|About Mrs. Leslie 1954 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Daniel Mann
Cast: Shirley Booth, Robert Ryan, Marjie Millar, Alex Nicol, Sammy White, Philip Ober, Harry Morgan, Ian Wolfe, Ellen Corby, Maidie Norman, James Bell, Eilene Janssen, Ray Teal, Ike Jones, Gale Page
Mrs. Vivien Leslie (Shirley Booth) remembers her own past love affair as she watches two residents of her boarding house–financier Ian (Alex Nicol) and nightclub singer Nadine (Marjie Millar)–fall in love. Through flashbacks, the story reveals Vivien's romance with George Leslie (Robert Ryan) that ends with his death, after which she discovers that George was a wealthy industrialist.
|Beloved Infidel 1959 N/R, 123 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Henry King
Cast: Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr, Eddie Albert, Philip Ober, Herbert Rudley, John Sutton, Karin Booth, Ken Scott, Lita Leon, Maurie Manson, Ted Jordan, Charles Tannen, Bob Turnbull, Mary Ellen Popel, Jack Kruschen
Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham wrote a "tell-all" book about her torrid romance with writer F. Scott Fitzgerald who is struggling to support his wife Zelda who is in an asylum. This is the film adaptation of that book; it features Deborah Kerr as Graham and Gregory Peck playing Fitzgerald.
|Broken Lance 1954 N/R, 96 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama / Romance
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katy Jurado, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark, Hugh O'Brian, Earl Holliman, Jean Peters, Eduard Franz, E.G. Marshall, Carl Benton Reid, Philip Ober, Robert Burton, Paul Kruger, Roy Jenson, Forbes Murray
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux (Spencer Tracy) runs a tight ship for his sons Joe, Ben, Mike, and Denny (Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark, Hugh O'Brien, and Earl Holliman) and wife (Katy Jurado). By 1890, he is faced with pollution as the industrial era is changing the environment. Devereaux allows his employees to resort to violence as a solution.
|Chloe, Love Is Calling You 1934 N/R, 58 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror
Director: Marshall Neilan
Cast: Olive Borden, Reed Howes, Georgette Harvey, Philip Ober, Francis Joyner, Augustus Smith, Jess Cavin, Richard Huey, Molly O'Day
A Black voodoo priestess, Mandy (Georgette Harvey), and her daughter, Chloe (Olive Borden), leave the swamps to take revenge against Colonel Gordon (Francis Joyner) who led the mob that killed Mandy's husband 20 years ago. When it is revealed that Chloe is really the Colonel's daughter, Mandy calls for the sacrifice rituals to be performed on Chloe.
|The Clown 1952 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Cast: Red Skelton, Tim Considine, Jane Greer, Loring Smith, Philip Ober, Charles Bronson, Lou Lubin, Fay Roope, Walter Reed, Eddie Marr
This remake of "The Champ" features Red Skelton in the title role as a comedian who is a loving, but dysfunctional, father to his son (Tim Considine).
|Come Back, Little Sheba 1952 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Daniel Mann
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel, Philip Ober, Lisa Golm, Walter Kelley, Edwin Max, William Haade, Virginia Mullen
Slovenly housewife Lola (Shirley Booth) copes with alcoholic husband Doc's (Burt Lancaster) crisis involving their boarder (Terry Moore). Shirley Booth won a Best Actress Oscar for her fine performance, and Terry Moore was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|Elmer Gantry 1960 N/R, 146 min.|
Director: Richard Brooks
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones, Dean Jagger, Patti Page, Edward Andrews, John McIntire, Hugh Marlowe, Joe Maross, Philip Ober, Barry Kelley, Wendell Holmes, Dayton Lummis, Everett Glass
Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster) is a traveling salesman who drinks to excess. He meets a group of traveling evangelists, led by Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons), and becomes a member of their roadshow. All goes well until they arrive in a big city, and prostitute Lulu Bains (Shirley Jones) recognizes Gantry as the man from her past who took away her virginity. Blackmail ensues, but Sister Sharon forgives Gantry–an act that leads to tragedy when she opens her church. Simmons is excellent as Sister Sharon. Lancaster took Best Actor honors at the Academy Awards and Jones walked away with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. An Oscar was also presented for Best Writing, and the film was nominated for Best Picture and Music.
|Escapade in Japan 1957 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Arthur Lubin
Cast: Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost, Roger Nakagawa, Clint Eastwood, Philip Ober, Kuniko Miyake, Susumu Fujita, Tatsuo Saito
When an American boy (Jon Provost) survives an airplane crash, he is rescued by Japanese fishermen and later reunited with his anxious parents.
|The Facts of Life 1960 N/R, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Melvin Frank
Cast: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Ruth Hussey, Don DeFore, Louis Nye, Philip Ober, Peter Leeds, Robert F. Simon, Louise Beavers, William Lanteau, Marianne Stewart, Mike Mazurki, Hollis Irving, Bess Flowers, Vito Scotti
Larry (Bob Hope) and Kitty (Lucille Ball) are vacationing as "Mr. George Washington" and "Mrs. Martha Washington" while embarking on an extra-marital fling. Although the affair is never consummated, at first, their romance is great. But, by story's end, they learn that there are problems with having affairs in middle age and realize that true happiness lies back in their original marriages.
|From Here to Eternity 1953 N/R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Ernest Borgnine, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, Philip Ober, Jack Warden, Mickey Shaughnessy, Harry Bellaver, John Dennis, Merle Travis, George Reeves, Tim Ryan, Claude Akins
This is the story about Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr) and the men she encounters while looking for a break from her loneliness as an Army wife. From the quiet Hawaiian nights to the earth-shaking December 7th bombing of Pearl Harbor, this story's characters are pawns in the hands of fate. The movie won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra), and Supporting Actress (Donna Reed). It was also nominated for five Oscars, including Best Actress (Kerr) and two for Best Actor (Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift).
|The Ghost and Mr. Chicken 1966 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Mystery / Romance
aka: Running Scared
Director: Alan Rafkin
Cast: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent, Skip Homeier, Reta Shaw, Lurene Tuttle, Philip Ober, Harry Hickox, Charles(2) Lane, Nydia Westman, George Chandler, Jesslyn Fax, Robert Cornthwaite, Jim Begg
Nervous Luther (Don Knotts) is a typesetter at the local newspaper and longs to become a reporter. He gets his chance when, as part of a publicity campaign, he must spend a night in a supposedly haunted house. Fun fare, and Luther even gets the prettiest girl in town, Alma Parker (Joan Staley, a former "Playboy" centerfold). 1 User Review
|TGAMC as a teacher||SchmoozerMinkey 08/14/2010 |
| Always a Don Knotts fan, I sincerely believe this movie captures the essence of a character who rises above his personal faults and fears to confront that which he fears most -- the supernatural in this case -- and triumphs. The closing wedding scene between Luther and Alma proves that even the ghost that he feared blesses him for clearing his name of a murder-suicide he never committed.|
|Go Naked in the World 1961 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Ranald MacDougall
Cast: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Franciosa, Ernest Borgnine, Luana Patten, Nancy R. Pollock, Will Kuluva, Philip Ober, John Kellogg, Tracey Roberts, Yale Wexler
Pete Stratton (Ernest Borgnine) is the wealthy father who is very concerned when his son Nick (Tony Franciosa) falls in love with the town prostitute (Gina Lollobrigida).
|The High Cost of Loving 1958 N/R, 87 min.|
Director: Jose Ferrer
Cast: Jose Ferrer, Gena Rowlands, Joanne Gilbert, Jim Backus, Bobby Troup, Philip Ober, Edward Platt, Charles Watts, Werner Klemperer
In this satire on modern-day life, Gina Rowlands makes her film debut as Virginia Fry, who learns of her pregnancy just as her husband, Jim (Jose Ferrer), is told that his job is in jeopardy. 1 User Review
|wonderful opening scene.||Mary 05/03/2012 |
| I have shared this movie with everyone I know. I just found the name of the movie but you will never forget that the title role goes to Mr. Ferrer and and the opening of this movie. It is absolutely the best beginning of any movie at anytime.|
|Let No Man Write My Epitaph 1960 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Philip Leacock
Cast: Burl Ives, Shelley Winters, James Darren, Jean Seberg, Ricardo Montalban, Ella Fitzgerald, Philip Ober, Michael Davis, Rodolfo Acosta, Jeanne Cooper, Bernie Hamilton, Walter Burke, Francis De Sales, Joey Fricano, Don Easton
This sequel to "Knock on Any Door" has drug addict widow Nellie Romano (Shelley Winters) living on skid row on Chicago's South Side and determined to make her son Nick (James Darren) a pianist. His father was sentenced to the electric chair, and Nellie does not want Nick to suffer the same fate. But, despite the influence of judge Bruce Mallory Simpson (Burl Ives), the neighborhood they live in will make Nellie's task difficult.
|The Magnificent Yankee 1950 N/R, 89 min.|
aka: The Man with Thirty Sons
Director: John Sturges
Cast: Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz, Philip Ober, Ian Wolfe, Edith Evanson, Richard Anderson, Jimmy Lydon, Herbert Anderson, Hugh Sanders
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (Louis Calhern) is the subject of this biography, which includes not only Holmes' professional life but his personal life as well.
|The Mating Game 1959 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: George Marshall
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark, Una Merkel, Philip Ober, Philip Coolidge, Charles(2) Lane, Trevor Bardette, William Smith
I.R.S. agent Lorenzo Charlton (Tony Randall) examines the fact that farmer Pop Larken (Paul Douglas) has never paid taxes. In the process of looking into the matter, Lorenzo falls in love with the farmer's daughter (Debbie Reynolds).
|North by Northwest 1959 N/R, 136 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau, Leo G. Carroll, Jessie Royce Landis, Philip Ober, Josephine Hutchinson, Edward Platt, Les Tremayne, Adam Williams, Robert Ellenstein, Philip Coolidge, Patrick McVey, Ken Lynch
A Madison Avenue businessman (Cary Grant) is pursued by foreign agents who mistakenly think he is a spy. He has a torrid affair with a stranger (Eva Marie Saint) during a train ride while eluding the agents. The chase takes place from New York City, through Midwest corn fields, and culminates at the top of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota's Black Hills. One of Hitchcock's and filmdom's greats. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Film Editing, and Writing.
|Tammy and the Bachelor 1957 N/R, 87 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Joseph Pevney
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Walter Brennan, Mala Powers, Sidney Blackmer, Mildred Natwick, Fay Wray, Philip Ober, Craig Hill, Louise Beavers, April Kent, Robert Filmer
After Pete's (Leslie Nielsen) plane crash lands near her backwoods home, Tammy (Debbie Reynolds) and her moonshiner grandfather (Walter Brennan) nurse him back to health. Pete does recover and returns to his upper-crust family. Then, Tammy's grandfather is sent to jail, and Tammy goes to Pete's home where her home cooking and enthusiastic attitude transform his relatives–and Pete, as well–into a happy family. The song "Tammy" received an Oscar nomination for Best Song. 1 User Review
|this is a timeless movie and great family viewing||carrey 07/31/2010 |
|Ten North Frederick 1958 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Philip Dunne
Cast: Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ray Stricklyn, Suzy Parker, Tom Tully, Philip Ober, John Emery, Stuart Whitman, Charles Bronson
Joe Chapin (Gary Cooper) is convinced by his wife, Edith (Geraldine Fitzgerald), to enter politics. Later, he finds comfort in the arms of Kate Drummond (Suzy Parker), an act that threatens his political career.
|Torpedo Run 1958 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Joseph Pevney
Cast: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster, Dean Jones, L.Q. Jones, Philip Ober, Don Keefer, Robert Hardy, Paul Picerni, Richard Carlyle
In this submarine drama, the captain (Glenn Ford) must torpedo the ship on which his family is sailing. The action sequences were filmed in the waters around San Diego where the destroyer U.S.S. Tingey fired depth charge salvos under the direction of Lieutenant Ray Wyatt.
|The Ugly American 1962 N/R, 120 min.|
Director: George Englund
Cast: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill, Jocelyn Brando, Judson Pratt, Philip Ober, Stefan Schnabel, Carl Benton Reid
An American ambassador, Harrison Carter MacWhite (Marlon Brando), mismanages his political duties with tragic results.
|1. About Mrs. Leslie (1954)|
2. Beloved Infidel (1959)
3. Broken Lance (1954)
4. Chloe, Love Is Calling You (1934)
5. The Clown (1952)
6. Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
7. Elmer Gantry (1960)
8. Escapade in Japan (1957)
9. The Facts of Life (1960)
10. From Here to Eternity (1953)
11. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
aka: Running Scared
12. Go Naked in the World (1961)
13. The High Cost of Loving (1958)
14. Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)
15. The Magnificent Yankee (1950)
aka: The Man with Thirty Sons
16. The Mating Game (1959)
17. Never a Dull Moment (1950)
18. North by Northwest (1959)
19. Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
20. Ten North Frederick (1958)
21. Torpedo Run (1958)
22. The Ugly American (1962)
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