Tess and Sam work on the same newspaper and don’t like each other very much. Read More »
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An actress becomes an alcoholic after being jilted. She is aided by an Alcoholics Anonymous member with whom she has an affair; however, he is married. Read More »
The life of a Norwegian immigrant family in 1910 San Francisco centers around Mama and her detailed, pennywise household budget. Read More »
While waiting in vain for her married lover to get a divorce, Fran Walker, a lonely chorus girl approaching middle age Read More »
The Great Elmer and Company, two out-of-work magicians, help lovelorn Jerry Bronson adopt Spanky Milford, to distract him. Read More »
Based loosely on the poem by Rudyard Kipling, this takes place in British India during the Thuggee uprising. Read More »
A Damsel in Distress (1937) George Stevens, Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Lady Alyce Marshmorton has to marry soon, along with the team of Tottney Castle have set bets on who she will select, with youthful Albert wagering on”Mr. X.” Read More »
The Talk Of the Town (1942) George Stevens, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
In suburban Lochester, New England, three people end up living together in high school teacher Nora Shelley’s rental house. Read More »
As Julie prepares to leave her husband Roger, she begins to play through a stack of recordings, each of which reminds her of events in their lives together. Read More »
The Nitwits (1935) George Stevens, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Fred Keating, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Johnnie is a would-be songwriter; Newton is a would-be inventor. Both work at a cigar stand in the lobby of an office building. Read More »
Nurse Anne Lee blames herself for a fatal mistake of her sister Lucy, who also is a nurse. Anne loses her job, and gets a new one at a poorly equipped country hospital. There she falls in love with Dr. Prescott, who is battling with Mr. Bowly, the chairman of the local hospital board, who also makes Anne’s life miserable. But then a virulent epidemic begins…
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The More the Merrier (1943) George Stevens, Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Comedy, Romance
It’s World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere – especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female tenent. What she gets instead is mischievous, middle-aged Benjamin Dingle. Dingle talks her into subletting to him and then promptly sublets half of his half to young, irreverent Joe Carter – creating a situation tailor-made for comedy and romance.
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The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) George Stevens, Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Biography, Drama, Family
Based on Anne Frank’s diary, and the stage play that was adapted from it: In Nazi-occupied Holland, Otto Frank and his family have decided to go into hiding, because of the increasing persecutions against Jews. The businessman Kraler and his assistant Miep prepare a hiding place in the rooms above their place of business, and arrange for the Franks and another family, the Van Daans, to stay there. Later on, they are joined by the dentist Dussel. Together, they try to avoid detection while hoping for Holland to be liberated by the Allies, but even meeting basic needs can become a challenge, and even minor incidents could present a grave risk.
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Jordan ‘Bick’ Benedict Jr., is a wealthy landowner and cattle rancher who marries a spoiled and wealthy Virginian woman. When the two return to his cattle empire in Texas, conflicts around race, class and changing traditions including former cowboy and now rich oil tycoon Jett Rink rise to epic proportions through the years and test the unity of the family and surrounding community.
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Enigmatic gunslinger Shane (Alan Ladd) rides into a small Wyoming town with hopes of quietly settling down as a farmhand. Taking a job on homesteader Joe Starrett’s (Van Heflin) farm, Shane is drawn into a battle between the townsfolk and ruthless cattle baron Rufus Ryker (Emile Meyer). Shane’s growing attraction to Starrett’s wife, Marian (Jean Arthur), and his fondness for their son Joey (Brandon de Wilde), who idolizes Shane, force Shane to realize that he must thwart Ryker’s plan.
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