|Over 29 hours of America’s most beloved leading ladies of the silver screen! |
Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Hurley, Morgan Fairchild, Sally Field, Hedy Lamarr, Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy Lamour and Judy Garland are just a few of the leading ladies who grace this movie collection with their striking beauty, profound screen presence and extraordinary talent.
Till The Clouds Roll By
Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore
(1946) Color 136 minutes Unrated
This Technicolor musical is loosely based upon the life of composer Jerome Kern. The film tells of Kern’s struggles to break into writing songs for Broadway, his moving to London for the sake of his work and his eventual triumph on Broadway as the composer of one of the biggest musicals ever, Show Boat. The liberties taken with the facts of Kern’s life should not distract from the real interest in this film. A star-studded cast is brought together here to perform some of Kern’s greatest compositions. Featured performers include Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, June Allyson, Tony Martin, Kathryn Grayson, Virginia O’Brien, Ray McDonald, Angela Lansbury, Gower Champion, and Lucille Bremer.
Home Town Story
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp
(1951) B&W 61 Minutes Unrated
Blake Washburn (Jeffrey Lynn), a politician, loses a re-election bid and blames Jonathan McFarland (Donald Crisp) for his loss. Washburn takes over control of his uncle’s newspaper and uses the format to attack the local business leaders, and especially McFarland. After a tragedy strikes close to home for Washburn, he discovers the error of his ways.
Affair in Monte Carlo
Starring Merle Oberon, Richard Todd, Leo Genn
(1952) Color 64 Minutes Unrated
A young woman cares for a young man who leads an irresponsible life so she expresses her frustration to her grandmother. The grandmother recounts to her the story of her own experience with a man she truly loved, who was a compulsive gambler and on the edge of ruin. The grandmother relays to her the attempt she made to turn his life around so they could lead a better one together.
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon
(1954) Color 116 Minutes Unrated
A reporter covering the VE day celebration in Paris meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl. Married shortly after the war, the couple lives on his meager wage he earns as a news-wire reporter while he works on his novel. After giving up on his job and living for a while on his oil well earnings, the couple grow apart until a tragic event brings the man out of his self-destructive behavior.
The Groom Wore Spurs
Starring Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Joan Davis
(1951) B&W 82 Minutes Unrated
A movie star cowboy turns out to have the opposite personality from his on-screen persona. After getting into some trouble in Las Vegas, the movie cowboy is freed through the effort of his female attorney. Marrying each other, the attorney decides to try to change her husband into the on-screen hero he portrays.
Starring Michael York, Morgan Fairchild, Frank Stallone
(1988) Color 97 Minutes
A police inspector, still bothered by his accidental shooting of a child during a case, becomes involved in a murder case. Assigned a new young assistant, he begins working with a prostitute in order to get more information on the case and in hopes of freeing the woman from her current lifestyle. All early indications lead the inspector to suspect a local drug dealer of the crime but, as the investigation continues, he begins to believe that someone else wants everyone to think the dealer is guilty.
Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring
Starring Sally Field, Jackie Cooper, David Carradine
(1975) Color 74 Minutes
Denise Miller (Sally Fields) is the older teenage daughter of a suburban couple who leaves home for a year to live in a commune with her hippie boyfriend. Returning home after becoming disillusioned with her chosen lifestyle, she hopes to find that things have changed and the issues which drove her out of the home have been resolved. What she finds are alcoholic dysfunctional parents and a younger sister trying to emulate her older sister’s lifestyle, much the same as it was a year ago.
Starring Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendariz, Chill Wills
(1949) Color 88 Minutes Unrated
The incomparable Susan Hayward stars as a highly ambitious cattle rancher’s daughter who is out to stop the oil companies from invading the sleepy Oklahoma town of Tulsa. Ironically, she ends up building her own oil empire to the dismay of a local geologist played by Robert Preston. Fortunately, the cattlemen and the oilmen learn to work together for the good of all.
The Deadly Companions
Starring Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith, Chill Wills
(1961) Color 84 Minutes Unrated
This western was Sam Peckinpah’s first film as a director and brought together the likes of Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith, Chill Wills and Steve Cochran. A former Union officer (Keith) is tracking down the Rebel army deserter (Wills) who tried to scalp him on the battlefield. After finding the man and his partner, he convinces them to help in robbing a bank in order to double-cross them and gain his revenge. During a shootout with a rival gang planning to rob the same bank, the young son of a saloon girl (O’Hara) is accidentally killed. Responsible for the youth’s death, the gang puts their plans on hold to accompany the mother to a ghost town deep in Apache territory in order to bury the boy next to his father.
Starring Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O’Keefe, John Loder
(1947) B&W 85 Minutes Unrated
The fashion editor of a successful magazine is leading a stressful life due to her hard working days and long nights of partying. Consulting a psychiatrist about her problem, she is told to simplify her life to take the stress away, so she quits her job, moves to a Greenwich Village apartment and takes up painting again. When she meets a man that’s interested in her, her past comes back to haunt her when a former acquaintance turns up dead and she’s implicated in his murder.
Starring Jurgen Prochnow, Elizabeth Hurley, Patsy Kensit
(1990) Color 99 Minutes Rated R
Two young women approach a yacht captain and ask him to sail them to Bermuda. The depressed and alcoholic captain agrees to take them, in spite of previously swearing off sailing for good. As the trip takes place, storms brew on the ocean in the form of bad weather and tension between the two girls and the captain.
Starring Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger
(1937) B&W 74 Minutes Unrated
A newspaper reporter is relegated to the obituary column after his involvement in a fraud case. With the hopes of getting back in good graces with his editor, the reporter convinces him to let him report on a woman dying of radium poisoning and take her on a tour of New York City, making her a media darling. Unfortunately, the woman is not dying which complicates things between the reporter and his editor, especially when the reporter falls in love with the woman.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Starring Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward
(1952) Color 114 Minutes Unrated
On a hunting exp