Georgy Girl (1966)

“If it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to get you lot organized!” Synopsis: When a young woman named Georgy (Lynn Redgrave) learns that her roommate (Charlotte Rampling) is going to have a baby, she and Rampling’s immature boyfriend (Alan Bates) begin preparing for the baby’s arrival; meanwhile, the wealthy man (James Mason) Georgy’s […]

Great Gatsby, The (1974)

“That’s the best thing a girl can be in this world: a beautiful little fool.” Synopsis: A mysterious millionaire (Robert Redford) purchases a house near his long-lost love, Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow) — a socialite who married a wealthy but philandering man (Bruce Dern) while Redford was off at World War I. With the help […]

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

“Good and evil are so close as to be chained together at the soul.” Synopsis: A highly respected doctor (Spencer Tracy) engaged to a young socialite (Lana Turner) whose father (Donald Crisp) disapproves of their relationship experiments with a potion that turns on his “wild side”, and soon he’s developed a controlling affair with a […]

Drum, The (1938)

“In our mountains, you are wise or dead. I beg you to be wise.” Synopsis: In a Northwest frontier of colonial India, a British governor (Frances L. Sullivan) negotiates peace with a local king who is assassinated by his power-hungry brother (Raymond Massey). The king’s son (Sabu) — who has befriended a British colonel (Roger […]

Samson and Delilah (1949)

“The oldest trick in the world: silk trap, baited with a woman.” Synopsis: During his marriage to a golden-haired Philistine named Semadar (Angela Lansbury), a supernaturally strong Hebrew named Samson (Victor Mature) begins a fight with guests over a gambling debts, which leads to Lansbury’s death. Samson — an active fighter against the Philistines, and […]

Lured (1947)

“There’s a homicidal maniac loose somewhere in the vast honeycomb of London — a man with a weakness for pretty girls.” Synopsis: A showgirl (Lucille Ball) is hired by a detective (Charles Coburn) at Scotland Yard to track down a mysterious serial killer who solicits beautiful girls through personal ads. Thankfully, she’s shadowed by a […]

Northwest Mounted Police (1940)

“Blood – you won’t notice it much; those Northwest mounted police wear red coats.” Synopsis: A Texas ranger (Gary Cooper) hoping to arrest a murderous trapper (George Bancroft) travels to the northwest prairies of Canada, where he encounters a band of mounted police about to fight a rebellion by native peoples and “half-breed” locals led […]

Great Gatsby, The (1949)

“If a smart man sees something he wants, he just stakes his claim to it!” Synopsis: A bonds salesman (Macdonald Carey) recounts the story of his second cousin, Daisy Buchanan (Betty Field), who married a womanizing wealthy man (Barry Sullivan) rather than wait for her true love — Jay Gatsby (Alan Ladd) — to return […]

Hallelujah I’m a Bum! (1933)

“It belongs to the lady, and I’m going to return it!” Synopsis: A happily work-free “king of the tramps” (Al Jolson) in New York City falls in love with an amnesia-suffering beauty (Madge Evans) after returning her pocketbook to her — but Bumper’s (Jolson’s) loyalties shift when he learns “Angel” (Evans) is the girlfriend of […]

Wichita (1955)

“That’s a natural-born lawman if I ever saw one.” Synopsis: Sharpshooter Wyatt Earp (Joel McCrea) enters Wichita, Kansas hoping to start a business, but quickly becomes lured into work as a marshall after a fatal night of lawless shooting. When Earp, with support from rookie reporter Bat Masterson (Keith Larsen), implements a ban on privately […]