|The Jackie Robinson Story 1950 N/R, 76 min.|
Director: Alfred E. Green
Cast: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers, Richard Lane, Harry Shannon, Ben Lessy, Bill Spaulding, Billy Wayne, Joel Fluellen, Bernie Hamilton, Kenny Washington
Jackie Robinson stars as himself in this biography of the great baseball star who broke the color barrier in the major leagues. It follows him from his playing days in college at U.C.L.A.; through the Negro League team in Kansas City; and his trials, tribulations, and successes in the majors.
|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.
|Pinky 1949 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Elia Kazan
Cast: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, Nina Mae McKinney, William Lundigan, Basil Ruysdael, Griff Barnett, Evelyn Varden, Raymond Greenleaf, Arthur Hunnicutt, Kenny Washington, Frederick O'Neal, Everett Glass, William Hansen, Robert Osterloh
The absurdity of racial prejudice is shown in this film about a Black woman, Patricia "Pinky" Johnson (Jeanne Crain), who passes for a White woman while studying nursing at a New England school. A White doctor wants to marry her, but Pinky has turned him down. Pinky returns to her Southern home where her grandmother (Ethel Waters) is working for a wealthy, White woman, Miss Em (Ethel Barrymore). Miss Em becomes ill, and Pinky stays to nurse her. When Miss Em dies and leaves her estate to Pinky, a court battle ensues because Pinky is Black. Jeanne Crain was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, and both Ethel Barrymore and Ethel Waters were nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|Sundown 1941 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Henry Hathaway
Cast: Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot, George Sanders, Harry Carey, Joseph Calleia, Reginald Gardiner, Cedric Hardwicke, Carl Esmond, Marc Lawrence, Gilbert Emery, Emmett Smith, Dorothy Dandridge, Jeni Le Gon, Woody Strode, Kenny Washington
While stationed in Africa during World War II, British Station Chief Capt. William Crawford (Bruce Cabot) and Maj. Coombes (George Sanders) suspect that the Nazis are plotting to run guns to the African Natives. Zia (Gene Tierney) is a member of the African tribe, and she helps the British uncover the plot by infiltrating the Nazi organization run by Kuypens (Carl Esmond). When Zia disappears, she is suspected of running guns, and Cabot and white hunter Dewey (Harry Carey) set off to find her. Some pretty good action in this wartime patriotic film.
|Tarzan's Deadly Silence 1970 G, 99 min.|
Director: Robert L. Friend
Cast: Ron Ely, Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode, Manuel Padilla Jr., Michelle Nicols, Gregorio Acosta, Robert DoQui, Rudolph Charles, Kenny Washington, Lupe Garnica
A crazy colonel (Jock Mahoney) plots to capture an entire African village and Tarzan (Ron Ely).
|1. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)|
2. The Little Foxes (1941)
3. Pinky (1949)
4. Sundown (1941)
5. Tarzan's Deadly Silence (1970)
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