Elizabeth Kenny, as a young nurse out in the Australian bush discovers an effective treatment for polio, but can’t get official recognition or sanction for her techniques and theories. For more than three decades (while she tells her fiancée she can’t marry him, and repeatedly confronts the pigheaded orthopedic specialist Dr. Brack), she is prevented from treating acute cases and is ridiculed, while she seeks formal recognition for the efficacy of her treatment.
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The Young Lions (1958) Edward Dmytryk, Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Action, Drama, War
The destiny of three soldiers during World War II. The German officer Christian Diestl approves less and less of the war. Jewish-American Noah Ackerman deals with antisemitism at home and in the army while entertainer Michael Whiteacre transforms from playboy to hero.
Foreign Intrigue (1956) Sheldon Reynolds, Robert Mitchum, Geneviève Page, Ingrid Thulin, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Millionaire Victor Danemore, living on the French Riviera, dies suddenly of a heart attack. His secretary, Dave Bishop, wants to know more about his employer’s life. Surprisingly, not even his young wife knows anything about her husband’s background or how he earned his fortune. Clues lead Bishop to Vienna and Stockholm, where he learns that Danemore was black-mailing people who cooperated with the Nazis during WW2.
La Cucaracha / The Soldiers of Pancho Villa (1959) Ismael Rodríguez, María Félix, Dolores del Rio, Emilio Fernández, Drama, Romance, War
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) Richard Whorf, Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer, Biography, Musical
Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of his most famous: ‘Showboat’.
Set in the early ’40s, a San Francisco prostitute is run out of town just as the second World War has begun to intensify. Mamie settles down in Hawaii, hoping to start a new life. Though her prospects look good when she falls in love with a science-fiction writer who treats her with the respect she deserves, the dawning war and the fallacies of her previous lifestyle complicate their budding romance. Mamie cannot fully remove herself from her former profession, and provides some of her old services to the sailors stationed in town. Searching for another means of financial security, Mamie invests in several pieces of real estate and becomes quite wealthy, though her bad reputation has not been forgotten by the locals.
War Paint (1953) Lesley Selander, Robert Stack, Joan Taylor, Charles McGraw, Adventure, War, Western
Lieut. Billings and his army patrol are ordered to deliver a new peace treaty to the Indian Commissioner, who is missing. They have nine days to get the treaty to Chief Gray Cloud or there will be war. Chief’s son Taslik offers to guide them. But as their water runs low and conflicts escalate, they can’t help wondering why Taslik is wearing war paint.
The Song of Songs (1933) Rouben Mamoulian, Marlene Dietrich, Brian Aherne, Lionel Atwill, Drama, Romance
Country orphan Lily goes to Berlin to stay with her tippling aunt, and soon meets Richard, handsome sculptor across the street. Persuaded half-reluctantly to pose for Richard, her physical charms (shown as fully as 1933 mores permitted) soon melt away his ‘strictly business’ attitude, and they become lovers. But Richard, wanting his freedom, connives at her marriage to his wealthy client Baron von Merzbach… whose household includes a jealous former mistress and a susceptible farm manager. Has Richard still a role to play in her life?
An Apache warrior who defies U.S. attempts to bring the Indians under control grapples with an array of U.S. soldiers sent to subdue his revolt. Sympathetic scouts seek to bring Geronimo back to the reservation before he is hunted down.
It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Ted, Doug, and Angie are three ex-G.I.s who vow to meet again at a New York bar on October 11, 1955. They all show up on the appointed day, but quickly find that their friendship isn’t what it used to be. However, a program coordinator wants to bring the three men together again on a live TV show. Circumstances are further complicated by a group of gangsters who are after Ted.