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A Patch of Blue

A Patch of Blue is a 1965 American drama film directed by Guy Green about the relationship between a black man, Gordon (played by Sidney Poitier), and a blind white female teenager, Selina (Elizabeth Hartman), and the problems that plague their relationship when they fall in love in a racially divided America. Made in 1965 against the backdrop of the growing civil rights movement, the film explores racism from the perspective of “love is blind.”

A Patch of BlueSelina D’Arcey (Elizabeth Hartman) is a blind girl living in a city apartment with her prostitute mother Rose-Ann (Shelley Winters) and grandfather Ole Pa (Wallace Ford). She strings beads to supplement her family’s small income and spends most of her time doing chores. Her mother is abusive and Ole Pa is an alcoholic. Selina has no friends, rarely leaves the apartment, and has never received an education.

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Adam’s Rib

Adam’s Rib is a 1949 American film written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin and directed by George Cukor. It stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as married lawyers who come to oppose each other in court. Judy Holliday co-stars as the third lead in her second credited movie role. The music was composed by Miklós Rózsa, except for the song “Farewell, Amanda”, which was written by Cole Porter.

Adam's RibDoris Attinger (Judy Holliday) follows her husband (Tom Ewell) with a gun one day after suspecting he is having an affair with another woman (Jean Hagen). In her rage, she fires at the couple multiple times. One of the bullets hits her husband in the shoulder.

The following morning, married lawyers Adam and Amanda Bonner (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) read about the incident in the newspaper. They argue over the case...

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Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley is a 1935 American biographical film directed by George Stevens and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, and Moroni Olsen. The film Annie Oakley is based on the life of Annie Oakley.

Annie OakleyIn late 1800s Ohio, a young woman from the backwoods, Annie Oakley (Barbara Stanwyck) delivers six dozen quail she has shot to the owner of the general store. He sends them to the MacIvor hotel in Cincinnati, where the mayor is holding a large banquet in honor of Toby Walker (Preston Foster), the “greatest shot in the whole world”. Walker is particular about what he eats–the hotel owner (James MacIvor, played by Andy Clyde) bought Oakley’s quail because she shoots the quail cleanly through the head, leaving no buckshot elsewhere.

At the banquet, Jeff Hogarth (Melvyn Douglas) signs Walker to a contract making him part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show...

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Gaby

Gaby is a 1956 drama film made by MGM. It is the third version of the play Waterloo Bridge, previously made into films in 1931 and 1940. It is the only version of the play made in color, and the least faithful to it. Not only the story but the names of the characters were also changed. Unlike the 1931 and 1940 versions, this film ends happily.

GabyThis version was directed by Curtis Bernhardt and produced by Edwin H. Knopf. The screenplay was by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich and Charles Lederer, based on the screenplay of Waterloo Bridge by S. N. Behrman, Paul H. Rameau and George Froeschel. All three versions were based on the play by Robert E. Sherwood.

The film stars Leslie Caron as Gaby and John Kerr with Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Taina Elg and Margalo Gillmore.

Gaby (Caron) is a ballet dancer in 1944 London who runs into corporal Gregory Wendell (Kerr) while rushing to catch the bus...

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My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine is a 1946 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp during the period leading up to the gunfight at the OK Corral. The ensemble cast also features Victor Mature (as Doc Holliday), Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Cathy Downs and Ward Bond.

My Darling ClementineIn 1882 (in reality, the gunfight at the O.K. Corral happened on October 26, 1881), Wyatt, Morgan, Virgil, and James Earp are driving cattle to California when they cross Old Man Clanton. When they learn about the nearby boom town of Tombstone, the older brothers ride in, leaving the youngest brother James to watch over the cattle. The Earps soon learn that Tombstone is a lawless town without a marshal. Wyatt is the only man in the town willing to face the drunk Indian shooting at the townspeople. When they return to their camp, they find the cattle rustled and James murdered.

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Fanny

Fanny is a 1961 American Technicolor drama film directed by Joshua Logan. The screenplay by Julius J. Epstein is based on the book for the 1954 stage musical of the same title by Logan and S.N. Behrman, which in turn had been adapted from Marcel Pagnol’s trilogy: Marius (1929) and Fanny (1932), plays which he adapted to film a year or two later; and César, the film he wrote and directed for the screen in 1936 (and later adapted for the stage).

FannyThe film deleted all the songs from the 1954 stage musical, but the music by Harold Rome served as the underscore for the soundtrack, and the title tune is used as the Main Title theme. Although it had been composed for another medium, it was nominated for both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

César (Charles Boyer) is a barkeeper in Marseille in the early 1920s...

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Classic Christmas Movies Guide Over Decades

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way Oh what fun it’s to ride in a one horse open sleigh,

Hey, jingle bells………

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Humming Christmas Carols cheerfully is a fantastic way to strengthen the atmosphere of Christmas. And picking several classic Christmas movies for watching with family on Christmas Day is also a remarkable means to embrace the forthcoming Christmas.

Here are several classic Christmas movies in conformity with the substances of Christmas and hope they can add glitters to your Christmas.

1, Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City. A mother named Doris is very busy so that she doesn’t have time to be with her little daughter Susan. A man called Kris finds the person assigned to play Santa in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is drunk...

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Rich and Famous

Rich and Famous is a 1981 American drama film directed by George Cukor, the final film of his long career. The screenplay by Gerald Ayres is based on the 1941 play Old Acquaintance by John Van Druten, which was filmed with Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins in 1943 under its original title.

Rich and FamousTwo women find their friendship is tested when one rises from obscurity to success while the other stagnates in a stalled career. Liz Hamilton, a young woman with literary ambitions, and Merry Noel Blake, an all-American blond beauty from Atlanta, are close friends who met while they were freshmen at Smith College in the 1950s.

Soon after graduation, Liz writes a critically acclaimed book and drifts into unfulfilling relationships and one-night stands, including an empty encounter in an airplane lavatory, a fling with a teenage hustler and an affair with Chris Adams, a young reporter for Rolling Stone...

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All Quiet On the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American epic Pre-Code war film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, and stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander.

All Quiet On the Western FrontProfessor Kantorek gives an impassioned speech about the glory of serving in the Army and “saving the Fatherland”. On the brink of becoming men, the boys in his class, led by Paul Baumer, are moved to join the army as the new 2nd Company. Their romantic delusions are quickly broken during their brief but rigorous training under the abusive Sergeant Himmelstoss, who bluntly informs them, “You’re going to be soldiers—and that’s all.”

The new soldiers arrive by train at the combat zone, which is mayhem, with soldiers everywhere, incoming shells, horse-drawn wagons racing about, and prolonged rain...

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Wanda Nevada

Wanda Nevada is a 1979 western comedy film starring Peter Fonda and Brooke Shields. It was also directed by Peter Fonda.

Henry Fonda makes a cameo appearance as an Arizona prospector, making it the only film to feature the father and son together. Peter Fonda reportedly paid his father Henry $1000 (equivalent to $3,300 in 2016) for one day’s work on the film after receiving a call from his father that he was out of work.

Wanda NevadaSet in 1950s Arizona, the story follows a drifter and gambler named Beaudray Demerille (Fonda). In a card game he wins the movie’s title character Wanda Nevada (Shields), a 13-year-old orphan with dreams of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. Despite his best efforts, Wanda sticks to Demerille, accompanying him to a pool hall. Texas Curly (Fix), an aging prospector, enters and tells the bar patrons about his gold mine in the Grand Canyon. They laugh him off as a drunk...

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Mata Hari

Mata Hari is a 1931 American Pre-Code Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film loosely based on the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer and courtesan executed for espionage during World War I. The film stars Greta Garbo in the title role. It was Garbo’s most commercially successful vehicle. Only a censored version of the film is currently available.

Mata HariIn 1917, France is embroiled in World War I. Dubois (C. Henry Gordon), head of the French spy bureau, offers to spare the life of a captured agent (an uncredited Mischa Auer) if he will reveal who he is protecting. Dubois suspects it is Mata Hari, a celebrated exotic dancer, but the prisoner chooses execution by firing squad.

Lieutenant Alexis Rosanoff (Ramon Novarro) of the Imperial Russian Air Force lands in Paris after a dangerous flight over enemy territory, bringing important dispatches from Russia...

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Downloading Entire Classic Movies At No Cost

Exactly who would love to get entire classic movies at no cost? This is an easy question to respond to. Many people are searching online on a regular basis to download absolutely free films. Even though this is feasible, the search could be a big letdown as there are stumbling blocks and       hazards in doing this at the wrong web sites. This information will provide you with what happens behind the scenes of some free download web sites and where you can find better alternatives to download DVD films.

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by chris.chabot

You will find nowadays numerous peer to see file discussing P2P systems that let you obtain full Dvd and blu-ray movies free of charge. However, you might encounter some difficulties if you download from some of these websites. There are other issues that are not so obvious.

Some free download web-sites tend to be a lot less than fantastic peer to peer networks whi...

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Sleeping Beauty – A Classic You Should Revisit

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by Clement Soh

Sleeping Beauty was the sixteenth film in Walt Disney’s body of work, following Lady and The Tramp and preceding One Hundred and One Dalmatians. It was the last feature to be based upon a fairy tale, written by Charles Perrault. Indeed, Disney Studios would not return to a fairy tale again until the 1989 release of The Little Mermaid. Moreover, this was the last feature to use hand-inked cells.

The film was supervised by Walt Disney himself, though he delegated the direction of the feature to his trusted animators Les Clark, Eric Larson, and Wolfgang Reitherman. The three animators, as well as six other colleagues, were known jointly as “The Nine Old Men.” The Nine Old Men were the key animators who had worked with Walt beginning with Snow White and ending with The Rescuers...

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Some Examples Of Classic Movies To Watch

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by Clement Soh

Have you ever gone back and watched one of your favorite movies and found that it no longer held the same humor, relevance or enjoyment it once did? Not all movies hold up over time but there are some that are some classic movies that are as good today as the day they were released.

Today we consider these movies classics because the stories they tell are still meaningful. We can still marvel at their originality and the quality of the acting remains.

Fortunately, these movies are still available to be shared with future generations to enjoy. Following are a few classics you may want to watch with your loved ones.

The Little Mermaid. It’s been about 20 years since this movie was released. It is considered a classic for its poignant story and beautiful animation. It’s a wonderful movie that your family is sure to enjoy. They may even want to sing along.

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Movie Download Sites Have The Old Classic Movies

Old movie downloads are lots of fun to look at and reminisce about your popular movie lines or remember where you were when a certain movie was best-selling. Old classic movies have never been more accessible to watch with the coming of the internet, and now it is possible to go back in time and look at old movie trailers that you never thought you’d see again.

The internet may have its majority of clients surfing for the latest buzz on upcoming news and movies to watch or to watch out for, but there are also sites that has a movie collection that goes back a couple of years, these sites offers their past time movie lovers the luxury of viewing their favorite movies as simple as viewing the latest ones.

These sites knows the importance of old movie downloads, and the feelings and joy it brings back to the viewer, so it saves the customer a lot of time in researching and video shop hoppin...

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