|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.
|On the Waterfront 1954 N/R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Elia Kazan
Cast: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, Rudy Bond, James Westerfield, Barry Macollum, Tony Galento, John F. Hamilton, Martin Balsam, Fred Gwynne, Pat Hingle
It takes courage to testify against union racketeering, and that is what dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) must face. His girlfriend Edie (Eva Marie Saint) and priest, Father Barry (Karl Malden), help Terry come to terms with his conscience. This film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Actor (Marlon Brando), and Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint). Rod Steiger, Lee J. Cobb, and Karl Malden were all nominated for Oscars.
|1. The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956)|
2. On the Waterfront (1954)
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