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  • A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Director’s Version is the Elia Kazan/ Tennessee Williams film moviegoers would have seen had not Legion of Decency censorship occurred at the last minute. 

    It features three minutes of previously unseen footage underscoring, among other things, the sexual tension between Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), and Stella Kowalski’s (Kim Hunter) passion for husband Stanley. Catch all of the classic — nominated for 12 Academy Awards® including Best Picture and winner of 4* — that introduced a new era of filmmaking. Step aboard this Streetcar.

  • Strange thing about this trip. So much occurs in pairs. Tennis star Guy (Farley Granger) hates his unfaithful wife. Mysterious Bruno (Robert Walker) hates his father. How perfect for a playful proposal: I’ll kill yours, you kill mine. Now look at how Alfred Hitchcock reinforces the duality of human nature. The more you watch, the more you’ll see. “Isn’t it a fascinating design?” the Master of Suspense often asked. Actually, it’s doubly fascinating. For Hitchcock left behind two versions of Strangers on a Train. The original version (SIDE A) is an all-time thriller classic.

    A recently found longer pre-release British print (SIDE B) offers “a startling amplification of Bruno’s flamboyance, his homoerotic attraction to Guy and his psychotic personality” (Bill Desowitz, Film Comment). The laying bare of Bruno’s hidden nature, along with the great set pieces (head-turning tennis match, disintegrating carousel) and suspense as only Hitchcock can deliver, makes for a first-class trip.

  • 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!

  • Academy Award winner Bette Davis stars as woman caught between the man she loves and the man whose secrets could destroy her as she plays a life-and-death game of passion and Deception.

    World War II. Music teacher Christine Radcliffe (Davis), who believes that the man she loves, cellist Karel Novak (Paul Henreid), died in the war, has been involved in an affair with her "mentor", composer Alexander Hollenius (Claude Rains). But when Karel returns unexpectedly hoping to marry Christine, Alexander strives to destroy Novak even as he uses the secret of his past with Christine to torment her. Now, as Alexander drives Christine to the brink of murder, will Novak stand by the woman he loves despite everything he learns?

  • 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.

  • Easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you’re wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one… especially Victor’s wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. 

    Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo’s transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more – personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance. Winner of three Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Casablanca marks decades as a beloved favourite. No matter how often you’ve seen it, this looks like yet another beginning of a beautiful friendship with an unforgettable classic.

  • "No one is better than Bette when she's bad!" Academy Award winners Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie MacDaniel star in this story of a shameless woman who destroys the lives of everyone around her,In This Our Life!

    Beautiful, wealthy, spoiled Stanley Timberlake (Davis) abandons her fiancé to seduce her sister's (de Havilland) husband, Peter (Dennis Morgan). But after their relationship drives Peter to alcoholism and suicide, the remorseless Stanley comes home to steal her sister's new beau. Soon after her return, Stanley kills a mother and daughter in a hit-and-run automobile accident, and feeling no remorse, Stanley blames the deaths on the family's innocent African American servant (MacDaniel - Gone With The Wind).

  • 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