Until They Sail

Until They Sail is a 1957 American black-and-white CinemaScope drama film directed by Robert Wise. The screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on a story by James A. Michener included in his 1951 anthology Return to Paradise, focuses on four New Zealand sisters and their relationships with U.S. Marines during World War II.

Until They SailThe film opens in a Wellington courtroom, where testimony prompts Barbara Leslie (Jean Simmons) to flash back to the events that led to the trial. She and her sisters Anne (Joan Fontaine), Evelyn (Sandra Dee), and Delia (Piper Laurie) live in Christchurch, where most of the male residents, including their brother Kit and Barbara’s new husband Mark, are preparing to leave for World War II duty...


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Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper, Murray Hamilton as Larry Vaughn, the mayor of Amity Island, and Lorraine Gary as Brody’s wife, Ellen. The screenplay is credited to both Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography.

During a late-night beach party on Amity Island, a young woman goes swimming in the ocean...


Lovingtheclassics – Unlock the Hidden World of Classic & Rare Movies

by pedrosimoes7

Contemporary Hollywood movies are considered the best option when it comes to pure entertainment. However, modern cinema offers very entertaining movies incorporated with the latest cinema technologies, but there is something still missing, perhaps the story. Certainly, this is the biggest reason behind the evergreen popularity of vintage movies. You no longer have to wander from one movie shop to another in order to choose the best classic movie. Now, with the advent of internet, it has become very swift and effortless to find a desired product or service. Let’s have a look at the mesmerizing world of lovingtheclassics.

There is an enormous Assortment of Movies and the internet is overflowing with tons of websites or online stores that claim to offer vintage movies of all ages.  Always go with an online store, which is able to provide rare movies...


History of Star Wars Movies

History of Star Wars Movies
by Wayne Stadler Photography

The history of star wars could be date back to the textbook written for Anakin Skywalker’s rise to being a Jedi, to his fall, love interest and his coming back to power again.The history of star wars movies tells us how the movie was a culture happening which was immediately followed by two other sequels in an interval of every three years.

The history of star wars movies would tell that the an episode entitled A new Hope which was shown in the theaters in May, 1977 was a big sensation in North America and accumulated hundreds of million dollars in its showing day in terms of its ticket sales. The next sequel released in 1980, The Empire Strike Back had a total cost of more than $ 30 million. But despite the overrun of the high cost, the film itself was able to gross a total of $ 220 million, being recognized as one of the top grossing films of all time.



The Restless Years

Sandra Dee”s first leading role was in The Restless Years which was a 1958 CinemaScope drama film directed by Helmut Kautner and starred John Saxon, Sandra Dee, Theresa Wright, James Whitmore and Launa Patten.  She is a 16 year old girl who was raised by a single mother, Elizabeth, a seamstress, and scandalized by the reputation of being illegitimate, although her mother insists that her father died when she was an infant.  She has always had dreams of leaving her hometown of Libertyville someday and see the world.

The Restless YearsMelinda is taunted by a pair of popular students, Polly and Bruce, at a school dance.  She is befriended by a boy named Will who tells her that, as the son of a traveling salesman, he’s lived in many different towns. She likes the sound of that, even though Will’s ambition is to settle down in one place.

Will offers Melinda a ride home, and on the way Polly and Bruce try to...


Strategic Air Command

Strategic Air Command is a 1955 American film directed by Anthony Mann. It stars James Stewart and June Allyson, and was released by Paramount Pictures.

Strategic Air CommandJames Stewart plays Robert “Dutch” Holland who is a professional baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is a B-29 bomber pilot during World War II, and also an officer on inactive status in the United States Air Force Reserve. He is recalled to active duty for 21 months during spring training in St. Petersburg, Florida. He reports to his posting at Carswell AFB, a bomber base in Fort Worth, Texas to qualify in the Convair B-36. He arrives in civilian clothing because his old uniforms are those of the old U.S. Army Air Forces, for which he is rebuked by General Hawkes (Frank Lovejoy), the commander of SAC. The General’s character is patterned after the real SAC commander of the time, General Curtis LeMay.

Dutch is given a staff ...


Gung Ho

Gung Ho is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael Keaton and Gedde Watanabe.  The film portrayed the takeover of an American car plant by a Japanese corporation (although the title is an Americanized Chinese expression, for “work” and “together”).

Gung HoIn Gung Ho, the local auto plant which supplied most of the town’s jobs in fictional Hadleyville, Pennsylvania, has been closed for nine months. The former foreman Hunt Stevenson (Michael Keaton) goes to Tokyo to try to convince the Assan Motors Corporation to reopen the plant. The Japanese company agrees and, upon their arrival in the U.S., they take advantage of the desperate work force to institute many changes...


Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film, directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and Damon (and with Damon in the title role), the film follows 20-year-old South Boston laborer Will Hunting, an unrecognized genius who, as part of a deferred prosecution agreement after assaulting a police officer, becomes a client of a therapist and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor. Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend, his girlfriend and himself, facing the significant task of confronting his past and thinking about his future.

Will HuntingTwenty-year-old Will Hunting of South Boston is a self-taught, genius-level intellect, though he works as a janitor at MIT and spends his free time drinking with his friends, Chuckie, Billy, and Morgan...


The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart and featuring Ruth Hussey. Based on the Broadway play of the same name by Philip Barry, the film is about a socialite whose wedding plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and a tabloid magazine journalist. The socialite character of the play—performed by Hepburn in the film—was inspired by Helen Hope Montgomery Scott (1904–1995), a Philadelphia socialite known for her hijinks, who married a friend of playwright Barry.

Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) is the elder daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia Main Line socialite family. She was married to C.K...


Chicago: The Musical

by olgaberrios

In Chicago, the musical begins in Act One in which Roxie Hart murders her lover, Fred Casely, and subsequently attempts to blame her bumbling husband Amos for the slaughter (though she is soon found out and arrested). It’s in the cell blocks that we are treated to the infamous musical number “Cell Block Tango,” in which several other murderesses sing of their crimes.

Other characters introduced in Chicago are Matron “Mama” Morton, a corrupt prison warden with a favors-exchange system via which she provides mutual services to prisoners, and Velma Kelly, a vaudevillian charged with the double homicide of her adulterous husband and back-stabbing sister.

Velma and Roxie soon find themselves in a struggle to win the limelight of fame which Roxie ultimately wins when she manages to steal Velma’s lawyer, the renowned Billy Flynn, who spins the truth concerning the murder of Fred...


Blade Runner

Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The film, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is a loose adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles of 2019 in which genetically engineered replicants, which are visually indistinguishable from adult humans, are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies. Those that escape and return to Earth are hunted down and “retired” by special police operatives known as Blade Runners. The story focuses on burnt-out expert Blade Runner Rick Deckard (Ford), who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment to hunt down a group of recently escaped replicants led by Roy Batty (Hauer)...


The Godfather

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel of the same name. It stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family. The story, The Godfather, spanning 1945 to 1955, chronicles the family under the patriarch Vito Corleone, focusing on the transformation of Michael Corleone (Pacino) from reluctant family outsider to ruthless mafia boss.

GodfatherIn 1945, at his daughter Connie’s wedding, Vito Corleone hears requests in his role as the Godfather, the Don of a New York crime family. Vito’s youngest son, Michael, who was a Marine during World War II, introduces his girlfriend, Kay Adams, to his family at the reception...



Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Dody Goodman. The film involves a young man who falls in love with a mysterious woman who is secretly a mermaid. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The original music score was composed by Lee Holdridge.

SplashIn 1964, 8-year-old Allen Bauer (David Kreps) is vacationing with his family near Cape Cod. While taking a sight-seeing tour on a small boat, he sees something below the ocean surface that fascinates him. Allen jumps into the water, even though he cannot swim. He grasps the hands of a girl (Shayla Mackarvich) who is inexplicably under the water with him and an instant connection forms between the two...


Tell It to the Marines

Tell It to the Marines is a 1926 silent movie starring Lon Chaney, William Haines and Eleanor Boardman, and directed by George W. Hill. The film follows a Marine recruit and the sergeant who trains him, and was the biggest box office success of Chaney’s career and the second biggest moneymaker of 1926/1927.

Tell It To The MarinesIn 1924, “Skeet” Burns applies to join the United States Marine Corps, but only to get a free train ride to San Diego, California. When he arrives, he escapes from veteran Marine Sergeant O’Hara and boards another train to “Tia Juana”, Mexico for the horse races. However, upon his return, he enlists after all and comes under O’Hara’s charge.

At the base, Skeet spots Norma Dale, an attractive Navy nurse. He tries to become better acquainted with her, but his unsubtle, overconfident approach meets with a cold reception. He also discovers that O’Hara is smitten with Norma as well...


Five Reasons To Go And Discover Les Miserables In London’s West End.

There are various good reasons to see Les Miserables in the West End of London. The long term phenomenal musical has filled theatres around the world for years. Making London’s West End its residence since 1985, the hordes of lovers for this excellent stage show musical are testament to the superb portrayal of the characters brought to life on such a strong and heartfelt level.

The tale of Les Miserables is set in early 19th century France and is based around Victor Hugo’s 1862 entitled Les Miserables. The unique tale of characters that struggle against hardships for redemption is both endearing and engaging. Through the lives of student revolutionaries and factory workers the story of Les Miserables unfolds before your eyes.

The creation of Victor Hugo, Les Miserables continues to be one of the most prosperous musicals the world has ever seen...


Down Periscope Starring Lt. Commander Thomas Dodge

In Down Periscope, Lt. Commander Thomas Dodge (Kelsey Grammer) is about to be passed over a third time for command of his own nuclear submarine because of his unorthodox methods and a rumor of a genital tattoo (“Welcome Aboard!”) received after getting blind drunk while on shore leave. Failure to secure a submarine will result in Dodge being dropped from the Navy’s command program, and that means he will resign from the Navy. During his career, Dodge has made an enemy of Rear Admiral Yancy Graham (Bruce Dern), who strongly speaks out against Dodge’s promotion.

Down PeriscopeVice-Admiral Dean Winslow, ComSubLant (Rip Torn), who likes Dodge and his unorthodox methods, plans a war game to test the Navy’s defenses against possible attack from older Soviet diesel-powered submarines in the hands of America’s enemies. Among the defenses that are being tested is Dodge’s prior billet, the Los Angeles-class sub...


The Uninvited

The Uninvited is a 1944 American supernatural mystery/romance directed by Lewis Allen in his feature film debut. The Uninvited is based on the Dorothy Macardle novel Uneasy Freehold. The film stars Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, and Donald Crisp, and introduces Gail Russell.

The UninvitedIn 1937, London music critic and composer Roderick “Rick” Fitzgerald (Ray Milland) and his sister Pamela (Ruth Hussey) fall in love with Windward House, an abandoned seaside house, during a holiday on Cornwall’s rocky coast. They purchase it for an unusually low price from Commander Beech (Donald Crisp).

In the Uninvited Rick and Pamela meet Beech’s 20-year-old granddaughter, Stella Meredith (Gail Russell), who lives with her grandfather in the nearby town of Biddlecombe. Stella is deeply upset by the sale because of her attachment to the house, despite its being where her mother died...


Something’s Gotta Give

Something’s Gotta Give is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers for Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. It stars Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton as a successful 60-something and 50-something, who find love for each other in later life, despite being complete opposites. Keanu Reeves and Amanda Peet co-star, with Frances McDormand, Paul Michael Glaser, Jon Favreau, and KaDee Strickland playing key supporting roles.

Something's Gotta GiveHarry Sanborn is a wealthy New York music mogul in Something’s Gotta Give who has had over a 40-year habit of dating women under 30, including his latest conquest, Marin Klein. The two drive to her mother’s Hamptons beach house expecting to be alone, but are surprised by Marin’s mother, successful playwright Erica Barry, who is there with her sister Zoe.

After an awkward dinner, the night turns disastrous when — during foreplay with M...