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World War II drama starring Richard Burton and Curt Jurgens as Captain Leith and Major Brand, a pair of British Army officers assigned to execute a daring commando raid on the Libyan stronghold of General Rommel. Even before the mission begins, the tension between the two is evident. This is further exacerbated when Brand learns that Leith and his wife (Ruth Roman) were once romantically involved. Once the operations is underway, Leith must save the day when Brand's cowardice is revealed, thus putting the mission and the lives of the men in jeopardy.
Gregory Peck stars in this classic adaptation of Mark Twain's short story of the same name. When American sailor Henry Adams (Peck) comes across two wealthy brothers who have, with the help of the Bank of England, developed a single note with a value of one million pounds, he finds himself part of an unusual wager.
Box set containing five classic movies from popular filmmaker Billy Wilder. In 'Avanti!' (1972), Jack Lemmon stars as American executive Wendell Armbuster. On travelling to Italy to recover his father's body after a car accident, Wendell soon becomes tied up in endless red tape, and is shocked to discover that his father had a mistress, who also died in the car crash. The mistress' daughter, Pamela Piggott (Juliet Mills), arrives in Italy to collect her mother's body, and she and Wendell embark on a series of misadventures both comic and romantic. In 'Irma La Douce' (1963), Nestor (Lemmon) is a bumbling Parisian policeman who manages to get the sack after raiding a house of ill repute at which his boss is in attendance. Looking for work, he is taken on by streetwalker Irma La Douce (Shirley Maclaine) as her business manager, and soon finds himself falling in love with her. Determined to keep Irma faithful, Nestor disguises himself as an elderly English lord and becomes her sole client. All goes well, until Irma confesses her love to Nestor - not for him, but for his aged alter ego! In 'Kiss Me, Stupid' (1964), Dean Martin plays a sex-crazed singer who feigns a professional interest in an amateur songwriter, so that he can pursue a romantic interest in the latter's wife. However, the deceit does not all lay on Martin's side, and there follows a tangled web of bluff and double bluff, as the characters strive to work out who is fooling who. In 'One, Two, Three' (1961), C.R. MacNamara (James Cagney), an ambitious Berlin-based executive for an American cola company, sees his chances for advancement go up in smoke when his boss' daughter (Pamela Tiffin) comes on holiday to Berlin and ends up marrying a fierce young communist (Horst Buchholz). With the boss due to visit in a few days time, MacNamara sets to work, juggling angry Russians, officious Germans, and his own increasingly-exasperated wife, as he tries to put matters right. Finally, in 'Some Like it Hot' (1959), unemployed musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters, the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join Sweet Sue's all-girl band on the next train for Florida. Joe is attracted to Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), the band's singer, while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood E. Fielding III (Joe E. Brown). Comic complications ensue.
Cult black comedy written and directed by John Waters. Divine portrays Lady Divine, a drag queen who travels around the country with her sideshow 'Cavalcade of Perversions' which showcases all kinds of bizarre fetishes and perverse behaviours. When she tires of her usual routine, she decides to murder all of her paying customers instead of just robbing them. The film follows Divine over the course of a day after she learns of her husband Mr. David (David Lochary)'s affair. She experiences a number of contrasting sexual encounters before finding a lover, named Mink (Mink Stole), who joins Divine on her quest to confront and kill her husband.
At the end of the Civil War, a small band of Confederate soldiers ambush a Union gold shipment. To their horror, they learn from a dying soldier that the war between the North and the South has been over for a month.
Now facing certain criminal prosecution for acts committed while they thought the war was on, the troop seeks refuge in a stagecoach waystation.
A feisty ex-Union army nurse and three others are held captive while the men plot their next move.
The troops' leader wants to return the gold in exchange for amnesty, but the bloodthirsty bounty hunters are closing in, and have every intention of taking the loot and hanging the soldiers.
The story of Gabrielle Van Der Mal, who gives up everything to become a nun, facing incredible odds in the Congo and then at the mother house in France at the outbreak of World War II.
This new edition of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific gives you the opportunity to watch the whole film or just your favourite songs, with or without Sing-along subtitles.
This tender romance, with a score as breathtaking as the film's tropical setting, tells the story of two sets of couples on an island paradise, struggling to make love work during wartime.
John Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel follows the traumatic journey made by the Joads, a dispossesed Oklahoma family who head towards California to begin a new life. When Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) returns home after being released from prison, he discovers the farmlands have been destroyed by dust storms. Seeking a better future, he leaves with his mother (Jane Darwell) and the rest of the family for California. Their journey is far from easy, however, and there is no guarantee the 'promised land' will provide the life they are hoping for.
Almost a precursor to the phenomenon that is reality TV today, this 1976 title delivers a voyeuristic look at how people interact and behave when confined to a single room. The film depicts the results of an idea by avant-garde director Stephen Dwoskin to bring together a group of strangers, who volunteered to participate, and film them over a period of five days encouraging them to explore and act out their fantasies. The outcome, which was edited from 15 hours of footage filmed by Dwoskin, shows the formation of intense encounters and relationships. The use of ceremonial gowns and elaborate make up further add to the atmosphere of this provocative and experimental film.
A classic study in obsession from Alfred Hitchcock. After his fear of heights indirectly causes the death of a colleague, San Francisco cop Scottie (James Stewart) retires. He is subsequently hired by magnate Gavin Elster to follow his wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), as Elster says he fears for her life. Scottie becomes bewitched by Madeleine, falling in love with her after saving her from a suicide attempt. Then, when Scottie's vertigo prevents him saving Madeleine from a second attempt to kill herself, he becomes obsessed with recreating the dead woman's image.
This sequel to 'Private's Progress' takes a satirical look at trade unions and labour relations. Upon leaving the army, upper class twit Windrush (Ian Carmichael) takes a job in industry. Before long he has inadvertently started a national strike, which is subsequently mishandled by everyone involved.
Classic comedy from director Howard Hawks. Newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is devastated when his star reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) reveals she is leaving journalism behind to marry her new beau Bruce (Ralph Bellamy). As Hildy, who also happens to be Walter's ex-wife, prepares herself for her new life as a kept woman, Walter does everything he can to get her to change her mind, including offering her the chance to write the story of a lifetime. The cast also includes Gene Lockhart, Ernest Truex and Clarence Kolb.
Paul Wegener's landmark gothic horror film was first released in 1914, before being substantially reworked for a reissue six years later. The Golem, a clay hulk brought to life by a magic scroll implanted in his chest, saves the Jews from Rudolf II in 16th Century Prague. Reverting to his inanimate form, the golem is given the gift of life once more by a Rabbi's assistant who wants him to kidnap the beautiful Miriam.
In 1943, with Rome occupied by the Nazis, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty (Gregory Peck) does all he can to help Allied POWs, providing them with hiding places and assisting them in their flight from the Germans. Gestapo Chief Colonel Herbert Kappler (Christopher Plummer) grows suspicious of O'Flaherty, but is frustrated by the priest's diplomatic immunity. Finally, he issues an order that O'Flaherty either be captured or shot if he is ever seen outside the walls of the Vatican.
"I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life", says Marty Piletti. Yet, despite all his efforts, this 34-year-old Bronx butcher remains as shy and uncomfortable around women today as on the day he was born. So when he meets Clara, a lonely schoolteacher who's just as smitten with him as he is with her, Marty's on top of the world.
But not everyone around him shares Marty's joy. And when his friends and family continually find fault with Clara, even Marty begins to question his newfound love until he discovers, in an extraordinary way, the strength and courage to follow his heart.
In black and white.
When Major Marco (Frank Sinatra) returns from service in Korea, he is haunted by a recurring dream in which Congressional Medal of Honor hero Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) appears to kill two of his unit in front of an audience of Korean and Russian officials. Working for Intelligence, Marco eventually discovers that Shaw has become the unwitting pawn in a Communist conspiracy to kill an American presidential candidate. However, discovering this is one thing, the question is whether he can be stopped in time? This acclaimed satirical thriller was withdrawn from release by Sinatra after the assassination of President Kennedy and only became available again years later.
In this classic satire, the Duchess and the Prime Minister of the tiny kingdom of Grand Fenwick have come up with a brilliant plan to keep their small country from going broke - declare war on the United States Of America, lose, then collect lots of American post-war aid.
Their only mistake is not telling their invasion force leader, Marshall Tully Bascombe, that he's supposed to lose. Bascome and his army arrive in a deserted New York city and proceed to capture a powerful new weapon, forcing the U.S. to surrender.
Bud Cort is Harold, a young man bored with wealth but interested in death. And Ruth Gordon is Maude, a wonderful old rascal who can see nothing but good intentions in the world.
Hal Ashby directed this outrageously funny and affecting film that proves love has no boundaries.
Young husband and father, Ted Kramer, loves his family - and his job, which is where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife, Joanna confronts him and then leaves him, forcing Ted to become the sole caregiver to their six-year-old son.
Now, Ted must learn to be a father while balancing the demands of his high-pressure career. But just as Ted adapts to his new role and begins to feel like a fulfilled parent, Joanna returns. And now she wants her son back.
Billy Wilder directs and produces this classic film noir starring Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling. Chuck Tatum (Douglas) is an ambitious journalist formerly of the big city who finds himself working for a small local newspaper in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after being fired from eleven previous jobs. When he hears that a man has become trapped in a cave nearby he seeks out the story with a justification that it has human interest. Realising that this may be the biggest story he's ever going to write, he manipulates the rescue workers into changing their plan so as to prolong the drama for as long as possible. He then finds an unlikely ally in the victim's wife, Lorraine (Sterling), as she reveals she no longer loves her husband and wants to get out of the marriage. As hours turn into days with the rescue attempt failing, Chuck begins to wonder if this time he has gone too far for a story.
Sister Helen Prejean (Sarandon), a compassionate new Orleans nun, is the spiritual advisor to Matthew Poncelet (Penn), a vicious, angry and complex murderer awaiting execution. Her dedication is to help others, like Matthew, find salvation.
But as she attempts to navigate Matthew's dark soul, she encounters a depth of evil that makes her question how far redemption can really go. Can she stave off the fateful day of execution long enough to save Matthew, or will she discover a truth that will rock the very foundation by which she lives her life.
This is the remarkable true story of Douglas Bader, a pilot in the RAF who overcomes every obstacle to prove his worth.
He is a young and ambitious pilot who, after a plane crash, is badly injured. Although doctors expect him to die, he survives but loses both his legs.
As his colleagues prepare for his horror and devastation, they find instead a determination in him which refuses to be changed by the accident. He re-enters the RAF where he is determined to continue his career as a pilot.
Orson Welles directed and starred in this version of Shakespeare's famous tragedy. Filmed on a shoestring budget over two years, Welles strips the famous tale of sexual jealousy and betrayal down to its essentials, casting himself as the tragic Moor. Winner of the 1952 Best Picture Award at Cannes.
Matt Masters (John Wayne) is a circus owner who has to start from scratch when his ship sinks in the Barcelona harbour. Starting up a Wild West act, he takes under his wing Toni Alfredo (Claudio Cardinale), a trapeze artist whose mother Lili (Rita Hayworth) has abandoned her. Seeking Lili out in a Hamburg bar, Masters obtains her a job in the circus anonymously, so that she can get to know her daughter.
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