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NEBRASKA
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 1988 - Home At Last. (58 minutes) Director: Cast: Frank Converse, Adrien Brody. Theme: Orphan trains bring resettled children.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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]
  • 1998 - Farmer's Wife. (375 minutes)
  • 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 - Election. (103 minutes) Director: Alexander Payne. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon. Summary:

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE
  • 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 play]
  • 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 a Stephen Vincent Benet story]
  • 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."
  • 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 a Grace Metallius novel]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.]
  • 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]
NEW JERSEY
  • 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 Veitnam war in Washington, D. C.
  • 1981 - Atlantic City. (104 minutes) Director: Louis Malle. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster, Kate Reid. Summary: A casino dealer becomes involved in a drug deal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1989 - Lean on Me. (109 minutes) 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.
  • 1989 - Punchline. (123 minutes) Director: David Seltzer. Cast: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell. Summary: the life of stand-up comics
  • 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 City.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 1998 - Gun Shy. Cast: William Petersen. Summary: Atlantic City.
  • 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.
  • 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.
NEW MEXICO
  • 1940 - Santa Fe Trail. (110 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Haviland, Raymond Massey. Summary: A search for John Brown.
  • 1949 - Ghost of Zorro. (69 minutes) Director: Fred Brannon Cast: Clayton Moore, Pamela Blake.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1988 - Milagro Beanfield War. (117 minutes) Director: Robert Redford. Cast: Reuben Blades, Chick Vennera, Melanie Griffith. Summary: A group of small town citizens try to save their way of life by fighting big money interests.
  • 1988 - Young Guns. (102 minutes) Director: Christopher Cain. Cast: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips. Summary: 1878 "Wild Bunch"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2001 - Rat Race. Director: Jerry Zucker. Cast: Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding, Jr.
NEW YORK
  • 1927 - The Jazz Singer. (89 minutes) Warner Brothers. Director: Alan Crosland. Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer. [NEW YORK] (Jewish Experience)
  • 1928 - Speedy. Cast: Harold Lloyd. Summary: Silent film of a young man trying to save New York's last horse-drawn streetcar line. [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 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: Based on the Clemence Dane play about a man's return 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]
  • 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 - 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 - Counsellor at Law. (81 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Cast: John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Melvyn Douglas, Isabel Jewell, Thelma Todd, Mayo Methot. Summary: Based on the book of Elmer Rice taking place 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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 pals to pull it off. [see: 1961 version] [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]
  • 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 - The Thin Man. (91 minutes) Director: W. S. Van Dyke II. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell. Summary: Based on the Dashiell Hammett crime/comedy thriller featuring Nick Charles, private eye, and his wife Nora. The plot unfolds at Christmas in New York City when an eccentric inventor disappears after threatening his mistress with a lawsuit for embezzlement. [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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 countermaneuver with "an arranged marriage" that sets her up as a homewrecker. [SCREWBALL COMEDY] [NEW YORK CITY; LONDON, ENGLAND]
  • 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 Englanders straightforward values are questioned in the light of New York City corruption and snobbery. [NEW YORK]
  • 1936 - The Princess Comes Across. (77 minutes) 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 1937 - Topper. (98 minutes) Director: Norman Z. McLeod. 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]
  • 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]
  • 1938 - Bringing Up Baby. (102 minutes) Director: Howard Hawks. 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]
  • 1938 - 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]
  • 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.
  • 1938 - The Mad Miss Manton. (80 minutes) Director: Leigh Jason. 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]
  • 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. [NEW YORK; FRANCE]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 1940 - Kitty Foyle. (107 minutes) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli, Gladys Cooper, Ernest Cossart. Summary: Based on a Christopher Morley novel, 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]
  • 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.
  • 1941 - Ball of Fire. (112 minutes) 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.]
  • 1941 - 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]
  • 1941 - Mr. and Mrs. Smith. (95 minutes) 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]
  • 1941 - Tom, Dick, and Harry. (86 minutes) Director: Garson Kanin. 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]
  • 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]
  • 1942 - The Pride of the Yankees. (127 minutes) 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]
  • 1942 - The Saboteur. (108 minutes) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. 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]
  • 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]
  • 1943 - 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]
  • 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 Prohabition, the Depression, and World War II. [NEW YORK]
  • 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 - 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]
  • 1945 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. (128 minutes) Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: Dorothy McGuire, James Dunn, Joan Blondell, Peggy Ann Garner, Lloyd Nolan, James Gleason. Summary: The happiness and tragedies of a poor Brooklyn family headed by an alcoholic father and a strong-willed mother at the turn of the century. [NEW YORK]
  • 1946 - 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 groing up in France seeking revenge and money. Based on the Edna Ferber novel, 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]
  • 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 - 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]
  • 1947 - Out of the Past. (97 minutes) Director: Jacques Tourneur. 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. [CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, NEVADA, MEXICO]
  • 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 - 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.[NEW YORK; MASSACHUSETTS]
  • 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. [NEW YORK; WASHINGTON, D. C.]
  • 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.
  • 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. Summary: What happens when a husband and wife lawyer team are on opposite sides of a case dealing with the rights of a married female? [NEW YORK]
  • 1949 - The Heiress. (115 minutes) Director: William Wyler. Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Mona Freeman, Vanessa Brown, Selena Royle. Summary: Based on the Henry James novel, "Washington Square", 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. [winner of 4 Academy Awards] (Music by Aaron Copland) [NEW YORK]
  • 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. [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 1951 - A Place in the Sun. (122 minutes) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Raymond Burr. Summary: Based on Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, 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. Whe 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 accidently and she drowns causing him to be arrested and tried for murder. [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 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. [SCOTLAND; NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 1955 - Blackboard Jungle. (101 minutes) Director: Richard Brooks. Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Vic Morrow, Sidney Poitier. Summary: A high school teacher tries to reach emotionally turbulent youngsters in the New York school system. [NEW YORK]
  • 1955 - Guys and Dolls. (150 minutes) Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast: Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons, Vivian Blaine, Stubby Kaye, Beda Ann Borg. Summary: New York gamblers with a gangster-like atmosphere. [NEW YORK]
  • 1955 - Marty. (91 minutes) Director: Delbert Mann. Cast: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair. Summary: A Bronx butcher falls in love. [NEW YORK]
  • 1956 - The Catered Affair. (95 minutes) Director: Richard Brooks. Cast: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald. Summary: Based on the Paddy Chayefsky's play, this movie tells of 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]
  • 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]
  • 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. [NEW YORK]
  • 1957 - Edge of the City. (85 minutes) Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Robert F. Simon, Jack Warden, Ruth White, John Cassavetes. 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. [NEW YORK]
  • 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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 a Herman Wouk novel] [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 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. [NEW YORK]
  • 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. [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 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) 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. [see: 1988 version] [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 1967 - Barefoot in the Park. (105 minutes) 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]
  • 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]
  • 1968 - Funny Girl. (149 minutes) 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)
  • 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. [NEW YORK CITY]
  • 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. [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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 - The Godfather. (200 minutes) Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, John Cazale, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri. Summary: The world of the Mafia. [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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 - Harry and Tonto. (115 minutes) 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. [NEW YORK]
  • 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 - 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]
  • 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]
  • 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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. [NEW YORK CITY]
  • 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 - 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 - 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]
  • 1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer. (104 minutes) 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. [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 1980 - Raging Bull. (128 minutes) 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]
  • 1981 - Arthur. (97 minutes) Director: 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]
  • 1981 - The Chosen. (105 minutes) 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 Chaim Potok novel] [NEW YORK]
  • 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 E. L. Doctorow's novel] [NEW YORK]
  • 1982 - Author! Author!. (110 minutes) 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]
  • 1982 - 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]
  • 1982 - Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal. (95 minutes) Director: Glenn Jordan. Cast: Marsha Mason, Bob Gunton, Penny Fuller. Summary: 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]
  • 1982 - Night Shift. (105 minutes) 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]
  • 1982 - Sophie's Choice. (157 minutes) 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]
  • 1982 - Tootsie. (119 minutes) 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. [NEW YORK]
  • 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 - 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 - The Natural. (134 minutes) 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 a Bernard Malamud novel] [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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]
  • 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: Based on Nora Ephron's separation from Carl Bernstein. [NEW YORK]
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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]
  • 1990 - Ghost Dad. (95 minutes) 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]
  • 1990 - Green Card. (108 minutes) 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]
  • 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.
  • 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 - City Slickers. (109 minutes) Director: Ron Underwood. Cast: Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater, Jack Palance, Tracey Walter, Josh Mostel. Summary: Experiencing midlife crisis, three buddies go on a cattle drive to bond.
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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) 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.
  • 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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]
  • 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]
  • 1997 - As Good As It Gets. (138 minutes) 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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* - Having Our Say. (94 minutes) Cast: Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee. [NEW YORK]
  • 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]
  • 2000 - The General's Daughter. (117 minutes) Director: Cast: John Travolta, Timothy Hutton, Madeleine Stowe. Theme: West Point [NEW YORK]
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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]
  • 2001 - 61*. (129 minutes) Director: Billy Crystal. Cast: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Richard Masur, Bruce McGill, Chris Bauer, Christopher McDonald, Donald Moffat, Anthony Michael Hall. Summary: Through a flashback with the Maris family watching Mark McGwire's attempt to beat the hitting record, we relive the 1961 competition between Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle to overtake Babe Ruth's hitting record.
  • 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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]
  • 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 - 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]
  • 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]
NORTH CAROLINA
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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.
  • 1980 - Fame. (130 minutes) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. (24 minutes) [Charlie Brown]
  • 1990 - Roots of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad. (58 minutes) Narrator: Ruby Dee.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 seriel killer.
  • 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]
  • 2000 - Christy: A New Beginning. (89 minutes) Director: Don McBrearty. Cast: Lauren Lee Smith.
  • 2001 - Christy:Return to Cutter Gap. (89 minutes) Director: Chuck Bowman. Cast: Lauren Lee Smith, Diane Ladd, James Waterston, Steward Finlay-McLennan.
  • 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. [NORTH CAROLINA]
NORTH DAKOTA
  • 1935 - Annie Oakley. (minutes) Director: George Stevens. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas.
  • 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.
  • 1950 - Annie Get Your Gun. (107 minutes) Director: George Sidney. Cast: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel. Summary: Story of Annie Oakley, born in Ohio.
  • 1998 - Annie Oakley. (52 minutes) Director: Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Brian Dennehy, Cliff De Young. Summary: life of Phoebe Moses
OHIO
  • 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]
  • 1938 - Of Human Hearts. (100 minutes) 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.
  • 1944 - Since You Went Away. (152 minutes) 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 1956 - Great Locomotive Chase. (87 minutes) Director: Francis Lyon. Cast: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter. Theme: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad - Civil War - Andrew's Raid
  • 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, TEXAS, MISSOURI, CALIFORNIA, , ARIZONA, OHIO]
  • 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.
  • 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 thenovel 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]
  • 1980 - Brubaker. (132 minutes) 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.
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 1992 - Johnny Appleseed. (30 minutes) Cast: Garrison Keillor.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 2000 - Dirty Pictures. (104 minutes) Director: Frank Pierson. Cast: James Woods, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwiz.
  • - 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")
OKLAHOMA
  • 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.
  • 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 an Edna Ferber novel]
  • 1939 - The Oklahoma Kid. (85 minutes) Director: Lloyd Bacon. Cast: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane. Summary: A gunman takes revenge on the men who hanged his innocent father.
  • 1940 - Boom Town. (120 minutes) Director: Jack Conway. 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. [TEXAS; OKLAHOMA; NEW YORK]
  • 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 a John Steinbeck novel] [CALIFORNIA/OKLAHOMA]
  • 1943 - War of the Wildcats. (102 minutes) Director: Albert S. Rogell. Cast: John Wayne, Martha Scott, James Stewart, George "Gabby" Hayes, Dale Evans. Summary: oil drillers at the turn of the century.
  • 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.
  • 1956 - Indian Fighter. (88 minutes) Director: Andre De Toth. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas.
  • 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.
  • 1961 - The Story of Will Rogers. (60 minutes) Cast: Bob Hope, narrator. Summary: life for comic Will Rogers.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 1982 - 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 novel]
  • 1982 - Tex. (103 minutes) Director: Tim Hunter. Cast: Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Ben Johnson, Emilio Estevez, Meg Tilly, Frances Lee McCain. Summary: Based on an S. E. Hinton novel, two Utah brothers, one 18 and one 16 years old, struggle to raise each other with a deceased mother and a disappearing father.
  • 1984 - Silkwood. (128 minutes) 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.
  • 1987 - Benji The Hunted. (90 minutes) Director: Joe Camp. Cast: Benji. Summary: Benji travels through the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.
  • 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.
  • 1996 - The X-Files: Pilot - Deep Throat. (90 minutes) Director: Cast: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson.
  • 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.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
OREGON
  • 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]
  • 1954 - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. (102 minutes) Director: Stanley Donen. Cast: Jane Powell, Jeff Richards, Howard Keel, Russ Tamblyn. Summary: When one brother takes a wife, his six younger brothers decide they want to marry also.
  • 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.
  • 1974 - Seven Alone. (95 minutes) Director: Cast: Dewey Martin, Anne Collings, Aldo Ray. Summary: 1843 migration of the Sager family from Missouri to Oregon.
  • 1986 - Stand By Me. (88 minutes) 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 a Stephen King novella]
  • 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.
  • 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.
PENNSYLVANIA
  • 1939 - The Old Maid. (95 minutes) Director: Edmund Goulding. Cast: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent, Donald Crisp, Louise Fazenda, James Stephenson, Jerome Cowan, Lillian Lundigan. Summary: Based on the Edith Wharton novel based 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 that "Aunt" Charlotte is her biological mother. [PENNSYLVANIA] (Music by Max Steiner)
  • 1940 - Kitty Foyle. (107 minutes) Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli, Gladys Cooper, Ernest Cossart. Summary: Based on a Christopher Morley novel, 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]
  • 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"
  • 1942 - George Washington Slept Here. (91 minutes) 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.
  • 1945 - Valley of Decision. (114 minutes) 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]
  • 1951 - Angels in the Outfield. (102 minutes) 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1978 - The Deer Hunter. (183 minutes) Director: Michael Cimino. Cast: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken. Summary: Five friends from a 1968 Clairton, Pennsylvania steel mill town, gather before three of them are deployed to the horrors and death of Vietnam. [PENNSYLVANIA; VIETNAM]
  • 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]
  • 1980 - Private Benjamin. (110 minutes) 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.
  • 1983 - All the Right Moves. (91 minutes) 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.
  • 1983 - Flashdance. (95 minutes) Director: Adrian Lyne. Cast: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala. Summary: A female welder dreams of becoming a successful dancer.
  • 1984 - All the Right Moves. (90 minutes) Director: Michael Chapman. Cast: Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson. Summary: A blue collar high school senior tries to get out of his Pennsylvania mill town by getting a football scholarship.
  • 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.
  • 1985 - Witness. (112 minutes) Director: Peter Weir. 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).
  • 1991 - The Johnstown Flood. (60 minutes) The 1889 flood that devastated the area.
  • 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]
  • 1993 - The Battle of First Bull Run. (100 minutes). Cast: Danny Glover.
  • 1993 - Gettysburg. (254 minutes) Director: Ronald Maxwell. Cast: Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott. Summary:
  • 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 - Philadelphia. (119 minutes) 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.
  • 1994 - Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King. (50 minutes) Narrator: Jack Perkins.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 1999 - Standing in the Light. (30 minutes) Director: Cast: Summary:
  • 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 - Winter of Red Snow. (30 minutes)
  • 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 - Lucky Numbers. (105 minutes) Director: Nora Ephron. Cast: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow.
  • 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]
RHODE ISLAND
  • 1956 - High Society. (107 minutes) Director: Charles Walters. Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund. Summary: Newport, Rhode Island, socialite, Tracy Lord is trying to be remarried quietly but she is persuaded to allow two reporters to cover the nuptials. By the time the wedding march begins, she has accumulated several potential grooms.
  • 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.
  • 1997 - Chessie, the Travelin' Man. (25 minutes)
  • 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.
  • 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.
SOUTH CAROLINA
  • 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.
  • 1980 - 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]
  • 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 - Nightmare in Columbia County. Cast: William Devane, Jeri Lynn Ryan. Summary: A crime in 1980s South Carolina.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004 - Radio. (109 minutes) 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]
SOUTH DAKOTA
  • 1973 - Badlands. (94 minutes) Director: Terence Malick. Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates. Summary: Recreation of the 1950s Charles Starkweather-Carol Fugate killing spree in South Dakota.
  • 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.
  • 1991 - Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier. (85 minutes)
TENNESSEE
  • The President's Lady.
  • 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 diary of Sergeant York]
  • 1955 - Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier. Director: Norman Foster. Cast: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen.
  • 1960 - Inherit the Wind. (127 minutes) Director: Stanley Kramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Frederic March, Gene Kelly, Donna Anderson. Summary: 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.
  • 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]
  • 1973 - Walking Tall. (126 minutes) Director: Phil Karlson. Cast: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman.
  • 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. Summary: Western based on the work of Louis L'Amour.
  • 1982 - Honky Tonk Man. (122 minutes) 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.
  • 1984 - The River. (122 minutes) Director: Mark Rydell. Cast: Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn. Summary: A Tennessee farming couple defend their farm against man and nature. [TENNESSEE]
  • 1987 - Shiloh. Cast: John Weaver, Anthony Hodges, Bill Glidden. Summary: 1862 Tennessee
  • 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.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 1997 - The Rainmaker. (137 minutes) Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Matt Damon, Jon Voight, Mickey Rourke, Danny DeVito.
  • 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.
  • 2000 - Color Me Dark: The Story of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North. (30 minutes) Summary: 1919 Tennessee to Chicago, Illinois.
TEXAS
  • The Alamo.
  • Yellow Rose of Texas.

  • 1940 - Boom Town. (120 minutes) Director: Jack Conway. 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. [TEXAS; OKLAHOMA; NEW YORK]
  • 1941 - The Bride Came C.O.D.. (93 minutes) Director: William Keighley. Cast: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Jack Carson, George Tobias, Harry Davenport. Summary: Based on the Kenneth Earl and M. M. Musselman story of a Texas oil heiress and a Hollywood bandleader whose 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. (Music: Max Steiner) [CALIFORNIA; TEXAS]
  • 1947 - Duel in the Sun. (130 minutes) Director: King Vidor. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lillian Gish. Summary: Love and violence in old Texas involving two brothers.
  • 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. [TEXAS]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 1956 - Giant. (minutes) Director: Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Dennis Hopper. Summary: Oil, the land, and how Texans deal with it.
  • 1956 - The Searchers. (119 minutes) Director: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Ward Bond, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood, Patrick Wayne. Summary: Family relatives search for young girl relatives kidnapped by the Indians.
  • 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.
  • 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 a Larry McGurty novel]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - 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]
  • 1967 - Bonnie and Clyde. (111 minutes) Director: Arthur Penn. Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Gene Wilder. Summary: The criminal experiences of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker.
  • 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 - 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]
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 1982 - Barbarosa. (90 minutes) Director: Fred Schepisi. Cast: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega, Gilbert Roland, Danny De La Paz, George Voskovec. Summary: A pair of outcasts are on the run in Texas. [TEXAS]
  • 1982 - Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (minutes) Director: Colin Higgins. Cast: Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise.
  • 1982 - Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. (110 minutes) 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]
  • 1982 - Silent Rage. (105 minutes) Director: Michael Miller. Cast: Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Stephen Furst. Summary: In Paris, Texas, a Texas sheriff contends with a psychotic killer. [TEXAS]
  • 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.
  • 1984 - Places in the Heart. (minutes) Director: Cast: Sally Field, John Malkovich, Danny Glover, Ed Harris.
  • 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.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 1988 - Lonesome Dove. (360 minutes) Director: Cast: Robert Duvall, Danny Glover, Angelica Huston.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 1995 - Streets of Laredo. (240 minutes) Director: Cast: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard.
  • 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]
  • 2000 - All the Pretty Horses. Cast: Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Lucas Black, Penelope Cruz. Summary: Two young men wanting to relive what cowboys do leave Texas for Mexico to experience that life. [TEXAS; MEXICO]
  • 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. Based on the Louis Sachar book, the Yelnats/Zeroni curse follows the Yelnats family. [TEXAS]
  • 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]
  • 2004 - Secondhand Lions. (110 minutes) 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]
UTAH
  • 1933 - The Life of Jimmy Dolan. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Loretta Young.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1969 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. (112 minutes) 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]
  • 1982 - The Executioner's Song. (192 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 a Norman Mailer novel]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1992 - The Legend of Wolf Mountain. (88 minutes) Cast: Bo Hopkins, Mickey Rooney.
  • 1997 - Jeremiah Johnson. (116 minutes) Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Robert Redford, Will Geer. Summary: The survival growth of a man through his years.
  • 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]
VERMONT
  • 1937 - Nothing Sacred. (75 minutes) Director: William 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.
  • 1939 - Dark Victory. (106 minutes) 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]
  • 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]
  • 1954 - White Christmas. (120 minutes) Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen. Summary: A gathering during Christmas.
  • 1981 - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Sweet Hearts Dance. (101 minutes) Director: Cast: Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins, Kate Reid, Justin Henry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1998 - Fred Tuttle Is the Man With a Plan. Cast: Fred Tuttle, Bill Blachly.
  • 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]
  • 2000 - State and Main. (105 minutes) Director: David Mamet. Cast: Alec Baldwin, Charles Durning, Patti PuPone, William H. Macy.
  • 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.
VIRGINIA
  • Remember the Titans.
  • Pocahontas.

  • 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.
  • 1971 - Homecoming: A Christmas Story. Director: Cast: Richard Thomas, Patricia Neal, Ellen Corby, Edgar Bergen.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
WASHINGTON
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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 - 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 - 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.
    • 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]
    • 1997 - Dante's Peak. (108 minutes) Director: Roger Donaldson. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Grant Heslov, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jamie Renee Smith, Jeremy Foley. Summary: A volcanologist believes that a Washington town in the community of Dante's Peak is endangered by the eruption of a local volcano and tries to warn them. [WASHINGTON]
    • 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. [WASHINGTON]
    • 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]
    WEST VIRGINIA
    • 1961 - Misty. (minutes) Director: James B. Clark. Cast: David Ladd, Arthur O'Connell.
    • 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 keep his family from the Civil War.
    • 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.
    • 1985 - Sweet Dreams. (115 minutes) Director: Karel Reisz. Cast: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth. Summary: Story of Patsy Cline, country and western singer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 1999 - The Songcatcher. (105 minutes) Director: Maggie Greenwald. Cast: Janet McTeer, Aidan Quinn, Pat Carroll, Jane Adams, Greg Cook, Emmy Rossum, Taj Mahal. Summary: A female music scholar at the beginning of the 20th century, being passed over for research projects by her male counterparts, discovers a treasure trove of ancient Scot and Irish ballads when visiting her sister in a rural school in Appalachia. She begins to record the songs on wax cylinders until she begins to wonder that she might be exploiting the people who trusted her. [APPALACHIA]
    • 2000 - 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.
    • 2000 - Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal. (3 hours) Director: Charles Haid. Cast: Sam Neill, Mare Winningham, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll. Summary:
    • 2002 - The Mothman Prophecies. (119 minutes) Director: Mark Pellington. Cast: Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney, Will Patton.
    WISCONSIN
    • 1936 - Come and Get It. (99 minutes) Director: Howard Hawks and William Wyler. Cast: Edward Arnold, Frances Farmer, Joel McRae, Walter Brennan. Summary: Life in Wisconsin's lumber country
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 - 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]
    • 1996 - Caddie Woodlawn. (116 minutes) Cast: Emily Schulman, Parker Stevenson. [based on the Yates novel]
    • 1996 - The X-Files. (90 minutes) Cast: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    WYOMING
    • 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 work of Earl Hammer Jr.]
    • 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.
    • 1969 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. (112 minutes) 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]
    • 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.
    • 1980 - Heaven's Gate. (219 minutes) 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]
    • 1983 - Tom Horn. (90 minutes) Director: William Wiard. Cast: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth. Summary: 1800 Wyoming
    • 1986 - The Virginian. (90 minutes) Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Richard Arlen.
    • 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.
    • 1991 - Conagher. (117 minutes) Director: Reynaldo Villalobos. Cast: Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross, Barry Corbin. Summary: Based on the Louis L'Amour novel showing a cowhand who helps out a homesteader's wife save her spread. [WYOMING]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 1999 - The Jack Bull. (116 minutes) Director: John Badham. Cast: John Cusack, John Goodman, L. Q. Jones.
    • 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.
    • 2002 - Johnson County War. (178 minutes) Director: David Cass, Sr. Cast: Tom Berenger, Luke Perry, Rachel Ward.
    • 2002 - The Laramie Project. (96 minutes) Director: Cast: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Amy Madigan. Summary: Laramie, Wyoming.
    PUERTO RICO
    • 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.
    WASHINGTON, D. C.
    • 1939 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. (129 minutes) 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.
    • 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.]
    • 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.
    • 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.]
    • 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.]
    • 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. [NEW YORK; WASHINGTON, D. C.]
    • 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.]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 1962 - Manchurian Candidate. (126 minutes) Director: John Frankenheimer. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish. Summary: A Korean War veteran might have been brainwashed.
    • 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 accidently destroys Moscow.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 1980 - Ordeal of Dr. Mudd. (143 minutes) 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.
    • 1981 - First Monday in October. (98 minutes) 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.]
    • 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 - 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.]
    • 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]
    • 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 - 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 - 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.
    • 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 scandels.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 1996 - Get on the Bus. (122 minutes) Director: Spike Lee. Cast: Charles Dutton, Ossie Davis. Summary: Million Man March to Washington, D. C.
    • 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.
    • 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 - 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]
    • 1998 - Bulworth. (107 minutes) Director: Warren Beatty. Cast: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry. Summary: A senator and his campaigning.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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 - 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.]
    • 2001 - Along Came a Spider. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter.

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