|The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 PG, 101 min.|
Director: Gregory V. Sherman, Jeff Sherman
Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Lesley Ann Warren, Julie Andrews, Debbie Reynolds, Ben Stiller, Jon Turteltaub, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, John Williams, Hayley Mills, Leonard Maltin, John Landis, Karen Dotrice, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
The Academy-Award team of brothers Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman wrote the songs "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "It's a Small World," "Chim Chim Cher-ee," and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"–which were among their collaborations. While their songs were loved, the brothers did not get along, and their rift led to their sons not even knowing that they had family members living nearby. Their sons, Gregory and Jeff, made this documentary that tells the story of Robert and Richard's unique relationship that, despite their estrangement, produced cherished, classic music.
|D-Day the Sixth of June 1956 N/R, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Romance
Director: Henry Koster
Cast: Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Dana Wynter, Edmond O'Brien, John Williams, Jerry Paris, Robert Gist, Richard Wyler, Ross Elliott, Alex Finlayson, Dabbs Greer, Barry Coe, Thomas Browne Henry, Queenie Leonard, Boyd "Red" Morgan
Professional as well as personal problems overtake British Colonel Wynter (Richard Todd) and American Captain Parker (Robert Taylor) as they await the Normandy invasion. Through flashbacks, Wynter and Parker remember their romantic involvements with Valerie (Dana Wynter). Later, Wynter and Parker are part of the D-Day landings during which only one of them survives and will be able to go home to Valerie.
|Dear Brigitte 1965 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Henry Koster
Cast: James Stewart, Fabian, Glynis Johns, Cindy Carol, Bill Mumy, John Williams, Ed Wynn, Jack Kruschen, Brigitte Bardot, Jesse White
The Leaf family is headed by a professor father, Robert (James Stewart). Problems revolve around the son, Erasmus (Bill Mumy), who is more interested in the practical versus his father's ethereal subjects.
|Dial M for Murder 1954 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Anthony Dawson, Leo Britt, Patrick Allen, Robin Hughes, George Alderson, George Leigh, Guy Doleman, Forbes Murray, Martin Milner, Thayer Roberts, Bess Flowers
Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) wants his wife Margot's (Grace Kelly) money and plots to kill her. However, she kills her assailant "Captain Lesgate" (Anthony Dawson), and Tony reworks his plan to make his wife appear guilty of cold-blooded murder. In the end, he is too clever for his own good. Originally shown in 3-D.
|Double Trouble 1967 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Comedy
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Elvis Presley, Annette Day, John Williams, Yvonne Romain, Chips Rafferty, Michael Murphy, Norman Rossington, Monte Landis, Leon Askin, John Alderson, Stanley Adams, Helene Winston, Walter Burke, Bob Homel, Peter Balakoff
Singer Guy Lambert (Elvis Presley) is touring Europe when he runs into trouble on two fronts: jewel thieves (Chips Rafferty and Norman Rossington) who hide diamonds in his luggage AND two women; British teenager Jill Conway (Annette Day) and an heiress, Claire (Yvonne Romain) who fall in love with him.
|A Flea in Her Ear 1968 PG, 94 min.|
Director: Jacques Charon
Cast: Rex Harrison, Rosemary Harris, Louis Jourdan, Rachel Roberts, John Williams, Gregoire Aslan, Edward Hardwicke, Georges Descrieres, Isla Blair, Frank Thornton, Victor Sen Yung, Laurence Badie, Dominique Davray, Olivier Hussenot, Estella Blain
Based on Georges Feydeau's play, the plot involves a lecherous lawyer who visits a hotel and has an effect on various guests' relationships.
|Harlow 1965 N/R, 109 min.|
Director: Alex Segal
Cast: Carol Lynley, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Barry Sullivan, Hurd Hatfield, Ginger Rogers, Hermione Baddeley, Lloyd Bochner, Robert Strauss, John Williams, Audrey Totter, Audrey Christie, Michael Dante, Jack Kruschen, Celia Lovsky, Sonny Liston
Carol Lynley takes on the role of movie star Jean Harlow in this screen biography. The story begins with Jean acting in Laurel and Hardy comedies and then finding stardom in "Hell's Angels." Her family life is not good, and her mother (Ginger Rogers) and stepfather (Barry Sullivan) take advantage of her. She marries movie producer Paul Bern (Hurd Hatfield), but the marriage ends when Paul commits suicide. Later, Louis B. Mayer (Jack Kruschen) offers Jean a big role, and she marries movie star William Mansfield (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.). But, then she contracts uremia and dies at the age of 26.
|Hot Lead and Cold Feet 1978 G, 90 min.|
Director: Robert Butler
Cast: Jim Dale, Karen Valentine, Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, Jack Elam, John Williams, Don "Red" Barry, Gregg Palmer, Don Brodie, James Van Patten
In this Disney spoof on Westerns, Jim Dale takes on three roles: a grouchy father as well as both of his sons. This is not a bad film and the Oregon scenery is great.
|The Hound of the Baskervilles 1972 TV, 78 min.|
Director: Barry Crane
Cast: Stewart Granger, William Shatner, Bernard Fox, John Williams, Anthony Zerbe, Jane Merrow, Sally Ann Howes, Brendan Dillon, Ian Ireland, Alan Caillou, Arline Anderson, Liam Dunn, Michael St. Clair, Constance Cavendish, Barry Bernard
In this made-for-TV version of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tale, Holmes (Stewart Granger) is asked to investigate the Baskerville family curse and protect the latest heir, Sir Henry Baskerville (Ian Ireland). Holmes sends Dr. Watson (Bernard Fox) to the Baskerville estate to investigate, while Holmes disguises himself to perform undercover work. Together, Watson and Holmes learn that a relative of the Baskerville family plans to use a gigantic hound to kill Henry and then gain possession of the estate.
|Island in the Sun 1957 N/R, 119 min.|
Director: Robert Rossen
Cast: James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Collins, Michael Rennie, Diana Wynyard, Harry Belafonte, Stephen Boyd, Patricia Owens, John Williams
Based on the novel by Alec Waugh, this is a story of racial prejudice in the West Indies and how it affects an affair between a British widow (Joan Fontaine) and a Black labor leader (Harry Belafonte).
|Kind Lady 1951 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: John Sturges
Cast: Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Angela Lansbury, Keenan Wynn, Betsy Blair, John Williams, Doris Lloyd, John O'Malley, Henri Letondal, Moyna MacGill, Barry Bernard, Sally Cooper, Arthur Gould-Porter, Sherlee Collier, Phyllis Morris
Mary Herries (Ethel Barrymore) is a kind and wealthy old woman. Along comes painter Henry Elcott (Maurice Evans) who enters her home after demonstrating his painting skills. But, of course, he really wants her money and everything she owns. A good update of the 1935 film, partly because the author of the original play, Edward Chodorov, co-scripted this tale.
|Midnight Lace 1960 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: David Miller
Cast: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy, Roddy McDowall, Herbert Marshall, Natasha Parry, John Williams, Hermione Baddeley, Rhys Williams
Kit Preston (Doris Day) is unaware that her husband, Tony (Rex Harrison), is plotting to kill her–after she appears insane as a result of numerous disturbing telephone calls. This film was remade for TV in 1980. 1 User Review
|anonymous 04/02/2009 |
| another grt performance by doris...anothr oscar she didn't get!!!!|
|No Deposit, No Return 1976 G, 115 min.|
Director: Norman Tokar
Cast: David Niven, Darren McGavin, Don Knotts, Herschel Bernardi, Barbara Feldon, John Williams, Charles Martin Smith, Vic Tayback, Bob Hastings, Kim Richards
When two run-away children try to get to Hong Kong where their mother is, they end up in the middle of a robbery. The safecrackers turn out to be kind-hearted, and the adventures begin. Disney.
|Sabrina 1954 N/R, 113 min.|
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams, Martha Hyer, Joan Vohs, Francis X. Bushman, Marcel Dalio, Nella Walker, Marcel Hillaire, Ellen Corby, Marjorie Bennett, Emory Parnell, Nancy Kulp
Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) is the daughter of the Larrabee family's chauffeur. Unsophisticated Sabrina falls in love with David Larrabee (William Holden) who does not return her affections–until she returns from a Paris cooking school and has become a sophisticated woman. In addition to an Academy Award for Costume Design, the film received five nominations, including Best Actress (Hepburn) and Director.
|The Secret War of Harry Frigg 1968 N/R, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jack Smight
Cast: Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina, Tom Bosley, Andrew Duggan, John Williams, Vito Scotti, James Gregory, Charles Gray, Fabrizio Mioni, Werner Peters, Jacques Roux, Johnny Haymer, Norman Fell, Buck Henry, Horst Ebersberg
In this comedy, set during World War II, five Allied generals (Tom Bosley, Andrew Duggan, Charles Gray, John Williams, and Jacques Roux) have been captured. Lowly Army private Harry Frigg (Paul Newman) is promoted to the rank of Major General and given orders to rescue them–a task that is not exactly within Frigg's abilities.
|The Solid Gold Cadillac 1956 N/R, 99 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Richard Quine
Cast: Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark, John Williams, Hiram Sherman, Neva Patterson, Ralph Dumke, Ray Collins, Arthur O'Connell, George Burns, Richard Deacon, Harry Antrim, Larry Hudson, Jack Latham, Emily Getchell
Laura Partridge (Judy Holliday) is a minor shareholder (only 10 shares) in a large corporation. After questioning the board of directors and looking into their operations, she spearheads an effort to oust corrupt board members and get the honest CEO, Edward L. McKeever (Paul Douglas), back in control of the company. She communicates with other stockholders, which presents problems for the board. Meanwhile, a romance develops between Laura and Edward.
|The Student Prince 1954 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Richard Thorpe
Cast: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern, Edmund Gwenn, S.Z. Sakall, Betta St. John, Richard Anderson, Mario Lanza, John Williams, Evelyn Varden, John Hoyt, Roger Alan, Steve Rowland, Chris Warfield
Sigmund Romberg's operetta about a prince falling in love with a barmaid is enhanced by the dubbing of Mario Lanza's voice.
|Thunder in the East 1953 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Charles Vidor
Cast: Alan Ladd, Deborah Kerr, Charles Boyer, Corinne Calvet, Cecil Kellaway, John Williams, Philip Bourneuf, John Abbott, Queenie Leonard, Charlie Lung
A gunrunner, Steve Gibbs (Alan Ladd), flies his illegal cargo to India and falls in love with a minister's daughter, Joan Willoughby (Deborah Kerr).
|To Catch a Thief 1955 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, Brigitte Auber, Georgette Anys, Paul Newlan, Lewis Charles, John Alderson, Jean Martinelli, Eugene Borden, Eugene Blancard, Steven Geray, Bess Flowers
Retired jewel thief John Robie (Cary Grant), now living on the French Riviera, is suspected of returning to his former profession. He sets out to prove his innocence, and, with the aid of detective H.H. Hughson (John Williams), he checks out the Riviera vacationers. Among the wealthy tourists are Jessie Stephens (Jessie Royce Landis) and her daughter Frances (Grace Kelly). John meets Frances, and Frances is attracted to him, but John has no time for romance. When Jessie's jewels are stolen, Frances steers the police in John's direction, but then the chemistry between Frances and John heats up, and love is definitely in the air. Now, Jessie is so much in love with John that she does not seem to care whether or not John is really a jewel thief.
|Visit to a Small Planet 1960 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark, John Williams, Jerome Cowan, Gale Gordon, Lee Patrick, Ellen Corby
Based on Gore Vidal's satirical play, this is the story of an alien (Jerry Lewis) who visits Earth to study its inhabitants.
|Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 1957 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Frank Tashlin
Cast: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell, John Williams, Henry Jones, Mickey Hargitay, Groucho Marx, Ann McCrea
The TV advertising world is satirized in this story about Rockwell Hunter's (Tony Randall) promotion for "Stay-Put" lipstick. The sexy model, Rita Marlowe (Jayne Mansfield), is the spokesperson, but Rockwell's fiancee Jenny (Betsy Drake) has major problems accepting this.
|Witness for the Prosecution 1957 N/R, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Tyrone Power, Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Una O'Connor, Ian Wolfe, Torin Thatcher, Norma Varden, Philip Tonge, Ruta Lee, Francis Compton, Ben Wright, J. Pat O'Malley
This classic Agatha Christie story takes place largely in a courtroom where aging lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Charles Laughton) is defending Leonard Steven Vole (Tyrone Power) against the charge of murder. Robarts, who is cared for by aggressive nurse Miss Plimsoll (Elsa Lanchester), is convinced that his client is innocent but bases his belief on Vole's sole alibi that is backed up by Vole's wife Christine (Marlene Dietrich). Surprises are in store for Robarts when Christine announces that she is, in fact, not married to Leonard and testifies for the prosecution. And that is only one of the surprises in store for Robarts. Some great performances, and Oscar nominations included Best Picture, Actor (Laughton), Supporting Actress (Lanchester), and Director. 1 User Review
|Tracey 01/07/2007 |
| It was a very well acted movie. It is a stunning courtroom drama with a surprising ending. If you like Hitchcock type endings you'll love this one!|
|A Woman's Vengeance 1947 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Zoltan Korda
Cast: Charles Boyer, Ann Blyth, Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Mildred Natwick, Cecil Humphreys, Rachel Kempson, Leyland Hodgson, Harry Cording, John Williams
This excellent film concerns the trial of Henry Maurier (Charles Boyer) who is accused of murder after his wife dies under mysterious circumstances.
|The Young Philadelphians 1959 N/R, 136 min.|
Director: Vincent Sherman
Cast: Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith, Billie Burke, Robert Vaughn, Adam West, Otto Kruger, Diane Brewster, John Williams, Paul Picerni, Robert Douglas, Frank Conroy, Anthony Eisley, Richard Deacon
Tony Lawrence (Paul Newman) is a young lawyer who defends his Army buddy, Chet Gwynn (Robert Vaughn), in a murder charge. At the same time, he pursues society girl, Joan Dickerson (Barbara Rush), as one step up the social ladder. Vaughn received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. 1 User Review
|Fantastic||Sugarplum 03/06/2012 |
| I wish they made movies like this today with a bit of substance. I tried for years to get a copy of TYP and finally purchased a copy from USA . Now I am happy.|
|1. The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)|
2. D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)
3. Dear Brigitte (1965)
4. Dial M for Murder (1954)
5. Double Trouble (1967)
6. A Flea in Her Ear (1968)
7. Harlow (1965)
8. Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)
9. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972)
10. Island in the Sun (1957)
11. Kind Lady (1951)
12. Midnight Lace (1960)
13. No Deposit, No Return (1976)
14. Sabrina (1954)
15. The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
16. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
17. The Student Prince (1954)
18. Thunder in the East (1953)
19. To Catch a Thief (1955)
20. Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
21. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
22. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
23. A Woman's Vengeance (1947)
24. The Young Philadelphians (1959)
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