Phantom of the Opera (1943) Arthur Lubin, Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Drama, Horror, Music

Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary “phantom” whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine’s lovers have plans to ferret him out.

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Shadow of the Vampire (2000) E. Elias Merhige, John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Shadow of the Vampire is a film about the making of a German all time classic silent horror-movie from 1922 called Nosferatu-Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu-a Symphony of Horror). The production of Nosferatu had to deal with a lot of strange things (some crew members disappeared, some died). This movie focuses on the difficult relationship between Murnau, the director, and Schreck, the lead actor.

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Shampoo (1975) Hal Ashby, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Comedy, Drama

Shampoo (1975)
Thirty-something George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairdresser, who spends as much time sleeping with his female clients as he does doing their hair. Whether they want to admit it, all the women in his life are on the most part aware that they are are not the only one with whom he is sleeping. And some, such as the wealthy and married Felicia Karpf, have a stronger emotional dependence on George than they would like to admit. George’s current girlfriend is Jill, an up and coming actress. Jill’s best friend is Jackie Shawn, one of George’s old girlfriends who left him because he couldn’t make a true commitment to her. In turn, Jackie is currently having an affair with Lester Karpf, Felicia’s wealthy businessman husband. George is unhappy working at a salon owned by Norman, with whom he is constantly butting heads. In his first act of wanting finally to be a grown up, George wants to open his own salon, but doesn’t have the financial resources to do it, and no bank will lend him money …

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Riot (1969) Buzz Kulik, Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Mike Kellin, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Riot (1969)
Cully Briston is serving a 5 year sentence in an Arizona prison.He’s not getting along well with the Sergeant of the guards who, on finding a bottle of moonshine near Cully, sends him to the isolation block.Arriving there Cully discovers that inmates have taken over the block and have taken the guards as hostages.Inmate Red Fraker is the leader of the revolt and asks Cully to join them in a mass escape.Cully tries to temper the inmates and avoid the killing of the guards who could be more useful as hostages during negotiations with state officials.Riot leader Red Fraker asks Cully to join the escape attempt and Cully reluctantly agrees.They decide to pretend negotiating better living conditions for the prison inmates in order to gain time for their real aim which is escaping.When Cully asks Red how would this even be possible, Red reveals the existence of an old tunnel, built under the prison auditorium.

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Nana (1934) Dorothy Arzner, George Fitzmaurice, Anna Sten, Phillips Holmes, Lionel Atwill, Drama

Nana (1934)
Nana (Anna Sten) is a young woman who dreams of success in the entertainment world. For this reason he works tirelessly in Paris. One day he has a stroke of luck, and admirer decides to create a musical revue where Nana is the only star. This will launch to fame, and soon finds himself surrounded by numerous fans, who are eager to meet her in person. Among his admirers are veteran Grand Duke Alexis, and a young gallant who is soon starting a romance. But the older brother of his mistress also walks in love with Nana, and jealousy get in his way. The Grand Duke learns Nana’s relationship with the young lieutenant, and intended him to a dangerous site in Algeria. Nana, desperate and depressed by the Grand Duke, leaving the show and takes refuge in the arms of the elder brother of her former lover. Some time later, he returns to Algeria to fight the Prussians.

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Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966) George Marshall, Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Phyllis Diller, Comedy

Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966)
The Divine D.D., a European actress known more for her bubble bath scenes than for her acting, decides she has had enough with bubble baths and wants to be taken seriously as an actress. So much so that she runs away during the middle of a scene while filming in Hollywood and winds up in Oregon. While she is staying in a hotel, the operator accidentally connects her with a real estate agent named Tom Meade. She asks Tom to bring her some food and when he does he suggests that she go to his cabin in the woods. She also asks him not to tell anyone where she is because she doesn’t want to go back to Hollywood. Now Tom must keep the secret, especially from his wife and from his suspicious housekeeper Millie.

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The Foxes of Harrow (1947) John M. Stahl, Rex Harrison, Maureen O’Hara, Richard Haydn, Drama

The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
Frank Yerby’s Foxes of Harrow was one of those long historical novels so popular in the 1940s. 20th Century-Fox boiled the novel down into 118 minutes’ worth of essentials for this film version. In antebellum New Orleans, roguish Irish gambler Rex Harrison buys his way into society–something he couldn’t do in his homeland because he is illegitimate. Sequestering himself in a mansion won in a card game, Harrison courts Southern belle Maureen O’Hara, but their subsequent marriage is befouled by Rex’s incessant womanizing. Though tempted to walk out for good, O’Hara stays by her husband’s side after he loses his fortune, hoping that the impoverished Harrison will now behave more responsibly.

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