Lady with a Past (1932) Edward H. Griffith, Constance Bennett, Ben Lyon, David Manners, Comedy, Romance
The Whole Town’s Talking (1935) John Ford, Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Ordinary man-in-the-street Arthur Ferguson Jones leads a very straightforward life. He’s never late for work and nothing interesting ever happens to him. One day everything changes: he oversleeps and is fired as an example, he’s then mistaken for evil criminal killer Mannion and is arrested. The resemblance is so striking that the police give him a special pass to avoid a similar mistake. The real Mannion sees the opportunity to steal the pass and move around freely and chaos results.
Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the team, Henry is overwhelmed by the demands on his time, the “big business” aspect of college sports, and the fact that he never fully learned to read. Things look bleak for Henry when Janet Hays, a pretty graduate student, is assigned as Henry’s tutor. Her intellect and strength lift Henry out of his doldrums just in time to battle the coach, who attempts to rescind Henry’s scholarship.
Factory Girl (2006) George Hickenlooper, Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Biography, Drama
In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol’s famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician, who pushes her to seek independence from the artist and the milieu.
Peter’s Friends (1992) Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Seven friends in an acting troupe graduate from Cambridge University in 1982 and go their separate ways. Ten years later, Peter inherits a large estate from his father, and invites the rest of the gang to spend New Year’s holiday with him. Many changes have taken place in the lives of all the friends assembled, but Peter has a secret that will shock them all.
The Black Windmill (1974) Don Siegel, Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Delphine Seyrig, Action, Crime, Thriller
A British agent’s son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can’t even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
An American gangster is exiled from the United States for criminal activity and is sent back to the Greek island where he was born. Once on the island, he is watched by a corrupt local police chief. Upon meeting an exiled king, he attempts to purchase the king’s family jewels for a million dollars. However, when he wires for the money to his associates back home, they double cross him and send him a beautiful gun moll instead.
Shiinomi Gakuen / The Shiinomi School (1955) Hiroshi Shimizu, Kyôko Kagawa, Yukiko Shimazaki, Jûkichi Uno, Drama
A university professor and his wife have two sons with infantile paralysis. Through trial and error, they struggle to open a school for disabled children at their own expense. Based on a true story, it features natural child performances under Hiroshi Shimizu’s skillful direction.