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Racing With the Moon
Sean Penn and Elizabeth McGovern star in this story of teenagers in love in a small California town during WW II. Romance blossoms just as the young lover is about to be shipped off to war. Directed by Richard Benjamin, and starring Nicholas Cage and Carol Kane. It captures the mood of the 40s.
A free-spirited young woman makes a preacher quiver with lust in the South Seas. By Somerset Maugham.
Ronald Coleman is an amnesiac who falls in love with Greer Garson. Based on a James Hilton novel. The nominees for an Oscar for their screenplay were George Froeschel, Claudine West, and Arthur Wimperis.
The Razor's Edge
An American soldier returns from World War I and questions the meaning of life. By Somerset Maugham.
A Hitchcock film based on Daphne du Maurier's novel. Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine. Robert E. Sherwood and Joan Harrison were nominated for an Oscar for their screenplay.
The Red Badge of Courage
Audie Murphy, the most decorated WW II soldier, stars in this moving Civil War drama based on Stephen Crane's haunting novel of the human side of war. Directed by John Huston.
The Red Pony
A lonely boy loses faith in his father when his pony dies. By John Steinbeck.
A young boy's adventures and self-discovery in Mississippi during the early 1900s. By William Faulkner.
Bold drama of the Marine retreat from the Cahnjin Reservoir in the wake of a massive Chinese offensive. Starring Frank Lovejoy, Anita Louis, and Russ Tambly. Powerful movie.
The Return of the Native
The lush Thomas Hardy story of a maiden's love for two young men.
Reversal of Fortune
One of the most intriguing criminal trials of the 1980s involved Claus von Bülow, who was accused of sending his rich wife Sunny into a permanent coma with an overdose of insulin. With Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons.
Shakespeare tragedy. The deformed and evil Richard Gloucester schemes to take over the throne.
From Victor Hugo.
Post-Civil War Texas is the setting for this Western adventure about stolen rifles and macho fights. Starring Richard Boone, Tony Franciosa, Jim Brown (film debut), and Edmond O'Brien.
Colorful depiction of the grand spirit of the Cavalry during post-Civil War days. Starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, and Chill Wills. Directed by John Ford. Sons of the Pioneers supply the songs. One terrific movie.
Ex-Union Colonel John Wayne is fighting mad and out to settle some scores. Directed by Howard Hawks, this movie has wonderful dialogue, great action, and smart performances all around.
Audrey Hepburn plays a princess on a tour of Rome who meets dashing Gregory Peck, an American reporter. Ian McLellan Hunter and Dalton Trumbo won an Oscar for Motion Picture Story.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
By Tennessee Williams. Starring: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty.
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare tragedy. The sad story of star-crossed lovers.
The Rose Tattoo
By Tennessee Williams. Starring: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster.
Run Silent, Run Deep
Battle of wits between officers Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster on a submarine. Script by John Gay, from a novel by Commander Edward L. Beach.
From Victor Hugo.