Hollywood Classics

  • She Done Him Wrong

    Directed by Lowell Sherman • 1933 • United States
    Starring Mae West, Cary Grant, Gilbert Roland

    “Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?” purrs a seductive Mae West to a fetching young Cary Grant in this star-making smash hit based on West’s successful play, “Diamond Lil.” She is at her absol...

  • 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...

  • Klute

    Directed by Alan J. Pakula • 1971 • United States
    Starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

    With her Oscar-winning turn in KLUTE, Jane Fonda reinvented herself as a new kind of movie star. Bringing nervy audacity and counterculture style to the role of Bree Daniels—a call girl and aspiring actor wh...

  • 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...

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    Directed by Leo McCarey • 1937 • United States
    Starring Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter

    MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW, by Leo McCarey, is one of the great unsung Hollywood masterpieces, an enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap. Be...

  • 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 Night of the Hunter

    Directed by Charles Laughton • 1955 • United States
    Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

    THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER—incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed—is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, i...

  • Blind Alley

    Directed by Charles Vidor • 1939 • United States
    Starring Chester Morris, Ralph Bellamy, Ann Dvorak

    One of the very first Hollywood films that could be described as a noir, this brisk psychological thriller stars Chester Morris as an inmate who escapes from prison and hides out in the home of a ...

  • The Big Country

    Directed by William Wyler • 1958 • United States
    Starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker

    This bold, epic western from director William Wyler stars Gregory Peck as a ship’s captain who ventures west to marry his fiancée (Carroll Baker), only to discover that his new town is a hotbed of...

  • Yentl

    Directed by Barbra Streisand • 1983 • Untied States
    Starring Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving

    Barbra Streisand became the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major Hollywood film with this charming, gender-bending musical adaptation of an Isaac Bashevis Singer story....

  • The Uninvited

    Directed by Lewis Allen • 1944 • United States
    Starring Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp

    A pair of siblings from London (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price—and soon t...

  • National Velvet

    Directed by Clarence Brown • 1944 • United States
    Starring Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor

    A twelve-year-old Elizabeth Taylor delivers a star-is-born performance in one of the most beloved films ever made about the bond between children and animals. She is the equine-obsessed Velve...

  • Indiscreet

    Directed by Stanley Donen • 1958 • United Kingdom
    Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker

    More than a decade after their iconic pairing in Alfred Hitchcock’s NOTORIOUS, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman were reunited onscreen for this supremely elegant romantic comedy. He is the suave Amer...

  • My Favorite Wife

    Directed by Garson Kanin • 1940 • United States
    Starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

    Cary Grant and Irene Dunne shine in this giddy screwball romp about a man with one spouse too many—and all the romantic complications that ensue. Seven years ago, Nick Arden (Grant) bid farewell to h...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Harold and Maude

    Directed by Hal Ashby • 1971 • United States
    Starring Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort

    With the idiosyncratic American fable HAROLD AND MAUDE, countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era. Working from a script by Colin Higgins, Ashby tells the story of the emo...

  • It Happened One Night

    Directed by Frank Capra • 1934 • United States
    Starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly

    Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight from Frank Capra, about a spoiled runaway socialite (Claudette Colbert) and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter (Clark...

  • Paths of Glory

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick • 1957 • United States
    Starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolph Menjou

    Stanley Kubrick’s PATHS OF GLORY is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. A fiery Kirk Douglas stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless ...

  • 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.

  • The Big Sky

    Directed by Howard Hawks • 1952 • United States
    Starring Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt

    Howard Hawks’s epic western adventure stars Kirk Douglas as pioneer Jim Deakins, the leader of the first expedition to navigate up the Missouri River. In a daring journey to expand the fur trad...

  • Holiday

    Directed by George Cukor • 1938 • United States
    Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan

    Two years before stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and director George Cukor would collaborate on THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, they brought their timeless talents to this delectable slice of 1930s...

  • The Black Cat

    Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer • 1934 • United States
    Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

    Horror legends Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi were paired together for the first in this astonishingly perverse sadomasochistic shocker from cult director Edgar G. Ulmer. While on their honeymoon ...

  • Bell, Book and Candle

    Directed by Richard Quine • 1958 • United States
    Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

    The same year that they costarred in Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO, James Stewart and Kim Novak teamed up for this imaginative romantic comedy based on the Broadway hit. Novak is Gillian Holroyd, a norma...