Starring Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell, and Dean Jagger, this exciting 1949 American war film is about aircrews in the United States Army’s Eighth Air Division who flew daylight bombing missions over Germany and France.
The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group the Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Members of the Band included Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson. The Last Waltz was advertised as the Band's "farewell concert appearance," and […]
Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American madcap, but dark, comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant, and based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace. Set in the Brooklyn family home of the Brewsters, the plot concerns a drama critic, Mortimer Brewster, whose two beloved maiden aunts are caring for […]
"A Christmas Memory" is a short story by Truman Capote. First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. This 1997 film version stars Patty Duke, Piper Laurie and Eric Lloyd. As directed by Glenn Jordan, and adapted by Duane Poole, the gentle and lyrical […]
This 1977 Oscar-winning drama, based on the memoirs of playwright Lillian Hellman, depicts the relationship between two friends with unexpected consequences. Lillian, on her way to a writers’ meeting in 1930's Russia, plans to reunite with her life-long friend Julia, who in turn asks Lillian to smuggle funds into Germany to aid the anti-Nazi movement. Waiting in the wings is Lillian's lover and mentor, Dashiell Hammett, who is unaware of her dangerous assignment.
Filmed previously in 1929 and in 1936, this third adaptation of Jerome Kern’s Show Boat was shot in Technicolor in the typical MGM lavish style in 1951, with a production spread out from the MGM back lot to the Mississippi itself. Produced by Arthur Freed and directed by George Sidney, the film stars Kathryn Grayson, […]