|The Best Things in Life Are Free 1956 N/R, 104 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Gordon MacRae, Ernest Borgnine, Dan Dailey, Sheree North, Tommy Noonan, Norman Brooks, Murvyn Vye, Larry Keating, Phyllis Avery, Tony Galento, Jacques d'Amboise, Roxanne Arlen, Byron Palmer, Linda Brace, Patty Lou Hudson
This film biography of Tin Pan Alley songwriters is filled with memorable songs including "Birth of the Blues" and "Sonny Boy." The story revolves around Buddy De Sylva (Gordon MacRae) and Lew Brown (Ernest Borgnine) working together to write songs for a Broadway musical. Their show is a success, but personal problems between them threaten to get in the way of their professional lives.
|Ruby Gentry 1952 N/R, 82 min.|
Director: King Vidor
Cast: Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden, Tom Tully, Phyllis Avery, James Anderson, Josephine Hutchinson, Herbert Heyes, Charles Cane, Sam Flint, Myra Marsh, Frank Wilcox, Edgar Dearing, Barney Phillips
This is a story about the class system encountered by Ruby (Jennifer Jones) who thought "marrying up" with Boake Tackman (Charlton Heston) would give her the social status she desired. When Boake marries Tracy (Phyllis Avery) instead of Ruby, she marries the very wealthy Jim Gentry (Karl Malden). Later, Jim is killed in an accident, Ruby inherits his fortune, and calls in his loans. Boake is now turned on by Ruby, but their romance is ill-fated, and tragedy lies ahead.
|1. The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956)|
2. Ruby Gentry (1952)
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