Best of the 50's (10pk)

Best of the 50's (10pk)

When a writer visits a married woman, he sets off a chain of blackmail and murder. An advertising exec is kidnapped by a group of spies. A Texan marries a strong beautiful girl and their adjustments to life are interwoven with problems. A star finds his career jeopardized when he and his shrill-voiced leading lady must appear in a talkie. Three students, who lead idyllic lives, explode with a violence and sexuality that their parents cannot understand. A veteran stops at nothing to find the men who murdered his family. When the eldest of seven brothers announces his marriage plans, the others kidnap six beautiful women. A neurotic belle struggles to hold on to her gentility against the badgering of her brother-in-law. A struggling artist is torn between a wealthy woman and a dancer. A wealthy patriarch informs his children that he is dying, and secrets surface that threaten to rip the family apart.
When a writer visits a married woman, he sets off a chain of blackmail and murder. An advertising exec is kidnapped by a group of spies. A Texan marries a strong beautiful girl and their adjustments to life are interwoven with problems. A star finds his career jeopardized when he and his shrill-voiced leading lady must appear in a talkie. Three students, who lead idyllic lives, explode with a violence and sexuality that their parents cannot understand. A veteran stops at nothing to find the men who murdered his family. When the eldest of seven brothers announces his marriage plans, the others kidnap six beautiful women. A neurotic belle struggles to hold on to her gentility against the badgering of her brother-in-law. A struggling artist is torn between a wealthy woman and a dancer. A wealthy patriarch informs his children that he is dying, and secrets surface that threaten to rip the family apart.

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  • An American in Paris

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    Winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture and Screenplay, this musical triumph stars hoofer Gene Kelly as a struggling American artist torn between a wealthy American woman (Oscar-nominee Nina Foch) and a French dancer (Oscar-nominee Leslie Caron). Kelly ("Singin' in the Rain") received a special Oscar citation for his stunning ground- breaking choreography. Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Directed by the brilliant Academy Award-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi").
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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    Thrilling performances by Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor and Burl Ives make this adaptation of Tennessee Williams's story about a wealthy plantation owner succumbing to cancer one of the most acclaimed movies in history.
  • Dial M for Murder

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    When American writer Mark Halliday visits the very married Margot Wendice in London, he unknowingly sets off a chain of blackmail and murder. After sensing Margot's affections for Halliday, her husband, Tony Wendice, fears divorce and disinheritance, and plots her death. Knowing former school chum Captain Lesgate is involved in illegal activities, Tony blackmails him into conspiring to kill Margot. When she kills Lesgate in self-defense, Tony implicates her as being guilty of premeditated murder. Halliday must out-stratagize Tony to save Margot's live.
  • Giant

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    Oscar-winner George Stevens ("Shane") won an Oscar for his direction of this legendary "stirring slice of Americana" (Variety) based on Edna Ferber's novel. Featuring an all-star cast including Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean, it's about a wealthy Texan who marries a strong-willed beautiful girl. Their adjustments to life on their ranch are interwoven with problems of Mexican workers and an ambitious young ranch hand who becomes an oil tycoon. One of the year's top box office releases! Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest American films of all time.
  • North by Northwest

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    Selected as one of the top 50 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute, and considered by many critics to be Hitchcock's greatest film, this fast-paced thriller stars Oscar-winner Cary Grant ("Notorious", "The Philadelphia Story") as a Madison Avenue advertising exec who is mistaken for someone else and kidnapped by a group of international spies, headed by James Mason ("A Star Is Born", "Lolita"). After a hair-raising escape, he is framed for a murder he didn't commit and goes on the run with the lovely Eva Marie Saint ("Superman Returns", "On the Waterfront"). Famous for a wild plane attack and a harrowing chase across the faces of Mount Rushmore, this is quintessential Hitchcock ("Psycho", "The Birds"). With Academy Award-winner Martin Landau ("Ed Wood", "The Majestic") as Mason's evil henchman, this film is the rare combination of action, suspense and humor.
  • Rebel without a Cause

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    As an actor who spoke for an entire generation, James Dean brought his explosive presence to the screen in Nicholas Ray's "tense, exciting melodrama" (Variety). Oscar-nominees and Golden Globe-winners Natalie Wood ("Splendor in the Grass") and Sal Mineo ("Exodus") both earned Oscar nominations for their powerful performances in this realistic journey through a turbulent teenage universe of violence and delinquency. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing. The Library of Congress honored this classic by including it in the National Film Registry. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 75 greatest American films of all time.
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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    When the eldest of seven Oregon frontier brothers announces his marriage plans, the others follow his advice and kidnap six beautiful women of their own. It's a rollicking musical delight as the brothers compete for the women's affections with raucous song and dance. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Screenplay, it won an Oscar for its outstanding musical score. Starring Howard Keel ("Kiss Me Kate, "TV's "Dallas"), Jane Powell ("Royal Wedding"), Oscar-nominee Russ Tamblyn ("Peyton Place") and the original "Catwoman," Julie Newmar (TV's "Batman"). Directed by Stanley Donen ("Singin' in the Rain," "DamnYankees").
  • Singin' in the Rain

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    Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era--paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time--and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice. Set during the advent of "talkies," this film's classic song-and-dance numbers celebrate the beginning of movie musicals.
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Marlon Brando ("The Godfather") made his first indelible mark on audiences in this powerful adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Vivien Leigh ("Gone With the Wind") is the neurotic belle Blanche du Bois who struggles to hold on to her fading Southern gentility against the brutish badgering of her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Leigh, Kim Hunter ("Lilith"), Karl Malden ("The Streets of San Francisco") and the rich black-and-white cinematography were all awarded Oscars for this cinematic classic. Newly restored to include extra footage censored in 1951 due to sexual content. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 50 greatest American films of all time.
  • The Searchers

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    Working together for the 12th time, John Wayne and director John Ford forged The Searchers into an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, a believer more in bullets than in words. He's seeking his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his obsessive, five-year quest, Ethan encounters something he didn't expect to find: his own humanity.