Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.
An inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, Thomas Edward Lawrence blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in London at the age of 47, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire.
A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a 14-year-old nymphet.
Tells the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in WWII. There are dozens of characters, some seen only briefly, who together weave the story of five separate invasion points that made up the operation.
The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, and her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation.
A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage.
The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.
Sam Bowden, witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady stalks Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law. Bowden enlists the aid of a local police chief, a private detective and then hires thugs to harass Cady all to no avail. The film climaxes pitting Bowden and his family against Cady.
A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?
Marlon Brando gives a nuanced performance as the aristocratic Lt. Fletcher Christian, an officer aboard the HMS Bounty who leads a mutiny against the ship's tyrannical Capt. Bligh (Trevor Howard). Featuring lush cinematography of the story's spectacular Tahitian setting and a stirring musical score, director Lewis Milestone's 1962 interpretation of the classic novel was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the story of three people in love, a love which does not affect their friendship, and about how their relationship evolves with the years.
A brilliant scientist, Professor Genessier, is guilt-stricken after having disfigured his daughter’s face in a car accident. He has almost perfected the technique of grafting skin tissue and intends to use this science to rebuild his daughter’s damaged face. But he needs a supply of donors to experiment on.
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Mark Lewis is a cameraman in a film studio. In his off-hours, he takes nude 'art' photographs which are sold under-the-counter by newsagents. Mark's father was a famous scientist who devoted his life to the study of the psychology of fear, using his own son as his 'guinea pig'. His father would wake him by shining a bright light in his eyes and photograph his terrified reactions with a cine camera. Mark, now an adult, has grown into an insane killer with an obsession to record on celluloid the fear on the face of a victim whom he is about to kill.
This film explores a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution.
After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard and nurses it back to health. Despite having only a third grade education, Stroud goes on to become a renowned ornithologist and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind bars than most people find in the outside world.
A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as the Governor's prize runner.
L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman who leaves one lover only to drift into a relationship with another. Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the couple’s doomed affair, Antonioni reaches the apotheosis of his modernist style, returning to his favorite themes: alienation and the difficulty of finding connections in an increasingly mechanized world.
The Great Sadini finds a young man passed out from hunger on the carnival grounds and takes him inside to his trailer. The boy, Hugo, proves to be simple. His first thought on waking is that he is dead and that Sadini and his wife are the devil and an angel. He's nearly right -- but he has the roles reversed. Sadini's compassion prompts him to take the kid under his wing and teach him about magic. The wife's cold heart leads her to beg the manipulable boy to commit murder. Written by J. Spurlin
The story of a man who has stopped drinking- and then dreaming- and who thanks to a young man who tries to forget a lost love in alcohol will turn drunk again during an exciting night.
When Jill becomes a movie star, she soon discovers that her private life is destroyed by persistent fans that won't leave her alone. Her mother's ex-lover, Fabio, tries to protect her. Written by Mattias Thuresson
Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman is unhappily married to Beatrice and unconsciously in love with Catherine, the niece that they have raised from childhood. Into his house come two brothers, illegal immigrants, Marco and Rodolpho. Catherine falls in love with Rudolpho; and Eddie, tormented but unable to admit even to himself his quasi-incestuous love, reports the illegal immigrants to the authorities. Written by alfiehitchie
Considered one of the finest late Naruses and a model of film biography, A Wanderer’s Notebook features remarkable performances by Hideko Takamine – Phillip Lopate calls it “probably her greatest performance” – and Kinuyo Tanaka as mother and daughter living from hand to mouth in Twenties Tokyo. Based on the life and career of Fumiko Hayashi, the novelist whose work Naruse adapted to the screen several times, A Wanderer’s Notebook traces her bitter struggle for literary recognition in the first half of the twentieth century – her affairs with feckless men, the jobs she took to survive (peddler, waitress, bar maid), and her arduous, often humiliating attempts to get published in a male-dominated culture.
Rajshri Production's maiden venture ‘Aarti’ was a commercially successful as well as critically acclaimed film. Aarti (Meena Kumari), a woman with the heart of gold and a doctor by profession, is engaged to Dr. Prakash (Ashok Kumar), a surgeon. But when she meets Deepak (Pradeep Kumar), a social worker, she falls in love with him and his ideals, and marries him. With her unconditional love and diligent care, Aarti brings happiness to Prakash’s poor family. But her bitter sister-in-law connives with Dr. Prakash and manages to force Deepak to drive Aarti out of the house. But Aarti still loves Deepak as ever and is devastated when Deepak meets with an accident. Only the best brain surgeon, Dr. Prakash, can save him, but he refuses to operate until Aarti agrees to pay his price. The operation is successful. Now is the time for Aarti to pay Dr. Prakash’s fee. But Dr. Prakash’s demand leaves her stunned. He asks Aarti to leave Deepak and come back into his life! Can a selfless woman like Aarti fulfill such an obligation?