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  • Suddenly, Last Summer

    Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz • 1959 • United States, United Kingdom
    Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

    Gay panic, incest, and a sprinkling of cannibalism: Tennessee Williams’s one-act southern-gothic shocker gets an appropriately lurid screen adaptation cowritten ...

  • The Song Remains the Same

    Directed by Peter Clifton and Joe Massot • 1976 • United Kingdom, United States
    Starring Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham

    This groundbreaking concert film of Led Zeppelin’s electrifying 1973 appearance at New York’s Madison Square Garden takes viewers onstage for extraordinary live performa...

  • Planet of the Apes

    Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner • 1968 • United States
    Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter

    This classic mind-bender launched an epic franchise and remains a touchstone of thought-provoking science fiction. Astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) crash-lands on a distant plan...

  • 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...

  • The Cocoanuts

    Directed by Robert Florey and Joseph Santley • 1929 • United States
    Starring Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

    Based on the stage show of the same name, THE COCOANUTS was the first movie from anarchic comedy virtuosos the Marx Brothers, but you would never know it from the sheer quantity and ...

  • The Canterbury Tales

    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1972 • Italy
    Starring Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli

    Eight of Geoffrey Chaucer’s lusty tales come to life on-screen in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s gutsy and delirious THE CANTERBURY TALES, which was shot in England and offers a remarkably earthy re-creatio...

  • Trouble in Paradise

    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • 1932 • United States
    Starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall

    When thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall) meets his true love in pickpocket Lily (Miriam Hopkins), they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet (Kay Francis...

  • Design for Living

    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • 1933 • United States
    Starring Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins

    Gary Cooper, Fredric March, and Miriam Hopkins play a trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult “gentleman’s agree¬ment” in this continental pre-Code comedy, freely adapted by Ben H...

  • Million Dollar Legs

    Directed by Edward F. Cline • 1932 • United States
    Starring Jack Oakie, W. C. Fields, Andy Clyde

    One of the wildest and funniest films of the pre-Code era, this outlandish satire—produced to capitalize on the buzz generated by the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics—is an excursion into pure Dada delirium...

  • Merrily We Go to Hell

    Directed by Dorothy Arzner • 1932 • United States
    Starring Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Adrianne Allen

    One of director Dorothy Arzner’s most fascinatingly subversive portraits of marital dysfunction stars Sylvia Sidney as a wealthy socialite who falls in love with an alcoholic writer (Fredric M...

  • The Band Wagon

    Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1953 • United States
    Starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

    “That’s entertainment!” One of the greatest of MGM’s classic musicals, this Vincente Minnelli–directed showstopper stars Fred Astaire as Tony Hunter, a washed-up Hollywood actor who returns to ...

  • Murders in the Zoo

    Directed by A. Edward Sutherland • 1933 • United States
    Starring Charles Ruggles, Lionel Atwill, Gail Patrick

    Startlingly perverse even by pre-Code standards, this grisly tale of murder and madness stars an unforgettably maniacal Lionel Atwill as wealthy zoologist Eric Gorman, who becomes jealou...

  • The Decameron

    Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1971 • Italy
    Starring Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic

    Pier Paolo Pasolini weaves together a handful of Giovanni Boccaccio’s fourteenth-century moral tales in this picturesque free-for-all. THE DECAMERON explores the delectations and dark corners of...

  • Murder at the Vanities

    Directed by Mitchell Leisen • 1934 • United States
    Starring Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie

    A grisly murder, nearly nude chorines, and a razzle-dazzle ode to marijuana all feature in this outrageous musical mystery, one of the most jaw-dropping examples of what Hollywood could get away...

  • I’m No Angel

    Directed by Wesley Ruggles • 1933 • United States
    Starring Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff

    Following her star-making turn in SHE DONE HIM WRONG, Mae West reteamed with a most dashing Cary Grant for this innuendo-laden jaw-dropper that confirmed her status as a true screen icon and trailblaz...

  • The Witches

    Directed by Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Rossi, and Luchino Visconti • 1967 • Italy, France
    Starring Silvana Mangano, Annie Girardot, Massimo Girotti

    Five of Italy’s greatest directors contributed segments—each starring the divine Silvana Mangano—to this offbeat...

  • It’s Always Fair Weather

    Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen • 1955 • United States
    Starring Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse

    Sparkling with wit and exuberant numbers, IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER centers on three World War II buddies (Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, and Michael Kidd) who vow to reunite for old time’s sake...

  • Amour

    Directed by Michael Haneke • 2012 • France, Austria
    Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert

    Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are cultivated, retired music teachers who have known a lifetime of love within their marriage. Though their bond has...

  • An American Tragedy

    Directed by Josef von Sternberg • 1931 • United States
    Starring Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee

    Renowned director Josef von Sternberg adapts Theodore Dreiser’s overwhelmingly powerful novel about an ambitious young man (Phillips Holmes), in pursuit of wealth and position, who destroy...

  • Hot Saturday

    Directed by William A. Seiter • 1932 • United States
    Starring Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

    Gossip sets a virtuous girl on a scandalous path in this pre-Code gem, which features a young Cary Grant in his first starring role. Ruth (Nancy Carroll) is a bank clerk in a small town where ...

  • The Bank Dick

    Directed by Edward Cline • 1940 • United States
    Starring W. C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel

    W. C. Fields stars as an unemployed, henpecked drunk who spends most of his time at the Black Pussy Cat café. Things take a turn for the absurd when he unwittingly captures a bank robber and lands...

  • International House

    Directed by A. Edward Sutherland • 1933 • United States
    Starring Peggy Hopkins Joyce, W. C. Fields, Rudy Vallee

    A host of oddball personalities—including an autogiro-flying W. C. Fields, infamous showgirl socialite Peggy Hopkins Joyce (playing a version of herself), Bela Lugosi, George Burns, an...

  • Wattstax

    Directed by Mel Stuart • 1973 • United States
    Starring Richard Pryor, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes

    Seven years after the Watts Rebellion made the LA neighborhood ground zero in the struggle against anti-Black police brutality, legendary funk/soul label Stax Records assembled a powerhouse lineup of ...

  • The Cheat

    Directed by George Abbott • 1931 • United States
    Starring Tallulah Bankhead, Harvey Stephens, Irving Pichel

    Larger-than-life stage legend Tallulah Bankhead makes one of her precious few film appearances in this sordid tale of money, addiction, and adultery, an outrageous pre-Code remake of Cecil...