|All My Sons 1948 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Irving Reis
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians, Louisa Horton, Howard Duff, Arlene Francis, Harry Morgan, Elisabeth Fraser, Frank Conroy, Lloyd Gough, Helen Brown, Jerry Hausner, Al Murphy, Richard LaMarr, Therese Lyon
This is the screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's powerful play about greed inherent in Capitalism. After their son dies in a World War II incident, the Keller family realizes that the father, Joe (Edward G. Robinson) is indirectly responsible because he knew that military equipment was faulty but sold it for the sole interest of profit.
|Fedora 1978 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Jose Ferrer, Frances Sternhagen, Henry Fonda, Michael York, Hildegarde Neff, Mario Adorf, Gottfried John, Hans Jaray, Stephen Collins, Arlene Francis, Jacques Maury, Christine Mueller, Ellen Schwiers
Adapted from Thomas Tryon's "Crowned Heads," this tale is about a down-on-his-luck movie producer, Barry Detweiler (William Holden), who tries to lure an elusive movie star, Fedora (Marthe Keller), out of her retirement on the Greek isles. Nothing is like appears, and the "surprise" ending is unsurprising. Kinda long.
|Murders in the Rue Morgue 1932 N/R, 75 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Robert Florey
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Brandon Hurst, Arlene Francis, Bert Roach, Noble Johnson, D'Arcy Corrigan, Herman Bing, Betty Ross Clarke
Dr. Mirakle (Bela Lugosi) is especially fiendish in this film adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's story of the attempt to cross an ape with a woman.
|One, Two, Three 1961 N/R, 115 min.|
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis, Howard St. John, Red Buttons, Leon Askin, Peter Capell, Henning Schluter
Capitalism vs. Communism is the theme of this comedy involving a Coca Cola executive (James Cagney) working in West Berlin and his rise to the top. His best-laid plans go awry when the daughter (Pamela Tiffin) of his boss (Howard St. John) steps into his life with plans to marry a Communist hippie (Horst Buchholz).
|The Thrill of It All 1963 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Reginald Owen, Zasu Pitts, Elliott Reid, Hayden Rorke, Alex Gerry, Paul Hartman
When she becomes a star in TV commercials, Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) runs into marriage problems as her husband, Dr. Gerald Boyer (James Garner), has problems adjusting to his wife's new lifestyle.
|1. All My Sons (1948)|
2. Fedora (1978)
3. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
4. One, Two, Three (1961)
5. The Thrill of It All (1963)
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