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Based on the true story of the girl who found herself Queen of England for nine days at age 16, Lady Jane is historical romance at its bittersweet best. Starring Helena Bonham Carter.
Bungling outlaws plot to get rid of their nosy landlady. With Alec Guiness and Peter Sellers.
A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is, which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to turn to crime and murder. From Leo Tolstoy.
The Last Emperor
Bernardo Bertolucci does the nearly impossible with this sweeping, grand epic that tells a very personal tale. The story is a dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the emperors of China.
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited." A writer struggles with his work and life in post-World War II Paris. Starring Elizabeth Taylor.
The Last Tycoon
F. Scott Fitzgerald's last novel deals with Hollywood.
Gene Tierney is the dead woman who ends up as the heroine. Dana Andrews plays the detective in love with her. With Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson. Directed by Otto Preminger.
The epic tale, by Victor Hugo, of the suffering of humanity.
A murderer claims she acted in self-defense. By Somerset Maugham.
A Letter to Three Wives
A satirical comedy on American social and marital conventions. Adapted from a story by John Klempner. Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz won an Oscar for his screenplay. Cast: Ann Southern, Linda Darnell, Paul Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain.
A story about the ordeal of a group of survivors of a torpedoed ship. Starring Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, and Hume Cronyn. John Steinbeck was an Oscar nominee for his original story. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
A young seamstress tries to overcome poverty and injustice. From Charles Dickens.
The Littlest Rebel
A Civil War movie starring adorable Shirley Temple. Set in the Old South, our little sweetie wins over a Union officer to protect her Confederate officer daddy. Sounds stupid, but is really quite good. Bill Robinson and America's sweetheart dance up a storm. With Stepin Fetchit and other talented actors.
Long Day's Journey Into Night
The autobiographical story of Eugene O'Neill's early years.
The Long Hot Summer
A sultry tale of sexuality and bigotry. By William Faulkner.
The Long Voyage Home
The saga of Swedish sailors. From Eugene O'Neill.
The Longest Day
This movie recounts the events of the greatest military maneuver in the history of warfare: D-Day. Starring John Wayne, Sean Connery, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda, and Peter Lawford.
The Lost Weekend
Charles Jackson's novel about a writer who goes on a five-day binge and lands in Bellevue. Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder won a Screenplay Oscar.
The Lost Weekend - Screenplay
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
A well-done soap opera set in Hong Kong during the Korean War. Jennifer Jones, a Eurasian doctor, falls in love with William Holden, a war correspondent. A beautiful film with a lovely theme song.
An adolescent French girl becomes the lover of a well-to-do Chinese man in 1920s Saigon, but their love is forbidden by the social order of the era. Filmed in Vietnam. Not really a war movie, but well worth watching just for the spectacular Vietnam scenes. Writers: Gerard Brach and Jean-Jacques Annaud, from the novel by Marguerite Duras. Stars: Jane March and Tony Leung.