Academy Award® winners* Walter Huston and James Stewart star in this stirring drama about the hardships of pioneer times. Preacher Ethan Wilkins' (Huston) call to serve a poor community on the Ohio River sparks a lifelong feud with his rebellious and headstrong son, Jason (Stewart), who shuns his father's resignation to such a lowly life. Caught in the middle is Mary Wilkins (Beulah Bondi), the loving mother and wife, who does her best to bring peace to the household. But when quarreling turns to violent brawling, Jason leaves home to study medicine in Baltimore. His eventual success as a surgeon in Grant's army is overshadowed by his neglect for his family, particularly his sacrificing mother, and he soon learns a lesson no man could ever forget. Of Human Hearts is a moving film which will surely touch your heart. *Huston: Actor in a supporting role -- Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948); "Stewart: Actor -- The Philadelphia Story (1940), Honorary Award (1984)."
Urban industrialization is growing in Georgia after World War II. Riverside a modern farm and canning plant, is incomplete because promoter Henry Warren (Michael Caine) needs two small privately-owned farms. One belongs to a white family, Rad McDowell (John Phillip Law) and his wife, Lou (Faye Dunaway); the other to a black family, Rose Scott (Beah Richards) and her son, Reeve (Robert Hooks). The option on the land owned by Julie Ann Warren (Jane Fonda) will expire unless Henry can get title. When Julie Ann appeals to her childhood "Mammy" Rose, Reeve gives the original deed to Professor Thurlow (Rex Ingram) whose schoolteacher-granddaughter, goes to court and is a farce as conducted by Judge Purcell (Burgess Meredith), until Julie Ann withdraws her claim.
A deadly game against a devilish enemy!& When a Japanese espionage ring tempts an American ex-patriot to spy against the United States, the American agrees to become a double agent rather than acquiesce to the Betrayal from the East.& Eddie Blake (Lee Tracy) travels to Panama with Peggy Harrison (Nancy Kelly) where the Japanese believe the two will help them with their plans to attack the Panama Canal. Even though Peggy is captured and tortured to death, Eddie manages to return to San Francisco with information about Japanese plans against the vital canal.
The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan (Thomas Dekker), one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a kid himself. He has no choice but to look after his three-year-old son Nate, since Nate's mother, Cindy (Lynn Collins), is an alcoholic. Then one snowy day, Ethan's good intentions are thwarted by a moment of thoughtlessness, resulting in tragedy. A local prosecutor (Jeremy Piven) haunted by his past pursues Ethan, and the ensuing confusion and casting of blame starts tearing the town apart.
An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to find herself restless and drawn toward her husband's best friend. Starring Golden Globe-winner Marilyn Monroe ("Some Like It Hot") and Oscar-honoree and multiple Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Barbara Stanwyck ("Double Indemnity," "The Lady Eve"). Oscar-nominee Robert Ryan ("The Wild Bunch") co-stars in this well-done and enjoyable drama.
A young Kansas girl who comes to New York to make it big in the chorus becomes involved in a love triangle and learns a lesson about show business in this "high class" film from the ribald 1930s. Loretta Young stars as Marion, a gifted songwriter who longs to hit the big time. When she falls in love with Jimmy (David Manners), she follows him to New York and luckily finds a job writing songs for Humphries, a tyrannical producer (Louis Calhern). But Jimmy is engaged to another woman (Helen Vinson) and Humphries has no intention of helping her with her career. She soon finds solace with Tony (George Brent), a doctor whose ordinary life she welcomes with open arms.
Known for light comedies and her partnership with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers stepped off the dance floor and into 1940's Oscar spotlight with her Best Actress turn as Kitty, an indomitable working-class girl who endures the rejection of Philadelphia society, makes her own way as a single woman and ultimately chooses between an unmarried arrangement with Main Line scion Wynnewood Strafford VI (Dennis Morgan) or marriage to a struggling physician (James Craig). Rogers' deserved Academy Award confirmed she was more than a dance star - a fact humorously underscored when she returned to the studio and was greeted by staffers and actors in top hats and tails. Jane Wyman won the Best Actress Academy Award for her sensitive portrayal of Belinda, capturing the girl's affecting isolation, awakening desire to learn and ultimate triumph. Directed by Jean Negulesco and co-starring Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford and Agnes Moorehead (all four Oscar nominees* for their fine work), Johnny Belinda (nominated for a total 11 Oscars including Best Picture) blends atmosphere, nuance and high drama into a heartbreaking classic. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED (c) 1940 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved
After ten years of marriage, the stunning Zoe realizes that her marriage to Ignacio no longer carries the passion it once had. Emotionally adrift, she soon finds herself seduced into the arms of Gonzalo, her husband's brother. At first, Zoe becomes reinvigorated but soon her decision launches the trio into a gauntlet of revenge, secrets and despair.
Screen legend and Academy Award-winner Bette Davis ("All About Eve," "Dark Victory") stars with Emmy-nominee Barry Sullivan ("Rich Man, Poor Man") in this compelling look at why people drift apart in marriage and seek divorce, with all its consequences. With Frances Dee ("Of Human Bondage"), Richard Anderson ("The Six Million Dollar Man") and Otto Kruger ("High Noon"). Rated a high *** (three stars) by Leonard Maltin!
Spanning two generations, two clashing cultures and two very different ways of life that crash into each other only to become lovingly intertwined, The Namesake is ultimately about the imminently relevant question: what does it mean to be an American family? Jumping between the equally colorful and vibrant cities of Calcutta and New York, The Namesake is a family drama, but it's about a very different kind of contemporary American family: the Gangulis, who come to the U.S. from India in order to experience a world of limitless opportunities, only to be confronted with the perils and confusion of trying to build a meaningful life in a baffling new society. On the heels of their arranged marriage, Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) and Ashima (Tabu) jet off from sweltering Calcutta to a wintry New York where they begin their new life together...
Jessica Lange and Halle Berry give performances of uncommon poignancy and depth. Lange plays an adoptive mother who gives an abandoned child a new chance at life. Berry, in a remarkable portrayal heralded as her dramatic breakthrough, is the birth mother who cleans up her life and sets out to reclaim the child. Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) portrays her firebrand attorney.