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  • Rome burns. Nero fiddles. Christianity rises. And moviegoers turned out in throngs for this years-in-the-making film colossus boasting eight Oscar® nominations (including Best Picture) and featuring 110 speaking parts, 30,000 participants and a filmed-on-location panoply of marching legions, magisterial pageantry and massive spectacle that includes the martyrdom of Christians thrown to the lions before cheering Coliseum throngs. 

    Robert Taylor plays the Legion commander whose love for a Christian slave girl (Deborah Kerr) crosses the divide between Empire and a sect with a higher loyalty. Presiding over all is Nero (Peter Ustinov). He is Caesar, madman, murderer – an imperial ruler of the spectacular, and spectacularly doomed, glory that was Rome.

  • You have a lot of time to think when you're locked away for seven years. So criminal mastermind Doc conceives what he believes is the prefect heist. As in The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, director John Hudson explores the feverish grab for the big score and how it unravels in The Asphalt Jungle, a renowned tale of dishonour among theives whose cast includes Sam Jaffe as Doc and Sterling Hayden as Doc's unflappable gunsel. 

    Louis Calhern portrays Emmerich, the shady lawyer for whom "crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavour". And rising star Marilyn Monroe grabs everyone's attention as the dozie who briefly provides Emmerich with hte most gorgeous alibi ever to reach the screen. Welcome to the jungle, film-noir fans!

  • 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!

  • Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney star in this story of three friends who return from World War I to the United States in the era of jazz, speakeasies and bootleggers-- The Roaring Twenties ! 

    George Hally (Bogart), Eddie Bartlett (Cagney) and Lloyd Hart (Jeffey Lynn) become rich and powerful working both sides of the law in the decade after the War. But the stock market crash and a woman, Jean Sherman (Priscilla Lane), loved by both Hally and Hart, spell a violent end to their lives of crime. Based on the story "The World Moves On" by columnist Mark Hellinger.

  • Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins star in this Civil War-era drama about two rival Southern belles. 

    When Delia breaks her engagement to Clem in favor of a more wealthy man, Clem seeks comfort in Delia's cousin Charlotte, who gets pregnant. Before Clem can marry her, however, he is killed in the war. After years pass, Charlotte falls in love with Jim's brother and becomes engaged to him. But Delia's spite and jealousy threaten to cause further tragedy for Charlotte.

  • James Cagney created his career-defining role in William Wellman's landmark gangster movie also starring Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke, and Joan Blondell. The film, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay, traces the rise and fall of prohibition-era mobster Tom Powers. 

    From his childhood corrupted by the beer hall, pool parlor, and false friends, to his adulthood as a henchman of ruthless but innately decent bootlegger Paddy Ryan, Tom rises to the top of the heap, with all the accoutrements of success: custom-tailored tuxedoes, fancy cars, and gorgeous girls. But fate soon takes Tom down another path. Tommy's degeneration from brash kid to vicious lowlife is brought home in a famous scene in which he smashes a grapefruit in the face of his latest mistress (Mae Clarke).

  • It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter.  With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life.

    Yet their fight is not over.  Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins’ social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins.  Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.