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Anna ChristieAnna Christie (1930)
Dir. Clarence Brown
Feat. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, Marie Dressler
Ayoung woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past. Garbo's first…
Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men (1939)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Lon Jr. Chaney, Burgess Meredith, Betty Field
A mentally–challenged giant and his level–headed guardian find work at a sadistic cowboy's ranch in this adaptation of John Steinbeck's…
Song of Bernadette, TheSong of Bernadette, The (1943) Recommended
Dir. Henry King
Feat. Jennifer Jones, Vincent Price, Charles Bickford
Religious melodrama set in 19th century rural France, where Jones controversially has visions of the Virgin Mary. Over–lavish (and long), this…
Duel in the SunDuel in the Sun (1946)
Dir. King Vidor
Feat. Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten
Brothers Gregory Peck and James Cotton feud over the family ranch and legacy. Lauded by the likes of Martin Scorsese for its visual splendour, this…
Farmer's Daughter, TheFarmer's Daughter, The (1947)
Dir. H.C. Potter
Feat. Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore
Congressman Joseph Cotton's maid, Loretta Young, decides to run against him in the next election. A perceptive comedy that won an Oscar for Young.
Brute ForceBrute Force (1947) Recommended
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford
Surprisingly visceral and violent for its time, this prison drama sees Lancaster play a tough inmate in Westgate Penitentiary who decides to wage war…
WhirlpoolWhirlpool (1949)
Dir. Otto Preminger
Feat. Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, Jose Ferrer
Tierney stars as Mrs Ann Sutton, a beautiful woman who seems to be living the dream in LA with her successful psychoanalyst husband William (Conte),…
Not As A StrangerNot As A Stranger (1955)
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra
Undemanding medical drama notable for being Kramer's directorial debut and for its abundance of big stars in small roles. Mitchum plays against…
Days of Wine and RosesDays of Wine and Roses (1962)
Dir. Blake Edwards
Feat. Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford
A bittersweet reprise of THE LOST WEEKEND, with PR–expert Jack Lemmon's never–ending round of cocktail parties dragging him and his wife…

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