Hollywood Classics

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  • The Bad and the Beautiful

    Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1952 • United States
    Starring Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon

    Appearances are everything in Hollywood. Kirk Douglas gives a magnetic, Oscar-nominated performance as conniving producer Jonathan Shields, who turns talent, charisma and ruthlessness into fil...

  • Barefoot in the Park

    Directed by Gene Saks • 1967 • United States
    Starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer

    The first of Neil Simon’s hit Broadway plays to make it to the big screen arrives with all its charm and wit intact thanks to a top-flight cast. Jane Fonda and Robert Redford are the odd-couple newlyw...

  • The China Syndrome

    Directed by James Bridges • 1979 • United States
    Starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas

    Released less than two weeks before the reactor meltdown at Three Mile Island, this gripping, eerily prophetic thriller sketches a terrifying portrait of the risks of nuclear power. While researchi...

  • The Old Dark House

    Directed by James Whale • 1932 • United States
    Starring Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton

    Director James Whale (FRANKENSTEIN) turned J. B. Priestley’s novel “Benighted” into a nerve-jangling tale that became the template for all spooky-house chillers to come. Stranded travelers stu...

  • Detour

    Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer • 1945 • United States
    Starring Tom Neal, Ann Savage

    From Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist ...

  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    Directed by Tay Garnett • 1946 • United States
    Starring Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway

    Lana Turner and John Garfield set the screen ablaze with their smoldering chemistry in this erotically charged noir classic based on the novel by James M. Cain. Down-and-out drifter Frank Chambers ...

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    Directed by John Frankenheimer • 1962 • United States
    Starring Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Laurence Harvey

    The name John Frankenheimer became forever synonymous with heart-in-the-throat filmmaking when this quintessential sixties political thriller was released. Set in the early fifties, ...

  • History Is Made at Night

    Directed by Frank Borzage • 1937 • United States

    Jean Arthur plays a married woman who falls in love with a French headwaiter, much to the chagrin of her possessive and jealous husband.

  • Morocco

    Directed by Josef von Sternberg • 1930 • United States
    Starring Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou

    With this romantic reverie, Marlene Dietrich made her triumphant debut before American audiences and unveiled the enthralling, insouciant persona that would define her Hollywood collabor...

  • They Live By Night

    Directed by Nicholas Ray • 1948 • United States
    Starring Cathy O’Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva

    Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America’s outcasts and underdogs...

  • You Only Live Once

    Directed by Fritz Lang • 1937 • United States
    Starring Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane

    Fritz Lang brings his bitterly ironic fatalism to this prototypical couple-on-the-run crime drama and key forerunner of film noir. Ex-con Eddie Taylor (Henry Fonda) is a career criminal struggling t...

  • Badlands

    Directed by Terrence Malick • 1973 • United States
    Starring Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates

    BADLANDS announced the arrival of a major talent: Terrence Malick. His impressionistic take on the notorious Charles Starkweather killing spree of the late 1950s uses a serial-killer narrative as...

  • The Man with the Golden Arm

    Directed by Otto Preminger • 1955 • United States
    Starring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak

    Otto Preminger’s groundbreaking depiction of drug addiction brought an explosively controversial topic to the screen with empathy and unflinching frankness. Frank Sinatra gives a harrowing perform...