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  • As a psychotic thug devoted to his hard-boiled ma, James Cagney - older, scarier and just as electrifying - gives a performance to match his work in The Public Enemy as White Heat's cold-blooded Cody Jarrett. Bracingly directed by Raoul Walsh, this fast-paced thriller tracing Jarrett's violent life in and out of jail is also a harrowing character study. Jarrett is a psychological time bomb ruled by impulse. he murders a wounded accomplice and revels in the act. He neglects his sultry wife (Virginia Mayo) and adores his doting mother. It is among the most vivid screen performances of Cagney's career, and the excitement it generates will put you on top of the world!

  • Bette Davis and Paul Lukas star in this multiple Academy Award-nominated drama based on Lillian Hellman's daring play as adapted by the acclaimed Dashiell Hammett. 

    As war threatens 1930s Europe, tireless anti-fascist crusader Kurt Muller (Lukas) keeps his underground activities a secret from his wife's (Davis) Washington, D.C., society mother and the other guests at her house, but a Rumanian aristocrat blackmails him, forcing Muller to kill him and flee back to Europe. Many critics hail Lukas's performance as one of the greatest in film history. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and the film was nominated for Best Picture (losing only to Casablanca), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Lucile Watson), and Best Writing, Screenplay.

  • Supplies are dwindling. Troops are hopelessly outnumbered. But even in defeat there is victory. The defenders of the Philippines— including PT-boat skippers John Brickley (Robert Montgomery) and Rusty Ryan (John Wayne)—will give the U.S. war effort time to regroup after the devastation of Pearl Harbor. 

    Director John Ford’s World War II tale knows its battle-scarred topic first-hand. Montgomery was himself a Pacific PT-boat commander and a valorous Bronze Star recipient. Ford filmed the Academy Award®- winning* documentary Battle of Midway. And Wayne creates a portrait of patriotic resolve as only he can. They Were Expendable salutes all who expended themselves during some of the war’s bleakest hours.

  • The sign outside the roadside diner says “Man Wanted.” Drifter Frank Chambers knows the sign has more than one meaning when he eyes pouty, luminous Cora, the much-younger bride of the diner’s proprietor. 

    Based on the same-titled novel by James M. Cain (Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce), this quintessential film-noir classic combines studio-system gloss with Cain’s hard-bitten tale of murderous attractions. John Garfield and Lana Turner give career-benchmark performances as Frank and Cora, illicit lovers who botch a first attempt to bump off Cora’s hubby, pull it off, betray each other at trial and yet wriggle free. But their volatile tale does not end there. As the film’s metaphorical title indicates, fate is sure to ring again.

  • Who murdered Miles Archer? No one knows. But what Archer’s partner, Private Eye Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart), does know is that Archer was killed while investigating the disappearance of a priceless statue...and now Spade has three mysterious clients who want him to find it - at any cost! 

    A film noir materpiece that marked John Huston’s directorial debut and redefined Bogart’s screen persona, The Maltese Falcon is “an outstanding four-star detective drama” (Leonard Maltin). Co-starring Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet, and nominated for three 1941 Academy Awards®, this suspense-filled classic remains one of the most enthralling mystery-thrillers ever made. “As Sam Space, Humphrey Bogart Defines the Archetypal Movie Private Eye - Insolent, cynical but a man of honour",  TOTAL FILM

  • Academy Award winner James Cagney leads an all-star cast in a story of cowardice and courage based on the true-life experiences of Catholic priest Father Duffy assigned to a scrappy unit of Irish Americans The Fighting 69th.

    World War I. Cocky, streetwise tough Jerry Plunkett (Cagney) arrives in the 69th with an attitude that he can defeat the enemy single-handedly and an unwillingness to follow orders. But in his first firefight, Plunkett's cowardice costs the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. Now, Plunkett must find the courage to redeem himself and his unit--even if it comes at the cost of his life

  • Kay Miniver doesn’t fly a Spitfire in dogfights over London or ply the North Sea in a battleship  but she’s doing her all for wartime England. And she does it so well that Winston Churchill would say Mrs. Miniver was more vital to the nation than a fleet of destroyers.  

    Winner of six Academy Awards® including Best Picture, this memorable spirit-lifter about an idealised England that tends its prize-winning roses while confronting the terror of war struck a patriotic chord with audiences and became 1942’s No.1 box-office hit. Greer Garson gives a formidable Oscar® - winning title-role performance, comforting children in a bomb shelter, capturing an enemy parachutist and delivering an inspirational portrait of stiff upper lip British resolve. When Hitler did his worst, Mrs. Miniver did her best.

  • What Veda wants, her mother - Mildred Pierce - provides. Even if Mildred must end her middle-class marriage, climb atop the male-dominated business world and marry a wealthy man she doesn't love. "I'll do anything," Mildred says in explaining her love for her daughter. But does anything include murder? 

    From a novel by James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity), Mildred Pierce is a classy murder mystery, a stylish film nor told from a women's point of view. Joan Crawford's Mildred ended a two-year career slump, earned her a Best Actress Academy Award® and revitalized her career. Just when you think you got this nominee for five other Oscars including Best Picture figured out, along comes a shocking twist ending!