|Amy 1981 G, 100 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Vincent McEveety
Cast: Jenny Agutter, Barry Newman, Kathleen Nolan, Chris Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, Nanette Fabray, Lou Fant, Brian Frishman, Lucille Benson, Norman Burton, Otto Rechenberg, David Hollander, Cory "Bumper" Yothers, Alban Branton, Ronnie Scribner
In the early 1900s, Amy Medford (Jenny Agutter) leaves her husband Elliott (Chris Robinson) and their home following the death of her deaf child. She takes on a new life as a dedicated teacher at a school for the deaf and blind children where her aim is to teach the children to communicate.
|Babes on Broadway 1941 N/R, 118 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Busby Berkeley
Cast: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Richard Quine, Donald Meek, Luis Alberni, James Gleason, Margaret O'Brien, Emma Dunn, Frederick Burton, Cliff Clark, William Post Jr., Alexander Woolcott
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland team up again for a lively musical. This time, Rooney plays Tommy Williams who produces a charity show as the means of taking orphans on a country trip. With help from his friend Penny (Garland) and their young friends, the show does go on–but not without problems. Songs include "How About You?" and "Hoe Down." This film marks the debut of Margaret O'Brien.
|Big City 1948 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Margaret O'Brien, Robert Preston, Danny Thomas, George Murphy, Edward Arnold, Betty Garrett, Karin Booth, Lotte Lehmann, Connie Gilchrist, Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, Page Cavanaugh, David Leonard, Frank Mayo, Colin Kenny, Doris Kemper
Three young men–Cantor David Irwin Feldman (Danny Thomas), Rev. Philip Y. Andrews (Robert Preston), Officer Patrick O'Donnell (George Murphy)–representing Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic faiths, adopt young Midge (Margaret O'Brien) and become her mentors. But, when Feldman and O'Donnell find women and want to marry and settle down, each wants to adopt Midge, and now she must find a way to make them all one happy family.
|Glory 1956 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: David Butler
Cast: Margaret O'Brien, Walter Brennan, Charlotte Greenwood, John Lupton, Byron Palmer, Madge Blake, Hugh Sanders, Walter Baldwin, Leonid Kinskey
Clarabel Tilbee (Margaret O'Brien) is determined to enter her horse in the Kentucky Derby, and love blooms between Clarabel and horse breeder Chad (John Lupton) along the way to the big race.
|Heller in Pink Tights 1960 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: George Cukor
Cast: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien, Steve Forrest, Eileen Heckart, Edmund Lowe, Ramon Novarro, George Mathews, Frank Silvera, Ed Binns
This film, based on a Louis L'Amour story, is about a traveling troupe who entertained in Wyoming more than a century ago.
|Jane Eyre 1944 N/R, 96 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Robert Stevenson
Cast: Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret O'Brien, Henry Daniell, John Sutton, Agnes Moorehead, Peggy Ann Garner, Sara Allgood, Aubrey Mather, Edith Barrett, Barbara Everest, Hillary Brooke, Mae Marsh, Eily Malyon
As a young girl, Jane (Peggy Ann Garner) is raised in a cruel orphanage, and when she grows up Jane (now played by Joan Fontaine) takes a job as governess for Adele (Margaret O'Brien) at the mansion of Edward Rochester (Orson Welles). Jane is attracted to Rochester, and, in time, he returns her attention. All goes well, until it is revealed that Rochester is married to an insane woman who he keeps locked in the attic. Jane leaves, but, when she learns that Rochester's wife has set fire to the mansion, she returns and finds that Rochester was blinded in the fire. Jane convinces Rochester that her reason for returning is love, not pity, and he returns her affections.
|Little Women 1949 N/R, 121 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Romance
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Astor, Janet Leigh, Margaret O'Brien, Rossano Brazzi, Lucile Watson, C. Aubrey Smith, Elizabeth Patterson, Leon Ames, Harry Davenport, Ellen Corby, Connie Gilchrist, Richard Wyler
Louisa May Alcott's story relates the good and bad times of young sisters–Meg (Janet Leigh), Jo (June Allyson), Amy (Elizabeth Taylor), and Beth (Margaret O'Brien)–growing up during the Civil War. They are home in New England with their mother Marmee (Mary Astor) and waiting for news from their father (Leon Ames) who is serving as chaplain for the Union forces at the war front. The story continues on after the war with Beth's death, Meg's and Amy's marriages, and Jo finding her true love in Professor Bhaer (Rossano Brazzi).
|Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 N/R, 113 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Romance
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Cast: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Lucille Bremer, Mary Astor, Leon Ames, June Lockhart, Harry Davenport, Marjorie Main, Tom Drake, Chill Wills, Joan Carroll, Hugh Marlowe, Robert Sully, Darryl Hickman, Victor Kilian
In 1903, the Smith family must deal with moving away from St. Louis and the World's Fair, which means leaving friends behind when the father, Alonzo (Leon Ames), has plans to relocate to New York City. The children Esther, Tootie, Rose, and Agnes (Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Lucille Bremer, and Joan Carroll) represent an earlier, more innocent era of childhood in this classic musical.
|Our Vines Have Tender Grapes 1945 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Roy Rowland
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Frances Gifford, Agnes Moorehead, Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, Morris Carnovsky, Sara Haden, Louis Jean Heydt, Arthur Space, Greta Granstedt, Dorothy Morris, Charles Middleton, Elizabeth Russell, Francis Pierlot
This family story is about a wise Scandinavian father Martinius Jacobson (Edward G. Robinson) who leads his morally upright family–wife Bruna (Agnes Moorehead), seven-year-old daughter Selma (Margaret O'Brien), and nephew Arnold (Jackie "Butch" Jenkins)–as they adapt to the Wisconsin farming region. The new schoolmarm Viola Johnson (Frances Gifford) arrives, and problems ensue when she finds life in the country to be boring. But, she changes her mind when unexpected events occur to the Jacobson family, and she learns the value of supporting one's friends and neighbors.
|The Secret Garden 1949 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Cast: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell, Gladys Cooper, Elsa Lanchester, Brian Roper, Reginald Owen, Aubrey Mather, George Zucco, Lowell Gilmore, Billy Bevan, Dennis Hoey, Matthew Boulton, Isobel Elsom, Norma Varden
This is, perhaps, the best of several filmed versions of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic story. Orphaned and spoiled Mary (Margaret O'Brien) is sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Herbert Marshall) in his dark, run-down mansion. Archibald has turned gruff and uncaring since his wife died in a walled garden on the estate, which he now keeps locked. Likewise, he keeps his crippled son, Colin (Dean Stockwell), hidden away. Mary finds the key to the garden, and, with the help of another youth, Dickon (Brian Roper), brings the garden to life. She also sneaks Colin into the garden on a daily basis. Each family member grows up in the process.
|1. Amy (1981)|
2. Babes on Broadway (1941)
3. Big City (1948)
4. Glory (1956)
5. Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
6. Jane Eyre (1944)
7. Little Women (1949)
8. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
9. Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
10. The Secret Garden (1949)
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