|12 Angry Men 1957 N/R, 95 min.|
aka: Twelve Angry Men
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Jack Klugman, Ed Binns, Joseph Sweeney, George Voskovec, Robert Webber, Joe Savoca
When a young Puerto Rican boy (Joe Savoca) is on trial, one conscientious juror–#8 (Henry Fonda)–stands alone against his other 11 jury panelists as he questions whether the defense lawyer really performed his duties. Academy Award nominations included Best Picture and Director.
|Affair in Trinidad 1952 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Musical
Director: Vincent Sherman
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, Valerie Bettis, Torin Thatcher, Howard Wendell, Karel Stepanek, Juanita Moore, Steven Geray, George Voskovec, Walter Kohler, Gregg Martell, Mort Mills, Ralph Moody, Kathleen O'Malley
The husband of cabaret singer Chris Emery (Rita Hayworth) is murdered by a spy believed to be Max Fabian (Alexander Scourby). When Chris' brother-in-law Steve (Glenn Ford) arrives on the scene, he is not pleased that Chris is going along with a story that his brother committed suicide. What Steve does not know is that Chris is working secretly with the police in an effort to get more information on Fabian. Her investigation leads to a plot to set up a rocket launching site within range of the United States. When Fabian realizes what Chris is doing, her life is in danger, but, in the nick of time, Steve comes to her rescue.
|Anything Can Happen 1952 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: George Seaton
Cast: Jose Ferrer, Kim Hunter, Kurt Kasznar, Eugenie Leontovich, Oscar Beregi Jr., Nick Dennis, Oskar Karlweis, Mikhail Rasumny, Gloria Marlowe, Otto Waldis, George Voskovec, Alexander Danaroff, Natasha Lytess
This film is really propaganda for America as it shows how immigrant Giorgi Papashvily (Jose Ferrer) comes to America, struggles to learn the English language, and falls in love with Helen Watson (Kim Hunter). Finally, Giorgi buys a California orange grove, marries the beautiful Helen, and attains the "American Dream."
|Barbarosa 1982 PG, 90 min.|
Director: Fred Schepisi
Cast: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega, Gilbert Roland, Danny De La Paz, Alma Martinez, George Voskovec, Howland Chamberlin, Harry Caesar, Wolf Muser, Kai Wulff, Roberto Contreras, Luis Contreras, Itasco Wilson, Allison Wittliff
Karl Westover (Gary Busey) runs away after accidentally killing a neighbor. He meets a notorious outlaw, Barbarosa (Willie Nelson), who is on the run from his father-in-law Don Braulio (Gilbert Roland). Karl and Barbarosa join forces, and Barbarosa teaches Karl more than a few lessons in how to survive in the 19th-century West.
|The Boston Strangler 1968 N/R, 116 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Richard Fleischer
Cast: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Sally Kellerman, Hurd Hatfield, Murray Hamilton, Jeff Corey, William Marshall, George Voskovec, Leora Dana, Carolyn Conwell, Jeanne Cooper, Austin Willis, Lara Lindsay
For more than two years, from 1962 to 1964, Boston women seemed to be at the mercy of a psychopathic killer. He began strangling and raping elderly women and then switched to younger women–a total of 13 victims–by the end of his reign of terror. Boston Police Department detective John S. Bottomly (Henry Fonda) directs the investigation, and it is not until one victim, Diane Cluny (Sally Kellerman), survives her attack and reports that she bit her attacker's hand that the clues fit together and lead to the capture of serial killer Albert DeSalvo (Tony Curtis).
|The Bravados 1958 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Henry King
Cast: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd, Albert Salmi, Henry Silva, Lee Van Cleef, Andrew Duggan, Gene Evans, Barry Coe, Herbert Rudley, Kathleen Gallant, George Voskovec, Ken Scott, Robert Adler, Jacqueline Evans
While tracking down his wife's suspected murderers (Stephen Boyd, Albert Salmi, Lee Van Cleef, and Henry Silva), rancher Jim Douglas (Gregory Peck) leads vigilantes on the quest. He finally finds them, and they are in jail waiting for their hangings for yet another murder. Then, the group escapes with a hostage (Kathleen Gallant) in tow. Douglas hunts them down and kills them–only to learn that they were not the ones who killed his wife. Douglas has learned a lesson and questions whether his act of private lynching is any better than that of murder.
|Butterfield 8 1960 N/R, 109 min.|
Director: Daniel Mann
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill, Mildred Dunnock, Betty Field, Susan Oliver, Jeffrey Lynn, Kay Medford, George Voskovec, Carmen Mathews, Sam Schwartz, Richard X. Slattery, Beau Tilden, Tom Ahearne
Elizabeth Taylor won the Best Actress Academy Award for her performance as high-priced New York fashion model and call girl Gloria Wandrous who begins an illicit affair with Weston Liggett (Laurence Harvey). The story is pure soap, but it is glitzy, and Elizabeth Taylor's acting is impressive.
|Hamlet 1964 N/R, 199 min.|
Director: Bill Colleran, John Gielgud
Cast: Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, Barnard Hughes, Eileen Herlie, William Redfield, John Cullum, John Gielgud, Frederick Young, Michael Ebert, George Rose, George Voskovec, Hugh Alexander, Dillon Evans, Linda Marsh
This version of Shakespeare's play was filmed with a process that made the dark story even darker during a live performance on Broadway. Richard Burton excels in his role of Prince Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark. Soon after Hamlet's father is killed, his mother, Queen Gertrude (Eileen Herlie), marries her brother-in-law Claudius (Alfred Drake). When the ghost of Hamlet's father returns, he tells Hamlet that Claudius murdered him and demands that Hamlet seek revenge. Hamlet fakes madness to avoid suspicion, and before it is over, not only Claudius, but Gertrude, Hamlet's chief counselor Polonius (Hume Cronyn) and Polonius' daughter Ophelia (Linda Marsh)–who loves Hamlet– and Hamlet all lie dead. John Gielgud directed the Broadway production (and was also the voice of the Ghost); Bill Colleran directed the filming, using 15 cameras to catch all of the action.
|Somewhere in Time 1980 PG, 103 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Teresa Wright, Christopher Plummer, Bill Erwin, George Voskovec, George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, William H. Macy, Susan French, John Alvin, Eddra Gale, Audrey Bennett, Laurence Coven, Christy Michaels
This love story takes place at the Grand Hotel on Michigan's Mackinaw Island where the scenery is unbeatable. Young playwright Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve) somehow crosses over into another time period and finds his true love Elise McKenna (Jane Seymour). Sixty years ago, Elise was an actress, but she died eight years ago shortly after Richard met her. Now, as Richard slips into the past, they meet again, and love blooms–despite protests from her manager Richard Collier (Christopher Plummer).
|The Spy Who Came in from the Cold 1965 N/R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Martin Ritt
Cast: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Peter van Eyck, Sam Wanamaker, George Voskovec, Rupert Davies, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Bernard Lee, Robert Handy, Esmond Knight, Niall MacGinnis, Beatrix Lehmann, Tom Stern
Alec Leamas (Richard Burton) is a disillusioned British spy in Berlin and tries to ruin the career of a dangerous spy, Hans-Dieter Mundt (Peter van Eyck), who serves the Secret Service of East Germany. Leamas' method is to infiltrate the East German organization. This is a good account of John Le Carre's book, and Burton received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
|1. 12 Angry Men (1957)|
aka: Twelve Angry Men
2. Affair in Trinidad (1952)
3. Anything Can Happen (1952)
4. Barbarosa (1982)
5. The Boston Strangler (1968)
6. The Bravados (1958)
7. Butterfield 8 (1960)
8. Hamlet (1964)
9. Somewhere in Time (1980)
10. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
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