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Gregory Peck stars as that old soldier who shall return.
Shakespeare tragedy. The haunted Macbeth stops at nothing to gain the throne.
The Madness of King George
Starring Nigel Hawthorne as King George III, the British monarch who lost the American colonies.
A rich young woman joins the Salvation Army. By George Bernard Shaw.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Gregory Peck plays a young New York executive who defies the wisdom of the corporate class by deciding his family is more important than the offer of a new job. Lots of melodrama, guilt, and a revelation about a wartime affair (told in flashback), but this well-oiled, good-looking 1956 film still holds up pretty well. Based on a novel by Sloan Wilson, the script and direction are by Nunnally Johnson.
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
A mysterious stranger shows up in an honest town. By Mark Twain.
The Man Who Would Be King
Two delightful English soldiers journey to Kafristan to become kings. Sean Connery and Michael Caine are, respectively, Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnahan, a pair of lovably roguish British soldiers who set out to make their fortunes by conning the priests of remote Kafiristan into making them kings. By Rudyard Kipling.
A melodrama about boyhood friends from the slums who grow up on opposite sides of the law. Clark Gable plays Blackie; also in it are Myrna Loy and William Powell. Original Story Oscar went to Arthur Caesar.
A story of true virtue winning in stuffy 18th Century England. Based on a Jane Austen novel.
Starring Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power.
A black-comedy of a crazy medical unit during the Korean War. This exceptional movie stars Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, and Gary Burghoff. As antiwar as they come.
MASH - Screenplay
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare comedy. Four young lovers are teased by spirits in an enchanted forest.
The richest woman in the world can't have the one thing she really desires. From George Bernard Shaw.
Mine Own Executioner
Engrossing drama about a brilliant psychoanalyst who cant seem to come to terms with his problems and his efforts to help a schizophrenic ex-P.O.W. Starring Burgess Meredith. The screenplay is by Nigel Balchin, from his novel.
A romantic drama in the Masterpiece Theater vein, this John Madden film looks at the relationship between Queen Victoria and John Brown, a commoner who, though a servant, becomes her closest friend and confidant. Starring Judi Dench.
The wife of a British M.P. thinks back to her youth and wonders. . . . By Virginia Woolf. Starring Vanessa Redgrave.
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
About the writers: Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Edna Ferber, Robert Sherwood, George S. Kaufman, Alexander Woollcott, Franklin P. Adams, Heywood Broun, etc.
Much Ado about Nothing
Shakespeare comedy. A romantic story filled with laughter, mistaken identities, jealousy, and wit.
The only survivor of a massacre at sea is determined to settle the score with the German Navy. Peter OToole stars in this taut psychological picture of a man consumed with revenge. The script is by Stirling Silliphant.
Jessica Lange stars as a Chicago criminal attorney whose beloved immigrant father (Armin Mueller-Stahl, in his American film debut) is accused of once having been a monstrous SS officer for Hitler.
Mutiny on the Bounty
A rousing 18th-century sea adventure adapted from books by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. The cast includes Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh, Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian, and Franchot Tone. Oscar nominees for Screenplay were Jules Furthman, Talbot Jennings, and Carey Wilson.
My Left Foot
About the writer Christy Brown. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
A taut murder mystery that unfolds in the slums of Victorian England. From Charles Dickens.
The Mysterious Stranger
A Mark Twain story about the power of imagination.