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  • 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!

  • Judy Garland stars in a timeless tale of family, captured with warmth and emotion by director Vincente Minnelli. 

    The enduring popularity of Meet Me in St. Louis comes from a terrific blend of music, romance and humour. Starring Judy Garland, together with Margaret O’Brien (awarded a special Oscar® as 1944’s outstanding child actress) and Mary Astor, and featuring the musical classics Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis, The Trolley Song and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

  • Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce based on Joseph Kesselring’s 1941 Broadway hit and breezily directed by Frank Capra. 

    Frazzled drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Grant) has two aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) who ply lonely geezers with poisoned libations, one sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) who looks like Boris Karloff, one bonkers brother (John Alexander) who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, one impatient new bride (Priscilla Lane) - and only one night to make it turn out all right. In this circus’ centre ring is Grant, twisting his face into a clown’s gallery of flabbergasted reactions and transforming his natural athletic grace into a rubber-legged comic ballet. You’ll die laughing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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