Alec Leamas, a British spy is sent to East Germany supposedly to defect, but in fact to sow disinformation. Read More »
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White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District Read More »
Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Read More »
The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Read More »
Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike the US at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. Read More »
Drifter Axel North has just arrived in New York City, having traveled from city to city throughout the country. Read More »
Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and emotionally. Read More »
Hemingways Adventures of a Young Man (1962) Martin Ritt, Richard Beymer, Diane Baker, Corinne Calvet, Adventure, Drama, War
Young and restless Nick Adams, the only son of a domineering mother and a weak but noble doctor father, leaves his rural Michigan home to embark on an eventful cross-country journey. Read More »
Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. Read More »
Sixty-one year old widower Will Varner, in ill health, owns many businesses and property in Frenchman’s Bend, Mississippi, including a plantation. Read More »
Casey’s Shadow (1978) Martin Ritt, Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Robert Webber, Drama, Family, Sport
Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call “Casey’s Shadow”, looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion. Read More »
The Slugger’s Wife (1985) Hal Ashby, Michael O’Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Ritt, Comedy, Music, Romance
Darryl Palmer (Michael O’Keefe) is a major league baseball player who meets and pursues an attractive singer (Rebecca De Mornay). Read More »
Stanley Cox is a shy, illiterate short-order cook who has never taken a chance at love. Iris King is a newly widowed factory worker who has vowed never to love again. But as their friendship slowly blossoms and Iris helps Stanley learn to read, his strong yet gentle kindness helps mend her broken heart. And where two lonely strangers stood trapped within the past, Stanley and Iris can now begin a new chapter of their lives – together.
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Yugoslav partisans grimly crop the hair of a village quintet of women believed to have consorted with the occupational Nazis. Four, for various reasons, have indeed – and their seducer is a lone, swaggering sergeant whom the partisans briskly emasculate. Escorted out of town by the sheepish Nazis, the forlorn ladies link up, patriotically and romantically, with a band of tough mountain guerrillas.
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The Sluggers Wife (1985) Hal Ashby, Michael O’Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Ritt, Comedy, Music, Romance
A major league star who is on the verge of breaking a record, meets a singer and they get married, but they have different goals, so they separate, jeopardizing his opportunity in sports and the possibility of making up with his wife.
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