Walk in the Sun, A (1945)

“Everything in the army is simple: you live or you die.” Synopsis: During an Allied invasion of Italy during World War II, a sergeant (Dana Andrews) takes charge of his platoon when his original commander is severely wounded, and the next sergeant in command (Herbert Rudley) cracks up from the pressure. Will Andrews and his […]

Prisoner of Zenda, The (1937)

“History is born out of a bottle of wine.” Synopsis: An Englishman (Ronald Colman) vacationing in Ruritania is instantly spotted as a doppelganger for Rudolf V (Ronald Colman), who is due to become king the next day. When Rudolf V is drugged and kidnapped by his power-hungry brother (Raymond Massey) at a drinking party, Rudolf’s […]

Pretty Poison (1968)

“Our mission needs ice-cold nerves.” Synopsis: An inmate (Anthony Perkins) released from an insane asylum receives help from his parole officer (John Randolph) in finding a job in a lumber company, and woos a beautiful teen (Tuesday Weld) he meets at a hot dog stand by telling her he is a CIA agent. Soon the […]

Return of the Jedi, The (1983)

“Your thoughts betray you, Father. I feel the good in you — the conflict.” Synopsis: As Emperor Palpatin (Ian McDiarmid) and Lord Darth Vader (David Prowse and James Earl Jones) attempt to lure Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to the Dark Side, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) — with help from Chewbacca […]

Seventh Seal, The (1957)

“A man must live — at least until the plague takes him.” Synopsis: During the Black Death, a knight (Max Von Sydow) returning from the Crusades with his squire (Gunnar Bj√∂rnstrand) challenges Death (Bengt Ekerot) to a game of chess, then accompanies a young performer (Nils Poppe) as he travels with his wife (Bibi Andersson), […]

Waterloo Bridge (1940)

“I loved you; I’ve never loved anyone else.” Synopsis: During World War I, a ballerina (Viven Leigh) in London falls in love with an army captain (Robert Taylor) on leave, and they make plans to marry upon his return. When Leigh learns in the newspaper that Taylor has died, she and her roommate (Virginia Field) […]

Tall T, The (1957)

“A man should have something of his own — something to belong to.” Synopsis: When a former ranch foreman (Randolph Scott) is kidnapped along with an heiress (Maureen O’Sullivan) and her new husband (John Hubbard), they must determine how to keep themselves safe from the ruthless outlaws (Richard Boone, Henry Silva, and Skip Homeier). Genres: […]

Tale of Two Cities, A (1935)

“There is a sickness these days which labels itself humanitarianism.” Synopsis: Just prior to the French Revolution, an alcoholic British lawyer (Ronald Colman) falls for a sweet young woman (Elizabeth Allan) whose father (Henry B. Walthalle) was held captive by the French ruling class for years — however, Allan’s romantic sights are set on the […]

Theatre of Blood (1973)

“They’re not going to start killing critics for giving bad notices, are they?” Synopsis: With assistance from his loyal daughter (Diana Rigg), a vengeful actor (Vincent Price) systematically murders each of his critics while a hapless detective (Milo O’Shea) attempts to stay ahead of each Shakespearean-inspired crime. Genres: Actors and Actresses Black Comedy Diana Rigg […]

Masque of the Red Death, The (1964)

“Famine, pestilence, war, disease, and death — they rule this world.” Synopsis: In plague-ridden medieval Italy, a Satan-worshipping prince (Vincent Price) approached for help by two local villagers (David Weston and Nigel Green) sentences them to death unless a young woman (Jane Asher) — Weston’s fiance and Green’s daughter — chooses which one will live. […]