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  • Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are ideal as malevolent marrieds Martha and George in first-time film director Mike Nicholsʼ searing film of Edward Albeeʼs groundbreaking Whoʼs Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Taylor won her second Academy Award® (and New York Film Critics, National Board of Review and British Film Academy Best Actress Awards). Burton matches her as her emotionally spent spouse. And George Segal and Best Supporting Actress Oscar® winner Sandy Dennis score as another couple straying into their destructive path. The movie won a total of five Academy Awards® and remains a taboo-toppling landmark over 40 years later.

  • A peerless filmmaker of substance and scale, David Lean directs Boris Pasternak’s tumultuous tale of Russia divided by war and hearts torn by love. 

    Epic images abound: revolution in the streets, an infantry charge into no-man’s-land, the train ride to the Urals, an icebound dacha. Omar Sharif plays the title role, Julie Christie is his haunting, long-time love Lara and both are caught up in the tidal wave of history. Hauntingly scored by Maurice Jarre (who earned one of the film’s five Academy Awards®) and full of indelible performances, Doctor Zhivago is a moviemaking wonder.

  • Director Robert Aldrich’s story: a thriller about an aging ex-vaudeville child star waging a psychotic reign of terror over her crippled ex-movie star sister. His stars: Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. His battle to make the movie: an uphill one. But the eerie, shock-laden result was a deserved smash.

    Davis won her 10th Academy Award® nomination for her acid portrayal of the grotesque Baby Jane. Nominated for five Academy Awards® and an Oscar® winner for Best Costume Design, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Is a mirthful masterpiece of the macabre.

  • Charlton Heston brings a physical and moral presence to his Best Actor Oscar®-winning role of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ.

    Best Director Oscar® winner William Wyler masterfully grips the reins of an enduring and spellbinding spectacular.

  • "I’m not living with you," Maggie snaps at Brick. “We occupy the same cage, that’s all.” The raw emotions and crackling dialogue of Tennessee Williams’ 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning play rumble like a thunderstorm in this film version whose fiery performances and grown-up themes made it a box-office hit.

    Paul Newman earned his first Oscar® nomination for his nuanced portrayal of troubled former sports hero Brick. Capturing her second, Elizabeth Taylor makes Maggie the Cat, digging her claws in and holding onto life not as it is , but as she hopes it someday will be, a vivid portrait of passionate loyalty.

  • Giant is a movie of huge scale and grandeur in which three generations of land-rich Texans love, swagger, connive and clash in a saga of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly rich oil tycoons.

    It’s also one of the most beloved works of director George Stevens, who won an Academy Award® for this film, one of 10 Oscar® nominations the film earned.

  • In one of moviedom's most influential roles, James Dean plays Jim Stark, the newkid in town whose loneliness, frustration and anger mirrored those of post-war teens - and reverberate nearly 60 years later. 

    Natalie Wood (as Jim's girlfriend Judy) and Sal Mineo (in his screen debut as Jim's tag-along pal Plato) were Academy Award® nominees for their achingly true performances. Director Nicholas Ray was also an Oscar® nominee for this landmark film chosen as one of the Top-1oo Ameican Films by the American Film Institute.

  • Based on John Steinbeck’s novel and directly by Elia Kazan, East of Eden is the first of three major films that make up James Dean’s movie legacy. The 24-year old idol-to-be plays Cal, a wayward Salinas Valley youth who vies for the affection of his hardened father with his favoured brother Aron. 

    Playing off the haunting sensitivity of Julie Harris, Dean’s performance earned one of the film’s four Academy Award® nominations. Among the movie’s stellar performances, Jo Van Fleet won the Oscar® as Best Supporting Actress.

  • Alfred Hitchcock’s screen version of Frederick Knott’s stage hit Dial M for Murder is a tasty blend of elegance and suspense casting Grace Kelly, Ray Milland and Robert Cummings as the points of a romantic triangle. 

    Kelly won the New York Film Critics and National Board of Review Best Actress Awards for this and two other acclaimed 1954 performances. She loves Cummings; her husband Milland plots her murder. But when he dials a Mayfair exchange to set the plot in motion, his right number gets the wrong answer and gleaming scissors become a deadly weapon. Dial “M” for the Master of Suspense at his most stylish.

  • Montgomery Clift stars in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller about a priest on trial for murder , whose only defense would violate the sanctity of the real killer's confession.

    In the confessional of a small Quebec parish, Father Michael Logan (Clift) hears the church sexton whisper: "I killed a man." Father Logan's vows prevent him from breaking the sanctity of the confessional, and allow the killer to go free. But as the police investigate the murder, all the evidence points to Father Logan. Now, to remain true to his vows, Father Logan will be forever discredited--and possibly convicted for murder.