|Gentleman's Agreement 1947 N/R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Elia Kazan
Cast: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm, Anne Revere, June Havoc, Albert Dekker, Jane Wyatt, Dean Stockwell, Sam Jaffe, Nicholas Joy, Harold Vermilyea, Ransom M. Sherman, Curt Conway, Kathleen Lockhart
Recently widowed, journalist Philip Schuyler Green (Gregory Peck) pretends to be Jewish for an article that he is writing on anti-Semitism, and, in the process he encounters bigotry. This experiment affects his family when his son Tommy (Dean Stockwell) suffers prejudice at school as a direct result of his father's article. Green's anger at what is occurring in his life affects his romance with Kathy Lacy (Dorothy McGuire) whose uncle, John Minify (Albert Dekker), is Green's publisher. The film won the Best Picture Academy Award, Elia Kazan won for Best Director, and Celeste Holm carried away an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Nominations went to Peck, McGuire, and Anne Revere. 1 User Review
|an important lesson on prejudice||gloria 06/25/2010 |
|Hud 1963 N/R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western
Director: Martin Ritt
Cast: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon DeWilde, Whit Bissell, John Ashley, Val Avery, Crahan Denton, Yvette Vickers, Curt Conway, George Petrie, Pitt Herbert, Sheldon Allman, Carl Low, Robert Hinkle
Cattle rancher Hud (Paul Newman) wants profits in oil and tries to talk his father (Melvyn Douglas) into turning the ranch into an oil field. Alma (Patricia Neal) watches as Hud tries to coerce his father and tries to ward him off when Hud drunkenly propositions her. Neal won the Best Actress Oscar, and Douglas won for Best Supporting Actor. The film also won for Cinematography and received for other nominations, including Best Actor and Director.
|The Lady Gambles 1949 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Michael Gordon
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Stephen McNally, Edith Barrett, Leif Erickson, Don Beddoe, Tony Curtis, John Hoyt, Philip Van Zandt, Elliott Sullivan, John Harmon, Curt Conway, Houseley Stevenson, Peter Leeds, Nana Bryant
Joan Booth (Barbara Stanwyck) is addicted to gambling to the point that her marriage to David (Robert Preston) falls apart. As the means of support for her addiction, Joan finds work at Horace Corrigan's (Stephen McNally) casino and continues gambling. The job does not work out for her, and Joan is about to commit suicide when David gets help from psychiatrist Dr. Rojac (John Hoyt) and Joan's sister Ruth (Edith Barrett), and they save her life.
|Raw Deal 1948 N/R, 79 min.|
Director: Anthony Mann
Cast: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland, Raymond Burr, Curt Conway, Chili Williams, Regis Toomey, Whit Bissell, Cliff Clark, Tom Fadden, Ray Teal, Richard Irving, Paul Kruger
Joe (Dennis O'Keefe) is in prison taking the rap for Rick (Raymond Burr). Rick springs Joe, hoping that Joe will be caught or killed during the breakout. You see, Rick wants to keep the $50,000 that he owes Joe. But, the tough Joe makes it out and now he must not only deal with Rick, but he also must make a decision on the two women (Claire Trevor and Marsha Hunt) in his life.
|The Saxon Charm 1948 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: Claude Binyon
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Susan Hayward, John Payne, Audrey Totter, Harry Morgan, Harry von Zell, Cara Williams, Chill Wills, Heather Angel, Addison Richards, Barbara Billingsley, Fay Baker, Bert Davidson, Curt Conway, Clarence Straight
Matt Saxon (Robert Montgomery) is a Broadway producer who walks over anyone who stands in his way and manages to destroy more than one career. Novelist Eric Busch (John Payne) discovers this when he and his wife Janet (Susan Hayward) meet Saxon in New York, and Saxon agrees to produce Eric's play. Saxon's drastic changes to the play cause problems between Eric and Janet–until, finally, a new producer is found for the play.
|Singapore 1947 N/R, 79 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure / Romance
Director: John Brahm
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn, Spring Byington, Thomas Gomez, Porter Hall, Edith Evanson, Holmes Herbert, Philip Ahn, George Lloyd, Maylia, Lal Chand Mehra, Frederick Worlock, Curt Conway
This film is a story about an amnesiac who forgets the man she loves. Having thought that she had died in a WWII bombing raid, he discovers his error on a trip back to Singapore after the war, where he returns to resume his smuggling business. This movie was remade as "Istanbul" in 1957.
|A Woman's Secret 1949 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast: Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Bill Williams, Victor Jory, Mary Philips, Jay C. Flippen, Robert Warwick, Curt Conway, Ann Shoemaker
Susan (Gloria Grahame) lies in a coma with a gunshot wound. Marian (Maureen O'Hara) confesses that she did it, and the story of their relationship is then told in flashbacks. Marian, an up-and-coming singer, had lost her voice, and took scatterbrained Susan under her wing to make Susan the star Marian had hoped to become. But, did Marian really shoot Susan?
|1. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)|
2. Hud (1963)
3. The Lady Gambles (1949)
4. Raw Deal (1948)
5. The Saxon Charm (1948)
6. Singapore (1947)
7. A Woman's Secret (1949)
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