|Auntie Mame 1958 N/R, 143 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Morton DaCosta
Cast: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark, Roger Smith, Jan Handzlik, Patric Knowles, Peggy Cass, Joanna Barnes, Willard Waterman, Pippa Scott, Lee Patrick, Robin Hughes, Connie Gilchrist, Yuki Shimoda
Mame Dennis (Rosalind Russell) takes over the guardianship of her orphaned nephew, Patrick (Jan Handzlik as the boy/Roger Smith as the adult). It is love at first sight when Mame introduces Patrick to her madcap world of N.Y.C. sophistication in the Jazz Age. Academy Award nominations include Best Picture, Actress (Russell), and Supporting Actress (Peggy Cass).
|Don't Make Waves 1967 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Cast: Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Webber, Joanna Barnes, Sharon Tate, David Draper, Mort Sahl, Edgar Bergen, Dub Taylor, Douglas Henderson
Southern California sun and surf contribute to the downfall of a married man who finds himself in the middle of an affair.
|The Parent Trap 1961 N/R, 129 min.|
Director: David Swift
Cast: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Leo G. Carroll, Joanna Barnes, Cathleen Nesbitt, Ruth McDevitt, Nancy Kulp
Twins Sharon and Susan (both played by Hayley Mills) meet at camp, learn they are sisters, and plot to reunite their divorced parents in this popular Disney film. There were three sequels in the 1980s as well as a remake in 1998.
|The Parent Trap 1998 PG, 127 min.|
Director: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, Simon Kunz, Polly Holliday, Maggie Wheeler, Ronnie Stevens, Joanna Barnes
This delightful remake of 1961's "The Parent Trap" features Lindsay Lohan as the twins, Hallie Parker and Annie James, who meet for the first time in summer camp and plot to reunite their parents (Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson). This version is every bit as good as the original.
|Spartacus 1960 N/R, 196 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov, Charles Laughton, Tony Curtis, Nina Foch, Herbert Lom, John Ireland, Woody Strode, John Gavin, John Dall, Charles McGraw, Joanna Barnes, Harold J. Stone
This story begins when the slave, Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), is sold to Biatus (Peter Ustinov). During his subsequent training as a gladiator, Spartacus leads the other slaves in a rebellion, and they make their way to southern Italy. Meanwhile in Rome, two senators–Crassus (Laurence Olivier) and Gracchus (Charles Laughton)–envision the slave revolt as their keys to power. But, the interference from Crassus and Gracchus does not deter Spartacus and the slaves from their march to freedom. Peter Ustinov won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Russell Metty won for Best Cinematography. There were two other Academy Awards (Best Art Direction/Set Decoration and Costume Design) and a nomination for Best Musical Score.
|The War Wagon 1967 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Burt Kennedy
Cast: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr., Keenan Wynn, Bruce Dern, Gene Evans, Bruce Cabot, Joanna Barnes, Sheb Wooley
Wanting revenge for being framed and sent to prison, Taw Jackson (John Wayne) gets help from his friend, Lomax (Kirk Douglas). Together, they try to hijack an armored wagon filled with gold. But–Lomax has been hired by the dastardly framer to kill Taw.
|1. Auntie Mame (1958)|
2. Don't Make Waves (1967)
3. Goodbye Charlie (1964)
4. The Parent Trap (1961)
5. The Parent Trap (1998)
6. Spartacus (1960)
7. Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959)
8. The War Wagon (1967)
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