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George Bernard Shaw at his finest.
The Scarlet and the Black
Gregory Peck plays a Vatican official who harbors allied P.O.W. escapees in German-occupied Rome. Adapted by David Butler from J. P. Gallagher's book The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican.
The Sea Chase
German naval officer Karl Ehrlich (John Wayne) loves his country but hates Hitler so much he's been demoted to the command of a lowly freighter docked in Australia. When World War II begins, he must choose either internment by the British or an escape to Germany.
The Sea Wolf
A gentleman who is rescued at sea is forced to work as a sailor. By Jack London.
British spies are sent to Switzerland to hunt enemy agents. By Somerset Maugham.
Sense and Sensibility
Two sisters try to find romantic happiness in stodgy 19th Century England. From Jane Austen's novel.
First-class musical comedy about the Founding Fathers' struggle to create the Declaration of Independence.
About writers C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger. Director: Richard Attenborough.
Compelling tale of a widower from Virginia who could care less about the Civil War until his family is caught up in it. James Stewart stars in this emotional drama. Great acting, great movie.
An enticing mix of romance, adventure, and heroism set in WW II Germany. Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas star as spies sent behind enemy lines.
Cliff Robertson is a combat pilot whose RAF squadron is ordered on an apparent suicide mission to destroy a Nazi rocket fuel plant in Norway. Script by James Clavell and Howard Koch.
Offbeat comedy about James Garner and Louis Gossett in post-Civil War days running a con-game as master and slave. There's a point here, but it's layered with laughs. Garner and Gossett are a great team.
The Snake Pit
Olivia de Havilland stars as a woman placed in a mental institution. Oscar nominees for their screenplay were Frank Partos and Millen Brand.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
A dying writer reflects on his life. By Ernest Hemingway.
So Proudly We Hail
Claudette Colbert, Veronica Lake, and Paulette Goddard star in this touching drama about the lives and loves of nurses serving in the Pacific during World War II.
A Southern Yankee
Red Skelton plays a bumbling Yankee spy behind enemy lines. A laugh-a-minute comedy. Buster Keaton had his hand in this film. With Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, and John Ireland.
St. Michael Had a Rooster
Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell. By Leo Tolstoy.
The Story of Dr. Wassell
Gary Cooper plays the good Navy doctor who saved fighting men in Java. Adapted from the James Hilton book.
A complex love story that explores the inner thoughts of the characters. By Eugene O'Neill.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
A young Kirk Douglas debuts and Barbara Stanwyck stars in this story of mystery and murder. Oscar nominee for Original Story was John Patrick.
Jerry is a successful New York psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that Jerry was adopted from a young Catholic girl called Sheila in Liverpool, England. Jerry's desperation for a bone-marrow transplant leads him to working-class Liverpool to find his mother and see if he has any siblings. Along the way, he finds out more about himself than he knew.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois and Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski. Tennessee Williams was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay.
Suddenly Last Summer
By Tennessee Williams. Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn. Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Summer & Smoke
By Tennessee Williams.
William Holden plays a poor screenwriter who is enthralled by a faded silent film star (Gloria Swanson). Story and Screenplay Oscar winners were Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D.M. Marshman Jr.
Sweet Bird of Youth
By Tennessee Williams. Paul Newman is a cad who dreams of glory; he's returned to his hometown towing a dissolute, over-the-hill Hollywood star (Geraldine Page), certain she'll be his meal ticket. He's ruined the only girl he really loved (Shirley Knight), who just happens to be the daughter of the town's boss (Ed Begley).