|The 39 Steps 1959 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
aka: The Thirty-Nine Steps
Director: Ralph Thomas
Cast: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, Brenda De Banzie, Barry Jones, Reginald Beckwith, Faith Brook, Michael Goodliffe, James Hayter, Duncan Lamont, Jameson Clark, Andrew Cruickshank, Leslie Dwyer, Sid James, Betty Henderson, Joan Hickson
This is an entertaining remake of the 1935 Hitchcock classic. Richard Hannay (Kenneth More) inadvertently becomes involved in espionage and murder after attending a vaudeville show with a young nanny (Faith Brook). Violence erupts at the show, and Richard takes the nanny to his home where she is stabbed by an assailant and is killed–but not before telling Richard that he has only two days to stop an espionage plot. And the race against time begins.
|Gaby 1956 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Cast: Leslie Caron, John Kerr, Cedric Hardwicke, Taina Elg, Margalo Gillmore, Scott Marlowe, Ian Wolfe, James Best, Ruta Lee, Joe Di Reda, Joseph Corey, Lisa Montell, Narda Onyx, Gloria Wood, Queenie Leonard
This remake of "Waterloo Bridge" stars Leslie Caron as ballerina Gaby, and John Kerr stars as the soldier Greg who fall in love amidst bombings of London during World War II. Before they can marry, Greg must leave for the V-Day invasion. When Gaby hears that Greg is missing in action and is presumed dead, her life changes, and she becomes a "loose woman." Greg shows up alive, and now Gaby will not marry him because she cannot tell him about her sexual encounters experienced when he was away. But, Gaby finally confesses, and Greg forgives her.
|Hercules in New York 1970 PG, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Action / Fantasy / Comedy
Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnold Stang, Deborah Loomis, James Karen, Ernest Graves, Taina Elg, Tanny McDonald, Harold Burstein, Merwin Goldsmith, Rudy Bond, Lane Carroll, George Bartenieff, Michael Lipton, William Bass, Jan Adams
Mount Olympus is not providing the excitement needed by Hercules (Arnold Schwarzeneger), and, by accident (a lightning bolt) Hercules ends up in New York. Although modern life is a difficult adjustment, Hercules manages to make his way. Meanwhile, his father, Zeus (Ernest Graves), sends Nemesis (Taina Elg) and assorted other gods down to Earth to bring him home. Arnold Schwarzenegger's film debut.
|Les Girls 1957 N/R, 114 min.|
Director: George Cukor
Cast: Gene Kelly, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg, Mitzi Gaynor, Jacques Bergerac, Leslie Phillips, Henry Daniell, Patrick Macnee, Philip Tonge, Nestor Paiva
This entertaining musical revolves around courtroom testimony of three dancers. Each has a different memory of the incident in question: a tragic love affair.
|Liebestraum 1991 R, 109 min.|
Director: Mike Figgis
Cast: Kevin Anderson, Pamela Gidley, Bill Pullman, Kim Novak, Graham Beckel, Zach Grenier, Thomas Kopache, Taina Elg, Max Perlich, Catherine Hicks
Nick (Kevin Anderson) is called back to his hometown by his dying mother (Kim Novak). Thus begins the story of an old scandal, his own affair with his boyhood friend's wife, and other brooding moments. While director Figgis does his usual great job of presenting his story beautifully, the story itself is not all that good in this instance.
|The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 PG-13, 126 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Barbra Streisand
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal, Mimi Rogers, Pierce Brosnan, Brenda Vaccaro, Austin Pendleton, Elle Macpherson, Taina Elg, Ali Marsh, Leslie Stefanson, Lucy Avery Brooks, Thomas Hartman, David Kinzie
Society's obsession with beauty is questioned in this love story about dowdy, English Professor Rose Morgan (Barbra Streisand) who becomes involved with–and then accepts terms of a platonic marriage to–calculus Professor Gregory Larkin (Jeff Bridges). The marriage lasts for a while, until Rose wants more. Lauren Bacall was nominated for Best Supporting Actress as Rose's mother, Hannah.
|The Prodigal 1955 N/R, 114 min.|
Director: Richard Thorpe
Cast: Lana Turner, Edmund Purdom, Louis Calhern, Audrey Dalton, James Mitchell, Neville Brand, Walter Hampden, Taina Elg, Francis L. Sullivan, Joseph Wiseman, John Dehner, Sandy Descher, Cecil Kellaway, Philip Tonge, David Leonard
Based on the Bible story, in this rendition Edmund Purdom takes the role of the prodigal son Micah who gives in to greed. Micah spends his portion of his father's (Walter Hampden) fortune on new clothes, property, and the pursuit of the pagan Princess Samarra (Lana Turner) who wants him to renounce his faith. But, Micah refuses to forsake Jehova. After running out of funds, Micah is sold into slavery from which he escapes while freeing the other slaves. Micah returns home, his father welcomes him, and the fatted calf is killed in his honor.
|1. The 39 Steps (1959)|
aka: The Thirty-Nine Steps
2. Gaby (1956)
3. Hercules in New York (1970)
4. Imitation General (1958)
5. Les Girls (1957)
6. Liebestraum (1991)
7. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
8. The Prodigal (1955)
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