to the Duke of Rudling. After the duke takes the collie to his Scottish estate, his granddaughter recognizes that the dog misses her former owner and allows her to escape. Facing great dangers and small kindnesses on her lengthy journey, the faithful dog sets forth to rejoin her beloved family. (Drama, Adventure)

  • 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)

  • 1943 - The More the Merrier. (104 minutes) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn. Summary: Romantic comedy set during World War II with a housing shortage and single working-girl who sublets half her Washington, D. C. apartment to two men. [WASHINGTON, D. C.]

  • 1943 - My Friend Flicka. (89 minutes) Director: Harold D. Schuster. Music: Alfred Newman. Cast: Roddy Mcdowell, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson. Summary: A precocious 10-year-old who lives with his family on a remote Wyoming ranch, returning home from school with failing grades, meets the rage of his father who blames the boy's lack of personal responsibility. He allows his son to choose a single colt from the herd to raise as his own. Much to his father's dismay, a fiery mustang filly is selected.(Based on the 1941/304 paged Mary O'Hara novel.)(Coming of Age, Drama)

  • 1943 - Old Acquaintance. (110 minutes) Director: Vincent Sherman. Cast: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young. Summary: Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels. (Based on the John Van Druten play.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 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)

  • 1943 - Phantom of the Opera. (93 minutes) Director: Arthur Lubin. Music: Edward Ward. Cast: Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier, Nelson, Eddy. Summary: A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House. (Based on the 1909/360 paged Gaston Leroux novel.) (Thriller, Drama) (See the 1925 silent film version)

  • 1943 - Sahara (98 minutes B&W) Director: Zoltan Korda. Music: Miklos Rozsa. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, Lloyd Bridges, Rex Ingram. Summary: After the fall of Tobruk during World War II, a ragtag battalion is stranded in the African desert. [TOBRUK] (Drama/War)

  • 1943 - The Song of Bernadette. (158 minutes B&W) Director: Henry King. Music: Alfred Newman. Cast: Jennifer Jones, Charles Pickford. Summary: Bernadette Soubirous, a young French woman experiences vivid visions of the Virgin Mary. While many dismiss her claims, certain people, including the priest slowly begin to believe her. Eventually, Bernadette is deemed a saint, and becomes a nun at a convent, where she must deal with jealousy from others who resent her revered status. (Based on the 1941/579 paged Franz Werfel novel.) (1944 Best Actress to Jennifer Jones) (Drama)

  • 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)

  • 1943 - Watch on the Rhine. (Based on the 1941 Lillian Hellman play.)

  • 1943 - War of the Wildcats. (originally released as In Old Oklahoma) (102 minutes B&W) Directors: John Wayne, Albert S. Rogell, Grant Withers. Music: Walter Scarf. Cast: John Wayne, Martha Scott, James Stewart, George "Gabby" Hayes, Dale Evans. Summary: In 1906, on Oklahoma's Indian lands, a cowboy fights for oil lease rights against a greedy oilman while a pretty schoolteacher steals both men's hearts. (Romance, Drama, Western)

  • 1944 - Arsenic and Old Lace. (118 minutes) Director: Frank Capra. Cast: Cary Grant, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair. Summary: A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.(Based on the 1939/104 paged Joseph Kesselring novel.)(Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS) (Crime film, Thriller, Comedy)

  • 1944 - The Centerville Ghose. (An Oscar Wilde work.)

  • 1944 - Christmas Holiday. (Based on a W. Somerset Maugham work.)

  • 1944 - Double Indemnity. (106 minutes) Paramount. Director: Billy Wilder. Screenplay: Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler. Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Jean Heather. Summary: A California insurance man and a suburban wife conspire to trick her husband into signing a policy that pays double for accidental death and then push him from a train. It's an almost perfect crime. (Based on the 1936/115 paged James M. Cain novel.) [CALIFORNIA] (Drama, Adventure, Film Noir, Thriller)

    Director: Billy Wilder: The Major and the Minor (1942); Five Graves to Cairo (1943); Double Indemnity (1944); The Lost Weekend (1945); A Foreign Affair (1948); Sunset Boulevard (1950; Ace in the Hole (1951); Stalag 17 (1953); Sabrina (1954); The Seven Year Itch (1955); The Spirit of St. Louis (1957); Witness for the Prosecution (1958); Some Like It Hot (1959); The Apartment (1960); One Two Three (1961); Irma La Douce (1963); Kiss Me Stupid (1964); The Fortune Cookie (1966); The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970); The Front Page (1974)

  • 1944 - Dragon Seed. (148 minutes) Director: Harold S. Bucket and Jack Conway. Cast: Katharine Hepburn Turban Bey, Walter Huston. Summary: As the Second Sino-Japanese War erupts in 1937 with the Japanese invasion of northern China, the lives of a small Chinese village are turned upside down. An heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders. (Based on the 1941/384 paged Pearl S. Buck novel.) (Drama, War)

  • 1944 - The Fighting Sullivans. (111 minutes) Director: Lloyd Bacon. Cast: Thomas Mitchell, Anne Baxter. Summary: Based on the true-life five brothers who grew up in Waterloo, Iowa and died together in World War II on the German-topedoed "Juneau." [IOWA] (Drama, Family drama)

  • 1944 - Gaslight. (114 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Charles Boyer, Angela Lansbury. Summary: The life of an innocent child who witnessed the murder of her aunt in London, went to Italy to study music, married a man in Italy and returned to London to live in the house on Thornton Square where her aunt was killed. Her husband tries to drive his wife insane. (Based on Patrick Hamilton's 1938/82 paged psychological thriller play.) [LONDON, ENGLAND; ITALY] (Academy Award for Ingrid Bergman. Screen debut of Angela Lansbury) (Drama film/Thriller) (See the 1940 version)

  • 1944 - Going My Way. (130 minutes) Director: Leo McCarey. Cast: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Rise Stevens, Frank McHugh. Summary: Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior. (1945 Best picture Academy Award; Bing Crosby, 1945 Best Actor; Leo McCarey, 1945 Best Director; Best Supporting Actor, Barry Fitzgerald) (Drama, Comedy music)

  • 1944 - The Keys of the Kingdom. (137 minutes B&W) Director: John M. Stahl. Cast: Gregory Peck, Vincent Price, Thomas Mitchell, Roddy McDowell. Summary: Flashback told by elderly priest - A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a priest in a more Christian area of the world, Father Chisholm struggles. He encounters hostility, isolation, disease, poverty and a variety of set backs which humble him, but make him more determined than ever to succeed. Over the span of many years he gains acceptance and a growing congregation among the Chinese, through his quiet determination, understanding and patience. (Based on the 1941/344 paged A.J. Cronin novel.) (Drama)

  • 1944 - Laura. Director: Otto Preminger. Cast: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, Dorothy Adams. (Based on the 1942/219 paged Vera Caspary novel.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 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)

  • 1944 - Marine Raiders. (91 minutes B&W) RKO. Directors: Harold Schuster and Robert Wise. Music: Roy Webb. Screenplay: Warren Duff. Cast: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey. Summary: Pacific theater of World War II at the Battle of Guadalcanal. (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS) (Drama, War)

  • 1944 - The Mask of Dimitrios. (Based on an Eric Ambler work.)

  • 1944 - Meet Me In St. Louis. (112 minutes) Director: Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Judy Garland. Summary: 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Theme: Spirit of America (Drama, Family drama)

  • 1944 - Ministry of Fear. (Based on the Graham Greene novel.)

  • 1944 - The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. (99 minutes B&W) Director: Preston Sturges. Cast: Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken, William Demarest. Summary: After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity. (Romance, Drama)

  • 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)

  • 1944 - Mr. Skeffington. (147 minutes) Director: Vincent Sherman. Cast: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris, Jerome Cowan, Gigi Perreau. Summary: Follows the life of a New York socialite who idolizes beauty and her charms over men through decades beginning in 1917 when she marries a Jewish businessman who patiently loves her but whom she sees as a marriage of convenience to protect her irresponsible brother from criminal charges. Scans World War I, the Prohibition, the Depression, and World War II. (Based on the 1940/233 paged Elizabeth von Arnim novel.) [NEW YORK] (Drama, Romance)

  • 1944 - Murder, My Sweet. (95 minutes B&W) Director: Edward Dmytryk. Screenplay: John Paxton. Cast: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley. Summary: After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.(Based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER)

  • 1944 - National Velvet. (Based on the 1935 Enid Bagnold novel.)

  • 1944 - Phantom Lady. (Based on a William Irish novel.)

  • 1944 - The Purple Heart. (99 minutes) Director: Lewis Milestone. Cast: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger. Summary: A group of American fliers are captured after bombing Tokyo and are put on trial for war crimes. [JAPAN] (Drama/Action)

  • 1944 - Since You Went Away. (152 minutes B&W) Director: John Cromwell. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel, Agnes Morehead, Guy Madison. Summary: World War II film set in Ohio raising up the life of the women left on the homefront. [OHIO] (Drama)

  • 1944 - The Story of Dr. Wassell. (137 minutes) Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Richard Loo, Dennis O'Keefe. Summary: Based on a true story, a physician from Arkansas risks his life to evacuate wounded American sailors from Java. [JAVA] (Docudrama, Drama)

  • 1944 - Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. (138 minutes) MGM. Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson. Summary: As Pearl Harbor nears, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland. (Based on the 1943/304 paged Ted W. Lawson novel.) (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS) (Drama History, War)

  • 1944 - Thunder Rock. (Based on the Robert Ardrey play.)

  • 1944 - To Have and Have Not. (100 minutes) Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Hoagy Carmichael, Dolores Moran. Screenplay by Jules Furthman and William Faulkner. Summary: During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer. (Based on a 1937/272 paged Ernest Hemingway novel.) (Drama film/Thriller)

  • 1944 - The Uninvited. (Based on Dorothy Macardle's work "Uneasy Freehold.")

  • 1944 - The White Cliffs of Dover. (126 minutes) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Irene Dunne, Frank Morgan, Roddy Mcdowell, Alan Marshal, Van Johnson, Peter Lawford. Summary: Pre-WWI film. (Based on a narrative poem by Alice Duer Miller.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1944 - The Woman in the Window. (Based on J. H. Wallis' novel, "Once Off Guard.")

  • 1945 - Abilene Town. (89 minutes) Director: Edwin Marin. Cast: Randolph Scott, Rhonda Fleming. Summary: 1870s conflict between the cattlemen and the homesteaders. [KANSAS]

  • 1945 - And Then There Were None. (97 minutes) Director: Rene Clair. (Based on the 1940/194 paged novel "Ten Little Indians" by Agatha Christie.) (Mystery, Drama)

  • 1945 - Back to Bataan. (95 minutes) RKO. Director: Edward Dmytryk. Screenplay: Ben Barzman and Richard H. Landau. Cast: John Wayne, Anthony Quinn. (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS)

  • 1945 - A Bell for Adano. () Director: Henry King. Summary: World War II. (Based on the 1944/269 paged John Hersey novel.) (Drama)

  • 1945 - Bells of St. Mary. (126 minutes) Director: Leo McCarey. Cast: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman. (Songs and Soaps: MELODRAMAS) (Drama/Melodrama)

  • 1945 - Brewster's Millions. (79 minutes B&W) Director: Allan Dwan. Summary: In order to inherit $7,000,000, an ex-soldier must spend $1,000,000 in two months' time. (Based on the 1903/162 paged George Barr McCutcheon novel.) (Comedy)

  • 1945 - Blithe Spirit. (Noel Coward work)

  • 1945 - Christmas in Connecticut. (101 minutes) Director: Peter Godfrey. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Reginald Gardiner, Sydney Greenstreet. Summary: For publicity, a family-advice columnist arranges a phony family for herself.

  • 1945 - The Clock. Directors: Vincente Minelli and Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Ida Lupino. (Drama)

  • 1945 - The Corn Is Green. Director: Irving Rapper. (Based on the 1941/89 paged Emlyn Williams novel.) (Drama)

  • 1945 - Detour. (68 minutes) Producers Releasing Corporation. Director: Edgar G. Ulmer. Screenplay: Martin Goldsmith. Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Pat Gleason. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Edgar G. Ulmer: The Black Cat (1934); Bluebeard (1944); Detour (1946)

  • 1945 - The Diary of A Chambermaid. (Based on an Octave Mirabeau work.)

  • 1945 - The Enchanted Cottage. (91 minutes) Director: John Cromwell. Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Spring Byington, Hillary Brooke. Summary: In a New England cottage, a combination of romance, fantasy, and melodrama blooms during World War II when a battle-damaged pilot and an inwardly lonely woman meet and see the best in each other through with the help of a widow and a blind visitor. [VERMONT; MAINE?; NEW ENGLAND] (Based on the 1922/200 paged Pinero play.) (Drama)

  • 1945 - Fallen Angel. (98 minutes) Director: Otto Preminger. Cast: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford, Anne Revere. Summary: A down-and-out stranger thrown off a San Francisco-bound bus for not having the fare, finds himself in a small Northern California coastal town. Murder and intrigue follow a scam in which he is involved. [CALIFORNIA] (Based on the 1945/125 paged Marty Holland novel.) (Drama)

  • 1945 - Guest Wife. (88 minutes) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Richard Foran, Charles Dingle, Grant Mitchell. Summary: An Ohio banker, the best friend of a worldly journalist currently working in New York, shares his wife in-name only with his bachelor friend who has built up an imaginary wife for business reasons and which causes marital mix-up comedy. [OHIO; NEW YORK]

  • 1945 - Leave Her to Heaven. (Based on a Ben Ames Williams.)

  • 1945 - The Lost Weekend. (100 minutes) Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman,Philip Terry, Howard DaSilava, Frank Faylen. Summary: Study of fictional writer, Don Birnham's addiction to alcohol and its toll on his family and personal life. [NEW YORK CITY] (Based on the 1944/244 paged Charles Jackson novel.) (Drama)

  • 1945 - Love Letters. (101 minutes B&W) Summary: Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen. (Drama)

  • 1945 - Mildred Pierce. (111 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Bruce Bennett, Ann Blythe, Veda Ann Borg, Butterfly McQueen. (Based on the James M. Cain novel 1941/298 pages) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1945 - Murder, He Says. (125 minutes) Director: George Marshall. Cast: Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main. Summary: A poll taker appears in the Ozark town of Plainville looking for a colleague who has never finished his poll of the area, becomes involved with the Fleagle family's attempts to claim $70,000 of stolen money. [OZARKS . . MISSOURI; ARKANSAS] (Similarities to "Arsenic and Old Lace")

  • 1945 - Murder, My Sweet. (Based on the Raymond Chandler novel.)

  • 1945 - Objective, Burma. (142 minutes) Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, William Prince, James Brown, George Tobias, Henry Hull, Warner Anderson, Richard Erdman, Anthony Caruso, Hugh Beaumont. Summary: Allied paratroopers are dropped into Burma to destroy a radar station and kill Japanese soldiers during World War II. [BURMA] (Drama)

  • 1945 - Our Vines Have Tender Grapes. (105 minutes) Director: Roy Rowland. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, Agnes Moorehead, James Craig. Summary: Relationship amongst Scandinavian immigrant youngsters and their father in Wisconsin. (Drama, Family drama)

  • 1945 - Over 21. (Based on the Ruth Gordon play.) (Drama)

  • 1945 - The Picture of Dorian Gray. Director: Albert Lewin. (Based on the 1890/254 paged Oscar Wilde novel.) (Drama)

  • 1945 - Saratoga Trunk. (135 minutes) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman. Summary: A Creole woman whose mother had been wronged years ago in Louisiana returns after growing up in France seeking revenge and money. She meets and falls in love with a handsome Texan. Both of them seek wealth and neither of them has it. She follows him to a spa at Saratoga, New York where she goes husband-hunting. The Texan seeks his wealth by seeking revenge against railroad men along the Saratoga trunk of the railroad. [LOUISIANA; NEW YORK] (Based on the 1941/304 paged Edna Ferber novel.) (Drama)

  • 1945 - Scarlet Street. (102 minutes) Universal. Director: Fritz Lang. Screenplay: Dudley Nichols Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay, Rosalind Ivan. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1945 - The Seventh Veil. (94 minutes) Director: Compton Bennett. (Melodrama, Drama)

  • 1945 - A Song to Remember. (113 minutes) Director: Charles Vidor. Cast: Cornel Wilde, Merle Oberon, Paul Muni, George Coulouris, Nina Foch, Sig Arno. Summary: Life of Polish born pianist-composer Frederick Chopin as he shares his music in Paris, France. [POLAND; FRANCE] (Drama/Music)

  • 1945 - State Fair. (100 minutes) Director: Walter Lang. Cast: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Vivian Blaine, Dick Haymes, Fay Bainter, Charles Wininger, Donald Meek, Frank McHugh, Percy Kilbridge, Harry Morgan. Summary: Adventures of a farm family at the Iowa State Fair. [IOWA]

  • 1945 - The Story of G. I. Joe. (109 minutes) United Artists. Director: William Wellman. Screenplay: Guy Endore, Leopold Atland, and Philip Stevenson. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Burgess Meredith. (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS)

  • 1945 - They Were Expendable. (135 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond. Summary: As the Japanese navy with their large cruisers pressed relentlessly into the Philippines, two American skippers are determined to prove that their small PT boats can battle the Japanese fleet. [Based on the 1942/224 paged William White novel "They Were Expendable: An American Torpedo Boat Squadron in the U.S. Retreat from the Philippines."] [JAPAN; PHILIPPINES] (Drama film/Action)

  • 1945 - The Thin Man Goes Home. (Based on a Dashiell Hammett work.)

  • 1945 - Topaz. (48 minutes) Director: Dave Tatsuno. Summary: Documentary film, shot illegally, which documented life at the Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah during World War II. (History, Documentary)

  • 1945 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. (128 minutes) 20th Century-Fox. Director: Eliz Kazan. Screenplay: Tess Slesinger and Frank Davis. Music: Alfred Newman, Jerry Goldsmith. Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Peggy Ann Garner, Joan Blondell, Lloyd Nolan, James Dunn. (Based on the 1943/528 paged novel by Betty Smith.) (Songs and Soaps: MELODRAMAS) (Drama)

  • 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)

  • 1945 - A Walk in the Sun. (117 minutes) Director: Lewis Milestone. Cast: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Sterling Holloway, John Ireland. Summary: During World War II, an American army unit attacks a German stronghold. (Based on the 1944/187 paged Harry Brown novel.) [GERMANY] (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS) (Drama/Action)

  • 1946 - Adventure. (125 minutes) Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Joan Blondell, Thomas Mitchell, Tom Tully, John Qualen, Lina Romay, Harry Davenport. Summary: The life of a rough merchant sailor who does not take responsibility and life seriously, but during one shore leave in San Francisco becomes involved romantically with a staid librarian for a lark, takes her to Reno, Nevada, marries her, goes to sea, is divorced by her and fathers her son. [CALIFORNIA; NEVADA]

  • 1946 - Angels With Dirty Faces. (Based on a Rowland Brown work.)

  • 1946 - Anna and the King of Siam. Director: John Cromwell. Music: Bernard Herrmann. Cast: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison. (Based on the 1862 Margaret Landon novel.) (1st movie version)

  • 1946 - The Best Years of Our Lives. (170 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Cast: Myrna Loy, Frederic March, Dana Andrews, , Harold Russell, Teresa Wright, Hoagy Carmichael, Virginia Mayo. Summary: Three WWII servicemen of different social backgrounds and military histories share a plane returning home to Boone City from overseas, become friends, interact with their families, and try to blend into the at home society. [IOWA] (Based on the novel in verse "Glory for Me" by MacKinlay Kantor).

  • 1946 - The Blue Dahlia. (96 minutes) Director: George Marshall. Writer: Raymond Chandler. Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix. (Based on the 1945/268 paged unpublished novel by Raymond Chandler.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: George Marshall: Destry Rides Again (1939); The Ghost Breakers (1940); Murder He Says (1944); The Blue Dahlia (1946); The Perils of Pauline (1947); Fancy Pants (1950); Scared Stiff (1953); Red Garters (1954); The Gazebo (1959); How the West Was Won (1962)

  • 1946 - Brief Encounter. (103 minutes) Cineguild. Director: David Lean. Screenplay: Noel Coward, David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan. Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway. (Based on the 1936/54 paged "Still Life" by Noel Coward.)(Songs and Soaps: MELODRAMAS) (Drama/Romance)

  • 1946 - The Captive Heart. (108 minutes) Director: Basil Dearden. Cast: Michael Redgrave, Jack Warner, Basil Radford, Mervyn Johns, Jimmy Hanley. Summary: British POWs and their Nazi captors. [GERMANY] (Drama/War)

  • 1946 - Cluny Brown. (Based on a Margery Sharp work.)

  • 1946 - Duel in the Sun. (129 minutes) Director: King Vidor. Music: Dmitri Timken. Cast: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lillian Gish. Summary: Love and violence in old Texas involving two brothers.(Based on 1946/246 paged Niven Busch novel.) (Drama/Western)

  • 1946 - Gilda. (110 minutes) Director: Charles Vidor. Cast: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Steven Geray. Summary: An American gambler in Buenos Aires is hired by the owner of a gambling casino. The owner goes on a business trip and returns with a bride who was formerly involved romantically with the American gambler. [ARGENTINA] (Drama film/Thriller/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Charles Vidor: Blind Alley (1939); The Desperadoes (1943); Cover Girl (1944); Gilda (1946); Hans Christian Andersen (1952); The Joker is Wild (1957); A Farewell to Arms (1958)

  • 1946 - Great Expectations. (Based of a Charles Dickens work.)

  • 1946 - Humoresque. (Based on a Fannie Hurst novel.)

  • 1946 - The Idiot. (Based on a Dostoevski novel.)

  • 1946 - It's A Wonderful Life. (129 minutes) Director: Frank Capra. Cast: James Stewart, Henry Travers, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore) Summary: An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. (Fantasy, Drama, Family)

  • 1946 - The Killers. (105 minutes) Universal. Director: Robert Siodmak. Screenplay: Anthony Veiller. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Albert Dekker, Edmond O'Brien, William Conrad. (Based on an Ernest Hemingway short story.)(Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1946 - Kitty. (103 minutes B&W) Director: Mitchell Leisen. Cast: Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Patric Knowles. (Based on a Rosamond Marshall novel.)

  • 1946 - My Darling Clementine. (97 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond. Summary: Focus on Wyatt Earp's days in Tombstone and the gunfight with the Clanton gang at the O. K. Corral. (Drama/Western)

  • 1946 - Notorious. (101 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. Summary: An FBI agent and the daughter of a convicted traitor attempt to uncover Nazis in postwar Rio. [BRAZIL] (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1946 - Odd Man Out. (Based on the F.L. Green novel.)

  • 1946 - The Postman Always Rings Twice. (113 minutes) Director: Tay Garnett. Cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames. Summary: this follows the life of a hitchhiker who stops at a roadside cafe in a small California coastal town, falls in love with the beautiful and married restaurant's elderly owner, works there, and falls in love with her, and plans her husband's death. (Based on the 1934/116 paged James Cain novel.) [CALIFORNIA] (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (see the 1981 version)

  • 1946 - The Razor's Edge. (Based on the W. Somerset Maugham novel.)

  • 1946 - A Stolen Life. (109 minutes) Director: Curtis Bernhardt. Cast: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Bruce Bennett, Charlie Ruggles, Walter Brennan. Music: Max Steiner Summary: On Martha's Vineyard, the conniving twin sister of a pair of twins goes after and marries the prospective boyfriend of the other twin. (produced by Bette Davis) [MASSACHUSETTS; NEW YORK]

  • 1946 - The Strange Love of Martha Ivers. Director: Lewis Milestone. Cast: Van Heflin, Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Lizabeth Scott, Darryl Hickman, Judith Anderson. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (Melodrama, Drama)

  • 1946 - The Stranger. (95 minutes) Director: Orson Welles. Cast: Orson Welles, Konstantin Shayne, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Richard Long, Philip Merivale, Byran Keith, Billy House. Summary: After World War II, a Nazi war criminal settles in the college town of Harper, Connecticut, assumes a new identity, and when the film begins, marries. Another war criminal tracks him down and suffers at his hand. Covering up his deeds becomes necessary when a government agent tracks him down. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1946 - To Each His Own. (122 minutes) Director: Mitchell Leisen. Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver, Virginia Welles, Phillip Terry, Bill Goodwin, John Lund. Summary: Flashback into the life of Jody Norris of Pearson Falls, New York, who meets, falls in love with, and bears the son of a World War I fighter pilot only to have him die in combat leaving her to devise a plot to raise her son as a single parent. During World War II in England as a cosmetic factory owner, Jody meets her pilot son who has been adopted by her friends in New York and has never know who his biological mother is. He realizes that he is her biological child. [NEW YORK; ENGLAND] (Drama, Melodrama) (tearjerker)

  • 1946 - Tomorrow Is Forever. [Based on a Gwen Bristow work.]

  • 1946 - The Yearling. (134 minutes) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman. Summary: A young boy loves a pet fawn that his father must kill. [Based on the 1930/513 paged Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings novel.]

  • 1947 - Black Narcissus. (99 minutes) Director: Michael Powell. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Sabu. Summary: What is there about that Indian village high in the Himalayas with its constantly blowing wind and its high altitude climate where a group of nuns open a school and hospital that sensitizes the physicality of each of those nuns and causes each of them to face their former worldly temptations, demons, and passions causing them to question their vows? (Based on a Rumer Godden 1939/224 paged novel) [INDIA] (Drama/Melodrama)

  • 1947 - Body and Soul. Director: Robert Rossen. Cast: John Garfield, Lili Palmer, William Conrad. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Robert Rossen: The Roaring Twenties (1939); A Walk in the Sun (1945); Body and Soul (1947); All the King's Men (1949); The Hustler (1961)

  • 1947 - Boomerang. (88 minutes B&W) Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: Dana Andrew, Lee J. Cobb. Summary: With the shooting death of a Catholic priest on a city street corner, tremendous political pressure rises to prosecute a vagrant ex-soldier. (Based on the Anthony Abbot true story of Home Cummings, "The Perfect Cast: in the Reader's Digest.)(Thriller, Drama)

  • 1947 - Brute Force. (98 minutes) Universal-International. Director: Jules Dassin. Screenplay: Richard Brooks. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Sam Levene, Howard Duff, Art Smith. (Based on a story by Robert Patterson.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (powerful prison picture)

    Director: Jules Dassin: Brute Force (1947); Naked City (1948); Thieves' Highway (1949); Riffi (1954); Never on Sunday (1960); Topkapi (1964)

  • 1947 - Dark Passage. (106 minutes) Director: Delmer Daves. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead. Summary: Vincent Parry, an escaped San Quentin convict falsely accused of having murdered his wife, hides at the apartment of an artist while recovering from facial plastic surgery, falls in love with her, and following a circuitous escape route from California, meets her in Peru to continue their lives. Narrated by the character. [CALIFORNIA] (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Delmer Daves: Destination Tokyo (1943); Dark Passage (1947); Broken Arrow (1950); The Hanging Tree (1959); Spencer's Mountain (1962); Youngblood Hawke (1964)

  • 1947 - Dead Reckoning. Director: John Cromwell. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Wallace Ford. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: John Cromwell: Of Human Bondage (1934); Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936); The Prisoner of Zenda (1937); Algiers (1938); Since You Went Away (1944); Anna and the King of Siam (1946); Dead Reckoning (1947); Caged (1950)

  • 1947 - A Double Life. (107 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Ronald Colman, Shelly Winters, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Ray Collins, Philip Loeb. Summary: A New York stage actor becomes murderously obsessed and by the on-stage character of Othello. [NEW YORK] (Film noir, Drama)

  • 1947 - The Farmer's Daughter. Cast: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten. (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY)

  • 1947 - Forever Amber. (Based on a Kathleen Winsor work.)

  • 1947 - Gentleman's Agreement. (118 minutes B&W) 20th Century-Fox. Director: Elia Kazan. Screenplay: Moss Hart. Cast: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm, Anne Revere, Jane Wyatt, Dean Stockwell, Sam Jaffe. (Based on the 1946/278 paged novel by Laura Z. Hobson.) [CONNECTICUT](Jewish Experience)(Drama)

  • 1947 - The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. (104 minutes) Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Natalie Wood. Summary: At the turn of the century, after moving into a cottage on the English coast, a young widow and her daughter learn that the cottage is haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a sea captain. When he finds he can't scare them away, he soon falls into a most unlikely love affair with her! (Based on the 1945/174 paged book by R. A. Dick.) [ENGLAND] (Comedy/Drama/Fantasy)

  • 1947 - Golden Earrings. (95 minutes) Director: Mitchell Leisen. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Ray Milland, Murvyn Vye, Bruce Lester, Reinhold Schunzel, Dennis Hoey, Quentin Reynolds. Summary: A British agent and his partner escaping from Nazis meet in Stuttgart to steal Hitler's poison gas formula under disguise and with the help of a gypsy. [Based on a Yolanda Foldes novel.] [GERMANY] (Melodrama/Drama)

  • 1947 - Green Dolphin Street. (103 minutes) Director: Victor Saville. Cast: Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Van Heflin. Summary: A haunting love story set in the Channel Islands and New Zealand in the 19th century. (Based on the 1944/512 paged novel by Elizabeth Goudge.) (Adventure, Romance, Drama)

  • 1947 - Kiss of Death. Director: Henry Hathaway. Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Widmark, Colleen Gray, Brian Donlevy. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1947 - Lady in the Lake. (103 minutes) Director: Robert Montgomery. Cast: Robert Montgomery Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan. (Based on the Raymond Chandler novel (1943/155 pages) (Adventure/Mystery/Crime/Thriller)

  • 1947 - Life With Father. (Based on a Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse work.)

  • 1947 - Mourning Becomes Electra. (Based on the Eugene O'Neill play.)

  • 1947 - Nicholas Nickleby. (Based on the Charles Dickens work.)

  • 1947 - Out of the Past. (97 minutes) Director: Jacques Tourneur. Screenplay: Geoffrey Homes. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Webb. Summary: A private eye allows himself to be duped by the two-faced mistress of a big-time gangster. (Based on the 1946/160 paged novel, "Build My Gallows High" by Geoffrey Homes.) [CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, NEVADA, MEXICO] (Crime film/Thriller/Film Noir/Adventure/Drama)

  • 1947 - The Paradine Case. (Based on the Robert Hichens novel.)

  • 1947 - Possessed. (Based on "One Man's Secret" by Rita Weiman.)

  • 1947 - Pursued. Noir western (Drama/Western)

  • 1947 - Ride the Pink Horse. (101 minutes) Director: Robert Montgomery. Cast: Robert Montgomery, Thomas Gomez. (Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery)

  • 1947 - Sea Grass. (Based on a Conrad Richter work.)

  • 1947 - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. (Based on "Ashenden" by James Thurber.)

  • 1947 - They Won't Believe Me. Director: Irving Pichel. Cast: Robert Young, Susan Hayward, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson, Tom Powers. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1948 - Another Part of the Forest. (Based on a Lillian Hellman work.)

  • 1948 - Blood on the Moon. Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Robert Preston, Barbara BelGeddes, Phyllis Thaxter, Walter Brennan, Tom Tully. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Robert Wise: The Body Snatcher (1945); Blood on the Moon (1948); The Set-Up (1949); The House on Telegraph Hill (1951); The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951); Desert Rats (1952); Executive Suite (1954); Run Silent Run Deep (1958); West Side Story (1961); Two for the Seesaw (1962); The Haunting (1963); The Sound of Music (1965); The Sand Pebbles (1966); The Andromeda Strain (1970); Audrey Rose (1977); Star Trek (1979) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1948 - Call Northside 777. (111 minutes) Director: Henry Hathaway. Cast: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Helen Walker, Betty Grable. Summary: A Chicago reporter investigates the 11-year old murder of a policeman and the possible incorrect life sentence verdict for an innocent man. [ILLINOIS] (Drama/Mystery/Suspense/Film Noir)

    Director: Henry Hathaway: Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935); The House on 92nd Street (1945); 13 Rue Madeleine (1946); Rawhide (1951); Rommel, Desert Fox (1951); Niagara (1952); North to Alaska (1960); The Sons of Katie Elder (1965); Nevada Smith (1966); True Grit (1969); Shootout (1972)

  • 1948 - Caught. (Based on "Wild Calendar" by Libby Block.)

  • 1948 - Fame Is the Spur. (Based on a Howard Spring work.)

  • 1948 - Hamlet. Director: Laurence Olivier. Cast: Jean Simmons. Summary: Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. (Based on a Shakespeare work.) (Drama) (Best Hamlet version; see 1969 version) (Drama)

  • 1948 - I Remember Mama. (148 minutes) (Based on the 1943/160 paged Kathryn Forbes memoir, "Mama's Bank Account.") (Drama, Comedy) (Memoir, Biopic)

  • 1948 - Johnny Belinda. (103 minutes) Director: Jean Negulesco. Cast: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Agnes Morehead. Summary: Story of a deaf mute farm girl on Cape Breton Island. [CAPE BRETON ISLAND] (Based on Elmer Harris 1967/81 ps. Johnny Belinda: A Play in Three Acts) (Drama) (tearjerker)

  • 1948 - June Bridge. (Based on the play, "Feature for June" by June Tighe and Graeme Lorimer.)

  • 1948 - Key Largo. (101 minutes) Director: John Huston. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Claire Trevor, Lionel Barrymore. Summary: Hoodlums running from the law hold hostages with a variety of experiences in a run-down hotel in the Florida Keys. (Based on the Maxwell Anderson novel 1939/125 pages)(Drama, Adventure, Film Noir)

  • 1948 - Man on the Eiffel Tower. (Based on the novel "A Battle of Nerves" by Simeon.)

  • 1948 - Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.(94 minutes) Director: H. C. Potter. Cast: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas. Summary: A New York businessman decides to leave the hustle of city life when he builds his private Shangri-La in Connecticut. [NEW YORK; CONNECTICUT]

  • 1948 - Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid. (Based on a work by Guy and Constance Jones.)

  • 1948 - Oliver Twist. Summary: (Based on the Charles Dickens novel.)

  • 1948 - The Paleface. (91 minutes) Director: Norman McLeod. Cast: Bob Hope, Jane Russell. Summary: A cowardly dentist marries Calamity Jane and becomes a celebrated gunslinger. (Drama/Western)

  • 1948 - The Pirate. (Based on the S.N. Behrmann play.) (Musical)

  • 1948 - Portrait of Jennie. (86 minutes) Director: William Dieterle. Cast: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Cecil Kellaway, David Wayne. Summary: A timeless, unforgettable and haunting film about a struggling artist and the strange, enchanting girl he meets in Central Park in the mid-1930s who makes references to events and places from the past and tells him to wait for her in the future. She and the lonely painter meet several times through the years. He tracks down her history to Cape Cod where she once attended a convent school and had died during a New England hurricane. On the anniversary of her death, the painter hears his loved one calling him near a lighthouse at Cape Cod which was the woman's favorite sailing spot. (Based on the 1940/125 paged Robert Nathan novel.) [NEW YORK; MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1948 - The Red Pony. (89 minutes) Director: Lewis Milestone. Cast: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Peter Miles, Margaret Hamilton. Summary: When a North California boy's horse gets loose and then gets ill, there is a conflict between the boy's father and a ranch hand. [Based on a John Steinbeck work]

  • 1948 - Red River. (134 minutes) Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, John Ireland, Noah Beery Jr., Paul Fix, Coleen Gray, Harry Carey, Harry Carey, Jr. Summary: In the late 1800s, Tom Dunstan becomes a cattle baron needing to make a historic cattle drive from Texas to Missouri (or Kansas) to sell his beef and save his fortune. (Based on the 1948/164 paged Borden Chase "Red River: Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail.)[TEXAS] (Drama/Western)

  • 1948 - Red Shoes. (Based on a Hans Christian Anderson work.)

  • 1948 - Road House. Director: Jean Negulesco. Cast: Richard Widmark, Cornel Wilde, Ida Lupino, Celeste Holm. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1948 - Romance on the High Seas. (99 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Doris Day, Don DeFore, Oscar Levant. Summary: Musical showing love and impersonation on a South American cruise. (Comedy music/Romance)

  • 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)

  • 1948 - So This Is New York. (79 minutes) Director: Richard Fleischer. Cast: Henry Morgan, Rudy Vallee, Bill Goodwin. Summary: A small town man inherits a significant fortune and takes his family to New York City. Urban culture shock takes the form of strange ways and oddball characters. ( Based on Ring Lardner's 1921 novel "The Big Town: HOw I and the Mrs. Go to …") (Comedy)

  • 1948 - State of the Union. (124 minutes) Director: Frank Capra. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Adolphe Menjou, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury. Summary: A Nevada-born aircraft businessman from New York is encouraged to run for President of the United States by the female owner of a newspaper. He is faced with maintaining his integrity or selling out to win at all cost. (Based on the 1945 Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse play receiving the 1946 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.) [NEW YORK; WASHINGTON, D. C.] (Political melodrama)

  • 1948 - They Live By Night. (Based on Edward Andersons 1937 work, "Thieves Like Us".) (Drama)

  • 1948 - The Three Musketeers. (Based on the 1844 Alexandre Dumas novel, "Les Trois Mousquetaines".) (Drama)

  • 1948 - The Treasure of Sierra Madre. Director: John Huston. Cast: Humphrey Bogart. (Based on the 1927/213 paged B. Traven novel.) (Drama/Western)

  • 1948 - Unfaithfully Yours. (105 minutes) Director: Preston Sturges. Cast: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Barbara Lawrence, Rudy Vallee, Kurt Kreuger. Summary: A famous conductor, blessed with both a brilliant career and a beautiful young wife, believes that she's having an affair with his handsome young secretary. The conductor fantasizes three insane scenes of revenge while conducting a concert and then tries to enact them in the brilliant conclusion. (Slapstick comedy)

  • 1948 - Winter Meeting. (115 minutes) Director: Bretaigne Windust. Cast: Bette Davis, Jim Davis, Janis Paige, John Hoyt, Florence Bates. Music: Max Steiner Summary: A spinsterish writer falls in love with a World War II hero who reciprocates but reveals that he desires to become a priest. [NEW YORK; CONNECTICUT]

  • 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)

    Director: George Cukor - A Bill of Divorcement (1932), David Copperfield (1935), Camille (1936), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Keeper of the Flame (1942). Gaslight (1944), Winged Victory (1944), Adam's Rib (1949), Pat and Mike (1952), A Star Is Born (1954), My Fair Lady (1964). Travels with My Aunt (1972).

  • 1949 - All the King's Men. (109 minutes) Director: Robert Rossen. Cast: Broderick Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge, Joanna Dru. Account of a corrupt politician's rise to power. [Based on a Robert Penn Warren 1946/464 paged novel] [LOUISIANA] (Drama)

  • 1949 - Battleground. (118 minutes) Director: William Wellman. Cast: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Denise Darcel, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, James Whitmore. Summary: World War II's Battle of the Bulge. [BELGIUM] (Drama/Action)

  • 1949 - Beyond the Forest. (96 minutes) Director: King Vidor. Cast: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman, Minor Watson, Regis Toomey. Summary: A mixture of greed, adultery, and murder. (Based on the 1949/191 paged Stuart Engstrand novel.) (Melodrama, Drama) [hilarious]

  • 1949 - The Big Steal. Director: Don Siegel. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix, Ramon Navarro. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Don Siegel: Hitler Lives (1945); The Big Steal (1949); Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954); Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956); Baby Face Nelson (1957); Madigan (1967); Coogan's Bluff (1968); Two Mules for Sister Sara (1969); Dirty Harry (1972); Charley Varrick (1973); The Shootist (1976); Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

  • 1949 - Colorado Territory. (94 minutes) Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone. (Drama/Western)

  • 1949 - Come to the Stable. Director: Henry Koster. Cast: Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester, Thomas Gomez. Summary: Two sisters come to Connecticut with the dreams of building a children's hospital to fulfill a promise made to God for saving a hospital from being destroyed during World War II. [CONNECTICUT]

  • 1949 - D. O. A.. (83 minutes) United Artists. Director: Rudolph Mate. Screenplay: Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene. Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Neville Brand. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Rudolph Mate: D.O.A. (1950); Union Station (1950); Branded (1950); The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)

  • 1949 - The Fighting Kentuckian. (100 minutes) Director: George Waggner. Cast: John Wayne, Vera Ralston. Summary: Frontiersmen come to the aid of Napoleonic French homesteaders. [KENTUCKY]

  • 1949 - The Fountainhead. (114 minutes B&W) Director: King Vidor. Cast: Gary Cooper, Robert Douglas, Patricia Neal. Summary: Unconventional and arrogant architect Howard Roark sees himself as misunderstood, having been openly criticized by writer Ellsworth Toohey. Taking a job at a quarry in lieu of compromising his vision, Roark becomes involved with rich, married socialite Dominique Francon. As he struggles to preserve his ideals and projects while competing for the heart of a married woman, Roark's reactions become increasingly complex and dramatic.(Based on the 1943/720 paged novel by Ayn Rand.) (Drama/Film Adaptation) (Theme: Integrity/Individualism vs. collectivism)

  • 1949 - Ghost of Zorro. (69 minutes) Director: Fred Brannon Cast: Clayton Moore, Pamela Blake.

  • 1949 - Gun Crazy. Director: Joseph H. Lewis. Cast: John Dall, Peggy Cummins. (Based on a SatEvePost story by MacKinlay Kantor.)(Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1949 - The Heiress. (115 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Music: Aaron Copland. Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Mona Freeman, Vanessa Brown, Selena Royle. Summary: Catherine Sloper, a New York City wealthy spinister who has been starved for love by her father since birth, falls in love with a fortune hunter, Morris Townsend, against her father's wishes. A planned elopement fails when the suitor hears that his future wife will be disinherited and causes him to desert her. When he returns, still penniless, years later, he finds her still unmarried but wealthy. He tries to pick up the pieces, but she feigns love for him, tells him to come for her that night, and surprises him by barring her door and shutting her lights and leaving him banging at the door. (Based on the 1880/240 paged Henry James serialized novel, "Washington Square".)[winner of 4 Academy Awards] [NEW YORK]

  • 1949 - The Hidden Room. Director: Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Edward Dmytryk: Golden Gloves (1940); Murder My Sweet (1944); Crossfire (1947); The Caine Mutiny (1954); Raintree County (1957); The Young Lions (1958); The Carpetbaggers (1963); Mirage (1965); Anzio (1968)

  • 1949 - House of Strangers. Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz ñ Edward G. Robinson, Richard Conte, Susan Hayward, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Debra Paget. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz: The Late George Aplye (1947); The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947); A Letter for Three Wives (1949); All About Eve (1950); The Barefoot Contessa (1954); Guys and Dolls (1955); The Quiet American (1957); Suddenly Last Summer (1959); Cleopatra (1963); The Honey Pot (1967); Sleuth (1972)

  • 1949 - I Was A Male War Bride. (105 minutes) Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall, Kenneth Tobey. Summary: A comedic farce based on the real-life story of Henri Rochard, a French officer who married an American WAC at the end of World War II in Germany and attempted to navigate the bureaucratic military red tape to get into the United States. (Based on "I Was an Alien Spouse of Female Military Personnel Enroute to the United States Under Public Law 271 of the Congress" by Henri Rochard.)[FRANCE and GERMANY] (Farce/Romance)

  • 1949 - Intruder in the Dust (88 minutes B&W) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Juano Hernandez, Claude Jarman Jr. Summary: In 1940s Mississippi two teenage boys and an elderly woman combine forces to prevent a miscarriage of justice and clear a black man of a murder charge. (Based on the 1948/247 paged William Faulkner novel.) (Drama)

  • 1949 - Kind Hearts and Coronets. (Based on the 1907 "Israel Rank" by Roy Horniman.) (Black comedy)

  • 1949 - Knock on Any Door. Director: Nicholas Ray. Cast: John Derek, Humphrey Bogart, George Macready, Allene Roberts, Susan Perry, Mickey Knox, Dooley Wilson. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 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]

  • 1949 - Little Women. (121 minutes) Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Astor, Janet Leigh, Margaret O'Brien. Summary: Louisa May Alcott's life in 1860s Concord, Massachusetts. (Based on the 1868/449 paged Louisa May Alcott novel.) (see: 1933 version) (see: 1994 version) [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1949 - Lost Boundaries. (99 minutes) Director: Alfred L. Werker. Cast: Mel Ferrer, Beatrice Pearson, Susan Douglas, Canada Lee, Richard Hylton. Summary: A light-skinned negro physician and his wife assume a medical practice in Keenham, New Hampshire, raise their two children, and become part of the community, but keep their secret of "passing for white."

  • 1949 - Madame Bovary. (Based on the 1856/329 paged novel by Gustave Flaubert.) [FRANCE] (Drama/History) (See the 1934 version)

  • 1949 - On the Town. (98 minutes) Directors: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Cast: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Jles Munshin. Summary: Three American sailors have a 24-hour shore leave to enjoy New York City. [NEW YORK] (Musical)

  • 1949 - Pinky. (102 minutes) Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan, Arthur Hunnicutt. Summary: A light-skinned black woman, sent to Boston by her grandmother for an education and training as a nurse, returns to Mississippi revealing that she has been passing for white, fallen in love with a white doctor, and plans to return to the North. When she inherits property from a neighbor and family friend and has it contested in court, she fights it in open court for all to see, then begins a clinic and nursery school for black children. [MISSISSIPPI] (Drama)

  • 1949 - Rocking Horse Winner. (Based on a D.H. Lawrence work.)

  • 1949 - Samson and Delilah. (130 minutes) Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Henry Wilcoxon. Summary: Philistines and the power of hair. [PALESTINE] (Drama/Action)

  • 1949 - Sands of Iwo Jima. (109 minutes) Republic - Director: Alan Dwan. Screenplay: Harry Brown, James Edward Grant, from a Harry Brown story. Cast: John Wayne, John Agar, Forrest Tucker. (Drama/Adventure)

    Director: Alan Dwan: Robin Hood (1922); The Iron Mask (1929); Heidi (1937); Sands of Iwo Jima (1949); The Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)

  • 1949 - The Set-Up. Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Ryan, George Tobias, Wallace Ford, Audrey Totter, Pier Angeli, Sal Mineo, Eileen Heckart. Summary: Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match. (Based on a narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March.)

  • 1949 - She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. (103 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar. (Based on "War Party" by James Warner Bellah.) (Drama/Western)

  • 1949 - Thieves' Highway. Director: Jules Dassin. Cast: Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Valentina Cortesa, Jack Oakie. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1949 - Tight Little Island. (Base on "Whisky Galore" by Compton MacKenzie.)

  • 1949 - Under Capricorn. (117 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Michael Wilding, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten. Summary: Story of an English family's household in 1830s Australia. (Based on the 1937 Helen de Guerry Simpson novel.) [AUSTRALIA] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1949 - White Heat. (114 minutes) Warner Brothers - Director: Raol Walsh. Screenplay: Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts; from a story by Virginia Kellogg. Cast: James Cagney, Margaret Wycherly, Virginia Mayo, Steve Cochran, Edmund O'Brien, John Archer. (Drama/Adventure/Gangster Film/Film Noir)

    Director: Raoul Walsh: What Price Glory? (1926); Sadie Thompson (1928); The Big Trail (1930); The Bowery (1933); High Sierra (1941); Objective Burma (1945); White Heat (1949)


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    The 1950s

  • 1950 - All About Eve. (Based on "The Wisdom of Eve: A Play in Three Acts" by Mary Orr.)

  • 1950 - Annie Get Your Gun. (107 minutes) Director: George Sidney. Cast: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel. Summary: Story of Annie Oakley, born in Ohio and her life with Frank Butler.

  • 1950 - The Asphalt Jungle. Director: John Huston. Cast: Sterling Hayden, Sam Jaffe. (Based on the W.R. Burnett novel.)(Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1950 - The Big Lift. (120 minutes) Director: George Seaton. Cast: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, O. E. Hasse. Summary: In 1945 post-World War II Berlin, an American pilot falls in love with a German girl. [GERMANY] (Drama)

  • 1950 - Born to Be Bad. Director: Nicholas Bay. Cast: Joan Fontaine, Joan Leslie, Zachary Scott, Robert Ryan, Mel Ferrer. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1950 - Born Yesterday. (103 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John. Summary: A professor is hired to instruct a woman who accompanies a successful junk dealer to Washington how to be refined and how to speak properly. [WASHINGTON, D. C.] (Garson Kanin play)

  • 1950 - Broken Arrow. Summary: Arizona after the Civil War. (Based on "Blood Brother" by Elliott Arnold.)(Drama/Western)

  • 1950 - Cape Fear. Director: J. Lee Thompson Cast: Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Martin Balsam. (Based on the novel "The Executioners" by John D. MacDonald (1957/224 pages) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1950 - The Cariboo Trail. (81 minutes) Director: Edward L. Marin. Cast: Randolph Scott, George "Gabby" Hayes, Bill Williams, Victor Jory, Douglas Kennedy, Dale Robertson, Jim Davis. Summary: It's the prospectors vs. the cattlemen in Canada. [CANADA] (Western)

  • 1950 - Cyrano de Bergerac (112 minutes PG) (Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand. (Drama, Comedy-drama) (Biopic)

  • 1950 - The Damned Don't Cry. Director: Vincent Sherman. Cast: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Richard Egan. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Vincent Sherman: All Through the Night (1941); Mr. Skeffington (1945); Ice Palace (1960)

  • 1950 - Father of the Bride. (Based on Edward Streeter work.)

  • 1950 - Halls of Montezuma. (113 minutes) Director: Lewis Milestone. Cast: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Jack Webb, Robert Wagner, Karl Malden, Reginald Gardiner, Philip Ahn. Summary: American soldiers in the Pacific at war during World War II. [PACIFIC FLEET] (Drama/Action/Adventure)

  • 1950 - In a Lonely Place. Director: Nicholas Ray. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Art Smith. (Based on the 1947/256 paged Dorothy B. Hughes novel.)(Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (Melodrama)

  • 1950 - The Jackie Robinson Story. (76 minutes) Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers. Summary: Autobiography of Georgia-born and California-raised Jack Roosevelt Robinson who broke the color barrier in baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 under the mentorship of Branch Rickey prior to their move as the Los Angeles Dodgers. [CALIFORNIA/GEORGIA]

  • 1950 - Key to the City. (101 minutes) Director: George Sidney. Cast: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Marilyn Maxwell, Frank Morgan, Raymond Burr, James Gleason, Pamela Britton. Summary: A man and a woman meet in San Francisco at a mayor's convention and fall in love.

  • 1950 - King Solomon's Mines. (102 minutes) MGM. Director: Compton Bennett/Andrew Marton. Screenplay: Helen Deutsch. (Based on the 1885/264 paged H. Rider Haggard novel.) Cast: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson. (Drama/Adventure)

    Director: Compton Bennett: The Seventh Veil (1945); That Forsyte Woman (1949); King Solomon's Mines (1950)

  • 1950 - Last Holiday. (Based on an O. Henry work.)

  • 1950 - Night and the City. (95 minutes) 20th Century-Fox. Director: Jules Dassin. Screenplay; Jo Eisinger. Cast: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1950 - Rio Grande. (Based on "Mission With No Record" by James Warner Bellah.)

  • 1950 - Sunset Boulevard. (110 minutes) Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark. Summary: Told in flashback, a down-and-out scriptwriter meets a reclusive silent screen queen in Hollywood when he hides his car in her garage away from repossession agents. The egomaniacal, Norma Desmond, delusional about making a movie comeback, puts him up as her house guest and then pays him back as her lover. Her valet, a former director and her first husband, cares for her until the scriptwriter turns up floating in the pool. [CALIFORNIA] (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Billy Wilder: The Major and the Minor (1942); Five Graves to Cairo (1943); Double Indemnity (1944); The Lost Weekend (1945); A Foreign Affair (1948); Sunset Boulevard (1950; Ace in the Hole (1951); Stalag 17 (1953); Sabrina (1954); The Seven Year Itch (1955); The Spirit of St. Louis (1957); Witness for the Prosecution (1958); Some Like It Hot (1959); The Apartment (1960); One Two Three (1961); Irma La Douce (1963); Kiss Me Stupid (1964); The Fortune Cookie (1966); The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970); The Front Page (1974)

  • 1950 - The Third Man. (Based on the Graham Greene work.)

  • 1950 - Wagonmaster. (86 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Ben Johnson, Ward Bond, Harry Carey, Jr., Joanne Dru, James Arness. Summary: A Mormon elder migrates West to Utah with his congregation.

  • 1950 - Where Danger Lives. Director: John Farrow. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Faith Domergue, Claude Rains, Maureen O'Sullivan. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1950 - Whirlpool. (Based on a Guy Endore novel.)

  • 1950 - Winchester '73. (82 minutes) Director: Anthony Mann. Cast: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Will Geer, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, John McIntire. Summary: A cowboy gets a new Winchester '73 from the East, loses it to a thief and tracks it down from owner to owner. [COLORADO] (Drama/Western)

  • 1950 - The Winslow Boy. (118 minutes) Summary: In pre-WWI England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, and his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.(Based on the 1946 Terence Rattigan English play involving George Archer-Shee in the Edwardian era.)(Justice theme) (Drama)

  • 1950 - The Wooden Horse. (101 minutes) Director: Jack Lee. Cast: Leo Genn, David Tomlinson, Anthony Steele. Summary: British POWs tunnel out of a Nazi prison camp. (Based on 1949/263 paged Eric Williams book.) [GERMANY] (Drama/War)

  • 1951 - Ace in the Hole. (The Big Carnival) Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Billy Wilder: The Major and the Minor (1942); Five Graves to Cairo (1943); Double Indemnity (1944); The Lost Weekend (1945); A Foreign Affair (1948); Sunset Boulevard (1950; Ace in the Hole (1951); Stalag 17 (1953); Sabrina (1954); The Seven Year Itch (1955); The Spirit of St. Louis (1957); Witness for the Prosecution (1958); Some Like It Hot (1959); The Apartment (1960); One Two Three (1961); Irma La Douce (1963); Kiss Me Stupid (1964); The Fortune Cookie (1966); The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970); The Front Page (1974)

  • 1951 - The African Queen. (106 minutes) Director: John Huston. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Peter Bull, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel. Summary: A drunkard boat-owner and the spinster sister of a murdered missionary fall in love as they pilot the African Queen over falls and down an African river, outwitting the Germans during World War I. (Based on the C.S. Forester 1935/307 paged novel.)[AFRICA] (Drama film/Romance/Adventure)

    Director: John Huston: The Maltese Falcon (1941); The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1947); Key Largo (1948); The Asphalt Jungle (1950); The Red Badge of Courage (1951); The African Queen (1952); Heaven Knows Mr. Allison (1957); The Babarian and the Geisha (1958); The Misfits (1960); Freud (1962); The Night of the Iguana (1964); Fat City (1972); Judge Roy Bean (1972)

  • 1951 - Angels in the Outfield. (102 minutes PG) Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn. Summary: An angel will help a youth baseball team earn the pennant if the coach changes his attitude and stops swearing. (Based on "Angels in the Outfield" by Dorothy Kingsley.)(Fantasy, Drama, Comedy)

  • 1951 - A Christmas Carol. (Scrooge) (87 minutes) Director: Brian Desmond Hurst. Cast: Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns. (Based on the Charles Dickens work.) (Fantasy, Costume drama)

  • 1951 - Cry, the Beloved Country. (105 minutes) Director: Zoltan Korda. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Canada Lee, Joyce Carey, Charles Carson, Geoffrey Keen. Summary: Through the murder of one their sons by the other, a bigoted white farmer and a black minister come face-to-face with the problems of apartheid in South Africa. [Based on an Alan Paton 1948 novel] [SOUTH AFRICA] (Drama film)

  • 1951 - Cry Danger. Director: Robert Parrish. Cast: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, William Conrad. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Robert Parrish: Cry Danger (1951); The San Francisco Story (1952); Lucy Gallant (1955); Saddle the Wind (1958)

  • 1951 - The Lady With the Lamp (110 minutes) Summary: Based on the Reginald Berkeley stage play, this compelling historical drama offers a depiction of the life story of Florence Nightingale, the young 19th-century Englishwoman. (Drama)(Biopic)

  • 1951 - The Man in the White Suit. (84 minutes) Director: Alexander Mackendrick. Cast: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker. Summary: A scientist attempting to invent a fabric that can't be torn, frayed, or stained causes confusion in the textile industry, the economy, and the unions. [ENGLAND] (Drama film/Comedy)

  • 1951 - An Outcast of the Islands. (Based on a Joseph Conrad work.)

  • 1951 - A Place in the Sun. (122 minutes) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Raymond Burr. Summary: Follows the life of the son of a religious mission worker who gets a job in his uncle's bathing suit factory, fraternizes with a female worker who becomes pregnant. When he is also drawn to a wealthy socialite who returns his affections and the female worker finds out, conflict arises. He plans to kill her in a boating accident, but the boat really overturns accidentally and she drowns causing him to be arrested and tried for murder. [NEW YORK] (Based on Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy)

  • 1951 - Rashomon. (Based on Ryunosuke Akutagawa's work.)

  • 1951 - Rawhide. (89 minutes) Director: Henry Hathaway. Cast: Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe, Tyrone Power. Summary: An assistant manager of a remote Arizona stagecoach station and a female traveler are trapped there by an outlaw gang.

  • 1951 - The Red Badge of Courage. (Based on the Stephen Crane novella.)

  • 1951 - The River. (Based on a Rumer Godden work.)

  • 1951 - Show Boat. (115 minutes) Director: George Sidney. Cast: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel. Summary: Life and times on a 1900s showboat along the Mississippi. [MISSISSIPPI] (Versions made in 1929, 1936, 1951) (Based on the 1926/398 paged Edna Ferber novel.)

  • 1951 - The Steel Helmet. (84 minutes) Director: Samuel Fuller. Cast: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards. Summary: Korean War depicted with irony, action, and lightning pace fighting in South Korea. [KOREA] (Drama/Action)

  • 1951 - Strangers on a Train. (122 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll, Marion Lorne, Patricia Hitchcock. (Based on the 1950/299 paged novel by Patricia Highsmith.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1951 - A Streetcar Named Desire. (122 minutes) Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden, Kim Hunter. Summary: A southern belle moves in with her sister and brother-in-law. [Based on the Tennessee Williams novel.] [LOUISIANA]

  • 1951 - Tales of Hoffman. (Based on a Jacques Offenbach work.)

  • 1952 - Above and Beyond. (122 minutes NR) Summary: Enola Gay.

  • 1952 - Androcles and the Lion. (Based on the 1947/107 paged George Bernard Shaw work.)

  • 1952 - Bend of the River. (87 minutes) Director: Anthony Mann. Writers: Borden Chase. Cast: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy. (Based on the William Gulick novel "Bend of the Snake".) (Drama/Western)

  • 1952 - The Big Sky. (122 minutes) Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Arthur Hunnicutt, Elizabeth Treatt. Summary: In 1832 Louisville, Kentucky, one man meets another along the road. They become friends and move on to St. Louis, Missouri where they join a group of French fur traders planning to explore the upper regions of the Missouri River and across 2000 miles through Indian country to Montana to trade with the Blackfoot with the help of a kidnapped Indian princess being returned to her people. [MISSOURI]

  • 1952 - Carrie. (Based on a Theodore Dreiser novel.)

  • 1952 - Come Back, Little Sheba. (Based on the William Inge work.)

  • 1952 - The Cruel Sea. (121 minutes) Director: Charles Frend. Cast: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Stanley Baker, Denholm Elliott, Virginia McKenna. Summary: A crew fights the Germans and the sea during World War II. [Based on a Nicholas Monsarrat novel.] [GERMANY; ATLANTIC OCEAN] (Drama/War)

  • 1952 - Don't Bother to Knock. (Based on a Charlotte Armstrong work.)

  • 1952 - Five Fingers. (Based on "Operation Cicero" by L.C. Mouzich.)

  • 1952 - Greatest Show on Earth. Music: Dmitri Tiomken. (152 minutes)

  • 1952 - Hans Christian Anderson. Director: Charles Vidor. Cast: Danny Kaye.

  • 1952 - The Happy Time. (Based on a Samuel Taylor play.)

  • 1952 - High Noon. (84 minutes) United Artists - Director: Fred Zinneman. Screenplay: Carl Foreman. Cast: Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Grace Kelly. (From the story "Tin Star" by John W. Cunningham.)(Drama/Western) (Best Actor to Gary Cooper.)

    Director: Fred Zinneman: The Seventh Cross (1944); Act of Violence (1949); The Men (1950); High Noon (1952); From Here to Eternity (1953); Oklahoma (1955); The Nun's Story (1958); The Sundowners (1960); A Man For All Seasons (1966) The Day of the Jackal (1973); Julia (1977)

  • 1952 - The Importance of Being Earnest. (Based on an Oscar Wilde work.)

  • 1952 - Ivanhoe. (106 minutes) Director: Richard Thorpe. Cast: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Emlyn Williams. Summary: 12th century England's King Richard the Lionhearted's Holy Crusades. (Based on Walter Scott 1819/544 paged historical novel.) [ENGLAND] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1952 - Kansas City Confidential. Director: Phil Karlson. Cast: Preston Foster, John Payne, Colleen Gray,Donna Drake, Jack Elam, Neville Brand. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1952 - The Lawless Breed. (83 minutes) Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Rock Hudson, Julia Adams, Hugh O'Brian, Dennis Weaver. Summary: Capture of John Wesley Hardin by Texas Ranger John Armstrong in Florida in 1877 with his trial in Texas. [TEXAS]

  • 1952 - Member of the Wedding. (91 minutes) Director: Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Julie Harris, Ethel Waters, Brandon de Wilde. Summary: A 12-year old Georgian girl accompanies her brother and sister-in-law on their honeymoon. (Based on Carson McCullers work.)[GEORGIA] (Drama)

  • 1952 - Monkey Business. (97 minutes) 20th Century-Fox. Director: Howard Hawks. Screenplay: Ben Hecht, I. A. Diamond, Charles Lederer, from a Harry Segall story. Cast: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Marlowe, Howard Hawks. (Comedy Genres: SCREWBALL COMEDY)

    Director: Howard Hawks: The Dawn Patrol (1930); Scarface (1932); Twentieth Century (1934); Barbary Coast (1935); Bringing Up Baby (1938); His Girl Friday (1940); To Have and Have Not (1944); The Big Sleep (1946); Red River (1948); Monkey Business (1952); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953); Rio Bravo (1958); Hatari (1962); Man's Favourite Sport (1964); El Dorado (1966)

  • 1952 - On Dangerous Ground. Director: Nicholas Ray. Cast: Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond, Ed Begley, Charles Kemper, Anthony Ross, Sumner Williams. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1952 - Pat and Mike. (Based on the Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon script.)

  • 1952 - Phone Call From A Stranger. (96 minutes) Director: Jean Negulesco. Cast: Shelley Winters, Bette Davis, Keenan Wynn, Gary Merrill, Evelyn Varden, Craig Stevens, Michael Rennie, Hugh Beaumont. Summary: While traveling from Iowa to California, an attorney leaving his family becomes involved with the families of three other air passengers of a plane crash. [CALIFORNIA; IOWA]

  • 1952 - The Prisoner of Zenda. (Based on the 1894/157 paged Anthony Hope novel.) (Swashbuckler film, Drama) (See the 1922, 1937, and the 1952 versions)

  • 1952 - The Promoter. (Based on the 1911 Arnold Bennett satire.)

  • 1952 - The Quiet Man. (129 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald, Mildred Natwick, Arthur Shields, Ward Bond. Summary: In this comedy-love story, an American ex-boxer returns to his native land of Ireland in a rural village where he interacts attempting to understand the culture of the people while marrying a spirited woman. (Based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story "Green Rushes" by Maurice Walsh.) [IRELAND] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1952 - Scaramouche. (115 minutes) MGM - Director: George Sidney. Screenplay: Ronald Miller, George Froeschel. Cast: Stewart Granger, Eleanor Parker, Janet Leigh, Mel Ferrer. (Based on the 1921/359 paged Rafael Sabatini novel.) (Drama/Adventure)

  • 1952 - Singin' in the Rain . (102 minutes) A satire of Hollywood. Theme: Spirit of America (Comedy, Musical, Romance)

  • 1952 - The Snows of Kilimanjaro. (117 minutes) Director: Henry King. Cast: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Leo G. Carroll. Summary: From Africa to Spain to the Riviera and back to Africa's famous mountain. [Based on the 1936/144 paged Ernest Hemingway novel.] [SPAIN; FRANCE; AFRICA] (Drama/Romance/Adventure)

  • 1952 - Sudden Fear. (110 minutes) Director: David Miller. Cast: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett, Virginia Huston. Summary: A wealthy lady playwright from California travels to New York City to audition actors for her new Broadway play. She meets one of the actors she rejected on the train returning to San Francisco, falls in love with him, and hastily marries him. Later she hears a tape recording of his plans to kill her, inherit her money, and marry his woman friend. Suspense and melodrama as attempts are made to kill him and the plot turns. [NEW YORK; CALIFORNIA]

  • 1952 - Turning Point. (85 minutes) Director: William Dieterle. Cast: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith, Ed Begley. Inspired by Kefauver hearings. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1952 - Viva Zapata!. (113 minutes) Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn, Jean Peters, Joseph Wiseman. Summary: Focus on Mexican revolutionary learder, Emiliano Zapata. [MEXICO] (Drama film/History)

  • 1952 - Where's Charley?. (Based on "Charley's Aunt" the 1892 play by Brandon Thomas.)

  • 1953 - The Actress. (Based on the Ruth Gordon autobiographical play.)

  • 1953 - Arrowhead. (105 minutes). Director: Charles Marquis Warren. Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Brian Keith, Katy Jurado, James Burke, Milburn Stone. Summary: In the 1886 west at Fort Clark in Texas, friction between a cavalry scout and an Apache chief returning to his tribe after being schooled in the East endures as the Apaches appear to be willing to be moved by railroad boxcars to a Florida reservation. [TEXAS]

  • 1953 - The Big Heat. (89 minutes) Columbia. Director: Fritz Lang. Screenplay: Sydney Boehm. Cast: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan. (Based on the 1953/208 paged Wm. P. McGivern novel.)(Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Fritz Lang: Destiny (1921); Metropolis (1926); The Spy (1927); Fury (1936); You Only Live Once (1937); The Woman in the Window (1944); The Blue Gardenia (1952); The Big Heat (1953)

  • 1953 - The Bigamist. (80 minutes) Director: Ida Lupino. Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Jane Darwell. Summary: A San Francisco/Los Angeles married, traveling salesman in a time of loneliness becomes a bigamist, is found out, and is brought to court to pay for his mistake. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1953 - Blowing Wild. (90 minutes) Director: Hugo Fregonese. Cast: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Ruth Roman, Ward Bond. Summary: Portrayal of American wildcatters facing bandits to seek riches in the oil fields of South America, Central America, and Mexico while involved in love triangles. [SOUTH AMERICA; CENTRAL AMERICA, MEXICO] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1953 - Desert Rats. (88 minutes) Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Richard Burton, Robert Newton, James Mason. Summary: World War II story focusing on the British campaign in North Africa against the Germany's Field Marshal Rommel. [GERMANY; AFRICA] (Drama/War)

  • 1953 - Devil's Canyon. (92 minutes) Director: Alfred Werker. Cast: Dale Robertson, Virginia Mayo, Stephen McNally, Arthur Hunnicutt, Jay C. Flippen. Summary: A lawman, after killing two men in self-defense, is framed and sent to the Arizona State Penitentiary in the early 1900s. (Western)

  • 1953 - Dream Wife. (110 minutes) Director: Sidney Sheldon. Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon. Summary: East and how to make her man happy meets West and a woman working conflict as an American businessman and his diplomat fiance have differing views of marriage causing him to propose to the princess of Bukistan, a country rich in oil. [BUKISTAN, MIDDLE EAST] (Drama/Comedy/Romance)

  • 1953 - From Here to Eternity. (118 minutes) Director: Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, Ernest Borgnine. Summary: The demands of military life just prior to entrance of the United States into World War II. [HAWAII] (Based on the 1951/816 paged James Jones novel.)

  • 1953 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (97 minutes) Director: Howard Hawkes. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn.

  • 1953 - Hobson's Choice. (Based on the Harold Brighouse play.)

  • 1953 - Hondo. (84 minutes) Director: John Farrow. Cast: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, James Arness, Lee Aaker, Michael Pate, Leo Gordon. Summary: An army scout adopts a frontier woman and her son as the Apache Nation (present Arizona/New Mexico) goes to war. (Drama/Western)

  • 1953 - Knights of the Round Table. (115 minutes) Director: Richard Thorpe. Cast: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford, Stanley Baker. Summary: Set at the court of King Arthur and featuring courtly manners, bloody battles, and romantic intrigue. [ENGLAND] (Action/Adventure)

  • 1953 - Little Boy Lost. (Based on the Marghanita Laski work.)

  • 1953 - Little World of Don Camillo. (Based on the Giovanni Guareschi work.)

  • 1953 - The Long, Long Trailer. (96 minutes) Director: Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main. (Based on the 1951/238 paged novel by Clinton Twiss.) (Comedy, Romance)

  • 1953 - Miss Sadie Thompson. (91 minutes) Director: Curtis Bernhardt. Cast: Rita Hayworth, Jose Ferrer, Aldo Ray, Russell Collins, Diosa Costello. Summary: Miss Sadie Thompson, a Waikiki-based prostitute and bawdy night club entertainer finds herself stranded on a tropical island during World War II. She loves every minute of it until she encounters the Reverend Davidson. (Based on "Miss Thompson" the W. Somerset Maugham short story "Rain.")(Drama/Music)

  • 1953 - Mogambo. (115 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner. Summary: Variation of "Red Dust" where a hunter romances two women. [AFRICA] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1953 - The Naked Jungle. (95 minutes NR) Director: Byron Haskin. Cast: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer, William Conrad, Romo Vincent, Douglas Fowley. Summary: A South American plantation owner and his wife. (Drama, Action)

  • 1953 - The Naked Spur. (91 minutes) Director: Anthony Mann. Writers: Sam Rolfe, Harold Jack Bloom. Cast: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan. (Drama/Western)

  • 1953 - Never Let Me Go. (94 minutes) Director: Delmer Daves. Cast: Clark Gable, Gene tierney, Bernard Miles, Richard Haydn. Summary: After World War II, a foreign correspondent based in Russia falls in love with a ballerina, marries her, and when she appiles for an exit visa and is denied it. Returning to the United States, he devises a plan to return to Russia and to rescue her. [RUSSIA] (Drama)

  • 1953 - Pickup on South Street. Director: Samuel Fuller. Cast: Jean Peters, Richard Widmark, Richard Kiley, Thelma Ritter. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1953 - The Pickwick Papers. (Based on the Charles Dickens novel.)

  • 1953 - Roman Holiday. (119 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert. Summary: An American newspaperman in Rome entertains a princess who has slipped away from her entourage. [ROME, ITALY] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1953 - Shane. (118 minutes) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde. Summary: A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. (Based on the Jack Shaefer 1949/135 paged novel.) Theme: Redemption (Drama, Romance, Western)

  • 1953 - Stalag 17. (120 minutes) Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Peter Graves. Summary: A group of American POWs during World War II are imprisoned in Germany's POW camp - Stalag 17. Attempting to escape, two of them are killed realizing that spy is amongst them. (Based on the 1951 Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski play.) [GERMANY] (Drama film/Thriller)

  • 1953 - The Star. (91 minutes) Director: Stuart Heisler. Cast: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson, Minor Watson. Summary: With her Oscar statuette to inspire her, a Hollywood film diva struggles with the aging process and her image of remaining a star rather than being a woman. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1953 - The Tokyo Story. (136 minutes NR) Summary: An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (Drama)

  • 1954 - The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. (Based on the Daniel Defoe novel.)

  • 1954 - Black Widow. (Based on "Fatal Woman" by Patrick Quentin.)

  • 1954 - Bridges at Toko-Ri. (103 minutes) Director: Mark Robson. Cast: William Holden. Fredric March, Grace Kelly, Mickey Rooney, Earl Holliman, Charles McGraw, Robert Strauss, Willis Bouchey, Gene Reynolds. Summary: Adaptation of the James Michener story of Korean War centering on a bomber pilot and his crew as part of a 1950 aircraft-carrier force assigned to destroy strategic bridges in North Korea. [KOREA] (Drama/Action)

  • 1954 - Brigadoon. (108 minutes) Director: Vincente Minelli. Cast: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart, Barry Jones, Albert Sharpe. Summary: Fable about two Americans find a Scottish village which comes to life one day every hundred years. No one grows older and love can be eternal. The magic spell will be broken if anyone leaves the village. Two outsiders discover Brigadoon while hunting in the Scottish Highlands. What will happen when one of them falls in love and wants to stay, but the other wants to return to New York. (Lerner and Loewe work. )[SCOTLAND; NEW YORK] (Fantasy/Romance)

  • 1954 - Carmen Jones. (105 minutes) Director: Otto Preminger. Cast: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey. Summary: Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast. (Based on an Oscar Hammerstein work.) (Drama, Musical, Romance)

  • 1954 - The Country Girl. (Based on a Clifford Odetts work.)

  • 1954 - Creature From the Black Lagoon. (79 minutes G) Director: Jack Arnold. Cast: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning. Summary: In the Amazon River, a scientific team discovers an amphibious creature which falls in love with the female assistant and kidnaps her only to be sought by the scientist and returned to his watery home. (Action/Adventure)

  • 1954 - Demetrius and the Gladiators. (101 minutes) Director: Delmer Daves. Cast: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward. Summary: After the death of Christ, emperor Caligula in Rome is obsessed with getting the robe of Christ which Demetrius, a pious Christian, has. [ROME, ITALY] (Drama)

  • 1954 - Desiree. (110 minutes)

  • 1954 - The Detective. (Based on the Father Brown mystery by G. K. Chesterton.)

  • 1954 - Dial M for Murder. (Based on a Frederick Knott work.)

  • 1954 - Drum Beat. (111 minutes) Director: Delmar Daves. Cast: Alan Ladd, Charles Bronson, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan, Robert Keith, Elisha Cook, Jr. Summary: 1870s retaliation against the Modocs in California. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1954 - Elephant Walk. (103 minutes) Director: William Dieterle. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Finch, Dana Andrews, Abraham Sofaer. Summary: A Ceylon tea planter brings his bride to his plantation. [CEYLON] (Drama film/Action)

  • 1954 - The Far Country. (97 minutes) Director: Anthony Mann. Cast: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Walter Brennan. Summary: In 1896, a man brings cattle from the Seattle, Washington to Dawson, Alaska to make a profit from the meat-starved Klondikers, but loses them. [ALASKA; WASHINGTON] (Drama/Western)

  • 1954 - Human Desire. (Based on "La Bete humane" by Emile Zola.)

  • 1954 - Johnny Guitar. (Drama/Western)

  • 1954 - Kansas Pacific. (73 minutes) Director: Ray Nazarro. Cast: Sterling Hayden. Summary: creation of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. [KANSAS]

  • 1954 - On the Waterfront. (108 minutes, B&W) Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger,Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, Leif Erickson. (Based on the 1955 screenplay of Budd Schubert made into a novel.) (Theme: Integrity) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1954 - Rear Window. (112 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: James Stewart, Raymond Burr, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Judith Evelyn. Summary: A magazine photographer confined to a wheel chair because of a broken leg keeps occupied by watching his neighbors through a telephoto lens and convinces himself that he has seen a murder. [NEW YORK]

  • 1954 - Sabrina. (113 minutes B&W) (Based on the 1953 play "Sabrina Fair" by Samuel Taylor.)

  • 1954 - Salt of the Earth. (94 minutes) Director: Herbert Biberman. Cast: Will Geer, Rosoura Revueltas. Summary: After a series of accidents, miners in New Mexico go on strike.

  • 1954 - The Seven Samurai. (Based on the work of Akira Kurosawa.)

  • 1954 - A Star Is Born. (176 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickfor, Tommy Noonan. Summary: Romance between a declining star and his wife, an up-and-coming star. [CALIFORNIA] (Musical version of 1937 version)

  • 1954 - Suddenly. Director: Lewis Allen. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1954 - Them!. (93 minutes) Director: Gordon Douglas. Cast: James Whitman, Edmund Gwenn, James Arness. Summary: Colossal, mutant ants in the desert, threaten to take over the world.

  • 1954 - Three Coins in the Fountain. (102 minutes) Director: Jean Negulesco. Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Clifton Webb, Rossano Brazzi, Louis Jourdan, Cathleen Nesbitt, Jean Peters. Summary: Three American women traveling to Rome hope that the wishes they make by tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain will find them romance. [ITALY] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1954 - Track of the Cat. (102 minutes) Director: William A. Wellman. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Diana Lynn, Tab Hunter, Beulah Bondi. Summary: Snowbound mountain folk in the Mount Rainier area are terrorized by a mountain lion. [WASHINGTON]

  • 1954 - Vera Cruz. (94 minutes) Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam, Charles Buchinsky (Bronson). Summary: Two Americans escort a carriage holding a countess and a three million dollar gold treasure from Maximilian's palace in Mexico City to Vera Cruz. [MEXICO] (Drama/Action/Adventure/War/Film Noir)

  • 1954 - White Christmas. (120 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen. Summary: A gathering during Christmas.

  • 1954 - The Wild One. Director: Laslo Benedek. Cast: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Lee Marvin. Summary: Based on the 1947 Hollister, CA convention of 4,000 motorcyclists. (Based on the story "The Cyclist's Raid" by John Paxton.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1955 - All That Heaven Allows. (89 minutes) Director: Douglas Sirk. Cast: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Morehead. Summary: A suburban widow is courted by a young gardener.

  • 1955 - Bad Day at Black Rock. (81 minutes) Director: John Sturges. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Ernest Bornine, Anne Francis. Summary: What is the secret in this small town related to Japanese Americans? (Based on Howard Breslin novel "Bad Time at Hondo") (Drama/Western)

  • 1955 - The Big Combo. Director: Joseph H. Lewis. Cast: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy, Earl Holliman. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Joseph H. Lewis: My Name Is Julia Ross (1945); So Dark the Night (1946); The Jolson Story (1946); The Undercover Man (1949); The Big Combo (1955); Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

  • 1955 - Blackboard Jungle. (Based on an Evan Hunter work.)

  • 1955 - Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier. Director: Norman Foster. Cast: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen.

  • 1955 - East of Eden. (115 minutes) Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: James Dean, Jo VanFleet. Summary: In Salinas and Monterrey, California, their is miscommunication between a father and his son. [Based on the 1952/601 paged John Steinbeck novel.]

  • 1955 - The End of the Affair. (118 minutes) Director: Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills, Peter Cushing, Michael Goodliffe. Summary: During World War II, in England, an American writer and the wife of a British civil servant fall in love. [Based on a Graham Greene 1951 novel.] [ENGLAND] (1939 - 1945) [See: 1999 version] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1955 - Interrupted Melody. (106 minutes) The life of Marjorie Lawrence.

  • 1955 - I'll Cry Tomorrow. (Based on the Lillian Roth work.)

  • 1955 - Kiss Me Deadly. (105 minutes) United Artists. Director: Robert Aldrich. Screenplay: A. I. Bezzerides. Cast: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Cloris Leachman. (From a novel by Mickey Spillane.)(Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1955 - Lady Godiva. (89 minutes) Director: Arthur Lubin. Cast: Maureen O'Hara, George Nader, Victor McLaglen. Summary: In 11th century Coventry, England, a Saxon nobleman marries a Saxon woman to thwart the attempts of the Normans to trap him into an arranged marriage with a Norman woman during the unsteady reign of King Edward and the Saxon-Norman conflict. [ENGLAND] (Drama)

  • 1955 - The Last Command. (110 minutes) Director: Frank Lloyd. Cast: Sterling Hayden, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt. Summary: The siege at the Alamo in Texas against the Mexicans. [TEXAS]

  • 1955 - Lola Montes. (110 minutes) Director: Max Ophuls. Cast: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Oskar Werner. Summary: Flashbacks of the loves of a 1900s heroine, now part of a circus act. (Based on "Jacques" Cecil S. Laurent best seller.)[VIENNA, AUSTRIA] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1955 - Love Is a Many Splendored Thing. (102 minutes) Director: Henry King. Cast: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher Isobel Elsom, Murray Matheson. Summary: Forbidden love between a Caucasian, married American war correspondent and a Eurasian, widowed doctor who fall in love in 1950s Hong Kong. (Based on 1952 novel "A Many Splendored Thing" by Han Suyin.) [HONG KONG] (Drama/Melodrama)

  • 1955 - The Man With the Golden Arm. (Based on a Nelson Algren work.)

  • 1955 - Mister Roberts. (123 minutes) Director: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack Lemmon, William Powell, Ward Bond. Summary: A lieutenant helps the crew on a navy cargo ship well outside the active World War II battle zone fight their boredom and tolerate their tyrannical captain. (Based on the 1946 Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan play.) [PACIFIC FLEET] (Drama/Comedy/War)

  • 1955 - Marty. (Based on a Paddy Chayefsky TV work.)

  • 1955 - My Sister Eileen. (108 minutes) Director: Richard Quine. Cast: Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett, Robert Fosse. Summary: Two small-town sisters from Ohio are overwhelmed by life in New York's Greenwich Village. (Based on the 1938 Ruth McKenney's New Yorker stories.)

  • 1955 - The Night of the Hunter. (Based on a Davis Grubb work.)

  • 1955 - Oklahoma. (140 minutes) Director: Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert, Gloria Grahame. Summary: A country girl is courted by a cowboy.

  • 1955 - Picnic. (115 minutes) Director: Joshua Logan. Cast: William Holden, Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell. Summary: Tells of a drifter to a small Kansas town during a Labor Day weekend, falls in love with a friend's fiance. (Based on a William Inge play.)[KANSAS]

  • 1955 - The Prisoner. (Based on a Bridget Boland work.)

  • 1955 - Queen Bee. (95 minutes) Director: Ranald MacDougall. Cast: Joan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Betsy Palmer, John Ireland, Lucy Marlow. Summary: A woman arrives in Atlanta to visit her female cousin. Her cousin's brother is married to an overly charming, controlling woman. Conflict arises. [GEORGIA]

  • 1955 - Rebel Without a Cause. Director: Nicholas Ray. Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo,Jim Backus, Corey Allen, Dennis Hopper, Ann Doran, Nick Adams, William Hopper. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1955 - Room at the Top. (Based on a John Braine work.)

  • 1955 - The Rose Tattoo. (Based on a Tennessee Williams work.)

  • 1955 - Seven Year Itch. Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell. (Based on a 1952 George Axelrod play.) (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1955 - Strategic Air Command. (114 minutes) Director: Anthony Mann. Cast: James Steward, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Bennett, Rosemary DeCamp. Summary: A professional baseball player is called to serve in active duty during World War II. [EUROPE] (Drama/Action)

  • 1955 - Summertime. (Based on "The Time of the Cuckoo" by Arthur Laurent.)

  • 1955 - To Catch a Thief. (103 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly. Summary: A retired cat burglar living in France is suspected of returning to thievery when jewel thefts surface on the French Riviera. (Based on the 1952/248 paged David Dodge novel.) [FRANCE] (Drama/Thriller/Romance)

  • 1955 - To Hell and Back. (106 minutes) Director: Jesse Hibbs. Cast: Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Gregg Palmer, Jack Kelly, Paul Picerni, Susan Kohner. Summary: The heroic Army exploits and feats of heroism of Texas-born, Audie Murphy, during World War II. [Based on the biography of Audie Murphy.] [EUROPE] (Drama/Biography)

  • 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.

  • 1955 - The Virgin Queen. (92 minutes) Director: Henry Koster. Cast: Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins, Herbert Marshall. Summary: Focus on the early life of Elizabeth I and her love for Sir Walter Raleigh. [ENGLAND] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1955 - We're No Angels. (90 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Basil Rathbone, Joan Bennett, Feo G. Carroll. Summary: Three Devil's Island escapees "adopt" a family on the island and try to protect them from an uncle. (Based on "My 3 Angels" and the French play, "La Cuisine des anges.")(Religious Film/Comedy)

  • 1956 - Anastasia. (105 minutes) Director: Anatole Litvak. Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamroff. Music: Alfred Newman. Summary: Is she or isn't she Russian Czar Nicholas's daughter? [RUSSIA] (Biography/Drama/History)

  • 1956 - Around the World in 80 Days. (Based on the 1873/252 paged Jules Verne novel.)

  • 1956 - Autumn Leaves. Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Joan Crawford, Cliff Robertson, Vera Miles. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir, Melodrama)

    Director: Robert Aldrich: Apache (1954); Vera Cruz (1954); Kiss Me Deadly (1955); Autumn Leaves (1956); Attack (1957); Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962); Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964); The Dirty Dozen (1966); The Longest Yard (1975)

  • 1956 - Baby Doll. (114 minutes) Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Karl Malden, Mildred Dunnock, Lonny Chapman, Rip Torn. Summary: Includes a child bride who sleeps in a crib, her lusting husband, and a scheming business rival for this story. [Based on the 1956/281 paged Tennessee Williams novel.] [MISSISSIPPI] (Drama)

  • 1956 - The Catered Affair. (95 minutes) Director: Richard Brooks. Cast: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald. Summary: The simple quickly-planned marriage of the daughter of a New York City cab driver whose mother wants a catered affair, the marriage she never had. This affair for the family with meager money brings conflicts of money, family relationships, and personal dreams. [NEW YORK] (Based on a Paddy Chayefsky TV drama.)

  • 1956 - The Eddy Duchin Story. (123 minutes) Director: George Sidney. Cast: Tyrone Power, Kim Novak, Rex Thompson, James Whitmore, Victoria Shaw. Summary: In the 1930s and 1940s, Eddy Duchin, a talented pianist and band leader, sets New York society on its ear when he marries society girl Margaret Elrich. [NEW YORK]

  • 1956 - Friendly Persuasion. (140 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Music: Dmitri Tiomken. Cast: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins. Summary: A Quaker family is challenged during the Civil War in Indiana. [Based on the 1940/214 paged Jessamyn West novel.] [INDIANA]

  • 1956 - From Here to Eternity. (Based on the 1951/816 paged James Jones novel.)

  • 1956 - Gaby. (Based on the Robert Sherwood 1930 play.) (Versions as "Waterloo Bridge" in 1931, 1940, and 1956 as "Gaby")

  • 1956 - Giant. (minutes) Director: Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Dennis Hopper. Summary: Oil, the land, and how Texans deal with it. (Based on the 1952/416 paged Edna Ferber novel.)

  • 1956 - Great Locomotive Chase. (87 minutes) Director: Francis Lyon. Cast: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter. Theme: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad - Civil War - Andrew's Raid

  • 1956 - High Society. (107 minutes) Director: Charles Walters. Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm. Summary: A musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story."

  • 1956 - Indian Fighter. (88 minutes) Director: Andre De Toth. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas.

  • 1956 - Jubal. (101 minutes) Director: Delmer Daves Cast: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Valerie French, Rod Steiger) Summary: Searching for work, cowboy Jubal Troop arrives in a small town, where he badly injures his hand. Fortunately, a local rancher, Shep Horgan, is willing to employ Troop despite the injury. Horgan and Troop work together amicably, but Horgan's two-timing wife threatens to create discord when she becomes interested in Troop, although he really loves another woman. A jealous cowhand complicates matters by spreading lies. (Based on 1939/583 paged Jubal Troop by Paul I. Wellman.) (Action/Adventure/Western)

  • 1956 - The Killing. Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Sterling Hayden, Vince Edwards, Colleen Gray, Marie Windsor. (Based on "Clean Break" the 218 paged Lionel White novel.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1956 - The King and I. (133 minutes) Director: Walter Lang. Cast: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno. Summary: A widowed English teacher comes to Siam to teach the king's children. A Richard Rodgers work.[SIAM/THAILAND] (Drama/Romance/Musical)

  • 1956 - Lust for Life. (122 minutes) Summary: Life of Vincent Van Gogh. (Based on the 1934/431 paged Irving Stone novel.)

  • 1956 - The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. (153 minutes) Director: Nunnally Johnson. Cast: Gregory Peck, Marisa Pavan, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March. Summary: Tom Rath is a suburban father and husband haunted by his memories of World War II, including a wartime romance with Italian village girl Maria, which resulted in an illegitimate son he's never seen. Pressed by his unhappy wife to get a higher-paying job, Rath goes to work as a public relations man for television network president Ralph Hopkins. Drawn into poisonous office politics, Tom finds he must choose his career or his family. (Based on the 1954/288 paged novel by Sloan Wilson) (Drama)

  • 1956 - The Man Who Knew Too Much . (120 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Writers: John Michael Hayes (screenplay). Music: Bernard Herrmann. Cast: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie. (Based on a Charles Bennett story.)(Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER)

  • 1956 - Moby Dick. (Based on the 1851/720 paged Herman Melville novel.) (See 1930 version)

  • 1956 - The Red Balloon. (34 minutes) Director: Albert Lamorisse. Cast: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier. Summary: A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. (Short, Comedy, Drama)

  • 1956 - The Revolt of Mamie Stover. (Based on a William Bradford Huie.)

  • 1956 - Richard III. (Based on a William Shakespeare play.)

  • 1956 - The Searchers. (119 minutes PG) Warner Home Video - Director: John Ford. Screenplay: Frank S. Nugent. Music: Max Steiner. Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, Harry Carey, Jr. (Based on the 1954/352 paged novel by Alan LeMay.) (Drama/Western)

  • 1956 - The Solid Gold Cadillac. (Based on the George Kaufman-Howard Teichmann play.)

  • 1956 - Storm Center. (85 minutes) Director: Daniel Taradash. Cast: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter. Summary: A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves. (Drama)

  • 1956 - The Teahouse of the August Moon. (Based on a Vern J. Sneider work.)

  • 1956 - The Ten Commandments. (220 minutes G) Paramount Pictures. Director: Cecil B. Demille. Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, John Derek. [PALESTINE] (Jewish Experience) (Drama film/Action/History)

  • 1956 - Twelfth Night. (Based on a Shakespeare work.)

  • 1956 - Written on the Wind. (99 minutes) Director: Douglas Sirk. Cast: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith. Summary: The challenges of corruption to a wealthy Texas oil family. (Based on the 1946/309 paged Robert Wilder novel.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 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)

  • 1957 - Across the Bridge. (103 minutes) Director: Ken Anakin. Cast: Rod Steiger, Bernard Lee, Maria Landi. (Based on a Graham Greene story.) (Thriller, Crime, Drama)

  • 1957 - Boy on a Dolphin. (111 minutes) Director: Jean Negulesco. Cast: Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, Sophia Loren, Laurence Naismith, Jorge Mistral. Summary: A woman swimming near the isle of Hydra with her boyfriend cuts her leg on an old sunken treasure, sees a gold-covered statue of a boy atop a dolphin which leads to a group of archaeologists needing her to help locate it. (Drama/Romance)[GREECE]

  • 1957 - Bridge on the River Kwai. (161 minutes) Director: David Lean. Cast: Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Hawkins, William Holden, James Donald. Summary: Based on the real-life character of Lieutenant Coloniel Philip Toosey, an Allied POW from 1942-1943, ordered to build two Kwai River bridges in Burma (one wood, one steel) to move Japanese supplies from Bangkok to Rangoon. (Based on the 1952/224 paged novel by Pierre Boulle.) [BURMA] (Drama film/History)

  • 1957 - The Colditz Story. (97 minutes) Director: Guy Hamilton. Cast: John Mills, Eric Portman, Lionel Jeffries, Bryan Forbes, Ian Carmichael, Theodore Bikel. Summary: True story of World War II POW plans to escape from a Colditz Castle, Germany's fortress prison. (Based on P.R. Reid 1952/224 paged novel.) [GERMANY] (Drama/War)

  • 1957 - Crime of Passion. (85 minutes B&W) Director: Gerd Oswald. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray, Stuart Whitman. Summary: A tough newspaperwoman will do anything to hold on to her man. (Thriller, Drama)

  • 1957 - Desk Set. (103 minutes) Director: Walter Lang. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Blondell, Dina Merrill, Neva Patterson. Summary: An efficiency expert changes the lives of a New York City TV network's research department by installing a computer. (Based on the 1956/90 paged William Marchant play.) [NEW YORK] (Romance, Comedy)

  • 1957 - Edge of the City. (85 minutes B&W) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Robert F. Simon, Jack Warden, Ruth White, John Cassavetes, Ruby Dee. Summary: A Union Mob boss, a drifter let out of the army but on the run for the murder of his brother, and a black dock worker in New York City. (Based on the Robert Alan Arthur Philco TV play "A Man Is Ten Feet Tall")[NEW YORK] (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Martin Ritt: Edge of the City (1956); No Down Payment (1957); The Long Hot Summer (1958); Hud (1963); The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965); Norma Rae (1979)

  • 1957 - The Enemy Below. (98 minutes) Director: Dick Powell. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Curt Jurgens. Summary: An American captain and a German captain try to outmaneuver each other during the war. (Based on the 1958/191 paged book by Commander D.A. Rayner.) [GERMANY; ATLANTIC OCEAN] (Drama/Action)

  • 1957 - A Farewell to Arms. (152 minutes) Director: Charles Vidor. Cast: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica. Summary: Story of a romance between an American ambulance driver wounded in World War I and his nurse. [Based on the Ernest Hemingway 1929/355 paged novel.] (World War I, 1914 - 1918) [ITALY] (Drama)

  • 1957 - Fear Strikes Out. (81 minutes) Director: Robert Mulligan. Cast: Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Norma Moore, Adam Williams, Perry Wilson. Summary: The story of Jimmy Piersall of the Boston Red Sox. [MASSACHUSETTS] (Based on the 1955/224 paged "Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story" by Jim Piersall.) (Sport, Drama)

  • 1957 - Funny Face. (103 minutes) Director: Stanley Donen. Cast: Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Ruta Lee. Summary: A young girl in New York City is made famous by a fashion magazine photographer. [NEW YORK]

  • 1957 - Gunfight at the O. K. Corral. (122 minutes) Paramount - Director: John Sturges. Screenplay: Leon Uris. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland, Earl Holliman, Frank Faylen, Dennis Hopper. (Drama/Western)

  • 1957 - Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison. (106 minutes) Director: John Huston. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum. Summary: During World War II, an Irish nun and a heroic Marine sergeant stranded together on a Pacific Island, hide out from invading Japanese troops attempting to take over the island for a base. The sergeant falls in love with the sister. (Based on the Charles Shaw 1952 novel) [SOUTH PACIFIC] (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1957 - The Helen Morgan Story. (118 minutes B&W) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard Carlson. (Drama)

  • 1957 - Johnny Tremain. (80 minutes) Summary: An apprentice silversmith in 1770s Boston becomes involved with the Sons of Liberty and attempts to prove his lineage to a wealthy merchant. [Based on the 1943/322 paged Esther Forbes novel of 1770s Boston.] [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1957 - * Men in War. (104 minutes) Director: Anthony Mann. Cast: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Vic Morrow. Summary: American forces fighting the Chinese in South Korea during the Korean War. [KOREA] (Drama/War)

  • 1957 - No Down Payment. Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Barbara Rush, Pat Hingle, Jeffrey Hunter. Summary: Los Angeles.

  • 1957 - One That Got Away. (111 minutes) Director: Roy Baker. Cast: Hardy Kruger, Michael Goodliffe, Colin Gordon, Alec McCowan. Summary: Based on a true story of a German aviators who once captured keeps escaping from British prisoner-of-war camps. [Based on a 1956 Kendal Burt and James Leasor book.][GERMANY] (Drama/Adventure)

  • 1957 - Pal Joey. (111 minutes) Director: George Sidney. Cast: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Barbara Nichols, Bobby Sherwood. Summary: A heel, tossed out of a Northern California city for playing around with the mayor's daughter, arrives in San Francisco, broke and unemployed. When a bandleader friend gives him a gig as singer/master of ceremonies at a small club, all the girls fall for him, but for one. He pursues her and a former stripper friend who is now a socialite. Decision - - the club or the girl? [CALIFORNIA] (Based on New Yorker stories by John O'Hara.)

  • 1957 - Paradise Lagoon. (Based on "The Admirable Crichton" by James M. Barrie.)

  • 1957 - Paths of Glory. (89 minutes) Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Meeker, George Macready. Summary: During World War I in France, a regiment of soldiers are assigned suicide missions. [Based on the 1935/304 paged Humphrey Cobb novel.] [FRANCE] (Drama Film/Anti-war film)

  • 1957 - Peyton Place. (160 minutes) Director: Mark Robson. Cast: Lana Turner, Diane Varsi, Lloyd Nolan, Hope Lange. Summary: An unwed mother and her daughter have their secrets as well as the other families that live in a small New Hampshire town. [Based on the 1956/384 paged Grace Metallius novel.]

  • 1957 - The Pride and the Passion. (132 minutes) Director: Stanley Kramer. Cast: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel, John Wengraf, Philip Van Zandt. Summary: During the 1810 Spanish War of Independence, after Napoleon invades Spain, a group of guerillas attempt to transport a big cannon across Spain to Avila where they intended to launch a counterattack against the French army headquarters there. [Based on a C. S. Forester 1933 novel "The Gun"] [SPAIN] (Drama/Action)

  • 1957 - Raintree County. (168 minutes) Director: Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Lee Marvin. Summary: The life of a southern belle during the Civil War. [INDIANA]

  • 1957 - Sayonara. (147 minutes) Director: Joshua Logan. Music: Elmer Bernstein. Cast: Marlon Brando, Red Buttons, Miyoshi Umeki, Ricardo Montalban, James Garner. Summary: American military men romance Japanese women while stationed in World War II Japan. [Based on the 1953/208 paged James Michener novel.] [JAPAN] (Drama/War)

  • 1957 - Something of Value. (113 minutes) Director: Richard Brooks. Cast: Rock Hudson, Sidney Poitier, Dana Wynter. Summary: A black man in Kenya must decide between his feelings for a white boyhood friend and his loyalty to his own people. [Based on the 1955/565 paged Robert Ruark novel.] [KENYA] (Drama film)

  • 1957 - Spirit of St. Louis. (138 minutes) Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: James Stewart, Patricia Smith. Summary: Story of the 1927 flight of Charles Lindbergh from New York to Paris. Lindbergh talks to a fly in the cockpit. [MISSOURI] (Drama, Action)

  • 1957 - The Strange One. (Based on Calder Willingham's "End as a Man" work.)

  • 1957 - The Three Faces of Eve. (91 minutes) Director: Nunnally Johnson. Narrated by: Alistair Cooke. Cast: Joanne Woodward, Lee J. Cobb, David Wayne. Summary: Based on the true experiences of Chris Sizemore. A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. (Based on the book by Corbett H. Thigpen and Hervey M. Cleckley.) (Mystery, Drama)

  • 1957 - Twelve Angry Men. (95 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, Sr., E. G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Robert Webber, George Voskovec, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney. Summary: One holdout on a 12-man jury in New York considering the guilt or innocence of a boy accused of stabbing his father brings about discussion about the facts that raise probable doubt in the other jurors. [see: 1997 version] [NEW YORK] (Based on the 1954/79 paged Reginald Rose TV script.) (Crime, Drama)

  • 1957 - 3:10 to Yuma. (Drama/Western)

  • 1957 - Wild Strawberries. (93 minutes) Director: Ingmar Bergman. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1957 - Written on the Wind. (Based on a Robert Wilder novel.)

  • 1958 - Auntie Mame. (143 minutes) (Based on the 1954/280 paged Patrick Dennis novel called "Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade.") (See the 1974 version) (Drama, Comedy)

  • 1958 - The Barbarian and the Geisha. (105 minutes) Director: John Huston. Cast: John Wayne, Sam Jaffe, Elko Ando. Summary: The 1856 American ambassador to Japan, Townsend Harris, attempts to improve relations with Japan and finds romance with a geisha. [JAPAN] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1958 - The Big Country. Epic Western - (Drama/Western)

  • 1958 - The Blob. (82 minutes) Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. Cast: Steve McQueen, Anita Corseant. Summary: Science fiction story of a teenager battling his parents and a blob of protoplasm.

  • 1958 - The Defiant Ones. (97 minutes) Director: Stanley Kramer. Cast: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel. Summary: Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. (Crime, Drama)

  • 1958 - Houseboat. (110 minutes) Director: Melville Shavelson. Cast: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Harry Guardino. Summary: A house-keeper-maid falls in love an executive while living on his houseboat and caring for his children. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1958 - I Want to Live. (120 minutes) Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel. Summary: Tells of the life of Barbara Graham, involved in a robbery and murder that caused her to be indicted, convicted, and executed in 1955 at San Quentin Prison.

  • 1958 - Inn of the Sixth Happiness. (158 minutes PG) Director: Mark Robson. Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat. Summary: The life of China missionary Gladys Aylward and her cross-country adventurous walk leading a group of orphans away from the war zone. [CHINA] (Drama/Biography)

  • 1958 - King Creole. (116 minutes). Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau, Carolyn Jones, Dolores Hart, Vic Morrow. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir/Romance)

  • 1958 - The Last Hurrah. (114 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianna Foster, Pat O'Brien, Basil Rathbone, Donald Crisp, James Gleason, Edward Brophy, John Carradine, Wallace Ford, Frank McHugh, Jane Darwell. Summary: Story of an Irish-Catholic mayor (Boston's James Michael Curley) running for office one last time. [MASSACHUSETTS] (Based on the 1956/427 paged Edwin O'Connor novel.)

  • 1958 - Lonelyhearts. (104 minutes) Director: Vincent J. Donehue. Cast: Montgomery Clift, Robert Ryan, Myrna Loy, Maureen Stapeleton, Dolores Hart, Jackie Coogan, Mike Kellin, Frank Overton, Onslow Stevens. Summary: Adaptation of Nathanael West's novel about a cynical editor, his neglected and troubled wife, an idealistic rookie newspaper journalist, and a sex-starved letterwriter to the Miss Lonelyhearts column of The Chronicle. Explores each person's processing of ambition, greed, and human frailty. [NEW YORK]

  • 1958 - The Long, Hot Summer. (115 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury. Summary: A drifter in town fascinates the women, alienates the men, and aggravates the town's monied redneck. (Based on the 1958/128 paged William Faulkner novel.) [MISSISSIPPI] (Drama)

  • 1958 - Mame. (143 minutes PG) (Based on the 1955/280 ps. Patrick Dennis "Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade.") (See the 1974 version)

  • 1958 - Man of the West. (100 minutes) Director: Anthony Mann. Writers: Reginald Rose (screenplay). Cast: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb. (Based on "The Border Jumpers" a 1955/244 paged Will C. Brown novel.) (Drama/Western)

  • 1958 - Marjorie Morningstar. (125 minutes) Director: Irving Rapper. Cast: Natalie Wood, Martin Balsam, Gene Kelly, Martin Milner, Everett Sloane, George Tobias, Claire Trevor, Jesse White. Summary: In New York, an upper-middle-class Jewish girl who attends Hunter College grows up, puts aside her Orthodox heritage, and pursues movies.[Based on the 1955/565 paged Herman Wouk novel.] [NEW YORK]

  • 1958 - Me and the Colonel. (110 minutes) Director: Peter Glenville. Cast: Danny Kaye, Curt Jurgens, Nicole Maurey, Francoise Rosay, Akim Tamiroff. Summary: In 1940 World War II France, a Polish Jew and an anti-semitic colonel are forced to flee the Nazis together. [FRANCE] (Comedy)

  • 1958 - The Naked and the Dead. (Based on the Norman Mailer novel.)

  • 1958 - The Quiet American. (Based on the Graham Greene novel.)

  • 1958 - Run Silent, Run Deep. (94 minutes) Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, Don Rickles, Nick Cravat. Summary: During World War II in the Pacific, two submarine officers clash with each other. [Based on the 1955 novel by Captain Edward L. Beach.] [PACIFIC FLEET] (Drama)

  • 1958 - Some Came Running. (137 minutes) Director: Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Shirely MacLaine, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (Drama/Romance)

  • 1958 - Tamango. (100 minutes) Director: John Berry. Cast: Curt Jurgens, Alex Cressan, Dorothy Dandridge. Summary: A slave ship purchases a cargo in Africa and on the way to Cuba, the crew fights for freedom. (Drama/History)

  • 1958 - Thunder Road. (93 minutes) Director: Arthur Ripley. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Sandra Knight. Summary: An outwitting bootlegger. [KENTUCKY]

  • 1958 - Touch of Evil. (95 minutes) Universal-International. Director: Orson Welles. Screenplay: Orson Welles. Cast: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff, Joseph Calleia, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Weaver, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Joanna Moore. (Based on the 1956/209 paged novel "Badge of Evil" by Whit Masterson.)(Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1958 - Vertigo. (128 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Summary: A San Francisco detective who is afraid of heights is hired to tail a friend's wife.

  • 1958 - Witness for the Prosecution. (Based on an Agatha Christie work.)

  • 1958 - The Young Lions. (Based on the Irwin Shaw novel.)

  • 1959 - Anatomy of a Murder. (161 minutes) (Based on the 1983/437 paged Robert Traver novel.)

  • 1959 - Ben-Hur. (212 minutes G) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Director: William Wyler. Cast: Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet. [PALESTINE] (Jewish Experience) (Academy award Theme: Independent Men) (Drama film/Action/History)

  • 1959 - Compulsion. Summary: Fictionalized Leopold-Loeb murder case. (Based on the 1956/480 paged Meyer Levin novel.)

  • 1959 - Dance With a Stranger. (102 minutes) Director: Mike Newell. Cast: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, David Troughton, Stratford Johns. Summary: Based on the true life story of Ruth Ellis, who was hanged on July 13, 1955 at London's Holloway prison for shooting her lover outside a London pub. [ENGLAND] (Crime film/Docudrama)

  • 1959 - The Devil's Disciple. (Based on the George Bernard Shaw play.)

  • 1959 - The Diary of Anne Frank. (151 minutes) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Millie Perkins, Joseph Schilkraut, Shelley Winters, Richard Beymer, Gusti Huber, Lou Jacobi, Diane Baker, Ed Wynn. Summary: The lives of eight Jewish people being hidden in an attic in Holland for two years attempting to avoid arrest by the Nazis during World War II. (Based on the 1947/283 paged "The Diary of a Young Girl". [HOLLAND] (Drama)

  • 1959 - The FBI Story. (149 minutes) Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: James Stewart, Vera Miles, Larry Pennell, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton, Diane Jergens. Summary: History of the FBI through the eyes of a fictitious agent from Prohibition to the cold war.

  • 1959 - The 400 Blows. (99 minutes) Director: Francois Truffaut. Cast: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Patrick Auffray, Claire Maurier. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (Drama/Biography)

    Director: Francois Truffaut: Les Quatre Cents Coups (1959); Shoow the Pianist (1960); Jules and Jim (1961); Silken Skin (1964); Fahrenheit 451 (1966); La Nuit Americaine (1973); The Man Who Loved Women (1977)

  • 1959 - Gidget. (95 minutes) Director: Paul Wendkos. Cast: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, Tom Laughlin. Summary: A 16-year old from Malibu wins the attention of a surfer and a former Air Force pilot turned beach bum. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1959 - Look Back in Anger. (Based on a John Osborne play.)

  • 1959 - The Mouse that Roared. (Based on a Leonard Wibberley work.)

  • 1959 - Nun's Story. (152 minutes) Director: Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Edith Evans, Peter Finch, Dean Jagger, Beatrice Straight. Colleen Dewhurst, Peggy Ashcroft, Mildred Dunnock. (Drama)

  • 1959 - On the Beach. (Based on a Nevil Shute novel.)

  • 1959 - Pillow Talk. (105 minutes) Director: Michael Gordon. Cast: Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter. Summary: Light comedy about dating in New York. [NEW YORK]

  • 1959 - * Pork Chop Hill. (97 minutes) Director: Lewis Milestone. Cast: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, Woody Strode, George Peppard, Bob Steele, James Edwards. Summary: An American force is ordered to hold an insignificant mound of earth in 1953 Korea against the attack of hordes of communist Chinese forces. [KOREA] (Action/Adventure/Drama)

  • 1959 - Rio Bravo. (140 minutes) Warner Brothers/Armada - Producer/Director: Howard Hawks. Screenplay: Jules Furthman, Leigh Brackett. Music: Dmitri Tiomken. (From a short story by B. H. McCampbell.) Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson, Ricky Nelson. (Drama/Western)

    Director: Howard Hawks: The Dawn Patrol (1930); Scarface (1932); Twentieth Century (1934); Barbary Coast (1935); Bringing Up Baby (1938); His Girl Friday (1940); To Have and Have Not (1944); The Big Sleep (1946); Red River (1948); Monkey Business (1952); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953); Rio Bravo (1958); Hatari (1962); Man's Favourite Sport (1964); El Dorado (1966)

  • 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)

  • 1959 - Shake Hands with the Devil. (110 minutes) Director: Michael Anderson. Cast: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns, Cyril Cusack, Michael Redgrave, Sybil Thorndike, Richard Harris. Summary: In 1921 Dublin, an Irish-American student innocently becomes involved in rebel activities and finds himself a fugitive. He joins an IRA cell led by James Cagney, whom he first admires, but soon comes to realize is a murderous fanatic. [IRELAND] (Action/Drama/History)

  • 1959 - Some Like It Hot. Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe. Summary: A comedy set during Prohibition. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1959 - Suddenly, Last Summer. (114 minutes) Director: Joseph Mankiewicz. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn. Summary: Neurosis of a young woman. [Based on the 1958/45 paged Tennessee Williams story.] [LOUISIANA


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    The 1960s

  • 1960 - The Alamo. (202 minutes) United Artists - Director: John Wayne. Screenplay: James Edward Grant. Cast: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Richard Boone, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Joan O'Brien, Denver Pyle. (Drama, Western)

  • 1960 - All the Young Men. (87 minutes) Director: Cast: Anna Maria Clair, Glenn Corbett, James Darren, Richard Davalos, Joseph Gallison, Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier. Summary: A black marine sergeant in the Korean War faces racial integration problems when he is placed in charge of an all white battalion. [KOREA] (Drama)

  • 1960 - The Apartment. (125 minutes) Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine. Summary: An employee lets his boss use his apartment for a love tryst only to fall in love with the boss' girlfriend. Theme: Independent Men (Academy Award) [NEW YORK] (Drama, Romance)

  • 1960 - Butterfield 8. (Base on a John O'Hara novel.)

  • 1960 - Cash McCall. (102 minutes) Summary: Cash McCall is a young and slick business man who buys failing businesses and resells them. (Theme: Spirit of America) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1960 - Cimarron. (147 minutes) Director: Anthony Mann. Cast: Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Arthur O'Connell, Mercedes McCambridge, Russ Tamblyn, Vic Morrow, Robert Keith, Harry Morgan. Summary: 1889 Oklahoma land rush. (See the 1931 version) (Based on the 1929/400 paged Edna Ferber novel.)

  • 1960 - Elmer Gantry. (Based on a Sinclair Lewis novel.)

  • 1960 - The Entertainer. (Based on a John Osborne play.)

  • 1960 - Exodus. (213 minutes) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Director: Otto Preminger. Cast: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, David Opatoshu, Lee J. Cobb. (Based on the 1959 Leon Uris novel.) [Europe](Jewish Experience) (Drama/Action)

  • 1960 - Spartacus. (198 minutes PG-13) Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons. Summary: The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (Based on the 1951/288 paged Howard Fast historical novel.) (Adventure, Biography, Drama)

  • 1961 - I'm All Right, Jack. (Based on an Alan Hackney novel.)

  • 1960 - Inherit the Wind. (127 minutes) Director: Stanley Kramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Frederic March, Gene Kelly, Donna Anderson. Summary: In 1925, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan spar in court when a biology teacher from Tennessee (Scopes) is placed on trial for teaching about the theory of evolution in his classroom at Hillsboro High School. (Based on the 1955/144 paged Jerome Laurence and Robert E. Lee play.) (Drama)

  • 1960 - It Started in Naples. (100 minutes) Director: Melville Shavelson. Cast: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica. Summary: In Naples, Italy, a Philadelphia attorney tries to get custody of his Italian nephew. [ITALY] (Romance/Comedy)

  • 1960 - Key Witness. (82 minutes) Director: Phil Karlson. Cast: Jeffrey Hunter, Dennis Hopper, Pat Crowley, Johnny Nash, Corey Allen. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (Drama/Mystery)

  • 1960 - Magnificent Seven. (128 minutes) Director: John Sturges. Cast: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, Horst Buchholz. Summary: A group of American gunfighters come to the aid of the farmers of a Mexican village beings bothered by bandits. (Based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 "The Seven Samurai".)(Drama/Western)

  • 1960 - Midnight Lace. (100 minutes) Director: David Miller. Cast: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy, Roddy McDowall, Herbert Marshall, Natasha Perry. Summary: An American married to a successful businessman and living in London finds her life in danger when she receives threatening telephone calls . . but will anybody believer her? [ENGLAND] (Drama film/Mystery)

  • 1960 - Never on Sunday. (Based on the work of Jules Dassin.)

  • 1960 - North to Alaska. (120 minutes) Director: Henry Hathaway. Cast: John Wayne, Steward Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Capucine. Theme: Two partners strike it rich in the 1890s goldfields of Nome, Alaska, and one of them returns to Seattle for supplies and to pick up his partner's fiancee. When she is married, he finds a prostitute in a brothel and makes her an offer for her to marry his partner. (Drama/Western)

  • 1960 - Our Man in Havana. (Based on the Graham Greene work.) (Drama)

  • 1960 - Sink the Bismarck. (97 minutes) Director: Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter. Summary: The English Royal Navy must destroy the German floating fortress, the Bismarck, the most powerful battleship in the world. [GERMANY] (Drama film/Action)

  • 1960 - Sons and Lovers. (Based on a D.H. Lawrence work.)

  • 1960 - The Steamroller and the Violin. (43 minutes) Director: Andrei Tarkovsky. Summary: The friendship between a young violinist boy and a macho driver of a steamroller in Russia. [RUSSIA] (Drama/Short film)

  • 1960 - Strangers When We Meet. (117 minutes) Director: Richard Quine. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Barbara Rush, Ernie Kovacs. Summary: Unhappily married Larry Coe, a gifted architect, falls in love with his beautiful neighbor Maggie, whose marriage is also on the rocks. Will their passion end when Coe moves his family to Hawaii, working for a building commission? [HAWAII] (Based on the 1952/320 paged Jon Cleary novel.)

  • 1960 - Studs Lonigan.

  • 1960 - The Sundowners. (113 minutes) Director: Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns, Dina Merrill, Chips Rafferty. Summary: Australian sheepherders in the 1920s. [AUSTRALIA] (Drama/Action/Adventure)

  • 1960 - Sunrise at Campobello. (143 minutes) Director: Vincent J. Donehue. Cast: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Alan Bunce, Hume Cronyn. Summary: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal fight against polio and his public political activites. [NEW BRUNSWICK] (Based on the 1958/109 paged Sunrise at Campobello by Dore Schary.) (Drama/Biography) (Biopic)

  • 1960 - Swiss Family Robinson. (128 minutes) Director: Ken Annakin. Cast: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Tommy Kirk, Sessue Hayakawa. Summary: A family is shipwrecked on a lush South Seas island. [Based on the 1812/50 paged Johann Wyss novel.] [PACIFIC OCEAN] (Drama/Adventure/Costume drama)

  • 1960 - The Time Machine. (Based on the H.G. Wells novel.)

  • 1960 - A Touch of Larceny. (Based on "The Megstone Plot" by Andrew Garve.)

  • 1960 - Tunes of Glory. (Based on a James Kennaway work.)

  • 1960 - Two Way Stretch. (87 minutes) Director: Robert Day. Cast: Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Wilfrid Hyde White, Bernard Cribbins, David Lodge. Summary: A group of thieves plan a robbery from their prison cells, plan to execute the plan, and to return to their cells as their alibi. [ENGLAND] (Caper story/Heist film)

  • 1960 - Two Women. (99 minutes) Director: Vittorio De Sica. Cast: Sophia Loren, Eleanora Brown, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone. Summary: A widow with her 13-year old daughter leaves war-ridden Rome to return to her village. [ITALY] (Drama/War)

  • 1960 - Village of the Damned. (Based on the John Wyndham work, "The Midwich Cuckoos.")

  • 1960 - Wake Me When It's Over. Cast: Dick Shawn, Ernie Kovacs, Jack Warden. Summary: A mistakenly drafted man opens a hotel on a Pacific island during World War II. (Drama/Comedy/Satire)

  • 1960 - Where the Boys Are. (99 minutes) Director: Henry Levin. Cast: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Paula Prentiss, Jim Hutton, Yvette Mimieux, Connie Francis. Summary: The college students' annual spring break/Easter pilgrimage to Fort Lauderdale, Florida seeking instant gratification through sex and fun. [FLORIDA]

  • 1961 - Breakfast At Tiffany's. (115 minutes) Director: Blake Edwards. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Mickey Rooney, Martin Balsam. Summary: Unfolding of the life of a combination sophisticated and childish country girl woman in New York. (Based on the 1958/179 paged Truman Capote work.)[NEW YORK] (Drama)

  • 1961 - El Cid. (184 minutes) Director: Anthony Mann. Cast: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Hurd Hatfield. Summary: Adventures of the medieval Spanish hero. [SPAIN](Based on a Cervantes story.) (Drama/Action)

  • 1961 - The Guns of Navarone. (145 minutes) Director: J. Lee Thompson. Cast: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn. Summary: A multi-national team is assigned to destroy German guns blocking the Allied passage to the Aegean Sea. [GERMANY] (Drama/Action)

  • 1961 - The Hustler. (Based on a Walter Tevis novel.)

  • 1961 - Judgment at Nurenberg. (178 minutes) Director: Stanley Kramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Maxmillan Schell, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Montgomery Clift, Judy Garland. Summary: A judge in the Nurenberg Trials after World War II must decide how blameful the citizens who followed orders were to be. [GERMANY] (Drama/Political Drama)

  • 1961 - A Majority of One. (156 minutes) Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue, Mae Questel. Summary: Romance between a middle-aged Jewish Brooklyn widow whose sone was killed by the Japanese during World War II and a Japanese man whose family perished in the war on a boat trip to Japan as a major trade agreement is being negotiated. [NEW YORK CITY; JAPAN] (Based on the 1959/142 paged Leonard Spigelgass work.) (Romance, Comedy, Drama)

  • 1961 - The Misfits. (Based on the 1961/134 paged Arthur Miller work originally published in Esquire.)(Drama/Western)

  • 1961 - Misty. (minutes) Director: James B. Clark. Cast: David Ladd, Arthur O'Connell.

  • 1961 - One-Eyed Jacks. (Based on "The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones" by Charles Neider.) (Drama)

  • 1961 - Parent Trap. (124 minutes) Director: David Swift. Cast: Hayley Mills, Brian Keith, Maureen O'Hara, Joanna Barnes. Summary: Twin sisters separated as toddlers when their parents divorced with one sister growing up in California with her father and the other growing up in Boston with her mother, meet at summer camp, realize they are sisters, switch places to meet the other parent, and try to get their parents to reunite. [see: 1998 version]

  • 1961 - Paris Blues. (98 minutes) Director: Cast: Paul Newuman, Sidney Poitier, Joanne Woodward, Diahann Carroll. Summary: Two American women vacationing in Paris meet two American professional musicians living in Paris, fall in love, and plan their future lives. [FRANCE] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1961 - The Pleasure of His Company. (115 minutes) Director: George Seaton. Cast: Fred Astaire, Debbie Reynolds, Lilli Palmer, Tab Hunter, Gary Merrill. Summary: A globe-trotting father returns to San Francisco after a fifteen-year absence when he learns that his daughter is planning to marry. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1961 - Pocketful of Miracles. (136 minutes) Director: Frank Capra. Cast: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange, Thomas Mitchell, Ann-Margret. Summary: Impersonation of a society person to impress her daughter's fiance and his family. [see: 1933 version] [NEW YORK]

  • 1961 - Raisin in the Sun. (128 minutes B&W) Director: Daniel Petrie. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, John Fiedler, Lou Gossett, Jr. Summary: A black family tries to escape from their crowded apartment life by moving to a house in an all-white neighborhood. (Based on the 1951/130 paged Lorraine Hansberry play.) [see: 1988 version] [NEW YORK] (Drama)

  • 1961 - The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. (Based on the Tennessee Williams work.)

  • 1961 - Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. (Based on an Alan Sillitoe work.)

  • 1961 - The Second Time Around. (99 minutes)Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Andy Griffin, Juliet Prowse, Steve Forrest, Thelma Ritter, Ken Scott. Summary: An attractive widow becomes sheriff of a wild Arizona town in 1912. (Comedy, Western)

  • 1961 - Splendor in the Grass. (Based on a William Inge work.)

  • 1961 - The Story of Will Rogers. (60 minutes) Cast: Bob Hope, narrator. Summary: life for comic Will Rogers.

  • 1961 - Summer and Smoke. (Based on a Tennessee Williams work.)

  • 1961 - Two Rode Together. (Based on Will Cook's "Commanche Captive.")

  • 1961 - West Side Story. (151 minutes) Director: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins. Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn. Summary: A 1950s New York Romeo and Juliet story featuring members of a rival white and Puerto Rican gang. [NEW YORK] (Based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet.") (A musical, Crime, Drama)

  • 1961 - Whistle Down the Wind. (Based on a Mary Haley Bell novel.)

  • 1961 - The Young Savages. (Based on Evan Hunter's "A Matter of Conviction".)

  • 1962 - Advise and Consent. (139 minutes) Cast: Henry Fonda. (Based on the 1959/616 paged Allen Drury novel.)

  • 1962 - All Fall Down. (Based on a James Leo Herlihy novel.)

  • 1962 - Birdman of Alcatraz. (147 minutes) Director: John Frankenheimer. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter. [Story of Robert Stroud, the world-renowned authority on birds]

  • 1962 - Damn the Defiant. (H.M.S. Defiant) (101 minutes) Director: Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Anthony Quayle. Summary: During Napoleonic times, the commanding officer of a British warship has friction with his second officer. [MEDITERRANEAN SEA; ENGLAND; FRANCE] (Drama/Adventure)

  • 1962 - Days of Wine and Roses. (117 minutes B&W) Director: Blake Edwards. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman, Alan Hewitt. Summary: Joe Clay is a rising young public relations executive when he meets Kirsten Arnesen, a pretty secretary, at a business party. Joe and Kirsten are both ambitious, and they are on the road to success when they fall in love and marry. Soon after, however, Joe coaxes Kirsten to begin drinking with him on a regular basis. Eventually, they are both dependent on alcohol. Their marriage deteriorates, and their lives spiral into disaster. (Based on the 1958 Playhouse 90 teleplay by JP Miller.) [CALIFORNIA] (Drama film)

  • 1962 - Flower Drum Song. (131 minutes) Director: Henry Koster. Cast: Jack Soo, Nancy Kwan, Benson Fong, Miyoshi Umeki, Juanita Hall, James Shigeta. [SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA] (Rogers and Hammerstein)

  • 1962 - Hatari. (159 minutes) Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons, Hardy Kruger. Summary: Hunters in Africa supply animals for zoos mixing action, romance, and comedy. [AFRICA] (Drama/Action/Romance)

  • 1962 - How the West Was Won. (165 minutes) MGM - Director: John Ford ("The Civil War"); George Marshall ("The Railroad"); Henry Hathaway ("The Rivers" "The Plains" "The Outlaws"). Screenplay: James R. Webb. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Walter Brennan. (Drama/Western)

  • 1962 - Lawrence of Arabia. Director: David Lean. Cast: Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole. Summary: Story of T. E. Lawrence, who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I. [ARABIAN PENINSULA] (Drama film/History)

  • 1962 - Lolita. (Based on a Nabokov novel.)

  • 1962 - Lonely Are the Brave. Director: David Miller. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Gena Rowlands. Summary: A New Mexico cowboy attempts to escape from jail on horseback. [NEW MEXICO]

  • 1962 - Long Day's Journey Into Night. (Based on a Eugene O'Neill play.)

  • 1962 - The Manchurian Candidate. (129 minutes PG-13) Director: John Frankenheimer. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory. Summary: A U. S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is brought to Manchuria in 1951 for three days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis-induced conditioning that transforms the men into human time bombs. [Based on the 1959/358 paged Richard Condon political thriller novel.] [MANCHURIA] (Drama/Thriller)

  • 1962 - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. (123 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Ken Murray. Summary: The film is a flashback with Senator Stoddard and his wife, Hallie, arriving to attend a funeral. They tell of how "frontier justice" ruled their wild, wild Western town of Shinbone, Arizona, until this idealistic Eastern lawyer, Ransom Stoddard, arrived, got beaten by Liberty Valence, and decided to civilize Shinbone. With the help of a cowboy named Tom Doniphon and a local woman, Hallie, who works in the restaurant, Stoddard faces Valence. Did this man who became known as "the man who shot Liberty Valence" become an important political figure claim so truthfully?[ARIZONA]

  • 1962 - Merrill's Mauraders. (99 minutes) Director: Samuel Fuller. Cast: Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Peter Brown, Will Hutchins. Summary: Merrill's Maurauders, an outfit of war-hardened veterans, battle the enemy in Burma. [BURMA] (Drama/War)

  • 1962 - Miracle Worker. (107 minutes) Director: Arthur Penn. Cast: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke. Summary: The Keller family hires Annie Sullivan, a strong-willed but compassionate Boston teacher, to communicate with their untamed, deaf, blind, and mute daughter, Helen. (Based on the William Gibson play.) (Drama)

  • 1962 - Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation. (116 minutes) Director: Henry Koster. Cast: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Marie Wilson, Fabian, John Saxon. Summary: A Missouri banker bonds with his children and grandchildren during a week long family vacation at a beach house near San Francisco when his two married daughters, their husbands and children along his wife and two teenage children who live at home meet the challenges of living together in a house with poor plumbing. [CALIFORNIA; MISSOURI]

  • 1962 - The Music Man. (151 minutes) Director: Morton Da Costa. Cast: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Ron Howard, Buddy Hackett. Summary: A smooth-talking salesman, Harold Hill, persuades the parents of River City, Iowa youngsters into buying band instruments and uniforms. Theme: Spirit of America [IOWA] (Based on Meredith Willson's "The Music Man.")(Comedy, Musical, Romance)

  • 1962 - No Man Is An Island. (114 minutes) Director: John Monks, Jr. and Richard Goldstone. Cast: Jeffrey Hunter, Marshall Thompson, Barbara Perez. Summary; True story of George Tweed, the only American serviceman on Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of World War II. [GUAM; JAPAN] (Drama/War)

  • 1962 - Pressure Point. (91 minutes) Director: Hubert Cornfield. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk. Summary: A black psychiatrist during World War II is assigned to evaluate a bigoted prisoner jailed for sedition as a member of the American Nazi party. [GERMANY] (Drama/Psychological Drama)

  • 1962 - Ride the High Country. (94 minutes) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Director: Sam Peckinpah. Screenplay: N. B. Stone, Jr. Cast: Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley, Ron Star, Warren Oates. (Drama/Western)

  • 1962 - Sweet Bird of Youth. (Based on the Tennessee Williams work.)

  • 1962 - To Kill A Mockingbird. (129 minutes) Director: Robert Mulligan. Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford. Summary: A small-town southern lawyer in Maycomb, Alabama, defends a black man accused of rape. (Based on the 1960/118 paged Harper Lee novel.) [ALABAMA] (Drama, Mystery)

  • 1962 - The Trial. (Based on the Franz Kafka's work.)

  • 1962 - Two Weeks in Another Town. (Based on an Irwin Shaw novel.)

  • 1962 - The War Lover. (105 minutes) Director: Philip Leacock. Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field. Summary: A brave air force pilot stationed in England during World War II achieves many heroic missions but his rebellious attitude alienates people. [Based on a John Hersey 1959 novel] [ENGLAND] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1962 - Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?. (132 minutes) Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono. Summary: In Los Angeles, an aging child star living with her sister tortures her.

  • 1963 - All the Way Home. (Based on Ted Mosel, James Agee story "Death in the Family")

  • 1963 - Beach Party. (104 minutes) Director: William Asher. Cast: Bob Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck. Summary: Summer along the Malibu shoreline finds an anthropologist observing the quaint social rituals of a group of teenagers and the local motorcycle gang. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1963 - The Birds. (120 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright. Summary: Why are more and more birds gathering and attacking people? [Based on a Daphne du Maurier story]

  • 1963 - Charade. (114 minutes) Director: Stanley Donen. Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy. Summary: Comedy-mystery involving a widow in Paris seeking a fortune left by her husband while being trailed by her husband's colleagues. [FRANCE] (Thriller/Romance/Drama)

  • 1963 - Cleopatra. (248 minutes G) Director: Joseph Mankiewicz. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Hume Cronyn, Martin Landau. Summary: Egypt's queen. [EGYPT] (Romance/History/Drama)

    LI>1963 - Diamond Head. (107 minutes) Director: Guy Green Cast: Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, George Chakiris, France Nuyen, James Darren. Summary: A Hawaiian plantation boss almost ruins his family as we study a mixed-blood romance between a Caucasian and a Hawaiian. [HAWAII]

  • 1963 - Donovan's Reef. (109 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden, Dorothy Lamour. Summary: A Boston girl visits her father and meets three old drinking seafaring buddies attempting to impress her. [SOUTH PACIFIC] (Drama/Action/Romance)

  • 1963 - The Great Escape. (172 minutes) Director: John Sturges. Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn. Summary: Known troublemakers in a 1942 high-security German prisoner-of-war camp are determined to escape. (Based upon the 1950/288 paged Paul Brickhill novel.) [POLAND] (Thriller, Drama)

  • 1963 - The Haunting. (Based on the Shirley Jackson novel, "The Haunting of Hill House.")

  • 1963 - How the West Was Won. (155 minutes) Filmed in Cinerama with segments directed by Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, John Ford. Cast: Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, John Wayne, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan, Karl Malden, Richard Widmark, Robert Preston, George Peppard, Carolyn Jones, Carroll Baker. Summary: Civilization moves westward along the Erie Canal; across the plains; building the railroads; creating settlements in the West under law and order. [New York; Ohio; California; Missouri; Arizona, Texas]

  • 1963 - Hud. (112 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon de Wilde. Summary: The son of a Texas rancher drunkenly pursues the housekeeper. [Based on the Larry McGurty novel, "Horseman, Pass By"] (Drama/Western)

  • 1963 - Johnny Shiloh. (90 minutes) Director: James Neilson. Cast: Brian Keith, Kevin Corcoran, Darryl Hickman. Summary: After his parents are killed during the Civil War, young Johnny Shiloh joins up with a group of soldiers.

  • 1963 - Lilies of the Field. (95 minutes) Cast: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala. Theme: A free-spirited ex G.I. stumbles upon five refugee nuns in Arizona and helps them build a chapel. (Based on the 1962/92 paged William E. Barrett novel) (Drama, Comedy) (1964 - Sidney Poitier Best Actor)

  • 1963 - The List of Adrian Messenger. (Based on a Philip MacDonald novel.)

  • 1963 - The Longest Day. (180 minutes) Director: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki. Cast: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Sean Connery, Robert Wagner. Summary: Re-creation of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France in June, 1944. (Based on the 1959 novel by Cornelius Ryan.) [FRANCE] (Action/History)

  • 1963 - McLintock!. (Drama/Western)

  • 1963 - Papa's Delicate Condition. (98 minutes) Director: George Marshall. Cast: Jackie Gleason, Glynis Johns, Charlie Ruggles, Laurel Goodwin, Charles Lane, Elisha Cook, Jr., Juanita Moore, Murray Hamilton. Summary: A family in a small Texas town faces problems due to an alcoholic father.

  • 1963 - Spencer's Mountain. (118 minutes) Director: Delmar Daves. Cast: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur. Summary: A Wisconsin family wants their son to be the first in the family to go to college. [Based on the Earl Hamner Jr. 1962/247 paged Spencer's Mountain.] (Comedy-drama/Family Drama)

  • 1963 - The Stripper. (Based on "A Loss of Roses" by William Inge.)

  • 1963 - Sunday in New York. (105 minutes). Seven Arts. Director: Peter Tewksbury. Cast: Cliff Robertson, Jane Fonda, Rod Taylor, Robert Culp, Jim Backus. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1963 - The Ugly American. (Based on a novel by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick.)

  • 1964 - Black Like Me. (107 minutes) Director: Carl Lerner. Cast: James Whitmore, Roscoe Lee Browne, Will Geer, Sorrell Booke. Summary: A journalist from Shelby, Texas wants to know what happens when a white journalist takes skin pigment altering drugs and a sunlamp to make his skin darker and experiences living in the South as a black man.

  • 1964 - The Carpetbaggers. (Based on a Harold Robbins novel.)

  • 1964 - Cheyenne Autumn. (158 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo, James Stewart. Summary: Reverse Trail of Tears theme where the natives, not being able to adapt to the reservation with the broken promises of the U. S. government, attempt to travel from Oklahoma Indian Territory back to Wyoming though this meant breaking a treaty. [OKLAHOMA] (Drama/Western)

  • 1964 - The Cool World. (Based on a Warren Miller work.)

  • 1964 - Fail Safe. (113 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Dan O'Herlihy, Larry Hagman, Ed Binns, Fritz Weaver. Summary: The President tries to prevent World War III when a malfunctioning computer accidentally deploys bombs from jets equipped with fail-safe boxes that instruct pilots when and if to attack. All but one of the bombs set to destroy Moscow are stopped. (Based on the 1962/286 paged novel by Eugene Burdick) (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1964 - Father Goose. (116 minutes) Director: Ralph Nelson. Cast: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard. Summary: A sky observer for the Australian navy finds himself on an island in charge of six refugee schoolchildren and their headmistress during World War II. [AUSTRALIA] (Adventure Genre: WORLD WAR II COMBAT FILMS)(Drama/Romance/Adventure)

  • 1964 - A Fistful of Dollars. (Drama/Western)

  • 1964 - Island of the Blue Dolphins. (93 minutes) Director: James B. Clark. Cast: Celia Kaye, George Kennedy, Larry Domasin. Summary: A girl and her brother struggle to survive on an island off California facing wild dogs and befriending one of them.

  • 1964 - Lilith. (Based on a J.P. Salamanca novel.)

  • 1964 - Marnie. (Based on a Winston Graeme novel.)

  • 1964 - Mary Poppins. (140 minutes) Director: Robert Stevenson. Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Ed Wynn, Hermione Baddeley. Summary: An English nanny believes that "a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down." (Based on the P.L. Travers books.) [ENGLAND] (Fantasy/Musical)

  • 1964 - My Fair Lady. (170 minutes) Director: George Cukor. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfred Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper. Summary: In the years before World War I, a phonetics teacher, Professor Higgins, brags to his friend that in three months he can have a Cockney flower seller, Liza Doolittle, speaking faultless English and be able to pass her off as royalty [ENGLAND] (Drama/Comedy Music)

  • 1964 - The Night of the Iguana. (Based on the Tennessee Williams work.)

  • 1964 - Nothing But A Man. (92 minutes) Director: Michael Roemer. Cast: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Gloria Foster, Yaphet Kotto. Summary: Amidst the racial pressures of 1964 Alabama, a black section hand on the railroad falls in love with a black preacher's daughter who is a teacher but whose family looks down on his class.

  • 1964 - The Pawnbroker. (116 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Rod Steiger. Summary: A Jewish Holocaust survivor lives in 1960s Brooklyn, operates a pawnshop in Harlem, and faces his deadened emotions. [NEW YORK]

  • 1964 - Send Me No Flowers. Cast: Doris Day, Rock Hudson. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1964 - The 7th Dawn. (123 minutes) Director: Lewis Gilbert. Cast: William Holden, Susannah York, Capucine, Tetsuro Tamba. Summary: An American ex-soldier and an Englishwoman try to save a Malayan woman accused of terrorism during a Communist insurrection in 1953. [Based on "The Durian Tree" a Michael Keon 1960 novel] [MALAYA] (Drama/Action)

  • 1964 - The Train. (133 minutes) Director: John Frankenheimer. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Michael Simon, Suzanne Flon, Wolfgang Preiss, Richard Munich. Summary: World War II thriller about a French railway inspector in the resistance to prevent the Nazis from trying to steal a trainload of France's most treasured paintings. [FRANCE] (Thriller/Action/Drama)

  • 1964 - The Unsinkable Molly Brown. (135 minutes) Director: Charles Walters. Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell. Summary: A poor, uneducated mountain girl (Margaret Brown) leaves her cabin in search of respect, a wealthy husband, and a better life. (Based on a 1960 Broadway musical by Richard Morris.) (Romance, Biography, Music) (Biopic)

  • 1964 - Where Love Has Gone. (114 minutes) Director: Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Susan Hayward, Bette Davis, Michael Connors, Joey Heatherton, Jane Greer. Summary: A California sculptress', Valeria Hayden, life has been formed by her domineering, wealthy mother leaving her love-starved daughter accused of murdering her gigolo lover. Danny's biological architect father comes to the aid of this dysfunctional family. (Based on Harold Robbins' novel.) [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1964 - Zorba the Greek. (Based on Nikoskazantzakis' novel.)

  • 1964 - Zulu. (139 minutes). Director: Cy Enfield. Cast: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Michael Caine. Summary: 1879 Battle of Rorke Drift (Epic war film, Drama, History, War)

  • 1965 - The Agony and the Ecstasy. (Based on an Irving Stone novel.)

  • 1965 - Cat Ballou. (Based on a Roy Chanslor work.) (Drama/Western, Comedy)

  • 1965 - The Collector. (Based on a John Fowles novel.)

  • 1965 - Dr. Zhivago. (176 minutes) Director: David Lean. Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay. Summary: A Russian doctor's life is altered by the 1918 Russian Revolution upheaval. (Based on the Boris Pasternak novel.) [RUSSIA] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1965 - Flight of the Phoenix. (143 minutes) Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine, Hardy Kruger, George Kennedy, Dan Duryea. Summary: Story of a plane crash in the Sahara desert and how the survivors attempted to stay alive with a lack of food and water, rebuild the plane, and get out of there. [SAHARA DESERT] (Drama/Disaster film)

  • 1965 - The Graduate. (105 minutes) Director: Mike Nichols. Cast: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross. Summary: A young college-aged man, uncertain of his future, is seduced by the mother of a woman he falls in love with.

  • 1965 - The Great Race. (160 minutes) Director: Blake Edwards. Cast: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, Natalie Wood. Summary: An automobile race across three continents as a bet. (Sport, Action, Comedy)

  • 1965 - The Hallelujah Trail. (167 minutes) Director: John Sturges. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Jim Hutton, Lee Remick, Martin Landau.

  • 1965 - The Hill. (122 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Michael Redgrave, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis, Jack Watson, Ian Hendry. Summary: Psychological and mental agony faced by a group of British military prisoners at the hands of a drill sergeant. (Drama/War)

  • 1965 - Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte. (133 minutes) Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Cecil Kellaway, Mary Astor, Bruce Dern. Summary: Is the daughter of a Louisiana landowner mad? [LOUISIANA]

  • 1965 - In Harm's Way. (167 minutes) Director: Otto Preminger. Cast: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Paula Prentiss, Henry Fonda, Tom Tryon, Brandon de Wilde, Dana Andrews. Summary: The United States Navy combats the Japanese during World War II. [HAWAII]

  • 1965 - The Ipcress File. (Based on a Len Deighton novel.)

  • 1965 - John Goldfarb, Please Come Home. (96 minutes) Music: John Williams. Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Richard Crenna. Summary: An American U-2 pilot lands in an Arab country ruled by a king who wants a football team that will beat Notre Dame. (Drama/Comedy)

  • 1965 - King Rat. (134 minutes) Director: Bryan Forbes. Cast: George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox, John Mills, Denholm Elliott. Summary: Survival in a World War II Japanese prison camp. [JAPAN] (Drama/Historical period)

  • 1965 - The Loved One. (Based on the Evelyn Waugh 1947 novel.)

    LI>1965 - Major Dundee. (122 minutes) Director: Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Charlton Hester, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn. Summary: A group of Confederate prisoners volunteer to go into Mexico and track down a group of rampaging Apache Indians.

  • 1965 - Nevada Smith. (135 minutes) Director: Henry Hathaway. Cast: Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Arthur Kennedy, Suzanne Pleshette, Martin Landau. [Based on Harold Robbins' "The Carpetbaggers"]

  • 1965 - Operation Crossbow. (116 minutes PG-13) Director: Michael Anderson. Cast: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard. Summary: A small band of commandos during World War II attempt to destroy a Nazi secret missile stronghold. (Action/Action Adventure/Drama)

  • 1965 - The Pawnbroker. (Based on the Edward Lewis Wallant novel.) (Drama)

  • 1965 - The Prisoner. (91 minutes) Director: Peter Glenville. Cast: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Wilfrid Lawson. Summary: A cardinal, held as a political prisoner in a communist country, is interrogated and brainwashed. (War)

  • 1965 - The Sandpiper. (116 minutes) Director: Vincente Minnelli. Cast: A free-spirited artist, unmarried and raising her son alone in an ocean-view cabin in Monterey, California, becomes involved with a minister, headmaster of a private school. Both are irresistibly drawn to each other, but the affair could cost him his career and his loyal wife. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1965 - Shenandoah. (105 minutes) Director: Andrew V. McLaglen. Cast: James Stewart, Katharine Ross, Doug McClure, Patrick Wayne. Summary: The father of a family tries to stay neutral and keep his family from the Civil War. (Drama, War, Western)

  • 1965 - Ship of Fools. (Based on the Katherine Anne Porter work.) (Drama)

  • 1965 - The Sound of Music. (172 minutes G) Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker. Summary: Maria does not fit in at the convent and becomes the governess of the large Baron Von Trapp family, later marrying the baron. They leave Austria during the Nazi invasion. [AUSTRIA] (Drama film, Romance, Biography, Family)

  • 1965 - Thunderball. (Based on an Ian Fleming novel.) (Drama)

  • 1965 - The Trouble with Angels. (112 minutes PG) Director: Ida Lupino. Cast: Hayley Mills, June Harding, Rosalind Russell. Summary: Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters. (Based on Jane Trahey's 1962 "Life with Mother Superior.)(Religious film, Comedy)

  • 1965 - Von Ryan's Express. (117 minutes) Director: Mark Robson. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Edward Mulhare, James Brolin, Luther Adler. Summary: Escape from a World War II prisoner of war camp aboard a German train and safety in Switzerland. [GERMANY/SWITZERLAND] (Drama film/Action)

  • 1966 - Alfie. (Based on a Bill Naughton novel.)

  • 1966 - The Appaloosa. (Based on a Robert MacLeod work.)

  • 1966 - The Battle of Algiers. Summary: 1950s Algierian fight for independence from France. (Drama, Historical period drama)

  • 1966 - The Blue Max. (156 minutes) Director: John Guillermin. Cast: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp. Summary: The war as seen through the eyes of Kaiser Wilhelm II, ace pilots, superior officers. [GERMANY] (Drama/Adventure)

  • 1966 - Born Free. (95 minutes PG) (Based on the work of Joy Adamson.)(Adventure, Drama)

  • 1966 - Cast a Giant Shadow. (Based on a Ted Beckman novel.)

  • 1966 - The Chase. (135 minutes) Director: Arthur Penn. Cast: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando, Angie Dickinson, Janice Rule, James Fox, Robert Duvall, E. G. Marshall, Miriam Hopkins, Martha Hyer. Summary: A prison escapee returns to his Texas town.

  • 1966 - Fantastic Voyage. (Based on an Isaac Asimov work.)

  • 1966 - Gambit. (108 minutes) Director: Ronald Neame. Cast: Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Herbert Lom. Summary: A couple attempt to steal a valuable art treasure in Hong Kong. [HONG KONG] (Thriller/Crime/Drama)

  • 1966 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. (161 minutes) Director: Sergio Leone. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffre. Summary: During the American Civil War, three greedy men seek hidden loot without regard for anything or anybody. (Drama/Western)

  • 1966 - The Group. (Based on a Mary McCarthy novel.)

  • 1966 - Harper. Cast: Paul Newman. (Based on Ross Macdonald's "The Moving Target").

  • 1966 - Hawaii. Director: George Roy Hill. Cast: Julie Andrews, Max Von Sydow, Richard Harris. Summary: Contact of the natives of 1820s Hawaii with Christian westerners and their cultures. [HAWAII]

  • 1966 - How To Steal A Million. (127 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Charles Boyer, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffin. Summary: A noted burglar and the daughter of an art forger rob a museum to save the honor of the forger.[FRANCE] (Crime film/Romance)

  • 1966 - Inside Daisy Clover. (Based on a Gavin Lambert novel.)

  • 1966 - Khartoum. (134 minutes) Director: Basil Dearden. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Charlton Heston, Ralph Richardson, Richard Johnson, Alexander Knox. Summary: British defeat in northern Africa by Arab tribesman around 1833. [KHARTOUM, AFRICA] (Drama/History)

  • 1966 - A Man for All Seasons. (120 minutes) Director: Fred Zinnermann. Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York. Summary: During the 16th century, Sir Thomas More refuses to help King Henry VII break with the Catholic church and form the Church of England. (Based on the Robert Bolt play.)[ENGLAND] (Drama film/History)

  • 1966 - Nevada Smith. (Based on a Harold Robbins novel.)

  • 1966 - The Oscar. (Based on the Richard Sale work.) (Drama)

  • 1966 - The Professionals. (Based on a Frank O'Rourke novel.) (Drama/Western)

  • 1966 - The Rare Breed. (108 minutes) Director: Andrew V. McLaglen. Cast: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills, Jack Elam, Ben Johnson. Summary: In 1884 Kansas City, Missouri, an Englishwoman with a new breed of short-horned cattle plans to introduce it to the Texas range. [MISSOURI/TEXAS]

  • 1966 - The Sand Pebbles. (179 minutes PG-13) Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Steve McQueen, Richard Crenna, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Mako, Gavin MacLeod, Simon Oakland. Summary: Efforts of a U. S. gunboat to stay neutral during China's 1926 upheaval. (Drama/Action)

  • 1966 - Seconds. (Based on a David Ely novel.)

  • 1966 - This Property Is Condemned. (109 minutes) Director: Sydney Pollard. Cast: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson. Summary: A southern girl casts a spell of romance of a stranger in town, there to lay off local railroaders, [Based on a Tennessee Williams novel.] [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1967 - Accident. (Based on a Nicholas Moseley novel.)

  • 1967 - Ballad of Josie. (102 minutes) Director: Andrew V. McLaglen. Cast: Doris Day, Peter Graves, George Kennedy, Andy Devine, David Hartman. Summary: A recently widowed woman in the Cheyenne, Wyoming area brings sheep to cattle country in order to be able to support her young son.

  • 1967 - Barefoot in the Park. (105 minutes G) Director: Gene Saks. Cast: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick, Herb Edelman. Summary: Newly weds adjust their married life to living in a small apartment in a walk-up building in New York City with an unconventional neighbor. [NEW YORK] (Based on the 1964/143 paged Neil Simon play.)(Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS) (Romance, Comedy)

  • 1967 - Bonnie and Clyde. (111 minutes) Warner Brothers - Director: Arthur Penn. Screenplay: David Newman and Robert Benton. Cast: Warren Beatty, Fate Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Dub Taylor, Denver Pyle, Evans Evans, Gene Wilder. (Drama, Adventure, Gangster Film)

    Director: Arthur Penn: The Miracle Worker (1962); The Chase (1966); Bonnie and Clyde (1967); Alice's Restaurant (1969); Little Big Man (1970)

  • 1967 - Camelot. (178 minutes) Director: Joshua Logan. Cast: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries. Summary: The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table with Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the fall of Camelot. [ENGLAND] (Fantasy, Comedy music)

  • 1967 - Caprice. Cast: Doris Day, Richard Harris. Summary: A cosmetics consultant involved in industrial espionage is bothered by a narcotics ring. [SWITZERLAND] (Comedy/Crime/Thriller)

  • 1967 - The Dirty Dozen. (150 minutes) Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Clint Walker, Robert Webber. Summary: During World War II, an army major selects 12 men convicted of violent crimes and offers them their freedom if they will complete a dangerous mission behind Nazi line. [Based on an E. M. Nathanson novel] (Drama film/Thriller)

  • 1967 - El Dorado. (Based on "The Stars in Their Courses" a Harry Joe Brown work.) (Drama/Western)

  • 1967 - The Graduate. Cast: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1967 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. (108 minutes) Director: Stanley Kramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton, Cecil Kellaway. Summary: Love story between a 37-year old, bright, dedicated research scientist and humanitarian, who happens to be black, and the San Francisco daughter of a well-established, idealistic, progressive parents. The prospective groom informs her parents that he will not marry their daughter without their approval. The groom's parents arrive from Los Angeles and are split on their opinion of whether their son should marry his new girlfriend. (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1967 - Hombre. (111 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Paul Newman, Frederic March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento. Summary: Story of a stagecoach filled with varied "respectable" and "disdained" people and beliefs traveling across Arizona including a man raised by Indians. (Western, Drama)

  • 1967 - The Honey Pot. (Based on Thomas Sterling's novel, "The Evid Day" and Frederick Knott's play, "Mr. Fox of Venice".)

  • 1967 - In Cold Blood. (133 minutes) Director: Richard Brooks Cast: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, Paul Stewart, John Forsyth, Jeff Corey. (Based on the 1967/343 ps. novel of Truman Capote.) (Drama, Adventure, Film Noir)

  • 1967 - In the Heat of the Night. (110 minutes) Director: Norman Jewison. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant. Summary: A Philadelphia detective and a rural southern sheriff collaborate reluctantly to solve a crime. (Based on the John Ball novel.)

  • 1967 - Poor Cow. (Based on the Nell Dunn novel.)

  • 1967 - Reflection in a Golden Eye. (Based on the 1941 Carson McCullers work.)

  • 1967 - Thoroughly Modern Millie. (138 minutes) Director: George Roy Hill. Cast: Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, James Fox, Beatrice Lillie, John Gavin, Pat Morita, Jack Soo. Summary: A view of the 1920s Jazz Age, burlesque, flappers, and choreographed expressions with characters native to Kansas who go to New York City. [KANSAS]

  • 1967 - To Sir With Love. (105 minutes) Director: James Clavell. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall, Lulu. Summary: The influence of a black teacher on his group of poverty-stricken teenagers in London's East Side. [ENGLAND] (Drama/Teen film)

  • 1967 - Tobruk. (110 minutes) Director: Arthur Hiller. Cast: Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Guy Stockwell, Nigel Green. Summary: During World War II, an expedition of Allied troops are deployed into the Sahara desert to destroy a Nazi fuel depot. [TOBRUK] (Drama/War)

  • 1967 - Ulysses. [Based on the James Joyce novel.] (Dublin, Ireland)

  • 1967 - Up the Down Staircase. (124 minutes) Director: Robert Mulligan. Cast: Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Jean Stapleton. Summary: A New York City high school teacher's experiences. [Based on a Bel Kaufman novel.] [NEW YORK]

  • 1967 - Wait Until Dark. (108 minutes) Director: Terence Young. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Jack Weston, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Summary: In New York City, a blind woman is terrorized in her apartment by criminals searching for a heroin-stuffed doll given to her photographer husband by a woman on a return flight to the United States from Canada. [NEW YORK] (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER) (Horror, Thriller)

  • 1967 - The Whisperers. (Based on a Robert Nicolson novel.)

  • 1968 - The Alphabet Murders. (Based on an Agatha Christie work.)

  • 1968 - Bandolero. (106 minutes) Director: Andrew V. McLaglen. Cast: James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch, Will Geer, George Kennedy, Andrew Pine. Summary: Outlaw brothers escape from Texas into Mexico with a woman hostage and a posse following them.

  • 1968 - Bliss of Mrs. Blossom. (Based on an Alec Coppel play.)

  • 1968 - Bullitt. (Based on "Mute Witness" a Robert L. Pike work.)

  • 1968 - Bye Bye Braverman. (Based on Wallace Markfield's "To An Early Grave")

  • 1968 - Charly. (106 minutes PG) Director: Ralph Nelson. Cast: Cliff Robertson, Lilia Skala, Claire Bloom. Summary: An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius. (Based on a Daniel Keyes work.) (Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi)

  • 1968 - Coogan's Bluff. (100 minutes) Director: Don Siegal. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Susan Clark, Lee J. Cobb, Don Stroud. Summary: An Arizona deputy sheriff tracks down a fugitive in Manhattan, New York.

  • 1968 - The Detective. (Based on a Roderick Thorp work.)

  • 1968 - The Devil's Brigade. (130 minutes) Director: Andrew V. McLaglen. Cast: William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Michael Rennie, Dana Andrews, Claude Akins, Carroll O'Connor, Richard Jaeckel. Summary: Teaming of GI misfits and Canadian commandos raiding Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II. [NORWAY] (Drama/Action)

  • 1968 - The Fixer. (130 minutes) Director: John Frankenheimer. Cast: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith, Elizabeth Hartman, Ian Holm. Summary: Based on real happenings in Tsarist Russia, a Jewish man accused of murdering a Gentile child is imprisoned and pressured to take responsibility for the crime and to renounce his religion. [Based on a Bernard Malamud novel.] [RUSSIA] (Drama/Biography)

  • 1968 - The Fox. (Based on a D. H. Lawrence work.)

  • 1968 - Funny Girl. (149 minutes G) Director: Herbert Ross. Cast: Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Ben Vereen. Summary: Comedienne Fanny Brice's misfortunes after becoming a star and her second marriage to producer Billy Rose. [NEW YORK] (Jewish Experience) (Drama, Comedy, Music)

  • 1968 - The Lion in Winter. (134 minutes) Cast: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins. Summary: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. (Based on a James Goldman play.)(Biography, Drama, History)

  • 1968 - The Night They Raided Minsky's. (Based on the Rowland Barber work.)

  • 1968 - The Odd Couple. (106 minutes) Director: Gene Saks. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau. Summary: Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. (Based on the 1965 Neil Simon play.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1968 - Oliver. Summary: A musical (Based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.)

  • 1968 - Once Upon a Time in the West. (Drama/Western)

  • 1968 - Phedre. (Based on a Racine work.)

  • 1968 - Planet of the Apes. (Based on "Monkey Planet" by Pierre Boulle.)

  • 1968 - The Power. (Based on a Frank M. Robinson novel.)

  • 1968 - Pretty Poison. (Based on "She Let Him Continue" by Stephen Geller.)

  • 1968 - Rachel, Rachel. (101 minutes) Director: Paul Newman. Cast: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons. Summary: An Oregon spinster teacher begins to see the world beyond her involvement with her elderly mother's influence.

  • 1968 - The Sea Gull. (Based on the Anton Chekhov play.)

  • 1968 - Shalako.

  • 1968 - Shampoo. (112 minutes) Director: Hal Ashby. Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Goldie Hawn, Carrie Fisher. Summary: A Beverly Hills hairdresser enjoys relationships with women.

  • 1968 - The Thomas Crown Affair. (102 minutes) Director: Norman Jewison. Cast: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Biff McGuire. Summary: A self-made rich man robs a Boston bank with five collaborators who have never met him face-to-face. When a female lead investigator brought in to handle the case believes that he is the culprit, the two get into a bet where he will rob again and then meet her after the caper. [MASSACHUSETTS] (Drama, Romance)

  • 1968 - Up Tight. Summary: "The Informer" set in an African American community.

  • 1968 - Will Penny. (108 minutes) Director: Tom Gries. Cast: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors, Bruce Dern, Anthony Zerbe, Clifton James, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens. Summary: Follows the life of an illiterate cowboy working in the west in Texas, with friends visiting Kansas City, and a woman and her son attempting to reach her husband in California. [TEXAS; OREGON; KANSAS; MISSOURI; OHIO] (Drama/Western)

  • 1968 - Yours, Mine and Ours. (111 minutes) Director: Melville Shavelson. Cast: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Tom Bosley. Summary: In San Francisco, a Navy widow nurse with eight children falls in love with and marries a Navy widower with ten children and attempt to create one family.

  • 1969 - The Andromeda Strain. (Based on the Michael Crichton novel.)

  • 1969 - Anne of the Thousand Days. (146 minutes PG) Director: Charles Jarrott. Cast: Genevieve Bujold, Richard Burton, Anthony Quayle. Summary: Anne Boleyn is pressured to marry England's king, Henry VIII as his second wife, falls in love with him, bears him a child, Queen Elizabeth I, and then is beheaded due to intrigue at court. [ENGLAND] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1969 - Ballad of Cable Hogue. (122 minutes) Director: Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner, Slim Pickens. Theme: In the 1908 Arizona desert between two towns, Cable Hogue waits to get even with his two former partners who left him in the desert to die. He sells water to the people passing by. [ARIZONA]

  • 1969 - The Battle of Britain. (133 minutes G) Director: Guy Hamilton. Cast: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Curt Jurgens, Ian McShane, Kenneth More, Laurence Olivier. Summary: The British Royal Air Force saves England from invasion when it fights off the Luftwaffe at the beginning of the World War II. [ENGLAND] (Drama/Action)

  • 1969 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. (112 minutes PG) Director: George Roy Hill. Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross. Summary: Criminal adventures of Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Longabaugh in the United States and South America finally being tracked down in 1909 in Bolivia and killed. [UTAH; WYOMING; CHILE; BOLIVIA; PERU] (Crime film/Biography) (Drama/Western)

  • 1969 - Cactus Flower. (103 minutes) Director: Gene Saks. Cast: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston, Rick Lenz, Vito Scotti. Summary: A New York bachelor dentist dates a women under the pretense that he is a married father of three and meets confusion when he decides to marry her and lie away his original lie. (Based on an Abe Burrows play.) [NEW YORK CITY]

  • 1969 - Easy Rider. (94 minutes) Director: Dennis Hopper. Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson. Summary: Adventures of two drifters motorcycling across the USA. [LOUISIANA](Adventure, Drama)

  • 1969 - The Great Bank Robbery. (Based on a Frank O'Rourke work.)

  • 1969 - Hamlet. (Based on a Shakespeare work.) (Drama) (See 1948 best version)

  • 1969 - John and Mary. (Based on a Mervyn Jones novel.)

  • 1969 - The Learning Tree. [KANSAS]

  • 1969 - The Magnificent Seven. (129 minutes) United Artists - Director: John Sturges. Screenplay: William Roberts. Cast: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, Vladimir Sokoloff. (Drama/Western)

  • 1969 - Midnight Cowboy. (113 minutes) Director: John Schlesinger. Cast: Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Sylvia Miles, Barnard Hughes, Brenda Vaccaro. Summary: A Texas man and another man struggle to survive by hustling in New York City's 42nd Street area. (Based on the James Leo Herlihy work.)[NEW YORK] (Drama)

  • 1969 - Molly Maguires. (123 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar. Summary: In the 1870s, a Pinkerton detective sees first hand how a group of terrorist minters fight for better mining conditions.

  • 1969 - Mouse on the Mayflower. Voices: Ernie Ford, Eddie Albert. [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1969 - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. (Based on the Muriel Sparks novel.)

  • 1969 - The Reivers. (107 minutes) Director: Mark Rydell. Cast: Steve McQueen, Rupert Crosse. Summary: In 1905, young boy, with the help of his older friends "borrows" an automobile and heads for fun and adventure in Mississippi.[Based on a William Faulkner tale.] [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1969 - Ring of Bright Water. 107 minutes G) Meet: Graham Merrill. (Based on "Ring of Bright Water" by Gavin Maxwell. )(Drama, Family Drama)

  • 1969 - Riot. (Based on a Frank Elli book.)

  • 1969 - The Royal Hunt of the Sun. (Based on the John Nichols work.)

  • 1969 - The Sterile Cuckoo. (Based on a Peter Shaffer play.)

  • 1969 - Support Your Local Sheriff. (Drama/Western)

  • 1969 - Sweet Charity. (133 minutes) Director: Bob Fosse. Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis, Jr. Summary: A prostitute falls in love with a naive young man who is unaware of her profession. [NEW YORK] (Based on the Neil Simon work.)

  • 1969 - Take the Money and Run. (85 minutes) Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Lonny Chapman, Mark Gordon. Summary: A criminal bungles all his attempted crimes, is sentenced to 125 years in prison, and has botched experiences too. [NEW YORK]

  • 1969 - Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here. (96 minutes) Director: Abraham Polonsky. Cast: Robert Redford, Robert Blake, Katharine Ross, Susan Clark. Summary: Story from a renegade Pauite Indian's point of view, of a sheriff pursuing him as he flees from arrest in 1909 California. (Based on "Willie Boy" by Harry Lawton.)

  • 1969 - That Cold Day in the Park. (Based on a Richard Miles work.)

  • 1969 - They Shoot Horses, Don't They. (Based on the 1935 Horace McCoy novel.)

  • 1969 - Three in the Attic. (Based on Paxton Quigley's novel, "Paxton Quigley's Had the Course".)

  • 1969 - Topaz. (143 minutes) Director: Dave Tatsuno. (Based on the Leon Uris novel.) (Thriller, Drama)

  • 1969 - True Grit. (Based on the 1968/215 paged Charles Portis novel.)(Drama/Western)

  • 1969 - Two Mules for Sister Sara. (116 minutes) Director: Don Siegel. Writers: Budd Boetticher (story), Albert Maltz (screenplay) Cast: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine. (Drama, Western)

  • 1969 - A Walk with Love and Death. (Based on a Hans Koningsberger novel.)(Drama/Western)

  • 1969 - The Wild Bunch. (145 minutes) Warner Brothers-Seven Arts - Director: Sam Peckinpah. Screenplay: Walon Green and Sam Peckinpah, from a story by Green and Roy N. Sickner. Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, Ben Johnson. (Drama/Western)

    Director: Howard Hawks: The Dawn Patrol (1930); Scarface (1932); Twentieth Century (1934); Barbary Coast (1935); Bringing Up Baby (1938); His Girl Friday (1940); To Have and Have Not (1944); The Big Sleep (1946); Red River (1948); Monkey Business (1952); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953); Rio Bravo (1958); Hatari (1962); Man's Favourite Sport (1964); El Dorado (1966)

  • 1969 - Winning. (123 minutes) Director: James Goldstone. Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas. Summary: A race car driver cares more about winning than being involved with his family. [INDIANA]


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  • 1970 - Airport. (137 minutes) Universal - Director: George Seaton. Screenplay: Seaton from a 224 paged novel by Arthur Hailey. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, George Kennedy. (Drama/Adventure)

    Director: George Seaton: The Song of Bernadette (1943); Miracle on 34th Street (1947); The Country Girl (1954); Airport (1969)

  • 1970 - The Andersonville Trial. (150 minutes) Director: George C. Scott. Cast: Martin Sheen, William Shatner, Buddy Ebsen, Richard Basehart, Cameron Mitchell, Jack Cassidy. Summary: What really went on at the Confederate Andersonville prison during the Civil War? [GEORGIA]

  • 1970 - The Angel Levine. (106 minutes) Director: Jan Kadar. Cast: Zero Mostel, Harry Belafonte, Ida Kaminska, Milo O'Shea, Gloria Foster. Summary: An angel is sent to a down-and-out New York City Jewish tailor whose wife is near death and who does not believe he wants to live but who comes around to care for the well-being of the angel man. [NEW YORK]

  • 1970 - Anne of the Thousand Days. (Based on a Maxell Anderson novel.)

  • 1970 - Big Jake. (Drama/Western)

  • 1970 - Bloody Mama. (90 minutes) Director: Roger Corman. Cast: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Pat Hingle, Bruce Dern, Robert De Niro.

  • 1970 - Buttercup Chain. (Based on a Janice Elliott work.)

  • 1970 - Catch-22. (Based on a Joseph Heller novel.)

  • 1970 - End of the Road. (Based on a John Barth work.)

  • 1970 - Five Easy Pieces. (98 minutes R) Summary: A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest. (Drama, Road movie)

  • 1970 - The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. (Based on a Giorgio Bassani work.)

  • 1970 - Joe. (107 minutes) Director: John G. Avildsen. Cast: Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick, Susan Sarandon. Summary: In 1960s New York City during the Vietnam War, the generational gap including a white, factory worker bigot and the father of a drug culture daughter whose boyfriend he has killed. [NEW YORK]

  • 1970 - The Landlord. (Based on a Kristin Hunter work.)

  • 1970 - Lawman.(99 minutes) Director: Michael Winner. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Sheree North, Robert Duvall. Summary: In 1871 Texas, an uncompromising lawman single-handedly tracks a group of drunken ranch hands who unwittingly kill an old man in the lawman's town, determining to bring them back to justice. [TEXAS]

  • 1970 - Little Big Man. (150 minutes) National General/Cinema Center-Seven Arts - Director: Arthur Penn. Screenplay: Calder Willingham. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, Chief Dan George. (Based on a Thomas Berger novel.)(Drama/Western)

    Director: Arthur Penn: The Miracle Worker (1962); The Chase (1966); Bonnie and Clyde
    (1967); Alice's Restaurant (1969); Little Big Man (1970)]

  • 1970 - Love Story. (99 minutes) Director: Arthur Hiller. Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw, Ray Milland. Summary: A Harvard College hockey player and pre-law student from a wealthy family falls in love with and marries a music student who is the daughter of a working class person. [MASSACHUSETTS](Based on the 1970/131 paged Erich Segal novel.)(Drama, Romance)

  • 1970 - A Man Called Horse. (Drama/Western)

  • 1970 - M*A*S*H. (116 minutes) Director: Robert Altman. Cast: Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, Sally Kellerman, Tom Skerritt, Robert Duvall, Jo Ann Pflug, Gary Burghoff. Summary: War comedy of the 1970s Korea. (Based on "MASH: A Novel about Three Army Doctors" by Richard Hooker and W.C. Heinz 1968/219 ps.) [KOREA] (Drama film)

  • 1970 - The McKenzie Break. (106 minutes PG) Director: Lamont Johnson. Cast: Brian Keith, Helmlut Girem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson, Patrick O'Connell. Summary: Escape of Germans from a World War II P.O.W. camp in Scotland. [SCOTLAND] (Drama/Action/Adventure)

  • 1970 - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. (105 minutes) Director: Casper Wrede. Cast: Tom Courtenay, James Maxwell, Alfred Burke, Espen Skjonberg. Summary: A prisoner in a Siberian work camp. [SIBERIA] (Based on the novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. )(Drama)

  • 1970 - The Only Way. (86 minutes) Summary: A Jewish family try to escape from Denmark in October 1943 during the German occupation. (Drama, War)

  • 1970 - Outback. (Based on "Wake in Fright" by Kenneth Cook.) (Drama)

  • 1970 - The Owl and the Pussycat. (Based on the Bill Manhoff play.) (Drama)

  • 1970 - The Panic in Needle Park. (Based on the James Mills novel.)

  • 1970 - Patton. (171 minutes) Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden. Summary: Story of General Patton in World War II and his conflict between military brilliance and his inability to deal with the social and political aspects of the war with the War Department. (Drama film/History)

  • 1970 - Rio Lobo. (Drama/Western)

  • 1970 - The Strawberry Statement. (Based on a James Kunen novel.)

  • 1970 - Tora! Tora! Tora!. (144 minutes) Director: Richard Fleischer. Cast: Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, James Whitmore, Jason Robards. Summary: A collaborative effort of the U.S. and Japan to explain the events up to and including the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. [HAWAII]

  • 1970 - The Tropic of Cancer. (Based on the Henry Miller novel.)

  • 1970 - The Twelve Chairs. Director: Mel Brooks. Cast: Mel Brooks, Frank Langella, Dom DeLuise, Ron Moody. Summary: Where are the jewels stuffed into one of the twelve chairs of a mother-in-law in Russia? (Based on the 1927/395 paged novel by Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov.) [RUSSIA] (Adventure/Comedy)

  • 1970 - Two Mules for Sister Sara. (105 minutes) Director: Don Siegel. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine. Summary: A man and a nun work complete a job together. [comedy] [MEXICO] (Drama film/Action)

  • 1970 - Where's Poppa?. (84 minutes R) Director: Carl Reiner. Cast: George Segal, Ruth Gordon, Trish Van Devere. (Based on a Robert Klane work.) (Comedy, Satire)

  • 1971 - Alice's Restaurant. (111 minutes) Director: Arthur Penn. Cast: Arlo Guthrie, Pat Quinn, James Broderick, Michael McClanathan, Geoff Outlaw, Tina Chen. Summary: Experiences of the 1960s counterculture Stockbridge, Massachusetts. [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1971 - The Anderson Tapes. (Based on a Lawrence Sanders work.)

  • 1971 - The Andromeda Strain. (Based on a Michael Crichton novel.)

  • 1971 - Bananas. (82 minutes PG-13) Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser. Summary: A man gets involved in a Caribbean revolution. (Comedy/Satire)

  • 1971 - Brian's Song. (74 minutes) Director: Buzz Kulik. Cast: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Shelley Fabares. Summary: The competition between Chicago Bears' running back Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers which led to a friendship ending with Brian's death by cancer. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1971 - A Clockwork Orange. (Based on an Anthony Burgess novel.)

  • 1971 - Diamonds Are Forever. (Based on an Ian Fleming novel.)

  • 1971 - Dirty Harry. (102 minutes R) Director: Don Siegel. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino. Summary: A San Francisco detective metes out justice his own way.(Drama, Thriller)

  • 1971 - Doctors' Wives. (Based on a Frank Slaughter novel.)

  • 1971 - Duel. (91 minutes PG) Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Dennis Weaver. Summary: A mild mannered salesman driving cross-country is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. (Based on a Richard Matheson story.) (Drama, Thriller, Action)

  • 1971 - The French Connection. (104 minutes) Director: William Friedkin. Cast: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Eddie Egan, Sonny Grosso. Summary: A New York City narcotics cop and his partner investigate the heroin coming into the city from France. [NEW YORK] (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1971 - The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight. (Based on a Jimmy Breslin work.)

  • 1971 - Get Carter. (102 minutes R) Director: Mike Hodges. Cast: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne. (Based on Wolfgang Suschitsky's "Jack's Return Home") (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (Thriller/Crime)

    Director: Mike Hodges: Get Carter (1971); Terminal Man (1973)

  • 1971 - Hannie Caulder. (91 minutes PG) Director: Hal Ashby. Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort. Summary: Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (Drama, Comedy, Romance)

  • 1971 - Happy Birthday, Wanda June. (Based on the 1970 Kurt Vonnegut play.)

  • 1971 - Harold and Maude. (91 minutes PG) Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort. Summary: Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

  • 1971 - Hogan's Goat. (120 minutes) Director: Cast: Robert Foxworth, Faye Dunaway, Philip Bosco, Rue McClanahan. Summary: A man married to an Irish immigrant prepares to run for mayor of Brooklyn, New York. [NEW YORK]

  • 1971 - Homecoming: A Christmas Story. Director: Cast: Richard Thomas, Patricia Neal, Ellen Corby, Edgar Bergen.

  • 1971 - The Hospital. (Based on a Paddy Chayefsky work.)

  • 1971 - Kidnapped. (Based on a Robert Louis Stevenson novel.)

  • 1971 - Klute. (125 minutes) Director: Cast: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Roy Scheider, Rita Gam. Summary: A detective arriving in New York to investigate the disappearance of his friend meets a call girl and the two of them face a psychotic killer. [NEW YORK]

  • 1971 - Kotch. (116 minutes PG) Director: Jack Lemmon. Cast: Walter Matthau, Felicia Farr, Deborah Winters. Summary: When retired salesman Joseph Kotcher begins to feel pressure to move out of the house he shares with the family of his son, he opts to embark on a road trip instead of settling in a retirement home. Befriending a young pregnant woman, Kotch begins to finds new meaning in life as he helps her prepare to welcome her baby into the world. (Theme: Widowers) (Indie film/Drama)

  • 1971 - The Last Picture Show. (Based on a Larry McMurtry novel.) (Drama/Western)

  • 1971 - The Last Valley. (125 minutes) Director: James Clavell. Cast: Michael Caine, Omar Sharif. Summary: During the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), violence erupts when an isolated valley outside the bounds of the war, becomes a winter haven for a band of mercenaries. (Indie film/Drama)

  • 1971 - Lawman. (98 minutes) Director: Michael Winner. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Duvall, Sheree North, Richard Jordan. Summary: U. S. Marshal pursues criminals tracking them down to a California town where nobody helps the marshal. Shows the danger and isolation facing 19th century U. S. marshals. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1971 - The Last Picture Show. (118 minutes) Director: Peter Bogdanovich. Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Ben Johnson, Jeff Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Cybill Shepherd, Randy Quaid, Eileen Brennan. Summary: A boy's passage of rites during the 1950s in a small Texas town. [Based on a Larry McMurtry novel.]

  • 1971 - Little Murders. (Based on a 1967 Jules Feiffer play.)

  • 1971 - McCabe and Mrs. Miller. (121 minutes) 20th Century-Fox - Director: Robert Altman. Screenplay: Robert Altman and Brian McKay. Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, Hugh Millais, Shelley Duvall. [Robert Altman: M*A*S*H (1970); McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971); Nashville (1975); Wedding (1978) (Based on the novel "McCabe" by Edmund Naughton.)

  • 1971 - Murphy's War. (108 minutes PG-13) Director: Peter Yates. Cast: Peter O'Toole, Sian Phillips, Horst Janson. Summary: Story of revenge as a merchant seaman, the sole survivor of his ship's massacre by a German U-boat on a South American river. (Drama/Action)

  • 1971 - A New Leaf. (102 minutes G) Director: Elaine May. Cast: Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Jack Weston. (Based on the 1971 short story "The Green Heart" by Jack Ritchie.) (Romance, Comedy)

  • 1971 - Nicholas and Alexandra. (183 minutes PG) Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. Cast: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Tom Baker, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave. Summary: Events preceding the Russian Revolution (1905-1917) until the deaths of Czar Nicholas, his wife, Alexandra, and his family. (Based on Robert K. Massie's novel.) [RUSSIA] (History/Biography/Drama)

  • 1971 - No Drums, No Bugles. (85 minutes) Director: Clyde Ware. Cast: Martin Sheen. Summary: A West Virginian farmer who refuses to kill spends three years during the Civil War hiding in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • 1971 - Straw Dogs. (Based on "The Siege of Trencher's Farm" by Gordon M. Williams.)

  • 1971 - Such Good Friends. (Based on the work of Lois Gould.)

  • 1971 - Waterloo. (123 minutes) Director: Sergei Bondarchuk. Cast: Rod Steiger, Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Jack Hawkins, Dan O'Herlihy, Virginia McKenna, Michael Wilding. Summary: Defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. [FRANCE] (Drama/Action/Drama)

  • 1971 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. (Based on the work of Roald Dahl.)

  • 1972 - Awake and Sing!. (100 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Felicia Farr, Leo Fuchs, Robert Lipton, Walter Matthau, Martin Ritt. Summary: Story of a Jewish family in the Bronx during the Depression. [NEW YORK]

  • 1972 - Buck and the Preacher. (102 minutes) Director: Sidney Poitier. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell. Summary: After the Civil War, freed slaves sought new lives out West but others tried to get them to return to Louisiana. An ex-Union Army Calvary sergeant leads freed slaves to the Colorado territory and meets a lack preacher. [LOUISIANA/COLORADO]

  • 1972 - Cabaret. (128 minutes) Director: Bob Fosse. Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey. Summary: In 1931 Germany, the life interacting in a nightclub unfolds. [GERMANY] (Drama film/Music)

  • 1972 The Cowboys. (135 minutes) Director: Mark Rydell. Cast: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst. Summary: A 60-year old rancher in Montana hires a group of young school boys to get his herd to market when a gold rush rumor surfaces near Ruby River. (Based on a William Dale Jennings work.) [MONTANA] (Drama/Western)

  • 1972 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask). Cast: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1972 - Fat City. (96 minutes) Director: John Huston. Cast: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell. Summary: Two men live off performing boxing matches in California's Central Valley.

  • 1972 - Fuzz. (96 minutes PG) Director: Richard A Colla. Cast: Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Jack Weston. Summary: Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city. (Based on the Evan Hunter 1968/192 paged novel "Fuzz: An 87th Precinct Mystery".)

  • 1972 - The Getaway. Director: Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Steve McQueen, Ali McGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Slim Pickens. (Based on a Jim Thompson work.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Sam Peckinpah: Ride the High Country (1962); Major Dundee (1965); The Wild Bunch (1969); Straw Dogs (1971); The Getaway (1972); Convoy (1978)

  • 1972 - The Godfather. (175 minutes) Paramount - Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Screenplay: Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Diane Keaton. [NEW YORK] (Based on the 1969/448 paged Mario Puzo novel.) (Drama, Adventure, Gangster Film)

    Director: Francis Ford Coppola: You're A Big Boy Now (1967); Finian's Rainbow (1968); Patton (1971); The Godfather (1972); American Graffiti (1973); The Godfather Part Two (1975); Apocalypse Now (1979)

  • 1972 - Great Northfield Minnesota Raid. (91 minutes) Director: Phil Kaufman. Cast: Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall, Luke Askew. Summary: Adventures of Jesse James and Cole Younger. [MISSOURI]

  • 1972 - Justin Morgan Had a Horse. (91 minutes) Director: Hollingsworth Morse. Cast: Don Murray, Lana Wood, Gary Crosby. Summary: Following the Revolutionary War, a Vermont schoolteacher trained and bred the first Morgan horse, noted for its speed, strength, and stamina. (Based on the 1945/176 paged Marguerite Henry children's Newbery winner novel.) (Family, Drama, Western)

  • 1972 - Man of La Mancha. (Based on a Cervantes work.)

  • 1972 - Neil Simon's The Heartbreak Kid. (106 minutes) Cast: C Florida. [MINNESOTA]

  • 1972 - Pete 'n' Tillie. (Based on "Witch's Milk" a Peter DeVries short novel.)

  • 1972 - Portnoy's Complaint. (101 minutes) Director: Ernest Lehman. Cast: Richard Benjamin, Karen Black, Lee Grant, Jack Somack, Jeannie Berlin. Summary: This follows the life of an American Jewish man trying to separate his life from Judaism. [ISRAEL] (Based on Philip Roth's 1969 novel.)(Drama/Comedy)

  • 1972 - The Poseidon Adventure. (117 minutes) 20th Century Fox - Director: Ronald Neame. Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant, Wendell Mayes. Cast: Gene Hackman, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters. (Based on the Paul Gallico novel.) (Drama/Adventure)

    Director: Ronald Neame: The Card (1952); Tunes of Glory (1960); Gambit (1966); The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1968); The Poseidon Adventure (1972); The Odessa File (1975)

  • 1972 - Sleuth. (Based on the Anthony Shaffer play.)

  • 1972 - Sounder. (105 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal, James Best, Janet MacLachlan. Summary: A black sharecropper during the Depression steals food for his family and is sent to jail leaving his wife to raise the family. [Based on a William Armstrong novel.] [LOUISIANA]

  • 1972 - 1776. (141 minutes) Director: Peter H. Hunt. Cast: William Daniels, Howard DaSilva, Ken Howard, Blythe Danner. Summary: The Founding Fathers meet in Philadelphia to design the government of the newly created United States of America. (Comedy music, Musical, Drama, Family, History)

  • 1972 - Travels with My Aunt. (Based on the Graham Greene work.)

  • 1972 - Triple Echo. (Based on an H.E. Bates work.)

  • 1972 - Up the Sandbox. (Based on the Anne Richardson Rolphe novel.)

  • 1972 - The War Between Men and Women. (110 minutes) Director: Melville Shavelson. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Jason Robards. Summary: A New York City bachelor, cartoonist, who hates women, children, and dogs and is losing his eyesight falls in love with a divorcee who comes with three children, a pregnant dog, and an ex-husband who keeps appearing. [NEW YORK]

  • 1972 - What's Up, Doc?. (94 minutes) Director: Peter Bogdanovich. Screenplay: Buck Henry, Robert Benton, David Newman, from a Bogdanovich story. Cast: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal. Summary: Three plaid travelling bags of three different people get mixed up in San Francisco. [CALIFORNIA](Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1972 - Young Winston. (Based on "My Early Life" Winston Churchill's work.)

  • 1973 - American Graffiti. (110 minutes) Director: George Lucas. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard. Summary: Chronicles the 1962 evening before the morning when two high school graduates are to leave Modesto, California to attend college in the East. Highlights the music of Wolfman Jack, Mel's Drive-In, and the activities of the high school crowd throughout the night. Spawned "Happy Days" on television. [northern California]

  • 1973 - Badlands. (95 minutes) Director: Terrence Malick. Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri, Alan Vint. Summary: Based on the true killing rampages of lost souls - Charles Starkweather, a young misfit garbageman, and Carol Fugate, a 15-year old lovesick girl, from South Dakota, Montana, through Nebraska and neighboring states. [NEBRASKA; SOUTH DAKOTA; MONTANA] (Drama, Adventure, Film Noir, Action)

  • 1973 - Cahill, United States Marshall. (103 minutes) Director: Andrew McLaglen. Cast: John Wayne, Gary Grimes, Neville Brand, George Kennedy, Denver Pyle, Jackie Cooper. Summary: A lawman's son becomes a bank robber.

  • 1973 - Charley Varrick. Director: Don Siegel. Cast: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Sheree North. (John Reese novel "The Looters" 1968/177 pages) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Don Siegel: Hitler Lives (1945); The Big Steal (1949); Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954); Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956); Baby Face Nelson (1957); Madigan (1967); Coogan's Bluff (1968); Two Mules for Sister Sara (1969); Dirty Harry (1972); Charley Varrick (1973); The Shootist (1976); Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

  • 1973 - Charlotte's Web. Voices: Paul Lynd, Debbie Reynolds. Summary: A young girl befriends the animals of the barnyard which includes a pig, a rat, and a spider. [Based on the book by Maine's E. B. White.] [MAINE]

  • 1973 - Dillinger. (minutes) Director: Cast: Warren Oates. Summary: The search for bank robber John Dillinger in Missouri during the Depression.

  • 1973 - Don't Look Now. (Based on a Daphne DuMaurier novel.)

  • 1973 - The Friends of Eddie Coyle. (102 minutes R) Director: Peter Yates. Writers: George V. Higgins (novel), Paul Monash (screenplay) Cast: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan. (Based on a 1970/216 paged George V. Higgins novel.)(Drama, Adventure, Film Noir, Thriller, Crime)

  • 1973 - The Heartbreak Kid. (Based on the Bruce Jay Friedman story, "A Change of Plan.")

  • 1973 - High Plains Drifter. (105 minutes) Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan, Jack Ging. Summary: A mysterious stranger, the Man with No Name, emerges out of the heat waves of the desert and rides into the guilt-ridden town of Lago in the American Southwest, where he gets into a gunfight with three gunmen. This causes the townspeople to beg him to protect them against a gang of escaped convicts who are on their way to destroy Lagos. (Drama/Western)

  • 1973 - The Homecoming. (Based on a Harold Pinter play.)

  • 1973 - The Iceman Cometh. (Based on a Eugene O'Neill play.)

  • 1973 - Innocent Bystanders. (Based on a James Munro novel.)

  • 1973 - The Last American Hero. (95 minutes) Director: Lamont Johnson. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, New Beatty, Gary Busey, Art Lund. Summary: Junior Jackson, whiskey runner from North Carolina, becomes a great stock-car driver.

  • 1973 - The Last of Sheila. (119 minutes PG) Director: Herbert Ross. Cast: James Coburn, James Mason, Dyan Cannon, Raquel Welch, Richard Benjamin, Joan Hackett, Ian McShane. Summary: A Hollywood mogul whose wife had been killed by a hit-and-run driver a year previously, invites a group of his varied Hollywood friends on a Mediterranean cruise using the ports-of-call as his gameboard for suspense. (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1973 - The Long Goodbye. (Based on a Raymond Chandler novel.)

  • 1973 - Lost Horizon. (Based on the 1933/241 paged James Hilton novel.)(Fantasy, Drama film) (See the 1937 version.)

  • 1973 - The Paper Chase. (111 minutes PG) Director: James Bridges. Cast: Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, Lindsay Wagner. Summary: A Harvard law professor guides his law students in the use of the Socratic method of thinking. (John Jay Osborn Jr. 1971/249 paged novel) [MASSACHUSETTS] (Coming of Age, Drama)

  • 1973 - Paper Moon. (102 minutes PG B&W) Director: Peter Bogdanovich. Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal. Summary: Adventures of a conman and a kid in the 1936 Kansas and Missouri. [Based on the novel "Addie Pray" by Joe David Brown][KANSAS] (Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 1973 - Papillon. (150 minutes PG) Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. Cast: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon. Summary: Henri Charriere's escape from Devil's Island off the coast of French Guiana. (Based on the Henri Charriere work.) [FRENCH GUIANA] (Drama/Biography)

  • 1973 - Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. (122 minutes) Director: Sam Peckinpah. Writer: Rudy Wurlitzer. Cast: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel. (Drama/Western)

  • 1973 - Payday. (Based on a Don Carpenter work.)

  • 1973 - Scarecrow. (112 minutes) Summary: Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together. (Drama, Road movie)

  • 1973 - Serpico. (103 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Al Pacino, Tony Roberts, John Randolph, Biff McGuire, Jack Kehoe. Summary: Based on the true story of an honest New York cop who fights graft and corruption in the 1971 New York City Police Department and his treatment by his colleagues. [NEW YORK] (Based on a Peter Maas work.)

  • 1973 - The Thief Who Came to Dinner. (Based on a Terrence Love Smith work.)

  • 1973 - Walking Tall. (126 minutes) Director: Phil Karlson. Cast: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman.

  • 1973 - The Way We Were. (118 minutes) Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles, Patrick O'Neal. Summary: A couple from different backgrounds meet in New York City on a college campus in the 1930s: she, a vocal, Jewish radical with a very ethnic look; he the ultimate handsome genteel WASP. They reunite during World War II when she works in radio and he is a serviceman. Meeting later in life, they marry and move to Hollywood so he can adapt his book to the screen. The Red Scare of the 1940s divides them. Many years later, when they meet again, each having moved on with their lives, they realize they still love each other but their beliefs and lifestyles are very different. [NEW YORK; CALIFORNIA] (Based on the Arthur Laurent novel.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1973 - Westworld. (Based on a Michael Crichton novel.)

  • 1973 - Where the Lilies Bloom. (97 minutes) Director: William Graham. Cast: Julie Gholson, Harry Dean Stanton. Summary: Four orphaned children in rural North Carolina pretend their father is still alive to keep from being split up by the authorities.

  • 1973 - The Wind and the Lion. (119 minutes PG) Director: John Milious. Cast: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith. Summary: In early 20th century Morocco, a sheikh kidnaps an American women and her children, forcing President Theodore Roosevelt to send in forces to conduct a rescue mission.(Action, History) (Biopic)

  • 1974 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore . (112 minutes PG) Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1974 - The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. (120 min PG)(Based on the Mordecai Richler story.)(Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 1974 - The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. (110 minutes TV movie) Director: John Korty. Cast: Cicely Tyson, Katherine Helmond, Joel Fluellen. Summary: The 1960s Louisiana racial turmoil seen theough the eyes of an 110-yer-old-ex-slave. (Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.) (Drama, History)

  • 1974 - Blazing Saddles. Director: Mel Brooks. comedy western - (Drama/Western)

  • 1974 - Chinatown. (131 minutes) Paramount-Penthouse-The Long Road Productions. Director: Roman Polanski. Screenplay: Robert Towne. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Diane Ladd, John Hillerman. Summary: A private investigator starts out investigating spousal infidelity, then mistaken identity and investment schemes, and murder.(Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Roman Polanski: Knife in the Water (1961); Repulsion (1965); Rosemary's Baby (1968); Chinatown (1974)

  • 1974 - Claudine. (92 minutes) Director: John Berry. Cast: James Earl Jones, Diahann Carroll. Summary: While struggling to support herself and her six children in Harlem by working as a maid for a wealthy family, Claudine meets a charming garbage man, Roop. But although Roop is smitten with the lovely single mother, his own life trials make him slow to respond to her invitation to a lifetime of love. [NEW YORK]

  • 1974 - Conrack. (107 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Hume Cronyn, Madge Sinclair. Summary: Based on the true story of a dedicated white educator focused on bringing education to the children living on an island off the coast of South Carolina. (Based on Pat Conroy's "The Water Is Wide.")

  • 1974 - Death Wish. (94 minutes R) (Based on the 1972/222 paged Brian Garfield novel. Followed by "Death Sentence.") (Thriller, Drama)

  • 1974 - The Front Page. (105 minutes) Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett, Charles Durning, Herb Edelman, Vincent Gardenia, Harold Gould, Susan Sarandon, David Wayne. Summary: The story of newspaper reporters and a prison escapee. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1974 - The Godfather Part II. (Based on a Mario Puzo work.)

  • 1974 - Harry and Tonto. (115 minutes R) Director: Paul Mazursky. Cast: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, Chief Dan George, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman, Arthur Hunnicutt. Summary: An elderly Manhattan gentleman evicted from his apartment takes a cross country trip with his marmalade cat visiting his daughter in Chicago and his son in California. (Based on Greenfeld/Mazursky 1974/183 paged work.)(Theme: Widowers) [NEW YORK] (Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 1974 - I Will Fight No More Forever. (100 minutes) Director: Richard T. Heffron. Cast: James Whitmore, Ned Romero, Sam Elliott, Nick Ramus. Summary: Chief Joseph, Nez Perce of Montana, faces General Oliver Howard and his calvarymen. [MONTANA]

  • 1974 - The Last Detail. (Based on a Darryl Ponicsan novel.)

  • 1974 - The Little Prince. (88 minutes) Director: Stanley Donen. Cast: Richard Kiley, Steven Warner, Bob Fosse, Gene Wilder. Summary: An aviator teaches an alien boy about life and love. [Based on an Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1943 play] [FRANCE] (Drama/Fantasy)

  • 1974 - The Longest Yard. ("The Mean Machine") (122 minutes) Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad. Summary: A warden wants his prison guard semi-pro football team to play against a prisoner team and asks a former quarterback prisoner to set up and coach the prisoner team.

  • 1974 - Mame. (Based on the 1954/280 paged Patrick Dennis novel called "Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade.") (See the 1958 version)

  • 1974 - Murder on the Orient Express. (Based on the Agatha Christie novel.)

  • 1974 - QB VII. (312 minutes) Director: Tom Gries. Cast: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Lee Remick, Anthony Quayle. Summary: A Polish ex-patriate doctor living in England sues an American writer for libel when accused of performing criminal medical procedures for the Nazis during World War II [Based on a 1970 Leon Uris novel] [ENGLAND/POLAND] (Court room novel/Drama)

  • 1974 - Seven Alone. (95 minutes) Director: Cast: Dewey Martin, Anne Collings, Aldo Ray. Summary: 1843 migration of the Sager family from Missouri to Oregon.

  • 1974 - The Sugarland Express. (109 minutes) Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton. Summary: Based on a true event in 1960s Texas, a prison escapee and his wife try to regain custody of their infant child.

  • 1974 - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. (Based on a John Godey work.)

  • 1974 - The Terminal Man. (Based on the Michael Crichton novel.)

  • 1974 - Thieves Like Us. (123 minutes) Cast: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall. Summary: Gangsters in Mississippi during the Depression. [MISSISSIPPI] (Based on the 1937 Edward Anderson work.)

  • 1974 - Walking Tall. Summary: Based on the life of Tennessee Sheriff Buford Pusser.

  • 1974 - Where the Red Fern Grows. (90 minutes) Director: Norman Tokar. Cast: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland. Summary: Story of a 1930s boy's love for two hunting dogs while growing up in Oklahoma.

  • 1974 - Young Frankenstein. (106 minutes) Director: Mel Brooks. Cast: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman. Summary: An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (Based on Mary Shelley's work.)

  • 1975 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. (113 minutes) Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Krisofferson, Harvey Keitel, Billy Green Bush, Alfred Lutter, Jodie Foster, Vic Tayback, Diane Ladd. Summary: A woman and her son leave New Mexico after her husband's death and travels through Arizona to California.

  • 1975 - Cooley High. (107 minutes) Director: Michael Schultz. Cast: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis, Corin Rogers. Summary: Two teenagers in 1964 Chicago skip high school one day and fall in love. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1975 - The Day of the Locust. (Based on a Nathanael West work.)

  • 1975 - Dog Day Afternoon. (135 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, James Broderick, Charles Durning. Summary: Two bankrobbers find themselves in a media circus during their heist. [NEW YORK]

  • 1975 - The Godfather: Part II. (200 minutes) Paramount - Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo; from a novel by Puzo. Cast: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. Cazzo. (Drama/Adventure/Gangster Film)

    Director: Francis Ford Coppola: You're A Big Boy Now (1967); Finian's Rainbow (1968); Patton (1971); The Godfather (1972); American Graffiti (1973); The Godfather Part Two (1975); Apocalypse Now (1979)

  • 1975 - Hester Street. (92 minutes) Director: Joan Micklin Silver. Cast: Carol Kane, Steven Keats, Mel Howard. Summary: A young Jewish couple in 1896 century New York differ in their application of their Jewish heritage. [NEW YORK] (Based on an Abraham Cohan story.)(Drama, Romance)

  • 1975 - The Hindenburg. (Based on the Michael M. Mooney novel.)

  • 1975 - The Last Day. (100 minutes) Director: Vincent McEveety. Cast: Richard Widmark, Robert Conrad, Christopher Connelly, Richard Jaeckel, Tim Matheson, Barbara Rush, Tom Skerritt. Summary: The 1892 shootout in Coffeyville, Kansas by the townspeople against the Daltons. [KANSAS]

  • 1975 - Let's Do It Again. (112 minutes) Director: Sidney Poitier. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Jimmie Walker, Calvin Lockhart, John Amos, Denise Nichols. Summary: Two lodge brothers take on the gangsters in New Orleans. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1975 - The Man Who Would Be King. (Based on a Rudyard Kipling work.)

  • 1975 - Night Moves. Director: Arthur Penn. Cast: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, Edward Binns, Melanie Griffith. Summary: A Los Angeles private detective must solve a tough mystery.(Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

    Director: Arthur Penn: The Miracle Worker (1962); The Chase (1966); Bonnie and Clyde (1967); Alice's Restaurant (1969); Little Big Man (1970)

  • 1975 - Once Is Not Enough. (Based on the Jacqueline Susann novel.) (Drama)

  • 1975 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. (133 minutes R) Director: Milos Forman. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman. Summary: A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (Based on the 1962/325 paged book by Ken Kesey.) (Drama)

  • 1975 - The Prisoner of Second Avenue. (Based on the Neil Simon play.)

  • 1975 - The Romantic English Woman. (Based on a Thomas Wiseman work.)

  • 1975 - Royal Flash. (Based on a George MacDonald Fraser novel.)

  • 1975 - Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York. (Based on the Gail Parent work.)

  • 1975 - The Stepford Wives. (Based on an Ira Levin work.)

  • 1975 - The Sunshine Boys. (111 minutes PG) Director: Herbert Ross. Cast: George Burn, Walter Matthau, Richard Benjamin. Summary: Al Lewis and Willy Clark are a pair of feuding vaudeville comedians (Lewis and Clark, naturally) who performed together for 47 years before finally calling it quits. A network genius then has the brilliant idea of reuniting the duo for a TV special about the history of comedy. Once the reunion is on, the sparks and one-liners start to fly with equal speed. But can Lewis and Clark put aside their differences long enough to collect one last paycheck? (Based on the 1972/90 paged Broadway play by Neil Simon.) (Comedy, Film Adaptation)

    LI>1975 - Three Days of the Condor. (117 minutes) Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Robert Redford, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, Faye Dunaway, John Houseman. Summary: A CIA information researcher must flee when his New York cover operation is discovered and his coworkers are murdered. [NEW YORK] (Based on "Six Days of the Condor" by James Grady.)

  • 1975 - The Wilby Conspiracy. (101 minutes) Director: Ralph Nelson. Cast: Michael Caine, Prunella Gee, Saeed Jaffrey, Persis Khambatta, Sidney Poitier, Nicol Williamson. Summary: A black Bantu political activist runs from Cape Town to Johannesburg. [Based on a Peter Driscoll novel] [SOUTH AFRICA] (Drama/Thriller)

  • 1976 - All the President's Men. (136 minutes) Director: Alan Pakula. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jason Robards, Jr. Summary: The Watergate conspiracy revealed by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1976 - Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings. (121 minutes) Director: John Badham. Cast: Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones. Summary: Based on the novel by William Brashler, this movie tells of a group of 1930's spirited renegade Negro ballplayers leave the Black League to begin their own team traveling through the Midwest states of Ohio, Kentucky, Minnesota, Iowa as they barnstorm other teams and fight against the unfair rules and poor treatment inflicted upon them by their Negro League owners. [OHIO; KENTUCKY; IOWA; MINNESOTA]

  • 1976 - Caddie. (Based on a Joan Long work.)

  • 1976 - The Devil's Playground. (Based on a Thomas Keneally work.)

  • 1976 - Displaced Person. (58 minutes) Director: Glenn Jordan. Cast: John Houseman, Irene Worth, Shirley Stoler. Summary: A 1940s Polish refugee and his family try to fit onto a Georgia farm. [GEORGIA]

  • 1976 - The Front. (94 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Andrea Marcovicci, Joshua Shelley, Georgann Johnson. Summary: During the 1950s in the United States under the McCarthy hearings, entertainers were blacklisted and could not find work so, in this portrayal, a few writers in New York City write using a friend as a front for them. [NEW YORK]

  • 1976 - The Gumball Rally. (95 minutes PG) Cast: Michael Sarrazin, Raul JuliaSummary: A group of drives take part in a secret and illegal cross country road race. (Comedy)

  • 1976 - The Last Tycoon. (Based on a Harry Pinter play.)

  • 1976 - Lex and the Gypsy. (Based on Stanley Elkin's "The Bail Bondsman")

  • 1976 - The Man Who Fell to Earth. (Based on a Walter Tevis work.)

  • 1976 - Marathon Man. (Based on a William Golding work.)

  • 1976 - A Matter of Time. (Based on the novel "Film of Memory" by Maurice Druon.)

  • 1976 - Midway. (132 minutes) Director: Jack Smight. Cast: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Hal Holbrook, Edward Albert, Cliff Robertson. Summary: The June 4-6, 1942 sea-air battle in the Pacific. [PACIFIC FLEET] (Drama/Action)

  • 1976 - The Missouri Breaks. (126 minutes) Director: Arthur Penn. Cast: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid. Summary: Story of an outlaw and a bounty hunter in 1880s Missouri. [MISSOURI]

  • 1976 - Mother, Jugs, and Speed. (95 minutes) Director: Peter Yates. Cast: Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, Larry Hagman, Harvey Keitel. Summary: A rundown ambulance service in California is more concerned with volume than care.

  • 1976 - The Outlaw Josey Wales. (135 minutes) Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, John Mitchum, John Russell. Summary: When a farmer's family is murdered by Red Legs, a group of cutthroats allied with the Union Army, he joins the Confederacy to seek revenge. [MISSOURI] (Drama/Western)

  • 1976 - Robin and Marian. (106 minutes PG) Summary: Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time. (106 minutes PG) (Drama, Adventure, Romance)

  • 1976 - Rocky. (119 minutes) Director: John Avildsen. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers. Summary: Rocky Balboa, a shy Philadelphia boxer, goes the distance against champ, Apollo Creed. Theme: Redemption (Drama, Sport)

  • 1976 - The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. (Based on the 1974 Nicholas Meyer novel.)

  • 1976 - The Shootist. (99 minutes). Director: Don Siegel. Cast: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart, Ron Howard, Richard Boone, Hugh O'Brian, John Carradine, Harry Morgan, Scatman Crothers. Summary: In Nevada, a famous gunfighter dying of cancer, seeks a place to die in peace, but cannot outlive his reputation. (Drama/Western)

  • 1976 - Silver Streak. (113 minutes) Director: Arthur Hiller. Cast: Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Patrick McGoohan, Ray Walston, Ned Beatty, Scatman Crothers. Summary: On the Silver Streak train from Los Angeles to Chicago, toss in a male book editor, a female secretary to an art historian, a thief, a few gangsters, and some FBI agents for some romance and murder.

  • 1976 - Taxi Driver. (113 minutes) Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, Peter Boyle. Summary: Follows the life of an alienated Vietnam-era veteran who drives a cab in New York City at night. [NEW YORK]

  • 1976 - Victory at Entebbe. (150 minutes) Director: Marvin J. Chomsky. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Helen Hayes, Helmut Berger, Theodore Bikel, Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Blair, Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Walter. Summary: Raid by Israeli commandos to free Jewish hostages held by Arab terrorists in Uganda. [UGANDA] (Drama/Thriller/Action)

  • 1976 - Voyage of the Damned. (Based on the Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts work.)

  • 1977 - The American Friend. (Based on Patricia Highsmith's "Ripley's Game.")

  • 1977 - Annie Hall. Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton. Summary: An autobiographical study of a man who falls in love with a woman. [NEW YORK]

  • 1977 - Between the Lines. (101 minutes) Director: Joan Micklin Silver. Cast: Jeff Goldblum, John Heard, Lindsay Crouse. Summary: Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.(Drama, Romance, Comedy)

  • 1977 - Black Sunday. (minutes) Director: John Frankenheimer: Cast: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern. Summary: An Arabic terrorist group plans to kill the President of the United States and spectators at a Super Bowl game at Miami's Orange Bowl.

  • 1977 - A Bridge Too Far. (176 minutes PG) Director: Richard Attenborough. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Elliot Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell, Liv Ullmann. Summary: Recreation of an Allied airdrop behind German lines in Holland during World War II and the later disastrous Battle of Arnhem. [HOLLAND] (Indie film/Drama)

  • 1977 - Casey's Shadow. (117 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith. Summary: A horse trainer raising his three sons after his wife left.

  • 1977 - Cross of Iron. (119 minutes R) Director: Sam Peckinpah. Cast: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner. Summary: 1943 World War II as seen through the heroics of German soldiers. [GERMANY; RUSSIA] (Action/War/Drama)

  • 1977 - The Duellists. (101 minutes PG) Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox, Cristina Raines, Robert Stephens, Tom Conti. Summary: Feud between two French soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars. [FRANCE] (Drama film/Costume drama)

  • 1977 - Equus. (Based on a Peter Shaffer novel.)

  • 1977 - Goodbye, Mr. Chips. (Based on the 1934/120 paged novel by James Hilton.) [ENGLAND] (Drama/Romance) (See the 1939 version.)

  • 1977 - The Goodbye Girl. (Based on a Neil Simon work.)

  • 1977 - I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. (96 minutes) Director: Anthony Page. Cast: Kathleen Quinlan, Bibi Andersson, Sylvia Sidney, Susan Tyrrell, Signe Hasso, Diane Varsi. Summary: child under psychiatric care. [NEW YORK]

  • 1977 - Islands in the Stream. (Based on an Ernest Hemingway novel.)

  • 1977 - Julia. (Based on a Lillian Hellman novel.)

  • 1977 - Looking For Mr. Goodbar. (136 minutes) Director: Richard Brooks. Cast: Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld. Summary: 1970s New York City and the lives of singles during the sexual revolution. (Based on the Judith Rossner novel.) [NEW YORK CITY]

  • 1977 - MacArthur. (150 minutes PG) Director: Joseph Sargent. Cast: Gregory Peck, Dan O'Herlihy, Ed Flanders. Summary: The final military years of Douglas MacArthur as he assumes command of the Philippines in World War II. [PACIFIC FLEET] (Drama/Biography)

  • 1977 - Nasty Habits. (Based on "The Abbess of Crewe" the 1974 novel by Muriel Sparks.)

  • 1977 - Oh, God. (Based on the Avery Corman novel.)

  • 1977 - Padre Padrone. (Based on the 1974 Gavino Ledda autobiography.)

  • 1977 - Pete's Dragon. (134 minutes) Director: Don Chaffey. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Jim Dale, Helen Reddy, Red Buttons, Jim Backus, Sean Marshall. Summary: In 1908 Maine, a 9-year old boy allows a pet dragon that only he can see to help him escape from his foster parents. [MAINE]

  • 1977 - Piece of the Action. (135 minutes) Director: Sidney Poitier. Cast: James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Denise Nicholas. Summary: Two men face the choice of community service in the ghetto or life in prison. [NEW YORK]

  • 1977 - Prince of Central Park. (76 minutes) Director: Harvey Hart. Cast: Ruth Gordon, Brooke Shields, T. J. Hargreave. Summary: An orphaned brother and sister leave their foster home and live in a tree house in Central Park. [NEW YORK]

  • 1977 - Raid on Entebbe. (150 minutes Television film) Director: Irvin Kershner. Cast: Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Horst Buchholz, Martin Balsam, John Saxon, Jack Warden, Yaphet Kotto. Summary: Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe airport in Uganda as Israel confronted the regime of Idi Amin. [UGANDA] (Docudrama/Drama)

  • 1977 - Rolling Thunder. (99 minutes) Director: John Flynn. Cast: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best, Dabney Coleman, Lisa Richards, Luke Askew. Summary: A Vietnam POW receives two thousand silver dollars for the amount of days spent as a POW and perseveres through a robbery where the gang attempts to get his money.

  • 1977 - Roots. (9h 30 minute TV miniseries) Summary: A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation. (Based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, "Roots: The Saga of an American Family" book.) (Biography, Drama, History)

  • 1977 - Same Time Next Year. (117 minutes) Director: Robert Mulligan. Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Alan Alda. Summary: In 1951, a married accountant from New Jersey and a married housewife from California meet at a rural California inn and meet annually every five years until 1977.

  • 1977 - Saturday Night Fever. (119 minutes) Director: John Badham. Cast: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape. Summary: A Brooklyn store clerk who is a Saturday night disco king begins to question the narrowness of his perspective when he meets a girl who is shedding her origins for a more sophisticated life style. [NEW YORK]

  • 1977 - Semi-Tough. (Based on "Private Pettigrew's Girl", a play by Miguel Pinero.)

  • 1977 - Short Eyes. (Based on the 1972 Dan Jenkins novel.)

  • 1977 - The Spy Who Loved Me. (Based on an Ian Fleming work.)

  • 1977 - Star Wars. (121 minutes) 20th Century Fox - Director: George Lucas. Screenplay: George Lucas. Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness. (Drama/Adventure)

    Director: George Lucas: American Graffiti (1973); Star Wars (1977) The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

  • 1977 - An Unmarried Woman. (124 minutes) Director: Cast: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy. Summary: A New York woman tries to rebuild her life after her divorce. [NEW YORK]

  • 1977 - The White Heron: A Maine Story. Cast: Ruth Rogers, Gary Stine. [Based on a Sarah Orne Jewett book] [MAINE]

  • 1978 - Breakthrough. (115 minutes) Director: Andrew M V. McLaglen. Cast: Richard Burton, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger, Curt Jurgens. Summary: After an Allied forces plot fails to end Hitler's life, a German officer saves the life of an American colonel. [GERMANY] (Drama/War)

  • 1978 - The Brink's Job. (103 minutes PG) Director: William Friedkin. Cast: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Warren Oates. Summary: A group of gangsters execute the January 17, 1950 Boston heist at the Brinks warehouse. [MASSACHUSETTS] (Caper story, Drama)

  • 1978 - The Buddy Holly Story. (114 minutes) Director: Steve Rash. Cast: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Dick O'Neill. Summary: The Lubbock, Texas rock and roll movie idol.

  • 1978 - Candleshoe. (101 minutes) Director: Norman Tokar. Cast: Helen Hayes, Jodie Foster, David Niven. A street kid from Los Angeles poses as the heir granddaughter of a wealthy woman.

  • 1978 - Casey's Shadow. (116 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Robert Webber, Murray Hamilton. Summary: A Louisiana horse trainer left by his wife raises his three sons alone. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1978 - The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith. (Based on a Thomas Keneally work.)

  • 1978 - Coma. (113 minutes) Director: Michael Crichton. Cast: Genevieve Bujold, Michael Douglas, Richard Widmark, Rip Torn, Elizabeth Ashley. Summary: What happens to make healthy people go into a coma after surgery in this city hospital? [Based on a Robin Cook 1977/306 paged novel] [MASSACHUSETTS] Drama/Horror/Mystery

  • 1978 - Coming Home. (127 minutes) Director: Hal Ashby. Cast: Jon Voight, Jane Fonda. Summary: Chronicles the effect of the Vietnam War on a paraplegic veteran, the wife of a gung-ho officer who volunteers as an aide at a verteran's hospital and her gung-ho officer husband.

  • 1978 - Convoy. (110 minutes PG) Director: Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine. Summary: Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a vendetta. Based on the country song by C.W. McCall. (Action, Drama)

  • 1978 - Days of Heaven. (95 minutes) Director: Terence Malick. Cast: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz. Summary: A Chicago man living in the slums and working in a steel mill resettles his girlfriend and young sister to the Texas Panhandle to work in the wheat fields during harvest time.

  • 1978 - Death on the Nile. (135 minutes) Director: John Guillermin. Cast: Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Lois Chiles, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Jon Finch, Olivia Hussey, George Kennedy, Angela Lansbury, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Jack Warden. Summary: Agatha Christie's Belgium detective, Hercule Poirot, is called upon to discover who killed an heiress aboard a steamer cruising down the Nile. [EGYPT] (Based on an Agatha Christie work.) (Thriller/Detective fiction/Drama)

  • 1978 - The Deer Hunter. (183 minutes R) Director: Michael Cimino. Cast: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken. Summary: Three friends in stell mill town, Clairton, Pennsylvania, leave for Vietnam and the horrors of death. [PENNSYLVANIA; VIETNAM] (Drama film/Thriller)

  • 1978 - The Duellists. (Based on "The Duel" by Joseph Conrad.)

  • 1978 - Go Tell the Spartans. (114 minutes R) Director: Ted Post. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Marc Singer. Summary: An American commander begins to wonder "what are we doing here" in the early days of the Vietnam conflict. [VIETNAM] (Indie film/Drama)

  • 1978 - Grease. (110 minutes) Director: Randal Kleiser. Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conway, Didi Conn. Summary: A high school senior in 1950s California during the age of rock 'n' roll makes a bet with friends that he will win the heart of a new student whom he met during the summer. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1978 - Holocaust. (250 minutes) Director: Marvin Chomsky. Cast: Meryl Streep, Michael Moriarty, Joseph Bottoms, Fritz Weaver, James Woods, Tom Bell, Ian Holm, Marius Goring, David Warner. Summary: Follows two families through Hitler's Third Reich in Germany. [GERMANY] (Drama/War)

  • 1978 - Hooper. (99 minutes) Director: Hal Needham. Cast: Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Brian Keith, Jan Michael Vincent. Summary: Story about Hollywood stuntmen.

  • 1978 - A Little Night Music. (Based on Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night".)

  • 1978 - Midnight Express. (121 minutes R) Director: Alan Parker. Cast: Brad Davis, Randy Quaid, John Hurt. Summary: The true story of American, Billy Hayes who spent 5 years in a Turkish prison for smuggling hashish. [TURKEY] (Drama film/Thriller)

  • 1978 - Moment by Moment. Director: Jane Wagner. Cast: Lily Tomlin, John Travolta, Andra Akers. Summary: A wealthy California woman has an affair with a drifter.

  • 1978 - Pretty Baby. (109 minutes) Director: Louis Malle. Cast: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon. Summary: Life of a girl growing up in a New Orleans whorehouse. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1978 - Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. (150 minutes) Director: Jack Smight. Cast: Claudia McNeil, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Christian, Morgan Freeman. Summary: A proud black family owning their own land in Depression-era Mississippi face obstacles in their community. [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1978 - Same Time Next Year. (Based on a Bernard Slade play.)

  • 1978 - Straight Time. (Based on "No Beast So Fierce" an Edward Bunker work.)

  • 1978 - An Unmarried Woman. (130 minutes R) Director: Paul Mazursky. Cast: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Murphy. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1978 - Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?. (Based on "Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe" by Nan and Ivan Lyons.)

  • 1978 - The Wild Geese. (134 minutes) Director: Andrew V. McLaglen. Cast: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Stewart Granger, Hardy Kruger, Jack Watson. Summary: Three mercenaries hired by a rich British industrialist enter Rhodesia and free a captured humanist leader. [RHODESIA] (Drama/Thriller/Action)

  • 1978 - The Winds of Kitty Hawk. (98 minutes) Director: E. W. Swackhamer. Cast: Michael Moriarty, David Huffman, Scott Hylands, John Randolph, Eugene Roche. Summary: Orville and Wilbur Wright must reclaim being the masters of powered flight after their Kitty Hawk plane's workings are used by Alexander Graham Bell in his own version of the airplane.

  • 1978 - The Wiz. Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Summary: African-American adaptation. (Based on "The Wizard of Oz" by Frank Baum.)

  • 1979 - Agatha. (Based on Agatha Christie's life.) Cast: Vanessa Redgrave.

  • 1979 - Apocalypse Now. (202 minutes R) Director: Francis Coppols. Cast: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Rubert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Larry Fishburne, Dennis Hopper. Summary: A U. S. Army officer, trained as an assassin, is sent into the southeast Asian jungle to terminate the command of a renegade colonel during the Vietnamese Conflict (1061-1975). (Based on "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad.) [VIETNAM] (Drama film/Adventure)

  • 1979 - Best Boy. (111 minutes) Summary: Three years in the life of the directors cheerful, mentally handicapped 52-year-old cousin whose caretakers are preparing her to live alone. (Biography, Documentary)

  • 1979 - Breaker Morant. (107 minutes PG) Director: Bruce Beresford. Cast: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown, Charles Tingwell. Summary: The factual account of three colonial officers being railroaded in a kangaroo court-martial during the Boer War. [AFRICA] (Drama/History)

  • 1979 - The Champ. (122 minutes PG) Director: Franco Zeffirelli. Cast: Ricky Schroder, Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway. (Drama, Sport)

  • 1979 - The Electric Horseman. (Drama/Western)

  • 1979 - Escape from Alcatraz. (112 minutes) Director: Don Siegel. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward. Summary: The 1962 break-out from the supposedly perfect California prison.

  • 1979 - The Frisco Kid. (122 minutes) Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, William Smith, Ramon Bieri, Penny Peyser. Summary: A Polish rabbi assigned a congregation in San Francisco, California, travels through Pennsylvania and across country to California with the help of an outlaw whom he met along the way. [CALIFORNIA/PENNSYLVANIA]

  • 1979 - Going in Style. (98 minutes PG) Director: Martin Brest. Cast: Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, George Burns. Summary: Three senior citizens leading lives of uninterrupted boredom decide to rob a bank together. (Caper story, Action)

  • 1979 - The Great Santini. (116 minutes) Director: Lewis John Carlino. Cast: Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe. Summary: Interaction between a career military flyer and his young family, particularly with his 18 year-old son. [Beaufort] (Based on the 1976 Pat Conroy novel. Further novel: The Prince of Tide, 1991.)

  • 1979 - Heartland. (96 minutes) Director: Richard Pearce. Cast: Conchata Ferrell, Rip Torn, Lilia Skala, Megan Folsom. Summary: In turn of the century Wyoming, a widow and daughter settle with a homesteader and confronts nature and the community.

  • 1979 - The House on Garibaldi Street. (98 minutes) Cast: Topol, Martin Balsam. Summary: The Israelis plan to kidnap Adolph Eichmann from his hiding place in Argentina and to bring him to trial. (Drama)

  • 1979 - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. (96 minutes) Director: Fielder Cook. Cast: Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Esther Rolle. Theme: The life experiences of Maya Angelou living in the Depression years in Arkansas.

  • 1979 - The Jericho Mile. (104 minutes) Director: Michael Mann. Cast: Peter Strauss, Roger E. Mosley, Richard Lawson, Miguel Pinero. Summary: A prisoner at Folsom Prison in California spends all his time training to be an Olympic runner.

  • 1979 - Kid From Left Field. (100 minutes) Director: Adell Aldrich. Cast: Gary Coleman, Tab Hunter. Summary: A batboy leads the San Diego Padres to victory following the advice of his father, a former baseball great.

  • 1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer. (104 minutes PG) Director: Robert Benton. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, JoBeth Williams. Summary: A New York mother leaves her baby in custody of her husband, but later returns to claim him in a child-custody trial. (Based on the 1977/256 paged Avery Corman novel.)[NEW YORK] (Drama, Family)

  • 1979 - Manhattan. (96 minutes) Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep. Summary: Divorced from his now-out lesbian wife, a TV writer who is a neurotic filled with phobiasw becomes distracted by a 17-year old woman and then the girlfriend of a married friend. [NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK]

  • 1979 - Mayflower: The Pilgrim's Adventure. (96 minutes) Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Leslie-Anne Downs, Richard Crenna, Trish Van Devere. Summary: The 1620 trip of the Pilgrims to Provincetown and settlement at Plimoth. [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1979 - Moonraker. (Based on the 1955 Ian Fleming novel.)

  • 1979 - Norma Rae. (114 minutes PG) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman. Summary: A young single mother and textile worker, Norma Rae, agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved. (Drama) (Biopic)

  • 1979 - North Dallas Forty. (119 minutes) Director: Ted Kotcheff. Cast: Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, Charles Durning, Dayle Haddon. Summary: Story about a pro-football receiver and his quarterback friend. [Based on a Peter Gent novel]

  • 1979 - The Rose.

  • 1979 - The Sacketts. (200 minutes) Director: Robert Totten. Cast: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Glenn Ford, Ben Johnson, Ruth Roman, Gilbert Roland, Slim Pickens, Jack Elam, Gene Evans. (Western) (Based on the work of Louis L'Amour.)

  • 1979 - Tess. (Based on "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy.)


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  • 1980 - American Gigolo. (117 minutes R) Director: Paul Schrader. Cast: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina Van Pallandt, Bill Duke. Summary: A Los Angeles, well-groomed gigolo falls in love with a politician's wife, is set up as the fall guy in a homicide, is framed for a murder, and has an alibi that doesn't check out. [CALIFORNIA] (Thriller, Drama)

  • 1980 - Atlantic City. (104 minutes R) Director: Louis Malle. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster, Kate Reid. Summary: A casino dealer becomes involved in a drug deal. (Crime, Drama, Romance)

  • 1980 - Attica. (104 minutes) Director: Marvin Chomsky. Cast: George Grizzard, Charles Durning, Anthony Zerbe, Roger E. Mosley, Henry Darrow. Summary: 1971 prison riots at Attica (New York) [Based on the Tom Wicker novel.] [NEW YORK] (Drama)

  • 1980 - The Blue Lagoon. (104 minutes R) Director: Randal Kleiser. Cast: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels, Eva Josephson, Glenn Kohan. Summary: A schooner en route to San Francisco during Victorian times catches fire leaving two young children and the ship's cook adrift in a lifeboat. Reaching shore, they learn to survive against Mother Nature and the natives with the help of the cook who later dies. Years pass and the now grown children are teenagers in love, become parents, and awaiting rescue. [CALIFORNIA; PACIFIC ISLAND] (Drama, Teen film)

  • 1980 - The Blues Brothers. (132 minutes R) Director: John Landis. Cast: John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, John Candy, Carrie Fisher. Summary: The Blues Brothers, musicians in Chicago, try to save an orphanage. [ILLINOIS] (Comedy music, Action)

  • 1980 - Bronco Billy. (116 minutes PG) Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis. Summary: An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest. (Action, Adventure, Comedy)

  • 1980 - Brubaker. (132 minutes R) Director: Stuart Rosenberg. Cast: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Murray Hamilton. Summary: A reform-minded penologist, Henry Brubaker, takes over a decrepit Ohio prison and finds out that the prison system is even worse than the physical facility. (Based on "Accomplices to the Crime: The Arkansas Prison Scandal" by Tom Murton and Joe Hyams.) (Docudrama, Drama)

  • 1980 - Coal Miner's Daughter. (125 minutes PG) Director: Michael Apted. Cast: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens, Beverly D'Angelo. Summary: Follows Loretta Lynn's birth in Butcher Hollow Kentucky to her marriage to a World War II veteran at age thirteen, the birth of her children, her performances at Grand Ole Opry and her career. [KENTUCKY] (Drama)

  • 1980 - The Competition. (125 minutes) Director: Joel Oliansky. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving. Summary: A piano competition whose winner is assured of success. (Drama, Romance, Music)

  • 1980 - Crisis at Central High. (125 minutes TV movie) Director: Lamont Johnson. Cast: Joanne Woodward, Charles Durning. Summary: Story of the federally-ordered integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.(Based on an Elizabeth Huckaby memoir) (Drama, History)

  • 1980 - The Dogs of War. (102 minutes) (Based on the 1980 Frederick Forsythe novel.) (Drama, Action, Adventure)

  • 1980 - Fame. (130 minutes R) Director: Alan Parker. Cast: Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Eddie Barth, Laura Dean, Paul McCrane, Barry Miller, Gene Anthony Ray, Maureen Teefy. Summary: A focus on the dreams and aspirations of a group of talented and ambitious students at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts. (Drama, Teen film)

  • 1980 - Fame. (130 minutes R) Director: Alan Parker. Cast: Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Eddie Barth, Laura Dean, Paul McCrane, Barry Miller, Gene Anthony Ray, Maureen Teefy. Summary: A focus on the dreams and aspirations of a group of talented and ambitious students at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts. (Drama, Teen film)

  • 1980 - Gideon's Trumpet. (104 minutes NR TV movie) Director: Robert Collins. Cast: Henry Fonda, Jose Ferrer, John Houseman. Summary: The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy. (Based on the 1964/288 paged "Gideon's Trumpet: How One Man, a Poor Prisoner, Took His Case to the Supreme Court - and Changed the Law of the United States" by Anthony Lewis.)(Biography, Drama, History) (Biopic)

  • 1980 - Gloria. (123 minutes PG) Director: John Cassavetes. Cast: Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, Julie Carmen. Summary: When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York (Crime, Drama, Thriller)

  • 1980 - Heaven's Gate. (219 minutes R) Director: Cast: Michael Cimino, Joann Carelli, Kris Kristofferson, Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Walken, Sam Waterston. Summary: An accounting of the Johnson County War in 1890s Wyoming over the land between the homesteaders settling under the Homestead Act and the cattle people who were on the land first. [WYOMING](Drama, Action)

  • 1980 - Just Tell Me What You Want. (114 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Alan King, Ali MacGraw, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Tony Roberts, Dina Merrill. Summary: Romance amongst the rich of New York City. [NEW YORK] (Comedy-drama, Comedy)

  • 1980 - Kavik, the Wolf Dog. (104 minutes) Director: Peter Carter. Cast: Ronny Cox, John Ireland, Linda Sorenson, Andrew Ian McMillan, Chris Wiggins. Summary: An Alaskan boy's sled dog returns to his owner after being transported to Seattle. (Based on the Walt Morey novel. )(Action, Adventure, Drama)

  • 1980 - Masada. (131 minutes) Director: Boris Sagal. Cast: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera. Summary: In 70 A.D. the Romans sacked Jerusalem and a group of 980 fighting Jews fled to Herod's winter palace on the mountain of Masada where they remained for three years under siege by 10,000 Roman soldiers until the day when the Romans broke through the walls of the citadel only to find that the Jews had taken their lives rather than be mastered by Rome. [JERUSALEM/MIDDLE EAST] (Based on an Ernest Gann novel. )(Drama film/History)

  • 1980 - Mc Vicar. (112 minutes) Director: Tom Clegg. Cast: Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith, Cheryl Campbell, Steven Berkoff. Summary: Based on the true-life story of John McVicar who escaped from the high-security wing of a British prison and became known a "public enemy Number 1" [ENGLAND] (Drama film)

  • 1980 - Melvin and Howard. (95 minutes R) Director: Jonathan Demme. Cast: Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Michael T. Pollard. Summary: How Melvin Dummar met Howard Hughes in the Nevada desert - - or did he? (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1980 - Ordeal of Dr. Mudd. (143 minutes TV film) Director: Cast: Dennis Weaver, Susan Sullivan. Summary: Story of the Dr. Samuel Mudd, the doctor at whose house Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, stopped to have his leg set which made the doctor an accomplice, arrested, tried, and sentenced to life at Dry Tortuga, a prison island off the southwest coast of Florida. (Docudrama)

  • 1980 - Ordinary People. (124 minutes R) Director: Robert Redford. Cast: Timothy Hutton, Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland. Summary: The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son. (Based on the Judith Guest work.)(Drama, Coming-of-Age Fiction) (Best Picture Academy Award)

  • 1980 - Playing For Time. (140 minutes) Director: Daniel Mann. Screenplay: Arthur Miller. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Viveca Lindfors, Shirley Knight. Summary: True story of Fania Fenelon and a group of women in Auschwitz who survived by creating a small orchestra and playing for the Nazi officers. [GERMANY] (Drama/Music)

  • 1980 - Popeye. (115 minutes PG) Director: Robert Altman. Cast: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall. (Based on the Jules Feiffer screenplay.) (Cult film, Comedy music)

  • 1980 - Private Benjamin. (110 minutes R) Director: Howard Zieff. Cast: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber, Sam Wanamaker. Summary: A spoiled Philadelphia Jewish American Princess whose husband dies on her wedding night, has lost her sense of identity, joins the Army, and is stationed at Fort Biloxi, Mississippi. (Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 1980 - Raging Bull. (128 minutes R) Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana. Summary: Story of prizefighter Jake La Motta from his twenties through to middle age. [NEW YORK] (Based on the book by Jake LaMotta.) (Drama, Adventure, Sport, Biography)

  • 1980 - Resurrection. (103 minutes PG) Cast: Ellen Burstyn. Summary: A recently widowed woman in rural Kansas loses the use of her legs in a freak accident and realizes that she has the power to heal herself and others. [KANSAS] (Drama, Fantasy)

  • 1980 - Return of the Secaucus 7. (100 minutes) Director: John Sayles. Cast: Mark Arnott, Gordon Clapp, Maggie Cousineau, Adam LeFevre, Bruce MacDonald, Jean Passanante, Maggie Renzi. Summary: Seven friends reunite ten years after they were wrongfully bused in Secaucus, New Jersey, while on their way to the last demonstratin against the Vietnam War in Washington, D. C. (Drama)

  • 1980 - The Shining. (179 minutes R) Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers. Summary: A struggling writer takes a job as caretaker at a summer resort hotel during the winter season. (Based on the Stephen King novel.) (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1980 - The Sky Is Gray. (46 minutes TV movie) Director: Stan Lathan. Cast: Olivia Cole, James Bond III, Margaret Avery, Cleavon Little, Clinton Derricks-Carroll. Summary: A young boy's exposure to racism, poverty, and pride in 1940s Louisiana. [LOUISIANA] (Based on an Ernest J. Gaines story.) (Drama)

  • 1980 - Somewhere in Time. (108 minutes PG) Summary: A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel. (Based on a 1975/316 paged Richard Matheson novel.) (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Drama, Romance)

  • 1980 - Tell Me a Riddle. (90 minutes PG) Director: Lee Grant. Cast: Melvyn Douglas, Lila Kedrova, Brooke Adams. Summary: Touching story of elderly couple David and Eva who go on one last journey across the USA when they discover Eva is dying, ending up with their granddaughter Jeannie in San Francisco. (Based on the 1961/116 paged Tillie Olsen work.) (Drama)

  • 1980 - Tom Horn. (98 minutes R) Director: William Wiard. Cast: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Billy Green Bush, Slim Pickens. (Drama, Adventure, Crime, Biography)

  • 1980 - A Town Like Alice. (305 minutes TV miniseries) Director: David Stevens. Cast: Helen Morse, Bryan Brown, Gordon Jackson, Dorothy Alison, Yuki Shimoda. Summary: Follows the lives of an English captive and an Australian POW, who meet in Malaya during World War II. The two are separated first by their Japanese captors and then by the distance of passing years. When they finally reunite in the rugged outback of Australia, they face a new challenge as demanding as their wartime trials. [MALAYA] (Based on the Nevil Shute novel. )(Drama/Romance)

  • 1980 - Urban Cowboy. (135 minutes PG) Director: James Bridges. Cast: John Travolta, Debra Winger. (Based on the 1978 Esquire story, "Urban Cowboy" by Aaron Latham.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1980 - The Watcher in the Woods. (84 minutes PG) Director: John Hough. Cast: Bette Davis, Carroll Baker, David McCallum, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Ian Bannen, Richard Pasco. Summary: An American family moves their family to England for the summer, renting a large English manor from Mrs. Aylwood, the owner whose daughter disappeared 30 years previously. Spine-tingling suspense and supernatural involvement. [ENGLAND] (Fantasy, Thriller)

  • 1981 - Arthur. (97 minutes PG) Warner Brothers. Director: Steve Gordon. Screenplay: Steve Gordon. Cast: Dudley Moore, Liza Minelli, Stephen Elliott, John Gielgud. Summary: A rich alcoholic will lose all his family money if he does not marry the woman chosen for him by his parents. He doesn't love her .. but does love a shoplifter. [NEW YORK] (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1981 - Back Roads. (94 minutes R) Director: Martin Ritt. Music: Henry Mancini. Cast: Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Keith, Miriam Colon. Summary: Hitchhikers drift west to California from Mobile, Alabama. [ALABAMA/CALIFORNIA] (Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 1981 - Berlin Tunnel 21. (141 minutes TV film) Director: Richard Michaels. Cast: Richard Thomas, Horst Buchholz, Jose Ferrer, Jacques Breuer, Nicolas Farrell, Ute Christensen. Summary: An American soldier in 1961 Berlin cannot get his girlfriend from East Berlin, so he attempts to sneak her out. [GERMANY] (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1981 - Body Heat. (113 minutes R) Director: Lawrence Kasdan. Cast: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, Mickey Rourke. Summary: A Florida attorney is maneuvered by the wife of a wealthy and dishonest businessman with whom he is having an affair to kill her husband. [FLORIDA](Drama, Adventure, Film Noir)

  • 1981 - The Cannonball Run. (95 minutes PG) Director: Hal Needham. Cast: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett. Summary: Illegal cross-country road race. (Action, Comedy, Sport)

  • 1981 - Chariots of Fire. (123 minutes PG) Director: Hugh Hudson. Theme: Integrity. (Drama, Sport)

  • 1981 - The Chosen. (105 minutes PG) Director: Jeremy Paul Kagan. Cast: Robby Benson, Rod Steiger, Maximilian Schell. Summary: The conflict between friendship and family loyalty for two Jewish young men in 1940s Brooklyn. (Based on the 1967/304 paged Chaim Potok novel.) [NEW YORK] (Historical period drama, Drama)

  • 1981 - Cutter's Way. (109 minutes R) Director: Ivan Passer. (Based on the 1976/320 paged "Cutter and Bone" by Newton Thornburg.)(Mystery, Crime, Drama)

  • 1981 - Das Boot. (209 minutes R) Director: Wolfgang Petersen. Cast: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann. Summary: In the autumn of 1941, forty-three young German sailors aboard U-96 enter the war against Britain seeking adventure, respect, and heroism. [GERMANY] (Drama Film, Thriller)

  • 1981 - Endless Love. (116 minutes R) Director: Franco Zeffirelli. Cast: Brooke Shields, Tom Cruise. (Based on the 1979 Scott Spencer work.)(Coming of age, Drama)

  • 1981 - First Monday in October. (98 minutes R) Director: Ronald Neame. Cast: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh. Summary: The day the Supreme Court meets each year and this year, the first woman becomes a Chief Justice. (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1981 - For Your Eyes Only. (128 minutes PG)(Based on an Ian Fleming work.)(Thriller, Action, Drama)

  • 1981 - The French Lieutenant's Woman. (129 minutes R) Director: Karel Reisz. Cast: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons. (Based on a John Fowles work.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1981 - The Howling. (91 minutes R) Director: Joe Dante. Cast: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee. (Based on Gary Brandner "Howling Trilogy" series.)

  • 1981 - The Incredible Shrinking Woman. (88 minutes PG) Director: Joel Schumacher. Screenplay: Jane Wagner. Cast: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin. (Based on 1956/201 paged Richard Matheson's "The Incredible Shrinking Man.") (Comedy, Science Fiction)

  • 1981 - On Golden Pond. (105 minutes PG) Directon: Mark Rydell. Cast: Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda. (Based on the 1981/191 paged Ernest Thompson novel.) 1982 Best Actress, Katherine Hepburn. (Drama)

  • 1981 - The Postman Always Rings Twice. (123 minutes) Director: Bob Rafelson. Cast: Jessica Lange, Jack Nicholson, John Colicos. (Based on the 1934/116 paged James Cain novel.) [CALIFORNIA] (Drama, Adventure, Film Noir, Crime, Mystery) (see the 1946 version)

  • 1981 - Pride of Jesse Hallam. (105 minutes TV movie) Director: Gary Nelson. Cast: Johnny Cash, Brenda Vaccaro, Ben Marley, Eli Wallach. Summary: Jesse Hallam, an illiterate coal miner from Kentucky, moves to Cincinnati so that his daughter may receive spinal surgery. Determined to support his family in the city, he decides he must learn how to read and write as an adult, and resolves to graduate from high school. (Drama)[KENTUCKY]

  • 1981 - Prince of the City. (243 minutes R) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Fofonly. (Based on the 1978/ 311 paged Robert Daley novel.) (Crime, Drama)

  • 1981 - Quest for Fire. (101 minutes R) Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud. (Based on the 1911 French novel by J.H. Rosny, Sr.) (Fantasy, Science fiction film)

  • 1981 - Raggedy Man. (94 minutes) Director: Jack Fisk. Cast: Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, William Sanderson, Tracey Walter, Sam Shepard, Henry Thomas. Summary: In a small Texas Gulf Coast Town, a World War II divorcee tries to raise her two sons and improve her life. (Drama)

  • 1981 - Ragtime. (155 minutes) Director: Milos Forman. Cast: James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Pat O'Brien, Donald O'Connor, Elizabeth McGovern, Mary Steenburgen. Summary: New York City at the turn of the century. (Based on 1994/320 paged E. L. Doctorow novel.) [NEW YORK] (Drama)

  • 1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark. (115 minutes PG) Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Wolf Kahler, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey. Summary: Indiana Jones, archaeologist and adventurer, seeks the Lost Ark with a stop off in Nepal and then on to Egypt. (Fantasy, Action, Drama)

    Director: Steven Spielberg: Amblin' (1969); Duel (1971); Sugarland Express (1973); Jaws (1975); Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

  • 1981 - Skokie. (121 minutes PG-13) Director: Herbert Wise. Cast: Danny Kaye, Brian Dennehy, Eli Wallach, Kim Hunter, Carl Reiner. Summary: In the late 1970s, the predominantly Jewish Skokie, Illinois is threatened by neo-Nazism. [ILLINOIS] (Drama, Docudrama)

  • 1981 - Ticket to Heaven. (119 minutes PG) Director: Ralph L. Thomas. Cast: Kim Cattrall, Nick Mancuso, Meg Foster. (Based on Josh Freed's 1978 newspaper series and 1980 "Moonwebs") (Drama, Indie film)

  • 1981 - Whose Life Is It, Anyway?. (118 minutes R) Director: John Badham. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Christine Lahti, Bob Balaban, Kenneth McMillan, Kaki Hunter, Janet Eilber. Summary: Focuses on the theme of an individual's right to choose the manner of his own death, when an automobile accident renders a Boston sculptor a quadraplegic. (Drama)

  • 1982 - Author! Author!. (110 minutes PG) Director: Arthur Hiller. Cast: Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Alan King, Tuesday Weld. Summary: A playwright is left with five biological and by-marriage kids to raise when his wife leaves him. [NEW YORK] (Drama, Romance)

  • 1982 - Barbarosa. (90 minutes PG) Director: Fred Schepisi. Cast: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey. Summary: A pair of outcasts on the run meet in Mexico. [MEXICO] (Action, Adventure, Buddy film)

  • 1982 - Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (114 minutes R) Director: Colin Higgins. Cast: Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise. (Comedy music, Musical)

  • 1982 - Cannery Row. (120 minutes PG) Director: David S. Ward. Cast: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger. [fishing village] (Based on the 1945/208 paged John Steinbeck novel.) (Drama, Romance)

    LI>1982 - Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. (110 minutes PG) Director: Robert Altman. Cast: Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black, Sudie Bond, Kathy Bates, Marta Heflin. Summary: The twenty-year reunion of the Disciples of James Dean, a group formed by a group of high school friends from a small Texas town. [TEXAS] (Drama, Indie film)

  • 1982 - The Executioner's Song. (157 minutes) Director: Lawrence Schiller. Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Rosanna Arquette, Eli Wallach, Christine Lahti. Summary: Gary Gilmore's attempt to get Utah to enforce the death sentence upon him. [Based on the 1979/1056 paged Norman Mailer novel.] (Drama, Biography)

  • 1982 - Fast Times at Ridgemont High. (92 minutes R) Director: Amy Heckerling. Cast: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Phoebe Cates. Summary: The loves and lives of students from Southern California's Ridgemont High, most of whom have jobs at the local mall. [CALIFORNIA] (Based on "Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story" by Cameron Crowe.)(Drama, Teen film)

  • 1982 - Frances. (140 minutes R) Director: Graeme Clifford. Cast: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Jeffrey DeMunn, Christopher Pennock, Sam Shepard. Summary: Story of Hollywood actress, Frances Farmer. (Indie film, Drama)

  • 1982 - Gandhi. (188 minutes PG) Director: Richard Attenborough. Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Martin Sheen, John Mills, Trevor Howard. Summary: Life of the Indian leader. [INDIA] (Drama film, Biography)

  • 1982 - The Grey Fox. (92 minutes) Director: Phillip Borsos. Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue, Timothy Webber. Summary: Canadian gentleman bandit, Bill Miner, was released from San Quentin Prison on June 17, 1901, after serving thirty-three years for robbing stagecoaches. [CANADA] (Drama, Action, Adventure)

  • 1982 - The Highest Honour. (143 minutes) Directors: Peter Maxwell and Seiji Maruyama. Cast: John Howard, Atsuo Nakamura, Stuart Wilson. Summary: The true story of a daring raid on Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour by Australian and British troops during WWII. The friendship between World War II enemies - - an Australian army officer and a Japanese security officer. [JAPAN] (Based on a Yuzuru Shinozaki book.) (Drama, War)

  • 1982 - Honky Tonk Man. (122 minutes PG) Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire. Summary: Character study of an alcoholic country singer on his way to Nashville for an audition at the Grand Ole Opry during the Depression. (Drama, Comedy music)

  • 1982 - Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal. (95 minutes TV movie) Director: Glenn Jordan. Cast: Marsha Mason, Bob Gunton, Penny Fuller. Summary: In the 1970s, a housewife-turned activist fights for justice for the residents of Niagara Falls after discovering that homes were built over a toxic waste dump. [NEW YORK] (Drama)

  • 1982 - Man from Snowy River. (115 minutes PG) Director: George Miller. Cast: Tom Burlinson, Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson, Bruce Kerr. Summary: This Australian western develops the growth of a mountain man as he gets involved with a rancher's family. (Based on 1890 poem by Banjo Paterson) [AUSTRALIA] (Drama, Romance)

  • 1982 - Missing. (122 minutes PG) Director: Constantin Costa-Gavras. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, John Shea, Melanie Mayron, Janice Rule. Summary: The father and wife of a journalist disappears during a bloody coup in South America. (Based on the Thomas Hauser work.) (Thriller, Mystery, Drama)

  • 1982 - Night Shift. (105 minutes R) Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Henry Winkler, Shelley Long, Michael Keaton. Summary: A morgue worker is talked into running a call girl service by a hooker and becomes a pimp from a New York morgue. [NEW YORK] (Comedy, Sex comedy)

  • 1982 - The Return of Martin Guerre. (123 minutes) Director: Daniel Vigne. Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Roger Planchon. Summary: Focus on a real 16th century court case in which a man who has been away at the wars for years returns to his family and village and cannot prove his identity. [FRANCE] (Mystery, Crime film, Drama)

  • 1982 - Secret of NIMH. (82 minutes G) Voices: Dom DeLuise, Peter Straus, John Carradine. Summary: Rats at the National Institute of Mental Health are used in experiments. [MARYLAND] (Based on the 1970/233 paged children's book, "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" by Robert C. O'Brien.) (Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction)

  • 1982 - Silent Rage. (105 minutes R) Director: Michael Miller. Cast: Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Stephen Furst. Summary: In Paris, Texas, a Texas sheriff contends with a psychotic killer. [TEXAS] (Slasher, Thriller)

  • 1982 - Sophie's Choice. (157 minutes R) Director: Alan J. Pakula. Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol. Summary: A man witnesses an affair between a concentration camp survivor and a charming biologist and falls in love with that woman. [NEW YORK] (Based on the 1979/562 paged William Styron novel.) (Drama, Romance) (Best actress to Meryl Streep.)

  • 1982 - Tex. (103 minutes) Director: Tim Hunter. Cast: Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Ben Johnson, Emilio Estevez, Meg Tilly, Frances Lee McCain. Summary: Two Utah brothers, one 18 and one 16 years old, struggle to raise each other with a deceased mother and a disappearing father. (Based on an S. E. Hinton novel.) (Drama)

  • 1982 - Tootsie. (119 minutes PG) Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Charles Durning. Summary: An out-of-work actor disguises himself as a woman to get a job and becomes a big soap opera star. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS) (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1982 - The Verdict. (129 minutes R) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Paul Newman, James Mason, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden. Summary: An alcoholic Boston lawyer redeems his professional career in a malpractice case. [MASSACHUSETTS] (Drama, Trial drama)

  • 1982 - Victor/Victoria. (133 minutes PG) Director: Blake Edwards. Cast: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS) (Romance, Musical)

  • 1982 - A Woman Called Golda. (240 minutes TV movie) Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Ned Beatty. Summary: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (Drama, History) (Biopic)

  • 1983 - All the Right Moves. (91 minutes R) Director: Michael Chapman. Cast: Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Christopher Penn, Lea Thompson. Summary: A blue-collar high school senior tries to get out of his Pennsylvania mill town with a football scholarship. (Coming of Age, Sport)

  • 1983 - Another Time, Another Place. (102 minutes) Director: Michael Radford. Cast: Phyllis Logan, Giovanni Mauriello. Summary: In 1944 Scotland, a woman 15 years younger than her husband falls in love with one of the three Italian POWs staying at their farm. [SCOTLAND] (Drama)

  • 1983 - Bad Boys. (123 minutes R) Director: Rick Rosenthal. Cast: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry, Esai Morales, Ally Sheedy. Summary: Two Chicago young men vow to kill each other in prison. [ILLINOIS] (Thriller, Drama)

  • 1983 - The Big Chill. (103 minutes R) Director: Lawrence Kasdan. Cast: Tom Berenger, William Hurt, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, JoBeth Williams, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly. Summary: A group of 1960s Michigan college friends who were anti-establishment have a weekend reunion where they re-examine their lives when they attend the funeral of one of their friends. [MICHIGAN] (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1983 - Black Stallion Returns. (93 minutes) Director: Robert Dalva. Cast: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Teri Garr, Allen Garfield, Woody Strode. Summary: A boy must journey to Africa to find the stallion stolen by an Arab chieftain. [Based on a Walter Farley novel.] [AFRICA] (Drama, Coming of Age)

  • 1983 - Cross Creek. (122 minutes PG) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Alfre Woodard, Peter Coyote. Summary: Focuses on the life of author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1983 - The Dresser. (118 minutes PG) Director: Peter Yates. Cast: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox. Summary: An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear. (Drama)

  • 1983 - Flashdance. (95 minutes) Director: Adrian Lyne. Cast: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala. Summary: A female welder dreams of becoming a successful dancer.

  • 1983 - Gorky Park. (128 minutes R) Director: Michael Apted. Cast: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Joanna Pacula, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen, Alexander Knox. Summary: When three mutilated bodies are found in a Moscow park, a Russian policeman must find the killer. [Based on a Martin Cruz Smith novel.] [RUSSIA] (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1983 - Gregory the Terrible Eater; Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport. (60 minutes - Reading Rainbow) Narrator: LeVar Burton.

  • 1983 - The Kingfisher. (80 minutes TV movie) Director: James Celian Jones. Cast: Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller, Cyril Cusack. Summary: Cecil discovers that his love Evelyn that got away 50 years ago has been recently widowed and is passing by his home on the way to the funeral. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1983 - Local Hero. (111 minutes PG) Cast: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert. Summary: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected. (Comedy, Drama)

  • 1983 - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. (120 minutes R) Director: Nagisa Oshima. Cast: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi, Jack Thompson. Summary: Clash of cultures in a 1942 prisoner-or-war camp in Java. [JAVA] (Drama, War)

  • 1983 - The Outsiders. (91 minutes) Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Leif Garrett, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane. Summary: Growing-up teenagers conflict between "the greasers" and "the socs" in 1966 Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Based on S. E. Hinton's 1967/192 paged novel.) (Crime, Drama, Coming of Age)

  • 1983 - Risky Business. (99 minutes) Director: Paul Brickman. Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca DeMornay, Curtis Armstrong, Bronson Pinchot, Raphael Sbarge, Nicholas Pryor, Richard Masur. Summary: When his parents go on vacation, a young man cuts loose, hires a hooker, and has a house party. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1983 - Table For Five. (122 minutes PG) Director: Robert Lieberman. Cast: Jon Voight, Richard Crenna, Millie Perkins. Summary: Attempting to bond with his children, a divorced man takes his three youngsters on a Mediterranean cruise. [MEDITERRANEAN] (Indie film/Drama)

  • 1983 - Terms of Endearment. (129 minutes) Director: James L. Brooks. Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny De Vito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow. Summary: Follows the relationships of a mother, an eccentric Houston, Texas widow, and her strong-willed daughter traced over 30 years.

  • 1983 - Tiger Town. (76 minutes) Director: Alan Shapiro. Cast: Roy Scheider, Justin Henry. Summary: A young boy "wishes" a legendary baseball player in his last year to success. [MICHIGAN]

  • 1983 - To Be or Not to Be. (minutes) Director: Alan Johnson. Cast: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Tim Matheson. Summary: Two Polish actors try to outwit Nazis in 1939 Warsaw as World War II breaks out. [POLAND] (Drama/Comedy)

  • 1983 - Tom Horn. (90 minutes) Director: William Wiard. Cast: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth. Summary: 1800 Wyoming

  • 1983 - Uncommon Valor. (105 minutes R) Director: Ted Kotcheff. Cast: Gene Hackman, Robert Stack, Fred Ward. Summary: A retired U. S. marine returns to VIETNAM with his own mission members to search for and return his POW marine son after learning ten years after he was listed as missing in action that he might still be alive. [VIETNAM] (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1983 - Yentl. (133 minutes PG) Director: Barbra Streisand. Cast: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin. Summary: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.(Drama, Romance, Musical)

  • 1984 - The Bear. (112 minutes) Director: Richard C. Sarafian. Cast: Gary Busey, Jon-Erik Hexum, Eric Hipple, Harry Dean Stanton. Summary: Biography of Paul "Bear" Bryant, University of Alabama football coach who coached for Kentucky, Texas, and Alabama.

  • 1984 - Birdy. (120 minutes) Director: Alan Parker. Cast: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron, Karen Young. Summary: A young man from South Philadelphia wants to be a bird and fly, but this obsession is helpful after the horrors of Vietnam.

  • 1984 - Cal. (102 minutes) Director: Pat O'Connor. Cast: Helen Mirren, John Lynch, Donal McCann. Summary: A teenager in 1984 Northern Ireland attempts to sever his ties to the IRA and is forced to seek help from the widow of the policeman he helped murder. [IRELAND] (Drama film/Thriller)

  • 1984 - Children of the Corn. (92 minutes) Director: Fritz Kiersch. Cast: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton. Summary: All the children in a midwestern farming town are mesmerized by a young preacher to slaughter adults. [Based on a Stephen King novel.]

  • 1984 - The Cotton Club. (128 minutes) Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, James Remar, Gregory Hines, Lonette McKee. Summary: Two pairs of brothers, one black and one white, in Harlem's most famous nightclub. [NEW YORK]

  • 1984 - Fatal Vision. (185 minutes) Director: David Greene. Cast: Karl Malden, Eva Maria Saint, Barry Newman, Gary Cole. Summary: Based on the 1970 murder of the pregnant wife of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald suspected of murder by his father-in-law and eventually convicted.

  • 1984 - Flash of Green. (118 minutes) Director: Victor Nunez. Cast: Ed Harris. Summary: A bored Florida reporter helps a county official get approved for a housing project. [Based on a John D. MacDonald novel.]

  • 1984 - Ghostbusters. (107 minutes) Director: Ivan Reitman. Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis. Summary: A special organization fights evil spirits. [NEW YORK]

  • 1984 - House of Dies Drear. (116 minutes) Cast: Howard Rollins, Jr., Moses Gunn, Shavar Ross, Gloria Foster, Clarence Williams III. Summary: A black historian moves his family to an Ohio college where he will be a professor and live in a house, once connected to the Underground Railroad. [Based on the Virginia Hamilton novel.]

  • 1984 - The Karate Kid. (127 minutes PG) (Drama, Sport)

  • 1984 - The Killing Fields. (142 minutes R) Director: Roland Joffe. Cast: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Craig T. Nelson. Summary: The experiences of New York Times correspondent Sidney Schanberg during the war in Cambodia and his friendship with Dith Pran, a Cambodian guide and self-proclaimed journalist. [CAMBODIA] (Drama film/History)

  • 1984 - Missing in Action. (101 minutes R) Director: Joseph Zito. Cast: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, Leonore Kasdorf, James Hong, David Tress. Summary: Colonel James Braddock, a former Vietnam prisoner of war, attempts to free other Americans he believes are still there. [VIETNAM] (Thriller/Action/Drama)

  • 1984 - Moscow on the Hudson. (115 minutes) Director: Paul Mazursky. Cast: Robin Williams, Maria Conchita Alonso. Theme: The Spirit of America Summary: When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined. (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1984 - The Natural. (134 minutes PG) Director: Barry Levinson. Cast: Robert Reddford, Kim Basinger, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Wilford Brimley, Richard Farnsworth. Summary: Story of a gifted baseball player playing for a New York team. [Based on the 1952/231 paged Bernard Malamud novel.] Theme: Redemption [NEW YORK] (Sport, Historical period Drama)

  • 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)

  • 1984 - Protocol. (96 minutes) Director: Herbert Ross. Cast: Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Gail Strickland. Summary: An airhead evolves into an efficient diplomatic representative of her country.

  • 1984 - The River. (122 minutes PG-13) Director: Mark Rydell. Cast: Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn. Summary: A Tennessee farming couple defend their farm against man and nature. [TENNESSEE] (Drama)

  • 1984 - Romancing the Stone. (106 minutes PG) Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Alfonso Arau, Manuel Ojeda. Summary: A jungle hunter helps a writer of romances find her kidnapped sister in South America while experiencing adventures. (Action/Romance)

  • 1984 - Silkwood. (128 minutes R) Director: Mike Nichols. Cast: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson, Fred Ward, Sudie Bond. Summary: Story of Karen Silkwood, a 28-year old worker in a Cimarron, Oklahoma nuclear power plant, her union activism, and her attempts to expose the dangers of plutonium poisoning. (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1984 - A Soldier's Story. (102 minutes) Director: Norman Jewison. Cast: Howard Rollins, Jr., Denzel Washington, Patti La Belle. Summary: Combination of a murder mystery, a character study, and a drama based on racial hatred. [Based on a Charles Fuller novel.] [LOUISIANA]

  • 1984 - Stone Boy. (93 minutes) Director: Christopher Cain. Cast: Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Linda Hamilton, Wilfred Brimley. Summary: After a boy accidentally shoots his older brother whom he loved, he begins to lose touch with reality. [MONTANA]

  • 1984 - Tango and Cash. (104 minutes) Director: Andrei Konchalovsky. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Jack Palance. Summary: Two rival Los Angeles policemen pursue an international crimelord who has set them up.

  • 1984 - Tightrope. (115 minutes) Director: Richard Tuggle. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Genevieve Bujold. Summary: A suspense thriller with a New Orleans homocide inspector with an S & M fetish being suspected of the crime he is investigating. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1984 - Wild Rose. (96 minutes) Director: John Hanson. Cast: Lisa Eichhorn, Tom Bower. Summary: A social commentary and love story set in and around the Minnesota iron ore fields. [MINNESOTA]

  • 1984 - Words by Heart. (116 minutes) Director: Robert Thompson. Cast: Alfre Woodard, Charlotte Rae, Robert Hooks. Summary: The only black family living in an all-white Missouri town faces prejudice at the turn of the century. [A WoNderworks presentation based on the Ouida Sebestyen book] [MISSOURI]

  • 1985 - Alamo Bay. (105 minutes) Director: Louis Malle. Cast: Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Ho Nguyen, Donald Moffat. Summary: Vietnamese refugees arrive in the Gulf Coast of Texas seeking opportunity and finding the Ku Klux Klan.

  • 1985 - And the Children Shall Lead. (58 minutes) (Wonderworks series) Cast: Danny Glover, LeVar Burton, Denise Nicholas, Beah Richards, Andrew Prine, Whitman Mayo, Amanda Peterson, Jamila Perry, Pam Potillo. Summary: In 1964 Catesville, Mississippi, friction resulsts between racial groups when the Freedom riders and civil rights activists come to town to create a voter registration drive. [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1985 - Anne of Green Gables. (240 minutes) Director: Kevin Sullivan. Cast: Megan Follows, Richard Farnsworth, Colleen Dewhurst. Summary: In 1908, Anne is taken as a foster child into the Prince Edward Island home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert [based on L. M. Montgomery's novel] [PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND] (Based on L.M. Montgomery's novel.) (Drama)

  • 1985 - Breakfast Club. (100 minutes) Director: John Hughes. Cast: Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall. Summary: During weekend detention class, a group of high school misfits get to be friends. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1985 - Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom. Cast: Melba Moore, Ned Beatty. [GEORGIA]

  • 1985 - Cocoon. (117 minutes) Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon. Summary: Story of illegal aliens and the senior citizens living in a Florida old age home who helped them evade the law and escape back to their home. (Based on the David Saperstein 1985/256 paged novel.) (Drama)

  • 1985 - Code of Silence. (102 minutes) Director: Andrew Davis. Cast: Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Dennis Farina, Mike Genovese. Summary: A Chicago policeman takes on the mob and corrupt police officers. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1985 - The Color Purple. (130 minutes) Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey. Summary: The growth of a mistreated black woman from 1909 - 1947. (Based on the Alice Walker novel.) [GEORGIA] (Drama)

  • 1985 - Desperately Seeking Susan. (103 minutes) Director: Susan Seidelman. Cast: Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Madonna, Laurie Metcalf. Summary: A bored housewife enlivens her life by following the personal column love adventures of the mysterious Susan, meeting her by chance, and changing lives with her.

  • 1985 - Emerald Forest. (110 minutes R) Director: John Boorman. Cast: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Charley Boorman. Summary: Story of Bill Markham, an American engineer, who goes to the Amazon jungle to build a dam only to have his 5-year old son stolen by a native tribe known as the Invisible People. Markham spends ten years searching for his son. (Drama film/Action)

  • 1985 - Fandango. (91 minutes PG) Summary: College buddies go on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border from Texas prior to Vietnam uncertainties. (Comedy, Drama)

  • 1985 - Fool For Love. (108 minutes) Director: Robert Altman. Cast: Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Randy Quaid. Summary: A cowboy-stuntman continues his romantic pursuit of a woman in spite of her objections.

  • 1985 - Gulag. (120 minutes) Director: Roger Young. Cast: David Keith, Malcolm McDowell. Summary: An American athlete is shipped to a Soviet prison camp. [RUSSIA] (Drama/Political Drama)

  • 1985 - The Journey of Natty Gann. (101 minutes) Director: Jeremy Kagan. Cast: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack. Summary: In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there. (Coming of Age, Adventure, Drama, Family drama)

  • 1985 - Kiss of the Spider Woman. (119 minutes R) Director: Hector Babencio. Cast: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga. Summary: In a Latin American prison, two cellmates reveal that they are both victims of society. (Based on novel by Manuel Puig 1976/288 ps.) (Drama)

  • 1985 - The Long Hot Summer. (193 minutes) Director: Stuart Cooper. Cast: Ava Gardner, Judith Ivey, Don Johnson, Jason Robards. Summary: A drifter in town fascinates the women, alienates the men, and aggravates the town's monied redneck. [Based on a William Faulkner novel.] [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1985 - Master Harold and the Boys. (90 minutes) Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Zakes Mokae, John Kani. [Based on the 1982 play of Athol Fugard] Summary: A white English boy in a small family-owned tea room in 1950s Port Elizabeth, South Africa is led to manhood by a black servant after his crippled, alcoholic father is released from a hospital. [SOUTH AFRICA] (Drama)

  • 1985 - Missing in Action 2: The Beginning. (95 minutes) Director: Lance Hool. Cast: Chuck Norris, Soon-Teck Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta. Summary: Prequel to "Missing in Action" tells of escape from a Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp after 10 years of imprisonment. [VIETNAM] (Action/Adventure)

  • 1985 - Murder With Mirrors. (100 minutes) Director: Dick Lowry. Cast: Helen Hayes, Bette Davis, John Mills, Leo McKern. Summary: In England, spinster sleuth Jane Marple comes to the aid of an old friend, whose ancestral home is threatened, and whose life seems to be threatened by slow poisoning. (Based on Agatha Christie's novel.) [ENGLAND] (Television film/Thriller)

  • 1985 - Murphy's Romance. (107 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Sally Field, James Garner. Theme: Aging pharmacist in a small Arizona town finds romance with a young mother.

  • 1985 - Out of Africa. (160 minutes PG) Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen, Malick Bowens, Michael Gough, Suzanna Hamilton. Summary: Based on the life of Isak Dinesen focusing on two individualists in love with each other and the land in which they live. (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1985 - Pale Rider. (Justice theme)(Drama/Western)

  • 1985 - Prizzi's Honor. (130 minutes) Director: John Huston. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Angelica Huston, Kathleen Turner. Summary: A Mafia hit man falls in love with a mystery woman who turns out to be a hitman hired to kill him. [NEW YORK]

  • 1985 - St. Elmo's Fire. (110 minutes) Director: Joel Schumacher. Cast: Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson. Summary: Follows the graduation from Georgetown University of a group of 1980 classmates and how their lives developed. [WASHINGTON, D. C.]

  • 1985. Shoah. (503 minutes) New Yorker Films. Director: Claude Lanzmann. [EUROPE] [MIDDLE EAST] (Jewish Experience) (Drama film/War)

  • 1985 - Silverado. (133 minutes) Director: Lawrence Kasdan. Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan. Cast: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner. (Drama/Western)

  • 1985 - The Slugger's Wife. (105 minutes) Director: Hal Ashby. Cast: Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca DeMornay, Martin Ritt, Randy Quaid, Cleavant Derricks. Summary: An Atlanta Braves baseball player pursues and marries an up-and-coming rock star and does not give her any space to be herself causing her to follow her career. [GEORGIA]

  • 1985 - Starman. (115 minutes) Director: John Carpenter. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Richard Jaeckel. Summary: An alien arrives at a remote cabin in Wisconsin when his spacecraft is shot down, meets a young widow, clones himself as her husband, and convinces the widow to drive him to Arizona for pickup by his mother ship within three days.

  • 1985 - Sweet Dreams. (115 minutes) Director: Karel Reisz. Cast: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth. Summary: Story of Patsy Cline, country and western singer.

  • 1985 - Tampopo. (95 minutes) Director: Juzo Itami. Cast: Nobuko Miyamoto. Cast: A Japanese noodle western spoofs food with a passion as a female diner owner learns to create the perfect noodle soup with the aid of her truckdriver mentor. [JAPAN] (Comedy/Western)

  • 1985 - Three Sovereigns for Sarah. (171 minutes) Director: Philip Leacock. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave. Summary: Revelation of how the 1620s Salem witch trials were motivated by the desire for land. [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1985 - Trip to Bountiful. (108 minutes PG) (Based on the 1954/71 paged play by Horton Foote.) (Drama, Indie film)

  • 1985 - Vertigo. (128 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Summary: A San Francisco detective who has a fear of heights is hired to shadow an old friend's wife with whom he falls in love.

  • 1985 - Volunteers. (105 minutes R) Director: Nicholas Meyer. Cast: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson. Peace Corps in 1962s Thailand. [THAILAND] (Buddy film/Comedy)

  • 1985 - Wacky World of Wills and Burke. (97 minutes) Director: Bob Weis. Cast: Garry McDonald, Kim Gyngell, Nicole Kidman, Colin Hay. Summary: Parody of the 1860s true story of explorers crossing Australia by camel. (Drama/Parody/Comedy)

  • 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)

  • 1986 - As Summers Die. (87 minutes) Director: Jean-Claude Tramont. Cast: Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bette Davis, Beah Richards. Summary: In 1959, Georgia, an oil land dispute surfaces with a black woman. [GEORGIA]

  • 1986 - Brighton Beach Memoirs. (110 minutes) Director: Gene Saks. Cast: Jonathan Silverman, Blythe Danner, Bob Dishy, Brian Drillinger, Stacey Glick, Judith Ivey, Lisa Waltz. Summary: Neil Simon's adolescence. [NEW YORK]

  • 1986 - The Color of Money. (120 minutes R) Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Summary: Fast Eddie Felson mentors pool hustling.(Based on a Walter Tevis novel.) (Drama, Sport)

  • 1986 - Crocodile Dundee. (98 minutes) Director: Peter Faiman. Cast: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Mark Blum, David Gulpilil, Michael Lombard. Summary: A New York reporter travels to Australia to meet a crocodile hunter and bring him to New York. [NEW YORK] (Drama/Comedy/Adventure)

  • 1986 - 84 Charing Cross Road. (99 minutes) Director: David Jones. Cast: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham. Summary: Based on the life of Helene Hanff, a New York writer and reader of English literature, who begins, in 1949, a twenty year correspondence with a London bookseller. [NEW YORK][ENGLAND]

  • 1986 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off. (104 minutes) Director: John Hughes. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Charlie Sheen, Cindy Pickett, Lyman Ward. Summary: A high school boy pretends to be ill in order to have the day off. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1986 - Hannah and Her Sisters. (106 minutes) Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Hershey, Lloyd Nolan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Daniel Stern, Max Von Sydow, Dianne Wiest. Summary: Story of three women and the relationships they have with one another touching on life, death, love, lust, religion and adultery. [NEW YORK]

  • 1986 - Heartburn. (108 minutes) Director: Mike Nichols. Cast: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton, Stockard Channing, Richard Masur, Catherine O'Hara, Milos Forman. Summary: Nora Ephron's separation from Carl Bernstein (Based on the 1983/179 paged Nora Ephron novel.) [NEW YORK] (Drama)

  • 1986 - Hoosiers. (114 minutes) Director: David Anspaugh. Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley. Summary: Hickory High's untraditional coach has them at the 1951 state championships. [INDIANA]

  • 1986 - Hotel Du Lac. (75 minutes) Director: Giles Foster. Cast: Anna Massey, Denholm Elliott, Googie Withers, Julia McKenzie, Patricia Hodge. Summary: A London romance writer is exiled to a Swiss lakefront hotel on the off season to get over her lover, work on a new novel, and reflect on her life while observing her fellow guests. [SWITZERLAND; ENGLAND] (Drama)

  • 1986 - Jesse James. (105 minutes) Director: Henry King. Cast: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly. [MISSOURI]

  • 1986 - Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry. (95 minutes TV movie) Director: George Schaefer. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Harold Gould. Summary: A widow falls in love with her Jewish doctor - to her and his children's objection. (Drama, Romance, Comedy)

  • 1986 - Mosquito Coast. (117 minutes PG) Director: Peter Weir. Cast: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Conrad Roberts, Andre Gregory, Martha Plimpton. Summary: Fed up with the materialistic life in the United States, a man takes his wife and four children to the wilds of the Mosquito Coast attempting to be similar to the Swiss Family Robinson. (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1986 - Native Son. (101 minutes) Director: Jerrold Freedman. Cast: Victor Love, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth McGovern, Matt Dillon, Oprah Winfrey, Akosua Busia, Carroll Baker, Art Evans, David Rasche, Lane Smith, John McMartin. Summary: In 1940s Chicago, a poor 19-year-old black man gets a job working for a wealthy white family whose daughter, a follower of the communist party, befriends him and tragically dies at his hands causing a trial. [CHICAGO, ILLINOIS]

  • 1986 - No Mercy. (107 minutes) Director: Richard Pearce. Cast: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger. Summary: A Chicago cop travels to New Orleans to avenge the murder of his partner. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1986 - Nothing in Common. (120 minutes PG) Director: Garry Marshall. Cast: Tom Hanks, Eva Marie Saint. (Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 1986 - * Platoon. (120 minutes R) Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, John C. McGinley. Summary: Vietnam diary of a green GI and his good guy/bad guy sergeants. [VIETNAM] (Drama/Action)

  • 1986 - Pretty in Pink. (96 minutes) Director: Howard Deutch. Cast: Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader. Summary: A young girl from a low-income part of Chicago mets a well-to-do guy, causing her childhood friend to become jealous. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1986 - Raw Deal. (107 minutes) Director: John Irvin. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Darren McGavin, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar, Steven Hill. Summary: A former FBI agent is recruited to infiltrate the Chicago mob. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1986 - The Runaway Train. (112 minutes) Director: Andrei Konchalovsky. Cast: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca DeMornay, John P. Ryan, Kenneth McMillan, Kyle T. Heffner, T. K. Carter. Summary: Two convicts from the Stonehaven Maximum Security Prison in Alaska escape from the prison and a ruthless guard, stowaboard a train whose engineer unknowingly has just had a heart attack, and speed across the wintery countryside while the railroad control system attempts to protect others along the tracks.

  • 1986 - Running Scared. (107 minutes) Director: Peter Hyams. Cast: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel, Joe Pantoliano, Jimmy Smits. Summary: Chicago detectives are after a drug dealer. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1986 - Salvador. (120 minutes R) Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: James Woods, John Savage, James Belushi, Michael Murphy, Elpidia Carrillo, Tony Plana, Cynthia Gibb. Summary: Events in El Salvador around 1980 - 1981 revealed from the perspective of screenwriter-photojournalist Richard Boyle. (Thriller/Indie film)

  • 1986 - Something Wild. (113 minutes) Director: Jonathan Demme. Cast: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Margaret Colin, Tracey Walter. Summary: An one-night-stand between a man and a mysterious woman in New Mexico.

  • 1986 - Soul Man. (101 minutes) Director: Steve Miner. Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, James Earl Jones, Arye Gross, James. B. Sikking, Leslie Nielsen. Summary: A Los Angeles preppie masquerades to get financial assistance to attend Harvard College. [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1986 - Stand By Me. (88 minutes R) Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, Richard Dreyfuss. Summary: At the end of the summer, four young boys set out on their own following the railroad tracks in search of the missing body of a young boy believed hit by a train and they grow up during their trip. [Based on "The Body" (80 pages) a novella by Stephen King published in the 1982 collection Different Seasons.] (Teen film, Adventure, Drama)

  • 1986 - That's Life!. (102 minutes PG-13) Director: Blake Edwards. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman. Summary: Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. (Comedy, Drama)

  • 1986 - The Virginian. (90 minutes) Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Richard Arlen.

  • 1986 - White Nights. (135 minutes PG-13) Director: Taylor Hackford. Cast: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page. Summary: Ballet dancer defector. (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1987 - And God Created Woman. (97 minutes) Director: Roger Vadim. Cast: Rebecca De Mornay, Vincent Sparo, Frank Langella. Summary: A convict tries to go straight after escaping from a New Mexico prison.

  • 1987 - Angel Heart. (113 minutes) Director: Alan Parker. Cast: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet. Summary: In New Orleans, 1955, a private investigator is to find a missing singer to win a bet. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1987 - Anne of Avonlea. (224 minutes) Director: Kevin Sullivan. Cast: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Wendy Hiller. Summary: On Prince Edward Island, Anne Shirley matures and falls in love. [Based on L. M. Montgomery's novel.] [PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND] (Drama)

  • 1987 - April Morning. Cast: Robert Urich. Summary: A group of local farmers defend the Lexington Green against the British regulars on April 18, 1775. [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1987 - Babette's Feast. (102 minutes G) Theme: Food (Based on an Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) story.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1987 - Baby Boom. (103 minutes) Director: Charles Shyer. Cast: Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, Sam Wanamaker, Pat Hingle, Sam Shepard. Summary: A New York corporate career woman who works more than 80 hours per week at her profession must decide what to do with the orphaned relative baby that is delivered to her. (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

  • 1987 - Benji The Hunted. (90 minutes) Director: Joe Camp. Cast: Benji. Summary: Benji travels through the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.

  • 1987 - The Big Easy. (100 minutes) Director: Jim McBride. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin. Summary: The friction between a New Orleans police lieutenant and an assistant district attorney. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1987 - Black Widow. (103 minutes) Director: Bob Rafelson. Cast: Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, Dennis Hopper, Nicol Williamson, Terry O'Quinn. Summary: An inquisitive federal agent spots a pattern of natural cause deaths which favor a widow.

  • 1987 - Blue Hawaii. (101 minutes) Director: Norman Taurog. Cast: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Iris Adrian. Summary: A returning U. S. soldier works with tourists in Hawaii. [HAWAII]

  • 1987 - Broadcast News. (132 minutes) Director: James L. Brooks. Cast: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Jack Nicholson, Robert Prosky. Summary: a Washington, D. C. new producer mentors a rising star local newscaster as he works his way to the top of the network while her capable on-air news reporter friend awaits his chance. [WASHINGTON, D. C.] (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1987 - Christine. (111 minutes) Director: John Carpenter. Cast: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell. Summary: A 1958 Plymouth Fury has spooky powers. [Based on a Stephen King novel.] [MICHIGAN]

  • 1987 - Cry Freedom. (130 minutes PG) Director: Richard Attenborough. Cast: Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton, Denzel Washington, Ian Richardson. Summary: South African apartheid addressed through the friendship of Steve Biko and newspaperman Donal Woods. [SOUTH AFRICA] (Drama/History)

  • 1987 - Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart. (88 minutes) Director: Wayne Wang. Cast: Laureen Chew, Kim Chew, Victor Wong. Summary: Tension and affection between a Chinese mother and daughter living in San Francisco's Chinatown.

  • 1987 - Dirty Dancing. (97 minutes) Director: Emile Ardolino. Cast: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston. Summary: Offerings of a Jewish family resort area in the Catskills during the summer of 1963 told from the point of view of a Jewish middle-class doctor's daughter. [NEW YORK]

  • 1987 - The Dollmaker. (140 minutes) Director: Daniel Petrie. Cast: Jane Fonda, Levon Helm, Amanda Plummer, Geraldine Page. Summary: Life of Gertie Nevels in 1944 Kentucky. [KENTUCKY]

  • 1987 - Escape from Sobibor. (120 minutes PG-13) Director: Jack Gold. Cast: Rutger Hauer, Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula. Summary: Based on the true-life escape of prisoners during World War II from a Nazi death camp. [POLAND] (Drama film/Thriller)

  • 1987 - Every Time We Say Goodbye. (97 minutes) Director: Moshe Mizrahi. Cast: Tom Hanks, Cristina Marsillach, Benedict Taylor. Summary: An American World War II pilot falls in love with a young Jewish girl in Jerusalem. [ISRAEL] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1987 - Fatal Attraction. (119 minutes) Director: Adrian Lyne. Cast: Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Anne Archer. Summary: A man's one-night stand stalks him and his family. [NEW YORK]

  • 1987 - The Fig Tree. (58 minutes) Director: Calvin Skaggs. Cast: Olivia Cole, William Converse-Roberts, Doris Roberts, Teresa Wright, Karron Graves. Summary: In the early 1900s in Texas, a nine-year-old girl fears death because her mother died young. [Based on a Katherine Anne Porter story.]

  • 1987 - Full Metal Jacket. (120 minutes R) Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofria, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Ed O'Ross. Summary: Action in Vietnam. [VIETNAM] (Drama film/Action)

  • 1987 - Good Morning, Vietnam. (120 minutes R) Director: Barry Levinson. Cast: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, J. T. Walsh. Summary: A 1965 radio disc jockey on Saigon's Armed Forces Radio brings support to the military in Vietnam. [VIETNAM] (Comedy-drama/Comedy)

  • 1987 - Hamburger Hill. (112 minutes R) Director: John Irvin. Cast: Anthony Barrile, Michael Patrick Boatman, Don Cheadie, Michael Dolan, Don James, Dylan McDermott, M. A. Nickles, Harry O'Reilly, Tim Quill, Courtney B. Vance, Steven Weber, Daniel O'Shea. Summary: Shocking portrayal of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. [VIETNAM] (Indie Film/Drama)

  • 1987 - Hanoi Hilton. (130 minutes R) Director: Lionel Chetwynd. Cast: Michael Moriarty, Paul LeMat, David Soul, Jeffrey Jones, Lawrence Pressman. Summary: Story of a prisoner-of-war camp during the Vietnam War. [VIETNAM] (Drama/Historical period drama)

  • 1987 - Hope and Glory. (113 minutes PG-13) Director: John Boorman. Cast: Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Derrick O'Connor, Susan Wooldridge, Sammi Davis, Ian Bannen, Sebastian Rice Edwards, Jean-Marc Barr. Summary: The boyhood experiences of John Boorman during the London blitz in England during World War II. [ENGLAND] (Drama film/Comedy-drama)

  • 1987 - Hunter's Blood. (101 minutes) Director: Robert C. Hughes. Cast: Samuel Bottoms, Kirn Delaney, Clu Gulager. Summary: A father and son hunting guide team takes a group of city folk into the Arkansas backwoods where they encounter a family of hostile killers and become hunted by them.

  • 1987 - Ironweed. (143 minutes R) Director: Hector Babenco. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker. Summary: An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, NY after returning there for the first time in decades. (Based on the 1983/208 paged Pulitzer novel by William Kennedy) (Drama)

  • 1987 - Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie. (30 minutes) Summary: Experience of a young girl helping her country at her 1856 lighthouse. [MAINE]

  • 1987 - Mapantsula. (106 minutes) Director: Oliver Schmitz. [Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA](Drama/Political Drama)

  • 1987 - Matewan. (142 minutes) Director: John Sayles. Cast: Chris Cooper, Will Oldham, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, David Strathairn, Josh Mostel. Summary: The massacre of striking West Virginia coal miners in 1920.

  • 1987 - Moonstruck. (102 minutes) Director: Norman Jewison. Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello. Summary: A group of Italian-American New Yorkers find love when the moon is full. [NEW YORK]

  • 1987 - No Way Out. (116 minutes) Director: Roger Donaldson. Cast: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Howard Duff, Iman. Summary: While a young naval hero works with the secretary of defense, murder happens. [Based on a Kenneth Fearing work.]

  • 1987 - Overboard. (112 minutes PG) MGM. Director: Garry Marshall. Cast: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell. Summary: Amnesia to an heiress while with a hired carpenter's family. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)(Comedy, Romance)

  • 1987 - September. (82 minutes) Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Denholm Elliott, Mia Farrow, Elaine Stritch, Sam Waterston, Dianne Wiest. Summary: A woman living in Vermont houses her mother, her stepfather, her best friend, and a writer.

  • 1987 - Shiloh. Cast: John Weaver, Anthony Hodges, Bill Glidden. Summary: 1862 Tennessee

  • 1987 - Shy People. (119 minutes) Director: Andrei Konchalovsky. Cast: Jill Clayburgh, Barbara Hershey, Martha Plimpton, Mare Winningham. Summary: A New York magazine writer meets her kin in Louisiana. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1987 - Square Dance. (110 minutes) Director: Daniel Petrie. Cast: Jason Robards Jr., Jane Alexander, Winona Ryder, Robe Lowe, Guich Koock. Summary: A 13-year old Texas girl left with her grandfather on his farm from infancy goes to live with her loose-living mother in Fort Worth and finds out about the reality of city life.

  • 1987 - Stone Fox. (96 minutes) Director: Harvey Hart. Cast: Buddy Ebsen, Joey Cramer, Belinda Montgomery. Summary: A boy enters a dogsled race hoping to win the purse that will pay the mortgage on his grandfather's farm.

  • 1987 - Taking Care of Terrific. (58 minutes) Director:Jim Purdy. Cast: Melvin Van Peebles, Joanne Vannicola, Benjamin Barrett, Zack Ward, Jackie Burroughs. Summary: Based on the Lois Lowry novel set in Boston, Massachusetts, features only child, 14-year-old Enid Crowley (Cynthia) whose professional parents do not have much time to spend with her. She spends time sketching at the Public Gardens befriending the homeless women and a street musician saxophone player. Her life changes when she becomes a full-time babysitter to a wealthy, pampered boy, "Tom Terrific." [BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1987 - Three Men and a Baby. (102 minutes) Director: Leonard Nimoy. Cast: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Margaret Colin. Summary: Three carefree bachelors care for a baby left at their doorstep. [NEW YORK]

  • 1987 - Time After Time. (112 minutes) Director: Nicholas Meyer. Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen. Summary: Jack the Ripper is pursued by a time machine into modern-day San Francisco.

  • 1987 - The Untouchables. (119 minutes R) Director: Brian De Palma. Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia, Billy Drago, Richard Bradford. Summary: In Prohibition-era Chicago, Federal agent Eliot Ness seeks Al Capone. [Based on a David Mamet script.] [ILLINOIS] (Crime, Drama, Thriller)

  • 1987 - Wall Street. (120 minutes) Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Terence Stamp, Sean Young, Hal Holbrook, James Spader. [NEW YORK]

  • 1987 - The Whales of August. (91 minutes) Cast: Lillian Gish, Bette Davis. (Based on a David Berry play.) (Drama, Indie film)

  • 1988 - The Accidental Tourist. (121 minutes PG) Director: Lawrence Kasdan. Music: John Williams Cast: Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, William Hurt. Best Actress. Summary: After the murder of their young son, the marriage between Macon and his wife Sarah disintegrates, and she moves out. After a freak accident puts him on crutches, Macon goes to stay with his quirky siblings at the family home, where he meets the spirited Muriel, a dog trainer with a young son of her own, with whom he begins a friendship. When Sarah learns about this, she attempts a reconciliation and Macon is forced to make a decision. (Based on the 1985/371 ps. Anne Tyler novel.) (Geena Davis, best actress in a Supporting Role.) (Drama/Romance)

  • 1988 - Bagdad Cafe. (91 minutes PG) Director: Percy Adlon. Cast: Marianne Sagebrecht, C. C. H. Pounder, Jack Palance. Summary: A German businesswoman living in Bagdad, California and the owner of the town's only diner-hotel have a personality and culture clash. (Based on a story by Percy Adlon.)(Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1988 - Bat*21. (105 minutes R). Director: Peter Markle. Cast: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant. Summary: Based on a true story of an American military mastermind shot down during a reconnaissance mission in Vietnam and trapped behind enemy lines where he is kept safe by an American helicopter pilot until he is rescued. (Based on the William C. Anderson book.) [VIETNAM] (Drama/Action)

  • 1988 - Beaches. (123 minutes PG-13) Director: Gary Marshall. Cast: Barbara Hershey, Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik. Summary: Loudmouthed, redheaded Cee Cee Bloom has her sights set on Hollywood. Bertie White, quiet and conservative, dreams of getting married and having children. In 1951, their childhood worlds collide in Atlantic City. Keeping in touch as pen pals, they reunite over the years ... always near the ocean. (Based on the 1985/304 paged Iris Rainer Dart novel.) (Melodrama/Comedy-drama)

  • 1988 - The Beast. (109 minutes) Director: Kevin Reynolds. Cast: Steven Bauer, George Dzundza. Summary: Soviet soldiers and Afghan rebels fight in the deserts of Afghanistan. [AFGHANISTAN] (Drama film/War)

  • 1988 - Beetlejuice. (93 minutes) Director: Tim Burton. Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Jeffrey Jones, Chatherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder. Summary: A family moves into the Connecticut farmhouse of a couple who accidently drowned but returned to their farmhouse as novice ghosts and upon aesthetically destroying the house force the ghosts to call upon the evil Betelgeuse for help.

  • 1988 - Big. (102 minutes) Director: Penny Marshall. Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, David Moscow. Summary: When a boy wishes from a fortune-telling machine to be made "big" he gets his 13-year old body and life changed to that of a 35-year old associate in a toy company. [NEW YORK]

  • 1988 - Born Free. (96 minutes PG) Director: James Hill. Cast: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen. Summary: Elsa the lioness and her relationship with an African game warden and his wife. [AFRICA] (Drama)

  • 1988 - Bull Durham. (104 minutes) Director: Ron Shelton. Cast: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson, Robert Wuhl. Summary: A baseball groupie, a novice out-of-control pitcher, and a veteran but dispirited catcher.

  • 1988 - Cohen and Tate. (86 minutes) Director: Eric Red. Cast: Rod Scheider, Adam Baldwin, Harley Cross. Summary: A Mafia hit man contracts for his last job - - the kidnapping of a 9-year-old boy who saw the murder of his informant parents by the mob

  • 1988 - Coming to America. (116 minutes) Director: John Landis. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair. Summary: A pampered African prince refuses to go through with an arranged marriage and comes to New York City to find his true love. [NEW YORK]

  • 1988 - Courage of Sarah Noble. (49 minutes) [Alice Dalgliesh book]

  • 1988 - Crossing Delancey. (97 minutes) Director: Joan Micklin Silver. Cast: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbe, Sylvia Miles. Summary: A woman's matchmaking grandmother in New York City provides opportunities for her bookstore job granddaughter to meet a street vendor. [NEW YORK]

  • 1988 - A Cry in the Dark. (Evil Angels) (120 minutes PG-13) Director: Fred Schepisi. Cast: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Tingwell. Summary: In 1980 Australia, a baby, while camping with his parents, is allegedly stolen by a wild dog. [AUSTRALIA] (Drama, Docudrama)

  • 1988 - Dead Man Walking. (1988) Director: Richard Pearce. Cast: Danny Glover, Ruben Blades, Tom Atkins, Larry Block, Sam Jackson. Summary: When a disease runs rampant, a wealthy man hires a mercenary to get his girlfriend away from the plague area. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1988 - A Fish Called Wanda. Cast: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1988 - Funny Farm. (101 minutes) Director: George Roy Hill. Cast: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith, Joseph Maher, Brad Sullivan, MacIntyre Dixon. Summary: A married couple give up life in the city to move to Vermont.

  • 1988 - The Good Mother. (104 minutes R) Director: Leonard Nemoy. Cast: Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy, Katy Sagal. Summary: The divorced mother of a young daughter living in the Cambridge area and working at a college lab finds love and passion with an artist which leads to a court custody case involving the sexual permissiveness of her parenting. [Based on the 1986/320 paged Sue Miller novel] [MASSACHUSETTS/MAINE/CONNECTICUT] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1988 - Gorillas in the Mist. (129 minutes PG-13) Director: Michael Apted. Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris. Summary: Diane Fossey's dedication to the mountain gorillas of central Africa and her mysterious murder. [AFRICA] (Drama/Biography)

  • 1988 - Grey Fox. (92 minutes) Director: Phillip Borsos. Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue, Timothy Webber. [Gentleman bandit, Bill Miner, is released from San Quentin Prison after thirty-three years. Knowing only how to rob stagecoaches, he tries to go straight and then recycles his skills to train robbery.

  • 1988 - High Spirits. (97 minutes PG-13) Director: Neil Jordan. Cast: Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Gutenberg, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Tilly, Liam Neeson. Summary: The owner turns his family's haunted Irish castle into a tourist resort hotel. [IRELAND] (Fantasy)

  • 1988 - Home At Last. (58 minutes) Director: Cast: Frank Converse, Adrien Brody. Theme: Orphan trains bring resettled children.

  • 1988 - House of Games. (102 minutes) Director: David Mamet. Cast: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (Drama/Thriller)

  • 1988 - Ice Palace. (144 minutes) Cast: Richard Burton, Robert Ryan, Carolyn Jones, Martha Hyer, Jim Backus. Theme: Land rivalry between two families. (Based on Edna Ferber novel.) (Drama)

  • 1988 - Little Nikita. (98 minutes) Director: Richard Benjamin. Cast: Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Jenkins, Caroline Kava, Richard Bradford. Summary: "Sleeper" Russian agents placed in San Diego twenty years earlier, are activated and tracked down by an FBI agent.

  • 1988 - Lonesome Dove. (360 minutes) Cast: Robert Duvall, Danny Glover, Tommy Lee Jones, Angelica Huston. Summary: A pair of aging Texas Rangers have one last adventure on a cattle drive across Montana. [Based on the work of Larry McMurtry.] [MONTANA]

  • 1988 - Madame Sousatzka. (122 minutes PG-13) Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Peggy Ashcroft. Summary: Renowned Russian piano teacher Irina Sousatzka gets a new student - Bengali piano prodigy Manek. They are both immigrants in the UK and bond quickly. When Manek's single mother's business fails, he must make a career decision.(Based on the 1962/224 paged novel by Bernice Rubens.) (Drama, Music)

  • 1988 - Man Outside. (109 minutes) Director: Mark Stouffer. Cast: Bradford Dillman, Robert Logan, Kathleen Quinlan, Levon Helm. Summary: A grieving attorney widower moves to Arkansas and lives in the backwoods off nature, begins a relationship with a local anthropology professor, but is framed for the kidnapping of a young boy.

  • 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)

  • 1988 - Mississippi Burning. (127 minutes) Director: Alan Parker. Cast: Willem DaFoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey. Summary: What might have happened in 1964 Mississippi if when three civil rights activists turned up missing in Mississippi. [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1988 - Mystic Pizza. (101 minutes) Director: Donald Petrie. Cast: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, William R. Moses. Summary: Coming-of-age picture focusing on three women, two sisters and a friend, who work at a pizza parlour in the resort town of Mystic, Connecticut.

  • 1988 - The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick. (95 minutes) Director: Allan A. Goldstein. Cast: Saul Rubinek, Jan Rubes, Fairuza Balk, Noam Zylberman. Summary: A young Jewish boy growing up in 1960s Canada wants to enter a dual piano competition with a gentile girl. (Coming of Age/Drama)

  • 1988 - Overboard. (106 minutes PG) Director: Garry Marshall. Cast: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond. Summary: An heiress falls off her yacht, loses her memory, is claimed by the ship carpenter to be his children's mother. (Drama/Romance)

  • 1988 - The Presidio. (97 minutes) Director: Peter Hyams. Cast: Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan, Jack Warden. Summary: A police detective bears a grudge against a person he once served under and is assigned to that man, now a military provost marshal at San Francisco's Presidio.

  • 1988 - Promised Land. (101 minutes) Director: Michael Hoffman. Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Meg Ryan, Jason Gedrick. Summary: In Utah, recent high school graduates in a Utah town reflect upon their growing up.

  • 1988 - Rain Man. (133 minutes R) Director: Barry Levinson. Cast: Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman. Summary: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (Drama, Melodrama)

  • 1988 - Raisin in the Sun. (171 minutes) Director: Bill Duke. Cast: Danny Glover, Esther Rolle, Starletta Dupois. Summary: A black family tries to escape from their crowded apartment life by moving to a house in an all-white neighborhood. [see: 1961 version] [NEW YORK]

  • 1988 - Running on Empty. (116 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, River Phoenix, Martha Plimpton. Summary: Picks up with the life fourteen years later in Florida and then New Jersey of a married couple who wanted to make a difference by being involved in a 1970s bombing of a napalm lab at the University of Massachusetts, who had to go undercover moving from state to state but were being pursued by the FBI, and shows the effects of not planting roots in the lives of their two sons from constant moving, change of identities, lack of extended family. Acceptance of one son to Juilliard School of Music changes their lives.

  • 1988 - See You in the Morning. (119 minutes) Director: Alan Pakula. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Alice Krige, Farrah Fawcett, Drew Barrymore, Lucas Haas, Frances Steenburgen, Theodore Bikel, Linda Lavin. Summary: A New York City psychiatrist is vulnerable to his ex-wife after his divorce. [NEW YORK]

  • 1988 - Stealing Heaven. (108 minutes) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1988 - Sweet Hearts Dance. (101 minutes) Director: Cast: Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins, Kate Reid, Justin Henry.

  • 1988 - To Kill a Priest. (117 minutes) Director: Agnieszka Holland. Cast: Christopher Lambert, Ed Harris, David Suchet, Joanne Whalley, Joss Ackland. Summary: In 1984 Warsaw, Poland, a secret service police officer focuses on a Catholic priest who is aiding the Solidarity movement. [POLAND] (Drama/Biography/Political Drama)

  • 1988 - A Town Like Alice. (301 minutes miniseries) Director: David Stevens. Cast: Helen Morse, Bryan Brown, Gordon Jackson. Summary: Female British POWs in Malaysia. (Based on Nevil Shute's novel.) [MALAYSIA] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1988 - Tucker: The Man and His Dream. (130 minutes PG) Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Frederic Forrest, Joan Allen, Dean Stockwell, Martin Landau, Mako, Lloyd Bridges, Christian Slater. Summary: Based on the life of Preston Tucker, an entrepreneur and the designer of a 1940s automobile built to compete with the big three automakers. [MICHIGAN] (Drama, Indie film) (Biopic)

  • 1988 - Two Moon Junction. (105 minutes) Director: Zalman King. Cast: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher, Burl Ives, Kristy McNichol. Summary: The eldest daughter of a well-bred Alabama family is scheduled to marry a blueblood until her life changes after visiting a carnival. [ALABAMA]

  • 1988 - Vanishing Point. (107 minutes) Director: Richard Sarafian. Cast: Barry Newman, Dean Jogger, Cleavon Little. Summary: Focuses on a wager to get from Denver to San Francisco in 15 hours

  • 1988 - Vibes. (100 minutes PG) Director: Ken Kwapis. Cast: Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Julian Sands, Peter Falk. [Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel script] [Hiring of two psychics to find an archaeological site in Ecuador where there is a treasure] (Fantasy/Mystery)

  • 1988 - Whales of August. (90 minutes) Director: Lindsay Anderson. Cast: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern. Summary: Two older sisters live and bicker at their island home off the coast of Maine. [MAINE]

  • 1988 - The Wizard of Loneliness. (110 minutes) Director: Jenny Bowen. Cast: Lukas Haas, Lea Thompson, John Randolph, Anne Pitoniak. Summary: During the 1940s, a boy must live with his grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousin, when his mother dies and his father goes off to World War II.

  • 1988 - Working Girl. (120 minutes) Director: Mike Nichols. Cast: Harison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cuasack. Summary: A girl attempting to improve herself in the New York business world is met by a scheming boss. [NEW YORK]

  • 1988 - A World Apart. (135 minutes PG) Director: Chris Menges. Cast: Barbara Hershey, Jodhi May. Summary: Seen through the eyes of the daughter of an anti-apartheid South African journalist who becomes the first white woman to be held under that country's 90-day detention law. [SOUTH AFRICA] (Docudrama/Indie film)

  • 1988 - The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. (24 minutes) [Charlie Brown]

  • 1988 - Young Guns. (102 minutes) Director: Christopher Cain. Cast: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips. Summary: 1878 "Wild Bunch" (Drama/Western)

  • 1989 - Blaze. (108 minutes) Director: Ron Shelton. Cast: Paul Newman. Summary: A Bourbon Street stripper, Blaze Starr, and her 1950s affair with Louisiana governor, Earl Long. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1989 - Born on the Fourth of July. (145 minutes) Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley, Caroline Kava, Willem Dafoe. Summary: True story of Ron Kovic, a young Vietnam War volunteer, who fought with courage, was paralyzed from the mid-chest down, returned to the U.S.A. as an embittered veteran, and transformed himself into a voice for the disenchanted.

  • 1989 - Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. (95 minutes) Cast: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jean Marsh, Emma Samms. Summary: Dantasy of a man transported to the times of King Arthur. (Based on Mark Twain's 1889 work.)

  • 1989 - Crimes and Misdemeanors. (117 minutes PG-13) Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Martin Landau, Jerry Orbach, Anjelica Huston, Claire Bloom. (Crime, Drama)

  • 1989 - Dad. (117 minutes PG) Director: Gary David Goldberg. Cast: Ted Danson, Jack Lemmon. Summary: A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him. (Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 1989 - Dead Poets Society. (129 minutes PG) Director: Peter Weir. Summary: English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (Drama, Comedy, Teen film)

  • 1989 - Do the Right Thing. (120 minutes) Director: Spike Lee. Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee. Summary: Racial tensions in a Brooklyn neighborhood. [NEW YORK]

  • 1989 - Driving Miss Daisy. (99 minutes PG) Director: Bruce Beresford. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd. Summary: An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. (Based on the 1987/51 paged Pulitzer prize novel by Alfred Uhry.) (Drama, Comedy)

  • 1989 - A Dry White Season. (106 minutes R) Director: Euzhan Palcy. Cast: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Jurgen Prochnow, Zakes Mokae, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brandon. Summary: A white schoolteacher in South Africa begins to see the effects of apartheid on black people. (Based on 1978/320 paged Andre Brink novel.) [SOUTH AFRICA] (Drama film, Thriller)

  • 1989 - Fat Man and Little Boy. (127 minutes) Director: Roland Joffe. Cast: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Belelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern, John C. McGinley. Summary: The true story of the creation of Fat man and little boy, the first 2 atomic bombs built by "The Manhattan Project" in Los Alamos, New Mexico during World War II. Follows General Leslie Groves, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and the group of brilliant scientists who create, test, and grapple with the significance of the atomic bomb.

  • 1989 - Field of Dreams. (106 minutes) Director: Phil Alden Robinson. Cast: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield. Summary: An Iowan farmer hears a voice telling him to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. Theme: Spirit of America [IOWA] (Based on "Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa" the W.P. Kinsella 265 paged book.) (Drama, Family, Fantasy)

  • 1989 - Glory. (202 minutes R) Director: Edward Zwick. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Denzell Washington, Morgan Freeman. Summary: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment commanded by Robert Gould Shaw fights in the Civil War in South Carolina. [MASSACHUSETTS] (Drama, History, Biography)

  • 1989 - Great Balls of Fire. (108 minutes) Director: Jim McBride. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Trey Wilson. Summary: The life of Jerry Lee Lewis.

  • 1989 - Ida B. Wells - A Passion For Justice. (58 minutes) Narrated by: Al Freeman, Jr. [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1989 - Immediate Family. (100 minutes) Director: Jonathan Kaplan. Cast: Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon. Summary: A wealthy Seattle couple, unable to have children, decide to adopt a baby and meet the the pregnant teenaged girl and her boyfriend.

  • 1989 - Jacknife. (102 minutes) Director: David Jones. Cast: Robert De Niro, Ed Harris, Kathy Baker. Summary: A veteran living with his biology-teacher sister in Connecticut suffers from post-Vietnam stress syndrome and is helped by a Vietnam buddy to face his war experiences and the death of a buddy.

  • 1989 - The January Man. (97 minutes) Director: Pat O'Connor. Cast: Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Mary elizabeth Mastrantonio, Harvey Keitel, Danny Aiello, Rod Steiger. Summary: A New York City fireman and former police officer tracks the strangler of wealthy women of strikes once each month and is due to strike in January. [NEW YORK CITY]

  • 1989 - Lean on Me. (109 minutes PG-13) Director: John G. Avildsen. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Lynne Tigpen, Robert Guillaume, Beverly Todd. Summary: The Joe Clark story in the Patterson, New Jersey schools as Eastside High School is changed into a place of learning. (Drama, Action)

  • 1989 - Little House on the Prairie. (120 minutes) Director: Michael Landon. Cast: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson. Summary: Adventures of the Charles Ingalls family on the prairie. [Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder novels]

  • 1989 - Lonesome Dove. tv miniseries - (Drama/Western)

  • 1989 - Men Don't Leave. (120 minutes) Director: Paul Brickman. Cast: Jessica Lange, Arliss Howard, Joan Cusack. Summary: A woman tries to raise her two sons after their father dies in a freak accident. [MARYLAND]

  • 1989 - Moon Over Parador. (103 minutes PG-13) Director: Paul Mazursky. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Jonathan Winters, Fernando Rey. Summary: A struggling New York actor is kidnapped and forced to impersonate the late dictator of Parador, a Caribbean nation and gets better and better at it when the dead leader's mistress helps him. (Romance/Comedy)

  • 1989 - Mrs. . (119 minutes )

  • 1989 - My Left Foot. (119 minutes ) Summary: Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (BAsed on Christy Brown's 1954 autobiography.)(Biography, Drama)

  • 1989 - My Name Is Bill W.. (93 minutes) Director: Daniel Petrie. Cast: James Woods, Jo-Beth Williams, James Garner. Summary: The tragedies in the life of Bill Wilson that led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous

  • 1989 - New York Stories. (119 minutes) Director: Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese. Cast: Woody Allen, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Mia Farrow, Giancarlo Giannini, Julie Kavner, Heather McComb, Nick Nolte, Don Novello, Patrick O'Neal, Talia Shire. Summary: Three movies in one. [NEW YORK]

  • 1989 - Punchline. (123 minutes) Director: David Seltzer. Cast: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell. Summary: the life of stand-up comics

  • 1989 - Shirley Valentine. (108 minutes R) Cast: Pauline Collins, Tom Conti. (Based on a 1988/75 paged story by Willy Russell.) (Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 1989 - Sins of Our Mothers: The Story of Emeline. Narrator: Amanda Plummer. Summary: Emeline Gurney of Fayette, Maine travels to Lowell, Massachusetts to work in a textile mill. [MAINE/MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1989 - Sleepless in Seattle. Cast: Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1989 - Steel Magnolias. (118 minutes PG) Director: Herbert Ross. Cast: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Tom Skerritt, Sam Shepard. Summary: When a young Louisiana woman, diabetic all her life, decides to marry and have a baby, she might lose her life. This choice leaves her own mother torn between love and anger, while her loyal friends support her and try to deal with their own feelings. (Drama)

  • 1989 - Valmont. (137 minutes R) Director: Milos Forman. Cast: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Sian Phillips, Jeffrey Jones, Henry Thomas. Summary: 18th century French aristocratic sexual liaisons. [FRANCE] (Drama film/Indie film)

  • 1989 - Wait Until Spring, Bandini. (102 minutes) Director: Dominque Deruddere. Cast: Joe Mantegna, Ornella Muti, Faye Dunaway, Burt Young, Daniel Wilson. Summary: An immigrant family in the 1920s tries to beat the odds in Colorado. [Based on a John Fante novel]

  • 1989 - War of the Roses. Director: Danny DeVito. Cast: Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1989 - When Harry Met Sally. (95 minutes) Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby. Summary: Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? That's what Harry and Sally debate as recent University of Chicago graduates traveling to New York City during their first meeting and for the next eleven years. [NEW YORK; ILLINOIS] (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1989 - The Wizard. (100 minutes) Director: Todd Holland. Cast: Fred Savage, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater, Luke Edwards, Jenifer Lewis. Summary: In Utah, two brothers attend the national video game championships.


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    The 1990s

  • 1990 - After Dark, My Sweet. (104 minutes) Director: James Foley: Cast: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (Drama/Thriller)

  • 1990 - The Andromeda Strain. (132 minutes) Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson. Summary: Racing against time and a possible nuclear war, a group of scientists attempt to isolate a deadly virus.

  • 1990 - Avalon. (126 minutes) Director: Barry Levinson. Cast: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elizabeth Perkins, Joan Plowright, Aidan Quinn. Summary: Follows fifty years in the lives of three generations of Russian-Jewish immigrants in Baltimore, Maryland. [MARYLAND]

  • 1990 - Awakenings. (121 minutes) Director: Penny Marshall. Cast: Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller, Max von Sydow. Summary: Fact-based story of a doctor fighting to use an experimental drug on a group of catatonic patients, believing they are alive inside. [NEW YORK]

  • 1990 - Back to the Future, Part III. (Drama/Western)

  • 1988 - Cinema Paradiso. (124 minutes) Summary: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (Drama)

  • 1990 - Come See the Paradise. (135 minutes) Director: Alan Parker. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita. Summary: In 1936, Jack McGurn, a hot-blooded Irish-American who has become involved in the fight for unions leaves New York and appears in California. Getting a job as a projectionist in Little Tokyo, he meets, falls in love with, and marries a Japanese-American (Nisei) at the time when World War II began and the Japanese-Americans were sent to the internment camps. [CALIFORNIA/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON]

  • 1990 - Dances With Wolves. (181 minutes) Director: Kevin Costner. Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene. Summary: A disillusioned Union Civil War soldier interacts with the Lakota Sioux when he asks to be posted on the western frontier and ends up in a sparsely settled South Dakota territory with a wolf as his friend. (Drama/Western)

  • 1990 - The Field. (107 minutes PG-13) Director: Jim Sheridan. Cast: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Tom Berenger, Brenda Fricker, Frances Tomelty. Summary: An American comes to Ireland searching for his roots and desiring to develop the land being rented and tenderly cultivated by Bull McCabe and his son. Covering the land with concrete is a mortal sin to Bull. An outsider owning that field is an outrage. [IRELAND] (Drama film/Thriller)

  • 1990 - Ghost. (105 minutes) Director: Jerry Zucker. Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn. Summary: A female New York psychic helps a murder victim caught between worlds to protect his wife from his killers. [NEW YORK CITY] (Fantasy, Mystery, Drama)

  • 1990 - Ghost Dad. (95 minutes PG) Director: Sidney Poitier. Cast: Bill Cosby, Denise Nicholas, Kimberly Russell, Ian Bannen, Christine Ebersole. Summary: A workaholic widower dies in an automobile accident and comes back to help his children with three days to set his finances in order. [NEW YORK] (Drama, Comedy)

  • 1990 - The Gods Must Be Crazy II. (97 minutes PG) Director: Jamie Uys. Cast: N!Xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom. Summary: A Bushman tries to find his two children after they have been carried away in a poacher's truck. (Drama/Indie film/Action)

  • 1990 - Goodfellas. (148 minutes) Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci. (Based on the 1985/320 paged "Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family" by Nicholas Pileggi.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir) (Crime/Drama)(Biography)

  • 1990 - Green Card. (108 minutes PG-13) Director: Peter Weir. Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth. Summary: A marriage of convenience forms between a single female New Yorker seeking an apartment in a Manhattan complex which rents to married couples only, so she marries a French immigrant songwriter providing him with a way to stay in America. [NEW YORK] (Drama, Romance, Comedy)

  • 1990 - The Grifters. (110 minutes) Director: Stephen Frears. Music: Elmer Bernstein. Cast: John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, Annette Bening. (Based on the 1963/188 paged Grifters by Jim Thompson.) (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1990 - Havana. (130 minutes R) Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Robert Redford, Lena Oiln, Alan Arkin, Raul Julia, Tomas Milian, Tony Plana. Summary: In 1958 Cuba, a gambler falls in love with a politically involved widow prior to the revolution. (Drama/Romance)

  • 1990 - Hombre. (111 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento. Theme: 1800s stagecoach journey across Arizona.

  • 1990 - The Hot Spot. (130 minutes) Director: Dennis Hopper. Cast: Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly, Charles Martin Smith, William Sadler. Summary: A low-life drifts into a small Texas town where he robs the local bank and gets involved with two women, one bad and one innocent. [TEXAS]

  • 1990 - The Hunt for Red October. (134 minutes) Director: John McTiernan. Cast: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones. Summary: A Soviet commander defects and heads toward the U. S. coast in a Russian submarine during the Cold War. [Based on the 1984 Tom Clancy debut novel.] [RUSSIA] (Drama/Thriller)

  • 1990 - Internal Affairs. (115 minutes) Director: Mike Figgis. Cast: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis, Laurie Metcalf, Richard Bradford. Summary: Dennis Peck knows how to get around the law, because he is a cop. Raymond Avilla is the investigator who is determined to bring Peck to justice, even as Peck threatens Avilla's career, marriage, and sanity. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1990 - Kindergarten Cop. (111 minutes) Director: Ivan Reitman. Cast: Arnold Schwartzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt, Richard Tyson, Carroll Baker, Cathy Moriarty. Summary: An undercover narcotics detective tracks a drug lord by posing as a kindergarten teacher in Astoria, Oregon where the man's son and estranged wife live.

  • 1990 - The Lemon Sisters. (100 minutes) Director: Joyce Chopra. Cast: Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Reuben Blades, Aidan Quinn, Elliott Gould. Summary: Three middle-aged, part-time lounge singers are not making it big in 1982 Atlantic Ci

  • 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)

  • 1990 - Misery. (104 minutes) Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall. Summary: A popular novelist gets into an automobile accident and is held captive by an ardent fan who happens to be a psycopath. (Based on the 1987/310 paged Stephen King novel.)(Crime, Drama, Thriller)

  • 1990 - Mountains of the Moon. (130 minutes R) Director: Bob Rafelson. Cast: Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Roger Rees, Fiona Shaw. Summary: During the Victorian Age, Sir Richard Burton explores Africa to search for the source of the Nile River in Africa. [ENGLAND; AFRICA] (Drama/Action/Adventure)

  • 1990 - Pretty Woman. (117 minutes) Director: Garry Marshall. Cast: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo, Hector Elizondo. Summary: When successful multimillionaire corporate raider from the East coast, Edward Lewis, meets Vivian Ward, a Hollywood Boulevard hooker, they find their two lives are worlds apart. But the time spent in his Beverly Hills penthouse allows Vivien's energetic spirit to challenge Edward's no-nonsense, business-minded approach to life. It sparks an immediate attraction. He teaches her the finer things of life. She teaches him that love could be the best investment he ever made. Is he her Prince Charming? [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1990 - Quigley Down Under. (106 minutes PG-13) Director: Simon Wincer. Cast: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman. Summary: In the 1860s, a sharp-shooting American cowboy travels to Australia to work for a British rancher. (Drama/Action/Adventure)

  • 1990 - The Rookie. (121 minutes R) Theme: Redemption (Action, Comedy, Crime)

  • 1990 - Roots of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad. (58 minutes) Narrator: Ruby Dee.

  • 1990 - The Sheltering Sky. (139 minutes R) Director: Bernardo Bertolucci. Cast: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott. (Based on the 1949 Paul Bowles novel.) (Drama/Romance)

  • 1990 - Songhai Princess.

  • 1990 - Stanley and Iris. (114 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Jane Fonda, Robert DeNiro, Feodor Chaliapin, Martha Plimpton, Swoosie Kurtz, Harley Cross, Jamey Sheridan. Summary: In a New England town, a recently widowed factory bakery worker raising two children with her sister and brother-in-law living with them, attempts to teach an illiterate fellow-worker to read which turns his life around making him independent, getting a job in Detroit, Michigan with prospects of marriage for her and a new home in Detroit for her family. [MICHIGAN; NEW ENGLAND]

  • 1990 - Strangers in Good Company. (101 minutes PG) Theme: Widowers (Indie film, Drama)

  • 1990 - Sudie and Simpson. (95 minutes) Director: Joan Tewkesbury. Cast: Lou Gossett, Jr., Sara Gilbert, Frances Fisher, John Jackson. Summary: A lesson in understanding and prejudice in a 1940s Georgia town as we follow the lives of Simpson and Sudie. [GEORGIA]

  • 1990 - Truly, Madly, Deeply. (127 minutes PG) Summary: A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost. (Fantasy, Drama)

  • 1990 - White Hunter, Black Heart. (112 minutes PG) Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, George Dzundza, Marisa Berenson. Summary: Fictionalized account of John Huston's filming of "The African Queen." (Drama/Action)

  • 1990 - White Palace. (106 minutes) Director: Luis Mandoki. Cast: Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates, Eileen Brennan, Steven Hill, Renee Taylor. Summary: In Missouri, a widowed yuppie falls in love with an older waitress. [MISSOURI]

  • 1991 - At Play in the Fields of the Lord. (186 minutes) Director: Hector Babenco. Cast: Tom Berenger, Aidan Quinn, Kathy Bates, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah, Tom Waits. Summary: Effects of the contact of two missionary families and an American mercenary on the life of a native Indian tribe in the Brazilian rain forest. [Based upon a Peter Matthiessen novel.] (Drama/Adventure)

  • 1991 - Barton Fink. Cast: John Turturro. Summary: A playwright's misadventures in 1940s Hollywood.

  • 1991 - Biography: Jackie Robinson. (50 minutes) Director: Maurice Paleau. Documentary: Features the memories of Rachel Imus Robinson of her life with Georgia-born and California-raised Jack Roosevelt Robinson who broke the color barrier in baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 under the mentorship of Branch Rickey prior to their move and becoming the Los Angeles Dodgers. [CALIFORNIA/GEORGIA]

  • 1991 - Bugsy. (135 minutes) Director: Barry Levinson. Cast: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna, Bebe Neuwirth, Wendy Phillips, Richard Sarafian. Summary: The creation of Las Vegas by gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel.

  • 1991 - Butcher's Wife. (105 minutes) Director: Terry Hughes. Cast: Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, George Dzundza, Mary Steenburgen, Frances McDormand, Margaret Colin. Summary: A North Carolina psychic marries a New York City butcher because she believes he is her soul mate.

  • 1991 - Children of Nature. (88 minutes) Summary: A retired farmer moves to Reykjavik, Iceland, to live with his grown daughter and her branch of the clan. When those living arrangements don't work out, he winds up in a retirement home, where he reconnects with an old friend from his childhood. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1991 - City Slickers. (109 minutes PG-13) Director: Ron Underwood. Cast: Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater, Jack Palance, Tracey Walter, Josh Mostel. Summary: Every year, three friends take a vacation away from their wives. This year, henpecked Phil, newly married Ed, and Mitch -- terrified of his midlife crisis -- decide to reignite their masculinity by taking a supervised cattle drive across the Southwest. Under the supervision of gruff cowboy Curly, the men set out on a journey that turns unexpectedly dangerous. The three men bond along the way to conquering their fear of aging. (Drama/Western/Comedy-drama)

  • 1991 - Conagher. (117 minutes) Director: Reynaldo Villalobos. Cast: Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross, Barry Corbin. Summary: A cowhand helps out a homesteader's wife save her spread. (Based on the Louis L'Amour novel.) [WYOMING] (Drama, Western)

  • 1991 - Curly Sue. (98 minutes) Director: John Hughes. Cast: James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alison Porter, John Getz. Summary: A homeless father-daughter scam duo against a female attorney.

  • 1991 - Defending Your Life. (100 minutes) Director: Albert Brooks. Cast: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck Henry. Summary: A Los Angeles advertising executive dies in an automobile accident and finds himself in Judgment City where he must defend his life on Earth.

  • 1991 - December 7th: The Movie. (82 minutes) Director: John Ford, Greg Toland. Cast: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport. Summary: An Oscar documentary using actual spliced footage of the events of December 7, 1941. [HAWAII]

  • 1991 - Decoration Day. (81 minutes) Director: Robert Markowitz. Cast: James Garner, Judith Ivey, Bill Cobbs, Ruby Dee, Laurence Fishburne. Summary: A recently widowed and retired Georgian judge gets involved in the lives of the son of his boyhood friend and his boyhood friend who refuses to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor for WWII bravery after 30 years. [Based on a John William Corrington novel.] [GEORGIA]

  • 1991 - Doc Hollywood. (110 minutes) Director: Michael Caton-Jones. Cast: Michael J. Fox, Julie Winter, Bridget Fonda, Woody Harrelson, George Hamilton. Summary: A newly licensed plastic surgeon on his way to his medical practice in Beverly Hills, California, gets into an automobile accident in a South Carolina town and finds that the people need a doctor.

  • 1991 - Dying Young. (106 minutes) Director: Joel Schumacher. Cast: Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott. Summary: An outgoing young woman with little money goes answers an ad for a caregiver in a San Francisco newspaper. She goes to work for a wealthy, educated man trapped into sickness and isolation by cancer and gives him something to live for.

  • 1991 - The Finest Hour. (105 minutes R) Director: Shimon Dotan. Cast: Rob Lowe, Gale Hansen, Tracy Griffith, Eb Lottimer. Summary: After competing against each other, two navy SEAL recruits work together during the Persian Gulf War. [PERSIAN GULF] (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1991 - Fisher King. (137 minutes) Director: Terry Gilliam. Cast: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer, Michael Jeter. Summary: An arrogant radio talk-show host gives advice to a caller who causes a mass murder which flings the talk-show host into an alcoholic stupor on the streets of New York City where he meets homeless people that change his life. [NEW YORK]

  • 1991 - Flight of the Intruder. (115 minutes PG-13) Director: John Milius. Cast: Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Brad Johnson, Rosanna Arquette. Summary: American Navy pilots ignore orders and bomb a restricted area in Hanoi during the Vietnam War of the 1960s. [VIETNAM] (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1991 - Fried Green Tomatoes. (130 minutes PG-13) Director: Jon Avnet. Cast: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson. Summary: A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know. (Based on Fannie Flagg's 1987/416 paged novel, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe".) (Drama)

  • 1991 - The Inner Circle. (137 minutes) Director: Andrei Konchalovsky. Cast: Tom Hulce, Lolita Davidovich, Bob Hoskins. Summary: During the dismantling of the Soviet Union, a young man is selected to be the projectionist for the movie buff and dictator, Josef Stalin in the Kremlin. [RUSSIA] (Drama)

  • 1991 - JFK. (206 minutes R) Director: Oliver Stone. Narrator: Martin Sheen. (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1991 - The Johnstown Flood. (60 minutes) The 1889 flood that devastated the area.

  • 1991 - Jungle Fever. (132 minutes) Director: Spike Lee. Cast: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Halle Berry. Summary: A rising African-American architect living in New York City, married with a family, begins an affair with an Italian American ofice temp worker. [NEW YORK CITY]

  • 1991 - Kiss Before Dying. (93 minutes) Director: James Dearden. Cast: Matt Dillon, Sean Young, Max von Sydow, Diane Ladd, James Russo. Summary: The twin daughter of a wealthy Pennsylvania copper magnate marries a psychotic man who has planned to become part of his wife's family business. [Based on an Ira Levin novel.] [PENNSYLVANIA]

  • 1991 - The Long Walk Home. (98 minutes) Director: Richard Pearce. Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Dwight Schultz. Summary: The 1956 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott.

  • 1991 - Nightmare in Columbia County. Cast: William Devane, Jeri Lynn Ryan. Summary: A crime in 1980s South Carolina.

  • 1991 - Not Without My Daughter. (115 minutes PG-13) Summary: An American woman, Betty Mahmoody, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well. (Docudrama, Thriller) (Biopic)

  • 1991 - Once Around. (115 minutes R) Director: Lasse Hallstrom. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Danny Aiello, Laura San Giacomo, Gena Rowlands. Summary: A Boston woman finds romance with an oddball, middle-aged millionaire whose personality emotionally splits her close family. [MASSACHUSETTS] (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1991 - One False Move. (105 minutes) Director: Billy Bob Thornton. Cast: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams. Summary: A Los Angeles detective follows three criminals from Los Angeles to Arkansas.

  • 1991 - Only the Lonely. (110 minutes) Director: Chris Columbus. Cast: John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Quinn, James Belushi, Milo O'Shea, Macaulay Culkin. Summary: A 38-year old Chicago bachelor police officer lives with his widowed mother, falls in love with a mortician's daughter, and changes his life and his mother's life. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1991 - The Prince of Tides. (132 minutes) Director: Barbra Streisand. Cast: Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligna, Jeroen Krabbe, Melinda Dillon, Jason Gould, George Carlin, Brad Sullivan. Summary: A New York psychiatrist attempts to find out about the suicide of a woman who was raised in South Carolina by meeting and analyzing her brother. [NEW YORK]

  • 1991 - Regarding Henry. (108 minutes PG-13) Director: Mike Nichols. Cast: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Michael Haley. Summary: Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. As if that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1991 - Rhapsody in August. (98 minutes PG) Director: Akira Kurosawa. Summary: Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. (Drama)

  • 1991 - Sarah, Plain and Tall. (98 minutes) Director: Glenn Jordan. Cast: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken. Summary: A MAINE mail-order bride travels to Kansas to marry and raise a widower's family. [KANSAS]

  • 1991 - Separate But Equal. (193 minutes) Director: George Stevens, Jr. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley. Summary: Thurgood Marshall's fight for racial equality as an NAACP lawyer who later argued the Brown vs. Board of Education (Kansas) case before the 1954 Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren.

  • 1991 - Shattered. (106 minutes) Director: Wolfgang Petersen. Cast: Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi. Summary: A man wakes up in a hospital remembering nothing of his past. Even though his wife has pictures of them together, something does not feel right. [Based on Richard Neely's novel.]

  • 1991 - Sleeping with the Enemy. (99 minutes) Director: Joseph Ruben. Cast: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence, Kyle Secor. Summary: A woman believed her husband was attentive until they were married and she discovered he was really compulsive, controlling, and dangerously violent. After three years of living in fear, she plans to escape by faking her death by drowning in a boating accident on Cape Cod and relocating to Iowa. All is fine until, even with a new look and identity, her obsessed and demented husband wants her to pay for deceiving him. [MASSACHUSETTS, IOWA]

  • 1991 - Soapdish. Cast: Sally Field. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1991 - Story of America's Classic Ballparks. (56 minutes) [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1991 - The Super. (98 minutes) Director: Rod Daniel. Cast: Joe Pesci, Vincent Gardenia, Madolyn Smith, Ruben Blades. Summary: A slumlord is sentenced to live in one of his own tenement buildings. [NEW YORK]

  • 1991 - Talent for the Game. (91 minutes) Director: Robert M. Young. Cast: Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco, Jamey Sheridan, Terry Kinney, Jeff Corbett. Summary: When the California Angels baseball team comes under new ownership, one of its scouts is threatened by a job loss when the scouting program is cut . . . unless he finds "a phenom" for his struggling team. Will the pitcher from Idaho fit this bill?

  • 1991 - Thelma and Louise. (128 minutes R) Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Brad Pitt. Summary: Two women set off on a vacation, one almost gets raped, the other shoots her attacker. They leave Arkansas, plan to pick up some wired money in Oklahoma City, and attempt to reach Mexico. [ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA] (Crime, Drama)

  • 1991 - V. I. Warshawksi. (95 minutes) Director: Jeff Kanew. Cast: Kathleen Turner, Jay O. Sanders, Charles Durning, Angela Goethals, Frederick Coffin. Summary: In Michigan, a female detective is hired by the daughter of a pro hockey player who believes he was murdered. [MICHIGAN]

  • 1991 - Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier. (85 minutes)

  • 1991 - White Fang. (109 minutes) Director: Randal Kleiser. Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Seymour Cassel, Ethan Hawke, Susan Hogan, Bill Moseley. Summary: A boy befriends a wolf-dog at an Eskimo village after he goes north through Alaska to mine his recently deceased father's claim. [Based on the Jack London novel.]

  • 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)

  • 1991 - Yanks. (139 minutes R) Director: John Schlesinger. Cast: Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Lisa Eichhorn, Rachel Roberts, Chick Vennera, Arlen Dean Snyder, Annie Ross. Summary: Friendships developed during World War II in England between the English and the Americans from 1942 until D-Day. [ENGLAND] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1992 - The Babe. (115 minutes) Director: Arthur Hiller. Cast: John Goodman, Kelly McGillis. Summary: Story of George Herman "Babe" Ruth, born in Baltimore, Maryland [MARYLAND]

  • 1992 - Basic Instinct. (128 minutes) Director: Paul Verhoeven. Cast: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Denis Arndt. Summary: A San Francisco police officer is seduced by a bisexual heiress suspected of having committed a brutal ice-pick murder. [CALIFORNIA] (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir/Mystery/Drama)

  • 1992 - Beverly Hills Cop. (105 minutes) Director: Martin Brest. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold. [MISSOURI]

  • 1992 - Candyman. (101 minutes) Director: Bernard Rose. Cast: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons, Vanessa L. Williams, Michael Culkin. Summary: A hook-handed killer in the slums of Chicago can be beckoned by looking in a mirror and chanting his name. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1992 - Captain Ron. (100 minutes PG-13) Director: Thom Eberhardt. Cast: Kurt Russell, Martin Short, Mary Kay Place, Paul Anka. Summary: A Chicago businessman who inherits his uncle's yacht, drags his family to the Caribbean where he hires a skipper to pilot and fix-up the run down boat. (Action, Adventure, Family drama)

  • 1992 - Christmas in Connecticut. (93 minutes) Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger. Cast: Dyan Cannon, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Curtis, Richard Roundtree. Summary: For publicity, a family-advice columnist arranges a phony family for herself.

  • 1992 - Cooperstown. (108 minutes) Director: Charles Haid. Cast: Alan Arkin, Hope Lange, Graham Greene, Ed Begley, Jr. Summary: An ex-ball player, unhappy because he was not inducted into the Hall of Fame, is visited by a friend who died on the night of his induction. [NEW YORK]

  • 1992 - Crisscross. (100 minutes) Director: Chris Menges. Cast: Goldie Hawn, David Arnott, Arliss Howard, Keith Carradine. Summary: A 12-year old boy in 1969 Florida finds out the secret about his mother's nighttime job.

  • 1992 - Cruel Doubt. (187 minutes) Cast: Blythe Danner, Adam Baldwin, Matt McGrath, Miguel Ferrer.

  • 1992 - Daughters of the Dust. (113 minutes) Director: Julie Dash. Cast: Adisa Anderson, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Cora Lee Day. Summary: In 1902 on one of the sea islands off Georgia and North Carolina, a ceremony is taking place before an African-American family moves North.

  • 1992 - Dead Again. Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson. (Drama/Adventure/Film Noir)

  • 1992 - Far and Away. (140 minutes PG-13) Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky, Barbara Babcock, Colm Meaney, Eileen Pollock, Michelle Johnson. Summary: Irish immigrants from different social backgrounds come to New York in the late 1800s, search for land moving westward, and begin a life together. [IRELAND] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1992 - Housesitter. (102 minutes PG) Director: Frank Oz. Cast: Steve Martin, Dana Delany, Goldie Hawn. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)(Romance, Comedy)

  • 1992 - Honeymoon in Vegas. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1992 - Indochine. (155 minutes) Director: Regis Wargnier. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Dan Pham Linh, Jean Yanne. Summary: The violent changes leading to the creation of Vietnam in 1930 French Indochina set in the context of the life of Eliane, a rubber plantation owner in French Indochina, who hides her torrid love affairs with upper-class society. But when her adopted Indochinese daughter innocently falls in love with Eliane's secret lover, the scandal may destroy their family. [FRENCH INDOCHINA] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1992 - Johnny Appleseed. (30 minutes) Cast: Garrison Keillor.

  • 1992 - Last of His Tribe. (90 minutes) Director: Harry Hook. Cast: Jon Voight, Graham Greene, David Ogden Stiers, Jack Blessing, Anne Archer. Summary: Account of the discovery of Ishi, the Yahi Indian found in 1911 living alone and following his culture who was brought to San Francisco for study by Professor Albert Kroeber.

  • 1992 - The Last of the Mohicans. (114 minutes) Director: Michael Mann. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May, Russell Means, Wes Studi. Summary: While the French and Indian War (1755-1763) continues, the love of Hawkeye, a frontiersman and the adopted son of the Mohicans, and Cora Munro, the daughter of a British colonel, goes on. [Based on the James Fenimore Cooper novel.] [NEW YORK]

  • 1992 - A League of Their Own. (118 minutes PG) Director: Penny Marshall. Cast: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Rosie O'Donnell, Tracy Reiner, Bill Pullman. Summary: The first women's professional baseball league during World War II with a focus on two sisters on the same team. Theme: Spirit of America [GEORGIA] (Comedy, Drama, Family)

  • 1992 - Leap of Faith. (110 minutes) Director: Richard Pearce. Cast: Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson, Lukas Haas. Summary: A flimflam reverend's bus dies in Rustwater, Kansas which inspires the preacher to create a miracle. [KANSAS]

  • 1992 - The Legend of Wolf Mountain. (88 minutes) Cast: Bo Hopkins, Mickey Rooney.

  • 1992 - Legends of the American West. (96 minutes) Summary: Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Oklahoma, California and Jesse James; Billy, the Kid; Sitting Bull; Geronimo. [MISSOURI]

  • 1992 - Lorenzo's Oil. (136 minutes PG-13) Summary: A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself. It is based on the true story of Augusto and Michaela Odone, two parents in a relentless search for a cure for their son Lorenzo's adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).(Drama, Docudrama)

  • 1992 - The Mambo Kings. (125 minutes) Director: Arne Glimcher. Cast: Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Cathy Moriarty, Maruschka Detmers, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Tito Puente. Summary: Two brothers from Cuba try to become famous in 1950s New York. [NEW YORK]

  • 1992 - A Midnight Clear. (107 minutes R) Director: Keith Gordon. Cast: Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross, Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Frank Whaley. Summary: In World War II Germany, a small army platoon on an intelligence mission, discovers a small group of frightened soldiers in a Nazi camp. [based on the autobiographical novel of William Wharton] [GERMANY] (Indie film/Drama)

  • 1992 - Mighty Ducks. (93 minutes) Director: Stephen Herek. Cast: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling. Summary: A fast-living lawyer is assigned 500 hours of community service to coach a hockey team composed of the league's misfits. [MINNESOTA]

  • 1992 - Mississippi Masala. (117 minutes R) Director: Mira Nair. Cast: Denzel Washington, Roshan Seth, Sarita Choudhury, Charles Dutton, Tico Wells, Joe Seneca. Summary: Tomance between a black businessman and an Indian immigrant who become outcasts in their town because of racial prejudice. [MISSISSIPPI] (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 1992 - Mr. Baseball. (110 minutes PG-13) Director: Fred Schepsisi. Cast: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Dennis Haysbert. Summary: An American league baseball player plays in Japan. [JAPAN] (Sport/Romance)

  • 1992 - Murder in New Hampshire. (93 minutes) Director: Joyce Chopra. Cast: Helen Hunt, Chad Allen, Larry Drake, Ken Howard, Howard Hesseman. Summary: A teacher gets her student to kill her husband. [Based on a true incident.]

  • 1992 - My Cousin Vinny. (120 minutes) Director: Jonathan Lynn. Cast: Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Gwynne, Lane Smith. Summary: A novice Brooklyn lawyer is called upon to represent his cousin and cousins's friend who erroneously pocketed a can of tuna fish as they checked out of a general store and were later arrested and charged with murder in Wahzoo City, Alabama after the store clerk was found murdered. [ALABAMA; NEW YORK]

  • 1992 - Night On Earth. (128 minutes R) Director: Jim Jarmusch. Cast: Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosie Perez, Roberto Benigni. Summary: Four episodes about four taxi drivers in four different places (Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, Helsinki) at the same time with different passengers. [FRANCE, ITALY, FINLAND] (Drama film/Comedy)

  • 1992 - O Pioneers!. (100 minutes) Director: Glenn Jordan. Cast: Jessica Lange, David Strathairn, Anne Heche, Tom Aldredge, Heather Graham. Summary: sibling opposition and competition on a Nebraska farm

  • 1992 - Passion Fish. (134 minutes R) Director: John Sayles. Cast: Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard. Summary: A paralyzed New York City soap opera actress returns home to the Louisiana swamplands to heal. [LOUISIANA] (Drama)

  • 1992 - The Patriot Games. (118 minutes R) Director: Phillip Noyce. Cast: Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin, Sean Bean, James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, James Fox. Summary: Suspense-thriller showing how CIA analyst Jack Ryan must save his wife and daughter from renegade Irish terrorists. (Based on a Tom Clancy 1987 novel.) [IRELAND] (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1992 - A River Runs Through It. (124 minutes) Director: Robert Redford. Cast: Tom Skerritt, Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Lloyd, Edie McClurg. Summary: A young man finds peace and friendship in fly-fishing [Based on a Norman Maclean memoir.] [MONTANA]

  • 1992 - Sarafina!. (101 minutes PG-13) Director: Darrell Roodt. Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba. Summary: Antiapartheid musical highlighting life in a South African military state. [SOWETO] (Drama/Family Drama)

  • 1992 - Sister Act. (100 minutes PG) Director: Emile Ardolino. Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy. Summary: A lounge singer is cloistered for protection from a mobster in a California convent. (Crime, Drama, Music)

  • 1992 - Skylark. (98 minutes) Director: Joseph Sargent. Cast: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Christopher Ball. Summary: A mail-order bride from Maine travels to Kansas with her cat to be married and raise the family of a farmer. [Based on a Patricia MacLahlan novel.] [MAINE/KANSAS] [KANSAS]

  • 1992 - Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. (87 minutes) Director: Roger Spottiswoode. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams. Summary: A police officer attempts to survive the visit of his overbearing mother.

  • 1992 - Straight Talk. (87 minutes) Director: Barnet Kellman. Cast: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen, Jerry Orbach, John Sayles, Teri Hatcher. Summary: An Arkansas country girl moves to Chicago where she gets involved as a radio talkshow host advising people about their problems. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1992 - A Stranger Among Us. (109 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Melanie Griffith, John Pankon, Tracy Pollan, Lee Richardson. Summary: A tough New York female detective goes undercover amongst the Hasidic Jewish jewelers to solve a murder and robbery. [NEW YORK]

  • 1992 - Two For the Seesaw. (120 minutes) Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shirley MacLaine, Edmon Ryan, Elisabeth Fraser. Summary: While reflecting on his life and divorce, a Nebraska attorney moves to New York City and has an affair with a dancer.

  • 1992 - Unforgiven. (127 minutes) Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Frances Fisher. Summary: A former outlaw appears in Big Whiskey, a town or violence and corruption which needs cleaning up. (Drama/Western)

  • 1992 - Used People. (115 minutes PG-13) Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Marcello Mastroianni, Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy. Summary: At her husband's funeral, a Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend of her husband, whose advice years before kept her husband from leaving her. (Based on a 1988 Todd Graff play.) (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

  • 1992 - A Woman Called Moses. (200 minutes) Director: Paul Wendkos. Cast: Cicely Tyson, Will Geer, Robert Hooks. Summary: Life of Harriet Tubman/ Araminta "Minty" Ross [MARYLAND]

  • 1992 - Wyatt Earp & the Gunfighters. (30 minutes) Narrated by: Harry Carey, Jr. Theme: Travel to 1879 Tombstone, Arizona.

  • 1993 - Adventures of Huck Finn. (108 minutes) Director: Stephen Sommers. Cast: Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Jason Robards, Anne Heche. Summary: A young boy learns many lessons in life while traveling along the Mississippi River. [Based on the work of Mark Twain.] [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1993 - Another Stakeout. (109 minutes) Director: John Badham. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O'Donnell, Madeleine Stowe, Cathy Moriarty, Dennis Farina, Marcia Strassman, John Rubinstein, Miguel Ferrer. Summary: Two Seattle detectives must track down an escaped federal witness.

  • 1993 - The Battle of First Bull Run. (100 minutes). Cast: Danny Glover.

  • 1993 - Benny and Joon. (100 minutes) Director: Jeremish S. Chechik. Cast: Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt, C. C. H. Pounder, Dan Hedaya, Joe Grifasi, William H. Macy. Summary: A Spokane, Washington car mechanic adjusts his life to raising his mentally ill sister after their parents death until a young Chaplin/Keatonesque man enters their life.

  • 1993 - Bitter Cane. (100 minutes). (Based on the 1993/274 paged play by Genny Lim.)

  • 1993 - Bopha!. [Zulu - Arrest or Detain](120 minutes PG-13) Director: Morgan Freeman. Cast: Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard, Marius Weyers, Maynard Eziashi. Summary: A black sergeant in 1980's Bophal, Moroka Township, South Africa police force supports the white establishment but comes to face the fact that his teenage son sees the evils of apartheid and is actively fighting against it. [based on a Percy Mtwa play] [SOUTH AFRICA] (Drama/Political drama)

  • 1993 - The Bronx Tale. (122 minutes) Director: Robert De Niro. Cast: Robert Di Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Joe Pesci, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra, Taral Hicks. Summary: The decisions that must be made by a youngster torn between his hardworking bus-driver father and the mobster who controls their Bronx neighborhood. [NEW YORK]

  • 1993 - Cast A Giant Shadow. (142 minutes) Director: Melville Shavelson. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger, Angie Dickinson, James Donald. Summary: Israel's heroic 1947-1948 struggle for independence with a strong, compassionate American Jew and World War II hero who "got involved" by becoming a volunteer military advisor to the new state of Israel and the country's first general in 2,000 years. [Based on a novel by Ted Berkman.] (Drama/Action)

  • 1993 - Cliffhanger. (113 minutes) Director: Renny Harlen. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner, Ralph Waite. Summary: In the Rocky Mountains, a mountain climber goes after his girlfriend who is captured by criminals who are seeking the money they lost in the Rockies.

  • 1993 - Dave. (100 minutes) Director: Ivan Reitman. Cast: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver. Summary: When the President of the United States suffers a stroke and goes into a coma, the owner of a temporary work service is secretly hired as a look-alike impersonator.

  • 1993 - Ethan From. (99 minutes PG) Director: John Madden. Cast: Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Joan Allen. Summary: A new pastor arrives in a stark Vermont village and is intrigued by crippled, misshapen Ethan Frome living on an isolated, hardscrabble farm with his sickly wife Zeena. (Based on the 1911/144 paged Edith Wharton novel.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 1993 - The Firm. (154 minutes) Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Wilford Brimley, Jeanne Tripplehorn. Summary: A lawyer recently joining a prestigious firm in Tennessee must decide whether to compromise his views of the company's corruption or be fired. [Based on a John Grisham novel.]

  • 1993 - For Love or Money. (95 minutes) Director: Barry Sonnenfeld. Cast: Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar, Anthony Higgins, Bob Balaban, Michael Tucker, Udo Kier, Dan Hedaya, Isaac Mizrahi, Patrick Breen. Summary: A New York hotel concierage hopes to get his dream of his own hotel fulfilled, but along the way, falls in love with a woman. [NEW YORK]

  • 1993 - The Fugitive. (133 minutes PG-13) Director: Andrew Davis. Cast: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Joe Pantoliano. Summary: Pursuit of a physician accused of killing his wife who claims that a one-armed man killed his wife. [ILLINOIS] (Crime film, Thriller, Drama)

  • 1993 - Geronimo: An American Legend. (115 minutes) Director: Walter Hill. Cast: Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Matt Damon, Wes Studi, Rodney A. Grant. Summary: An accounting of the 1880s meeting of Geronimo and Charles Gatewood. [ARIZONA]

  • 1993 - Gettysburg. (254 minutes) Director: Ronald Maxwell. Cast: Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott.

  • 1993 - Groundhog Day. (103 minutes) Director: Harold Ramis. Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky. Summary: In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a TV weatherman is placed in a time warp experiencing Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania over again.

  • 1993 - Grumpy Old Men. (104 minutes) Director: Donald Petrie. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Ossie Davis, Daryl Hannah, Burgess Meredith. Summary: Two older men in Wabasha, Minnesota who are longtime childhood friends and neighbors fight over the attentions of a new female neighbor. [MINNESOTA] (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

  • 1993 - Guilty As Sin. (120 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Rebecca DeMornay, Don Johnson, Stephen Lang, Jack Warden. Summary: A playboy accused of murdering his wife convinces a Chicago, Illinois criminal defense attorney to defend him, and manipulates incidents that incriminate her as an accomplice forcing her to be willing to give up her reputation and livelihood to turn him in. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1993 - In the Line of Fire. (135 minutes) Director: Wolfgang Petersen. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Rene Russo, John Malkovich. Summary: A Secret Service Agent tries to prevent the president from being assassinated.

  • 1993 - In the Name of the Father. (133 minutes R) Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis. Summary: A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them. (Based on "Proved Innocent" an autobiographical book.) (Biography, Drama)

  • 1993 - Intruder in the Night. (90 minutes) Cast: David Brian, Claude Jarman. [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1993 - The Joy Luck Club. (140 minutes R) Director: Wayne Wang. Summary: The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. (Based on the Amy Tan)1989/288 paged novel.)(Drama, Family Drama)

  • 1993 - Lost in Yonkers. (114 minutes PG) Director: Martha Coolidge. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Mercedes Ruehl. Summary: In the summer of 1942, two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother and their childlike aunt in Yonkers, New York. (Based on a Neil Simon play.) (Comedy, Drama)

  • 1993 - Mad Dog and Glory. (97 minutes) Director: John McNaughton. Cast: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, Kathy Baker, David Caruso, Mike Starr, Tom Towles. Summary: After a New York police photographer-detective saves the life of a gangster, he is rewarded with the services of a live-in woman with whom he falls in love. [NEW YORK]

  • 1993 - Mrs. Doubtfire. Cast: Robin Williams, Sally Field. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1993 - The Pelican Brief. (141 minutes) Director: Alan Pakula. Cast: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard. Summary: An investigative reporter wants to find out why two Superem Court justices were assassinated.

  • 1993 - Philadelphia. (119 minutes PG-13) Director: Jonathan Demme. Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenbergen, Antonia Banderas, Joanne Woodward. Summary: An AIDS-infected attorney battles the law firm that fired him in court. (Drama)

  • 1993 - Red Rock West. (97 minutes) Director: John Dahl. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hooper, Lara Flynn Boyle. Summary: A drifter gets involved with the inner schemings of Red Rock West and cannot leave.

  • 1993 - Return to Lonesome Dove. (330 minutes) Director: Mike Robe. Cast: Jon Voight, Barbara Hershey, Rick Schroder, Lou Gossett Jr., William L. Petersen, Oliver Reed, Reese Witherspoon, C. C. H. Pounder. Summary: Captain Call and his son become involved in a range war. [MONTANA]

  • 1993 - Riot. (97 minutes) Based on the book by Frank Elli. Cast: Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Mike Kellin, Ben Carruthers. Theme: A pair of convicts lead a break from the Arizona State Penitentiary. [Thriller Drama]

  • 1993 - Rookie of the Year. (103 minutes) Director: Daniel Stern. Cast: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton, Dan Hedaya. Summary: Henry Rowengartner is being raised by a single mom in Chicago. He is an active twelve-year old with visions of playing for the Chicago Cubs. Unfortunately he is sports challenged until a slipping accident which causes his arm to be broken in several places. When the cast is removed he is able to throw a baseball one hundred miles an hour and is signed by the Chicago Cubs as their new ace pitcher. Will he be accepted by the adult players? Will he forfeit being a kid to make his playing dreams come true? Will his gifted arm be permanent? [ILLINOIS]

  • 1993 - Ruby in Paradise. (115 minutes) Director: Victor Nunez. Cast: Ashley Judd, Todd Field. Summary: A young woman moves to Florida leaving her family in Tennessee.

  • 1993 - Schindler's List. (185 minutes R) Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle, Embeth Davidtz. Summary: During World War II, one thousand Polish Jews work for Oskar Schindler and survive Hitler's "final solution." [POLAND] (Drama, History)

  • 1993 - Shadowlands. (130 minutes PG) Director: Richard Attenborough. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Edward Hardwicke, John Wood, Michael Denison, Peter Firth. Summary: Love affair between English author and lecturer C. S. Lewis and an American writer and fan, Joy Gresham. [ENGLAND] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1993 - Sleepless in Seattle. (101 minutes) Director: Nora Ephron. Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Rosie O'Donnell, Gaby Hoffman, Rita Wilson, Rob Reiner. Summary: The son of a recently widowed man living in Seattle calls a radio talk show looking for a new mother.

  • 1993 - Spenser: Ceremony. (96 minutes) Director: Andrew Wild. Cast: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks. Summary: Adventures of the Boston-based private investigator. [Based on Robert B. Parker's novels.] [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1993 - Tombstone. (130 minutes) Director: George Pan Cosmatos. Cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Kana Delany, Sam Elliott. (Drama/Western)

  • 1993 - Untamed Heart. (102 minutes) Director: Tony Bill. Cast: Christian Slater, Marisa Tomei, Rosie Perez, Kyle Secor. Summary: A Minneapolis waitress falls for the diner's busboy. [MINNESOTA]

  • 1993 - What's Eating Gilbert Grape. (118 minutes) Director: Lasse Hallstrom. Cast: Johnny Depp, Mary Steenburgen, Leonardo Di Caprio. Summary: Story of a small-town Iowan grocery clerk who cares for his 500 pound recluse mother and mentally challenged brother. [IOWA]

  • 1993 - Where the Rivers Flow North. (105 minutes) Director: Jay Craven. Cast: Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Michael J. Fox, Treat Williams. Summary: A logger stands in the way of a power company to flood their area of 1927 Vermont.

  • 1993 - Wrestling Ernest Hemingway. (123 minutes) Cast: Richard Harris, Robert Duvall, Piper Laurie. Summary: Two old men in a Florida town become friends more out of loneliness than compatibility. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1994 - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. (85 minutes) Director: Tom Shadyac. Cast: Jim Carrey, Sean Young, Courteney Cox, Tone Loc, Dan Marino. Summary: A Florida detective cracks missing animal cases and focuses on the missing mascot for the Miami Dolphins and their quarterback prior to the Super Bowl.

  • 1994 - Bad Girls.(Drama/Western)

  • 1994 - The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story. (123 minutes) Director: John Frankenheimer. Cast: Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Kamala Dawson, Luis Guzman, Nigel Havers, Tomas Milian, Edward James Olmos. Summary: Efforts of rainforest nonviolent activist, Chico Mendes, who stood against slash-and-burn deforestation tactics helping to alert the world to the plight of the Amazon. (Drama/Biography)

  • 1994 - The Client. (119 minutes) Director: Joel Schumacher Cast:Susan Sarandon, Brad Benfro, Tommy Lee Jones. Summary: A boy's life is endangered when he witnesses a mob suicide and is questioned by the FBI and targeted by the Mob. (Based on the 1993/443 paged John Grisham legal thriller.) [Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana) (Drama, Legal thriller)

  • 1994 - Federal Hill. (100 minutes) Director: Cast: Nicholas Turturro, Anthony DeSando. Summary: Five gangster friends in the Federal Hill district of Rhode Island explore whether to get out of the gang.

  • 1994 - Forrest Gump. (142 minutes PG-13) Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise. Summary: A simple man unwittingly becomes a hero in the 20th century. [FRANCE; EUROPE] (Drama film/Comedy-drama)

    LI>1994 - Geronimo. (115 minutes) Director: Walter Hill. Cast: Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman. [MISSOURI]

  • 1994 - A Good Man in Africa. (95 minutes R) Director: Bruce Beresford. Cast: Colin Friels, Joanne Whalley, Sean Connery, Lou Gossett Jr., John Lithgow, Diana Rigg, Sarah Jane Fenton. Summary: A diplomat becomes involved in political corruption in a West African nation. [AFRICA] (Drama/Political Drama)

  • 1994 - Guarding Tess. (96 minutes PG-13) Director: Hugh Wilson. Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Nicolas Cage. Summary: A former U.S. First Lady wants a particular Secret Service agent to head her bodyguard detail, even though he can't stand her. (Comedy, Drama)

  • 1994 - Iron Will. (97 minutes) Director: Charles Haid. Cast: MacKenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers. Summary: Teenager enters grueling dogsled race to win money that will save the family farm. [MINNESOTA]

  • 1994 - Jason's Lyric. (119 minutes) Director: Doug McHenry. Cast: Allen Payne, Bokeem Woodbine, Jada Pinkett, Forest Whitaker, Suzzanne Douglas. Summary: Flashbacks into a Texas ghetto, as a store clerk dates a waitress, takes care of his mother, and looks out for his brother, a gang-linked ex-convict. [TEXAS]

  • 1994 - Kavik, the Wolf Dog. (104 minutes) Director: Peter Carter. Cast: Ronny Cox, Linda Sorensen, Andrew Ian McMillan. Summary: A sled dog journeys back to his young owner in Alaska after a man brings him to Seattle. [Based on the Walt Morey novel.]

  • 1994 - Legends of the Fall. (135 minutes) Director: Edward Zwick. Cast: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond, Henry Thomas. Summary: A U. S. Cavalry officer raiseing his three sons near the Montana Rockies faces sibling rivalry. [MONTANA]

  • 1994 - Little Big League. (120 minutes) Director: Andrew Schernman. Cast: Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Jason Robards, John Ashton. [MINNESOTA]

  • 1994 - Little Women. (119 minutes) Director: Gillian Armstrong. Cast: Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Trini Alvarado, Eric Stoltz, Christian Bale. Summary: Louisa May Alcott's life in 1860s Concord, Massachusetts. (see: 1949 version) [MASSACHUSETTS] (Coming of age, Family drama, Drama)

  • 1994 - Major League. (95 minutes) Director: David S. Ward. Cast: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon. Summary: The widowed, new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together the worst possible team to benefit from moving to the Miami market. [CLEVELAND]

    LI>1994 - Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King. (50 minutes) Narrator: Jack Perkins.

  • 1994 - My Antonia. (92 minutes) Director: Joseph Sargent. Cast: Jason Robards, Neil Patrick Harris, Jan Triska, Eva Marie Saint, Norbert Weisser. Theme: In 1886 Nebraska, an orphaned teenager falls for a poor immigrant girl. [Based on a Willa Cather novel.]

  • 1994 - Nell. (113 minutes) Director: Michael Apted. Cast: Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson. Summary: A young woman, raised isolated from civilization in the North Carolina backwoods by a woman, must integrate into society when the woman dies.

  • 1994 - Princess Caraboo. (97 minutes PG) Director: Michael Austin. Cast: Phoebe Cates, Jim Broadbent, Wendy Hughes, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Stephen Rea. Summary: A mysterious young woman speaking no English and dressed in strange clothes appears in the English countryside and passes herself off as a foreign princess. [ENGLAND] (Drama/Comedy-drama)

  • 1994 - Pulp Fiction . (Adventure Genre: MYSTERY, CRIME, THRILLER)

  • 1994 - Quiz Show. (133 minutes) Director: Robert Redford. Cast: John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scoffield. Summary: An examination of the 1950s quiz show scandals.

  • 1994 - Searching For Bobby Fischer. (107 minutes) Director: Steven Zaillian. Cast: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kinglsy, Laurence Fishburne, Joan Allen, Marc Pomeranc, Robert Stephens, William H. Macy. Summary: Josh Waitzkin, a 7 year-old New Yorker, competes as the next Bobby Fischer as a chess prodigy not compromising decency over winning and unlike Fischer, participating in team sports and fishing. [Based on the novel by Fred Waitzkin.] [NEW YORK]

  • 1994 - Secret of Roan Inish. (103 minutes PG) Director: John Sayles. Cast: Jeni Courtney, Mick Lallay, Eileen Colgan, Richard Sheridan. Summary: A 10-year-old girls is ent to live with her grandparents on Ireland's rugged west coast, hears local legends of selkies (half-human, half-seal Celtic beings - - and becomes convinced that these strange creatures may have saved her infant brother believed to be lost years earlier. [IRELAND] (Drama film/fantasy)

  • 1994 - Serial Mom. (97 minutes) Director: John Waters. Cast: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Suzanne Somers, Ricki Lake. Summary: A woman's homicidal streak breaks forth when her family gets bothered by outsiders. [MARYLAND]

  • 1994 - The Shawshank Redemption. (142 minutes) Director: Cast: Summary: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (Based on the 1982/181 paged novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons by Stephen King.) (Crime, Drama)

  • 1994 - Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes. (96 minutes) Director: Vic Sarin. Cast: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks. Summary: The Boston-based private investigator is on the case. [based on Robert B. Parker's novels] [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1994 - Trapped in Paradise. (111 minutes) Director: George Gallo. Cast. Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey. Summary: Three brothers rob a small-town bank on Christmas Eve, botch their getaway and spend the holiday with the bank president's family.

  • 1994 - A Visit With Barbara Cooney (29 minutes) [writer of children's books] [MAINE]

  • 1994 - When a Man Loves a Woman. (125 minutes) Director: Luis Mandoki. Cast: Andy Garcia, Meg Ryan, Ellen Burstyn, Tina Majorino, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Summary: A San Francisco couple's marriage falls apart as the guidance counselor wife relies too much on alcohol leaving her airline pilot husband to run the home. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1994 - Whitewash. (20 minutes) Director: Michael Sporn. Cast voices: Ruby Dee, Serena Henry, Linda Lavin, Ndehru Roberts. Summary: Animation based on actual 1992 events that happened in the Bronx when Helene Angel, a young African-American girl was traumatized when a racist gang spray-painted her face. [NEW YORK]

  • 1994 - Widow's Peak. (105 minutes PG) Director: John Irvin. Cast: Mia Farrow, Joan Plowright, Natasha Richardson, Adrian Dunbar. Summary: The village oddball is taken care of by the upper-crust ladies of an Irish village. [IRELAND] (Drama/Thriller/Romance)

  • 1994 - Wilson. (154 minutes) Director: Henry King. Cast: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine FitzGerald, Thomas Mitchell, Ruth Nelson, Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price. Summary: The adult years of Woodrow Wilson as dean of Princeton, governor of New Jersey, and president of the United States.

  • 1994 - The Yearling. Cast: Peter Strauss, Jean Smart. Summary: A young boy loves a pet fawn that his father must kill. [Based on the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings novel.]

  • 1995 - Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. (91 minutes PG-13) Director: Steve Oedekerk. Cast: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi, Bob Gunton. Summary: Ace Ventura goes to Africa to locate a rare bat. [AFRICA] (Farce/Detective fiction)

  • 1995 - The American President. (120 minutes) Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox. Summary: A widowed President of the United States with a young daughter broadens his personal life when he romances a lobbyist. (Comedy Genres: FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS)

  • 1995 - Apollo 13. (140 minutes PG) Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan, David Andrews, Clint Howard, Joe Spano. Summary: Real-life adventures of the Apollo 13 astronauts during their mission. (Drama film)
  • 1995 Balto. (77 minutes) Director: Simon Wells. Cast: Kevin Bacon, Bridget Fonda, Bob Hoskins. [ANIMATED DRAMA] Summary: After a blizzard which closes roads, an antitoxin for the children suffering from a diphtheria epidemic is brought from Anchorage to Nome by a dogsled guided by Balto.

  • 1995 - Before Sunrise. (100 minutes R) Director: Richard Linklater. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Poschi, Erni Mangold. Summary: An American male tourist meets a French female student on a train between Budapest and Vienna and convinces her to spend the day with him. [AUSTRIA] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1995 - Boycott. (113 minutes) Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard. Summary: The 1955 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott related to Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat in a "white's only" section of a public bus. [Historical Drama]

  • 1995 - Braveheart. (182 minutes R) Director: Mel Gibson. Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan. Summary: When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (Drama, Action, Biography, History)

  • 1995 - Breaking Away. (100 minutes) Director: Peter Yates. Cast: Dennis Christopher, Daniel Stern, Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Paul Dooley, Barbara Barrie. Summary: Family life, friendships, and growing up and away in Bloomington, Indiana. [INDIANA]

  • 1995 - Bridges of Madison County. (135 minutes) Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak. Summary: A romantic meeting of a free-spirited photographer for National Geographic magazine and an emotionally neglected Iowan farmer's wife. [IOWA]

  • 1995 - Buffalo Girls. (180 min. Tv miniseries)(Based on the 1983/352 ps. book by Larry McMurtry). Director: Rod Hardy Cast: Anjelica Huston, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Peter Coyote. Summary: Wild. Untamed. Legendary. Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the rough 'n' rugged cowgirl, is searching not only for her long-lost daughter, but the Wild West she once knew. Jane traverses plains, mountains and continents until she finally discovers the answer to her problems: Dora, the vivacious, gold-hearted madam who's been her one true friend all along. (Western/Drama)

  • 1995 - Casino. (182 minutes) Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci. Theme: A 1970s Las Vegas casino owner tells of the transformation of Las Vegas to a family-oriented Disneyland.

  • 1995 - Cry, the Beloved Country. (108 minutes PG-13) Director: Darrell Roodt. Cast: James Earl Jones, Richard Harris. Summary: 1940s South Africa finds a black minister and a bigoted white farmer forced to find common ground after facing a similar tragedy. (Based on the 1948/282 paged novel by Alan Paton.) [SOUTH AFRICA] (Drama film/thriller)

  • 1995 - Dead Man Walking. (120 minutes) Director: Tim Robbins. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, R. Lee Ermey. Summary: Story of Sister Helen Prejean, a spiritual adviser in New Orleans' Angola Prison with prisoners guilty of murder and condemned to die. [Based on the novel of Sister Helen Prejean.] [LOUISIANA] (Crime, Drama)

  • 1995 - Dogfight. (95 minutes) Director: Nancy Savoca. Cast: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Richard Panebianco, Anthony Clark, Mitchell Whitfield, Holly Near. Summary: A group of marines run an "ugly date" contest the night before they leave for Vietnam.

  • 1995 - Dolores Claiborne. (131 minutes) Director: Taylor Hackford. Cast: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judy Parfitt, Christopher Plummer, David Strathairn. Summary: A Maine housekeeper is accused of killing her employer. [Based on a Stephen King novel.] [MAINE]

  • 1995 - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. (92 minutes) Director: Marcus Cole. Cast: Lauren Bacall, Jean Marie Barnwell, Jesse Lee. Summary: After two children run away from home and hide in New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, they become curious about a statue and its previous owner . . Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. [NEW YORK]

  • 1995 - Grumpier Old Men. (105 minutes PG-13) Director: Howard Deutch. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren, Daryl Hannah, Burgess Meredith, Kevin Pollak. Summary: Two cranky older men in Wabasha, Minnesota who are longtime childhood friends and neighbors are concerned about their bait shop being turned into an Italian restaurant by a newcomer to town. [MINNESOTA] (Comedy, Romance)

  • 1995 - Home for the Holidays. (103 minutes) Director: Jodie Foster. Cast: Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Robert Downey, Jr., Dylan McDermott, Geraldine Chaplin, Charles Durning. Summary: A dysfunctional family meets at the family home on Thanksgiving. [MARYLAND]

  • 1995 - How to Make an American Quilt. (117 minutes PG-13) Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse. Cast: Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft, Maya Angelou, Kate Nelligan, Jean Simmons. Summary: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe are members of a group of passionate quilters, and over the course of her visit she is regaled with tales of love and life by women who have collected rich experiences and much wisdom. (Based on the 1991/254 paged How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto.) (Coming of Age/Drama)

  • 1995 - Jefferson in Paris. (144 minutes) Director: James Ivory. Cast: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Thandie Newton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Simon Callow, James Earl Jones, Seth Gilliam, Michel Lonsdale, Lambert Wilson. Summary: The personal and social views of Thomas Jefferson while acting as American minister to France.

  • 1995 - Jumanji. (104 minutes) Director: Joe Johnston. Cast: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Jonathan Hyde, David Alan Grier, Patricia Clarkson. Summary: In 1969 Brantford, New Hampshire, a child's playing game brings the players into it.

  • 1995 - Leaving Las Vegas. (112 minutes) Director: Mike Figgis. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis, Valeria Golino. Summary: Two people meet in Las Vegas and form a bond based on unconditional acceptance and mutual respect that will change each of them forever. [NEVADA]

  • 1995 - The Lion King. (87 minutes G) Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff. Voices: Jeremy Irons. Summary: Animated story of a young cub sent into exile when his father is betrayed and killed. [AFRICA] (Drama film/Music)

  • 1995 - Losing Isaiah. (111 minutes R) Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal. Cast: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn. Summary: The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle. (Based on the 1993/374 paged Seth Margolis novel.) (Drama, Family drama)

  • 1995 - Mr. Holland's Opus. (143 minutes PG) Summary: A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (Drama, Family Drama)

  • 1995 - A Month By the Lake. (97 minutes PG) Director: John Irvin. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox, Uma Thurman, Alessandro Gassman. Summary: Set at an Italian resort in 1937 prior to World War II. [ITALY] (Drama/Comedy-drama)

  • 1995 - Muholland Falls. (107 minutes) Director: Lee Tamahori. Cast: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palmintari, Christopher Penn. Summary: The Hat Squad, a group of 4 Los Angeles detectives, rid the city of mobsters.

  • 1995 - Nixon. (190 minutes) Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris, Bob Hoskins, E. G. Marshall, David Paymer, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Sorvino, Mary Steenburgen, J. T. Walsh, James Woods. Summary: Accounting of Nixon's time in the White House after Watergate.

  • 1995 - Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored. (113 minutes) Director: Tim Reid. Cast: Al Freeman, Jr., Phylicia Rashad. [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 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)

  • 1995 - The Quick and the Dead. (Drama/Western)

  • 1995 - Rob Roy. (139 minutes R) Director: Michael Caton-Jones. Cast: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Andrew Keir, Brian Cox. Summary: The 1713 fight for justice in the Scottish Highlands by Rob Roy. [SCOTLAND] (Drama/Action)

    LI>1995 - The Scarlet Letter. (135 minutes) Director: Roland Joffe. Cast: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Joan Plowright, Robert Prosky. Summary: The punishment of the 1600s adulterous Salem woman. (Based on the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.) [MASSACHUSETTS]

    LI>1995 - Sense and Sensibility. (140 minutes PG) (Based on the 1811/409 paged Jane Austen novel.)(Romance, Historical Period, Drama)

  • 1995 - Seven. (127 minutes) Director: David Fincher. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Roundtree. Summary: A young detective and an older police officer attempt to track down a maniacal serial killer. [NEW YORK]

  • 1995 - Streets of Laredo. (240 minutes) Director: Cast: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard.

  • 1995 - Tuskegee Airmen. Director: Robert Markowitz. Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Theme: World War II [Historical Drama]

  • 1995 - Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. (91 minutes PG-13) Director: Steve Oedekerk. Cast: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi, Bob Gunton. Summary: Ace Ventura goes to Africa to locate a rare bat. [AFRICA] (Farce/Detective fiction)

  • 1995 - While You Were Sleeping. (100 minutes) Director: Jon Turteltaub. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyls, Glynis Johns, Jack Warden. Summary: A toll taker who has saved a man from death, is mistaken for the comatose man's fiancee, does nothing to dissuade people from thinking that, but falls in love with the comatose man's brother. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1996 - Alaska. (109 minutes) Director: Fraser Clarke Heston. Cast: Thora Birch, Charlton Heston, Vincent Kartheiser. Summary: When their father disappears in a plane crash, his two children set out to find him, but meet a bear whose mother has been killed by poachers and follows them and the actual poachers.

  • 1996 - The Alaska Railroad. (54 minutes) Summary: from Anchorage to Seward

  • 1996 - Andersonville. (168 minutes) Director: John Frankenheimer. Cast: Jarrod Emrick, Frederic Forrest, William H. Macy, Jan Triska, Ted Marcoux. Summary: A focus on August, 1864 in Andersonville, Georgia. [GEORGIA] (Based on the 1956 MacKinlay Kantor work.)

  • 1996 - The Big Night. (107 minutes R) Summary: A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. Theme: Food (Comedy-drama, Indie film)

  • 1996 - The Birdcage. (La Cage aux Folles) (118 minutes) Director: Mike Nichols. Cast: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Christine Baranski. Summary: A straight son plans to marry a senator's daughter and brings her and his future in-laws for a visit to gay parents who pretend to be straight to fool the senator.

  • 1996 - Booker. (58 minutes) Cast: Shelley Duvall, LeVar Burton, C. C. H. Pounder, Shavar Ross.

  • 1996 - Caddie Woodlawn. (116 minutes) Cast: Emily Schulman, Parker Stevenson. [based on the Yates novel]

  • 1996 - Caught. (109 minutes) Director: Robert M. Young. Cast: Edward James Olmos, Maria Conchita Alonso, Arie Verveen, Steven Schub, Bitty Schram. Summary: A young Irish drifter on the lam from the police, after being "adopted" by a New Jersey fish merchant and his wife, begins an affair with the woman until their married son returns home with his wife and a cocaine habit. A murder follows. [NEW JERSEY]

  • 1996 - The Crucible. (115 minutes) Cast: Winona Ryder, Joan Allen, Paul Scofield, Daniel Day-Lewis. Summary: The 1692 Salem witch trials. [Based on an Arthur Miller play.] [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1996 - Dear God. (112 minutes) Director: Garry Marshall. Cast: Greg Kinnear, Laura Metcalf, Maira, Pitillo, Tim Conway, Hector Elizondo, Roscoe Lee Browne, Jon Seda. Summary: When a California con-artist is given the opportunity by the criminal justice system to get a job for one year or go to jail, he gets a job with the postal service and gets involved with helping others by answering "Dear God" letters.

  • 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)

  • 1996 - Evita. (134 minutes PG) Director: Alan Parker. Cast: Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail. Summary: Story of the first lady of Argentina. [Based on the pop opera of Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.] (Drama/History)

  • 1996 - A Family Thing. (109 minutes) Director: Richard Pearce. Cast: Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Irma P. Hall, David Keith. Summary: An Arkansas redneck learns in a sealed letter from a deceased parent of his relationship to black, urban, Chicago cop.

  • 1996 - The Fan. (120 minutes) Director: Tony Scott. Cast: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo, Benicio Del Toro. Summary: A traveling knife salesman is affected when his favorite baseball player goes into a slump.

  • 1996 - Fargo. (98 minutes) Director: Joel Coen. Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy. Summary: Film noir story of a car salesman who plans to have his wife kidnapped to get the ransom money provided by her wealthy father. Nothing goes as planned! Best Actress, Frances McDormand. [MINNESOTA] (Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama)

  • 1996 - Fear. (97 minutes) Director: James Foley. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman, Alyssa Milano. Summary: A Seattle, Washington 16-year old believes she has found her Prince Charming, but her perfect boyfriend masks a dark side. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1996 - Flirting with Disaster. (92 minutes R) Cast: Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Tea Leoni. Summary: A new father attempts to find his birth father before naming his newborn son. (Comedy)

  • 1996 - Fudge-A-Mania. (93 minutes) Cast: Florence Henderson, Darren McGavin, Eve Plumb. Summary: Experiences of the Farley family. [Based on a Judy Blume book.] [MAINE]

  • 1996 - Get on the Bus. (122 minutes) Director: Spike Lee. Cast: Charles Dutton, Ossie Davis. Summary: Million Man March to Washington, D. C.

  • 1996 - Ghosts of Mississippi. (131 minutes PG-13) Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods, Craig T. Nelson. Summary: Tells of the 1963 murder of civil-rights activist Medgar Evers and the trial 30 years later that puts accused killer Byron De La Beckwith behind bars. [MISSISSIPPI] (Drama, Docudrama)

  • 1996 - Homecoming. (105 minutes) Director: Mark Jean. Cast: Anne Bancroft, Kimberlee Peterson, Trever O'Brien, Hanna Hall, William Greenblatt, Bonnie Bedelia.

  • 1996 - I'm Not Rappaport. (135 minutes PG-13) Director: Herb Gardner. Cast: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving. Summary: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. Nat also takes on his daughter, a drug dealer, and a mugger in this appealing version of a really 'odd couple'. (BAsed on the 1986/88 paged Herb Gardner work.)(Comedy)

  • 1996 - Jack and Sarah. (110 minutes PG) Director: Tim Sullivan. Cast: Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis, Judi Dench. Summary: A young American girl trying to make a living in London becomes the nanny for a London lawyer whose wife died in childbirth. [ENGLAND] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1996 - Mary Reilly. (118 minutes R) Director: Stephen Frears. Cast: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Michael Gambon, George Cole, Kathy Staff. Summary: A 19th English housemaid supports her master, Dr. Henry Jekyll being taken over by his assistant, Mr. Hyde. [ENGLAND] (Based on a 1990/256 paged Valerie Martin novel.) (Drama, Thriller)

  • 1996 - Michael Collins. (135 minutes R) Director: Neil Jordan. Cast: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Alan Rickman, Ian Hart, Stephen Rea. Summmary: Epic glorifying the life of IRA militant, Michael Collins. [IRELAND] (Drama/Thriller)

  • 1996 - The Mighty. (100 minutes) Director: Peter Chelsom. Cast: Sharon Stone, Gena Rowlands, Harry Dean Stanton, Gillian Anderson, James Gandolfini, Elden Henson, Kieran Culkin. Summary: A 13-year old Cincinnati boy with a birth defect becomes friends with a boy being raised by his grandparents and grow together in the fantasy world of knights. [CINCINNATI, OHIO]

  • 1996- Miss Evers' Boys. Director: Joseph Sargent. Cast: Alfre Woodard, Laurence Fishburne, Ossie Davis. Theme: 1932 "Tuskegee study" [Historical Drama]

  • 1996- Mrs. Winterbourne. (106 minutes PG-13) Director: Richard Benjamin. Cast: Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser, Shirley MacLaine. (Based on the 1948/256 paged "I Married a Dead Man" by Cornell Woolrich novel.)(Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 1996 - Mr. and Mrs. Loving. (95 minutes) Director: Dick Friedenbert. Cast: Timothy Hutton, Lela Rochon, Ruby Dee, Bill Nunn, Corey Parker, Isaiah Washington. Summary: In 1960, Mildred Jeter, an 18-year old black woman marries Richard Loving, a 24-year old white man in Caroline County, Virginia only to be arrested for miscegenation, tried, and given the opportunity to leave the state and not return as husband and wife or go to prison for 1-3 years. They move to Washington, D. C. where an ACLU lawyer tells them of the merits of their case and brings it to the Supreme Court. On June 12, 1967, the U. S. Supreme Court overturned the state laws of Virginia and other states with the Loving Decision allowing mixed-race marriages.

  • 1996 - My Fellow Americans. (101 minutes) Director: Peter Segal. Cast: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Akroyd, John Heard, Sela Ward, Wilford Brimley, Everett McGill, Lauren Bacall, Bradley Whitford, Esther Rolle, Conchata Ferrell. Summary: Two ex-presidents find themselves in danger when the current U. S. President needs a scapegoat for the ills of Washington, D. C.

  • 1996 - One Fine Day. (108 minutes) Director: Michael Hoffman. Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz, Robert Klein. Summary: In New York City, two single parents with their children in the same classroom, meet, spend a harried day in each other's life, and fall in love. [NEW YORK]

  • 1996 - The Preacher's Wife. (124 minutes) Director: Penny Marshall. Cast: Denzel Washington, Whitney Huston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines, Jenifer Lewis, Lionel Ritchie. Summary: An angel is sent from heaven to save the marriage of a pastor and the wife he has shut out due to work overload.

  • 1996 - The Rock. (125 minutes) Director: Michael Bay. Cast: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, David Morse, William Forsythe, John Spencer. Summary: Incidents at Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

  • 1996 - Rosewood. (140 minutes R) Director: John Singleton. Cast: Jon Voight, Esther Rolle. Summary: In 1923, when a white woman in Sumner, Florida claims to have been beaten by a black man, the community organizes a lynching party against the residents of Rosewood, Florida, a black community. (Drama, Action)

  • 1996 - Some Mother's Son. (112 minutes) Director: Terry George. Cast: Helen Mirren. Summary: Mothers reveal the incident of IRA hunger strikes in 1981 Ireland. [IRELAND] (Drama film/Political drama)

  • 1996 - The Spitfire Grill. (111 minutes) Director: Lee David Zlotoff. Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Alison Elliott. Summary: A prison parolee gets a job and befriends the owner of a Maine grill. [MAINE]

  • 1996 - Squanto: A Warrior's Tale. (97 minutes) Director: Xavier Killer. Cast: Adam Beach, Eric Schweig, Michael Gambon, Nathaniel Parker, Alex Norton, Stuart Pankin, Donal Donnelly, Mandy Patinkin. Summary: The experiences of the Wampanoag who helped the Plimoth settlers. [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1996 - A Time to Kill. (150 minutes) Director: Joel Schumacher. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Ashley Judd. Summary: A Mississippi attorney defends a factory worker who killed the two racist thugs that had raped his ten-year old daughter. [Based on a John Grisham novel.] [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1996 - To Gillian on her 37th Birthday. (92 minutes) Director: Michael Pressman. Cast: Peter Gallaher, Claire Danes, Kathy Baker, Wendy Crewson, Bruce Altman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Laurie Fortier. Summary: A weekend on a small island off the Massachusetts coast is the scene for this story of a family concerned with the behavior of a widower who continues to "see and talk to" his late wife who fell from the mast of their boat two years previously, and his refusal to leave the island, take back his job as literature instructor at Boston University, and let him and his teenager daughter "move on". [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1996 - Twister. (117 minutes) Director: Jan De Bont. Cast: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes, Lois Smith. Summary: Tornado followers track twisters in Kansas. [KANSAS]

  • 1996 - Up Close & Personal. (124 minutes) Director: Jon Avnet. Cast: Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna, Kate Nelligan, Glenn Plummer. Summary: Based on the life of newsperson Jessica Savitch's rise in television from Miami, Florida to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and her mentor/husband. [FLORIDA/PENNSYLVANIA]

  • 1996 - White Squall. (127 minutes) Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, Scott Wolf, John Savage, Balthazar Getty. Summary: Told from the point of view of a Connecticut senior who along with twelve other high school students, has elected to spend the 1960-61 academic year on board the American schoolship Albatross sailing around the world as they learned about sailing and unity from their captain. They mature personally and test their courage and survival skills when they unexpectedly meet a white squall, a sudden, violent, wind-and-lightning storm. [CONNECTICUT] (Disaster Film/Coming of Age)

  • 1996 - The X-Files: Pilot - Deep Throat. (90 minutes) Director: Cast: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson.

  • 1997 - The Affliction. (114 minutes) Director: Paul Schrader. Cast: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, Willem Dafoe, James Coburn, Mary Beth Hurt. Summary: While a small-town New Hampshire constable investigates an accidental shooting that he suspects was murder, he battles his personal demons.

  • 1997 - Andre. (96 minutes) Director: George Miller. Cast: Keith Carradine, Tina Majorino. [MAINE]

  • 1997 - As Good As It Gets. (138 minutes PG-13) Director: James L. Brooks. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight. Summary: Put together a nasty, obsessive-compulsive male writer pining for a waitress/single mom with an ailing son and a gay artist neighbor recently beaten severely with a dog. [NEW YORK] (Drama, Romance)

  • 1997 - Buffalo Soldiers. (94 minutes) Director: Charles Haid. Cast: Danny Glover, Carl Lumbly. Summary: Follows the African American Calvary Corp. and their mission to track down Apache warrior, Victorio.

  • 1997 - Centennial. (2 hours 58 minutes) [Based on James Michener's novel.]

  • 1997 - The Chamber. (113 minutes) Cast: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway. Summary: A grandson lawyer pleads a case for clemency for his one-time klansman grandfather. (Based on a John Grisham novel.) [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1997 - Chasing Amy. (105 minutes) Director: Kevin Smith. Cast: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee. Summary: Love between two young comic-book artists even though she is a lesbian.

  • 1997 - Chessie, the Travelin' Man. (25 minutes)

  • 1997 - Crime of the Century. (120 minutes) Director: Mark Rydell. Cast: Stephen Rea, Isabella Rossellini, Michael Moriarty. Summary: Bruno Hauptmann, the illegal immigrant, scapegoated for the 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapping and murder.

  • 1997 - Chessie, the Travelin' Man. (25 minutes)

  • 1997 - Dante's Peak. (109 minutes) Director: Ronald Donaldson. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan. Summary: A dormant volcano overlooking a small town becomes active and threatens the town.

  • 1997 - Denali. Narrated by: Peter Coyote.

  • 1997 - The Devil's Own. (111 minutes) Director: Alan Pakula. Cast: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin. Summary: A Northern Ireland IRA terrorist escapes to New York, befriends an Irish policeman, and lives in his home. [NEW YORK]

  • 1997 - The Edge. (117 minutes R) Director: Lee Tamahori. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson. Summary: An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down. (Action, Adventure, Drama)

  • 1997 - The English Patient. (162 minutes R) Director: Anthony Minghella. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas. Summary: A mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash during World War II and cared for by American allies. (Based on Michael Ondaatje's 1992 novel.) (Drama film, Romance)

  • 1997 - For Roseanna. (Roseanna's Grave) (95 minutes PG-13) Director: Paul Weiland. Cast: Jean Reno, Mercedes Ruehl, Polly Walker, Mark Frankel. Summary: In a small Italian village, the husband of a dying woman tries to fulfill the wish of his soon-to-die wife to be buried next to their dead young daughter but there are only three spaces left in the cemetary which poses problems for him. [ITALY] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1997 - Gattaca. (106 minutes PG-13) Director: Andrew Niccol. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law. Summary: A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

  • 1997 - Good Will Hunting. (126 minutes) Director: Gus Van Sant Cast: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver. Summary: Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (Theme: Redemption) [MASSACHUSETTS] (Drama)

  • 1997 - The Governess. (114 minutes R) Director: Sandra Goldbacher. Cast: Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Harriet Walter, Florence Hoath. Summary: In 19th century England, a Jewish woman poses as a Gentile to work as a governess for a wealthy family. [ENGLAND] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1997 - Grizzly Mountain. (96 minutes) Director: Jeremy Haft. Cast: Dan Haggerty, Kim Morgan Greene, Nicole Lund, Martin Kove, Dyland Haggerty, Megan Haggerty. Summary: Family fantasy about two kids who stumble into a cave and travel back in time where they meet a mountain man who is trying to save the surrounding area from developers.

  • 1997 - Harriet and the Promised Land. (8 minutes) [Harriet Tubman] Narrator: Ruby Dee [Based on the Jacob Lawrence picture book.] [MARYLAND]

  • 1997 - In & Out. (92 minutes) Director: Frank Oz. Cast: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimley, Bob Newhart, Tom Selleck. Summary: The life of an Indiana high school teacher about to be married in three days changes when he is "outed" on national television by a former student and the current winner of an Oscar. [INDIANA]

  • 1997 - Jeremiah Johnson. (116 minutes) Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Robert Redford, Will Geer. Summary: The survival growth of a man through his years.

  • 1997 - The Killing Floor. (118 minutes) Cast: Alfre Woodard, Damien Leake, Moses Gunn, Clarence Felder. Summary: Union squabbles in the Chicago stockyards and slaughterhouses during World War II. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1997 - Last Stand at Saber River. (96 minutes) Director: Dick Lowry. Cast: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Harry Carey, Jr., Patrick Kilpatrick. Summary: A Confederate soldier returns home from the Civil War as a hero only to find that his youngest child is dead and that his wife wants to go home to Arizona, which does not sympathize with the South.

  • 1997 - The Locusts. (125 minutes) Director: John Patrick Kelley. Cast: Vince Vaughn, Kate Capshaw, Jeremy Davies, Ashley Judd. Summary: In 1960s a drifter hires on to work on the farm of a Kansas widow with a 21-year old son who is recently released from a mental asylum. [KANSAS]

  • 1997 - Love Jones. (108 minutes) Director: Theodore Witcher. Cast: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington. Summary: What happens to the relationship of an African-American couple who fall in love, but neither one will say "love"? [ILLINOIS]

  • 1997 - Michael. (106 minutes) Director: Nora Ephron. Cast: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins. Summary: Two reporters from a Chicago tabloid investigate an old woman's claim that she shared a real angel at her motel. [IOWA]

  • 1997 - A Midwife's Tale (88 minutes) Summary: Life of Martha Ballard of Hallowell, Maine from her diary. (Based on Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's book.) [MAINE]

  • 1997 - Mrs. Brown. (103 minutes PG) Director: John Madden. Cast: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Antony Sher, Geoffrey Palmer, Richard Pasco, David Westhead. Summary: The true story of a bond between the recently widowed Queen Victoria and her Scottish stableman, John Brown. [ENGLAND] (Indie film, Drama, Romance)

  • 1997 - Murder At 1600. (108 minutes) Director: Dwight Little. Cast: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane. Summary: A cover-up by the White House causes a Washington, D. C. detective to solve a murder on his own.

  • 1997 - My Best Friend's Wedding. (105 minutes) Director: P. J. Hogan. Cast: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett. Summary: When a woman realizes that she is in love with her best friend of ten years, she attempts to sabotage his upcoming marriage. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1997 - Nevada. (108 minutes) Director: Gary Tieche. Cast: Amy Brenneman, Kirstie Alley, Gabrielle Anwar, Kathy Najimy, Dee Wallace. Summary: A mysterious woman comes to town and is either embraced or under suspicion by the local women.

  • 1997 - Night Falls in Manhattan. (114 minutes) Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin, Ian Holm, James Gandolfini, Colm Feore. Summary: A district attorney prosecutes a New York druglord. [NEW YORK]

  • 1997 - Out to Sea. (106 minutes PG-13) Director: Martha Coolidge. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dyan Cannon, Gloria De Haven, Brent Spinter, Elaine Stritch, Hal Lenden, Donald O'Connor, Edward Mulhare. Summary: Two brothers-in-law posing as dance instructors on a Caribbean cruise ship hope to meet wealthy women on board. (Romance/Comedy)

  • 1997 - Paradise. (96 minutes PG-13) Director: Stuart Gillard. Cast: Willie Aames, Phoebe Cates. (Drama film/Comedy)

  • 1997 - The Rainmaker. (137 minutes) Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Matt Damon, Jon Voight, Mickey Rourke, Danny DeVito.

  • 1997 - Rough Riders. (182 minutes) Director: John Milius. Cast: Tom Berenger, Gary Busey, Brad Johnson, Illeana Douglas, Chris Noth, Brian Keith, George Hamilton, Sam Elliott. Summary: The American-Spanish conflict of 1898. (Docudrama/History)

  • 1997 - Shiloh. (93 minutes) Director: Dale Rosenbloom. Cast: Michael Moriarty, Rod Steiger. Summary: A West Virginian boy attempts to protect a neighbor's hunting dog being abused by his owner.

  • 1997 - Sign of the Beaver. (93 minutes) Cast: Keith Carradine, Annette O'Toole. Summary: An 18th century male settler and his son from Massachusetts settle on land in Maine and build a cabin with the father leaving the boy to tend the land and survive nature and the natives while he goes back to Massachusetts for the rest of the family. [MAINE]

  • 1997 - A Thousand Acres. (104 minutes) Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse. Cast: Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jason Robards, Jr., Keith Carradine, Colin Firth. Summary: Two sisters face a land conflict brought on by their father. [Based on the 1991/371 paged Jane Smiley Pulitzer novel.] [IOWA]

  • 1997 - Titanic. (194 minutes PG-13) Director: James Cameron. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet. Summary: A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (Drama, Romance)

  • 1997 - True Heart. (92 minutes) Director: Catherine Cyran. Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Zachary Ty Bryan, August Schellenberg, Dey Young, Michael Gross. Summary: A sister and brother are plane-wrecked in Canada and are helped to survive by a native. (Drama/Family Drama)

  • 1997 - Twelve Angry Men. (116 minutes) Director: William Friedkin. Cast: George C. Scott, Jack Lemmon, Tony Danza, Dorian Harewood, Hume Cronyn, Edward James Olmos, Courtney B. Vance, Ossie Davis, Armin Mueller-Stahl. Summary: In a hot, non-air-conditioned New York jury room, one holdout on the 12-man jury considering the guilt or innocence of a teenage boy accused of stabbing his father, brings about discussion about the facts of the case that raise probable doubt in the other jurors, bring out prejudices, hidden feelings, and understandings. [see: 1957 version] [NEW YORK]

  • 1997 - Ulee's Gold. (113 minutes) Director: Victor Nunez. Cast: Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson. Summary: When his family needs his help, an aging Florida beekeeper comes out of his emotional shell.

  • 1997 - Vegas Vacation. (90 minutes) Director: Stephen Kessler. Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Wayne Newton, Ethan Embry. Summary: The Griswolds arrive in Las Vegas and interact with the aborigines of the city.

  • 1997 - Wag the Dog. (97 minutes) Director: Barry Levinson. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Michael Belson, Craig T. Nelson, James Belushi, Suzanne Cryer, Kirsten Dunst, William H. Macy. Summary: When an incident of the president molesting a young girl surfaces, a political consultant invents the diversion of a phony war in Armenia to divert the public's attention. [Based on the Larry Beinhart novel.]

  • 1997 - What the Deaf Man Heard. (98 minutes) Director: John Kent Harrison. Cast: Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones, Bernadette Peters, Tom Skerrit, Judith Ivey. Summary: A young boy traveling with his single-parent mother is abandoned on a bus bound for a Georgia town when his mother is abducted and killed at a bus rest stop. He reaches Barrington, at the end of the line, and blocks himself off from the world by feigning deafness and speech for twenty years until something he hears forces him to speak. [GEORGIA]

  • 1997 - The Winter Guest. (110 minutes R) Director: Alan Rickman. Cast: Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Gary Hollywood, Arlene Cockburn, Sheila Reid, Sandra Voe. Summary: A day in the life of a recently widowed photographer, her strong-willed mother, son, and his new girlfriend in a Scottish oceanfront village. [SCOTLAND] (Drama film/Indie film)

  • 1998 - Annie Oakley. (52 minutes) Director: Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Brian Dennehy, Cliff De Young. Summary: life of Phoebe Moses

  • 1998 - Beloved. (172 minutes) Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thaudie Newton, Lisa Gay Hamilton. Summary: An African-American family in Ohio reveal the scars of generations of slavery. [Based on a Toni Morrison novel.]

  • 1998 - Bulworth. (107 minutes) Director: Warren Beatty. Cast: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry. Summary: A senator and his campaigning.

  • 1998 - A Civil Action. (118 minutes PG-13) Director: Steven Zaillian. Cast: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan. Summary: Personal injury attorney Jan Schlichtmann represents 1970s residents of Woburn, Massachusetts leukemia victims involved in corporate negligence suit against Beatrice Foods and W. R. Grace & Company. (Based on the 1995/502 paged Jonathan Harr non-fiction book.) [MASSACHUSETTS] (Drama, Docudrama)

  • 1998 - Dancing at Lughnasa. (92 minutes PG) Director: Pat O'Connor. Cast: Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Kathy Burke, Catherine McCormack, Sophie Thompson. Summary: Five sisters and the out-of-wedlock son of one of them struggle to exist in rural 1930s Ireland. (Based on the 1990/71 paged play by Brian Friel.) [IRELAND] (Drama film, Indie film)

  • 1998 - Dangerous Beauty. (114 minutes R) Summary: A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft. (Based on "The Honest Courtesan" by Margaret Rosenthal.) (Drama, Romance, Biography)

  • 1998 - Farmer's Wife. (375 minutes)

  • 1998 - Fred Tuttle Is the Man With a Plan. Cast: Fred Tuttle, Bill Blachly.

  • 1998 - Grace and Glorie. (99 minutes) Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman. Cast: Gena Rowlands, Diane Lane, Neal McDonough, Chris Beetem. Summary: A New York couple who lost an 8-year old son in an accident moves to the South where the wife, who has not fully grieved her son, volunteers as a hospice worker to stay around death and dying. [NEW YORK]

  • 1998 - Gun Shy. Cast: William Petersen. Summary: Atlantic City.

  • 1998 - Hope Floats. (110 minutes) Director: Forest Whitaker. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman, Michael Pare. Summary: A Chicago housewife takes her daughter to her mother's Texas home after hearing that her best friend had an affair with her husband. [ILLINOIS; TEXAS]

  • 1998 - How Stella Got Her Groove Back. (124 minutes R) Director: Kevin Sullivan. Cast: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King, Suzzanne Douglas, Michael J. Pagan. Summary: A forty-year-old stockbroker and single mother has a love affair with a twenty-year-old Jamaican while vacationing in the tropics. (Comedy-drama/Drama)

  • 1998 - Hump-Free, the Wrong Way Whale. (15 minutes) Summary: Tells of the 1985 journey to San Francisco up the Sacramento River of a whale that was off course. [HAWAII]

  • 1998 - Hush. Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange. Summary: A Manhattan career girl falls in love with and marries the son of a possessive and manipulative mother in Virginia whose family breeds horses. [NEW YORK]

  • 1998 - Judas Kiss. (108 minutes) Director: Sebastian Gutierrez. Cast: Emma Thompson, Alan Richman. Summary: A group of small-time criminals attempt a four million dollar kidnapping scheme that puts federal agents on their trail and forces each criminal to decide whom to betray. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1998 - Kiss the Girls. (117 minutes) Director: Gary Gleder. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd. Summary: A Washington, D. C. forensic psychologist working with the police comes to Durham, North Carolina when his niece becomes one of the victims of a serial killer.

  • 1998 - 4 Little Girls. (102 minutes) Director: Spike Lee. Theme: Explosion of the 16th St. Baptist Church on Sept. 15, 1963 by dynamite planted by the Ku Klux Klan and the bodies of four girls found in the debris.

  • 1998 - Miracle at Midnight. (90 minutes TV movie) Director: Ken Cameron. Summary: Based on the rescue of the Danish Jews in Denmark during the Holocaust. (Based on (Drama)

  • 1998 - My Own Country. (106 minutes) Director: Mira Nair. Cast: Naveen Andrews, Glenne Headly, Hal Holbrook, Swoosie Kurtz, Marisa Tomei. Summary: Based on the experiences of the first AIDS expert, Dr. Abraham Verghese originally of India, working with patients in Johnson City, Tennessee.

  • 1998 - The Object of My Affection. (111 minutes) Director: Nicholas Hytner. Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Alan Alda, Nigel Hawthorne, Tim Daly. Summary: A pregnant, Brooklyn social worker falls in love with her gay roommate who agrees to help her raise her child but she must make distinctions between love, sex, and friendship. [NEW YORK]

  • 1998 - On Golden Pond. (105 minutes PG) Director: Mark Rydell. Cast: Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Fonda. (Based on the 1981/191 paged Ernest Thompson work.) (Drama)

  • 1998 - One True Thing. (1998/128 min. R) Director: Carl Franklin. Cast: Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt. Summary: The undervalued matriarch of the Gulden family, is diagnosed with cancer. Her daughter, a journalist returns from New York City to care for her mother at the request of her father. During the time Ellen spends with her parents, she discovers secrets that she was never privy to in her childhood. Though Ellen has always idolized her father, she learns that her mother has had a much more difficult life than she knew. (Based on the Anna Quindlen 1994/289 paged novel.)(Drama film, Melodrama)

  • 1998 - Out of Sight. (123 minutes) Director: Charles Kiselyak. Cast: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Dennis Farina. [MICHIGAN]

  • 1998 - Parent Trap. (124 minutes) Director: Nancy Meyers. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Lindsay Lohan, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, Simon Kunz. Summary: Twin sisters separated as toddlers when their parents divorced with one sister growing up in England with her mother and the other growing up in California with her father meet at summer camp, realize they are sisters, switch places to meet the other parent, and try to get their parents to reunite. [see: 1961 version]

  • 1998 - The Patriot. Director: Cast: Steven Seagal. [MONTANA]

  • 1998 - A Perfect Murder. (107 minutes) Director: Andrew Davis. Cast: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet, Sarita Choudhury. Summary: To Manhattan's elite, Wall Street wheeler-dealer Steven Taylor seems like a devoted husband. He isn't. Beautiful, accomplished Emily Bradford Taylor seems like a faithful wife. She isn't. And when Steven hires Emily's lover to kill her, it seems like a perfect murder. It isn't. In fact, very little is what it seems. [NEW YORK]

  • 1998 - Primary Colors. (135 minutes) Director: Mike Nichols. Cast: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Adrian Lester, Maura Tierney, Larry Hagman. Summary: A fictionalized account of the primary race of President Bill Clinton.

  • 1998 - The Red Violin. (132 minutes) Director: Francois Girard. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Greta Scacchi, Jason Flemyng, Don McKellar. Summary: Flashbacks from a Montreal auction in 1997 of violins from the Chinese revolution. Authentication by a 20th century musicologist/father, who also is taken under its spell. The story includes the travels of the red violin made in Italy by a master craftsman in the 1600s for his yet-to-be-born son, in Austria in the 1700s, to England in the 1800s, to China during the 1900s and the people whose lives it touched. Also used is a tarot card reader in the 1600s with the wife of the violin craftsman. [ITALY; AUSTRIA; FRANCE; ENGLAND; CHINA; CANADA] (Mystery/Drama Film)

  • 1998 - Ruby Bridges. (90 minutes) Cast: Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Jean Louisa Kelly, Peter Francis James, Chaz Monet. Summary: Ruby Bridges as one of the first Black students to integrate public elementary school in New Orleans. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1998 - Saving Private Ryan. (170 minutes R) Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Matt Damon. Summary: Eight men are sent into German-occupied France to rescue a soldier whose brothers have been killed in combat. [FRANCE] (Drama film/Action)

  • 1998 - Shadrach. (88 minutes) Director: Susanna Styron. Cast: Harvey Keitel, Andie MacDowell, John Franklin Sawyer. Summary: In 1935 Virginia, a 99 year-old former slave wants to be buried where he was born . . but it's against the law.

  • 1998 - Shakespeare in Love. (122 minutes R) Director: John Madden. Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Judi Dench, Ben Affleck. Summary: An ambitious young William Shakespeare, experiencing writer's block, meets a woman who is his muse, inspiring him to write "Romeo and Juliet. [ENGLAND] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1998 - Six Days, Seven Nights. (101 minutes PG-13) Director: Ivan Reitman. Cast: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer, Jacqueline Obradors. Summary: A pilot and female passenger crash on an uncharted South Seas island where they are chased by pirates and fall in love. [PACIFIC OCEAN] (Drama/Action/Romance)

  • 1998 - Smoke Signals. (89 minutes) Director: Chris Eyre. Cast: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Tantoo Cardinal, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer. Summary: Two young men leave the Coeur D'Alene Reservation in Idaho traveling to Phoenix, Arizona to pick up the remains and possessions of one of their recently deceased fathers. [IDAHO] (Drama, Comedy)

  • 1998 - Southie. (96 minutes) Director: John Shea. Cast: Donnie Wahlberg, Rose McGowan. Summary: Life in South Boston, Massachusetts. [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1998 - Stepmom. (124 minutes) Director: Chris Columbus. Cast: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Liam Aiken, Jena Malone. Summary: A New York divorced lawyer and father of two children falls in love with a young professional photographer. [NEW YORK]

  • 1998 - The Thin Red Line. (170 minutes) Director: Terrence Malick. Cast: Sean Penn, George Clooney, Woody Harrelson, Nick Nolte, John Cusack. Summary: A realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II. [Based on a novel by James Jones.] [PACIFIC OCEAN] (Drama film/Indie film)

  • 1998 - Uncle Buck. (106 minutes) Director: John Hughes. Cast: John Candy, Amy Madigan, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Macauley Culkin. Summary: An uncle cares for his three nieces and nephews when their parents go to their grandfather in Indianapolis after a medical emergency and grows up from the experience. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1998 - Waking Ned Devine. (91 minutes PG) Director: Kirk Jones. Cast: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, James Nesbitt. Summary: How people confront a national-lottery incident. [IRELAND] (Indie film/Comedy)

  • 1998 - The Waterboy. (88 minuntes) Cast: Adam Sandler, Henry Winkler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk. Summary: A Louisiana man from the bayous rises from waterboy when discovered by a coach. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1998 - You've Got Mail. (119 minutes) Director: Nora Ephron. Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Greg Kinnear, Dave Chappelle, Steve Zahn. Summary: In New York City, two email chatters, the owner of a children's book store and the owner of a book superstore, find themselves competing in their business lives. [Based on Ernst Lubitsch's novel "The Shop Around the Corner"] [NEW YORK]

  • 1999 - All the King's Men. (120 minutes) Director: Julian Jarrold. Cast: David Jason, Maggie Smith, Stuart Bunce, David Troughton. Summary: The 1915 amateur soldiers composed of servants, grooms, and gardeners from the King's Norfolk Estate who disappeared after a battle against the Turks in Gallipoli during World War I. [TURKEY] (Television film/Drama)

  • 1999 - Amistad. (152 minutes) Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Djimon Hounsou, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Stellan Skarsgard, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin, David Paymer. Summary: In 1839, Cinque and other recent African Bozal Mende captives aboard the Amistad, traveling from one side of Cuba to the other, mutiny, kill the captain, and attempt to sail back to Africa, but end up washing ashore in Connecticut and later being on trial represented by John Quincy Adams. Were they slaves or not? Are they murderers or merely defending themselves? (Drama, History) (Biopic)

  • 1999 - Angela's Ashes. (146 minutes R) Director: Alan Parker. Cast: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Michael Legge, Ciaran Owens, Joe Breen. Summary: Period drama showing the poverty during the early life of Frank McCourt growing up in Ireland. [IRELAND] Based on the 1997 Frank McCourt memoir. (Drama)

  • 1999 - Anywhere But Here. (114 minutes) Director: Wayne Wang. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman. Summary: A mother moves her daughter to Los Angeles where their personalities seem opposite, but deep down they are two of a kind. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 1999 - The Best Man. (120 minutes) Director: Malcolm D. Lee. Cast: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Terrence Howard. Summary: Harper Stewart is a commitment-shy writer and the best man at the New York wedding of Lance and Mia. Unfortunately for Harper, the timing couldn't be worse. His new book is coming out and it chronicles his college life with his friends in a less than perfect light. [NEW YORK]

  • 1999 - Boondock Saints. Director: Troy Duffy. Cast: Willem Dafoe. (Boston) [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1999 - Boys Don't Cry. (118 minutes) Director: Kimberly Pierce. Cast: Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alison Folland, Alicia Goranson. Summary: the study of an young woman "passing" as a boy among the white-trash of rural Nebraska.

  • 1999 - Bringing Out the Dead. (118 minutes) Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Rom Sizemore. Summary: An emergency medical service paramedic is bothered by the ghost of a young woman whom he failed to save. [NEW YORK]

  • 1999 - The Cider House Rules. (131 minutes) Director: Lasse Hallstrom. Cast: Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine. Summary: During World War II, a young man leaves an orphanage to work in an apple orchard and falls in love with the girlfriend of his friend who is away fighting in the war. (Based on John Irvine novel 1985/608 ps.) [MAINE] Oscar Best Supporting Actor - Michael Caine. Theme: orphans and abortion and WWII Genre: Fiction - Historical Period

  • 1999 - Color of Courage. (92 minutes) Director: Lee Rose. Cast: Linda Hamilton, Lynn Whitfield, Bruce Greenwood. Summary: The 1944 Sipes v. McGhee case where a black family moves into a Detroit neighborhood that is restricted by race. [MICHIGAN]

  • 1999 - Crazy in Alabama. (104 minutes) Director: Antonio Bandera. Cast: Melanie Griffith, Lucas Black, David Morse, Paul Mazursky, Rod Steiger, Robert Wagner. Summary: Contrast between the experiences of an Alabama woman heading to California in 1965 after being abused and beheading her husband and her nephew back in Alabama in trouble for speaking up to a racist sheriff who accidently killed a black boy trying to integrate a pool.

  • 1999 - The Crossing. (100 minutes) Cast: Jeff Daniels. Focuses on Washington's crossing of the Delaware River in December, 1776. [Based on a Howard Fast novel.]

  • 1999 - Double Jeopardy. (105 minutes R) Director: Bruce Beresford. Cast: Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones. Summary: An innocent woman sentenced to prison for killing her husband, gets paroled, finds her husband, and kills him. [LOUISIANA] (Crime, Drama, Mystery)

  • 1999 - Down in the Delta. (111 minutes) Director: Maya Angelou. Cast: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman, Jr., Esther Rolle, Wesley Snipes. Summary: A Chicago grandmother, wanting to save her daughter and grandchildren from the dangers of the street, sends them to live in rural Mississippi with her brother-in-law. [ILLINOIS]

  • 1999 - Drop Dead Gorgeous. (98 minutes) Director: Michael Patrick Jann. Cast: Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Kirsten Dunst. Summary: Story of a teen pageant in a small-minded town in Minnesota. [MINNESOTA]

  • 1999 - Election. (103 minutes) Director: Alexander Payne. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon.

  • 1999 - The End of the Affair. (101 minutes R) Director: Neil Jordan. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea. Summary: During World War II, in England, an American writer and the wife of a British civil servant fall in love. [Based on a 1951 Graham Greene novel.] [ENGLAND] (1939 - 1945) [ENGLAND] (Drama film/Romance)

  • 1999 - Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story. (93 minutes) Director: John Korty. Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Ed Marinaro, John Bourgeois, Dan MacDonald, Elden Henson. Summary: True story of a 17-year-old prospective high school football player who must decide whether his ailing grandmother will receive one of his kidneys.

  • 1999 - Girl Interrupted. (125 minutes) Director: James Mangold. Cast: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie. [Based on Susanna Kaysen's memoir.) [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1999 - Grizzly Falls. (94 minutes) Director: Stewart Raffill. Cast: Bryan Brown, Tom Jackson, Oliver Tobias. Summary: Flashback story of a boy and his hunter father who take a trip to the Northwest to Grizzly Falls to capture a full-grown grizzly bear and bring it back alive. [ILLINOIS; NORTHWEST]

  • 1999* - Having Our Say. (94 minutes) Cast: Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee. [NEW YORK]

  • 1999 - The Horse Whisperer. (169 minutes) Director: Robert Redford. Cast: Robert Redford, Kirstin Scott, Dianne Wiest. Summary: Can a Montana horse trainer bring a 14-year old girl who suffered in a terrible horse accident losing her leg and her horse back together? [MONTANA] (Based on the 1995/404 paged Nicholas Evans novel.) (Drama)

  • 1999 - The Hurricane. (166 minutes) Director: Norman Jewison. Cast: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah, Dan Hedaya. Summary: The life of real-life boxer, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, convicted for the 1966 murder of three white bar patrons in Patterson, New Jersey.

  • 1999 - Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. (115 minutes) Director: Martha Coolidge. Cast: Halle Berry, Brent Spiner, Obba Babaunde, Loretta Devine, Cynda Williams, Klaus Maria Brandauer, William Atherton, D. B. Sweeney. Summary: Life of Dorothy Dandridge, the first black actress nominated as Best Actress for an Academy Award. (for 1954's "Carmen")

  • 1999 - The Jack Bull. (116 minutes) Director: John Badham. Cast: John Cusack, John Goodman, L. Q. Jones.

  • 1999 - Johnny Tsunami. Cast: Brandon Baker, Lee Thompson Young. Summary: The family of a 13-year old Hawaiian surfer moves to a ski resort and college town in Vermont where the father will work at a private school. [VERMONT/HAWAII]

  • 1999 - Journey to the New World. (30 minutes) [1620 Mayflower] [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1999 - Last September. (103 minutes R) Director: Deborah Warner. Cast: Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Keeley Hawes, Fiona Shaw, Tom Hickey, Jane Birkin. Summary: Aristocratic owners of an Irish house in the late 1920s host national and international characters during the end of British rule over that country. (Based on the 1929/303 paged Elizabeth Bowen novel.) [IRELAND] (Drama/Romance)

  • 1999 - Liberty Heights. (122 minutes) Director: Barry Levinson. Cast: Ben Foster, Rebekah Johnson. Summary: In 1954 Baltimore, a Jewish family remembers their life together. [MARYLAND]

  • 1999 - Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. (95 minutes) [MISSOURI]

  • 1999 - Life Is Beautiful. (116 minutes PG-13) Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durango, Sergio Bustric, Horst Buchholz. Summary: A charming waiter wins the heart of the woman he loves, begins a family, and has this life threatened by World War II. [ITALY] (Drama film, Comedy-drama)

  • 1999 - Limbo. (126 minutes) Director: John Sayles. Cast: David Strathairn, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Vanessa Martinez, Kris Kristofferson, Casey Siemaszko. Summary: Focus on three characters in Alaska - a fisherman who turns to working on land as a handyman, a a lounge singer, the teenage daughter of the lounge singer.

  • 1999 - Message in a Bottle. (132 minutes PG-13) Director: Luis Mandoki. Cast: Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, Paul Newman, John Savage, Illeana Douglas. Summary: A researcher at a Chicago newspaper find a passionate love letter inside a bottle while visiting the shoreline. Attempting to track down its author, she finds a reclusive sailboat builder on the East Coast whose wife died in childbirth two years earlier. They meet and fall in love with him visiting her in Chicago but leaving in anger when he finds out the contrived way they met. (Based on the 1998/322 paged Nicholas Sparks novel.) (Theme: Widowers) [ILLINOIS; CAROLINAS] (Drama, Romance)

  • 1999 - The Mod Squad. (94 minutes) Director: Scott Silver. Cast: Claire Danes, Omar Epps, Giovanni Ribisi. Summary: Three Los Angeles problem teens on their way to jail for crimes are recruited by a captain to do undercover police work for him. [LOS ANGELES]

  • 1999 - My Little Assassin. Cast: Gabrielle Anwar, Joe Mantegna. Summary: A young American falls in love with Fidel Castro during the early years of his dictatorship. (Docudrama/Drama)

  • 1999 - The Other Sister. (130 minutes) Director: Garry Marshall. Cast: Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton, Tom Skerritt, Giovanni Ribisi. Summary: In San Francisco, a young woman attempts to experience social growth, independent living, and maturity in the real world in the framework of her nurturing and protective family.

  • 1999 - The Out-of-Towners. (90 minutes) Director: Sam Weisman. Cast: Steve Martin, Goldie, Hawn, John Cleese. Summary: The experiences of an Ohio couple visiting New York City.

  • 1999 - The Outsiders. (91 minutes) Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Leif Garrett, Patrick Swayze. Summary: Kids from the wrong side of the tracks in 1960s Tulsa, Oklahoma. [Based on the S. E. Hinton novel.]

  • 1999 - Outside Providence. Cast: Shawn Hatosy. Summary: A blue-collar teenage boy is sent to a prep school in Connecticut and struggles to fit in after a run-in with the local police sent him there.

  • 1999 - Passing Glory. (95 minutes) Director: Steve James. Cast: Andre Braugher, Rip Torn, Ruby Dee, Sean Squire, Bill Nunn. Summary: A 1965 tale of a teacher/basketball coach attempting to integrate the local high-school basketball league. [LOUISIANA]

  • 1999 - Perfect Harmony. (93 minutes) Director: William MacKenzie. Cast: Peter Scolari, Darren McGavin, Moses Gunn. Summary: In a 1959 boys' prep school, a teacher exposes the boys to non-Southern views of the Civil War.

  • 1999 - Random Hearts. (132 minutes) Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles Dutton, Bonnie Hunt, Dennis Haysbert, Richard Jenkins, Paul Guilfoyle. Summary: After a plane crash that killed a New Hampshire congresswoman and a Washington, D.C. police officer's wife, the police officer investigates the passengers and determines that his wife was having an affair with the congresswoman's husband. [WASHINGTON, D. C./NEW HAMPSHIRE]

  • 1999 - The Road Home. (89 minutes G) Director: Zhang Yimou. Cast: Ziti Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng. Summary: The story of a city schoolmaster and a village woman is told by a son who returns to his Chinese village to bury his father in the traditional way. Realization of a marriage based on love rather than arranged. [CHINA] (Drama film/Romance/History)

  • 1999 - Season for Miracles. (minutes) Director: Michael Pressman. Cast: Carla Gugino, Patty Duke, Lynn Redgrave. Summary: An aunt from Georgia kidnaps her Rhode Island prison-bound sister's children to raise them instead of them being placed in foster care.

  • 1999 - Simpatico. Cast: Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone. Summary: Three Kentucky friends and a secret.

  • 1999 - Sleepy Hollow. (105 minutes) Director: Tim Burton. Cast: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones, Christopher Lee, Richard Griffiths, Christopher Walken, Martin Landau. Summary: Ichabod Crane, a crime investigator involved in advanced methods and techniques, is exiled by his New York justice department to Sleepy Hollow where a headless horseman is killing people. [NEW YORK]

  • 1999 - Small Vices. (100 minutes) Director: Robert Markowitz. Cast: Joe Montegna, Marcia Gay Harden, Shiek Mahmud-Bey. The case of a man convicted of murder brings Spenser to investigate for the convicts law firm. [Private Investigator Spenser in Boston] [a Robert Parker novel] [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 1999 - Snow Falling on Cedars. (126 minutes) Director: Scott Hicks. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Youki Kudoh, Rick Yune, Max von Sydow, James Cromwell. Summary: A newsman and former World War II soldier in the 1950s covers a local murder trial in a small fishing village on San Pedro Island, north of Puget Sound. A Japanese American is on trial for killing another fisherman. Wartime detention camp, anti-Japanese hysteria, and racial discrimination are evident. (Based on the 1994/404 paged David Guterson novel.) WASHINGTON] (Drama, Mystery, Romance)

  • 1999 - So Far From Home: The Story of Mary Driscoll, An Irish Mill Girl. Summary: Life in an 1800s Lowell textile mill

  • 1999 - Songcatcher. (105 minutes) Director: Maggie Greenwald. Cast: Janet McTeer, Aidan Quinn, Pat Carrol, Jane Adams, Greg Cook, Emmy Rossum, Taj Mahal. Summary: During the turn of the century, a female musicologist being passed over by her male colleagues for a full professorship leaves academia to visit her school-teacher sister in Appalachia (North Carolina) and discovers the beauty of the unrecorded Scot and Irish ballads being passed down from generation to generation. [APPALACHIA/NORTH CAROLINA]

  • 1999 - Standing in the Light. (30 minutes) Director: Cast: Summary:

  • 1999 - Stephen King's Storm of the Century. (256 minutes) Director: Craig R. Baxley. Cast: Tim Daly, Colm Feore, Debra Farentino. [MAINE]

  • 1999 - Stigmata. Cast: Patricia Arquette. Summary: A Vatican priest arrives in Pittsburgh to investigate marks on a hair stylist that resemble those Christ had at his Crucifixion.

  • 1999 - The Straight Story. (112 minutes) Director: David Lynch. Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek. Summary: 73-year old Alvin Straight, with poor vision and double-caned, drives his 1996 John Deere riding mower, pulling a trailer across Kansas to visit his recently ailing but estranged brother in Wisconsin. (Drama, Action) (Biopic)

  • 1999 - Stuart Little. (89 minutes) Director: Rob Minkoff. Voices: Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Nathan Lane, Michael J. Fox. Summary: A human family adopts a mouse into its family. [Based on the book by Maine's E. B. White.] [MAINE]

  • 1999 - The Talented Mr. Ripley. (139 minutes R) Director: Anthony Minghella. Cast: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Summary: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. He's hired to go to Italy to bring back he playboy son of a millionaire and soon is plunged into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder. (Based on Patricia Highsmith's 1955 novel.) (Thriller/Drama)

  • 1999 - Things I Hate About You. (97 minutes) Director: Gil Junger. Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Andrew Keegan. Summary: In Seattle, Washington, a newcomer to a high school targets a girl whose father does not allow her to date until her shrewish sister changes her unsocial ways. [WASHINGTON]

  • 1999 - To Walk with Lions. (110 minutes PG-13) Summary: George Adamson runs a program on the Kora Reserve in Kenya that helps to transition zoo-bred lions into their natural habitat. (Drama, Biography) (Biopic)

  • 1999 - The True Story of Private Ryan. (50 minutes) Director: Stephen Day, Joe Ward. Host: James Ryan. Summary: James Ryan tells of his days as a young private, from his landing on the shores of Normandy, France through combat to liberate France. (World War II, 1939 - 1945) [FRANCE]

  • 1999 - Tuesdays with Morrie. (89 minutes) Summary: A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, Morrie Schwartz at Brandeis University, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society. (Based on the 1997/192 paged novel by Mitch Albom.) (Drama, Biography) (Biopic)

  • 1999 - Under Suspicion. (110 minutes) Director: Stephen Hoopkins. Cast: Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Monica Bellucci. Summary: A wealthy man is questioned by a detective about his involvement in the murders of young girls.

  • 1999 - Walking Across Egypt. (100 minutes PG-13) Summary: An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent. (Based on the 1987/215 paged Clyde Edgerton novel.)

  • 1999 - Wild Wild West. (105 minutes) Director:Barry Sonnenfeld. Cast: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Salma Hayek, Kenneth Branagh, Ted Levine. Summary: In 1869, an enemy of the United States threatens Pres. Ulysses S. Grant to give over the government to him, but Grant has two Federal workers begin to work on the problem in Louisiana which is successfully resolved at the connection of the two railroad lines at Promontory Point, Utah. [LOUISIANA, UTAH] (Drama/Western)

  • 1999 - Winter of Red Snow. (30 minutes)

  • 1999 - You Know My Name. (91 minutes) Director: John Kent Harrison. Cast: Sam Elliott, Arliss Howard. Summary: Story of a famous marshal called back from retirement in 1942 to become the police chief of an Oklahoma town.


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    The 2000s

  • 2000 - All the Pretty Horses. (117 minutes PG-13) Director: Billy Bob Thornton. Cast: Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Lucas Black, Penelope Cruz, Ruben Blades, Bruce Dern, Sam Shepard. Summary: In post World War II Texas, two buddies head for Mexico seeking work as cowboys. [based on the Cormac McCarthy novel] [MEXICO] (Based on the Cormac McCarthy novel "All the Pretty Horses 1992/302 ps.) [WESTERN] (Coming of Age/Drama)

  • 2000 - The Amati Girls. (91 minutes) Director: Anne DeSalvo. Cast: Mercedes Ruehl, Paul Sorvino, Cloris Leachman, Sean Young, Dinah Manoff, Mark Harmon, Lee Grant. Summary: Four Philadelphia Italian-American sisters at different stages of their adult lives grow and find happiness in the closeness of family. [PENNSYLVANIA]

  • 2000 - Billy Elliot. (111 minutes R) Director: Stephen Daldry. Cast: Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Bell, Jamie Draven, Adam Cooper. Summary: An eleven-year-old boy from a working-class mining family, on his way to boxing lessons, comes across a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. [SCOTLAND] (Drama film/Comedy-drama)

  • 2000 - Boesman & Lena. (84 minutes) Director: John Berry. Cast: Danny Glover, Angela Bassett. Summary: Flashbacks tell the emotional story of a couple's life together under the dispiriting influences of Apartheid. [Based on Athol Fugard's play about the devastating effects of racism on the human spirit.] [Cape Town, South Africa] (Drama/Indie film)

  • 2000 - Cast Away. (158 minutes PG-13) Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy. Summary: A FedEx airfreight executive is stranded on a deserted Pacific Island for more than four years after an airplane crash. [PACIFIC OCEAN] (Drama, Adventure)

  • 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)

  • 2000 - Christy: A New Beginning. (89 minutes) Director: Don McBrearty. Cast: Lauren Lee Smith.

  • 2000 - The Claim. (121 minutes) Director: Michael Winderbottom. Cast: Wes Bentley, Nastassja Kinski. Summary: 1867

  • 2000 - Color Me Dark: The Story of Nellie Lee, The Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinois, 1919. (30 minutes) Director: based on the Scholastic "Dear America" book. Summary: Attempting to escape the racism of the south, a black funeral director and his wife move their two daughters to Chicago where they find out that riots and racism also exist. [ILLINOIS]

  • 2000 - Color of Friendship. (88 minutes). Director: Kevin Hooks. Cast: Lindsey Haun, Carl Lumbly, Penny Johnson. Summary: The daughter of African-American congressman Ron Dellums hosts an exchange student from South Africa who is accustomed to apartheid and is not familiar with Steven Biko's views.

  • 2000 - The Contender. (127 minutes) Director: Cast: Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Gary Oldman.

  • 2000 - Cora Unashamed. (95 minutes) Director: Deborah M. Pratt. Cast: Regina Taylor, Cherry Jones, Ellen Muth, Michael Gaston. Summary: 1920s/1930s [based on a Langston Hughes story] [IOWA]

  • 2000 - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. (120 minutes PG-13) Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhan Ziyi, Chang Chen, Lung Sihung, Cheng Pei Pei. Summary: A magical sword in China. [CHINA] (Drama film/Action)

  • 2000 - Dirty Pictures. (104 minutes) Director: Frank Pierson. Cast: James Woods, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwiz.

  • 2000 - Dogma. (125 minutes) Director: Kevin Smith. Cast: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock. Summary: A lapsed Catholic is recruited to stop two fallen angels from attempting to reenter Heaven.

  • 2000 - The Duel. (60 minutes) Director: Cast: Russell Huston, Alan Semok. Summary: The 1804 Hamilton/Burr duel in Weehauken, New Jersey.

  • 2000 - Erin Brockovich. (130 minutes R) Director: Steven Soderbergh. Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney. Summary: In 1993, an unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply as the Pacific Gas & Electric class action case. (Biography, Drama) (Biopic)

  • 2000 - Finding Forrester. (136 minutes PG-13) Director: Gus Van Sant. Cast: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, Anna Paquin. Summary: A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author. (Drama)

  • 2000 - For Love of the Game. (138 minutes) Director: Sam Raimi. Cast: Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston. Summary: A veteran pitcher for the Detroit Tigers must decide whether to be traded when the team is sold or to leave the game of baseball. [Based on a Michael Shaara novel.] [MICHIGAN]

  • 2000 - Freedom Song. (117 minutes) Director: Phil Alden Robinson. Cast: Danny Glover, Vondie Curtis-Hall. Summary: Humorous and emotional intesifying interpretation of the civil rights movement focusing mostly on the teenagers. [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 2000 - The General's Daughter. (117 minutes) Director: Cast: John Travolta, Timothy Hutton, Madeleine Stowe. Theme: West Point [NEW YORK]

  • 2000 - The Gift. (111 minutes) Director: Sam Raimi. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank, Giovanni Ribisi. Summary: A recently widowed psychic of three sons in the South uses her visions to convict the wrong killer. [ALABAMA or GEORGIA]

  • 2000 - Greenfingers. (91 minutes R) Director: Joel Hershman. Cast: Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, David Kelly. Summary: A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story. (Comedy, Crime, Romance)

  • 2000 - Harlan County War. (104 minutes) Director: Tony Bill. Cast: Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgard, Ted Levine. Summary: Depiction of the 1973 coal mining strike. [KENTUCKY]

  • 2000 - Here on Earth. (96 minutes) Director: Mark Piznarski. Cast: Chris Klein, Leelee Sobieski, Josh Hartnett, Bruce Greenwood, Annette O'Toole, Annie Corley, Stuart Wilson, Michael Rooker. Summary: A Boston rich kid attending a prestigious prep school in New York destroys a diner while racing recklessly against a local youth. Both are sentenced to a summer of manual labor rebuilding the diner. The rich kid finds love with the daughter of Mabel's Table. [NEW YORK; MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 2000 - Holes. (117 minutes) Director: Andrew Davis. Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Patricia Arquette, Tim Blake Nelson, Shia LaBeouf. Summary: A young Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake, Texas, a juvenile facility, to dig holes and build character. The Yelnats/Zeroni curse follows the Yelnats family. (Based on the Louis Sachar book.)[TEXAS] (Drama)

  • 2000 - Jakob the Liar. (120 minutes PG-13) Director: Peter Kassovitz. Cast: Robin Williams. Summary: A poor Jewish cafe owner in Nazi-occupied Poland invents fictitious news bulletins about Allied advance against the Nazis, attempting to keep hope and humor alive among the ghetto inhabitants. (Based on the 1969 Jurek Becker novel.) [POLAND] (Comedy-drama/Drama)

  • 2000 - Last of the Blonde Bombshells. (84 minutes PG-13) Cast: Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Leslie Caron, Dame Cleo Laine. Summary: After the death of her husband, a sax-player of the Blonde Bombshells of World War II fame attempts to reunite the band for a performance at her granddaughter's school dance. [UNITED STATES] (Drama film/Comedy-drama)

  • 2000 - The Lost Child. (98 minutes) Director: Kaen Arthur. Cast: Mercedes Ruehl, Jamey Sheridan, Tantoo Cardinal, Ned Romero, Irene Bedard. Summary: After her adopted Jewish parents died, a young woman seeks and finds her birth family, discovering that she is a Navajo Indian twin who was stolen after birth. She faces the challenges of bridging her husband and daughters into her Navajo culture. [ARIZONA/PENNSYLVANIA]

  • 2000 - Lucky Numbers. (105 minutes) Director: Nora Ephron. Cast: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow.

  • 2000 - The Luzhin Defense. (102 minutes PG-13) Director: Marleen Gorris. Cast: John Turturro, Emily Watson, Geraldine James. Summary: Set in the late 1920s, "The Luzhin Defence" tells the story of a shambling, unworldly chess Grand Master who arrives in the Italian Lakes to play the match of his life and unexpectedly finds the love of his life. Discovering his prodigious talent in boyhood overshadowed by his parents' failing marriage, Luzhin's lyrical passion for chess has become his refuge and rendered the real world a phantom. (Based on the 1930/256 paged Vladimir Nabokov novel.)(Drama film/Indie film)

  • 2000 - Me, Myself, and Irene. (116 minutes) Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly. Cast: Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger, Robert Forster, Chris Cooper, Richard Jenkins. Summary: After many years of mistreatment, a Rhode Island State Trooper develops an alternate personality who does not take any guff.

  • 2000 - Music of the Heart. (124 minutes PG) Director: Wes Craven. Cast: Meryl Streep, Cloris Leachman, Henry Dinhofer. Summary: The true story of Roberta Guaspari, a schoolteacher's, struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids. (Drama, Indie Film)

  • 2000 - Mystery, Alaska. (119 minutes) Director: Jay Roach. Cast: Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack, Burt Reynolds. Theme: Publicity stunt brings the New York Rangers hockey team to Mystery for a game with the local team of weekend warriors.

  • 2000 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?. (103 minutes) Director: Joel Coen. Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Holly Hunter, John Goodman. Summary: Based on the travels of Ulysses, a Mississippi prison farm convict escapes the rock gang chained to two other convicts to dig up their stashed loot before a flood covers it forever. Along the road, they meet "the sirens" and "the cyclops" as they hit the road. [MISSISSIPPI]

  • 1999 - October Sky. (108 minutes). Director: Joe Johnston. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern. Summary: Homer H. Hickam Jr., a West Virginia coal miner's son, believes life can be different for him when he determines to pursue rocketry. (Based on the 1998/384 paged memoir by Homer Hicham, Jr.) (Biography, Drama, Family)

  • 2000 - One Man's Hero. (122 minutes R) Director: Lance Hool. Cast: Tom Berenger, Joaquim De Almeida, Daniela Romo, Patrick Bergin. Summary: True tale of Sergeant John Riley and his Saint Patrick Battalion of Irish immigrant soldiers who enlisted to fight in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) because they were maltreated by the U. S. Army for their Catholicism. [MEXICO] (Drama/Action)

  • 2000 - Out of Africa. (161 minutes) (Based on the 2001/336 paged Isak Dinesen novel.)

  • 2000 - The Patriot. (165 minutes) Director: Roland Emmerich. Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs. Summary: During the Revolutionary War, a South Carolina planter attempts to avenge the murder of his son by a British officer.

  • 2000 - Pay It Forward. (123 minutes PG-13) Director: Mimi Leder. Cast: Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Angie Dickinson. Summary: A Las Vegas educator challenges his students with the assignment to change the world and his student attempts a "pay it forward to three other people" rather than "pay it back" in favors in the lives of people he knows. (Based on the 1999/311 paged novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde.) (Drama film/Romance)

  • 2000 - The Perfect Storm. (129 minutes PG-13) Director: Wolfgang Petersen. Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly, Karen Allen, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, William Fichtner, Bob Gunton. Summary: Story of a Gloucester fishing boat that was at the confluence of two storms on October 1991. (1997/248 paged Sebastian Junger non-fiction biographical disaster book, "The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea.") [MASSACHUSETTS] (Drama, Thriller)

  • 2000 - Range of Motion. (100 minutes) Director: Donald Wrye. Cast: Rebecca De Mornay, Barclay Hope. Summary: A woman maintains a vigil over her comatose husband after a jogging accident, while getting support from her best friend and a fellow hospice visitor. (Based on the 1995/256 ps. novel by Elizabeth Berg.) (Drama)

  • 2000 - Remember the Titans. (120 minutes PG) Summary: The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.(Sport, Drama)

  • 2000 - The Replacements. (118 minutes) Director: Howard Deutch. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Orlando Jones, Jon Favreau, Brooke Langton, Rhys Ifans, Faizon Love, Michael Taliferro, Ace Yonamine. Summary: Blue-collar, former football misfits and has-beens get a chance to be part of the Washington Sentinels for the end of the football season when professional football players strike giving veteran coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman) the opportunity to use replacements to get the team to the playoffs. [WASHINGTON, D. C.]

  • 2000 - Ride With the Devil. (139 minutes) Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel, Jeffrey Wright. [MISSOURI]

  • 2000 - The Runaway. (98 minutes) Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman. Cast: Dean Cain, Duane McLachlin, Cody Newton, Maya Angelou. Summary: A conjure woman predicts that two boys - - one white and one black - - will bring "change" in rural Georgia during the 1940s.

  • 2000 - Sacco and Vanzetti. (121 minutes) Director: Giuliano Montaldo. Cast: Gian Maria Volonte, Riccardo Cucciolla, Cyril Cusack, Milo O'Shea. Summary: The trial and later execution of two Italian immigrants convicted of murder in 1921. [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 2000 - Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal. (3 hours) Director: Charles Haid. Cast: Sam Neill, Mare Winningham, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll. Summary:

  • 2000 - Selma, Lord, Selma. (88 minutes) Cast: Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett, Clifton Powell. Summary: The 1965 Alabama violent civil rights recollections of two young black girls highlighting the involvement of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 2000 - Shanghai Noon. (Drama/Western)

  • 2000 - Small Time Crooks. (95 minutes) Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Tracey Ullman, Elaine May, Jon Lovitz, Hugh Grant, Michael Rapaport, Tony Darrow, George Grizzard, Elaine Stritch. Summary: A small time, inept, crook and his bumbling crook cronies plans to rob a bank by renting a nearby store as a cookie store and tunneling to the nearby bank. When the cookie company rakes in money and becomes a corporation, proving that cookies pay more than crime, his New Yorker wife seeks cultural learning and a place in society. People using people for their money leave the couple bankrupt and starting over again in Miami. [NEW YORK]

  • 2000 - Snow Day. (89 minutes) Director: Chris Koch. Cast: Chevy Chase. Chris Elliott, Jean Smart. Summary: The daily life of Syracuse, New York weatherman's children, the snowplow man, and a school principal on a surprising day off from school. [NEW YORK]

  • 2000 - Snow Dogs. (99 minutes) Director: Brian Levant. Cast: Cuba Gooding, Jr., James Coburn, Joanna Bacalso, Nichelle Nichols, M. Emmet Walsh. Summary: When a Miami dentist inherits an Alaskan sled dog team, he goes to Alaska, finds friction with a local man who wants that team, and participates in a sled dog race. [ALASKA/FLORIDA]

  • 2000 - State and Main. (105 minutes) Director: David Mamet. Cast: Alec Baldwin, Charles Durning, Patti PuPone, William H. Macy.

  • 2000 - A Storm In Summer. (97 minutes) Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Peter Falk, Aaron Meeks, Andrew McCarthy, Nastassja Kinski, Ruby Dee. Summary: In 1969, a Harlem boy is sponsored by a community group that places city youth in the suburbs for two weeks of the summer. He is placed with a Jewish deli-owner and father of a son killed in World War II in Fairview, New York. [NEW YORK] (Drama)

  • 2000 - Three Kings. (115 minutes R) Director: David O. Russell. Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Nora Dunn. Summary: In March, 1991, as the Gulf War ends, four American soldiers in the desert decide to take home millions in Kuwaiti bullion stolen by the Iraqis. [IRAQ] Drama/Action/Adventure)

  • 2000 - U-571. (117 minutes PG-13) Director: Jonathan Mostow. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi, Jake Weber, Kavid Keith, Matthew Settle. Summary: A group of Navy men during World War II are sent to steal the Nazi's top-secret decoding device, Enigma, but when their own ship is destroyed, they must secretly make their way through hostile waters in a severely damaged Nazi U-boat carrying the device. (Thriller/Drama)

  • 2000 - What's Cooking?. (106 minutes) Director: Gurinder Chadha. Cast: Dennis Haysbert, Alfre Woodard, Joan Chen, Mercedes Ruehl, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Kyra Sedgwick, Julianna Margulies. Summary: Four extended Los Angeles families living in a city block and representing African American, Jewish, Latino, and Vietnamese cultures meet for Thanksgiving. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 2000 - Where the Heart Is. (120 minutes) Director: Matt Williams. Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing, Joan Cusack, James Frain, Dylan Bruno, Keith David. Summary: An abandoned pregnant woman gives birth to a baby in a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma, befriends people in the area who become her surrogate family.

  • 2000 - You Can Count On Me. (110 minutes) Director: Kenneth Lonergan. Cast: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Jon Tenney, Rory Culkin. Summary: A single mother of an eight-year-old son living in a small Catskill town picks up her life.

  • 2001 - Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder in Mesopotamia. (100 minutes) Director: Tom Clegg. Cast: David Suchet. Summary: Poirot visits an ancient site while vacationin in Iraq only to stumble into the murder of the head archaeologist's wife. [Based on an Agatha Christie 1936 novel] [IRAQ] (Drama/Mystery/Crime)

  • 2001 - Age of Innocence. (138 minutes PG) (Based on the Edith Wharton Pulitzer novel.)

  • 2001 - Along Came a Spider. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter.

  • 2001 - Behind Enemy Lines. (105 minutes PG-13) Director: John Moore. Cast: Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht, Joaquim de Almeida, David Keith. Summary: A flight navigator and his crew are shot down over Bosnis during a routine reconaissance mission when they see something they should not have seen. They are tracked by the enemy as their forces plan to rescue them. [BOSNIA] (Thriller/Drama)

  • 2001 - Best Man in Grass Creek. (88 minutes) Director: John Newcombe. Cast: Grace Phillips, Megan Mullally, John Hines, John Newcombe. Summary: Adam Lewis is marriage-shy after having been left at the altar three years previously. He and his girlfriend, Holly, arrive at a small Indiana town, Grass Creek, where Adam finds himself the best man at a wedding of a distant business associate. In exchange for being the best man, the business "stranger" will purchase an ad campaign. Twists and turns follow in this romantic comedy. [INDIANA]

  • 2001 - Black Hawk Down. (143 minutes R) Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Sam Shepard. Summary: Retelling of the doomed 1993 American mission ot capture top aides of a Somali warlord. (Drama/Action)

  • 2001 - Captain Corelli's Mandolin. (123 minutes R) Director: John Madden. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale, David Morrissey, Irene Papas. Summary: During World War II, an Italian officer who is part of the occupying forces on a Greek island falls in love with a local girl. (Based on the 1994 Louis de Bernieres novel.)[GREECE] (Drama/Romance)

  • 2001 - Christy:Return to Cutter Gap. (89 minutes) Director: Chuck Bowman. Cast: Lauren Lee Smith, Diane Ladd, James Waterston, Steward Finlay-McLennan.

  • 2001 - The Closet. (85 minutes R) Director: Francis Veber. Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Gerard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte, Michele Laroque. Summary: A bland, dull, divorced father of one, accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. With the suggestion of a gay neighbor, he creates a ruse suggesting that he is gay. He grows as a man. [FRANCE] (World Cinema/Comedy)

  • 2001 - Crazy/Beautiful. (99 minutes) Director: John Stockwell. Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez, Lucinda Jenney, Taryn Manning, Bruce Davison. Summary: An Hispanic American man from East Los Angeles, intent on attending the Naval Academy, is a high-achieving, grade A pupil who is involved with a confused Caucasian girl whose father happens to be the congressman from whom he needs sponsorship for the Academy. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 2001 - Enemy at the Gates. (131 minutes R) Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud. Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Ed Harris, Ron Perlman, Gabriel Marshall-Thomson. Summary: World War II Russian hero, Vassili Zaitsev, faces the Nazis best sharpshooter, Major Erwin Konig. (Drama film/Thriller)

  • 2001 - I Am Sam. (134 minutes PG-13) Director: Jessie Nelson. Cast: Dakota Fanning, Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer. Summary: A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family. (Drama, Melodrama)

  • 2001 - Kiss of the Dragon. (97 minutes R) Director: Chris Nahon. Cast: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tcheky Karyo, Ric Young, Burt Kwouk. Summary: China's top secret agent must team up with an American call girl in Paris to solve a case after he is falsely accused of murder. [CHINA; FRANCE] (Crime film/Thriller/Drama)

  • 2001 - Lightning: Fire from the Sky. Cast: John Schneider, Jesse Eisenberg, Stacy Keach. Summary: A father and his estranged son try to save their Missouri town from a destructive storm and a land developer. [MISSOURI]

  • 2001 - Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail. (95 minutes) Director: Simon Wincer. Cast: Tom Seleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley, David O'Hara, Christian Kane, Barry Corbin, Brad Johnson, Mark Harmon. Summary: When a man tries to keep his promise to a dying man to look after the man's widow and Wyoming ranch, he becomes involved with a land grabber. (Based on Louis L'Amour's work.)

  • 2001 - The Deep End. (101 minutes) Director: Scott McGehee and David Siegel. Cast: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Raymond Barr, Josh Lucas. Summary: Suspense story of a mother attempting to protect her son from his lover. [based on the 1940s novel by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding] [CALIFORNIA]

  • 2001 - The Doe Boy. (87 minutes) Director: Randy Redroad. Cast: James Duval, Jeri Arredondo, Jade Hererra, Kevin Anderson, Jim Metzler. Summary: Hunter, a half Cherokee, half white Oklahoman boy with hemophilia, kills a doe during his first hunting trip and is branded with the nickname "Doe Boy" as part of the taboo. He comes of age and finds himself.

  • 2001 - Exit Wounds. (121 minutes) Director: Andrzej Bartkowlak. Cast: Steven Seagal, DMX, Isaiah Washington. [MICHIGAN]

  • 2001 - Follow the Stars Home. (95 minutes) Director: Dick Lowry. Cast: Kimberly Williams, Blair Brown, Campbell Scott, Eric Close. Summary: A birth impairment to the daughter of a California woman causes the break-up of her marriage and the determination to give her daughter quality parenting. [Based on a novel by Luanne Rice.] [CALIFORNIA]

  • 2001 - Frida. (123 minutes R) Meet Frida Kahlo

  • 2001 - Hannibal. (131 minutes) Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta. [MARYLAND]

  • 2001 - In the Bedroom. (131 minutes) Director: Todd Field. Cast: Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Marisa Tomei. [MAINE]

  • 2001 - Iris. (95 minutes R) Director: Richard Eyre. Cast: Judi Dench, Kate Winslet. Summary: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. (Drama, Romance, Biography) (Biopic)

  • 2001 - Just Visiting. (89 minutes) Director: Jean-Marie Gaubert. Cast: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Matthew Ross, Tara Reid, Malcolm McDowell. Summary: In the 12th century, a brave warrior and respected nobleman, his loyal servant, and an aging wizard are transported to the year 2000 where a museum employee becomes their unofficial guide to life in Chicago. [ILLINOIS]

  • 2001 - Kate & Leopold. (118 minutes) Director: James Mangold. Cast: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer, Natasha Lyonne. Summary: An impoverished English duke from 1876 is thrown into a time warp in modern-day New York City after a fall into the East River from the Brooklyn Bridge. [NEW YORK CITY]

  • 2001 - Kiss of the Dragon. (97 minutes R) Director: Chris Nahon. Cast: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tcheky Karyo, Ric Young, Burt Kwouk. Summary: China's top secret agent must team up with an American call girl in Paris to solve a case after he is falsely accused of murder. [CHINA; FRANCE] (Crime film/Thriller/Drama)

  • 2001 - Legally Blonde. (96 minutes) Director: Robert Luketic. Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Matthew Davis, Selma Blair. Summary: To prove herself "worthy" of her boyfriend's family, a Malibu sorority/fashion degree girl studies for and passes the LSAT, is accepted to Harvard Law School, and, with her Chihuahua, develops friendships, sticks to her ethics of loyalty and compassion, and follows her path to a law degree. [CALIFORNIA; MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 2001 - Life As A House. (124 minutes) Director: Irwin Winkler. Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen. Summary: A divorced California architect who lives in a rundown house inherited from his father faces life changes when he loses his job and fights cancer while trying tearing down that house and building his dream house with neighbors and family.

  • 2001 - The Lost Battalion. (100 minutes) Director: Russell Mulcahy. Cast: Rick Schroder, Phil McKee, Jaimie Harris, Jay Rodan, Adam James. Summary: In the closing days of World War I, an army division was surrounded by German troops in the Argonne Forest of France without food, water, reserve ammunition, communication lines holding off the enemy until they were rescued after five days of action. [Based on a true story of World War I, 1914 - 1918.] [FRANCE] (Drama/Action)

  • 2001 - The Majestic. (153 minutes) Director: Frank Darabout. Cast: Jim Carrey.

  • 2001 - The Mexican. (123 minutes R) Director: Gore Verbinski. Cast: Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Gene Hackman. Summary: While he is trying to pull off a job, a criminal's girlfriend is kidnapped. [MEXICO] (Romance/Adventure)

  • 2001 - Oceans Eleven. (116 minutes) Director: Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Casey Affleck, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts. Summary: plan to rob a casino.

  • 2001 - Moulin Rouge. (160 minutes PG-13) Director: Baz Luhrmann. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh. Summary: A musical romance set in 19th-century France. (Drama film/Romance)

  • 2001 - Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder in Mesopotamia. (100 minutes) Director: Tom Clegg. Cast: David Suchet. Summary: Poirot visits an ancient site while vacationin in Iraq only to stumble into the murder of the head archaeologist's wife. [Based on an Agatha Christie 1936 novel.] [IRAQ] (Drama/Mystery/Crime)
  • 2001 - Rat Race. Director: Jerry Zucker. Cast: Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

  • 2001 - The Score. (124 minutes R) Director: Frank Oz. Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett, Marlon Brando. Summary: A jazz nightclub owner/safecracker from Montreal considers retiring and settling down with his girlfriend, but his partner who owes a crime boss much money, convinces him to do one more score breaking their self-proclaimed rules of stealing in one's own backyard - - Montreal! (Thriller/Drama)

  • 2001 - The Shipping News. (111 minutes R) Director: Lasse Hallstrom. Cast: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Scott Blen, Rhys Ifans, Cate Blanchett. Summary: A lonely inksetter from New York, moves his family to his family homestead in Newfoundland. [NEWFOUNDLAND] (Based on Annie Proulx's 2002/352 paged Pulitzer novel.) (Drama/Romance)

  • 2001 - Shrek. (191 minutes PG) Director: Andrew Adamson. Voices: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow. Summary: The story of Shrek, an ogre living on a swamp, who is overwhelmed by fairy tale characters who have been rounded-up by the local Lord Farquaad and deposited there. To get back his deed, he is to rescue Princess Fiona with the help of Donkey. [EUROPE] (Based on the William Steig book.) (Fantasy/Adventure)

  • 2001 - Someone Like You. (97 minutes) Director: Tony Goldwyn. Cast: Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman. Summary: A New York talk show talent scout proposes "the new cow theory" towards men and dating and becomes involved in a love triangle. [NEW YORK CITY]

  • 2001 - The Stork Derby. Cast: Megan Follows, Pascale Montpetit. Summary: When an attorney leaves his fortune to a woman giving birth to the most children over a 10-year span, some women see it as a way to get out of poverty. [CANADA] (Drama/History)

  • 2001 - Summer Catch. Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel. Summary: Romance of a pitcher for an elite summer-league baseball team and a rich girl vacationing on Cape Cod. [MASSACHUSETTS]

  • 2001 - Tortilla Soup. (102 minutes PG-13) Theme: Food (Drama, Indie film)

  • 2001 - Tremors 3. (104 minutes) Director: Cast: Michael Gross, Shawn Christian.

  • 2001 - 2001: A Space Odyssey. (148 minutes) (Based on "The Sentinel" a 1968 Arthur C. Clarke novel.)

  • 2001 - Uprising. (177 minutes) Director: Jon Avnet. Cast: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Donald Sutherland, Jon Voight, Cary Elwes, Stephen Moyer. Summary: In 1939 Poland, after the Germans invaded, the Germans forcibly detained 350,000 Warsaw Jews in an area known as the "Warsaw Ghetto." Forming the Jewish Fighting Organization, they resist the Nazis until the Nazis promise to eradicate the ghetto as a birthday present for Hitler. [POLAND] (Drama/War)

  • 2001 - The Wishing Tree. (102 minutes) Director: Ivan Passer. Cast: Alfre Woodard, Helen Shaver, Mary Alice, Blair Underwood. Summary: A business-oriented Atlanta attorney returns home to Savannah to attend her mother's funeral and is taken in by the storytelling heritage of her roots. [GEORGIA]

  • 2002 - About Schmidt. (125 minutes R) Director: Alexander Payne. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney. Summary: A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected. (Based on the 1996/273 paged Louis Begley novel.) (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 2002 - Agnes of God. (98 minutes PG-13) Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Jane Fonda, Meg Tilly, Anne Bancroft. Summary: Dr. Martha Livingston, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is sent to evaluate Sister Agnes, a young nun whose infant has been found strangled. With Agnes claiming a virgin conception and having no memory of giving birth, Livingston must distinguish between the lies and the nun's perception-altering faith. Complicating her investigation, Livingston continually clashes with the overbearing Mother Miriam Ruth, who insists that Livingston leave Agnes alone. (Based on the 1982/80 paged play of John Pielmeier.) (Thriller, Drama)

  • 2002 - Borstal Boy. (91 minutes) Director: Peter Sheridan. Cast: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dye, Lee Ingleby, Robin Laing, Eva Birthistle. Summary: During World War II, a sixteen year-old Irish activist goes on a bombing mission from Ireland to Liverpool, is apprehended, charged, and placed in Borstal, a reform institution for young offenders. Here he lives face-to-face with those he hates and changes his view of life. (Based on the 1958 autobiographical Brendan Behan work.) [IRELAND/ENGLAND] (Coming of age/Indie film)

  • 2002 - By Dawn's Early Light. (104 minutes) Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman. Cast: Richard Crenna, David Carradine, Chris Olivero. Summary: A Los Angeles teenager is forced to spend a portion of his summer vacation with the Colorado cattleman maternal grandfather whom he has not seen for many years when his wealthy parents go on a cruise. Having nothing in common with his grandson who is moody, unliked by all, and wants to go home to California, the grandfather goes with him on an 800 mile journey across the Colorado Mountains to the Pacific Ocean on horseback broadening his grandson's self-centered, materialistic, physical, emotional, and civic behaviors. [COLORADO; CALIFORNIA]

  • 2002 - Chicago. (113 minutes PG-13) Director: Rob Marshall. Cast: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere. (Based on the 1926 play, "Chicago" written by Maurine Dallas Watkins.) (Bob Fosse book)(See the 1927, 1942 Roxie Hart, 2002 adaptations) (Crime, Comedy Music) (Academy Award for Best Picture)

  • 2002 - Daniel Deronda. (210 minutes TV miniseries) Director: Tom Hooper. Cast: Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Jodhi May, Edward Fox, Greta Scacchi, Barbara Hershey. Summary: George Eliot's 19th century English novel of Daniel Deronda, a sensitive, intelligent, young man, haunted by secrets that shroud his birth. Gwendolen Harleth, seeking a position of wealth in life, considers marrying Henleigh Grancourt but longs for Daniel, who has become involved in helping a young Jewish singer, Mirah Lapidoth. [ENGLAND; GERMANY] (Based on the George Eliot novel.) (Drama)

  • 2002 - 40 Days and 40 Nights. (95 minutes) Director: Michael Lehmann. Cast: Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Vinessa Shaw, Paulo Costanzo, Maggie Gyllenhaal. Summary: A San Francisco website designer, after being dumped by his girlfriend, gives up sex for Lent, meets a woman in the laundromat and pursues a platonic relationship because he does not tell her of his vow of abstinence. [CALIFORNIA]

  • 2002 - Hard Lessons. (94 minutes) Cast: Denzell Washington, Lynn Whitfield.

  • 2002 - Hart's War. (125 minutes R) Director: Gregory Hoblit. Cast: Bruce Willia, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Cole Hauser, Marcel Iures, Linus Roache. Summary: In a Nazi POW camp in December, 1944, a ranking U. S. prisoner is joined by a law-student lieutenant who had been captured. Lt. Hart tries the case of a black, Tuskeegee airmen pilot falsely accused of murdering a fellow prisoner. [GERMANY] (Drama/Political drama)

  • 2002 - Gangs of New York. (166 minutes) Director: Martin Scorsese. (Cast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, Liam Neeson. Summary: Irish immigrants flood New York City in 1846 causing gangs that clash. [New York City - Five Points]

  • 2002 - Ice Age. (81 minutes PG) Director: Chris Wedge. Voice cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary. Summary: A group of migrating misfit creatures head south to avoid frostbite with a mission to reunite a human baby with his tribe. (Drama/Adventure/Comedy)

  • 2002 - Johnson County War. (178 minutes) Director: David Cass, Sr. Cast: Tom Berenger, Luke Perry, Rachel Ward.

  • 2002 - Just a Walk in the Park. Cast: George Eads, Jane Krakowski. Summary: Mistaken identity of a Central Park dog-walker for a dog's wealthy owner. [NEW YORK]

  • 2002 - The Laramie Project. (96 minutes) Director: Moises Kaufman. Cast: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Laura Linney, Summer Phoenix, Clea Duvall, Peter Fonda, Janeane Farofalo, Amy Madigan, Camryn Manheim. Summary: The trial in the 1998 Laramie, Wyoming case where Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old, was found beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. [Based on the Moises Kaufman play.]

  • 2002 - Lilo and Stitch. (85 minutes) Voices: Angela Lansbury. [HAWAII]

  • 2002 - Lucky Day. (95 minutes) Director: Penelope Buitenhuis. Cast: Amanda Konohoe, Gregor Toerzs, Karen Le Blanc. Summary: A woman investigates her friend's death believing that his death was associated with his lucky day and his winnings in the lottery. [Based on a Mary Higgins Clark work.] [NEW YORK]

  • 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)

    LI>2002 - Me and Mrs. Jones.(100 minutes) Director: Catherine Morshead. Cast: Robson Green, Caroline Goodall. Summary: A Fleet Street tabloid writer writing under the pseudonym Mrs. Jones, secretly infiltrates 10 Downing Street to reveal the Prime Minister's intimate personal details and derail her re-election campaign, but finds true love. [ENGLAND] (Drama/Comedy/Romance)

  • 2002 - The Mothman Prophecies. (119 minutes) Director: Mark Pellington. Cast: Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney, Will Patton.

  • 2002 - Passionada.(104 minutes PG-13) Director: Dan Ireland. Cast: Jason Isaacs, Sofia Milos, Emmy Rossum, Theresa Russell. Summary: A New Bedford, Massachusetts widow, Celia, refuses to date even years after her husband, a Portuguese fisherman is lost at sea. Her daughter, Vicky, tries to get her to date. While singing passionate Portuguese songs at a local nightclub, Celia meets Charlie, a charming Englishman who is a poor card counting gambler visiting wealthy friends. [MASSACHUSETTS] (Indie film/Family Drama)

  • 2002 - Rabbit-Proof Fence. (94 minutes PG) Director: Phillip Noyce. Cast: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Ningali Lawford, Myarn Lawford, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke, Kenneth Branagh. Summary: In 1931 Australia, three half-caste children from Western Australia, Molly and her younger cousins, Gracie and Daisy, were taken from their parents under government edict and sent to an institution where they would be taught to forget their families, their culture, and re-invent themselves as members of "white" Australian society. The three girls begin an epic journey back to Western Australia, travelling 1,500 miles on foot with no food or water, and navigating by following the fence that has been build across the nation to stem an over-population of rabbits. (Based on the 2002/136 paged Doris Pilkington novel.) (Drama film/History)

  • 2002 - Red Dragon. (124 minutes R) Director: Brett Ratner. Summary: Hannibal Lecter film series. (Based on the 1981/348 paged Thomas Harris novel.) (Psychological horror/Slasher/Thriller)

  • 2002 - The Red Sneakers. (108 minutes) Director: Gregory Hines. Cast: Vanessa Bell Calloway, Dempsey Pappion, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Gregory Hines. Summary: In New York City, Reggie Reynolds, a math wiz, manages the school's Patriots basketball team because he cannot make the team. When a neighborhood junkman trades him a magical pair of old sneakers, Reggie becomes a basketball star. But what of the team and what of "the old Reggie" when the team begins to win? [NEW YORK CITY]

  • 2002 - The Rookie. (129 minutes) Director: John Lee Hancock. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant, Angus T. Jones, Brian Cox. Summary: Based on the true story of Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid), an athlete who dreamed of being a major league pitcher and going to "the show," but 12 years previously he blew out his shoulder which finds him now living in Texas, the father of three, a chemistry teacher and high school coach with his forever-in-last-place school baseball team. He makes a bargain with the team that if they somehow win the district championship, he'll agree to try out for a major league baseball team and be the oldest rookie at 36 years old. [TEXAS]

  • 2002 - Shackleton. (190 minutes Television film) Director: Charles Sturridge. Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Lorcan Cranitch, Matt Day, Ken Drury. Summary: Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic adventures when his ship, "Endurance", was trapped in the ice of Weddell Sea for ten months. (Drama)

  • 2002 - Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance. (120 minutes) Narrator: David Ogden Stiers. Summary: Follows the British polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton with his twenty-eight crew aboard his ship "Endurance" into the Antarctic. (Based on 1959 Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.) (Documentary/History)

  • 2002 - Signs. (110 minutes) Director: Cast: Mel Gibson. Summary: An ex-minister finds evidence of aliens on his farm in Pennsylvania with the discovery of crop circles. [PENNSYLVANIA]

  • 2002 - Sins of the Father. Cast: Tom Sizemore, Richard Jenkins, Ving Rhames.

  • 2002 - Sweet Home Alabama. (108 minutes) Director: Andy Tennant. Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen, Mary Kay Place. Summary: In Pigeon Creek, Alabama, a woman returns from the North where she became an in-vogue fashion designer and married the son of the New York mayor neglecting to divorce her childhood love and attempting to do that now. [ALABAMA]

  • 2002 - The Tracker. (56 minutes) Director: Rolf DeHeer Cast: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page, Noel Wilton. Summary: This movie explores a controversial moment in the Australian justice system, of the racist relationship between Aboriginals and locals. An Aboriginal tracker (David Gulpilil) leads the manhunt for a fugitive native, with a Fanatic, Veteran, and Follower, all part of the search party. Who has the power and how the power changes between individuals. [AUSTRALIA] (Drama film/Crime fiction)

  • 2002 - Unfaithful. (123 minutes) Director: Adrian Lyne. Cast: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Chad Lowe, Kate Burton. Summary: A suburban New York housewife's chance encounter in Manhattan during a windstorm with a sexy stranger erupts into a full-blown affair, passion becomes obsession, and the true price of betrayal takes a shattering toll. [NEW YORK]

  • 2002 - We Were Soldiers. (138 minutes R) Director: Randall Wallace. Cast: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Keri Russell. Summary: Lt. Col. Hal Moore, commander of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry in the Pleiku Campaign of 1965, is assigned to action in the first major battle of the war as his men are trapped by 2,000 North Vietnamese troops. [Based on novel by Lt. General Harold G. Moore (retired) and Joseph L. Galloway] [VIETNAM] (Drama/Action)

  • 2002 - Windtalkers. (135 minutes R) Director: John Woo. Cast: Nicolas Cage. Summary: United States use of Navajo codetalkers during World War II in Asia meant that each codetalker was shadowed by a Marine whose mission was to guard the code. [PACIFIC ISLANDS] (Drama/Action)

  • 2003 - Brother Bear. (85 minutes) Director: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker. Voices: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Jason Raize, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, D.B. Sweeney, Joan Copeland, Michael Clarke Duncan. Summary: A young Native American boy's father is killed by a mother bear protecting her cubs. With revenge on his mind, Kenoia sets out into the woods only to find himself magically transformed into the creature he hates most, a bear. Luckily, a bear cub, Koda, befriends him and Kenoia sets out to become human again. Kenoia begins to see the world through the eyes of what was once his prey and is forced to learn a lesson about nature and life. In the meantime, Kenoia's brother hunts him on his own mission of revenge and honor. [ALASKA]

  • 2003 - Brush With Fate. (98 minutes Television film) Director: Brent Shields. Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Thomas Gibston, Phyllida Law, Kelly Macdonald,, Patrick Bergin. Summary: How the impoverished Dutch artist, Vermeer, picture the image of his daughter seated at an open window. Painted in love, sold in desperation, bought in passion, and stolen in greed, the painting's history and the role it played in the lives of those who owned it is revealed in flashback by Cornelia Engelbrecht, a reclusive historian, to an art educator at her college in Massachusetts. (Based on the Susan Vreeland novel "Girl In Hyacinth Blue")[HOLLAND; MASSACHUSETTS] (Thriller/Drama)

  • 2003 - Calendar Girls. (108 minutes PG-13) Cast: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Celia, Imrie. Summary: Yorkshire women raise money with a girly calendar. (Drama, Indie film)

  • 2003 - Cold Creek Manor. Director: Mike Figgis. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff, Juliette Lewis, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Wilson, Dana Eskelson, Christopher Plummer. Summary: Psychological thriller of a couple raising two children in New York City become tired of the high stress of life in the city and find a repossessed and fully furnished mansion in disrepair in Cold Creek in upper state New York once belonging to the Massie family. They purchase the house as their dream house, begin to fix it up, and learn spookily of what went on in the mansion prior to their arrival. [NEW YORK]

  • 2003 - Cold Mountain. (154 minutes) Director: Anthony Minghella. Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland. Summary: A couple meet in Cold Mountain, North Carolina prior to the start of the Civil War and stay true to each other until the man returns as a deserter. (Based on the 1997/356 paged Charles Frazier novel.)[NORTH CAROLINA]

  • 2003 - Finding Nemo. (100 minutes) Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich. Voices: Albert Brooks, Ellen Degeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Elizabeth Perkins. Summary: In the underwater world of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, clownfish Marlin is a widower who is overprotective in raising his son, Nemo, causing Nemo to swim away, get caught by a Sydney dentist, and end up in his fish tank. Marlin follows. Nemo and tank friends escape into the ocean. [AUSTRALIA; PACIFIC OCEAN] (Drama/Adventure/Comedy)

  • 2003 - Girl With a Pearl Earring. (100 minutes PG-13) Director: Peter Webber. Cast: Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson. Summary: Relates the story of how Johannes Vermeer, in 1665 Delft, Holland, painted 17-year-old maid, Griet, wearing his wife's pearl earring. [HOLLAND] (Based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier.) (Drama film/Romance)

  • 2003 - Hope Springs. (92 minutes PG-13) (Based on "New Cardiff" a 2002/354 paged novel by Charles Webb.)(Comedy, Romance)

  • 2003 - Le Divorce. (117 minutes PG-13) Director: James Ivory. Cast: Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Jean-Marc Barr, Leslie Caron, Stockard Channing, Glenn Close, Romain Duris, Stephen Fry, Samuel Labarthe, Thomas Lennon, Thierry Lhermitte. Summary: Californian Isabel Walker travels to Paris to offer her help and moral support to her pregnant sister Roxy who has been left by her philandering French husband, artist Charles-Henri de Persand. Sexual complications arise when Isabel becomes the mistress of her sister's uncle-by-marriage, when Isabel really does not want to file for divorce, when the distraught husband of Roxy's lover stalks them, and when the ownership of the American family's heirloom painting becomes questioned. [PARIS, FRANCE; CALIFORNIA] (Drama film/Comedy-drama)

  • 2003 - Lost in Translation. (102 minutes R). Director: Sofia Coppola. Cast: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumhiro Hayashi. Summary: A male movie star shooting a whiskey commercial in Japan by chance meets a married woman tagging along with her workaholic husband, one night in their luxury hotel bar. [JAPAN] (Drama film/Indie film)

  • 2003 - Mona Lisa Smile. ( minutes) Director: Mike Newell. Cast: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal. Summary: In 1953, a California university college professor accepts a position as art history professor at Wellesley College, a woman's college in Massachusetts, attempting to bring her brand of interpreting life to the women who were preparing for the life of wife, mother, and business supporters to their prospective husbands. Learning about life and romance surface for all. [MASSACHUSETTS; CALIFORNIA]

  • 2003 - Mystic River. (138 minutes R) (Based on the 2001/416 paged Dennis Lehane novel.) (Mystery, Crime, Drama)

  • 2003 - Open Range. (139 minutes R) Director: Kevin Costner. Cast: Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Michael Jeter, James Russo. Summary: Boss Spearman, a rugged old-timer, free grazes cattle. He and Charley have been partners for ten years. The pair and their employees, Mose and Buttons, are driving their cattle across the West. Mose is attacked and thrown in jail during a visit to a town. The local cattle rancher, Baxter, wants the free grazers off his land and when Boss and Charley retrieve Mose, they are warned that they have until the next day to be out of the area. Charley confesses his past as a killer during the Civil War and strikes up a tentative romance with Sue, the sister of the town doctor. (Drama/Western)

  • 2003 - A Painted House. (98 minutes) Director: Alfonso Arau. Cast: Scott Glenn, Arija Bareikis, Robert Sean Leonard, Melinda Dillon, and Logan Lerman. Summary: This John Grisham 2001/388 paged book adapted to film is told through the voice of 10-year-old Arkansan Luke Chandler about the summer of 1952 when two groups of migrant works, the Mexicans and the hillbillies, come looking for work on the Chandler's cotton farm. Two dangerous men meet. A murder occurs in town. A fatherless baby is born. Someone is secretly painting the Chandler farmhouse. [ARKANSAS; MICHIGAN]

  • 2003 - Schultze Gets the Blues. (114 minutes PG) Summary: A retired salt miner gets depressed until he discovers zydeco. (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 2003 - Secondhand Lions. (110 minutes PG) Director: Tim McCanlies. Cast: Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Haley Joel Osment, Kyra Sedgwick. Summary: When his mother leaves teenage Walter with his bachelor uncles at their Texas home and takes off on her own, Walter finds out about the adventures both Garth and Hub led during their mysterious forty-year disappearance. Are they really old men hiding millions? [TEXAS] (Coming of age/Comedy-drama)

  • 2003 - Something's Gotta Give. (128 minutes) Director: Nancy Meyers. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau. Summary: An economically successful older playboy who dates younger women develops chest pains during a romantic weekend at the Hamptons beach house of the woman he is dating. The reluctant divorced and successful playwright mother of the date is forced to care for Harry Sanborn and in the process, Harry learns to love an age appropriate woman; the thirtysomething attending male doctor falls in love with the playwright; and the playwright falls in love with the bachelor, unraveling his life. [NEW YORK; PARIS, FRANCE] (Drama, Romance)

  • 2003 - Under the Tuscan Sun. (113 minutes PG-13) Director: Audrey Wells. Cast: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Raoul Bova, Vincent Riotta, Mario Monicelli. Summary: Frances Mayes, a San Francisco just-divorced writer, on a whim, buys and restores a villa in Tuscany, Italy while on a trip hoping to give her life a second chance. (Based on 1996/280 paged Frances Mayes work.) [ITALY] (Drama/Romance)

  • 2003 - Welcome to Mooseport. (115 minutes) Director: Donald Petrie. Cast: Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Marcia Gay Harden, Maura Tierney, Christine Baranski, Rip Torn. Summary: The recently divorced former President of the United States returns to live at his summer home in Mooseport, Maine, and is asked to run for mayor, a position which nobody wants. When a local plumber volunteers to help out the town, the national spotlight focuses on Mooseport. [MAINE]

  • 2003 - Whale Rider. (101 minutes PG-13) Director: Niki Caro. Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House. Summary: Follows the birth of the surviving girl twin, Pai, as she is brought up by Whangara people in New Zealand. They believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale Whangara people. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But when Pai's young mother dies in childbirth, Pai is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possess a natural leadership ability. [NEW ZEALAND; MAORI] (Drama film/Family)
  • 2004 - The Blackwater Lightship. (120 minutes TV movie) Director: John Erman. Cast: Keith McErlean, Angela Lansbury, Dianne Wiest, Gina McKee. Summary: A man tells his mother, his grandmother and his sister that he is in the final stages of AIDS. (Based on the 1999/288 paged Colm Toibin novel.) (Drama)

  • 2004 - The Bridge of San Luis Rey. (120 minutes PG) Director: Mary McGuckian Cast: Robert DeNiro, Kathy Bates, Harvey Keitel. Summary: In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge. (Based on the 1927/138 paged Thornton Wilder novel.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 2004 - Christmas with the Kranks. (98 minutes PG) Director: Joe Roth. Cast: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd. (Based on the 2001/177 paged "Skipping Christmas" John Grisham novel.)
  • 2004 - The Five People You Meet in Heaven. (180 minutes) Summary: An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in Vietnam begin to haunt him. (Based on the 2003/196 paged Mitch Albom novel.) (Fantasy, Drama)

  • 2004 - Gracie's Choice. (91 minutes TV film) Summary: A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and one half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail. (Coming of age, Drama)

  • 2004 - Hidalgo. (Drama/Western)

  • 2004 - Hotel Rwanda. (122 minutes PG-13) Summary: Paul Rusesabagina, a Hulu married to a Tutsi wife, was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.(Biography, Drama) (Biopic)

  • 2004 - In America. (105 minutes) Director: Jim Sheridan. Cast: Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Djimon Hounsou. Summary: An immigrant Irish actor brings his family to New York City to pursue his career, meets diverse neighbors, fights the demon of previously losing a son, and fathers another child showing that life goes on. [NEW YORK CITY]

  • 2004 - Ladies in Lavender. (104 minutes PG-13) Director: Charles Dance. Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith. Summary: Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village. (Based on a short story by William Locke.) (Drama, Music, Romance)

  • 2004 - The Motorcycle Diaries. (126 minutes R) Director: Walter Salles. Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna. Summary: The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling. (Based on the Ernesto "Che" Guevara book.) (Adventure, Biography, Drama)

  • 2004 - The Notebook . (125 min. PG-13) Director: Nick Cassavetes Cast: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Marsden. Summary: In 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie are desperately in love. But her parents don't approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair. In the interim, Allie becomes involved with another man. But when Noah returns to their small town years later, on the cusp of Allie's marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over. (Based on the 1996/214 paged novel by Nicholas Sparks.) [South Carolina](Drama/Romance)

  • 2004 - The Plain Truth. (90 minutes TV film) Director: Paul Shapiro. Cast: Mariska Hargitay, Alison Pill, Jan Niklas. Summary: An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child. (Based on the 2001/432paged Jodi Picoult novel.)(Drama, Mystery)

  • 2004 - Radio. (109 minutes PG) Director: Mike Tollin. Cast: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard, Debra Winger. Summary: Based on the real-life of Robert "Radio" Kennedy, a developmentally challenged young man growing up in South Carolina and the coach who took him under his wing and let him and those he touched grow. [SOUTH CAROLINA] (Drama film/Sport)

  • 2004 - Vera Drake. (132 minutes R) Cast: Imelda Staunton, Philip Davis. Summary: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family. (Crime, Drama)

  • 2005 - Annie's Point. (87 minutes TV film G) Director: Michael Switzer. Cast: Betty White, Amy Davidson, Richard Thomas. Summary: A widow and her spunky granddaughter journey cross-country to spread her husband's ashes at a place they both loved. (Drama)

  • 2005 - Brokeback Mountain. (Drama/Western)

  • 2005 - Coach Carter. (136 minutes PG-13) Director: Thomas Carter. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown, Ashanti, Debbi Morgan. Summary: Based on the true story of California high school basketball coach, Ken Carter, who turned his team around by stressing studying and athleticism. [California] (Drama film/Docudrama)

  • 2005 - Fever Pitch. (104 minutes PG-13) Cast: Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore. Summary: Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox. (Sport, Drama, Comedy, Romance)

  • 2005 - The Five People You Meet in Heaven. (133 minutes) (Based on the 2003/196 paged Mitch Albom novel.) (Drama)

  • 2005 - Mrs. Harris. (94 minutes TV movie) Director: Phyllis Nagy. Cast: Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Cloris Leachman. Summary: Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris. (Based on a Shana Alexander book.) (Drama, Biography)

  • 2005 - Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. (118 minutes) Summary: All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer. (Comedy, Drama)

  • 2005 - North Country. (126 minutes R) Director: Niki Caro. Cast: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand. Summary: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit. (Based on the 2002 Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler book.) (Drama)
  • 2005 - The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. (99 minutes PG-13) Summary: In order to support her ten children, Evelyn Ryan enters a commercial jingle-writing contest. (Based on the 2001/496 paged "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less" by Terry Ryan. (Indie film, Drama) (Biopic)

  • 2005 - Syriana. (128 minutes R) Director: Stephen Gaghan. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet. Summary: A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it. (Based on the Robert Baer book.)(Drama, Docudrama)

  • 2005 - An Unfinished Life. (108 minutes PG-13). Director: Lasse Hailstorm. Cast: Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez, Becca Gardner. Summary: Einar, a recovering alcoholic rancher who lives with his loyal pal Mitch, gets an unexpected visit from his daughter-in-law, Jean, and granddaughter, Griff. Einar holds a grudge against Jean because he feels she's responsible for his son's accidental death, but he reluctantly lets her stay at the farm when he learns that she's trapped in a violent relationship. Over time, they grow closer and try to heal their emotional wounds. (Based on the 2004/272 paged novel by Mark Spragg)(Drama, Melodrama)

  • 2005 - Walk the Line. (153 minutes PG-13) Summary: Johnny Cash's life from Arkansas cotton farm worker to recording celebrity. (Drama, Romance, Biography, Music) (Biopic)

  • 2003 - Wilder Days. 120 minutes PG TV film) (Comedy-drama)

  • 2005 - The World's Fastest Indian. (127 minutes PG-13) Summary: The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. (Drama, Sport) (Biopic)

  • 2006 - Akeela and the Bee. (102 minutes PG) Cast: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer. Summary: A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. (Drama)

  • 2006 - Away from Her. (110 minutes PG-13) Director: Sarah Polley. Cast: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent. Summary: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. (Based on the short story, "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" by Alice Munro.) (Drama)

  • 2006 - Blood Diamond. (143 minutes R) Director: Edward Zwick. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou. Summary: A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.(Drama, Thriller)

  • 2006 - Boynton Beach. (105 minutes R) Director: Susan Sidelman. Cast: Dyan Cannon, Sally Kellerman, Len Cariou. Summary: Residents of an adult community in Florida turn to one another for support and companionship after the deaths of their spouses. (Theme: Widowers) (Comedy-drama, Indie film, Drama)

  • 2006 - The Departed. (151 minutes R) Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon. Summary: An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (Crime, Drama)

  • 2006 - The Guardian. (139 minutes PG-13) (Drama, Action)

  • 2006 - In Her Shoes. (130 minutes) Director: Curtis Hanson. Cast: Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, Anson Mount, Toni Collette, Richard Burgi, Candice Azzara, Brooke Smith, John Mastrangelo, Sr., Emilio Mignucci, Mark Feuerstein. Summary: Free-wheeling irresponsible Maggie gets through her life thanks to her remarkable looks and her complete lack of scruples. She constantly goes to her straight-laced, plain-Jane successful lawyer sister Rose when she is in need of financial help. The two sisters have been very close to each other in part because their troubled mother died when they were girls. Maggie discovers hidden letters that reveal she and Rose have a grandmother, but Maggie ends up betraying Rose's trust. Maggie sets off for Florida to find the grandmother. A failed workplace romance forces Rose to rethink her career, a career that has been the center of her life. As Rose tentatively begins a new relationship and Maggie gets to know her grandmother, the two learn a dark family secret that helps smooth the path toward reconciliation. [FLORIDA/NEW YORK] (Based on the 2002/424 paged novel by Jennifer Weiner).(Drama/Romance.)

  • 2006 - Pursuit of Happyness. (145 minutes PG-13) Meet: Chris Gardner. (Based on the 2006/320 paged "The Pursuit of Happyness" by Chris Gardner.)(Drama, Biography) (Biopic)

  • 2006 - Take the Lead. (118 minutes PG-13) (Drama, Music)

  • 2007 - Atonement. (130 minutes R) Director: Joe Wright. Cast: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoires Ronan. Summary: When a couple is torn apart by a lie constructed by a jealous younger sister during World War II, all three of them must deal with the consequences. (Based on Ian McEwan's 2007/480 paged novel.) (Drama/Romance)

  • 2007 - Autumn Hearts: A New Beginning. (99 minutes PG-13) Director: Paolo Barman. Cast: Summary: Three people who bonded in a detention camp during World War II reunite decades later. [Based on the 1995/201 paged Matt Cohen "Emotional Arithmetic" novel.) [CANADA] (Drama)

  • 2007 - Borat. (84 minutes R) Summary: Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. (Comedy)

  • 2007 - The Bucket List. (97 minutes PG-13) Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman. Summary: A billionaire and a car mechanic, two complete strangers sharing the same hospital room, find things in common. (Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 2007 - The Darjeeling Limited. (104 minutes R) Summary: Two estranged brothers reunite for a train trip across India. (Drama, Indie film)

  • 2007 - Evening. (117 minutes PG-13) Director: Lajos Koltal. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Toni Collette, Claire Danes. Summary: A woman lays dying and conveys to her daughters, the defining moments in her life 50 years prior, when she was a young woman. Harris is the man Ann loves in the 1950s and never forgets. (Screenplay by Michael Cunningham.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 2007 - Freedom Writers. (123 minutes PG-13) Director: Richard LaGravenese. Cast: Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, April Lee Hernandez. Summary: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school. (Drama, Biography, Crime)

  • 2007 - How About You. (99 minutes) (Based on "Hard Core" from "This Year It Will Be Different" short stories by Maeve Binchy.)

  • 2007 - Into the Wild. (148 minutes R) (Based on the 1996/207 paged Jon Krakauer book.) (Adventure, Biography, Drama) (Biopic)

  • 2007 - The Kite Runner. (128 minutes PG-13) Director: Marc Forster. Cast: Ahmad Khan Mahmoud, Khalid Abdaila. Summary: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble. (Based on the 2003/372 paged Khaled Hosseini novel.) [AFGHANISTAN] (Drama/Romance)

  • 2007 - Little Miss Sunshine. (101 minutes R) Cast: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell. Summary: A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (Comedy-drama, Drama, Adventure)

  • 2007 - Love in the Time of Cholera. (139 minutes R) Director: Mike Newell. Cast: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Hector Elizondo. Summary: Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart. (Based on the 1988/348 paged Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel.) [South America/Colombia] (Drama/Romance)

  • 2007 - A Mighty Heart. (103 min. R) Director: Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Archie Panjabi. Summary: Mariane Pearl, the wife of journalist Daniel Pearl of The Wall Street Journal, heads to Pakistan after terrorists capture her husband. In the terrifying weeks that follow, she must cope with international attention and find her way through the dangerous world of underground politics in a desperate effort to find him. (Based on her 2003/288 paged novel.) (Biography, Drama, History) [PAKISTAN]

  • 2007 - The Namesake. (112 minutes PG-13). Director: Mira Nair. Cast: Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, Tabu. Summary: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways. (Based on the 2004/291 paged novel by Jhumpa Lahiri.) (Drama)

  • 2007 - No Country for Old Men. (Based on a Cormac McCarthy novel.)(Drama/Western)

  • 2007 - Wild Hogs. (100 minutes PG-13) Director: Walt Becker Cast: Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William Macy. Summary: Tired of their humdrum lives, some middle-aged friends decide to temporarily ditch their responsibilities and take a motorcycle trip. The freedom of the open road holds many surprises for the group, including an encounter with the Del Fuegos, a hardcore gang, who take a dim view of the novice bikers. (Action, Outlaw biker film, Drama)

  • 2008 - Appaloosa. (Drama/Western)

  • 2008 - Boy in Striped Pajamas. (94 minutes PG-13) Director: Mark Herman. Cast: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Jack Scanlon. Summary: During World War II, 8-year-old Bruno and his family leave Berlin to take up residence near the concentration camp where his father has just become commandant. The boy wanders out behind his house one day and befriends a Jewish boy his age. Though the barbed-wire fence of the camp separates them, the boys begin a forbidden friendship, oblivious to the real nature of their surroundings. (Based on the John Boyne 2006/215 paged novel.) (Drama film, History)

  • 2008 - Doubt. (104 minutes PG-13) Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams. Summary: In 1964, a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun suggest that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, a personal crusade against the priest -- despite lack of evidence ensues. (Based on the John Patrick Shanley 2008/56 paged play, "Doubt: A Parable".) (Drama, Mystery)

  • 2008 - Gran Torino. (120 minutes R) Director: Clint Eastwood. Summary: Neighborhood retired auto worker and Korean War vet becomes a reluctant hero when he stands up to gangbangers who bother an Asian teen. (Drama)

  • 2008 - Land of Thirst. (98 minutes) Director: Meg Richards Cast: Hlotmla Dandala, Nina Lucy Wylde, Susan Danford, Jacques Stardom. Summary: The romance between a black man and an Englishwoman causes an uproar in 1913 Africa. (Based on the 1984/317 paged novel Margaret Harding by Perceval Gibbon.) [SOUTH AFRICA] (Drama/Romance)

  • 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)

  • 2008 - Lovely, Still. (92 minutes PG) Director: Nik Fackler. Cast: Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Banks. Summary: A perennial bachelor is surprised when his new neighbor asks him out on a date. The unexpected romance blooms until his fear and jealousy take the couple down an unexpected path. Theme: Widowers (Drama, Indie film)

  • 2008 - Marley and Me. (94 minutes PG) Director: David Frankel. Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Eric Dane. Summary: A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. (Based on the 2005/291 paged "Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog" by John Grogan.) (Comedy-drama, Drama)

  • 2008 - The Memory Keeper's Daughter. (90 minutes TV film) Director: Mick Jackson. Cast: Emily Watson, Dermot Mulroney. Summary: A nurse raises a girl born with Down syndrome after the physician father abandons her at childbirth, not telling his wife of her survival. He raises only her twin brother. (Based on the Kim Edwards 2005/401 pages novel.) (Drama)

  • 2008 - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. (92 minutes) (Based on the 1938/233 paged Winifred Watson novel.) (Drama)

  • 2008 - Nights in Rodanthe. (129 minutes PG-13) (Based on the 2002/222 paged novel by Nicholas Sparks.) (Drama, Melodrama)

  • 2008 - Rambo. (99 minutes R) (Thriller, Action)

  • 2008 - The Reader. (124 minutes R) Director: Stephen Daldry. Cast: Kate Winslet, David Kross, Ralph Fiennes. Summary: A teen in postwar Germany, begins a passionate but clandestine affair with an older woman who enjoys having classic novels read to her. (Based on the 1995/216 paged novel by Bernhard Schlink.) (Drama film/Romance)

  • 2008 - Ruby Blue. (112 minutes) Summary: An older man's friendship with a young girl is called into question when she goes missing. (Thriller, Drama)

  • 2008 - Secret Life of Bees. (110 minutes PG-13) Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood. Cast: Dakota Fanning, Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah. Summary: Haunted by memories of her late mother and abused by her father, a 14-year-old girl runs away with her friend and caregiver to the South Carolina town that holds the key to her mother's past. There, Lily meets the Boatwright sisters who take her in and teach her about beekeeping, honey, and the Black Madonna. Lily also discovers that the truth about her mother is closer than she thinks. (Based on the 2001/336 paged Sue Monk Kidd novel.) (Drama, Coming of Age)

  • 2008 - The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry. (96 minutes PG) Cast: Gavin MacLeod, Jansen Panettiere. Summary: An old man mentors three boys in the ways of the Lord. (Drama, Family drama)

  • 2008 - Seraphine. (125 minutes) Director: Martin Provost Cast: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur. True story of Seraphine Louis (aka Seraphine de Senlis), a simple, devout housekeeper who in 1905, at 41, began painting brilliantly colorful canvases from the scantest materials at hand. In 1912, a German art critic discovered her paintings while she was working as his maid. Tells the story of the relationship between the avant-garde dealer and the visionary cleaning lady. [FRANCE] (Drama film/Biography)

  • 2008 - The Stoning of Soraya M. (116 minutes R) Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh. Summary: A distressed Iranian woman, desperately asks for a meeting with a journalist, to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece. (Based on the 1990/160 paged "The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story" by Freidoune Sahebjam book.) (Drama) (Biopic)

  • 2008 - Wendy and Lucy. (80 minutes R) Cast: Michelle Williams. (Based on Jon Raymond's "Train Choir")(Drama)

  • 2009 - Angels and Demons. (138 minutes PG-13) Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Tom Hanks, Eyelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor. Summary: When Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon discovers the resurgence of an ancient brotherhood known as the Illuminati, he flies to Rome to warn the Vatican, the Illuminati's most hated enemy. Joining forces with beautiful Italian scientist Vittoria Vetra, Langdon follows a centuries-old trail of ancient symbols in the hope of preventing the Illuminati's deadly plot against the Roman Catholic Church from coming to fruition. (Based on the 2000/480 paged Dan Brown novel.) (Thriller/Mystery)

  • 2009 - The Blind Side (129 minutes PG-13) Director: John Lee Hancock. Cast: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw. Summary: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (Based on the 2006/352 paged "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" by Michael Lewis.) (Biography, Drama, Sport) (Biopic)

  • 2009 - The Enchanted April. (93 minutes PG) Director: Mike Newell. Cast: Alfred Molina, Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson. (Based on the 1922/319 paged Elizabeth Von Amim novel.) (Drama)

  • 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)

  • 2009 - Grey Gardens. (104 minutes TV-PG) (Biography, Drama) Summary: The lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith, aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. (Biography, Drama)

  • 2009 - Hachi: A Dog's Tale (93 minutes G) Summary: A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home continues after death.(Based on a true story of Hachi, the loyal dog.) (Drama, Family) (Biopic)

  • 2009 - Invictus (134 minutes PG-13) Meet: Nelson Mandela and the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (Biopic)

  • 2009 - It's Complicated (120 minutes R) Director: Nancy Meyers. Cast: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin. Summary: When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried. (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

  • 2009 - Julie and Julia. (123 minutes PG-13) Director: Nora Ephron. Cast: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep. (Based on Julie Powell 2005/400 paged novel "Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously.") Theme: Food. (Drama film/Comedy-drama)

  • 2009 - The Lightkeepers. (107 minutes PG) Director: Daniel Adams. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Mamie Gummer, Bruce Dern. Summary: Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer. (Comedy, Drama)

  • 2009 - Mao's Last Dancer. (117 minutes PG) Summary: A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. (Drama, Romance) (Biopic)

  • 2009 - My Sister's Keeper. (119 minutes PG-13) (Based on the 2004/423 paged Jodi Picoult novel.) (Drama)

  • 2009 - Precious. (110 minutes R) Director: Lee Daniels. Summary: In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. (Based on the Sapphire novel.) (Drama, Indie film)

  • 2009 - The Road. (119 minutes R) Director: John Hillcoat. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron. Summary: In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. (Based on the 2006/287 paged Cormac McCarthy novel.) (Drama, Adventure)

  • 2009 - The Soloist (116 minutes) Meet: Nathaniel Ayers. (Based on the 2008/273 paged "The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music" by Steve Lopez.) (Drama, Music, Biography) (Biopic)

  • 2009 - That Evening Sun (116 minutes PG-13) Director: Scott Teems. Cast: Hal Holbrook, Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins. Meet: Nathaniel Ayers. Summary: An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm. (Based on "I Hate to See that Evening Sun Go Down" by William Gay.) (Drama)

  • 2009 - Time Traveler's Wife. (99 minutes PG-13) Director: Robert Schwentke. Cast: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams. Summary: Chicago librarian Henry De Tamble suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes him to drift uncontrollably back and forth through time. On one of his sojourns, he meets the love of his life, Claire, and they marry. But the problems and complexities of any relationship are multiplied by Henry's inability to remain in one time and place, so that he and his beloved are continually out of sync. (Based on the 2003/592 paged novel by Audrey Niffenegger.) Fantasy/Drama

  • 2009 - Today's Special (99 minutes R) (Indie film, Drama, Comedy)

  • 2009 - Up (99 minutes PG) (Animation, Adventure, Comedy)


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    The 2010s

  • 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)

  • 2010 - The King's Speech (120 minutes R) Cast: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush. Summary: England's Prince Albert is ascending the throne as King George VI after his brother abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson but he has a speech impediment. (Drama, History) (Biopic)

  • 2010 - Meek's Cutoff. (104 minutes PG) Director: Kelly Reichardt. Cast: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano. Summary: Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions. (Drama, Western)

  • 2010 - My Afternoons with Margueritte. (82 minutes) Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Gisele Casadesus. (Based on the book by Marie-Sabine Roger.) (Drama, Comedy)

  • 2010 - Old Cats. (89 minutes) (Drama)

  • 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)

  • 2010 - Sarah's Key. (111 minutes PG-13) Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Melamine Mayance, Niels Aarestrup. Summary: An account of a journalist's research by a journalist into a shameful incident in French history intertwines with a story of a 10-year-old Jewish girl from that time period. (Based on the Tatiana de Rosnay 2007/294 page novel.) (Drama film, War)

  • 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)

  • 2010 - True Grit. (Drama, Western)

  • 2011 - Albert Nobbs. (113 minutes R) Director: Rodrigo Garcia. Cast: Glenn Close, Janet McTeer, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Mia Wasikowska, Pauline Collins. Summary: In 19th-century Ireland, painfully shy butler Albert Nobbs hides an incredible secret: He is really a she. Terrified that someone will discover her identity, Albert keeps a very low profile, until the arrival of Hubert Page registers a sea change in Albert's life. Hubert is also secretly a woman and has managed to find a partner who helps her maintain her masquerade. Hoping to find a similar arrangement, Albert begins wooing a hotel maid. (Based on the 1918/112 paged George Moore novella.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 2011 - All Together. (100 minutes PG) Director: Stephane Robelin. Summary: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home. Cast: Jane Fonda, Geraldine Chaplin, Pierre Richard. (Drama, Comedy)

  • 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)

  • 2011 - The Descendants. (115 minutes R) Summary: Family conflict when a tragic accident puts a wife in a coma and how to deal with her request to die with dignity. (Comedy, Drama)

  • 2011 - The Intoucables. (102 minutes R) Summary: After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (Biography, Comedy, Drama) (Biopic)

  • 2011 - Salmon Fishing in Yemen. (107 minutes PG-13) Director: Lasse Hailstorm. Cast: Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas. Summary: A fisheries scientist one day receives an unusual request from a businesswoman to help in fulfilling a wealthy sheik's request to bring sport fishing to Yemen. (Based on the 2006/329 paged novel by Paul Torday.)(Drama film, Romance)

  • 2011 - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. (104 minutes PG-13) Director: Wayne Wang. Cast: Li Bingbing, Jun Ji-hyun, Hugh Jackman. Summary: A story set in nineteenth-century China and focusing on the life-long friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid social norms imposed on women. (Based on the 2005/258 paged Lisa See novel.) (Drama, History)

  • 2011 - War Horse. (146 minutes PG-13) Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Tim Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine. (Based on the 1982/192 paged Michael Morpurgo novel.) (Drama, War)

  • 2011 - Water for Elephants. (120 minutes PG-13) Director: Francis Lawrence. Cast: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz. (Based on the 2006/335 paged Sara Gruen novel.) (Drama, Romance)

  • 2011 - We Bought A Zoo. (131 minutes PG) Director: Cameron Crowe. Summary: Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. (Based on the Benjamin Mee 2008/261 paged novel.) (Drama, Comedy) (Biopic)

  • 2012 - Amour. (127 minutes PG-13) Director: Michael Haneke. Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert. Summary: Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (Drama, Romance)

  • 2012 - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. (124 minutes PG-13) Director: John Madden. Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel. Summary: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. (Based on the 2012/320 paged Deborah Moggach novel.) (Drama, Comedy-drama)

  • 2012 - Django Unchained. (Drama/Western)

  • 2012 - The Guilt Trip. (95 minutes PG-13) Director: Anne Fletcher. Cast: Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand. Summary: Man going on the road trip of a lifetime stops at his mom's house and ends up taking her along for the ride.(Comedy-drama, Comedy)

  • 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)

  • 2012 - Hugo. (126 minutes) (Based on the 2007/533 paged "The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures" by Brian Selznick.)(Drama, Western)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 2012 - Still Mine. (103 minutes PG-13) Summary: A farmer fights back when local authorities hamper his efforts to build a cottage for his dementia-stricken wife. (Drama, Romance)

  • 2012 - Trouble with the Curve. (101 minutes PG-13) Director: Robert Lorenz. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman. Summary: A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last. (Drama, Sport)

  • 2013 - August: Osage County. (121 minutes). Director: John Wells. Cast: Meryl Streetp, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis. Summary: The death and funeral of their father brings three sisters to the home of their mother, Violet, an acid-tongued, pill-popping cancer patient. Daughters along with their significant others and various other kin -- take the full brunt of their dysfunctional matriarch's venom, for Violet tells every one of them exactly what she thinks of them. (Based on the 2008 Tracy Letts play.) (Comedy)

  • 2013 - The Book Thief. (135 minutes PG-13) Director: Brian Percival. Narrator: Roger Allam. Cast: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson. Summary: In 1938, young orphan Liesel arrives at the home of her new foster parents. She learns to read and grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. The family secretly shelters a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans' life. (Based on the 2005/584 paged Markus Zusak novel.) (Drama/War) (World War II) [GERMANY] (Drama, War)

  • 2013 - The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. (114 minutes) Director: Felix Herngren. Summary: A 100-year-old explosives expert escapes from a retirement home. (Based on the 2009/396 paged novel by Jonas Jonasson.)(Fantasy, Adventure, Drama)

  • 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)

  • 2013 - Las Vegas. (120 minutes PG-13) Director: Jon Turteitaub. Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline. Summary: Four friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. (Comedy)

  • 2013 - Nebraska. (115 minutes R) Summary: An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. (Drama, Adventure, Comedy)

  • 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)

  • 2013 - The Physician. (150 minutes R) Director: Philipp Stolzl. Cast: Tom Payne, Ben Kingsley. Summary: During the 11th century, a destitute orphan travels to Persia to study medicine with a famed healer.(Based on the 1986/720 paged Noah Gordon novel of the Cole Family Trilogy #1.) (Drama,History)

  • 2013 - Redwood Highway. (90 minutes PG-13) Cast: Shirley Knight, Tom Skerritt. Summary: Marie decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years. (Drama)

  • 2013 - Safe Haven. (116 minutes PG-13) North Carolina (Based on the 2011/432 paged novel by Nicholas Sparks.) (Drama, Romance, Thriller)

  • 2012 - Unfinished Song. (90 minutes PG-13) Summary: Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James. (Comedy, Drama, Music)

  • 2014 - The Best of Me. (118 minutes PG-13) Summary: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. (Based on the 2011/304 paged Nicholas Sparks novel.)(Drama film, Romance)

  • 2014 - Elsa and Fred. (104 minutes) Director: Michael Redford. Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer. Summary: In New Orleans, a feisty retiree and her new neighbor, an uptight widower discover that it's never too late for true love and romance. Theme: Widowers (Drama film, Romance)

  • 2014 - 5 Flights Up. (92 minutes PG-13) Director: Richard Loncraine. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton. Summary: A husband and wife spend a hectic weekend pondering the sale of the apartment they've shared for more than 40 years. (Drama, Comedy)

  • 2014 - The Homesman. (122 minutes R) Director: Tommy Lee Jones. Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, John Lithgow. Summary: A frontier farm woman saves the life of a claim-jumper and persuades him to help her escort three insane women to a safe haven in Iowa. (Based on Glendon Swarthout's 1988/256 paged novel). (Drama film, Western)

  • 2014 - Rosewater. (103 minutes R) Director: Jon Stewart Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Golshifteh Farahani, Shohreh Aghdashloo Summary: In June 2009, BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen, returned to his native country to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the prime challenger to incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. When Moussavi's supporters protested Ahmadinejad's declaration of victory, Bahari smuggled footage of the riots to the BBC. He was soon arrested by the Revolutionary Guard and -- led by a man known only as "Rosewater" -- was interrogated and tortured for 118 days.[IRAN](Drama film, Biography)

  • 2014 - Still Alice. (107 minutes PG-13) Summary: A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. (Based on the 2005/292 paged Lisa Genova novel.) (Drama)

  • 2014 - Suite Française. (107 minutes) Director: Saul Dibb Cast: Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts. Summary: Her husband away at war, a lonely Frenchwoman begins a tentative romance with the refined German soldier who has taken up residence in her mother-in-law's house. (Based on the 2004/431 paged Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky.) (Drama film, Romance)

  • 2014 - The Theory of Everything. (123 minutes PG-13) Director: James Marsh. Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones. Summary: The life of physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane. (Based on the Jane Hawking book.) (Biography, Drama, Romance)

  • 2015 - Black Mass. (123 minutes) Director: Scott Cooper. Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Egerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon. Summary: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. (Based on the 2000/424 paged Black Mass: Whitey Bulgar, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill.) (Biography, Crime, Drama)

  • 2015 - Brooklyn. (112 minutes R) Director: John Crowley. Cast: Satires Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson. Summary: Young Irish immigrant girl departs 1950s Ireland for work in New York City. She falls in love and must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. (Based on the 2009/262 paged Colm Toibin novel.) [IRELAND/NEW YORK] (Drama film, Romance)

  • 2015 - The Dressmaker. (119 minutes) Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse. Cast: Kate Winslet. Summary: Accused of murder when she was a child, a dressmaker returns to her small Australian town to seek revenge on the locals who did her wrong. (Based on the 2000/296 paged novel by Rosalie Ham.) (Drama film, Thriller)

  • 2015 - Grandma. (79 minutes R) Director: Paul Weitz. Cast: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner. Summary: A teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother, a woman who is long estranged from her daughter. (Drama, Comedy)

  • 2015 - The Intern. (121 minutes PG-13) Director: Nancy Meyers. Cast: Robert De Niro, Anne Hawhaway, Rene Russo. Summary: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. (Drama, Comedy)

  • 2015 - The Revenant. (Drama, Western)

  • 2015 - The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. (122 minutes PG) Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel. (Drama, Comedy)

  • 2015 - Sunset Song. (135 minutes) Director: Terence Davies. Cast: Gayness Deyn, Peter Mullan, Kevin Guthrie. Summary: Divided between her love of the land and the harshness of farming life, young Chris Guthrie finally decides to stay in the rural community of her childhood. Yet World War I and the changes that follow make her a widow and mock the efforts of her youth. (Based on the 1932/272 paged novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.) (Drama film)

  • 2015 - A Walk in the Woods. (104 minutes) Summary: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. (Based on the 1997/397 paged "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering American on the Appalachian Trail" by Bill Bryson.) (Drama, Biography, Adventury, Comedy) (Biopic)

  • 2015 - Woman in Gold. (114 minutes) Director: Simon Curtis. Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl. Summary: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. (Drama, History, Biography) (Biopic)

  • 2016 - Fences. (139 minutes PG-13) Director: Denzel Washington. Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adept. Summary: Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter. (Based on the 1986/101 paged play, Fences, by August Wilson.)(Drama)

  • 2016 - Me Before You. (111 minutes PG-13) Director: Thea Shamrock Cast: Sam Claflin, Vanessa Kirby, Emilia Clarke. Summary: A woman becomes a caregiver for a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined. (Based on the Jojo Moyes 2012/480 paged novel.)(Drama film/Romance) [ENGLAND]

  • 2017 - Light Between Oceans. (130 minutes PG-13) Director: Derek Clanfrance. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander. Summary: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat. (Based on the M.L. Stedman 2012/345 paged novel.)(Drama film/Romance)

  • 2017 - Mudbound. (120 minutes R) Director: Dee Rees. Cast: Jonathan Banks, Carey Mulligan. Summary: Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war. (Based on the Hillary Jordan 2008/328 paged novel.)(Drama film, Historical period drama, Romance)

  • 2017 - The Shack. (132 minutes) Director: Cast: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw. Summary: After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. (Based on the 2007/260 paged novel "The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity" by Wm. Paul Young.) (Drama)

  • 2017 - The Zookeeper's Wife. (127 minutes PG-13) Summary: Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. (Based on the 2007/288 paged "Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman.) (Biography, Drama, History) (Biopic)

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