|Dog Day Afternoon 1975 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Comedy
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Sully Boyar, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Gary Springer, Lance Henriksen, Marcia Jean Kurtz, John Marriott, Estelle Omens, Sandra Kazan, Amy Levitt
In order to finance a sex-change operation, Sonny (Al Pacino) and his accomplice Sal (John Cazale) attempt to rob a bank. But, the bank vault is empty, and now the bank is surrounded by police. Sonny's solution: hold the bank employees hostage–not a good idea because events quickly get out of control. The film is excellent as it touches emotions from comedy to pathos. The film received several Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Actor (Pacino), Director, and Supporting Actor (Chris Sarandon) and won the award for Best Writing.
|The Joe Louis Story 1953 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: Robert Gordon
Cast: Coley Wallace, Paul Stewart, Hilda Simms, James Edwards, John Marley, Dots Johnson, Evelyn Ellis, Carl "Rocky" Latimer, John Marriott, William Thourlby
Amateur boxer Coley Wallace takes on the role of Joe Louis, the "Brown Bomber," in this biographical drama that follows Louis' rise in the boxing world–showing his out-of-the-ring problems as well as his in-ring successes.
|The Little Foxes 1941 N/R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson, Dan Duryea, Charles Dingle, Lucien Littlefield, Patricia Collinge, Carl Benton Reid, Jessica Grayson, John Marriott, Russell Hicks, Virginia Brissac, Al Bridge, Kenny Washington
Regina Gibbons (Bette Davis) could aptly be described as "the wife from Hell." When her husband, Horace (Herbert Marshall), refuses to join in her evil scheme, she simply refuses to give him his heart medicine–he dies! The film received nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Actress, Supporting Actress (two nominations: Patricia Collinge and Teresa Wright), and Director. Based on Lillian Hellman's play.
|1. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)|
2. The Joe Louis Story (1953)
3. The Little Foxes (1941)
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